Ok now using that same line of thought, why don't we cap executive pay at Boeing or Bank of America or any other for-profit businesses that are either providing services to or being propped up by the federal government? Why not require an executive pay cap for any business taking advantage of those wonderful tax breaks and union-free benefits of locating in NC?
Great story. Best wishes to the Sheras in their lawsuit and their grieving. While it is impossible to assess the value in monetary/remunerative terms of a beloved family member, canine or human, what other means do we have to try to ensure veterinary negligence is not the norm, with "losses" simply written off as a business expense - one which could, of course, be offset by the savings from hiring inferior, low-wage staff?
Great reporting. But contrary to how you've put it, vehicles DON'T use Church Street to travel from University Square to nearby restaurants - drivers do. Bit of an awkward phrasing that caused me to do a double-take. But then, similarly, development, in itself, doesn't kill a town - developers do. There is an intelligent, community-oriented way to go about a development project like this - one that builds up without breaking down - and then there is the way the town and their developers will do it. It's actually nothing unique to Chapel Hill. When the human element is lost or degraded beyond recognition, and you put profits and politics over people, is it any wonder why the Hill is losing residents and local businesses like BP has been losing customers?
David, I was not speaking of coverage of the court case itself, but of the actual instances of abuse of corporate influence now that the flood gates are wide open. But thank you for being on top of that real news story. Kind of hilarious that, with all that's going on in the world and in our backyard, "Eat Less" is the top "News" link in my edition of the Indy e-newsletter. Is it ok if I wear my "WTF" shirt for the rest of today?
Who are you to determine what the "message" is? Would "Consume Less" be acceptable? How about if "Junk Food" were added, say on the back of the shirt? What is free speech? Increasingly it seems to be who can shout the loudest or spend the most. I'm nauseated on a near-weekly basis whenever I see all the corporate messaging your tabloid features within its pages. And the one-sided/short-sighted commentary from many of your writers. So shall I start picketing your offices to have you censored? Rather than waste time on this rubbish -- which is essentially an extended, free ad for Urban Outfitters -- how about devoting more time and energy to actual abuses of corporate power? With the recent Supreme Court ruling re: political advertising, you should have plenty to keep you busy. Or just stick to the Best-of-Triangle type stuff.
Agree with KJ. "Eat Less" controversial? Most Americans - including the nearly 1 in 5 young Americans who are obese - could stand to do just that. Now if the message were being printed on women's panties, then I would have a problem with that.
Please keep us posted on the dosa truck. That sounds awesome - good beer and good south-Indian food, at lunch time. Even better if the truck parks there after hours.
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