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Thursday, November 06, 2014

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Cleveland Voters Kick out Traffic, Speed Camera

CLEVELAND — Voters in this city of almost 400,000 have made it overwhelmingly clear: They don't want traffic cameras ticketing drivers here.

Issue 35's supporters said the cameras were little more than money-making speed traps that deprive drivers of basic rights, and on Tuesday 78% of voters agreed with them.

The passage means the tickets stop immediately.

The cameras raised about $6 million in 2012, a number that has been shrinking every year. The revenue accounted for about 1% of the city's budget.

But supporters of the cameras argued that they made streets safer and reel in heavy-footed drivers because Cleveland doesn't have enough police officers to devote to full-time traffic duty.

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Governor-Elect Hogan's First Press Conference Yesterday Morning

Fat Pensions for Outgoing Lawmakers

More than a dozen members of Congress were defeated on Tuesday night. But taxpayers will still have to keep sending most of them checks.

Members of Congress are eligible for a pension after just five years in office, so that means senators qualify for one after a single six-year term. But most can't start drawing full payments until age 62.

North Carolina's Kay Hagan, for instance, lost her first bid for reelection. For senators and representatives with only six years in office, the annual pension is about 10% of annual pay -- in Hagan's case, that's $17,400 a year based on her annual salary of $174,000.

Colorado's first term senator, Mark Udall, also lost Tuesday. But he'll be paid about $47,000 a year since he also served five terms in the House.

Senior members with 32 years in office can earn 80% of their pay, or about $139,000 a year.

This year there are nine members of Congress leaving with 80% pay.

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Country Music Awards Had Fun with Crushing Democratic Losses - CMA 2014

Female Suspect Surrenders to Troopers

**UPDATE #2**

Bear- The Delaware State Police operation on Channing Drive in Buckley has concluded.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. the 29 year old female suspect exited her residence and surrendered to members of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2, Glasgow.

Troopers continue to investigate this incident with charges pending the conclusion of the investigation.

The evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes.

There were no injuries.

Released 110614 2045


**UPDATE**


Troopers Remain on Scene of Barricaded Subject

Bear- The Delaware State Police continue to operate on Channing Drive, in the Buckley development, Bear.

On Thursday, November 06, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m. troopers were contacted by investigators from the Elkton Maryland Police Department in reference to assisting them in apprehending a 29 year old female suspect with active warrants issued by their department for an armed assault that occurred in Elkton earlier today. At the request of the Elkton Police Department troopers responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Channing Drive. Upon their arrival at the residence, troopers attempted to make contact with the suspect and were able to observe her inside of the residence, however, she refused to exit.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team as well as the Conflict Management Team is attempting to make contact with her. Residents in the area remain evacuated. There are no reported injuries at this time.

There are no changes in the status of this incident or updated information at this time.

Released 110614 1825

**ORIGINAL RELEASE**

Troopers on Scene of Barricaded Subject in Bear

Bear- Delaware State Police are currently operating on Channing Drive in the development of Buckley for a possibly armed subject in a residence refusing to come out.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team and Conflict Management Team are attempting to make contact with the subject and are continuing to attempt to persuade them to surrender.

Troopers continue to assess the situation. No further details available at this time.

Troopers have cleared several residences in the area as a precaution and several roadways are closed to traffic in the area.

This is a preliminary release of information with additional updates as information is received.

America faces most dangerous two years in 150 years

If President Obama suffered a “shellacking” in the 2010 elections, then what he endured Tuesday night was nothing short of a vicious gangland beatdown the likes of which have rarely been seen before in the history of electoral politics.

Not to dismiss the promising results of Tuesday’s election.

Voters clearly and forcefully rejected the party, politics and policies of President Obama. They slapped his socialist agenda back into the days of Soviet gulags, where it belongs.

His grand visions of mighty government ruling unchecked over desperate ghettos have been snuffed out.

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Photos Show Injuries Joran Van Der Sloot Sustained In Prison, Lawyer Claims Killer 'Fears For His Life'

Fox News Latino has obtained exclusive photos of the injuries Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, sustained inside a Peruvian prison.

According to his lawyer, van der Sloot was attacked twice in the last two weeks inside the prison. His last cut, in the kidney area, required 15 stitches and was described by a prison doctor as “profound,” according to prison document obtained by Fox News Latino. He did not require surgery, and the injuries are far less severe than previous reports claiming he was in serious condition.

The 27-year-old Dutch national, who is serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of a Peruvian woman, is recovering in the infirmary of one of Peru’s most notorious – and dangerous – prisons. Maximo Altez Navarro, van der Sloot’s lawyer, and the inmate’s wife, who also spoke to Fox News Latino, are demanding that he be moved to Lima or, at the very least, a hospital where he can receive appropriate care.

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The First Polar Vortex Of The Winter Is Coming Next Week

The atmosphere is preparing to send part of the polar vortex southward toward the US next week with an outbreak of arctic air and lake-effect snow.

The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.

Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the US.

The main blast of cold air associated with the plunging polar vortex will swing southeastward into the Central and Eastern states spanning Sunday, Nov. 9, to Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

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Feds Seize Silk Road 2 In Major Dark Web Drug Bust

A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate.

On Thursday international law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and Europol took down the Silk Road 2 and arrested its alleged operator 26-year-old Blake Benthall in San Francisco. Benthall, who is accused of running the new Silk Road under the handle “Defcon,” has been charged with narcotics trafficking, as well as conspiracy charges related to money laundering, computer hacking, and trafficking in fraudulent identification documents. The criminal complaint against him alleges that the Silk Road 2 sold hundreds of kilograms of drugs of every description to hundreds of thousands of buyers around the world, with bitcoin-based sales of more than $8 million per month at the time of its seizure.

“Let’s be clear – this Silk Road, in whatever form, is the road to prison,” Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara wrote in a statement to the press. “Those looking to follow in the footsteps of alleged cybercriminals should understand that we will return as many times as necessary to shut down noxious online criminal bazaars. We don’t get tired.”

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Troopers on Scene of Barricaded Subject in Bear

**UPDATE**

Troopers Remain on Scene of Barricaded Subject

Bear- The Delaware State Police continue to operate on Channing Drive, in the Buckley development, Bear.

On Thursday, November 06, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m. troopers were contacted by investigators from the Elkton Maryland Police Department in reference to assisting them in apprehending a 29 year old female suspect with active warrants issued by their department for an armed assault that occurred in Elkton earlier today. At the request of the Elkton Police Department troopers responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Channing Drive. Upon their arrival at the residence, troopers attempted to make contact with the suspect and were able to observe her inside of the residence, however, she refused to exit.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team as well as the Conflict Management Team are attempting to make contact with her. Residents in the area remain evacuated. There are no reported injuries at this time.

There are no changes in the status of this incident or updated information at this time.

**ORIGINAL RELEASE**

Bear- Delaware State Police are currently operating on Channing Drive in the development of Buckley for a possibly armed subject in a residence refusing to come out.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team and Conflict Management Team are attempting to make contact with the subject and are continuing to attempt to persuade them to surrender.

Troopers continue to assess the situation. No further details available at this time.

Troopers have cleared several residences in the area as a precaution and several roadways are closed to traffic in the area.

This is a preliminary release of information with additional updates as information is received.

Family Gap: Democrats Lose Big Among Married Voters With Kids

(CNSNews.com) - Republican House candidates bested Democratic House candidates 58 percent to 40 percent among voters who are married and have children, according to the national exit poll published by CNN.

Similarly, Republican House candidates bested Democratic House candidates 58 percent to 41 percent among all married voters, according to the exit poll.

The exit poll indicated that Democratic candidates had a stronger appeal to voters who are not married--particularly unmarried women.

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Watch What Happens When a TV News Journalist Gives a Squatter a Taste of Her Own Medicine

Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house, but was having some trouble.

No, it wasn’t a down seller’s market — it was a squatter.

Hamilton had a difficult battle: In the process of trying to get Lynn Williams out her house, WJBK-TV reported Hamilton was threatened with a knife.

Police were called, at which point Williams said Hamilton had tried running her over with a vehicle.

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Obama is the most racist president in the history of the United States, claims Ferris Bueller actor

President Barack Obama is 'the most racist president' in U.S. history, according to Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor Ben Stein.

The actor and economist, famous for his scene in the 1986 movie in which he monotonously repeats the name 'Bueller' during a painfully dull economics class, said President Obama was 'racist' because of White House attempts to 'racialize' voting.

His attack on President Obama was launched during a discussion on the importance of the issue of the U.S. economy for midterm voters.

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JUST IN: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Gay Marriage Bans

CINCINNATI – A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug. 6 split 2-1, with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the Supreme Court will now take up the issue.

The ruling concluded that states have the right to set rules for marriage.

It followed more than 20 court victories for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. A federal judge in Louisiana recently upheld that state's ban, but four U.S. appeals courts ruled against state bans.

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U.S. Army's last Vietnam-era draftee retires on his 62nd birthday after 42 years of active service

The U.S. Army's last Vietnam-era draftee has retired after 42 years of active service.

New York native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph Rigby received a standing ovation at his retirement ceremony on October 28 at Camp Red Cloud in South Korea.

The special occasion also coincided with his 62nd birthday. The machinery maintenance expert now plans to move back to America and settle in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Mayor Announces Service Week Results

Mayor James Ireton, Jr. is pleased to announce the results of the latest neighborhood sweep by the City of Salisbury.

During the week of October 20, 2014, through October 24, 2014 the City of Salisbury conducted its Second “Service Week”, focusing on the Presidents Area and Snow Hill Road area neighborhoods. Participating departments were Department of Public Works, Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department, Building Permits and Inspections, and Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance.

The Salisbury Police Department performed “Knock & Talks” throughout the neighborhood and opened the Princeton Homes Substation welcoming residents to visit. The Salisbury Fire Department knocked on doors offering free smoke alarm checks. The Department of Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance evaluated properties for potential property maintenance issues and educated occupants of those possible concerns. The Department of Public Works performed a great deal of work in this area, ranging from cleaning storm drains to repairing sidewalks.

Below is a breakdown of the activity by each department performed during “Service Week”:


Salisbury Fire Department
Total # of Structures Visited: 391
Total # of Granted Access: 91
Total # of Smoke Alarms Distributed: 30
Total # of Smoke Alarms Found Inoperable: 42 (batteries replaced)

Department of Public Works
Total # of Storm Drains Cleaned: 146
Total # of Street Lights Repaired: 5
Total # Feet of Yellow Curbing Painted: 250
Total # of Feet of Sewer Main Cleaned: 6,163
Total # of Miles of Street Swept: 46
Total # of Feet of Sewer Main Treated for Root Intrusion: 3,000 +

Salisbury Police Department
Total # of Contacts Made with the Public: 100
*Also Utilized City’s Mobile App to Submit Code Violations

Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance
Total # of Structures Visited: 400
Total # of Structures without Violations: 21
Total # of Structures with Possible Violations: 379

·         Tall Grass: 25
·         Weeds in Sidewalk: 7
·         Rubbish: 183
·         Vacant Buildings: 6
·         Abandoned/Inoperable Vehicles: 51
·         No Street #’s: 17
·         Exterior Violations: 86
·         Tree Trimming: 3
·         Dead Trees: 1


"We are ecstatic at the reception we received in this round of neighborhood sweeps.  Making sure residents have working fire alarms, removing abandoned cars from streets and yards, fixing streetlights and sewer mains, and all the other work done is a testament to our departments and employees and the relationships they are building with our residents.  My gratitude goes to many citizens who had kind words for our employees from every department.  City government will take a breather, and announce another geographic sweep at the beginning of 2015," said Mayor James Ireton, Jr.

School Principal Accused Of Punching Student

LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- A middle school principal has been indicted on charges of child abuse and assault after prosecutors say he punched a student.

Forty-five-year-old Dwight Jefferson of Fort Washington was indicted last week on charges of assault and child abuse. The Prince George's County State's Attorney said Wednesday in an email that Jefferson is being held on $75,000 bond.

Jefferson's lawyer did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.

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Patrick Cannon, former Democratic mayor, casts ballot in N.C.

The former Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, reportedly cast a vote two weeks after he lost his voting rights for pleading guilty to corruption charges.

Patrick Cannon’s vote, which was officially challenged Tuesday night, would violate his bond and could put him back before a judge, said Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer reported.

“Let’s cut to the chase: He shouldn’t have done that, and we’re going to talk to him tomorrow (Wednesday),” Mr. Forrest told the Observer.

Mr. Forrest said Cannon lost his voting privileges on Oct. 14, when he was sentenced to 44 months in prison, or the next day when the sentence officially became part of the court record. Mecklenburg Board of Elections records indicate that Cannon cast an early ballot on Oct. 30, the Observer reported.

Court Judge Frank Whitney allowed Cannon to remain free on bond until he is required to report to federal prison later this month. Mr. Forrest said Judge Whitney could order Cannon’s immediate incarceration in light of his misbehavior, the Observer reported.

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Maryland Casino Revenue Rises 30%, Hits New Record in October

Maryland casinos brought in $86.8 million in revenue during October, a 30 percent increase over the same month last year and a new record.

Last October — before the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore came on line — the state's casinos generated $66.4 million. Not including the Horseshoe, revenue at the state's other four casinos fell 3.1 percent year-over-year.

At the Horseshoe, the state's newest gaming venue, revenue was flat from the month prior. The South Baltimore casino saw $22.5 million from both table games and slot machines in October. That was a slight uptick from the $22.4 million the casino saw during its first full month in business in September.

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The race for the White House starts here

Hillary mocked by Rand Paul after almost every Democrat she campaigned with LOST in midterms - as GOP takes control and makes Obama a lame duck

Tuesday night's victory for the Republicans wasn't just a blow to President Barack Obama - it was also a knock on Hillary Clinton, who campaigned for almost all of the candidates who lost Democratic US Senate seats on Tuesday.

And Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely challenger to Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, isn't letting her forget that she backed the wrong horses in 2014.

The Republican lawmaker posted several pictures on Wednesday of Clinton with losing Senate candidates and the message #HillarysLosers.

Paul is already trying to score points for the next election cycle by painting Tuesday night's losses as a reflection on Clinton's brand - even though she wasn't on the ballot in any state.

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MSP Press Release (Fatal Accident In Berlin)


Case #: 14-MSP-036735
Date: 11-6-14
Time: 0807
Location: E/B U.S. Rt. 50 @ Rt. 346, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811
Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
Deceased: Donna Kipps Clarke 3-30-1948
Narrative: On 11-6-14 at 0807 hours, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to eastbound U.S. Route 50 at Maryland Route 346, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2008 Volvo C70 driven by Donna Clarke of Berlin, Maryland was travelling westbound Maryland Route 346 crossing eastbound U.S. route 50 when she failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle travelling eastbound on U.S. Route 50. The vehicle on U.S. Route 50 was a 2010 Mazda SUV being driven by Lauren King of Salisbury, Maryland. Both parties were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained from the collision. Upon arriving at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, the driver of the at fault vehicle, Donna Clarke was pronounced deceased as a result of the collision.

The investigation still remains under investigation by the Maryland State Police Reconstruction Team.

Investigating Trooper(s): Tfc. David Miller

Collision Reconstructionist: Sgt. Adam Howard

Two Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

The Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to this time-honored tradition during Junior Deer Hunting Days ─ November 15 on public and private land in all Maryland counties; and November 16 on private land only in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s.
Hunters 16 years of age or younger, who possess a valid hunting license or are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements, may use firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer on these days. Junior deer hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old who holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. Adults may not possess a hunting device while accompanying a junior hunter.
The bag limits for the Junior Deer Hunting Days are: 
- One antlered or antlerless white-tailed deer in Region A;
- Three white-tailed deer in Region B, with no more than one antlered; and
- One antlered or one antlerless sika deer.
- Deer taken by youth hunters during the Junior Deer Hunting Days do not count toward the regular bow, muzzleloader or firearm season bag limits.
For complete bag limits, season dates, deer registration procedures and hunting regulations, visit the2014-2015 Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping. Hunters with any questions may contact DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.
Keep up to date with DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service on Facebook and Twitter @MDDNRWildlife.
*** Please note: Adult hunters may participate in other open seasons during a Junior Hunt Day so long as they are not acting as the mentor for a junior hunter. Persons acting as the mentor during a junior hunt may not possess a hunting device, as the purpose is to focus on aiding the youth participant.

Congressman-Elect Dave Brat on Obamacare: 'It's Moved to the Kitchen Table

(CNSNews.com) - Rep.-Elect Dave Brat, a free-market economist, says his message on Obamacare, the national debt, and securing the border "resonated" with Virginia Republicans on Tuesday.

"We've had a 200-year run that's made us the envy of the world," Brat said, speaking of America. "The antithesis of that is kind of the top-down central planning -- the best example is Obamacare.

"And so that system was theoretical. Now the bill is coming in everybody's mailbox. And so it's moved to the kitchen table," he told CNN Wednesday morning.

"People can't afford the mandate system, their premiums, the $5,000 deductibles. And...I ran on that -- securing the border, etcetera, and the folks are finally seeing the reality of bad decision-making, and so I think we had the wave last night for all of those reasons."

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Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting - Thursday 11/6/14

November 5, 2014

As Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) members who are residents or businesses in Somerset County, we want to make sure you are aware of a meeting of the county Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday evening, November 6, 7:00, in the Government Office Building in Princess Anne.

The primary purpose of the meeting is for some residents of the county, and their supporters, who oppose the construction and operation of chicken houses in a rural part of the county near Princess Anne, to express their concerns.

This is not a public hearing.  There is no action item on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda.  See the two attached documents for more information.

We wanted to make sure you are aware of this meeting so you can attend if you wish.

Bill Satterfield
Executive Director
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Delaware 19947-4881
302-856-9037

SFD Calls For Service 11-5-14

  • Wednesday November, 5 2014 @ 09:49Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Wednesday November, 5 2014 @ 07:20Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Wednesday November, 5 2014 @ 02:52Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Response to Attorney General RE: Jodi Lee Miles

On April 2, 1997, Edward Atkinson of Wicomico County was murdered. His body was discovered two days later by his brother who observed that Atkinson suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. An investigation revealed that Atkinson was murdered by Jody Lee Miles. Due to pre-trial publicity and the fact that it was a capital case, the trial was removed from Wicomico County to Queen Anne’s County. On March 12, 1998, a jury convicted Miles of felony murder in the first degree, robbery with a deadly weapon, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and related offenses. On March 18, 1998, Miles was sentenced to death.

Miles appealed his case and his conviction and death sentence were affirmed and upheld by Maryland’s highest appellate court, the Court of Appeals. Over the ensuing years, Miles filed multiple motions seeking modification of sentence, petitions for post conviction relief, and multiple motions to correct “an illegal sentence,” including one that is now pending before the Court of Special Appeals. On each and every occasion, the appellate courts have affirmed the rulings of the trial court which preserved the viability of Miles’ death sentence.

The death penalty protocol, also referred to as the lethal injection checklist, was ruled illegal by the Court of Appeals in 2007. The Court, in an unrelated death penalty case, found that the protocol was not properly promulgated and was, therefore, illegal.

The 2013 Maryland General Assembly enacted a bill repealing the death penalty. That Bill, which became effective on October 1, 2013, expressly stated that the repeal of the death penalty did not apply to those persons already sentenced to death. The bill then, among other things, repealed the applicable law which provided for the passage of a new protocol to administer the death penalty, even for those currently on death row. This was either an oversight by the General Assembly or an example legislative disingenuousness.

Based upon that new law, Miles filed yet another motion to correct an illegal sentence which was, once again, denied by the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County on October 18, 2013 and clarified by an order of court dated November 7, 2013. These rulings are now before the Court of Special Appeals. Pursuant to State law, the defendant’s appeal is being handled by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.

Yesterday morning--the day after the General Election—the Attorney General disclosed to my office that he was “compelled by law” to concede to what will ultimately amount to a modification of Miles’ death sentence to a purported sentence of “life without the possibility of parole (LWOP).” This office immediately communicated its opposition to any resolution of our case that takes the death penalty off of the table for this convicted murderer. We then called the family of Mr. Atkinson into our office to inform them of the Attorney General’s intentions, and they too, vehemently expressed their opposition to the Attorney General’s proposed resolution of Miles’ appeal.

The family has repeatedly and consistently maintained that their son’s murderer should be executed according to the law which was in place at the time of this horrific and brutal crime. This office promised them, long ago, that it would see to it that the Court’s sentence would be carried out as validly and legally ordered. Yesterday, however, it became clear that the Attorney General’s Office does not share our office’s desire and resolve. Moreover, considering the timing of this announcement—one day after the General Election-- one must wonder how much politics, rather than the law, had to do with the decision to concede to the new sentencing.

Upon being advised of the Attorney General’s decision, this office made two calls. First, we contacted the victim’s family so that they would know about the decision before they read about it in the news. The second call was to one of our local legislators to explore the possibility of having a new bill introduced to authorize the passage of the necessary protocol to legally execute those on death row—those who the legislature indicated were not to be covered by the bill repealing the death penalty. We have no reason to believe that the Office of the Attorney General made any attempt to pursue this option before making the decision to agree to a modification of the sentence of this convicted murderer. It is an understatement, at the very least, to state that both the Atkinson family as well as this office, are disappointed in the decision made by the Attorney General. It is our hope that the Attorney General will reconsider his position before action is taken by the appellate court.

It is the opinion of this office that the State of Maryland is letting the Atkinson family down. The legislature, when they passed the bill repealing the death penalty, collectively represented that this repeal was to be applied prospectively. The Bill repealing the death penalty essentially contained a false promise to families who deserve closure rather than boundless and endless litigation.

Again, I urge the Attorney General to reconsider his position on this matter. Alternatively, if the Attorney General refuses to fight the Defendant’s due process argument, we urge the Governor of this State, Martin O’Malley, to have the fortitude and the decency to commute the death sentence in this case to LWOP instead of putting this family through round after round of hearings and appellate review. On March 9, 2011, when the State of Illinois repealed its death penalty, Governor Pat Quinn commuted the death sentences of the defendants sitting on death row. Under Correctional Services Article Section 7-601, the Governor of the State of Maryland has the power to “change a sentence of death into a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.” Governor O’Malley signed the death penalty repeal, therefore he should take action to deal with the repeal’s unintended consequences—consequences that affect our victim’s family.

The timing of this action is concerning to the family and to our office. The fact that this move would be put into action one day after the election gives the appearance that the State is playing a political game that places politics above the interests of people who have experienced an incalculable loss. Again, we urge the Attorney General to listen to the family and to revisit the concessions contained it its brief. Alternatively, we urge the Governor to commute this sentence if it is clear that the Attorney General is going to concede to a remand. This will at least eliminate any further uncertainty about the legality of a resentencing by the lower court.

Matthew A. Maciarello
State's Attorney
Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office
309 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 1006
Salisbury, MD 21803-1006

P: 410.548.4880
F: 410.860.2425

George Bush Sr. Once Publicly Referred to His Son Jeb's Kids as "The Little Brown Ones"

The race card gets thrown around all the time lately in our ever more politically correct society and especially in politics, but this particular comment I saw buried in a Washington Post article is worth noting in a headline.

If you haven’t heard, Jeb Bush is dancing around with the idea of running for office in 2016. And today, his Hispanic son George P. Bush is expected to win election in Texas and take office for the first time.

Earlier last week the big, dazzling announcement (that’s sarcasm) came that the Bush clan (dynasty) is rallying around Jeb Bush to run. By all accounts, we’re about to see the creeping horror of a Jeb vs. Hillary 2016 ticket, but as previously reported, a vote for these people (no matter what Libertarian-lite candidate they toss Jeb’s way as window dressing) will be a vote for the corporate interests these people equally represent, and chiefly the continuance of the North American Union (NAU) at the behest of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jeb’s son, George P. Bush, is set to take the seat of Land Commissioner in Texas, a position he campaigned for in a giant bus as if he was gearing up to run for president himself (the Bush family has only been grooming him for that job since he was 12, debuting him at the 1988 Republican National Convention). The position will give the 4th generation of the Bush dynasty a front row seat in furthering the NAU along.

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Red Cross Celebrity Luncheon & Auction Set for December 3 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Salisbury, MD – The Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross and presenting sponsor, Delmarva Power, will be hosting their 20th Annual Celebrity Luncheon and Auction on Wednesday, December 3 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon and auction will be from 12-1:30 p.m. The event will feature celebrity waiters, raffle, silent auction, live auction, and, of course, lunch.

For over 100 years the American Red Cross has served the Delmarva Peninsula. Thanks to their volunteers, donors, and community partners, every year the Chapter touches the lives of many thousands of people in the community. It does this by providing disaster responses for emergencies ranging from single-family house fires to major disasters like Hurricane Sandy (and the tornado in Cherrystone, VA!). The Chapter also offers emergency training (CPR, First Aid, AED), swimming lessons, water safety, lifeguard training, babysitting and Junior Red Cross Clubs. The Lower Shore Chapter also provides 24 hour/day emergency communication services for military personnel and their families.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online at http://www.redcross.org/news/event/de/wilmington/Celebrity-Luncheon-2014.

Paul: Hillary Clinton ‘soundly rejected’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday portrayed the early Senate results as a repudiation of Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential rival

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday portrayed the early Senate results as a repudiation of Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential rival.

“I think we’re going to pick up enough [seats] to take over the Senate, and I think it is a repudiation basically of the president’s policies, but also Hillary Clinton,” Paul said on Fox News Tuesday night.

“Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been all over the place. They’re trying to make out as if they’re somehow better for Democrats, but in Kentucky they were soundly rejected.”

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‘Election Eve Dump:’ Eric Holder Releases Fast and Furious Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt

DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, still only a partial fulfillment of request

Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review.

In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

“This production is nonetheless a victory for the legislative branch, a victory for transparency, and a victory for efforts to check Executive Branch power,” Issa said of the release.

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I went to a for-profit college and my degree is worthless

Students across the country are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for degrees that end up being completely worthless.

Rosalyn Harris, an unemployed single mother who had never gone to college, thought getting a degree would be the ticket to a new life. So at age 23, she enrolled in a two-year criminal justice program at for-profit Everest College in Chesapeake, Va.

But the wealth of job opportunities the school had touted never transpired, and all she ended up with was more than $22,000 in student loan debt. She said classes were terrible, she didn't receive any of the training she needed, and as a result, she spent months after graduation searching for criminal justice jobs without ever getting a call back.

Desperate to start paying some of her bills, Harris eventually applied for any entry-level job she could find. A full year after she graduated, she finally found a minimum wage job stocking shelves at Victoria's Secret.

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Mark Levin to GOP Establishment: Don't Surrender Power of Purse During Lame-Duck Session

On Tuesday, Mark Levin said it’s now time that conservatives take back the GOP once and for all. And he said Republicans must not relinquish the power of the purse during the lame-duck sessions of Congress.

Appearing on Breitbart News’ five-hour election night broadcast with co-hosts Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, the conservative talk radio host and scholar told conservatives to not be dispirited by establishment operatives like Karl Rove and backstabbing writers and phony conservatives like the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin that the mainstream media loves to promote.

"We gotta kick the liberals out and then take back the Republican party,” Levin declared. “We must get a conservative nominated in 2016.

Levin, who is known as "The Great One," wondered, “How many more times are we going to beat our head against the walls” with McCains and the Romneys in presidential elections?

The scholar and former Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese said the country is in a post-constitutional period. He warned Republicans not to surrender before the next Congress even starts.

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Obama: Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is "Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make"

Lost Cat 11-6-14

Pearl is a white long hair with a grey face, grey ears, and grey tail. She lives near North Salisbury School in Salisbury, Maryland. 

Please contact 410-430-8888 if you have her or if you have seen her.

22nd Annual Winterfest of Lights Opening November 20

The Town of Ocean City will be a bit brighter beginning November 20, when the Winterfest of Lights celebrates its 22nd year illuminating Northside Park.  Named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2013 by American Bus Association and voted “Maryland’s Finest Holiday Tradition” by Maryland Life Magazine, Winterfest of Lights is a winter paradise for the whole family to enjoy. 
The Winterfest Express takes guests on a ride through a mile-long animated wonderland of dazzling lights and spectacular displays, including the Twelve Days of Christmas and additional fairytale favorites.  Christmas carols float through the air and throughout the Winterfest Village, which is located inside a festive and heated pavilion. 

Muslim man sets little girl on fire cause she wore lipstick

11-year-old can barely speak, she has 99% of her small body burned. A cruel Muslim neighbor set her on fire after raping her cause she wore a lipstick for fun.

The man warned the little girl not to wear cause it was against their Islam law. She refused to obey and was burned with kerosene.

Police have arrested the 55-year-old neighbor, a close friend of the family, but the conditions of the little girl are not getting better.

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Recently Arrived Illegal Alien Minors Spread Deadly Virus

Lethal Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is associated with severe respiratory illness

The “humanitarian crisis” concocted by President Obama to let tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors stay in the U.S. has fueled a deadly respiratory virus epidemic that’s struck American kids across the country and killed at least nine.

Virtually nonexistent in the U.S. before the recent influx of illegal alien minors, the lethal Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is associated with severe respiratory illness and is known to come from Central America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from mid-August to the end of October state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 1,105 people in 47 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. What the agency conveniently omits is that the deadly virus was first discovered in cities with large numbers of relocated illegal immigrant minors, officially identified by the government as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

A conservative news website connected the dots after reviewing a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The big EV-D68 epidemic coincides with the barrage of Central American minors that entered the U.S. through Mexico over the summer. Hundreds of American kids have been sent to hospital emergency rooms in more than 40 states with unprecedented polio-like paralysis associated with EV-D68. By September 8 hospitals in a dozen states were reporting cases of EV-D68-like infections and by mid-September 153 patients were confirmed as having the virus in 18 states, the news site reports.

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$5.00 Burger or Chicken Breast Tonight At The Pittsville Station 7 Restaurant


Join us tonight in Pittsville for a 1/2 pound burger or a chicken breast sandwich. The fries are to die for as well and they come with your burger or chicken. 

Conservative, Lawmaker, Student

Saira Blair is probably the only candidate who had to head to class the morning after winning an election.

But that’s to be expected for the 18-year-old, who just became the country’s youngest state lawmaker.

“I actually had a couple of geology classes this morning,” Blair, a Republican who was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, said in an interview Wednesday. “It was fine, just like any other day of class.”

Blair is like many other people her age except that in addition to preparing for her freshman year at college this past summer, she was also running a political campaign. Blair, elected Tuesday to represent West Virginia’s 59th delegate district — which lies about 1½ hours from Washington, D.C. — is an economics major at West Virginia University. Blair trounced her Democratic opponent 63 percent to 30 percent, The Associated Press reported.

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Antidepressants Blunt Sexual Function, Feelings of Love

BERLIN ― Long-term antidepressant use may be associated with significant "emotional blunting" in both male and female patients ― but in different ways, new research suggests.

Using a newly developed Sex-Attachment-Love Test (SALT) questionnaire, the study of nearly 200 adults with mild or moderate depression showed that use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had a significantly negative impact on the feelings of love toward partners, especially in men.

Long-term use of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) was significantly associated with disturbed sexual function, particularly in women.

"I think these results are quite exciting. And the most striking finding was that men were more affected by emotional side effects than women," lead author Donatella Marazziti, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pisa, Italy, toldMedscape Medical News.

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US army 'loses' military equipment worth $420 million in Afghanistan

Missing hardware includes sensitive weapons systems, encryption devices and vehicles, according to internal Pentagon investigation that highlights challenges of $7 billion Afghan withdrawal

The US army has "lost" $420 million (£260m) worth of military equipment, including weapons systems, vehicles, encryption devices and communications gear, in Afghanistan, according to an embarrassing internal investigation.

The report by the Pentagon's inspector general criticised Army officials for being slow to report and investigate the losses of equipment, much of it highly sensitive, from its main operating bases at Bagram and Kandahar.

The investigation did not conclude how the "inventory losses" of 156,000 pieces of hardware for the 2013 financial year occurred, but noted a series of failings in oversight, accounting and record-keeping.

It was not clear if the any of equipment may have fallen into enemy hands, but the report underscored the costs and challenges facing the US as it winds down its military operations in Afghanistan after 13 years. The withdrawal could cost a further $7 billion, according to Pentagon estimates.

The report noted that the Army field support brigade responsible for managing the shipping out of military equipment from Afghanistan failed to report "in a timely manner" the missing material after sifting through major lost-property reports for 2013.

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Millennials demand public transportation, but lose out by skipping the voting booth

On November 2nd, Urbanful put out an article on how millennials’ transportation habits are changing the way cities plan for the future; on November 5th, it became clear that millennial’s voting habits have an equally profound effect on public policy, in the opposite direction.

High profile ballot initiatives on a proposed light rail in Austin, TX and increased funding for transit projects in St. Petersburg and Gainesville, FL went down to defeat amid low voter turnout from 18-29 year olds.

Overall, it was a mixed night for such measures in cities across the country, and results were similarly ambivalent on the state level.

This equivocal outcome for transportation policy would be of little note on an eventful election night had it not conflicted with the trend documented at the beginning of this article as well as preliminary polling.

Access to multimodal transportation and reliable public infrastructure are priorities for millennials. “More than half (54%) of millennials surveyed say they would consider moving to another city if it had more and better options for getting around,” according to a recent report, “and 66% say that access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria they would weigh when deciding where to live.”

A poll from the Austin Chronicle had proposition 1, the light rail project, passing 52% to 43% in a city that has attracted a flood of young people in recent years, looking for a mobile, urban lifestyle.

So what explains the surprising defeat? It likely has something to do with the disconnect between millennials stated priorities and their commitment to bringing these to the voting booth.

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Voters Trust Republicans to Stop Obama – Will the GOP Listen?

The biggest takeaway in this second historic midterm shellacking of President Obama’s tenure is how much executive lawlessness, recklessness, and incompetence upset voters, across party lines. As I argued in Faithless Execution, although there is insufficient political support for impeaching the president, executive maladministration is a very powerful political issue. We saw that last night.

Voters may want Obama out of office, but they do not want him removed from office. They want him reined in. They want normalcy: a relief from constant crisis that involves a restoration of strong American leadership in the world (which would have a sobering effect on enemies who are now emboldened), and a return to regular governance at home – not monarchical directives to fundamentally transform the country by, for example, unilaterally purporting to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens when over 90 million Americans are out of the workforce.

That being the case, the worst thing Republicans could do is cut a lame-duck deal with the very Democrats the voters have just ousted and the very president the voters have just rebuked to fund through the end of next year the very agenda the voters have just rejected. If they cut the deal, they surrender the constitutional authority to do what voters have entrusted them to do.

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MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500,000 FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE EASTERN SHORE

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded $537,000 in rural development funds to communities in Caroline and Dorchester Counties. This funding includes a $37,000 grant to the Town of Federalsburg in Caroline County to purchase surveillance cameras for the Federalsburg Police Department, as well as awarding a $500,000 loan to Delmarva Community Services to cover construction costs for a new intergenerational center in Cambridge.

“USDA Rural Development grants and loans have a profound effect on Maryland and the Eastern Shore’s rural communities,” Senator Mikulski said. “These funds in the federal checkbook will help protect community safety in Caroline County and provide our law enforcement with the tools they need to keep us safe. And in Dorchester, federal funds will help build a new intergenerational center to build up the community by providing a safe and constructive environment for children and families. These are smart investments for Maryland families and communities on the Eastern Shore.”

Exit Poll: Voters Favor a GOP Nominee to Hillary in 2016

Midterm voters delivered their verdict on President Barack Obama when they handed the Republican Party an historic win on Tuesday, and it appears they also are inclined to back the GOP in the 2016 presidential election.

According to the NBC News national exit poll, 40 percent of voters said they would choose any unnamed Republican nominee over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, compared to 34 percent who said they would choose Clinton. Twenty-four percent said it would depend on who is running.

Clinton also came in behind a hypothetical GOP candidate in two of the pivotal presidential swing states. In Florida, 36 percent of voters said they would choose the Republican compared to 32 percent who would choose Clinton. In Ohio, the spread was similar at 36 percent compared to 32 percent.

Nevertheless, Clinton came out on top when voters were asked whether she would make a good president. Forty-three percent of midterm voters agreed.

"She can take solace in the fact that this percentage is higher than for any of four potential 2016 Republican candidates also asked about," MSNBC.com said.

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Lots Of Great Things Happened This Week


Over the past three weeks we have enjoyed record numbers on Salisbury News. However, Tuesday, what a day! You would think that Tuesday, (election day) would have been the best day ever, nope! Yesterday actually blew away Tuesday by a good 25% increase in traffic.

So why do I mention this. I do so because as our numbers increase each and every day, we know for a fact we're reaching a larger audience and THAT is our reward. As we put in more time every day into providing factual, documented information, we know people are listening.

I can remember a day, (many years ago) when we'd get 250 hits a day and think, wow, people are listening. Now, well, when we say tens of thousands of people per day we're not lying, as some will suggest. Hopefully soon we can start saying hundreds of thousands of people per day. 

We've been told countless times yesterday that Salisbury News blew away any other source of media with updated information on election night. Considering how busy we were that night, we had no time to check other sources but we're glad so many of you depended on Salisbury News to keep you up to speed.

As for the candidates you elected, let me tell you, they came out of the gate yesterday like you just wouldn't believe. Here I thought they'd take some time off to rest, that simply didn't happen. Heck, even I was interviewed yesterday and hopefully some of you caught that interview last night on SU TV News. 

Here's what I can tell you. You will be very proud of what's to come with these newly elected officials. No more lipstick on a pig. No more false promises. The word "Change" has a whole new meaning for us on the Eastern Shore. Salisbury News will be keeping a very close eye on the very people attempting to stop that "Change" as they have had at least 8 years to provide a better Maryland and they have failed all of us. 

YOU elected a new kind of leadership and YOU are about to get just that. So stay tuned as Salisbury News will continue to provide real time news and information and we thank you very much for visiting every day. 

Barack Obama Gives Candidate "Kiss Of Death" In Maryland

U.S. President Barack Obama didn’t make many campaign stops in 2014, but he did travel to Maryland two weeks ago on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown.

What happened? The crowd bailed on him.

Despite this indignity, no one actually thought Brown would lose his gubernatorial race against “Republican” Larry Hogan. In fact the poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight.com pegged Brown’s chances of victory at 94 percent on election day – given that he enjoyed an estimated 9.8 percent lead in the polls.

Yeah … about that.

Brown lost to Hogan. Not by a whisker, either. With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting, Hogan enjoyed a six-point edge over Brown.

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Pressure on Hillary Clinton as potential 2016 challenger Rand Paul posts mocking pictures of her

Tuesday night's victory for the Republicans wasn't just a blow to President Barack Obama - it was also a knock on Hillary Clinton, who campaigned for almost all of the candidates who lost Democratic US Senate seats on Tuesday.

And Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely challenger to Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, isn't letting her forget that she backed the wrong horses in 2014.

The Republican lawmaker posted several pictures on Wednesday of Clinton with losing Senate candidates and the message #HillarysLosers.

Paul is already trying to score points for the next election cycle by painting Tuesday night's losses as a reflection on Clinton's brand - even though she wasn't on the ballot in any state.

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The Day After: An Interactive Sea Of Red

While one can debate the naivete of anyone expecting much if anything to change as a result of the midterm, or any, elections, one things is certain: America spoke up, and said the "recovery" of the past 6 years not only isn't working but is the biggest lie perpetuated by the country's true ruler: the Fed and its Wall Street bank "advisors", and demanded change: something more than just fabricated daily record highs in the nominal values of assorted Fed-rigged pieces of paper.

The result: as the interactive map below, ironically from the NYT after the jump shows, is nothing short of a red storm rising.

Horrific accident on rt 50

Family member just witnessed terrible accident on rt 50 near State Troopers Barracks...two vehicles--one T-boned and other struck tree.

Berlin fire EMS units on scene east bound Rt 50. Old OC Blvd. near state police barracks, serious motor vehicle accident. Elderly female patient pronounced dead on arrival to AGH.

DNR Welcomes Public Input on State Forest Annual Work Plans

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed 2016 fiscal year work plan for Potomac Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake and Pocomoke State Forests.

State forest annual work plans identify the work that is to be accomplished for the fiscal year within the scope of the forest’s long-range management plan. The plans address establishment, growth, composition, health, quality forest management operations, as well as maintenance and construction projects, and other required work.

This public forum is the final step in a three-step review process to establish the work plan. The first is an internal review by a team of resource professionals from the fields of wildlife, fisheries, heritage, forestry, recreation, water resources, and resource planning. The second step is a review by an appointed advisory committee. After the period of comment, the forest manager will make final adjustments to the plan.

Participants can view the proposed State Forest annual work plans at

dnr.maryland.gov/forests/workplans and email their comments to jack.perdue@maryland.gov. The deadline to respond isDecember 5, 2014.

"It Didn't Work"

No money-back guarantee? Seems 'unfair'!

NYPD: 81-Year-Old Blind Man Beaten, Robbed After Withdrawing Money From Queens ATM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A rally was held demanding arrests for the violent mugging of an 81-year-old legally blind man last month in Queens.

The victim, Bill Eichhorn, left church and walked to a Chase Bank on Queens Boulevard near 46th Street in Sunnyside around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 26.

Eichhorn had just withdrawn money to buy a newspaper and coffee when he was beaten and robbed of $100 and his debit card, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

“Just as I got the dollars in my hand, two guys came — one on either side — and said, ‘Give it up,'” Eichorn said. “I didn’t give it up right away so they got a little angry I guess and that’s when they popped me.”

Eichorn, his family, local police officers and members of the City Council held a rally outside the bank Tuesday to enlist the public’s help to track down the suspects.

“Two brutes decided that they needed to punch my 81-year-old, legally blind father to get his money,” Eichorn’s daughter, Mary Anne Gasparro, said.

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The Best Way to Grow a Business Is to Have Tax Laws and Regulations to Advance Its Strategic Plan

With control of Congress, Republicans could push to lower taxes and repeal the Affordable Care Act, but President Obama has the veto. Instead, a new GOP majority could launch an all-out assault on federal abuses of regulatory powers to defend economic freedom and restore prosperity.

The American economy has always had plenty of government meddling. However, for the first century of the republic, states, cities and towns did most of the regulating, applying common law principles regarding public safety and fairness.

Initially, markets were mostly local, and the democratic process close to the people ensured accountability limited abuses.

After the Civil War, the telegraph and railroads connected the two coasts, and broader continental markets and national enterprises with monopoly power emerged.

The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887 to curb discrimination in railroad freight rates, and the Sherman Act of 1890 asserted federal antitrust authority to ensure fair pricing across the entire economy.

Nowadays, however, it seems the federal government regulates and insidiously monitors virtually everything that citizens and businesses do, even when competition would suffice to compel socially responsible behavior.

Houses are built in small local clusters, yet the federal government regulates toilets, hot water heaters, light bulbs, air conditioners, windows and insulation, even though manufacturers and builders compete for buyers by touting the energy efficiency of their products.

Fuel economy in the auto industry was rising before Obama imposed new, higher mileage standards, because customers were demanding improvement.

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Rahm Emanuel Refuses to Refund Improper Red-Light Camera Fines

The City of Chicago is currently mired in a red-light camera scandal replete with bribes to city officials, indictments, and improperly timed cameras geared to hand out illicit fines. But despite all this, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel refuses to refund the improperly levied fines.

Emanuel, who is running for re-election next year, faces a petition sponsored by challenger Bob Fioretti demanding that the $7.7 million in fines generated by the red-light cameras be refunded. The improper fines resulted from yellow light timers being reduced from the legal three seconds to 2.9 seconds.

But Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, handed down the decision through Chicago transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld that the fines were perfectly legal. "These were valid violations," Scheinfeld said in a recent meeting of the city council.

During the meeting, West Side Ald. Emma Mitts claimed the red-light cameras are worse in the City's black community.

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Rand Paul: Stephanopoulos 'Originated' War on Women Attack, Scott Brown Right to Have Concerns

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that former Sen. Scott Brown is right to have concerns over ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos being the debate moderator on Thursday night.

“I don’t think this would be the first time his [Stephanopoulos’] impartiality has been questioned,” Paul said in a phone interview. “If you go back to the previous presidential debates, many people have brought up that the whole questioning about birth control was originated as a campaign theme by Stephanopoulos and there’s questions about whether that was done in coordination with Democrats.

"It’s always hard to have someone be perceived as an objective arbiter on a debate if they spent most of their life as a partisan.”

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Boosting Your Immune System: What NOT to Eat

Tis the season for the flu shot propaganda machine to rev into high gear, as Big Pharma, the CDC, and the mainstream media urge people to roll up their sleeves and have toxins like mercury and formaldehyde injected into them, all in the name of “staying healthy this winter.”

There’s a much easier way to stay healthy that also involves toxins – the ones in our food supply. Only I recommend avoiding them instead of injecting them directly into your body.

If you consume processed foods on a regular basis, you’re forcing your immune system to work to protect you against the things you are ingesting, instead of fighting off viruses and germs.

Many people thoughtlessly poison themselves every single day. They have some white sugar and fluoride in the morning coffee. They have some MSG-laden, highly salted saturated fat at lunch and wash it down with a neurotoxic, artificially sweetened drink. Dinner gets picked up at a convenient drive-thru window, and it’s enriched with more MSG and some GMO high fructose corn syrup. Don’t even get me started on that late night snack in front of the TV. Most of what typical Americans eat can hardly even be considered actual food.

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Here's What Cocaine Does To The Human Body

Last week Wall Street found that it had another cocaine-fueled scandal on its hands when an investment banker's ex-wife accused her husband of intense drug abuse.

Less than a week later, a banker in Hong Kong was arrested as a suspect in the murder of two prostitutes. Police found a small amount of cocaine in his home.

This isn't necessarily everyday stuff, but it wasn't much of a shock, either. Cocaine has been an illicit way for bankers to keep up with clients, parties, and long hours for decades.

That has its consequences, though.

Cocaine can harm numerous parts of the human body, from your nasal passages to your sexual stamina. No small thing.

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