Archive: Fri Jan 2012

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    Federal employees versus the rest

    With annual interest on the national debt at half a trillion dollars and federal unfunded liabilities of $211 trillion, we’ve reached the end of the road for the Social Security Ponzi scheme.
    Fergus Hodgson, January 27, 2012
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    Freedom through your own thinking, with the Stateless Man

    Harry Browne’s ideas on the Overseas Radio Network So often flawed thinking gets in the way of us living the life we want, but how does our thinking trap us? The premier broadcast of the Stateless Man—a pro-liberty show on the Overseas Radio…
    Fergus Hodgson, January 27, 2012
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    Come on in, the Economy’s Fine (Nod, Nod, Wink, Wink)

    Sylva town board member Stacy Knotts is calling it quits to move to South Carolina. She is maybe the fifth local elective office holder in the past few months to make headlines for saying good-bye to their post for relocation purposes. Asheville City Councilman Brownie Newman said he could…
    Leslee Kulba, January 27, 2012
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    Read the Compost

    Occupy Asheville has the right, in the name of free speech, to make a compost pile on the private property of a local tavern, but a lady cannot hold a sign at commissioners’ meetings. Fortunately, the Jackson County Commissioners did not argue that the existence of the sign nullified…
    Leslee Kulba, January 27, 2012
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    Education Costs

    Evidently, more-or-less constant internet use is part of a 21st-century education curriculum: [Polk Schools Superintent Bill] Miller said if the system were to buy MacBook Airs, which cost around $1,000 a piece, for approximately 800 students, the system would be looking at a bill of almost $1 million. Purchasing…
    Leslee Kulba, January 27, 2012
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    Bues Nues

    State standards indicate Columbians are not sloshing it up enough.
    Leslee Kulba, January 27, 2012
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    Highway Signs: Forcing You into Tourist Traps

    A proposed highway sign would show motorists there are two ways to get to Cherokee from I-40. This could injure Maggie Valley’s tourist trade. The issue is probably moot, as it will only impact that portion of the population that does not navigate with GPS.
    Leslee Kulba, January 27, 2012
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    Yet another constitutionality problem for Obamacare

    The Medicaid expasion. Forbes’ Robert Book explains: The constitutional issue, however, is what would happen if a state declined to pay for that portion of the Medicaid expansion not paid for by the federal government? Suppose, for example, a state decided to just forgo the expansion entirely, on the…
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2012