Not just tax revenue, but questions like which state has jurisdiction if a crime is committed, etc.
Love this. So well said!!!
I saw The Drowsy Caperone on Tuesday and loved it so much that I went back to see it again on Wednesday. Kudos to Clay, Beth and everyone involved in this wonderful production.
Regarding: A Pint for Oscar
Dear Bill Kirk,
I’m not surprised to read that you remember the night you got your Oscar. Most people do. I always bring it along when I screen a film or give a presentation to share it with the audience. Hundreds of thousands of people have held it all over the world. I suspect we were returning from a screening at UNC or Duke the night we stopped in at Spanky’s.
I have a few comments and corrections I hope you will welcome. For starters, the bronze plaque which is attached to the Oscar is screwed on, not glued on.
Of the trio of women you met, only I was one of the “winners”. The other “winner” is David Kasper, though I believe the biggest winners are the American public and the people of Panama.
Let me clarify what the film is about. The Panama Deception reveals the untold story of the 1989 US invasion of Panama, the events which led to it, the excessive force used, the enormity of the death and destruction and the devastating aftermath. It sheds light on the true motivation for the invasion and explains how and why the mainstream media collaborated with the US government to censor information and deceive the public. It is a poignant and alarming reflection of the government deception, media misinformation, war for profit and ideological fanaticism that eerily repeats itself today.
I’m not sure what you meant by “left-wing radical filmmakers”. Speaking truth to power is surely radical. Media, including The NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and other influential papers initially supported the war. In the end they printed praises for our film’s ability to ‘deal with the explanations for the military intervention singly and devastatingly.’ What is radical is that they eventually acknowledged that they had behaved as propagandists for the government, a policy that continues today.
By the way, it used to cost $300 to return each Oscar to The Academy en-route to R.S. Owens foundry in Chicago to have the Oscar repaired and re-gilded, which we have done twice with each of our Oscars. The Academy told me today it would be $1,500, not counting repairs (Some people drop it), which means I may never be able to spiff it up again. How sad. I like to let people hold it, but I also like for them to hold something that still resembles an Oscar
I hope you come and introduce yourself this Mothers Day, May 12th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The Station in Carrboro, where the Oscar will be meeting and greeting along with David and I at the Big Boss Brewing Company’s Elderberry Cask Party. Donations will go to Empowerment Project and Old Oak Homestead. Bring your camera. I’ll buy you a drink.
The Panama Deception
Our restaurant reviews are intentionally focused on highly anticipated, newly opened locations, as suggested by the column name: First Bite. As there are roughly 2,000+ restaurants in the Triangle area, this is helpful in limiting the scope. If the experience is overall unsatisfactory, we may return six months later for a second review.
What I get for doing this on my cell phone...
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That information is not online but came from the Department of Public Safety.
The two tributes to George Jones are brilliant insightful writings by two accomplished musicians. Certainly we are warned of the humiliations that can come from fame, others knowing too much about your business, by the lives of people like George Jones, whose business is their lives, and what they have to sell.
Some of us survive and just to be spiteful. Others end up walking around like demigods looking down quietly and kindly.
Sounds like Georges Jones was in the latter category.
I admit that some of my note here is informed by being close enough to watch Mr,Jones backstage as the electrician on a show in the Greensboro Auditorium. I am grateful to know both Mr. Howie, and Mr. Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell is on the road to having his own magazine, and or a show on VICE.
Apparently no livestock were kept on that inherited farm.
the best ..and i am a greek ...
This may seem picky but in the Krakenfest write-up, there is a geographical error. Hwy 54 runs from Carrboro to Saxapahaw and then Graham but never to Pittsboro. Pittsboro is off 15-501 or Hwy 64. Thanks.
FYI, the Associated Press interviewed the Rev. Barber today. He confirmed that the "Moral Monday" protests will continue, with the next one coming in four days, May 13: http://www.wral.com/nc-naacp-says-monday-d…
This food critic should do a simple thing as research before going to a restaurant. The dough was not "yeasty" enough for you? They don't use yeast!
If you wanted a large "yeasty" pie to feed the table and have left overs... you should visit Vinny's. You will get all the partially raw, overloaded with sauce, and yeasty dough you would ever want to eat.
And I can't agree more about the comments of visiting on Last Friday. And a few times before that. Nice, so your visits were all during the first 50 days of operation.
Very unprofessional on your part to rip apart a brand new business without giving them time to train staff and work out the bugs and menu.
Thank you! I am raising two of these and now I'm thinking I should have gotten more:)
Why does downtown Durham shut down so early?
If you love comic books, come to Ultimate. They have an incredible selection and a staff that not only loves to read comics, but love to share them with readers new and established. The store is incredibly nice and and their events are legend!
Could you please provide the links on the NC Dept of Public Safety page that justify your telephone calling rate claims? I found contradictory information. First, it appears that inmate telephone calls are limited to ten (10) minutes, thereby making fifteen (15) phone calls very unlikely. Source: NC Division of Prisons, Policy & Procedures, Chapter D, Section .0800, http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/policy_proc…. Second, the only rate information I could find online concerned the fees that families are charged to setup prepay accounts with Global Tel*Link. Source: https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,….
hilrant here digging "sparrow " by the kicking grass band-check em' out now
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