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Old 07-03-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Durm
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I think regardless of what anyone thinks of fracking, these two things highlight HUGE problems.

For one, it's absolutely absurd that a law can become law when someone mistakenly votes the wrong way. I mean, when I delete files on my computer I get a confirmation message asking me if I really want to delete them. Shouldn't that be happening for this as well? Why is there not a "please confirm your vote" screen. It's only vitally important... *eyeroll*

The other issue is Susi Hamilton's vote. She SAYS that she feels that voting to override would prevent new legislation that would be even more environmentally unfriendly. But the bill was attached to another giving film incentives that directly benefit Wilmington's economy. I don't buy her argument. How discouraging that votes can be bought and sold over politics (nothing new, I realize, but I voted for her and am not happy). And these unrelated issues need not be connected when it comes time to vote.

I try very hard not to become cynical about the legislative process, but ... I'm getting there.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg says she "pushed the wrong button."
How many buttons were there, nine?
Like NorasMom says, is there not a Confirmation Prompt?
How can any human being "push" a wrong button?
It's much easier to "push" the Right button and then lie about it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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I guess all of you wondering how a person can push the wrong button are perfect, right? It was the end of the day, the brain is tired, etc.

Fracking is bad news.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Durm
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I guess all of you wondering how a person can push the wrong button are perfect, right? It was the end of the day, the brain is tired, etc.

Fracking is bad news.
No, I'd be afraid that I could do it myself. I probably WOULD do it just because I'd worry about it and then mess it up

I really think there needs to be a confirmation function. She would have seen that she voted incorrectly and corrected her vote.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:36 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I think the confirmation function is re-election!
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:38 PM
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I try very hard not to become cynical about the legislative process, but ... I'm getting there.
Unless Noras Mom is a SAINT, you have no hope of not getting more cynical by the day. Absurd.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Before you all jump on Representative Carney, it was majority leader Paul Stam who immediately moved to close the session before Carney could say or do anything. He knew that he could use her mistake to his advantage. If he AND the Republican majority had allowed a re-vote instead of using a mistake to subvert the legislative process, the override wouldn't have happened.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Hopefully she makes the same mistake in Nov.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Default NC and fracking

I thought the mountains would be where most of North Carolina's natural gas is deposited. Read an article that a large deposit of natural gas has been located in Orange, Wake, and Durham counties. Are you concerned about the consequences of drilling in an urban area? I am...

Can understand a rural area, however, there are risks no matter where you drill.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Here a map of the basin.



Far as what I know they plan to start in Lee and Moore county first.

As you can see from the map the basin is right under Durham heavy population.
I dont know if anything can be done or said due to they already have written laws protecting that industry.
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