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Friday, July 26, 2013


Unbelievable video captured by a New York business owner’s surveillance cameras appear to show an undercover police informant (not a police officer) planting and photographing crack cocaine, which ultimately led to the man’s arrest.

Scotia and Schenectady County Police reportedly became suspicious of Donald Andrews, Jr., who owns a smoke shop on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia, N.Y., and decided to send the undercover informant to gather some information. He was sent to Andrews’ place of business twice, according to WNYT-TV.

It was during the informant’s second trip to the smoke shop that he was caught on camera planting and photographing what appears to be cocaine.


Feds Tell Web Firms To Turn Over User Account Passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

"I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back."

A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'"

Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.



The cases are well known: The Colorado baker in trouble because he declined to violate his faith and promote same-sex “marriage” with his work, the Washington florist who made the same decision and the New Mexico photographer who was fined by the state for turning down a request to promote lesbianism with her services.

More and more people who adhere to the biblical definition of marriage are finding themselves in that no-win situation of being forced by “nondiscrimination” laws to endorse and support “alternative lifestyles.”

An attorney whose work on constitutional issues is well known says such conflicts shouldn’t happen. Matt Barber, vice president for Liberty Counsel Action, told WND that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is supreme, and local ordinances that demand people violate its precepts must fall.
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Delaware State Police To Honor Trooper William C. Keller

Location: South DuPont Parkway (U.S. Route 13), north of Red Lion Road, Bear, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

Bear, DE- On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Troopers will converge upon South DuPont Parkway, north of Red Lion Road, to pay tribute to Trooper William C. Keller, who was tragically killed in the line of duty on January 22, 1971. With the help of the Delaware Department of Transportation, a memorial sign honoring Trooper Keller will be erected at the location of the fatal crash.

Commuters should be made aware that there will be lane restrictions in that area from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m.

William C. Keller

Trooper William C. Keller died on Friday, January 22nd, 1971, as the result of a fatal motor vehicle crash. The collision occurred on US 13 at Tybouts Corner, just east of Bear. Trooper Keller, a member of the Delaware State Police drug unit, had been en route to Dover at the time. A Navy veteran, he joined the State Police in January of 1969, the fulfillment of his life-long dream. He resided in Dover with his loving wife and their one-month-old daughter. He was also survived by his parents and two brothers. Trooper Keller was just 23 years old when his watch was suddenly and tragically ended.


Fresh off his Monday “Talking Points Memo” that sparked a heated debate about race and the problems harming the black community, Bill O’Reilly teed off again Thursday, slamming the “civil rights industry” for not addressing the core reasons why many blacks are not succeeding in the “market place.” Due to that fact, young blacks continue to be “at risk” and are faced with “enormous obstacles to overcome.”

However, O’Reilly started his “Talking Points Memo” with a scathing critique of rapper Lil Wayne and one of his “piece of garbage” songs in which he brags that he beats “that p***y up like Emmett Till.” Till was savagely murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 for flirting with a white girl in 1955.

The Till family was outraged by the disgusting lyrics – and rightfully so. Mountain Dew was also unhappy about the offensive song and pulled a multimillion dollar endorsement deal with the rapper.


So You Won't Forget

George Zimmerman has changed his name to Ben Ghazi so that he could be sure 0bama, the media and Democrats will never mention him again.

Archaeologists Uncover English Ship Remains in Md.

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (AP) -- Archaeologists working with Maryland's Historic St. Mary's City museum believe they have discovered the remains of an English ship 10 feet below the St. Mary's River.

The museum announced Thursday that archaeologist Scott Tucker and a crew of volunteer divers found the remains this summer. They discovered a heavy load of rounded cobble stones in an oval-shaped area more than 50 feet long.

Tucker says the stones are unique and not typical of Maryland. They would have been used as ballast to provide weight and stability to the ship. Tucker says the stones may have come from the North Devon coast of England.


Feds Ready $684M ObamaCare Marketing Campaign

It will make you stronger. It will give you peace of mind and make you feel like a winner. Health insurance is what the whole country has been talking about, so don't be left out.

Sound like a sales pitch? Get ready for a lot more. As President Barack Obama's health care law moves from theory to reality in the coming months, its success may hinge on whether the best minds in advertising can reach one of the hardest-to-find parts of the population: people without health coverage.

The campaign won't come cheap: The total amount to be spent nationally on publicity, marketing and advertising will be at least $684 million, according to data compiled The Associated Press from federal and state sources.

About 16 percent of Americans are uninsured, but despite years of political debate and media attention, more than three-quarters of them still know little about the law known as "Obamacare," according to recent surveys.


Bill Would End Tax Break For Firms Selling Junk Food To Kids

Legislation introduced Thursday in the House would prohibit companies that market unhealthy food to children to claim certain tax deductions.

The bill, penned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), wouldn’t bar food manufacturers from marketing their products to anyone they choose.

But companies who sell food out of line with federal dietary guidelines would be unable to write off expenses stemming from advertising campaigns directed at children, including TV and radio spots, celebrity endorsements and a range of promotions.

The Murder Of JFK

The two most important words in the lives of the American people for the past 60 years have been “national security.” The term has transformed American society for the worse. It has warped the morals and values of the American people. It has stultified conscience. It has altered the constitutional order. It has produced a democratically elected government that wields totalitarian powers.

We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to round up people, including citizens, and take them to concentration camps, detention centers, or military dungeons where the government can torture them, incarcerate them indefinitely, and even execute them as suspected terrorists.

We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to send its military and intelligence forces into any country anywhere in the world, kidnap people residing there, and transport them to a prison for the purpose of torture, indefinite detention, and even execution. We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to sneak and peek into people’s homes or businesses without warrants; to monitor their emails, telephone calls, and financial transactions; and to spy on the citizenry.

We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to support, with money and armaments, totalitarian regimes all over the world and to enter into partnerships with them for the purpose of torturing people whom the U.S. government has kidnapped.


Dozens of Demonstrators Arrested in Downtown D.C.

Officials confirm 55 people demonstrating the Keystone XL Pipeline were arrested after refusing to leave a building in Downtown D.C.

The group rushed an office building lobby in the 1700 block of Eye Street NW. Police report the group was asked several times to leave or they would be arrested.

Metro Police arrested 55 demonstrators in total.


How Obamacare Already Hurts Small Business And Holds Back The Economy: One Diner Owner's Testimony

So, small business owners, how's Obamacare treating you? The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee heard from five business owners at a hearing on Wednesday. Their verdict was mixed -- three said the law is making insurance more affordable while two said the law is creating major problems. The most compelling testimony came from an owner of six diners, who flew from New Orleans to Washington, D.C., to tell senators that the law not only is keeping him from expanding, but it also may force him to close one or two locations.

Witness: Larry Katz, owner of Dots Diner, a Metairie, La.-based chain of six diners founded in 1996.

How he came to testify: He's known Sen. David Vitter, R-La., for years, and had complained to the senator about the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate. So Vitter invited him to testify at this hearing.


Congressman Harris: NY Premium Drop Does Not Mean Obamacare

Maryland Crabs Rank Second Among America's Most Iconic Foods

Baltimoreans know Maryland crabs are an iconic local food, and apparently the rest of the country agrees.

Maryland crabs ranked second in the USA Today’s 2013 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards for best American iconic foods. The top 10 were chosen from a list of 20 iconic foods and narrowed down through 24,000 votes.

Albuquerque, N.M.’s green chile sauce took the top spot, with Key lime pie from Key West, Fla., in 10th.


Cop Fired for Speaking Out Against Ticket and Arrest Quotas

Unemployment Aid Applications Rise 7K To 343K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000.

The increase in the week ending July 20 follows a drop of 22,000 the previous week. But the broader trend is consistent with an improving job market.

The four-week average, which smooths out weekly fluctuations, fell 1,250 to 345,250, according to the Labor Department.

“Claims continue to signal no let-up in employment growth,” Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, wrote in a research note.


'SCANDAL GREATER THAN BENGHAZI': Congress To Probe Crash That Killed SEAL Team 6 Members...

(THE HILL) -- Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit, The Hill has learned.

The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.”

Chaffetz said he met with the victims’ families about a month ago in what he described as an “emotional” gathering. He is poised to send questions to the Pentagon and may hold hearings on the matter.

Charlie Strange, whose son Michael was among those killed, said he asked President Obama two years ago at Dover Air Force Base to fully investigate. The death toll in the crash was the largest of any single incident for the U.S. military during the Afghanistan war.

Obama praised Michael’s service to Strange, who responded, “I don’t need to know about my son. I need to know what happened to my son.”


Huge Yard Sale

July 27,2013 at 7am there will be a HUGE community yard sale at The Village of Nassawango off of Snow Hill Road (Rt.12) between Snow Hill and Salisbury. Anything from Clothing, furniture, baby items, purses, baseball memorabilia, tools etc. Bring a friend and get there early.

BREAKING NEWS: San Diego Mayor To Enter Therapy After Sexual Harassment Allegations

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner shrugs off calls for resignation, says he will undergo two weeks of therapy after seven women accused him of sexual harassment.

Starting High School Later May Help Sleepy Teens

Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she's not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than they did in middle school.

"I think it is going to be harder to get up," said Quinn, 13. "I do think it is better to start early so that we can be finished early and do things after school, but I am worried that if I have a boring class for my first period that it will be hard to stay awake."

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance. But other districts say it's too complicated to shift schedules because of logistics involving buses and after-school activities.


Charlie Daniels On Paula Deen

Charlie Daniels, is an American Patriot and famous Country Western Singer.
The Press and Paula Deen- Soapbox 07/01/13

I think that if anything exemplifies the overt prejudice and determination of the American media to report only the news that suits their social and political interests and concept of what does and does not fit their agenda, it’s the totally overblown coverage of something Paula Deen said 20 years ago, and some party she planned that she wanted to resemble a plantation scene featuring black male waiters in period dress.

If Hollywood plans a movie featuring black waiters in a plantation scene or portray women as prostitutes or cast minorities in caricature roles does the media get upset and start calling the movie moguls racists?

Is there any grown person who could truthfully declare under oath that they have never uttered something that someone might find personally offensive?
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Do the twenty-year-old words of a lady with a television cooking show trump the lie an Attorney General told Congress, or officials at the IRS usurping the rights of the American public and pleading the fifth amendment when confronted about it or the hiding of the facts surrounding the murder of four Americans at a Consulate in Libya or the incredibly shabby image of a president taking a one hundred million dollar vacation in this economy while closing down tours of the White House or the NSA invasion on the privacy of millions of unsuspecting citizens?

I think not, and yet these and other stories of the utmost importance were either ignored or given a back seat to the Paula Deenstory which, when taken in context with the high level scandals, Putin's snubbing of an American president, the potentially explosive situations in so much of the world the story was certainly not newsworthy enough to be featured five nights in a row on network news.

Wouldn't a week-long investigation into the life of Lois Lerner, the things she's done and the reason she's pleading the fifth be more meaningful to the American people?

What about what's going on in Israel? The media has been strangely quiet on that front lately, is there nothing worth reporting in that volatile part of the world?

How about the coming catastrophic tidal wave the effect of Obamacare is going to have on America, is there nothing worth questioning in the over 30,000 pages of regulations?

How about the fact that due to federal over regulation it's nearly impossible to live in the U.S. without breaking some law?

How about the Christian pastor who is being held in one of the worst hell hole prisons in the world in Iran for nothing more than sharing his faith?

How about a whole way of life that's being destroyed in West Virginia by the president's war on coal?

I think you get the picture.

No wonder the mainstream media has fallen so far in the trust of the American people.

Why is the Paula Deenstory worth so much airtime if not to take attention off the truly important issue, the life changing things that really affect the lives of Americans?

The news is not about news anymore. It's about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America,
Charlie Daniels

Pharmaceutical Company Launches Major Expansion

SALISBURY -- Shovels officially met ground last Friday as Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals (JCP) Inc. broke ground on a new expansion to their Salisbury facility that will more than double its size and add 200 to 300 new jobs within the next five years.

JCP has continued to grow steadily in Salisbury since 2005 when Jubilant Life Sciences Limited acquired control of the company.

“When our parent company, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, acquired a majority stake in this company eight years ago, there were about 30 people working here,” said Scott Delaney, CEO of Jubilant Cadista. “Today, nearly 300 employees help to produce 14 product families at this facility. The site expansion will allow us to grow and accommodate our plans of doubling the number of products over the next two years. During the next several years, the addition of these and possibly more products currently in the pipeline will open opportunities for the addition of up to 200 or more jobs.”


O J Simpson To The Parole Board This Week

A loophole in federal law has made veterans the target of intense--and sometimes exploitative--recruitment efforts by for-profit colleges, officials and advocates said during a July 23 Senate hearing.

For-profit colleges can receive a maximum of 90 percent of their revenue from federal student aid, but technically that limit only applies to funds administered by the Education Department. Other funds, such as military and veterans benefits, can make up the other 10 percent.

Colleges that can't recruit enough students without federal aid may turn to veterans to ensure that Education Department funds comprise less than 90 percent of their revenue.

"Every veteran that a for-profit school recruits is worth nine more students using federal financial aid," Tom Tarantino, chief policy officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Holly Petraeus, who heads the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that "this has given some for-profit colleges an incentive to see servicemembers as nothing more than dollar signs in uniform."

She recounted a few examples of unscrupulous practices, including the recruitment of veterans whose mental health issues made them vulnerable to aggressive tactics and a military spouse who was given the false impression that the college where she ended up enrolling was "military-affiliated."

In December, the Veterans Affairs Department registered the term "GI Bill" as a trademark in order to prevent deceptive marketing and recruitment.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the committee chairman, said the problems with the loophole go beyond recruitment techniques.

"The idea that any college or university--I don't care if they're private, public, for-profit--that gets 100 percent of its revenues from the federal government for me is troubling," he said.

Steven Gunderson, the CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, cautioned that if the loophole is eliminated, for-profit colleges will have to enroll students who can attend without federal aid at the expense of low-income students.


Theft Ring Uncovered After Suspect Caught By Car Owner

Leonard Wright
Kenneth Hall
Gerald Lee
Chadrick Owens
Four men are behind bars for their involvement in a theft ring that targeted parked vehicles at day cares and gyms from Virginia to Missouri, according to authorities.

Police say they arrested Leonard Wright, 23; Chadrick Owens, 22; Kenneth Hall, 24; and Gerald Lee, 29. They're all facing rogue and vagabond, conspiracy and theft charges. The men are from Florida.

According to authorities, on Tuesday around 8:15 a.m., officers from the Western District responded to the Kindercare located in the 3500 block of Russett Common in Laurel for report of a theft from auto that just occurred. 

Why Do Americans Praise Troops Who Are Sent To Invade The Middle East?

Americans praise and put those troops on a pedestal like they are doing America a favor and protecting it by invading other countries......American citizens If you are so against violence like 9/11 then why would you cause more violence in other countries?

Ignorance is bliss for many of you Americans.... You like to complain about other countries, whilst you don't look at yourself first and see that you're the one behind your violence & not anyone else.

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker

Fear. The US economy now depends on the military economy. Without wars, the entire US economy will collapse. The only way to get the people to support wars is fear.

Once the people are scared, they pick sides and see their military as protectors. They're even convinced their military is in some kind of extreme danger. The KIA rate for deployed soldiers per year in Iraq and Afghanistan has actually been lower than the overall death rate of average US citizens in America, but they don't teach math very well in US schools.

About 3000 New Yorkers were killed in 2001 by the freak success of a primitive terrorist group. Oh no, they'll kill us all!!! Well, in fact, over 10,000 Americans die every single day... 15,000 are killed every year by other Americans... 20,000 by staph in their local hospital, and hundreds of thousands by their own bad eating habits. You could completely ignore every terrorist on Earth and they'd have a hard time adding significantly to that. Ignoring them is the intelligent response anyhow, because it deprives them of their goal which is attention. But people would rather be scared than intelligent. So all they think about is, oh no, the terrorists are gonna get us, and they allow the government to send its all-professional, no conscript military on an eternal mission to fight the terrorists. The American military is made up of the most authority-obeying, government-loving, compliant geeks in the country, so they readily believe that they're on an important mission to protect their countrymen from the one in a million chance that a terrorist might kill them.

Now, many of us Americans know better than that, but we're supposed to join team A over team B in a state of war, otherwise the soldiers' feelings will be hurt. And they'll say things like, we're fighting for you, we're doing what you don't have the balls to do, it's because of us that you have freedom, commie, pinko, ******, etc. etc.. The hostility over not kissing the troops' asses is so extreme and heavy that few people dare to do it. I'm an exception, and I don't imagine this answer will be any more popular than your question, which you picked a hell of a place to ask.

The US military fights for the president, not the people. They usually believe the people actually choose the president, but ignorance is no excuse. Their oath to the military was voluntary, so they're still responsible for what the president orders them to do. Being soldiers doesn't excuse them from being judged as men.


ANNAPOLIS, MD - At the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled his plan to address the effects of climate change in Maryland. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan encompasses more than 150 programs and initiatives that will result in an estimated $1.6 billion in economic benefits, support more than 37,000 jobs, and positively impact public health, the Chesapeake Bay, and promote renewable energy. The plan aims to reduce greenhouse gases 25 percent by 2020.

“Governor O’Malley has laid out a pragmatic and innovative approach to combating the effects of climate change in Maryland,” said Yvette Lewis, Chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party. “This plan directly addresses the main drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in our state while continuing to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. I applaud Governor O’Malley’s continued leadership on this issue.”

The Governor’s plan focuses on strengthening and building on current programs, such as the Maryland Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Maryland Clean Cars Program. Additionally, O’Malley calls for incorporating new cutting-edge technology and strategies to improve energy efficiency of our buildings and transportation systems.
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Lawmakers Tour Detention Center

A panel of state lawmakers who have been investigating state prisons toured the Baltimore City Detention Center today.

Members of the Special Joint Commission on Public Safety & Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities will also received a briefing from Public Safety and Corrections Secretary Gary Maynard.

In April, 25 people including 13 corrections officers were indicted in connection with a drug and contraband smuggling ring.


First Ever, Proprietary Intelligence On Illegal Gunfire Activity

First Ever, Proprietary Intelligence on Illegal Gunfire Activity
in the U.S. Collected and Analyzed
SST, Inc., just announced the launch of its National Gunfire Index which offers the most detailed record available of illegal gunfire activity, including non-homicide firearm violence, in major cities across the United States.

This previously unattainable data on gunfire activity provides the most comprehensive data set than has ever been available on the true volume, nature, and impact of the gun violence issue because
it tracks all outdoor gunfire incidents in the areas sampled—and not only those that result in homicide, gunshot wound, or self-inflicted death.

These data are especially relevant amidst the current federal mandate calling for increased analysis and research of the gunfire violence epidemic. Unfortunately, existing data sources on gunfire activity rely on limited 9-1-1 calls; hospital reporting of gunshot wounds; and the minority of incidents which result in homicides or suicides. As a result, gun violence is significantly under reported—and misreported—at the very moment this critical epidemic needs precise and reliable data from a research perspective.

Our National Gunfire Index reports all gunfire incidents, even non-fatal and non-injury firearm violence, so you get a truer and more inclusive geographic mapping and accurate intelligence of the factual extent of gun violence.

Key data points include:
In cities which were covered during both 1Q and 2Q, the number of incidents rose from 7,584 during 1Q to 11,174 during 2Q, an increase of 47.3%.
A total of 32,117 rounds were fired in these 11,174 incidents, an increase of 5,500 or 21% over 1Q. On average, 2.8 rounds were fired per incident. One single incident included 40 rounds fired by a fully automatic weapon. It occurred at 01:00 local time early on the morning of June 11, 2013. The weapon fired all 40 rounds in just 2.26 seconds.

Best Cities For Doctors

Family doctors and general practitioners are the backbone of our healthcare system. These doctors diagnose, treat, and medicate common ailments in their patients, and are often the first line of defense against medical problems. They serve as gatekeepers of our health, and refer us to specialists when more attention is needed. With healthcare becoming more and more complex, the need for primary care physicians has grown.

ValuePenguin has gathered and analyzed data on the best cities for doctors to practice in. Using a combination of factors from salaries, the employment concentration of the profession, and cost of living, we've developed from approximately 300 cities a list of the Top Best Cities for Doctors. Our methodology and sources for determining the best cities are after the table.

Before we begin diving into the top cities, here are some salary and employment facts for family and general physicians. The average salary for doctors, which ValuePenguin uses as the basis for the rankings, is $179,651 in the United States as of May 2012. The average salary ranges widely from city to city, starting at $60,160 in Mayaguez in Puerto Rico to $244,180 in the Waterloo / Cedar Falls area of Iowa. There are about 86,000 family and general practitioners operating in the United States as of May 2012. The job outlook for doctors is bright; jobs are projected to grow 24% from 2010 - 2020, which is ten percentage points above the national job growth of 14% for all occupations.

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Top Best Cities for Doctors Rank City Average Salary Jobs Location Quotient Cost of Living Score
1 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL $228,190 670 3.32 92 93%
2 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 224,930 690 2.51 91 93
3 St. Joseph, MO 230,920 80 1.97 86 92
4 La Crosse, WI 210,130 270 4.58 94 89
5 Portsmouth, NH 243,400 110 2.24 137 89
6 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 228,450 530 1.88 89 88
7 Salisbury, MD 220,850 100 2.24 100 88
8 Tulsa, OK 216,000 680 1.94 88 88
9 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 198,670 180 3.69 84 86
10 Spartanburg, SC 206,990 210 2.16 89 86 -


O'Malley Releases Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Maryland would get more energy from renewable sources and do more recycling under a long-term plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that Gov. Martin O'Malley released Thursday.

O'Malley, a Democrat, outlined the plans at a summit on climate change with scientists, business leaders and environmental advocates.

"As severe weather events continue to grow in size and impact, and elongated trends of poor air quality continue, the costs of inaction would grow exponentially," the governor said in a written statement outlining the plan. "In Maryland, we are moving forward and taking action by creating green jobs and protecting our land, water, air and public health." 


BREAKING NEWS: Cleveland Kidnapper Avoids Death Penalty With Guilty Plea

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, gets life in prison with no chance for parole.

From Fox News


Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, is scheduled to speak Friday at the National Urban League conference in Philadelphia, the same venue at which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared Thursday.

The conference takes place each year but is expected to be flooded with press this time as racial tensions remain high in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Martin, a black teen.

The century-old civil rights organization, which advocates on behalf of blacks against racial discrimination, has dubbed this year’s conference “Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America.” The Associated Press said about 6,000 will attend. But the most publicized speakers will have little to say about jobs.
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PRMC Article Brings In 262 Comments So Far

A Letter To The Editor By Steven Rumney 6-19-13 If you haven't seen it, it's worth a look.

Vandal Defaces Lincoln Memorial With Green Paint

WASHINGTON — The US Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.

Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered around 1:30 a.m. Friday on the statue, the pedestal and the floor. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.

Capt. Steven Booker says the paint spill "appears intentional based off of the splatter." He says police are reviewing security camera footage to try to identify possible suspects.


WCSO Press Release 7-26-13

Tonight At Brew River

Tonight Brew River Friday Dock Party w/ On The Edge 6pm then Stick around for Country Night!!!

President Obama And Governor O’Malley: Strengthening The Middle Class

Yesterday, President Obama laid out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center. Here in Maryland, we remain committed to strengthening our middle class by making investments that create jobs, educate our children, protect our homes, strengthen our safety net, care for our families, and provide more opportunity for all Marylanders.
Creating Jobs

Here’s what the President said:

“The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. …Businesses depend on our transportation systems, our power grids, our communications networks – and rebuilding them creates good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced.”

Here’s what we are doing in Maryland:
Creating jobs, recovering over 99% of the jobs lost in the recession in addition to leading the region in job creation. In 2013, we’ve created 25,800 new jobs at the fastest rate in the region and nearly twice as fast as our neighbors in Virginia;
Fostering collaboration between businesses, local governments, and non-profits so workers are training for the skills that high-demand sectors like construction, manufacturing, cyber, and healthcare;
Making it easier for our veterans to find jobs by ensuring they and their families receive the credit they deserve for their military training, education and experience – both from licensing boards and institutions of higher learning;
Strengthening our infrastructure while creating over 57,200 jobs and reducing congestion in Maryland through the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013;
Cutting the red tape between entrepreneurs and starting a business in Maryland by launching the Central Business Licensing portal – a one-stop, online shop for licensing a new business.


College Republicans Denied Admittance To Obama Speech

President Obama was bound to receive a warm response from the audience attending his speech at the University of Central Missouri yesterday — because some students who disagreed with him weren’t allowed into the building.

Christopher White of
The College Fix reports that students wearing “Tea Party T-Shirts and others who wore patriotic or Republican-inspired clothing” were turned away at the door under the guise of security concerns, despite the fact that they held tickets to the event.

I’d like to offer a helpful tip to all College Republicans who hope to attend an Obama speech in the future: Odds of admission improve if you wear a Che Guevara t-shirt, an “I Heart Kim Jong Un” campaign button, and/or a ballcap
displaying the slogan “Obama Girl” prominently above the brim.


Congressman Mike Rogers' Opening Statement On Health Care Reform

Thank God Its Friday 7-26-13

What will you be doing this weekend?

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