Considering that the Smoots did not opt to share their side of the story the article is lacking in fullness. That said, this looks like some very shady business indeed. With all of the other facts aside- offering infirmed retirees $20K on a recent $80K investment is utterly scandalous...
I have a bunch of mushroom on our place we just bought. Could any one tell me if the are ok to eat? I have pics if any one would email me I would appreciate it.
hello shirley i injoys your singing you are a blessing to the world
I lived there as a grad student in between leases. This was in January-May 2014. It wasnt much of a hotel but I met most of these people in the feature story. Nice, odd bunch. However, I am still trying to get two pieces of valuable mail that mysteriously didnt get forwarded like my other stuff...
Charles - Thank you for making Raleigh, the Triangle, and NC a better place. Good luck in the Caymans. We'll miss you on Cox Ave. -Cheers.
Rataplan -- I take your point that democracy is rule by the majority … except when it isn't.
Our constitutional system assures that people's rights will be respected regardless whether the majority would vote to violate them at a point in time. Example: Slavery is outlawed by the 13th Amendment, though southern states would've voted to approve of slavery before the Civil War (especially since the slaves were not allowed to vote).
The 14th Amendment requires the states to accord all citizens the privileges and immunities of national citizenship and the equal protection of their own (state) laws. Clearly, LGBT citizens have not been treated equally with their heterosexual neighbors when it comes to state marriage laws; 14 of 14 federal judges have, in the last year, recognized that in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Windsor case, the time has come for equal protection for same-sex marriages.
Ironically, the North Carolina General Assembly recently debated whether to require that any referendum raising taxes be held coincident with a general election in an even-numbered year -- when voter turnout is greatest.
Yet the vote on Amendment One was scheduled -- by its Republican sponsors -- during a primary election on May 8, 2012. Why? Because Republicans were choosing a presidential nominee that day, and Republican turnout was expected to be far higher than Democratic turnout (since President Obama was unopposed for the Democratic nomination).
Amendment One, therefore, was approved not by majority vote of the citizens but by majority vote of a relatively small primary-election turnout skewed in favor of conservative Republican voters. Even if we DID vote, in our constitutional system, on people's rights, which we don't, the Amendment One voting process was inherently un-democratic and illegitimate. IMHO, of course.
Please note that Mae Brussell was born, and lived her entire life, in California. She began broadcasting her own talk show at KLRB, an independent radio station based in Carmel, California. The talk show, Dialogue Assassination, which was later changed to World Watcher's International, was aired from 1971-1983. Mae Brussell's showed moved to KAZU FM, out of Pacific Grove, California in 1983. She was forced off the air due to death threats, while investigating the Presidio child abuse scandal (at the Presidio Army Base daycare center). Her last show was broadcast on June 13, 1988. A seemingly healthy Brussell died, less than four months later, due to a rare fast acting cancer.
I just moved back to the area too and had been wondering why I didn't see her on WRAL anymore. I am so glad she is back on her feet. I'll be watching WNCN from now on.
Dear deejay C. Geez, I'm sorry that this "article" "sucks." However, it didn't "suck" when I met her before this concert, backstage, where she filled up a water gun with Jack Daniels and shot it in my mouth.
EAF is worth it every time.
this article sucks, but Jean is dope!
Those Fracking Jobs are Radioactive Jobs and Radioactive Waste will be put in NC Landfills he won't tell NC People about the full dangers coming their way. ""Ask And See!!""
NC's unemployment rate is benefiting from a declining labor force. When comparing NC with the rest of the US, particularly with seasonally adjusted employment, we see that the number of people employed is growing greater nationally, 0.3% vs. 0.2%. Check out the graph showing decline in labor force. Are North Carolinians moving or just giving up?
Please replace all occurrences of "http://www.indyweek.com/images/star.png" on these film review webpages with "*" so that we may search by number of stars.
The GLBT crowd wants to have the legal right to marry....go for it ... why should heteros be the only ones to suffer? Little problem though: A1 was the result of a popular vote encoded into law by legislators after the due process of an open election by enfranchised voters. Does not the question of separation of powers come into play when unelected, appointed federal judges override citizens' votes and legislative sanctions? In our system of government, can solo judges LEGALLY trump the will of hundreds of thousands (millions?) of voters? Is granting such overwhelming power (judges, of course, are more easily controlled because judicial appointers -- POTUS, governors -- can select judges that obviously will have liberal or conservative bents) a first step down a slippery slope -- as in "Why have open, citizens' elections if judges are going to ultimately decide such issues"? I think not, IMHO. But jes' askin'....
Yeah, he definitely put his "Music Fans First" by meeting and greeting all in attendance at the entrance. How classy is that? I just hate it for the music lovers who aren't familiar with all that this showman has to offer...
Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks for restoring my faith in mankind. How refreshing to read a passionate discussion where respect is shown throughout.
I served tables in the Velvet Cloak while in grad school at State in mid-seventies. A grand dame, indeed! Man, I learned so much from Jerry, our head - one tough lady.
This movie is definitely in the running for Worst Movie of All Time. Anyone who has even the most basic knowledge of sailing can give you a run down of everything about this movie that makes it completely preposterous from a technical standpoint, and the continuously poor judgement exercised by The Protagonist that leaves you wishing him dead at every turn, just so you can go home and be done with it.
It's as if a bunch of guys who have never seen water, much less a boat, got together and decided to make a movie about making a transoceanic passage, with predictable success. It's absolutely clear that none of the people involved in making this movie have even the slightest idea of what you would need to know to even get to the point where you would find yourself 1700 miles from land in the Indian Ocean. What is so shocking about this is that this could have been a truly great movie, if only the production had engaged an actual blue water sailor as a technical advisor. It's not as if there is any shortage of them.
Redford's acting is horrendous—he behaves as if he has absolutely no idea what to do, but we are supposed to believe he is single-handing a small craft, presumably around the world, the direction is atrocious—let's start with what direction one needs to sail when in the midst of a huge storm with building -sized waves (hint: you need to sail into the wind, and perpendicular to the waves), and the writer should be put in jail or given extensive mandatory community service cleaning public toilets for this turd of a film, at the very least.
I really don't think I even have words awful enough to do this "film" justice. "All Is Lost" is, indeed, utterly lost, and its only value is perhaps as a lesson for film students as to what not to do when making a movie.
Thumper and Company reunite at the Berkeley Cafe. Their most famous shows there were co-headliners for 2 of the largest hurricane benefits for the Red Cross in the 90's. Thumper also ran open mics, sound and the door at the Berkeley
Links to music:
This is "Global Village", written during the Berkeley years and recorded during an interview on television in San Antonio Tx.
This is "Little Bitty", recorded live at the Nightrocker in San Antonio Tx
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