Seeing as how the state of Pennsylvania doesn't view young adults as independent until they reach the age of 23, have a child, enter the military, or seek legal emancipation why couldn't the bill protect people until the age of 23? Once someone turns 18 they shouldn't loose the protection this bill seeks to offer. If anything once a person turns 18 they may see an uptick in such behavior as they're seen as being "legal" and therefore an even wider net of pervs might begin to target them.
Fitzy's got to go. I see very little daylight between him and Corbett when it comes to our environment and that's frightening. We can't allow him to be reelected if we want air to breath, water to drink, or local food to eat.
I strongly urge all those opposed to fracking to find other means of heating, powering, and cooking. If we want to stop fracking we've got to stop using their products.
People, as a general rule, are sh*tty, don't follow directions, don't like to be asked to think, and don't want to educate themselves when they do get an idea into their heads. Educating oneself about a life you're about to become responsible for is advice that many many people don't seem to heed no matter if that life is another person, a chicken, a cat, or a dog.
So there were 47 chicken turned in, that sucks, those people are sh*tty people and they (and those around them) have to live with that fact. That said how many dogs are surrendered per year in our area? Maybe that's not newsworthy (though having the number to put the number of chickens into context would be beneficial).
While chickens give you eggs, and if you're so inclined meat, dogs give you undying devotion and love asking for little in return (something you're not going to get from any bird) and I'm sure the number of sh*tty people that surrender dogs or just abandon them is much higher and it's probably the same with cats.
So these 47 chickens may be unlikely to find a good home (at least a good home that isn't also the home of a well loved roasting pan). These birds are still far far better off having been the failed experiment of some sh*tty hipster than if they'd been raised in a factory farm with their beaks cut off, standing in a space only slightly bigger than their bodies, being shat upon by those stacked above them, and shatting upon those below them.
If we want to stop the fracking we must stop buying their product.
Build a rocket mass heater in your home that burn miniscule amounts of wood that can heat a house for several days, burn near 100% efficiency, produce very little if any particulates (only carbon dioxide and steam). By the way the carbon released when you burn wood is offset if you grow back what you've burned (which is extremely easy to do with rocket mass heaters, in fact the trees will do it for you since all you need to burn are small twigs and branches).
Build a biogas digester and use the methane that is generated to cook with. Why compost in a way that just releases the nitrogen and carbon away into the atmosphere when you can let microbes create methane and use that for cooking fuel.
Grow/raise as much of your own food as possible and buy organic food from as close to home as possible and plant things like fruit and nut trees, encourage wild perennials and other no-fuss foods like nettles and sunchokes.
Insulate your houses. A majority of your gas or electric is spent on heating, reduce your bill and reduce the power this industry has over our elected officials.
We can break this industry, save our homes, and save our communities but we have to approach it in the correct way and we have to stop being part of the problem.
There are no trustworthy broadcast news sources in this town any longer. From here on out I'll be getting my news from the militant religious folks on public access, at least they have integrity.
In all seriousness though, we need to begin to punish these organizations who pretend to be journalists but who are ignoring their duty to inform the public. If the editorial department at KDKA was truly independent from the advertising department they would have been up in arms about this and would be digging in and reporting the true dangers of fracking to their listeners, viewers, and readers but they're derelict in their duty and therefore can no longer be trusted.
I've informed them that I won't be giving them the time of day or trusting them to report on local bake sales let alone a topic as important as the wholesale destruction of our air, water, and soil and I encourage you, if you care about our region, if you care about our future, if you don't think money is a good substitute for being able to breath do the same. Let KDKA know that they're no longer trusted.
By far one of my favorite booths in the Public Market, aside from the amazing selection of incredible oils and vinegars Heather is so knowledgeable and shares so much information. We won't buy olive oil anywhere else.
No that rising opinion IS true. Worse is the opinion that we can continue to pump loads of carbon into the atmosphere without consequences, that we can continue to poison water and soil in areas that would otherwise be totally sustainable, and that there are actually ways to reduce and eliminate our use of fossil fuels quite rapidly that have been sabotaged for decades by the fossil fuel cartels.
There may be a lot of candidates but John here won't be getting my vote until he stops sucking off the gas industry no matter how liberal he is otherwise.
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