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Monday, August 18, 2014

President Obama About To Give The Final Blow To The U.S. Economy


After White House officials reportedly met with big-business groups, President Barack Obama is considering executive actions that will give them more guest-worker visas in the high-tech and low-skilled sectors.

This may come on top of Obama's potential grants of amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. While outside groups are urging Obama to "go big," Senate Democrats have expressed some concerns of late, as poll numbers have shown that executive amnesty may cost them control of the Senate. The White House is reportedly reaching out to big-business groups on guest-worker visas so they can give Obama air cover on his potential executive amnesty.

According to a Politico report, senior White House aides earlier this month met with "more than a dozen business groups and company officials to discuss potential immigration policy changes they could make." According to the outlet, "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce" were represented at the meeting.


Solar Plant's Downside? Birds Igniting In Midair

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.

The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.


America’s top prep schools can cost $1 million per family

Going to a top private school could cost an American family with two children nearly $1 million—or $500,000 per child. But short of that, sending your kids to any better-quality school—even a public school—can considerably increase the costs of being a parent.

Tuition at top-tier prep schools—those awarded a 9/10 or 10/10 by the national non-profit GreatSchools—averages about $40,000 a year for fees, according to new research by real-estate website Trulia. “You could be talking about $1 million for families with more than one child for the best prep schools,” says Mark Hamrick, Washington, D.C. bureau chief with personal finance site


One Pair Of Hands By Elvis Presley (LOST SONG)

15-foot, 1,000-pound alligator captured in Alabama

A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds. reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting season.


Salisbury, MD… Wicomico County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) welcomed students and families to Salisbury Middle School for its 9th annual Back-to-School (BTS) Rally. The BTS Rally is a local presentation of the national NAACP’s “Back-To-School/Stay-In-School “(BTS/SIS) programs, and operates under the theme REACH: ‘Reaching Educational Achievement by Completing High School.’ The purpose of the Rally is to inspire children of pre-k to middle school age to return to school equipped to do their school work and motivated to study and learn in all their classes.

The Rally displayed the talents of young people. Fifth grader Tyler Jones gave a powerful motivational speech. Other student speakers led parents and guardians in reciting the Parent’s Pledge and led students in a pledge to do well in school. The Prince Street ‘CRAZY’ Steppers (CRAZY = confident, resilient and zealous youth) and Moves of Praise liturgical dancers gave stellar performances.

Community and school leaders Dr. John E. Fredericksen, Rick Pollitt, and Sheree Sample-Hughes were among the speakers. Organizations such as the Wicomico Health Department and the Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children provided resources for families. The Edge-u-cators, a band of school employees, also performed. Rev. Mark Thompson served as the emcee.

All students received needed supplies such as books, paper, pens, spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons, folders, backpacks, index cards, scissors, highlighters, binders, etc. [supplies were distributed according to grade level requests]. Businesses and civic organizations such as Pohanka, Pepsi, Life Crisis, the Office of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and the Salisbury City Police Department donated items or provided funding.

Why Were The Police In Ferguson Told Not To Stop The Rampant Looting On Friday Night?

On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed with militarized police. But when the looting started, they did nothing about it. In fact, news reports indicate that the police were lined up just blocks from where the looting was happening but did not make any attempt to stop it. When I first read the news reports that I am about to share with you, I could hardly believe them. I had to read them more than once just to be sure that I was understanding what I was reading.

According to eyewitnesses, police vehicles were seen driving by some of the stores while they were being looted and they did not respond. If the police are not even going to lift a finger to stop rampant theft, then what in the world are they there for? Why don’t they just pack up and leave the streets completely? If they are just there to confront protesters and arrest journalists, all they are accomplishing is inflaming the situation. And is this what we can expect when civil unrest spreads to more cities throughout America? Will we not be able to depend on the police to protect our homes and our businesses?

What I am about to share with you are excerpts from mainstream news reports about how the policedid nothing to stop the looting. To me, this stand down by the police is one of the most disturbing aspects of the Ferguson riots so far.


Wind farm 'needs 700 times more land' than fracking site to produce same energy

Shale gas site 'creates the least visual intrusion' compared with wind or solar farm for same energy, according to Government's former chief scientific advisor on energy

A wind farm requires 700 times more land to produce the same amount of energy as a fracking site, according to analysis by the energy department’s recently-departed chief scientific advisor.

Prof David MacKay, who stood down from the Government role at the end of July, published analysis putting shale gas extraction “in perspective”, showing it was far less intrusive on the landscape than wind or solar energy.

His intervention was welcomed by fracking groups, who are battling to win public support amid claims from green groups and other critics that shale gas extraction will require the “industrialisation” of the countryside.

Hundreds of anti-fracking protesters on Thursday occupied a field near Blackpool neighbouring a proposed fracking site for energy firm Cuadrilla.

Prof MacKay said that a shale gas site uses less land and “creates the least visual intrusion”, compared with a wind farm or solar farm capable of producing the equivalent amount of energy over 25 years.


Police: Carjacker Shot, Killed After Throwing Female Driver to the Ground

On August 15 a 29-year-old carjacker was reportedly shot and killed by a good Samaritan after pulling a Phoenix-area woman from her car, throwing her to ground, and driving off with her vehicle.

According to police he also nearly ran down a female onlooker who tried to intervene.

According to Fox 10 Phoenix, the suspect, police said, "approached a woman getting out of her car across the street from Loma Linda Elementary." He asked if he could borrow her phone; she said "no" because she did not know him.

The suspect then allegedly "grabbed" the woman, threw her to the ground, and climbed into the driver's seat.


Three little girls retake viral photo to celebrate remission from cancer

As three little girls gathered to get their picture taken on Saturday, the mood was quite a bit lighter than the last time the children were photographed together just a few short months ago.

Back then, Rheann Franklin, 6, Ainsley Peters, 4, and Rylie Hughey, 3, each battling cancer, came together for an emotional photo session in April with Oklahoma photographers Lora Scantling and Christy Goodger. The image taken that day, after the girls met for the first time in the studio, touched the hearts of people all over the world.

When the girls reunited on Saturday, it was to share in happy news: In July they confirmed they are each in remission. To celebrate, they got back together with Scantling and Goodger to put an even more positive spin on the beautiful scene that went viral earlier this year.


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Wal-Mart's Sales Stagnation Reignites Concern About U.S. Economy

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s latest struggles to revive U.S. sales, following a disappointing Commerce Department report earlier this week, add to evidence that the economy isn’t recovering as quickly as expected.

The company posted stagnant same-store sales in its second-quarter earnings report, marking the sixth straight period of no growth. The world’s largest retailer also cut its earnings forecast for the year, citing higher spending on health care and e-commerce.

The sluggish results followed disappointing earnings from Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc. this month, signaling that a broad swath of retailers are struggling. The Commerce Department’s report on July retail sales was the weakest in six months, hurt by tepid wage growth. While some of Wal-Mart’s woes reflect a shift away from big-box retailers, many consumers appear to be simply keeping their wallets shut.


Maryland Casino Hosting Atlantic City Job Fair

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A Maryland casino is returning to Atlantic City to host a two-day job fair this week as thousands of workers in the city prepare to be laid off.

Maryland Live! Casino will host the job fair at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Revel Casino Hotel announced last week that it was planning to close Sept. 2 after failing to find a buyer after declaring bankruptcy for a second time. The Showboat is closing on Aug. 31 and Trump Plaza is closing on Sept. 16.


The Rutherford Institute :: From Boston to Ferguson: Have We Reached a Tipping Point in the Police State?

“I thought I was losing my capacity to be shocked -- but events in Missouri over just the last couple of hours have crossed a frightening line, one that makes me pray that this assault on fundamental American values is just the aberration of one rudderless Heartland community, and not the first symptoms of nation gone mad with high-tech weaponry to keep its own citizens in line.”—Journalist Will Bunch

The difference between what happened in Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosion and what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, is not in the government’s response but in the community’s response.

This is what happens when you ignore the warning signs.

This is what happens when you fail to take alarm at the first experiment on your liberties.

This is what happens when you fail to challenge injustice and government overreach until the prison doors clang shut behind you.

Consider that it was just a little over a year ago that the city of Boston was locked down while police carried out a military-style manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon explosion. At the time, Americans welcomed the city-wide lockdown, the routine invasion of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses.


BREAKING NEWS: Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces retake Mosul Dam

President Obama says Iraqi and Kurdish forces -- with the help of U.S. airstrikes -- have retaken the Mosul Dam from ISIS militants.

From Fox News

What is the difference between http and https?

Don't know how many of you are aware of this difference, but it is worth sending to any who do not.

The main difference between http:// and https:// is it's all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.

The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure." If you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://

This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular "unsecured" language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website! But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to
the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.

If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information....such as a credit card number, SS #, etc.

While in New Hampshire, O’Malley says events in Missouri show need for healing

During an appearance at a Democratic picnic in New Hampshire on Sunday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., highlights divisions in the country that will require urgent “work of the heart” to heal.

O’Malley, who is preparing for a possible 2016 White House bid, also touted his work in Maryland, including raising the minimum wage, “driving down” the violent crime rate and legalizing same-sex marriage. He characterized the latter as part of his state’s effort to create “a more open and caring and loving society.”

O’Malley’s appearance in Somersworth, N.H., at an event hosted by the Stafford County Democrats, was his third visit since November to the nation’s first presidential nominating state. An audio recording of O’Malley’s remarks Sunday afternoon was shared by an aide with The Post.


WATCH LIVE: Obama to speak on Iraq and Ferguson

President Obama to speak on Iraq crisis and situation in Ferguson at 4:00 p.m. ET. Watch live on Fox News and

Pelosi Subsidies Benefit Husband’s Investment in Dem Mega-Donor’s Company

CEO donated to Pelosi, bundled for Obama, as Dem leader boosted his real estate holdings

The top Democrat in the House of Representatives steered more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefitted a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor.

When cloud computing giant Salesforce sold a large plot of land to the Golden State Warriors in April, it had House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to thank for helping to swell real estate prices in the area.

Pelosi has worked for more than a decade to steer taxpayer funds to a light rail project in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, where Salesforce had planned a new campus. Experts say the project boosted the value of Mission Bay real estate.

The company’s CEO, Marc Benioff, is a high-dollar Democratic donor. Pelosi and her leadership PAC are among the recipients of his generous campaign contributions. Pelosi’s husband is also a major Salesforce investor.


Middletown Man Arrested after Assault of Police K-9

Bear, DE - A 30 year old Middletown, DE man has been arrested after displaying a weapon and assaulting a police K-9 in an incident that occurred early Sunday morning.

The incident began at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014, after troopers responded to the Las Palmeras Restaurant and Night Club located at 144 Fox Hunt Drive, Fox Run Shopping Center, Bear, DE, for the report of a man with a gun. As troopers arrived they were contacted by a 36 year old male victim who advised them that a male suspect, later identified as Carlos E. Garcia-Antonio, 30, of Middletown, DE, had pointed a handgun at him after confronting him in the parking lot of the business. As troopers attempted to contact Garcia-Antonio in the parking lot of the restaurant, he fled on foot running toward Pulaski Highway. A state police K-9 was then deployed and was able to knock Garcia-Antonio to the ground. However, Garcia-Antonio kicked the K-9 and then fled again through the parking lot. The K-9 was able to engage Garcia-Antonio a second time at which time he was placed under arrest. Garcia-Antonio was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. There were no other injuries as a result of this incident. Troopers were able to locate a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun in the shopping center parking lot.

After his release from the hospital, Carlos Garcia-Antonio was transported to Troop 2 in Glasgow where he was charged with one count each of Aggravated Menacing, Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Firearm while under the Influence of Alcohol, and Assault of a Law Enforcement K-9. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Center for lack of $50,000 cash bail.

Al Sharpton: Michael Brown May Have Been Guilty of 'Shoplifting, Not Robbery'

Reverend Al Sharpton, speaking to a congregation in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday, excoriated police for releasing a video in which someone, who appears to be shooting victim Michael Brown, is seen robbing a convenience store. The person resembling Brown stole a $50 box of cigars.

Sharpton stated:
I have never in all my years seen something as offensive and insulting as a police chief releasing a tape of a young man trying to smear him before we even have his funeral or his burial. First of all, if this is the young man, y’all quit trying to exaggerate. That was shoplifting, not robbery. … Robbery, you break in, stick something up. Shoplifting, you take some cigars. It’s wrong if he did it, but call it what it is.


Nearly Every Mass Shooting Has This One Thing In Common, And It Isn’t Weapons

Whenever gun crimes are perpetrated, liberals love to point the finger of blame at law-abiding gun owners, but a list of mass shooters from the past 20 years proves that they all had one thing in common – and it wasn’t the weapons used.Evidence shows that the common factor in nearly every mass shooting is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been taking them at one point before committing their crimes.

Multiple credible scientific studies going back more then a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show that SSRI drugs ( Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors ) have well known, but unreported side effects, including but not limited to suicide and other violent behavior. One need only Google relevant key words or phrases to see for themselves. is one popular site that has documented over 4500 “ Mainstream Media “ reported cases from around the World of aberrant or violent behavior by those taking these powerful drugs, according to the Liberty Crier.


**UPDATE** One Charged another Sought for Attempted Murder in King’s Market Shooting

Lincoln-Troopers have charged a 22 year old Lincoln man and are actively searching for another suspect in a shooting over the weekend, which has left a 21 year old man with a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:20 p.m. as cousin’s, Joshua Daniels-18 of Lincoln, Delaware and Timothy Daniels-22 also of Lincoln, arrived in a Ford Taurus at the parking lot of the King’s Market located at 20639 Fleatown Road, Lincoln, Delaware. As both subjects exited the vehicle, a physical altercation occurred between Joshua Daniels and the 21 year old victim. The altercation was broken up and Joshua Daniels and Timothy Daniels fled the area in the car.

After fleeing the scene, Joshua Daniels drove to a relative’s house and retrieved a semiautomatic handgun. The duo returned to the market with Joshua Daniels behind the wheel of the Ford and Timothy Daniels in the passenger seat. As he approached the market, Joshua Daniels slowed the vehicle and stopped, firing 6 rounds from within the vehicle, out of the open front passenger window, in the direction of the 21 year old victim, a 19 year old man, and a 57 year old man who were standing in the parking lot of the market. The 21 year old victim was struck once in the lower leg. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The 19 year old and 57 year old were not injured as a result of the gunfire. The pair fled the area in the car after the shooting.

Portable Meth Lab Uncovered in Felton

Felton-Troopers have arrested and charged a 44 year old Felton man after it was discovered that he had a methamphetamine manufacturing operation contained in a shed on his property.

Preliminary investigation has determined that on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at approximately 2:38 p.m. Troopers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Bayberry Lane in Felton to investigate an unrelated cell phone theft complaint and possibly locate a suspect connected to the theft. Troopers made contact with an occupant of the residence identified as Robert B. Kibler-44 and inquired if the suspect involved in the cell phone theft was inside of the residence. Kibler consented for Troopers to search the house where the suspect was subsequently found hiding inside. After further investigation and a search of a shed on the property, Troopers observed a strong odor of ammonia and chemicals inside of the shed, indicative of a clandestine lab operation, including equipment utilized to manufacture methamphetamine. Troopers also observed a marijuana plant growing inside of the shed.

After further investigation and a subsequent search of the shed, Troopers located 6 bottles that were determined to be active “one pot” portable meth labs utilized to manufacture methamphetamine, along with components and key ingredients in making the drug.

Troopers were assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and specialized local Delaware Volunteer Fire Company teams during the dismantling of the portable meth labs and cleanup and mitigation process to dispose of the waste. (Photo of Trooper dismantling lab attached)

No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate threat or hazards to nearby residents. Bayberry Road was closed for approximately 2 hours while the incident was investigated and cleared.

Robert B. Kibler was taken into custody without incident and charged with Operating a Clandestine Lab, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $15,000 Secured Bond. (Booking photo attached)
Troopers continue to investigate this incident.

Upcoming Event Reminder

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, go to the web or call 443-614-7214

SFD Calls For Service 8-17-14

  • Sunday August, 17 2014 @ 23:51Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Sunday August, 17 2014 @ 22:37Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Sunday August, 17 2014 @ 20:11Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Sunday August, 17 2014 @ 19:56Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Sunday August, 17 2014 @ 16:21 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: N Salisbury Blvd & Oliphant Dr Salisbury, MD 21801

Maryland Loses 9,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Rate Rises Above 6%

Maryland shed 9,000 jobs in July, pushing the state’s unemployment rate over 6 percent for the first time since December.

Maryland was among 30 states to post unemployment rate increases from June, according to preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state’s unemployment rate in July rose to 6.1 percent, up from 5.8 percent a month before.


Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 Million Records Stolen

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.

Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.

The large data breach puts these people at heightened risk of identity fraud. That allows criminals open bank accounts and credit cards on their behalf, take out loans and ruin personal credit history.


SPD Press Release 8-18-14 (Shoplifting)

Crocodile stalks tourist in terrifying clip

Just keep swimming!

A terrifying scene unfolded this week when a menacing 10-foot crocodile in Mexico was filmed stalking a petrified tourist as he swam for his life.

Frightening video footage was posted to Facebook this week that revealed an American crocodile methodically slicing through the waters of Sian Ka’an, slowly inching his way closer to his human prey, reports.

The boy was miraculously saved when shocked onlookers tossed an object straight at the mighty beast, which sent it quickly darting in the other direction.


If you're going 80 mph how long will it take go to 80 miles? Easy enough right?

Is QA County about to allow state to dump urban problems on Kent Island?

Something strange is happening in my town of Stevensville, on Kent Island, and we citizens are flummoxed! With state money, the county is about to build a large homeless shelter, in a town with a very low poverty level, far from most of the county's needy, and close to the western shore city populations. The state also granted money to extend the county's rural "County Ride" bus service (designed for seniors, disabled and needy) over the bay bridge to Annapolis.

Citizens are asking: Why this terrible location, used by so many kids? How did this project never come before our planning commission? Why was the public kept in the dark? Why do our county commissioners, or our state legislators get defensive and refuse to answer any questions? Is the state dumping it's urban concerns on Kent Island in exchange for favors to our commissioners?
- Why does the Office of Planning and Zoning suggest I contact an attorney if I want to know the window for filing an appeal of the approval?
- Why, when I as simple questions of Maryland DHCD, (completed applications, proof of public participation fullfillments, status of loan funding, etc) am I referred directly to Attorney General Doug Gansler?

The BIG story part 1 - the location, while zoned properly, is adjacent to the secluded public bike/run trail and a large park used by all the community sports leagues. ALSO it's right between, and less than 700 feet from, the high school and elementary school grounds. This location is used by many kids, K-12, on a daily basis.

Bottled Water Comes From the Most Drought-Ridden Places in the Country

Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state experiencing the third-driest year on record.

The details of where and how bottling companies get their water are often quite murky, but generally speaking, bottled water falls into two categories. The first is "spring water," or groundwater that's collected, according to the EPA, "at the point where water flows naturally to the earth's surface or from a borehole that taps into the underground source." About 55 percent of bottled water in the United States is spring water, including Crystal Geyser and Arrowhead.

The other 45 percent comes from the municipal water supply, meaning that companies, including Aquafina and Dasani, simply treat tap water—the same stuff that comes out of your faucet at home—and bottle it up. (Weird, right?)

But regardless of whether companies bottle from springs or the tap, lots of them are using water in exactly the areas that need it most right now.

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A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer

A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death.
The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor.
An approximate transcription of the background conversation, as related by the “Conservative Treehouse” blog:

@6:28/6:29 of video

#1 How’d he get from there to there?

#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck


#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him


#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus - the police had his gun drawn already on him –

#1. Oh, the police got his gun

#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him


#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

While we coronated St. Mike of Ferguson, black mob violence continued in the rest of the country

While all eyes were on Ferguson, and all ears were hearing about the relentless white on black violence that is hurting so many black people around the country, black mob violence and black on white crime proceeded apace.

In Ferguson, the most hyper-racial place on earth right now, a man of unidentified race was attacked and sent to the hospital by a mob of unidentified race.Man beaten while walking dog near demonstrations in Ferguson | St. Louis

At first anyway. Then we learned the victim was white. And the perpetrators were black.

Please do not confuse this with the four black people in Ferguson who beat a Home Depot vendor with a hammer last summer. This is a different case.

In Okeechobee, Florida, a group of black people taunted and harassed an autistic boy, then hooted and hollered and filmed it when other black people beat him.Fla. man, 18, filmed beating 16-year-old autistic boy at party (VIDEO) – NY Daily News

In Miami, a group of black people stalk a white person then beat him, on video. Much to the delight of the accomplices. – Individuals participate in a nasty surprise NYC sidewalk attack and then post it on Facebook

In Detroit, a crowd of black people attacked police after police shot a man who tried to run them over after they saw him trying to buy a gun.Detroit police urging calm after cops shoot suspect, unruly crowd gathers | The Detroit News

In Philadelphia, a group of black people attacked and knockout out a white man who intervened when the black people were saying rude things to a group of women.Man Knocked Unconscious After Defending Group of Women From Catcallers: Police | NBC 10 Philadelphia


ICE Most Wanted mugshot

Aitken, Janice Marlyene

Removal from the United States - Illegal Re-entry After Deportation by a Convicted Felon
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Cardenas-Reyes, Francisco Alfredo

Lewd or Lascivious Acts with Child and Parole Violation
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Chen, Hong

Criminal Sexual Assault (on a Child)
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Dixon, Clive

Unlawful Re-entry after Removal
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Kheang, Ding

Removal from the United States - Convicted Felon
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Marcelin, Pierre Rodolphe

Removal from the United States - Convicted Felon
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Munoz, Victor Lenin

Convicted Sex Offender wanted for removal from United States
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Portillo-Nunez, Carlos

Rape by Force of a Minor
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Vacklyn Webster, Dorn

Convicted Murderer Wanted for Removal from United States

Convicted Sex Offender Wanted for Removal from United States

How Jay Leno, George W. Bush, And A '57 Buick Trumped All The Million-dollar Ferraris Auctioned At Pebble Beach

In the spending orgy that Pebble Beach week has seemingly become, I witnessed something special last night that will probably get lost in all the talk of $38-million Ferrari GTOs.

There was a 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon on offer at Gooding that carried a pre-auction estimate of $100,000-$125,000. For those of you not familiar with the '57 Caballero Estate, it's a pillarless hardtop station wagon—a rare car that stood atop the 1957 Buick lineup. Being a wagon fan, it was on my list to follow after checking it out at Thursday's preview.

As the car rolled up to the block, David Gooding introduced Jay Leno, whose Big Dog Garage restored the car at no cost to benefit The George W. Bush Military Service Initiative, which honors post 9-11 veterans and works to help them transition back to civilian life.

The Buick, signed by President Bush, sold for a staggering $300,000

Then something magical happened.


Eastrern Shore Pregnancy Center

The Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center will be holding it tenth Annual Labor of Love fundraising Banquet on Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury, MD.

The speaker will be Susan Baldwin, Executive Director for the Women’s Resource Center of Mobile, Alabama for more than the last ten years.

If you are interested in being a table host at this event to help support the Pregnancy Center, or in attending, please call the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center at 410-546-5433.

Can You Fight Poverty by Paying Kids to Go to School?

"A student who compiles an acceptable school attendance record gets $40 a month, showing up for an annual dental or medical check-up means a $100 check, grades are monetized ($30 for an A, $20 for B, $10 for a C) and taking a college entrance exam like the ACT gets you a $50 check. Parents are also rewarded: Adults get a $150 monthly bonus, up to $1,800 a year, simply for working full-time."


How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police: WARNING, FOUL LANGUAGE


The President of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in New York City has started a firestorm between two of the city’s most powerful unions by co-sponsoring Al Sharpton’s anti-police rally in Staten Island, NY on August 23rd.

According to the New York Post, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Pat Lynch “fired both barrels” at UFT President Michael Mulgrew in a letter to the Post after the teachers' union sent an “action alert” email to members promising free transportation to Sharpton’s demonstration – one that has been billed as a march for justice for “victims of police brutality.”

UFT is joining Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, and local 1199 SEIU at a rally that will feature the family of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man who died of a heart attack last month while police were reportedly holding him around the neck after he resisted an arrest for the sale of untaxed cigarettes on the street. Police said Garner had more than 30 arrests.

“Mr. Garner’s death was a tragedy for the city,” Mulgrew said when asked about UFT’s involvement in Sharpton’s demonstration. “Teachers want to help ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”


Stirring The Pot: DOJ Sends ‘Marshals’ To ‘Coach’ The Protesters In Ferguson

Is the Obama administration looking to stir up more trouble in Ferguson? “Protest marshals” from the same Department of Justice division that organized protests against George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin have been deployed to the troubled city. It is being reported that these DOJ agents will be “conducting training” for Ferguson protesters that will focus on “best practices for participating in protests”. Local officials in Missouri hope that this will help defuse the situation, but if history is any guide it may end up doing just the opposite. According to the head of Judicial Watch, the Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics”. Could these Ferguson protests ultimately be used to take us to the next level in the inflammation of racial tensions in America?

What we have seen play out in Ferguson over the past few days demonstrates so much of what is wrong in this country.

The initial rioting and looting in the city was a prime example of the extreme social decay that is eating away at the foundations of our nation. And it showed how rapidly the streets of our major cities could potentially descend into chaos.


Beware of Alarm System Scam

Alarm Engineering
August 12, 2014

I want to alert you to a disturbing situation that recently occurred. I received a call from a long time customer and good friend asking for help. He and his wife, a retired couple living in Salisbury, were approached by a door-to-door salesman apparently working for the cable company. The salesman asked if they wanted additional cable channels and features at no charge. They let the salesman in the house to sit down and talk it over.

During his "pitch", the salesman asked to see their alarm system, which confused the homeowner, as he thought they were talking about cable channels. He clearly stated to the salesman that he did not want to change his alarm system, and the conversation turned back to HBO, etc. The homeowners signed up for the additional channel offerings, but later realized upon reviewing their paperwork, that they had also unknowingly contracted to replace their existing alarm system.

Luckily, they were still within the three day grace period (required by federal law) in which you can cancel contracts signed in door-to-door situations. After multiple calls to various phone numbers, voicemails and lots of time on hold, they were able to reach the right department to cancel the agreement.

Be careful anytime you are approached by someone you did not invite or make an appointment with. Be aware of what you're signing up for when you agree to add on features with any service provider. We can leave the entertainment to the cable companies, but when it comes to your safety and security, stick with the local professionals you know and trust.

Stay Safe,

Ron Boltz
Alarm Engineering

Ferguson Truth

Today's Survey Question

Should Police Have To Wear Cameras 
And Have Dash-Cams?

Could They Be Related?

Eight years ago I published a story HERE talking about how I held out my hand and a butterfly landed on it. 

This past weekend I was telling my Grandson about this story as we had seen a butterfly roaming around the property. I told him how I stuck my hand out and the butterfly landed right on it. Of course he stood there in disbelief until I said, OK, watch. I put out my hand in the air and on cue, well, check it out!
This morning I typed in "butterfly" in the search bar and found my original story and showed it to my Grandson. Cool stuff.

Women Against Feminism

Will Pa. officials let Perdue violate the Clean Air Act? By Ray Wallace

A year ago Lancaster County, Pa. Commissioner Scott Martin held a media event supporting taxpayer-subsidized Perdue’s application to permanently release hundreds of tons of the hazardous neurotoxin Hexane into Pa. air.

Referring to the fact that Perdue’s proposal had been announced years before, U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts said, "Our country can't afford to keep standing in the way of great opportunities like this one."

Also supporting Perdue’s polluting plans were state Rep. Dave Hickernell and officials from the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

Conoy Township Supervisor Gina Mariani urged the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue Perdue the necessary permits.

Now, another year later, the Agriculture Council of Lancaster has revealed that Perdue itself is the reason the DEP review continues to drag on:

During start up and shut downs, the hexane levels can apparently be higher than everyday operation levels, and if DEP would accept an "average" hexane level, rather than a daily output level, Perdue would be more willing to agree to DEP's level.*


Perdue continues trying to create a Pa. loophole so it can get away with daily dumping more toxic Hexane into the air than legally allowed by the Clean Air Act.

The short video, "Perdue Vs. Pennsylvania," is here:

...and here:

*The above quote from the Agriculture Council of Lancaster comes from its June 26, 2014 meeting minutes recently posted here:

UPDATE: Police Believe Father Shot And Stabbed Three-Year Old Daughter During Shootout

Prince George's County police say the 3-year-old girl that died during a shootout with police was shot and stabbed by her father before he was shot and killed by an officer Saturday afternoon.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner made that assessment, according to police.

The girl's name has not been released.

She was riding in a car driven by her father after he took her after he allegedly shot two people in a home in the 4200 block of Farmer Place in Fort Washington.

Police believe those victims are the girl's maternal grandfather and great-grandmother



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WCEA Questionnaire

Publishers Notes: Notice many questions are slanted.

The Wicomico County Education Association (WCEA) will recommend candidates for the general elections to be held in November of 2014.  In order to be considered for this endorsement, you must complete this questionnaire and return it to WCEA, 1302 Old Ocean City Rd, Salisbury MD 21804 no later than August 29, 2014.  The Interview Team will schedule interviews with all candidates who complete and return this questionnaire.  If you have any questions concerning the content or meaning of any questions, you may call J.C. Parker at 443.614.2532.
General Issues/Positions:

A.  Please write a brief summary of not more than 200 words stating why you believe WCEA should recommend that our members support your bid for public office.

Do you feel that Wicomico County supports education to the extent to which it is capable?  Comment on areas in which you feel improvement is needed.

In these tough economic times what is your vision for increasing the County’s revenue to support education?

What has been your involvement in Wicomico County public schools?  Did your children/grandchildren attend Wicomico County Public Schools?

What methods would you advocate, at this point, for insuring that the County can attract and retain a competent and inspired teaching and support staff work force?

What are the two most serious problems facing the County? How will you deal with them? What specific solution would you offer?

What aspect(s) of the county’s public school system do you feel is/are the most positive?

What aspect(s) of the county’s public school system do you feel need(s) the most improvement?

In order to receive its full share of state funding, our county has generally kept pace with or exceeded the state requirement to fund the schools at a rate no lower than the last year’s per pupil cost. Would you support continuing that policy?

The ”revenue cap” has seriously impacted the level of education funding.  Combined with the recession, county funding for education has been reduced over the last 5 years.  What is your plan to begin to restore education funding to an adequate level?

Fiscal/Monetary Issues:
Teachers’ salaries and support salaries in Wicomico County have not kept pace with   
other Shore counties

A. Increases in teachers’ salaries are essential to retaining and attracting the best teachers for our children.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

Teachers and support staff in Wicomico County should make as much as teachers and support staff in other counties of similar wealth and size.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

Teachers and Support staff should make as much as other professionals requiring similar education and experience.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

D. The Board of Education budget as a percentage of the total county budget has fallen in recent years.  It is important that Wicomico County increase its share of the funding of education.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

E.  The reduction of class size is an important goal.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

The level of funding for equipment and materials, including computers, used in the classroom must be increased.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

Fringe benefits, such as health insurance, are important to the well-being of the employees and must be protected to attract and retain the best teachers and support staff.
Agree  ( Disagree  (

General Issues
Where do you stand on the following issues?  Please attach any detailed explanations you wish.
Oppose Support
Public aid to private schools(vouchers) _____________________
Increased funding for special education _____________________
Merit Pay schemes _____________________
Increase in the property tax rate to fund education _____________________
Direct involvement of the county Commissioners in 
negotiations                                                                 _____________________
Censorship of material for classroom and/or library use _____________________

Are you in favor of contracting out custodial, cafeteria, and maintenance services to replace current board of education employees?

Violence/School Climate Issues:  Violent incidents in Wicomico County schools have increased.  What are your suggestions for solving this problem?

What are the three most important issues you would like to address in the next four years?