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PA’s Trojan Horse Grazes on Property Rights

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What under earth just happened in Pennsylvania? The first phase of forced pooling, that’s what! Over this past weekend, the PA legislature approved Senate Bill 259, which grants oil and gas industry operators the ability to combine oil and gas … Continue reading

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What happens in Hawai’i does not stay in Hawai’i… [Pictures, Essay, + Video]

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My master just got back after being in Hawai’i for three weeks, and he’s not the same as when he left. I’m not sure exactly what’s up, but I’ll do my doggone best to explain. Fair warning: This may be a … Continue reading

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Dissonance over PA’s partial moratorium on shale drilling? Let the dog speak!

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I speak, you listen! Humans often ask dogs to speak. SO, here we go: Pay close attention to what I’m saying about the last-minute move made on 30 June 2012 by PA’s Senator Chuck McIlhinney, R-10, in which he successfully … Continue reading

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Now you’ve seen it all: PA lawmakers to vote on allowing natural gas industry to approve its own permits.

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You’ve heard of the fox running the henhouse, right? Usually, that’s an expression. It’s usually not “exactly” the case. But, if PA House Bill 1659 goes through, then the Marcellus industry will be in charge of their own permitting process. … Continue reading

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FYI: Mitt Rmoney’s anti-environment worldview violates his own religion’s ethics. #MittIsMean

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It’s often been said that the dignity of humans can be seen in how they treat those who cannot fend for themselves. By now, I’m sure you know that Mitt Rmoney has no problem with putting his dog, Seamus, in a crate and … Continue reading

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It’s fracking summer! (The Top 3 Essential Protests!)

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Global warming or not, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s summer. Summer is a time to roll in your favorite patch of grass, or if you’re an activist, then summer is a time to shake signs to … Continue reading

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Past Due Notice: The 28th Amendment, Reversing Citizens United

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Each decade or so, the humans who live in the United States amend The Constitution. The last time that happened was in 1992 (link to 27th Amendment). It needs to happen again because, in 2010, the US Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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Billboard Humor, Reality… or, “Hey, another post about the home of the Little League World Series!”

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Today, my master went to the big city of Williamsport, PA. When he got back, he told me about a billboard that he saw. Referring to when T. Boone Pickens came to town, the billboard reads, “T. BOONE PICKENS IS … Continue reading

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Poem: Upon the Death of Home

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Maybe this spring will make more sense than last spring, when nothing seemed right at all. (photo: adamaecompton) Humans have a lot of social conventions that they use to memorialize both positive and negative events: They throw “showers” for women … Continue reading

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The State of the Union: Obama’s Literacy Doggone Doubtful

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No, this isn’t a post about a teleprompter flub. Yes, this is a post about how President Obama has just offered clear and compelling evidence that he is illiterate. In last night’s State of the Union address, Obama specifically spoke about … Continue reading

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