The New Nomads: Cheap Becomes the Holy Grail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That low-cost house purchased could be hit with high property taxes and insurance doesn't cover some kinds of damage from natural disasters. A couple from Louisiana who assumed they had found the holy grail up north realized they hadn't found it. A 73-year-old - J.R. contacts MarketWatch about a retirement destination.    The specifications include: Gun-friendly. Affordable (at least more so than California where J.R. is currently located). Moderate weather. 

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Legal gobbledygook & a lesson in US history

Max Atkinson

I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France in 1803, the year of origin identified in our application.

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This Week in History: Government at Work

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1803 The Louisiana Purchase. 1767 The Mason and Dixon Line survey was completed (between the Maryland and Pennsylvania colonies). . 1867 Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US. 1870 First use of the postcard in the US . 1892 First recitation of the pledge of allegiance (at the dedication of the World’s Fair Grounds in Chicago). 1916 First ROTC units.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

Speaking Of...

310 The issue for the future is whether a small number of very wealthy entrepreneurs, corporations, and individuals will be able to purchase educational policy in this nation, either by funding candidates for local and state school boards, for state legislatures, for governor, and for Congress or by using foundation “gifts” to advance privatization of public education. Attorney General Eric Holder and his handling of the Louisiana voucher court case.

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