Topic of the week: Suicide




If you have any experience with suicide, especially where there is the possibility that it might have been an accident, you probably understand mixed feelings. That happens to me anytime there's a story or a movie or a whatever that pushes the question into your face.

Perhaps that explains my views on the matter: that people ought to be free to kill themselves without explanation, that getting help from a physician to do just that is a just and honest thing.

Broad coalition to take action at the Utilities Commission

ACORN, Clean Water for North Carolina, NCPIRG, and NCWARN joined by AARP and others to announce and support an energy and money saving alternative.

What: As families struggle to pay escalating energy bills, they need real ways to save energy and save money. Utility-led proposals are leaving them with few options. Join us as we present an update on the Duke Energy Save-a-Watt hearing, point out who is getting left behind and why it matters, and announce a new action taken at the Utilities Commission.

When: Monday, August 18, 12:15 p.m.

Where: In front of the Archdale Building trellis, off 512 Salisbury Street, facing Halifax Mall and the General Assembly

Dear Bev

Updated with email message from a friend: Keep telling her the the "LG has no clothes" - she needs the reminder now and then, but she is the best hope for what is important to people like us. That Bozo from Charlotte will see us out to the highest bidder. This is exactly how I see it.

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I'm sure you and your staff agonized about whether to sell out poor brown people for political advantage, but agony or not, you came down on the wrong side of an important moral issue. Which makes your campaign irrelevant to me. Don't bother calling. Don't bother writing. Don't bother me at all. You don't need progressives, and progressives don't need you. I'm heading for Mike Munger.

RALEIGH - Leaders of the state's community colleges voted today to close their doors to illegal immigrants until they complete a study and come up with a permanent policy. The decision today by the State Board of Community Colleges marks a reversal from Thursday, when officials indicated they were inclined to admit illegal immigrants pending the outcome of the study.

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, the Democratic candidate for governor, made the motion to ban illegal immigrants from community colleges while the study is ongoing.

81 Days: Dole Makes Taxpayers Foot the bill for Iraq War

DAY 81

While the United States pays $100 billion to Iraqi contractors while playing referee in an Iraqi civil war, Elizabeth Dole has been in Washington voting against measures that would rein in costs associated with the War. Dole’s refusal to authorize investigations of rampant waste and fraud in the contracting process has left American taxpayers to foot the bill of a mismanaged war at a time when many hardworking families don’t have a penny to spare.

Read the entire post to read more on today's reason on why Elizabeth Dole is wrong for North Carolina and check back for updates over the next 81 days.

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