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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Troopers on Scene of Bus Crash in Bear

Troopers on Scene of Bus Crash in Bear

October 10, 2013 at 10:59pm

DSP News Release: Troopers on Scene of Bus Crash in Bear

Location: Summit Bridge Road (St. Rt. 896) at Howell School Road, Bear, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 10:01 p.m.
Bear- Troopers are on scene of a crash involving an overturned bus and tractor trailer at the intersection of Summit Bridge Road and Howell School Road. There were approximately forty passengers, age 18-22, on the bus when the crash occurred.

Multiple injured persons have been transported from the scene. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.  Motorists should expect road closures in the area of the crash.

More information will be released when available.

School Bus, Tractor Trailer Involved In Accident In Bear

BEAR, Del. - October 10, 2013 (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police are investigating an accident involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer in New Castle County.

Police confirm several people have been injured.


Boy, 17, Suspected In Killing 71-Year-Old Great Grandmother

A 17-year-old boy sent to live with his great-grandmother is accused of killing her Friday with help from his cousin.

Joda Cain was sent to live with Jacqueline Bell in an effort to escape problems he’d been having at home, instead he killed her with help from his cousin Micus Ward, 19, and stole her Lexus, officials charged.

The two murder suspects took cops on a high speed chase at speeds as high as 135MPH before they were apprehended. Cops pulling them over were initially unaware of the murder, only finding out after calling in the stolen car.


Boehner Slams ObamaCare After Other GOP Leaders Sidestep it

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday criticized the first week of ObamaCare as a system that threatens to fine people for failing to buy health insurance on websites that don't work.

“How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn't work?” he asked on the House floor.


Fight Over Stretch Of Cape Henry Beach Heads To Court

In the close-knit community of Lynnhaven Dunes, the condominium's gemstone is a roughly 300-foot strip of beach along the Chesapeake Bay. The sliver of sand is a place where the condos' residents take morning strolls, gather for wine on summer evenings and play with their dogs.

Their small chunk of Cape Henry Beach, which stretches from First Landing State Park to the Lesner Bridge, is their backyard, said the condo association's president, Stan Clark.

But the condominium no longer owns the shoreline abutting its property after the city condemned portions of Cape Henry Beach in 2009 to place sand dredged from Lynnhaven Inlet there.

Now they're going to court to see how much the rights to that land are worth.


The Park Police

“We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around.”
—Ronald Reagan

The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate​—​this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.

Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began. People first noticed what the NPS was up to when the World War II Memorial on the National Mall was “closed.” Just to be clear, the memorial is an open plaza. There is nothing to operate. Sometimes there might be a ranger standing around. But he’s not collecting tickets or opening gates. Putting up barricades and posting guards to “close” the World War II Memorial takes more resources and manpower than “keeping it open.”

The closure of the World War II Memorial was just the start of the Park Service’s partisan assault on the citizenry. There’s a cute little historic site just outside of the capital in McLean, Virginia, called the Claude Moore Colonial Farm. They do historical reenactments, and once upon a time the National Park Service helped run the place. But in 1980, the NPS cut the farm out of its budget. A group of private citizens set up an endowment to take care of the farm’s expenses. Ever since, the site has operated independently through a combination of private donations and volunteer workers.

The Park Service told Claude Moore Colonial Farm to shut down.


Girl Raped After Judge Sends Her To Sex Offender's Home

Charges are being considered against a Texas judge who sent a minor back into the home of a guardian who was living with a sex offender who later murdered the guardian and raped the juvenile, according to a lawsuit.

Also, three Texas teachers were indicted for failing to tell authorities about the student’s report of threats from the sex offender, the suit notes.

The consequences of the judge’s decision and the actions by the teachers were severe: The student was tied up and raped by the sex offender, who also murdered her guardian in front of the student, according to the lawsuit in Caldwell, Texas.
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Emails Add Evidence McAuliffe Pressed US Officials To Help Troubled Company

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's effort to press top federal officials on behalf of his troubled electric car company was wider and deeper than previously revealed, emails obtained by show.

The emails -- among McAuliffe and top-level Department of Homeland Security officials -- include dire warnings that GreenTech Automotive's Mississippi plant would shut down within hours if officials failed to approve foreign investors' visa applications.


SHOCK VIDEO: College Students Blame Obama, Dems For Shutdown

  • University of Colorado - Boulder is a liberal stronghold
  • 'Obamacare is stupid,' said one student
  • Blame for Dems was nearly unanimous among students surveyed
Students at the University of Colorado - Boulder (CU), a dependably liberal college town, blamed President Obama and Democrats on Tuesday for the ongoing government shutdown, which is now in its second week.  

Liberals Tell Obama To Bring The Pain

President Obama’s political base is getting worried as pressure builds on him to abandon his “no negotiations” stance over the partial federal shutdown and looming debt-limit breach. The Pentagondecision to suspend death benefits for families of troops killed in Afghanistan is prompting outrage over the Obama administration’s handling of the partial shutdown. Republicans continue to pass legislation that would restore full funding for essential programs, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues his blockade and the president has promised vetoes of several mini-spending bills. Obama told reporters Tuesday that he would not allow emergency funding because he wanted to keep the “political heat” on Republicans. But Americans are unlikely to tolerate such gamesmanship where war widows are involved.


Obama Now Uses Bush Law He Wanted To Repeal

Senior al-Qaida leader Abu Anas al-Libi was captured by U.S. Special Forces earlier this week under the authorization of a Bush-era military law that President Obama recently criticized and vowed to appeal.

Amid Libyan concerns about the raid, Secretary of State John Kerry justified al-Libi’s abduction in Tripoli as a fair use of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF.

Kerry stated al-Libi’s capture was a “legal and and appropriate target for the U.S. military under the Authorization of the Use of Military Force passed in September 2001.”
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Sharpton Can't Admit Tawana Brawley Hoax

Rev. Al Sharpton would not admit the Tawana Brawley rape case he drove to national prominence was a hoax on Morning Joe Tuesday, saying he had no regrets getting involved and would respond the same way if a woman today made similar claims.

Brawley claimed she was kidnapped and gang-raped by white men, including a police officer and local prosecutor, in 1987. The story became a national sensation and was a career-maker for Sharpton, who was largely unknown at the time.

But after a long investigation revealed Brawley’s claims to be false, it was dropped. Brawley finally began making defamation payments in August for her false accusations in the case, but Sharpton would still admit no fault Tuesday for his controversial involvement.


Maryland Man Killed In Accomack County Wreck

One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident this morning in Accomack County.

A flatbed tractor-trailer was traveling south on Route 13 when it ran off the right side of the road at about 10:30 a.m. and continued for about 900 feet before hitting a ditch, causing the tractor-trailer to overturn, according to a release from the Virginia State Police.

Ernest J. Gibbons Jr., the driver, was “partially ejected” from the tractor trailer. Gibbons, a 74-year-old resident of Fruitland, Md., died at the scene. No one else was in the vehicle.


Michelle Obama Cancels Swank Fundraising Soirees Amid Shutdown

First lady Michelle Obama will have to reschedule a planned fundraising swing through the West Coast, the latest casualty in a string of government shutdown repercussions.

Mrs. Obama was supposed to be in Los Angeles on Friday and then in San Francisco by Sunday. But a Democratic operative said the trips have been called off, The Hill reported. Part of the San Francisco trip would have put Mrs. Obama at a joint Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.


Ocean City Fire Department On Scene Of Active Fire

The Ocean City Fire Department is actively fighting a fire on 128th Street, ocean side building fire. 

Homeland Security Advisor Admits Radical Islamic Ties

Nothing good can ever come from having the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.

But so it goes with Mohamed Elibiary, the self-described Muslim Brotherhood supporter recently promoted to a senior advisory position within the Department of Homeland Security.

The Washington-based, national security think tank, Center for Security Policy, published a disturbing 33-page report based on a series of interviews with Elibiary about his admitted ties to a man who raised funds for Hamas and “other radical Islamist causes,” all while serving and advising the Obama administration.


Ride For The Constitution Driver Instructions

Truckers Ride For The Constitution UPDATE

Retraction from Paul Joseph Watson is as follows: 10/10/13

Demonstrators under the banner of Truckers Ride for the Constitution will arrive in DC tomorrow morning to snarl traffic as part of “a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government.” 10,000 truckers are expected to continually circle the Beltway for three days, taking up two lanes and keeping a third clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.

The group said speculation that the National Guard would block the Beltway was inaccurate, stating, “The Virginia State Police are working closely with our organization and have assured us that no such orders to the National Guard exist.”

BREAKING NEWS: Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies

Scott Carpenter, the fourth U.S. astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at a Denver hospice. Carpenter’s wife, Patty, confirmed his death to Fox News. Carpenter, 88, reportedly had recently suffered a stroke.


 Congressional Paychecks During Shutdown
Members of Congress are still being paid during the government shutdown. Some have decided to donate their pay to charities or keep their paychecks. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Towson) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Kensington) were unavailable for comment.

Keeping paycheck
Steny Hoyer

Representative (D, Mitchellville)
Hoyer is keeping his paycheck during the shutdown. He also co-sponsored a bill to provide retroactive pay for all federal workers, furloughed and non-furloughed.

"Congressman Hoyer will continue working to end the government shutdown to ensure federal employees can return to work as soon as possible," said spokesperson Mariel Saez.
Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
Donna Edwards
Donating paycheck
Andrew Harris
John Delaney
Declining paycheck
Dutch Ruppersberger



According to Linn’s Stamp News, the US Postal Service has now been forced to destroy the entire run of stamps based on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

That’s because three of the stamps showed children doing unsafe activities: one showed a child jumping cannonball-style into water; a second showed a child skateboarding without kneepads; a third showed a child doing a headstand without a helmet.

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition had not approved the stamps, but were only made aware of the problem after Nagisa Manabe, USPS marketing chief, asked Michelle Obama to take part in the ceremony inaugurating the initiative.


Amazing Civil War Photographs

Two professional colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination with the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era.
British colorist Jordan Lloyd, 27, met fellow colorist Mads Madsen, 19, from Denmark when he started posting on Madsen's subreddit 'Colorized History'.


Feds Order National Guard to Close I-495 to Derail Trucker Protest

A conservative group claims it has spoken to sources within the Department of Transportation who admitted plans by the feds to order armed National Guard troops to close Washington DC’s Interstate Route 495 tomorrow in order to derail a mass protest and potential blockade being organized by a group called Truckers Ride for the Constitution. 

The sensational claim is posted on the Freedom Leadership Conference website, as well as prominent conservative blog The annual Freedom Leadership Conference has previously been sponsored by the likes of Judicial Watch and Human Events. 

According to Glenn Ryt, the plan to close the route that circles the nation’s capital will be implemented on Friday morning with the aid of armed National Guard troops from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia who will use trucks, jeeps and armored vehicles to block traffic entering the Beltway. 


PUBLISHERS NOTES: Another source says this story has been debunked. Virginia State Police have stated they are violating no laws. We're told this information is being put out there to derail and deter drivers to come out and participate. 


WASHINGTON – ‘The time is now,’ according to Maryland and national advocates for immigration reform.

Almost 20,000 people chanted this phrase during Camino Americano, a rally, concert and march on the National Mall on Tuesday to pressure Congress into passing immigration reform that would lead to citizenship for all immigrants, according to advocates.

To compliment comprehensive federal reform, immigrant advocacy groups in Maryland are considering putting forward legislation that would make it illegal for local law enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation by federal authorities unless they have committed a serious crime.



Glenn Beck on Tuesday theorized as to why men like Karl Rove and the “old guard” of the Republican Party seem so bent on destroying the careers of the younger Republican senators who don’t fall in line.

“There’s nothing that makes a billionaire more angry than somebody saying, ‘Listen, I’ve got the answer. I’m going to solve all of this. All you have to do is give me, you know, $10 million and I’ll solve it,’ and then he doesn’t solve it,” Beck began. “[Rove] made all of these millionaires and billionaires pissed at him…So Karl Rove has got to take out anybody else who has a competing vision. He’s got to take out FreedomWorks. He’s got to blame it on them.”

“‘You know who caused this problem? It’s FreedomWorks,’” Beck said, acting as Rove. “‘You know who caused this problem? The Senate conservatives.’”


Due To The Government Shut Down...

Mt. Rushmore can now be viewed only from the Canadian side.

‘Shameful’: Local DC Officials Lose Cool With Dem Leaders Over Partial Shutdown

Democratic leaders who run the District of Columbia are rapidly losing patience with their Democratic colleagues in Congress and the White House, lashing out at them over the partial government shutdown and questioning their overall strategy.

The District already is dealing with lost tourism revenue, as some would-be visitors change vacation plans, knowing that D.C.'s top attractions like the Smithsonian museums are closed. But unlike other cities, Washington, D.C., also is not allowed to spend locally raised funds during the partial shutdown -- due to its unique status as federal district. City leaders have campaigned to have that restriction lifted, but so far only the Republican-led House has voted to allow it.

The impasse has D.C. Democrats suddenly on the side of Republicans, and publicly challenging Democrats.


Gov. Actuaries Say ObamaCare Will Increase Health Care Spending By $621 Billion Over Next 10 Years

President Obama has made many promises about his signature health care plan, but one of the simplest was an assurance that it would lower national health care spending and save every family thousands of dollars.

For example, in May 2009 he hailed "comprehensive health care reform -- so that we can do what I pledged to do as a candidate and save a typical family an average of $2,500 on their health care costs in the coming years."

But now government actuaries have reached a different conclusion, finding that ObamaCare will actually increase health care spending by $621 billion over the next 10 years.


Deer's Head Hospital Fall Bazaar Today

I was hoping you could mention that Deer's Head Hospital is holding it's Fall Bazaar today from 8am to 5pm in the second floor auditorium.
There will be vendors selling crafts and baked goods. Phat Boyz Catering truck will be onsite starting at 10AM. They will be serving Crab Cakes, Soft Crab Poboy, Cheese Steak Subs, Burgers, Hot Dogs and much more.

US Cutting Hundreds Of Millions In Aid To Egypt

The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.

The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it was expected to be military aid. A U.S. official said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of about $500 million.

The official provided the information only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment by name.


Answer To Today's Riddle

The ball costs 5 cents. One dollar more than 5cents is $1.05. The sum of which is $1.10.

Wicomico Public Library Hosts Puppet Workshop

WHAT: Puppet workshop
WHO:  Those interested in seeing and creating puppets.  Open to all ages however children must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 10 am – 12 pm

WHERE: Wicomico Public Library, Downtown Library

SALISBURY, MD – October 26, 2013 – On Saturday, October 26, from 10 am – 12 noon, Wicomico Public Library will host a puppetry workshop at the Downtown Library. The Salisbury University Theatre Department will display and demonstrate puppets used in past productions, show how they are made, and assist participants in creating their own.   Used in theater and art throughout history, puppets are created in a wondrous array of styles and from a variety of materials.  The program is free and open to the public.  Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.   

The program is the first in the “Makers @ Your Library” series, made possible in part by a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.   Additional programs in the series include workshops on creating holiday herbal teas and Baltimore screen painting.  

Wicomico Public Library welcomes “Makers” – artists, crafters, hackers, inventors, and geeks of all descriptions who want to develop a culture of creation and invention -- to use the Library as a place to explore, expand, and share their skills and talents.  The Library has traditionally provided books and instructional materials to support maker activities and now is pleased to be able to offer a variety of craft programs for children, teens, and adults.  Future programs will feature cooking, fiber arts, robotics, and computer skills.  

Check the online calendar ( for program details, and contact the Library at with suggestions for new programs.   Wicomico Public Library is place where people can come together to share resources, knowledge and ideas.   We are actively seeking input on ways to enhance and celebrate local efforts. 

Wicomico Public Library has locations in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, a computer access station in Bivalve, and the Library Bookmobile.  Wicomico Public Library offers free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online virtual library with eBooks, eMagazines, Databases and online streaming movies as well as materials for loan including popular books, music and DVD’s.  Visit us online at  You Belong @ Wicomico Public Library!

I Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists?

I will not comply with Obamacare.

There. I said it.

I am unequivocally not going to be complying with Obamacare.

I also won’t be purchasing health insurance at 4 times the regular price, nor will I participate in the government-funded “exchange” for “affordable” healthcare.

Now, first, let me be clear – this isn’t because I’d be paying $20,000 per year for the crappiest coverage. In reality, Obamacare and the subsidies my family is eligible for would make the cost incredibly reasonable – but that is not the point.


Deaths From Prescription Drugs Now Exceed Those Related To Cocaine And Heroin Combined

A report released yesterday by the non-profit organization Trust for America’s Health has revealed some startling data on prescription drug abuse in these United States. The results are pretty damning to the prescription drug industry. Specifically, it found the majority of total drug related deaths in the U.S. come from prescription drugs, and they now account for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

According to the report, prescription drug abuse has quickly become a top public health concern, as the number of drug overdose deaths - a majority of which are from prescription drugs – doubled in 29 states since 1999. The rates quadrupled in four of these states and tripled in 10 more of these states.

Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined, and drug overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle-related deaths in 29 states and Washington, D.C. Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs costs the country an estimated $53.4 billion a year in lost productivity, medical costs and criminal justice costs, and currently only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment.


Citizens Are The Soylent Green Of Today's Politics

Neither American political party is worth supporting. Each has interests inconsistent with those of the American public. The claimed political differences are mostly cosmetic, designed for marketing advantage. Both parties act in their self interest which does not coincide with that of the citizens or the well-being of the country.

Each party behaves like a self-serving criminal gang. The quaint concept of serving the public exists no longer. Routinely they exempt themselves from the rules and laws they impose on the rest of the country. Their policies enrich the political class while the rest of the country becomes poorer.

Mark Twain described Congress as our ”distinctly native American criminal class.” Albert J. Nock went further, generalizing Twain’s somewhat parochial observation:

Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class

Lest the reader think these two individuals confused or biased, a more complete collection of quotes on government is available here: Do Only Dumb People Believe in Government?


US Citizen Chris Cox Mows Lawns At Lincoln Memorial

Western Md. Group Wants 5 Counties To Secede

NEW WINDSOR, Md. - Maryland's five western counties have had enough.

Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties are ready to sever ties with the Free State and start their own, according to Scott Strzelczyk, a 49- year-old information technology consultant and self-proclaimed leader of the Western Maryland Initiative.

"I think our differences are irreconcilable and ultimately we want an amicable divorce," said Strzelczyk.

Strzelczyk, a resident of the rural town of New Windsor in Carroll County, said three things prompted him to create the group: gerrymandering of Western Maryland's congressional district; tax increases; and recent legislation limiting firearm sales in the state.


Members Of Congress Seen Partying, Drinking On Capitol Hill All Week During Shutdown

Bartenders close to the capitol have told local reporters that members of Congress are keeping themselves busy during the government shutdown by partying and drinking, and generally having a great big knees up.

“I don’t think the public would be happy to know that they are actually enjoying this time.” one bartender at Hawk and Dove bar on Pennsylvania Avenue told WUSA9 News.

The barman added that members of Congress have been “cutting loose” all week, and started off with a party on the first night of the shutdown.

“There was a private party upstairs with a few Congress people and senators here that night.” the bartender stated.


David Craig On Maryland's Dismal Tax Foundation Ranking

Harford County Executive and Maryland candidate for Governor David R. Craig released the following statement today on the campaign's facebook page regarding the Tax Foundation's just-released business climate tax comparison.
"Maryland Ranks 41st on the 2014 Business Tax Climate Index. Maryland was ranked 22nd in 2006. We can do better."
The Tax Foundation's report comes on the heels of the Craig campaign raising concerns last week about Lt. Governor Anthony Brown skipping a manufacturing event in Towson. 
All of the major candidates for governor attended the October 4th forum and their positions on the jobs and economy, except for Brown, are available here:
"Anthony Brown should have attended this event," said Craig. "Voters do not know where he stands on growing jobs in the important manufacturing sector, and Maryland's business climate continues to stagnate under the O-Malley-Brown Administration's 40 tax, fee and toll increases that remove $3.1 billion out of the economy each year." 
The Regional Manufacturing Institute forum focused on a national study in which Maryland earned a "D" letter grade in the manufacturing sector compared to the other 49 states.


While our president still enjoys his essential employees and locations: the White House chefs, Camp David, and a military golf course, there doesn't seem to be any question that in mercenary pursuit of a political win, this White House is determined to unreasonably punish as many everyday people as possible. And this includes children sick with cancer. That might sound like hyperbole, but it is not.

Although Barack Obama's chefs have been deemed "essential," employees at the National Institutes of Health who offer last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer have not. Worse still, House Republicans have offered to compromise with the president and single the NIH out for funding. The White House has threatened a veto.



A 26-year-old university graduate penned an open letter this week expressing her deep displeasure with President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, saying it has “raped” her future — and now the letter is going viral.

Ashley Dionne, a recent college graduate, posted the letter detailing her experience with Obamacare on conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s Facebook page Monday. She said she received her bachelor’s degree in 2009 and went back to school for a second degree, but hasn’t been able to get more than 32 hours of work a week.


Citizen Lawn Mower At Lincoln Memorial: Shutdown Or Not, Areas Shouldn’t Be Neglected

Chris Cox says he bought the leaf blower at Home Depot for $200. He got the used lawn mower at a thrift store for 100 bucks. The heavy metal handcart with the squeaky wheels is his.

Cox, 45, a chain-saw sculptor from Mount Pleasant, S.C., grabbed the attention ofshutdown-weary Washington on Wednesday when he showed up with all his gear and was reportedly spotted mowing the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial.

He said the police chased him away, but it was too late. He said he had already been tidying up around the memorial and the Reflecting Pool for the past few days, because nobody else is. 


White House, IRS Exchanged Confidential Taxpayer Info

Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and provided to The Daily Caller.

Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an email alongside White House officials that contained confidential information.


Want To Pay Less For Insurance?

Increasingly worthless Federal Funny Money – and increasingly hard-to-find decent-paying jobs – have put an economic choke-hold on millions of Americans, compelling them to cut back on everything that’s not absolutely essential.

Too bad they can’t cut back on insurance – which for most of them is as far from essential as Federal Reserve notes are from sound money.

Insurance is a terrible deal for most people. A financial sink-hole that grows wider and consumes more with each passing day (and each newly “adjusted” premium).

No doubt this is why it has been made mandatory.

First car – now health.


WCSO Most Wanted

Dasia Antwanisha Banks
• Black Female, 5’05” 120 lbs
• DOB 09/11/1988 25 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Banks’ last known address was Seaford DE
• Banks is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in August 2012 for Violation of Probation on the charge of Robbery 
• There is no preset bond, she must be brought before the court 
• Banks should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and has a history of DRUG ABUSE
• We will extradite Banks from all states East of the Mississippi

Dwight Arvine Nichols Jr.
• Black Male, 5’09” 154 lbs
• DOB 10/12/1980 32 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Nichols’ last known address was Salisbury MD
• Nichols is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court Indictment issued in February 2012 on the charges of Child Abuse 2nd degree – 4 counts, and Assault 2nd – 2 counts
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court 

Melody Rae Lord
• White Female, 5’04” 125 lbs
• DOB 02/22/1973 40 years of age
• Blonde hair, blue eyes
• Lord’s last known address was Hebron MD
• Lord is also known as Melody Rae Eastridge
• Lord is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on three District Court Bench Warrants issued for Failure to Appear in July, August and September 2013 on charges of Theft $1000-$10,000, Theft less $1000, and Burglary 4th degree
• The total preset bond is $32,500
• Lord has a history of DRUG ABUSE

Clinton Lee Kelley
• White Male 6’00” 139 lbs
• DOB 08/29/1977 36 years of age
• Blonde hair, Brown eyes
• Kelley’s last known address was Hurlock or Crownsville MD
• Kelley is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Violation of Probation in August 2012 on the charges of Assault 2nd and Dangerous Weapon Carry with Intent
• And on two District Court Bench Warrants issued for Violation of Probation in August 2012 both for Assault, Motor Vehicle Unlawful taking, Theft $1000 to $10000, and MDOP over $500
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court 
• Kelley should be considered ARMED and may RESIST ARREST

Marcio Fernandes De Carvalho
• Hispanic Male 5’08” 160 lbs
• DOB 11/09/1973 39 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Carvalho’s last known address was Fruitland MD
• Carvalho is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in August 2010 for an Initial Appearance on the charge of Assault 1st
• And on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in September 2010 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of Assault 2nd and Failure to obey Lawful Order
• The total preset bond is $35,000
• Carvalho should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION

Poll: Democrats Lose LeadIin Congressional Generic Ballot

In another edition of the polls the media won't cover, between September 29 and October 6, Democrats have lost a four point lead in Rasmussen's generic ballot that asks voters if they would vote for a Democrat or Republican in the upcoming midterm elections. That poll is now tied at 40% - 40%. At the end of last month, Democrats led 42% - 38%.

The media continue to run headlines that read, "Poll Shows GOP Taking Share of Shutdown Blame," which is true. Most polls show Republicans are at a single-digit deficit when compared to Democrats (still, a vast improvement over the 2-to-1 deficit the GOP faced in '95). But all that matters is what happens on Election Day.


A Riddle For Today

A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Answer at 1:15pm

Yes, Feds Can Take Your Deposits

Global trend sparked by Cyprus' confiscation of accounts balances

NEW YORK – Can the federal government confiscate all the deposits in an American citizen’s FDIC-insured bank account?

The answer is “Yes.”


Administration: Penalties For Obamacare Kick In On Valentine's Day

You'll have to get coverage by Valentine's Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday.

That's about six weeks earlier than a Mar. 31 deadline often cited previously.

The explanation: health insurance coverage typically starts on the first day of a given month, and it takes up to 15 days to process applications.

You still have to be covered by Mar. 31 to avoid the new penalties for remaining uninsured. But to successfully accomplish that you have to send in your application by the middle of February. Coverage would then start on Mar. 1.

The Jackson Hewitt tax preparation company first pointed out the wrinkle with the health care law's least popular requirement.

An administration official confirmed it. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.


I-Team: Caramadre Client List

CRANSTON, R.I. - Terence McAuliffe, the former chairman of the national Democratic Party and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate, was one of hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.

McAuliffe and others became owners of the investment instruments through Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre. Caramadre pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of terminally ill patients and using that information to falsely apply for annuities and bonds with death puts.

Prosecutors said Caramadre cost insurance companies between $37 million and $48 million from the scheme.


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Oklahoma Suit May End Obamacare

Political pundit Dick Morris believes that a suit brought by Oklahoma against Obamacare could be what ultimately knocks down the president's healthcare law.

"Why didn't anyone else think of it?"Morris wrote in The Hill. "Unlike the suit brought by 26 state attorney generals, this suit does not make a constitutional objection to the Affordable Care Act. Instead, it uses the language of the law to challenge the elaborate system of subsidies, tax credits, and individual or employer mandates and fines the act has spawned."

The suit, filed by Oklahoma's Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt, was published in the Case Western Reserve School of Law Journal. The article contends that the wording of the Affordable Care Act only allows a subsidy for health insurance for those who got their coverage through state exchanges rather than the federal exchange.


WSCO Press Release 10-10-13

Incident: DUI / Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Resisting Arrest
Date of Incident: 7 October 2013
Location: 35000 block of Poplar Neck Road, Pittsville, MD
Suspect: Brandt J. Roberts, 28, Pittsville, MD
Narrative: On 7 October 2013 at 5:43 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported hit and run property damage collision in the 35000 block of poplar Neck Road in Pittsville. At the time, an unknown subject had run off the road and collided with an electric box. The deputy met with a witness who provided a vehicle description and a tag number which led the deputy to a residence in the 34000 block of Railroad Avenue in Pittsville. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered the alleged driver, Brandt Roberts, in the residence and observed that Roberts not only smelled like an alcoholic beverage but appeared visibly intoxicated. Based on reports that linked Roberts to the collision and operating the vehicle along with his obvious impairment, the deputy placed Roberts under arrest for leaving the scene of the accident and DUI.  During the ensuing encounter, Roberts became belligerent and combative with the deputy. At one point even attempting to damage the interior of the deputy’s patrol car and threatening to kill the deputy. During processing, Roberts was uncooperative to the point a breath sample to determine the alcohol concentration in his blood was unable to be obtained. The deputy also discovered that the State of Maryland had suspended Roberts’ privilege to drive.  The deputy transported Roberts to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Roberts in the Detention Center in lieu of $75,000.00 bond.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Suspended, Resisting Arrest and Driving While Suspended
Roberts, Brandt

Incident: Theft
Date of Incident: 8 October 2013
Location: 6000 block of Quantico Road, Quantico, MD
Suspect: Shannon Lee Hilton, 32, Pittsville, MD                    
Narrative: On 8 October 2013 at 1:34 PM a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shannon Hilton in connection with a theft he allegedly perpetrated. In this incident, Hilton stands accused of stealing two metal salting machines designed to salt a roadway during winter weather. The victim stated that the value of the two units together was $800.00. During the investigation, the deputy located witnesses that observed Hilton driving away from the area with these items in the back of his truck.  The investigating deputy applied for and obtained a warrant for the arrest of Hilton. Upon arrest, the deputy transported Hilton to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance the Commissioner released Hilton on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Theft
Hilton, Shannon

Incident: Child Support Warrants
Date of Incident: 1-7 OCT 2013
Location: Salisbury, MD
Narrative: During 1- 7 October 2013, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested the following individuals on Circuit Court Body Attachments that had been issued in connection with Child Support Cases:
  1. Jaryl Allyn Smith, 28, Salisbury, MD
  2. Patoria Bailey, 33, Delmar, MD
  3. Morgan James Hudson Jr., 46, Berlin, MD
All subjects were detained on bond in the Detention Center pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.
Charges: Child Support Non-Compliance
Bailey, Patoria
Hudson, Morgan

Incident: Burglary Arrest
Date of Incident: 8 October 2013
Location: 30800 block of Johnson Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Two Female Juveniles, 15 YOA
                Three Male Juveniles, 15 YOA                                 
Narrative: On 8 October 2013 at 10:19 AM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary in progress of an unoccupied residence. A witness who contacted the Sheriff’s Office reported seeing several subjects enter the residence through a window. Upon arrival the deputy observed a subject peering out through the blinds. After the arrival of additional deputies, those inside the residence were encouraged to exit the residence which they did. A total of five juvenile subjects all 15 years of age were identified as the culprits. Upon searching the vacant residence, a deputy located what was identified as marijuana, along with a smoking device. Upon locating the property owner, it was verified that none of the juveniles had permission to enter the residence.  All five juveniles were charged on a juvenile referral that will be sent to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication.
Charges: Burglary 4th Degree