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peeing in the pool protocol

In Government, Opinions, Uncategorized on May 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

It may be OK to pee in the pool if it’s your pool. But if there are others in the pool, peeing in the pool is just plain wrong.

So, too, is sharing state secrets.

“Trump tweets that he shared ‘facts pertaining to terrorism’ with Russian officials” – The Boston Globe

People peeing in a public pool have to be asked to leave.


a surrogate says POTUS’s telling the Russians is “‘wholly appropriate.”The Boston Globe

Gotta’ love those surrogates! Taking one for the gipper!

Speaking about surrogates; AKA suck-ups.


signs point to this: KKK rally in Lancaster County

In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on May 16, 2017 at 7:40 am

KKKFlames-678x381Flames photo credit: “Flames,” by amslerPIX, Flickr, (CC BY 2.0) NOTE: The hotline telephone number in the above post is listed as a “569-” number. Yet the number below is a “659-” number.

Among the many emails we get, this one included this line: “The Ku Klux Klan is coming to Lancaster, Pa, my hometown. Again.”

The email went on to say: “Last time they came it was September 8, three days before 9/11.   The challenge for me then and now is how to respond.”

It’s tough ferreting real events versus “fake news” – but we found this with a google search:

“The East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are planning a “cross lighting” in Quarryville, PA on Saturday, May 20th, according to a post on the neo-nazi website, Stormfront. Raging Chicken Press first learned of the plans earlier today thanks to a tip from a reader. The event is also posted on the organizing group’s web page.”

It’s also posted here: http://www.eastcoastknightsofthetrueinvisibleempire.com/events

“On May 20 when the Klan comes, the NAACP will hold a Liturgy for Justice on the Lancaster Court House steps.  Men and women and folks who reject the gender binary will gather at 3pm.” – SOURCE: from the initial email

And the email concludes with “… take action to clean up the water.  If you don’t know why ‘all lives matter’ is a rhetorical move to obscure racism; if you serve on a mostly or all white board that’s supposed to benefit a multiracial community; if your workplace can’t ‘find qualified people of color;’ or if your school has a disproportionate number of white children in the gifted program and way too many kids of color tracked into low achievement; check your water.”

Today’s news – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2017 at 5:53 am

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

Quote for today … Research the Columbia Opera House fire. Apparently it greatly hurt the Columbia economy when it burned down. – Comment following this Lancaster Online article, “12 fires that ravaged Lancaster County landmarks.” The article doesn’t mention the 1947 Columbia Opera House Fire.

A second quote … While the GOP will likely continue to hemorrhage integrity until it is an empty shell of a party, – The last line of a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

A third quote … Eastern Lancaster County School District, Director of Technology Lotsie Wooten says one of his long-range goals is to work with the community and business partnerships in the district to provide the Columbia community with free Wi-Fi. – From the School Briefs about Columbia in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

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  • Thursday evening’s School Board Meeting agenda is posted.  A full agenda includes this item: “A motion is requested to approve the Transfer Tax Resolution 2017.”
  • “In Pennsylvania we have a “deed transfer tax”. Consider it a sales tax on real estate. One per cent of the entire sales price is paid to the State of Pennsylvania and another 1% is (usually) divided equally between the school district and local government for a total of two percent of the sale price.”
  • Columbia news, views & reviews was unable to identify a revenue projection for the Real Estate Transfer Tax in the School District’s Adopted-2016-17-budget.
  • If you’re registered in one of the “look alike” major political parties, you can vote today. If you’re not, you cannot.

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