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Free thrills on Rock The Capital

By at November 30, 2010 | 5:23 pm | 2 Comments

Free thrills on Rock The Capital

Looking for something fun, a wee bit cerebral, and will take no more than a minute to get that sweet adrenaline pumping through your veins?

Of course, – so head over to RocktheCapital.com and take our poll. They change frequently, so make it a habit, and think of… Read the rest

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When a Burger turns to Turkey, anything can happen

By at November 25, 2010 | 12:16 pm | 1 Comments

When a Burger turns to Turkey, anything can happen

My family is very traditional when it comes to holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We almost always have turkey and dressing, gravy, green beans, my aunt Shirley’s creamed corn casserole. Stuff like that.

One Christmas we had something else. It was Bubba’s fault.

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Kicking the can: Another reason for a Constitution Convention

By at November 24, 2010 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

(By Tim Potts, Democracy Rising) This year the capitol witnessed lawmakers “kicking the can” twice on important issues. One of them, postponing the crisis in thestate employee and school employee pension funds, has received a lot of attention.… Read the rest

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Senator Musto’s career comes crashing down

By at November 23, 2010 | 5:32 pm | 113 Comments

Senator Musto’s career comes crashing down

Senator Raphael Musto or Ray as he prefers, nearly had his bags packed as he prepared to ride-off in to the sunset on his way to retirement. Musto intended to call it a legislative career at the end of the session.… Read the rest

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opens the door to a 31 year old environmental mess

By at November 23, 2010 | 1:34 am | 1 Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opens the door to a 31 year old environmental mess

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to address the remains of a 30 year old nuclear mess.

The “mess” is located at Three Mile Island’s, Unit 2, just outside Harrisburg. The unit has not been thoroughly decontaminated since the partial core meltdown in 1979.

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Fracking fluids blamed for contaminating a spring

By at November 22, 2010 | 8:57 pm | 3 Comments

Cleanup is underway in Lycoming County following what Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection characterizes as a large fracking spill in the Marcellus play.

The spill, estimated at 13,000 gallons, has contaminated an unnamed tributary to Sugar Run as well as a… Read the rest

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Millionaires who want to give back with no strings attached

By at November 20, 2010 | 11:17 am | 97 Comments

Millionaires who want to give back with no strings attached

The holiday spirit is starting to percolate, which is what inspired me to donate free time to Rock The Capital, which pales so deeply by comparison to what dozens of America’s wealthiest taxpayers have pledged to do for the good of country.

A group of millionaires, roughly 40 at last… Read the rest

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A lame duck stands up for the unemployed

By at November 19, 2010 | 5:09 pm | 1,009 Comments

Governor Edward Rendell fired a lame-duck salvo to Congress — imploring lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans

“When House members sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with their families next week, I hope they remember to say a… Read the rest

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Bear clear of the gas

By at November 19, 2010 | 3:16 pm | 1 Comments

Bear clear of the gas

As if hunters do not already have enough obstacles in their way to a trophy season, what with limited hunting days, amount of game they can legally take, and areas they can set their sites-on, which appears to, shrink from year to year; now they can add wells, as in gas, as in… Read the rest

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The Chinese Finger Trap

By at November 19, 2010 | 12:53 pm | 6 Comments

The Chinese Finger Trap

When I was a kid a friend gave me a Chinese finger trap – a woven bamboo tube that got wider when compressed and narrower when stretched. These

characteristics made it extremely easy for you to get you fingers into… Read the rest

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