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Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

Why are you scrutinizing local growers without any mention of the massive federal subsidies for corn and animal feed, as well as beef and poultry production, which have created the absurdity of the $1 hamburger and $8 bunch of kale in the first place?

Posted by Vitamin B on 10/27/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Wake Republican Who Voted for HB 2 Now Wants You to Know He's a Champion for LGBT Rights

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Posted by JANE16 on 10/27/2016 at 2:52 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Wake County Offices and the Sales Tax Referendum

Hey, INDY Week! How about addressing those excellent points/questions from 2Lionsrock? Inquiring minds want to know :)

Posted by HYHG on 10/26/2016 at 11:10 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

So, please refresh my memory... "Indy" is shorthand for what was it exactly? Oh yes, "independent"! As in "independent thought", "independent analysis", and so on.

One would imagine "independent analysis" might lead to the inevitable conclusion that it's not, in fact, in the interests of the working people to hand supreme authority to someone who is 1) an outrageously corrupt Wall Street crony; 2) the immediate family member of another President; 3) demonstrated to have rigged elections, disenfranchising her own Party's voters; 4) who has aggressively pushed for the destruction of multiple independent Arab societies by arming and funding radical islamic militias to destabilize their governments (the people living there be damned); 5) who has been behind every neoliberal trade deal and backward economic policy that comes up; 6) who has been behind every neocon war, and backed every antidemocratic coup and criminal assassination that U.S. imperialist interests can devise; 7) who is best friend of the repressive Saudi dictatorship (while posturing as a principled champion of gay and women's rights), and of the Nazi-oligarch Ukraine coup; and 8) who incessantly shouts to anyone who will listen her outrageous neo-McCarthyite anti-Russian nonsense.

Because, clearly, the biggest problems for working people in this country? They have all been caused by Putin! Unemployment? That was Putin. Destabilization of the Middle East? Putin. Financial policy that crashed the global economy? Putin again. Massive giveaway to the bloated parasitic insurance industry known variously as Romneycare, Obamacare and the Heritage Foundation's health care plan of '89? Putin. Brutal unaccountable police state that regularly murders its citizens, including women and children, in the streets, year in and year out? Putin there too. Corrupt Democratic Party disenfranchising it's own voters? "Putin made us do it!" Imported al-Nusra terrorists have not done the job of taking out Assad quickly enough so that a corrupt US puppet regime might have been installed by now? Oh, wait... that one Russia actually seems to have something to do with.

Enough is enough. Uncritically shilling for the most corrupt representatives of bourgeois liberalism is not an act of "independence", nor is it a confidence-inspiring recognition of the social and political state of things relatable to anyone beyond the trivial affluent middle class dog-whistle crowd to whom you seem content to restrict your circulation.

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Posted by JK 1 on 10/26/2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Wake Republican Who Voted for HB 2 Now Wants You to Know He's a Champion for LGBT Rights

This is getting ridiculous. Can we just take all of the signs off of all restrooms and get it over with already? Let anyone go to which ever restroom they want to go to.

Posted by jam1wal2 on 10/26/2016 at 5:13 PM

Re: “66 Reasons Not to Vote for Pat McCrory

Engaging article. Great documentation that's hard to argue with is presented in a creative way! However, I might disagree that McCrory is the worst governor in America. I think Kentucky's Matt Bevin would give him a run for that title!

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Posted by Cathy Fine on 10/26/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Richard Burr's Not So Keen on the Right to a Fair Trial

Other than his uninspired monthly newsletter, which requires a subscription, the only time we hear from Sen. Burr is during election cycles. He is well known for keeping his head down and dependably following the instructions handed to him by Republican leadership. NC voters have the opportunity to replace an empty suit with a thinking individual who has a demonstrated work ethic. I hope we don't let it pass us by.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 10/26/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Evangelicals in the Age of Trump (Or, Why I Was Called a ‘Jew-Boy’ at a Franklin Graham Rally)

A new label comes to mind: CHINO (Christian in Name Only). Most Christian sects instruct adherents to not surrender to the impulse to hate. However, as also occurs with Judaism and Islam, such admonishment does not deter some people on the fringe from inventing versions of their religion's teachings that justify their personal prejudices, even to the point of condoning murder.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 10/26/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Red Wolf Advocates Accuse the Feds of Lying to Justify Their ‘Cowardly New Plan’

the Population Viability Analysis (PVA) report indicated that in a worst-case scenario, the captive red wolf population of 200 animals had a 0.5% chance of extinction over the next 125 years. Compare that to the FWS assertions that the captive population was at serious risk...hard to conclude anything other than they were lying...

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 10/26/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Another Solis Apartment Complex Planned for Brightleaf ... About a Mile Away From Current Complex

So theyre building this new apartment complex on the grounds of the citys oldest funeral home? Yeah, that doesnt sound creepy at all

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Posted by Jon Howell on 10/26/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The INDY's Voting Guide

In Wake County you endorsed Marty Miller over Anna Worley for district court. Have you looked at Marty Miller's Facebook page? Post after post from Allen West, "Christians for Trump", etc.

His ads are saying he supports "Traditional family values". What does that mean? Well, he attended Regent School of Law, the religious law school founded by televangelist Pat Robertson. What does Pat think traditional family values means?

Anna Worley has served 8 years and is one of very few state certified family law specialists serving on the District Court bench. She has my vote.

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Posted by Raleighperson on 10/25/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Superior Court and District Court Judges

I just looked at Marty Miller's Facebook page. Look at it yourself:

It's full of anti Hillary posts, pro Donald Trump posts, and re-posts from Allen West. Miller self describes as supporting "traditional family values."

What does that mean, Indy? "Traditional family values" usually means anti-gay marriage in code speak in this day and age. And this is the person you trust to make decisions in same sex marriage custody issues?

From a legal perspective, he's posting articles saying there should be no Supreme Court nominations approved until AFTER the presidential election.

Did you even look at his social media, Indy?

The alleged "group" that is against Anna Worley appears from research to simply be one very disgruntled parent who lost custody and has an internet connection. Good judges make hard decisions, even when they know it will alienate litigants (who are voters) and even lawyers (who vote in bar polls).

We don't need Wake County judges who are touting a "traditional family values" agenda.

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Posted by Raleighperson on 10/25/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Wake County Offices and the Sales Tax Referendum

about the Wake Transit referendum- will there be a possibility to amend the half cent sales tax hike to something like a few bucks for luxury items sales tax?
Also, this article mentions that raising taxes for the wealthy is "thanks to state law, that's not an option". Are we talking about income based tax levied at County level being against State Law?
If so, there could still be sales taxes on luxury items.
granted, a half cent does not seem like a hardship per item- but for a number of Wake residents it adds up. I am imagining this is an across the board sales tax. So Groceries will be taxed? Items one buys at the Cvs/rite aid type stores? feminine products? Many of these things are necessities, and over a years time can add up.
What I am wondering is, if this referendum is passed- and if we have an actual representative serving county commission, will there be a possibility to revisit how the sales tax is implemented?

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Posted by 2Lionsrock on 10/25/2016 at 3:10 AM

Re: “Wake County Commissioner To Wake GOP Official: Show Me Proof Voter Fraud Exists

For the record, I never received a response from the Wake GOP or Mr. Hellwig.

Posted by JohnNC on 10/24/2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Poll: McCrory Sees Approval Rating Boost After Hurricane, Democrats Up Big in Early Voting

McCrory LIED about his agenda when he first ran for governor. After he was elected people realized he wasn't the moderate that he claimed to be. Instead he has instituted policies that harm people and the economy of the state. Time to kick him out of office.

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Posted by Molly Brown on 10/24/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for the N.C. General Assembly

Sorry, faux endorsement of Mike W's GOP opponent is more like it. Mike represents one of the most unbeatable districts for a D. Very safe to endorse an GOP with zero expectation they can win. No blood on Indy's hands.

What better situation for the Indy to appear thinking outside the box. I am not impressed.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/24/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Poll: McCrory Sees Approval Rating Boost After Hurricane, Democrats Up Big in Early Voting

I suppose "like sharpens like." Pat McCrory has been a disaster for NC. His policies and corrupt government has caused damage that will take a long time to recover from.

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Posted by Robert Black-Strong on 10/24/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Superior Court and District Court Judges

George Greene. Can you tell me in specifics your own personal experience as a parent in Judge Worley's court? Because this statement "The objections to Judge Worley's alleged "temperament" are subjective, not substantiated" is garbage until she's placed YOUR child in the care of a drug addict who was busted for doing drugs with your child in his presence as he was being arrested and her commenting "Well, drug abuse doesn't mean you're a bad parent?" Have you ever met a college graduate who doesn't know the difference between net pay and gross pay? Have you ever had a judge take the word of someone who could not present them with evidence of their claim but still take their word for it and also fine you for the lie they told her that she chose to believe? Do you trust a judge who's own peers (NC Bar Assoc.) ranked her as the least competent judge on the family law bench? Finally, as a Democrat, what does being a Republican have to do with not caring about children and automatically makes them the bad guy by claiming that if he cared about kids, he'd not be a Republican? Everything in your brief statement is EXACTLY why the Indy chose not to endorse her this time. She was, apparently, terrible in 2012 and I can attest from personal experience, she is just as bad, if not worse, in 2016. I never imagined voting for a Republican in my life but in this particular instance, I totally am. She's ruined too many lives with her lack of knowledge about the complexities of family units, children, parental alienation, financial and emotional abuse and even basic math skills. She is grossly unqualified to be making decisions that affect the lives of children and it has nothing to do with the fact that she has no children nor ever been married. She simply has no idea what she's doing and that's irresponsibly dangerous to anyone whose case is assigned to her. She's probably a decent person but she is NOT qualified for this job. Period!

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Posted by Sophia Blake on 10/24/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Durham police excessive force case goes to Court of Appeals

I'm in taking finishing up on my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, I would love to know more details on this article, as well as hear some feedback from the officer. Was officer Schneiders a newbie to the force? Why was he in the back seat? It seems to me he acted out of protocol. He felt like he had a point to prove and wanted to feel like he was doing something. It to also, seem like it was three cops in the car, therefore my next question is why the backseat trainee during all the action??? I'm itching to know more, thanks in advance!!!

Posted by Sheriqueenma Rodgers on 10/23/2016 at 9:36 PM

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