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Monday, March 31, 2014

Why Gmail And Other E-mail Services Aren't Really Free

Gmail doesn't cost any money to use, but it's not free.

Google's popular online e-mail service, which turns 10 Tuesday, may not charge for its Gmail accounts. But the company is still collecting payment in the form of massive amounts of personal information about the people who use it.

With an estimated 500-plus million users, Gmail has grown to dominate the Web-mail world. It has also repeatedly found itself in hot water over privacy. Gmail is facing multiple privacy lawsuits in the United States and Europe, some accusing the company of illegal wiretapping for scanning the content of e-mails.

Google reported $16.86 billion in revenues for the last quarter of 2013 alone. One way it makes money from Gmail is by automatically scanning and indexing messages and using the data it mines to show relevant ads to its users.
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Top 10 crazy tax deductions

From hermit crab food and Viagra to a toupee and scuba trips, taxpayers (try to) deduct the wildest things.

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State Department to Spend $400K on Something So Outlandish It Even Left the Seller ‘Surprised’

The State Department is planning to spend $400,000 to purchase a fiberglass statue of a white camel for a new U.S. embassy being built in Pakistan, BuzzFeed first reported Monday, citing contracting records.

The sculpture, by artist John Baldessari, is of a life-size ablino camel staring upward at the eye of a huge needle.

“A life-size dromedary with its neck extended inquisitively eyes a super-sized needle in a way which makes the viewer think it could actually pass through the needle’s eye,” described Hall Wines, which has a copy of the piece on display. “The colorless beast with striking blue eyes is simultaneously intriguing and peculiar especially when stripped of its pigment and fur.”
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IRS stonewalls probe of tea party targeting emails

The Internal Revenue Service’s tea party targeting program is still withholding approval of 19 organizations’ nonprofit status, nearly a year after the scandal was revealed, the agency’s commissioner testified Wednesday to Congress — where he faced fierce criticism from lawmakers who said he is stonewalling.

John Koskinen, the man President Obama tapped to clean up the embattled agency, also said it will take years to respond to all of the document requests from Congress. He told Congress that even complying with a subpoena for emails from just a handful of key employees couldn’t be done before the end of this year because it takes time to have attorneys delete protected taxpayer information.

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OBAMA’S EPA RAIDED ANOTHER AMMO COMPANY ALLEGING “ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS”

Environmental Protection Agency and FBI agents raided the ammunition company USA Brass over alleged “environmental violations” early Thursday morning.

NBC Montana was tipped off by witnesses that federal investigators were there until at least 4 a.m. on Thursday. Federal agents could be seen going through the company’s building and taking items to a truck parked outside. EPA lead criminal investigator Bert Marsden said that the agency was looking into alleged “environmental violations” by USA Brass.

“We are investigating alleged violations of environmental law,” Marsden said on Thursday. “An investigation takes as long as it takes, and I can’t provide any details as it relates to that.”
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Russian News reader can't keep a straight face while breaking the news of the death of Fred Phelps

Dog Rescued From Sinkhole In Frederick

Samantha, a 14-year-old Lhasa apso with normally snow-white fur, was brown and shaking when she emerged from a sinkhole in the early afternoon hours of a snowy Sunday.

Samantha had been trapped underground for nearly eight hours after she fell into the hole, just steps from Susanne Geary's back porch.

Geary had taken Samantha into the backyard at about 7 a.m. when she suddenly realized the dog, which stands barely a foot off the ground and is deaf and blind, was no longer by her side.

“I was looking at the bird feeder and the next thing I knew, she was gone,” Geary said Sunday evening.
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JUST IN: FBI, Military Hunt Ex-Army Recruit Suspected Of Plotting 'Ft. Hood-Inspired Jihad'

The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers," FoxNews.com has learned.

The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his "intention to commit jihad." Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.

Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.
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DO YOU KNOW 50's CARS ??

All right you older whipper-snappers,

let's see how you do.

Be honest with yourself....no cheating.

The average score is 73%

This will really rattle the cobwebs in the'ol brain.

Just click on the link below:

Could You Get Out?

Do you want to review your answers? Are they your final answers?
Click READ MORE for the answers 

Dog Found 3-31-14 UPDATE

Hi Joe, 

A beautiful young red (brown & white) husky with blue eyes has been found near Nevins Addition area of Salisbury. Doggie has a collar but no tags. The dog seems to very friendly. Someone is taking the doggie to the Humane Society tomorrow(Monday). Sheriff's Office has the information also. If anyone is missing this dog or knows where it belongs, please call Linda @ 410-548-1858.

God's Not Dead

Give A Man A Fish vs Teach A Man To Fish


Ed Schultz Gets Pounded Into The Ground On Libya By Jeremy Scahill

Democrats Behaving Badly: Scandals Taint Party In A Tough Election Year

A flood of corruption scandals involving state and local Democratic Partylawmakers is threatening to muddy the party’s image as it enters what was already a tough election cycle.

In a week Democrats won’t soon forget, the Democrat-dominated California Senate took the unprecedented step Friday of voting 28-1 to suspend with pay three state senators in their own party accused or convicted of criminal conduct.

State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on federal gun trafficking and corruption charges. Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Feb. 24 to charges of influence-peddling, and Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Jan. 28 of perjury and voter fraud.
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St Michaels Md By Drone

MD. COMPANIES HAVE BILLIONS IN ASSETS OVERSEAS

WASHINGTON – The president’s budget, released in early March, called for the creation of a national fund to finance repair of the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure — an idea also proposed by a freshman Maryland congressman.

Rep. John Delaney, D-Potomac, wants to fund infrastructure repair by bringing home billions of dollars in foreign earnings from U.S.-based corporations. The congressman said he has been long concerned about decaying infrastructure.

Delaney’s Partnership to Build America Act would create a new way to pay for these repairs. Corporations would provide the money by buying bonds in The American Infrastructure Fund.

In exchange, they would be allowed to bring back money locked up overseas without paying the full 35 percent corporate tax rate.

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9/11: Donald Rumsfeld - "What is building 7?"

Troopers Searching for Missing Millsboro Teen

Location Last Seen: 29000 block of 3rd Street, Millsboro, DE

Date of Occurrence: Friday March 21, 2014 at approximately 2:50 p.m.

Missing Subject:

Sky Waters, 16, Millsboro, DE (Photo attached)
Black female, 5’01” tall, 130 lbs., black hair, and brown eyes
Last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, khaki pants, black shoes, carrying a backpack

Resume:
Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently searching for a missing 16 year old Millsboro teen that ran away from her home.

Troopers are looking for Sky Waters, who was last seen Friday March 21st at approximately 2:50 p.m. getting off the school bus at the end of the 3rd Street in Millsboro. Waters has not returned home and has not been heard from since that time. Preliminary investigation has not indicated foul play at this time and troopers continue to search for her. Waters is also wanted for violation of probation and may be in the Seaford area.

The Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may know the location of Sky Waters to contact Corporal S. Hatfield at 302-856-5850 ext. 212 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

School Board Allows Tribute To Md. Teen Who Committed Suicide

WASHINGTON -- Glenelg High School student Grace McComas was cyber-bullied for months before committing suicide in 2012, and after some initial opposition, her classmates will honor her at graduation in May.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the graduating class wanted to wear blue ribbons in honor of McComas's memory but were denied by the school and the Howard County Board of Education.

That led to an avalanche of criticism on social media, including the memorial page for McComas. Last week, Superintendent Renee Foose said the school system had changed its mind.
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Dirty Jobs?


WCSO Press Release 3-31-14

This is a very long press release please click READ MORE to see the entire release

Incident: WCSO Activity 25-27 March 2014

Location: Wicomico County

1. On 25 March 2014 at 11:45 PM a deputy arrested Robert Curtis Hoffmaster, 34 of Ocean City, MD, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Hoffmaster violated the terms of
his probation following a theft conviction. Hoffmaster was detained without bond.

Robert Hoffmaster
Robert Hoffmaster

 2. On 27 March 2014 a deputy traveled to Philadelphia, PA to extradite Shaun A. Sanders, 34 of Philadelphia, PA, back to Wicomico County. Sanders was wanted on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant
that was issued after he violated the terms of his probation following a conviction in an Assault 2ndDegree case. Sanders was detained on a bond of $10,000.00.

Shaun Sanders
Shaun Sanders

Midshipman Dies After Skateboarding Accident on Assateague

ASSATEAGUE — A Naval Academy midshipman severely injured in a skateboarding accident at Assateague State Park back on March 22 passed away while in a coma at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma on Saturday.

Midshipman Third Class Hans Loewen, 20, of Hampstead, N.C., passed away on Saturday at Shock Trauma six days after he sustained injuries in a skateboarding accident while on liberty away from the academy on March 22. Loewen was camping at Assateague State Park with other midshipmen when he sustained the injuries while skateboarding.

After initial treatment on the scene by local emergency personnel, Loewen was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. In the days following the accident, his family remained at his bedside and was supported by friends, family, midshipmen and Naval Academy leadership.
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The Line-X Tests

The Apathy of the Democrat/Obama voter

New Taxing Opportunity?


Obama and the Saudi Agenda

Plane Hits Empire State Building Years Ago

Georgia Gun Rights Bill Goes Far

Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act.

Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill."

Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. It has drawn national attention because of its sweep.

The National Rifle Assn. called the bill's passage a "historic victory for the 2nd Amendment." Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was wounded in a 2011 shooting, called it the most extreme gun bill in the nation.

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Al Sharpton Has No Idea What Anyone's Talking About

HEALTHCARE EXPERT: OBAMACARE HASN'T PUT A DENT IN NUMBER OF UNINSURED

Howard J. Peterson, a healthcare consultant and blogger for the Philadelphia Inquirer, analyzes figures on Obamacare enrollment to see how many previously uninsured Americans have found coverage thanks to the health insurance law:

It is estimated that nearly three million individuals have signed up for Medicaid for the first time. Let's assume that all of these individuals gained coverage because of the newly expanded Medicaid program.

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Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate

An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges.

Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he became “uncomfortable” that Klitch had followed him though he not “done anything wrong.”

After pulling Roseen over, Klitch reportedly failed to explain why he made the stop, although he later said he made the stop because Roseen failed to use his signal when pulling off on the exit, and because he bumped the curb. Klitch rejected Roseen’s reason for pulling into the rest area, telling him, “You didn’t have to go to the bathroom before you saw me … I’m telling you, you pulled in here to avoid me.”

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VIRTUAL PISTOL RANGE

So you think you can shoot a handgun? Check this one out. Try it: see how good you are with a Russian pistol. 

( All text is in Russian. ) Save money and ammunition too.

The virtual pistol is a Soviet Tokarev Model 40, in caliber 7.62 mm.
 It is quite accurate.

Being virtual, it will lack the actual 'feel' and the recoil. In real life, at each shot, the recoil will throw your aim off the target.

When the pistol appears, click on the trigger, take aim, and fire. It’s pretty much like the real thing.

The longer you hold the pistol, the more your aim will wander.

You have 3 shots in 30 seconds to hit the target and get your score.

CAUTION: It’s addictive.
click here:
http://deti.mil.by/templates/swf/Pistol/indexswf

Click on the white dot on the trigger guard to start, after your 3 shots click on first line in box to try again

REPORT: OBAMA ADMIN RELEASED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS

President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows.

The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. “The criminal alien releases typically occur without formal notice to local law enforcement agencies and victims,” CIS’s Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author, added.

By “criminal,” ICE means people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that is not a traffic violation. For instance, traffic violations like Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or even vehicular manslaughter do not count toward this description of “criminal alien.” As for the definition of “alien,” ICE mostly means illegal aliens, though some are legal aliens when they are considered deportable legal aliens—which is possible for legal immigrants who have committed a serious crime, like a felony.

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Sad News


Statement from Rep. Harris on MD Health Exchange

Tomorrow, the board of the Maryland Health Exchange will vote on whether to replace the state’s failed exchange with the technology from Connecticut’s exchange and hire Deloitte, the contractor that built the Connecticut system. Connecticut has had one of the most successful exchanges in the country, while Maryland has had one of the worst. Two years and $200 million later, Maryland is back to square one—and will now have to spend tens of millions more to implement Connecticut’s exchange. The board has no choice but to vote yes, however, before even more taxpayer dollars are wasted on the dysfunctional exchange.

When Obamacare Website Failed, Oregon Took A Different Approach Than Md.

Monday is the deadline for folks in Maryland to start the application process for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. If you miss this deadline, you face a tax penalty next year.

The good news is that tens of thousands of people have health insurance who couldn’t — or wouldn’t — obtain it before.

The bad news is that Maryland’s health exchange has been an unmitigated disaster — a painfully small number of people actually applied and paid their initial insurance bill.

Those responsible for this stupendously costly debacle aren’t going to be held accountable.

The deeply flawed computer software continues generating daily horror stories. Failure to adequately advertise community sign-ups led to sparse turnouts till the deadline neared.
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Famous Dave's - Closing In Salisbury Today

Today - Famous Dave's is making the final move from their current Salisbury location.  The moving vans are presently loading up to make their departure.  It marks the end of six years at this establishment and it is reported that it will result in the displacement of 45 employees

Word is the Greene Turtle will be relocating to this location in the near future.   

Fundamental Transformation


Paul keeps pole position in ‘16 GOP presidential field; Huckabee second in new poll

A new nationwide poll found that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are leading the field of potential 2016 presidential candidates.

Mr. Paul and Mr. Huckabee won support from 13 percent of those surveyed, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was nipping at their heels with 11 percent.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each pulled in 9 percent.
“With a field of quality candidates, it is no surprise that no one has broken away from the pack,” said Chris Wilson, CEO of WPA Opinion Research, which did the poll. “The important thing at this point of the race is staying in the conversation, and the fact that Rand Paul, Huckabee, Bush, Christie and Cruz are all managing to do that bodes well for them long term.”

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You Make It, We Take It!

Week Thirteen: Budget & Other Unresolved Issues On Agenda For Last Week

With just one week to go in the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly, state lawmakers return to session on tonight.

Lawmakers still have to approve a final state budget, and resolve several major issues.

The House of Delegates will go into session at 7 p.m. , an hour earlier than usual on Mondays. The Senate will go into session at 8 p.m.

Lawmakers are expected to decide the fate of hundreds of bills in this final week of the session.
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Give a Man a Fish - Maxine's Best


Army Head to Decide Rank of Disgraced General

WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

Facing outraged House Democrats, John McHugh said the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair remains open a week after he was spared prison and sentenced to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine.

"The process is still ongoing. I have to make final certifications about rank and retirement," McHugh told the Armed Services Committee.

McHugh could bust Sinclair down to a lower rank which would mean a significantly reduced pension.

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Living In The Bury


Matt Holloway – Can you say RINO?

It’s really not surprising that Norman Conway and Jim Mathias have no qualms about giving state “grants” to private groups like of the Willards Lions Club – after all, its members are potential voters and those two are Democrats. But it was a real shock that Matt Holloway, who claims to be a conservative Republican, told the audience at the candidate forum this week, held at the Chipman Center, that he would support funding for that organization by Wicomico County. Anything for a few votes even if it takes more public funds - that’s what Democrats do.

It’s too bad that he can’t switch his affiliation and run this time as a Democrat, along with a Laura Mitchell, for the two at-large seats on the County Council.

Let’s hope that in the primary the Republican voters choose John Cannon and Muir Boda for those seats. With John Hall unopposed, there will be at least one RINO on the Wicomico County Council after the general election this fall, and that’s one too many.

"The Market Is Rigged"

It was almost excatly five years ago to the day, on April 10, 2009, that Zero Hedge - widely mocked at the time by "experts" - began its crusade against HFT  and the perils of algorithmic trading (which of course were validated a year later with the Flash Crash). In the interim period we wrote hundreds if not thousands of articles  discussing and explaining the pernicious, parasitic and destabilizing role HFT plays in modern market topology, and how with every passing day, markets are becoming increasingly more brittle, illiquid and, in one word, broken. Or, as Michael Lewis put it most succinctly, "rigged." With Lewis' appearance last night on 60 Minutes to promote his book Flash Boys, and to finally expose the HFT scourge for all to see, we consider our crusade against HFT finished. At this point it is up to the general population to decide if this season's participants on Dancing with the Stars or the fate of Honet Boo Boo is more important than having fair and unrigged markets (obviously, we know the answer).

For those who missed it, here it is again. In the video below, Lewis explains how an extra millisecond allows high-frequency traders to exploit computerized trading in the U.S. stock market. By "beating" investors to exchanges, Lewis argues that high-frequency traders can buy stocks and quickly sell them back at higher prices.

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MORE THAN 50 GUNS RECOVERED IN POSSIBLE GUNS FOR DRUG MONEY SCHEME IN CECIL CO.

(ELKTON, MD) – Maryland State Police recovered more than 50 guns in a Cecil County home late last week and are investigating further to determine if the guns were part of an illegal fencing operation that supplied money for drugs in exchange for the stolen property.

The accused is identified as Stephen Molitor, 63, of the 200-block of Locust Lane, Elkton, Md. He is charged with illegal transfer of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of a regulated firearm while prohibited, theft over $1,000, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of drug possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A court commissioner set bail at $50,000, which Molitor later posted.

Also charged is Alyssa Schneider, 24, of the 300-block of Kirk Road, Elkton, Md. She is charged with theft between $1,000 and $10,000. She was released on personal recognizance.

Wanted Poster - Armed & Dangerous


2nd Annual Parkside Baseball Open Golf Tournament


Sunday, April 27, 2014
Nutters Crossing Golf Club
30287 Southampton Bridge Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21801


Format: 4 Person Team Scramble – Pay 1st-3rd
Entry Fee: $80 per person – Includes LUNCH, Golf, Carts, Golfers Goodie Bag and Prizes

12:00 PM – Registration/LUNCH
1:00 PM – Shotgun Start

  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Mulligans
  • Long Drive Contest
  • Closest to the Pin contest
  • Double Play on the green contest
  • Putting Contest


Please make check payable to parkside baseball

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entry to brian hollamon, 503 Grand View Court, salisbury, md 21804


entry deadline: thursday, April 17, 2014

Black Deer

A black deer - unbelievably gorgeous!  
See all 3 pictures. Pictures taken by RJ Verge near Beamsville, Ontario, Canada 
Black deer are more rare than albinos.
 What beautiful pictures.
If you love animals....this is a rare and beautiful set of pictures



Is This What We Have To Look Forward To?


The 2013 Barkley Dog Family Subaru Commercial Compilation

HOME SCHOOLED

1.. My mother taught me TO
APPRECIATE A JOB
WELL  DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished
cleaning."

2.. My mother taught me
RELIGION
.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3.. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock
you into the middle of next week!"

4.. My father taught me
LOGIC
.
" Because I said so, that's why."

5.. My mother taught me MORE
LOGIC
 .
"If you fall out of that swing
and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6.. My mother taught me
FORESIGHT
.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case
you're in an accident."

7.. My father taught me
IRONY
.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8.. My mother taught me about the science of
OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9.. My mother taught me about
CONTORTIONISM
.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about
STAMINA
 ..
"You'll sit there until all that spinach
is gone."

11. My mother taught me about
WEATHER
.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about
HYPOCRISY
.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times.
Don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."

14.. My mother taught me about
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 
.
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about
ENVY
.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in
this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about
ANTICIPATION
.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about
RECEIVING 
.
"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are
going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me
HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO
BECOME AN ADULT 
.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me
GENETICS
.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my
ROOTS
.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were
born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

 25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !"

Meteorite near Oklahoma City

I'll Tell You Why


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Maryland to reportedly abandon $125M ObamaCare exchange for new system

With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace.

The Washington Post reported late Friday that the board of the Maryland exchange will vote on changing the system that has cost at least $125.5 million at a meeting on Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period under ObamaCare.

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SFD Calls For Service 3-30-14

  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 20:41:51Nature: SeizureCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 18:13:10Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 18:12:01Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 18:06:24Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 18:00:06Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday March, 29 2014 @ 16:08:49Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: N Salisbury Blvd and salisbury Byp Salisbury, MD 21801

The Week In Review

The posts below with today's date were the most popular posts last week.

BREAKING NEWS: Shots Fired In Downtown Salisbury

A silver truck in Downtown Salisbury struck a Police Cruiser. Shots have been fired, we're told multiple shots, as many as 10 shots.

More to come very soon.


Mayhem 

Ambulance just arriving. 

This information is coming LIVE.

Paramedics are now on the scene.

I have an eye witness on the scene who actually saw the shots being fired. 

The person who is down, (shot) is sitting down. We do not know if this is the suspect or the Police Officer, or just someone who was somehow involved as a victim of the shooting. 

Sheriffs Department is arriving on the scene. This is all happening around the back side of the Vernon Powell building. They are carting someone away on the stretcher and crime scene tape is going up. 
We're told a helicopter if hovering above the scene. The roads are all blocked off at this time. 

MSP Trooper injured after stakeout gone bad. 

We're told a suspect is still at large in the Winder Street area. We do not have details of the suspect. PLEASE STAY INDOORS AT THIS TIME. 

The suspect is still at large. We're told a "fleet" of K-9 Units are on their way from surrounding areas.

We've been told Salisbury University is on lockdown but there is nothing on their Facebook or Twitter page stating such.  

SUSPECT
Edwin Lamont Fletcher 

Suspects vehicle is now on a rollback and being taken away.


Ladies & Gentlemen, we are providing as much information as we can on this matter. Unfortunately there are some jackasses making comments that are NOT accurate or confirmed so please stick with what we publish HERE on the main page and we will keep you updated with confirmed information as the evening goes on. 

Believe me, I'm getting multiple calls from sources but it is not first hand information so I cannot publish it. Please be patient as we have been on top of this story well before anyone else. Thank You.More to come... 10:23 PM



U/D confirming officers were injured. officers did not sustain injuries related to gunfire & they will be treated & released. 10:51 PM


SU EMERGENCY ALERT



SEEK SHELTER INSIDE BUILDING



THERE IS A CAMPUS EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES YOU TO IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

Update:

Law enforcement officers are actively searching for a suspect involved in assaulting an officer. The suspect was last observed in the area of Camden Ave and Ohio Ave, which is near the campus of Salisbury University. Members of the campus community are urged to avoid the area of Camden Ave and Ohio Ave. This is an on-going and dynamic situation, and the suspects location could change. Be attentive to your surroundings. 11:45 PM

SU EMERGENCY ALERT

ALL CLEAR ANNOUNCEMENT

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY POLICE HAVE ISSUED AN ALL-CLEAR. THE EMERGENCY ALERT THAT WAS ISSUED IS NOW OVER.

YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES. 12:15 AM


SU EMERGENCY ALERT

Update: 3/27/2014 12:37 AM
Salisbury University Police have completed a sweep of campus buildings following a campus lockdown Wednesday evening. Students in academic buildings returned to their residence halls or cars under the watch of officers. No signs were discovered of an intruder following a violent off campus incident involving area law enforcement agencies. The campus lockdown, which is now over, was taken as a precautionary measure. Residence halls will remain locked through the night with officers on patrol. Allied police agencies are continuing their search off campus and the campus is not believed to be in any imminent danger. As always, the campus community is urged to be alert and report any suspicious activity to University Police. Unless otherwise notified, the campus will resume normal operations Thursday morning. University Police would like to thank all those who assisted in the evening lockdown, including students, faculty and staff.

Chief Edwin L. Lashley
Salisbury University Police Department


See Updated Press Release Below This Post.

Originally Posted at 8:20 PM 3-26-14

BREAKING NEWS: BANK OF DELMARVA ROBBED

We've been told they are roping off the parking lot at the Bank of Delmarva on Eastern Shore Drive. State Police, City Police, K-9 Units are on the scene and it has been confirmed, they did get robbed. 

Originally posted at 3:09

Salisbury Police ‏

Armed Robbery Bank of Delmarva 900 blk Eastern Shore Dr. Suspect wearing army green jacket, blue Yankees cap. K-9 on scene & tracking


Salisbury Police ‏@SalisburyPD

U/D Photo of armed robbery suspect Bnk of Delmarva. Call crime Solvers 410-548-1776 w/tips


U/D Armed Robbery K-9 track ended close to bank building. Suspect not believed to be in the area. 

 

Last Nights NAACP Candidates Forum - Which Candidate Will Lead The Charge: JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY, CRIME

Last night the NAACP sponsored a Candidates Forum that was held at the Chipman Center in Salisbury.  The forum was narrated by Orville Penn and Mary Ashanti.  The House was packed with guest and candidates and the NAACP put on quite a show. 

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, RECENT WICOMICO EDUCATIONAL AUDIT, AND CRIME DETERENT - were the main topics of discussion.

Right out of the gate, Bobby Culver, the challenging Candidate for County Executive - took current County Executive Rick Pollitt to task on his proposed method to restoring fiscal stability to an already severely deteriorated Wicomico job market.  He differentiated himself from Pollitt by citing his vast business experience and entrepreneurial background - as a catalyst in helping to restore Wicomico to her former glory enjoyed in the 70s and 80s - when Wicomico had at least some manufacturing base.  Rick Pollitt - alluded to tight economic times and seemed to be optimistic and cited the recent Sage Group & Memo Diricker report that is soon to be released in the very near future.  Hopefully this specially assigned task force will help to offer some solutions to the current financial dilemma.

  • JOBS
There was virtual unanimity among all of the candidates that creation of jobs was their first priority.  One particular District 1 candidate - McKinley Hayward, cited that -'encouraging detached Housing should be a number 1 priority as opposed to multi-family dwellings.' -  He alluded to the need to foster individual residential Housing as this is one of the key industries needed to help Wicomico out of the doldrums.  (From this authors perspective - he seemed to turbo charge the audience with his economic enthusiasm) 

Another noteworthy observation - was current District 5 Councilman - Joe Holloway's warning that - 'something needs to be done to insure that the current business climate does not diminish that may jeopardize the poultry industry'.  (Author emphasis added - he seemed to weight-in heavily on the importance of maintaining a sound foundational ground for the existing poultry industries).  

  • RECENT EDUCATIONAL AUDIT
Here was another topic whereby there was virtual unanimity on the seriousness of holding the Board of Education to a higher accountability standard.  Virtually all of the candidates seemed to indicate there was a need to invoke additional accountability safeguards as a result of the recent Board of Education audit conducted by the Maryland Legislative group.  Many suggestions were made to have an elected school board as opposed to an appointed school board. 

  • CRIME
Many of the candidates expressed their concern for a rash of recent incidents - (shooting at the Maryland State Police Barracks & fugitive altercation incident on Main Street) - as further evidence that additional measures are needed to help insure public tranquility.  Wicomico County States Attorney Mat Maciarello - was also in attendance and there was a general concensus among many of the candidates that his Department was presently doing an outstanding job in trying to maintain public order.  

Here are the list of candidates that were in attendance at last nights event.  There are two candidates that were not in attendance, District One candidate - Marvin Ames and District Two candidate - Kirby Travers 

Wicomico County Executive Candidates
  • Richard Pollitt
  • Bob Culver
Wicomico County Council At Large Candidates
  • John Cannon
  • Matt Holloway
  • Laura Mitchell
  • Muir Boda
Wicomico County District Candidates

District One
  • Ernest Davis
  • McKinley Hayward
District Two 
  • Marc Kilmer
District Three
  • Joshua Hastings
  • Larry Dodd
  • Tom Taylor
District Four
  • John Hall
District Five
  • Ronald Pagano
  • Joe Holloway            

Florida Road Rage Caught On Tape, Crash Goes Viral

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla - A Tampa woman's iPhone video captures a man tailgating her and crashing his truck after he cuts her off.

The video dubbed "instant karma" has garnered more than 1.2 million hits and is making its way around the web.

It happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 41 just north of Gibsonton Drive.
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