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Monday, February 03, 2014



Before I complain the next time I get into that *COLD* car,
I’ll try to remember what it was like for my grandparents.

JUST IN: Actor Richard Bull Dies At The Age of 89

Richard Bull  was an American film actor, stage actor and television actor.

He is best known for his performance as Nels Oleson, the kindly proprietor of Oleson's Mercantile and the long suffering husband of his wife Harriet on the NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie which aired from 1974 to 1983 and "Doc" on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Ohio Man's Wish Fulfilled As He Is Buried On Motorcycle

The dying wish of an Ohio motorcycle aficionado that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson was fulfilled by his family -- although it wasn't easy.

Billy Standley's body was prepped by five embalmers with a metal back brace and straps, The Dayton Daily News reported. He was affixed on top of his bike – a 1967 Electra Glide cruiser-- which was then placed inside a Plexiglas casket. For five years, the box stayed in Standley's garage, one of his sons told the newspaper.

Alarm On Use Of Steroids By Gay Teens

Gay and bisexual teenage boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times that of straight kids, a “dramatic disparity” that points up a need to reach out to this group, a study has found.

Reasons for the differences are unclear. The study authors said that it’s possible that gay and bisexual boys feel more pressure to achieve a bulked-up “ideal” male physique, or that they think
muscle-building steroids will help them fend off bullies.

Their research was released Monday in the journal Pediatrics.



Faith leaders of various backgrounds to join together to rally to raise the minimum wage

Baltimore, MD (February 3, 2014)
– Governor O’Malley will join faith leaders this morning at St. Vincent de Paul Church (120 North Front Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202) to rally to raise the minimum wage in Maryland. The event will feature faith leaders and will present a range of religious views on why Maryland needs to raise the wage.

Saying No To The U.S. Census

A Woodsboro couple is refusing to respond to a U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, saying the federal government's questionnaire is too invasive.

Now, Bob and Joan Rapier say their lack of response is being met with harassing phone calls from Census employees, one of which threatened a fine of up to $5,000.

“We are being harassed,” said Joan Rapier, 68.

The couple said they received a 28-page questionnaire about two weeks before Christmas. Aside from more innocuous questions like the number of people in the household, the questionnaire seeks answers about home mortgages and income. Joan Rapier said those questions were “offensive to us.”

“Somebody got carried away with this,” said Bob Rapier, 72.

On the Road: Middle School Football Players Execute Life-Changing Play

Club For Growth Is Running Commercials For Justin Amash

MD COPS Sporting Clay Classic 4/5/14

To All:
The Maryland Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) will hold their 1st Annual Sporting Clay Classic on Saturday April 5, 2014 at Delmarva Sporting Clays and Rifle Range (Mardela Springs, MD). They are currently looking for participants/ sponsors/ and donations to be part of this event.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Jeannie Mastronardi by phone (410) 310-8641 or by email

Event Flyer Attached below

Vance J. Row
Ocean City Fraternal Order of Police #10
9927 Stephen Decatur Highway G14
Ocean City, MD 21842
PHONE: (410) 726-2469

Is Chipotle’s Anti-GMO Stance Resulting In Profits?

Last year, gut-busting burrito chain Chipotle quietly became the first restaurant of its type to begin identifying which of its ingredients may contain genetically modified ingredients, while also publicly stating that its long-term goal is to eliminate GMO ingredients from its menu. This can be a costly move in a business with relatively thin margins, but it may be working in Chipotle’s favor.

BusinessWeek takes a look at the Colorado-based chain’s sales since it made its anti-GMO stance known to the public.

Chipotle recently reported a 30% increase in quarterly profits and sales at stores open more than a year were up 9.3%. In the last quarter of 2013, stores were averaging an additional $622/day over the same time period in 2012.

“The most obvious difference in the company’s approach was its vow in March to eliminate genetically engineered ingredients,” writes BusinessWeek’s Kyle Stock.


Gas Prices Are Expected To Rise

Average gas prices are down this month, but the trend may not last, some price experts said.

“Generally we do start to see an increase in February,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Christine Delise.

Average gas prices in Maryland were $3.35 per gallon Wednesday, down 10 cents from last month, according to GasBuddy data.

Update On Shooting

Salisbury Police ‏
MSP investigating shooting during traffic stop on Rt. 13 & Philadelphia Ave. Roadway is closed between Naylor St. and Isabella St.

Goodwill Worker Returns $43,000 In Cash Found Stuffed Into Pockets Of Donated Clothing

You know the feeling when you reach into the pocket of some jeans or a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and come up with a $5 bill? Multiply that feeling by a whole lot and imagine what it’d be like to find a suit stuffed with cash for a grand total of $43,000.

This wasn’t a long-lost winter coat pulled out of seasonal storage though, but a donated set of clothing at a Goodwill store in Michigan, reports the Monroe News.


State Delegate Candidate Carl Anderton Press Release: Poultry Fair Share Act

When Governor O'Malley introduced this year's budget he said that there would be no tax increases, but just 4 weeks in there are several- including a Senate bill filed today (sb0725), which would tax each chicken that is delivered to a chicken farm at a rate of 5 cents each.

It's bad policy at any time, but given our regional economy, it is particularly troubling. The gun control law passed last year has already chased jobs from Maryland, with Beretta investing $45 million in a new facility in Tennessee.
How many jobs in Wicomico County would this bill eliminate?

While pondering that question think of all the other industries that poultry companies support. Whether it is the purchase of new farm equipment, cars and trucks, hand tools and even local restaurants and hotels that often play host to business meetings. This is bad policy, a bad bill and would make an even worse law!

Please join me in talking to your elected officials to stop this bill.

Our economic future could very well be at stake.

BREAKING NEWS: Dow Industrials Fall 326 Points

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 15,372, a loss of 326 points, amid concerns about emerging-market currencies and worries about global economic growth.


Correct Spelling, Canceled

As an American, I laugh at those archaic British spellings. Colour? Honour? Their inferiourity, if you will, is obvious. Centre? Theatre? Ridiculous. Most of these barbaric forms were corrected in America hundreds of years ago. Yet one galling Britishism is appearing on my computer screen all too frequently of late: “cancelled,” with a gratuitous extra l.

Does something about Obamacare drive otherwise reasonable people to write about health plans being “cancelled” instead of “canceled”? Does the prospect of intrusive government involvement in health care cause us to regress? Is it subconscious deference to British and Canadian expertise at imposing socialized medicine? Whatever the cause, it needs to stop.

Noah Webster, our greatest spelling reformer, understood that creating a distinctive American language was part and parcel of being a great nation.

“A capital advantage of this reform in these states would be, that it would make a difference between the English orthography and the American,” he wrote in one of his earliest essays. “A national language is a band of national union. Every engine should be employed to render the people of this country national; to call their attachments home to their own country; and to inspire them with the pride of national character.”


Do-gooders Know Best About Wages

Raising the minimum wage is all the rage among liberal Democrats and liberal advocacy groups. Listening to them it’s clear a much higher minimum will dramatically close the income inequity gap.

Nirvana is just around the corner.

All this is well intentioned. Yes, there is a widening gulf between America’s very rich and the middle and lower classes. Yes, the nation’s minimum wage needs adjustment. Those at on the bottom of American society need extra financial help.

But is the nearly 40 percent jump in the minimum wage proposed by President Obama and his wannabe successor, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, the solution?

Will prosperity suddenly blossom, job-growth flourish and the poor take home enough pay to cover all expenses?

Sadly, the answer is “no.”

SFD Calls For Service 2-1-14 & 2-2-14

  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 23:03:51Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 21:17:08Nature: Diabetic DifficultyCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 21:11:13Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 19:13:27Nature: Suicide AttemptCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 18:43:05Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: E Salisbury Pkwy and e Main St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 18:15:48Nature: Service CallAddress: 326 E Vine St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 18:02:48Nature: Non BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 15:02:15Nature: HemorrhagingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 11:49:43Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 1113 Grant Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 11:44:03Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 10:21:08Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 10:05:24Nature: HemorrhagingCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 09:11:08Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 516 Emory Ct Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 03:03:21Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 01:36:49Nature: Intoxicated SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Sunday February, 2 2014 @ 00:45:08Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 22:04:55Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 20:51:22Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 800 College Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 15:11:19Nature: Maternity PatientCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 14:55:06Nature: Flood With Electrical HazardsAddress: 910 E Church St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 14:41:14Nature: Delayed AmbulanceAddress: 425 Valleywood Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 14:31:30Nature: Altered Mental StatusCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 14:20:07Nature: Altered Mental StatusCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 13:06:42Nature: Heart PatientCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 12:43:40Nature: Altered Mental StatusCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 11:22:41Nature: SeizureCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 10:48:51Nature: Emergency UnknownCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 10:05:23Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 30458 Bennett Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 09:51:25Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 09:36:57Nature: Vehicle FireAddress: 2316 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 09:15:54Nature: Medical AlarmCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 08:57:03Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 709 Parkway Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 08:43:45Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 03:24:29Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday February, 1 2014 @ 02:03:08Nature: Chimney FireAddress: 308 Coulbourn Mill Rd Fruitland, MD 21826

Newscasters Agree: Don't Worry, Be Happy Edition

Fair Weather Greets Thousands Of Polar Bear Plungers

REHOBOTH BEACH — Thousands of Special Olympics Delaware supporters plunged into a sub-40-degree Atlantic Ocean Sunday afternoon again raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization. Fair weather smiled on the 23rd Annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge as temperatures in the 50 degree-range and calm seas greeted enthusiastic polar bears. After a week with temperatures not much more than zero, the weekend's warm weather felt like nothing less than divine intervention.

Thirty minutes before the 1 p.m. dunk, a sea breeze kicked in quickly dropping the air temperature by nine degrees. That did little to quell the enthusiasm of people from all over Delaware who made downtown Rehoboth swell with summer-like crowds.

Here's A Thought

Is Acetaminophen Safe?? Absolutely Not!

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is safe to use during pregnancy, right? Is it safe to take anytime you need pain relief or have a headache? I will show you that acetaminophen is a potentially dangerous drug. Most health care providers are not knowledgeable about what acetaminophen actually does in the body.

If you go on the website for Tylenol® ( you see pictures of smiling, young women holding their happy babies. It would appear from these pictures that it is perfectly safe for anyone to take acetaminophen. To be fair, if you dig into the safety and pregnancy link, it says that before a pregnant woman takes Tylenol® she should consult her doctor. However, I would venture to guess that most doctors would say it is safe to take acetaminophen during pregnancy. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

A recent study (1) looked at the toxicity of acetaminophen use during pregnancy. The researchers studied 48,631 children whose mothers filled out a questionnaire about their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy. Within this group, there were 2,919 same-sex sibling pairs who were used to adjust for confounding factors. The analysis of the data found that three-year-old children exposed to prenatal acetaminophen for more than 28 days, as compared to children exposed to acetaminophen less than 28 days and those not exposed, had significant declines in gross motor development, externalizing behavior, internalizing behavior, and higher activity levels. The researchers state, “In clinical terms, these results suggest that exposure to {acetaminophen} for more than 28 days during fetal life increases the risk of adverse psychomotor and behavioral outcomes by almost 70% and doubles the risk of language problems in 3-year old children.”


We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer

DESPITE great strides in prevention and treatment,cancer rates remain stubbornly high and may soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Increasingly, we and many other experts believe that an important culprit may be our own medical practices: We are silently irradiating ourselves to death.

The use of medical imaging with high-dose radiation — CT scans in particular — has soared in the last 20 years. Our resulting exposure to medical radiation has increased more than sixfold between the 1980s and 2006, according to the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements. The radiation doses of CT scans (a series of X-ray images from multiple angles) are 100 to 1,000 times higher than conventional X-rays.

Of course, early diagnosis thanks to medical imaging can be lifesaving. But there is distressingly little evidence of better health outcomes associated with the current high rate of scans. There is, however, evidence of its harms.


Theft Is Deflationary - Especially The Crony-Capitalist/State Kind

Monopoly power in all its forms--in our system, crony capitalism and its partner, the neofeudal state--enables theft on a systemic scale.

If a monopoly forces its customers to pay more for low-quality goods and services because they have no choice, how is that not theft?

If the Mafia raises the price of "protection" on small businesses (another case of monopoly and no other choice), how is that extortion not theft?

When a local government raises junk fees to fund its cronies' excessive (i.e. non-market-rate) salaries and pensions, how is that monopoly power to extort more money from those with no other choice any different from Mafia extortion/theft?

If a pharmaceutical company extends a patent on a costly medication by changing the dosage slightly, how is that not theft via regulatory capture? If a government contractor charges the Pentagon $1,000 for a hammer (all those overhead charges, tsk-tsk--lobbying corrupt politicos costs a lot, you know), how is that not theft of taxpayers' money?

When the Federal Reserve drops the yield on savings to near-zero to funnel all that stolen wealth to its cronies on Wall Street, how is that not theft?

Monopoly power in all its forms--in our system, crony capitalism and its partner, the neofeudal state--enables theft on a systemic scale. When crony capitalism and the state are essentially one system, the propaganda organs of the state and mainstream corporate media combine to persuade the stripmined populace that their theft is not theft, it's "capitalism and democracy at work." This is known as The Big Lie. What we have is systemic theft, predation and exploitation.

Calling things what they really are would upset the apple cart of systemic exploitation. Let's Call Things What They Really Are in 2014 (January 15, 2014)


State Treasurer Kopp Opposes O’Malley’s $100M Cut In Md. Pension Contribution

State Treasurer Nancy Kopp told lawmakers Thursday that she opposed Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed $100 million cut in the pension contribution, and said it would undermine trust by the state’s bond rating agencies.

“I think this is a very difficult thing to defend with the rating agencies,” Kopp told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration.

Kopp was testifying as chairman of the State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees. As treasurer, she is also the top state official that handles Maryland’s bond issues and deals with the three New York firms that rate them.

School Choice Defies Fed Ed

Common Core and the effort to coerce conformity kills choice.

The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It’s more than a talking-points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, I live, breathe, practice, and witness the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all, every day.

My mother was a public-school teacher who taught in a majority-minority district in New Jersey for more than two decades. She and my father worked hard to put their own children in a mix of public and private Catholic schools. My own two children have been enrolled in private schools, religious schools, and public schools. After a great deal of research, we moved from the East Coast to Colorado to escape the corrupted, dumbed-down curriculum of an overpriced private girls’ school.

Life lesson: It’s not just government schools that are the problem. Many supposedly “elite” schools indulge in the senseless pedagogical fads that infect monopoly public schools.


Parents Finally Revolting

As those in power continue to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America.

According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
Kansas City
St. Louis

Author Glenn H. Reynolds provides insights into why parents are abandoning traditional public education and why it will continue to be abandoned. In “The New School” book he maintains that the concept of “one size fits all” mentality by educators is driving the demise of the public school system. He examines how the leftist university bias further exacerbates programs that have little to do with teaching students how to learn and think.


Maryland Ranks Among Worst States For Fiscal Health In George Mason Study

George Mason University
Maryland was ranked as having the 44th-worst financial condition in the U.S

As Gov. Martin O’Malley released his fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday, Maryland was recognized for all the wrong financial reasons.

Maryland ranks in the bottom 10 — 44th to be exact — of states in terms of overall fiscal condition, according to a study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

States at the bottom of the list, including Maryland, can attribute that to years of poor financial management decisions, bad economic conditions, or a combination of both.

The study uses financial reporting data from 2012 to rank each state based on four solvency measures. Those measures include: cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency and service-level solvency. Maryland ranked 40th or worse in three of the four measurable areas.

Cash solvency reflects the cash a state can easily access to pay its bills in the near term, while budget solvency is a state’s ability to create enough revenue to cover its expenditures over a fiscal year.

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms?

The reality Americans must contend with is that the world is no better the day after President Obama’s State of the Union address than it was the day before. Indeed, if the following rundown on the actual state of our freedoms is anything to go by, the world is a far more dangerous place.

Americans have no protection against police abuse. It is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later, such as the 16-year-old teenager who skipped school only to be shot by police after they mistook him for a fleeing burglar. Then there was the unarmed black man in Texas “who was pursued and shot in the back of the neck by Austin Police… after failing to properly identify himself and leaving the scene of an unrelated incident.” And who could forget the 19-year-old Seattle woman who was accidentally shot in the leg by police after she refused to show her hands?

Americans are no longer innocent until proven guilty. We once operated under the assumption that you were innocent until proven guilty. Due in large part to rapid advances in technology and a heightened surveillance culture, the burden of proof has been shifted so that the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty has been usurped by a new norm in which all citizens are suspects.


WCSO Press Release 2-3-14

Incident: Burglary

Date of Incident: 31 January 2014

Location: 9000 block of Bethel Road, Willards, MD

Suspect: Earl Kenneth Taylor Sr., 60,Willards, MD

Earl Taylor
Earl Taylor
Narrative: On 31 January 2014 at 5:09 PM a deputy responded to a reported incident in the 9000 block of Bethel Road in Willards. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female subject who stated that the landlord of the residence entered the premise without permission and began yelling at her through a closed bathroom door while she was in the shower. The female subject told the deputy that she believed Taylor tried to open the locked door.

Taylor was gone upon the arrival of the deputy and when he was located at a nearby residence, he told the deputy that he had entered the residence after receiving no answer upon knocking at the door because he was owed rent money.

The deputy placed Taylor under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner after an initial appearance; the Commissioner detained Taylor in the Detention Center in lieu of $5,000.00 bond.
Charges: Burglary 4thDegree


Incident: False Identity

Date of Incident: 1 February 2014

Location: Gannet Avenue, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Marcell D. Jones, 53,Salisbury, MD

Marcell Jones
Marcell Jones
Narrative: On 1 February 2014 at 12:05 AM, a deputy stopped to check on an occupied vehicle parked on Gannet Avenue in Salisbury. During the encounter, the operator, Marcell Jones, provided the deputy with what would later be found to be a false identity. Jones would provide the deputy a different name after being confronted about the veracity of the information initially provided.

The deputy placed Jones under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Jones on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Obstruct and Hinder
                 False Statement to Law Enforcement


Incident: Possession of Marijuana / Littering

Date of Incident: 2 February 2014

Location: 500 block of Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Raymond Wardell Maddox, 40,Salisbury, MD

Raymond Maddox
Raymond Maddox
Narrative: On 2 February 2014 at 12:11 AM, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle operated by Raymond Maddox for an equipment violation. Upon the deputy activating his lights, the deputy observed as Maddox began driving erratically which culminated with a plastic baggie being thrown from the driver’s side window. Maddox pulled over shortly thereafter. During the stop,the deputy recovered the baggie thrown out and identified the contents as marijuana.

The deputy placed Maddox under arrest for the possession of the marijuana and littering. Maddox was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Maddox on unsecured bond.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana


Incident: Traffic Incident

Date of Incident: 2 February 2014

Location: 800 block of Manoa Blvd., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Male Juvenile, 13, Salisbury,MD

No image due to suspect being a Juvenile
Narrative: On 2 February 2014 at 5:01 PM, a deputy observed who would later be identified as a 13 year old juvenile riding an unregistered dirt bike in the roadway. The deputy also observed that this rider failed to stop for a stop sign and was also traveling on the wrong side of the roadway. 

The operator stopped the bike and was detained there until a parent arrived. The juvenile was charged with traffic charges on a juvenile referral that will be submitted to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication.
Charges: Driving without a license
                Operating an unregistered vehicle
                Operating an uninsured vehicle


Incident: Disorderly Conduct

Date of Incident: 2 February 2014

Location: 800 block of Manoa Blvd., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Byron J. Curtis, 22,Salisbury, MD

Byron Curtis
Byron Curtis
Narrative: On 2 February 2014 at 5:01 PM, a deputy was handling a traffic incident involving a juvenile operating a dirt bike on the roadway when Byron Curtis injected himself into the situation while yelling at the deputy.  Curtis was told multiple times to cease his activities and clear the area but instead Curtis stood yelling in the middle of the street. Curtis’ actions began to draw a crowd and Curtis still would not cease which led to his arrest.

Upon arrest, the deputy discovered that Curtis was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Curtis failed to appear for a Driving without a License case.

Curtis was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, Curtis was released on unsecured bond.

Charges: Disorderly Conduct


Incident: WCSO DUI Arrests

Location: Wicomico County

1.      On 1 Feb 2014 at 2:29 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Michael Nathan Butler, 27 of Bowie, MD, for speeding on Beaglin Park Drive. The deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol along with other indicators that prompted the deputy to conduct sobriety testing. The deputy subsequently arrested Butler for DUI. During processing Butler refused to submit a breath sample. Butler was released upon the issuance of citations.

2.      On 2 Feb 2014 at 5:16 AM, a deputy stopped to check on a vehicle operated by Gregory Scott Robbins, 23 of Cambridge, MD on the side of Ocean Gateway in the Hebron area. Scott was asleep in the vehicle with the motor running. Based on the odor of alcohol and other physical indicators, the deputy initiated sobriety testing. The deputy subsequently arrested Robbins for DUI. During process Robbins submitted to a breath test.Robbins was released upon the issuance of citations.

3.      On 2 Feb 2014 at 9:50 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Jesse Eric Beaver, 41 of Princess Anne, MD, for an equipment violation. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol and other physical indicators that led to the suspicion of impairment. After the administration of sobriety testing, the deputy placed Beaver under arrest for DUI. During processing Beaver submitted to a breath test. Beaver was released upon the issuance of citations.
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date: 3 Feb 2014

A Letter To The Editor: Banker Suicides

Hey Joe,

Didn't know if you had come across this or not but I didn't see it on the blog. In the last week 3 major banking exectutives committed suicide. It is suspiciously missing from any American MSM source, but there are some british reports on it. One was found hung, one threw himself 500ft off the roof of a JPMorgan Chase building and the other I can barely find anything on. With the changes at the FED and the 5.6% drop so far this year in stocks it is very unnerving.

Proposal To Hike Minimum Wage Raises Objections From Businesses

For Mark Pringle, an increase in the minimum wage would be a maximum hassle.

Pringle’s family owns four Cold Stone Creamery ice cream shops, three in Anne Arundel County.

Spikes in dairy and energy prices in recent years have bitten into Pringle’s profit margins, he said.

He employs 15 to 20, most of whom are either in high school or have just started community college, and most make the state’s current $7.25-an-hour minimum wage.

Pringle said if the state raises that minimum to $10.10 an hour in 2016, as Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed, it will mean higher pay for nearly his entire staff.

Was Hitler Inspired By Lincoln’s Army?

In my Fall 2010 Independent Review article entitled “The Culture of Violence in the American West: Myth versus Reality,” I noted the creepiness of the fact that General William Tecumseh Sherman referred to the U.S. Army’s twenty-five year campaign of genocide against the Plains

Indians, which he was in charge of for the duration, as “the final solution to the Indian problem” (Cited in Michael Fellman, Citizen Sherman, p. 260). It is creepy because it reminds one of Adolf Hitler’s “final solution” rhetoric. I did not claim in my article that Hitler literally plagiarized General Sherman or was even familiar with Sherman’s “final solution” rhetoric, but scholarship that has been brought to my attention suggests that he may well have been.

The scholarship is cited in a June 18, 2013 article in the Web site by Lia Mandelbaum entitled “Hitler’s Inspiration and Guide: The Native American Holocaust.” Citing the books Adolf Hitler by John Toland and Hitler’s Rise to Power by David A. Meier, Mandelbaum writes that “it shook me to my core” when she “learned that the genocidal mentality and actions of the U.S. policymakers [from 1862 to 1890] would find similar expression years later when the Nazis, under Hitler, studied the plans of [“The Long Walk of the Navajo”] to design the concentration camps for Jews.”