Archive: Aug 2007 (page 5)

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    DHS: Protecting Your Country From Solvency

    The City of Asheville had to hire three firemen to keep its certifications up. It had (at least) two options for funding: 1) It could make a budget amendment, but this would reduce the fund balance. The city’s budget is already stretched, sponsoring programs for education and outreach, hosting luncheons…
    Leslee Kulba, August 30, 2007
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    Beason Totes A Gun

    Gun Totin’ Lobbyists, who’ll listen to you when you have a gun?   Wonder if he ever carried into the General Assembly, could explain a lot. RALEIGH — A former lobbyist who allegedly loaned former House speaker Jim Black $500,000 is facing a misdemeanor charge related…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Who deserves the blame for the credit bubble?

    The Fed, argues econ professor Bill Anderson here. Creating the Federal Reserve System is among the greatest blunders the United States has ever pulled.
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Nifong a liar? Say it ain’t so!

    Mike Nifong is back in court today for a criminal contempt charge. Judge W. Osmond Smith III accused Nifong of lying in court in September 2006 about the now-infamous DNA report. KC Johnson will be live-blogging the event. The N&O has an early story out. Two (unsurprising) tidbits…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Daniel Henninger sniffs the truth

    In a riff on the diminishment of the media, the WSJ’s Henninger hits on the key of freedom. If indeed the Web and microprocessors have brought us to the doorstep of a Marshall-meets-Milton world of individual choice as a personal ideology, then record companies, newspapers and old TV…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Walter Jones stopped making sense

    The top story in today’s CJ is that Rep. Walter Jones doesn’t like cooperating with Canada and Mexico. His beef is with the Security and Prosperity Partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. This has become a favorite topic on talk radio with dire warnings of a coming…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Why You Should Relocate Your Business in Asheville

    It at first appeared just to be something drummed up for an election issue. Progressive candidates for the 2005 city council elections needed something with community buy-in, rally points to show they could protect the people from big business. And so two changes downtown were hyped into real juggernauts. One…
    Leslee Kulba, August 30, 2007
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    Tax money down a rat hole

    OK, everyone’s got to admit now that there’s just something systemically wrong with New Orleans. How many hurricane-hit cities in the past 50 years have been a basket case two years after the storm? Name one. I rode out Hurricane Frederick in 1979 in Mobile, Ala., even went out…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007