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Lenoir County: Stealing and spending

By William R. Toler In an effort to steal more money…I mean…raise revenue, Lenoir County Commissioners are going straight to the state. A bill proposed earlier this week would allow a slight increase (.25 percent) in the local sales tax, … Continue reading

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Orwellian World: Part Trois

By William R. Toler Even working in the news industry, I still seem to miss big stories. If it wasn’t for Infowars.com, I never would have seen a story out of my home state about spying streetlights. I was planning … Continue reading

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Surveillance Society

By William R. Toler As technology increases, both in the government and private sector, it seems that our right to privacy continues to decrease. Recently, Popular Mechanics reported that the Michigan State Police may have been using forensic analyzers on … Continue reading

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Big Brother and the Nanny State

By William R. Toler When it comes to the overreaching of government, there are usually two paternal personifications: Big Brother and the Nanny State. Both are invasive in their own right and typically used in tyranical tandem to undermine the … Continue reading

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Schools to track children

By William R. Toler The indoctrination centers are at it again. This time…they’re tracking children. A California television station recently reported on a school district that is using RFID tags to track preschoolers. The story is a lovely puff piece … Continue reading

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Big Brother in ENC

By William R. Toler It’s amazing to think about the liberties we give up to make ourselves feel safe. Not really amazing…more like apalling. Newschannel 12 reported last week on a 52-camera system set up by the Greenville Police Dept. … Continue reading

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Buy the mile?

By William R. Toler North Carolinians could face a draconian driving tax if the politicians have their way. According to the Charlotte Observer, the state of North Carolina is considering implementing a tax on every mile driven to make up … Continue reading

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Orwellian world

By William R. Toler I often wonder if I’m becoming too paranoid. I’ve asked several people that question and haven’t really gotten a response. Although when I told my estranged wife I had just purchased 1984, she said I should … Continue reading

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