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Thursday, July 11, 2013

A WATERSPOUT FILMED IN FLORIDA SO SURREAL YOU MIGHT THINK IT’S A FAKE

Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather.com meteorologist and social media coordinator, didn’t believe what he saw in Tampa Bay earlier this week was real. The picture and video by Joey Mole in Safety Harbor show an unbelievable and surreal waterspout curving downward from a cloud into Old Tampa Bay.

“When I saw this photo this morning on social media, I couldn’t believe it was real,” he wrote on his blog.

Evaluating the photo shared on Facebook pages of local meteorologists, Ferrell wrote that he had to actually vet its legitimacy because the image was so fantastic. 

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Putting Out The Flame


War On Drugs Fostered Mass Incarceration

Neill Franklin has come a long way since his years as an undercover narc for the Maryland State Police then head of training for the Baltimore City Police Department.

He now heads Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in Silver Spring, an enemy of the war on drugs he fought so long.

Greg Carpenter has come a long way since the 20 years he spent in prison in Maryland, California and Georgia. For the last 15 years in Baltimore he’s been working to help prisoners re-enter society and last year served on the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Re-Entry Task Force.

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Earliest Alphabetical Inscription From Biblical Times Found In Jerusalem

A 3,000-year-old inscribed piece of an earthenware jug dating back to the time of King David has archaeologists stumped.

The ancient inscription is the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in Jerusalem, according to researchers from Hebrew University who discovered the artifact.

Working near the Temple Mount, head archaeologist Eilat Mazar uncovered the 10th century B.C.E inscription, engraved on a large pithos, a necklace ceramic jar, along with six others at the Ophel excavation site.

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Appeals Court Ruling Means Convicted Murderers Are Freed

A recent court ruling means freedom for some convicted murderers in Maryland.

Months ago the Maryland Court of Appeals found that in some cases juries were not properly instructed.

And in some cases it happened for those accused of murder.

As a result, the jail doors will likely be swinging open and dozens of prisoners will likely get out scott free...including more than a dozen who were put behind bars on murder charges.

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Florida Police Officers Entangled In Widespread Sex Scandal

LAKELAND, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a widespread sex scandal involving nearly a dozen police officers in one Florida city after a civilian crime analyst detailed trysts with the men in police and fire stations, patrol cars, motels and even in a parking lot after a memorial service for a slain officer.

Sue Eberle, 37, has told officials that she had consensual and sometimes coerced sex with the officers and a firefighter, and that she once was propositioned by a city worker in Lakeland.

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Federal Funding Announced For Fenwick Beach Pumping

FENWICK ISLAND -- Fenwick Island officials last week announced the federal Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract for a vast beach replenishment project to repair the damage caused during Hurricane Sandy last fall and other coastal storms throughout the winter and early spring.

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to repair and restore the beaches in Fenwick and other coastal resort towns in Delaware to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock. With the contract awarded last week, a notice to proceed is expected to be issued at any time and a construction schedule will be released. With Fenwick and other Delaware beaches in the height of their seasons, the beach replenishment and restoration projects will likely be scheduled after Labor Day.

During the project, roughly 389,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beach in Fenwick from offshore borrow sources and spread over about 6,500 feet of shoreline. The dunes ravaged during Sandy last October and other storms last winter and early spring will also be restored to their pre-storm conditions.

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Spies & Muscle: Holder, Secretive DOJ Group Helped Oust Sanford Sheriff

The Obama administration may have had direct involvement in shaping the Trayvon Martin shooting narrative, including direct involvement in forcing Sanford, FL sheriff Bill Lee to temporarily step down.

An Orlando Sentinel article detailing how the Department of Justice’s secretive Community Relations Service worked to bring about Sheriff Lee’s ouster raises troubling questions about the Obama administration’s involvement, especially when coupled with the cozy relationship that Attorney General Eric Holder has with one of the lead Trayvon Martin agitators, the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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How To Wash Your Hair In Space

Neo-Conned

The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted. The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the size of government. There has not been, nor will there soon be, a conservative revolution in Washington. Political party control of the federal government has changed, but the inexorable growth in the size and scope of government has continued unabated. The liberal arguments for limited government in personal affairs and foreign military adventurism were never seriously considered as part of this revolution.

Since the change of the political party in charge has not made a difference, who’s really in charge? If the particular party in power makes little difference, whose policy is it that permits expanded government programs, increased spending, huge deficits, nation building and the pervasive invasion of our privacy, with fewer Fourth Amendment protections than ever before?

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CARSON: Restoring Plain And Civil Speech To Politics

I retired this month after 40 years of medical endeavors. There is little that can compare to the joy of being able to intervene in the lives of fellow human beings and in the vast majority of cases, save or improve those lives.

For a long time, I thought that retirement would mean learning to play golf well, learning to play the organ and learning a variety of new languages. Maybe my second retirement will include those things, but as a physician, I could not walk away and forget about patients who were suffering, and by the same token, I cannot now embark upon a life of leisure and watch my beloved nation and fellow citizens suffer from many self-inflicted wounds.

I revel in the opportunity to discuss many of the important issues of today even though many detractors will continue to try to put me in a box and say that I can only comment on things relevant to the field of neurosurgery. They are fond of saying “the good doctor is a terrific medical practitioner, but he can’t possibly know anything about issues outside of medicine.” 

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House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill After Republicans Carve Out Food Stamps

The House on Thursday narrowly passed a massive farm bill, after Republicans took the risky step of carving out the food stamp program -- a move Democrats effectively boycotted.

The bill passed on a 216-208 vote. Zero Democrats voted for it.

House Democrats spent most of the afternoon lambasting their Republican colleagues for dropping the food stamp component, making clear that House Speaker John Boehner would need to rely on Republicans only to pass the bill. After some marathon nose-counting, GOP leaders were able to minimize the number of Republican defectors -- just 12 Republicans voted against it on Thursday. 

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BORDER PATROL AGENTS SHATTER DRIVER’S WINDOW, HANDCUFF HIM AFTER HE REFUSES TO COOPERATE AT ‘INTERNAL’ CHECKPOINT

Border Patrol agents shattered a driver’s window at a checkpoint in Pine Valley, Calif., when he apparently refused to cooperate with law enforcement officials or consent to a warrantless search of his vehicle. The driver was then removed from his car and put in handcuffs.

Taxpayers May Have To Foot Hotel Debt Obligation




BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City-owned Hilton Hotel has become a financial drain, and next month a decision will have to be made whether to tap the city's general fund to cover debt payments.



The taxpayer-funded hotel has lost millions each year since it opened in 2008. Then Mayor Martin O'Malley pushed the project through City Council to boost Baltimore's convention business.

Now governor, O'Malley blames former Gov. Bob Ehrlich for not committing state taxpayers to the project.

"You may recall, at the time, that we asked we were told no by the then governor," O'Malley said.

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A Word To Rioting Muslims

State Employee Pleads Guilty To Theft

ANNAPOLIS — The former dietary manager of a Maryland juvenile detention center has pleaded guilty to using a state-issued credit card to buy tons of frozen crab legs and shrimp that were resold to local restaurants.

Attorney General Doug Gansler announced on Wednesday that Douglas Allen Fairfax pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in Frederick County Circuit Court.

Fairfax, who worked at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, used the credit card to buy more than 15,000 pounds of seafood that cost taxpayers about $94,000. He made the purchases between January 2011 and February 2012 to sell for his own profit.

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Effect Of These 4 Words...

I LOVE YOU, SWEETHEART (Effect of these 4 words)

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with your husband. The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?"

All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, some yesterday, some couldn't remember. The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."

The women were then told to exchange phones and to read aloud the text message responses.

Here are some of the replies:
1. Who is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick?
3. I love you too.
4. What now? Did you crash the car again?
5. I don't understand what you mean?
6. What did you do now?
7. ?!?
8. Don't beat around the bush, just tell me how much you need?
9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.
11. I thought we agreed we would not drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay, isn't she??

Guy Rescues a Hummingbird

How A Crazy Sex Drug Inspired Mass Police Raids Across America

On November 2, 2002, a large group of police officers in tactical gear descended on a rave party in Racine, Wisconsin. The cops kicked in doors, dragged young people from bathroom stalls, threw others to the floor, and held dozens more at gunpoint.
The police issued more than 450 citations of $968 each to partygoers merely for attending an event where some attendees were breaking the state’s drug laws. Only three people were arrested on actual drug charges. With help from the ACLU, the city of Racine eventually dismissed the charges against all attendees who hadn’t yet pleaded guilty.

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NYC BUILDING IN CHINATOWN PARTLY COLLAPSES; 8 HURT

NEW YORK (AP) — The fire department says a building has partly collapsed and caught fire in New York City's Chinatown, sending eight people, including a firefighter, to hospitals.

At least three of them are in serious condition. The firefighter is not among those three.

The New York Fire Department got the call around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The fire was under control shortly after 1:30 p.m.

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Democratic Aide Brings Gun Into Courthouse, Receives Ticket

An aide to Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers got off with a warning after illegally bringing a gun into a public building.

Security officers at a federal building in downtown Detroit found a gun in the purse of Betty Petrenz, Conyers’ office manager. Bringing weapons into government buildings is strictly forbidden, but Petrenz received no sentence or formal punishment. Just a ticket, which will be stricken from her record if she demonstrates good behavior.

Conyers is a strong advocate of stronger gun control laws whose votes have earned him an “F” grade from the National Rifle Association.

The lenient punishment is in stark contrast with the fates of three other people who brokethe law, and were either fired, forced to resign, or criminally charged, according to The Detroit Free Press.

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How Edward Snowden Helped Kill CISPA (for now)

If you forgot about CISPA, it’s the latest version of the internet spying bill that Congress has been trying to pass for years. So not only did Edward Snowden alert the American public and the world of the extraordinarily unconstitutional and immoral activities of the NSA and U.S. government, his information also stopped CISPA dead in its tracks…at least for now. It seems the plan is to reintroduce the bill in the fall, by which time the powers that be assume the S&P 500 will be up another 200 points and the public won’t even remember what the NSA is. From The Verge:

US lawmakers have been trying for the past two years to pass new bills that would set up information sharing programs between tech companies and the government. But those bills, including the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), look like they will be spending even more time in legislative limbo. Bloomberg news reports today that House and Senate lawmakers are holding back on introducing their own versions of CISPA or similar cyber information sharing legislation till at least this fall, due primarily to the public outcry following the revelations of the NSA’s secret internet spying program PRISM and its surveillance of millions of personal phone records.

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Governor, Mayor Announce Millions To Support Youth Summer Jobs

Governor Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced funding that would support summer jobs for more than 5,000 Baltimore youth Wednesday.

Both visited the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to announce a combined $2.8 million in investments to create over 2,300 summer jobs for local youth through Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program.

Twenty YouthWorks participants currently employed by MICA this summer were present during their announcement, officials say.
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Edward Snowden's Leaks Have Caused A 'Massive Shift' In The Public's Views Of Government Surveillance

National Security Agency leak source Edward Snowden is viewed as a "whistleblower" by most Americans, and his leaks have caused a "massive shift" in public opinion against government surveillance, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Snowden — who is currently seeking political asylum while holed up in Russia — is viewed as a "whistleblower" by 55% of poll respondents. Only 34% view him as a "traitor."

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Meeting Materials - July 15, 2013 Council Work Session City Of Salisbury

The Agenda for Monday’s Work Session is attached and the Agenda Packet is posted on the website at the link below.

http://www.ci.salisbury.md.us/cityclerk/briefingbook/WS071513Packet.pdf

9 Plagues That Are Collapsing Capitalism

Let me be blunt: Our capitalist system is approaching failure.

Or, perhaps better said: Our marginally capitalist, partly-free market systems are approaching a massive collapse.

Not because of what capitalism is, mind you, but because the powers that be have bastardized it.

Capitalism can bear many distortions and abuses, but it is not indestructible.

And, make no mistake, the ‘capitalist’ system we have today has been massively corrupted, so much so that it’s sagging under the load... and will continue to do so until the proverbial straw breaks its back.

The 9 Plagues
1. The average producer is being stripped bare. In the US, for example, the total take of taxes has not risen dramatically, but fewer and fewer people actually pay them. There was a big uproar during the last election cycle over the fact that 47% of working-aged Americans paid no income tax. That means that the half who do work (read suckers) are paying the whole. And more than that, they are also paying for the many millions who are on food stamps and disability. Producers are being punished and abused, made into chumps.

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WARNING!!! BEWARE OF NEW LOCAL PHONE/INTERNET SCAM

An associate of Salisbury News, (go figure) was called this morning and told they were from Microsoft, (or some other Internet company) and they had detected a serious issue on their computer. They went on to say they needed certain codes and passwords to log onto their computer and FIX the problem remotely.

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. After all the trouble we experienced yesterday, beware of what these people are capable of. IF you are to receive such a call, HANG UP ON THEM. 

It’s 7-Eleven® Day…Get Down with your Slurpee® Self!

7-Eleven, Inc. has choreographed a super-cool celebration to mark its 86th birthday Thursday, July 11 (that’s 7/11, btw), better known by fans of its popular frozen drink as Free Slurpee® Day. Big things are in store and online for the festivities:

Free small Slurpee drinks -- That’s a full 12 ounces, almost double the previous years’ 7.11-ounce size. Offered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 11, at participating 7-Eleven® stores in the U.S. and Canada
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OC Might Host Historic Tall Ship Later This Summer

OCEAN CITY – An addition to Ocean City’s list of attractions is on the horizon for this summer with the proposal to bring the historical tall ship Nao Victorian Galeon to the area to provide tours and exhibits.

During this week’s Recreation and Parks Commission meeting, Special Events Superintendent Frank Miller presented a new special event request from Bryan Lilley of National Air, Sea & Space Foundation (NASSF) and Director of Development Steve Webster to dock the Spanish Navy’s tall ship Nao Victoria Galeon in Ocean City for a period of 30 days to add to the resort’s tourist experience. Miller worked with Lilley on recent OC Air Show events in Ocean City.

According to NASSF, the Galeon is a replica of the 16th century ships that Spanish explorers sailed on to discover Florida and much of the new world. The ship will provide an interactive tour, along with exhibits telling its history.

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'Insider Threat' Program Reportedly Orders Feds To Spy On Each Other Using Sloppy Tactics

An "insider threat" program launched by the Obama administration two years ago requires federal employees to spy on each other using profiling techniques not proven to work, according to a new report.

Details about the program, first reported by McClatchy, have gradually been made public in recent weeks. It was apparently ordered in 2011 in the wake of security leaks by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, and urges federal workers and contractors to look out for "high-risk" behavior -- and to report it.

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BANKSTERS RUN IT ALL

The banksters crashed the global economy in 2008, wiping out more than $8 trillion in wealth. Instead of being prosecuted, they were bailed out. Now they are bigger than ever.

Our attorney general Eric “dick” Holder has publicly stated the big banks are to valuable to prosecute. It’s because the banks own our government. JPM makes billions off EBT and SNAP transactions. JPM is currently raping Afghanistan of natural resources with the aid of the pentagon (and one reason why this war will never end).

Goldman Sachs and JPM have their fingers in virtually every money making enterprise on the planet, as you will see. They launder money for the drug cartels, fraudulently foreclose on homes, and manipulate every market there is. They are evil beyond reckoning, and there is nobody to limit their power.

Banksters are the real terrorists, fleecing the public, perpetuating wars, and controlling financial markets. Bankster’s greed has allowed them to swallow up entire sectors of the economy. They must be stopped.

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Free Summer Movie Screenings At Pemberton Park

SALISBURY, Md. - Looking to escape the heat and keep the kids entertained for a few hours? All summer, Pemberton Park will host free movie screenings featuring family-friendly nature films. Screenings will take place Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m. through the end of August.

Screenings are free and open to the public, registration is not required. Pemberton Park is located at 5561 Plantation Lane in Salisbury. For more information, please contact Danielle Vogt at 443-644-1824 or pembertonpark@wicomicocounty.org.

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Passionate Debate Held Over Decency Rules In Ocean City; Resort Hesitant To Address Fashion Trends

OCEAN CITY – The potential to regulate indecent fashion choices on the Boardwalk was not included on the Mayor and Council agenda this week, as expected, but a passionate discussion about the resort and recent trends did take place.

A few weeks ago, Councilman Brent Ashley re-introduced the idea to institute legislation that is referred to as the “Droopy Pants Ordinance.” He had initially brought the concept up in 2011 when he presented the council research he had conducted finding a number of municipalities do not allow pants any longer than three inches from the tops of the hips exposing skin or undergarments.

Ashley broached the topic against last month when the City of Wildwood passed an ordinance establishing decency standards on its Boardwalk. The resort’s ordinance specifically states, “The waist-band of shorts, swim-trunks, pants and/or skirt shall not be worn more than 3 inches below the wearer’s waist, interpreted to mean at a level below the crest of the ilium, so as to expose either skin or garment underneath.”

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Lost Puppies 7-11-13

LOST yesterday 07/10/2013, 2 beautiful black and white puppies, 9 weeks old from Parsonsburg,MD, Old Ocean City Rd intersection Forest Grove RD; Please call 443-944-0480 Cirstina if you seen them or save them! Have a blessed day!

Protect Liberty Or Power?

If we are to have government, it is supposed to be very limited and the purpose is to protectliberties. But right now it’s the conventional wisdom that government is there to protect power.

~Ron Paul from LRC Podcast 379~

Tsarnaev Supporters

Supporters of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came out to the Moakley federal courthouse.

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Too Much Jefferson-Jackson?

Too Much Jeffersonianism…?  Wow, so this guy thinks that people are thinking too openly about freedom; gotta crush that before it gets out of hand.  The idea of forced National Service is something that Charlie Rangel has come out in favor of many times.  Between Rangel and Gerson that means this has “bipartisan” supprot from the Progressives and Neo-Cons.  I find it funny because no one who is in the public service is actually serving me in any way.
about to get served
So to restore faith in government Gerson’s solution is to enslave us even more.  Is there anymore proof needed that the Neo-Cons are the party of Evil. 
If there is a single issue that will make me pack up and leave the USSA it is this.  I find few things more offensive than conscription  Under no circumstances will my son be forced to serve.

OCPD Credit Seat Belt Use During in Overturned Car Survival

On July 9, 2013, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Ocean City Police and Fire Department personnel responded to North Division Street and Philadelphia Avenue, in reference to a vehicle crash involving an overturned car.  The investigation revealed that both vehicles were travelling southbound on Philadelphia Avenue when a vehicle in lane two attempted to make an illegal left turn from lane two, striking the victims vehicle.  The victims vehicle, which was travelling in lane one, overturned and come to rest on its roof.

The overturned car had four persons inside, all of which were wearing their seatbelts, and required a rescue operation by the OC Fire Department.  The driver was flown by the Maryland State Police helicopter to the University Of Maryland Medical Center’s “Shock Trauma” unit in Baltimore and at the time of this release is in stable condition. The three other occupants of the overturned car sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment and were released later that evening. 

The OCPD reminds citizens that SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES.   “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts are the single most effective traffic safety device for preventing death and injury,” said Police Chief Ross Buzzuro.  “Seat belts save lives and yesterday’s crash is an example of how important it is to simply buckle up.”

The driver of the at-fault vehicle has been identified as Raymond J. Gallo of North Hampton, PA. Gallo sustained minor injuries and was treated by EMS at the scene.  Gallo was charged with failing to yield right of way and making a left turn from improper lane position.    
 
The crash resulted in a traffic pattern change, as the outbound lanes of the Rt. 50 Bridge were blocked and inbound Ocean City Rt. 50 traffic had to be diverted away from the crash scene, for approximately one hour.  In addition to Ocean City Police, the Worcester County Sherriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police assisted with the incident.  For more information about seat belt safety visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Office web page at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA.

101M Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers

The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.

Of the 101 million receiving food benefits, a record 47 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The USDA describes SNAP as the “largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.”

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Role Of Justice Department In Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

According to these documents, our tax dollars have been used to help organize protests against George Zimmerman and oust the Police Chief who did not bring charges. This is total corruption.

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests.

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012; 125 pages were received on May 30, 2012. JW administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013. According to the documents:
March 25 - 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being "deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain."
March 25 - 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 "in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain."
March 30 - April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL "to provide support for protest deployment in Florida."
March 30 - April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL "to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31."
April 3 - 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL "to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford."
April 11 - 12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL "to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male."

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: "Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida" following a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive "peacekeepers."

In reply to that message, Battles said: "Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together." He signed the email simply Tommy.

Carswell responded: "That's why we make the big bucks."

Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ's CRS, the employees of which are required by law to "conduct their activities in confidence," reportedly has greatlyexpanded its role under President Barack Obama. Though the agency claims to use "impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures," press reports along with the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Sanford, FL, took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of Zimmerman.

On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinel reported, "They [the CRS] helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People." The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying "They were there for us," after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents.

Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a "community meeting" held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012. The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford's Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the "Dream Defenders" barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired. According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

"These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations."

Links For Action

Joe, 

I believe many of your readers would make calls to their reps; city, county, state and federal if they knew how. Would it be possible to list the links for all these categories on a permanent basis so this info would be in front of them daily? They would have No Excuse for not getting involved by making their voices heard. Here are some of the links I use:

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/US-Congress.shtml House and Senate Members Federal

Store Owner Knocks Out Robber With A Baseball Bat

Dear Harris Teeter Customer,

Harris Teeter announced that it is merging with Kroger. While a contract has been signed, the merger will not be complete for a few months. We announced in January that we were going through a process of looking at strategic options; this announcement completes that process.

While details are still being finalized, we can tell you our name will remain Harris Teeter; our own brands will continue to reflect our name; Boar’s Head Brands will be in our Deli and the same high-quality Angus Beef will be sold in our meat departments. We do not anticipate any Associate changes with this merger, so rest assured you should find your favorite meat cutter, cake decorator or cashier at your Harris Teeter. We will continue to be committed to delivering excellent customer service and outstanding quality. You will continue to find fast check-out lanes and friendly Associates when you visit your Harris Teeter store.

Kroger is the second largest food retailer in the US with sales approaching $100 billion. By joining them, we will become even more efficient in our ability to deliver outstanding value to our customers. In addition, they will provide growth opportunities for our company and our associates.

We appreciate your business and support over the years. Your loyalty is valued more than you will ever know. Rest assured it is the desire of both Kroger and Harris Teeter to only make Harris Teeter better through this merger for many years to come.

Sincerely,

Fred Morganthall
President & Chief Operating Officer

State: Heroin Overdoses Increase

After five years of declines,the number of heroin-related overdose deaths increased in Maryland last year by 54%.

According to a report released today by the Maryland department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the number of heroin related deaths in 2012 was 378, compared to 245 in 2011.

The increase in heroin related deaths led to a 15% increase in fatal drug and alcohol related overdoses, from 663 in 2011 to 761 last year.

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DOJ Provided Support For Trayvon Rallies

On Wednesday, Judicial Watch announced that the Department of Justice had turned over documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request showing that the Community Relations Service (CRS), a small division of the DOJ, was sent to Sanford, Florida after the Trayvon Martin shooting to help manage rallies and protests.

In April 2013, Breitbart News' Lee Stranahan first reported the role of the CRS in Sanford.

The new documents show that from March 25 through April 12, 2012, the CRS spent thousands of dollars helping organize and “work” marches and demonstrations regarding Trayvon Martin. Tasks included:

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High Tech Bus Pass For OC


We’re not sure why PMoney is called PMoney. Maybe it’s because you can pay people and parking. Anyway, PMoney is a mobile payment program that allows you to use your phones to pay friends & family, parking garages as well as merchants. To get started, you will need to create an account which can be done online or within the PMoney app. Setup requires you to provide your mobile number, email and contact information. To fund your PMoney account, you can link your bank account or credit card. This process is easy and takes a few minutes, after which you can ditch your wallet.

To pay friends or family, enter their mobile phone number, and specify the amount you wish to send. After you confirm the transaction, your recipient will receive the funds immediately. They will need to register with PMoney to receive the funds.

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Joshua Adickes, OCPD Officer Remembered

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire In Salisbury

Just letting you know there is a big fire brewing at the creosote plant across from How Sweet It IS, (just south of the bypass)

WCSO Press Release 7-11-13

Great News! According to the WCSO website there have been no crimes since July 2nd 2013. We will resume posting the press releases if a crime happens in Wicomico  County.

$1,000.00 REWARD For Lost Rottweiler Tilghman Island

$1,000 reward now and this is a wonderful woman who has a nonprofit group that helps injured soldiers & marines www.operationsecondchance.org.

She is to the point of losing her mind. Been walking Tilghman every inch --- yesterday 9 hrs. Everyone is helping. Someone must have picked her up or she is in HEAVEN.
Thank you for all you do.