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Saturday, November 30, 2013


In a nationwide outpouring of prayer and support since Thanksgiving Day, Americans have donated more than $41,000 to a 7-year-old Texas boy with a rare type of cancer who lost his insurance coverage after the Oct. 1 Obamacare launch.

The Thanksgiving response came after the Drudge Report linked the WND story. Donations at the time totaled $11,000. Now they are over $51,000.

As WND reported, Gainesville, Texas, residents Ron and Krista Alford have two children, Hunter and his sister, Makayla, who were both born with an extremely rare form of cancer called Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm.
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The Ultimate Crony Capitalist

This is an adaptation of chapter 10 from Hunter Lewis’s book Crony Capitalism in America: 2008-2012.

During the presidential campaign of 2012, an online commentator observed that President Obama had not met with his Jobs Council for six months. How could this be, the commentator asked, when jobs were foremost on the president’s agenda? The answer was not hard to discover.

The Council was headed by General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, a noted Obama political backer. Other members included Penny Pritzker, an heiress who served as Obama’s finance chairwoman in 2008, and Richard Trumpka, president of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest Obama campaign contributors. The group was established after the 2010 mid-term election losses as a device to emphasize the administration’s focus on jobs but, more importantly, to recognize political allies and campaign donors and prepare for the 2012 presidential election. This was more or less acknowledged when, after the president’s re-election, it was disbanded, despite the persistence of high unemployment.

Why had the president chosen General Electric’s Immelt in particular as the head of this campaign arm? For one reason, Immelt was sympathetic to the president’s brand of state-led capitalism. He had gone so far as to say of China in a television interview: “The one thing that actually works, state run communism, may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.”[1]



A Fort Myers, Fla., teen was arrested this week for attacking senior citizens.

Traveshia Blanks is charged with two counts of battery in the seemingly random and senseless attacks, according to WBBH-TV.

One 72-year-old victim told the news station he was weeding his garden Tuesday when he was kicked from behind. The victim fell to the ground and said he saw a woman walking away laughing, joining a group of people.

“I was in shock. Who would expect anything from out of the blue to happen like that. There’s no reason had I done something or said something,” the victim told WBBH.

Was 72-Year Old Woman Latest Knockout Game Victim?

It isn’t enough for the thugs violently assaulting Jews in Crown Heights, New York, as part of the “knockout game,” to pick on a 12-year old boy; they apparently are now attacking elderly women.

Mira Harpazi, 72, was walking near her home at the Starret City housing complex in Brooklyn when a man in his 20s punched her in the face. She joined another elderly woman, 78, who had also been assaulted in a previous attack.

Because the police have been ineffective at protecting the Jewish community in the area, the Guardian Angels took to the streets in Brooklyn on Tuesday to do so. The Angels issued a press release saying they would “focus on protecting the elderly Jews in that area, who are subject to copycat attacks.”


BREAKING NEWS: Paul Walker Dead at 40 - 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies in Car Crash

Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames.

Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we're told the L.A. County Coroner's Office is on the way.


President Barack Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters Friday night in an exclusive interview that he is confident his low approval numbers will rise shortly.

“The good thing about when you’re down is that usually, you’ve got nowhere to go but up,” the 44th president joked.


Unusual Ice Circle Discovered In Sheyenne River

BISMARCK — When George Loegering saw a large spinning circle of ice in the Sheyenne River while out hunting with relatives, the retired engineer couldn't believe his eyes.

"At first I thought, no way! It was surreal," Loegering, 73, said Tuesday of the large ice disk he witnessed Saturday. "You looked at it and you thought, how did it do that?"

Then his engineering background kicked in. He calculated the disk's diameter to be about 55 feet, took photos and videos of it and then turned to the Internet for more information about what he, his brother-in-law and nephew had seen.

"It's not an unknown phenomenon, but it is relatively rare," said Loegering, who lives in rural Casselton, about 20 miles west of Fargo.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu For The Prisoners

Mark Dice Handcuffed And Detained While Making YouTube Video

Common Core Instructs Students to Learn About Gettysburg Address Without Mentioning the Civil War

Is it possible to teach students the meaning behind President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address without mentioning the Civil War?

According to the government’s new Common Core education standards, the Gettysburg Address must be taught without mentioning the Civil War and explaining why President Lincoln was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 


Air Force Sgt. Matt Pinkerton Fires 2 Fatal Shots At Home Intruder - Now Faces 2nd Degree Murder Charge

In the wee hours of the morning on September 13th, Air Force Sgt. Matt Pinkerton and his wife were entertaining guests at their home when an acquaintance of Mrs. Pinkerton’s came knocking.

It was 2 AM. After being told to leave by Matt Pinkerton, who closed the door, Kendall Green decided that he’d kick it in and force his way into the home.

Matt Pinkerton, having armed himself with his Glock17 9mm prior to approaching the door, then proceeded to discharge two rounds into Green.

Green was subsequently killed in an obvious act of self defense.



The Whigs, the 19th century political party that disbanded before the Civil War over the question of slavery, is trying making a comeback as the voice of reason between embittered modern day Republicans and Democrats.

In Philadelphia, the election of Heshy Bucholz, a software engineer and first candidate to run and win as a Whig in that city in 157 years, has brought national attention to the party and spurred hundreds of new members to sign up.

In Maryland, where the Whigs held four of their national conventions in the mid-19th century, the hub of the renaissance is in Cecil County. Tim Zane, a registered Republican and a former vice president and senior cash manager at a large international bank, is in talks to be in charge of the Maryland branch of the new and improved Modern Whig Party.

Environmentalism Is The New Racism

At the heart of all the left’s political agendas is wealth redistribution. That is as true of the Global Warming eco-scam as it is of anything else.
The left knows that idealism is a puny force compared to the power of profit. It may employ the slogans of idealism, recruiting college students to wave signs, dress up as polar bears and cry Armageddon;  but it uses the appeal of cold hard cash to invest as many people as it can into its cause.
Wealth redistribution gave the left a firm grip on power in America. No matter how many lies it tells or how many crimes it commits, it knows that when election time comes around those who profit from its wealth redistribution programs will flock to the polls; caring about nothing but their own bottom line.
The Global Warming scheme began the same way with tiers of economic interest.

Outcry Leads To State Farm Plan Fizzling Out

BERLIN — The Eastern Shore farming community breathed a collective sigh of relief last week after the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced it was postponing the implementation of the controversial Phosphorous Management Tool (PMT) and was going back to the drawing board on the controversial issue.

The new tool developed by the University of Maryland would have determined acceptable levels of phosphorous in the state’s farm fields that leach into streams and tributaries and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Under the proposal, if phosphorous levels taken at farm fields all over the state and particularly on the Eastern Shore exceeded the new standard, farmers would not be allowed to use organic chicken manure as farm fertilizer and would be forced to purchase much more expensive chemical fertilizers.

The PMT appeared to be on the fast track for approval, despite overwhelming concern raised by the state’s farming community. Earlier this month, however, the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced it was postponing the implementation of the PMT after considerable public outrage was expressed at various public forums across the shore this fall and decided to go back to the drawing board with the plan.

I Work For The Government

My name is Ronn Torossian and I work for the government. Avid readers of Front Page Magazine may have thought I was a public relations firm owner and author, however, I work for the government more than I work for anyone else. This week, I was shocked when my accountant provided me with 2013 tax estimates showing that as a New York City resident, my effective tax rate will be 55 percent. What you read is correct, 55 percent of the year I work for the American government!

That being said, unlike most other government employees, I don’t have a guaranteed pension, don’t work plush hours of 9-to-5 with four weeks guaranteed vacation, actually have to be held accountable for what I do, assume responsibility for the employment of over 100 people, balance a budget…and work hard.

Let’s review where my astounding 55 percent taxes went. Nineteen percent of the federal government’s budget pays for “defense and security-related international activities,” which basically can be translated as ensuring that our country provides for despots and dictators while making sure no one harms Iran’s precious nuclear weapons. Of course, it will also pay to create havoc in the Middle East – none of which is in America’s interest. Twenty-two percent of the federal government’s budget pays for Social Security, which likely won’t exist when it’s my turn to depend on it.



At first glance, the crowded theatre looks just like any other day at the movies. But as a popular, new animated feature begins to play, the lights remain on and the sound is turned low while audience members murmur and interact with the movie.

AMC Theatres’ Sensory Friendly Films are one of a growing number of specially-designed activities for Maryland children and teens on the autism spectrum. Because of their high sensitivity to external stimuli, those affected by autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty participating in traditional entertainment activities, said Shelly McLaughlin, communication director of Maryland’s largest autism resource center, Pathfinders For Autism.

“It’s incredibly difficult for them to filter things out [like] background noises, visual stimuli,” she said. “Everything is coming at them with the same intensity.”


Barack Hussein Obama has served 14-State Governors in the United States, National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that the Governor’s actions in attempting to form “State Defense Forces” needs to be halted “immediately” or they will face arrest for the crime of treason. The employment of NSLs was authorized by the Patriot Act introduced by George W. Bush. Contained within the section related to these letters, it is forbidden for anyone receiving a NSL warning to even acknowledge the existence of said communication.

Obama is angered by the several State Governors who have reestablished “State Defense Forces.” These forces are described as: “State Defense Forces (also known as State Guards, State Military Reserves, State Militias) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government; they are not regulated by the National Guard Bureau nor are they part of the Army National Guard of the United States. State Defense Forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state. State Defense Forces are distinct from their state’s National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities.”


Publishers Notes: I have never been to this Website before. The information was forwarded to me so take it for what it's worth. 

Display Of Gas Prices


Here is the "price sign" in front of the Exxon station just off the entrance/exit of the mall. Note that the prices of "Regular" and diesel are shown.

The manufacturer of my car states that I should use 91 octane fuel which means I have to drive into the station and up to the pump to determine what 93 octane costs.

Rip off??????

Museums Offer Holiday Events

BERLIN — The Museums of Worcester County have announced that a number of holiday programs will be offered throughout the month of December.

On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be having an open house. The theme is “Christmas By the Sea.” The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a 10% discount on gift shop merchandise and the first 100 visitors will receive a gift.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, there are a number of celebrations that will take place in Snow Hill and Berlin.

From 1-4 p.m., the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin will offer wassail and gingerbread to visitors.


EPA Wants To Regulate Water On YOUR Land

Happy holidays from the Obama administration. Federal agencies are currently working on rolling out hundreds of environmental regulations, including major regulations that would limit emissions from power plants and expand the agency’s authority to bodies of water on private property.

On Tuesday, the White House released its regulatory agenda for the fall of 2013. It lists hundreds of pending energy and environmental regulations being crafting by executive branch agencies, including 134 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency alone.

The EPA is currently crafting 134 major and minor regulations, according to the White House’s regulatory agenda. Seventy-six of the EPA’s pending regulations originate from the agency’s air and radiation office, including carbon-dioxide-emission limits on power plants.


Funeral Set For Ocean City Pastor Killed In Fire

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A funeral service has been scheduled for an Ocean City pastor who died in a fire at his church.

The Rev. David Dingwall died Tuesday after a fire broke out at Saint-Paul's-By-Sea Episcopal Church. A funeral for Dingwall is scheduled for Dec. 3 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ocean City.

Investigators believe the fire started when a man ran into the building with his clothes on fire. That man, 56-year-old John Sterner, also died. A third person, a woman who volunteers at the church, was critically injured in the fire.

Fire and police investigators are still investigating the blaze.


Proof: Gun Registration Leads To Confiscation

Gun confiscations begin in New York, aided by existing firearms registry

In the wake of New York’s latest gun control law, the New York Police Department is now sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms, clear proof that gun registration leads to outright confiscations.

The notice provides gun owners, who possess firearms now prohibited under New York’s unconstitutional SAFE Act, the “options” to either surrender their firearms to the police, remove them from the city limits or otherwise render them inoperable.

The NYPD knew exactly who to send the notices to by using a centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they have in their possession.


Probe Confirms Man Entered Rectory On Fire; Reverend Dies In Church Fire; ‘He Was An Excellent Preacher’

OCEAN CITY — While area residents mourn the loss of a pillar in the religious community, an ongoing investigation has confirmed a man entered an Ocean City church rectory on fire Tuesday morning.

The three-alarm fire at the rectory of the St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church occurred Tuesday around 9:25 a.m. when Ocean City Communications was alerted to a fire at St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, specifically its rectory located along Baltimore Ave. near 3rd Street. Flames were found emanating from the rectory building when crews arrived.

Although authorities continue to probe the blaze and its cause, early indications are foul play was involved on some level and that one of the individuals who died is responsible for the blaze. That much was confirmed by the Ocean City Fire Department investigation on Wednesday in a statement.


Seeing Red: DC Mayor Makes Good On Pledge To Cover City In Traffic Cams

WASHINGTON – The mayor of the nation’s capital wasn’t kidding last year when he said he wanted to “cover the entire city” in traffic cameras.

The District of Columbia -- which in 2012 hauled in roughly $85 million in traffic-ticket revenue -- has doubled its dragnet of cameras to nearly 200 with a “new generation” of devices which critics say also take aim at law-abiding motorists blocked in crosswalks and intersections. The move has sparked concern from driver-advocacy group AAA that municipal leaders may be going to new lengths to monitor and punish motorists.

“Some cities will have some of these new cameras,” Lon Anderson, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s director of public and government relations, said. “But none will have this full of an arsenal.”


Futsal Soccer League

Looking for soccer options? Register TODAY for Futsal League in Salisbury MD

Starting on January 4, 2014, Eastern Shore Soccer Club offers Futsal for U6-U7; U8-U10 and U11-U14. Futsal is a great way to develop a player's skills such as passing, dribbling and close control, also improving their game, decision-making, and staying fit.

Indoor 5 v 5 soccer is open to boys and girls. Players can sign up as individuals or as a full team.

Also Adult Futsal League and Futsal Training will be offered.
Deadline Dec 16th please call 443-735-5139.

Black Friday Shopping Chaos

Payday Lenders Find Loopholes To Target Troops

The payday loan institutions that operate outside military bases have found loopholes in existing law and created new lending scams to prey on servicemembers, federal and state regulators warned Congress last week.

"There are scoundrels out there and they have to be uncovered," Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said Thursday at a hearing on predatory lending practices aimed at the military.

Young servicemembers make appealing targets for "unscrupulous" businessmen who hide interest rates that can exceed 300 percent in the fine print and threaten to disclose the debts to commanders to exact payment, Rockefeller said.


CNN And MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers In One Year

It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets.

Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent.

The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent.


Green Sea Turtle Rehabbing At Aquarium After Being Found In OC

OCEAN CITY — A cold stunned green sea turtle that was transported from Ocean City to the Baltimore National Aquarium this week is recovering but still vulnerable.

“He isn’t completely out of the woods yet,” said Jennifer Dittmar, manager of the National Aquarium Animal Rescue team. “We consider him to be in critical condition. But he is showing improvement over the last 24 hours, which is a good sign.”

Dittmar clarified that while she is referring to the green sea turtle as “he” the gender of the turtle has not been identified, as it is a juvenile. The turtle is probably between 2 and 5 years old and weighed about five pounds when admitted into the aquarium.
The turtle has been confirmed as a green sea turtle, a species that’s uncommon to the waters around Ocean City.


Will You Pay The Banksters To Hold Your Money?

Americans may have to start paying to keep money in the bank. Retail banks have warned they might need to start charging customers and companies for deposits if the US Federal Reserve cuts interest it pays on bank reserves.

The message from the US banks comes as fears grow the Fed could start tapering its $85 billion monthly bond purchases, the Financial Times reports. Less money injected could mean the US authorities will start using alternative tools to boost the economy, like cutting interest rates.

The US Fed took the drastic decision to cut interest rates to near-zero to help stabilize the economy after the 2008 financial collapse and the following recession. This allowed banks to pay less for the money they borrow.

For the last five years, the benchmark overnight lending rate between banks has been in the range of zero to 0.25 percent.



Accidents between cars and bicyclists in Maryland increased sharply over the last five years, according to a Capital News Service analysis of crash data.

There were 841 accidents between cars and bikes in Maryland in 2012, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, a 5 percent increase over the 799 bike-car accidents in 2008.

Harford County resident Pam Moore never worried about sharing the road with cars until she was struck by one while riding her bike in August. She lost consciousness and suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, abrasions and a concussion from the accident, she said.


The Journal Of 9/11 Research And 9/11 Issues

Why Is President Obama Trying To Politicize The Holidays?

During a recent stay in Berlin, I visited the old headquarters of the East German Ministry of State Security, better known as the Stasi. The building, in a suitably bleak part of what used to be East Berlin, is now a museum devoted to the communist surveillance state. The upper floors display some of the tools of that surveillance -- miniature cameras, listening devices, files on everything -- that the German Democratic Republic used to control every aspect of its citizens' lives.

But the first floor of the Stasi Museum is not about spying. Instead, it is devoted to the propaganda that East German bureaucrats used to foster socialist consciousness in an unwilling public. One display explains the GDR's efforts in the 1950s to politicize what in the past had been family and religious occasions. The state sought to transform weddings, confirmations, and other personal events into "socialist celebrations," to be "committed collectively and aimed at a confession to socialism," according to the awkward English translation of the exhibit.

The exhibition informs visitors that the project "did not gain popular acceptance." Amazingly enough, people didn't want to turn their family holidays into socialist celebrations.

Here at home, this Thanksgiving brings an effort by the Obama administration to turn a day of giving thanks into a day of discussion about the virtues of national health care. On Wednesday afternoon, just hours before Thanksgiving, President Obama's Twitter account -- which has more than 40 million followers -- sent out this message: "Make sure everyone who sits down with you for #Thanksgivukkah dinner is covered." ("Thanksgivukkah" refers to this year's rare overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.)


State Health Campaign Seeks Salisbury Involvement

SALISBURY — The Maryland branch of a national health and wellness campaign met with the Salisbury City Council last week to discuss a partnership with the aim of lowering obesity rates in the community.

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities and Towns Campaign, which in this state is a partnership between the Institute for Public Health Innovation and the Maryland Municipal League, met with the council on Nov. 18 and asked Salisbury to join four other Maryland towns which have signed on.
“You, as local government leaders, have a role to play to assure that these obesity rates do not continue to rise,” said Marissa Jones, a representative for HEAL.

Obesity rates in the nation and statewide have been seeing a steady and alarming rise over the past few decades. In youth, especially, rates have spiked.


Maryland’s Health Exchange Needs A Doctor

TEN THOUSAND people a day are submitting health-care insurance applications in California, a state where officials embraced President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Kentucky’s governor has presided over a relatively error-free implementation of the law in his state, showing leaders across the South what they could do if they cooperated instead of rooting for the policy to fail.

You would have expected similar results in Democrat-controlled Maryland, where officials decided to take charge, instead of punting responsibility for new insurance marketplaces to the feds. Instead, the state’s rollout, led by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), has been an embarrassment.



Rockawalkin School

We have in Salisbury a gem of history in the Rockawalkin School. It sits on the corner of Pemberton Drive and Ellegood Street at the Pemberton Elementary School. It originally sat on the northeast corner of Route 349 (Nanticoke Road) and Rockawalkin Road. The original piece of land for it was bought in 1869 from Ann and Christopher Columbus Fooks and Hugh Ellingsworth. The school was built about three years later for the community of Rockawalkin. It housed children in grades one through seven. When it closed in 1938, there were only five grades.

The inside of the school house is as close to a 19th Century one-room school house as you can get. The teacher’s desk, the pot-bellied stove with its accompanying coal bucket, the small to mid-sized desks with their period ink wells and the books are all reminiscent of a time long ago. There is also a water bucket with a ladle that everyone used to get a drink There are many things on display that would have been used by the children of a long ago era. The crayons, pencil boxes, individual slate boards remind us that things were not always as easy as they are now. The pull down map in the front of the classroom shows the world prior to the First World War.

It really takes you back in time just to be in the school house. A teacher at Pemberton Elementary School, Melba Klepner, takes her class through the building every year and, to my knowledge, that is the extent of visitors annually. Two years ago, the Wicomico Historical Society opened it up on the weekend they held the Winefest at Pemberton Park that had an attendance of about 7,000. The school house is on the way to Pemberton, and we had ample signage out front advertising that the school was open. In ten hours over two days, exactly 12 people stopped by to visit. I recently opened the school house for American Education Week and conducted 30 half-hour classes in four days. The children loved it,

The Rockawalkin School is owned by the Wicomico Historical Society, and the maintenance is furnished by the Board of Education. Extensive upkeep is required to maintain such an historic structure and it has recently had new windows installed, been painted, had ventilation windows installed in the foundation, a floor installed in the back room and an application of boiled linseed oil applied to the cedar shingles on the roof to make them lie flat. It is in superb shape, and anyone can see it by contacting me. I will open it up anytime for anyone.

It hasn’t been used as a school since June, 1938. For awhile it was the store and gas station of Leonard and Annalee Johnson. When they ceased commercial operations, they deeded it to the Wicomico Historical Society and the Board of Education. It was moved to its present location and has been there since 1973.

One thing that had to give way to the present was the two “little houses” out back. Since the school was built long before indoor plumbing was the acceptable norm, the two outhouses were for the convenience of the boys and girls who attended the school.

Most of the children walked to and from school. In this modern age, of the 14,500 students attending schools in Wicomico County, 12,500 of them are bussed in some form or another. The maintenance of the school was the responsibility of the only teacher in the school. She had one of the larger boys come in early in the winter to fire up the coal stove, and other children stayed after school to sweep up and clean the blackboards. The coal stove was also used at lunch to heat up soup or chocolate to go along with whatever else the children brought from home. A full-service cafeteria was many years away.

Would you or your group like to see it? Call me at (410) 749-1021, and I will be more than glad to show it to you.

(Rockawalkin School ca. 1898. The boy 5th from the left, front row is my grandfather, Albert L. Disharoon, as noted on the back.)

SFD Calls For Service 11-29-13

  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 23:47:48Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 19:47:42Nature: Medical AssistAddress: 509 E College Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 19:41:34Nature: Structure FireCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 19:41:30Nature: Structure FireAddress: 28687 Ocean Gtwy Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 19:33:06Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 19:30:33Nature: Smoke / Co DetectorAddress: 1023 Heron Ct Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 17:59:21Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 17:33:31Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Delmar
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 17:09:29Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 16:05:46Nature: Structure FireAddress: 2508 Castle St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 13:47:19Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 13:29:47Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 13:14:05Nature: Pro Qa FireAddress: 2722 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 13:10:31Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 13:07:58Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 6400 Hobbs Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 12:33:58Nature: Diabetic DifficultyCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 12:33:00Nature: OverdoseCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 10:37:36Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 08:27:35Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 07:35:26Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 04:44:26Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Friday November, 29 2013 @ 03:31:34Nature: Maternity PatientCity: Salisbury



4:30 p.m. 1301 West Road/Zenora Dutton Annexation – Keith Hall

4:50 p.m. Changes to the Composition of the Housing Board of Adjustments & Appeals – Susan Phillips

5:15 p.m. Definition of Blight in the Property Maintenance Code – Susan Phillips

5:45 p.m. Maryland Smart Energy Communities – Michael Moulds

6:00 p.m. Comcast Service Rate – Keith Cordrey

6:15 p.m. Draft Audit Report – Keith Cordrey

6:45 p.m. General Discussion

6:50 p.m. Adjournment

TSA Spent $900 Million On Behavior Detection Officers Who Detected 0 Terrorists

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent approximately $900 million over the last 5 years for behavior detection officers to identify high-risk passengers but, so far, according to the General Accountability Office (GAO), only 0.59% of the passengers flagged were arrested and among those not one was charged with terrorism – zero.

In 2003, the TSA started testing its Screening of Passengers by Observation Technique (SPOT) program, which was then fully deployed in 2007. About 3,000 behavior detection officers (BDO) “had been deployed to 176 of the more than 450 TSA-regulated airports in the United States” by fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012), according to the GAO.

Those BDO officers are trained to “identify passenger behaviors indicative of stress, fear, or deception and refer passengers” and their baggage for additional screening, reported the GAO in its Nov. 8, 2013 report, Aviation Security: TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities.