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    Renting the Special Boat Was Costly, But Worth It

    Glad to see that our efforts in studying the states roadways are finally being recognized by the media. John Hood and other staff of the John Locke Foundation examine one of North Carolina’s thousands of bridges for its recently released study, “Trends in North Carolina?s County…
    Locker Room contributor, January 12, 2005
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    Bricks to the head, anyone?

    As I begin to think more about and to explore the public choice aspects of education reform movements, I wonder whether it’s so much the case that power corrupts, or whether the corrupt seek power in the first place. I am talking about the leaders of education reform groups, their…
    Locker Room contributor, January 12, 2005
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    Early-morning visits return to Russia, this time to catch conscripts unawares

    From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education online (subscription): The Russian military raided college dormitories in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, in many cases rousing male students from their beds, in a surprise move to collect fresh conscripts following the end to deferments from mandatory service. … The raids…
    Locker Room contributor, January 12, 2005
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    Bye, honey, gotta take the hiking trail to work

    So, in order to combat what is purportedly worsening air quality in North Carolina ? which is a myth, of course ? some local officials in rural counties such as Granville and Franklin are talking about using ?non-attainment? funds from Washington and Raleigh to build bikepaths and walking…
    Locker Room contributor, January 12, 2005
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    Here’s another one for the horror file

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the GOP-led state legislature in Columbia are expected to spend much of its effort this year on a proposed tuition-tax credit bill to expand choice and competition in education. Just goes shows to show you why elections matter. Of course, there is significant…
    Locker Room contributor, January 12, 2005
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    Re: ATSRTWT

    All this reminded me of my engineering mechanics professor, Dr. Nowack, back at Clemson. His classroom motto, “RDTP”, was on the blackboard at all times, and he would *hammer the board to emphasize: “RTDP — *Read*The*D—*PROBLEM!” … which come to think of it is just the same as…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Re: ATSRTWT

    Well, Hal, maybe we can guess it: ? Are They Serious Regarding This Whole Thing? ? And Then Someone Replied, Tell Whom That? ? All Tour Sace R Telong Wo Tus ? About To Say Really Terrible Written Things ? A teaspoon or two, tops ? At short, a twit…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Re: ATSRTWT

    Me too, Jon. Here’s the answer. Apparently we are “present at the Creation” … ATS.
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005