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Friday, July 20, 2012

Breaking News

3 people pulled from the surf by OCPD at 90th Street. One female in her early 20s was in cardiac arrest when pulled from the ocean was pronounced dead  on arrival to Atlantic General. The other 2 with minor injuries were also taken to AGH.

Potential ‘Death Tax’ Increase Makes 2013 a Very Bad Year to Die

On Jan. 1, 2013, the estate tax is set to climb to as high as 55 percent — among the highest in the world economy — with the exclusion rate dropping to just $1 million, making 2013 a bad year to die for small businesses owners and the wealthy.

The estate tax — often called the death tax — had been on the decline due to the Bush tax cuts, even reaching zero in 2010. Since then, it has risen back to 35 percent, with an $5 million exclusion, where it remains today.


I'll Show You Mine

Senators Try Compromise to Get Cyber Bill Passed

Five senior Senators are taking one more whack at getting a comprehensive cybersecurity bill passed this session.

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced a revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 with a compromise on the most controversial sections regarding critical infrastructure. This is a last ditch effort before the August recess and the inevitable battle to keep the government open with a continuing resolution before Oct. 1.


Whooping Cough: Worst Year For Pertussis In 5 Decades, CDC Says

ATLANTA — The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far – more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. At this pace, the number for the entire year will be the highest since 1959, when 40,000 illnesses were reported.


John Deere Dealership Gets Robbed Again

We just learned that the John Deere Dealership near the Shorebirds Stadium was robber again, this time for about $80,000.00 worth of equipment.

‘Don’t Let this Happen to You’: Escalator Traps Teen’s Fingers as He Tries to Unstick Flip-Flop

Ye be warned. Rubber shoes — flip flops, crocks, etc. — and escalators do not mix. A Canadian tourist visiting Washington, D.C. this week learned that lesson the hard way.

According to MyFoxDC, a 14-year-old boy was riding down the escalator to the Smithsonian metro station when his flip-flop got stuck in the combs of the escalator’s step. Reaching down to pull out his footwear, his fingers then became wedged painfully into the metal tines for about 40 minutes.


Lawmakers Work On Savings Plan As Government Layoffs Loom

Congress faces another showdown over cuts and taxes. The deadline for automatic cuts to the Department of Defense and other agencies is rapidly approaching.

Political Reporter Pat Warren explains, Maryland jobs are at stake.

Military might and economic recovery are apparently working at cross purposes with a potential $56 billion in defense department cuts and $59 billion in non-defense cuts set to take effect in January.


New Tee Shirts Here For 3rd Friday

We have received a shipment in of hundreds of ne Tee Shirts. Come on by 300 W. Main Street and get your shirt tonight.

Pro-Obama Online Merchandise Sales Plummet, Compared to ’08 Election

In a dramatic shift from then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 election effort to this election cycle, anti-Obama CafePress merchandise sales are outpacing pro-Obama sales.

During first six months of 2008, 86 percent of Obama-related sales at CafePress were pro-Obama — just 14 percent were anti-Obama.

Over the first six months of 2012, 45 percent of Obama merchandise sales have been pro-Obama, 55 percent have been anti-Obama, according to CafePress totals.


House and Senate Republicans Move to Block HHS Welfare Waivers

House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would block the Health and Human Services Department from issuing waivers of the work requirements in federal welfare programs.

The legislation, offered by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) would block HHS from issuing the waivers and rescind any that may have already been issued.


Legendary rock band KISS Plays Private Concert for Military Servicemembers

Legendary rock band KISS played a free private concert for military service members Thursday night.

The gates opened for 2,000 U.S. servicemen and servicewomen along with their families to get the chance to watch the band perform live.

Celebrating 40 years together, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are taking KISS on the road again for a world tour that starts right here at Jiffy Lube Live Friday night.


Obama Enthusiasm Remains Low Among Democrats

A new CBS/New York Times poll that gives Mitt Romney a 1-point advantage over President Barack Obama also displays some concerning numbers for the president and his re-election chances.

First, the enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans when compared to 2008 gives Romney a distinct advantage in potential turnout. Only 27 percent of Democrats say they are more excited than 2008 to vote in this election. That compares with an insurgence of Republican enthusiasm — an astounding 49 percent of Republicans are more enthusiastic.


USDA Partnering with Mexico to Boost Food Stamp Participation

The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”


Are Postal Workers About To Go Postal On Imminent USPS Benefits Default?

So far the beyond insolvent US Postal Service has been able to avoid outright bankruptcy simply because no major cash outflows were required by the organization.

That is about to change in just under two weeks when the USPS is due to make a $5.5 billion payment for retirement accounts. The problem: the USPS does not have the money and needs a bailout. The bigger problem: the USPS needs Congressional action to authorize this latest and so far greatest USPS bailout, however with Congressional recess imminent this won't happen. So are several hundred thousand postal workers about to go postal once they realize that (earmuffs time for all those who love chanting ideological slogans, but have yet to graduate to the abacus) math matters, and every "welfare-funding" entity in the US is ten times broke over? And maybe most importantly: just how will the postal labor union vote in the upcoming election if indeed they suddenly are denied what they had been lied to for years is rightfully theirs?


GM ‘Turnaround’ Reports Rely on ‘Overbuilding,’ Jam-packed Dealer Lots

President Obama’s campaign claim that he rejuvenated the ailing General Motors depends on practices called “overbuilding” and “channel stuffing,” critics say.

Car dealerships’ lots are filling up with unsold trucks and SUVs because GM built more vehicles than it can sell in order to inflate sales claims and artificially boost its profits, The Daily Caller has learned.

The Detroit automotive giant records sales for vehicles in dealers’ inventories before car buyers make their purchases, said Mark Modica, a National Legal and Policy Center associate fellow.


ICE E-Mail: Obama's Uncle Granted 'Stay ... To Seek Reopening of His Deportation Proceedings'

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) e-mail from April 2012 shows that the agency granted Onyango Obama – an illegal alien and uncle of President Barack Obama – a stay of deportation to allow him “to seek reopening of his deportation proceedings,” which had been settled and closed by a Board of Immigration Appeals in 1992, when he had been finally ordered to leave the United States.

Onyango Obama, 67, is the half-brother of Obama’s father, and he had been living  in the United States since 1963. He was initially ordered to leave America in 1989. In August 2011, he was arrested for DUI in Framingham, Mass. The ICE e-mail was obtained, along with other documents, by the government watchdog Judicial Watch, as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit the group filed in April.


Romney Pulls Even With Obama In Virginia

Everyone in the political world is buzzing about a new New York Times/CBS poll that has Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by one point, and shows the incumbent slipping on economic issues and — most alarmingly — in favorability.

Although the poll isn't exactly good news for Obama, all of the numbers are still within the statistical margin of error, so Chicago probably isn't panicking yet.

But there is another new survey out today that should really scare the Obama campaign.


Dad of Ohio Cancer Patient, 4, Denies Disney Trip

 A 4-year-old girl who went through two years of cancer treatments isn't being allowed to go on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World because her father said she's in remission and the trips should go to children who are sicker than his daughter.

The young girl, McKenna May of Haskins, had the trip postponed twice while was undergoing treatment for leukemia and finally was set to go in August when the father refused to sign off on the trip, the girl's mother and grandmother said Thursday.

The family said Make-A-Wish requires signatures from both parents if either have visitation rights or is listed on the birth certificate. McKenna's parents never married or lived together. Her grandmother said the father only recently received visitation privileges.


Breaking News: Man Shoots At Cambridge Police Officer

So far we've been told that a man ran up to a Cambridge Police Office and shot at him neat Pine Street. Fortunately he missed but he took off and got away, for now.

More to come...

Jobs From Forced Charity - The Socialist Way

It appears, based on the economic philosophy he has been outlining in recent weeks, that President Obama believes that jobs based on economic transactions, exchanges, trade and so forth do not matter, have no significance. This has a very serious foundation, to which I will turn later in this short discussion.

Wealth creators produce jobs from engaging in such exchanges, mutually beneficial trade or commerce. If my neighbor hires my child to mow his lawn, he gets a mowed lawn and my child receives a few bucks in compensation. My child also may be said to be employed – in a small way. Thousands of such exchanges, from tiny to huge, constitute the free market. And they create wealth, various economic benefits and advantages for all those engaged in them and this is also where jobs are born! People aim to prosper by improving on their lives through the upkeep of their household, their businesses, their health and fitness, their recreation and so forth. All of these involve creating jobs. The wealth produced – incomes, return on investments, profits and the like – enable people to go shopping for goods and services. And so it goes, around and around, wealth creation leading to job creation.

But our president finds wealth creation to be a low-level economic objective, one may assume something selfish, whereas job creation is worthy, especially if it isn't linked to this depraved goal of becoming prosperous, wealthy.

What is left to create jobs? Government spending, that is what. Spending taxes taken from citizens on projects that do not make any private market agents rich, such as building up the infrastructure, giving away subsidies, paying out welfare and so forth. Now, these are worthy ways of creating jobs since they come from handing out resources with no expectation of any returns. The investment in such public works isn't marred by that dubious motive of private profit or income. No. It is handed out by the disinterested government and its public servants. It isn't their own resources, anyway, so they can be free of any selfish involvement, any concern about getting benefits in return.


Anti-Israel Bomber in Bulgaria Was Released From Gitmo Thanks To Left

Leftists who hate Israel can rejoice; their efforts at securing the release of a Gitmo detainee and their subsequent lionizing of him allowed him to murder five Israelis in the bombing Wednesday in Burgas, Bulgarian. The bomber has been identified as Mehdi Ghezali, who was detained at Gitmo Bay in Cuba from 2002 to 2004.

According to Wikileaks documents, Ghazali was “uncooperative, unforthcoming and deceptive during interrogations.” His father had met with Abdolrahman Barzanjee, an Al Qaeda associate and possible Ansar Al-Islam coordinator for Europe (Ansar Al-Islam is a group of Sunni Muslims trying to turn Iraq into an Islamist state), and Ghazali was friends with a Swedish operative who was a close associate of Abu Zubadayah, a high-ranking official with Al Qaeda.


Project Veritas: Legislators, Union Bosses Seek Funding For Digging Holes And Filling Them Back In

BREAKING NEWS: Police Detail Colorado Movie Massacre

Police say 71 people attending a midnight screening at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater were shot by James Holmes, 24, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado/Denver, killing 12 and wounding 59. Ten bodies remain in the theater as police investigate.

From Fox News

Pull Up or Pay up: North Carolina Mayor Pushes For Ban, Fine on Sagging Pants

A North Carolina mayor has issued an ultimatum to town residents: pull up your sagging pants or pay a fine.
Pro Tem Carnell Robinson, the mayor of Dunn, N.C., claims the saggy pants look among many young men is bringing down the city's image and wants to enact an ordinance prohibiting the fashion statement, WRAL-TV reported.
Under Robinson's proposal, the first two violations would result in a warning, according to the station. Third-time violators could face a fine of up to $200.

Statement From Governor Martin O’Malley On PRELIMINARY JUNE JOBS REPORT

Maryland’s Triple A bond rating reaffirmed by all three rating agencies

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 20, 2012)
– Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of June:

“In Maryland, we are moving forward. Nearly 25,000 more Marylanders are working than were last June. Twenty-two hundred fewer Marylanders have filed new unemployment insurance claims this June compared to a year ago (following 10 consecutive months of declines over the year). Home sales have reached their highest levels in two years and home sales prices have reached a near three-year high. And Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) enrollment has fallen by over 5,800 since the beginning of this year.

“With all our economic indicators demonstrating positive trends, we would not be surprised if the Bureau of Labor Statistics once again significantly revises these preliminary numbers. Last month, they not only reported the loss of 1,500 state government jobs we knew not to be true, but also added back 4,600 jobs that their initial report claimed were lost.

“In the last few weeks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Maryland #1 for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, our students are leading the way for our #1 ranked public schools with record progress on standardized tests, and all three major credit rating agencies reaffirmed our Triple A bond rating, making Maryland one of only eight states with that distinction. This progress doesn't happen by chance, but by the choices we’re making together to build a strong, growing and resilient economy.”


Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. Robert Byrne

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed. Ayn Rand

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments. Friedrich Hayek

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, and that’s good enough. Edwin Vieira

All of the services now funded by taxation and provided by the government were at one point in the not-so-distant past funded and provided privately. Red Rojas

And the so-called sovereigns, in these different governments, are simply the heads, or chiefs, of different bands of robbers and murderers. Lysander Spooner

Comments Worthy Of A Post

Comment 1. Don Rush said one thing that is absolutely true. This will be the most aggressive (meaning dirtiest)campaign in memory. When Mike Dunn throws his dirty hat in the mix you can count on every SAPOA dollar going to every dirty, low down scheme they can pull off, just like they have done in the past to there now pet mayor, Terry Cohen and Debbie Campbell. One of SAPOA's wealthier, non city dwelling members said it best when speaking about smear campaigns. He said, "It doesn't have to be true, we just have to say it." Truth be damned is their mantra.

Comment 2. The reason Jim will run, despite the odds, is that he sees a clear path to Annapolis and beyond. He's young, handsome, well-spoken, a teacher, gay, and polished (as long as he's not challenged or worse, losing a battle). Perfect so far. When challenged, he ignores facts and goes to the personal attacks, dutifully following the lib mindset. He must push the lib agenda (Sec. 8 housing, tax increases, etc.) and he only has to be close to break-even to get noticed. If he's not successful locally, he must blame the "council of no" and doesn't that sound familiar. So far, that's all he has to be or do.

O'Malley just might be the Democratic nominee in 2016, if MD's economy doesn't implode first. A handsome family man with modest anti-crime credentials (to sway the middle), promoting a very liberal agenda otherwise, he has been groomed for some time now. Notice how he supports the president so strongly. Given MD's first-rate schools and the gay marriage thing and a few other (lefty) merit badges, he's the one to watch...if the economy doesn't get him first.

If Jim wins the election, he'll get more notice, and when O'Malley moves up, Jim has a shot at something mid-level in Annapolis or DC. Of course he's going to run, and run hard, and fight dirty, just like Comrade B. Hussein.

I think I'll be wearing my T-shirt to the plaza tomorrow.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Review: Batman Battles Bane, Nolan Nukes Occupy Wall Street

The conservative themes coursing through "The Dark Knight" were no accident.

"The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final installment in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, pushes the ideological envelope even further than before. It's impossible not to feel Nolan's disgust at Occupy Wall Street, a movement the film paints as both incoherent and violent courtesy of a class warfare villain armed with nuclear weaponry.

But Nolan isn't simply sending out barely coded messages to conservatives. He's brought the trilogy to a close in rousing fashion, leveraging bravura set pieces meant to convey the scope of the best comic book series ever committed to film.


Statement From Change Maryland Chairman Hogan On Dismal State Unemployment Report

Annapolis - The U.S. Department of Labor's State Unemployment survey showed today Maryland experiencing the third largest job loss in the nation among the states. Maryland’s decrease in employment was 11,000 and the June unemployment rate inched up to 6.9%.

The report comes on the heels of dismal reports in which Maryland led most other states in job loss going back to the Spring of this year.

The unemployment rate is climbing having risen from 6.6% in March. Meanwhile, Virginia is holding relatively steady at 5.7% and the differential of the rates between the two states is widening to record levels.

"Something isn't working here," said Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan. "Now would be an excellent time to re-evaluate our tax-and-spend approach to governing and start developing policies that increase private sector job growth. It's unacceptable to have increases in the unemployment rate month after month."

Obama Fundraiser Gets Energy Department Post

Dozens of major fundraisers for President Obama’s re-election campaign have been appointed to plum posts on advisory boards and humanities commissions and at embassies.

The practice is not new to Mr. Obama, but it’s generally viewed as unsavory.

Not to Steve Westly, a financier who has raised between $200,000 and $500,000 for Mr. Obama this election season.

In correspondence with the Energy Department as they were vetting him for a post on an advisory board to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, he was upfront about his political connections and money-raiser role.

“I am honored to be asked to serve on the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board,” Mr. Westly wrote to a conflict-of-interest investigator who was checking Mr. Westly’s suitability for the job.



Highly qualified, diverse candidates selected to serve the State

– Governor Martin O’Malley announced today the elevation of the Honorable Dana Moylan Wright to the Circuit Court for Washington County and the appointment of John Phillip Rue II to serve on the District Court for Wicomico County and three judges to serve on the District Court for Montgomery County—Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho, John Christian Moffett, and Karla Natasha Smith. These appointees bring a diverse array of legal experiences to their new jobs. They also represent the ethnic and gender diversity of our great state.

Over the last month, Governor O’Malley has conducted numerous interviews with candidates recommended to him by the trial court judicial nominating commissions. All of the judges selected to serve in Maryland’s judiciary were recommended to him by the commissions.

In the District Court for Wicomico County, Governor O’Malley has appointed John Phillip Rue II. Mr. Rue has a long history of public service. He has served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s and Wicomico Counties and with the Public Defender’s Office in Somerset, Worchester, and Wicomico Counties. From 1990 to 1997, he was the District Public Defender for the Lower Eastern Shore. During that time, he oversaw all of the attorneys in the entire region while maintaining a full time trial docket. Mr. Rue also has significant experience in private practice and has been a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense since 2009. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

US Forecast: Hot, Dry Weather to Linger Into Fall

The unusually hot dry weather that has gripped the nation will not let up its stranglehold over the next few months, federal weather forecasters said Thursday.

And that means the heartland's "flash drought" will linger at least until around Halloween and even spread a bit farther north and east.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook for August through October shows that nearly every state likely will have hotter than normal temperatures. Much of the Midwest is likely to be drier than normal, too.


14 Ways To Keep Cool In Your Home Without Air Conditioning

Here in the South, the weather has definitely taken a turn toward the sweltering. There have been some unseasonably warm days already, with highs in the 90s, and the temptation to flick the switch on that A/C unit to “on” is very strong. Before using the air conditioner, consider this: home cooling accounts for 5 percent of the energy we consume in the U.S. each year. That’s about 140 million tons of CO2 emissions annually! Here are some ways to fight that urge by keeping your house cooler naturally.

1. Keep the shades drawn during the day. When sunlight streams through the windows, it creates a miniature greenhouse effect in your home.
Related: Cool Curtains: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly
2. Reflect the heat. If you do want to open the windows, consider investing in some reflective window film to help keep the heat outside where you want it to be.
3. Let the cool evening air in. If temperatures are on the chilly side after the sun goes down, crack a few windows open to let a breeze come through and cool the house. Just be sure to close them before the temperature starts to rise again!
4. Insulate! You want to keep cool air inside, so grab that caulk gun and seal off anywhere that air might be escaping. A handy draft dodger can help seal up those tricky leaks at the bottoms of doors and windows.
5. Get rid of incandescent lights. Not only do those suckers use more energy, they generate a lot more heat than CFL or LED light bulbs.


SFPD Shot & Killed Man WHILE Handcuffed

2012 Slowpitch Softball League In Pittsville, MD

Today's Fill In The Blank 7-20-12

My favorite form of excersize is ____.

Are Big Banks Criminal Enterprises?

Here are some recent improprieties by the big banks:

Laundering money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this (indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis)
Laundering money for terrorists
Engaging in mafia-style big-rigging fraud against local governments. See this, this and this
Shaving money off of virtually every pension transaction they handled over the course of decades, stealing collectively billions of dollars from pensions worldwide. Details here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here
Charging “storage fees” to store gold bullion … without even buying or storing any gold . And raiding allocated gold accounts
Committing massive and pervasive fraud both when they initiated mortgage loans and when they foreclosed on them (and see this)
Pledging the same mortgage multiple times to different buyers. See this, this, this, this and this. This would be like selling your car, and collecting money from 10 different buyers for the same car
Cheating homeowners by gaming laws meant to protect people from unfair foreclosure
Committing massive fraud in an $800 trillion dollar market which effects everything from mortgages, student loans, small business loans and city financing
Engaging in insider trading of the most important financial information
Pushing investments which they knew were terrible, and then betting against the same investments to make money for themselves. See this, this, this, this and this
Engaging in unlawful “frontrunning” to manipulate markets. See this, this, this, this [49], this and this
Engaging in unlawful “Wash Trades” to manipulate asset prices. See this, this and this
Otherwise manipulating markets. And see this
Participating in various Ponzi schemes. See this, this and this
Charging veterans unlawful mortgage fees
Cooking their books (and see this)
Bribing and bullying ratings agencies to inflate ratings on their risky investments


The Postal Service Is ThisClose To Defaulting For The First Time Ever

The United States Postal Service is again standing on the edge of disaster with a looming Aug. 1 deadline to escape defaulting. If Congress doesn't do something soon, said a spokesman, the USPS won't be able to make a legally required annual $5.5 billion payment into a health-benefits fund for future retirees.

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Four Car Crash North Of Milford Impacting Traffic

Location: Bay Road (SR 1) southbound, north of North DuPont Boulevard (US113) split, Milford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Friday July 20, 2012 at approximately 10:41 a.m.

Milford, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a four vehicle crash on Bay Road (SR1) in the area of North DuPont Highway (US113) split, Milford. Three people have been transported to Milford Memorial Hospital with injuries.

Troopers are advising that traffic in the area of the crash has been impacted and currently only one lane of travel is open. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and plan alternate routes of travel. An updated release will follow as information becomes available.

13-Year-Old Left In Parked Car Goes On Destructive Rampage, Parks On Top Of Another Car

Just about everyone has done it: leave kids in the car, even for just a minute or two, with the keys still in the ignition so the air conditioning, heat, or radio can keep running. For people without kids, surely your own parents left you in the car with the keys at some point. Or maybe they never did, fearing that something would go terribly wrong. Like when a Michigan teen with the keys to her grandmother's car launched a one-girl demolition derby in the parking lot of a Bed, Bath, and Beyond. She hit a utility pole and a few parked cars before eventually nestling the vehicle sideways between two other parked cars.

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Today's Advertiser Of The Day 7-20-12

A Crime Fighting Tool That Works

Over the past few years, DNA sampling has enabled us to take murderers, rapists and violent criminals off of our streets.

That’s why we’re very grateful and heartened by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts ruling to resume the use of DNA sampling as a tool for our law enforcement efforts.

In Maryland, we’ve driven down the numbers of homicides, cold cases and rape cases because of our use of DNA—a process that is no more invasive than fingerprinting.

In fact, since 2007, we’ve been able to drive down violent crime by nearly 25%. Working together with law enforcement, we’ve also driven down total crime and violent crime rates to the lowest rates on record.

Our DNA collection law has been a big part of that progress. It’s enabled law enforcement to connect the dots between individuals convicted or arrested of serious crimes and earlier unsolved cases.

We recognize that this ruling is only temporary, but we are encouraged that the Supreme Court will be taking a close look at the Maryland Court of Appeals decision in this case.

There is no more important service that any of us do in Government than protecting our people.

We need to use every available tool to fight crime—especially ones that are as effective as DNA sampling.

GSA To Take 6 Floors At One World Trade Center

Federal employees in New York are planning their return to Ground Zero. The General Services Administration is renting six floors at One World Trade Center in Manhattan, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. GSA said the deal showed the government's commitment to reviving the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The agency's lease will begin in 2015. Construction is supposed to finish the year before. A little more than half of the office space already has been leased. Magazine publisher Conde Nast is moving its headquarters into 25 floors there.

Where Is The Line For Revolution?

The subject of revolution is a touchy one. It’s not a word that should be thrown around lightly, and when it is uttered at all, it elicits a chaotic jumble of opinions and debates from know-it-alls the world over. The “R” word has been persona non grata for quite some time in America, and until recently, was met with jeers and knee-jerk belligerence. However, let’s face it; today, the idea is not so far fetched. We have a global banking system that is feeding like a tapeworm in the stagnant guts of our economy. We suffer an election system so fraudulent BOTH sides of the political spectrum now represent a hyper-rich minority while the rest of us are simply expected to play along and enjoy the illusion of choice. We have a judicial body that has gone out of its way to whittle down our civil liberties and to marginalize our Constitution as some kind of “outdated relic”. We have an executive branch that issues special orders like monarchical edicts every month, each new order even more invasive and oppressive than the last. And, we have an establishment system that now believes it has the right to surveil the citizenry en masse and on the slightest whim without any consideration for 4th Amendment protections.

There are plenty of pessimists out there who would assert that Americans are totally oblivious to these developments. I have not found that to be true at all. Millions of people are awake to such issues, and millions more are, at the very least, angry at the state of things, though they may not fully understand the source of their distress.

Only a fool would deny that a fight is in the air…


‘Ludicrous’: San Fran Area Drivers Could be Forced to Install GPS Devices That Tax Their Travel

On Thursday evening, a controversial study in the San Francisco Bay Area will be voted upon that could require drivers to allow GPS devices to be installed inside their car. The ultimate goal? Not to see where they’re going, but to evaluate how much they’re driving — and consider taxing them for it.

The San Jose Mercury News (via The Reporter) poses this scenario:
Imagine being taxed a dollar for driving to the store. Commute to work? That’ll be a few bucks more.
Is it crazy or the way of the future?

The Big Mistake By The Obama Birth Certificate Forger

Sheriff Joe Arpaio deserves criticism for the treatment of prisoners not convicted of crimes being held in his jail. Those are arrested people that deserve the presumption of innocence that Joe’s punitive jail mocks.

Joe failed in his selection of a disloyal Chief Deputy that had been a really poor choice. On the other hand a loyal and fine man was castigated and banished from his administration in error. Joe is a lot of things and perfect is not one of them. I have known Joe from before he was elected.

I do agree with him on many issues.

I have to respect the science of document examination and the evidence there points to the forgery pictured above. There are also serious signs that the forger of the Obama birth certificate released by the Whitehouse did not understand codes and numbers associated with the document. Analysis of the numbers and code revealed that the document is not genuine. The evidence is more than compelling.

The biggest error came as a result of the age of the document forger. He or she was obvoulsy too young to be aware of correct terms used to classify what we today call African-Americans. The creator of the phony document listed Obama’s race as African. That is a huge red flag because that term was not applied as a race title until well into the 1980’s. That term and the moniker, Black would have been considered politically incorrect and racist back when Obama was born. The proper term throughout history until the late 1970’s was Negro. The government did not change this until well into the 1980s.


A Letter To The Editor 7-20-12

Bad Service At Fat Boy's Crabs

Yesterday we went to Fat Boy's Crabs in Salisbury for a bushel of crabs. After we got them home we found out they where small and every poor so I called Fat Boy's and they said to bring them back. We returned back to the store and they where not willing to make it right and where very disrespectful. They wanted us to spend even more money and buy number one crabs. The owner looks at our crabs and said himself they where poor, but he said that what you get when you buy number 2 crabs. At this point he was getting rude and started using the F word. When we told him that all we wanted was to make this right and either give us our money back are some better crabs, and that the crabs where not good. He said if we where such ( again the F word ) crabs experts the we should go catch our crabs and to get the ( F word again ) off his property. I hope this is not the normal way they do business, but I think people should know what that if they buy from them they might get some very small and very poor crabs.

BREAKING NEWS: Area Near Colorado Mass Shooting Suspect's Home Evacuated

Police say home of suspect in Colorado movie theater mass shooting is "booby trapped."

From Fox News

Poor Thieves Go To Jail, Rich Thieves Don't

Today's Survey Question 7-20-12

Who has a better beach, Delaware, Maryland or Virginia?

Go Back To Sleep

Most of you that are taking the time to read this have already experienced some level of “waking up” over the past several years or longer. Most of you have also probably felt from time to time that the knowledge you possess is a burden and have fully appreciated the meaning of “ignorance is bliss.” I know this because I have felt these very same emotions at times. The most important thing to remember; however, is that we are just awake individuals within a wave or cycle of awakening. There were those that came before us and there will be many, many more to come after us. Last Thursday, I was at Freedom Fest in Vegas for a brief stint and I had the honor to meet and break bread with some of the most influential minds in the Liberty Movement. As I sat there at the table at Delmonico’s, thoroughly impressed with the intellect, commitment and total sense of purpose of the people around me I became more sure than ever that TPTB don’t stand a chance. The problem for those control freak clowns is that ten years ago they had at least 95% of the American populace completely asleep. I would estimate that number at the moment to be around 75%. If I am anywhere close to being right, that means that 25% of the population is at least somewhat aware that things aren’t as they appear to be. They are asking serious questions and looking for serious answers. Breaking it down even further, I would say that 5% of the population can be described as fully awake and somewhat committed to fully committed. This is something like 15 million Americans and is more than enough. Most importantly, once you are truly awakened you never go back to sleep. In my five years or so in this adventure I have seen the transformative process of many, many people within my personal circle of friends and contacts. Not ONE, I repeat not ONE of them has ever fallen back into the matrix mindset. It just doesn’t happen and it reminds me of quotes about truth and lies. As Mark Twain said “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Then there is the counter quote from I can’t remember who that “lies require commitment.” Believe me, they are committed! That said, too much is coming out now and what TPTB are doing in the markets is desperately manipulating everything so that another wave does not wake up. There are terrified that this next wave of people will be the tipping point for their control structure. They are correct but it is coming soon to smack them in the face no matter what they do.


Cheney Is Back

An influential Republican and the government's top contractor both went to Capitol Hill this week to urge action against sequestration. Former Vice President and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney told Senate Republicans the automatic cuts would devastate technology development and readiness. Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens testified before a House panel. He said Lockheed would lose 10,000 jobs if sequestration were to occur, and in a memo to staff, he said employees may get notices of possible layoffs or plant closings later this year. An aerospace industry report released earlier this week estimated the across-the-board cuts would cost more than 2 million jobs nationwide. By some estimates, it would raise unemployment by 1.5 percent.

Where Americans Are Moving

Americans are moving to Florida, Nevada, Houston and Kentucky, according to this infographic posted to

The states where people are fleeing in droves? Ohio, Alaska and California, according to, which designed the infographic.

The graphic also addresses the most common state-to-state moves and the furthest move someone made within the 50 states last year.


Auto Train Offers An Alternative to Driving to Florida

LORTON, Va. - The Auto Train is one of the region's most unique forms of transportation, combining mass transit and America's love of the automobile.

WTOP's Hank Silverberg recently hopped on board what's billed as the longest passenger train in the world, taking the non-stop trip from Lorton, Va. to Sanford, Fla., the gateway to the big theme parks in nearby Orlando.

With the price of gas topping $3.40 a gallon and security hassles at the airport, the Auto Train   is going strong, and taking it can be more fun, if you are not a light sleeper.


Jon Stewart Explains Libor

Sometimes you just have to laugh, and with the ongoing debacle of Liebor - it's even more true as now the Swiss hedge fund community is dragged into the miasma - or else you'll cry. As the conspiracy theories morph into conspiracy fact, who better to explain that LIBOR is not the "mythical half wild-bore, half lion that was rumored to have killed Achilles' brother Jimmy" but is the "benchmark for all money-lending on errr, let's say Earth", than The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. From the concrete evidence that banks deliberately manipulated the world's most important interest rate - for the good of themselves. As Jon says, "never trust anything that rhymes with wankers". How did they do it? and what will the fallout be?

International Banking Actuality (Not Conspiracy) Part 37 - Libor (What is it? and Why Do We Care?)


July 2012 Notes From The Wicomico County Board Of Education

Board Notes provide an unofficial summary of business conducted at recent meetings of the Wicomico County Board of Education. The Board of Education at its monthly meeting held on July 10, 2012:

Board Reorganization

Conducted its annual reorganization, re-electing Ron Willey as President and Dr. Tyrone A. Chase as Vice President. Willey thanked Board members for their confidence in his leadership, and pledged to serve with a continued desire to have the school system build strong, cooperative relationships with the Wicomico County Council, County Executive and others involved with supporting public education. “We can accomplish much more if we join hands than we can by pointing fingers,” he said. The Board will continue to be open and transparent in its budget process, with more information than ever before available online to the public. The Board and Superintendent welcome questions, comments and concerns at any time.

Administrative Appointments

Appointed Lavion Bratten as Assistant Principal for Wicomico High School, Courtney Lewis as Assistant Principal for James M. Bennett High School, and Thomas Ferretti as Instructional Data Analyst, effective immediately.

As part of the approved budget for Fiscal Year 2013, the Board approved converting one of two Dean of Students position at Wicomico High and JMB to an Assistant Principal position, to better serve each school’s needs for administrative duties including the new evaluations that will be required under Race to the Top. All three city high schools now have the same administrative structure of a Principal, three Assistant Principals, and one Dean of Students.

Bratten had been serving as a Dean of Students at Wicomico High School. She had been part of the Wicomico High team since 2005, serving as senior class advisor, Instructional Leadership Team member, MDS3 team administrator and Professional Learning Community leader. She served on a Maryland State Department of Education team to help revise the Business Education curriculum. Bratten earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and master’s degrees from Walden University (Middle Level Math & Language Arts Concentration) and Wilmington University (School Leadership).

Lewis had been serving as a physical education and health teacher at Parkside High School, where since 2003 she has been a physical education teacher, athletic trainer and health teacher. She has conducted annual coaches’ clinics for the school system, worked with university interns, served on the Instructional Leadership Team, and was the professional development coordinator working with UMES and Salisbury University. Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training and certification in Administration from Salisbury University, and a master’s degree in Health Education from the University of South Carolina.

Ferretti holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Binghamton University, and master’s degrees in Teaching in Adolescent Education in Mathematics from Stony Brook University and in Applied Mathematics from Delaware State University. He has taught high school mathematics and engineering, and most recently served as a research assistant at Delaware State University, with responsibilities that included teaching undergraduates. He is the author of “Descriptors of Topographical Depressions: A Dimension Reducing Approach.” His research work, involving extensive use of statistics and data analysis, makes him well suited to fulfilling the duties of Instructional Data Analyst for Wicomico Schools.


Salisbury Police

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Hi Joe,

Just wanted to share with you. My Mother call me upset wanting to know where the City finance department was located. I asked what was wrong. She told me that the Salisbury police had given her a ticket for parking in a Handicap zone. It would be understandable if she did not have Handicap tags, but she does. Her license plate number was written on the ticket, so the officer had to physically look at her plate. This is rediculous!

Taxpayer watchdog calls on IRS to probe re-branded Texas ACORN branch

The former Texas ACORN chapter has a new name and a scheme to collect donations and divert them for political use in a way that abuses tax laws governing charitable organizations, according to a Washington-based public interest group.
Cause of Action, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog, charged in a letter to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that the tax-exempt Texas Organizing Project (TOP), formed from the ashes of scandal-ridden ACORN, is using money funneled to it by a closely associated group called the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund for political activity.
The fund gave nearly 80 percent of its revenues -- approximately $640,000 -- to the advocacy group in 2010, leading Cause of Action officials to believe its reason for being is to raise charitable donations to send to TOP, which is permitted to fund political activity. TOP has used its website to solicit support for Mary Ann Perez, a Democrat running for state representative.

The Biggest Threat To The Right Is The Right

The DNC has just released an ad composed of Republicans joining the chorus of those demanding Romney release his tax returns.

“More and more Republicans agree that Mitt Romney has not released more tax returns because he has something to hide,” the ad says. It then features video clips of prominent commentators from the right criticizing Romney’s decision.

It's a smart move to give cover to the Democrat demands and agree that your candidate comply with a non-existent mandate to satisfy Team Obama's class warfare argument.

“The cost of not releasing the returns are clear. Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them,” says George Will, in a clip from Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

With all due respect to George Will, with whom I've often appeared on ABC's "This Week," I disagree. Will assumes there's validity in the Obama campaign's presupposition that Romney must be hiding something for not acquiescing to their demands.. The higher cost in folding to a demand crafted in the war room of the DNC and nurtured by the media is simple: it shows America how easy you'll capitulate.


3rd Friday Tonight

Are Obama’s Ideas Un-American?

It seems that one of Mitt Romney’s top surrogates, John Sununu, recently gave us a guided tour of the life cycle of a political gaffe.

First, he wished that President Barack Obama “would learn how to be an American,” and then he amended the comment with a “what-I-really-meant-was” clarification, and finally, he surrendered, as they almost always do, by saying, “I made a mistake.”

But did he? You don’t have to be a birth certificate conspiracy kook to ponder the question. After all, we’re no longer debating whether government should just be huge or whether it should be ginormous anymore. We’re not really wrangling over what levels of debt or spending are acceptable. The president’s central case rests on the idea that individuals should view government as society’s moral center, the engine of prosperity and the arbiter of fairness. Traditionally speaking, that’s not a very American notion.



(Berlin, MD) – State police have identified the man who perished in a plane crash this morning in Worcester County.

The victim is identified as Garett Colona, 23, of the 5000 block of Sharptown Road in Rhodesdale, Maryland. Colona was the pilot and sole occupant of the plane. Emergency medical providers pronounced Colona dead at the scene.

Shortly before 11:00 a.m. this morning, emergency responders were dispatched to Bunting Airport in Berlin after receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting the crash. Troopers from the Berlin Barrack, deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Berlin Police Department responded to the scene. Investigators from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation and the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office also responded for assistance.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are working in conjunction with state police investigators to determine the cause of the crash. The investigation continues…

‘President Obama, You‘re Killing Us Out Here’: See the Hard-Hitting New Romney Ad

The Romney campaign released an ad Thursday attacking President Obama for his “You Didn’t Build That” speech. And it’s a blistering assault:


SBYNews Sponsors Golf Tournament At Hyatt In Cambridge Today

While some might think this is a bit over the top towards what we do here at Salisbury News, (donation wise) this tournament is actually held for "Stop The Violence" right here in Salisbury.

As always, because our advertisers are generous enough to place an ad with us, we like to make donations that stay right here in Salisbury and have done so for years now.

The Golf Tournament was actually *Sold Out* and kicks off any minute now. Let's hope the rain stays away for most of the day.

Please consider ALL of our advertisers the next time you cthink about buying a product or are in need of a specific service. It is because of these advertisers that allows us to "Pay It Forward" back into the community to help support so many projects and organizations.

Don't Forget The Farmers Market This Weekend

Why Democrats So Badly Want To See Romney's Tax Returns

Thank God Its Friday 7-20-12

What will you be doing this weekend?

Racial Profiling Trial Begins for Ariz. Sheriff

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-illegal immigration patrols took center stage Thursday in federal court as a group of Latinos set out to prove that his deputies racially profiled them as part of a systemic policy of discrimination.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs who filed a civil lawsuit against Arpaio's department said in opening statements that the evidence will show that Arpaio and his deputies discriminated against Hispanics.

"It's our view that the problem starts at the top," attorney Stan Young said.


America Heading Towards A Collapse Worse Than 2008 AND Europe! Says Peter Schiff

According to CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff, the U.S. economy is heading for an economic crash that will make 2008 look like a walk in the park. Stimulus programs can delay this day of reckoning, but only for so long and only at the expense of making the eventual meltdown much, much worse.

Schiff, who famously warned investors about the housing and financial crisis in his 2007 book Crash Proof, says the Fed's palliative efforts during the housing meltdown have made the next crisis inevitable.

"We've got a much bigger collapse coming, and not just of the markets but of the economy," Schiff says in the attached clip. "It's like what you're seeing in Europe right now, only worse."

In this nightmare scenario detailed in The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy, the current economic pause is actually the beginning of a material slowdown or recession into year end. At that point, the Federal Reserve will unleash a third round of Quantitative Easing — weakening the dollar without jump-starting the economy. As a result of dollar weakness, import prices rise, pressing the margins of corporate America. Lower margins lead to heavy layoffs, sending millions of workers into unemployment during a time when they can least afford it. Banks fail, housing collapses, and taxes are raised in a futile effort to give the tapped-out government the capital to try yet more futile stimulus.

"That's when it really is going to get interesting, because that's when we hit our real fiscal cliff, when we're going to have to slash — and I mean slash — government spending," says Schiff.

Those cuts will not be at all unlike the draconian austerity measures in Greece, with programs like Social Security and Medicare being dramatically cut or possibly disappearing entirely. The easiest way to put it, is that everything you don't think could possibly happen in America will come to be.

"Alternatively, we can bail everybody out, pretend we can print our way out of a crisis, and, instead, we have runaway inflation, or hyper-inflation, which is going to be far worse than the collapse we would have if we did the right thing and just let everything implode," he offers.


Chick-Fil-A Dubbed ‘Hate Mongers’ After President Says They Oppose Gay Marriage

The president of the popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A has ignited a social media firestorm after saying his company opposes gay marriage.

“Guilty as charged,” Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press when asked about the Atlanta-based company’s support of the traditional family unit.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” he said in the interview, posted Monday.


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Fireworks at Napolitano Hearing-DHS Sec Unaware of Classified Doc Leak and WH Terror Group Visit

Fireworks on Capitol Hill happened at a Homeland Security Oversight hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over reports (h/t Daily Beast  ) that an Egyptian terrorist group obtained visas and gained access to meet with top White House officials.
Gohmert also went after Napolitano over Mohammed Elibiary, an individual she placed on the homeland security advisory council and, according to Gohmert, gained  secret security clearance via Napolitano to downloaded classified information that Congressman Gohmert says Elibiary later shopped to a reporter.
Secretary Napolitano said Rep. Gohmert's "insinuations demean the committee" and she was more concerned about the "allegations that are made against anyone who happens to be Muslim" when asked if it bothered her that classified information was obtained by Mr. Elbiary.

Police: 14 Dead in Colorado Theater Shooting.

Police Chief Dan Oates says 14 people are dead following a shooting at suburban Denver movie theater.

He says 50 others were injured when gunfire erupted early Friday at the Aurora theater.

Oates says a gunman appeared at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters.