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Wind Off the Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior) and the Other Great Lakes Could Power U.S. Homes

By at March 31, 2012 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Wind Off the Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior) and the Other Great Lakes Could Power U.S. Homes

Wind from the Great Lakes could supply the U.S. with more electricity than 700 nuclear power plants, according to a statement Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The DOE made the claim while announcing a Memorandum of Understanding between… Read the rest

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Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

By at March 30, 2012 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

The U.S. Senate this week decisively shot down a proposal to eliminate subsidies to Big Oil & Gas.

The tally was 51 senators, including two Republicans – from Maine – voting to end the subsidies, and 47, including four Democrats… Read the rest

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Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

By at March 30, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

Check out this photo. I found it late one night while poking around on the web. I wasn’t paying really close attention to the text at the time, but the author said something like “If something isn’t done about the… Read the rest

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Comments of Eric J. Epstein Re: Community Task Force

By at March 29, 2012 | 1:33 pm | 0 Comment

Comments of Eric J. Epstein Re: Community Task Force

“The West Chester Area School District organized a volunteer Community Budget Task Force in September, 2009. Its goal was to study the district’s budget to find ways to reduce the 2010-11 school year budget by at least $4.9 million

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Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tales: Tale #6

By at March 29, 2012 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Six – Public sector execs are overpaid.

In 2009, the average compensation for a private sector CEO was $10,982,000 per year. Before he was sacked as President… Read the rest

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Subsidizing an Industry and Clearing the Air; What’s Not To Like, Mr. Corbett?

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

Subsidizing an Industry and Clearing the Air; What’s Not To Like, Mr. Corbett?

California has a suggestion for Pennsylvania: use some money won from companies which have harmed Pennsylvanians’ health – tobacco money comes quickest to mind – to improve the health of the aforementioned residents.

Help support electric cars, for instance, in… Read the rest

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Voter Fraud

By at March 26, 2012 | 10:27 am | 0 Comment

Voter Fraud

There is voter fraud in Pennsylvania. Here are some numbers to prove it.

4 = number of persons convicted of voter fraud in Pennsylvania since the year 2004, including the time when Gov. Corbett was Attorney General. All 4 cases… Read the rest

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Ten Most Corrupt States

By at March 26, 2012 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

Ten Most Corrupt States

State Grade Score
10. Maryland D 61%
9. Nevada D 60%
8. Michigan F 58%
7. North Dakota F 58%
6. South Carolina F 57%

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Fracking: Corruption a Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage

By at March 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Fracking: Corruption a Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage

(part 3 of 3)

The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases land in rural and agricultural areas for… Read the rest

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Notes From a Road Trip

By at March 23, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes From a Road Trip

You can’t look out a window from 30,000 feet and see a flame burning on a wastewater treatment plant in Richmond, Va. I wonder what a wastewater treatment plant would have to burn to make that much flame.

I made… Read the rest

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