Monday, July 24, 2017

Guest Columnists

Saturday, December 7, 2013

When the European Parliament (EP) flouted the European Commission's (EC) proposed Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) by vetoing medicine regulation for electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) last October, American public health experts (myself included) heaved a sigh of semi-relief. Such regulation would have, in effect, banned e-cigs, made all the effective devices illegal in the EU and turned millions of 'vapers' into relapsed smokers or criminals. The beneficiaries? Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Age has its prerogatives.

One of the most profitable is saving money. Since turning 55, I have saved more than $27,000 taking advantage of senior citizen discounts and special pricing for seniors. That's an average of about $1,400 a year.

How did I do this? Ah, that's the best part: All I do is ask.

Curiously, I was introduced to the discount quite accidentally 20 years ago. My wife and I stopped at a restaurant in Cortland, N.Y.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

GETTYSBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) addressed Main Street and Elm Street managers from across the state during the Pennsylvania Downtown Center's annual conference in Gettysburg on Monday.

Argall, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, stressed the importance of the state's Main Street and Elm Street programs as a means of breathing new life into downtowns.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The sad fact is that people do not read as much as they once did. In our fast-paced world, reading takes time, concentration and commitment. Although it pays rich rewards, many choose shortcuts. The proliferation of social media has taken a significant toll on the idea that a person can enjoy reading.

Where does the love and joy of reading come from?

In my case, it was fired up by my immigrant mother, who never missed an opportunity to tell me what reading and learning would mean to me.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It has been said that, in America, every political question eventually becomes a legal question. Ever since Chief Justice John Marshall handed down his decision in Marbury v. Madison in 1803, which allegedly established the principle of judicial review of acts of Congress, courts have been increasingly involved in every important public question.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

When I was a boy growing up in Summit Hill, my brothers and I were subjected to any number of mom's home-made remedies. The most unpalatable was when she made us eat a glob of Vick's VapoRub when we had a cold. Never mind that the warning on the jar said: "Not to be taken internally." Mom knew better.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Do You Know the Meanings of the Words: "Individual" and "Corporation"?

When dealing with attorneys and judges, we all need to be very sure that we understand the meaning of the words that they use. Often those in government understand and use the current legal definition, rather than the ordinary or common definition of words that we are taught and understand. It is very important to know the legal definitions when reading and understanding the meaning of laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or court decisions, and to whom they apply.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Those In Lawful Governments Are To Be Obedient Servants!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Who's the leader of the club

That's made for you and me.


To the strains of this catchy march, the Mickey Mouse Club debuted on Oct. 3, 1955, on ABC-TV, right after Bandstand, and this entranced 16-year-old Summit Hill High School sophomore was there from the beginning.

In those days, Bandstand was a local show that aired on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, and its host was Bob Horn, predecessor to Dick Clark. Bandstand went national in 1957, and its name changed to American Bandstand.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Justice of the Peace or "District Judge"

Which is constitutional and lawful … which is a sham?

Today we are constantly told that the local, elected magistrate is a "District Judge", not a Justice of the Peace. But a close examination of Article V "THE JUDICIARY" in the Pennsylvania Constitution reveals only the use of the words "Justice of the Peace" when referring to this constitutionally authorized office.