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New England and Northeast State Legislature Analysis: Financial Income Packages

By at November 30, 2011 | 11:33 am | 8 Comments

New England and Northeast State Legislature Analysis:  Financial Income Packages

1.)   Connecticut- $28,000 year no per diem is paid; Pension abolished all monies transferred to State Employees Retirement fund. A state legislator must file with the Ethics Commission, within 30 days, a report of the payment or reimbursement of necessary… Read the rest

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Do the Math

By at November 29, 2011 | 11:53 am | 2 Comments

Do the Math

By Timothy Dewald

It’s class warfare, and the 1% has been winning for the last 30 years.  If you don’t believe that, just do the math.

In 1982, the share of national income going to wages was 56 percent. In… Read the rest

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Ten Suggestions to Save Harrisburg

By at November 28, 2011 | 4:31 pm | 11 Comments

Ten Suggestions to Save Harrisburg

10) Sell Wild West artifacts to Turnpike Commission.
9) Convert Governor’s Mansion into parking garage.
8) Lease incinerator to Marcellus Shale Coalition.
7) Redistrict Harrisburg into Derry Township.
6) Auction off renaming rights to Chinese.
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Camp Hill voters counter Regan revolution, tax-cut crusader ousted from school board

By at November 25, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 3 Comments

Camp Hill voters counter Regan revolution, tax-cut crusader ousted from school board

It would be tempting to look at Pete Regan’s defeat in the Camp Hill School Board race through an Ohio prism and interpret it as a signal that the Tea Party movement is in retreat.

It would also be wrong.… Read the rest

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Happy thanks-giving for where we live

By at November 25, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 3 Comments

Happy thanks-giving for where we live

Thanksgiving morning, my nephew texted me the wishes of the day, and noted that the weather had changed where he lives. Temperatures had been in the 60s the past few days, but Thanksgiving morning there was a half-foot of new… Read the rest

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Economy , Energy & Environment , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

What’s On the Blacklist? Three Sites That SOPA Could Put at Risk

By at November 23, 2011 | 4:56 pm | 4 Comments

by Parker Higgins of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Proponents of the latest disastrous IP bill , the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) insist it only targets the “worst of the worst”:

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The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

By at November 23, 2011 | 7:55 am | 5 Comments

The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

There is nothing the media love more than a good celebrity sex scandal.

Since the story of Scarlett Johansson’s purloined nude pictures had run its course, and the media squeezed every drop of ink it could from the Kim Kardashian/Kris… Read the rest

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Pol’s talk of job protection a boatload of gas

By at November 22, 2011 | 8:08 am | 2 Comments

Pol’s talk of job protection a boatload of gas

Four seemingly unrelated fragments of U.S. sports and politics came together this month, and none of them bore any connection to Penn State football.

  • The 34th America’s Cup competition, in which very expensive, very fast, sailboats from around the

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Penn State Trustees Violated State Law

By at November 21, 2011 | 9:47 pm | 3 Comments

Penn State Trustees Violated State Law

The Penn State Board of Trustees may have several times violated state law for its failure to publicly announce meetings and how it handled the firing of Coach Joe Paterno. However, these violations may be the… Read the rest

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25 Fattest Countries

By at November 21, 2011 | 8:45 am | 2 Comments

25 Fattest Countries

Thanksgiving Special

The World Health Organization (“WHO”) determines if a person is  “overweight” based on an individual’s  height and weight. If your body mass index (“BMI”) is 25 or more – you are considered overweight.* If you weigh in with… Read the rest

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