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Saturday, February 07, 2015

3 injured in shooting at mall outside Pittsburgh

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — Three people were shot when gunfire broke out inside the Monroeville Mall Saturday night, sources confirm to Channel 11 News.

The victims were taken to Forbes Hospital, where one person was listed in stable condition. The conditions of the two other victims has not been made available.

Witnesses said shots were fired inside the mall near the Macy’s, leading to a chaotic scene as people ran.


Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

After more than a decade of explosive growth, sales of local food at U.S. farmers' markets are slowing. A January report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that while more farmers are selling directly to consumers, local food sales at farmers markets, farm stands and through community supported agriculture have lost some momentum.

From 2007 to 2012 the value of food sales of farmers face-to-face with consumers dropped by 1 percent in real dollars. For some context, from 2002 to 2007 that value increased 32 percent. The increase was 36 percent in the five-year period before that.



WASHINGTON – While those opposing mandatory vaccination for measles are widely portrayed as ignorant and even dangerous by some officials, pundits and even news media accounts, Centers for Disease Control records reveal a startling truth – while no one has died of measles in the U.S. in the last 12 years, 108 have died as a result of the adverse effects of the vaccine in that same time period.

The death statistics are recorded by Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, which captures only a small percentage of the actual number of deaths and other adverse reactions to the vaccine. In addition, 96 of the 108 deaths in that 12-year time period were a result of the MMR vaccine, now the preferred shot for measles immunization.

In addition, CDC statistic show measles deaths were rare in the U.S. before the vaccine became widely used.

Thom Tillis: Let restaurants 'opt out' of handwashing

He Thought He Could Stick Up a 67-Year-Old Man Using a Pellet Gun. It Was a Fatal Miscalculation.

A 67-year-old man was taking a stroll on a park trail outside Philadelphia when he was approached by a masked man who stuck a metallic pistol in his face and demanded money.

But the 67-year-old didn’t shrink back — instead he battled the assailant for the weapon, WCAU-TV reported.

Then the victim — who has concealed weapons permit, police said — pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and fatally shot his assailant in the head, police said.


Smile! You're On Greta's Camera!

If Democrats in Congress opt not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to them next month, they'd better look busy.

Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren said Thursday she might send camera crews to follow House and Senate members who claim to have scheduling conflicts.

Netanyahu's planned address has attracted controversy since Republican House Speaker John Boehner issued the invitation without first consulting the White House.

Some Democrats have said they will boycott the speech, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi refused to use that word in a press conference on Thursday. Instead, she suggested, some members might find they have scheduling conflicts.

Reporters laughed at that suggestion.

"That's code for boycott," Van Susteren said. "If the Democrats take her direction and don't show up, they may want to find some place to hide, because you know what, I may just send out some cameras to see how busy the MIA Democrats really are that they are too busy to hear a world leader — an ally — in the United States Capitol discussing something so profoundly important as Iran and nuclear weapons."

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OC Bikefest - The Year We Rock

OC BIkeFest 2015 


Thursday: KIX and Great White

Friday: To Be Announced

Saturday: The Doobie Brothers

UPDATE: Lost Cat 2-7-15

Louie our buff colored tabby cat went missing last night in the Pemberton Drive, Rockawalkin Road area. He was wearing a black collar. If any of your readers find him please call 410 742 0422.

The Muslim Mosque and the Pig Farm Next Door

Police: Family plots to teach child a lesson with fake kidnapping

TROY, MO (KTVI) – Family members plotted to have a six-year-old boy kidnapped to teach him a lesson on stranger danger because he was “too nice” to people, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies learned of a kidnapping in Troy on February 4.

Investigators learned that sometime before February 2, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil approached a co-worker, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved, and asked him to kidnap her nephew to “scare” him. The victim’s mother, 25-year-old Elizabeth Hupp, and grandmother, 58-year-old Rose Brewer, agreed with the plan to kidnap the young boy to teach him a lesson.


NH1 Pulse Poll: Walker surges to top with Romney's exit; Bush second

CONCORD - New Hampshire may have a new front-runner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The first survey conducted in the first-in-the-nation primary state since Mitt Romney's exit from the 2016 White House raceindicates that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack of potential Republican presidential contenders.

According to an NH1 Pulse Poll released Wednesday, Walker has the backing of 21.2% of those who say they're likely to vote in next year's GOP presidential primary. The automated survey indicates Jeb Bush in second place, with 14.4% saying they'd support the former two-term Florida governor if the Feb. 9, 2016 primary was held now.

The poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday, after Romney's announcement last Friday that he wouldn't make a third run for the White House. The 2012 GOP nominee and former Massachusetts governor, who owns a vacation home along Lake Winnipesaukee, is very well known in New Hampshire and would have been the front-runner in the primary if he had launched a campaign.

A NH1 Pulse Poll conducted two weeks ago put Romney at 29% support, far ahead of the rest of the field. Bush was at 11% and Walker was at 8% in that same survey.


Dad refuses to give up newborn son with Down syndrome after wife leaves him

ARMENIA (ABC) - When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his wife's hospital room, he knew his life would change forever.

Not only had he become a father, but he would soon receive some unexpected news about his newborn son.

"This pediatrician walks out of the room with a little bundle -- that was Leo," Forrest said. "She had his face covered up and hospital authorities wouldn't let me see him or my wife. When the doctor came out, he said 'there’s a real problem with your son.'"

Forrest followed doctors and nurses into a room where he'd finally get to meet his baby.


Obama hammers ISIS at prayer breakfast -- and uses the word 'Islam'

The burning alive of a Muslim man by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has jolted the president of the United States into acknowledging publicly that the world's chief terror threat comes from people who 'profess to stand up for Islam but instead betray it.'

But that stark conclusion, long missing in the White House, was followed by a litany of other wrongs done in the name of religion.

'Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place,' Obama told the National Prayer breakfast on Thursday morning, 'remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.'

'In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.'

But 'no God condones terror,' he insisted.



1:45 PM PT -- Several eyewitnesses say the accident was caused when Bruce rear ended the white car and that car then went into oncoming traffic and was struck by the Hummer.  Eyewitnesses say the driver of the white car -- a female -- died.
1:55 PM PT  Jenner family sources tell TMZ, Bruce told cops he was being chased by as many as 5 paparazzi when he rear ended the white car.  He says he was not drinking an volunteered to do a field sobriety test, which we're told he passed.
Bruce Jenner was involved in a horrific car accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu at around noon Saturday and one person is dead ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... there were 3 vehicles involved in the crash.  We're told there were 8 people involved and all sustained some sort of injury ... but one person died at the scene.

Maryland ranks high for zombie foreclosures

There are nearly 3,400 residential properties in Maryland in some stage of foreclosure that have been abandoned by their owners. That's 31 percent of all foreclosures in the state, higher than the average of 25 percent nationally.

Known as zombie foreclosures, these properties are sitting empty, with some falling into a state of disrepair, making them an unwelcome presence in the neighborhoods where they sit abandoned.

In Baltimore City, the zombie foreclosure rate is 33 percent, ranking Baltimore among the top 10 cities for abandoned foreclosure properties.


Jeremy Meeks to serve more than two years in federal prison

His baby blue eyes and chiseled jawline won't do him much good where he's going.

Jeremy Meeks, also known as the 'hot felon,' was sentenced to more than two years in prison Thursday morning, CBS reports.

Meeks was convicted, in federal court, of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The judge sentenced him to 27 months in prison and 500 hours in the Bureau of Prisons Substance Abuse Treatment Program, according to CBS.


Lawmakers seek to give Latinos bigger voice in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Members of a new Maryland Latino Legislative Caucus want to give Latinos a greater voice in Annapolis.

Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez said Thursday that Latinos have been invisible for too long in many aspects of state government. The Montgomery County Democrat says the caucus will help change that.

As an example, she says Maryland has had a language access law since 2002. But, she says, many state agencies have yet to implement language access in Spanish. For instance, she noted a state website that described vaccination requirements for students only in English.


Scott Walker Adds Leading Conservatives To Team

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hired two leading conservative operatives to join his political committee Our American Revival, the Washington Examiner has learned.

Gregg Keller and Gary Marx, who both have deep ties to national conservative groups and have worked previously on high-profile presidential campaigns, will serve as senior advisers overseeing national conservative outreach.

Keller is a former executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the social conservative group founded in 2009 by Ralph Reed, and is a former executive director of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference. He last year founded a consulting firm, Atlas Strategy Group.

Marx, a senior partner at Madison Strategies, is a veteran of both of former President George W. Bush’s campaigns and a former executive director of the Judicial Crisis Network.

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Donna M. Prouty
In August, Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division detectives began investigating a theft scheme after an area restaurant reported fraudulent transactions to a financial account.

Through investigation, detectives learned that a spouse of an employee at the restaurant, later identified as Donna M. Prouty, 57, of Salisbury, MD, accessed a mobile app that the employee had on his mobile phone that was used to accept payments from customers. Prouty used this app to transfer over $2,500 in credits from the restaurant’s financial account into her own accounts.

A warrant was issued for Prouty’s arrest in November and she was arrested on February 5, 2015 after turning herself in to police at the Ocean City Public Safety Building. Detectives have charged Prouty with theft ($1,000-$10,000), theft scheme ($1,000-$10,000), and multiple counts of unauthorized use of another’s credit card. Prouty was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was released on personal recognizance.

Decade Later, Ocean City Homicide Still A Cold Case; Investigation Remains Open

OCEAN CITY — Ten years ago this week, a Virginia man was apparently murdered in his family’s uptown Ocean City condominium, but the victim’s remains have never been found and the case is still an open investigation.

Eduardo Masoller, then 52, of Springfield, Va., was reported missing by his family on Feb. 3, 2005, just three days after he and his crew arrived in Ocean City for a contracting job. Ocean City Police, accompanied by family members, went to Masoller’s condominium on 68th Street and found a large knife on the floor as well as a large amount of blood evidence throughout the unit, the most significant of which was a large pool in one of the unit’s bedrooms.

In June 2005, a Worcester County Circuit Court judge ruled favorably on a petition to declare Masoller officially deceased, turning the missing persons case into a homicide investigation. The judge essentially agreed the evidence presented suggested the victim could not have survived the injuries indicated by the amount of blood discovered in the unit.


Jordan's King Abdullah to Personally Lead Airstrikes on ISIS?

Jordan's King Abdullah was reported by some Arabic-language news outlets to be personally leading airstrikes against Islamic State militants, however those reports were in question on Thursday.

"The Jordanian King Abdullah II will participate personally on Thursday in conducting air strikes against the shelters of the terrorist ISIL organization to revenge the execution of the Jordanian pilot [First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh] by the ISIL," said one IraqiNews report published Wednesday.

Abdullah is a seasoned fighter pilot trained in part at the U.K.'s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, so it was unclear if the report of his personal involvement was to be interpreted as him flying a plane, commanding the fleet, or both.

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I know people have been having a difficult time finding pellets. Home Depot on Salisbury just received a truck load and I paid $249.00 for a skid. 

They do sell them by the bag as well. I heard Farmers and Planters is only selling 5 bags a day to customers or 20 bags a week. 

As for the quality, after several years of running a pellet stove I can tell you some of the best pellets I've ever used came from Farmers and Planters. When they couldn't sell me a skid I went ahead and bought a skid from Home Depot and couldn't believe how great a quality they were. 

At $249.00 per ton, it's a great deal but I wouldn't expect this truck load to last past tomorrow. So get on the ball, (if you need pellets) before they're gone. 

Are Too Many Vaccines Destroying Kids' Immune Systems?

Today's children should look like pincushions from the dozens of vaccines they get from birth to the age of 18. "According to the Centers for Disease Control, the onslaught begins within 12 hours of birth when many babies get a Hepatitis B vaccine," says holistic doctor Dr. David Brownstein. "At two months, eight more vaccines follow, including polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, and throughout the next few months, they are subjected to boosters of the vaccines they've already have plus additional vaccines.

"The CDC recommends that children get 49 doses of 14 vaccines before they reach the age of 6, and the total reaches 69 doses by the age of 18," Dr. Brownstein tells Newsmax Health. In fact, today's average child is subjected to three times as many vaccinations as were recommended in 1953. In addition, children's small bodies are subjected to numerous vaccinations simultaneously.

In 1983, the CDC guidelines stated that doctors shouldn't give more than four vaccines at the same time. By 2013, CDC guidelines changed to approve giving children up to eight vaccines at once.

What's the result? According to the National Vaccine Information Center, chronic disease and disability in children has drastically increased in the past 50 years. For instance, in the 1990s, one child in 555 had autism, but by 2013, the figure had risen to one child in 50.

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CDC Whistle Blower admits MMR Vaccine causes Autism

Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

A small research study at Baylor University has identified a genetic difference between veterans who developed symptoms of Gulf War illness after deploying to that 1990-91 conflict and those who deployed but didn't get sick.

The finding — touted as the first "direct evidence" that genetic factors may contribute to a veteran's risk for Gulf War illness — links the use of anti-nerve agent pills and troops' genetic makeup.

Baylor University Institute of Biomedical Studies researcher Lea Steele and others examined the genetic profile of 304 Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans, including 144 former troops who had Gulf War illness symptoms and 160 who did not.

The scientists found that veterans with a gene variant that complicates their bodies' efforts to metabolize chemicals in anti-nerve agent pills — pyridostigmine bromide, or PB — were up to 40 times more likely to have Gulf War illness symptoms than those who took the pills or were exposed but had a different gene variant.

Steele said the findings are preliminary but point to a physical reason why as many as one in four troops who deployed to the region fell ill while others came through fine.

"Scientists have long thought this might be because of some genetic interaction. We know different people break down toxicants differently based on their genotypes," Steele said.


Girl cadets threatened with BEHEADING as they left Army Reserve Centre

Police have mounted uniformed patrols around an Army Reserve after two girl cadets were threatened with beheading as they left the centre.

Two men had shouted the violent threats as they drove past the teenage cadets, who weren't in uniform at the time.

The pair, driving in a Vauxhall Zafira, were said to have asked the girls if they were in the army before threatening them with beheading.


Governor Hogan - A Government For The People

OC Beach Patrol Project Slightly Off Schedule

OCEAN CITY – Although the construction of the new Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) headquarters is running a few weeks behind, officials remain confident it will be ready by the start of summer.

The new Ocean City Beach Patrol Headquarters (OCBP HQ) broke ground in September and this week the third floor went up with roof trusses being set as of Wednesday. According to City Engineer Terry McGean, the goal is to have the roof up with weatherproof underlayment by the end of next week, which will make way for indoor work to begin.

“Once that happens, it will speed up work tremendously on the inside with not being weather dependent,” McGean said. “It is 80 percent done on the third floor framing while setting trusses.”

While construction will move indoors, work on the outside will continue with building porches and placing siding.


What deep thinkers men are!

I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking. My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing and I said 'nothing'. 

The reason I said that instead of saying 'just thinking' is because she would have said 'about what'. At that point I would have to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics which would lead to other questions. 

Finally I thought about an age old question: Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts? Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the nuts. 

Well, after another beer, and some heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with the answer to that question. Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby; and here is the reason for my conclusion. 

A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "It might be nice to have another child." On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts." I rest my case. Time for another beer.

Gang Warfare In Chicago Fueled By Sinaloa Cartel Heroin

On Valentine’s Day 2013, the heads of the Chicago Crime Commission and the Chicago office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration named infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán as the city’s Public Enemy No. 1.

The timely label, occurring 84 years after gangster Al Capone first earned it following the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, lasted only a year as Guzmán was arrested in Mexico the following February, but the imprint his organization made – and continues to make – on Chicago has helped turn the U.S.’s third-largest city into one of the nation’s largest drug trafficking hubs, replete with the violence and related crimes that come with that designation.

New York may have the famed five families of the Mafia, and Los Angeles is the cradle of the Bloods and the Crips, but Chicago remains gangland capital in the United States.


Texas Democrat: Congressman had a right to call Texas a 'crazy state'

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) suggested her Democratic colleague and close friend, Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, had a right to call the Lone Star State a “crazy state” in which he will never live.

“In debate, our speeches are colorful, and I know he likes Texans because he likes me,” Jackson Lee said during a brief interview.

“I’m not going to comment on members’ oratorical expressions on the floor — they are protected and privileged,” she continued. “And I’m going to leave it at that.”

Hastings, a Florida Democrat, infuriated Texas Republicans this week when he disparaged the Lone Star State during a Rules Committee debate over a bill to repeal ObamaCare.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a fellow panel member, fired back that Hastings had impugned the people and governor of his home state, saying he would “await the gentleman's apology."

But Hastings didn’t budge. The 22-year congressman retorted that he wouldn’t live in Texas “for all the tea in China.”

"You will wait until hell freezes over for me to say anything in an apology," Hastings said. "I would apologize to you, if I was directing my comments to you. I was commenting about the state that you happen to be a resident of. So I will not apologize."


US Citizen Joins Kurdish Rebels in IS Fight

Rev. Graham to Obama: Unlike Christ, Mohammed ‘Killed Many Innocent People' - His 'True Followers' Emulate Him

In response to President Barack Obama drawing a parallel between the barbaric acts of the Islamic State today with actions by Christians during the Crusades, which ended 700 years ago, evangelist Franklin Graham said there was a difference between Jesus Christ who “taught peace “ and did “not take life” versus Mohammed, who “was a warrior and killed many innocent people.”

Reverend Graham further said that, “True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.”


The White House Won't Reveal Who Attended Obama’s Secret Meeting With Muslim Leaders

President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press.

The White House released a readout of the meeting explaining that Obama discussed “a range of domestic and foreign policy issues” including Obamacare, police fairness, anti-Muslim discrimination, and the upcoming Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.

“The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” the readout continued.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the meeting during his daily press briefing, pointing out that it wasn’t “unusual” for the president to meet with “a wide variety of communities from across the country.”

“Sometimes that includes religious leaders; sometimes that includes leaders that are involved in academia or other specific issue areas,” he explained.

But the White House was unwilling to release the names of leaders who attended the meeting.


Family Asks Strangers to Send Cards to Terminally Ill Son to Fulfill His Birthday Wish

Bubby Everson has a short gift list for his ninth birthday. All this boy wants is mail.

It's doesn't matter what type of mail it is – the 8-year-old loves going through letters and envelopes of all kinds, Seattle Fox affiliate Q13 reports.

"He loves mail," Bubby's mom Brandi McNerney-Everson said. "Even if it's junk mail we give it to him and we say, 'Here Bubby, here's your mail.' "

So for Bubby's birthday Wednesday, his parents are trying to surprise him with hundreds of uplifting cards from all over the world. The Eversons want to make this birthday especially extraordinary for their son, because it may be his last.


County OKs $113M Capital Project Plan

SNOW HILL — Emphasizing it was merely a planning document, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan that calls for expenditures over $113 million through 2020.

The County Commissioners approved the five-year CIP after holding a public hearing on the planning document on Tuesday.

“Before we go any further, it’s important to point out this is only a planning document,” said County Administrator Harold Higgins before the public hearing on Tuesday. “Inclusion of a project on the CIP does not constitute a guarantee of funding from the county. Some capital projects will be added, deleted or amended as necessary.”

The plan as submitted on Tuesday calls for roughly $113 million in capital projects through 2020. According to the plan, roughly $12 million, or 12 percent, of the funding would come from the county’s general fund, while another $56 million, or 53 percent would be bonded.


‘Oh, She’s Going Down’: Rand Paul Comes Out Swinging Against Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

Sen. Rand Paul will oppose—very publicly—the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.

The Kentucky Republican is unveiling his opposition to Lynch on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record program on Fox News.

Earlier Wednesday, in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Breitbart News watched as the senator’s legal and press team briefed him final time before the interview. Sergio Gor, Paul’s communications director, his press secretary Eleanor May and attorney Brian Darling were all present.

Paul asked the team about Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) question during Lynch’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing about whether she’d oppose using a drone to kill an American citizen on American soil.


CDC vaccine whistleblower given immunity to testify

William Thompson free to describe vaccine-autism fraud at CDC to Congress

Vaccine wars heat up

Sold-out media line up to defend vaccines

By Jon Rappoport
February 4, 2015

Patrick Howley at The Daily Caller reports that William Thompson, CDC whistleblower, has been given immunity from prosecution, by the federal government, to testify before Congress about vaccine fraud at the CDC.

Cautionary note: so far, The Daily Caller is the sole source on this story.

On August 27, 2014, Thompson, a long-time researcher at the CDC, published a statement through his lawyer, Rick Morgan, admitting that he and colleagues at the CDC violated the protocol in a study on the MMR vaccine's connection to autism.

The study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics in 2004, exonerated the vaccine, when in fact the study omitted vital data on a group of black babies who showed an increased risk for autism after receiving the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.
Since he released his August 27 statement, whistleblower Thompson has maintained silence and has refused to talk to reporters.

Now it appears he's ready to step into the light---if there is a Congressional hearing. That's a big if.


Ronald Reagan Predictions Coming True

In his 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan stated: “I suggest to you there is no left or right, only an up or down. Up to the maximum of individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism; and regardless of their humanitarian purpose, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have, whether they know it or not, chosen this downward path.”

At Reunion Arena in Dallas, 1984, Ronald Reagan stated: “Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience. … Without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure. … America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

In 1961, Ronald Reagan stated: “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. … James Madison in 1788 … said … ‘There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.’ … What can we do about this? … We can write to our congressmen and our senators. … Say right now that we want no further encroachment on these individual liberties and freedoms. … We do not want socialized medicine. … If you don’t, this program I promise you will pass … and behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known … until, one day … we will awake to find that we have socialism. And … you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”

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[Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911]

Maryland casinos brought in $84.9 million in January

Maryland's five casinos generated $84.9 million in revenue in January.

Excluding the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, casino revenue at the state's four other casinos fell last month by $4.41 million, or 6.7 percent, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. But with the Horseshoe, the state's total casino revenue grew 28.3 percent.

The Horseshoe brought in $23.2 million, up from the $22.9 million it generated in December. The South Baltimore casino is still trailing projections that it would average more than $31 million in monthly revenue. Horseshoe's best month so far was November when it generated $23.3 million in revenue.

Maryland Live! Casino, the state's largest gaming venue, generated $49.5 million, an 8 percent decrease from January 2014 when the casino generated $53.7 million.


Another U.S.-Backed Scheme to Defeat Netanyahu Exposed

A State Department-financed non-profit based in Israel is currently engaged in a major effort to get young Arab citizens to the voting booths in the upcoming Israeli elections.

In an interview with WND, Amnon Beeri-Sulitzeanu, co-executive director of the Abraham Fund, maintained that his group’s voter participation activities are entirely nonpartisan and that his organization does not endorse any political party.

Israeli election trends, however, have long demonstrated that Arab citizen’s vote overwhelmingly for left-wing and Arab parties. Any increase in the Arab vote would clearly come at the expense of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party as well as other right-wing parties.

Following the country’s most recent parliamentary election in 2013, Arab lawmakers complained that a higher Arab voter turnout could have tipped the election toward the left and defeated Netanyahu.


Catch A Wave

The Real Culprit In Measles Outbreak

The focus of the Obama administration and media in the measles outbreak in the U.S. has been on American parents not vaccinating their children.

This overlooks a key issue other physicians and I warned about in May and June 2014: Illegal immigrants coming across the U.S. southern borders in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California were bringing with them many invisible travelers. These unwanted guests include viruses, bacteria and fungal diseases the U.S. had eradicated or controlled decades ago. Measles was one of the diseases mentioned then, since it is widespread in parts of the world from which the illegal immigration surge is coming – in particular, Central America.

Fast forward to 2015, and suddenly we have the widespread outbreak of measles that was predicted. But the blame is being placed on “bad parents” who don’t want to vaccinate their children for fear of side effects of the vaccines.

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Forgotten School
Every so often, something surfaces that tells a tale of a long forgotten business. Such is the case of the Wilbro School of Beauty Culture.

A book was offered to me by Henrietta of Henrietta’s Attic that really intrigued me. There are history books of Salisbury and Wicomico County and I probably have them all. I even have some books that were written by local residents, both present and past. But this was a text book. It had a copyright of 1939 and consisted of 349 pages with 19 sources referenced in the bibliography. The hardbound edition was titled “Standard Textbook on Cosmetology”. On the title page, under the title, was the explanation that it was “A practical course on the scientific fundamentals of beauty culture for students and practicing cosmetologists”. Along with the 1939 copyright, the only printing on the page was at the bottom of the page. Here is where it really got interesting. It boldly proclaimed “Wilbro School of Beauty Culture, 112 Main Street, Salisbury, Maryland”. The 1940 Salisbury City Directory lists the school at 112 Main St. (now 108 W. Main St.) in the Whealton Building with a phone number of 632 and Ralph A. Williams as the managing director.

Other interesting facts about the book are the notations made inside the front cover. The name of Mary Louise Fields on the right hand page could have been the name of the owner. There is an address of 1008 E. Church St. on the left side. That address is now 716 E. Church St. (the street numbers were changed in Nov. 1952). I could find no listing for a Fields at that address, but I did find a listing for a Wood S. Fields at 1006 E. Church St. (now 712 E. Church St.) in the 1944 Salisbury phone book.

Also written in the front pages were the names of two local businesses: Dixon Jewelry Store and Ralph and Gaskill’s Men’s Shop. The date of October 17, 1940 was noted on the inside of the cover.

I can find no other reference to the Wilbro School. There is no listing in the 1934 Salisbury City Directory nor in the 1944 Salisbury phone book. Why was this business that saw fit to print a 349-page textbook so short-lived? Maybe the owner entered the military after 1940, and that is the reason for the discontinuance of the school. A textbook is usually the sign of some sort of permanence, but that seems not to be the case here. Maybe the textbook was a standard printing, and the name of the Wilbro School of Beauty Culture with its address was added as a sales tool for the publisher.

Sometimes the finding of an artifact or document leaves more questions than answers. This may be one of those cases. 

OC Summer Events Approved

OCEAN CITY – Several upcoming events received approval this week, including the OC Air Show, the Wicomico Street Winter Festival and the White Marlin Festival and Crab Soup Cook Off.

Brian Lilley of the OC Air Show submitted the annual special event permit to hold the OC Air Show June 13-14 for staff review per the three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the event and the Town of Ocean City.

The event creates positive economic impact from lodging, food and beverage, recreation and other incidental expenditures related to this event. Included in the MOU the Town of Ocean City budgeted an annual allocation of $35,000 towards the event, as well as provides up to $100,000 of in-kind services, which is managed by the Special Events Department.


You're Not Going to Believe What's Being Taught in LA Public Schools

While teaching Islam, along Christianity and Judaism, is an important part of history, the educators present at the AFA lecture pointed out that History Alive pays an enormous amount of time and attention to Islam (55 pages) in the seventh grade. When teachers were asked whether Christianity (16 pages, which focused mainly on the Crusades) and Judaism (1 page) were given the same amount of attention in the classroom, they were told yes — but in sixth grade.

Maurey Williams, who taught History Alive between 1995-2001, pointed out that certain teachers in City Heights Horace Mann Middle School in San Diego would ask students to recite the “Shahada”. The “Shahada” is the Islamic profession of faith. Students were also reportedly asked to select a Muslim name from a list of 30. The same treatment reportedly did not apply when teaching Christianity or Judaism.

And then there’s the textbook.

…when teaching about Christianity, the textbook presents disclaimers such as “Christians believe,” implying an absence of credibility or historical evidence. Whereas the teachings of “Islam are presented as facts.” In a segment on Judaism, the book writes, “Moses claimed to receive the 10 Commandments from God.”

When it came to Islam? “Muhammad received the Qur’an from God.”



Oklahoma Moms Stage Walmart Nurse-In After Store Tells Breastfeeding Customer To Cover Up

No matter how many stories we write reminding people that every state has a law allowing nursing moms to breastfeed in public, some manager at a store will still screw things up and ask a mother to leave the store or cover up. The latest incident involves a Walmart in Oklahoma, where several woman recently staged a nurse-in to drive their point home. 

Business Owner Admits Peddling Fake Urine, Other Products Online To Help People Thwart Drug Tests

The United States Government takes pee very seriously, it seems, especially when many government agencies rely on urine to screen federal employees for drugs. An Ohio man pleaded guilty in federal court this week, admitting he sold products intended to help people pass those employment drug urine tests. 

Complaining Comcast Customer Renamed “Super B**ch” On Her Cable Bill

While Comcast says it’s doing its best to stop employees from renaming customers things like “A**hole Brown,” the reports of Comcast customers with rudely revised account names continues. This time, it’s a Chicago-area woman who has been dubbed “Super B**ch” on her Comcast bill. 

Owners Of “Original” Burger King Sell Restaurant After Almost 60 Years In Business

While the chain we know today as Burger King started off as Insta-Burger in the 1950s in Florida, there was already another monarch on the block to contend with: Known as the original Burger King, an Illinois restaurant that’s been around since 1954 — and trademarked that name before the nationwide chain — is changing hands after decades of ownership by the couple who founded it. 

Should For-Profit Colleges Be Allowed To Spend Taxpayers’ Money To Put Their Names On NFL Stadiums?

This past Sunday — and for the second time in seven years — the Super Bowl was played at a stadium carrying the University of Phoenix name. The for-profit online school paid more than $150 million to slap its brand on the stadium, with much of that money coming from taxpayers. Some groups say that for-profit schools should not be allowed to make such splashy marketing investments at a time when there are so many questions about the quality of education provided by for-profit institutions. 

Theaters Tell “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Fans To Leave Their Props At Home

Every once in a while when movie with a built-in fan base opens, superfans show their excitement by donning costumes of their favorite characters and carrying props related to story. Some Harry Potterfans waved wands, Hulk fan encased their hands in giant green foam fists, and Star Wars lovers engaged in light saber duels, but fans of the soon-to-be released Fifty Shades of Grey movie have been instructed to leave their toys at home. 

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