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Re: “Bev Perdue

Thoughtful comments . I loved the analysis , Does anyone know if my assistant might be able to find a fillable a form version to complete ?

Posted by alaineolivo on 02/29/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Doretta L. Walker

If only Ms. Walker would conduct her language in a court room as well written in this article...her views are highly suspect, but they are her views. It's a shame someone holding the seat of judge should be allowed to conduct herself in a court of law with disregards for respect of the position with slang and speech that is of a less educated individual. The court system should be a place of professionalism and pride...not a place of a reality TV personality "wanna be", (excuse the slang phrase, but seemed necessary to exhibit her vocabulary limits) to fill her ego . Hopefully next election cycle will change the downward spiralling display, a mockery to judges everywhere, and Durham will receive a respectful servant "up in here"... I hate phrases like that!

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Posted by RespectTheBench on 10/08/2015 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Brenda L. Cleary

Love this woman!

Posted by butcept on 11/01/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Mark Martin

Issues relating to this policy issue are reasonably likely to be litigated in our courts and, therefore, I am constrained to avoid commenting on this issue.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 3van on 10/27/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

Go Clay Aiken. I wholeheartedly support you on immigration. My great granpa was Cherokee. My granfather, half Cherokee, half white, married twice. His 2nd wife, my step granmom was also part Cherokee. The Cherokee are a dying breed in N.C. There are few Cherokee in N.C. That is why I welcome natives to N.C. be they from Mexico, Central or South America. We need more natives here. It's not right that at every stoplight I come to the majority of faces be white or black. It's not right that only salt-water-immigrants or their descendants say, "yes" and "no" on immigration issues. "Go home and come legally" many people say, but they are ignorant of the fact or don't realize that the only way anyone can come legally from Mexico, Central or South America is that they have to have a lot of money, be rich, own property and be married already and even if you meet the qualifications, they are still denied visas most often. It is very hard to get a Visa to come to the U.S. legally from Latin America, nearly impossible. Latin American Natives can not easily get visas to come legally; many are not doctors or engineers already, as are many muslims coming with degrees, but then Latin American Natives are not suicide bombers either, they do not make planes fall from the sky, do not mean you harm. They are not your enemy. Many are good people and hard workers. Most Latin Americans are Native American ndns and Chrisitans, by God, (just for those of you who are sooo proud of your native roots). I say, "Go Clay Aiken. I'm Chele-Mestizo - white mixed ndn - and you've got my vote".

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Posted by David Lee Yellowmoon on 10/26/2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

Go Clay Aiken. I wholeheartedly support you on immigration. My great granpa was Cherokee. My granfather, half Cherokee, half white, married twice. His 2nd wife, my step granmom was also part Cherokee. The Cherokee are a dying breed in N.C. There are few Cherokee in N.C. That is why I welcome natives to N.C. be they from Mexico, Central or South America. We need more natives here. It's not right that at every stoplight I come to the majority of faces be white or black. It's not right that only salt-water-immigrants or their descendants say, "yes" and "no" on immigration issues. "Go home and come legally" many people say, but they are ignorant of the fact or don't realize that the only way anyone can come legally from Mexico, Central or South America is that they have to have a lot of money, be rich, own property and be married already and even if you meet the qualifications, they are still denied visas most often. It is very hard to get a Visa to come to the U.S. legally from Latin America, nearly impossible. Latin American Natives can not easily get visas to come legally; many are not doctors or engineers already as are many muslims coming with degrees, but Latin American Natives are not suicide bombers either, do not make planes fall from the sky, do not mean you harm. They are not your enemy. Most are Native American ndns and Chrisitans, by God, just for those of you who are sooo proud of your native roots. I say, "Go Clay Aiken. I'm Chele-Mestizo - white mixed ndn - and you've got my vote".

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Posted by David Lee Yellowmoon on 10/26/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

Go Clay Aiken. I wholeheartedly support you on immigration.

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Posted by David Lee Yellowmoon on 10/26/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Pat Evans

I meet Pat Evans today and I really loved her spirit. Renee from columbus, ga

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Posted by Dixie Powell-Mitchell on 10/04/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Laura Fjeld

Laura Fjeld's conduct as UNC General Administration general counsel is irrelevant. What she does as an attorney may or may not represent her actual position on any subject but it is her job to to argue as directed by the UNC President, his/her designees and the UNC Board of Governors. So, as such, your statement is an argumentum ad hominum tu quoque attack and fallacious (and should be removed by the moderator).

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Posted by CarolinaCalling on 04/24/2014 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Clay Aiken

Clay is extremely intelligent and he has the knowledge and willingness that he will use when he gets to Congress!

Thank you for the endorsement and wonderful interview!!! I sorry that I don't live in NC so I could cast my vote for this wonderful, caring young man.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Judy Lautenschleger on 04/23/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Keith Crisco

Ask him about all the jobs he has outsourced to 3rd world countries if he's so concerned about job creation in NC.

Posted by Michelle Noway on 04/23/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

/\/\r. Aiken is one of the lo\/ing and li\/ing fro/\/\ his heart /\/\en i know out there and all who do know hi/\/\ fell the sa/\/\e as i do and he will do his best being a (ongress/\/\an just as he done all his life ,

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Lisa Roth on 04/23/2014 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

I think Clay's answers were very informative and intelligent. He isn't saying he can solve all these problems himself he is saying that both parties should stop bickering and come up with solutions together. He is also stating firmly which things need changing.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Molly Rogers on 04/23/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Mark Marcoplos

Fantastic responses from Mark Marcoplos. I completely endorse his stands on the issues, his bravery to tackle the long hard issues and to be willing to try new approaches to age old problems. He's got my Vote!
Miriam Lieberman

Posted by miriam.lieberman.942 on 04/23/2014 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Laura Fjeld

Dear "True Dem"

Laura got married and changed her name to Fjeld a few years ago. She's been registered as a Democrat since the 70s. You are aware of this, yet keep making accusations you know are not true, which is disgraceful. Mr Davis once ran an independent to help defeat a Democratic candidate by splitting the vote. He brags about running for Congress at the request of Howard Coble. He's only running so that Fjeld can't save her money for the general. Has he paid his taxes yet? Have fun on May 6th. Your fake campaign will be over and the real Democrat will be the nominee.

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Posted by Truth Teller on 04/23/2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

I'm stunned that Mr. Aiken got the Indy's endorsement with such vague, feel-good answers. I mean, just look at that non-answer answer to the first question.

How is he going to 'take on' the dysfunction? How is he going to break the gridlock? He basically says that he won't be able to accomplish anything unless Congress starts to work together... but HOW is he going to accomplish this? Why does he think he will be more successful at this? Besides, a lot of the paralysis is due to the Republican party refusing to budge, so is Clay proposing that Democrats cave into Republican demands? If he is just calling for some sort of 'feel-good' emotion to pour from him to change the hearts and minds of the obstructionists?

His "answer" is full of non-specific platitudes that tell me nothing about how he will accomplish this cooperation between parties - and what if that doesn't work. It hasn't for the past few years. Then what?

12 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by luckyducky on 04/23/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken

You are a worse politician than you are a hack singer

8 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by Jamie D. Lowe on 04/23/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Laura Fjeld

According to NC State Board of Elections MS. Laura Fjeld Registered as a Democrat in 2012 and has not voting record beyond 2012. how can we elect someone with such a thin record to represent District 6, we need an experience candidate to stand up for the princples True Democrats believe in

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by True Dem on 04/23/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Laura Fjeld

Laura Fjeld's says she is for increasing Veteran services, but in 2012 as General Counsel for the UNC system, she failed to grant service members in state tution rates to attend state universities, while serving in the Military. I wish these so call fresh new candidates would stop reading from the old hand book of telling the people what they want to hear instead of how they truly feel.

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Posted by True Dem on 04/23/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Ola M. Lewis

" I believe marijuana is a gateway drug to substance abuse. "

Really? Would that be because there appears to be high correlation between the use of marijuana, and later 'hard' drug use? If so then by that logic, wouldn't you be forced to agree that a substance with a much higher correlation than cannabis, a substance that more people use more of, for longer, well before problem drug use must indicate it is even more likely to be the actual 'gateway' ?

One which logically would have to have a 100% correlation, as every single last one of those who later exhibit drug-abuse issues first inhaled a steady diet of this substance. A substance whose overdose can result in central nervous system toxicity manifesting as symptoms such as visual changes (especially tunnel vision), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), nausea, twitching (especially of the face), irritability (personality changes, anxiety, confusion, etc.), and dizziness. This may be followed by a tonic–clonic seizure consisting of two phases: intense muscle contraction occurs for several seconds (tonic); followed by rapid spasms of alternate muscle relaxation and contraction producing convulsive jerking (clonic). The seizure ends with a period of unconsciousness (the postictal state). Sudden withdrawal from this substance invariably results in death for 100% of users, a much higher rate than for chronic alcoholics, as an example.

Oxygen.

Stick THAT in your pipe, and smoke it!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Stephen Weber on 04/23/2014 at 12:14 PM

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