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Re: “Movie Review: Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees Reduces Japanese Culture to a Backdrop for American Angst

such low key, warm, psychedelic cinematography (and Naomi Watts). beautiful film.

Posted by aria dac on 09/24/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “N.C. Central Students Peacefully Rally After Keith Scott Shooting

Keith Lamont Scott Fired Gun at Police in 2004

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/09/breaking-keith-scott-fired-gun-police-2005/

Posted by Ayn Galt on 09/24/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

David you are an intelligent and articulate individual; that is a given as an individual who makes their living by the written word. Be that as it may I am somewhat saddened that you have not provided a comparative analysis between Sue & Price. You may invariably end up in the same place, but their is a story to be told here. The question is are you, in the truest spirit of the Indy, willing to take that step down the path less traveled to tell it? She has an amazing story - give the woman her due.

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Posted by Xristos Magnos on 09/23/2016 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Good News, Bull City Stoners: The Durham City Council Moves Toward Marijuana Deprioritization

The Cheech and Chong gif used along with this article reinforces outdated stereotypes about cannabis users. I would hope that a progressive newspaper like the Indy would recognize that this sort of imagery isn't helping the cause. Let's try to catch up to 2016 and if you don't know what I mean then maybe you should take a trip to Denver.

37 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by bdub on 09/23/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

Humm, let's see BCC ridership down after GoTriangle can't afford to go it alone and at Duke's direction drops Durham Station connection? Gee, I wonder why?

And while it is laudable that GoTriangle and the Durham City council have recently discovered the importance of NCCU, it is amazing that they have just now discovered that NCCU was missing from the original DOLRT plan (despite years of letters from public). The Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) was submitted to the federal government and now GoTriangle is projecting that NCCU may be the highest station ridership in Durham? What does that say about the efficacy of the DOLRT planning? Surely we as taxpayers deserve better!

Having submitted the FEIS to the Federal government and failed to secure the anticipated 25% state funding, GoTriangle is now recognizing NCCU as a viable destination while projecting the second highest station ridership? This after all of the extensive studies culminating in the FEIS, and they just ‘woke up’ to this realization now that they have failed to secure state funding?

With the NCGA reiterating the earlier 10% state funding cap (and requiring DOLRT project be re-evaluated in 2 years with other competing state requests in the NC state transportation budget), GoTriangle is desperately trying to perpetuate DOLRT fantasy by shifting objectives yet again. This despite the failure to secure Federal or state funding.

Meantime, GoTriangle bureaucracy continues, consuming our hard-earned tax monies, studying and restudying the same information, desperately hoping for a different answer (and inflated ridership) to perpetuate this ill-conceived albatross of a project called DOLRT without addressing local residents concerns. DOLRT will serve less than 2% of our current population!

And within 72 hours of GoTriangle’s press release, our elected Durham officials unanimously approve the expansion of a $1.6 BILLION project with only cursory public comment.

Stop this madness. Stop this runaway train. We need a viable transit plan. Where is Plan B?

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Posted by Alex Cabanes on 09/22/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Xtristos, automatically endorsing a candidate because she's a "female immigrant" isn't what a fine progressive journalist would do.

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Posted by David Klein on 09/22/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Wow - Liberal journalism at it's finest! Such objectivity, non-partisan, peer-reviewed factual statements. The one I find the most titillating is how Sue Googl gave herself a surname that is ironically similar to a F500 company. Just her sheer ability to make such a bold prediction makes her hands down the best candidate for the job! Forget the hardships she had to endure growing up in an oppressed society devoid of the very freedoms the fine people of the Liberal persuasion hold in such disdain. It amazes me how such a fine "progressive" journalist such as yourself would support a "good ole southern white boy" over a female immigrant - kind of goes against everything preached by the rainbow warriors.

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Posted by Xristos Magnos on 09/22/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

@D M their rational is "Fuck the poor, this multibillion-dollar train is for wealthy UNC/Duke students and professors only"

It's all one giant scam so that Durham taxpayers can pay for a privileged class of individuals to have an alternative method of transportation that also shows how "Progressive" our city has become.

Isn't it interesting how Duke and UNC-CH aren't subsidizing a majority of this project despite the DO-LRT being built specifically for them?

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Posted by jargas mince on 09/22/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

They cut the MOST USED STOP? In favor of adding lightly-used Duke stops?

What was the rationale given for cutting out Durham Station?

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Posted by D M on 09/22/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Sue Googe was endorsed by "Indy Week"! Thank you Indy Week! http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/us-congress-fourth-district-we-endorse-sue-googe-in-the-republican-primary/Content?oid=5036737 As a Sue Googe Supporter I look forward to receiving Indy Week's Emails.

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Posted by Sue Butcher on 09/22/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Seriously, this article represents exactly what is wrong when candidates who use #Voter #Oppresion not #Liberty to choose who represents #NC01 & #NC04. For the readers, please connect on the link given to Sue Googe's issues; common sense planning for District 4. I believe Pastor Powell Dew can certainly hold his own in a discussion with any voters in Durham County area. The writer alludes to fact these candidates are pawns. Caring & Knowledgeable Candidates for supporting their constituents? Agree 100%. And #SueGooge #PowellDew are doing an excellent job meeting their constituents. #Vote #November8 #Education #PersonalLiberty #Jobs #Growth #FightCorruption ( David Price, you're District map is outdated on your website!)

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sue Butcher on 09/22/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Logos? Really? What can improve with "representatives" like David Price, who have been in Congress for 30 years already? At this point the more proper term for David Price is ruler. Sue Googe is trying to actually represent her constituents.

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Posted by Joe 2 on 09/22/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Thom Tillis votes against a resolution condemning Donald Trump’s no-Muslims plan, blames procedure

Thom Tillis actually created that orange monster.

Posted by LiberalLibertarian on 09/21/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

When Uber starts in markets, they pay well to get drivers to sign up. In my market I made plenty. Then they cut the rate and increased their percentage take. The money dried up. I got another job. But the drivers who continue to do this I'm concerned do not earn enough to take care of their cars. They let things go to long like brakes and mechanical needs. They operate them for 60 hours or more per week to make rent or mortgage or whatever they need to pay for in life. Then the cars go unchecked by city inspectors. It's just not safe. I won't use the service any longer. I know how stressed out these drivers and their cars are.

Posted by Jack Nostrand on 09/21/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

When Uber starts in markets, they pay well to get drivers to sign up. In my market I made plenty. Then they cut the rate and increased their percentage take. The money dried up. I got another job. But the drivers who continue to do this I'm concerned do not earn enough to take care of their cars. They let things go to long like brakes and mechanical needs. They operate them for 60 hours or more per week to make rent or mortgage or whatever they need to pay for in life. Then the cars go unchecked by city inspectors. It's just not safe. I won't use the service any longer. I know how stressed out these drivers and their cars are.

Posted by Jack Nostrand on 09/21/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump Jr. Tastes the Rainbow and a Poll That Makes You Go Hmmm

The "three out of a bowlful" estimate is wildly overstating the problem. How many Skittles are in a bowl - perhaps 300? So, that's a 1-in-100 rate, which (according to John Oliver on Last Week Tonight) is too high an estimate. In fact, of the 784,000 refugees in the 14 years following Sep 11, 2001, 3 were arrested for planning terrorist activities, none of them occurring in the US.

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Posted by chuck02 on 09/20/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump Jr. Tastes the Rainbow and a Poll That Makes You Go Hmmm

I don't like invaders either. Plus, CNN added the "racial" to profiling. If you would listen to what was actually said vs. believing Communist News Network, you just might get something straight for a change.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/20/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Charlotte Mayor Says No To HB 2 Deal, Cooper Calls For Special Session

http://wwnc.iheart.com/onair/pete-kaliner-46655/of-course-democrats-dont-want-to-15120760/

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Posted by Deplorable Denise Ward Cody on 09/20/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Another one bites the dust: Volvo reportedly no longer considering N.C. for expansion

Actually, the state of SC will be providing training at litte to no cost to
the employers Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Boeing all have benefitted from this training plus Charleston has the infrastructure and port for faster shipping. NC could not competent with SC in this area. SC also has BMW who hired 8000 and expanded serveral times it's been there for over 22yrs.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rea'Donna E Cherry on 09/20/2016 at 1:48 AM

Re: “Charlotte Mayor Says No To HB 2 Deal, Cooper Calls For Special Session

Roy Cooper you traitorous idiot, $$$$$ don't come before me and my Children.... What a pig you are!

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Deplorable Denise Ward Cody on 09/19/2016 at 11:12 PM

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