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Friday, September 06, 2013

"I killed a man."

EXCLUSIVE–REP. JEFF DUNCAN: KERRY 'HOSTILE' WHEN ASKED OF SYRIA LINK TO BENGHAZI

At Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on America's potential military intervention in Syria—especially what he considers its ties to 2012's Benghazi terrorist attack.

Duncan opened his line of questioning by accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of having “a serious credibility issue,” referencing scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious—in which Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents to keep them from Congress—the IRS scandal, the NSA scandal, and the scandal surrounding surveillance of journalists from Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen.

“I’m upset because from now on, I can’t believe you,” Duncan said in opening his line of questioning of Kerry. "These issues call into question the accountability of this administration, its commitment to the personnel on the ground, and the judgment that it uses when making these determinations."

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Kerry's Claims On Syrian Islamist Influence Contradicted By Intelligence

Reuters has taken U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to the woodshed with an article stating that Kerry's public assurances about the expanding influence of moderate Syrian opposition groups contradicts what U.S. and European intelligence sources, as well as other nongovernmental experts, are saying about the Syrian rebels: that "Islamic extremists remain by far the fiercest and best-organized rebel elements."

The article comes on the heels of statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin calling Kerry's testimony "lies" and "sad."

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Colorado Democrat: Legislature, Not Guns, Will Keep You Safe

DENVER — Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense.

Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm.

“As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a gun,” said Mrs. Hullinghorst on “The Tim Caffrey Show.” 

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Breitbart News To Broadcast DC 'Exempt America' Rally

On Tuesday, September 10, Breitbart News will broadcast the blockbuster "Exempt America" rally for defunding Obamacare that will take place on Capitol Hill as Congress returns from its August recess.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will co-host the program with Breitbart News Managing Editor Alex Marlow and Breitbart's Sonnie Johnson. It will be live-streamed on Breitbart.com from 10 AM EDT to approximately 3PM EDT.

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rand Paul (R-KY) will headline the event. Other speakers will include Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, Brent Bozell of ForAmerica, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Citizens United President David Bossie, Michael Needham of Heritage Action, and Herman Cain.

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$3K Reward Offered For Missing Military Service Dog's Return

The owner of a missing military service dog is tripling the no-questions-asked-reward for anyone who brings her 18-month-old Abby home.

There have been “no leads, no sightings,” Cindy McGrew, Abby’s owner, said.

Abby was last seen on Tilghman Island on July 4. She ran away after she was accidentally let outdoors and was spooked by fireworks, McGrew said.
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Weiner Heckled For Being 'Married To An Arab, A Scumbag'

'You're a JACKASS!' 

Anthony Weiner ends up in screaming match in a bakery after voter calls him a 'scumbag' and says 'you married an Arab'

Candidate was on walkabout in Brooklyn ahead of Rosh Hashanah
Constituent told Weiner: 'You have a nerve to even walk around in public. You are disgusting'

MD Getting Flu Vaccine With ‘Extra’ Protection

Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.

For the first time, certain vaccines will guard against four strains of flu rather than the usual three. Called quadrivalent vaccines, these brands may prove more popular for children than their parents. That's because kids tend to catch the newly added strain more often.

These four-in-one vaccines are so new that they'll make up only a fraction of the nation's supply of flu vaccine, so if you want a dose, better start looking early.

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Standoff In The Mediterranean: The US vs Russian Navies

While the leaders of the two superpowers are shaking hands for the camera in St. Petersburg, their navies are sending a different message. Here is the latest  breakdown of the world's key navies in the Mediterranean theater of naval operations as of last night. By now it is likely woefully outdated, now that there are reports the Chinese have joined the fray too (not on the side of the 'free droning world').

BAKER WHO LOST SHOP AFTER REFUSING GAY COUPLE’S WEDDING CAKE HAS SURPRISE REACTION TO ONGOING ATTACKS: ‘MY ETERNAL HOME IS WHAT MATTERS’

The ongoing saga surrounding an Oregon-based bakery’s decision to refuse a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has had some noteworthy developments of late. Over the weekend, we reportedthat, following intense scrutiny and furor among gay rights advocates, Aaron and Melissa Klein were forced to close their bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

In an interview with TheBlaze on Wednesday, Melissa talked about the future of her business, her faith and the ongoing attacks that have continued to unfold. She also detailed a eerie alleged break-in that she believes is likely tied to the family’s very public battle and offered some advice for those who fear the cost of standing by their convictions.

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You Know You Are A Neocon If...

Over the past several decades, a tumorous growth has emerged from and taken over the Republican Party. This cancer is called a neoconservative, or colloquially just simply neocon. These folks are extremely insecure and hotheaded. It is best to avoid them in the wild whenever possible. Some signs that you may be in the presence of one are below:
You Know You Are a Neocon If…

You like starting wars you can’t finish.

If you do start a war you can’t finish, so what, it’s not like your kids are dying.

You think you are better than pretty much everyone else, especially poor people, who are the problem by the way.

You’ve never fought in a war, but you talk tough on Fox News.

While you parade around mainstream media as a “political strategist,” you’re actually on the payroll of Booz Allen Hamilton or some other defense/intelligence contractor.

Your name is Chris Christie.

When reading about the Revolutionary War, you find yourself sympathetic to the British cause.

The punishing amount of wedgies you received as an adolescent has made you permanently insecure and trying to act macho.

Your machismo really comes out when you have an opportunity to pick on people or nations you deem weaker than you.

You think it is “conservative” to ignore the Constitution.

4 Wounded In Shooting At N.C. Anti-Violence Vigil

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say four people were shot and wounded when gunfire broke out at an anti-violence vigil.

The Charlotte Observer reports Mothers of Murdered Offspring sponsored the Thursday night vigil, calling attention to the death of a man who police say was fatally shot when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store.

A statement from police says officers were called by someone at the vigil who said a person pulled a gun and began firing at people.

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Berlin Fire Company Funding Debate Slated For Sept. 9

BERLIN—Possible plans to reinstate some funding to the Berlin Fire Company are on the agenda for the Monday, Sept. 9 mayor and council meeting and those plans come at a time when residents are caught in what might be described as a whirlwind of allegiances, politics, finance and litigation.

The July 2012 decision by the mayor and council to stop the town’s funding of the fire company was a response to what town officials said was the fire company’s refusal to work with them to resolve complaints of harassment within the ranks of the company’s firefighters and paramedics.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is another installment in the long-running debate between town leadership and the volunteer organization that provides firefighting and emergency medical services to Berlin and nearby areas.

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Yard Sale

There will be a multi family yard sale tomorrow 9/7 on Holt Road in Parsonsburg, MD. Kitchen supplies, home decor, baby boy clothes, baby items, toys, horse items, and plenty more.

Kent County Heroin Distribution Investigation Results In Arrest Of Three, Seizure Of Drugs, Cash

Defendants, Charges, and Bail Information:
Ronald Beal, 42, of New Castle, DE (photo attached, black male in gray shirt)
Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (5 counts)
Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (8 counts)
Conspiracy Second Degree (2 counts)
Possession of a Prescription Drug
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (6 counts)
Committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $218,100 secured bail.

James M. Burkholder, 33, of Smyrna, DE (photo attached, white male with beard)
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
Conspiracy Second Degree
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $4,700 secured bail.

Charles T. Kozur, 47, of Smyrna, DE (photo attached, white male with light goatee)
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (7 counts)
Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity
Conspiracy Second Degree (3 counts)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (7 counts)
Committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $236,000 cash bail.

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Smyrna – An investigation into large-scale heroin dealing in northern Kent County has resulted in the arrest of three and the seizure of a large amount of drugs and cash.

Detectives from the Delaware State Police Kent County and New Castle County Drug Units, the Kent County Governor's Task Force, along with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dover Police Department, and Milford Police Department, have been conducting a four month investigation in Ronald Beal, 42, of New Castle.

During this operation, investigators learned Beal was a main source of heroin for northern Kent County. He sold bags stamped “Detour,” which had an average weight of five times the usual bag of heroin. Detectives determined that Beal was transporting these large amounts of heroin from Newark, New Jersey to Delaware on a weekly basis.

During this investigation, detectives observed Beal selling over seventy grams of heroin on four separate occasions before the day he was apprehended.

On August 29, Beal was apprehended in Smyrna after engaging in another drug transaction. This arrest resulted in the seizure of an additional 69.7 grams heroin packaged for sale, forty-six separate bags of cocaine with a combined weight of 9.8 grams, twenty-six prescription pills, one gram of marijuana, and $4,885.00.

As part of this investigation, detectives determined heroin was being sold by two associates of Beal: James M. Burkholder, 33, and Charles T. Kozur, 47. Both live in Smyrna.

Burkholder and Kozur sold heroin from their residence. Kozur also acted as a liaison between Beal and his customers.

On August 29 Beal was charged with numerous drug distribution offenses and related charges and is currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $218,100 secured bail. Today, Kozur and Burkholder were arrested and charged with several drug offenses. Burkholder was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $4,700 secured bail, Kozur was committed on $236,000 cash bail.

Senator Rand Paul: Why I'm Voting No On Syria

I supported the decision to go to war with Afghanistan after our nation was attacked on 9/11. Colin Powell wrote in his autobiography: “War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.” I believe that he had it right. America should only go to war to win.

War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.”

The U.S. should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything less than victory. If American interests are at stake, then our goal should not be stalemate.

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Two Seriously Injured In Crash On Seashore Highway, Georgetown

Location: Seashore Highway (St. Rt. 404), west of Vaughn Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Friday, September 6, 2013, at 8:38 a.m.

Vehicles and Occupants:
Operator 1: Daniel Jacobs, 57, of Seaford , DE (properly restrained, not injured)
Vehicle 1: 2007 Freightliner truck and attached trailer

Operator 2: Michael Johnson, 29, of Seaford, DE (admitted to Christiana Hospital in critical condition)
Vehicle 2: 1999 Ford Contour
Passenger: Shalamar Johnson, 27, of Seaford, DE (admitted to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious leg and internal injuries)


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Georgetown - Two Seaford residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Georgetown this morning.

The incident happened at 8:38 a.m. as Michael Johnson, 29, drove a 1999 Ford Contour east on Seashore Highway (St. Rt. 404), west of Vaughn Road. For an unknown reason the vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic, towards a 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Daniel Jacobs, 57, of Seaford, attempted to avoid a collision by swerving towards the right shoulder of the westbound lane. However, the Contour, after crossing the center line in the roadway, struck the driver's side of the trailer. It then spun several times and came to rest off of the roadway.

Johnson and his passenger, Shalamar Johnson, 27, were both transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Shalamar was admitted to the hospital with serious leg and internal injuries. Michael Johnson was flown from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition with several injuries. It is not known if the occupants of the Contour were properly restrained.

Jacobs was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured. Seashore Highway was closed for approximately five hours while Troopers investigated and cleared the crash.

WCSO Press Release 9-6-13

Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
Date of Incident: 6 September 2013
Location: Laws Road south of Wango Road, Pittsville, MD

Narrative: On 6 September 2013 at 7:28 AM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle fatal collision on Laws Road near Pittsville. An initial investigation by the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Team revealed that the operator of the vehicle was traveling on Laws Road in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier when the operator failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road and entered a ditch. Upon entering the ditch the vehicle over turned. Initial responding deputies found the vehicle still on its roof. 

Preliminary investigation revealed speed to be a factor in this collision.

The deceased is identified as:
Dean Allen Martin, 35, of Parsonsburg, MD

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson
Date: 6 September 2013

Mayor, City Officials Push For Hiking State Minimum Wage

Mayor Rawlings Blake and other city officials are starting an effort to boost the minimum wage in Maryland.

The resolution to go before the City Council would urge the Maryland General Assembly to increase the minimum wage starting next year.

The figure now stands at $7.25 an hour in Maryland, where it's been for almost 5 years.

At that rate a worker earns just over $15,000 annually at a full time job, according to the Mayor's office.

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Rand Paul’s War

It’s 9:15 on Tuesday night and Capitol Hill is quiet as Senator Rand Paul emerges from Fox News’s studio near Union Station. His face is slightly smeared with powder from his appearance minutes earlier onHannity, and Sergio Gor, a political aide, is trailing him. Paul walks quickly to the street, heading toward his nearby apartment. It’s been a long day for him, starting with a flight from Kentucky and followed by a packed afternoon at the Foreign Relations Committee. He’s eager to get to his place, rest up, and get ready for a busy week of debate.

But then Paul spots a group of his Senate staffers in the shadows, relaxing in the outdoor lounge at Johnny’s Half Shell, a seafood restaurant housed on the first floor of Fox News’s building. They signal him to come over. Paul glances at Gor, smiles, and hops smoothly over the small fence. The bartender looks on disapprovingly. His advisers chuckle; they’re impressed with their boss’s athleticism, and one raises a glass to toast him.

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Maryland Casinos Generate $71M In Revenue During August

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Thursday that the state's four casinos generated $71 million in revenue in August, nearly three-quarters of it from the state's largest casino, Maryland Live!

Officials from the Maryland Lottery say Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County brought in a total revenue of $71,015,560.

According to officials, Maryland Live! in Hanover brought in the most revenue with $53 million in August. Following Maryland Live! was Hollywood Casino Perryville, which brought in $7.6 million; the Casino at Ocean Downs, which generated nearly $6 million; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which made $4 million.

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MCAULIFFE, BLOOMBERG MEET IN NEW YORK TO DISCUSS VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S RACE

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe met recently with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg "to get support from the billionaire politician."

The meeting, according to Politico, took place in New York City a week and a half ago.
The outgoing mayor has spent more than $15 million on his gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and on a super PAC to support a candidate in a special House race in Illinois.

Because of those efforts, he’s become the face of the gun control movement, making him less of an attractive supporter in places like Virginia than more clearly Democratic-leaning cities or states. He could also be a helpful rallying cry for Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli with his base voters.

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Islamists Kill Five Christians In Nigeria Because Of Their Faith

On September 2, Islamists in Nigeria ambushed a minibus, ordered passengers to exit, and then shot those that were Christian.

The incident took place near the central city of Jos. Those killed were members of "a Church of Christ in Nations congregation in... Foron."

According to BosNewsLife, passengers that identified as Christians were ordered to lie down on the side of the road and were executed. Those killed ranged in age from 22 to 40.

A technical school student who rode his motorbike close to the scene to see what was happening was ordered to stop and then asked his religion. When he said he was a Christian he was ordered to lie down with the others. But when the Islamists started shooting those lying furthest away from him he jumped up and ran while the attackers "fired wildly at [him]."

He escaped with his life and was able to report to authorities how the attack happened.

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U.S. Payroll To Population Rate Drops To 43.7% In August

Unadjusted unemployment climbs to 8.7%
by Jenny Marlar
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, dropped to 43.7% in August, from 44.6% in July, and is down from 45.3% in August 2012.

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WorWic Denies Mugging

Local Blog Report Unfounded

A local blog has reported an attack on a student at Wor-Wic Community College on Thursday evening, Sept. 5, where local law enforcement was called to the scene. The report is unfounded. After checking with college security, the 911 call center and local law enforcement agencies, it has been determined that security did not witness an attack nor was one reported to them by an alleged victim or any witnesses. In addition, there is no record of any calls to the 911 center, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office or the Maryland State Police. The college has no evidence to indicate that an attack happened on its campus on Sept. 5.


Certainly the college takes any and all alleged crimes committed on campus very seriously and will continue to investigate this reported incident to determine what prompted this unconfirmed allegation.

The following, (word for word) are the messages I received. Note, NO ONE from WorWic made ANY attempt to contact me. So their last paragraph is a load of crap. 


Fwd: Step son got mugged in wor wic parking lot, by a black guy of course. They arrested the perp.

Fwd: Lead pipe. They fought little bit. Black guy lost. He said security watched it and didnt do anything but who knows

Fwd: Struck him in back with pipe then put arm around his neck trying to drag him out of car. Then they fought. Son grabbed pipe and hit perp in head then wrestled him to ground. Put knee in his back, grabbed his head and pulled back. Then some guy came over and helped him and someone called cops

Fwd: I warned him about this place but he didnt want to believe me. We just moved them back here from wash state about 3 months ago. Hes lucky it was only a pipe and hit him in back and not his head. Or had a gun or knife. But he sounds ok except for red mark on back.

Fwd: Let this be a warning to other people that go there. This place is going to hell

No Thanks, Mr. President

President Obama has asked the Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria to punish Bashar Assad’s regime for its use of chemical weapons. Yet what he asks of Congress is not easy for it to do, and is perhaps neither necessary nor proper.

In almost every declaration of war it has passed since the War of 1812, Congress has “authorized” the president to “use the whole land and naval force of the United States” to bring the war to a successful conclusion. But Obama insists that what he is calling for is not war, and hence congressional permission is only, as the lawyers say, “precatory” and politically useful, but not necessary.

“I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization,” Obama said the other day. His secretary of state, in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the same point. John Kerry told his former peers, “What we are envisioning is something limited. It is something proportional.” A limited strike against Syria “doesn’t mean the United States of America is going to war,” he insisted.

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NASA Prepares for First Virginia Coast Launch to the Moon Tonight

In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission, managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine whether dust is being lofted into the lunar sky. A thorough understanding of these characteristics of our nearest celestial neighbor will help researchers understand other bodies in the solar system, such as large asteroids, Mercury, and the moons of outer planets.

The support gantry for the U.S. Air Force-provided Minotaur V rocket that will launch LADEE was rolled back on Sept. 4.
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Fears Of Gun Registry Prompt NRA To Back Lawsuit Against US Surveillance

The National Rifle Association said on Wednesday it supports a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups to strike down the U.S. government's broad telephone surveillance program, citing potential violations of gun owners' privacy rights.

In a brief backing the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit against senior U.S. government officials, the NRA said the collection of vast communications threatens privacy and could allow the government to create a registry of gun owners.

Civil rights groups filed the lawsuit earlier this year after documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed a massive government program to collect and store phone and Internet records from major telecommunications companies.

The surveillance potentially provides "the government not only with the means of identifying members and others who communicate with the NRA," the brief said, "but also with the means of identifying gun owners without their knowledge or consent."

The NSA referred questions to the U.S. Justice Department, which declined to comment.

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News from The Associated Press

GOOGLE ARGUES FOR RIGHT TO CONTINUE SCANNING GMAIL

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)
-- Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.

In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for Thursday in San Jose, Google argues that "all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing."

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Democrats Dragooned Into Line On Syria

The Obama administration’s efforts to get Congress to pass an authorization for military force against Syria are going badly in policy terms, but they are looking up in political terms. Even as the administration’s arguments become more strained, the political imperative that Democrats must support their president or risk having him “crippled” for the next 40 months is being drilled into them. The same relentless message helped save Bill Clinton from being abandoned by his party in 1998 after it finally became clear he had committed perjury before a federal judge in the Lewinsky scandal.

Chris Matthews of MSNBC, who served on Capitol Hill for years as a top Democratic aide, put the party’s dilemma in stark terms on Wednesday: “I think the Democrats are going to be forced to sacrifice men and women who really, really don’t want to vote for this. They’re going to have to vote for it to save the president’s hide. That’s a bad position to put your party in.”

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U.S. Planned Layoffs Jump In August

The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms surged in August to their highest in half a year, with industrial goods manufacturers the hardest hit, a report on Thursday showed.

Employers announced 50,462 layoffs last month, up 33.8 percent from 37,701 in July, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The August job cuts were up 57 percent from the same time a year ago.
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O'Malley Meets With Family Of Ethan Saylor

Patti Saylor said one thing gave her the courage she needed to stand before a gaggle of reporters at the Maryland State House Thursday morning to talk about the death of her son.

“The love I have for Ethan, what I owe him, is what gives me the strength to be here today,” she said, before her family and supporters entered the statehouse to deliver 340,000 signatures to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The signatures were gathered on a Change.org petition started by Emma Saylor, Ethan's younger sister. The petition asks for the governor to begin an independent investigation into Ethan Saylor's death and also to implement training protocols for first responders who interact with developmentally disabled people.
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Move Over, Obamacare. Here Comes Obamaschool

The president gave a speech on August 22 in Buffalo outlining his proposal to “reform” the student loan program. He acknowledged that the program has some problems, but assured the audience they are easily fixed. Just take the principles behind Obamacare and apply them to education. The president personally “guaranteed” that his proposals would make college more affordable.

Here’s the plan. The government will rate colleges based on fees (the lower the better) and graduation rates (the higher the better) and student success in finding a job. Then student loan funds will be allocated to schools according to the rating. Students will also be guided to the best-rated schools via government web sites. And schools will get more funding if they set up demonstration projects to reduce costs. This will all encourage more “competition” among schools. Yes, you heard that right: more government control of colleges will increase market “competition.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama To Address The Nation On Tuesday About Syria

President Obama, speaking at a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, said he will address the nation on Tuesday about the Syria crisis.

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Maryland Gun Applications Overwhelm Police, Dealers As Tough Limits Draw Near

Maryland is experiencing a run on guns before some of the toughest firearms laws in the nation take effect next month, testing the limits of state police to process the tens of thousands of additional applications being submitted.

State Police say that through Aug. 31 they had received 85,141 gun-purchase applications this year. For all of last year, police received 70,099 applications and in 2011 they received 46,339 applications.

“We’re looking at unprecedented numbers,” Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black said. “We saw this coming.” 

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Salisbury Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Food Banks

* Note: If you are searching for Salisbury Food Banks - Food banks are distribution hubs. They supply the food to the Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Shelters etc. They in turn provide that food to the individuals that need it. Food Banks do not directly serve individuals in need.
Below are all of the Emergency Food Programs provided through Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in Salisbury, MD and surrounding cities that I have located.

First Baptist Food Ministry - Soup Kitchen Food Pantry     410- 548-5486
Salisbury, MD 21802
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Maryland Food Bank Inc Salisbury Division     (410) 742-0050
Salisbury, MD 21801
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Little Sisters Of Jesus And Mary, Inc.    
Salisbury, MD 21802
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Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program Eastern Shore Office    410-651-9608
Location is 12.64 miles from city center Salisbury
Princess Anne, MD 21853
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Salvation Army, Sussex     (302) 628-2020
Location is 17.64 miles from city center Salisbury
Seaford, DE 19973
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Shipley State Service Center     (302) 628-2000
Location is 19.88 miles from city center Salisbury
Seaford, DE 19973
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Abundant Life Apostolic Church     (410) 957-4206
Location is 20.02 miles from city center Salisbury
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
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HELPING HAND OUTREACH MISSION     410-957-4336
Location is 20.73 miles from city center Salisbury
POCOMOKE, MD 21851
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Shore Up Energy Assistance Program     (410) 641-2026
Location is 20.96 miles from city center Salisbury
Berlin, MD 21811
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Former Senior EPA Adviser Beale Expected To Plead Guilty In $900,000 Pay Fraud

Over the past 12 years, John C. Beale was often away from his job as a high-level staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency. He cultivated an air of mystery and explained his lengthy absences by telling his bosses that he was doing top-secret work, including for the CIA.

For years, apparently, no one checked.

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Its A Girl

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics confirmed that our giant panda cub is female! A paternity analysis showed that the Zoo’s panda Tian Tian is the cub’s father. Scientists also confirmed the second, stillborn cub Mei Xiang delivered on August 24 was a female and also sired by Tian Tian. The cubs were fraternal twins.

Zoo scientists used two tests to confirm the sex of both cubs. The first test was developed by scientists in China and analyzes a fragment of the zinc finger protein gene. The second test, also using a shorter fragment of the same zinc finger protein gene, was developed by SCBI scientists and veterinarians. They used the second test to verify the results of the initial test.

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4-YEAR VETERAN POLICE HORSE RETIRED BY OCPD

(September 4, 2013) – The Ocean City Police is bidding farewell to one of its cherished mounted patrol horses. “Goodnight” a 4-year veteran police horse was officially retired last week. In 2011 Goodnight was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Goodnight underwent treatment for the infection and was cured, unfortunately the effects of the disease left him with a diminished capacity for his police duties and as a result the OCPD has opted to retire him.

Goodnight came to the OCPD in 2011 at the age of 7. During his service with the department he has had one primary rider. Goodnight has been involved in numerous arrests, several hundred enforcement actions and participated in special details including the car cruises, Delmarva Bike Week and Winterfest of Lights as well as all of the annual parades and festivals that Ocean City hosts.

During his career Goodnight has assisted other agencies including Pocomoke City Police, Maryland State Police and the Worcester and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Departments with crowd control functions as well as search and recovery details. Goodnight has also served as the lead horse to train new police horses and new mounted officers.

Goodnight retires at the age 11 and will be spending his retirement on a farm in Western Maryland. He is in good health and spirits, and is enjoying the company of his new family. As for Goodnights replacement, the OCPD has begun to search to select a suitable replacement.

Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2013

The National MS Society, Maryland Chapter expects over 200 challenge walkers to increase awareness, raise money for research, and make connections in the walk of a lifetime

Date: September 7 & 8
Time: 7am
Location: Talbot County Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Event: A two-day 50k (31 miles) walk through Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore.

Each walker agrees to raise $300.

Well stocked rest-stops, premiere route support as well as a variety of inspirational and festive activities.

Accomodations: Participants can camp outside or indoors at Talbot County Community Center, or stay at several nearby Easton hotels.

Information: www.challengewalkmsmaryland.org or Samantha Flottemesch: 443-641-1207

Maryland Gun Applications Overwhelm Police, Dealers As Tough Limits Draw Near

Maryland is experiencing a run on guns before some of the toughest firearms laws in the nation take effect next month, testing the limits of state police to process the tens of thousands of additional applications being submitted.

State Police say that through Aug. 31 they had received 85,141 gun-purchase applications this year. For all of last year, police received 70,099 applications and in 2011 they received 46,339 applications.

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Record 90.5 Million Out Of Labor Force As Half A Million Drop Out In One Month; Labor Force Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels

While the Establishment survey data was ugly due to both the miss and the prior downward revisions in the NFP print, the real action was in the Household survey, where we find that the number of people not in the labor force rose by a whopping 516,000 in one month, which in turn increased the total number of people outside the labor force to a record 90.5 million Americans.

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John Morgan, 'America's Best-Known Hypnotherapist' To Visit Salisbury

Morgan to Host Two Seminars at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on September 19

SALISBURY, Md.
- The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center will welcome John Morgan Hypnosis Seminars on Thursday, September 19. Morgan’s ‘Stop Smoking Forever’ Seminar will begin at 6 p.m. and the ‘Lose Weight and Keep It Off’ Seminar will follow at 8 p.m.

The ‘Stop Smoking Forever’ Seminar instructs smokers on how to outgrow their smoking patterns and adapt a relaxed frame of mind. The ‘Lose Weight and Keep It Off’ Seminar allows those struggling with their weight to get reacquainted with how their mind works and performs different routines as they learn how to outgrow those patterns to lead them to a healthier lifestyle.

For more information on John Morgan and his seminars, please visit http://johnmorganseminars.com. To register, call 800-735-6907.

UNRESERVED - HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE & MEMORABILIA AUCTION 9-14-13

AUCTION SALE

Saturday September 14 - 9:00 AM

Harley Davidson Building - 10716 Ocean Gateway (Rt 50)- Berlin, MD 21811

  

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Printable Catalog of Harley Items (5 Pages - Proxibid List) - PDF Format OR Word Format *Revised 8/30/13
INSPECTION - Friday, September 13 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MOTORCYCLES WILL BE STARTED ON PREVIEW DAY IN ORDER OF SALE BEGINNING AT 1:00 PM.
ORDER OF SALE

9:00AM - Live Auction Begins with Non-Catalog Items
10:00AM - Internet and Live Bidding Begins with Catalog Items
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Motorcycles To Include:
1946 Harley Davidson Knucklehead FL with 1954 LE Side Car
1965 Harley Davidson FLHFB Electra Glide V Twin Pan Head
1960 Harley Davidson WLA 3 Speed Jockey Shift
1966 Harley Davidson FLHFB Shovelhead Electra Glide Super Sport 4 Speed
1956 Harley Davidson Service Car Flat Head VTwin 3 Speed with Reverse
1965 Harley Davidson GE Service Car Flathead VTwin 3 Speed with Reverse
Very Early Harley Davidson Single Cylinder Engine with Magneto and #4211D on housing
2007 Harley Davidson 50th Anniversary Sportster #481/2000
2002 Harley Davidson V Rod 2 miles on set up
2006 Harley Davidson 35th Anniversary Super Glide Fuel Injected 7 miles on set up

A Large Collection of Harley Davidson Limited Edition Prints by Scott Jacobs & Tom Fritz

A Large Collection of Harley Davidson Limited Edition Knives, Steins, Decanters and Toys
A Large Collection of Vintage Harley Davidson Parts

VOTERS EXPLODE ON JOHN MCCAIN AT PHOENIX TOWN HALL: ‘WE DIDN’T SEND YOU TO MAKE WAR FOR US’

A number of Sen. John McCain’s constituents are not happy with the Arizona Republican’s support of President Barack Obama’s plan to take military action against Syria. Voters made that much perfectly clear when they confronted him at a town hall in Phoenix on Thursday.

“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war,” one man said to applause,CNN reports.

Another man told McCain Congress is ignoring its duty to represent voters.

“This is what I think of Congress,” he said, holding a bag of marshmallows in his hand. “They are a bunch of marshmallows. That’s what they are. That’s what they’ve become. Why are you not listening to the people and staying out of Syria? It’s not our fight.”

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Thank God Its Friday 9-6-13

What will you be doing this weekend?

Harassment Claims Filed By 2nd Paramedic

BERLIN—A second former paramedic has filed a discrimination claim against the Berlin Fire Company, according to document that was filed with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights on April 22 and is awaiting response.

In the complaint, Jeffrey Dean, of Salisbury, said he had worked as a paramedic and firefighter with the company since October 2005. During that time, his work performance was deemed satisfactory in uations, he said.

According to his complaint, that changed in September 2011, when he corroborated allegations of harassment by his work partner, Zackery Tyndall, who had filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment
 Opportunity Commission alleging harassment and discrimination.

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Attempted Mugging At WorWic Last Night

Last night a student who had recently moved back to the area was attempting to get into his car to leave after class when an African American male confronted him just after he sat down in his vehicle. 

The suspect pulled the victim out of his vehicle and struck him in the back with a metal bar. A fight broke out in which the student was able to take the bar away from the suspect and cracked him in the head with it. He wrestled the suspect to the ground and another student was able to call the Police.

We're told while this happened Security watched but did nothing.

The PUBLIC needs to be aware of just what is truly going on in our communities. I have been told by so many people that Salisbury News exposes too much negative information. I have been told that whenever you Google Salisbury or Wicomico County, Salisbury News comes up first and people see the negativity, AS IF THIS IS MY FAULT!

Even during my campaign for Mayor I had been asked numerous times to calm things down and we even lost advertisers because I refused to do so. The Chamber of Commerce was NOT at all thrilled with me as well because I have always felt, this is why I started Salisbury News. 

Without getting too long winded, 9 years ago we started reporting crime in Salisbury and everyone commented, where did all this crime come from. It was always there. The difference being, crime doesn't sell papers, (so to speak). The public was not aware that things were so bad that Salisbury had actually been rated the 4th most dangerous city in America, per capita. 

Because our viewers have been willing to pass on information you'll not normally see in press releases, Salisbury News has become the front runner throughout ALL of the local media. I love it when I see WBOC say, Delmarva's News Leader. That's a load of crap. WBOC would crap their pants if they had anywhere close to the local traffic Salisbury News receives on a daily basis. I don't even have to mention the Daily Times.

As this victim stated, let this message be a warning to this community, things are getting very bad. I'm sure there's a LOT more going on that never makes it to a press release.