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

Light rail is a fun idea, but definitely not cost effective to build, maintain or use. The upcoming infrastructure spending is better focused on building/repairing bridges/roads that serve cars, motorcycles, and commercial buses and trucks for providing goods and services. Vote no to light rail.

Posted by alberthall on 02/22/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Orange County’s Board of Adjustment to Determine Whether the So-Called Party Barn is Really Being Used as a Farm

Heh. How many tractors are stored in the Brewers "barn"? Don't Orange County farmers usually live on their farm in Orange County rather than in a high dollar subdivision in Chatham County?


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Posted by where's the beef? on 02/22/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The 18-Year-Old Who Owned Richard Burr in Sunday’s N&O

I saw this ad and shared a picture on Facebook, getting positive responses from all over the country. Thanks for making activism fun again!

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Posted by Amy Trojanowski on 02/22/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “The 18-Year-Old Who Owned Richard Burr in Sunday’s N&O

I'm so proud of Senator Burr and Senator Tillis. But that was a clever ad.

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Posted by alberthall on 02/22/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “The 18-Year-Old Who Owned Richard Burr in Sunday’s N&O

ROCK MY WORLD. IMO, this ad's tongue in cheek tone is precisely what is needed here. I'm so peeved I'm sure I wouldn't manage a needed message such as this. BRAVA, Ms. Johnson!

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Posted by Haditupta on 02/22/2017 at 9:49 AM

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: “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

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

I hope Trump doesn't waste a single penny of taxpayer money on this boondoggle. I hope this whole thing dies on the vine, where it should. Light rail "sounds cool and feels good", but to think it will reduce traffic and provide all the other pie in the sky dream stuff the proponents claim is to fall for empty promises based on extrapolations, assumptions and other fuzzy math. No thanks. Go take your show to Portland Oregon or somewhere.

And Trump is making Mexico pay for the wall by an import duty. He's really good at making others pay for stuff.

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Posted by John Trololo on 02/15/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Can Progressives Turn the Moral March’s Energy into Political Action?

I was there and have never tried to count a crowd, and in spite of all my enthusiasm for the cause, I really question the 80,000 head count. Does anybody have a really scientific count to cite? I'm very curious about this. And please, I mean serious, carefully done count, not an exaggeration either way. Editors, do you have any data yourselves?

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Posted by calnordt on 02/15/2017 at 12:28 PM

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

Donald Trump made many grandiose promises. Some, like Mexico paying for the wall, were blatantly hollow from the start. Lying for him is involuntary. It occurs without requiring thought or effort. And sadly he is apparently incapable of keeping up with his own lies as evidenced by his staunch insistence he didn't say something that he has been recorded on tape saying. And he obviously has no concept of infrastructure. Look at the chaos in his own inner circle. They are falling over themselves in their haste to improve their economic status, shove their draconian tenets down our throats, and poke everyone in the eye who is of no monetary value to them. It is sick, sad, pathetic, and unfortunately, our reality.

If you are looking to Donald as a savior for light rail you are barking up the wrong tree. The only thing he can be counted on to do is to privatize Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare (and any other program with an accessible bank account) and then suck every red cent out of the accounts. That way there is no moral aspect to it. They can say it wasn't personal, it was simply business. The court appointed presidency of Bush siphoned our bank accounts and now Trump has his sights on our retirement accounts. But don't take my word for it. Just sit back and watch.

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Posted by DR B on 02/15/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Welcome to the Resistance: Trump Is President, But Trumpism Can Never Prevail

Before the election, the progressives all said that everyone else should "unite" and come on board after Hillary would win the election. When she lost, the progressives became the most divisive and hateful group our country has seen in a long time. They said Trump should not question the results when Hillary would win, yet the progressives all have questioned the election results, threatened the President and non-progressives, and liberals now are harassing and threatening even moderates and progressives (like me) who support Trump. White people are being mugged by minority groups and then accused of racism. What a bunch of hypocrites in the "new liberal" movement.

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Posted by Rational 1 on 02/14/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Meet the Triangle Refugees Who Donald Trump Believes Pose a Threat to the United States

Stop lying, if you want to be a journalist. Trump is not banning refugees, and this kind of exaggeration is why liberals have lost power. The "ban" is a 90-day time period to improve the vetting of people from seven known terrorist countries. It does not affect green card holders, and there are many exceptions. Europe has almost daily attacks from "refugees" and it's a known fact that ISIS and other jihadi groups are hiding their people among the refugees. Liberals and Progressives are the ones splitting the country apart with their lies and false news like this article.

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Posted by Rational 1 on 02/14/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “After an Incident at Rolesville High, Activists Wonder if Schools Need Cops

When, in the name of god and all that is holy, WHEN is the time when you are supposed to see this in high school [from the story above]:
a young African-American girl in a pink shirt rises above her classmates before she's thrown like a rag doll to the floor
Was she killing someone? Did she have an AR-15 rifle, or sawing off a head with a tree saw? Because if she wasn't, that is the most onerous over-reaction I have ever witnessed.
First show children love and respect. After they are 18, start in on America's institutionalized racist "justice system" where 1 in 3 African American males will go to prison, 1 in 20 whites.
Should we start this injustice in Kindergarten? Lock those little black babies up when they misbehave!
God help us. This is insanity. I wish they'd let me help out at these schools with these bad kids, but since I WAS a bad kid, I would never be allowed, just like the only people who know what it means to be sentenced to prison--a convicted convict--is never allowed to serve on a jury, after I answer the mandatory "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" question, I'm usually 100% so far, out of the running to help any children. Even though it's been 25 years since I've committed a crime, I've since helped to raise a wonderful PhD daughter, and gotten my master's degree, and lived a good taxpayer's life. I was scared straight, but I'm not allowed to show anyone with whom i am not related by blood the lessons I have learned. Don't lock up children. #1

Posted by Shawn1960 on 02/12/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “The Five Dumbest Things Pat McCrory Said on Meet the Press

I disagree with Trump's refugee ban, and with former governor McCrory, if he likes banning refugees and says they were not properly vetted, prior to Trump.
I do not believe that President Trump knows anything about National Security, or about vetting immigrants, or that he knows "more about ISIS than the generals". I believe he knows how to cheat on his taxes. Beyond that, I believe he's an idiot, in every way.
Prior to his ban on refugees, immigrants to America were vetted more than any other populations entering any other countries.

Posted by Shawn1960 on 02/12/2017 at 6:18 PM

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

Hit em where it hurts: their balls.

Posted by Jon Howell on 02/08/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Is Emerald City a Nuisance to Its Lakewood Neighbors, Or Is It Just in the Way?

The article poses a question: "Is Emerald City a Nuisance to Its Lakewood Neighbors, Or Is It Just in the Way?"

The article provides a clear answer: "There have been nine assaults and 104 fights or disturbances reported, eight instances of shots being fired, and thirty-five reports about intoxicated people or drivers."

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Posted by Spindy on 02/08/2017 at 4:43 PM
Posted by theseatree on 02/04/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Even Though Republicans Control the Legislature, Redistricting Reformers Have Hope

Gerry-mandering is a 19th century term that ought to be updated to a more appropriate 21st century term. I'm thinking we should call it gerry-rigging.

Frank Hyman
Blue Collar Comeback

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 02/03/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Meet the Triangle Refugees Who Donald Trump Believes Pose a Threat to the United States

Hypocrites! Where were you when the Nobel Peace Prize-winner invaded and dropped bombs on half the countries affected by the travel ban?

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Posted by Timothy Hagios on 02/03/2017 at 10:46 AM

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