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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kanhave one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vordskontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

These Are The Best Fruits For Preventing Diabetes

In a study published in the BMJ in July 2013, researchers from Harvard University found that eating whole fruits can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, but some are more effective than others at warding off the disease.

The report used data from three long-running health studies that included 151,209 women and 36,173 men, where participants sent back questionnaires about their lifestyle, diet, and health — specifically any diseases they'd developed — every few years for at least two decades.

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Despite Eight Calls, Police Are Unable To Nab Driver



Only on 9, a suspected drunk driver caught on tape... but never captured by police! It may not be as easy as you think to get a dangerous driver off the road.

It all unfolded when one of our colleagues tried to do the right thing.

"This person is dan-ger-ous!"

Those were the word of WUSA9 photographer Kurt Brooks, who spotted an erratic driver on his way home from work.

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Florida Pastor Arrested With Nearly 3,000 Kerosene-Soaked Korans

MULBERRY, FLA. – Law enforcement officers arrested a Florida pastor Wednesday as he drove to a park to light nearly 3,000 Korans on fire to protest the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 44, each on a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel as they travelled in a pickup truck towing a large barbecue-style grill filled with Korans soaked in kerosene.

Jones had said he was heading to a nearby park to burn 2,998 Korans -- one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sheriff's officials said Wednesday night that Jones was also charged with unlawful open-carry of a firearm, a misdemeanor, and that Sapp faces a charge of having no valid registration for the trailer.

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These 10 Everyday Activities Are Slowly Killing You

We all want to live longer, healthier lives but there are hidden dangers all around us. Here are just a few of the tons of things we do every day that can shorten your lifespan without you knowing it.

1. Sitting

Bad news for office workers. Even if you regularly exercise, long periods of inactivity are unhealthy. A study published in 2012 in the journal BMJ Open estimated that individuals who reduced excessive sitting to less than three hours a day could add two years to their life expectancy.

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Million Muslim March Attendees Confronted by Christian Protesters on National Mall

Attendees at a sparsely attended Million Muslim March were met with protests by a small group of Christians on the National Mall Wednesday.

U.S. Park Police are keeping the group of protesters back. Several are displaying signs with messages such as "Muhammad is a liar" and were yelling to the Muslim attendees, reported News4's Mark Segraves.

About 25 people -- including activist Cornel West -- were at the march as of 12:30 p.m., Segraves reported.
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REPORT: HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP PLAN PROCEDURAL TRICK TO AVOID OBAMACARE FUNDING FIGHT

Sources close to House conservative leaders have confirmed to Breitbart News that House GOP leadership is planning to cave and fund Obamacare’s implementation for at least the rest of 2013.

Text of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government for 60-75 days will be released on Tuesday, the conservative source said, before a House vote on Thursday. The move comes abruptly as conservatives are ramping up their final push on House leadership with a big Tea Party rally outside the Capitol on Tuesday calling for Obamacare’s defunding.

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Boston Airport Apologizes for Fire Drill on 9/11

Officials at Boston's Logan Airport are apologizing for holding a fire drill, complete with smoke and flames, on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The two hijacked jets that were flown into the World Trade Center towers that day had taken off from Logan.

Gov. Deval Patrick, who did not know in advance about the drill, calls the timing of it "dumb." But he adds that he retained confidence in the leadership of the Massachusetts Port Authority, the public agency that runs the airport.

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1 In 10 Kids Have A Liver Like An Alcoholic's

(Newser) – Huge numbers of American children have a liver disease that used to be seen mainly among adult alcoholics—and most of them don't know it, researchers warn.

Around 10% of children are now believed to have fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in some cases, the Wall Street Journalreports. Around 40% of obese children have the condition, but its prevalence is rising even as obesity rates level off; the number of normal-weight children with fatty livers has also surged over the last 20 years, studies show.

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MORE TALL SHIPS COMING TO OC? Special Events Head Pitches Concentrated Effort To Lure More To Resort In Future

OCEAN CITY – More tall ships and similar vessels will be sought to come to Ocean City in the future as a result of the significant success of the El Galeon.

At the conclusion of Tuesday afternoon’s Recreation and Park Commission meeting, Special Events Superintendent Frank Miller proposed to the commission the idea of Ocean City hosting other tall ships in the future and a concerted effort being made to lure them to town.

Last month Ocean City hosted El Galeon, which was berthed at the bayside boardwalk between 3rd and 4th streets. The tall ship is a replica of the 16th Century ships that Spanish explorers sailed on to discover much of the new world.

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Update On Lone Ranger & Tonto

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep.

Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?


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'The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars.'

What that tell you?' asked Tonto.

The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorological, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What's it telling you, Tonto?'

"You dumber than an Obama voter. It means someone stole the tent."

SPD Press Release 9-11-13


DSP S.O.A.R. Searching For Wanted Sex Offenders

Location: Sussex County

Date of Occurrence: September 11, 2013

Suspects and Charges:

Patrick M. Feddiman, 42, Millsboro, DE (Photo Attached, white/grey checkered shirt)
Black male, 5’11” tall, 196 lbs., black hair, and brown eyes (Tier 2, Medium Risk)
Failure to Register Address
Failure to Re-Register Address

Monty D. Hall, 38, Frankford, DE (Photo Attached, white t-shirt)
Black male, 5’10” tall, 190 lbs., black hair, and brown eyes (Tier 2, Medium Risk)
Failure to Re-Register Address (2 counts)

Daniel Young, 28, Lewes, DE (Photo Attached, red t-shirt)
Black male, 5’07” tall, 165 lbs., black hair, and brown eyes (Tier 1, Low Risk)
Failure to Register Address
Failure to Re-Register Address


Resume:
Sussex County, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for three sex offenders who failed to register their current address.

Investigators have obtained warrants on Patrick M. Feddiman, 42 of Millsboro, Monty D. Hall, 38 of Frankford, and Daniel Young, 28 of Lewes after they learned that the three failed to re-register their current address as required to do by law.

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is asking anyone who may know the location of any of the three to call 302-672-5306 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Taking A Shower May Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

Did you shower before work this morning? A study released earlier this week found that this simple act of good hygiene probably increased your chances of developing cancer later in life. The culprit is a sneaky carcinogen that has been found in nearly 100 personal care products sold by major national retailers, including a few that claim to be organic.

According to the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), 98 shampoos, soaps and other products sold by major national retailers tested positive for cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a chemically-modified form of coconut oil used as a thickener or foaming agent that was declared a known carcinogen by the state of California last year. In many cases, tested products contained more than 10,000 ppm cocamide DEA, and one shampoo tested at more than 200,000 ppm (20%) cocamide DEA.

Colgate, Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and many other national brands tested positive for the cancer-causing substance, including those marketed to children. CEH has since filed a California lawsuit against four companies guilty of using the chemical and sent legal notices to more than 100 other companies who are in violation of the law.

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TWO COLORADO STATE SENATORS WHO LED GUN CONTROL PUSH FIND OUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN FED-UP VOTERS TAKE A STAND

Colorado residents on Tuesday voted to recall both Democratic Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron over a number of gun control laws they helped pushed through the Legislature.

With 100 percent of the results in, 50.9 percent of Colorado residents voted to recall Morse in the historic election, the Denver Post reports. Morse delivered his concession speech late Tuesday night.

“We as the Democratic party will continue to fight,” Morse told supporters in Colorado Springs as he conceded the race.

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John Kerry Indignant With Syria Questioning

Benghazi 1 Year Later: Obama To Be Ousted?

NEW YORK – On the one-year anniversary of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, the authors of a new book are recommending impeachment hearings to get to the bottom of what happened at the fated U.S. special mission.

“You are about to be introduced to the real Benghazi scandal,” write authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott in their latest book, “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office”

“This is the Fast and Furious of the Middle East, the Iran-Contra of the Obama administration,” continue Klein and Elliott.

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Syrian Woman Blasts McCain At Town-Hall Meeting

Don’t Wash Your Chicken

That’s right—you’re not supposed to wash your chicken. According to USDA, rinsing raw poultry doesn’t kill off any bacteria but instead spreads it all over your sink, hands, and kitchen.

Now, a new anti-chicken-washing crusade is sweeping the Internet, thanks in part to Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a food safety researcher and associate professor at Drexel University. Her new video campaign called “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” shattered everything we thought we knew about poultry prep.

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Cancer Patient's Bills Soar Due To A Flaw In Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay up to $3,125, on top of premiums.
It sounds like one of those insurance horror stories President Barack Obama told to sell his health overhaul to Congress, but Veals wasn't in the clutches of a profit-driven company. Instead, she's covered by Obama's law — one of about 100,000 people with serious medical issues in a financially troubled government program.

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Controversial Speed Trap Under Investigation

Congressman Andy Harris Statement On Anniversary Of Sept. 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

“Today we pause and remember the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. We also honor the courage and sacrifice of the firefighters, police officers, first responders, and others who sacrificed themselves to help those in need. Twelve years have passed since that fateful day, but we will always remember and stay strong as a nation."

Two FBI Al-Qaeda Experts Recall Watching 9/11 From Yemen: 'We Knew We Could Have Stopped It'

MANHATTAN — Twelve years ago today, FBI agents Ali Soufan and Thomas Donlon were in Yemen hunting for the terrorists responsible for the deadly 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 Americans.
Their mission, which was ultimately successful, was interrupted by news of the worst attack on American soil — an attack they had feared and were risking their lives trying to prevent.

They felt angry and helpless watching the towers collapse on a small television in the American ambassador's quarters: Few people had listened to their warnings about Al Qaeda, and their former boss, John O'Neill, the ex-FBI National Security Chief, was among those missing in the WTC rubble.

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STUDENTS & FACULTY PROTEST GEORGE W. BUSH AWARD FOR FIGHTING AIDS IN AFRICA: ‘DIDN’T DO ANYTHING BUT LIE’

The University of Denver’s decision to honor former President George W. Bush for his work combating the spread of HIV in Africa prompted about 100 students and faculty to protest outside the dinner where Bush was being recognized.

Bush received the award from the university’s Josef Korbel School for international studies. More than 1,100 people attended the private fundraising dinner where Bush was present, the Associated Press reported.

Bush started the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which has spent billions to fight HIV, as well as cervical cancer, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa and continued under the Obama administration.

But protestors, such as Kathy Joy, 63, were angry about Bush leading the country into the war in Iraq and for enhanced interrogation of terrorism suspects.

“I don’t think Bush deserves this award because he didn’t do anything but lie to the people and lie to the country,” Joy said. “Even if he did send a couple of dollars of aid to Africa, he did a lot more harm killing innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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Va. Woman Sentenced For Social Security Theft

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- A Newport News woman who collected her late grandmother's Social Security benefits will spend six months in prison.

Forty-eight-year-old Yvette A. Disnew had pleaded guilty in May to theft of government monies. The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/1eyfzGi ) reports that Disnew was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court.

According to court documents, Disnew collected more than $152,000 from the Social Security Administration after her 87-year-old grandmother, Carrie Lee Mason, died in 1999. The scheme was discovered in 2012.


Gov. Rick Perry Takes On Maryland In New Ad Campaign

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is messin' with Maryland.

In commercials set to begin airing in the D.C. region this week, Perry targets businesses and families with a message of lower taxes.

"When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we've created more jobs than all the other states combined," Perry, a Republican, says in the commercial.

He describes the Lone Star State as a place with limited government, low taxes and a fair legal system.

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Delegate Questions AG On Gun Backlog

A Maryland delegate says he is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.

Delegate Kevin Kelly, an Allegany County Democrat, wrote Attorney General Douglas Gansler seeking details on a three-day "All Hands on Deck" effort that started Saturday to handle tens of thousands of applications filed ahead of the Firearm Safety Act's Oct. 1 effective date.

"As one of these applicants I find it offensive, reprehensible and hopefully illegal that (nonpolice) personnel have access to the private information of Law Abiding firearms purchasers," Kelly wrote.

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Ex-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Denies Trying To Avoid Sunshine Laws

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told Congress on Tuesday that she didn’t abuse her official email accounts, nor did she use her own private account to try to circumvent open-records laws.

Ms. Jackson, who used an email under the name “Richard Windsor” at EPA, said she was just following the practice of former administrators of both parties. And she said she tried to make sure that any business mail sent to her own private account was also forwarded to her official account, where it was subject to open-records laws.

“On one hand, there can certainly be honest and reasoned debate over my judgments, and on the other hand, there are some who want to theorize that there is a hidden agenda,” she told the House oversight committee in her prepared statement. “The principle reason I wanted to come here today is to make it perfectly clear that it was my practice to ensure that any official business conducted by me or through my email accounts was appropriately captured for record keeping purposes.”

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Meet Valerie Caproni: Civil Rights Violating FBI Lawyer To Be Promoted To Federal Judge

The situation below describes something that goes way beyond the usual revolving door that now represents the core characteristic of the crony capitalist, ponzi U.S. economy. No, the likely appointment of Valerie Caproni as a federal judge in one of the most important districts in America represents an even more sinister trend, a trend that is a core characteristic of all totalitarian regimes that have ever existed. What I am referring to is the fact that all deeply corrupt regimes with tyrannical tendencies will promote and embed the nastiest, most flawed characters possible into positions of power because they will do the dirty deeds most normal, decent people would never consider. Basically, you decide to promote those who have the most destructive track records possible to serve as your praetorian guard. It was this signal that demonstrated to me that Obama was a total fraud very early in his Presidency. It was clear the moment he promoted two of the most destructive human beings in the nation to powerful financial and economic positions, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers. Well now we can add a new one to the list: Valerie Caproni.

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Obama: Lowest Ratings Of Presidency

Flailing Obama slumps to lowest ratings of his presidency, as US voters see him as ‘a weak and indecisive leader’
On Tuesday night President Obama will deliver one of the most important political addresses of his presidency, trying to convince a war-weary American public to support his call for military intervention in Syria. Having casually drawn a red line in the sand on the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, Obama’s own credibility – not that of the United States – is on the line. But he faces an uphill struggle to win over public opinion, and is almost certainly heading for a heavy defeat on Capitol Hill, where opposition is mounting among Members of Congress.

The scale of the challenge for Mr. Obama is encapsulated in a new poll released by Fox News (conducted by both Democratic and Republican pollsters), which shows the president’s approval rating falling to 40 percent, the lowest level of support in his presidency (on par with December 2010). Obama’s disapproval stands at 54 percent, the highest negative rating he has received since taking office.

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MOZART REBORN ?

Astounding five year old! No music sheets needed. Seems to thoroughly enjoy playing these songs, and becomes fully absorbed in the flow of notes, as if he has heard/played these pieces 100's of times before! He certainly hasn't had the years to comprehend what he's doing, nor practice to be this good, so somehow his brain and finger dexterity have been pre-programmed,when, how, why is a complete mystery - such a gift!

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Perversion Of Justice

An Albuquerque, New Mexico dad who found a naked prowler peering into his young daughter's room will face charges after seriously beating the peeping tom.
Police say Emilio Chavez III found 29-year-old Dylan Maho naked and making noises near a little girl's window when he chose to exact vigilante justice and beat Maho so badly he was taken to the hospital.

While both men could be convicted of felonies, Chavez could potentially get a longer sentence for what he did to the intruder.

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Audit Finds State Tax Information Not Always Verified, Refund Checks Not Controlled, Sensitive Taxpayer Information Not Protected

The agency that collects most Maryland taxes had lax controls over granting tax credits and refund checks, and in one case issued a $101,000 refund that wasn’t due, state auditors found. The comptroller’s Revenue Administration Division also had computer programming errors and did not adequately protect sensitive taxpayer information, according to an audit report.

Four of the auditor’s findings were problems identified in previous audits.

Responding to the audit findings, Comptroller Peter Franchot said, “We will be able to realize significant improvements in our ability to process these credits in the future due to improvements in technology. The legacy tax processing system did not allow for electronic transmission of supporting documents and schedules,” resulting in a “very labor-intensive process.”

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Craig: O'Malley, Brown, Gansler Must Protect Gun Owner's Privacy

Candidate for Maryland Governor and Harford County Executive David R. Craig said using up to 200 front line employees at several state agencies to process record numbers of firearm purchase applications is the wrong approach that invites errors and security breaches.
Craig called on the Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General to develop a plan that protects sensitive information and uses sworn police officers to process a backlog of the forms required for background checks. The paperwork glut is an unanticipated consequence of some of the nation's most restrictive gun laws taking effect in Maryland next month. The additional agencies have no experience processing information on a specialized form that requires social security numbers among other sensitive information.
"Numerous state agencies with no experience in this will be tripping over themselves pretending to mop up the mess created by this ill-conceived legislation," said Craig. "Moreover, in a state with the most entrenched political monopoly in the nation, there is absolutely no incentive to do the job right, because their ultimate objective has already been accomplished which is to seek media attention and exploit tragedies."

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, Governor Martin O'Malley introduced and signed into law this year Senate Bill 281, which bans certain weapons for sale, limits magazine rounds and requires fingerprints among other restrictions. Fearing continued erosion of their second amendment rights, buyers rushed to purchase firearms. Weekly firearm purchase applications are now running over 2400 per week, a three-fold increase over that seen in recent years. The unprocessed backlog is nearly 40,000 according to the most recent Maryland State Police data. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler, both gubernatorial candidates, endorsed the legislation and support the use of inexperienced state government workers to process the paperwork.

"The people who are now entrusted with the sensitive task of processing background check information work at agencies that enable identity theft according to the state's own auditors. Even more troubling, one of these agencies encouraged criminal activity among prison inmates," said Craig, referring to the infamous case in which correction officers enabled a criminal gang to commandeer the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center. "The agency whose operational personnel are charged with abetting criminal activity is now privy to sensitive information on tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens."

Employees at the Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene,Transportation, Public Safety and Correctional Services, Human Resources and Juvenile Services will be assigned to the new gun processing application detail. O'Malley successfully sought a $4 million supplemental appropriation to process the paperwork avalanche.
"Marylanders have grown accustomed to the bungling of basic government functions in the O'Malley-Brown Administration," said Lt. Governor candidate and state delegate Jeannie Haddaway. "At the very least the attorney general, who claims to be in charge of consumer protection, should insist that basic security protocols are established."

A Lesson For The Busybodies

At the heart of the Left’s vision of the world is the implicit assumption that high-minded third parties like themselves can make better decisions for other people than those people can make for themselves.

That arbitrary and unsubstantiated assumption underlies a wide spectrum of laws and policies over the years, ranging from urban renewal to Obamacare.

One of the many international crusades by busybodies on the left is the drive to limit the work hours of people in other countries — especially poorer countries — in businesses operated by multinational corporations. One international monitoring group has taken on the task of making sure that people in China do not work more than the legally prescribed 49 hours per week.

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Obama’s Farce

To support the president’s enforcement of his red line in Syria requires suspensions of disbelief. Here are several.

I wish it were not true, but there is scant evidence that the world, led by the U.S., went to war in the past over the use of weapons of mass destruction — whether by Gamel Nasser in Yemen or by Saddam Hussein against the Kurds and the Iranians. Understandably, the current West’s reaction, including Obama’s, to possible Syrian WMD use is calibrated mostly on the dangers of intervention, not the use of WMD per se. Thus Obama is now focusing on Syria in a way he is not, at least overtly, on Iran, the far greater WMD threat, because he believes the former could be handled with two days’ worth of Tomahawks and the latter could not. That would be understandable pragmatism if it were not dressed up in the current humanitarian bluster about red lines and the “international community.”

Obama, I think, is inadvertently doing the terrible arithmetic that the last 1,000 Syrians killed by the Assad regime pose a humanitarian crisis that demands his intervention in a way that the first 99,000 did not — on the theory that WMD represent an existential threat. (In fact, from the trenches of World War I to Hiroshima, WMD have never killed more than contemporary horrific conventional weaponry has.) So far Obama has not made that case. We can only wonder whether the forgotten hundreds of thousands butchered from Rwanda to Darfur — without so much as one Tomahawk or Hellfire launched on their behalf — might have been saved had only their killers begun their devilry with sarin gas.

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The Surprisingly Simple Mix Of Qualities That Make People Influential

How does Oprah Winfrey captivate millions? What’s the secret behind Bill Clinton’s infectious charisma or Richard Branson’s powerful charm?
According to one new book, “Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential” by John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, the art and science of influencing people comes down to a surprisingly simple combination: seeming at once strong and warm.

“When you meet someone, they’re sizing you up on two fundamental qualities: strength and warmth,” says Kohut, a founding partner of Washington, D.C.-based KNP Communications, which specializes in preparing public figures for speaking events. “Strength measures how much people can affect the world, and warmth shows how much people are concerned about our interests.”

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Bus Rider’s Face Smashed In During ‘Hate Attack’

An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said.

In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said.

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BEST Of OBAMA VOTERS

MARYLAND DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO HOST ANNUAL GALA

Governor O’Malley as Keynote Speaker, Congressman Joaquin Castro as Guest Speaker

ANNAPOLIS, MD
– Thursday, September 12, The Maryland Democratic Party will host its annual fundraising event,Gala 2013: Forward Together. Over 700 Maryland Democrats are expected to attend the event. Speakers include Governor Martin O’Malley; Democratic rising star, Congressman Joaquin Castro; and other Democratic elected officials.

WHEN: 6pm, Thursday, September 12, 2013

WHERE: Martins Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Listening To Music Is Good For The Heart

Listening to music has long been seen as a remedy for heartbreak.
Now a study has found that in fact music can strengthen the heart - and improve the recovery of patients suffering from heart disease.
Cardiologists said the findings suggested that all people could boost the health of their hearts simply by listening to their favourite tunes.
Patients with cardiac disease were divided into three groups. Some were enrolled in exercise classes for three weeks.

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How Has This Not Led To Outright Revolution Yet?

“Ladies and gentlemen. For the safety and security of all passengers, please remove your shoes as you enter the security checkpoint…”

How many times have we heard that?

Anyone who has traveled in, out, or through the Land of the Free, or airports just about anywhere in the world over the last few years, has heard this tired refrain over and over again: ‘Safety and security.’

These days, you could put ‘safety and security’ in front of just about anything and get people to readily comply.

“Ladies and gentlemen, for the safety and security of all passengers, please stand on your head and clap with your feet…”

Well, OK. After all, who is against ‘safety and security’? Only criminal terrorists, apparently.

This is now the easiest way for governments to exact their agendas... whether it’s invading new countries, monitoring all Internet activity worldwide, or bailing out the big banks at taxpayer expense.

Apparently the citizenry has become so scared that we collectively lay down and let governments walk all over us.

This NSA debacle, which is only getting worse and worse, shows beyond all doubt how brazen and unabashed their tactics will be.

They’ve been caught red-handed spying on the entire world. And not a single utterance of remorse or reform.

Instead, it’s been ‘talk to the hand’, and they’ve closed ranks around the spy agency which has stepped up its efforts even more.

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SFD Calls For Service 9-10-13

  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 23:18:01 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 20:08:09 Nature: Citizen Assist Address: 700 S Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 20:00:01Nature: Pi Accident Address: E Salisbury Pkwy and truitt St Salisbury, MD 21802
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 18:56:30 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 16:51:41 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 16:43:50 Nature: Flood With Electrical Hazards Address: 711 College Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 16:40:55 Nature: Transformer Fire Address: 410 Harden Ct Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 15:54:37 Nature: Hemorrhaging City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 15:18:50 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 13:55:15 Nature: Injury City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 12:44:23 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 07:56:30 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 03:53:36 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 03:10:10 Nature: Maternity Patient City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 02:35:02 Nature: Back Pain City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 00:30:39 Nature: Unconscious Subject City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday September, 10 2013 @ 00:02:55 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury

From One Of Bal’mer’s Own

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

----H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Terror And The NYPD

On Wednesday, we’ll hold solemn remembrances at Ground Zero and across the country in honor of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11. Twelve years later, the terrorist attacks’ effect is still being felt in countless ways, among them the extraordinary measures taken every day by the NYPD to protect our city.

In two months we’ll hold a general election to determine the next mayor. Arguably, any mayor’s most important responsibility is to protect the city from another terrorist attack. But where do the candidates stand on these issues? Surprisingly, we haven’t heard much.

The threat of terrorism is as great, if not greater, today than it was before the World Trade Center was destroyed. Yet I can tell you that none of the candidates has requested a briefing from the Police Department on this topic.

Don’t think for a second that al Qaeda and those who share its ideology have forgotten about New York. Images of the World Trade Center and scenes of the city are regularly displayed on jihadist Web sites and al Qaeda publications.

In just the past 10 months there have been several plots with a nexus to New York City:

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Have You Forgotten

A 9-11 Story You Haven't Heard Before

Elaine Duch & Paul Adams

12 years ago today my friend Paul Adams, (upper right) was working as an EMT in Manhattan, New York City.

The woman you see with the bandages on her face was the most seriously burned victim that had survived that horrific day.

Paul is now retired from the Fire Department and actually lives right here in Salisbury. Remember his face. The next time you see him, shake his hand, give him a hug and thank him for his heroic service.

I watched a video of what Paul had done that day and quite frankly it was amazing. I'll never forget the news station taking video of Paul pulling up to a local Hospital with a complete load of survivors in his Ambulance, Elaine was one of them. While the victims were climbing out of the Ambulance the cameraman turned towards the Twin Towers and then all of a sudden the building collapsed.

At that time Paul jumped back into the Ambulance and raced back down the street to the Twin Towers to help rescue even more people. He made several trips that day saving as many lives as possible. 

Elaine had a very special visitor for almost a year straight. Every Sunday Paul would go to the Hospital to visit her and watch her recovery process. When a Reporter asked Paul why he committed himself to keep coming back he simply said, we've both been through a lot and its kind of a therapy for me. 

Paul, well, he's a bit of a hamster but I sure am honored to call him my friend. Thank You Paul. So you know, Paul is from Scotland and came here as a child to become an American. They, (Americans) get no better than Mr. Paul Adams. We're lucky to have you.


Paul Adams Revisits Station 7

My Truck 154 that we pulled 24 people out of, including Elaine Duch, man I miss that truck and FDNY. RIP Paramedic Carlos Lillo .Died on 9/11 FDNY - EMS Station 7 Visit - 2/8/12 by FdNy8231 FDNY - Onscene - 2/8/12 - READ Further For More Info .. View In "HD" FDNY - EMS - Station 7 23rd. St. between 10 & 11 Ave's Ambulances 154 & 235 - Ready To Respond ... :)

WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING

THE WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT THE OCEAN PINES COMMUNITY CENTER. SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE HENRY GRAEBE, GRASSROOTS MANAGER FOR FREEDOMWORKS.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. All interested citizens are invited to attend. The Worcester County Tea Party is a grassroots organization, not affiliated with any political party, which is committed to promoting fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and restoring Constitutional limits to the government. For more information, call 443-614-7214; email WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, visit www.WorcesterCountyTeaParty.com