Salisbury News

Salisbury News


Build It And They Will Come

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:35 PM PDT

If there's one thing I enjoy in life its being able to reflect on my past experience in business and use that experience for the good of the community.

I share that because many years ago I decided I wanted to open up a new version of Billiard Rooms, (Pool Hall) in modern communities. The main problem I faced was the public.

If you pick the right location and you build it right, it can work. Location is the key in the case of a Skate Park. A young man at last night's public hearing stated that we can all come together and find a location we can all agree upon.

So let's think about that for a minute. Things have progressed in the right direction, so far. In my honest opinion, this Skate Park needs to be in a location away from residential. I'm thinking more like Winter Place Park.

OK, I know, it's not in the City. Well, perhaps the City doesn't have the RIGHT location. Matt Maciarello stated last night that the Park needs to be designed for the future as the sport is constantly growing, he's right.

Winter Place Park may not be a skate board ride from home but if you put it on the East side of Salisbury, those who live on the West side will have a problem getting there too. So place it in an area in which parents can bring their kids to enjoy.

John Robinson's proposal is a nice gesture but it will not work. The City/County must own the property. Folks, we're this close to settling a deal. However, a property must be chosen and agreed upon. The Council likes the idea, now you have to come up with a location to make it work.

Clearly the last two choices are not suitable. Through comments I'd like to see you use this Post constructively and tell us what location you think would work best. I couldn't build a Billiard Room in a residential community. THINK, what property does the City own that could work.

Keep in mind that the County isn't ponying up ANY money for this concept. However, the County does have land. They are using the excuse that they are afraid of liability and that's a load of crap. The liability on Skate Parks is minimal, seriously. Is someone going to get hurt, absolutely, that's a given. With the proper restrictions and releases they enjoy at their own risk.

I look forward to seeing your comments. Again, let's make this positive.

Feelings

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:30 PM PDT

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived:
Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love.
One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink so
all repaired their boats and left.
Love was the only one who stayed -- Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment.
When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat.
Love said,"Richness, can you take me with you?" Richness answered, "No,
I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place
here for you."
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful
vessel, "Vanity, please help me!".
"I can't help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, "Sadness, let me go with
you."
"Oh...Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even
hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come Love, I will take you." It was an elder.
Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder her name.
When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Love realized
how much he owed the elder and asked Knowledge (another elder):
"Who helped me?"
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is
capable of understanding how great Love is."

Obama Up Over Romney By Seven As Negative Ads Take A Toll

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:00 PM PDT

President Barack Obama is up seven points over Mitt Romney among registered voters -- 52 percent to 45 percent -- in a just released CNN/ORC International poll.

The margin echoes those of other polls released in recent days, and suggests that the barrage of tough advertisement against the presumptive Republican nominee has taken a toll. As CNN notes:

More

Sen. Brown Slams Costly Push To Register Welfare Recipients As Politically Motivated

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:30 PM PDT

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown slammed his own state for spending $275,000 on what he described as a politically motivated push to send voter registration letters to people on welfare.

According to MyFoxBoston.com, the state is spending the money to send the letters to nearly 500,000 people on welfare, in response to a suit claiming the law requires welfare recipients be offered the chance to register when they sign up.

More

Obama’s Economy Hits The Dinner Table

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:00 PM PDT

President Obama is busy attempting to make this election about small things and ridiculous distractions, but no matter what, Americans cannot escape the harsh realities of the Obama economy. Even a trip to the grocery store has become more difficult for struggling families.
To help illustrate this, consider Julia, the fictional character created by the Obama campaign.

Let's say Julia goes shopping. She buys the groceries she purchases regularly—produce middle-class Americans might obtain on any given trip to the store. White bread, ground beef, red apples, beans, flour, turkey, and so on.

As it happens, Julia has a receipt from just before Obama took office for the same items. Same groceries, pre-Obama. What does she find? She's now paying higher prices. There's been a nearly 15 percent increase since Mr. Obama took office.

More

Report Finds Widespread Fraud In Taxpayer ID Program

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:30 PM PDT

A recently released report shows widespread tax fraud in connection with the federal government's Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program.

The U.S. Treasury inspector general report accuses the IRS of discouraging employees from reviewing applications for the ID numbers, which are generally from non-resident workers.

The inspector general specifically said there were 154 mailing addresses that were used 1,000 or more times on applications, including 15,795 numbers assigned to a Phoenix address.

More

‘Chicken Offsets’: Conservative Lawyer Creates Website Parodying Liberal Responses to Chick-fil-A

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:00 PM PDT

Are you sick of hearing liberals complain pointlessly about the inherent "sin" of eating at Chick-fil-A? So is Ted Frank, a lawyer who represents consumers in class action lawsuits and has a relatively conservative set of legal credentials, has set up a website called "Chicken Offsets," a play on Al Gore's concept of "Carbon Offsets." On the site, Frank offers an odd deal for supporters of gay rights who also are getting withdrawal from the absence of waffle fries and spicy chicken sandwiches:
Hi! I'm Ted Frank and I love the chicken sandwiches at Chick-fil-A. But I also like my gay-married friends and don't like the guilt of indirectly supporting Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights. And I know there are lots of other people in the same boat. So I've started ChickenOffset.com. Every time you buy a chicken-sandwich meal at Chick-fil-A, you can buy an "offset" here. You can print out the receipt and demonstrate to your friends that the money you gave for LGBT youth more than compensates for the profits you put in Chick-fil-A's coffers. $1 gets you 1 chicken-meal offset; $6 for ten offsets. We promise to send at least 90% of the proceeds (and will almost certainly send more than that) after our minimal expenses to It Gets Better and theWilliams Institute.
More

Jewish and Christian Pro-Israel Groups Slam Democratic Party for Inviting Jimmy Carter to Speak at DNC Convention…During Prime Time

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:30 PM PDT

Within hours of Tuesday's announcement that former President Jimmy Carter is going to address the Democratic National Convention, Jewish groups have begun lining up to protest the Democratic Party's move. Though the speech will be pumped into the Charlotte venue via video, supporters of Israel are aghast the former president who has spent his years out of office promoting an anti-Israel agenda is being granted a prime time slot.

While President Obama has been trying to present himself as a champion of Israel in the hopes of maintaining the Jewish majority which supported him in 2008, Carter's inclusion conveys a starkly different message. In 2006, Carter authored the book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid which made great strides in legitimizing the "apartheid" canard against Israel, even though most visitors to Israel immediately recognize the falsehood in comparing the Jewish state – which takes security precautions to protect itself from hostile neighbors – to South Africa.

More

Gun Sales Up In Va. After Buying Limit Repealed

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:00 PM PDT

Gun sales are up in Virginia following the repeal of the state's long-standing one-handgun-a-month law.

Firearm transactions rose by 17 percent in July compared to June, according to the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center said. The limit was lifted July 1.

Firearm transactions in July totaled about 29,000, up 29 percent from 22,547y transactions recorded in July 2011.

More

Economy

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:30 PM PDT


Remember These?

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:00 PM PDT




Fed Agency Leases Luxury SUV That Violates Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Standards to Transport Obama Appointee Three Blocks

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 03:30 PM PDT

An Obama appointee leased a luxury sport utility vehicle for his agency at taxpayers' expense that violated the administration's own fuel efficiency standards and was used primarily to transport him three blocks to and from the office each day, a recent investigation found.

Richard Lidinsky, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, received rides in the 2011 Chevy Tahoe to and from the office and Union Station, usually chauffeured by FMC staff whose job description did not include driving, according to a report by FMC Inspector General Adam R. Trzeckiak.

More

Del. Pediatrician Accused Of Endangering Children

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 03:00 PM PDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Georgetown pediatrician and his wife have been charged with recklessly endangering their two daughters, including the use of a form of discipline that police say the man called "waterboarding."

State police say 58-year-old Melvin Morse and his 40-year-old wife, Pauline Morse, were arrested Tuesday.


More

Radical Muslim Cleric & Former U.S. Resident Preaches About ‘Thirst for the Blood of the Jews’ & Claims Israeli ‘Gang’ ‘Sodomized’ Egyptian Boys

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Radical messages coming from figures in the Middle East are nothing new. But two recent sermons from Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan (also spelled Salah Sultan), founder of the Ohio-based American Center for Islamic Research, are worth noting.

The messages, which, according to MEMRI, appeared on Al-Aqsa TV on July 27 and August 3, seemed to offer support to people around the world who "thirst for the blood of the Jews."

More

Iran Threatens U.S. Over Syrian Abductions By Rebels

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:00 PM PDT

Should any of the Iranians taken hostage by rebels in Syria be harmed, America should expect Iran's intelligence agents to respond in kind, the Islamic regime has warned.

Forty-eight Iranians were seized Saturday in Damascus by rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Iran claims they are pilgrims, but Abdel Nasser Shemir, a rebel commander, in an interview with the news organization Al Arabiya, charged they were members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards whose confiscated documents proved as much.

More

A Big Victory For The People Of Michigan

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:45 PM PDT

The state Supreme Court ruled at the end of last week that Michigan's Public Act 4 – also known as the Financial Managers law – will be put on the ballot for repeal this November. That law gives Republican Governor Rick Snyder unprecedented powers to take over cities he deems are in financial crisis, appoint a crony to fire all local elected officials, and then get to work breaking union contracts, slashing public spending, and selling off parts of the commons to corporate interests. Already, several cities including Flint are under the control of so-called financial managers. The effort to repeal the law hit a snag earlier this year, when the state canvassing board, on which lobbyists supporting the law sat, rejected the ballot petition over font size. The state Supreme Court has now reversed that decision, and the people of Michigan will finally have their chance to bring democracy back to the Wolverine State. Stay tuned.

Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:30 PM PDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women's Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House.

Pelosi said she heard them say: "At last we have a seat at the table".

A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.

 More

Draw Bridge Now Working

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:32 PM PDT



Private Prisons Are A Bad Deal For Taxpayers

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:15 PM PDT

Pay no attention to the profit-seekers; private prisons are a bad deal for taxpayers. Recently, private prison corporations like the Corrections Corporation of America have been urging states to sell them their prisons under the promise that the private sector can administer them better and cheaper. But looking at a recent study out of Arizona, these prison corporations aren't living up to their promise. According to the Tucson Citizen, private prison contracts are actually costing taxpayers $3.5 million more per year than if the state just ran their own prisons. But beyond being a bad deal economically, private for-profit prisons are bad for our freedom. By injecting the profit-motive into incarceration, then there's incentives to lock more and more Americans up. Which is why for-profit prisons use groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC – to lobby for stricter drug and immigration laws to throw more people in prisons, and thus collect bigger profits. This is one of many dangerous side effects to unfettered corporate capitalism.

Google Search Gets Personal Pulling Information From Your Gmail Into Results

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 01:00 PM PDT

On Wednesday, Google announced its Internet search engine would draw information from its users' Gmail accounts on its main results page for those who opt into its pilot program.

The feature announced Wednesday marks Google's latest attempt to deliver data that people are seeking more quickly as it tries to maintain the dominance of its lucrative Internet search engine.

Google Inc. is initially testing the feature with 1 million Gmail users who must sign up to participate. Gmail's more than 425 million users already can search within their e-mail accounts to find something they need, such as an order from Amazon.com or an airline reservation. Now, Gmail users who join the trial will be shown a list of relevant e-mails on Google's main search results page if the correspondence contains a word entered in a search request.

More

Gun Control

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:45 PM PDT

Gun control advocates aren't exploiting the recent spate of mass shootings when they talk about implementing sensible gun control laws. But the NRA is exploiting the shootings when they use them to hype up wild conspiracy theories about President Obama. As Business Weekreports, just three days after the Colorado theatre massacre, the NRA sent a frantic letter to its members asking for donations and warning, "the future of your Second Amendment rights will be at stake...and our freedom will be at stake." The letter goes on to say that a re-election of President Obama will result in the confiscation of firearms and a ban on semi-automatic rifles. This is just the latest attempt by the NRA to paint President Obama as anti-gun, despite the fact that he's received a grade of an "F" from the Brady Center on gun control, and gun rights have expanded during his first-term. But when it comes to scaring Americans to raise money, the NRA doesn't care about the facts.

Reminisce 2 Concert Slated For Friday, August 10th Postponed

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:40 PM PDT

Salisbury, MD – Due to unforeseen circumstances, CD'S Entertainment has rescheduled the Reminisce 2 concert featuring the Barkey's, Midnight Star and Zapp for Friday, October 5th. The show time will be at 8:00 p.m. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for the August 10th performance will be honored on October 5th. Ticketholders unable to attend the October 5th performance should contact that Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office during regular business hours (M-F from 8am to 5pm) at 410.548.4911 or in person at 500 Glen Ave. Salisbury, MD.

Chicago Won't Show Public Records In Abortion Death

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:30 PM PDT

After 24-year-old Tonya Reaves reportedly bled to death following an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility, a legal group is charging that Chicago authorities are violating their state's public records procedures by refusing to release documentation about the incident.

Allison K. Aranda, a senior staff counsel for the California-based Life Legal Defense Foundation, confirmed today that a formal public records request for Reaves' autopsy report was made in writing July 23 by a staff member for Operation Rescue.

More

The World Is On The Brink Of A Major Food Crisis

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:15 PM PDT

For the first time in recent history, humanitarian organizations are responding to three major food crises – one in West Africa, one in East Africa, and one in Yemen. Accelerating climate change and dwindling resources have created several severe food shortages – adding 43 million more people around the world to the ranks of those who will go hungry this year alone. As Barbara Stocking, the chief executive with OxFam Great Britain, warned, "without urgent action, things will only get worse, and multiple major crises could quickly move from being an exception to being the norm." If the United States doesn't take the lead in using resources and energy more responsibly soon, then the rest of the world is going to descend into chaos, and we as a nation will go down with them.

Oregon Business Owner Claims Liberal Customer Slapped Him Over Anti-Obama Sign

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 12:00 PM PDT

"Hey Obama, I built my business by myself, you lousy incompetent excuse for a President."

These are the words that may have earned Oswego, Oregon business owner Kevin Kerwin, who calls himself "Kevin the Geek," a palm to the face. Indeed, Kerwin claims that a sign he posted outside his store, bearing precisely these blunt words, induced a woman to enter his store with no intention to do anything other than slap him for bad-mouthing Obama.

More

New Legislation Would Place A Tax On Carbon Emissions

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 11:45 AM PDT

Speaking of climate change, Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott introduced legislation last week to place a tax on carbon emissions. The Managed Carbon Price Act of 20-12 would require major producers of greenhouse gases, like the coal, oil, and natural gas industries to purchase carbon credit from the Treasury Department depending on how much pollution they emit into the air. According to the Brookings Institute – carbon credits would run at a price of roughly $15 per ton of carbon. The revenue generated from the tax will then be put to paying down the deficit, and giving energy consumers subsidies to deal with slightly higher prices as the economy transitions from fossil fuels to renewables. According to polling, 75% of Americans support regulating carbon greenhouse gases as pollutants – and 60% support a carbon tax similar to what Congressman McDermott has introduced.

Oregon 'Rain Man' Begins Serving 30 Day Sentence

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 11:30 AM PDT

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

"I'm sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty," Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.

More

Update On Feldman's

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 11:16 AM PDT






As you can see the one building is almost completely gone with the exception of the back wall that faces the river. There's a slight chance they'll take that wall down today but soon enough we'll be able to see the river for good. Things are moving along well.

Retired NYC Police Protest Union Support For Stop And Frisk

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 11:15 AM PDT

Facebook, ACLU: Clicking 'Like' Is Free Speech

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 11:00 AM PDT

NORFOLK, Va. -Attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal appeals court to rule that clicking "Like" on the social networking site is constitutionally-protected free speech.

The case revolves around six employees who were fired by Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts after they supported his re-election opponent in 2009. One of those workers, Daniel Ray Carter, had "liked" the Facebook page of Roberts' opponent.

Facebook said clicking `Like' was the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign.

More

Details Emerge On Government Study Of Presidential Pardons

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:45 AM PDT

A review triggered by stories published by ProPublica and The Washington Post will test the effect of race on pardon decisions.

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a request for proposals for its first-ever in-depth study of presidential pardons [1], providing fresh details on what it envisions the review will entail.

The agency said it would undertake the study in response to articles [2] published by ProPublica and The Washington Post in December that found white applicants were nearly four times [3] as likely to be pardoned as minorities. African American applicants fared the worst: Just 7 of 189 people pardoned [4] by President George W. Bush were African American. So far, President Obama has pardoned 22 people, including 2 minorities.

More

City Won't Pay Lawsuit Settlement

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:30 AM PDT

The Baltimore Board of Estimates has voted against a settlement that stemmed from a lawsuit filed against three city police officers accused of kidnapping and stranding a teen in 2009.

The officers were accused of picking up 16-year-old Michael Johnson in 2009, driving him around for hours and then dropping him off in Howard County, 10 miles from home, without shoes, socks or a cell phone.
 
The teen told WBALT-TV 11 News at the time that the officers were trying to get information out of him about one of his friends.

More 

Online Voter Registration

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:15 AM PDT

We have exciting news to share! Yesterday, the State Board of Elections announced that for the first time ever, Marylanders can register to vote and update their address information online.


This is a big step forward in making the voting process more accessible and efficient for more Marylanders through a secure system.


To register online, an eligible Maryland resident must have a Maryland-issued driver's license or an ID card issued by Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration.


You can also still register by paper. Please visit one of our many government offices, including MVA offices, State department offices, local departments of Social Services Offices and post offices, or you can request an application by mail by calling 1-800-222-8683.


I strongly encourage all Marylanders to register to vote and of course, to get out to the polls on November 6th.

SSA Offers Early Retirement To 9,000 Employees

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:00 AM PDT

The Social Security Administration is offering voluntary early outs to about 9,000 employees — or more than 14 percent of the total workforce.

To be eligible, employees must have 20 years of creditable service and be at least 50 years old, or have at least 25 years of creditable service at any age, including five years of civilian service, according to an SSA email to Federal News Radio.

Employees must be serving under a non-time-limited appointment and have been continuously working for SSA since Dec. 26, 2011.

More

WCSO Press Releases 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:53 AM PDT

Incident: Assault on a DOC Employee
Date of Incident: 3 Aug 2012
Location: 401 Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Ronald Ralph Brooks, 69, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 3 August 2012
an officer from the Wicomico County Department of Corrections was performing his duties when he was confronted by an inmate, Ronald Ralph Brooks, who threw both urine and feces on the officer. The substances struck the office in the face and on his leg, requiring him to immediately withdraw and seek assistance. The officer was cleaned of these substances and provided medical attention.

Based on Brooks' actions, an arrest warrant for assault was obtained and subsequently served by the Sheriff's Office on 7 August 2012. Brooks was processed on this additional charge and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner who continues Brooks' detention.

Brooks was currently being held without bond on an assault charge at the time of this incident.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree on a DOC Employee
Inmate Cause contact with Bodily Fluid

INCIDENT:
Armed Robbery
DATE:
August 7th 2012
LOCATION:
Thirsty's in Delmar, Maryland 21875

NARRATIVE: On August 7th 2012
at 10:30pm, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office responded to Thirsty's in Delmar for an armed robbery. The scene was then turned over to the Wicomico County Bureau of Investigations. The store clerk advised that two unknown black males entered the store brandishing handguns .The first suspect was a black male wearing all black clothing armed with a revolver. The second suspect was a black male wearing all dark clothing and a dark red hoodie armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Both suspects were wearing face masks. Suspects obtained an unknown amount of U.S. currency and fled the business on foot towards Chestnut Street. The clerk was not injured during the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wicomico Bureau of Investigations at 410-548-4898.

Armed Robbery/1st Degree Assault

DISPOSITION:
Currently under investigation.

Incident: Burglary Investigation
Date of Incident: 7 Aug 2012
Location: 1000 block of Maple Street, Delmar, MD
Suspect: Pending

Narrative: On 7 August 2012
at 9:15 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office responded and investigated the burglary of a detached garage in a residential neighborhood. Investigation revealed that the unknown perpetrator(s) entered the building through a window and made off with several tools and small electronics.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-548-4891 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Charges: Burglary

"The Beijing Conference": See How China Quietly Took Over Africa

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:45 AM PDT

Back in 1885, to much fanfare, the General Act of the Berlin Conference [5]launched the Scramble for Africa which saw the partition of the continent, formerly a loose aggregation of various tribes, into the countries that currently make up the southern continent, by the dominant superpowers (all of them European) of the day. Subsequently Africa was pillaged, plundered, and in most places, left for dead. The fact that a credit system reliant on petrodollars never managed to take hold only precipitated the "developed world" disappointment with Africa, no matter what various enlightened, humanitarian singer/writer/poet/visionaries claim otherwise. And so the continent languished. Until what we have dubbed as the "Beijing Conference" quietly took place, and to which only Goldman Sachs, which too has been quietly but very aggressively expanding in Africa, was invited. As the map below from Stratfor shows, ever since 2010, when China pledged over $100 billion to develop commercial projects in Africa, the continent has now become de facto Chinese territory. Because where the infrastructure spending has taken place, next follow strategic sovereign investments, and other modernization pathways, until gradually Africa is nothing but an annexed territory for Beijing, full to the brim with critical raw materials, resources and supplies. So while the "developed world" was and continues to deny the fact that it is broke, all the while having exactly zero money to invest in expansion, China is quietly taking over the world. Literally.



More

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:37 AM PDT

The NY Banking regulators clearly do not understand the regulatory 'hands off' philosophy of Treasury and the Fed towards the pampered princes of finance and the privileged few.

This was supposed to have been privately settled amongst gentlemen with a gentle wristslap and a thorough coverup.

And of course this exposes the Federal government and their financerati as utter hypocrites, especially when they are stoking the fires of conflict.

Only the little people are meant to suffer for their country. For the favored few, everything is just another law-bending, money making opportunity.

Some of the wording in this is priceless, especially considering the extent of what the Bank had done and with whom.

I won't be holding my breath for the US regulators to clean up their own manipulated markets and privileged insiders. It might muss someone's ruffled sleeves and Presidential cufflinks.

Liberty and justice — for some.

More

Today's Fill In The Blank 8-8-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:30 AM PDT

I wish I knew how to _____.

Its Hot

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:23 AM PDT

Core Problem Is Too Much Centralization ... In Both Government AND The Private Sector

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:15 AM PDT

Nobel prize winning economist Ed Prescott has previously said that we have to break up the big banks [16].

Prescott notes in a new interview that centralization – of either government or banking – is a core problem [17]:

[Question] Brussels is using this crisis to grab more powers from governments. How does that make things even worse?

[Prescott] Dangerous centralization.

China … From 1,000 to 1,300[A.D.] was the richest country, the most advanced. They had done much better than Europe, and they were by far the leader.

But then – under the Ming Dynasty – they got centralized, and they started preserving the status quo. The provinces lost their power.

[The Ming Dynasty got rid of the "press".]

And technological regression set in there. People from the other end of the Euro-Asia land mass came and humbled that great empire.

[Question] Why is the U.S. economy doomed to fail and what will happen?

[Prescott] They haven't gotten rid of the too big to fail problem.

They get real big … people know who led to these financial institutes, know that they will be bailed out, will expect it, and therefore the institutes can borrow at a lower rate. So they gamble…

Government likes to get favors out to certain people and then big contributions ….

Dr. Prescott is right …

More

Bernanke's Nightmare Audit Pushed For Romney's Platform

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:07 AM PDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls it his "nightmare scenario." One of Mitt Romney's top economic advisers called it "trouble."

Yet as they look to their national convention starting in Tampa on Aug. 27, Republicans are considering including a plank in their party platform calling for a full audit of the central bank.

Prodded by the failed primary bid of longtime Fed critic Ron Paul -- and the grassroots enthusiasm the Texas congressman's cause inspired among bail-out weary Tea Party activists and small government advocates -- Republicans are entertaining a prospect that has long made them and some of their financial supporters cringe.

Paul, in an interview, warned that if Romney's backers resist the effort, it could result in a politically distracting and messy fight in front of the national media. "It's good economics and it's good legislation, but it's also good politics, because 80 percent of the American people agree with it," Paul said. If Republican leaders "exclude it, I would think some of my supporters would be annoyed and feel strongly enough to take it to the floor under the rules."

More

Today's Advertiser Of The Day 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:00 AM PDT



Skate Park Meeting

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:56 AM PDT

Joe,

Last evening the City of Salisbury held a public hearing regarding the receipt of state monies to cover the "First Phase" of the Salisbury Skatepark. During the course of the meetings opening comments from the public there is some "not in my front yard" commenting and questions about the location from neighbors who also happen to live not in the city but, in Wicomico County! The objection were handled well with most in attendance realizing these kids need a place to safely skate.

Debbie Stam from the city reminds those in attendance that the location was selected based on the DNR grant requirements which include but, are not limited to, land owned by the City that is paid for and deemed suitable by the DNR.

Then up rises the great philanthropic citizen John Robinson to announce let's move this thing to my building I own in the industrial park, I paid $265k for it and will give it to the city while I pay 15 years of payments on it! You can have it inside and I'll even help build it because I'm a skater and I know what needs to be built!

He further stated that the kids that will skate this facility wherever it is are inherently bad and he has them in his living room every night and can't control them! I about fainted in less than five minutes John Robinson completely negated 5 years of work to get this project to the construction phase!

Following John all the not in my front yard people immediately stated yes! Build it in the building a private citizen has 15 years of payments to make using the State of Maryland's money!

What an idiot it was on PAC-14 you need to watch the tape John is an idiot! Just an fyi on your least favorites most recent stupid acts to sabotage someone else's hard work. Many are so frustrated that 5 years of hard work was submarined in less than 5 minutes by 1 idiot!

Who Follows Salisbury News?

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:13 AM PDT


Mayor Jim Ireton and Sarah Lake, that's who. Because Salisbury News is so well viewed, the word was out early this morning as to what's going on Downtown. This brought in the Mayor and Sarah Lake with the new Newspaper, like toilet paper, wiping up the rear.

Your not going to get new news. It will be a weekly paper that simply follows in our footsteps just as the rest of the local MSM. They don't have the sources, unless you want to hear nothing but the Mayor's side of things.

Considering this new group of young wanna be's don't have the instincts or knowledge of what's really going on, (similar to knowing I should be out at Feldman's at 7:30 AM this morning) perhaps I should shut down Salisbury News and watch these guys scramble. Nah, I have too much fun with what I do to walk away.

In the mean time, enjoy the print edition of Salisbury News once a week.

JAMES LEWIS MEAGHER, JR. SENTENCED TO EIGHTEEN YEARS INCARCERATION FOR SEX ABUSE OF A MINOR

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:57 AM PDT

On August 7, 2012, James Lewis Meagher, Jr., age sixty-three, of Salisbury, Maryland was sentenced to eighteen years active incarceration and seven years of suspended incarceration for the sex abuse of a minor. The Defendant was also sentenced to an additional ten years of incarceration for other crimes charged by the State to be served concurrently. The Honorable Judge Beckstead accepted a plea of guilt to the top count of the indictment, sex abuse of a minor and two counts of possession of child pornography.

Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Child Advocacy Center, Child Protective Services and Detective Seichepine of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Maciarello also thanked Assistant State's Attorney Pamela Correa, who prosecuted this case.

Missing Cat: UPDATE

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:52 AM PDT


Joe,

I would appreciate if you would post a lost cat for me. I know you have much success in finding peoples pets. I am missing my cat, he is gray with all 4 feet white and some white on his stomach. I live on Kenilworth Drive, off Old Ocean City Road close to Winter Place Park. He is friendly and about 5 years old and probably weighs about 15 pounds. I am sorry I don't have a picture to send you. Thanks so much and I hope someone will see your posting and return him to me.

Who's Afraid Of Income Inequality?

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:45 AM PDT

Through decades of research, American neurobiologist James McGaugh [20] discovered that as humans learn information and encounter new experiences, the part of the brain known a the amygdala plays a key role [21] in retention. The amygadala is activated primarily by stress hormones and other emotionally arousing stimuli. Memory consolidation, or the forming of long term memories, is typically modulated very strongly by the amygdala. Put simply, events that invoke significant amounts of emotion make a bigger imprint on one's brain.

Emotion, while an important element in man's array of mental tools, can unfortunately triumph over reason in crucial matters. Excessive anger can lead to violent confrontations. Heartbreak can lead a person to do drastic things in order to woo back a lost lover. In the context of simple economic reasoning, today's intellectual establishment often disregards common sense in favor of emotional-tinged policy proposals that rely on feelings of jealously, envy, and blind patriotism for validation rather than logical deduction. "Eat the rich" schemes such as progressive taxation and income redistribution are used by leftists who style themselves as champions of the poor. Plucking on the emotional strings of envy makes it easier to arouse widespread support for economic intervention via the state.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, economic growth predictably slowed down in most industrialized countries. Many commentators on the political left have grasped onto this opportunity to point to the vast amount of income inequality which exists in the United States and reason that it played a part in causing the crash. This argument is typically paired with a proposal to raise taxes on the rich to balance out societal incomes. It is alleged that having government brutes step in order to play the role of Robin Hood is the best and most justified way to alleviate income inequality.

More

Why Do Dogs Leave Earth First? A Child Answers

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:30 AM PDT

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found that he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything more for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. The young boy, Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition wihout any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a long while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
 
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try to live.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
The Six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

People Regret These Five Things Most Before They Die

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Here is some insight into what people regret most right before they pass away.

Bonnie Ware worked in palliative care for many years, tending to people during the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. A handful of themes cropped up in the things they regretted during their final days:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

More

Today's Survey Question 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:00 AM PDT

How many different Supermarket Loyalty Discount Cards do you own?

Draw Bridge Not Functioning

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:56 AM PDT


If you plan on using the Draw Bridge towards Fitzwater, it's not working.

QUOTES OF THE DAY 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:45 AM PDT

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

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Voltaire

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster. Ludwig von Mises

[The State] is a device for taking money out of one set of pockets and putting it in another. Voltaire

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. Benito Mussolini

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. Thomas B. Reed (1886)

Close Races Could Be Turned By Out-Of-State Money

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Judging by the fundraising, one might think Republican Nancy Jacobs has no chance in her bid for a House seat representing parts of Anne Arundel County. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a five-term Democrat, raised three times as much cash last quarter, giving the impression of broad support that will let him blanket the district with advertising.

A closer look at his list of financial supporters shows it's missing one thing, though: people who can actually vote for him.

Only 15 percent of Mr. Ruppersberger's $157,000 haul came from Maryland. State residents, in fact, gave Mrs. Jacobs twice as much cash as they did the incumbent.

More

Couple Arrested For Endangering Their Children, Georgetown

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:15 AM PDT

Location: 20000 block of Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Between May 2009 – May 2011

Victims:

11 year old female
5 year old female

Defendants, Charges, and Bond Information:

Melvin L. Morse, 58, Georgetown, DE (Photo Attached)
Reckless Endangering 1st (4 counts) – Felony
Conspiracy 2nd – Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts) – Misdemeanor

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $14,500.00 secured bond.

Pauline L. Morse, 40, Georgetown, DE (Photo Attached)
Reckless Endangering 1st (4 counts) – Felony
Conspiracy 2nd – Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts) – Misdemeanor

Arraigned at JP3 and released on $14,500.00 unsecured bond.

Resume:
Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown couple in connection with endangering their children.

The investigation began after detectives were informed of a domestic assault incident that occurred on July 12, 2012 where Melvin Morse grabbed his 11 year old daughter by the ankle and began dragging her across a gravel driveway at the residence where they live. Morse then brought her inside the home and began spanking her. Morse was arrested on July 16th for two counts of Endangering the Welfare and one count of Assault 3rd for this incident. He was later released after posting $750.00 secured bail.

On August 6, 2012, the 11 year old female was brought to the Child Advocacy Center where she was interviewed and informed detectives that over the course of a two year period, beginning in May 2009, she was disciplined by her father by what he called "waterboarding." This act was performed on her by her father holding her face under a running facet causing the water to go up her nose and all over her face. This form of punishment was used on her no less than four different occasions. The victim's mother, Pauline Morse, witnessed a few of these incidents and failed to stop Melvin from performing the act.

Melvin Morse and Pauline Morse were arrested at their residence on August 7th and brought back to Troop 4 where they were processed for the above listed charges. They were both arraigned at JP3 and Melvin was committed to SCI on $14,500.00 secured bail. He was issued a no contact order with either of the children and Pauline. Pauline was released on $14,500.00 unsecured bail and is to have no contact with either of the children or Melvin. The children are currently in the care of Division of Family Services.

LOCAL STORY

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:07 AM PDT

Hey Joe,

I just saw your post about the dry spell, well I have some local news for you. Local author Kimberly Lewis released her second book this Tuesday August 7th. This book is the first of a series. She will be doing a live radio interview on August 26th @ 3pm on http://www.anovelidealive.com/ about her new book.

The book is available on both the Kindle and Nook stores, and a print copy will be available soon.

Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/Zane-McKades-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B008TYZK6I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1344517287&sr=1-1&keywords=zane+kimberly+lewis+kindle+books

Nook
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1112416445?ean=2940014827584

CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:00 AM PDT

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance in 2022.

One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured.

Currently, accoriding to CBO, there are 53 million uninsured persons in the United States, including uninsured illegal aliens. The CBO estimates that in 2022--8 years after the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented--30 million people will remain uninsured.

More

Fruitland Police Department Press Releases 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:53 AM PDT

DATE & TIME: Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 1208 hours
INCIDENT: Possession of CDS (Marijuana)
LOCATION: Morris Street
CASE NO.: 2012-1147
PERSON CHARGED: Emmanuel Lamont Jones
AGE: 37
CHARGE(s) Possession of Marijuana
Resisting Arrest
Fleeing and Eluding
Obstructing and Hindering
Driving w/out a License
Fail to Obey
Disorderly Conduct
DISPOSITION: Released to WCDC

SYNOPSIS: On the above date, an Officer of the Fruitland Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by the suspect in the area of E. Cedar and Poplar Street. The suspect initially refused to stop and upon doing so exited the vehicle and fled from officers on foot. A very brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect attempted to discard a bag containing suspected Marijuana. The suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Search incident to arrest revealed the suspect was in possession of a large quantity of U.S. currency. The suspect was found to be unlicensed as well. The suspect was transported to WCDC without further incident and released to Central Booking.


DATE & TIME: Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 1505 hours
INCIDENT: Wanted Person
LOCATION: Poplar Street
CASE NO.: Warrant Arrest
PERSON CHARGED: John Anthony Woods
AGE: 26
CHARGE(s) DOC Retake
DISPOSITION: Released to Maryland State Police

SYNOPSIS: On the above date, Fruitland Police became aware that the above named suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant and that he was in the area of 302 Poplar Street. As officers arrived in the area, they began speaking to residents at the apartments located at that address. While speaking to residents, officers heard a commotion in the rear of a second floor apartment and learned that the suspect had fled through a window. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was turned over to the custody of the Maryland State Police.

Wedding Ring Is In For Repair

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:45 AM PDT

Since when does a plain wedding band need repairs, along with your watch, for a whole month?

Another piece falls into place. In a press conference last week Obama was not wearing his wedding ring nor was he wearing his watch.

When noticed, his staff said his ring was out for repairs. No reason was given for the missing watch.

So it's just a coincidence that Muslims are forbidden from wearing jewelry during the month of Ramadan Can't possibly be that, because although he hasn't gone to a Christian church service since entering the White House, we know he's a committed Christian "cause he said so during his campaign!" ...........And I've got a bridge to nowhere to sell you also.

This is the same president that spent the Christmas holidays in Hawaii to avoid religious obligations as PRESIDENT at the White House. His children do not receive Christmas presents.

Let's just face the facts and quit trying to distort the truth, we have a Muslim for president in the White House, and he has no knowledge of American history.

Google On The Shore

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:37 AM PDT



Olympic Games in Baltimore-Washington Region Is Win-Win

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:30 AM PDT

In the most hotly contested bidding process in the history of the International Olympic Committee, the Baltimore-Washington region lost its bid for the 2012 Olympics.

However, the dream remains alive, especially for Dan Knise, the CEO of the 2012 coalition, who appears to be up for the task again.

Knise is now setting his sights on the 2024 Games, and testing the waters to determine whether the civic and financial support is as optimistic as he is.

More

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MARYLAND WHEN...

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:23 AM PDT

For the Mary Landers out there!!!
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MARYLAND WHEN...

·You know how to pronounce "Towson ."
·You remember what the Inner Harbor looked like before it was the Inner Harbor .
·You ate at Haussner's.
·You remember Friendship Airport .
·You remember driving over the old Kent Narrows Draw-Bridge that snarled weekend traffic coming home from the Ocean.
·You love the Domino Sugar sign you can see across the harbor.
·You remember the rotating restaurant on top off the Holiday Inn on Lombard Street .
·You roller skated (or swam) at Carlin's near Park Circle.
·You know Annapolis & Hopkins are national treasures & you get a kick out of hearing them named in movies or TV.
·Depending on where you lived, "The Avenue" referred to 36th Street in Hampden, Eastern Avenue in "Hollandtown" [Highlandtown], Pennsylvania Avenue near North Avenue, or Washington Boulevard, near Pigtown.
·You know B&O is not body odor.
·That downtown smelled great near McCormick's.
·Every kitchen has a can of Old Bay .
·You refer to your state as "Marilyn."
·You and your Mom shopped at Hutzler's, The Hub, Stewart's, Hochschild Kohn, Brager-Gutman's & The May Company.
·You know where " Downey Ocean " is.
·You remember the Civic Center . [Your high school graduation may have been held there, like mine was.]
·You know Pam Shriver is from Maryland .
·You not only know how to eat steamed crabs, but also how to tell the males from the females.
·You don't think that Assawoman Bay is a strange name.
·M R Ducks makes perfect sense.
·You have fond memories of Memorial Stadium.
·You still root for the Orioles even when they aren't doing well.
·Everybody knows what a "zink" and "payment" are.
·When anywhere else, you can only laugh when you see signs saying "Maryland Crab Cakes!"
·You say " Blare Road " for Bel Air Road.
·You remember Jerry Turner and Al Sanders.
·You remember Oprah & Richard Sher together in the a.m. on Ch-13.
·Vince Bagli was "the" sports announcer on TV.
·Charlie Eckman would tell you about "Lovely LaurEL."
·You remember Mayor Schaefer swimming with the seals at the National Aquarium.
·You swore Frank Perdue kinda looked like one of his tender chickens.
·You know which bridge they're talking about, when someone says "The bridge traffic is backed up."
·You revere the names of Johnny U, Brooks & Frank!
·You actually understand all of these and pass them on to other Marylanders to enjoy!

Lewes & Easton Classes Start Next Week For The Savvy Social Security Planning Workshop

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Find out why advanced Social Security planning is essential and how little known rules can help you make the most of this valuable benefit. After being told for years that Social Security is "going broke," baby boomers are realizing that it will soon be their turn to collect.

Eric Johnston, CFP® of InFocus Financial Advisors Inc. is offering you an educational workshop to help you sail smoothly into retirement and plan your Social Security.

Register Now! Space is Limited. (click for details and to register)
August 14th: Lewes DE 11:30am @ Bethany Blues
August 14th: Lewes DE 5:30pm @ Bethany Blues
August 21st: Easton MD 11:30am @ Holiday Inn Express
August 21st: Easton MD 5:30pm @ Scossa

Lunches will include a box lunch and evenings will have light appetizers and an open bar.

Delhi Charter School: Stop Discriminating Against Pregnant Students!

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:07 AM PDT

Started by: Natasha, Newton, Massachusetts


As a former teen mom, I know how hard it is to stay in school and graduate on time when you're pregnant or taking care of a new baby. So I was shocked to learn that the Delhi Charter School in Delhi, Louisiana is shaming and suspending pregnant students -- and imposing mandatory pregnancy tests on students who "might" be pregnant.


Students at Delhi Charter School -- which is publicly funded -- who are suspected of being pregnant are forced to take mandatory pregnancy tests. If they refuse, they're told to stay home or transfer. And if they test positive, they're told to stay home or transfer.


This discrimination is illegal. But the administration at Delhi Charter School seems to be more interested in making sure pregnant girls can't get an education than in obeying federal law.
That's why I started this petition to tell the Delhi Charter School administration to stop forcing girls to take pregnancy tests, and to stop shaming and suspending pregnant students and students who refuse to take the tests.


Does this kind of shaming stop teen pregnancies and build stronger, better educated communities? No. I know because I was a teen mom at 17, and now I work with teen moms every day as the Teen Parent Ambassador Coordinator for Brigham Women's Hospital in Boston.


7 years ago, I told teachers and administrators at my high school I was pregnant, thinking they'd want to help me graduate and build a future for myself and my child. Instead, they made me feel ashamed and unwelcome, and made it almost impossible for me to attend classes, jeopardizing my education and my future.


I was lucky enough to be able to transfer and, today, I work with other teen moms to support them in graduating on time and growing into successful adults. But the wonderful young women I work with have to overcome huge obstacles -- 30% of all teen girls who drop out of high school leave because of pregnancy, and 70% of teen girls who give birth end up leaving school.


Advocacy groups and legal experts have already told Delhi Charter School their policy of mandatory pregnancy tests and suspending pregnant students breaks several federal laws because it discriminates against female students -- it also violates the Constitution.


The Delhi Charter School says it "may rethink" the policy, but in the meantime, they can still shame pregnant students. Tell the school to immediately eliminate mandatory pregnancy tests and commit to giving pregnant students the same the same education, in the same place and at the same time, as all other students.


Click here to sign Natasha's petition, "Delhi Charter School: Stop Discriminating Against Pregnant Students!".


You can also check out other popular petitions on Change.org by clicking here.

Feldman's Is Coming Down

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:04 AM PDT





While you are comfortably sitting at home or in your office, there's a lot going on today Downtown. Feldman's is finally coming down.

In no time you'll be able to see the river from this very spot, for good. Within an hour the first dumpster is completely full. More to come...

P.S., Now watch the rest of the MSM race down there to take shots.

This Chart Showing Welfare Dependency Will Ruin Your Day

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions [R-AL] on Wednesday released this depressing chart:

Are you serious? Over 110,000,000* in the U.S. are currently receiving some form of government welfare?

"The federal government administers nearly 80 different overlapping federal means-tested welfare programs. Social Security and Medicare are not part of this category and not included in the figures in this chart," a statement released on Wednesday by Sen. Sessions' office reads.

More

Muir Boda, Candidate US Congress

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Federal Judge Rules Against Hawaii Gay Marriage

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan C. Kay's ruling sides with Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy and Hawaii Family Forum, a Christian group that was allowed to intervene in the case.

"Accordingly, Hawaii's marriage laws are not unconstitutional," the ruling states. "Nationwide, citizens are engaged in a robust debate over this divisive social issue. If the traditional institution of marriage is to be reconstructed, as sought by the plaintiffs, it should be done by a democratically elected legislature or the people through a constitutional amendment," and not through the courts.

More

Caption This Photo 8-9-12

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:15 AM PDT



Labeling Error Blamed For Rifle Delivery Instead of TV

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:00 AM PDT

A D.C. man expecting a television to be delivered to his Northeast D.C. apartment instead received a brand new fully-assembled, ready-to-fire Sig Sauer assault rifle.

At first glance, you might think Seth Horvitz was being used. A lethal weapon shipped to his address, but meant for someone else? Someone who would get the box before he did?

But the documents inside the box told another story and it appears what happened here was an innocent yet astounding mistake.

Seth Horvitz knew there was something not quite right the minute he opened the door to his apartment. The box in the hallway didn't look big enough to hold the TV he had ordered.

More

Dry Spell

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:22 AM PDT


Every so often we come across a period in which local news somewhat dries up and that's exactly what we've been dealing with this past week.

Someone contacted me yesterday and said, what's up with the local news, there's not much of it. As if I should just manufacture news and information. I'll leave that up to the local MSM, I'm not doing it just because things are quiet.

Let me remind some of you that Salisbury News is FREE. We're not bringing in tens of thousands of dollars each day selling newspapers. You are welcome to go to the top right hand corner and click on the red box with an "X" in it and that will immediately take you to our Complaint Department.

Then think about what you'd do every day IF I decided I have had enough. If my Wife and Grandson have had enough. If the death threats are worth it any more. If we want to keep paying lawyers to represent us in Court to protect OUR rights so that you may enjoy FREE SPEECH.

I'm on my 8th year of doing this for the community. I'd say I've paid my dues while newcomers come along wanting to jump in and ride the Salisbury News wave. Yesterday another local Blogger called it quits. Not that anyone will mind, it's not easy doing what we do. John Robinson is getting into the game this week with a new newspaper here in Salisbury. Of course he's hired Sarah Lake to run it, the woman who was fired from the Daily Times for her involvement with the alleged phone spoof. The woman who always sided with the Mayor and published a LOT of false information about City Council Members. This should be quite interesting to watch.

Will John Robinson try to be like Joe Albero used to be? Will he stir the pot just to get a name for himself? Is he prepared for multiple lawsuits out of the gate? One thing is for sure, this business isn't an easy one and the day that a Newspaper tries to act like a Blog is the day they'll get into deep trouble, (just as the Daily Times has recently). Print media isn't afforded the same freedom a Blog has and hopefully Mr. Robinson knows the difference.

In the mean time, my hat is tipped to Mr. Robinson for doing what MOST are not willing to do, open a new business in Salisbury and hire several people to run it. Hopefully we'll get a newspaper that isn't one sided like the Daily Times.

Mr. Robinson assures me they will be fair and balanced. Many have stated that is impossible, between John and Sarah being in charge. Many have suggested this paper will quickly turn into an Eastern Shore National Enquirer. One thing is for sure, John Robinson is unpredictable. In this day and age, newspapers are on their way out. If he sticks to his promise and delivers a quality paper, the Daily Times is done. If he doesn't, his paper will fail a miserable and expensive death.

While newspaper answer to their customers, (subscribers and advertisers) Salisbury News answers to no one. This is the main reason we have survived. We'll see how others survive in time. Have a great day Ladies & Gentlemen.