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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


When you buy an old home, most surprises found inside the walls during a remodel are unwelcome: dead animals, asbestos, knob and tube wiring. The reaction of a Minnesota woman when she popped off a baseboard in her recently purchased 1910 Cape Cod kitchen was no different. Then she took a closer look.

“When I first pulled off the baseboard I thought, ‘ewwww…someone’s nasty stuff is back here,’” Amanda Reddy told TheBlaze in an email.

Then, she started pulling out post cards dating back to 1907 and 1909 along with a few other possessions.

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered to be "the world’s most powerful drug trafficker," coordinates with American authorities.


KieshaHaughton Smoots Joins MCE Board Of Directors

BALTIMORE -- Kiesha Haughton Smoots, Director of the Central Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), has joined the Board of Directors for Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc., (MCE), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.

Since 2009, Smootshas managed the Central Region for the Maryland SBTDC, which is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs establish and expand their business. Founded in 1979, the Central Maryland office is part of a national network that helps over 500,000 businesses on an annual basis. The SBTDC provides a variety of management and technical assistance programs designed to strengthen business firms, thereby contributing to the growth of the local, state and national economies.

"We are grateful to have Kiesha's vast experience helping businesses in the Baltimore/Annapolis area," said MCE's CEO Joe Morse. "MCE and the SBTDC will continue to work closely together to assist entrepreneurs in this region and this addition will help us further build on that relationship to help area businesses."

She was a founding member of the MCE Baltimore-Annapolis area advisory board, and will help MCE expand service in Baltimore City, as well as and Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties.

Smoots has a BA Degree and a MBA degree from the University of Maryland and a MA Degree in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration from the University of Denver.

Cop Threatens To Shoot Lawful Concealed Carry Owner, Then Arrests Him! Officer Now Facing A Federal Lawsuit!

Ron George Statement On Lt Gov Brown Testimony

Annapolis, Md. – State Delegate Ron George, candidate for governor, has released the following statement regarding Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s testimony at today’s health insurance exchange hearing.

“The failed rollout of Maryland’s health insurance exchange sits squarely with Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. However, the Affordable Care Act is also a failure of one party, big government policy. The ACA has increased the cost of health care, worsened Maryland’s doctor shortage and raised taxes on the middle class. Brown says he was kept in the dark, but insurers and citizens are still being kept in the dark on the true costs of government run healthcare.

“The administration’s proposal to retroactively enroll people at a cost of $5-$10 million more taxpayer dollars is only throwing more taxpayer money on the ACA fire. For the health care exchange to work, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders need to purchase private plans, however, because of government regulations, the plans are far too expensive and effectively worthless for young workers. Instead, we are enrolling hundreds of thousands of people in Medicaid, the same program whose budget was cut to fund the ACA.

“The O’Malley/Brown administration always viewed the Affordable Care Act as a campaign tool instead of as a sincere effort to extend health insurance coverage, and it’s Maryland citizens who are paying the price.”

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Administration also announces decision to stay the course with Maryland Health Connection site  

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 14, 2014) – Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown today announced that an estimated several thousand Marylanders who experienced technical challenges on the health reform website will be able enroll in the private plan of their choice with coverage retroactive to January 1.

Maryland officials have been doing everything they can to (a) get as many Marylanders as possible enrolled in health coverage, and (b) help Marylanders adversely affected by the technological problems the Maryland Health Connection web site has experienced. State officials have been working closely with the private insurance carriers in Maryland, and urging them to offer retroactive coverage back to January 1 for individuals who had difficulties signing up through the website late last year. On Monday, all four insurance carriers participating in the state-based exchange -- CareFirst, Evergreen Co-op, Kaiser Permanente, and United -- agreed to make retroactive coverage available.

“We encouraged the carriers to make this program available because we want as many Marylanders as possible to enroll in health coverage, and because we want to provide whatever assistance we can to individuals and families who had difficulty using the web site,” Gov. O’Malley said.
“We are 100% focused on making health care available to more Marylanders,” said Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown. “By working with the carriers to establish retroactive coverage and passing MHIP legislation to provide a bridge for those who need care the most, we’re making a positive difference in the lives of Marylanders across our State.”

Starting today, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will reach out to consumers with known issues in their applications prior to January 1, and offer them an opportunity to register with the program.  Other Marylanders who experienced significant website problems that prevented enrollment and are interested in coverage back to January 1, should call the Consumer Support Center to be considered for the program.  

The carriers set a deadline of 5 pm on January 21, 2014 to enroll in the program. Therefore, anyone wishing to enroll in the program must do so before that deadline.  Anyone with questions about enrolling, or who wishes to enroll, should call the Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572.  Staff from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will reach out to program participants to confirm eligibility and record plan selection. Coverage will be effective once consumers pay their January and February premiums -- the deadline for paying is February 15, 2014. Consumers will then be able to submit bills for medical services received back to January 1 for reimbursement under the terms of their policy.

“We share the State’s interest in getting as many Marylanders as possible enrolled in health coverage for 2014,” said CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO Chet Burrell.  “It’s part of our mission to support programs that increase access to health care and this step certainly does just that.”
The new option is expected to significantly reduce the number of Maryland residents who might need to take advantage of the proposed option of joining the Maryland Health Insurance Program.  Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown remain committed to their legislative proposal, so that MHIP can continue to serve as a safety net of last resort.

Deadline to REGISTER for the program: January 21
Deadline to PAY January and February premiums: February 15
To ask questions or to enroll: Call the Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572

In addition, after evaluating the feasibility of using certain back-end functions of the federal marketplace, the Governor and Lt. Governor have decided that during the remaining months of open enrollment, the risks associated with a transition to the federal site would outweigh the benefits. The IT team and the vendors working on the project will continue the ongoing efforts to fix the remaining technical issues so that more Marylanders can enroll in coverage during the open enrollment period that ends March 31, 2014.

Video Of A Man Hugging A Wild Lion Will Bring You To Tears

Kevin Richardson is an animal behaviorist who has become famous for getting up-close to wild animals, including lions and hyenas.

In a viral video, taken by a GoPro camera, the so-called "lion whisperer" can be seen hugging and cuddling two lions that he rescued as cubs when their mother abandoned them.

The lions are now 10 years old.

Despite all of this time living in the wild in South Africa, the lions still respond to Richardson's voice. He calls the animals' names and they come running to greet him.


Detroit Free Press Reporter Makes Incest Joke In Light Of West Virginia Chemical Spill

What sort of joke would a Detroit Free Press reporter make about a chemical spill that has left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians trying to make do without tap water? This sort.


Not If Mayor Jim Ireton And The City Of Salisbury Has Anything To Do With It


ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 14, 2014)
-- Tomorrow, Governor O’Malley will host a briefing for media on the FY 2015 state budget at 11:00 a.m. in the Governor’s Reception Room in Annapolis. The Governor will discuss how this budget (i) closes the $584 million revenue shortfall without tax or fee increases, (ii) puts the State on a path to totally eliminate the structural deficit by FY 2017, and (iii) supports 48,000 jobs and makes strategic investments in other shared priorities, including quality schools, affordable college, and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to present balanced FY 2015 state budget

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Governor’s Reception Room, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, Md. 21401


According to a new poll of the most admired people in the world, Hillary Clinton unsurprisingly ranks under Pope Francis and Billy Graham. What is surprising is that Hillary is less popular even than George W. Bush and Rush Limbaugh!

According to the poll, on the aggregated list of the world's most admired people, the former Secretary of State ranks 27th, while on the US list she comes in at tenth place.

The poll, conducted by the Times of London, asked some 14,000 people in 13 countries two open-ended questions: "Who do you think is the most famous person in the world?" and "Who do you admire?"

Answers were restricted to people who are still living.


Mars To Close Baltimore Distribution Center

BALTIMORE - As many as 70 workers are expected to lose their jobs after locally-owned and operated Mars Supermarkets confirmed its plans to close its distribution center.

Chris D'Anna, chairman and CEO of Mars, said the company decided to close the center, located at 1401 Edison Highway in Baltimore, due to “ever-increasing competition in the grocery business and to remain competitive with large regional and national chains.”

D’Anna said Mars will be outsourcing its grocery supply and distribution to Bozzuto's, Inc. According to the company’s website, Mars employs just less than 1,700 people and their 300,000 square foot distribution center has supplied their stores with dry groceries, meats, deli/dairy, frozen goods and produce.

What If Americans Rebel Against The Obamacare Mandate?

The Obama administration is trying to persuade millions of uninterested, or perhaps reluctant, Americans to purchase health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. But the heart of Obamacare is coercion. If Americans fail do what the law's Democratic authors believe is best, the federal government will punish them, through the progressively higher penalties of the individual mandate, until it hurts more not to buy coverage than it does to give up and purchase it.

But what if many of those Americans rebel? Even if they know having health insurance is better than not having it, what if they refuse to be forced to buy the kind of coverage dictated by the government — which may not really meet their needs — at prices they don't want to pay? What then?

"I don't think Obamacare can survive without people wanting to buy it," Bob Laszewski, the respected health care analyst whose writings on Obamacare have become essential in recent months, told me in an email exchange recently. "How the hell are you going to enforce a mandate to buy something that people don't think is valuable enough to buy? If the uninsured don't start to see value in Obamacare and buy it, is the Democratic solution to fine the heck out of them until it hurts so much they have to buy it? Great political strategy!"


Under Obama, Wall Street Soars While Main Street Hurts

Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation.

As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his inability to stem long-term trends toward inequality are giving congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

Mr. Obama has acknowledged that the record gap between the rich and everyone else has only grown on his watch, and has vowed to devote his final three years in office to trying to rectify the situation.

Craig, Haddaway On Maryland Health Connection Hearings In General Assembly Committee

Maryland Governor candidate David Craig's Lt. Governor running mate, and Del. Jeannie Haddaway, released the following statement today about health care point man and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's General Assembly committee testimony regarding the state's healthcare exchange, Maryland Health Connection.

"The hearing in Annapolis today confirms what we have been saying all along - trying to solve a bureaucratic nightmare with more bureaucracy doesn't work," said Haddaway.

"This is another waste of taxpayers money and creates even more opportunity for people to fall through the cracks because they can't get coverage or because they can't prove they tried to get coverage from the exchange.

"It is unbelievable to me that the State does not know how many people are affected. Why are they covering up the numbers and why are they covering up the fact that people can get coverage by simply going to a local insurance broker in their neighborhood?

"They are so afraid to admit the extent of the Exchange's problems that they are willing to choose politics over people yet again."

Did Someone Say “Crash”?

Guess who’s investing in America’s future?

Nobody, that’s who.

Just check out this excerpt from an article by Rex Nutting at Marketwatch and you’ll see what I mean. The article is titled “No one is investing in tomorrow’s economy”:

“The U.S. economy simply isn’t investing enough to ensure that there will be enough good paying jobs for our children and our children’s children. Net investment — the amount of capital added to our stock — remains at the lowest levels since the Great Depression. …

Net investment…measures the additional stock of buildings, factories, houses, equipment, software, and research and development — above and beyond the replacement of worn-out capital. In 2012, net fixed investment totaled $485 billion, only about half of the $1.1 trillion invested in 2006…

If businesses, consumers and governments were investing for the future at usual rate, the economy would be at least 3% larger, employing millions more people. That’s a huge hole in the economy that can’t be filled by heavily indebted consumers, especially at a time when government is handcuffed by forces of austerity.” (“No one is investing in tomorrow’s economy”, Rex Nutting, Marketwatch)


Spending Bill Bans IRS Targeting, Preserves Incandescent Light Bulbs

Congressional negotiators reached a deal late Monday on a massive spending bill to fund the government for the rest of 2014, agreeing to undo last year’s cut to military retirement benefits and a list of other GOP demands in exchange for the higher spending levels.

But some of the most interesting action happened on the sidelines, where negotiators agreed to strict rules to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from targeting groups for ideological scrutiny, and specifically banning the agency from targeting citizens “for exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment.”

Negotiators also agreed to block the Obama administration from imposing standards that effectively would prohibit the sale of incandescent light bulbs. The move continues a prohibition that Republicans imposed when they took control of the House in 2011.

DOE Plugs Energy Rating For Homes, Similar To MPG Rating For Cars

( - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes.

DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency.

The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds for weather-proofing have run out.


1 Child Dies, 2 Injured After Falling Through Ice On Md. Pond

WASHINGTON - A 10-year-old boy died Monday evening after falling through the ice on a Gaithersburg pond earlier in the day.

Two other children remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday night, said Scott Graham, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Department.

The storm water retention pond is located behind the Crown Farm development, north of Great Seneca Highway on Diamondback Drive, which is currently under construction, ABC 7's Tom Roussey tells WTOP.

Toddler Caught On Video Cursing Now In Foster Home With 17-Year-Old Mother

A Nebraska toddler, taken into custody after a lewd tirade on video, will soon be back with his mother.

An Omaha, NE juvenile court ruled on Monday that the 2-year-old and his 17-year-old mother will both be placed with the same foster family.

It's a video that sparked a firestorm of controversy, a 2-year-old boy being provoked to curse, and saying all kinds of profane things. But behind the video, there's another more personal story to tell.

The 2-year-old boy is being raised by a 17-year-old mother, who lived with her 19-year-old sister and their 38-year-old mother was recently incarcerated on gun charges. There were other children in the house as well.


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Task force: Open Family Court

Delaware residents say opening Family Court will hold all parties accountable.

Delaware’s Family Court Task Force met Jan. 7 at Legislative Hall in Dover. The group is tasked with recommending to the General Assembly whether all Family Court proceedings - which are all currently closed - should be open to the public.

During an hour-long public comment period before the meeting began, no one supported holding Family Court behind closed doors.

Milton resident Brendan Buschi said he was a social worker for more than 30 years, and he testified at many Family Court proceedings. He said the court’s primary concern is money, and rulings are seldom made in the best interests of the children involved. “Children are the cannon fodder,” he said.

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Dover Man Arrested After Suspicious Activity nets Illegal Weapons in Capital Park

DSP News Release:  Dover Man Arrested After Suspicious Activity nets Illegal Weapons inCapital Park

Location:  Capitol Park Community Center Parking Lot, 2 North Capitol Drive, Dover, DE

Date of Occurrence:   Monday January 13, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

  • Kishai A. Sylvester, 20, Dover, DE  (Photo Attached)
Ø      Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (2 counts)
Ø      Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number
Ø      Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
Ø      Underage Consumption of Alcohol
Ø      Drunk on the Highway

Arraigned at JP7 and released on $6,002.00 unsecured bond.

Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police Kent County Governor's Task Force (GTF) arrested a 20 year old Dover man after he was observed walking erratically on a roadway and in possession of illegal weapons.

Troopers assigned to GTF were on patrol in the Capitol Park Development located south of DoverMonday evening around 11:00 p.m. when they observed a young male walking with a degree of difficulty crossing Presidents Drive.  The male was then observed walking across the parking lot of the Capitol Park Community Center and into an unlit section.  Troopers made contact with Kishai A. Sylvester who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and were soon informed that he was only 20 years old.  While conducting a pat-down search of Sylvester, troopers located a fully loaded .32 caliber handgun with the serial number obliterated in the front pocket of his coat and a butterfly knife with a blade measuring over three inches in length in his pants pocket.

Kishai Sylvester was transported back to Troop 3 where he was arrested for two counts of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence, Underage Consumption of Alcohol, and Drunk on the Highway.  He was arraigned at JP7 and released on $6,002.00 unsecured bail.

City Of Salisbury No Bulk Pickup on Monday 1-20-14

No Bulk Pickup on Monday 1-20-14

Due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday there will be no bulk/leaf pick up on Monday, January 20th, the next bulk/leaf pick up will be on Monday, January 27th.

To schedule a pick up, please call the Service Center at 410-548-3177

Governor's Task Force Arrest Seaford Man On Gun And Drug Charges

Location: Parking lot of Colonial Gardens Apartments, Porter Street, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Monday January 13, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Shaquil Turnage, 20, Seaford, DE (Photo Attached)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Receiving a Stolen Firearm
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,000.00 secured bond.

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after he was found to be in possession of heroin.

On Monday January 13, 2014, troopers assigned to the Governor's Task Force in Sussex County received information that Shaquil Turnage was selling drugs in the Colonial Garden Apartments area. Unit members, along with the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), established surveillance of the apartment complex and observed him enter the parking lot around 5:00 p.m. in a white Honda Accord. Troopers made contact with Turnage after he parked the vehicle in a parking space and took him into custody without incident. He found to be in possession of 86 bags of heroin totaling 1.29 grams along with .5 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Information was also obtained in reference to a handgun Turnage was reported to have in his possession. Troopers responded to his residence in Seaford where they recovered a stolen .45 caliber pistol.

Shaquil Turnage was transported back to Troop 5 near Bridgeville where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $6,000.00 secured bond.

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Governor's Task Force Arrest Seaford Man on Gun and Drug Charges

DSP News Release:  Governor's Task Force Arrest Seaford Man on Gun and Drug Charges

Location:  Parking lot of Colonial Gardens Apartments, Porter Street, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence:   Monday January 13, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information: 

  • Shaquil Turnage, 20, Seaford, DE  (Photo Attached)
Ø      Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Ø      Receiving a Stolen Firearm
Ø      Possession of Marijuana
Ø      Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,000.00 secured bond.

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after he was found to be in possession of heroin.

On Monday January 13, 2014, troopers assigned to the Governor's Task Force in Sussex Countyreceived information that Shaquil Turnage was selling drugs in the Colonial Garden Apartments area.  Unit members, along with the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), established surveillance of the apartment complex and observed him enter the parking lot around 5:00 p.m. in a white Honda Accord.  Troopers made contact with Turnage after he parked the vehicle in a parking space and took him into custody without incident.  He found to be in possession of 86 bags of heroin totaling 1.29 grams along with .5 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.  Information was also obtained in reference to a handgun Turnage was reported to have in his possession.  Troopers responded to his residence in Seaford where they recovered a stolen .45 caliber pistol.

Shaquil Turnage was transported back to Troop 5 near Bridgeville where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $6,000.00 secured bond.

The Truth Behind Obamacare 6 Million Coverage Figure

The Obama administration is trumpeting that 6 million people have health coverage thanks to Obamacare.

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post Monday that "More than 6 million Americans have now either signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Marketplace or for Medicaid coverage."

But the numbers are somewhat misleading. Here are the figures:

-- 2.1 million Americans signed up for private health insurance through the federal and state exchanges through the end of December.

-- 3.9 million people learned they're eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in October and November.


Hillary Clinton’s Political Hit List Of Top Betrayers Includes Kerry, Kennedy

Aides for Hillary Clinton who worked her 2008 presidential campaign kept tight watch on her friends and foes, naming and maintaining a list of those in the party who were perceived to have betrayed her during her primary war with President Obama, a new book revealed.

Among those on the list: Then-Sen. John Kerry and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Also on the list: Sens. Jay Rockefeller, Bob Casey and Patrick Leahy, and Reps. Chris Van Hollen, Rob Andrews and Baron Hill, The Hill reported.

The list didn’t just include names, but also rankings. Those who were considered the worst traitors received seven, on a seven-point scale, The Hill said. Among the worst: Mr. Kerry, who succeeded Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state.


Proposed IRS Regs Would Immediately, Unlawfully And Permanently Muzzle Conservatives

In 2010, millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP's Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office.

The Obama administration wasn't going to take this lying down. Whether it was by tacit approval or via direct order remains largely immaterial. The president quickly and unlawfully politicized the Internal Revenue Service, using it as a weapon against his political enemies. In an explosive scandal that continues to grow, the Obama IRS was caught - smoking gun in hand - intentionally targeting conservative and Christian organizations and individuals for harassment, intimidation and, ultimately, for political destruction.

Not only has Obama faced zero accountability for these arguably impeachable offenses, he has since doubled down. With jaw-dropping gall, his administration has now moved to officially weaponize the IRS against conservatives once and for all.


NM Judge: Doctors Can Give Meds For Aid In Dying

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Competent, terminally ill patients have a fundament right under the New Mexico Constitution to seek a physician's help in getting prescription medications if they want to end their lives on their own terms, a state district judge ruled Monday.

Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash said the constitution prohibits the state from depriving a person of life, liberty or property without due process.

"This court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying," Nash wrote.

Supreme Court May Move To Rein In President Obama's Trampling Of The Constitution

It would appear that there is even a limit for the Supreme Court as to what they will allow President Obama to get away with:


As Bloomberg reports, justices across the ideological spectrum questioned whether President Barack Obama complied with the Constitution when he appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board during a Senate break.


Anti-Obama Mood Hurts Dems In Arkansas Senate Race

It's voters like Jammy Turner who give Republicans hope of ending an Arkansas political dynasty and taking control of the U.S. Senate this fall.

Turner, among the hundreds who attended the annual "Coon Supper" on Saturday in this town about 100 miles southeast of Little Rock, said he respects Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, who want a third term. But Turner supports Republican Tom Cotton, a freshman congressman who says Pryor's ties to President Barack Obama make him the wrong senator for Arkansas.

"I think Pryor is a good advocate for Arkansas," said Turner, 34, a salesman for Monsanto crop products who wears a neatly cropped beard and denim jacket. "But I don't think the Democratic Party, in general, makes decisions for the better good." That good, he said, includes personal freedom and self-reliance.


US Sailor Crippled By Fukushima Radiation Speaks Out On Government Lies

“How do you think for one minute that there’s no health risk to anybody on board?”

A U.S. Naval Administrative Officer severely affected by Fukushima’s radiation is telling his story, further exemplifying why the U.S. government cannot be trusted to inform the public on Fukushima’s danger.

Involved in the USS Ronald Reagan’s rescue efforts following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, Steve Simmons began experiencing devastating symptoms several months after returning home.

“You’re starting to run fevers, your lymph nodes start swelling, you’re having night sweats, you’re getting spastic and you’re losing sensation in your legs, and you can’t feel your legs when you’re getting 2nd degree burns on them, and how do you explain those things?” Simmons told WUSA 9 News


School Violence Lands More Than 90,000 A Year In The ER, Study Finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in Pediatrics.

Though there was a decrease in the number of intentional injuries at school over the last 10 years, it was minor, said study co-author Dr. Siraj Amanullah, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.


BREAKING NEWS: At Least 2 Children Injured In N.M. School Shooting

Roswell hospital says at least two children are among three hospitalized, and police say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico.


Check Out The IRS's Stunning Admission Of Its Own Mafia Tactics

In the 3rd century AD, Emperor Caracalla famously remarked of Rome’s tax policy:

“For as long as we have this,” pointing to his sword, “we shall not run out of money.” (Of course, Rome did run out of money. )

At the time, Roman taxation was so extractive that it drove people into poverty and desperation. Yet the government continued to forcibly plunder wealth at the point of a sword.

Not much has changed.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service, which is an independent office within the IRS, has just released a two-volume report describing the mafia tactics that are being employed by the tax collectors in the Land of the Free.

The Executive Summary alone is 76 pages. And believe it or not, it’s a real page turner.


RealeRevival Brewing Hosts Pints For Paws Event

Cambridge, MD -- Baywater Animal Rescue will be the recipient of a Pints For Paws fundraising event 1:00 pm Saturday, January 25 at RealeRevival Brewing in Cambridge, MD. “We’re very excited about this opportunity and thank owners Chris Brohawnand JT Merryweather for sponsoring this event for the animals,” said Christina Kimerle, shelter manager for the rescue. There’s no cost to attend and $1.00 of every home brew sold will be donated to the rescue. “We encourage all of our friends to stop by and enjoy a house brew to support homeless animals,” adds Kimerle. “The more money we raise, the more animals we can save.” RealeRevival Brewing is located at 504 Poplar St. in Cambridge. Baywater Animal Rescue will have dogs for adoption and will be collecting donations. Tickets may be purchased for Baywater’s February 15th Have A Heart fundraiser. Baywater Animal Rescue is the Mid-Shore’s Premiere No Kill shelter and rescues over 300 pets annually.

Chief Cites ‘Bermuda Triangle’

Tests find anomaly that led to speeding tickets

The Bermuda Triangle of urban legend swallows ships and planes in the Caribbean Sea.

There's now a new triangle in Fort Dodge in which an electromagnetic anomaly makes it appear that large vehicles are moving faster than what they really are on a speed camera and radar setup.

Police Chief Tim Carmody called the spot in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue North the ''Bermuda Triangle." It's a spot where drivers of school buses, big panel trucks and similar vehicles have been clocked speeding by the city's mobile speed camera and radar unit even though they were obeying the 25 mph speed limit.

The problem was brought to the attention of the City Council on Dec. 19 by drivers who had wrongly received tickets in that area.