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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Duck Dynasty Star Meet And Greet At Shorebirds Stadium

ATTENTION FANS! Mountain Man from Duck Dynasty on A&E will be at Perdue Stadium on Friday May 9th sponsored by Mountain Dew! The Shorebirds have set up an exclusive meet and greet including dinner during the game! In addition to this exclusive meet & greet, Mountain Man will be signing autographs for the general fans in attendance that night during the game. For tickets to the meet and greet, contact Andrew Bryda in the Shorebirds front office at 410-219-3112 ext: 175!

Average U.S. household spends more on federal regulations than for health care, food or transportation

Here's a sobering fact likely known to few Americans outside of the nation's capital: The federal government is the only government on earth that collects more than $1 trillion in taxes annually.

That's not unexpected since the U.S. also has the biggest single national economy in the world. It stands to reason the most productive economy would generate the most tax revenue.

But there is another way to look at that data point. Are there additional costs to Americans as a result of what the federal government does with its trillions in tax revenues?

10,000 (very costly) Commandments

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Judge gives woman 5 days in jail for leaving toddler unattended while gambling

A Baltimore woman who left her child unattended in a vehicle for eight hours while she gambled at Maryland Live! Casino in December pleaded guilty to the top count of Reckless Endangerment this afternoon, State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced.

Alicia Brown, 25, entered the plea before Judge Paul A. Hackner in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis. The State asked Judge Hackner to incarcerate Ms. Brown. He sentenced her to three years, suspending all but five days in jail, to begin today. Ms. Brown was placed on supervised probation for three years. She was ordered to continue general counseling and to not enter any casino or gaming facility.

“Leaving a young child unattended in a vehicle is not only dangerous, it’s illegal. Even a quick run into a convenience store can result in tragic consequences, such as injury, car theft or abduction,” Leitess said. “This case is particularly disturbing as Ms. Brown left her child unattended for not minutes, but hours. We are fortunate this case did not have a more tragic outcome.”
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Juan Williams Wife Robbed, Wishes She Had Gun

During an April 28 interview on The Lars Larson show, Fox News' Juan Williams told a story about his wife's car being stolen and her saying, "I wish I had a gun."

Williams said that his wife "went to the gas station" this past weekend to fuel her car. He said that "while she's trying to put the credit card in some guy rushes by her, gets in the car and drives off with the damn car."

Williams said his wife's response was, "I wish I had a gun."

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62 New Jersey high school students arrested in senior prank

New Jersey authorities arrested 62 high school students early Thursday morning after a senior class prank left the hallways in a school littered with petroleum jelly and urine, police said.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. at Teaneck High School. Police responded to a burglar alarm at the school and found dozens of students in the building, MyFoxNY.com reported.

"If this was a senior class prank, I just don't believe that a lot of them realize the seriousness of it as far as breaking into the building," Teaneck Sgt. John Garland told The Associated Press. "That's a burglary and I don't think they understand that. It's a very serious offense."
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American Public Turns Anti-War … Warmongers Desperately Reply, “But War Is GOOD for Us!”

The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere.

Those who get rich from war (the military-industrial complexers and big banks) and their lackeys aredesperate to reverse this trend.

As such, they are resorting to more and more outlandish justifications for war.

For example, Ian Morris has written an entire book arguing that war is the best thing ever, the onlything which has lifted us out of poverty and barbarianism. And – yes – he even says that war brings peace.

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Politics: D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq Was 'The Most Catastrophic War Of The 20th Century'


So, so, very wrong.

Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Democrats' non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn't know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed.

Well, Democrats, congratulations. Your brain trust is at it again. This is a woman you actually elected and she's dropped another nugget of wisdom in your laps. An incensed Ms. Eleanor Norton wants everyone to know that the Iraq war was "perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century."
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Why Housing Has Stalled — And Why Everything Else Will Follow

It’s not easy being a mainstream economist. You spend your life building models that become your professional identity. And when those models fail to describe and predict reality, you’re left wondering about the meaning of it all.

The latest case in point is US housing. Keynesian economic models say that if you lower mortgage rates you get more houses bought, sold and built. A nice, simple piece of cause and effect. But today’s mortgage rates are at levels that would have incited a buying frenzy a generation ago, employment is rising — and home sales, home building and mortgage originations are all flat-lining.

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Federal Government Releases List Of 55 Colleges, Universities Under Title IX investigations Over Handling Of Sexual Violence

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible Title IX violations over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

Colleges and universities, in addition to K-12 schools, that receive federal funding must comply with Title IX, a federal law demanding that students should not be denied the ability to participate fully in educational and other opportunities due to sex.
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Why is Afghanistan's 'torturer-in-chief' living in a pink house?

During the height of his tenure as Afghanistan's notorious 'torturer-in-chief' he was feared by his victims, subjecting them to electric shocks and vicious beatings.

But now Haji Gulalai, the former head of Afghan spy services, has allegedly forged a new life in Southern California, where he is said to occupy a pink, two-storey stucco house in a quiet Los Angeles suburb.

Gulalai, now in his early 60s, was once a key figure in the Afghanistan war - 'a big wheel in a machine that ground up a lot of people', the
Washington Post reports.

In Kandahar he ran the spy services operations following the US-led invasion in 2001. How he left behind that brutal career in Afghanistan and landed in L.A. - in an area that is said to remind him of the dry heat and landscape of Kandahar - is unclear.

Gulalai was able to bypass immigration barriers faced by Afghans whose work for the United States made them potential targets of the Taliban, the paper reports.

Despite links to the United States intelligence services, the CIA denied aiding his entry.

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DEFENDANTS WHO FAIL TO COME TO COURT BURDEN MARYLAND JUDICIAL SYSTEM

ANNAPOLIS– In 2013, there were over 41,000 cases where criminal defendants failed to show up to court in the state, according to Maryland District Court records. Defendants missed scheduled court dates for initial charges that included petty crimes to more serious offenses.

The majority of the initial charges where defendants failed to appear in court were drug-related, according to records obtained by Capital News Service through a Maryland Public Information Act request. There were more than 10,090 drug-related charges.

There were nearly 7,500 theft charges among the initial cases.

Other initial charges included littering, selling unpackaged cigarettes, animal cruelty and violation of protective orders.
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17 Facts To Show To Anyone That Believes That The U.S. Economy Is Just Fine

No, the economy is most definitely not “recovering”. Despite what you may hear from the politicians and from the mainstream media, the truth is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was prior to the last recession.

In fact, we are still pretty much where we were at when the last recession finally ended. When the financial crisis of 2008 struck, it took us down to a much lower level economically. Thankfully, things have at least stabilized at this much lower level. For example, the percentage of working age Americans that are employed has stayed remarkably flat for the past four years. We should be grateful that things have not continued to get even worse. It is almost as if someone has hit the “pause button” on the U.S. economy. But things are definitely not getting better, and there are a whole host of signs that this bubble of false stability will soon come to an end and that our economic decline will accelerate once again. The following are 17 facts to show to anyone that believes that the U.S. economy is just fine…

#1 The homeownership rate in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 19 years.

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Republican Candidates For Governor To Debate On WBAL This Weekend; Democrats Set Debate Schedule

The four Republican candidates for governor will debate this weekend on WBAL Radio.

WBAL's Jimmy Mathis says Larry Hogan, David Craig, Ron George and Charles Lollar will all appear in studio for a one hour debate Saturday morning starting at 8:30, during Mathiss weekly talk show on WBAL.

WBAL-TV is working with Maryland Public Television to jointly produce a debate among the Republican candidates in early June. A date is still being determined.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are planning three debates.
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You Mean the Anti-Peace Process, Don’t You?

Every time there is an election in the Middle East the sock-puppets-for-the-state (a.k.a. “mainstream media”) bloviate endlessly about what this might mean for “the peace process.” Huh? What? What peace process? For my entire life, all U.S. government meddling in the Middle East has done is to generate more and more conflict. It is an anti-peace process and always has been. If peace ever broke out in the Middle East, too many wealthy and powerful people in the U.S. and the Middle East would lose most or all of their political power and much of their wealth.

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Video Of Landslide In Baltimore Yesterday

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

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 or verify his current address as required by law. Thanh Nguyen, 44, is wanted on two counts of Failure to Verify and two count of Failure to Re-Register

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is asking anyone who may know the location of Thanh Nguyen 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."

Detectives Ask Public for Help Identifying Serial Bank Robbery Suspect

Locations and Dates of Occurrence: PNC Bank, 3840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.

Delaware First Federal Credit Union, 1815 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.

PNC Bank, 4725 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.

M&T Bank, 102 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, DE
Monday, March 10, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.

Suspect:
White male, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, 130-140 lbs., 30-35 years old.
Surveillance photographs attached.

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Wilmington – Robbery detectives are asking the public for help identifying a man responsible for three bank robberies and an attempted bank robbery.

The first robbery occurred on March 10 at 9:06 a.m. when a white male suspect entered the M&T Bank in the Astro Shopping Center and presented a demand note to two female tellers. The tellers complied with the suspect's demands and turned over cash. The suspect then fled.

On April 18 at 11:20 a.m. the same suspect entered the PNC Bank, 4725 Kirkwood Highway, and presented a demand note to a teller. The suspect fled before receiving any money. Shortly thereafter he entered the Delaware First Federal Credit Union at 1815 Newport Gap Pike and presented a demand note to two tellers. Both tellers complied, turning over cash, and the suspect fled.

The fourth incident occurred yesterday at 11:15 a.m. when the suspect entered the PNC Bank in Greenville and demanded cash from two tellers. Both tellers complied and the suspect fled.

If anyone has any information about this suspect's identity, they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8440. Tips can also be submitted using 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."

A Viewer Writes: Erik Steinacker

Joe, please post this A.S.A.P this man's name needs to be cleared, I feel awful for my part in this but as I have said before I have only ever gone by what I was told by the Police.

I have JUST received a message telling me that Erik Steinacker was NOT the man watching my child and grandchild on Easter Sunday and he does NOT live in Rustic Acres.
This was from a detective who has just viewed the report filed on Easter, he was investigated and it wasn't him.

The Police officer who told me it was him was WRONG and when he found that it was not Erik he should have done as he said he would and update us of any/ all changes, we put phone calls in last week for updates and we weren't told anything different.

The Police Officer who said he was now living in this neighborhood was also WRONG.

This is an innocent man who was wrongly accused of this particular crime and his name needs to be cleared.


I could not be sorrier for the pain and suffering my posts have inflicted on him and his family, I never intended to hurt them only protect my children and those in the community from someone that the police were telling me was responsible for watching my child and grandchild that Sunday and for loitering in a neighbors yard the previous week.

Taking a Toll: Administration Wants To Let States Charge On Interstate Highways

Ever driven down I-95 in Maryland, or the New Jersey Turnpike, and parted ways with $10, $20 in tolls?

If the Obama administration has its way, highways across the country could someday be that way.

In a major shift for how governments fund transportation projects, the administration wants to let states charge tolls on interstate highways. A federal ban currently bars states from doing so in most places, but the latest White House push could change that.

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BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works

(CNSNews.com) - In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job.

The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”

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Nuclear Giant Exelon To Buy Washington’s Pepco In $6.8 Billion Energy Deal

Nuclear-energy giant Exelon launched a $6.8 billion takeover of Washington’s century-old local electric company on Wednesday, promising long-suffering Pepco customers better service and a quicker response when the lights do go out.

Consumer advocates and government officials across Pepco’s service area, which includes the District and much of suburban Maryland, largely welcomed the proposed merger, which would inject fresh resources and personnel into a company whose record for reliability has long ranked among the worst in the nation.

But they also worried that the takeover — if approved by a far-flung army of state and federal regulators — could leave local residents reliant on the distant Chicago owners of one of the nation’s largest utilities. 

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Obama silent on Malaysia’s plan to execute non-Muslims according to Sha

While on his whirlwind tour of the Far East, Barack Obama managed to find time to hammer the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, yet he remained curiously silent when informed that his Malaysian hosts plan to implement the harshest punishments found in Islamic Shari’a law on the nation’s rather sizable non-Muslim minority.

As reported by both The Malaysia Chronicle and The Malay Mail Online, Obama and his National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, met with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who informed them that Malaysia’s ruling Pan-Malaysian Islamic (PAS) Party would impose Hudud (the code of Islamic Shari’a Law) on its citizenry, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. According to Christopher Leong, President of the Malaysian Bar Association, the government has introduced “a proposal to introduce hudud,” adding:

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SU Hosts Lower Shore Connections Resource Fair Friday, May 2

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University hosts a Lower Shore Connections: Resource Fair 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday, May 2, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

The fair is designed to promote a network of connected, cohesive resources for Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore to meet the changing needs of the community.

Service providers and consumers in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties are invited to attend, along with members of the campus and greater communities who are interested in increasing their awareness about local resources.

Sponsored by SU, its Social Work Department and the B-HIPP Salisbury Program, the fair is free and the public is invited.

Campus parking permits are available in advance athttp://www.salisbury.edu/police/visitor_parking/.

For more information contact Mandy Eberly, B-HIPP Graduate Assistant, at swsocialwork5@salisbury.edu or 410-543-6305, or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.

WH Spinners Zeroed in on Video as Cause of Benghazi

A newly released internal White House email, obtained by Judicial Watch, shows that White House communications officials were instructed to highlight the role of an anti-Muslim video in spurring the Sept. 11, 2014 Benghazi attacks in order to ensure President Obama avoided any blame.

While the email does not prove that White House officials knew the video was ultimately not the precipitator and that the incidents were a terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, it does show Obama aides had a motive for emphasizing the video over other possible causes.

Nevertheless, State Department official Gregory Hicks, who was on the ground at the time in Libya, said it was clear over there that the video played no role. And the email, from White House national security spokesman Ben Rhodes, was sent Sept. 14, after State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland suggested the assault was planned, calling it “clearly a complex attack.”

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SFD Calls For Service 4-30-14

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  • Wednesday April, 30 2014 @ 16:45:24Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
  • Wednesday April, 30 2014 @ 15:06:18Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: 811 Hammond St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday April, 30 2014 @ 15:06:14Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
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  • Wednesday April, 30 2014 @ 11:36:49Nature: Back PainCity: Salisbury
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More on Benghazi and Muslim Brotherhood

Used and Abused: The Manipulation of the American Military by the Muslim Brotherhood

Caution: Reading this may lead to elevated blood pressure.

In an article published in the London Review of Books, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Seymour Hersh (of My Lai and, more recently, Abu Ghraib fame), explains recent two foreign policy mysteries to American readers. The piece, The Red Line and the Rat Line is based on interviews with intelligence sources and consultants, and it connects the dots between between these two mysteries, and explains how they are related. What emerges is a clear picture of American cooperation, at the highest levels, with Turkey and Qatar, the foremost sponsors of the Arab Spring (see links). For example, NATO, as of December, was still subcontracting with what could be fairly termed a division of the Taliban. The Arab Spring was a geopolitical program designed to ensure the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the proliferation of al Qaeda in the Middle East.

The first mystery is Benghazi, and what was really going on at that compound that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. According to Hersh, the CIA was operating a gun-running ring, collecting Gaddafi’s weapons and sending them into Syria to the rebels to fight Bashar Assad. This is consistent with some early reports following the incidents, including comments by Senator Rand Paul and anexpose by Glenn Beck. Writes Hersh:

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Five Stunning Facts About America's Prison System You Haven't Heard

We’ve done several exposés on the prison system in America, including The Prison System Runs Amok, Expands at Frightening Pace (Sept 6, 2012) and Selling the American Dream is the Biggest Market of All (Sept. 30, 2013), but there’s still much more to be said about this topic. America’s massive prison system is creating a long list of unintended consequences, some of which will effect all of us in the coming years.To help explain just how bad things have gotten, we’ve compiled this list of the most stunning facts and statistics on the America’s prison system today.

1) Because of its prison system, the US is the only country in the world where more men are raped than women.

According to the 2011 report from Department of Justice, nearly one in 10 prisoners report having been raped or sexually assaulted by other inmates, staff or both. According to a revised report from the US Department of Justice, there were 216,000 victims of rape in US prisons in 2008. That is roughly 600 a day or 25 every hour.

Those numbers are of victims, not instances, which would be much higher since many victims were reportedly assaulted multiple times throughout the year. Excluding prison rapes, there about 200,000 rapes per year in America, and roughly 91 percent of those victims are women. If these numbers are accurate, this means that America is the only country in the world where more men are raped than women.

Even if the number of unreported rapes outside of prison were substantially larger than most experts believe, the fact that many victims in prison tend to be raped repeatedly would indicate that rape against men is at least comparable to rape against women.

Kendell Spruce was one such inmate, sentenced to six years for forging a check for which he hoped to purchase crack cocaine. In a National Prison Rape Elimination Commission testimony, Spruce said:

“I was raped by at least 27 different inmates over a nine month period. I don’t have to tell you that it was the worst nine months of my life… [I] was sent into protective custody. But I wasn’t safe there either. They put all kinds of people in protective custody, including sexual predators. I was put in a cell with a rapist who had full-blown AIDS. Within two days, he forced me to give him oral sex and anally raped me.”

Spruce was diagnosed with “full blown AIDS” in 2002 and died three years later.

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Quote Of The Day: Larry Summers To Elizabeth Warren - "Insiders Don't Criticize Other Insiders"

A couple of weeks ago, Princeton and Northwestern released a very important study [9]that proved statistically what many of us already knew about the American political process. It is nothing more than an oligarchy.

It’s one thing to read an academic study showing how cancerous the political system is, it’s quite another to hear a description of how things work from one of the biggest crony weapons of mass societal destruction himself, Mr. Larry Summers.

A recent review in the New York Times [10]of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir “A Fighting Chance” [11] recalls a stunningly despicable quote by Summers. In the spring of 2009, when the banker handout, I mean bailout, was a heated topic of discussion, Elizabeth Warren attended a dinner with Mr. Summers who at the time was the director of the National Economic Council and a top economic adviser to President Obama. This is what transpired:

After dinner, “Larry leaned back in his chair and offered me some advice,” Ms. Warren writes. “I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. People — powerful people — listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders.

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Getting Jobs For Ex-Offenders Key To Keeping Them From Crime

New probation officers take oath last week.
Probation officers also play role despite heavy caseload

More than 10 years of Robert Wheeler’s life was spent locked in a California federal prison after he was convicted of multiple drug and weapon possession charges.

Upon his release roughly two years ago, Wheeler, 43, found himself without a job, without resources, the world utterly changed. He eventually landed a construction job, but his supervisor demanded as a caveat that Wheeler undertake a four-week training program for ex-offenders. Wheeler now credits that program with helping him gain the necessary professional skills so that he didn’t commit another crime.

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Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says ‘They’re not paramilitary units’

Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, introduced a bill to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies.

“There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said on the House floor on Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”

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Florida congressman accuses wife of bigamy in divorce papers

A Florida congressman has accused his wife of bigamy after almost 24 years of marriage.

U.S. Representative Alan Grayson said in divorce papers filed last week that his wife Lolita was married to another man when she married the congressman in 1990.

Grayson says he was unaware that his wife was still married when they tied the knot.

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear NDAA Legal Challenge, Allowing President and Military to Arrest and Detain Americans Indefinitely Without Due Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In refusing to hear a legal challenge to the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), the United States Supreme Court has affirmed that the President and the U.S. military can arrest and indefinitely detain individuals, including American citizens. By denying without comment a petition for review in Hedges v. Obama, the high court not only passed up an opportunity to overturn its 1944 Korematsu v. United States ruling allowing for the internment of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps, but also let stand a lower court ruling empowering the President to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to indefinitely detain persons associated with or “suspected” of aiding terrorist organizations. In weighing in on the case before the lower court, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute challenged the Obama administration’s claim that the NDAA does not apply to American citizens, arguing that the NDAA’s language is so unconstitutionally broad and vague as to open the door to arrests and indefinite detentions for speech and political activity that might be critical of the government.

“Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has shown itself to be an advocate for the government, no matter how illegal its action, rather than a champion of the Constitution and, by extension, the American people,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. “No matter what the Obama administration may say to the contrary, actions speak louder than words, and history shows that the U.S. government is not averse to locking up its own citizens for its own purposes. What the NDAA does is open the door for the government to detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker. According to government guidelines for identifying domestic extremists—a word used interchangeably with terrorists, that technically applies to anyone exercising their First Amendment rights in order to criticize the government.”

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Md. Legislature ‘Would Be A Lot Worse’ For Business If Not For Senate Leaders, Kasemeyer Says.

“If it weren’t for the more moderate leadership in the Senate, things would be a lot worse than what they are” in the Maryland General Assembly, Sen. Ed Kasemeyer told Howard County business leaders Wednesday.

Kasemeyer, Democratic chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation, said on business issues like combined reporting and the minimum wage that leaders like himself are keeping progressive forces at bay. Kasemeyer was addressing the annual legislative wrap-up of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, a group in which he served as president in 1980 before his election to the legislature.

Sen. Allan Kittleman, a Republican running for Howard County executive, agreed that the minimum wage “could have been a whole lot worse” for business interests.
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Whoa: NRA Reveals BREATHTAKING New Ad At Members Meeting

“To sign your name where everyone can see it.”

The ad was unveiled during NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s speech yesterday to a dramatic standing ovation from the crowd. The ad is designed to swell the organizations numbers and appeals to themes of independence and self-reliance, pride, and of course, adrenaline-fueled, cowboy diplomacy, kick ass and chew gum and we’re all out of gum, go ahead make my day, this far no further, YOU CAN TAKE OUR LAND BUT YOU’LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM – OR OUR LAND – WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY,PRY IT FROM OUR COLD DEAD FINGERS American bad-assery.

But I’m already a member.

Still …

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If It Wasn't For Obamacare, Q1 GDP Would Be Negative

Here is a shocker: for all the damnation Obamacare, which according to poll after poll is loathed by a majority of the US population, has gotten if it wasn't for the (government-mandated) spending surge resulting from Obamacare, which resulted in the biggest jump in Healthcare Services spending in the past quarter in history and added 1.1% to GDP ...

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Video: Buffalo Cops Beat Down Handcuffed Man After Traffic Violation

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Half in Illinois and Connecticut Want to Move Elsewhere



PRINCETON, NJ -- Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as few -- 24% -- feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas.

These findings are from a 50-state Gallup poll, conducted June-December 2013, which includes at least 600 representative interviews with residents aged 18 and older in each state. Gallup measured residents' interest in moving out of state by asking, "Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you liketo move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?"

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Watch: Democrat Racism At Its Worst

Racism…It's not just for Nevada ranchers.

Here is a compilation of Democrats and liberals engaged in downright racist behavior. You may recognize more than a few of these people.

Warning: contains some racially insensitive language.

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Find Your Moral Compass Or Get Run Over

Fighting EBT Fraud in Maine

The federal government is dead-set against Maine’s proposal to require photo IDs on EBT cards.

In March, police busted an alleged sex-trafficking ring in Maine after a 19-year-old woman fled, claiming she was afraid of being sold to a Boston pimp. Already, the three alleged traffickers had reportedly forced her to engage in sex acts to pay off a debt. Two of the accused remain behind bars — so it caught the attention of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Fraud Investigation and Recovery Unit when the alleged sex traffickers’ electronic-benefits transaction (EBT) cards remained in use.

That’s just the latest in a series of sordid cases in Maine where welfare fraud and other criminal activity have mixed. In the past year, the Androscoggin County Jail alone has confiscated more than 87 EBT cards that were in the possession of people not authorized to use the benefits. The Portland Press Herald has estimated that public-benefits fraud in Maine costs taxpayers around $3.7 million each year.

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Claim: Boeing used CGI donation to buy Hillary's 'commercial advocacy'

During a Boeing shareholder meeting on Monday,a conservative activist accused the aircraft company's CEO of buying then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 'commercial advocacy' in Russia by making a $900,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation.

The money was earmarked for rebuilding schools in Haiti in the wake of a devastating 2010 earthquake.

But the contribution came just months after Mrs. Clinton traveled to Moscow where she made what she called a 'shameless pitch' to ask a newly formed state-owned airline 'to buy Boeing aircraft.' It's not clear whether there was a quid-pro-quo promise of the donation in exchange for Mrs. Clinton's cheerleading.

Clinton promised during the October 13, 2009 visit to Boeing Design Center Moscow that the U.S. Export-Import Bank 'would welcome an application for financing from Rosavia [the airline] to support its purchase of Boeing Aircraft, and I hope that on a future visit I'll see a lot of new Rosavia-Boeing planes when I land in Moscow.'

Boeing ultimately won a $3.7 billion Russian contract.

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MDGOP Super Saturday

MDGOP Super Saturday
Join the Maryland Republican Party and GOP volunteers for our Eastern Shore Super Saturday.

MDGOP Super Saturday in Worcester County!
Saturday, May 3rd at NOON
Meeting Place: Pocomoke Market Place
1701 Market Street, Pokomoke, MD

Let’s register more Republicans by reminding the good folks of Maryland about our newly increased gas tax, higher tolls, and 2nd Amendment infringements.
We all deserve better. Please volunteer to make Maryland a true two partystate! If you want to make a full Grand Old Party weekend in Ocean City during Springfest, we have several rooms reserved for our GOP friends.

Patronize a fine GOP owned hotel! Make reservations for $55 - $85 per night in rooms that hold 4-6 people.
- Casablanca Oceanside Inn is located ½ block from the beach!
Reservations: Call 800-770-9773 to reserve your room. Although it is Springfest weekend, Casablanca will allow you to make a one night reservation.
Go online to register for this and other Super Saturdays at http://www.mdgop.org/super-saturday/

MD GOP Worcester County:
Carol Frazier - Carol.Frazier54@gmail.com
Nicolee Ambrose - Nicolee@NicoleeAmbrose.com

Truck vs. Bridge Results in Hazmat Response

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
At approximately 3pm, the duty crew from station 16 was alerted for a potoleum spill at the intersection of Route 13 and Main St. Engine 1(running out of station 16) responded with 18B and 3. The crew arrived to find a truck utilized to haul box containers that had a failure with the PTO gear which caused a rupture of the hydraulic line, spilling approximately 20 gallons of fluid on the roadway. Not only that, but it also then cause the loader portion of the truck which is an rather large swing arm to then elevate in the air. This now put the truck over the height restriction of the overhead railroad bridge, resulting in the arm striking it. The spill was contained using absorbent blankets and corn cob absorbent. The railroad company was contacted to inspect their bridge and the scene was returned to city police.
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Breath test could soon be used to spot the early signs of lung cancer

A simple and cheap breath test could soon help detect the first signs of lung cancer.

Scientists have found a way of testing breath to accurately distinguish between benign lung disease and early stage cancer.

The test developed by the University of Louisville School of Medicine offers the sensitivity of present positron emission tomography (PET) scans but with almost twice the specificity.

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Mad Magazine's Al Feldstein Dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) -- Before "The Daily Show," ''The Simpsons" or even "Saturday Night Live," Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture.

Millions of young baby boomers looked forward to that day when the new issue of Mad magazine, which Feldstein ran for 28 years, arrived in the mail or on newsstands. Alone in their room, or huddled with friends, they looked for the latest of send-up of the president or of a television commercial. They savored the mystery of the fold-in, where a topical cartoon appeared with a question on top that was answered by collapsing the page and creating a new, and often, hilarious image.

Thanks in part to Feldstein, who died Tuesday at his home in Montana at age 88, comics were more than escapes into alternate worlds of superheroes and clean-cut children. They were a funhouse tour of current events and the latest crazes. Mad was breakthrough satire for the post-World War II era -- the kind of magazine Holden Caulfield of "The Catcher In the Rye" might have read, or better, might have founded.
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Spain considering laws that would FORCE children to do chores

If it is passed, children in the country will have to help out with the housework 'in accordance with their age and regardless of their gender'.

They will also have to 'participate in family life' and respect 'their parents and siblings', Spain's ABCnewspaper reported.

The Child Protection Bill children would also have to 'respect school rules' and 'study as required'.

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DEFENSE COMPANIES TARGET MARYLAND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

WASHINGTON – Defense companies and their employees have donated a total of $602,200 to members of Maryland’s overwhelmingly-Democratic congressional delegation during the 2014 election cycle, which runs through November’s midterm elections, according to the most recent figures available from the Center for Responsive Politics.

These companies gave more than $913,000 to Maryland lawmakers during the 2012 election cycle.

Defense companies tend to give more to Maryland’s congressional delegation than to those from other states. So far, in the 2014 election cycle, Maryland senators have received an average of $184,000 — versus the national average of $26,969. Members of the House have received an average of $29,275 — versus the national average of $20,816.

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BREAKING NEWS: More than 100 injured in gas explosion at Florida jail

A gas explosion at a jail in Pensacola, Florida, has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, according to a county spokeswoman.

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Local gymnasts raise money for National and Future Stars Qualifiers

Hello Mr. Albero,

I'm writing to tell you about a couple of kids in Berlin that are doing big things in the gymnastics world. 

Cade Solito, age 13, is a level 9 men's junior elite gymnast who will be competing at the Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach CA May 7-11, 2014. He is one of only two qualifiers in the Region 7 Mens USAG division. 

Cade hails from Berlin Md, where he trains at Twisters Gym with Coach Fran Fennell. He is also a straight A student. 

Finley Stearn is a Level 7 Region 7 Mens gymnast who also trains at Twisters in Berlin and who is participating in the Future Stars Program in Colorado this November. Finley is also a great student and a dedicated gymnast. Both of these boys are all-around great kids who work so hard to do their best every day. 

Our gym is holding a fundraiser this Friday, May 2 at 6:00 pm at Sisters in Berlin MD. Sisters is located at 113 North Main St in Berlin MD. There will be guest bartenders, a raffle, and an 50/50.
 Sisters also has some great handmade merchandise for sale. This fundraiser is to help support these boys in their endeavors and to help with some of the costs of traveling across country to represent Region 7 and the Eastern Shore. The guest bartenders will be competing with each other to see who can raise the most tips. All proceeds from the tips, raffle and 50/50 will go directly to help Twisters support these boys in their travels. We are all so proud of all they have accomplished! Thanks for your time. I am also attaching a flyer for you to look at. If you would like to post this somewhere on your site, I know it will help us get the community involved and it will help us reach our goal for these great kids.

Senators Carper and Collins Introduce Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2014

WASHINGTON- Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, introduced a bill that ensures that firefighters who were harmed in the line of duty or contracted certain diseases are covered by federal worker’s compensation. The “Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2014,” S.B. 2266, addresses the difficulties federal firefighters face when they attempt to prove that injuries were a result from serving in the line of duty.

“Firefighters are among the bravest individuals in our community. Nearly every day, these men and women are sent into some of the most difficult and dangerous environments to tame blazes, save lives, and protect properties,” said Chairman Carper. “Our federal firefighters put themselves in harm’s way every day, which can sometimes result in serious injury, including disability and certain diseases. This measure would help provide a better path to the care that these men and women need as a result of their work. I am proud to join Senator Collins in introducing this important bill.”

Light It Up Blue for Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to show our support, we’re participating in Autism Speaks’ ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign — illuminating Government House bright blue every night in Annapolis to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

While many families celebrate the natural milestones of a child’s development with ease, from first steps to a first job, a growing number of families today face a challenge that we’ve only just begun to understand. Currently, physicians and specialists can evaluate behavior to arrive at a diagnosis of ASD, but doctors have yet to develop a definitive test to detect the disorder in early childhood. Right here in Maryland, ASD affects thousands of families, with one in sixty-eight children diagnosed.

But today, millions across the country, and leaders across our state are working to support these families, increasing awareness and raising money for research. While many parents and families may find the diagnosis process confusing and distressing, we have resources to help.

OCPD ARREST SNOW HILL MAN FOR 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT AND BURGLARY

Ralph Andrew McCabe
On April 29, 2014, at approximately 8:15 p.m. Ocean City police responded to a 32nd Street apartment for a report of a subject in possession of a handgun making threats. Upon arrival, officers quickly located and detained the suspect, later identified as Ralph Andrew McCabe, 23, of Snow Hill. 

The investigation revealed that McCabe became irate with his girlfriend and another female and began destroying his girlfriend’s belongings. McCabe later began threatening the two females while holding a handgun. During the subsequent investigation, officers located the handgun, in addition to evidence related to recent burglaries.
McCabe was arrested by Ocean City police and charged with multiple assault, burglary and malicious destruction charges. McCabe was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and is currently being held without bond for the burglary charges and on $100,000 bond for the assault charges.
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United Way Dine and Donate Day

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is proudly partnering with Ruby Tuesday Centre at Salisbury location on Thursday May 1st. Present this flyer to your server while enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner and Ruby Tuesday will donate 20% of your check to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. 
Don't have time to dine in? 
Place a carry out order and present this flyer at your time of pick up. 
To make a reservation call 410-546-5049. 
We hope to see you at the table!

National Pro Fastpitch Brings Professional Softball to Delmarva

Salisbury, MD – At a press conference held on Thursday, April 24, Wicomico County and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) unveiled details on a national sports marketing event coming to Delmarva this May. USSSA Vice President of Fast Pitch Bill Dowell and Wicomico County’s Director of Administration Wayne Strausburg announced that the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is bringing a two-game series featuring the USSSA FL Pride and PA Rebellion on May 30 and 31 to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Dowell explained that the “eggstravaganza,” as he called it, would include a NPF Banquet & Reception featuring Pride and Rebellion players on May 29. The banquet, held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, offers attendees the chance for a meet and greet with players and autograph session. In addition to the banquet, Dowell announced USSSA is hosting a youth softball tournament. The tournament, open to all ages and divisions has drawn close to 40 teams.

Baby Bottles for the Change for Life Campaign 2014

The Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center in Salisbury, MD, is beginning its annual Baby Bottle Change for Life campaign on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, as afund raising effort to provide for the on-going needs of the Pregnancy Center.

Said Jackie Seldon, the Pregnancy Center’s Director, “Mother’s Day is a perfect time to begin this campaign to remind people that the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center is about the mothers as well as the babies, and that Father’s Day, on which we end, is about the fathers we assist, as well.”

This annual fund raising effort helps the center to provide material as well as educational and spiritual blessings and benefits to pregnant young women in the community, as well as to the babies,and their fathers.

Baby bottles may be picked up at the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center at 1300 South Division St., Suite C, in Salisbury, for use at your church. These bottles may then be distributed on Mother’s Day, returned on Father’s Day, and filled with the change from your pockets and purse in between.

To get your baby bottles for the Change for Life Spring Fundraiser, please call the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center at 410-546-5433.

TNA Entertains with Fist-Pumpin’ Family Fun at the Impact Wrestling 2014 World Tour

Coming to Salisbury, MD Saturday, June 7

Salisbury, MD
– Experience the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING 2014 World Tour live at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (WY&CC) in Salisbury, MD on Saturday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m. Bully Ray leads the list of IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars along with Ethan Carter III, “The Cowboy” James Storm, Gunner, Gail Kim and many more of your favorite IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars.

The World Tour features an all new “Fist-Pumpin’ Pre-Show Party” starting one hour before bell time and free with your ticket. Join world-renowned DJ Z as he entertains the crowd and spins popular music throughout the “Fist-Pumpin’ Pre-Show Party." TNA offers fans unprecedented interaction with autograph sessions, photo opportunities and meet and greets with the Superstars of IMPACT WRESTLING. Fist-pump your way through the pre-show party and into the exciting in-ring action brought by the most dynamic and athletic wrestlers in the world.

Tickets for the tour are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org, by phone at 410.548.4911 or in person at the WY&CC Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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