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Reflections on 9/11 & 5/1

By at May 2, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Reflections on 9/11 & 5/1

There are moments in life so vivid that they never leave you; their sense is trapped inside your consciousness in a way that stands out from ordinary memories. Your heart still skips thinking about how you met your wife, it stills swells to the breaking point remembering the birth of your children, and it can still drop out of your body recalling the loss of a loved one. September 11, 2001 is one of those days.

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Signed, Sealed & Deadly

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Signed, Sealed & Deadly

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,(R-Allegheny) is thrilled. In a news release, Turzai said, “It is very appropriate the for the first law of the Pennsylvania Republican majority to give back to residents the ability to choose which safety features should be part of their homes.”

Well, if that’s the case, why not also give homeowners the choice of installing asbestos, joists carved out of balsa wood and for good measure throw in the choice of using lead paint.

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Killing Sprinklers is tied to Substandard Building Codes

By at April 21, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Killing Sprinklers is tied to Substandard Building Codes

Somehow the facts went out the roof like billowing smoke. Installing a sprinkler system costs on average about 1 to 1.5 percent of the total dollar amount of construction. In most instances, those dollars add up to the same amount a homeowner would fork out to upgrade carpet or countertops.

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A Proactive Nuclear Step in Germany

By at March 15, 2011 | 12:24 pm | 5 Comments

A Proactive Nuclear Step in Germany

Germany’s Chancellor has put a three month moratorium in place on plans to extend nuclear power. Angela Merkel is also temporarily pulling the plug on seven of Germany’s 17 nuclear power plants. This comes on the heels of the disaster in Japan.

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Tying abortion to race for political gain

By at January 21, 2011 | 4:19 pm | 107 Comments

Tying abortion to race for political gain

Rick Santorum’s statement linking abortion to slavery to the color of President Barack Obama’s skin is the talk of the nation. Certainly, Pennsylvania’s Santorum is liking all the attention as he contemplates a presidential run in 2012.

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