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    Your Excellency, Prithee Please a Draught from Poseidon?

    One excuse to grow government is crisis. In 2004, Western North Carolina was hit by the aftermath of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan. Flooding and high winds devastated the countryside. Now, it looks like government supposes it can win votes by showing it cares about preventing the next flood, which…
    Leslee Kulba, November 12, 2007
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    Drivin’ with Your Eyes Closed – Part II

    I took the night off. A public meeting was scheduled to discuss what the people wanted to do with federal CDBG and HOME funding. I attended two of these seminars in former years. People come in and say they want home mortgages, they want three bedrooms, they want big…
    Leslee Kulba, November 12, 2007
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    Drivin’ with Your Eyes Closed – Part I

    Pick any five patriotic words, run them through the blender, and see if you can come up with something better than this: Dennis Kucinich came to Asheville Sunday to promote his book and candidacy. Well, no. According to the press coverage, he came, “to attend his friend Ani DiFranco’s…
    Leslee Kulba, November 12, 2007
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    Evolutionary Creation of Tax-Subsidized Rights

    I was detained somewhat getting to the meeting hosted by Health Care for All North Carolina in Asheville. As I was leaving my prior engagement somebody wanted to warn me about the Trilateral Commission and the CFR. Ron Paul has all their names. I tried to explain that I…
    Leslee Kulba, November 10, 2007
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    Invisible Ink: The Key to Transparency in Government

    At their last meeting, the Buncombe County commissioners informed the citizens that they don’t get any more information than what is posted online. If that is the case, how would you vote for the following items from the last consent agenda? (1) Capital Projects Ordinance with Exhibit A…
    Leslee Kulba, November 9, 2007
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    Mud!

    Citizens led by Barry Durand have prodded government to take action against a water supply contaminated with 4200 times the allowable amount of the carcinogen trichloroethylene. The solvent was left by an electroplating facility just south of Asheville, and the water had years ago been declared by state and…
    Leslee Kulba, November 9, 2007
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    What Color Would You Give These Alerts?

    As much of the Southeast is plagued by drought, Asheville maintains a healthy water supply. For the past fifteen years, citizens of Asheville have been asked to cut back on their water use each summer. Now that Asheville owns and operates the water system, even though there has been almost…
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2007
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    Parchment to Die for

    Maybe I’ll swing by UNCA later tonight to see if I can find that bit about separation of church and state.
    Leslee Kulba, November 7, 2007