Archive: Thu Dec 2012

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    Slight Anachronism

    Who should control Asheville’s water resources has become politicized along partisan lines. A demonstration has been organized for Saturday, when lots of Republicans in higher offices will be attending former Congressman Charles Taylor’s Christmas Dinner at the Grove Park Inn. The protest is scheduled to start at 5:30, which…
    Leslee Kulba, December 6, 2012
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    Mmmmmm Fries!

    NIMBY’s don’t say they’re selfish. They rationalize with community causes, like too much traffic making it unsafe for children to play. This time, activists got creative and said they feared a fast-food restaurant because of its smells. Oddly, it is clean and green when those smells come out of…
    Leslee Kulba, December 6, 2012
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    Or the Highway

    Alternative energy is great, as long as things like big solar panels are in somebody else’s back yard. Even then, it might not be green enough for some masters of all they survey.
    Leslee Kulba, December 6, 2012
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    George Bush, back at it again

    Unemployment shoots back up.
    Roy Cordato, December 6, 2012
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    43% Expect Higher Unemployment Next Year

    I keep hearing that Americans have turned optimistic about the economy. Not when it comes to the #1 problem in this country: lack of jobs. While opinions of the current job market have improved from the last several months, more Americans than ever expect a higher unemployment rate a…
    donnamartinez, December 6, 2012
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    More Enlightened Commentary From The Left

    Warning: Vulgar language is part of this video featuring actor Ed Asner, one of the enlightened Left.  …
    donnamartinez, December 6, 2012
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    Audit Alleges NC State Prof Took Beach Vacation Using State Money

    The state audit reveals this: The report accuses Stacy Nelson, an associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, of taking two personal trips under the guise of doing research in 2011. Nelson allegedly used $3,359 of state Department of Transportation grant funds to take trips to…
    donnamartinez, December 6, 2012
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    New at CJO: Critics skewer consultants’ assessments of Medicaid spending

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that critics take issue with consultants who promise Medicaid cost savings, including savings projected for North Carolina’s Community Care of North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2012