Young Hit Hard by the Obama Economy
Infographic: Young Hit Hard by the Obama Economy | Republican Study Committee (RSC)
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THORNS to some Philadelphia Democratic Party committee members who urged voters to refuse to show identification to poll workers as part of Tuesday’s test run for the new voter ID law in Pennsylvania. The law has its drawbacks, particularly for older voters and the low-income, but that doesn’t justify those who are part of the political process encouraging voters to disobey it. Philadelphia already has a reputation for voting irregularities. We would hope those who work within the electoral system would also work to make it better and never discourage voters from legally participating.
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The temporary 30-day ban is based on current weather conditions and forecasted conditions, as well as the recent wildfire in French Creek State Park. Gusting winds, combined with dry fields and forests have made conditions extremely unstable for open burning.
Open burning of any combustible material out-of-doors in either a burn barrel (screened or unscreened), fire ring or on the ground is banned. This includes the burning of garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper and vegetation from land that has been cleared.
The lack of green foliage in the spring, little rainfall, low humidity and sunny, windy days have increased the chances of forest and brush fires spreading. The William Penn Forestry District 17, which covers Chester County, advises on its website that conditions today are “extreme”, meaning fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely.“The Forestry District may elevate these conditions to “Red Flag Warning” over the weekend, indicating that critical fire weather conditions are either currently occurring or will shortly be occurring,” said Robert Kagel, Chester County Department of Emergency Services Deputy Director for Emergency Management.
For more information on fire conditions for wildfires and open burning, go to the Pennsylvania Fire Wardens Association District 17 website, www.pffwal17.org.
Labels: Chester County
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Obama White House pays women less than men, records show
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The public will have an opportunity to learn from NRC staff members about the plant’s safety performance during 2011 and the NRC’s oversight of the facility. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss plant-related topics on a one-on-one basis with NRC inspectors assigned to the plant and their NRC Region I supervisor.
From and NRC press release:
According to the NRC, the Limerick plant operated safely during 2011. Regarding Unit 1, all findings were of very low safety significance). Therefore, for the rest of 2012, Limerick Unit 1 will receive the very detailed inspection regime used by the NRC or plants that are operating well.
Limerick Unit 2, however, will receive additional oversight from the agency this year as a result of receiving a “white” (low-to-moderate safety significance) inspection finding involving inadequate procedures related to the operation of two main feedwater system valves.
“Our expectation is that Exelon will thoroughly address the issues that contributed to the ‘white’ inspection finding finalized for Limerick late last year. Ensuring that occurs will be a focus for the NRC in 2012,” NRC Region I Administrator Bill Dean said. “Looking back on 2011, our inspectors spent time checking on whether there were any immediate safety concerns at U.S. nuclear power plants following the March events at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan. Those reviews indicated the plants remained safe for continued operation.”
An NRC team inspection is planned for the week of June 11 at the plant to review the company’s root cause and contributing cause evaluation for the problems; its assessment of potential similar issues; and its corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.
In 2011, the NRC devoted approximately 5,260 hours of inspection to the Limerick plant under its normal reviews.
Routine inspections are carried out by the two NRC resident inspectors assigned to the plant and by inspection specialists from the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia.
Among the areas of performance at Limerick to be inspected this year by NRC specialists are activities associated with radiological safety, the plant’s problem identification and resolution program, emergency preparedness and the facility’s implementation of a voluntary industry initiative to address potential degradation of underground piping.
Labels: Montgomery County
Monday, April 9, 2012
Why would a nonprofit organization like Planned Parenthood turn down a $500,000 donation?
Because PP isn't about helping women find affordable health care. It's all about pushing a far-left political agenda.
From columnist Gil Spencer:
The main reason that PP doesn’t need Tucker’s lousy five hundred grand is because it already gets hundreds of millions of dollars from YOU, the American taxpayer. Every single year. Tucker’s half a mil is chump change to the billion-dollar, taxpayer-subsidized operation that is Planned Parenthood.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Labor Department reported that the economy added 120,000 new jobs in March, falling well short of the more than 200,000 that had been expected. The unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent to 8.2 percent, but that decline came mostly from people giving up on their job searches.Weak March jobs report could spell trouble for Obama's reelection bid - The Hill's On The Money
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