This is so fucked up the state fucked over three young men and the killer is walking around free they need to have they live turned up side down and 18yeas taken from them and let see how they like it it took them no time to send these kids to jail because of the way they looked and the music they liked so What the fuck is the hold up on the real motherfucker that took these sweet kids life so young this is bull shit the justice system sucks and they know it
Thanks for writing this article. NC has been a leader in food diversion the country for a long time, thanks to Brooks Contractors and Orange County Soild Waste Dept. For more information about composting in NC check out the NC Compost Councils web site - http://carolinacompost.com/
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@ForeThoughts: This story was originally slated for a national publication but it was held for nearly a year before the rights to it were released; it was never published in that publication . So Barry and I agreed that the INDY would be an excellent fit for the piece.
If you can't afford this you can pick up the Kindle edition of the book for $9.18. And you don't need a Kindle, just install the Kindle Reader on Google Chrome.
Just had a friend point me at this story (it's been a busy weekend and I've missed a lot of news). The trip to Vegas certainly smells bad, but if his resume currently includes shoving Bob Etheridge aside, pissing off someone tied to the parties old big donors, and getting the NC Dem consultocracy up in a tizzy, then I raise my glass to him. Whatever his flaws, he must be doing something right.
I am so worried that Moral Mondays will not be effective. The arrests have dropped. If we can't get 150+ arrests every Monday I fear the steam will drain from the movement. What can we do to get the arrests higher?
A great job, and a story I'll share with a friend who has just been told there's nothing else to be done for him, after nearly 12 years of dozens of treatments for multiple myeloma.
But I have to ask... Mrs. Otterbourg died 2 years ago; why has there been such a long lag in publishing this story?
James -- I think there's enough confusion within the Republican ranks that Cobey, if he speaks out, can have an impact. That said, he's pro-vouchers and pro-charters, so he'll be no help on the immediate issues. (He did come out against the bill to create a separate state board for charter schools, an idea that in any event is clearly in violation of the NC Constitution.)
I was disappointed to hear Cobey say that he won't defend the Common Core standards against attacks, right after he'd expressed to us his favorable impression of the CC. He said he intends to be an implementer and steer clear of policy debates except where necessary to head off obvious blunders (e.g., a charter school board).
If space had permitted me to add a bonus #11 to my top 10, I've have said be guided by the Common Core. It's an effort to set out, grade by grade, the skills (competencies) students should achieve in math and reading/analysis. It's not a curriculum, not an Obama idea, and it's not intended to persuade your 10-year old that owning an assault rifle is a bad idea. (Although she might reason to that conclusion herself.) Rather, the Common Core came from the states and from business, with NC one of the initiators and early adopters.
I understand some Tea Party folks were in Raleigh today protesting our adoption of the Common Core. (I'm out of town.) Lt. Gov. Forest, the Tea Party favorite, is stoking the opposition, along with Fox News and the rest of the far-right conspiracy crowd.
Common Core means increasing intellectual rigor in course work, grade by grade, regardless of the specific curriculum a school district -- or state -- selects. Student achievement levels can be tested, and compared, across state lines. You'd think the Tea Party would like that. Business does.
Most important, should you move to Idaho, you can be confident that your child will ready for whatever the curriculum is in Idaho if his skills were up to par in NC. No moving and finding out that your kids are a grade behind even if they were A-students here.
I'd like to see Cobey fight for the Common Core and stand with June Atkinson, the DPI chief, who is fighting for it. For that matter, maybe Pat McCrory could say something about it when he's not busy "exercising" in his loafers.
@Honz - Regarding Mr. Warren's comment: There's libelous and then there's ludicrous.
The eugenics program was instituted under 'progressive' policies of the Democrat administrations of those years. It's good to see that the party has evolved to be against the program now.
I'm amazed that Mr. Warren's comments made it pass the censor. But then again, we seem to be used to this type of absurdity as we have tried to interact with similar Mr. Warren type that are in the General Assembly.
Do you have any sense that Cobey can have meaningful impact given the intellectual depravity of those calling the shots these days?
I did make the point that if more GMO research had been funded publicly we would probably have seen a greater emphasis on quality traits visible to the consumer. However, I ALSO said, as part of the same statement, that I have long been disappointed by the meager level of funding for GMO research and other innovations designed to benefit farmers in underdeveloped countries. We could have made much more progress in this area with better public sector funding. The point about developing countries didn't make it into the article, but I think it is by far the most important of the two. -- Bill Thompson
Nobody finds this interesting? This wasn't part of anyone's planned retirement that's for sure.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Did 12 years of Easley-Purdue leadership have unfortunate consequences? Yes. Is the right-wing agenda we see in the General Assembly harmful in many respects to North Carolina? Yes.
The Rev'd Barber may or may not be one's cup of tea, but to call him by the name of a heartless murderer is absurd and says more about the person posting than about Barber.
Good grief. As a Dem, I am appalled at the state of the Party and I don't see how this mess will be fixed in time for the next cycle.
Excellent sensitive story. Thank you, Barry.
It's available here, by the way:
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