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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Political Profiles Delegate Mike McDermott Candidate for State Senate 38

I obviously and strongly suggest you view this extremely important video. This is EXACTLY the kind of representation AMERICA needs in politics and we're truly fortunate to have Mr. McDermott willing to represent us here on the Shore. Please take the time to view this video, Democrat, Republican or whatever you are labeled. When you are done you will actually feel like WE actually have a chance. The very end will blow you away as well.

When "Hope" Fails

by Delegate Mike McDermott

(Salisbury) During a debate on the Don Rush show carried live on WSDL Public Radio, Senator Jim Mathias described the economy on Maryland’s lower shore as, “robust”. He touted the government spending that has been going on as one of the reasons he should be kept for another term of office.

I could not disagree more, and it seems the Maryland State Comptroller and I are on the same page.

“Robust” is not the terminology being utilized to describe Maryland’s economy, and particularly not that of the lower shore. Recently, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) reported how our State’s revenues for income and sales taxes are off by over $405 million dollars and the future is not looking any better.

“Wages and salaries are essentially stagnant. Local, independent businesses are struggling to meet payroll, cover their costs and turn a profit. Working families have cut back their spending because they just don’t have the money, they’re scared of losing their jobs, or, in many cases, both.”

-Comptroller Peter Franchot, Sept. 24, 2014

The Comptroller went on to say that Maryland families see their paychecks “moving in the wrong direction” and we are now second in the nation in foreclosures. He pointed out how the Maryland economy failed to grow at all in 2013 ranking #49 in the country. Without a dramatic shift in policy, he foresees even greater pain in store for the state.

Franchot stated, “We need to recognize that ‘hope’ is not an economic strategy.”

Jim Mathias and Martin O’Malley have grown government and increased our spending because they believe that therein lies our salvation. How else can we explain a 30% increase in spending during the worst recession ever faced by our country. Their strategy for job production is flawed and they have failed.

Conservative solutions have been scoffed at and never allowed to see sunlight in Annapolis, even while the sun sets on our failing economy. It is long past time to see change in the General Assembly. We need leaders, not excuse makers.

McDermott vs Mathias Debate on Public Radio

Mike McDermott vs Jim Mathias debate on Delmarva Today.
Open here to listen to debate.

Don't forget upcoming forum between candidates:
Ocean City Senior Center
104 - 41st Street
Ocean City, MD
Wed., 10/8 - 5 to 7 pm

It is suggested that you be there by 4 pm if you want to be seated.

WH Brushes Off Plight of U.S. Marine Jailed in Mexico

It's the State Department's problem.

On the same day Republican lawmakers urged President Obama to do something about an American war veteran languishing in a Mexican jail, a White House spokesman indicated it's not going to happen.

"My colleagues at the State Department are very focused on this issue," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at Wednesday's briefing."And so, I'd refer you to them for their efforts to work with the Mexican government."

Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says he asked Vice President Biden to ask President Obama to call the Mexican president directly to urge leniency for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi -- but apparently it hasn't happened.


'Flaw' in Electronic Health Record Blamed for Medical Error Involving Ebola Patient

( - When a sick Liberian man walked into Texas Presbyterian Hospital last month, "Protocols were followed by both the physician and the nurses," the hospital said in a statement released Thursday night.

The man told a nurse he had come from West Africa, where an Ebola epidemic is raging.

"However, we have identified a flaw in the way the physician and nursing portions of our electronic health records (EHR) interacted in this specific case."

The hospital said its electronic health records include "separate physician and nursing workflows."

The hospital said the Liberian man's travel history was located in the nurses' portion of the EHR, but -- "As designed, the travel history would not automatically appear in the physician’s standard workflow."



DALLAS, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins shocked the local press corps Thursday night when he and two female workers entered the apartment where America’s first Ebola patient was staying. He entered without any visible protection from possible exposure to the deadly virus.

Judge Jenkins entered the apartment to speak with the occupants who are now being held inside their home under a protection order requiring their compliance. He and two unknown women entered and were not visibly wearing gloves or any kind of mask or other form of protection from the virus.

Members of the local media expressed shock seeing the County Judge enter the apartment without protection. “What the hell is he doing going in there like that?” asked one television camera operator.


The Left’s Religion of Unhappiness

There is no one that the left hates more than a man who does not hate, who goes through the day without outrage and who does not spend his life stewing with vindictive resentments.

Leftists call it “privilege” now. They have called it apathy, escapism and a hundred other things. They will find a thousand other names for it as they march through the future centuries grinding their teeth.

Privilege is the accusation that the very lack of resentment and grievance, neurotic responses to simple phrases and a cloud of free-floating anger, represents an ignorant oppression. The happy are only happy at the expense of the unhappy and must recognize the unhappy privilege of their happiness.

Leftists are missionaries of unhappiness. Their creed is salvation through anger. Their governing philosophy is to make others miserable in order to teach them how they have overlooked the misery of others. They are forever spreading misery around the world for the sake of the greater good.



In a speech in Boston, First Lady Michelle Obama left behind talk of exercise and school lunches, exchanging it all for bald politics by claiming that under her husband the US economy is now better off "by almost every economic measure."

The First Lady appeared at the Strand Theater Friday to stump for Martha Coakley's campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Coakley needs help badly, as even in blue, blue Massachusetts, the race between Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker is essentially a toss up.

In her remarks, Obama pushed the President's newest campaign line that he has saved the economy based on reports that unemployment is at an all-time low since he took office—as well as his purported "longest streak" of jobs created.


Immigrant Experience: Schools tackle needs of students from other countries

CEDAR RAPIDS — Homework and dinner time converge in Mazahir Salih’s kitchen every day after school. The smell of roasted chicken collides with a peppering of questions from four of her children about math problems, patterns and telling time.

“I know math in my language,” said Salih, who was a civil engineer in Sudan before she came to the United States in 1997. “I don’t know some of the math in English, and there are different ways to solve math problems in English. Sometimes it’s hard to help my son.”

Salih said she wishes there were after-school options for her children and other immigrant students to get extra help when she cannot. It’s just one of the many dilemmas students and their parents run into.

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City schools have seen an increasing number of immigrant and refugee families over the past few years. Schools continue to have a significant number of Spanish speakers but are noticing a growth in Arabic, Swahili and languages from several African countries.

Iowa City schools have 900 students in ELL programs this year compared to 211 in 2009. In Cedar Rapids schools’ ELL programs, there are 642 students compared to 308 students in 2009.


Watch Bill Maher Make Hollywood Star Noticeably Uncomfortable, Angry During Explosive Debate on Radical Islam: They Will ‘F***ing Kill You’

(Warning: Strong language)
It was essentially “Real Time” host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris versus actor Ben Affleck and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Friday night as the panel aggressively debated radical Islam and just how big of a problem it is around the world.

And things got tense in a hurry.

Affleck was noticeably uncomfortable and frustrated throughout the discussion, calling claims that there are widespread problems within the Islamic religion “racist” and “gross.” Maher said liberals should stick up for liberal principles that many in the Muslim faith do not value, such as freedom of speech and equality for women.


Obama Mocks American Concern Over Obamacare, Whines About Fox News Again

When Obama’s Justice Department isn’t monitoring the phone lines of Fox News reporters and their parents, he’s publicly berating them during boring, tired speeches.

During his new but old economic speech yesterday at Northwestern University, President Obama mocked Americans who have concerns about Obamacare limiting their freedom and whined about Fox News.

“While good affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it turns out it’s working pretty well in the real world,” he said.

Bonus: A second complaint about Fox News was sent out on Obama's official Twitter account.


BREAKING NEWS: Bad Accident In Salisbury

500 Block of Snow Hill Rd in front of Shore Up. Motor vehicle accident with roll over and there's a report of an infant being ejected. They just dispatched a second ambulance. 

They just made an ALL CALL, meaning ALL stations respond. 

They have just requested Fruitland's Ambulance. 

Snow Hill Road will remain closed for reconstructions.  No time frame was given. 

Raw Milk Sales In Maryland Debated At Meeting

FREDERICK, Md. — The selling of raw unpasteurized milk in Maryland was again a hot topic along with more discussion on milk hauling legislation, at the meeting of the Maryland Dairy Industry Advisory Council on Sept. 23, in Frederick. Md., at the County Health Department.

The main topic of the day — the sale of raw milk in Maryland, was introduced by Colby Ferguson, representing Maryland Farm Bureau — and the subject brought about a number of comments.
Ferguson noted that Farm Bureau supports the current law banning the sale of raw milk in the state.
Ferguson said he did not see Farm Bureau changing its position in the near future.

“There is no way at this time, to guarantee or to regulate, to keep people from getting sick, even with pasteurization.”
“We’ve been doing it (pasteurizing milk) for more than 50 years,” Jody Vona, a milk processor noted, “and dairy farms have made a huge contribution in the quality of our milk, but it isn’t possible to inspect each individual cow.”


Woman Spends Month In Jail Because Cops Thought Her Spaghetti-O’s Were Meth

Road side drug testing kits are not enough to convict but are enough to rob a woman weeks out of her life. A routine traffic stop turned into a blunder fest when over eager police went looking for reasons to lock up those pulled over. When the officer found a spoon with a dried red substance, they took action and did a test. It came back positive and the cuffs were promptly put on Ashley Huff.

Georgia is hanging its head in shame as the 23 year old proclaimed her innocence. She had told the cop that it was Spaghetti O sauce. She got to cool her heels for two weeks in jail before qualifying for a program that got her out. She did not perform one of the mandatory steps and found herself once again behind bars. Now this stint lasted all the way from the beginning of August until September 18th.


Maryland Manufacturers Predict Increased Sales, But Struggle To Find Skilled Workers

A majority of Maryland manufacturers expect increased sales over the next year — but don't expect a glut of hiring to match.

A survey released Friday by the state Department of Business and Economic Development found that 60.7 percent of manufacturers expect their sales to increase in the next 12 months. Fewer are planning on hiring, though, likely thanks to productivity increases. Only 42.9 percent plan to boost employment in the same period.

The state released the survey Friday to coincide with National Manufacturing Day and the start of a month named Maryland Manufacturing Month by Gov. Martin O'Malley. It also comes as international competition and new technologies rapidly change the domestic manufacturing industry.


Michelle Obama’s Face To Be Plastered All Over Fast Food Chain

First Lady Michelle Obama is about to become a fixture in the meal times of US citizens who frequent Subway restaurants, as the fast food chain embarks on its role in the federal government’s Let’s Move campaign. One of the major policy issues backed by the First Lady is the need to make Americans, and children in particular eat a little better by making healthy options at home and when eating out.

The Subway campaign will feature Mrs. Obama advertising the new kids menu, which aims to offer kids a healthier alternative with their meal time sandwich. As part of the changes made to the menu of the restaurant kids will be offered milk and water as beverage options, instead of simply fountain soda’s. The choice of healthy options also goes as far as the side provided with each sub, which will now include an apple alongside the traditional choice of chips.


Maryland Senator Ben Cardin Pushes Bill To End Racial Profiling

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Profiling by police is becoming a focus for Maryland lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They’re pushing legislation to end the practice.

Alex DeMetrick looks at the support that move is now generating.

It’s Md. Sen. Ben Cardin’s bill and it’s getting renewed interest in wake of a teen killing in Ferguson, MO.

Police work is always a question of judgment, but when race or ethnicity trumps probable cause and becomes the prime reason for an arrest or other action, there is pushback.


Don’t panic over Ebola in America

The first thing to do is to calm down.

Ebola is terrifying. But it's not likely to kill you, or to spread widely in the United States. What's scary — and hyped — about Ebola isn't what makes it dangerous.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. It kills about half of those who contract it. It sometimes, though not always, leads to uncontrollable bleeding. But it's difficult to contract. The only way to catch Ebola is to have direct contact with the bodily fluids — vomit, sweat, blood, feces, urine or saliva — of someone who has Ebola and has begun showing symptoms.

2 Louisiana Teachers Accused Of Group Sex With Male Student

GRETNA, La. (AP) - Two teachers are accused of having group sex with a student in Louisiana after school officials told authorities the 16-year-old was bragging to his peers.

Police say 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess had sex with the teenager at Respess' apartment in Kenner, outside New Orleans. They teach at nearby Destrehan High School.

Each had posted bond and left jail as of Thursday.

Dufresne also is accused of having sex with the teenager at her home in Montz.


Shenandoah Burning

This is the 150th anniversary of one of the Civil War’s most destructive and controversial campaigns. Union Gen. Philip Sheridan unleashed a hundred mile swath of flames in the Shenandoah Valley that left vast numbers of civilians tottering towards starvation. Unfortunately, the burning of the Shenandoah Valley has been largely forgotten, foreshadowing how subsequent brutal military operations would also vanish into the Memory Hole.

In August 1864, supreme Union commander Ulysses S. Grant ordered Sheridan to “do all the damage to railroads and crops you can… If the war is to last another year, we want the Shenandoah Valley to remain a barren waste.” Sheridan set to the task with vehemence, declaring that “the people must be left nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war” and promised that, when he was finished, the valley “from Winchester to Staunton will have but little in it for man or beast.”

Some Union soldiers were aghast at their marching orders. A Pennsylvania cavalryman lamented at the end of the fiery spree: “We burnt some sixty houses and all most of the barns, hay, grain and corn in the shocks for fifty miles [south of] Strasburg… It was a hard-looking sight to see the women and children turned out of doors at this season of the year.” An Ohio major wrote in his diary that the burning “does not seem real soldierly work. We ought to enlist a force of scoundrels for such work.” A newspaper correspondent embedded with Sheridan’s army reported: “Hundreds of nearly starving people are going North . . . not half the inhabitants of the valley can subsist on it in its present condition.”


Jusst Perfect: Soup Ministry Reopens

The Rev. Dale Dunning takes a deep breath. “I'm finally home,” she says.

Jusst Sooup Ministries has found a permanent home after 15 years of moving around Sussex County.

And that home is just a few feet from her front door along Cool Spring Road.

Because of Sussex County zoning regulations, Dunning has been unable to use her commercial kitchen and dining room since it was constructed three years ago as a segment on the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” ABC television show.

The show was filmed in August 2011 and aired as a Thanksgiving special that year. Hundreds of volunteers and dozens of contractors – coordinated by local builder Schell Brothers – mobilized over a week to construct the Jusst Sooup Ranch for the Dunnings, which includes a large soup kitchen as the answer to her prayers to have a permanent site for her ministry.



BALTIMORE – Sometimes, more than 16 tons is not enough

On Tuesday, the final day of Hunger Action Month, the Maryland Food Bank, a nonprofit hunger organization, weighed a total of 33,405 pounds in donations of food and other goods from its most recent food drive.

Even with the help of a “virtual food drive,” this fell shy of its goal
to beat the September 2013 collection of 35,000 pounds.

The drop in donations comes at a time of rising food insecurity in a
state where people are still feeling the effects of an economic
recession and cuts to federal food assistance programs.


Maryland Sees Little Risk To Water From Fracking

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Maryland environmental regulators see little risk of water contamination from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in far western Maryland.

A draft report ( ) released Friday for public comment ranks the risks associated with water contamination mostly low, and in some cases moderate.

It says state regulations are sufficient to protect sources of drinking water supplies, but there is an elevated risk of harm to aquatic life under certain conditions during times of drought.


JUST IN: A United Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark is being held at the gate in Terminal B; passengers are being kept on board due to a sick passenger.

Dogs On White Lowe Road

Hey Joe. There are 2 little dogs on Rt 50 at White Lowe Rd. One is a light colored shihtzu and one is a Yorkie. We stopped and made sure they got across the highway safely but they were too spooked to let us close enough to get them. They stayed right next to each other so they must belong together. When we left they were on the south side of 50 walking down White Lowe Rd. Wasn't sure if your readers could help find the owners.

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Right Of Maryland To Tax Out-of-state Income

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case involving a Maryland couple who believe their out-of-state income should not be taxed by their state of residence.

Brian and Karen Wynne of Howard County argue the income they earn in several other states through Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., a company Mr. Wynne partially owns, should not be taxed by Maryland if they pay the income taxes in those other states.

Maryland has an out-of-state income tax credit that can be used to offset state income taxes. But there is no equivalent credit that can be used to offset county income taxes, so counties can tax the out-of-state income.

According to court documents, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne (No. 13-485) asks the question: “Does the United States Constitution prohibit a state from taxing all income of its residents — wherever earned — by mandating a credit for taxes paid on income in other states?”


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Parents Of Missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham Release Video

Woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch for wearing a head scarf takes her fight to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed.

The justices agreed to hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court decision that ruled the New Albany, Ohio-based company did not discriminate because the job applicant did not specifically say she needed a religious accommodation.

At issue is how employers must deal with laws that require them to make allowances for a worker's religious practices, as long as doing so does not cause the business too much hardship.

A federal judge initially sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sued on behalf of Samantha Elauf.


4 Of 5 Top Job Additions In September Were Low Or Minimum Wage

Interested why despite the euphoric headline NFP print, a cursory glance deeper inside the payrolls report reveals weakness after weakness, with both participation plunging again and wages the worst since last summer? Here is the answer: 4 of the top 5 largest job additions in September, retail trade, leisure and hospitality, education and health and temp help, were of the lowest quality, and paying, jobs possible. So yes, America added a whole lot of minimum wage waiters, store clerks, groundskeepers and temps: truly the stuff New Normal "recoveries" are made of.


JUST IN: Health officials rule out Ebola for patient in Washington, D.C.

County Believes Politics Causing Comptroller To Stall Wholesale Liquor Distributor Probe

SNOW HILL — Word is still out on whether a complaint lodged by the Worcester County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) against liquor wholesaler Reliable-Churchill has triggered an investigation by the state Comptroller’s Office.

The state is only willing to acknowledge it receive the letter at this point and would not confirm nor deny an investigation. It’s been a little over a month since the county filed an official complaint with the Comptroller’s Field Enforcement Division asking for an investigation into a transaction made between the DLC and Reliable-Churchill.

DLC Director Bobby Cowger said this week there has been no response so far from either Reliable-Churchill or the Comptroller’s Office to the county complaints and no signs of an investigation.

The Comptroller’s Office confirmed Monday it received the letter of complaint but is not in a position to comment. The county didn’t even know that much, said Cowger, since the state has had no contact with Worcester over the letter.


Millsboro Man Charged with DUI After Crashing Head-On with Troopers near Harbeson

Harbeson, DE - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a head-on crash that occurred yesterday afternoon between a Delaware State Police car and a truck.

The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. Friday October 3, 2014, as a 23 year old female trooper was operating a fully marked 2008 Ford Crown Victoria northbound on Beaver Dam Road just north of Indian Mission Road (SR5). Robert C. Rickrode 2nd, 28 of Millsboro, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Beaver Dam Road approaching a moderate right curve just north of SR5. The pick-up truck failed to negotiate the curve and crossed the center line of the road, entering the northbound lanes and into the travel path of the state police cruiser. The female trooper attempted to avoid the collision by swerving to the right, but was struck in the right front of the car by the right front of the truck. After the impact, the Silverado rolled onto its side but landed upright on the east side of the road while the police car came to controlled stop on the east side of the road.

The female trooper and a 28 year old male trooper seated in the front passenger's seat, were both properly restrained and transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where they were treated and released with minor non-life-threatening injuries.

Robert Rickrode, was not properly restrained and was transported to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. He was then transported back to Troop 7 by state police where he was charged with two counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug (Heroin), Inattentive Driving, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and No Proof of Insurance. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,800.00 cash bond.

At the time of the crash, the trooper was not involved in any emergency response and did not have any emergency equipment activated. Both troopers are assigned to Troop 7 in Lewes.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Beaver Dam Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

2 Colorado Adults Die From Complications Of Enterovirus

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) - At least two Colorado adults have died from complications from what may be enterovirus-68, the same strain that has afflicted hundreds, mostly children, across the country.

Dr. Phil Emrie, a critical care pulmonologist at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, says he treated adult patients who suffered from conditions similar to the virus.

“We don’t know for sure that it’s the enterovirus-68, but we do know that it’s consistent with the illness that they’re seeing in children,” Emrie said.


Biden on being VP: ‘Ain’t that a b—h’

Foul-mouthed quip at Harvard draws laughs

Vice President Joe Biden joked that his job can be a “bitch” while speaking to students on Thursday night. During an event at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, Biden took a question from a senior who introduced himself as the vice president of the student body. “Ain’t that a bitch?” Biden replied.

“I mean … excuse me, the vice president thing?” He quickly added: “I’m joking, I’m joking. Best decision I ever made.” His remarks were met with laughter.

Biden is no stranger to gaffes. During a televised event in the 2008 presidential campaign he asked Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham to “stand up Chuck, let ‘em see you,” forgetting that Graham was a wheelchair user.

H2Oh What A Mess

There’s a fine line between “annoying” and “criminal,” and anyone who was in Ocean City this past weekend will likely give you an earful as to just how razor thin it really is.

While relatively little serious crime was recorded over the span of this year’s H2O International car show – which does not take place within Ocean City, at least officially – the resort was inundated with complaints of general ill-behavior that came at a bad time for residents, most of whom were anxious to start enjoying the quieter shoulder-season.

“It was a nightmare for us as far as delivery,” said Ed Braude, owner of Fat Daddy’s, with restaurants on both Dorchester and 82nd Streets, “but it’s a tradeoff. You can’t be busy and not have traffic.”


October at Pittsville Station 7 Restaurant!

Friday, October 3rd 
Smoked Prime Rib with two sides, 19.99!

DJ Bones - 9pm upstairs!

Saturday, October 4th
Ribs & Shrimp with one side, 19.99!

DJ Mikey J - 9pm upstairs!

Sunday, October 5th
All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, 7.99!
Served 9am-1pm, along with our regular breakfast menu and limited lunch menu!

Sunday Funday food and drink specials with all the NFL action and the Orioles playoff game on 12 tvs! Upstairs opens at 12pm!
This Month

  • Now open 7 days a week!
  • $7.77 Lunch Menu - 11am-4pm, Monday through Friday, each item INCLUDES a soft drink!
  • Fall Dinner Features are Back! Sunday through Thursday, 4pm-close, while they last!
  • Entertainment every weekend! Click here for the schedule!
  • Every Thursday - $5 Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches!
  • Paint Nite! Tuesday, October 21st - get your ticket early!
  • HALLOWEEN PARTY/COSTUME CONTEST - Friday, October 31st - upstairs with Mostly Country Karaoke!
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    check out our other location in West Ocean City!
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US Justice Review Of Baltimore Police Sought

Baltimore officials are looking for a U.S. Justice Department review of the city police department's procedures and policies after several cases of use of force by officers have resulted in millions of dollars in legal settlements and public outcry.

Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday that he was asking for a review. The move was backed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who said in an emailed statement that she welcomed any partners willing to work in reducing excessive force complaints. A day earlier, City Council President Bernard Young sent a letter to outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking federal officials to take a look at the department.

Young wrote that cases of people not charged with crimes suffering injuries at the hands of arresting officers "damage the fragile relationship between the city's police officers and citizens."


Ex-US Army soldier joins 'private army' to fight against ISIS

One of three Americans fighting with Kurds in Syria identified

A Wisconsin high school graduate is reportedly in the Middle East with two other Americans, fighting ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

Jordan Matson of Wisconsin, a former American solder, has joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), who are mainly battling advances by Islamic State militants close to Syria's borders with Turkey and Iraq, a spokesman for the Kurdish group said on Thursday.

YPG spokesman Redur Xelil confirmed Matson's presence with the group in an online note and said: 'He is fighting in the Jazaa area.' Jazaa is in northeast Syria and has seen heavy fighting between the YPG and fighters of Islamic State.


Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force

While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slide from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232K people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!

And that's how you get a fresh cycle low in the unemployment rate.


Pines Troubled By Foreclosure Service Stickers

Following a bizarre series of events, the community is urging caution after local real estate agents found what they believe to be suspicious stickers on the garage doors of several homes.

The stickers, placed in hard-to-see spots by Florida-based firm Mortgage Contracting Services LLC, state that the property “has been determined to be vacant and abandoned” and warns, “This property may have its locks replaced and/or plumbing systems winterized within the next few days.”

Ocean Pines Association Board Director Sharyn O’Hare warned the community of the stickers during a meeting on Saturday, Sept. 27.


Va. gov.'s aide spoke of job for kin if senator stayed

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff left a voice-mail message for a Democrat who was on the verge of quitting the General Assembly in June, saying that the state senator's daughter might get a top state job if he stayed to support the governor's push to expand Medicaid, according to descriptions from three people who heard the recording.

Then-state Sen. Phillip Puckett wound up resigning, flipping control of the chamber to Republicans and thwarting McAuliffe's signature goal of expanding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Puckett's abrupt exit came amid accusations that Republicans had enticed him to leave with job offers for himself and his daughter, triggering an ongoing federal investigation and inflaming partisan passions in Richmond.

Now a voice-mail message suggests that Puckett fielded a similar overture from Paul Reagan, McAuliffe's chief of staff.



Sections of Salisbury

Over the years there have been sections of Salisbury that had rather distinctive names. For the most part these are all gone now and people wouldn’t know where they are if you referred to them by their former name.

The earliest distinct name was Cotton Patch. It was located out Riverside Drive and was the farthest upriver a large boat could go. The wharf was naturally named Cotton Patch Wharf, and there are houses now where they have built up the land for housing. Most of the houses that are on the riverside of Riverside Drive are built on land that was once part of the river.

Near here is a section of Salisbury that was referred to as Snuff Hill. It is near Riverside Drive and Oak Hill Avenue. The name originated because so many of the ship’s captains lived there, and most of them used snuff. This was because the use of any other form of tobacco on their long voyages subjected it to the wet conditions.

The Hunting Park section of the city used to be called Weatherhead’s Woods after the man who previously owned all the land that now comprises Hunting Park. The Larmar Corporation bought all the land and developed it in the 1940’s. George Chandler was the guiding hand behind the Larmar Corporation, and the surveyor he used was Bert Cropper from Ocean City. They started before World War II and finished it after the war.

An area that was still familiar to many in the 1950’s was Rabbit Gnaw. It is the area around the Salvation Army complex.

Another area is Hasty Town. This area was around where Expert Tire is now. There is no history of Hasty Town, only a vague reference as to its location by the late historian, Richard Cooper.

The area that is now the Oaks sub-division at the corner of North Division and Isabella streets was called Pea Hill before 1890. It was sort of a park that had a ball field and picnic area for people to enjoy on week-ends. E. E. Jackson bought the entire piece of land and built his mansion on it. He called it “The Oaks”. The 40-room mansion was sold in 1925 to an out-of-town buyer for $100,000. He tore it down and sub-divided the property.

Two areas have been referred to as the Fairgrounds. The first was the block that is encircled by Church, Truitt, and Isabella Streets and Holland Avenue. This was around 1875. The other is where Pemberton apartments are now. This was used as the county Fairgrounds beginning in 1909.

One of the larger enclaves was Georgetown. It was a predominately black section that was formerly part of the plantation of Major Levin Handy called Poplar Farm. The Poplar Hill Mansion was the manor house for the farm. It is thought that one of his slaves bought his freedom and settled in the area. No one knows how it became to be known as Georgetown. The east-west perimeters are between Poplar Hill Avenue and just to the west of the railroad. The north boundary was around Isabella Street and extended southerly to the main part of Salisbury. The southerly part of Georgetown was also referred to as Cuba.

Anything west of the river was in “California”. My grandmother was born in 1888 on the corner of Second and Pearl, and my grandparents’ first house after they got married in 1911 was on the corner of Isabella and Lake Streets – in California. Another area in California was a large area known as “the cranberry bog” because that is what it was. It was unsuitable for building and it eventually became a dump. It now sits under our new fire house on Cypress Street.

Today there are many sub-divisions that are familiar to us such as Camden and Newtown, but how many of the old names do you hear?

Police Horse Assaulted Twice In Same Night By Unrelated Perps

Eric Ryan Dudkiewicz, 23, of Norristown, Pa., and Demetrios Xanthos, 26, of North Arlington, N.J., are charged with interfering with a police animal in two unrelated incidents that occurred just over an hour apart.

Veteran equine member of the force, Benson, was the victim of both attacks and, per his training, did not return the blows. Both he and Mounted Officer Joseph Laughlin left the incident unscathed, police said.

With large crowds gathering in the midtown area during H2O International, a VW- and Audi-centric car show in the area last weekend, mounted officers and police on bikes and in patrol cars were outside the Princess Bayside on 48th Street to control crowds Saturday night.


1.4 Million Cases of Ebola Forecast by January

The Ebola outbreak could skyrocket to between 550,000 cases and 1.4 million cases by 2015 if there is no large-scale intervention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC warns the epidemic in West Africa could drag on for years if a response isn’t immediate. Here are the latest figures on the largest Ebola outbreak in modern history.
1.4 million: The estimated number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January if virus continues to spread.
20,000: The number of Ebola cases forecast by early November if outbreak isn’t contained.

Flight 93 National Memorial fire destroys 3 buildings

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. – A fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial destroyed three administrative buildings on Friday, leaving officials concerned about some of the memorabilia and archival material stored there.

Wind-whipped flames didn't touch the under-construction memorial and visitors center, which are about 2 miles away on the large property in rural western Pennsylvania, National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said. No one was injured in the fire, whose cause is under investigation.

The buildings comprised the park's headquarters, with conference facilities, storage space and the superintendent's office. About 10 percent of the memorial's archival collection was kept on site, and many objects were in fireproof safes, officials said.


Ending Homelessness For Veterans

The Obama Administration getting closer to its goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015. The Housing and Urban Development Department and Veterans Affairs provide $62 million to help more than 9,000 homeless veterans find permanent housing. 

It's all a part of a program that combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. Since 2010, the program has seen homelessness among veterans decline 33 percent to about 45,000 homeless veterans.

Watchdog Claims Union's Legal Fight Reveals ObamaCare Fraud

A Texas union’s dirty laundry -- aired out in court when workers charged they were cheated out of overtime pay – also shows the labor organization ripped off taxpayers under a $1.3 million contract to sign people up for ObamaCare, a watchdog group is claiming.

Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to serve as a "navigator," enrolling people in Affordable Care Act coverage. The group subcontracted with United Labor Unions Local 100, which, according to Cause of Action, paid members less than it billed the government and, in some cases, paid them to recruit union members. The watchdog group discovered the alleged discrepancy in court papers filed by union workers suing the labor organization for unpaid overtime.

“Southern United Neighborhoods and ULU Local 100, both rebranded ACORN entities, present a risk of violating the law – this time by potentially misusing over $1.3 million of taxpayer dollars for union activities instead of enrolling individuals in the Affordable Care Act,” Daniel Epstein, executive director for Cause of Action said to


NBC News cameraman diagnosed with Ebola and station's chief medical correspondent put in quarantine

News team flown back to U.S. from Liberia in new deadly virus scare

A cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has become the fourth American to contract the deadly Ebola virus.

Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, 33, is being flown privately back to the U.S. for treatment, while the network’s chief medical editor and correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the rest of her team are also returning and will be placed in quarantine for 21 days.

Neither Snyderman nor the other members of her team are currently displaying any signs of the disease, said NBC.


MSP Press Release 10-4-14 (Easton Barrack)

Allah & 72 Virgins

A suicide bomber died and went to heaven, as foretold.

When he arrived there, he met Allah, and he said to Allah that he was ready to claim his virgins, as promised.

Out of curiosity he asked Allah why there were so many virgins in heaven.

Allah regarded him for a moment, then replied, "Actually, the 72 virgins are here in heaven because assholes like you murdered them before they could experience the pleasure of sex. So you're here to service them. Since they're virgins, they're quite sexually ravenous; and, frankly, you'll be on constant, exhausting duty. And I shall banish you from Paradise should you fail!"

The bomber responded, "Well, I guess I can live with that. How hard can it be to keep 72 women satisfied for all eternity?"

And Allah replied, "Who said anything about women?"

Caption This Photo 10-4-14

Hope You Have A Better Day

MCE host Minority Business Workshop in Queen Anne's County

Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS

Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either reckless or incompetent. He either didn't pay attention at the briefing or kept the country in the dark about ISIS.

Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history.

According to a U.K. newspaper, President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign:

President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday.

'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.

The staffer declined to share anything specific about the content of those briefings, citing his need to maintain a security clearance.

But 'it's true,' he said, 'that the [intelligence] community was sending pretty specific intel up to us.'

'We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.'

Yes, this news report is based on a nameless source, but it is credible. We've heard similar comments from others.


NFPA and The Home Depot to promote smoke alarm safety in support of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11

“Teaming up with NFPA to promote Fire Prevention Week helps reinforce important fire safety messages among the thousands of customers who enter our stores nationwide each day,” says Hila Roberts, merchant, fire safety, for The Home Depot. “Where smoke alarms play a key role in home fire safety, NFPA’s information and resources help educate the public about the extreme importance of smoke alarms in the home. Partnering with them enables us to educate our customers to buy the right alarms to keep their families safe.”

Each fall, The Home Depot helps educate customers about ways to protect their homes and families from potential fire risks with a month-long safety campaign that includes two in-store workshops:

· On Saturday, October 4, The Home Depot stores all across the country are hosting a kids’ fire safety workshop, where kids can build their very own emergency medical truck. Plus, a fire engine or EMT truck will be outside most stores, where kids can check them out.

· On Saturday, October 18, The Home Depot’s U.S. stores will host a workshop for adults to learn how to install and maintain smoke alarms.

“Partnering with The Home Depot during Fire Prevention Week provides a tremendous opportunity to remind the public just how important it is to make sure their smoke alarms are working, and to test them every month,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and smoke alarms, visit