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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Look at Me written by Don Hall and Pam Hall Bradford, Performed by Don Hall

One Of Maxine's Very Best!!

One of Maxine's very best!!


We need to show more sympathy for these people. They travel miles in the heat.
 They risk their lives crossing a border.
They don't get paid enough wages.
They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
They live in crowded conditions among a people who
speak a different language.
They rarely see their families, and they face adversity
 all day ~ every day.
I'm not talking about illegal immigrants
I'm talking  about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds
of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops?
Wouldn't it be great if we took the $360,000,000,000 (that's billion)
we spend on illegals every year, and spent it on our troops!!!

Border Control Agent: Diseases Coming in We Haven't Seen in Decades

Monday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," the VP of the Border Patrol Union, Chris Cabrea told host Martha MacCallum "a lot of our guys" are coming down with diseases.

"Coming off the long journey they have been subjected to and then diseases some agents are contracting. We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago," Cabrea said. "A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice."

Cabrea added: "The border patrol is trying to play catch up and we're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades and we are worried they'll spread throughout the United States especially if they are being released and have the disease."


‘I Saved His Life’: 3-Year-Old Rescues Man Trapped in Hot Car

A 3-year-old in Tennessee is being hailed as a hero after he helped save an elderly man trapped in a hot car.

Bob King, who has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker, was trapped in his car in a Knoxville church parking lot with temperatures in the 90s. He saw 3-year-old Keith Williams, and called out for help.

Keith ran to get his pastor, who was able to unlock the door from the outside.


TSA Lets Illegals Fly Without ID, Harasses Mom Over Breast Milk

Boy Trying To Shoot A Mouse *Fail*

Prisons are Becoming Asylums: Thanks, "Drug War"

The United States is notorious for locking up people for committing victimless crimes. The country, which only has 5% of the global population, has approximately 25% of the global prison population.

Now a disturbing new report reveals that many jails are being forced to care for inmates with mental illness – a task they are poorly equipped to handle.

In his AP piece titled Overwhelmed US Jails Struggle with Role as Makeshift Asylums, Adam Geller reports that many of the 3,300 jails in the US have become treatment centers for people with serious mental illnesses – most of whom were arrested for non-violent crimes:

U.S. jails, most of whose 731,000 inmates are trying to make bail or awaiting trial, hold roughly half the number in prisons. But last year, jails booked in 11.7 million people — 19 times the number of new prison inmates. The revolving door complicates the task of screening for mental illness, managing medications, providing care and ensuring inmate safety.

Experts have pointed to rising numbers of inmates with mental illnesses since the 1970s, after states began closing psychiatric hospitals without following through on promises to create and sustain comprehensive community treatment programs.

But as the number of those with serious mental illnesses surpasses 20 percent in some jails, many have struggled to keep up, sometimes putting inmates in jeopardy.


Comcast Customer Records Nightmare Call

Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in -- by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep.

So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka "customer retention").

The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.


Santelli Goes Berserk, Slams Fed Which Was "Not Created To Be A Feel-Good Institution"

It started as a discussion about the reality of inflation versus propagandized "noise"and devolved into what is possibly Rick Santelli's most epic rant.

First, Santelli says the Fed has done enough (and it hasn't worked "but to get the market higher") to which Liesman's "but higher interest rates won't help" argument is backed up by more counterfactuals of "just think how bad it would have been" without the Fed. Santelli's screamfest rightly attests that we do not know - we might have been well on our way to recovery by now... and adds that - despite Liesman's imploring, "the Fed was not created to be a feel-good institution."


Connecticut Man Charged With Threatening After Stabbing Watermelon

A Thomaston man is accused of stabbing a watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see, in what police describe as a “passive aggressive” swipe that landed him in custody. She was unnerved by what she perceived to be a menacing gesture directed at her and reported it to police.

On Monday, Carmine Cervellino, 49, of 126 Hickory Hill Road, was arraigned in Bantam Superior Court on charges of second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He is at liberty after posting a $500 bond and had his case referred to Family Services.

The woman said she felt Cervellino was resorting to “passive aggressive” tactics to “intimidate her because he is angry at her,” Thomaston Officer Keith Koval wrote in a report.


Opposition to Obama is not about 'racial animus,' says GOP Senator

It's not helpful to race relations in America to write off unhappiness with President Barack Obama's policies as race-based animosity, Ohio Senator Rob Portman said today.

Even people who voted for Obama are disappointed, Portman told Fox and Friends host Bill Hemmer, 'and for good reason.'

'I don't think blaming the opposition to president Obama - which by the way is at record highs when you look at the polling data - blaming that on some sort of racial animus, I don’t think helps us,' Portman, said, responding to comments Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday on the topic.


Arkansas School Refuses to Pay for Epileptic Boy's Service Dog Fees

An Arkansas school is refusing to pay for a service dog that detects seizures in a seven-year-old boy with epilepsy. The district claims that Zachary Sorrell’s dog Majesty is not necessary to his education and will not pay the $125 per week fee needed for the dog’s handler.

Zachary’s mother, who has been footing the bill since last August, joined Fox and Friends this morning.

Sorrell said the dog’s sole purpose is to alert others before Zachary has a seizure. Thanks to Majesty, her son doesn’t have to take as much medication.


The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: A Starting Point

In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, formally articulating the principles of nullification for the first time. But the resolutions weren’t the end of the story. In fact, they were intended as a starting point.

During the summer of 1798, Congress passed four laws together known as the Alien and Sedition Acts. These laws violated several constitutional provisions and represented a gross federal usurpation of power.

The first three laws dealt with the treatment of resident aliens. The Alien Friends Act gave the president sweeping power to deport “dangerous” aliens, in effect elevating the president to the role of judge, jury and “executioner.” TheAlien Enemies Act allowed for the arrest, imprisonment and deportation of any male citizen of a nation at war with the U.S., even without any evidence that he was an actual threat. These laws unconstitutionally vested judicial powers in the executive branch and denied the accused due process.


Environmental Officials Blame Aging Infrastructure For Sewage Overflows In Maryland

In the middle of a storm that flooded the East Coast and dumped two feet of snow on western Maryland, the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Howard County lost power.

As a result of the Oct. 29, 2012 power outage triggered by Superstorm Sandy, 19 million gallons of diluted, yet untreated, sewage poured into the river.

That’s roughly the equivalent of the amount of sewage the plant treats on an average day, though it can treat more than 50 million gallons per day on rainy days. It treats two-thirds of Howard County’s wastewater, said Steve Gerwin, Howard County’s bureau chief for utilities.


Dozens of Disney workers arrested in child sex stings

At least 35 Disney World employees have been arrested since 2006 over alleged child sex offences, an investigation has revealed.

The suspects included a ticket seller, a concierge and a trainee tour guide at the Florida resort - and even a night shift manager accused of watching child porn at work while he wrote a church sermon.

Police caught many in stings modelled on the TV show To Catch a Predator, with undercover officers receiving explicit messages before the suspects agreed to meet at a home rigged with cameras.


Kansas City Woman Launches Lawsuit Against Monster Energy Drink After Husband's Death

SPD Press Release 7-15-14

Murder Rate in O'Malley's Baltimore Rivals Central American Countries

Ambitious Democrat Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is insisting that the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border from Central America should be treated as "refugees" and given asylum so they are not sent back to "certain death."

But the murder rate in Baltimore while O'Malley was mayor was often greater than those in the countries that the illegal immigrants are fleeing. Nearly 75 percent of the illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country are arriving from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. O'Malley, a potential 2016 presidential candidate currently languishing at one percent in the polls, criticized those said wanted to send children back to countries where they would would be "recruited into gangs" and die "a violent death.”

According to a 2013 United Nations report, Honduras has the world's top homicide rate at 91 per 100,000 people. But El Salvador's and Guatemala's rivals Baltimore's during O'Malley's tenure as mayor. El Salvador, which ranks fourth, has a murder rate of 41.2 per 100,000 and Guatemala, which ranks fifth, has a murder rate of 39.9 per 100,000.


Watch: A 3-Year-Old Girl Wakes Up During Her Own Funeral

Mourners were shocked when a 3-year-old girl woke up during her own funeral in the Philippines.

The girl was brought to a local clinic last week after experiencing a high fever for several days, police told the Philippine Star.

A day later, doctors declared her dead after no longer feeling a pulse.


Federal Reserve's Radical Efforts Reduced Unemployment by a Whopping 0.13%

And even that is doubtful.

A paper written by two staff members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta tried to quantify what all the Fed’s new money creation and related measures have accomplished. They conclude that unemployment today would be 0.13% higher without the radical measures and 1.0% higher if nothing at all had been done.

For some time, the Fed has been trying to demonstrate what its quantitative easing (new money creation in plain language) has accomplished. This has not been easy. In the first place, the results have been poor, far below what the Fed hoped for. In the second place, the Fed did not even have a theory to explain why it would work. Without a theory, it has been difficult to build a quantifiable model that would evaluate results.


Weather Alert

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Sidewalk Memorial Honors New Jersey Cop Killer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts taped to a brick wall.

Instead of honoring the officer, the memorial was for his killer. "Rest easy," ''Thug in peace" and "See u on the other side" friends wrote about Lawrence Campbell, who police say ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24/7 pharmacy. Officers returned fire, killing Campbell.

Visitors to the memorial would not give their names to The Associated Press. But Barbara Jones, Campbell's neighbor, told The Jersey Journey that the Campbell she knew was nothing like the man city officials say was lying in wait for officers to arrive before opening fire.


Jersey City mayor slams sidewalk memorial honoring cop killer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts taped to a brick wall.

Instead of honoring the officer, the memorial was for his killer. "Rest easy," "Thug in peace" and "See u on the other side" friends wrote about Lawrence Campbell, who police say ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24/7 pharmacy. Officers returned fire, killing Campbell.

Visitors to the memorial would not give their names to The Associated Press. But Barbara Jones, Campbell's neighbor, told The Jersey Journal that the Campbell she knew was nothing like the man city officials say was lying in wait for officers to arrive before opening fire.


Mexicans storm U.S. border – and document it [VIDEO]

Fellow Liberty Alliance member Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere tipped us off to this perplexing organized assault on the southern border near San Diego by hundreds of Mexicans.

Border officials say it was the first organized assault in this area. Participants grew combative, throwing rocks and bottles, and flashing gang signs. And oddly, documented all of it themselves on video for a blog site.


SFD Calls For Service 7-14-14

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Gary Johnson: ‘Abolish the IRS’

For 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the ongoing controversy at the Internal Revenue Service is further proof the agency should be eliminated.

“Imagine life without having to deal with the IRS,” Johnson told New Mexico Watchdog in an interview just two days after a new development in the IRS story, in which former IRS official Lois Lerner warned colleagues to be careful about what they write in emails amid congressional inquiries.

“None of it surprises me,” Johnson said. “To a higher degree or a lesser degree this is what happens when you have bureaucrats in charge that can manipulate the system any way they so choose.”

A federal judge on Thursday ordered IRS officials to explain under oath how Lerner’s emails disappeared and how they might be recovered.

“Come on, loss of emails? Give me a break,” Johnson said. “If that doesn’t outrage anybody who looks at this, then you’re out to lunch.”



‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process.

“It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas,according to the official transcript and video posted on the White House website.

“I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd. “I don't have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip. And I want to assure you, I’m really not that partisan of a guy.”


Arab American Group Urges Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urged all Arab and Muslims in the United States to boycott the Obama administration's celebration of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, arguing the president has condoned the killing of Palestinians in Gaza and the spying on some Americans based on their Muslim identities.

Like George W. Bush before him, Obama has hosted an Iftar dinner -- the meal after sunset that breaks the day of fasting -- each year he's been in office. Other federal agencies, including the State Department, also hold iftar dinners to commemorate the holiday.

The ADC, the nation's largest Arab American group, issued a statement citing both the administration's support for Israel's bombing campaign in response to airstrikes by the militant group Hamas as reasons not to participate in the administration's celebrations.


Black Protesters in Chicago Slam Obama as “Worst President Ever Elected”

President Obama assumed that he’d always have the support of the black community for his ridiculous progressive policies, but it appears he didn’t have things pegged as solidly as he originally believed.

Obama’s approval ratingshave been shrinking across the country for some time now, and they continue to fall steadily every day as more evidence comes to light demonstrating his ineptness as a leader, and the illegal activity he uses as a tool kit to help patch through executive orders to implement his agenda.

With a massive amount of resources being poured into caring for illegal immigrantscrossing the southern border at an alarming rate, black residents in Chicago, Obama’s home town, aren’t too happy with the president.


"Maryland Can't Afford to Promote Anthony Brown"

Poultry Inspection Modernization

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been exploring the modernization of its poultry inspection system for two decades – a system that was originally developed in the 1950s. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in 1997 reported that studies by the National Academy of Sciences, the General Accounting Office and USDA “have established the need for fundamental change in the USDA meat and poultry inspection program.”

A pilot program was then put in place in 1999 in 20 chicken plants, called the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project, or HIMP. It has since been studied, debated and reviewed in depth for more than a decade to assure its effectiveness as to how best modernize chicken inspection while improving food safety and protecting workers.

Because of the success of the pilot program over a 13 year period, USDA in 2012 proposed to give more chicken plants the option of operating under the modernized poultry inspection system.

Whether chicken plants operate under traditional poultry inspection or choose to opt in to this voluntary, modernized poultry inspection system, the end result is the same - rigorous food safety standards are applied to all chicken products and these products must meet or exceed these safety standards set forth by USDA in order to reach consumers.


The faux farmer in the Senate race in Iowa

Democrats reveal an identity crisis by pretending to be what they’re not

Several of the left’s favorite candidates this year have been caught getting creative with campaign biographies. Wendy Davis, running for governor in Texas, tried to stoke sympathy by telling of the hard times she faced as a teenage single mother. (She wasn’t one.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tried to pass as a Cherokee Indian. (She isn’t one.)

Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa, a Democrat, has taken this strategy to heart in his run for the state’s open Senate seat. While walking in 4th of July parade, Mr. Braley claimed to be a farmer — a useful addition to the resume of someone running for the U.S. Senate in the state of the tall corn.


Passers-by drag a carjacker out of the vehicle

A would-be carjacker got a taste of street justice when he tried to steal a vehicle with a woman and child inside, after a group of passers-by rushed to her aid, dragging him away and holding him down until the police arrived.

Ismael Hernandez, 21, is accused of getting into the car in a San Diego shoppers car park and attempting to drive off with the owner and her child still inside before crashing into a pole.

Video of the incident shows a group of men standing around the car hauling Hernandez out of the driver's seat and grabbing hold of the keys.


Military Fiancee Says She Found Vile Letter on Car Windshield Over Her ‘I Love My Soldier’ Bumper Sticker

A Georgia woman says she returned to her car earlier this month to find a vile letter on her windshield, targeting her over an “I love my soldier” bumper sticker that she had placed on her car to support her fiancé.

“I got in my car and noticed the paper on the windshield,” Ellen Wilson told WTVM-TV. “I drove off in case someone was watching, and then I grabbed it and read it and saw this lovely letter from this person.”

The unsigned letter criticized Wilson’s portrayal of her soon-to-be husband as a hero.


Little girl comes out of nowhere with legendary sign: “Honk if I’m paying…”

Our future is saddled with so much debt it’s redonkulous. Hopefully her sign made some people think twice.


Despite billiards w/ Obama, Col. guv won't host illegal immigrant kids

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

Governors of both parties expressed concerns about the cost to states, including providing public education for the children, according to those who attended the meeting. Burwell left the meeting through a side door without talking to reporters.

'Our citizens already feel burdened by all kinds of challenges. They don't want to see another burden come into their state,' said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat. 'However we deal with the humanitarian aspects of this, we've got to do it in the most cost-effective way possible.'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad were among the most vocal Republican critics. They seized on the administration's plans to place the children with friends or family members without checking on their immigration status.


Eric Holder’s Animus towards His Critics

Were you aware that your opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama is due at least in part because of your “racial animus,” and not because you disagree with their policies and abuse of their constitutional authority?

That, anyway, is Holder’s latest claim, which shows how disconnected the attorney general is from reality. It is also more evidence of something John Fund and I outline in our book, Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department, that Holder views the world through a racial prism that distorts his judgment.

Holder on Sunday also repeated the false claims he has made before about voter-ID laws preventing “[y]oung people, African Americans, Hispanics, [and] older people” from voting despite the years of evidence from states like Georgia and Indiana that turnout — including of minority and other voters — has gone up, not down, after they implemented their voter-ID laws.


16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what they’ve heard from families and friends. But then, they came here, to the grand old United States and their minds exploded. 


Dems double down on ‘monster of all abortion bills’

'They're trying to go back to the old 'war on women''

Only months before a pivotal national election in which Democrats are widely predicted to lose power in the Senate, they are attempting to pass a sweeping law that could nullify abortion restrictions in every state across the country.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings Tuesday on S. 1696, a bill called the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” which contains broad stipulations prohibiting any governments from restricting women’s access to abortions. The legislation was introduced on Nov. 13, 2013, is sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and now has 35 co-sponsors.

On Monday, the National Right to Life called the legislation as the “most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress.”

“It’s a big deal,” said David French, senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, a pro-life legal organization that focuses on constitutional law. “This is very similar to the Hobby Lobby legislation that the Senate Democrats are pushing. They’re trying to go back to the old ‘war on women,’ and drive single women, predominately, to the polls. Right now, what else are they running on?”


Residential Alarm Leads Troopers to Arrest Burglar

Lewes, DE – Troopers have arrested a Rehoboth Beach man after a residential alarm was set off at one of the locations he burglarized.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. Monday July 14, 2014 when troopers responded to Taramino Place Apartments in Lewes after a burglar alarm was activated in one of the units. Upon the trooper’s arrival, Richard M. Walls, 47 of Rehoboth Beach, was seen entering his black Pontiac Sunfire parked in a darkened corner of the parking lot behind the apartment complex. As he began to back out of the parking spot, troopers made contact with him and observed a flat screen television, a cable box, and controllers in the passenger’s seat. Also located in the center console was a frozen vanilla fudge drumstick ice cream treat that, after talking with the victim of one of the break-ins, confirmed it had been stolen from the freezer of his home along with the TV and cable box. Numerous other apartments were slightly damaged by pry marks to the rear doors, but entry was not made.

Richard Walls was taken into custody and transported back to Troop 7 where he was arrested for Burglary 2nd, four counts of Attempted Burglary 2nd, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft under $1,500.00, and five counts of Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $34,500.00 cash bond.

3 killed, 4 wounded Sunday in three D.C. shootings

Three people were killed in three separate shootings in the District on Sunday that injured another four people and brought the city’s homicide total up to 67, compared with 45 killings at this time last year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Two men were killed and a teenager injured in a shooting early Sunday at North Capitol and T streets. The three victims were found inside a vehicle around 1:20 a.m.

Donchell Thomas, 21, of Montgomery Village died shortly after being taken to a hospital. Police announced Sunday night that 20-year-old Derek Price of District Heights also died from his injuries.


Here’s Exactly Why the TSA Is Worried About Your Phone

Though the TSA recently outlined new security measures on U.S.-bound flights, the agency’s decision to target cell phones raises several questions about the policy’s specificity and effectiveness.

Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones were singled out for extra scrutiny, U.S. officials told Reuters, though Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson does not specifically name the two smartphones in TSA’s official statement. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official emphasized to TIME that the search will cover a wide range of electronic devices, and the inspection of items will be “not just focused on two manufacturers.”
Aviation and terrorism experts agree that if Apple and Samsung phones will indeed be checked more closely, then that decision is based on specific information gathered by U.S. intelligence.

“Somewhere, somehow, somebody has recovered those devices by those names, which were probably used in the process of developing an explosive that would be detonated by the use of one of those, or [U.S. officials] have first hand intelligence information,” said Glen Winn, an aviation security expert who has handled bomb threats.


Thursday, Aug. 7 Wicomico NAACP 9th annual Back-to-School Rally Salisbury Middle School

The Wicomico County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (WCNAACP) will host its 9th annual Back-to-School Rally from 12:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at Salisbury Middle School on Morris Street in Salisbury.

This rally encourages each child to begin the school year ready to work and learn. In addition to enjoying entertainment and a motivational speaker, each student will be given a bag of school supplies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Students from prekindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to receive school supplies. For more information, please contact Mary Ashanti at 410-543-4187.

The WCNAACP is accepting monetary donations or school supplies, with the goal of providing at least 300 students with supplies. Supplies can be delivered to Sojourner-Douglass College at 408 Coles Circle, Suite D, Salisbury. Monetary donations may be made by writing checks to Wicomico County NAACP; mail donations to Wicomico County NAACP, PO Box 1047, Salisbury, MD 21802.

The Awful Reason Florida Is Bulldozing One of the World’s Rarest Forests

The lush tropical canopies of pine rocklands exist only in South Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. But soon the Sunshine State will lose some of its remaining tracts of the imperiled ecosystem in Miami-Dade County, expelling wildlife and rare flora to make room for a new tenant: Walmart.

This month the University of Miami sold 88 acres of rockland to Ram, a Palm Beach County–based developer known for building strip malls and residential complexes. The Miami Herald reports that the company has allotted space for 900 apartments and 185,000 square feet for a Walmart, in addition to a Chick-fil-A, a Chili’s, and a fitness center.

Before the sale, the university and the developer agreed to preserve 40 acres of rockland. For environmentalists, it’s not nearly enough.

“You wonder how things end up being endangered? This is how,” Dennis Olle, a lawyer and a board member of Tropical Audubon and the North American Butterfly Association, told The Miami Herald. “This is bad policy and bad enforcement. And shame on UM.”


Watch The Inner Harbor Water Wheel Pull Trash From The Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore's water wheel, powered by water currents and the sun, permanently sits at the mouth of Jones Falls River in the Inner Harbor.

If you're wondering how it works, watch the video of the wheel pulling trash after a storm.


Department of Transportation Takes Wikimapping to the Boardwalk

Bicyclists of all levels asked to log routes and riding experiences

Dover --
Ranked between Wisconsin and Oregon, Delaware is the fourth most Bicycle Friendly State in 2014, according to the League of American Bicyclists, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continues to work toward the number one spot. Anthony Aglio, DelDOT Bicycle Coordinator explained some of the ways the department is working to climb up the rankings:

"Summertime in the beach communities of Sussex County is a great time to work on Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation," four of the five "Es" the League uses to determine the bicycle friendliness of a place, he said.

In addition to the dozen or so safety checkpoints and many local rides that happen annually at the beach, this summer DelDOT is working on a bike-mapping effort that will identify routes that cater to less-experienced cyclists. The goal is to get more people bicycling comfortably and safely and make Delaware an even more bicycle friendly state.

Police: Please Stop Pooping On Roofs Of Passing Trains

The police in Uxbridge, Massachusetts have a request. Someone out there is standing on train bridges and defecating on passing locomotives, and the police would like these people to stop.

The part where they ask folks to stop crapping on trains is drawing headlines, but the more serious issue is that some graffiti artists left their cans on the tracks, and authorities are worried that metal cans or other debris could cause a derailment. Cut it out, the police warned on their Facebook page. “I was told by a P&W [Providence & Worcester Railroad] engineer today that this type of activity could derail or damage the train,” explained a department representative. “At times the trains passing through carry hazardous materials, and if the train gets derailed it could cause a HUGE problem.” Even if the risk isn’t all that high, it’s still not cool to leave anything on railroad tracks.


Feds Investigate “Racist” Depiction of Obama as a Zombie

Making fun of the president is now considered a domestic threat requiring DOJ intervention

Following complaints by the NAACP, the Department of Justice is investigating a parade float, labeled “racist” by the Nebraska Democratic Party, which featured President Obama depicted as a zombie.

The float, which featured in last week’s July 4th annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska, depicted a zombie stood outside a hut adorned with the words “Obama Presidential Library.”

The Nebraska Democratic Party responded by describing the float as among the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”


Excuses Abound For Md. Campaign Report Failings

When it comes to getting out of late fines, Jared DeMarinis has nearly heard them all.

DeMarinis, the director of candidacy and campaign finance for the Maryland State Board of Elections, is the person candidates call when they receive notification the state is assessing them for failing to file timely campaign finance reports.

"I get a lot of phone calls telling me a lot of personal problems," DeMarinis said. "I know way too much about people's financial records or their health than I really want to."


Teen Suddenly And Horrifically Loses Her Life Over An iPhone Infraction

A young teen girl who had recently won an iPhone based on her hard earned school merit, promised her mother she would treat the prized possession with complete care. So when a mugger snatched it from the girl while she was walking her 7-year-old sister home from school, the Santa Ana, CA teen gave chase in pursuit of the thief for the item she had worked hard to earn.

The girl managed to jump on top of the trunk of the getaway car, a gray or silver Pontiac that had been waiting nearby, and hold on to the antenna, reports KCAL9.

But when the car swerved she was thrown off and hit her head. She suffered severe head trauma and died at the hospital from her injuries two days later.


Three Lowe’s Employees Come Through for Wounded Hero in Huge Way After the Federal Bureaucracy Failed

A military veteran who lost both of his legs in Vietnam says several employees at a Lowe’s hardware store came to his rescue earlier this month when his old wheelchair broke down.

Michael Sulsona wrote in the Staten Island Advance that on the evening of July 7, his wheelchair “fell apart” while shopping.

The veteran, who lost his legs after stepping on a land mine in 1971, added that the Veterans Administration had failed to provide him a new wheelchair in the past couple years.

“For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been told that I am not entitled to a spare wheelchair,” he wrote.


US Atty General Eric Holder criticizes Palin's call to impeach Obama

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took to ABC's 'This Week' Sunday morning to blast conservative personality and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, in response to her editorial calling for the impeachment of President Obama.

'She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate' said Holder on the political talk show, speaking to host George Stephanopoulos. 'She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.'

Holder's comments were responses to an editorial written by Palin and published last week, entitled 'It's Time to Impeach President Obama.'



Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more and more drastic behavior'

A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.”

“Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.”

Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants “total gun control,” provided to WND an analysis of some of Obama’s recent comments, specifically those from speeches in Minneapolis in late June.


War Hero, Olympian Zamperini Dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Zamperini , an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.

Zamperini's death was confirmed by Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses . A family statement released early Thursday said Zamperini had been suffering from pneumonia.

He is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," which is being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie and is scheduled for a December release by Universal.


Department of Agriculture Sends Misguided Fiasco of a Poultry Processing Rule to the White House

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sent its benighted poultry processing rule to the White House for final review. The millions of consumers who eat undercooked chicken at their peril and the beleaguered workers in these dank, overcrowded, and dangerous plants can only hope the President’s people come to their senses over there and kill this misguided fiasco.

Ordinarily, we would have hoped that Department of Labor secretary Tom Perez would have put his foot down before USDA proceeded with the final rule, but after months of pleas from the National Council of La Raza, African American labor advocates, trade unions, and consumer groups across the spectrum, he has remained aloof. Apparently, the economic needs of multi-billion dollar poultry processing companies that have brought us salmonella outbreak after salmonella outbreak will once again trump the needs of the consumers and workers, especially Hispanic and African American workers who, if they are lucky, manage to avoid cutting themselves too often on crowded assembly lines only to succumb to crippling ergonomic injuries a few years down the road.

USDA claims that the rule will “modernize” the food safety system with respect to poultry grown and slaughtered in the U.S. This claim has got to be one of the greatest misrepresentations launched by the government so far this year. Instead, the rule makes a pair of very bad changes that benefit an industry undeserving of the public’s trust: (1) it pulls hundreds of federal inspectors off the line at poultry plants so they won’t be able to check birds for feces, blood, and feathers and (2) it allows chicken producers like Foster Farms, Perdue, and Pilgrim’s Pride to speed the line up from 50-70 birds/minute to 175—or close to three birds every second.


‘A Threat to Internet Freedom’

The last few months have been critically important for the future of Internet freedom and access.

The concept of “network neutrality” has been so central to our experience of the Internet, and such a driving force for innovation and expression, that most of us have taken it for granted. This Op-Doc explains the basic idea: when you visit a website, the phone or cable company that provides Internet access shouldn’t get in the way. Information should be delivered to you quickly and without discriminating about the content.

Yet now the principle is under direct attack. On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission (whose chairman, Tom Wheeler, was formerly a leading lobbyist for the telecommunications industry) proposed troubling new rules: Internet service providers could split the flow of traffic into tiers, by offering priority treatment to big corporations who would pay higher fees. That would mean a fast lane for the rich and a dirt road for others, harming small businesses and users.

Meanwhile, telecom behemoths turn huge profits that increase their leverage. Through aggressive lobbying, they have managed to limit competition in 20 states.


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McAuliffe Puts GreenTech Fundraising Exec in Charge of Virginia Lottery

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed the director of fundraising for GreenTech Automotive to be deputy chief of the Virginia Lottery, despite the company currently being the target of multiple federal investigations.

Randy Wright, a longtime political supporter of McAuliffe, will receive a state salary of $115,000 in his new role according to

Wright, an 18-year Norfolk, Va., city councilman, served a central role in the controversial GreenTech Automotive use of the EB-5 visa program, which allowed foreign investors to receive visas in exchange for investment in the company, according to


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