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Hunting permitted in manhunt zone. What could go wrong??!

Manhunt for trooper slaying suspect won't keep deer hunters from woods in bow season

By Reuters
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 8:42 p.m.


EAST STROUDSBURG — The manhunt for the suspect in the ambush that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and wounded another won't stop the opening of deer-hunting season in the Pocono Mountains, one of most prized spots in the Northeast for game, authorities said Monday.

Beginning Saturday, bow hunters can enter the deep woods of the region even if the search for the suspect, Eric Frein, is still under way, more than three weeks after the Sept. 12 shooting.

Hundreds of officers, supported by armored vehicles and helicopters, have combed the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for the 31-year-old survivalist.

The extended operation has raised questions about whether the wave of deer hunters who descend on the Poconos in early autumn might compromise safety or the effectiveness of the search.

Saturday marks the beginning of the season when hunters can take deer with bows and arrows, and state police and game commission officials have given them the go-ahead. The fall season will run through Nov. 15.


Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/6883934-74/hunters-police-deer#ixzz3EojFPu4O ebook

Funny but kind of true! LOL

I admire the level of critical thinking, reasoning, wit and debate that I witness here at DU. I have been to other sites (that shall remain unnamed) and the contrast is stunning.

Funny, but reading and writing at DU makes me feel like I'm exercising my brain! Since I retired, I have the luxury of spending more time here and feel like I am learning every day.

First gubernatorial debate tonight. 9/22

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/09/22/corbett-wolf-prep-for-first-debate-in-govs-race/

It starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on PCN (which we do not get here!)


Live tonight, PCN will provide live coverage of the first Gubernatorial Debate between Incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic Candidate Tom Wolf . This event is sponsored by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, and moderated by abc27’s News Anchor Dennis Owens. The Keynote Speaker of the evening will be Tom Brokaw, Former Anchor and Special Correspondent for NBC News. Following the debate, we’ll open our phone lines to hear your comments, concerns, and questions. We want to hear from you, so call us at 1-877-PA6-5001.

https://pcntv.com/2014/09/22/september-22nd-at-730-pm-live-gubernatorial-debate-coverage/



But, but.... what about all those marvelous jobs in the fracking industry?

This article paints a rosy pictures of the great opportunities in fracking!!

The natural gas boom is helping to reverse a downward spiral that began with the fall of the once-mighty steel industry in the 1980s, a collapse that sent thousands of Western Pennsylvanians elsewhere to work.
Between 1970 and 1990, the region lost 158,000 manufacturing jobs and more than 289,000 residents, according to University of Pittsburgh researcher Bob Gradeck.

But that had changed by 2010, and more people were moving into the region than moving out, said Chris Briem, regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Social and Urban Research.

>snip<

W&J graduates have landed jobs in the oil and gas industry in Washington County — as petroleum engineers, land technicians, environmental technicians, data analysts, IT professionals, attorneys, accountants and public relations professionals, said spokeswoman Karen Oosterhous.

More than 237,000 jobs in Pennsylvania are related to Marcellus shale drilling, according to state figures, and more than 5,000 Marcellus-related jobs are available statewide as of July, an increase of 900 over the previous year.



Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/6720869-74/industry-gas-welker#ixzz3E05EinK2

Thank you, sheshe2.

Let us not forget our fore-mothers!

December 10, 1923
The Equal Rights Amendment, written by Alice Paul, is introduced in Congress

“We shall not be safe until the principle of equal rights is written into the framework of our government.”
– Alice Paul
If the states ratify it, the Equal Rights Amendment introduced today in Congress would require government to treat men and women with exact equality.

Winning the vote three years ago was a big step. Yet women are still not full citizens. Many states still prohibit women from serving on juries, and differences continue in married women’s rights to control property and make contracts.

Alice Paul, who wrote the ERA and helped found the National Women’s Party which backs it, says the only remedy is to amend the Constitution again.



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Much gratitude to Ken Burns.

It was educational, inspiring, and entertaining. There was not one dull moment. I was mesmerized from beginning to end.

No.

How do you know they are not teaching it? Do you honestly think there is a national failure of social studies teachers to omit civics from the curriculum?

Maybe they are teaching it, but the kids are too busy playing on their cell phones. (They are permitted to have them in class now!)

Maybe like so many other high school subjects, it is forgotten on graduation day.

Maybe it is not on the standardized test, so it has been cut from the curriculum.

What is incredible is your assumption that teachers are somehow negligent because people do not pay attention to government. Hell, most people do not know the name of the Vice President or which party controls the House.

If it is so important to you, why don't you research it instead of "blaming" teachers?


Thank you so much for posting that link!!!

I have never seen that thread before. OMG, I remember so many of those DUers, including some who have since passed away.

That was a terrible time for democrats and the shared despair truly created a bond. Reading those posts was very touching and inspiring.

They were very courageous to post their real names.

for old friends.

I check it out every now and then. I ignore the wing-nutty stuff.

I do see some news stories there that I might have missed elsewhere. Otherwise, the forums seem to move very slowly. It seems to have only a few really active posters.

It seems that I get called for jury duty there almost as soon as I log on (when I do). I agree, the "standards" for hiding posts seem much different from what would be allowed here. But then, they are not DU and have different norms or standards, or whatever.

As others have said, if you don't care for it, don't participate. Problem solved!

Of course.

We were a large ethnic family with lots of extended family who got together on the holidays. We ate lots of Eastern European dishes and baked goods that were only made for the holidays.

When I was a little girl, we celebrated two Christmases and Easters-- "American" and "Russian" (Orthodox). We always fasted on Christmas Eve and when we came home from midnight mass, had a feast of ham, kielbassa, etc.

None of these traditions have made it to the next generation. Most of my aunts and uncles have passed away and my cousins are scattered across the country. I have lost touch with most of them, unfortunately.

Wonderful memories, though.
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