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Monday, December 09, 2013

Government Sells Remaining Stake In GM

DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.

The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant on Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to save the dying automaker at the height of the financial crisis five years ago.

Without the bailout, the country would have lost more than a million jobs, and the economy could have slipped from recession into a depression, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on a conference call with reporters. 


A Local In Need Of Some Help

On December 8, 2013, A good friend of mine Amber Thomas bedroom caught on fire and she has nothing besides the clothes on her back. I am asking for donations of food, clothes, bed/bedding, gift cards, hygiene products.

Donations can be dropped off at the Oxford House, at 506 South Park Dr, Salisbury MD, 21804, 443-736-3250. Or contact Kristopher Dean at 443-754-4604.

Size 8 jeans, medium or large tops, and size six shoes

Texas Touts Law Protecting Christmas In Schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools -- and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.

Garnering national attention when it was approved by the Texas Legislature this past summer, the bipartisan law removes legal risks from exchanging holiday greetings in classrooms. It also protects symbols such as Christmas trees, menorahs or nativity scenes, as long as more than one religion is represented and a secular symbol such as a snowman is displayed.

The law's sponsor, Houston Republican Dwayne Bohac (BOH'-hak), said the law is meant to codify the religious freedoms of the First Amendment and keep "censorship of Christmas out of public schools."


Hooray for the attendant.
We should never, under any circumstances, give in to someone with a request like this.
They have no right to demand such a favor.

A 50-something year old Muslim man arrived at his seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat.

The seat was next to an elderly white woman reading her Bible.

Disgusted, the Muslim man immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat.

The man said "I cannot sit here next to this infidel."

The flight attendant said "Let me see if I can find another seat."

After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated "There are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class."

About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated "The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class.

It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class."

Before the irate Muslim man could say anything, the attendant gestured to the elderly woman and said,

"Therefore, madam, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person."

Passengers in the seats nearby began to applaud while some gave a standing ovation.

I say, can I get an Amen to that!

FBI Arrests Sheriff's Officials In L.A. County Jails Probe

FBI agents began arresting Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Monday as part of a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails, according to sources familiar with the arrests.

At least three people — including a lieutenant, a sergeant and a deputy — were taken into custody as part of a federal obstruction of justice probe into how sheriff's officials handled an FBI informant at the center of the jail investigation, one source familiar with the probe said.

More than a dozen officials are expected to be arrested, sources said.


Global-Warming ‘Proof’ Is Evaporating

The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way.

Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed.

Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I and others reviewed the entire hurricane record, which goes back over a century, and found no increase of any kind. Yes, we sometimes get bad storms — but no more frequently now than in the past. The advocates simply ignored that evidence — then repeated their false claims after Hurricane Sandy last year.



MSNBC’s Toure on Sunday tweeted that CNN anchor Don Lemon is part of a group of “white leaders” after his advice earlier this year for black men to pull up their pants and make other changes in their lives.

Toure, a co-host on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” is black, as is Lemon. Toure later clarified that “white leaders,” in which he lumped together Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Lemon, means “leaders of white people.”

Toure got started on the topic after talking about the level of gun violence in the U.S., including “white-on-white” violence.

Why Are Key Obama Policies Shrouded In Secrecy?

“Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.” — Lord Acton

Image: Barack Obama (Wikimedia Commons).

Barack Obama campaigned for president promising to usher in an era of transparency in government. That promise stands next to you “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” in the Barack Obama Presidential Hall of Shame.

One of the most egregious examples of President Obama’s duplicity is the way he and his administration have responded to the roster of revelations that have come from the leaks of documents defining the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Not only has the president been called out on his support of secrecy at home, but leaders around the globe have turned on him, as well, after learning that American snoops have been monitoring their phone calls for years.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 12-9-2013

(Snow Hill) Today, Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason announced a new initiative to combat crimes against children by partnering with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

The ICAC Task Force was created to help Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children. The Program is funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

​​“The ICAC Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 3,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies”, said Sheriff Mason, “…and we join these agencies who are actively engaged in proactive, forensic investigations, and criminal prosecutions.”

The new system employs a meta data crawler to search for potential Child Pornography being disseminated in Worcester County and the surrounding area. Once evidence is located, further investigation is required to identify violators and make criminal arrests. Sheriff Mason and Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby look to their affiliation with the ICAC Task Force to further strengthen the fight against child abusers and exploiters in Worcester County.

“This new tool furthers the mission of Worcester County’s Child Advocacy Center,” said State’s Attorney Ogelsby. “It allows law enforcement to take a proactive stand against those who prey upon our most vulnerable population…our children”.

In 2009, the first ever Child Advocacy Center was opened in Worcester County staffed by a Worcester County Sheriff’s Detective, an Assistant State’s Attorney, and members of the Maryland Department of Social Services. It has provided a safe environment for the victims of child abuse to be interviewed and for a coordinated effort to take place which minimizes potential trauma to victims of abuse.

By joining the ICAC Task force, Sheriff Mason, State’s Attorney Oglesby, and the Worcester County Government have strengthened their fight against child abuse.

The State Causes The Poverty It Later Claims To Solve

If one looks at the current paper money system and its negative social and social-political effects, the question must arise: where are the protests by the supporters and protectors of social justice? Why don’t we hear calls to protest from politicians and social commentators, from the heads of social welfare agencies and leading religious leaders, who all promote the general welfare as their mission?

Presumably, the answer is that many have only a weak understanding of the role of money in an economy with a division of labor, and for that reason, the consequences of today’s paper money system are being widely overlooked.

The current system of fractional reserve banking and central banking stands in stark opposition to a market economy monetary regime in which the market participants could decide themselves, without state pressure or coercion, what money they want to use, and in which it would not be possible for anyone to expand the money supply because they simply choose to do so.


Republicans Soar Above Democrats In National House Races

Judging by HuffPo's latest polls, the current administration is going to need a bigger boat (of vote-garnering transfer payments) to stand a chance in 2014... or, of course, we see another epic fail in January when the debt-ceiling debacle rears its (mostly ignored by the stock market) head and once again the Republicans are painted into an awkwardly responsible corner. One thing is clear, the voters are becoming less 'entrenched' in their faith in hope-and-change (or more distracted from their dismal reality).


Obamas, Bushes Fly Together To Mandela's Memorial Service

President Obama, former president George W. Bush and their wives departed Washington Monday morning on Air Force One on their way to a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama are being accompanied by Mr. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the flight to Johannesburg. A four-hour memorial service will be held on Tuesday for South Africa’s first black president.

Mr. Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95.


Tribute To Roscoe Bartlett

Bulletin From The National Weather Service

Wicomico County Emergency Services - DES

On Monday December 9, 2013 at 3 p.m. the Department of Emergency Services received a bulletin from the National Weather Service in reference to a winter weather forecast to impact Wicomico County on Tuesday December 10, 2013.

Precipitation will begin as sleet mixed with snow around daybreak Tuesday, changing over to all snow by mid morning. Accumulations of 1-3 inches with isolated spots of up to 4 inches of snow inland. Temperatures at or just above freezing in the morning will fall to freezing temperatures in the afternoon. Temperatures Tuesday night will be in the low to mid 20’s. The snow fall is predicted to end around 5 p.m.

The Department of Emergency Services will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with representatives of the National Weather Service. Additional bulletins will be issued if necessary.

Clayton Man Arrested For Sixth Offense DUI

Location: Holly Hill Estates, Smyrna, DE

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 12:42 p.m.

Defendants, Charges, and Bail Information:
Thomas Kelly, 59, of Clayton, DE
Sixth Offense DUI
Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
Committed to James T. Vaught Correctional Center on $7,601 secured bail.

Smyrna – A Clayton man was charged with sixth offense DUI yesterday afternoon.

The incident started at 12:42 p.m. when Troopers were called to a residence on Hemlock Way in the Holly Hill Estates mobile home park in reference to an intoxicated disorderly person, identified as Thomas Kelly, 59. As a responding Trooper entered the mobile home park he spotted Kelly leaving in a 2001 Chevrolet Venture. The Trooper pulled in front of the Venture in order to get it to stop, and contacted Kelly.

Kelly initially turned off the vehicle and was cooperative. However, as he talked to the Trooper, he started the vehicle and began to shift the transmission into drive. The Trooper reached into the vehicle to turn it off, and engaged in a brief struggle with Kelly, who tried to stop the Trooper. Ultimately, the Trooper was able to take Kelly into custody.

Kelly was transported to Troop 9. A search incident to arrest resulted in the discovery of a small glass pipe with crack cocaine reside in Kelly's sock. Kelly was charged with sixth offense DUI, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to have insurance identification in possession. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $7,601 secured bail.

Greene Turtle Locals Christmas Party 12/10/13

The Original Greene Turtle (116th Street) will hold their annual locals christmas party on Tuesday December 10, 2013 starting at 4pm. Toys and Donations will be collected for the US Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" and for the Ocean City Police Department's Toy Drive.

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post.

The memos, which come from a government involved in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, detail continued disputes in the talks over the deal. The documents reveal broad disagreement over a host of key positions, and general skepticism that an agreement can be reached by year-end. The Obama administration has urged countries to reach a deal by New Year's Day, though there is no technical deadline.

One memo, which was heavily redacted before being provided to HuffPost, was written ahead of a new round of talks in Singapore this week. Read the full text of what HuffPost received here. (Note: Ellipses indicate redacted text. Text in brackets has been added by a third party.) Another document, a chart outlining different country positions on the text, dates from early November, before the round of negotiations in Salt Lake City, Utah. View the chart here. HuffPost was unable to determine which of the 11 non-U.S. nations involved in the talks was responsible for the memo.

The Disturbing Reason 97% Of Federal Drug Defendants Plead Guilty

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has a disturbing report alleging the U.S. government essentially forces drug defendants to either plead guilty or rot in prison for an insane amount of time.

In the report, called "An Offer You Can't Refuse," HRW looks into the unsettling reasons why a whopping 97% of federal drug defendants plead guilty and never go to trial.

Here's how prosecutors generally get those guilty pleas, according to the report. Prosecutors often charge drug defendants with crimes that carry high mandatory minimum sentences — meaning judges will have to mete out harsh sentences if they're found guilty.

(Attorney General Eric Holder recently ordered prosecutors to stop charging defendants in a way that triggers mandatory minimums, but his directive doesn't apply to all drug defendants. Holder's policy may also go away with a new administration.)


SPD Press Release 12-9-13


WASHINGTON – If you thought Obamacare could not get any more unattractive to an increasingly skeptical American public, think again.

A new report by the Financial Times reveals major hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centers, are excluded from insurance plans being offered over Obamacare’s troubled online exchanges.

Health-care exchanges in New York, Texas and California, according to the report, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

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Tests show presence of coliform bacteria in water

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. We took SIX samples in November 2013. FOUR of the SIX samples showed the presence of Total Coliform bacteria. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may test positive for total coliform bacteria.

What This Means

This is not an emergency. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves.
Coliforms are bacteria, which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems. Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the system’s treatment or distribution systems.
You may drink the water. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

Steps We Are Taking

Dorchester County Public Schools completed chlorination on the well system at North Dorchester Middle and High Schools on November 29th after testing revealed a trace of Coliforms in the water system. As directed by the Maryland Department of the Environment, the system was tested again on December 5th and five samples were taken, three out of five samples tested positive for Coliforms. Dorchester County Public Schools will continue under the direction of MDE to follow all procedures and recommendations to treat the water system at both sites. Testing will occur again in December.

For more information, please contact Patrick Murphy Maintenance Manager Dorchester County Public Schools. 410-901-6947

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

State Water System ID# 109-0010. Date distributed: 12/6/13



The starting running back for an Anne Arundel County high school football team doesn’t like world history, wears a hoodie to class and is soft spoken. He also has a probation officer right down the hall.

Through a state-funded program called Spotlight on Schools, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services places case managers within 65 middle and high schools across the state, which probation officers believe increases graduation rates by providing close monitoring and support for students in the juvenile justice system.

“The ultimate goal is to keep them in school,” said Shannon Hazard, the football player’s caseworker who has worked in the high school for three years. “I have daily check-ins with the students and monitor everything from behavior to grades, to be aware of everything that is going on.”

America....Our Stolen Country-Part I


Chapter I

"No person, except a natural-born citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President."

Article II,Section I-US Constitution

Approximately 233 years ago our Revolutionary War began. When it ended, the United States of America was born, liberty proclaimed and laws enacted under the new Constitution. At that time, John Jay wisely convinced George Washington to include in the Constitution the Article II, Section 1 provision limiting the Presidency and Vice-Presidency to natural-born American citizens, so that no one with a dual-nationality or other foreign allegiance (British, for example) could adversely affect the governance of our Country, a provision casually ignored by many in today's political arena who treat Article II,Section I (as well as other parts of our Constitution) as "throwaway" pieces of legislation if they conflict with one's ambition.

By deliberately deceiving and lying to America and preventing access to virtually every document bearing his name, plus criminally offering a false " Certification of Live Birth (COLB) and a later false 2011 Certificate of Live Birth as proof of eligibility, Obama has demonstrated that he doesn't attempt to secure copies of documents from the issuing entities. Instead, new ones are created just for him. He has "cloaked" truth in secrecy and stolen a Presidency! Recently, on a National TV "open" mike, all America accidentally overheard him telling his subordinates to "find a way around The Constitution." Apparently, they succeeded. This from a man who, when inaugurated, swore under oath to defend that same Constitution. Today, our Constitutional liberty is sorely threatened. What John Jay feared has arrived, in the person of Barack Obama!

The year is 2008 AD. To support his claim of being a "natural-born" American citizen it's odd that Obama was aware of a status which today's judges cannot find anyone with "standing" to challenge. Obama, former Constitutional teacher, allowed his COLB, with but 13 points of information, to be posted on the Daily Kos website, while fully aware that only a long-form "Certificate of Live Birth", requiring approx. 41 points of information, was valid for one seeking The Presidency.Included in the approx. 28 missing points on his COLB were the birth certificate number(blacked out), Hospital name, Physician and birth witnesses. Now there's transparency! Though all COLB's specifically warn "Any alteration invalidates this Certificate" Obama criminally used his COLB to steal the Presidency!

Though his COLB was ineligible and promptly identified as fraudulent by many computer experts, his deception continued until April,2011. During that time many lawsuits, unreported by the Media, challenged his eligibility. Most were dismissed as having "no standing", against plaintiffs who did have "standing". They were standing up for our Constitution!

Not once did Obama offer to produce a valid "Certificate of Live Birth", even when subpoenaed by Courts. America believed we were electing a president. Apparently Obama believed he had been crowned a King. He would sacrifice (and he did) any person or expense to prevent professional scrutiny of his COLB.Why would he not release a Health Dept. "Certificate of Live Birth copy, a simple solution to a serious challenge....unless he feared the consequences of disclosure and, as his subsequent actions confirmed, was now experiencing that fear? Also, not incidentally, one Federal Judge even dismissed a case by claiming Obama had been "thoroughly vetted and massaged by America's vigilant citizenry during his two year Presidential campaign" whereas, in fact, Presidential vetting is not exercised by "America's vigilant citizenry" but by elected representatives charged with obeying the Constitution. Sadly, they ignored their responsibility.


When more and more people challenged Barack Obama's presidential eligibility the limited value of a COLB became too obvious even for Obama. It was a document which, even if authentic, could only bestow a "naturalized citizenship" status at best. It could help one obtain a passport, social security number or even to seek a license to drive a car....but not a NATION. Obama knew this, yet allowed the deception to continue. If his COLB truly matched a Hawaiian Health Dept.copy, as he previously claimed, it would make both documents COLB's, and both unacceptable for Presidential aspirants. Please reflect on that last sentence. Does anyone still wonder why Obama will not allow Hawaii to release a presumed copy for scrutiny?

Obama, his staff, former Press Sec'y Robert Gibbs and the Major Media outlets keep citing his COLB as proof of eligibility to this day. Realizing his attempt to deceive America with this document was failing, Obama immediately refused to allow any documents concerning his birth, schooling,etc. to be disclosed to anyone. His "transparency" consisted of only allowing a document which he, Obama, allowed to be viewed while never allowing direct access to the Hawaiian Health Dept. His secrecy seduced our Nation! Something, however, arose in 2010-2011 which forced Obama to change his defense of his "claimed" eligibility....

to be continued below...


By Robert Quinn
Chapter 1
"The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are
those with something to hide."
Barack Obama - to Newsday, Aug. 22, 2010, NY

With the above words Barack Obama has indicted himself. In my previous letter I mentioned how Obama used his "Certification of Live Birth"(COLB),posted on a website,to deceptively claim for over two years that it confirmed his American natural-born citizenship status, as well as his Presidential eligibility status. In actual fact,his COLB had quickly been "branded" fraudulent by one computer expert after another. Even as he sequestered all his records from public viewing he was faced with a new threat. Individual States began considering requiring proof of Presidential eligibility from all candidates, in the form of a Certificate of Live Birth.

In 2009, to quell growing suspicions challenging his eligibility, and even his Country of Birth, Obama publically displayed,not a valid birth certificate, but a letter sent to Kapi' olaniMedical Center in Hawaii, stating that he was born there. How thoughtful-now even the Hospital would know. Actually, when Hawaiian State Senator Sam Sloan asked to view "baby" Obama's valid birth certificate the Hospital's Chief Operating Officer, Martha Stewart, would only confirm that a copy of Obama's above-mentioned letter (not a birth certificate) "hangs in the Administrative Section, away from public view and the original of it is stored in safe-keeping and protection" but she would not allow him to view it nor would she acknowledge the existence of a birth certificate of any kind in the Hospital's possession. Coincidentally, some Obama family members even claimed he was born in Queens Medical Center(Hawaii). In reality, a damning fact stands out. To this day, not one Hawaiian Hospital claims to be Obama's birth hospital. I repeat-not one! So much for the "vetting" process he and his defenders claim he underwent! Incidentally, I hope the Media's Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, Chris Matthews,etc. absorb those words. In a desperate effort to make Obama's eligibility appear legitimate, fraudulent documents were fabricated....and I mean "fabricated".

Chapter 2


Obama travels over the Country speaking to minority students who desperately seek financial aid for higher education and a better life (deservedly), yet he ignored a long-standing offer of the Globe Magazine to give him $100,000 to assist those students in return for producing a valid "Certificate of Live Birth". Again, a simple request....repaid with silence, an Obama trademark. His mantra seems to be:"if responding would threaten my legitimacy, I won't respond." ....and so he hasn't. Whose loss is it ? The students and our Country. Who cares? everyone but Obama. Having spent an estimated 3-5 million dollars (not including costs to the taxpayors) in legal fees to hide any information about himself should convince anyone that Obama very much fears disclosure! Is the name Barry Sortoro soon to come out of mothballs? A valid "Certificate of Live Birth", if any ever existed, would have saved Obama and our Country millions and the discord which he has caused.

I believe that the old adage about the tortoise and the hare is rapidly unfolding and that's why we should stand firm in exposing the deception which Obama has unleashed on America. Consider: when he released his COLB he said it matched the Hawaiian Health Dept. birth certificate. If so, that would make both COLB's, and, therefore, both ineligible. Two years later (April,2011), he then claimed that Hawaii "providentially" located and released to him a long-form Certificate of Live Birth which he started touting as a new proof of his eligibility. Incredible....a birth document never before seen, used or even mentioned suddenly appears! How little Obama must think of the American intelligence.His claim now would mean that the Hawaiian Health Dept. now has not one but two different copies of birth: a COLB and a long-form Certificate of Live Birth, both of which, by the way were overwhelmingly declared fraudulent by experts. Please stay tuned for more gets worse and sadder! 

(to be continued.)

6 Scientific Reasons To Eat Eggs

Eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as "nature's multivitamin."

They also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people are deficient in.

Here are 6 reasons why eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet.
1. Whole Eggs Are Among The Most Nutritious Foods on Earth

One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. Just imagine… the nutrients in there are enough to turn a single fertilized cell into an entire baby chicken.

Eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients. One large egg contains (1):
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 7% of the RDA.
Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body… including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, Folate and many more.

A large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates. It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein.

Bottom Line: Whole eggs are incredibly nutritious, containing a very large amount of nutrients compared to the calorie load. The nutrients are found in the yolks, while the whites are mostly protein.


Fed Pullback More Likely As Economy Adds 203,000 Jobs

The Labor Department reported the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, in line with the progress of recent months.

Overall, the economy should be stronger in 2014, permitting the Federal Reserve to ease back on monthly bond purchases and let longer term interest rates rise modestly.

These purchases of government securities lowered mortgage rates and made home buying easier. These have helped push up housing values — and stock prices, too. These have had their desired effect, and now new ways to stimulate the economy must be found.


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The Fed Turns 100: A Survey Of The Critics

End America’s central bank because it caused the crashes of 2008, 1987, and 1929 and will blunder again.

That’s what many critics are saying about the Federal Reserve System (the Fed), which turns 100 on December 23. They note that on the Fed’s watch America has endured numerous bubbles, crashes, and inflationary cycles that have greatly devalued the dollar. The Fed, they say, has caused or aggravated several crashes.

“The Fed’s performance over the century has been abysmal, no matter how you look at it,” says Professor Joseph Salerno, a business professor and monetary expert at Pace University.

“If you say the goal of the Fed was to prevent calamities, then you have to say that it has been a failure,” says William A. Fleckenstein, a hedge fund manager and the author of Greenspan’s Bubbles.

Fleckenstein says he’s seen two bubbles over the past quarter century. He also believes that, under the Fed’s system of easy money, of interest rates of close to zero percent over the past few years that, “the Fed is once again creating a bubble.” The Fed should be abolished, he adds, because it has no accountability for its mistakes.

The length of the Fed’s charter is indefinite, said Fed sources, who would only speak on background. And that is generally the only way Fed sources will speak when asked about the bank’s current policies or historical record.


Islamic Jihad On Christian Nuns: A History

Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western "mainstream" -- little acquainted with true history or reality -- dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details:

Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier forced to convert to Islam or die]... "Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this afternoon [Dec. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious," Mgr Zenari said .... Neither the nuncio nor the Greek Orthodox Church know [the] reason behind the kidnapping.

The "reason behind the kidnapping"? Sexual abuse and rape certainly should not be discounted, as these have been the lot of thousands of women abducted by U.S.-sponsored "freedom fighters" in Syria. Indeed, a new report issued by the National Reconciliation Commission in Syria states that some 37,000 women have been raped since the war started.


How I Learned My History

I’ve recently received requests for history book recommendations. I know I’m leaving out a lot, but I think I’ve compiled a good starter list.

So, without further ado:

General Histories (covering large sections of history):

The Evolution of Civilizations, by Carroll Quigley. An excellent look back – all the way to the Ice Age and even further.

The Third Wave, by Alvin Toffler. Examines human civilization from its origins to what’s coming next. Chapters 1-10 are a brilliant must read, but the rest of the book is dated and unnecessary.

The State, by Franz Oppenheimer. A serious look at the institution of the State.

The Collapse of Complex Societies, by Joseph Tainter. How centralization has destroyed culture after culture.

Art: A New History, by Paul Johnson. A superb history of art and all that pertains to it, from the beginning of human history.


I 3D-Printed An AR-15 Assault Rifle — And It Shoots Great!

Last week, Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to pass a 3D-Printer gun ban. Some critics feel that the city was premature given the state of 3D printing technology. Others believe that this preemptive measure will help that city get ahead of creative criminals. Many lawmakers are asking themselves: how real is the threat and how realistic is it to restrict the printing of 3D guns?

Consumer 3D printing has recently been enabled as a feasible activity, with the arrival of printers ranging in price from $300-$4,000 from companies such as Makerbot, Cubify, Flashforge, TypeA Machines, and Solidoodle. But the current generation of machines are still not reliable nor easy to use and they have very little embedded systems support from computers and software. It is still considered a hobby activity, much as personal computers were in 1978 when Apple, Commodore, and Radio Shack introduced the first consumer computers.



KENNEDYVILLE- After 18 years of rubbing elbows with politicians in Washington, former Republican congressman Wayne Gilchrest has returned to his roots as an educator, building bamboo fishing poles with students on the Eastern Shore.

The once clean-shaven, suit-clad Republican congressman has transformed into an outdoorsman — bearded, dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans.

A cardboard box full of animal bones and skulls, found by his students, sits in the bed of his black Toyota pickup truck. He spends his days hiking, canoeing and fishing on a stretch of more than 1,000 acres of public land.

Gowdy To Liberal Law Prof: If Obama Can Ignore Parts Of ObamaCare, Could He Ignore Election Laws Too?

The post on Jonathan Turley’s testimony at yesterday’s House hearing was well received, so here’s another seven minutes on executive power grabs from the same proceeding. Simple question from Gowdy to the legal panel: How far can Obama go? Now that he’s claimed the royal prerogative to not enforce immigration law against young illegals, not enforce O-Care’s employer mandate against businesses, and not enforce the new rules about “essential benefits” against insurers who un-cancel old plans, what else can he choose not to enforce? If Congress imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for certain offenses, presumably Obama could refuse to enforce that by granting blanket commutations for thousands of people convicted of those offenses. Presumably he could also refuse to enforce election laws. Why not? What’s the limiting principle?


Route 1 Traffic Stop Results In Large Cocaine Seizure

Location: Delaware Route 1 southbound by Pole Bridge Road, Middletown, DE

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013, at 3:05 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
Bilal Jones, 23, of North Plainfield, NJ (no photo available)
Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
Failure to Signal a Lane Change
Released after posting $25,001 secured bail.

Middletown – A New Jersey man was arrested Friday after Troopers located a large amount of cocaine in his vehicle.

The incident occurred at 3:05 p.m. when two Troopers patrolling Route 1 in the area of Pole Bridge Road noticed a southbound 2003 Hyundai Sonata change lanes without properly displaying a turn signal. When the Troopers stopped the vehicle they smelled marijuana, which the occupants admitted to smoking prior to the stop.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a vacuum-sealed bag containing 261 grams of cocaine. The bag was found in the vehicle's trunk.

The driver of the vehicle, Bilal Jones, 23, was taken into custody and transported to Troop 9, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and failure to signal a lane change. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute, and released after posting $25,001 secured bail. The passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

America’s Prisons Are Overflowing With 'The Lowest Fruit In Drug Conspiracies'

Human Rights Watch's new report on plea bargains has a disturbing explanation for why the federal prison in America population has swelled to such a ridiculous degree since 1980.

Between 1980 and 2013, the number of jailed federal drug defendants rose from 4,749 to 100,026 — more than 2,000%. As of this fall, according to HRW, 50.1% of all federal prisoners were doing time for drugs.

The ugly truth some people don't realize is many of these drug dealers are the lowest guys on the totem pole who didn't have info they could trade for a favorable plea agreement.


ALERT: You Are Peeling Oranges Wrong

How do we know you are peeling oranges wrong? Because you're peeling them at all.

Since citrus season is about to get into full swing, we should really be eating oranges correctly. We're already well-acquainted with having a tiny bit of clementine skin stuck under our fingernails (I may or may not have some there as I type this), and the season only just got started. Sometimes you stumble upon a photo that immediately makes you feel like a total idiot. That is exactly what happened when we saw this photo from Sara at JewelPie.


Ping Pong Summer To Premiere At Sundance

OCEAN CITY- George Rush, the producer of “Ping Pong Summer,” announced on Wednesday the movie filmed in Ocean City will be heading to the big screen to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18.

This year’s festival will mark the world premiere of “Ping Pong Summer,” written and directed by Maryland native Michael Tully. The film is a coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1985, about a ping pong-obsessed teenage boy on a family vacation to Ocean City.

Tully first started writing the script his senior year in high school and has been working on it for over 20 years now. He is from Mt. Air, Md., and vacationed regularly with his family in Ocean City growing up.


Bateman On Guns - It's Time We Talk About Guns

We crossed the line some time ago, it has just taken me a while to get around to the topic. Sadly, that topic is now so brutally evident that I feel shame. Shame that I have not spoken out about before now -- shame for my country, shame that we have come to this point. One story tripped me.

A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.

People, it is time to talk about guns.

My entire adult life has been dedicated to the deliberate management of violence. There are no two ways around that fact. My job, at the end of the day, is about killing. I orchestrate violence.


A Doctor Finally Sues On Obamacare

While Washington engaged in faux drama of shutdown-and-defund in October, one Boca Raton doctor did more than any D.C. politician to challenge Obama’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Dr. Larry Kawa, an orthodontist who lives in South Florida, filed suit “against the U.S. Department of Treasury, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, the Internal Revenue Service and IRS Acting Director Daniel Werfel challenging the Obama administration’s decision to delay the enactment of the so-called ‘employer mandate’ provision of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said Judicial Watch in a press release.

Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog that investigates charges of public corruption, is litigating on behalf of Kawa.


New Battlefront Emerges In War Between Republicans, Tea Party

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new push to get involved in Republican primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.

Chris Chocola, the club’s president, said the battle between the chamber, which he said advocates big business, and the rank-and-file free-market conservatives whom his group represents is well underway as Republicans try to field their candidates for the 2014 congressional elections.

The latest fight is shaping up in Idaho, where the chamber announced this week that it will run ads defending incumbent Rep. Michael K. Simpson, a Republican, against a challenge by lawyer Bryan Smith. The club has endorsed Mr. Smith.


Relaxed Vermont Pot Laws May Lead To Legalization

Yaël Ossowski – In July of this year, Vermont lawmakers took a bold step.

They removed criminal penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Now, 5 months later, decriminalization of pot is generally judged to be a great success in the Green Mountain State, a sentiment which could push Vermont to be the third state in the union to legalize marijuana outright.

“It’s clear that the sky hasn’t fallen since marijuana possession became a fine-only offense in Vermont,” said Matt Simon, legislative analyst at the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to reforming marijuana prohibition.

“So far the effects appear to have been entirely positive. Rather than arresting individuals who possess small amounts of marijuana, police are now simply writing them tickets,” he told Vermont Watchdog.


Army Officer: We Will Pry Your Guns From Your Cold, Dead Fingers

Lt. Gov. Brown Takes Heat On Obamacare

Let’s face it: Maryland dropped the ball on implementing Obamacare. To date the rollout has been a failure. Thirty-seven hundred sign-ups since October 1. That’s pathetic.

Who bears ultimate responsibility?

Let’s start at the top with Gov. Martin O’Malley and his designated point man on the healthcare rollout, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Ever since 2010, Brown has promoted his leadership role in the Obamacare implementation.

The lieutenant governor co-chairs the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council responsible for spending $173 million in federal funds on an internet signup website.


DHS CHECKPOINTS Begin At Ferry Crossings In TX

10 Ways To Make Your Computer Run Faster

Many people will be planning on upgrading their laptop or PC this Christmas, but here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase

1) Uninstall unused programs

New PCs come with a whole load of programs you will never use, and you probably don’t even know they exist.

Some programs even run background processes when you load your computer, even though you are not using them.

To remove all these pointless programs, open the Control Panel’s Programs and Features page, and have a trawl through the list of installed software. Uninstall those that you do not need, while being careful to leave programs your computer’s hardware needs (typically their publisher will be listed as the PC maker’s name or as Microsoft).

If you are still unsure about which programs to use, try a third-party called such as PC Decrapifier– it’s free for non-commercial use – which should tell you which programs you don’t want or need.


The Mobsters Meet This Monday

Politicians in the City of Newark are acting like cutthroat mobsters, and their actions could affect every citizen in the State of Delaware.

There are real problems facing the city, but the new mayor and the city council are still dedicated to lining their pockets with cash — as well as the pockets of well-connected corporations.

The Newark City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall, this Monday, December 9, at 7p.m.

On the meeting agenda, there are three items that need to be defeated:
Water rate hikes
Rain tax
Increase in pay for the mayor and council

After hammering the citizens with an unproven, costly, and unnecessary deal with Honeywell Corporation to install new meters last year, the council increased electric rates earlier this year.

Then they increased their pensions.

Now, not only is the Newark City Council and the new mayor planning to stiff taxpaying citizens with a 7.2% increase to their water rate, but they also want to make even more money for all of this fine work.

And the icing on the cake? A rain tax…

You may have heard about the rain tax in our neighboring state of Maryland. Literally, it’s a tax on the rain that runs off of the land of each property.


The Real US Unemployment Rate: 11.5%

While it may appear at first glance that the first chart below shows just one data series, what we have shown are two data sets: one presents, on an inverted axis, the Civilian Employment-to-Population rate, which unlike the unemployment rate as a fraction of the labor force (most recently printing at just 7%), has barely budged since the Lehman collapse. The other data set shows what an implied unemployment rate as calculated by Zero Hedge would be assuming a long-term average of 65.8% worker labor participation rate.

As we reported earlier, according to the BLS this number most recently was 63.0%: a 20 bps rebound from the 35 year low posted in October, but still woefully wrong. The chart shows much more accurately what the real unemployment rate would be when looking at the overall noninstitutional population instead of the ever rising amount of Americans who for one reason or another are not in the labor force.


SFD Calls For Service 12-08-13

  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 20:47:08Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 20:02:29Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 17:50:02Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 16:58:23Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 16:51:04Nature: Psychiatric EmergencyCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 16:35:40Nature: Emergency UnknownCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 16:10:55Nature: Lines DownAddress: 211 Tilghman St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 13:14:58Nature: Diabetic DifficultyCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 12:55:06Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 12:04:09Nature: SeizureCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 11:38:12Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 09:53:50Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Fruitland
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 09:46:38Nature: Structure FireAddress: 114 Louise Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 09:46:37Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 07:15:02Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday December, 8 2013 @ 02:11:00Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury

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