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Grand jury recommends criminal charges against AG Kane, newspaper says.

HARRISBURG — A statewide grand jury will recommend criminal charges against the state's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Kathleen Kane, including perjury and contempt of court, stemming from an investigation of whether her office leaked grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that the grand jury meeting in Montgomery County found evidence of wrongdoing and recommended Kane be criminally charged.

Kane's Washington-based attorney, Lanny Davis, said he could not confirm the Inquirer's report.


Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/7524819-74/kane-jury-grand#ixzz3OMlBFIxd

Kane has claimed innocence. HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday that a “fair and impartial review of the facts” will conclude she has done nothing illegal and is under political attack.

In her first public statement since a Philadelphia newspaper's report that a grand jury will recommend criminal charges against Kane for leaking confidential information, she said, “This seems to me to be another political attack on my attempt to clean up Harrisburg and its political culture. They have fought me all the way, including an effort to impeach me.”


Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/7530916-74/kane-attorney-grand#ixzz3OMlWaLWW

Je suis Charlie.



From the Seattle Times. http://seattletimes.com/ABPub/zoom/html/2025403957.html

A blessed Christmas to my fellow Orthodox Christians:

To my fellow Orthodox Christians:

http://www.acrod.org/multimedia/audio/liturgicalmusic/pchant-christmascarols



Kristus sa rodí. Oslávi ho.

Христос рождается. Славим его.

John Fugelsang will have a show on new SiriusXM channel:

At launch, SiriusXM Insight will feature shows with notable brands including the Aspen Institute, The Daily Beast, and TechCrunch, giving listeners the opportunity to react and learn about a range of critical issues spanning headline news and social trends, technology news, the arts and culture, science, parenting, spirituality, travel, literature, education and more.

The channel will also include a variety of talented, insightful hosts from wide-ranging backgrounds, including three stand-up comedians well-known for their astute analysis of news and issues: SiriusXM on-air personality and stand-up comic, Pete Dominick; political commentator and comedian, John Fugelsang; and former practicing attorney and Muslim American stand-up comedian, Dean Obeidallah. Also joining the lineup are well-known experts Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science; author, Libertarian, activist and Harvard Law professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz; Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American journalist, professor, and publisher, Karen Hunter; center-right political commentator and gay rights activist, Margaret Hoover; and transcendental meditation expert and Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob Roth.


Much more, including schedule, at link: http://investor.siriusxm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=889839

It launches on Monday, Jan. 12.

This is the day I have waited for for six months....

It is snowing, I'm sitting here watching the birds and making a pot of soup. And I have nowhere to go! (Schools are closed anyhow, but I don't have to make the day up in April!)

Retirement is the greatest thing ever.

"Twelfth Night"

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Today is also Christmas Eve for Orthodox Christians!

Fight the Pipelines in Pennsylvania (good op-ed):

Fight the pipelines in Pennsylvania

Local communities should have a say in how natural gas is shipped across our state, argues RYAN M. HROBAK of Armstrong County
January 4, 2015

Pennsylvanians, beware. Pipelines may soon be ferrying natural gas liquids from one side of Pennsylvania to the other. Recent events indicate that environmentally destructive leakage is part and parcel of the pipeline proposition.

Sunoco Logistics recently announced its intention to construct a new gas pipeline, Mariner East 2, from eastern Ohio, through the West Virginia panhandle and southwestern Pennsylvania, and terminating in Delaware County, from where it could be exported overseas or shipped throughout the northeastern United States. The pipeline would run parallel to the currently unusable Mariner East 1, which Sunoco Logistics has begun repurposing.

Sunoco Logistics recently made another announcement — having to do with its liability for a major crude oil spill outside of Shreveport, La., in October from its Mid-Valley pipeline that extends from Texas to Michigan. This “leak” dumped 189,000 gallons of crude oil into the local ecosystem, polluting one of Louisiana’s ecologically rich bayous that flows into Caddo Lake.

Sunoco Logistics’ Mid-Valley pipeline also leaked in March, spilling more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil into Oak Glen Nature Preserve in southwestern Ohio. That’s two major pipeline leaks within the past year.

More at link: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/01/04/Fight-the-pipelines/stories/201501040046



Happy New Year to all in the Lounge!



Hoping our new year is filled with fun, lots of laughs, good times, and friendship.

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