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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Good Works?

“Why is it per se wrong to work for the government? Let’s say you’re working as a firefighter. Or a teacher (presuming you aren’t indoctrinating your students with statism, of course). Or a librarian in a public library. Or a doctor who works at a government hospital. Or someone who builds roads for the government. I could probably think up more examples, but . . I don’t see any NAP violation, at least as such, in taking any of the above jobs.”

It is very wrong, dear reader.

It’s just that most people don’t realize it – because they only see one half of the equation. The “good” – but not the bad.

This dangerous illusion must be dispelled.

The fact that a “good person” (not meant ironically) does “good work” (again, not meant ironically) with resources taken by force from an unwilling victim doesn’t negate the fact that a victim has been created. This is the essential point.Someone else has been harmed – perhaps even killed - in order to provide the alleged (or even actual) good.

At minimum, some other person – some victim – has been cowed into submission using the implied threat of physical violence.

It doesn’t get more wrong than that.

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OBAMACARE GIVES STUDENTS EXPENSIVE LESSON IN BIG GOVERNMENT

Traditionally, students at America's universities and colleges were able to take advantage of "bare bones" health insurance policies; that's no longer an option thanks to ObamaCare.

The schools are now forces to choose between offering more expensive coverage, or none at all.

The new rules affect a broad swath of American schools, especially the small ones. At Bowie State University in Maryland, the cost of student health insurance policies went from roughly $100 a year to $1,800 a year.

Many students are now forced to fend for themselves, which is often no bargain - let alone a problem given the massive failures associated with the Healthcare.gov roll-out.

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Conservative Activists Plan To Elect Shadow President If Obama Doesn't Resign By Black Friday

Revised Declaration of Independence, 'government-in-waiting' plans shared at 'second American revolution' kickoff

Approximately 100 conservative activists gathered in front of the White House on Tuesday for a kickoff of what organizers call "the second American revolution."

The event could easily have been mistaken for a tea party rally, with American and Gadsden flags, a smattering of biker jackets and a few lawn chairs.

Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman, who emceed the event, told attendees if President Barack Obama does not resign by Nov. 29, conservative activists will meet in Philadelphia to elect a shadow government.

"We've got God on our side," Klayman said. "He's going to make sure we win this revolution."

The so-called revolution will be nonviolent, he said.

Klayman is suing the Obama administration in a bid to end the National Security Agency's phone and Internet surveillance programs. He said at the rally that Obama "has broken into 300 million homes" with the programs.

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Obama Removes 'God' From Gettysburg Address

Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary.

Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today.

Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."

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Harry Reid Considering Rules Change To Curb Minority Power To Block Presidential Nominees

Senate Democratic leaders who have grown frustrated with the repeated Republican rejections of President Obama's judicial nominations are seriously weighing a historic change to the chamber's rules that would neuter use of the filibuster by the minority party.

"I'm considering looking at the rules," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday following a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators.

The rules change was a main topic of conversation at the meeting, Democrats said as they left. Some Democrats have already been contacted by Reid about supporting the rule change. Reid needs 51 votes to change the rules and Democrats control 55 Senate seats, but some Democrats are wary of changing the way the chamber is governed, in part because the rule change could be used against them if Republicans take control of the Senate in the 2014 elections.

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Marc Faber Exposes The Consequences Of A Dysfunctional Political System

As H.L. Mencken opined, 'The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.'

It is no wonder that, according to a Gallup Poll conducted in early October, a record-low 14% of Americans thought that the country was headed in the right direction, down from 30% in September. That's the biggest single-month drop in the poll since the shutdown of 1990. Some 78% think the country is on the wrong track.

Some readers will, of course, ask what this expose about the political future has to do with investments. It has nothing to do with what the stock market will do tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or in the next three months. But it has a lot to do with the future of the US (and other Western democracies where socio-political conditions are hardly any better).

I have written about the consequences of a dysfunctional political system elsewhere. In May 2011 I explained how expansionary monetary policies had favoured what Joseph Stiglitz called 'the elite' at the expense of ordinary people by increasing the wealth and income of the 'one percent' far more than that of the majority of the American people.

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Gitmo Good Life: U.S. Spends Millions On Landscaping, Art Classes For Terror Detainees

Thanks to a multimillion-dollar federal contract, Guantanamo Bay prisoners can enroll in seminars to learn all about basic landscaping and pruning, calligraphy and Microsoft PowerPoint while the U.S. figures out what to do with them.

Prisoners also can get in touch with their artistic sides.

“At a minimum, the art seminar shall include water color painting, charcoal sketching, Arabic calligraphy, acrylic painting and pastel painting,” contract records reviewed by The Washington Times state.

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Can You See Friday Yet?


Government To Investigate Government Over Jobs Manipulation Report

As a result of yesterday's report  that Census was caught manipulating the September 2012 jobs report, the BLS provided the following response via CNBC:

"the incident has been reported to the Commerce Dept Inspector General Office for investigation. We no further (sic) comment."

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World War II Mortar Round Found In Hagerstown Home Safely Detonated Near Airport

A World War II mortar round was detonated during a controlled explosion Monday night near Hagerstown Regional Airport, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Edward Ernst said a man found a 75 mm mortar round while he was cleaning a home Monday afternoon at 526 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.

He said the man took the ordnance to the Western Enterprise Fire Department, where firefighters requested help from the fire marshal’s office bomb squad.

Ernst said fire marshals drove the mortar round to Washington County-owned property off Air View Road and detonated the ordnance at about 8 p.m.

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Woman Hailed By President as Obamacare Success Story Now Can't Afford Obamacare

While Their Kids Sleep, These Parents Pull Of This Amazing Stunt...


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Craig Calls For Elimination Of Common Core National Test

Harford County Executive and candidate for Maryland Governor David R. Craig called today for the state’s withdrawal from the common core national test, citing a lack of clarity over how much the new system will cost, concerns about test questions and that only 9% of teachers feel ready to implement it.

“There are red flags going up everywhere threatening the statewide K-12 education system, and it’s time to cut our losses now,” said Craig. “Common core has its own set of issues and the national test that is lumped in with it just compounds the problem. The State Department of Education is embracing a federal education agenda that forces too many changes onto teachers and students at once, and it’s time to put the word ‘Maryland’ back into our schools.”

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which goes by the letters PARCC, is a national testing organization that received part of a $330 million federal grant to implement the test in 18 states that have adopted common core. Despite the federal grant, the organization estimates the cost to administer the test will be nearly $30 per student, at least $2 million more than the Maryland state test being phased out.

“I have not seen one example of a government expenditure coming in below estimate,” said Craig. “This is a floor of what taxpayers can expect to pay to implement the PARCC test, not a ceiling. Let’s see the bill because whatever the final amount due is will be coming out of the budget for teacher salaries, school supplies and building construction.”

Harford County Public Schools has budgeted $18.5 million to implement the test. At a stop at a county public school classroom this week, Craig took note of confusion over the wording of a test question that baffled the teacher, the student and the county executive himself.

“The problem with outside groups designing tests is there is no accountability in the classroom,“ said Craig. “When I was a teacher, we developed our own tests and our students then could measure up with any other student in the world. They are making this far too complicated. Let teacher’s teach.”

A survey released November 13 by the Maryland State Education Association shows just 9% of teachers across the state feel that their school has the technological and physical capacity to administer the PARCC exam. This summer, state test scores dropped dramatically as common core was being rolled out.

PARCC tests are being piloted in Maryland and other states this year and they will replace existing Maryland assessments beginning in 2014-15. By ending Maryland’s involvement in PARCC, the state would join Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah in removing the test from state classrooms.

Craig has previously called common core a “great mistake.”

More Money From Rising Gas Tax Going To Mass Transit

Maryland needs to continue to invest more in public transportation as it sees a boost in funding from the rising state gas tax, transportation experts said Monday at annual transportation summit of the Greater Baltimore Committee.

The panel, featuring high-ranking officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), unanimously lauded the passage of HB 1515, the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act which increased transportation funding — to $4.4 billion over 5 years — through the hotly-debated gas tax increase and other transportation revenues such as bus fares and vehicle registration fees.

Panelists for the Greater Baltimore Committee discussed plans for the expansion of the DC Metro System, highlighted recent improvements made to the Baltimore Lightrail System, and emphasized the importance of expanding the state’s public transportation system to support sustainable growth in the region.

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Darrell Issa Sends Letter To Census Demanding Info On Alleged Fake Jobless Data

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding answers from the director of the Census Bureau after a news outlet reported that Census employees may have fabricated data for a jobs report that showed a significant drop in unemployment under President Obama just a month from Election Day 2012.

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote Tuesday to Census Bureau Director John Thompson calling the allegations in the New York Post "shocking." Issa requested information about Julius Buckmon, the employee the Post said fabricated data after being unable to reach the people who had the information he needed.

The jobs report, released in October 2012 just ahead of Election Day, showed that the unemployment rate had dropped under Obama from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent even though the economy had added only 114,000 jobs.
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Police: Son Likely Stabbed Va. State Sen. Creigh Deeds, Shot Himself

The day before he apparently stabbed his father at the family’s home in rural Bath County, the son of Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds underwent a psychiatric evaluation but was not admitted to a hospital, because no bed was available.

Deeds was listed in fair condition late Tuesday after his son, Austin, stabbed him in the face and chest, then shot himself in what investigators suspect was an attempted murder and suicide.

The incident thrust the senator back into the spotlight after several years of quiet. Deeds (D) vaulted to the statewide political stage in 2009 as the Democratic nominee for governor, only to lose to Republican Robert F. McDonnell (R). After the defeat, Deeds went through a divorce and largely receded from public view, even though he stayed on in the Senate.
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Obama's Legacy: More Americans than Ever Reject Government Role in Health Care

In a stunning reversal, a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans (56 percent) do not think it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health coverage. The new poll reports that just seven years earlier, the American majority (69 percent) had the opposite view, believing that government was responsible for ensuring all American have health care.

The public’s shift from giving government a greater health care role started before President Obama’s first term. It picked up steam with an all-time high this year as Obamacare—the President’s signature domestic legislation—has largely botched its much-hyped rollout.

Interestingly, attitudes across three partisan groups, Democrats, Republicans, and independents, have all moved away from the idea that health care coverage is the federal government’s proper role, Gallup reports. Today, 86 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents, and 30 percent of Democrats believe the government should not be involved with health care. Gallup predicts Obamacare’s implementation will continue to drive the public’s perceptions about U.S. health policy:

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 11-20-13

On Saturday November 16, 2013 at approximately 1745 hours the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Stephen Decatur Highway in the area of the Frontiertown Campground Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland for a reported pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival Deputies located the victim who had been able to get himself off the roadway and call 911. The victim told Deputies that he was walking north on the shoulder of Stephen Decatur Highway when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. The victim was unable to provide any further information on the vehicle except that it continued north on Stephen Decatur Highway. There were no witnesses to the accident. From evidence recovered at the scene Deputies were able to determine the striking vehicle to be a dark red GM passenger car that has a missing passenger side mirror and possible passenger side damage.

On Monday November 18, 2013 an individual who Deputies identified as Dolores Jean Miles, 92 female of Berlin, Maryland contacted police in reference to being involved in an accident on 11/16/2013 in front of Frontiertown. Deputies were able to match the evidence recovered at the scene to Miles’ vehicle, a 2009 maroon Pontiac passenger car. Investigation is still ongoing.

Maryland Prepares Move Back To Paper Ballots For Elections

Local election officials are already expressing uncertainty about what could go wrong when the state switches from an electronic voting system to using paper ballots in the next two years.

By the 2016 presidential elections the state will replace touch-screen machines and make a fundamental shift to the way voters cast ballots.

“This is a big transition for us,” said Montgomery County Board of Elections Deputy Director Alysoun McLaughlin. “Everything from set up, to warehouses, to the voting experience is based around touch screen [voting] machines.”

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Inside The Hidden Tech Battle Over A Smartphone "Kill Switch"

There's a hidden battle over stolen smartphones. Last year, more than 1.5 million Americans had their devices taken, and New York City saw a 40 percent jump in smartphone thefts. There is a solution, known in the industry as a "kill switch."

But, as CBS News senior correspondent and FBI insider John Miller reported on "CBS This Morning," that idea has been met with some heavy resistance.

It can happen anywhere anytime -- walking on a city street, or even buying tickets for public transportation. Thieves will do almost anything to get their hands on smartphones.
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Do Americans Like Being Lied To?

There’s more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Security and Medicare discussed in my recent columns. Congress tells us that one-half (6.2 percent) of the Social Security tax is paid by employees and that the other half is paid by employers, for a total of 12.4 percent. Similarly, we are told that a Medicare tax of 1.45 percent is levied on employees and that another 1.45 percent is levied on employers. The truth of the matter is that the burden of both taxes is borne by employees. In other words, we pay both the employee and the so-called employer share. You say, “Williams, that’s nonsense! Just look at what it says on my pay stub.” OK, let’s look at it.

Pretend you are my employer and agree to pay me $50,000 a year, out of which you’re going to send $3,100 to Washington as my share of Social Security tax (6.2 percent of $50,000), as well as $725 for my share of Medicare (1.45 percent of $50,000), a total of $3,825 for the year. To this you must add your half of Social Security and Medicare taxes, which is also $3,825 for the year. Your cost to hire me is $53,825.

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REPORT: DHS EMPLOYEE WHO CALLED FOR MURDER OF WHITES STILL HAS JOB

Although Department of Homeland Security (DHS) procurement officer Ayo Kimathi was "exposed...four months ago for running a website that espouses the mass murder of whites," National Journal reports he "has still not been fired."

According to National Journal, Kimathi was exposed by The Southern Poverty Law Center. This led to "a small media firestorm" that led DHS to put him "administrative leave with pay pending review."

On his website Kimathi posited, "In order for black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites--more than our Christian hearts can possibly count." He warned that "whites and their enablers like President Obama" are doing their best to "homosexualize" black males "in order to make them weaker."

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State: Cancelled Health Insurance Policies Can Be Renewed

Maryland's insurance commissioner says individual policies that don't comply with the federal health care overhaul can be extended through the end of next year.

Insurance Commissioner Therese Goldsmith said in a memo to insurers Tuesday that they can renew such policies for 2014 as long as the renewals take effect before January 1.

However, Maryland law does not currently allow such policies to be renewed after January 1 or to extend into 2015. President Barack Obama announced last week that canceled policies can be extended for one year, which means that individuals can keep their coverage into 2015 if states allow it.

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HOGAN ON O’MALLEY 'BELIEF' VIDEO: IT’S MORE 'MAKE BELIEVE'

ANNAPOLIS – Business owner and Change Maryland founder Larry Hogan released the following statement on Governor O’Malley's recent release of "Belief." The video is the Governor’s most recent effort to gain relevancy on the national stage.

"Martin O’Malley's ‘belief' video is more like make believe," charged Hogan. “This video is just one more item in a long list of attempts by the Governor to spin his failures into something he can campaign on."

O’Malley's "belief" video makes several claims of success. Change Maryland, the largest non-partisan organization in Maryland released the following fact check of the video:

O’Malley Claim #1: Racial tension down during time as Mayor of Baltimore

Fact: The NAACP and ACLU sued Baltimore City as a result of Martin O’Malley's over-zealous "zero-tolerance" policies. The "mass-arrest" lawsuit led to an $870,000 settlement.

O’Malley Claim #2: Number 1 in education

Fact: Maryland’s exclusion of certain students from submitted test scores has skewed the results in favor of the state. According to the Baltimore Sun, "Maryland excluded 66 percent of fourth-graders with disabilities for the reading test, far higher than the national rate of 16 percent. The state with the second-highest rate of exclusion of special-education students was Georgia, with 32 percent."

O’Malley Claim #3: Number 1 in innovation and entrepreneurship

Fact: O’Malley's own Lt. Governor admits that the business climate in Maryland is bad – 43rd in the country. In addition, the state has lost over 6,500 small businesses and added 120,000 people to the unemployment rate – numbers that certainly don’t indicate a positive climate for businesses or entrepreneurs.

O’Malley Claim #4: Made the Chesapeake Bay healthier

Fact: The overall quality of the Chesapeake Bay remains poor and we consistently miss self-imposed water quality goals. In 2011, most regions of the Bay had Water Quality Index score in the poor range. In 2012, Bay scored 47% for overall health.

O’Malley Claim # 5: He was cutting the cost of statewide government.

Fact: The O’Malley-Brown Administration increased spending nearly eight billion dollars since 2007. The Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the last for Governor O’Malley, cites a record $37.3 billion, while the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget, the last for the previous administration, was just over $29 billion. He in fact increased spending by 30%.

"This isn’t the first time Martin O’Malley has been caught cherry-picking data," Hogan continued. "In 2012, the governor refuted our Change Maryland Tax Migration Study using taxpayer-funded state resources by eliminating competitive states in our region. Facts are stubborn things for this governor and a slick video can't hide the embarrassing performance of the O’Malley-Brown administration.

"Martin O’Malley hasn’t cut a single cent out of Maryland's state budget. In fact, he has increased spending year after year – nearly 30% since 2007, and has raised taxes and fees on Marylanders forty consecutive times in order to pay for all that spending."

NHTSA May Mandate That New Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

Before the end of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether or not to begin the rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include what is being called “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave the car’s location, direction, speed and, possibly, even the number of passengers it is carrying.

“NHTSA expects to make a decision on V2V technology by the end of the year,” a spokesman for the agency told CNSNews.com.

That point was reaffirmed by NHTSA Administrator David Strickland in testimony in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, where he said the agency will “decide this year whether to further advance the technology through regulatory action, additional research, or a combination of both.” 

Lost Dog 11-20-13

Owner has been located and female husky has been reunited with her 4 pups
Hi Joe. Can u post this pic on your site. Was found in the area of Rt 13 in Seaford running loose. Its a female husky. Appears to have recently had puppies. Friendly. Please call 302-381-5243.

North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.

It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.

"It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth.
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Man Shot By Officers In Md. Was Carrying AR-15

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County police say a man shot and killed by officers in Germantown was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle. Police say he was also wearing a tactical vest and carrying several magazines loaded with extra ammunition.

Twenty-seven-year-old Antoine Goodrum was shot Monday night after police say he refused to comply with officers' commands. Police say seven officers fired their weapons. They say the officers negotiated with Goodrum for 12 minutes before opening fire.

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Touching Moment Crew Stand And Salute Dying Pearl Harbor Sailor


The crew of the USS Dewey have honored the dying wish of a Pearl Harbor survivor by allowing him on board the latest version of the destroyer he served on in the Second World War.


Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud was due to begin hospice care, when his friend Jennie Haskamp reached out to the Dewey's crew and asked if he could see the ship in San Diego.

But when they arrived at the dock, the sailors carried the 90-year-old veteran on board and attentively listened as he shared his memories from the war.

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Online Auction Planned To Determine New Foal’s Name

ASSATEAGUE — One wild pony on Assateague has a new name and another foal born just last spring soon will with an online auction for naming rights set for 10 days in December.

The Assateague Island Alliance this week announced N9BFQX will now be called “Bailey” after a 12-year-old Connecticut girl was chosen randomly to attach a new, less formal moniker to the chestnut mare through the AIA’s Name That Horse contest.

The mare’s current designation is taken from an alpha-numeric system put in place by the National Park Service in the mid-1970s to track the lineage and ancestry of the wild horses and identify which sub-herd they belong to and the areas they frequent on the island.
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A Health Care 'Success Story' That Isn't

A woman who President Barack Obama cited in remarks last month as an example of what Obamacare “is all about” says she is now facing repeated problems with her own enrollment.

Jessica Sanford, a Washington state resident and self-employed court reporter, has received numerous letters from her state’s exchange program notifying her of increased costs to her plan and tax credit miscalculations, according to CNN.

“Wow. You guys really screwed me over,” Sanford wrote on a Facebook post about the Washington state exchange website. “Now I have been priced out and will not be able to afford the plans you offer. But, I get to pay $95 and up for not having health insurance. I am so incredibly disappointed and saddened. You majorly screwed up.”

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Attempted Murder of Trucker Protest Organizer – Ernest “General” Lee

Ernest “General” Lee, an activist traveling across the country calling for a article-V convention, that supports the idea of amending the constitution in order to get rid of the corruption in Washington DC, had a near fatal attempt made against his life and the life of those riding along with him in his RV this passed Saturday November 16, 2013.

The General explained that he was attempting to make a turn when he heard a loud hissing noise as the engines stalled. Everyone exited the RV and saw right away a fire had started in the engine. The group observed something fall out of the the engine onto the ground and roll out from under the vehicle.

When police arrived on the scene they identified the object as a road flair that had fallen out of the engine compartment. Fire dispatch arrived ten minutes after the initial call for help and as General Lee put it “They were nine minutes to late”
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Wallops Island Minotaur Launch Includes Satellite Built By Alexandria Students

At around 8:15 p.m., those watching the skies got a glimpse of Minotaur I, a rocket carrying the first-ever satellite designed and built by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

“A generation ago, this was really science fiction,” said Rohan Punnoose on the morning of the launch. He is one of the students who worked on the project.

“It’s just an unbelievable experience to be part of history…doing something no one has ever done before,” Punnoose said.

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Court Preserves Lawsuit Over Maryland Leaving ACC

A North Carolina appeals court Tuesday preserved a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC sued Maryland after the school said last November it was leaving for the Big Ten Conference. That lawsuit came after the ACC voted to increase the exit penalty to three times the conference's operating budget, which the appeals court calculated at nearly $52.3 million.

A state Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland's bid to dismiss the lawsuit. It was filed in Greensboro, where the ACC is headquartered. The three-judge panel's unanimous decision means Maryland has no automatic right to a state Supreme Court appeal. But the higher state court could choose to hear an appeal.

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Sex Offender Charged With Rape, Little Creek

Location: Port Mahon Boat Ramp, Little Creek, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday November 19, 2013 at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Victim: 16 year old male

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Frank T. Wallace, 49, Camden-Wyoming, DE
Rape 4th (7 counts)

Arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $140,000.00 cash bond.

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Little Creek, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man after he was found engaging in sexual acts with a minor.

A trooper assigned to the Governor's Task Force (GTF), located a suspicious vehicle parked at the Port Mahon Boat Ramp near Little Creek around 9:50 p.m. last evening. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the trooper observed one male totally naked and the other without a shirt on.

Further investigation revealed one of the occupants to be Frank T. Wallace who is a Tier III (high risk) sex offender convicted in March of 2004 for Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Dealing in Child Pornography, and Sexual Solicitation of a Child. The other occupant was a 16 year old male of whom Wallace advised he met on a dating website in September of 2013. It had been determined through interviews that the two had been involved in a sexual relationship for approximately one month and engaged in sexual encounters seven times during that period.

Wallace was transported back to Troop 3 and formally charged with seven counts of Rape 4th. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to JTVCC in lieu of $140,000.00 cash only bond and ordered to have no contact with anyone under 18.

The 16 year old was turned over to the custody of his parents and was not charged with any crime.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released
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Video Depicts Martin O'Malley As Politician Who Saved Baltimore

Does a flashy new video about Martin O'Malley say something about his aspirations for 2016?

The Democratic Maryland governor has a federal political action committee, he's on the A list of speakers for the Democratic Party and now he has a video carefully done to avoid outright fact-checking.

"It's hard to know where dreams end, but this one began in Baltimore in the late 1990s," the video states.

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Cyber Security Experts Warn ObamaCare Website Prone to Hacking

White hat hacker David Kennedy and three other security experts all testified on Congress that HealthCare.gov is not secure.

Tonight on On The Record, Kennedy said that if the ObamaCare site is hacked, it opens up access to other government databases. During analysis, Kennedy said his team found that you can hack HealthCare.gov, take control of key components and extrapolate sensitive information.

Even more frightening is that it appears hackers have already attempted to attack the site. Kennedy said it’s not possible for the security issues to be fixed before November 30th.
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Carriers Reject Kill Switch For Stolen Smartphones

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the nation's biggest carriers have rejected the idea, according to San Francisco's top prosecutor.

District Attorney George Gascon said Monday that AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, United States Cellular Corp., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. rebuffed Samsung's proposal to preload its phones with Absolute LoJack anti-theft software as a standard feature.

The wireless industry says a kill switch isn't the answer because it could allow a hacker to disable someone's phone.

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Google To Pay $17M To Settle Safari Privacy Case

Maryland joined 36 states and the District of Columbia Monday in entering into a $17 million settlement with Google concerning allegations that it breached users privacy of those that used Safari web browser in 2011 and 2012.

The settlement stems from a technological loophole that enabled Google's DoubleClick advertising network to shadow unwitting Safari users, even though the browser's maker, Apple Inc., prohibited the tracking without obtaining a person's permission. By following what Safari users were doing online, DoubleClick could gain more insights about what types of ads were most likely to appeal to different Safari users.

“Given the many, often undetectable ways personal information can be collected and shared online, consumers need to be able to trust that their privacy preferences will be honored,” said Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler in a statement. “Internet companies must keep their privacy promises so that consumers can navigate the Internet on their own terms.”

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Speeding in Philly Changes Traffic Light to Red

If you drive too fast on one particular street in Philadelphia, the light at the intersection ahead will turn red.

You can thank wireless technology for the new traffic control measure.

The city has put a series of sensors in the pavement to measure how fast a car is going, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday.

Two electronic signs warn drivers that "Speeding Triggers Red Light," and officials say the sensors are spaced in a way that allows drivers enough time to brake for the light.

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Md. Bill Would Limit Local Immigration Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union is announcing an effort in Maryland to limit local police involvement in immigration enforcement.

ACLU officials said Tuesday in Hyattsville that Democratic state Sen. Victor Ramirez of Prince George's County will sponsor the legislation, dubbed the Maryland Trust Act.

Ramirez didn't immediately respond to queries from The Associated Press. His chief of staff said Monday that details of the bill weren't complete.

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SFD Calls For Service 11-19-13

  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 21:14:16Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 19:11:40Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 18:49:48Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 17:52:54Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 17:34:56Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 17:26:38Nature: SeizureCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 17:09:55Nature: StrokeCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 14:40:00Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 6798 Coleman Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 14:19:16Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 13:38:13Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 13:25:42Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 13:22:18Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 2601 Old Ocean City Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 11:43:18Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 11:15:47Nature: Diabetic DifficultyCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 10:38:06Nature: HemorrhagingCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 10:36:24Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 04:56:08Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday November, 19 2013 @ 00:04:05Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury

WCSO Press Release 11-20-13

Incident: False Name / Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 16 November 2013
Location: Cornish Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Rudolph Valentino Jackson, 56,Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 16 November 2013 at 9:25 PM, a deputy stopped a subject later identified as Rudolph Jackson for riding a bicycle after he rode into the path of the deputy’s patrol vehicle while Jackson was also on the wrong side of the street. Upon asking Jackson his name, an identity was provided that would later turn out to be false. It actually took three chances for Jackson to provide his true and correct identity to the deputy. Jackson kept telling the deputy that Jackson was trying to avoid any trouble.  Upon finally coercing the correct identity from Jackson, the deputy discovered an open arrest warrant in a theft case. The deputy also discovered a Parole Retake warrant that had also been issued that would return Jackson to the Department of Corrections.  The deputy arrested Jackson on the outstanding arrest warrant and also charged him with providing a false name during the encounter. After a hearing in front of the District Court Commissioner, Jackson was detained on a bond of $5,000.00 on the charges related to the false name and an additional $5,000.00 bond on the arrest warrant in the theft case. Also Jackson’s return to the Department of Corrections is pending.
Charges: False Statement
Jackson, Rudolph
Jackson, Rudolph

Diane Disney Miller, Daughter Of Walt Disney, Dies At 79

Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her home in Napa, Calif. She was 79.

Her death Tuesday was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, was born Dec. 18, 1933.

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Troopers Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Ellendale

Location: South DuPont Boulevard (US113) northbound, south of East Robbins Road, Ellendale, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday November 19, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Nyger Allah, 38, Lincoln, DE
Vehicle #1: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

Pedestrian: Jesreal R. Jones, 35, Greenwood, DE

Resume:
Ellendale, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early last evening.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as Nyger Allah was operating a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero northbound on South DuPont Highway (US113) approaching East Robbins Road. Jesreal R. Jones was standing in the right lane near the centerline, when he was struck by the left front bumper of the Oldsmobile and propelled up into the windshield before falling back into the right travel lane. Allah was able to bring the vehicle to a controlled stop in the roadway.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was performed on Jesreal Jones by passing motorists before he was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Nyger Allah, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Northbound lanes of US113 in the area of East Robbins Road were closed for approximately two and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”

Doctors Raise Red Flag: Young Children Should Avoid Using Tablets

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) — Tablets and toddlers: A warning for parents of tech-savvy children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children under two should avoid all screen time.

Jessica Kartalija reports doctors and therapists fear too much time on touchscreens could cause long-term damage.

Playtime for babies is far different in the 21st century. But parents could be making a big mistake putting touchscreens in the hands of toddlers and young children.

Parents think they’re educating and stimulating their kids, but doctors and therapists are raising a red flag — too much screen time can hurt their developing bodies.

“If they are always on the iPad and not actually doing those paper pencil activities that they should still be doing, those muscles are going to remain weaker,” said occupational therapist Lindsay Marzoli, Learning and Therapy Corner.

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