Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Almost 80 Million With Employer Health Care Plans Could Have Coverage Canceled, Experts Predict

Almost 80 million people with employer health plans could find their coverage canceled because they are not compliant with ObamaCare, several experts predicted.

Their losses would be in addition to the millions who found their individual coverage cancelled for the same reason.

Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute said that in addition to the individual cancellations, "at least half the people on employer plans would by 2014 start losing plans as well." There are approximately 157 million employer health care policy holders.
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EXCLUSIVE -- BEVIN: PRIMARY AGAINST MCCONNELL 'MICROCOSM' OF TEA PARTY VS. ESTABLISHMENT

Businessman Matt Bevin told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon in an exclusive interview on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot that his race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a “microcosm” of the larger Tea Party versus establishment battle.

Bannon started off the interview by pointing out that “Kentucky stayed neutral in the civil war but it’s not staying neutral in the war between the establishment [and the Tea Party].”

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MARYLAND STATE POLICE HELICOPTER ASSISTS DORCHESTER COUNTY FIRE/EMS WITH AERIAL RESCUE OF TWO STRANDED BOATERS NEAR TAYLORS ISLAND


Maryland State Police
MARYLAND STATE POLICE HELICOPTER ASSISTS DORCHESTER COUNTY FIRE/EMS WITH AERIAL RESCUE OF TWO STRANDED BOATERS NEAR TAYLORS ISLAND

Yesterday at approximately 7:35 pm, Trooper 7 was dispatched to the Chesapeake Bay for a boat stranded on a sand bar. The boat was found with two occupants located near the shore line in the Barren Island Gap of the Chesapeake Bay. Due to low tide and its proximity to the shore line the fire department rescue boats were unable to gain access to evacuate the occupants.

The flight crew of Trooper 7 (Pilot-Mr. Brent Hearn, Flight Paramedic-Sergeant David Svites and Trooper/Rescue Technician Michael McCloskey) reconfigured the aircraft for the hoisting evolution. Trooper 7 completed two hoists, dropping off the occupants at a nearby location, where EMS personnel completed further assessment for possible injuries. Both occupants were evaluated by EMS and refused any further care.

The MSPAC is an essential component of the Statewide Trauma and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. The Maryland State Police Aviation Command works closely with the members of all Maryland’s first response organizations as part of the state’s world renowned integrated emergency medical services system.

Fisker Automotive Failure Could Hit Taxpayers For Years To Come

The bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive could end up costing the U.S. government much more than the $168 million it loaned to the maker of the Karma plug-in hybrid sports car.

According to its bankruptcy filing on Friday, Fisker owns tax breaks worth $320 million.

Fisker's bankruptcy papers said the Southern California-based company plans to sell its automotive operations to a business affiliated with Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, but it will hold on to the tax breaks after it emerges from bankruptcy.

Fisker piled up some $800 million in net operating losses in recent years, which have a future cash benefit worth approximately $320 million, according to the bankruptcy filing.

That lost tax revenue would add to taxpayers' pain from Fisker's failure.

The U.S. Department of Energy extended the company a $529 million credit line in 2009 as part of the Obama administration's efforts to boost advanced vehicle development in the United States.

The credit line was frozen in 2011 before it could be fully drawn.

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SUPREME COURT ORDERS OBAMA ADMIN. TO RESPOND TO GERMAN HOMESCHOOLING FAMILY’S DEPORTATION APPEAL

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the Obama administration to officially respond to a German family’s deportation appeal in a complicated case involving religious freedom, parental rights and education.

The Romeike family, who are evangelical Christians, have made headlines with their years-long struggle to homeschool their children.

After fleeing Germany and arriving in the U.S. in 2008, the family had hoped to practice their faith and educate their children freely, but the U.S. government decided to deport Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children.

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Thanksgiving Can Raise The Dead!

41…And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.42And I know that You always hear Me…

John 11:41–42


After Jesus had said these words, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And the man who had been dead for four days came out of his tomb!

This is one of the greatest miracles that Jesus performed. Lazarus had been dead for four days when Jesus raised him to life. Wouldn’t you agree that death is indeed an extreme problem? Having no money in the bank, being sick and losing your job, bad as they are, are not as bad as being dead!

But what I want you to see is this: If Jesus, in the most extreme of problems, shows us that the solution is still, “Father, I thank You,” then how much more should we thank God in the midst of the less serious problems we face. If thanksgiving can raise the dead, then let us give thanks in spite of the negative circumstances and we will see victory.

Unfortunately, we tend to do the opposite — murmur and complain. But murmuring and complaining only magnify the problem. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is the language of faith which pleases God. I am not saying that we give thanks for the problems we have. No, we thank God that He is our answer and that He has already given every blessing to us. (Ephesians 1:3)

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Man: No Fear Trying To Catch Woman At Stadium

The injured man authorities say saved a woman's life after she jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium said Monday that he's no hero and he would do it again.

Donnie Navidad said he was among several people pleading with the woman not to jump Sunday as he positioned himself to try catching her. When she plunged about 45 feet from the upper deck at the O.co Coliseum, Navidad, with his arms open, ended up breaking her fall.

Both of them hit the concrete hard from the impact about 15 minutes after the Raiders' 23-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

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13 Scientific Reasons To Drink Coffee

Coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.

The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.
1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter

Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels (1, 2). This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (3).

After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain (4). In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.

When that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons (5, 6).

Many controlled trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function. This includes memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function (7, 8, 9).

Bottom Line: Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.

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Community Prayer Service Announced For Wednesday In OC

The Dispatch
Community Prayer Service Announced For Wednesday In OC
According to area resident Corey Rimel, a Community Prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 10301 Coast Hwy, Ocean City, to offer prayers of comfort, healing and support for the congregation, families, and victims of the tragic fire at St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal Church. Prayers will also be offered for the many volunteer fire fighters and others who responded to the crisis. The entire Ocean City community is invited to join in this offering of support for our sisters and brothers at St. Paul's.
Anyone with questions may call the church office at 410-524-7474.

Troopers Urge Vigilance and Safety during the Holiday Season

DSP News Release: Troopers Urge Vigilance and Safety during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and the Delaware State Police urge holiday shoppers to exercise vigilance and caution during the busy shopping season.  It is also the season when thieves are frequently on the prowl. 

With the goal of preventing criminal activity and protecting holiday shoppers, Troopers will increase visibility statewide with stepped up patrols in shopping centers and malls.

The first line of defense is to reduce your own vulnerability and do what you can to minimize the possibility that you could be a victim of crime. Troopers offer the following safety tips to help contribute to the safety and security of our communities during the holiday season.

Staying Safe While Shopping:
  • Park in high visibility and well lit areas. Lock your car and take your keys.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Shop with a friend, there is safety in numbers.
  • Use credit/debit cards and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Keep purse close to your body at all times and keep wallet in your front pocket.
  • Be extremely careful using ATM machines. Use them in populated places and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Do not leave purchased items visible in the car-leave them in the trunk.
  • Report suspicious people or activity immediately.

Keeping Your Home Safe:
  • Keep the outside of your home well lit with doors and windows locked.
  • Keep gifts hidden from view through outside windows of your residence.
  • After opening gifts, break down the boxes of expensive electronics or other gifts and dispose of in a non-clear garbage bag to hide the fact that you have valuable items in the home.

The Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year.  The Delaware State Police will have an increased number of Troopers patrolling to ensure that everyone is driving with care, and will be offering assistance to motorists in need. Troopers will be targeting aggressive and impaired drivers.

Travel Safety Tips:
  • Do not drink and drive! Have a Designated Driver
  • Buckle up and make sure all occupants are properly restrained
  • Be aware of weather and road conditions
  • Keep all doors locked while riding in your car
  • Minimize distractions and slow down
  • Report aggressive or impaired drivers


Happy Holidays from the Troopers of the Delaware State Police!

Sergeant Paul G. Shavack  
Director of Public Information  P.O. Box 430| Dover, DE 19903
Delaware State Police  

Rescued Baby Hummingbird After It Was Attacked

An Unfortunate Day

As we mentioned as an update to an earlier article today referencing the unfortunate fire in Ocean City, Rev. David Dingwal passed away about an hour and a half ago. 

Firefighters had learned he had gone back into the building to the second floor and was overtaken by smoke. Firefighters raced up to the second floor once they had learned he had gone back in. 

They found him unconscious and carried him down and out of the building where paramedics revived him but he never regained consciousness and eventually passed at the Hospital.  

I had heard he is survived by three children and his Wife. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his friends and Family. 

What EVERYONE Will Be Talking About at Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you seen them? The guides for how to talk to your family about Obamacare over the holidays.

That’s right—Organizing for America (OFA), President Obama’s campaign group, has a big push called “Health Care for the Holidays” that urges people to “have the talk” with their loved ones about getting health insurance. The Washington Post also published a “Guide to Surviving Obamacare Debates at Thanksgiving.”

Obama’s group encourages you to “Integrate the talk into family time: Take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk.”
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WWII And The Obamacare Website

Let’s put some things into perspective…. The biggest issue of Obamacare isn’t the website, but this makes a great point.

MARCH 21ST 2010 TO OCTOBER 1 2013 IS 3 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, 10 DAYS.

DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO MAY 8, 1945 IS 3 YEARS, 5 MONTHS, 1 DAY.

WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT IN THE TIME WE WERE ATTACKED AT PEARL HARBOR TO THE DAY GERMANY SURRENDERED IS NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR THIS FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO BUILD A WORKING WEBPAGE.

MOBILIZATION OF MILLIONS, BUILDING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TANKS, PLANES, JEEPS, SUBS, CRUISERS, DESTROYERS, TORPEDOES, MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS
OF GUNS, BOMBS, AMMO, ETC. TURNING THE TIDE IN NORTH AFRICA, INVADING ITALY, D-DAY, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, RACE TO BERLIN - ALL WHILE WE WERE ALSO FIGHTING THE JAPANESE IN THE PACIFIC!!

AND THEY CAN'T BUILD A WEBPAGE......... _THINK ABOUT THAT__!_

.............. NO, REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT.

DO WE HAVE AN INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYING IDIOTS.........OR WHAT?????

WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES $139 MILLION LOSS ON YET ANOTHER ‘GREEN’ ENERGY INVESTMENT

The Obama administration bet on yet another losing “green” energy business, losing millions of taxpayers’ dollars.

The White House will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy, the administration said Friday.

This marks yet another failure in the Obama administration’s long history of involvement in unsuccessful “green” investments.

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Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path Tour Tickets On Sale Friday, December 6

Salisbury, MD –Justin Moore will truly take his fans on a unique journey with a new headlining tour in support of his newly released album on The Valory Music Co. The 57 city, OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR hits the Wicomico Civic Center on Friday, February 7th and also stars Randy Houser and opening act Josh Thompson. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m. and are available at www.wicomicociviccenter.org, by phone at 410-548-4911, or in person at the Box Office, open Monday through Friday.

“I can't express, in words, how excited I am about this tour. The success of the OUTLAWS LIKE ME TOUR gave us the opportunity to step it up a notch this time around. From the production, to venue size, to Randy and Josh, we're taking it to another level,” said Justin. “I consider Randy Houser and Josh Thompson to be two of my best friends in Nashville and, I've said numerous times, that I believe they are the two most talented singer/songwriters in our format. We are thrilled to welcome them to our second headlining show, and know that they will help us, tremendously. As a fan, I can't wait to watch them play… It's gonna be a party every night!”

Fans will have the chance to hear Justin’s current hit “Point At You,” music from his new album, aptly titled OFF THE BEATN PATH as well as his previous chart toppers including “Small Town USA,” If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Til My Last Day.”

BREAKING NEWS: NBC Cancels Alec Baldwin Show

Alec Baldwin’s news program, 'Up Late,' will no longer continue on MSNBC, the network and actor's representatives say in a statement.

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Morning-After Pill May Not Work For Overweight Women

An emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will come with a new label in 2014, warning that the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.

The same may be true for emergency contraceptives in the United States.

French manufacturer HRA Pharma was conducting research on another topic related to its emergency contraceptive Norlevo when scientists realized there was "a clear impact of weight" on the drug's effectiveness, CEO Erin Gainer said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Fire At A Church In Ocean City

Alertpage shared a link via Maryland Fire News.
Ocean City,MD **2nd Alarm** Fatal Fire at a Church near the Boardwalk - 3rd @ Baltimore - 2 DOA Found on Search- 3rd Critical being Transported. - Clip via @muscle75
Maryland Fire News shared a link.
2nd Alarm Fatal Fire going on in Ocean City right now. Original dispatch was around 0925hrs. It's at the intersection of 3rd and Baltimore.

UPDATE: Editor Steve Green here, Lots of inquiries as to the exact location of this morning's fire at the St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church rectory on Baltimore Ave. near 3rd Street. What we can confirm is the fire is believed to have destroyed the Shepherd's Crook, which is a volunteer-run food pantry and clothing store that caters to the homeless and others in need. Volunteers were reportedly preparing for today's 10 a.m.-noon opening when the fire broke out. The "Crook", as it is known, is located on the ground floor of the parish house, which suffered extensive damage throughout. We will report news as we confirm and are awaiting official word on the victims' conditions. Again, at least one person is dead and two others are in grave condition.

UPDATE: A media briefing was just held at the site of this morning's fire. Short on details, but more on official confirmation. One person is dead and that was confirmed by Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters. Two more people were injured with one being taken to Hopkins in Baltimore and in grave condition. Another was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained. All damage was contained to the rectory and no damage was reported to the church, which opened to the public in 1900. As for the rectory, the church's website states, "The original church rectory was built on Third Street in 1913, but was razed to the ground in 1973 to provide the site for the parish hall named in honor of Rev. William Dewees. A new rectory on Baltimore Avenue was completed in 1923 and now houses the parish’s offices." As reported earlier, the fire is believed to have originated in the Shepherd's Crook, a food pantry and clothing store that helps the homeless and others in need.

OC Fire Investigation Update
BREAKING NEWS: Editor Steve Green has learned from multiple sources that an unnamed individual was seen entering the rectory of the St. Paul’s By The Sea Episcopal Church this morning prior to the fire breaking out. Although the information is preliminary, reports are the individual was the source of the fire that damaged the rectory, located on Baltimore Avenue near 3rd Street.
The individual, who is believed to be a local and died in the blaze, reportedly entered the rectory with an unspecified amount of gasoline on his person. What happened next is unclear and under investigation, but the fire is believed to have been started by this person in one way or another. Whether it was intentional or accidental is unknown at this time, and police are investigating the matter currently and interviewing people with knowledge of the situation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6610.


UPDATE: The Episcopal Diocese of Easton has confirmed that St. Paul's Episcopal Church Rector David Dingwall is now in stable condition and has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Dingwall was injured in the fire at the church rectory this morning.

UPDATE: St. Paul's Rector Has Passed Away From Fire Injuries
The Episcopal Diocese of Easton is reporting, "It is with great sadness that we share with you that our brother in Christ, the Rev. David Dingwall, has died. Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him."

Coconut Oil: Can It Stop Alzheimer's?

When he was 53, Steve Newport began to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and kept getting worse ― until five years later, when his wife and caregiver, Dr. Mary Newport, discovered coconut oil. Within hours of taking a couple of tablespoons, he started to improve.

Steve’s memory improved, he was able to process information better, and he just seemed all-around more mentally sharp.

What If There Was a Cure?

Although it didn’t cure Steve of the disease, the benefits of coconut oil were so striking that Dr. Newport became an advocate, and found that it helped many other people in similar situations. She wrote a book, What If There Was a Cure? and helped to instigate a clinical trial at the University of South Florida.

The study, which will begin enrolling participants in early summer, is being led by David Morgan, a researcher who has studied Alzheimer’s for 25 years. Dr. Morgan is the CEO of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in Tampa, the largest center in the United States that both treats dementia patients and carries on clinical trials.

Local Group Wants State To Regulate Labs

A Frederick group wants the state to require registration or licensing of laboratories that work with potentially dangerous agents as a way to rein in the industry and protect public health.

Beth Willis, co-chairwoman of the Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee, filed a document Tuesday with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene urging regulation of labs in which workers handle potentially lethal agents and wear protective equipment in secure spaces to thwart breaches.

The state should require notification of any laboratory-acquired infections in workers, as well as require notification if the lab closes or moves, the two-page CLCAC document states, adding that such steps are small and appropriate. 

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Step Away From That Soda: Sugary Drinks Raise Cancer Risk For Women, Study Finds

Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer.

Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of the cancer, researchers found. But other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect. Nor did natural fruit juice, even though it’s full of naturally occurring sugars.

The findings fit in with other research linking sugar intake, obesity and a lack of exercise with the cancer, which kills more than 8,000 U.S. women a year.

“Other studies have shown increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has paralleled the increase in obesity. Obese women tend to have higher levels of estrogens and insulin than women of normal weight,” said Maki Inoue-Choi, who did the study while at the University of Minnesota and now is at the National Cancer Institute.

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10 Easy Crock-Pot Freezer Meals

A couple of months ago I started meal planning with crock-pot freezer meals. They have been a huge help and make dinner time not only easier but stress free. I no longer have to worry about what I am cooking last minute, or run to the store to grab take-out since we have nothing prepped at home. When we come home from sports or other activities, I know there is a warm meal all ready in the crock pot.

We recently used up all of our crock pot freezer meals so I decided to compile a new list of recipes to try. I tried to use ingredients that we already had in the pantry or fridge/freezer, and made a grocery shopping list of ingredients that I needed to pick up. I separated all of the ingredients on the counter, got all of the meat and veggies prepped, and prepared all 10 meals at one time. We have already enjoyed the Sweet & Sour Meatballs and Pineapple Chicken Burritos this week, both were a HUGE hit, and I can’t wait to give the rest a try.
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A Dangerous, Wrongheaded Deal

How the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

According to the interim agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran's notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions.

This appears to be an unfortunate case of history repeating itself. As happened with North Korea in 1994, fascination with the negotiation process has blinded American diplomats to the true nature of their negotiating partners. Substantive sanctions relief has been exchanged for vague promises that the growth of a nuclear program will be curbed.Press reports on that failed deal are ominously similar to what we are reading today:

"President Clinton on Tuesday approved a deal reached by U.S. negotiators in Geneva to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying the agreement ‘will make the United States, the Korean peninsula and the world safer'.... The accord, concluded Monday in Geneva, gives North Korea a series of economic and political benefits in exchange for promises to freeze and eventually dismantle its current nuclear facilities, which the CIA believes have been used to make the material for one to two nuclear weapons."

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TO ALL LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS

This Saturday is set up nation wide for people to support local businesses.

We at Salisbury News would like to participate by offering FREE advertising to any and all businesses who would like to promote their business on FRIDAY. 

We will publish business cards and or ads for any LOCAL business who would like to participate. So spread the word and enjoy the additional traffic. 

Please send all jpeg images to alberobutzo@wmconnect.com by Thursday evening and we will publish them Friday. Please put "LOCAL BUSINESS" in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Calling All Catholics

Area Catholics are being encouraged to fill out a questionnaire from the Vatican about the challenges facing married couples and families.

The survey is being done in advance of next year's Synod of Bishops which is going to focus on "Pastoral Challenges to the Family."

Archbishop William Lori tells WBAL Radio that the questionnaire is an innovative approach and he believes the Holy Father wanted to call the bishops from around the world to better understand the challenges facing families and married couples. "We are not getting ready to take a poll and determine the doctrine according to what the polls say," Lori says. He expects the survey will impact what pastoral outreaches are useful, how one might teach and preach.
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St. Pauls Fundraiser

St. Paul's by the Sea in Ocean City, MD suffered a tragic and deadly fire on the morning of November 26th. Please donate to assist.

On the morning of November 26th, a fire broke out in the rear office of St. Pauls by the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, MD. The fire quickly spread to the Shepherd's Crook Ministry offices and engulfed the building into flames.

The fire is believed to be responsible for the death of one individual at this time and two other individuals are currently in critical condition.

At the time of the fire, the church and Shepherd's Crook were preparing to package and deliver food and clothing to local homeless and needy families as part of their annual holiday food drive.

Any donations are appreciated and will go directly to St. Paul's by the Sea to disburse as needed.View more

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Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror

Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror:

A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. Nazi general Franz Halder also testified at the Nuremberg trials that Nazi leader Hermann Goering admitted to setting fire to the German parliament building, and then falsely blaming the communists for the arson

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing that the Soviet Union’s Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila in 1939, and declared that the fire originated from Finland as a basis launching the Winter War four days later

Israel admits that an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind “evidence” implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers, and several of the Israelis later confessed) (and see this and this)

The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister

True Cost Of The IRS

We don’t support the “Fair Tax” (which would basically swap the national income tax for a national sales tax) Or the “Flat Tax” (which would streamline America’s existing tax code). Both plans would be vast improvements over America’s current system, to be sure, but we don’t believe the revenue “lost” by eliminating the individual income tax needs to be replaced.

Can’t government just stop doing all the stuff it shouldn’t be doing instead?

Also, our guess is letting workers keep the $1.3 trillion in income tax collected during the most recent fiscal year would have provided a helluva lot more “stimulation” than perpetuating a bunch of failed welfare statism/ crony capitalism.

Anyway …

In making the argument against the Internal Revenue Service, lots of Fair Taxers (and Flat Taxers) like to refer to the agency’s annual budget of roughly $13 billion as evidence of money that could be saved by scrapping the current tax code.

They’re right … but only partly.

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Answer To Knockout Game? Natural Rights And The Second Amendment

In Lansing, Michigan, a man shot an attacker who tried to assault him with a malfunctioning taser.

A news report said the wounded youth was involved in “knockout,” a “game” played by teens. The object is to assault an unsuspecting victim and knock him or her unconscious. Several deaths have been attributed to the brutal pastime.

It may be quaint or nostalgic to think so, but individuals have a right to self defense. John Locke noted this in 1690 when he said every human in the state of nature has the power to kill a murderer and prevent others from inflicting injury. It is considered a natural right.

The natural right to self protection supersedes all other rights. It is considered the first right of nature. Natural and unalienable rights are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

“The framers would have thought it strange to believe that people could have no right of self defense, even after they enter into civil society. Remember, the right to life was considered inalienable,” writes Jim Lindgren. “Some 17th and 18th century commentators considered self defense to be, not only the permissible thing to do, but the morally required thing to do.”

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Yes, It Can . . . Be Repealed

If Obamacare produces as many losers as winners, its future will be in doubt.

Washington, D.C.
— “These people don’t understand what the government is trying to do for them,” said then-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dan Rostenkowski in August 1989, after senior citizens angry over a federal health-care law booed him and chased him down a Chicago street. That law was repealed a few months later by a Democratic Congress and a Republican president who had supported it just the year before.

Everything old is new again. We are starting to hear in D.C. that today’s unpopular health-care law might be in real trouble, spelled with a capital T, as The Music Manwould put it.

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Md. Test Exclusion Rate Raises Questions

When Maryland officials recently trumpeted the performance of their students on national reading tests, they failed to mention one thing: The state blocked more than half its English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking the test, students whose scores would have dragged down the results.

Maryland excluded 62 percent of students in two categories — learning-disabled and English learners — from the fourth-grade reading test and 60 percent of those students from the eighth-grade reading test.

The state led the nation in excluding students on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, posting rates that were five times the national average and more than double the rate of any other state. 

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Pending Home Sales Collapse At Fastest Pace Since April 2011, Drop To December 2012 Levels

Despite the downtick in rates for a month or two, the housing 'recovery' appears to have come to an end. This is the fifth consecutive monthly decline in pending home sales and even though a smorgasbord of Wall Street's best and brightest doth protest, it would appear the lagged impact of rising rates is with us for good (as the fast money has left the flipping building). This is the biggest YoY decline since April 2011 as NAR blameslow inventories and affordability for the poor performance. Perhaps more worrying for those still clinging to the hope that this ends well is the new mortgage rules in January that could further delay approvals.

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Family Of armed Robbery Suspect Annoyed That Bystander Shot Him

The family of an armed robbery suspect is ticked off that a “Good Samaritan” shot their kin while he attempted to rob a dollar store in Mobile, Ala.

According to the local Fox affiliate, the Good Samaritan says he shot 18-year-old Adric White in self defense:

The Good Samaritan, who we are not identifying, told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store.

“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the man. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”

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TheTiny Dot: WATCH AND LEARN

6th Grade Mississippi – “Only Do This Assignment In Class” and “Don’t Tell Your Parents”

6th Grade students given a rather concerning political identification assignment they are only allowed to do “in class”, along with an instruction “not to tell your parents about it”. Of course one of the Rebel Alliance members snuck the assignment sheet out of class and specifically told their mom/dad. Hence, you are now getting to review it. “Are You A Democrat Or Republican”?

(Tupelo Mississippi) While it is unclear if this is explicitly a Common Core assignment or not, a group of students today in Tupelo, MS had quite an interesting assignment. The sixth graders at Milam Elementary were given an assignment to do in class, and they were not to discuss this assignment with their parents.

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Ocean City Fire Department Responds to Fire in Church Rectory

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Ocean City Communications received a call for a fire at St. Paul’s by the Sea. Ocean City Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, which is located at 302 North Baltimore Avenue, and found fire coming from the rectory building upon their arrival.

The fire, which escalated to a third alarm, was under control shortly after the arrival of the fire department. Two victims were treated on scene for life-threatening injuries, one of which was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A third victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time. The Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are currently investigating the cause of the fire, which is unknown at this time. Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department at 410.723.6610.

BP At It Again

Two weeks before the 2010 Gulf oil disaster, BP was responsible for another toxic leak that lasted for forty days. Now, the oil giant is try to weasel out of liability for that event. According to a 2012 lawsuit filed by 48,000 Texas residents, a BP oil refinery in that state released more than 538,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into the air. And, the oil giant didn't tell residents who lived near that plant about the "toxic soup" of chemicals, including benzene and carbon monoxide, that they were exposed to. After finding out about the leak, and the health risks, the group of Texas residents sued BP, asking for $10 billion dollars in damages. Rather than pay for the harm that they caused, or even try to settle the lawsuits, BP is trying to expedite the claims, saying they're simply "clogging up the court." If BP cared about freeing up our court system, they certainly wouldn't be delaying claims related to the Gulf oil disaster, or asking courts to free them from a $9.2 billion dollar settlement in that case. The fact is, the oil giant shouldn't be excused from paying for any of the damages they cause. They have already privatized the gains, and we can't let them socialize the losses.

Police: Father Was Shooter In Md. Murder-Suicide

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says the father was the shooter in a murder-suicide last week that left three family members dead in their home near New Market.

Capt. Tim Clarke said Monday that 40-year-old Benyam Asefa (as-EF'-ah) and his 42-year-old wife Barbara Giomarelli started arguing Wednesday evening as she gave their 5-year-old daughter a bath.

Clarke says they took their disagreement downstairs to the kitchen, where Asefa shot Giomarelli with a registered, 9 mm handgun.

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Mo' Money Mo' Problems (Blame The Federal Reserve)

Ex-CIA Operative: Military Thwarted Obama’s Plans To Nuke/EMP America This Fall!

Dr. Jim Garrow, the same one that reported the death of Andrew Breitbart and Tom Clancy, came out as an ex CIA Agent recently. The same Jim Garrow that runs Pink Pagoda Girls that rescues young girls from death and abortion in China. He revealed in a November 18th Facebook message that among the top brass being purged, actually prevented President Obama from creating a series of ”False Flag” events this fall. One of the incidents was to be nuclear, the other was make a calculated crippling of the infrastructure of our country.

On November 19th, the entire posts, reposts, and comments were totally scrubbed by social media networks.and outlets. That evening he appeared on Full Contact with Eric Rush.

You can see his scrubbed messages to Facebook here:

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Republicans Got It Right About Obamacare: 5 Predictions That Turned Out To Be True

Republicans were right about Obamacare and Democrats were wrong. Before Obamacare was passed, when Democrats were telling the public that it would make health care cheaper, better, and would cure cancer right after it makes your bed in the morning and cuts your grass, Republicans were pointing out the very flaws that the American people are bitterly complaining about today. This is why we’re not going to help the Democrats “fix” Obamacare. The fact of the matter is that we’ve been right every step of the way so far and what we’re telling people is that the worst is yet to come. The only real way to “fix” this law is to repeal it. The people telling you that are the ones who pointed out all of these problems that the Democrats lied about and missed like…

1) The cost of insurance will go up:“There is nothing in the House or Senate bills that will enable Americans to have the kind of cost control that the President is promising. No matter how you look at this, health care costs both for individuals and for the country as a whole are going to increase.” — Senior Fellow for Health Policy Studies at Heritage, Robert Moffit in 2009

Once again, you can read it all here.

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In D.C.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

Once the tree is in place on the Capitol's west lawn Monday, organizers say it will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments from children across the country. A tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

The tree made stops in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland on its way to the nation's capital.
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Comcast Wants To Be Hated Even More, Adding $1.50 ‘Broadcast TV Fee’

In a move that is both hypocritical and underhanded, Comcast is reportedly adding a $1.50/month “Broadcast TV Fee” to some customers’ bills in 2014, pretty much putting a lock on the cable giant’s appearance in the next Worst Company In America tournament.

Let’s first look at the underhanded aspect of this nonsense fee. As anyone could have predicted by all the very public spats between broadcasters and cable operators in recent years, cable bills were destined to keep going up. And the $1.50 fee will indeed increase the amount billed to Comcast customers each month. But since this is a fee tacked on above the bill, the company may still be able to advertise the monthly rate without the fee. So this is an attempt to jack up your bill without being transparent about the total costs to potential subscribers.

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Delaware State Police Receives 8th Award For National Accreditation

Location:  Delaware State Police Headquarters Dover, Delaware

Resume: Dover-The Delaware State Police are pleased to announce that they have met the requirements of a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of law enforcement standards, and were accredited for the eighth time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on November 16, 2013.

In April 2013 a team of CALEA assessors examined all aspects of the Delaware State Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The assessors reviewed written materials and conducted interviews with troopers and members of the community to verify the department’s continued compliance. The Delaware State Police takes great pride in saying they are in compliance with over 460 standards. In the report, CALEA stated, “The agency’s recent accreditation award by the Commission is evidence of the Delaware State Police’s professional leadership and understanding of the importance of adherence to a body of standards for the purpose of continuous organization development and improvement. It was clear the Delaware State Police has institutionalized accreditation as management model, with a focus on remaining a highly professional public safety service provider.”

The Delaware State Police continued status as an accredited agency will assist the Division in meeting the needs of the citizens and visitors of the State of Delaware. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please visit their website at www.CALEA.org