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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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The IPCC's Latest Report Deliberately Excludes And Misrepresents Important Climate Science

This week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its latest report, the “Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report.” Like its past reports, this one predicts apocalyptic consequences if mankind fails to give the UN the power to tax and regulate fossil fuels and subsidize and mandate the use of alternative fuels. But happily, an international group of scientists I have been privileged to work with has conducted an independent review of IPCC’s past and new reports, along with the climate science they deliberately exclude or misrepresent.

Our group, called the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), was founded in 2003 by a distinguished atmospheric physicist, S. Fred Singer, and has produced five hefty reports to date, the latest being released today (March 31).

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To The Fatty On The Track This Afternoon


NYC has country’s most segregated public schools: report

New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, UCLA researchers said Wednesday.

And within the state, New York City schools are among the most segregated.

Nearly 30 percent of the state’s public schools had minority enrollments of 90 percent or more, even though 51 percent of the state’s students were white in the 2010-2011 school year covered by the report.

In New York City, the percentage of white students dropped from 21.3 percent in 1989-90 to 14.5 percent in 2010-11, the researchers said.

In 19 of the city’s 32 community school districts, minorities comprised at least 90 percent of the student population.

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Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks, study shows

Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday.

By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour's sleep.

The not-so-subtle impact of moving the clock forward and backward was seen in a comparison of hospital admissions from a database of non-federal Michigan hospitals. It examined admissions before the start of daylight saving time and the Monday immediately after, for four consecutive years.

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GOP Hawks Worry Rand Paul Has Too Much Ron

Republican donors wary of his more noninterventionist foreign policy views are promising a countercampaign to keep the Kentucky Senator and Tea Party star from securing the nomination if he rises too high for their tastes
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is hard at work laying the groundwork for an almost certain presidential campaign in 2016, but as he broadens his support among libertarian and younger voters, there’s a budding countercampaign to take him down if he becomes a threat to actually win the nomination.

At the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, Paul was nowhere to be found, but his presence was felt in the form of a straw man — and frequent worry. Speaker after speaker, from former Florida governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, laid into Paul’s more isolationist views on foreign policy. They never mentioned the lawmaker by name, but the message came across loud and clear.

Deadline for 'Big Event' Community Signups Extended to Apr. 3

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University students unite to help the community during the 10th annual Big Event community cleanup day, sponsored by the Student Government Association Saturday, April 12.

During the community service project, some 600 SU students help campus neighbors with household chores such as raking leaves, cleaning attics and painting. Properties surrounding SU are eligible. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, April 3.

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Eminent domain often leaves broken communities behind

Weeds and rubble cover 90 acres along Long Island Sound. A room with cinder-block walls sits locked in an empty in Brooklyn basement. And a gleaming industrial palace has failed to bring jobs to the banks of Ohio's Mahoning River.

These are monuments to failed central planning. Eminent domain, state and local subsides, and federal-corporate partnerships have yielded these lifeless fruits, failing to deliver the rebirth, community benefits and jobs they promise — but succeeding in delivering profits to the companies that lobby for them.

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Disillusioned Hispanics Could Cost Dems in Midterm Elections

Latinos are increasingly disenchanted with President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration, worrying Democrats already vulnerable in this year’s midterm elections, according to The New York Times.

Since 2009, the Obama administration has deported about 396,000 immigrants each year, more than during the leadership of Republican President George W. Bush, who averaged 252,000 a year, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Navy Pressed To End Tobacco Sales At Sea

Sailors could be stuck at sea without being able to buy cigarettes if anti-smoking lawmakers get their way.

The Navy is under pressure to enact a ban on tobacco sales aboard Navy ships and at bases from Democratic senators who want the military out of the cigarette business.

A group of five Democratic senators sent Navy Secretary Ray Mabus a letter, released publicly on Monday, that urged him to follow through with the proposed ban under consideration by the service.

“We commend your efforts and hope that you will move forward with this initiative, which will renew emphasis on the health of our dedicated sailors and Marines as well as provide for increased combat readiness,” Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) wrote.
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"You have to be kidding me" Tow Truck Fail Original Video

Year Of The Faith Film: Movies That Tell Stories Of Religion Doing Well At The Box Office

Forget buddy flicks, slasher movies and rom-coms.

This year is shaping up to be the year of the faith film, as Hollywood releases a variety of religious-themed movies with hopes of attracting believers and appealing to secular audiences.

“This year, in a sense, is a test of the genre,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, which measures television and movie viewing statistics. “This year is going to decide, determine, the fate of the faith-based movie. I think it’s the last untapped genre to go mainstream.”
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Worst U.S. cities for spring allergies

(CNN) — If you’re cursing Mother Nature right now, we understand. The official start of spring was March 20, and yet signs of winter abound.

There’s snow on the ground in the North, and the South is being tossed between 40-degree and 70-degree weather like a pingpong ball.

Yet “even in the throes of what feels like a 2014 Ice Age, millions of Americans have begun showing up in doctors’ offices with the tell-tale signs of allergies,” the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says.

Fantastic.

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WCSO Press Release 4-1-14

Incident: WCSO Activity 31 March 2014

Location: Wicomico County
  • On 31 March 2014 at 2:19 PM a deputy arrested Charles Darnell Quailes Sr., 47 of Salisbury, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Quailes violated the terms of his probation following a conviction in an Assault 2nd Degree case. Quailes was detained without bond.
Quailes, Charles D
Quailes, Charles D

  • On 31 March 2014 at 10:30 PM a deputy arrested Irving Daniel Diggs, 35, of Salisbury, on a Circuit Court Arrest Warrant that was uncovered during a traffic stop. The warrant was issued in a CDS case. Diggs was detained without bond.
Diggs, Irving D
Diggs, Irving D

U.S. To Require Rearview Cameras In New Vehicles

The Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

The final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require new vehicles under 10,000 pounds and built beginning May 1, 2018, to meet the new rear-visibility standards. The rule includes buses and trucks; motorcycles and trailers are exempt.

The rearview cameras must give drivers a field of vision measuring at least 10 by 20 feet directly behind the vehicle.

The system must also meet other requirements, including dashboard image size, lighting conditions and display time.
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2014: A Brave New Dystopian "1984" World

While many have pointed out that the Middle-East/Far-East are drifting to a more "Orwellian" world and the West is a more "Huxleyan" environ, the merger of the two dystopias is seemingly growing each day. As The Guardian previously noted, Huxley's dystopia is a totalitarian society, ruled by a supposedly benevolent dictatorship whose subjects have been programmed to enjoy their subjugation through conditioning and the use of a narcotic drug - the rulers of Brave New World have solved the problem of making people love their servitude. On the Orwellian front, we are doing rather well – as the revelations of Edward Snowden have recently underlined. We have constructed an architecture of state surveillance that would make Orwell gasp.

The most striking parallel of course is that both men foresaw the future as totalitarian rather than democratic and free.

Both Big Brother’s world and the Brave New World are ruled by authoritarian elites of a basically socialist/communist nature, whose only real purpose is the maintenance of their own power and privileges.

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Some Navy Bases Prohibit Access For Delivery Drivers Convicted Of Felonies

An on-base shooting that left one sailor dead last week has prompted the Navy to begin prohibiting delivery drivers who have a felony conviction in the past 10 years from coming onto any of its bases from North Carolina to Maine, officials said Monday.

The Navy has said a civilian truck driver who was a convicted felon managed to get onto Naval Station Norfolk, walk onto a guided-missile destroyer and disarm one sailor and use her gun to shoot and kill another sailor who rushed to her defense.

Killed in the shooting was 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, of Hagerstown. Navy officials have said there's no indication the attack was planned or had any link to terrorism.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: New Criminal Evidence About To Be Released

Md. Police Seize Dozens Of Guns At Cecil Co. Home

Maryland State Police say troopers are investigating whether more than 50 guns seized at a Cecil County home were part of scheme to sell stolen goods.

The investigation began last week when an Elkton man reported three guns stolen from a locker in his home. Police say his daughter, 24-year-old Alyssa Schneider, has been charged with theft. Investigators say the guns were sold to 63-year-old Stephen Molitor for $500.
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New report details racial gap among US children

NEW YORK (AP) — In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Titled "Race for Results," the report is being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which for decades has worked to improve child well-being in the United States.

The foundation also produces annual "Kids Count" reports, with reams of state-specific data, but these generally have not focused on race. The new report tackles the topic head-on, with charts and ratings that convey dramatic racial discrepancies.

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Classical Liberalism and the Quest for World Peace

For almost a century, since the end of the First World War in 1918, mankind has been in search of international order and global peace through the political method of international organization. However, instead of peace among men, the last one hundred years has seen almost unending wars, great and small. Maybe it is because men have looked for peace from government rather than from a rebirth of the philosophy of individualism and classical liberalism.

Failed Attempts for World Peace

In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, the League of Nations was seen as the great hope for world peace and security. Its failure in the years between the two world wars (1919-1939) was taken as proof that a better and stronger organization was needed if yet a third world war was to be prevented.

Out of the ashes of World War II emerged the United Nations. Once again were heard the heralds proclaiming that world peace and security were in man's reach. And, once more, mankind's hopes were dashed during the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary

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Budget Negotiators Push Back Debate On Film Tax Credit

Lawmakers tasked with reconciling the House and Senate budgets have approved a first round of minor compromises. They are saving the toughest decisions for later this week.

Representatives of both chambers gave way Monday afternoon in budget areas where the other side objected to cuts.

For instance, the committee decided to keep intact grants offered by the Maryland Tourism Development Board and funds for the child care subsidy program.
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Falcon

I’ve received many remarkable nature photographs over the years but this photo of a nesting Falcon is perhaps the most remarkable Nature shot that I’ve ever seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Nature is truly breath-taking!

Tucson cop in riot gear brutally attacks innocent girl

In a YouTube video uncovered by the Arizona Daily Independent, Tucson police can be seen brutally pummeling a female student who was walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona.

The video was taken on Saturday. Tucson police had deployed in full, terrifying pseudo-military riot gear in case students and fans damaged any property after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller to the Wisconsin Badgers.

The scene of the police brutality was a vibrant area of bars and restaurants.

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South Dakota Enacts Most Sweeping Photo Ticket Ban In US

Sixteen states ban the use of red light cameras and speed cameras by statute or state court rulings (view list), but none of these prohibitions are anywhere near as sweeping as a pair of bills signed into law last week by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R). Not only are South Dakotans protected from red light camera tickets within state borders, as of July 1 they will be immune to automated citations issued in most other states.

Lawmakers in Pierre overwhelmingly favored a straightforward ban on the use of red light cameras. Earlier this month, the state Senate voted 26 to 9 on the ban that had cleared the state House in February by a 69 to 1 margin.

"No state, county, municipal, or township authority may contract with any private corporation to provide for the use of any photo monitoring device to detect any red light violation," the new law, House Bill 1100, states.

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Martin Armstrong Warns This Is The Age Of Civil Unrest

All governments had better open their eyes for we are on the brink of a major convergence between both the Cycle of Civil Unrest, Civil War & Revolution and International War. Both of these models converge and as I pointed out at the Cycles of War Conference, this is the first time we have seen this convergence since the 1700s.

This is no plain modern event with civil unrest erupting because of an interconnected world. These are grassroots uprisings cross-fertilized perhaps from a world contagion yet they often have similarities – corrupt governments. Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Bosnia-Herzegovina are all middle-income democracies with elected leaders besieged by people angry at misgovernment, corruption and economic sclerosis.These days it is no longer just dictators who have something to fear from the crowd. This is the promise of Marxism that centralized planning and false promises are coming home and governments are too corrupt and incompetent to deliver what they have claimed for decades.

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Connecticut Residents’ Gun Rights Change Dramatically on April 1 — and It’s No April Fools

Connecticut State Police are reminding firearms owners that state regulations on long guns will change Tuesday.

Troopers say that beginning April 1, long guns cannot be sold or transferred without one of the following documents: a permit to carry pistols or revolvers, an eligibility certificate for pistols or revolvers or a long gun eligibility certificate.

State police say those documents also will allow people to buy ammunition. Anyone who wants to buy ammunition and not additional firearms will only be required to obtain an ammunition certificate.
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WCSO Press Release 4-1-14

Incident: WCSO Activity 28-30 March 2014

Location: Wicomico County

1. On 28 March 2014 at 10:32 AM a deputy extradited Christopher Michael Wolcott, 24 of Delmar, DE, from Delaware back to Wicomico County where he was arrested on two District Court Bench Warrants. One was issued in a theft case and the other in a CDS case, both after Wolcott failed to appear. The District Court Commissioner released Wolcott on Personal Recognizance.

Christopher Wolcott
Christopher Wolcott

2. On 29 March 2014 at 12:30 AM a deputy arrested Edward Stephen Murphy, 43 of Baltimore, on an open Circuit Court Body Attachment for Child Support. Wilson was detained on a bond of $500.00.

Edward Murphy
Edward Murphy

Premium Increases, Possible Repeal, Next Crises for Obamacare

The deadline for Obamacare enrollment arrived Monday, heralding a new set of problems for Democrats supporting the troubled healthcare law, including premium increases for 2015 and the possibility of ultimate repeal if the GOP takes control of the Senate in November.

In the final weekend of enrollment, chaos ensued in the rush by late-comers to get coverage in time. HealthCare.gov was marred with major technological problems potentially affecting as many as the 2 million people who visited, while other consumers were thwarted due to severe shortages of support staff and long waits through the call centers and at enrollment offices, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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OCPD REMINDING CITIZENS TO PARK THE PHONE WHILE ON THE ROAD

The Ocean City Police Department is joining the U.S. Department of Transportation in the effort to stop distracted driving by celebrating Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  The initiative, which takes place during the month of April, reminds citizens to park the phone while on the road.

“Ocean City citizens need to know that we are serious about stopping this dangerous behavior of texting and driving,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “When you text while driving, you take your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel and mind off the task of driving putting yourself and others at risk.”

In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in distraction-affected crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute reports that a quarter of teens nationwide respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. The Institute also reports that 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended multi-message text conversations while driving.

The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens that One Text Could Wreck It All. When drivers engage in distracted driving behaviors, they are not only a danger to themselves but to other motorists on the road as well.

For more information about distracted driving and to take the pledge to drive phone free, visitwww.distraction.gov.

Revealed: Millionaire du Pont family heir was spared jail for raping his three-year-old daughter & infant son because judge decided he wouldn’t ‘fare well’ in prison

Shocking details have emerged of how a multimillionaire heir to the du Pont chemical business was convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter but escaped serving prison time after a Delaware Superior Court judge ruled he would ‘not fare well’.

Robert H. Richards IV was charged with fourth-degree rape in 2009 after he admitted that he had raped his daughter almost a decade ago. Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family who built the chemical empire and the Richards family who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger.

News of the shocking leniency shown to Richards, 46, only emerged on Tuesday in the details of a lawsuit filed against him by his ex-wife Tracy. In her lawsuit, Tracy Richards charges that he penetrated his daughter with his fingers while masturbating, and subsequently also assaulted his toddler son as well.

Robert Richards is an unemployed heir living off his trust fund. He is the great grandson of du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont, a chemical baron.

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GOVERNOR O’MALLEY APPLAUDS SENATE ACTION ON PRE-TRIAL REFORM IN MARYLAND

Annapolis, Md. -- Governor O'Malley released the following statement after a 3rd-reader majority vote in the state Senate on SB 973, which establishes a path to long-term pre-trial reform in Maryland:

"I commend President Miller, Chairman Frosh, and the overwhelming majority of the Maryland Senate for advancing Senate Bill 973, a bill that would bring the State into compliance with the Richmonddecision while also streamlining and modernizing our pre-trial system. Using an evidence-based, objective screening tool to assess risk of failure to appear or risk to public safety, it will speed the release of low-risk offenders and improve the quality of decision-making during the pre-trial process. I look forward to working with the House of Delegates in the days ahead as we continue our effort to reach consensus on the need for reform."

Obamacare Registers California Couple to Vote--as Democrats

A local couple in La Mesa, California were shocked to receive completed voter registration forms from Covered California with their party registration listed as "Democrat" after they enrolled in Obamacare. Channel 10, the San Diego affiliate of ABC, reportedSunday that the couple has "lived in La Mesa for years and they have always been registered to vote Republican." They received no response from the state when they tried to complain.

Last week, Breitbart News and other outlets reported that Covered California was sending voter registration forms to four million California voters, after the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups threatened to sue under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. It is not clear that the law applies to state Obamacare exchanges. Critics have long charged that registrations through Obamacare would harm ballot integrity.

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260,000 graduates in minimum wage jobs

If you thought paying tens of thousands of dollars for a college education guaranteed a high-paying job, think again.

About 260,000 people who had a college or professional degree made at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Judge wants back on bench after insanity ruling

Can a suspended Cook County judge return to the bench after being declared legally insane at the time she shoved a sheriff’s deputy in 2012?

For the first time in Illinois, attorneys on the case say, a judicial disciplinary panel has begun tackling the question of whether a judge whose psychotic episodes can apparently be controlled through medication should be allowed to return to the bench.

Judge Cynthia Brim, 55, testified before the Illinois Courts Commission for more than two hours on Friday in a bid to save her $182,000-a-year job. The seven-member panel – made up of judges from outside of Cook County as well as two citizens – will later issue a written decision.

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Senate Approves Bail Reform Bill

In Annapolis Monday night, the Maryland Senate approved a bill supporters believe will comply with an order form the Maryland Court of Appeals to provide attorneys for poor defendants at bail hearings.

The vote was 37-9, on a bill that faces an uncertain future in the House of Delegates.

It would replace bail commissioners, who conduct the initial hearing, with an automated system, and police, and corrections officials could order a person held based on a person's criminal history.
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1,892 US Veterans Are Thought To Have Committed Suicide Since January 1, 2014

Nearly 1,900 military veterans are thought to have taken their own lives in just 2014 alone, according to an estimate from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, ABC reports.

Extrapolating from a 2012 VA report that found 22 veterans took their lives each day in 2009 and 2010, IAVA members planted 1,892 flags on the National Mall Thursday to commemorate the staggering figure.

"We are losing too many of our brothers and sisters nationwide. And we’re storming the hill to change history and transform a landscape so that America will truly take care of its own who have shouldered the burdens of war,” said IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff in a statement to Business Insider.

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How Did We Ever Survive Childhood?

This video hits it right on the head. This will probably make you think twice about how things have changed.

I can't believe we made it this far.

What are your thoughts?

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LOST DOG 4-1-14

95 pound Rottweiler-Tasmanian Devil-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Last seen near Salisbury Zoo, eyeing the American Bison exhibit.
Used to answer to "Dentyne". 
Now answers to No One. 

Seen here greeting Grandma at the 2013 family picnic.

May still be trailing a 30 pound steel chain and 4 foot iron stake.

If seen, try to remain calm and absolutely still. Do not make eye 
contact or the slightest sound. Do not reach for or display a cellphone.
(He has a thing about those.)

If, by some remote chance, he comes to you smiling and with
tail wagging, take him home with you. He's yours. 
He hasn't worked out for us and needs a loving home.

Remember the cellphone thing.

50 Amazingly Epic Pranks

There is nothing more satisfying than successfully pranking someone. Whether it's your co-workers, classmates, family or friends, the look on their faces makes every minute spent planning worth it. Maybe not the wasted office supplies, but that's beside the point.

Sometimes a photo of the prank itself is just as great as the person's reaction. It's especially important if you can't witness their reaction — like when you cover your boss's office with scans of his headshot.

In honor of the biggest troll holiday of the year, we've selected 50 of the greatest, most epic pranks, large and small. Gather some April Fools' Day inspiration with these tricks, and share your best prank in the comments below.
 

1. The Pimp My Ride Trick
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Citizens Pile Up To Support Republican Candidates At Anderton Fundraiser


Maryland State Delegate Candidate Carl Anderton and many of his supporters and Republican Friends gathered last Friday for a kickoff fundraiser in support of his run against Norm Conway.

As you can see from the lineup, Republicans are standing side by side to support their fellow candidates in numerous and different challenges, all more than qualified to represent us locally and in the state. 

At one point the Staff at EVO were having a difficult time maneuvering around and through the room, it was that busy. 

OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY PRESS RELEASES 4-1-14

If you have information on any of the cases below you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770 or email at sheriff-info@qac.org

INCIDENT: Theft
DATE / TIME: 03/19/2014 @ 2002 Hours
LOCATION: 115 Blue Jay Court, Stevensville
VICTIM: Cracker Barrel

NARRATIVE: Store Manager reported three white males were observed taking several items valued at $278 including two women’s shirts and a purse and leaving the store without paying. The three men were all described as late 50’s to early 60’s with grey hair driving a late 2000’s Chevrolet Trail Blazer with noticeable damage to the passenger side door and side panel.

DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris
CASE: 14-08407

And Big Government Just Keeps Getting Bigger

The Pentagon will triple its cyber staff to defend against attacks that threaten national security. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says 6,000 cyber warriors will be on the payroll by 2016. There are fewer than 2,000 now. Hagel spoke at a ceremony for Gen. Keith Alexander. He retired Friday as head of both Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. The President has nominated Vice Adm. Mike Rogers to take over. He awaits Senate confirmation. In the meantime, two deputies are in charge of the agencies.

Don't Get Fooled Today!

What is the best April Fool prank you ever played on someone or someone played on you?

People In Alaska Are The Best Tippers, People In Delaware The Worst

Sure, Internet comment threads seem to be evenly split between generous tippers and people who resent the practice, but what about the population at large? Credit card payment service Square analyzed their transaction data and found some interesting patterns in tipping by state. We don’t want to draw any wider conclusions, but we’re also giving Delaware a sidelong glance.

You might associate Square with only small businesses, since it’s an app-based payment service that allows pretty much anyone to accept credit cards. Businesses like taxis, repair services, food trucks, and restaurants that all might receive tips all use Square for payments. They calculated which states’ transactions have the largest proportion that include tips at all, and also the average tip percentage by state.

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SPD Press Release 4-1-14


Don’t Put Your Bread In The Fridge & Other Important Food Storage Tips

We’ve all got a somewhat innate sense of where to store the foods we eat in our modern cultures — you’re not going to stick your ice cream in the pantry and expect it to stay frozen, or freeze your fresh apples. But what about butter — countertop or refrigerator? Should I really use that “eggs” slot on the inside of my fridge door? Answer us, oh kitchen gods!

Julia Collin Davison is an executive food editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchenand is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. And she was also kind enough to chat with Consumerist about some of the foods we think people might be storing incorrectly.

Today, we’ll focus on some of the more perishable (and debated-about) items in your kitchen: Dairy, eggs, and bread

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Senior Humor


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O'Malley Visits Eastern Shore


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Reflections of Boca Del Mar, shooting involving off-duty deputy

A man is in critical condition at Delray Medical Center after an deputy-involved shooting in West Boca Raton.

An off-duty deputy who lives in Reflections of Boca Del Mar, West Boca Raton, entered the pool area of the complex and encountered a male and female engaged in sexual activity.

The off-duty deputy advised the couple that he is a deputy and asked the couple, who does not live in the area, to leave the premises.

They did so reluctantly, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

A short time later the couple returned.

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