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Re: “N.C. Representative Larry Pittman Calls Abraham Lincoln the “Same Sort [of] Tyrant” as Hitler and We Are Not Even Making That Up

The Confederates fired the first shot at Fort Sumpter. Jefferson Davis is responsible for 800,000 deaths.

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Posted by Blatantone on 04/12/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

It's valid to ask how did the price tag get to $3.3B, but the more important question is how much more will it grow.

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Posted by ct on 04/12/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “The N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association Says Craft Brewers Can’t Handle Their Taxes, Shouldn’t Be Able to Distribute Their Own Beer

Yes, bad reporting. This publication should not take the word of an association, do their own digging and come up with its own point of view and facts.

Posted by Andrew 2 on 04/12/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

Radical Christian Terrorism. Pittman spews hate when making laws. I blame him for his son's suicide. I am sure pittman did not approve of his son's interest in atheism and same-sex marriage.

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Posted by Hunter Davis on 04/12/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “N.C. Representative Larry Pittman Calls Abraham Lincoln the “Same Sort [of] Tyrant” as Hitler and We Are Not Even Making That Up

"We have reached out to Pittmans office seeking his resignation but have not yet heard back."

FTFY

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Posted by MichyMitch on 04/12/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Thanks for Calling Durham Hip, Vogue. Please Don’t Ruin It for Us.

Whoa, Sarah, are you too young to understand the meaning of "hip"? What's your point and what's your real bitch here? What's wrong with Durham getting the attention it so craves?

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 04/12/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

This project is a joke and shouldn't even continue to be considered. We don't need a rail system to run people from Duke to UNC, not to mention the environmental impact. This project, totally supported and pushed by Steve Schewel, will hopefully keep him from winning the Mayoral seat. We don't need our taxes paying for a socialist initiative.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 04/12/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Thanks to Congress, Telecoms Can Now Mine Your Browser History for Fun and Profit (Mostly Profit)

Clearly this is a tactic to control the lives of the general masses by monitoring each and every activity of their life. The only way to prevent them from getting insights into our daily life is to encrypt our home network through a VPN services such as PureVPN.

Posted by JenniferHudson on 04/12/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

You left out the biggest cost overrun - GoTriangle added $935 million in debt which in turn added over $900 million in interest - all payable by Orange and Durham. So the net effect is instead of 25% of $1.4 billion, local citizens will be paying 55% of $3.3 billion - or $1.9 billion.

The Durham-Wake Commuter Rail is NOT funded. Neither is the MLK BRT in Chapel Hill. Oh and planned bus hour expansions have been cut.

So if you cannot afford to live along the corridor and you're not going to Durham or UNC, you'll need a car.

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 04/12/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Ominous Growth.

this illustrator seems confused as to his admission

Posted by Ron J Belin on 04/12/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Ominous Growth.

...A RED ONE

Posted by Ron J Belin on 04/12/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Ominous Growth.

its an idexes, the molecular growth, in extention toward a 'danger' admission.?

Posted by Ron J Belin on 04/12/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

Additional questions are:
1) What does this cost increase do to other transit needs and over how long a period of time?
2) What is the current monthly cash burn rate on a project that is less than certain on a number of funding fronts, and at that rate what is the loss if the Feds or state do not come through?
3) Is this project still worth it?

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Posted by where's the beef? on 04/12/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Ominous Growth.

why ominous, and why this indicator's signage for tumerous association.?

Posted by Ron J Belin on 04/12/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Seeking Embarrassment, Republican Representatives Introduce Bill to Make Gay Marriage Illegal Again

And don't forget that if you discover your wife is not a virgin on your wedding night God commands you to kill her immediately!!

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Posted by Arthur B Raleigh on 04/12/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “The N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association Says Craft Brewers Can’t Handle Their Taxes, Shouldn’t Be Able to Distribute Their Own Beer

Yes - this bill does put distribution jobs at risk. Of course, any time there is an artificial restriction on services, restrictions may exist for some related areas, and expansions may exist for other related areas. In the case of beer distribution, with the existing artificial limit of 25k barrels for self-distribution, wholesalers benefit when brewers exceed that limit. Brewers are harmed as they either restrict their production, or pay significant fees to the wholesalers.

By raising that limit to 200k, brewers will self-distribute if it is financially to their advantage. This means the wholesalers who charge excessive fees will lose business. Yay capitalism - it can work.

RE: "they don't pay their taxes" - I'd be interested to see how many of the larger craft brewers are in that list. My guess is a majority of the craft brewers that are out of compliance are the very small, very new brewers still getting their feet wet with taxes, paperwork, and bureaucracy. The tax argument is bogus.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 04/12/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “April 5 Crossword

Where is the crossword for April 12th>

Posted by cbdean on 04/12/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Seeking Embarrassment, Republican Representatives Introduce Bill to Make Gay Marriage Illegal Again

Lets not forget Numbers Chapter 5: 11-31. Abortion in the Bible. Who would have thought?

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Posted by Raleigh Guy on 04/12/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Forgiving is not forgetting in Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden

I'm wondering why Dorfman specifically chose the Death and the Maiden quartet - deriving from the song Der Tod und das Maedchen? Perhaps a direct metaphor to Paulina and Roberto, or something else?

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Posted by trishmapow on 04/12/2017 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Seeking Embarrassment, Republican Representatives Introduce Bill to Make Gay Marriage Illegal Again

Let's pick and choose... The "Good Book" guide explicitly forbids the following - (Tattoos-Leviticus 19:28,) (Eating Red meat-Leviticus 3:17,) (Divorce-1 Corinthians 7:10-11,) (Hair cuts, beard shaving-Leviticus 19:27,) (Working Sat. or Sun. -Exodus 31:14 15,) (Wearing blended fabrics--Leviticus 19:19,) (Reading the Inquirer etc.-Leviticus 19:16,) (Women speaking/singing in church-1 Corinthians 14:34,) (Touching the 'ol pigskin football-Leviticus 11:7,) annnnd for all you southern teens... (premarital sexx.)

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Posted by Jet Gardner on 04/11/2017 at 11:38 PM

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