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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Ocean City Fire Department Reminds Ocean City Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

 Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Ocean City Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Obama administration moves to keep hearing into treatment of force-fed Guantanamo inmate secret

The White House wants a court hearing into a Guantanamo Bay prisoner held without trial since August 2002 held in secret.

Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, has been on hunger strike and claims that attempts by medics to force feed him are abusive.

However, the Obama administration claims that much of the information about Dhiab is highly classified and cannot be discussed in open court.

The Justice Department claims that 'an open hearing risks unauthorized disclosure of classified or protected information. The record in this case is large, with classified and protected information often inextricably intertwined with unclassified information'.

Dhiab's legal team claims that their client has to be forcibly removed from his cell by guards, and strapped to a chair where the force feeding is carried out.

The Defense Department counters that they only force feed patients against their will to keep them alive.



NEW YORK – The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the manufacture, financing and distribution of a large-scale Ebola vaccine is not possible until the middle of next year at the earliest.

WHO is expediting Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials on two highly promising experimental Ebola vaccines, hoping to obtain approval next February.

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control reported the first case of the current strain of Ebola brought to the U.S. by a traveler.

“The Ebola outbreak currently ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times,” WHO said in a statement issued from Geneva.


Sound Familiar?

Texas Girl Kidnapped 12 Years Ago Rescued During Secret Mission In Mexico

A Texas girl abducted 12 years ago was rescued Tuesday during a secret, multi-agency mission in Mexico, reported.

Sabrina Allen, now 17, was located in a town southeast of Mexico City with her mother Dana Llorens, who has been taken into custody. The mom, who was reportedly last seen with the girl on April 19, 2002, was extradited to Texas and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

The secret mission to find the girl involved operatives with the FBI, U.S. Marshals and Mexican Authorities.


Rick Santelli Slams Central Bank Intervention For "Taking The Voters Out Of The Game"

"Central Bankers have moved from being 'nudgers' on monetary policy to basically managing fiscal policy," warns Rick Santelli, adding that "in the West, it's now basically the same." As Santelli points out so accurately, the central bankers have admitted as such, noting "they have to dabble in that direction because nothing can get done in 'politics'" in the US or Europe "for the people - the voters." What this has done, Santelli chides calmly is "take the voters out of the game." Simply put, he blasts, "if central banks hadn't had such a large foray into politics, politicians would have had to sink or swim on the merit - or lack therein - of their policies... that weren't creating the growth." He concludes ominously thatthe 'spread' between central-bank-inspired "stability" and real-world fiscal-policy-inspired "growth" has never been wider.


U.S. Ebola Patient May Have Flown Through Dulles

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas may have flown through Dulles airport when returning to the U.S, United Airlines said in a release on Wednesday.

United released the believed flight itinerary based on information provided by the CDC:

"Brussels to Washington Dulles, Flight 951 and Washington Dulles to Dallas-Fort Worth, Flight 822."


Sheriff Exam in Texas

A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6' 2", strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.

When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff's Department. After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally called him into his office for the young man's last interview. The Chief Deputy said, "You're a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we have, what you might call, an "Attitude Suitability Test" that you must take before you can be accepted. We just don't let anyone carry our badge, son."

Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said, "Take this pistol and go out and shoot: six illegal aliens, six lawyers, six meth dealers, six Muslim extremists, six Democrats, and a rabbit."

"Why the rabbit?" queried the applicant.

"You pass," said the Chief Deputy. "When can you start?"

Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America — About Us, And About ISIS

President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false.

On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview with CBS, “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”

But we know that isn’t true, as nearly a dozen administration officials have testified to the threat posed by ISIS publicly over the last year.


How Your Body Keeps You From Getting Sick

The immune system is critical for protecting against illness-causing organisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, which are collectively known as pathogens. Without it, we would quickly become infected, sicken, and die.

Immune cells are constantly on the lookout for pathogens, patrolling the blood by moving around in the blood. Around half your blood volume is fluid known as plasma; the remainder is made up of millions of different types of cells.

The majority of cells are red blood cells that transport oxygen around. A minority are white blood cells, or immune cells that act as the body's army. The immune system produces many different types of these white blood cells, each with a specific role.
The Factory

All blood cells start their life in the bone marrow, which is the hollow part of the bones; every cell type originally comes from blood stem cells. While blood stem cells produce all of our blood cells, other types of stem cells in the bone marrow produce organs, the bone itself and so on.

Stem cells are able to replace themselves, but must also constantly produce new cells to replace old ones. Red blood cells are replaced after several months, while different immune cell lifespans range from days to years.


Surveillance System Helps To Monitor Poachers On The Bay

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — They go largely unseen, but 24 hours a day, there are eyes on the bay. They’re looking for boats in trouble and boats breaking the law.

Alex DeMetrick reports they’re also watching out for police.

Natural Resources Police have 1,200 miles of the Chesapeake and its tributaries to patrol—meaning NRP officers’ eyes can’ be everywhere but still they find poachers in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere.

“It’s kind of surprising a lot of the times. How did we know they were here?” said Natural Resources Police Officer Greg Jilek.


CDC Warns Funeral Homes in U.S. to Prepare For Ebola Victims

Recommendations caution workers not to embalm corpses

The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that the development is not a cause for alarm.

A three page list of recommendations instructs funeral workers to wear protective gear while handling Ebola victims, as well as warning them not to carry out autopsies or to embalm corpses.

“If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?” asks

Last night it was revealed that a Dallas hospital is holding a potential Ebola victim in “strict isolation” after the patient was admitted based on symptoms and “recent travel history.”

Alysia English, Executive Director of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, dismissed suggestions that Americans should be alarmed by the recommendations.

“Absolutely not. In fact, if they weren’t hearing about it, they should be a whole lot more concerned,” said English.


Tougher Domestic Violence Law Takes Effect In Maryland

WASHINGTON -- A law that stiffens penalties for certain acts of domestic violence has officially taken effect across Maryland starting Wednesday.

"I think this is a very important step," says John McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County.

Under the measure, a person convicted of committing domestic violence may have up to five extra years added to their sentence if the crime happened in front of a child.


Oklahoma beheader ‘represents real Islam’

Decapitation suspect's values seen as 'mainstream'

Reports have been flooding the West in recent months of Muslim terrorists beheading Christians in the Middle East, imposing crucifixion as a penalty, killing children and abducting women for the purpose of sexual slavery.

But those are the “radicals” who don’t represent Islam, Obama administration officials and others repeat. President George W. Bush said Islam is a “religion of peace,” and Obama frequently has defended Islam, most recently insisting the brutal ISIS army that has taken over portions of Syria and Iraq has nothing to do with the religion.

But are the radicals really “radical”?

One expert says the atrocities and acts of violence are the real Islam.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Is the Stock Market Top In?

The pool of greater fools willing and able to buy assets at higher prices with leveraged free money has been drained by six years of credit/risk expansion.

Is the top in U.S. stocks in? The consensus is "no"--corporate profits are rising, the U.S. economy is recovering and has reached "escape velocity," i.e. it can continue expanding even as the Federal Reserve ends its monetary stimulus (QE) and plans the first increase in interest rates since the zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) was launched in response to the Global Financial Meltdown.

Many observers have noted that global capital flows (from the risky periphery to the less-risky core) favor U.S. stocks and bonds--another reason to see the 5.5-year rally continue to new highs.

The case for the top being in rests on three pillars: extremes in monetary manipulation (oops, I mean policy), sentiment, leverage and liquidity, the rise of the U.S. dollar and the diminishing returns on monetary stimulus and the repression of interest rates.

Secret Service chief quits amid scandal

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday, after a security breach at the White House and other high-profile incidents raised widespread concerns about the safety of the president and his family.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a written statement, and the White House confirmed her decision shortly afterward.

"Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it," Johnson said. "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation."


Maryland Looks At Ending Lifetime Casino Ban

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The agency that oversees Maryland's casinos is considering eliminating a program that allows gambling addicts to sign up for a lifetime ban from casinos.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency says it's planning to examine how the program is working and study changes. No timetable has been set.

Agency Director Stephen Martino tells The Capital Gazette that if the voluntary self-exclusion program is axed, gamblers would still be able to sign up for a two-year ban that includes counseling for problem gambling and a healthy-lifestyle program.


A Man With A Gun Stopped The Oklahoma Beheader From Murdering Another Woman

Anti-gun liberals of the world please take note – it was a man with a gun that stopped the Oklahoma beheader from beheading another woman. If a man with a gun had not been there and had not shot 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen, he would have finished his attack on his second female victim. And after that, Nolen would have probably kept beheading people for as long as he could before the authorities arrived. Of course this detail has been greatly played down by the reports in the mainstream media. They never want to say anything good about men with guns. But I’ll bet 43-year-old Traci Johnson sure is thankful that there was a man with a gun there to prevent her from losing her head.

The hero in this situation was an Oklahoma County reserve deputy named Mark Vaughan. But because he was a man with a gun, he is getting very little attention from the big news networks. The following is from a local news report that described what happened when Nolen went after his second victim…

At that point, Lewis claims Nolen met 43-year-old Traci Johnson and began attacking her with the same knife.

Officials say at that point, Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County reserve deputy and a former CEO of the business, shot him as he was actively stabbing Johnson.

“He’s, obviously, a hero in this situation,” Sgt. Lewis said, referring to Vaughan. “It could have gotten a lot worse.”


Halloween Bark – Fun Halloween Food

The season of tricks and TREATS is upon us!
PS….. this only takes minutes to make.
This Halloween Bark has become an October family tradition. Each year my girls  get super excited to make what they refer to as,  Spooky Food!

This fun Halloween food is such a great recipe for the kiddos to help out with. First of all, itonly takes minutes to make. There are no long waiting sessions for the kids to endure. :)While the adults are melting the chocolate or almond bark, those little fingers can be sorting out food sprinkles and breaking up cookies and pretzels.

Want to mix things up? This melt in your mouth Halloween Bark can be customized for your favorite color and candy. Try milk chocolate, or orange colored melts.  Add in leftover Halloween candy. Have FUN!

Hey, I Don't Know Where The Pittsville Money Went

Michael Moore, (possibly a distant relative of Denver Moore) would also like to know not only what happened to the missing funds in Pittsville, Maryland. We'd also like to know why Denver just ran an ad in the Daily Times for a job position while using a P.O. Box in Delmar, Delaware.

Oh, so what position did he run an ad for, a Bookkeeper of course. That's right, the Town Bookkeeper flat out quit and walked off the job. Can't say as I blame her.

In the mean time I am receiving calls on a daily basis asking what the update is with the States Attorneys Office and the possible investigation of such mentioned missing funds. My reply each time is that I would not expect Matt Maciarello to make any comment on an ongoing investigation, so only time will tell. 

That being said, just pull out today's Daily Times classified ads, (no, it is not listed on line) and you'll see the ad. I don't know about YOU but I know I would never want to take on a job in that kind of environment. At least now you know where that particular ad is referencing. It is NOT Delmar, DE. 

If someone who does get the daily times wants to send me an image of this ad I will post it. However, I'm not wasting my good money buying that paper. 

SFD Calls For Service 9-30-14

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Obama has skipped more than HALF of his daily intel briefings -- as spies hit back after he blamed them for underestimating ISIS

President Barack Obama has skipped his in-person daily intelligence briefing on four out of every seven days of his presidency, according to a shocking report released Tuesday.

The Government Accountability Institute, previously best-known for needling members of Congress over insider-trading deals that lax laws have rendered legal, used the official White House calendar to compile a list of the days when Obama wasn't scheduled to receive a briefing.

The resulting numbers showed that he only attended the Presidential Daily Brief 42.1 per cent of the time.


Case-Shiller Home Prices Tumble Most Since Nov 2011, 3rd Drop In A Row

For the 3rd month in a row, S&P Case-Shiller home prices fell MoM with July's 0.5% drop the biggest since November 2011. This dragged the YoY growth to 6.75% (missing expectations of 7.4%) and its slowest rate of increase since November 2012. Non-seasonally-adjusted the drop is even larger (-0.6% MoM). Perhaps most notably San Francisco was the biggest drag on the index.

4th miss in a row for YoY home price gains and weakest growth since Nov 2012...


Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram.

And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department.

That's right. The president could not speak of war, terrorism and genocide without dragging in the incident in a St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed a black teenager:

"In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri — where a young man was killed, and a community was divided."

What, other than its racial aspect, can explain why Obama is so hung up on Ferguson? At the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday, he was back stoking the embers.

"Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement, guilty of walking while black or driving while black — judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness."


Crunch time: Dems face gloomy midterm forecast

With just five weeks until Election Day, early voting already under way and a midnight deadline for campaigns to file fundraising reports, the midterm forecast looks dismal for Democrats and promising for Republicans. President Obama, his approval ratings in the basement, thinks his party can hold onto the Senate and plans to try sell an anemic recovery by claiming most Americans are better off six years into his tenure. For vulnerable Democrats already heavily burdened with Obama’s domestic policy baggage, that sale will be tough indeed. Republicans, who have seen prospects for retaking the Senate improve in recent polls, have taken holdof the threat posed by ISIS militants, hammering the president’s foreign policy mismanagement and taking Democrats to task for their part in the mess. Meanwhile, Democrats in key Senate contests are scrambling to morph from the liberal anti-war stance that got many elected, to hawks on ISIS. The only bright spot for the blue team at this point: cash. They have lots more of it, with wealthy backers pouring in dark money even as Sen. Majority leader Harry Reid and his party deride Republicans over the support of their benefactors. As the GOP pushes contributors for a late surge to even the score, voters can expect an October barrage of ads. Whether that battleground and grassroots efforts can change what appears to be a gloomy outcome for Democrats, remains to be seen.


Decision To Let Cop Killer Abu-Jamal Give Commencement Speech 'Despicable,' Widow Says

A Vermont college's selection of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker is a “despicable” decision that should be reversed, his victim's widow told

Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel was gunned down by Abu-Jamal in 1981, was shocked to learn of the selection by undergraduate students at tiny Goddard College in Plainfield. Abu-Jamal, who will not attend the event and whose speech will be pre-recorded, received a bachelor of arts degree from the 245-student liberal arts college in 1996 through a correspondence program.

“It’s not appropriate,” Faulkner said. “His freedom was taken away when he murdered a police officer in the line of duty. It seems like our justice system allows murderers to continue to have a voice over the public airwaves and at college commencement. It’s despicable.”



WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to screen the young people to determine if they qualify to join relatives in the U.S.

In a memorandum to the State Department Tuesday, President Barack Obama allocated 4,000 slots for refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean for next year. The number is a fraction of the number of children who have already crossed the border into the United States and are awaiting deportation proceedings.


Rare respiratory virus, paralysis spreads among US kids

Washington (AFP) - An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors.

The nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 -- which can cause wheezing and coughing -- coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness in Colorado since early August, and officials are investigating if there is any link between the two.

The nine children in Colorado "had respiratory illness and later developed neurologic illness," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.


Farmers, Congress team up to disarm bureaucrats

'They should do what the rest of us do, call the local sheriff'

Members of Congress and a major consumer-advocacy group have launched a campaign to counter the recent massive arming of federal government regulatory agencies.

The campaign was prompted by moves such as an order by the Department of Agriculture for submachine guns with 30-round magazines.

An online petition by the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund states: “Disturbingly, the arming of regulatory agencies has become more and more widespread in our federal government.”

The consumer group encourages lawmakers to “demilitarize” the agencies.

“While the actual number of armed raids has been low, the fear and distrust that they have created in the local foods community has been widespread and damaging,” the farm-support organization said.



Nearly a week after Comptroller reports massive revenue shortfall, Anthony Brown AWOL on solutions. Will Brown slash spending, hike taxes again or run up more debt to fix shortfall?

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Anthony Brown continues his general election strategy of refusing to directly answer questions on tough economic issues and instead, hiding behind the cut-and-paste responses of his campaign manager.  In the latest example, the reclusive Lt. Governor is absent without leave on a major report last week by state Comptroller, and fellow Democrat, Peter Franchot.  In a tough worded statement directed toward the O’Malley-Brown administration, that more than the massive $405 million tax revenue shortfall itself is the “painful reality it indicates for the budgets of Maryland families and small businesses.”

According to gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, “Maryland taxpayers deserve to know whether Anthony Brown plans to fill this massive tax revenue shortfall by slashing programs, further tax hikes on struggling families or by adding to our $45.3 billion state debt.  Maryland needs a governor who won’t hide from reporters and avoid the tough questions on where he stands,” said the Anne-Arundel County small business owner who is running neck and neck with the sitting Lt. Governor.

“While it won’t be easy to change Annapolis, the solution is simple,” said Hogan.  “As governor, my first priority will be to submit a responsible budget that begins to eradicate the nearly $2 billion in waste, mismanagement and duplicative spending we’ve identified in hundreds of audits that have been ignored by the O’Malley-Brown administration.
“While protecting hard-working rank and file state workers whose jobs and pensions have been under assault by O’Malley and Brown, we will put senior administrators and agency heads on notice that all outstanding audits must be addressed by April 16th, ninety days after our administration begins.
“With the money we save, we will begin rolling back the Martin O’Malley and Anthony Brown’s 40 straight tax hikes.  Enabling struggling families and small businesses to keep more of their hard earned money will grow our economy and create jobs.”
Excerpts from Comptroller Franchot’s statement:
Franchot"Essentially, workers perceive that their take-home pay is headed in the wrong direction and the purchasing power for Maryland families is, in reality, diminishing,"

Franchot“Far more important than what a $405 million shortfall means for the state budget is the painful reality that it indicates for the budgets of Maryland families and small businesses.”

Franchot “Six years removed from the economic collapse, and far too many families and small businesses are still waiting for the recovery they keep hearing about.”

Burrell, Purnell and Gulyas to Be Sworn In October 27th

With no write-in candidates filing before the 5:00 PM deadline on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 the Berlin Board of Elections Supervisors announces that the elections for the Districts 1, 4 and At-Large Council seats will be cancelled. Incumbents Dean Burrell and Troy Purnell, representing Districts 4 and 1 respectively, and Thom Gulyas, who filed to fill the At-Large seat being vacated by long-standing Councilmember Paula Lynch, are automatically declared the winners in the 2014 Berlin Municipal Election.

“The Mayor and Council passed a Resolution in October of 2013 amending the Charter of the Town to allow for the cancellation of an election if only one person filed for a given seat” said Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen. At the same time, a Resolution was also passed establishing a formal process for write-in candidates, which previously had not been specifically addressed in the Charter or Code. “In the past, by tradition, voters could write-in the name of any person on a ballot”, said Bohlen. “While no write-in candidate was ever successful, and there were always a number of invalid write-ins, this process needed to be clarified to avoid confusion.”

Burrell, Purnell, and Gulyas will be formally sworn in at the regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council on October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend.

The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington.

Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the rest of the nation grew more than 41 percent.

The biggest impact comes in the loss of congressional representation.


Contained? Dallas Hospital Discharged Sick Ebola Patient 2 Days Before Isolation

While yesterday's CDC press conference was factual, it was clearly very much designed to avoid panic as time and again the US public was reassured that Ebola in America was 'contained', 'hard to contract', and would 'stop here'. However, as Bloomberg reports [2], the man with Ebola in Dallas was initially sent home from the hospital with antibiotics after seeking treatment for an unknown illness, officials said. We know CDC has stated the need for the US to be prepared but the fact that after the patient sought medical care on Sept. 26 and was sent home with antibiotics, he returned in an ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian two days later and was admitted, suggests US healthcare workers are not prepared for the possibilities that Ebola is here in America (as this is the 13th possible case in the US).


Bill Clinton To Attend Brown Fundraiser

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton is taking his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

In a statement Tuesday, Brown says he respects Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to cancel her appearance at his fundraiser to spend time with her daughter and new granddaughter, born Friday night. Brown also says he's grateful that Bill Clinton is changing his schedule to travel to Potomac for the event.

The fundraiser is expected to raise more than $1 million for Brown's campaign. The former president also attended a fundraiser for Brown in Potomac in May that raised more than $1 million for Brown.


I Need To Get Out More Often!

As most of you know I've been in West Ocean City for the past 4 months working my tail off. That being said, it's been quite a while since I've been out and about and last night was just wonderful.

Talk about an incredible group of people. If there's ANY group of upbeat and exciting people to surround yourself with, it's the REPUBLICANS in Worcester County. 

Last night Mike McDermott held a fundraiser at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City. Oh, I'd guess to say there were more than 200 people there, as well as former Governor Erlich and his beautiful Bride. 

I'll simply say this. I thank you ALL for a wonderful time and it truly was a pleasure seeing all of you once again. Vote for Mike McDermott for State Senate and let's get some HONEST people representing us once again. 

Beau Oglesby Fund-Raiser

Ebola victim was originally SENT HOME from hospital with antibiotics before the deadly virus was diagnosed after he had mixed with other people for TWO DAYS

The man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. went to hospital feeling sick only to be given antibiotics and be sent home.

It was not until two days later that the man was admitted to the Dallas hospital and put in isolation, it has been reported.

It raises the frightening prospect that he was mixing freely with other people for a full two days while showing symptoms of the virus - the time when Ebola is most contagious.

The unidentified patient has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, officials said. The hospital has launched a review into the delay.

Scott Gordon, a reporter for KXAS, tweeted 'Hospital reviewing why patient wasn't properly diagnosed on Friday when he was evaluated and sent home. Dismissed with antibiotics.'


Air drop blunder sees water, food and ammunition delivered to ISIS militants by mistake

Blundering Iraqi air force pilots gave vital supplies of food, water and ammunition to Islamic State militants instead of their own beleaguered troops.

The aid drops were meant to help Iraqi soldiers desperately fending off jihadist fighters near Saqlawia in the western province of Anbar.

Hakim Al-Zamili, an Iraqi MP who is a member of the security and defense committee, said the mistake had effectively allowed ISIS to kill off its besieged soldiers.


'The world could be a very different place if he pulled that gun'

Secret Service allowed a three-time felon carrying a firearm to travel in an elevator with Obama this month

Just three days before a knife-wielding veteran broke into the White House, Secret Service let an armed felon ride in the same elevator as President Obama.

The startling revelation that the commander-in-chief's life was compromised was revealed today, as the director of the Secret Service testified before Congress to explain the recent lapses in security.

The newest security slip-up happened on Mr Obama's September 16 trip to Atlanta, Georgia for a briefing on the Ebola crisis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At the CDC, Mr Obama and his security detail entered an elevator when a contract security officer operating the lift started taking photos and video of the president.


Salisbury Police Department Lawsuit Article About To Become #1 In Just 24 Hours

Yesterday we published the third article referencing one of Salisbury's Finest being charged with yet another lawsuit HERE

If you count the individuals suing the City and this Officer there are now EIGHT people who have filed suit. 

While one individual out there calls me a cop hater simply because I have broken ALL of these news stories, I guess it would be best in his eyes we simply COVER IT UP, just like the rest of your local media have done until Salisbury News came along. 

You know, only tell you the good stuff, like the Chamber of Commerce and Liberal Politicians ask for. Well, we're not like the rest of the local media. We break stories and we tell the TRUTH. 

I'm glad to see you found such interest in these stories and I'm especially glad that one individual gets to see just how responsive YOU have been to such a story. Salisbury News does NOT set the order of the Top 5 Posts, Google does. 

Maryland Awarded Five-Year $650 Million Federal Demonstration Project to Improve Child Safety, Prevent Abuse and Reduce Need for Foster Care

BALTIMORE, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley and Lieutenant Governor Brown today announced Maryland is the first state this year authorized by the federal government to conduct a 5-year, $650 million demonstration project that allows Maryland more flexibility in using federal foster care funds to achieve improved safety, permanency and well-being of vulnerable children. The project includes an extensive planning process and can begin as early as July 1, 2015.

“Every child deserves a home. Maryland’s Child Welfare Demonstration project will help us keep more children safe and help keep more families whole,” said Governor O’Malley. “We would like to thank our federal partners for selecting Maryland to take part in this innovative initiative and for the additional flexibility the waiver allows to invest resources in what works best for strengthening families, protecting children and supporting thriving communities.”

Under federal law, federal foster care grant awards made to states under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act can only be used to provide services to children in out-of-home care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can approve up to ten states per year to conduct demonstration projects that instead allocate IV-E funds as a block grant and that allow states to more flexibly spend these funds on services that keep children safe at home.


Mob of Black Teens Brutally Beats Elderly Man, Smashes Cars in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee suffered another attack by a rampaging mob of black teenagers after they flooded the streets after a local high school football game Friday.

The mob of some 40 teens flooded into the street near inner city Central High School on Friday, September 26 just after the end of the game.

A witness to the rampaging mob, Sharon Mourning, said she wished she were armed at the time. "Had I had been armed we would have had a lot of kids laying in the Bellevue street that night," she said.

The laughing, screaming teenagers waded into the street throwing bricks at cars, jumping on them and damaging them, and accosting pedestrians.


Teachers Union to Spend Record Amount to Help Democrats

The American Federation of Teachers is on track to spend $20 million on midterm elections this year – more than ever before – to target conservative governors and to help Democrats in Senate races that may determine control of the upper chamber.

The Senate races include those of Democrats Mark Begich bid in Alaska, Gary Peters in Michigan, and Al Franken's tighter-than-expected contest in Minnesota, BuzzFeed reports.


Al Sharpton May Pick the Next Attorney

FBI informer "engaged in immediate conversations" with the White House

Would-be coke dealer and government informant Al Sharpton may help the federal government pick Eric Holder’s successor.

Sharpton’s National Action Network is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House,” the organization recently announced.

“The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community,” he said. “We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most,” according to Business Insider.

As’s Mikael Thalen reported when it was announced Holder would step down, the AG’s record of abuse is long and sordid. The list includes Fast and Furious, allowing banks to get off the hook for money laundering, and attacking journalists and government whistleblowers.


A Letter To The Editor: Senator Mathias and the Rain Tax

The O'Malley, Brown administration has made Maryland the topic of many a national joke when they decided to pass a tax on rain. Senator Mathias and his staff continually state that the senator voted
against the Rain Tax. And that is true. But, when you dig a little deeper you will find that before the senator voted against this tax, he voted "for it" by voting for Cloture. The conservatives held the floor and mounted a filibuster to stop passage of the Rain Tax bill, but Senator Mathias voted with the liberals to shut down the debate and override the filibuster. Then, an amendment was offered by the conservatives to place a sunset provision on the tax so that it would have to be brought back to the Assembly for renewal. Without a new authorization, the Rain Tax would have died, but again, Senator Mathias voted with the liberals against this amendment. On the surface it appears that the senator voted against the Rain Tax, but did he really? Senator Mathias portrays himself as a conservative but according to, his voting record is anything but conservative. He votes for higher taxes and more regulation. He supports centralize medicine (the failed Maryland Health Care Exchanged), centralized education (common core). These are not conservative values.

F. Gebhart
Berlin, MD

Wicomico County Tourism on the Rise

Wicomico County Tourism Initiatives Result in $43.1 Million Economic Impact

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism announce that Tourism initiatives brought a total of 34 events to Wicomico County and infused $43.1 million into the local and state economy in FY14, an 11% increase over the previous fiscal year. Of this amount, the direct impact was $27 million.

County Executive Pollitt stated, “More and more people are coming to realize what we’ve known for years. We live in a very special place. Tourism is an essential component of our economic development strategy and continuing to grow it remains one of my top priorities.”

CDC confirms sick Dallas patient has first ever US case of Ebola virus

Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a male patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

The unidentified patient was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, officials said.

Health authorities have begun tracking down family and friends who may have had close contact with the patient and could be at risk for becoming ill. But officials said there are no other suspected cases in Texas.


Easton Police Department claims 1st place in the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge

Easton Police Department

October 1, 2014
Easton Police Department claims 1st place in the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge
On September 8th, the Easton Police Department was awarded first place for the state’s primary traffic initiative; The Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge, for their category. During the past 13 years, the Easton Police has taken the top honor 11 times. Easton police competed in the same category of police agencies with 25-75 officers.

To achieve this recognition, officers had to demonstrate excellence in their use of educational programs and enforcement of Distracted Drivers; Click it or Ticket; Impaired Driving; Aggressive Driving; and Child Occupancy Protection.

The motivation of this program is to help make all of Maryland’s roadways safer by education, prevention, and enforcement. Although the Easton Police Department is the recipient of the award, the citizens of Easton are the true winners. During the rating period, auto collisions have reduced in Easton by 10%

As with the other State of Maryland partners, the Easton Police are also committed to the methodology of “Towards Zero Deaths”, a goal towards having no fatalities on any Maryland roadway.

Secret Service Missed Man With Gun In Elevator With Obama

A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

The previously undisclosed breach, confirmed by two sources familiar with the case, raises new questions about the agency's ability to protect the president.

The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a briefing about the Ebola threat.


52% of World's Wildlife Gone over Last 40 Years

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published every two years, said humankind's demands were now 50 percent more than nature can bear, with trees being felled, groundwater pumped and carbon dioxide emitted faster than Earth can recover.

"This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way we choose to live," Ken Norris, Director of Science at the Zoological Society of London, said in a statement.

However, there was still hope if politicians and businesses took the right action to protect nature, the report said.


Your Car From 1999 Or After Doesn’t Need A Tune-Up

Most people who drive learn the essentials of driving, traffic, car maintenance, and road rage skills from their parents. That’s what parents are for: to pass on their wisdom as well as their bad habits. We also pick up bad or outdated information along the way, like the requirement to change our oil every 3,000 miles. Or the belief that cars need frequent tune-ups.

If your car is more than 15 years old or so, yes, you do need to tune it up. That includes adjustments of parts that newer cars don’t even have, like the carburetor, and replacing spark plugs and the condenser as they wear out. Spark plugs in newer cars, meanwhile, last for up to 100,000 miles.


What the UK Can Learn from Maryland

Earlier this month, I traveled to London to discuss the ways in which CitiStat and StateStat have transformed how we govern in Maryland.

Seven years ago when I took office, the O’Malley-Brown Administration set out to govern in a fundamentally different way – setting goals, measuring performance, hitting deadlines, and getting results. And we set out to make our progress visible and to hold ourselves accountable. As part of our commitment to performance measurement and management, we set 16 Strategic Goals to move Maryland forward.

Whether we’re taking action to drive down violent crime or reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we’re testing our policies to see what works, and learn how we can fix problems that are important to Marylanders. From cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay to ensure the long-term health of our environment and our economy, to improving student achievement to give all our children more opportunities to succeed, we’re changing the way government works.

You can follow our progress online and learn more about what we’re doing in Maryland to make our state better by visiting

And to learn more about my visit to London, and to hear how we all benefit by exchanging ideas and making government more open, please visit the Institute for Government’s blog.

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Combating campus sexual assaults

College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. … One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker.”

The Washington Post recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story. It was written in a way that assumed all female college students will have sex and get blind drunk at parties where they will be assaulted by young males.

In the news stories and in comments by President Obama and public officials, there are only scattered references to individual responsibility. In the Post story some parents advise their daughters to take self-defense classes and be careful. But this deals with effect, not cause. The conversation about sexual behavior should start with young women and men long before they step foot onto a college campus. Young women should be taught to respect themselves and to conduct themselves honorably. Young men should be taught to be gentlemen and respectful of women.

Unfortunately, culture has robbed women of what we used to call modesty and men of their obligation to respect, even protect, women. These were the values I was taught, but today the media drown us in sex and sexual violence.