Today’s news – Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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.

eyes no privacy“The Incoming Privatization Assault: Get ready for everything from private infrastructure and private prisons to voucherized schools and Medicaid.” American Prospect

earthquakesThis 2003 DNCR report shows Lancaster County’s earthquakes have a 200-plus history. dcnr eatthquakes

Volunteers needed | According to this email sent by Columbia Borough,

“The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for the following:

  1. Smoke Alarm Installer – Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms, replace batteries and install smoke alarms.
  2. Disaster Safety Instructor – Educate residents on the importance of fire safety and assist them in creating home fire escape plans.
  3. 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 or contacting Hope Roaten at or 717-234-3101 ext. 1202.”

customer compliance copsThe 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

going greenThe Borough’s going green – see the Website.

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