Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,157
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

US: Delaware (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • African Ebola deaths more important than US deaths. Sen Chris Coons of Delaware

    10/13/2014 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Moseley · 37 replies
    TWITCHY ^ | October 12, 2014 | Senator Chris Coons
    Democrat US Senator Chris Coons from Delaware Tweeted Sunday afternoon that Americans should stop "freaking out" about one Ebola death in America and should care about West Africa instead of America's safety. NOTE that Senator Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee of the US Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee. So Chris Coons is the Democrats lead voice on Africa in the US Congress. For the past year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013, Coons was the point person for the U.S. Congress who should have been paying attention to the growing crisis. Coons was...
  • Delaware Mom Arrested After 4-Year-Old Daughter Gives Heroin to Kids at Daycare: Police

    10/07/2014 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | Oct 7, 2014 | David Chang
    A Delaware mother was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter brought over 200 bags of heroin to school and passed them out to other children at a local daycare, thinking they were candy, police say.
  • Patient being tested in Delaware for possible Ebola virus

    10/05/2014 5:30:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10-5-14 | Fox News
    A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being tested for the deadly virus at a Delaware hospital, Fox News confirmed Sunday. A nurse at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover confirmed to Fox News that a patient exhibiting Ebola symptoms has been placed in isolation in the hospital and is being tested for the deadly virus, but did not give any more detail. The only confirmed U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
  • Patient at D.C.'s Howard University Hospital Does Not Have Ebola

    10/04/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    A patient who was evaluated for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient had traveled to Nigeria recently. That person was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and was isolated. The hospital continues to treat the patient for other illnesses. In a White House briefing Friday, Sylvia Burwell, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said of the Howard case, "What you see are people taking precautions." There are no confirmed cases of Ebola...
  • Patient Nigeria admitted to Howard Univ Hospital in DC with possible Ebola symptoms

    10/03/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 84 replies
    NBC4 ^ | 10/03/14 | Mark Segraves
    Patient traveling from Nigeria admitted to Howard Univ Hospital in DC with possible Ebola symptoms. From Howard Univ : "we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient" Howard Univ: a patient ​has been admitted in stable condition, following travel to Nigeria w/ symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.
  • Police: 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in Wilmington

    10/03/2014 9:32:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WPVI ^ | 10/3/2014
    Officials say two people fleeing police crashed into another vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night. The incident happened at the intersection of East Lea Boulevard and North Market Street. It was 9:08 p.m. when a Delaware State Trooper was dispatched to the parking lot of the Miller Road Shopping Center on the 3600 block of Miller Road. A concerned citizen reported possible drug activity taking place inside a Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot. When the Trooper arrived on the scene he exited his vehicle and approached the Mustang on foot to investigate. As he approached he observed the...
  • Biden Declares China Part of North America

    10/03/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Vice president Joe Biden declared China a North American country in a speech at Boston's John F. Kennedy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday. Biden claimed that North America - "meaning Mexico, China and Canada" - will contribute two-thirds of the world's energy growth over the next two decades:
  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/29/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 9/29/14 | KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer
    FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from...
  • Delaware’s Senate Race Suddenly Heats Up – Coons 39 Wade 31

    09/15/2014 6:10:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    barbwire.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Fay Voshell
    It’s hard to miss the WadeMobile. It’s the Nascar vehicle of Delaware politics. Flamboyantly wrapped in neon red, stark white and sky blue with an outsize portrait of Kevin Wade emblazoned on the side, it has been prowling up and down the small state of Delaware ever since Wade, a Delaware businessman and politician, filed at the last minute for the slot as the Delaware GOP’s candidate for the US Senate. The car is an intriguing surprise to generally cool Delawareans, loudly blasting as it plays Wade speaking of his messages of common sense conservatism mixed with the classic country...
  • Delaware, US domestic tax haven, under pressure (Biden's tax tax dodging money laundering fiefdom)

    09/12/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Agence France-Presse via Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2014 | Jeremy Tordjman
    There are more companies than people in the small US state of Delaware, its population of under one million nestled on the Atlantic coast just south of New Jersey. The reason is clear: the state offers companies low taxes, an efficient, pro-business legal environment, and it allows anyone to set up a company anonymously, registering a shell that hides who really controls it and controls the money within it. That has now put Delaware, and other states that permit shell companies, in the sights of the US authorities, after they have campaigned against international tax havens like Switzerland to fight...
  • Burden of proof is on Wolf regarding Delaware loophole (Joe Biden's Tax Haven)

    09/10/2014 4:01:10 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    LancasterOnLine ^ | 09/10/2014 | staff
    --snip-- If not for tax purposes, why did Wolf’s company incorporate in Delaware? The loophole, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, costs the state about $500 million per year in corporate net income tax collections. Hundreds of companies doing business in Pennsylvania use it to lower their taxes. They do so by paying royalties to sister-owned companies in other states that have lower corporate net income tax rates. Then they claim the write-offs as “business expenses” and deduct them from their corporate income tax payments here in Pennsylvania.
  • teens arrested in assault of mentally disabled man

    09/08/2014 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 8, 2014
    Two Delaware teens were charged with assaulting a mentally disabled man after they complained to police that they were being harassed because of a video of the attack that had been posted to social media, authorities said Monday. A third teen turned himself in Monday evening. Police also said they are seeking more suspects. Personal contact information for the first two teens, ages 13 and 14, was shared online with the video. They were arrested Saturday after they and their parents went to police headquarters to complain about threatening phone calls, said New Castle County police officer Tracey Duffy. The...
  • 2 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in Delaware (Disturbing Video)

    09/08/2014 8:30:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    6ABC NEWS ^ | 9/8/2014 | 6ABC NEWS
    LINK TO VIDEO-WARNING DISTURBING! NEWARK, Del. (WPVI) -- Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally challenged man in New Castle County, Delaware. Two boys, ages 13 and 14, were taken into custody on Saturday. The arrests came after their parents went to police complaining about harassing phone calls the teens were getting. Instead, investigators turned the tables and two the pair into custody. They were released to the custody of their parents on $2,500 bond. Police say more arrests are expected.
  • it’s bondage to the rescue!Delaware’s Jack Markell sends image of nearly-naked woman

    09/05/2014 7:01:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 9-5-14 | Brian Maloney
    The astute follower, who took a screen grab of the photo, wrote in response: “Ummm … Maybe she’s a teacher?” The tweet was re-posted with the intended photo and the Democratic governor’s office promised in a follow-up post that the incident was being investigated. “An inappropriate photo was inadvertently sent out earlier. We are looking into how this occurred but apologize to anyone who was offenders,” the account tweeted. Were a Republican governor to make this blunder, we know the mainstream media would be all over it.
  • Tesla Wants to Put 'Gigafactory' Battery Plant in Nevada

    09/04/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 4, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    Only a year after Tesla Motors and CEOElon Musk extracted themselvesfrom the $465-million taxpayerstimulus loan that brought critical scrutiny to the company’s performance, the electric automaker has once again put itself under the spotlight that comes with taking government corporate welfare. Today the company will announce its plans to build a battery manufacturing plant near Reno . The new gambit was the culmination of competition that pitted at least five states against one another for the “privilege” of hosting Tesla’s “Gigafactory” – named so because of the amount of stored power they plan to produce. Cost to build the...
  • Joe Biden: ISIS Definitely Going to Hell

    09/03/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/3 | Joe Coscarelli
    Following the propagandized execution of a second U.S. citizen by the terrorist group ISIS, the vice president is very angry and promising revenge. "The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand," said Joe Biden today, invoking September 11 and the Boston Bombing. "As a nation we are united and when people harm Americans we don’t retreat, we don't forget." "We take care of those who are grieving and when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of Hell until they are brought to justice," he added,...
  • Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over TV Deal

    08/16/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 15, 2014 | EMILY STEEL
    Former Vice President Al Gore has filed a lawsuit against the Middle Eastern media group Al Jazeera, accusing it of fraud and breach of contract in its $500 million purchase of Mr. Gore’s Current TV cable channel. The dispute centers on Al Jazeera’s refusal to turn over “tens of millions of dollars” remaining in an escrow account and still owed to the selling shareholders of Current TV, according to a statement from David Boies, the lawyer representing Mr. Gore and a Current TV co-owner, Joel Hyatt, who are suing on behalf of all the selling shareholders. “Al Jazeera America wants...
  • A Lost Bet on a Casino: Taxpayers of New Jersey are quasi-partners in a venture that goes bust.

    08/14/2014 7:59:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Politicians often are very shrewd investors — with their own money. If Al Gore wanted to move his money around in cash, he’d need a fleet of forklifts. But they’re rotten investors with your money. President Barack Obama had his Solyndra, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie has his casino, Revel, the multibillion-dollar Atlantic City boondoggle that, having declared bankruptcy — twice — just announced that it will be closing its doors and putting its 3,100 employees out of work. Thanks to Governor Christie and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the taxpayers of New Jersey are quasi-partners in this...
  • The Facebook Factor in the GOP's Battle to Take the Senate

    08/13/2014 6:18:42 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Politically active liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is now blocking Republican candidates from his social media website Facebook in the GOP’s bid to retake control of the U.S. Senate in November. Facebook deleted late Monday night an “Event” this author created to ask for donations to Kevin Wade, running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in Delaware from his 4,937 Facebook friends. Freshman Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons is up for re-election this fall. His approval rating was only at 49% a year ago in September 2013 according to a University of Delaware poll. The year since that 49% approval last...
  • Jonestown Massacre Victim Remains Found in Delaware

    08/07/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    The cremated remains of nine people who died in the 1978 American cult mass suicide and murder in a South American town have turned up in a defunct Delaware funeral home. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science visited the former Minus Funeral Home along the 200 block of Queen Street in Dover last week after receiving a request to check out the site, officials said Thursday. Once inside, officials say they found 38 containers filled with cremated remains from 1970 through the 1990s. Nine of those remains were identified as victims of the Jonestown, Guyana, massacre.
  • Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    07/30/2014 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    wboc.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Evan Koslof
    GEORGETOWN, Del. - In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in Sussex County, and it's board members said the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda. He said there are still a lot of unknowns about the placement of these children, which he considers troubling. "We don't know," he...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • Delaware man who had already shot one person to death stopped by doctor with gun

    07/25/2014 2:12:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Bob Owens, who notes that the medical center where this all went down is a “gun-free zone.” Unfortunately, the shooter didn’t care about that. Fortunately, his psychiatrist didn’t either. The cops pulled no punches afterwards: If the doctor hadn’t returned fire, the people inside the building were facing a rampage. On Thursday, Whelan described how the meeting among [Richard] Plotts, [Dr. Lee] Silverman, and [caseworker Theresa] Hunt abruptly took a violent turn.Plotts and Hunt went to Silverman’s third-floor office shortly before 2:30 p.m., Whelan said. Plotts was apparently armed, Whelan said, and people near the room soon heard shouting.Concerned,...
  • The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi

    06/27/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | ANNA PALMER
    Democrats were crossing their fingers that Chris McDaniel would be the Republican nominee in Mississippi. But since Sen. Thad Cochran has prevailed, they are trying to do the unthinkable — unseat a six-term GOP senator. McDaniel supporters are irate that Cochran won a GOP primary by reaching across the aisle. Now some of his backers are ambivalent about whether they’ll come out at all in November — and if they don’t, that could create a rare opening for a Democrat here.
  • O’DONNELL: What Difference Does It Make: IRS Edition

    06/26/2014 3:00:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2014 | Christine O'Donnell
    SNIP As you may know, last year I was told by a TIGTA (IRS’ in-house watchdog) investigator that, on the very same day I announced my 2010 U.S. Senate candidacy, a government official inappropriately accessed my private tax records. Then just hours later, an erroneous tax lien was placed on a house I no longer owned. The dubious lien then was widely circulated in the media throughout my entire campaign. After spending countless hours on hold with the IRS and being pawned off to numerous IRS operators, I was finally told that the lien was caused by a “computer error.”...
  • Delaware Senate OKs $10M bailout for casinos

    06/26/2014 10:58:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014
    Senate lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $10 million financial bailout for Delaware’s three gambling casinos. The Senate voted 14-5 to pass legislation to help the casinos, which say they are struggling with increased competition from neighboring states and have to share too much of their gambling revenue with the state. [...] The change would take effect in July 2015, at an estimated cost to the state of about $10 million annually. To help the casinos until then, lawmakers cobbled together a similar amount of taxpayer money, mostly from unspent funds that are supposed to be used for economic development projects....
  • All Delaware Republicans: Support your DEGOP with $10 each

    06/23/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    DEGOP ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Delaware Republican Party has set up a plan for every registered Republican to donate a minimum of $10 each -- or as an alternative, at your option, preferably $10 per month, repeating each month until November 30, 2014 If you go to -- http://www.delawaregop.com/index.cfm?ref=13100 The DEGOP donation page is set up automatically to accept $10 donations automatically repeating at $10 per month from today until November 30, 2014. Of course you can change the "Recurrence" field to (a) One Time Only, or (b) Quarterly or (c) Monthly. You can change the ending date. You can change the dollar amount....
  • Delaware US Senate: KEVIN WADE could run again 2014, was 2014 GOP nominee

    06/23/2014 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    With the July 8 deadline looming, Delaware Republicans still have no declared candidate for United States Senate in 2014 to run against Democrat Chris Coons. However, a distinct possibility emerging is successful businessman Kevin Wade, who was the 2012 nominee of the Delaware Republican Party (DEGOP). As the country's circumstances worsen and it becomes clear to Republicans that really there is no one else actively considering the task, Kevin Wade is taking a new look at the race. Christine O'Donnell has ruled out a rematch, citing -- genuine and serious -- family reasons. Her father passed away last year from...
  • Biden Plans to Live off Taxpayers Forever

    06/23/2014 8:57:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Bill McMorris
    Admits to lack of savings, desire to subsist on six-figure government pension Vice President Joe Biden plans on relying solely on taxpayers to fund his retirement. Biden declared that he had neither a savings account, nor any stocks to pay off his golden years on Monday. “I have no savings account, but I have a great pension and a great salary,” Biden told the crowd at the White House Summit on Working Families. Biden proudly admitted that he was “the poorest member of Congress” over his four-decade career in Washington. The line garnered laughs and applause at the plush Omni...
  • Joe Biden, Wielding a Rather Curious Prop, Issues ‘Threat’ to Journalists

    06/23/2014 7:39:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/23/14 | Dave Urbanski
    During a media picnic at his official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden had this to say to gathered journalists: “Anybody who writes a bad story about me is dead,” he announced, bearing that familiar grin.
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Crucial East Coast highway bridge closed

    06/04/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsday.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Randall Chase (Associated Press)
    WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) -- Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it. The bridge, near Wilmington, Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars were found to be tilting. The Interstate 495 bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.
  • Democrats try to force university to accept controversial project

    05/30/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/30/2014 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    The budget committee of Delaware's Democratic-controlled General Assembly "voted Thursday to withhold $3 million from the University of Delaware in an attempt to force the university's hand on a controversial plan to build a power plant and data center on the former Chrysler site in Newark," reports the Wilmington News Journal here. "The money, earmarked for UD operations, was suddenly removed and parked in a contingency fund at the end of budget hearings on Thursday. Lawmakers on the Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously in favor of the move.
  • Leaked Delaware Bill Shows 3D Gun Ban

    05/10/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 8, 2014 | Yehuda Remer
    "I only had a couple of seconds to take a picture of it with my cell phone."A new bill being circulated for co-sponsors in Delaware would make any person in possession of a firearm that is undetectable by a metal detector a felon. The bill, which has not been posted online, was leaked by State Rep. Jeffery Spiegelman (R) via a phone picture. Posted from thetruthaboutguns.com, Spiegelman writes, “First, let me apologize for the poor quality. This bill (137) was circulated today for cosponsors and I only had a couple of seconds to take a picture of it with my...
  • Dover Air Force Base on Lockdown

    05/08/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 127 replies
    WBOC 16 ^ | 5/8/14 | Rachel Rea
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Air Force Base is on lockdown because of a suspicious person on base. Dover Air Force Base Public Affairs said the base went on lockdown around 11:00 a.m.
  • Domestic crude makes up half of U.S. East Coast refinery receipts in January 2014

    05/08/2014 5:28:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | April 30, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Domestic crude makes up half of U.S. East Coast refinery receipts in January 2014 Receipts of domestic crude oil at East Coast (PADD 1) refineries in January were approximately equal to receipts of foreign crude oil (Figure 1), reflecting a very significant change from recent experience. In January 2013, domestic crude oil was only 18% of total PADD 1 crude receipts, and in January 2012 domestic crude accounted for just 5% of PADD 1 receipts. Rising U.S. crude oil production in the Bakken formation in North Dakota combined with the expansion of crude-by-rail infrastructure, which has facilitated movement of Bakken...
  • Deputy Attorney General charged with four counts of child rape

    05/05/2014 4:02:50 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Richard Webster
    Daniel Simmons, 34, of Pike Creek, Del., who also happens to be a Delaware deputy attorney general with the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, was arrested by the New Castle County Police on May 2 and charged with four counts of fourth-degree rape in connection with a series of alleged assaults on a 16-year-old boy who police say he met through "Grindr," a social media app that connects gay and bisexual males. Officer Tracey Duffy, a spokesperson for the New Castle County Police, said the investigation into Simmons began a few months ago after information regarding Simmons and his...
  • Deputy Delaware attorney general charged with raping 16-year-old boy

    05/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | Matt Bradwell
    PIKE CREEK, Del., May 3 (UPI) -- New Castle County police are charging 34-year-old prosecutor Daniel Simmons with four counts of fourth degree rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. Following an investigation that began in March, police say Simmons first contacted the alleged victim via the social networking app Grindr. The Delaware attorney general's office was informed upon the investigation's conclusion and quickly approved warrants for the defendant's arrest on Friday. State Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who established Delaware's Child Predator Unit has yet to issue a statement about a member of...
  • Delaware Teacher Arrested For Alleged Inappropriate Relationship With 13-Year-Old Student

    04/30/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | April 28, 2014 | Diana Rocco
    A Dover middle school English teacher is charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old male student. Stephanie Seabury, 22, turned herself into police on Monday. She taught English at Fred Fifer III Middle School in Camden, Kent County. “We were able to find out that the teacher as well as the student were exchanging explicit text messages, as well as photographs, between each other throughout the month of February,” Corporal Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police Department said. Police say beginning in February Seabury had sex with the student on more than one occasion at her home.
  • Joe Biden: I've met 'literally every' world leader

    04/28/2014 10:14:49 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    theweek.com ^ | APRIL 28, 2014 | Jon Terbush
    Vice President Joe Biden loves to use the word "literally," though he's not so good at using it correctly. And on Monday, Biden revealed either that he still doesn't know when the word is appropriate, or that he's been zipping around the globe like Santa Claus, defying space and time constraints to meet every single head of state in the world: Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Follow At GWU, Biden saying he's met "literally every" world leader, "not because I'm important, but because of the nature of my job." 10:53 AM - 28 Apr 2014 My guess is Biden was not speaking...
  • GOP: STOP LISTENING TO “ADVICE” FROM DEMOCRATS

    04/24/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The GOP needs to adopt one powerful reform: Stop taking “advice” from people who want Republicans to lose. Almost every problem, dynamic, and force within the Republican Party is currently driven (sometimes in obscure ways) by the naďve assumption that the “advice” freely offered by the GOP’s enemies is sound wisdom the GOP should depend upon. Republican insiders fight any nominee or action which the GOP’s enemies criticize. Insiders think that their enemies’ “advice” shows which candidate will have broad appeal. So if liberal organizations, the liberal news media, or Democrats say a candidate is a bad choice or a...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • As they say in Kentucky; "Cymru am bith".

    08/29/2002 9:51:38 AM PDT · by scouse · 62 replies · 1,787+ views
    News Wales (UK) ^ | 8/26/02 | Unknown
    Did the Welsh discover America? 26/8/2002 A team of historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions in the American Midwest, provide the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies there. Research team members have known the location of burial sites of Madoc's close relatives in Wales for some time, it emerged today; but they have decided to break their self-imposed silence in order that their research be fully known and...
  • (Prince) Madoc In America

    07/10/2003 5:56:52 PM PDT · by blam · 74 replies · 7,275+ views
    Madoc In AmericaNative American Histories in the USA Is truth stranger than fiction? Of course it is; it always has been One subject that has been debated for the last four hundred years was whether or not a Khumric-Welsh Prince called Madoc discovered America. Queen Elizabeth I was persuaded by her advisors that this was so and the Khumric-Welsh discovery was put forward as somehow giving England a prior claim in the political wrangles over first rights in the New World of the Americas. No one ever thought to investigate the British records. Caradoc of Llancarfan wrote about it circa...
  • GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques [Neither insiders nor grassroots know how to win]

    04/11/2014 5:24:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns. But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either. The two sides need to stop accusing each other, and start (re)learning how to win elections. As a result, Republican elites want to tell us which candidates are “electable.” But they have no idea. They don’t know. A greater proportion of establishment-backed candidates lose contested general elections than do conservatives, particularly if you subtract the factor of insiders sabotaging conservatives. Elites cannot make valid predictions because they have forgotten how political campaigns actually work. One cause is that decades...
  • Why Delaware’s Health-Care Premiums Have Increased by 100%

    04/10/2014 10:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | April 8, 2014 | Kate Rogers
    The evidence of insurance premiums spiking under the Affordable Care Act continues to mount, with new research from Morgan Stanley showing the highest increases in the individual and group markets in years. Morgan Stanley’s (MS) health-care analysts conducted a proprietary survey of 148 brokers and found the average increases in the small group market are above 11%, and 12% in the individual market. What’s more, certain states are experiencing premiums five to 10 times higher than last year’s prices. In Delaware, premiums are up by 100% on average while New Hampshire prices were 94% higher. It’s not yet clear how...
  • Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers,

    04/09/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Dr. Scott Gottlieb
    Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%13 Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when it has been conducted. The average increases are in excess of 11% in the small group market and...
  • Du Pont heir convicted of raping daughter spared prison

    04/04/2014 12:07:49 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/2/14 | Kevin Conlon and Stephanie Gallman
    Though Robert H. Richards IV was convicted of rape, the wealthy heir to the du Pont family fortune was spared prison by a Delaware court in 2009 because he would "not fare well" behind bars, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Richards is a great-grandson of the chemical magnate Irenee du Pont. He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended.