posted on November 14, 2012 11:29
Pardon me for plugging an old friend, but you should check out what’s happening at the Research Triangle Park under new President & CEO Bob Geolas.
Last week, the Park rolled out its new master plan. It envisions more urban-type centers to complement the consummate campus setting. New companies, new talent and new minds need new digs.
This week, Geolas and his team set out on a “Pathways to Opportunity” tour, stopping at more than 20 places from one end of North Carolina to the other. The goal is to reconnect RTP with the state. That is its founding mission – to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians. Guess what? It worked.
Geolas believes it’s time to reaffirm that mission, time to reach out across the state. And time to work together to keep North Carolina on the leading edge of global economic growth and innovation.
RTP is totally private-sector. Like all of us, it depends on government for transportation, water-sewer and education. But RTP itself gets no money from government.
This is a tour all North Carolinians should get on.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:44 PM
When you go the site you posted, there are a number of different things for people to put their thoughts and proposals for. But, unless I missed it, there weren't any responses shown. "How can we do this"...."How can we do that" kinda questions.
With my nature being "suspicious", I wonder what the responses are. And, I wonder...even if this is not something that is government-led and so forth, is this actually a project that gives people avenues to take within government to "gain opportunity"?
Again...coming from Gary Pearce and knowing his political leanings and knowing his beliefs with regard to the "progressive movement" and so forth, I have to wonder what this actually is...truly.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:28 AM
Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds just 33% support repealing the LAW.
It is law of the land. Changes will be made to improve but repeal=no Mitto.
For decades, polls showed, consistently, that 70% wanted
to stop rapid rise in health care costs.
Monday, November 19, 2012 6:10 PM
Obamacare isn't going to stop rising health care costs. If you believe that...well, you know the phrase.
Rising health care costs come from greedy pharma and from totally excessive costs from health care providers. THAT'S where the government's efforts should be put.
Ever seen what they charge for Tylanol if you're in the hospital? You wouldn't believe the cost of an ice pack for a swollen knee at a rehab center. THIS is where our health insurance costs have suffered...with absolutely no help from government. The reason is because big pharma and doctor's associations and big hospital centers contribute HUGE amounts to the very people that could actually work to keep these costs down in the first place.
And, that's on BOTH sides of the political aisle.