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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Personal FBI Flights For Holder And Other Justice Officials Went Unreported

The agency that tracks federal travel did not report hundreds of expensive personal trips aboard government planes for senior Justice Department officials including Attorney General Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a watchdog report.

Congress’s nonpartisan Government Accountability Office determined that the 395 flights cost taxpayers $7.8 million. But the General Services Administration, which oversees such trips, did not require documentation because of a GSA reporting exemption that covers intelligence agencies, even in cases of unclassified personal travel.

The GSA exemption contradicts decades-old executive-branch requirements, specifically guidelines established by President Bill Clinton and the Office of Management and Budget, according to the report. The report said GSA “has not provided a basis for deviating from executive branch requirements.”
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US Condemned For Pre-Emptive Use Of Hillary Clinton

"...under no circumstance is there ever a justification of the pre-emptive deployment if Hillary Clinton anywhere by any country..."

"Intelligence reports have indicated that Pakistan is developing its own Hillary Clinton... Anita Alvi - a stiff humorless representative could be ready to use against a major US city soon."

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Obama: Democrats Get ‘Clobbered’ In Midterms

President Obama expressed concern Thursday about his party’s prospects in midterm elections, when traditionally Democratic voting blocs are less likely to head to the polls than during presidential contests.

“In midterms we get clobbered – either because we don’t think it’s important or we’ve become so discouraged about what’s happening in Washington that we think it’s not worth our while,” Obama said at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising dinner in Miami, according to a White House transcript of his remarks.

“The challenge is that our politics in Washington have become so toxic that people just lose faith and finally they just say: ‘You know what? I’m not interested, I’m not going to bother, I’m not going to vote,’” Obama added.

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Rand Paul Addresses Packed House at Berkeley

BERKELEY, CA -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) received a warm welcome from a packed audience at the University of California-Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon, as he addressed the Berkeley Forum at International House.

Paul's message of investigating and restraining the Central Intelligence Agency and other security arms of the federal government went down well on a campus that was the core of the anti-war movement in the Vietnam era. Yet there were quite a few conservative Republicans in the audience as well, on hand to hear one of their party's new leaders--and, many expect, a likely contender for the presidential nomination in 2016.

"Maybe," Paul said, when asked by the moderator whether he would run for president.

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JUDGE RULES ON OBAMA ELIGIBILITY

One of the last remaining court battles over Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility has gone down in flames in a 7-2 decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to render “no opinion.”

However, the dissenting minority of Justice Tom Parker and Chief Justice Roy Moore concluded the case has serious constitutional significance, warranting an investigation of the qualifications of 2012 presidential candidates by Alabama’s secretary of state.

Moore wrote in his dissent that the circuit court should have granted the plaintiffs’ request to order the state secretary of state “to implement the natural-born-citizen requirement of the presidential-qualifications clause in future elections.”

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Doctors Work to Diagnose Measles Outbreaks

Measles, a highly contagious and dangerous virus, was thought to have been eradicated from the U.S. with vaccines -- but in recent years outbreaks have been occurring at an alarming rate.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports there was an average of 83 measles cases annually from 2001 to 2011, however for 2014 there have already been 79 cases reported. This is the second year in a row with an increased number of measles cases, in 2013 there were 189 cases of measles reported.

The increase has left health officials and health care centers working to keep infected patients contained and separate from vulnerable populations as they seek treatment.

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Florida House Adds Warning Shot Allowance to 'Stand Your Ground'

On March 20th the Florida House passed warning shot legislation 93-24.

This would allow citizens under attack to fire a warning shot instead of retreating and instead of shooting the attacker immediately.

According to Bradenton.com, bill sponsor Neil Combee (R-Auburndale) said he pushed this bill for the sake of Marissa Alexander.

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Beijing Hotel Staff Already Reportedly ‘Fed Up’ With Michelle Obama’s Entourage: ‘We Can’t Wait for This to Be Over’

First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother and two daughters have reportedly already outstayed their welcome with some of the staff at a $8,350-per-night presidential suite in Beijing. They arrived on Thursday.

A “well-placed” staffer at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel told the Daily Mail that the Obama women have inconvenienced “pretty much everyone” while the first lady’s mother, Marian Robinson, has been “barking at the staff” since she arrived.

“We can’t wait for this to be over, to tell you the truth,” the staffer said. “We entertain many important people here, but this has been, I think, very different.”

Now the hotel workers are about “fed up.”
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A Letter To The Editor: Our Hospitals---Are you Admitted or Under Observation???

Should you be taken to the hospital & told you have to stay over night----before you sign in Know the difference between the wording of "Admitted" vs "Under Observation" before signing anything.

I had received a mail pertaining to this about a week ago stating Insurance Company would not be covering expenses IF Hospital papers state---- "Under Observation. "

Now this has happened to someone I know locally. This person was taken to the hospital ER for seizures. They stayed there for 3 days having various test done. They have ample Health Ins. plus Medicare.

Now the family finds ---she wasn't ADMITTED , although staying there 3 days, but rather------" UNDER OBSERVATION. It's their
understanding they will now have to pay for those 3 days in the hospital !!

Wondering if this has happened to anyone else ?

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Is Homework Making Your Child Sick?

New research shows that some students are doing more than three hours of homework a night -- and that all that school work may be literally making them sick.

It may be tempting to dismiss this latest research, conducted in upper-middle-class areas, as yet another manifestation of the eccentricities of the affluent. This is, after all, the same demographic that recently brought us eye-roll-inducing news stories about $250-an-hour tutors who drill preschoolers on their ABCs and 1-2-3s.

Could it be that a few short years later those same tots have graduated to marathon homework sessions?
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NYT: ADMINISTRATION SPENDS $17 MILLION A MONTH ADVERTISING OBAMACARE

The New York Times reports that between January and March of this year, the Obama Administration is and will spend $17 million a month advertising for ObamaCare.

From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said. Conservative opponents of the law have concentrated their spending on ads focusing on Democratic candidates and sowing doubts about the viability of the law.

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Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood Award Honoring Eugenicist

Next week, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America will present House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with the Margaret Sanger Award. The award is the group’s “highest honor” and is named for a woman who believed in breeding better humans through eugenics.

Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading abortion provider, having performed 327,166 of the procedures in 2012, according to its latest annual report.

Pelosi, a Catholic, will receive the Margaret Sanger Award at the PPFA’s annual gala in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 27. She is being honored, according to PPFA, because of her “leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement over the course of her career.”
 
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The Cheapest Places To Rent An Apartment In The US

If you're currently living in a place where the rent is too damn high, we may have just found your next neighborhood.

According to apartment-finding website Apartment Guide, the Florence – Muscle Shoals area of Alabama, home of the University of North Alabama, has the cheapest rent in the country.

Apartment Guide tracked the average cheapest rent price for every apartment community in the U.S. on February 15 and found the median price for each area, meaning it took the price of each apartment community's least expensive floor plan and averaged them for each Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA).

These 10 cities made the list, with median monthly rents for apartments in the areas:

1. Florence – Muscle Shoals, AL ($395)

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Louisiana Bans Use Of Welfare Benefits For Tattoos, Lingerie, Jewelry

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials.

The Department of Children and Family Services announced the emergency regulations late Thursday. They cover the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program — commonly known as welfare benefits — and the Kinship Care Subsidy Program.

Both programs pay cash assistance to low-income families for items like food, clothing and housing.

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Brazilian inventors bring free energy device to market

Two Brazilian inventors, Nilson Barbosa and Cleriston Leal, claim to have invented a free energy device and are now selling this device to the public in the Brazilian city of Imperatriz, Maranhão. The device is called the Earth Electron Captor Generator, or “GERADOR CAPTOR DE ELÉTRONS DA TERRA” in Portuguese.

They are presently only offering the device to people who live in the city of Imperatriz. However, they are working to license production with several manufacturing firms that will allow for online sales. Their website says they will update their page with distributor information when it becomes available.

The device requires a small amount of initial input power to initiate the movement of a sensor, which then produces over-unity power. The device is small, which means it can be used to power vehicles, homes, and businesses. The site claims the input power needed to run it is around 2% of its output power.

They have several sizes of the generator. The smallest prototype they built is capable of generating 12.1 kw of power, with a load of 6000 watts, using only 21 watts input energy. The prototype unit weighs 1.5 kg measuring 20x30x15 cm. The average home needs around 15 kw of power.

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News you won't be hearing about Michelle Obama's China junket

Evidently the White House realizes that Michelle Obama’s expensive and luxurious family junket to China, accompanied by her mother and daughters, looks like a colossal waste of taxpayer money. That’s the logical explanation for unusual restrictions on media access. No reporters are accompanying her. Even the Obama sycophants at the New York Times are noticing:

"Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends. She and her entourage paid for their lodging and entertainment. But the security cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and the trip was criticized as lavish.

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Obama ladies touch down in China amid taxpayer uproar

The Obama ladies are in the house — the house of China, that is.

First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what’s being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill.

Mrs. Obama is supposed to use her visit for soft diplomacy only, and shy from the more controversial topics that plague U.S.-China relations, namely human rights and economics. No reporters accompanied the family on the trip.

“The nature of her visit is really quite different,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters ahead of the trip. “What the first lady really brings is the power of her own story, the power of American values.”

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Ocean City Officials Pledge Coastal Highway Safety Improvements

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City officials are spending $80,000 to improve safety along Coastal Highway.

The money will pay for a new crossing signal at 54th Street, which is where two years a person was killed trying to cross the busy highway.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro is taking care of the enforcement and trying to educate you to stay alert, even on vacation.

“We call it the three Es: education, enforcement and engineering and we're well on our way,” he said.

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Prove it: Court rules states can make voters prove citizenship

Election commission can’t stop voter ID laws

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship and the federal Election Assistance Commission cannot block them.

The ruling is a boost for states’ rights and marks a setback for President Obama and other liberals who fought stiffer voter ID checks with an argument that they reduce voter turnout.

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Scott Wagner's presumed win a historic first

Update: Politicos and election officials are confirming Republican Scott Wagner's apparent victory in the 28th Senate as the first time a write-in candidate has won an election for state Senate in Pennsylvania.

Only about 22,300 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's special election, for a turnout of 13.6 percent, according to unofficial numbers from the county's elections office.

Here's The York Dispatch's coverage of the historic win:

In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who has made a point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate.

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Giraffe 'Kisses' Goodbye Dying Zoo Worker In Touching Photograph

A touching moment between a zoo worker and one of his favorite animals has gone viral.

According to a report by Dutch News, 54-year-old Mario, who worked for the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for many years, was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. But before he died, he had one wish: to say goodbye to the animals he cared for.

Thanks to a Dutch organization called the Ambulance Wish Foundation, Mario was transported from his hospital to the zoo and wheeled around the giraffe enclosure. That’s when one of the giraffes came up to Mario to give him a kiss goodbye.

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Christians Being Ritually Murdered in Muslim Slaughterhouses

A word of warning before we begin. This article contains some pretty disturbing information about what Muslim fascists are doing to non-Muslims (especially Christians) in the Islamic world. The article also contains links to other articles where you will find equally disturbing information and horrific videos detailing what mainstream Islam is doing to Christians all over the world.

Walid Shoebat is a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestinian Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity, and has since uncovered for the world the brutality of Islam. He and his son Theodore Shoebat have done incredible work bringing to light the evil and violence being committed by Islam against Christians and other non-Muslims all over the Islamic world. Not long ago they released video that uncovered ritual human sacrifice being committed in by Islamic militants in the war torn country of Syria.

Now, he and his son have found even more disturbing evidence of the evil of fascist Islam.

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Obama Local Interview Questions Limited By Countdown Clock, Reporters Told To Stand

MILLER: Obamacare is a Trojan horse for government-run health care starting in 2015

Marco Rubio predicts liberals will push everyone onto single-payer Medicare

President Obama promised that we could keep our health care plans and our doctors, but he knew that was a lie. He pretended Obamacare was the endgame. That was also false.

Mr. Obama’s objective has always been to entrench the doomed law into our lives so that it would lead to a government takeover of the whole health care system. This maniacal plan is working.

In advance of the March 31 deadline for individuals to enroll, the White House touted this week that 5 million people had signed up for Obamacare.

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Senators Could Combine Marijuana Bills

Sen. Bobby Zirkin says a Senate committee could combine two marijuana bills.

The Baltimore County Democrat believes a measure decriminalizing small amounts could be added to a medical marijuana bill that already has passed the House of Delegates.

The House has passed the medical marijuana bill, but the Senate's decriminalization bill is lingering in the House Judiciary Committee where it died last year. That committee has scheduled a hearing on the Senate bill for April 1.

Zirkin says lawmakers won't "trade commitments," and he prefers for the bills to remain separate. But he thinks it would be inappropriate to pass one and not the other.
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Some state pensions in dire straits

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't waste an opportunity to raise the specter of Detroit when talking about his state's finances.

Christie, a Republican, has included a $2.25 billion payment to New Jersey's public pension system in 2015, the highest in the state's history and more than his predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, allocated in his entire four-year term. But it does little to narrow the gap left by years of poor accounting, deferred payments and, according to Christie, ignorance of state leaders.

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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 8-22-14

GHOST FROM THE PAST

The recent discovery in an old Maryland Manual of 1930 is almost like reading from a diary. Although most of the text is not something you would read as a novel, it does have some interesting facts and figures. Along with the general information is the hand written notations by a former member of the Maryland State Police.

The officer’s name was C. E. Minnick and he joined the force on July 15, 1930. After joining the force and given the rank of Officer, he achieved the rank of Officer 1/C on January 18, 1931.

After serving at the Randallstown Barrack “G” for a time, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. From there he went to Barrack “F”, which is in Northeast, MD. From there he was transferred to Barrack “E” in Salisbury where he attained the rank of Sergeant, and then the Commander of Barrack “E”. He was also the driving instructor to the students at Wicomico High School. He served in this capacity until 1942 when he went to the StatePolice Training School in Pikesville as an instructor. According to his notes in the Manual, he was placed on pension on May 15, 1944.

According to the information in the book, all of the State Police rode motorcycles. The total force at that time was 50, including such positions as “sergeant mechanic” and “supply sergeant”. In 1930, the starting pay was as follows: Private $100.00/month, 1st Class $107.50/month, Corporal $115.00/month and Sergeant $122.50/month. In 1932, salaries were cut 11% from these meager numbers.

It has been 70 years since C. E. Minnick was Barrack Commander here inSalisbury, but his notations in an obsolete manual have left us with a look into the past. And for that, I thank him.

New Details In City Officer Arrested For Having Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl

Court papers released Friday from the Howard County State's Attorney's Office say a 14-year-old girl told Maryland State Police that she was used by a 'pimp' as a prostitute and that one of her 'johns' was a police officer that lived in Howard County.

Wednesday, police arrested Charless William Hagee, 44, of the 8800-block of Goose Landing Circle, for having sex with the girl on three separate occasions between January and May of 2013.

He was charged with third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses and sexual solicitation of a minor, according to Howard County Police.

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Obama: Democrats 'get clobbered' in midterm elections

At a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, President Obama admitted that his party performs poorly inmidterm elections.

"[I]n midterms we get clobbered — either because we don’t think it’s important or we’ve become so discouraged about what’s happening in Washington that we think it’s not worth our while," he said Thursday evening.

Obama pointed out that more young people, women, blacks, and Hispanics voted in presidential elections, which was "a more representative cross-section of America."

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Obamacare Architect Emanuel: Most Employers Will Drop Health Coverage

One of the designers of Obamacare is predicting in his new book that what the Obama administration fears most — that companies will begin to drop insurance coverage for employees at a greater rate — is about to materialize.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Health Care Act, predicts there will be a shift soon with large, national companies breaking the mold and ceasing to offer employees coverage, according to The New York Times.

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Obamacare a winning issue for Democrats, Pelosi says

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Thursday that Obamacare will be a winning issue for her party in congressional elections this year, despite a high-profile loss in Florida and hang-wringing among her fellow Democrats.

Marking Sunday’s upcoming fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s passage, Mrs. Pelosi doubled down on the overhaul and attacked conservative critics whom she said were paying for false ads tarnishing the law.

“I believe it’s a winner,” the California Democrat said.

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Grant Helvey Campaign Announcement


Friends of Grant Helvey cordially invite you to attend:

Grant Helvey For County Commissioner

Campaign Announcement Celebration

Sunday - March 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Ocean Pines Community Center

235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines

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IRS Tax Migration

For many years now the IRS has been tracking the migration of American and their income across state and county lines. Every year the produces a detailed report on the tax migration of American, showing the number of people and income that moved.

How Money Walks maps this great migration of American income and raises important questions about American tax policy and how it profoundly affects growth and development in our country:
Why did so much wealth walk? Did people vote with their feet?
Did money walk because the opportunity to keep more personal income talked?
How does taxing personal income affect economic growth?
Which states "won" which states "lost" and why?

These questions are explored in How Money Walks through unimpeachable IRS data mapped by state and metropolitan area. And the answers suggest a simple correlation: the key to accumulating working wealth for any state is a pro-growth tax policy, and that means not taxing personal income.

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50 States of Obamacare Victims