The Senator's tweets were at best bad judgement. I am more concerned about the bad legislation she supports. http://goo.gl/7mLRwt Perhaps with redistricting and campaign finance reform we will gain some new opponents in our elections. Having some other options would be welcome. #PeterForSenate2018
Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum of 25,000 likely much higher. A continuous wall of marchers streamed from Memorial Auditorium to Moore Square for 1.5 hours. Aerials from the Marriot and Moore Square parking decks are quite revealing.
Comments from the Raleigh Police Department to WTVD News: On Thursday, organizers told ABC11 they expected 5,000 people for the Raleigh march and they planned to stick to the sidewalks. By noon Saturday, however, crowd estimates topped 20,000 marchers, forcing Raleigh Police officers to block off streets and call for backup.
"There was no precedent for this," Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue explained to ABC11. "This was not like the Christmas Parade or July 4th celebrations or even First Night. It wasn't even like any demonstrations we had before."
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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.
Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear one?
Also, don't miss Illogicon this weekend http://illogicon.org/ - it's another great fan event!
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!
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
"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/
"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.
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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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?
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?
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.
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?
are we prisoners also of this system that serves the few?
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.
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 .
"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.
Enjoy peeing in your Gatorade bottles, Jerry.
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