GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The 600,000 tires the Gooferment sunk have come back to be a problem

Local News
Wrightsville Beach renourishment project uncovers hundreds of thousands of tires in the ocean
Posted August 2, 2022 7:47 p.m. EDT Updated August 2, 2022 11:21 p.m. EDT
By Liz McLaughlin, WRAL Climate Change Reporter

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Wrightsville Beach, N.C. — The shrinking shoreline at Wrightsville Beach is in desperate need of sand.

“We can’t get our ocean rescue vehicles from point A to point B in some places, because there’s just not enough beach,” Mayor Darryl Mills said.

Rebuilding that usually happens every three years is behind schedule. Officials said they have faced numerous challenges since the beach was last filled with fresh sand in 2018.

Wrightsville Beach has sourced its sand from nearby Masonboro Inlet since the 1960s, but a new interpretation of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA), dictates that no federal dollars can be used to move sand from a CBRA-protected zone (Masonboro Inlet) to a non-CBRA zone (Wrightsville Beach). Wrightsville Beach’s renourishment is 100% federally-funded, according to local records.

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The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) said it placed more than 600,000 tires off the North Carolina coast in the 1970s and early 1980s, but said it discontinued the practice in 1983.

“We don’t know the exact number of tires that were deployed back then,” said Patricia Smith, the Communications Director for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries. “Basically, the Division just doesn’t have reliable deployment records from that period.”

The artificial reef closest to the potential sand harvest location for Wrightsville Beach is called the Meares Harris Reef, located about 2.5 miles offshore and spanning 649 acres. That site includes other artificial reefs made of concrete pipes and tugboats that serve as fish habitats, but the aging tires are proving to be problematic.

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I guess the artificial reef project wasn’t well thought out.  And the Gooferment only has itself to blame.  Of course, the Taxpayers pay for the mistake.



VETERANS: Gastonia, NC mistreat a homeless vet and his dog is killed; for NOTHING?

Veteran Attacked, His Service Dog Tasered After Angry Woman Wrongly Accused Him of Panhandling
Matt Agorist October 20, 2021

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Gastonia, NC — Joshua Rohrer is an honorably discharged Army veteran who, like tens of thousands of other veterans, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in Afghanistan. As a result of his illness, Rohrer hasn’t been able to hold down a job and is homeless. As panhandling is illegal in the city, Rohrer simply sits on the street and waves to folks as they walk by — which ended last week in a violent encounter with police.

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Huffman explained that after she was tasered, Sunshine took off running and hid in a nearby store.

“[Rohrer] said, ‘My dog! My dog!’” Huffman said. “They took him to the back of the police car and slammed him on the pavement.”

That’s when Conley began filming as more officers arrived on the scene.

“It was really traumatizing,” Conley said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”

When Rohrer bonded out, he told local media that he wasn’t begging for money, despite what the caller said. He was simply sitting there, which is not illegal at all.

“They proceeded to attack me and rough me up and use excessive force what I would consider police brutality,” he said. “I wish that they would have been calm and listen to what I had to say instead of attacking me.”

According to Rohrer’s family, after finding out his dog had been killed, he is not doing well.

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POLITICAL: Revenge is a dish best severed at the next election — RINOs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 64-35 roll call Friday by which the Senate approved the two-year budget and debt deal and sent it to President Barack Obama.

A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the measure.
Voting yes were 44 Democrats, 18 Republicans and 2 independents.
Voting no were 0 Democrats and 35 Republicans.

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Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.;
Ayotte, N.H.;
Barrasso, Wyo.;
Capito, W.V.;
Cochran, Miss.;
Collins, Maine;
Cornyn, Texas;
Graham, S.C.;
Hatch, Utah;
Kirk, Ill.;
McCain, Ariz.;
McConnell, Ky.;
Murkowski, Alaska;
Roberts, Kan.;
Rounds, S.D.;
Thune, S.D.;
Tillis, N.C.;
Wicker, Miss.

Republicans Not Voting
Vitter, La.

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So I guess we know who stuck that dagger into the Taxpayer’s heart and the Republican Voter’s back.

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