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today’s news … Sunday, September 4

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.” – Thomas Guthrie 

  • Help for “hit & run” victim! craigslist rant
  • DEEDS RECORDED. According to the deeds recorded (SOURCE: Lancaster Sunday News) BHI Properties, LLC acquired another Columbia property (Wells Fargo Bank NA conveyed 477 Manor St. to BHI Properties, LLC for $24,910); according to the Lancaster County Website, that brings the property count in Columbia to 29 properties.
  • The August employment/unemployment figures came out on Friday. “The government employment report, aka the official jobs report, exposes other realities. That report shows not just 14 million unemployed, but a permanent underclass of underemployed, underpaid, and marginally attached workers.” Read more here.
  • The area Restaurants and dining facilities inspections this week. Here is the report from York County. Here are the reports listed in today’s Sunday News: page one and page two; a fuller database of inspections appears at the LancasterOnline Website. All Read the rest of this entry »

Warning: your journalism may contain deception, inaccuracies and a hidden agenda

In Opinions on September 4, 2011 at 5:35 am

Your media may not be giving you the full picture. DeeKnow/Flickr

MEDIA & DEMOCRACY – Stephan Lewandowsky and Ullrich Ecker have some tips on how avoid being fooled by the media.

Bad media can do considerable harm.

Professor Stephen Kull has been keeping track of key beliefs among the American public for many years, and his data are as stunning as they are concerning.

After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the US began its search for the “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) it had used to justify the invasion. The search proved futile, but large segments of the US public continued to believe in their existence. Indeed, in 2004, some 20% believed that WMD’s had been used by Iraqi troops during the conflict.

And in 2010, almost 45% of the American Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Beast names “happiest school”

In Education, Lists, Opinions on September 4, 2011 at 5:15 am