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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Martin O'Malley mocks Hillary Clinton's 'inevitable' nomination

Hillary Clinton may be the presumptive Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, but she is by no means the party's 'inevitable' nominee, a likely challenger said Thursday.

'Maybe that's the way it is today,' former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' program.

'Most years there is the inevitable frontrunner. And that inevitable frontrunner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable,' he added.

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DICK ACT of 1902 . . . CAN'T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN)

THE TRUMP CARD ENACTED BY CONGRESS FURTHER ASSERTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT AS UNOUTCHABLE

The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.

The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard.

Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, "the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United States."

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Mysterious Spy Cameras At Post Offices

DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared.

FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.

The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door, employee entrance, or loading dock areas of the post office.

An alert customer first noticed the data collection device, hidden inside a utilities box, around Thanksgiving 2014. It stayed in place, taking photos through the busy Christmas holidays and into mid-January.

Managers inside the post office tell FOX31 Denver they were unaware customers were being photographed outside and that the surveillance was not part of the building’s security monitoring.

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Audio Annoyances

Last week, The New York Times published an essay from Barron H. Lerner, a primary care physician who described his struggle with misophonia, an irritating condition in which “certain sounds can drive someone into a burst of rage or disgust.”
 
Perhaps you or someone you know is also driven up the wall by the sound of say, knuckles cracking or incessant sniffling. 
 
If this sounds familiar, you may be pleased to know that, when Dr. Lerner asked readers to submit their own biggest audio annoyances, food-related noises ranked among the top five most annoying sounds.
 
Knuckle cracking rankled 8 percent of readers, nail clipping disgusted 10 percent, and nose sniffling distressed a solid 17 percent of readers.
 
Finally, however, the top two spots were reserved for food-based audio.
 
Gum snapping drove 18 percent of people crazy, while the final, most rage-inducing noise was soup slurping, which plagued one in four readers, or 25 percent.
 
The Times has also provided short audio clips of these sounds, if, for some reason, you need to test yourself. 

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Navy SEAL who shot and killed Bin Laden is offered a job at Fox News

Fox News has hired the former Navy SEAL who is believed to have shot and killed Osama Bin Laden as a contributor.

Former Team Six leader Rob O'Neill will offer military expertise and analysis across various daytime and primetime programs, the network announced.

The decorated ex-solider, who has been involved in more than 400 combat missions and deployed a dozen times, was profiled in the channel's documentary The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, last year.

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LaRouche: O'Malley is Right about Glass-Steagall

Since last Friday, March 6, in Concord, New Hampshire, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has been pressing his exploratory bid for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination around the central issue of the restoration of Franklin Roosevelt's Glass-Steagall law of 1933, overturned in 1999.

Milwaukee Police Chief Practically Blames Obama for Shootings

Obama, Selma, and Anti-Communism as Racism

When Rudy Giuliani dared to name Frank Marshall Davis (Communist Party card no. 47544) as an influence on a young Obama, liberals ripped their garments and wailed “blasphemy!” Rudy’s unpardonable sin reminded them of all sorts of noxious behavior. And in some cases, it reminded liberals of -- what else? -- racism.

“This week’s race to the bottom, led by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is proving why Americans are learning to hate politics and the media,” stated Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Giuliani even used an old racial dog whistle of the Civil Rights era, communism.”

To illustrate Rudy’s effrontery, Todd played a clip of this blatant display of racism: “[Obama’s] grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis,” said Rudy, “who was a communist.”

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Grandmother Bravely Stands Up To ISIS Telling Them To Stop

Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violations

RALEIGH, N.C. — The truck driver whose failure to maneuver an oversized rig through a railroad crossing derailed an Amtrak train and injured 55 people this week is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations, court records show.

John Devin Black, 43, has been cited for at least a dozen traffic violations, including speeding and driving with a revoked license multiple times, according to records reviewed and confirmed by The Associated Press.

In Illinois, Black was arrested in December 2012 and charged with exceeding the permitted weight limit on his load. He was quickly released on a $177 secured bond, but then failed to appear in court the following month.

Black also served prison time in 1997 after being convicted of felony child abuse in North Carolina, and his other criminal convictions include assaulting a woman, violating a domestic violence protective order, and repeatedly writing worthless checks.

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Hillary Suffers From 'Clinton Privilege'

Hillary Clinton suffers from "Clinton privilege" — an expectation of entitlement, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said Thursday on "The Five."

"It's like white privilege," Gutfeld said. "You feel like you're entitled to everything that you want."

In Clinton's case, she believes she is entitled to the presidency, Gutfeld said, explaining, "The White House is the pony that she was promised … for letting this young man, Barack Obama, go first. Remember, she deserved it, but she let him go. This was the deal, and she's ticked off."

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No One Read Hillary’s Emails Before Deleting Them

(Breitbart) -- Looks like we’ve got our answer to one of the lingering questions I listed after Hillary Clinton’s train-wreck press conference! It was Question Number 8, to be exact:

Clinton insists that the 30,000 emails she has deleted – purportedly about half of the correspondence stored on her server – was personal in nature. Who made that determination, and what criteria were used? Even if her claims are taken at face value, it seems unlikely Clinton herself reviewed the messages one at a time. Who assisted her in this task, and what security clearance did they possess?

The answer, courtesy of Time: nobody read the emails before deleting them.

For more than a year after she left office in 2013, she did not transfer work-related email from her private account to the State Department. She commissioned a review of the 62,320 messages in her account only after the department–spurred by the congressional investigation–asked her to do so.

And this review did not involve opening and reading each email; instead, Clinton’s lawyers created a list of names and keywords related to her work and searched for those. Slightly more than half the total cache–31,830 emails–did not contain any of the search terms, according to Clinton’s staff, so they were deemed to be “private, personal records.”

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"10-year old pulls gun on woman in Philly"

D.C. firefighters accused of assaulting police officers in 2 separate incidents

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Two D.C. firefighters—one a rookie, the other a veteran hailed as a hero after nearly losing his life in a fire—are under arrest for two separate incidents. Both are accused of assaulting a police officer, among other charges.

On Tuesday evening D.C. police say a dark sedan was speeding down Anacostia Road. Its back passenger door was open and someone was trying to jump out. The car sped through a stop sign—nearly striking two pedestrians—before running a red light. When officers finally stopped the vehicle on Croffut Place SE and tried to arrest the driver, police say he “… head butted and kicked Officer Roccato in the shin and chest.”

Richard Kirkpatrick, a rookie D.C. firefighter, was arrested.

In a separate incident Saturday night, Anne Arundel County Police responded to a call for a fight at the Irish Channel pub in Gambrills, Md. over a bar tab. Police arrested Charles “Chuck” Ryan, a veteran D.C. firefighter who was severely burned battling a house fire in 2011.

Police say Ryan was “… assaulting the officer by kicking his legs … Ryan verbally threatened the officer and made racially disparaging remarks …”

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Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release 3-14-15

The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team initiated a joint heroin distribution investigation with the Delaware State Police

FCC Cites Soros-Funded Group 46 Times In New Regs

New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist.

The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

“Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003.

As Phil Kerpen, president of the free-market group American Commitment, first noted, Free Press is mentioned repeatedly in the FCC document. Most of the references are found in footnotes which cite comments by Free Press activists supporting more internet regulation.

One argument made against the FCC’s regulatory push is that the general public is largely happy with its internet service. Support for net neutrality was seen as the domain of special interest groups like Free Press.

The activist group has big money behinds its effort. It has received $2.2 million in donations from progressive billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and $3.9 million from the Ford Foundation.

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Sen. Vitter Introduces Bill to 'Prevent Birthright Tourism'

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is trying once again to advance legislation that would confer American citizenship on babies born in the United States only if those children are born to U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.

Vitter said the amendment, attached to the Victims of Trafficing Act, would "prevent the practice of birthright tourism," where foreigners come to the U.S. for the express purpose of securing American citizenship for their babies.

“It’s astounding that we’re allowing foreign citizens to exploit the loopholes of our immigration system in this manner, and Congress has the obligation to stop it,” Vitter said. “This practice comes down to a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment, and we can stop the massive problem with some simple clarification.”

The 14th Amendment states that citizenship extends to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

Vitter's legislation would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent children born in the U.S. of foreign national parents from gaining automatic U.S. citizenship unless one of the parents is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national, (2) a lawful permanent resident, or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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You just can't make this up!

Police arrest father and son in driveway paving scam
Arrest warrant issued for third related suspect

Howard County police have arrested a father and son in connection with a driveway paving scam that occurred last month in Laurel. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect and are seeking the public’s help in locating him.

Paul Frank, 48, and his son, Spanky Frank, 19, have each been charged with four counts of selling home improvements without a license and acting as a contractor without a license. They were arrested March 11 in Prince George’s County without incident. An arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect, Ace Frank, 22, (family relationship unknown) on the same charges. While all three Franks have permanent residences out of state, police believe they have been staying at a residence in the 8600 block of Contee Road in Laurel.

A Murderous Mob Incited by Holder and Obama

Two police officers in Ferguson, MO were shot at a protest early Thursday against alleged racism in the department and the city itself. It was not enough that the chief of police had just resigned. It was not enough that a local judge had quit. It was not enough that the Department of Justice had exonerated former officer Darren Wilson. No–the mob, told by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that Ferguson was still guilty of racism, wanted “justice.”

The violence is the direct result of incitement by the federal government on the basis of trumped-up accusations, based on the faulty notion that a city that enforces traffic tickets vigorously as a means of raising revenue is inherently racist. (By that standard, my own ultra-progressive town of Santa Monica, California would be akin to a Ku Klux Klan headquarters.)

Racist emails discovered from a few employees implicated those individuals alone–but Obama and Holder wanted more.

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Fake IRS Agents In Huge Tax Scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

More than 3,000 people have fallen for the ruse since 2013, Timothy Camus, a Treasury deputy inspector general for tax administration, said Thursday.

The scam has claimed victims in almost every state, Camus said. One unidentified victim lost more than $500,000.

"The criminals do not discriminate. They are calling people everywhere, of all income levels and backgrounds," Camus told the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing. "The number of complaints we have received about this scam make it the largest, most pervasive impersonation scam in the history of our agency."

The scam is so widespread that investigators believe there is more than one group of perpetrators, including some overseas.

Camus said even he received a call from one of the scammers at his home on a Saturday. He said he had a stern message for the caller: "Your day will come."

So far, Camus said, two people in Florida have been arrested. They were accused of being part of a scam that involved people in call centers in India contacting U.S. taxpayers and pretending to be IRS agents.

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OC Chamber Job Fair returns April 4 to conv. center

Ocean City has to work in summer and for that to happen plenty of people need to be hired into Ocean City establishments.

When the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s Job Fair debuted in 1985, the ideas were fairly simple: hiring people to staff restaurants, bars and the hotels that dominated the scene at that time.

But in the past 30 years the game has changed. A small yet significant portion of the jobs are professional, attendance has grown tenfold from the first year’s 400-600 attendees, organizers said and the fair has added educational and training services to the menu.

“The neat thing about this event in the 8 years I’ve been here … I’ve seen it evolve from just the summer jobs into the go-to place for employers for not just seasonal but year-round employment as well,” chamber Executive Director Melanie Pursel said.

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Peregrine Falcons Get a Webcam

(Baltimore, Md)- Peregrine Falcons almost went extinct in North America in the 1970's, but since then they have been recovering.

The city of Baltimore has worked with five other foundations to make a falcon cam possible.

This falcon cam streams live to the Chesapeake Conservancy's website, so you can watch the birds come in and out from there nest on top of the 100 Light Street building in Baltimore.

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Ex-lawmaker convicted in child porn case says he was sexually abused as kid

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who is awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges, ran away from home as a child to escape sexual abuse and was later raped by a man who took him in off the streets of New York, his lawyer said in a court filing Thursday.

Farnham, 67, an Elgin Democrat, faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison after pleading guilty to online trading of thousands of images and videos of child pornography depicting victims as young as toddlers. Federal sentencing guidelines call for up to about 15 years behind bars.

In seeking the minimum sentence, Farnham's attorney, Terry Ekl, detailed for the first time the former legislator's traumatic upbringing in a small town in Maine, where he was allegedly sexually abused between the ages of 6 and 10 by a boy older than him.

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State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Lewes

Lewes, DE - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early this morning.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. this morning, Saturday March 14, 2015, as Nicholas J. Lank, 34 of Harbeson, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US9) just east of Nassau Commons Boulevard. Isidro Bautista-Rosales, 21 of Pittsville, Maryland, had just exited his vehicle that was parked on the westbound shoulder and for undetermined reasons began walking across the roadway. The Malibu then struck Bautista-Rosales in the eastbound lane causing him to land in the eastbound shoulder while the car was able to come to a controlled stop just east of the impact.

Isidro Bautista-Rosales was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where he was pronounced dead.

Nicholas Lank, who was properly restrained, was uninjured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor and no charges have been filed.

US9 in the area of Nassau Commons Boulevard was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Bishopville’s CP Cases ready to rock, roll, keep gear safe

Musicians living the rock-n-roll lifestyle may not care about much, but they do care about their instruments. As a minor part of the British Invasion, Peter Ross noticed that and founded a company, CP Cases, to produce high-quality shipping containers to ship musical instruments.

About a year ago, CP Cases made landfall on the Eastern Shore in Bishopville under the leadership of Bruce Blackway, the director of the U.S. branch. Earlier in the year, Blackway moved to a larger facility still in Bishopville to accommodate the expanding business and with the hope of being able to add employees.

Blackway retired a few years ago and, in his words, “hated it.” Ross was an old contact from his previous career and the two kept in touch after Blackway’s retirement. Blackway said Ross mentioned opening a shop in the United States and asked him if he would be interested. Blackway said he was relieved to hear the offer, but had to tell Ross he would be moving from his native Philadelphia to the Eastern Shore soon to be closer to his children. Blackway said Ross told him the company would be located wherever he was.

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THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS CLOSED!?

You won’t be able to navigate a boat at will in the upper Chesapeake Bay area through April 15. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has designated the area hazardous because of icy conditions and will require permission from the Captain of the Port of Baltimore or his designee for boating in the region. The restriction is in effect immediately.

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Obama Demands Appeals Court Restart Amnesty

The administration asked a federal appeals court Thursday to let President Obama’s amnesty go into effect immediately, calling a lower judge’s ruling halting the amnesty “unprecedented and wrong,” and saying illegal immigrants will suffer until the policy begins.

Justice Department attorneys said Texas and 25 other states, in suing to halt the amnesty, should never have been granted standing in the first place. At the very least, they said, lower court Judge Andrew S. Hanen should have allowed the administration to approve applications from illegal immigrants in states that haven’t objected.

“In short, the preliminary injunction is a sweeping order that extends beyond the parties before the court and irreparably harms the government and the public interest,” the lawyers said.

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Local Contingent Expresses Concerns Over Proposed Offshore Drilling

OCEAN CITY — There were more questions than answers this week when a large contingent from the Lower Shore joined dozens of others at a public meeting in Annapolis on Monday on the federal government’s proposed lease of a vast area off the mid-Atlantic coast for offshore oil and natural gas drilling.

In January, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced a proposal to lease 2.9 million acres of ocean off the coast off the mid-Atlantic coast for oil and natural gas exploration, and, eventually, excavation. As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Department of the Interior, through BOEM, announced the proposed lease program off the mid-Atlantic coast and opened a public comment period to allow citizens to weigh in on the proposal.

In addition to the public comment period, BOEM is conducting a series of public meetings up and down the east coast to present the proposal and accept public comments and answer questions in person. On Monday, a public meeting was held in Annapolis to allow Marylanders and others to voice their concerns.

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Boy arrested for kidnapping involved in prior case

SPOKANE, Wash. — Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms, with the boy's two young siblings screaming and chasing behind him, in what officials in the tiny town of Sprague, Washington say was a failed kidnapping.

The dramatic scene ended after a pair of teenagers also chased after the man and he set the boy down and ran off Sunday, authorities said. The 22-month-old child wasn't hurt, said Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers.

Authorities said they don't believe the man is a resident of Sprague, a wheat farming town of about 500 people located 40 miles west of Spokane.

"We don't believe him to be a local at this point," Magers said. "We'd recognize him if he was local."

Magers said authorities have no leads in the case.

The boy's father, Michael Wright, said he was horrified by the incident.

"I can't explain the feeling, the anxiety and everything that goes into finding out your children is missing or something has happened to them," Wright told KXLY-TV of Spokane.

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Beagles lobby on the lawn of Md. statehouse

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Dover worked the crowd of lawmakers and reporters in front of Maryland’s Statehouse Thursday. He didn’t say much, but when he finally did speak, it echoed from the lawn of Lawyer’s Mall; a low rumble that built into a resounding bark.

Dover is an adopted beagle, and he was there with his older brother Scout, who was more interested in the treats on hand, as Sen. Michael Hough and Del. Glenn Glass talked to reporters about House Bill 418 and Senate Bill 267.

The twin bills would give anyone who adopts a cat or dog from a shelter a $100 tax credit.

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Juror: Hands Were Tied In Sleepwalking Trial

Jurors have spoken out about their decision to acquit a man who strangled his four-year-old and tried to kill his other two children because he was "sleepwalking".

A jury in Durham, North Carolina, decided that Joseph Anthony Mitchell was not guilty of murder and attempted murder after an expert witness said he was effectively unconscious at the time of his attacks four years ago.

Mr Mitchell testified at the trial that he was in financial distress and had not been sleeping well. He said he had no recollection of the attack.

"I didn't believe one word out of that man's mouth," one juror, who asked to remain anonymous, told ABC.

But, the juror said, they felt their hands were tied.

The jury of nine women and three men had asked Superior Court Judge James Roberson if they could consider a lesser verdict of manslaughter, but the judge said it was all or nothing: murder, or not guilty.

"If manslaughter had been an option, that's what we would've done," the anonymous juror told ABC.

"We weren't thinking that he should get away with it by any means."

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Raising legal age for tobacco would save hundreds of thousands of lives, study finds

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

The report examines the public health effects of increasing the age to 19, 21 or 25. While it doesn't make any recommendations, officials say, it provides the scientific guidance state and local governments need to evaluate policies aimed at reducing tobacco use by young people.

It also adds backing to government efforts to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 surgeon general's report that launched the anti-smoking movement.

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Politico Sat On Lois Lerner Allegations

Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official.

"I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade.

Lerner went after his 1996 Senate campaign with a lawsuit totaling $1.1 million — an enforcement action that was eventually thrown out of court — when she was working at the Federal Election Commission, according to Salvi.

"I spent something like an hour and a half talking to Politico about this," said Salvi, whose dealings with the FEC are well documented by the federal agency. "And I'm nowhere in the story. They had no intention of using anything I said."

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Berlin Planning Commission Rejects New Dollar General

BERLIN – A decades-long deed dispute and traffic concerns put an end to the new Dollar General proposed for Berlin.

The Berlin Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to deny site plan approval for a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General near the intersection of Route 346 and Route 113. Dollar General currently has a store in the Food Lion Shopping Center on the western corner of Routes 346 and 113, but it wants to build a stand-alone store across the highway.

The decision came after hours of discussion regarding an easement that might or might not be on the property and the impact the new store would have on an already congested road.

“I do not feel this project benefits our community,” said planning commission member Barb Stack. “There’s too much of a problem with traffic. It’s an important corner. I think this can be developed better.”

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Moscow offers women hourly 'husband rentals'

"You're a beautiful woman with a killer manicure that was done only yesterday." How will you ever change a light bulb?

Oh, Russia, you land of unimpeachable manliness, you. Only would your largest municipality deign to offer low-income women not hourly repair services for their household fix-it needs, but instead hourly "husband rentals."

"Moscow City Hall Takes Pity on Those Without a Russian Husband," was The Moscow Times' headline on a piece about the recently announced social service, which will supplement existing municipal services that help with more "feminine" chores such as cooking and cleaning. "Husbands" will be free of charge for low-income households, and moderately priced for others. TheTimes writes:

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Ferguson-- President Continues to Fan the Flames

Even after the shooting of two police officers, President Barack Obama once again attempted to bolster the legitimacy of unrest in response to the death of Michael Brown by telling talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that Ferguson was “worthy of protest”.

“What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest. But there was no excuse for criminal acts,” Obama told Kimmel, before going on to say that the protesters had some “very legitimate grievances”.

Obama was referring to a Justice Department report which found that black people in Ferguson were being unfairly harassed by police, but his tone has never wavered despite the fact that the entire narrative underpinning the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has been repeatedly eviscerated. Even after mass looting and attacks on private property last year, Obama said that the rioters’ grievances were “legitimate” and “understandable”.

Earlier this month, the Justice Department also found that the claim Michael Brown had his hands up before he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson was “inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence” and that “witnesses have acknowledged their initial accounts were untrue” (ie they lied).

However, just as he sided with Trayvon Martin, in failing to acknowledge the fact that Brown was a criminal who tried to grab Wilson’s gun before punching him in the face, Obama has provided legitimacy to an often violent protest movement which has called for cops to be killed and directly inspired the murder of two police officers in New York.

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High Court Upholds Police’s Use Of Photo Lineup

SALISBURY — Maryland’s highest court this week ruled the use of a photo lineup to help identify a Salisbury man as the suspect in an attempted murder case was admissible, essentially upholding the state’s accepted practice of using photographs to help witnesses identify perpetrators.

In December 2011, Marcus Smiley, 54 of Salisbury, was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and other charges for shooting and attempting to kill Travis Green, also of Salisbury, in an apparent drug deal gone wrong. Two days after the shooting, Green picked Smiley out as the suspect from a photographic array provided by detectives depicting six individuals of the same race and similar age, size and physical appearance.

The photo line-up included pictures of six individuals with nearly the same physical appearance as Smiley, down to the same hairstyle and same facial hair pattern and the victim picked Smiley out of the line-up in about 30 seconds, according to court documents. Smiley was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years, but he appealed the conviction on several accounts, including a notion the photo line-up presented to Green was predisposed to have the witness pick the suspect from the six pictures presented.

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Swedish prosecutor asks to question Assange in London

Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's approval to question him in London where he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, the prosecutors said on Friday.

The prosecutor is also asking to conduct a DNA test.

Assange has been stuck inside the South American country's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden. Sweden wants to question him on allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he denies.

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Sussex County Council Wants to Fix Trash Problem

Facebook fraud suspect on the lam; family, dog also missing

NEW YORK — A man accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished.

Paul Ceglia, who was under house arrest pending his May 4 trial, jumped bail by slicing off an electronic monitoring device and creating a crude contraption to make it seem as though he was moving around inside his home, authorities said.

And the search widened Thursday: Ceglia's wife and two young sons and his family's Jack Russell terrier, Buddy, also have disappeared.

U.S. marshals were looking for them.

"I'm confident in our team up here," U.S. Marshal Charles F. Salina said. "He's got to get lucky every day. We've got to get lucky once."

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A Decatur ‘Icon That Will Be Missed By All’; Beloved High School Teacher To Retire In June

BERLIN – Gwen Lehman never set out to become a teacher.

When she graduated from Hood College in 1968, she saw herself making a living as a writer. The senatorial scholarship she had received, however, committed her to two years in the classroom first.

A few months of teaching high school English convinced her that wasn’t such a bad thing.

“I just loved it,” she said. “It was a wonderful experience. I thought, I like it and I seem to have a flair for it. I might as well try it at least for a couple years. A couple turned into 46.”

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Kerik: Sharpton Brewed Ferguson Storm That Got Cops Shot

Al Sharpton and other so-called civil rights leaders incited the climate that led to two cops being shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department, former New York City Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerick says.

Yet, hypocritically, none of these leaders has said a single word about three African American officers being killed this year, Kerick said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"There's a number of people responsible for the climate. In my opinion, the civil rights leaders, you know Al Sharpton is one, that instigated, that incited [this]," Kerik said.

"Since Jan. 1, three law enforcement officers have been shot and killed. Every one of them has been black. [One] was a U.S. marshal who works for the Department of Justice.

"I haven't heard Al Sharpton or any of these so-called civil rights leaders or any of these other leaders that have been pushing for these protests … calling for justice … calling for protests concerning these attacks. To people … [dealing] with the dangers of law enforcement, that's pretty annoying."

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Senate Democrats target sequesters, demand tax hikes, more spending

Emboldened by winning the shutdown showdown over homeland security, and poised to triumph on raising the debt limit, Senate Democrats set their sights Thursday on the budget sequesters, demanding that Republicans hike taxes and raise spending.

It was a shot across the bow for Republican budget writers, who are set to unveil their proposals next week, which are expected to further slash spending and balance the budget in 10 years — slowing the growth of runaway national debt that currently tops $18 trillion.

Senate Democrats insisted that keeping the automatic spending cuts would jeopardize the economic recovery, hurt the middle class and weaken the U.S. military. And they warned Republicans that President Obama will reject any budget sent to him that does not increase spending on both defense and domestic programs.

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Guards at Air Force base to stop saying 'have a blessed day'

Gate guards at an Air Force base in central Georgia have been ordered to stop telling visitors to 'have a blessed day.'

A man who identified himself as an active duty military member posted on the Military Religious Freedom Foundation website that Robins personnel have told him to have a blessed day more than a dozen times in the past two weeks.

The man wrote 'I am an active-duty Air Force member/employee currently assigned to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia for the purpose of training.

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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 3-14-15

CAMP UPTON

During the Civil War of 1861-65, Salisbury was considered a strategic point to the Union. The two mitigating factors in the Union’s decision to have an encampment at Salisbury were the suppression of any Rebel activity and the protection of the telegraph line that ran the length of the Shore. Since there were many Southern sympathizers in the area, it was decided to form an encampment here.

The first to occupy Salisbury was the Delaware Volunteer Infantry. Initially the site was where Sharp Energy is now located. They soon moved to Upton Hill because of its high location from where they could have a commanding view of Salisbury. The troops from Delaware were soon joined by a Maryland regiment that had formed in Cambridge. They were commanded by Col. James Wallace, and the first name of the camp was Camp Wallace. As they already had a Camp Wallace in Cambridge, it was renamed Camp Upton to reflect the name of the hill on which it stood.

The camp was erected of rough-cut lumber and was constructed in a quadrangle. The barracks on the north side were reserved for the officers. The barracks on the south side housed the commissary and quartermaster departments. The buildings on the east and west were for the enlisted men. There is no known contemporary picture of the camp.

A regimental hospital was erected on an adjacent elevation where Peninsula Regional Medical Center now stands.

When the camp was filled to capacity, it had a greater population than that of the town of Salisbury.

The soldiers at Camp Upton suffered no casualties in the Civil War. In fact, they were never in a battle of any kind. The only deaths were from disease. These came about when a regiment of Union soldiers from Massachusetts was marching home from duty in the South. Either they stopped in Salisbury because of an outbreak of either typhoid fever or black measles in their ranks or they contracted the disease while bivouacking here. In any case, a total of 51 or 52 soldiers died as a result. They were buried in unmarked graves “near the camp”. That graveyard is thought to be Potter’s Field next door to Sharp Energy. Some of the graves were moved to Parsons Cemetery when Route 50 went through, and a few buttons and belt buckles were the only clue that some of the graves belonged to Union soldiers from the Civil War. Whether they were from the Massachusetts soldiers or were local, there is no way of knowing today.

Obama tax refunds for illegal immigrants to cost $2 billion over 5 years

Illegal immigrants will file 800,000 claims for Earned Income Tax Credit refunds under President Obama’s new deportation amnesty, costing the government $2 billion over the next five years, Congress’s scorekeeper predicted this week as key lawmakers proposed legislation to cancel what’s become known as the “amnesty bonus.”

Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the 11 Republican senators said giving illegal immigrants a tax credit for time when they were working illegally makes no sense and is unfair to taxpayers.

“The tax code shouldn’t reward those who broke our immigration laws,”Mr. Grassley said.

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Wicomico County Council Agenda 3-17-15

Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House

Two Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence while striking a White House security barricade drove through an active bomb investigation and directly beside the suspicious package, according to current and former government officials familiar with the incident.

These and other new details about the March 4 incident emerged Thursday from interviews and from police records obtained by The Washington Post.

The revelations spurred fresh questions Thursday from lawmakers about whether the newly appointed director of the Secret Service, Joseph P. Clancy, is capable of turning around the troubled agency.

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A senseless death…

We arrived at the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room at the same time.

He and his partner parked and I pulled up to their left and did the same.

I got out of my car and watched as the officer hurried from his seat and opened the back, driver’s side door.

When the officer grabbed the boy from the back seat of his police Tahoe, I knew almost instantly.

There was a split second though, before instantly I guess, where I didn’t know. For that split second, the officer looked like any dad grabbing his sleeping boy from the car and putting the boy’s head on his shoulder to carry him inside to sleep comfortably in his own bed.

For that split second, it was a sweet moment.

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Suspect In Ocean Pines Bank Robbery Arrested and Charged

On March 13, 2015 at approximately 1:13 P.M. an unknown male entered the BB&T Bank located at 11111 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, Maryland, displaying a black handgun demanding money from the tellers. The suspect was identified as an older white male wearing a blue ski mask, white shirt, light blue colored jeans, and white sneakers. The suspect demanded money from the bank employees. The suspect retrieved money from one of the bank tellers and took a purse from another bank employee containing the employee's car keys. The suspect fled in the employee's passenger vehicle before abandoning the vehicle in the Ocean Pines area. MSP K-9 and WSCO conducted a track of the immediately area with no success. Worcester County Bureau of Investigations (WCBI) took over the investigation .

On March 13, 2015 at approximately 6:30 P.M. after local news media reported the Bank Robbery and the Worcester Central conducted a reverse 911 call to all residence within 5 square miles of the Bank, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations (WCBI) received a tip from a concerned citizen about a possible suspect to the Bank Robbery. Members of WCBI and Worcester Criminal Enforcement Team (CET), Maryland State Police, FBI and the Worcester County Sheriff's Office went to two houses in Ocean Pines attempting locate the suspect. He was described as a Jeff V. Hare, a white male, 52 years of age, 5-06, 200 lbs. Jeff V. Hare was located and questioned as to his whereabouts earlier in the day. Based on his interview a search warrant was authored for his person, residence and vehicle. WCBI located evidence from his person, his residence and his vehicle that supported probable cause of him committing the Bank Robbery. In addition, an eye witness was located that identified Jefferey V. Hare to be near the bank prior to the Robbery. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Felony Theft, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, First Degree Assault, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, and MDOP over $500.00.

At the time of this News Release we do not have a Bond that has been set.

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Veterans Could Qualify to Refinance for Lower Home Interest Rates

(LEWES, Del.)- Veterans with a home loan interest rate above 4.5 percent may now qualify to refinance without appraisal.

"The VA will refinance your home and not charge you for the appraisal," said Murray Padgett, Lingo Realty sales associate.

The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs support veterans by providing them benefits after serving our country.
Realtor and veteran Murray Pdgett says, the VA does a great job to help military members.

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Salisbury City Council Agenda and Packet For 3-16-15

Be a Saint. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

McDonald's to offer kale despite promise not to

It was just over two months ago that McDonald's released an advertisement stating it 'will never be kale'.

But it seems the fast food giant may be having a change of heart regarding the trendy super food, with a new report suggesting that McDonald's plans to introduce kale to its menu soon.

Janney Capital Markets restaurant analysts wrote that 'one of our industry sources indicates that McDonald's U.

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These Patriots just DEFIED a Federal Gun Ban!!!