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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:…

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.

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

Re: “The INDY Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Nice job handing the country over to Donald Trump, idiots.

One month later... what have we learned? Well maybe, if you're a "progressive" newspaper, maybe endorse the progressive candidate next time? Especially when it's someone who has much better chances to win. I'm just throwing ideas out there.

Posted by BEES on 12/08/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “McDougald Terrace Residents Say the Cop Who Killed Frank Clark Has Terrorized Them for Years

What's the point of submitting complaints about bad cops and bad policies?

People in and near "Target Areas" like McDougald Terrace & Rochelle Manor
[where a Latino teenager from Riverside High-School was subjected to a public ANAL
strip-"search" by cops because he was dating a Black girl]
have complained for years about police harassment in general, and specific cops
in particular, and complaints about the complaint process
and policies
"fall on deaf ears".

Complaints about sewer-mouth cops (calling women "b!tch" for example) are not new
[I've complained about cops calling women "ugly" "fat-ass" "b!tch" and "porch monkeys", etc]
and shortly before La-La-La-I-don't-want-to-hear-about-it-Lopez was forced out,
WNCN investigates…
reported that the Durham Police Department is worse than any department in the area in
failing to document use of force, including use of weapons.

In August, I asked Chief Davis about some cops jerking their guns out so often
other cops call them "jerk-offs," and that the Durham Police Department does not
document use of force like other departments do, especially against pedestrians,
but that if the DPD required its cops to document it when they
pull a weapon and they do not do so, they can be fired BEFORE
they shoot someone. She said cops aren't gonna tell on themselves, and that
it is the responsibility of civilians to report police force use of force,
and that they can't know what their cops are doing unless we report them;
when I said desk officers don't document complaints taken to them,
she said we should take our complaints to the Civilian Police Review Board;
they're useless, will not take complaints about police misconduct, &
Durham One Call [560-1200] will not take complaints about police misconduct.
She said she wanted to talk to me after the meeting, but then
when I said I've been stopped hundreds of times and searched at gunpoint,
she said: "I wonder why?" and turned her back and walked away.
The next day, at McDougald Terrace [Nat'l "Night Out"], I told her
I wanted to answer her [snarky] question: I said I used to live across the street,
in Lincoln Apartments, worked there and at Durham Tech & NCCU, tutoring kids,
including kids from McDougald Terrace,
and that no one should have trouble with cops because of where they live.
She said: "It's a target area" and turned her back and walked away again,
to smile at children for a 'photo op.

"It's a target area." - That's why 'jerk-off' cops [Like Barkley?] can jerk their guns out
"all the time" like they say in McDougald: people in DPD target areas are targets,
as indicated by the photo of Frank Clark with a bullet hole in the back of his head
in the print version of this article.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 12/08/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “A New Local Cookbook, Southern Breads, Celebrates a Storied Southern Staple

Using a stand mixer, whisk for about 10 minutes or until Swiss meringue is firm and bowl feels cool. best panini press

Posted by jadegraham on 12/08/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Carolina RailHawks Change Name, Announce Plans For MLS Bid

Yep, even rename of your business is e'er great solution to get better organisation. You may apply certain technical utility (for example, ). Service will evidently aid everyone with all or at least huge part of graphic constituent.

Posted by Fred Alsberg Jr. on 12/08/2016 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Duke Energy’s Natural Gas Plant on Duke University’s Campus Is On Hold

As always, that holdover from the "China Syndrome" anti nuke days NC WARN screams the sky is falling and they of course wrong once again, and they will be ignored, thank heavens.

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Posted by John Trololo on 12/07/2016 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Oak City Slums and ZenSoFly Are Twin Engines Ramping Up Raleigh’s Bass Music

I've had nothing but positive experiences working with Slums, his music always seemed to me more club ready where raund haus tends to be more experimental, but one is a solo artist and one is a showcase, so that's more the reason for the confusion.

Posted by Daniel Stark on 12/07/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Raleigh Approves Oak City Outreach Center Funding

That is not SE Raleigh.........

Posted by arthurb3 on 12/07/2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Oak City Slums and ZenSoFly Are Twin Engines Ramping Up Raleigh’s Bass Music

That entire conversation only circulated among the beat community and a few others who chimed in. Then, it was deleted. The point of bringing it back to life is to inform the larger community about what happened among a very prominent community of musicians. Also, the fact you're expressing some level of sensitivity toward my making a judgment about Slums' being "ahead" of whomever, may indicate that there is still some lingering "attitude" about the whole issue.

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Posted by Eric Tullis on 12/07/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Despite Urban Sprawl and Industry, a Durham Family Collard Farm Lives On

I love collards. My friends and family tell me I cook the best they've ever eaten. I got that from my grandmother. One thing I've added to the preparation sorta goes with the best collards have been hit by frost. I don't wait for the frost; instead, I clean them really good, cut them into big chunks, bag them in one of those 2.5 gallon freezer bags, squish all the air out of the bag, and freeze them overnight. They have to be defrosted the next day, or they'll turn to mush. Why freeze them? It's science. Collards have a thick, sturdy cell wall, and the freezing tenderizes them. The cooking takes less time, and that means your house doesn't get so smelly. Long-cooked collards stink. If you can find it, either a good ham hock or hog jowl cooked with the greens is great. Now, I can cook traditional Southern foods; however, never greasy in my house. That's an urban legend about greasy traditional southern food. Southerners cooked with pork because most families raised a hog or two, and that pork in veggies was the main meat protein source. 'Nuff said! Good eating folks.

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Posted by Kitty Hegemann 1 on 12/07/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Oak City Slums and ZenSoFly Are Twin Engines Ramping Up Raleigh’s Bass Music

Slums' comments on sexism in the industry are something of a dead horse at this point, not sure what the point of bringing it back to life is... also raund haus is a crew of musicians with different performers for every show, usually they don't sound anything like Slums so saying he's "ahead" of them misses the point. but for sure a great performer with big things ahead

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Posted by Daniel Stark on 12/07/2016 at 1:09 PM

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

LOL - confirming what we know: a) they're cowards, b) they can't organize their way out of a paper bag, and c) they shouldn't be allowed to carry guns or, apparently, knives. What a bunch of idiots.
Surprised they didn't call it off because they forgot to pick up their hoods from the dry cleaners.

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Posted by canesfan on 12/07/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “It’s Time to Stop Laughing Off Poor White Men’s Malignancy—And Their Humanity

In this article I read that "[w]hite men are a huge problem." This is blatantly racist and sexist. It holds an entire group of people responsible for what only some of them have done. It tells me, a white man who supported Clinton and abhors Trump, that I am somehow responsible for the behavior of other people who share superficial characteristics with me. The essence of racism and sexism is to not see individuals.

Yes, yes. I know that for decades the idea has been put about that racism and sexism are not about any and all negative racial and gender generalizations. They have to be, according to these redefinitions, generalizations made by someone from a dominant group. But I have never accepted these redefinitions of the terms "racism" and "sexism" and no one has ever provided a good reason why I should. I think it is just a way to cut off discussion by ruling out some concerns by rigged definition.

If the shock of the Trump election is a wake-up call for liberal intellectuals, that has to go way beyond articles like this one. We liberals, as I have said for those many decades, must stop this delusion that it somehow combats prejudiced judgments about African Americans and women to make prejudiced judgments about white people and men. Racism against whites and sexism against men simply increases the racism and sexism in the world. Please consider, along these lines, the following. Peace out.

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Posted by James Coley on 12/07/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “In Shock Move, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes Resigns

Politics is the art of the possible. Sometimes the hardest thing for a political neophyte to withstand is only getting 95% of what you asked for. Some people just don't know how to take yes for an answer. I hope Ms. Holmes reconsiders quickly. I would hate to see someone that passionate and effective, throw away a budding political career.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Raymond Voigt on 12/06/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Breaking: Pat McCrory Concedes Governor's Race

I'm honestly surprised. I had expected that he would only accept if the vote flipped.

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Posted by AgentDani on 12/05/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Smug Revisionism

Please, Mr. Keen, inform us on what kind of person Hilary Clinton is. But please leave out the innuendo, unsupported and false information. I would certainly appreciate becoming more informed and less ignorant (as you put it), especially from a person who claims to know so much about Clinton that we are all apparently missing.

Posted by GorSun on 12/05/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Durham Councilwoman: Why Are Cops Involved in Frank Clark Shooting Still on Force?

Thank you Councilwoman Jillian Johnson for your powerful courage to speak out the truth for us all who do not have a voice and cannot force those in power to listen to us. That's also why you received overwhelming support to win your position. Continue speaking out in truth for us all!

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Posted by Mariam Whitelle on 12/05/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Profiles in Courage

Energy Transfer Partners said this changes nothing and they're going to drill anyway --…

That General Assembly Special Session could be where McCrory might be planning on packing the N.C. Supreme Court with two extra seats, shifting it from 4/3 pro-Democrat (which would help soon-to-be Gov. Roy Cooper slightly to counterbalance the Republican supermajority in both the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate) to 5/4 pro-Republican.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 12/05/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Impeach Judge Michael Denning. Does anyone find it very odd that Judge Michael Denning has not been impeached as a Judge yet?? He stated during a court hearing "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." Yet, Judge Michael Denning continues to be a Judge. Is there a shortage of Judges in the United States?? It is disgusting that the Wake County Courts allow Judge Michael Denning to continue to be a Judge when he clearly made a discriminatory comment during a court hearing. His friend and colleague, Judge Christine Walczyk knows about the comment and ignores it. Judge Christine Walczyk is too busy committing perjury and violating the rules of the court to care about her friend and colleague making a discriminatory comment. I personally witnessed Judge Christine Walcyzk lie about what one of the witnesses stated during a court hearing. It is despicable how corrupt Judges, Judge Michael Denning and Judge Christine Walczyk continue to be Judges in the Wake County Court and in the family court. These two individuals have no business being family court judges. Judge Michael Denning stayed on a case where according to the Judicial Code of Conduct he was required to recuse himself. Did he do that?? Nope. Denning just stayed on the case even though he previously worked for people greatly involved in the case, Denning's brother is personal friends with people in the case, he works with people in the case and both he and his brother are very close personal friends with them and Denning's brother used to live with a person in the case. Someone should write a book about this, I think it would become a NY Times bestseller because the corruption of Judge Michael Denning and Judge Christine Walczyk is overwhelming!! Let's not forget about the third corrupt person in this, Judge Robert Rader, whom is the Chief District Court Judge, he has known about Judge Michael Denning making the discriminatory comment and what did he do about it?? Here comes the suspenseful answer, He IGNORED it. Oh and his wife contributed large sums of money to Judge Christine Walczyk's campaign so Rader would never reassign her off of a case no matter what she does and I mean no matter what. Walczyk has already violated a multitude of rules of the Court, committed perjury, she acts like she is out of control at court hearings (there are at least 5 audio recordings to prove this that are made from the Wake County court) and still Rader ignores everything. I am not the Plaintiff or the Defendant in the case but it is horrible sitting in the Court watching Judge Christine Walczyk in action. She is truly a corrupt Judge and stands against what America stands for and supports, which is a fair and impartial court system. I have faith that when all of the facts come out, both Judge Michael Denning and Judge Christine Walczyk will be impeached as Judges.

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Posted by Justice in the Courts on 12/02/2016 at 8:03 PM

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