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Friday – 12/15/17

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2017 at 4:03 am

Thank goodness the court system still remains in this nation! Pennsylvania and lots of others are lining up legal action against yesterdays insane FCC decision to end net neutrality.

And what about our Republican elected public servants? Where do they stand? Where do you think? – reddit

And our Democratic elected public servant? – reddit

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Well not exactly the slowest in the world, but slower than many nations.

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“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explains what the Commission’s adoption of his Restore Internet Freedom proposal means.”

BAD ACTOR’S VIDEO: “Ajit Pai put a lot of work into Thursday’s successful FCC vote to kill net neutrality. He has put decidedly less effort into convincing literally anyone that this naked money grab that will upend freedom of information online is a good idea. It’s unpopular with corporations, consumers, and even other FCC commissioners.” – GQ

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DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

New Year’s at Noon  – Sunday, December 31, 10 am – 1 pm. Dance Party with Father Time, face painting, games, crafts, balloon drop and more! Activities included with Museum admission.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

  • Art of Time | Showcase of talented artists from around the world. On exhibit through January 2018. Included with Museum admission.
  • Watch Portraits | Collection of unique horological work of renowned Photographer, Atom Moore. On exhibit April 30 – December 2017. Included with Museum admission.
  • James Bond Originals and James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution | Expanded exhibits of watches worn by James Bond. Included with Museum admission.

other news

“Library announces temporary closing”The Merchandiser

A “belscnickel” from Columbia | “Butch Reigart of Columbia, Lancaster County, has portrayed the Belsnickel. He uses Belsnickel to raise awareness of the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, which he speaks and offers instruction in.” – The Lebanon Daily News

“The surveys found that people who live in … often recognize the attributes but can have a poor self-image. On the other hand, people from outside seem to see the beauty and the good but are sometimes swayed by residents’ lack of self-confidence … .” – extracted from this Central Penn Business Journal article.

“A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America” The Guardian

“In an era of inequity, more and more college financial aid is going to the rich”The Hechinger Report

slippery slopeThe Slippery Slope of Opioid UsePowToon

 

 

it is a really bad day for this once great nation – money talks LOUDLY! Again.

In Government, Opinions, Uncategorized on December 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm

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“FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules, a milestone for Republican deregulation push”The Los Angeles Times

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THANK YOU, REPUBLICAN ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS! BASTARDS!

Thursday – 12/14/17

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions on December 14, 2017 at 4:44 am

Despotic elected public servants keep trying to squash First Amendment rights | Pittsburgh Councilmember Again Faces Allegations Of Social Media CensorshipWESA-FM

“This mayor thinks weed is ‘destroying America”from the facebook page of a newly opened Columbia business endeavor, Smoker’s Marina.

smokers marinaClick on the graphic.

Missing – now FoundLancaster Online

American Justice in today’s landscape | DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – hits productive Lancaster County citizenLancaster Online

A column most will not want to read – “‘It’s the Grandparents Stealing From the Grandchildren’ – There’s a fiction at the heart of the debate over entitlements: The carefully cultivated impression that beneficiaries are simply receiving back their ‘own’ money.”The Atlantic

Keep the cadavers at Millersville UniversityWITF

” … but you did it.”The Morning Call

” … American corporations distribute a smaller share of their earnings to their workers than do European or Canadian-based corporations. And top American executives make far more money than their counterparts in other wealthy countries.” – from this Robert Reich column.

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Christmas Trees may be dropped off at The Columbia Borough Fire Company at the corner of 10th and Manor St. or The Columbia Borough Yard Waste Center on Blue Lane on 1/13/18 from 8 am – 12 pm. – Notice at the Borough Website

From the recent What’s new & now in Lancaster City email:

FREE HOLIDAY PARKING
2-hour metered parking in the Central Business District will be free Monday, December 18 through Saturday, December 23. Grab a bite to eat, stop into a boutique for last-minute gifts, or just walk around and enjoy the holiday spirit, without having to plug the meter! Sponsored by the Lancaster Parking Authority.