Today’s news … Monday, August 9, 2016

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

Today’s quote … “Tom Strickler is not qualified for this ‘bogus’ position, and his corporate experience has flat-lined many businesses.” – Comment following this Columbia Spy article: “Tom Strickler named Director of Operations at Columbia Borough School District.”

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  • What’s on the Borough Website and what’s not! – At 5:52 am today, the notice about last week’s National Night Out is there – the DRAFT agenda for tonight’s council meeting is not. Now (8:42 am) the DRAFT agenda’s posted.

itlm eventCutting it close: the event’s advertised yet it’s on the Council meeting agenda tonite for approval.

  • Commenter Paul Hines noted that the LNP – Always Lancaster Government Calendar contains info about two more blighted Columbia properties.  Ought this notice not appear at the Borough Website, too?


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new parkingThis photo’s from the Columbia Crossing facebook page with this post: “Don’t forget Columbia River Park will be closed on Monday August 8th for paving! There are 20 new parking spots for trail users next to the 462 bridge.”

black oliveIt’s the facebook cover photo for the Black Olive – the 24-hour restaurant at the corner of Route 462 and South 15th Street.

think tankIt’s one of those bothersome phrases and words used by traditional media. Along with “pundit” – we’re confused about what a “think tank” really is.

  • Wikipedia‘s definition: “A think tank or policy institute, research institute, etc. is an organization that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Most policy institutes are non-profit organizations, which some countries such as the United States and Canada provide with tax exempt status. Other think tanks are funded by governments, advocacy groups, or businesses, or derive revenue from consulting or research work related to their projects.
  • Another word for a place that provides prostitution services is a brothel.
  • Pundits, according to googlesearch, are “experts in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.” In a brothel, prostitutes are pundits.
  • Mostly non-tax payers: “According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. This number includes public charities, private foundations, and other types of nonprofit organizations, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues.” –

For comparative research, read Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.MEIN TRUMPF“Social Media Patterns Show Trump Is Looking at a Landslide Victory”The Gateway Pundit

“Balance, Fairness and a Proudly Provocative Presidential Candidate”The New York Times

  • Pretty sensational: Furyk is not far off from shooting his age with a phenomenal 58! USAToday

wivesHow would they get over the wall?


  1. In today’s LNP, the Lancaster County Planning commission is taking 2 more Columbia properties under consideration as blighted. Found on Page A6.

  2. Wouldn’t it be great if this info would appear at the Borough Website as well? Thank you for sharing this, Paul.

    We’ve posted a .pdf file of the notice at today’s news.

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