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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

MARYLAND SENATOR VOTES IN FAVOR OF HIS LOBBYIST WIFE’S CLIENT

A Maryland state senator voted against a bill, which would have been detrimental to the corporate client, whom his wife represented during the 2014 legislative session.

According to state lobbying records Pamela Kasemeyer, a registered lobbyist for Scwartz, Metz & Wise, represented Pioneer Green, a Texas-based developer seeking to construct a wind farm in Somerset County.

During the legislative session, the southern Maryland delegation introduced legislation, HB 1168, to put a moratorium on the Great Bay Wind project, which they feared would interfere with Patuxent Naval Air Station’s radar testing operations.

Kasemeyer’s husband, State Senator Ed Kasemeyer (D-Howard County) voted against HB 1168, meaning he voted in the direct interest of his wife’s client.

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Fmr. CIA Operative: ISIS Cells Are Here In The U.S., And They’re Capable Of Striking

(CNN) – Militant group ISIS released another gruesome video, showing the beheading of a second American, journalist Steven Sotloff.

The terrorist group has gained strongholds in eastern Syria and northeastern Iraq, and, according to a former CIA operative, ISIS cells have already infiltrated the U.S.

"The people who collect tactical intelligence on the ground, day-to-day – and this isn't Washington – but people collecting this stuff say they're here, ISIS is here, they're capable of striking," said CNN national security analyst and former CIA operative Bob Baer.

"They don't know what their plans and intentions are. But it's a definite concern," said Baer.

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Hit and run

Tonight at about 6:30 there was a hit and run vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt.13 and the cross road at Bob Evans (just across from Lowe's). A white Jetta Wagon was stopped at a red light waiting to make a right (north) turn onto 13 when it was rear ended by an older light gold van with old-style white Maryland tags with black numbers/letters. The driver of the van suggested pulling into the neighboring parking lot to exchange information and then when the driver of the Jetta pulled into the lot the van hurried on down Rt. 13. If you saw the incident or think that you may recognize the van please let SPD or Joe know.

Michael Sam Snubbed By ALL Other NFL Teams

Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams.

Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold.

Undeterred, the player who has not been picked up by any other NFL team, posted a message to social media.

'The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues.'

His boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, also showed his support for Sam by tweeted a picture of the couple together, wearing shirts from the University of Missouri, where they both attended college.

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Police Reports Shed Light On Girl Who Fatally Shot Instructor With Uzi

PHOENIX -- A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.

Her family members were focused on the girl because they thought she was injured by the gun's recoil and didn't immediately realize instructor Charles Vacca had been shot until one of his colleagues ran over.

The family, whose hometown hasn't been revealed by investigators, had taken a shuttle on Aug. 25 from Las Vegas about 60 miles south to the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona. Once arriving there, the girl, her parents, sister and brother took a monster truck ride before heading out to the shooting range.

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Where to start honest talk on race

After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America.

But if we do so, the voices should not be restricted to those who carry a sense of racial grievance and blame racism as the root cause of all the problems that afflict the black community.

Jason Riley, a Wall Street Journal editorial board member and author of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks To Succeed,” is certainly one man who should be listened to.

Riley is not oblivious to police bias.

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Dad Pranks Son With Shower Scare

Will GOP Push Populist Notion That Illegal Immigration Is Threat To Jobs?

They’re thinking about it

(Washington Times) An effort is underway to push the Republican Party to rethink its close ties to business groups on immigration, with conservatives arguing that the way to fight immigration-reform proposals is to focus on how they would force Americans into a tougher competition for jobs.

Bolstered by recent polling that suggests voters are worried about the competition, some conservatives have argued the Republican Party should adopt a populist-style pro-worker message heading into the 2014 election, taking advantage of a renewed focus on immigration amid the surge of illegal immigrant children jumping the border.

“Jobs is the primary motivator for awakening action on immigration,” said Kellyanne Conway, founder of the Polling Company, as she presented her survey data last month at the Heritage Foundation. “Hispanics [and] even liberals pipe up [on the issue]. Independents, those making less than $40,000 a year and 85 percent of blue-collar workers agree with this. They believe that protecting American jobs is an incredibly important point of this immigration equation to them, even if it’s left out of the national conversation.”

It’s an issue that’s long divided the GOP, with then-President George W. Bush igniting a near civil war within his party over his push for immigration bills in 2006 and 2007. It reared its head again last year when a group of Senate Republicans joined with all the chamber’s Democrats to pass a bill, though it went nowhere in the House. (snip)

Usually immigration is framed as an issue of border security or a matter of morality, and in those areas it has been trending toward the legalization side. Ms. Conway’s polling, however, suggests voters could be made to see it as a jobs issue.

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OC Bikefest 2014


Buy tickets online at www.OCBIKEFEST.com and www.DELMARVABIKEWEEK.com or in any Rommel Harley-Davidson and Rommel ACE Hardware Store.

All American Shoe

New Balance wants to make the shoe for military recruits. Army Times reports that the company has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camps. If that happened it could eliminate altogether the cash allowance system that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes as long as they stay below an $80 one-time allowance. New Balance's shoe would be all-American made. Details about the specialized sneaker first surfaced when a group of lawmakers visited a Masschusetts New Balance factory in August. Later this month the Pentagon will host an industry briefing with a host of U.S. shoemakers to ultimately decide who will get the lucrative military contract.

This Teenager Wasn’t Born a Girl — and What He Was Forced to Do by the DMV Has His Mom Filing a Lawsuit

Was a teenager’s makeup a “disguise,” or an expression of personal freedom stifled by the government?

That’s the question a lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to settle.

Chase Culpepper, 16, was born into a male body, but he considers himself “gender non-conforming” and lives much of his life in women’s clothing and makeup (although he still reportedly prefers male pronouns).

In March, Chase went to the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Anderson, South Carolina to get his driver’s license, but as the New York Daily News reported, DMV staff made Chase remove his makeup to get his license photo taken because, with the makeup on, he did not look like “a boy should.”

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1% Federal Pay Increase

President Barack Obama calls for a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees. He tells Congress, the 1 percent employees got this year don't keep up with private sector increases. Obama also calls for locality pay differentials to stay unchanged in 2015. Unless blocked by Congress, the raise would take effect January 1st. The proposal, made as the Labor Day weekend began, drew praise from Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), chairman of the appropriations committee.

Poll: Americans, 4 to 1, want war with ISIS


As he waffles on U.S. policy toward terrorists in Syria dubbed ISIS, President Obama is being handed rare American support for a military attack against the terrorists, according to a new poll.

In its latest survey, YouGov.com finds that the nation has done a 180 in just a year, and now supports military action by nearly four to one.

Some 63 percent of Americans back a Pentagon strike against the terrorists to 16 percent who don’t. A year ago, those numbers were reversed when Americans were asked about striking Syrian troops commanded by President Bashar Assad, with 60 percent opposing military action and 20 percent supporting it.

The flip-flop comes as television news is filled with stories of horrific murders of those captured by ISIS, and reports of American airstrikes against the militants.

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Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day is no time for a non-union barbecue, says the nation’s labor movement.

To help the shoppers, Big Labor has issued a list of union-made food and drinks that should be served at the backyard feast today.

“Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start,” said the AFL-CIO.

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State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating a Fatal Crash near Georgetown

Georgetown, DE – Troopers assigned to the Sussex County Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a late morning crash that claimed the life of a Millsboro woman.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:04 a.m. today as Charles J. Herrmann, 80 of Millsboro, was operating a 2014 Kia Sedona eastbound on Governor Stockley Road approaching East Piney Grove Road. Theodore C. McNamara, 42 of Lincoln, was operating a 2003 Chevy Silverado westbound on Governor Stockley Road approaching East Piney Grove Road when Herrmann began turning left onto East Piney Grove Road and into the path of the Silverado. The front right corner of the Sedona was struck by the front of the pickup truck within the westbound lane before both vehicles came to a stop off the northwest corner of the intersection.

Charles Herrmann was properly restrained and was transported by EMS to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Virginia L. Straut, 83 of Millsboro, was properly restrained in the front passenger's seat of the Kia Sedona and was airlifted by State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Theodore McNamara was properly restrained and was uninjured in the collision.

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in this collision and the investigation into this incident is on-going. Traffic in the area was impacted for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

CONUNDRUM…

The definition of the word conundrum is "something that is puzzling or confusing."

Here are six conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it ! That, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st century. Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works… Here's another one worth considering...

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.

Think about it.... and last but not least,

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I missing something ?

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SPD Press Release 9-2-14


PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN SEARCH FOR MISSING TEEN

(CHESTERTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a critically missing teenager who walked off from an Eastern Shore youth counseling facility last week.

The youth is identified as Hunter C. Lemp, 17, who is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 175 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and black pants. Lemp has family in Parsonsburg and Mardela Springs, Md. He may attempt to contact family members in either location.

On the morning of August 28, 2014, Maryland State Police from the Centreville Barrack were dispatched to Kent Youth Inc., in the 7500-block of Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, Md., for a report of a missing person. Troopers were told Lemp had apparently walked off from the facility and was last seen about 5:30 a.m. that day.

Troopers conducted a search for Lemp and entered his description as a missing person in law enforcement databases. His information was provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the region. The Eastern Shore Information Center also issued a lookout to police departments.

The initial search failed to locate Lemp and police have developed no leads throughout the past weekend. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are now involved in coordinating the ongoing search and investigation. The Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit has been notified and is providing assistance.

Lemp is not wanted for or charged with any crime. His family and State Police are concerned about his welfare. Anyone with information about Lemp or who may have seen someone matching his description, is urged to contact State Police immediately at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101x7.

How social media users are lampooning ISIS with tongue-in-cheek virals

They have been using Facebook and Twitter to devastating effect - even hijacking people's innocent tweets to spread their message of propaganda.

And now social media users are giving ISIS a taste of its own medicine - by mounting a series of campaigns poking fun at the group.

In recent weeks, a wave of tongue-in-cheek virals ridiculing the terrorist organisation have been sweeping across the internet.

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WCSO Press Releases - September 2, 2014

Incident: Possession of Heroin

Date of Incident: 29 August 2014

Location: U.S. 13, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Matthew Baringer, 30, Slidell, LA

Matthew BarringerMatthew Barringer
                                
Narrative: On 29 August 2014 at 12:15 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Matthew Baringer of Louisiana for erratic driving on the U.S. 13 bypass. During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered that Baringer did not have a valid driver’s license. Also during the stop, the deputy learned from Baringer that he was in possession of what would be identified as heroin.

The deputy placed Baringer under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Baringer on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Possession of CDS

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Incident: Fugitive from Pennsylvania

Date of Incident: 29 August 2014

Location: 1500 block of S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Sean Donnell Logan Sr., 47, Cambridge, MD

Sean LoganSean Logan
                                 
Narrative: On 29 August 2014 at 3:40 PM a deputy located a subject in the 1500 block of S. Salisbury Blvd that would turn out to be a wanted fugitive from the State of Pennsylvania. Authorities in that state wanted Sean Logan in connection with a theft case.

Logan was arrested and transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and charged as a fugitive from the State of Pennsylvania. Logan was detained without bond pending extradition back to Pennsylvania.

Charges: Fugitive from Pennsylvania

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Incident: Shoplifting

Date of Incident: 31 August 2014

Location: 7000 block of Sixty Foot Rd., Pittsville, MD

Suspect: Caroline Lindsey Parsons, 20, Pittsville, MD

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Narrative: On 31 August 2014 at 5:34 PM a deputy responded to the Pittsville Dollar General for a reported shoplifting. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Caroline Parsons had been caught leaving the store with merchandise that she failed to pay for.

The deputy charged Parsons with theft on a Criminal Summons and released her pending a future court date.

Charges: Theft

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Incident: Possession of CDS

Date of Incident: 31 August 2014

Location: 6400 Hobbs Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Jamie Nina Nelson, 25, Providence, RI

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Narrative: On 31 August 2014 at 5:32 PM, a deputy working a traffic detail at Perdue Stadium observed that a subject exited a vehicle adjacent to the main entrance of Perdue Stadium and walked into the wooded area. Upon investigating, the deputy learned that this subject, Jamie Nina Nelson, was on her way to Ocean City, MD and needed to urinate. Due to indicators observed by the deputy an investigation began into the possession of illegal drugs which would culminate when drugs were discovered hidden in Nelson’s bra.

The pills were narcotic pain pills and xanax and were not in a proper container.

The deputy placed Nelson under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the district Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Nelson on $25,000.00 unsecured bond.

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Incident: Possession of a Concealed Handgun

Date of Incident: 31 August 2014

Location: 400 block of Punkin Court, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Lanita Ladawn Land, 22, Fruitland, MD

 Lanita LandLanita Land   
                            
Narrative: On 31 August 2014 at 2:24 AM, a deputy arrested Lanita Land after observing Land commit an assault in the presence of the deputy. Upon arrest, the deputy inspected a purse hanging from Land’s shoulder and located a loaded 9mm handgun inside. Further inspection of the purse also uncovered marijuana.

The deputy transported Land to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Land on a bond of $10,000.00.

Charges: Possession of a concealed dangerous weapon
                 Possession of marijuana
                 Assault 2nd Degree
                                                                          
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  2 September 2014

Parents of Dead Navy SEAL Call For Obama To Resign

The parents of slain SEAL Team Six hero Aaron Carson Vaughn wrote an open letter calling for President Barack Obama to resign in the aftermath of ISIS' beheading of American journalist James Foley.

Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose son was killed in action on August 6, 2011, wrote for The World Tribune that Obama's lack of leadership endangers the country.

Read more at The Daily Caller...

'American forces are on the ground here': Kurds claim US commandos ARE fighting ISIS with them in northern Iraq, after Obama said no 'combat troops' would fight

American Special Forces commandos are on the ground fighting in northern Iraq, according to a published report, just a week after Barack Obama said that wouldn't happen during his presidency.

Even as he has authorized more than 100 target airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, Obama told the American Legion on August 26 that 'American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.'

'I will not allow the United States to be dragged back into another ground war in Iraq,' he said, adding later that 'the answer' to ISIS 'is not to send in large-scale military deployments that overstretch our military.'

His parsing of words – 'combat troops' and 'large-scale' – now seem calculated to produce platoon-sized loopholes.

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Steven Sotloff: Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American

A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.

In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.”

“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?” the writer says calmly as the black clad militant holds a knife casually at his side.

The video then cuts to the militant who says that as long as U.S. missiles “continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The camera cuts again and the militant appears to kill Sotloff.

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SFD Calls For Service 9-1-14

  • Monday September, 1 2014 @ 23:25Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday September, 1 2014 @ 21:37Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday September, 1 2014 @ 21:28 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Salisbury Byp & Mt Hermon Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 1 2014 @ 21:28 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Salisbury Byp & Mt Hermon Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 1 2014 @ 19:56Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

BREAKING NEWS: Video purportedly shows beheading of US reporter by ISIS

A video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff has been released online by ISIS, according to global intelligence organization SITE.

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Rand Paul: Hillary's 'War Hawk' Policies Led to Benghazi Attack, Rise of ISIS


Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) certainly has a knack for boldness. On Sunday's Meet the Press, he dubbed U.S. military engagement in Libya “Hillary’s war” and stated the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) is not a result of President Obama's inaction in the Middle East but the unintended consequence of the U.S. military engagement in Libya.

The comments predictably caused heads in the GOP's foreign policy establishment to explode. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin called the rhetorical gambit “ludicrous” and said Paul holds the same views as his father, the libertarian former-Rep. Ron Paul. In an email to me, John Yoo, the former top Justice Department official in the Bush administration, said Paul is the Republicans' “own version of George McGovern.”

Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation in searing open letter about his handling of ISIS

One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State.

Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan.

Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.

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Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border—Ft. Bliss Increases Security

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, the government sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to another high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, JW’s sources say. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

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Michael Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case

Charles C. Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of Got News and the investigator who debunked the Everytown shootings map, is suing the St. Louis County Court to release Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest records.

As relayed by the website YoungCons.com, Johnson claims that he has “confirmed” Michael Brown was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder:

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The Obama Admin Just Took A Stand For Islam That Will Drive You Crazy

According to recent reports, the Obama administration is taking on the town of St. Anthony, Minn. for its leaders’ decision to turn down a request to build an Islamic center. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger confirmed that the Department of Justice is suing the municipality, alleging that denial of the permit amounts to a violation of federal law.

“Though we have filed our lawsuit,” he said, “we hope the good people of St. Anthony, including the elected officials who made this decision, will change their minds and allow Abu Huraira to conduct prayer services in this space.”

The group sought permission to use the basement of the city’s business center to hold its religious ceremonies, prompting the city council to determine that such a use would be in violation of the building’s zoning permit.

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MAPS REVEAL EPA WATER GRAB IN MARYLAND

A new rule proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the agency authority over 19,000 miles of streams and other “intermittent” or “ephemeral” bodies of water in Maryland. Hydrography maps provided to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee by the EPA detail the scope of the proposed rule.

The proposed Waters of the United States rule, which would give the EPA jurisdiction over millions of miles of streams across the United States under the Clean Water Act, has generated bipartisan backlash in both chambers of Congress.

A letter to the EPA from Democratic and Republican House members stated, “Although your agencies have maintained that the rule is narrow and clarifies CWA jurisdiction, it in face aggressively expands federal authority under the CWA while bypassing Congress and creating unnecessary ambiguity.”

The letter goes on to say, “The rule would place features such as ditches, ephemeral drainages, ponds (natural or man-made, prairie potholes, seeps, flood plains, and other occasionally or seasonally wet areas under federal control.”

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'The Dawn of Libya' Islamist militia storms US embassy compound in Tripoli

Islamist militiamen stormed the residential annex of America's embassy in Tripoli on Sunday then took the time to give curious journalists in the Libyan capital a tour.

The group has taken up residence in the annex just over a month after diplomats fled to Tunisia over fears of mounting violence in the North African nation in recent months.

An Associated Press journalist walked through the U.S. Embassy compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside.

Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week and are there to protect the compound from looters.

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Troopers Investigate Police Impersonation Incident near Seaford

Seaford, DE - Troopers are investigating an incident in which a male suspect impersonated a police officer after conducting a vehicle stop on Coverdale Road.

The incident occurred on Monday, September 1, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m. as a female motorist was traveling on Coverdale Road in the area of Hastings Farm Road when the suspect vehicle began to follow close behind. The suspect activated emergency police style lights on the front of the vehicle, and victim pulled over to the shoulder. The suspect exited the vehicle and approached the female victim wearing a handgun in a holster on his hip as well as a radio. The suspect inquired about her erratic driving and when the victim became suspicious of the suspect’s mannerisms she informed him that she was calling 9-1-1. The suspect immediately to his vehicle, and fled northbound on Coverdale Road.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male operating a large four door sedan.

Troopers continue to investigate this incident.
What to do if you believe you are being contacted by a police impersonator.
If you believe you are being pulled over by a person who may be impersonating a police officer, be cautious, and remember the safety tips below from the Delaware State Police:

- Put on your flashers, drive the speed limit and call 911 from your cell phone. Tell the 911 dispatcher that you are concerned. If you do not have a cell phone, drive to a well-lit, busy area, such as the parking lot of a busy store.
- Do not stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle until a dispatcher can confirm you are being pulled over by a legitimate police officer.
-If the dispatcher cannot confirm that you are being pulled over by a police officer, stay on the line with the dispatcher. Drive carefully to a safe place, such as a local police department.
-If you are issued documents that may be suspicious, contact the issuing agency about their legitimacy.
- Report anything suspicious.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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Maryland Man Arrested for Leaving His Child in Parked Car While he Gambled

Harington, DE – Troopers have arrested a Maryland man after left his child unattended in the car while he was inside the casino gambling.

Troopers responded to the Harrington Raceway and Casino located at 15 West Rider Road, Monday September 1, 2014 around 12:05 p.m. after a call was received from a manager about a child left unattended in a car parked in a handicapped parking spot with the engine still running. The casino manager was initially contacted by a patron who noticed the car running and upon looking in the window, noticed the child in a car seat behind the front passenger’s seat. Troopers were able to gain access into the vehicle, as the doors were unlocked, and remove the 14-month-old female from the automobile. She did not appear to be in distress or need medical attention.

A page was put out in the casino for the owner of the vehicle and around 1:30 p.m.,Justin K. Middleton, 26 of Preston, Maryland, responded to the car. He was taken into custody without incident and initially denied leaving the baby in the car. He later recanted his story and informed troopers he left his young daughter in the car while he was inside gambling. Middleton was transported back to Troop 3 and charged with Reckless Endangering 1st, Unattended Motor Vehicle, and Parking in a Handicapped Space. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $2,505.00 secured bond. A no contact order was also issued with his young daughter.

The 14-month-old was turned over to a relative from the Harrington area until the mother could arrive to take custody.

Large crowd attacks cops, this time in NYC

Big party in Fort Washington, North of and bordering on Harlem.

party gets out of control.

Cops arrive to restore order.

Crowd taunts and attacks cops, yelling hands up, don’t shoot.

Five cops hurt.

Five arrested, including J-Quan.

Business Is Booming For Gun-Friendly Companies

The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants.

The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door.

Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page.

“The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook posting this May. “It was our intention to get the attention of IRRESPONSIBLE gun owners. But then we realized that irresponsible gun owners do not pay attention to signs.”

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Obama Amnesty Excuse Exposed as Fraud: 2012 Deportations Down 50% from G.W. Bush Average

Illegal immigrants take the train to America.

The Obama administration is floating a rationale through the media that Congress has not provided the resources to enforce immigration laws as justification for the expected pronouncement by President Barack Obama by the end of summer to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens.

Josh Lederman reported for the AP on Wednesday:

“…as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.

“The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn’t even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books. With roughly 11.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally — far more than the government could reasonably deport — the White House believes it has wide latitude to prioritize which of those individuals should be sent home.”


That excuse is a fraud.

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State Park Ranger Found Unconscious in Patrol Car With Beer Between His Legs

A California state parks ranger is on administrative leave following a rather hilarious and compromising photo taken August 15.

The officer, Tyson Young, has been stripped of his peace officer status as well.

According to the anonymous source who took the photograph, Young was parked irregularly along State Route 254, aka the “Avenue of Giants” in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

When the anonymous man stopped to make sure everything was okay, he saw the officers head slumped against the window. Immediately he reached through the open window and tried to wake the officer.
“I shook him, really shook him,” the man said. “And then I saw the beer between legs.”

After not being able to wake the officer, the man dialed 9-1-1 and then snapped this epic photo.

The Covert Origins of ISIS

President Obama: GOP ‘Says No To Everything’

President Barack Obama used his Labor Day speech on Monday to slam Republicans for opposing an increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for women, affordable health care and more.

“Republicans in Congress love to say ‘no.’ Those are just facts, they’re facts of life. They say ‘no’ to everything,” Obama said to the crowd gathered at Milwaukee’s Laborfest.

The president began to outline his goals for working-class families, saying that he has “put [his] money down” on the middle class.

“I want an economy where your hard work pays off with higher wages, and higher income and fair pay for women, and workplace flexibility for parents, and affordable health insurance and decent retirement benefits,” Obama said. “I’m not asking for the moon, I just want a good deal for Americans.”

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I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress

Dems believe climate change more dangerous than ISIS beheadings

Democrats believe global warming poses a bigger threat to the United States than Islamic State terrorists, a new Pew Research Center poll revealed.

Just 25 percent of Republicans polled called climate change a major threat to Americans, while 68 percent of Democrats agreed with the statement, according to the Pew Research Center.

When asked about Islamic State terrorists, 65 percent of Democrats were worried about the group – fewer than those concerned about global warming. Meanwhile, 78 percent of Republicans called the Islamic State the No. 1 threat to the U.S. – a 13-point partisan difference.

S&P Tops 2000 But Weary Consumers On Strike: The Recovery Delusion Gets Obvious

The sheep have been told their confidence is at a 7 year high by the propaganda peddlers working at the behest of the oligarchy. The sheep are also told that 10 million jobs have been added since the GOTUS played his first round back in 2009. The sheep have been told the record highs in the stock market prove that all is well. If the .1% are doing fantastic, some of the wealth must be trickling down. The sheep are told that QE and ZIRP were really to save Main Street and not the bonuses of Wall Street (at record highs by the way). The sheep are told to fear ISIS, Iran, Assad, Putin, and China. The sheep are told U.S. energy independence is just around the corner and to ignore the fact that gas prices have tripled since in the last ten years. The sheep are told drones will keep them safe and the DHS militarizing the police is just for their safety and security. The sheep are told guns are dangerous in their hands, but not in the hands of the government. The sheep passively eat their iGadgets and barely bleat while being led to the slaughter house.

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ATTENTION FRUITLAND CITIZENS

The Fruitland City Council is planning to change the current noise ordinance. The only way the citizens would know is if they attend the council meetings. Did they make any kind of public announcement to let the citizens know? No. The "elephant" in the city is the Fruitland Sports Complex. When this area started out it was surrounded mostly by farmland. Years later a developer bought a large area to build houses on. Most people know this development as Nina Lane. Everyone who chose to buy houses in that development knew the sports complex was there. Two of the city council members live in that development. Due to this, they should excuse themselves from voting on the noise ordinance.


These fields are home for the Fruitland Little League, Fall Ball and Fruitland Falcons. Have you looked at how these organizations have improved this complex? Fruitland Little League and Fruitland Falcons have installed lighting and electric score boards without it costing Fruitland citizens anything. They want to move the time in the morning from 7am to 8am and at night from 10pm to 9pm. The next City Council meeting is Sept. 9th at 7:30pm. They are scheduled to vote on this. Please come out and voice your opinion. This could be a problem for our ball parks. Sometimes our games start early and end late. It seems like Fruitland wants to run everyone away from here instead of coming up with ways to bring people and businesses here. First the water rates, followed closely by the taxes and now the noise ordinance.

Congressman Andy Harris' Wife "Cookie" Laid To Rest

She was the wife of a United States congressman, but carved out a solid reputation of her own.

Sylvia "Cookie" Harris is being fondly remembered as kind, caring, compassionate; a loving mom and devoted pro-life activist.

Family and friends gathered in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary our Queen to say a final farewell.

Archbishop William Lori celebrated Monday's funeral mass.

"Cookie is the most outgoing person I know, very interested in taking care of all life from conception to the grave," said longtime friend Isabel Blevins. She was "very concerned about issues that affect the poor and women and i'm honored to know her."

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Larry Hogan on Education

Feeling Worthless? The 10 Majors Most Likely To Lead To Underemployment

When it comes to worthless majors, it is no secret that "liberal arts" are at the top of the heap. This is the conclusion of not just the real world: a recent survey of 68,000 workers bysalary information firm PayScale  confirmed as much when asking the humanities majors themselves, and where employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design were among the most likely to report feeling "underemployed" at their current jobs.

Also, that the list was topped of by Criminal Justice majors probably speaks more about the current captured state of US crony capitalism than anything else. But what is surprising is that graduates with more "practical" degrees in fields like business administration, ranking second in terms of pay dissatisfaction, also said their jobs didn't put their education, training or experience to work as much as they should. In other words, Wall Streeters thought they were underpaid. Actually did we say "surprising"... scratch that.

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Hussman: 'QE Is Not Life Support' for US Economy

The widening gulf between Wall Street and Main Street, in which one prospers while the other slowly withers, can be laid precisely at the feet of the Federal Reserve, according to perma-bear fund manager John Hussman.

Hussman, founder of the eponymous Hussman Funds mutual fund family and a frequent central bank critic, says in his latest market commentary that years of suppressing interest rates by the Fed has produced an economy in which financial transactions are the major source of growth.

"So what we now have is a financial sector amped up on more than 4 trillion tablets of amphetamine, and a real economic sector that remains at year-to-year growth rates that have historically marked the border between expansion and recession," he writes.

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Aviation Majesty

For WW II aviation buffs, this is something to see. If you couldn't be in England July 12-13 at The Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire to see it in-person, watching this 2:30 minute video might send chills up your spine.

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The Best Way For Students To Avoid High Fees With Campus Banking Products Is To Barely Use Them

All around the country, new and returning college students are being handed IDs they can use as debit cards or they’re being told they can have their aid disbursals deposited straight onto a school-branded card. It all seems incredibly convenient, especially for those who have limited experience handling their own finances, but these school-backed banking products are rarely the best available options for students, who could end up being nickel-and-dimed into debt.

A newly released study [PDF] by our colleagues at Consumer Reports examined the terms and average costs of campus banking products offered by nine different financial firms and once again found that these products full of high, varying fees that can quickly deplete financial aid funds.

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How ISPs “Compete” With Municipal Networks: Lobbying and Campaign Donations That Block Them

Say you’re mayor of a small city. Your city is small enough and far enough away from other cities that the big cable companies don’t want to spend what it would cost to run wires through your town, because the amount they will make in return isn’t worth it. That’s reasonable, from a business perspective. So you and the residents of your city get together and come up with a plan to make a public broadband utility instead. Makes sense, right? You’d happily pay someone else to do it for you, but since they don’t want to take your money you’ll do it yourself. Only — surprise! In come those self-same cable companies to block you from doing that, too, and they get your state’s legislature and governor to pass a law against you for good measure, so you can never try again.

That’s the story of municipal broadband in many parts of the country. Twenty states have some kind of law in place that either prohibits or restricts public broadband utilities from operating or expanding.

In a lengthy feature, the Center for Public Integrity reports on just how heavily involved companies like Comcast and AT&T are in stifling the expansion of municipal broadband. The telecom and cable companies wield outsized power in state-level governments, the report finds, and can make things very difficult for anyone who stands against them.

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DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups

DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America.

The groups benefitting from the lawsuit, according to Investor’s Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The money also went to “delinquent borrowers” in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and other major “Democrat strongholds.”

“This is a wealth redistribution scheme disguised as a lawsuit,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller. “And who benefits from the distribution? Interest groups the administration relies on, outside interest groups, allies and politicians in communities trying to benefit as well.”

Fitton noted that these liberal groups are basically what’s left of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) network, and that President Barack Obama has ties to ACORN.

“You have La Raza that’s getting money, their former head is at the White House in a top position whose funding from the Census has gone up immensely under the Obama administration,” Fitton said.
La Raza, Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America have all intimidated banks to give loans to minorities, even if they can’t afford to pay them back.

This is part of an ongoing scheme in which the DOJ puts the money it has gotten from bank settlementsin a slush fund and then funneled the money to liberal groups. Judicial Watch points out that liberal groups — many of which are the same ones benefiting from this lawsuit — also received money from multi-billion settlements from JP Morgan Chase and Citibank, as well as a $335 million settlement from Countrywide Financial Corporation.

“What we need is an honest Justice Department run by people who make a commitment to the rule of law rather using their power to extort and benefit more government and their political allies.” Fitton said. “This is no better than Tammany Hall.”

Makes Sense To Me


Would it Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.

As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up.

If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.

Someone's got to say it, so it might as well be me: I'm against more black people being murdered, raped and assaulted.

In a massive, detailed 2000 study of the effect of court-ordered affirmative action plans on police departments, economist John Lott found that the more minorities on a police force, the higher the rates of murder, manslaughter, violent crime, robbery and aggravated assault will be. Violent crime increased by a minimum of 3.3 percent every year after affirmative action policies went into effect -- and the spike in crime was highest in black neighborhoods.

The problem was not with black cops, Lott's study showed, but rather with the lowering of standards across the board, resulting in less-qualified officers of every race. To get more of MSNBC's "voices of oppression" on police forces, requirements are reduced for all recruits. (Just as quality declined at MSNBC when "voices of oppression" had to be added to their lineup.)

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