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Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-20-14

Jim said...
Parents should be able to disipline their children the way they want. Spankings included. Beating is a different story. Did AP beat his child because he used a switch? I dont think so. Is a 4 year old to young for a switch? Yes I think it is. But many of us grew up fine getting spankings with hands, belts, and switches. Thats the way AP grew up and was doing what he knew. I do believe however that 4 is to young to use anything but an open hand spanking.

Publishers Notes: Jim, I'm not going to say I agree or disagree with your comment but I would however like to say the following.

IF YOU sent your child to school with open cuts and bruises, as well as an alleged BROKEN JAW, do tell me what YOU think might happen to YOU?

The answer is quite obvious, you're going to jail for CHILD ABUSE.


So the LAW is telling us the POLICE have more discipline abilities than the PARENTS. They are ALLOWED to TACKLE, PUNCH and SCAR our children, really?

Be sure to HUG a Police Officer today. 

We Can Only Blame Ourselves

Sobriety checkpoint Worcester county

There's a sobriety checkpoint at the Berlin Walmart area on Rt. 50.

Ebola Doctor

Mom’s Home! Toddler Ignores Protocol to Run Into Soldier’s Arms

Being separated from your loved ones for months and months on end can be one of the most difficult things for military families to endure. And after a nine month deployment, one little boy decided he just couldn’t wait anymore to hug his mommy.


North Dakota Parents Claim School is ‘Bullying’ Their Child by Making Him Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Liberal moonbat parents just love to use their children as political pawns to push their anti-American agenda. The latest example comes out of North Dakota, where “free thinker” parents are upset because their special snowflake had to follow the rules just like all the other kids, and stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jesse Adams, of New Town, ND, tells the Minot Daily News that school administrators violated his son’s First Amendment rights by making him stand for the pledge.

“We’re trying to raise free thinkers,” he told the newspaper.

Yes, Mr. Adams is one of those parents.

When his child continued to defy the directions of his teacher, the youngster was told to stand in the hallway for the duration of the pledge. Mr. Adams said that amounts to bullying.

… Superintendent Mark Bluestone is a military veteran and a patriot. He told the Associated Press the child was placed in the hallway to avoid disrupting other students who wondered why they could not sit during the pledge.


Retired Head Of Marine Corps: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Doesn’t Have ‘A Snowball’s Chance In Hell Of Succeeding’

The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail.

“I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance.

Maverick PAC has described itself as a super PAC ”dedicated to inspiring the next-generation of conservatives, electing a new generation of conservative leaders, and sharing common goals and interests that will help shape the future of America.”


4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman

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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman

Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves;
1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around.
2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her.

Democrat Congresswoman Blames Reporters for Their Beheadings; Says They Should Be More Careful

Well, I guess it’s easier said that done, in this case. It’s a little difficult to be more careful on your next go-’round when your head has been forcibly detached from your body.
Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, representing Texas’ 30th Congressional District, argued that the recent gruesome beheadings of two American journalists, by the barbaric Islamic terrorist group, ISIS, doesn’t warrant a response.

In an interview with on September 12, the Dallas Democrat argued against striking back, saying that the reporters played a role in their beheadings, that “Americans should be more careful.”

Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: “They are not attacking the U.S. and we do not, and I will not support unilateral strikes”

Reporter: “Well, they did kill two Americans”

Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: “Yes.”

Reporter: “To a lot of people, that means we have been attacked. You don’t see it that way?”


Justice Served?

As We Stated, Andy's Places Is Closing

The Single Life: Cherish It

These days, it seems so many people in our generation are getting married. On Facebook, we often see new engagements or photos from recent weddings in our newsfeeds. We rejoice with these people as we celebrate a new chapter in their lives. However, many people in our generation might look at these instances and lament about being single, which is a great mistake.

In our culture, there is often a push to hook up, date immediately, or get married soon since our friends are getting married or to quickly get a legal stamp of approval for deep desires (you know what I’m talking about). At the same time, the single life is often condemned or celebrated in a distasteful way by, most namely, feminists, in the name of “gender equality” and disdain for marriage and family life.Hardly do we ever hear the single life discussed as a beautiful chapter in our lives by the media or in our culture. From my own experience, I have only seen that discussion brought forth by the Catholic Church and some Protestant denominations. However, one does not have to be religious to understand why being single for the time being is not a bad thing.

BREAKING NEWS: Second White House security incident in two days

Bomb technicians are investigating a vehicle after a man drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave, before being arrested -- a day after another man jumped the fence and reached the building before being stopped.


Mel Brooks Pranks Hollywood Hand Print Ceremony

Take a look at the picture of legendary comedy actor-director Mel Brooks above – there’s something not quite right about it and you can’t quite put your finger on it, can you?

Have another a look and count his fingers. Now you see it.

The multihyphenate star decided to play the extra-finger prank on Hollywood while having his hand and footprints immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theatre.


A Viewer Writes: "Its working "

Your tax dollars posts are starting to work. We received an email this week telling us no more gift cards. We were told that we would have to pay taxes on them if they were given. They decided just not to give them anymore. Keep up the good work. 

Also, the special ED kids at WIHI also lost their food fundraiser due to the new food rules. I was told that they raised $25000 for their program that will be lost this year. Our after school concession stand will lose much more than that which helped fund many after school activities. Obama is hurting us bad.

Why do Americans hate America?

After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values.”

It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn’t have a precise number because they are “hard to track”) have abandoned their country to fight with jihadists.

In order to teach values, whether British or American, we must first agree on what they are. Since the turbulent ’60s, some Americans have chosen to ignore, even oppose, values taught to their forebears. These tenets begin with personal responsibility and accountability, hard work, capitalism, self-reliance, faith in God and patriotism.


Megyn Kelly Responds To Bill Ayers

Omg: Limbaugh’s ‘Jesus’ Banished From NYT Best Seller List

There they go again.

The New York Times Book Review, which has a history of belatedly recognizing conservative bestsellers, has banished conservative legal author David Limbaugh’s latest,Jesus on Trial, from its upcoming best seller list despite having sales better than 17 other books on the list.

According to publishing sources, Limbaugh’s probe into the accuracy of the Bible sold 9,660 in its first week out, according to Nielsen BookScan. That should have made it No. 4 on the NYT print hardcover sales list.

Instead, Henry Kissinger’s World Order, praised by Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post, is No. 4 despite weekly sales of 6,607.


Feds: Delmarva Fox Squirrel Recovered

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel from the endangered species list.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement Friday in Cambridge. She says conservation efforts by landowners and other partners have enabled the squirrel to recover across many parts of its historic range.

It was one of the first species ever listed as part of the Endangered Species Act in 1967.


After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.

The September 2013 closures -- where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee were shut down, causing a traffic nightmare for commuters -- has been the subject of several federal and state investigations.


Music Fest Hits Sour Note With Fans, Musicians

The Soundwave Music Festival, which was promoted as “three full days of excitement, great entertainment and live music” hit a sour note with some musicians and attendees who said it fell far short of the “not to miss opportunity” they had been led to believe it would be.

“I would have been mad as hell to attend if I had actually paid to attend,” said Jill Crosby of Baltimore, who went with a friend who had won VIP tickets to the festival held Sept. 11-13 at Airlift Acres, a 50-acre site on Worcester Highway near Route 90 and Trinity Cathedral outside Berlin.

The VIP tickets were supposed to include free food and drink, a T-shirt, front stage admission and mingling and partying with the rock musicians. The free food was a cheeseburger and salad in a bag, the T-shirt was from the poorly attended 2013 Labor Day Music Festival held there and there was no party with the rockers although almost anyone attending could have gotten close to them since crowds were non-existent. The rockers included members of Slaughter, Trixter, L.A. Guns, Kix, Kickin Valentina, Seven Ten Oil, Wayland, Blameshift and several other bands.


9 Circuit Court Of Appeals: It’s A-OK For Schools To Restrict The American Flag So As Not To Offend

But of course. Can’t have legal American citizens waving and wearing the American flag and Offending Mexicans waving and wearing the Mexican flag on Cinco De Mayo, a mostly made up holiday celebrated in one tiny Mexican province, and only celebrated here in the U.S. in order to get drunk

(Daily Caller) It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

Most awesome! Denying the 1st Amendment on Constitution Day.

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Remove the Stigma of Bad Black Behavior that Hurts our Race

Rather than waiting until specifics about the Michael Brown case are known — such as autopsy results, detailed officer reports, toxicology or other details regarding his death — some Ferguson residents, Brown supporters and various hangers-on decided to act.

Learning nothing from the Trayvon Martin case, people took to the street with demands for “justice” and homemade protest signs. They were aided by a media seemingly excited about exploiting the narrative that Brown’s death was at the hands of a brutal and possibly racist cop in a militarized police force that cares little about black residents.

Ensuing nights after the shooting brought out the worst in people — including looting and burning businesses, vandalizing property and the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson seeking to “organize” the masses.

Regardless of one’s feelings about the Brown case, there’s a need for honest reflection about the behavior of people assembling in Ferguson, Missouri.

The self-destructive and self-defeating behavior on display in Ferguson was inexcusable. It’s a disservice to residents because it takes a sympathetic, accommodating view of the anti-social, regressive behaviors present during the riots, most of which were, unfortunately, committed by blacks.


Alleged ISIS Photo Controversy Engulfs Sen. John McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endured brutal criticism—media fact checkers, reporters, and political figures have shredded him—for questioning just who McCain posed with.

But a closer look at the situation tells perhaps a different story than McCain’s office or the mainstream media have pushed.

The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when he visited the country. McCain posed for photographs with those people, and since then rumors have sprouted up across the Internet that he met with ISIS or some other terrorist kidnappers or nefarious forces.


Greta: Why Brendan Tevlin’s Murder Matters

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. Brendan Tevlin, you just saw the story right here. But before you did, had you ever heard of Brendan? If not, blame the police, your government and the media.

So far, no big national headlines, and the government certainly is not talking about it. But we all should be. And it isn't just because Brendan was 19, a good kid with lots of hopes and dreams who was viciously murdered in his car at a traffic light on June 25th and whose family is now, of course, devastated. But it's because Brendan's murder may be by Islamic extremists, an act of jihad right here in the United States, in New Jersey. Who says that? Ali Mohammed Brown says that. He's 29, he's been charged in Brendan's murder and three additional murders in Washington State.


Masked man with AMERICAN accent appears in latest ISIS propaganda film 'Flames of War'

The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent.

The 55-minute 'Flames of War' video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language.

The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' English-language propaganda arm.


Meehan Implores SHA To Improve Route 90 Bridge

The Route 90 bridge should be improved before building a new Route 50 bridge, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan told state transportation officials Tuesday.

That bridge “is the reason I’m here today,” he told Jim Smith, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration administrator Melinda Peters and others during the annual county visit to discuss transportation projects. Route 90, he said, is one of only three access points to the resort and it becomes more and more important every year.

When the Route 50 bridge became stuck in the open position for five hours on a Saturday afternoon this summer, traffic backed up all the way to Berlin and caused problems in West Ocean City. Almost all of the Ocean City ambulances happened to be on the other side of the bridge and, for some period of time, only one remained in the resort, Meehan said.


Scots' "Indyref" -- A Post Mortem from Over There

Sen. Paul Questions Sec. Kerry on ISIS Strategy- September 17, 2014

Cardin Hosts Briefing on Efforts to End Discriminatory Profiling By Law Enforcement

“Ferguson and Beyond: Profiling in America”

On Tuesday, I hosted a high-level panel of civil rights and legal experts to review current law and practices of discriminatory profiling by law enforcement. At the center of the briefing was a call for Attorney General Eric Holder to strengthen guidance to local, state and federal law enforcement on banning profiling, as well as the need for a more permanent fix through passage of my bill, S. 1038, the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).The legislation, which is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee, would prohibit the use of profiling based on race, ethnicity, religion and national origin by law enforcement agencies, as well as provide resources for training and gather data on such activity. I wanted to share some of my remarks with you and encourage you to watch the video.
“How many more Michael Browns’ will we have? How many more Trayvon Martins? We all know racial profiling is un-American and wrong. We also know that it is a waste of time and resources. We know it turns communities against law enforcement. But we also know it can be deadly, and therefore has to end.”
“I have been proud to partner with Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Bobby Scott on the End Racial Profiling Act. We have been working on this for years. Recent tragedies have brought new interest and fresh momentum toward making this law. While we await further Congressional action, Attorney General Holder should move to end discriminatory profiling using what tools he has by immediately revising the Justice Department’s guidance to law enforcement.”
My proposed legislation (ERPA) builds upon the Justice Department’s “Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies” issued in 2003. ERPA clearly defines racial profiling to include race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion as protected classes. It requires additional training of law enforcement officers to better educate them on the differences between specific suspect descriptions and sweeping generalizations or profiling.  It also creates better procedures for receiving, investigating, and resolving complaints. It also creates an exception for the use of these factors where there is trustworthy information, relevant to the locality and time frame, which links persons of a particular race, ethnicity, or national origin to an identified incident or scheme.
The ERPA briefing was moderated by Hilary Shelton (NAACP Washington Bureau Senior VP for Advocacy and Policy). Speakers included Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.-3), Laura W. Murphy(Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office) and Nancy Zirkin (Executive Vice President for Policy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights). Panelists included attorney for the Martin and Brown families Benjamin Crump (Attorney, Parks and Crump Attorneys at Law), Chief John I. Dixon III (Petersburg, Virginia Police Department), Phillip Atiba Goff (President, Center for Policing Equity) and Anthony Rothert (Legal Director, ACLU of Missouri).
Benjamin L. Cardin   
United States Senator

Rand Paul: Obama Sounds Like 'There Is No Rule of Law'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed President Barack Obama for not seeking congressional authorization to take military action against ISIS, and argued that the president’s declaration that he must act unilaterally “sounds really like something out of the bizarre third world where there is no rule of law” on Wednesday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

“This is the president who now says ‘if Congress won't act, I must. I must act with or without authority because Congress won't act.’ That sounds really like something out of the bizarre third world where there is no rule of law. He's done it on Obamacare. He's done it on immigration. Now he's doing it on war powers. So, he is a reckless president who is acting in a lawless way. We can try through the court system, but ultimately the courts often say that you just have to un-elect him, that you have to do it through a political recourse,” Paul stated.


‘Oorah!’: The Viral Video of Marines Singing a Popular Christian Worship Song You Just Have to See

There’s a feel-good video going viral that shows Marines at Camp Pendleton exuberantly singing “Days of Elijah,” an upbeat Christian worship song about hope and redemption.

The men, who wave their hands in unison sporadically and shout, “Oorah!” as they sing the praise and worship song, were apparently gathered over the weekend for a Christian service at the California military installation.

A description of the video, which was first posted to Facebook Sunday by a woman named Merrie Pardee Baldwin, reads, “Participatory worship. I love how excited the men get to sing this song & the camaraderie.”


Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads

If your household still receives a daily or Sunday newspaper, take pity on your neighborhood’s paper carrier. It’s hard work to haul the ad-stuffed Thanksgiving editions of the paper to subscribers’ doorsteps. Still, that probably isn’t what papers like the Chicago Tribune and Detroit Free Press had in mind when they announced that they’ll be charging subscribers an extra dollar or two for the privilege of receiving a bunch of ads.

No. We are not making this up. Jim Romenesko has the story, and these two Midwestern papers probably aren’t the only ones that have thought of it so far.



Help Obama Kickstart World War III

Scottish referendum: What does it mean for England?

Across Northern Britain, Scots are waking up to find their country has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. But how will their decision affect England?

The River Tweed has twisted along England's northern border for centuries.

Along the meadows and gardens that slope down to meet it, you will see anglers patiently hoping to catch the trout and salmon for which the river is famous.

But this morning, those who live along the river are waking to find this unchanging part of the world has changed irrevocably.

For despite the success of the "No" campaign in Scotland, it will mean big changes - changes that are not altogether welcome on the English side of the border.


Pabst Brewing To Be Sold To Russian Company

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake in Pabst.

In addition to its namesake beer, Pabst Brewing Co. makes Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz. Pabst was acquired in 2010 by C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., which is known for investing in food brands, including Twinkie maker Hostess.

Pabst Brewing traces its roots back to 1844 in Milwaukee. Pabst Blue Ribbon in particular has also grown in popularity among people in their 20s and 30s in part for its blue-collar appeal and cheap price. Metropoulos has in recent years enlisted comedian Will Ferrell to market the company's beers.


Kitten Found In Willards

Grey male kitten found in Willards Md. Looks like he had a collar on him at one time. 443-614-0969

Here’s How to Force Police Accountability in Your City

Minneapolis – In almost every city across the US, tax dollars are used to cover the damages and settlements from lawsuits filed against their police departments due to officer misconduct. Taxpayers in essence pay out massive amounts in damages for officers not doing their job properly. Additionally, the cost is compounded because taxpayers are forced to continue paying the salaries of these criminal cops.

City officials don’t have the guts to hold officers accountable for their actions. So a new approach is necessary to hold rogue officers responsible for their conduct.

Just like doctors have to carry malpractice insurance, police officers should be required to carry professional liability insurance as a condition of employment.

How this can be achieved is through an amendment to the city charter itself.

In Minneapolis, this process is already taking shape due to the efforts of Communities United Against Police Brutality and the Committee for Professional Policing.

Over the past seven years, taxpayers in Minneapolis have paid out over $20 million dollars to settle cases stemming from police brutality. In just 2011, $4.7 million taxpayer dollars went to cover the costs of officer misconduct. Many other cities across the US have faced similar losses with seemingly no recourse.


Politics: ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the 'optimal age of death' - you won't like it

Old people are such a burden.

Democrats seem to love death. Whether they're yammering about abortion or "end of life" planning, they just can't get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life's stage. They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it's a hard argument to buy.

Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.

Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm. Over at The Atlantic, he's penned an article about his own death and he's made a shocking announcement about the perfect age at which he hopes to die. While he very specifically rules out euthanasia, Emanuel says he hopes his ticker shuts down at the not-particularly-old age of 75.

The reason? 75 is, apparently, the perfect age for a human to buy the farm. According to Emanuel, people who live longer than that risk struggling through a less-than-perfect existence.


Only One Of Three Off-Sale Liquor Applications Granted

SNOW HILL — Continuing a trend of private businesses seeking off-sale liquor privileges in Worcester County, three separate entities attempted to upgrade their licenses this month, but only one was approved.

Town Market Basket in Snow Hill was successful with both Raceway Citgo in Berlin and OC Dollar Store in Ocean City being denied upgrades by the Board of License Commissioners (BLC).

This was Town Market Basket’s second attempt to upgrade their Class A beer and wine license to a Class D beer, wine and liquor. The board denied the request during the previous hearing due to concerns from residents and a belief that the county dispensary meets the carry-out liquor needs in town.

During this second hearing, Town Market Basket, located at 308 East Market Street in Snow Hill, came loaded for bear and attorney Hugh Cropper presented the BLC with a packed room of supporters and a parade of proponents.


Rolls - Royce Lands Biggest Order Ever

Rolls-Royce, the super-luxury car maker, has received its biggest order ever from a hotel executive who is buying a fleet of 30 Phantoms to transport guests at a new luxury resort in Macau.

Stephen Hung is spending a reported $20 million on the fleet of the stately long-wheelbase Phantoms, the Associated Press reports, trumping the previous big order for 14 Rolls-Royces from the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong in 2006.

Rolls-Royce says the fleet will ferry guests to his Louis XIII hotel. Two of them will be the most expensive Phantoms ever made, complete with "external and internal gold-plated accents," according to Rolls' release.


The Most Educated Town in Every State

Believe it or not, there is a way to find out the which is the most educated town in your state. The American Community Survey (ACS) is run by the Census Bureau and it allows the government, corporate and academic researchers, or anyone who wants to study certain types of demographics have a better understanding of the population of the United States.

The ACS includes questions about respondents' education levels.


BREAKING NEWS: 49 Turkish hostages held by ISIS freed, PM says

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages, who had been held by ISIS militants since June, have been freed.


These Are The Most Wealthy Towns in Every State

There is always a curiosity of the geographic distribution of income and wealth in the United States.

Income estimates are from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey for places with at least 1,000 residents. This list shows the areas with the highest median household income in each state.


Can You Hear Me Now?


Toy Company Brings Production Of Lincoln Logs Back To The U.S.

With John Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) as its creator and President Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home as inspiration, Lincoln Logs are about as American as they come. It’s fitting, then, that the toy will once again be made in the United States after a stint in China.

K’NEX, the company that holds the product license from Hasbro right now, announced that the wooden toys will be produced entirely at a factory in central Maine, reports the Press Herald, while some of the plastic pieces in certain sets will still be produced in China.

A company called Pride Manufacturing — which makes wooden things like golf tees and cleats, and cigar tips — says the Lincoln Log production will bring about five to 10 jobs to the company of 130, which is a lot of jobs in a town of 1,100 people, a town selectwoman added.


Customers Claim Lender Shut Cars Down Too Soon After Missed Payment

It seems like a very long time ago that we told you about a new practice in the auto lending industry––cars that the lender can shut down remotely if you happen to miss a payment. The cars won’t shut down while you’re cruising down the highway, but will simply refuse to start when the ignition is off. Simple enough, but some customers claim that one company shut their cars down too early, and have filed a class action lawsuit.

The controversy isn’t over the use of these systems in the first place: customers accept that when they purchase the car. What these customers and the company don’t agree on is whether the system, called Passtime Elite GPS, works in a way that should be legal in the state of Nevada.

At the center of the lawsuit is a woman who struggled to make payments on her minivan, and found that her car had been remotely disabled on the 11th of the month after she wrote a check with insufficient funds in her bank account. Nevada law spells out that a lender can repossess a car 30 days after the due date for the missed payment, and she was only 11 days past the date. The following month, the lender did the same thing only 16 days past the deadline.


Benghazi Security Officers Challenge Dem Reps to Debate

Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, two security officers who were in Benghazi on the night of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks challenged two Democratic congressmen who doubted the veracity of their claims that they were told to “stand down” by the CIA station chief while the consulate was under attack to a debate on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

After watching clips of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) denying that such an order existed, and dismissing the claims of Paronto and Geist as part of a “campaign to promote a new book,” and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) stating a stand down order “was never given,” Geist said “I would like to invite Mr. Schiff to a debate ... we can talk about it.” And “he wants to see and say that to my face. We can talk about it, and talk about everything.” Paronto added “we can talk about it ... it's difficult for me because you're calling a Ranger, a SEAL, and three Marines liars.”