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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Animals That Accidentally Saw You Naked (Part 1 of 2)

These are bound to make you smile



Upcoming Event

Event: Speaker Series provided by the Worcester County Tea Party

Speaker: Mary Beth Carozza - 38C Charles Otto - 38A & Carl Anderton, Jr - 38B

Topic: Working Together to Take Back the Lower Eastern Shore: The Three Maryland Republican Delegates for District 38

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time: Meeting begins at 7PM, doors open at 6:30PM

Location: Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room
235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811

Admission: FREE

For more information email WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, go to the web sitewww.worcestercountyteaparty.com or call 443-614-7214

The ‘Freaky’ Optical Illusion That Tricks Your Eyes by Pitting ‘Two Sources of Information Against Each Other’

A simple — yet “freaky” — optical illusion that is making its rounds on the Internet might have some individuals questioning the reliability of their own eyes.

The illusion shows two clock-like objects spinning. When an individual focuses on the right circle, the left appears to be spinning clockwise. However, once the individual focuses on the left circle, the right appears to spin clockwise.

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Gibbon taunts tigers

New York City Bus Trip


DeaR RuDDeRLeSS...

A limerick for Barry Jong Un
He likes to play golf and have fun
But unlike young Kim
His future looks dim
As respect for Dear Leader is none
The Limerick King

They're Not Dangerous



Lauren Bacall Dead At 89

Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall has died. She was 89 years old.

A family member revealed to the gossip site TMZ that the actress passed away Tuesday morning from a massive stroke at her home in California.

Bacall is best known for her role in Key Largo in 1948.

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Koko the Gorilla with Robin Williams

Ron Paul Slams Media MH17 "War Propaganda", Claims US "Knows A Lot More Than It's Telling Us"

Former Congressman Ron Paul warns the US government knows "more than it is telling" about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an apparent effort to provide some balance of opinion against what he calls "war propaganda", Paul issued the following succinct statement:

The U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a buk anti-aircraft missile.

The little that we have heard from U.S. intelligence is that it has no evidence that Russia was involved. Yet the war propaganda was successful in convincing the American public that it was all Russia’s fault. It’s hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine that precise proof of who did what and when is not available.


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5 RACE RIOTS IN OBAMA'S POST-RACIAL AMERICA

Riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer represent just the latest spate of race-based mass violence to break out in President Obama’s post-racial America. When Obama was elected in 2008, many Americans hoped that racial conflict in the country would calm. Instead, precisely the reverse seems to have occurred.

Not all riots across the country have been racial in nature, of course. Occupy Wall Street participated in riots repeatedly in 2011, and May Day protesters rioted in Santa Cruz in 2010 and Seattle in 2013, for example. There have also been repeated riots on college campuses over incidents ranging from sporting events to frat parties.

But with every controversial police shooting of a minority victim, the possibility of riots looms these days. That’s been true since well before President Obama took office, thanks to a racial grievance industry based on the tacit threat of violence. But President Obama has done little to tamp down that industry and much to energize it.

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The De-industrialization of America

Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced

Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free Trade.” The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which American workers face “direct global competition at almost every job level–from the machinist to the software engineer to the Wall Street analyst. Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by a lower-paid equally skilled worker thousands of miles away. American jobs are being lost not to competition from foreign companies, but to multinational corporations that are cutting costs by shifting operations to low-wage countries.” Roberts and Schumer challenged the correctness of economists’ views that jobs off-shoring was merely the operation of mutually beneficial free trade, about which no concerns were warranted.

The challenge to what was regarded as “free trade globalism” from the unusual combination of a Reagan Assistant Treasury Secretary and a liberal Democrat New York Senator caused a sensation. The liberal think-tank in Washington, the Brookings Institution, organized a Washington conference for Roberts and Schumer to explain, or perhaps it was to defend, their heretical position. The conference was televised live by C-Span, which rebroadcast the conference on a number of occasions.

Roberts and Schumer dominated the conference, and when it dawned on the audience of Washington policymakers and economists that something might actually be wrong with the off-shoring policy, in response to a question about the consequences for the US of jobs off-shoring, Roberts said: “In 20 years the US will be a Third World country.”

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Department of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors 'Entitled to' Public Education

The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally.

“We have begun to receive inquiries regarding educational services for a specific group of immigrant children who have been in the news – children from Central America who have recently crossed the U.S. - Mexico border,” the Department of Education explains.

“This new fact sheet provides information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States and local educational agencies (LEAs) in connection with such students, and the existing resources available to help educate all immigrant students – including children who recently arrived in the United States,” it adds.

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Congressman On Mission To Disarm Federal Agencies

A Utah congressman wants to strip federal agencies of their paramilitary power, which is increasingly being used to intimidate American citizens, he says, destroying whatever small level of trust the people still have in their government.

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, introduced HR 4934, also called the Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act or RAD, in late June and it has since gained more than 30 co-sponsors in the House.

“When we get back to Washington (from August break) we’ll get right back to working on this RAD bill because people know it’s just so unnecessary for the federal government to have this kind of power,” Stewart told WND. “You’ve really got to twist yourself into a pretzel to defend this type of power.”

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The Fed Is Not Your Friend

During the last 64 months “buying the dips” has been a fabulously successful proposition. As shown in the sizzling graph of the NASDAQ 100 below, at it recent peak just under 4,000 this index of the high-growth, big cap non-financials stood at an astonishing 3.5X its March 2009 low. Moreover, during that 64 month period, there were but five minor market corrections—-the three largest reflecting just a 7-8% dip from the previous interim high. And as the index closed upon its current nosebleed heights, the dips became increasingly shallower, meaning that the reward for buying setbacks came early and often.

So yesterday’s 2% dip will undoubtedly be construed as still another buying opportunity by the well-trained seals and computerized algos which populate the Wall Street casino. But that could be a fatal mistake for one overpowering reason: The radical monetary policy experiment behind this parabolic graph is in the final stages of its appointed path toward self-destruction.

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Jury Convicts Md. Man Of Exports To Iran

GREENBELT — A Maryland man has been convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran.

Prosecutors said Monday that a federal grand jury convicted 34-year-old Ali Saboonchi of Parkville after a two-week trial.

Prosecutors say Saboonchi conspired with others to export products to Iran in violation of a U.S. trade embargo. Prosecutors say the goods included stainless steel filter elements, which are used primarily in the oil and gas industry, as well as liquid pumps and valves and other industrial parts.

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click HERE to see the original press release from ICE 

US Postal Service: Over $47 Billion In Losses In The Past Decade; $44 Billion Capital Deficiency

Curious what pure, unadulterated government efficiency in practice, if not in theory, looks like? Then the following chart of USPS operating profits, pardon, losses over the past decade should be sufficient. The punchline: having generated revenues of nearly $700 billion in the past 40 quarters, the USPS has been bleeding red ink more or less consistently since 2006, and has now generated just over $47 billion in operating losses over the past ten years.

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO CLOSE RIGHT LANE ON EASTBOUND US 50 AT THE HARRY KELLEY DRAWBRIDGE FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

(August 12, 2014) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the right lane on eastbound US 50 (Ocean Gateway) prior to the Harry Kelley Bridge over the Sinepuxent Bay on Wednesday. Crews will close the right lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists may choose to use MD 90 as an alternate route.

The single lane closure is necessary for crews to make repairs and perform maintenance to the drawbridge, which will ensure proper operation of the bridge during openings and closings.

SHA’s contractor for the $5,000 repairs and maintenance is Covington Machine and Welding of Annapolis.

More Than $800 Million in Projects and New Services Underway in 2014 Thanks to the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013

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Baltimore Region Groundbreakings:

Eastern Shore Groundbreakings:

Washington Region Groundbreakings:

Southern Maryland Groundbreakings:
  • $4.4 million – MD 4 widening project between MD 235 and Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge in St. Mary’s County (started in April)

BWI Marshall Airport:

Transit Service Started in 2013:
  • $139.5 million – Replacing Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Kirk Avenue Bus Facility(Kirk Facility) in northeast Baltimore City ($74.7 million for Phase II was made possible thanks to the Transportation Investment Act). The two-phase project will replace the 66-year-old Kirk Facility with two new buildings: a Maintenance Building (Phase I - $64.8 million) and the Transportation and Storage Building (Phase II - $74.7 million)
    (started in November 2013)
  • $46 million – MARC weekend service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
    (started December 2013)
  • $132 million (FY 2014 - 2019) – Operating grants for local bus service including Baltimore CityCharm City Circulator, Prince George’s County The Bus, and Montgomery County Ride On(started in 2013)

Check Out This Dashboard Cam Video From MSP

Nanny Pleads Guilty To Stealing $400K From Couple

A Montgomery County nanny is looking at 20 years in prison for stealing over $400,000 from her employers.

Kadiatu Sahid Kamara, 50, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and identity theft in connection to a scheme in which she wrote herself approximately 118 checks from her employer’s account totaling $431, 542.

Court records show Kamara was a nanny caring for the children of a Montgomery County couple from 2011 to 2013. During that time she had unauthorized access to the couple’s money market account and forged signatures on checks which she deposited into her own account.

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WCSO Press Releases 8/12/2014

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 11 August 2014
Location: 9000 block of Jarrett Drive, Hebron, MD
Suspect: Aaron Benjamin Pittman, 19,Salisbury, MD            
Narrative: On 11 August 2014 at 8:00 AM a deputy arrested Aaron Pittman in connection with a felony assault he allegedly perpetrated at a residence in the 9000 block of Jarrett Drive in Hebron. In this incident,Pittman reportedly entered the residence while brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and confronted the three occupants. During the investigation, the deputy learned that the confrontation stemmed from the fact that one of the individuals in the residence had ceased purchasing marijuana from Pittman. The deputy was informed that all three individuals believed that their lives were being threatened by Pittman who was making statements to shoot his would- be client if money was not exchanged.  The deputy applied for and obtained a warrant for the arrest of Pittman. Upon arrest the deputy transported Pittman 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 Pittman in lieu of $50,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Handgun on Person and Reckless Endangerment


Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 11 August 2014
Location: 1000 block of East Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Keandra L. Hargis, 25,Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 11 August 2014 at 3:00 PM a deputy responded to an apartment complex in the 1000 block of East Road for a reported domestic related altercation involving a firearm. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female who informed the deputy that her child’s father, Keandra Hargis,brandished a handgun during an argument. During the ensuing altercation, both the female and Keandra began to struggle for control of the firearm during which the firearm discharged. The female subject then managed to safely exit the apartment.  Responding deputies located witnesses upon arrival that reported hearing the discharge of the firearm.  Hargis was located at an adjacent property and taken into custody. Upon transportation to the Central Booking Unit, Hargis was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner.Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Hargis in the Detention Center in lieu of $125,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence and Reckless Endangerment



Incident: “Most Wanted” Arrest
Date of Incident: 11 August 2014
Location: 1000 block of Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Jonathan Jacob Decker, 25,Salisbury
Narrative: On 11 August 2014 at 12:25 PM, Jonathan Decker was arrested after information was received via Crime Solvers of his location.Decker had previously been featured on WBOC’s “Delmarva Life” as one of Wicomico County’s Most Wanted.  Decker was being sought on two Circuit Court Bench Warrants. One was issued following his failure to appear for an Assault 2nddegree case and the other was issued following his violation of the conditions of his release on bond.  Decker was detained in the Detention Center without bond pending an appearance in front of a Circuit Court judge.
Charges: Failure to Appear and Violation of Conditions of Release

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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  12 August 2014

Sheriff's Department Explains Robin Williams Death

Robin Williams Hung Himself.

Personal assistant found him.

Motorist Photographs Off-Duty Cop as She Pulls Gun While Driving Down Freeway

A photo posted to facebook shows an off-duty LAPD officer allegedly brandishing a pistol while driving on the eastbound 60 Freeway, east of downtown Los Angeles.

The photo was taken Thursday and then posted to the ABC 7 facebook page.

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WATCH LIVE: News conference on death of Robin Williams

Marin County Sheriff's Office briefs press on circumstances surrounding Robin Williams' death at 2 p.m. ET. WATCH LIVE on Fox News and FoxNews.com.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2553193403001/#sp=watch-live

WBI Press Release 8-12-14

 

SFD Calls For Service 8-11-2014

  • Monday August, 11 2014 @ 21:29Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday August, 11 2014 @ 20:37Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday August, 11 2014 @ 18:06 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: E College Ave & S Division St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday August, 11 2014 @ 17:27Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday August, 11 2014 @ 16:04Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Let's Take A Bite Out Of Local Crime

The picture is a hitch cover I've had for about 2 years. Its been in my red Ford F-150 super crew. Somebody stole it. What kind of person would do that. I am heart broken. Could you please post this so the thief might be afraid to sport it around town. I have never seen one like it before and got it at a dog show. Thank you!

Partisan divide seen in federal judges' Obamacare votes

Appointees of Democrats, Republicans act predictably in health care law court challenges

Predicting whether Obamacare survives its latest battery of court challenges could be as easy as looking at the judges making the decisions — and the presidents who appointed them.

A Washington Times analysis of the votes cast by dozens of federal judges in appellate courts since the 2010 law was enacted shows that while Democratic and Republican appointees were evenly represented in the cases, they differed dramatically in how they ruled.

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Busy “Pipeline” Migrant Route Makes Texas Town Hub for Human Smuggling

Easy highway access and a frontier lawlessness has transformed Falfurrias.

FALFURRIAS, Texas — Wyatt Hollek maneuvers his four-wheel-drive truck along a rutted sandy road and stops at a small, fenced-off enclosure where a mesquite tree provides shade to a dripping water pipe. Last Thanksgiving, Hollek found a dead woman tied to the tree trunk, her pants and underwear wrapped around her ankles. A Honduran ID card had been neatly placed next to her head, which lay face down in the sand.

“They just keep coming,” said Hollek, the 26-year-old manager of the Los Compadres Ranch, which grazes cattle and offers quail hunting. “They all just want to get to Houston, and a lot of them die trying.”

Tens of thousands of migrants from Central America have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border this year and have surrendered to U.S. Border Patrolagents. The agents can’t immediately deport those from countries that don’t share a border with the U.S. so many Central American migrants believe they stand a better chance of staying if they go through the legal procedure of requesting asylum. (Related: “Texas Church Becomes Oasis for Central American Migrants, Their Children”)

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Expert on Ebola Threat: US Officials in 'Denial,' 'Don't Want to Worry About It'

A top public health expert said U.S. officials are not prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak and do not even want to plan for contingencies.

Days after experts said an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. may be "inevitable," Dr. Jane Orient, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said, "there are just many things about this virus that we do not know and yet we are assuming that it is not going to affect us here."

"I don't think that we are prepared at all," she said on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "You would hope that the public health authorities are on high alert and they are going to let you know immediately if something happens. But I just don't see that. The public health people that I've talked to just don't want to worry about it."

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Washington Post: GOP Senate Takeover 'Better-Than-50/50'

Republicans can virtually "bank" on three of the six seats they need to capture the Senate, and a GOP takeover of the chamber is "a better-than-50/50 proposition," The Washington Post reported.

Besides being able to count on wins in Montana, West Virginia, and South Dakota, the GOP is "competitive" in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, and North Carolina, the Post said.

Louisiana and Arkansas seem particularly risky for Democrats. In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu will likely face a runoff after the Nov. 4 election. In Arkansas, GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton leads in some polls over Sen. Mark Pryor.

"Republicans have enough races within the margin of error to think that even the slightest national breeze blowing in their favor — and that wind looks likely to be there — will be enough to push them over the top," the Post's Chris Cillizza wrote.

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NEW SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MARYLAND KINDERGARTEN AND 7TH GRADE STUDENTS

Baltimore, MD --State and local officials have been working since last year to prepare Maryland parents and schools for new school immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade this fall.  All kindergartners must have had two chickenpox (varicella) vaccinations.  All 7th graders must receive a pertussis booster (Tdap) and dose of meningitis vaccines.  School officials and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) are urging parents to make sure their child is appropriately immunized against these diseases prior to the start of school.  Children may be excluded from school if they do not have these vaccinations.

“We have spent the past year helping parents and schools prepare for these school immunization requirements,"  said Dr. Laura Herrera, Deputy Secretary for DHMH Public Health Services.  "We want to be sure all Maryland children start the school year with up-to-date vaccinations and are ready to learn.”

Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest triumphs.  With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy-- not even the creation of antibiotics--has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease.  Despite the availability of safe and effective immunizations, thousands of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases occur in the United States every year.  Consider the following facts about varicella, pertussis and meningitis:

  • Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that can be spread before a person knows they have the disease.
  • Chickenpox can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and brain damage.
  • One out of five people who get meningococcal meningitis experience serious complications, such as the loss of limb(s), permanent hearing loss, or mental impairment.
  • In recent years, adolescents (11-18 yrs) and adults (19 yrs and older) have accounted for an increasing proportion of pertussis cases.
  • Infants who are at highest risk for complications and death due to pertussis are often infected by older siblings, parents or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.

In preparation for the new requirements, local health departments are holding special back-to-school clinics throughout the state.  Parents should call their doctor or local health department to learn if their child needs any of the school-required vaccinations and make arrangements to receive the missing vaccines so their child will not be excluded from school.

The Complete Annotated History Of US Presidents Bombing Iraq Back Into The Middle Ages

What else is there to add here, it is simple really: if need i) distraction from domestic scandal, ii) a ready source of emergency offshore oil or pushing US E&P companies to drill, or iii) a script for a Hollywood movie provisionally titled "Wag the dog", then just bomb the living crap out of Iraq. Even US presidents (all of them beginning with the first Bush) have figured it out.

Behold, the biggest contribution to the civilized world by the US military-industrial complex and their administration puppets:
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Operation Provide Comfort I and II
  • Operation Southern Watch
  • Operation Desert Strike
  • Operation Northern Watch
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Operation Southern Focus
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation New Dawn
  • Operation [Provide Humanitarian Aid]
P.S. Dear Iraqi people, our condolences.
Source: WSJ 

Cruz: ‘We Need To Abolish The IRS’

AMES, Iowa — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and past caucus winners Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee addressed more than 1,000 evangelical voters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames. Though the state’s kickoff caucuses are over a year away, all wanted to impress Christian conservative voters, who traditionally influence the caucuses because they tend to be organized and motivated to participate.

Cruz, a Tea Party darling, repeatedly drew listeners to their feet with a fiery speech that took shots at President Barack Obama and extoled traditional Christian values.

“We need to stand unambiguously for the commonsense conservative principles shared by the vast majority of Americans,” Cruz said as he criticized the national health care law, national education standards and other initiatives disliked by many conservatives.

“We need to stand for life,” he said. “We need to stand for marriage. We need to abolish the IRS. We need to repeal Obamacare. We need to repeal Common Core.”

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EPA chief wants schools to teach man-made global warming so kids will feel threat, take action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy wants America’s K-12 schools to teach man-made climate change as a scientific fact and in such a way that students feel personally affected by the threat and inspired to become environmental activists.

McCarthy, who was appointed to her post as EPA chief in June 2013, made the announcement in a puff interview with IrishAmerica.com.

When asked by the news site if climate change should be part of the educational system, McCarthy answered, “Very much so.”

The bureaucrat continued:

I think part of the challenge of explaining climate change is that it requires a level of science and a level of forward thinking and you’ve got to teach that to kids.

People didn’t have a sense of how dramatic climate change really is, and what it means for all of us. So that’s been a challenge. But what’s great about renewables is that when you put a solar panel on the roof of a school, you change the entire dynamic of education for the students. It’s hands-on.

When you wanted to get people active in the environmental world a while ago it was recycling, because you could do it yourself. Part of the challenge today is to make all of these things [affecting climate change] personal enough so that people can get engaged and get active, and feel like there are things we can do together. That’s the hump we need to cross in climate control and I think we’re doing that. I really do, I think people are getting active and engaged.

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MSP Berlin Barrack DUI Press Release 8-12-14


THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS

1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."
2. "Its lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during siesta time -- this should be banned."

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I dont like spicy food."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price."

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."

7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax ."

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

10. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."

12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair."

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

14. "The brochure stated: No hairdressers at the resort. We are trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."

15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners."

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes."

19. "My fiancee and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

District 2 Councilmember Vacancy – 8/8/14

Requirements: Shall have resided in the City of Salisbury for at least one year immediately preceding the date of vacancy; reside within the boundaries of District 2 on the date of application and will continue to reside therein during the term to which appointed (term expires November 3, 2015); must be at least 21 years of age; and shall be a qualified registered voter of the City of Salisbury. (Salisbury Charter §SC2-2).

To be considered for appointment: submit a letter of interest and resume to: Office of the City Clerk, City of Salisbury, 125 N. Division St., Room 305, Salisbury MD 21801. Must be postmarked by Thursday, August 21, 2014 and received by the City Clerk (410-548-3140) no later than noon on Monday, August 25, 2014 whether mailed, emailed (knichols@citylivingsalisbury.com.), faxed (410-548-3781) or hand delivered. EOE

OCPD DETECTIVES CLOSE MUNICIPAL BUS ARMED ROBBERY CASE

Ocean City Police Major Crimes detectives, with assistance from the York County, PA United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, have arrested three suspects involved in the robbery of a municipal bus driver in the early morning hours of June 14, 2014.
On June 14, at approximately 1 a.m., Ocean City police responded to an assault that had already occurred at Worcester Street and Baltimore Avenue on a municipal bus. Officers determined that three male subjects boarded the bus and a verbal altercation ensued with the bus driver. As the argument escalated, the suspects assaulted the bus driver, robbed him of several bus tickets and fled the scene. The bus driver was treated on scene by Ocean City EMS and transported to Atlantic General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
In July a Worcester County Grand Jury indicted the following three suspects for armed robbery: Marquez Quaran Ellis, 19; Josiah Louis Mincer III, 18; and Jaleel Lee Henderson, 18. All suspects are from York, PA. Ocean City detectives, with assistance from the York County, PA United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested all three suspects in the York, PA area without incident.
Mincer has since been extradited back to Maryland and is currently being held at the Worcester County Jail awaiting trial. Henderson and Ellis are both currently being held in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

These Two Businesses Did NOT Get Looted… Can You Guess Why?

While scores of businesses in Ferguson were being looted by out of control rioters Sunday night, a couple of them went the evening without incident.

If you’re wondering why, then check out the following picture for the answer.

Nobody is robbing St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio anytime soon. Or County Guns, for that matter.

The two north county businesses share a storefront in a Florissant strip mall less than ten minute drive from the epicenter of last night’s riots in Ferguson.

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WING SUITER MEETS HIS MAKER

WHO Warns "No End In Sight" As 170 Ebola Healthcare Workers Now Infected

"The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight," is the ominous warning this morning from the World Health Organization. The WHO statement confirmed that a stunning 170 health-care workers (the ones covered from head to toe in protective garments) have been infected with Ebola and at least 81 have died. "Treatment facilities are oveflowing," they note as they prepare to hold an emergency meeting today on experimental therapies. But apart from that, as Western media says, it is contained and does not pose a risk to Americans...

Excerpted from WHO Statement:

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment.

The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, have only recently returned to political stability following years of civil war and conflict, which left health systems largely destroyed or severely disabled.

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Obama On The "Sacrifice" Of "No Vacations" In His Own Words

A few weeks after none other than a suddenly critical NYT took on the topic  of a "tone-deaf" president's vacation days during times of domestic and global crises, the topic of Obama's vacationing days during the twilight of his presidential career, one already marked with near record low approval ratings, has suddenly become mainstream media fodder.

Entier Reuters, which takes up NYT torch as follows:

President Barack Obama gave Americans an update on U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium on the White House lawn with Marine One, the presidential helicopter, parked in the background.

Four hours later, he offered an altogether different tableau: a golf game with friends at a lush course on Martha's Vineyard, the upscale Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week vacation.

contrasting scenes, which quickly sparked some hostile commentary from critics, illustrate the dilemma of taking time off when you are the most powerful leader in the world and, by definition, handling major issues all the time.

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Maryland Lottery Sales Slide As Casino Revenue Surges

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, the agency that oversees gambling in Maryland reported Monday.

The increase comes as lottery sales dropped about 1.7 percent to $1.7 billion, contributing $521.1 million in revenue to the state’s general fund. Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, said the lower lottery sales are attributable to the growth in Maryland’s casino industry.

“A reduction in traditional lottery revenue occurred last fiscal year, but that money combined with Education Trust Fund proceeds from casinos produced an overall increase in gaming revenue to the state,” Martino said.

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Back To Why I LOVE West Ocean City

This weekend our Grandson caught 56 Crabs and a neighbor stopped by and gave us four Mahi Mahi Steaks. The only thing missing was some fresh Clams from the Assawoman Bay. 

How sweet it is to be out of Wicomico County.

Here's Why Wages Might Rise Despite Millions Of Unemployed Being Available For Work

Tragically, the inability of our institutions to impart the skills required by the emerging economy hobble not just the unemployed but employers.

A reader recently offered a compelling reason why total compensation costs (wages plus benefits/payroll taxes) could rise even in a stagnant economy with millions available for work: many of those who have been out of work for a long time (or have yet to hold a formal job) are unqualified by experience and professionalism to perform the work that is available.

This is a complex topic, so let's separate the key issues.

1. Inability to perform the available work successfully on a sustained basis is a problem across the entire spectrum from low-skill to high skill. On the face of it, just about anyone who isn't disabled should be able to do low-skill farm labor such as harvesting fruits and vegetables, etc.

But anecdotal evidence suggests many unemployed Americans are incapable of doing this kind of demanding physical labor on a sustained basis: stories abound of native-born Americans working in the fields for a few hours or days and then giving up.

At the higher-skill end of the spectrum, those who have been out of work for years may find that their skillset has been leapfrogged by technology, and it's cheaper/more efficient for employers to poach workers from competitors than it is to train workers who lack the specific skills needed.

The American Model of "Growth": Overbuilding and Poaching  (November 19, 2013)

Though it may seem counter-intuitive to non-employers, it's actually cheaper and lower risk to pay a higher salary to poach a competitor's employee because you can be confident the employee can start producing value on Day One, where if you hire a long-unemployed worker, you are taking the risk the person has lost the ability to perform at a high level, and you're taking on the expense and time required to retrain them.

Training takes time and investment, and it's easier to hire employees from competitors than invest the time/money in training new employees.

Andre Rieu - I Will Follow Him: REMEMBER THESE ARE NUNS

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In the Wake of CDC Anthrax Release, Even More Errors Involving Deadly Pathogens Are Discovered

Earlier this month, we ran a report on the CDC anthrax blunder. As if that weren't bad enough, there have been additional exposures since we posted that report. This time, it involved the shipment of live, highly contagious, and deadly H5N1 avian influenza samples.

As previously reported, as many as 841 scientists and staff members at a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) biolab were exposed to live anthrax in June. The live pathogen had been sent from a higher-security facility.

Biosafety protocols were apparently not followed at either of the facilities. The anthrax sample was supposed to have been inactivated prior to transfer, but due to multiple protocol breaches, it was still "live" upon arrival.

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Additional Charges Filed in Red Lion Chase Investigation

Bear - After continued investigation and review, Delaware State Police Detectives have filed additional charges in connection to a Trooper being shot in his protective body armor, during a search warrant execution at a residence in Red Lion Chase, Bear last Wednesday.

John E. Greenlee-50 turned himself in to State Police Detectives at Troop 2 earlier this morning to face 9 additional charges in connection with the incident. He was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (7 counts).

John E. Greenlee was arraigned and released after posting $42,501.00 Secured Bond.

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 8-11-14

Glinda Mae Foxwell of Princess Anne, arrested 7-30-14 on warrants regarding theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit theft. Foxwell was later released on personal recognizance.

Reed Douglas McDowell of Crisfield, criminal summons served 7-31-14 for trespassing. McDowell was released on signature pending court actions.

Liza Marie Greene of Salisbury, arrested 7-31-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Greene was held on a $1,063.00 bond.

Durand Steven Carter of Salisbury, arrested 7-31-14 on a warrants regarding contempt of court, and failing to appear in court. Carter was held on a $5,000 bond.

Brian Lamont Waters of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for telephone misuse.  Waters was released on signature pending court actions.

Robert Lee Taylor of Princess Anne, arrested 8-6-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Taylor was later turned over to the Princess Anne Police Department.

Caprice Lynnette Trotter of Delmar, arrested 8-6-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Trotter was later released after posting a $500.00 bond.

William James Taylor of Crisfield, arrested 8-8-14 on a parole retake warrant. Taylor was held at the Eastern Shore Correctional Facility.

Cynthia Diana Lowe of Crisfield, arrested 8-9-14 on a warrant for CDS violations. Lowe was later released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.