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Sunday, January 20, 2013


Pecan Square location off of Nanticoke Road and are giving the first 200 customers free coffee for a month!

The San Fransico 49ers And The Baltimore Ravens Are Going To The Super Bowl

Harbaugh vs Harbaugh

BREAKING: AT&T Sells Newtown Phone Calls To NewsCorp, Say Anonymous

NEWTOWN CT–Anonymous activists, combing through AT&T’s e-mail servers, released evidence Sunday showing that recorded phone calls of grieving Sandyhook victims and families were sold to Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp for seven million US dollars.

The recordings were released by Anonymous as proof that AT&T is selling its customers’ private data. Commander X, leader of the shadowy leaderless collective, said “I am outraged, but not surprised. Nothing they do surprises me anymore, and it only serves to justify my decision to run from the broken governments of the world. Nowhere is safe.”


Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 1-20-13

Nichole Elizabeth Santos of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for false statement to a police officer. Santos was released on signature pending court actions.

Michael Paul Schilling of Ellicott City Maryland, arrested 1-15-13 on two warrants for failing to appear in court. Schilling was held on a $1,000 bond.

Brodis Shuman Jr. of Princess Anne, arrested 1-15-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Shuman was released after posting a $500.00 bond.

Christa Michelle Ehrisman of Eden, arrested 1-16-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Ehrisman was held on a $500.00 bond.

Genine Anita Campbell of Crisfield, criminal summons issued for trespassing. Campbell was released on signature pending court actions.

Prices of TVs and PCs Plummet as Prices of Newspapers and Textbooks Climb

In what may be as much an ongoing sign of America’s changing culture as its changing economy, the prices of televisions and personal computers dropped significantly over the past year, while the prices of newspapers, magazines and textbooks went up.

According to new data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price of a television went down 17.5 percent from December 2011 to December 2012. At the same time, the average price of personal computers and their peripheral equipment went down 8.7 percent.

Purchasers of non-electronic instruments for delivering news and information faced a different marketplace, however. The average prices of newspapers and magazines climbed 6.2 percent from December 2011 to December 2012, said BLS. At the same time, the average price of a college textbook rose 7.9 percent.


The Twelve Steps

  1. We came to understand that our government is powerless over its spending - that our nation's debt had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than our fiat currency could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our savings and our investments over to the care of gold, as we understand gold to be a physical asset - not a paper promise.
  4. We made a searching and fearless inventory of our wealth.
  5. We converted to gold, to Krugerrands, and to Maple Leafs, the fiat paper assets of our wealth, thus eliminating our counterparties.
  6. We were entirely ready to have gold remove all risk of default.
  7. We humbly asked the coin dealer to reduce our exposure to The Inflation Tax.
  8. We made a list of those politicians that expose us to The Inflation Tax, and became willing to work against them all.
  9. We gave direct support to Libertarians whenever possible, except when no Libertarian is on the ballot, and then we voted against the incumbent.
  10. We continued to create wealth through our own industry, and then we converted it to gold, and promptly buried it.
  11. We sought through silver coins to increase our contact with precious metal, as we understand silver to be a physical asset - not a paper promise, paying for as many day-to-day transactions with silver as possible, using our credit card (not debit) for what was not, and paying off the entire balance each month.
  12. We, having had a fiscal awakening as the result of these steps, tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


For the first time in a long time--perhaps ever--Americans are pointing the finger of blame at absentee parents and Hollywood productions instead of law-abiding gun owners.

As a new poll conducted by NBC/Wall Street Journal reveals, 83 percent of Americans say that parents who "don't pay enough attention to what's going on in their kids lives" share "a great deal" of responsibility for shootings like those at the Aurora theater, Sandy Hook Elementary, and Tuscon, AZ.

Moreover, the same poll shows that 62 percent of Americans believe that movies and television programs that portray violence in an appealing way share a large portion of the blame as well.


Two Charged In Multiple Burglaries In Sussex County

Location: Various locations throughout Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Georgetown, and Laurel.

Date of Occurrence: November 2012 to January 2013

Victim: 23 victims

Defendant, Charges and Bond Information:

Joseph D. Snead, 21, Dagsboro, DE
114 charges ranging from Burglary 2nd, Felony Theft, Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief.

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $153,700.00 secured bond.

Nakeisha A. Thomas, 30, Dagsboro, DE
140 charges ranging from Burglary 2nd, Felony Theft, Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief.

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $39,000.00 secured bond.

Frankford, DE- Delaware State Police Detectives have arrested a couple in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in Sussex County.

Earlier this month, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit at Troop 4 began investigating a series of burglaries that were occurring in the Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Georgetown, and Laurel areas. These incidents, which began in late November, would occur during the daylight hours and in most cases, windows were shattered by objects found around the victim’s homes. In the majority of the burglaries, property taken consisted primarily of jewelry, cash, and electronic devices. In one particular burglary in December, a victim from Millsboro had a gas card stolen. Detectives were then able to link the transactions to a gas station located in Millsboro and learned through the investigation that Joseph D. Snead andNakeisha A. Thomas were the ones in possession of the card.

On January 9th, warrants were obtained on the suspects in connection with multiple counts of Identity Theft and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. Snead was picked up at Probation and Parole that afternoon and charged with six counts of Identity Theft, six counts of Theft, and six counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. He was committed to SCI in lieu of $10,000.00 secured bail. Nakeisha Thomas was arrested on January 14th for 12 counts of Identity Theft, 12 counts of Theft, and 12 counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. She was remanded to WCI in default of $39,000.00 secured bail.

Through the course of the investigation and interviews, the two had also been linked to the burglaries that were committed in southern Sussex County. Additional charges were brought against the two on January 17th including multiple counts of Burglary 2nd, Theft of a Firearm, Felony Theft, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief. An additional bond of $143,700.00 secured bond was place on Snead. Bond on Thomas was not readily available on the additional charges. Both are still incarcerated.

California Man Pays his $14,000 Property Tax Bill in Change

Larry Gasper showed up with his trunk full of cash--and nothing was bigger than a dollar.

Gasper lost his tree business a couple of years ago, in part, because he couldn’t pay his taxes.

Gasper said he tried to pay half of the bill a few weeks ago but the county refused to take it.

Gasper gathered all the money he could and rolled it.


BREAKING NEWS: 49ers Beat Falcons 28-24 In NFC Championship

San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in NFC championship game, advancing to Super Bowl.

From Fox News

Bring On Brady (Call Me Maybe Parody)

Professor Misstates Glass Steagall History?

Why No Glass-Steagall II? ... Eighty years ago this month, Ferdinand Pecora, the cigar-chomping former assistant district attorney for New York City, was appointed chief counsel for the US Senate Committee on Banking and Currency. In subsequent months, the hearings of the Pecora Commission featured many sensational revelations about the practices that led to the 1930's financial crisis. – Project Syndicate

Dominant Social Theme: It is simply common sense. If banks can't gamble their own money in the big casino of the global stock market, they won't go broke.

Free-Market Analysis: Barry Eichengreen is a professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. So why does he, in our view, misrepresent the history of the financial industry in this article posted over at Project Syndicate?

He writes about the US Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial and investment banking and suggests that it should be reinstituted. He is a fan of Ferdinand Pecora, whom Franklin Delano Roosevelt picked to head up the 1930s hearings that led to various regulatory impositions including the Securities and Exchange Commission. True, he doesn't mention that there is in force a Volcker Rule currently ... but maybe that's because the Volcker Rule is such a weak version of Glass-Steagall that it's not worth commenting on.


Officials Lower Turnout Projection For Inauguration

District of Columbia officials have lowered their turnout estimate for Monday's presidential inauguration.

The district's homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend. That's fewer than the 600,000 to 800,000 people initially anticipated.

The estimates are based in part on the number of charter buses arriving in the city, as well as the number of hotel and restaurant reservations.


Lie Witness News - Inauguration Day

West Point Issues Report On The "Far Right" Terrorists In America

If this article does not serve as a wakeup call for all those on the fence regarding who your loving government now considers a “terrorist” I don’t know what will. The power structure loves to use language to divide and conquer their subjects, and this report is a perfect example of that technique. These days, when the term “far right” is used in the mainstream media or in government/military reports, they are talking about those that believe in the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. A preeminent set of laws that must be followed by everyone, including the President, Congress, large corporations and the military. Meanwhile, the “moderate right” is defined as Neo-cons. You know, the torture loving, Constitution-ignoring, militaristic chicken-hawks that still hold on to the reins of power within the Republican establishment. This is supposedly the “moderate right,” while the “far right” just wants to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Of course, the power structure doesn’t want to have to deal with the Constitution any longer, so of course those that defend it are “far right” or “terrorists” in the mind of the state.

The report I am referring to was just released by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy and it is titled: “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.” From the Washington Times:

A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
Those seem like the types of things only an America terrorist would support, right? (see my piece You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…)
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday.



Concerned citizens gathered in state capitals nationwide Saturday to rally against stricter gun control measures, days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of federal gun control proposals.

Roughly 800 people turned out in Austin, Texas, many carrying signs with messages like “An Armed Society is a Polite Society” and “The Second Amendment Comes from God.” Police in Connecticut said about 1,000 people showed up on the capitol grounds in Hartford, about 50 miles from the site of last month’s mass shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. Roughly 2,000 turned out in New York.

The event’s primary Facebook page lists more than 20,000 people as planning to attend.



If you want to frighten Baby Boomers, just show them the list of statistics in this article. The United States is headed for a retirement crisis of unprecedented magnitude, and we are woefully unprepared for it. At this point, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are reaching the age of 65 every single day, and this will continue to happen for almost the next 20 years. The number of senior citizens in America is projected to more than double during the first half of this century, and some absolutely enormous financial promises have been made to them.

So will we be able to keep those promises to the hordes of American workers that are rapidly approaching retirement? Of course not. State and local governments are facing trillions in unfunded pension liabilities. Medicare is facing a 38 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years. The Social Security system is facing a $134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years. Meanwhile, nearly half of all American workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. The truth is that I was being incredibly kind when I said earlier that we are “woefully unprepared” for what is coming. The biggest retirement crisis in history is rapidly approaching, and a lot of the promises that were made to the Baby Boomers are going to get broken.

The following are 35 incredibly shocking statistics that will scare just about any Baby Boomer…

1. Right now, there are somewhere around 40 million senior citizens in the United States. By 2050 that number is projected to skyrocket to 89 million.

2. According to one recent poll, 25 percent of all Americans in the 46 to 64-year-old age bracket have no retirement savings at all.


There Was No GOP Entitlement-Cutting Plan

In the fights over the fiscal cliff and now the debt ceiling, many conservatives were adamant: Republicans should reach an agreement with President Obama only in exchange for serious cuts in entitlement spending. It is the entitlements — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — that will drive future deficits, the conservatives argued, and without real cuts, the nation’s debt will spiral out of control in the not-too-distant future.

Some Republican lawmakers have been stressing that point for weeks and demanding that the president agree to “real cuts” before any deal could be struck. But what has emerged from the House GOP retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia is that Republicans did not have an entitlement-cutting proposal to present to Obama in debt-ceiling talks, had the president ever agreed to negotiate with them. The talk about big entitlement cuts, at least in connection with a debt-ceiling agreement, was mostly talk.

Now, by deciding to pass a short-term debt-limit bill, and at the same time demand that Democrats pass a budget — something Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not allowed in nearly four years — Republicans have sidestepped the entitlement issue altogether, at least for a while. That might have been the GOP’s only option, since it had not agreed on an entitlement-cutting proposal.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On January 16, 2013 members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant on West Street, Berlin, Maryland. This search and seizure warrant was in reference to an ongoing Marijuana and Heroin distribution investigation. Entry to this residence was made by the Berlin Police Department SWAT Team at which time Joseph Tyler Shanahan (Age 25) was taken into custody without incident. A search of this residence revealed 987 grams of Marijuana, 99 individually wrapped bags of Heroin, and $1,510.00 United States Currency.

Joseph Shanahan was subsequently transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for processing at which time he was charged with following offenses:

1. Possession of Marijuana

2. Possession of Heroin

3. Possession with the intent to distribute Marijuana

4. Possession with the intent to distribute Heroin

5. Possession with the intent to distribute Marijuana in a school zone

6. Possession with the intent to distribute Heroin in a school zone

7. Possession of drug paraphernalia

Joseph Shanahan was subsequently committed to the Worcester County Jail on a $250,000.00 bond.

The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, Berlin Police Department SWAT and Canine, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack during the execution of this search and seizure warrant.

On January 9, 2013 at approximately 0912 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34 year old Larry Murice Obrien of Berlin, MD on 3 Worcester County Circuit Court Warrants for failing to appear for court on 12/12/2012 for paternity cases. Obrien was held at the Worcester County Jail on $3000.00 bond.

On January 9, 2013 at approximately 1032 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Rodrigo Alves Valadao of Salisbury, MD on a Fugitive Warrant through Delaware on the charges of Forgery and Bad check uttering. Valadao was held at the Worcester County Jail on no bond.

On January 10, 2013 at approximately 1029 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28 year old Christopher George Ashley of Berlin, MD on a District Court Arrest Warrant through Worcester County on the charges of Theft less than $1,000.00 (2 counts) Conspiracy Theft less than $1000.00 (2 counts), Theft Scheme $10,000.00-100,000.00, and Forgery of private documents (2 counts). Ashley was released on personal recognizance.

On January 11, 2013 at approximately 1446 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28 year old Rachel Katherine Oettel Of Lewes, DE on a District Court Arrest Warrant through Worcester County on the charges of Burglary 1st Degree, Theft less than $1,000.00,Theft $1,000.00-10,000.00. Oettel was held at the Worcester County Jail on $7500.00 bond.

On January 12, 2013 at approximately 0859 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47 year old Rone Bouvier Tindley of Delmar, MD on Libertytown road in the area of Nine Pin Branch road. Tindley was charged with DUI related offenses and later released on citation.

On January 16, 2013 at approximately1405 hours a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old David Lee Clark of Dover, DE on a District Court Bench Warrant through Worcester County for failure to appear for court on September 28, 2012 on the charges of Driving on suspended/revoked license privileges, Driving without a license, Driving while Impaired by CDS, and possession of marihuana. Clark was released on personal recognizance.

Original Batmobile From TV Series Sells for $4.2M

The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million.

A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction.

The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the "Batman" TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.


Zinio Now Available @ Your Library

WHEN: NowWHERE: On your computer or mobile device 
WHAT: Digital copies of your favorite magazines
WHO: Library Members WHEN: Now
SALISBURY, MD - Wicomico Public library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, the world’s largest independent producer of audiobooks, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, a new edition of the popular digital newsstand Zinio that’s been designed specifically for library patrons.

Zinio for Libraries provides a quick and easy way for members to read digital copies of their favorite magazines through a digital platform that recreates magazines page-for-page, including full-color pictures. Simply by using their library card, members will be able to read, interact with, and explore the largest selection of magazines anywhere.

Zinio’s wide range of magazines includes areas such as sports, entertainment, travel, business, and more. And with iPad®, iPhone®, and Android® compatibility, Zinio makes it easy to view stunning digital magazines on the go, or on your PC or Mac. Zinio takes the reading experience even further with intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio, video, and live links.

“Subscribing to Zinio for Libraries means we can continue to offer our members the opportunity to view today’s best magazines,” said Andrea Berstler, Director. “It also expands on our continued commitment to provide a variety of useful services and benefits to our community.”

Details on Zinio for Libraries may be found at www. or at the nearest branch of Wicomico Public Library.

Actor Danny Glover: Second Amendment Was Created To Protect America From Slave Revolts

Liberal actor Danny Glover of the series Lethal Weapon probably wasn’t very popular in the room after delivering this line to a group of students at Texas A&M.

“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans, so a revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the Second Amendment is.”


If You Are Unemployed In These States, Move!

According to Bloomberg's rankings (based on wealth disparity, average unemployment benefits, and overall unemployment pool), and somewhat confirming the food-divide discussion we had last night [4], the following states are the worst to live in if you are unemployed. Connecticut tops the list with its massive wealth disparity - more than one $200,000 household for every household earning less than $10,000. New York, California, and D.C. are close behind with Oregon and Alabama in 19th and 20th 'worst' place to be unemployed. Welcome to the bifurcated un-recovery.


Dutch television hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zena entered territory no man can quite comprehend during their recent broadcast of the show Guinea Pigs — childbirth.

They tried, though, hooking themselves up to machines that reportedly simulate the pain of contractions.

“Do you think the pain will make us scream?” Zeno asks before the shocks begin.

One of the nurses responds bluntly: “Yes, it definitely will.”

She wasn’t lying.


City of Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt want to remind citizens that government offices will be closed in observance of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2013. Offices will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Other facilities:

· Wicomico County Health Department will be CLOSED.

· Wicomico County Public Library will be OPEN from 10am-5pm.

· The Newland Park Landfill and all Transfer Stations will be OPEN and operating at their normal schedules:

In Reversal, Eight Unions Help Pay For Obama’s Second Inaugural

Unlike the celebrations surrounding his first swearing-in, President Obama’s inauguration committee has accepted money from unions as well as several corporations to help foot the bill for this year’s festivities, according to the latest list of inaugural contributors.

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee updated a list of “benefactors” on its website Friday night to include eight unions and several major corporations.

In 2009, inaugural planners banned corporate and union donations and still managed to raise $53 million — all from individual donors.


Salisbury/Wicomico County Celebration, Jan 26th

Salisbury/Wicomico County 100 Best Communities for Young People Celebration

Celebration to Recognize Salisbury/Wicomico County’s
Commitment to Youth Education and Well-Being

January 18, 2013 Salisbury, MD —City of Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt are pleased to invite you to join community leaders, young people and their families as they celebrate the America’s Promise Alliance designation of Salisbury/Wicomico County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2012.

Who: You!

What: 100 Best Communities for Young People Award Celebration

When: Saturday, January 26th from 2p-3p

Where: Salisbury University – in the atrium of the Perdue School of Business

Salisbury/Wicomico County is one of only 19 communities in the United States to receive this award six times. This national award recognizes that Salisbury/Wicomico County continue to make youth a priority by emphasizing programs that provide young people and their families with the tools necessary to learn and grow. Come out and learn about some of these programs!
Entertainment will be provided by members of Parkside High School Choir, VPA students, and Step Groups from Prince St. and WISE After-school program. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about America’s Promise Alliance and the 100 Best Communities visit their website

Lost Dog 1-20-13

BIRDIE a Beagle/Pit 11 yrs old is missing since 12/26/12 from Irvin St. in Princess Anne, MD
He is tan with white nose & paws & has on a blue collar with no tags. He is not neutered. 

He is old and has always been an INDOOR pet.

Please call Peg at (484) 832-7339 or Sally (410) 430-5448.

Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.

Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, however, the ruling's legacy is the opposite of consensus. Abortion ranks as one of the most intractably divisive issues in America and is likely to remain so as rival camps of true believers see little space for common ground.

Unfolding events in two states illustrate the depth of the divide. In New York, already a bastion of liberal abortion laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged in his Jan. 9 State of the State speech to entrench those rights even more firmly. In Mississippi, where many anti-abortion laws have been enacted in recent years, the lone remaining abortion clinic is on the verge of closure because nearby hospitals won't grant obligatory admitting privileges to its doctors.


On Immigration And Social Security

There are two very big issues on America's plate in 2013; A) what to do with Social Security (SS) , and B) immigration. For the most part, these two topics are uniquely different. There is one important area where they lap over - money.

SS maintains an account called the Earnings Suspense File (ESF). This is account used for booking money that comes into SS from improper SS ID# (SSNs). Credits to ESF can arise from administrative errors. It's easy to imagine how some one transposes a few digits on the SSN, and the computers at SS recognizes the mistake. Until the error is fixed, the money from payroll taxes on that SSN is suspended in the ESF.

The ESF is not just an account where errors are trapped and later reconciled. It is a doghouse account that has collected well over a hundred billion dollars over the past decade. The vast majority of the money in the ESF comes from workers who are using an illegal SSN.

This site produced the following report on the Earnings Suspense File (ESF) at SS:

‘Guns Across America’ Brings Out Hundreds To Protest Gun-Control In Maryland

In the Maryland State House this week, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) made gun-control the hot topic. But outside the Annapolis capitol on Saturday afternoon, hundreds of mostly Republican protesters gathered to push back, voicing their support for gun rights.

Members of the crowd of more than 200 people carried signs accusing O’Malley and President Obama of tyranny for trying to impose tough new restrictions on gun purchases. Some carried life-sized cardboard cutouts of weapons and wrapped themselves in the tea party’s yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.

The rally was Maryland’s answer to Saturday’s “Guns Across America,” a day that gun-rights advocates had encouraged pro-gun rallies to be held in all 50 states. 


UN Gun Grab On Pace For March

In just two months the globalists of the UN will gather in New York City to put the final touches on plans to impose strict regulations worldwide on the right of the individual to buy, sell, trade, or own guns and ammunition.

On March 18, 2013 in New York City the next round of negotiations is scheduled to begin, with one aim in mind: eradicate private gun ownership.

On Christmas Eve, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to renew negotiations on the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

The measure was approved by a vote of 133-0, with 17 countries abstaining.

As reported by Reuters, the foreign ministers of Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Kenya, and the United Kingdom – the countries that drafted the resolution – released a joint statement praising the passage of the resolution to move ahead on the global gun ban.

"This was a clear sign that the vast majority of U.N. member states support a strong, balanced and effective treaty, which would set the highest possible common global standards for the international transfer of conventional arms," the foreign ministers said in their statement.
As The New American has reported, when the treaty was being deliberated in July, the United States was the only obstacle preventing the global arms control regulations from being imposed on the world.

Miraculously, however, all the points of the agreement Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found so distasteful in the summer were made so much more palatable after President Obama’s reelection, and every single attack on the right to bear arms remains in the version of the treaty approved on November 7.
Within hours of his securing his reelection, President Obama placed a late night call to the U.S. United Nations delegation ordering them to vote in favor of a passage of L.11.

A story in The Hill reports, however, that “The U.S. mission to the U.N. denied that the timing of the election had anything to do with the treaty’s talks being delayed.”


Kindergartner Suspended for Threatening to Shoot Classmate With ‘Hello Kitty’ Bubble Gun

The family of a kindergarten student in Northumberland County is thinking about filing a lawsuit after their five-year-old was suspended from school. The family’s attorney says she was suspended because she threatened to shoot herself and a classmate with a Hello Kitty bubble gun.

A pink Hello Kitty bubble gun is the reason a five-year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School. Her family’s attorney says she was at her school bus stop last week when she told a classmate she was going to shoot her and herself with the bubble gun…a gun she did not have with her. People in the community can’t believe it.

“It’s just bubbles. It can’t harm anybody. It’s not hard and won’t puncture anything or harm anybody in any way,” Kayla Nash of Shamokin said.



“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle. There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“The second item in the liberal creed, after self-righteousness, is unaccountability. Liberals have invented whole college majors–psychology, sociology, women’s studies–to prove that nothing is anybody’s fault. No one is fond of taking responsibility for his actions, but consider how much you’d have to hate free will to come up with a political platform that advocates killing unborn babies but not convicted murderers. A callous pragmatist might favor abortion and capital punishment. A devout Christian would sanction neither. But it takes years of therapy to arrive at the liberal view.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”
P.J. O’Rourke

“We had a choice between Democrats who couldn’t learn from the past and Republicans who couldn’t stop living in it…”
P.J. O’Rourke

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”
P.J. O’Rourke

Rand Paul On Gun Control Executive Order: Obama Is Not 'King'