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Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tales: Tale #10

By at February 29, 2012 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Ten – We don’t need no education.

Awesome Floyd tune; awful policy. In this year’s budget, the Republican house, senate and governor eliminated $550,000,000.00 in basic education.… Read the rest

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The Gossamer T-Shirt and the Old White Guys

By at February 29, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The Gossamer T-Shirt and the Old White Guys

By any reasonable standard, the shirt is a disgrace.

Over the period of the three or more decades I’ve owned it, various women with whom I have shared my life have insisted that it should be thrown away, or consigned… Read the rest

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Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Rick Santorum

By at February 28, 2012 | 10:51 am | 2 Comments

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Rick Santorum

10) Will balance the ticket with Christine O’Donnell.

9) Compulsory military service for straight liberals.

8) Koch brothers will manage social security.

7) Vouchers for underprivileged rich kids.

6) Plans to water board John McCain.

5) Least crazy of the… Read the rest

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When Lawyers Attack: Biting the hand that E-Feeds You

By at February 28, 2012 | 7:01 am | 1 Comments

When Lawyers Attack: Biting the hand that E-Feeds You

People sue one another for copyright infringement all the time. Infringement suits are so common that most fail to make the news. But when they do, the facts tend to be particularly interesting.

So is the case of a recent… Read the rest

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It’s Not The Machinery

By at February 28, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

It’s Not The Machinery

A fellow columnist wrote last week thanking other kids’ parents for buying their eight-year-olds cell phones. He thought a cell phone to be far down on the list of things an eight-year-old should have to keep track of.

“But Dad,”… Read the rest

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Manufacturing Wind Jobs

By at February 27, 2012 | 7:05 am | 0 Comment

Manufacturing Wind Jobs

The federal production tax credit (“PTC”) is set to expire at the end of this year. Recently, Congress refused to extend the  PTC in the latest version payroll tax bill.

What is the the tax credit and why should you… Read the rest

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Top Ten Tobacco Consuming Nations (2009)

By at February 27, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Tobacco Consuming Nations (2009)

World Wide Consumption: Eight Tons

Nation Tonnage % of  Total Consumption
 1. China 3.11 million 38.0%
2. European Union .91 million 10.2%
3. India .72 million 7.4%
4. Russia

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Fewer Words; Less Filling

By at February 26, 2012 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

Fewer Words; Less Filling

The Reduced Shakespeare Co. cleverly and humorously abridges all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays to 97 minutes. Short of having a set of Cliff’s Notes or a collection of Classic Comics, sources of innumerable student essays for more than a half-century,… Read the rest

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

By at February 26, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Steve Halvonik 717-787-1381

 

Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal   

 Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

Responds to CEO’s letter citingRead the rest

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Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

By at February 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

Spaced out along 10 miles of mountain ridge about 100 miles north of my home are a line of humongous propellers mounted on poles. There are about 60 of the propellers, twirling, almost constantly, above Mahanoy City – a town… Read the rest

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