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Saturday, July 18, 2015

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"My last night bartending is a night I'll never forget"

My last night bartending is a night I'll never forget. This Marine came in, I'd say mid to early 30's, orders a crown...

Posted by Tosha Newman on Friday, July 17, 2015

This Is The Truth Smacking You Right In The Face


St. Paul’s rebuild could begin later this year

Nearly two years after the deadly fire of November 2013, St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is coming close to rebuilding on the site of its former rectory.

The city approved a request this week for the church to erect picket fencing along Baltimore Avenue, surrounding the area where the rectory had stood prior to the tragic blaze that claimed the life of the church’s pastor.

Reconstruction inside the fenced footprint could begin later this year.

“We are in our third iteration of plans with [architects] Becker Morgan and we’ve tasked them to come up with an updated version for us, which we will be briefing our vestry on in the near future,” said Tom Shuster, a member of the church’s reconstruction committee. “We’re almost to the point where we may be asking Becker Morgan for construction drawings so we can submit for a building permit.”

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How to Win the War Against Drugs

1. Legalize Drugs

2. Require all Drugs to be purchased through Comcast Customer Service.

UPDATE: Joint Investigation Between DSP and DOJ Nets 35 in Operation "In The House"

*Update #2 - Arrests**

Georgetown- The following subjects have been apprehended:


Jacquelyn Heverin 24 of Millsboro – 13 Charges - Home Invasion, PFDCF, Robbery 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Arrested on Friday, July 10, 2015 and committed to New Castle County Pretrial Supervision in default of $65,000.00 secured bond.
Dean R. Zerden, 47 of Millsboro – 3 Charges – Possession of Cocaine, Criminal Solicitation 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd. Arrested on Monday, July 6, 2015 and was released on $5,200.00 unsecured bond.


Thomas Tallent, 29 of Georgetown - 3 Charges - Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation 2nd. Arrested on Monday, July 14, 2015 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $8,000.00 secured bond.

The following offender is still wanted on outstanding warrants:
Rhamir D. Waples, 19 of Philadelphia, PA- 81 Charges – Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Racketeering, Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, PFDCF, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony.

If anyone has any information in reference to the location of the listed wanted subject, they are asked to contact Sgt. G. Windish at 302-752-3814. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Released: 071815 1151

Berlin Revamps Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale Event; No Main Street Closure Planned

BERLIN – The town’s annual August sidewalk sale will continue this year, albeit with a few minor changes.

Following concerns voiced by merchants who weren’t participating in the sale, Berlin’s Mayor and Council asked the town’s business community to work together to come up with an event that would appease everyone. On Monday, they praised the changes that had been made and approved the Berlin Summer Sidewalk Sale for the weekend of Aug. 14.

“I think the proposal is fair and reasonable,” Mayor Gee Williams said. “It gives downtown businesses a choice.”

According to Ivy Wells, the town’s economic development director, the sidewalk sale will be held Aug. 14-16. On Friday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 16, participating businesses will set up tables of merchandise on the sidewalk outside their shops.

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Arizona cop arrests naked woman after entering her home illegally

An Arizona woman is planning to sue the city of Chandler after a local police officer illegally entered her home and arrested her while she was naked. Police later found the officer had no reason to enter the woman’s house.

It’s unclear exactly when the incident occurred, but it began when Chandler Police Officer Doug Rose and another cop arrived at the home of Esmeralda Rossi. The two wanted to speak with her after receiving a call about her arguing with her estranged husband.

When they arrived, Rossi was in the shower and her daughter answered the door.

“My daughter came to the shower and said there are two officers at the door. So I just grabbed a towel and ran to the door,” she told local ABC 15, which broke the story and obtained video footage of the incident.

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Rand Paul may hold up highway bill over Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul is the latest lawmaker to throw a wrench into delicate transportation bill negotiations, suggesting he might hold up the legislation over the controversial Planned Parenthood video that surfaced this week.

The Kentucky Republican and presidential candidate released multiple statements Friday promising to use “all legislative vehicles” to “defeat and defund Planned Parenthood” next week. The statements on his Senate and campaign websites don’t directly mention the pending highway and transit legislation, but it is the next big-ticket item on the Senate’s to-do list, with a procedural vote set for Tuesday.

“The recent revelation that this taxpayer-funded organization is selling body parts of the unborn further proves that this agency deserves our scorn not our tax dollars,” he said in a statement. “I plan to do whatever I can to stop them and will introduce an amendment to pending Senate legislation to immediately strip every dollar of Planned Parenthood funding.”

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Iran Bans U.S. Inspectors from All Nuclear Sites

No Americans permitted under final nuclear deal

U.S. and Iranian officials confirmed Thursday that no American nuclear inspectors will be permitted to enter the country’s contested nuclear site under the parameters of a deal reached with world powers this week, according to multiple statements by American and Iranian officials.

Under the tenants of the final nuclear deal reached this week in Vienna, only countries with normal diplomatic relations with Iran will be permitted to participate in inspections teams organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The revelation of this caveat has attracted concern from some analysts who maintain that only American experts can be trusted to verify that Iran is not cheating on the deal and operating clandestine nuclear facilities.

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After Chattanooga, Military Members Noticed Man Outside Recruitment Center — & They Paid Him a Visit

Military members at a Virginia recruitment center noticed a man standing near their building Friday — and he was armed with a loaded AR-15.

But this man meant them no harm. Instead, following the attacks on military personnel in Chattanooga, he had come to stand guard and protect the servicemen who are prohibited from carrying firearms at the recruitment centers.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, told WTTG-TV that he wanted to make a statement on his day off.

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Texas Roadhouse In Chattanooga, TN

Our Chattanooga Texas Roadhouse family would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of our fallen Marines.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Semper Fi

Posted by Texas Roadhouse - Chattanooga, TN on Friday, July 17, 2015

President Obama Roots For The Terrorists

I struggle to be less provocative than to suggest the president of the United States is rooting for terrorists who would harm us, but consider the evidence. Four Americans, including a Christian pastor and a reporter, have been left behind in Iran. The president specifically said they were not part of negotiations that not only lift an arms embargo against Iran, but also let it continue to grow its nuclear capabilities.

At the same time, the president has given Cuba just about everything it wants in order to improve relations with that regime. Cuba, like Iran, has funded terrorists and terrorist organizations.

Joanne Chesimard killed a New Jersey state trooper named Werner Foerster during a traffic stop in 1973. Though she received a life sentence, Chesimard fled to Cuba, where she has been taking refuge from the American legal system ever since. She joined Charlie Hill, who in 1971 killed a state trooper in New Mexico and then hijacked a plane to Cuba. These two cop killers join almost 70 other American murderers, bank robbers and others sought by the FBI who have taken up residence in Cuba to avoid the American legal system.

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Ohio man arrested after videotaping deadly car crash instead of helping

LORAIN, Ohio -An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly videotaped the aftermath of a deadly car crash instead of trying to help the victims, reported CBS affiliate WOIO.

Police say Paul Pelton, 41, was at the scene when the accident involving two teenage boys occurred early Monday, July 13. Instead of trying to save a life, witnesses say Pelton walked to the car and started videotaping the victims and the damaged car. In the video, Pelton can be heard calling the teen drivers "idiots" while recording the wreckage, reports CBS Cleveland.

"While others were rendering aid to these boys, a male took the opportunity to video this horrible scene with his cell phone. In the video, the male makes comments that the boys were 'Idiots,' and holds his cell phone so that he can film these two boys who were in medical crisis," the Lorain Police Department said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "At no time does the male render assistance to the victims, or even attempt to comfort them."

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Why Can’t Obama Treat Iran as He Treats Republicans?

Query: If President Obama’s nuke deal with Iran is so wonderful, why do the major parties in Israel oppose it? Why was Obama so excited about making a deal that, based on his previous positions, he would have opposed earlier?

This agreement is baffling on multiple grounds, even for Obama. What is the urgency for the United States to enter into such a lopsided deal with a rogue nation that doesn’t have a fraction of our negotiating leverage? Why can’t Obama deal with Iran’s leaders the way he deals with Republicans? Is he trying to validate conspiracy theorists convinced that he’s the Manchurian candidate?

Have you ever noticed that there is an inverse relationship between the wisdom of an Obama policy and his defensiveness concerning it? The media are abuzz over the alleged disrespect CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett showed Obama during a news conference. But Garrett wasn’t the only person on whom Obama unloaded. He lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress who oppose the deal.

Obama dared his critics to present a better alternative and, as usual, implied their opposition is not based on the facts but a matter of political posturing and pressure from lobbyists. “I am not betting on the Republican Party rallying behind this agreement,” he said. I pray he’s right about that.

What about Obama’s arrogant dismissal of his critics and claiming this is the best deal we could have made?

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Gov. Hogan Prepares For 2nd Round Of Chemotherapy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Hogan prepares for his second round of chemotherapy this weekend. The governor announced last month he has stage III non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

And as Pat Warren reports, he’s been able to keep to a busy schedule.

Governor Hogan not letting cancer break his stride.

“I mean, under the circumstances, don’t I look pretty good?” he said.

Looking good at a meet and greet with presidential candidate Chris Christie on Wednesday, followed by a government house buy-local event Thursday, and Friday, the state police graduation.

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Dog in Hot Car

SFD in process of rescuing a dog locked in hot car, window opened barely a crack. Food lion Nanticoke Road.

Planned Parenthood Pours Cash to Clinton

Received 20 times the rest of the field combined

Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of choice for Planned Parenthood employees, according to campaign financial records released Wednesday.

The former secretary of state collected nearly $10,000 from nine individuals who work for the country’s largest abortion provider, including from several high ranking executives at the billion-dollar operation. The first quarter fundraising total nearly matches the amount Clinton received over the course of her previous three political runs.

She received far more from Planned Parenthood employees than her Democratic rivals, the former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT), the former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, and the former Virginia senator Jim Webb. Webb, O’Malley, and Sanders have perfect pro-abortion voting records, while Chafee scored a 90, according to NARAL rankings. But Clinton raised 20 times as much money from Planned Parenthood employees. Sanders was the only other candidate to receive money from the abortion provider, garnering two donations totaling $500.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
335 PM EDT SAT JUL 18 2015

MDZ021>024-VAZ099-100-191945-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-ACCOMACK-
NORTHAMPTON VA-
335 PM EDT SAT JUL 18 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF
MARYLAND AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 100 TO 104 DEGREES SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

TONIGHT: Redneck Deck Party 2015!

The bull is coming back to Boonies...
Tomorrow - Sat. July 18th - 6pm until 10pm
Join us for the REDNECK DECK PARTY!!!
Pig Roast Platters - $12 ea. / $2 Can Beers
DJ Memory Mixer is back again this year!
Cornhole Tournament - Sign up by 6:00pm.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Coastal Aquatics Swim Team! 

BOONIES - Burgers, Beer & Bait
21438 Nanticoke Road  Tyaskin, MD 21865
410-873-2244 

Annual book sale at Ocean Pines library, July 24-27

The Friends of the Ocean Pines library will hold the annual book sale on Friday, July 24, Saturday, July 25 and Monday, July 27.

Friday’s sale is from 6-9 p.m. and is for members of FOPL, but participants may join at the door. Membership is $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Saturday and Monday are open to the public. On Monday, all items will be half-price.

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GHOST STORIES FROM POPLAR HILL MANSION

One of the perks of living in a historically rich area is the whisper of paranormal activity that reverberates across the Eastern Shore. Ghost stories, ghost walks, ghost hunters…if you do a quick Google search or a little perusing on social media, you’ll find that Delmarva is in fact overflowing with paranormal enthusiasts. Of course our interests our always piqued by notions of the paranormal, so when Aleta Davis (Chair for the Board of the Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion) contacted us about the publication of her recent book on the paranormal activity at Poplar Hill Mansion, we scheduled an interview.

“We have had mediums from all over the county, internationally actually, that have come to the house and everyone sees pretty much the same things in the house…which was corroborating what was happening in the house for us,” Davis said as we walked through the historic Salisbury home. For those of you not familiar with Poplar Hill Mansion, the federal-style house was built in 1795 (thought it wasn’t completed for several years) and was home to Dr. Huston and his wife Sarah and later, the Waller family, who lived in the mansion from 1882 to 1945. The City of Salisbury has owned the property since 1974 as a house museum in public trust.

Davis has been working with the Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion for the past seven years, during which time she and other volunteers have witnessed a number of hair-raising incidents, including being witness to several mediums experimenting with EVPs in the house. In one instance, an EVP recorded a child saying “mama, are you there?”

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Obama Honors Islam Before Dead Marines Killed by Islamic Terrorist; Americans Furious

White House sent out 'happy Ramadan' statement before commenting on Chattanooga attack

President Obama issued a statement yesterday urging Americans to respect the religion of Islam before he even commented on a terror attack by an Islamic extremist in Chattanooga which killed four Marines, prompting widespread anger.

The White House tweeted out a statement wishing Muslims “Eid Mubarak!” as Ramadan came to a close, adding that, “the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs.”

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UPDATE ON GOVERNOR HOGAN

#Hoganstrong
Governor Larry Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer in June. He seems to be doing well, under the circumstances of his treatments.

Please continue to keep Gov. Hogan in your prayers. He has a tough treatment course in front of him.

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Alex Jones Calls for Deportation of All Muslims

Christmas In July


Chattanooga shooting suspect briefly worked at Ohio nuclear power plant

The alleged shooter who killed four Marines in Chattanooga briefly worked at a nuclear power plant prior to the shooting, according to a spokesman for the plant.

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez was a conditional employee at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio but the job only lasted 10 days.

Abdulazeez, who graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with an engineering degree in 2012, worked at the plant in late May 2013.

Todd Schneider, a spokesman for FirstEnergy, which runs the plant, told ABC News that he "was never granted unescorted access and never entered the secured area of the plant."

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Definition of "Political Correctness" - 1945

At the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri an unnamed source sent copies of four telegrams that were between Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the Surrender Agreement. The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received, not a word has been added or deleted!"

(1) Tokyo,Japan
0800-September 1,1945
To: President Harry S Truman
From: General D A MacArthur
Tomorrow we meet with those yellow bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions!

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(2) Washington, D C , 1300-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur
From: H S Truman
Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!

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(3) Tokyo, Japan , 1630-September 1, 1945
To: H S Truman
From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
Will do, Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?

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(4) Washington, D C, 2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
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Now, with special thanks to friends at the Truman Museum and Harry, you and I finally have a full understanding of what "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" really means!

The California Drought is Worse than You Think

From the half-million acres of parched and idle farmland to the swaths of receding reservoirs, the signs of California's historic drought are obvious.

Less obvious is just how historic the ongoing drought actually is when compared with previous dry spells in the Golden State's history.

A CNBC analysis of annual Palmer Drought Severity Index recordings, founded by meteorologist Wayne Palmer as a way to factor in both precipitation and temperature to track soil moisture, shows the nearly four-year drought is in fact the worst in over a century. The PDSI is used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as its main drought index. (Tweet This)

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McDonald's Franchisees Never Been This Depressed

Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse for McDonald’s, it did.

The six-month outlook for franchisees is at an all-time low, according to a small survey by Mark Kalinowski, a long-time restaurant industry analyst.

Some 29 franchisees, who collectively own and operate 208 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, were asked to give their six-month forecast from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent). The average response was 1.69, the lowest in the survey’s 12-year history.

Previously, the lowest rating was 1.81, which was recorded three months ago.

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New development in Ocean Pines to offer 30 duplexes

With the county planning office and commissioners before him and the technical review committee plus the Ocean Pines Association behind him, Marvin Steen is getting anxious to deliver his new 30-unit development in Ocean Pines.

“This is the first new project in years,” Steen said. “People are anxious to see something new.”

Costing about $350,000 each, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom 2,400-square-foot duplexes would be located between King Richard Drive and Gum Point Road.

“That’s something the technical review committee had some concerns about,” Steen said — King Richard Road. Of interest was construction vehicle traffic moving in and out near other Ocean Pines residences.

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This Brown Snake Won't Harm You

While digging out a tree stump we found this brown snake. Considering my Wife spent many years working at the Zoo, she couldn't resist playing with it. 

Huge carp found in Kansas ditch is no fish story

Rarely is a trophy fish so easy to land.

An animal control officer in Olathe, Kansas, recently hauled in a 60-pound (27-kg) carp that was lying in a drainage ditch. A man out for a walk last week spotted the fish and called police, city animal control officer Jamie Schmidt said on Tuesday.

The man estimated the fish at more than four feet (1.22 meters) - and he was not telling a whopper, said Schmidt, who responded to the call in suburban Kansas City. The carp lay dead in a roadside ditch that connects to a lake and it apparently swam there when heavy rain caused flooding, she said.

"When the guy said it was four foot, I thought 'Well, most men tell fish stories' and I thought it wasn't going to be even close to that," Schmidt said. "I was very shocked."

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Big Fish Classic Returns Next Week

OCEAN CITY- Returning for its second year, the Big Fish Classic set for next weekend will feature a new format featuring anglers fishing for 32 hours straight in search of the largest fish of any species.

The Big Fish Classic is set for July 24-26 on the pier at Talbot Street, which is essentially the epicenter for Ocean City’s rich fishing history. In the nascent days of the town’s fishing history, historic Talbot Street was always where the action was taking place with offshore boats unloading epic catches of billfish and tuna on the docks.

In the decades since, marinas have sprouted up all over the resort area and in West Ocean City, but Talbot Street is where it all began. In that spirit, the Big Fish Classic is a two-day, 32-hour tournament where the largest fish caught of any species will be rewarded. Boats and teams of anglers will decide to fish in one of two 32-hour slots, either Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday. There are several categories for which anglers and boats will be rewarded, but the essence of the event is bringing the biggest fish to the historic Talbot Street docks.

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The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates - 24 Nations Are Currently Facing A Debt Crisis

There has been so much attention on Greece in recent weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any moment. As you are about to see, there are 24 nations that are currently facing a full-blown debt crisis, and there are 14 more that are rapidly heading toward one. Right now, the debt to GDP ratio for the entire planet is up to an all-time record high of 286 percent, and globally there is approximately 200 TRILLION dollars of debt on the books. That breaks down to about $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet. And since close to half of the population of the world lives on less than 10 dollars a day, there is no way that all of this debt can ever be repaid. The only “solution” under our current system is to kick the can down the road for as long as we can until this colossal debt pyramid finally collapses in upon itself.

As we are seeing in Greece, you can eventually accumulate so much debt that there is literally no way out. The other European nations are attempting to find a way to give Greece a third bailout, but that is like paying one credit card with another credit card because virtually everyone in Europe is absolutely drowning in debt.

Even if some “permanent solution” could be crafted for Greece, that would only solve a very small fraction of the overall problem that we are facing. The nations of the world have never been in this much debt before, and it gets worse with each passing day.

According to a new report from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, there are currently 24 countries in the world that are facing a full-blown debt crisis

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Obamacare's Prices Will Keep Surging

Americans who purchase health insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges should buckle up. Within the month, state regulators will begin approving premium hikes for plans sold in every state.

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Here’s Why Politicians Hate the Confederate Flag

Politicians attacking flag of resistance

There is a very good reason why the Confederate flag is under attack.

It is because it is the rebel flag. The flag of resistance, of (as columnist Fred Reed so neatly – so accurately – put it)… leave me the hell alone. This is why it’s favored by rural whites whose great-great-great grandparents never owned slaves nor wanted to – but who can’t stand annoying busybodies (they call ’em Yankees down South but the principle applies generally) who seem to think they are god’s anointed, sent hither to instruct and enlighten.

Who cannot stand the idea that others (anywhere) might hold differing opinions, do things differently – and so must becompelled to hold the right opinions, do theright things.

As the Yankees define these things.

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The Rise of Concealed Carry

How many people are licensed to carry concealed guns in your state? The Crime Prevention Research Center has released a paper with the numbers, finding that the number of permit holders has risen 15.4 percent in the last year alone.

We sat down with the organization's president, More Guns, Less Crime author John Lott, to discuss the findings. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Q: Why do you think there has been such a surge in permit holders since Obama's election, and especially over the last year?

There was an increase during his election, but as you said, there's been an accelerated change over the last couple years, and I think if you look at the polls you see one reason for that. Gallup and others have shown that Americans believe owning a gun is important for their safety. By larger percentages, the polls show that people believe having a gun makes them safer as opposed to any other possible assets they may have. And where we've seen the biggest growth in permits is among the groups that have had the biggest changes in their views on guns — blacks and women.

Q: Why do you think that's happening with women and minorities?

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Bird Flu May Pose Serious Threat To State's Billion Dollar Poultry Industry

Maryland chicken farmers are on high alert. Maryland’s Department of Agriculture is sounding the alarm that the deadly bird flu outbreak could hit here this fall. 

It's already decimated millions of chickens and flocks around the country, and may pose a serious threat to Maryland's billion dollar poultry industry. 

Prices of chicken and eggs are both already high at grocery stores because of the avian flu outbreak that started last December in the Pacific Northwest. 

It's been spreading through the United States ever since. 

At Springfield Farm in Sparks, Maryland, Catherine Webb's chickens are happy and healthy, all 2,100 of them. 

"We rarely have a sick bird. They're outside, free-range. They're healthier than anything you're going to have that's raised commercially," she says.

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Freedom fries no more: Sailors angry after Navy bans fried food

The Navy is going on a health kick and removing all fried food from dining hall menus.

In an effort to kick up its healthy eating "Go for Green" campaign, it will stop frying foods like chicken and french fries and bake them instead. It is also axing whole milk and replacing it with skim and soy, reports Navy Times.

In May, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the menu revisions as part of efforts to improve sailors' food, uniforms, training and overall fitness to boost field performance and lower medical costs.

Electrician's Mate 1st Class (SW) Roberto Rodriguez told Navy Times that he’s lost 10 pounds since the program began and said he feels “a whole lot better.”

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"Obama Pours Gas on the Mideast Fire"

The nuclear deal with Iran will stoke more Sunni-Shiite violence, and the Saudis may go shopping for nukes.

While President Obama hopes his nuclear deal with Iran will burnish his presidential legacy as a great peacemaker, the near-term consequence will be more—and even bloodier—sectarian violence in the Middle East. In particular, security threats will escalate for Saudi Arabia and Israel, until now America’s two major Mideast allies.

The Israelis and Saudis, longtime adversaries, in recent years have joined in vehement opposition to Mr. Obama’s attempts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran. For the Israelis the concern was entirely about an Iranian atomic weapon. But for the Saudis the fear was less about future nuclear capability than about the real and present threat that a deal would further enhance Iran’s regional stature and its capability to ratchet up the regime’s exploitation of regional sectarian divisions.That nightmare has arrived. The immediate threat to Saudi Arabia far exceeds that to Israel, which (without saying so) already possesses nuclear weapons and in a real crisis can almost surely be more confident of U.S. support—from future American presidents, if not the current one—than can Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Sunni Saudi Arabia, not Jewish Israel, is Shiite Iran’s primary rival for regional hegemony.Under the deal announced Tuesday, Iran stands to have $100 billion of assets unfrozen by late this year. That, coupled with the bizarre U.S. decision to unfreeze the ban on selling Iran conventional weapons and ballistic missiles down the road, means that Tehran can use those billions of freshly available assets not to enhance its economy, as the Iranians promised negotiators, but rather to buy deadly new arms for its nefarious partners across the region. These include Shiite militias in Iraq, Syria’s Bashar Assad, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.A cocky, conventionally armed Iran increasing regional mischief-making puts Saudi Arabia in the cross hairs—of Iran, but also of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As Iranian-backed Shiites across the region increase efforts to exploit turmoil in failing Mideast states for Tehran’s benefit, so too will their Sunni opponents in ISIS, who are no friends of the Saudis.

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The Cops’ Worst Kept Secret

Editor’s Note: We refer to traffic ticket quotas as “the worst kept secret in law enforcement.” And with good reason. In the last six months alone, we’ve seen a dozen or so news stories referencing quotas or describing the fallout when ticket quotas are exposed. Here’s a particularly notable storyfrom New York City in which it is alleged that police and prosecutors conspired to hide evidence of bogus ticket writing to meet quotas. We’re not surprised. Ticket quotas have been standard operating procedure in police departments around the country for a long time, as we describe in this blog post from 2007.

If You Didn’t Believe Ticket Quotas Existed Before, You Will Now

A ticket quota is a policy that encourages or requires officers to give out a certain number of traffic tickets regardless of how many people are actually violating the law.

Here’s a quick roundup of stories from this year where ticket quotas were discovered around the country.

November

Washington State Police Use Ticket Quotas Officials with the Washington State Patrol set numeric goals that encourage state police officers to issue as many traffic citations as possible. The effect has been a significant increase in the number of tickets written — 50,000 additional tickets were issued between 2005 and 2006. A Bellvue state patrol sergeant issued a memo ordering troopers to meet the accountability goals, writing: “No matter how many cars you stop, the goal… is 80 percent enforcement (tickets).” Those failing to meet the goal may lose vacation time or receive other sanctions.

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Exploding Muslim Immigration Overwhelms FBI

The FBI failed to stop another terror attack, this time in Chattanooga, and the pressure building on the bureau from President Obama’s reckless immigration policies may be reaching a boiling point, say security experts.

And the problem goes far beyond a loose border, where some 400,000 illegal aliens enter each year.

It’s also the ease with which someone from a hostile Middle Eastern country can get a visa.

Under current U.S. immigration policy, an ISIS terrorist doesn’t need to hop a fence or swim a river to reach America. He can enter the U.S. legally as a student, as a skilled guest-worker, as a refugee, as an entrepreneur, or as a tourist – and fly here in the comfort of a jumbo jet.

According to U.S. Census data, the U.S. welcomes about 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year. This represents the fastest growing segment of immigrants coming to America.

While some may enter with questionable backgrounds, the chances are greater that they will get radicalized after they arrive.

Take the case of Chattanooga terrorist Youssef Mohammad Abdulazeez.

He arrived with his parents from Kuwait in 1996 at the age of 6. He attended U.S. schools, and by all accounts was a fully assimilated U.S. naturalized citizen.

Abdulazeez was a success story just waiting to be told by Obama’s newly created White House Taskforce on New Americans, which collaborates with community-organizing groups like Welcoming America to convince Americans into thinking that expansive immigration brings only good things to their cities and towns.

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BREAKING NEWS: US Navy says sailor injured in Chattanooga shooting has died

A US Navy spokesman tells Fox News that a male Navy Petty Officer succumbed to wounds received in the July 16 shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga. The death toll from the shootings is now at 5.

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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 7-18-15


ICE
 

Something we all take for granted in this day and age is ice. All refrigerators are electric and have a freezer within them. Some make their own ice cubes that can be readily accessed at any time. The earliest refrigerators were equipped with trays that had to be filled with water, which was then frozen to make the desired cubes.

The predecessor to the refrigerator was the ice box. This originated back in the 1800’s and was responsible for extending the life of the family’s food. It got the name “ice box” because that is what it was. The earliest ones were no more than an insulated wooden box into which ice had to be put in regularly to keep everything in it cold. A more sophisticated version made of oak and doors with brass hinges appeared in the late 1800’s and is sought after by antique collectors today. The earliest suppliers of ice were George W. Collins, who operated on the corner of Lake and W. Isabella Sts., and the Salisbury Ice Mfg. Co. that was located near the railroad tracks and the N Y P & N railroad station. There are still members of society that remember the ice man that delivered ice for the W. F. Messick Co. The ice boxes of the 1920’s were contraptions into which you had to put a piece of ice in a compartment on the top that would drip its chilling water to keep everything refrigerated. The size of the block of ice depended on the size of your ice box. Someone also had to empty the “drip pan” daily or they would have a lot of water on the floor of the kitchen. The ice company provided signs that housewives would put in the window when they needed ice, and it also indicated the size of the block of ice. The familiar tongs with which the ice man would pick up the block and sling it onto his leather covered shoulder are seen now only if you go to an ice house. The ice houses of today no longer have to deliver to residences, and most of the ice is dispensed to the many trucks hauling produce, seafood or chicken.

Usually the ice man was a welcome sight to the local children. They would flock to him for a sliver of ice to help them cool off on a hot summer’s day.

It has always amazed me the way they procured ice a hundred years ago. They would go to the frozen ponds and lakes and cut the blocks out with a saw. It would then be hauled to an ice house and stored there packed in straw until it was needed the following summer. I have never figured out why the ice didn’t melt at the first sign of warm weather. But, without any mechanical refrigeration, this was the only way to get ice for use later on.

The things we take for granted today were a very busy part of life a hundred years ago. Just think how much the world has improved in regards to what are really the necessities of life. Transportation, electricity and communication are just three of the things we take for granted. Imagine what the world would be like today if we had to live as they did a hundred years ago. Wouldn’t you like to be around in a hundred years to see what else man can improve upon? I wouldn’t!

Street performer registration will kick off Monday

On Monday, the city government as well as Boardwalk buskers should get some idea as to how the controversial new street performer system is going to work out.

The city’s new ordinance for Boardwalk performances is set to go into effect on Monday, July 27. Since Boardwalk performers can start signing up for designated performance spaces a week ahead of time, this means that this coming Monday, July 20, will be the first day that city hall is open to accept signups.

City Engineer Terry McGean presented the city council this week with sample markers that will be used to delineate the four corners of any given performance area, as the council passed a final resolution establishing 32 designated spaces for those wishing to busk on the boards from Ninth Street south.

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A Viewer Asks: School Lunches

Has anyone ever created a school lunch menu with food that kids will eat today? Seems like we're dancing around a problem with no rational solution being offered. Some enterprising chef should write a book.

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Troopers Investigating a Crash with Several Motorcycles

Newark, DE. - The Delaware State Police continue to investigate a vehicle crash in which several people were injured that occurred late Friday night in Newark.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 9:37 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2015, as Oliver Ngu, 56 of Hartford, Ct., was operating a 2015 Ford Edge eastbound on Chapman Road west of Christiana Road attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Bay Bridge Suites Hotel and failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic in the westbound lane of Chapman Road. As Ngu began to travel across the westbound lane he drove directly into the path of a Harley-Davidson Soft tail traveling westbound operated by Robert L. Smith 45, of Wilmington. The front end of the motorcycle struck the right passenger side of the Ford Edge causing Smith to be ejected off of the motorcycle and into the westbound lane of the roadway. Smith’s motorcycle then struck another Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling westbound operated by Bruce Lodgeman 38 of Garnett Valley, PA., which caused him to be ejected into the roadway. Lodgeman’s motorcycle then struck a 2008 Harley-Davidson operated by Matthew Brinton 37 of Wilmington who was also westbound which caused him to be ejected from the motorcycle along with his passenger, Kimberly Brinton 39, of Wilmington.

Oliver Ngu 56, of Hartford, Connecticut, was not injured and was cited for a vehicle turning left must yield right of way to oncoming traffic. Ngu was traveling with his son who was in the front passenger seat who was not injured and his daughter who was sitting in the right rear seat of the vehicle who was later taken to the Christiana Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Robert L. Smith 45 of Wilmington, operating 2014 Harley-Davidson Soft Tail motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with serious injuries. He is currently in ICU and is listed in stable condition.

Matthew S. Brinton 37 of Wilmington, operating 2008 Harley-Davidson FKC motorcycle who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with serious non-life threatening injuries.

Kimberly Brinton, a 39 year old female passenger, with Matthew Brinton was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. She suffered minor injuries which did not require any medical attention.

Bruce Lodgeman 38 of Garnett Valley Pennsylvania, operating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. The eastbound lanes of Chapman Road were closed for approximately 15 minutes and the westbound lane was closed for approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Planting Seeds of Hope

“Planting Seeds of Hope” is the theme for the 3rd annual Healing Rose 5K run/1-mile walk to be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, in Salisbury.

Registration the day of the race begins at 7 a.m. and the run/walk steps off at 8 a.m.

Funds raised will help area breast and gynecological cancer survivors and their families as they face the serious physical, emotional and financial impact of a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows. Programs supported by the funds raised will help individuals overcome these challenges, regain their independence and heal.

All funds raised will be used locally to support the innovative Healing Rose Garden which helps cancer survivors grow their own fresh produce, and learn about healthy eating and meal preparation to boost their immune system, regain strength, and return to independence after surviving cancer. Proceeds also will be used to help with medication costs, travel costs for appointments, co-pays, guided exercise, and chiropractic care.

Awards will be given to the top runners. Featured will be entertainment and children’s activities.

Advance registration is $25 for adults and $15 for those age 12 and under; $30 and $20 the day of the race. Registration includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. To register in advance, visit www.macinc.org, call 410-742-0505, ext. 130; or register in person at the Richard A. Henson Health and Wellness Center at MAC. Sponsors are welcome.

The horror is becoming unbearable

ISIS filmed a CHILD carrying out a beheading for the first time: 'Cub of the Caliphate' is the first seen executing a prisoner by decapitation as the terror group increasingly use boys to kill.

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 7-18-15

Darren Terrell Whittington of Princess Anne, arrested 7-1-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Whittington was later heled on a $5,000 bond.

James Spencer Loper of Westover, arrested 7-1-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Loper was later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.


Ronald Francis Wright Jr. of Crisfield, arrested 7-2-15 for theft under $1,000. Wright was later released on personal recognizance. The arrest was the result of a theft investigation  of rip rap that had been removed from the Apes Hole bulkheads in Crisfield.  

Silver Jewell Thomas of Westover, criminal summons served 7-3-15 for giving false statements to law enforcement. Thomas was released on signature pending court actions.

Kelly Lynn Garpstas of Westover, arrested 7-5-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, and consuming alcohol within a vehicle. Garpstas was later released on signature pending District Court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Crisfield Highway, and Sign Post Rd.

Shane Alan Wooten of Princess Anne, arrested 7-8-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Wooten was later released on an unsecured bond.

Deandre Wintray Dashield of Salisbury, arrested 7-9-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Dashield was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Timothy Esau Holbrook Sr. of Princess Anne, arrested 7-9-15 on a Circuit Court indictment for possession of cds, with the intent to distribute,  possession of cds not marijuana, cds possession marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance. Holbrook was later held on a $150,000 bond.

Leonard Smith of Dames Quarters, arrested 7-9-15 on a warrant for 2nd degree assault. Smith was later released on personal recognizance.

Chauncey Anthony Wallace Sr. of Deal Island, arrested 7-9-15 on a warrants for failing  to appear in court. Wallace was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Terrelle Lavonja Simmons of Crisfield, criminal summons served for 2nd degree assault, disorderly conduct, and trespassing. Simmons was released on signature pending court actions.

Alvis James Schoolfield of Eden, arrested 7-13-15 on a warrant regarding 2nd degree assault. Schoolfield was later released on personal recognizance.

Tyriek Johnnie Tenner of Crisfield, arrested 7-13-15 on a warrant for violation of probation. Tenner was later held without bond.

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