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Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

This is news?? It would be more interesting if it delved into the GOP plans and how the neighborhood reacts that the house is no longer vacant. The paperwork allegation asound pretty trivial.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by MJKopechne on 07/26/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Liquid shampoo was invented in 1927. Shampoo was invented in 1898 as a water-soluble powder. And anyway if there was a shampoo ad between 1927 and 1930, then that is within range.

But your comment about shampoo was just plain silly, unlike your other assertions about pit bulls, which are uninformed, unhelpful and downright harmful.

Posted by Constance Keptic on 07/26/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “In Durham, Rich Neighborhoods Have Plenty of Trees. Poor Neighborhoods, Not So Much

The children and tennants of Franklin Village are destroying their own trees. I witnessed a group of children literally rip down a small tree that had recently been planted and another tree that had been hit was stuck under a car parked in Franklin Village. A total of 5 trees out there have been lost since planting just 2 years ago or less. My Latino neighbors who rent, cook outdoors very often and routinely cut down branches and entire trees to fuel their fires. After 2 years, they are now driving elsewhere to cut their wood. Who knows where, but im sure its in Durham!I agree that there should be more planting in these areas mentioned, but Im betting some portion of the population in those areas could care less. The people that appear to care have gardens and potted plants in these neighborhoods, but wont plant a tree on their own?

Posted by heartattack82 on 07/26/2016 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

meh, inconsequential

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by terryboo on 07/25/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “The Democratic National Convention, Day One: “If We Don’t Get It, Shut It Down!”

The faster these people return to their usual protest via abstention the better. At first I thought it was good they were involved in this new thing called democracy -- invented only for this election, but now i don't think they have the depth.

P.S. Bernie people, i don't really believe this, I'm just annoyed

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by raleighispcool on 07/25/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “What Will It Take for Durham to Clean Up the Area around N.C. Central?

The short answer is money, obviously.

The author asks the wrong question. It should read "where will the money come from to clean up the properties around nccu?"

This is a much more interesting question. It's either going to come from the outside (investment) or from the inside (consumer spending).

If it's going to come from the outside, the first question is how we can justify additional spending on this particular geography. Many will have problems with government programs that are little more than a transfer of tax money to private owners/real estate investors/landlords. Any why here? And not East Durham? Or rural communities?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 07/25/2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

more like Pat McCray-Cray, amirite! ;D

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Worst Governor in America Says North Carolina Must Rally Behind McCrory

Sam Brownback is a conservative scumbag whom we NEED to name a filthy sex move after. Santorum was a great idea, but just imagine The Brownback..... the untapped potential for filth there.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

It's amazing who will stick around for $2.15 an hour. Plus tips.... can't forget those tips.

I would throw acid in the rich owner's face and hop a plane to mexico.

Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “The KKK Comes to Raleigh. Thanks, Trump!

Distributing KKK flyers in the information age isn't just blatantly racist, it's stump stoopid. You have to be a butt chugging idiot to think there isn't a camera around to catch your license plate, these days.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

This is purely and simply the most straightforward summation of the wide chasm between truth and McCrory. This is not a chicken and egg enigma. HB2 cane first. THEN came the outrage McCrory blames for his problem.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PinkDrinks on 07/24/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

It's Sunday! Time to head out for brunch and create some misery!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Shocka Kahn on 07/24/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Kinston restaurateur Vivian Howard and A Chef's Life, a new PBS show

I enjoyed your program until you used the EXUSE of a fire to give birth and promote it further. Your second season SUCKS with all the bickering, and you guys just need to get off the air and on with your pathetic lives in N.C. Shame on you!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Plotczyk on 07/23/2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

Yet the cooks who got there two hours before the waiters or any front of the house staff. who worked two hours later then you the night before . Who also probably live further from work in a terrible part of what ever city your from . Who never make tips or bags of money . Fuck all f.o.h your all baby's

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jordan on 07/23/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “The 425 Best Things in the Triangle (According to You)

Thank you indy week readers for voting us best dentist in Wake county!

Yours in service,

Justin Russo DDS

Posted by Justin R on 07/23/2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

how about some cheese with that fine whine?
People are not going to change en mass.
Get another job.
This self pity shit/ and pointing out that humans are human is a waste of electrons.

7 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by dodahman 1 on 07/23/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

Forest says "We will never value a dollar over a woman's or child's safety and security." Based on that statement alone, HB2 should be repealed in an immediate emergency session. We have reached agreement.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has already asked for the repeal of HB2 because it is hurtful to children. Also, HB2 puts some Tennessee native women in danger. Tennessee will not change a birth certificate even after gender reassignment surgery, so some women are legally forced to share a bathroom with the likes of McCrory, Berger, Forest and, oh yeah, that ol' ballooner Speaker Moore. This isn't a bathroom horror hypothetical. This is Tennesseeans in the wrong bathroom against their will, in an atmosphere of suddenly intense potty time in NC, also due to HB2 -- the letter of the law and the misleading rhetoric supporting the law.

Forest doesn't get to define womanhood or childhood. And he shouldn't continue to fail to acknowledge that all women, regardless of their medical history, have human rights. It keeps leaving him in strange contradictions.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael Thomas on 07/22/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

I'd vote for ralph wiggum before I vote for McCory. In fact, I'd take any character in Springfield over the idiot hate monger we have. And that includes senile Grandpa Simpson, evil businessman Monty Burns or Hans Moleman.

18 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David 2 on 07/22/2016 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

On page 178, Dickey describes a fatal pit bull attack that Delise refuses to label as a fatal pit bull attack. In 2010, Ethel Horton was killed when the pit bull she was dog sitting attacked her. In the middle of the attack, Horton had a heart attack. Dickey describes the “bites” as “in no way fatal.” But the pit bull kept attacking after Horton died from the heart attack, doing great damage to Horton's body. And Delise believes that since Horton had a heart attack in the middle of her dog attack, the dog attack was in no way responsible for her death. Among the many strange assumptions Delise is making is that the attack did not precipitate the heart attack AND that the pit bull would have stopped attacking had Horton not had a heart attack.
On page 172, Dickey explains that Delise uses the CDC custom of only counting dog bite related fatalities (DBRF) “in which the medical examiner had listed the mechanical trauma of a dog bite injury - lacerations (cuts), avulsions (removal of skin), crushed bones, or exsanguination - as the primary cause of death.”
OK, so Delise doesn’t count attacks, no matter the severity, if the victim happens to have a heart attack in the middle of it.
Got it.
On the very next page, 173, Dickey explains that Delise found many many fatal dog attacks that the CDC researcher missed and that 44 different breeds were involved in fatal dog attacks including a West Highland white terrier. Considering what she just said one page earlier, that Delise only counts DBRFs that result in the mechanical damage a dog can do, that little Westie must have really torn that victim up, right?
It turns out that the only known recorded fatal Westie attack was a bite on a calf that led an elderly woman, 75 year old Rose Kazarian, to have a series of three heart attacks which led to her death the next day. So, now Delise DOES count heart attacks precipiated by a dog bite in the list of fatal dog attacks.
Karen Delise has different rules for including attacks by pit bulls and attacks by little dogs in her list of fatal dog attacks, and Dickey doesn’t say one word about it. Seems a bit biased, doesn’t it.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Lucy Muir on 07/22/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Bronwen Dickey says of DBO: " contradicts everything put forth by the groups most qualified to speak about animal science, animals behavior and dog bite epidemiology.... (p. 186) 100% wrong, Ms Dickey!
" Most of the information on comes from one self-published paper..." That is an absolute and egregious lie, (p. 187) Ms Dickey!…


"The site is also littered with childish ad hominems...." (p. 187) ANOTHER LIE, MS. DICKEY
You can literally read 100 DBO site pages a day for 2 weeks straight and not come across any of the ad hominems you mentioned.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Lucy Muir on 07/22/2016 at 7:12 PM

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