Public Safety (page 15)

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    More Government Regulation For Bounce Houses?

    You’ve seen the bounce houses at birthday parties and amusement parks. While many see these as fun for the kids, some states view bounce houses as a safety hazard that should be regulated by the government. From Stateline: The estimated number of injuries on the attractions soared from…
    Donna Martinez, October 31, 2017
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    The debate over surveillance

    Eric Lieberman of the Daily Caller reports on the debate surrounding renewal of a controversial federal surveillance measure. A significant provision in a contentious surveillance law is set to expire at the end of the year, and a number of lawmakers are scrambling to either re-enact the legislation…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2017
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    Surprise! The Chinese government is out to get us

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details a Chinese government plan that should surprise no one. China earlier this year ordered the dispatch of 27 intelligence officers to the United States as part of a larger campaign of subversion, according to a leading Chinese dissident. Guo Wengui,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2017
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    Las Vegas and the misguided pleas for gun control

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why the latest cries for gun control miss the mark. The impulse to act to stop the domestic massacres that have become a heartbreakingly metronomic feature of American life is laudable and understandable. “It’s time,” as Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy said,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In more than a quarter century of exposing N.C. government boondoggles, Carolina Journal has highlighted some major turkeys. Rick Henderson discusses two of them — the Randy Parton Theatre and the Global TransPark — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    The Aftermath of Disaster and the Power of the Individual

    “NC Spin” host Tom Campbell asked the panel a question that’s on the mind of many this week: Why does it take a natural disaster to bring us together? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, September 11, 2017
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    North Korea ramps up EMP threat

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details North Korea’s threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack. It’s a prospect with which readers in this forum should be all too familiar. North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    Mass surveillance could be hurting fight against terrorism

    Patrick Wohl explains in a Washington Examiner article how tons of data tied to mass surveillance drown out useful information in the fight against terrorism. In the case of the Pulse nightclub shooter, the Boston marathon bombers, and the shooters in Garland, Texas, in 2015, warning signs abounded.
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2017