Turning our backs on the People of the State

Cross-post from UNCG Campus Watch

Seal of The University of North Carolina SystemThe Constitution of the State of North Carolina guarantees the General Assembly will provide that "the benefits of The University of North Carolina... as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the State free of expense" (Article IX, Sec 9). With the counting of out-of-state athletes as in-state students, the General Assembly is starting to turn its back on the very people for whom the University was originally established in 1789.

Some of Taylors Voteing Record

Part of Taylors Voteing Record

Bill: H RES 323 Vote description: Supporting the Efforts to Increase Childhood Cancer Awareness, Treatment, and Research-Talor Did not Vote
Bill: H CON RES 275 Vote description: Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding the Education Curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Taylor Was Present but did not vote.
Bill: H R 2863 Vote description: Making Appropriations for the Department of Defense for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2006, and for Other Purposes - Taylor Voted Against

Target & the French

On a personal note, Did we not re-build France after both World Wars? And they were in Nam before us!
Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army
ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event.

We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management: "Veterans do not meet our area of
giving We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay & lesbian

NCDP Convention News

Yesterday, I attended the North Carolina Democratic Party's convention in High Point. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at how organized the event was. High Point was a great location for the convention since it was central enough to most of the state. It also provides great hotel and meeting facilities in a small city setting.

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More on Catawba and Google

A quick update: first, the Newton Police say that there wasn't a crime. Publishing personal information can create civil liability, but the Folks in Blue don't get involved unless someone steals the information. Of course, the impression Catawba County Schools seem to want to project is that Google did steal this information, but as I said before, that theory doesn't seem to hold water.

Second, something from the initial Hickory Daily Record article that I chose to ignore the first time around came back to me while I was showering for work, and now it's really bugging me. CCS's top tech officer said this: "One of the students on the list had a presence on the Web. ... In Google’s effort to get information on her, one of its spiders latched onto her name in this document."

Catawba County Schools vs. Google

Something stinks here. Google indexed private information from a Catawba Co. schools server, information that included the social security numbers of more than 600 students. When I say "Google indexed," I mean they added it to the database that their search results come from. Catawba has sued for an injunction, asking the courts to force Google "to remove any information pertaining to Catawba County Schools Board of Education from its server and index." (CCS is also accusing Google of tortious behavior.)


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