Friday, February 20, 2015

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Obama's dangerous delusions about Islamic extremism

“We cannot kill our way out of this war,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Monday night. “We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs --”

Here, Matthews, cut her off.

“We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or fifty lifetimes,” he blurted out. “There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?”

Matthews, who is neither a hawk nor a knee-jerk critic of President Obama, had put his finger on the problem. To call economic deprivation a root cause of religious fanaticism is simply nonsensical.

As easy as it would be to blame Harf, it became obvious two days later, on Wednesday, that her blathering is administration policy. She was only expressing views of her boss.

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Obama: Islam not responsible for terrorism

President Obama on Wednesday said that Islam was not to blame for the spread of terrorism, dismissing calls for him to link such violence to so-called Muslim extremism.

“We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam,” Obama said at the White House’s summit on countering “violent extremism.”

“No religion is responsible for terrorism,” the president said. “People are responsible for violence and terrorism."

Obama has been roundly criticized for not using the phrase “Islamic extremism,” as detractors accuse him of downplaying the religious motivations behind a spate of recent terrorist attacks.

The president directly addressed the simmering controversy over what he sees as the root cause for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But he said such criticism failed to reflect the complexities of the factors responsible for the growth of so-called violent extremism — and he insisted that terrorist leaders were eager to convince young people that the West was “at war” with Islam.

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YouTube has a new App just for Kids

Google is releasing a sanitized YouTube app just for kids.

Called YouTube Kids, the Android app only plays age-appropriate videos and has a simplified design that even young children who can't read will be able to navigate. The app, which will carry ads, will be available in the U.S. from Feb. 23.

YouTube says it has seen nearly 200% growth in family entertainment over the past year.

As its popularity with children has increased, so have concerns from parents. The site bans explicit sexual content, but there are dark corners of YouTube where kids can accidentally end up. There is a "Safety mode" on the regular site and apps, but it's still easy for kids to stumble onto inappropriate videos, or worse, read the comments.

"Parents have been asking us to make YouTube friendlier for kids and for families," said Shimrit Ben-Yair, the group product manager for YouTube Kids.

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Niagara Falls has frozen over as extreme winter weather continues across the East Coast

Extreme winter weather has been causing problems for millions across the East Coast, but it has also made for some beautiful sights.

Among those beautiful sights is Niagara Falls, which has now frozen over due to temperatures which dropped to 16F on Wednesday.

And it looks like the popular tourist destination may stay frozen, as temperatures are expected to drop even lower come Thursday.

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“Make Arrests, Issue Tickets or Get Fired” Missouri Police Caught in Disgusting Quota Scheme

A former Bellefontaine Neighbors police officer has come out of the quota closet and is exposing the department’s highly unethical revenue collection scheme

Publishers Notes: I put this up because I know that a lot of this has gone on here on the Shore. Meet your quota or get written up and ultimately terminated. I just had this conversation with a former Salisbury Police Officer the other day. 

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IS WASHINGTON FABRICATING THE ECONOMIC DATA?

48 million Americans cannot provide for their most basic human needs

Clint Siegner: Bureaucrats in the U.S.S.R. kept issuing glowing economic reports right up until the Soviet state collapsed.

Of course, many snickered at those reports for years. Widespread poverty and unemployment were obvious and no amount of government bluster obscured that reality. People generally understood that economic reports were little more than another propaganda tool.

Here in the U.S., official data is considered more reliable. Americans have been told the economy is getting better since bottoming in 2009. There is some evidence to support this. In particular, real estate prices have made a big recovery due to cheap credit, and the stock markets are back to making new highs. So when officials tell us things are getting better, we have reason to believe them.

But, investors should be careful before suspending all disbelief. The well-paid bureaucrats in Washington have the same powerful incentives to support their government’s narrative as their peers did in Moscow.

While we don’t have bread lines, we do have record numbers of people on food stamps. But these 48 million Americans who cannot provide for their most basic human needs are hidden from public view because they get debit cards and coupons to blend in at the grocery store.

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Red Panda Having Fun At The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Undercover Cop Beats Up Teenager! Mardi Gras 2015: WARNING Foul Language

Franchot happy with “new sheriff in town”

You’ll have to pardon Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot for feeling a little personal vindication.

After eight years on the Board of Public Works seemingly tilting at procurement windmills, the state’s top elected Democrat said he’s taking some personal satisfaction from a new Republican governor who seems to be of a like mind when it comes to watching how state dollars are spent.

“My view is it’s a whole new day on the Board of Public Works and the ultimate beneficiaries will be the taxpayers of Maryland,” Franchot said following just his second board meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan.

Hogan, Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp Wednesday voted to defer six spending requests totaling nearly $50 million over questions about poorly explained cost increases or bidding processes.

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TED CRUZ: OBAMA HAS BECOME ‘AN APOLOGIST FOR RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS’

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz accused President Obama of being “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” on “The Kelly File”
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz accused President Obama of being “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” on “The Kelly File” Wednesday for his refusal to name radical Islam and stand up for its Christian and Jewish victims. (VIDEO: Ted Cruz: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Driven By ‘Photo-Ops And Press Releases’)

CRUZ: This is a president and administration that has turned a hard heart to the persecution and suffering of Christians abroad, to the persecution and suffering of Jews abroad. You look at the Christians– where is the president speaking up loudly and consistently for Pastor Sayid Abedini, an American in prison in Iran for expressing his faith? When Meriam Ibrahim was in Sudan, sentenced to 100 lashes and hanged by the neck until dead for her Christian faith, the president would not speak up.

Just a couple weeks ago the president made reference to the horrific terrorist attack in Paris where radical Islamists went into a kosher deli, and the president said it was a “random” act of violence. There’s nothing random about it! These were radical Islamists going to a kosher deli to target people because they were Jews and to murder them because of their Jewish faith.

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BREAKING NEWS: Dow rides Greece bailout deal to set record high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sets a record high, closing above 18,100 after Greece and eurozone finance ministers reach a deal to extend the country's financial rescue by four months.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to unveil his own chicken manure rules

As one of his first acts in office, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) halted implementation of new regulations that would limit the amount of chicken manure that farmers can spread on their fields as fertilizer — angering environmentalists and prompting lawmakers to propose legislation that would force the new rules into place.

One such bill will be the focus of a state Senate committee hearing that is scheduled for next week.

On Thursday, however, an aide to Hogan said the governor plans to unveil a revised version of the regulations on Monday — a day before the Senate hearing.

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In the Baltimore Evening Sun July 26, 1920

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a famous journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.
Mencken wrote the editorial below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 

On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

~ H.L. Mencken, in the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

So it was written, and so it has come to pass...

Tourists Flock To See Frozen Niagara Falls

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Arctic cold temperatures are helping to create incredibly beautiful sights including freezing part of Niagara Falls.

Tourists and photographers alike are lining up to capture pictures of the famed falls encased in ice.

Photographer Christine Hess took this incredible photo of the American side of the falls which is mostly frozen.

The way crews light up the falls at night only helps to add to the incredible scene.

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OCPD RELEASES 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

The Ocean City Police Department is pleased to present the 2014 Annual Report to the citizens of Ocean City. In the report, you will find highlights that our department experienced in the past year, an overview of the accomplishments of each division, crime statistics and much more.

An electronic copy of the report can be found at http://oceancitymd.gov/pdf/PoliceAnnualReport.pdf

George Will Just Slammed Obama Only As George Will Can

Dustin Mills: A Comment Worthy Of A Post

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post " Salisbury Independent - Liberal Left Wing Trying t...":

I agree with you Joe about Dustin Mills being a Turncoat with the Conservatives on this JMB fiasco. Dustin Mill started a Facebook page to get support for the sports fields. This is what it says.

"We support JMB Phase 3, an athletic complex for Wicomico County that will provide a complete educational experience and a sense of pride in our community."

How in Sam Hell will an educational complex provide a complete education experience for any student in high school. Dustin Mills is a complete idiot and I thought he was a better person than that. You can look at him now and tell that he wasn't to bright. He majored in Phys Ed obviously. LMFAO.

Some of his followers Save Phase 3 are a BIG F'N JOKE as well.

Little Dustin's Followers:
Jacob Day
Stevie Prettyman
Ron Pagano
Jamie Heater
Greg Bassett
Susan Parker

Need I go on! LMAO the rest of the supporters clicked like just because he invited them. I think it is backfiring on him though.

Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her husband's political career.

U.S. District Judge James Spencer sentenced McDonnell on eight public corruption counts. The couple had been found guilty of doing favors for a nutritional supplements executive in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans. Prosecutors had asked for an 18-month sentence for the former first lady. Defense attorneys requested probation and 4,000 hours of community service.

Fighting back tears, McDonnell apologized to her family and Virginians and said she takes full responsibility.

"I would ask in your sentence today that you consider the punishment I've already received," she said. "My marriage is broken, my family is hurting and my reputation is in shatters."

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Michelle Obama’s secret annual Aspen ski trip exposed after her motorcade was permitted to sneak around a car accident

Can’t have royalty wait for an accident to be cleared like the riff raff have to, can we? This whole freaking family is out of touch in the extreme with everyone but their sorry selves. Notice how the Obamas don’t vacation together much? Obama was off playing three days of golf, over Valentine’s Day no less. He golfed while 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians lost their heads on the sands of Tripoli. Mooch and offspring skied while 2 where shot and killed in Copenhagen by those radical Muslims they just can’t bring themselves to name. But I’ll bet the slopes were killer.

From the Daily Mail:

While President Obama flew to California for a few rounds of golf this weekend, his wife and daughters headed to Aspen for a secret trip – but it didn’t stay secret for long.

The trio arrived in Colorado on Friday and would’ve stayed under the radar had it not been for a car crash and some eagle-eyed Instagrammers.

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Oh, This Is Good!!!!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post " Yeah Ireton & Fredericksen, You're Prepared For St...":

"That's MAYOR IRETON and DR FREDERICKSON. Show some respect asshole".

Publishers Notes: ROTFLMAO! It's been a really busy day, so thank you for the laugh. Really, I mean that. 

Did Marco Polo Have It Right?


20 Reasons It Will Be Great To Replace Obama With a Republican in 2016

1) It’ll finally give Obama a chance to pursue his real passion, golf.

2) And it will also give Joe Biden a chance to pursue his lifelong passion: chasing squirrels.

3) Al Sharpton will have to start paying his taxes again.

4) We’ll finally have someone in office who doesn’t think it’s a good thing when more Americans end up out of jobs and on the dole.

5) Forcing public school kids to eat kale and tofu dogs will suddenly drop way down the priority scale for the President of the United States.

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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say

The son and brother of the last two Republican presidents vowed to be his "own man" in a foreign policy speech Wednesday. But he failed to outline a plan to deal with a major focus of those previous two Bush foreign policies: Iraq.

Likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke and took questions for more than an hour at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He addressed trade deals with Asia and Latin America, support for Ukraine, pushing democracy in Cuba, stopping nuclear proliferation, fighting the so-called Islamic State — even the revolution in Tunisia.

But on Iraq, the closest he came to a plan was conceding that George W. Bush's administration erred in its conduct of the war and accusing President Obama of encouraging the rise of ISIS by withdrawing U.S. troops from the country too soon.

"There were mistakes made in Iraq, for sure. Using the intelligence capability that everybody embraced about weapons of mass destruction turns out to not be accurate. Not creating an environment of security after the successful taking out of Hussein was a mistake," Bush said, then he praised his brother's "surge" of troops to stabilize Iraq in 2007 as an act of political courage.

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Hypocrisy Alert! ‘Anti-Gun’ Attorney and Activist David Malik Arrested at Cleveland Hopkins Airport in Possession of Gun and Ammo

What a shocker… another Liberal anti-gun activist gets caught with a gun and ammo. Bad Progressive! My belief is the Marxist Progressives want the guns taken away from Americans so they are more ‘easily controlled.’ These elitists believe laws don’t apply to them – they are for the riff raff, the masses. They also know that guns are the very best protection out there and that the world utopia they are crafting is making the world and America more and more dangerous each day that passes. Guns also allow for independence and they just can’t have that. Thus, they become closet gun packers and owners. Time to come out of the closet boys and girls – if guns are for thee, then they are for me.

From Gateway Pundit:

Guns-for-me-but-not-for-thee hypocrisy on full display from the anti-gunner attorney, David Malik, when arrested for possession of guns and ammo in his travel bag at the airport.

The Examiner reports the following and reminds the readers of other anti-gun progressive hypocrites:

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Delmar officials hear the case for funding schools, sidewalks and crossing guards

Dr. David Ring, school superintendent, attended the most recent Delmar (Md.) meeting to make the case for a referendum on school improvements and an operational budget increase. In the shadow of the then-impending referendum vote, much of the conversation was diverted to that topic.

Ring did invite the board as well as members of the community to attend the informational meeting beginning 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the school district offices. The two question referendum will be put to a vote at a special election 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in the district office board room.

The commissioners asked Ring about the possibility of adding an additional crossing guard somewhere along State Street to try and better contend with the number of students who cross at various places along the road.

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Despite Obama Wasting $39 Billion on Solar Energy, Only .5% of Our Power Comes From Solar

Despite the fact that Obama has thrown over $39 billion in our tax money at the solar energy industry, America still only gets a tiny .5 percent of its energy from solar. Yet Obama wants to keep throwing billions more of our tax dollars at this non-existent energy source.

As Obama and his minions spend the week idiotically claiming that giving jobs to ISIS terrorists will solve the Islamic terror that has been going on since well before the 1400s, we find some of the massive waste he has perpetrated right here in the USA.

Despite receiving an estimated $39 billion in annual government subsidies over the past five years, the solar energy industry accounted for just one half of one percent (0.5%) of all the electricity generated in the U.S. during the first 10 months of 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Between January and October of last year, the U.S. produced a total of 3,431,473 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. But only 15,973 million kWh were generated by solar thermal or photovoltaic (PV) solar modules that use semiconducting materials to convert sunlight into electricity, according to EIA’s latest Monthly Energy Review.

The amount of solar power generated last year was up from the 9,252 million kWh produced in 2013, but still remained a tiny fraction of the nation’s total power generated in 2014 despite billions of dollars in subsidies spent on hundreds of solar programs at the federal, state and local level.

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A Viewer Writes: Thank You

Joe, I personally would like to thank you for the service you provide to this community. 

I am handicapped and I rely on the news and information I receive to provide me with advanced warning of inclement weather. You posted this storm information about a week ago and with that information I was able to prepare for the worst case scenario, (go shopping, run a backup generator test, reschedule my lab work for today, etc.) and was ready for the storm by Friday evening. 

SBYNEWS WAS THE ONLY NEWS OUTLET HERE ON THE SHORE TO GIVE US THIS MUCH WARNING. 

Thank you so much, it means a lot to your many followers.

Salisbury News is my main source for news and information here on the shore. 

Thank you.

Networks in Obama’s Pocket on Immigration

Next time someone criticizes Fox News to you, show them this. It’s why Fox News exists.

ATLANTA GAY ONLY SCHOOL, PRE-K THRU GRADE 12, WILL DISCRIMINATE AGAINST STRAIGHT KIDS

In Atlanta, Ga., a small and dedicated group of organizers is busily creating the city’s first and only private school especially for gay — or lesbian, or bisexual or transgender — kids as young as pre-kindergarten.

The full-time school will be called Pride School Atlanta, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports.

Organizers are still trying to raise sufficient funds, but they hope to open the school’s doors in the fall of 2015. Tuition is projected to be $12,000 per year for each student.

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Optimist better Living Expo

TGIF and the Better Living Expo is here! You ask what will I be doing this weekend.....staying warm while I visit all the over 100 terrific home improvement exhibitors, community organizations and arts & crafts entrepreneurs at the annual Optimist Better Living Expo, Arts & Crafts show right here in Salisbury!

In addition to that, a stage features live entertainment throughout the weekend, including music and dance performances, as well as talks and demonstrations on subjects ranging from exercise and safety to martial arts and home improvements. There also will be children’s activities and plenty of family fun.

Expo hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1 on Friday and $4 on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are good all weekend. All proceeds support Optimist programs for youth in the community.

Frigid Weather Leads To Spike In Frozen Pipe Incidents; Several Area Restaurants Hit With Damage

OCEAN CITY — Persistent frigid weather over the last week or so has resulted in hundreds of incidents of frozen water pipes bursting and flooding residences and businesses, including a couple that will be forced to close for a couple of weeks.

Late last week and through last weekend, temperatures around the resort area rarely if ever got above the freezing mark and many of the days saw high temperatures in the teens. Through mid-week, temperatures rose slightly, but a winter storm dropped about six inches of snow on the area Tuesday, complicating the issue. Late this week, another blast of arctic air has arrived in the area, resulting in the same extreme drops in temperature.

As a result, the area has seen hundreds of cases of frozen pipes bursting and flooding residences and businesses with no relief in sight. Ocean City Communications Director Jessica Waters said on Wednesday there had been over 200 reported cases of frozen pipes bursting in the resort alone, including 37 from Monday to Wednesday.

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BREAKING NEWS: ObamaCare tax glitch

The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes, Fox News confirms .

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The Amazing Story of the Delmar School District

Betrayal Papers: Under Obama The US Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies.

The five-part series will present a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State.

The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate).

They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama.
The violence in the Middle East and across North Africa is a direct consequence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s effective control over American foreign policy in the region.

They operate through various “civic” front groups, as well as through American institutions who take their money as operational funding (Georgetown University, Brookings Institution).

Homeless Tier III Sex Offender Notification

Patrick J. Monceaux, 40 of Georgetown, DE
5'06" tall, 157 lbs.
White male, blond hair, blue eyes

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Kentucky Police Department Issues Arrest Warrant For Frozen's Queen Elsa


We hope the Disney kingdom of Arendelle has a “no exceptions” policy when it comes to extradition, because Queen Elsa is wanted in the state of Kentucky.

It may sound like a joke, but it isn’t. The Harlan City Police Department, of Kentucky, has issued an official warrant for the Frozen princess’ arrest. The crime? Plunging the otherwise mild midwestern city into an arctic wasteland.

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DEEP CREEK DUNK ORGANIZERS URGE CAUTION DUE TO IMPENDING STORM

(McHENRY, MD) – A forecast of heavy snow followed by an icy mix in Western Maryland counties tomorrow is causing organizers of the Deep Creek Dunk to urge caution and even reconsideration for all those intending to travel to Garrett County for the event.

As of this morning, weather forecasts are calling for up to a foot of snow in Garrett County tomorrow. Snowfall is predicted to begin in the morning and continue through the day, followed by an icy mix as temperatures finally begin to warm into the 30’s in the evening. Snow is also predicted for all Western Maryland counties along the route most take to reach the Maryland State Police/Natural Resources Police Deep Creek Dunk site in McHenry, Md.

The law enforcement and Special Olympics Maryland personnel organizing the Deep Creek Dunk are issuing this alert to all those considering traveling to the event tomorrow. Despite the valiant efforts of state and county highway crews, road conditions are expected to be, at best, challenging throughout the day. Those planning to drive to the Dunk from outside Garrett County tomorrow are urged to rethink and possibly cancel their plans to attend.

“Our paramount concern is for the safety of everyone planning to attend the Deep Creek Dunk,” Special Olympics President and CEO Jim Schmutz said. “We do not want anyone to risk their safety by traveling to the Dunk in hazardous conditions. We deeply appreciate the support thousands have already shown through their donations and their willingness to participate in the Dunk. However, we would rather you reconsider your plans to attend than place yourself in potential jeopardy due to another winter storm.”

Historical Christian Toy Shatters World Record By Selling Out in Only 72 Hours

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Popular German toy company Playmobil, has released a unique, new figurine. The toy of Protestant Reformation minister, Martin Luther, has shattered sales records. The historical figure is the fastest-selling model the company has ever produced.

Playmobil sold out of the 34,000 first edition of the Martin Luther figurine in less than 72 hours.

Spokesperson Anna Ermann told DW:

“That's absolutely the fastest we’ve ever experienced.”

The popular toy features Martin Luther holding a quill and a German-language Bible.

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Seattle Physics Teacher Requires Students To Learn About White Privilege

Out of line! Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle has decided that his Physics students do not know enough about white privilege.

Seattle high school teacher Moses Rifkin is going to make sure his students learn all about white privilege this year in his physics class.
Unreal.

Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle has decided that his Physics students do not know enough about white privilege.

Mr. Rifkin’s lesson will ask students to look at African American scientists of the past. The assignment asks the question, “Why, percentage-wise, are there dramatically fewer black physicists than black Americans? Is it because black students are not interested in physics? Not capable? Something else?”

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Rev. Graham: ‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? … The Storm is Coming’

The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?”

“Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?” he asked.

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Get Out Of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ And See A Real Love Story

It would be foolish — not to mention downright stupid — to stand between tens of millions of lusty American women and their favorite Hollywood S&M fantasy:

“Fifty Shades of Grey.”

And I don’t want get trampled, or worse.

But for those who aren’t into the bondage-as-romance thing, I’ve decided to help with The John Kass Approved List of Non-S&M Romantic Movies. No whips, riding crops, restraints or handcuffs required.

Since it is a list of love stories, not tales of domination and submission, all you need are handkerchiefs for sharing happy cries together. Maybe some gelato, too.

Whether I like it or not, women are buying “Fifty Shades” tickets like mad. The erotic thriller raked in more than $80 million at the box office in its first weekend, with women heading to the theaters in wild girlfriend packs.

“Oh, ‘Fifty Shades,’ really? I’m going to waste my time with that?” said our friend Martha on the way to dinner the other night. “Isn’t it like ‘Twilight’ for old people?”

Another friend, Alejandra, said she had no intention of seeing the movie. She said she threw out the book as it depressed her.

“I threw it in the garbage, and it was sad. It was like reading an instruction manual.”

And young women in the elevator said men should just back off.

“Men should stay home,” said a young woman. “We don’t want you with us. It’s a girl’s night out thing. We want to be out alone!”

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Freedom Of Speech Under Attack On Campus!

This Is the Number One Source of Stress in America

Money is the top source of stress in our lives, beating out work, family responsibilities, and health concerns. That’s according to the new Stress In America survey, conducted by Harris Poll for the American Psychological Association.

This news isn’t super shocking—money has been the top stressor since the APA started conducting its annual survey in 2007. But this year’s results show that our money worries could also be harming our health. One in five say they’ve skipped or considered skipping a visit to the doctor when they needed health care in the past year because of financial factors. And almost a third (32%) say that lack of money prevents them from living a healthy lifestyle.

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Teen Sexuality Conference Teaches Kids To Do Meth

Ummm YAY for Oregon! They proudly hold a sexuality conference for adolescents annually. This year it looks like they’re training the kids how to use drugs like meth safely, I just can’t make this stuff up. Don’t be concerned mom and dad they ALSO teach your kid how to reduce the risks when using meth like “Don’t overdo it… Watch your intake; Don’t share works (needles, tuters); Eat. Drink water; Sleep. Allow your body to recover.”
The Adolescent Sexuality Conference is held each April in Seaside, Oregon. The theme for the 2014 edition was “Building Blocks of Youth Sexual Health”, and they say about 25% of the attendees are youth. Their webpage says the conference:

“Is for educators, health personnel, administrators, counselors, social and youth service workers, parents, clergy, teen parent program staff, teens, community members and others who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in addressing adolescent sexuality issues. Emphasis is on covering a wide spectrum of adolescent sexuality topics.”

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Why Republicans Might Want to Rethink Their Victory Lap on Immigration

Republicans, especially some of the potential 2016 presidential candidates, were quick to claim a victory this week after a judge in Texas ordered a temporary halt to some of President Obama’s controversial immigration actions.

"The Texas court decision reached last night is a major turning point in the fight to stop Obama's lawless amnesty," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday. "This is a major victory for the rule of law; the District Court's ruling states that President Obama must now stop implementing these policies in 'any and all aspects.'”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal added: "Louisiana joined this lawsuit [that 26 states filed against Obama] because what the president is doing to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens is unconstitutional, and we’re glad the court agreed.

“On his own volition, President Obama ignored the law and the will of the American people.”

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State workers offered $15K in voluntary separation program

Gov. Larry Hogan this week offered state employees $15,000 to leave their jobs, part of a cost-saving plan he announced earlier this year to shrink the government workforce.

State employees received a letter Tuesday detailing the offer of a lump sum plus $200 for every year of service if they choose to leave their jobs at the end of April. They have three weeks to decide whether to take deal.

The day after he took office, Hogan announced his intention to save $30 million in next year's budget through a voluntary separation program, but did not provide details until Thursday. Hogan's plan continues a proposal of the O'Malley administration, which sought saving another $37.5 million in this year's budget through buy-outs and eliminating vacant positions

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Thank God It's Friday 2-20-15

What will you be doing this weekend?

Ireton Supports Fredericksen on School Decision

Salisbury – Mayor James Ireton, Jr. today voiced his support of Wicomico Superintendent of Schools John Fredericksen’s decision to keep schools closed again on Friday. 

In a statement released this past Monday, February 16th, Mayor Ireton anticipated the difficulty of cleaning the City’s 350 lane miles of streets after the storm, stating, “After the snow ceases to fall, cold temperatures will be the main concern for the continued plowing and improvement in road conditions.  With nighttime temperatures below 10 degrees, it may take the remainder of the week for road conditions to return to normal.”

Again today, the Mayor addressed the condition of City roads, and voiced his support for Dr. Fredericksen.  “As the week has progressed, temperatures have remained very low, with wind chills hitting negative digits,” said the Mayor.  “My biggest concern is the safety of students.  Dr. Fredericksen has made the decision to keep children out of the cold, and to give County and City roads another day to improve.  I applaud his decision, and I support it 100 percent.”


In Brief:
  • Mayor Ireton supports Dr. Fredericksen’s decision to keep schools closed on Friday because it is the correct choice to keep kids safe.
  • Snow emergency routes receive the most attention because that’s how emergency vehicles get to you.
  • Salt will not melt ice at temperatures below 20° F.
  • With the first calendar day of spring over a month away, the possibility of more winter weather is very real.

Are You Ready For Total Currency War?

On February 18, 1943, German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivered a rousing speech at the Berlin Sportpalast, asking the German people, "Sind Sie bereit für totalen Krieg?" or "Are you ready for total War?" Germany had planned for Blitzkrieg and a short war and was unprepared for a world war as the combined military forces of the United States, England and the Soviet Union crushed the Reich relentlessly and systematically. Although the people and economy rallied in defense of Germany, total war only prolonged the horrors of war and delayed their inevitable defeat.

Today, 72 years later, another quasi-fascist empire formerly at the pinnacle of world economic power is being taken over, this time on the economic front, by China and the BRICs. Yet it retains the ability to project military power on every continent, with troops deployed in over 150 countries, and is involved simultaneously in regions ranging from Europe and the Ukraine, across the Middle East and Africa to the nations in Asia surrounding China.

The leadership of most foreign vassal states are threatened, bought off or blackmailed into doing the empire's bidding lest they be overthrown and replaced through covert black-ops that often masquerade as homegrown domestic uprisings like the Arab Spring or the Ukraine coup in 2014.

Icy Roads

Just to let your readers know, between Rd 504 (Jersey Rd) and Horsey Church Rd on 54 there is a long stretch of ice on the road. 

After pulling my son out of the ditch he informed me that there were 3 other cars that were in the ditch before I arrived.

WHY WE LIVE IN THE SOUTH

Emergency room visits

13,000 people go to the emergency room each year from the golf course.

Who exactly, is Loretta Lynch?

Curious circumstances, if that? Hmmmm!

They have started investigating Loretta Lynch, Obama's pick for Attorney-General and immediately they could see an interesting and unnerving connection. It appears that when Loretta Lynch started at Harvard, she co-founded an African-American only Sorority and there was only one other girl in this sorority, Sharon Malone.

The name rings a bell...

The name of the wife of the current, corrupt AG, Eric Holder, is Sharon Malone; and she is the sister of a known civil rights activist leader Vivien Malone -Jones (one of 2 black students who enrolled in the all white University of Alabama).

They checked the age: both were born in 1959 and both went to Harvard at the same time. There were very few African-American students in Harvard in 1977-1981, so it is rather certain that Loretta Lynch is an old college Friend of Sharon Malone, the wife of the current AG, Eric Holder!!

Why is this connection important? Holder will inevitably be investigated by Congress for totally lawless gun-trafficking to Mexican drug cartels in Fast And Furious, the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, the DOJ, NSA, EPA, FEC and other scandals.Most importantly, AG Holder covered up Obama's use of a Stolen CT Social Security number (Harrison J. Bounel 042-68-4425) and Obama's use of several different bogus IDs.

It seems that a long time college friend of Holder's wife was picked up as a gate-keeper by Obama to continue all of the cover up actions by Holder and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, to shield Holder and Obama from criminal prosecution.

Remember -- Loretta Lynch, Obama's pick for Attorney-General.

Isn't it amazing how all the pieces to the Obama Puzzle are out there and as we are now seeing after this length of time they are finally coming together ............. equally as amazing is how gutless our Republican lawmakers are in pointing out these issues in their hearings and in advising their constituents. We have become a third world country led by criminals.

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Just think who is entertaining the current now generation??!

DO YOU REMEMBER THESE MEN?
 

I can only send this to people our age, (well close to our age) since most of today’'s younger people don't have any idea who these men were and that's a pity.
 

George Gobel comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilots. Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said "the Japs didn't get past us.
 

Sterling Hayden , US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Silver Star.
 

James Stewart , US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
 

Ernest Borgnine , US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941, re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor.
 

Ed McMahon , US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
 

Telly Savalas , US Army.
 

Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
 

Steve Forrest , US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.
 

Jonathan Winters , USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa.
 

Paul Newman , US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.
 

Kirk Douglas , US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.
 

Robert Mitchum , US Army.
 

Dale Robertson , US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
 

Henry Fonda , US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
 

John Carroll , US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.
 

Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.
 

Art Carney , US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.
 

Wayne Morris , US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.
 

Rod Steiger , US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
 

Tony Curtis , US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan.
 

Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
 

Forrest Tucker , US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.
 

Robert Montgomery , US Navy.
 

George Kennedy , US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in sixteen years.
 
Mickey Rooney , US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.
 

Denver Pyle , US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Medically discharged.
 

Burgess Meredith , US Army Air Corps.
 

DeForest Kelley , US Army Air Corps.
 

Robert Stack , US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
 

Neville Brand , US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
 

Tyrone Power , US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
 

Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians.
 

Danny Aiello , US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
 

James Arness , US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.
 

Efram Zimbalist, Jr ., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.
 

Mickey Spillane , US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
 

Rod Serling . US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.
 

Gene Autry , US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater.
 

Wiliam Holden , US Army Air Corps.
 

Alan Hale Jr , US Coast Guard.
 

Harry Dean Stanton , US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.
 

Russell Johnson , US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines.
 

William Conrad , US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.
 

Jack Klugman , US Army.
 

Frank Sutton , US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor
.

Jackie Coogan , US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
 

Tom Bosley , US Navy.
 

Claude Akins , US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and the Philippines.
 

Chuck Connors , US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
 

Harry Carey Jr ., US Navy.
 

Mel Brooks , US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
 

Robert Altman , US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.
 

Pat Hingle , US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
 

Fred Gwynne , US Navy. Radioman.
 

Karl Malden , US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.
 

Earl Holliman . US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when the Navy found out.
 

Rock Hudson , US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.
 

Harvey Korman , US Navy.
 

Aldo Ray . US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.
 

Don Knotts , US Army, Pacific Theater.
 

Don Rickles , US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
 

Harry Dean Stanton , US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.
 

Robert Stack , US Navy. Gunnery Instructor.
 
Soupy Sales , US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.
 

Lee Van Cleef , US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
 

Clifton James , US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
 

Ted Knight , US Army, Combat Engineers.
 

Jack Warden , US Navy, 1 938-1942 , then US Army, 1 942-1945 . 101st Airborne Division.
 

Don Adams . US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.
 
James Gregory , US Navy and US Marines.
 

Brian Keith , US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
 

Fess Parker , US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.
 

Charles Durning . US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
 

Raymond Burr , US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.
 

Hugh O'Brian , US Marines.
 

Robert Ryan , US Marines.
 

Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.
 

Cark Gable , US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe.
 

Charles Bronson , US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.
 

Peter Graves , US Army Air Corps.
 

Buddy Hackett , US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
 

Victor Mature , US Coast Guard.
 

Jack Palance , US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
 

Robert Preston , US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
 

Cesar Romero , US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
 

Norman Fell , US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.
 

Jason Robards , US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
 

Steve Reeves , US Army, Philippines.
 

Dennis Weaver , US Navy. Pilot.
 

Robert Taylor , US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
 

Randolph Scott . Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.
 

Ronald Reagan . US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
 

John Wayne . Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.

And of course we have Audie Murphy , America's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.
 

My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort. Like millions of Americans during the WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn't question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw. They took it as their "responsibility", their "duty" to Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come. As a member of that "First" generation, I'm forever humbly in their debt.


And then there is Obummer !!!!!!!