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NDAA causes controversy

By William R. Toler You wouldn’t think something as innocent-sounding as the National Defense Authorization Act would pose such a threat to the people of the nation. On first thought, it sounds like just funding the military….which is just what … Continue reading

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John Drake: A big man with a big heart

By William R. Toler Why couldn’t I have been born rich instead of good looking? John Harold Drake 1965-2011 The early mantra of my uncle, John Drake, popped in my head a few hours after learning of his death and … Continue reading

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Gun owner warning

  North Carolina gun owners beware. As Hurricane Irene edges closer to the Carolina coast, a declaration of a State of Emergency is certain. What most folks don’t know is that according a North Carolina General Statute, it is unlawful … Continue reading

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Camera ban may be unconstitutional

By William R. Toler A ban on cameras in a New Hampshire district may be unconstitutional according to the First Amendment Center. A judge issued an “unsigned” order on July 1 that bans all cameras and other recording devices, except where permission … Continue reading

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The Colonel’s Legacy

By William R. Toler Leader. There are many words that could describe the late Col. Cecil Eason, but the word “leader” says it all. The fomer Air Force navigator and JROTC instuctor was himself a leader and encouraged and inspired … Continue reading

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The ‘Diapering Experience’ from the financial point of view, Part 1 – Disposables

By Pearlie Acker-Alsept I’ve done a lot of research over the past year about the pros and cons of disposable diapering vs. cloth diapering. I have to admit that I was most drawn to cloth  diapering. One of the best … Continue reading

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Homely hauntings still spooky

By William R. Toler With Halloween on its way, it only seems fitting to include an update on the ghostly activities around Casa de Toler. The mobile home I live in has always had a weird vibe…even before I moved … Continue reading

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Second Amendment suspended as storm draws near

By William R. Toler As the monstrous Hurricane Earl looms ever closer to the Carolina coast, gun carriers beware. Since many counties and municipalities have declared a State of Emergency, it is now illegal to travel with a firearm outside your … Continue reading

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Judge: Comments are protected speech

By William R. Toler If you comment on this or any other blog or news Web site, have no fear. Your comments are protected by the First Amendment. The Gaston Gazette reported earlier this week that a Superior Court judge … Continue reading

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Fed transparency shot down in Senate

By William R. Toler A bill similar to one proposed by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to audit the Federal Reserve was shot down in flames in a Senate vote earlier this week. According to Campaign For Liberty, Senators voted 62-37 … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Bell visa granted

By William R. Toler Last week on Coast to Coast A.M., host George Noory informed the audience that Art Bell’s wife Airyn was granted her permanent visa. While broadcasting from Manila, Bell, creator of the overnight radio show, had told … Continue reading

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Reporter arrested at wreck site

By William R. Toler Darren Hunt, a reporter from KVIA, the local ABC affiliate in El Paso, Texas and photographer Ric DuPont were arrested by a police officer for trying to get interviews after a wreck . The video speaks for itself.

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Cow farts cause fuss

By William R. Toler Farmers could face an extra tax for flautulence. Not theirs of course…but that of their animals. The Associated Press reported last month that farm groups across the nation are worried that the government will levy a … Continue reading

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Harper: ‘This is just intimidation…’

By William R. Toler One week has passed since Craven County deputies under the command of Sheriff Jerry Monette seized — without a warrant — a coffin owned by Bill Harper from a polling site east of New Bern. It still … Continue reading

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Weapons of mass distraction

By William R. Toler With the current global economic crisis and the heated, upcoming presidential election, one may wonder: is one a distraction for the other, or are they both distractions for something more sinister? Once we’ve forgotten how the … Continue reading

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