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Letters of support requested for Strata Solar

Strata Solar is in need of letters of support that voice the positive impact of Solar on communities, businesses, families etc. Strata Solar, based in Chapel Hill, has been the leader in putting NC on the map with solar. We are fortunate to have such a company in NC, and need to support them as best we can. Please ask others to write letters as well.

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Opposition to ag-gag bill growing daily

Animal cruelty is only part of the issue:

Animal welfare and labor advocates began pressuring Gov. Pat McCrory this week to veto the bill. The Humane Society of the U.S. launched a week-long TV ad campaign.

The farm group’s letter says in part: “By permitting severe repercussions against those who report on illegal activity on farms, HB 405 grants a free pass to those recklessly cutting corners, and as such, directly threatens our economic viability as responsible farmers and food producers.”

Daily dose: 3 cheers for Solar PV edition

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NC House votes to keep solar energy tax credits (Raleigh News & Observer) -- The N.C. House voted down an effort from some Republicans to kill a tax credit for solar energy projects. Rep. Marilyn Avila, a Raleigh Republican, sponsored the amendment to let the program expire at the end of the year. Her proposal failed in a 38-77 vote.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article21...

Contract for Exploratory Oil Drilling in Cumberland-Marlboro Basin

Environmental regulators this week issued the state's first contracts to test sites in North Carolina for oil and gas resources ahead of any potential drilling.

The two contracts with Sanford-based Patterson Exploration Services will cost the state $236,500 for core sampling in several locations in Stokes, Scotland, Hoke and Cumberland counties.

Another Perspective (Part 4 of 5)

Part 4 of 5: Too big to fail too big to Jail
With respect to corporate America this series of articles, from the beginning, is designed to debunk the notion and idea that “bigness” is the stimulating notion of the day for business. A challenge is offered to counter the false choice heard in the halls of politics that the present economic system of capitalism or free trade must adapt globally, or self-destruct and be replaced by socialism.

Another Perspective (Part 2 of 5)

Part 2 of 5: The Klept’ocracy
Advocates of representative government believe that the little noticed decision of the Supreme Court, January 21st 2010 i.e., to apply the 1st Amendment (and by extension) the 14th Amendment to American corporations, put the finishing nail in America’s political coffin.
Today, mega corporations control the free market system, world banking, legislators in government, commerce and transportation, military contracts and logistics, including the policy of taking the nation to war.

Nebraska poised to be next state to walk away from the death penalty

You know the death penalty is on its last gasp when one of the most heavily Republican states in the nation votes to repeal it.

That's what happened this week in Nebraska a the unicameral legislature voted 32-15 to abandon the death penalty in the state.

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