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Experience ‘Pemberton Park After Dark’ on June 13

Salisbury, Md. – Gather your friends and family for an adventure at Pemberton Park - After Dark on Friday, June 13. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a finger lickin' good chuck wagon meal. Dessert will be packed up "hobo" style before venturing out for a hike in the woods. During the hike, look and listen for fox, coyote and flying squirrels as they are lured in with electronic devices and learn to identify a variety of frogs by their calls. The evening will conclude with a bonfire where participants will enjoy music, dessert and roasting marshmallows. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and chair.

Pemberton Park is comprised of 262 acres of forest, field and wetland habitats and 4.5 miles of nature trails located at 5561 Plantation Lane in Salisbury.

The registration fee is $39.95 per person. Registration is available online at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org and at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (M-F, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.). For more information, contact Karen McInturff at 410-548-4900 x108 or email kmcinturff@wicomicocounty.org.

Gay Eagle Scout Asks Amazon.com To Stop Donations

SEATTLE (AP) -- A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.

Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile program should be suspended until the Boy Scouts lifts its ban on gay leaders.

They said they had 125,000 signatures gathered through Change.org in boxes turned over to an Amazon security guard.

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Dem Rep: Communism Works

In Light Of Federal Court Ruling, OCPD ‘To Tread Lightly’ With Boardwalk Street Performers This Summer

OCEAN CITY — Keeping the peace and finding a balance on the Boardwalk street performer issue are the challenges facing the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) on the eve of another summer season in the resort.

After two successful challenges in federal court to the resort’s ordinance regarding street performers, the latest of which came down last fall, some of the teeth have been removed from the town’s somewhat stringent laws regarding the omnipresent street performers and buskers on the Boardwalk. However, on the eve of another Memorial Day weekend, the OCPD is intent on acknowledging the First Amendment rights of the buskers while looking out for the interests of the public and the Boardwalk merchants.

Last November, a federal judge ruled against the town of Ocean City in a civil suit that challenged the 30-foot noise ordinance for street performers on the Boardwalk. That ruling came on the heels of a 2011 federal court ruling that the town’s ordinance in part violated a spray paint artist’s First Amendment protections for freedom of speech and expression. As a result, the federal court ruling allowed street performers and artists to sell or collect money for certain expressive materials.
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Recognizing Government for What It Is

Voters have had enough of bloated and dysfunctional governments. The public sector still wants to own, control and run everything itself; no major company could survive with this kind of attitude ... Successful countries will be those whose government choose to do less – and do it better ... The great challenge of the next decade will therefore be to fix government, as John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge argue in The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State, published this week. The scale of the problem is immense; and increasingly, the solutions will have to be found in the emerging economies, rather than in the West. Successful countries will be those whose government choose to do less – and do it better. – UK Telegraph 

Dominant Social Theme: There is no doubt people of good will understand what needs to be done. Governments need to be downsized. 

Free-Market Analysis: Here is a mainstream media article about the necessity for governments to reduce their size and scope. It is surprising for the strong language it uses in tracking the West's current dilemma regarding expanding and divisive bureaucracies. 

Nevertheless, it does not go far enough, as we'll explain. What the article DOES do however, is use frank language to describe what is occurring in the West.

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The Greenspan Housing Bubble Lives On: 20 Million Homeowners Can’t Trade-Up Because They Are Still Underwater

One of the most deplorable aspects of Greenspan’s monetary central planning was the lame proposition that financial bubbles can’t be detected, and that the job of central banks is to wait until they crash and then flood the market with liquidity to contain the damage.

In fact, after the giant housing bubble crashed and left millions of Main Street victims holding the bag, Greenspan evacuated the Eccles Building, and then spent nearly a whole chapter in his memoirs explaining how this devastation wasn’t his fault.

Instead, he blamed Chinese peasant girls who came by the millions to the east China export factories where they lived a dozen at a time cramped in tiny dormitory rooms working 14 hour days. According to the Maestro, they “saved” too much, thereby enabling American’s to overdo it on the mortgage borrowing front. Yes, in so many words he said exactly that!

Lets see. The Maestro was allegedly a data hound. Did he not notice that housing prices in the US rose for 111 straight months from late 1994 to 2006, and during that period increased by nearly 200% on average across US neighborhoods. How in the world could this giant aberration have escaped the notice of the money printers around Greenspan in the Eccles Building?

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You're Invited to a United Way "Day of Caring" with Chesapeake Housing Mission!

On Saturday, June 28, United Way will be teaming up with Chesapeake Housing Mission to build a wheelchair ramp for a local person in need. This "Day of Caring" will be for a young woman who has cerebral palsy and is in need of an accessibility ramp for her home. 

Where: Salisbury (directions will be provided to
registered volunteers)

When: Saturday June 28th. Volunteers are
needed for 3 different shifts; 8am-12pm,
12pm-4pm or volunteer for the whole day!

Water and breakfast/lunch will be provided for volunteers. Tools will be provided but if you own a pair of work gloves please bring them with you. Most importantly, no construction experience is necessary... there is something for all skill levels!

We hope you can join us in this "Day of Caring" for a great cause!

Interested volunteers will need to contact Natalie Costello at natalie@unitedway4us.org by Friday May 30th with your contact info, shift preference and what size "LIVE UNITED" t-shirt you will need.

HAIL STORM IN OCEAN CITY

Its coming down really hard right now in Ocean City.

$1 Million Bounty to Be Offered for ‘Smoking Gun’ in IRS Targeting Scandal

A nonprofit group hopes to award a $1 million bounty to anyone who can provide “smoking gun” evidence to implicate IRS leadership or members of the Obama administration who purposefully targeted conservative and tea party-affiliated groups, TheBlaze has learned.

Gregg Phillips, the managing director for The Voters Trust, a political nonprofit 501 (c)(4) which was established to identify and mobilize Americans, told TheBlaze on Wednesday “that this is the people’s bounty to seek the truth.”

Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the nonprofit group True the Vote, will be officially announcing the bounty Wednesday night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. ET.

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Hail In Sussex County


I'm A Fiat Slave, And So Are You

Fiat money is at base a form of indirect wealth transfer from those forced to hold the money to those issuing the money.

I describe the pernicious servitude created by debt as debt serfdom, as serfdom implies a neofeudal arrangement that requires serfs' acceptance of this financial yoke of servitude. In other words, debt is freely accepted as the line of least resistance in a system that incentivizes debt and places high barriers to debt-free independence from a Status Quo operated to benefit the owners and issuers of debt, not the debtors.

Correspondent Jeff W. has identified an even more insidious form of monetary servitude that he calls fiat slavery, as the servitude is enforced by fiat (unbacked government-issued) money.

In other words, being forced to use state-issued fiat currency is a form of servitude, as fiat money is at base a form of indirect wealth transfer from those forced to hold the money to those issuing the money.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING



Sent:17:45 EDT on 05-22-2014
Effective:17:45 EDT on 05-22-2014
Expires:18:15 EDT on 05-22-2014
Event:Tornado Warning
Alert:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A 
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... 
DORCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MARYLAND... 
SOUTHWESTERN WICOMICO COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MARYLAND... 
 
* UNTIL 615 PM EDT 
 
* AT 543 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES A 
TORNADO ON THE GROUND. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES 
SOUTHWEST OF UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 
STUDIES...OR 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CAMBRIDGE...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST 
AT 30 MPH. 
 
* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL AFFECT MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF DORCHESTER 
AND SOUTHWESTERN WICOMICO COUNTIES...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING 
LOCATIONS BUCKTOWN...ANDREWS AND ELLIOTT.
Instructions:TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE... OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

Minivan Strikes Officer, 3 Police Cruisers in Prince George's County

A Prince George's County police officer suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a minivan following a traffic stop of another vehicle in Forestville, Maryland, Thursday morning.

The crash happened just after three officers had finished a routine traffic stop shortly before 9 a.m. on westbound Pennsylvania Avenue near Walters Lane.

As they returned to their cruisers, they saw a black minivan veer off the road toward them, Police Chief Mark Magaw said. The three officers tried to dive out of the way, but one was struck and wound up under the minivan, which also hit all three police cruisers.

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‘You Have Become What You Hated’: Comedian Explodes on Progressive Left Over Censorship and Hypersensitivity

Radio hosts Gregg “Opie” Hughes, Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton, of the popular “Opie and Anthony Show” on SiriusXM, went on a fiery tirade Tuesday against “trigger warnings” and the current culture on college campuses, which they argue is producing childish adults unprepared to deal with the “real world.”

Norton also scolded the progressive left for becoming “exactly what you hated.”

“You have become exactly [like] the conservative, religious book burners of the 40s and the 50s and the 60s. You are it!” he said. “You are the speech repressors, you are the hypersensitive ones, you are the ones who want people fired immediately, you are the ones calling for people’s jobs. You have become what you hated.”

The discussion that preluded his rant got heated after Norton brought up a recent story out of Wellesley College where “hundreds” of outrage college students objected after a lifelike sculpture of a sleepwalking man in his underwear was erected on campus. Students ended up creating a petition to have it removed.
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Use eBay? Then change your password NOW

eBay has urged its 128 million users to change their passwords following a cyber attack that has compromised its databases.

Hackers were able to steal what eBay claims is a 'small number' of its employee login details, allowing them to infiltrate its corporate network.

The cyber attack was made between late February and early March and gave hackers full access to eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, home address, phone number and date of birth.

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RICHARD PHILLIP MATTHEWS CONVICTED OF FINANCIAL CRIMES AGAINST THE ELDERLY BY WICOMICO COUNTY JURY

On May 21, 2014, Richard Matthews, age 42, of Salisbury, Maryland was convicted of 3 counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and 3 counts of misdemeanor theft by a Wicomico County jury. The charges against Matthews arose out of his offer to three different Deer Harbor citizens to perform automobile detailing or other tasks in exchange for money he required to be paid in advance. These events occurred between May 2, 2013 and May 27, 2013. Matthews faces a maximum penalty of nine years incarceration for the crimes. Sentencing has been deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation. He will be held in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond until his sentencing date. Matthews had a moderate prior criminal record.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office and Lt. Tim Robinson for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Maciarello also thanked the citizens of Wicomico County who sat on the jury and Joel Todd, Sr. ASA, for his efforts in the prosecution of this case. For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to www.wicomicosao.com.

11 Qualities All Authentic People Have

Millennials voted, and Red Lobster lost.

In May, Darden Restaurants (which also owns Olive Garden) announced plans to sell the seafood chain for $2.1 billion to Golden Gate Capital, an investment firm.

Bruce Horovitz of USA TODAY believes the restaurant has struggled of late because Millennials don't like "casual dining" and have deemed uncool places like Red Lobster, Applebee's and T.G.I. Friday's.

Business owners beware: if you give off a "lame" vibe or make our generation feel put-upon, we'll run you out of town.

No further proof needed: New Ad Urges Hipsters to go to Applebee's Ironically.

Yes, Gen Y has become the arbiter of authenticity. But if we demand "realness" from a place that serves shrimp scampi and crab cakes, shouldn't we also seek it in ourselves?

Below are 11 authentic traits I've observed among "uncommon" people in our generation. Each one demonstrates maturity and wisdom.

Do they describe you?
1. Authentic Millennials are genuinely interested in what you have to say.

They don't look for the first opportunity to interject and dominate the conversation. They are inquisitive, enjoy being listeners and could care less if they blab about themselves.
2. They freely give praise.

The best among us know the incredible impact of a single compliment. They know how much people appreciate recognition and don't need or expect anything in return.

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Maryland SHA Announces Plan To Expand Route 404

Maryland State Highway officials broke ground Wednesday on a $39 million project on the Eastern Shore.

The plan is to widen an almost 12-mile stretch on Route 404 from 50 to the Denton bypass. The road is a route many beach-bound travelers take to go to the Rehoboth and Fenwick Island resorts. Sometimes more than 23,000 drivers a day use this road during the summer season.

Now that more and more people are using the route, the two-lane road can't handle that much traffic safely. Officials said the extra lanes will be safer for cars and the shoulders are designed to handle pedestrian and bike traffic also. With just two lanes now, the traffic during the summer gets backed up on 404.
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FIRST LADY O'MALLEY TO READ TO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO HIGHLIGHT SUMMER READING

BALTIMORE, MD -- Today, First Lady Katie O'Malley will join elementary school students at Walter P. Carter School in Baltimore to promote summer reading. While there, Judge O'Malley will read and help students select books in an effort to lessen the impact of “summer slide” - learning or reading skill losses that occur during the summer months when school is out of session.

Parts Of Maryland May Be In Danger From Rising Sea Level

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland has been labeled one of the most vulnerable states to a rise in sea level and a new report says several of our historic monuments are in particular danger.

Derek Valcourt explains the dire warnings for parts of historic Annapolis and the Eastern Shore.

When Hurricane Isabel struck in 2003, the huge tidal surge left all of the historical area of Annapolis near the City Docks under water. Now, a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds within the next few decades, the bustling historical area could eventually be underwater more often than not—and you can blame it all on climate change.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 174
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
215 PM EDT THU MAY 22 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 174 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MDC003-005-009-011-013-015-017-019-021-025-027-029-031-033-035-
037-039-041-043-045-047-510-230200-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0174.140522T1815Z-140523T0200Z/

MD
.    MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANNE ARUNDEL         BALTIMORE           CALVERT
CAROLINE             CARROLL             CECIL
CHARLES              DORCHESTER          FREDERICK
HARFORD              HOWARD              KENT
MONTGOMERY           PRINCE GEORGES      QUEEN ANNE`S
SOMERSET             ST. MARYS           TALBOT
WASHINGTON           WICOMICO            WORCESTER


MARYLAND INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BALTIMORE CITY
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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
157 PM EDT THU MAY 22 2014

Democrats & Unions - Mathias & SEIU Part 2

Contributor
Industry
Recipient NameLocationAmountDate
1199 SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST
General Trade Unions
MATHIAS, JIMNEW YORK, NY$4,00012/31/2010
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SPD Press Release 5-22-14


New Evidence Challenges Fault In Rosedale Train Derailment

ROSEDALE, Md. —Nearly a year after the Rosedale train derailment and huge explosion, new evidence has surfaced that challenges who is at fault.

The 11 News I-Team has uncovered new information in connection with that accident and that new evidence challenges the CSX assertion that truck driver John Alban Jr. is completely to blame.

It's what isn't visible in the surveillance video of the CSX freight train truck collision that caught our attention.

A frame by frame examination of the collision reveals that the CSX freight train's safety lights or ditch lights were not on.
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WCSO Press Releases - May 22, 2014

Incident: Burglary

Date of Incident: 19 May 2014

Location: 600 block of Gunby Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Derek A. Largent, 31, Salisbury, MD

Derek Largent
Derek Largent
                                
Narrative: On 19 May 2014 at 11:06 PM deputies responded to the 600 block of Gunby Road for the report of a theft in progress. The first deputy to arrive attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the area with no headlights on. The deputy attempted to stop this vehicle which instead of stopping fled from the deputy at an ever increasing speed. The operator found himself trapped at the dead end on Colony Drive at which point he exited his vehicle and continued to flee on foot through a field. With the assistance of a WCSO K9, the suspect was located hiding amongst the tall grass in the field and apprehended.

The subject was identified as Derek A. Largent of Salisbury.

Investigation revealed that Largent had entered a garage and attempted to steal a power washer and a 125 CC Honda Motorcycle. Largent was positively identified as the culprit by the complainant who caught Largent in the act.

The deputy transported Largent to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Largent on a bond of $100,000.00 in this case.

Largent was currently awaiting trial stemming from two separate arrests on 8 May 2014 for two theft cases. Largent had been released pending trial in those cases.

Charges: Burglary 2nd Degree
                 Theft
                 Resisting Arrest

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Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 20 May 2014

Location: 200 block of Clover Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Harry Dean Morris IV, 24, Salisbury, MD

Harry Morris
Harry Morris
                                
Narrative: On 20 May 2014 at 5:20 PM a deputy arrested Harry Morris in connection with an assault he reportedly committed on 11 May 2014. In this incident, Morris reportedly punched another subject in the face and the continued to hit that subject while on the ground. Morris reportedly ceased the assault after he realized the Sheriff’s Office had been called.

Morris was gone upon arrival and an arrest warrant was obtained.

Upon arrest Morris was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Morris in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

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Incident: Burglary / Vandalism

Date of Incident: 21 May 2014

Location: 3000 block of Jesterville Road, Bivalve, MD

Suspect: Carinthia Ann Jackson, 51, Bivalve, MD

Carintha Jackson
                                
Narrative: On 21 May 2014 at 7:43 PM a deputy responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Jesterville Road for the report of a subject breaking windows out of a residence in what appeared to be an attempt to enter the residence. Upon arrival, the deputy located a subject that would be identified as Carinthia Jackson lying in the street in front of the residence in question. Upon contact with Jackson the deputy detected what was described as an overwhelming odor of alcohol.

The deputy learned that Jackson reportedly broke out seven different windows before attempting to smash a windshield out of a car on the property. Jackson reportedly used a paver, a pair of pliers, a garden sprinkler and a log at different times in an effort to accomplish her task. When Jackson switched to the vehicle, at one point she was using a patio chair to try and break the windshield.

At one point, Jackson reportedly attempted to enter the residence through one of the windows she broke out. Jackson told the deputy that “her man” was in that house.

The deputy arrested Jackson and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Jackson in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Attempted Burglary
                  Malicious Destruction of Property

                                                                                                                                  
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  22 May 2014

Democrats & Unions - Mathias & SEIU Part 1

Unions minus Coercion Equal Nothing

A recent piece in the WSJ is a classic illustration of the fact that the legendary political power of the vaunted labor unions is based at this point only on government-sanctioned coercion.

One of the biggest supporters of Democrat politicians is the ultra-leftist Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In 2005, the Democratic governor of blue-state Michigan, a socialist named Jennifer Granholm, gave the SEIU the power to unionize the 40,000 or so home health care workers in the state. These estimable folk are usually independent contractors – i.e., small business owners – or just family members caring for disabled people, often elderly people. Of course, the SEIU – like all unions – is desperately scrambling for more members to shore up its ranks. Union-tool Granholm held that because these workers get Medicaidsubsidies, they were to be considered “public employees.”

Other states also have deliberately classed home health care workers as “public,” including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. All of them are solidly controlled by Democrats politicians – by pure coincidence, no doubt!

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Make Your Flowers Grow Bigger and Healthier—with Aspirin!

One of the reasons I hate spending money on lawn care, plants and new flowers every season is that I am a terrible gardener! I have a very difficult time keeping plants alive, so I’m always looking for any tips or tricks to help me out. Thankfully, I found a helpful gardening tool I had never considered—aspirin! Aspirin has actually been shown to prevent fungus growth and help plants grow bigger and heartier! In fact, in 2005, a professor at the University of Rhode Island tested aspirin and its effects on gardening and found it to be extremely successful at warding off diseases as well as improving seed germination. By the end of the season, the professor found her plants to be much larger, greener and all-around healthier than they had previously been. If your flowers are looking less than lovely, try mixing 2 aspirin with 2 gallons of water and spraying this mixture on your flowers and plants every 3 weeks.

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VA Scandal: This Is What Death Panels Look Like

The Veterans Administration hospital scandal that has claimed the lives of at least 40 U.S. military veterans continues to expand, adding to the image of a president who neither knows nor cares what happens to those who shed their blood on the battlefield for their fellow Americans.

With a little under six months before the crucial midterm elections, it is a helpful reminder to voters of the horrors that are not glitches, but essential features, of government-provided health care. The problems at the VA are omens, sneak previews of what the delivery of all health care in America will look like under Obamacare, and so it is fortuitous that the scandal should surface now.

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Texas Teen Facing Possible Life Sentence for Pot Brownies

On Thursday 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro made his first court appearance for allegedly making and selling pot brownies, reports KHON 2. Lavoro is being charged with a first degree felony, which in Texas is a, “Crime which results in severe body harm to a victim and possibly death.”

If convicted, the punishment for a first degree felony according to the Texas penal code is a, “Jail term of no less than five years, and no more than 99.” According to Sullo & Sullo LLP, in Texas, other crimes that carry a first degree felony charge are, aggravated sexual assault, solicitation of capital murder, and trafficking of children under the age of fourteen.

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Senator: Federal gov has 'no role' in funding police departments

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has blocked reauthorization of the 15-year-old Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant that has supplied 1M vests to officers

WASHINGTON
— A program that has supplied more than 1 million bulletproof vests to police departments around the country is facing a holdup on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has blocked reauthorization of the 15-year-old Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant, arguing that the federal government has "no role" in funding local police departments.

But Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and author of the program, said at a hearing Wednesday that "the law enforcement community has spoken with a single voice on this issue. They understand the unfortunate reality that life-saving vests can be extremely expensive, particularly for smaller jurisdictions, and that they can wear out too soon."

Local police officials testified that the vests, which on average cost between $800 and $1,000 apiece, can be life-saving tools in a dangerous job.

Ann Carrizales, an officer with the police department in Stafford, Texas, was shot in the face and chest during a routine traffic stop last October.

"I remember the muzzle flash, looking directly at the weapon and taking a mental note of its caliber, and then there were his eyes," Carrizales told the senators Wednesday. "I will never forget his eyes."

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The Next Obamacare Scandal: A Taxpayer-Funded Bailout Of Insurers

The teleprompter is still hot from all the Obama spit unleashed in his latest sincerely passionate denial that his administration knew anything, anything at all, about what is merely the latest scandal to rock the president, this time surrounding the Veterans Affairs fiasco, and already a brand new scandal is taking shape, this one Obama however will not be able to sweep as easily under the rug. The LA Times reports that the "Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act lose money." In other words, yet another taxpayer funded bailout.

More on this stunner from LA Times

The move was buried in hundreds of pages of new regulations issued late last week. It comes as part of an intensive administration effort to hold down premium increases for next year, a top priority for the White House as the rates will be announced ahead of this fall's congressional elections.

Administration officials for months have denied charges by opponents that they plan a "bailout" for insurance companies providing coverage under the healthcare law.

They continue to argue that most insurers shouldn't need to substantially increase premiums because safeguards in the healthcare law will protect them over the next several years.

But the change in regulations essentially provides insurers with another backup: If they keep rate increases modest over the next couple of years but lose money, the administration will tap federal funds as needed to cover shortfalls.

Although little noticed so far, the plan was already beginning to fuel a new round of attacks Tuesday from the healthcare law's critics.

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Synthetic pot seized in Maryland valued at $100K

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says authorities seized more than $100,000 worth of synthetic marijuana from three gas stations and the Thurmont home of the station owners.

The agency said Wednesday that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies participated in an investigation that culminated in a raid Tuesday.

The gas stations are in Frederick, Jefferson and Thurmont.
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Committee OKs End To Door-Slot Mail For Millions

Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead under a proposal advancing through Congress.

The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote, approved a bill Wednesday to direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method.

Democrats objected to the plan, and efforts in recent years to win its adoption have failed.

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Rt. 13 Shut Down

Rt. 13 North near the overhead R/R Bridge is shut down in both directions at the moment. We'll try to keep you updated. 

Is El Niño Developing? Hot And Moist Weather On The Way? NASA Says "Could be"

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New Year's Day 2014 Asteroid Was Only Second In History That Astronomers Found It BEFORE It Hit Earth, NASA Says

On Benghazi, GOP remains suspicious of Hillary Clinton

It's common for Republicans to say there are "unanswered questions" about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. In some cases, though, it might be more accurate to say that questions have been answered, but Republicans don't believe the answers.

A prime example concerns then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's knowledge about the lax security surrounding U.S. diplomats in Libya. There's no doubt the situation was terrible; the Obama administration was woefully unprepared for trouble in the months leading up to the violence.

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A Legendary Failure of Liberalism

When Brown v. Board of Education, the 9-0 Warren Court ruling came down 60 years ago, desegregating America's public schools, this writer was a sophomore at Gonzaga in Washington, D.C.

In the shadow of the Capitol, Gonzaga was deep inside the city. And hitchhiking to school every day, one could see the "for sale" signs marching block by block out to Montgomery County, Maryland.

Democratic and liberal Washington was not resisting integration, just exercising its right to flee its blessings by getting out of town. The white flight to the Washington suburbs was on.

When this writer graduated in 1956, all-white high schools of 1954 like McKinley Tech, Roosevelt, Coolidge and Anacostia had been desegregated, but were on their way to becoming all black.

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No End in Sight for Surveillance Police State

Obama administration and Congress work to seriously weaken bill designed to rein in NSA

On Tuesday the House of Representatives gutted the so-called USA Freedom Actdesigned to curb surveillance abuse by the NSA.

O'Reilly on America's Race Problem

Top Doctor: Magnesium Stops Heart Disease

Every 40 seconds. That's how often someone dies from heart disease — the nation's No. 1 killer — which claims the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans every year.

But what if you could greatly lower your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke simply by taking a single over-the-counter pill every day? Dennis Goodman, M.D., one of the nation's top cardiologists, says that idea, in essence, is the promise offered by magnesium — a common mineral clinically shown to boost heart health.

In his new book, "Magnificent Magnesium," Dr. Goodman documents the strong link between cardiovascular disease and magnesium deficiency — and explains how the mineral help combat the nation's epidemic of heart problems.

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange

RIGHT NOW!!! High School Students from Sweden, Germany, and China are looking forward to making their dreams come true in DelMarVa this fall and to participate in an Academic Year in the USA. International Cultural Exchange Services, ICES is a non-profit student exchange organization and we are currently seeking families in the area who are interested in opening up their heart and home to a student who will soon be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime!

ICES students are carefully screened and selected according to their ability to adapt to another culture, academics, flexibility, maturity and the willingness to share and learn more about your family and America. ICES students will arrive in Southern Delaware at the end of August, each student will have their own medical insurance, spending money, good English ability and a strong commitment to becoming a member of your family and the local community.

DelMarVa!! We are looking for host families who would be willing to provide a loving home and meals for a semester or year to a student who would love to share their cultural with your family. They do truly become like one of your own children and you help to build bridges around the world and relationships that will last a lifetime. They can share a room and are looking forward to meeting your family. For more information on how to become a host family, please contact Erin Windsor at 302-725-7777. You can also visit us online at www.icesusa.org or call our National Office toll free 1-
800-344-3566.

WCSO Press Releases - May 21, 2014

Incident: Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Attempt to Elude

Date of Incident: 20 May 2014

Location: Cooked Oak Lane, Hebron, MD

Suspect: Jean Carlo Cabrera- Oliveras, 23, Pittsville, MD

Jean Carlo Cabrera-Oliveras
Jean Carlo Cabrera-Oliveras
                                 
Narrative: On 20 May 2014 at 8:23 PM deputies responded to Crooked Oak Lane near Hebron for the report of a collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian. Reports to the Sheriff’s Office stated that the motorcycle operator left the area at a high rate of speed following the collision. A responding deputy contacted the motorcycle on Nanticoke Road and attempted to stop it, instead the rider drove away at a high rate in an attempt to elude the deputy. The deputy attempted to follow the fleeing motorcycle until prudence caused the deputy to cease the pursuit on Old Ocean City Road in the area of Beaglin Park Drive.

A short while later a different deputy observed the subject this time riding on Walston Switch Road and attempted to stop him and pursued him until the rider decided to stop on Mt. Hermon Rd in the area of Forest Grove Road.

During these pursuits the operator of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and operating recklessly

The operator, Jean Carlo Cabrera -Oliveras, was taken into custody for both fleeing and eluding and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. Upon presentation to the District Court Commissioner, Cabrera-Oliveras was detained in the Detention Center in lieu of $75,000.00 bond.

The subject initially struck in the incident was transported to PRMC via EMS for treatment of injuries.

Charges: Leaving the Scene of a Collision
                 Attempt to Flee and Elude

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Incident: Fugitive Arrest

Date of Incident: 20 May 2014

Location: 100 Block of Bridge Street, Mardela Springs, MD

Suspect: Alisha Ann Mowery, 29, Salisbury, MD

Alisha Mowery
Alisha Mowery
                                 
Narrative: On 20 May 2014 at 8:15 PM a deputy on patrol in Mardela Springs observed a wanted fugitive, Alisha Mowery, walking in the 100 block of Bridge Street in Mardela Springs, MD. Mowery was being sought on three outstanding Failure to Appear Bench Warrants; all issued in connection with CDS cases.

Upon being taken into custody, Mowery was transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained her on a total of $110,000.00 bond between the three warrants.

Charges: Failure to Appear
                                                                        
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  21 May 2014