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    Buying Beer

    This is not social engineering, nor is it social programming. Instead, it is a “re-engineering” of the “program.” (Their words, not mine.) It seems the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness needs some tweaking. Service providers indicate that the homeless population is increasing in Asheville, now that new apartments with…
    Leslee Kulba, October 20, 2007
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    A Chalice for the Wolves?

    The gray wolves’ drinking bowl leaks! The wolves need toys! Their habitat needs additional upgrades! Fortunately, Earl M. Wilson and Helen K. Jones have donated $6500 to the City of Asheville through the Friends of the Nature Center to help.
    Leslee Kulba, October 20, 2007
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    The Steamroller of Socialized Medicine – Part II

     As the peaceful destruction of America continues according to schedule . . .    If all people were persuaded by the articulation of logic applied to fact, nobody would support socialized medicine. Experts in the field of interpersonal communication explain the phenomenon, stating that only a teeny tiny portion of communication…
    Leslee Kulba, October 19, 2007
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    The Steamroller of Socialized Medicine – Part I

    “The path of wisdom avoids extremes,” but “you have to go a little crazy to keep from going totally insane.” So today we’ll entertain an excursion to the fringes. An editorial in the Asheville Citizen-Times states what many in Asheville believe. Evil capitalists in the free-market health care system…
    Leslee Kulba, October 19, 2007
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    I Expect This to Be Unpopular

    One error I frequently make is to judge an issue to be partisan when its proponents are of one political persuasion, and its opponents the other. Of course, I have never met a person who admits to embracing issues because they are dictated by party lines. One issue I continue…
    Leslee Kulba, October 18, 2007
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    Selling Vice More Honestly

    Weaverville is considering merging its ABC board with that of the City of Asheville. Asheville’s ABC system is now the 11th most profitable in the state. This was not the case a few years ago. One of the system’s best situated stores realized embarrassingly low profit margins. Unbelievable numbers…
    Leslee Kulba, October 17, 2007
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    And Then A Miracle Happened

    Asheville had a good city council meeting tonight. Amongst the silly proclamations, Travis Miller, a Junior Lifeguard, was recognized for saving a life. Then, Dr. Carl Mumpower yanked four questionable items from the consent agenda for separate votes. He lost 6-1 on all votes, but it was good to…
    Leslee Kulba, October 16, 2007
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    Only Fifty-Eight Grand

    The big buzz on the streets is the scandalous $58,500, plus or minus, in unreported political contributions from the Eastern Band of Cherokee [Native Americans]. Evidently the record keeping wasn’t very good, and $4000 in checks were allegedly voided because candidates never cashed them. Some candidates show contributions the…
    Leslee Kulba, October 15, 2007