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Re: “Oakwood Inn owners announce plans to close

welcome to capitalism.

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Posted by Greg Adams on 04/20/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “In the final years of her life, a Chapel Hill teacher-turned-lawyer uses lessons learned from R.E.M. to leave an impact

I love your story and concerned of a great person's soul. I have to ask if you believe that Jesus is your Saviour and has died for our sins. Say the prayer if you believe and you will be saved to go to Heaven! I am also changing careers at 51 into teaching. I'd like to go into law for education as well but I don't know about how much time I have left either. I believe that Jesus has died for my sins and He is the Son of God who will come again. I pray that you find Him! Much love to a very kind spirit!

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Posted by Regan Murphy on 04/19/2015 at 9:58 PM

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

I understand the Stanly News and Press publishing an article about the death in a public park, the Indy Week commentary is wildly inappropriate.

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Posted by Mark Plemmons on 04/19/2015 at 7:03 PM

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

Miss Porter has taken the opportunity at a time of a man's grieving to place her spin on politics. She has insinuated correlations where there are none and inferred things that have nothing to do with reporting on any journalistic basis. She has done everything but report the facts--what she is suppose to do. There is a time and there is a place for everything. Miss Porter does not know her time or her place nor does she know her job.

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Posted by sense on 04/19/2015 at 7:01 PM

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

@Donald: You forgot to include Fort Hood in your list.

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Posted by Simon on 04/19/2015 at 4:50 PM

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

As a former Journo, may I recommend the writer remember the job of the Fourth Estate is to report news without bias, relying on facts, sources, reason, logic, and empirical data. There is not room for emption, nor opinion, unless you offer a prior disclaimer identifying yourself or your medium as an opinionated writer, an Op-ed, or news program; such as those found on FOX, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, et al.
I say this because of the eighth paragraph intro: "Not surprisingly, . . .". That the Representative submitted bills, vocalised support, and voted for gun rights legislation does not equate one being against Same-Sex marriage. Even with the late-son's Facebook post, mentioned later in the paragraph, there is no direct association between Rep. Pittman's stance on gun control and gay marriage (notwithstanding that he opposes the institution) relating to this article. You, or your editorial board, injected this personal bias, Gay marriage has nothing to do with this sad event. I am not championing for, nor against, it and I merely want to try and refresh your journalistic integrity and the lessons you learned before becoming a staff writer. Save opinions for the opinion section, have a separate blog voicing your stance, or whatever vehicle you feel fitting. Report the facts as they happened and only draw a correlation when one exists. Good Day.

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Posted by Simon on 04/19/2015 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Dynamic Community Charter School is rallying parents and lobbying lawmakers. But should its model of segregating special-needs kids even be allowed to exist?

No need to use a word like "segregation" when describing separate schools for children with disabilities. Also, I agree with the comments above: Parents should have a choice. It's not fair for an outsider to determine whether or not separate education for children with disabilities works. The NC public school system is the WORST, so if they want to revoke a charter, it's probably a sign that the charter's doing something right.

Why didn't you write an article about the problems with the NC public school system??

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Posted by Carolyn Nicole on 04/19/2015 at 10:15 AM

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

To: "Thomas James Heelis" and "ProudlyUnaffiliated"
Only Monarchists and Fascists are anti guns!
Leftists policy countries are all conscripts with "his and hers military high power machine guns leaning against the walls of their flats" alike Switzerland. To be anti guns in the policy context of public defense response by the people as leftists would be deader with authorities than "democratic protest in Tiananmen square" and just as dead for leftists in other countries !!!

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Posted by Samuel Marchant on 04/18/2015 at 10:28 PM

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

My younger brother took a header from the seventh floor, so I guess we shouldn't build buildings taller than 6 floors? I pity a generation that has lost its bearing. Up is down, down is up. This 'column' should not be in the "News" section. Disgusted.

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Posted by dvberwyn on 04/18/2015 at 8:39 PM

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

This is a typical leftist reaction to any crime or tragedy involving a gun-- blame the gun by inference and politicize it all to show reverence and support for more gun control/confiscation. This time, the gun-loathing left took a swipe at a politician who supports gun rights with a tragic death in his family. Oh joy, how we love to exploit the blood of others to ridicule our political enemies!

Yes, as many have already pointed out, this is sickening. But this latest expression of totalitarian leftist evil is so standard, so expected, so boilerplate. It will happen again and again because their hate is pervasive and never lets up.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/18/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

@ Dude-- as an FYI, I like all vagina-having personages (except The Hillary).

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/18/2015 at 12:48 PM

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

I freelance for three western newspapers, and I can tell you that those editors wouldn't have accepted this kind of story for their paper, and probably wouldn't have allowed me to write for them again.

The inclusion of one sentence connecting the young man to his father would have sufficed and let the readers decide how important that part of the story was.

If this is a true blog, separated from hard news in some way, then this kind of subjective writing makes more sense. But if this newspaper is trying to pass this off as journalism .....

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Posted by Farid Rushdi on 04/18/2015 at 12:47 PM

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

No one here who is criticizing the writer of this article actually cares one bit about the life of this person or his family. As they strive for a more violent world, they see tragic deaths such as this one as collateral damage, the price of freedom. So when they come here shouting names at Jane Porter or Sarah Green, just know that they are being purely disingenuous. They have no reverence whatsoever for human life. They would rather see people die than merely consider looking into ways to prevent it.

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Posted by Hepstyle on 04/18/2015 at 8:22 AM

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

Typical liberal reaction. Take a tragedy and cast it into a political context. Jane, you are a reprehensible human being. Everyone who has told you that you were a disappointment to them was right.

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Posted by Mike Moore on 04/18/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Movie review: Birdman soars despite some turbulence

this movie was the worse movie ever, thank god I only paid 1.00 I will tell everyone I know to stay clear why do they hip them up as good when the movie was depressing badly done and we fell asleep it was a total waste of time .

Posted by Tamela Stoeckel on 04/18/2015 at 1:41 AM

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

Pittman is simply crazy, demented, deranged! No other explanation needed. Perhaps he should stop and reflect on what he could have done to help his son.

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Posted by wafranklin on 04/17/2015 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Do me, Raleigh: WakeUP Wake’s City Livability Tour this Saturday

empty, malicious sham of a governor and human. can't fall hard enough to please me.

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Posted by Zachary Corsa on 04/17/2015 at 11:23 PM

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

Pittman is beyond understanding.

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Posted by Charlie McKeon Jr on 04/17/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

Dude, not sure what you're talking about. Could you show me a "liberal chick" on this thread?

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Posted by David Klein on 04/17/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

Whoah, Dude, are you serious? Even the liberal chicks on the thread condemn him for being a poseur? Point made! You must feel incredibly victorious.

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Posted by David Klein on 04/17/2015 at 5:31 PM

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