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

Power certainly did not devolve to the people under McCrory and the NCGOP. The right wing was too busy undermining the US and State Constitution. The NCGA moved to enshrine itself forever without a public hearing or input. Roy Cooper must challenge Phil Berger and Tim Moore and the rest of the GOP cabal. They are kleptocrats who are supporting a boorish, uncouth autocrat who believes he can set policy with Tweets.

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Posted by cityfox on 01/04/2017 at 4:30 PM

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

Are you familiar with the term "subset"? I know it's bourgeois fashion to forget this, but there are, in fact, others.

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Posted by JK 1 on 01/04/2017 at 3:47 PM

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

Guess I forgot that LGBTQ people and immigrants aren't working people.

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Posted by Paul Blest on 01/04/2017 at 3:36 PM

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

Left-liberals learn absolutely nothing. 1) The only meaningful priorities are the two LAST on your list. and 2) Exactly where on this list is the material welfare of working people? This has really become a completely worthless rag.

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Posted by JK 1 on 01/04/2017 at 3:27 PM

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

Thanks, Lewis. We've made a correction to the info graphic.

Posted by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on 01/04/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Human Relations Commission Issues a Scathing Report About the Durham County Detention Facility

The anonymous "Twilight Zone" Anti-American
wants to keep ['those'] people
in jail without trial and
(duhh...) "Cash is all ["these thugs"] have
from their drug deals
and drug dealing friends.
I say let 'them' stay in & rot."

Duhh; cash-flush drug dealers and their friends
can pay cash bail to get out; violent thugs have
high bail
for public safety reasons.

Bail was increased for non-violent misdemeanors
(not for "thugs"]:
to keep people in jail before trial, because
Anti-Americans didn't want "revolving doors" for
"subhuman" "animals"
("untermenchen" was the Nazi term for their racial minorities)


Not everyone jailed is guilty and
Not everyone guilty is jailed.

"the current system works to keep defendants in jail
solely because they cannot afford their cash bond,"
the report reads. "Even just a few days of incarceration
or pre-trial detention can have severe consequences, such as
job loss and eviction..."

which forces the innocent to plead guilty to get out of that "sh!t-hole"*
& punishes the innocent who refuse to plead guilty.

*"No Pity" (another anonymous Anti-American" called jail
a filthy "sh!t-hole" & every cell I was in (about a dozen)
had no toilet paper, & all had sh!t on the walls
between the bed & the toilet
and an inmate who complained about it was beaten bloody,
and (as a complainer) jailers were told to
"give him the special treatment" & after I complained,
(group punishment) I was locked in a cell with 6 others
who had no breakfast of lunch and told "no dinner either,
because of him" (no food or drink for more than 24 hours (except
water from the back of the toilets where other inmates wash their socks
and underwear and literally "sh!tty" hands) and
the guards set up a
little gladiator contest for their sadistic amusement
as a little 'going away party' after the Judge ordered me released;

inmates STILL complain about no toilet paper,
and fecal contaminated water & food-handling surfaces including trays
is a public health hazard.

I was in there, by the way, because, with paramedic training, I intervened
gently, but firmly, when a guy with a Lexus was strangling a woman: lifted
her off her feet by her neck, shaking her; could've killed her.

I was summoned as a witness in her case against him and
he said I assaulted him
(even the cop had refused to arrest me when he saw the bruises on my neck
from the strangler who had a LONG list of assaults on women and drug charges)
The thug with the Lexus had money; he didn't go to jail;
I did;

Anonymous Anti-American idiots/neo-Nazis like "No Pity" and "Twilight Zone"
need to read the Constitution and get a clue.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 01/04/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Panorama Captures Life in Our State Through a Lens of Intimate Reality, Not Drive-By Nostalgia

What a beautifully written article. Great writer!

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Posted by Kathy Lestelle on 01/04/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Human Relations Commission Issues a Scathing Report About the Durham County Detention Facility

Cash makes it harder for these thugs to get back out on the street to commit more crimes. You think they have good checks or a great credit card? Cash is all they have from their drug deals and drug dealing friends. I say let them stay in and rot.

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Posted by Twilight Zone on 01/04/2017 at 11:51 AM

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

What the hell is wrong with you losers? This list is so wrong. You really want " immigrants and refugees"
here in our State? "Go on the offensive on LGBTQ rights"? What about the rights of EVERY person who lives and works in this State? LGBTQ's have the same rights as every other North Carolinian and American. Why do they needs special rights? They are NOT special.
You are ALL a bunch of idiots with IQ's of a dogs butt hole. Get a life or get the hell out of America.
And I agree with Mike Moore. Cooper is Bev in pants. He is already appointing people from Perdue's failed administration. We will be going backwards in time and all progress made in the last 4 years will be wiped out. Mark my word, we will be back in the red in no time flat.

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Posted by Twilight Zone on 01/04/2017 at 11:48 AM

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

Good stuff, Paul! Thanks for laying it out (and especially thanks for that great graphic!).

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Posted by Jerry Wayne Williamson on 01/04/2017 at 11:00 AM

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

FYI, I don't think the picture you have of Bob Stephens is the same Bob Stephens that recently served as McRory's chief counsel. Might want to double check that.

Posted by Lewis Lamar on 01/04/2017 at 10:32 AM

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

In the five there was nothing about re committing to education, the advancement of policy to improve our economy and does not address the growing rural /urban divide.

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Posted by Pete Glidewell on 01/04/2017 at 10:32 AM

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

"progressives shouldn't forget that it was with their help that a Democrat was elected governor"

Progressives were consistently trounced all around the country this election. Cooper ran about the most moderate campaign a 2016 Democrat could possibly run. Progressives should focus on ending the super-majority so that local governments can institute progressive policies without being shut down by the legislature.

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Posted by Alex Dunham on 01/04/2017 at 10:24 AM

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

All I see when I look at Cooper is Bev Purdue, Part II... (and we all know what a success that 'Education' Governor was...)

We'll see how Gov. Milquetoast does...

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Posted by Mike Moore on 01/04/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “From Record Stores to Music Festivals and HB 2, Triangle Music Grappled with Growth This Year

Great list, but not much local hip-hop! I'd throw out Izz the Unknown, who's been making the rounds in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. Plus, looks like he's got recent collabos with Raleigh producer Sadvillain.

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Posted by JUN1U5 on 01/03/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Amy Adams’s Authenticity Elevates Tom Ford’s Glam Pulp Fiction in Nocturnal Animals

robertm748: You mean without warning, apart from the very first paragraph of his review???

Posted by Neil Morris on 01/02/2017 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Durham Human Relations Commission: Create a Civilian Oversight Board for the Jail, Eliminate Cash Bail

are we prisoners also of this system that serves the few?

Posted by Glenn Maughan on 01/02/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

Tony c. Where did you get your pamphlets from. I am in Wilmington

Posted by thepaintedlady on 01/01/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “As the Nation Feasted on Southern Food Fads, We Held Down Our Diverse Roots

Nancy! This is you ! Thanks for the many many many ...down home meals you shared with me !! Since 1973 wow

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Posted by LM on 12/29/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Really? You endorsed the candidate who was staunchly supporting DOMA and DADT when Bernie was the real lion for LGBT Rights? Not only was Bernie the cosponsor of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Bill every time it came up until it passed, Hillary abstained from voting for it every time. Probably because it was in conflict with her anti LGBT positions, until it was the law of the land, and then she "evolved". While Bernie was consistently fighting for workers rights here, and abroad, Hillary as SoS sent the Ambassador to Haiti to get them to reverse their decision to raise garment workers wages to something far less than a living wage. She had helped off shore our garment worker jobs there where they use mostly women and girls as young as 13YO to work 12 hour days for only about $5/day. They wanted to double it to around $10/day. But she stood in front of the world and proclaimed herself the champion of those same girls she helped exploit, and her minions cheered her for it. Hillary was on the board of Walmart and successfully fought off their workers attempts to unionize for a living wage and healthcare. She helped promote fracking and refused to support any clear deregulation of the banks and stock market. Bernie was consistently on the side of anything you might consider "Progressive". Yet you threw your support behind someone who even SNL and all the political pundits, rightly mocked for her transparent "evolution" to adopt all of Bernie's positions? If you truly liked all those Progressive positions, why not endorse the person who has been championing them for decades and not just months short of election day?

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Posted by jdlestina on 12/29/2016 at 1:11 PM

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