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Tech updates needed for election reform

With the 2017 elections behind us, the time has come to shift focus to ensuring that future elections in Pennsylvania are secure and reliable. The 2018 cycle will include two statewide campaigns, plus congressional races. The entire House and half the Senate face re-election.

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Lost respect

Another seedy cartoon showing a book written by President Trump killing the dove of peace (CDT, 12/8)! Really? Some of us remember a time when they could respect this daily newspaper.

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Good reading

Mark Pendergrast’s new Book, “The Most Hated Man in America — Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment,” is well worth reading if you want some additional information about the case and how it developed. If you believe Sandusky did the things his accusers said, but have an open mind, I highly recommend getting it down loaded, purchasing it online, or borrowing it from someone who has it. From what I saw, it’s getting right about 5 out of 5 stars in reviews on Amazon and is the best-selling book at this time in their law category. If you don’t believe Sandusky is guilty, this book will reinforce your beliefs and make you wonder how things went so wrong. Please at least look into the book by this well-respected investigative journalist.

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How would we feel then?

In his Sunday editorial, Jonah Goldberg supports President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel, and criticizes the rest of the world’s delay of their endorsement, showing the Arab world that they can at least understand their feelings. What Goldberg doesn’t state is that in 1948 President Harry Truman persuaded the United Nations to give the Palestinian land to the Zionists, who comprised less than 20 percent of the area’s population.

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Look past divisions this Advent season

In Jesus’ day, there were probably as many contentious divisions, animosities and stereotypes as there are today. If “us vs them” talk is inflammatory now, it was undoubtedly also inflammatory then. Thus, when Jesus said these classifications that would separate the powerful, privileged, and in-crowd from all others were unimportant, he was treading on dangerous political ground. People at that time would undoubtedly have pushed back. What is more obvious, they might have asked, than differences between Jew and Gentile, slave and master, women and men? How dare this prophet named Jesus tell us that, in effect, God does not favor us more than them?

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Don’t blindly vote for Republican incumbents

The tax reform bill passed by the Senate will raise taxes on the poor and lower middle class to finance a tax break for the rich. It will add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit. Additionally, the bill will make higher education less affordable so that it may be affordable only by the rich.

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Rewarding the ‘virtuously’ rich

The Republican philosophy is the working class wastes money on “booze or women or movies” (Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa) rather than saving for the future. A tax cut for the wealthy is the reward for being “virtuously” rich. The Trump family will likely save $1 billion.

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Pay your employees a living wage

I was a kitchen manager working in State College for more than a decade. I can remember when the concept was put in place and was against it from day one. This is even though I was to receive 25 percent off the top. See, those working in the back of the house, I call it the engine room.

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3 steps to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list

Yes, you can hear the holiday music playing. Yes, you can see that the calendar says it’s December. No, you do not have all of your holiday shopping done. No, you’re not divulging whether or not you’ve even begun to shop. What is with the third degree? Peace be with you, intrepid holiday shopper! In three easy steps, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

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How are you to know?

To anyone visiting the Miles Township Veterans Monument, I ask: How is anyone to know who served in the Vietnam War? They have everyone listed and grouped as Vietnam-era veterans. There is a legal definition of a Vietnam-era veteran and a Vietnam veteran. Why not use give credit where credit is due? This is a simple question, don’t you think? Imagine how the veterans who actually went to Vietnam feel about this. But then again, you will never know who they are by looking at the monument, will you ?

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Here’s what you need to know about net neutrality

The arguments regarding net neutrality are confusing and technical. It’s hard to know what the end of those regulations (now a virtual certainty) will mean for the consumer, especially here in the Happy Valley bubble. Well, a little storefront on Beaver Avenue in State College tells you everything you need to know.

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Understanding the past helps us understand the future

It was a dark and stormy day, quite apropos of fall in Centre County, when the Leadership Centre County Class of 2018 had its first program day, history day. I was appreciative that Georgia Abbey, executive director of LCC, sent out the weather forecast the day before as I hadn’t taken the time to look, and would have been terribly unprepared for the rain and chill.

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What does the holiday season mean for you?

People often seek reasons for hope at a cold and darkening time of year. And many seek hope especially in this season of this year when injustice, prejudice and division, even threats or acts of violence, seem to rule the news many days.

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America’s sad history of looking the other way on child rape

The U.S. military actively protected child rapists in Afghanistan, allowed a rape/murder conviction of an ex-Marine in Japan, and reversed the discharge of a Green Beret soldier who beat-up an admitted child rapist Afghan official. A look at the uneven meting of child sexual abuse punishment and protection for and by Americans overseas.

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Learn more about Patton Crossing

We encourage Patton Township residents and Centre Region drivers who travel on North Atherton Street to learn more about the proposed Patton Crossing development while zoning specifics are being decided. The development would affect North Atherton Street traffic, Park Forest Village and Patton Township.

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C-NET celebrates 30 years of service to the community

C-NET, the Government and Educational Access Network for Centre County, was pleased to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Articles of Incorporation on Dec. 2. The C-NET organization began with a character generator in a spare closet in Schlow Memorial Library in early 1988, and has grown to become an established local media organization producing nearly 500 original programs each year. The growth and stability of the C-NET organization is the result of tremendous community support.

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‘Leave No Megadonor Behind’

The GOP tax plan is a catastrophe in the making. It transfers our money into the hands of the super-wealthy and the mega-corporations. Meanwhile, it does next to nothing for lower-income families. It’s the Leave No Megadonor Behind Act of 2017.

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