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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legendary Gay Designers Strongly Oppose Gay Marriage, Gay Parenting And Surrogacy

I find myself in total agreement with Dolce and Gabbana. It is ironic that they are now facing a boycott from the LGBTNews and community. Of course, they are billionaires and I doubt that they are worried in the least over a boycott. These are men who are incredibly successful and are not only secure in who they are, they have the principles of their convictions out on full display. Good for them.

From Breitbart:

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the eponymous fashion house, have come out strongly against gay marriage, the notion of gay families, and the use of surrogacy to procreate.

The billionaire pair, who used to be romantically linked, gave an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, in which they said, “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offspring and rented uterus. Life has a natural flow; there are things that cannot be changed.”

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Obama Screws the Middle Class Again

How would you like a free refund of your last three years’ of taxes? 

A promise that you won’t have to pay any possible back taxes or penalty? Would you have any objection if the IRS chooses not to ask for income verification?

No problem! But there’s only one catch.

You must be living here illegally. Citizens need not apply.

IRS Commissioner Ira Koskinen recently confirmed this benefit of President Obama’s executive amnesty to Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa. This means once President Obama signs off on social security numbers for illegal immigrants, they can claim three years of back taxes on income they may have never actually earned or reported.

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Food Intervention, Government Style

“All right, tubby, if you aren’t going to stop sitting in front of the TV, eating fatty and sugary treats, maybe the government should force you to change your ways.”

“Force me to change my ways? But I know what foods do and don’t make me tubby. I choose to live this way.”

“Yeah, and that’s why the federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), says it needs to step in.”

“What do you mean, ‘step in’?”

“DGAC just released a far-reaching 571-page report that gives proposed recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that explain how to ‘transform the food system’ and, hopefully, make Americans less fat!”

“What kind of proposed recommendations?”

“Well, according to The Associated Press, they are calling for interventions by trained weight-management interventionists in health-care settings, community locations and worksites.”

“Interventions?”

“Sure, DGAC also called for interventions into public policy that would limit access to high-calorie grub in government-owned buildings, limit the ability of fatty-foods companies to advertise their goods, and tax salty and fatty treats.”

“They want to tax my junk food?”

“Sure. They are thinking they can use tax revenues, based on foods that aren’t so good for us, to fund healthy-eating education and obesity-prevention programs.”

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Pastor Forced To Yank Webpage Pleading For Churchgoers To Donate To His $65million Private Jet Fund Amid Widespread Outrage

The founder and leader of a controversial Atlanta-based megachurch has taken down his online appeal for 200,000 people to each donate '$300 or more' so that he can buy a $65 million private jet amid a media backlash.

Reverend Creflo Dollar, 53, is the head of the World Changers Church International, a Christian ministry centered around the prosperity gospel, which preaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches.

The televangelist, who is one of the most prominent African-American preachers in the United States, last week put a five-minute video up on his website asking for donations for a Gulfstream G650 - which claims to be the fastest plane ever built in civilian aviation - so that 'World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace'.

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Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College

The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy.

One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965.

Another such moment is unfolding before us today.

A group of some 150 black pastors, the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors, is standing in protest against an invitation from the American Baptist College, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak at the college’s annual Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series, March 15-18.

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FTC Orders Company That Swindled Tens Of Millions From Seniors To Pay $10M Judgment

We’ve said it too many times to count at this point, but scammers who take advantage of senior citizens are the worst. Today, the Federal Trade Commission made sure there was one less scammer out there by permanently barring the mastermind behind a multi-million dollar fraud from all future telemarketing activities.

The FTC announced a summary judgment [PDF] requiring Ari Tietolman and his related corporate entities to pay $10.7 million for their part in a two-country scam.

According to the FTC, Tietolman and his associates established a network of U.S. and Canadian entities that used a telemarketing boiler room in Canada to cold-call seniors claiming to sell fraud protection, legal protection, and pharmaceutical benefit services for $187 to $397.

The companies operated under the names First Consumers LLC, PowerPlay Industries LLC, Standard American Marketing, Inc, Landshark Holdings Inc., and Madicom, Inc.

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Senators Introduce Legislation To Make Private Student Loans Dischargeable In Bankruptcy

Since 2005, student borrowers have been unable to discharge their private student loans through the process of bankruptcy. But that could soon change after a group of 12 senators introduced a bill aimed at addressing the current student debt crisis by restoring the bankruptcy code to hold private student loans in the same regard as other private unsecured debts.

The Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2015 [PDF] would amend the current bankruptcy code, restoring the availability of bankruptcy relief for private student loans.

The act, which was introduced by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, and co-sponsored by senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Al Franken (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Patty Murray (WA), Jack Reed (RI), Elizabeth Warren (MA), Ron Wyden (OR), Barbara Boxer (CA), Tim Kaine (VA), Brian Schatz (HI), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Mazie Hirono (HI), aims to address the current student debt crisis, which has propelled student loan debt to more than $1.2 trillion.

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Would You Pay 20¢ To Read One Wall Street Journal Article?

As more news consumers have started to migrate online instead of getting their news in dead-tree form, this has caused problems for the entire business model of publishing. It raises an interesting question, though: what if there were a news equivalent of buying the one song you like from a new album for 99¢ or less? That option may be coming soon to our national newspapers like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, andWashington Post. 

Is Iran playing the U.S. in the nuclear talks?

Hiding in the standoff between President Obama and Congress over how to deal with international negotiations aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program is a very real concern: whether the United States is getting played by Tehran.

Experts have noted that throughout the 16 months of talks between the government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the "P5+1" group — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — there has been remarkable unity in Iran's government. Some have suggested that the perceived split between moderates and hardliners in Tehran is really a myth cooked up by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to gain advantage in the bargaining.

"He has created the myth that the U.S. needs to give concessions in order to strengthen the 'pragmatic' or 'moderate' camp in power," said Ali Alfoneh, an expert on the inner workings of Iran's theocratic regime at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. "Tehran is very, very happy with the current row in Washington."

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BP CEO on Oil: 'Its Going to be Very Painful'

The dramatic drop in oil prices and the transfer of wealth to consumers is going to be very painful for the oil and gas industry, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, told CNBC Saturday.

Speaking at Egypt's Economic Development Conference in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dudley said that oil prices - which have fallen around 60 percent since last June - had been a "huge shock" for companies like his.

The industry had been living in a "world of luxury" over the last few years, he said, when prices were above $100 a barrel.

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TESTIMONY OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY DEPENDENTS

SB 843 Higher Education - Military Dependents - In-State Tuition, is scheduled for hearing Wed., March 18 at 1:00 p.m., in my committee - Education, Health and Environmental Affairs. This is an exceptional opportunity for military dependents to have their voices heard, please come testify. Spouses and students heading to college are especially welcome, as are dependents from any district in the state. If you are planning to come and testify, please let us know so that we can say hello.

This bill would exempt spouses and financially-dependent children of active duty and retired members of the United States armed forces, from paying non-resident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State under specified circumstances.

You must arrive and sign up to testify before the 12:00 registration deadline on the day of the hearing, in order to be called. We would also be happy to accept written support of this bill and submit it to the committee without the need to come. Letters of support can be emailed to Drema at steve.waugh.district@senate.state.md.us. We would love to see military dependents who this would benefit come up to testify for this worthwhile and beneficial legislation.

The bill can be viewed by clicking the link and then once on the page, the pdf link is at the top left, noted as the bill number.

SB843 

Kate Smith introduces God Bless America

The art collector

The lawyer says to the wealthy art collector tycoon: “I have some good news and I have some bad news….”

The tycoon replies, “I’ve had an awful day, let’s hear the good news first!"

The lawyer says, “Well your wife invested $5,000 in two pictures this week that she figures are worth a minimum of $2 to $3 million!”

The tycoon replies enthusiastically, “Well done…very good news indeed - you’ve just made my day! Now what’s the bad news?”

The lawyer answers, “The pictures are of you with your secretary.”

"Prison Escapee Convinces Cop He is Actually a Jogger"

Officer Pulls Elderly Couple Over for Illegal Window Tint

Then Things Suddenly Take a Dramatic Turn

We should all respect the role law enforcement officers play in keeping our communities safe. However, it’s clear that there are some in the law enforcement community (as in all professions) who take their role a bit too far. A recent report by the Blazedetails how one elderly couple endured a thorough interrogation regarding drug smuggling for having done, essentially, nothing wrong.

Charles Tharp, 69, and his wife were passing through Walton County after visiting their grandchild in Texas when a sheriff’s deputy pulled them over.

“It just seemed a little unusual because we’re not speeding and we’re always careful drivers,” Tharp recalled to WGCL-TV.

The elderly couple was told that their Toyota’s windows were tinted too dark, Tharp said. He added that he found it strange since the dealership said it was legal.

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BREAKING NEWS: 3 stabbed at Morgan State University, police say


Baltimore police say three people have been stabbed at Morgan State University in Baltimore. One was seriously hurt.

A university spokesman said the stab wounds were believed to be non-life-threatening and a suspect is in custody,
WBAL TV reported.

Detective Ruganzu Howard, a police spokesman, says officers were called to the university Tuesday afternoon for reports of a stabbing. When the officers arrived, Howard says they discovered one person suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
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Homeless Tier III Sex Offender NotificationJarr

Jarrett T. Bennefield, 33 of Georgetown, DE
6'01" tall, 180 lbs.
Black male, black hair, brown eyes

Resume:
Georgetown, DE – Jarrett T. Bennefield is not wanted. This is a homeless sex offender public notification. Bennefield is a High Risk Tier III sex offender who has registered as homeless in Georgetown, DE. If you have information that he is occupying a residence please contact 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided via the internet atwww.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP." (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Michigan man faces up to 15 years in prison for soccer referee's death

DETROIT, - A soccer player was sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison on Friday for fatally injuring a referee he punched during a recreational league game in a Detroit suburb last summer.

Bassel Saad, 37, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in February for causing the death of referee John Bieniewicz. Saad hit the 44-year-old referee in the neck or throat during a game in Livonia, Michigan, last June.

Saad, a native of Lebanon who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, is not a U.S. citizen and could be deported. Saad had originally faced a charge of second-degree murder.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, Saad admitted to causing Bieniewicz's death.

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BREAKING NEWS: Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigns

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says he will resign effective March 31, amid accusations of using taxpayer dollars for personal expenses.

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A Viewer Writes: Roads

Hey Joe… have you driven down Beaglin Park Drive lately? There are MAJOR potholes in the road/bridge that crosses the Shumaker Dam spillway. People need to avoid this area!!

There’s something else that I’ve noticed around town. When the snow is “plowed” it throws gravel and road grim onto the sidewalks. And there’s A LOT of it! Just look around. It looks terrible and presents a walking hazard almost as bad as the snow does. I guess the City of Salisbury will put forth another ordinance to ensure this will be cleared by the property owner even though they didn’t put it there. What a joke.

Green Light For Empire: Ron Paul's Short History Of Washington's Wars Since 1990

The American Empire has been long in the making. A green light was given in 1990 to finalize that goal. Dramatic events occurred that year that allowed the promoters of the American Empire to cheer. It also ushered in the current 25-year war to solidify the power necessary to manage a world empire. Most people in the world now recognize this fact and assume that the empire is here to stay for a long time. That remains to be seen.

Empires come and go. Some pop up quickly and disappear in the same manner. Others take many years to develop and sometimes many years to totally disintegrate. The old empires, like the Greek, Roman, Spanish and many others took many years to build and many years to disappear. The Soviet Empire was one that came rather quickly and dissipated swiftly after a relatively short period of time. The communist ideology took many decades to foment the agitation necessary for the people to tolerate that system.

Since 1990 the United States has had to fight many battles to convince the world that it was the only military and economic force to contend with. Most people are now convinced and are easily intimidated by our domination worldwide with the use of military force and economic sanctions on which we generously rely. Though on the short term this seems to many, and especially for the neoconservatives, that our power cannot be challenged. What is so often forgotten is that while most countries will yield to our threats and intimidation, along the way many enemies were created.

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Army’s withdrawal of officer’s Silver Star sparks ire of Congress

A group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer.

Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is seeking to release him with a less-than-honorable discharge. The officer plans to fight the move, his attorney says.

The secretary acted after the CIA informed the Army that Maj. Golsteyn, during a polygraph exam for a job application, told of killing a terrorist who was making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the weapon that has killed more Americans in Afghanistan than any other. The Army also removed Maj. Golsteyn from the elite ranks of the Green Berets.

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Blind dog helps musher make his way along Iditarod route

RUBY, Alaska — A blind dog is helping musher Kelly Maixner find the Iditarod finish line in western Alaska.

The 5-year-old, 50-pound sled dog named Laura has a cornea disease called pannus, Anchorage television station KTUU reported (http://is.gd/fcj09V ).

Maixner first noticed the dainty-faced Alaskan Husky's eyes were becoming cloudy about two years ago. Veterinarians told him she is "fairly blind," and she often seems confused, Maixner said.

"Sometimes I have to throw snacks on the ground extra hard so she can hear where it falls," he said.

But Laura is comfortable running in every spot on Maixner's sled team — except lead. When the pediatric dentist puts her in front, she relies on the other dog sharing the lead position to guide the way.

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St. Patrick’s Rock

The Rock of Cashel, in South Tipperary, Ireland is known as “St. Patrick’s Rock”. 

An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com

WASHINGTON — SINCE open letters to secretive and duplicitous regimes are in fashion, we would like to post an Open Letter to the Leaders of the Clinton Republic of Chappaqua:

It has come to our attention while observing your machinations during your attempted restoration that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our democracy: The importance of preserving historical records and the ill-advised gluttony of an American feminist icon wallowing in regressive Middle Eastern states’ payola.

You should seriously consider these characteristics of our nation as the Campaign-That-Must-Not-Be-Named progresses.
If you, Hillary Rodham Clinton, are willing to cite your mother’s funeral to get sympathy for ill-advisedly deleting 30,000 emails, it just makes us want to sigh: O.K., just take it. If you want it that bad, go ahead and be president and leave us in peace. (Or war, if you have your hawkish way.) You’re still idling on the runway, but we’re already jet-lagged. It’s all so drearily familiar that I know we’re only moments away from James Carville writing a column in David Brock’s Media Matters, headlined, “In Private, Hillary’s Really a Hoot.”

When you grin and call out to your supporters, like at the Emily’s List anniversary gala, “Don’t you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?” the answer is: Yes, it would be thrilling.

But therein lies the rub.

Waikiki Tries Employing Services, Instead Of Criminalization To End Homelessness

The same Hawaii tourist hot spot that recently declared a “war” on homelessness is trying out a peaceful approach to get people off the streets.

Under pressure from the tourism industry to curb Waikiki’s growing homeless population, government officials were quick to employ criminalization tactics and even violent acts to tackle the issue. State Rep. Tom Brower (D.) went so far as to take a sledgehammer to homeless people’s shopping carts back in 2013.

Now, a local aid organization is demonstrating that treating homeless people in Honolulu’s sought after beach neighborhood with dignity is actually the most effective way to empower them, and help them transition from the streets into stable housing.

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MSP DUI Press Release (3-9-15 thru 3-15-15)

ELKTON MAN CHARGED AS DRUG KINGPIN

(ELKTON, MD) –Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit completes a long term multi-jurisdictional investigation which led to the arrest of an Elkton man charging him as a drug kingpin. 
The suspect is identified as Jamor T. Burks, 27 of the unit-block of Willow Court, Elkton, Md. He is charged with CDS-drug kingpin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, conspiracy drug possession in large amounts, possession of heroin, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a firearm and other related charges. Burks is currently being held without bond at the Cecil County Detention Center. He was arrested yesterday at the Cecil County Health Department without incident.

Just after 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2015, members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit completed a seven month investigation into the distribution of heroin and violence in the Winding Brook Community of Elkton, Md. Investigators were able to identify Jamor Burks as the supplier of large amounts of heroin to individuals who, along with Burks, controlled the heroin distribution in this open air drug market. Through exhausting surveillance operations, Burks was observed traveling from Maryland to Delaware, transporting the illegal substance.

Investigators, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Bel Air Office, were able to identify members of Burks’ drug trafficking organization. After his arrest, multiple search and seizure warrants were executed at locations in the Willow Brook Community where Burk was known to reside. Throughout the investigation, approximately 4,000 single serving bags of heroin were recovered, with a street value of $12,000. An additional small amount of crack cocaine, along with a loaded .40 caliber gun and over $13,045 in drug proceeds were seized.

During this ongoing investigation, members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit worked closely with investigators from the Northern Region Criminal Enforcement Division, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, Cecil and Harford County Drug Task Forces, and the Elkton Police Department. The investigation continues as additional members are identified and arrested.

Check out An Aspirin a Day: Is the Benefit Worth the Risk?

Studies have shown that aspirin, the age old remedy for pain and fever, also thins the blood. Because of this property, it can also help to lower the chances of a heart attack or a stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain. And, although research has found that it only works in certain people (specifically, those with a history of heart attack or stroke) many Americans are inappropriately taking daily, low doses of aspirin as a preventative measure. In fact, researchers have found that about 12 percent of the of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults taking aspirin on a long-term basis should not have received the prescription in the first place. Dr. Ravi Hira, cardiologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston as well as the study's head researcher, said that the group's odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke were not high enough (6 percent or higher within 10 years) to outweigh the risks of daily aspirin use.

So, while aspirin may seem like a quick-and-easy way to decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, it's not quite as simple as you might think.

Risks of Daily Aspirin Use If you are healthy and have never suffered a heart attack or stroke, using aspirin to prevent these events is unnecessary and, worse, may put your health at risk for the following reasons:
The same properties that make aspirin work as a blood thinner may also cause unwanted side effects such as bleeding into the brain or stomach.
Aspirin can mix badly with prescription medicines as well as some over-the-counter drugs.
Too much aspirin can increase bleeding during medical or dental procedures.
You could develop aspirin allergies or intolerance.

These side effects, while not common, can be life-threatening. People already using a blood thinning medication (such as warfarin, dabigatran or rivaroxaban) should always consult with a health professional before using aspirin, even occasionally. And, if your health care provider does prescribe aspirin on a long-term basis, read labels carefully to make sure you have the right product. Some drugs combine aspirin with other pain relievers or ingredients that should not be used as part of long-term aspirin therapy.

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Salisbury, Md Moe's Press Release

INSANE Toilet Paper PRANK On Howie Mandel!!!

Can You Help Baby Mason?

On March 3rd, 2015 Baby Mason was taken to AI DuPont Hospital for brain injury due to Shaken Baby Syndrome. The doctors have had to remove a piece of his skull in order to relieve some of the pressure off of his brain. At this time the doctors have stated that Baby Mason may not make it, but with prayers and lots of love there is always a chance the doctors can be wrong. If Baby Mason makes it thru this he will never be the same little boy, he will be a special needs child.

Baby Mason father Jeremy has not left his side since this has happen , as any parent he is keeping positive thoughts. So with him being beside his son, he has lost time from work which means he is loosing pay. This is going to be a long road for all of Baby Mason's family.

When Baby Mason (positive vibes) pulls thru this he is going to need extra care and with that comes extra expenses for the family. If the very worse happens than we all know what the expenses will be.

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Rich Paul Speaks to House Judicial Committee on Jury Nullification

NRP Press Release 3-17-15

Three Tilghman Island watermen were charged Wednesday with multiple violations of oyster regulations by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers.

Kevin Steven Tarleton Sr., 45, Steven Kevin Tarleton, 21, and Kevin Steven Tarleton Jr., 22, received citations for using illegal harvesting equipment in Broad Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River. Officers observed them on Feb. 27 using a hand scrape in an area designated for hand tonging. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and/or one year in jail.

In addition, Kevin Tarleton Sr. and Steven Tarleton were charged with two counts each of failing to record required information on their oyster tags. If convicted of both offenses, the men could be fined as much as $2,000 each and face jail time of up to two years.

Kevin Tarleton Sr. also was charged with having more than one type of harvesting gear onboard with the oysters, an offense that requires him to make a court appearance rather than offer a plea and pay a pre-set fine.

All three men are scheduled to appear in Talbot District Court on April 16.

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Those empty boxes may be trash to you, but your cat can't get enough of them. What's up with Fluffy's affinity for cardboard castles?

There are several reasons why cats love boxes, but the big one is safety and security, says Marilyn Krieger, a certified cat behavior consultant and owner of TheCatCoach.com.

"All animals have different coping mechanisms," she says. "This is a cat's way of dealing with stress. If she's feeling overwhelmed or in trouble, she can retreat to a safe, enclosed space where she can observe, but can't be seen."

In fact, a recent study in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science found that boxes can actually help reduce a cat's stress levels. A group of new shelter cats were randomly assigned to either receive a box or not. After just a few days, researchers reported that the cats that were given boxes recovered faster and adapted to their environment more quickly than the cats without boxes.

So if you're adopting a new cat, bringing your cat to a new place, or leaving your cat for the day, Kreiger suggests setting up a few boxes. "It'll instantly give them controlled, secure hiding places where they feel protected and calm," she explains.

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Today's Survey Question 3-17-15


If crime isn't bad in Salisbury, 

why is the City Council 
considering a curfew?

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the White House

The world is accustomed to stock plays and players. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is but a take on a play written in Rome by Plautus a couple of thousand years ago, and all the key players are stereotypes of characters we see over and again in theatrical comedies. Is there after all much space between Pseudolus, the hero of that hoary work, and Sergeant Bilko? In much the same way, the Clintons tend to be characters in a stock play that we’ve seen over and again for decades. The only question this time around is will there be a new ending?

Act One of the Clinton drama is always one or both of them with their fingers caught in the cookie jar -- that is Bill or Hillary being caught out having done something that would doom lesser mortals to jail and obscurity. On stage we see the Clintons, the press and pundits, the various public and private watchdogs ,and the stock villainous cohorts -- the odious Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock -- and stock spinners -- usually Lanny Davis and James Carville -- who downplay the offense, muddy the legal and factual waters, and accuse the accusers of mental illness (i.e. stalking), ignorance, or evil design.

Act Two is equally predictable: A Clinton takes to the air and gives a carefully parsed denial; one so disingenuous the listener can’t help comparing it to the Governor’s “sidestep” song and dance in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Having been fed incredible pap, the Clinton supporters in the press announce the issue closed, old news, not worth following up, and their less credulous followers are left once again with proof that these Yale law grads are no better than sideshow carnies, but the public, which seems to never sate its love of bread and circuses, falls for the sorry pitch anew.

Act Three has to date been the Clintons triumphant over reality.

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NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET

United health care locking out local pharmacies

VAN T. MITCHELL, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
Office of Secretary
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building
201 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399

Dear Mr Mitchell,

I own pharmacies in Salisbury, Maryland and St Michaels, Maryland and participate in the Maryland Medicaid Health Choice program as a pharmacy provider. We are extremely sad and upset that the your agency is allowing United Healthcare to narrow their network to just a few pharmacies and no independents. It is just the latest blow to small pharmacies inflicted by large corporations and insurance companies that want to cut out competition.

Our pharmacies serve many United Healthcare MCO customers. We offer many more services to our customers that CVS, Wal Mart and Giant. They are free delivery, charge accounts, Medicine on Time and medication counseling. These services, which cost theses customers nothing, are vital to their being able to get their medications and be more healthy. These customers are the ones that can least afford to lose these extra services we provide.

Our free delivery is a service used by over half of our United Healthcare customers because many of them cannot get to the pharmacy for a variety of reasons. Many have no means of transportation, unreliable transportation and disabilities that limit their ability to get to the pharmacy. Some use the service to save money & gas for their own vehicles due to limited incomes.

We also offer charge accounts for customers with limited funds. This helps when they have limited incomes and cannot afford the copays for their prescriptions. We can bill them monthly so they can get medications through out the month and they can pay when their funds become available.

Another service we offer and is utilized by many of our MCO customers is Medicine on Time, which helps make medication administration easy. This service packages medications into multi dose blisters by the time of day. This eliminates the need to open multiple bottles of medication at different times of day. We provide this as a free service to all of our customers, including United Healthcare MCO customers.

Not only are you hurting and endangering the health of the United Healthcare MCO customers with this change, you are endangering my employees livelihood. My two pharmacies employ over 25 employees between the two locations. The employees are paid a living wage with benefits provided to full time workers. Their healthcare premiums are paid for in full by my company (they pay nothing for the employee and children) and we offer a traditional plan, not a high deductible plan. We as a company and individual employees are heavily involved in community. We sponsor community, charity and school events. Our incomes and profits stay in the communities where we work. Our families will be adversely impacted by this decision.

Your decision to allow this narrow, limited network is very shortsighted and sets a dangerous precedent. If allowed, we will have to consider layoffs and possible closure. I understand that healthcare dollars are scarce and states are trying to cut costs in many different ways. I don't know what has been promised by United Healthcare, but I'm sure its more smoke and mirrors than true savings. How many United Healthcare customers will be hospitalized, disabled or sadly die due to not being able to get to the pharmacy for their medication, not taking their medications correctly or not being able to afford their medications. While you may save a dime on one side, it will be more than made up for by increased hospitalizations and disease progression due to non adherence to medications.

I am asking you to please reconsider this decision. As a taxpayer, who helps to fund these programs, I'm offended that you would allow small locally based pharmacies to be cut out of providing services to theses customers. Please look at the impact on the United Healthcare MCO customers and on the pharmacies that will be affected.

Sincerely,
Craig Schury
Pemberton Pharmacy & Gift

Ron Paul - Predictions in Due Time

Letter To The Editor 3-17-15

State Dept. Scrubbed From Anti-Bibi Group's Website

TEL AVIV – A non-profit at the center of controversy regarding its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tuesday’s polls has removed the State Department from its website’s list of “partners,” WND has learned.

Above is a snapshot taken by WND last month, which clearly shows the U.S. Department of State, replete with a logo, listed as a “partner” of the OneVoice Movement on the group’s website.

Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page.

The State Department logo is missing from the current version of the same page listing OneVoice’s partners.

A OneVoice spokesperson did not immediately return a request seeking comment on the issue.

One Voice is a US.-U.K. non-profit sponsoring V15, a new Israeli political action group leading a get-out-the-vote-organizing drive aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition.

OneVoice’s offices in Tel Aviv are being used as the campaign headquarters for V15′s anti-Netanyahu effort, as WND first reported.

It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. 270 Strategies has been consulting in V15′s campaign.

Uri Wollman, V15′s spokesman, told WND last month his group is primarily financed by three private donors, including OneVoice founder Daniel Lubetzky.

Yesterday, Fox News quoted a source revealing a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers is investigating the possibility the Obama administration may have aided OneVoice’s efforts to defeat Netanyahu via grants from the State Department.

OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000.

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Former Commander of Md. Gun Licensing Thought Concealed Carry Would Be ‘Scary’ — but Listen to What He’s Now Telling Senate

Speaking before the Maryland Senate last week, a retired Maryland State Police officer and former commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division admitted that he once thought the prospect of many residents having concealed carry permits was “scary.” However, as he educated himself about gun owners, his opinion on concealed carry changed.

As the head of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division, Jack McCauley decided what would qualify as a “good and substantial” reason to obtain a handgun permit on a case by case basis. Maryland is a “may issue” state — meaning the ultimate decision on whether to issue a concealed carry permit is left to a government official.

During his remarks to legislators, McCauley described his past feelings towards “Second Amendment activists” and pro-gun advocates:

“These crazy people, these Second Amendment activists, they’re all going to want these, they’re trophies. They’re all going to want these permits, it’s going to be scary. Dangerous people are going to be getting guns. Just any Joe citizen is going to get a gun.”
 
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Downtown Is A Free For All For Sign Marketing

The Downtown Plaza has gone sign crazy. My guess is that the Mayor and Council rarely go down there at night, (or perhaps they're blind) because there are these yard signs everywhere. Its not only tacky, it's illegal. Unless, of course, the Mayor or City signed off on them?

Tide Turns Against Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch’s bid to become the next attorney general appears to be in big trouble, as a well-placed source on Capitol Hill told WND there are now rumblings that even some Democratic Party senators may oppose her nomination.

The source also said WND’s revelations about Lynch’s ties to terrorists and drug lords are playing a part in the growing opposition to her confirmation.

WND reported on Friday that her nomination was already in serious jeopardy, with her support dwindling to just 50 senators, the bare minimum needed. Vice President Joe Biden would have to break a 50-to-50 tie in the Senate.

But with every passing day, her prospects apparently grow more dim, especially after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced on Sunday that Lynch will not get a confirmation vote until GOP differences with Democrats over an anti-human trafficking bill are resolved.

The source told WND the extra time seems to be putting more pressure on holdout Republicans to oppose Lynch.

Just four GOP senators are now prepared to vote in favor of confirming Lynch: Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Susan Collins, R-Maine.

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South Africans perform first 'successful' penis transplant

The world's first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa.

The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his penis in a botched circumcision.

Doctors in Cape Town said the operation was a success and the patient was happy and healthy.

The team said there was extensive discussion about whether the operation, which is not life-saving in the same way as a heart transplant, was ethical.

There have been attempts before, including one in China. Accounts suggested the operation went fine, but the penis was later rejected.

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Victorville gang member sentenced to 120 years to life in prison after trying to kill

VICTORVILLE  A documented gang member who was convicted in 2012 of trying to kill a San Bernardino County deputy learned his fate today.

Dameyion Kennedy, 39, was sentenced Friday in Victorville Superior Court to 120 years to life in state prison.

He was found guilty April 30, 2012 on two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, along with evading an officer and possession of a firearm by a felon, both with gang enhancements, and one count of street terrorism, according to a San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office news release.

“Every day, our law enforcement officers risk their lives to make sure that our communities are safe,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said in a written statement. “Thankfully, in this particular case, the officer was not physically injured and authorities were able to apprehend the defendant before he could cause any further damage. Criminals who assault our police officers represent a threat not only to the officer, but to the safety of the entire community. Let today’s sentencing send a strong message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in San Bernardino County.”

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Another political conflict of interest for hexane-polluting Perdue?

T he partnership of Lancaster County, Pa. with hexane-polluting Perdue may be only one of Perdue's political conflicts of interest.

Is it another conflict of interest for prominent Perdue employee Jacob Day to simultaneously hold the office of Salisbury, Md. City Council President?

See "How Can Jake Day Be The Coordinator - State Government & Community Affairs For Perdue and Be An Elected Official?" at this March 15, 2015 Salisbury News site:
 
http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2015/03/how-can-jake-day-be-coordinator-state.html
Note too that the father of Salisbury City Council President Jacob Day is listed as Randy Day, President of Perdue Foods:

     “Now any time Perdue wants something from the City the decision is really already made.”
     -- A public comment left at the above site. 

Hillary Clinton’s war on Libya damaged U.S. intelligence

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 campaign to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power did significant damage to U.S. intelligence, according to a top Libyan aide and U.S. intelligence officials.

The Libyan dictator provided regular reports to the CIA that helped capture or kill key al Qaeda figures and thwart terrorist attacks against American targets overseas, those sources said.

The Libyan regime, for instance, helped U.S. forces kill a key al Qaeda operative of a suicide attack on a U.S. air field in Afghanistan in 2007 when Vice President Dick Cheney was visiting.

It also helped foil a plan to attack the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria in 2005, according to U.S. intelligencesources who spoke to The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

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Top ten facts you never knew about St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day a year where everyone is a little bit Irish. In fact, not far off almost 12 percent of Americans claim Irish ancestry and over 80 million people worldwide claim ancestral connection to the auld sod.

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrated across the world, did you ever wonder how much you actually know about Ireland’s biggest national holiday?

Here’s our ten top facts:

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Spring Reagan Day Reception
SAVE THE DATE 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 
Join us for an Evening with
Victoria Toensing
First, we want to thank Councilman Chuck Callahan for inviting Victoria Toensing to be our guest speaker.  She graciously accepted Chuck's request and agreed to headline our Reagan Day Reception on April 7th.  She will bring us up to date on current events of national interests focusing on Hillary Clinton - the Democrat frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential Election (see video link below).
 
Victoria Toensing is a founding partner of the Washington D.C. law firm diGenova & Toensing, LLP, has extensive experience in all three branches of government solving problems for individuals, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations. She is an internationally-known expert on white collar crime, terrorism, and national security and intelligence matters.
 
Toensing has successfully litigated both civil and criminal cases for three decades.  Since April 2013, Toensing has represented Gregory N. Hicks, former DCM in Libya and one of the Benghazi Whistleblowers. 
 
Toensing represented "Jane Doe Thompson" in a successful lawsuit against the CIA.   "Thompson," the first woman Chief of Station in Latin America, reported her male deputy for wife-beating and disciplined other subordinates for misconduct ranging from public drunkenness to threatening to kill security guards. Thompson sued when she became the subject of an Inspector General investigation based on these subordinates' false claims.   In 1997, Toensing was named Special Counsel by the U.S. House of Representatives to probe the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.   In 2007, Toensing was retained by the New York State Senate to investigate then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the Troopergate matter.
 
As Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department from 1984-1988, she established Justice's Terrorism Unit. She managed the federal government's efforts to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the hijacking of TWA 847, the bombing of Pan Am 830, and the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.   For her aggressive pursuit of terrorist Mohammed Rashid she was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine (April 21, 1991).
 
Also in her Justice Department position, Toensing supervised the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit, savings and loan industry fraud, cases dealing with nuclear industry regulation, securities fraud, and fraud and bribery in the banking industry.   She testified frequently before Congressional Committees.
While Chief Counsel for Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (1981-1984), Toensing was instrumental in winning passage of two important bills:   (1) to protect the identities of intelligence agents, and (2) to protect certain classified information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
 
As Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit from 1976-1981, she developed the argument used before the Supreme Court to support profile searches at airports of suspected drug couriers.
 
Toensing is a frequent guest on national television programs discussing politics, criminal justice, national security, and terrorism, including C-Span, Fox News, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, 20/20, FOX, CNN, Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, NPR, and Nightline. She was legal analyst for America's Talking for the O.J. Simpson trial, and has co-hosted CNBC's Equal Time and Rivera Live! She was legal analyst for MSNBC for the impeachment and Senate trial of President Clinton.
 
Toensing received her B.S. from Indiana University and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Detroit Law School. 
 
Toensing: Benghazi Security Ops Threatened With Perjury
Toensing: Benghazi Security Ops Threatened With Perjury
 
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Hillary’s Private Emails Revealed! Okay, Not Exactly

White House Dossier hired a team of unemployed, stoned geeks for a very cheap price – and unlimited munchies – to hack into Hillary Clinton’s server. They succeeded in downloading several hundred emails before someone from LifeLock called.
Here for you, for the first time anywhere, are a few selections from Hillary’s “private” emails sent as Secretary of State.
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From: Bill  [bubba@clintonemail.com]
To: Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com]
Subject: Re: Sexy!
Date: October 10, 2009, 6:20 pm
You were killing me with that pantsuit today.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:21 pm, Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com] wrote:
Oh, stop.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm, Bill [bubba@clintonemail.com] wrote:
No really.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:23 pm, Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com] wrote:
Oh do go on.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:26 pm, Bill [bubba@clintonemail.com] wrote:
I mean, I really liked the salmon one. But hospital green is just your color.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm, Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com] wrote:
I think you’re right.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm, Bill [bubba@clintonemail.com] wrote:
It matches your eyes.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm, Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com] wrote:
My eyes are blue.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm, Bill [bubba@clintonemail.com] wrote:
Okay. Well, you know what I mean.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm, Hillary [hdr22@clintonemail.com] wrote:
Oh, Bill. You’re so romantic.
On Oct. 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm, Bill [bubba@clintonemail.com] wrote:
I know.

Why we still don't know what happened to flight MH17

Think about it

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of
our current government and cultural environment:

1.) We are advised NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering.

2.) Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.

How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.

Think about it..... Last but not least:

3.) Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping payments to illegal aliens such as monthly payments for each child, money for housing, Food Stamps, free education including college, medical care and the right to vote?