The General Assembly is rotten, but Senator Trudy Wade and Representative John Hardister sold out Greensboro. They stripped power from Mayor Nancy Vaughn (reducing her to being able to vote only when the city council has a tie), and they placed the four African American city council members into two districts. Greensboro voters didn't ask for this slimy legislation. Reprehensible.
According to the SSA website (http://www.ssa.gov/), you can earn up to $1,040 per month and still receive Social Security disability. Anything below this amount is not deemed "substantial gainful activity." SSA lets you work so long as your work is not substantial gainful activity. In other words, you can work some, but you can't work much. Anything $1,040 or more per month is too much.
Over a billion people. Social media has redefined out lives. It has made some millions and others billions. It has spawned and ruined relationships. It allows businesses to grow, and it takes people down both criminally and civilly. In many ways, it polices the press and is the most egalitarian form of communication out there. Lawyers use it (but they normally stink at it), and so do other professionals. Many people--myself included--still don't grasp its full potential.