Wednesday’s news items | [weather & climate; delays & closings; municipal briefs, OPSEC & more] – 1/20/2019

250 came to this meeting | “Elanco’s decision to allow transgender student to use boys’ restrooms, locker room sparks public outcry”Lancaster Online


Snow removal | The road crews around the area did a great job of snow removal responding to yesterday’s snow.

Delays & closings | Columbia Borough School District on two-hour delay. FOX43-TV

Unbelievable cronyism | former Lancaster County state representative has chutzpah to write a letter to the editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster applauding US Representative Lloyd Smucker.

muni briefs council meetingSOURCE: LNP – Always Lancaster

Planet is warming up | so it’s getting colder The New York Times

The Polar Vortex | Hard Facts About Cold Weather” “You could get frostbite in as little as five minutes. It will be warmer in Antarctica than it is in Des Moines. It could feel like minus 65 in Minneapolis.” The New York Times 

What’s going on? | Climate change, DIC – VOX


If you’ve been in the military, you know about OPSEC | Because John Bolton felt and expressed “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost,” he enlisted in the Maryland National Guard. No matter, the training in the Maryland National Guard (even in draft dodger days) included training about OPSEC (operational security).

Yet —this happens | The National Security Adviser managed to get his handwritten notes, including a line about ‘5,000 troops to Colombia,’ captured by every photojournalist present in an embarrassing lapse of operational security — namely by holding his yellow legal pad, notes out.” – Task & Purpose


Making America Corrupt Again | Why shouldn’t the US be at the top of any list? We should not “slip” in the corrupt nations list.NPR




  1. The Bolton picture is the essence of fake news. One would have to be quite naive to think this wasn’t planed especially since there are at least two instances of this happening recently. The first being a photo of President Trumps notes about a month ago and the second being photos of notes taken by the grandson of Wm. Barr at his conformation hearing. Both are fair game I suppose but the latter borders on child abuse.

  2. Now concerning the Borough council meeting; is dominated a fair description of the public comments? I ask, because I did not get that impression from this site or the Spy. From the reporting in LMP it appears the supporters outnumbered the detractors three to one. I was not there nor have I listened to Brian’s recording of it; the vast majority will only see the LNP article. I wonder where the reporter for this story got his information.

    • The vast majority of those who read LNP – Always Lancaster – across the entire county – maybe; the vast number of those in Columbia who read LNP – Always Lancaster, doubtful.

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