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Saturday, August 31, 2013

OBAMA NOT LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO RELEASE WHITE HOUSE VISITORS LOG FOR 12 YEARS, RULES FEDERAL COURT

A federal Circuit Court on Friday unanimously ruled that President Obama is not legally required to release the White House visitors log under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The 3-0 decision will allow Obama to keep records documenting individuals visiting him and much of his staff at the White House confidential for 12 years, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Judicial Watch, the group that brought about the lawsuit, skewered the decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday.

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NSA – PROTECTING US FROM T-SHIRTS THAT MAKE FUN OF THEM

Nothing Better to Do – The NSA Goes After Parody T-Shirts
Throughout history, one of the ways in which the human spirit has overcome or dealt with the brutish forces of authoritarian regimes has been through the use of humor. As such, it is no surprise that clever Americans from sea to shining sea have figured out ways to mock the NSA while also making a dollar or two. One of these folks is Dan McCall, founder of politically themed T-shirt company Liberty Maniacs. Several days after the spy scandal erupted, Dan created a shirt that read NSA: The only part of the government that actually listens. See below:

Stop Worrying


CRUZ: SYRIA, OBAMACARE LINKED BY 'ARROGANCE' OF 'OUT OF CONTROL PRESIDENT'

On Wednesday on The Rush Limbaugh Show, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Obamacare and the possibility of military action in Syria were tied together “by an arrogance of this administration.” Cruz stated, “Fundamentally, actually, these two issues, you look at Syria, you look at Obamacare. They’re tied together by an arrogance of this administration, that they don’t believe they’re accountable to the American people, and they are going to jam their agenda down the throats of the American people.”
Cruz said that the only way to stop Obamacare and precipitous action in Syria would be to “rise up and hold every elected official accountable, Democrat and Republican, every one of us, including me.”

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Work and the American Character

Two small points on an end-of-summer weekend. One is connected to Labor Day and the meaning of work. It grows out of an observation Mike Huckabee made on his Fox show a few weeks ago. He said that we see joblessness as an economic fact, we talk about the financial implications of widespread high unemployment, and that isn't wrong but it misses the central point. Joblessness is a personal crisis because work is a spiritual event.

A job isn't only a means to a paycheck, it's more. "To work is to pray," the old priests used to say. God made us as many things, including as workers. When you work you serve and take part. To work is to be integrated into the daily life of the nation. There is pride and satisfaction in doing work well, in working with others and learning a discipline or a craft or an art. To work is to grow and to find out who you are.

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'White People Are The Problem'

The central message of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, according to Florida State University’s Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland: “White people are the problem.”

It’s just that simple.

This piece of wisdom from the ivory towers of Tallahassee comes to us in asymposium on “the great American novel.”

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Rep. Lee Terry: My 'Gut Feeling' Says Syria's WMDs Came From Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said on Thursday that he is against military intervention in Syria, even though his "gut feeling" is that the Syrian government now possesses chemical weapons that came from fallen Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain.

Terry, who has served in the House since 1999, supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. In an interview on Thursday with Omaha radio host Tom Becka, Terry said Syria was a completely different situation.

"The theory then and the evidence was that Iraq was an enemy of the United States and had direct plans in either support of al Qaeda and/or with other weapons that we found out weren’t there -- which I still think they were moved to Syria," said Terry. "And it wouldn’t surprise me if some of the chemical weapons that have been used by Syria actually came from Iraq."

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FOR THE OVER 60 CROWD

 Q: Where can men over the age of 60 find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore, under fiction.
Q: What can a man do while his wife is going throughMenopause?
A: Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you're done you'll have a place to live. 
Q: Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the Bible…;Is that true? Where can it befound?
A: Yes. Matthew 14:92: 
"And Mary rode Joseph's ass
 all the way to Egypt ..."
Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60-plus year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.
Q: How can you avoid that terrible curse of the elderly wrinkles?
A: Take off your glasses.
Q: Seriously! What can I do for these crow's feet and all those wrinkles on my face?
A: Go braless. It will usually pull them out.
Q: Why should 60-plus year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.
Q: Is it common for 60-plus year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem; retrieving it is the problem.
Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q: Where should 60-plus year olds look for eye glasses?
A: On their foreheads.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 60-plus year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: "Gosh, I remember these!"

TURNING THE TABLES? GROUP CHALLENGES DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE BY TRACKING OBAMA

In response to what some consider over-reaching surveillance programs conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies, which have been shown to collect thousands of communications with no terror connection, a group decrying the privacy implications of these programs is turning the tables on the president.

According to the Creator’s Project, “Where is Obama” pinpoints the location of President Barack Obama using what the group calls the ”Crowd-Sourced Positioning System, or CSPS.”

“The position of the president is a state secret. The White House website shows only Barack Obama’s schedule from the current day, but never dates beyond. The accuracy of this information is controversial. Obama, on the other hand, knows your entire calendar,” the creators Kim Asendorf, Ole Fach, Kyle McDonald and Jonas Lund said of the project. “Every person in the world can now participate in the supervision of the President.” 

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CHRISTIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR DRINKING WATER RESERVED FOR MUSLIMS

Aasiya Noreen "Asia" Bibi has been sentenced to death by hanging in Pakistan for drinking water "from a well belonging to Muslim women, [and] using 'their' cup in the burning heat of the midday sun."

According the The New York Post, Asia described her plight thus: "I have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I'm a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit pickers."

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1958 Cost Of Living


UPDATE: Go To Ocean City News To See Photos And Follow Up Story On Boat Rescue

Our Sister Media outlet has an updated story on the fishing vessel that caught fire just off the shore in Ocean City

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Mississippi High Court Upholds State's Open-Carry Gun Law

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld the state’s open carry-gun law, allowing it to take effect after a circuit judge’s order had kept it on hold about two months.
“This court now finds that the circuit judge erred as a matter of law when he found House Bill 2 to be vague and, therefore, unconstitutional. He also erred when he stated that a ‘reasonable person reading the bill could not discern what the law allows and what it prohibits,’” according to the ruling signed by Justice Randy Pierce.

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Carroll County Ends Ban On Guns At Landfills

Officials say Carroll County is ending a decade-old ban on carrying firearms at county landfills.

The Carroll County Times reports the county commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to reverse the prohibition at the request of the Second Amendment Foundation of Bellevue, Wash.

The gun owners' rights group aims to eliminate local firearm restrictions in 35 Maryland counties, cities and towns.

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Washington Post: Military Has Doubts About Syria Strike

The U.S. military is hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama's plan to launch a missile strike on Syria, current and former officers revealed in interviews.

Military officers ranging from captains to four-star generals said they are uneasy about a potential Syrian missile strike because it could have unintended consequences, such as turning attention away from their exit from Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported.

"I can't believe the president is even considering it," a young Army officer, who is wrapping up a yearlong tour overseas, told the Post under the condition of anonymity. "We have been fighting the last 10 years a counterinsurgency war. Syria has modern weaponry. We would have to retrain for a conventional war."

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Driving Down In Md. And Across Nation; Group Asks For More Transit Spending

Marylanders drove their vehicles 4% fewer miles from 2005 to 2011, mirroring a general driving decline across the country, according to a report released Thursday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation.

Some of the reduced driving may have been due to the recession. But the state-by-state analysis based on federal figures found driving declined as much or more in states experiencing lower unemployment rates. There was also a more pronounced decline in driving among Millenials, people age 16 to 34, and a smaller percentage of 19 year-olds holding driver’s licenses than 30 years ago.

The report also found that increased telecommuting did not reduce the total number of miles driven.

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Bill, Seriously, I Did Not Have Relations With These Men

State Department reveals Hillary Clinton received $500K worth of jewelry from Saudi king

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden received expensive gifts from Saudi Arabia, Russia and China, among others.
Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei.

The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday.

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Obama Ends Federal Pay Freeze; Congress Still Must Act

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees in two letters he sent to Congress Friday afternoon.

The letters, which were nearly identical, applied to both members of the uniformed services and civilian federal employees covered by the General Schedule.

"Civilian federal employees have already made significant sacrifices as a result of a three-year pay freeze," Obama wrote. "As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our nation on a sustainable fiscal course."

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‘WHAT IS GOVERNMENT?’ ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TAUGHT IT’S YOUR ‘FAMILY’

Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education.

So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens.

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Ocean City Boat Rescue

Photo Courtesy Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News

At this very moment a commercial fishing boat is on fire in the ocean around 14th street. The Coast Guard is on the scene rescuing the people on board. Witnesses are seeing a lot of smoke. More to come...

UPDATE: We're told there were seven passengers on board when the fishing vessel caught fire.    

LARRY SUMMERS GAMBLED & LOST $1.8 BILLION OF HARVARD’S MONEY – IMAGINE HOW MUCH HE CAN LOSE AS FED CHAIRMAN

The thought of this asswipe being the most powerful man on earth should scare the living shit out of every thinking person in America. That narrows it down to a few thousand TBP readers. His awful administration of Harvard from 2001 to 2006 lost the school $1.8 billion of school operating funds as he gambled on interest rate swaps and lost. It’s nice to know he has such a fine grasp on interest rates. He will be controlling them for the world in a few short months.

This guy’s resume is like a freaking train wreck. He was one of the architects of repealing Glass Steagall with his butt buddies Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan. He single-handedly stopped Brooksley Born from putting any regulation into effect over the burgeoning derivatives market in the early 1990s. Thank God letting Wall Street banks combine with investment firms and then allowing them to issue a quadrillion dollars worth of derivatives of mass destruction didn’t have any adverse consequences on our economy.

This is the same boob who was the architect of the $800 billion Obama Porkulus Program, Cash for Clunkers, and the first time home buyer bullshit credit. He is a Keynesian disciple and is more beholden to the Wall Street criminals than Bernanke or Greenspan ever were. The dude was worth $400,000 in the mid 1990′s and now has a net worth as high as $31 million. Since he left the Obama Whitehouse he has been getting paid big bucks by insolvent Too Big to Trust Citigroup. Him and Bobby Rubin must sit up in the executive dining room eating aborted fetus souffle and laughing about all the good old times.

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School Energy Initiative Saved County $100K

BERLIN — An energy efficiency incentive program saved roughly $100,000 across Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) last year.

The incentive program offered schools funding as a reward for reducing a building’s energy output. Of the 14 WCPS, 10 were able to reduce their energy usage enough to qualify for the incentives. Chief Financial Officer Vincent Tolbert briefed the Board of Education on the results of the program, which took place during the last school year, at the board’s August meeting.


“Overall we reduced energy over 870,000kwh … total savings were about $100,000 for the six-month timeframe and about $52,000 of that is going back to the schools as financial incentives,” he said. “They’ll be able to use that money for instructional supplies for the classroom. So the money that would have been paid for energy is now being put back in the classroom for the kids.”

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OBAMA WILL SEEK AUTHORIZATION FROM CONGRESS FOR MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA

President says he has asked Congress to debate and vote on his decision to use military force against Syria for its use of chemical weapons against civilians.

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High School Art Teacher Desecrates US Flag

High School Art Teacher Desecrates US flag and tells students to stand on American Flag and describe how they feel: Not Fired.
Public School Art Project Desecrates American Flag


Students at a Kentucky high school were encouraged to step on an
American flag that had been placed on the floor as part of an art
display, outraging parents and students.

The display at McCracken County High School, was a re-creation of
“Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 installation titled “The Proper Way to
Display an American Flag.”

A photograph shows a music stand on top of the flag that had been
placed in a hallway, in a story first reported by Kathleen Fox, a
reporter with The Paducah Sun.
As part of the art exhibit, students were encouraged to stand on the
flag and write their reflections on how they felt standing on the flag.
Local residents filled social networking sites with their outrage
over the flag desecration with many calling for the art teacher to be
fired.
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County’s Spay Neuter Program Accomplishments Recognized

Worcester County’s spay neuter program was recognized for its accomplishments during the recent Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City.

During that conference, held Aug. 14–18, the program was the rural winner of the MACo President’s Healthy Counties Best Practices Award, which was started last year. The award recognizes Maryland county programs that enhance the health of a county through programs and partnerships that provide services to citizens in a fiscally prudent way.

Worcester County’s award-winning program offers spaying and neutering of cats and dogs by Dr. William Schultz at the Animal Control facility in Snow Hill.
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Bombshell: Kerry Caught Using Fake Photos To Fuel Syrian War

Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.
Photo: TheMuslim.Org

Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The photo was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime.

However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq. It was not related to Syrian deaths whatsoever and was later retracted.

The Secretary of State announced the US will continue “negotiations” with Congress and the American people.

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Recovered Shipwreck Found In Assateague Surf; Officials Report It’s Discovered ‘On A Regular Basis’

ASSATEAGUE — Some visitors to Assateague this week were treated to a rare opportunity this week when the remains of an unknown shipwreck were uncovered in the surf in the Over-sand Vehicle (OSV) area.

Hundreds of shipwrecks have been researched and identified over the years off the coast of Assateague as well as the Maryland and Virginia coasts and remains and artifacts are often uncovered at times of changing tides and shifting sands along the migratory barrier island. Many more have been reported in dated newspaper accounts and other documents over a couple of centuries, but have not been discovered or researched.


This week, the remains of an unidentified vessel were revealed in the surf line along Assateague in the OSV area at Mile 18. Assateague officials are uncertain of the age or origin of the heavy timbers that stuck out of the sand in the surf, according to Assateague National Seashore Chief of Interpretation and Education Rachelle Daigneault.

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Keeping The River Clean, One Catch Basin At A Time

Mayor James Ireton, Jr. announces that 14 more FLOGARD drain filter inserts have been installed. The filters are the second step in tackling the rubbish and sediment that ruins the health of the river. The first step in keeping the river clean lies with the citizens of Salisbury. If trash is disposed of properly, it never ends up in the river.

“The City is completing installation of FLOGARD units in key areas and are pleased that we will now have over 100 inlet guards installed. Due to our prompt payment practices, the City was able to receive a discount on the units and have applied that discount to order replacement filter media. The inlet guards and media were funded by Community Development Block Grants. The City will continue to budget for additional inlet guards and replacement media going forward,” said Amanda Pollack, Deputy Director of Public Works.

"I am proud of our commitment to the health of the Wicomico River. Our Salisbury Public Works employees, from engineers to river cleanup crews, work every day to reduce the amount of trash that makes it to the Wicomico. I thank long-time employee Howard Landon for always knowing when it's going to rain and when low tide is, for that is when the outfall pipes empty. We have made a commitment to our downtown through these efforts. Salisbury will continue its environmental activism every year by purchasing and installing even more inlet hoods," said Mayor Ireton.

The FLOGARD filters have been installed to filter out trash and sediment before they can get to the river. Since 2012, 110 inserts have been installed in 50 different locations. Some drains have 2 if not 3 grates and a separate insert is required for each grate due to the weight of the catchable debris and to allow for overflow discharge.

WCSO Press Release 8-31-13


After Brooke Mulford Threw Out The First Pitch. Getting Hi-5's From All The Players — At Fenway Park.


July Indicators Show Boost Over Wet June For OC, Other Resorts

Tourism indicators for July show a considerable recovery of the resort economy after a slow June with a less-than-stellar performance blamed largely on wet weather.

Anecdotal evidence from resort businesses indicated that the Memorial Day push was delayed this year to the Fourth of July, an observation substantiated by numbers: July’s hotel occupancy is reported up 3 percent over July 2012, in contrast with June’s decline of 3 percent compared to June 2012.

“I think that’s pretty significant considering all of the challenges we’ve had this year,” Tourism Director Donna Abbott told the City Council this week. “We’re still outperforming the majority of the set we’re compared to.”
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Please Help Find Max

My name is Patrick Lamb. Yesterday my dog got away. Off of Old Ocean City Rd right at Walston Swicth Rd. His name is Max a yellow lab. My number is 443-735-2387 Thank you for your help.

Breaking News: Underground Explosions Rock Downtown Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - An underground problem has caused multiple explosion in Downtown Detroit.

The blasts are launching manhole covers into air.

It's happening in the area of Washington Boulevard and and State Street, near the Rosa Parks Transit Center.

There are reports of broken windows in the area.

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SPD Press Release 8-31-13

 

SFD Calls For Service 8-30-13

  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 23:22:23 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 22:40:28 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 21:14:01 Nature: Pi Accident Address: E College Ave and beaglin Park Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 21:14:00 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 20:58:32 Nature: Medical Assist Address: Baker St and barclay St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 20:46:50 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 19:36:38 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:50:00 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 200 Civic Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:25:06 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 1801 Autumn Grove Ct Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:21:52 Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:15:49 Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 1527 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:15:49 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:13:34 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 18:12:39 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 17:57:30 Nature: Psychiatric Emergency City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 16:47:08 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 16:29:58 Nature: Heart Patient City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 12:59:03 Nature: Injury City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 12:58:09 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 11:23:22 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 06:33:58 Nature: Pro Qa Fire Address: 1514 Old Ocean City Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 04:18:11 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 04:02:29 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 02:15:31 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Friday August, 30 2013 @ 00:36:54 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury

Yard Sale 8-31-13


Moving sale...
Pool
Welder
Treadmill
Children's
Baby
Dvd
And lots lots more
7622 holloway rd hebron
Sat aug 31st
7am-till