Archive: Wed Jan 2012

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    ¿Frustrado con los inmigrantes? Espere a que se vayan a verá

    ¡El periodico, La Conexión, gracias por publicar mi articulo! La aplicación de leyes en contra de la inmigración sigue siendo la manzana de la discordia entre los estados y el gobierno federal (y en la compaña presidencial del partido republicano), y la Suprema Corte ha acordado intervenir en el tema. Hay, sin embargo, una ironía en esta batalla que parece estar perdida para los defensores de la deportación: muchas personas ya están saliendo voluntariamente o han escogido no venir.
    Fergus Hodgson, January 11, 2012
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    Obamacare: the TSA of medical care

    Veronique de Rugy posts on The Corner: The Obama administration’s “early interim final” health-care regulations score about the same as the Bush administration’s regulations for homeland security — on the Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card, both would receive an average grade of F. You can read all three…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2012
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    Occupy Protesters Attempt to Rope-A-Dope City Council

    Thirty Occupy protesters showed up at city hall to pressure their fellow liberal council members not to prohibit them from camping on city property. They also generally whined and complained about the city’s new protest control ordinances gagging their free speech rights. They also emphasized their nonviolent nature and…
    Tara Servatius, January 11, 2012
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    On the Antiquating USPS

    Mail in Mill Spring is arriving late, and sometimes expired. Folks at the Columbus Post Office said it was a national problem. Issues started surfacing when mail began being routed through the Columbus office instead of the Mill Spring office. In order to avoid bankruptcy, the USPS wants to…
    Leslee Kulba, January 11, 2012
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    Food-Insecure to Be Church-Hypocritical

    Last night, Asheville City Council unanimously passed UDO amendments that would allow fruit and vegetable markets in residential areas. The markets would typically operate in parking lots of small churches or schools, but only during off-hours. One member of the public, speaking on behalf of the food-insecure,* was concerned…
    Leslee Kulba, January 11, 2012
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    Por Su Casa

    Henderson County has been awarded $400,000 from the federal deficit to rehabilitate eight to ten homes. (That would be Article 24 Section 84.) The county is currently seeking qualified applicants. According to the Hendersonville Times-News: Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por…
    Leslee Kulba, January 11, 2012
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    Try $50 Million for City Hall Facelift

    The Citizen-Times reports that Asheville City council approved spending $2 million on sidewalks. It then says the amount is actually $1.8 million, and that council’s decision happened to include another $58.2 million. Council only admitted to pursuing bonds for $50 million in capital improvements.
    Leslee Kulba, January 11, 2012
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    Why we need photo ID at the polls

    With all due respect to Gov. Bev Perdue, the ACLU, the NAACP, and most of the state’s Democrats, this is why we need a photo ID law for voting: This is pretty amazing, and frightening. These elderly ladies make a point to tell the guy with the BRITISH ACCENT…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2012