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Re: “5 Things We Learned At Saturday’s March 4 Trump Rally

Hearing firsthand the things these rally-goers had to say really puts into perspective the hard work that will be necessary to reach any kind of common ground. For some of them, the ground has already cracked and swallowed them whole. A few of the nuggets of wisdom gleaned:

A "cabal of leftists"

"They're burning books!"

Wants to see America "purged"

"I don't even know what Russia said or did or whatever..."

"I believe in Christian people and that's what we want in America..."

And my personal favorite: "We don't want no Satan people here!"

Satan people. Because in this life you get to choose--either you're a Christian, or you're Satan people. Choose wisely, friends. ;)

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Posted by Anita Hensley on 03/19/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Vote for your favorites

It seems that no one considers Wake Forest part of the Triangle in this survey. Stewarts Bistro, for example, does the rare job of combining excellent food with excellent coffee (one usually gets only or the other) with excellent service.

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Posted by Jonathan H. Gerard on 03/19/2017 at 1:01 AM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

Whatever happened to "Love thy neighbor?" As mother of the bride, we have spent a lot of time and money (no, we are not rich) into our daughter's wedding. We came out to The Barn and found it and the community to be a lovely place for a wedding. This was prior to the unattractive signs that are now on display in your yards. We have no intention of disrupting your lives. We simply wanted to have a nice wedding in a beautiful setting. You do not know or care how deeply you have affected the bride and their families. It could have been much worse. The Brewers could have put in a trailer park, or even better, a dirt race track like my brother's neighbor did. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Just wondering....what are you going to say when you pass on and you are asked the question, Did you love your neighbor?

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Posted by motherofthebride on 03/18/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

My bad... check out my EP coming soon!

Posted by Funky Stu on 03/18/2017 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Can Republican-Sponsored Redistricting Reform Save North Carolina’s Democracy?

One sentence from this article -- "Democrats tend to cluster in urban areas" -- if examined by a journalist or political scientist, would make clear why Republicans will come out ahead in elections where all legislators are chosen from single-member districts.

Posted by Lee Mortimer on 03/17/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK Plan a Cross-Burning in Asheboro. Sorry, People of Color, You’re Not Invited.

Someone should forward this invitation to the White House.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “SBI Completes Investigation into Frank Clark’s Shooting, Case Is Now in Durham County District Attorney’s Hands

Thank-you, indyweek,
for the Autopsy report - misquoted (during "sunshine week")
in some OTHERS' reports
(indyweek gets it right, and has covered this story
better than perfunctory reporting by others.)

Contrary to what others are suggesting, it was
NOT a mere scalp wound, but rather
"Entrance: scalp without soot, but with possible stippling"

[looks like shooter was standing over Clark
when shooting him in the head;
gun about two feet from scalp]:

From the Autopsy of Frank Clark
Gunshot wounds of head & right thigh.
A. Penetrating gunshot wound of head.
1. Entrance: left parietal scalp without soot, but with possible stippling
[Suggesting gunshot from a distance of between 12" and 36" (i.e. roughly 2 feet)
"When a shooting occurs at close range (up to 36 inches), gunshot residues
may be deposited on the surface of the victims skin.
Some of the [gunshot] debris associated with this 'stippling' phenomenon are
in pitting or indentation marks in the skin..." Soot occurs up to 12"
and the classic star-burst pattern
would indicate a contact gunshot,
although there was a "crescent-shaped margin"
"a 3/8 x 5/16" elliptical defect with a crescent-shaped margin of abrasion
... up to 3/16" at its maximum span."]
2. Fragment lodgements underlying scalp.
3. Bullet base lodgement: posterior neck inferior to skull base.
4. Fragmented bullet recovered.
5. Path: Perforation of skull and brain.
6. Direction: rightward, downward, and slightly backwards.

[Poorly written rewriting of the autopsy report that Frank Clark
"was shot on the left side of his scalp"
is like saying someone shot through the heart was shot on the skin.

The fact that the FEMUR was shattered from behind with no soot or stippling,
with slight downward trajectory,
and the trajectory and close range
of the head-shot [not a mere scalp wound] suggests that the deceased was
downed by the 1st strike
and then executed
- shot to the top back of his head
when he was down on his face ("dead men tell no tales."]

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “The cost of treating charity-care & bad-debt patients

The basic necessity of an individuals life is proper food, cloth and shelter. But still a major portion of our society is living below the poverty line and they need to face a hard situation to gather all these things. Thanks to welfare societies that offers wide range of service for betterment of poor people. is among the one that liaison up with hospitals and provide financial aid to patients stay easy and ensure fast recovery.

Posted by carsonmojica on 03/16/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “N.C. Fishers Face a Policy Battle Today That Will Affect Our Local Seafood Options

Find out how to promote your fishery business: case study of fishery creation - new article of Cleveroad company. If you are interested in IT technologies in fishing - you should read that

Posted by Yulia Ye on 03/16/2017 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Hey come on to Georgia Pat, you lowlife piece of scumbag dogshit.I had to leave my Wife and Daughter and get a job here because your stupid ass backwoods way of thinking ran the film industry out of NC.I paid your salary and housing for the four years you wasted in Raleigh. You didn't do a damn thing for me or my family. I think you'll get exactly what you deserve. NOTHING. Why don't you pack up and get the hell out of NC. You have really stunk the place up. You ARE a bigot and a racist.

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Posted by former citizen on 03/15/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Orange County Board of Adjustment: No Parties at the Party Barn

Orange County Board of Adjustment - 3
Party Barn (aka Barn of Chapel Hill) - 0
I guess I should feel kinda sorry for the 17 brides who are scrambling to find a new venue, but anyone who in good conscious drove past all the protest signs and still decided it was a good idea to do business with these modern day carpetbaggers, got exactly what they deserved! In reality, it is in their best interest, unless driving through hordes of protesters on their special day is something they wanted.....

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Posted by Ron Royster on 03/15/2017 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

It's called natural consequences Pat - something we all have to live with everyday. Sorry this is your first experience with it.

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Posted by Granted on 03/15/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

Well that's one way to get a typo fixed. Thanks, Funky Stu. Stay funky.

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Posted by David Klein on 03/15/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

What the fuck is a united from? These reporters get shittier by the day.

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Posted by Funky Stu on 03/15/2017 at 2:55 PM
Posted by Abraham Powell on 03/15/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Maybe the former governor can apply for unemployment while he trudges through his job search. But oh wait, according to the changes made in 2013, he would only get $350 a week. Maybe that would cause a little humility in the man.

"In 2013, McCrory signed a law reducing the maximum unemployment benefit from $535 to $350 per week. ... according to the Charlotte Observer.…

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Posted by john mccorsley on 03/15/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Can't find a job, ex-Gov? I wonder how many of the 400+ folks who would have found work at the new PayPal office feel about that. I wonder how the folks who work part-time to make ends meet at sporting arenas who missed opportunities to work because the bill you signed caused the NCAA and others to move events from NC feel?

Nah - I think I know how they feel... I am not a believer in Karma, but I do believe that if one is a nasty, bigoted SOB one must accept the consequences of being a nasty, bigoted SOB.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

I really wish people on the left and the right would stop using belittling terms like "snowflake." That being said, Mr. McCrory, you reap what you sow.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/15/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Do you all hear that? No? That's the sound of the world's smallest violin, playing "My heart bleeds for you".

"On Monday, McCrory told The News & Observer that he's been considered for part-time teaching positions, but university leaders are worried about student protests. 'That's not the way our American system should operate,' he said."

Um, that's EXACTLY how "our American system" operates. Organizations and companies make decisions, and the public either supports them in the mythical free market, or protests them. Is Pat suggesting that protesting isn't American? Or is it that protesting things that Republicans support isn't American?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 03/15/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Free parking is expensive

Somebody has blocked a car in front of your driveway. You dont know what to do then call Xtreme Towing Company NYC for fast and reliable removal. It is your legal and social right and nobody can surpass your freedom and personal choice.

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Posted by noel on 03/15/2017 at 8:42 AM

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