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Re: “UNC Students Walk Out in Inauguration Protest

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Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

I've been to the last 2 NC ComiCons in Durham. It's a great event, but the panels are kind of a weak spot for me. I would have considered checking out NC ComiCon Oak City but it's the same weekend as the Anime Magic film festival at the Carolina Theater in Durham. Maybe next year.

Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 01/18/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Price Going to Inaguration, But Will Wear 'Symbol' on Lapel

Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear one?

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Posted by Dolly Butler on 01/18/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

Also, don't miss Illogicon this weekend http://illogicon.org/ - it's another great fan event!

Posted by Mike S Broder on 01/12/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

I'm excited for http://raleighsupercon.com, but i mean I'm always excited for NC Comicon too lol! no reason to pick one, go to them all =D!

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Posted by Way P Stark on 01/12/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem to believe employers are fiercely determined to pay women less than men for the same work.

Yet they also seem to think employers' prime modus operandi is greed. ("Corporate greed" is perhaps one of the Left's most salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.

So why do these same feminist activists and women's advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...." https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/ihsreportdownload.pdf?cm_mmc=AAMC-_-ScientificAffairs-_-PDF-_-ihsreport

In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejkas 2005 survey. ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks." http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/

"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable" http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf

From:

"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

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Posted by MaleMatters on 01/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

No, these benefits would apply to any pregnant person, even if they were single of a man. Your premise is nonsensical. Covering a medical condition that only occurs in a limited number of the population is in no way discriminatory against those who do have to deal with that condition.

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Posted by vidvis on 01/12/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Well there's a reason for this. Per the GAO, women work fewer and more flexible hours, doing less quantitative and mathematical work, and work in far safer jobs. They also are more likely to take time off for personal business.

Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.

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Posted by Edward Teach on 01/11/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “N.C. Senate Tries, Again, to Shut Down Wright School in Durham

WALTER WEBB
VETERAN AFFAIRS PROGRAM
(FORMER) JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELOR
JANUARY 2017

RE: MENTAL DISORDER AT EARLY AGE WITH EMOTIONAL, DISORDER, RE-EDUCATIONAL, FINANCIAL, AND
PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN MEANS IS A NORTH CAROLINA SENATE ISSUE IN ALL OF 2016.

VETERAN AFFAIRS WARRIORS OF WALL STREET INVESTORS : AVALON JUVENILE CORRECTION(CITY) ON
WALL STREET IS NOT FAR UNDER $100,000 DOLLARS A SHARE.

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Posted by FREELANCEWRITER on 01/11/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “SCOTUS Grants Emergency Stay For 2017 Special Elections

Forget voter fraud as the problem; what is the point of voting at all with judges and legislators in the way of fair, equitable districts?

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Posted by Glenn Maughan on 01/11/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

It will be interesting to see where the "protest" theme goes. Will they be collaborating with local protest groups like Durham in Defiance, Beyond Policing, or SURJ, to see what progress could be made on issues that are important to local activists? Or defining "protest" in a different way to avoid engaging with controversial issues?

Posted by Daniel Stark on 01/10/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Passengers Proves a Bad Ending Can Ruin an Otherwise Good Movie

I dont know what why all the complaints about the ending. Its not horrible and its the most obvious ending - but it would have been much better and more interesting if Sean's suggestions were followed about their children and screen shots from their life.

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Posted by Helena Hayes on 01/07/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Second Video Emerges From Yesterday's Rolesville High School Incident

It seems all over the United States of America that Black children when ever cops encounter them for any reason, the behaviour of the cops are always abusive. Why so much savagery against our children?

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Posted by Patrick Metz on 01/05/2017 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Durham Human Relations Commission: Create a Civilian Oversight Board for the Jail, Eliminate Cash Bail

are we prisoners also of this system that serves the few?

Posted by Glenn Maughan on 01/02/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The "legacy" of TRON is real: Looking back at a ground-breaking movie

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Posted by AnamZara on 12/29/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Passengers Proves a Bad Ending Can Ruin an Otherwise Good Movie

hardly a disaster, don't be over critical. It is a great movie but I agree that the ending was disappointing. But it certainly didn't ruin the whole movie for me. I imagined their children being there to greet the passengers when they awoke with perhaps some screen shots from their life for the past 88 years on the ship.

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Posted by Sean Higgins on 12/23/2016 at 5:44 AM

Re: “What the Hell Happened at the General Assembly Yesterday?

Berger is great at posturing. He teed up the perfect smokescreen- that Democrats voted NOT to repeal HB2- and he knocked it out of the park, then feigning shock and horror at what the evil Democrats have done.

It was a nasty trick- separating the bill- to force Democrats not to sign. What good is repealing HB2 if the other half of the bill says no anti-discrimination legislation can be passed for a year/indefinitely? He tied the Democrats hands and then had the nerve to call them untrustworthy.

Like I said back in March, the Ds walking out on the HB2 bill in protest would come back to haunt them. It's now part of the narrative Berger had conveniently ready to publish last night immediately after session.

But in a post-truth society, a good headline is all that matters, right? Thanks to the Indy for not running with "Dems vote No to Repeal Hb2".

I sincerely hope we see the last of Berger, Newton, and many others in NCGA very soon. If anyone wanted proof that politicians are liars and power grabbers, they need look no further than the above.

On a happier note, Senators Bryant, Jackson, Chouhuri, McKissick and Blue distinguished themselves once again as leaders with integrity and courage.

The entire NCGA is not a lost cause .

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Posted by Cristel Gutschenritter Orrand on 12/22/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “What the Hell Happened at the General Assembly Yesterday?

"But people want us to work together."

Mr. Cooper, you may want to do some polling to see if that's really what the majority of North Carolinians want. I, for one, don't want you to work together with the Republicans in the legislature. I want your every move to be focused on getting rid of their supermajority in 2017. If that had been the case, you never wouldn't brokered that atrocious deal with Charlotte City Council and we'd all be in a better place today.

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Posted by Erik Landfried on 12/22/2016 at 11:57 AM

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