Wilkes-Barre’s newly appointed administrator, Gregory Barrouk, began his career with the Wilkes-Barre administration over eight years ago. The Independent Gazette attempted to obtain his employment history from Wilkes-Barre City Hall but city spokeswoman Liza Prokop advised Gazette reporters to file RTK (Right-to-Know) requests for matters involving an employee’s longevity and salary. Prokop stated in an email response, “I would advise utilizing the RTK process for your inquiries on employment status.”
Let’s now turn to the issue of independents and third parties. We’ve all heard of the disproportionate signatures needed for independent and third party candidates to obtain ballot access as compared to Republicans and Democrats. We’ve all heard of the insane petitions challenges and reasons to keep independents off the ballot. It’s nothing less than economic intimidation, as I have dubbed it, to be compelled to pay to defend against challenges to ballot inclusion. I can assure you the horror stories are true, but all that would not matter if only our elected officials took their oaths seriously. Might I refer back to Article 1, Section 5: Elections shall be free and equal. What is it about that statement that a two-year-old can understand but our entrenched politicians cannot?
Over-the-top searches, people exiled from their homes, roadblocks, mail stoppage, tank-like vehicles, paramilitary, schools closed, people being kept from their medication, and police cruisers colliding at high speeds into civilians.The constitutions (of the US and Pennsylvania) used as toilet paper. The response from authorities? He’s not all that dangerous. Well, gee . . . hmm . . . if you’re scratching your head or sitting there dumbfounded, do not worry, so am I. Did I mention Frein nearly made it to No. 1 on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list?
Other factors bearing on why we should support legalized cannabis include the methods of storage, handling, and overall sterility of the street cannabis being sold; dangerous growing conditions, such as the use of pesticides and fungicides which alter the chemical properties of the plant (or coating the plant in harmful residues that are inhaled or consumed by users); dealers adulterating the plant with substances like PCP or “meth” to increase potency and profitability for the dealer; the distribution of cannabis to minors and the distribution of the plant at or around schools, school zones, and playgrounds; and, lastly, preventing medicinal users their indelible rights to medicine.
Instead of worrying about how Libertarians are going to vote, maybe Ann Coulter’s time would be better spent exposing the phony 501(3)(C) corporation known as the Presidential Debate Commission, the same Presidential Debate Commission that is now being sued by Gary Johnson and his Our America Initiative organization.
But as she performed her own research Fisher learned a tragic truth about how deep the rabbit hole of corruption really extended. “Over 3,000 kids were incarcerated during Kids for Cash, and I’m going to tell you how they did it: they picked all of the low-income students who were on the school’s free student lunch program. They knew they couldn’t afford attorneys before they ever even went into court.”
This CEASE AND DESIST LETTER is to inform the officers of the American Bar Association and affiliated organizations at national, state and local levels, and their membership respectively to IMMEDIATELY STOP all operations and activities.
People, on all sides of the aisle, generally treat politics like sports — when a person’s favorite team is up to bat, it doesn’t matter whether that team is better or worse than the opposition, it just matters that it’s their team. Herein lies the problem, and the topic for this month’s column.
Around 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning, maintenance workers at the Interfaith Heights complex on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre found an unresponsive black male lying on the grass field directly across from Interfaith’s second level. The man was situated about 15′ from the fence separating Interfaith from the adjoining Sherman Hills facility.
There’s a growing trend in the firearms and self-defense industries of marketing exclusively to women. From the pink-colored Beretta Nano 9mm to surprisingly stylish conceal-carry purses, manufacturers are increasingly zeroing in on this once-overlooked demographic.