Tuesday, September 30, 2014

STATE POLICE AND PARTNERS BRING IN 33,405 POUNDS OF FOOD DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH

BALTIMORE -- Earlier today at each of the Maryland Food Bank's three facilities, representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation joined food bank executives in welcoming a caravan of squad cars, trucks, buses and other official vehicles stuffed to the brim with 33,405 pounds of donated food. The loaded vehicles convened at the food bank locations in Baltimore, Salisbury, and Hagerstown to deliver and weigh donations gathered from across the state during Hunger Action Month.

"This outpouring of support is absolutely overwhelming," said Deborah Flateman, Maryland Food Bank president & CEO. "We are truly grateful to each and every person who donated a dollar or a can of food, as well as to all of our partners who, quite literally, did the heavy lifting. The passion to end hunger in Maryland is palpable."

Throughout September, food donations from generous Marylanders were received at all Maryland State Police barracks as well as select State Highway Administration buildings, Motor Vehicle Administration offices and inspection stations, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Port of Baltimore, and even in designated toll lanes at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels, as well as other Maryland roadways.

New this year, an online option to donate through the food bank's virtual food drive platform added to the success, allowing supporters to designate specific food items to be purchased with their cash donations. Those still interested in donating can do so online at https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org/.

Today's weigh-ins wrapped up yet another successful Hunger Action Month, which for the first time included a challenge to Maryland's elected officials to "be a voice" on social media and help bring awareness to the issue of hunger. Elected officials ranging from Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, as well as state senators and gubernatorial candidates, uploaded selfies with personal messages about ending hunger in Maryland. To see who took part in the challenge, search #BeAVoiceMFB on Twitter and Facebook.

Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt “wrong” for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn’t an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they’re not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won’t remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms or legs in order to get a surgeon to slice them off.

This raises a question: Are surgeons who refuse to remove healthy limbs from people with BIID doing them a service because they’re mentally ill or are they denying them their civil rights? MOST of us would say that a surgeon who refuses to cut off a healthy leg is doing the right thing.

Of course, not everyone would agree. In fact, there are some people who will tell you that mental illness is a “super power.”

Members of the mad pride movement do not always agree on their aims and intentions. For some, the objective is to continue the destigmatization of mental illness. A vocal, controversial wing rejects the need to treat mental afflictions with psychotropic drugs and seeks alternatives to the shifting, often inconsistent care offered by the medical establishment. Many members of the movement say they are publicly discussing their own struggles to help those with similar conditions and to inform the general public.

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Middle School Team Pulls Off "Ugly Kardashian" Trick Play


One middle school recently pulled off one of the most creative--and creatively named--trick plays we've seen.

 Was it a great idea or just unfair?

GRAPHIC Disturbing video exposes cattle abuse

She Woke Up to Sound of Her ‘Stalker’ Kicking in Her Door. He Was Left in ‘Disbelief’ at What Was Waiting for Him on the Other Side.

In a blog post, the victim explained that she was forced to move, get a restraining order, and obtain a concealed carry permit after Jackson started “stalking” her. Further, she’s apparently had to go to extreme lengths to keep Jackson out of her home, including sleeping with a chair in front of the door.

The woman seemingly penned the blog post, titled “I shot my stalker tonight,” following the terrifying incident and told her story:
 
I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise.

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Walking Is the Super food of Exercise

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement," she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs.

“Walking is a superfood. It’s the defining movement of a human,” said Bowman, a biomechanist based in Ventura, California. “It’s a lot easier to get movement than it is to get exercise.”

Researchers say emerging evidence suggests that combined physical activity and inactivity may be more important for chronic disease risk than physical activity alone.

“Actively sedentary is a new category of people who are fit for one hour but sitting around the rest of the day," Bowman said. “You can’t offset 10 hours of stillness with one hour of exercise.”

THE GLOVER REPORT: HANKY PANKY IN STATE GOVERNMENT? REPUBLICANS FOLLOW MONEY TRAIL ON FAILED HEALTHCARE WEBSITE TO DGA

By Doni Glover, www.bmorenews.com

(BALTIMORE - September 30, 2014) - To say the least, I found last week’s news on WBAL TV 11 about statements by Larry Hogan very interesting. Hogan, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, asserts a financial connection between Governor Martin O'Malley's Democratic Governors Association (DGA) fundraising and the Health Care Exchange contracts. Now, the Republicans believe that the money donated to the DGA is being funneled into Anthony Brown's campaign.

So, I asked the Hogan camp for more details.

This is the overview they shared:

• Governor O’Malley led the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) as chairman from 2010 to 2012 and immediately thereafter assumed the role of finance director, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts.

• UnitedHealth Group, the parent company of Optum/QSSI, donates $375,000 to the DGA in 2011 and $275,000 to the DGA in 2012. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) donates $25,000 to the DGA in 2012. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Administration, an association of 37 independent locally operated BCBS companies, donates $525,000 dollars to the DGA from 2011 to 2014.

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Allah Made Me Do It

Stop me if you’ve heard this story before.

A Muslim convert who recently became very religious beheads a woman while reportedly shouting Islamic phrases. The authorities rush to convince everyone in sight that it has nothing to do with Islam.

I’m not talking about Alton Nolen in Oklahoma at the end of September, but Nicholas Salvador in the UK at the beginning of September. Salvador, a Nigerian Muslim convert, beheaded an 82-year-old European woman with a foot-long blade. Nolen killed a 54-year-old American woman with a 10-inch blade.

The bios of both men are fairly similar to the beheaders of British soldier Lee Rigby. The perpetrators were Nigerian converts to Islam. Alton Nolen was a black convert to Islam. They had a history of criminal behavior followed by a conversion to Islam and the inevitable bloody ending.

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Who’s A Seaman? Supreme Court May Chart The Waters

EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize’s life revolved around water.

The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn’t operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock.

But when Dize got sick and sued his employer in 2008, claiming a boat maintenance project led to a deadly respiratory illness, he quickly found himself navigating stormy waters.

His bosses said his work did not qualify him to be a “seaman,” a designation needed to sue his employer under a federal law.

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SCHOOLS SCRAMBLE TO HELP TEENS WHO CROSSED BORDER

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.

Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.

Delaware's rural Sussex County has long attracted immigrants, partly because of work in chicken factories, and soybean and corn fields. The district's population is more than one-quarter Hispanic, and for years has offered an early learning program for non-English speakers.

Still, officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala - part of the wave crossing the border - enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The Indian River School District over the summer break quickly put together special classes for those needing extra English help.

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Hollywood’s attack on men: Will the industry change its gender stereotyping following UN summit?

LOS ANGELES – “I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society,” actress Emma Watson, an Ivy League graduate and a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, said in a now-celebrated speech at the United Nations last week. “We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are.”

And perhaps nowhere is male gender stereotyping more prevalent than in the entertainment and advertising industries, which have made billions in the past few decades portraying adult males as lazy, clueless, emasculated idiots. Think everything from “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Super Bad” and “The Hangover” to ABC’s “Modern Family,” “Man Up” and television’s beloved Homer Simpson.

Watson works with the HeForShe initiative, which encourages men to stand up for women’s equality—but the actress also brought an important point into the spotlight: Men are plagued by gender stereotypes too. Will her highly praised speech spur a change in Hollywood? Or will the industry continue to tear males down by portraying them as lovable idiots who ought to be banned from the domestic sphere?

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Andy Harris Comments About First Diagnosed Case Of Ebola In The US

The first case of ebola has been diagnosed in the US. While this is concerning, it is important to remember a few things. Ebola currently spreads from direct contact with bodily fluids from a patient already sick with the virus, it does not spread through the air. Hospitals in the US have isolation units and the capacity to treat those with ebola. The CDC and health care providers are the best in the world and should be able to prevent significant spreading. Some drug treatments for ebola look promising, but the FDA must work with industry to remove red tape and quickly get safe treatments to patients.

No, America isn’t Communist. It’s only 70% Communist.

“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!”

Most people remember Karl Marx’s most potent points and phrases, and the mountain of corpses his disciples left behind, especially in the 20th century.

However, most forget or don’t even know the specific policies that Marx advocated.

Within his 1848 Communist Manifesto, Marx outlined a list of ten short-term demands. These, he thought, would be the precursor to the ideal stateless, classless communist society.

Ironically in today’s world, Marx’s demands look pretty much mainstream.

That is because nearly every single item on the list has been implemented to varying degrees in the United States.

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CASA VOTING: Organizations Team Together To Push For Immigrant Voting And Rights

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Local Pot Laws Change This Week

WASHINGTON -- Under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly in April, penalties for possessing marijuana will loosen statewide later this week.

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, possessing a small amount of marijuana will no longer be a crime.

According to the measure, which is labeled SB 364, having less than 10 grams of marijuana will be a civil offense, similar to a traffic ticket.

It will not lead to a criminal record or carry jail time.

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Ron Paul Explains Why The "Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons To Be Hopeful"

Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.

In the weeks leading up to the referendum, it appeared that the people of Scotland were poised to vote to secede from the United Kingdom. Defeating the referendum required British political elites to co-opt secession forces by promising greater self-rule for Scotland, as well as launching a massive campaign to convince the Scots that secession would plunge them into economic depression.

The people of Scotland were even warned that secession would damage the international market for one of Scotland’s main exports, whiskey. Considering the lengths to which opponents went to discredit secession, it is amazing that almost 45 percent of the Scottish people still voted in favor of it.

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Investigation: Balt. Police Brutality Settlements Cost Taxpayers $11.5M

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The allegations revealed in a Baltimore Sun investigation. They involve people who suffered broken bones, head trauma and even death—allegedly after altercations with city police.

Mike Hellgren, in partnership with the Sun, takes you inside these troubling cases.

For years, Baltimore City police have grappled with excessive force complaints. Now an exhaustive Baltimore Sun investigation revealed more than 100 people have won settlements and judgments that, along with legal fees, cost city taxpayers $11.5 million over the past four years.

Victims include a pregnant accountant, a woman selling church raffle tickets, a deacon, an 87-year-old grandmother and another grandmother, Barbara Floyd. The city paid her $30,000. She said she was trying to get her grandson into her house when officers claimed she was interfering with his arrest.

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6 foods that help fight the flu

Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check out her favorite flu-preventing foods:

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are full of zinc, which helps white blood cells fight off illness. Try these Sweet and Spicy Pepita Clusters to get your fix.

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Tuna

This fish is an excellent source of selenium, which helps protect cells from free-radical damage and boosts your immunity. Try this healthy Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich to ward off the flu in a delicious way.

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs Or Implants For Teen Girls

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also should be used every time teens have sex, to provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases that other forms of birth control don't provide, and to boost chances of preventing pregnancy.

Condoms alone are the most common birth control choice among teens, but with typical use they're among the least effective methods at preventing pregnancy. Both long-acting methods are nearly 100 percent effective, with lower failure rates than birth control pills, patches and injections, the academy says.

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“Women for Hogan” kickoff to spotlight breast cancer and domestic violence awareness on Wed., Oct. 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD – This Wednesday, October 1, the Hogan for Governor campaign will put a spotlight on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, both of which are celebrated in October, by kicking off its “Women for Hogan” campaign on Lawyer’s Mall. The event will feature appearances by Larry Hogan; Hogan’s daughter Jaymi, the star of his most recent TV campaign ad; and advocates for women’s issues.

“I am looking forward to joining women of all ages on Lawyer’s Mall this Wednesday—women who are working tirelessly to put an end to two devastating diseases, breast cancer and domestic violence,” Hogan said.

Nationwide, more than 230,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year; 4,700 of them will be in Maryland. And according to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 50 people lost their lives to domestic violence in Maryland last year.

The event will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. on Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis, just behind the State House. The event is open to the public and to the media. The campaign asks attendees to wear pink and/or purple to show their support for these two important causes.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 9-30-14


On September 27, 2014 at approximately 1107 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, stopped a vehicle for 90 M.P.H. in a posted 55 M.P.H. zone in the area of Worcester Highway and Deer Park Drive Berlin, Maryland.
The Deputy made identified the driver as Mateusz A. Byszkowiecki, 24, of Derby, CT. the Deputy searched the vehicle and found suspected cocaine. An investigation determined the suspected cocaine belonged to the front passenger, Matthew J. Chaber, 23, of New Haven, CT. Mr. Chaber was placed under arrest for possession of CDS. Mr. Chaber was taken before the District Court Commissioner, where he was released pending trial. Mr. Byszkowiecki was issued 3 citations for speeding (90 mph in a 55 mph), speed greater than reasonable, and negligent driving

SFD Calls For Service 9-29-14

  • Monday September, 29 2014 @ 16:18Nature: Emergency UnknownCity:Salisbury
  • Monday September, 29 2014 @ 15:55 Nature: Odor InvestigationAddress: 700 E Lincoln Ave
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Senate Sponsor Exposes The Real Reason For The Fed

Robert Latham Owen was a part-Cherokee Democratic Senator from Oklahoma between 1907 and 1925 who (ironically) championed efforts to strengthen public control of government.

He is, however, best-known as a co-sponsor of a bill that would change the world forever - The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (which enabled the Federal Reserve System).

Writing later in his life, he reflected (as so many political leaders do once they leave office) on the real reason for the Federal Reserve Act...

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Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads

Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.

Humphrey, 13, is one of hundreds of children across the country stricken by Enterovirus 68.

He later had problems moving his limbs.

"I couldn't move my legs," he told ABC News. "The muscles in my arms could barely lift the weight of my hands."

Humphrey is showing signs of improvement after the temporary paralysis. But his struggle reflects an emerging concern; young patients with respiratory infections later having trouble moving their arms and legs.

Investigators with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are searching for links between Enterovirus D-68 and paralysis. Nine patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado – all age 18 or younger – have experienced some level of paralysis. Four of the patients tested positive for Enterovirus D-68 but, so far, doctors have not confirmed a link between the respiratory infections and paralysis. Experts say it could take a week before conclusive test results emerge.

Six of the eight children tested were found to be positive for a rhinovirus or enterovirus, and four of those cases were found to be the Enterovirus 68. The other two cases were still pending.

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The College Majors With The Biggest Lifetime Earnings

Students who study chemical engineering as undergraduates will, on average, make the most money of any college major over their lifetimes, earning more than $2 million, according to a new study from The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

The report — called "Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes" — tracks data from the Census Bureau to determine which college majors yield the largest financial rewards over a graduate's lifetime. Unsurprisingly, engineering degrees topped the list, while education and arts majors were found closer to the bottom.

However, as The Washington Post notes, "these rankings exclude people with graduate degrees, which leaves out doctors, lawyers, and professors," which explains the potentially low ranking of majors that traditionally go on to law school or medical school.

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"This Is What We Do" Warns 2nd Oklahoman ISIS-Supporter Arrested For Threatening To Behead Co-Worker

It appears the appeal of ISIS-supporting beheadings in Oklahoma is growing. In what can only be described as an uncomfortable coincidence for the state, a 2nd Oklahoma man was arrested Friday for threatening to behead a co-worker. As The Oklahoman reports [3], Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, who was recently fired from his job at a nursing home, threatened a female christian co-worker that he "represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians." When she asked him why, he replied, "This is just what we do," according to the affidavit.

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DOJ To Ban Religious, Racial Profiling In National Security Probes

The Justice Department is set to announce broad restrictions on racial and religious profiling in federal investigations, including those involving matters of national security.

The expected ban comes amid heightened concerns of Islamic militant groups executing a terror attack on U.S. soil and was reportedly opposed by national security officials.

A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the policy change in the coming weeks and that it will also put an end to profiling based on ethnicity and sexual orientation.

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Fictitious case to snare judge was elaborate

On paper, David P. Khoury's case appeared like any of the hundreds that make their way through Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center each day.

Arrested for illegally carrying an unloaded Glock .40-caliber pistol during a May 2012 traffic stop in Holmesburg, Khoury was booked on felony charges and released on a $50,000 bond to begin his slow march through the cogs of the courts.

But that's where the similarities end.

On paper, Khoury's case appeared routine. Yet, as federal court documents now reveal, on paper was the only place Khoury existed.

Last week, authorities identified David P. Khoury as the alias used by an undercover federal agent working as part of an elaborate sting operation to take down a corrupt Philadelphia judge.

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Democrat FitzGerald Falls Apart in Ohio Gov's Race

The Ohio gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Ed FitzGerald has "all but imploded" and party members now worry that his troubles will jeopardize the chances of other statewide Democratic candidates, The New York Times reported.

FitzGerald's downfall came about when it was revealed that he had been driving for years without a valid license. There were also reports that police had found him in the early hours of the morning parked in a car with an unidentified woman. His initial pick of State Sen. Eric Kearney as a running mate proved unfortunate when Kearney stepped down over allegations that he owed thousands of dollars in back taxes, according to the Times.

Among those concerned about the drag at the top of the ticket is Nina Turner, the Democrats' candidate for secretary of state. "Voting from the bottom to the top: That is the way we need to roll this year," she said. Connie Pillich, an Air Force veteran, who is running for state treasurer, urged Democratic activists to canvass for every vote, the Times reported.

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Al Sharpton Empowered

Eric Holder’s legacy: Enabling Sharpton’s “I have a scheme” civil-rights agenda

As Eric Holder prepares to leave as attorney general, there is a fierce debate over his six-year tenure. Many conservative senators who voted to confirm him in 2009 now regret it. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, now zings Holder’s “lack of respect for Congress, the American taxpayer, and the laws on the books.” Even some of his supporters agree he’s been confrontational and polarizing. Juan Williams of Fox News rails against anti-Holder “scandalmongers” but then admits “the Justice Department has devolved into the heart of Washington darkness, the absolute pit of modern political polarization in my lifetime.”

One reason for that polarization is that, thanks to direct support from Holder and President Obama himself, the Reverend Al Sharpton has now become the nation’s leading African-American civil-rights leader. Last month, Politico proclaimedSharpton “the national black leader Obama leans on most.”

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JUST IN: TMZ: Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

BALTIMORE (TMZ/WJZ/CBS NEWS)—The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for drunk driving, according to TMZ.

The celebrity gossip website reports Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning.

If TMZ is correct, this would be Phelps’ second DUI arrest.

In 2004, the Olympic gold medalist swimmer was stopped near Salisbury University after running a stop sign. He was charged with DUI, DWI, violation of a license restriction and failure to obey a stop sign. After striking a deal, Phelps was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving.

“I recognize the seriousness of this mistake,” Phelps said in 2004 before a judge and courtroom of more than 100 spectators. “I’ve learned from this mistake and will continue learning from this mistake for the rest of my life.”

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EDITORS NOTE: This story is updating as new information is released. 

Allen West: 'Islamist Sympathizer' Obama Blind to Radical Ideology of Jihadists

On Breitbart News Sunday, former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week's Oklahoma beheading was a "jihadist attack" and not an act of "workplace violence," and he warned that President Barack Obama's refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.

Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, West said Obama refuses to acknowledge the "radical Islamist" threat, instead asserting that "ISIS is not Islamic" and insisting that "Islam teaches peace." West said it was insidious that administration officials have met with radical Islamists, and he stated that "the enemy is here."

"President Barack Obama is an Islamist sympathizer and enabler," West said. "He will not recognize the ideology. ... You will never be able to defeat Islamo-facism and jihadism if you don't recognize the ideology."

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Governor’s Task Force Arrest Three for Heroin Possession near Rehoboth


Rehoboth Beach, DE – Detectives with the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) arrested three men Monday evening after they were found to be in possession of more than 500 bags of heroin.

State Police Detectives received information that Darin L. Copeland, 19 of Wilmington (Photo-Black sweatshirt, mustache) would be in possession of a large quantity of heroin and would be delivering it to an unspecified location in Sussex County. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday September 29, 2014, troopers observed the BMW Copeland was described to be driving, enter the McDonalds located at 18878 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth. Copeland, along with his two passengers who were later identified as Shaquan A. Guilford, 18, of Wilmington (Photo-clean shaven) and Marc J. Mackay, 40 of Hockessin (no photo available), were contacted by detectives in the parking lot and taken into custody without incident. Located in the trunk of the car were 585 bags of heroin totaling 8,775 grams and over $450.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

All three subjects were transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where they were all charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were all incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $38,000.00 secured bond after arraignment at JP3.

Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident

After being blamed for the actions of a fatigued driver on the road, Walmart also tells a judge that it won't "admit or deny" allegations without confidentiality

On Monday, Walmart delivered its answer in a New Jersey federal court to 30 Rock actorTracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine affirmative defenses, Walmart says that injuries "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."

Morgan was among several people injured who are now suing Walmart for negligence.

In particular, their lawsuit filed in July questions whether Walmart driver Kevin Roper was fatigued at the time of the crash. According to the suit, Roper had commuted 700 miles from his home in Jonesboro, Ga., to a Walmart facility in Smyrna, Del., before beginning his shift.


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Do you want a firearm with that? Louisiana restaurant encourages customers to bring in their guns by offering them a 10% discount

A restaurant is going against the trend of stores banning customers from bringing in their guns - by offering a 10% discount to those who do.

Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats in Port Allen, Louisiana, is cutting the price for anyone who comes in with their firearm.

Owner Kevin Cox said the initial idea was to entice police officers who were on duty to come in but he extended the policy when other customers asked for the deal.

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Around Salisbury News

We're told the 7-11 on Rt. 50 caught fire this morning and there was a water main break on Truitt Street.

Student shot at N.C. high school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. — One student was shot Tuesday at a high school in this city about 35 miles east of Charlotte, N.C., police said.

Another student, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody immediately after the 7:40 a.m. ET shooting at Albemarle High School here, and the handgun used has been recovered, Police Chief William Halliburton said.

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Couple Leaves $100 Tip To Waiter for Horrible Service

'I'm so sick of your s***!' Tempers explode on The View as Whoopi and Rosie O'Donnell come to blows during a commercial break - in front of the studio audience

A nasty showdown erupted on the set of The View last Thursday when the show's moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-host Rosie O'Donnell got into a heated spat in front of the studio audience.

Rosie was upset because Whoopi cut her off on a 'Hot Topic' subject that O'Donnell indicated she was passionate about backstage before the show. The segment ran out of time and Whoopi had to cut to a commercial, a show insider tells MailOnline exclusively.

The 'Hot Topic' was on spanking and the segment was running long, so producers told Whoopi it was time to go to commercial break in her ear. Rosie refuses to wear an ISD monitor in her ear so the control room is unable to speak to her.

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SECOND Oklahoma man arrested for threatening to behead colleague just one day after Muslim convert 'did it to a co-worker' 20 miles away

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker was arrested for threatening to cut off a co-worker's head - the day after a Muslim convert allegedly beheaded his colleague just 20 miles away.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Kenyan native who claims he 'represents ISIS,' made the threats at Bellevue Nursing Home, in Oklahoma City hours after Alton Alexander Nolen was named as the suspect in the brutal murder at Vaughan Foods.

The 30-year-old Muslim allegedly told the victim he was going to cut her head off with a blade and then post the footage on Facebook while they were working together last Thursday.

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Secret Service 'was unaware for FOUR DAYS that man fired rifle at White House in 2011, leaving the Obamas furious'

The Secret Service was unaware for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011 in a 'fumbled' response that left the Obamas furious, says a new report.

Officers allegedly performed a string of security lapses after Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez shot at least seven bullets at the executive mansion in Washington from his car.

At the time, President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their older daughter Malia were not at home, but their younger daughter Sasha and Mrs Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, were inside.

It comes as the Secret Service is facing more questions over its ability to protect the first family after a knife-wielding man jumped the White House fence and made it to the front doors last Friday.

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ISIS fighters now 'at the gates of Baghdad': Islamic militants fighting 'just one mile from Iraqi capital' despite days Western airstrikes

Fierce fighting has been reported on the outskirts of Baghdad where ISIS militants are attempting to seize control of the Iraqi capital - despite ongoing Western airstrikes against the terror group.

The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up to 1,000 soldiers during clashes yesterday.

ISIS have held a number of towns and villages close to the Iraqi capital since earlier in the year, when government troops melted away following a lightning advance in the west of the country - enabling the terrorist group to seize further swaths of territory for their so-called caliphate.

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Ocean City Reviewing Hectic Car Rally Weekend; General Behavior Viewed As Disappointing

OCEAN CITY — Tensions ran high over the weekend with thousands of vehicles in the area for an organized car rally overwhelming local roads and stressing law enforcement agencies while also providing an off-season economic boost.

Although it’s not sanctioned by the Town of Ocean City, the 17th Annual H20 International (H20i) event, which is actually held in Whaleyville, markets Ocean City as the destination and most of the participants stay in the resort area while here for the event.

Some videos on You Tube and event-associated Facebook pages document some ruckus scenes, including burnouts and races on Coastal Highway. Others show mobs of people and vehicles in private and city-owned parking lots. In one case, a fight broke out between two men and shoving matches are seen through a sea of people at night in a parking lot. In another video taken at the convention center parking lot, an OCPD vehicle is shown feet away from a car executing a burnout and the police vehicle being unable to move as a result of all the onlookers.

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Bureaucrat SMACKED DOWN After Warning Homeschooling Parents They ‘Must Follow’ Common Core

The Home School Legal Defense Association says it has successfully intervened in the case of two New Jersey parents who decided to homeschool their child instead of utilizing the Westfield, N.J. public school system.

According to the homeschooling advocacy group, the trouble began earlier this school year when the assistant superintendent of the Westfield Public Schools sent a letter to the parents warning them that they have no choice but to abide by New Jersey’s Common Core standards.

The letter ordered the parents to present a “letter of intent” to school district officials and an outline of their proposed curriculum. Then, the letter reportedly said, the parents had to hope the superintendent would accept their curriculum and allow them to continue homeschooling their own child.

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Holder Resigned Over Failure to Prosecute Wanta Murder Plot!

A report has surfaced today that Eric Holder was made to resign over his failure to prosecute Senator Sheldon Songstad and Governor Don Sundquist over their $30 billion attempted bribe and murder plot to hire hit men to kill Lee Wanta caught on tape and broken first on Before It’s News in this story.

“Senator Songstad and Governor Sundquist Caught Red Handed Plotting Murder!”

I was told today that an anonymous source provided this shocking information about Eric Holder to personnel at VeteransToday. Obviously Eric Holder is working with the same people involved with Senator Songstad and Governor Sunquist and has now been rewarded for his non prosecution for their crimes as well as protecting the criminal bankers that have looted America with a $77 Million Job With JP Morgan Chase.

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Kirby Travers Intends To Sue Wicomico County IF Elected Wicomico County Council


Is this true?http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2014/08/candidate-kirby-travers-disqualified.html If so, would you retire, or would the central committee get to appoint someone?

Travers for Wicomico County Council District 2 The charter language is open to interpretation. My hopes are to be successful in the election and then proceed with a court filing for interpretation. In no way am I proceeding with the intent to have the Central Committee fill the seat.

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NRP Uses State Police Helicopter to Catch Illegal Clammers

Two Queen Anne’s County men were charged with illegal clamming Monday after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer spotted them while on surveillance patrol aboard a State Police helicopter.

Observers aboard Trooper 6 spotted the watermen before 8 a.m. as they harvested clams on and near oyster beds in Eastern Bay.

Edward Ellsworth Grimes Jr. 63, of Stevensville*, and Bryan Richard Grimes, 39, of Chester, were each charged with dredging for soft clams within 150 feet of a natural oyster bar and dredging for clams on a natural oyster bar.

The men are scheduled to appear in Queen Anne’s District Court on Nov. 5. If found guilty on all charges, they could face fines exceeding $1,000 each.

Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group ( James Moran )

A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.

Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations.

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Feds Open New Data Center In Western Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Social Security Administration is opening a new national data center near Frederick.

Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin is among the officials attending Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony in the unincorporated community of Urbana.

The center maintains demographic, wage, and benefit information on almost every American. It was funded by $500 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Parents outraged: School system considering teaching kindergartners masturbation

Las Vegas area parents were angry and offended earlier this week when the Clark County School Board proposed changes to elementary school sex-ed curriculum that would expose five- to eight-year-olds to different sexual preferences such as homosexuality.

The changes are being proposed in an effort to give everyone “respect regardless of who they are attracted to,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Lessons would also teach kindergartners that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation.”

“You want to teach my 5-year-old how to masturbate?” asked parent Julie Butler at a meeting held Monday to get community reaction to the proposals.

Curriculum changes would also teach older elementary school-age students such concepts as anal and oral sex.

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Main Street Master Plan - Utility Inspection

Utility Inspection work associated with the Main Street Master Plan project is scheduled to be performed on East Main Street, between Division Street and South Salisbury Boulevard (Route 13). Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and will be completed by Friday, October 3, 2014, barring any unforeseen problems. The work will be performed between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.

East Main Street will remain open during the work. However, all on-street parking on East Main Street between Baptist Street and Route 13 will be closed on Thursday, October 2, 2014. You may experience minor delays due to traffic pattern modifications. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Walsh with A. Morton Thomas and Associates at (301) 881-2545.

Breaking News on Maryland's Unemployment!

Maryland's unemployment rate is now higher than the national average. 

According to the last week's report from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, Maryland's unemployment rate increased to 6.4%.  The national average is 6.1%.


Our neighboring states' rates are:
PA - 5.8%
VA - 5.6%
DE - 6.5%

We all remain very concerned about the economy here in Maryland.  You might have read the article about the recent write-down of the expected tax revenues into the State.  The political "spin" on this information is interesting!

Peter Franchot - "We need to recognize that hope is not an economic strategy." 

Anthony Brown - "After years of hard work recovering from the Bush recession..." 
Yes, you read that right - he's blaming it on President Bush!!  After 8 years of O'Malley and 6 years of Obama, our economy is going in the wrong direction.  They need a new whipping boy - no one believes it's Bush's fault.

Larry Hogan - "Today's report is utterly devastating and confirms what we have been saying, that Martin O'Malley and Anthony Brown have taxed and spent our economy into the ground. Overtaxed Marylanders are earning less, small-business profits are disappearing and people have less to spend on goods and services," Hogan said in statement.


And the question still remains.  Why wouldn't the Baltimore Sun or the Washington Post print an article about how Maryland's unemployment has risen from 6.1% to 6.4% and now exceeds the national average?  

Could there be politics at work right before an election?

Mike McDermott Reception TONIGHT


Speaker Series provided by the Worcester County Tea Party

Speaker: District 38 Candidates Meet & Greet

Topic: Candidate's Free Forum Followed by Q&A from Audience

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time: Meeting begins at 7PM, doors open at 6:30PM

Location: Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room
235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811

Admission: FREE

For more information email WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, go to the web sitewww.worcestercountyteaparty.com or call 443-614-7214

Annual Bazaar

St. John’s United Methodist Church
312 E. Main St. – Fruitland, MD
Friday – October 31, 2014
Starting at 9:00am 
Oyster Sandwiches, Chicken Salad, Vegetable Soup
Sweet Potato Pies and Biscuits
Jams, Jellies and Bake Shop
Homemade and Wooden Crafts
Avon and White Elephant Items 
Call in orders welcome – (410) 742-5592

Heroes Haven hosts veteran at Nationwide race

DOVER — Heroes Haven is dedicated to helping wounded veterans re-acclimate to normal life. The organization typically takes interested men and women hunting or fishing and hosts an annual banquet for them.

This weekend, however, it’s doing something new.

With the aid of Ken Adams, president of Melvin L. Joseph Construction Co., the group was able to sponsor a former soldier and treat him to a special tour of Dover International Speedway and a prime seat for Saturday’s Nationwide race.

Charles Harris, of Cumberland, Md., said he had gotten to know Heroes Havens president Raymond Edwards in previous hunting trips, and when Mr. Edwards invited him to the race, he was interested.

“Growing up, I watched it with my dad, and then I kind of fell out of it when I joined the Army, and now I’m getting back into it,” Mr. Harris said.

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October Hours & Events

It is hard to believe that OCTOBER is almost here! The Red Roost has plenty going on for our last month of the season! Don't forget, our hours change this week. The Red Roost will open today at 5:30pm. Closed Tuesday through Thursday. Open Friday at 5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday open at noon!

Our famous Haunted Hayride is back! Starting this weekend... Every Friday & Saturday night in October, the hayrides start at dusk! (Weather permitting.)
Cost for the Haunted Hayride is $5 per person

Proudly supporting TOYS FOR TOTS! The Red Roost is accepting new and unwrapped toys the month of October. With your toy donation, on a Friday or Saturday night, you will receive a free hayride!

SAVE THE DATE: The Red Roost Season Closing Party is Saturday, Oct. 25th! Live Music, Kid's & Adult's Costume Contests, Games & Prizes!

Call for reservations and more event details!
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Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote

Reason 1: You get your politics from Lena Dunham.

If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-centuryU.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers.

It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or so abortions a year, is not entirely unrelated to the cultural debasement that is the only possible explanation for the career of Lena Dunham. A people mature enough to manage the relationship between procreative input and procreative output without recourse to the surgical dismemberment of living human organisms probably would not find much of interest in the work of Miss Dunham. But we are a nation of adult children so horrified by the prospect of actual children that we put one in five of them to death for such excellent reasons as the desire to fit nicely into a prom dress.

It’s not for nothing that, on the precipice of 30, Miss Dunham is famous for a television series called Girls rather than one called Women. She might have gone one better and called it Thumbsuckers. (The more appropriate title Diapers would terrify her demographic.)

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Local Pastor Arming People With Better Ways To Communicate With Officers

More violence overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue over the death of an unarmed teenager shot by a police officer. Late Saturday night, shots were fired at two Ferguson police officers–one received non-life threatening injuries. Police say the shootings are not connected to the protests.

In the meantime, the parents of Michael Brown paid a visit to Baltimore.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on a local pastor’s effort to protect citizens from unwarranted police attacks.

Michael Brown’s parents did not speak Sunday at the Empowerment Temple, but Pastor Jamal Bryant says incidents like this play out too often in the black community. He is looking at ways to arm people with better ways of communicating with police officers.

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DNC losing women in droves

Exclusive: Gina Loudon reveals why party's popularity with ladies has done an about-face

Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have seen the attention that the Ray Rice story was receiving and decided she wanted that attention for herself. She took to the airwaves to assert that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand.”

It isn’t the first time. A video emerged showing Wasserman Schultz making the same remark about Gov. Rick Scott just last month.

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Dad Of 2 Missing Md. Toddlers Pleads For Amber Alert

The father of two suburban Maryland children missing for more than three weeks is appealing to Gov. Martin O’Malley for help.

Troy Turner of Clarksburg sent a letter to O’Malley on Monday morning saying he’s seen no evidence ruling out that his children may be alive and believes an Amber Alert would help find them. He asks the governor to intercede with Maryland State Police and have the agency issue an Amber Alert for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle.

Montgomery County police have said they believe the children are dead and were pursuing a homicide case against their mother, 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle.

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PUT YOUR SEAT BELTS ON AGAIN SALISBURY, SBYNEWS TO BREAK ANOTHER MAJOR STORY TOMORROW

If everything falls into place tomorrow I expect to break yet another major story that will rock Salisbury once again.

Actually, we might have a couple of big stories tomorrow. All I'll say at this point is, well, just imagine Jim Ireton's foot very deep in his mouth. 


Another American exposed to Ebola

The latest American exposed to Ebola has arrived at the National Institutes of Health. The patient, who remains unnamed, is a physician who volunteered in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. The agency is taking precautionary measures. The patient has been admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's special clinical studies unit. It is specifically designed to provide high-level isolation capabilities, and is staffed by infectious disease and critical care specialists.

Huh? New White House Barrier For ‘Construction,’ Secret Service Cop Says

The Secret Service needs to get its story straight.

Asked Monday about the new waist-high barriers outside the White House, a uniformed Secret Service officer outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. told The Daily Caller that the temporary fencing was placed there for an unspecified construction project.

“The extra fence was there as a safety precaution because of construction,” the officer told TheDC near the White House’s northern fence.

It’s not because of previous security concerns, like the White House intruder?

“No, it is a safety precaution,” the officer replied.

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Rand Paul’s NSA lawsuit put on hold

Paul (R-Ky.) and the conservative group Freedomworks filed the suit in February

Sen. Rand Paul’s lawsuit over National Security Agency surveillance was put on hold Monday, pending an appeals court ruling on a parallel case brought before the senator’s.

Judge Richard Leon did not explain the rationale for his ruling but granted a Justice Department motion to halt the case while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit considers the NSA surveillance issue in separate lawsuits brought by conservative activist Larry Klayman.

Paul (R-Ky.) and the conservative group Freedomworks filed the suit in February. Some critics derided the move as a publicity stunt, since Leon already ruled the surveillance likely unconstitutional in the other suits.

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What if All the Illegal Aliens Left the U.S.?

There are an estimated 20 million illegals living here in the U.S. This is a fact that we are going to have to live with for some time to come. But what if the illegals all left and went back across the border?

Here are some statistics for you:
In the original 2012 post by someone named Tommy Ester, the following statistics were revealed:

California
In California, there are an estimated 3.5 million illegal aliens. If they were all to leave, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons.

Colorado
In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grand children would move back across the border. That would save Colorado an estimated $2 to $7 billion annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone. Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens.

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Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

Thanks to Sunday’s Climate March in New York and Tuesday’s Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes.

Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:

Both the Earth and the Sun pass through natural cycles. The Sun is currently in a cycle of lower radiation as signaled by fewer sunspots representing magnetic storms.

There is currently no global warming. The Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years. No child who has passed through K-12 classes in school has experienced a single day of “global warming.”
Not one computer model that predicted increased warming has been accurate.

Carbon dioxide, (CO2) blamed for global warming, is not a “pollutant” despite a Supreme Court decision stating this. Our exhaled breath contains about 4% of CO2.

How can carbon dioxide be called a “pollutant” when it is directly responsible for the growth of all vegetation on the planet? Without CO2 there would not be a single blade of grass or a redwood tree. Or the animal life that depends on vegetation; wheat and rice, for example, as food.

There is zero evidence that carbon dioxide generated by human activities is causing catastrophic climate change. Climate is measured in centuries or shorter periods of many decades in order to determine its cycles. The weather is what is occurring where you reside and it changes every day.


At 78% nitrogen is the most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is an essential building block of amino acids present in all proteins. It is a very stable, unreactive gas. Oxygen is the second most abundant gas-of-life in the atmosphere at 21%. Water vapor is the third most abundant gas-of-life in the atmosphere; it varies up to 5%, It reduces incoming solar radiation by day and reduces surface cooling at night. Carbon dioxide is the least abundant gas in the atmosphere at 0.04%.

The assertion that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is man-made and an urgent problem is a fiction. In May Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, cited the Zimmerman/Doran survey in which, out of 3,146 respondents, only 79 listed climate science as an area of expertise. Hardly 97%. “Surveys of meteorologists repeatedly find a majority oppose the alleged consensus,” noted Bast.

Ben Carson: 2016 election may not happen

All that talk about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s innuendoes, Rand Paul’s ideas, Chris Christie’s suggestions – may be all for naught.

There may not even be a 2016 president election, according to one man who is a likely contender.

“I hope that that is not going to be the case. But certainly there is the potential,” said Dr. Ben Carson, who was director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and became famous for his groundbreaking work in separating conjoined twins. He is now firmly established as a superstar among conservatives across America.
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Rand Paul: 'Constitution Requires' Congressional Authorization for Obama to Attack ISIS

(Breitbart) – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a statement Tuesday that he supports military actions against ISIS—like the airstrikes President Obama just launched—but that the Constitution requires Obama to obtain congressional approval for such action.

“I support military action against ISIS but continue to believe the Constitution requires the President to receive Congressional authorization,” Paul said in a statement provided to Breitbart News.

President Obama did not seek congressional authorization for the strikes, which launched late Monday evening, a fact especially significant since he had sought — and obtained — authorization to arm Syrian rebels. Fox News’ Wendell Goler reported that in addition to the Middle East nations already involved in the strikes, Obama is heading to the United Nations on Tuesday to seek to add to the coalition.

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HUNGER ACTION MONTH ENDS WITH OFFICIAL WEIGH-INS

Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation to close out month-long effort encouraging Marylanders to donate food

BALTIMORE, MD –
Representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation will assemble Tuesday at Maryland Food Bank sites across the state to officially weigh food donations collected statewide throughout Hunger Action Month.

During September, all Maryland State Police barracks as well as select State Highway Administration buildings, Motor Vehicle Administration offices and inspection stations, Maryland Transportation Authority toll plazas, and sites including BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore, all participated in the statewide food drive. In addition to these locations, Marylanders were able to donate food through the food bank’s new virtual food drive platform at https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org.

Maryland State Troopers and other allied law enforcement agencies, assisted by personnel from the State Highway Administration, will caravan the food donations to one of three regional food bank locations on Tuesday. Representatives from the organizations will be on site for photos while donations are unloaded and officially weighed. Results are expected to be announced later in the afternoon.

WHAT:
Hunger Action Month 2014 Final Food Donation Weigh-In

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE
& WHO:
Maryland Food Bank – 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
- Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent, Maryland State Police
- Melinda B. Peters, Administrator, State Highway Administration
- John May, Senior Vice President of Operations, Maryland Food Bank

Eastern Shore:
Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore: 28500 Owens Branch Road, Salisbury, MD 21801
- Captain Ron Lewis, Eastern Troop Commander, Maryland State Police
- Donnie Drewer, State Highway Administration, District Engineer
- Jennifer Small, Managing Director, Maryland Food Bank


Western Maryland:
Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch: 220 McRand Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740
- Captain Ira Click, Western Troop Commander, Maryland State Police
- Anthony Crawford & Mark Crampton, State Highway Administration, District Engineers
- Matt Thompson, Managing Director, Maryland Food Bank

Top Things To Know About New Laws In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some of the high-profile new laws approved in Maryland this year will take effect on Wednesday. Here are some of the most prominent.

MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION

The possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will be a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Civil penalties include $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and $500 for a third offense. The law requires teen offenders to be evaluated for treatment.

TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION

Transgender residents will have protection against discrimination on matters relating to housing, employment, credit and use of public accommodations. The law defines gender identity as the gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth. The law says gender identity is demonstrated as “consistent and uniform assertion of the person’s gender identity or any other evidence that the gender identity is sincerely held as part of the person’s core identity.”

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5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives

When is the U.S. banking system going to crash? I can sum it up in three words. Watch the derivatives.

When is the U.S. banking system going to crash? I can sum it up in three words. Watch the derivatives. It used to be only four, but now there are five “too big to fail” banks in the United States that each have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives. Today, the U.S. national debt is sitting at a grand total of about 17.7 trillion dollars, so when we are talking about 40 trillion dollars we are talking about an amount of money that is almost unimaginable. And unlike stocks and bonds, these derivatives do not represent “investments” in anything. They can be incredibly complex, but essentially they are just paper wagers about what will happen in the future. The truth is that derivatives trading is not too different from betting on baseball or football games. Trading in derivatives is basically just a form of legalized gambling, and the “too big to fail” banks have transformed Wall Street into the largest casino in the history of the planet. When this derivatives bubble bursts (and as surely as I am writing this it will), the pain that it will cause the global economy will be greater than words can describe.

If derivatives trading is so risky, then why do our big banks do it?

The answer to that question comes down to just one thing.

Greed.

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