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As North Carolina debated its constitutional amendment against Marriage Equality and many employers, despite being believed to oppose the bill, stood silent, a businessman called Bob Page decided to speak out. Presenters like applause.

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Virgin Galactic Crash, University of North Carolina "Shadow Curriculum" - Edelman Hot Crisis Shop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If space tourism goes mainstream, at least among the 1%, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) continues recruiting top athletes, Edelman has two great case studies to write up.

Hey! Over HERE, Mister Dominos!

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

But it shattered my innocent Australian preconceptions of what North Carolinians were capable of. Aside from these two rogue pizza hillbillies, North Carolinians can be trusted around food preparation. Tags: Presentations Technique Technology deep fried turkey Dominos YouTube eye contact flammable turkey alert hillbillies North Carolina Patrick Doyle PR disaster management teleprompter I was pretty shocked by the Dominos YouTube incident.

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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

This can happen at any round, and who knows if all the speakers in, say North Carolina are better than all the speakers here in Colorado.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's eulogy for Maya Angelou

The Eloquent Woman

Here, Mrs. Obama on Angelou: I first came into her presence in 2008, when she spoke at a campaign rally here in North Carolina. It''s tough for political and public figures to transcend their roles when they speak.

Cornelia June Miller - So, Who Says We All Have to Speak Well of the Dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a negative obituary published in the Cherokee Scout, based in North Carolina. Cornelia June Miller died. Convention has it that all should speak well of the dead. Right? Well, that tradition have been broken.

Sex Offenders & Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Convicted of a sex offense years before, he was barred by the 2008 North Carolina from using social media such as Facebook which children can join. Does banning sex offenders from posting on social media such as Facebook violate their right to free speech? That's what the U.S.

PNC - Players No George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The situation wound up in the office of Peter Brown, a PNC compliance officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this era of sustained fall-out from the Wells Fargo fake accounts and downsizing of retail banking, financial institutions might re-think customer service.

"La La Land" - Over-50 Version As We Geographically Chase Dream of Finding Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I ruled out Florida, North Carolina and even Ecuador. The film "La La Land" plays  out the classic meme of the young flocking to locations such as Hollywood to live out their dream.

Drudge Report - Obama Goes High Drama in NC Hillary Rally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And it got it in Barack Obama's speech in North Carolina supporting Hillary. The Drudge Report loves high drama. Essentially those in the audience were to believe that the fate of just about everything was at stake in this election.

Drudge Report - Questions Why Hillary Backed Out of NC Fundraiser, Despite Trump's Lead in Elon Poll

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This evening the headline is about her abruptly backing out of a fundraiser scheduled for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Conservative Drudge Report was busy changing headlines today. Earlier it was the one about Hillary's c**k-eyed left eye. She gave no reason. This is at a time when Donald Trump is 1 point ahead of her in the Elon University poll. Here is the coverage in Zero Hedge. Of course, blasting news of the no-show hammers the Sick-Hillary issue.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

North Dakota: Just like South Dakota, only higher up. North Carolina: Not South Carolina. South Carolina: Not North Carolina. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players).

Campbell U Law School Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination by Professor Amos Jones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" He is the North Carolina Campbell University law professor who predicted that Donald Trump would be elected. You may recognize the name "Amos Jones." Now his name is associated with a lawsuit against his employer for alleged discrimination based on race.

Drudge Report - Close Race in 5 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, President Obama delivered the same message in North Carolina. The Drudge Report has ramped up expectations that Donald Trump could win on Tuesday. That could encourage his supporters to vote, if they haven't already.

A Clinton Administration - Will It Put SCOTUS, Job-Hunters On-Hold for 4 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator from North Carolina, joins other U.S. A Hillary Clinton presidency could likely mean that the U.S. Supreme Court will remain with at least one vacancy. Maybe more. As Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw , Richard Barr, Republican U.S.

Glenn Reynolds - He, of all people, should have known better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently, the protest against the alleged police abuse in Charlotte, North Carolina also became ugly. Protest is a sacred right in America. Sure, sometimes those push-backs can get out of hand. Among the early ones to turn violent was the Boston Tea Party by the American colonists.

The Only thing We Really Know About John Edwards Is that He Still Would Have Been Better than Bush

TJ Walker Interactive

1.That a Bush appointed US attorney in North Carolina wanted to make a name for himself in order to run as a Republican for congress, so he decided to indict John Edwards for the crime of CAD (Campaigning as a Democrat—yes that’s a crime in Republican circles, just ask former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman). by tjwalker. So the silliness of the John Edwards trial is over and what have we learned?

February Jobs Report - Those Left Behind.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That North Carolina attorney moonlights driving for Uber. It's Some of us didn't need the February jobs report to know the economy is on an upswing. At least some parts of it. Of the 235, 000 new jobs created, 58,000 were in construction and 28,000 in manufacturing.

Drudge Report & Daily Mail Take Break from Politics, Violence to Headline with Weather

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  is the Daily Mail's more general article which zeroes on the 8 inches of snow in Greensboro, North Carolina and the closing of snowy I-91 in Connecticut because of a 25-car pile-up. The Drudge Report's niche is politics.

What Should President Obama Say in his State of the Union Address?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  For example, Washington was pleased to see that North Carolina had approved the Constitution, but concerned that Congress get to work on several items, including military pay, a proper diplomatic corps, and this:  “the terms on which foreigners may be admitted to the rights of citizens should be speedily ascertained by a uniform rule of naturalization.”  What should POTUS say during his SOTU? 

Harvard Business School Plummets To 8th Place On Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It won the one for the University of North Carolina after the outing of the "Shadow Curriculum" for athletes and for Virgin after the spacecraft crash.  Ranking is everything in the business and branding of academic education.

"My Son The Lawyer" - That Could Soon Become "My Son The Bum"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He's a law professor at the University of North Carolina. Becoming a lawyer, Alfred Brophy tells Jennifer Smith at The Wall Street Journey, "isn't the path into the middle class that it once was." " Here is that article (sub. req.). Brophy should know.

Dave Mirra, 41, apparent sucide - How come so many young white men are running out of hope?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time of his death he was visiting friends in North Carolina. David Mirra joins the growing number of gifted  young white men who ran out of hope. Mirra was 41 when he ended it with a bullet to the head.

If you speak with an accent, read this! Guest post by Sue Hershkowitz-Coore

Speak Schmeak

But I think it may be okay because my husband is from North Carolina - Thomasville - and he has said that I’m officially Southern, by marriage.

Jesse Bright, Lawyer AND Uber Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In North Carolina, Jesse Bright was stopped by the police. That happens all the time, you think. The five police officers noticed that this Uber driver had picked up a fare from a known drug house. When they began to interrogate him he flipped on his recording device.

Drudge Report - Is It Launching Disabled-Hillary Meme?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part is to blare that Donald Trump is making significant progress in battleground states such as Nevada, Ohio, and North Carolina. Drudge Report sometimes hammers a point directly. Sometimes its approach is more Machiavellian indirect. Tonight's headline might be the latter. Essentially, this evening's headline is a double one. The other part is a developing story.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

In 15 minutes I’m appearing before the Corporate Ethics Committee; would you happen to have a copy of the questions I’ll be asked? Scott Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina. ** THIRD PLACE **. Spring Lake, North Carolina.

Freelancers: Sandy swept away our work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An instant message came in from a former speechwriter who was pulling up stakes in North Carolina and relocating to Stamford, Connecticut to freelance in copywriting. Last week, we freelancers were flying high. 

Kathleen Huebner, et al. - Is Reaching Back Sign We've Become Closed Systems?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I also had the dump truck stop in North Carolina to pick up Lee Harrison and Philly to load Irene Nunn. Father, forgive me, at age 69, I should have known to steer clear of Seton Hill University Class of 1967 classmates such as Kathleen Huebner, et al.

Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, I couldn't just relocate to the more affordable Greensboro, North Carolina or Orlando, Florida. In 2014, 126,000 left New York City. That's what newgeography.com found. Probably  Probably for many of those, it was a soul-wrenching decision. After all, you can make the big money in the Big Apple. And, it has a mystique, just like Harvard, Elvis, and Vogue Magazine.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Cell Phone

Humor Power

I can’t believe I still have to manually press the buttons! Eric Johnson, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA. . ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the July Cartoon Caption Contest results. Our contests feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich.

John Edwards v. Andrew Young: When mentoring relationships sour

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The showdown in the North Carolina courtroom, at least emotionally, is between John Edwards and Andrew Young.    It is a classic tale of a mentoring relationship souring, as they frequently do.    Remember the fallout between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung?

Cartoon Caption Contest — Creative Humor Writing

Humor Power

I’m still waiting for mine. Timothy Busam, Cary, North Carolina, USA. Here are the results of our latest Cartoon Caption Contest. Our next caption contest will be announced on May 1. New joke contests are announced mid month.

Last Middle Class Person Leaving Over-priced, Frigid Northeast Shut Off Lights

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Today a woman whose family is helping her move into this complex from North Carolina said to me,  "I am wondering if I made a mistake.  Daily they hop Metro-North from Connecticut for the long day in Manhattan.

Pet Grief: Facebook college chums can get us on the other side of even that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Regarding the latter, Harrison missed her neighbors in Ohio after her move to North Carolina.  I filed an application for a five-year-old dog at the Animal Haven, North Haven, Connecticut.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Spring Lake, North Carolina, USA. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the top captions in our November Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

Important stories I’m reading now

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Adam Smith: North Carolina Legislature Repeals Popular ‘Voter Owned Elections’ Program On Thursday night, the North Carolina House gave final approval to an anti-democracy elections overhaul bill that makes it harder to vote, allows more money into the political system, and repeals the state’s public financing laws, including the landmark judicial system.

Important stories I am following now

TJ Walker Interactive

Laws ‘Breathtaking’ In Their Right-Wing Extremism Taking Shape In North Carolina Anti-abortion laws in North Carolina are just the tip of the iceberg. Once the new laws take effect, the new North Carol.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

To me, Oldies are anything made before yesterday. Scott Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our September Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the artwork of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich.