All my life my Liberal friends saw me as Conservative and my Conservative friends perceived me as Liberal. I have always sought to look at things as they are…  Not through the prism of ideology.  

Russian Media Lauds New Russian Weapons Able to Annihilate USA

By Slava Tsukerman Lately, several articles about the superiority of Russian weapons appeared in the Russian press. The articles were widely reprinted by dozens of Russian publications. On January 28, 2019, Zvezda, Russian weekly of the Ministry of Defense, published the article of the military expert Alexey Leonkov entitled “Why attempts to cast doubt on […]

REF Speaks: Re Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia and The tyranny of Zeitgeist

  By Robert Field   Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as “Zeitgeist,” from the German words Zeit, meaning “time,” and Geist, meaning “spirit” or “ghost.” Some writers and artists assert that the true […]

Dick Shellenberger, a leader of good character, RIP

By Robert Field Statements in the below obituary of Dick Shellenberger are shameful and we blame the editors and publisher of LNP for allowing and likely encouraging the almost decade long distortions.  This was an opportunity to imply “mea culpa” for their long going, self serving, no holds barred role in the Lancaster Convention Center […]

What do Marie Antoinette, Sigmund Freud, schnitzel, and Michael Jamanis have in common?

What do Marie Antoinette, Sigmund Freud, schnitzel, and Michael Jamanis have in common? (hint: it’s not powdered wigs) The answer is Vienna, and Michael is bringing the wonderful music of Classical-era Vienna to Lancaster, along with two very special guests – his parents! The program will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Shubert, and Brahms. WHEN: Tuesday, January […]

REF speaks: The fall of Lancaster

By Robert Field David Schuyler’s book published in 2002 * on the  process of redevelopment of downtown Lancaster some fifty years ago describes the largely unsuccessful effort at the time to protect downtown Lancaster as the core retail center from attempts to develop suburban shopping centers. The result of the regional  ‘understanding’  was the ultimate […]

Excerpts from from a year end letter from an Australian specialist in drug treatment

Dear friends, neighbours and colleagues, …It has been a challenging year but with many rewards as we watch our patients achieve their goals, major and minor.  As I approach retiring age I can provide more customised treatment for those with opiate, benzodiazepine and alcohol problems.  Specifically we use split doses, high doses, low doses, frequent […]

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