Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 174)

  • Obama at Fayetteville Tech today — will anyone else be there?

    Barack Obama will be speaking at Fayetteville Technical College today. Regarding that, the following e-mail was forwarded to me from a trusted source: Obama will be at my school tomorrow (Wed) morning, only I can’t go (no faculty are invited/allowed). My secretary can’t go (no staff invited/allowed) My…
    Jon Sanders, March 19, 2008
  • Government edicts and unintended consequences

    The thinkers running Raleigh have decided: Garbage disposals bad. Per WRAL (which offers the news under a rather flippant headline): Raleigh began disposing of garbage disposals Monday, banning new or replacement installations and adding teeth to the grinder – a $25,000-per-day fine for violations. It makes Raleigh one…
    Jon Sanders, March 17, 2008
  • UNC gets its Nichol back

    I’m not surprised, and for UNC’s sake, I can only hope it’s an end to the Nichol-for-chancellor movement (on the assumption that, given the situation, sometimes a really bad idea is the only plausible way to stop a truly terrible one). The N&O reports: Gene Nichol, the former…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2008
  • Sexual assault faked at Duke (again)

    Per WRAL: Duke University police are considering whether to file charges against a woman who they said made a phony report last week that she was sexually assaulted on a street near Duke University Hospital. Aaron Graves, Duke’s associate vice president for safety and security, said Tuesday that the…
    Jon Sanders, March 11, 2008
  • ‘Garfield without Garfield’ is like politics today

    What is 'Garfield' without Garfield? It's a site that discovered that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life[.] Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb. More than that, he reminds me of presidential candidates. For example:
    Jon Sanders, March 5, 2008
  • ‘I liketh bigge buttes and I cannot lye’

    I adore this keen parody à la The Canterbury Tales of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s baffling pronouncement in favor of Sharia Law in England, and not just because I am one to spoof in the voice of Geoffrey C. et al. myself. Herewith a choice snippet from…
    Jon Sanders, February 28, 2008
  • Are they out of their money-grabbin’ minds?

    Here’s the situation. People on city water are being hit with ridiculous demand-side approaches without one thought toward some kind of price adjustments to reflect temporary scarcity, let alone appreciation for the Tragedy of the Commons. Still, bunches of people are opting off city…
    Jon Sanders, February 26, 2008
  • Meanwhile, Jordan Lake is ‘almost a foot higher than what it is when technically full’

    An interesting news item from WRAL: Unlike Falls Lake north of Raleigh or parched reservoirs in Durham, Jordan Lake is filled to capacity, and several counties and municipalities are looking for ways to lap up the lake’s water to quench their growing thirst. Experts say Jordan Lake is almost…
    Jon Sanders, February 22, 2008