Archive: Aug 2007 (page 3)

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    Stopping Traffic for Trains 101

    Here’s what drivers on Remount Rd. will see once the McCrory line gets up and running. Remount is a key East-West link that will have an at-grade crossing for CATS’ South line. Oh happy day. Trains! Thanks to honorary troublemaker DJ for the vid.
    Jeff Taylor, August 31, 2007
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    Paul Krugman (intellectually) drawn and quartered

    My Freeman colleague Sheldon Richman here takes on Paul Krugman’s latest effort at cleverness and completely blows him away. Krugman feebly attempts to make the case for a system of government health care, claiming that health care should be recognized as a “right.” Richman replies that the “right to…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    You’ve seen the ‘Veto’ stamp …

    … now Gerry Cohen shows us the “Override” stamp. …
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Union bosses — naughty or nice?

    There is a whole lot of naughtiness, as writer Bret Jacobson points out here. The trouble with unions, as I’ve said before, is not their objectives, but that they asked for and were given unique powers not enjoyed by any other private group, turning them into a sort of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    “Redacted II” — my idea for an award-winning movie

    In Redacted II, I would use the power of film to portray the rape of a 13-year-old girl at the home of an award-winning Hollywood director with other major, award-winning Hollywood actors present. This movie is very important for me to show that everyone associated with Hollywood is a violent…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Interesting Poll on Growth

    According to the results of a phone poll conducted by the Charlotte Observer and WCNC News, nearly 55 percent of those surveyed in the Mecklenburg area think that growth is good. However, “33 percent of respondents said the growth is harmful because it causes congestion, crime and sprawl.”…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers plan to head back to Raleigh soon to deal with a gubernatorial veto, and it might give them a chance to chat about the latest pronouncements from government watchdog Joe Sinsheimer. As you’ll hear in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio, Sinsheimer wants…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Meanwhile, in San Jose

    Well, what do we have here? A metro transit system cutting bus service after paying for trains? Do tell. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority also wants new taxing authority from the state even though a state audit revealed that the debt VTA took on to build…
    Jeff Taylor, August 31, 2007