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Saturday, November 01, 2014

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Doctor Gottlieb: Bigger Quarantines to Come in US

The United States will face a greater threat from Ebola this winter as the epidemic in West Africa slowly turns into a potential worldwide pandemic and leads to outbreaks in cities across the country, according to a noted medical analyst.

In an opinion column for Forbes, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says that during January and February, public health officials will have a tough time tracking the "contacts" of Ebola patients as dozens of possible cases pop up nationwide, especially with the spread of the flu adding to the confusion.

The sudden rise in people who may have had even minor exposure to the deadly virus will have a profound effect on the current controversy over forced quarantines in the U.S., the doctor says, noting that the number of potential contacts placed in isolation could number in the hundreds within months.

Gottlieb pointed out that the epidemic is accelerating in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and before long it will have outbreaks closer to the U.S., such as in Latin America, which would ultimately lead to more cases on American soil.


Dance For Kindness the World Wide Flash Mob

​Hello Joe,

I am the group leader and club president of Life Vest Inside at Salisbury. We are an organization at Salisbury University, but we are connected with a world wide organization. Our biggest event of the year will be taking place soon, Nov. 9th at 2pm, and we would love this event to be attended well. Our movement is all for the promotion of kindness and bettering the world through kindness so it would be very beneficial to have a way to reach a large audience. The event is Nov. 9th at 2pm in Red Square at Salisbury University, and the organization, Life Vest Inside at Salisbury (LVIS), Untouchables, and possibly Fuze and Student Government Association (SGA) will be preforming.

With Kindness&LFS,
Andrew Vogelsang
Salisbury University
Environmental Studies&Outdoor Education, Fulton School of Liberal Arts
Admissions Host
President, SOAP
President, LVIS

Hi, I'm Josh Hastings

“Retaliation”: Feds Launch New Land Grab Targeting Bundy Family

Battle of Bunkerville 2: BLM to declare 1.8 million acres environmental protection zone

A federal land grab being imposed under the guise of environmental protection in Southern Nevada has been labeled an act of “deliberate retaliation” by Cliven Bundy, the rancher who was at the center of a standoff between BLM agents and armed militia groups earlier this year.

On Sunday, the Bundy family posted a Facebook entry which asserted that, “the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people,” after it was announced that the feds intended to designate around 1.8 million acres of land around their Gold Butte range as critical to the environment.

The initial dispute between Bundy and the feds, which culminated in an armed standoff between BLM agents and Bundy supporters back in April, centered around more than $1 million in grazing fees which authorities claimed Bundy owed stretching back two decades.


Badge Should Say County Executive

Ex-Con: Most Black Youths See Obama As 'Deadbeat' Leader

Most African American youths believe President Barack Obama is a "deadbeat" leader, says Paul McKinley, a member of Voices of the Ex-Offender, a grassroots group of former inmates.

"Every time they question the president about the black community, he's apologetic or embarrassed. Half of the time, I would say 97 percent of the time, he doesn't even want to say the black community exists," McKinley said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.


New Use For Democrat Headquarters

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks!

Hillary Clinton REPEATEDLY heckled at Maryland campaign stop

Protesters strike again and again at rally in Democratic stronghold

Hillary Clinton was heckled a half-dozen times today during a campaign stop for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is seeking the state's top job.

Clinton was just a few minutes into her remarks at the University of Maryland's College Park campus when a group of five protesters holding signs that said 'choose families over politics' began shouting at her about immigration.

'You know immigration's an important issue,' Clinton told them.

The presumed 2016 presidential candidate tried to talk over the noisy group. But the crowd of several hundred people came to her aid and drowned the protesters out by cheering and chanting, 'HILLARY! HILLARY!'


Profound Thoughts

~ John Glenn...
As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.

~ Desmond Tutu...
When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes.
When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

~ David Letterman...
America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

~ Howard Hughes...
I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I'm a billionaire.

CDC: Ebola Spreads Like Flu

"Coughing, sneezing" spread of Ebola, flu nearly identical, according to CDC documents

Ebola spreads through coughing and sneezing much like influenza, which most experts agree is spread “mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” according to documents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new CDC flyer describing the “droplet spread” of Ebola, which “happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person,” is nearly identical to the CDC’s description of influenza which states “most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk.”

“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person,” the CDC Ebola flyer states, which was released on Monday. “Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another. A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.”

“Droplet spread diseases include: plague, Ebola.”


City Secures Boat Ramp Land After Third-party Sale

The book is finally closing on the effort to build a public boat ramp at 64th Street – but the project still has enough unresolved political intrigue to sink a library.

The Town of Ocean City confirmed this week that it has acquired the five underwater lots at the west end of 64th Street needed to build a two-lane municipal boat ramp at a price of $25,000.

The lots were purchased from Dead Freddie’s Restaurant, which recently acquired several parcels of marshland in the area from now-former owner Robert Kirchiro.


Our Make-It-Up World

Facts now pale in comparison with the higher truths of progressivism.

Do bothersome facts matter anymore?

Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform.

The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week.

Some days Americans are told there is no reason to restrict connecting flights from Ebola-ravaged countries. Then, suddenly, entry from those countries is curtailed to five designated U.S. airports. Quarantines are both necessary and not so critical, as the administration weighs public concern versus politically correct worries over isolating a Third World African country.

Ebola is so hard to catch that there is no reason to worry about casual exposures to those without clear symptoms. But then why do health authorities still try to hunt down anyone who had even a brief encounter with supposedly asymptomatic carriers?


Nationwide Heroin Epidemic Hitting Hard In Worcester; County Launches Overdose Fatality Review Team

BERLIN – In January of this year, Heidi McNeeley’s son was arrested.

Ten months later, she considers that a miracle.

“That was his wake up call,”
she said.

McNeeley, who lives in Bishopville, said her 25-year-old son called her to tell he’d been arrested — for heroin possession. He went on to tell her that he was addicted to the drug and needed help.

She was shocked. She thought heroin was something you heard about in the inner city.

McNeeley soon found out heroin use is now considered an epidemic in Worcester County — and the state at large. Between 2011 and 2013, there has been an 88 percent increase in heroin related deaths in Maryland, according to the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Larry Hogan, the republican candidate in Maryland’s governor’s race, has even pledged to declare a state of emergency regarding heroin if he’s elected.


Former FDA Official: Larger Ebola Outbreaks Coming to American Cities

Authorities could be forced to quarantine hundreds of citizens

Former FDA official Scott Gottlieb M.D. warns that larger and more frequent Ebola outbreaks will inevitably hit American cities in the near future and that hundreds of people could be forcibly quarantined by health authorities.

In an op-ed for Forbes, Gottlieb, who previously served as Director of Medical Policy Development for the Food and Drug Administration, writes that the imminent onset of the flu season will make it harder to keep tabs on potential Ebola victims in the United States.

Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public health departments will be hard pressed to “track and trace” all of the potential “contacts” when perhaps dozens of Ebola cases pop up in their cities.

Unable to pinpoint who might have come in close contact with Ebola, and be at risk of contracting the virus, they will reach for their most absolute tool – forced quarantine – as a way to mitigate threat amidst uncertainty. The number of people who will be placed into forced quarantines could easily number in the hundreds.


Older Man Who Eats Alone Goes Viral. When You Take a Close Look at What’s on the Table, You’ll See Why.

Seeing someone eating alone at a fast-food restaurant isn’t necessarily an unusual sight, but what one woman snapped a picture of at an In-and-Out Burger has been shared more than 7,000 times within the past week.

What got Madina Bashizadah’s attention was not the older man sitting alone or the walker beside the table, but the photograph propped up toward him as he ate his hamburger.

The photo featured his late wife.

“Oh my god I just died!!! He has a picture of his wife with him as he eats!” Bashizadah wrote on Twitter.


A Referendum on Competence

An anemic economy and sense of national decline portend a bad Election Day for Democrats.

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not.

First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy.

Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the reduction of inequality to be the great cause of his administration. Yet it has radically worsened in his six years. The 1 percent are doing splendidly in the Fed-fueled stock market, even as median income has fallen.

Second is the question of competence. The list of disasters is long, highlighted by the Obamacare rollout, the Veterans Affairs scandal, and the pratfalls of the once-lionized Secret Service. Beyond mere incompetence is government intrusiveness and corruption, as in the overreach of national-security surveillance and IRS targeting of politically disfavored advocacy groups.


There are Countless Hidden Faces All Around You...Just Look and LOL.

We're often oblivious to the abundant creativity around us. That's why, when someone comes around and highlights them, we often celebrate them as true "artists." Those people see what we take for granted.

Recently, a Twitter account started to collect the greatest collection of "faces" in everyday items. They might not be the same art you're ready to tout as the next best thing, but this guy talented at seeing the true world around us.

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

Yes, that IS a wrecking ball coming towards you.

Democratic Dogs That Aren’t Barking

Candidates avoid mentioning many of Obama’s policy “successes.”

Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn’t bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night — nor in prime time — provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year’s midterm election.

Contrary to the disparagement of some liberal pundits, this election is not about nothing. But is not about certain specific things they might like to hear, either. President Obama recently said that Democrats in serious Senate and House contests this year back “every one” of his programs. But you hear very little about those programs in their ads.

The stimulus package, for example, is not mentioned much. Nor are proposals by serious Democrats like Clinton-administration veteran William Galston for a national infrastructure bank. These dogs aren’t barking.


SFD Calls For Service 10-31-14

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Democrats: Vote or we’ll kick your ass

Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

“Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.”


4 Stresses Cops Deal With that Non-Cops Should Know About

Being a cop doesn’t make someone more important than anyone else or any other profession but it does mean that they are unique. There are similar occupations (military, firefighting, ems/paramedic first responders) but just as a cop can’t claim to fully understand any of those particular jobs (with the exception in some cases of public safety departments) the job of a police officer stands unique in its own right. The best men and women who take on the vocation of being a police officer understand that it truly is a “calling” and not just a job. A good cop must be committed to a clear concept of the purpose of law enforcement in a way that transcends the notion of punching a clock and getting a paycheck.

These same men and women will find that in a matter of years, however, that the job will change them. It will change their outlook on the world, their interactions with others and in some cases their very ability to deal with others who are not in law enforcement. They will find that friends and family that they used to have a closer relationship with may fade. Sometimes, that’s a natural thing and other times there is simply a lack of understanding of what stresses a cop endures in their day to day routines. Here are 4 stresses that cops deal with that are good to share with non-cops for a little insight as to what has been causing those changes in you (or a cop you know):


People die every day. Accidents happen every day. In rare instances, a dramatic tragedy unexpectedly takes the lives of one or thousands. However, in general, most occupations involve a generally safe assumption that you will go to work and come home at the end of the day. Being a police officer requires that you prepare daily for death. We put on bullet proof vests and guns for a reason: we are ready for the fight and unfortunately not every warrior comes home. Taking just the last 5 years of line-of-duty deaths into account, a police officer is killed in action every 2-3 days. To put that in perspective that is 727 lives lost of men and women who gave all to serve others. Cops are at war out there. The Norman Rockwell vision of a police officer cannot always apply. A heart that desires to help others is a pre-requisite for this job but a mind sharp and ready to defend is of equal necessity.

In one sense, we must relegate this reality into a part of our mind that permits us to be effective in continuing to move on and do our job with professionalism and self-sacrifice. In another sense, in order to be ready for the fight, we must remind ourselves daily that we are in it. In doing so, we’re better able to love our spouses better, hug our kids more and help our friends however we can in this life.


Person of the Week: Anthony Stephens

DUI Collision - MSP Berlin -State Police

Date and Time: 11/01/2014 at 0202 hours .
Case #: 14-MSP-036061
Location:W/B Rt 90/ Ocean Expressway at Ocean Parkway

Vehicle Operator:Nicholas Thompson-Riviere (26) of Bishopville, Maryland

Narrative:On 11/01/2014 at approximately 2:02 AM, a Trooper from the Maryland State Police- Berlin Barrack responded to W/B Rt 90 at Ocean Parkway for a motor vehicle collision.

Preliminary Investigation revealed that Nicholas Thompson-Riviere W/M (26yoa) of Bishopville, MD was operating his vehicle traveling Westbound Rt 90 in the area of Ocean Parkway when he lost control of the vehicle, traveling off the right side of roadway, struck the guardrail, then collided with a tree.

The vehicle was destroyed and driver was trapped in vehicle had to be extricated from his vehicle by Ocean Pines Fire and Rescue.

Upon contact with the driver, the Investigating Trooper detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage present on the driver’s breath.

Thompson-Riviere was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by ambulance with non- life threatening injuries.

There were no other passengers or vehicles involved in the collision.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Nicholas Thompson-Riviere was subsequently charged with DUI.

Troopers Investigate Fatal Vehicle Crash at Construction Site

Lewes - The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision in which a male subject was killed that occurred at a home under construction early yesterday afternoon in Lewes.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Friday, October 31, 2014 at approximately 1:40 p.m., as Tomas J. Godinez-Cabrera, 25, was operating a 2013 Chevrolet 3500 pick-up truck and was backing out of the driveway of a home under construction located in the 18000 block of Robinsonville Road, Lewes. As Godinez-Cabrera began backing, he failed to see a 61 year old Milford, DE man standing in the driveway behind the pick-up truck. The truck then struck the male victim, running him over. The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Godinez-Cabrera was not injured. Both he and the male victim were employed by a Camden-Wyoming concrete company which was performing work at the site. The name of the victim will be released pending the notification of his next of kin.

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident.

Many Empty Seats at Hillary Rally in Maryland

Hillary Clinton, a possible candidate for president of the United States, had not come out to speak yet, but was expected to take the stage shortly.

The rally is for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running to become the next governor of Maryland.

The location of the rally, College Park, is a Democratic stronghold and home of the University of Maryland.


Embattled Ferguson chief: Holder's call for "wholesale change" in department was irresponsible

FERGUSON, Mo. – The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.

Ferguson chief Tom Jackson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) that Holder's comments in Washington this week were "irresponsible" while federal investigations into both Michael Brown's Aug. 9 death and the broader Ferguson police operations are still going on.

A St. Louis County grand jury considering whether to bring criminal charges against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Jackson said he is "low-hanging fruit" after a series of published reports suggesting he was being forced to step down to soothe department critics. The chief said he has no plans to resign.


Otto Looking For Consensus With Western Shore

Charles Otto has had a long morning, doesn’t mince words and doesn’t slow down for anyone.

Seated in the hotel lobby where he’d just been speaking with a Republican women’s meeting, the short man with pale eyes, thick accent that’s all Somerset County and a distinguishing mole on his cheek looks like he could use a cup of coffee.

But once he gets rolling on an issue he can sink his teeth into, even the tape recorder has a hard time keeping pace.

He starts slow. When asked why he would seek a second term, his reply is a scant three words.


Holder Pushing to Oust Ferguson Police Chief?

It would appear that unnamed Obama administration officials, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and their media cheerleaders have coordinated a narrative with regard to the Ferguson, MO Police Department. According to CNN, “government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials” are saying Police Chief Thomas Jackson is expected to step down “as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department.” The proverbial fly in the ointment? Jackson and Mayor James Knowles deny any such plan exists.

“Nobody in my chain of command has asked me to resign, nor have I been terminated,” said Jackson in a phone call with the news network. Knowles affirmed that statement and dismissed the notion that pressure was brought to bear by the feds. “People have been saying that for months, I mean for him to step down, Knowles explained. “But we’ve stood by him this entire time. So there is no change on that.”


Irish Mother Left Speechless As Son Surprises Her By Rising Out Of The Icy Sea.

Stephen "Jimmy" Nolan told his mother he was not going to make it home to Ireland for a family wedding. Little did she know this wasn't true, and that Jimmy already planned his surprise return.

Jimmy lived and worked in Australia for many years, so he wanted to do something special to surprise his mother. He got his sister Nicola to take their mother to the beach. It was there when Jimmy's mother watched a video of Jimmy jokingly saying that maybe if he started swimming from Australia, he might make it home in time. As she looked up from the video, she saw something in the distance. She realized after a moment it was her son, appearing out of the ice-cold sea after "[swimming] from Australia."


Ex-Obama Secret Service agent ‘on verge of huge upset’

Running for Congress in blue state against policies of old boss

Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent for President Obama, says that with only days until the election, he and his team have done all they can to win Maryland’s Sixth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and he believes he could be “on the verge of a huge upset.”

“I can comfortably tell you right now there is nothing we could have done to work harder,” Bongino said. “I just got back yesterday from Montgomery County, in the pouring rain. It was 40 degrees. I’m sick as a dog right now, and I’m driving in the western Maryland mountains, getting ready to wash, rinse and repeat, so there’s no more effort we could have given.”

Bongino said if elected, he will make the federal government’s tax-and-spend policies his No. 1 issue.


Democrats’ Voter ID Lies

With a perfectly straight face, Barack Obama recently told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network that “the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our [voting] rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud.” Eric Holder likewise contends, without even a hint of a grin, that voter ID laws are merely “political efforts” designed to make it “more difficult” for nonwhite minorities to “have access to the ballot.” And Hillary Clinton, too, casually dismisses voter fraud as a “phantom epidemic” that exists chiefly in the imagination of conservatives. Democrat consultant Donna Brazile puts it more colorfully, calling charges of voter fraud “a big ass lie.”

These four pathetic clowns—along with all the other leading Democrats who invariably spout the same tripe—have one core trait in common: None of them actually believe even a word that they say about the rarity of voter fraud or the alleged injustice of voter ID requirements.


Early Voting Shows Increased Turnout

WORCESTER COUNTY– Following an abysmal primary turnout, early signs point toward an increase in participation during the general election.

When early voting opened at 10 a.m. at the Gull Creek Senior Center in Berlin on Thursday, Oct. 23, at least a dozen people lined up at the door, standing in the nearly freezing rain and waiting patiently to cast their ballots. Poll workers with the Worcester County Board of Elections said nearly 700 people voted during the vote’s first day, good for more than half the total accumulated during the entire week of primary early voting.

Board of Elections Supervisor Patti Jackson was optimistic about the early numbers.

“It’s encouraging,” she said. “We definitely expect a bigger turnout after the primary when there were a lot of unopposed races. There are still a few unopposed, but not many, and of course this is what people consider the big election – a lot of people don’t consider the primary a true election.”


Today's Survey Question 11-1-14

Do TV commercials influence your vote?


A Short History of Salisbury, Maryland

It was in a colonial atmosphere that Salisbury Town was “erected” by act of the Provincial Assembly on August 8, 1732 – some 276 years ago. The site of the present Main St. bridge was where the shipping business of Col. Isaac Handy was established in 1665. For the following six decades, it was known as Handy’s Landing. When the Provincial Assembly decided to erect a town on this site, it was named Salisbury after Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Many of the large land owners of the section at that time had emigrated from the vicinity of the ancient English city, some for religious reasons that they might have absolute freedom of worship, others to enlarge their fortunes in this new land.

At the time of its founding, Salisbury was a part of Somerset County and remained that way until 1867, when parts of Worcester and Somerset counties were set aside to form the new county of Wicomico. Prior to the formation of the new Wicomico County, residents had to go to either Snow Hill in Worcester County or Princess Anne in Somerset County to conduct official business. By 1867, there was enough business conducted in Salisbury to apply to the legislature for the formation of a new county. This also gave the Eastern Shore another vote in the legislature in Annapolis.

Salisbury was the center for a large farming community and the town grew along with it. The first major blow to the growth of Salisbury came in 1860, when a fire that started in the Daniel Davis building, located on the northwest corner of Main (then known as Bridge St.) and St. Peter’s streets, spread throughout what was then the “downtown” area and left Salisbury in smoldering ruins.

Slowly they rebuilt, until the area was bustling with business activity again. The railroad had started to come down through Delaware, but the Civil War interrupted the progress through Salisbury. After the war, the railroad was extended to Salisbury and that greatly enhanced the ability to move goods both to and from Salisbury. They were expanding at a rapid pace until the second major fire in 1886 destroyed 22 acres in the heart of Salisbury. After this fire, an ordinance was passed that all subsequent buildings be of either brick or stone to prevent another disaster like the fires of 1860 and 1886. The streets were also made wider to prevent fire from spreading as it had previously.

The form of government changed in 1888 from a three commissioner form of rule to a mayor and council elected by the citizens.

For the next 20 years, Salisbury experienced tremendous growth. In keeping up with the rest of the country, Salisbury acquired electricity and telephone service. The harbor was dredged to a navigable depth by 1906. Automobiles started to appear on city streets. In 1909, the dam holding back Humphreys Lake broke, exposing the land east of Division St. At one time Humphreys Lake extended from Division St. on the west to about Davis St. on the east end. The southern shore extended from where the Daily Times building is now to along S. Park Dr. The northern shore ran approximately along what is now Rt. 50- a rather large body of water to be sure. When it emptied, a group of businessmen bought the land from the Humphreys family and formed the Salisbury Realty Co. Many of today’s structures east of Division St. are built on land that was once under water.

On the southern side of Humphreys Lake, a new high school was built in 1905. Prior to this, the previous school was named Salisbury High School and was available only to residents of Salisbury. When the new school opened, it was named Wicomico High School, to reflect the fact that they served all of Wicomico County. Another new High School was opened in 1932. This is now Wicomico Middle School. The present Wicomico High School was opened in 1954. Since that time both James M. Bennett (named after a former superintendent of Wicomico County schools) and Parkside High Schools have been built.

Two other occurrences contributed to Salisbury’s growth. Route 13 was built through the city in the late 1930’s and Route 50 was built in the early 1960’s. Both of these improvements made traveling in either direction much more desirable and added to the traffic flow both to and from Salisbury. Both of these routes have been superseded by the new by-passes that have recently been completed. While this relieves the traffic flow through downtown, fewer people see Salisbury’s business district.

Amazing Artist - Do you see Bruce Lee? (wait for it..)

Federal Government Made $20 Billion in Secret Purchases in Recent Months

I-Team review finds $30,000 in one agency’s Starbucks purchases kept confidential from public

The federal government has spent at least $20 billion in taxpayer money this year on items and services that it is permitted to keep secret from the public, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

The purchases, known among federal employees as “micropurchases,” are made by some of the thousands of agency employees who are issued taxpayer-funded purchase cards. The purchases, in most cases, remain confidential and are not publicly disclosed by the agencies. A sampling of those purchases, obtained by the I-Team via the Freedom of Information Act, reveals at least one agency used those cards to buy $30,000 in Starbucks Coffee drinks and products in one year without having to disclose or detail the purchases to the public.


Obama on Early Voting: "You Can Only Vote Once; This Isn't Chicago"

At a Tuesday evening campaign event for Mary Burke, Democratic nominee for governor of Wisconsin, President Barack Obama encouraged voters to participate in early voting.

"One week, Wisconsin. One week. One week from today you get to choose a new governor. And because early voting runs through this Friday, you don't have to wait until election day," Obama told the crowd in Milwaukee.

"You can vote all week," Obama added.

"I mean you can only vote once, this isn't Chicago now," Obama told the crowd, laughing.

"I'm teasing Chicago, I'm messing with you. That was a long time ago," Obama added.


Feds cut off internet, dress up as technicians to conduct warrantless search

Well, here's one more reason not to trust Comcast: Those internet repairmen at your door may actually be undercover agents — especially if they arrived promptly after the outage occurred. Indeed, Nevada courts are currently considering whether it's legal for the government to cut off your internet or other utilities, dress up as technicians, and then gain entrance to your house to conduct a warrantless search.

Earlier this year, FBI agents did exactly that after becoming suspicious of Chinese gamblers staying in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Per the agents' defense lawyer, the decision was, "We'll dress up as technicians, we'll come inside, we'll claim to be fixing the internet connection — even though we can't, 'cause we broke it from outside — and then we'll just look around and see what we see."

After seeing what they saw, the FBI concluded the Chinese group was doing nothing illegal.


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Clinton Blames 'Shorthand' for Gaffe that Businesses Don't Create Jobs

Another day, another Hillary Clinton clean-up attempt.

After emphatically declaring last week that businesses and corporations do not create jobs, Clinton, blaming her poor use of shorthand, claimed on Monday that she was actually referring to her stance against "tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash profits overseas."

"I shorthanded this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out—not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas," Clinton backpedaled on Monday while campaigning for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), according to USA Today.