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Monday, January 19, 2015

Virginia governor hospitalized after being thrown from horse

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was hospitalized Monday in Richmond with complications from being tossed by a horse and breaking seven ribs during a holiday trip to Africa with his family, a spokesman said.

McAuliffe was expected to spend the night at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and recover for two or three days, spokesman Brian Coy said.

Doctors had expected the ribs to heal on their own, but medical monitoring identified increased fluid around his lungs, Coy said. The medical procedure was intended to drain the fluid, he said.

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ISIS executions show medieval brutality jihadists would bring to the West

Two men were hurled from the top of a tower block, two more were crucified in front of a baying crowd and a woman was stoned to death in the latest series of horrific executions by ISIS.

The men were thrown from the roof down to the crowd below in the brutal punishment for being gay.

Charges found against the accused were announced by a masked Islamic State fighter, using a small handheld radio. Reading from a list, he declares the men are guilty of engaging in homosexual activities and should be punished by death, in accordance with Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Sharia law.

Down on the ground, two men accused of banditry have been tied to makeshift metal crosses.

Strung up tightly with yellow and green ribbon around their wrists, the men were hanged from the crosses, wincing in agony’

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Three officers singing the Lion King song!

War Revisionism, Fascism, and the CIA

INTRODUCTION

One of the best definitions of a true patriot today, I believe, is a person who defends his country against its own government. One of the best ways to defend our country against its government is through the search for historical truth, especially as it relates to war. This is the theme of my book A Century of War where I state:

“We must learn to avoid war and develop a general will to peace. I believe the key to this development is to learn the truth about the real causes and the effects of wars so that we can see through the false propaganda which is used by political leaders to convince us to go to war.

“It has been the wars of the 20th century which have been the primary destroyers of individual freedom even for the winners of those wars. As Ludwig von Mises stated in his book Socialism:

“’War is harmful not only to the conquered but to the conqueror. Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Only economic action has created wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys.’”

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SHORE UP! Inc. is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site

SHORE UP! Inc. is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, offering free preparation of both state and federal income tax returns (Maryland, Delaware and Virginia) and freee-filing for qualifying families and individuals. 

Eligibility for Free Tax Return Preparation

    • Varies from year to year-- based on the total household income.  As an example,in taxes done in 2011 for the 2010 year, individuals qualified for free tax preparation if the total income of their household was $49,000 or less.  
    • Residents of other Maryland counties, Delaware and Virginia all welcome.
    • Not all types of returns can be done--Click here to see which kinds of taxes can and cannot be done.  
  • Tax Preparation
    • Done by appointment only, from January through April, 
    • Call 410-749-1142 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
    • Wicomico and Somerset County sites 
    • Flexible appointment times
    • NOTE: All adults on your return need to be present to sign forms.
    • Free e-filing
    • Free direct-deposit
    • Preparers help customers get all tax refunds they are entitled to, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)and Child Tax Credit.
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The Conversation Obama Doesn’t Want to Have

The White House seems to think its denial of radical Islam will stop people from believing the obvious.

Could this argument be any dumber?

The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed. Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam?

This debate is different than the much-coveted “national conversation on race” that politicians so often call for (usually as a way to duck having it), because that is a conversation at least some people want. The White House doesn’t want a conversation about Islam and terrorism.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, “We have chosen not to use that label [of radical Islam] because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what happened.”

What happened was the slaughter last week at the satirical French newspaperCharlie Hebdo. The sound of the terrorists’ gunfire was punctuated by shouts of “Allahu akbar!” and “We have avenged the prophet Mohammed!”

Since no one questions the sincerity of these declarations, that alone should settle the issue of whether Islam had anything to do with the attack. And for normal people it would.

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DoD Releases 2013 Annual Report on Suicide

Release No: NR-018-15

DoD Releases 2013 Annual Report on Suicide

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members.

The DoDSER also includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history for each suicide event. This comprehensive information informs DoD senior leaders as they make policy decisions to improve suicide prevention efforts.

OBAMA DENIES EVIDENCE OF NORTH KOREA'S NUKES

Defense, CIA both believe miniature warheads, missiles to deliver them, exist

WASHINGTON –
The Obama administration is denying that North Korea has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads and missiles to deliver them, even though the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency have assessed that they exist, charges an adviser to Congress on national security.

“President Obama himself began this big lie amidst the 2013 nuclear crisis when North Korea was threatening to make nuclear missile strikes against the U.S. and its allies,” said Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the privately funded Task Force on National and Homeland Security for the Congressional Caucus on EMP.

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NRP Uses MLEIN to Catch Oyster Poachers

Armed with their newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Friday morning pierced a blanket of fog to nab a waterman illegally harvesting oysters from a state sanctuary in Somerset County.

Officers were on patrol in the Tangier Sound, monitoring the radar capability of the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN), when they noticed a vessel heading toward the Somerset Oyster Sanctuary. Due to heavy fog in the area, officers were able to position themselves near the sanctuary without being detected.

Once the officers observed the suspect vessel enter the sanctuary on MLEIN, they intercepted the vessel actively engaged in dredging for oysters. Officers then maneuvered alongside and boarded the vessel, operated by Adam Rodney Antes, 32, of Nanticoke.

Worcester County Tea Party - Jan. Meeting Thurs. 1/ 22

Bill-Badger
Monthly Meeting - Thursday Jan. 22.
Bill Badger Jr., Director of Worcester County Economic Development. Bill will discuss how to improve the quality of life for county citizens by increasing employment opportunities, expanding the tax base, protecting our environmental assets and creating full-time jobs. Q&A to follow.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm.
Ocean Pines Library 
11107 Cathell Road
Ocean Pines, Md 21811

Congressional Democrats push Red Line, but Hogan won't commit

Maryland Congressional Democrats ratcheted up the pressure Thursday on Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to approve the Red Line, but Hogan maintained he isn't making a decision on the Baltimore light rail project or its Washington, D.C.-area Purple Line sister.

Nine U.S. Senators and Representatives signed a letter sent to Hogan supporting the $2.9 billion Red Line and $2.45 billion Purple Line. The letter touted the projects' economic benefits and up to $900 million in federal funding that would disappear if Maryland does not move forward with the light rail lines.

"The entire Baltimore and Greater Washington area Congressional delegations have fought hard to ensure that federal funds are available to support the Red and Purple Lines, and we have worked closely with State and local leaders to put in place the many components needed to qualify the projects for federal funding," said the letter, which was signed by U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin and U.S. Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Steny Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Chris Van Hollen, John Sarbanes, Donna F. Edwards and John Delaney.

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What Do You Believe?


Maryland college tuition 2% hike approved Friday

Thousands of Maryland college students are just getting the news that an extra charge is about to be added to their tuition bills.

The State's Board of Regents late Friday afternoon signed off on a 2 percent tuition hike at four area universities.

The 2 percent hike equals about $60 for in-state students at Towson, College Park, Salisbury and Frostburg state.

At Towson, administrators started tightening their financial belts back in the fall.

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Officials seize pet alligator that family kept illegally for 37 years

(CNN) Jaxson the alligator had apparently been living with the Mattson family for more than 37 years.

But their decades of life together came to an abrupt end this week when Los Angeles animal control officers raided their home and seized the 8-foot female alligator.

“You cannot own a reptile … like this in the City of Los Angeles without having a proper permit. And obviously for an alligator, we would not permit that,” Mark Salazar, the head of field operations for Los Angeles Animal Services, told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS.

City officials say they found the carcasses of two dead cats next to Jaxson in a covered box in the backyard of the house in the Van Nuys area of the city.

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A Viewer Writes: Safe At Last

I've disconnected my  home alarm system and de-registered from the Neighborhood  Watch.

I've got two  Pakistani flags raised in the front yard, one at each corner, and the black  flag of ISIS in the center.


The Wicomico County Sheriff, MSP, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service and other agencies  are all watching the farm 24/7. 

I've never felt  safer and I’m saving $49.95 a month

MSP Weekly DUI Press Release 1-19-15 (Berlin Barrack)

Can You Help Locate This Ring

The ring is a Worcester Prep School class gold signet ring for 2014...it has the initials KMS engraved inside. May have been lost at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland or on 133st in Ocean City. Please call 410-726-3504

Today's Survey Question 1-19-15

How many of you had to work today?

Dover PD’s viral ‘Shake It Off’ take-off tops 12 million views



DOVER, DELAWARE (1/18/2015) It started as a simple promotional gimmick for Dover’s police force – an effort to provide a few lighter moments as Master Cpl. Jeff Davis sang along in his patrol car to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

But after widespread local and national media coverage, the YouTube video launched Friday has taken on a life of its own — surpassing 12 million viewers just after 8:30 tonight.

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Supreme Court to Take-Up Issue of Same-Sex Marriage this Term

On Friday, the Supreme Court justices revealed that they would be taking-up the issue of same-sex marriage and the constitutionality of bans on homosexual unions.

The justices have agreed to hear four different cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee- all states that currently prohibit homosexual marriages.

The move is a radical departure from what many have expected as the issue has been conspicuously dodged by the Supreme Court on several occasions.

Though 32 states have enacted state bans on same-sex marriage, the federal government has worked feverishly over the past few years to overturn these bans, often with conflicting court rulings. Currently, 14 states maintain prohibitions on homosexual marriages and though the majority of states passed laws to uphold traditional marriage as the definition of marriage, 36 states now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, thanks to judicial activists on the bench.

Two Arrested for Multiple Burglaries in Kent and Sussex Counties


Camden, DE – Detectives assigned to Troop 4 and Troop 3 have concluded a lengthy investigation into the theft of appliances from newly constructed or renovated homes.

The investigation was initiated on December 5, 2014 around 3:00 a.m. when a trooper on patrol in the area of Willow Grove Road (SR10) and Chanticleer Circle observed a white van slowly driving around the development of the Ponds of Willow Grove where new homes were under construction. The trooper was aware of some recent thefts from newly constructed or renovated homes and continued to observe the van slowly drive out of the development and come to a stop on SR10 just east of the entrance where it sat for several minutes. The trooper then initiated a traffic stop at which time the two occupants fled from the vehicle on foot toward a wooded area and retention pond. The suspects, who were later identified as Kevin L. Trotter, 27 of Dover (Photo attached - head slightly turned), and Nathaniel A. Gibbs, 48 of Lincoln (Photo attached - bald with beard), were apprehended a short time later with the assistance of a state police K9 and transported back to Troop 3 near Camden.

As detectives from Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit were conducting interviews with the suspect about their suspicious activity, a burglary complaint was called into the Kent County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) around 8:30 a.m. that morning giving a location in the 900 block of Chanticleer Circle in the Ponds of Willow Grove. A construction company in the process of building the home was calling to report someone had broken into the house through the night and moved appliances from the kitchen into the garage in an attempt to steal the items. It was determined through the interviews with the suspects that they had conspired with each other to steal the appliances from the house.

Trotter and Gibbs were subsequently charged with Burglary 2nd, two counts of Possession of Burglar Tools, Attempted Theft, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest and incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,450.00 secured and $9,800.00 secured respectively.

Detectives from Troop 4 and Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Units continued to compile information on 52 other incidents surrounding the theft of appliances from houses under construction or renovation that occurred around southern and central Kent County as well as various areas throughout Sussex County and additionally charged the two with 161 charges including Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief. Kevin Trotter and Nathaniel Gibbs continue to be held at SCI on $181,500.00 secured and $321,200.00 secured respectively on the additional charges.

SFD Calls For Service 1-18-15


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3,000 “MODERATE REBELS” DEFECT TO ISIS – US PREPARING 5,000 MORE

Harbinger of what's to become of US "rebel army" it plans to stand up in spring

Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called “moderate rebels” of the “Free Syrian Army” had defected to the “Islamic State” (ISIS). While not the first time so-called “moderates” have crossed over openly to Al Qaeda or ISIS, it is one of the largest crossovers that has occurred.

With them, these 3,000 fighters will bring weapons, cash, equipment, and training provided to them by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United States, the UK, and perhaps most ironic of all in the wake of the recent terror attack in Paris, France. Indeed, ISIS and Al Qaeda’s ranks continue to swell amid this insidious network of “terror laundering” that is only set to grow.

It was an open conspiracy exposed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 article, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?“, that the US and its regional allies sought to use Al Qaeda and other extremist groups to wage a proxy war on Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. This conspiracy has clearly manifested itself today in the form of ISIS. Despite a feigned military campaign waged against ISIS, targeting primarily Syria’s oil infrastructure, the true source of ISIS’ strength, emanating from NATO territory in Turkey, remains unscathed and uninterrupted. Additionally, torrents of cash, weapons, and supplies are working their way across ISIS’ rank and file through the migration of so-called “moderates” under their banner.

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Worse Than Being Left Behind, American Soldier Clint Lorance Is Being Sacrificed At Home

In the best of circumstances it’s a sacrifice that only a select few are willing to make. Military service is not easy and those who answer that call need to be secure in the knowledge that their nation stands behind them. Under Hussein Obama that former assurance has degraded into the realm of a maybe. Deserters are now elevated and rewarded and those who serve with valor become targets who are punished and made examples of.

The Clint Lorance story is a troubling one in which a man enlisted voluntarily to serve his nation under extremely dangerous circumstances and as a result of events which took place during that service, is now imprisoned. The deaths of three Taliban insurgents, whose mission is to kill U.S. soldiers, have resulted in him being locked up for twenty years in Leavenworth Prison.

Lorance’s case is well known to many. He ordered his platoon to fire at three civilian males fitting the terrorist profile who were rushing their position, both on a motorcycle and subsequently on foot. Afghan soldiers in his platoon attempted hand signals and shouted at the suspected Taliban to stop, but they continued to approach aggressively.

First Lieutenant Lorance made a decision. The area was known to be full of terrorists, the chatter on radios indicated that his platoon was being observed and likely targeted. The unknown males were acting in an aggressive manner. Lorance had two choices. He could wait and see if they were suicide bombers and if they were the result would be dead Americans or he could use force to stop their approach. He chose the latter.

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Terrorist Training ‘No Go Zones’ Now In U.S. – Where are they?

Watch footage taken inside Islamic Terrorist Training camps in the U.S. where young Jihadists are taught how to kill guards, kidnap Christians, and strangle the infidel. Muslim enclaves that are hostile to surrounding communities are springing up across America. Funded by Pakistani radicals, 22 villages in 9 states have already been established that are teaching terrorist tactics to members of their compounds. Find out where they are.

VIDEO: Inside Closed Muslim Terrorist Training Camps in America. Watch and be warned!

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District to stop interrogating Christian homeschoolers

'It sounds to me like some sort of modern-day religious inquisition'

(Fox News)
A Virginia school district has decided to scrap a policy that allowed it to interrogate Christian homeschool teenagers and their parents about their religious beliefs.

Last November Douglas Pruiett and his wife received a letter from Goochland County Public Schools about updated procedures to the district’s requests for religious exemptions for homeschool students.

Under the updated rules, once a child turns 14-years-old, the district requires that homeschool parents reapply for a religious exemption to public education.

Top Obamacare Chief Resigns In Wake of Phony Figures Fiasco

Embattled Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is resigning her post overseeing Obamacare just months after she admitted that the Obama White House’s highly publicized 8 million Obamacare enrollment figure was inflated by at least 1.3 million.

“The mistake we made is unacceptable,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “I will be communicating that clearly throughout the department.”

Tavenner sent the House Oversight and Government Reform committee a letter blaming the Obama administration’s unfinished back-end system for the inflated figures.

“Once the automated system for effectuated enrollment is functional, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be able to more easily report the number who has paid their premiums,” wrote Tavenner.

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5 Huge Government Conspiracies Theories That Actually Happened

NAACP Seeks Abolishment of Fifth Amendment, Requests New Ferguson Grand Jury

The NAACP is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund on Monday submitted a letter to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Maura McShane. The letter also requests an investigation of the grand jury proceedings that led to the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. The white officer fatally shot Brown, who was black and unarmed, on Aug. 9, leading to significant unrest.

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Two Theft Suspects

Delmar, DE – Troopers are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects that removed a wallet from the counter at a local business.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015 when a patron left his wallet on the counter of the Interstate Battery store located at 36635 Robin Hood Road Delmar. Two male subjects entered the store and removed a 62 year old man’s wallet from the counter. The two male subjects then left the store in an unknown direction.

The first suspect depicted in the surveillance images is described as a white male between the ages of 20 - 30, standing approximately 5'10" - 6'00" tall, wearing a blue shirt and black jacket.

The second suspect depicted in the surveillance images is described as a white male between the ages of 20 - 30, standing approximately 5'10" - 6'00" tall, wearing a blue shirt.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or the identities of the two male subjects, they are asked to contact Senior Corporal J. Wharton at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."



Military suicide rates dropped from 522 to 479 in 2013, DOD report reveals

Almost 500 military men and women committed suicide in 2013, an official report reveals.

The figures have been lauded by the Department of Defense as a significant decrease from 522 the previous year.

Of the 479, active duty troops made up 259 of the suicides, and 220 were reservists.

However, experts caution against suggesting a steady decline in fatalities as initial reports showed an increase in the first half of 2014.

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Kudzu bugs spread into D.C. , Maryland, Virginia, Delaware

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles west and north - as far as Louisiana, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., and its suburbs, and southern Delaware.

"We don't know any way to stop it," said Blake Layton, a Mississippi State University entomologist.

Kudzu bugs range from green to a brown so dark it's almost black. They look a bit like ticks and a bit like dark ladybugs with squareish backsides. Like their cousins the stinkbugs, they stink. Some people say the smell is fruitier than stinkbugs' stench; others say it's far more pungent.

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Muslims & desecration of a British WWII Cemetery in Libya

New Medicaid Enrollees Younger, Fitter, But Many Need Addiction Treatment

WASHINGTON — Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of low-income adults last year became eligible for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance for the first time. Now states face a huge challenge: how to deal with an onslaught of able-bodied, 18- to 64-year olds who haven’t seen a doctor in years.

“It took a lot of time and effort to enroll everyone, particularly those who were new to the system,” said Matt Salo, director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. “The next big step, and the biggest unknown, is finding out exactly how this newly insured population will use the health care system.”

Until now, the vast majority of Medicaid beneficiaries were pregnant women, young children, and disabled and elderly adults. Relatively few able-bodied adults without children qualified, so states did not set up their Medicaid programs to treat them.

The newly insured, most of them young adults, have different needs. Though not as sick as existing Medicaid beneficiaries, the newcomers are more likely than the general population to have undiagnosed and untreated chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

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Crime and UMES students


Queen Anne's dealership struck twice; $40K worth of parts stolen

Rear-facing car cameras are becoming the newest hot commodity on the black market, in the same way air bags and catalytic covers continue to be.

"We came out one morning just like any other day and realized that we had three trucks missing tailgates again," David Wilson Jr., vice president of Preston Automotive Group, said.

The Queen Anne’s County based dealership has been struck at least twice now.

Around Christmas, three more trucks were stripped of the valuable camera.

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OBAMA TELLS EUROPE TO EMBRACE MUSLIMS: 'Europe Needs to Better Integrate Muslims'

Isn’t that the reason why all of this started?

WASHINGTON (AFP) –
US President Barack Obama on Friday urged European governments to try to better assimilate their Muslim minority populations as they respond to extremist attacks like last week’s shootings in Paris.

Obama said the Paris attacks “underscored how terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) are actively trying to inspire and support people within our own countries to engage in terrorism.”

The US leader said the 2013 Boston marathon bombing showed that the United States was not entirely safe from Islamic militant cells, but suggested that it had had more success than others in integrating minorities.

“Our biggest advantage, major, is that our Muslim populations feel themselves to be Americans and there is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition,” he said.

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26 female Marines drop out of infantry officer course so far

The failure of two Marine Corps officers to to pass the Jan. 8 first-day Combat Endurance Test of the infantry officer course brings the tally of female dropouts to 26.

One more group of female officers will have a shot at graduation before the Marine Corps completes its integration experiment in June. The next IOC program begins in April.

Military Times reported Friday that of the current IOC class, 15 men out of a class of 118 were forced to drop the course.

Opportunities for female enlisted Marines to cycle through Infantry Training Battalion for seven MOS-specific ground combat training programs will also end soon, the newspaper reported. Marine Corps statistics show that out of 240 volunteers, 106 were successful.

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Am I lucky or what?

Talk about luck! According to a recent email from a Nigerian prince I won a Kenyan lottery. 

He is holding the sum of ONE MILLION DOLLARS in my name, and he wants to send it to me FREE! 

All I have to do is give him my bank account numbers and send him $500.00 US dollars in cash, to show my good faith, and he will transfer the money to my bank! 

And then I got ANOTHER email. It's from ANOTHER Kenyan prince who wants to give me FREE healthcare for life! 

All I have to do is give him: 
* MY BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS, 
* MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, 
* MY CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION‎ 

And then, if I pay $700 per month for a health insurance policy plan with only a $10,000 deductible, HE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

Am I lucky or what?

Tourism generates substantial return on investment

Findings of a recent impact study show that tourism in Worcester County continues to grow and generate a substantial return on each dollar invested in tourism advertising. The Economic Impact of Tourism in Maryland report, developed by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company, reveals that tourism continued to grow for the fifth consecutive year and generated 443 more jobs and 2.7% more in tax revenues from calendar years 2012 to 2013.

“The latest Tourism Economics data was made available late last year, and we’re thrilled to be able to say that tourism is continuing to perform very well here,” Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger said. “Tourism has been and continues to be a powerful economic engine for the county. We’ve developed strong partnerships with each of the towns and our national and state parks, and all of us working together means more success for everyone.” 


Jobs in the tourism industry account for 56 percent of all employment in Worcester County. In 2012 there were 9,812 jobs directly related to tourism and another 12,965 that were indirectly linked to tourism. By 2013, those numbers grew to 10,132 and 13,408, respectively. 


Tourism generated $1.5 billion in visitor spending and $301 million in tax revenues in Worcester County for 2013, an increase from $1.4 billion in visitor spending and $284.1 million in tax revenue during 2012. The report concluded that every dollar invested in tourism returned $177 in visitor spending. 


There is always something new and exciting going on at the beach and beyond. Whether you are a visitor or have spent your life on the shore, come discover the wonders of Worcester. 


“There are a lot of great events to look forward to this year and we’re sure it’s going to be another impressive year for tourism in Worcester,” Challenger said. 


For more information about the many tourism opportunities, visit Worcester County Tourism at www.visitworcester.org, and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, each with the handles @beachandbeyond, along with YouTube and Pinterest.

Troopers Investigate a Millville area Home Invasion

Millville, DE – Troopers are investigating a home invasion that occurred north of Millville Sunday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. Sunday January 18, 2015 after a 9-1-1 call was placed from a 66 year old male stating two people had just entered his residence and assaulted him. Troopers responded to the 36000 block of Squirrel Run Circle where they made contact with the victim who advised he went to the front sunroom of his house to turn off some exterior lights when he was struck in the back of the head with a baseball bat. The two unknown male suspects then began going through the victim's pockets but were unable to obtain any items and the fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim was injured in the incident and was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

The two unknown suspects are only described as males and no clothing description could be given.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Det. K. Archer at 302-856-5850 ext. 224. Information may also be submitted by callingDelaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

NRP Press Release 1-19-15

Two watermen were found guilty on Thursday of 10 counts each of possessing undersized oysters in Talbot County District Court.

Herlen Vernon Lynch, 63, and Darnell Galen Lynch, 58, both of Centreville, were charged Nov. 11 after Maryland Natural Resources officers checked their harvest from Broad Creek off the Choptank River and found bushels containing anywhere from 6 to 30 percent undersized oysters.

Herlen Lynch was fined $950, plus court costs. Darnell Lynch was fined $1,000, plus court costs.

Last year, Herlen Lynch, who also works as a Kent Narrows head boat captain, was charged with operating a passenger vessel without required safety equipment and failing to have the appropriate licenses during a joint NRP and Coast Guard patrol. Lynch was fined $500 in Queen Anne’s District Court and was placed on probation until April 29, 2016.

SMART PHONE FLASHLIGHT ALERT

FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH

His dizzy aunt -----Verti Gogh
 
The brother who ate prunes---- Gotta Gogh
 
The brother who worked at a convenience store ---
Stop N Gogh
 
The grandfather from Yugoslavia ------ U Gogh
 
His magician uncle --- Where-diddy Gogh
 
His Mexican cousin -- A Mee Gogh
 
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ----- Gring Gogh
 
The nephew who drove a stage coach --- Wells-far Gogh
 
The constipated uncle ------- Can't Gogh
 
The ballroom dancing aunt ------ Tang Gogh
 
The bird lover uncle ------------------ Flamin Gogh
 
An aunt who taught positive thinking --- Way-to-Gogh
 
The little bouncy nephew ------- Poe Gogh
 
A sister who loved disco ------- Go Gogh
 
The brother with low back pain ----- Lum Bay Gogh
 
And his niece who travels the country in an RV -------
Winnie Bay Gogh
 
The frequent visiting  nephew ---- Come and Gogh
 
I saw you smiling ----- There ya Gogh

Save The Earth?


Hillary Clinton


Literally?


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