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RSVP today for Febuary 27 luncheon on the Duke coal ash disaster

Coal ashThe event details were only finalized the day of the “snowpocalypse,” so you may have missed the announcement, but seats are already going fast for the next NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon: “Duke’s Dan River coal ash disaster: What happened? How big is the problem? What’s next?”

The event will feature two of the state’s leading experts on the subject: former state regulator Amy Adams of the group Appalachian Voices and current state lawmaker, Rep. Pricey Harrison. Don’t miss this chance to get up to speed on one of the biggest and most important stories in North Carolina thus far in 2014.

Click here for more information.

Amy Adams of the group Appalachian Voices and State Rep. Pricey Harrison – See more at: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/02/12/crucial-conversation-dukes-dan-river-coal-ash-disaster-what-happened-how-big-is-the-problem-whats-next/#sthash.x6Eyyz0u.dpuf

6 Comments


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    February 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    My RSVP = Not attending.

  2. Alan

    February 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Your insightful, thoughtful inputs will be badly missed.

  3. ML

    February 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called “Dark Tetrad”: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).

    It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

    Overall, the authors found that the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest, and that indeed, sadists appear to troll because they find it pleasurable. “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others.”

    http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/internet-trolls-sadists-psychopaths-lulz

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    February 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

    As will yours Alan, not. But it is good you have earned your pay today by commenting directly after me as usual. You Alan/ML are quite the paid policy watch troll, bravo!

  5. Alan

    February 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Poor LSD still obsessing about who’s really who… it’s so sad. Again, the right-wing trolls seem to have no concept of reflection.

    It would be intersting to see the correlation of IQ and troll behaviour.

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    February 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Yeah, I guess you have set up a whole RSS feed to be sure to comment behind me. Quite the radical left troll. You get paid by the comment or word? I will try to keep commenting so you get a good bonus check this month since I was not around much for a few weeks. I would hate for you to not be able to afford our obamacare.

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