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Monday, January 06, 2014

Greetings Citizens of Worcester County

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Greetings Citizens of Worcester County;
This is the best method I have found for you to combat Identity Theft. Take a few minutes and get the free report so that “you” can insure your identity has not been stolen. This is undoubtedly the best protection against becoming a victim; that is to keep your Credit Report up to date and insure it is accurate.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and Trans-Union — to provide you with a FREE copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The FCRA promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s credit reporting companies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the FCRA with respect to credit reporting companies.
A credit report includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or have filed for bankruptcy. Nationwide credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home.
Here are the details about your rights under the FCRA, which established the free annual credit report program.
Q: How do I order my free report?
The three nationwide credit reporting companies have set up a central website, a toll-free telephone number, and a mailing address through which you can order your free annual report.
To order, visit annualcreditreport.com, call 1-877-322-8228. Or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. Do not contact the three nationwide credit reporting companies individually. They are providing free annual credit reports only through annualcreditreport.com, 1-877-322-8228 or mailing to Annual Credit Report Request Service.
You may order your reports from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies at the same time, or you can order your report from each of the companies one at a time. The law allows you to order one free copy of your report from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies every 12 months. And if you have attended my seminar, you will recall that I suggest you use the service once every four months, to maintain a constant vigilance on your credit and Identity Theft prevention. For example, January 2014 use Experian, May 2014 use Equifax and then September use Trans-Union and repeat it afterwards.
Also, please mark your calendar for the Identity Theft Prevention seminar, a very informal fun presentation; that will be show cased at the Knights of Columbus Lodge facility at 100th Street in Ocean City on February 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. Presented by Taylor Bank, Bank of Ocean City and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. I hope that you can attend.

Report all suspicious activity and show you care by watching out for your neighbor.

Citizens and Government Working Together

Obama's Plan


STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PERFORMS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON FOUR MOVABLE BRIDGES THIS MONTH

Drivers Should Remain Alert for Work Crews and Minor Traffic Impacts
 
(January 6, 2014) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is performing routine maintenance on four State-maintained movable bridges during the month of January.  Crews will work on site during the day, and traffic may be impacted no longer than a normal opening for that particular bridge.  Outlined below are the dates and times for the routine bridge maintenance:
 
- Friday, January 10: MD 181 (Compromise Street) Bridge over Spa Creek in Anne Arundel County, 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

- Thursday, January 16: US 50 Bridge over the Sinepuxent Bay (Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge) in Ocean City, Worcester County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
- Thursday, January 23: MD 213 Bridge over the Chester River at the Queen Anne’s / Kent County line, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
- Friday, January 31: MD 331 Dover Bridge over the Choptank River at the Caroline / Talbot County line, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Dates and time are weather dependent.  This work is being performed as a part of bridge maintenance contracts with Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. of Annapolis.  While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving behavior to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!

Food For Thought:

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without
a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents? permission to go on
a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get
an abortion ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane,
cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book,
but you don't have to show ID for the right to vote on who runs the government ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding
citizens from owning gun magazines with more than
ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy
new leaders in  Egypt ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If, in the largest city of the country, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas,
but not a 24-ounce soda because the government says a 24-ounce
sugary drink might make you fat ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped and searched
by the TSA, but a woman in a hi-jab is only subject to
having her neck and head searched because of her religion ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to
eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions
more ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school
for saying his teacher?s "cute," but hosting a sexual
exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly
acceptable ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes
and more government intrusion, while not working
is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid,
subsidized housing, and free cell phones ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to
work is to reward them with 99 weeks
of unemployment checks with no requirement to
prove they applied for it ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself
makes you more "safe" according to the government ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you are offended by this article, then I'll bet you voted
for the idiots who are running and "ruining" our
Great country.

"Rudolph" Voice Actor Larry D. Mann Dies at 91

Larry D. Mann, who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," has died. He was 91.

His son, Richard Mann, says the actor died of age-related causes on Monday in Los Angeles.

Beginning in the 1950s, the Canadian-born Mann had small roles in movies, including "The Sting" and "In the Heat of the Night."
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Call A Marine By Toby Keith

Gold Alert Issued For Missing Townsend Man

Location:  200 block of Ebenezer Church Road, Townsend, DE

Date of Occurrence: Last seen by family on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.

Gold Alert Subject:
Michael G. Schirling-54 of Townsend, DE
White male, 6’0” tall, 170 lbs
Last seen wearing a gray winter coat, blue jeans, black knit hat, and brown boots.
Photo attached

Resume:
Townsend-The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for missing Townsend man, Michael G. Schirling-54

Troopers are looking for Michael G. Schirling-54 who was last seen by family on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. at his residence leaving on foot in the 200 block of Ebenezer Church Road, Townsend, DE.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Schirling to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate Schirling have been unsuccessful and there is concern for his safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact 911 or Troop 9 at 302-378-5749 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/ Information can also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF BISHOP LEE ROBINSON

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 6, 2014) -- Tonight, Governor O'Malley issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Bishop Lee Robinson, Baltimore city's first black police commissioner, and former state secretary of public safety and juvenile justice:

"On behalf a very grateful State, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Bishop Lee Robinson. Over the course of his 50-year law enforcement career, Secretary Robinson gave back ceaselessly to our city and our State. From the halls of the State house in Annapolis, to the offices of our State's top public safety agencies to the classrooms of the University of Baltimore, Mr. Robinson's perseverance and grit inspired many. Tonight, our city grieves the loss one of her staunchest guardians and our State mourns the loss of one its most dedicated servants."

Russian Video That Made The Whole World Cry. There Is Still Hope In This World.

Wreckless Motorcyclists Taunt Trooper Trapped In Crashed Car

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90 Year Old Fights Off Robber With Gun

A Mom And Her Son Blow Bubbles The Freezing Cold. They Never Expected It To Look So Amazing...

When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington, Angela Kelly got a crazy idea.

She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade soap and sent bubbles soaring through the chilly winter air.

Angela snapped photos as the frost created intricate designs in the larger bubbles, while the smaller ones froze and shattered as they hit the ground.

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Roscoe Bartlett: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid

When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United States doesn’t do something to protect the grid, and soon, a terrorist or an act of nature will put an end to life as we know it.

Bartlett loved to conjure doomsday visions: Think post-Sandy New York City without power—but spread over a much larger area for months at a time. He once recounted a conversation he claimed to have had with unnamed Russian officials about how they could take out the United States: They would “detonate a nuclear weapon high above your country,” he recalled them saying, “and shut down your power grid—and your communications—for six months or so.”

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FDA To Require Vending Machines To Post Calorie Information

Sweeping changes to the nation’s healthcare will soon impact the snacks you buy from vending machines. The Food & Drug Administration finalizes guidelines on how calorie information will be displayed.

You can soon count your calories as you count your change.

New labeling regulations under President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul law will require vendors to post calorie information.
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Dr. Ron Paul On Obamacare: Opt Out And Let It Self-Destruct

Maryland State Police Press Release 1-6-14

Maryland State Police Press Release
01/06/2014 16:19

TROOPERS URGE CAUTION AS OLD MAN WINTER BLOWS 
(Pikesville, MD) – Maryland State Police are urging drivers to use caution and to think twice before heading out during the expected blast of cold weather from ‘old man winter’.

Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police has directed all personnel to be on high alert for disabled vehicles with the anticipated record low temperatures. Troopers will be working with the State Highway Administration’s, Coordinated Highway Action Response Team, to assist disabled motorists as quickly as possible. 

With cold weather advisories across the state and weather forecasters predicting bone chilling temperatures, state troopers are encouraging motorists to make sure they and their vehicles are prepared and properly equipped. Motorists ought to keep a survival bag in their car which should include a blanket, a flashlight (with batteries) or flares, jumper cables, and an extra bottle of antifreeze and windshield washer fluid. 

The cold weather can wreck havoc on a vehicle, so check the following before traveling:
o Check the tire pressure and tread
o Check the battery
o Check the car fluid levels
o Make sure you have a good spare tire

Drivers are reminded their cell phones can be used to call 9-1-1 in emergencies or #77. Additional personnel have been reassigned to assist with road patrol duties to supplement regular patrol forces across the state.

WCSO Press Release 1-6-14

Press Release 1/6/2014

PRESS RELEASE

Incident: WCSO Activity

Location: Wicomico County

1.      On 31 Dec 2013 at 10:40 AM Zachary Christopher Hufnell, 24 of Baltimore, was arrested on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he violated his probation. Hufnell was originally convicted of two counts of possession of a destructive device. Hufnell was detained on a bond of $25,000.00.
Hofnell, Zachary
Hofnell, Zachary

2.      On 2 Jan 2014 at 3:00 PM, Meghan Lynn Knight, 29 of Eden, was arrested on an open District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a theft scheme over $1,000.00 case. Knight was detained without bond.
Knight, Meghan
Knight, Meghan

3.      On 4 Jan 2014 at 10:40 AM, Laura Faye Wiggins, 31 of Salisbury, was arrested on two District Court Bench Warrants that were issued after she failed to appear for two CDS Possession cases. Wiggins was detained without bond.
Wiggins, Laura
Wiggins, Laura

4.      On 5 Jan 2014 at 11:32 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Jean Concile, 18 of Salisbury, for a registration violation. During the stop, the deputy recovered what was recognized as marijuana and associated paraphernalia. Concile was released after being charged on a criminal citation.
                         
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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date: 6 January 2014

Obama Adviser Gene Sperling Pushes For Unemployment Benefits Extension Without Offsets

Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling took to the Sunday morning talk shows to push for Congress to extend emergency unemployment benefits ahead of a key Senate vote Monday.

Sperling, the director of President Obama's National Economic Council, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Monday "is the day that 1.3 million Americans go to their mailbox and find that the check that they'd been relying on to put food on their table, put gas in their cars to look for a new job, will not be there."

Sperling urged Congress to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation for three months. The program expired in December, immediately ending benefits for 1.3 million of the 4.1 million Americans out of work for 27 weeks or longer and cutting off benefits for thousands of others expected to exhaust their 26 weeks of benefits in the weeks ahead.
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Additional Weather Alert

Weather Alert
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES- 
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD... PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...304 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014 

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST TUESDAY... 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST TUESDAY. 

* HAZARDS: DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS. * WIND CHILL VALUES: 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO DUE TO TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO COMBINED WITH WEST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. 

* TIMING: LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. 

* IMPACTS: THE COLD TEMPERATURES MAY RESULT IN FROZEN WATER PIPES AND WILL BE A DANGER TO EXPOSED SKIN. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES. 

INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...CHINCOTEAGUE... WALLOPS ISLAND...MELFA...EASTVILLE 354 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014 

AREAS OF DENSE FOG HAVE DEVELOPED ALONG THE VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE BEACHES EARLY THIS MORNING. VISIBILITIES HAVE LOWERED TO BETWEEN ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE IN MOST LOCATIONS. THE FOG IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH SUNRISE. PERIODIC RAIN MAY HELP TO SCOUR OUT SOME OF THE FOG AT TIMES. 

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY DUE TO THE AREAS OF DENSE FOG. DRIVE AT REDUCED SPEEDS...WATCH FOR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL BUS STOPS...AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS ONLY. 

Today Rain likely before noon, then a chance of rain showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 36 by 5pm. South wind 16 to 18 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. 

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -8. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. 

Tuesday Night Clear, with a low around 11. West wind 3 to 5 mph.

Dems Stake 2014 Survival On Class Strife

ObamaCare is going to cost Democrats dearly in this year’s midterm elections. And if early warnings about higher costs, less access to care and disrupted coverage for the 85 percent of Americans who were covered before the law prove true, there may be little anyone can do to avoid another landslide defeat for the blue team. But while Republicans are readying themselves for majority status, Democrats know that the only number that matters is five. If Democrats can limit Republican gains in the Senate to five or less, nothing changes in Washington. So while the GOP is thinking big, Democrats are thinking small, small, small. While Republicans are hoping to ride a national tide, Democrats are hoping to just protect half of the 10 most vulnerable seats on their side of the aisle. Their strategy: to focus on an issue that has animated the activist base of the party for generations: The gap between rich and poor. It may not be nearly as important as ObamaCare, but President Obama and Harry Reid don’t need it to be. They just need to squeeze out enough base voters to preserve a Senate majority.

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Wind Chill Advisory for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland

Wicomico County Emergency Services - DES

The US National Weather Service Wakefield VA has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland to be in effect from midnight tonight (1/6/14) to 6 PM Tuesday (1/7/14). Wind Chill: 5 below to 15 below zero. The lowest wind chills are expected to occur after midnight Monday night through Tuesday morning. Temperatures: Falling into the teens Monday evening then lows in the single digits Monday night and highs in the teens Tuesday. Winds: West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Impacts: Dangerously low wind chills could lead to frostbite and hypothermia Monday evening through Tuesday.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

1,600 Applicants For 3 Dozen Dairy Plant Jobs? Welcome To Hagerstown.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — When the Good Humor ice cream plant closed here two summers ago, more than 400 jobs and a stable, punch-the-clock way of life melted away, another in a string of plant closings that have battered this once-proud manufacturing town.

The hulking plant sat vacant until a co-op of Virginia dairy farmers purchased it in summer 2013 to process milk and ice cream, though on a far smaller scale than the 60,000 cases of ice cream that global food giant Unilever churned out every day.

Randy Inman, the board president for Shenandoah Family Farms, said he expected the plant’s revival to trigger plenty of interest in its three dozen or so initial jobs. What he did not expect: 1,600 applicants and counting — a deluge.

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Is Obamacare A Giant Churn Operation?

There's growing optimism among Obamacare advocates that the Affordable Care Act could reach seven million sign-ups by the end of March. The administration at first embraced the number -- which originally came from the Congressional Budget Office -- only to back away from it when the problems of the federal Obamacare website became apparent. Now, with word that 2.1 million have so far signed up for private insurance, some of that pre-rollout confidence is coming back.

It's well known that in its effort to reach seven million, the administration redefined "enrollment" to mean anyone who has chosen a health plan — not just those who have actually purchased one. So there are serious questions about the 2.1 million figure. But perhaps the bigger question about the Obamacare number is: How many of the people who are now purchasing coverage on the exchanges are doing so because they lost the coverage they already had because it did not meet Obamacare standards?

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Top 10 Examples Of Government Waste In 2013

Lesson 1: Don't Mess With Your Parents



Benghazi Victim's Mom: My Son's Blood On Hillary's Hands

The mother of U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, one of the four men killed in Benghazi, believes then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to blame for the death of her son.

"Absolutely, without a doubt," Patricia Smith told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"That woman should not be president. She does not make good decisions. She makes terrible decisions. I don't like the ones she made for my son."

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Global Warming Extremists


U.S. Seeking al Qaeda Terrorist Linked To Benghazi Attack

Egyptian sought in Egypt, Yemen

The U.S. government is trying to apprehend an al Qaeda terrorist wanted for his role in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans.

The suspect, Muhammad Jamal, was imprisoned in Egypt last fall and in September was being held by the Egyptian government. His current whereabouts could not be confirmed, said U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. One official said Jamal remains in Egyptian custody, contrary to reports that he was in Yemen.

Jamal was labeled a designated terrorist by the United Nations Oct. 18, identifying him and the group he formed, the Muhammad Jamal Network, as linked to the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack.

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Senate Democrats Want To “Fast-Track” Unemployment Benefits

According to the Guardian Newspaper, Democratic leaders in the upper chamber are planning to introduce a three-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits. The aide explained, “This is not some abstract political issue. If Congress doesn't do this, and do it quickly, people will be choosing whether to pay rent or be out on the streets.” The trouble is, without much-needed financial assistance, most people won't have any choice in that scenario. Hopefully, Senate Democrats can push through an extension quickly, and start working on a long-term solution to unemployment – like making our government the employer of last resort.

Vendors At Gun Show Talk New Laws, Fluctuating Sales

Frank Krasner was hoping for a good crowd this weekend, but he said he knew it would be nothing like the crowds he saw before October.

Krasner, who runs the Silverado Gun Show, said gun sales in the state have plummeted since Oct. 1, when new state gun laws went into effect.

Pointing to an empty ticket office window on Saturday afternoon, Krasner said it's a far cry from shows from January to September of last year, when, in the morning, the line would take hours to get through.
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Radiation Level Update

According to RadCast.org, waves of radiation are increasing levels throughout our nation, and the heavy snowfall in many regions may be to blame. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, radiation levels are averaging 43 counts per minute, with spikes of 71, and Charleston, West Virginia is sitting at 43, with peaks of 60 counts per minute. Spearfish, South Dakota is reporting levels of 56 counts per minute, with spikes at 93, and Lakewood, Colorado is hovering around 67, with highs up to 99 counts per minute. Chandler, Arizona is averaging 46 counts per minute, with spikes of 76, and Diablo Canyon, California is sitting at 45, with highs at 70 counts per minute. Seattle, Washington is hovering at 30, with spikes of 47 counts per minute, and Portland, Oregon is sitting at 31, with spikes of 54. RadCast.org's alert level is 100 counts per minute, but they remind us that there is no safe level of radiation.

Americans Spent $7.45B In 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal With ‘Climate Change’

(CNSNews.com) – American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012, according to a federal government report submitted to the United Nations on a subject that Secretary of State John Kerry described as “a truly life-and-death challenge.”

That sum of $7.45 billion, which reached more than 120 countries through bilateral and multilateral channels, met President Obama’s “commitment to provide our fair share” of a collective pledge by developed nations to provide a total of nearly $30 billion in “fast start finance” (FSF), the report stated.

The pledge was made at a Dec. 2009 U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, and the FSF funding aims to support developing countries adapt to and cope with phenomena blamed on climate change, such as droughts and rising sea levels.

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BREAKING NEWS: Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

The Supreme Court has granted a stay for Utah in its same-sex marriage challenge, putting gay marriage in the state on hold for now.

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More New Taxes And Fees: How You’ll Pay For Obamacare In 2014

Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come.

1. Individual Mandate Tax. The individual mandate is designed to strong-arm individuals into purchasing government-approved health insurance or facing a tax penalty. In 2014, the penalty for not purchasing insurance will be either $95 or 1 percent of annual income (whichever is greater). Very few, if any, people will end up paying just $95, because individuals with an annual income of only $9,500 or less would likely qualify for Medicaid or a hardship exemption from the mandate. The mandate increases drastically in coming years, rising to $325 or 2 percent of income in 2015, and $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016—whichever is greater.

2. Health Insurer Tax. One of the largest tax increases in the law is an annual fee imposed on health insurers based on their share of the market. It is estimated to raise $8 billion in 2014 alone. The tax will more than likely be passed on to consumers through premium increases. An actuarial analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman projects that in 2014, this tax will increase premiums by 1.9 percent to 2.3 percent. And the impact will be greater in later years as the tax increases.

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'80s Pop Star Rants: 'I See No Difference Between Eating Animals And Pedophilia'

The gay lobby goes into a rage whenever homosexuality and pedophilia are put side by side.

Morrissey, a British pop star of the Eighties with the Smiths, may be gay (he says he's "humasexual," implying he's bisexual). But he'd rather accuse everyone of eating meat of being just like a pedophile. MusicFeeds.com reported it came during during a recent Q&A on Morrissey fan site called True To You:

“I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder,” declared the singer when asked “What is it that prompted you to stop eating meat?” The Meat Is Murder-singer continued, saying, “If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.”

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Oops! There's no way to add a newborn baby to your ObamaCare coverage

Pretty much how we all feel, kid.

The government geniuses who decided they could run health insurance better than everyone else apparently overlooked the fact that circumstances in people’s lives sometimes change, and it becomes necessary to update your insurance information to reflect that.

People now covered under ObamaCare are getting a rather unpleasant surprise upon the joyous event of having babies added to their families. It turns out giving birth may be easier than giving the baby health coverage. Try going to HealthCare.gov and looking for a way to add your newborn to your coverage. It doesn’t exist. While you’re at it, try looking for a way to indicate a change in your marital status, your job status, your income . . . I’ll save you the trouble. HealthCare.gov doesn’t offer a way to do any of that.

Now, you can call your insurer and they’ll take the information and update your insurance, so problem solved, right?
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Liz Cheney Ends Her Run For Senate

Liz Cheney is ending her bid for Wyoming Senate and her primary challenge against Mike Enzi. That was quick. While I’m not fan of Mike Enzi, a Liz Cheney in the Senate would worry me. While I have a lot of respect for Liz Cheney, I’d worry she’d be a John McCain/Kelly Ayotte type who always wants to go to war for the Muslims who hate us anyway. Enzi lead Cheney by as much as 53 percentage points in some polls and never gain traction. Now, Enzi will be on his way to an easy re-election as no progressive liberal Democrat has a snowball’s chance in hell in Wyoming.

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Pastor Manning Confirms: Pentagon Generals Ready To Arrest Obama

UPDATE: Antares Launch Scheduled Jan. 8

UPDATE: The NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Corp. Antares rocket at 1:32 p.m. EST, Jan. 8.

The Antares rocket will carry Orbital’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

The cargo craft will be filled with 2,780 pounds of supplies for the station, including vital science experiments to expand the research capability of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory, crew provisions, spare parts and experiment hardware. Also aboard the flight are 23 student experiments that will involve more than 10,000 students on the ground. These experiments will involve life sciences topics ranging from amoeba reproduction to calcium in the bones to salamanders. 

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One Company Is Working Hard To Make Sure Your Student Loans Stay With You Until You Die

Sometimes, terrible things happen in life. When something like cancer strikes, despite your best intentions and hardest efforts, medical bills and unemployment can leave you in a position where paying off your student loans is just not a thing you can make happen.

Theoretically, that’s where bankruptcy comes in. Reality, however, doesn’t follow the theory. As the New York Times reports, there is an agency out there working their butts off pushing back on bankruptcy to make sure that student debt is as permanent as possible.

The Educational Credit Management Corporation is a nonprofit entity with an exclusive government agreement, an organization whose sole purpose is to prevent student loans from entering default. There aren’t many borrowers who even try to have their student loans discharged in bankruptcy–only a few hundred per year–but ECMC is there to make things as difficult as possible for the ones who do.

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Per Order Of Judge Hollander A Second Amended Complaint Is Filed In The District Of Maryland

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

Jurisdiction is proper due to the fact that the defendant is an Acting Director of a Federal Government Agency located in the District of Maryland, there is a diversity of citizenship and the Federal law question -Freedom of Information Act 5 US §552 is the basis of the complaint.

ALLEGATIONS AND APPEAL OF REFUSAL BY THE DEFENDANT TO PROVIDE REQUESTED SS-5 FOR HARRY (HARRISON) BOUNEL

1. On April 26 Plaintiff submitted Freedom of Information request to the Social Security Administration (Hereinafter SSA), seeking under 5 USC §552 (Hereinafter FOIA) a release of SS-5, Social Security Application for Harry (Harrison) Bounel and two other individuals.

2. Agency has an obligation to respond to FOIA request within 20 days business days.

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2ND TOP MILITARY MAN CALLS FOR MILLIONS TO MARCH ON D.C.

Citizens plan mass gathering to restore constitutional foundation with prayer

Truckers rallied in Washington to restore America to its constitutional republic foundations. So did veterans. And bikers. They all assembled and then departed, leaving the Beltway insiders to continue running the nation into the ground, according to one man who says an event he hopes to hold this spring will be different.

U.S. Army Col. Harry G. Riley, retired, who runs the Patriots for America website, told WND his event planned for May 16 doesn’t really have an organized sponsor – it will be just be individual Americans assembling to demand a restoration of their nation.

One of the primary catalysts for the event he said, was the establishment of a prayer group.

Also, he vows that they won’t leave Washington until they see change.

“One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office,” Riley explains in a promotional email about his plan.

“The senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives will become Speaker of the House and the U.S. House of Representatives will elect a temporary president and vice president of the United States. The U.S. Senate will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader,” he declared.

“As required, the U.S. Congress will execute appropriate legislation to convene new elections or U.S. states will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.”

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Maryland General Assembly 2014 Session: 5 Storylines To Watch

Lawmakers, lobbyists and hundreds of staffers will return to Annapolis on Wednesday for the start of the 2014 General Assembly session.

They’ll arrive after a busy 2013 that saw lawmakers hiking Maryland’s gas tax, repealing the death penalty and giving the state some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

This year will be different. Lawmakers will have to multitask, reshaping the state’s laws while getting ready for the 2014 primary election on June 24.
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B-24 Liberator Willow Run Assembly Plant

B-24 - - - FORD TOUGH ! They also built these at the Fort Worth factory (Consolidated Aircraft), now Lockheed-Martin. Here is something most people are not aware of. Ford built the B-24 Liberator, one every hour. Could this be accomplished today ... Probably not. NOW YOU WILL KNOW..... "THE REST OF THE STORY" Bet you didn't know that Ford had its own pilots to test the B-24 Liberators it was building for the ARMY at the rate of one every 55 MINUTES!! A little bit of history for aviation buffs. This was BEFORE Pearl Harbor! Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just as he had done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world's largest building under one roof. This film will absolutely blow you away - one B-24 every 55 minutes. ADOLF HITLER HAD NO IDEA THE U.S. WAS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF THING.

Stop Radical MD Wage Control Bill

Democrats in Maryland are competing to see who can make Barack Obama blush the most.

Delegate Keith Haynes (D-Baltimore City) just filed a bill to double the state "minimum wage."

Please help Maryland Liberty PAC STOP HB-72 by clicking here.

This wage control bill has been assigned to the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee.

We must make sure that it never gets out of that committee!

U.S. Border

The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to keep on the lookout for a red 1951 Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico and into points along the U.S. border. If you see the vehicle pictured below and have reason to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact your local Police Department or the U.S. Border Patrol.

11 Attorneys General: Obama Breaking Law With Health Care Change

Eleven state attorneys general have signed onto a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius arguing that the administration is violating the law by making repeated changes to President Obama’s health care overhaul without congressional approval.

They specifically refer to the White House’s move to allow insurance companies to continue selling health care plans that would be out of compliance with the new mandates under Obamacare.

“We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but any changes to the law must be done legally and through the proper channels,” the attorneys general wrote. “The Administration may not decide single-handedly which parts of the law it will enforce and which parts it will ignore. The only way to fix this problem-ridden law is through congressional action.”

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January 2014: School Calendar Reminders

-Jan. 6-17: Maryland High School Assessment administration window, for students who have previously taken and not passed one or more of the HSAs

-Jan. 13-Feb. 21: ACCESS for ELL English Language Proficiency Test, for K-12 ELL students

-Jan. 20: Schools and Central Office closed for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Educational activities will be offered at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in the morning, and a banquet will be held that evening.

-Jan. 22: End of 2nd marking period

-Jan. 22: Evening High School Commencement, 7 p.m., Prince Street Elementary

-Jan. 24: Professional Day, schools closed for students

-Jan. 31: Report cards for 2nd marking period distributed

SFD Calls For Service 1-5-14

  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 21:41:30Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 20:46:40Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 14:57:15Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 14:26:26Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 209 Walston Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 13:55:02Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 13:19:03Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 12:45:37Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 11:28:21Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 11:21:03Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 10:40:54Nature: Emergency UnknownCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 09:03:15Nature: Syncopal EpisodeCity: Fruitland
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 08:49:42Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 108 W Lehigh Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 07:32:03Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 06:17:27Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 03:19:35Nature: Suicide AttemptCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 02:49:33Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 508 Hemlock St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 02:49:27Nature: Suicide AttemptCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday January, 5 2014 @ 00:08:30Nature: Pro Qa FireAddress: 316 Mill Pond Ln Salisbury, MD 21801

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Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 1-6-14

James Hinman Sr. of Marion, arrested 12-14-13 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, and failing to obey a traffic control device. Hinman was released on signatures pending court actions.

Lance Harrision Harvey of Montgomery Village Maryland, arrested 12-14-13 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving impaired by alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on an expired license, and a stop sign violation. Harvey was later released on signatures pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Charlotte Ave, Crisfield.

Rayvon Leonard of Princess Anne, arrested 12-20-13 for possession of cds not marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cds with the intent to distribute narcotics, and cds distribute within 1000 feet of a school. Leonard was later held on a $75,000 bond. The arrest was the result of a warrant sweep conducted by the Sheriff’s Office in the Somers Place Apartment complex in Princess Anne , where deputies recovered suspected powder cocaine, and heroin from Leonard.

Anthony Tyrone Staten of Princess Anne, arrested 12-21-13 on warrants for failing to appear in court. Staten was held on a $105,000 bond.

David Allan Lambert of Salisbury, arrested 12-21-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Lambert was held on a $500.00 bond.

Kourtney Lashae White of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for theft less than $1,000. White was released on signature pending court actions.

Michael Lee Mullican of Princess Anne, arrested 12-27-13 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol per se, and driving while impaired by alcohol. Mullican was released on signatures pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Somerset Ave, Princess Anne.

Tijuana Leshea Bowen of New Church Virginia, arrested 12-30-13 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, and unsafe lane changes. Bowen was released on signatures pending court actions.

Gregory Lamont Cottman of Princess Anne, arrested 12-30-13 on three warrants for failing to appear in court. Cottman was held on a $500.00 bond.

Megan Nicole Parker of Princess Anne, arrested 12-31-13 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving on a revoked license, failing to display a license, and a stop sign violation. Parker was released on signatures pending court actions.

Edward Alley 3rd. of Chincoteague Virginia, arrested 1-5-14 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. Alley was released on signatures pending court actions. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by deputies of a truck parked on the shoulder of Ocean Highway, Westover.