Friday, January 23, 2015

A Group Of Bikers Were Out Riding When They Saw A Girl About To Jump Off A Bridge. What Happened Next Is Shocking!


Classified 28 Page 9/11 Report Shields Saudi Involvement

Is 20-Week-Old Unborn Child a Human Being? Hoyer: ‘This Is Not a Real Issue’

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland did not directly answer when asked the yes-no question of whether an unborn child 20 weeks after conception is a human being.

Instead Hoyer said that “this is not a real issue.”

CNSNews.com asked Hoyer the question at a press event following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union at the Capitol on Tuesday evening.

CNSNews.com asked: “Do you believe that an unborn child is a human being at 20 weeks after conception?”

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Health Care Costs, Confusion Have Many Avoiding the Doctor

Confusion over health policies and out-of-pocket costs have led many people to delay seeking medical treatment.

That’s the finding of a new report by Connecticut-based SCIO Health Analytics and commissioned by Harris Poll. According to the survey, about four in 10 Americans said they had a difficult time understanding their health care plans. Questions about what the policies actually cover and how much they cost have caused many to put off treatment altogether.

About one in five, or 44 million Americans, say they’ve avoided visiting the doctor because of these cost concerns. This is serious since, as the researchers note, about half of all Americans — or 117 million — have some kind of chronic illness that requires medical attention. The survey found about 14 percent of people with a chronic illness are in the group that’s putting off treatment because of costs.

Delaying treatment could cost these people significantly more money in surgeries or expensive long-term physical therapy sessions. Americans currently spend about $277 billion treating their chronic conditions.

The survey’s findings are in line with other recent polls showing that tens of millions of Americans are rationing care because of cost. A December Gallup poll found one in three people had put off medical treatment because of cost. Likewise, a Commonwealth Fund report released last week estimated that upwards of 66 million people have reportedly self-rationed their care due to cost over the last 12 months.

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Md. woman who struck, killed 13-year-old girl with her car gets 2 months in jail

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was learning to drive when she fatally hit a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to two months in jail.

Thirty-three-year-old Esperanza Vasquez was sentenced Thursday on a traffic charge during an emotional hearing in Montgomery County court. Prosecutors have said they wouldn't file criminal charges against Vasquez because her actions didn't rise to the level of criminal negligence.

Vasquez was learning how to drive in the parking lot of Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring on July 1 when her car jumped a curb and plunged down a grassy slope, killing 13-year-old Deborah Reyes Casasola. The teen had been watching a soccer game at the school.

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Super-racy Super Bowl spot for TV in West only

Perhaps one of the raciest Super Bowl spots, ever, will be seen on Super Bowl Sunday by less than half the country.

The regional ad by regional burger chain Carl's Jr., which will mostly be seen by viewers in states in the West, features a model promoting its new All-Natural Burger by walking though a farmers market apparently "au naturel."

The ad promotes what the $4.69 burger does not have: no added hormones, steroids or antibiotics.

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Delaware: State spreading out food assistance payments

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (1/22/2015) Food assistance payments to more than 150,000 Delawareans will be distributed over a longer period beginning in March, state officials announced Wednesday.

Recipients, who currently get payments in a 16-day span, from the second through 17th days of a month, will now get them over a 22-day period, from the second through 23rd days of each month.

Officials said the change will allow grocers more time to restock shelves.
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Cops: Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

Manchester police said the uncle, 25-year-old Giobari Atura, told them he would stop by every couple of days to drop off food, but when police got involved in November, they found no edible food in the refrigerator and only ramen noodles in a cabinet.

Atura was charged in December with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and was freed on $500 bail.

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Company Creates Anonymous Texting Program To Report Bullying, Other School Behaviors

It's a program with a very basic concept: Using text messaging to report bullying. One school district says the simple idea is bringing big results.

"We have conversation after conversation of students telling us that this is a life saver-- they were at wits end," said Alvin Butler Sr., President and CEO of Text2Them.

It's a life saver, he says, right at the students' fingertips.

"That avenue, whether it's cyberbullying, whether it's smoking weed, or whether it's bullying on the school bus-- no matter-- it doesn't matter," Butler said. "Because they can pull out their cellphone and they can send a text message at any time. Even while it's going on."

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Man Indicted for Assault, Despite Police Being Caught on Video Viciously Attacking Him

Man facing multiple charges including assault on a police officer

A terrible injustice is transpiring in New Jersey this week as a man was just indicted for assaulting police officers after surveillance footage clearly shows one of the worst cases of police brutality ever caught on film.

Connor Castellani, 22, of Linwood, will stand trial for three charges; aggravated assault on a police officer, a third-degree crime; resisting arrest with threats or use of force or violence, also a third-degree crime; and inflicting harm on a law enforcement animal, a fourth-degree crime.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of June 15, 2013. Castellani was kicked out of the Tropicana resort for being underage.

The entire stop was caught on video after Castellani left the casino. Officers stopped him, questioned him, made him empty his pockets and eventually sent him on his way.

However, after Castellani walked away he is seen on video yelling something at the officers; a mistake that nearly cost him his life. After a brief verbal exchange, police run up to the 20-year-old man and proceed to beat him to the point of hospitalization.

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What will life be like in D.C. in 2030?

You may remember that 2015 is the year Marty McFly travels to in “Back to the Future: Part II.” A few weeks ago, we looked at some of the predictions the movie made about what life would be like today.

On Thursday, the Urban Institute made its own predictions about what the D.C. region will look like, come the year 2030.

The message from a trip through downtown Washington says money, development, growth.

A computer model put together by the Urban Institute suggests much growth for the entire metropolitan region is going to continue through 2030.

“There are factors that are bringing Washington lots more people from all over the place,” said Rolf Pendall of the Urban Institute. “We’re wealthy, we have the economy that brings new people in.”

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Woman showcased by Obama in State of the Union is a former Democratic campaign staffer

The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past.

Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle-class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working.

Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she is a former Democratic campaign operative, working as a field organizer for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

This also wasn’t the first time the White House used the former Democratic campaign staffer as a political prop. Obama spent a “day in the life” of Erler in June so that he could have “an opportunity to communicate directly with the people he’s working for every day.”

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Cardin Says Congress Should Work With the President to Ensure Hard-Working American Families Are a Priority During Our Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement. Video is available here. Senator Cardin’s guest for the President’s speech was Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh (R).

“President Obama is right to be concerned that our economic recovery is not reaching all working- and middle-income families. I agree with him that while America’s economy has been showing signs of strength, too many families across Maryland and our nation are still struggling to pay their bills. Working together, Congress and the President must make it our priority to make the investments and enact policies that help working- and middle-class Americans. The President’s specific proposals for paid sick and family leave, expanded overtime, as well as his contributions to the overall tax reform discussion, are all positive steps that will make a real difference in the paychecks of hard-working families. I support his efforts to have community colleges become a cornerstone of a more affordable, quality higher education, and I applaud his dedication to the health and well-being of our military veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Despite the divided government under which we now operate, we cannot allow partisanship to block us from fulfilling our responsibilities to the American people.

Tricare Users Must Self Identify on 2014 Tax Forms

Tricare users will need to identify themselves and their families on their 2014 tax forms as having healthcare coverage, Defense Department officials said, or risk paying a fine.

The Affordable Care Act requires Americans to hold what is known as "minimum essential coverage," for their healthcare, either through their employer or purchased elsewhere. Those who did not have that coverage for 2014 could be charged a series of fees.

But not every Tricare user may meet those requirements, officials warned. Some dependent parents and parents-in-law receive Tricare as part of the Tricare Plus program, which allows them to use some military treatment facilities. That care does not meet the minimum coverage requirements, and those users could face fines if they do not purchase additional coverage, officials said.

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AG Frosh Secures Settlement in Mortgage Title Company Kickback Scheme Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $11 million in restitution

AG Frosh Secures Settlement in Mortgage Title Company Kickback Scheme
Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $11 million in restitution

 Baltimore, MD (Jan. 22, 2015) - Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank (Chase) to resolve allegations that the financial firms illegally steered customers to a now-defunct Maryland-based title company in exchange for marketing services that increased their customer base.

From 2009 to 2013, Genuine Title, LLC, allegedly provided marketing leads, direct-mail letters and other costly services to loan officers from Wells Fargo and Chase, which increased the number of loans that the banks originated or refinanced, thereby boosting their commissions. In exchange, the loan officers referred consumers to Genuine Title for settlement services. The arrangement, which was investigated by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), violated the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.

"Homeowners were steered toward this title company, not because they were the best or most affordable, but because they were providing kickbacks to loan officers who referred customers to them," said Attorney General Frosh. "This type of quid pro quo is illegal, and it's unfair to other businesses that play by the rules."

Obama's Plan Is to Help Hillary, Not Middle Class

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address — in which he'll ask for $320 billion in new taxes to hit the rich and help the middle class — is much ado about nothing, says economist Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland.

"It's hardly enough money to make a difference unless you're one of the big winners, like you have a child under the age of 5, so for a few years you'll get a big child care credit," Morici said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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America's first offshore wind project dealt major setback after utilities bolt

An ambitious and controversial push to erect America's first offshore wind farm has been dealt what some call a potentially "fatal" blow after two utility companies pulled out of commitments to buy energy from the lagging operation.

The $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, a private operation benefiting from millions in federal subsidies, is attempting to pioneer offshore wind energy in pursuit of an eco-friendly, sustainable energy supply. Wind turbines would be installed off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound.

But Cape Wind is now in limbo after utility companies terminated huge purchase agreements. They pulled out after the project failed to meet two requirements by Dec. 31: to secure financing and begin construction.

The wind farm was relying on NSTAR and National Grid to purchase a combined 77.5 percent of its offshore wind power.

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Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. Announces State Police Promotions

On Friday January 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. announced the division’s most recent promotions. The promotional ceremony was held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center located at Delaware State University.

Notable dignitaries included the Honorable Governor Jack Markell, Attorney General Matt Denn, and Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Lewis D. Schiliro.

Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues 18 Delaware State Troopers were promoted to new ranks.
Promotees:
From Lieutenant to Captain
Joshua A. Bushweller (Headquarters- Dover)
Daniel H. Hall (Headquarters- Dover)
From Sergeant to Lieutenant
David S. Hake (Troop 4 – Georgetown)
Andrew J. Hudak (Troop 5 – Bridgeville)
Scott D. Slover (Troop 6 – Prices Corner)
Michael J. Wheeler (Troop 5 – Bridgeville)
Jon F. Wood (Headquarters – Dover)
From Corporal to Sergeant
Andrea Boone (Troop 1 – Penny Hill)
Don F. Coleman Jr. (Troop 3 – Woodside)
Michael D. Dill (Troop 5 – Bridgeville)
Mark A. Gaglione (Troop 4 – Georgetown)
Evan G. Holmes (Troop 6 – Prices Corner)
Dana M. Jaros (Troop 9 – Odessa)
Patrick F. Stock (Troop 3 – Dover)
John W. Wheatley (Troop 7 – Lewes)
Adam A. Wright (Troop 7 – Lewes)
Amanda S. Yeager (Troop 4 – Georgetown)
Stephen P. Yeich (Troop 7 – Lewes)

Worcester County recreation fees to jump $5 on July 1

Most, but not all, recreation fees for county government-sponsored programs will see a modest increase as of July 1.

One exception is summer camps, because they begin earlier than the start of the next fiscal year and so their rates will increase by $5 effective June 1.

Other exceptions include the following youth programs: after-school tennis, tennis camp, after-school track, track camp and toddler gym. Those fees will remain the same.

Adult programs such as recreational or drop-in basketball, soccer and volleyball will see no increase for a one-time session or seasonal fees. These fees will also remain the same.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION


THE SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 5:00 P.M. ON JANUARY 26, 2015 IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ROOM 301 OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING TO VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION PRIOR TO THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED 6:00 P.M. LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

AT 5:00 P.M., COUNCIL WILL ENTERTAIN A VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSULTING WITH COUNSEL TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON A LEGAL MATTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND §10-508(a)(7).

THE CLOSED SESSION WILL BE HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ROOM 301 OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING (125 N. DIVISION STREET) AT WHICH TIME THE PUBLIC CAN OBSERVE THE MOTION, ANY DISCUSSION AND THE VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AS NOTED ABOVE.

THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED LEGISLATIVE SESSION WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

Richmond distiller starting first Virginia hops processing facility

Calling all hops farmers.

Virginia is about to get its first processing facility for hops, which will open the door for more farmers to grow an ingredient that’s critical for making beer.

Jonathan Staples first considered planting hops at Black Hops Farm in Loudoun County because he wanted Richmond-based James River Distillery, which he co-owns, to use as many Virginia-grown ingredients as possible.

“I wanted to use Virginia hops in our gin, but we couldn’t because they weren’t available year-round,” Staples said.

Now Staples’ vision is expanding, and he hopes his hops farm and a planned hops processing facility will allow more Virginia farmers to grow the crop and more Virginia brewers to use locally grown hops, rather than hops from the Midwest or West Coast.

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Awareness needed in dangers of opioid use during pregnancy

WASHINGTON — We have long heard about the dangers of alcohol and pregnancy, but some prescription-strength pain or cough medications can also damage an unborn child.

The problem is there is not enough public awareness of the link between birth defects and prescription opioids such as hydrocodone, codeine and oxycodone, and women are taking these drugs who may be pregnant and don’t know it.

“Opioids have long been thought to be comparatively acceptable in pregnancy and now we are finding that especially in the first trimester that opioids do, in fact, cause birth defects,” says Dr. Cynthia King, an OB-GYN in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland.

She says women need to be informed about the risk, adding “it is a matter of really raising awareness among the general public and among patients in particular.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a campaign to get the word out. According to the CDC, more than a third of reproductive-aged women covered by Medicaid and more than a quarter of those with private insurance filled a prescription for one of these drugs each year between 2008 and 2012. The CDC says some may have unknowingly exposed their unborn child.

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It’s Time To Stop Perpetuating The Myth That Sunlight Causes Cancer

Sunlight DOES NOT Cause Skin Cancer, It's Your Best Defense Against Cancer

An individual’s view of health determinants is directly correlated to their sources and how they process information. Regardless of its accuracy, when something is repeated a sufficient number of times, people will start to believe it.

The cancer and sunscreen industries have made it their mission to convince the world that sunlight is a primary cause of skin cancer, when it fact it has been shown to prevent it. In fact, considerable evidence shows that blocking the sun’s rays from reaching our skin with, for example sunscreen, significantly decreases our uptake of vitamin D levels, leading to higher mortality, critical illness, mental health disorders and cancer itself.

The southern hemisphere is currently experiencing record temperatures raising the mercury to levels many regions have never experienced. Some climatologists have stated that the trend will continue in the northern hemisphere come July. With these hot temperature come extreme warnings from public health officials to slather on the sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and specifically protect us from melanoma.

Is melanoma deadly? It definitely can be. There are more than 70,000 cases in the US alone every year and almost 10,000 people will die of the disease yearly. Melanoma accounts for less than two percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Of the seven most common cancers in the US, melanoma is the only one whose incidence is increasing. Between 2000 and 2009, incidence climbed 1.9 percent annually. It’s also the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old.

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SFD Calls For Service 1-22-15

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Deputy who used excessive force on wheel-chair bound inmate fired

Wrapped arm around inmate’s neck, pulled him from wheelchair and dumped him onto floor

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A Photographer Reveals The Spectacular Beauty Of An Iceberg That Flipped Over

"My favorite trips are those that are centered around a beautiful landscape — the more dramatic or unusual the better," says Alex Cornell, a San Francisco-based designer and musician.

So it's no surprise that Cornell, along with his mother and sister, traveled to Antarctica in December to take in the glorious views. While on a boat expedition to Antarctica's Ciera Cove, Cornell got one view he wasn't expecting.

Cornell says the trip was "filled with magnificent sightings."

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Obama's Race War, a Fight with Russia, and the Economic Destruction of America?

So, let’s check in. How is America doing under five-plus years of Obama’s leadership?

With a self-proclaimed “constitutional law professor” running the show, shouldn’t the people in power in this country be upholding the Law of our Land with the utmost respect and care?

It’s our first ever black president. Shouldn’t American race relations be better than ever?

How is the middle class doing? Obama is about to promise to help the dwindling, nearly extinct American middle class tonight, once again, at his State of the Union speech (just like he has at all of his State of the Union speeches…).

How are American relations with Russia these days? Peaceful? Quiet?

How is Wall Street doing? Under control?

How about that wealth gap? Jobs? The economy?

If you answered somewhere between something like “worse than a NYC taxicab floormat on New Year’s morning” and hysterical, sardonic laughter at any or all of these questions, you aren’t alone. They were hard just to type.

In reality, no one even really knows who our president is.

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Ocean City may see cut in state tourism, marketing funds

Maryland’s ongoing fiscal turmoil will likely have an effect on state tourism funding to local agencies, including Ocean City, resort leaders heard last week.

Governor-elect Larry Hogan will likely be asking Maryland’s government offices to absorb the state’s projected $400 million revenue shortfall for fiscal year 2015 by further cutting expenditures, Maryland Tourism Commission Chair Greg Shockley said.

Shockley, owner of Shenanigan’s and the Shoreham Hotel, told the Ocean City Tourism Commission that the Maryland Office of Tourism was anticipating having to cut aid to state-subsidized destination marketing organizations (DMOs), of which Ocean City is a major benefactor.

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Texas Cops Jail Woman For ‘Walking Without A License’

Charges for driving without license and registration... while walking

A woman in Hamlin, Texas is fighting charges of driving without a license and expired registration after she was arrested and jailed by cops while WALKING home with groceries.

Wendy Robins is appealing for help with her case as she fears the police department is pursuing a vendetta against her by refusing to drop the charges.

The charges stem from the incident which took place in November. Ms Robins says she was minding her own business walking home from the local store when she was physically accosted by an officer.

“I was approached by Officer Chad Boyett a block and a half away from my home, which I own.” Robins wrote in a submission to police watchdog website Copblock.

“Officer Boyett passed me and did a U-turn at the intersection in front of me and then pulled up beside me. I continued walking as he asked me where my auto was. I told him it didn’t matter because I was walking and that I didn’t have time for this, so I was going home.” Robins added.

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Wife Stunned After Husband Bulldozes Their Home While She's Away

A woman in New York state says she came home to find her husband had allegedly torn down their suburban home while she was away.

Homeowner Diane Andryshak of Middletown, New York, 60 miles northwest of New York City, said she came home to an empty lot where she had lived with her husband of nine years.

"None of my belongings were taken out. Everything was in the house. I'm in shock, still I'm in shock," she told ABC station WABC.

Built in 1956, the home spans 840-square feet with three bedrooms and one bathroom, according to Zillow.com. Property records show it last sold in Nov. 2005 for $160,000.

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Bill banning Common Core standards advances in Va.

Legislation prohibiting adoption of the Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia schools has cleared a state Senate committee.

On an 8-7 party-line vote, the Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee approved a bill Thursday that would forbid adoption of the national standards without prior approval from the General Assembly.

Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, the sponsor of the measure, said the Common Core standards have generated controversy among teachers and parents.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration opposes Black's bill, calling it unnecessary because the state has no plans to adopt the national standards.

The standards have been adopted by 43 states.

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Obama “already implementing” U.N. Gun Ban Treaty

When Barack Obama signed the U.N. Gun Ban Treaty last year, he invited global gun banners to carve up our constitutional freedom.

Now Obama is using the full force of the international community to pressure our U.S. Senators into replacing our Second Amendment rights with U.N.-style gun control.

Earlier this year, Obama conspired with the European Union to issue an international declaration demanding immediate “disarmament and arms control” under the United Nations Gun Ban Treaty.

Take action against Obama and the U.N. Sign NRA’s petition to the U.S. Senate today.

Obama and his anti-gun European allies vowed to ensure every nation’s “entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty.”

And that’s not all.

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Places NOT to go if You Want to Stay Alive

From the World Health Organization
The latest Murder Statistics for the world:

Murders per 100,000 citizens per year. 
Honduras 91.6 (WOW)
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d'lvoire 56.9
Jamaica 52.2
Venezuela 45.1
Belize 41.4
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Guatemala 38.5
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2
Zambia 38.0
Uganda 36.3
Malawi 36.0
Lesotho 35.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
Colombia 33.4
South Africa 31.8
Congo 30.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Bahamas 27.4
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Tanzania 24.5
Sudan 24.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Ethiopia 22.5
Guinea 22.5
Dominica 22.1
Burundi 21.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Panama 21.6
Brazil 21.0
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Guinea-Bissau 20.2
Kenya 20.1
Kyrgyzstan 20.1
Cameroon 19.7
Montserrat 19.7
Greenland 19.2
Angola 19.0
Guy ana 18.6
Burkina Faso 18.0
Eritrea 17.8
Namibia 17.2
Rwanda 17.1
Mexico 16.9
Chad 15.8
Ghana 15.7
Ecuador 15.2
North Korea 15.2
Benin 15.1
Sierra Leone 14.9
Mauritania 14.7
Botswana 14.5
Zimbabwe 14.3
Gabon 13.8
Nicaragua 13.6
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Swaziland 12.9
Bermuda 12.3
Comoros 12.2
Nigeria 12.2
Cape Verde 11.6
Grenada 11.5
Paraguay 11.5
Barbados 11.3
Togo 10.9
Gambia 10.8
Peru 10.8
Myanmar 10.2
Russia 10.2
Liberia 10.1
Costa Rica 10.0
Nauru 9.8
Bolivia 8.9
Mozambique 8.8
Kazakhstan 8.8
Senegal 8.7
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
Mongolia 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Seychelles 8.3
Madagascar 8.1
Indonesia 8.1
Mali 8.0
Pakistan 7.8
Moldova 7.5
Kiribati 7.3
Guadeloupe 7.0
Haiti 6.9
Timor-Leste 6.9
Anguilla 6.8
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
Lithuania 6.6
Uruguay 5.9
Philippines 5.4
Ukraine 5.2
Estonia 5.2
Cuba 5.0
Belarus 4.9
Thailand 4.8
Suriname 4.6
Laos 4.6
Georgia 4.3
Martinique 4.2

The United States 4.2 !!!!!
ALL (109) of the countries above America, HAVE 100% gun bans.

 
It might be of interest to note thatSWITZERLAND is not shown on this list, because it has...NO MURDER OCCURRENCE!

 
However, SWITZERLAND'Slaw requires that EVERYONE:
1. Own a gun.
2. Maintain Marksman qualifications ... regularly.

 
Did you learn anything from this?

 
I think the message is - loud and clear.

 
Gun Bans and Restrictions
DO NOT WORK!

Clerk gets jail time for theft

Katherine Fowler, an accounting clerk with Worcester County entrusted with collecting real estate taxes, was sentenced last Friday to four years with the Department of Corrections and two years of probation for stealing about $7,100 from the county.

All but 18 months of her prison time with the Department of Corrections were suspended and the balance can be served at the Worcester County Jail. If Fowler completes her 18 months in jail and probation without further incident, she won’t have to go to prison.

As a condition of her probation, Fowler will not be able to handle money for any organizations and she must forfeit any positions she currently holds requiring her to handle money.

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Surveillance video shows man attacking concealed carrier

It happened inside a Riverview, Fla., Walmart, and the man who attacked the gun carrier was charged with the battery. The victim was legally carrying his gun.

Five rules for quick, successive shots on target with a handgun

Getting off quick, successive shots on target with a pistol is all about recoil management. Here are five things that will help all shooters conquer their weapon’s kick and allow for super fast and accurate handgun shooting.
1. Thumbs forward grip

I find the two-handed, thumbs forward grip is by far the best when it comes to making multiple, fast shots. Having a quality, strong support hand grip in the correct thumbs forward position gives the shooter the proper amount of recoil control.

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Michael Moore Snipers


Worcester Accepts $117K Tourism Grant

SNOW HILL — Worcester officials this week accepted a grant from the Maryland Tourism Development Board totaling nearly $117,000 for the county’s advertising budget for 2015.

Each year, Worcester County Tourism receives a grant from the state for advertising and marketing. Tourism director Lisa Challenger told the County Commissioners on Tuesday each county in Maryland along with other select jurisdictions receive the grants each year from a formula based on the level of county advertising expenditures and the performance of tourism tax revenues. This year, based on the current formula, Worcester County’s cooperative marketing grant from the state came in at $116.794.

The grant amount varies each year due to the level of the state grant pool and depending on levels of advertising expenditures in other counties across Maryland. Based on Challenger’s recommendation, the Worcester County Commissioners agreed to accept the state grant on Tuesday.

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Media Miss The Real News Of The Week

This past week, one of the world’s most famous and influential men made a major announcement concerning our global future. But you might have missed it because America’s national news media was obsessing over President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Let’s face it, a State of the Union address by any president is more political theater than serious news.

Perhaps that’s why the coverage often sounded like theater reviews. The most talked about line in the speech was a zinger reminding Republicans that he had beat them in two elections. Some analysts debated whether that line was planned or spontaneous. Others talked about how well it was delivered. Some just liked it because it made them feel good.

No one discussed the substantive implications of the speech because there weren’t any. Not even President Obama’s biggest fans believe that anything on his laundry list of policy ideas has any chance of becoming reality. Those on the left blame Republicans for unfairly blocking the president’s agenda. Those on the right believe he has lost touch with reality and refuses to acknowledge the recent election results.

The rest of us have too many important things going on in our lives to waste time on such silliness. We have little interest in watching the activists argue about who is to blame. That reality goes a long way toward explaining why most Americans are turned off by both politics and traditional news commentary.

While the media elites were reviewing the performances of political actors, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, made a major announcement: “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.” The Gates’ plan envisions cutting child deaths in half, enabling Africa to feed itself, dramatic improvements in education and more.

They are going to change the world!

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Head of IT Companies Monitoring Pentagon, FBI, NSA and Army Presumed Dead After Suspicious Fire

In the vein of all the suicided bankers, here’s another mysterious death connected to some pretty high places.

The 16,000 square-foot Annapolis mansion of millionaire IT executive Don Pyle, 55, went up in flames so fast on Monday, investigators believe a chemical agent must have been used. The house, dubbed “the castle” by neighbors, was fully engulfed by the time the fire department got there. It took 85 firefighters to finally put the blaze out. Pyle, his wife and four grandchildren are currently presumed dead.

Some 20 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been called in to investigate and foul play is suspected. Lots of people are questioning not only since when does the ATF get involved in private house fires and missing persons cases, but so many ATF agents on one case. A bit much?

Maybe not considering who Pyle was. Not only was he the COO of ScienceLogic, a company which regularly conducts business with the military and intelligences communities and which monitored the online networks for both the Department of Defense and the FBI (among others), but he was also CEO at Netcordia, another IT company which has contracted with both the National Security Agency and U.S. Army to manage their online networks. He had just taken the position at ScienceLogic in October.

In short, the guy definitely sat in some very high places.

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Sleeping Illinois Cop Claims “It’s now illegal to record a police officer in public”

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Our Mushrooming Welfare State

Americans’ slipping into government dependency is becoming increasingly difficult to reverse.

America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult it will be to reverse the inculcation of dependency, consider the data Nicholas Eberstadt deploys in National Affairs quarterly:

America’s welfare state transfers more than 14 percent of GDP to recipients, with more than a third of Americans taking “need-based” payments. In our wealthy society, the government officially treats an unprecedented portion of the population as “needy.”

Transfers of benefits to individuals through social-welfare programs have increased from less than one federal dollar in four (24 percent) in 1963 to almost three out of five (59 percent) in 2013. In that half-century, entitlement payments were, Eberstadt says, America’s “fastest growing source of personal income,” growing twice as fast as all other real per-capita personal income. It is probable that this year, a majority of Americans will seek and receive payments.

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White House aide says Obama will 'steamroll' dissenting Democrats

The Obama administration appears to be arming itself for a take-no-prisoners approach to lame-duck governing, at the risk of crushing Democrats who disagree with policies outlined in the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

A White House aide said plainly on Wednesday that 'party loyalty' won't protect Barack Obama's fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill if they get in his way.

'The president is in the last two years,' the aide told Daily Mail Online, 'and party loyalty isn't worth what it used to be. He's going to steamroll them.'

So much for the pen and the phone.

Obama's legislative vision hit an unexpected snag this week as prominent members of his own party – including three U.S. senators and a handful of indignant House members – voiced targeted objections to items on his State of the Union laundry list.

Tuesday night marked the first time he dropped his agenda in the lap of a GOP-dominated Congress; while loud objections from Republicans were expected, some parts of the speech drew howls from Democrats as well.

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Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake

Image of bloodied man picked up by British newspapers has been circulating online for two years
An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake.

The bloodied image of a man with matted hair and a blank, half-opened eye has been circulating on the internet for the past two years. It was used on the front pages of the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites, though swiftly removed after the fake was exposed on Twitter.

It appears the fake picture was initially published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a warning from the editor that it was "unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not".

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States seize cash, property from motorists

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)On a bright, clear morning in April 2013, two professional poker players from California were heading west on Interstate 80 in rural Iowa when they were stopped by two Iowa State Troopers.

Before that stop was over, the officers had seized $100,000, which the men said was money to play poker. The troopers also called ahead to California authorities, who raided the men's homes and ultimately indicted one of them, John Newmerzhycky, on a charge of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

If this sounds unusual and way out of the ordinary, it isn't. The seizure is just one of thousands of highway stops that state and local authorities call "interdictions:" Roadside stops aimed at catching drug dealers or even terrorists, but which can also result in cash seizures alone with no criminal charges attached.

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13 Million - Twice the Population of El Salvador - Added To Food Stamp Rolls Under Obama

In advance of the State of the Union, the Republican National Committee is pointing out some of the most negative aspects of President Obama’s past six years.

Tuesday the RNC dispatched a compilation of statistics to the media, making up what it calling “Obama’s Union By The Numbers.”

For example, the RNC highlights that since Obama took office in 2009, 13 million Americans have been added to the food stamp rolls — more than twice the population of El Salvador.

The RNC further spotlights the $7.5 trillion increase in the national debt, the $95 billion cost of new regulations, the 5.5 million Americans who have fallen into poverty and the 215 rounds of golf Obama has played since becoming president.

“As Obama Prepares To Paint A Rosy Picture Of His Presidency, A Look At The Numbers He Won’t Mention,” the RNC explained its statistics sheet.

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"If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill", Report Finds

Only the Sheeple Are Sane

This post is about an issue that is by now a bit dated (though the topic as such certainly isn’t), but we have only just become aware of it and it seemed to us worth rescuing it from the memory hole. In late 2013, the then newest issue of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD.

As TheMindUnleashed.org informs us, the definition of this new mental illness essentially amounts to declaring any non-conformity and questioning of authority as a form of insanity. According to the manual, ODD is defined as:

[…] an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

In short, as Natural News put it: According to US psychiatrists, only the sheeple are sane.

Every time a new issue of the DSM appears, the number of mental disorders grows – and this growth is exponential. A century ago there were essentially 7 disorders, 80 years ago there were 59, 50 years ago there were 130, and by 2010 there were 374 (77 of which were “found” in just seven years). A prominent critic of this over-diagnosing (and the associated over-medication trend) is psychologist Dr. Paula Caplan. Here is an interview with her:

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STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN FREDERICK COUNTY

(Walkersville, MD) - Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night in Frederick County.

The victim is identified as Gerald Campbell, 42, of Frederick. He was transported by medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as a tall, thin, African American man with facial hair. He was reportedly wearing a mask at the time of the incident.

At 9:30 p.m. last night, a 9-1-1 call was received from a witness in the area who reported the shooting. Allegedly the incident occurred behind a retail store in the 8000 block of Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville.

Police are asking anyone with information relevant to the investigation to call the Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4151. Callers can remain anonymous.

Stress testing and sinkhole snarls Md. Route 90 traffic

The State Highway Administration is conducting its annual review of bridges, leading to one-lane traffic patterns on the Route 90 bridge, intending to complete the process by late next week.

During the inspection, a small sinkhole formed at the eastbound portion of the bridge crossing the St. Martin River in the shoulder. The hole, SHA officials said, was approximately three feet wide and four feet deep, and will be plugged by grout. The hole has since been covered and the SHA will be seeking a contractor to perform the repairs, Charlie Gischlar, SHA spokesperson, said.

The work to ensure the safety of the bridge is taking a long time to complete owing to the overall length of the bridge, Gischlar said.

The inspection began Jan. 12.

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MMA fighter Dave Herman tased by cops

The 14 ingredients in McDonald's FRIES

'Potatoes, thank goodness! That's a good start,' former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara says as he goes on to reveal the 13 other ingredients contained in a humble McDonald's fry.

The TV personality traveled to the fast food chain's potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish.

During his investigation he found that there are two rounds of frying.

He also discovered that dimethylpolysiloxane - a form of silicone found in Silly Putty - is used in the making of McDonald's fries along with a petrol-based chemical called tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ).

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Thank God Its Friday 1-23-15

What will you be doing this weekend?

Kind of knew this was happening, Didn't you?

I have always suspected these truisms, I believe in all of my heart and soul this is all true. Notice the U.S. has only been attacked in a very small way, just to throw off the truths noted here . We must change this outrageous so called government.

J.Frederic Cohen

Check this out.

well, well the camel is more in the tent than out of the tent

"There are none so blind as those who will not see."

When you read this you will understand why Obama refuses to say the words "radical Islam.".

Did you know that we now have a Muslim government?

John Brennan, current head of the CIA converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia .

Obama's top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who was born in Iran where her parents still live.

Hillary Clinton's top advisor, Huma Abedin is a Muslim, whose mother and brother are involved in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt .

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for Homeland Security, Arif Aikhan, is a Muslim.

Homeland Security Advisor, Mohammed Elibiary, is a Muslim.

Obama advisor and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam al-Marayati, is a Muslim.

Obama's Sharia Czar, Imam Mohamed Magid, of the Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim.

Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim.

And last but not least, our closet Muslim himself, Barack Hussein Obama.

It's questionable if Obama ever officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in. He didn't repeat the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution. Later the Democrats claimed he was given the oath again….in private?

CIA director John Brennan took his oath on a copy of the Constitution, not a Bible .
Congressman, Keith Ellison took his oath on a copy of the Qur'an.

Congresswoman Michele Bachman was vilified and almost tarred and feathered by Democrats when she voiced her concern about Muslims taking over our government.

Considering all these appointments, it would explain why Obama and his minions are systematically destroying our nation, supporting radical Muslim groups worldwide, opening our southern border, and turning a blind eye to the genocide being perpetrated on Christians all over Africa and the Middle East.

The more damage Obama does, the more arrogant he's become!

Our nation and our government has been infiltrated by people who want to destroy us. It can only get worse!

Where is the media??????????????????????????

Larry Wilmore Mocks Sharpton in Premiere: ‘No One Else Can Represent Us?!’

Larry Wilmore, the newest face in late night, wasted no time jumping into some big issues during the premiere of The Nightly Show tonight, including the Oscars whitewashing. And he spent a chunk of time bemoaning how Al Sharpton has jumped on this issue too.

He cried, “Sharpton?! Again?! I mean, no one else can represent us?!… You don’t have to respond to every black emergency, you’re not black Batman!”

Gilmore suggested Sharpton go back to eating more food and less airtime, before jumping into the wave of protests over the past year and highlighting how white people got their Harry Potter-related grievances addressed while black protesters haven’t come close to getting change.

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Slow Food

'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' 

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.' 

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained! 

'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.' 

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.

Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19.

It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning. On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

Finally


Thank God O'Malley Is Finally Gone

Found in Maryland state Capitol.

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Feckless GOP Prepares to Surrender on Amnesty

Last month’s “CRomnibus” debacle underscored a divide between the conservative base that gave Republicans a resounding victory in the midterm elections and GOP leadership on Capitol Hill: The base wants Obama’s lawlessness stopped; leadership wants to show that Republicans can “govern” by working cooperatively with Obama – in effect, codifying his lawlessness.

Prepare for the next betrayal: Republicans are about to surrender on Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants. The surrender, which will be portrayed as a reluctant but noble compromise for the sake of “homeland security,” was baked in the CRomnibus cake.

Within what seemed like the bat of an eye, Republicans crushed their supporters’ spirits by following up their November triumph with a monstrous 1,774-page budget bill that forfeited Congress’s major weapon against executive lawlessness, the power of the purse. The CRomnibus underwrote the government through 2015, expending a staggering $1.1 trillion on such Obama priorities as the full funding of Obamacare – notwithstanding Republican campaign vows to work tirelessly to kill Obamacare.

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