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Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Gene, here's a scenario for you. You are walking down the midway with your legal CCW weapon tucked into the waistband of your jeans. Suddenly someone pulls out a gun and starts shooting. You, being the upright citizen, pull out your gun and draw down on the bad guy. When the cops arrive they are going to see two people in civilian clothes with guns. How are they supposed to know that you are the good guy and not blow your butt away. The bottom line is that the public doesn't need your protection. We have people trained to do that.

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Posted by WaltB on 10/15/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

If the topic were about the right of our freedom to speak, vote, go to the church we chose, or to assemble, no one would tolerate such treatment. Of course, if the topic is firearms, this abuse is the new normal.

If all of our rights are not equally protected then they are all in danger. Just because someone decides not to carry a gun, does not give them the right to deny me my right to do so.

Why not prohibit violent criminals from going to the fair instead of armed citizens? Seems to me that you are concerned about the wrong things.

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Posted by Gene German on 10/15/2014 at 8:11 AM

Re: “The Siege of Adam & Eve

good post.
girl on girl

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Posted by Kobita Khan on 10/15/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Breaking: Amendment One is about to fall.

The NC Constitution says--

"Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts."

OK, now what is the definition of marriage in North Carolina?

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/14/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Eric Levinson

Law makers should really start working with addiction and recovery specialists when making laws on how to treat and what to do with drug offenders and addicts. Lots of these people that get caught using need help and not the type that is given jail. Experts like the ones at http://www.legacyfreedom.com/raleigh-rehab/ can help make better policy that actually address the problems and helps with the path to recovery.

Posted by Adam Norris on 10/14/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court case tests balance between privacy and law enforcement

It is unreasonable for the police to stop a driver for having only one brake light when the law requires only one brake light. The cocaine should have been suppressed (not been allowed to be used at trial). Otherwise we allow the police to stop anyone for any misunderstanding the police have of the law.

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Posted by Walter on 10/13/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Federal study: Voter ID laws decreased turnout in two states

A 2013 Pew study found that early voting reduces turnout. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/…

Is that "voter suppression"?

The GAO Study states that 5 of 10 studies of voter ID show no change in turnout and 1of the studies showed an increase in turnout. Also the GAO study states that 81% of African Americans have the right id to vote, versus 85% of whites, a much smaller difference that advocates would have you believe.

Not sure this study says more that a change in requirements to vote can produce a temporary change in voting.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/13/2014 at 5:20 AM

Re: “A weekend in Raleigh doing good with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Totally related subject, Amendment One fell today. Jamie Hahn is smiling down on us, Nation says on his FB page.

I'm smiling too. So is everyone who's worked for the Indy since 1999, which is when I started. Gay marriages are taking place right now in NC and our state will be better for them. Congratulations to my editors, Bob Moser, Richard Hart, Lisa Sorg and to Steve Schewel, who put our ship in the water and set sail for progress way back when.

Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 10/10/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “A weekend in Raleigh doing good with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Location changed: "Gathering for Good" will be at Contemporary Art Museum, 9-11a.m. Here's the Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/4236107811…

Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 10/10/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “A weekend in Raleigh doing good with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Could be the final Second Saturday events of the year tomorrow morning. The JKHF-sponsored Gathering for Good in Moore Square, 9-11 a.m., continues the conversation about the local food movement, hunger in the community and the ideas behind the Raleigh Food Corridor. From the source:

"Walk, talk, and brainstorm a better food system! Using the four sides of Moore Square as inspiration and example, this Gathering For Good will focus in on the roles that chefs, farmers markets, education, and community service can play in food system change, using mini-brainstormings led by Community Food Lab. The ideas that come out will be used to spark energy and drive action in the local food movement."

Check the Raleigh Food Corridor website for the rest.

Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 10/10/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Apartments slated for meadow next to Greystone Inn in Morehead Hill

I love that there is so much interest to build Downtown but let's build in the plenty of empty lots in Central Downtown, not a historic residential neighborhood. Especially with the ridiculous parking lots, I believe that much surface parking is not required for this project, it takes away from the neighborhood.

Posted by Evan Gadow on 10/09/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “A novel art hotel concept is coming to a historic downtown Durham building

I love that they took the sign off the top, it was originally designed not to have a sign.

Posted by Evan Gadow on 10/09/2014 at 3:16 PM
Posted by Mary Beth Cross on 10/09/2014 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Mosaic Wine Lounge's Fall Music Fest ends this weekend

Amazing festival indeed !

Was looking for galleries or videos and couldn't find any :(

http://psytranceportal.com/
http://www.mesibatube.com/
http://www.nightout.co.il/

Posted by Jenny Tegar on 10/09/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Greystone project delayed, innovation district launched, condo-mania continues downtown

Thanks for continuing to comment about the lack of affordable housing in the downtown area. My guess is there are very few of us who work in downtown that can afford a starting price of $230,000.

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Posted by Annette Smith on 10/09/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Durham's Horse & Buggy Press combines the oldest and latest printing techniques in unique books

Great article, and right on about what makes Dave's work at H&B stand out -- design sense + willingness and ability to work with the full range of available technologies. Thanks for shining some well-deserved light on his work specifically, and this kind of work in general.

Posted by Josh Hockensmith on 10/09/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Republican incumbent resorts to desperate name-calling in re-election campaign

Still a stretch to bring Art Pope into this story.

But having built him up as North Carolina's Devil Incarnate, I guess you want to cash in.

I suspect in the end we will find as usual that the Dem candidate had as much or more financial support in this race.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/09/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The Republican incumbent resorts to desperate name-calling in re-election campaign

Posted by Wiley Post on 10/08/2014 at 11:08 AM

Why is spin in quotes, Johann? Oh, and it's Democratic Party.

>>> Spin is in quotes because it was used euphemistically. DUH.
As for Democrat, it is more appropriately "DemoCrap" or "Demoncrat"
since progressives are at the root of virtually every problem that ails this once great country.
To reinforce that notion, I'll "Detroit" in quotes, too....

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Posted by johannvonbingen on 10/09/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “The Republican incumbent resorts to desperate name-calling in re-election campaign

Read carefully, near the end of the page it lists Art Pope as one of its former directors. And our story reads AFP is "backed in part ... by Art Pope," which is correct.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 10/09/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “The Republican incumbent resorts to desperate name-calling in re-election campaign

Your source (Art Pope Exposed) does not list Art Pope as one of AFP's 5 directors. It does claim a contribution to AFP four years ago.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/09/2014 at 5:24 AM

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