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It is wonderful to have access to these ebooks, NCLive is an important part of the delivery of library services to North Carolinians. As for better than print, the remote access is the exciting part. Truth is, most people prefer to read hard copy print. Again and again I see digital content delivered and there is the person printing it out to read it. Not a problem, we can have both. It is not a choice of one or the other, the cost of supporting needs for access to books and information in other formats is extraordinarily economical for the benefits to citizens of free democracies. And, in fact, necessary for continuation of free democracies as well as enlightened and informed people. At this point in time a great deal of content is available digitally, it has not eliminated the need for print, and it is not likely to for decades if ever. There is room for both. Take you son or daughter or grandson or granddaughter to the library and let them pick out books regularly, pick some out yourself, encourage others. You will be glad you did.
"Mitt the twit" -- don't you love the British for their eloquent way of capturing the essence in a word?
Aloha Blaise -- Be sure to check out Hanauma Bay (sp?) on Oahu. Great place to snorkel. And also Black Sand beach on Maui near Hannah (sp?). I also liked Red Sand beach too. Do you like rainbows? Get ready to see lots and lots of rainbows. Pineapples, avacados, mangos of a million varieties, bananas..... you are in for a treat. I used to love watching the hang gliders leap off of the cliffs and sail around before coming down near or on the beaches. The water can be very rough (but not at Hanauma Bay). Be careful, have fun, have a great time. So many people are in your corner, we are cheering for you! Go for it, make the most of your trip, your smiles are the best!
What an insane amount of anger is being expressed in these blogs. The ranting has nothing to do with the topic. Clearly someone is out of balance emotionally, and all of the angry comments they are sharing reveals a world view that is the kind that divides people, never unites them unless it is for an us against them rationale. Children raised in such an angry atmosphere come out confused, they either are angry too, in imitation and internalized conformity, or they may be harmful to themselves or others, or they may be just sad and find it difficult to cope. I believe it is important for people to try to get to a place of peace with life, disagreements are fine, it is the hatred and virulent anger that is not.
I admire someone who can tolerate differences of opinion. It really is possible to be pleasant while differing in opinion. And if a person can't get to the point of tolerating the fact that they can't always get their way, they will never attain responsible adulthood or peace.
As for what the article was about -- pathetic. Only question is was it a mistake or pay off?
Well, you would possibly have had my son show up, but after growing up there, and working there with a culinary arts degree for @10 years, he was laid off by Pinehurst, and though he tried for other positions in the area, he was forced to leave for employment, with his wife and three children. He found it, it is in the mountains. And our other son also left, there are no jobs there for him, he found employment near NYC in NJ. Our son with the children was actually very interested in joining. He will now sell his house there. We have land there too, but we live out of state (where I work). There you have it, all of us with ties to the area, not one of us can live there due to necessity for work to pay the bills. We wish we could find work there, but, at this point, life is much better elsewhere.
And if it were me, or anyone in my family, criminal charges would have been immediate. Special treatment, don't you agree? It seems unfair that all people are not treated the same.
If we value clear air and water we must prevent these toxins from polluting the air and water we and our loved ones breathe, drink and bathe in, could anything be more obvious?
People living near Candor no doubt have similar concerns. I believe the chicken industry should be required to dispose of wastes in environmentally sound ways that does not pollute. PERIOD.
And do not count on governmental environmental agencies for help. They are in the pocket of the chicken (and pork) industries. We fought for years against pulverized chicken processing wastes being injected into the fields near where we live between West End and Jackson Springs. We got copies of the permits, even the required standards of the permits were violated, and despite documentation of frequent abuse and blatant thumbing of their noses at the regulators, the regulators would do nothing. THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN!
It's hotter than dog's breath in the sweltering sun
It's so hot the sand turned to glass
It's so hot steam from the creek is cooking the fish when they jump
Preventing the destruction of the quality of life we enjoy in Moore County and in NC is vitally important. The risk is huge. A moratorium should be immediately enacted while a prohibition of this method is developed and implemented. If we don't prevent profiteers from destroying the environment, then go ahead and start making plans of where your children and grandchildren, as well as you, will want to live -- no one will want to live in the toxic depleted environment that would be here if we allow fracking.
I love the Sandhills ecosystem. Let's protect it.
Nothing wrong with expressing his or her opinion, and it happens to be quite reasonable. Silly to try to draw lines in the sand and hyperventilate over someone bringing this up. I would so much rather use the tax funds to meet needs of tax payers, I believe the author is correct that this is not the best use of precious tax dollars. I am not the only person who agrees with this author, dignify your responses by showing respect for the rights of Americans to express their views. Reasonable, well stated, rational, not polemic or attacking, this is civil speech, the foundation of democracy.
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