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Friday, October 10, 2014

Thousands of Venomous Spiders Force Family from Home

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007 and soon afterward started seeing brown recluse spiders everywhere, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Once when showering, Susan Trost dodged a spider as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain.

She told St. Louis television station KMOV-TV in 2012 the spiders "started bleeding out of the walls," and at least two pest control companies were unable to eradicate the infestation.

The couple filed a claim in 2008 with their insurance company, State Farm, and a lawsuit against the home's previous owners for not disclosing the brown recluse problem.


Here Are the Two Candidates Millennials Would Pick to Run Against Each Other in 2016 Presidential Election: Poll

If there were a primary among 18 to 34 year olds right now, Democrat Hillary Clinton would be facing Republican Paul Ryan for the White House, according to a Fusion “Massive Millennial Poll”that surveyed 1,200 likely voters in that age group and also found fewer are ready to support Democrats than in the 2012 presidential election.

“Our sample was screened for the people who actually vote in midterms, which is a small percentage of the overall millennial population,” the Fusion press release said. “Just 23 percent of millennials are expected to cast a vote in the midterms, according to Harvard’s Institute of Politics.”

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 vice presidential candidate, got 16 percent of young voters, beating out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 11 percent and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 9 percent. That’s perhaps somewhat surprising, given Paul’s libertarianism and his effort to court young voters. But clearly the Republican contest is pretty tightly contested in this age group.


Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

U. S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of Ebola have said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it. They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa has a fever of at least 101.5 degrees or other symptoms, co-passengers are not at risk.

"At this point there is zero risk of transmission on the flight," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said after a Liberian man who flew through airports in Brussels and Washington was diagnosed with the disease last week in Dallas.

Other public health officials have voiced similar assurances, saying Ebola is spread only through physical contact with a symptomatic individual or their bodily fluids. "Ebola is not transmitted by the air. It is not an airborne infection," said Dr. Edward Goodman of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where the Liberian patient remains in critical condition.

Yet some scientists who have long studied Ebola say such assurances are premature — and they are concerned about what is not known about the strain now on the loose. It is an Ebola outbreak like none seen before, jumping from the bush to urban areas, giving the virus more opportunities to evolve as it passes through multiple human hosts.

Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC's most far-reaching study of Ebola's transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters.


EV-68 Broke Out in Cities Receiving Obama’s Illegal Aliens

On September 10th of this year, I wrote a column in which I speculated that the timing of the EV-68 outbreak coincided with the start of the new school year. I also pointed out that EV-68 is pretty much unknown in the US but quite well known in South and Central America. Now, investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson is also tying the illegal alien children to EV-68. Two children have now died from the disease and many more are suffering breathing problems and paralysis.

As I have advanced my theory, many liberals have noted we have had outbreaks of other illnesses among children before Obama started importing children with health problems. As I point out to them that while they are correct, the outbreaks are limited to anywhere from 4 to 7 states. EV-68 can now be found in all 45 of the 48 continental US states. Although the White House refuses to say specifically where these children went, they do say they sent some to every state. EV-68 broke out in Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, cities which did receive large numbers of Obama’s littlest illegal aliens.

Another troubling fact is that the Department of Education ordered schools to admit these illegals without a health screening or vaccination record which all United States citizens must do. The reason that schools requires these things is so that a child with a serious illness will not pass it around to the rest of the school. It’s just another case where Obama favors illegals over Americans. One of many cases. And it’s the children who are paying the price.


Ebola: Hospital Mistakes Are Scarier Than Risk of Infection in U.S.

The Dallas hospital treating the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. sent the patient, Thomas Duncan, home the first time he showed up because the doctors who saw him never learned that he’d just come from West Africa. The hospital has blamed a flaw in its electronic health records for keeping information collected by a nurse, including Duncan’s travel history, from being presented to the treating physician, who mistook Duncan’s symptoms for a low-level infection, on Sept. 25. (Update: The hospital has since changed its explanation.)

The apparent mistake meant Duncan was not admitted and isolated until Sept. 28. That increased the risk of infection for those he came in contact with while he was sick, including his family, who are now quarantined in their Dallas apartment. It also widened the circle of contacts that public health officials must trace and monitor for symptoms.

America’s risk of an Ebola epidemic remains vanishingly small. The country has the public health resources and hospital capacity to stop the spread of the infection, which is only transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids after a patient exhibits symptoms. The misstep at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, though, indicates something patients should be spooked about: the very real chance that errors, oversights, or deviations from established procedures could kill them.


Judge Rules Man Who Took Photos Up Ladies' Skirts At Lincoln Memorial Didn't Violate Their Privacy

A female judge has dismissed charges against a Virginia man accused of voyerism for allegedly taking pictures up women’s skirts at the Lincoln Memorial, saying that women should have no expectation of privacy in a public place.

“This Court finds that no individual clothed and positioned in such a manner in a public area in broad daylight in the presence of countless other individuals could have a reasonable expectation of privacy,” wrote D.C. Superior Court Judge Juliet McKenna in her ruling (see complete ruling at the bottom of this article) on a defense motion to suppress evidence in the case against Christopher Cleveland.

Cleveland, who is from Springfield, Va., was arrested in June 2013 after U.S. Park Police officers said he appeared to be photographing women wearing dresses who were seated above him on the memorial steps.


Californians Disenchanted with Obama as He Fundraises Again in Golden State

Obama’s three-day fundraising foray among California wealthiest Democratic supporters, which kicks-off on Thursday with a visit to Hollywood and includes a trip on Friday to Silicon Valley, comes during times of disenchantment.

President Obama’s support in California has diminished, and his approval ratings are sliding, as he struggles to save face with failed immigration reform, an impotent ISIS strategy, Ebola disease issues, and Russian incursions into the Ukraine. Consequently, he’s had little time to push his progressive domestic agenda that once made him popular in the Golden State.

Mark DiCamillo, a director for the California Field Poll, points out about Obama’s descending approval numbers that, “In California, the recent decline is greatest among the voter segments that were his strongest supporters in the last two elections.”


Md. Family Sues MCPS For $3 Million, Alleges It Harbored 'Reckless' Teacher

A seven-figure payout—that's what a teenage girl, sexually solicited by her high school history teacher, says she deserves.

She and her family are now suing Montgomery County Public Schools, its Board of Education, and that former teacher, Richard Shemer, 50, of Potomac, for $3 million, plus attorney’s fees.

The girl's parents say they wiped out their savings and retirement accounts, while attempting to provide their daughter with daily counseling and therapy. Before asking close friends for loans, the girl's parents turned to MCPS for financial assistance, but claim administrators told them to pound sand.

"It's something that angers me, but also makes me physically sick," Estrada told ABC 7 News during an exclusive interview. "That is the only way to put it."


Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month.

(Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen using an immunoelectron microscopic technique. Courtesy: CDC)

The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.

CDC Overview of EV-D68

A 10-year girl Rhode Island girl infected with EV-D68, Emily Otrando, died less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital with breathing problems. Three other patients with EV-D68 also died in September.

The CDC reports that in the past month and a half, at least 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have become ill with EV-D68. Most of them are children and some developed limb paralysis. Polio, which can cause paralysis and death, is a type of enterovirus. EV-D68 is one of more than a hundred “non-polio” enteroviruses.


Dairy Queen Latest To Suffer Customer Credit Card Data Hacking

Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.

The company said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. The company said it has fixed the malware problem.

International Dairy Queen Inc. has about 4,500 franchised stores in the U.S. It's also the parent of the Orange Julius chain, and one stand-alone Orange Julius store was breached.


'Our youngest martyr'

ISIS boasts a jihadi fighter aged just TEN was killed as he went into battle with his father in Syria

Islamic State militants and sympathisers are triumphantly circulating images of a 10-year-old boy they claim has been 'martyred' while fighting alongside his father in Syria.

Describing the child as ISIS' youngest jihadist, chilling photographs taken before his alleged death show him smiling at the camera, wearing military fatigues and brandishing a huge assault rifle.

ISIS sympathisers took to social media to identify the 'cub fighter' by his alleged nom de guerre Abu Ubaidah, adding that both he and his father were killed during clashes in Syria in recent weeks, but not specifying exactly where they died or who they had been fighting against.


Three Ebola Stories the Mainstream Media Literally Scrubbed From the Internet

There’s a mysterious phenomenon that keeps happening to alternative media journalists lately, and it seems to be a side effect of Ebola.

Mainstream stories are being removed from the internet without a trace.

The first I heard of this was when a colleague, Mac Slavo, of SHTFplan wrote an article entitled “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”. The article was based on a twitter exchange with a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events”.

“DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.”

Twitter exchange:

What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October. #Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals. The wait is over!

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

@FutureMoneyTren DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

Be prepared to self quarantine yourselves if you experience flu like symptoms. Do not venture out as EMS & hospitals will be overwhelmed.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

There is speculation that this #DallasEbola case is not Ebola. DART teams were told months ago they would be activated in October.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014


MTA Reacts Strongly To Violent Bus Incidents

The Maryland Transit Administration is warning its drivers that anyone who jeopardizes customer safety will be fired.

The strong statement from MTA Administrator Robert Smith follows two recent incidents involving drivers.

One passenger tells WBAL she was berated by a driver in June when she complained about the Route 22 bus being too crowded.


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Worcester Approves ‘Pay As You Throw’ Garbage Program

You do your part. You separate, you sort, you recycle. You try to do the best you can to reduce waste, because garbage is, by its very nature, gross.

Especially with kids.

But then you look down the block. You see that guy. You know him. He’s emptied the entire contents of his house for what appears to be the third time this week. There it all is: pile after pile after pile.

Why should your trash fees be calculated in the same way his are?

Approved in June for 2015, the commissioners are offering residents a choice in how they handle their household waste with the aims of keeping costs in line with use, encouraging more recycling and lengthening the life of landfills.


Cupid Sends NYPD to Save Failed Brooklyn Bridge Proposal

A romantic proposal had its own happy ending thanks to the New York Police Department when the engagement ring fell through the wooden planks of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Olivia Fader and girlfriend Mal Harris of Halifax, Nova Scotia, had planned a vacation to New York City with two friends last month.

Unbeknownst to Fader, Harris planned to propose while they attached a lock with their initials to a bridge railing. On another lock, with the engraved words, "Don't Freak Out," Harris attached a gold cut emerald diamond ring. But as Harris used a key to pop the lock open, the ring fell between two planks of the boardwalk.

Fader wrote in her blog this weekend, "While the duration of time the ring sat there for is wholly unknown to us -- time having been so distorted that afternoon -- it was long enough for Mal to think, 'Huh. That will be tricky to pick up.' No sooner had this thought occurred, the ring slipped through the space and fell into oblivion."

As they watched in horror when the ring landed about 40 feet below on a platform that is inaccessible to the public, their friend fetched two NYPD officers, Matthew Manley and William DeFazio.

"After much deliberation about their method, they walked back to Brooklyn, drove across the bridge, and stopped Saturday afternoon New York traffic so they could park and make their descent," Fader wrote in her blog. "A few anxiety ridden minutes passed, and finally Officer Manley emerged with the ring in hand. Giving us the thumbs up, they then drove back to Brooklyn, and we met them to make the exchange."


A Productive Piping Plover Breeding Season at Assateague

An estimated 38 pairs of piping plovers, Charadrius melodus, nested along the Maryland portion of Assateague Island National Seashore during 2014 and fledged 59 chicks. The resulting productivity numbers, 1.6 chicks fledged per pair, are the highest since 2004. Several factors may be attributed to the success of this year’s number of fledged chicks, including mild summer weather and effective management.

Since monitoring began in 1986, the piping plover breeding population has fluctuated between 14 and 66 pairs, while productivity has fluctuated between 0.4 and 2.4 chicks fledged per breeding pair. In the last five years, the breeding population averaged around 42 pairs, with an average productivity of 1.1 chicks fledged per breeding pair.

There are two distinct breeding areas within the Maryland portion of Assateague Island. The northern six miles of the island supports 90% of the piping plover breeding population, while the twelve mile stretch of beach known as the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone supports 10%. This year, the four pairs in the OSV zone fledged twelve chicks, for a productivity of 3.0 chicks fledged per breeding pair. This year’s productivity within the OSV zone ties with that of 2011 and is the fourth year in a row that productivity has been at or above 2.0 chicks fledged per breeding pair in this area.

No same-day registration in NC election, Supreme Court rules

RALEIGH, N.C. – Same-day registration won't be allowed during early voting in North Carolina and Election Day ballots cast in the wrong precinct won't be counted this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a ruling that had set aside parts of a 2013 election law.

A majority on the nation's highest court agreed to halt the ruling of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Two justices dissented.

The decision means the full law will remain enforced while the state and civil rights groups that challenged the law prepare for trial next summer. The full law was enforced during the May primary as well.


Maryland State Police Press Release 10-10-14


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – From Maine to Florida, once again, troopers will be working as a cooperative team for the ‘Drive to Save Lives’ campaign this weekend.

Maryland State Police installations along I-95 will be participating in a multi-jurisdictional traffic enforcement effort. Each state police agency from Maine to Florida will participate in this initiative focusing on aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeders, seatbelt use, pedestrian and motorcycle safety, as well as commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.

“This initiative displays the importance of law enforcement agencies to work as a team,” said Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. “By targeting actions which cause traffic fatalities, we will achieve our ultimate objective, to save lives.”

Some of the agencies participating in this initiative are: Connecticut State Police, Delaware State Police, Florida Highway Patrol, Georgia State Patrol, Maine State Police, Massachusetts State Police, New Hampshire State Police, New Jersey State Police, New York State Police, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Rhode Island State Police, South Carolina State Police, and Virginia State Police.

CONTACT: Sgt. Marc Black, Sr.
Office of Media Communication

SFD Calls For Service 10-9-14

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Bipolar Joe Biden: Please, please run in 2016!

Call him whatever you want, but — just in case — get ready for Joe 2016.

The guy who reminded President Obama that the Unaffordable Care Act was a “big f*cking deal!” has said he’s not so game on running for the top slot, but that was years ago and his actions lately say otherwise. Why else would he go to New Hampshire? (C’mon, people, it’s New Hampshire.)

Jumbled Joe has been in the news lately, but for all the wrong reasons. During a foreign policy address at Harvard University last week, Mr. Biden claimed that some U.S. allies are the “biggest problem” in fighting terrorism. Then, as only Jammin’ Joe can do, he named names: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates.

“The Turks the Saudis, the Emirates, etc. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down [Syrian President Bashar] Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war,” he said. “What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad — except that the people who were being supplied were al Nusra and al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”


Whoa...What's This About EIGHT Confirmed Ebola Cases in Europe?

This bit of information was buried within a CNN article about Thomas Duncan’s death from Ebola earlier today…

Meanwhile, Frederic Vincent, a spokesman for the European Commission, told CNN on Wednesday that there have been eight confirmed cases of Ebola in European countries. There is one case in the United Kingdom that has been treated and the person has recovered; one case in France like that; two cases in Germany in which patients are receiving treatment; and three cases in Spain: two deceased Spanish missionaries and a nurse’s assistant who is being treated.

There is also a case in which a Norwegian staffer with Doctors Without Borders is being treated, he said.

Also in Spain, health officials said four more potential Ebola cases — in addition to the nurse’s assistant — are under observation.

UPDATE: Due to the fact that the CNN article above was edited to remove the section quoted, I have relinked it to a Fox8 Cleveland article which directly quotes the same CNN passage that has now been deleted. I am linking it to a cached page in case this one gets deleted too.


Men Carjack 91-Year-Old Vet In Moline

A car-jacking turns into a police chase which ends with two teens in custody.

Police say the two Guatemalans, 16 and 17, escaped a facility in Des Plaines around 6 this morning, hijacking a car there and making their way to Moline and Walmart.

Officers say that's where they ordered a 91-year-old veteran out of his car and took off in it, ramming another car on the way out of the parking lot.

Iowa officers initiated a short pursuit this afternoon, deploying stop sticks on Interstate 80 near Iowa City, arresting the teens. They say no one was hurt.


In the American Kangaroo Court System

While the political commentators in the nation’s capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the president’s spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it.

The president continues to dispatch his National Security Agency spies as if he were a law unto himself, and Congress — which is also being spied upon — has done nothing to protect the right to privacy that the Fourth Amendment was written to ensure. Congress has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, yet it has failed miserably to do so. But the spying is now so entrenched in government that a sinister and largely unnoticed problem lurks beneath the surface.

NSA documents released by Edward Snowden show that the feds seriously deceived Congress and the courts in an effort to spy upon all of us and to use the gathered materials in criminal prosecutions, even though they told federal judges they would not. Among the more nefarious procedures the feds have engaged in is something called “parallel reconstruction.” This procedure seeks to hide the true and original source of information about a criminal defendant when it was obtained unlawfully.


Legionella Found In North Ocean City Fire Hydrant

OCEAN CITY — The town of Ocean City is still waiting on the results of the latest batch of water samples taken last week after a fire hydrant in the north end of town tested positive for the presence of legionella, but officials do not believe there is concern at this point with the water and have not issued any restrictions.

On Sept. 25, a water sample taken from a hydrant on 145th Street tested positive for legionella, a bacteria associated with and named for Legionnaire’s Disease. The discovery came on the heels of a positive test for legionella at a nearby hotel earlier in September after two reported cases of Legionnaire’s disease were linked to the lodging establishment.

Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the positive test for legionella at the hydrant has set in motion a larger effort to identify and contain the source and the extent of the possible exposure. The Worcester County Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment are working closely with the town and more samples were taken late last week.


CBS Buries Poor Approval Ratings for Obama, Democrats Ahead of Midterms

Latest CBS News poll shows poor ratings by Democrats for a variety of issues

On Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley made no mention of the results from the latest CBS News poll that gave President Obama and Democrats poor marks ahead of the November 4 midterm elections on issues ranging from the economy to ISIS to terrorism to who voters are most likely to vote for.

Regarding the midterm elections, Republicans find themselves ahead of Democrats on both a generic ballot and specific issues. Republicans have a six point lead against Democrats overall (49 percent to 43 percent with those leaning left or right, 46 percent to 40 percent without) and a five point lead who voters would like most to see takeover the Senate (47 percent to 42 percent). Independents sided with the GOP by a full 30 points over Democrats (57 percent to 27 percent).

When it came to who voters trust to do a better job on the economy, foreign policy, and terrorism, the picture is the same. On the topic of terrorism, the GOP holds an massive lead of 21 points over Democrats at 52 percent to 32 percent and then advantages of 9 and 11 percentage points on the economy and foreign policy, respectively.

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CDC: 150 People Enter U.S. Per Day from Ebola-Stricken Countries--or 4,500 Per Month

( - Both Homeland Security Secretary Secretary Jeh Johnson and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said on Wednesday that 150 people a day arrive in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the three West African countries that have been hit by the Ebola virus.

"When somebody travels from one of those three West African countries, even through a transit point (in Europe), we know where they're coming from. So we're able to track this. And we know that on average it's about 150 passengers a day," Johnson told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"The number of travelers is relatively small. We're talking about 150 per day," Frieden told a news conference on Wednesday. He announced that questionnaires and temperature checks will begin at five major U.S. airports that handle "95 percent of all the 150 travelers per day who arrive from these three countries."


Savage: ‘Obama’s radical open borders agenda is gonna kill all of us’


The Jim Mathias Camp is now telling the liberal party that the event held in Ocean City this week was poorly attended, hardly anyone showed up.

OK Liberals, since pictures do not lie, you tell me, was this event poorly attended? Is there hardly ANYONE there?

Oh, take notice of the last picture where people were giving Mike McDermott a standing ovation.

NO, what happened was, the Mathias Camp had plenty of people there. Their problem was, by the end of the debate THEY ALL CONVERTED!

I'll add. There are three rooms in this area of the building. Aside from the main room, there were people in the adjacent two rooms as well, that's how WELL attended it was. 

Father’s Rescue Attempt For Son Saved By Beach Patrol

A father ambles down the sandy shore while his son splashes and plays in the surf on a clear cloudless Ocean City weekend. Dad may not be paying complete attention until he hears the scream: “Help!”

The father knows that voice. Looking up from the sand mound he’d been kicking, he sees the raised arms of his boy flailing in the water.

Maybe his first reaction is to look around to see if there are any lifeguards on duty. This time of year, the Ocean City Beach Patrol has limited staff making the rounds. More often than not, the father will do what the OCBP reported he did last Saturday: Jump in the water to save his son.


Mike McDermott Receives Standing Ovation At AARP Meeting

I don't care what ANYONE says about this weeks debate in Ocean City, pictures do not lie. 

I was there! Not ONE person stood up for Jim Mathias and Jim found himself stumbling and frustrated because he, (heck, no one) has never had such a viable opponent. 

Now, that being said. If you think Mike McDermott is just a good speaker and is perhaps full of hot air, go to the search bar in the top left hand side of this blog and type in Mike McDermott and see what this man has delivered over all these years. 

He is by far the greatest representative MARYLAND has ever seen. He WALKS THE WALK. Heck, I'll even give you the link. Just keep clicking "Next Posts" to keep viewing. GO HERE

After you do, then come back here and tell me ANYTHING Jim Mathias has delivered over the past 8 years. He only comes out every FOUR YEARS.

Archie Bunker on Democrats

NBC were prepared to offer John Stewart ‘virtually anything’ for him to front Meet The Press

NBC would have offered The Daily Show's Jon Stewart 'virtually anything' to step into the role of Meet the Press host, believing that he could liven up the Sunday morning political format.

Just one month after Chuck Todd took the anchor chair for the weekly news program, reports have surfaced that the network had in fact been desperate for Stewart to front the show.

But whatever money or deal was put on the table, comedian and media critic Stewart has resisted NBC's advances and remains at his post on Comedy Central.


Ebola Cases Surpass 8,000

WHO stresses cases are being underreported in Liberia

Over 8,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been infected with Ebola, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The numbers show there were 2,799 new cases in the last 21 days. Of the 8,011 people infected, 3,857 people have died. “The situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate, with widespread and persistent transmission of [Ebola],” says the WHO in a statement.

The WHO cites problems gathering data in Liberia, and says it should be emphasized that “the reported fall in the number of new cases in Liberia over the past three weeks is unlikely to be genuine. Rather, it reflects a deterioration in the ability of overwhelmed responders to record accurate epidemiological data.”


Looks Like 60″ TVs Might Be This Black Friday’s Big Doorbuster

We’re still a little bit away from retailers “leaking” their Black Friday ads, so no one can say with certainty what bottom-dollar deals the stores will be using to attract shoppers away from their Thanksgiving dinners. One prediction for this year’s holiday season kickoff claims that 60″ TVs are going to be the most tempting bait, but you might have a hard time actually snaring that super-low price. has released its full slate of predictions for Black Friday deals, and if the site is correct, anyone shopping for a cheap TV may want to get to the store early.

For the true bargain-hunter, DealNews predicts that you’ll see some 32″ TVs going for as low as $99 on Black Friday. When the doorbusters disappear, you will probably be able to pick up a screen that size for around $150, just don’t expect it to be a Samsung, Sony, or any other big brand.


Mixed Results Expected In Excursion Train Study; Railroad Condition A Likely Concern

SNOW HILL — The feasibility study on a potential excursion train in Worcester County has been completed, although details are scarce as the County Commissioners want time to process the information before making it public.

The response from commissioners this week is that the train seems to still be a possibility though obstacles requiring a funding commitment appear likely.

The results of the $20,000 feasibility study, which was ordered in July, came back mid-week and none of the commissioners reached this week that have seen it felt they had given the report enough attention to discuss its contents fairly. The plan is to have Stone Consulting, Inc., the firm responsible for the study, meet with the commission to discuss the findings at an upcoming session.


Transsexual prisoner claims she had a 'sexual affair' with O.J. Simpson behind bars and may have given him HIV

A transsexual former inmate of Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada who claims to have had a sexual fling with O.J. Simpson while in prison has revealed she is HIV positive and may have infected the disgraced football great.

Former prostitute Jazmena Jameson has described in detail the alleged one-off encounter she shared with 67-year-old Simpson while serving time in 2013.

In a new interview with Radar Online, Jameson said she got to know the former NFL star - who has been in Lovelock since 2008 following a bungled Las Vegas robbery - while working as the lead porter for the laundry room and would deliver clothes to his cell every other day.

Describing herself as exceedingly flirtatious and the 'closest thing to a woman' in the prison, Jameson said she and Simspon would often 'joke around and stuff'.


What A Great Night At Station 7

Not only was Station 7 packed last night, even I had to park in the overflow parking lot two doors down. While there a group of people were talking and said, it's not even summer time and I've never seen this place so packed. 

Mathias - O'Malley Legacy


It's Your Vote - You Decide

Under the Mathias - O'Malley - Brown - Conway Administration we've seen:

▪ State spending that has increased by nearly $10 billion
▪ Over 40 consecutive taxes imposed or increased on Marylanders
▪ State Comptroller estimates property tax to rise 67% to pay off debt owed over next 5 years
▪ A rise in unemployment by 75%
▪ Over 8,000 small businesses have fled MD for other states
▪ Over 31,000 Maryland taxpayers have fled our state
▪ A failed and expensive healthcare exchange to the tune of over $200 Million wasted
▪ Maryland went from 25th to 42nd business friendly state
▪ 10 of 11 Fortune 500 companies have left MD
▪ 49th in Economic Recovery
▪ Go to: - to find the truth about Senator Mathias voting record.

Concern Citizens of Worcester County

Watch what this Police officer does

County Hazard Plan: Rising Sea Levels, Landslides?

While reading any hazard report with a nonzero entry for risk of landslide on the peninsula can give one pause, the rest of the updates to 2006’s hazard mitigation plan pleased officials enough to move it along in the approval process.

Widespread distribution is the next step, with the full text being made available to other municipalities under the plan’s sphere of influence, the public and the scheduling of a public hearing on the topic within council chambers.

From there, the municipalities will have to approve the draft plan before it comes back to the commissioners for approval. After all that, the plan goes back to FEMA for its approval. FEMA endorsed the preliminary draft of the plan unaffected by recent changes in March.


13th Annual Walk for Awareness this Saturday

Yard Sale 10-10-14

COMMUNITY YARD SALE - Oct.11th (rain date Oct 12th), SALISBURY,

“Nevins Mill”, From Snow Hill Road (Rt.12), to Johnson Road, to Calebs Way.

Baby stuff, Camping equipment, Tools, Household items, seasonal decor, way too much to list everything!!!

7:00 a.m. till ??

Thank You!

Day after day we couldn't believe what we were seeing, traffic wise. Every day this week the numbers just kept rising but Wednesday was incredible and yesterday was just out of this world. 

Perhaps Rick Pollitt, Jim Mathias and Norm Conway should pay close attention because this was the biggest week we've ever seen and the last two days blew away our biggest days. 

That being said, Thank You for visiting Salisbury News. 

Thank God Its Friday 10-10-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

BREAKING NEWS: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win the Nobel Peace Prize

Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.’

From Fox News

Fox News' "The Five" Lists Hogan Race as a Pickup!

"Believe it or not in Maryland, Larry Hogan, the Republican, has cut it down to a lead of about one percent" - Dana Perino...

We are in the fight of our lives and are doing everything we can to win this race and change Maryland. The mainstream media has ignored us from the start, automatically placing Maryland in the win column for Democrats. 

All that has changed over the last few weeks. As we have narrowed the gap to a dead-heat here in Maryland, we are catching national interest as we are positioned to stage an upset and WIN in November.

Just last night, Fox News' "The Five" listed our race as one of three potential new pickups for Republican governors. 

Even the liberal pundit Chris Matthews knows we have victory within our reach. Last night on Hardball, he told Governor Bob Ehrlich that this was a "close race". 

Our campaign has been intensified by the news of the most recent Gonzales Polland The Cook Report's reclassification of our race. We are sending a loud and clear message: WE ARE GOING TO WIN IN NOVEMBER!
We only have 26 days left until Election Day and we need your help. Yesterday we launched Hogan’s Heroes and have had an incredible response! Please help us by making a donation to the campaign today, getting your friends and family involved, and becoming one of our HEROES!  

Thank you for your support,

Larry Hogan

Famous Presidential Lies Contest

We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin )

I am not a crook

GHW Bush:
Read my lips - No New Taxes

I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski

GW Bush:
Iraq has weapons of mass destruction

I will have the most transparent administration in history.
The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs.
I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.
The IRS is not targeting anyone.
It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.
I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism".
You didn't build that!
I will restore trust in Government.
The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.
The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk
It's not my red line - it is the world's red line.
Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.
We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.
I am not spying on American citizens.
Obama Care will be good for America .
You can keep your family doctor.
Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan.
It's just like shopping at Amazon.
I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels.
I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups.
I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi .
I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago.
And, I have never lived with that uncle. He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.
If elected I promise not to renew the Patriot Act.
If elected I will end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan within the 1st 9 months of my term..
I will close Guantanamo within the first 6 months of my term.
I will bridge the gap between black and white and between America and other countries.

And the biggest one of all:
"I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America ."

I believe we have a winner

"Common People Do Not Carry This Much Currency"

Police confiscating Americans’ hard earned cash, as well as a wide variety of other valuables, without an arrest or conviction is a disturbing and growing practice throughput these United States. Since cops get to keep the seized funds and use the money on pretty much anything they want, the practice is becoming endemic in certain parts of the nation. The theft is often referred to simply as civil forfeiture, or civil asset forfeiture. Incredibly, under civil forfeiture laws your property is incredibly “guilty until you prove it innocent.”

The extent of the problem came to my attention last summer after reading an excellent article by Sarah Stillman in the New Yorker. The article struck such a chord with me, I penned a post highlighting it and addressing the issue, titled: Why You Should Never, Ever Drive Through Tenaha, Texas. That article ended up being one of my most popular posts of 2013.

Fast forward a year, and many mainstream publications have also jumped on the topic. Most notably, the Washington Post published an excellent article last month titled, Stop and Seize, which I strongly suggest reading if you haven’t already.


Google Street View Straps A Camera To A Camel’s Back To Capture Arabian Desert

Ultra-sonic welding

The Navy experiments with ultra-sonic welding for Navy uniforms. The technique melts fabric together using sound waves. Ultra-sonic welding would make the uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. Welded seams are flexible and waterproof, too. Traditional seams create small holes that can trap air or water, which adds weight to Navy uniforms. The welding project could help bring manufacturing back to the U.S. from overseas.