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Information on Measles

By at March 2, 2015 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

Many of us thought measles had been eradicated. I thought  the disease was a menacing health threat confined to remote  areas of the globe. After all, the United States declared that measles was eliminated in 2000. However, measles can be  imported into our nation by visitors or when Americans  travel abroad. “Since 2000, when measles […]

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Legislative Audit for 2014: Testimony of Eric Epstein

By at February 23, 2015 | 1:40 am | 0 Comment

February 23, 2015 Representative Mark Keller Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Room 108, Ryan Office Building P.O. Box 202086 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086 Voice: 717-787-5774 Fax:     717-705-2088 Dear Chairman Keller: In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have witnessed a sad parade of scandals and lapses of judgment by public officials. During this period the Legislative Audit Advisory […]

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Top Ten Reasons Ron Tomalis Is Not A Ghost

By at September 15, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Reasons Ron Tomalis Is Not A Ghost

1) He had a title. 2) He had a name plate. 3) He lives in Camp Hill. 4) He receives a pension. 5) He had a parking space. 6) Senator Folmer says so. 7) Governor Corbett says so. 8) Penn State is back in the news. 9) Bill Costopoulos needs a new client. 10) The […]

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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 $387,465,667 3) Texas $340,944,239 4) Illinois $321,354,115 5) Ohio $321,340,764 6) New Jersey $213,933,875 7) Florida $197,871,611 8) Pennsylvania $184,903,767 9) Michigan $142,688,026 10) Massachusetts $129,550,263   Source: State Budget Solutions […]

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America’s Ten Poorest States

By at July 22, 2014 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

America’s Ten Poorest States

1. Mississippi • Median household income: $37,095 • Population: 2,984,926 (20th lowest) •  Unemployment rate: 9.2% (6th highest) • Pct. below poverty line: 24.2% (the highest) 2. Arkansas • Median household income: $40,112 • Population: 2,949,131 (19th lowest) •  Unemployment rate: 7.3% (tied-22nd highest) • Pct. below poverty line: 19.8% (4th highest) 3. West Virginia […]

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Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

By at July 14, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

Virgin America. Southwest Airlines. JetBlue Airways. Hawaiian Airlines. Alaska Airlines. Frontier Airlines. Delta Air Lines. US Airways. American Airlines. United Airlines.   Source: Travel Channel Photo by Binder.donedat

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TMI Alert Dinner 2014: 35th Anniversary of the Accident Slideshow

By at June 16, 2014 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

TMI Alert Dinner 2014: 35th Anniversary of the Accident Slideshow

Updates on: Fukushima, Security, Three Mile Island, State of the Industry and TMIA, Online Participation.   Download PDF of the slide show.

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The Road Not Taken: A Summary of Attempts to Ban Gifts from 2006-2014

By at May 27, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

The Road Not Taken: A Summary of Attempts to Ban Gifts from 2006-2014

Comments by Eric Epstein Image Concepts by Gene Stilp May 27, 2014   The plot is always the same and the ending is never a surprise. Political scandal followed by public outrage. Politicians pander, meander and do nothing. The sad reality is that the public has been conditioned to accept the outrageous behavior by Pennsylvania […]

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Bond Swap for New Building? The Political Class’ continued fleecing of We The Taxpayer.

By at April 8, 2014 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Folks don’t know the connections and implications of crony capitalism, partly because no one points them out, until a municipality is overexposed by such unnecessary risk, a la Harrisburg. So I’ll try to keep an eye on The Political Class’ continued fleecing of We The Taxpayer. http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/03/hummelstown_borrowing_63_milli.html The article says “average interest rate of 3.87 percent […]

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The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media

By at January 22, 2014 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media

The Big Story this past week was the Golden Globes awards. The Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and broadcast by NBC, drew 21 million viewers for the three-hour ceremony, preceded by a one-hour Red Carpet gush-fest hosted by “Today” show personalities. There wasn’t one TV or film personality the hosts didn’t fawn over. […]

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