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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dr. King's Nightmare: A War On Black America

With the exception of Thomas Jefferson’s words “when in the course of human events” written in the Declaration of Independence and President Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg of “a government of the people, for the people and by the people,” there are no words more powerful in the American experience than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream…” which he so powerfully and eloquently delivered 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Dr. King would be pleased to know that 50 years after his speech the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” have been thoroughly broken.

While the stains of institutional racism have faded into our nation’s past, Dr. King’s dream of economic equality remains unfulfilled for many black Americans who remain mired in poverty.
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Bingomania Returns To The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center On Saturday, September 14

SALISBURY, Md. - Bingomania, the Eastern Shore’s largest bingo cash prize event, returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, September 14. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to Bingomania includes all regular and special games, including the Jumbo Jackpot Game. Regular game payouts are $500 while special games will pay out $1000. The Jumbo Jackpot Game pays a maximum of $10,000 depending upon attendance.

Increase your chances of winning and help a local food bank at the same time by bringing three non-perishable food items to the game. Those that do will receive three additional cards for the first early bird game.

Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $55 per person at the door, fees may apply to ticket prices. Tickets are on sale now at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD; M-F, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.), online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org and by phone at 410-548-4911.

All proceeds benefit the Mardela Middle and High School Bands. For more information contact the Mardela Band-Aides at 410-677-5170.

Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege

On his radio show the other day, Hugh Hewitt caught me by surprise and asked me about running for the United States Senate from New Hampshire. My various consultants, pollsters, PACs, and exploratory committees haven’t fine-tuned every detail of my platform just yet, but I can say this without a doubt: I will not vote for any “comprehensive” bill, whether on immigration, health care, or anything else. “Comprehensive” today is a euphemism for interminably long, poorly drafted, and entirely unread — not just by the people’s representatives but by our robed rulers, too (how many of those Supreme Court justices actually plowed through every page of Obamacare when its “constitutionality” came before them?). The 1862 Homestead Act, which is genuinely comprehensive, is two handwritten pages in clear English. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is 500 times as long, is not about patients or care, and neither protects the former nor makes the latter affordable.

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Woman Brutally Beaten By Group Of Teens In North Side Says Attack Was ‘Racially Motivated’

PITTSBURGH — A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in Pittsburgh’s North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs.

Ginger Slepski said she suffered multiple injuries, including torn shoulder ligaments. She said she thought the girls were going to kill her.

“I thought it was so animalistic. So violent. I’m so afraid for these girls to get out and walk the streets,” Slepski said.

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Council, OCDC Reach Deal On New Beach Patrol Home; Downtown Recreation Complex Plans Shelved Again

OCEAN CITY – The long awaited Ocean City Beach Patrol’s new headquarters got the green light this week to be funded in an upcoming bond issuance with a little help from the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC).

Earlier this month, City Manager Terry McGean presented the Mayor and Council with a draft of the Town of Ocean City Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2018.

McGean highlighted several proposed projects that are FY14 and FY15 scheduled bond funded projects that he wanted the Mayor and City Council to keep in mind during future discussions. A project that has been left on the drawing board for some time was the construction of a new headquarters for the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP).

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California Man Registers Dog To Vote

America's debate on voting rights typically centers on voter discrimination and ID laws. But on the Central Coast, there's a voting controversy over a dog.

Richard Davis doesn't think dogs should vote, but he used his golden retriever, named Cooper, to expose flaws in Monterey County's election system.

The Pacific Grove man went online and filled out a voter registration form for Cooper. The pooch received a registration card in Davis' mailbox showing that Cooper is now a registered voter in Monterey County. The dog also got a voter ID number.

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WHEN IT BECOMES SERIOUS, YOU HAVE TO LIE

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.” – Jean Claude Junker

Do you think our situation is serious?

Do you think the BLS is lying?

BREAKING NEWS: UK House Of Commons Votes Against Intervene In Syria

British lawmakers vote against military intervention in Syria in a major defeat for both British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Obama administration.
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O'Malley: Abolishing Death Penalty Part Of Pushing King's Vision Forward

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said that laws abolishing the death penalty, legalizing gay marriage and raising the minimum wage represented the modern "calling of conscience to action" while speaking Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

O'Malley, who has strongly hinted that he plans to pursue the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said there was an "urgent" need to attend to the "work of justice."

"The responsibility we consecrate today is not rooted in nostalgia or memory — it is rooted in something far deeper," O'Malley said.

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Senators Demand Holder Detail DEA's Use Of Secret Data

Eight Democratic U.S. senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report that the National Security Agency supplies the Drug Enforcement Administration with intelligence information used to make non-terrorism cases against American citizens.

The August report revealed that a secretive DEA unit passes the NSA information to agents in the field, including those from the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and Homeland Security, with instructions to never disclose the original source, even in court. In most cases, the NSA tips involve drugs, money laundering and organized crime, not terrorism.

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Baltimore Drivers Ranked As Some Of The Worst In US

Buckle your seat belts, Baltimore! A new study has ranked drivers in our city as some of the worst in the country.



Meghan McCorkell has more on the study.

That study, done by insurance company Allstate, looked at the number of collisions compared to other cities.

Emergency lights, multiple crushed cars and an SUV on its side are pretty common sights on the streets of Baltimore.

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SHERIFFS BAND TOGETHER TO OVERTURN COLORADO GUN CONTROL LAWS

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredosays sheriffs throughout CO have added momentum to efforts to overturn gun control laws that are infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Coloradans.

When Breitbart News spoke with Tancredo on August 26, he said: "The laws that have been passed are being challenged by 55 Sheriffs, along with other Coloradans who anticipate the laws will be struck down because they are blatantly unconstitutional."

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Regulators Look For Do-Over On Dodd-Frank Mortgage Regulation

Financial regulators are revisiting one of the key Dodd-Frank regulations pertaining to mortgages, two years after industry and consumer groups warned that the original proposal would raise borrowing costs for homeowners.

On Wednesday, six federal agencies tasked with regulating banking and housing finance released a 499-page proposal for a rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act that requires banks to retain a portion of the risk created in securitizing mortgages. The provision was intended to ensure that lenders have some “skin in the game” to prevent them from loosening mortgage standards for loans packaged into securities, a phenomenon thought by many to have contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.

A key feature of the rule is the definition of a “qualified residential mortgage” — a loan that meets high underwriting standards that would be exempt from the risk-retention rule.

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Our Partisan President

It’s ironic that President Obama so often carps about politics — blaming “politics as usual” or “hyperpartisanship” for everything from the lack of economic growth to joblessness to climate change — when he is the most relentlessly partisan president in recent memory. Obama is a staunch left liberal who finds it very difficult to rise above politics and attempt to unite the country. Arguably, his very best speech, the one delivered in Tucson after the Gabby Giffords shooting, did transcend partisanship. It was an outlier.

The president inserted himself into the Trayvon Martin story in a deeply irresponsible manner. Disregarding the case’s complexities (the fact that Zimmerman was clearly in a fight, the fact that not a particle of evidence suggested racial animus on Zimmerman’s part, the fact that Zimmerman had alerted police to strangers of every description), the president legitimized the racial-incitement tactics of Sharpton and Co. by suggesting that a son of his would resemble Trayvon. A son of Obama’s might also resemble Chancey Luna or James Edwards, two of the perpetrators of the depraved murder last week in Oklahoma. That teaches us what, exactly?

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Auditors Found Frostburg State Failed To Get Proper Approval Or Competitive Bid For $2M Energy Facility

Frostburg State University paid for construction of a $2 million Sustainable Energy Research Facility without documenting the reason for its site-selection decision, without obtaining required approvals from the Board of Public Works or the university system, and without requiring the developer to competitively bid construction, according to an audit released Wednesday.

Chief auditor Thomas Barnickle told legislators in a letter: “The selection of the site was critical because existing contracting arrangements for the location required the use of a certain developer who then used an affiliated contractor to perform the construction work.”

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Doctor Rand

Senator Paul performs pro bono eye surgery.

‘Oh my God. Oh my God.”

Those are Cynthia Burke’s first words after Senator Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, completes her eye surgery, removing the cataract in her right eye. Lying down in the operation room, Burke, a 55-year-old woman from the Ozarks town of Fredericktown, Mo., looks up. Standing above her are Paul and another ophthalmologist, Barbara Bowers, both dressed in blue scrubs.

Because of her cataracts, Burke hadn’t been able to perceive much color, and couldn’t see at all in her right eye when there wasn’t natural light. But now, with the surgery just completed, Burke’s sight is already hugely improved. “You have on blue clothes,” Burke marvels.

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U.S. Judge Blasts DOJ Over Drug Sentence Disparities

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa has sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for creating massive drug sentencing disparities by failing to have a policy, until recently, advising prosecutors on when to double the prison time for repeat offenders.

In an Aug. 16 opinion drawing attention in legal circles, U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett described “a deeply disturbing, yet often replayed, shocking, dirty little secret of federal sentencing: the stunningly arbitrary application” of sentencing enhancements for repeat offenders.

Bennett issued the decision days after Attorney General Eric Holder announced guidelines telling prosecutors not to routinely seek the tougher penalties against low-level drug offenders. The change, which Bennett called welcome if long overdue, is part of a major shift in federal sentencing policies designed to imprison fewer nonviolent offenders.

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BREAKING NEWS: IRS TO RECOGNIZE ALL LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

On heels of Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act decision, the Treasury Department and IRS announce legally married gay couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes. From Fox News

A Special Thanks To Cato Oil

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TEEN CHARGED IN RAPE OF 93-YEAR-OLD WOMAN – AND POLICE HAVE ALREADY FOUND HIS DNA ON VICTIM

Amelia Rudolf, 93, was soundly sleeping in the home her husband built for her on the night of July 16 when the sound of her back door getting kicked in startled her. What happened to her next surely felt more like a terrifying nightmare than real life.

After unlawfully entering her home, a 17-year-old brutally raped her, according to police in Anderson, Ind.

Iquise Taylor, 17, has been formally charged as an adult with rape, burglary, criminal confinement and strangulation, police said Monday. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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BREAKING NEWS: NFL, PLAYERS REACH PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits, judge says.

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For Some, Tobacco Remains Way Of Life In Southern Maryland

OWINGS, Md. - Along a busy road in Calvert County, Md., a crop is being harvested this week that may surprise some: Tobacco.

"This stuff made southern Maryland what it is," tobacco farmer S. L. Brady told WTOP.

Twelve years after the state of Maryland began paying farmers not to grow tobacco and urging them to switch to other crops, Brady is still going.

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Crystal Morris Godwin Update: GUILTY

Uniforms Unlimited will celebrate its 20 year Anniversary in 2014. Out of those 20 years, Crystal worked here for 12 ½ years. Her theft was uncovered on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. She was terminated on April 9, 2012. The investigation took a year to complete and involved hours of video from a 37 day period. The Wicomico County Grand Jury indicted her on June 3, 2013 charging her with...

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Justifying The Unjustifiable?

The liberal warhawks are groping around for a pretext they can call “legal” for waging war against Syria, and have come up with the 1999 “Kosovo war”.

This is not surprising insofar as a primary purpose of that US/NATO 78-day bombing spree was always to set a precedent for more such wars. The pretext of “saving the Kosovars” from an imaginary “genocide” was as false as the “weapons of mass destruction” pretext for war against Iraq, but the fakery has been much more successful with the general public. Therefore Kosovo retains its usefulness in the propaganda arsenal.

On August 24, the New York Times reported that President Obama’s national security aides are “studying the NATO air war in Kosovo as a possible blueprint for acting without a mandate from the United Nations.” (By the way, the “air war” was not “in Kosovo”, but struck the whole of what was then Yugoslavia, mostly destroying Serbia’s civilian infrastructure and also spreading destruction in Montenegro.)

On Friday, Obama admitted that going in and attacking another country “without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence” raised questions in terms of international law.

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PARENTS OF TENN. COUPLE HORRIFICALLY RAPED, TORTURED, AND MURDERED SHARE THEIR STORY WITH GLENN BECK – HERE’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW

The parents of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, a young couple horrifically raped, tortured and murdered in Tennessee in 2007, have one message for parents: teach your kids to protect themselves, because the unthinkable can happen to anybody.

Glenn Beck has been drawing attention to the case on radio and television for the past several weeks, scolding the media that overlooked or failed to tell the whole story as either shielding themselves from the truth, or passing on a story that doesn’t fit an agenda.

On the Glenn Beck Program Tuesday night, Beck spent the entire hour with the victims’ parents, letting the family tell the story in its entirety.

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Don’t Be Cowards or Murderers

“Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark.

For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war.

But, then, perhaps Obama’s contempt is justified.

For consider Congress’ broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war.

Why is Obama making plans to launch cruise missiles on Syria?

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OBAMA INSIDERS SAY THIS MAN WILL LIKELY REPLACE BEN BERNANKE AS FED CHIEF

Editor’s note: the following is a cross post by John Harwood that originally appeared onCNBC.com]:

A source from Team Obama told CNBC that Larry Summerswill likely be named chairman of the Federal Reserve in a few weeks though he is “still being vetted” so it might take a little longer.

It’s largely come down to a two-horse race betweenSummers, a former Treasury secretary, and Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen for the next Fed chief.

It is widely expected that the current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will resign by the end of the year as his term ends in January. President Obama has already said that Bernanke has “already stayed a lot longer” in the role than he expected. Those remarks came in an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS in June.

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Q&A With Resort Police Chief; Chief Says ‘Boardwalk Is Truly Safe’ But ‘We Need To Clean Up Some Things’

OCEAN CITY — In a sweeping interview this week, Police Chief Ross Buzzuro explained why he believes Ocean City is a safe place to live and visit and what he plans to do to keep it that way.

Hired July 1, Buzzuro is no stranger to Ocean City, as he has owned property locally for years, but his roots are in the Baltimore City Police Department, where he began in 1985 and worked his way through the ranks to become lieutenant colonel in 2007. He was selected by the Mayor and Council in June, and his tenure began on a sad note, as he was sworn in one day after two members of the Ocean City Police Department were killed in an off-duty plane crash off Ocean City.

In the weeks prior and since Buzzuro took over, there have been several high-profile crime incidents in Ocean City. In a roundtable discussion with The Dispatch this week, Buzzuro, along with Public Information Officer Mike Levy, outlined how his urban background and experience with video surveillance and intelligence gathering will benefit the town in addressing general safety concerns.

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Maybe The Most Depressing Amazon Listing Ever (Unless You’re In The Market For A Crack Pipe)

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Obama Invades Cyprus In Order To NOT Invade Syria

There’s a common expression that military commanders like to use in times like this– ‘you can’t be a little bit pregnant.’

Translation: you either go to war, or you don’t. You can’t halfway go to war. You can’t ‘sort of’ go to war.

And if you do, it’d better be for a damn good reason.

This is one of the reasons why, in the United States, the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution REQUIRING that the Commander-in-Chief to seek Congressional approval before declaring war.

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Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.”

Kucinich, who voted against the Iraq War and campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad.“So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill.

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Disputes Delays Naval Academy Sex Assault Case

Officials say the investigating officer who is determining whether three U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen should be court-martialed on sexual assault charges is allowing the accuser's medical records to be considered.

Attorneys for the three former football players say the records should be part of the Article 32 hearing.
 

According to officials, Cmdr. Robert Monahan moved forward with the hearing, allowing the records. But he then closed the hearing again to consider the relevance of the female midshipman's sexual behavior. 
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Barack Obama Is No Martin Luther King Jr

OCPD REMINDS CITIZENS TO BE SAFE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

The Ocean City Police Department is excited to welcome the many visitors to Ocean City for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. OCPD is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors during the holiday weekend and throughout the entire year. To ensure the public’s safety, OCPD would like to offer some safety tips that will help make everyone’s Labor Day weekend enjoyable in Ocean City.
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Worse Choices – Worst Results For O'Malley

Governor O'Malley held a self-congratulatory, dog-and-pony show today, where he once again bragged about his "success" in job creation. The event today was the first in a series of planned events on the "O'Malley Reputation Rehabilitation Tour," where he will try to overcome his negatives by attempting to change the facts of his record. Business leader Larry Hogan said, "The governor is entitled to his own opinions but he can't just make up his own facts and pretend that they are true."Governor O'Malley continues to claim that his has had tremendous success in job creation, that he is "driving down unemployment" that he has "recovered 94% of all the jobs lost" in the recession. Those statements are absolutely false. The irrefutable facts show the actual situation to be completely the opposite of his false claims. "What we saw today was a governor spinning magical tales of successes that only exist in his own mind," said Hogan, founder and Chairman of the economic think-tank Change Maryland.

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Detectives Make Arrest For Georgetown Burglary And Recover Guns

Location: 20000 block of Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Monday August 26, 2013 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m.

Victims:
40 year old male of the 20000 block of Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown
58 year old male of the 28000 block of Johnson Road, Millsboro
29 year old female of the 28000 block of Johnson Road, Millsboro

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Tyrone J. Morris, 40, Ellendale, DE (Photo Attached)
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (3 counts)
Burglary 2nd (2 counts)
Possession of Burglar Tools (2 counts)
Theft of a Firearm
Theft (3 counts)
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $65,400.00 cash bond.

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Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit stationed at Troop 4 have arrested an Ellendale man after a traffic stop yields three guns.

On Monday August 26th detectives were following up on an active investigation into a residential burglary located in the 20000 block of Gravel Hill Road in Georgetown when information was gathered that Tyrone J. Morris was a possible suspect. Later that afternoon, troopers located Morris driving a vehicle in the area of Lewes and he was subsequently stopped in the Comcast Cable parking lot. Upon making contact with Morris, he was found to be in possession of two small caliber handguns of which he is prohibited from possessing. He was also in possession of approximately .04 grams of heroin. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia, jewelry, electronics, as well as a shotgun that was stolen from the residence on Gravel Hill Road.

Detectives obtained a search warrant on Morris’ residence located in the 500 block of Willow Street in Ellendale where they were able to recover more jewelry and electronics which were reported stolen in a burglary committed earlier that day in the 28000 block of Johnson Road in Millsboro.

Morris was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was formally charged with the above listed crimes. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to JTVCC on $65,400.00 cash bond.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this and other burglaries in the area and more charges may be forthcoming.

Dog Needs To Be Adopted

Unforeseen circumstances have placed this dog in a position in which he needs to be adopted. The Humane Society will take him but they will ultimately put him down. If you'd like to learn more about him please call 443-359-3873.

COLLEGE PROF. CLAIMS OBAMA GROUP TRIED TO USE HER TO ‘RECRUIT’ STUDENTS

Organizing for Action, the political nonprofit that grew out of the Obama presidential campaigns, sought to use at least one college professor to recruit students for publicly advocating on behalf of President Barack Obama’s policies, one instructor claimed on Twitter.

Andrea C. Hatcher, a political science professor at Sewane: The University of the South, made the claim Tuesday.

“Been contacted by ‪@OFA to ‘recruit’ students for them. Let me be clear : I don’t shill for any interest group or party,” Hatcher said on Twitter, as reported by conservative site Twitchy.

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Obama Embraces The Imperial Presidency

British prime minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from summer vacation for a special session on Thursday, where there will be “a clear government motion and vote on the United Kingdom’s response to chemical weapons attacks,” Cameron promised on Twitter.

President Obama has a different view. The U.S. government’s Voice of America reports: “Pressed about calls for congressional authorization, White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday indicated the president believes consulting with congressional leaders is enough.”

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OCPD ARRESTS PA MAN FOR DRUG CHARGES AFTER SEATBELT STOP

Dion David Boyer
(August 28, 2013) – On August 26, 2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m. an Ocean City police officer on bike patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of Somerset Street and St. Louis Avenue for a seatbelt violation. During the traffic stop, the driver, who was later identified as Dion David Boyer, 46, of York, PA, was found to be driving without a license and was arrested by officers.

Officers searched Boyer and completed an inventory of his vehicle, at which time they located a large amount of marijuana, including a heat-sealed package weighing 1.1 pounds. In addition, officers found drug paraphernalia, over $1,000 in US currency and other assorted items typically used for packaging and distributing drugs.

Ocean City police charged Boyer with possession of marijuana (10 grams or more), possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic charges. Boyer was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to Worcester County Jail on $7,500 bond.

The Chart That Every Taxpayer Deserves To See

You may be aware that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is due to release its 2013 Long-term Budget Outlook in September. In “Previewing the Bad News That’s Likely to Complicate the Debt Ceiling Battle ,” I offered an early look at what’s sure to be a significant change from the CBO’s 2012 report.

In this post, I’ll add a chart that seems to sum up our fiscal challenges as well as anything else. Like the charts in my earlier article, it’s derived from the CBO’s latest 10-year budget projections[13], last year’s 75-year projections [14], Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports and other sources. Here it is:

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Judge Who Presided Over Many Drug Cases Admits To Being A Drug Mule

A Utah judge has pleaded guilty to felony drug possession after police caught her delivering the pain killer Oxycodone to her dealer, The Salt Lake City Tribune reports.
Virginia Ward, 46, a judge since 2002, hasn't sat behind the bench in almost five months. She presided over many cases of misdemeanor drug charges, but she's now seeing the courtroom from a drug defendant's perspective.

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Two Men Arrested After Marijuana Was Mailed To A Bethany Beach Address

Location: 29000 block of Cove Way, Bethany Beach, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday August 27, 2013 at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Daniel P. Mutz, 39, Bethany Beach, DE (Photo Attached, blue shirt)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
Possession with Intent to Deliver Hallucinogen Mushrooms
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Hallucinogen Mushrooms
Conspiracy 2nd
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP2 and released on $10,400.00 unsecured bond.

Dennis Martinez, 29, Lewes, DE (Photo Attached, white shirt)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
Possession with Intent to Deliver Hallucinogen Mushrooms
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Hallucinogen Mushrooms
Conspiracy 2nd
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP2 and released on $10,900.00 unsecured bond.


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Bethany Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service have arrested two men after it was discovered marijuana was being delivered to their house in Bethany Beach.

Detectives with the Sussex County Governor's Task Force (GTF) and Drug Task Force were alerted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Tuesday about a package that was to be delivered to the 29000 block of Cove Way. The contents of the package were examined by the Inspection Service to be a significant amount of marijuana and it was addressed to a Danny Mutz. With the assistance of the USPS, detectives converged on the residence with the package Tuesday afternoon, and upon knocking on the door, made contact with Dennis Martinez outside the home. Martinez acknowledged the delivery by signing the acceptance form before GTF members converged. Upon noticing the troopers, Martinez attempted to flee into the house but was quickly taken into custody without further incident.

Daniel Mutz, who was observed inside the residence, surrendered to the detectives without incident. A search of the residence was conducted and revealed 138.1 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, drug paraphernalia, over 900.00 in suspected drug proceeds, as well as the 2093.4 grams (4.61 lbs.) of packaged marijuana.

Mutz and Martinez were transported back to Troop4 where they were charged with the above listed crimes. They were released on unsecured bonds after being arraigned at JP2.

**No evidentiary photos available**

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SFD Calls For Service 8-28-13

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SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION AGENDA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

CONFERENCE ROOM 306

GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING

4:30 p.m. Charter change/Advertising requirements discussion – Mark Tilghman

4:45 p.m. Community Presentation – hotDesks.org

5:00 p.m. Rivers Edge PILOT – Andrew Hanson/Mike Dyer

5:25 p.m. Accepting grant for Rain Barrels – JaLeesa Tate/Keith Hall

5:40 p.m. Resolution of Support – CP & P Funding Application – Salisbury Skatepark, Phase II – Debbie Stam

5:55 p.m. Proposal – Reorganization of Internal Services Department – Keith Cordrey

6:25 p.m. Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study – Amanda Pollack

6:40 p.m. MOU with DOT for the Northeast Collector Hike & Bike Path – Phase II – Amanda Pollack

7:00 p.m. Ordinance No. 2258 - EDU Incentive Zone – Amanda Pollack

7:15 p.m. City Attorney/City Clerk evaluations – Council discussion

7:25 p.m. General Discussion

7:30 p.m. Adjournment

The End Of Race

Scan the news on any given day in America, and you will invariably find multiple stories about race, racism, ethnicity, and race relations. We can’t seem to get enough of this topic, and correspondingly, the media appetite for all things race-related is unquenchable.

Racism is one of the more tragic features of the human condition. Like greed, envy, and other sins, it has been around for thousands of years, on every continent.

So here we are, in the most advanced, successful, and powerful nation in the history of the world, and yet we continue to struggle to get past the color of each other’s skin.

There is no more shallow, hollow, or soulless way to think about human beings than in terms of their skin color. It is completely inane. Under what logic would any intelligent, logical, or decent person give any thought to the pigmentation of a person’s epidermis? It’s nothing short of immoral, not to mention stupid (oops…there’s that word again).

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1963, many are asking the question: Are we in a better place today when it comes to race relations?

Yes and no. On the yes side, consider the following:

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