Vol 1. No. 25.Baltimore, MD  Sat August 30th 2014GIVING YOU THE NEWS THE MSM IGNORES 
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Young's home run stands after crew chief review
The Orioles had a home run call stand in the fifth inning, helping increase their lead over the Twins on Friday night.

Pearce day to day with right abdominal strain
Steve Pearce left the Orioles' 9-1 win against the Twins on Friday before the start of the fourth inning with a right abdominal strain. He will have an MRI at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and is currently considered day-to-day.

Cruz, O's have had casual extension talks
Nelson Cruz and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about a potential extension, although the talks aren't considered serious in nature right now.

Retailers face increasing threat from cybercriminals
Target, eBay, Michaels Stores, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's and SuperValu — the parent of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. It reads like a who's who of American retail and dining, but it's also a list of companies that lost customer data to cyberattacks in the past year.

Looking for work — again and again
For Jeanne Keen, life amid the long-term unemployed means job applications, financial struggles and small triumphs

Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag.

Institutions turning homes to rentals elsewhere steer clear in Baltimore
For decades, nearly all homes were bought by individuals, but the collapse in prices brought on by the housing crunch and Great Recession attracted large investors looking to make money buying and renting single-family homes.

Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the money race against potential future political opponents with more than $350,000 on hand, a review of the most recent campaign finance reports shows.

SUN INVESTIGATES Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
Longtime Catonsville physician William Dando kept alarming secret despite years of scrutiny

Longtime Catonsville physician William Dando kept alarming secret despite years of scrutiny.

Dando investigation highlights differences in public records laws in Md., Fla.
There's more than one reason to call Florida the Sunshine State.

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Filed under: — Brujo @ 12:31 pm

By Brujo Blanco

In Michigan the SEIU, which is a union that represents government employees, has been collecting $30.00 per month from people who take care of adult patients in their homes. These home caretakers are the family members of the patients and they do not receive compensation for taking care of these patients. Michigan has allowed this to occur based on the premise that government employees have a contract to provide such services and if a parent or parents decide to take care of an adult patient in their home then they are government employees and must pay dues. Instead of them paying dues out of pocket the money is taken from the coffers of Medicaid. This money is then taken and provided to the Democrats so they can elect their candidates.

You have read this rant correctly. Government funds are taken from the government coffers and they end up in the coffers of a Union. This has been identified as being OK in the eyes of the court. Gee I wonder if that judge was appointed by a Democrat or a Republican.

In this day and age of alleged “affordable health care” we cannot afford to have our money put into the coffers of anyone. This is a non government organization receiving government funds for services not provided. In this instance we have a union placing a tax on government.

Let us think about this for a while. How about the Volunteer Firefighters throughout our country? If there are paid and Volunteer outfits and the paid pay dues why not charge the Volunteers dues on top of it?

This situation gives one political party a serious financial advantage over another. It is not surprising in that the Democrats have been using union thugs as storm troopers to intimidate the “opposition.”

SEIU Collects ‘Union Dues’ From Medicaid Recipients
By Andrew Stiles


Forced Unionization’: SEIU Collects Union Dues From Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Checks



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Health of Ravens secondary a primary concern (The SportsXchange)
As the Baltimore Ravens prepare for their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, the health of their secondary remains a serious concern. Jimmy Smith has a chest contusion. Lardarius Webb has a lower back injury. The Ravens' secondary will be tasked with covering the Cincinnati Bengals' multidimensional receiving corps, headlined by Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green.

Brees expected to be 100 percent for Saints opener (The SportsXchange)
Even though his team failed in a bid to post the first undefeated preseason in franchise history, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is pleased about where they stand going into the regular season. Dropping a 22-13 decision to the Baltimore Ravens in a preseason finale in which Drew Brees and many starters didn't even get on the field while the first-teamers who did played very little is the least of Payton's worries. About the only thing Payton is worried about is a handful of injuries that could linger into the regular season, which begins Sept. 7 against the archrival Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. Brees probably will be 100 percent after missing two weeks of training camp practices and the first two preseason games because of a strained left oblique muscle.

NFL roundup: 49ers LB Smith suspended 9 games (The SportsXchange)
The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. Smith, 24, will be eligible to return to the 49ers' active roster on Nov. 10 following the team's Nov. 9 game against New Orleans. "Our organization has known this decision would come and we have prepared for it," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. It was his second such arrest since entering the NFL in 2011.

There will be gray areas when NFL implements domestic violence policy (Shutdown Corner)
The NFL took a proper and strong first step toward rectifying its mistake on Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, in which the Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended just two games and the public outrage was fierce, by strengthening its policy on domestic violence. The first domestic violence offense will bring a six-game suspension ("m itigating circumstances will be considered," the league added) and the second will be an indefinite ban with the chance to apply for reinstatement after a year, with "no assurance that the petition will be granted." How the NFL applies the policy will be interesting to watch because there’s a lot of gray area that will have to be considered when there’s a case brought before commissioner Roger Goodell (much like, if a player's previous domestic violence history will be taken into account or how Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted in July but is appealing , will be handled).

49ers LB Smith suspended 9 games (The SportsXchange)
The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. Smith, 24, will be eligible to return to the 49ers' active roster on Nov. 10 following the team's Nov. 9 game against New Orleans. "Our organization has known this decision would come and we have prepared for it," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. Smith will lose $1.24 million of his $2.34 million salary, ESPN.com reported.

Ravens make five cuts (The SportsXchange)
The Baltimore Ravens waived five players Friday as they continue to cut their roster to 53 by Saturday's 4 p.m. deadline.

Thursday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game against 81st-ranked American Vania King. While buzz around the tournament grounds built all day waiting for 15-year-old CiCi Bellis to play her second-round match at night - she wound up losing - Williams ran her U.S. Open winning streak to 16 matches as she tries to become the first woman to win three consecutive titles at Flushing Meadows since Chris Evert took four in a row from 1975-78. Two past major champions, No. 8 Ana Ivanovic and No. 24 Sam Stosur, lost, as did No. 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 27 Madison Keys, bringing the total to 11 seeded women gone after only two rounds.

Ravens run over Saints 22-13 (The Associated Press)
To Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, finishing the preseason perfect mattered. Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Kicker Justin Tucker was among the few Ravens regulars who did not get the night off for the final exhibition game, and his performance was also one of the reasons the Ravens closed out their four-game exhibition slate without a loss. ''The thing that I love about these four preseason games is that guys work so hard,'' Harbaugh said.

Game roundup: Manziel solid in Browns' victory (The SportsXchange)
Brian Hoyer looked sharp and rookie Johnnie Manziel connected for a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns rolled past the Chicago Bears 33-13 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium. Hoyer went 6-for-8 and looked confident as he drove the Browns to a first-quarter score. In the second quarter, he led the Browns on a five-play 80-yard drive, which was capped by a one-yard TD pass to Jim Dray. His Arizona counterpart, Chandler Catanzaro kicked three field goals.

Public shaming of NFL commish Roger Goodell shows power, pitfalls of social media (Yahoo Sports)
All sports bosses are now held accountable by the public (including athletes on social media) in an unprecedented way. Commissioners are expected to be transparent in a refreshing way. But that transparency has its risks.

NFL roundup: Goodell toughens stance on domestic violence (The SportsXchange)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday, admitting "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice. The measures were announced in a letter to all team owners and come after widespread criticism and a social media firestorm that Goodell absorbed following his handling of discipline for the Baltimore Ravens running back. A first offense under the new domestic violence policy calls for a six-game suspension, while a second offense would result in a lifetime ban. The two-game suspension for Rice left many with the impression that the NFL did not take domestic violence seriously as a crime.
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