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Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

The UNControllables have already proposed fracking the old well.

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Posted by Doug Crowley on 07/24/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “How McCrory used Valerie Macon to attack 'cultural elites'

If you click the link at Jesse Helms and what he did or didn't say about UNC, it's to a Taylor Batten column in the Charlotte Observer which explains that, while it was common knowledge among North Carolinians what Helms thought -- and said -- about UNC, Helms' apologists now dispute it and insist there's no proof. Given that Helms pre-dates Al Gore's inventing the Internet, you can't just google the words and get a primary source -- though as Batten says, you get a load of secondary sources:

Here's a bit of Batten says:

For many long-time North Carolinians and Helms observers, the phrase, and Helms as its author, is something they've heard for as long as they can remember. But no one seems to be able to point to the original source material.

Did Helms say it? Or did someone make it up long ago and it took on a life of its own? At this point, we can't say, and more research is required. What is not in question: Helms repeatedly used race to divide his constituents and the country. His bigoted comments and actions inflamed racial tensions for decades, and he never apologized for that.

-- Taylor Batten

Read more here: http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/…

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Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 07/24/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “How McCrory used Valerie Macon to attack 'cultural elites'

The one thing, we did in the past , was under--estimate the hatred and lies by the likes of Jesse Helms. He was the example of pure racism in NC and reputation of the state, as a progressive state of educated people suffered greatly, during his reign of terror. None of the facts are incorrect, what they are, is sad, that we at are still fighting this battle of stupidity, afflicted on NC by the GOP/Teaparty. Two more years......

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Posted by Lucia Safran Messina on 07/24/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

Thank you for that clarification Mr. Currin. To me it read as if it were a quote from the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Thank you
Bradley Cool

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Posted by Bradley Cool on 07/24/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

I find this humorous; gave me a good laugh. Lowes had to move to Durham County to build; does this company really think they have a a chance in hell of getting fracking rights anywhere near Chapel Hill. Waste of time on everyone's part.

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Posted by Barbara Hanson on 07/24/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

Hi, Mr. Cool. I, as an observer, felt that way about the event's incorporation of the charity. Thanks.

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Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 07/24/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

Just curious as to who Mr. Currin spoke with that said "the Raleigh Rescue Mission felt shoehorned into the event and not a core component of it." Maybe I was misreading it or was Mr. Currin assuming that they felt this way? If Mr. Currin did speak with them then I apologize for assuming that he did not. If they did feel this way then I want to try to make things right with them.

Thank you
Bradley Cool
Vice President
Triangle Beard and Mustache Club

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Posted by Bradley Cool on 07/24/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

This article is a perfect example of what's wrong with the current state of internet "journalism", where anyone can write anything on any topic, without any accountability, without any compelling qualifications, and apparently without having done even the minimal research that any self-respecting journalist would do. No interviews, not a single quote from anyone other than the author's own narcissistic inner-monologue, and nothing to suggest that he put any effort into understanding the "beard culture" he so readily ridicules. Perhaps the only crowd more insulted by this lazy, masturbatory article than the event's organizers and attendees are the real victims, your readers, who wasted their time on the self-indulgent musings of a pretentious wallflower who didn't take his assignment seriously.

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Posted by Nate Stevens on 07/24/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Live: The Milk Carton Kids surmount illness and hecklers in Durham

Allison -

As President/CEO of the Carolina Theatre, I have a correction to make.

The only seats that were "upwards of $60" were our Legacy Boxes, which are a premium private box with concessions service. There were 6 tickets in the boxes available to the public at that price.

All orchestra seats were either $40 (a premium on the best 20% of seats in the house) or $25, plus a $2 Facility Fee. The rest of the house was $25 + $2.

Bob Nocek

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Posted by Bob Nocek on 07/24/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Fracking company makes offers in Durham

The full name of the individual is Frank L. Sides Jr. You can see a picture of him at: http://www.campbelldev.com/Information.htm…
The company that exists at the Pittsburgh address given for Crimson Holding Corp., is actually called Campbell Development LLC. Their main office is in Fort Worth Tx, with branches in Pittsburgh PA (Marcellus) and Midland, TX (Permian). The phone number on the lease agreement is from a Youngstown NY land line. It makes sense to try to buy a lease in sensitive or urban areas: Get one owner to sell, and then extract money from adjoining land owners in exchange for promise not to drill...

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Posted by Westerngirl on 07/24/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

When pigs fly . .

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Posted by Henry Lister on 07/24/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

Hello, bearded people and bearded-people allies. I wrote the article in question, and I'd like to clear at least one thing up, as I think it's a valid concern. I'm not going to address the suggestion that I commit suicide, my apparent insecurity and failings both as a man and a writer and the edict that I go "write a homosexual article fag boy.. BE A MAN!!," because I'm not sure those are battles I can or care to win.

However, Micah and a few others have asked why I didn't mention the charity aspect of Saturday night's competition. I thought quite a bit about this both before the competition and before writing the piece, and I was prepared to grant some clemency to the competition for its charity component. However, both at the event and in advance of it, the Raleigh Rescue Mission felt shoehorned into the event and not a core component of it. For instance, there was no mention of the charity—you know, the good work such clubs do in the community—on the venue's listing for the event, best I could find; there were, however, extensive contest rules. And on the club's website, the charity is only mentioned once, and very briefly. And at the contest itself, the charity's director was referred to only "Mister Raleigh Rescue Mission." To me, that seemed dismissive, as if the charity's inclusion were only being used to validate the event for people who didn't *get* beard culture. I decided not to mention this in my piece, because I didn't want to appear only to be piling on more than I already was. I do commend the Triangle Beard and Mustache Club for raising funds for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, but I do hope that, next time, they will work to give the charity a stronger platform. And my issue is less about competitions, specifically, than beard culture, generally.

As for my charity credentials, however, I've helped raise a lot of money for charities during the last five years, but there's no need to go down that road. Have a nice day, and enjoy your beards.

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Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 07/24/2014 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

Frack the Old Well. It's old and there is already a hole in the ground, so it would save money that could be used for more exploration.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 07/24/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Fracking company makes offers in Durham

I recently returned from a visit to Pittsburgh. My family and I experienced first hand health effects during our trip.

I would like advice on organizing for effective action in order to reverse this decision in North Carolina.

I believe that it's not over till it's over.

Please comment and give advice and information.

Thanks

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Posted by annettebhall on 07/24/2014 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

This just in, owner of beard commander (Jim vititow, a few comments down) talks shit about the people he sells his crappy beard commander products to. Seriously? You're a joke and your company sucks.

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Posted by Daniel Parker on 07/24/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Local bearded man attends beard competition, flees in mortal terror

What a dick. Complete and total dick.

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Posted by Sarah Sandrock on 07/24/2014 at 3:56 AM

Re: “The story behind the heist at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

The museum spent $10,000 on a model that was modeling clay and polymer resin??? Someone ought to investigate that crime.

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Posted by dulcimerdan on 07/24/2014 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

Got a good belly laugh from this one-- these Crimson guys are funny. Frack Meadowmont, hahaha! I am a fan, keep it up.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 07/24/2014 at 12:43 AM

Re: “How McCrory used Valerie Macon to attack 'cultural elites'

To MJKopechne: Your criticisms are a bridge too far. Be a good chap and quit it!

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 07/24/2014 at 12:24 AM

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