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Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

I'm excited for http://raleighsupercon.com, but i mean I'm always excited for NC Comicon too lol! no reason to pick one, go to them all =D!

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Posted by Way P Stark on 01/12/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “After an Incident at Rolesville High, Activists Wonder if Schools Need Cops

"Powell has another idea. "I really wish Wake would experiment with taking officers out of the school and evaluate the same kind of data with officers out of schools," he says. "I think we might see a reduction in arrests and out-of-school suspensions. "

Yep and there would be an increase in 911 calls. It's very easy to say remove this, take this out and don't do this when you are not walking the halls with up to 3000 kids a day. And having 1 SRO on a campus the size of the high schools in Wake is a blessing. There's a lot of stuff these advocates and supporters don't see but want to rule on.

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Posted by Educate1` on 01/12/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem to believe employers are fiercely determined to pay women less than men for the same work.

Yet they also seem to think employers' prime modus operandi is greed. ("Corporate greed" is perhaps one of the Left's most salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.

So why do these same feminist activists and women's advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...." https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/ihsreportdownload.pdf?cm_mmc=AAMC-_-ScientificAffairs-_-PDF-_-ihsreport

In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejkas 2005 survey. ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks." http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/

"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable" http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf

From:

"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

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Posted by MaleMatters on 01/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

No, these benefits would apply to any pregnant person, even if they were single of a man. Your premise is nonsensical. Covering a medical condition that only occurs in a limited number of the population is in no way discriminatory against those who do have to deal with that condition.

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Posted by vidvis on 01/12/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “How My Childhood Love of Elvis Taught Me to Question Authority and Cherish the Blues

The word "appropriation" in this article is used in a negative sense, leading one to think that singers such as Elvis Presley were stealing music they performed. This reminded me of a youtube video playing Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" back to back with Elvis' version and stating that "Elvis stoled the song." Actually the song writers, Leiber and Stoller, made much more money from Elvis' version than they did from Big Mama's.

If anything, Elvis' versions of songs from earlier records made many more music buyers aware of artists like Big Mama -- and, for example, Arthur Crudup, Roy Brown and Junior Parker -- I bought records by all of these great artists because Elvis' recordings brought those artists to my attention. Otherwise, it's likely that I would never have heard of them.

I'm sure that it wasn't intentional, but if there's any stealing going on, it's by Indy columnist Allison Hussey who didn't think about the implications of her indicating that her "guitar teacher Max Drake" gave her "a CD-R of Thornton's 'Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings.' " Burning a CD-R actually eliminates any chance a recording artist (estate or owner) has of collecting any artist royalties from their work.

When introduced to other artists like "Memphis Minnie and other lesser-sung heroes," hopefully that wasn't via "artist royalty free" CD-R's as well.

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Posted by M. R. Wilcoxen on 01/11/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Well there's a reason for this. Per the GAO, women work fewer and more flexible hours, doing less quantitative and mathematical work, and work in far safer jobs. They also are more likely to take time off for personal business.

Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.

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Posted by Edward Teach on 01/11/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “N.C. Senate Tries, Again, to Shut Down Wright School in Durham

WALTER WEBB
VETERAN AFFAIRS PROGRAM
(FORMER) JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELOR
JANUARY 2017

RE: MENTAL DISORDER AT EARLY AGE WITH EMOTIONAL, DISORDER, RE-EDUCATIONAL, FINANCIAL, AND
PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN MEANS IS A NORTH CAROLINA SENATE ISSUE IN ALL OF 2016.

VETERAN AFFAIRS WARRIORS OF WALL STREET INVESTORS : AVALON JUVENILE CORRECTION(CITY) ON
WALL STREET IS NOT FAR UNDER $100,000 DOLLARS A SHARE.

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Posted by FREELANCEWRITER on 01/11/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Good News: Roy Cooper Wants to Expand Medicaid. Bad News: It Might Be Illegal.

Just to clarify, basically the only people currently eligible for Medicaid in North Carolina are pregnant women, families with minor children, and individuals who are 65 and over, blind or found (by some very stringent criteria) to be disabled. In addition, the applicant must meet the income guidelines you refer to.

So if you're a person under 65 who is not disabled and doesn't have children, pretty much the only Medicaid coverage you can get is for birth control, even if you meet the income guidelines.

https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-starte…

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Posted by Smilla on 01/11/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “SCOTUS Grants Emergency Stay For 2017 Special Elections

Forget voter fraud as the problem; what is the point of voting at all with judges and legislators in the way of fair, equitable districts?

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Posted by Glenn Maughan on 01/11/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

Yolanda Stith could not be less qualified for this position. What a blatant political giveaway.

Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 01/11/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse

I personally am remarkably intrigued to see this production but since I can't drive myself to it I will sadly most likely miss out

Posted by Ryan Oliveira on 01/11/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Floyd McKissick Jr. disciplined by N.C. Bar

Heh. His peers refer to him as "void"

Posted by where's the beef? on 01/10/2017 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

It will be interesting to see where the "protest" theme goes. Will they be collaborating with local protest groups like Durham in Defiance, Beyond Policing, or SURJ, to see what progress could be made on issues that are important to local activists? Or defining "protest" in a different way to avoid engaging with controversial issues?

Posted by Daniel Stark on 01/10/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Passengers Proves a Bad Ending Can Ruin an Otherwise Good Movie

I dont know what why all the complaints about the ending. Its not horrible and its the most obvious ending - but it would have been much better and more interesting if Sean's suggestions were followed about their children and screen shots from their life.

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Posted by Helena Hayes on 01/07/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

FYI, you have the pictures of Lee Roberts and Andrew Heath switched.

Posted by Bob Coats on 01/06/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

There are several pesticide and insecticides that are harmful for our pets. You must have heard of various instances that pets accidently poisoned by common pesticides. So, you need to more careful with their health as our lack of knowledge may endanger their life and may even lead to their death. Seek advice from your Vet and buy whatever you want for your pet from https://www.petcarerx.com/. Thanks for bringing some awareness for regarding such hazardous issues.

Posted by DougHansen on 01/06/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Floyd McKissick Jr. disciplined by N.C. Bar

I have actually had numerous business dealings with Floyd Mckissick Jr over the years. I can truly say that I have never met anyone as pathologically mean, dishonest, and petty as this guy. Something in the man is terribly broken-- to the point that, despite his utterly corrupt character, he's more pitiable than anything else. Still, god help us should he ever win significant political office.

Posted by truthteller32 on 01/06/2017 at 12:22 AM

Re: “How My Childhood Love of Elvis Taught Me to Question Authority and Cherish the Blues

FYI, the version of Hound Dog that Elvis recorded had different lyrics. They had been changed by Freddie Bell (and the Bellboys). Elvis asked Freddie for permission to record his version and that's what he did. Elvis learned of this version when he was in Las Vegas performing at the New Frontier in spring 1956. Freddie Bell was performing in the Sands lounge, which was across the street. It was Elvis' back up band that discovered this version and told Elvis about it. Elvis did know of Mama Thornton's version. The best example of singing both versions was his performance of the song on the Milton Berle show. I suggest listening to Freddie's version first, then check out the Berle version.

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Posted by Susan Lucky Jackson on 01/05/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

@Twilight Zone - I would just like to correct you on one thing. There was ZERO progress made under One Term Pat. He actually set the state back a lot. You should hug someone today to alleviate some of that anger you have.

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Posted by Raleigh Guy on 01/05/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Raise the Minimum Wage!

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Posted by Allen Kennedy on 01/05/2017 at 8:11 AM

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