Browsing Month September, 2014

Fiscal Chicken

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

Talk show hosts and other bloviators have spent hours giving their versions of the fiscal cliff.

In fewer than 750 words, I’ll explain the truth.

Taxes and the deficit are intertwined. If Congress can’t come up with a plan to… Read the rest

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Economy , Political , Uncategorized

More Lessons From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Containment Failures and the Loss of the Ultimate Heat Sink

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

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Energy & Environment

PPL’s Distribution Rates to Increase by $71 Million on January 1, 2013

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

On February 28, 2012, PPL filed for a distribution rate increase of $104.6 million. PPL acknowledged the proposal “would produce an average increase in distribution rates of approximately 13%.”

However, the actual rate increase for the average residential electric electric… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment

Earth’s Reset Button

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

Earth’s Reset Button

Well, the weather outside is … two inches and still coming down at my house. The son showed up with his two-year-old. I picked up some snow and threw it at the little guy. He handed Dad his piece of… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured

Top Ten Worst Holiday Gifts

By at December 27, 2012 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Worst Holiday Gifts

10) NASCAR anger management tapes.

9) John Boehner make-up kit.

8) Joe Biden chattering teeth.

7) Anything “Made in China.”

6) Tax cut for Donald Trump.

5) Karl Rove Weegie Board.

4) Twinkies’ gift certificates.

3) Romney top-hats.

2) Fiscal… Read the rest

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Featured , Political

A Brief Review of 2012: The Gun Culture of America

By at December 24, 2012 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment

A Brief Review of 2012: The Gun Culture of America

Jan. 8, 2011, Tuscon, Ariz.:  A man had gone to a political town meeting at a supermarket, with the intent to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He killed six and wounded 14, including Giffords, who was shot in the head. On… Read the rest

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Featured

“Wall to Wall, Throughout the Day”

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

“Wall to Wall, Throughout the Day”

A congresswoman in Arizona, movie-goers in Colorado, Sikhs in Wisconsin, mall shoppers in California and Washington. Unfortunately, I could go on. Sons and daughters in Afghanistan.

“These were BABIES. There’s just no comparison,” a friend said of last Friday’s mass… Read the rest

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Featured

Best Christmas Movies: The Top 25 Holiday Films Ever

By at December 20, 2012 | 4:53 pm | 0 Comment

Best Christmas Movies: The Top 25 Holiday Films Ever

25. The Polar Express (2004)
Sure, the performance-capture technology may have rendered the children a touch frightening to look at (at least it improved dramatically with ‘Beowulf’), but there’s still plenty of joy to be had in this fast-moving adaptation… Read the rest

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Uncategorized

Have a Happy and Health New Year

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

Have a Happy and Health New Year

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Comics

Coal or Candy?

By at December 18, 2012 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Coal or Candy?

Coal: Redistricting.

Candy: Linemen who restored power after Storm Sandy.

Coal: The entire Legislature for failing to repeal Act 51 – or the annual COLA they receive each year – which also drives their pension pay outs and per diem… Read the rest

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