Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Put This in IMPLAN

I was just re-reading data on health insurance rate increases, and I wondered why I don’t hear anybody complaining about the health impact of people forced to live off Twinkie-like products and salty macaroni and cheese, forced to sleep deprivation with all their jobs, and forced to drop their gym memberships or other sports activities.

The latest Hornets draft failure: P.J. Hairston

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer writes that: Barring a last-minute change of thinking, the Charlotte Hornets do not intend to exercise their contract option on shooting guard-small forward P.J. Hairston, an NBA source said Monday. Hairston, who is currently starting for the Hornets, would make about $1.25 million for the 2016-17 season under theContinue Reading

County commissioner term limit vote gets more interesting

With a CMS teachers group coming out against the proposal. From the UPoR: Opposition is building against a ballot measure to double the number of years Mecklenburg County commissioners serve on the board. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators wants voters to reject the proposal because “we believe we need a shorter time period to holdContinue Reading

Deadly Viewshed Obstruction

The Mountain Xpress recently had a nice cartoon about the way candidates are elected. Today, they have on about how planning and zoning commissions work.

Philosophy from a Thriving Era

I enjoyed a few minutes reading from Henry Ford again last night. He had a good sense of business, back before everything got so complicated with derivatives and all. To him, business existed to convert raw materials to helpful things for trade. Business was about kindness and pragmatism more than profit margin. I must admitContinue Reading

Making N.C. as veteran-friendly as possible

North Carolina has a major military presence, with installations such as Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, and state government has focused in recent years on trying to make the Tar Heel State as friendly to veterans as it has been to the military itself. Ilario Pantano, director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs, outlinedContinue Reading

Progress NC should retract mistaken-ridden op-ed

Last week, Logan Smith, Communications Director for Progress North Carolina, posted another in a series of articles blaming Republican legislators for incremental increases in the state’s teacher turnover rate. Mr. Smith’s op-ed repeated a number of misleading claims, unsubstantiated causal connections, and, of course, included WalletHub’s suspect ranking of “best and worst” states to beContinue Reading

The ‘Young and Healthy’ Can’t Afford The Affordable Care Act

In today’s Wall Street Journal opinion section, Mr. Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, explains that half of the remaining uninsured in America are between the ages of 18-34: One problem is that nearly half of the 10.5 million uninsured people eligible for ObamaCare are between the ages of 18 and 34—and young people tend to beContinue Reading