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State of the Union

By at October 31, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

State of the Union

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Comics , Political

Author Sues Townships Organization for Access to Public Information

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

Author Sues Townships Organization for Access to Public Information

In spite of publicity in recent years about state agencies being made more transparent, there remain plenty of road blocks to acquiring information which seemingly should be public. Such a situation faced Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania-based author and social issues journalist Walter M. Brasch earlier this year. “I was needing information for a book I was working […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

Top Ten Candy Bars

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

Top Ten Candy Bars

1. M&Ms Revenue Generated: $406.7 million Unit Sales: 417.7 million 2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Revenue Generated: $398.9 million Unit Sales: 366.2 million 3. Snickers Revenue Generated: $386.2 million Unit Sales: 405.3 million 4. Hershey’s Revenue Generated: $249 million Unit Sales: 264.6 million 5. Kit Kat Revenue Generated: $201.8 million Unit Sales: 202.5 million 6. […]

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Featured

Arizona Threatens Secession; It May Be a Growing Trend

By at October 26, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Arizona Threatens Secession; It May Be a Growing Trend

Come election day, the good citizens of Arizona will decide whether to amend their state constitution, granting themselves sovereignty over the Grand Canyon, allowing themselves to “take it back” from the rest of us. The goal, apparently is to increase mining and other commercial uses in the canyon, and funnel the proceeds into Arizona coffers. […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured

Fright Night

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

Fright Night

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Comics , Featured

Democracy Rising: A Final Word, A New Beginning

By at October 23, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

by Tim Potts A while ago, a DR supporter unsubscribed from DR News, saying that he thought DR could change things in Harrisburg, but we haven’t. I replied that DR never could change things in the Capitol. Only citizens can. DR’s role is to educate citizens and empower them so that they can get a […]

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Resource Exploitation Without Control: A Recipe for Disaster

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

Resource Exploitation Without Control: A Recipe for Disaster

I love traveling. I enjoy meeting people in a variety of places, with different manners of talking and thinking. Though sometimes there aren’t as many differences as one might think. A friend turned 40 a few years ago, nearly at the top of Engineer Pass, just outside and way above Ouray, CO. I was driving […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured

Unemployment Rates in the Americas

By at October 22, 2012 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Unemployment Rates in the Americas

“The unemployment rate is defined as the level of unemployment divided by the labor force. The labor force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work.” Nation Unemployment rate 1. Haiti 40.6% (1) 2. Jamaica 14.3% (2) 3. Dominican Republic 14.2% (3) 4. Costa Rica 10.21% 5. Columbia […]

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Economy , Featured

Ode to the Little House

By at October 19, 2012 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment

Ode to the Little House

I was raised an outdoors kind of guy. Even for that? you ask. Yes, even for that. When I was a lad, the running water was a hand pump about 50 yards in one direction from the kitchen door. It ran faster in winter than summer because if you didn’t hustle in winter it was […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured

New Stealth Law Replaces Higher Ed Funding With Marcellus Royalties

By at October 17, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

New Stealth Law Replaces Higher Ed Funding With Marcellus Royalties

With only the ever so faint brush of pen on paper to announce it, Senate Bill 367 became Act 147 of 2012, the Indigenous Mineral Resources Incentives Development Act. It effectively declared open for fracking all state-owned lands, including state parks (when a moratorium currently protecting them is lifted) and land owned or controlled by […]

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