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Power to the people: Who will control the Internet?

“The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to link several billion devices worldwide.”—Wikipedia  Read more

By Margaret Dietrich and Marianne Ofenloch

Recently, a gathering of Pike County residents heard about the state of poverty in our area, when Todd Behr, professor of economics at East Stroudsburg University, spoke at St. Patrick’s Church Hall at the invitation of the Social Justice Committee of the Five Catholic Parishes of Pike County. Behr’s presentation focused especially on a group known today as the working poor.

In 2012, 46.5 million people (15% of the U.S. population)...

Thanksgiving started with the Pilgrims who were Christians who left Europe for the British Colonies to escape religious persecution. They arrived in 1621, but it was not until November 1, 1777 that a national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation was made. Our government’s goals were vastly different back then. Here is what is printed in the Journals of Congress from back then:

“Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to...