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    It's That Time of Year

    Everyone, please vote.

    If you live in Wilmington, NC and you plan on voting for a new property tax to publicly socialize a multi-billion dollar sports organization....... please stay home.

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    It's time for the elephant stampede. Let's fix this mess.

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    yes this years vote is critical!!!

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    Despite who wins what (with the exception of the aforementioned stadium tax in ilm), I mostly want to see record numbers at least 10% more than the 2008 record setting election. I want to see people more engaged and involved.

    Exercise your right to vote--it preserves your right to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Everyone, please vote.

    If you live in Wilmington, NC and you plan on voting for a new property tax to publicly socialize a multi-billion dollar sports organization....... please stay home.
    i voted, but i'm not in Wilmington so i can't vote against it. but i would if i could.

    [rant] that being said, i am soooooo tired of gratuitous use of the scary red-meat-for-wingnuts S-word. things like public roads, schools, libraries, fire protection, police protection etc etc are socialist in nature and pretty much everybody agrees these are good things. the ballpark, on the other hand, is a bad idea - not because it might be socialist, but because it's a bad deal as written and primarily benefits (as the op points out) a multi-billion dollar sports organization.

    all that is socialist is not bad, all that is capitalist is not good. [/rant]

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i voted, but i'm not in Wilmington so i can't vote against it. but i would if i could.

    [rant] that being said, i am soooooo tired of gratuitous use of the scary red-meat-for-wingnuts S-word. things like public roads, schools, libraries, fire protection, police protection etc etc are socialist in nature and pretty much everybody agrees these are good things. the ballpark, on the other hand, is a bad idea - not because it might be socialist, but because it's a bad deal as written and primarily benefits (as the op points out) a multi-billion dollar sports organization.

    all that is socialist is not bad, all that is capitalist is not good. [/rant]
    I was mainly referring to Crony Capitalism i.e. Corporate Socialism i.e. using public money to prop up a large corporation.

    That's all I got to say, don't want this thread to be deleted for being too political. But we definitely don't disagree hanna.

    Go vote folks!
    Last edited by Erock; Oct 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    I was mainly referring to Crony Capitalism i.e. Corporate Socialism i.e. using public money to prop up a large corporation.

    That's all I got to say, don't want this thread to be deleted for being too political. But we definitely don't disagree hanna.

    Go vote folks!
    Well said Erock. I would have to agree.

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    If only the city would be more open to look somewhere else, other than downtown Wilmington. Why pay $14+ million for a chunk of land that does not even meet baseball regulations, not to mention the lack of parking etc. I like how Wilmington is keeping a low down on the group that offered 33.5 acres for free. Problem is, the property is over the bridge, but directly across from PPD & the projected site. Wilmington does not want the community benefits partially going to Brunswick County.

    I'm just waiting for Carolina Beach's Hilton & Harris Teeter to pop up - does anyone have a time frame on that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    I'm just waiting for Carolina Beach's Hilton & Harris Teeter to pop up - does anyone have a time frame on that one?
    there are no start dates set for either one of those projects, but talks are ongoing....

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    Of course I don't have a vote in NC either so I guess its not too important what I think.