Today’s news items – 11/11/2018

Today is Veterans Day. | It is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Say thank you to a veteran today.

“The day the guns fell silent | At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, bugle calls ended the ‘war to end all wars.’”The Washington Post

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“Not All Veterans Are Created Equal. | You Have To Earn Your ‘V’”Task & Purpose

“Editorial | What is a veteran?”The Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA)

What is a veteran? | “Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as ‘a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.’ This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged.” – US Department of Veterans Administration

America’s first woman combat casualty | “there was not a dry eye in the corps when Sally St. Clair was laid in her grave”


Do not be confused by “VA” Websites. | The US Veterans Administration Website — a government website — is A masquerading website — a non government website — is

“A message from a veteran | ‘Veterans Day is a day to honor our elders who served before us'”The Morning Call



It’s coming | The 2018 EXTRAordionary GIVE is only 5 days away. On November 16, thousands of Lancaster Countians (and others) will be making contributions to one or more of the 500 participating organizations that make this county a special, caring place to live.

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This week’s inspections at Lancaster Online. Rethink stopping in these places any time soon:

  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 572B Centerville Road
  • McDonald’s No. 01956, 1829 Oregon Pike
  • Red Robin, 2350 Lincoln Highway East

York County’s Inspections

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.

… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

cola veteransColumbia veterans, Debbie and Bill Daley, are featured in a top of page one article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

RWNJ regular letter writer | Says this far to frequent letter-to-the-editor writer in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster: “I am a Republican who strongly supports Trump … I urge the Democrats to do what they were elected to do — the work of the people and keeping this country the greatest country on the planet.” Obstructionism is not favored now, it seems.

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Vindictiveness | “Trump responds to worst fires in California’s history by threatening to withhold federal aid”VOX

Take that you a-hole | “The comments drew outrage from local leaders and firefighters’ organizations.” – The New York Times

Facebook Groups | “the greatest short-term threat to election news and information integrity” Nieman Lab

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Hands in the cookie jar | BUT we’ll do better … but only ’cause you caught us.Central Penn Business Journal

Shoutout to dumass legislators in Wonderland | Mass shooter “openly mocked the ‘thoughts and prayers’ that are offered in public statements and on social media after mass shootings. The Morning Call


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