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    Cry Me A River

    The Daily Tar Heel opines about job losses, manufacturing and trade. You’ve got to read it to believe it. Cry me a river, people.
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    Your Questions Answered re: Storm Surge

    My friend Jeff Taylor of Reason pointed me towards a useful website on predicting storm surge along the North Carolina coast. I recommend it as a timely source of info.
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    NARAL “training”

    Jon’s post leaves me wondering just exactly what “training” NARAL thinks it needs to do. I can think of several obvious things: how to hold a protest sign for maximum effectiveness; how to shout down opponents; how to use euphemistic language; how to say that anyone who disagrees is a…
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    ‘What is choice?’ seminar

    This notice was posted today: “Choice USA, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America will hold a ‘What is Choice?’ training seminar in 431 Greenlaw Hall” (on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill). For those of you who won’t be able to attend, here’s a prediction of the answer to the…
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    Make Ready the Gouge Police!

    I’ve noticed that as part of the listing of things North Carolinians need to know in advance of Hurricane Isabel, the news media is helpfully informing them about the state legislature’s new law banning “price gouging” after a natural disaster. The law is somewhat vague about what would constitute a…
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    Great Isabel radar loop

    Go here and, under the GOES East menu, click on “Loop” next to “Visible Floater.”…
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    ‘Dear Intimidated Christian’

    Here’s a great article from UNC-Wilmington professor Mike Adams. Apparently there is a UNCW prof telling students in class that Christians are stupid. He’s doing it by way of kvetching about his pay: he said “that expecting a pay-raise would make him ‘as stupid as those Christians who still…
    Locker Room contributor, September 17, 2003
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    Let’s not forget Duke’s summer reading dud

    UNC’s choice of Nickel and Dimed, as Jon Sanders has noted, was abominable. But let’s not forget that Duke also went for agitprop for its young minds, inflicting Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities on its incoming freshmen. I have just finished reading Sol Stern’s excellent new book Breaking Free, on the…
    Locker Room contributor, September 16, 2003