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Most cities live for getting themselves ranked in those magazine lists of such things as “most liveable,” “most business friendly” or “most family friendly” cities. But Charlotte and Raleigh have made another list that may not be touted on the next tourism brochure: Men’s magazines list of America’s smuttiest cities.
The magazine rated every city in the country based on these criteria: The number of adult entertainment stores, number of pornographic movies purchased, rented or streamed from AdultDVDEmpire.com, Google searches for pornography and percentage of homeowners who had a subscription to Cinemax, the most porny of premium cable channels.
Here’s the top 10 list:
10. Austin, TX.
9. Anchorage, AK.
8. Tampa, FL.
7. Atlanta, GA.
6. Minneapolis, MN.
5. Charlotte, NC.
4. Raleigh, NC.
3. Wilmington, DE.
2. Las Vegas, NV.
1. Orlando, FL.
Durham came in 22nd, and Greensboro at 44th. You can see the full list of 100 cities here.Read full article » No Comments »
Judge Orlando Hudson granted a preliminary injunction in Orange County Superior Court Tuesday, delaying enforcement of the town’s towing ordinance and cell phone ban, which would prohibit talking on a cell phone while driving in town limits.
Chapel Hill cannot enforce its new towing ordinance and cell phone ban, a judge said Tuesday morning.
Carolina Journal has reported on the negative impact the ban on cell phone use while driving will have on area businesses:
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Dave Cotton, owner of AdvantaClean, a franchise that provides emergency water and fire restoration, mold remediation, and air duct cleaning services to customers in several counties in the Triangle area, told CJ the ban is frivolous.
Cotton said a CBS “This Morning” news crew followed him as he demonstrated how difficult it can be to find a place to pull over to use the phone safely, yet how easy it is to use one button or voice command.
“I’m not against a ban on hand-held devices,” Cotton said, “I just can’t understand why they’d ban hands-free. I’ve worked a lot in the Northeast where some areas had a ban on using hand-held devices, but they didn’t include Bluetooth.”
“My car is my office, and my trucks are on the road constantly. If I follow the letter of the law, I won’t be able to pick up the phone or press a button to answer a call. Missing a call can means thousands of dollars in lost business. With the types of emergencies my customers have, they need to reach a live person. If they don’t reach me, they’ll most likely go with the first live person they get,” Cotton said. He joked that even the original car phone had hands-free capability.
Frank Coker, owner of Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care, told CJ that “he could see some reasons to do the ban, but not the hands-free, and it’s just a secondary offense with a $25 fine.”
“But a missed call in my business can potentially be life-threatening for my clients,” said Coker. “If a senior falls or has some other medical emergency, they can call my business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and always reach a live person. My car is my office. I don’t want to have to drive five miles to find a place where I can pull off the road to return or answer a call. So I’ll continue to take calls so I can provide the best care to my clients.
I have been following Cher on Twitter, but no more. Her tweet from four hours ago is full of bigotry and intolerance as she trashes Mitt Romney. I continue to be stunned by the people who claim to be the tolerant among us, but who choose to spew vulgarities and slurs at anyone with a different view on policy, politics, or culture. Pathetic.Read full article » No Comments »
The story looks at the tactics taken against tobacco companies and explores whether this is the model for public health officials to take in fighting obesity. While some in the story say they’re not equivalent, one advocate says it’s time to push ahead. I think we can expect the nanny-staters to pick up on this gentlemen’s line about ”making profits off of obesity.”
Others are much less certain that the food and beverage industry can be trusted to be helpful partners.
“Some companies are making huge profits off obesity,” said Stan Dorn, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, a public policy research center in Washington, D.C., “and I worry that people who are focused on anti-obesity strategies aren’t being tough enough on them.”
I have an idea. How about we all make it our personal responsibility to eat less, choose our foods more wisely, and exercise more? Problem solved.Read full article » 1 Comment »
I’m just wondering if those on the Left, who claim money in politics is bad, and who don’t believe that money is speech, will be upset by this story. The New York Times reports that, led by George Soros, rich liberals will pour $100 million into electing Democrats. The strategy appears to be community organizing, voter registration, and such. Fine by me. The important task is for free market, limited-government conservatives to be informed about who’s who, so keep an eye out for press releases from, and news stories that quote, these two groups. When you see them, you’ll know where the money is coming from.
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In a move likely to draw in other major donors, Mr. Soros will contribute $1 million each to America Votes, a group that coordinates political activity for left-leaning environmental, abortion rights and civil rights groups, andAmerican Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC that focuses on election-oriented research. The donations will be Mr. Soros’s first major contributions of the 2012 election cycle.