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Re: “The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine

Who are Jackson Farming Company's customers? Seems like this is the only place to apply pressure.

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Posted by Donald Chartier on 11/09/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service?

I know how many feel. I live between Benson and Highway 210. The only internet available, except satellite, is CenturyLink. Our speed is 3mbs download. Not only that, our phone service is in and out thus our internet service. Time Warner won't even try to get us their service. Our CL technician lives across the street from a new upscale subdivision. He has 3mbs and the neighbors have 100mbs. Go figure that one out. Getting higher speeds isn't that expensive, but there is no incentive for CL to upgrade their system or for Time Warner to lay the cable for theirs. Complaints are ignored and I can just about hear the service representatives snickering over the phone.

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Posted by Kitty Hegemann 1 on 11/09/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “NF Tumor Foundation Golf Tournament

This event is postponed the new date is March 27

Posted by Mike Gauss on 11/09/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

Respectfully, I don't see what the point of this article is. It neatly summarizes this year while putting five dollar words behind everything everyone already knows without providing any deeper insight. You ponder potential change and solutions to our problems, but the ideas are once again obvious, brief, and weak at best. You even conclude that none of them will happen. I'm just left thinking, "Yes, and...?"

What are you trying to do for the reader that they can't already conclude for themselves from a few Google searches? I honestly would like to know because clearly I'm missing something, but want to remain an interested reader.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

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Posted by gwalters on 11/09/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Undercover at North Carolina's Final Gathering of Trump's Army

Winning... I hope this string of victories continue...

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/09/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

A reasonable person would find much to agree in what you wrote but one passage stood out for me

"A major political party, overtaken by uncompromising zealots, has made unbridled, unprecedented obstructionism its central organizing principle and fealty to the gun lobby and unfettered corporate greed its number one focus. "


One could honestly say that you provide no differentiation between the Democrats and the Republicans based on the one small part alone. I do not mean to cherry pick here but merely to point out that you can't really point out the Perils of Trumpism without also indicting the naked ambition of the Clinton Crime family and their retinue of enablers and conspirators.

It was no secret that the Republican National Committee did not want Donald Trump and was actively colluding against him. The Democrats, however , made a sham of the process of pretending to countenance the challenge of Senator Sanders while secretly colluding with the Clinton campaign the entire time. That broke a trust that I think many Sanders supporters could not abide.

But, in the interest of moving forward, I would like to make a gesture of concession to you. If we can agree that we think that both candidates are a$$holes then I think we can build on that. :)

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/09/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Theater News: Common Ground Theatre to Go Dark in December

Thanks for being there. You will be missed.

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Posted by vidvis on 11/09/2016 at 9:44 AM

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

Well everyone, consider this. Judge Denning lived in China and has a personal perspective, how many of you can claim the same pedigree? I'll guess few to none.

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Posted by Michael Wardell on 11/08/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Undercover at North Carolina's Final Gathering of Trump's Army

Kenneth, you express so well the frustration most of us feel. For you to have had the courage, the self control to attend the rally speaks volumes of your fine character. It has been a ghastly time, a growing malignancy in our country. I believe that truth, honor, and substance will prevail. And then the reunification of our brothers and sisters will begin.

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Posted by Wendy Girl on 11/08/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Good Golly, Miss Molly: The Adventures of a Triangle Domme

Miss Molly sounds awesome and I hope to experience a session with her soon.
SYBIAN Man

Posted by Stan Man on 11/08/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “KKK Drops Flyers In Raleigh Neighborhood As Part of Seemingly Coordinated National Campaign

This is bizarre! Of all the years I've lived in Durham and Raleigh, I've never heard of anything so ridiculous! I work at Real Estate By Design in Durham and someone once left a flyer for a cat washing service (LOL), which I thought was crazy enough, but this takes the cake!
Regards,
Alisa
Real Estate By Design
2327 Englert Drive #100
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 319-9456
http://www.realestatebydesignnc.com

Posted by realestatebydesign on 11/07/2016 at 11:29 PM

Re: “The INDY’s Elections Contest: Guess the Results, Win a Prize

welp, that's exactly the same map I planned to pick (save for making NE all red and ME all blue), so no fun in that!

Posted by Van Buren Boy on 11/07/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Marty Martin

so does this mean he didn't take the time to fill out the questionnaire like all the other candidates? he just sent his campaign flyer?

Posted by Ben Nandy on 11/07/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Restaurant Merry-Go-Round at 403 West Rosemary Comes to a Strong Stop at Northside District

Had dinner at Northside District this past weekend and everything about our experience was excruciatingly slow. Empty drinks went unfilled. When the food finally came out, everything was pretty tasty, but why does it take 40 minutes to make a salad? Its not like the dining room was busy whatsoever.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 11/07/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners

I'm going to respectfully disagree that "Howard was correct to support the zoning measure." This particular measure defies any kind of common sense and was pushed through with very little opportunity for public input until it was already essentially a done deal. I agree that some kind of county wide zoning is a good thing, but changing all unzoned areas to 1 acre residential is just plain lazy and irresponsible. Several times I asked why it was done this way. The best answer I could get is that it is for "consistency". I'm not sure why we need this kind of consistency in such a diverse county. At a minimum, shouldn't the watershed around Jordan Lake be zoned as something that prevents development? The Army Corps already forbids building much of anything on their land, so this newfound "consistency" is awfully confusing. Zoning farm land for residential use and then grandfathering the agricultural use is, in my view, a sneaky way of setting the stage for future development.

I may vote for Howard anyway, but I'm sure going to disagree with her position on this issue.

Posted by Monty Brekke on 11/07/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Vendor Space Application Form

Please type or print clearly. Vendor space is available on first come first serve basis.

Business Name/DBA: ______________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Phone and Email: ______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
Street City State Zip
Describe items for sale:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Vendor Booth Fee $100.00 1 Table per vendor provided

Please include a money order or bank counter check payable to The Ujima Group, Inc. for the amount indicated above ($100.00). No personal checks accepted. May pay cash at the door-for this event only.
Vendor Space Guidelines

Vendor spaces will be designated by event organizers
Goal
The objective is to offer a marketplace for local entrepreneurs to promote and showcase their artifacts, products, art and services.
Booth
Each booth space includes one table. Tables used are of the standard 30x72 size. Appropriate table covering will be provided (as needed). You are responsible for the set-up and clean-up of your booth area after the event.
If you need electrical outlets or anything else, please discuss it with The Ujima Group, Inc. before submitting your application.
There will be a designated marketplace time from 10:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. for vendors to market their artwork, jewelry, clothing and other artifacts prior to the start of the program which begins at 11:00 P.M. In addition to the designated timeframe, vendors will have an opportunity to market and sell throughout the day until 4:30 P.M.
The event closes at 5:00 P.M.






Participation and Payment

Full payment must be received on the day of the event. There are a limited number of booths available. Payments will be accepted at the door for this event only.
The Ujima Group, Inc. reserves the right to refuse participation by anyone who misrepresents themselves, their business or service.
After your application has been accepted, no refunds will be made for withdrawal from the event.

Restrictions on items for sale and noise pollution

No food or beverage of any kind can be sold at vendor booth. Selling food at your booth is a violation of the Wake County Health Code.
Open audio systems are strictly prohibited. Headset based audio systems may be used to sample music.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in dismissal from the event.

Please review these guidelines carefully. If you agree to and accept these policies, please sign at the front of this form.
I have read Vendor Space Guidelines for African American History Celebration and agree to the policies .


___________________________________________________ __________________________________
Signature Print name Date

For more information contact:

Lester Thomas
Karyn C. Thomas
(919) 380-7020
firstfruitmmgtgroup@gmail.com
lesterthomas845@yahoo.com

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Posted by leslthm on 11/07/2016 at 4:41 AM

Re: “22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

The Ujima Group, Inc.
22nd ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION
Theme: "It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day"
Thursday, December 29, 2016, 11 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Contacts:
Lester Thomas
Karyn C. Thomas
(919) 380-7020
firstfruitmmgtgroup@gmail.com
lesterthomas845@yahoo.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARY, NC The Ujima Group, Inc. in partnership with the Town of Cary will host its 22nd Kwanzaa Celebration at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue located in downtown Cary, NC. 27511 .
The theme for this years celebration is "It's a New Dawn; It's a New Day "and will feature a performance by The Children Dance Group Name - Kuumba Dance Company at 1:00 pm followed by Elegba, from the Yoruba cosmology of West Africa 4:00 pm. Orisa or intercessor who opens the roads, bringing clarity. The Elegba Folklore Society is a year-round, lively celebration of African and African American culture which will be performing at the 22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration in Cary, NC, Thursday, December 29, 2016.
In the tradition of every Kwanzaa celebration there will be a procession of the elders and the Harambee Circle.
Kwanzaa is a community cultural celebration that pays tribute to the African- American heritage by calling into practice seven values unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
There will be fun and activities for the entire family -- young and old. Doors open at 11:00 am for the vendor marketplace and Childrens Village. The program and performance begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.
The Town of Cary co-sponsors the Kwanzaa Celebration through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department with The Ujima Group Inc., a non-profit 501c3 community organization.
For vendor space and general information, contact Lester Thomas, at (919) 380-7020 or email to: lesterthomas845@yahoo.com. For location and directions, call The Cary Arts Center at (919) 469-4069.

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Posted by leslthm on 11/07/2016 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Sheryl Monks

The date and time for this event is wrong. Sheryl Monks will be reading at The Regulator on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6PM. Please see the calendar on The Regulator's website.

Posted by Sheryl Monks on 11/06/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Long Shots: Why Gary Johnson Isn’t Worthy of Millennials’ Protest Votes

Mr. Blest's article is just another in a long line of logically strained, contradictory, and ultimately failed attempts I've heard over the years to argue against and discredit libertarians and the libertarian philosophy. One of the great ironies of our current political environment is that for all of their differences the Left and the Right can come together on one thing ; their fear and loathing of libertarians. They have good reason to be afraid. Be very afraid. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but eventually millennials and the younger generations after them, are going to tire of this business as usual that the author (and other "progressives" and conservatives) implicitly support in his article.

As a previous poster pointed out, the author's attempt to link Johnson to HB2 and Pat McCrory are indeed feeble and unconvincing. Blest mentions Johnson's support of LGBTQ rights, marijuana legalization, his pro-choice and pro gay marriage positions, his criticism of HB2, and then turns around and state that Johnson "is effectively the same brand of conservative as the governor of North Carolina."

Huh?!

Blest then attempts to support this non sequitur with a statement of pure speculation that assumes mind reading abilities by saying "it's hard to see how a law sold as relieving a burden on businesses wouldn't have met with his approval" . Well, clearly we KNOW that the law did not meet with his approval because (drum roll) that's what he ACTUALLY SAID ! Regardless of weather he may have approved of some other portions of the law, he voiced opposition to it based on moral and civil libertarian grounds, which makes the gulf between him and McCrory pretty wide actually. The simple fact of the matter is that for decades the political establishment as represented by the Left and the Right have been in control and have arrogantly strutted the American political and social landscape like Negan in The Walking Dead with its baseball bat composed of equal parts expanding government power, regulation and soul crushing "social safety net" and other "social programs", and failing government schools, of the type that Mr. Blest apparently thinks are so sacrosanct that they should never be criticized, reformed, or, parish the thought, done away with. Additionally, fear and class warfare mongering and race baiting make up important components of their weapon. Through in an expanding surveillance state and a foreign policy that under the past two administrations has indeed been reckless and costly (a truth regardless of whether any of us knows off the top of our head where Aleppo is. That's what an atlas or Google is for.)

To paraphrase Mr. Blest, if that's your thing sure vote for Hillary, or Trump. But if you, do it's hard to see why you would consider yourself a thinking, or moral person that actually cares about yourself, others, or your country.

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Posted by Montag on 11/06/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Red for Cure: A Forum on Black Women & HIV Cure

My name is John Pritzker i will like us to share tips on how to identify
a real spell caster cos a lot of people have fallen victim of scam as i
have come across lots of comments lately (i was a victim too) and from
experience and what i know i decide to open this thread, only fake spell
casters ask for the followings: COURIER CHARGES: no matter where you are in
the world, no matter the distance and continent a real spell caster will
cast a spell effectively without you seeing it or the spell caster getting
it to you to use it so long as he has the names or pix..the spell will work
itself.. STRAIGHT: no excuses for failure, if money was needed in the first
place for courier he should have say so, so one can know how prepared he
is..i did rather pay $2000 at once to get my result rather than paying $200
for excuses to get more money..its not bad paying for items but the end
result might be an excuse THREAT: if you get fed up of sending money after
money, they begin to threaten one with death and madness.. NIGERIA; about
90% of them are Nigerians not saying they don't have real spell casters cos
they are spiritually gifted in Africa but the impersonation is too much,
the fake are more than the real.. i fell a victim of scam twice to a
certain Dr. Usman and Dr. Afam. they both ripped me to shred before i
realized almost $4700 was gone until i came across Dr. OVON who told me
how to know a fake spell caster, he helped me CURE my HIV infection without
failure or excuse in 5 days.. Am Cured and happy now for about a
month..his e-mail is Perfercuretemple@yahoo.com or call him on lets beware of scammers
and share experience, suggestion and solutions..thanks, thats why am dropping the email of the doctor in case you need his help concerning deadly virus you might be passing through in life. Here is the email of the doctor {perfercuretemple@gmail.com}

Posted by John Pritzker on 11/05/2016 at 5:00 AM

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