Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

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.






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 Network—addresses just that question. Glenn Cripe, founder of the Language of LibertyContinue Reading






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 no longer afford to pay cityContinue Reading






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 their decision to postpone devals.






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 Chromebooks on a ratio of oneContinue Reading






Bues Nues

State standards indicate Columbians are not sloshing it up enough.






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.






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 grounds that it could not affordContinue Reading