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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Remember Ladies & Gentlemen, Its About Those In Need

I took this image at Sam's Club this evening and it about broke my heart. Sam's Club is the #1 location for fundraising for the Salvation Army. To see this stand sitting unattended on such a beautiful warm evening is just wrong.

410-749-RING is the number to call to offer your services. Giving your time for an hour or two is an extremely rewarding experience and ALL of the money raised here stays on the Shore.

With so many people in need this year, please consider making that call to see what locations they have available for your convenience. It was quiet when I went out to the parking lot and I didn't hear any bells ringing at WalMart either.

Thank You, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

New Posts to fall below.

A Thanksgiving Promise

Exciting times are just beyond the bend for this country. As we gaze into the future, the lapping of the water at our feet is more agitated than usual, the waves subtly more insistent. Occasionally we hear an unfamiliar sound, a microcrash of waves or a strange cry from an unknown bird. We see unseasonable migrations and we sense that the ground beneath our feet is moving, catlike.

Most have not yet noticed the profound urgency of what is upon us, but there exists a sharpness in the air, beyond the new normal of a November morning.


The DART 14th Annual Stuff The Bus Food Drive Nets 11.2 Tons Of Food For Needy Delawareans

Wilmington -- DART First State announced today that its fourteenth annual Stuff The Bus Thanksgiving Food collected 11.2 tons (22,377 pounds) of food. The DART week-long food drive took place from November 8 to November 11 at Walmart in Milford, Acme in Dover, Acme in Fairfax Shopping Center, and Rodney Square in Wilmington. The Food Bank of Delaware will distribute the donated food through its more than 440 hunger relief partners to the Delaware residents in need.This year the donations of non-perishable food filled three 30-foot buses.

Donations were received from the general public, as well as businesses, schools, organizations, and state agencies throughout the entire State. To see photos from the event visit the DART Flickr page at Again this year, DART partnered with WAFL 97.7 FM and WNCL 101.3 FM, which are part of the Delmarva Broadcasting Company. Thanks to staff and listeners of both radio stations, Stuff the Bus in Milford and Dover was a great success. Also thanks to the WJBR 99.5 FM staff and listeners who helped to fill the bus in Rodney Square.

First Russian Newscaster Gives Obama The Finger, Next President Gets Heckled At Home

Things for Obama, whose ratings tumble to new record lows with each passing day, are just going from bad to worse...

This is what happened today in New Hampshire...

GO HERE to see more.

How To Tell Multilevel Marketing Friends To Buzz Off

The more friends you have, the more likely someone you know will eventually get sucked into a multilevel marketing scheme and start asking you to attend parties to celebrate the guilt-based selling of overpriced household items, magical healing juice, cooking utensils or other annoyances. The business model for these scamtastic enterprises is built on recruiting other saps to sell products as part of your team, as well as getting them to find other victims, even if it requires them to exploit friends and family.

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Don't Forget The Wicomico Yacht Club Boat Parade This Friday

Determining The Right Amount Of Life Insurance

If you rely on someone else's income or financially support others, the decision of whether or not to buy life insurance is easy. Determining the right amount to buy is far more difficult, requiring an alchemy of guesswork involving lost income, projected expenses and life expectancy.

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Obama Stimulus Programs Turned Out Big Winners For Soros

Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program.

It’s just one more revelation featured in the blockbuster new book, Washington, Throw Them All Out, authored by Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer, reports FOX News.

Soros met with the President’s top economist on February 25, 2009 and twice more with senior officials in the Old Executive Office Building on March 24th and 25th as the stimulus plan was being crafted. Later, Soros also participated in discussions on financial reform.

How did he benefit from these meetings?

in that first quarter of 2009, Soros went on a stock buying spree in companies that ultimately benefited from the federal stimulus.


Lower Earnings, Higher Costs For Meat Companies Could Mean Price Hikes

As Americans get ready to gorge on Thanksgiving turkey, some bad news for the makers of meat in this country — earnings at the biggest companies are down, which could mean higher prices for consumers.

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Every major bank in the world did this and the taxpayers are supposed to bail them out?

Walking Through Doorways Can Possibly Make You Forget Things

You know when you walk into a room to do something and suddenly forget why you're there? It's not just you, recent research says the physical act of going through that doorway could be linked to forgetting things.

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Republican Study Committee Update

There are clear and responsible ways to solve our debt and economic problems without raising taxes. Congress should move forward with the RSC’s concrete solutions to create jobs, reduce spending, save the safety net, and balance the budget.

- H.R. 408, the Spending Reduction Act, identifies over 100 unnecessary programs, provides a head start towards balancing the budget, and saves taxpayers trillions of dollars over the next decade.

- The RSC Budget for FY 2012 balances the federal budget in less than ten years and institutes reforms that will protect seniors and help save Americans' health care safety net.

- H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, cuts spending immediately, caps it in future years, and requires Congress to send a Balanced Budget Amendment to the American public for approval.

- H.R. 3400, the Jobs Through Growth Act, cuts through red tape, creates a simpler and fairer tax code, and tears down barriers to energy production. In short, it creates jobs by growing the economy, not the government.

- H.R. 1167, the Welfare Reform Act, builds upon the successful reforms of 1996, paves the way to find efficiencies in the 70+ federal welfare programs, and returns welfare spending to pre-recession levels once unemployment falls to 6.5%. Sen. Jim DeMint and other conservatives introduced this bill in the Senate just last week.

I am confident that we can solve these problems and give thanks every day that my family and I live in a country that still abounds with freedom and opportunity.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Congressman Jim JordanChairman, Republican Study Committee

Missing Cat -- Willards

Dear Joe,

My niece's cat, Little Bit, has gone missing. He's approximately six months old, a gray tabby with distinctive marbling black stripes. He's very friendly.

This is in the Willards area near the park.

If anyone has seen him, or has him, please call 443-232-9197 or 443-944-7096, ask for Jamie.

The whole family is missing him very much.


What a heart warming story. The CEOs of the biggest corporations in America, like Obama Jobs Czar Jeff Immelt, have the balls to act like the US Corporate tax rate of 35% is too high, even though they only pay 18%. They peddle the false storyline that they are the driving force behind the U.S. economy, when the facts prove they have fired Americans and moved the jobs overseas for the last decade. They have gutted the U.S. economy and now use their puppet politicians in Washington DC to demand a 5% tax rate for the profits they have sitting overseas. Bush allowed this to happen during his reign of error. The corporate CEOs declared it would lead to more jobs in the U.S. It led to more jobs in Shanghai and massive bonuses for the CEOs.

The Republican Party is completely captured by these Mega-Corporations. The Democrats play the game, but they are just as captured. Remember what Mitt Romney said, “Corporations are people too.”

The facts are right before your eyes. This country has been destroyed slowly but surely by the greed and avarice of the biggest banks and corporations in this nation. To deny these facts, is to deny reality.


Boehner, Cantor Failed To Sign Letter To Supercommittee Opposing Tax Increases

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va,) were not among the 72 House Republicans who signed a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction--the so-called “Supercommittee”--asking the committee not to call for increasing taxes.

In fact, in all, 170 House Republicans failed to sign the letter, raising the question of whether some House Republicans, including the House Republican leadership, are leaving open the option of supporting some kind of tax increase in cutting a final deficit deal with congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama.

Of the 72 signers, 68 are members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, headed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)--who did sign the letter.

“Cutting back the national debt will require stronger private sector job growth and less government spending. Raising taxes would just take us further away from both goals,” Jordan said in a statement.


Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Time For the Holidays

iReport — For a second year in a row, American Atheists is posting seasonal billboards. One of the billboards is located on the New Jersey side, upper left, just before entering the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. The Lincoln Tunnel carries almost 120,000 vehicles per day, making it one of the busiest vehicular tunnels in the world and a prime location for a billboard.

The controversial billboard is the next stage of the "You KNOW it's a MYTH" campaign, which began last year.

Phares: Obama's Failed Strategy Leading To Islamic Rise In Egypt

The Arab Spring has failed in Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood may succeed in turning the most populous nation in the Middle East into an Islamic fundamentalist state within months, says noted Mideast expert Walid Phares in an exclusive Newsmax interview.

And if the Obama administration doesn’t change its flawed strategy in confronting this threat, the entire region could be in turmoil by this time next year, he adds.

Deposed leader Hosni Mubarak’s former defense minister heads the military council, called the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

“Unfortunately, over the past few months, the Muslim Brotherhood and the military have cut a deal. Now the deal is off,” Phares said in explaining the circumstances that have brought thousands back to the streets in the biggest protests since massive demonstrations forced President Hosni Mubarak from office after 30 years of rule.

The Muslim Brotherhood mobilized the majority of the youths protesting in Tahrir Square to attack the military to force the military council to “cut another deal.”

The Muslim Brotherhood wants power transferred from the military council into its own hands to use it to establish an Islamist state, Phares said.

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Should You Stay Friends With Your Ex?

In our age of social media, it can be easier than ever to stay in touch with your ex, long after you break up. Heck, I still regularly converse with guys I dated back in high school over Facebook. But what about a real life friendship with an ex from not so long ago? After all, you still have a lot in common--and still travel in the same circles, meaning you're going to run into him regardless. Is it okay to stay friends? Or are you just setting yourself up for future disaster?

We asked Allison Pescosolido, M.A. and Andra Brosh, Ph.D., co-founders of Divorce Detox.. They suggest that first you clearly define what you mean by the word "friend."

Maryland Spends $2.3m On Renewable Energy For $637,000 In Savings

Maryland spent $2.3 million last fiscal year on a renewable energy grant program that brought in only $637,000 in savings, according to a report by the Maryland Energy Administration.

That means that Maryland residents recovered roughly $3 in energy savings for every $10 the state spent on the grant program, which helps homeowners pay for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems, geothermal heat pumps and small wind turbines.

"Maryland is leading the nation's efforts in clean energy and sustainability, and our state's growing green jobs sector is vital to our ability to create jobs and compete globally in the new economy," Gov. Martin O'Malley said.

Washington Examiner

Festival Of Trees

Children’s Holiday Party
Saturday, November 26th-10am-1pm*
The City Center, Downtown Salisbury

A holiday party for children featuring a visit from Santa, several make it & take it crafts, holiday hair and nails for the lil’ divas courtesy of Parkside CTE, cupcake decorating, face painting, story time with the author, Zoo To You, scavenger hunt, and MORE!
$5 per person

Take the opportunity to view the beautiful trees and other Holiday items, along with the silent auction
and a Festival gallery of local art.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Eastern Shore March of Dimes local programming efforts.

General Admission Dates & Times to view the Festival
Wednesday, November 23-10am-7pm
November 24 & 25-Closed for Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 26- 10am-7pm*
Sunday, November 27- 12-6pm
Monday, November 28- 10am-7pm
Tuesday, November 29-10am-7pm
Wednesday, November 30-10am-7pm
Thursday, December 10am-2pm
Adults $5/Children $3

Chicken Jerky Treats Linked To Mystery Illnesses, Deaths In Dogs

Chicken jerky treats may be to blame for dozens of new reports of mysterious illnesses and some deaths in dogs, prompting a renewed warning for pet owners by the Food and Drug Administration.

At least 70 dogs have been sickened so far this year after reportedly eating chicken jerky products imported from China, FDA officials said. That’s up from 54 reports of illness in 2010. Some of the dogs have died, according to the anecdotal reports from pet owners and veterinarians.


Christmas Lights

Hi Sweetheart,

I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights.

I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something.

I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy.

All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season.

Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights!

I took the time to hang the lights for you today and now I will be off to the golf course.

Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday.

I'll be home later.

Love you……

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski ~ Debt Bonds

Dear Senator Mikulski,

This email concerns the amount of money the federal government is gifting to foreign countries and the need for that money not only on the Eastern Shore but in America, in general. Unfortunately, with expenditures like the gift to Taiwan recently, the American people will never be able to get back to normal. A couple of nights ago I attended a business meeting and during the discussion it was suggested that an idea we came up with should be forwarded to your office. A discussion about rising debt and what could be done, raised the idea of a “debt bond” similar to the War Bonds. I am sure you remember the war bonds of World War II that our parents bought. Another effort that was very successful was the March of Dimes. As business owners, we thought a “Debt Bond” was a good idea. Let the American people get behind this.

Just this past week an article appeared in my local newspaper about giving Taiwan $10 million! How are we to pay off our National debt if the federal government continues giving away money? How can the American people expect to get caught up when you have gifts of millions to foreign countries? The aid is needed right here, right now!


Eugene R. Parker
Ocean City, Maryland

Toll Of NC Murder-Suicide Rises To 4 After Son, 14, Dies

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The death toll from a North Carolina woman's weekend rampage rose to 4 after officials announced the alleged shooter's 14-year-old son had died.

Authorities say Mary Ann Holder, 36, of Greensboro shot six people, most of them under 18, before killing herself. Zachary Lee Smith, 14, died late Monday, Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes told reporters Tuesday.


Below is a very well thought out reasonable op-ed from my paper this morning about the JFK assassination. I’ve always been fascinated by this conspiracy story. The House Select Committee report came out when I was 16 years old. I’ve listened to the audio from the open microphone of one of the motorcycles in the presidential motorcade and it sounds like four shots. I’ve been to Dallas and stood on the grassy knoll. I’ve been in the Book Depository building and looked out the window from where Oswald supposedly got off two perfect shots in a matter of seconds at a moving target. I try to base my conclusions on facts. Based on everything I’ve read, listened to, and observed with my own eyes, I do not believe Oswald acted alone. The implications of the CIA or the FBI being involved in the assassination of a President is too hard to fathom. But, the lone gunman storyline is too farfetched to believe, especially considering Oswald’s trip to the Soviet Union and his other associations.

Here is a link to info about the acoustical evidence:

Here is a link to the actual tapes:
Let’s see how long it takes for this thread to go off the deep end.


White Supremacist Teen Admits Killing Gay Classmate

LOS ANGELES — A California teen pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder for shooting to death a 15-year-old gay classmate at his middle school who he said made unwanted sexual advances.
The plea by Brandon McInerney, under an agreement with Ventura County prosecutors, brings to a close an emotionally charged case that previously resulted in a hung jury on a charge of murder with a hate crime enhancement.

End The Fed – Marches And Rallies – Tuesday 11-22

Marches and rallies planned in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, National Group, Boston, Houston, Salt Lake City:

NEW YORK - End the Fed NYCTuesday, November 22, 2011, 9:00 AMFederal Reserve Bank of New York33 Liberty Street, New York, NY

LOS ANGELES Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 4:00 PMLos Angeles City HallSpring St./Entrance on Main at 1st St, Los Angeles, CA

SAN FRANCISCO - END THE FED SF 11/22/2011Be sure to check out the END THE FED SF blog.

TIME: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location Details: San Francisco Downtown.

National Ron Paul End The Fed Meetup Group
On November 22nd, 2011, the beginning phase Ends and the new future of Sound Money for America begins.Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 11:00 AMNeeds a location Coming soon!

BOSTON - END THE FED - Boston Rally for Sound Money
Tue Nov 22 11:00 AMFederal Reserve Bank of Boston600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA

HOUSTON - End the Fed Houston


(Reprinted from Rense)


During July 2011, the Ocean City Transportation Department received a citizen complaint, in reference to a city bus driver who was allegedly stealing fare money while operating the city bus.

Police began investigating the allegation on August 3, 2011, during which a second citizen notified the police of the same city bus driver possibly stealing fare money.

During the investigation police utilized the Town of Ocean City Auditor and the Ocean City Police Crime Analyst to determine the value and dates of the various thefts. The suspect identified as Melody Ashley Lennon, 28 of Salisbury, Maryland who was employed as a seasonal city bus driver, was questioned by police and confessed to the thefts.

Lennon was charged on August 29, 2011 with theft under $1000. Lennon was convicted of theft and sentenced to ten days in the Worcester County Jail, a $500 fine and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $100.

Why Are Thinner People More Likely To Die After Surgery?

Thin and normal-weight people may have a higher risk of dying soon after surgery than patients who are overweight, a new study finds.

The reason for the link isn't clear, but the findings suggest that BMI, or body mass index, could help identify patients who might be at greater risk after some procedures.


On The Super Committee

This week marks the deadline for the so-called congressional Super Committee to meet its goal of cutting a laughably small amount of federal spending over the next decade. In fact, the Committee merely needs to cut about $120 billion annually from the federal budget over the next 10 years to meet its modest goals, but even this paltry amount has produced hand-wringing and hysteria on Capitol Hill. This is only cutting proposed increases. It has nothing to do with actually cutting anything. This shows how unserious politicians are about our very serious debt problems.

To be fair, however, in one sense members of the Super Committee face an impossible task. They must, in effect, cut government spending without first addressing the role of government in our society. They must continue to insist the federal government can provide Social Security, Medicareand Medicaid benefits in the future as promised, while maintaining our wildly interventionist foreign policy. Yet everyone knows this is a lie.


Mitt Romney’s Open Letter To President Barack Obama

Romney welcomes the President to NH with two-page open letter blaming his policies for America's struggles.

Novavax To Lease 74,000 Sq. Ft. In Gaithersburg

Vaccine maker Novavax will lease 74,000 square feet, mostly laboratory and manufacturing space, in Gaithersburg. The company needs the room to support its massive federal flu vaccine contract. The Washington Business Journal reports Novavax will take over space at 20 and 22 Firstfield Road. The flu vaccine deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research Authority is split between an initial three-year, $97 million base period that pays for clinical development of its vaccine candidates, and a possible $82 million extension to support manufacturing.

Plan To Tax Jack Daniel's Derailed

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The makers of Jack Daniel's whiskey can take a victory sip after a proposal by local officials to tax its barrels of booze was derailed before it could reach the Tennessee Legislature.

The Moore County Council in Lynchburg voted 10-5 Monday evening to rescind a vote asking lawmakers to authorize a local referendum on the proposal, which would have taxed Jack Daniel's up to $5 million annually with the revenue going to local coffers.


USPS Postmaster General Says Congress Isn't Even Close To Saving Postal Service

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says bills currently in Congress "do not come close" to saving the Postal Service. He spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon Monday. Donahoe says none of the current legislation gives Postal the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion. He says they would give the Postal Service at best a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses. Donahoe is asking for a new bill that would let his agency cut Saturday mail service and reduce its workforce. It is also studying 4,000 facilities for closure.


ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 22, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of October. The report shows that Maryland employers added 3,100 jobs. Maryland’s unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent, and is 20 percent below the national rate of 9 percent.

“Our number one goal is to create jobs and expand opportunity. This month, our State added 3,100 jobs, which helped drive down our unemployment rate to 7.2 percent. Since the start of this year, we’ve added 20,400 jobs, which is the best performance for that period since 2005.

“It is an historic truth that in order for a modern economy to create jobs, we have to make modern investments. While our private sector businesses continued to add jobs last month, we must continue to do everything we can to create and save jobs for our families. That’s why we intend to invest in our innovation sectors, infrastructure and other job creation priorities in the upcoming legislative session.

“Nationally, for every three private sector jobs added since the recession ended, we’re cutting one job in the public sector. As we continue to recover, we must make critical investments and stop cutting our children’s future so we can return to the urgent work of building a stronger, more prosperous America.”

New York Groom Commits Suicide Hours After Wedding

A Bronx groom hurled himself into the Harlem River over the weekend — just hours after exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love.
Fernando Brazier, 28, took the fatal leap after leaving a suicide note for his bride, Trudian Hay, at the front desk of the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, where the couple had just celebrated their wedding.
“He said [in the note] he couldn’t take it anymore, and to take care of the kids,” Brazier’s sister, Shawna Weeks, told The Post.


Supercommittee, No Deal

The Congressional Deficit reduction "supercommittee" has officially failed to reach a deal on $1.2 billion in cuts. That triggers automatic, across-the-board cuts — half from defense and half from civilian agencies — beginning in 2013. Some lawmakers now say they want to eliminate the automatic cuts. But President Obama has vowed to veto any effort to stop the sequestration. The President said in a speech last night, the only alternative is for Congress to get back to the drawing board and come up with a balanced deficit-reduction plan that includes some tax increases.

Mike Dunn Is A Fire Cracker

We're told by experts, (after researching this topic) that the location Mike Dunn has allegedly leased for an alleged Salisbury Fireworks Display can only fire off fireworks 1/2 the size of ALL surrounding 4th of July shows in Wicomico County.

So, if you'd like to go to a kiddie show, support Mike Dunn's, (I'll take away your fireworks and then bring them back) mini show.

If you want to see real fireworks, go to the Willards show, Hebron show, Cambridge show, Ocean City show or a Shorebirds show.

Leave it to the Main Stream Media to leave the important parts out. Good luck with the parking too.

Unable to Switch Off From Daily Stresses, People Suffer From 'Sleep Texting'

The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon -- sleep texting.

People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family, and are completely unaware they are doing it.

Sleep specialist Dr. David Cunnington, of the Melbourne Sleep Disorder Center, said patients had reported sleep texting.


Health Exchange Board Ponders How To Pay For Key Element Of Reform Act

The state’s Health Benefit Exchange Board has five weeks to deliver recommendations to the legislature outlining how a federally mandated health insurance exchange program will be implemented and paid for. The report is due in late December to give the General Assembly time to pass legislation affecting the exchange, which is supposed to be up and running by January 2014.

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Obama Pushing to Preserve Payroll Tax Cut After Deficit Panel Failure

President Obama, after watching the deficit Super Committee collapse under the weight of partisan discord, plans Tuesday to urge Congress to prevent that failure from resulting in a payroll tax increase at the end of the year.

Some on the so-called Super Committee were hoping to include the payroll tax extension, along with an extension of unemployment aid, in a final agreement to cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion. The provision, passed last year, was one of Obama's signature policies and something he has pushed for as part of a larger jobs package that has yet to attract widespread support in Congress. Without a deficit deal, the future of the cut and numerous other provisions is unclear.

The president plans to renew his call for the payroll cut to be extended and expanded in a visit Tuesday to New Hampshire.

2011 WVU Marching Band Armed Forces Salute

South Korean Lawmaker Fires Tear Gas In Parliament amid Anger At US Trade Pact

South Korea's parliament ratified a long-stalled free trade deal with the United States on Tuesday after ruling party lawmakers forced a vote amid shouts and shoves from opposition rivals.
South Korean lawmakers voted 151 to 7 in favor of ratifying the landmark trade agreement in a surprise legislative session called by the ruling Grand National Party, parliamentary officials said.

A Few Useless Facts

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it!)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Don't try this at home ; maybe at work.)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
(Honey, I'm home . What the...?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
(30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity.)

Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(Okay, so that would be a good thing.)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder how much the government paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains.
(I know some people like that, too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig? Do the dolphins know about the pig?)

Rep. Andy Harris Statement On The Hudson Family Farm

“The poultry industry is the backbone of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Hudson family farm in Berlin is being unfairly attacked by a group, with the state's overwhelming financial backing, that is not concerned about the merits of their claim, but are using litigation as a means of driving family poultry farms out of business,” said Rep. Andy Harris. “Tactics like this, especially when they are backed financially by the state, will destroy the poultry industry. Governor O’Malley was absolutely right to question whether this is an appropriate use of state resources. I didn't think it was when the Maryland Senate took action against state involvement two years ago, and I still don't think it is.”

What Does The Grinch And Michelle Obama Have In Common?

Man Leaves A Million Bucks At Sydney Restaurant

Mamma mia! That's a lot of dough, even for an upscale pizzeria.

Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase "full of money" that was left at the Italian restaurant in Sydney by a mystery customer.

Ten Network television reported the suitcase left at Cafe Marco Tuesday morning contained about 1 million Australian dollars ($1 million) in 50 dollar notes.

Very Uplifting Video, How Great Thou Art

Navigating The Long Road To Chronic Pain Diagnosis

Suffering for over six years with widespread, unidentifiable pain and fatigue is a test of patience. For me, the answer came years after seeing dozens of doctors shrug their shoulders at my condition or say I was in excellent health since I looked well.

After enduring endless exams, rounds of blood drawing, body and brain scans, all for no diagnosis at all, I was determined to get answers somewhere else and that's what landed me mid-country. I finally found my diagnosis in the Midwest, thousands of miles away from my home in Massachusetts.

Campbell Soup 1st-Quarter Net Income Falls

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Campbell Soup Co. said Tuesday its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 5 percent as price increases were not enough to offset lower volume in its soup and beverage businesses.

Still, profit was better than expected. Campbell said it is working to stabilize its U.S. soup business.

The company raised prices because of rising costs and cut marketing spending in an effort to shield profit from expected volume declines.


The Daily Times Just Can't Compete

"Beginning today, you will notice a change to our commenting system. We will be are using Facebook Comments on articles to create a more civil environment for conversation, and to give everyone an easier way to share with their friends."

When you only tell a special interest side of stories, people get pissed off. Their comments were becoming so aggressive they had to find a way to stop them all together, so they went to Facebook.


More than 48 hours after her referendum petition drive ended, Laura Mitchell’s signs remain posted at the intersection of Main Street and Salisbury Boulevard – on property owned or managed by the City of Salisbury.

New Posts to fall below.

Quote Of The Day


The City officials to call are Jim Ireton and Laura Mitchell. Here’s why.

They think that charter amendments should be made only after extensive public notice, discussion and referendum vote, And, if the referendum petition is not supported by the required 20 percent of the registered voters, they want the amendment put to referendum anyway. You probably have heard their incessant whining about the recent charter amendment in regard to the City attorney, for which they are still agitating for a referendum vote even though it fell short.

If that amendment goes to referendum, then so should the 2007 charter amendment, made at the request of Barrie Tilghman, that raised the City’s property tax rate to allow for the double-digit tax increase that she wanted and is still in effect. That amendment was adopted by the Council without much advanced public notice or discussion at its first regular meeting after the 2007 election by a vote of 3 (Smith, Comegys and Shields) to 2 (Campbell and Cohen). In fact, Barrie Tilghman waited until after the election to request the charter change or the tax rate increase.

And, just like the latest amendment that Ireton and Mitchell are trying to stop, the 2007 amendment became the subject of a referendum petition drive that fell short of the required support. But, if memory serves, that effort, organized by the late Bob Caldwell, came even closer to the mark (and without the active support of the mayor or the Daily Times).

So, if Ms. Mitchell and Jim Ireton continue to agitate about the latest amendment of Salisbury’s charter, they should expand their whining to include both the 2007 amendment mentioned above – as well as dozens of other charter amendments that have been made by prior city councils with little public notice or opportunity for public comment.

Low Appraisals Increasingly Sink Housing Deals

WASHINGTON -- All sorts of things can sink a housing deal in this fragile market -- one of them is a low appraisal.

According to the National Association of Realtors, a third of real estate agents reported low appraisals delaying or ruining housing contracts this summer.

That's up significantly from the summer before.


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The Use Of Pepper Spray Is Illegal

The use of pepper spray in war is banned by the Geneva Convention.

It is also illegal in the circumstances it was used in Seattle and Davis. As Daily Kos notes:
Non-violent protesters may sue police and the municipality of county that employs them under this Federal law, 42 United States Code Section 1983if they have been pepper sprayed while peacefully protesting, whether or not the protesters were arrested.


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The BEST way to get even is _____!

So Deep An Evil?

Imagine you are Ben Bernanke, or on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The time frame is July and August of 2011 and the price of gold is on a tear. Commodities inflation has been persistent and is breaking out everywhere. Your prediction that inflation "is contained" and is a "temporary phenomena" are beginning to look absurd. What do you do? Simple. Hint that QE3, the primary drive of inflation, is coming and then fail to deliver at the September FOMC meeting. That takes care of the price of gold and the gold stocks. Ah, but those pesky commodities speculators keep making money and trading against what you want the markets to do. So what is to be done there? Hey Jon Corzine, how about you tank the largest broker for the small commodities punters in the world, and we let them twist in the wind? That will serve them right. Teach them to bet against the government approved scenario. – ZeroHedge


Christmas Trees

Dear Joe,

We are looking to cut a real Christmas tree this year and were wondering if you or the readers knew of any local tree farms. We are trying to start a new family tradition this year and hope to find a good farm. Thanks in advance for your help.

Publisher's Notes: To those of you selling trees, please publish your price, name and phone number under comments.

Who's Selling Firewood This Year?

Do you have a lists of people who have firewood for last year. It was nice of you to run those names/numbers.

Publisher's Notes: To those of you selling firewood, publish your price, name and phone number under comments.

Sussex Council Approves Redistricting Plan

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County Council has settled on new boundaries that will shape the representation of county government for the next 10 years.

At its Nov. 15 meeting, council unanimously adopted a redistricting ordinance and accompanying maps that establish new council districts through 2021 based on last year’s U.S. Census, which showed significant growth and shifts in the population from 2000 and 2010.

The five new districts will be used to determine residency and the areas represented by council, a five-member legislative body of county government whose members are elected from individual districts. Each member serves a four-year term.


State Rep. Slams DE River Fracking Plan

A state Representative says the battle over hydrauling fracturing, or "fracking" of shale in the Delaware River Basin isn't over.

Newark-area Democrat John Kowalko tells WDEL News he and have gotten more than 1100 signatures on a petition designed to stop fracking, which involves pumping water and chemicals into the shale to get natural gas out.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt's Military Accepts Resignation Of Government

Egypt's ruling military pledges to hand off power to a civilian government by July 1, 2012, politician tells AP.

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Council Adopts Changes To Pension Fund Oversight

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County officials are changing the way the county administers its $67 million pension fund by doing away with the current board and replacing it with a seven-member committee.

Sussex County Council also considered including a neutral third-party review of the investments. Councilman George Cole, R-Ocean View, called such a review another layer of scrutiny.

“There should be another way to look at pensions. We’ve done a great job, but in the future is this the best way to do it to protect the long-term financial interests of pensions?” Cole asked.


Poet-Bashing Police

LIFE, I found myself thinking as a line of Alameda County deputy sheriffs in Darth Vader riot gear formed a cordon in front of me on a recent night on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is full of strange contingencies. The deputy sheriffs, all white men, except for one young woman, perhaps Filipino, who was trying to look severe but looked terrified, had black truncheons in their gloved hands that reporters later called batons and that were known, in the movies of my childhood, as billy clubs.

Today's Survey Question 11-22-11

Will you be out shopping on Black Friday?

If so, what time do you plan on starting.

Municipal Bankruptcy Explained: What It Means To File For Chapter 9

In the world of public finance, Orange County, California, has long had an unfortunate distinction: In 1994, the county filed the largest municipal bankruptcy declaration in history, seeking court assistance to restructure $1.7 billion in debt.

This month, however, Orange County finally lost its dubious claim to fame.

On November 9, political leaders in Jefferson County, Alabama — home of Birmingham, the state’s largest city — asked a federal bankruptcy court to help the county restructure debt of more than $4 billion. The county’s debt burden stems from a disastrous investment in a local sewer system and amounts to nearly $7,000 for each of the 658,000 men, women and children who call the county home. That a bankruptcy declaration of such magnitude is possible has raised alarms nationally over whether more municipal crises may be on the way.


Accused Killer Has 20-Year Criminal Record

GEORGETOWN — The man charged with murdering his 70-year-old woman neighbor Halloween night has a long history of earlier convictions.

Michael Purnell, 43, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with killing Dorothy Gudger, his neighbor in the River Village community in Long Neck. It's the most recent and most serious charge on a criminal record in Sussex County that began more than 20 years ago.

According to court records, Purnell pleaded guilty to rape in 1988. He was sentenced to seven years' probation and was discharged from probation after just five years.

In September 1998 Purnell was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, but the charges were dropped three days later.


Motorists Face An 'Avalanche' Of Higher Tolls

Tolls along the Eastern seaboard are going up so much, says Darrin Roth, that in four years, a semitrailer making the four-hour trip from Baltimore to New York City could pay as much as $209.25. The price of tolls, in other words, will be more expensive than paying for the driver and fuel.

“The Northeast has become a very unfriendly place for business,” says Roth, the director of highway operations with the American Trucking Associations, “and these higher toll rates make things worse.”


Ban On Sale Of Fur Clothes OK'd By Calif. City

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California -- The city of West Hollywood has voted to approve a local ordinance that's believed to be America's first ban on the sale of fur clothing.

Audit: More Than Half Of Md. Assisted-Living Homes Not Inspected

The Maryland agency responsible for inspecting health-care facilities failed last year to conduct annual, mandatory checks at more than half of the state’s assisted-living homes, according to a new audit.

The audit by the Office of Legislative Audits found Maryland's Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) failed in fiscal 2010 to perform inspections at 53 percent of the facilities and failed to inspect more than 75 percent of care providers for the developmentally disabled


Mary Ann Holder Shoots Children, Relatives Before Killing Herself: Police

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mary Ann Holder wanted to see her married former flame one last time as their bitter love triangle threatened to open a new and potentially costly chapter in court.

The meeting ended with Randall Lamb, 40, being shot and Holder, 36, taking her own life Sunday. Later, police found that Holder gunned down four children living in her home, including her two sons, and the older boy's girlfriend. Two are dead. Three of the children survived and were in critical condition Monday.

The federal judge overseeing the first round of legal arguments on the lawsuit challenging Maryland’s congressional redistricting quickly ruled Monday against the state’s motion to dismiss and assigned the case to a three-judge panel.

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Health Exchange Board Ponders How To Pay For Key Element Of Reform Act

The state’s Health Benefit Exchange Board has five weeks to deliver recommendations to the legislature outlining how a federally mandated health insurance exchange program will be implemented and paid for. The report is due in late December to give the General Assembly time to pass legislation affecting the exchange, which is supposed to be up and running by January 2014.


Obama Threatens To Veto Changes To Cuts

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama said Monday he will veto any effort to get rid of automatic spending cuts that would begin to take effect in 2013 if Congress can't find other ways of trimming government deficits.

Those spending cuts include significant reductions to the Pentagon that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said would be devastating to the military.

Incident: Unattended Children
Date of Incident: 18 November 2011
Location: 9000 block of Calvary Circle, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Young Hee Kwon, 61, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 18 November 2011
at 3:56 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of unattended children at a residence in the 9000 block of Calvary Circle. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that a neighbor had seen a three year old child wandering around outside the residence wearing only pajamas without any shoes or socks. When the neighbor contacted the child, she observed the child was crying and was unable to open the door to enter the residence. Upon helping the three year old inside, a one year old sibling was also discovered inside, also unattended, and in distress.

There were no adults present. Investigation revealed that the grandmother, Young Hee Kwon, had to leave to run an errand so she locked the children inside the residence alone while she was gone.

The investigating deputy obtained a warrant for the arrest of Young, who did return prior to the deputy’s arrival for the initial call. That warrant was served the following day and Kwon was transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of a District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Kwon in the Detention Center in lieu of $40,000.00 bond.

Charges: Confine Unattended Child
Reckless Endangerment
Child Neglect

Incident: Robbery
Date of Incident: 19 November 2011
Location: 8500 block of Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, MD
Suspect: 1. Justin T. Marshall, 31, Salisbury, MD
2. Allen M. Doane, 24, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 19 November 2011
at 8:16 PM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded for a reported strong-arm robbery in the 8500 block of Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, MD.

Investigating deputies learned a male victim was walking across a field heading towards the Gordy Tiger- Mart when he was accosted accosted by an individual he recognized as Justin Marshall. The victim advised that Marshall engaged in a verbal confrontation prior to attacking the victim, during which a second individual, identified as Allen Doane joined the fray and began assaulting the victim. During the
attack, the victim’s hat and sweatshirt were taken from him. The victim managed to get away from his attackers and run to the convenience store where he was able to summons help.

Responding deputies located Marshall and Doane hiding in a nearby apartment where they were both taken into custody. The victim’s property was located inside the apartment. Upon arrest, Marshall and Doane were transported to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After their initial appearance, both Marshall and Doane were detained in the Detention Center by the Commissioner in lieu if bonds of $100,000.00 and $75,000.00 respectively.

Charges: Robbery
Assault 2nd Degree
Reckless Endangerment
Theft under $100.00

Incident: Hindering and Obstructing
Date of Incident: 19 November 2011
Location: 8500 block of Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, MD
Suspect: Jena M. Taylor, 26, Delmar, MD

Narrative: On 19 November 2011
at 8:16 PM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded for a reported strong-arm robbery in the 8500 block of Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, MD. During the subsequent investigation, deputies responded to a nearby apartment where the believed suspects were hiding. While trying to ascertain the whereabouts of the suspects at the apartment, the resident there, Jena M. Taylor, repeatedly tried to tell the deputies the suspects were not there and that she did not know where they were. The two suspects were ultimately located inside the apartment and it was determined that Taylor attempted to provide false information to the deputies in an attempt to keep the suspects from being apprehended.

Taylor was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Taylor on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Obstruct and Hinder
False Statement to Law Enforcement

Incident: Disorderly Conduct
Date of Incident: 20 November 2011
Location: 600 block of Liberty Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Devonte J. Baine, 18, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 20 November 2011
at 12:03 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the city police with a large and disorderly crowd in the 600 block of Liberty Street. While attempting to disperse the crowd, one of the subjects, Devonte Baine, stood in the middle of the street refusing multiple requests to leave the area while instead arguing with law enforcement.

Baine eventually complied but spit on the window of a marked Wicomico County Sheriff’s cruiser as Baine walked past.

Baine was placed under arrest.

Baine was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, he was released by the Commissioner on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Disorderly Conduct
Malicious Destruction of Property

Incident: Disorderly Conduct
Date of Incident: 20 November 2011
Location: 600 block of Liberty Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Male Juvenile, 16, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 20 November 2011
at 12:03 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the city police with a large and disorderly crowd in the 600 block of Liberty Street. While trying to clear the area of disorderly subjects, a deputy ordered a 16 year old juvenile to leave the area which he initially complied with. A few moments later, the same deputy was present while two city officers were trying to complete an arrest of two subjects at the scene. The same juvenile that had been ordered to clear the area came running towards the city officers in an apparent attempt to prevent the arrest. The deputy placed the juvenile under arrest and transported him to the Sheriff’s Office.

The juvenile was processed at the Sheriff’s Office where the deputy completed a juvenile referral that will be sent to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication. The juvenile was released to a guardian at the Sheriff’s Office.

Charges: Disorderly Conduct Attempt to interfere with an arrest

Incident: Underage Possession of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 20 November 2011
Location: 4500 block of Powell School Rd., Powellville, MD

Narrative: On 20 November 2011
at 1:40 AM, deputies were called to a residence in the 4500 block of Powell School Road for a reported loud party. Upon arrival the deputies discovered both alcohol and underage drinkers. The deputies issued citations to the subjects present for underage possession of alcohol. A total of fifteen underage subjects were charged.

Charges: Underage Possession of Alcohol

Alleged WikiLeaks Source Bradley Manning Has A Court Date: 569 Days After His Arrest

One year, six months, and three weeks after he was first jailed in a military brig in Kuwait, alleged WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning will have his day in court: According to a blog post Monday from his lawyer David Coombs, the Army private first class will have a pre-trial hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland on December 16th, a day before his 24th birthday, to examine the government’s charges and evidence and determine whether to proceed with the case against him.

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Washington Lobbyists Crafted $850,000 Secret Plan For Bank Lobbyists To Undermine Occupy Wall Street

This weekend, the MSNBC show Up! With Chris Hayes broke a stunning story about how Washington lobbyists are scrambling to undermine the protesters on Wall Street and across the country.

Hayes’ report, which can be viewed here, details how the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (CLGC) compiled a secret plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street for the American Bankers Association (ABA).

The plan, which CLGC was demanding $850,000 to implement, was presented in a secret memo that was leaked to Hayes’ staff. The memo warns that Occupy Wall Street, particularly if it is embraced by the Democratic Party, threatens to “have very long-lasting political, policy, and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye.”


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Not much can take the cheer out of the holidays faster than a needless injury or death caused by dangerous driving behaviors, so Maryland state troopers have already launched increased and directed patrols aimed at preventing those tragedies.

Just last week, on the evening of November 14, 2011 and less than an hour apart, two people died in Maryland at the hands of suspected drunk drivers. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. in Cecil County, a motorcyclist was stopped waiting to make a turn when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck and killed. The driver of the pickup was impaired by alcohol. Riding in the pickup were the two teenaged daughters of the driver.

Less than an hour later in Prince George’s County, a concerned citizen called Maryland State Police to report a suspected drunk driver. Moments later, the driver left the roadway and struck a pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers took the driver into custody and found he had not only been drinking, but was in possession of marijuana and oxycontin.

Maryland State Police have already begun extra enforcement patrol efforts targeting drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and those exceeding speed limits. Last weekend, troopers conducted a joint DUI sobriety checkpoint with Prince George’s County Police. Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack will be working with Baltimore County Police in an enforcement effort this week. Extra patrols and cooperative enforcement initiatives with local law enforcement agencies will continue throughout the state during the next six weeks.

“We take seriously the important and increased responsibility law enforcement has to protect our citizens while they are traveling or shopping during the holiday season,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown said. “Extra troopers, working in cooperation with local police agencies, will increase our ability to appropriately respond to the increase in unsafe drivers and criminal activity this time of year can bring. I urge everyone to make safe driving a priority and to employ appropriate crime prevention techniques while shopping in the coming weeks.”

State Police traffic safety initiatives include orders for DUI saturation patrols to be conducted by troopers at each of the 22 barracks in Maryland. Troopers will also be conducting sobriety checkpoints at various locations, usually in cooperation with other state and local police departments. Extra troopers will be on grant funded overtime supplied by the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Speed and aggressive driving enforcement will also be priorities for troopers. High visibility enforcement is planned on Maryland roads, with a special emphasis on interstates and major highways where the majority of travel will be occurring. Colonel Brown has ordered that all troopers, not just those on special assignments, are to be working DUI, speed and aggressive driving enforcement whenever they are not handling a call for service. Barrack commanders will be focusing these special enforcement efforts in areas where they have experienced the most crashes related to DUI, speed, and aggressive driving.

Maryland is experiencing record low crime rates, but troopers know crime can spike when criminals sense an increase in opportunities. That is why troopers will also be conducing crime prevention patrols in shopping districts within their jurisdictions. Shoppers can expect to see marked patrol cars moving through parking lots throughout Maryland. Plainclothes troopers will also be working crime suppression assignments in shopping areas.

Shoppers are encouraged to use common sense and apply some basic crime prevention tips to stay safe during the shopping season. Troopers encourage shoppers to:
-park in well-lit areas;
-go shopping with one or more friends if possible;
-always be aware of your surroundings and of people who may be acting suspiciously;
-report suspicious circumstances or persons to security or police right away;
-do not leave purchases, pocketbooks, cell phones, or other valuables visible inside your vehicle;
-always lock your car and take the key.

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This morning I watched WMDT and it is clear what the long-range plan is- dissolve the city and have the county take it over. No thanks.Palmer Gillis was whining about the council and the Feldman's building this morning and Jim has hustled right out to add his two cents. Reality - the city doesn't own Feldman's. The city seems to want to TAKE the building from its rightful owner and then Palemr wants it and Jim wants to help him????? Palmer wants the city to be dissolved into the county. He doesn't even live here.Jim is helping by doing everything he can to slow the council down and use the press to fan the flames (with Laura and Shanie in tow). Jim is out of control with his melt downs. I saw it for myself yesterday. Then, you have Barrie Tilghman, Mike Dunn, Louise Smith, Laura Mitchell, Shanie Shields, Palmer GIllis, and a whole host of political has beens with an agenda of "crushing" teaming up with Jim and circulating the petition. That's their right, even though they misrepresented the purpose of the change to many signers. Then, they fell short on the signatures and made city staff come in on the weekend to "receive" it anyway so that they can - you guessed it - have another press op. A little abuse of power? Now they still want to take it to referrendum and continue to call the press for more - yes, press ops. Oh, a new one was dropped yesterday. Since the fireworks will be at SU on July 4th, the Only Batemen road improvements will have to work around that. I guess that will somehow be the council's fault too.This is a scheme by a well known cast of characters to create chaos to make the citizens feel so frustrated and hopeless that they will disband the city. We have good representatives in Terry, Debbie and TIm. I will continue to support them.

Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed On Major Stories

Quick, were Egyptian protesters successful in their bid to overthrow longtime president Hosni Mubarak earlier this year?

According to a new poll (PDF) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, if you watch Fox News you are significantly less likely to know the correct answer to that question than if you mostly avoid news shows and newspapers all together.

After controlling for factors like partisanship, education, and other demographic factors, the pollsters found that Fox New viewers were 18 points less likely to know that the revolt was successful than their non-active news consuming counterparts. Fox News viewers were also 6 points less likely to know that the Syrian uprising has yet to succeed.

AT&T Tells Customers Of Hack Attempt

AT&T has emailed customers that it "recently detected an organized and systematic attempt to obtain information on a number of AT&T customer accounts" online. But a company spokesman said no accounts have been breached, and estimates that less than 1 percent of customers are affected by the break-in attempt.

The hackers "appear to have used 'auto script' technology to determine whether AT&T telephone numbers were linked to online AT&T accounts," said AT&T spokesman Mark A. Siegel in a statement to

TSA Worker Allegedly Sexually Assaults Woman After Flashing Badge

A Transportation Security Administration worker was arrested near his Manassas, Va., home for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after he flashed his badge and was dressed in his work uniform.
Harold Glenn Rodman, 52, allegedly approached two women early Sunday morning, The Washington Post reported. The women said Rodman sexually assaulted one of them and ran away, the paper reported.


'Cursing' Baby Doll Upsets Parents (VIDEO)

Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’

On Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited Homestead Miami speedway to serve as ceremonial grand marshals of the Ford 400, where some in the crowd booed them.

The White House downplayed the incident today, with the First Lady’s communications director Kristina Schake saying only that “Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans. As she has always said, she will proudly stand with anyone making a major commitment to serve and honor our military community and yesterday, NASCAR did just that.”


Mayor Ireton Removes Himself From Council Work Session After Being Abusive To Council Once Again

This time the Council was NOT going to take Mayor Ireton's verbal abuse and called him out on it.

Mayor Ireton was not happy with the answers he was receiving on the old Fire Station 16 and demanded answers right then and there. Council President Terry Cohen tried to explain they could not provide answers to his question as they had just sat through almost 2 hours with the Salisbury/Wicomico County Director of Economic & Development to help guide them in the right direction. Mrs. Cohen went on to say that she had responded in a letter just recently explaining to Mayor Ireton they could not answer his question until they spoke with Mr. Ryan and discussed it more as a Council.

Mayor Ireton aggressively shouted, "WELL, THAT WAS A LONG WINDED ANSWER"! "YES OR NO"?

Council President immediately called the Work Session into recess but not before mentioning Mayor Ireton was a GUEST to these proceedings. Mayor Ireton tried to go after Mrs. Cohen again but she just stood up and walked away.

Mayor Ireton then leaned over to the Daily Times Reporter, not once, but twice and said, "I hope you got all that".

Mayor Ireton then leaned over to Mr. Spies and started challenging his position and Mr. Spies told Mayor Ireton he was out of line and his statements were uncalled for. After some heated debate Mayor Ireton turned towards me and said, I saw you leaning over to listen in, I hope you got all that. I replied, not only did I get it all Jim, I wrote it all down. As he stood up in anger and started walking out of the room he started yelling from the hall and into the office next door, GOOD, THIS TIME I WON'T HAVE TO READ ALL THAT SHIT ON YOUR BLOG AND MAYBE YOU'LL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. I immediately responded, you need to watch your mouth in front of these Ladies Jim. He responded, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO ME IN THIS BUILDING JOE!

Clearly the Mayor is upset because we're not only providing the TRUTH about a petition drive that failed, Mayor Ireton is VERY upset that we've called him out in private meetings with former Mayor Barrie Tilghman, former Council President Mike Dunn and several other new Dirty Dozen has been's.

Mayor Ireton then walked into a private meeting with the "Play Nice" Daily Times and clearly another meeting with the "Play Nice" WMDT.

Mayor Ireton, the people have spoken. They, (in masses) are NOT happy with your performance, or shall I say the lack thereof. You're a photo op Mayor who has accomplished next to nothing. You want to play ball, let's play ball because Joe Albero does NOT play nice. I'm NOT going to spread your stupid BS special feel good agenda items and paint you as the Little Boy Blue you expect the rest of the "Play Nice" media to do.

We, (Salisbury News) will drive you out of Office and prove you to be a one term, (if you make it that far) Mayor. I firmly believe ALL citizens will take you to task every time you treat women poorly. Your days are now numbered Mayor Ireton and every one will see you for who you are, a school teacher bully who is immature and needs to grow up and act like a man for once.

I'll close with this. Shanie Shields tried to defend the Mayor on the Station 16 issues by saying the building has not sat vacant for 60 days. We need to do something now with that building, she said. HELLO! The building has sat empty for more than 4 years under your time on Council Shanie Shields. Stop acting like and Idiot and learn to be quiet before putting your foot in your mouth.

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