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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orbital Sciences Explosion at Wallops from 3000ft


Newser – A new study—conveniently timed around Halloween—points to a tasty way to improve our memories. For three months, study subjects ages 50 to 69 consumed a drink full of cocoa flavanols, which are antioxidants. On a memory test, the subjects scored about 25% higher than did another group whose drink was lower in flavanols. The test looked at the kind of memory linked to remembering where you parked your car or what your new friend looks like, the New York Timesreports. Those drinking the high-flavanol mixture showed scores comparable to people several decades younger; an average 60-year-old in the study, for instance, demonstrated memory on par with a 30- or 40-year-old, Scientific Americanreports. What's more, they showed increased activity in a part of the brain associated with such remembering.

"They got this really remarkable increase in a place in the brain that we know is related to age-related memory change," says an outside expert. What they didn't show, however, was a boost in activity in a part of the brain that's damaged in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease—so chocolate may not offer protection against that disorder. And unfortunately, Snickers bars aren't going to do much for your memory: You'd need to eat some seven bars of dark chocolate per day to get the levels of the epicatechin flavanol that study subjects were getting (900mg per day in the higher-flavanol group, Science Daily reports). One more note: The study was partially funded by candy giant Mars, though a scientist says it wasn't biased.

Lawmaker Claims Plans May Be In Pipeline To Bring Non-Citizens To US For Ebola Treatment

A top Republican congressman claims the Obama administration is exploring plans to bring non-U.S. citizens infected with Ebola to the United States for treatment.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa.

Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk



'If it's the president, any old photocopy from Kinko's will do'

A conversation between well-known conservative commentator 
Mark Steyn and an intrepid talk-radio show went beyond the contents of a new book Monday and delved directly into the controversy over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.

After mentioning his birthplace is Toronto, author, radio host and commentator Steyn jumped feet first into the eligibility issue in an interview with Peter Boyles on KNUS Radio in Denver.

To live in the United States, “I have to provide a long-form birth certificate,” Steyn said, “but if it’s the president, any old photocopy from Kinko’s will do.”

Steyn, whose new book, “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” compiles some of his best work, also has authored “After America” and “Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And the Twilight of the West.” He’s been a guest host for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

He explained to Boyles, who regularly tackles the eligibility issue, he was born in Toronto, and “oddly enough as a condition of my presence in this country, I did have to provide my long-form birth certificate.”


CAIR Spokesman Compares Bill Maher To ‘Grand Dragon Of The KKK’

In a heated debate on MSNBC with free speech advocate Greg Lukianoff, CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper defended UC Berkeley students’ efforts to uninvite comedian Bill Maher for his comments on Islam, comparing him to the Grand Dragon of the KKK.

LUKIANOFF: The fact that people so vehemently disagree with him is the more reason to hear him out. It’s an art that I feel is actually being lost on the campuses, where we should be teaching people is to at least hear people out before you to get them kicked off campus.

HOOPER: So if they invited the Grand Dragon of the KKK…


AMBER Alert CANCELED: Mother missing with 2 children

The mother and 2 children were found in Delaware.  According to police they are safe. No further information is available at this time

Press Conference On Antares Rocket To Begin at 8:30pm Tonight

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT. No injuries have been reported, and Orbital reports that all personnel around the Wallops Flight Facility launch site have been accounted for. NASA will continue to provide additional updates as they become available. A press conference is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT and will be carried live on NASA Television.

More at: and
UPDATE: They changed the from 8:30pm to 8:45 and now to 9:00pm. Sounds like they are ready to get started now. 

Pending Home Sales Disappoint As 15% of Realtors Report Clients Unable To Obtain Financing

Less than a week after the NAR reported September existing home sales which surged at a 5.17 million annualized pace, the highest since September 2013, rebounding from the August drubbing which was also the worst miss in 2014, today the NAR flip-flopped and disappointed sellside expectations of a 1.0% rebound following the August -1.0% decline, rising a modest 0.3%, and less than half the 2.2% expected increase from a year ago, rising only 1.0% Y/Y. This was the third miss in the series in the last 4 prints.


Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat. Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections.

Meghan McCorkell has more on the machine controversy.

As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want.

“We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other person was checked,” said Del Nik Kipke, (R) Anne Arundel County.

Republicans say they’ve received several dozen reports of Republican votes being changed to Democrat.

Del. Kathy Szeliga says it happened to her.


Baltimore City Solicitor Calls Police Body Camera Bill 'Illegal'

The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority.

City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said legislation proposed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young violates a city charter provision that prohibits lawmakers from interfering with the power of the police commissioner. "The City Council can't issue a legal requirement that the police have to conduct themselves in a specific way," Nilson said.

But Young and some other council members disagreed, and one local legal scholar said he was "not persuaded" by Nilson's argument.


Structure Fire In Salisbury

There is a large structure fire in Salisbury Please avoid this area.

Maryland Fire, Rescue, & EMS Incidents


2010 Honda Crosstour, Black
Maryland license plate #9AZ6888

VEHICLE UPDATE The Maryland State Police has issued a Maryland Child AMBER Alert at the request of Anne Arundel County Police Department. The children, Gabriano and Gia Lloyd, are believed to have been abducted by the suspect, Tiamarie Valenzuela. They may be in the listed vehicle. If you have any information regarding the location of the children or suspect please call 410-222-8610 or dial 911.

AMBER Alert (missing children) for Maryland

Gabriano Lloyd, Gia Lloyd

Last seen in Odenton, MD
  • 2009 Honda CR-V, Green
    Maryland license plate #4AW5518

The Maryland State Police has issued a Maryland Child AMBER Alert at the request of Anne Arundel County Police Department. The children, Gabriano and Gia Lloyd, are believed to have been abducted by the suspect, Tiamarie Valenzuela. They may be in the listed vehicle. If you have any information regarding the location of the children or suspect please call 410-222-8610 or dial 911.

If you have information, contact:

Anne Arundel County Police Department
Call: 410-222-8510

Gabriano Lloyd & Gia Lloyd

 SUSPECT: Tiamarie Valenzuela

  • Sex: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Description: The suspect may be wearing a black Nike shirt and has a tattoo on her right arm.

HUSSMAN: I Think The Stock Market Is Crashing

Fund manager John Hussman of the Hussman Funds has been one of the most vocal bears on Wall Street for the past few years.

The market has continued to rise strongly in the face of these warnings, which has clobbered Hussman's reputation and performance. But those who are loud and early/wrong on Wall Street are always ridiculed ... unless/until the trend changes. At that point, they become one of the heralded few who were "right."

For the past six months or so, Hussman has been increasing the volume of his warnings about a potential market crash.


Quenn Anne's County Sheriff's Most Wanted For Halloween 2014

Dog Found 10-29-14

I was asked to forward this information to your web site by a friend of mine. I hope you are able to download the attached photo. This dog showed up at her house recently in the Forest Grove Road/Rohm Road area of Wicomico County (Parsonsburg). He appears to be an older male neutered Lab/Newfie mix wearing a collar, but no tags. The dog was taken to the Wicomico County Humane Society to determine if a microchip was present. There was none. They took her information and photographed the dog to file a report, but she chose to keep the dog at her house instead of leaving him with them. She is currently feeding him since he was quite thin, and caring for his medical needs. The owners may contact her at cell phone number 410-251-4634, ask for Pam.

‘Vote Flipping’ Shows Up In Early Voting In Illinois And Maryland, 2014 Voter Fraud Looms?

In the contentious 2012 election, many allegations of Voter Fraud were hurled around, and some of them turned out to be true. One of those potential issues showed up in the form of voting machines that kept switching the selected votes. The Marion Star reported on an interesting scenario in Ohio.

“Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem. Upon selecting “Mitt Romney” on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up. It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.”

According to CBS Chicago, voting machines are at it again, and this time the issue happened to the candidate running in the race that the votes were being recorded for. When James Moynihan went to vote last week, he was shocked to find, he voted for the other guy running. Reports suggest that “vote flipping” has affected at least five people in one county.

“Vote flipping” is the phrase given when a vote flips from one candidate or party selected to the other. In these cases, the Republican option flipped to the Democratic one. The cause of the issue of Republican votes turning blue is said to be a “calibration issue,” but Illinois is not the only state experiencing these early voting issues. According to WBALTV, complaints of “vote flipping” is plaguing several counties in Maryland.


Virginia Highway Completely Closed for Mysterious Convoy

The official story says Highways 64 in Virginia was shut down for “The World’s Largest Truck Convoy” to support the Special Olympics, the goal of which was to raise funds and awareness for the charity.

If the goal was to raise awareness for the Special Olympics, why were local residents so taken aback by the mysterious convoy? Would anyone be surprised to learn that this was a cover for transporting something that officials wanted to hide from the public?


Gretchen's take: Why aren't more outraged about voter fraud?

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Antares Rocket Explodes When Lifting Off

watch live HERE

Many residents of the Shore have jobs associated with the space flight facility on Wallops Island. Tonight was supposed to be the first night launch of a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. I'm disappointed the launch was not successful, but I have confidence that Wallops will continue to grow and be a pivotal player in NASA sponsored space flight. For those who want to see what happened, here is a video:

REMINDER: Launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares Rocket at 6:22 p.m. EDT today

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket at 6:22 p.m. EDT today, Oct. 28. Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 5:30 p.m. More about launch viewing opportunities from NASA's CRS-3 blog.

"They Just Want The Money!" The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone

“How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?”

The federal government does.

The topic of civil asset forfeiture has been high on our agenda recently as federal 'agents' discover how to steal Americans' hard-earned cash with zero repurcussions, and decide unilaterally how much cash a 'common man' is allowed to carry; but as The NY Times reports, the escalation to The IRS brings a whole new world of possibilities with regard asset confiscation based on no actual crime being proved...

As The NY Times reports,

For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away - until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000.

The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report.


Small Town Deploys ‘Military-Style Maneuvers’ to Collect 75-Year-Old Man’s Debt

What do you do when a 75-year-old man owes you $86,000?

If you’re with the sheriff’s department in Marathon County, Wisconsin, you send in a SWAT team.

The tiny town of Stettin, Wisconsin, is home to fewer than 3,000 residents, and one of those residents, 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner, has been engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the town over how he uses his land, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday.

Hoeppner, a retired paper factory worker, runs a tractor- and pallet-repair business on the 20 acres of land he owns in Stettin, the Journal Sentinel reported, and for years the town has been trying to get him to clean up the parts and pallets strewn across his property.


Prohibition Redux: Pennsylvania to Destroy Thousands of Bottles of Wine

Police sting found the owner was selling the wine out of his home

A Pennsylvania man’s extensive wine collection is on the verge of destruction.

The state plans to pour out thousands of bottles of wine, including many rare labels, after a police sting found the owner was selling the wine out of his home.

Pennsylvania is one of only two states where only the state is legally allowed to sell wine to the public, Bloomberg News reported.

Pennsylvania plans to destroy 2,447 bottles seized from Arthur Goldman, a Philadelphia-area lawyer who was charged this year with illegally reselling wine. While he has agreed to penalties, he’s fighting the jettisoning of his collection, which encompasses small-batch California producers such as Turley Wine Cellars, Martinelli Winery, and Kistler Vineyards.

Pennsylvania’s liquor code requires that wine seized by the state either be destroyed or donated to a hospital.

The state seized the wine after assigning undercover agents to conduct an investigation into whether Goldman was selling any of his collection.

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WASHINGTON – Members of Congress harshly criticized the Obama Administration’s for failing to give the American people a sense of security and protection in its handling of the Ebola virus during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing Friday.

“I think we all know the system is not yet refined to where we can say that it is working properly,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, addressing officials from the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.

The hearing came just a day after Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician in New York, became the fourth confirmed Ebola case in the U.S. He contracted the disease after working with patients in West Africa with Doctors Without Borders, an organization that does medical work all over the world.


Voting Machines in Maryland Change Votes For Republicans to Votes For Democrats

Last week a voting machine in Cook County, Illinois switched votes for Republicans to votes for Democrats. Election officials blamed a "calibration error" for the change. Now, the same thing is happening in Maryland and again officials are citing a "calibration error." More from
Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.

“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.

Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.

“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann, a Republican, wrote in an email Sunday evening.


Alan Keyes: Obama destroying ‘everything American’

'He is basically violating his sworn duty, which is to see that the laws are faithfully executed'

Ambassador Alan Keyes is not a fan of Barack Obama.

At all.

The candidate who lost to Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois believes the president has committed several high crimes and misdemeanors that warrant impeachment.

And Keyes, a WND columnist who was given the prestigious Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award by the social and political advocacy organization The Creative Coalition on Oct. 14, is not shy about using his First Amendment rights to express his opinions.

Keyes, who was appointed U.N. Economic and Social Council ambassador by President Reagan, made a case for impeachment in a September column. In a new interview with WND, he laid out three areas in which he believes the president has committed impeachable offenses.

First, he said, Obama has abused executive orders. He explained the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly mention executive orders, and such orders are simply meant to be directions from the president to the various executive departments and agencies. In other words, they are the president’s way of telling the bureaucrats under his control how to enforce laws and regulations.


Maryland, Illinois Voting Machines May be Rigged for Democrats

A number of voting machines in Maryland and Illinois are electronically switching Republican votes to the Democrats, raising suspicions that fraud could be at the root of the alleged malfunction.

According to, election officials in both states have characterized the problem as a "calibration issue," but a software developer and expert on touch screens used by U.S. intelligence agencies told Newsmax that the explanation was bogus.

"It's a software issue, and it's incredibly suspicious that a bug like that could slip through accidentally. It defies belief," said Tony Heller.

He said that any expert trained in the technology could figure out within minutes whether the problem with the software was accidental and deliberate.

"This is being used by the public for voting. Public trust is essential," he said. "It's completely unacceptable that an official waved it off as a calibration issue. It's something that can be easily verified and should be."


Nutek Disposables, Inc. Issues Alert Due to Potential Bacteria in Baby Wipes

MCELHATTAN, Pa., Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties,, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and

After receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, calledBurkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame. After some additional lots were tested, as a precautionary measure, Nutek believed it was a prudent decision to withdraw all its baby wipe products.


Nurses Are Calling in Sick and Refusing to Treat America’s Latest Ebola Patient

America’s latest Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, despite passing the enhanced screening process that is now being used with travelers from Ebola-ridden countries in West Africa.

But Bellevue Hospital has an unforeseen problem.

Nurses are calling in sick and, in doing so, refusing to treat Spencer.

After Thomas Duncan’s death, two nurses who had treated Duncan were diagnosed with Ebola. Despite our CDC director blaming a failure in protocol, it has been said that no protocols were in place.

In light of the failures in Dallas, could you blame anyone who didn’t feel safe in treating Dr. Craig Spencer in New York?

The New York Post reports:

An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

The Daily Mail adds:

‘One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once they cleared her in the ER they sent her back up.’



The Town of Berlin Water department will be conducting its annual hydrant flushing on Tuesday, November 4th, starting at 8:00 AM. If you experience any discoloration in your water, let your tap run for about 1 minutes and it should clear up. Any questions, please call 410-641-2414.

Study: Wind Turbines are 'Expensive, Unreliable and Inefficient'

Wind power is too variable and too unpredictable to provide a serious alternative to fossil fuels, a new study by the Scientific Alliance and the Adam Smith Institute has confirmed. The researchers concluded that, although it is true that the wind is always blowing somewhere, the base line is only around 2 percent of capacity, assuming a network capacity of 10GW.

The majority of the time, wind will only deliver 8 percent of total capacity in the system, whilst the chances of the wind network running at full capacity is “vanishingly small”. As a consequence, fossil fuel plants capable of delivering the same amount of energy will always be required as backup.

The report was undertaken by the Scientific Alliance and the Adam Smith Institute. Using data on wind speed and direction gathered hourly from 22 sites around the UK over the last nine years, the researchers were able to build a comprehensive picture of how much the wind blows in the UK, where it blows, and how variable it is.

They found that, contrary to popular opinion, variability was a significant factor as “swings of around 10 percent are normal” across the whole system within 30 – 90 minute timeframes. “This observation contradicts the claim that a widespread wind fleet installation will smooth variability,” the authors write.


Ribbon Cutting – Educational Center at the Downtown Library Today At 3:30PM

Ribbon Cutting – Educational Center at the 
Downtown Library 

Who: Wicomico Public Library in partnership with Wor-Wic Community College along side community leaders: Wicomico Public Library Executive Director Andrea Berstler, Dr. Stephen Capelli, VP of Academic and Student Affairs for Wor-Wic Community College, Ruth Baker, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for Wor-Wic Community College, County Executive Rick Pollitt, Erica Joseph, VP of Community Investment for the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Dr. Doug Wilson, President & CEO for the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

What: On Tuesday (10/28) at 3:30 pm, Wicomico Public Library, in partnership with Wor-Wic Community College, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Educational Center located in the Downtown Library.

When: Tuesday (10/28) at 3:30 pm

Where: Downstairs, Downtown Library

Why: The new Educational Center consists of classroom and computer lab space for use for various trainings and workshops. This venture is a new way for the library to provide services which are core to its mission.

Easton Police Department Press Release 10-28-14

October 28, 2014

On October 21, 2014 Dominic O. Sudler, 30, of Centreville, MD was charged on a Grand Jury Indictment with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Sudler is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant on July 2, 2014. Sudler was initially held on no bond.

On October 9, 2014 Henderson Sudler, III, 22, of Easton, MD was charged on a Grand Jury Indictment with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Sudler, III is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant on July 8, 2014. Sudler, III was initially held on no bond.

On October 10, 2014 Anthony L. Banks, 26, of Easton, MD was charged on a Grand Jury Indictment with possession of crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and obstructing and hindering an investigation. On September 24, 2014, officers were conducting surveillance in the area of South Lane and South Locust Street when they observed a drug transaction involving Banks. Officers went to the area to apprehend Banks who fled on foot. Officers retraced Banks' path and located a quantity of crack cocaine that would indicate an intent to distribute. Banks was initially held on no bond.

On October 15, 2014 Eric A. Brice, 29, of Easton, Md was charged on a Grand Jury Indictment with possession of fake CDS, possession with the intent to distribute fake CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. On August 5, 2014 an officer investigated a report of Brice unlawfully taking a motor vehicle. When Brice was located, he was in possession of what appeared to be heroin that would indicate an intent to distribute. The substance was determined to be fake. Brice was initially held on no bond.

Currently in custody in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition to Maryland are Tyler Lee Gerber, 22, of Ebensburg, PA and Tristan M. Butz, 19, of Patton, PA. On July 31, 2014 both were found to be in possession of a large amount of prescriptions drugs. Both have been indicted on the following charges:
Possession with intent to distribute oxycodone
Possession of oxycodone
Possession with intent to distribute alprazolam
Possession of alprazolam
False statement to an officer
Obstructing and hindering a police officer
2 counts of conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute CDS
2 counts of conspiracy to possess CDS
Possession of paraphernalia

The Easton Police Department is continuing to attempt to locate four other persons that have been indicted on felony drug charges.

SFD Calls For Service 10-27-14

  • Monday October, 27 2014 @ 21:08Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday October, 27 2014 @ 21:02Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday October, 27 2014 @ 20:38Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday October, 27 2014 @ 18:34 Nature: Pro Qa FireAddress: 2750 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday October, 27 2014 @ 17:42Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Bob Woodward On IRS Scandal: 'There Are Lots Of Unanswered Questions'

Carroll County Times Endorses Hogan

Republican Larry Hogan's message of relieving the tax stresses on Maryland families, growing business and restoring our economy make him the Carroll County Times' pick in the 2014 gubernatorial race.

The Democratic advantage in the state legislature, combined with a Democratic governor, have limited dialogue on many important issues in recent years.

In his campaign, Hogan has pointed to tax hikes under the O'Malley-Brown administration, continuing unemployment and a difficult business climate as reasons why many families continue to struggle and our economy is lagging. Last month, in writing down expected revenue estimates for 2015 and 2016 by $405 million, Comptroller Peter Franchot said, "It feels like we sit at these meetings every quarter, hopeful and determined that 'next year will be the year' when the recovery takes hold and is felt broadly throughout the economy. Yet, another year has passed, and ordinary families and small businesses haven't even recovered to where they were before the financial collapse, much less made up for the wages they've lost over the past six years. We need to recognize that hope is not an economic strategy."


82 Yr Old Grandmother Voting Straight Republican; Tired of Democrats

A Viewer Asks...

Where was the USCG and DNR, for last nights launch at Wallops Island, Why are boaters allowed to pass by a restricted zone during a Rocket launch ? This is costing the Tax Payers Millions in delays, Nevermind that God forbid a terrorist got passed the RESTRICTED AREA.

Judge Lets Man In HIV Exposure Case Go Home Pending Trial

WASHINGTON -- A 28-year-old Richmond man accused of having unprotected sex with two women despite knowing he had HIV can go home until his trial -- with conditions.

In both cases, Daniel Cleaves met the women at bars in Bethesda, Maryland and, according to prosecutors, had unprotected sex even though he knew he was HIV positive. At a hearing in Rockville Monday, Cleaves' attorney, Andrew V. Jezic, told the judge both cases happened during bouts of drinking after Cleaves "fell off the wagon."

Prosecutors told the judge that Cleaves was a "serial offender" and that he's being investigated for possible cases in Virginia.

Montgomery County Assistant State's Attorney Jessica Hall says Cleaves is a threat to public safety.


SNL Roasts Obama’s Ebola Response

Four Stories Worthy Of Attention

Illegal Use of Public Office: The Official E-Mail From Pollitt's Office

From: Matt CreamerSent: Friday, October 17, 2014 11:25 AMTo: All County Council UsersSubject: FW: Media Advisory
Forwarded by request.

From: Tamara Lee-Brooks Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 10:03 AMSubject: Media Advisory

Good morning all,
I was asked to forward for your attention. Thanks!

Friday, October 17, 2014
Jerid Kurtz: 

Press Office: 
FRIDAY: Anthony Brown, Rick Pollitt, Jim Ireton to Hold Press Conference on Harm Larry Hogan’s $450 Million Cut to School Construction Would Cause to the Eastern Shore
Hogan’s “Savings Plan” includes a $450 Million Cut to School Construction Funding that Would Threaten Projects - like Bennett Middle School- Throughout the Eastern Shore
Upper Marlboro, MD - On Friday at 11:00 a.m., Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, and Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton will hold a press conference to discuss the harm that Republican Larry Hogan’s $450 million cut to school construction would have on the Eastern Shore.
These cuts are contained in Hogan’s so-called savings plan -- a plan whose numbers the Baltimore Sun noted “don’t add up.”

Hogan’s proposed $450 million cut to school construction could put projects like the construction of Bennett Middle School out of reach for many communities along the Eastern Shore. For the next four years, counties across the Eastern Shore have requested millions in state funding for repairs and renovations in order to modernize their classrooms and deal with overcrowding. But school construction cuts could put all of these local projects at risk.
Press Conference to discuss the harm Larry Hogan’s $450 million cut to school construction would cause to the Eastern Shore’s public schools.
Friday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Outside of Bennett Middle School
523 South Division Street, Fruitland, MD
Click here for a map.


Tamara Lee-Brooks
Public Information Officer
Wicomico County, MD

Board Responds To Voter Complaints About Machines

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland State Board of Elections says it has responded to some complaints from voters about voting units that displayed a candidate different than a voter's selection.

The board said Monday it has received reports that less than 20 units with touchscreens showed a different candidate than the one chosen. Early voting began last week in Maryland.

The board tested 12 of the machines, saying the issue cannot be repeated. The other units have been taken out of service.


Hillary: "Business Does Not Create Jobs", Washington Does

We have a very serious problem with Hillary. I was asked years ago to review Hillary’s Commodity Trading to explain what went on. Effectively, they did trades and simply put winners in her account and the losers in her lawyer’s. This way she gets money that is laundered through the markets – something that would get her 25 years today.

People forget, but Hillary was really President – not Bill. Just 4 days after taking office, Hillary was given the authority to start a task force for healthcare reform. The problem was, her vision was unbelievable. The costs upon business were oppressive so much so that not even the Democrats could support her. When asked how was a small business mom and pop going to pay for healthcare she said if they could not afford it they should not be in business. From that moment on, my respect for her collapsed. She revealed herself as a real Marxist.

Now, that she can taste the power of Washington, and I dare say she will not be a yes person as Obama and Bush seem to be, therein lies the real danger. Giving her the power of dictator, which is the power of executive orders, I think I have to leave the USA just to be safe.

Hillary has stated when she ran the White House before regarding her idea of healthcare, “We can’t afford to have that money go to the private sector. The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it.” When has that ever happened?

Hillary believes in government at the expense of the people. I do not say this lightly, because here she goes again. She just appeared at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday. She was off the hook and amazingly told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.

“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”

“You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Hillary said.


Patient In Maryland Being Tested For Ebola

A patient is in isolation in Maryland being monitored for possible signs of Ebola.

The University of Maryland Medical Center confirms the patient has been transferred from another hospital and is being tested for Ebola.

The hospital emailed WBAL Radio the following statement:
UMMC has accepted a transfer at the direction of DHMH (Public Health) of a potential Ebola patient for further assessment. They are appropriately isolated and receiving further assessment and care.

Lincoln Man Seriously Injured After Pursuit Leads to a Crash

Georgetown, DE - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash north of Georgetown after the driver led troopers on a short pursuit.

The incident began around 1:00 a.m. this morning as a trooper observed a vehicle traveling southbound on DuPont Boulevard (US113) at a high rate of speed. The trooper was able to catch up to the SUV in the area of McColleys Chapel Road and upon activating the emergency equipment in the patrol car, the vehicle failed to stop and continued accelerating away at a high rate of speed. The 1997 Mercury Mountaineer turned westbound on Wilson Hill Road and as it was attempting to negotiate a sharp curve to the right, just east of State Forest Road, the vehicle exited the south side of the roadway and began rolling over multiple times before coming to a stop in a corn field.

The driver, who was later identified as Jerry N. Evans, 43 of Lincoln, was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he is admitted in serious condition.

Wilson Hill Road was closed for three and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drugs are believed to be factors and charges are pending.

Free apps used to spy on millions of phones

Flashlight apps notorious for data harvesting

Millions of people are being spied on by free apps they have installed on their mobile phones, security experts have warned.

Many flashlight apps which allow a device to be used as a torch also secretly record the most sensitive personal information. This may include the location of the phone, details of its owner and their contacts, and even the content of text messages.

The data is then transmitted to market research companies and advertising agencies to track user’s shopping habits, experts claim. But it is also suspected that criminal gangs, hackers and identity thieves have developed torch apps of their own to obtain personal data about consumers which could give them access to their bank accounts.

The most popular flashlight apps for Android smartphones have been downloaded tens of millions of times. They include the Super-Bright LED Flashlight, the Brightest Flashlight Free and the Tiny Flashlight+LED.

But few customers realise that many programs have capabilities far beyond switching on the phone’s light, according to American cyber-security firm SnoopWall, whose founder Gary Miliefsky has advised the US government.

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Ebola in Baltimore? Patient quarantined at Maryland hospital

A suspected Ebola patient has been quarantined at a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

The unidentified patient was transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center at around 6pm tonight following a request from state health officials.

Hospital directors would not confirm where the person was transferred from or whether they had recently arrived from abroad.


Peaceful Ferguson Protesters Attack White Passerby: "I Just Want To Go Home"

Protesters in Ferguson have continued to gather on a nightly basis in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.

They claim to be assembling peacefully, but as the video below shows, when a white man was passing through town a mob surrounded him and began making threats.

The video shows the man telling his attackers that he just wants to go home.

Another man is then heard saying “I don’t give a fuck what you wanna do.” In the background, a third man argues, “we’re standing up for what we believe.”

As the victim tries to get away from the crowd he is immediately accosted by several men who hold him back while another grabs him by the neck. When he finally breaks free and walks away numerous individuals continue to pursue him.

The following video uploaded to social media shows the incident from two different angles:

The ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Party

At a campaign rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton did her best to prove that she could out-Warren Warren by declaring, “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

If the organizations that actually hire and pay workers don’t create jobs, who does?

Some leftists say that if you leave a glass of milk and a plate of cookies out on the table overnight along with a neatly spaced resume on recycled paper, elves will sneak in and create a job for you.

“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” Hillary smirked. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”


Will black folks let themselves be used again?

Exclusive: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson accuses Dems of exploiting racial tensions to get votes

Yes, Barack Obama and the Democrats are shamelessly using black Americans once again.

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that Obama’s approval rating among blacks is still a generous 82 percent. The black voter turnout often drops for midterm elections, and Democrats are frightened their base may not show up.

So what are Obama and the Democrats doing to turn out the black vote? They’ve gone into their bag of tricks – exploiting racial tensions to scare brainwashed blacks to the polls.

Here’s the proof:

Despite the latest autopsy report – which shows that Michael Brown was not shot with his hands up (as initially reported) and that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson likely acted in self-defense when he shot the thug – the Democratic Party of Georgia is distributing a flyer that shows two young, black children holding signs that say, “Don’t Shoot.” The flyer reads: “If You Want To Prevent Another Ferguson In Their Future … VOTE.”

I say if you’re a thug running toward the cops with your “hands up,” don’t vote! And if you’re an illegal alien, definitely don’t vote!


County Executive Rick Pollitt Can't Organize His Own Campaign

I'd like you to take just a second to click on the following link,, seen on the bottom right hand corner of Rick's recent mailer

Here's a guy who is the absolute TOP representative for the entire County and yet he can't even maintain his own campaign Website. 

The guy has all these people surrounding him to run everything at YOUR expense. He goes to forums, sweats, stumbles his words and truly doesn't offer ANYTHING concrete towards moving us in the right direction. He can't tell you his accomplishments because the County has simply gone down hill since he was elected eight years ago. 

When you go to the polls on November 4th, do yourself, your friends, your family, your neighbors a big favor. Vote for Bob Culver and let's stop this crap right then and there. We absolutely deserve a lot better and Lord knows, we can't take four more years of NOTHING!

Gov. O’Malley Announces Policy for Returning Travelers from Countries Affected by the Ebola Outbreak

Governor O’Malley Announces Policy for Active Monitoring of
All Returning Travelers from Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak

BALTIMORE, MD - Governor O’Malley announced that starting Monday, October 27, Maryland will directly monitor the health of all returning travelers from the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, which are battling a serious Ebola outbreak. This effort will build on extensive outreach and monitoring already underway by the state and local health departments of the state.

“We are taking aggressive action to keep Marylanders safe,” said Governor O’Malley. “We are monitoring comprehensively, and if someone does fall ill with Ebola, we have a plan in place to identify the condition, isolate the patient, provide care safely, and contain the spread of infection.”

Under the plan, screeners at the airports of entry will provide the names and contact information for all travelers from the affected countries with destinations in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will make contact through a new outbound call center and provide specific guidance, information, and 24-hour numbers for assistance.

Democrats Join The Ferguson Lynch Mob Right As The Case Against Officer Wilson Collapses

Everyone who hasn’t drunk the progressive Kool-Aid is aware that during elections Democrats resort to the race card to scare African Americans, for whose intelligence they have limitless contempt, into voting for them. If Republicans are elected, their propaganda claims, “black churches will burn” or the racial clock will be turned back to the era of segregation, an era that Democrats happen to have been directly responsible for.

This year it’s the mythical threat white policeman allegedly pose to black youth, as Democrats and their media enablers encourage a “lynch mob” mentality — as Howard Kurtz put itrecently — in a desperate attempt to pocket black votes.

A flyer distributed by the Georgia Democratic Party (Ferguson is in Missouri) warns:

“On August 9, 2014, an unarmed 18-year old African-American named Michael Brown was fatally shot six times and killed by a white police officer, his body left in a pool of blood for four hours. Ferguson Missouri’s population is 67% African-American. But the city’s mayor, 5 of its 6 city council members, and 94% of its police force are white. What are we going to do about it? If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change.”


Illegal voting by non-citizens may be giving Democrats wins in close races

A new study shows that percentage of non-American citizens who illegally voted in close races in recent years may have garnered the Democratic Party victories.

Using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, The Washington Post reported Friday that the number of non-citizens voting for Democrats in past elections was “large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”


"Illegal" Brown Super PAC transfers large sums to secretive national group; Ceases fundraising amid state investigation

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Following Hogan-Rutherford's official complaint detailing illegal coordination by Anthony Brown's campaign, a Brown-allied Super PAC, "One State One Future," has now ceased fundraising operations and transferred money to "American Families First Action Fund," a group that had been dormant for four years.

The latest finance report from the Brown campaign showed that the group suddenly received an infusion of cash from the Super PAC and that "One State One Future" had ceased buying advertisements or making other expenditures in benefit of Anthony Brown's campaign. The Hogan campaign submitted its complaint of illegal coordination to the State Board of Elections last month.

"If Anthony Brown's Super PAC isn't running advertisements and transferred all their money into this previously-dormant group, is this an admission that they broke the law?" asked Hogan campaign manager Steve Crim. "While we have not heard back from Board of Elections on the status of our complaint, it has become clear that Brown and his campaign have broken the law. Why has no one confronted the Brown campaign and American Families First, which now appears to be paying for the $1.1 million in false, desperate attack ads against Larry Hogan? The people of Maryland deserve answers."

In addition to being dormant for the last four years, "American Families First Action Fund" has no website or social media presence, and has not revealed any of its other donors.


Federal funds will be matched by an additional $30 million in state and federal formula funding


BALTIMORE – U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin together with Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.), Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation James T. Smith, Jr., Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman,Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, State Senator James “Ed” DeGrange, Sr., Fort Meade Garrison Commander Colonel Brian Foley andBWI Partnership Chairman Gene Condon today at a press conference at Fort Meade announced $10,000,000 in federal funding to widen MD 175 at Fort Meade, to cut down on congestion and make the roadway safer and more efficient. Federal funding will be matched by $30,000,000 in Maryland state and federal formula funding. The project will create construction jobs today and support the 56,000 men and women who live and work at Fort Meade.

Senator Mikulski is the Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds the Department of Transportation (DOT). Senator Cardinis a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.

“This public investment in Fort Meade and surrounding communities is about jobs, jobs, jobs,” Senator Mikulski said. “I fought in the Senate to BRAC-proof Maryland’s bases, and now I’m fighting to BRAC-ready Maryland’s transportation. Widening MD 175 is critical for the 56,000 men and women who live and work at Fort Meade as one of the state’s largest employers. This project is a linchpin for a thriving but congested region. Through construction jobs today we are supporting jobs tomorrow at Fort Meade that make our nation safer and Maryland’s economy stronger.”


Teachers squeezed for $27 million in union political spending

American Federation of Teachers reported $24.9 million in political and lobbying expenditures during its most recent fiscal year, but even that figure understates the union’s actual spending on politics.

While AFT, like other large unions, reports “Political Activities and Lobbying” to the U.S. Department of Labor each year, payments to left-wing groups are often filed as “Contributions, Gifts and Grants” or “Representational Activities” instead of political expenditures.

Considering that most of AFT’s members are public-sector workers, essentially all AFT activities are political. Even with politics narrowly defined as lobbying, campaign contributions and other payments to expressly political groups, AFT spends more on politics than teachers may expect.

Based on Political Activities and Lobbying spending plus payments to political organizations listed elsewhere in the union’s annual report, AFT poured more than $27 million in member dues into political activism during the 2014 fiscal year ending June 30.


SPD Press Release 10-27-14 (Shoplifting)

Fed Is Afraid of Stock Market Falling and Getting Blamed

The Federal Reserve played a major role in helping the stock market recover from its correction that peaked last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 Index fell 10 percent below its Sept. 19 record high, says MarketWatch columnist Howard Gold.

"Like the cavalry in those classic John Ford westerns, the Fed rode to the rescue," he writes.

First, James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Fed, said the central bank might have to extend its quantitative easing that was expected to be ended at the Fed's meeting next week.

Then Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said he could "easily imagine" the Fed refraining from an interest-rate increase until 2016. Until recently, most economists had expected the Fed to move around mid-2015.

"They [Fed policymakers] are afraid of the [stock] market going down and getting blamed," Jim Bianco, president of Bianco Research, tells Gold. "They are definitely in the market manipulation business, and nothing has changed."


Americans’ Gloom Marches Into Second Decade

In a recent poll, 65% of voters said the country had taken a wrong turn

“Good morning Pooh Bear…if it is a good morning… which I doubt.” –Eeyore, “Winnie the Pooh,” 1926

The depressive donkey in A.A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” stories pretty much matches the mood of Americans lately, according to the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week. When 1,000 potential voters were asked whether they think the nation is on the right or wrong track, 65% of them said the country had taken a wrong turn, and only 25% said the U.S. was on the right path.

The only time the public has felt worse was in October 2008, during the first, deep spasms of the recession. Then, 78% said the nation was on the wrong track, and only 12% felt good about the country’s direction. The last time “right direction” beat out “wrong track” was in January 2004 — and the last election cycle where that was the case was 2002.

“Why are people so gloomy? Well, it might just be everything,” says pollster Micah Roberts, sounding a bit like Eeyore himself. Mr. Roberts is vice president of Public Opinion Strategies, which along with Hart Research Associates conducted the poll. “We haven’t had a plurality saying ‘right track’ in over ten years so that’s pretty amazing. After 10 years it’s just part of the collective consciousness of Americans,” to think the nation’s gone off the rails, he added.

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7 Qualities Of Remarkably Well-Liked Leaders

I've had my share of leadership challenges over the years.
I'll never forget the time an employee who I called into work brought in the balloons she was tying up for her son's birthday party and decided to start throwing them on the floor of my office. It was a total meltdown. I should have asked a bit more about what she was doing instead of demanding that she come into work. (In my own defense: She probably could have offered up that information on her own.)
I was never a hated a boss, but there were times when my decisions led to employees disagreeing with me, arguing with me, and challenging my thinking.
I wish I had known how to deal with those challenges, but in many ways I just didn't develop these qualities. In recent years, I've met with many company founders and leaders in business, carefully noting what makes them so likeable. Here's what I've found out.

1. They ask detailed questions.

In my example of the employee who came into work and had a big fit, I didn't ask questions about why she wasn't available. Good leaders know how to do that. Before making a command or directing the work force, a good leader asks for more information. That kind of leader is easy to like because we all like passing on information and none of us like dealing with a tyrant who just tells us what to do.

2. They empathize.

One of my challenges as an introvert in leadership had to do with a failure to empathize. I've seen how a friend of mine runs his own business by always asking how people are feeling. How was your evening with the kids? Are you feeling OK about this project? What can I do to make your job easier and not so stressful? He asks about their personal life. Good leaders see employees as people. That creates a chain reaction as employees also recognize that you also have feelings. They will empathize (and like) you.