Today’s news … Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quote for today … “American democracy has been on a roll. Over the past few weeks, courts across the country have affirmed that we are better when everyone participates and each voter’s voice is heard.” – From this article at [NOTE: An example of citizen involvement was seen at last week’s school board meeting; involvement evokes transparency.]

boy walking to school  kids walking to school

  • The Pennsylvania law is: “When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.AND “Whenever any vehicle is stopped at any crosswalk at an intersection or at any marked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.

Second quote for the day … “Our over-reliance on property tax bolsters school district borders that are segregating our neediest communities.” from this article.

Another quote for the day (this one a NIMBY quote)… “Great idea!!! Give our youth something to do. Kudos. Meanwhile let the rest of the youth move out of the TOWN if they can’t behave, take your parents with you since they can’t control you.” – Anonymous comment following this innocuous post at Columbia Spy.

  • Where, exactly, is the GHETTO situated in Columbia? This anonymous commenter at Columbia Spy contends there is one!

bullyingTwo British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) articles worth reading: “Why bullying is such an evolutionary strategy” and ” Do ruthless people really get ahead?”

  • Finally … in the MUNICIPAL BRIEFS in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster, there’s a synopsis of last Thursday’s Columbia Borough School District board meeting. Much of what’s reported has already been reported by Columbia Spy and Columbia news, views & reviews.

col pd  pension fundTo read this compliance audit, click here or on the graphic above. Just like yours? Retirement Benefit: Benefit equals 50% of final 36 months average salary, plus a service increment of $100 per month for each year of service in excess of 35 years, p to a maximum of $450 per month.”

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Letter-to-the editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster

MEIN TRUMPFOn someone else’s dime! – The Huffington Post


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