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Saturday, September 03, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Evacuated In New Orleans Ahead Of Lee

Nearly 6,000 people from Jefferson Parish in New Orleans have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Storm Lee moves closer to the Gulf Coast
From Fox News


We only need to add 20 million jobs next month to get back to our long-term trend line. I’m sure the SAVIOR will fill us in on the details next week.
Today, the Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls (jobs) were unchanged in August. Today’s chart provides some perspective on the US job market. Note how the number of jobs steadily increased from 1961 to 2001 (top chart). During the last economic recovery (i.e. the end of 2001 to the end of 2007), job growth was unable to get back up to its long-term trend (first time since 1961). During the current cycle, nonfarm payrolls have pulled away from its 40-year trend (from 1961-2001) by a record amount (see bottom chart). In fact, the current number of US jobs is well below its 2001 peak.


CDC: Why Are U.S. Circumcision Rates Declining?

Why are newborn circumcision rates dropping in the U.S.? In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that hospital circumcisions had declined over the past 10 years, after more than a decade of increase.

The rate of in-hospital circumcision rose from 48.3% in 1988-91 to 61.1% in 1997-2000, the CDC reports. To gauge current rates of circumcision, the researchers looked at numbers from three large, independent data sources, all of which collect discharge data on inpatient hospitalizations.

Every data set showed a decline. For example, the 1999-2010 National Hospital Discharge Survey showed that fewer than 12 million of nearly 20 million newborn boys were circumcised over the past decade. The survey showed that the rate of in-hospital circumcisions dropped from 62.5% in 1999 to 56.9% in 2008.


Federal Family???

Did you see what the Obama Socialist have started to do. On the first line in the body of this press release, they are now changing the name of our Federal government to "Federal family"

Irene: Overview of Federal Family’s Preparations and Response 

Friday, September 2, 2011 6:00 pm eastern
Release Date: September 2, 2011
Release Number: HQ-11-176
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The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected. Over the past several days, President Obama has declared major disaster declarations for the states of North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Vermont and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and emergency declarations for North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont, making available federal resources to support response efforts. Prior to Irene's making landfall on the East Coast Saturday, FEMA deployed teams and resources along the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine.  In advance of Irene moving through the territories earlier last week, FEMA deployed teams to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to coordinate directly with local officials on the ground.  At the direction of President Obama and DHS Secretary Napolitano, FEMA continues to work with our federal, state, territorial, tribal and local partners, as well as voluntary organizations, the private sector, and others to respond to the aftermath of Irene.  The following timeline provides an overview of these and other federal activities, to date, to support these territories, states, families and communities.


Man Arrested For Allegedly Biting A Snake

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A snake bite in a north Sacramento neighborhood left the victim seriously hurt, but the injured party isn't whom you'd expect.

Police say a python underwent emergency surgery after a man allegedly bit the creature twice.

Officers were called to Del Paso Heights around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after a passer-by reported that a man was lying on the ground and may have been assaulted, according to Sgt. Andrew Pettit. When they arrived, they found David Senk, 54, still lying there — but police say he wasn't the one who was assaulted.

Another man approached officers and accused Senk of taking two bites out of his 3-foot pet python, Pettit said.

Senk was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile and booked on $10,000 bail.

In a jailhouse interview with KXTL-TV on Friday, Senk said he had no memory of the incident and that he has a drinking problem.


Bring All Offers


An old man, a boy and a donkey
were going to town.
The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked.

Who remarked "What a shame the old man
Is walking and the boy is riding."

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right,
so they changed positions.
Later they passed some people who
Remarked "What a shame . . . He makes that little boy walk."
So they then decided they'd both walk!

Soon they passed some more people
Who remarked "They're really stupid to walk when they
have a decent donkey to ride."

So, they both rode the donkey.
 Now they passed some people
Who shamed them by saying "How awful toPut such a load on a poor donkey."

The boy and man figured they were probably right,
So they decide to carry the donkey.

As they crossed the bridge,
They lost their grip on the animal
And he fell into the river and drowned.
The moral of the story?
If you try to please everyone,
You might as well . . .
Kiss your ass goodbye!
As they went along they passed some people 

4 charged In Videotaped Fla. Football Brawl

SARASOTA, Fla. - Three youth football coaches and a 14-year-old player have been criminally charged with assaulting a referee in last weekend's videotaped brawl at a game in southwest Florida. (Watch the video below).

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Friday that all four will face a felony charge of battery on a sports official. If convicted they could face up to four years in prison.

The incident was captured on video Saturday in a game between 13- and 14-year-old players. It got national attention this week when the video was turned over to the sheriff's office and released to the media.


A Letter To The Editor: Bed Bugs


I was wondering if you or your readers would be able to help me and/or offer advice.

On May 15th I started a lease for a condo in Ocean City for the entire season (cost: $8500).

About a month into the lease we discovered our unit and several other units were infested with bed bugs. I notified my realtor and they then notified that building management company and then they contacted an exterminator.
Ever since then the exterminator has made a couple visits and sprayed for the pests. They have yet to be exterminated. Just tonight while sleeping I awoke covered in swelling bed bug bites. I captured 7 of them in a jar.

What's the best plan of action to rectify this problem? Is it wrong to expect some reimbursement?

I will be contacting the real estate agency and if I don't get the answers I expect then I hope you'll assist me in exposing the property where the bed bugs exist and the real estate agency that is renting out these units knowing they are infested with bed bugs.

Many thanks,
Sick, tired, and itchy.

Salisbury Police Department Accident Report

September 2, 2011 at approximately 9:16 am, Officers of the Salisbury Police received a call to respond to the intersection of US Rt. 50 and Beaglin Park Drive for the report of a multi vehicle collision. Upon arrival the officers found three (3) vehicles damaged as a result of the collision and four (2) subjects injured, two (2) adults and two (2) children. The first vehicle, a 1992 Dodge Dynasty, had been eastbound on Rt. 50 and was turning left onto Beaglin Park Drive when it was struck by vehicle # 2, a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.

During the collision, the Chevrolet Tahoe spun in the roadway and struck the third vehicle, a 2007 Nissan Quest, causing superficial damage to the Nissan. Both the Dodge Dynasty and the Chevrolet Tahoe were extensively damaged and have been impounded pending the investigation of the accident. The Dodge Dynasty was operated by a 68 year old female from Parsonsburg, Maryland and was occupied by a two (2) year old female and a four (4) year old female who were in child safety seats in the rear seat of the vehicle.

The operator of the Dodge Dynasty was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. The two children were transported to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and are listed in serious condition. The operator and lone occupant of the Chevrolet Tahoe, a 63 year old male from Timonium, Maryland, was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center for non life threatening injuries. The operator and

lone occupant of the third vehicle, the Nissan Quest, was not injured.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident are not being released at this time and the accident is currently under investigation. Charges are pending the results of the investigation.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Tropical Storm Lee Forms Over Gulf as Louisiana, Mississippi Declare States Of Emergency

A large storm system churning in the Gulf Of Mexico grew Friday into Tropical Storm Lee, beginning a Labor Day weekend-long assault that could bring up to 20 inches of rain in some spots from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

The storm was expected to make landfall on the central Louisiana coast late Saturday and turn east toward New Orleans, where it would provide the biggest test of rebuilt levees since Hurricane Gustav struck on Labor Day 2008.

Down and Out in L.A.: When the Middle Class Goes Homeless

Volunteer Jessica Valencia, right, serves meals at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles' Skid Row on May 16, 2011

At a homeless shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles, there's a man who once made a six-figure salary as a successful producer of Hollywood films and sitcoms. He produced a movie that grossed tens of millions at the box office, was represented by one of the largest television agencies and used to be friends with well-known actors. But then he had trouble getting work, and after a while was unable to pay rent. His family moved in with a friend, but then that house went into foreclosure. So four months ago, with nowhere else to turn, he arrived at the shelter with his wife and two boys. "I did everything I could not to end up in the stereotype of a shelter," says the producer, who asks not to be identified because he fears jeopardizing his chance of landing work. "I want out of here so bad I don't even want to engage in the culture. I don't want to be comfortable because I'm not."


Government's Customer Service Ratings Improve, Still Not Great

Did you know that President Barack Obama signed an executive order in April that requires federal agencies to improve their customer service? Yeah, me either. But maybe fewer people will want to nominate the federal government as the Worst Company in America in 2012, because a recent survey by federal IT network MeriTalk indicates that the quality of customer service from the government is going up. A little. 31% of respondents said that they were satisfied with government services, up 24% from last year. The highest-rated agencies? The Social Security Administration and the IRS.

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Why The Tough Economy Has Made It A Great Time, Or Not, To Get Divorced

If you have to go through the misery of a divorce, now is as good a time as any to proceed. Plunging home prices and the struggling economy have a way of making financial separations less painful, with some caveats.

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A Letter To The Editor 9-3-11

The citywide spraying of pesticides
I do not understand what the point is, of poisoning our citizens and polluting our community with this antiquated ritual of citywide spraying of pesticides.
I was in the Deer Harbour community and they were spraying at 6PM in the evening while children were playing, people walking their dogs and other were maintaining their lawns.
Last nite on the east side our street had the pleasure of a double dose as he came by twice.  Why do we have to pay an additional fee to restore the bay, and then also pay taxes to have someone drive around and pollute our community which ultimately ends up in the bay?  Doesn't seem logical.  I have lived in other cities and no where else does this.  Want to lower our cancer rate?  Get rid of the truck.  Can anyone give me a valid reason why we still do this other than "because we always have".

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