Browsing Month August, 2014
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
Top Ten Turkey Producing States
2) North Carolina
8) South Carolina
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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[...read more]
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[...read more]