You are suggesting that domesticated pets should NOT be spay/neutered? This is unbelievably irresponsible.
Are you aware of the overpopulation problem? And to your question about humans having their testes or ovaries forcibly removed...hmmm, in some cases it sounds good to me.
No Kill Shelter facilities are taking the brunt for the irresponsibility of the people on the front end...PUPPY / KITTEN MILLS!! They need to be shut down. They are constantly contributing to the over population of domestic pets. They are the equivalent to drug dealers in the "war on drugs".
Shut down pet mills.
Certainly parents were upset but the intro misrepresents the tone & what occurred. Parents from Carrboro were informed the Monday prior that 2 options would be discussed @ this meeting then voted on in late November; 1.) move all traditional tracks, or 2.) move all dual-language tracks. Parents were upset because these are not "options"...it is the same result, taking the only elementary school in the town of Carrboro, a center-piece to the community, & cutting it in half.
First, President Obama is biracial not African-American. Second a progressive lawyer solving a problem? Particularly one that is caused by too many progressive lawyers. She would says " I am helping the poor by raising taxes on rich corporations" Sounds good, but doesn't work. when Obama says to her, make sure GE's lawyers help write the law since they give me a lot of money. After her door is opened thousands of times by elite progressives (both parties) for companies in their district the rate goes up but tax income goes down. A thousand page bill and no progress except more lawyers, lobbyists and $100k+ GovCo employees. Oh yeah, the press says an Obama victory for the poor. Morons.
Funny we forget we are the Universe --and as earthlings the moon is also a component of our make up literaly and metaphorically --and homelessness has facets of lunar reality ----like the G. Klimt painting " The Three Ages of women" shows a old and bare "moon" and the furtile Earth-with new born---so is the nature of the beauty of Homelessness ---we reflect and pause at the prospects of life with out and lifelessness?
Bob Segars Beautiful Loser ,chasing of an idealic time and ambeince - only to find oneself left behind with only the proof of a Gods love and right to exsist by the pulsing and pounding of ones chest ,coupled with the appearance of a tall Cypress draped in spanish moss or a G. Klimp's paintings knarled majesty.
I,m simi homeless I have a large Vehicle I utilize---I ve seen and had aggressive pan handlers approach me to the point i now simply say no which is true ,plastic only,since Im usually in my car/home when approached --its more disturbing to witness someone else being treated aggressively and the stuppers some display are frightening and potetially dangerous. But I have found most are only loud and full of flare. Im in a tredding wter like situation living on minimum wage . --I see most as victums of systems--systems don,t ususally allow for chronic shorting outs or built in vagerize and anomalies of mental construction ---- long have some been left aside to live among the mold and fauna of Societal acrchitecture --- many victums then victumizers ,a place where someone dropped the ball and psychosocial maladaptive options began to work and system conformations learned ,lit only ones short commings . I can weather a blasting of hatered filled verbal assault what for --heresay or the typical jabb "HOMO" its funny how society partly shapes who we are based on who we Appear to be from day One. Helpful yet hurtful ?----
@Tim Wohlford While I agree completely to the points in paragraph one, I find the entire second point not only invalid but offensive. As a survivor of domestic violence I can assure you that there is but one side to the violence at hand. In my case, his violence against me. I did nothing to incur his anger, much less to induce the beatings I got. Calling the victims of domestic violence asymptomatic "Typhoid Mary's" is incorrigible. You cannot lay any of the blame for the violence their domestic partners perpetrate against them on the victims. This kind of attitude is what has kept domestic violence in the dark for so long. It's like giving the violent offender a ticket to "go ahead" because he/she asked for it some how. I can tell you from personal experience that I never asked for it, that I did in every way possible try to avoid violence since I was the one getting the beat downs. No matter what I did, no matter what I said, it made no difference. If I looked at him in what he considered the "wrong way" POW, punched in the face, slapped, knocked to the floor, kicked. If there were even one dust bunny, if I failed to answer the phone by the second ring, if I didn't cook dinner in what he termed the "right way", if I tried to spend any time with friends or with my grown children, these were all reasons for him to attack me in the most violent and psychologically scarring ways. Name calling, threats not just to me but to my children, my friends, my family, the family pet. Breaking my possessions, taking scissors to my clothes. Then after the big BLOW-UP the reconciliation, all the I love you's, the grand gestures, all the promises he would later break. Of course I believed these lies, I wanted to believe they were true because despite everything, I loved him and no one, not you, no one, is going to penalize me or any victim of domestic violence for that. After 8 years on this roller coaster ride I finally ended the relationship only to have him stalk and threaten me all the more. Eventually he found another woman to victimize and has left me alone, Thank God, I feel most fortunate in this since many of the victims of domestic homicide are the women who have left their abusive spouses. And to clarify your friends choices in relationships, God rest her soul, it is NOT a conscious thought to go looking for a violent partner. It is much more psychologically complex than just looking for that "thrill ride" as you call it. I can assure you, it is no thrill ride. If you do some research on the subject you will see what I am talking about, its much more detailed than I intend on going into here. I have put enough of my own personal history here for you and the rest of the world to see. Stop placing blame on the victims.
This is an interesting article. The agenda as published on the website for the Town of Pittsboro listed the Chatham Parks discussion and Mr. Smith's presence, so I am somewhat mystified by the element of surprise hinted at here about the ensuing discussion. In addition, the request for a discussion was published previously in the local paper: The Chatham Record.
I have lived in this area all my adult life, since 1970 and can attest that the changes to Chatham Co. -- Pittsboro in particular -- have been significant and to the good. In the last 8 years, with welcomed citizen input, Mayor Randy Voller and the Pittsboro Town Board have enhanced the liveability of Pittsboro via new parks, improved water quality and infrastructure, and collaborative programs that make the town inviting to new businesses.
Mayor Randy Voller has been a determined leader even in the face of extreme adversity. For example, as the Chatham County courthouse burned Mayor Voller was in the smoke-filled streets assuring citizens that the courthouse would be rebuilt and the downtown would be revitalized. He has helped grow Pittsboro and, with the boards that he has led, has had an indelible and positive impact on the town.
I knew the mayor's father, Lot Voller. Mr. Voller was a German immigrant, a retired and decorated Air Force officer, and caring man who moved to Pittsboro to be near and work with his son. Together they built communities and infrastructure in Chatham Co. and the piedmont region before the recession and banking crisis ravaged their businesses.
Lot Voller was a proud citizen who took his family to vote in every election. He didn't allow the right he'd earned to be taken lightly by those born to it. He contributed to resolutions passed by the Pittsboro Town Council, especially for Veterans, and was tremendously proud of his son's work.
I imagine that the Mayor's emotions in Tuesday's Town Board meeting were fueled by the memories of his father, falling as it did on the day after Veteran's Day and a week after the local elections. Randy Voller has often expressed a desire to spread his father's ashes on Jordan Lake, which his father loved, or in one of the parks that his father frequented often. - V. Penley
Here is a link to a good description of the forest and it's history...
I also came across a Free 157 page ebook called...
Hofmann Forest: A Narrative History of the North Carolina Forestry Foundation 1970-2008
By Bob Kellison, Butch Blanchard, Glenn Catts
its strange that a film is defined by its tittilation - the director has created a film for men with the emphasis on sex to meke money. He made it 3 hours long so that he could disguise his real intentions by calling it an Art film, "commercial" films are never that long unless the director is trying to deflect the real reason for the sex going through the film. The actresses have said they felt humiliated, debased and Seydoux sais she felt like a prostitute - is that the normal response to a successful film from its lead actors. My poiint is that the film is pointless as the actresses performed sex for a male audience withy commercial undertones - the nonsense interviews in Cannes have been shown up to be the farce they were. The actresses hated making the film and obviously feel hurt and anger at the director, that is why they have condemned him after Cannes and their trophies. The critics are saying that it is a beautifull film and the sex scenes didnt need to be performed by lesbians. I wonder if they would feel the same way if it was a film with straight men having to have intercourse and pretend to be gay. I suspect not - makes my point that this is a film for men to titillate and make money in the guise of Art.
If I recall, there was a nice webpage up on the history and characteristics of Hofmann Forest, which NCSU has removed. Is that page cached, and can anyone post that link? Having trouble finding it to share for background.
I won't be happy if the Wake commissioners sabotage the transit initiative, but at the same time let's recognize that less than 20% of the Wake county population lives ITB Raleigh. If transit supporters want this referendum to pass county-wide, they're going to have to throw a bone to Raleigh OTB and to non-Raleigh residents of Wake. I doubt that a rail system, by itself, from WF through DTR and through Cary towards RTP and Durham is going to get county-wide voters enthusiastic. There will have to be some kind of bus service, and not merely a bus service that feeds traffic into the rail system. That's what the RTP business community (in the form of the Regional Transportation Alliance) are also saying.
1. Not every violent act is from a male to a female. Lesbian DV, as well as gay DV, isn't all that uncommon. Before I became a damned Yankee here, I was friends with a DV court judge, who told me that about 1/3 of the defendants were female. Battered males are all too common. I'm glad you at least hinted at this aspect of the problem.
2. As my grandmother said, "It takes two to tango". (Maybe it was "Two to tangle"?). To address issues only with one side of these situations is to miss the point -- that such relationships have two components. Granted, no excuse can be had for any physical abuse, but as those who have done the hitting will attest, there was more going on than just that violence. To hold only one party responsible, to address the issues of only one party, just causes the disease to continue, much as if we left an asymptomatic "Typhoid Mary" carrier out on the loose.
This is where it gets personal for me... I performed a funeral for a friend of mine. Her hubby started beating her after his severe head injury. The next two abuses were boyfriends w/o any previous violent histories of any sort. The third boyfriend, a dangerous-looking guy that was in fact relatively mild, and no previous DV issues, beat her until she died. My friend, for all of her wonderful qualities, had become -- lacking a better word -- "addicted" to the thrill ride, the drama, the lifestyle, the attention from friends, of a relationship with a man who became violent. There was a part of her that was attracted to such situations, who attracted such men. Her "stuff" was so powerful that it consumed them and killed her.
She isn't the only one I've watched do this dance, and I'm sure that the local abuse shelters will happily testify that they have to do some intervention to prevent the abused from getting into that situation again.
saw him on his last tour at the Cradle; a wonderful show and a very small crowd; maybe 50 people; he was very friendly and the sound was sweet, especially his guitar; highly recommended
If you haven't tried Triangle Raw Foods, you are missing out. Looking forward to the opening.
If Jim Baker sic. can recover.. there is hope for John Edwards..
"Old White Guy" - Isn't this article suggesting to readers we engage in different forms of age, race and sex discrimination?
Why not elect leaders based on their beliefs and the solutions they intend to implement?
Tres TACKY! It's called a PRIVATE LIFE. Leave the man alone, guys.
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