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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Horrible Experience At The China Buffet In North Salisbury

One thing is for sure, I'll not return to this business. Tonight we went out to eat. I asked everyone, what would you like to have tonight, where would you like to go. With what seems like a hundred choices it was clear, China Buffet.

One of the key reasons we enjoy going there is the variety of different food for our Grandson. We sat down, ordered our drinks and went up to get our food.

For the first time since we've been going there, each time I took a bite of the different things on the plate, it tasted like everything was boiled in water, mixed with veggies and that was it. Even the general chicken had no real taste or bite to if, (so to speak).

Being immediately disappointed I asked how every one else's meal was. My Grandson was chewing hard on a piece of fried chicken and he immediately said, it's really hard. He went, (by himself) to the chef there and asked him to make bbq ribs. Honest to God, he was cutting the meat with no bones in it for a good two minutes and I asked if I could help him and he said he'd get it. He took one bite and refused to eat any more of it. My Wife spices things up so much, it simply tasted the same.

I got up and went over to the manager and expressed my disappointment. I told her everything was very bland and that we come there fairly often and it just wasn't good. She said she'd check into it. She picked up my full plate and took it away.

The next thing I knew the waitress came over to our table and dropped off the check. Mind you, we had only been there 5 or 10 minutes, I thought that was strange. Nevertheless, I figured they'd compensate me for at least my meal, since I hadn't eaten anything with the exception of biting each sample of what I put on the plate.

I opened the check and the bill was for 100% of what we would normally get charged. My Wife knew what was next, so she was smart to get up and leave. I went over to the manager to pay our bill and I said, so your going to charge me full price, knowing we didn't eat and or enjoy what we had? She said, I don't know how much you ate. I said, ask the waitress, she took my full plate away and we've only been here 10 minutes. She handed me the phone in which the general manager started telling me she had been there at lunch time and the food was fine.

I said, Mam, my name is Joe Albero and I own Salisbury News. I said, look, if I have to pay full price for this meal, let me assure you, I'm publishing this experience on Salisbury News. I call the owner and complain. I said, I AM THE OWNER! She immediate said, if you say anything, we sue you. I started laughing my a$$ off and asked if she'd like the name of my lawyer.

I paid full price and walked out. We have had bad experiences before with the Owner of this business a few years ago. Not in food but with a Post I put up as a survey question asking what was a proper tip in an all you can eat restaurant. Because MOST people said 10%, the owner of this business and the one across the street started going off on me.

Nevertheless, we had a bad experience. It happens. However, when business owners and or managers treat you like a thief, they've lost my business and YOU should know about it. When the general manager of a business threatens to sue you for voicing your opinion, well, I say, bring it on!

Now, YOU can do whatever you like but I will not set foot in that restaurant ever again.

Salisbury News Wants To Make Christmas Extra Special For 20 Needy Families This Year

As you can see from the image above, I have purchased twenty, 27" Remote Control Television Sets with the intention of finding 20 local Families who could use a nice little boost this Christmas.

In order to qualify to be considered we'd like you to send us a story as to why you or your Family deserve such a gift this Holiday Season. Please put "Television" in the subject line of your e-mail.

I want to make myself very clear here. These TV's are for Families in need, not for a kids bedroom, not a second TV, etc.

We'll need a name, phone number and physical address within each letter.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas.



The article about the DT and the legal ads has them scrambling now. The insertion equipment will be put back in place and the press will be restarted to get publication back in Salisbury.

Press operators along with former employees are being sought and asked to come back for production as soon as possible. Bassett understands about the legal ramifications and is sweating bullets. Look for local production in about 10 days to 2 weeks. You have Wilmington fuming !!!!

Keep up the good work. SBYNEWS is the best !!!

Publishers Notes: I learned this morning that the Daily Times has been all over the County Council asking questions about yesterday's articles on snow removal AND the Christmas Bonus. Who's DelMarVa's News Leader Folks!

Hank Paulson Tipped Off The Goldman-Led "Plunge Protection Team" About Fannie Bankruptcy 7 Weeks In Advance

Today, BusinessWeek's Michael Serrill and Jonathan Neumann have released a blockbuster report [40]based on a FOIA response by the Treasury, which proves that in America rules are only for little people, that this country has been a banana republic for years, that Animal Farm was spot on, and gives excruciating detail of how Hank Paulson tipped off a select group of Goldman diaspora hedge fund managers about the eventual failure of Fannie and Freddie 7 weeks ahead of this information becoming public knowledge. The report basically is a summary of a meeting that took place at the offices of Eton Mindich's Eton Park headquarters on July 21, 2008, 7 days after his famous '“If you have a bazooka, and people know you have it, you're not likely to take it out," speech and 7 weeks before both GSEs effectively filed for bankruptcy and were put into conservatorship. Now if it only ended there it would have been fine - a case of potential criminal collusion between the government (although nothing specific against Paulson as he didn't actually trade: he just made sure his former Goldman colleagues made money), and the 0.00001% in the face of a few multi-billionaires who most certainly did trade on material non-public information sourced by Hank. Where it however gets worse is when one considers the actual role of one Eric Mindich in the hierarchy of the Asset Managers' committee of the President's Working Group on Capital Markets, better known of course as the PPT: a topic we discussed first back in September 2009 when we asked "What Is Goldman Alum Eric Mindich's Role As Chair Of The Asset Managers' Committee Of The President's Working Group [41]?" Back then we did not get an answer. Luckily, courtesy of a few answered FOIA requests, some real investigative journalism, and not reporting for the sake of brown-nosing just so one can get soundbites for their next name dropping "blockbuster" and straight to HBO movie, we are starting to get the full picture of just how high in US government the Goldman Sachs controlled "crony capitalist" adminsitration truly runs.

Before we get into the details of Mr Mindich's curious relationship with the government, here is the gist of the BusinessWeek piece [40], which as noted focuses on Paulson who "said he had erred by not punishing Bear Stearns shareholders more severely. The secretary, then 62, went on to describe a possible scenario for placing Fannie and Freddie into “conservatorship” -- a government seizure designed to allow the firms to continue operations despite heavy losses in the mortgage markets."


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How Hank Paulson Tipped Off 5 Goldman Sachs Alumni And Other Elites

First, we learn the details of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke tipping off elite insiders as to moves the Fed has been making.Now, Bloomberg's Richard Teitelbaum chronicles how then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson mislead NYT and then tipped off hedge fund managers as to how the government was about to deal with the crisis at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Teitelbaum writes:

On the morning of July 21, before the Eton Park meeting, Paulson had spoken to New York Times reporters and editors, according to his Treasury Department schedule. A Times article the next day said the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency were inspecting Fannie and Freddie’s books and cited Paulson as saying he expected their examination would give a signal of confidence to the markets.

At the Eton Park meeting, he sent a different message, according to a fund manager who attended. Over sandwiches and pasta salad, he delivered that information to a group of men capable of profiting from any disclosure.

Around the conference room table were a dozen or so hedge- fund managers and other Wall Street executives -- at least five of them alumni of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), of which Paulson was chief executive officer and chairman from 1999 to 2006. In addition to Eton Park founder Eric Mindich, they included such boldface names as Lone Pine Capital LLC founder Stephen Mandel, Dinakar Singh of TPG-Axon Capital Management LP and Daniel Och of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC.

After a perfunctory discussion of the market turmoil, the fund manager says, the discussion turned to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Paulson said he had erred by not punishing Bear Stearns shareholders more severely. The secretary, then 62, went on to describe a possible scenario for placing Fannie and Freddie into “conservatorship” -- a government seizure designed to allow the firms to continue operations despite heavy losses in the mortgage markets.


Rand Paul versus John McCain On The Terrorist Detainee Amendment

Senator Rand Paul has come out swinging against the bill that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.Rand and John McCain battled on the Senate floor today over a proposed amendment to the pending defense authorization bill.

Rand and John McCain battled on the Senate floor today over a proposed amendment to the pending defense authorization bill.

Rand argued the amendment, which is cosponsored by McCain, "puts every single American citizen at risk" and suggested that if the amendment passes, "the terrorists have won."

“Should we err today and remove some of the most important checks on state power in the name of fighting terrorism, well then the terrorists have won," he argued, "[D]etaining American citizens without a court trial is not American."

McCain responded by saying that

An individual, no matter who they are, if they pose a threat to the security of the United States of America, should not be allowed to continue that threat. We need to take every stop necessary to prevent that from happening, that’s for the safety and security of the men and women who are out there risking their lives ... in our armed services.


The Folly Of Sanctions

Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions and blockades are not only an act of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war starting with a bombing campaign. Sanctions were the first step in our wars against Iraq and Libya, and now more sanctions planned against Syria and Iran are leading down the same destructive path.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) latest report, just out this month, there is no evidence that Iran has diverted enriched uranium from the peaceful and lawful generation of power toward building a nuclear weapon. According to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has every right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Unfortunately, US foreign policy has boxed Iran into a corner where they may view development of a nuclear weapon as the only way to maintain sovereignty. They are surrounded by unfriendly nuclear powers and history has shown that having a nuclear weapon is the best way to avoid being bombed or invaded. The unintended consequences of our confrontational policies toward Iran may be to actually encourage them to seek nuclear weapons capabilities. We should be using diplomacy rather than threats and hostility.


VIDEO: Rand Paul Confronts Geithner Over Fed Monetary Price Fixing

Senator Rand Paul, son of famous libertarian father Congressman Ron Paul, recently had a very interesting discussion with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner over Federal Reserve policy. You can see it reproduced below in this video.

Part of the reason that this video hasn't gotten more attention in libertarian circles is because Geithner, at the end, seems to have an effective comeback to Rand Paul's criticisms.

From our point of view, this back-and-forth illustrates three things:

• First, Rand Paul's heart is in the right place in taking on this battle over the Fed's legally granted money monopoly.

• Second, if one is to argue against a money monopoly, one had best be prepared to face arguments of the most devious kind of sophistry, such as those employed by Geithner in defense of the Fed.

• Third, the conversation between the two men shows the difficult of discussing a subject like monetary policy in soundbites.


Georgetown Man Seriously Injured In Crash

Location: Northbound US Rt. 113 at Wood Branch Road, Georgetown, DE

Date and Time of Occurrence: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 4:50 p.m.

Operators and Vehicles:

Operator #1: Donis Ubiel-Perez, 24, Georgetown, DE
Vehicle #1: 1999 Plymouth Voyager

Operator #1: Christopher Dyer, 22, Georgetown, DE
Vehicle #2: 2006 Pontiac G6

Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a two vehicle crash which left a Georgetown man seriously injured this afternoon.

The incident happened at approximately 4:50 p.m. as Christopher Dyer, 22, was operating a Pontiac G6 and was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of US Rt. 113 in an eastbound direction at the intersection of Wood Branch Road, in Georgetown. Dyer entered into the path of a 1999 Plymouth Voyager which was being operated by Donis Ubiel-Perez and which was traveling in the right hand lane of northbound US Rt. 113. The Voyager then struck the passenger side door of Dyer’s vehicle.

Christopher Dyer was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Memorial Hospital where he was stabilized. He was then flown to the Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for serious but non life threatening injuries. A passenger in Dyer’s vehicle, Abigail Richardson, 19, of Harrington, DE was also transported from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

Donis Ubiel-Perez was not injured; however, two passengers in his vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated and released. The names of the injured passengers were not known at the time of this release.

This crash remains under investigation at this time.

Greenwood Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Location: 2400 block of Farm Lane, Camden-Wyoming, DE

Date and Time of Occurrence: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle:

Operator: Edward W. Loller, Jr., 52, Greenwood, DE
Vehicle: 1998 Harley Davidson FWA Motorcycle

Camden-Wyoming, DE- The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred this afternoon in Camden-Wyoming, DE.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. as Edward W. Loller, Jr., was operating a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle as was traveling northbound in the 2400 block of Farm Lane. Loller’s motorcycle then struck a deer which was attempting to cross Farm Lane in a westbound direction. Loller, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle. He was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This crash remains under investigation at this time.

Maryland State Police Press Releases

DATE & TIME: 11/28/2011 @ 2024 hrs
LOCATION: 808 Manoa, Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD

CASE NUMBER: 11-54-008341

CRIME: 1. Contribute to Condition of a Child
2. Confine Unattended Child
3. Neglect of a Minor

Defendant: Ronald Charles, B/M age 31 of Salisbury, MD

On 11/28/2011 at approximately 2024 hours, a Trooper from the Salisbury Barrack responded to 808 Manoa Ave, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, in reference to an unattended child. Investigation showed that Ronald Charles had left his six-year old son home alone for several hours while he was at work. This had been occurring for several months while Charles was at work, according to witnesses. Charles was contacted at work and returned home. Charles was placed under arrest and transported to central booking.

DATE & TIME: 11/27/2011 @ 1911 hrs
LOCATION: 811 Chippewa Blvd, Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD

CASE NUMBER: 11-54-008308

CRIME: 1. Violation of Protective Order

Defendant: Robert Parks, III, B/M age 20 of Salisbury, MD

On 11/27/2011 at approximately 191 hours, a Trooper from the Salisbury Barrack responded to 815 Chippewa Blvd, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, in reference to a violation of protective order. Upon arrival, the Trooper met with Starr Renee Boone who advised she had an active protective order against Robert Parks, III. Boone advised that Parks made contact with her at approximately 1630 hours on that date in the area of Manoa Blvd at Nokomis Avenue, Salisbury. A warrant for Parks was obtained. Troopers responded to 811 Chippewa Blvd, Salisbury, to serve the warrant and Parks was placed under arrest. Parks was transported to central booking.

The Real Reason Bloomberg Sued To Open Up Fed Records?

Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks $13 Billion ... The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing. The Fed didn't tell anyone which banks were in trouble so deep they required a combined $1.2 trillion on Dec. 5, 2008, their single neediest day. Bankers didn't mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy. And no one calculated until now that banks reaped an estimated $13 billion of income by taking advantage of the Fed's below-market rates, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue. – New York Times


November Chicago PMI 62.6 Better Than Expectations Of 58.5

The barrage of better than expected "everything" is relentless.November PMI comes at 62.6, higher than 58.4 before, and a beat of Consensus 58.5. Highest since April. This also means that the ISM will almost certainly be an upside "surprise" imminently. And with the miraculous outlier print from the ADP it was only logical that the employment index in the PMI would print... lower, from 62.3 to 56.9. No data makes sense anymore, so just buy: after all there is no risk. Fed will bail everyone out.


Give Your Loved Ones The Holiday Gift Of Not Having To Buy You Crap

Do you want to kick your anti-consumerism crusade up a notch this holiday season? Two years ago, we introduced the Consumerist Anti-Gift Card, a handy card that explains why gift cards are stupid. Pair it with cash for a thoughtful and educational gift. This year, blogger Miss Minimalist takes the idea further, and offers readers a printable anti-gift certificate. As in, a certificate that instructs the recipient not to give you any gifts this year, and explains why.

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Today’s “SURPRISE” Central Bank intervention in the markets has achieved its desired effect for today. Stock markets are soaring, enriching the 1% who own all the stocks. The real reason this coordinated effort happened is because the world is broke. No one can pay anyone back. The banks are insolvent. Ben Bernanke can not let the USD get stronger or his master plan to deflate away our debt burden by screwing China and anyone else who has been foolish enough to loan us money. The USD had gained 6% against the world’s currencies in the last month. That was unacceptable. Today’s move immediately debased the USD by over 1% in a matter of seconds.

These desperate moves by desperate bankers and politicians will ultimately lead to the conclusion reached by John Williams in the interview below. His prediction is hyperinflation by 2014. Sounds reasonable to me. Every action taken by central bankers and politicians on a daily basis convinces me there is no other outcome possible.



3 Things You Can Make Instead Of Buy

With a pair of hands, some raw materials and imagination, you can make a lot of things you'd otherwise buy. Your do-it-yourself projects may or may not measure up in quality to manufactured goods, but at least you'll know whom to complain to if you're not satisfied.

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Everything Wall Street Does Is Illegal?

Judge Blocks Citigroup Settlement With S.E.C. ... Taking a broad swipe at the Securities and Exchange Commission's practice of allowing companies to settle cases without admitting that they had done anything wrong, a federal judge on Monday rejected a $285 million settlement between Citigroup and the agency. The judge, Jed S. Rakoff of United States District Court in Manhattan, said that he could not determine whether the agency's settlement with Citigroup was "fair, reasonable, adequate and in the public interest," as required by law, because the agency had claimed, but had not proved, that Citigroup committed fraud. – Bloomberg


Military Members And Families Get Break At Airports

The House votes to give military people and their families an easier time through airport security, the Associated Press reports. The bill would give Homeland Security six months to develop a trusted traveler system for the armed forces. It passed unanimously and was forwarded to the Senate. Rep. Chip Cravaak (R-Minn.) is the bill's chief sponsor. He says regular screening is too slow because men and women in uniform have medals to remove and boots to unlace. He says speeding them through security would make things faster for everyone.

Council on Foreign Relations Asks If Ron Paul Has A Foreign Policy Problem

Yes, the elitists think Ron Paul isn't warmonger enough to win. In a "2012 Campaign Roundup", the CFR states under the headline "Is Foreign Policy a Problem for Ron Paul?":

A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have turned isolationist. Someone apparently forgot to tell voters in Iowa. Polls currently have Ron Paul running fourth there. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that what’s hurting him with many Iowa Republicans is his non-interventionist foreign policies...

The reservations that Iowans have about Paul’s foreign policy views are striking. Why? Because the Midwest has historically been a stronghold of isolationist sentiment in America, and Iowa is the most Midwestern of states. (Indeed, Hollywood delights in movies in which Iowans are reluctant to go to war.) So perhaps “isolationism” doesn’t quite capture the complexity of the debate within the Republican Party on foreign policy...

The reservations that Iowans have about Paul’s foreign policy views are striking. Why? Because the Midwest has historically been a stronghold of isolationist sentiment in America, and Iowa is the most Midwestern of states. (Indeed, Hollywood delights in movies in which Iowans are reluctant to go to war.) So perhaps “isolationism” doesn’t quite capture the complexity of the debate within the Republican Party on foreign policy.


Senate Rejects Provisions On Terrorist Defense Bill

The Senate has rejected an effort to remove controversial provisions dealing with terrorist suspects from a defense bill, the Associated Press reports. The White House has threatened to veto the bill if it includes the measures. It would require all terror suspects be held in military custody. It also puts limits transferring detainees from the naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. FBI Director Robert Mueller came out against the requirement earlier this week. But lawmakers have voted to keep it. They say there is a waiver that can be filed to make exceptions and that the overall bill is a careful bipartisan effort.

O’Malley defends trade mission to India

Gov. Martin O’Malley, talking to reporters via Skype from India’s financial capital of Mumbai, on Tuesday strongly defended his six-day trade mission to the subcontinent. “It would be economically irresponsible for us not to be engaged with India,” O’Malley said.

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Major Border Drug Tunnel Found In San Diego

SAN DIEGO - U.S. authorities said they discovered a major cross-border tunnel Tuesday, the latest in a spate of secret passages found to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

"It is clearly the most sophisticated tunnel we have ever found," said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego. She did not provide details.

The tunnel links warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, authorities said.


How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson stepped off the elevator into the Third Avenue offices of hedge fund Eton Park Capital Management LP in Manhattan. It was July 21, 2008, and market fears were mounting. Four months earlier, Bear Stearns Cos. had sold itself for just $10 a share to JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Now, amid tumbling home prices and near-record foreclosures, attention was focused on a new source of contagion: Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac, which together had more than $5 trillion in mortgage-backed securities and other debt outstanding, Bloomberg Markets reports in its January issue.

Paulson had been pushing a plan in Congress to open lines of credit to the two struggling firms and to grant authority for the Treasury Department to buy equity in them. Yet he had told reporters on July 13 that the firms must remain shareholder owned and had testified at a Senate hearing two days later that giving the government new power to intervene made actual intervention improbable.

“If you have a bazooka, and people know you have it, you’re not likely to take it out,” he said.


Former Sheriff Of The Year Busted On Drug Charge

A former national sheriff of the year has been arrested in Colorado on suspicion of attempting to deal drugs in exchange for sex, KUSA TV reports.

Patrick Sullivan, 68, who was the National Sheriff's Association's "Sheriff of the Year" in 2001, was being held on $250,000 bail in the Arapahoe County jail that bears his name, the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility. KUSA says he is being kept in a jail cell away from other inmates.


At One Washington Theater, Texting And Tweeting Are Welcome

There are few things more annoying than being interrupted by a cell phone user in a theater. Whether they are live tweeting the plot, checking text messages, or chatting with their bestie about their armrest-hogging date, cell phone users are usually anathema to theatergoers. Yet people continue to use their phones long after the lights have dimmed. Now a theater in Seattle is opting to embrace the inevitable and is encouraging patrons to use their phones while the curtain’s up.


“Human beings act in a great variety of irrational ways, but all of them seem to be capable, if given a fair chance, of making a reasonable choice in the light of available evidence. Democratic institutions can be made to work only if all concerned do their best to impart knowledge and to encourage rationality. But today, in the world’s most powerful democracy, the politicians and the propagandists prefer to make nonsense of democratic procedures by appealing almost exclusively to the ignorance and irrationality of the electors.”― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

“An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood.”― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

“This concern with the basic condition of freedom — the absence of physical constraint — is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free — to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.”― Aldous Huxley

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Western Union Tries To Resuscitate The Singing Telegram

In a throwback to the days of yore — before email, Twitter, and Facebook put us in a state of perennial communication overload – Western Union is bringing back the singing telegram. But this time around, it’s being given a modern twist with the introduction of electronic delivery.

Ron Paul Explains His Plan For "Monetary Freedom" And Returning To The Gold Standard

Ron Paul lays it out: "We know what to do - we did it once after the Civil War period, we went from a paper standard back to the gold standard, and the event wasn't that dramatic. But today the big problem is that both the conservatives and liberals have an big apetite for big government for different reasons, therefore they need the Fed to tie them over and monetize the debt. So if you don't get rid of that appetite it's going to be more difficult, but the transition isn't that difficult. You have to get your house in order; you have to balance the budget, you have to not run up debt, and you have to promise not to print any more money... I would like to have a transition period and just legalize gold money, gold and silver as legal tender, and work our way back... We want to legalize the use of gold and silver as the constitution dictates, rather than punishing the people who try to do that... I am quite convinced that the system we have will not be maintained - that's what these last 4 years was all about, and that's what the turmoil in Europe is all about. The question is are they going to move toward a constitutional form of money. or are we going to go another step further into international money - instead of having an international gold standard based on the market, are we going to go toward a UN, IMF standard where they are going to control with the use of force another fiat standard. I consider that a very, very dangerous move." And precisely due to that piece of phenomenal insight which nobody else in the GOP or Democratic roster is even parsecs away from grasping, is why Paul can never be allowed to be elected, why he must be mocked and ridiculed by a co-opted ADHD media which focuses on how many mistresses some other idiotic presidential candidates has, instead of focusing on the one person who grasps the big picture: the status quo can not be held accountable to a political leader who understand not only how the system is rigged, but why it is broken to begin with and that there actually is a way out. However, to the "status quo's" chagrin, one that involves the wiping out of generations of plundered middle class wealth to keep the richest denizens of 'extremistan' ever richer.


Gold Up $30; Oil Climbs Over $100 Per Barrel; Dow Up 400 Plus

Prepare yourself for some serious price inflation. If "liquidity" is provided to global markets in any size, the price inflation ramification will be huge (not to mention that Bernanke is already printing at over 15% plus)

For the record, the Dow Industrial Average is up today over 400 points to 11,969. Gold is at $1,748 up $29.50. Oil has, again, broken the $100 price mark and is trading at $100.60 a barrel. Copper is up 5.5% to $3.58 per pound (hang on to your nickels which are made up of 80% copper)and silver is at $32.75 an ounce, up 2.5%.

The above price points are the starting point, when the price inflation really heats up these prices will only be fond memories.


Despite Earmark Ban, Lawmakers Try To Give Money To Hundreds Of Pet Projects

Members of the House and the Senate attempted to pack hundreds of special spending provisions into at least 10 bills in the summer and fall, less than a year after congressional leaders declared a moratorium on earmarks, congressional records show.

The moratorium, announced last November in the House and in February in the Senate, is a verbal commitment by the Republican leadership to prohibit lawmakers from directing federal funds to handpicked projects and groups in their districts. Lawmakers have tried to get around the moratorium by promising to allow other groups to compete for the funds. But the legislative language is so narrowly tailored that critics consider the practice to be earmarking by another name.


I did not know this...When you drink vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure.

When you drink rum over ice, it can give you liver failure.

When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heartProblems.

When you drink gin over ice, it can give you brain problems.

Apparently, ice is really bad for you.Warn all your friends.

GOP Willing To Raise Payroll Taxes On 113 Million Households To Spare 345,000 Millionaires From Tiny Surtax

Senate Democrats yesterday introduced legislation — as they’ve been promising to — that would extend a soon-to-expire payroll tax cut, and pay for it by implementing a surtaxon income above $1 million. Republicans, of course, are opposing the plan, reviving their false claims that taxing the very wealthiest Americans will hit small businesses and job creators.

In essence, the GOP is saying that it’s willing to allow higher taxes on middle- and lower-income Americans in order to prevent tax increases on the very wealthy. According to an analysis by Citizens for Tax Justice, provided to the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, the surtax would affect exceedingly few taxpayers, while a payroll tax cut expiration would wallop more than 100 million households:

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Horses Could Soon Be Slaughtered for Meat in U.S. TULSA, Okla. – Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress qui

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.


This is a interesting 4 minute clip from CBN News in Paris . They'll never show this on mainstream media in the US - until the PC Police stops blocking such information.


BREAKING NEWS: Dow Closes Up 489

Stocks soar, with all major markets closing up more than 4 percent and Dow up by 489 points.

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The Fernando Guerrero News Every One Has Been Waiting For

Hello Everyone,

After getting everything lined up and locked in, Team Guerrero can announce that Fernando Guerrero will be fighting on the undercard of the World Championship bout, between Lamont Peterson(29-1-1) of Washington D.C. and Amir Kahn(26-1) from the United Kingdom. The Championship Bout is for the WBA,IBF Welterweight Belt.

Fernando Guerrero 21-1 with 16 kos will matchup on the undercard with Robert Kliewer 11-13 of Maplewood MN on December 10th at the D.C Convention Center in Washington D.C. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions with the televised bouts to be shown on HBO in both the USA and the United Kingdom. It is not clear at this time if Fernando's bout will be seen in it's entirety or highlighted on the network. Fernando has been training in Florida to prepare for this fight and is eager to get back in the ring after his loss to Grady Brewer in Austin Texas this past June.

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Oops! Kentucky Dad Leaves Baby In Grocery Cart

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and his three children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing — his 6-month-old infant.

It happened Tuesday at a Kroger in Jessamine County, WLEX-TV reported. The father left the baby in a grocery cart after unloading everything else and drove away.

Eddie's Drive-In

It's the place in Harrison Township where nostalgia buffs and gear heads go to indulge their lust for cars, rock 'n' roll and drive-in burgers.

View video HERE.

Why The Fed Swaps, Announced Today, Will Expand The Monetary Base

Tony Crescenzi,Senior VP,Strategist and Portfolio Manager at Pimco explains how the swaps announced by the Fed will expand the Fed's monetary base:

[A]ny use of the Fed’s swap facility expands the Fed’s monetary base: all dollars, no matter where they are deposited, whether it be Kazakhstan, Japan, or Mexico, wind up back in an American bank. This means that any time a foreign central bank engages in a swap with the Federal Reserve, the Fed will create new money in order to make the swap. Use of the Fed’s liquidity swap line in late 2008 was the main cause of a surge in the Fed’s monetary base at that time. The peak for the swap line was about $600 billion in December 2008. Some observers will therefore say that the swap line is a backdoor way to engage in more quantitative easing.

Keep in mind that the monetary base is important, however, money in the base does not mean it is necessarily money in the economy. For example, most of the money created by the Fed in 2008,and up until recently, went into excess reserves and thus did not impact the economy. Bernanke may not be so lucky this time. If the money stays in the system and doesn't end up in excess reserves, the price inflationary consequences will be huge.. The money created by the swaps is being used to bailout Greek, Spain etc debt. That money is likely to end up being used to buy even more PIIGS debt, which means it will end up in the hands of the Greeks, Spaniards, etc. and not as excess reserves. German Chancellor Angela Merkel fought tooth and nail to prevent the ECB from .monetizing the PIIGS debt, so instead, Bernanke has stepped in to inflate. Bernanke is playing with fire here and Americans are all likely to get burned with soaring prices.


Salisbury Police Department Press Release

On November 28, 2011 at approximately 6:11 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police were on routine patrol in the area of U.S. Rt. 50 and Truitt Street and stopped a vehicle operated by the below listed suspect for a traffic violation. During contact with the suspect the officers detected the scent of suspected marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and resulted in the recovery of a bag of suspected marijuana and suspected marijuana paraphernalia.
ARRESTED: Donna Lee Messick, 50 years of age
Bivalve, Maryland
CHARGES: Possession of marijuana
Possession of CDS/Paraphernalia
DISPOSITION: Released to Central Booking
CC # 201100047062

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 10:20 am, Officers of the Salisbury Police Department arrested the below listed suspect on an outstanding arrest warrant for a number of counts of prescription fraud. It was reported to the Salisbury Police on November 13 that the suspect had passed twenty-one (21) prescriptions at a local pharmacy that had been found to be fraudulent. The suspect had been passing the prescriptions regularly since July of this year.

ARRESTED: Cynthia Morris Allard, 46 years of age
Seaford, Delaware
CHARGES: Obtaining CDS by altered prescription (21 cts)
Obtaining CDS by making prescription (21 cts)
Altered prescription (21 counts)
Forging prescription (21 counts)
Obtaining prescription by fraud (21 counts)
Theft scheme
DISPOSITION: Released to Central Booking
CC # 201100044856

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 10:39 am, Officers of the Salisbury Police arrested the below listed suspect on an outstanding arrest warrant for making a false report to a police officer. On March 5, 2011 Salisbury Officers responded to a residence on East Isabella Street for the report of a domestic assault and met with the below suspect and an adult male. At that time the suspect reported to the officers that she had been assaulted by the male which led to the male’s arrest. Several months later the suspect reported to the officers that her statement was false and the male had not assaulted her.

ARRESTED: Nicole Sharon Lightfoot, 31 years of age
Salisbury, Maryland
CHARGES: False statement to a police officer
Obstructing and hindering an investigation
DISPOSITION: Released to Central Booking
CC # 201100008193

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 11-30-11

On November 24, 2011 at 1254 am, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle for swerving on the roadway. Upon contact with the driver the Deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about the driver’s breath and person. The Deputy identified the driver as Kate Maloney 39 years of age of Ocean City Md. The driver submitted to field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while impaired by alcohol. Ms. Maloney was released pending court.

On November 25, 2011 around 11:30 p.m., A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to a single vehicle crash on Whiton Road near Porters Crossing Road. An officer from MD Natural Resources Police had come upon the crash while on patrol and found a 2010 Jeep Wrangler had failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and crashed into a guard rail. When the Deputy arrived he observed the driver of the crashed vehicle, Christopher Dorsey 40 years of age of Hagerstown Md., appeared to be intoxicated. Mr. Dorsey refused to perform field tests and was subsequently arrested. Mr. Dorsey was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and released pending trial.

Can You Be Trusted To Vote Intelligently?

This is a terrific and incredibly easy 13-question test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It clearly indicates that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on in the world. No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary.

There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. This is quite good and the results are shocking.

I believe it was Winston Churchill who opined that " . . . the biggest argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter . . .

"Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did!

Test your news IQ - Pew Research Center


Funds, refiners ponder oil Armageddon: war on Iran

– Oil consuming nations, hedge funds and big oil refineries are quietly preparing for a Doomsday scenario: An attack on Iran that would halt oil supplies from OPEC’s second-largest producer.

Most political analysts and oil traders say the probability of military action is low, but they caution the risks of such an event have risen as the West and Israel grow increasingly alarmed by signs that Tehran is building nuclear weapons.

That has Chinese refiners drawing up new contingency plans, hedge funds taking out options on $170 crude, and energy experts scrambling to determine how a disruption in Iran’s oil supply — however remote the possibility — would impact world markets.

With production of about 3.5 million barrels per day, Iran supplies 2.5 percent of the world’s oil.

“I think the market has paid too little attention to the possibility of an attack on Iran. It’s still an unlikely event, but more likely than oil traders have been expecting,” says Bob McNally, once a White House energy advisor and now head of consultancy Rapidan Group.

Rising tensions were clear this week as Iranian protesters stormed two British diplomatic missions in Tehran in response to sanctions, smashing windows and burning the British flag.


Fish In Diet May Ward Off Alzheimer's

Eating fish may keep the brain healthy and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study says.

In the study, people who ate baked or broiled fish at least once a week had larger volumes ofgray matter in areas of the brain known to be involved in memory and learning. Moreover, people with larger volumes in these areas reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease five-fold over a five year period.

People who ate fried fish, on the other hand, did not gain protection against Alzheimer's.


Wine Tasting Benefits Women Supporting Women

Spread a little “Holiday Cheer” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at a wine tasting and open house to benefit Women Supporting Women’s Worcester County chapter. The fund-raiser is hosted by Bruder Hill boutique at 25 Commerce St. in Berlin from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will include a tasting of five different wines produced locally by Costa Ventosa Winery and Vineyard of Whaleyville. Costa Ventosa will offer bottles of its wine for sale as well. There will also be desserts by Baked Desserts of Berlin and Bruder Hill will offer 20 percent of all merchandise during the event.

Reservations for “Holiday Cheer” are $30 person and only 40 tickets will be sold. Don’t miss this great opportunity to sample local wines, shop for the holidays and aid WSW, the only locally based breast cancer support organization. All proceeds directly benefit the Worcester County chapter of WSW. Call Rota Knott, WSW’s Worcester County coordinator, at 410-641-2849 for more information.

Women Supporting Women provides free support for breast cancer survivors and their families, including mentoring and support groups, a lending library and educational materials, wigs, scarves and head coverings, prostheses and bras, specially designed pillows and other items to aid in the recovery process. WSW’s programs are entirely funded through community support, donations and grants and all funding is returned directly to the local community through its programs and services.

Chick-fil-A Battles T-Shirt Guy

On the RidicuList - a Vermont man is fighting Chick-fil-A for rights to print "Eat more kale" t-shirts.

Georgia House

Georgia House is not closed. They have five restaurants in Delaware and one in Maryland. Salisbury..

Joe there is another Georgia House in Maryland so the owners of our Georgia House has to change their name in Maryland. It is the same family, same food, same hours its just they must change their name. We will let you know the new name when we know.

In the meantime enjoy OUR Georgia House until they get a new name.

America, Free Market Economy Or Socialism?

Today, the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and four other central banks unveiled a coordinated action to provide liquidity to "ease strains in financial markets." "The purpose of these actions is to ease strains in financial markets and thereby mitigate the effects of such strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses and so help foster economic activity," the Fed said in a statement.

The United States of America is a sovereign Nation, supported by a free market economy, not a Socialist member of a one world government. We are living with the consequences of our Federal government’s takeover of the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. It is only a matter of time before this unconstitutional involvement into the private sector monetary system destroys our Nation from within.

Because I am not a career politician with the baggage and the obligations that others bring to the Oval Office, I will am willing and able to stop the Federal Reserves attempts to control our free market economy and our banking systems. Freedom produces winners and losers and it’s time to allow our free market economy to be free once again, no matter how painful or uneven the results may be.

One Nation, Under God
Thomas J. Miller

"When The Heart Falls"

Good Morning Joe,

You are currently running an advertisement for me for my novel "When the Heart Falls" and I just wanted to let you know that the book is now available on Barnes and Noble's website as well. Right now, when you click on my advertisement it takes you directly to Amazon's website, and that's fine but I was just wondering if there was a way to get the word out to Nook owners that they can download it from B&N. Here is the direct link to my novel on B&N's website:

Research Beagles Go Outside For The First Time

Nine beagles, used for research, have never left their cages, until now. If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye, I don't know what will.

Jon Stewart Mocks Barney Frank's Retirement Coverage On Fox News (VIDEO)

Bailey's Will Make Your Visit To Princess Anne Well Worth The Trip


1. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1954. That means it only took 80 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Ladies.....Quit Laughing.

Fruitland Police Department Press Release 11-30-11

Fruitland Police Department
Chief Michael J. Phillips
401 E. Main Street
Fruitland, MD 21826
Phone 410-548-2804 Fax 410-548-2808
Crime Solvers 410-548-1776


DATE & TIME: Friday November 25, 2011 at 2303 hours
INCIDENT: Disorderly Conduct

LOCATION: 300 Poplar Street
CASE NO.: 2011-1403

1)Tishea Green
2) Demetries Fountain
AGE(s): 22 / 18

ADDRESS: Both of Salisbury
CHARGES: Disorderly Conduct
Fail to Obey a Lawful Order
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

SYNOPSIS:On the above date and time Fruitland Officers responded to 300 Poplar Street for a report of a fight at that location. Upon arrival, officers observed a large crowd that had gathered and observed the above listed suspects acting in a disorderly manner and refusing to halt that behavior. Officers gave several orders to the suspects to leave the area and cease their behavior and neither would comply. Both suspects were arrested and transported to WCDC.

DATE & TIME: Monday November 28, 2011 at 0051 hours
INCIDENT: 1st Degree Assault / Reckless Endangerment

LOCATION: 300 Poplar Street
CASE NO.: 2011-1409 /2011-1413

PERSON CHARGED: Cinderella Yasmain White
AGE: 22

ADDRESS: Fruitland
CHARGES:Assault (1st Degree)
Assault 2nd Degree (x’s 2)
Reckless Endangerment
Resisting Arrest
Disorderly Conduct
Fail to Obey a Lawful Order
Obstructing and Hindering

DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC

SYNOPSIS:On the above date and time Fruitland Officers were contacted by PRMC staff regarding a patient that had been assaulted at 300 Poplar Street by the above named suspect. Officers learned that the suspect approached the victim and threw a cup full of bleach into the victim’s eyes, potentially causing serious injury. Officers obtained a Warrant for the suspect’s arrest and on November 29, 2011 an officer located the suspect at the same address. Upon placing the suspect under arrest, the suspect became combative and resisted arrest, causing a crowd to gather. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to WCDC in a vehicle equipped with a prisoner restraint barrier.

An Unfortunate Sign For Downtown Salisbury

We completely understand their business move, it makes a lot of sense. New clients from the college every year and no bus stop issues from that Downtown location.

Exposed: TheU.S. Governments Hidden Agenda

The solutions to the U.S. problems have been very obvious to many yet we stand by and watch our government fail to take the necessary steps time and time again. From securing our borders to feeding our hungry to boosting our economy, our nation is capable of getting it done - yet we always seem to fall short of achieving our objective. Why? Why do we always seem to fail at this yet we manage to support the "Arab Spring" and other revolutions taking place around the world at the expense of the American taxpayer? Maybe this article will provide a different perspective. One which makes perfect sense and makes the murky intentions of our government seem so crystal clear As an aside...why can't we count on our own MSM to provide the facts to us rather than a foriegn publication.


It's Official: Obama Is Now The Worst American President As His Approval Rating Plunges Far Below Carter's

We doubt many will be surprised by the latest presidential polling update from Gallup, and certainly not the record nearly 50 million Americans on foodstamps, but here it is nonetheless, from US News [6]: "President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history. Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent." One can only imagine what would happen to Obama's ratings if indeed the Iranian hostage situation escalated and the president was forced to get involved, in addition to oil spiking to "doomsday" levels of course as Pimco's worst case predicts: "Back in 1979, Carter was far below Obama until the Iran hostage crisis, eerily being duplicated in Tehran today with Iranian protesters storming the British embassy. The early days of the crisis helped Carter's ratings, though his failure to win the release of captured Americans, coupled with a bad economy, led to his defeat by Ronald Reagan in 1980." And while some may say this is merely a one time blip, a longer-term average shows otherwise: "Gallup finds that Obama's overall job approval rating so far has averaged 49 percent. Only three former presidents have had a worse average rating at this stage: Carter, Ford, and Harry S. Truman. Only Truman won re-election in an anti-Congress campaign that Obama's team is using as a model." On the other hand, neither Ford nor Carter has such erudite opponents as Herman "I did not sleep with those 999 women" Cain.

Here are the job approval numbers for other presidents at this stage of their terms, a year before the re-election campaign:

Harry S. Truman: 54 percent.
Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent.
Lyndon B. Johnson: 44 percent.
Richard M. Nixon: 50 percent.
Ronald Reagan: 54 percent.
George H.W. Bush: 52 percent.
Bill Clinton: 51 percent.
George W. Bush: 55 percent.

You Know What Men Are Thinking About, Right?

When it comes to what society seems to suggest: men think about sex a lot. At least that's what advertisers and television plotlines scream at us. According to a new study, though, that just might not be the case, at least as not as much as we think.

Coastal Hospice Angel Ornaments

To Love for the Sake of Being Loved is Human
But to Love for the Sake of Loving is Angelic

Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care patients and families get a lot of love. Beyond the care of nurses, aides, social workers and those who provide spiritual and grief support, our patients know they are loved by a generous community. It's love for the sake of love. It is surely angelic.

Won't you be an Angel this year and include Coastal Hospice in your holiday giving? Your tax-deductible gift will bring the benefits of hospice care to those in need. Honor an angel in your life and we'll proudly display one of our Angel ornaments on one of our trees in the 4 counties we serve. Your donation helps us to provide comfort and support for patients and families when they need it most. Your generous donation ensures our patients and their families will continue receiving compassionate hospice care and comfort as they cope with one of life's most difficult times.

Make a secure online donation on our website at, or call 410-742-8732.

More Downtown Plaza Businesses Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Today's Wildlife Photos

Eagle Visits Parker Place On The Plaza.

Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade

Salisbury Jaycees host the Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year celebrates the Jaycees' 65th year of hosting the parade. The theme is "A Green Christmas" emphasizing the economic trend of "Going Green". This parade will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2011 and begin at 2pm. A rain date has been scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2pm.

Remember, your Salisbury Jaycees are the "Maryland Jaycees No. 1 Chapter in the State" and among the top 25 in the nation! Support your local Junior Chamber! Participate in the parade or come watch on Dec. 4th!

Fill In The Blank 11-30-11

The Strangest thing I have ever eaten was ______.

HSLDA Defends Major Parental Rights (Medical Decisions) Case

Who should make very difficult decisions for children? Parents or doctors?

In March of this year, 8-year-old Jacob Stieler was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a dangerous bone cancer. His parents took him to a highly-rated children’s oncology center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jacob had surgery to remove the tumor, which was followed by several rounds of chemotherapy. The treatment was incredibly difficult, and Jacob’s mom, Erin, said that when she looked her son in the eyes, she knew in her heart that he simply could not survive many more rounds of these drugs.

Erin and Ken, Jacob’s mom and dad, joined by hundreds of others, prayed for Jacob and his complete recovery.

After all of these rounds of chemotherapy were completed, there was a PET scan done to check on the status of the cancer. There was no evidence of cancer detected in Jacob’s body. Jacob’s family and friends rejoiced in his healing—praising God for this wonderful outcome.

But the doctors wanted to give Jacob several more rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, despite the clean PET scan.

When asked why they wanted to keep giving Jacob these incredibly dangerous drugs, the doctors replied that this was “the standard of care” for his illness.

Jacob’s parents begged the doctors to make an individual diagnosis, rather than simply following unbending standards. But the doctors were steadfast. All children with this cancer needed multiple rounds of these drugs—regardless of PET scan results, the doctors contended.

Jacob’s parents did extensive study of the side effects of the five different chemotherapy drugs that the doctor wanted to administer. And they believed that the risk of the drugs was far greater than the risk of recurrent cancer, since Jacob had a clean PET scan. They said no to the doctors. No more chemotherapy treatment for now.

But the doctors would not take no for an answer. They called Child Protective Services in Jacob’s county and asked the agency to file charges against the family for medical neglect.

After looking into the matter, both the local CPS agency and the local prosecuting attorney refused to file charges. They believed that the parents were making reasonable decisions for Jacob.

The doctors still would not take no for an answer. They called higher authorities in the state level CPS agency. The doctors had to make several calls before they finally found someone who would agree with them.

As a result of all of these calls, the local CPS agency was pressured into filing medical neglect charges against the parents.

The local prosecutor still refused to take a case against the family, so the state level CPS officials hired an independent private lawyer to serve as the prosecutor against Ken and Erin Stieler.

Home School Legal Defense Association chairman Michael Farris decided he needed to help.

"When I heard about this case—and checked out the facts—I knew that I could not sit on the sidelines and watch this family be overrun and parental rights be trashed by well-meaning but overzealous doctors."

"I recently flew to Michigan and took the depositions of all three doctors who were scheduled to testify against the family."

“Have all of these drugs been approved by the FDA as safe and effective for children?” I asked Jacob’s treating oncologist.
“Yes,” she replied, they have been FDA-approved for children.

According to the official package inserts that we were able to obtain, she is just flat wrong.

She wanted to continue to give Ifosfamide to Jacob.

The FDA disclosure for this drug says: “Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.”

The oncologist wanted to give Jacob a weeks’ worth of Etoposide.

The FDA disclosure says: “Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.”

The warning on the drug Doxorubicin says: “Pediatric patients are at increased risk for developing delayed cardiotoxicity.”

This means that the drug can cause severe harm to a child’s heart—at even higher rates than it can in adults.

In fact, as it turned out, the treating doctor had never even seen, much less read, these official FDA-required package inserts.

(Much more on this HERE)



83 B Delaware State Police Recruit Class

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:oo p.m.

Polytech Conference Center (Auditorium)
823 Walnut Shade Road Dover, Delaware

Dignitaries Addressing the Graduates:
State Prosecutor Kathleen Jennings
Colonel Robert M. Coupe

Key Agenda Events:
Class Speech:
Trooper Patrick Jackson, Delaware State Police
Keynote Speaker:
Secretary Lewis D. Schiliro

Dover, DE- Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Robert M. Coupe announces the Graduation Ceremonies for the 83B Delaware State Police Recruit Class.

The ceremonies will celebrate and recognize the successful completion of Law Enforcement training of 10 Delaware State Troopers.

The ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Polytech Conference Center Dover, Delaware.