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Re: “That Ryan Adams has a poetry book says a lot about us ... and too much about him

greatsuns or what have her sentiments on poetry/lyrics provided them wiylth= neither of these two GET so cannot appreciate that their " modern devices" are simply allcthey could fond:: know why that might be- both of these usrless critics have never found the ability to write.ron belin/ author of 94% of the entire array of adams' albums lyrics( not compositions)-i haven't tried the poetry specifically though i know from universally broadcast response to ryan adams show music that it is absolutely what the doctors ordered.

AND.yes, ryan does cheat for the stories w/ near genius instrumentation and applied iambic presentation; no the storylines didn't win the fans over ..not singularly..but in the sense these 3 dorks try to portray against that intellect, except for their 'follow the bouncing ball' mentalities they would not listen or read ryan adams , period. THEIR LOSS= STUPID CRITIQUE RON BELIN ( javaron) wlgj36

Posted by Ron J Belin on 02/20/2017 at 2:21 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Checkout the #NotOurDuke campaign. Some alumni are also putting their money where their mouth is.

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Posted by Myra Shah on 02/20/2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Superb letter - says everything it needs to say! Perhaps it will start him thinking. What's happening in DC, in the White House and in the Republican Senate and Congress is appalling, frightening and sickening. They are so evil, so determined to destroy us, to starve hungry children, to take away our insurance, to make the old suffer even more than they are suffering already and to kill millions of us.

Again, superb letter! So impressive, compassionate and decent.

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Posted by Pamela J on 02/19/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

KAYT and RBECK, what do you think the second amendment is? Why are you guys talking about the second amendment?

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Posted by SaltedBAE on 02/19/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Kayt, Fortunatly you are in the minority, there are more of us, millions more, than there are of you. Most of us celebrate diversity and the reasons that people come from all over the globe to join us in our freedom.

Through a fluke, #45 won the election by about 80,000 votes. He lost it by more than 3,000,000. If we are allowed to have free elections on 2018 we will squash the Conservative social policies your ilk are trying to enact and begin the process of putting fairness and equality back into our everyday lives. If we are still allowed to have free elections in 2020 we will elect a powerful (hopefully female) President to help us show ourselves and the world that we are not a unhinged country of racist, homophobic bigots that is intent on beconimg the next Third Reich.

You are not in any way a victim of freedom, you crave it to be squashed fir all other than yourselves while we crave it for all.

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Posted by human being on 02/19/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

It's a blue devil, not a devil. The Blue Devils are named after the mascot of a military group in WWI.

As to 2nd amendment, the university has nothing to do with this letter. It was written by fellow classmates and signed by several thousand fellow alumni all exercising our own right to free speech. No one has muzzled him, we disagree with him. While he was a student at Duke he had several platforms that he hand his white supremacist buddy who held the Nebo-Nazi rally in DC last year used to freely voice their views. These ewe really the Duke Chronicle, the student newspaper and the conservative club.

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Posted by RBeck on 02/19/2017 at 7:52 PM

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

Best ending should have been:

Aurora got really hurt by projectile (in movie it hit her arm). It should have done massive damage to body causing fatal bleeding.
Jim hurt by that plasma going through the tunnel but he is ok.
Aurora saves him like she did but after catching him and pulling him close to her, goes unconscious due to blood loss. She is near death.
Jim carries her to healing chamber. Puts her inside. Computer informs 100% chance to save Aurora.
Camera should be on Jim's face before he presses O.K. button to start healing.
His face expression should be like he discovered something ( the option to put Aurora to sleep). His eye become a little watery, we hear beep to start the procedure. The screen goes dark.
She wakes up, image is blurry. She sees a man(looks like Jim), she smiles. Vision clears. The man in front of her is not Jim. Her smile disappears. She cries. Jim is long gone

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Posted by Sergej on 02/19/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I'm seriously puzzled at people who feel oppressed and abused because they can't exercise their racism, homophobia, and socioeconomic sense of superiority over others. You're not victims, you create victims. No one's forcing you to convert to a different religion, nationality, sexual preference or economic status. We just don't want to be like you. Your rage comes from not being able to force your dogma on everyone. We never voted to ban your religious schools, we just don't want to go to yours, nor do we want to have your dogma imposed on others, in a non-religious school. And please don't give me the old "But Obama/HRC were evil!" blather. Look up "Tu quoque fallacy", that's you.

You felt cornered because instead of evolving, or just keeping your medieval mindset to yourselves, you chose to be brainwashed by a deluge of fallacious, Neo-Nazi blogs and tabloids that turned you into a rabid, pro-dictator imbecile. Those who worship the Orange idiot because he, unlike Obama and HRC, promised to give you jobs. Really? Were you not so brainwashed by con artists who validated your ignorance, you'd have found, in another 5 minutes of basic internet research, that Trump, who could easily have afforded to bring thousands of jobs to America, at every level, by building two or three manufacturing plants, chose to spend decades, using an extensive chain pf global suppliers, Trump Las Vegas is made of cheap Chinese steel, Chinese sweatshops, as are his and Ivanka's clothing and home lines. The Hill, a conservative media source is saying, openly, that Trump is pressuring the Dept. of
Labor to let their VA Trump Winery operation to bring foreign workers here.
They're dismissing park rangers, silencing NASA, USDA, dismantling the EPA, allowing unrestricted killing of wildlife, no more protection from the endangered species list, so they can clear the land, and make money off it, and you get nothing. So lay off the self-righteousness, your popular vote loser is a sleazy con man, manipulated by a Breitbart Nazi, and a Kremlin dictator, and you think you have the right to stand up and proclaim these clowns are saving America and we should bend over or leave? Sorry. No. You go back to Munich 1933, or the 12th Century, or the Stalinist Gulag.

Dissent is what kept America from remaining as just another British Colony. Independent thinking, with respect for differences in race and creed, is at the foundation of this nation. You are not entitled to impose an Aryan pride, fascist, redneck regime on the rest of your fellow Americans. You make me ashamed of being human, White and American. Then I remembered the Bill of rights was written for everyone, even those who hate each other, but know better than to let an unhinged TV personality and his lying lackeys and puppet masters destroy what took centuries to build. Rant over. Love, from one of the 65,844,954 people who have more regard for what America truly means, than 62,979,879 of you, and will not rest until a real president is in charge. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whoever's not a massive embarrassment, like the clowns we have now. We'll demand inquiries, investigations, open dossiers, tax records, and we won't be alone, because most of the free world find Trump, Bannon, Miller, Ryan, McConnel, etc. just as repulsive as we do.

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Posted by EveM on 02/19/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

It was my understanding that institutions of higher education were proponents of 2nd amendment rights, and forums where differing opinions were debated, yet respected. It has become overwhelmingly clear, not in this instance alone, that our colleges and universities are narrow minded and judgmental. Opinions that are not in line with their liberal mindsets are ridiculed and labeled as prejudiced or intolerant. Individuals whose politics are not in line with their current belief system are called HItler, or dangerous. Here's some advice from an American woman of average intelligence who lives in the real world. I go to work every week day 9-5, I pay my taxes and play with my grandchildren. I pray for the future of our country and do my best to make the world a better place with the way I live my life. I have no political aspirations, and my only hope is that the America I love and live in is a safe and free home for my children and grandchildren when I leave this earth.......the reason that Donald Trump was elected is that America is tired of you-we are tired of you advocating the taking away of our rights and freedoms -the very foundations that our country was founded on-under the guise of tolerance and diversity. We are tired of politicians, the press, the wealthy-the "intellectually elite" thinking they know what is best for us and skewing news, polls, and studies to make sure that they are proven to be correct. Average American's are not nearly as stupid as you think we are. It appears that all of you may wish to enroll in a new institute of higher learning-the school of COMMON SENSE. It seems that it is seriously lacking in our current educational and political system.

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Posted by kayt on 02/19/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips

Wow! I am speechless. Skylar that was amazing! You are very talented. I love your vocal range and passion. Thank you Alice Gerrard for writing that song. It gives me goosebumps. So meaningful especially in these times. xoxo

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Posted by Rita Romaine Rakestraw on 02/18/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

S. Miller is not only an embarrassment to Duke, he is an embarrassment to planet Earth. It's a shame he couldn't take advantage of the likeminded individuals who preceded him in 1939. I guess he was just born too late. Our misfortune.

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Posted by Brian StAugust on 02/18/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

Grey star wood work

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Posted by Bobbie Lawrence Wells on 02/18/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I cant tell you how much this letter means to me. I am 66 white female. S Miller frightens me as does Bannon. How do ppl get like that cold devoid of humanity mean I lost America the recent day that Miller spoke. Thank you for every word you said

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Posted by Cindy Carpenter on 02/18/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I guess its not that surprising that such a burn would come from a school which has a devil as their mascot.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 02/17/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Will Moogfest's Protest Stage Do Good in Durham, or Is It Just a Bunch of Buzz?

I understand the desire to understand what, exactly, Moogfest means with their "protest stage", but this article starts out with a skeptical premise and basically takes lack of information as proof of said premise. It's ridiculous and the quality of research/aggressiveness of agenda here is something I'd equate to the Daily Caller or Breitbart - just on the other side. I'm newish to Durham but as far as I understand Moogfest hasn't exactly done anything to spite the city yet, and the author's definition of what constitutes protest seems to be pretty singular and myopic. Calling a bunch of non-profits that supports one's notion of progress and having them say they aren't working with Moogfest is really a reach. I mean, personally, I'd be happy if Moogfest did support those organizations, but just because they have a 'protest stage' doesn't mean they are all of a sudden obliged to do so prove this festival theme. Maybe it will all turn out to be a marketing ploy, but if that's the case it's a shame because you already wrote the piece before you had the facts.
There's also the very possibly obvious scenario that the 'Protest' stage will show artists who engage in 'protest music' and charging to see artists isn't some cynical gesture. If it's a big draw and that's how these artists make a living, well, that's how it goes.

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Posted by pgh on 02/17/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “The Trump Administration Takes Aim at Transgender Kids

Gavin Grimm is from Gloucester County, Virginia. He is not from New Jersey. The Gloucester County school board involved is not a New Jersey school board.

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Posted by Jamie 2 on 02/16/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Drink This: The Blind Barbour Really Has a Cocktail Called the Smoked Turkey, and It Really Does Contain One of Those Things

He is quite a creative fellow and a true people pleaser!

Posted by Ellie Maynard on 02/16/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Will the NCAA’s Threat Force the Legislature to Reconsider HB 2?

As a North Carolinian I would like to add that myself and pretty much everyone I have talked to support the portions of the bill related to transgenders even if they do not think the bill as a whole is good for the state.

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Posted by Don Pepe on 02/16/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Donald Trump Promised Big Bucks for Infrastructure. Could That Save Light Rail?

The question should be do the taxpayers want to save this project? It's late and getting later, it's over budget and GoTriangle has put a "long tail" on the funding out to 2063 (yep!). With 40 at grade crossings it promises to complicate rather than relieve traffic. LRT has the history of driving costs up pushing the very people that need transit away. All this and they are cutting a new transit corridor and related development through a critical watershed and calling it "environmental".

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Posted by where's the beef? on 02/15/2017 at 9:16 PM
Posted by Al Palacios on 02/15/2017 at 7:32 PM

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