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Having certainty that all is as it should be isn't what I'd call useless, maybe just wasted. And just think - if in fact it proved true and people were consuming raw sewage it would go a long way to explain why so many are full of ~~~~~well, you know.
Sounds as if Glover jumped off himself before he was even nudged. Did the gov really mean to put his head on the chopping block or did he jump before he had the chance to find out ?? I wonder. Maybe it was just a case of "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen" and so he did. No, I don't think anyone, even Perdue, thought he was solely responsible for the systematic breakdown of the patrol, but who else did she have to discuss it with ? Perhaps it is grossly unfair, but as is stated these kinds of things have been going on for years by veterans, who apparently, never reaped the consequences of their actions. As a younger woman I had a trooper try some hanky-panky with me. I filed a formal complaint and to my knowledge, he got nothing more than an admonishment and finished his career with barely a blemish to his record. The few bad apples have been let to rot for far too long. One of my closest and dearest friends was on the patrol and I know it takes a toll on those who work so hard to uphold the standard to which they are rightfully held. Recently a child and her grandmother were plowed into and KILLED by a trooper in high speed pursuit. Tell their family about what is fair and unfair !! That story has fallen off the news. I suspect that besides not using good judgment that Trooper Goodknight was also not using lights/sirens as protocol dictates. Sadly for Mr. Glover, to get to the bottom of the barrel of apples, ya gotta start plucking the ones at the top of the heap. Sadly, for all the victims of those few bad apples, it has taken this long for any meaningful action to be taken.
It's obvious the horse was blindfolded so that there wouldn't be any eyewitnesses ! :)
Don't think this applies to DOT, but wonder if it applies to the town.
§ 14‑135. Cutting, injuring, or removing another's timber.
If any person not being the bona fide owner thereof, shall knowingly and willfully cut down, injure or remove any standing, growing or fallen tree or log off the property of another, the person shall be punished the same as in G.S. 14‑72. (1889, c. 168; Rev., s. 3687; C.S., s. 4306; 1957, c. 1437, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 77; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2009‑508, s. 1.)
Actually, Dusty, if I may call you by your familiar name, I do realize it. I have never been of the persuasion that all or any of the allegations made have substance whatsoever and have never disagreed with the plain fact that another facility is desperately needed. The ignorance and mob mentality is not going to be alleviated by letting run wild on its own and then there are those whose ignorance is beyond being remedied by knowledge and presenting them the facts is futile. Do I still have my own questions, sure I do.
@sneakdeac, I absolutely agree with your point and the Board of C has not satisfied the public's suspicions of impropriety whether or not they are justified. If you look up Article 26 under NC General Statutes, you will find :
§ 14‑184. Fornication and adultery.
If any man and woman, not being married to each other, shall lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed and cohabit together, they shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor: Provided, that the admissions or confessions of one shall not be received in evidence against the other. (1805, c. 684, P.R.; R.C., c. 34, s. 45; Code, s. 1041; Rev., s. 3350; C.S., s. 4343; 1969, c. 1224, s. 9; 1993, c. 539, s. 119; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)
.........so, technically, it is illegal. If only we had as much ground to stand on when it comes to other actions politicians take.
@Ross, if I hold the higher pair, do I win the poker hand ??
Needle, no, I'm not so easily offended and while the general decorum has gone the way of the mud puddle, I'd think the paper's editor would expect just a bit more of his own writers. Oh, wait - I'm feeling a tad bit light headed and had better go lie d..... ~~~~~thud~~~~~
Congrats to The Pilot for regularly utilizing a columnist of such high caliber that his own comments do not follow the guidelines set forth here.
I've no desire to contact DOT to discuss their design or planning in regards to this circle or the poor judgment used in allowing the entrance on 211 for Pinewild that has been the scene of so many accidents. How many more wrecks before the widening project is complete I wonder? I only wish luck to anyone brave enough to risk getting their toes run over by a semi trying to plant flowers on the little circle designed to be run over.
Mr. Bouser, gladly !! Although the two matters may in fact be separate and no laws or ethical guidelines appear to have been violated, it is easy to suspect impropriety where business ties, big money and politics are mixed together along with a huge chunk of taxpayer money. Commissioners seem to have made no attempts to quell those suspicions whether real or imagined.
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