Saturday, February 22, 2014

Salisbury Maryland Makes National News: Metro Areas With The Fastest-Shriveling Economies

7. Salisbury, MD

• 2013 GMP change: -2.2% (tied-7th worst)
• 2013 change in employment: -1.9% (tied-5th worst)
• Projected 2014 GMP change: -3.8% (2nd worst)
• Unemployment rate: 8.6% (66th lowest)


As nationwide growth accelerates, more and more local economies are expected to grow as well -- but not all of them.

Many of the nation’s economies that have contracted the most do not share much in common. These cities are geographically diverse, located from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast and the Midwest to the West. They also have very different economies. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Binghamton, New York, are home to large universities, while in Decatur, Illinois, the largest employers are in the manufacturing sector.

Local economies often rely on one production or trade sector. As long as the sector is booming, it can be a source of economic and job growth, but there can be a downside to this reliance. Local economies often follow the cycles of large companies manufacturing products for the global markets in their backyards, Alec Friedhoff, senior research analyst at the Brookings Institution, told 24/7 Wall St. “If you’re a small metro area depending on a vulnerable export sector, once that industry goes, you’re in big trouble,” Friedhoff said. In one prominent example of this, Caterpillar cut hundreds of jobs in Decatur last year in response to a global slowdown in the mining industry. Decatur’s economy shrank by nearly 5% last year, and no metro area had a larger proportional job loss.

Proposal to Split California Into Six States Clears Major Hurdle — Here Are the Proposed New States

A seemingly long-shot proposal to split California into six smaller U.S. states cleared a major hurdle this week, with the golden state’s secretary of state’s office saying that proponents “may begin collecting petition signatures.”

The initiative is sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, according to the AFP, and contends that ”political representation of California’s diverse population and economies has rendered the state nearly ungovernable.”
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The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

As I have confessed in the past, in my early years I found myself active in the Democratic Party and the general liberal methodology. I had no understanding of the concept of the false left/right paradigm. I had no inkling of the dangers of globalism and central banking. I had no concept of decentralization or non-participation. I had never even heard of libertarianism. I knew only that George W. Bush was a criminal (and I was right), but the problem went far deeper than the GOP. I was astoundingly ignorant of the bigger picture.

However, what I did have going for me was an almost violent sense of nonconformity. I hated collectivists, yet I found myself surrounded by them while working within the leftist culture. It was the insanity of self-proclaimed “liberals” that taught me the true nature of the facade of politics. When I realized that the Democrats were essentially the same corrupt entity as the neoconservatives, everything in my life changed.

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$140M Prize: State Wins Manufacturing Institute; Will Be Built In Canton

A Michigan-based consortium of businesses, universities and other organizations has won a $140-million competition to become one of the first three manufacturing innovation institutes in the nation, the White House announced Saturday.

The federal government will invest $70 million in the U.S. Department of Defense-led Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute to be headquartered in Canton, with at least another $70 million in matching money to come from private or other public sources.

It wasn’t known when the institute would begin work or how large its presence would be in southeastern Michigan, with many of the consortium’s members at facilities around the country. But by bringing the institute’s home base to metro Detroit, it continues the area’s standing as a pre-eminent area for American manufacturing.

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BLACK ATTACK: ROBBING, STABBING, SHOOTING, ARSON

3 white victims dead after Detroit mayhem

Four black people are in jail in Detroit for robbing, stabbing, shooting, torturing and killing three white people. Then burning down their house and stealing their car.

Police arrested the suspects last week when they found the murder victim’s car at one of their homes, along with bloody clothing and ID from the victim. In addition to charges for murder and arson and robbery, at least one of the suspects was charged with possession of heroin.

“The nature of the wounds were horrific, all three victims were stabbed multiple times,” said Sgt. Michael Woody of the Detroit police. “In addition, the fire had been obviously set to cover up what turned out to be a brutal murder in an attempt to destroy potential evidence.”

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Arizona Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

The bill, which the state House of Representatives passed by a 33-27 vote Thursday, now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican and onetime small business owner who vetoed similar legislation last year but has expressed the right of business owners to deny service.

"I think anybody that owns a business can choose who they work with or who they don't work with," Brewer told CNN in Washington on Friday. "But I don't know that it needs to be statutory. In my life and in my businesses, if I don't want to do business or if I don't want to deal with a particular company or person or whatever, I'm not interested. That's America. That's freedom."

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Busted! Democrats In Major Voting Scam

Undercover video shows astonishing illegal plot

A new investigative video by guerrilla journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas reveals Democrat activists in Texas boasting about breaking the state’s election law by mining confidential records.

O’Keefe, who helped bring down ACORN, the community “organizing” behemoth for which Barack Obama worked as a lawyer, shows Battleground Texas Field Organizer Jennifer Longoria confirming on video that the group is culling names, telephone numbers and addresses from voter registration cards to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.

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O'Malley, Busch Not Worried About House Of Cards Threat

Netflix political drama series "House of Cards" is demanding millions of dollars more in tax credits from Maryland, or it will go elsewhere.

The Washington Post reports that California-based production company Media Rights Capital has pushed back its filming schedule for its third season to see if lawmakers boost credits for film and television projects enough.

Last year, lawmakers boosted the $7.5 million annual allocation to $25 million, but they're divided on whether to do that again.

"This just keeps getting bigger and bigger" Del. Eric Luedtke (D-Montgomery) said at a hearing on the issue last week. He has supported film tax credits in the past. "And my question is: When does it stop?"

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Woman Dragged To Jail For Using Cell-Phone Feature

Officer: 'I know the law better than you, believe me'

DAVIE, Fla.
– “Get off of me! You are breaking the law!” shouts a South Florida woman as a Broward County Sheriff’s deputy enters her car and drags her out, all because she was recording her traffic stop on Interstate 95.

Now, the police agency is facing serious legal action for alleged battery, false arrest and false imprisonment.

The saga of single mother Brandy Berning began last March when she was driving alone in the HOV carpool lane, which is designed for vehicles carrying more than one passenger during rush hour.

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US Senators Send Letter of Inquiry to FBI Over Charges Against Anti-Obama Filmmaker D' Souza

On February 19th, Four Conservative Senators sent a letter of inquiry to the FBI Director in order to obtain information regarding charges brought against Conservative Director Dinesh D' Souza.

D' Souza was responsible for making one of the most popular documentaries in history, which debuted in 2012, titled "2016: Obama's America," which offered an often scathing look at the President's politics and his past.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

THE SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL WILL CONVENE IN WORK SESSION AT 4:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ROOM #301 OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING (125 N. DIVISION STREET). THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE WORK SESSION AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 P.M., IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND §10-508(a)(1)(7)(8), SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION FOR THE PURPOSES OF:

1. TO DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, ASSIGNMENT, PROMOTION, DISCIPLINE, DEMOTION, COMPENSATION, REMOVAL, RESIGNATION, OR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF APOINTEES, EMPLOYEES, OR OFFICIALS OVER WHOM THE PUBLIC BODY HAS JURISDICTION; OR ANY OTHER PERSONNEL MATTER THAT AFFECTS ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS

2. TO CONSULT WITH COUNSEL TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON A LEGAL MATTER

3. TO CONSULT WITH STAFF, CONSULTANTS, OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS ABOUT PENDING OR POTENTIAL LITIGATION

THE CLOSED SESSION WILL ALSO BE HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT WHICH TIME THE PUBLIC CAN OBSERVE THE MOTION, ANY DISCUSSION AND THE VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AS NOTED ABOVE.

She Kicks Like a Mule!

Study: Obamacare's Insurance Tax To Impose Hundreds Of Dollars Of Costs On Individuals And Families

A multibillion-dollar tax that President Obama's health care law imposes on the insurance industry will be passed onto consumers, according to a new study by American Action Forum, costing individuals and families hundreds of dollars annually starting this year.

As one way of financing the $2 trillion cost of expanding insurance coverage, Obamacare imposes a tax on the health insurance industry, which is assessed to each insurer based on their share of annual premiums collected by the industry.

But according to the study by Robert Book of the center-right policy group American Action Forum, "insurers will have to pass most of this tax along to policyholders in the form of higher premiums, or possibly higher average out-of-pocket costs or reduced benefits."

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Bill Would Provide More Information On Md. Government Contracts


Greater transparency in Maryland government contracting is the goal of legislation that would provide more information about each contract on a state website.

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is considering a bill that would pour $1.4 million into the growth of the website that allows the public to view payments made to state contractors.

The Maryland Funding Accountability and Transparency website (spending.dbm.maryland.gov) under the Maryland Department of Budget and Management is a listing of all payments greater than $25,000 that state agencies have made to contractors from the years 2008-13. The public can see the amount the agency paid, the year, and the zip code where the vendor is based.

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‘Obamas Are Abusing Perks Of Public Office,’ WH In Cover-Up Mode, Says Fitton

In the wake of President Obama’s 23rd vacation, Judicial Watch estimated the first family has milked the public trough for more than $18 million in hotel and resort expenses, security costs, car rentals and airfare. And the “most transparent administration in history” has been anything but cooperative, the Washington Examiner reported last week.

The Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group has been forced to file a stream of Freedom of Information Act requests because of White House stonewalling.

“The Obama administration has simply stopped voluntarily producing information about the costs of travel,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Secrets, according to the Examiner. “It is radio silence. They are in cover-up mode.”

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Now It's Ethiopia Spying On Americans' Computers

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Maryland resident who claims the government of his native Ethiopia spied on him with an electronic program that was created – and is sold to governments – for the purpose of observing the life people have on their computers – unnoticed.

Amid all the reports of spying on Americans by the U.S. government, through the National Security Agency, FBI and others, the complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of a man identified only by the pseudonym of Mr. Kidane takes allegations to a whole new level.

The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington alleges the Ethiopian government infected his computer so that it could wiretap his private Skype calls and monitor his family’s every use of the computer for months on end.

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"THAWING OUT PARTY"

THIS SATURDAY
February 22nd
BOONIES RESTAURANT
21438 Nanticoke Rd. Tyaskin, MD 21865
Come on out of HIBERNATION...
Boonies is hosting a THAWING OUT PARTY!
Saturday, February 22nd! Open at noon...
KIDS EAT FREE til' 6pm (w/adult entree)
Happy Hour starts at 4pm til 7pm...
LIVE MUSIC w/ DAWN WILLIAMS! 8pm
Get yer' shine on... $5 Boon-Shine all night!
Our famous Westside Outlaw $4 all night!
$1.50 Domestic Drafts ~ $3.50 EVO Mainline Beer
$2.50 Rail Drinks ~ $4 House Wine 

Schoolchildren Exposed To Sex Games At Cal Berkeley

Hundreds of elementary and middle-school students touring the campus of the University of California at Berkeley received a startling “education” when they witnessed some of the vulgar displays associated with the university’s observance of National Condom Week.

UC President Janet Napolitano, the former Department of Homeland Security secretary, also was on campus Feb. 13 as a man dressed in giant penis costume walked around handing out condoms.

Also on display last week, the College Fix reported, were an assortment of “sex-themed activities such as a vagina-anus condom toss, a vulva and anus ‘pin the tail’ and a condom water-balloon game.”

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Motorist Struck, Killed After Exiting Vehicle On Route 589

The Dispatch

Motorist Struck, Killed After Exiting Vehicle On Route 589
SHOWELL -- A 58-year-old man was killed last night on Route 589 when he was struck by a vehicle after exiting his running Suburban in the travel lanes.
On Friday night, at about 8:30 p.m., a motor vehicle collision was reported to have occurred in the area of Route 589 north of Showell School Road. Upon the arrival of troopers, it was determined a pedestrian was struck and suffered critical injuries.
The pedestrian, Aaron Bernard Simon, was taken by ground to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. The family has been notified.
Through the investigation, it was determined Simon was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban southbound along Route 589 north of Showell School Road when, for an unknown reason, he stopped the vehicle in the travel portion of the roadway. Simon then exited the vehicle and began to walk south in the northbound travel lane. There were no street lights in the area, but Simon left his vehicle running and the headlights on with the hazard lights activated.
Mark Edward Iacona was driving a 2007 Cadillac Escalade northbound on Route 589 when he came upon the stopped Chevrolet. Iacona said he had slowed and moved slightly to the right because he did not know why the Chevrolet was stopped and he wanted to give the vehicle more room. Subsequently, he did not notice the pedestrian and the impact occurred. Evidence suggests the pedestrian was in the travel portion of the roadway when he was struck and not on the shoulder. There was no evidence of driver impairment on the part of Iacona.
Maryland State Police troopers responded, and SHA was called to assist with traffic detail. On-scene assistance was provided by the Worcester County Sheriff's Department. The investigation continues.

Attorney: Cop Kills Teen Who Answered Door While Holding Nintendo Controller

Officer says she thought Wii controller was a firearm

A 17-year-old was killed by police knocking on his door after he opened it while holding a Nintendo controller, according to the attorney of the late teen’s family.

Christopher Roupe died inside his home in Euharlee, Ga. Friday night after being shot by an officer who was attempting to serve a probation violation warrant for his father.

The police officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door, but the family’s attorney, Cole Law, recently told WSBTV that the teenager was actually holding a Nintendo Wii controller.

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Hitchhiker Shot And Killed By Police [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

Two men traveling along state Route 159 near Calico Basin, about 20 miles from downtown Las Vegas witnessed and recorded an incident with police where a lone man walking down the road ended up getting killed after a brief altercation.

The video of the incident was take from one of the man’s cellphones and released to the Las Vegas Review Journal. It shows 20 year old D’Andre Berghardt Jr getting stopped by Bureau of Land Management rangers, only to be killed after they failed to subdue him.

It starts with Berghardt being held at gunpoint by the two rangers for a few minutes while onlookers in cars and on bicycles observe. You can’t hear what they’re saying to each other but the young man didn’t appear to be threatening them or showing malicious intent even though he remained on his feet.

After several minutes of holding him at gunpoint, one of the rangers sprayed Berghardt with pepper spray in the face which prompted him to remove his shirt and start rubbing where the spray contacted him.

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A Viewer Writes: Thefts At Parks

This was just posted on facebook by the QA County Sheriff.........I wonder how many break ins could be expected if there were parks in downtown Salisbury.

Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff

Criminal Alert:

In recent months, random thefts have occurred in local parks and some parking lots. The suspect(s) have gained entry by breaking windows of cars or opening unlocked vehicles. Most victims have parked their cars to utilize the county parks or trails. Although, there are tips on suspects these crimes are still unsolved. Most cars have had valuables, credit cards, and electronics , including cash were stolen. It is important for our community to let us know, by message or phone calls of any suspicious persons in the area. We are encouraging any information be reported promptly to our office. You can also email tips to me or call me anytime to relay a tip. If you see something in progress please dial 911 immediately, please be safe but report as much information as possible (tag numbers, descriptions of individuals. Look for persons just sitting in vehicles watching you leave your vehicle. More details to follow.

Thanks, Sheriff Gary Hofmann

A Tale of Two Houses

A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas.

Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas.

In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month.

In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home.

This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern ‘snow belt’ area. It’s in the South.

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BREAKING NEWS: No Medal For US Men’s Hockey

Finland routs US men’s hockey 5-0 in Sochi to win bronze medal.

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DHS Contracted To Purchase 704 Million Rounds Of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer

(CNSNews.com) -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS agent per year, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled Ammunition Purchases Have Declined Since 2009.

“If DHS were to purchase all 704 million rounds over the next four years, and if they were used by 70,000 DHS agents and officers, it would be roughly 2,500 rounds per agent per year,” David Maurer, author of the GAO report, told CNSNews.com.

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Beauty Queen Shot Dead As Protests Continue Against Socialist Venezuelan Regime

Slipping away by the second, she lies cradled in the arms of the motorbike rider who faces a desperate – and ultimately futile – race against time to save her life.
Moments earlier, Genesis Carmona had been an ordinary 22-year-old woman on a street in the Venezuelan city of Valencia.

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Father Who 'Beheaded His Disabled Son Over Kitchen Sink' Could Be Executed After He's Indicted For First Degree Murder

The 30-year-old Louisiana man who allegedly confessed to beheading his disabled 7-year-old son has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

Jeremiah Wright's son Jori Lirette was brutally killed last week. The wheelchair-bound boy was dismembered and his head was set in the yard of their home for his mother to see when she arrived home.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia confirmed that a Lafourche Parish grand jury handed up the indictment Friday morning against Wright.

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She Allegedly Went on a Simple Jog in Her Toe Shoes. So Why Did She End Up Screaming and in Handcuffs? ‘I Didn’t F**king Do Anything Wrong!’

It allegedly started with her jogging in her toe shoes and sporting headphones. It ended in video of her screaming and being led away in handcuffs. What happened in between is a matter of debate, but video showing parts of the incident is certainly gaining traction online.

Whatever the woman did to get the attention of Austin, Texas police, a witness’ video of cops detaining her on a city sidewalk Thursday morning then escorting her to a nearby squad car indicate she was not happy with their actions.

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Iran Has The Bomb

For several years now, myself and others have been warning that Iran probably already has the bomb. Contrary to Obama Administration promises that they will know when Iran crosses "the red line" to build the bomb, we have warned that such claims are false.

U.S. intelligence is not good enough to so precisely and with such high confidence monitor and verify the status of Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Defense Science Board Report

A recently published Defense Department study "Assessment of Nuclear Monitoring and Verification Technologies" (January 2014), by the blue ribbon Defense Science Board, concludes the following:

"Closing the nation's global nuclear monitoring gaps should be a national priority. It will require, however, a level of commitment and sustainment we don't normally do well without a crisis. ...monitoring for proliferation... presents challenges for which current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist. Among these challenges are... Small inventories of weapons and materials.... Small nuclear enterprises designed to produce, store, and deploy only a small number of weapons...Undeclared facilities and/or covert operations, such as testing below detection thresholds, or acquisition of materials or weapons through theft or purchase... Use of non‐traditional technologies..."

Harry Reid Attacks Koch Brothers' Wealth

Does not mention Wednesday fundraiser at billionaire’s home

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) attacked a pair of pro-Constitution billionaires on Tuesday in an effort to gin up support for the Democratic campaign to raise the minimum wage:

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Bibles Removed From University of Wisconsin Lodge

The Freedom From Religion Foundation isn’t objecting to bedbugs, nor is it objecting to stained bedsheets. But when it found out a lodge owned by the University of Wisconsin had Bibles in its rooms, all hell broke loose.

“We atheists and agnostics do not appreciate paying high prices for lodging, only to find Gideon Bibles in our hotel rooms, sometimes prominently displayed, knowing they contain instructions, for instance, to kill ‘infidels’ and ‘blasphemers,’ among other primitive and dangerous teachings,” FFRF Co-President Dan Barker said in a statement.

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Non-Existing Home Sales Miss Expectations, Plunge 14% From Highs, Drop To 18 Month Low

Existing home sales plunged 5.1% (considerably worse than the 4.1% drop expected) to its lowest level in 18 months. This extends the string of missed expectations to 5 months as even the ever-credible NAR chief economist said it was not the weather but "we can’t ignore the ongoing headwinds of tight credit, limited inventory, higher prices and higher mortgage interest rates." First-time homebuyers plunged to a mere 26% of the total - the lowest share on record as all-cash (and spec) investors rose to a record 53% share of sales.

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Giving Power To The Pets


Registration Open For Wicomico Recreation’s Adult Coed Soccer League

Salisbury, MD - Get out, get some exercise and have fun this spring playing the world's most popular sport - soccer! Registration is now open for Wicomico Recreation's Adult Coed Soccer League, open to men and women ages 16+. The season will run April 3-May 22 and will consist of six regular season games and single elimination playoffs. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex.

Registration is open now through March 7. Register in person at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) or online at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org. The program fee is $300 per team plus referee fees.

For more information, contact Baer Chandler at 410-548-4900 x105 or bchandler@wicomicocounty.org.

It’s Called “Spying” On Muslims, But Just SOP For The Rest Of Us

Interesting how just one word in a news headline reveals the agenda of the media. This morning, the Washington Post reported an AP story “Judge: Spying on NJ Muslims by NYPD was legal.”

Someone once asked me about “racial profiling” of Muslims. I responded that the issue was not “profiling” which is the PC word liberal progressives love to use to make you uncomfortable. The issue is trend analysis. In combat, as well as in law enforcement investigations, you study trends in order to understand the adversaries.

But woe betide you if your trends point in one particular direction.
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INVESTIGATORS LAUNCH NEW STRATEGY TO PATROL ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR STOLEN PROPERTY

(Pikesville, MD) – Maryland State Police property crime investigators launch a new strategy to patrol the online marketplace for stolen property. 

Since the inception of RAPID, the Regional Automated Property Information Database, in 2009, law enforcement agencies statewide have recovered over $18 million dollars in stolen property. Using the innovative tool, equipped with over 11 million searchable records, police are now able to strategically search eBay, an online marketplace, in an effort to return more stolen property to the victims of property crime. Property includes jewelry, camera equipment, expensive electronic items, tools, lawn equipment, scrap and precious metals. 

Maryland was the first state in the nation to create a central database for the transaction of this kind of data, which has proved successful in solving property crimes and a variety of other crimes. Although the RAPID database is managed by the Maryland State Police, it is the collaborative effort among all law enforcement agencies in the state which has resulted in more stolen property recovered, more arrests and more closed cases. The Maryland State Police RAPID team continually provides advanced training to allied law enforcement agencies.

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Larry Hogan Talks Maryland Governor's Race

Colorado Couple May Lose Home In ‘Open Space’ Eminent Domain Seizure

County apparatchiks condemn property in spat over ATV

Andy and Ceil Barrie fell in love with and bought a three-bedroom home on a beautiful ten-acre property within the White River National Forest in Colorado, a sprawling reserve of 2.1 million acres. Only three years after purchasing the property and the house within it, county government officials, annoyed by the couple’s use of an ATV to drive to their property, are trying to to take the Barries’ home away.

The county claims that it is seizing the property through eminent domain in order to preserve open space, according to an Associate Press report. The Barries say they have no plans to develop the land at all, and even let hikers travel through their property. Open space “is all it’s ever been,” Andy Barrie said.

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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 8-22-14


Mrs. Herold’s School

Back in 1916, a Mrs. Elizabeth L. Herold started a school of her own in Salisbury,Maryland. This was in an era when the county school system had already been established and education was offered to everyone for free. Mrs. Herold had different ideas. She was ahead of her time in starting a private “for pay” school. Now there are many options. Other women associated with the school were Ruth F. Slemons, Mary Waters Hall and Marjori P. Ruark as evidenced by the signatures on the graduation certificate.

Her private school offered grades from kindergarten through elementary and offered “high school preparation classes”. It was a private school and tuition was required of the attendees. The financial end of the school provided her with an income and insured that the students would get a better than average education. By the parents paying, they made sure they got their money’s worth and the children’s noses were certainly kept to the grindstone. Mrs. Herold had only the finest teachers. Bertha Adkins, a prominent Republican, taught there for a time. When the school closed down in the late 1940’s, she went on to become the Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Eisenhower.

Many of Salisbury’s leading citizens passed through Mrs. Herold’s School. Some are still around to tell tales of their school days. When Mrs. Herold passed, it became a home again. Stanton Adkins, of E. S. Adkins, and his wife, Ellen, lived there when they were first married. They lived on the first floor and an apartment was made out of the second floor and rented. The house has since been restored to a single family residence. Mr. Adkins was related to Mrs. Herold on his mother’s side of the family.

One of the students was a local named Jack Elderdice. One day when he was in kindergarten, he showed up at his home farther up N. Division St. When his mother inquired why he was home he informed her that he had “excaped”. I’m sure he thought it was much more of an accomplishment than did his mother.

The house that once was Mrs. Herold’s School at was located at 803 N. Division St. In the reassignment of house numbers in October, 1952, the house number was changed to 325.
    

Is The President A Dictator?

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been largely silent is the tyranny coming from the White House. And the folks who can stop this and are doing nothing about it are our elected representatives in Congress.

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It established the three branches of government, and it delegated “all legislative powers” to Congress. American law rarely uses the word “all.” Yet the Framers chose that word precisely to confine law writing to Congress and to prevent a president from altering federal law by the selective manner of his enforcement of it and thereby effectively rewriting it.

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1 Dead, Babies Ill From Listeria Linked To Cheese

One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death was in California. Seven additional illnesses were in Maryland.

All the Maryland victims had reported consuming soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese that they purchased at different locations of the same grocery store chain. Listeria was later detected in a sample of cuajada en terron, or fresh cheese curd, purchased at that chain.

The CDC withheld the name of the grocery store, as they often do in investigations.

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MD Dems Pick Hillary Over OMalley

Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley by nearly 10 to 1 among likely Maryland Democratic voters asked to name their top choice among four possible candidates to be the party's standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential election.

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House Approves $1 Million For "Food Desert" Help

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A bill to make more fruits and vegetables available in "food deserts" is headed to the Senate after approval from the House of Delegates.

The bill would offer $1 million yearly to small businesses that agreed to sell Maryland-grown produce in areas lacking grocery stores. The House approved it 108-25 Friday, with some Republicans objecting on grounds that it needs more accountability measures. They hope to work with senators to modify it.

Gov. Martin O'Malley sponsored the bill by request from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. He allocated the $1 million in his budget proposal.

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SFD Calls For Service 2-21-14

  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 21:29:05Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 21:26:23Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 21:15:47Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 30603 Heather Glen Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 21:15:40Nature: Non BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 20:53:06Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 20:18:31Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 18:25:11Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 17:05:02Nature: Emergency UnknownCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 15:34:21Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 14:50:23Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 2001 Boxwood Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 12:57:30Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 12:34:04Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury
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  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 09:05:23Nature: Auto Accident RescueAddress: N Salisbury Blvd and w Zion Rd Salisbury, MD 21802
  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 07:46:51Nature: Psychiatric EmergencyCity: Salisbury
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  • Friday February, 21 2014 @ 02:24:17Nature: Intoxicated SubjectCity: Salisbury

Missouri Senate Votes To Nullify Federal Gun Control, 23-10

A Missouri bill which seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future,” passed the Senate Thursday. SB613 would ban the state from enforcing virtually all federal gun control measures, and includes criminal charges for federal agents attempting to violate the right to keep and bear arms in Missouri.

The measure passed 23-10.

SB613 counts as what could be the strongest defense against federal encroachments on the right to keep an bear arms ever considered at the state level. It reads, in part:

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Senator Colburn Reports From Annapolis (This Week)

ANNAPOLIS – Senator Richard F. Colburn (R. Eastern Shore) reported on events that are taking place in Annapolis. Senator Colburn stated, “This week marks the 45th day or the half-way point of the Maryland General Assembly Session. Most legislation for the 2014 Session has been introduced – about 2,535 bills (around 1,065 Senate Bills and almost 1,470 House Bills). On Monday, February 17th, the Senate Finance Committee met before an overflow of crowds testifying for and against a series of minimum wage bills. Governor O’Malley is using his final legislative session to push a bill that would call for increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016. The bill also increases minimum wages for tipped employees from 50 percent to 70 percent of their wage. He believes it will strengthen the middle class and cause widespread economic growth.

During Monday’s hearing, legislators heard details of conflicting studies of how an increase would affect Maryland businesses. Several bills have been filed in the General Assembly with different provisions to raise the state’s minimum wage.

None Of The Top 10 Biggest Political Donors Are Republican

The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.

CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.

None of the heavy hitters in the top 10 were Republican (three organizations in the top 10 were on the fence). A Republican-leaning organization did not make an appearance on the list until number 17.

Here are the top ten biggest political donors:

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This ‘B.S. of A.’ Comedy Sketch Mocking The Mainstream Media Really Isn’t As Far From Reality As You Might Expect

Buck Sexton is a man of many talents.

He’s briefed a U.S. President in the Oval Office (twice).
He worked for the CIA as an analyst and was deployed overseas many times.
This past summer he was in Syria, Jordan and Egypt as all hell was breaking loose in the region.
Buck was a terror analyst for the NYPD and worked with the team that solved the Times Square bombing case.
He’s TheBlaze’s National Security Editor, a co-host of Real News, and hosts a popular weekend show on TheBlaze Radio.
And he’s probably the one Blaze employee who knows more about firearms than anyone in NYC, Texas or D.C.
So, what is Buck Sexton doing in a sketch on Saturday night’s episode of “The B.S. of A.?”

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Your Laugh For The Day!

Best ever description of Obama care!

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said:

We have to pass it, to find out what's in it."

A physician called into a radio show and said:

"That's the definition of a stool sample".

That pretty well sums it up.

Former States Attorney Disbarred: John Mark McDonald

Breaking news:
Former States Attorney Disbarred:; John Mark McDonald


By ANGELA PRICE baytimes@kibaytimes.com

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred John Mark McDonald, former Queen Anne's County Deputy State's Attorney, in a reported Feb. 21 opinion, "in order to protect the public, maintain the public's confidence in the legal profession, and deter similar misconduct by public officials in the future."

The summary of the case states McDonald "due to his infatuation with a co-worker, used his position while in office to enter nolle prosequi dispositions for five traffic citations as personal favors to the co-worker, facilitated the co-worker taking leave to which she was not entitled, interfered with a criminal prosecution of the co-worker for embezzling funds from the State's Attorney's Office, and deleted protectively emails from the co-worker's former work computer after her termination."

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