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Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50.

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It’s a school zone.

But, you don’t see any… Read the rest

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

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The 10 Biggest Strikes in American History

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

The 10 Biggest Strikes in American History

1) Great Southwest Railroad Strike

• Number of  of strikers: 200,000.
• Time period: March to September, 1886.
• Affected area: Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

2) The Pullman Strike

• Number of strikers: 250,000.
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Top Ten Highest Paid State Government Employees

By at August 25, 2014 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Highest Paid State Government Employees

 

Name
Position & Department
Salary for 2013
1) James Preston

President and CEO, PA Higher Education Assistance

$319,837
2) Shahla Behjat

Psychiatrist Supervisor, Public

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Top Ten States with Highest Debt

By at August 18, 2014 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Top Ten States with Highest Debt

Based on “State Budget Solutions’ Fourth Annual State Debt Report” by Cory Eucalitto

 

State Total State Debt
1) California $777,918,403
2) North Carolina

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Reform Group Asks for Mr. Tomalis’ Pension to be Calculated at Lower Rate

By at August 18, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Data obtained through Right to Know requests demonstrate that former Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis is exploiting a loophole – known as the “footprint rule” – to increase the amount of his retirement payout.

Ronald

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Monday August 18 at 11:30 am: Press Conference Ron Tomalis’ Pension; Possible PDE Coverup

By at August 17, 2014 | 6:21 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

CONTACT:
ERIC EPSTEIN
ROCK THE CAPITAL
717-635-8615

GENE STILP
717-829-5600

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TOMALIS’ PENSION AND POSSIBLE PDE COVERUP

DATE AND TIME: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, at … Read the rest

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Best American Airlines in 2014

By at August 11, 2014 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

Best American Airlines in 2014

1. Delta.

2. Virgin America.

3. Alaska.

4. JetBlue.

5. Frontier.

6. Southwest (with Airtran).

7. American (with US Airways).

8. United.

 

Source: Airfarewatchdog
Photo by AndrewC75

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Blind to her faults

By at August 6, 2014 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Blind to her faults

A short story by William Keisling

She was a muse of fire and liquid Inca ice

 

Borges himself claimed in his footnotes to be blind to her faults. 1.

But Borges was blind not just to… Read the rest

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An out-of-the-box solution to Pennsylvania’s $50 billion retirement system debt

By at August 5, 2014 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

An out-of-the-box solution to Pennsylvania’s $50 billion retirement system debt

The problem with our school employees’ and state employees’ retirement systems is real, and it’s forcing school districts to raise property taxes.

The retirement systems have a combined debt of nearly $50 billion. It’s a debt that must be paid,… Read the rest

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