Archive: Tue Jan 2012

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    When the rich are cronies of government: Louisiana Sugar Bowl

    Why is there a Tea Party? Why do people clamor for fewer government perks, often to no avail? Chad Rogers, publisher of a news website in Louisiana (TheDeadPelican.com) cut right to the chase in a radio interview this week, and I wanted to share the clip—one which I…
    Fergus Hodgson, January 10, 2012
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    Eugenics Task Force Recommendations: Initial Thoughts

    The Governor’s eugenics compensation task force voted on final recommendations today.  I recently wrote about ways that the victims should be compensated. I do want to stress that the Task Force did an admirable job and should be commended for its work. Who Would be Compensated? Living victims,…
    Daren Bakst, January 10, 2012
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    New at CJO: Perdue staffers appear to have violated agreements ‘regularly’ regarding labor data

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that members of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration “appear regularly to have violated signed agreements between the state and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics when they shared monthly employment reports that were protected by an embargo.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2012
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    CMS produces a budget video!

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) uses district resources to produce a video that complains about the lack of district resources.
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
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    Revelation: After 36 Years, Meck DA Figures Out That if You Prosecute Felons, You Can Actually Send Them to Prison

    Toldja former Mecklenburg District Attorney Peter Gilchrist was a slacker. Yes we can, Peter. This just proves it. For years, Gilchrist whined that he had to cut everyone a mega plea deal because his office was broke, with less funding than the dog pound — and it…
    Tara Servatius, January 10, 2012
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    PPP: Santorum leads Romney in matchup against Obama in N.C.

    A new survey by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling has this surprising result — Rick Santorum performs better in North Carolina in a head-to-head match against President Obama than does Mitt Romney: PPP’s first general election poll anywhere since Rick Santorum’s surge in Iowa finds that he’s the…
    David N. Bass, January 10, 2012
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    Free Idea for Entrepreneurs – Green Gyms

    I was wondering why I hadn’t heard of green gyms, yet. What I hate most about exercise is its futility. With no hope of becoming a supermodel, there is no point to having a beautiful body. Now, some people want to be hot, and politicians definitely want to legislate…
    Leslee Kulba, January 10, 2012
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    Honest Appalachia

    Some freelance journalists are expected to start what they hope to be an Appalachian version of WikiLeaks today. The web presence will be known as Honest Appalachia, and it will report findings of private- and public-sector whistleblowers.
    Leslee Kulba, January 10, 2012