Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.” – from President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 Military-Industrial Complex Speech.
- Letter writer wants to see “elected public servants” convene a meeting in Columbia – for something other than “school district personnel meddling.” – Lancaster Online
- Thank you firefighters | Think it’s hot? Imagine being a firefighter – Channel 21 TV
- The River | ” yeah, it’s pretty low.” – ABC27-TV
- It’s happened before | 12 Women Who Ran For President Before Hillary – The Huffington Post
- Ditto! | The 6 Most Insane People to Ever Run for President – Cracked.com
Main Street Mount Joy brings that town’s promotions together.
- The wrong defendants? | Maybe the plaintiffs involved in the law suit (RELVAS et al v. ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN et al) are suing the wrong parties? Maybe they should be suing the US Congress and the military industrial complex; the ones identified by President Eisenhower in that majestically brilliant 1961 address: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. … The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.“
- News Release | Auditor General DePasquale Says Deficiencies in Nursing Home Oversight Could Impact Quality of Care for 80,000+ Pennsylvanians
- Not a pretty picture | “If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.” – Congressional Budget Office
- Bastards | Vandals destroying veterans’ flags in historic Lancaster County cemetery – FOX43-TV