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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


How do those who say the Occupy Movement is nothing but a bunch of liberals looking for government handouts explain what happened in Oakland? You had a liberal Democratic mayor ordering the police to attack and disperse protestors who are supposedly liberals. WTF? I’m sure Hannity and O’Reilly will spout that this is part of the master plan laid out by Saul Alinsky and George Soros.

The fact is that American citizens of all types are involved in the Occupy Movement. The government authorities are run by Republicans and Democrats. The parties are interchangeable because they have both been bought off by Wall Street and corporate America. The authorities will use their jackboots to remain in control. The citizens will be told to act like passive sheep or they will slaughter us.

I wouldn’t classify Karl Denninger as a liberal. His article below addresses the criminals in this story. The jackbooted thugs that beat and shoot peaceful protestors are the criminals.

Occupy Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan in Big Trouble After Riot

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 25 October 2011
Location: 400 Block of Patrick Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Damian L. Tull, 33, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 25 October 2011 at 11:18 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office
responded to a reported disturbance inside a residence in the 400 block of Patrick Avenue. Upon arrival,
the deputy learned an altercation had been taking place between Damian Tull and his 18 year old son
when it turned physical. Tull is accused of throwing a telephone at his son that resulted in damage to the
son’s teeth. The investigating deputy saw obvious signs of injury on the victim that corroborated that

The deputy placed Tull under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was
processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, Tull was
detained in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

Diaper Reportedly Saves 3-Year-Old In Fatal Car Crash In Florida

A 3-year-old floated to safety after an argument between her parents led to the family's car plunging into a South Florida lake Tuesday, The Sun Sentinel reports.

Police believe Sariyah Michel's diaper was so buoyant, it propelled her out of the submerged car.

"All of a sudden, this little thing popped up like a cork," Deputy Cazi Navarro told The Sun Sentinel.

Today's Top Stories 10-26-11


President Obama said no one should take enjoyment from the images of Muammar Qaddafi’s final moments after he was captured while trying to escape.

House Speaker John Boehner is threatening to block legislation to normalize U.S. trade with Russia, as part of its World Trade Organization admission, until it respects the “territorial integrity” of neighboring Georgia.

A new Pentagon audit resolves a lingering Iraq-war mystery, concluding that $6.6 billion of U.S.-controlled reconstruction money was transferred to the Central Bank of Iraq, not lost or stolen.

Rick Perry moved to re-frame the Republican presidential race with a proposal to tear up the tax code and draw a distinction with the more incremental approach of Mitt Romney.

Chancellor Angela Merkel headed to a summit to solve the euro debt crisis armed with the endorsement of the German parliament as Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi struggled to meet Europe’s demands to cut pension spending.

Argentina ordered oil, gas and mining exporters to repatriate all their export revenue as the government struggles to stem accelerating capital flight in South America’s second-biggest economy.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp will release a long-awaited proposal today to shield 95 percent of corporate profits earned offshore from taxation in the U.S., according to a Republican familiar with the plan.

Thailand’s worst floods in more than a half century may have wiped out as much as 14 percent of paddy fields in the world’s biggest rice exporter, potentially erasing the predicted global glut.

Orders for U.S. durable goods excluding transportation equipment rose in September by the most in six months, showing manufacturing is supporting the expansion.

German two-year notes rose, while longer-maturity bonds declined, as investors awaited the outcome of a European Union meeting today where leaders may struggle to agree on a plan to contain the debt crisis.

The yen rose to a post-World War II high versus the dollar as concern European leaders will fail to resolve the region’s debt crisis boosted demand for the safety of Japan’s currency. The euro surged to strongest in more than six-weeks against the dollar after a report that Germany’s lower house of parliament voted to expand the region’s bailout fund. Australia’s dollar weakened against all its major counterparts after a government report showed inflation slowed.

AP Top Stories

Police fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters who had marched to City Hall to reclaim the camp they’d been evicted from early Tuesday.

With less than a month remaining until its deadline to engineer $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade, the Deficit Super Committee has worked exclusively over the past month behind closed doors – out of the public’s view to determine whether the panel is making substantial progress. Today, the committee will hold its first open public hearing in more than a month.

A former Goldman Sachs board member surrendered to federal authorities to face criminal charges stemming from a massive hedge fund insider trading case.

The College Board reported today that average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges surged 8.3 percent this fall, just as President Obama released details of his plan to help students deal with a debt burden that has expanded to more than $1 trillion.


Below is a chart and a brief propaganda piece from the MSM that tells you everything you need to know about how fucked we are as a country. Have you been watching the GOP debates? Most of these morons stand up there and spout off about how they will reduce taxes, increase military spending, not cut Social Security or Medicare for the elderly and balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending.

Here is the reality. We spend $3.8 trillion per year in the categories listed on the chart. If the GOP candidates are going to increase the first category and not touch the second category, then the third category will keep growing. This means that $2.4 trillion out of $3.8 trillion is untouchable. Meanwhile, the Republicans will be reducing revenue by cutting taxes.

We currently bring in about $2.4 trillion in tax revenue. This means EVERYTHING besides the top three categories would need to be ELIMINATED in order to balance the budget.

Obama is no better. He has increased War spending every year in office to levels well above Bush. He will never touch Social Security or Medicare. In fact, his Obamacare will add billions more in spending. Ron Paul is the only candidate willing to put forth a plan to cut everything. It is the only chance we would have as a country, but Americans will never vote to take their fee shit away.


Public Spectacle Of Gaddafi's Death Signal For Expanded War?

Killing Gaddafi not such a good idea after all ... The greatest punishment for the Libyan dictator would have been incarceration and humiliation ... The late Libyan leader may have been rotten through, not to mention bordering on mad, but his barbaric execution doesn't bode well for Libya's future. The whole point of a revolution is change; hopefully change for the better. – Gulf News


Tear Down That Wall Of Central Planning's Prison State

It appears that ex-Soviet ruler Mikhail Gorbachev has come out of the woodwork again. This time Gorby treats us with more "global governance" nonsense, calling for more centralization of power and more central planning. But more central planning means more imprisonment of the people by the State. Contrary to Gorbachev’s fantasy of world communism/fascism, what we need is more freedom!
When Ronald Reagan called out, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" the wall might as well have referred to the U.S. government’s imprisonment of the American people via the police state, regulatory intrusions and government’s always-increasing confiscation of private wealth. But the reality is that we need to go the other way, away from central planning and toward decentralization.

On the talk shows and in the news, and on YouTube videos and in public forums, there is an epidemic in America of denial and fantasy. Each election cycle, we have statist candidate A vs. statist candidate B, especially with the national elections, and there do not seem to be any candidates or voters who are willing to face the music and deal with the reality of the inherent destructiveness of central planning.


Back Up, Empire!

We’ll get to that. First, what happened in the markets? On Friday, the Dow rose 267 points. Gold went up too – $23.

A big move to the upside. And why? No apparent reason. Gaddafi bit the dust, almost literally. And the Europeans seemed to be stumbling to yet another solution…in which they borrow more money to help fund the troubles created by borrowing money in the past.

Nothing new, in other words…

Your editor brought his wife here to Cyprus on a weekend get-a-way. Besides, he wanted to see where Solon died. Whether or not Solon, the great Greek lawgiver, died in Cyprus or not is a matter of some dispute. And what he was doing here is unknown. But Herodotus says his body was “consumed in Cyprian fire.” So this is the place he must have gone back to ash.


Obama's Re-Fi Plan: The Perfection Of Debt-Serfdom

How better to corral restive underwater debt-serfs than to herd them into accepting a new, "better" set of lifelong servitude shackles?

President Obama is taking credit for a new government plan to "save homeowners." That is of course pure propaganda to mask the plan's true goal: the perfection of debt-serfdom. The basic thrust of the plan is straightforward: encourage "underwater" homeowners whose mortgages exceed the value of their homes to re-finance at lower rates.

The stated incentive (i.e. the PR pitch) is to lower homeowners' monthly payments via lower interest rates.

This is the Federal Reserve's entire game plan in a nutshell: don't write off any debt, as that would reveal the banking sector's insolvency, but play extend-and-pretend with crushing debtloads by lowering the cost of servicing the debt.

The key purpose of this "plan" is to leave the principle owed to banks on their books at full value while ensnaring the hapless debt-serf (the "homeowner") into permanent servitude to the banks.


Look Who's Deciding American Court Cases

Many being decided by edicts from Muhammad

Islamic law, or Shariah, already is being applied in the U.S. court system, according to an extensive new report.

A recent Center for Security Policy study called "Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases outlines dozens of cases in which the Islamic system of law has been applied.

Center spokesman David Reaboi said the Islamic strictures are being carried out mostly in cases in which foreigners are the principals.


Woman Robbed In Parking Lot of Concord Mall


· Concord Mall (parking lot in area of the Barnes and Noble book store), 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE

Date of Occurrence:

· Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

· 72 year old female

Suspect/Suspect Vehicle:

· Black male, 30-40 years of age, 5’09”-5’11” tall, 165 lbs, average build. Last seen wearing dark pants, light colored jacket, unknown type baseball cap.

· Suspect vehicle described as a tan medium sized sedan with Pennsylvania registration


North Wilmington- Delaware State Troopers are investigating the robbery of a woman that occurred in the parking lot of the Concord Mall, this afternoon.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at approximately 2:00 p.m. as the 72 year old female was walking to her car in the parking lot of the Concord Mall, in the area of the Barnes and Noble book store. The victim had just placed items in the rear seat of her car and closed the door. The victim was approached by a male suspect that exited a tan sedan type vehicle that was parked in the area. The suspect forcibly pulled the victim’s purse from her shoulder breaking the strap, and then knocked her to the ground. The suspect fled in the tan sedan with the victim’s purse that contained an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property. The victim suffered minor cuts and abrasions from the incident, but declined medical treatment.

“Troopers remind the public to be aware and alert of their surroundings in parking lots. Scan the area around your car as you approach it and look for suspicious persons or activity. Return to the store or to a public area if anyone looks or acts suspicious. Call 911 if any suspicious persons or activity is observed.”

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 Extension #6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


“I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need machinery like that.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

“That was an ordinary way for a patriotic American to talk back then. It’s hard to believe how sick of war we used to be.[...]We used to call armaments manufacturers “Merchants of Death.”

Can you imagine that?

Nowadays, of course, just about our only solvent industry is the merchandising of death, bankrolled by our grandchildren, so that the message of our principal art forms, movies and television and political speeches and newspaper columns, for the sake of the economy, simply has to be this: War is hell, all right, but the only way a boy can become a man is in a shoot-out of some kind, preferably, but by no means necessarily, on a battlefield.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“Why don’t you write an anti-glacier book instead?’

What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that too.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“Well, I know,” she said. “You’ll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you’ll be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men. And war will look just wonderful, so we’ll have a lot more of them. And they’ll be fought by babies like the babies upstairs.”

So then I understood. It was war that made her so angry. She didn’t want her babies or anybody else’s babies killed in wars. And she thought wars were partly encouraged by books and movies.

So I held up my right hand and I made her a promise: “Mary,” I said, “I don’t think this book of mine will ever be finished. I must have written five thousand pages by now, and thrown them all away. If I ever do finish it, though, I give you my word of honor: there won’t be a part for Frank Sinatra or John Wayne.

“I tell you what,” I said, “I’ll call it ‘The Children’s Crusade.’”

She was my friend after that.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Are Hillary Clinton And Joe Biden Trying Out For New Jobs?

Under the definition that a cynic is a premature realist, I nominate myself with the following theory: It’s no accident or coincidence that Joe Biden is acting like such a jerk lately, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is playing the good soldier. They are trying out for new jobs -- each other’s.

Clinton could replace the foot-in-mouth vice president as President Obama’s running mate, and Biden could replace her as secretary of state.

Publisher's Notes: I has been rumored for quite some time O'Malley is looking to replace Joe Biden.

Man Arrested After Trying To Bail Out Of Mid-Air Flight

Although some flights are uncomfortable, that's no excuse to try to bust open an emergency exit and take a leap. Authorities arrested a Delta Airlines passenger who allegedly tried to to just that Sunday.

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Why Are We Letting Kids Be Held Hostage To A Government Monopoly?

For years, American education from kindergarten through high school has been a virtual government monopoly.

Conventional wisdom is that government must run the schools. But government monopolies don't do anything well.
They fail because they have no real competition. Yet competition is what gives us better phones, movies, cars -- everything that's good.

If governments produced cars, we'd have terrible cars.

Actually, governments once did produce cars. The Soviet bloc puts its best engineers to work and came up with the Yugo, the Volga and the Trabant.


The Importance Of Being Silly

We all want to raise kids who are resilient and able to bounce back quickly from stressful moments. Think of the people that you know who seem to be able to skip through the day. What those people have in common is the ability to be serious, the ability to be silly, funny, friendly, aloof....

Parents seem to have the belief that teens become resilient by being tough, assertive, and able to stand up for themselves. This is true in part, but I will let you in on a secret. Teens who have the easiest time navigating those years are the ones who carry a toolbox or handbag or backpack with a variety of personality characteristics in it. The key is that they have the ability to be flexible.


Obama To Order Student Loan Relief

President Obama will outline plan to allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans, an effort that could boost support among younger voters.

Flying Ball Goes Anywhere

A spherical flying machine that can take off and land just about anywhere, roll along walls and hover like a helicopter was recently unveiled by Japan's Ministry of Defense.

The beach-ball-size machine consists of commercially available parts that cost about U.S. $1,400. The researchers built it to study a problem associated with their aircraft R&D, as explained in the video above from DigInfo.

Civil Rights Museum Seeks Donors For Renovation

The National Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday launched the public phase of its campaign to raise $40 million for a major renovation of the facility located at the old Lorraine Motel, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined officials from the Memphis museum at a news conference announcing the campaign Tuesday afternoon. Haslam said the state is giving $2.5 million from this year's budget for the renovation, adding to the $2.5 million given by the state last year.

Study Says More College Students Getting Sexts

HOUSTON - College students are using smart phones to do some things that are not-so-smart.

That’s according to research from the University of Rhode Island, showing 78-percent of students have received sexually explicit text messages and 56-percent have gotten an X-rated picture.

Krisina Zuniga says she’s among the rest, collegians who choose studying over sexting.

Body Found Atop I-95 Tractor Trailer

A bizarre discovery in Interstate 95 has led to a death investigation.

Investigators are trying to identify the body found on top of a tractor trailer in Fairfax County. Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, someone spotted it on top of the truck in Lorton and called 911.

Cops: Mom Killed Sons For Insurance Money

South Carolina woman charged with killing two sons, ex-husband Mark Hendricks and stepmother

A South Carolina mother who told police her son killed three family members and himself has been charged with quadruple murder because she wanted their life insurance money, police said on Tuesday.

Susan Diane Hendricks, 48, was charged with the murder of her two sons, Matthew, 23, and Marshall, 20, her ex-husband Mark Hendricks, 52, and her stepmother, Linda Burns, who was in her mid-60s, police said.


Ultrasound Viewing Part Of NC Abortion Law Blocked

Key section of legislation put on hold so federal judge can hear more arguments

A federal judge blocked part of North Carolina's new abortion law Tuesday, ruling providers do not have to place an ultrasound image next to a pregnant woman so she can view it, nor do they have to describe its features and offer her the chance to listen to the heartbeat.

FEMA To Respond At A Moments Notice

FEMA has a new policy of getting ready to respond even before the president and a governor declare an emergency. The agency is pre-staging people and supplies so it can leap into action on a moment's notice, GovExec reports. FEMA had pre-staged teams on the East Coast last summer, waiting to see what would happen with Hurricane Irene. Administrator Craig Fugate told lawmakers the 2006 FEMA reform law gives the agency that level of flexibility. But he said FEMA will only go so far in responding early since, by law, state officials are the very first responders. (GovExec)

More People Distrust Government

People may distrust government more than they ever have before. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll, links deep economic anxiety and doubts about the future to people trusting the government less and less. According to the numbers, 89 percent of Americans in poll say they distrust government to do the right thing, 74 percent say the country is on the wrong track and 84 percent disapprove of Congress. That's bad news for both parties. (The New York Times)

College Prices Up Again As States Slash Budgets

Average in-state tuition and fees rise an additional 8.3 percent over last year

It's a kick in the gut even for students and families hardened to bad financial news: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared with a year ago.

Nationally, the cost of a full credit load has passed $8,000, an all-time high. Throw in room and board, and the average list price for a state school now runs more than $17,000 a year, according to the twin annual reports on college costs and student aid published Wednesday by the College Board.

Impending Defense Cuts Could Have More Of A Trickle-Down Effect Than Expected

George Mason University Professor Stephen Fuller released a report saying that more than 1 million jobs across the country would disappear if the Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee doesn't decide on an alternative balanced budget. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the total potential aerospace/defense and supply chain job losses would reach 352,000. California would lose the most (more than 125,000), followed by Virginia (nearly 123,000.) Maryland would lose the sixth most jobs (more than 36,000) in the U.S. (Baltimore Business Journal)

PETA Sues SeaWorld for 'Enslaving' Killer Whales

A federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to five killer whales who perform at marine parks -- an unprecedented and perhaps quixotic legal action that is nonetheless likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America's law schools over expansion of animal rights.

House Expected To Repeal Taxes Held From Federal Contractors

The House is expected to vote this week to repeal a law withholding taxes from federal contractors. The current law requires government to hold on to 3 percent of payments to contractors — to encourage them to pay their taxes. Now, an overwhelming majority of lawmakers say it's time for that law to go. The hope is that a repeal will put more money into the hands of job makers. President Obama also supports the measure. But that didn't stop him from threatening to veto the repeal last week. At issue were $30 billion of unspecified cuts attached to the bill. (Federal News Radio)

Winehouse: Misadventure Verdict Reached

(LONDON) — A coroner says Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol.

Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer had voluntarily consumed alcohol and risked the consequences.

Boeing Opens New Cyber Engagement Center In Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Boeing has just opened its new Cyber Engagement Center in Annapolis Junction, Md. The 32,000 square-foot facility will give security experts a place to collaborate on current and evolving cyber security challenges, The Baltimore Business Journal reports. The center also has secure meeting areas and features dynamic data analysis, information sharing, traffic intelligence and analytics for commercial and defense customers. It's staffed by cybersecurity experts and Boeing's research-and-development teams. (Baltimore Business Journal)

A Pansie Of A Mayor

In just a few days the Downtown Plaza will reopen and I think you'll truly enjoy the end result. The brickwork is coming along nicely and the Mayor has asked Public Works to replace all of the plants in the planters as well as new mulch in the beds.

I have spoken to property owners as well as people walking through the Plaza on a daily basis and they all love the refreshed look.

The Mayor has chosen pansies for this season.

Jack The Cat Found After Two Months In JFK Airport

Before the flight to his new home in California, Jack the cat escaped from his travel carrier and disappeared into John F. Kennedy Airport. The airline organized searches and put out food, and animal lovers all over the world helped in any way they could, from performing their own searches of the airport and nearby neighborhoods to getting word out to employees of nearby businesses and other airlines. We're happy to report that Jack has been found. In two months, he apparently never left the airport.

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The Tea Party Nation's Sellout

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli put forth a marvelous patriotic rant for several minutes declaring that Americans should stand up and protest the Obama administration's outrageous socialist policies. And he promised to organize a Chicago Tea Party to help publicize the cause later in July.

Little did he know at the time what he had wrought. He was cheered vehemently by millions of libertarians, conservatives and independents throughout America. By April 15th "tea parties" in more than 750 cities held demonstrations. The fervor for revitalizing Samuel Adams' 1773 Boston Tea Party rebellion against the oppressive English spread in waves across modern America. The call went out to stand against Washington's domination of our lives just as the patriots of our founding era had done. And it was met magnificently. The protests swelled into July and culminated in a massive "taxpayers march on DC" on September 12, 2009 that numbered several hundred thousand marchers.

Out of this, many of us in the libertarian and conservative movements developed high hopes that the history of Lexington and Concord could be repeated – not violently, but intellectually and democratically. Could we not spawn a new Sons of Liberty for the modern day that would do as Sam Adams' boys had done in the beginning? The original Sons of Liberty in 1773 became the hub of a profound wheel that fanned out across the colonies with intrepid spokes of brilliance to galvanize Americans against the tyranny of King George.
The combination of their provocative protests with the philosophical thought of the likes of Locke and Jefferson brought us the Declaration of Independence, the Revolution and the birth of the world's first free nation at Philadelphia's Independence Hall in 1787. Out of such kernels of intrepidity usher forth all the giant societal changes in mankind's fortunes. When heroic men and women of integrity become acquainted with great philosophical truth, they become willing to stand against the tides of corruption and conformity inherent in all statist establishments. To such revolutionary paragons we owe much.


Religious Holiday Recognition

"Hi.  This is the President.  Is Senator Lieberman in?"

"Not today, Sir.  This is Yom Kippur."

"Well, hello, Yom.  Can I leave a message?"

NAFTA Ascending: First Mexican Trade-Truck Enters US

Nearly two decades after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the first Mexican truck ventured into the U.S. under provisions of the controversial treaty. With little fanfare, a white tractor-trailer with Mexican license plates entered the courtyard of the Atlas Copco facility in Garland, Texas on Saturday afternoon to unload a Mexico-manufactured metal structure for drilling oil wells. The delivery marked the first time that a truck from Mexico reached the U.S. interior under the 17-year-old trade agreement, which was supposed to give trucks from the neighboring countries access to highways on both sides of the border. The Obama administration signed an agreement with Mexico to end the long dispute over the NAFTA provision in July that also removes $2 billion in duties on American goods. – Huffington Post/Latino Voices


Medical Records Sought In Lacrosse Death Case

Lawyers for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player will ask a judge for access to the medical records of the Maryland woman he's accused of killing.

George Huguely, 24, is accused of killing Cockeysville native Yeardley Love inside her off-campus apartment in the spring of 2010 at the university where they both played lacrosse.

Ex-Goldman Director Will Turn Himself In To FBI, To Face Criminal Charges

Is it safe to say that the Goldman love affair with the government is officially over? From Reuters [6]: "Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will surrender to the FBI on Wednesday to face criminal charges, a person familiar with the investigation said. Gupta was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam's trial earlier this year. He has denied wrongdoing. Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11-years in prison this month. Gupta's attorney, Gary Naftalis, did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment." Perhaps it is also safe to say that the war between Obama and Wall Street is now official. Of course, we give Obama about 24 hours before the economy tanks, the stock market implodes, the great unwashed see their meager 201k's converted into 100.5k's, and decide to #OccupyTheWhiteHouse [7]. In other words, our money is not on the administration on this one. In fact, when the smoke settles, we expect a few extra tentacles from 200 West to penetrate even deeper into the three farcical branches of government of this once non-banana republic.


Former Gov. Ehrlich To Release Book

A book by Maryland's only Republican governor in a generation is set to hit the shelves in December.

The Washington Post reported that former Gov. Robert Ehrlich said in an interview Monday that his book, "Turn This Car Around: The Roadmap to Restoring America," will be released on Dec. 6.

Ehrlich said the book signals his desire "to be relevant in the national debate" but that he has no desire to run for elected office again.

Occupy Oakland: Protesters Get Tear Gas

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Occupy Oakland Protesters Clash With Police

Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement clashed in downtown Oakland Tuesday, with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators' repeated agitations.

GO HERE to view video. UNBELIEVABLE!

Defiant Occupy Oakland Protesters Vow To Return To Plaza

Occupy Oakland protesters, dislodged from their encampment outside City Hall after a march Tuesday night, are organizing to return Wednesday.

The Twitter handle, @OccupyOakland, called on protesters to return to downtown at 6 p.m., "for round three. and four. and five. and six. We will not be moved.”

Meanwhile, the plaza in front of Oakland City Hall where protesters had camped for two weeks will eventually be cleared and "made available for peaceful demonstrations," said Karen Boyd, an Oakland city spokeswoman. "We’ll continue our facilitation of peaceful expression -- that’s our practice and that's our history."


Kids Holloween Party

Isn't Wildlife Great

Group Challenges 'Secret Court'

An open-government group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law that allows members of Delaware's Court of Chancery to oversee secret arbitration proceedings in business disputes.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Delaware Coalition for Open Government.

Transportation Commission Officially Recommends Tax And Fee Hikes

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding is recommending that the General Assembly increase wholesale gas taxes by 15 cents, prevent money from the transportation trust fund from being siphoned off to other projects, and do a feasibility study on establishing a regional transit authority.

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New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government

With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans’ distrust of government at its highest level ever.

Doubling Or Tripling Flush Tax Proposed To Task Force

A governor's task force on sustainable growth on Tuesday heard a proposal to double and eventually triple Maryland's annual water and sewer fee of $30 for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Because of funding shortfalls, the workgroup also recommended extending Maryland's timeframe to meet its bay cleanup goals to 2025, which is the Environmental Protection Agency's deadline, instead of the self-imposed deadline of 2020 that Gov. Martin O'Malley set last year.

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Fill In The Blank 10-26-11

My most regrettable moment was_____.

Why We Shouldn't Allow Everyone To Vote

U.S. Manufacturers' Parts Found In Iraq IEDs

Improvised explosive devices have been the weapon of choice for insurgents in Iraq -- causing 60 percent of all U.S. combat casualties there. Now, the Justice Department says it can prove that some of the components for those bombs were made in America.

At least 16 unexploded bombs recovered in Iraq had remote-controlled detonators equipped with electronic modules built by Digi International, a company based in Minnetonka, Minn.


Panels Recommended Higher Md. Taxes, Fees

Groups say funds needed for roads, transit, pollution cleanup
Two groups charged with figuring out how the state can pay for new roads, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and other key functions of government suggested the same basic answer Tuesday: Marylanders should be asked to dig a little deeper into their pockets.


MAPLE Act Would Sting Syrup Fakes

Syrup makers falsely passing off products as authentic maple syrup might soon find themselves in a very sticky situation.

Senators Patrick Leahy from Vermont and Susan Collins from Maine introduced legislation last week that would make the fraudulent sale of maple syrup a felony offense, the senators said in a statement.

“I have been alarmed by the growing number of individuals and businesses claiming to sell Vermont maple syrup when they are in fact selling an inferior product that is not maple syrup at all,” Leahy said.


Man Loses Claim Against Schaefer Estate

Late governor's dinner companion can't prove he was owed compensation

Mike Schaefer enjoys telling stories about William Donald Schaefer — how he met the Baltimore mayor during the 1980s, how decades later they became regular companions for meals in Annapolis and Baltimore, how he visited the legendary Maryland politician on Christmas Day last year at the Catonsville retirement community where he lived.

The 73-year-old man, who is not related to the late former city councilman, mayor, governor and comptroller, told many of those stories on Tuesday morning in Baltimore County Orphans' Court, to no avail.


Delegate Mike McDermott Speaks At Worcester County Women's Republican Club

Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to the Worcester County Women's Republican Club Meeting where their Guest Speaker was Delegate Mike McDermott.

You know what Folks, Mike McDermott has had his fair share of nay sayers over the many years I have personally known him but let me say this. There is NO better Delegate and there may have never been, (throughout history) a more informed and vocal Delegate in the state of Maryland.

This man sets the bar when it comes to HOW to represent his constituents. His passion is second to NONE. His true knowledge of each piece of legislation is just amazing.

Last night he spoke about his experience and frustration, especially for the Eastern Shore. His concerns towards where we are headed as a state were very clear and when Mike is done speaking, well, there's absolutely no doubt what he does and doesn't stand for.

Yes, I could spell out just about everything Mike spoke about last night but you know what, I'd rather encourage you to find the time to actually attend one of his speaking events. He will have you in the palm of his hands as he so charismatically walks you through his life in Annapolis.

There's a good reason for those nay sayers, (as mentioned above) the Democrats are scared to death of this man because there's no doubt in my mind being a State Delegate is just a stepping stone as to where Mike will ultimately end up.

If we were ever fortunate enough to have Mike McDermott run for Governor we'd certainly enjoy a much better way of life in the state of Maryland. Mike McDermott is where the BS ends and the accountability begins.

I want to thank the Worcester County Women's Republican Club for their kind invitation. It was well worth the trip.

Carlin Savage Junior At Parkside High

Carlin Savage, (a junior at Parkside High School) competed tonight with her horse De'gage at the Washington International horse show in DC.  She placed 10th in the Childrens hunter division.  This is a great accomplishment.

Today's Survey Question 10-26-11

Why does the state of Maryland NOT tax Canned Food for humans but they DO tax for canned Dog Food and Cat Food?

Home Invasion Robbery

On October 25, 2011 at approximately 9:06 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police received a call to respond to a residence on the one hundred (100) block of Onley Road for the report of a home invasion robbery. Upon arrival the officers met with two (2) adult female victims who advised that they had been robbed inside of their residence at gunpoint by two (2) suspects. The victims stated that the suspects had knocked at the door and then forced their way into the residence when the door was answered. Both suspects produced handguns then searched the residence, taking an amount of property. The suspects fled from the residence on foot and the victims were not injured. Salisbury Police K-9 Miso conducted a track for the suspects which led to an area on Halsey Drive. It is not known at this time if this incident is related to the previous home invasion and this investigation is continuing.

The suspects were described as:

1. African American male, early 20’s, approximately 5’5”, heavy build, wearing a dark t-shirt, dark sweatpants, a hat and his shirt as a face mask.

2. African American male, early 20’s, thin build, approximately 6’0” to 6’1”, wearing dark clothing, a hat and a bandanna facial mask.

While the two recent incidents are under investigation, the Salisbury Police are asking the citizens of Salisbury to consider the following tips to help ensure their safety.

1. If you are not expecting guests, do not open your door at night if you do not know who is at the door. If the subjects refuse to identify themselves, or you do not know them, notify the police immediately.
2. Be aware of your surroundings if you find yourself outside of your residence after dark. Avoid dimly lit areas that are secluded or over grown with plant growth.
3. When exiting your vehicle to enter your residence, check the area to ensure that no one that you do not know is in the area.
4. If you see anyone in the area of your residence that seems to be loitering in the area or acting in a suspicious manner, notify the police department immediately.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident they are asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 410-548-3165 or Crime Solvers of Delmarva at 410-548-1776. All information is beneficial and information may be left at both locations anonymously.

SU's Mens Training Tactics

Put them behind the women!

Harry Reid Hangs-Up On Steve Wynn - Wynn Fires Back!

Harry Reid hung-up the telephone on Steve Wynn after discussions broke down on Obamacare. Steve Wynn also informed Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to never call him again after Congresswoman Shelley Berkley informed Mr. Wynn that although she thought Obamacare was bad legislation - that she was afraid of Nancy Pelosi's wrath could create a political backlash.

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Heaven's Angels

Fruitland Police Department Press Releases 10-26-11

DATE & TIME: Saturday October 22, 2011 at 1815 hours

LOCATION: S. Fruitland Blvd @ Warren St.
CASE NO.: 2011-1250

PERSON CHARGED: Darrnell Frederick Toomer
AGE: 34

ADDRESS: E. Church St.
Salisbury, Maryland
CHARGES: Theft under $100
Driving While Revoked and Suspended
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

On the above date and time a Fruitland officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by the defendant for having an obscured registration plate. Upon further investigation, the officer learned that the registration plate being displayed had been reported stolen to Salisbury Police. The officer also learned that the defendant did not possess a valid license as his privileges were suspended and revoked. The defendant was placed under arrest and was transported to WCDC without incident.

DATE & TIME: Friday October 21, 2011 at 1950 hours
INCIDENT: Prescription Fraud

LOCATION: Apple Drugs
404 N. Fruitland Blvd
CASE NO.: 2011-1244

PERSON CHARGED: Bejamin Lee Watkins
AGE: 28

ADDRESS: Laurel, Delaware
CHARGES: Attempt to Obtain Prescription by Fraud
Possession of CDS (not marijuana)
Fugitive from Delaware
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

On the above date and time Fruitland officers responded to Apple Drugs regarding prescription fraud. Upon arrival, the defendant was located in a vehicle in that area and a traffic stop was conducted. The defendant was found in possession of the fraudulent prescription as well as other non prescribed narcotics. The defendant was also learned to be a fugitive from the state of Delaware, where he failed to appear in court on similar charges related to fraudulent prescriptions. The defendant was arrested and transported to WCDC without incident. The defendant is being held without bond pending extradition to Delaware.

DATE & TIME: Saturday October 22, 2011 at 2336 hours
LOCATION: S. Fruitland Blvd @ S. Division St.
CASE NO.: 2011-1251

PERSON CHARGED: Samuel Roy Collings III
AGE: 49

ADDRESS: River Road
Manokin, Md.

CHARGES: Driving under the influence of alcohol
Driving while impaired by alcohol
Driving under the influence of alcohol Per Se (.08 or higher)
Negligent Driving
Possession of CDS (not Marijuana) X’s 2
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

On the above date and time a Fruitland Officer observed a vehicle operated by the above named defendant travelling southbound on S. Fruitland Blvd and driven in a manner that caused the officer to be concerned for the safety of the defendant and others as the vehicle repeatedly left the roadway and reentered in a reckless manner. Upon contact the officer detected numerous signs of impairment that led to the defendant being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Incident to his arrest, the defendant was found in possession of multiple types of Controlled Dangerous Substances. The defendant was released to WCDC without incident.

An Apocalyptic End To World’s Biggest Bubble

Yes, the Four Horsemen, again. The perfect biblical metaphor for today’s bizarre world, where irrational ideologies prey on us, driving America deep into a dark world we’ve seen before: Goethe’s Faust, Dorian Gray, Dante’s Inferno.

How else to accept today’s bizarre plot line: A decade ago Republican George W. Bush took our great nation into a $3 trillion war on lies. Today that party is mindlessly controlled by a cultish anti-tax pledge made to lobbyist Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform group, who once proclaimed: “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”



ANNAPOLIS - On Wednesday, October 26 the Maryland Democratic Party and OFA will be holding a campaign rally with special keynote speaker, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz,  in support of the reelection of President Obama and Maryland Democrats in 2012. The rally will energize volunteers from across the state and showcase Maryland's support for the President and Democrats' efforts to get Americans working again and grow the economy.

Expected to give remarks at the rally are DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Ben Cardin, Representative Chris Van Hollen, Representative Elijah Cummings, and MDP Chair Yvette Lewis.

There will be media availability with all speakers following the rally.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Governor Martin O'Malley
Senator Ben Cardin
Representative Chris Van Hollen
Representative Elijah Cummings
MDP Chair Yvette Lewis

Rally and Media Avaiability

Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd East - Silver Spring

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Program at 7:45 PM. Media Availability at 8:55 PM