Scott Wagner Open Letter

Scott Wagner Open LetterScott Wagner Open Letter — Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner has sent us the below open letter. FWIW, Wagner, despite some rather unfortunate comments, would be an exponentially better governor than incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf, a calculating opportunist who in no way has concern for the interests of those who live in this state.

Dear fellow Pennsylvanian,

I know how frustrating it is to sort through the lies told by politicians and the media — especially at election time. I tried for years, until I got fed up and ran for the State Senate to finally get some answers.

To say I was sickened by what I discovered during my four years in the Senate is a gross understatement.

Too many Harrisburg politicians see taxpayers as an endless line of credit — which allows them to spend without a cap — and never have to pay it back.

They’ve forgotten that taxpayers are real people who work very hard — who have hopes, dreams and struggles.

They’ve forgotten that the more they spend, the less taxpayers have of their own hard earned dollars to spend or save.

It doesn’t have to be this way, and I’m running for Governor to prove it.

You’ve probably heard that I’m not much of a politician — that I don’t always say the right thing. That’s true, and I’m never going to be the typical politician, but I’ll always be a governor who does the right thing, because I’m not owned, and I can’t be bought.

I’m a guy who grew up on a farm. I know how to fix things, and l know how to do what it takes to get the job done when everyone else has given up and walked away.

If I am elected, I will regard my victory as proof that Pennsylvanians reject the notion that Harrisburg bureaucracy is too big and powerful to be changed or controlled.

I’ll take my election as a clear sign that the people of Pennsylvania intend to take control and pursue a much better, much more prosperous standard of living — the likes of which decades of politicians have told us isn’t possible, while they themselves have become wealthy from public service.

Prosperity is possible, and I’m running for governor to prove it.

I firmly believe I can win this election and follow through on my vision. I don’t believe the polls. Nearly 800 campaign stops and events this year alone, tell me something very different is happening in Pennsylvania. People don’t want career politicians. They want leaders with the backbone to get landmark wins for the people who deserve them.

It can be done, and I’m running for governor to prove it.

Vote tomorrow. Let’s prove them all wrong.

Scott Wagner Open Letter

Election Day Information 2018

Election Day Information 2018 — Regina Scheerer reminds us that polls in Pennsylvania are open tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Department of State has helpful links including checking registrations, finding voting locations and filing complaints. They can be found here.

Election Day Information 2018

Election Day Information 2018

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Pat Priest was the second person to play Marilyn Munster on the 1960s sitcom. Her mother, Ivy Baker Priest, was United States Treasurer under President Eisenhower. Her name appeared on the currency printed during her tenure.

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Ivy Baker Priest William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-5-18
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GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins

GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins — GAB has returned.

The free speech social networking alternative to Twitter was kicked off the web by hosting provider Joyent on Oct. 29 after it was revealed that Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect Robert Bowers was a poster on the site.

An example of Bowers’ postings is to the right.

The Oct. 27 massacre left 11 dead and seven wounded, including four police officers.

Anyway, outrage occurred and GAB got blamed for inspiring the evil.

Cynics might say it was just an attempt by Silicon Valley powerbrokers to maintain an hegemony on the flow of information and squelch a potential competitor while it was still in the cradle.  It is not as though Twitter never served as a conduit of hate, after all.

Or Facebook, for that matter.

Anyway GAB is back. It’s easy to block the H8ers –or confront them if that is your wish.

We encourage all to join it. GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins

To the right is  the statement GAB ran last week while it social networking part was offline.  Click to enlarge.

GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins


Dom Host Bill O’Reilly Nov. 16

Dom Host Bill O’Reilly Nov. 16 — Join Dom Giordano as he hosts Bill O’Reilly for discussion of his latest book Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History.

This Speaker Series event will take place at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center (at Bordentown Regional High School) in Bordentown, N.J., 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16.

Tickets are $35 and include a copy Killing the SS.  They can be ordered here. 

Dom Host Bill O’Reilly Nov. 16

Dom Host Bill O'Reilly Nov. 16


Hire American Doctors Please

Hire American Doctors Please

By Kevin Lynn

Outsourcing U.S. jobs to foreign markets followed by replacing local workers with foreign laborers has been the reality of the U.S. labor market for almost two decades.

Hire American Doctors PleaseManufacturing was the start of outsourcing, and then employers moved on to back-room corporate operations such as credit card processing and call centers for customer service. This was followed by importation of workers from around the world for jobs in accounting, tech – and all the STEM fields – and health care. Still, some will be surprised to learn that even physicians have been negatively impacted by the importation of foreign labor.

Each year, hundreds of American graduates of medical schools do not match to hospital residencies. Under the current medical system, doctors who do not complete a residency cannot practice as doctors. While these doctors can reapply in successive years for resident positions, the chances of matching to a residency diminish as more years pass.

After a tremendous commitment to education of at least 20 years – that’s 12 years of public school followed by eight years of higher education – that doctors are shut out of their profession is mind-boggling. These are doctors too who are likely to have incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt to obtain their medical degree. After completing a residency, an average doctor’s salary (primary care physician – family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry) is approximately $10,000 a month (higher for specialty fields), but without this salary, it’s impossible to service the huge debt load.

Even though they are highly educated, doctors cannot just readily choose another professional field. They have very specific training that doesn’t lend itself to other careers, and they may be seen as overqualified for many positions. As well, alternate careers may require more education, which a doctor already carrying perhaps half a million dollars in debt might be reluctant to grow further. Even if one were to go this route, for instance, to obtain teaching credentials, the typical teacher’s pay would be insufficient to cover the debt load – and live!

It’s a baffling situation, certainly given how much attention has been given to a reported doctor shortage in the United States that’s expected to get worse, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, which estimates a physician shortfall of between 35,000 to 88,000 by 2025. If there’s such a shortage, it’s difficult to understand how this year 1,927 U.S. medical school seniors and previous U.S. medical school graduates did not matriculate into residency training, according to the National Resident Matching Program, a nonprofit organization which matches the preferences of medical students to U.S. residency positions.

Further perplexing in the face of U.S. citizen doctors going unemployed is that at the same time, for years, non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates have filled U.S. residencies. Roughly 12 percent of the 30,000 residency positions in a year are given to foreign doctors.

For 2014 to 2018, non-U.S. citizen students/graduates of international medical schools who were given residency averaged 3,763 each year. For the same period, the number of U.S. medical school seniors and previous U.S. medical school graduates who did not obtain a residency averaged 1,894 each year.

Based on the math above, simply prioritizing American citizens who’ve graduated from medical school would ensure they all are placed into residencies, while still leaving slots for foreign doctors.

Many American citizens committed to a grueling, competitive education, expending significant resources of time and money, in order to become physicians. The country too made an investment in these future doctors through years of public education and the extension of loans. To not prioritize U.S. citizen medical school graduates over foreign doctors is a huge malinvestment that makes no sense.

Kevin Lynn is the is the Executive Director for Progressives for Immigration Reform and the founder of Doctors without Jobs.

Hire American Doctors Please

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Heart enlightened William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 11-5-18 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day. PsalmsAnswer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: . . .so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints,


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