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Dec 05, 2012


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The website may be reading the cookie it uses for the e-edition, but I was able to search the website and the archive without paying. The lack of formatting is pathetic.

Ed Cone

Could you open archived stories without paying?


The one I tried opened and fast.


You're right. I need an archive account. The expected paywall appears to be in place.


I think the editor is too busy writing headlines:


Are the historical comments there?

ben holder

roch, that's funny.

formerly gt

Up now - "Boy, 11, tells investigators he shoot at Stokesdale intruder"

Are they using an headline writing app?



No comments allowed.
"Without censorship,
things can get terribly confused in the public mind."

William Westmoreland.
"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself.

It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime."

Potter Stewart
"I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government
because it means we have freedom of speech."

Nancie J. Carmody
"The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is,
that it is robbing the human race;
posterity as well as the existing generation;
those who dissent from the opinion,
still more than those who hold it.

If the opinion is right,
they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth:
if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit,
the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth,
produced by its collision with error."

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859


"Greensboro City Council resists mayor’s push"


No comments allowed.


I looked up Skip Alston's pressuring of the Commissioners and City Council members on the downtown hotel deal for Randall Kaplan and George House, for which Mr. Alston apparently got paid for as a real estate agent without a closing, but it's functionally gone as with the comments at the time.

Remember the two economic impact studies from the same company
with two different conclusions and widely different numbers?

The first has the historical comments.


The second;


"Oops! This link appears to be broken."


Editorial: Why not ask voters?


"you couldn’t find an opponent."


"all seems to be forgiven" on the Swimmer Aquarium

Not true.

"They have private pledges totaling $20 million."


"They have a task force representing a cross-section of citizens."

Also not true.
No comments allowed.


"I looked up Skip Alston's pressuring of the Commissioners and City Council members on the downtown hotel deal for Randall Kaplan and George House, for which Mr. Alston apparently got paid for as a real estate agent without a closing, but it's functionally gone as with the comments at the time." -- GH

Praise the Lord and pass the Strunk & White! A factual declarative sentence is far more informative, persuasive and credible than your usual prattle. More please.


Thanks Roch, I have been doing a good chunk of writing normally lately and actually looked for your rules from months ago for help. I have been writing so weirdly for so long, its been a struggle to normalize, which I realize must happen.

That being said, being esoteric kept me out of some serious trouble for a very long time. It was effective for what I needed it to do at the time.

I am about done putting the Wells thing into comprehensible English.

Some pretty cool stuff going on.


OK, what have you done with the real George? But seriously, not that I'm anybody to listen to, but that was my suggestion all along, that you are attuned to some important information but were getting in your own way when writing about it (and I think your, "esoteric" style, as you call it, gave you room to make insinuations that would not have stood the test of reason if you had to make them in a clear manner.)

Ed Cone

That's great, George.

I was surprised to see you used the opaque style in documents relating to your complaints about Wells-Fargo/Wachovia, and have to think that your message was weakened in the process.

I think normalizing your delivery also might ameliorate the shotgun aspersion-casting that turns some readers off.


I believe the style kept me employed to fight within for much, much longer than otherwise.

Can't say much more about it at the moment.

Ed Cone

Maybe. But when internal emails about your case were asking what you were trying to say, the merits of that strategy are open to question.

Here old George might have thrown in a quote from which a reader could infer that your motives in staying on were to feather your own nest as long as possible while pretending to attack the corrupt industry that paid your bills.

In any case, I look forward to more GIPE (George in plain English).

Andrew Brod

Yes, yes, we all look forward to comprehensible spasms of innuendo.


Would you like to name a few innuendos Andrew?

The last interaction on you was whether or not you recommended AMS as the consultant for the GPAC. The minutes say you recommended AMS. That wasn't innuendo. You then said last week or so that it wasn't true. I thanked you for clarifying as I recall.

I have found that saying "innuendo" "conspiracy" etc..., without examples is a pretty weak counter argument to stated known facts.

So, what are your examples of what you accuse me of, or is it just an innuendo innuendo?


Your links to Doug,Allen and inside scoop are not working

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