J.D. Rhoades

See, I’m a little bemused (not to mention amused) by the people who are suddenly shocked — SHOCKED, I tell you — to find out that the government is (1) collecting the metadata (which number called which other number and for how long) from millions of phone conversations; and (2) collecting data regarding people’s interactions on the Internet, including “search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats,” as reported in the British newspaper The Guardian.

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dustyrhoades

One of the finest legal minds I've ever met, and one of the most passionate advocates for the rights of the accused. He will be greatly missed.


dustyrhoades

"“Some of you are saying give us more money. Some of you are saying don’t raise our taxes. We can’t do both." There it is in a nutshell. People want services (and, in the case of the schools, the NC Constitution mandates them), but no one wants to pay for them.


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"The General Assembly shall provide by taxation and otherwise for a general and uniform system of free public schools, which shall be maintained at least nine months in every year, and wherein equal opportunities shall be provided for all students." NC Constitution Article IX, Section 2.


dustyrhoades

Agreed.

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dustyrhoades commented on Epicenter Ends on a High Note

I see Old Misery is at it again.

dustyrhoades

Sure, why not? Safety first.

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We don't have that rusty water tower any more, either.

dustyrhoades

Can't wait for the good citizens of Pinehurst to come on here and start proving Mr Carver's point.

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dustyrhoades commented on Schools Working Through Long Bus Trips

Note: this somehow got put as a reply to the wrong post. It is meant to respond to Mr. Misegades above. I agree with Mr. McGraw.

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dustyrhoades commented on Letter: Where Law, Order Fail

All you have to do to learn what secession and the Civil War was about is to read the Articles of Secession enacted by the various Confederate States. They are all about slavery, and so was the Civil War, whatever neo-confederates like Mr. Misegades would have you believe.