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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Dead Home Invaders Send A Message

In Houston on Sunday afternoon, three armed men entered a home and demanded payment. They got payment. The owner of the home grabbed his gun, shot two of them dead, and scared off the third, who ran.

This is the kind of welcome that should greet all such intruders in America, every time. It should greet all such intruders, all over the world, every time. If there were more greetings like this, there would be fewer intruders like this.

The case will automatically be referred to the grand jury, but authorities will tell the grand jury that this force was justified. In Houston, the voters believe that armed resistance to armed intruders is the proper response. This opinion has filtered down through the political system. In Houston, people are armed. Intruders may be armed, but they know that they may meet others who are even better armed inside the homes which they invade.

The two dead intruders will not be arrested, tried, convicted, and sent to jail for several years at the public’s expense. They will simply be buried. From a a tax-efficiency standpoint, this is surely the way to handle armed intruders.

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Muslims Angrily Respond To Obama’s Ramadan Greeting: ‘Hypocrite,’ ‘Hitler’


As Muslims around the world celebrate the beginning of Ramadan, some are taking to social media to criticize Obama’s Ramadan greeting.


At issue is the forced feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees during Ramadan fasting, as well as drone strikes in the Middle East that continue to erode the supposed good will that this president was supposed to inspire in the Muslim world.
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‘My Blood Boiled’: 4th of July DUI Checkpoint Video Goes Viral After Officer’s Comment

Many municipalities set up checkpoints for law enforcement to cut down on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday, but one stop in particular is getting national attention.

The now viral video posted to YouTube showing a man getting stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County, Tennessee, has more than 2.8 million views as of Monday morning after being posted the night of the event. The video includes what the driver believes to be a unconstitutional search of his car where an officer is even recorded saying the man is “perfectly innocent and he knows his rights.”

The video shows driver, 21-year-old Chris Kalbaugh, has his window cracked as Deputy A.J. Ross walks over asking the man to roll it down further. Kalbaugh says he thinks the level he has it rolled down is “fine” because he is able to hear the officer adequately. Ross asks how old Kalbaugh is (who before providing his answer responds asking if that’s even a relevant question), walks briefly toward the back of the vehicle, returns and then asks Kalbaugh to pull over.

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Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Photo courtesy of Hazel Clark Raber
From the facebook page of The Dispatch
 
Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

In June 1990, Ocean City attempted to build the “world’s largest sandcastle” with hopes that it would make the Guinness Book of Records.
Built on the beach at N. Division Street, it was over 40 feet tall and was visible from the Route 50 Bridge. A light show was featured at night. The big castle attracted much attention and delighted tourists who paid $1 to walk to the top and see the sand sculptures up close.
The project was an artistic success and attracted much attention but failed to make the Guinness Book of Records. It missed setting a world record by only two inches.

ABC NEWS: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WON’T BE CONVICTED OF MURDER OR MANSLAUGHTER

Dan Abrams of ABC News has released a lengthy analysis of the George Zimmerman trial. Abrams comes to the conclusion that Zimmerman will likely be released. Per Abrams: I drew a legal conclusion on “Good Morning America” Saturday that would have surprised the Dan Abrams who covered the George Zimmerman case leading up to, and shortly after, [...]

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON

There will be no criminal charges for former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine over the use of customer funds leading up to collapse of MF Global.

The criminal probe into whether there was wrongdoing on the part of Corzine by the Department of Justice will now be dropped due to lack of evidence, said a report in The New York Post, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

But the former CEO of Goldman Sachs is not out of the woods.

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Road Hazard: Sea-Level Rise Toll May Be Worse Than Predicted

Gov. Martin O'Malley warned in December that rising sea levels over the next century would threaten "400 miles of roadways," when he signed an executive order making protection of billions of dollars in state infrastructure a top priority.

However, a CNS analysis shows the total impact, factoring in county-maintained roads, could be much worse.

Maryland is home to more than 5,200 miles of state roads and about 21,000 miles of county roads, according to Maryland State Highway Administration documents. A CNS analysis found that roughly 800 miles of roads would be affected if sea levels rise another 2 feet. At 5 feet, an estimated 3,700 miles would be under water.

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University Of Denver Plans To Give George W. Bush The “‘Improving Human Condition” Award

One of the more bizarre trends that I have covered this year has been the distribution of phony awards to high level crony political oligarchs either for PR purposes or for money. I thought I had seen it all a couple of weeks ago when I read that Jeb Bush was set to present the “Liberty Medal” to Hillary Clinton.

Apparently the University of Denver was not to be outdone, as they planned to give the “Improving Human Condition” award to none other than George W. Bush! Thankfully, considerable outrage has led the University to rethink its choice, but it is inexcusable to begin with. It is not only an embarrassment to the University of Denver, but also to the entire state of Colorado, my adopted home. From theHuffington Post:

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New Trials Granted For MD Prison Inmates Convicted Before 1980

Karen Wilson was just 13 years old in 1969 when her father Gene was murdered.

Wilson says her family found a sense of security when the man who stabbed her dad 30 times was finally sentenced to a life term, plus 20 years. She thought he would be locked up forever.

But last month, she got a call she will never forget. Her father’s killer would soon be free because of a recent court ruling.

“I’ve had to relive my father’s death all over again,” she says. “I’ve gone through the grieving process. Re-victimized is the word.”

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Worst Medical Nightmare?! Woman Wrongly Declared Dead, Opens Eyes During Organ Harvesting

A New York hospital is making headlines after a past, mistaken diagnosis was made public that almost cost a woman her life. Colleen Burns was mistakenly declared brain dead after being admitted to the hospital following a drug overdose.

Burns was actually in a deep coma upon being admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. Doctors diagnosed her as having had a heart attack and declared her brain dead. Sixteen hours before her organs were to be harvested a nurse conducted a reflex test, to which Burns responded. The nurse immediately notified a doctor, but her alert was ignored. After failing to perform brain scans and tests to see if all drugs were out of her body, Burns was taken into the operating room for harvesting ... which is when she opened her eyes and doctors realized she was, in fact, quite alive.
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UNITED STASI OF AMERICA

Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S.

By Daniel Ellsberg, Published: July 7

Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal wiretapping, was introduced in court.
Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago.
After the New York Times had been enjoined from publishing the Pentagon Papers — on June 15, 1971, the first prior restraint on a newspaper in U.S. history — and I had given another copy to The Post (which would also be enjoined), I went underground with my wife, Patricia, for 13 days. My purpose (quite like Snowden’s in flying to Hong Kong) was to elude surveillance while I was arranging — with the crucial help of a number of others, still unknown to the FBI — to distribute the Pentagon Papers sequentially to 17 other newspapers, in the face of two more injunctions. The last three days of that period was in defiance of an arrest order: I was, like Snowden now, a “fugitive from justice.”

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SPD Press Release 7-9-13


Gephyrophobia Is Common In Maryland Thanks To The Bay Bridge

Thousands of drivers cross the Bay Bridge every day but for some people, that trip means high anxiety. A bridge phobia can turn a drive over the Chesapeake Bay into a nightmare.

Jessica Kartalija investigates their fears and whether anything can help.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is one of the longest, highest bridges. It’s also one of the most feared.

“I have this dream about a bridge that goes up and never comes down,” said one driver. “My fear is when I start to feel dizzy that I will pass out. My legs were shaking. Everything about it makes me nervous.”
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Homeowners Sue Police For Violating The Little-Known Third Amendment

Police arrested the Mitchell family in Nevada when the family refused to let the police take over their houses to observe the Mitchells’ neighbors. The Mitchells have sued the City of Henderson and various police officials, claiming among other things that the police violated their rights under the Third Amendment to the Constitution.

Anthony Mitchell lives on the same street as his parents Michael and Linda Mitchell in a suburb of Las Vegas. On July 10, 2011, police contacted Anthony to say they were investigating his neighbors for domestic violence. The police said they required stationing officers in Anthony’s house to gain a tactical advantage. Anthony refused, saying he did not want to get involved.

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Mixed Report On Chesapeake Bay Restoration

An analysis concludes that Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary. But none is on track to meet 2013 cleanup commitments.

The mixed assessment released Monday is based on an analysis of benchmarks each state and the district are aiming to meet by year's end to measure progress to restore the bay and keep the cleanup on track.

The multibillion-dollar restoration plan overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency was devised to ensure a commitment to cleaning up the nation's largest estuary after decades of broken promises and neglect.

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Accident In Ocean City

Car flipped over at Division St coming into OC by the marlin fountain

Hailing Satan

I made the mistake of walking away from my computer after hitting “play.” All of a sudden, the room was filled with hails to . . . Satan. This was the comeback from some Wendy Davis fans outside the Texas statehouse to opponents of the Texas legislator’s attempts to kill a bill that would restrict some abortions (20 weeks and later) in the state. Given that Davis has become effectively a heroine of our slouch — if not plunge — toward a culture comfortable with infanticide denial, the scene was fitting, however, I pray, jarring.

It came during a week that had begun, as our weeks frequently seem to nowadays, with unholy exchanges on the Sunday-morning talking-head shows. In between expressions of glory and praise to Davis on the various channels, there was a lot of talk about the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage. One of the hosts asked a marriage-redefinition dissenter how it could possibly make a difference to a child if he were raised by two “married” men or a man and a woman — mother and father is what we call them, you may still recall.

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Twinkies To Last Longer Than Many May Remember

Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week.

Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting shelves again July 15. That's nearly three weeks longer than the 26 days the previous owner had stated as the shelf life for Twinkies.

A spokeswoman for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, says the change to extend the shelf life was actually made by the old company that went bankrupt, with the longer-lasting cakes first hitting shelves on Nov. 1 of last year.

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Police Shoot & Kill Man Holding Garden Hose, Family Receives $6.5m

Volunteers Needed

HALO, a local faith based ministry that provides services for the homeless and hurting men, women and children in our community is in desperate need of volunteers to help with coverage of their women and children's shelter. There are currently two shifts available: 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. If you are willing and available to help with this critical outreach in our community, please contact Darleen @ 410-742-9356 or email: volunteer@haloministry.org.
www.HALOministry.org

Seniors Still Need Newspapers

I was visiting my niece last night when I asked if I could

Borrow a newspaper.

"This is the 21st century," she said. 'I don't waste money on
Newspapers.

Here, use my iPad."

I can tell you this. That fly never knew what hit him.

JIM CARREY TWEETS SOME CROW, APOLOGIZES TO ASSAULT-RIFLE ‘FANS’ FOR ‘HEARTLESS COMMENT

Hey, there’s good news for gun-control opponents.

Jim Carrey is really, really sorry for calling them “heartless motherf—ers” a while back (among other things).

(Well, the world-famous actor and comedian sees these folks as “asslt rifle fans” rather than gun-control opponents. But you get the drift.)

And besides…he is so, so very sorry:

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Third Amendment Violated?

Remember the Third Amendment?

You know, the part of the U.S. Constitution that goes like this: “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

Well, a Henderson, Nev., family in a recent lawsuit claims that their Third Amendment rights were violated on July 10, 2011, when police officers commandeered their homes and arrested two family members for “obstruction.”

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IRS Exposes Tens Of Thousands Of Social Security numbers

The Internal Revenue Service accidentally exposed the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of people. That's according to an audit by Public.Resource.org, a transparency watchdog. NextGov reports, the numbers were only on the Internet for less than a day. They were connected to non-profit political groups called 527s. The numbers were mistakenly included in a database of tax-exempt status seekers, which the IRS routinely makes public. Public Resources founder, Carl Malamud, pointed out the mistake to the IRS, which scrubbed the database a day later.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 7-9-13

On Jul 1, 2013 at approximately 07:58 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 113 in Berlin, Maryland for failing to slow down or make a lane change into an available lane upon the approach of an emergency vehicle utilizing emergency lights, and following too closely. The Deputy identified the driver as, Devon Winston Baron 22 years of age of New York, NY. The deputy immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The vehicle was searched and Marijuana was found. Mr. Baron was arrested for possession of marijuana. Mr. Baron was taken before the District Court Commissioner and released pending trial.

On July 2, 2013 at approximately 07:00 hrs, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 13 SB and Brantley Road, for the operator not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was identified as Travis Thomas Gue, of Fredrick, Maryland DOB: 33 years of age, was arrested for possession of marijuana, in the amount less than 10 grams. Mr. Gue was released upon the signature of citations pending court.

QUOTES OF THE DAY 7-9-13

“He’s an honest politician–he stays bought.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
Robert A. Heinlein

“Ignorance is curable, stupid is forever.”
Robert A. Heinlein

“My old man says when it’s time to be counted, the important thing is to be man enough to stand up.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Between Planets

“There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“I also think there are prices too high to pay to save the United States. Conscription is one of them. Conscription is slavery, and I don’t think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called. We have had the draft for twenty years now; I think this is shameful. If a country can’t save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain!”
Robert A. Heinlein

“I do know that the slickest way to lie is to tell the right amount of truth–then shut up.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

A Day Without Pay Ahead For Pentagon Workers

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes this week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.

Roughly 85 percent of the department's nearly 900,000 civilians around the world will be furloughed one day each week over the next three months, according to the latest statistics provided by the Pentagon. But while defense officials were able to shift money around to limit the furloughs this year, thousands of civilian, military and contract jobs could be on the chopping block next year.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to provide senators with more details early next week on how the next wave of across-the-board budget cuts will affect the department, said Pentagon press secretary George Little. But while defense officials have not yet released details on the impact of the cuts, Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, has warned that as many as 100,000 more active-duty, National Guard and Reserve soldiers could lose their jobs if Congress allows billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts to continue next year.
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Billy Graham's Prayer At 95 Years Old

A REAL MAN OF GOD!!!!

From a man the media has never been able to throw dirt on.....amazing!
He has certainly hit the "world" on the head!

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY!

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and set us free. Amen!'

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One nation under God!'
Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone on your e-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be heard by the world.

(It's worth a try!)
'One Nation Under God!'

South Dakota Now Has Armed Teachers

LAW LETS SCHOOL EMPLOYEES CARRY WEAPONS ON CAMPUS
While most states are moving to take guns out of the classroom, South Dakota is headed in the other direction.

As of July 1, South Dakota is the only state in the nation to permit school employees to carry weapons on campus. The law was actually signed several months ago but it didn’t take effect until this week. Obviously there are several districts across the country which have passed similar provisions, but South Dakota is the first to implement such a proposal on a statewide level.

Frankly we don’t see the controversy associated with this law … school employees wishing to carry on campus must first receive permission from the governing district and receive training from local law enforcement.

That makes sense to us … as does the deterrent/ protection this new law will provide against school shootings.

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America's Secret Spy Court Has Been Radically Expanding The Powers Of The NSA

The court overseeing National Security Agency surveillance has given the government power to amass vast collections of data on Americans by creating a secret body of law with almost no public scrutiny, current and former U.S. officials told Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times.
The most important of the FISA court rulings — which have involved spying on those possibly involved in nuclear proliferation, espionage, and cyberattacks — involves carving out an exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirement of a warrant for searches and seizures in the fight against terrorism.

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An Obamacare Surrender

Washington is riven by conflict and deep-seated division. It is rare indeed when both sides can agree on anything consequential. Therefore it is incredibly heartening that there is now bipartisan agreement that the implementation of Obamacare is a mess.

Republicans have long maintained this, but now the Obama administration has lent its implicit assent with its astonishing decision to delay by a year the law’s employer mandate. This is what the administration calls, via a blog post by the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for tax policy that announced the decision, “Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner.”

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Most Parents Don't Want Their Kids In Politics

Most parents encourage their children to follow their dreams and be successful. However, it turns out that fewer parents want to see their kids grow up to be president. A Gallop poll released last Friday shows that by a 2-to-1 margin, parents no longer want to see their kids grow up to be politicians. Apparently, the margin is slightly higher when respondents were asked about a daughter going into politics, as opposed to a son. Thirty-seven percent of parents said they would like to see their little girl grow up to be a lawmaker, while only 25 percent hope the same when asked about their son. Researches suggest that the 12-point gap is about gender equality, and parents of girls were more inclined to see their child as a future leader. 

Millions More Immigrants Under The Senate Bill

Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America’s workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant kitchens and rural fields.

In place of the unauthorized workers now commonly found laboring in lower-skilled jobs in the agriculture or service industries, many of these workers would be legal, some of them permanent-resident green card holders or even citizens.

Illegal immigration across the border with Mexico would slow, but legal immigration would increase markedly. That’s the portrait that emerges from recent analyses of the far-reaching bill passed last month by the Senate with the backing of the White House. Although the bill aims to secure the borders, track people overstaying their visas and deny employers the ability to hire workers here illegally, it by no means seeks to choke off immigration. Indeed, the U.S. population over the next two decades would be likely to increase by 15 million people above the probable level if no changes were made to immigration laws, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Part Time Work

While millions of Americans remain out of work, there is one corner of the U.S. economy that's experiencing rapid growth – temp work.According to the Associated Press, nearly 17 million people in our nation can't find full time work – that represents 12 percent of our entire working population. Increasingly, corporations like Wal-Mart, General Motors, and PepsiCo are turning to part-timers to staff their organizations. In addition to keeping people from earning full-time pay, these temporary arrangements deny workers access to health insurance, fair wages, and other benefits. However, with so many Americans out of work, corporations are finding it easier to hire people willing to submit to these unfair conditions. Workers and labor advocates hope that as the economy has improved, companies will begin shifting back to full-time staffing, but many are doubtful.

Man Trying To Visit All 50 States Leaving $500 Tips Inspired By Late Brother’s Last Request

Last summer we learned about one man’s dying wish: That his family go out and tip a restaurant server $500, as stipulated in his will. His family managed to complete that wish, and now his brother has decided to take that request one step further — he’s now trying to leave $500 tips in all 50 states.

As stated in 30-year-old Aaron’s will at the time of his death: “Third, leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f***ing pizza) for a waiter or waitress.”

Ocean City Ranked Fourth On Most Popular Vacation Home Market

OCEAN CITY – A leading online financial corporation has ranked Ocean City as one of the most popular towns to buy a vacation home.

“Families are jumping at the chance to make the second/vacation home purchase,” said Mark Fritschle, Condominium, Realty, LTD and Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) member. “Interest rates are better than they have ever been and the potential tax savings on a second home can’t be beat.”

As mortgage rates remain low and banks become more lenient with lending, the demand for vacation homes is rising.

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Will They Ever Get It Right?

The Senate's plan to overhaul immigration policy would throw tens of billions of dollars at the Homeland Security Department. It would mandate a $7 billion system to check fingerprints of foreigners leaving the United States. And $7.5 billion for the 700-mile long fence. The Seattle Times reports, the bill would authorize $46 billion over 10 years on border security, mostly for contracted services and people. House Republicans, starting with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), oppose most of the bill. Even DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has said she doesn't need much of what the bill would buy, including 20,000 new Border Patrol agents.

Female Inmates Sterilized Without State Approval

Between 2006 and 2010 at least 148 female inmates at the California Institution for Women in Corona and Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla received tubal ligations. Some women accuse doctors of pressuring them, including one woman who was already strapped down and sedated.

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New Book Details The Disturbing Militarization Of America's Police

Radley Balko, a senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, has published an excerpt of his new book "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces" in Salon, and the stories are frightening.
It begins with one about a detective who befriended a man named Sal Culosi so that he could investigate him for gambling.

Culosi liked to bet on football games with his friends, and the detective encouraged him to raise the stakes to the point in which they bet more than $2,000 in a single day.

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MSP Press Release 7-9-13

DATE & TIME: 07/09/2013 @ 12:53 am 
LOCATION: Rt. 50 W/B @ Woodyard Road, Willards, Md. 
CRIME: Possession of CDS (Marijuana) 
Possession of CDS Paraphernalia 
Handgun on Person 
Theft 

Accused: 1. Kalief Saheed Armstrong, 25, of Pennsylvania

BRIEF RESUME: A Trooper from the Salisbury Barrack of the Maryland State Police stopped a white 2005 Nissan passenger car for an equipment violation on Rt. 50 west bound at Woodyard Road in Willards, Wicomico County Maryland. The Trooper detected the odor of raw marihuana within the vehicle and a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marihuana on the driver, Mr. Armstrong. Troopers also located a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun under the drivers seat of the vehicle. A check of the handgun revealed that it was confirmed stolen from Ohio. Mr. Armstrong is currently being held at WCDC pending a hearing with a District Court Commissioner.

Ron Paul: "New Egyptian War: Americans Lose, Again"

Looking at the banners in the massive Egyptian protests last week, we saw many anti-American slogans. Likewise, the Muslim Brotherhood-led government that was deposed by the military last week was very critical of what it saw as US support for the coup. Why is it that all sides in this Egyptian civil war seem so angry with the United States? Because the United States has at one point or another supported each side, which means also that at some point the US has also opposed each side. It is the constant meddling in Egyptian affairs that has turned Egyptians against us, as we would resent foreign intervention in our own affairs.

For more than 30 years, since the US-brokered Camp David Accord between Israel and Egypt, the US supported Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Over that period the US sent more than $60 billion to prop up Mubarak and, importantly, to train and seek control over the Egyptian military. Those who opposed Mubarak’s unelected reign became more and more resentful of the US, which they rightly saw as aiding and abetting a dictator and denying them their political aspirations.

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Md. Gas Tax Increase Raises Funds For Transportation Projects

If you get gas in Maryland, you may have noticed that prices have gone up.

The increase comes as a result of the General Assembly's passage of a gas tax boost and part of the money it raises will fund $650 million dollars in road, rail and pedestrian projects.

Mike Miller, president of Maryland's state senate, knows no one likes paying more for gas, but he says residents should look at what they will receive as a result.

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AMEN


Lost/Found Dog 7-9-13: UPDATE


Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am A Republican"

MVA Survey

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is interested in what is happening on the highways from the driver’s perspective. Annually, the MVA conducts a survey of licenses drivers
within the state. This survey seeks to gain information regarding drivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors as it relates to highway safety practices. The survey focuses on highway safety issues, including seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving. Additionally, the feedback will help to
shape highway safety programs within the state. People completing the survey may remain anonymous, but are asked to provide their gender, age and ZIP code.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/13MADS_FB

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