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    North Carolina in decline

    Breaking News (just 4 hours ago), North Carolinians freaking out, the 90s are coming....

    Surge in Charlotte homicides brings back memories of violence during 2005, 90s
    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/34-...says/536863745

    "CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s police chief released startling numbers Wednesday on the 46 homicides that have occurred so far in 2017.

    The surge in homicides in 2017 has shocked many people in the Charlotte community, but there was a similar wave of violence in the early 90s and another in 2005. In 1993 alone, there were more than 120 murders.

    "In the 90s, you worried about going to the store at night. In the 90s, you couldn't stand at the bus stop, you couldn't walk down the street, you couldn't go to the clubs," McFadden said.

    McFadden remembered the fear that many in the community felt and he wondered if Charlotte is going down that road again.

    Putney said the big difference from then and now is the emergence of crack cocaine. Even though fentanyl-based heroin is a big problem now, the chief said there aren't many murders over it.

    Putney said one of the things the department is going to do to fight the violent trend is use a federal grant to put more boots on the ground."

    Yeah, turn to the US taxpayers to fix your problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    Breaking News (just 4 hours ago)...
    You're awarding yourself a Beat A Dead Horse certificate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Rath View Post
    You're awarding yourself a Beat A Dead Horse certificate?
    Another person that doesn't understand how an idiom work? Geez. "Beating" of "Flogging" a dead horse arguably means to continue (activity, discussion) is a waste of time as the outcome is already decided.

    The above article is describing an anomaly, a shift in behavior, whose outcome is new and concerning. How in the F*** can that be described as a dead horse?

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    Stephen,

    At the risk of you starting up a Colorado in Decline thread, I think it might be time for you to chill out Colorado style....


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    Quote Originally Posted by DTM View Post
    Stephen,

    At the risk of you starting up a Colorado in Decline thread, I think it might be time for you to chill out Colorado style...]
    Breaking News (just 3 hours ago)...

    Wages dropped in all large Colorado counties last year

    http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/ne...ties-last.html

    "According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Wednesday, average weekly wages in Douglas County dropped 6.8 percent, to $1,204, from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016.

    It was the biggest decline in average weekly wages among the state's largest nine counties, and about 4.5 times the size of the average national and Colorado-wide year-over-year wage decline of 1.5 percent.

    In fact, wages declined in all nine of Colorado's largest counties — those with employment of 75,000 or more — between late 2015 and late 2016, BLS said."

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    Colorado homeowners' insurance continues to skyrocket
    http://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories...ket-/517346043

    "Since 2009, Colorado has seen at least one major hail storm event every year. The last one, which was two weeks ago, is projected to cost insurance companies $1.4 billion.

    That's bad news for Colorado homeowners who already pay an average of just over $1,200 a year in H0-3 insurance premiums. Roughly $100 more than the national average.

    "I think the first thing people need to know especially with our transient military community is that they're entering into a community with some of the highest insurance rates in the country," said Lina Rawlings, owner of Southern Colorado Insurance in Colorado Springs.

    Rawlings says many homeowners have seen on average a $300 increase in their premiums over the last three years. "


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    You left out the part that Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in the US.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTM View Post
    You left out the part that Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in the US.....
    Well that wouldn't fit my biased narrative

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    Only love for Colorado...

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    Oops...

    Low unemployment is hurting the economy and 4 other takeaways from Colorado’s most recent forecast
    https://www.denverite.com/colorado-e...orecast-37969/

    "Low unemployment and high housing costs are limiting economic growth.

    People paid less state income tax than expected, but not because they were making less money.

    In the meantime, state government has less money to work with than was expected in March.

    Funding the reserve would mean less money available for new spending in next year’s budget."


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    You click on that above link, you get another Colorado oops....

    Study claims Colorado and the marijuana states are seeing more car crashes since legalization (link)
    — Denverite

    "A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

    The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in Colorado began in January 2014, followed six months later in Washington, and in October 2015 in Oregon."

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    And in North Carolina Supreme Court news today...

    ‘NC is the only state where no doesn’t mean no’: Law says women can’t back out of sex
    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/pol...157694194.html

    North Carolina has said that once a woman says yes to sex, she can’t change her mind once it’s started. The State v. Way case set a precedent – ruling that a woman cannot revoke consent after intercourse begins, meaning that even if a woman said “no,” the intercourse would not be ruled rape. So for the next 38 years, women in North Carolina who allegedly agree to sex but change their minds or say “no” during intercourse aren’t protected by laws against rape.

    Only South Dakota, Connecticut, California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Kansas and Minnesota affirmatively recognize that consent can be withdrawn at any time during sex; Illinois is the only state that's made it law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliché View Post
    You click on that above link, you get another Colorado oops....

    Study claims Colorado and the marijuana states are seeing more car crashes since legalization (link)
    — Denverite

    "A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

    The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in Colorado began in January 2014, followed six months later in Washington, and in October 2015 in Oregon."
    I'm guessing they were all low speed collisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    I'm guessing they were all low speed collisions.
    LOL.

    Car insurance is higher here because of Hail and high % of uninsured motorists.....two things you don't find out about until you move here. I've also learned about the monsoons in july/august and occasional freakish high wind speeds.....

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    2016 Chicago had about 775 gun deaths...North Carolina on pace to drop 1,460 on drugs alone...

    http://www.citizen-times.com/story/n...ays/619148001/

    Aug. 31, 2017 ASHEVILLE

    North Carolina is one of numerous states with a significant problem with opioids, a class of drugs that includes heroin, synthetic heroin and several painkillers.

    The epidemic is particularly serious in the state's mountains and western Piedmont. Those areas include 20 of the 30 counties with the highest accidental death rates in the state.

    Cooper said opioid overdoses kill nearly four North Carolinians a day.

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