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Monday, November 25, 2013


Quick: Think about any recent gun-control article or statement written by or about someone who favors the gun-control argument. Have you noticed anything? NRA News contributor Colion Noir has: the term “gun control” is being replaced by “gun safety.” And he’s none too happy about it.

“Unless they changed the gun safety rules, which are pretty much the Bible of the gun world – so I’m pretty sure they’re still the same – I don’t see how any of the proposed measures by anti-gunners will aid in the safety of gun use,” Noir says of the “gun safety placebo” in his latest video after recapping the four foundational rules of gun safety.

“Think about it, what changed?” he adds. “When they were calling it gun control, they wanted universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, high capacity magazine ban, round limitations, and every other useless measure that would do nothing to stop criminals. Now they’re calling it gun safety like that somehow changed their intent, but nothing has changed. They still want the same things, and they’re still going to get the same ineffective results.”

Oprah, Take Off Those Black-And-White Glasses

When are you going to get off this kick about Barack Obama being disrespected more than previous presidents just because he is a black man?

It’s getting embarrassing, Oprah.

You’re one of America’s great talents and greatest success stories.

You’re a self-made billionaire, an astute multimedia mogul, a beloved cultural icon.

You’re admired around the world for your generosity and good works. Your opinions and endorsements influence what millions of people read, how they think and who they vote for.

But after five years of President Obama’s reign, you apparently still haven’t learned a thing about presidential politics and race relations in this country.

You proved it again just last week in Britain when you were plugging that movie “The Butler.”

You were asked – for the umpteenth time – by the BBC whether you thought President Obama was being treated unfairly or criticized disproportionately by the media and others because he was black.

You said, “When the senator yelled out, ‘You’re a liar’ — remember that? Yeah, I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs, and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American.”

Seriously, Oprah.



Atheist activists scored a major victory Friday when a judge ruled that a long-standing tax break for American clergy is unconstitutional.

Many secular advocates have argued over the years that neither tax benefits nor “preferential” nonprofit status should be afforded to religious groups. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin gave credence to this view with her ruling last week that provisions in Internal Revenue Code Section 107 are unconstitutional, reported Forbes contributor Peter J. Reilly.

This portion of the tax code says that “a minister of the gospel” — pastors, rabbis, imams and others – does not have to include in gross income the rental value of a home given to him or her as part of compensation.


Brown Hosts Influential Guests In Redskins Stadium Skybox

As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at the Redskins' stadium, records show.

Brown's guests during the 2012 and 2013 football seasons have included well-connected lobbyists Earl Adams Jr. and Major F. Riddick Jr., pastors from significant Prince George's County churches and the supervisor of a state trooper who issued a report criticizing the behavior of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, a rival in the governor's race.

Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland — which has been critical of how the state's top politicians use stadium boxes — renewed its call for more tickets to go to community volunteers, advocates for children and others without much political influence.

The Attack Cascade: Engaging An Offender Before It's Too Late

When does a waterfall start? If you wait to furiously paddle your kayak until the water goes from horizontal to vertical you will be swept away. Just like a waterfall starts upstream, an attack or escape begins cascading long before the fists or feet fly.

We don't wait until water goes from horizontal to vertical to start furiously paddling a kayak, so why do we wait until an offender strikes to start dealing with non-compliance?

No batter waits for a pitcher to make a throw before taking a swing. They make their decision based on practiced observations of pitcher behavior. Cops should be trained to act based on behavioral cues of attack or flight, rather than to react to an attack at its peak. Critics would call this response preemptive, but the reality is that, just like the batter’s swing based on the pitcher’s windup, the fight has begun before the first blow is struck. We’ll rely on science to justify our actions in the courts.

With the offender who senses a threat — “Crap! I’m going to jail!” — his primitive brain alerts the body and starts the adrenaline for fight or flight. Depending on the magnitude of the threat, according to that individual’s perceptions, the primitive brain can override the thinking process and take over the body — “I don’t know why I ran, officer. I just did!”

If the threat is not overwhelming, the primitive brain gives the thinking brain a little time to mull things over. If the thinking brain has time to put the brakes on the primitive brain, it may decide that compliance is in the body’s best interest and the offender follows your instructions.

Or the thinking process may be to develop an escape plan.

Can you know the difference?


Carol Burnett Show outtakes - Tim Conway's Elephant Story

SPD Press Release 11-25-13

Mexican Drug Cartels Exploit Asylum System By Claiming ‘Credible Fear’

The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place.

In one instance, a woman made a claim of asylum and three months later was apprehended at a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than $1 million in cocaine, according to a memo obtained by the committee that says criminal gangs are exploiting holes in the asylum system.


Md. Plants Show Big Drop In Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gas emissions from Maryland’s power plants fell by more than 26 percent from 2010 to 2012, the sixth-largest drop in the nation during that time, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Only Massachusetts, Virginia, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia saw greater declines, according to the data released last month, with greenhouse gas emissions falling by more than 10 percent nationwide.

Experts attribute the unusually large drop in Maryland to the fact that the state’s plants simply generated less electricity, as energy produced by those plants fell by nearly 32 percent over the same period, according to the Energy Information Administration, a government data collection service. The reason for that drop is simple: Maryland’s largely coal-powered plants couldn’t compete with cheaper natural gas plants in neighboring states.

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MaCo's Speed Camera Love Fest

The Maryland Association of Counties (MaCo) will be holding a speed camera symposium on December 4th, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Kenhill Center (Old Bowie City Hall: 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, Maryland, 20715).

The agenda for this meeting will include Requirements for a Speed Camera Program, Partnerships, Vendor Contracts, Policies and Procedures, program results, Current Law, and Proposed Changes in 2014.

The Maryland Association of Counties performs lobbying on behalf of county governments, who fund the organization with your tax dollars. MaCo was the "bunt instrument" used by local governments including Montgomery County, Prince George's County, for killing off proposed "common sense" changes to require speed camera citations to provide sufficient evidence to detect speed errors after the fact (a change which the Maryland Drivers Alliance supported).

The organization also fought to keep in place the current "loophole" which permits speed camera contractors to be paid based on the number of tickets issued. Despite an existing provision of the law which even Governor O'Malley admitted was intended to ban paying contractors based on the number of tickets, this practice is now common across the state. Local governments all know by now that the law simply means whatever the government wants it to at any given time, and that the courts in Maryland will indulge any "loophole" or creative interpretation of the law which is convenient for local governments.

MaCo stood in opposition to the positions of the Maryland Drivers Alliance in both house and senate legislative committee hearings.


Propaganda: Programming The Subconscious Mind

From almost the beginning, those who sought physical control over others learned to first seek control over the minds of others. This can be done on a one-on-one basis or on a mass basis through media in the form of propaganda. Propaganda is nothing more than systematic programming of the subconscious minds of the masses. Never forget the famous words of Hitler’s propaganda minister:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Perhaps few have seen the quote in its entirety until now. Please read it again carefully and let every word sink in and compare it to what is happening today with the government’s use of willing lap-dogs in the media, education system, and even professional trolls on social media. Americans are completely inundated by a never-ceasing tsunami of propaganda from nearly every source of information in their lives.

This steady drumbeat of misinformation and negative information serves only one purpose: Control by programming the subconscious mind of every American.


Obama Supporters Will Go Hysterical Over This Well Sourced List Of 446 Examples Of His Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Etc.

As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to

I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many Obama supporters as possible. Sunshine really is the best disinfectant. I can’t stop Obama from doing any of these horrible things, but I can tell people about what he is doing. So please share this list with others on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Thank you. The short link for this is

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, high levels of transparency. Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

Dog Found 11-25-13

Found on Route 13, Northbound side, near Eden Quick Stop.

Fawn and white, about 50 lbs.

Please call 443-783-6354 or call Wicomico County Humane Society

15-Year-Old Arrested In Northeast Philadelphia ‘Knockout’ Attack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have arrested a 15-year-old and are searching for a second suspect in connection with a “knockout” attack in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this month.

Investigators say a 15-year-old male has been arrested and they are searching for a second suspect for their roles in an attack outside a pizza shop in Fox Chase on November 11th.

The victim in the November 11th assault told Eyewitness News that he was walking out of a pizza shop when he was attacked.

“Someone asked me for a cigarette and by the time I got my hands out my pocket, I was getting hit by four kids,” Mark Cumberland explained.

Cumberland said he is still having difficulty seeing and has trouble breathing and swallowing.

“There’s no reason at all. I mean, I didn’t get robbed, they didn’t take nothing from me. They just beat me up.”


Say Merry Christmas


It’s the phrase everybody who buys lottery tickets wants to hear: “Jackpot winner.”

And those exact words were connected with one such ticket purchased at a convenience store a few days ago. The lucky customer was indeed a little richer: To the tune of one million dollars.

Except he never knew it — not right away at least.

The Ultimate Golf FAIL Compilation


Salisbury, MD – Magic 98.9 is teaming up with the Steve Harvey Morning Show once again to bring some cheer to those in need this Thanksgiving. On Tuesday November 26th Magic 98.9 will distribute 100 free turkeys to needy families. The turkeys were donated by The Steve and Majorie Harvey Foundation, who donate over 6,300 turkeys throughout the country each year.

This year’s event will take place at the Salvation Army’s Richard Hazel Youth Center located on Jersey Road in Salisbury, Maryland. The giveaway will begin promptly at noon. Turkeys will be given out one per family on a first come first serve basis.

“Being able to positively impact our community and give back to our listeners- that is truly what the power of radio is all about.” said Operations Manager Susan Groves. “Events like this are a good reminder how a simple act of kindness can impact our neighbors so much.”

This is the third year Magic 98.9 has hosted the Turkey Giveaway in the Salisbury area, and is one of many community events Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s Salisbury – Ocean City cluster host every year.

SFD Calls For Service 11-24-13

  • Sunday November, 24 2013 @ 23:16:43Nature: Structure FireAddress: 715 Edgewater Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
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Insurers Cut Doctor Fees, Restricting Networks Under Obamacare

Healthcare insurers are cutting the fees they pay to doctors on many of the new plans offered through the Obamacare exchanges, which could cause more medical practices to shun those marketplaces.

United Health Group, for example, sent physicians in New York City new contracts this month that included much lower rates than doctors normally get from private insurance, reports The Wall Street Journal, which obtained confidential documents.

"We have heard from a lot of physicians the rates [insurers] are offering them are very low, and physicians are questioning whether they are going to participate," Sam Unterricht, a Brooklyn ophthalmologist and president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, told the newspaper.


Aged To Perfection? 3,700-Year-Old Cellar Housed 'Luxurious' Wine

A 3,700-year-old palatial cellar packed with jars once filled with a wine-like brew has been discovered at an archaeological site in northern Israel, a team of researchers announced Friday.

The cellar is perhaps the oldest of its type ever discovered and the wine was anything but ordinary. Spiked with juniper berries, cedar oil, honey and tree resins, it was likely the good stuff pulled from the cellar for grand, royal banquets where resident rulers and perhaps their trading partners washed down a feast of wild cattle with an intoxicating swill, according to Assaf Yasur-Landau, chair of the maritime relations department at the University of Haifa in Israel.

"This wine included, it is important to note, not only local materials but also possibly materials that were imported from elsewhere such as cedar oil, thus making it a very luxurious drink that was reserved for these special occasions," he said during a telephone briefing with reporters on Thursday.


Cruz: Democrats Want To Pack D.C. Court To Save Obamacare

The White House is trying to save Obamacare by packing the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., with judges who will rubber stamp its "lawless behavior," Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says.

Senate Democrats, according to Cruz, enacted "the nuclear option" to prevent filibusters against appellate court nominees in order to make it difficult for Republicans to repeal the disastrous Affordable Care Act, Obama's signature healthcare legislation, The Hill reported.


DHS Worker Who Called For Killing Of Whites Not Axed, Getting Paid

A black-nationalist Homeland Security employee who was placed on leave nearly four months ago for running a website that espouses the mass murder of whites has yet to be axed, says Alex Seitz-Wald, a political reporter for The National Journal.

"This isn't wishy-washy. There's no gray area here. It's very clear what he's saying and it's pretty obvious that he should be fired. I don't think anyone disagrees with that," Seitz-Wald told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.


Letter To My Liberal Friends: Are You Ready To Ditch The Excuses Yet?

Dear liberal friends,

Get a grip!

You have been lied to, deceived and asked to stay supportive even as your health insurance costs have increased, or are getting ready to increase. It's not a matter of whether they will increase. It's when.

You are now going to pay more and you can't keep your plan. You can't keep your doctor. And you may not be able to go to the hospital nearest your home. You may have to drive past the one closest to you to get to a hospital in “network,” and those specialty hospitals for illnesses like cancer will be at your own cost. 



NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd: “This has been something that many in the activist base of the Democratic Party have been wanting Harry Reid to do for a while. So I think this is also about a moment of reassurance to the Democratic base who is feeling a little bit, you know, under attack and under siege a little bit because of how poorly the health care rollout is going.”

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Researchers Solve Longtime Mystery Of How Marijuana Causes Memory Loss

A new study suggests that over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen could prevent two debilitating side effects of marijuana use — learning problems and memory loss — that currently limit the drug's medical value.

In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers say they have pinpointed the molecular pathways responsible for marijuana-induced memory problems.

The high you get from marijuana comes from a chemical called Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. The chemical works by interacting with receptors on brain cells called cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in many different places in the brain. Their ubiquity is good and bad.


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Federal Reserve Secrets Revealed

Minutes from the October Board of Governors meeting reveal that the Fed is aware of a looming fiscal crisis.

by Jake Morphonios
Sunday, November 24, 2013

Publicly, outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and incoming Chairwoman Janet Yellen are telling the public that all is well and that they don't anticipate any changes to its policy of quantitative easing and rock bottom interest rates. But I just got done reading through the minutes of the October Federal Reserve Board of Governors meeting and I'm getting a very different picture.

If you want to peruse the minutes yourself, here is the link.

But I've done the sifting for you and have a summary and commentary. Among the pages of meeting minutes, I took note of the following points (craftily worded to suppress significance):

The forecast for GDP growth is down.

Consumer spending is trending down.

Concerns about the fiscal situation are up.

Due to depressed economic activity, markets are anticipating the Fed will raise rates in the near future.

The course of fiscal policy set by lawmakers is very uncertain.

It appears that economic growth cannot happen without continued low rates and a significant drop in unemployment.

Slower growth productivity has become the norm.

The committee remains committed to strategic release of Fed data (basically, they worry about how to spin the story).


Officials Hide Evidence: After 4 Years Of Common Core – Test Scores Plummet

GULFPORT, Miss. - A Common Core school district – Gulfport, Mississippi – is covering up failing test scores.

At a recent meeting by Superintendent Glen East, parents were told that the test scores of the district had improved dramatically under the implementation of the Common Core curriculum. The Superintendent made his claims regarding dramatic academic improvement of all students by using ONLY the scores of the top 150 students.

In his comments to parents, Mr. East stated,

“This district already had national average ACT scores. We’ve now gone with our top students, our top 150 students, we’ve gone from a 23 average to almost a 25 in over four years. That is not a new ACT, that is the ACT we are currently working with. We’ve improved reading achievement for all students. When I look at that data about how we’ve grown over the past four years and the success we’ve had, if you are in my shoes, you have to celebrate what you are doing. Very Powerful!”

However, a couple of weeks later at a subsequent event, it seems that parents had a chance to research the data that the Superintendent had reported. Upon closer inspection of the data, parents found that the Superintendent completely misrepresented the data, and that the results were worse, not better. They were not simply a little worse, but a lot worse.


Lawmaker Calls For Partially Elected School Board In County

It is a bill that has been considered by the Maryland General Assembly over the last few years, but it never made it out of committee.

Baltimore County Republican Delegate Pat McDonough is introducing legislation to require that some of the members of the county's school board be elected by the public, with the rest being appointed by the county executive.

Currently, all 11 members of the school board are appointed by the governor

Building 7: The Story The Times Missed - ReThink911

Texas Cop Arrested For Handcuffing And Raping 19-Year-Old At Traffic Stop

A 40-year-old police officer in San Antonio, Texas is facing charges of felony sexual assault after a 19-year-old woman accused him of handcuffing and raping her during a traffic stop over the weekend.

According to an arrested warrant obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Officer Jackie Len Neal pulled over the teen, telling her that her car was reported stolen.

Even though the woman produced a sales slip for the vehicle, Neal insisted on patting her down. The woman told him she felt uncomfortable with the pat down and asked for a female officer, but he ignored her, the warrant said. The woman was allegedly groped, placed in handcuffs and then taken to the back of his patrol car.


Senators Grill Educators On Common Core

They ask Lowery if reforms are being executed too quickly

A panel of state lawmakers grilled Maryland's top school officials Thursday over whether education reforms are being executed too quickly and putting undue stress on teachers.

Senators on the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee told state schools Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery that they have been bombarded by concerns from teachers and parents.

Many, they said, complained about how the state is simultaneously implementing three big programs: a new testing system, new ways to evaluate teachers and a more rigorous set of education standards known as the Common Core.

"A lot of them have talked about tremendous stress," said Sen. Ronald N. Young, a Frederick County Democrat, adding that some teachers say they're ready to give up and others now take medication for stress.

"Isn't there some way, based on what I'm hearing from teachers, that they can't be given a little more time?" Young asked.


$100K Reward Offered In Fatal Shooting Of Postal Worker

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information on the fatal shooting of a postal worker who was killed while he was delivering mail on his regular route in Cheverly, Md. Saturday night.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering the reward for information that leads to an arrest in the killing of Tyson Jerome Barnette, 26, who was found shot multiple times near the intersection of Reed Street and Jutewood Avenue, which is just south of the Cheverly Metro stop.

A news release from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service notes that postal inspectors and Prince George's County Police responded to the shooting around 7:20 p.m.


Harrison Ford And David Blaine

Fire In Parsonsburg/Salisbury

Stations 2 from Salisbury, Station 6 from Parsonsburg and Station 7 from Pittsville have all been called to a commerical building for the report of a fire.

The fire appears to be at the One Stop Job Market. 

The building has been evacuated at this time.

Barton: OCare Website Hidden Source Code Says Users"Have No Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy

Obama’s ‘5 Percent’ Con Job

It’s a 100 percent lie, according to the White House’s own figures.

Last Thursday, President Obama purported to undo the “Affordable” Care Act (ACA) mandates that he and congressional Democrats quite intentionally designed to force Americans off their health-insurance policies . . . notwithstanding the president’s promise, repeated over and over again since 2009, that Americans would be able to keep their health-insurance policies. In my weekend column, I argued that Obama’s latest unilateral diktat is lawless and transparently political. With each passing day, however, what becomes more breathtaking is the depth of systematic, calculated lying that went into the extensive — the criminal — Obamacare fraud.

Let’s quickly recap the lawlessness and cynical politics behind Thursday’s pathetic press conference. Obama, who poses as a constitutional-law expert, knows full well that a president has no legal authority to waive statutory mandates. Even if he had such power, moreover, he knows that there is no practical possibility of undoing — within the next few weeks, as the ACA would require — the new arrangements that insurance companies and state regulators spent the last three years structuring to comply with Obamacare mandates. In sum, Obama is well aware that his proposed “fix” is frivolous. His hope is that the country overwhelmingly consists of dolts who are too uninformed to realize that this is the case, and who, with a little help from his media courtiers, can be convinced to blame the insurance companies, rather than the president, for the fact that millions of Americans are losing their coverage under his “reform.”


Alex Guerrero Defeats Galen "Bad Boy" Brown

Also tonight, Delmar, MD cruiser weight Alex Guerrero overcame a very nasty cut over his right eye to win a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Galen "Bad Boy" Brown of St. Joseph, MO.

Guerrero was in control throughout the contest pressuring Brown and using a nice left jab. In the fifth round, the two clashed heads and that's when Guerrero suffered the deep cut. Brown, however, could not take advantage of the cut.

Guerrero won by scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56 to remain undefeated at 10-0-1, five KO's. Brown is now 41-24-1, 24 KO's.

Juan Marshall has a complete photo gallery on ProAm Fight Talk.

Pittsville Residents Hold Their 9th Chili Gathering

Each year Pat and Rick gather the community together and cook almost 50 gallons of chili for everyone to enjoy. For the second year in a row I got up at 5 AM to take care of Posts and then headed out to Pittsville to stand in the cold, (before the sun was fully up) and help put ingredients into the 50 gallon pot, all the while stirring the pot to make sure nothing ever burns. 

The cooking goes on for eight hours and around 2:00 PM people start showing up. Cars are lined up  parked on the side of the roads and people bring their own specialty side dishes. 

As far as the chili goes, it's absolutely fantastic. How Rick and Pat mastered making such incredible food in this volume is beyond me and if you saw all of the ingredients that go into making all of this it would blow your mind. 

Yeah, this is how America used to work. Communities coming together. Neighbors getting to know neighbors. Friends and families gathering for good clean fun and entertainment. 

So when is the last time YOU gathered in your community for an event like this?


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday accepted MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s apology after he suggested earlier this month that someone should urinate and defecate on her face.

“[W]ell obviously. Who am I not to accept an apology?” Palin asked “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “Everyone must humble themselves and accept that offer.”

Palin, who earlier in the program branded Bashir’s remarks as “vile” and “evil,” however, added that she would like individuals apologizing in the future to first go through her husband.

Are We Raising A Generation Of Helpless Kids?

Warning signs

When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professorimmediately (he, of course, declined). Another mother accompanied her child on a job interview, then wondered why he didn't get the job.

A major employer reported that during a job interview, a potential employee told him that she would have his job within 18 months. It didn't even cross her mind that he had worked 20 years to achieve his goal.

Sound crazy?

Sadly, the stories are all true, says Tim Elmore, founder and president of a non-profit, Growing Leaders, and author of the "Habitudes®" series of books, teacher guides, DVD kits and survey courses. "Gen Y (and iY) kids born between 1984 and 2002 have grown up in an age of instant gratification. iPhones, iPads, instant messaging and immediate access to data is at their fingertips," he says. "Their grades in school are often negotiated by parents rather than earned and they are praised for accomplishing little. They have hundreds of Facebook and Twitter 'friends,' but often few real connections."

To turn the tide, Growing Leaders is working with 5,000 public schools, universities, civic organizations, sports teams and corporations across the country and internationally to help turn young people -- particularly those 16 to 24 -- into leaders. "We want to give them the tools they lack before they've gone through three marriages and several failed business ventures," he says.


Physicians’ Declaration Of Independence

When in the Course of Human Events, it becomes necessary for the members of a Profession to dissolve the Financial Arrangements which have connected them with Medicare, Medicaid, assorted Health Maintenance Organizations, and diverse Third Party Payers and to assume among the other Professions of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that the Physician’s primary responsibility is toward the Patient; that to assure the sanctity of this relationship, payment for service should be decided between Physician and Patient, and that, as in all transactions in a free society, this payment be mutually agreeable. Only such a Financial Arrangement will guarantee the highest level of Commitment and Service of the Physician to the Patient, restrain Outside Influence on Decision-Making, and assure that personal information be kept confidential.

The Financial Arrangements between Physicians and the Third Parties have become so destructive to the Patient-Physician relationship, and to the Medical Profession as a whole, that it is the Right, and Obligation, of the Members of the Profession to abolish them. Prudence will dictate that arrangements long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that Physicians are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations evinces a design to reduce them under Absolute Despotism, it is their Right; it is their Duty, to throw off such arrangements, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of the members of this Profession; and such is now the necessity that constrains them to alter their former Financial Arrangements. The history of the present system is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct effect the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the Medical Profession. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.


Confusion And Anger At The Morris Mill Situation

So many of us in the area, and surrounding areas, feel we are being targeted to gain revenues for the Fruitland Water project. We in the Shady BROOK, Rayfield and Goose Creek development.. We are being told, “ if this project for Public water is petitioned, and the petition wins, we “ The county will not provide permits for the well to be replaced. Now is that legal? That is a threat. We as home owners are not receiving facts into its entirety. They are not certain about the cost associated, they have no idea. They are forcing us to pay 40.00 per month for an infrastructure loan for well over 4 years. We are trying to find out where the tower will be located ,and why the information is so secretive. Also, nothing guaranteed in the pricing.

Obamacare Will Hit Small Businesses With Higher Rates, Lower Benefits, Says Major Insurance Broker

The chairman of one of Maryland’s largest health insurance brokerage firms predicted small businesses would begin to feel the real effects of Obamacare when they get their renewal notices Jan. 1, which will bring higher rates and fewer benefits.

“We just got the rates last week – what the marketplace has not seen yet,” Frank Kelly, Jr., founder of Kelly and Associates Insurance Group, said in an interview. “I’ve seen the increases. Some are going to get decreases, but by far that’s the minority.”

Kelly said his firm ran the premium rates for every health insurance company that sells policies in the small group market, including Aetna, Kaiser Permanente and United Healthcare, for groups from two to 50 people. Kelly said he saw a 46% increase for a nine-person group, a 34% increase for a 31-person group, a 23% increase for a four-person group and a 32% for a one-person group.

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Labor Dept.: Md. Lost 8,900 Jobs In Sept. And Oct.

Most of the cuts preceded the federal shutdown, agency says

Maryland employers cut 8,900 jobs in September and October, almost entirely before the partial federal shutdown, according to data released Friday.

The U.S. Department of Labor, which released both months at once as a result of shutdown delays, said the bulk of the drop occurred in September. The agency estimated the state lost 400 jobs in October.