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  1. #11
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    "The government that governs least, governs best"

    -Thomas Paine (attributed to Jefferson and Thoreau as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillaKiel View Post
    "The government that governs least, governs best"

    -Thomas Paine (attributed to Jefferson and Thoreau as well)

    NICE!! I have Common Sense on the Kindle

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBSCREWBY View Post
    Harris Teeter Signs up all over the lot. I might be missing something, but is that going to be a bad thing? Easy bike ride from Canal and right next to the ABC store. Sounds like heaven...
    I hope we get the Harris Teeter. I am not too satisfied with Food Lion's service, although their prices are fairly competitive. Regardless, we need something there to fill the Jubilee Park "gap." Hopefully, the Harris Teeter (if it comes) will bring more attention to the area - it would be nice to get our movie theater back. Harris Teeter, ABC & the movie theater would make a great tri-fecta.

    If you're on Canal, what block do you surf? I'm on 600 CB North.

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    "the trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher

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    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining"
    "If my Aunt had a d!ck, she'd be my Uncle"
    "If a society gives up some freedom for security, it is then neither free nor secure"
    "We have about as much a chance of stopping that ballpark from being built as a one-legged man winning an a$$ kicking contest!"
    All quotes by Ben Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    since this has evolved into the CB thread: i just went out at Pelican Watch...big and clean and gnarly on the inside, sea and sky are gray and ominous...no one out as far as the eye can see...i normally like surfing alone, but not today. caught a nice one and decided to leave it at that for the night. because one wave is a whole lot better than none...
    I surfed WB South End from 4:30 'til about 5:15. Everyone was closer to the pier--I was near the jetty and the water was smelling really fishy. Caught 4 pretty good waves but had to call it a day when a pod of baitfish got crushed by a fairly large shark about 6 feet away from me. Saw the shark but it was pretty sudsy, was either a "smaller" Bull or a Sand Tiger. I don't know that I have ever paddled that fast.

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    romney 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    since this has evolved into the CB thread: i just went out at Pelican Watch...big and clean and gnarly on the inside, sea and sky are gray and ominous...no one out as far as the eye can see...i normally like surfing alone, but not today. caught a nice one and decided to leave it at that for the night. because one wave is a whole lot better than none...
    The CB thread...nice. I just made it back to the house. Looking out there right now - pretty choppy, but some nice faces every now and then. Looking forward to a cleaner tomorrow - most likely Sunday or Monday. Stay safe ya'll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Also, what’s CB and how’s this thread turned into it?
    Carolina Beach is a beach on Pleasure Island, NC. Is 'beach' too redundant?

    The OP was about the "stadium tax" - a hot political topic in the Wilmington area.

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    Individually it's One Person, One Vote. Collectively we vote to shape our nation.

    Political beliefs aside, our government is like any other system: you put sheet in, you get sheet out. Hell, let's think about entropy for a moment. Voting turnout has been farking dismal for farking decades, the situation our nation is in is a DIRECT result IMO. So get you, your lazy ass friends and their lazy ass friends and go VOTE!

    Gaffer: CB = Carolina Beach, NC. They're talking about a new proposed development on a sizeable piece of land that has laid fallow for years due to a developer's bankruptcy. I don't know the details, but I think there was a zoning issue and maybe some other local government involvement and/or lack thereof that has affected the land's development.

    And Jesus Christo, Wilmington is a multi hundred million dollar a year small city and Mandalay is a multi billion dollar a year corporation. There is absolutely no reason they could not write a freaking check to fund the proposed stadium entirely if it is that "great" of an investment.

    (this thread is probably headed toward deletion)