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Since we've been discussion local news sources like mlmn and patch- there's a new local site for news/blogs called newsworks.org  check it out!

 

 

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Along similar lines there's a newspaper page just for Narberth Borough news & events:

narberthcivic.org/news

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NewsWorks presents very little hard news and, for the most part, promotes Liberal viewpoint and talking points. NewsWorks is the Inquirer without the news. NewsWorks is also financed by State Government.

The Notebook, however, is focused on Philadelphia's violent and educationally dysfunctional schools and presents hard news. www.thenotebook.org

For the sophisticated reader, there is my blog The Liberty Blog www.thelibertyblog.org which presents my original and, frequently, unique perspective on current political  events, primarily.

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I wouldn't say Jan Ting promotes a "liberal viewpoint."

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I realize that newsworks.org's liberal slant may not accord with the political views of all of you on the board, but sometimes reading opinions different from your own can be thought provoking. Its never a good a idea to limit yourself to looking at opinion that does nothing more than reinforce your existing views. And, as for content, a brief look at today's page has these stories of local interest: the closure of a Philadelphia riverboat cruise, an outdooer painting competition in S. Jersey, the return of "Dancin on Air" to PHL 17 this weekend, among others. http://www.newsworks.org/ There is also a hyper local news section for Roxborough, Manayunk which is close enough to where I live to be of interest to me. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/neighborhoods/roxbourough

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Right you are bc59 and I do check NewsWorks almost daily as well as Slate and Salon which are center left and well written.

Bloomberg which is not a proponent of Limited Government but is not partisan has a financial, if not, political perspective which is interesting but not in line with my ideology. One always has to check ideology to the real world.

Do you listen to Hannity or Rush or Glenn Beck? or, at the least, read the Wall Street Journal?

 

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I watch Fox news AND John Stewart LOL

But- back to the original topic- on newsworks today you can read an article about the Marcellus Shale controversy (I know some of you are interested in that)  http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/23618-report-thousands-of-miles-of-new-pipelines-could-be-next-battle-ground-over-gas-drilling&Itemid=1

if anyone thinks that corporations can be counted on to act in an envioronmentally responsible manner without government regulation, if you can, try to watch Mann vs. Ford, a documentary available on the HBO channel, you can read more about it here:   http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/mann-v-ford/index.html

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http://marcelluscoalition.org/category/newsroom is the web site for Marcellus Shale Coalition and, in my view, presents indisputable facts, however, not the whole truth and with an obvious perspective.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/07/22/5-things-you-need-to-read-in-governor-corbetts-shale-commission-report/

Anti-capitalist and anti-free market, the Leftists at NPR look at Governor's Marcellus Shale report with a slightly different perspective. FYI "forced pooling" is considered by Constitutional Conservatives to be eminent domain for private gain. Pooling is taking a landowners natural gas rights by forced sale for no public purpose. This is unacceptable.

Lower energy costs mean a higher standard of living. Environmental impact is real but wildly and hysterically exaggerated by Leftists and anti-business groups.

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Environmental impact is real but wildly and hysterically exaggerated by Leftists and anti-business groups.

What makes you say that? I'd love to believe that if it's true, so please show me something more than some industrial publicity.

Would you be happy, Bob, if shale industry practices were happening in your neighborhood? Would you be as happy if it was your own drinking water that was on the line? Would it be OK to store and dispose of frackwater in your neighborhood and on your street, in the same manner as is being done?

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The environmental impact of Marcellus Shale drilling is less than the environmental impact of building two new high schools and an administration building and bus depot. The double standard is obvious. and I have been to Bradford County which has the lowest unemployment rate of any county in the state and have seen the impact which is less, as i said, than the school construction or the City Ave expansion or Ardmore phony transit oriented development.

I would be thrilled if there were Marcellus Shale in Lower Merion. Where was all the construction material from the School construction dumped? a double standard. In fact, the environmental impact of quarter of a billion new construction was not even discussed just as it is not being discussed with respect to City Ave Mega Rezoning. Democrats invoke the environment when it suits their purposes.

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I recall a while back that all construction and demolition debris from the high school projects was contracted to be hauled to salvage and sort yards, and it was estimated that 85% of all materials would be recovered and reused.  If you want I can go hunt op those references for you.  Meanwhile I'd be interested to hear from where you get your information about how benign shale drilling is, and how the comparison between that and the Lower Merion High School construction can be quantified.

I'm under no illusion that large scale construction is environmentally benign. Clearly it's better to re-use and re-purpose an old building than to demolish and re-build.

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How does re use lessen environmental impact.The impact would have been a lot less had this unnecessary construction not taken place.

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I'm sorry for not making myself clear, but yes, that's what the idea of "re-use" is. Use the old building and don't build a new one is usually the advice from those concerned about environmental impact.

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Yikes  I am an environmentalist and I thought it was common sense. Smiling

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Yikes  I am an environmentalist and I thought it was common sense.

lol!

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