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A beachfront cottage in Gettysburg, you say? Could be.

By at November 30, 2012 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

A beachfront cottage in Gettysburg, you say? Could be.

A lot of young hardbodies are going to be very happy in, say, 200 or so years. Several bits of information crossed my desk in the past few days, among them a new scientific report saying ice sheets on Greenland… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Endangered Species: GOP

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

Endangered Species: GOP

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Comics , Featured

Not-so-Happy Anniversary: 20 Years of NRC Inaction

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

Not-so-Happy Anniversary: 20 Years of NRC Inaction

Twenty years ago today, Don Prevatte and I submitted a report under 10 CFR Part 21 to the NRC regarding a substantial safety hazard at nearly three dozen nuclear power plants.

Twenty years later, that substantial safety hazard still afflicts… Read the rest

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Schools Get Good at Data Collection, but Is That Really Their Purpose?

By at November 27, 2012 | 12:14 pm | 0 Comment

Schools Get Good at Data Collection, but Is That Really Their Purpose?

In one or another of my college classes, during a discussion about our constantly changing education system, the professor pointed out one constant remained virtually unscathed: children were being required to sit in rows and faithfully recite the dictums promulgated… Read the rest

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Education , Featured

Truckin’ to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession

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

Truckin’ to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession

A white Ford F-250 pick-up rumbled through town, a Confederate rebel flag on a pole behind the cab; on the rear bumper were a pro-life and three Anti-Obama stickers, two of which could not be revealed in a family newspaper.… Read the rest

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Featured , Political

At What Point Does Education Become Spying

By at November 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

At What Point Does Education Become Spying

Our children are getting entirely too used to living in a police state.

I remember when Officer Friendly graced children’s book. He often was a bit portly in his double-breasted overcoat with the shiny brass buttons. He carried a shillelagh,… Read the rest

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Education , Featured

Top Ten Turkey Producing States & Processors

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

Top Ten Turkey Producing States & Processors

Top Ten Turkey Producing States

1) Minnesota
2) North Carolina
3) Arkansas
4) Missouri
5) Virginia
6) Indiana
7) California
8) South Carolina
9) Pennsylvania
10) Ohio

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Where’s the Captain?

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

Where’s the Captain?

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Giving Thanks, and Thinking Ahead

By at November 20, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Giving Thanks, and Thinking Ahead

Each year about this time, I take a few minutes to remind myself of the sorts of things for which I’m thankful. On the simple end are toys such as DVDs and telephones we carry in our pockets that can,… Read the rest

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University Governance Doesn’t Represent the People

By at November 19, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

University Governance Doesn’t Represent the People

About 800,000 Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of union rights and activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board.

The only labor representative on… Read the rest

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Education , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

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