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Re: “Movie Review: Blair Witch Takes Us Back to Ground Zero of the Found-Footage Horror Explosion

I think that this sequel is a good movie to watch. It is frightening and has a lot of scenes that make you jump. I haven't seen the first one but after watching this, I think I should have watched it and it will be as good as this one.

Posted by Hannah James on 09/25/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees Reduces Japanese Culture to a Backdrop for American Angst

such low key, warm, psychedelic cinematography (and Naomi Watts). beautiful film.

Posted by aria dac on 09/24/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Jail, or treatment?

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Posted by lopezkattan on 09/24/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “N.C. Central Students Peacefully Rally After Keith Scott Shooting

Keith Lamont Scott Fired Gun at Police in 2004

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/09/breaking-keith-scott-fired-gun-police-2005/

Posted by Ayn Galt on 09/24/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

David you are an intelligent and articulate individual; that is a given as an individual who makes their living by the written word. Be that as it may I am somewhat saddened that you have not provided a comparative analysis between Sue & Price. You may invariably end up in the same place, but their is a story to be told here. The question is are you, in the truest spirit of the Indy, willing to take that step down the path less traveled to tell it? She has an amazing story - give the woman her due.

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Posted by Xristos Magnos on 09/23/2016 at 6:34 PM

Re: “GoTriangle Plots Additional Light-Rail Spur to N.C. Central

Its disappointing that elected officials continue to endorse a plan that fails to deliver on the promise of regional transportation. What happened to basic common sense? Wake figured it out quickly. Why cant Durham? or Orange?

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 09/23/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Good News, Bull City Stoners: The Durham City Council Moves Toward Marijuana Deprioritization

The Cheech and Chong gif used along with this article reinforces outdated stereotypes about cannabis users. I would hope that a progressive newspaper like the Indy would recognize that this sort of imagery isn't helping the cause. Let's try to catch up to 2016 and if you don't know what I mean then maybe you should take a trip to Denver.

39 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by bdub on 09/23/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Justice Theater Project's superbly sung and choreographed The Color Purple has one fatal flaw

I commend Mr.Woods on his insight. There is a lot to think about in both his article and the following comments. I would only add that since it's inception, The Color Purple (the movie portrayal) has been adopted by the black community as its baby. With that being said, specifically, the black church. You will see many church member ladened buses traveling from all across the state in NY to line up excitedly to see the show. I know that The Color Purple is loved by many, but I assure you that many black people identify deeply with the voice of this film and they make up a large part of its audience. With that being said, there is a deep seated need for many blacks including church going folks to ignore homosexuality in all its forms in the past. They gloss over it in church halls, family functions and try to ignore it in thier very own families. Not all, but a good number have a difficult time discussing and accepting homosexuality as a whole. Why? Well that's a topic for another 400 year old conversation that includes perseverance, struggle and religious indoctrination. I applaud the Broadway version of this show, they are true to the nature of Alice Walker, she intended for her character to represent the soul of many black woman who were present in the early 1900's. She also wanted to include the fact that Celie was lesbian, that was an important aspect of the characters develipment and impowerment. With that being said, is it OK for some productions to water down that aspect of Colin's sexually, no. However, we need to remember the audience and be grateful for the acceptance of the film and play.I believe that as time moves on, we will see more acceptance of others differences because of people like Alice Walker addressing topics like sexuality and being bold about such taboos. Baby steps my friends, baby steps.

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Posted by natty on 09/23/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “For Thirty Years, Cult Hero Syd Straw Has Stood Strong on the Cusp of Fame

See her sing live! It's transcendent

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Posted by Andrew 1 on 09/23/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

Humm, let's see BCC ridership down after GoTriangle can't afford to go it alone and at Duke's direction drops Durham Station connection? Gee, I wonder why?

And while it is laudable that GoTriangle and the Durham City council have recently discovered the importance of NCCU, it is amazing that they have just now discovered that NCCU was missing from the original DOLRT plan (despite years of letters from public). The Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) was submitted to the federal government and now GoTriangle is projecting that NCCU may be the highest station ridership in Durham? What does that say about the efficacy of the DOLRT planning? Surely we as taxpayers deserve better!

Having submitted the FEIS to the Federal government and failed to secure the anticipated 25% state funding, GoTriangle is now recognizing NCCU as a viable destination while projecting the second highest station ridership? This after all of the extensive studies culminating in the FEIS, and they just ‘woke up’ to this realization now that they have failed to secure state funding?

With the NCGA reiterating the earlier 10% state funding cap (and requiring DOLRT project be re-evaluated in 2 years with other competing state requests in the NC state transportation budget), GoTriangle is desperately trying to perpetuate DOLRT fantasy by shifting objectives yet again. This despite the failure to secure Federal or state funding.

Meantime, GoTriangle bureaucracy continues, consuming our hard-earned tax monies, studying and restudying the same information, desperately hoping for a different answer (and inflated ridership) to perpetuate this ill-conceived albatross of a project called DOLRT without addressing local residents concerns. DOLRT will serve less than 2% of our current population!

And within 72 hours of GoTriangle’s press release, our elected Durham officials unanimously approve the expansion of a $1.6 BILLION project with only cursory public comment.

Stop this madness. Stop this runaway train. We need a viable transit plan. Where is Plan B?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Alex Cabanes on 09/22/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “GoTriangle Plots Additional Light-Rail Spur to N.C. Central

While it is laudable that GoTriangle and the Durham City council have recently discovered the importance of NCCU, it is amazing that they have just now discovered that NCCU was missing from the original DOLRT plan (despite years of letters from public). The Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) was submitted to the federal government and now GoTriangle is projecting that NCCU may be the highest station ridership in Durham? What does that say about the efficacy of the DOLRT planning? Surely we as taxpayers deserve better!

Having submitted the FEIS to the Federal government and failed to secure the anticipated 25% state funding, GoTriangle is now recognizing NCCU as a viable destination while projecting the second highest station ridership? This after all of the extensive studies culminating in the FEIS, and they just ‘woke up’ to this realization now that they have failed to secure state funding?

With the NCGA reiterating the earlier 10% state funding cap (and requiring DOLRT project be re-evaluated in 2 years with other competing state requests in the NC state transportation budget), GoTriangle is desperately trying to perpetuate DOLRT fantasy by shifting objectives yet again. This despite the failure to secure Federal or state funding.

Meantime, GoTriangle bureaucracy continues, consuming our hard-earned tax monies, studying and restudying the same information, desperately hoping for a different answer (and inflated ridership) to perpetuate this ill-conceived albatross of a project called DOLRT without addressing local residents concerns. DOLRT will serve less than 2% of our current population!

And within 72 hours of GoTriangle’s press release, our elected Durham officials unanimously approve the expansion of a $1.6 BILLION project with only cursory public comment.

Stop this madness. Stop this runaway train. We need a viable transit plan. Where is Plan B?

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Alex Cabanes on 09/22/2016 at 9:52 PM

Re: “GoTriangle Plots Additional Light-Rail Spur to N.C. Central

A common misconception I hear from conservatives and neoconservative hipsters alike is that this rail will cost too much money and only serve rich people. Please consider that most of this rail will mostly serve poor and minority populations who will ALL be able to afford it. It will be FASTER than the bus, which is proven to be the main factor which lifts people out of poverty. Also consider that mixing poor people and rich people contributes to societal cohesiveness (a GOOD thing). Being a cynical pessimist might make you feel smart, but the reality is that this light rail is a no-brainer for the region.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by James Jones on 09/22/2016 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Xtristos, automatically endorsing a candidate because she's a "female immigrant" isn't what a fine progressive journalist would do.

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Posted by David Klein on 09/22/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Hillsborough Riverwalk Hike

This is a fast-paced 3-mile hike along the Eno River from downtown Hillsborough to the Occoneechee Speedway trail and back. After the hike, feel free to enjoy dinner, music, arts and crafts at the Hillsborough Art Council's Last Friday event (starts6:30pm).

Waiver: There will be a waiver to sign for this hike so please arrive 15-minutes early.

Event Info: http://www.enoriver.org
Riverwalk: http://bit.ly/2ciw1Ts
Last Fridays: http://bit.ly/2ctPSes
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail: http://bit.ly/2caPsgp
More events like this: http://bit.ly/1NuZDqV

Posted by Trailhead News on 09/22/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Doomed Republican Congressional Candidates in Triangle Have Pretty Cool Signs

Wow - Liberal journalism at it's finest! Such objectivity, non-partisan, peer-reviewed factual statements. The one I find the most titillating is how Sue Googl gave herself a surname that is ironically similar to a F500 company. Just her sheer ability to make such a bold prediction makes her hands down the best candidate for the job! Forget the hardships she had to endure growing up in an oppressed society devoid of the very freedoms the fine people of the Liberal persuasion hold in such disdain. It amazes me how such a fine "progressive" journalist such as yourself would support a "good ole southern white boy" over a female immigrant - kind of goes against everything preached by the rainbow warriors.

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Posted by Xristos Magnos on 09/22/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “After a Bout with Rheumatoid Arthritis, The Bronzed Chorus’s Adam Joyce Renews His Musical Mission

The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!

Posted by Shamus Johnson on 09/22/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “A Safe Space for the Triangle’s Growing Transgender Latina Population

Thank you Victoria

Lynn and many of our employees at our health center including medical providers are bilingual (Spanish & English).

Posted by Piedmont Health on 09/22/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

@D M their rational is "Fuck the poor, this multibillion-dollar train is for wealthy UNC/Duke students and professors only"

It's all one giant scam so that Durham taxpayers can pay for a privileged class of individuals to have an alternative method of transportation that also shows how "Progressive" our city has become.

Isn't it interesting how Duke and UNC-CH aren't subsidizing a majority of this project despite the DO-LRT being built specifically for them?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by jargas mince on 09/22/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Hope Tyler’s Little Girl Became a Boy, and She Became an Activist

Your son is exceptionally lucky to have you as a parent.

The tragedy of Leelah Alcorn and of all the Leelah Alcorns in North Carolina and around the world should haunt those who pass hate laws like HB2...sadly they seem to ignore the overwhelming evidence that acceptance and love are the only appropriate responses to transgender children.

Instead they peddle fear - unreasoning, unfounded fear. And I say that as a member of my local school board's Financial Advisory Committee, someone very familiar with the right and wrong way a school system can deal with transgender students.

Last year I was approached by a local school official asking for help with a bathroom policy. I suggested that they not draft one and simply let things move on their own, because an official policy, something that might attract controversy, just isn't needed.

There are four transgender students in our system right now (out of just below 4000 total students). They are not the first transgender students and they won't be the last.

And in the 12 years I've been in the district we have had exactly zero issues, complaints or incidents. Instead our local students have thrived and moved on to college, whether transgender or not. And that's the way it should be.

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Posted by Chrissie Browde on 09/22/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Light Rail, Bull City Connector to Take Center Stage at Durham Council Work Session Thursday

They cut the MOST USED STOP? In favor of adding lightly-used Duke stops?

What was the rationale given for cutting out Durham Station?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by D M on 09/22/2016 at 3:05 PM

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