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Re: “Thom Tillis, Textbook Definition of a Schmuck, Says Goldman Sachs Is a Champion of the "Little Guys"

As an exercise in futility, I write to Thom about once a month. His answers are always very long and courteous, but I never get the impression that he has actually read and understood my letter. Instead his response always contains a shout-out to bipartisanship. So my next letter starts with the question "where was bipartisanship during the Obama administration?". I never get an answer to that.

Posted by margaretS on 03/25/2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

A response to the open letter:

Posted by fanonscholar on 03/24/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

A rebuttal to the political apathy in this open letter:

Posted by fanonscholar on 03/24/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

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Posted by Berry Anny Love on 03/23/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Raleigh landlord Bhola Gupta arrested for allegedly breaking into his own house, stealing tenants’ stuff

Perry Edwards who own the rooming house on 1209 E Jones St., Raleigh, NC, 27601 needs to be investigated. I been hearing bad complaints about that rooming house, so I decided to check it out. When you rent from Perry Edwards he have to see your social & ID. You have to give him the rent money and deposit. The rent that I have to give was 450 plus the deposit which was 50. It's severely mold in the bathroom, kitchen and the very last bedroom. That rooming house have bed bugs and roaches really bad. Perry rents to anybody. Crackheads, drunks, criminals, child predators, etc. He have a racist couple stay in the second front room attacking black women. He knows this but don't care. He just only cares about receiving his money nothing else. He doesn't give no rent receipts. He just come by the rooming house to pick up the rent money or you have to come to his office that looks like a drug spot. He pays off health inspectors just to pass him If he gets reported. And after the person reports him, he will kick them out and throw a restraining order on them and lie saying the renter never stayed there. And what makes it so bad he is an ex cop that use to work for Raleigh Police Department. The cops came over to the rooming house not to long ago. They came to the rooming house around 3 in the morning. I don't know what for. But I decided to be nosey. The cops are really racist over here as well. When how the cops was treating people of minorities over here. I felt sick to my stomach. I never heard so much racial slurs coming out cops mouths like this. I just lefted after that before taking pictures of the rooming house. I seen all I need to see and experience for myself. Perry Edwards needs to get put in jail.

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Posted by SMH3000 on 03/23/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

More bottom feeders attacking Murray without even having the faintest idea of anything he is actually written or believes. Hey, at least one of the protesters at "heard" about the book. I guess five minutes of Googling was too much to ask of the smear merchant who wrote this. I can't imagine while the whole campus antics movement is a national laughing stock. That is, when they aren't destroying property or sending female faculty members to the hospital.

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Posted by jfarmer on 03/22/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

Huh. Eller has stopped accepting Section 8 before:…

Now there are two stories. The story of these residents in Garner, and the ongoing story of Chapel Hill's affordable housing problem. If Eller was praised by the chamber for his affordable housing work, there's definitely a different standard out there.

Posted by morecoffeepls on 03/22/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce actually named Eller "Young professional of the year" in 2015. With no hint of irony, the Chamber praised Eller's work on behalf of affordable housing.

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Posted by David 1 on 03/22/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

No need to silence Mr. Murray as his ilk create their own form of a gag reflex and noise cancelling speech.His brand of endangered species warrants protection since being curious about him and others like him ensures he survives as a reminder of hate and why it exists.

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Posted by Glenn Maughan on 03/22/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

after producing stephen miller and richard spencer, you'd think duke could do better than a discredited eugenicist if they really wanna push the fallacy that every random nitwit is owed a public platform including academic promotion and law enforcement protection. who paid for the excessive cop presence? not the taxpayers I hope. duke should stick to enabling aggressive fouling on the basketball court and cut it out with the neofascism- it's become embarrassing to even admit to having relatives who attended the school.

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Posted by Robbie Breitweiser on 03/22/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

It seems that EPC LLC is Eller Capital Partners, of Chapel Hill. The president of that company, Daniel Eller, is on the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce and was named one of 40 under 40.

Completely shameful and the perfect example of why federal funding for the poor and disabled must not be slashed, because greed is actually NOT good and people will die.

Sure hope they choose a different path. And that goes for the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce, too. He shouldn't be on the board.

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Posted by morecoffeepls on 03/22/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

EPC LLC should be publicly shamed for throwing vulnerable citizens out on the street, especially in such a cold manner. that's harsh. i have no respect for the people that made that decision. What they do to others they will do to you.

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Posted by swabby on 03/21/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “CONFIRMED: District Attorney Roger Echols Will Not Prosecute DPD Officer Charles Barkley for Killing Frank Clark

- in news about Echols report
other media are still trivializing the execution-style head-shot as
..."struck Clark on the left side of his scalp, according to the report"...
[a mere flesh wound?]

Echol's report does NOT say Clark had
[a mere flesh wound?] "on the left side of the scalp";
other reporters are putting words in DA report
from misreading the autopsy.

AUTOPSY suggests he was downed by shattered right femur, [also not a mere flesh wound]
and shot through top of head, bullet traveling through brain
stopped in neck under skull, shot from about 2 feet away from the entry wound,
according to the fact that there was stippling
[from less than 3 feet] but no soot
[so from more than 1 foot]
at entrance wound
at TOP of Clark's head, DOWNWARD, with the bullet recovered from the neck, under the skull.

Seems like a quick execution.
[-- "Dead men tell no tales."]

DA report says
gun and shell casing reported to have been found to the LEFT of Clark's body,
& Clark's hands were swabbed (including his LEFT hand).

Did other media reporters who reported that Echol's report said that
Clark had been struck on the left side of his scalp
even read the DA's report?

indyweek best source in this case...

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/21/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: HB 2 Strikes Again

Oh yeah, blame "home court advantage."

As a gamecock fan who just moved to Durham, this doesn't portray Duke fans in a very good light. Y'all got outplayed.

Posted by Edward Teach on 03/20/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

My bad... check out my EP coming soon!

Posted by Funky Stu on 03/18/2017 at 5:00 AM

Re: “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK Plan a Cross-Burning in Asheboro. Sorry, People of Color, You’re Not Invited.

Someone should forward this invitation to the White House.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “SBI Completes Investigation into Frank Clark’s Shooting, Case Is Now in Durham County District Attorney’s Hands

Thank-you, indyweek,
for the Autopsy report - misquoted (during "sunshine week")
in some OTHERS' reports
(indyweek gets it right, and has covered this story
better than perfunctory reporting by others.)

Contrary to what others are suggesting, it was
NOT a mere scalp wound, but rather
"Entrance: scalp without soot, but with possible stippling"

[looks like shooter was standing over Clark
when shooting him in the head;
gun about two feet from scalp]:

From the Autopsy of Frank Clark
Gunshot wounds of head & right thigh.
A. Penetrating gunshot wound of head.
1. Entrance: left parietal scalp without soot, but with possible stippling
[Suggesting gunshot from a distance of between 12" and 36" (i.e. roughly 2 feet)
"When a shooting occurs at close range (up to 36 inches), gunshot residues
may be deposited on the surface of the victims skin.
Some of the [gunshot] debris associated with this 'stippling' phenomenon are
in pitting or indentation marks in the skin..." Soot occurs up to 12"
and the classic star-burst pattern
would indicate a contact gunshot,
although there was a "crescent-shaped margin"
"a 3/8 x 5/16" elliptical defect with a crescent-shaped margin of abrasion
... up to 3/16" at its maximum span."]
2. Fragment lodgements underlying scalp.
3. Bullet base lodgement: posterior neck inferior to skull base.
4. Fragmented bullet recovered.
5. Path: Perforation of skull and brain.
6. Direction: rightward, downward, and slightly backwards.

[Poorly written rewriting of the autopsy report that Frank Clark
"was shot on the left side of his scalp"
is like saying someone shot through the heart was shot on the skin.

The fact that the FEMUR was shattered from behind with no soot or stippling,
with slight downward trajectory,
and the trajectory and close range
of the head-shot [not a mere scalp wound] suggests that the deceased was
downed by the 1st strike
and then executed
- shot to the top back of his head
when he was down on his face ("dead men tell no tales."]

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “N.C. Fishers Face a Policy Battle Today That Will Affect Our Local Seafood Options

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Posted by Yulia Ye on 03/16/2017 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

Well that's one way to get a typo fixed. Thanks, Funky Stu. Stay funky.

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Posted by David Klein on 03/15/2017 at 3:32 PM

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