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Thanks guys – and gals

By at May 31, 2011 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

Thanks guys – and gals

The two spouses were members of an Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit – the folks who go out to defuse or destroy munitions their adversaries have left to cause death and other damage to passers by.

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Scadenfreude Nation

By at May 31, 2011 | 10:59 am | 5 Comments

Scadenfreude Nation

There is an unfortunate propensity in America that is growing uglier by the day – a need to elevate one’s own sense of well-being through the dragging down of others.

What I mean is this – on some level, everyone… Read the rest

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“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

By at May 26, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 840 Comments

“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

Yesterday 30 disabled citizens rolled into their capitol in Harrisburg, PA asking to meet with their governor Tom Corbett. They were ignored. In fact, they were worse than ignored. The Corbett squad saw fit to put 25 uniformed and undercover security people standing all around these citizens whose only crime was to ask their governor hear their concerns.

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Building on a Tax

By at May 25, 2011 | 7:50 pm | 737 Comments

Building on a Tax

Yet in 1901 the state legislature met in a building that looked, according to the man who had it built, “ugly.” This simply would not due. So – again, according to legend – the legislature sent a delegation to the power brokers in those three industries and gave them one of two choices: pony up the $13 Million (over $300 Million today) for the new building or we’ll levy a tax on you that we’ll never repeal. No tax was levied, so we must assume that they capitulated.

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Grand Jury Reports on Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board

By at May 25, 2011 | 8:31 am | 912 Comments

Grand Jury Reports on Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board

A report which focuses on deficiencies with the establishment and issuance of gaming licenses in the Commonwealth was released today following an extensive grand jury investigation involving the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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Now the Investigation

By at May 24, 2011 | 8:34 am | 115 Comments

Now the Investigation

The 18-member investigative team includes members of the IAEA and a dozen experts from multiple countries. The team will hold hearings and bring in representatives from Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the plant as well as Japanese nuclear regulators.

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Standardized Exams are not about Standards

By at May 24, 2011 | 8:04 am | 1 Comments

Standardized Exams are not about Standards

Some students figure out they can barely pass and still get a diploma, so why work so hard. That doesn’t mean they are not paying at least some attention. Many of them will eventually find something they want to do, and suddenly they will reveal they really are able to read and do math.

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Top Ten Pennsylvania Legislative Lobbying Gifts

By at May 23, 2011 | 8:13 am | 5 Comments

Top Ten Pennsylvania Legislative Lobbying Gifts

Eric Epstein has been following the trail of money for this week’s Top Ten, and well it includes everything but a new kitchen sink.

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Bridges & Dead Trout

By at May 19, 2011 | 6:39 pm | 2 Comments

Bridges & Dead Trout

To most of us, “energy” means gasoline and electricity. In news reports and advertising, the connection is regularly reiterated. Most of us, I suspect from talking to folks, think of a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt as cars which do not pollute the air. They run on electricity, and electricity is clean. Right?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 19, 2011 | 8:30 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock the Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder follows the tortured trail it takes to assemble a green car. In Japan, Prime Minister Naoto Kan says nuclear regulators need more independence, and starting today, gas drillers in Pennsylvania can no longer dump contaminated water at municipal treatment facilities.

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