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On The Non-Existence Of Theists

I’ve written before, in a very pompous, self-righteous way, that, if you really think about it, no one REALLY believes in a god or afterlife. I make this statement because, for many years, I’ve heard theists say that no one REALLY is an a-theist. 1,035 more words


Letter to the editor against county taking Occupancy Tax dollars

A giant step back for Ocracoke

By Al Scarborough

Evidently a proposal to provide Ocracoke with an additional $200,000+ in occupancy tax funding has resulted in a decision to reduce Ocracoke’s funding by $100,000 annually and give that amount to Hyde County. 608 more words

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NC Ferry Division is responding to concerns

The NC Ferry Division of the North Carolina’s Department of Transportation needs to be singled out.

With an opening like that, read­ers may brace themselves for a little “good ol’ government bash­ing.” This is not the case. 413 more words

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Letters to the editor: more islanders heard from on the proposed Tourism Development Authority

Editor’s note: we have received a few more comments on Hyde County’s proposal to enact a new Tourism Development Authority (TDA) especially for Ocracoke. This authority would raise the occupancy tax rate another 2 percent for a total of 5 percent on all short-term lodging rentals.

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Tourism, Occupancy Tax and the Bible on Ocracoke

Editor’s note: The Ocracoke Observer shares these comments made by George Chamberlin, owner of the lodging Captain’s Landing, last night (Thursday) at the Occupancy Tax Board meeting where Kris Noble, Hyde County planning and development director, presented a plan for a new Tourism Development Authority. 1,373 more words

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My Solutions To Homophobia

I’m really sick of listening to homophobic, hate-filled bullshit from Christians and Conservatives. Fucking sick of it. Though I’m not gay myself, I’ve seen gays portrayed in TV shows and in movies. 396 more words

Religious And Political Satire, And Other Irreverent Humor

Woods Took Public Works To The Woods As Weeks Made It Weak: Can Gyude Moore Do More?

By D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh* (first published in several dailies in January 2015)


Little known William Gyude Moore, Liberia’s new Public Works Minister-designate, has a stocky challenge if he passes through the scrutiny of the Senate. 2,202 more words

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