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Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

good for them love their music

Posted by Fritx on 08/17/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

Yes. If course. That's correct. I'm not saying that U-238 is not a concern; obviously it is, or a maximum exposure level would not have been published. And rightly so. But to say it's fissionable is badly out of context, and it's a fact that the rate of alpha emission from U-238 is far less than other items; if that were not true, the maximum exposure levels would be far lower than they are.

Note that dissolved arsenic is also a concern in some Wake County groundwater, and it's a combination of naturally occurring arsenic and residue/runoff from old agricultural chemicals. Personally I'd be a lot more worried about that. But to each, his own.

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Posted by ct on 08/17/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Sweepstakes gambling on the way out in NC?

To those think it is addictive and a problem are the ones sounds like had the problems and not winning. No one makes you run from city to city or cafe to cafe to play the games. As a convenience store clerk I have seen customers spend just as much on lottery tickets and scratch offs and then say "oh well guess I ride over to VA and try my luck there" explain to me what is the dang difference. I liked the cafes and I was not always a winner it did not take me away from my family, I did not spend all my earnings there and I did know when to walk away. I even help my winnings on my account and would go cash in when I needed gas or something. As consumers we spend all our money chasing sales, black Fridays etc no one is "protecting" the poor from that....these shopping gimmicks hits the poor community sometimes even greater. It is mind over matter and no one can control ones mind you have to have the will to say no or go. Everyone looking for someone to blame just be responsible and accountable for YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

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Posted by nickie on 08/17/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

"But even then, U-238 is far less worrisome than the radioactive substance in almost every household smoke detector."

Very few people drink 2 liters of smoke detectors every day of their lives.

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Posted by insightus on 08/17/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

Wait a minute. Over 99% of naturally occurring uranium is U-238 which does not support a chain reaction except in a fast neutron environment -- and in a fast neutron environment, U-238 would be the least of your problems.

Other isotopes of uranium are far more worrisome.

The issues for U-238 in solution are its chemical toxicity (like any heavy metal) and alpha particle radiation if ingested. But even then, U-238 is far less worrisome than the radioactive substance in almost every household smoke detector.

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Posted by ct on 08/17/2016 at 8:47 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

this is a fissionable element. what a sobering factoid about water table mineralization and urbanization.

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Posted by theseatree on 08/17/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

This article is completely wrong in so many ways. Kelly quit Cry Of Love, he wasn't let go. I know that for a fact, because I was there - I was the band's only Tour Manager (for 7 years). And for the record, Kelly drank himself to death, due to his weakness for alcohol and good times. I hated to watch it happen, especially since it happened only a couple years after another great Raleigh musical talent, David Enloe, had drunk himself to death...

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Posted by Bob Davis on 08/16/2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

Duke Energy/Pat McCrory: “The Youths these days like things from the past, right? What do they call it... vintage? Yeah, that’s it. Okay, so, get this: Vintage Drinking Water! Now in EXTREME 90s FLAVOR!”

Posted by Jon Howell on 08/16/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

The evidence that McCrory is unfit to be our governor is astounding, especially as it continues to pile on.

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Posted by Jordan Luff on 08/16/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “N.C. State Researchers Say That, in a Drought-Stricken Future, the World Might Look to Cary

I guess they did not want to mention the very high per person water use in Cary?

Posted by dodahman 1 on 08/15/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: In Which McCrory Blames Clinton for Trump’s Assassination Joke

McCory = Shit fer brains..........2016 send him home....I am sure Duke Power will have a nice cushy job fer the assbag.

Posted by Tony D on 08/14/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

The marijuana wars are nothing but tools used by big government agencies(DEA) and local police to intimidate and coerce people into becoming snitches or face harsh penalties for pot charges or confiscating property for profit...For them (cops,DEA etc)to have that power took away would force them to do real police work instead of just being another gang of thugs kicking down doors on the word of a scared snitch looking to stay out of jail and in many instances you have cops shooting innocent people and kids and family pets and destroying property of stealing peoples money and property and cars or framing them with false charges all on their (cops)word alone..It is to much power for a few to have over all of us with no recourse... they(the cops) say hey that's dope money they take it and that's it they spend it on latte machines cars etc who knows what they do with all the money they steal it cost innocent folks a lot of money to try and recover it and it is not easy the police dont want to give it back..Just more avenues of corruption and chaos...These agencies dont want it legal because they make to much money from do counties close to the main freeway...It is a money garden for cops nothing some states it is so bad that cops actually get protective of their turf against other police is all about money and us with no rights and living in a police state all over this mythical war on drugs..which by the way they lost years ago...Now its all about money and power over the masses...The goody two shoes folks think this fine..yeah until it happens to them or someone they know..Not all cops are like this but most of them in the big cities are...crooked to the bone....Here in NC they wont even let us see the body cam footage because they want to hide their evil and it is supported by the republican regime in Raleigh...The republicans love having a police state....Hopefully in 2016 we can send some of them home including the stupid shit fer brains governor McCory.

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Posted by Tony D on 08/14/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “In Downtown Durham, A Different Sort of Revival

That's terrible news. Somebody needs to put a stop to them.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 08/14/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I have several issues with what is in this article. Not with what you're reporting but with the information that was given to your contact on the scene. I was there when this incident happened. We were in Children's Place which is upstairs down by Macy's. After hearing a sound that sounded like something fell, I hear yelling, screaming and what sounds like thunder (from a mass amount of people running). People started running by into Macy's so we took off and did the same. I heard some lady say there was a bomb. And others said they were just running because everyone else said to get out now including mall security. Plus in today's world, I'm not going to stick around to find out what really happened.

I did not hear a spray of bullets as one person had said, I'm certain I would've heard that. Plus there would have been bullet holes in the area and shell casings from a gun that would "spray bullets".

One report says down by Lush. And someone had an Instagram video with what sounded like a shot that was fairly close. They were right by Lush in the video. Lush is not near the food court.

Eye witness accounts are saying it happened in the food court. So were there two shooters? The shop owner who saw two people arguing and one pulled a gun..there is no video footage of this anywhere?

Why would officers share false information that they had someone in custody?

We made our way to our car in the parking garage and were able to exit mall property turning left on Edwards Mill. We were waiting with other vehicles and we were on the second floor. Why were people allowed to leave the property at all? The cops were already on site when we were pulling out onto Edwards Mill.

In the chaos that I witnessed, a shooter or shooters would have had no problem getting out when everyone else did. Because we got out before the lock down. We were in the car and waiting before we even heard sirens.

Something happened and someone knows the truth..whatever it is. I'm not a conspiracy theorist because I live in the real world. I mean what would the reason have been to fake a shooting st the mall yesterday. Also I'm not a "crisis actor" as some have accused of others that were on the scene. There were hundreds of people running towards Macy's. There were hundreds of people everywhere. We had been in the food court area at Think Geek before we went down to Children's Place. The place was as packed as you would expect on a Saturday.

We will probably never know what really happened. If it was in fact a noise that was created by something falling..we'll never know. I do know that being in that situation, running with my husband and 6 year old daughter to get outside isn't something I want to go through again. It's hard to really feel one way or the other because you just don't know what really happened. Had it been a mass shooting, I would be in a very different place mentally this morning.

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Posted by KikiReese on 08/14/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Injuries mainly from people panicking check out ABC11 for info.

-Raleigh Local

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Posted by dws88 on 08/14/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I changed the headline to reflect the new information and RPD’s uncertainty. That being said, I wouldn’t characterize the original headline as “sensationalistic,” but rather a reflection of what we knew when the post went live. At the time, both law enforcement on the scene and witnesses fleeing the mall told us there was a shooting and people were sheltering in place.

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Posted by Jeffrey Billman on 08/14/2016 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

I have a more simple solution than trying to change the way police enforce our laws.
Whereas, marijuana damages the young ,still forming teenage brain and Whereas marijuana negatively alters your motivation and Whereas smoking damages your lungs and Whereas marijuana use DOES tend to lead to other drugs uses and Whereas we are responsible people in a law abiding community, those laws being set by our duly elected officials in a open election and Whereas we are the parents of young children up to age 25 according to Obama then we ACCEPT as our parental responsibility to encourage our children to NOT SMOKE POT and as our personal responsibility to not SMOKE POT or BREAK the LAWS

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Posted by havenfunnsuninnc on 08/14/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Care to change your sensationalist headline since there has been no shooter caught, no evidence of shooting, no bullet casings or anything?

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Posted by neutrino on 08/13/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Durham Gets a New Online Radio Station in Troon, Which Will Focus on Recordings from Area Clubs Radyo Dinle

Posted by BStar on 08/13/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The INDY's Tattoo Issue

how might facial Scarification imply the similar sense of the Spirit?

Posted by theseatree on 08/13/2016 at 12:07 AM

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