today’s news … Sunday, July 14

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today “‘ … well you better get on board or you will be shut down.” – Alleged threats uttered by Eugene Schmitt and (Columbia) Borough (Fire) Chief Scott Ryno in this issue of Charles E. Snyder III’s “ruminations” columns about the fire service consolidation machinations. [NOTE: Someone told us about the meeting; it must have been a real “kick-ass” collaboration initiative meeting.] Today  is Bastille Day, y’know?

  • Life’s good for overpaid CEOs and elected “public servants.” “From 1978 to 2012, CEO compensation measured with options realized increased about 875 percent, a rise more than double stock market growth and substantially greater than the painfully slow 5.4 percent growth in a typical worker’s compensation over the same period.” – Economic Policy Institute issue brief

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