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Re: “Why we're suing Governor McCrory and the State of North Carolina

Why have DOT representatives slammed "law firms" in both of their responses here? Does the DOT believe that they are not entitled to the same freedom of information as the rest of the state?

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Posted by Bitt Faulk on 07/22/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “In four years, concerts at the North Carolina State Fair have lost almost $900,000. Who's responsible?

It seems to me that the only reason that ticket sales were started at all was to combat traffic at the fair. If some other way were used and the concerts were still free, and, obviously, losing even more money, would this article still have been written? You didn't seem to have expressed any financial concerns about the free concerts.

There are two ways to read the chart: the booker is unconcerned about revenue because she doesn't know what she's doing, or she's unconcerned about revenue because revenue isn't a concern. It's hard to believe that she's so bad at simple multiplication, and there doesn't seem to be concern elsewhere for the concerts' profits, so I'm inclined to say that lack of concern is the reason.

Of course, the beginning part of the article is intended to show that revenue is a concern in general, but I'm not sure that it does. It shows that attendance is a concern. Later it describes how the fair pays for itself. Maybe it's just a matter of pride.

All that said, it would be nice if the bookings had a greater variety. There seem to be only three categories: country acts, Christian acts, and has-beens.

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Posted by Bitt Faulk on 12/03/2014 at 12:21 PM

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