Archive for October, 2009

Dixie came Home

Missing Pet | Dixie

Updated 2:00 10/31/09
Well, there’s a Happy Halloween ending to Dixie’s saga, she found her way home!  But we are leaving her picture up anyway because she’s so dang cute.

Once again many thanks goes to Butner Citizens Planning Ahead (BCPA) for sponsoring the Butner forum, held on October 13th,2009  specifically for candidates running for town government seats in Butner.  During the latest candidate forum, each candidate was allowed a three minute presentation, so with that said here is Terry Turner’s speech and his positions on the issues.

Support Terry Turner for Butner Town Council on Nov. 3rd

Good evening.

          I’d like to thank the Butner Citizens Planning Ahead for the privilege of being here tonight.

          I’m truly blessed to live and work in the town where my parents lived and worked.  You the people of Butner are the reason for this blessing.  You are this town’s greatest asset.

          My diverse background has prepared me for the challenges of the council.  Among my college degrees, one is in political science.  I’ve been a noncommissioned officer in U.S. Marine Corps, a school teacher, electrical contractor and civic leader.  I’m currently a second generation, long time state employee.

I’m not afraid to take a stand on tough issues.  You won’t find me straddling a fence or looking to others for answers.  I won’t just agree and be a rubber stamp for anything and everything that comes along.  I’ll weigh both sides of an issue and I’ll carefully listen to you the people, before I make my stand.

There’re many new and exciting things happening in Butner, but there’s much more to be done.

Among my many visions for Butner, I’d like to see more actives for all our community.  I’d like to see mentoring and tutoring programs to keep our youth off the streets and out of trouble, a senior center where our time honored citizens can socialize, a town recreation hall where a child could play chess as well as basketball, and more town sponsored entertainment events for all ages.

Butner is going to grow that’s a fact and you can’t stop it.  I want to see the growth handled responsibly, not just something that nobody else wants.  We must aggressively pursue businesses which provide employment and services for the people of our community.

With direct responsibility to all those with a stake in Butner, its citizens, as well as those who run a business or own property in town;  I hope by working together we can continue to maintain Butner as a great place to live and work.

So, on November 3rd allow me the honor of serving you, the people.

Thanks for your time.

Yes indeed, we need a straight shooter on the Town Council and Terry Turner is definitely one candidate we support.

Kool-aid-CommieLast year my brother left me a phone message, recommending a rare visit to the world of television to check out a new face on CNN. Not just another radio right-winger masticating headlines, he said, but a creature from some even lower rung on the ladder of life, working an act so addled and inept that he had to be kidding, had to be auditioning for Comedy Central—but who was, in fact, dead serious. (Our era, in the words of the blog Eschaton, “begins the age when it is impossible to tell parody/ irony/ performance art from completely sincere product.”)

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An attorney and a stripper in a graveyard? Who’d a thunk it, just in time for Halloween kitties and did I mention I an truly beginning to be concerned about our neighbors, south of the border? But, I quess you could say the attorney and the stripper were paying each other respect ……the Viagra and sex toys came along for the ride, “just in case.”

A deputy assistant attorney general who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired, his boss said Wednesday.

Roland Corning, 66, a former state legislator, was in a secluded part of a downtown cemetery when an officer spotted him Monday, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

As the officer approached, Corning sped off, then pulled over a few blocks away. He and the 18-year-old woman with him, an employee of the Platinum Plus Gentleman’s Club, gave conflicting stories about what they were doing in the cemetery, Officer Michael Wines wrote in his report, though he did not elaborate.

Corning gave Wines a badge showing he worked for the state Attorney General’s Office. Wines, whose wife also works there, called her to make sure Corning was telling the truth.

He then searched the SUV, where he found a Viagra pill and several sex toys, items Corning said he always kept with him, “just in case,” according to the report.

Read the entire story at Raw Story

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For a man known for his photographic memory Easley has been unable to recall certain aspects of his campaign; one example being  “Former Gov. Mike Easley denies asking a donor to bill his campaign for home repairs under the guise of campaign travel expenses”.

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Here’s part of the recent scoop from the Huffington Post regarding the continued push by Senate Democrats for a viable Public Option

President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as part of health care reform. In its place, say multiple Democratic sources, Obama has indicated a preference for an alternative policy, favored by the insurance industry, which would see a public plan “triggered” into effect in the future by a failure of the industry to meet certain benchmarks.

The administration retreat runs counter to the letter and the spirit of Obama’s presidential campaign. The man who ran on the “Audacity of Hope” has now taken a more conservative stand than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), leaving progressives with a mix of confusion and outrage. Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have battled conservatives in their own party in an effort to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Now tantalizingly close, they are calling for Obama to step up.

“The leadership understands that pushing for a public option is a somewhat risky strategy, but we may be within striking distance. A signal from the president could be enough to put us over the top,” said one Senate Democratic leadership aide. Such pleading is exceedingly rare on Capitol Hill and comes only after Senate leaders exhausted every effort to encourage Obama to engage.

Obama continues to disappoint supporters on this issue and I would say a strong benchmark/ trigger  for the passage of the Public Option has already been met. With, 47 million without Health insurance, people losing their coverage daily and the loss of life due to no healthcare. What else would Obama like to see to justify the Public Option, the bodies of the uninsured?

Cat vs Toilet Paper

Our investigation provided us with evidence the cat caught in the act in this video is a paid operative for the t-paper industry.

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Image: Tom Halstead | Shadow People on Zombie Road in Missouri

Image: Tom Halstead | Shadow People on Zombie Road in Missouri

See anything wrong with this image? Notice there is no reflection cast in the water by the people on the hill. Well there is a good reason for that, they are shadow people and they were not present to the naked eye when the picture was taken.

This picture was taken in March 2005 by Tom Halstead during an investigation of the Zombie Road area by Ghosts & Haunts in Missouri.  

This picture was taken when the river was above its banks and the hill area pictures was completely surrounded by water.  No other humans were present when this was taken.

An investigation of Zombie Road was featured in Children of the Grave, a horror Documentary from the Booth Brothers. If you get a chance, catch it but be prepared it ain’t your average horror flick. These guys catch some pretty scary stuff and they know it.

Next up… Orbs, I photographed soon after a best friend died.

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Republican strategy is to paint Net neutrality as government ‘control’ of Internet

Source: RawStory

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bill in the Senate on Thursday that would effectively allow Internet service providers to slow down or block Internet content or applications of their choosing.

The move came the same day as the federal government decided to move forward on an official Net neutrality policy that would prevent ISPs from making those types of decisions.

The FCC’s new rules would prevent ISPs, for example, from blocking or slowing bandwidth-hogging Web traffic such as streaming video or other applications that put a strain on their networks or from charging different rates to users.

McCain’s bill, the Internet Freedom Act, would block the Federal Communications Commission from making Net neutrality the law of the land. The rule preventing ISPs from slowing down certain types of content would create “onerous federal regulation,” McCain argued in a written statement

According to a report at NetworkWorld, McCain “called the proposed Net neutrality rules a ‘government takeover’ of the Internet that will stifle innovation and depress an ‘already anemic’ job market in the US.”

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