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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Motorcycle Surprise... Wait for it!

Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

(CBS) – A Blue Island police officer used a stun gun on the victim of a hit-and-run crash, and the victim says the incident changed his life forever.

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports on allegations of excessive force

Donald Flores needed help after a June 2012 hit-and-run incident. Instead, he says, police caused him further injury.

“I just wanted to go home to basically die, where I felt more at peace,” Flores says


NY Couple Charged After Toddler Calls 911 15 Times

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a northern New York woman and her boyfriend because the woman's 2-year-old daughter used their cellphones to dial 911 a total of 15 times last month.

Village of Lowville (LOW'-vihl) Police Officer Matthew Martin says the 23-year-old mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend told him they tried to keep their phones away from the persistent toddler, but the girl kept getting them and dialing 911.

Martin spoke to the couple Wednesday after Lewis County 911 dispatchers reported that a child had called 14 times in January. Martin says the child called 911 a 15th time later that night.


                                                             U.S.Military not exempt from Obama's deception
When Dr.Terrence Lakin, former U.S.Army Lt.Col., began hearing of many legal challenges to Barack Obama's Presidential eligibility, he, in compliance with his sworn oath (similiar to Obama's),to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic", went through military channels for clarification of this issue. Receiving no help, he then wrote directly to Obama, asking him to confirm that avalid "Certificate of Live Birth" (required by Hawaiian law) had been filed by him in 2008. Previously, Obama never responded to others or referred them to a "Certification of Live Birth "(COLB) form which was posted on the Daily Kos website,as proof of his eligibility. In so doing, Obama lied to America. A COLB was not only inadequate for Presidential aspirants, as Obama, a Constitutional teacher, well knew, but his copy had also been declared fraudulent by computer document experts. Also, not once did he offer or even mention the existence of avalid "Certificate of Live Birth" (not a COLB), which might have confirmed his eligibility. Instead, he continued deceiving our Nation through the 2008 election! In Col.Lakin's case, Obama completely ignored his letters; those of a man who had given 18 years of faithful allegiance to America and had merited a Bronze Star and became a leading flight surgeon charged with caring for the Chief of Staff's pilots and air crews. Feeling that Obama's authority to command had not been confirmed, Col.Lakin refused a second deployment to Afghanistan until this issue was resolved. For this, he was arrested and underwent a military court-martial, at which the presiding judge, Major-General Carla Hawley-Bowland would not allow him to introduce any Obama records in his defense "lest they prove embarrassing to the President"(her words). Unbelievable! If Col.Lakin's attorney had wished to introduce the Constitution into the record because the oath taken to defend it was contained therein, would she also have rejected that request? The General's obsessive concern to spare Obama "possible embarrassment"came from the realization that if Obama's records confirmed he was not a "natural-born" American citizen, and, therefore, was never eligible for the Presidency by reason of possible dual national allegiance, it also meant he was guilty of treason and criminal conduct since he used fraudulent documents to deceive America. That's the real "embarrassment" which the General feared,hence truth and Col.Lakin be damned! Is there still any wonder why Obama has spent over 2 million dollars to prevent disclosure?
The "sham" guilty verdict dropped onto Col.Lakin was followed by a dishonorable discharge, loss of all pay,benefits and imprisonment. The kangaroo court had done its job well. A man who had served his Country honorably was brought down by a Commander-In-Thief, Barack Obama, the only Presidential "pretender" in our History who has refused to produce a legitimate birth certificate and who unlawfully remains in Office to this day.Please reflect on that last sentence. Consider, also: two men took an oath to defend The Constitution. One, Col.Lakin faithfully did,for 18 years while the other, Obama, used lies, false documents and silence (aided by a subservient News Media),. as he plotted to upend, not defend that same Constitution. Obama did find time to fill out a form with names of basketball teams he favored in an upcoming tournament and to go on multiple vacations, including one to Hawaii at the same time Col. Lakin was "leaving" for Leavenworth,Kansas Penitentiary. How traveled in comfort while the other went in chains! Why? For seeking confirmation that the service and salute which every serviceman and woman rendered to their President was being received by someone entitled to command their allegiance. Col.Lakin, who spent  years mending broken bodies now found himself incapacitated, not by enemy action but by a man who has repeatedly boasted of being "transparent"....unless his own eligibility was being questioned. Imagine....a faithful American soldier's career destroyed by Obama so that his own would remain intact. His deception knows no limits and he shamefully accepts salutes from the Military he demeans so readily. In spite of the verdict that day it was the Military Court, not Col.Lakin, which was guilty of dereliction of duty. I ask, again, that all contact their elected representatives, on behalf of Col.Lakin, and demand this miscarriage of Justice be overturned! Remember these words reported in Newsday (NY newspaper) in August,2011:"The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are those with something to hide." The speaker....Barack Obama; the listeners....America!. No terrorist could have inflicted more serious wounds upon Col.Lakin than did Obama by ignoring the Colonel's request for transparency. More recently, Obama spoke before an "open" microphone and America heard him telling his aides to "find a way around The Constitution." Treasonous words, which spoke volumes as to Obama's moral honesty. Taking an oath demands that one lives it.
Obama's attorneys have fought against all court actions, including against subpoenas ordering him to appear in court with a valid birth certificate; subpoenas which were ignored and/or flatly refused by him. The Democratic Party, to its everlasting shame, failed to insist that he provide documentation confirming his eligibility, which might have mended, one way or another, a divided Nation. Instead the Party ridicules and dismisses all who dare question Obama's eligibility, even going as far as to claim "racial  intolerance" as motivating any questioner. I wonder if Herman Cain, Alan Keyes and others are included  in their condemnation. Shameful, also, has been the conduct of the Republican Party, many of whom, along  with Democratic counterparts considered the "legitimacy issue" as "insignificant". Recall these words of Abraham Lincoln: "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Obama lies and America dies. This "insignificant issue" is tearing America apart. Thank God there was no TV at Lexington,Concord or Valley Forge or the resolve of the Continental Army might not have survived after hearing such supporters. Ironically, Obama himself considered the "insignificant issue" so significant that, after initially keeping his records secret until public pressure for "transparency" prevailed, he allowed his fraudulent COLB to substitute for a valid Certificate of Live Birth for the purpose of deceiving America. Only in 2011, when States began considering  requiring a valid "Certificate of Live Birth" before the 2012 election did Obama, realizing his COLB would no longer pass scrutiny,come up with a newly-found  "long form Certificate of Live Birth", which he posted on a Government website but which he would not allow the Hawaiian Dept.of Health to release their presumed copy for public scrutiny and verification. Two years after producing his fraudulent and ineligible COLB he now starts citing  this "newly found form" as proof of his eligibility, a form which also is promptly labeled a "poor, fraudulent document by experts viewing it!
Col.Lakin made one simple request of Obama:produce a valid "Certificate of Live Birth" confirming your eligibility and I will gladly deploy to Afghanistan. To prevent disclosure of his sealed records Obama destroyed the career of a dedicated Offficer. What more damning proof must the Military "experience" to realize that, if necessary, Obama would "throw anyone under the bus" rather than jeopardize his own fraudulent status? Surely, he followed the progress of Col.Lakin's trial and pathetic conviction with great concern, aware that he had the power andmoral obligation (under his oath) to prevent this tragedy from continuing, yet he was also aware that disclosure of his fraudulent and/or non-existant documents would have sent him,not Col.Lakin, to prison.On the scales of Justice Obama allowed treachery to outweigh truth!
                                                            Hypocrisy Personified
Remember, we are speaking of a man, Barack Obama, who will not release any legitimate copy of a birth certificate,school records, social-security records or, in fact, any records to confirm his Presidential eligibility yet had the effrontery during the 2012 election race to publically state that Mitt Romney should release twelve years of tax returns, in the interest of "transparency", saying "those seeking the White House must know their life is an open book." Open book? This from a man who won't allow anyone to see if he even has a book! Had Mitt Romney offered to provide his tax returns if Obama offered to provide a valid birth certificate,etc.our Current White House resident's surname would not begin with the letter O,
There is an old phrase which refers to judges ruling on issues,called "sitting on the bench". It's about time they begin "standing up" on this issue of such importance to the stability of our Nation and demand that Obama demonstrate the "transparency" he claims to possess by supplying the documents he has allowed others to suffer for. Let these words from Holy Scripture resonate with all: "If a blind man leads another blind man both fall into a ditch". (Matthew:chapter 15,verse 14)
                                                        to be continued

U.S. Gov't Gives Muslim Brotherhood 'Farm Subsidies'

The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, has been given over $10,000 in farm subsidies since 1998. The payments are just another example of taxpayer money being spent to benefit Islamist groups.

Fox News reports that NAIT is being funded by 34 different government programs and receives subsidies for its two “agricultural” lands that are not being used for agricultural purposes. The report quotes an expert as assessing that NAIT’s activity in this regard is “probably legal,” as shocking as it seems.
NAIT was first identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front by the FBI in the 1980s. A declassified FBI memo documents that a source inside the American Muslim Brotherhood said that NAIT is “under the direction and control of the IKHWAN [Muslim Brotherhood] in the United States has as its ultimate goal political control of all non-Islamic governments in the world.”

Neighbors With Guns Chase, Capture Teen Robbing Suspects

Alabama residents alert to a break-in at a neighbor’s home first called cops — but while waiting, took matters into their own hands. They grabbed their guns and confronted the intruders. And police are cheering it as a win for the “good guys.”

The teen-age would-be robbers raced from the scene, reported. But the watchful neighbors pursued, catching one near some woods and holding him at gunpoint while police arrived.

Two other suspects were captured on a road about a mile from the scene, The Blaze reported.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that the teen the neighbors caught was carrying a pistol and a set of keys that belonged to the home he was trying to ransack, reported.


Delmarva Power Helps Customers Plan For Potential High Winter Bills

Delmarva Power reminds customers who are having trouble keeping their accounts current through these cold-weather stretches and higher energy-use periods that resources are available.

“We have a wide range of payment options that we offer customers and also offer to work individually with any customer on ways they can better manage their energy expenses,” said Gary Stockbridge, president, Delmarva Power Region. “We want them to know they can always call us for help.”

Standard bill payment options Delmarva Power offers include special payment arrangements aimed at bringing their accounts up to date over a mutually agreeable period of time. They can be made by calling 1-800-375-7117 and speaking with a customer service representative.

Justice Antonin Scalia Says World War II-Style Internment Camps Could Happen Again

Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

"You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussingKorematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.

The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means "in times of war, the laws fall silent," to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.

"That's what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot," Scalia said. "That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification but it is the reality."


Obama Secures $750M In Pledges To Get Kids Online

ADELPHI, Md. (AP) -- Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring more classrooms with high-speed Internet.

Apple is pledging $100 million in iPads, computers and other tools. AT&T and Sprint are contributing free Internet service through their wireless networks. Verizon is pitching in up to $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions. And Microsoft is making its Windows software available at discounted prices and offering 12 million free copies of Microsoft Office software.

"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools," Obama said at a middle school in the Washington suburb of Adelphi, Md. Students there are assigned iPads that they use in class and at home.

Top 8 Morons Of 2013

1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP??? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

2. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, 'Please come out and give yourself up.'

3. WHAT WAS PLAN B??? An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

4. THE GETAWAY!!! A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5. DID I SAY THAT??? Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: 'Give me all your money or I'll shoot', the man shouted, 'that's not what I said!'.

6. ARE WE COMMUNICATING??? A man spoke frantically into the phone: 'My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart'. 'Is this her first child?' the doctor asked. 'No!' the man shouted, 'This is her husband!'

7. NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED!!! In Modesto, CA , Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (hellooooooo)!

8. THE GRAND FINALE!!! Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat, going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.


Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!

Cold Temps Keep Icebreakers Busy Along The Bay

KENT ISLAND, Md. - If you've ever had to wait for the snow plows to clear your roads so you can get to work, you'll understand what the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay have been going through this winter.

Some of the waterways feeding the Chesapeake Bay have been clogged with ice, so the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has sent out an icebreaker to clear the way.

Tuesday morning, DNR's Hydrographic Operations crew headed out to break up ice along the Chester River, just off Kent Island. Captain Shawn Orr took the AV Sandusky out to work at 8 a.m. The icebreaker is named for former Baltimore Colt Alex Sandusky, an offensive lineman whose job it was to clear a path for Baltimore Colts great quarterback Johnny Unitas.

Troopers Arrest Suspect In Rehoboth Cigarette Store Robbery

Location: DOT Discount Cigarettes, 19108 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday February 4, 2014 at approximately 6:12 p.m.

26 year old female employee
29 year old female employee

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Dennis Parkstone, 20, Rehoboth Beach, DE (Photo Attached)
Robbery 1st (2 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,000.00 cash bond.

Rehoboth Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 20 year old Rehoboth man after he was linked to a robbery of local cigarette store

Troopers were summoned to the DOT Discount Cigarette store located at 19108 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach Tuesday evening around 6:12 p.m. after employees there contacted 9-1-1 to report a robbery. A 26 year old female employee along with a 29 year old female employee were at the counter when a white male subject entered the store with his face partially covered with a dark mask and a knit cap and hood over his head. As he approached the two female victims, he presented a note demanding the cash and implied he had a gun. The employees complied with the demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency before the suspect fled back out the front doors and ran west toward South Street. Neither of the victims were injured during the incident and were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. that evening, a trooper on patrol in the area of South Street observed a subject matching the exact description of the suspect being sought, standing outside a residence in the 35000 block. Dennis Parkstone was contacted and taken into custody without incident. He was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with two counts of Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI in lieu of $35,000.00 cash bail.

Gun Owners Converge On Annapolis For "2A Tuesday"

Gun owners' rights groups and other Second Amendment supporters held a rally Tuesday in Annapolis.

Organizers are calling the event 2A Tuesday.

Members of some gun rights organizations are planning to meet with lawmakers and review legislation.

There are 24 gun related bills that have been proposed this year, including one that would repeal the state's gun control law that was approved last year. Democratic leaders say that bill has no chance of passing.

Obamacare Will Reduce Incomes Of Most Americans

There's no doubt the Affordable Care Act will redistribute wealth in America. People at the top of the income ladder will pay more; people at the bottom will benefit. But how, exactly, will that work?

A new study finds that Obamacare's redistribution will be stunningly lopsided. Scholars at the liberal Brookings Institution have discoveredthat Obamacare will increase the income of Americans in the lowest 20 percent of the income scale, and especially in the lowest ten percent. But all other income groups -- even people who make very modest incomes in the $25,000 to $30,000 range, as well as all income brackets above that -- will experience a decline in income because of Obamacare.


Sotomayor: Labeling Illegal Aliens as ‘Criminals’ Is ‘Insulting’

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said calling illegal aliens “criminals” is “insulting”.

Sotomayor, the nation’s first Hispanic justice, was asked at a talk at Yale Law School Monday about her use of the term “undocumented immigrants” rather than the traditional illegal alien. Sotomayor characterized the issue as a regulatory problem and said labeling immigrants criminals seemed insulting to her.

“I think people then paint those individuals as something less than worthy human beings and it changes the conversation,” Sotomayor said.

It was not clear if Sotomayor was aware that it is a crime to illegally cross the border or overstay a visa, and that re-entry after deportation is punishable by up to 5 years in jail. It was also not clear if Sotomayor was aware of the many crimes committed by illegal aliens who live in the United States.

Trey Gowdy Demands Answers On Benghazi

Girl Scouts Threaten Lawsuit Over Unsold Cookies

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — A Roanoke Rapids woman says the local Girl Scouts troop threatened to take her to court if she didn't pay up for boxes of cookies her 8-year-old daughter didn't sell.

Reagan Phillips wanted to quit the Girl Scouts a couple of weeks ago because other girls in her troop were teasing her. So her mother, Jherrae Phillips, tried to return the 288 boxes of Girl Scout cookies they had promised to sell to the troop for other girls to sell.

"I didn’t think it would be a big deal to do that," Phillips said Monday.

Charlotte Bradley, the local cookie sales coordinator, didn't see it the same way, presenting Phillips with an ultimatum in text message.

‘Kelo’ Revisited

Properties were seized and a neighborhood razed in the name of ‘economic development’ that never came

I looked up at a line of high telephone poles marching diagonally against a blanched winter sky across a vast, empty field​—​90 acres​—​that was entirely uninhabited and looked as though it had always been that way. New London, population 27,000, a rundown onetime whaling port on the Atlantic coast that never recovered after the whaling industry died at the end of the 19th century, is a desolate-looking city. Cristofaro, a 52-year-old New London-born computer network engineer, and I were in its most desolate neighborhood​—​actually, ex-neighborhood, for there was not a residential property left standing on the entire tract. Just below us lay the mouth of Connecticut’s Thames River (unlike in London, “Thames” rhymes with “James,” and the “th” is pronounced as in “thumb”) where it joins the northerly end of the Long Island Sound. An icy New England January wind​—​cold enough to freeze the ink in my ballpoint pen into a gray, spidery scrawl as I scribbled notes​—​ripped across the only signs of life, actually former life, on the deserted incline: waist-high dead weeds, probably the remains of the goldenrod, yarrow, pokeweed, and high grass that grow everywhere during warm months on the North Atlantic coast.


When you're the principal of an elementary school tasked with letting parents know every time school is cancelled for snow in a year with a record-number of "snow days," chances are you eventually get pretty bored. But if you're Stephens Elementary School principal, James Detwiler, you also get pretty creative.

Detwiler, with the assistance of drama teacher, Chad Caddell, belted out a rendition of Queen's"Bohemian Rhapsody," with lyrics informing parents of yet another snow day:

We just got a call, breaking news.
School is closed, school is closed.
Sorry parents for another day.
Watch out for frost-biting.
Very very frightening!

Excess Sugar Consumption From Soda, Desserts Leads To Higher Rates Of Cardiovascular Death

A new study -- the biggest of its kind -- is warning that America's love affair with sugary food and drink is also doubling our risk of a heart-related premature death.

While previous research has indicated that consumption of added sugars can negatively affect health, the new study -- published inJAMA Internal Medicine -- is the first nationally-representative study examining how added sugars affect rates of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Unlike the natural sugars existing in fruits and some vegetables, added sugars are introduced to foods during their processing and preparation. Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda are the leading source of added sugar consumption in the U.S., followed by grain-based desserts, like cookies and cake.


Black Mob Violence In Grand Rapids

Even after documenting more than a thousand cases of black mob violence over the last three years, I miss more than I get.

Like this episode of black mob violence from a college party in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2012. Police investigators told it was one of the most “troubling” cases even “seasoned investigators” had ever seen.

It started off simply enough: Five college kids living together in a big house near the campus had a party. No one remembers seeing the 14-year-old accomplice there. But he saw them. He waited until the lights went out to let his older crew members know the coast was clear.

It was 4 a.m. Two of the mob knocked on the door. They said they had lost a wallet and asked if they could they come in and look for it. Soon they were letting the other three members of their gang in the back door. picks up the story:


The US Consumer Is Not Thriving

With the world's focus on emerging markets and anxiously trying to bring the narrative back domestically as a reason to buy US stocks, we thought this simple chart would help clarify just how 'great' the US economy (70% of GDP is consumption we are constantly reminded) is doing...


CVS Plans To End Sales Of Tobacco Products By Oct. 1

CVS/Caremark, the country’s largest drugstore chain, announced on Wednesday that it planned to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October.

The company’s move was yet another sign of its metamorphosis into becoming more of a health care provider than a largely retail business, with its stores offering more miniclinics and health advice to aid customers visiting its pharmacies.

While the company’s decision will cost it an estimated $2 billion in sales from tobacco buyers, that is a mere dent in its overall sales of $123 billion in 2012.


Obamacare To Cut Work Hours By Equivalent Of 2 Million Jobs: CBO

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.

In its latest U.S. fiscal outlook, the nonpartisan CBO said the health law would lead some workers, particularly those with lower incomes, to limit their hours to avoid losing federal subsidies that Obamacare provides to help pay for health insurance and other healthcare costs.

The biggest impact would begin in 2017, CBO said, because major provisions of the law will be well under way by then. The CBO said there would be smaller declines in work hours that would occur before then.


This Is What A Race Riot Sounds Like. Black Mob Violence In New York.

But first, here is the transcript of the 911 calls to Kokopellis bar outside of Albany, New York. Happened about three weeks ago at 2:30 or so in the morning.

Bouncers at Kopellis got punched in the face when they tried to stop some people from smoking pot. After that, it was ON! – Police release radio calls, 911 transcripts from Troy bar brawlx


Factory, Construction Spending Data Hint At Slowing Economy

(Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity slowed sharply in January on the back of the biggest drop in new orders in 33 years while construction spending barely rose in December, pointing to some loss of steam in the economy.

Economists largely blamed frigid temperatures for the chill in economic activity and said they expected a rebound in the months ahead. However, they also cautioned that theeconomy was receiving some payback after a strong performance in the second half of 2013.

"The disappointing data provide further confirmation of a dramatic slowing in economic growth momentum," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.


Fresh Roundup Of General Assembly Candidates Adds Fundraising Figures

Our seventh monthly roundup of candidates for General Assembly adds a new feature: campaign fundraising totals from 2013 filed with the State Board of Elections in January.

We have tried to list every candidate who has filed and most who have announced. We have added figures for Cash on hand, amount Raised in 2013, and Loans or Debts when significant.

The filing deadline is three weeks away, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m.

Each district is listed by county and, in most cases, incumbents (in parentheses) with their status. The districts reflect new district lines, which have placed some incumbents into a different district. Each legislative district has one senator and three delegates, often split into subdistricts of one or two delegates. Many of the subdistricts were changed in the last restricting.

Scenes From A Militarized America: Iowa Family ‘Terrorized’

Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about. You’ll see the raid team, dressed in battle-dress uniforms, helmets and face-covering balaclava hoods take down the family’s door with a battering ram. You’ll see them storm the home with ballistics shields, guns at the ready. More troubling still, you’ll see not one but two officers attempt to prevent the family from having an independent record of the raid, one by destroying a surveillance camera, another by blocking another camera’s lens.

From the images in the video, you’d think they were looking for an escaped murderer or a house full of hit men. No, none of that. They were looking for a few people suspected of credit card fraud. None of the people they were looking for were inside of the house, nor was any of the stolen property they were looking for. They did arrest two houseguests of the family on what the news report says were unrelated charges, one for a probation violation and one for possession of illegal drugs.


Support Common Core Repeal!

Testify Wednesday, Feb 5th

HB 76 will effectively force a full repeal of Common Core State Standards in Maryland. But it will only get out of committee if concerned citizens like you speak up in support of it.

We need volunteers to attend the hearing in Annapolis and testify.

The hearing for HB 76 is scheduled for Feb 5th at 1 pm, Rm 131, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Testimony is limited to 3 minutes
We suggest that you submit written testimony as well (see below)
You must sign up to testify by 12 pm
Hearings begin at 1 pm
Park at Navy Stadium (Gate 5 off of Taylor Ave.) and take the shuttle down to the House office building.

If you can not make it down to Annapolis you can easily submit written testimony.

All you need to do is:

Put the bill number at the top of the page (HB 76 for Common Core Repeal)
Write testimony explaining why you support the bill
Include your Name, Address, and the name (if any) of the organization that you are with
Email your testimony to

Please email your testimony before 9 am, Feb 5th to ensure Delegate Smigiel's office has enough time to make the 40 required copies.

Harvard Economist Fears Starting “Bank Run” On BoA By Withdrawing $1 Million

Another ominous warning of imminent economic turmoil

Former Harvard Professor of Economics Terry Burnham fears starting a “run” on Bank of America after he made public his decision to withdraw $1 million dollars from his checking account as a protest against Janet Yellen beginning her term as Federal Reserve head this month.

In an article for PBS entitled Is your money safe at the bank? An economist says ‘no’ and withdraws his, Burnham, an ardent critic of the Fed, writes, “Why do I risk starting a run on Bank of America by withdrawing my money and presuming that many fellow depositors will read this and rush to withdraw too? Because they pay me zero interest. Thus, even an infinitesimal chance Bank of America will not repay me in full, whenever I ask, switches the cost-benefit conclusion from stay to flee.”


'Princeton Review' Names SU a 'Best Value'

SALISBURY, MD---The Princeton Review, in partnership withUSA Today, has named Salisbury University among its Top 80 “Best Value” Public Colleges in the nation for 2014.

The accolade comes on the heels of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s recently naming SU among its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

The Princeton Review lauds SU’s “stellar academic programs coupled with the benefit of a state school price tag.”

'Too Big To Manage'

'Too Big to Manage' series exposes how taxpayers are forced to fund thousands of federal employ

They said Wall Street banks were "too big to fail" in 2008. In 2014, it's the federal government that is "Too Big to Manage."

That's the title of a series appearing this week on by the Watchdog investigative reporting team's Mark Flatten. It's about "official time" and it's a doozy.

Never heard of official time? That's not surprising because federal officials absolutely loathe to talk about it in public.

You pay, they organize

Here's why: There are hundreds of top-dollar federal bureaucrats who don't do a lick of work for the taxpayers. They spend their days at the office working for federal employee unions.

"Federal employees spent 3.4 million hours working for their unions at taxpayers' expense, the equivalent of more than 1,700 full-time positions," Flatten reports.


UPDATE on Shooting In Centreville

Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff


INCIDENT: Fatal Police Involved Shooting
DATE & TIME: Tuesday February 4th @ 2200 Hours
LOCATION: 100 Block of White Marsh Road, Centreville, MD
DECEASED: William Roy Walls Sr. (78) of Centreville

NARRATIVE: Deputies were dispatched to the residence for a suicidal subject. The caller, a resident of the house reported Walls was armed and refusing to allow her to leave the house.

Deputies arrived and took cover as Walls exited the residence with a shotgun. At some point during the confrontation, Walls fired his weapon and deputies returned fire. It remains under investigation if any rounds fired by deputies stuck Walls however there is evidence of a self inflicted gun shot wound.

Deputies requested EMS response and began rescue efforts however Walls was declared deceased at the scene.

Investigation indicates that three deputies with experience ranging from 15 years , 5 years and 6 months with the Sheriff's Office fired their agency issued weapons.

Sheriff Hofmann has requested the incident to be investigated by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit. The deputies agency issued firearms were turned over to Crime Scene Unit technicians at the scene who were processing the scene.

The Queen Anne's County States Attorney Lance Richardson has been contacted and briefed on the investigation.

The three deputies involved have been placed on Administrative Leave according to Sheriff's Office Policy.

Once the scene has been processed, the deceased will be transported to the OCME for an autopsy. An investigator will be attending the autopsy which is scheduled for this morning.

Students Sign Petition To Have Gun Owners Executed In Concentration Camps

Californians want to round up, intern and kill Second Amendment

Media analyst Mark Dice has once again documented how many young Americans are completely disconnected from reality, capturing California college students signing a fake petition to imprison all legal gun owners in concentration camps and even to have them executed.

“We just want to make sure we disarm the citizens. We can trust the government to be the only ones with guns.” Dice said to students on campus in San Diego, while they unquestioningly signed the petition to “repeal the Second Amendment.”

“These peasants don’t need guns,” Dice stated, adding “We want to put all registered gun owners in prison,” prompting one student to replay “Yes, it’s too dangerous.” for people to own guns.

“It’s just a simple repeal of the Second Amendment and we’ll be terminating and executing all of the gun owners.” Dice told another signatory who replied “OK, thank you.” and walked off.


Is It Not A Conflict Of Interest For The County Executive To Ask For A Raise For His Cousin?

The Wicomico County Executives Office put in a request of support from the Wicomico County Council to support a massive pay raise for the Orphan Court Judges recently. 

As we mentioned yesterday, the Council rejected Rick Pollitt's request. However, regardless of whether or not Rick Pollitt moves forward with his own letter of support to the state, wouldn't it be a conflict of interest either way since one of those honorable Judges is his 1st Cousin? 

Some have even said this may be an abuse of his power. Would any anonymous local attorney like to chime in on this matter? 

Factory Orders Drop Most In 5 Months, Inventories Rise Fastest Since June

Factory Orders dropped 1.5% in December - their biggest fall since July - but modestly beat weak expectations. This drop despite the fact that inventories of manufactured durable goods in December, up eight of the last nine months, increased $3.2 billion or 0.8 percent to $387.9 billion to the highest level since the series was first published. This is the fastest year-over-year inventory build in 6 months - and fastest month-over-month build in 15 months.



Biggest drop in factory orders in 5 months...


Journalists At Sochi Are Live-Tweeting Their Hilarious And Gross Hotel Experiences

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.

Schoolteacher Cheating: Cheating Students

Philadelphia’s public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests. So far, the city has fired three school principals, and The Wall Street Journal reports, “Nearly 140 teachers and administrators in Philadelphia public schools have been implicated in one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals.” (1/23/14) ( Investigators found that teachers got together after tests to erase the students’ incorrect answers and replace them with correct answers. In some cases, they went as far as to give or show students answers during the test.

Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, identifies the problem as district officials focusing too heavily on test scores to judge teacher performance, and they’ve converted low-performing schools to charters run by independent groups that typically hire nonunion teachers. But William Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, said cheating by adults harms students because schools use test scores to determine which students need remedial help, saying, “There is no circumstance, no matter how pressured the cooker, that adults should be cheating students.”


US Government: You're Not Actually Unemployed!

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics would have it, the job market is practically back to its old self again, with official unemployment down below 7% for the first time since the depression began in 2008. As the BLS would have it, if you are unemployed but have given up looking, you're actually not unemployed! Congrats!

But, of course, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics, and the chart below shows you what's really going on.


New York City Public School Kids Getting New Muslim, Lunar New Year Holidays

New York City is moving to close school for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year — but Mayor de Blasio isn’t so sure about the Hindu festival Diwali.

Appearing on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” on Monday, the mayor said he hadn’t taken a position on whether Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated in India and other South Asian countries, should be a day off from school.

But he said he’d move forward with closing schools for Lunar New Year and for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Muslim holy days.

“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said.

The Continuing Al-Qaeda Threat

Appearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that he could not say the threat from al-Qaeda is any less today than it was ten years ago. It was a shocking admission. Does he mean that the trillions of dollars spent fighting the war on terrorism have resulted in no gains? That those who urged us to give up some of our liberties to gain security have, as Benjamin Franklin warned, lost both? 

There may be reasons Director Clapper would want us to believe that the threat from al-Qaeda is as strong as ever. An entire industry has arisen from the government's war on terror, and for both the government sector and the security-industrial complex the terrorist threat is big business. Economic pressure has thus far not affected the military or intelligence sectors – despite false claims that the sequestration cut military spending. However, emphasizing continued high threat levels without being able to openly explain them due to secrecy requirements is one way to keep the security budget untouched.


TSA Neglected To Ask If It Needed So Many Criminal Investigators

The Transportation Security Administration hired too many high-paid criminal investigators and failed for years to do the analysis that would have shown that, said an official from the Homeland Security Department office of inspector general.

Last year, an OIG audit found that employees classified as "criminal investigators" within TSA's Office of Inspection received the premium pay and benefits afforded to law enforcement officers, even though the majority of their work could have been done by lower-paid employees in the same office.

At a House hearing Jan. 28, Anne Richards, an assistant inspector general at DHS, said TSA had ample time to realize that it had too many criminal investigators on staff.


Fact #62

Hillary, Bill And The Media: The Under-The-Radar Marriage Issue

Forget about foreign policy and Fox News: Is Hillary Clinton going to face an excruciatingly personal issue in 2016?

She’s sitting on the biggest lead ever for the Democratic presidential nomination, with 73 percent support in a Washington Post/ABC poll. She’s confident enough that she sent out a funny tweet during the Super Bowl: “It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when someone else is being blitzed & sacked!” (That garnered more than 50,000 retweets.)

She hugged President Obama a bit closer in a letter to a former Senate colleague, saying the administration’s sanctions “are responsible for driving Tehran to the negotiating table” and that in the nuclear talks “we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed.”

National Journal says that since Hillary hasn’t been in a political role since 2008, there’s a huge gap in what we know about her views on more recent issues:


Mike McDermott At 2nd Amendant Rally

Delegate Mike McDermott speaks at 2nd Amendment Rally in Annapolis. 

Hack Attack

Isn't it interesting how all of a sudden Salisbury News has been a victim recently of multiple cyber attacks.

Ever since we made the announcement on New Years Day in which we finally proved to the World just how active Salisbury News is, we have been attacked almost daily. 

Even our Contributors have been receiving daily messages from Google warning them that someone is trying to hack their accounts.

So who do you think would be so interested in shutting us down? No, it's not the NSA. It's a local small group with technical knowledge.

We have installed new safety technology that will keep us going but you have to wonder who has all that time on their hands. Who is that afraid of Salisbury News. The list is fairly long but we're getting very close.  

Dog Found 2-5-14

Found this little guy this morning. Looks like he broke off his chain. Off Shuemaker Road near Gransbys Cove in Salisbury. He is in my fence right now. Not sure how you do contact info but they could call 410-546-2133 they will need to ask for Mike. Thanks hopefully we will find the owner.

SPD Press Releases 2-4-14

SFD Calls For Service 2-4-14

  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 21:46:14Nature: Non BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 21:44:42Nature: Altered Mental StatusCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 21:39:06Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 107 Greenlawn Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 20:54:24Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 20:26:21Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 17:08:29Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 15:22:39Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 14:18:21Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 13:46:42Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 12:12:41Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 11:12:26Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 2300 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 07:42:21Nature: Abdominal PainCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 07:11:00Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 07:03:33Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: 400-blk Prince St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 07:01:06Nature: InjuryCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 06:28:19Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 05:18:53Nature: Syncopal EpisodeCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 04:59:16Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 04:03:29Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 02:02:57Nature: Maternity PatientCity: Salisbury
  • Tuesday February, 4 2014 @ 00:08:49Nature: OverdoseCity: Salisbury

The Two Biggest Pawns In Obama's "Hide- The-Deficit" Game

You remember Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac don’t you?

They are the two infamous Government-Sponsored Enterprises (that’s mumbo-jumbo for private corporations that have the backing of taxpayers to bail them out when their greedy managers leverage them up like balloons to generate mega bonuses for themselves) that guarantee mortgages.

They guarantee mortgages so those debt obligations can be easily packaged into mortgage-backed securities and sold to investors who want the highest yield possible with the guarantee (wink, wink) that the U.S. government won’t let them default.

Well, those investors were right.