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Re: “Disc golf: from tee to target

A horrible picture to depict our sport. These people are labelled hackers and are responsible for 75% of the destruction done to courses. Thank you to whom ever took this picture and thank you to the editor of this article for allowing it to be published. Anyone seeing this photo of disc golf for the fist time just created a stereotype of who disc golfers are. In your next article maybe you can take a picture of a disc golfer smoking some pot.

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Posted by ms10513 on 10/18/2010 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Carrom

Hi all!

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Posted by monica on 02/23/2010 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Campus Y matches students with social activism

Thank you, Matthew, and the Independent Weekly for this well-written, well-researched article about HOPE, the CEF, and other student initiatives being run from the Campus Y. Compared to the 'Homeless Loans' article in the self-proclaimed "Best College Newspaper in the Nation," The Daily Tar Heel, this article shines far above and exceeds the DTH's work in its scholarship, fair and educational presentation of material to a wide audience base, from students to those wanting to get involved with HOPE, the CEF, or the Campus Y in general.

To learn more about HOPE, The Y, or the Community Empowerment Fund Microloan Program, please visit the links below.

http://unc.edu/campusyhope/
http://campus-y.unc.edu/
http://communityempowermentfund.org/

Posted by uncphotographer on 09/17/2009 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Free speech "zones," police crackdowns threaten to muzzle debate

1.) After watching the video of the protesters at Chapel Hill, I have to take sides with the police. While it probably wasn't wise to threaten non-violent students with pepper spray and tazers, the protesters were also in the wrong in their shouting and not allowing the speaker to speak. While I, too, disagree with and am disgusted by Tancredo's views on immigration, a much better course of protest would have seemed to have been a silent protest followed by thought-out, pointed questions.

2.) I will argue time and time again that what happened at the NCSU Free Expression Tunnel was beyond free speech. More important than being an empty threat towards the newly elected President was that it was a threat towards those on campus who are black, a threat which I'm sure created an unnecessarily hostile environment for them. The fact that the culprits got off without even a suspension was truly and utterly disgusting. Their names weren't even revealed, so they couldn't be punished by the humiliation brought upon them by their fellow students. It should also be noted that their hollow apology came two weeks after they were caught. I pray the new Chancellor, whoever the University might select, would exercise better punishment in future cases like this

Posted by Charlie Burnett on 09/11/2009 at 2:12 AM

Re: “Out (or not) and proud

White Rabbit: The first part of this article, where The Chronicle is referenced, is about Duke University.

Posted by Denise, Indy Editorial Web Director on 08/24/2009 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Out (or not) and proud

I believe the name of the NC State newspaper is The Technician, not The Chronicle.

Posted by White Rabbit on 08/24/2009 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Don't sit on your ass—make something happen

@bvanevery Exactly! So that kind of nullifies the whole idea of the Liberal media being more open to free speech than the Right if neither are obligated to provide a platform for free speech then they both are just propaganda machines for their own specific agendas. Which goes back to my initial point; free speech ain't free...

Posted by No Warning Shots Fired on 08/20/2009 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Don't sit on your ass—make something happen

Prior to the internet, speech in the mass media probably wasn't as free. There weren't that many media outlets, even if you include cable TV. When you use a private media outlet, they have no duty to protect your speech. If they do, it's only because they choose to. Only the government is required to uphold free speech, not private persons or companies. Now that we have the internet, even a private person can theoretically reach everybody on the internet with their speech. The major news outlets have realized the power of the internet, and consequently take comments from viewers via the internet, lest their own proselytizing become marginalized.

Posted by bvanevery on 08/20/2009 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Free speech "zones," police crackdowns threaten to muzzle debate

While Thomas Jefferson was serving as Benjamin Franklin's successor as U.S. Minister to France in 1787 and 1788, his friend and long-time Virginia political associate James Madison was keeping him apprised of developments relating to the drafting of a Federal Constitution for the new American republic in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and the ensuing debate over ratification of the Constitution among the various states in the months following the signing of the new plan of government.

Jefferson, writing to Madison from Paris on Dec, 20, 1787, after having received a copy of the new Constitution, commented on a number of features of the document which met his approval, including "the organization of the government into Legislative, Judiciary and Executive." Jefferson also wrote: "I am captivated by the compromise of the opposite claims of the great and little states, of the latter to equal, and the former to proportional influence. I am much pleased too of with the substitution of the method of voting by persons, instead of that of voting by states"...

After making these and other approving comments, Jefferson said: "I will now add what I do not like. First the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly and without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies, the eternal and unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land and not by the law of Nations."

And further: "Lee me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."

In North Carolina, the movement in behalf of an addition of a bill of rights to the new Federal Constitution gained considerable strength between the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia in September 1787 and the covening of North Carolina's state convention at Hillsborough in July 1788 to consider ratification of the Constitution. Indeed, while the politically crucial states of New York and Virginia voted in 1788 to approve ratification of the Constitution (though in Virginia there was a narrow margin of victory for proponents of the new plan, with such figures as Patrick Henry, George Mason and James Monroe voting no), at North Carolina's convention in Hillsborough, which lasted for two weeks in July and August of that pivotal year of 1788, this state's delegates voted to defer ratification of the U.S. Constitution until the addition of a bill of rights could be guaranteed.

When James Madison went to the First U.S. Congress and a Representative from Virginia, he introduced a number of amendments, ten of which won approval for submission to the states, becoming teh basic set of principles now known as the U.S. Bill of Rights. Thus at a second constitutional convention held in Fayetteville in November 1789, North Carolina eventually gave its approval to ratification of the Constitution, with only Rhode Island holding out on the question until 1790.

So if the state of North Carolina, which at that time included a number of the early counties of the future state of Tennessee (1796), made a strong stand in 1788 in favor of a bill of rights to become a permanent feature of the U.S. Constitution, then surely our colleges and universities can honor these legacies of individual rights and liberties as they develop their educational and civic missions for a new century under the Constitution of the United States.

DAVID PROCTOR McKNIGHT

Posted by David McKnight on 08/20/2009 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Free speech "zones," police crackdowns threaten to muzzle debate

Pretty much the ultimate hypocrisy, when activists are demanding their free speech rights so they can deny them to anyone with whom they disagree (and the rights of audience that came to listen to the speaker).

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Posted by Oldtex on 08/20/2009 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Free speech "zones," police crackdowns threaten to muzzle debate

thanks for a well rounded article, I appreciate seeing this type of article in the Indy.

Posted by Jamesb33 on 08/20/2009 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Don't sit on your ass—make something happen

@indy editor. Not sure if allowing a general comment about whether free speech is really free would be a strong indication that the Liberal media allow free speech. Even Rush Limbaugh has to allow some level of disagreement in order to give the illusion of some measure of objectivity. I think my light critique would have even been allowed on a Right Wing comment section if the right wing had been the issue. My point was, everything is subjective based on the opinions of those in control of as you said, private enterprise. One person's critique is another person's attack. But to suggest that the "Liberal Media" are open to free speech but in the same breath talk about the rights of private enterprise, just seems sought of contradictory, Bill O' Reilly No Spin Zone-ish.

Posted by No Warning Shots Fired on 08/19/2009 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Don't sit on your ass—make something happen

@No Warning Shots Fired: the fact that your comment stands should be an indication that the "liberal media" welcomes free speech, albeit as a private enterprise, we do not have to allow ad hominem attacks and we have the right to moderate comments that we deem harmful or unproductive to the conversation. The constitution requires only the government, not private enterprise, to uphold the right to free speech.

Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 08/19/2009 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Don't sit on your ass—make something happen

Has there ever really been a such thing as free speech in the mass media? Even though the Liberals point the finger at the "wicked Right Wing" media they are just as bad. If it doen't fit within the Liberal agenda it will be censored.

If you don't believe it, write even a letter to the editor at a Liberal newspaper that doesn't center around Martin Luther King speeches and distorted revisionist history about black-white coalitions (that didn't work) and see if you get printed. As Ice T once said "Freedom of speech, just watch what you say."

Posted by No Warning Shots Fired on 08/19/2009 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Disc golf: from tee to target

As a dedicated disc golfer, I am thankful for any positive exposure the sport can get. To me, this article was a failed attempt to do so. Great description and facts, but the worst possible photo you could have ever used in my opinion. There are several clubs here in town that you can contact, or just ride by a course, and you could have gained some great pictures of guys and gals enjoying a round. I feel the picture used was very much a disgrace to our growing community, and it would be great for a better spread in the future. This picture makes us look like a bunch of beer guzzling huligans out in the woods, when in fact I have met the best people in Raleigh out on the public courses. I have found every one I come in contact with to be respectful and responsible.

Posted by JimmyS on 02/12/2009 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Disc golf: from tee to target

The Chapel Hill News has followed up with its own article on the same subject: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/sports/story/25191.html with the photo gallery here: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/105/v-pop_gallery/gallery/25192-a25190-t3.html

Posted by oberazzi on 11/13/2008 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Thrift stores

Thrift store hidden treasures 5540 atlantic springs rd in raleigh The last of the real thrift stores. A gold mine with prices so low you would think it's free... http://www.hiddentreasures.com a must see

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Posted by hunter on 09/20/2008 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Durham on 100 bucks a week (or less)

Truly amazing the way you've put this together. You must be a talented person in some respect. Who doesnt love a down to earth person with some brains. People like you are woth envying to some degree. Thanks, i read every last word, though I'll likley never be going to Durham and at the moment I don't even know where it's located if I had to guess, EnglanD?? Doesn't matter. Just thought I'd leave you nice comment beings it is more than deserving. Ok. Bye

Posted by cattytess on 04/25/2008 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Heads up

This is great news for NC. Does anyone know where/when McEwan's Scotch Ale will be available in the Raleigh area? I would appreciate help on this. Thanks.

Posted by Sweet Malt Lover on 11/02/2007 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Twenty-one meals

How could you leave out Blue Martini, Raleigh Wednesdays - Ladies Night $5.00 Martinis and FREE appetizer! Great place

Posted by Alison27608 on 08/24/2007 at 12:59 PM

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