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Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill


It can be bought on the Internet in flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—and just a teaspoon could kill a child: The New York Timestakes a look at liquid nicotine, the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes, which it describes as a "powerful neurotoxin ... far more dangerous than tobacco." And with good reason: Reports of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings rose 300% from 2012 to 1,351 cases last year, with 2014's figure expected to be double that.

The victims, many children under the age of four, can experience vomiting and seizures after being exposed to even a modest amount orally or through the skin.

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The Maryland State Police Has Enacted The Snow Emergency Plan for Worcester County.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office
The Maryland State Police has enacted the Snow Emergency Plan for Worcester County. This plan means that any disabled vehicles will be removed from roadways immediately and that vehicles must utilize snow tire chains, or have a vehicle equipped with snow rated tires(must tires are now rated for snow). In other words if you don't need to go out, stay indoors and allow the Highway crews to do the difficult job of clearing the roadways. Most of this county is seeing 4-6 inches with snow still falling and with roadways getting colder, the potential for icing over bridges and roads increase. If you have to leave for work, please let your loved one know you have arrived. Allow extra time getting to work. The commute to work will be slow going tomorrow for some of us. At this time, no word on Schools.

BREAKING NEWS: 10 more deaths confirmed in Washington mudslide

Ten more deaths have been confirmed in massive Washington mudslide, bringing total to 24, officials say.

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Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

Leaked documents reveal plan to counter online dissent during martial law

Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska.

The document again underscores the federal government’s obsession with characterizing libertarians and conservatives as some kind of extremist radical threat.

The document (PDF) was leaked by an individual affiliated with Stewart Rhodes’ Oathkeepers organization and passed on to Infowars. It is entitled National Exercise Program – Capstone Exercise 2014 – Scenario Ground Truth.

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama administration to extend health care enrollment

The Obama administration will grant extra time to Americans who say they are unable to enroll in health care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the deadline set for the end of March, Fox News confirms.

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Abandoned 27 Years Ago, 'Burger King Baby' Finds Mom

Less than three weeks after a plea for her birth mother to come forward blazed through media outlets across the globe, Katheryn Deprill has met the woman who abandoned her 27 years ago in an Allentown Burger King.

Deprill, known internationally as the "Burger King Baby," got a lifetime of questions answered when she met her mother Monday. It was the first time the two had contact since the mother, who has remained in the Lehigh Valley, left Deprill at the South Fourth Street restaurant on Sept. 15, 1986.

"Oh my God, I'm so excited!" Deprill said Tuesday. "I have literally not wiped the smile off my face. I never in a million years thought I'd find her."

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Press Release: State Board Sets Process for School Calendar Waivers

The Maryland State Board of Education today voted to allow local school systems to apply for waivers of up to five days from the 180-instructional day requirement, and authorized the State Superintendent to make the waiver decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Board members also authorized up to two-day waivers from the 170-instructional days required by nonpublic schools in the State.

“Students need time in class to succeed, and we take Maryland’s instructional day requirement very seriously,” said Dr. Charlene Dukes, president of the Maryland State Board of Education. “At the same time, this has been a very unusual winter, and it requires us to take unusual steps.”

No timetable has been set for decisions on the waiver requests. Fifteen school systems have already requested waivers, and others may do so in the coming weeks.

Maryland residents – and Maryland school systems in particular – have been working through a very active winter, with all 24 school systems exceeding the number of inclement weather days that had been built into their calendars. Garrett County, in far western Maryland, has been closed 20 days, while Allegany County has been closed for 16 days.

The Maryland State Board had already allowed school systems to open classrooms on holidays to make up for some of the lost instructional time. Six systems opened on President’s Day and, thus far, five have made the request to open on the Monday after Easter.

The State Board’s action is not unprecedented. In calendar year 2009-2010, Maryland also trudged through a harsh winter. The State Board authorized the State Superintendent to waive up to five instructional days in that instance.

Be Here Bright And Early Tomorrow Morning!

Not only are we completely loaded with articles tomorrow, I will be delivering a few articles in the early morning that will blow you away. I'll simply say this. Norm Conway, Jim Mathias and Rick Pollitt are NOT going to be happy campers tomorrow. 

REPORT: TOP GOP AIDE IN CHARGE OF BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION FORMS BUSINESS WITH CLINTONINSTAS

One of the top Republican congressional staffers on the Benghazi investigation founded a consulting firm comprised of numerous former Clinton aides and a former CIA director accused of lying to Congress about the attack, Fox News reported Monday.

J. Michael Allen is the founder and managing director of Beacon Global Strategies. He previously served as the staff director for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by GOP Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan and perhaps the most important panel investigating Benghazi.

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On Gloria Steinem's Birthday, Comments That Will Shock Today's Young Women

Liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem turns 80 today. She once said that “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

Yet for all her talk about equality and rights, one right she worked diligently to deny millions of both sexes was the right to be born and celebrate birthdays of their own. Once again, in her view, a “woman’s right” trumped the rights of another—in this case, an unborn child.

The fact the Supreme Court is hearing a case today about employers being forced to include abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans—even if it violates an employer’s conscience—is in many respects a testament to the work of Steinem and others. It’s a good example of how the “equal rights” she championed result in stepping on the rights of others.

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Obamacare Turns 4, Just 1.4% of Uninsured Americans Covered

Four years of Obamacare have produced health insurance for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.

According to CNBC, of the 5 million people the Obama administration claims have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As theWashington Post notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare–whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured–has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.

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Washington Monument To Reopen May 12 After Repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

The park service says the remaining scaffolding around the monument will begin to come down this week.

Park officials say tours will begin May 12 at 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for tours May 13 and beyond can be reserved online beginning April 16.

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Troopers Investigating a Fatal Crash North of Milton

Location: Coastal Highway (SR1) southbound at Clifton Road, Milton, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday March 25, 2014 at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Joseph D. Waples, 49, Ellendale, DE
Vehicle #1: 2007 Freightliner Bobtail (no trailer attached)

Operator #2: Margaret M. Clift, 72, Lewes, DE
Vehicle #2: 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Passenger: James C. Clift, 73, Lewes, DE

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Milton, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Route 1 north of Milton.

The incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon as Joseph D. Waples was operating a 2007 Freightliner Bobtail truck tractor westbound from Truitt Road crossing over Coastal Highway (SR1) and continuing westbound on Clifton Road. The truck tractor crossed the northbound lanes of SR1 and entered the center cross-over where it came to a stop at the stop sign. The truck then continued into the southbound lanes of Rt 1 and into the path of a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country being operated by Margaret M. Clift. The Chrysler, which was traveling southbound in the right lane, then struck the right rear tandem tires of the truck causing it to rotate clockwise and come to a stop in the intersection. The truck continued westbound and rotated approximately 180 degrees before coming to a stop in the eastbound lanes of Clifton Road.

Margaret M. Clift, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital by EMS were she was later pronounced dead. Her husband, James C. Clift who was also properly restrained was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Joseph Waples was properly restrained and was uninjured in the crash.

Congress Mulls Licensing Speech?

Schumer: Senate has votes for media shield law ... A supporter of a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources said Friday the measure has the backing of the Obama administration and the support of enough senators to move ahead this year. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, spoke optimistically about prospects for the measure, identifying five Republicans who would join with Democrats and independents on a bill that he said would address a constitutional oversight. While the first amendment protects freedom of the press, "there is no first amendment right for gathering information," Schumer said at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets Conference on the press, government and national security. – AP

Dominant Social Theme: Some free speech is supposed to be more protected than others.

Free-Market Analysis: If it weren't tough enough to distinguish fact from propaganda, the US government is surely getting ready to hand out licenses to "approved" reporting facilities ... sooner or later anyway.

Of course, that's not how it's being reported by these same facilities. They're explaining that it is a "bill" that will address "gathering information." See the above excerpt from the AP for Schumer's eloquent perspective.

The US Constitution – despite its many apparent loopholes – flatly ascertains what the Congress can do to restrict free speech: Nothing. But that particular perspective was contradicted long ago by a series of laws aimed at legislating against "commercial speech" and even against speech that metaphorically shouted "fire" in a crowded cinema.

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Girl, 9, Barred From School For Shaving Head To Support Friend With Cancer

A 9-year-old Colorado girl was kept out of school on Monday after shaving her head to support a friend battling cancer.

KDVR.com reports that officials at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction told the student, Kamryn, she couldn't come back to class without a wig or until her natural hair grew back because her shaved head violates the school's dress code.

With her parents' approval, Kamryn shaved her head in support of her friend, 11-year-old Delaney, who is battling neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, and recently started chemotherapy.

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The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

In case you hadn’t noticed, the DC political class is lining up against U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Indeed, the left and right wings of what might be called the Beltway Party have jointly decided that Paul is unacceptable: He and his liberty-minded, live-and-let-live constitutionalist views are a threat to both of those wings.

That is, the establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars.

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Tow Truck Operators Bid To Expand State's 'Move Over' Law

When your car is disabled and you're stranded on the side of the road, they are the ones who come to your aid.

But when Jamie Mertz answered such a call for a flat tire a few weeks ago, she was reminded of the risks involved in working a precious few feet from passing vehicles.

"[I] got out, got information, changed the tire, went back, put my items in the tool box, got in the truck and about 30 seconds later, I got hit," recalled Mertz.
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"Obama Is My Co-Pilot" Reminds Me Of Obamacare


Update On Snow

Rain and sleet coming up from the south turns to snow as it reaches cooler temperatures here in Salisbury. 1-3 inches expected. High of 35 degrees tomorrow.

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

(Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offenses on Monday in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability.

Family members stood outside the courthouse screaming after the verdict, which defense lawyers called the biggest mass death sentence handed out in Egypt's modern history.

Turmoil has deepened since the army overthrew Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July. Security forces have killed hundreds of Brotherhood members in the streets and arrested thousands.

Human rights groups said Monday's verdict suggested the authorities intended to tighten their squeeze on the opposition. The U.S. State Department said it was shocked by the death sentences.

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Wicomico County School Closing Early For Some

Wicomico County Public Schools

Due to weather conditions, elementary and middle school students will be dismissed at 5 p.m. from the STARS MAST program, BMS STARS, and the Wicomico Middle WISE program.

Md. Board Of Education To Allow School Snow Day Waivers

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to allow school systems to request waivers for as many as five days of instruction that were lost to inclement weather this year, meaning that many school systems could avoid having to extend the school year.

The board voted to allow the State Superintendent of Schools, Lillian M. Lowery, to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the state’s 24 school systems will be allowed to forgo between one and five days of the year’s required 180 school days. The requests, if granted, could reduce the number of days districts need to tack on to the end of the year — or reclaim from scheduled vacations — to meet the state’s required minimum amount of class.

Some districts, including Montgomery County, already have submitted requests for waivers asking that they be allowed to do away with make-up days that could otherwise extend school into another week of June. Montgomery County has closed school 10 times as a result of snow and cold and had just four days built into the regular schedule. 

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GOVERNOR O’MALLEY URGES FULL FUNDING OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND

Annapolis, Md. -- Governor Martin O’Malley became the first governor in the nation to express support for the National Housing Trust Fund and to request that the Trust receive full funding. The Governor is joining Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin; and thirty-one additional U.S. Senators who have asked the new Federal Housing Finance Agency Director, Mel Watt, to start requiring that these contributions begin immediately to the National Housing Trust Fund. The O’Malley-Brown Administration is committed to ensuring decent, affordable housing for all Marylanders, and having the partnership of the federal government is critical to strengthening our efforts at the state level.

In 2012, Governor O’Malley launched the Rental Housing Works (RHW) initiative to support jobs and provide much-needed affordable rental housing for Maryland’s hardworking families, including seniors and individuals with special needs. The RHW initiative has provided funding for the preservation and construction of over 2800 units of affordable housing and supported over 3700 jobs. The $24 million in the Governor’s FY 15 budget is expected to add to those totals by preserving and building over 1,800 units and supporting 2,500 jobs.

WCSO Most Wanted 3-25-14

Marvin Thomas Walker
• Black Male, 5’07” 180 lbs
• DOB 10/30/1972 41 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Walker’s last known address was Delmar MD
• Walker may also use the first name Melvin
• Walker is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued in February 2014 for Theft $1000 to $10000, Theft Scheme and Theft Conspiracy
• And on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in March 2014 for Violation of Probation on the charge of CDS Obtain by Fraud
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
• Walker should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and has history of DRUG ABUSE
• The state will extradite him from DE and VA



 Jason Lee Vance
• White Male, 5’10” 200 lbs
• DOB 10/27/1983 30 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Vance’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Vance is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued in February 2014 for Burglary 1st and 4th degree, and Theft $1000 to $10000


 Louise Katima Lector
• Black Female, 5’03” 115 lbs
• DOB 03/01/1990 24 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Lector’s last known address was Pocomoke City MD
• Lector is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in December 2013 on the charge of Assault 1st degree
• There is no preset bond, she must be brought before the court

Shane Lee Faucette
• White Male, 5’06” 125 lbs
• DOB 10/14/1986 27 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Faucette’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Faucette is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued in March 2014 for Theft $1000 to $10000, theft less $1000, and MDOP less $1000
• And on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear for sentencing in February 2014 on the charge of CDS Possession Not Marijuana, Marijuana, and Paraphernalia
• Faucette has history of DRUG ABUSE
 
Devon Adolph Cormack
• Black Male, 5’00” 160 lbs
• DOB 05/26/1986 27 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Cormack’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Cormack is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in November 2013 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charges of Assault 2nd, Dangerous Weapon Intent to Injure, Theft less $100, and MDOP under $500
• The preset bond is $20,000
• Cormack has history of being ARMED, of RESIST ARREST and DRUG ABUSE
• The state will extradite him from DE and VA 

Caseyana Marie Culotta
• White Female, 5’05” 160 lbs
• DOB 06/02/1990 23 years of age
• Brown hair, Hazel eyes
• Culotta’s last known address was Princess Anne MD
• Culotta is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on two District Court Bench Warrants, both issued in February 2014. One for Failure to Appear on charges of CDS Possession Not Marijuana and Paraphernalia, and DWI. The other for Violation of Probation on the charges of Theft $1000 to $10000 and theft less $1000
• There is no preset bond, she must be brought before the court
• Culotta has a history of DRUG ABUSE

Latinos Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

Latinos are “not at the table,” says Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. “We are not going to be able to enroll at the levels we should be enrolling at.”

That’s a loss both for Latinos who are trying to put down middle-class roots and for the Obama administration, experts say.
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Why Is Government Still Using Windows XP?

Vanderburgh County, Ind., with a population of just over 180,000, faces a bill between $500,000 and $1 million to upgrade its computer systems from Windows XP. The police department in Washington Township, N.J., faces $70,000 in upgrade costs. Over in Monroe Township, the police department there is looking at upgrade costs in the vicinity of $100,000. That’s a lot of money for small counties and municipalities still trying to crawl out from under years of fiscal hardships.

On April 8 – one week before the annual tax filing deadline – Microsoft will no longer support its long-running operating system (OS) known as Windows XP. What that means is that Microsoft will stop all technical support for the software, including updates and security patches. Windows XP has been running since 2001, and has become the workhorse operating system for major enterprises, including all levels of government. Today, nearly 30 percent of the computers in the world still run XP, including 95 percent of the world’s automatic teller machines, according to NCR Corp. Nobody knows how many computers in government still rely on XP, but the fear is that far too many will still be using it when the deadline passes.

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DSP S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offender

Location: Laurel, Delaware

Suspects and Charges:

Richard L. O’Neal, 27, Laurel, DE (Tier 2 Sex Offender)
White male, 5'09” tall, 185 lbs., red hair and green eyes
Failure to Re-Register Address
Two Capiases out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas

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Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for a Laurel sex offender after he failed to re-register his current address.

Investigators have obtained a warrant for Richard L. O’Neal who is a tier 2 registered sex offender after they learned he failed to re-register his address as required by law. O’Neal also has two capiases out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is asking anyone who may know the location of Richard O’Neal to call 302-672-5306 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

SFD Calls For Service 4-24-14

  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 23:07:14Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 22:20:22Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 21:51:01Nature: Odor InvestigationAddress: 210 Onley Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 21:15:55Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 20:43:24Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Monday March, 24 2014 @ 20:33:00Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 200 Civic Ave Salisbury, MD 21801

NEWS IN NUMBERS

$562,000

The cost (out of a total $1.2 million) of state equipment designed to keep polling stations in New York open after Superstorm Sandy that was never received, disposed of properly or recovered.
GOVERNING | MARCH 25, 2014

9

Percent of household electricity use in California that comes from the indoor growth of marijuana.
MOTHER JONES | MARCH 24, 2014

9.45 percent

Tennessee’s combined state and local sales tax rate, the highest in the United States.
BLOOMBERG NEWS | MARCH 21, 2014

YouTube Just Gave Government Agents "Super Flagging" Ability to Remove Videos and Channels

Black mob hits white girl in Face with brick

If the video does not embed, here is the link:

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Cardin Urges All To Sign Up For 'Affordable' Health Insurance As March 31 Deadline Nears

Health insurance for all is closer to reality than ever, if people will just get signed up, Sen. Ben Cardin said Monday, noting the date was the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

Less than a week remains until the March 31 deadline closes the current open enrollment period, he pointed out as he discussed the progress he sees in the nation's health care system under the Affordable Care Act. He urged people to sign up for insurance on their own or get help to do so before open enrollment ends.

“Today is a critically important day,” Cardin told a group assembled at the Asian American Center of Frederick.

The next open enrollment period starts in November, and anyone not signed up by March 31 may be subject to a penalty.
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Michelle Staying in $8,000 Beijing Suite

First Lady Michelle Obama is staying with her daughters and mother in an $8,000-per-night suite in Beijing, according to Chinese media.

The presidential suite at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang, where the First Family minus Barack are holed up, goes for 52,000 yuan, which translates to $8,350.

And oh yes, you’re paying. All of it. Michelle is classifying this as an official trip.

Here’s a look at the 3,445-square-foot suite – so you can see if you’re getting your money’s worth.

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New York Uses Toll Tags to Track Motorists

Race Baiter Extraordinaire Sharpton Complains About Sen. Paul’s ‘Cynical Use of Race’

On Thursday’s PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton was irritated that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dared to suggest that President Obama should be more concerned about NSA spying because of our country’s history of civil rights leaders being spied upon. Sharpton thundered, “[W]ho is Rand Paul to make this point? This is a cynical use of race from some on the right.”

It was “cynical,” according to Sharpton, because some Republicans have done the opposite of Paul and criticized Obama when he does talk about race. But who is Al Sharpton to accuse someone else of the cynical use of race? The reverend has built his career by relentlessly exploiting racial issues. [Video below. MP3 audio here.]

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Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Aflac

Yesterday we received a call from a Salisbury resident who had been raising two ducks on their property. Code & Compliance came to their home and told them they had 24 hours to remove the ducks or they would start fining them.

We were more than happy to take them in and it didn't take long at all before they were enjoying one of four ponds on the property. 

This morning I was walking my Grandson out to the bus when he said, can we call them Mr. & Mrs. Aflac, so it was done. As we were walking to the bus, two wild ducks flew into the pond and started chasing Mrs. Aflac. Mr. Aflac would have nothing of it and chased them away.

Who needs television when the wildlife can keep you entertained.

Committee Rejects Plan To Allow Raw Milk Sales

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A proposal to legalize raw milk sales in Maryland will have to wait until next year. The bill's sponsor has withdrawn it but plans to try again after Johns Hopkins University experts study the issue.

Del. James Hubbard's bill would have allowed cow-share programs, where a consumer buys part of a cow herd and receives unpasteurized milk.

Proponents say raw milk is more nutritious. But Maryland's Department of Legislative Services warned that Hubbard's bill might double the number of milk-borne disease outbreaks, up to as many as four a year.
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State Police Investigate Home Invasion near Seaford

Location: 23000 block of East Middlecord Circle, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Monday March 24, 2014 at approximately 10:05 p.m.

Victims:
54 year old female
29 year old female
28 year old male
25 year old female

Suspects:
Black male, 6’00” – 6’02” tall, average build wearing a black mask and all black clothing (no further physical or clothing description). Armed with unknown type handgun.
Black male, 5’08” – 5’11” tall, large build wearing a black mask and all black clothing (no further physical or clothing description). Armed with unknown type handgun.

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Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred east of Seaford last evening.

Troopers responded to the 23000 block of East Middlecord Circle around 10:05 p.m. Monday evening after a 9-1-1 call was placed from the residence stating two male subjects had just broken into the house. The investigation revealed both male subjects entered the unlocked front door to the home and confronted the four victims. The subjects pointed handguns at the victims and demanded drugs. The victims were unable to provide any drugs to the suspects who then fled the residence with two cell phones. None of the victims were injured in this incident.

Detectives have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that this was not a random act, and the victims were targeted in the home invasion.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective R. Mears at 302-856-5850 ext. 255 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Daily Times, "Delmarva Now" Keeps Falling Apart

SABLISBURY misspelled in their red header.
Preacher looks like he's "coming together".
We are "inding' leaders", whatever that means.
I was taught that kids are baby goats.

PUG FOUND


Joe, We have a lost pug found on Rewastico Rd

Hebron. My number is 410-430-3577

Smyrna School Students Being Sent Home Following Bomb Threats

10:30 a.m.: The Smyrna School District is canceling classes for the rest of today after two bomb threats were called in to the central office this morning.

District Superintendent Deborah Wicks says all schools have been evacuated; she says students who ride buses are being sent home by bus; students who do not ride buses are being held in a safe area of their school for parents to pick them up.

Police are on the scene investigating the threats.

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Weather Event Informational Bulletin

Wicomico County Emergency Services - DES
Weather Event Informational Bulletin

Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services

Weather Forecast National Weather Service

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED: THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE.

* HAZARDS: SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

Prince George’s Schools: Auditors Find Millions In Overpayments, Inefficiencies, Lack Of Controls March 25, 2014 At 12:16 Am

The Prince George’s County Public School System overpaid employees millions of dollars because of lax controls on payrolls and “sick-leave banks,” according to one of many repeat findings by legislative auditors.

The audit also found that hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment and expenses within the school system do not have proper oversight and safeguards. Among the findings: $200 million of equipment is not adequately protected against theft or loss by inventory tracking systems; regular physical inventory counts; and researching missing property.

And more than $100 million of bus transportation expenses are not adequately controlled because of unreliable routing software that isn’t fully used, as well as inefficient bus routes.

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Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania's State AG

Why did the AG drop a case that exposed Democratic corruption?

Prosecutors almost never go to war against each other. But in Pennsylvania, Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all had been caught accepting cash or Tiffany jewelry in exchange for votes or favors. Kane, who is white, has defended herself, saying that the investigation was badly managed and tainted by racism. She claims the criticism comes from what she calls the “Good Ol’ Boys Club.” Williams, who is African American, has shot back: “I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.”

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Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana is the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence's office says he signed a bill Monday pulling Indiana from the program. Legislators earlier approved the measure requiring the State Board of Education to draft new standards outlining what students should be learning in each grade rather than using the Common Core standards.

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Another Piece on Common Core

Schoolchildren's 'Psycho-Social Checklist' Asks First-Grader's 'Sexual Identity Issues'

The Golden Age of Crony Capitalism in Maryland: The Maryland Film Production Tax Credit

The Free State Press
ANNAPOLIS - The producers of House of Cards and their Lobbyist, Gerard Evans are at it once again. This year, they pulled out all of the stops and threw a party for members of the Maryland General Assembly at a wine bar in Annapolis.

The purpose of the party was to pitch a bill that increases the already huge taxpayer giveaway to the Netflix series. The drawing card of the bash was none other than Kevin Spacey.

No matter that Maryland’s tax revenues are written down by $238 million from a weakening economy. Governor O’Malley’s budget calls for raiding the State’s pension fund to pay for more spending. The Maryland Film Production Tax Credit proposes to increase taxpayer transfers to large companies that are not even located in Maryland.

Eric Holder & DoJ Spent Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars On Unreported Personal Travel

As the Attorney General of these United States, Eric Holder is the top legal advisor for the entire nation. As such, he has been in a position to help punish financial criminals and the mega-banks for the crimes they committed in the run-up to the financial crisis, and the egregious looting thereafter.

Despite his unique role, Eric Holder has spent the past five years taking absolutely zero action on any matter of national significance. In fact, his major claim to fame appears to be that he has solidified the creation of a group of untouchable criminals known as the “Too Big to Jail” class.

So what does Eric Holder do in his spare time, you know, when he isn’t coddling financial oligarchs and running firearms into Mexico?Apparently, according to a recent study from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, he likes to hop on government planes for personal trips at taxpayer expense. Serfs up suckers!

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MTA officer allegedly raped accident victim after bus crash

A MTA police officer has been charged with rape after a woman told investigators that he drove her home from the scene of an accident and then assaulted her.

The woman told Baltimore police that Maryland Transit Administration Officer Martez Johnson, 26, had given her a ride in his marked cruiser after an MTA bus hit her car about 3 a.m. March 13.

According to charging documents, Martez walked the woman to the front door of her home on North Duncan Street. As she closed the door, Johnson forced his way inside, then pushed her onto her couch and raped her, the documents said.

After he left, she called 911, police said.

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Three Who Made A War

The Spanish-American War was caused by three people: Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst. The war, which killed a number of Spaniards and Americans, including some prominent Harvard “Swells,” was based entirely on lies and machinations of these three men and served no purpose other than their personal needs. Princeton University historian Evan Thomas calls these three monsters The War Lovers.

Hearst needed a war to build his newspaper circulation. Roosevelt needed a war to sate his blood-lust and desire for military glory. Lodge needed a war to reinvigorate American manhood and to enlist American manhood in his “Large Policy” of American Empire. Between them, thanks to the ignorance and stupidity of the American people, they pulled it off.

Their adversary was Speaker of the House, Thomas Brackett Reed, “the Czar,” the most powerful politician in Washington. Reed, an honest and incorruptible politician, saw Lodge’s policy of “American exceptionalism” as naked imperialism that stood in total opposition and in great danger to American purposes. Reed saw Roosevelt’s war lust as a diversion of national purpose from the reconstruction of an economy that increasingly served a shrinking minority at the expense of the American people. But Hearst, Roosevelt, and Lodge made “peace” an epithet. The American people, whose gullibility is never-ending, were captivated by war-lust. Reed lost confidence in the American people whom he so well served. Reed could find no moral purpose in pushing the country toward war over nothing but fake news reports by “yellow journalism.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Maryland Immigration Case

FREDERICK, MD. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear a Frederick County immigration enforcement dispute.

The high court said Monday it won't hear the county's appeal of a ruling last August by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The dispute now goes back to U.S. District Court in Baltimore for further proceedings.

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DC Circuit Court to Decide Tuesday Whether Obama Administration Can Rewrite Laws

On Tuesday the a three judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing Halbig v. Sebelius, one of the more important legal challenges to ObamaCare's legally problematic implementation. What the plaintiffs are asking is pretty straightforward - they want the judges to direct the Obama Administration to faithfully execute the plain language of the statute that Congress passed and the president signed.

Via The Wall Street Journal:
The Affordable Care Act—at least the version that passed in 2010—instructed the states to establish insurance exchanges, and if they didn't the Health and Human Services Department was authorized to build federal exchanges. The law says that subsidies will be available only to people who enroll "through an Exchange established by the State." The question in Halbig is whether these taxpayer subsidies can be distributed through the federal exchanges, as the Administration insists.
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2 dead in shooting at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia

Authorities say two people were killed in a shooting late Monday at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. The base was briefly put on lockdown as a precaution and an investigation is ongoing.

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Incredible

Home video of the confrontation between police and James Boyd. (Source: KRQE)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Outrage has ignited over a helmet-cam video of officers fatally confronting a homeless man at his primitive campsite in the foothills. Video shows the man standing by his meager possessions, surrounded by rifle-toting officers who were citing him for illegally camping without government permission. Officers ultimately tossed a concussion grenade in his face, sicced an attack dog on him, and shot him to death with a flurry of gunfire.
Standoff

The incident took place on Sunday, March 16th. Police were tipped off about an unauthorized camper in the Sandia Foothills in the outskirts of Albuquerque. Officers came upon James M. Boyd, 38, who was evidently living at his campsite. The police chief confirmed that the man was sleeping when officers arrived.

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 3-25-14

During the day on March 20, 2014, a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to Worcester County District Court in Snow Hill, in reference to a reported violation of a protection order. The Deputy met with complainant who advised her ex-boyfriend John Scott Edwards 32 of Ocean City, had violated a court order protective order. Mr. Edwards fled the scene. Mr. Edwards was subsequently located in West Ocean City where he was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order Mr. Edwards was seen by a District Court Commissioner and was released on his personal recognizance.

On March 20, 2014 at 2039 hours Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff Office and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began an investigation of a report of and case of Child Abuse at a residence outside of Snow Hill, Maryland.

After an investigation Deputies made an arrest of Jermaine Ernest Schoolfield, 34 years old of Snow Hill Md. Mr. Schoolfield was charged with 2nd degree Assault, and reckless endangerment of two minors.

Mr. Schoolfield saw the District Court Commissioner and was held in the Worcester County Jail on a 75,000 dollar bond. The investigation is still ongoing at this time, for further charges.

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY TO HOLD GOVERNOR'S LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

ANNAPOLIS, MD In honor of Women's History Month, Governor Martin O'Malley will welcome thirty middle school-aged girls from across the state to participate in the Governor's Leadership Forum for Women and Girls. The girls selected to attend were nominated by school systems across the state and were selected because of their leadership skills, academic progress, and extracurricular actives.

During the forum, the girls will meet women in leadership positions from numerous fields to discuss career development, tour the State House, and learn more about how state government works. The day will begin at 10:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm in the State House.

A media availability will take place during opening remarks in the Governor's Reception Room at 10:30 am. Cameras will have the option to take B-roll and photographs.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to hold Governor's Leadership Forum for Women and Girls

WHEN: Today, March 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Governor's Reception Room, Annapolis, Maryland

Chesapeake Ghost Walks Win Heritage Award

Chesapeake Ghost Walks Win 2013 Heritage Award for Best New Heritage Initiative
Becomes the largest cluster of regional heritage walks in America

MARION STATION - Chesapeake Ghost Walks, a new company offering ghost tours on Delmarva will receive the Best New Heritage Initiative award for 2013 given by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council (LESHC) at their Annual Meeting on March 27th. The award recognizes new events or products begun in the previous year that educate the public by expanding understanding of the region’s rich heritage. Chesapeake Ghost Walks is a series of 12 separate walks through historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that tell the haunted history of that town and get visitors into the historic landscape, close to the buildings, learning about how that town was formed and who the town heroes and villains were … especially if said heroes and villains are still lurking around.

The walks were designed and crafted by Mindie Burgoyne, author of Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake. The book, now in its 6th printing has been so successful that the tours came at the request of readers who wanted more. Burgoyne began doing bus tours in 2010 but stopped because she didn’t enjoy them. In 2013 she decided to try a few ghost walks in towns she was familiar with thinking walks would be easier and more intimate. She started with ghost walks in Cambridge, Easton, Denton, Snow Hill and Crisfield, and every walk sold out within days of being announced. So she added St. Michaels, Berlin, Pocomoke, Princess Anne, Salisbury and finally Ocean City. At Halloween she does a special tour of her hometown, Marion Station listed as one of 6 ghost towns in Maryland according to ghost towns com. During the winter months when walking is less comfortable, she offers three bus tours that cover the rural areas not featured on the walks. There are 120 ghost walks scheduled for 2014.

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"QE Was A Massive Gift Intended To Boost Wealth", Fed President Admits

With Bernanke gone, the remaining Fed members knowing full well they will be crucified, metaphorically of course (if not literally) when it all inevitably comes crashing down, are finally at liberty with their words... and the truth is bleeding out courtesy of the president of the Dallas Fed, via Bloomberg.
FISHER SAYS QE WAS A MASSIVE GIFT INTENDED TO BOOST WEALTH

Which incidentally coincides with Bernanke's heartfelt "admission" that "my natural inclinations, even if it weren’t for the legal mandate, would be to try to help the average person." As long as helped to boost the wealth of the non-average billionaire., all is forgiven. "The result was there are still many people after the crisis who still feel that it was unfair that some companies got helped and small banks and small business and average families didn’t get direct help,” Bernanke said. “It’s a hard perception to break." The truth, as again revealed by Fisher, will not help with breaking that perception.

We wonder how President Obama, that crusader for fairness, equality and all time Russell 200,000 highs, will feel about that? In the meantime, just like the Herp, QE is the gift that keeps on giving.. and giving... and giving... to the 0.001%.

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