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    Re: Let?s Can the Hypersensitivity

    By way of perspective, here’s the official Suspicious Activity Reporting Criteria for Infrastructure Owners and Operators issued by the FBI and Homeland Security just days after the incident in Charlotte. It advises: ? Report any persons showing uncommon interest in critical infrastructure/key resource facilities, networks, or systems (e.g. photographing…
    Locker Room contributor, August 23, 2004
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    Enough Runoff Distractions

    Back to the real news – Bubble Trouble: Heavy Rains Churn Sudsy Swell. Dare ya not to look….
    Locker Room contributor, August 23, 2004
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    Let?s Can the Hypersensitivity

    Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory got into some PR hot water last week when, reacting to the arrest of a Pakistani immigrant taking pictures of Charlotte skyscrapers, he suggested that among the suspicious things the public might watch for is someone “dressed in layers.” Immediately, some hotheads jumped to the conclusion…
    Locker Room contributor, August 23, 2004
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    Money, War, Politics, and Nothing About Mesopotamia

    Some interesting articles today by John Fund and Ed. Koch. Though they don’t have the all-encompassing benefit of oriental philosophy, snakes, or TV history, they offer some interesting perspectives nonetheless. Come to think of it, Ed. Koch did make some pretty memorable appearances on SNL.
    Locker Room contributor, August 23, 2004
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    The birthplace of representative government

    Here’s another interesting history lesson about Mesopotamia. It turns out that despite all the current pessimism about the possibility of representative government in Iraq, it is not being created there for the first time. The latest archaelogical discoveries and research suggest that early Sumerian cities were governed as popular assemblies…
    Locker Room contributor, August 21, 2004
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    Why Can’t Jersey Do It?

    Joe Piscopo is thinking about running for governor of New Jersey, and CNN’s Bill Hemmer interviewed him about it. Although a Democrat, Piscopo considers himself conservative: HEMMER: You’re a lifelong Democrat, right? And you talk about the highest property taxes in the country in your home state. Sounds a…
    Locker Room contributor, August 21, 2004
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    One sign even UNC knows its action against the Christian fraternity is indefensible

    MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” wasn’t able to run a segment about the controversy last night because, even after three days of asking, begging, and pleading UNC-Chapel Hill to send someone, anyone to represent the pro-UNC-CH side on the air, they could get nobody. MSNBC had been trying in vain…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004
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    Sorry to report this so late

    Got too involved in editing tasks this afternoon to blog the certified results in the 10th Congressional District nomination. State Rep. Patrick McHenry has been officially certified as the winner of the GOP nomination, having actually gained three votes when provisionals and other previously uncounted ballots were factored in. That…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004