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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Pentagon Gave Nearly Half A Billion Dollars Of Military Gear To Local Law Enforcement Last Year

The events in Ferguson, Missouri this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America's small town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town--of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off against unarmed protesters--look like images we're used to seeing from places like Gaza, Turkey, or Egypt, not from a midwestern suburb of 21,000 people.

One of the ways police departments have armed themselves in recent years is through the Defense Department's excess property program, known as the 1033 Program. It "permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs)," according to the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center.

The 1033 program has transferred more than $4.3 billion in equipment since its inception in 1997. In 2013 alone it gave nearly half a billion dollars worth of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, according to the program's website.

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What Is The Main Ingredient of WD-40?

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
No Cheating.....WD-40 ~ Who knew!

I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup.
I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).

I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do ..... probably nothing until Monday morning since nothing was open.

Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.

It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I was impressed! WD-40 who knew?

"Water Displacement #40".

The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.

WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego
Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'Water Displacement' Compound. They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.

The 'Convair Company' bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40
that would hurt you.

When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove-top. It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stove-tops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York , it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture,
allowing the engine to start.

My discovery, Ants don't like it..................
P.S.
As for that Basic, Main Ingredient.......
Well.... it's FISH OIL....
Now This Is Definitely Worth SHARING!!

Raw Video: New Black Panther Party, Protesters Take Over Ferguson Police Chief’s News Conference

Protesters and members of the New Black Panther Party took over what was supposed to be Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson’s press conference Thursday regarding the ongoing unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

A crowd gathered inside the Ferguson fire department as New Black Panther Party leader Hashim Nzinga addressed the crowd, mostly focusing his anger on President Barack Obama.

“This is a shame that as we speak the president of United States is talking to Russia, he’s talking to China, he’s talking to North Korea, he’s talking to Iraq and the Middle East about treating their people better,” he said. “But as he look out the window at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he’s watching the black man, who built the White House, shot down like dogs.

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Are There No Hard Limits On Financial Finagling?

The hard limits are hidden, and we will discover them only when it's too late to modify the self-destructive behavior and policies we've pursued as "safe" and "forever."

Why do hard limits matter? Because we only change when we've run up against them. Those extra few pounds we've put on? Humans being what they are, few change their behavior before the heart attack: the extra pounds stimulate high-minded attempts at reform that are soon abandoned as too painful and difficult. It takes the hard limit of a heart attack--change your diet and fitness or die--to actually trigger transformative changes.

This same dynamic is repeated throughout human life: debt piles up and we reckon we can maintain our Status Quo lifestyle with a consolidation loan, etc., but the only thing that really forces transformative change in spending/saving behavior is the hard limit of no more credit/bankruptcy.

Life without hard limits is a series of phony reforms to placate critics, fudged numbers, self-serving justifications and doing whatever is necessary in terms of appearances to keep doing what we're doing: make a show of skipping dessert in front of others, and then consume a carton of ice cream at home when nobody's looking.

Milford Police Department To Conduct DUI Patrols Tonight

Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Milford Police Department to conduct DUI patrols tonight — choose your ride. #DriveSoberDE

Md. Man Dies In Late-Night Swim

ASSATEAGUE — A Rockville, Md. man drowned in the surf at the Assateague Island National Seashore after taking a late-night swim in the ocean in a remote area of the Over-Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone near the 24-kilometer marker.

Around 11:30 p.m. last Saturday, two Rockville men were on the beach when Oniruddo Somroy, 28, decided to take a late night dip in the dark ocean. A short time later, Somroy’s friend on the beach heard the victim in distress.

According to Assateague Island National Seashore Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education Liz Davis, the friend on the beach went into the water to help and spent about 45 minutes looking for his friend before calling 911. Two park rangers responded and drove to the area where Somroy was reported missing in the ocean. The rangers searched reportedly entered the water and found him unresponsive in the ocean near the water’s edge.

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The Oil Market QE Premium Is Coming out of Price

The Fed Giveth & Taketh with Policy
The Fed may pat themselves on the back for creating the ‘wealth effect’ in stocks, and hope like heck that some of this wealth trickled down and through the rest of the economy, but it is quite evident what the Fed giveth on one hand they taketh away on the other hand in terms of higher oil and commodities prices [7] like gasoline prices.
EIA Fundamental Analysis
Remember last year when the EIA`s average price for the year was supposed to be by the fundamentals at around $93 a barrel, and oil basically stayed most of the year above $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices stayed elevated way beyond the fundamentals of weak demand and robust supplies [8]. Well consumers have the Federal Reserve to thank for this market outcome as it is obvious looking now as QE is winding down so is the price of oil, as the QE premium [9] comes out of the market, prices are going back to where they started before the injection of $85 Billion of asset purchases that ended up injecting $20 a barrel premium in the price of oil, and the resultant carry over higher prices in gasoline for consumers.

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First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico Border

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) -- The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.

Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month, Texas National Guard Master Sgt. Ken Walker of the Joint Counterdrug Task Force said Thursday.

Several guardsmen were seen Thursday afternoon manning an observation tower along the busy road leading to the Hidalgo International Bridge.

This first batch of soldiers was specifically trained to man such observation towers in the area belonging to local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Walker said. They will serve as extra eyes on the border and report suspicious activity to authorities.

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Fellow Democrats keep their distance from Obama — lonely fundraiser in chief

Vulnerable candidates avoid prolific moneymaker Obama ahead of midterm elections

President Obama remains his party’s biggest moneymaker, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars per person at 79 Democratic fundraisers during his second term, but analysts say he has run into the embarrassing situation that also bedeviled his predecessor: vulnerable members of his own party keeping their distance.

Republicans have pounced on the fact that high-profile Democrats up for re-election, such as Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, have opted not to appear with the president even when he is in their own backyard.

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Lone Qualifying White Marlin Wins $1.2M; Heaviest Blue Marlin Worth $511K

OCEAN CITY — After a remarkably slow start, the 2014 hits its stride by mid-week last week with the big money fish in the two glamour divisions hitting the scale on Thursday.

The tuna division was all wrapped up on Monday of Marlin Week, as was the shark division. The winning wahoo was caught on Tuesday and the winning dolphin was caught on Wednesday, but going in to last Thursday with most boats still having two fishing days remaining, the drama in the white marlin and blue marlin divisions unfolded in a couple of hours.

There were 411 white marlin caught and released during the tournament with just 12 boated and brought to the scale, for a 97-percent release rate. On day one alone, there were 100 white marlin caught and released, setting a tone for the first three days of the tournament. A handful were weighed and came up just short. The same situation played out in the blue marlin division, where a 454-pounder was the very first fish weighed on Monday.

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Criticism as Obama, Clintons Party While Ferguson Erupts in Riots

President Obama is being criticized for vacationing and partying with the Clintons in Martha's Vineyard as protests, and in some cases riots, continue to engulf Ferguson, Missouri after local police shot teenager Michael Brown.

With but few words from Obama about the death of 18-year old Michael Brown, the president continues his vacation in Martha's Vineyard, even attending a birthday party on Wednesday night. According to a White House press release, "a good time was had by all."

But as criticism rolled in over Obama's revelry as the situation in Ferguson continues to boil over, the White House insisted that everything was well in hand and Obama was staying informed about the situation.

Via Twitter, the White House reported, "The President was briefed tonight by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder on the situation in Ferguson."

Many Twitter users were not mollified by these assurances from the White House.

John R. Stanton, for instance, tweeted, "Obama and Clinton hugging it out in the Hamptons while no part of their country burns."

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Coffee With Your Coucil


Bloomberg Money Fails to Defeat Milwaukee Pro-Gun Sheriff

On August 12, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents went to the polls and handed pro-gun rights Sheriff David Clarke a victory.

Breitbart News reported former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had dumped $150,000 into the race in hopes of defeating "Clarke's conservative pro-gun policies."

This is quite similar to the outcome Bloomberg faced after pumping far more money--$350,000--into the 2013 Colorado recall elections in support of the state senators who heaved gun control onto the backs of Coloradans.

Bloomberg's money did not secure a victory and senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) were defeated.

The outcome was so bad for gun control proponents that Governor John Hickenlooper (D) asked Bloomberg not to get involved in the third recall effort, which ended with state senator Evie Hudak (D-Dist. 19) resigning.

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Black Man Goes on EPIC Rant Against Ferguson Rioters

14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Did you know that a major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008? If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn’t even hear about it. Just prior to the last stock market crash, a massive amount of money was pulled out of junk bonds. Now it is happening again.

In fact, as you will read about below, the market for high yield bonds just experienced “a 6-sigma event”. But this is not the only indication that the U.S. economy could be on the verge of very hard times. Retail sales are extremely disappointing, mortgage applications are at a 14 year low and growing geopolitical storms around the world have investors spooked. For a long time now, we have been enjoying a period of relative economic stability even though our underlying economic fundamentals continue to get even worse. Unfortunately, there are now a bunch of signs that this period of relative stability is about to end. The following are 14 reasons why the U.S. economy’s bubble of false prosperity may be about to burst…

#1 The U.S. junk bond market just experienced “a 6-sigma event” earlier this month. In other words, it is an event that is only supposed to have a chance of 1 in 500 million of happening. Billions of dollars are being pulled out of junk bonds right now, and that has some analysts wondering if a financial crash is right around the corner.

#2 The last time that we saw a junk bond rout of this magnitude was back during the financial crash of 2008. In fact, as the Telegraph recently explained, bonds usually crash before stocks do…

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Democrats Aim 'Gangster Politics' at Companies

The Obama administration's strong-arming of U.S. companies considering a move overseas to save taxes smacks of "real gangster politics,'' says Stephen Moore, chief economist for the Heritage Foundation.

"It's almost like the Mafioso from 'The Godfather' says, you know, nice store you have here, it'd be a shame if somebody burned it down,'' Moore said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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2014 – 2015 Maryland Public School Calendar

 

Click HERE To See The  2014-2015 PUBLIC SCHOOL OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

OCPD TAKING APPLICATION FOR CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

(August 15, 2014) – The Ocean City Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy begins classes on September 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continues every Tuesday for ten weeks. The Citizens Police Academy is a component of the citizen government education program known as “Ocean City University.”
The OCPD has been offering the citizens of Ocean City the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the resort police department for nearly 15 years. The Citizens Police Academy was created to enable citizens to learn more about the Ocean City Police Department and build the relationship between the police and the community.
During this course, students meet a variety of officers to learn about criminal law, traffic enforcement, evidence collection, firearms, arrest procedures, narcotics enforcement and many other topics. Students also participate in practical scenarios, which afford citizens hands-on opportunity to understand various law enforcement applications.
“Educating citizens about their police department and illegal activity in their community is one of the best forms of crime prevention,” said OCPD Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Citizens Police Academy not only benefits our community but also benefits the officers of the Ocean City Police Department.”
The Citizens Police Academy has a limited class size of 25 participants. Interested persons must complete a written application and give permission for the Ocean City Police Department to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. For more information about the Citizens Police Academy or to receive an application, please contact the OCPD Public Affairs Office at 410-520-5395, or visithttp://www.oceancitymd.gov/Police/citizen_academy.html.

The EPA’s Shoddy Math

The Agency’s cost-benefit reports for new regs just don’t add up.

It’s critically important to have high-quality cost-benefit assessments for proposed regulations, especially at the Environmental Protection Agency, which issues some of the federal government’s most expensive rules. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the EPA has employed some suspicious math in assessing several recent regulations aimed at improving air and water quality.

For example, the EPA claims it examined the potential effects on employment as it drafted regulations for industrial boilers, commercial incinerators, and waste-water dischargers — but, the GAO found, the EPA was reaching these estimates by using 20-year-old labor-market research that examined only four industrial sectors.

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REMINDER: Salisbury Fire Department Invites Public To Annual Open House

The Salisbury Fire Department will be opening our fire stations to the public for an Annual Open House in recognition of the 142nd Anniversary of the Salisbury Fire Department. The open house will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Station 1 at 1100 Beaglin Park Drive, Station 2 at 801 Brown Street, and Station 16 at 325 Cypress Street will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm.

“We encourage residents to get an up-close look at their neighborhood fire stations,” says Fire Chief Richard A. Hoppes with the SFD. “We are a staple in the community, and this is a good way to connect City of Salisbury and Wicomico County residents with their local firefighters and emergency medical technicians.”

At the open houses, the public is invited to come out and talk with members of their fire department, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, get a Station Tour and receive a free blood pressure check. There will be free face painting, a moon bounce, a fire prevention trailer, and a dunking booth. Refreshments will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary at Station 16.

There will be interactive events every hour, on the hour, from 10am to 4pm including; Auto Rescue, High Rise Demo, Fire Extinguisher class, Rappelling Demo, Cut the Roof, and a Layperson CPR class.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or EMS associate, stop by and let us know who you are.

The public is encouraged to go to the Salisbury Fire Department’s website, www.salisburyfd.com for more information or contact the SFD at 410-548-3120.

Teachers Fight to End Coercive Unionization

Suit seeks to break union monopoly on public sector workers

After spending nearly three decades teaching first graders, Rebecca Friedrichs is suing to opt out of the union she was forced to join in 1988.

Her doubts about teacher unions started in college when she shadowed a teacher at an elementary school.

“The teacher [in the neighboring classroom] was frightening in how she dealt with the children, very aggressive, even physically. I was a na├»ve college student, so I asked my master teacher about it. She told me about tenure and how it was incredibly difficult to fire anyone,” she said. “The kids were out of luck.”

Friedrichs put the incident behind her and began teaching full-time in Orange County, CA. public schools in 1988, but remained distrustful of the concept of tenure and the forces that fight to keep bad teachers in classrooms. She joined the California Teachers Association as a condition of employment, but paid partial dues known as agency fees, which represent the percentage of dues that pays for employee representation while leaving out the costs of political activities.

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SFD Calls For Service 8-14-14

  • Thursday August, 14 2014 @ 21:53Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday August, 14 2014 @ 16:47Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday August, 14 2014 @ 16:47Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday August, 14 2014 @ 16:16 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Zion Rd & Brown Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday August, 14 2014 @ 15:58 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 224 Phillip Morris Dr Salisbury, MD 21801

Favorite Southern Foods Deadly for People With Kidney Disease

The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests.

A "Southern-style" diet was associated with a 50 percent greater risk of death over a 6-year period for people with kidney disease, researchers found.

The researchers believe the death risk increases because kidney patients have an impaired ability to filter out the harmful fats, sugars and minerals contained in a typical Southern diet.

"People who have kidney disease have a harder time getting rid of a lot of the substances in these types of food that are bad for you," said study lead author Dr. Orlando Gutierrez, a kidney expert at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

“This Is Exactly What Bin Laden Wanted” Ron Paul Concludes

"it's a little bit late to salvage all the mistakes that we've made for the past 24 years."

Having expressed his dismay at President Obama’s decision to embark upon Iraq War 3.0, Ron Paul explains “it’s a little bit late to salvage all the mistakes that we’ve made for the past 24 years,” adding that he is worried “it will end up with a lot more violence because they are putting more troops in there right now.” Simply out, Paul concludes, “the sooner we get out of there the better,” as it “jeopardizes our national security and is bankrupting our country… this is exactly what Osama bin Laden wanted.”

Beware the ‘Debater’

One of the most time-wasting and exhausting exercises I can think of is being sucked into a debate — especially if the debater has tapioca between his ears. An argumentative person is not only unpleasant to be around, he also can consume large chunks of your time — time that could otherwise be used in beneficial ways.

An accomplished, incurable debater has the potential to frustrate and exhaust you to an alarming degree. Because relationships with debaters have such great potential for slowing you down, it’s important to be able to recognize when you’re in close proximity to such an individual.

To help toward that end, I have summarized below the Ten Dirty Tricks of Debating, which are the most commonly used tools of the debater’s trade.

DIRTY TRICK #1: THE FALSE PREMISE

Basing one’s argument on a false premise is one of the oldest tricks of clever debaters. It’s a mainstay of most political debates, wherein politicians find that they can slide a false premise by sitcom-damaged brains without much effort. Worse, supposedly opposing parties (as in, Democrats and Republicans — or, more appropriately, Demopublicans) begin most of their debates with joint false premises, thus giving viewers all the more reason to assume that such premises are correct.

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The Price To Keep Bankers Out Of Jail: $110 Billion And Rising

Six years after the greatest financial crisis in modern history, not a single prominent - and bailed out - banker (or frankly any for that matter) has gone to prison. Still, in the greatsquid pro non-jail quo, regulators and the DOJ have had to be appeased somehow. That "somehow", as has been revealed over the past several years, is with quarter after quarter of massive legal charges, settlements, penalties and so on. Of course, since the banks wouldn't exist in the first place if it wasn't for a multi-trillion taxpayer bailout, they don't mind because the math is quite simple: being converted into a government utility is better than being bankrupt anyday. Also, it is shareholder money, not an actual clawback (oh, the horror).

So what is the total amount of shareholder (and by implication, taxpayer) money that has been spent by the bankers to distract regulators and the "cops" from not jailing a single one of them? According to the following chart from the WSJ, just the six biggest offenders have spent over a whopping $110 billion to keep the government happy and the US prison population in check.

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Consumers Getting Hit by Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax'

Large companies that provide generous health insurance plans are finding ways to shift the costs to their employees in anticipation of Obamacare's 40 percent 'Cadillac tax,' according to a report by Fox News.

A national business group said it is seeing employers shift workers into plans with higher deductibles while making use of health savings accounts to offset the additional costs of the tax. Some are also increasing premiums for spouses who have access to other health insurance plans, while others are cutting benefits altogether.

"The excise tax, when it hits in 2018, will affect both employers and employees," Brian Marcotte, president of the National Business Group on Health, told Fox News.

The tax was estimated to earn the Treasury $80 billion over ten years to help defray the costs of Obamacare. But analysts are now suggesting that the revenue will be lower as companies find ways to avoid the tax, undermining the administration's plans to have the new healthcare program fund itself.

The tax will affect companies that spend more than $10,200 on health insurance per employee.

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Gov’t Spending Per Household Exceeded Median Household Income 3 Straight Years

(CNSNews.com) - Combined federal, state and local government spending per household exceeded the median household income in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the three most-recent years for which full data is available, according to calculations made using numbers from the White House Office of Management and Budget and an historical online database of state and local finances recently established by the Census Bureau.

In 2011, in current year dollars, total government spending in the United States was $6,115,429,668,000. That included $2,516,666,590,000 in net state and local government spending and $3,598,763,078,000 in net federal government spending.

That year there were 121,084,000 households in the United States, according to the Census Bureau, which means that the $6,115,429,668,000 that government spent equaled 50,505.68 per household.

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Redskins Appeal Trademark Decision On Team Name

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise’s attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.

The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it “points out the many errors” in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board voted 2-1 on June 18 to cancel six uses of “Redskins” trademarked from 1967 to 1990, saying the name is “disparaging of Native Americans.”

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Illegal Migrant Wave Overwhelming School Districts

Municipal school systems around the country are gearing up to absorb tens of thousands of children who arrived illegally from Central America for the new school year, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The influx, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, will stress the resources of schools from large metropolitan areas to small towns from California to New York. A minimum of 37,000 children who have been placed with sponsors as of July 31 are eligible to attend public school, according to the Journal.

Among the systems expected to be most heavily impacted are Texas, where over 5,000 illegal migrant pupils will be showing up for school as well as New York and California, which will each get about 4,000 arrivals, the Journal reported.

Many will come with psychological scars requiring trauma counseling. Almost all will need remedial help in learning English. Every single one will have access to subsidized nutritional programs.

Public schools are obligated by the federal government to enroll the children regardless of their immigration status. Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools said, "We have both a legal and moral obligation to teach these kids," the Journal reported.

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This Just In From A Viewer: STABBING

Last night at approximately midnight, a crew member stabbed the captain and another crew member on a vessel traveling 24 miles off the coast of Rehoboth, DE. The person who stabbed the captain and crew member then jumped overboard. 

The victims were air lifted off the vessel for medical treatment. Their condition is unknown. Authorities are searching for the person who jumped overboard, a 47 year old male of Chinese decent.

Candidate for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan In The MPT Studio.

From 19 Views to 1,333 Views in 24 hours

Yesterday we published the 47 News video HERE where they were only able to achieve 19 views. Since we published the very same video the video is now up to 1,333 views.

This should give everyone a better idea the massive Internet difference between WMDT and SBYNews. 

While not everyone is going to be interested in seeing some woman pole dancing on the Boardwalk, our Internet presence is far greater than the local MSM. 

Then there's WBOC where their "News Bites" all together. 

MAGIC GREEN HAT

MAGIC GREEN HAT

Earlier this year while on vacation to escape the snow and cold, I passed through Florida on my way to the Caribbean cruise. 

The day after returning from my cruise, I wasn’t feeling very well and decided that I really needed some medical assistance... and decided to visit the emergency room at the closest medical facility.

Realizing that it would likely be very crowded and not wanting to sit there waiting for 4-5 hours to be seen, I put on my MAGIC GREEN HAT.

As soon as I entered the E.R., I noticed that over 3/4 of the people got up and left.  I guess they decided that they weren't really that sick after all. 

I believe that MAGIC GREEN HAT cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.  Here's a picture of my MAGIC GREEN HAT
It also works at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.  It saved me 5 hours.

At the Laundromat, three minutes after entering, I had my choice of any machine, many of which were still running.

If you live in Texas, it might cut your wait time at the grocery store as well.

But . . . don't try it at McDonald's. The whole crew ran out the back door and I never got my order!

37,000+ Unaccompanied Minors Ready To Enroll in U.S. Public Schools

(CNSNews.com) — Public school systems around the country preparing to begin a new school year will be facing the added burden of enrolling more than 37,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. illegally.

According to the Administration for Children & Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, 37,477 alien children have been placed with relatives or other sponsors around the country so far this year while their immigration cases are being processed in court.

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Swat Team Raids Innocent Woman's Home; Lawsuit Filed

An elderly woman's home was raided by police after she was suspected of making anonymous online threats against the Evansville police department and Chief Billy Bolin.

The 68-year-old woman, Louise Milan was in the house with her 18 year old adopted daughter when police shattered a glass door and burst in after throwing flash grenades inside.

Police came up empty-handed in the search for evidence about who had made the threatening posts but only after damaging Louise Milan’s house, handcuffing her and her adopted daughter and seizing their computers, according to a lawsuit that has been filed against the city of Evansville.

The FBI later arrested Derrick Murray, a suspected local gang leader who lived nearby in his mother’s house and was using his smartphone to access the Milan's unsecured wireless network.

City attorneys contend that the force used to execute the search warrant, was “objectively reasonable” and that officials are immune from liability.

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Teacher on Unions: ‘Felt Like Little Children Being Bullied on a Playground’

(CNSNews.com) – Teachers who left labor unions connected with their jobs said on Tuesday that they felt “bullied” for their opposition to compulsory membership and payment of dues that funded political activities.

“We literally felt like little children being bullied on a playground,” Rebecca Friedrichs, a teacher and former member of the California Teachers Association, said at the event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Friedrichs, who is also the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the CTA challenging its authority, was one of a panel of two educators and a child care provider that spoke about their experiences with labor unions and their efforts to help others who want to end their union membership.

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Holder dispatches team that ‘inflamed’ Trayvon case

Justice Department intervening in racially charged Ferguson shooting

NEW YORK –
Responding to news that the Justice Department has dispatched its Community Relations Service to the scene of racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the head of the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch says it’s time for a civil rights investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency.

“Eric Holder’s Justice Department is unfortunately not to be trusted on racial matters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an interview with WND.

Under Holder’s leadership, he said, the department “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics.”

“The idea that this Justice Department could be trusted to mediate is highly suspect,” he said.

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Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Provide Nearly $100 Million to Improve Transit Services Statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Working to help local jurisdictions across the State enhance transit services for residents while continuing efforts to increase transit ridership, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today announced nearly $100 million in grants for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS).  The funding, approved by the Governor and members of the General Assembly during the recent legislative session, will cover operating and capital costs for the 25 LOTS programs statewide for Fiscal Year 2015.  The passage of the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act helped increase funding by $5 million over FY 2014 figures.  The $94,987,124 in FY 2015 funds is from Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund, and the LOTS program is managed by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

“Residents across our great State rely on their local transit providers to get to jobs, schools, doctors visits and other important appointments,” said Governor O’Malley.  “This funding will help meet the needs of residents while helping the State meet our goal of doubling transit ridership by 2020.  Working together with leadership of the General Assembly, we’re making record investments in building a 21st century transportation network that delivers for more Marylanders.”

“Investing in transit is a critical part of building our infrastructure, increasing transit ridership, growing our economy, creating jobs, and attracting more businesses to Maryland while protecting our environment,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.  “These investments in our counties and partnerships with local leaders allow us to support and strengthen communities throughout our state while creating a more sustainable future for the next generation of Marylanders.”

There are 25 LOTS providers operating throughout Maryland.  The type of services offered by each County’s LOTS depends on the jurisdiction’s size, needs and population.  Some jurisdictions have extensive fixed-route service, while others offer demand-response service that provides door-to-door transportation.  LOTS provides services to approximately 41 million riders each year.  A full list of what each LOTS provider will receive is attached.

“Transit works when it takes people to where they want to go,” said Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr.  “Thanks to the leadership of the O’Malley-Brown Administration, and members of the General Assembly in passing the Transportation Act, the increase in grant funds this year will allow more people to take advantage of improved transit services statewide.”

“We are very grateful to the O’Malley-Brown Administration for providing this needed funding to help us provide crucial transit services to residents in the Mid-Shore area,” said Santo A. Grande, President and CEO of Delmarva Community Services, which operates Delmarva Community Transit.  “Because we are in a rural area, many of our residents do not own a car or cannot drive and depend on reliable transit services for access to medical appointments, employment and other services.”

The MTA is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system.  MTA also manages the Taxi Access system and directs funding and statewide assistance to LOTS in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City, Annapolis and Ocean City. Visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland or Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland for more sources of updated information.

Click here to view the full list of the FY 2015 LOTS grants.

The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson

Destructive by-product of several decades of deliberate militarization of American policing

The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. In a 2007 paper on “the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law enforcement,” the criminal justice professor Peter Kraska defined “police militarization” as “the process whereby civilian police increasingly draw from, and pattern themselves around, the tenets of militarism and the military model.”

The harrowing events of the last week in Ferguson, Missouri – the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, Mike Brown, and the blatantly excessive and thuggish response to ensuing community protests from a police force that resembles an occupying army – have shocked the U.S. media class and millions of Americans. But none of this is aberrational.

It is the destructive by-product of several decades of deliberate militarization of American policing, a trend that received a sustained (and ongoing) steroid injection in the form of a still-flowing, post-9/11 federal funding bonanza, all justified in the name of “homeland security.” This has resulted in a domestic police force that looks, thinks, and acts more like an invading and occupying military than a community-based force to protect the public.

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15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled; may contain plastic

Perdue has recalled 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets that could contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday.

The recalled products include 8-ounce boxes of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets and were sold under establishment number P2617.

The boxes have a “best before” date of 02/05/15 and were shipped to retailers across the country.

Perdue discovered the problem after receiving complaints about pieces of plastic in the product.

No injuries have been reported.

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Common Core Anger Triggers Homeschooling Surge in North Carolina

Number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year...

North Carolina officials say there has been a huge increase over the past two years in the number of Tar Heel families who have pulled their kids out of public schools and begun educating them at home.

The number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year,NewsObserver.com reports.

As of last year, 98,172 North Carolinian children were homeschooled; that’s 2,400 students more than the number who attended a private school.

While the sputtering economy is the reason families are choosing homeschooling over private schooling, the nationalized learning experiment (Common Core) is the main reason families are leaving the public schools in the first place.

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Md. Man Has Close Encounter With Great White; Pets Shark Off Ocean City Coast

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland man has a very close encounter with a large great white shark off Ocean City’s coast.

Alex DeMetrick reports that might not sound ideal, but it makes for a heck of a story and quite a unique experience.

It happened five miles off Ocean City’s beach in a 24-foot fishing boat. Aaron Caplan was looking over the side.

“And I just saw this huge shadow that was coming straight toward us. And I told my friends on the boat, ‘Guys, don’t freak out, but there’s something coming our way,'” Caplan said.

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SUMMER TIKI PARTY

Come on down to Boonies this Saturday night for a fun event!
Saturday, August 16th is our SUMMER TIKI PARTY!!!
Ride the Mechanical Bull from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!
Anybody can ride for FREE... (Kids just need parent's consent.)

Come check out the new TIKI LOUNGE AREA just off the deck!
'Happy Hour' is from 3pm until 7pm ~ 'Reverse Happy Hour' 9pm-Close.
LIVE MUSIC w/ GROOVE JUICE... 6:00pm until 10:00pm on the deck!
Sip on a Mai Tai, Pineapple Mojito, or other Tiki Cocktail Specials!
Don't forget the TIKI BAR has $2 Domestic Can Beers & $3.50 EVO Drafts!
Chef Dan will cook up some great 'Island-Inspired' dishes from the kitchen!
Get in the CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - Sign up by 6:00pm! (Adults only.)
Our last event like this really packed the house!  Don't miss the FUN!
Put on your GRASS SKIRTS & HAWAIIAN SHIRTS and meet us out back!

Call ahead for group reservations - 410-873-2244.

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Obama blocks Israeli missile shipment

US administration officials stop missile transfer, order all future transfers to be scrutinized in sign of further cooling ties.

A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge.

The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama's administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress.

At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put the transfer on hold. Further, top White House officials instructed various US military agencies to consult with the US State Department before approving any additional requests from Israel.

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GOP Congressman: Ferguson Protesters Are Of A Single 'Continental Origin'

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said on Wednesday that he saw no reason to be concerned about the possibility of racial profiling in police clashes with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. because the protestors all appeared to be of a single "continental origin."

King appeared on Newsmax TV on Wednesday where host J.D. Hayworth asked him about the escalating conflict in Ferguson. When asked about the concerns raised by members of the Congressional Black Caucus about the possibility of racial profiling, King said those were unsubstantiated.

"This idea of no racial profiling," King said, "I've seen the video. It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that."

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The Unexpected Trait That Can Make A Good Leader Great

In the popular imagination, successful leaders are not shy flowers.

Confidence and bluster — sometimes in excess — are more likely to be associated with executives and other top business leaders.

But, it turns out, what we imagine we want from a leader and what actually makes one effective in real life are often at odds.

Now a new study has confirmed what other researchers have been what other researchers have been insisting — quieter, less remarked on traits determine the success of those at the top more often than highly visible qualities like charm and conviction.

The latest research published in Administrative Science Quarterly looked at the leaders of 63 Chinese companies and their employees and discovered that, when it comes to high functioning teams,the humility of leaders is key.

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Why America's Police Are Becoming So Militarized

From the way police entered the house--helmeted and masked, guns drawn and shields in front, knocking down the door with a battering ram and rushing inside--you might think they were raiding a den of armed criminals.

In fact they were looking for $1,000-worth of clothes and electronics allegedly bought with a stolen credit card. They found none of these things, but arrested two people in the house on unrelated charges.

They narrowly avoided tragedy. On hearing intruders break in, the homeowner's son, a disabled ex-serviceman, reached for his (legal) gun. Luckily, he heard the police announce themselves and holstered it; otherwise, "they probably would have shot me," he says. His mother, Sally Prince, says she is now traumatised.

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