A letter from the editor to a friend re our times

Dan,   Very interesting about TCM’s audience.  When we look at old movies, we are immersed in history.  Members of later generations usually  do not understand the mores’ of the past and judge by contemporary standards..      Of interest to me this early morning is how differently CNN and MSNBC handled the accusations of Professor Christine Ford against Judge […]

Saying goodbye to Oberlin College

As I have mentioned elsewhere in my memoirs, Oberlin turned out to have been an excellent choice to enable me to develop both as a student and socially.  I have also mentioned how, due to an altercation with my father about  which I felt very ashamed, I took a year off from college as penance […]

LETTER TO EDITOR: LNP’s belated attention to hospital gouging

Sent: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 7:37 am Subject: Nonprofit hospital surpluses misusedNonprofit hospital surpluses raise questions for patients, especially those struggling with medical bills https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/nonprofit-hospital-surpluses-raise-questions-for-patients-especially-those-struggling/article_f799cbb4-a7e8-11e8-a806-7f4de245c247.html (Via LNP | LancasterOnline) Thanks for the link.  The Lancaster Newspaper has a way of running articles long after their implications are  yet actionable.    Newslanc crusaded for over a […]

Why Marijuana Will Play a Major Role in the Next Two National Elections

Drug War Chronicle by Phil Smith Last week, the San Jose Convention Center hosted the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) 2018 Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. More than 7,000 marijuana industry players and hopefuls crammed into exhibition halls and conference rooms for the three-day confab, located squarely in the heart of the world’s largest legal […]

TSUKERMAN: The Future of Mother Volga

By Slava Tsukerman   Wikipedia states: “The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It is also Europe’s largest river in terms of discharge and drainage basin. The river flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea, and is widely regarded as the national river of Russia. “Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are located in the Volga’s drainage basin. Some […]

In Portland, police can provide referrals to social services when no violent victimization

By Doug McVay, Editor, Drug War Facts. I recently interviewed the chair of the Multnomah County Commission about the county’s implementation of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program (Multnomah is comprised of Portland, Oregon and a couple of suburbs). I spoke at the same time with the official who’s actually administering the program. That interview […]

How to Prevent Opioid Overdoses? Provide Hard-Core Addicts Free Pharmaceutical Heroin

Yesterday evening Lancaster, York, Harrisburg and Reading syringe exchange managers met with board members at our home to discuss the growing opioid epidemic that is doing so much harm to our nation.  We don’t have the answers when it comes to hard drugs.  (Alcoholic beverages and marijuana are not hard drugs and can be safely consumed in […]

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