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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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Once again our community has been struck by horror, sudden and vicious, reminding us of the fragility of life and the harsh swiftness with which it can be taken from us. I am so deeply sorry for the pain and anguish suffered today by the victims, the Salisbury University family and our entire Wicomico family. It somehow sounds inadequate in the face of unspeakable tragedy but I pray that every parent, every child, every friend will pause a moment and thank God for the blessing of life and for our ability to show love and concern to each other while we can. I called my children today from the other side of the world and I told them I loved them and tried to hold them close over the phone.

I encourage all of our residents to show your love to those around you and unite once again as a community that cares deeply for one another and who shares the sad times as well as the good.I also want to thank the diligent and committed members of our law enforcement and medical emergency communities for their difficult work in responding to the shootings. We tend to take for granted the challenges they confront and have to relive in their minds long after the actual event. I pray that they feel God's comforting hand, as well. Finally, I know all of us will continue to keep young Miss Kristen Loetz in our prayers, that she may quickly recover from her physical wounds and that, in time, she will be able to find peace of mind as the events of Tuesday evening haunt her memory. Our community is strong and at such times, we need the love and support of each other. I know we'll all do our part because we are also a good community and we care.

Puns For Educated Minds

1. 
The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was
Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island,
but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .

3. She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. No matter how much you push the envelope,

it'll still be stationery.
6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road
and was cited for
 littering.
7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would
result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall.
The police
 are looking into it.
10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12.. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said:
'Keep off the
 Grass.'
15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from
prison was a small medium
 at large.
16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and
pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran..

17. A backward poet writes inverse.
18.. In a democracy it's your vote that counts.
In feudalism it's your
 count that votes.
19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you'd be in Seine .
21. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane. The stewardess looks at him and says,
'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion
 allowed per passenger.'
22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
One turns to the other and
 says'Dam!'

23.. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again
that you can't
 have your kayak and heat it too.
24.. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says, 'Are you sure?'
The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain
during a root
-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication. 

Rubio Blasts $9M ObamaCare Advertising Campaign

A proposed $8.7 million TV advertising campaign to promote ObamaCare in the lead-up to a key launch date is being targeted by Sen. Marco Rubio, who calls the effort a “blatant misuse of federal dollars.”
The Florida Republican said Tuesday that such spending is “unconscionable,” considering the uncertainty of the law and urged the Department of Health and Human Services to halt the spending.

“Until critical questions can be answered regarding the availability and type of health insurance to be provided by ObamaCare, it is unconscionable to spend taxpayer dollars to promote and advertise ObamaCare plans that have yet to be finalized,” Rubio wrote in the Sept. 3 letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Dear Miley; Pastor Writes Letter Of Love Following Teen's Controversial Performance

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - By now, many of you have seen or heard about Miley Cyrus' memorable (for lack of a better term) performance on 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. Two days after an overwhelmingly negative response, a Memphis pastor wrote an open letter of love to the former Disney Channel star. That letter is going viral.

In the letter, Pastor Jarrid Wilson sympathized with the teen idol.
"I'm not going throw any scripture at you. I'm not going to tell you how wrong you are. And I'm not going to tell you that you need Jesus. Why? Because frankly, I think you already know all of these things."

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George Galloway Calls For Jihad In Central London

During a speech in central London, United Kingdom - British-Islamist MP George Galloway was filmed amongst his followers, saying that there will be 10,000 dead bodies in return for any attempt by the British to control the wearing of the Hijab.

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Troopers Investigate Serious Crash West Of Georgetown


Location: Seashore Highway (SR18/404) at Vaughn Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Wednesday September 4, 2013 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Timothy E. Daniels, 21, Lincoln, DE
Vehicle #1: 1999 Mercury Mystique
Passenger: Deanna M. Storms, 21, Dagsboro, DE

Operator #2: Elidio Munoz Cruz, 50, Bridgeville, DE
Vehicle #2: 2006 Pontiac G6
Passenger: Maria G. Sandoval-Gordillo, 53, Bridgeville, DE

Operator #1: Jerry W. White, 65, Laurel, DE
Vehicle #1: 2009 GMC pickup

Resume: Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a mid-afternoon head-on crash west of Georgetown that sent four people to the hospital.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. as Timothy E. Daniels was operating a 1999 Mercury Mystique eastbound on Seashore Highway (SR18/404) in the area of Vaughn Road. For unknown reasons, the Mercury crossed the center line and into the westbound lanes where it struck a 2006 Pontiac G6 being operated by Elidio Munoz Cruz head-on. The impact of the collision sent the G6 backwards and into the path of a 2009 GMC pickup truck being driven by Jerry W. White who had pulled onto the westbound shoulder in order to attempt to avoid the crash.

Timothy Daniels was transported by EMS to Beebe hospital where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. He was then transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he is currently being held pending criminal charges. Drugs may have been a contributing factor in this incident.

Deanna M. Storms, who was a passenger in the Mercury, was airlifted to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries.

Elidio Munoz Cruz and his wife, Maria Sandoval-Gordillo were transported to Beebe Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jerry White was not injured in the crash.

Seashore Highway at Vaughn Road was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Ron Paul Slams Rumsfeld Over Syria Comments

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, appearing on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto" on Wednesday, criticized former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about his thoughts on Syria's use of poison gas on civilians.

"Hardly should he be considered an expert on the region," Paul told host Neil Cavuto.

Earlier on "Cavuto," Rumsfeld, who last served under President George W. Bush, had criticized the Obama administration for telegraphing American intentions to strike Syria with missiles.

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Meningitis Vaccine Will Be Mandatory Soon For Middle School Students In Md.

BERLIN — Maryland will be joining 15 other states in mandatory seventh grade meningitis vaccinations starting next year.

The state already requires vaccinations for all college students in Maryland, but middle schoolers are especially susceptible to the meningococcal disease, according to Dr. Neal Halsey, infectious disease pediatrician, John Hopkins professor and director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety.

“Adolescence is a time of increased risk. It has been well documented in the United States as well as other countries,” he said. “So it is important to protect adolescents.”

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TOO BIG TO TRUST WALL STREET BANKS STILL TWERKING

See. The economy is just fine. Wall Street will be paying themselves record compensation this year with your money. I wonder where Bennie will get a job when he retires from the Fed in January. Any guesses? The bankers are twerking in the Hamptons this week before heading back to their plush offices in NYC next week. I’m sure the country will be put back on course by these titans of finance. We owe them so much for all they do.
The Biggest Wall Street Banks Are Doing Fine, Set To Beat 2009 Pay Levels

Not bad for a small set of TBTF Banks that are still being heavily subsidized by the sacrifice of the public.

But they work really hard, and have a lot of very important expenses with which to maintain their lifestyles.

“When his Golden House was finished in its ruinously prodigal style, Nero would say nothing more about it in way of appreciation except that he could at last begin to live like a human being.” – Suetonius

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Woman Charged With Trying To Kill 8-Year-Old

An 8-year-old is being hailed as a hero after he fought off his father’s ex-girlfriend as she allegedly tried to kill him in Cheverly.

Jacob Soliz-Amaya was in his bed Saturday morning when his father left for work. Once his father was gone, his father’s ex-girlfriend, Helen Marie Newsome, emerged from a closet where she had been hiding for more than 12 hours, police say.

Late last week, Jacob's father broke off a relationship with Newsome.

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Black Mob Fatality In Des Moines

'If it is happening here, what do you think is happening in the rest of the country?'

Police are still trying to figure out why a black mob beat to death a Des Moines, Iowa, man at a popular downtown fishing spot one week ago.

Richard Daughenbaugh, a father of six and construction worker, did not know his killers, say police. But at 1 a.m., he found himself exchanging words with members of a mob that numbered in the dozens.

The Des Moines Register picks up the narrative with a sterile account that understates the violence and ignores the race of the attackers:

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Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction Of Reagan

Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate.

They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community.

Md. General Assembly Races: September Update On Candidates

The 2014 campaign season has started early. This new monthly roundup covers Maryland election news in August and lists every candidate who has filed and most who have announced. Each district is listed by county and, in most cases, incumbents with their status. The districts reflect the new district lines, which have placed some incumbents into the same district.

If we have have missed any candidates who have announced and have a website, but have not officially filed, please email Len@MarylandReporter.com. We will update this list in October.

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Senate Panel Votes To Authorize Syria Strike

Senate panel approves resolution giving Obama authority to use military force against Syria, full Senate expected to vote next week.
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An Accidental War

I see the Obama “reset” is going so swimmingly that the president is now threatening to go to war against a dictator who gassed his own people. Don’t worry, this isn’t anything like the dictator who gassed his own people that the discredited warmonger Bush spent 2002 and early 2003 staggering ever more punchily around the country inveighing against. The 2003 dictator who gassed his own people was the leader of the Baath Party of Iraq. The 2013 dictator who gassed his own people is the leader of the Baath Party of Syria. Whole other ball of wax. The administration’s ingenious plan is to lose this war in far less time than we usually take. In the unimprovable formulation of an unnamed official speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the White House is carefully calibrating a military action “just muscular enough not to get mocked.”

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Representative Matt Salmon: Syria Authorization ‘Will Fail By 20 Votes’

Arizona congressman Matt Salmon’s constituents have called his office 500 times about Syria, he tells National Review Online in an interview, but only two callers have expressed support for intervening there. “This is not hyperbole!” he says emphatically.

And Salmon himself is firmly against authorizing a strike. “I don’t see any national-security imperative for our country at all. Both sides in this equation are bad actors.” He also notes that Obama has been unable to form an international coalition and hasn’t laid out an overall objective for a missile strike. “Other than saving face for the president, I don’t understand what we would be doing,” he says.

Further, Salmon doubts the intervention will be brief. “Nobody believes this is going to be a couple surgical strikes,” he says.

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Longshoremen Quit AFL-CIO, Cite Obamacare

The 40,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union has dropped its ties to the AFL-CIO in a letter that partly blames compromises over Obamacare.

The letter from ILWU president Robert McEllrath to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, dated Aug. 29, sets out a list of the Longshoremen's complaints against the AFL-CIO. The last page of the three-page letter accuses the AFL-CIO of "going along to get along" with the Obama administration on healthcare, immigration reform, and other issues.

"President Obama ran on a platform that he would not tax medical plans and at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, you stated that labor would not stand for a tax on our benefits," McEllrath wrote. Instead, the AFL-CIO lobbied affiliates to support the taxing of so-called "Cadillac" plans like the Longshoremen have.

The letter also chided Trumka's group for being too weak on immigration reform.

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Obamacare Foes Claim 1 Million Signatures For Defunding

The Senate Conservatives Fund and outspoken Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that more than one million people have signed an online petition that calls on Congress to refuse any funding for President Obama’s health care law.

The fund, which bills itself as a “grassroots organization” that promotes conservative policies and candidates, touted the tally on DontFundObamcare.com as a sign of widespread support for the push to take down the law as part of an upcoming spending debate on Capitol Hill this fall.

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Undermining The Surveillance State

Some people are prone to sleepwalking. The zombie-fuelled idea of a sleepwalker, with arms outstretched and eyes closed, magically avoiding contact with walls and tables, really isn’t the way people do it. More truthfully, their eyes are open with a level of awareness usually sufficient to avoid serious injury, but with actions more akin to a computer program than a fully aware individual. Many can communicate, of a fashion, but it is cursory and stilted. It’s an appropriate metaphor when describing the functional level of a typical citizen, compared to the fully connected and aware pre-industrial human.

Some people who sleepwalk also have night terrors. They report seeing strange figures looming over them, as if watching their every move – silent, dark, conspiratorial. Not so strange, given the circumstances…

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Point-By-Point Rebuttal Of U.S. Case For War In Syria

The White House released a 4-page document etting forth its case for use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

But as shown below, the case is extremely weak (government’s claim in quotes, followed by rebuttal evidence).
“A preliminary U.S. government assessment determined that 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children, though this assessment will certainly evolve as we obtain more information.“

But McClatchy notes:
Neither Kerry’s remarks nor the unclassified version of the U.S. intelligence he referenced explained how the U.S. reached a tally of 1,429, including 426 children. The only attribution was “a preliminary government assessment.”

Anthony Cordesman, a former senior defense official who’s now with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, took aim at the death toll discrepancies in an essay published Sunday.

He criticized Kerry as being “sandbagged into using an absurdly over-precise number” of 1,429, and noted that the number didn’t agree with either the British assessment of “at least 350 fatalities” or other Syrian opposition sources, namely the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has confirmed 502 dead, including about 100 children and “tens” of rebel fighters, and has demanded that Kerry provide the names of the victims included in the U.S. tally.

“President Obama was then forced to round off the number at ‘well over 1,000 people’ – creating a mix of contradictions over the most basic facts,” Cordesman wrote. He added that the blunder was reminiscent of “the mistakes the U.S. made in preparing Secretary (Colin) Powell’s speech to the U.N. on Iraq in 2003.”

An unclassified version of a French intelligence report on Syria that was released Monday hardly cleared things up; France confirmed only 281 fatalities, though it more broadly agreed with the United States that the regime had used chemical weapons in the Aug. 21 attack.

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Hunters Catch Record 727-Pound Alligator In Mississippi

Just three days into the start of Mississippi's alligator hunting season, state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officials say the state record for heaviest alligator has been broken -- twice.

MSNewsNow.com reports that a group of hunters from Madison held the weight record for about an hour after taking in a 723.5-pound gator, beating the state record for heaviest male by 26 pounds.

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$250,000 Fine For Using The N-Word

Federal jury rules it's illegal to use the N-word while at work even if you're black

New York City non-profit founder Robert Carmona must pay his former employee and fellow African-American Brandi Johnson $250,000 for using the N-word.

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Dennis Rodman Returns To North Korea

'I just want to meet my friend Kim': Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea but ditches promise to help imprisoned American

Rodman, who described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an 'awesome kid' said he was not planning to discuss missionary Kenneth Bae who has been jailed for 15 years.

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‘N-Word’ On Trial: Federal Jury Says It’s Not A Term Of Endearment

A federal jury ruled that saying the “N-word” in the workplace — no matter the ethnicity of the person who uses it — is hostile and discriminatory, and not a term of endearment. The ruling clarifies what some have called a confusing double standard for years — that blacks can say the N-word with impunity, but if other races do, it’s blatant discrimination.

Jurors in Manhattan awarded $250,000 in damages and compensation last week to a black employment agency worker, Brandi Johnson, 38, who was subjected to an N-word rant from her black employer, Rob Carmona, The Associated Press reported. On Tuesday, the case heads back to federal court to determine the punitive damage amount.

Ms. Johnson said through her attorney that the rant was a “four-minute [N-word] tirade,” that sent her to the bathroom to cry for 45 minutes. 

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'I Didn't Join The Navy To Fight For Al-Qaeda': US Servicemen Against Syria Strike

Images have emerged on social media purporting to show U.S. servicemen speaking out against a looming strike against Damascus. People wearing military uniform are seen posing in front of cameras with posters saying they did not join-up to fight with al-Qaeda in Syria. Those pictures cannot be verified but the Pentagon is reportedly already looking into the identities of those involved. RT speaks to Gordon Duff, a marine veteran and the editor of the independent news website Veterans Today.

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"We're Basically Arming Al-Qaeda" In Syria

Pregnant Women Who Eat Chicken Wings Have Sons 'With Small Genitals', Claim Pressure Group PETA

PETA's latest assault – on chicken wings: Group claims pregnant women who eat them have sons with small penises

In an attempt to ruffle feathers at the National Buffalo Wings Festival, in Buffalo, New York, Peta wrote to warn of the effects of the chemical 'phthalate' which is found in chicken flesh.

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North Carolina Law Prohibits Police From Destroying Guns

A new law going into effect this week in North Carolina law prohibits law enforcement from destroying unclaimed guns and firearms acquired through gun buyback programs.The so-called "save the gun" law passed the Republican-controlled Legislature in the spring as the state moved to strengthen gun rights in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The law requires that law enforcement agencies donate, keep or sell confiscated guns to licensed gun dealers. Guns may only be destroyed if they are damaged or missing serial numbers, according to the report.

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Rand Paul To Kerry: Remember 1971 Anti-War Testimony

Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday paraphrased a younger John Kerry, who in 1971 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had asked, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

"I would ask John Kerry, how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?" Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Kerry, then a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, today serves as Secretary of State and is making the case for hitting Syria with missile strikes over its use of chemical weapons on civilians.

"I would ask John Kerry, do you think that it's more likely or less likely that chemical weapons will be used again if we bomb Assad?" Paul said. "I think all of the bad things you can image are all more likely if you get involved in the Syrian civil war."

Paul said he wishes Kerry would remember from his youth how awful war is, and that it shouldn't be a desired outcome.

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AP Sources: Senators Agree On Syria Resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached agreement on a resolution on using military force against Syria.

The aides said the panel planned to consider and vote on the measure Wednesday. The resolution would limit the duration of any U.S. military action in response to the Syrian government's suspected use of chemical weapons on its people. It also would specifically bar U.S. ground troops from Syria.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is the committee's chairman, and Sen. Bob Corker, the panel's top Republican, reached agreement on the resolution late Tuesday.

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EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER’S EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATION: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A SECRET MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMBER

Al Jazeera’s blog posted a story Monday featuring tweets from the Director of Research at the Brookings Center in Doha, Qatar, who reported that an Egyptian newspaper’s front page story claimed President Barack Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
If you missed it, “liberal” Egyptian newspaper has front page headline claiming Obama as full-on member of Muslim Brotherhood international.
Egyptian newspaper accuses Obama of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood
@shadihamid
Shadi Hamid
“Newspaper also claims that son of MB leader threatened Obama w- release of ‘papers’ revealing his MB membership,” writes Shadi Hamid of Brookings.

BREAKING NEWS: MCCAIN OPPOSES SYRIA STRIKE PROPOSAL

Sen. John McCain, the Obama administration’s most vocal ally on calls for a Syria strike, says he opposes Senate measure authorizing use of force as he pushes for more aggressive action.

Ron Paul: America's "Sociology Of Imperialism"

President Barack Obama announced this weekend that he has decided to use military force against Syria and would seek authorization from Congress when it returned from its August break. Every Member ought to vote against this reckless and immoral use of the US military. But even if every single Member and Senator votes for another war, it will not make this terrible idea any better because some sort of nod is given to the Constitution along the way.

Besides, the president made it clear that Congressional authorization is superfluous, asserting falsely that he has the authority to act on his own with or without Congress. That Congress allows itself to be treated as window dressing by the imperial president is just astonishing.

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It’s Safer To Buy Congress

While still claiming dictatorial powers to start a war on his own authority, Obama put his unilateral attack on Syria on hold when he received a letter from more than 160 members of the House of Representatives reminding him that to take the country to war without congressional approval is an impeachable offense and when he saw that no country that could serve as cover for a war crime, not even the puppet British government and the NATO puppet states, would support America’s announced military aggression against Syria.

Obama got away with attacking Libya without an OK from Congress, because he used Washington’s NATO puppets and not US military forces. That ploy let Obama claim that the US was not directly involved.

Now that the lack of cover and the challenge from Congress has caused the would-be tyrant Obama to put on hold his attack on Syria, what can we expect?

If Obama were intelligent, and clearly anyone who would appoint Susan Rice as his national security adviser is not intelligent, he would simply let the attack on Syria fade into the background and die as Congress returns on September 9 to face the insoluble problems of the budget deficit and debt ceiling.

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Sheriff's Office: 1 Killed, Others Injured In Incident At Spring HS

SPRING, Texas – Life Flight was called to Spring High School early Wednesday following a stabbing on campus, a hospital spokesman said.

School officials would not immediately confirm what took place, but a Life Flight spokesman said several people were reportedly injured. A 16-year-old boy was sent to the hospital with a stab wound, Life Flight said. Others were said to be wounded as well.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office later confirmed one person was dead.

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Klan Plans Rally At Antietam National Battlefield

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group says it plans to hold a rally this weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.

Richard Preston of Rosedale is imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights. Preston said Tuesday he expects to bring nine members to the Civil War site Saturday.

Battlefield officials didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press. But Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore says park officials have asked his agency to stand by with a transport vehicle in case of any arrests.

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RANKED: The Most Corrupt States

This weekend, the New York Times' Nick Madigan called Florida a "hothouse of corruption," reporting the Sunshine State saw the greatest number of people convicted of public corruption between 2000 and 2010.

That's technically true. But it's not the full story.

To get a true sense of the most corrupt state, we need to know how many convictions there have been on a population basis.

So we went back to Justice Department data cited by Madigan, to see which states saw the greatest number of convictions per 100,000 (Madigan actually appears to cite slightly outdated data; the latest covers the period between 2002 and 2011).

No. 1?

Louisiana, with nearly 9 convictions per 100,000 people.

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The Big McCain Graham Press Conference on Syria

Here Are The 43% Of Americans Who Don't Pay Federal Income Tax

Since 2009, the percentage of Americans who pay no federal income taxes has fallen from 47% to 43%, according to a recent report by the Tax Policy Center. The catalyst for the drop is due to two factors — federal tax cuts that expired after the Great Recession and an improving economy.

These charts from the TCP break down exactly who the 43% are:

Last year, TPC’s 2009 estimate might have been the nail in the coffin for Mitt Romney's ill-fated bid for the Presidency after he criticized the "47%" of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes at a fundraiser.

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Matt Drudge Goes Off On Republican Party: ‘WHO ARE THEY?!’

Matt Drudge, founder and editor of the influential Drudge Report, is a conservative by all accounts. But at least for Tuesday, he was anti-Republican Party.

“Why would anyone vote Republican?” Drudge tweeted. “Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!”

The tweet came after another that was also critical of the GOP. “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian,” Drudge wrote. “Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties.”

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Don't Forget The Boat Docking Contest This Weekend


‘Little Lion’ Kid Soldier Is His Rebel Dad’s Pride

He’s the same age — 11 — as Bashar al-Assad’s US-taunting son. But Mohammed Afar has an AK-47 — and he wants to kill the Syrian dictator with it.

Little Mohammed totes an assault rifle nearly as long as he is tall, and wears a jacket with the badges of the Free Syrian Army, the US-backed rebel group.

The schoolboy, from the anti-Assad northern stronghold of Aleppo, wants to remain in the FSA until the regime is crushed.

“I want to stay as a fighter until Bashar is killed,” he told Vice.com.

The tot’s beaming father, Mohammed Saleh Afar, is proud of his boy’s marksmanship.

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NO VEHICLES ON THE BEACH IN OCEAN CITY

While it seems the Mayor and Council were upset because Salisbury News delivered a ton of comments against driving on the beach, the Council chose to drop the subject for good.

The Council never received any messages stating individuals supported the idea, so why the heck did it get brought up in the first place. It was Councilman Joe Mitrecic who created the idea out of this air. It just scares me that with all the problems were seeing in this country nowadays that we would waste our time coming up with things like this simply because some don't have anything better to do. 

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US Aid To Syrian Opposition Tops $1 Billion Mark

According to USAID (United States Agency For International Development), the federal agency in charge of distributing the vast majority of foreign aid monies to other countries, United States taxpayers have paid for over one billion dollars in foreign aid packages to help support the “Syrian Humanitarian Response."

Despite the threat of continued chemical attacks against the Syrian people that has served as the focal point of rallying cries for advocates of US military intervention (including the Obama administration), The Daily Beast reported that gas masks were not among the items purchased with the American billion-dollar aid package. While the President and his deputies (namely Secretary of State John Kerry) continue to forcefully denounce what they now claim to be incontrovertibly proven chemical weapons use by the Syrian Government, the Executive Branch notably omitted to include funding for gas masks in its omnibus aid package.

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State Knew Benghazi Was Terrorist Attack Within Minutes

The State Department knew minutes after the siege began that terrorists were attacking the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, a new book about the tragedy concludes.

Just 25 minutes in, as 35 gun-toting jihadists stormed the compound, the State Department received a cable advising it of the attack. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli also was contacted by a security official assigned to protect U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, say the authors of the new book, "Under Fire, the Untold Story of the Attack on Benghazi," according to The Washington Examiner.

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Another RINO Wants War

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (RINO-Texas) is signaling support for American intervention in Syria’s civil war because it will help U.S. President Barack Obama save face with the “bullies” of the world.

“I believe what I’ve been told and what we’ve all been told that it’s indisputable that chemical weapons have been used,” Cornyn told a Texas radio station last week. “The president said that’s a ‘red line,’ and I think for him not to do anything since the red line has been crossed would just send a signal to Iran who’s building nuclear weapons , and other bullies of the world that we don’t mean what we say.”

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Liberals Were Mistaken About Barack Obama, He’s Not One Of Them

Washington, DC- George W. Bush was a lot of things but a Conservative was not one of them. Americans are ignorant and assume what they are told but more importantly what they want to believe.

Labels such as Republican or Democrat are meaningless anymore. What happened was that areas of the country that are either heavily controlled by either of these parties spawned pretenders. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is an example. A Conservative has no chance to win an election so Left Wing politicians know that they can in effect create a second Primary Election by simply opting for a Republican label. The strongest Left Winger wins in New Jersey and similar states.

The RINO (Republican In Name Only) is a pretender and they are able to win the votes of both Democrats and those Republicans that don’t understand the RINO phenomena. Often the RINO is even further Left than the Democratic candidate.

Among Democrats particularly in Bible-Belt areas of our nation, they have the so-calledBlue Dog Democrats that are often really Conservatives.

As for Barack Obama he was the stranger with the vaguest and nebulas agendas ever. He offered Hope and Change. He also said he would fundamentally change America. Since Obama was Black and viewed as a Liberal they wanted to and still do believe Obama was somehow one of them. Obama has his own ideas and they are a lot of things but traditionally Liberal is just not one of them.

SFD Calls For Service 9-3-13

  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 22:34:50 Nature: Shooting Address: 139 Onley Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 22:34:42 Nature: Shooting City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 21:54:37 Nature: Sick Subject  City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 21:41:31 Nature: Unresponsive Patient City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 21:35:06 Nature: Unresponsive Patient City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 20:56:05 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 19:24:35 Nature: Chest Pain City: Fruitland
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 18:42:45 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 14:53:06 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 14:20:49 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 12:41:18 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 12:39:44 Nature: Psychiatric Emergency City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 11:08:37 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 09:24:33 Nature: Pi Accident City: Fruitland
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 09:16:51 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 06:25:53 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 04:56:53 Nature: Diabetic Difficulty City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 03:32:15 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 02:14:14 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 3 2013 @ 01:23:38 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury

Coastal Kids Consignment Sale Returns To The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Salisbury’s Biggest Discount Shopping Event Set For September 12-14

SALISBURY, Md.
- Celebrating their 13th consignment event, Coastal Kids Consignment offers area families the opportunity to sell, shop and save on high quality, gently used merchandise for infants to juniors, maternity and ladies. Continuing its tradition, financial and in-kind donations will be distributed to Life Crisis of Salisbury, MD; the March of Dimes of Salisbury, MD; the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center of Salisbury, MD and several other Churches and local shelters.

Preparing for the kids to go back to school and the fast approaching holiday seasons can put a crunch on any family's budget. Coastal Kids Consignment event has brought together thousands of ways to get what you need at a fraction of the price. The one stop opportunity to find fall and winter season items at 60-90% off retail is a not to miss event!

Shoppers will find numerous bargains on clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, strollers, pack and plays, bounce chairs, sports equipment, outdoor play items, home decor and much more! The three-day consignment sale featured 130 local families and over 16,000 items for sale at the last Salisbury event and continues to grow in popularity. Laid out like a retail store, shopping is easy with items sorted by size and gender as well as similar item groupings that allow shoppers to find what they need quickly with minimal hunting.

What Shoppers Need To Know:

Thursday, September 12th from 6pm - 8pm

Friday, September 13th from 10am - 6pm (many items 25% off from 3-6pm)

Saturday, September 14th from 9am - 1pm (many items 50% off all day)

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury MD 21804

Located in the Midway Room.

Free admission! Cash, Visa/MC accepted.

Want to sell your quality merchandise? Great! Log on to www.coastal-kids.com/Seller.html. Consignors earn 55 - 65% of their sales, set their own prices, do not have to be present to sell, can choose to discount or donate items and easily prepare tags with easy to use online software. Receive a check within seven days of event close.

http://www.coastal-kids.com/

www.facebook.com/CoastalKidsConsignmentSales

POWERS LIMITED, OBAMA, BIDEN SEEK ACTION ON GUNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.

But the narrow, modest scope of those steps served as pointed reminders that without congressional backing, President Barack Obama's capacity to make a difference is severely inhibited.

Still, Biden renewed a pledge from him and the president to seek legislative fixes to keep guns from those who shouldn't have them — a pledge with grim prospects for fulfillment amid the current climate on Capitol Hill.

"If Congress won't act, we'll fight for a new Congress," Biden said in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. "It's that simple. But we're going to get this done."

One new policy will bar military-grade weapons that the U.S. sells or donates to allies from being imported back into the U.S. by private entities. In the last eight years, the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to come back to the U.S., the White House said, arguing that some end up on the streets. From now on, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms.

The ban will largely affect antiquated, World War II-era weapons that, while still deadly, rarely turn up at crime scenes, leaving some to question whether the new policy is much ado about nothing.

"Banning these rifles because of their use in quote-unquote crimes is like banning Model Ts because so many of them are being used as getaway cars in bank robberies," said Ed Woods, a 47-year-old from the Chico area of northern California.

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