Archive: Sat Jan 2013

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    The Great Devourer

    The most valuable thought of the week came from a spam from JLF board member Dr. Carl Mumpower. He criticized pressures to make men perceive themselves as consumers instead of producers.
    Leslee Kulba, January 19, 2013
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    Unraised Private Wages Should Subsidize Public Increase

    The once lovely Town of Laurel Park spent $6500 to find out if it needed to pay its eighteen employees more. The studiers took stock of how much public-sector employees were collecting in neighboring over-paying jurisdictions. They concluded the town should expand its payroll by $73,583 to $91,163. Laurel…
    Leslee Kulba, January 19, 2013
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    Evaporation

    People aren’t buying enough booze. The Tryon ABC store was shut down for an audit in September: . . . and remains closed while the ABC board works out a plan of how to reopen. At one point, the store owed approximately $30,000. The landlord gave the store a…
    Leslee Kulba, January 19, 2013
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    Triad water authority vs. Hagan: Back to court?

    HPE reports: On Thursday, the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority submitted a petition for rehearing to the state’s highest court in Raleigh. Last month, the Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal by the Water Authority of local and appellate court rulings in an inverse condemnation case. Earlier…
    Sam Hieb, January 19, 2013
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    Re: GCS lunch program turns profit

    Wonderful, I’m saying to myself as I read along. But then the shoe drops: The department also benefited from an increase in federal subsidies, which offset meal prices for poor families. About 57 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-price lunches in 2012, according to district figures. Last…
    Sam Hieb, January 19, 2013
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    You might be a progressive if …

    … you think the only thing worse than a poor neighborhood losing a grocery store would be a poor neighborhood gaining a Wal–Mart, a Family Dollar, or a select few other stores that excel at providing goods to the poor (they’re on the list alongside…
    Jon Sanders, January 19, 2013
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    Educate Your Legislators

    The folks at Freedom Works are of the opinion that if enough states do not set up Obamacare exchanges, the transfer of the insurance and healthcare industries to the US government may be stoppable. I had been of a different opinion, and even if I were to waste brain cells…
    Leslee Kulba, January 19, 2013
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    Count Truth among the Homeless

    Freedom Works also made the astute observation that the government is firing scientists for attempting to advance the truth. That is a big reason why my scientific brain is on vacation. It didn’t go Galt, because I can’t find Atlantis. The only place people are interested in facts is…
    Leslee Kulba, January 19, 2013