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Re: “Amy Adams’s Authenticity Elevates Tom Ford’s Glam Pulp Fiction in Nocturnal Animals

4 Stars for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS? What a joke! The unnecessarily explicit -- and ultimately pointless -- opening scene of nude, grotesquely fat women trying to gyrate provocatively at an art opening will have many members of the audience reaching for the barf bag or walking out altogether. That stomach-turning scene doesn't connect with anything else in the movie -- it's inserted simply for its shock value -- and it makes an otherwise riveting revenge story unrecommendable, IMHO. Only a Tom Ford fan boy, such as Glenn McDonald, would send his unsuspecting readers to such a deeply flawed film, without warning them that they might not make it through the first five minutes without tossing their cookies.

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Posted by robertm748 on 12/15/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Special Session Part II: "This Is as Serious as It Gets in North Carolina"

OK, so please provide concrete things we can do to stop them.

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Posted by Jill C. on 12/15/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Special Session Part II: "This Is as Serious as It Gets in North Carolina"

Coup d'State !
NC Senate leader Vladimir Putin Jr and House Speaker Boris Badenov plan their catchall gum up all bill Governor's Operating Powers Stolen, Taken Or Prevented (GOPSTOP) bill, saying it proves your vote means nothing if it's not counted for a right wing Republican.

George W

Posted by George W on 12/15/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Here's What Happened at the General Assembly Yesterday, and What Might Happen Next

This GOP legislature shows disdain for democratic institutions. It wants power and takes it by any means necessary. Gone are the good of the people, public service, bipartisanship, decency, and fair play. I'm so sad to see my chosen state destroyed like this.

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Posted by chappa hillian on 12/15/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Stay Tuned for Shenanigans: The General Assembly Just Called Another Special Session

This is the most unethical team of legislatures In decades.

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Posted by Jake 1 on 12/14/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “If Durham and Orange County Want Light Rail, They’ll Have to Pay Up

So many empty buses running all over the place, and they think we need a train? Another big feel good waste of taxpayer money. The state said "no" and these folks just can't seem to take no for an answer. I hope Durham wises up before it is too late and says "no" also.

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Posted by John Trololo on 12/14/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Accused By an Ex-Cop of Excessive Force in 2014, Three Durham Officers Escaped Discipline

This is very reminiscent of some stories in an episode of John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" on police accountability: Link to the summary (or view the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaD84DTGUL…

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Posted by JE on 12/14/2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “If Durham and Orange County Want Light Rail, They’ll Have to Pay Up

The $240 million assumes that the state funds at the maximum 10% - and is the tip of the iceberg.

The project is now estimated to cost over $2 billion - and its still in planning stages. If the counties assume 40% (or more) of the risk, what is their risk for project overruns? 40% or more? Oh - and we wont see the first train before 2028 - when we're going to need a lot more service than a train running between Duke and UNC.

Increased financing costs (interest expense) are likely to be in the tens of millions. That's because the feds have slowed their reimbursement rates -and GoTriangle doesn't have a credit rating. Then there's inflation - and all signs are pointing to higher interest rates in the future. Don't forget compounding.

Thanks to Mr Reece and others who are genuinely concerned about the future and want to bring robust, high quality transportation Durham and Orange County. Shame on those who continue to represent that DOLRT is an alternative to roads and congestion. With all the park n rides and at-grade crossings in downtown, DOLRT is likely to make things a lot worse. A transit-oriented community needs a lot more than an expensive train in 2028.

Wake County will have 140 miles of high speed/high frequency transportation throughout the county, long before the first DOLRT train leaves the station. Here's what Wake is planning. Worth considering.
http://www.waketransit.com/wp-content/uplo…

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 12/14/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “December 7 crossword

This is last week's puzzle.

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Posted by Bob Rosen on 12/14/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Members of Congress Accuse the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of Not Protecting Red Wolves

First of all the red wolf is not a species... hasn't been since probably before the founding of the country. Even the genetic studies that are most favorable to the red wolf advocates show that the remaining 150 or so are a heavy admixture of coyote.

Not a species, not eligible for protection under ESA. Pretty simple...

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Posted by Mike Moore on 12/14/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Bye Bye, Triangle Brewing Company, Which Is Closing Its Doors After Nearly a Decade

I noticed a couple of stores in Raleigh still sell the Golden Ale. Can you tell me all the stores that might still carry it? I'm not much of a beer drinker but this was the best beer I've ever had.

Posted by Jimesha on 12/13/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “The struggle: Through trial and travail, newscaster and singer Pam Saulsby enters a second act

Pam I'm so glad you are back on the air. Thanks for being so very honest with your struggles in this article. I missed that smile and happiness you brought to the broadcast. Congratulations on what you are now doing with this chapter in your life.

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Posted by Brenda Quick on 12/12/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “With the Trump Presidency Looming, Women Are Getting IUDs While They Still Can

I hope every woman who believes in reproductive freedom, who supports HIPAA and the right to medical privacy, refuses to have children until women have the control over our bodies and are finally recognized as the Persons Most Knowledgeable. If this is an effort to control sex lives, pay attention to your own bedrooms. There are a lot of unwanted children who need homes, which is squarely the fault of, and no doubt thanks to, the idiots who support a Control Women agenda.

Posted by eshrdlu on 12/11/2016 at 10:03 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

Lol I'm reading of jek to no delusional rantings and an ar would not ever take of someones arm lol definitely not there head

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Posted by Emily Davis on 12/11/2016 at 9:39 AM

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

There are currently 14 drivers officially signed up as plaintiffs in this case as of 12/9/16.

Posted by Barry Mota on 12/09/2016 at 11:33 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

By the way they will never repeal the 2nd ammendment so if that's what you want France is your best bet, by the way Mexico is a gun free country yet it's one of the most violent countrya in the world maby we should turn in our kitchen knives and household products that can be used as explosives which by the way is allot

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Posted by Emily Davis on 12/09/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

Jek to no on one hand your against killing and weapons on the other you wish death on gun owners simply because you disagree ignorant

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Posted by Emily Davis on 12/09/2016 at 12:37 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

I hunt with an ar 15 so I know from experience that it definitely does not ruin the meat it does less damage then my 240 so don't talk about things that you have know idea 5.56 is a very affective hunting weapon

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Posted by Emily Davis on 12/09/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “That Big Ku Klux Klan Rally Didn’t Amount to Much

here's evidence of the startling changes that we've experienced over that last 50 years, and perhaps a hopeful vista for any curious sexual minorities in your readership:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ASAnews/status/…

Posted by theseatree on 12/09/2016 at 5:09 AM

Re: “An Initiative to Counter Discrimination Against Female Theater Directors Provokes a Discrimination Complaint in Raleigh

The pendulum is swinging on both sides but it's great to see how hard it's swinging to the left in many local areas compared to the hard right pendulum swing that elected Donald J. Trump. http://killingthebreeze.com/pendulum_effect/

Posted by RAriano on 12/08/2016 at 8:25 PM

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