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Monthly Archives: June 2008

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    Jun
    30

    Legislative Lowdown: Budget Impasse

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jeff Mixon

    Monday night's House session was recessed in order for an Appropriations Committee meeting to occur.  Once the House Appropriations Committee made their way out of the chamber and down to a meeting room, Approps. Chairman Mickey Michaux (D-Durham) relayed the news:  "We're deadlocked."  Rep. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston) asked what were the sticking points.  Michaux responded […]

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    Jun
    30

    Energy is Bugging Everyone…

    Posted in Uncategorized By Civitas Staff | Tagged

    … so send in the entrepreneurs. Annually, commuting for Americans is now costing the average citizen over $2,000 dollars, according to the US Department of Energy.  The world forecast for energy consumption over the next 20-25 years will double.  With negative news regarding energy production flooding daily headlines and prices at the pump steadily climbing, […]

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    Jun
    30

    Gas Prices: Whenever you hear "these speculators"…

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged

    Your next thought should be that the person uttering this phrase is challenged in terms of economics. Here's a good explanation. The Congressional leadership would like to find a scapegoat for energy prices. "Speculators" have been blamed for everything from the Great Depression to the housing bubble. But a fundamental understanding of futures markets – […]

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    Jun
    27

    Blue Ridge Community College: Public Not Invited

    Posted in Immigration By Civitas Staff

    As reported below, Blue Ridge Community College is renting out space tomorrow to the Mexican consulate's mobile unit which will be meeting with illegal aliens to supply them with consular ID cards (matricula consulars). The college is making $360 from the deal — to rent out the space beginning 6 pm tonight and ending 9 […]

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    Jun
    27

    N.C. Community Colleges Working with Mexican Consulate to Hand Out Mexican IDs

    Posted in Immigration By Civitas Staff

    NC Listen is reporting that the Mexican consulate's mobile unit is going to be on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College issuing matricula consulars (Mexican IDs) to illegal aliens on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Read the press release: NC LISTEN – PRESS RELEASE  June 27, 2008   Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock – […]

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