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Re: “Best of the Triangle 2015

I hate to be a complainer, but the format for the "Best of" (including the ballot without multiple choice options, etc) is awful.

I seriously have to click every. single. category to view the winners?! No "expand all" option? Even a table with multiple columns would work a lot better...

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Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 06/03/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Über alleys

Loved your story. When I was a kid we'd go to Bethlehem, PA to visit my grandparents. The alleys behind their row house on Arcadia Street were a source of endless adventure. Nowadays, it's my 14 year old daughter who always wants to explore the alleys in Durham. While technically not an alley the cut through to Bull City Burger by the Methodist Church is great at night. We're always expecting those awesome spires to get struck by lighting and unleash legions of tormented souls.

Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 06/02/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

These comments have been extremely useful. Forgive me if I missed the answer in this discussion but I noticed that Sevin is available in different percent strengths. I am interested in dusting my large breed dogs (both more than 70lbs) with Sevin as it seems that even the most expensive and "canine-friendly" treatments continue to fail and I can't bear to watch them suffer any longer. Can anyone suggest what percent Sevin is most suitable?

I would be grateful for any help.

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Posted by ThisMissie on 05/02/2015 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

What kind of Vet doesn't recognize an enlarged liver and simple blood work would have shown the liver enzymes were high. We had a hatch of ticks eggs to our surprise one morning in our bedroom and used seven dust in our home and on the dog beds to kill the ticks. 3 dogs all survived and my one dog had severe liver disease 10 years prior and she even was fine after the use of seven dust. So keep searching for another reason the dog got sick because it wasn't seven dust. Diamatacious Earth is the way to go but seven dust is also a great source for killing the bad bugs so please so stop trying to get it banned. I'm sorry you lost your dog and that it was so painful for you but it wasn't seven dust. Oh and I'd bet the neighbor was more informing you of the fireworks than asking for permission. Once you spend the money on them your not going to let them go to waist.

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Posted by Sheri Masters Salton on 04/20/2015 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Raising the (green) roof

Green roofs are really good for environment and we can bring a better change. But it’s not easy to maintain EPDM Rubber makes roof cleans and safe and eco friendly too.

Posted by Joan Keeley on 04/16/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources in the Triangle

This story is 10 years old, so it's to be expected that some of the links are obsolete.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 04/05/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources in the Triangle

And the link for Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) redirects to an Asian beauty site. I'm literally 0/3 on this page, so I'm giving up. May be worth going through the entire list to ensure there is actual resource information being provided.

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Posted by Lara Taylor on 04/04/2015 at 11:00 AM

Re: “A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources in the Triangle

The link for North Carolina Lambda Youth Network (NCLYN) goes to a French gaming site. The link for A Safer Place Youth Network (ASPYN) is dead.

Posted by Lara Taylor on 04/04/2015 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

I also want to say, instead of using Sevin, use Diatomaceous Earth! It IS completely benign! And work GREAT on fleas and ticks and any bug for that matter! And since it doesnt kill by some toxic chemical its 100% safe!
DE is mined from long gone ancient seas or oceans and is actually fossilized microscopic animals. It kills by sticking to the waxy layer of the bugs exoskeleton and absorbs the body fluid. If you look at DE under a microscope you will see what looks like crystalized snowflakes or broken glass. When the powder comes in contact with a bug it sticks to the waxy layer of the bugs exoskeleton and as the bug moves it cuts into the exoskeleton and as a very absorbant powder, it sucks out all of the body fluid and the bug dies of dehydration. DE has hundreds of uses, especially in agriculture. I use it in my garden, on my dogs, I pour it into a pile in my chicken coop for them to take dust baths in ( and my birds dont have a single louse ), I also pour it into my chicken feed to keep roaches and mealworms out.

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Posted by Mark Cram on 03/18/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

I first have to say, I RARELY ever post comments to articles. But as a fellow Pitbull owner, this article bothers the hell out of me!! WHY would you EVER let your dog outside UNSUPERVISED?! AND WITH ONLY A 6 INCH FENCE?! As an owner of a Pit, don't you know the stigma, bigotry and sometimes outright hate the general public has toward them?? I know, as a LONG time Pit parent of currently 3 dogs, that there are a LOT of people that want the breed exterminated! And its exactly people like you that let their dogs run around outside unleashed! Unfenced! And UNSUPERVISED! I find it extremely unlikely your Lucy just walked passed their garden and happened to breath in a little dust. More than likely, your neighbors have gotten sick of you letting your pitbull roam around unsupervised and gave her a laced treat! And later compounding it by blasting off fireworks in hopes of finishing her off! Sad but unfortunately true. As someone that rescues Pits, i see it happen all the time! We ARE slowly changing the general publics perception of this breed but it is YOUR responsibility as an owner/parent to keep them fenced or on a leash at all times outside of the house! Having rescued many of these wonderful dogs, I am totally convinced that not just anyone should be allowed to own this breed! Owning one is like having a loaded gun constantly. And just like a gun, there should be background check, along with an IQ test! When I've placed dogs in new homes, that was just the tip of the iceberg of what required to adopt one of my rescues. (Which is why i have 3 now)
I am very sorry the dog had to go through all of that! But stop blaming others for your irresponsibility and take better care of dog!

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Posted by Mark Cram on 03/18/2015 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Will the ELF, from Durham-based Organic Transit, save the planet?

To get my ELF to cover 20-30 miles on a charge I run it at about 15 MPH instead of full speed at 22+_. I also pedal but not super hard and that makes it seem to go forever. I have a free website where many owners share how they drive and other mods on the ELF. check our site www.ELFowners.webs.com

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Posted by Jiminy StAck on 03/11/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Reasons to Love the Triangle in Three Acts

I am confused about lisa sorg's statement that she will 'do the full 22 mile round trip' on the american tobacco trail. My recollection is that 22 miles wold be a 'one way' trip, and my experience is that it would be a real stretch to hike the 44 mile round trip each weekend.
One of us is confused, i guess.

Posted by Pointyhead on 03/08/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Working to eliminate food deserts in Southeast Raleigh

One of the many pieces of good work Erin does. Very well-deserved!

Posted by Beth Dotson Messersmith on 03/06/2015 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Advocating for the wrongfully convicted

It's a miracle that the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence was created, another miracle that it has survived the ongoing wave of legislative vandalism.... Thank you, Christine Mumma....A case that may not be on her list but deserves to be:
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/09/27/duke-law-clinic-review-conviction/16364569/

Posted by Lew Powell on 03/06/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Odes to the Triangle

I voluntarily chose the triangle as my home 14 years ago and never looked back. It has welcomed me with open arms and shows me everyday that this is the place to be.

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Posted by aburtch on 03/06/2015 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Odes to the Triangle

I grew-up near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and lived there until my 30s.

I moved to the Triangle in 2008 and Durham specifically in 2009.

By 2010 I could honestly say, "this is more 'home' to me than Scranton ever was." I still feel that way.

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Posted by AgentDani on 03/06/2015 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Working to eliminate food deserts in Southeast Raleigh

Thanks so much!

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Posted by liberaytor on 03/02/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Empowering communities for affordable housing, living wages, health care and more

Attend just *one* CAN meeting to feel newly optimistic about the ability of community engagement to activate change. Thanks to CAN's many partners & participants.

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Posted by GG on 02/27/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Working to eliminate food deserts in Southeast Raleigh

Congratulations Erin! The dream is becoming reality everyday. I am honored to be apart of this fantastic cooperative! FERTILE GROUND FOOD COOPERATIVE IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH!

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Posted by Liz Crews on 02/26/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Working to eliminate food deserts in Southeast Raleigh

Congratulations and good luck to Erin Byrd and her colleagues. Another small piece of the struggle to overcome food deserts is being accomplished by Alan Muskat and his Afikomen Project. He teaches an after school program at several elementary schools in Asheville. There the kids learn to identify the most common high dollar mushrooms and edible plants in their area. This is a safe skill that allows kids to put healthy food on the table and perhaps even learn to sell foraged crops to local chefs and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Check it out at: http://notastelikehome.org/the-afikomen-pr…

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 02/25/2015 at 11:38 AM

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