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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Men Looking After Their Children


Congressmen Want To Bring Obama To Court For Not Faithfully Executing Laws

Congressman Tom Rice of South Carolina, a Republican, is sponsoring a resolution in the House of Representatives that would, if adopted, direct the legislative body "to bring a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies and actions taken by the executive branch." In other words, Rep. Rice wants to take President Obama to court for not faithfully executing the laws.

"President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his Administration’s political agenda. Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress and vested this power in the President. However, President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding Presidents," Rice wrote in a letter to fellow House members to ask them to co-sponsor this resolution.

"This resolution allows the House of Representatives to bring legal action against the Executive Branch and challenge recent actions, inactions, and policies."


‘I Could See This One From Alaska’: Hey Journos, ‘Stupid’ Sarah Palin Was Right About Ukraine All Along

Boy, that Sarah Palin sure is a dunce, isn’t she? Just ask “real journalist” Blake Hounshell, who was quite tickled when Palin said this back in 2008:
After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.
Seriously, how stupid could she be? More from Hounshell:
As we’ve said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario. And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine’s pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don’t see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel.

Alex Sink Says Immigration Reform Is For Landscapers And Hotel Maids

Ohio 8-Year-Old Turns $20 Into Priceless Gift

TOLEDO, Ohio -- At the Ohio Air National Guard base near Toledo, Lt. Col. Frank Dailey still can't believe the honor recently bestowed upon him.

"It's incredible being recognized in such a manner," he says.

It happened at a Cracker Barrel, of all places. As the security camera shows, Dailey entered the restaurant on Feb. 7 for an early lunch. At about the same time, 8-year-old Myles Eckert came in with his family.

Myles was very excited. He'd just found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He'd started thinking of what he could spend it on.

"I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to," Myles says.


SC Officer Shoots Man Reaching For Cane

Authorities say a police officer in South Carolina shot a 70-year-old man reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck. The man was expected to recover.

York County Sheriff's office spokesman Trent Faris said Wednesday that deputy Terrence Knox has been placed on paid leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting. Faris said Knox stopped 70-year-old Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP') of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license plate Tuesday evening. He said Canipe got out of his pickup, and when he reached into the truck bed for his cane, Knox fired several shots, hitting Canipe once. Faris would not say on what part of the body Knox was struck.


Federal Court Upholds School Ban on American Flag T-Shirts

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a California high school’s prohibition on American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The case is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, and while it might get the law right, it certainly highlights a worrying trend in American schools: the inability or unwillingness to protect students whose speech is unpopular.

On Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2010, three students wore American flag t-shirts to Live Oak High School. Live Oak, according to the Ninth Circuit, had a history of gang and racial violence. The students who wore the American flag t-shirts were threatened with physical violence. Rather than discipline the students who made the threats, the school decided to tell the American flag t-shirt-wearing students that they could either turn their shirts inside-out, or go home. Two of the students went home, and the students collectively sued the school district in federal district court, claiming that the school violated their First Amendment rights.

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of the students’ claim, on the grounds that school officials “anticipated violence or substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities, and their response was tailored to the circumstances.”


IRS Posts Enforcement Notices for 2014 Obamacare Extortion Payments

How warm and fuzzy to call extortion a “shared responsibility payment”.

ex·tor·tion [ik-stawr-shuhn]
1. an act or instance of extorting.
2. Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office orauthority.
3. oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest: the extortions of usurers.
4. anything extorted.


The mobsters agents at the IRS have warned Americans that on their 2014 tax returns, they’ll be asked about their health insurance coverage.

Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption. If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015. (source)

Doesn’t that sound much nicer than, “If you can’t afford to pay, we’ll fine you because you can’t afford to pay”? The public relations folks for the IRS must have worked overtime on coming up with the term “shared responsibility payment” because this fits the textbook legal definition of extortion.


Disney To Pull Boy Scouts Funding By 2015

The Walt Disney Company has given notice to the Boy Scouts of America that it will pull all funding to the group starting in 2015 because of a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company said Friday.

Disney does not give money directly to the national organization or local BSA councils. However, through its VoluntEARS program, Disney allows employees to do volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the charities of their choice.

Employees taking part in the VoluntEARS program will no longer be able to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, the organization said. The new policy will not affect Walt Disney employees who volunteer with the Scouts, the company said.


Vigilantes With A Badge: The War Against The American People

“We live in a small rural town. Moved here in 1961. I don’t remember what year the State Troopers moved a headquarters into our town. Our young people were plagued with tickets for even the smallest offense. Troopers had to get their limits for the month. People make jokes about that but it has been true. Every kid I knew was getting ticketed for something. But now it is so much worse. I raised my kids to respect police. If they did something wrong and got caught they deserved it and should take their punishment. But now I have no respect for the police. I feel threatened and fearful of them. They are aggressive and intimidating. They lie and are abusive and we do not know how to fight them. I am not a minority here but people are afraid if they speak out they will be targeted. We are just a small town. I just don’t care anymore if they do target me. I am afraid they are going to kill someone.”—Letter from a 60-year-old grandmother 

The following incidents are cautionary tales for anyone who still thinks that they can defy police officers, even if it’s simply to disagree about a speeding ticket, challenge a search warrant or defend oneself against an unreasonable or unjust charge, without deadly repercussions. The message they send is that “we the people” have very little protection from the standing army that is law enforcement.


Hotel Proposed For 61st St. Land

If at first you don’t succeed, try a smaller hotel.

Seven years after a previous design for the site was shot down by the city, a new proposal for the grounds of the former Ocean City Health and Racquet Club is looking to move forward this spring.

“We all know how controversial this project was in a prior life,” said designer Jeff Thaler. “So we’re trying to keep this as noncontroversial as possible.”

“The city’s problem with the previous project was that it seemed like 10 gallons of sand in a five gallon bucket,” Thaler said. “It think what we have now is about four gallons in a five gallon bucket.”


Fooling Black Voters

The Most Interesting Tidbits From The Clinton Document Dump

Below are some of the most interesting things we have found. It will continue to be updated.
1) Hillary Clinton said an individual mandate would be too risky
Clinton said in a 1993 meeting with Democratic lawmakers that an individual health insurance mandate would send "shock waves" through the American public.

Truth Be Told

US Regulators Close 2 Small Lenders

Regulators have closed small lenders in Virginia and Pennsylvania, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to five after 24 closures in 2013.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Millennium Bank, N.A., based in Sterling, Va., and closed the single branch of Vantage Point Bank in Horsham, Pa.

Millennium Bank, which operated two branches, had $130.3 million in assets and $121.7 million in deposits as of Dec. 31. WashingtonFirst Bank, based in Reston, Va., has agreed to assume its deposits and buy its assets.

First Choice Bank, based in Mercerville, N.J., will assume Vantage Point Bank's $62.5 million in deposits and its $63.5 million in assets.


Flashback: Candidate Mitt Romney ridiculed for ‘Cold War thinking’

Sarah Palin wasn’t the only one to foresee the events now unfolding in Ukraine. Quite a few remember the third presidential debate in October 2012, during which Mitt Romney was ridiculed for his “stuck in the 1980s” foreign policy.

Video: Off-Duty Cop Fatally Shoots Firefighter During Brawl

Obama Admin Announces 'Retroactive' Obamacare Subsidies

On Thursday, the Obama administration quietly announced it will allow consumers in states with busted Obamacare websites to retroactively bag taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies, even if they purchased health insurance outside the Obamacare marketplace.

The move by the Obama administration will help Democratic candidates facing voters irate over Obamacare by now retroactively cutting checks to citizens in states with broken Obamacare websites. As CBS News reports, "Those who stand to benefit the most are Democratic governors who plunged ahead and ran into problems" because "Republican governors basically defaulted to federal control of online sign-ups in their states."


Migration Of Personal Income

This week, our Monday Map draws data from our interactive State Migration Calculator, and illustrates the interstate movement of income over the past decade (from 2000 to 2010). When a person moves to a new state, their income is added to the total of all other incomes in that state. This positively affects the total taxable income in his or her new state, and negatively affects the income in the state he or she left.

All maps and other graphics may be published and re-posted with credit to the Tax Foundation.

For Some, A Struggle To Avoid Homelessness

After moving from house to house and struggling to make ends meet, a mother of three came to West Ocean City for Diakonia’s transitional housing program in May 2012.

Nearly two years later, Shamika has two part-time jobs, is working toward a degree in criminal justice at Wor-Wic Community College and has just moved into her own apartment.

But standing on your own can be hard, especially during the offseason in Ocean City, she said.

“It’s definitely not easy living in a resort town. It’s not. It’s hard because you’re used to bringing home every two weeks $300 or $400 (in the summer), and now you bring home $78 or $61,” she said.

Outrage Over Half-Million-Dollar Salary Of Calif. School Superintendent Sparks Investigation

LAWNDALE, CALIF. (AP) – The revelation that the superintendent of a tiny Southern California school district earned more than President Barack Obama last year sparked calls Tuesday for his resignation, a criminal investigation and a recall of the school board.

An angry crowd showed up at a special meeting of the Centinela Valley Union High School District after a newspaper investigation revealed Superintendent Jose Fernandez's total compensation package. Many of the speakers called on Fernandez and the five board members to step down, KCAL-TV reported.


A Letter To The Editor: Perdue, Pollution, And Corporate Welfare

Who is the biggest recipient of the public dollars being used to try and clean up after Perdue’s polluting behavior?


-- From "Maryland’s Manure Transport Program: Welfare at its Worst," by Scott Edwards, at this February 26, 2014 Food & Water Watchsite:

‘Shoe Rubber’ Chemical Removed From Subway Bread Found In Nearly 500 Common Foods

Footlong fans breathed a sigh of relief at the beginning of February, when sandwich chain Subway announced that it was removing azodicarbonamide — a chemical used in shoe rubber and yoga mats — from its bread.

Though the World Health Organization has said that the chemical is safe for human consumption, some studies have suggested it could be linked with asthma and skin and respiratory problems.

And when the chemical is baked, it forms another chemical that has been linked to cancer in animal studies, CBS News pointed out.

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Tall Ships Mean Dredging Channel

Ocean City will likely play host to even more tall ships this coming summer – if it can convince the Army Corps of Engineers to help dredge out the channel under the Route 50 Bridge to fit deeper-hulled vessels.

“I’m expecting to have a ship announce they’re coming for the summer in the next couple weeks – if we can get the dredging worked out,” city Special Events Director Frank Miller said this week.

In August, the resort welcomed El Galeon Andalucia – a fully-functional replica of a 16th-century galleon owned and operated by the Spanish non-profit Nao Victoria Foundation.



Another longtime Democrat Congressman is retiring from the House of Representatives instead of facing another term out of power.

Arizona Democratic Representative Ed Pastor has been in Congress for 23 years but this will be his last term.

“After 23 years in Congress serving the people of Arizona, I have decided that I will not seek re-election this year. It has been a great honor and experience, but it is time for me to close this chapter of my life and start a new one,” Pastor announced in a Facebook post.


New Online Science Resource

Wicomico County schools are reviewing a new online resource for middle school science classrooms. The Discovery Education Science Techbook, from the Discovery Channel, is an online tool for both students and teachers. It includes traditional science lessons, online laboratory investigations and simulations, clips from Discovery’s rich catalog of science programming and much more. Science Supervisor, Brian Raygor, will be hosting a drop-in open house to allow interested parents and community members to view this resource and provide feedback. The open house will be held on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:30-6:30 in the Central Office Media Center. Any questions may be directed to Mr. Raygor at 410-677-4508 or

Fireball Lights Up East Coast Skies

(CNN) -- A dazzling meteor lit up skies Thursday night in at least 10 states, from Ohio to Maryland and all the way down to South Carolina.

"It was a huge yellow burning tail streaking what seemed right over the city," one poster on the American Meteor Society's reporting page wrote from Virginia Beach, Virginia. "It was angled in a way that it looked like it was going to crash into the city."

Others on Twitter described the meteor, which appeared a little after 7 p.m., as white, blue or green.


Researchers Were ‘Very Surprised’ to Discover Few Right-Wingers Sent Anti-Semitic Hate Mail, but Here’s Who Did

The author of a German study that examined thousands of anti-Semitic hate messages told an Israeli newspaper that she was “very surprised” to discover that only 3 percent came from those described as members of the political “far-right.”

Monika Schwarz-Friesel, a linguistics professor at the Technical University of Berlin, and her team read 14,000 letters and emails addressed to the Israeli embassy in Berlin and to Germany’s Central Council of Jews, Haaretz reported.

The results were summarized in her book, “The Language of Hostility Towards Jews in the 21st Century,” which was published in German and is due out in English next year.


Verizon Charges You For Not Making Long Distance Calls

Below is information directly from Verizon, yet they don't tell you the charge is close to $50.00 a month. A local resident informed me that they had found this charge on their bill recently and had no idea Verizon could do so. They recommended that our viewers check their more recent bills to see if you too have been charged the same.

Some calling plans may include a monthly minimum charge.

Charges that contribute toward meeting the minimum include, but are not limited to: domestic 1+ and international long distance calls, Operator Assistance calls, and Domestic and International Monthly Recurring Charges. Federal taxes, state taxes, credits, Universal Service Fees, charges billed by other carriers, and other surcharges and taxes do not contribute towards satisfying the Minimum Monthly Charge requirement. Each billing month when the applicable charges are equal to or greater than the MMC, no shortfall charge is imposed. If the applicable charges are less than the MMC rate, the difference between the MMC rate and the applicable charges will be a separate charge shown on the bill as the Shortfall Charge. Source

MCE Hosts Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) Class

And he still stands by it!

Testifying against bills that would legalize or decriminalize marijuana, the police chief for Annapolis, Md., cited a fake news story that reported 37 people died on the first day Colorado’s recreational marijuana law went into effect.

“The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop said Tuesday at a committee hearing, according to the Capital Gazette. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”


Gas Co. Customers Likely To Pay Higher Fees

Ocean City gas customers will likely have to start chipping in to continue infrastructure improvements following the buy-out of the city’s propane provider.

Somewhat counter-intuitively, the Maryland Public Service Commission – which ostensibly protects customers from rate swings – will require that Chesapeake Utilities impose an additional fee on rate payers to justify continued infrastructure improvements in the resort.

These improvements were previously shouldered by the de-regulated Eastern Shore Gas Company, which Chesapeake purchased last year, and now operates as Sandpiper Energy.


Bombshell: British Intelligence Advisor Barrister Michael Shrimpton; Obama Born In Kenya In 1960; CIA DNA Test

Shrimpton reported Obama's purported mom was not pregnant in 1961 and that Obama was born in Kenya in 1960. He said Kenya was under British intelligence files and that Obama's father ran guns for the Mau Mau. He then dropped a bombshell claiming the CIA did covert DNA testing on Obama at a fundraising dinner and the test came back with no match to the claimed grandparents. Shrimpton said Rudy Giuliani's people knew and sat on the intelligence and further stated he spoke with Hillary Clinton's people and that they were quite interested.


Quiznos Preparing To File Bankruptcy Protection

Sandwich chain Quiznos is preparing to file for bankruptcy-court protection within weeks as it contends with unhappy franchisees and a $570 million debt load, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Quiznos has been negotiating with creditors for weeks on a restructuring plan that would streamline its trip through bankruptcy court, these people said, but a deal hasn't yet been reached.


Steven Seagal: If The Truth Came Out, Obama Would Be Impeached

Prospect Passing On NFL To Be Navy SEAL?

Boston College receiver Alex Amidon is probably talented enough to make a living in the NFL.

He certainly would get at least a shot at pro football, if he so desired, after following his All-ACC first team junior season in 2012 with 1,024 yards and a third-team conference selection as a senior in 2013.

But as it turns out, Amidon may bypass a potential NFL future for something much more significant.


Publishers Notes: This is not uncommon. Alton Grizzard was considered a "hero quarterback" for Navy who became very close friends with Terry Bradshaw. Alton chose to become a Navy Seal as well, instead of signing with the NFL. Let's see how this one plays out. 

Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells U.S. Senate Earth’s Geologic History ‘Fundamentally Contradicts’ CO2 Climate Fears

‘We had both higher temps and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today’

Selected Highlights of Dr. Patrick Moore’s Feb. 25, 2014 testimony before the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee:

‘There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years.’

‘Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species…It is “extremely likely” that a warmer temperature than today’s would be far better than a cooler one.’

Earth’s Geologic History Fails CO2 Fears: ‘The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming…When modern life evolved over 500 million years ago, CO2 was more than 10 times higher than today, yet life flourished at this time. Then an Ice Age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 was 10 times higher than today.’


BREAKING NEWS: Russian Parliament Grants President Vladimir Putin Permission To Mobilize The Country's Military

BREAKING NEWS: Russian parliament grants President Vladimir Putin permission to mobilize the country's military in Ukraine one day after President Obama said “there will be costs” if Russia intervenes militarily.

A Salisbury Viewer Writes: Question About The Utility Tree Trimming

I realize that the utility companies hire sub contractors to clear limbs that may disrupt service. I am very happy about that and understand that beauty is not required then doing it, that is not the point of this question. The photo above shows a limb that has been trimmed on both sides of the line and I cannot find an answer to why it has for a number of years been allowed to weigh on the line. I have been told over the phone that the subcontractors work to their instructions and they have done fine in front of my house. Is there a reason I can't see why it is left there and does anyone have a chainsaw with an extension I could borrow for about 30 mins? Thanks and as always I send you and the family the best.

Residents Explode on Superintendent, School Board During Emergency Meeting: ‘This Is Crazy!’

A school superintendent in California got an earful earlier this week when parents were given the chance during an emergency meeting to question his supposedly excessive salary.

“You should all step down and walk away from this! This is ridiculous! This is nuts, this is crazy! I give my wife everything! I do anything I can for my wife! I’m sleeping with her! Who are you sleeping with?” one man shouted during the meeting.

Jose Fernandez, who oversees the Centinela Valley Union High School District in Lawndale, Calif., reportedly earned $663,000 in 2013, according to KCAL-TV.


Officers Of 76th Russian Shock Troops Division Operating In Ukraine

Everyone is curious who those unmarked men in unforms that have been seen in youtube clips from the Crimea are. Courtesy of Russian blogger Lev Shlosberg who writes for the newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya, we now have an answer: according to him they are the officers of the 76th Chernihov (Pskov) Storm Troops Division and have slowly dispersed across key choke points in Ukraine.

From his post, translated by

According to one of the participants in the operation, officers and contractors of the 76th Shock Troops Division have been re-locating to Ukrainian territory since last week. By early this week, there were already more than 100 soldiers. The last of the famous detachments was sent on Thursday, 27 February. They are fully armed, with 5,000 rounds of ammunition per person. There is one truck per 10 soldiers, and they are completely loaded with weapons including flame-throwers. Upon arrival on the territory of Ukraine, they did not report their geographical locations to people, and they were assigned local tasks. Most likely, this was Sevastopol and Simferopol. Emergency troops remain in Yysk, and did not take part in the operation. The barracks of the 76th Storm Troops Division on Margelova Street in Pskov is practically empty.


Black Christian Leaders Challenge Michigan Courts On Marriage Definition

Some in the GOP wish to turn their backs on Christian conservatives and say the Republican party should just stop talking about social issues. They seem to believe a collective mea culpa is the best way forward and that social conservatives are causing them to lose.

Message to the GOP establishment: you are totally wrong and maybe we should change the party initials to OTL (out to lunch). This is the problem with the GOP and all those “inside-the-beltway” consultants and pundits.

If the GOP would actually get out into America they’d understand policy inclusiveness, not just the emptiness of outreach. In the black community, social conservative issues are more unifying than fiscal issues. I’ve often said the most conservative people in America on a Sunday are black.


Another Obama Record… More College-Educated Millineals Are Jobless & Living In Poverty Than Any 20th Century Generation At That Age

The youth vote was critical in Barack Obama’s reelection.

Another record!
More college-educated Millinials are jobless and living in poverty than any other 20th Century generation at that age.
Forbes reported:

It’s not all good news, though. The Pew found that the both the share of college-educated 25 – 32 year-olds unemployed and those living in poverty is greater than any other generation of the 20th century at the same age. And while salaries for college grads have grown by $7K over the last 40 years, median earnings for those 25 – 32 have been stagnant for decades, even as the cost of education has soared. Other data from the University of Waterloo actually shows Millennials underearning their parents at the same age.


Legislation Aims To Slow Utility’s Smart Meter Initiative

OCEAN CITY – Smart meters have been a hot topic of late with area residents planning to meet with Delmarva Power representatives next month amid legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate to address them.

At the conclusion of Tuesday afternoon’s Mayor and City Council work session, Ocean City AARP President Chris Norris announced a meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, starting promptly at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Senior Center on 41st Street regarding smart meters. Representatives of Delmarva Power will be present to provide an overview of the smart meter project and address customers’ questions and concerns.

Last spring, Delmarva Power began installing smart meters, or digital meters, at many residential and business accounts in Maryland as part of a proactive initiative to streamline the billing process and provide consumers and the utility with a better understanding of energy usage. Delmarva Power is authorized by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to install smart meters for all of its Maryland customers.


BREAKING NEWS: Putin Asks For Permission To Use Military

Russian President Vladimir Putin asks parliament to approve use of the country’s military in Ukraine to protect ethnic Russians and a military base in Crimea.


Or Should That Badge Say County Executive Rick Pollitt?

Pemberton Drive Closing

As part of Salisbury Public Works’ ongoing effort to keep the public informed of improvements within the City of Salisbury, please be advised that a private contractor will be closing the flow of thru traffic on Pemberton Drive from Parsons Road to Route 349 (Nanticoke Road) in order to perform tree work.

The work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM, on Saturday, March 1st barring unforeseen problems. Detour routes will be posted and provisions will be made for local traffic to access their property and businesses. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

SFD Calls For Service 2-28-14

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  • Friday February, 28 2014 @ 16:09:55Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: S Division St and milford St Salisbury, MD 21802

Dog Found 3-1-14

We found this male puppy running down Brown Road in Salisbury, near Zion church Road. He is very friendly, he looks like he has a lot of boxer in him. Our contact number is 443-235-1562. If the picture is not clear enough we will take another. He never stops moving so it's hard to get a good picture! Thanks for your help.

Good News: Only 35 Of 50 State Exchange Websites Were Deemed “High Risk”

Or is that 35 out of 58 states? Does the 58th have an Exchange? Has Obama visited it yet?

(Fox News) Security experts worried that 35 state health exchange websites were vulnerable to hackers and were rated as “high risk” for security problems before ObamaCare’s launch, documents obtained by Fox News show.

Fears that the health law’s websites could put consumers at risk have plagued the program’s rollout from the beginning, but the administration told The Associated Press that the documents offer only a partial and “outdated” snapshot of an improving situation.


Paula Deen Will Open New $20 Million Restaurant This Summer In Tennessee

She’s back, y’all. Or at least, Paula Deen is back in the food business for the first time since the scandal over her admitted past use of racial slurs that stripped her of most of her lucrative business deals. And she’s not slipping in through the kitchen door quietly. Unless a $20 million restaurant is the definition of “quiet.”

No, instead Deen is re-entering the food foray with a new Tennessee restaurant that has a pretty hefty operating budget, reportsCNNMoney, after snapping up about $75 to $100 million in funding from investors for her new company, Paula Deen Ventures.


White House Panelist On NSA Says NSA May Enable A “Police State”

Richard Clarke is one of the four White House panelists on NSA spying, and the former top counter-terror czar in the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Clarke has previously said that mass surveillance isn’t needed to keep us safe. And see this.

As Tech Target reports:

Revelations about NSA monitoring activities over the last year show the potential for a police state mechanism, according to the former U.S. cybersecurity czar, but there is still time to avoid the dire consequences.

“[T]hey have created, with the growth of technologies, the potential for a police state.”

“Once you give up your rights, you can never get them back. Once you turn on that police state, you can never turn it off.”


A Value-Added Tax Would Help The Economy Grow

Americans desperately want a fairer tax system and relief from arbitrary treatment by the IRS. True reform requires simply junking the personal and corporate incomes in favor of a consumption tax.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., estimates tax filing, recordkeeping and the like amounts to $168 billion a year — a terrible waste exceeding 10 percent of the taxes collected. Much of the personal information revealed is a terrible invasion of privacy, and the constant fear the IRS will audit taxpayers for their political activities is outright tyranny.

The tax code is riddled with special interest provisions that favor rich donors to political campaigns, distort business decisions and consumer choices and handicap economic growth and jobs creation


Salisbury’s Biggest Discount Shopping Event

One Weekend Only – March 6-8, 2014

Salisbury, MD
– Spring is in the air at the semi-annual Coastal Kids Consignment event which brings together hundreds of local families hoping to sell, shop and save on kids items and also support multiple charities by donating items at the end of the event. This year, financial and in-kind donations will be distributed to Life Crisis of Salisbury, MD; the March of Dimes of Salisbury, MD; the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center of Salisbury, MD and several other Churches and local shelters.

Gearing up for summer fun and warm weather activities while finding quality brand and designer label kids and baby items can put a crunch on any family’s budget. Coastal Kids Consignment has brought together thousands of ways to get what you need at a fraction of the price. The one stop opportunity to find spring and summer season items at 60-90% off retail is a not to miss event!

Joe Biden Puts Democrats On Notice: Don’t ‘Apologize For A Single Thing’

Vice President Joseph R. Biden sent a clear message to fellow Democrats on Thursday about upcoming elections and campaigns: Whatever you do, don’t apologize.

“We should not apologize for a single thing,” Mr. Biden told members of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, NBC News reported. “We should go out and we should flatly lay out … ‘This is who we are. This is what we stand for. This is what we’re going to do.’ “

He said he doesn’t want to hear any talk about the degrading Democratic Party and the potential for members to lose big in the 2014 midterms. It’s the Republicans who should worry, he said, NBC reported.


The World's Top Scientists: Take Action Now On Climate Change

Two of the world’s most prestigious science academies say there’s clear evidence that humans are causing the climate to change.

The time for talk is over, says the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, the national science academy of the UK.

The two released a paper, Climate Change: Evidence and Causes, written and reviewed by leading experts in both countries, lays out which aspects of climate change are well understood and where there is still uncertainty and a need for more research.

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said:

“We have enough evidence to warrant action being taken on climate change; it is now time for the public debate to move forward to discuss what we can do to limit the impact on our lives and those of future generations.”


In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes, Whistle-Blower

Sitting in Memorial Hall at the heart of the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina, Mary Willingham wondered what William Friday would want her to do. Friday’s memorial service in October 2012 drew a large and reverent audience: scholars of the humanities and sciences, national political figures, and university staff members such as Willingham, who’d spent the previous decade tutoring athletes and other undergraduates in need of remedial reading help. The tribute to Friday, president of the state university system from 1956 to 1986, reflected the accomplishments and contradictions of the institution he embodied. Slaves helped build UNC, the nation’s first public university, which opened in 1795. The original Memorial Hall, dedicated in 1885, honored students and faculty who’d died defending the Confederacy. Taking office only two years after the Supreme Court ordered an end to “separate but equal” in Brown v. Board of Education, Friday pushed for desegregation in the face of sometimes-violent opposition. Under his stewardship, Chapel Hill earned a reputation for excellence and became a powerhouse in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.


Farrakhan Calls For Separate Judicial Systems For Whites And Blacks

They say there is one justice for whites and another for blacks. When you consider the likelihood that Obama would have been impeached by now if he were not our Historic First Black President, you almost have to agree. Louis Farrakhan — who has confirmed Barbara Walters’s faltering belief that Obama is the Messiah — wants to make the separate justice official:

“We want equal justice under the law,” Farrakhan said on the last day of the Nation of Islam’s annual convention, held in Detroit this year. “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us.”

Farrakhan suggested that African Americans rely on the Quran and Bible to help set up their own legal system that would be more fair to African Americans.