Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Quote for today … “People across the country aren’t feeling that economic strength in their own lives, in large part because the headline gains we’ve seen since the end of the recession — almost eight years ago now — simply haven’t been equally distributed.” – Extracted from this MarketPlace article: You think Washington has ‘forgotten’ you — and it doesn’t matter what party you’re in.
- “Feeling anxious? You’re not alone.” | Take the economic anxiety survey.
- POTUS: “I never realized how big it was” | And it shows! – The Atlantic
- Think it can’t happen here? That’s what they thought in Germany, Argentina, the nations gobbled up by the former Soviet Union, Venezuela and Brazil. | “How Hitler suspended the right to mail and telephone privacy” – The Guardian
- How do people get elected to “public service” offices? Who votes for them? – John Baer’s column at Philly.com [Why don’t we background people before electing them or appointing them? Why don’t we vet them? Why don’t look for criminal convictions; DUI arrests, transgressions, etc?]
- Did the pipeline contribute to the earthquake?
Volunteers needed | According to this email sent by Columbia Borough,
“The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for the following:
- Smoke Alarm Installer – Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms, replace batteries and install smoke alarms.
- Disaster Safety Instructor – Educate residents on the importance of fire safety and assist them in creating home fire escape plans.
- Reporter – Document resident information, including what services were provided during the visit. Complete the acknowledgement forms and reports used for campaign tracking.
“Next event in Lancaster County is in Columbia, PA on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9am-1pm.
“Volunteer by registering at https://goo.gl/hMT4qn or contacting Hope Roaten at email@example.com or 717-234-3101 ext. 1202.”
- They have it & we don’t | The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU – MarketPlace
“The line between privatized security and police forces is becoming increasingly thin, and corporations are now putting arbitration clauses in their contracts and user agreements to get around the justice system.” – Daily Kos
The Borough’s going green – see the Website.
- “Time to pay up: State launches 60-day tax amnesty program” – Central Pennsylvania Business Journal