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Monday, July 01, 2013

Man Kidnaps Child In Walmart - Shot Dead By Police

Midwest City, Oklahoma: Midwest City Police have released surveillance video from a Walmart of a man who took a 2-year-old girl from a mother's shopping cart, and held a knife to the child's throat. Police Chief Brandon Clabes held a news conference Friday morning to reveal new details about the June 17 officer-involved shooting. Capt. David Huff shot and killed 37-year-old Sammie Lamont Wallace after he threatened the little girl.

The video released shows Wallace walking into the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Reno and Midwest Boulevard around 3 p.m. He's pushing a shopping cart and talking on a cell phone. The video shows Wallace circling the store until he sees a woman, identified as Alicia Keating, and her two daughters, ages 12 and 2. Wallace keeps walking but circles back to the frozen food aisle. While Keating's back is turned, Wallace grabs the child from the cart while the stunned 12 year old looks on. Wallace then walks up to the mother, hands her a cell phone and demands she call a police officer in Dallas. Keating begins to scream and pleads for the man to give her child back. The man pulls out a knife and threatens the little girl. That's when store employees approach the man and witnesses begin calling 911.


Life Is Good, Dance On

Do yourselves a favor and watch this until the very last second - don't miss the ending!


(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence.

The black mob violence at Fort Lauderdale over the Memorial Day weekend was nothing much, said the chief of police, local media and business boosters.


Judge Tosses NY Lawsuits Against Ex-Elmo Actor

Prosecutors say a judge in New York has tossed out three lawsuits brought by men who said former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage.

Federal Judge John Koeltl threw out the lawsuits Monday.

He says the claims came more than six years after each man reasonably should have become aware of Clash's alleged violations and more than three years after each turned 18. There's one other lawsuit pending.


Feminism Saudi-Style

Hundreds turn out do discuss women in society... but not a single member of the audience is female

The conference, reportedly held at the University of Qassim, Saudi Arabia, was attended by representatives from 15 nations, apparently all men.

August 7th Seminar With FBI As Presenters

NAACP to address “Fostering Communication between Law Enforcement and the Community”
Salisbury, MD … FBI Agent Marvella Gray will be the guest speaker for a seminar on law enforcement sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Agent Gray’s topic will be “Fostering Communication between Law Enforcement and the Community.” This will be a positive and enlightening experience.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This seminar will be held at the First Baptist Church in Salisbury, MD [corner of Booth and Delaware Avenues]. 
The seminar is free and open to the public. The NAACP is issuing a special invitation for law enforcement agencies and clergy throughout Wicomico County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland to attend. 
For additional information about this seminar, contact Mary Ashanti, President, at 410-543-4187.


Thousands of pro-abortion protesters gathered at the Texas Capitol on Monday to oppose pro-life legislation being considered by the state Legislature. Some of the protesters also decided to use their children to promote abortion.

According to multiple accounts and photos of the demonstration, two young children were seen holding up a sign with a wire hanger drawn on it, accompanied by the words “no to SB5.”


The American Gun Owner - a brother with Down Syndrome

If you only follow liberal media and listen to President Obama, it would be easy to believe that gun owners are all bitter clingers, reckless hicks or criminals.

The truth is that the 100 million gun owners in America are among the most responsible, patriotic, family-oriented citizens in our nation.

This mischaracterization is one of the myths I want to dispel in my upcoming book, “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours.” To do so, I’ve asked law-abiding gun owners to send photographs of themselves to be included in a spread in the book. 



'This is great for our kids,

a moment we can all celebrate'


An Egyptian opposition group accused the US of "being partner to a conspiracy to keep President Mohamed Morsi in power."

Obama addressed the situation in Egypt on Saturday explaining "The United States supported democracy in Egypt. It’s been challenging given there has not been a tradition of democracy in Egypt." he said. "Our most immediate concerns have to do with our embassies and consulates."

In June, the Secretary of State John Kerry quietly gave $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt. The money was given a month after a memo admitted "we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt's progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and the strengthening of key democratic institutions."



Annapolis, MD—“Once again, within 24 hours we have two more examples of Maryland losing jobs. First, we learn from a Ball State annual national study that Maryland dropped to a D grade in manufacturing and then today we learn that Carnival Cruise lines has announced it is going to move its cruise ship, The Pride, from Baltimore,” said Delegate Ron George (R) Annapolis.

“Governor Martin O’Malley has created a crisis in Maryland as it relates to maintaining and creating private sector jobs. These job losses add further evidence to the ramifications of Martin O’Malley’s taxes, fees, and expanded government,” stated George.

“The fact that Maryland received such a poor score in terms of creating manufacturing jobs is unacceptable. This poor ranking followed by Carnival Cruise making the business decision to move The Pride out of Baltimore is just further evidence that we must build a new Maryland if we want to create new jobs,” George said.

“The Carnival Cruise line alone is more than $90 million dollars in economic activity and 220 jobs. Add to this the continued loss of so many manufacturing jobs across Maryland and it is clear for all to see we need a change,” said George.

George continued, “Once again the EPA is forcing an unworkable mandate on Maryland citizens and businesses. Instead of being out front challenging the EPA Governor O’Malley waits for another business to leave before he acts. This Governor is more interested in appealing to the far left in his quest for the presidency, thus sacrificing the future of Marylanders. His legacy is one of higher taxes, more regulation and broken dreams,” concluded George.

Obama, George W. Bush To Meet In Tanzania

The White House announced Monday that President Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, would meet Tuesday in Tanzania during the last stage of Obama’s weeklong trek through Africa.

Obama and Bush will both attend a wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday in Dar es Salaam to pay tribute to the 11 people killed at the U.S. Embassy there in 1998, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Many had speculated that the two would cross paths since Bush is also in Tanzania this week for a conference on African women. First lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush are also headliners at the event.

Carney said he did not expect the two presidents to make remarks during their joint appearance.


Live Action

Names Of Two Police Officers Killed In Md. Plane Crash Released

 OCEAN CITY, Md. - The bodies of two Ocean City police officers have been recovered after their plane went down in the ocean Sunday.

The bodies of Thomas Geoghegan Jr., 43, and Joshua Adickes, 27, were found by dive teams in the wreckage Monday, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

The plane was found 30-feet below the surface about one-quarter mile off the beach from 130th Street, police say.


UPDATE On Ocean City Police Officers Plane Crash

The DispatchUPDATE: Plane Crash Victims Recovered, Authorities Confirm
The two law enforcement officers who were on board the two-seat Nanchang CJ-6A that crashed into the ocean Sunday afternoon have been reportedly recovered and have been transportedto the Coast Guard station. Salvage efforts involving the plane have been suspended for the day, due to ocean conditions, and are expected to resume in the morning. Victim names will be disclosed once law enforcement confirms. 

Bottled-Water Purchase Leads To Night In Jail For U.Va. Student

When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked.

That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.
A group of state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents clad in plainclothes approached her, suspecting the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water to be a 12-pack of beer. Police say one of the agents jumped on the hood of her car. She says one drew a gun. Unsure of who they were, Daly tried to flee the darkened parking lot.
"They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform," she recalled Thursday in a written account of the April 11 incident.

Tornado Warning


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Massive Shore Health Budget Cuts Trouble Area's Politicians

EASTON — Sen. Richard Colburn, R-37-Mid-Shore, Thursday called the culmination of events leading to the drastic cuts made by Shore Health System this past week the makings of "the perfect storm."

"Maryland hospitals really struck out on three fronts this year, with sequestration and Medicare cuts, hospital rate requests coming in low and rising overall health care costs," Colburn said. "They are in a real dilemma, and it's not just this state."

Colburn was only one of many concerned voices over the Mid-Shore's major health care provider announcing cuts to staff and services after a year of financial loss due to what it says are budget constraints that have been building over several years.

Shore Health System's President and CEO Kenneth Kozel said because Maryland hospitals are reliant on a state-regulating system to set the rates at which they are reimbursed for services, they must operate within a rigid budget, which, in combination with inflation and Medicare funding cuts due to sequestration, has had the effect of making hospital operating margins across the state the lowest in a 14-year history.


Greenwald On ‘Coming’ Leak: NSA Can Obtain 1bn Cell Phone Calls A Day, Store Them And Listen

The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden's documents was ‘coming soon.’
Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having “the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday.

Greenwald was the first journalist to leak Snowden’s documents, having travelled to Hong Kong to review them prior to exposure.

“What we're really talking about here is a globalized system that prevents any form of electronic communication from taking place without its being stored and monitored by the National Security Agency,” he said. 

Ocean City Plane Crash Victims Identified

OCEAN CITY -- The bodies of the two victims in yesterday’s Ocean City plane crash have been recovered from the wreckage and positively identified. 

The victims are identified as Thomas J. Geoghegan Jr., 43, of Ocean City, Md., and Joshua D. Adickes, 27, of Berlin, Md. Both men served as police officers with the Ocean City Police Department. The bodies o...f both victims will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies.

Police divers from the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police worked throughout the morning and early afternoon to recover the bodies from the wreckage of the plane. The plane was about 30 feet below the ocean surface about one-quarter mile off the beach from 130th Street. Divers had to work in zero visibility and rough waters. Divers suspended operations about 1:15 p.m. today due to dangerous conditions caused by an approaching storm front. 

The Nanchang CJ-6A aircraft was owned by Geoghegan. State Police investigators believe he was piloting the plane and Adickes was seated behind him in the only other passenger seat on the aircraft. Preliminary information indicates the plane took off from the Ocean City Airport between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. yesterday. The destination is not known at this time.
National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration officials will be investigating the cause of the crash.

Economist Caution: Prepare For 'Massive Wealth Destruction'

Take immediate steps to protect your wealth . . . NOW!

That’s exactly what many well-respected economists, billionaires, and noted authors are telling you to do — experts such as Marc Faber, Peter Schiff, Donald Trump, and Robert Wiedemer. According to them, we are on the verge of another recession, and this one will be far worse than what we experienced during the last financial crisis.

Marc Faber, the noted Swiss economist and investor, has voiced his concerns for the U.S. economy numerous times during recent media appearances, stating, “I think somewhere down the line we will have a massive wealth destruction. I would say that well-to-do people may lose up to 50 percent of their total wealth.”


OCPD Press Release

OCPD Loses Two Dedicated and Courageous Officers

It is with great sadness that the Ocean City Police Department confirms that two of our police officers were the victims in yesterday’s plane crash in Ocean City. Both officers were very dedicated and courageous both on and off duty. Their love of life was clearly demonstrated in their professional and personal pursuits. They exemplified the finest character and their passing is a tremendous loss to the Ocean City Police Department family. As we deal with this difficult time, we ask that you respect the privacy of their families and peers. Maryland State Police and Federal Aviation Authorities continue to handle the investigation. When the time is appropriate, we will release more information about our officers and their distinguished service to the community.

Naked Emperor

2 of the latest headlines from drudge. are you joking naked emperor???

Obama to Africa: Be wary of foreign powers, even United States...

Obama tells U.S. media to 'behave'...

The nerve of this man. Now the media will fall into line as not to disturb their emperor, but the real media will continue to post truth.

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash, Seaford

Location: Brickyard Road, .5 miles west of Airport Road, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Monday July 1, 2013 at approximately 7:10 a.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Kevin Pritchett, 50, Bridgeville, DE
Vehicle #1: 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck

Operator #2: Aaron M. Partusch, 34, Seaford, DE
Vehicle #2: 2006 Kawasaki EXF motorcycle

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred earlier this morning near Seaford.

The incident occurred around 7:10 a.m. as Kevin Pritchett was operating a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck westbound on Brickyard Road slowing to turn left into a private business parking lot. Aaron M. Partusch was operating a 2006 Kawasaki EXF motorcycle eastbound on Brickyard Road approaching the pickup truck. The truck subsequently turned into the path of the motorcycle causing it to strike the right front corner of the truck, ejecting Partusch. The motorcycle was forced off the south side of the roadway where it struck a mailbox before coming to a stop. The Ford pickup was able to come to a controlled stop on the south side of the road.

Aaron M. Partusch, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kevin Pritchett, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. Alcohol or drugs to not appear to be a factor in this case and charges are pending upon the completion of the investigation. Brickyard Road was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

**Traffic delays should be expected in the area on Tuesday around 9:30 a.m. as the CRU team will be on scene continuing their examination into this collision.**

Embassy Row: Gay Diplomat An ‘Insult’

Church leaders in culturally conservative Dominican Republic are outraged that President Obama nominated an openly homosexual activist to serve as ambassador to the Caribbean nation.

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo, Bishop Pablo Cedano and the Rev. Cristobal Cardozo, leader of the Dominican Evangelical Fraternity, are urging President Danilo Medino to reject the nominee, Chicago lawyer James Brewster.

“It’s an insult to good Dominican customs,” Father Cardozo said last week.

Bishop Cedano denounced the nomination for showing “a lack of respect,” and added cryptically: “If he arrives, he’ll suffer and will be forced to leave.” 


Former Top General Now Reportedly Being Investigated By Obama Admin. For Leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to media reports.

Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright has been told he is a target of the probe, NBC News and The Washington Post reported Thursday. A “target” is someone a prosecutor or grand jury has substantial evidence linking to a crime and who is likely to be charged.

The Justice Department referred questions to the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore, where a spokeswoman, Marcia Murphy, declined to comment.


Magpul Floods Colorado With Ammo Magazines 2 Days Before Gun Laws Kick In

GLENDALE, Colo. - Two days before Colorado’s new gun-control laws take effect, Magpul Industries decided to mark the occasion by flooding the state with thousands of soon-to-be-outlawed ammunition magazines.

An estimated 5,000 gun rights advocates lined up hours in advance Saturday to score 20,000 free and discounted 30-round ammunition magazines at “A Farewell to Arms,” billed as a “freedom festival” for those disenchanted with the state legislature’s aggressive gun control push.

“We’ve come to stock up … but we’re also here to send a loud, friggin’ clear message to the politicians of this state: Colorado belongs to us and not to [New York Mayor] Michael Bloomberg,” said Kelly Maher, spokeswoman for Free Colorado, which organized the festival.

The highlight of the event came as a Magpul helicopter landed near the field, dropping off boxes of magazines along with keynote speaker Dana Loesch, a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host based in St. Louis



Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, thought to be stuck in transit limbo at Moscow airport, reportedly is asking for asylum in Russia to avoid extradition to the US.

Photos Show Rare Jaguar Roams Southern Arizona Mountains

(AP) - Photos from remote cameras show a rare male jaguar roaming the Santa Rita Mountains in Southern Arizona.

The Arizona Daily Star reports ( ) the cameras have photographed the big cat in five locations on seven occasions since October. The pictures were provided to the Star this week by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Federally financed remote cameras photographed the jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.


27 Graduate From 42nd Trooper Youth Week Program

Location: Delaware State Police Training Academy Headquarters Complex, 1453 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

DATE and TIME: Friday June 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Graduating Cadet Class 2013:

Barrick, Alexandria Wilmington Christian High School
Biller, Luke Delmarva Christian High School
Brady, Marquon Milford High School
Chandler, Vincent Dover High School
Connally, Sean Appoquinimink High School
Conway, Dillon Delaware Military Academy
Delledonne, Nicholas Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
Fisher, John Salesianum High School
Freeman, Sidney Middletown High School
Hazzard, Andrew Cape Henlopen High School
Hladney, Rocco St. Georges Technical High School
Kanich, Kaitlyn Hodgson Vo-Tech High School
Keir, Adam Thomas McKean High School
Knapp, Antwan Cape Henlopen High School
Knight, Brady Delmar High School
Matt, Christopher St. Mark’s High School
Miller, George Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
Phillips, Thomas Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
Pierson, Jonathon Polytech High School
Rojas, MarElennie Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
Shell, Levi Polytech High School
Spicer, Rachel Appoquinimink High School
Spillan, Patrick Archmere Academy
Truitt, Emily Sussex Central High School
Walsh, Michael Delaware Military Academy
Wood, Brandon Milford High School
Zitofsky, Jonathon Caravel Academy

Awards for Trooper Youth Week 2013

Most Outstanding- Cadet MarElennie Rojas (this cadet demonstrated a combination of initiative, leadership and teamwork throughout the week)

Core Values- Cadet Christopher Matt (this cadet best demonstrated the 7 Core Values of the Delaware State Police Academy: honor, integrity, courage, loyalty, attitude, discipline, and service.

Most Improved- Cadet Adam Keir (this cadet improved most throughout week)

Leadership- Cadet Alexandria Barrick (this cadet demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in comparison to the rest of the cadets; he gets the job and other tasks done)

*Selected as class speaker- Cadet Dillion Conway

Featured Remarks: Commander James Brady-Department Commander American Legion
Colonel Nathaniel McQueen-Superintendent Delaware State Police
Captain Robert C. Hawkins-Director Delaware State Police Training Academy

Resume: Dover, DE-The Delaware State Police and The American Legion held Graduation exercises tonight at the Delaware State Police Training Academy in Dover Delaware.

Tonight, 27 young men and women from across the State, who have endured a weeklong training regiment which parallels much of what a Delaware State Trooper would undergo while attending the State Police Training Academy, were awarded their graduation certificates.

In addition to the rigors of the daily physical fitness schedule, the cadets attended classes that ranged from crash investigation to evidence detection and fraud investigation. During the entire week the cadets took up residence at the academy to give them a better understanding about the profession of law enforcement and what it takes to become a police officer.

This is the 42nd year for Trooper Youth Week and without the sponsorship of the American Legion the program could not be possible.

Front Row- Shell, Keir, Rojas, Spicer, Kanich, Spillan, Matt, Delledonne, Knapp
Center Row- Hazzard, Connally, Truitt, Zitofsky, Barrick, Fisher, Brady, Biller, Knight
Rear Row- Phillips, Chandler, Pierson, Freeman, Miller, Hladney, Conway, Wood, Walsh

The Odds: Md’s Republican Governor Candidates

YOU HAVE GOT TO WONDER what makes grown Republicans scramble and jostle for the right to play David to the Democrat’s Goliath in next year’s Maryland governor’s race.

Only once in the past 10 state elections has the GOP candidate gained enough votes to live in Government House across from the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

Republicans have held the Free State’s top job for just six of the last 50 years.

Given daunting voter registration figures – 2 million Democrats vs. 900,000 Republicans and 600,000 independents – it’s hard to see a bright future for the party’s nominee.

Flooding Everywhere On The Eastern Shore

We are starting to receive images of flooding in Worcester and Wicomico County. Southern Delaware is also getting a ton of rain. 

Send us your images, ( or 410-430-5349 and keep us posted on the road conditions so we can inform others who might have to detour after work. 

Youth Wrestling Camp July 8 - 12, Evenings

July 8 - 12, 6 to 8 pm. Civic Center 

For youth 14 and under 
Great introduction to a great sport. 
Come learn the FUNdamentals of wrestling! 
Register online at Wicomico Park and Rec or in person Monday July 8 at the Civic Center.

Why Centralization Leads To Collapse

A system that suppresses dissent is fault-intolerant, ignorant and fragile.

Increasing centralization has been viewed as the solution for all social and economic problems for quite some time. The Eurozone project is one recent manifestation of this belief.

The basis of this belief is rationality and efficiency. If we centralize production and decision-making, we eliminate all sorts of inefficiencies. Decisions can be made by "top people," and supply chains can be rationalized from a hopelessly inefficient clutter down to a supremely rational and cost-effective pathway.

Ironically, in eliminating inefficiency and messy decision-making, centralization eliminates redundancy, decentralized pathways of response and dissent. Once you lose redundancy and all the feedback it represents, you lose resiliency and fault-tolerance. The centralized system is fault-intolerant and fragile.

By rationalizing decision-making and authority in a centralized hierarchy, the system slowly but surely eliminates dissent: those who "don't get on board" and "get with the program" imposed from the top are marginalized, pushed out or liquidated.

From the point of view of the "top people," this is merely rational; why tolerate a lot of chatter and resistance that doesn't serve any real purpose except to bog down the duly chosen program?


Lewes Man Arrested For Rape

Location: Pine Road, Georgetown

Date of Occurrence: February 2013 - March 2013

Victim: 14 year old female

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
Frederick H. Massey Jr., 55, Lewes, DE (No Photo Available)
Rape 2nd (2 counts)
Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd (3 counts)

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $129,000.00 cash bail.

Georgetown, DE- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Lewes man in connection with allegedly raping a 14 year old female.

On Friday June 28, 2013, detectives at Troop 4 in Georgetown began a rape investigation after a 14 year old girl disclosed to the Division of Family Services on Thursday that she had been involved in a sexual relationship withFrederick H. Massey Jr., 55 of Lewes. The investigation revealed, the two had met in October 2012 while the victim was working at a local kennel south of Milton. As the months passed, the two communicated through text messages and then in February 2013, Massey kissed her on the lips. The relationship continued and in March of 2013, Massey engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the 14 year old while parked in a wooded area near Redden Forest.

Frederick Massey was contacted at his residence Friday afternoon and was transported back to Troop 4 where he was processed and arraigned on the above listed charges. He was committed to SCI on $129,000.00 cash bond.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

The Glue Holding America Together

By a.d. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empireeven knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a rarity. There were no national elections.
Yet Rome endured as a global power for three more centuries. What held it together?

A stubborn common popular culture and the prosperity of Mediterranean-wide standardization kept things going. The Egyptian, the Numidian, the Iberian, and the Greek assumed that everything from Roman clay lamps and glass to good roads and plentiful grain was available to millions throughout the Mediterranean world.


Multiple Government Agencies Are Keeping Records Of Your Credit Card Transactions

Were you under the impression that your credit card transactions are private? If so, I am sorry to burst your bubble. As you will see below, there are actually multiple government agencies that are gathering and storing records of your credit card transactions. And in turn, those government agencies share that information with other government agencies that want it. So if you are making a purchase that you don't want anyone to know about, don't use a credit card.

This is one of the reasons why the government hates cash so much. It is just so hard to track. In this day and age, the federal government seems to be absolutely obsessed with gathering as much information about all of us as it possibly can. But there is one big problem. What they are doing directly violates the U.S. Constitution. For those that are not familiar with it, the following is what the Fourth Amendment actually says:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." 


Hogan Hopes Change Maryland Is The Ticket

Larry Hogan was kicking himself after his brief speech to some 250 guests at his waterfront home in Edgewater Thursday night. He blew a major applause line by forgetting to mention a top accomplishment of his anti-O’Malley policy group, Change Maryland.

Change Maryland had just surpassed Gov. Martin O’Malley on Facebook with 46,790 “likes” compared to O’Malley’s 46,135.

“We’re the largest and fastest growing grassroots organization in Maryland,” Hogan said in an interview, with 10 times more “likes” than Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. His nonprofit group has more thumbs-up than all the candidates of both parties combined.

Not that Hogan is running for anything — at the moment. Started two years ago, Change Maryland has long been presumed to be a shadow operation for Hogan’s own candidacy for governor.


David Craig Calls On General Assembly To Repeal 'Rain Tax'

Harford County Executive David Craig today called on the Maryland General Assembly to repeal the so-called rain tax in the next legislative session. Craig, a candidate for Maryland governor, raised red flags about the measure last Fall asking at what point Marylanders will have had enough of tax increases. Answering that question in a morning appearance on "the Sean and Frank Show" on WCBM today, Craig said that time is now.

"Stormwater-related costs necessary to comply with EPA mandates are projected to cost county taxpayers a staggering $6.3 billion through 2025," said Craig. "If you wanted to open a business with a parking lot, would you want to come to Maryland and figure out this new tax?" he asked.

The law, formally known as the Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, allows counties to diverge widely in what to charge businesses and homeowners. For example, Baltimore City charges homeowners $144 for a certain size residential property while Frederick County charges a penny regardless of size. Harford County will charge homeowners $12.50 in the first year of implementation, and it is capped at $125 when fully phased in. Taxes also vary widely in businesses and other organizations in the ten counties affected under the law.

Craig said Maryland Governors need to engage the U.S. EPA on mandates like the one on which the state rain tax law is premised.

"There is no reason the Governor of Maryland should assume a subservient status when it comes to conforming with federal government wishes," said Craig. "Maryland is not leading, we're following, which is a shame because we have more at stake in protecting the Bay than any other state."

In an op-ed that ran in the Gazette last September, Craig said that economic considerations must provide a reality check on the need to protect the Bay in order to achieve balanced approach.

The EPA mandate, however, does not prescribe a tax as the sole method of reducing pollution loads into the Bay, and Maryland has adopted the most pervasive revenue collection regime of any state in the watershed.

"In the rush to comply with the EPA mandate, our elected officials over-compensated and defaulted to raising taxes," said Craig.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro Swearing In Tonight At 6 PM

The swearing in of the new Ocean City Police Chief, (Ross Buzzuro) will in fact go on as scheduled tonight at City Hall at 6 PM. 

I can tell you as an update to yesterday's unfortunate plane crash that weather conditions in the ocean this morning are horrific. The current is extremely traitorous and considering the plane crashed in more shallow waters it is making it very difficult, (almost impossible) to make a recovery.

Please keep the Officers and their Families in your thoughts and prayers. I can assure you we will give you updates just as soon as they are available and please respect the OCPD by limiting your phone calls to emergency calls at this time. 

President Obama's Emissions Plans Will Hurt US Jobs, Economy

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan won’t do much to curb global warming, but it will please liberals who delight in extending government control over large segments of the economy.

The president argues the overwhelming majority of scientists, including some early skeptics, agree the planet is warming and greenhouse gas emissions are the primary culprit. As CO2 composes 80 percent of those gases, Obama targets coal-fired electric utilities and opportunities to reduce fuel use in heavy transportation.


Caption This Photo 7-1-13

Tobacco Taxes, Smoking Bans Set To Save Millions Of Lives: Study

Anti-smoking measures including higher taxes on tobacco products, bans on adverts and controls on lighting up in public places could prevent tens of millions of premature deaths across the world, researchers said on Monday.

Similar steps taken by Turkey, Romania and 39 other countries between 2007 and 2010 were already saving lives, the independent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

"If the progress attained by these ... countries were extended globally, tens of millions of smoking-related deaths could be averted," Professor David Levy, the study's lead author from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, said in the WHO's monthly bulletin.

Wider use of the controls could also lead to lower health care costs and higher birth weights for babies, he added.


Blackout: Defense Department Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks From 'Millions' Of Computers

The Department of Defense is blocking online access to news reports about classified National Security Agency documents made public by Edward Snowden. The blackout affects all of the department's computers and is part of a department-wide directive.

"Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified" is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview.
According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected.


Random Thoughts By Thomas Sowell

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Edmund Burke said, "There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men." Evil men do not always snarl. Some smile charmingly. Those are the most dangerous. If you don't think the mainstream media slants the news, keep track of how often they tell you that the Arctic ice pack is shrinking and how seldom they tell you that the Antarctic ice pack is expanding. The latter news would not fit the "global warming" scenario that so many in the media are promoting.

Someone has referred to Vice President Biden as President Obama's "impeachment insurance." Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama's policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe Biden as his successor.

People who refuse to accept unpleasant truths have no right to complain about politicians who lie to them. What other kind of candidates would such people elect?

Given the shortage of articulate Republican leaders, it will be a real loss – to the country, not just to the Republicans – if Senator Marco Rubio discredits himself, early in his career, by supporting "comprehensive" immigration reform that amounts to just another amnesty, with false promises to secure the border.



Question 1: 
If you knew a woman who was pregnant,
Who had 8 kids already,
Three who were deaf,
Two who were blind,
One mentally retarded,
And she had syphilis,
Would you recommend that she undergoes an abortion?

Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts..
Here are the facts about the three candidates.

Candidate A:
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
He's had two mistresses.
He also chain smokes
And drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B:
He was kicked out of office twice,
Sleeps until noon,
Used opium in college
And drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C:
He is a decorated war hero,
He's a vegetarian,
Doesn't smoke,
Drinks an occasional beer
And never committed adultery.

Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Decide first ... No peeping, and then scroll down for the response.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:

If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

Pretty interesting isn't it?
Makes a person think before judging someone.


Amateurs ... Built the ark.
Professionals ... Built the Titanic 

8 Ways That Young People Are Getting The Shaft... And What To Do About It

One of my favorite things I do each year is our annual Liberty and Entrepreneurship camp, which we hold each summer in Europe.

It’s predominantly for younger people in their early to mid 20s, and one of the things that we drive home each and every year is that they get royally screwed. Consider:
1) Whenever governments gone wild engage in military folly on the other side of the globe, it’s the younger generation that’s expected to go fight and die in foreign lands.

2) They’ll pay rising taxes for their entire working lives in order to service the debts of previous generations.

3) They’ll have to support a ballooning number of retirees more than any other generation in modern history. Census data show that the number of workers per retiree is now at the lowest on record in the US, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Japan, etc.


New York Creates First-Ever Animal Abuser Registry

In a first, the New York Senate has passed a bill that would require that convicted animal abusers — just like convicted sex offenders — register as such with the division of criminal justice services. Even more, those who have been convicted of abusing and torturing animals would also have to undergo a required psychiatric evaluation and would be banned from ever owning pets again.

Under the bill, the names and addresses of convicted animal abuses in New York would be made readily accessible to the public. Those involved in the sale and adoption of animals would be able to check the registry before allowing someone to own an animal.


In Maryland, An Extreme Step Against Car Theft

If you're worried about your car being stolen, the Maryland State Police have a program that will help combat theft - but it carries some risk.

Under the "Watch Your Car" program, drivers sign a form saying that they don't normally go out between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., and they receive free decals for their car.

The decals tell police they have permission to pull the car over during those hours, to make sure it isn't stolen.


Obama Signs Mandela Jail Book “On Behalf of My Family”

President Obama today signed the visitors book at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed, “on behalf of my family,” suggesting he was representing himself at the historic site instead of the United States.

From the press pool report:
The President and First Lady walked into the courtyard where the visitors book was waiting on a simple desk with no chairs. His hand was on the small of her back.

The President leaned over the table and the First Lady, who was wearing a gray wrap top looked over his shoulder as he signed the visitors book. They were a striking sight with the watchtower in the background.

He wrote for about three minutes. Then the First Lady took the pen and signed her name.

They then turned and silently walked back into the cell block.

Here is what the president wrote:

“On behalf of our family we’re deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

41st Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race

Location: Delaware International Speedway, Delmar, Sussex County, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Delmar, DE- The 41st Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, July 9th 2013. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and racing action beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th 2013. The Delaware International Speedway is located on US 13, north of the Delaware/Maryland line.

This year’s event will feature competitors from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. They will compete for prize money over $35,000. Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, TSS Modifieds, Crate Late Model, Modified Lites, Little Lincoln and Delmarva Chargers will compete in over 100 laps of feature racing in their respective classes.

In addition, making the racing more exciting for the fans and more competitive for the drivers, a $25 per lap leader bonus will be paid to all feature events.

Gates open early at 4:00 p.m. for the “Fan Zone.” Several activities and vendors will be on display including, Monster Truck Rides, Silent Auction, RC car demonstration and watermelon sampling. Local drivers and cars will be on hand from 4-6 for an autograph session.

In addition local band “Front Page News” will be playing live from 5-7.

Tickets to the event are available at the speedway’s ticket booth the night of the event. Spectator’s tickets are $17 and pit tickets are $27. Children under 13 accompanied by parent or guardian are admitted free to spectator seating.

Camp Barnes originally opened in 1948 and was named in recognition of Colonel Herbert Barnes. The camp is located next to the Assawoman Wildlife Area on Miller Creek near Bethany Beach. For six weeks in the summer, each week, 70 children ages 10-13 attend Camp Barnes with no financial burden on their parents. They participate in outdoor activities and are taught leadership and teamwork skills.

For additional information, please call Det. Jeff Hudson at 302-856-5850 ext. 346 or

LATEST UPDATE: Weather A Concern In Recovery Effort; Two Off-Duty OCPD Personnel Were In Crashed Plane

OCEAN CITY -- Prior to nightfall yesterday, authorities on the scene of a plane crash in north Ocean City were fairly confident they located a debris field, but strong currents and limited visibility prevented a dive team from entering the water to make a confirmation.

Last night, it was confirmed by 10 knowledgeable sources that two off-duty members of the Ocean City Police Department have been identified as the pilot and passenger in the two-seat Nanchang CJ-6A that took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport yesterday and crashed into the ocean off 130th Street.

Although there has been no official word from the OCPD, it’s widely known in the law enforcement community that two men in blue have perished in the accident witnesses by thousands of beach-goers on a hot, humid summer afternoon. No names will be released until the OCPD issues an official statement on crash victims.


RISING SEAS Water May Swamp Tubman Sites

CHURCH CREEK — Harriet Tubman led slaves to freedom through the thick reeds and marshes of her hometown on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

And in an effort to preserve that history, President Barack Obama recently designated the area the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument.

But even a presidential proclamation can't halt natural forces.

Sea levels have been rising in the Chesapeake Bay at more than twice the global rate — and one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad likely will be largely underwater within the next 50 years.



Room 301, Government Office Building, Salisbury, Maryland

July 2, 2013                                                                                                                            6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.                    Matt HollowayPresident
                                    Call meeting to order
                                    Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

6:03 p.m.                    Approval of June 18, 2013 Legislative Minutes
6:05 p.m.                    Adjourn Legislative Session and enter into Urban Services Commission:
                                    Approval of June 18, 2013 Urban Service Commission Minutes

6:08 p.m.                    Convene in Legislative Session

6:10 p.m.                    Matthew Creamer: Council Administrator:
    1. Resolution 94-2013- Confirming the appointment of James L. McNaughton to the Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission
    2. Resolution 95-2013- Making an appropriation from the General Capital Project fund to the Wicomico Public Library in the amount of Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000)
    3. Resolution 96-2013- Authorizing the County Executive to accept a grant award from the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office in the amount of Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Four Dollars ($12,374)
    4. Resolution 97-2013- Authorizing the County Executive to accept a grant award from the Administrative Office of the Courts in the amount of Sixty Five Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight Dollars ($65,908)
    5. Resolution 98-2013- Authorizing the County Executive to accept a grant award from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Program Open Space in the amount of Fifty Eight Thousand Five Hundred ($58,500)
6:30 p.m.                    Edgar A. Baker, Jr., County Attorney:
        1. Public Hearing and Adoption:  Legislative Bill 2013-06- An act to temporarily amend Chapter 260, titled “Subdivision of Land” to extend for a period of two years the approvals and deadlines for certain permits issued by Wicomico County for development projects; and to authorize the County Council of Wicomico County to extend the approvals and deadlines for said permits for an additional year period, by Resolution
        2. Public Hearing and Approval:  Resolution 99-2013-To authorize the County Executive to execute, on behalf of Wicomico County, a Winterplace Park Hunting and Farming Rights License agreement with S&H Farms, Inc.

7:00 p.m.                    Public Comments-Please limit all public comments to five minutes or less; any presented material may be submitted to Council members-Please include eight copies.

7:10 p.m.                    Council Comments

7:20 p.m.                    Council President’s Comments

7:25 p.m.                    Adjourn

7:30 p.m.                    Open Work Session:
Update on Volunteer Fire Service length of service insurance-Wayne Strausburg, Director of Administration
8:00 p.m.                    Closed Work Session:

The County Council reserves the right to close a portion of this meeting as authorized by Section 10-(508)a of the State Government Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Two Off-Duty OCPD Personnel Were In Crashed Plane, Reliable Sources Indicate

Editors Note: The information below is what is being reported by The Dispatch on their facebook page

LATEST UPDATE: Two Off-Duty OCPD Personnel Were In Crashed Plane, Reliable Sources Indicate
Steve Green
Two off-duty members of the Ocean City Police Department have been identified as the pilot and passenger in the two-seat Nanchang CJ-6A that took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport today and crashed into the ocean off 130th Street. Although there has been no official word from the OCPD, six knowledgeable sources have confirmed this information to this reporter. No names will be released at this time.

The following is a timeline of posts throughout the day:
UPDATE: Authorities Call Off Work For Night, TO Resume Recovery Effort In Morning
OCEAN CITY -- Authorities believe they may have found the remains of the plane that crashed off the coast of Ocean City around 4 this afternoon. 
Through the use of radar and sonar, agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police, the Ocean City Fire Department and others, have reported their belief they have located the aircraft, which has been identified as a Nanchang CJ-6A, which was designed and built in China.
The plane took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport in West Ocean City earlier today and crashed at approximately 4 p.m. about 500 yards offshore of 130th Street in Ocean City. Witnesses reported seeing the plane perform stunts before spiraling out of control into the ocean. Witnesses said the pilot was flying at a high altitude before moving into some sort of acrobatic move. At some point, the plane continued to plummet at an incredible speed and crashed into the ocean, followed by a loud boom, according to eyewitnesses.
Divers from the Ocean City Fire Department were dispatched to the site aboard a Coast Guard vessel, but it’s unclear if they ever actually went into the water.
Shortly before nightfall, it was reported to media on the scene that authorities believe the aircraft has been located through radar and sonar off 131st Street, but they can’t confirm it because it was too dangerous to send divers down at that time due to rough ocean conditions and the limited visibility due to darkness.
Officials are expected to continue the operation in the morning, and the plane will likely be towed ashore once it’s located and confirmed if its condition allows it to be recovered and towed.
The identity of the pilot is a matter of much speculation at the moment as is if there was more than one occupant in the plane, and airport officials are hesitant to release any information about departure logs at this time. 
OFFICIAL RELEASE: Coast Guard, locals search after plane crash near Ocean City
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and Ocean City Fire Department are searching after a plane crashed into the water near Ocean City.
A good Samaritan aboard the pleasure craft Sea Rocket contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. reporting the plane crashed approximately 500 yards offshore of 130th Street in Ocean City.
Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat - Small and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City to assist. A Maryland State Police helicopter is also assisting in the search, and the Coast Guard MLB has divers from the Ocean City Fire Department aboard.
The plane is reported to be a CJ-6A and took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport.
The plane reportedly sank shortly after crashing into the water.
UPDATE: Sea Rocket Captain and owner Graham Bostic just reported to The Dispatch minutes ago that he was on his boat with customers when the plane crash took place today off the coast of Ocean City. Bostic said the crash occurred about a half mile from where the Sea Rocket was at the time near 130th Street. He said there were no rescues to be made at that time and that he traveled to the scene to "mark the spot" so authorities knew where the plane entered the water.
EARLIER UPDATE: Ocean Aerials, the banner plane company that operates out of Berlin's Bunting Airport, confirmed to The Dispatch via telephone just now that today's plane crash off 130th Street did not involve a banner plane, as the airport was closed today due to the weather. Witnesses on the beach reported seeing the plane flying overhead, then spiraling out of control toward the water and reported hearing a boom shortly after it crashed into the water. The OC Dive Team has reportedly been dispatched, as the pilot and any passengers have not reportedly surfaced. A State Police helicopter is also on site.
UPDATE: Eyewitnesses are reporting to The Dispatch the plane that crashed at approximately 4 p.m. off the coast of Ocean City off 130th Street was a private plane and not a banner plane that carries advertiser messages. Witnesses on the beach reported seeing the plane flying overhead, then spiraling out of control toward the water and reported hearing a boom shortly after it crashed into the water. The OC Dive Team has reportedly been dispatched, as the pilot and any passengers have not reportedly surfaced. A State Police helicopter is also on site.
ORIGINAL POST AT 4:22 P.M.: Confirmed Plane Crash In Ocean Off 130th Street
A plane has crashed in the ocean about 500 yards off the beach on 130th Street. Eyewitnesses report the Sea Rocket was first on the scene and has reported the plane has sunk. Coast Guard and first responders are now on the scene, and the Maryland State Police Aviation Unit is hovering overhead. More details will be reported when available. There are conflicting reports on the exact type of plane and we cannot confirm whether it was a banner plane or not at this time.