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How Do You Like Being Held Hostage by PPL? PPL’s War on Residential Customers

By at May 31, 2012 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

How Do You Like Being Held Hostage by PPL? PPL’s War on Residential Customers

Remember when Pennsylvania consumers were promised rate relief and economic prosperity as a result of electric deregulation? On August 4, 2000, Secretary of Revenue Robert A. Judge Sr. predicted future electric bills would be a costs savings’ bonanza.

“We expect

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Happy Memorial Day, To The Defenders of the U.S. Constitution

By at May 29, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Happy Memorial Day, To The Defenders of the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution used to require only a simple majority for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill – 51 votes when the senate is fully complemented with 100 senators.

To the everlasting joy of a handful of senators, We The… Read the rest

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Top Ten Busiest American Airports

By at May 28, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Busiest American Airports

Based on Number of Passenger Departures

Airport Departures
1) Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 3.2 million
2) Chicago O’Hare 2.1 million
3) Dallas/Fort Worth 2.0 million
4) Denver 1.8 million

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Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

By at May 28, 2012 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves.

But, for… Read the rest

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Car Makers Say Increasing Gas Mileage Could Kill the Industry

By at May 25, 2012 | 7:50 am | 0 Comment

Car Makers Say Increasing Gas Mileage Could Kill the Industry

My wife and I were watching a movie on television recently, about Ford Motor Company sending a representative to England to convince politicians there that if women were paid equally to men, the company could not afford to keep building… Read the rest

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Rescuing Public Education in Pennsylvania

By at May 23, 2012 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Rescuing Public Education in Pennsylvania

There is no magic pill to cure all of the ailments that besiege public education. Folks that tell you they have the answer don’t understand the  problem.

Eliminating property taxes, reducing pension payments and consolidating school districts will provide relief… Read the rest

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Education , Pennsylvania Issues

Composting, Not Dumping

By at May 22, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Composting, Not Dumping

A story in the Lehigh Valley “Express-Times” last week told of a public hearing about a 96,000 square foot composting facility proposed for Upper Mount Bethel Township. The company behind the proposal was touting its intention to employ 25 people.… Read the rest

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Top Ten States with Heart Disease

By at May 21, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten States with Heart Disease

National Average: 6.50%
Pennsylvania: 6.20% (#23)

State %  of Population with Heart Disease
1) West Virginia 10.40%
2) Kentucky 8.80%
3) Mississippi 8.00%
4) Louisiana 7.90%

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Justice Joan Orie Melvin Relieved of All Judicial and Administrative Responsibilities

By at May 18, 2012 | 12:38 pm | 0 Comment

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA WESTERN DISTRICT

IN RE: MADAME JUSTICE JOAN ORIE : No. 384 MELVIN OF THE SUPREME COURT OF :

PENNSYLVANIA

PER CURIAM

: Judicial Administration Docket

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Consumer Demand May Breath Life Into an Endangered Species

By at May 18, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Consumer Demand May Breath Life Into an Endangered Species

The 2011 Census of Agriculture by Statistics Canada reveals the past five years have seen a 10 percent reduction in the number of farms in our northern neighbor’s inventory.

But the average farm size has increased by about seven percent.… Read the rest

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