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Will The Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Send Gas Prices Skyrocketing? Experts Weigh In

Explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery, the largest on the East Coast, sent gasoline futures soaring, but experts say it’s still too early to know the full effects of the incident. “It is too early to know the full impact the fire at the PES facility will have on summer gas prices and for how long for East ...

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Largest Oil Refinery On The East Coast Explodes, Rocks Houses Miles Away

The largest oil refinery on the Eastern Seaboard experienced an explosion Friday morning that rocked houses miles away and even knocked the art off of Philadelphia residents’ walls. Fire crews battled flames at Philadelphia Energy Solutions after a vat of butane ignited and exploded around 4 a.m., reported NBC Philadelphia. No one was injured because workers were not near the ...

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Feds Seize 16.5 Tons of Cocaine In Historic Philadelphia Drug Bust

Federal agents seized 15,500 kilos of cocaine, more than 16.5 tons, with a street value of $1 billion at a South Philadelphia Port on Tuesday, according to NBC Philadelphia. “This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history,” Tweeted U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history. This ...

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Starbucks Seeking Volunteers for Sociology Experiment

Previously, Starbucks’ customer base had its own individual criteria for choosing a favorite coffee spot among the company’s many outlets. It might be a comely barista, the pastry selection or the free Wi-Fi signal’s clarity. For the immediate future, however, I suggest abandoning all criteria but one: The strength of the cell phone connection, because chances are you’re going to ...

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Starbucks to Manage Concessions for Homeless Encampments

Today we live in a society constantly buffeted by waves of hysteria and that’s just what’s coming from corporate America. And the panicked plutocrats are unable to formulate a proportionate response, something that was routine 25 years ago. In 1993 four children contracted E. coli and died after eating a ‘Monster Burger’ at Jack in the Box. In response, Jack ...

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Sudden Jihad Syndrome’s Related Pathology

Most of us with a cable, newspaper or Internet subscription are familiar with the 21st Century’s global epidemic: Sudden Jihad Syndrome. First identified outside the laboratory by Daniel Pipes, the disease is typically confined to males. There also appears to be a correlation with Islam, but that’s controversial. Mainstream media practitioners usually apply the Sudden Jihad Syndrome diagnosis to quiet, ...

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Creating Faith, continuing faith and finding faith

The Roman Catholic Church is at a crossroads. Those who identified themselves as Catholic as dwindled over the years in Philadelphia region. Churches and schools have closed or merged, membership has dwindled and of course there are the charges of abuse. Pope Francis has come into a fractured community of faith but has fought to bring Catholics together again. The ...

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Gosnell to get life in prison without parole

AP reports, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in exchange for waiving appeals, will be sentenced to two life sentences without parole. The agreement was reached with prosecutors, in part due to Gosnell’s age – at 72, it is unlikely that he would survive to complete the appeals process, and would likely die of natural causes in prison, not lethal injection. Gosnell’s trial ...

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PA 1st Congressional District Goes to the Dogs

John Featherman is at it again, with his over the top advertising. First it was the naked truth about his opponent, Democrat incumbent Bob Brady, offered by a nude woman. Now, the Featherman campaign has gone to the dogs, literally! As for the proposition that the poor dog is going to be named after such a low-life politician, maybe we ...

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Crime, Guns, and the Second Poorest Congressional District in the Nation

Crime Scene

When Michelle Ray posted a story about the Top 100 most dangerous places to live in the USA, I saw that the 1st Congressional District of Pennsylvania was well-represented. The GOP candidate for that District, John Featherman, was previously featured here for a campaign ad starring a naked woman. Campaign stunts and shocking videos aside, Featherman is facing an uphill ...

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Markets in Free-fall After Catastrophic Economic News

The DOW opened today at 11,406.50 and at it’s lowest point as of noon, it had dropped more than 500 points to 10,881.6. Shocking the markets, the Philadelphia regional manufacturing index came in much worse than analysts had expected. A MarketWatch.com survey of economists had shown an expectation of .5, showing moderate growth. Instead, the index showed a steep decline in manufacturing output: -30.7 ...

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