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Re: “Can Republican-Sponsored Redistricting Reform Save North Carolina’s Democracy?

One sentence from this article -- "Democrats tend to cluster in urban areas" -- if examined by a journalist or political scientist, would make clear why Republicans will come out ahead in elections where all legislators are chosen from single-member districts.

Posted by Lee Mortimer on 03/17/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK Plan a Cross-Burning in Asheboro. Sorry, People of Color, You’re Not Invited.

Someone should forward this invitation to the White House.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “SBI Completes Investigation into Frank Clark’s Shooting, Case Is Now in Durham County District Attorney’s Hands

Thank-you, indyweek,
for the Autopsy report - misquoted (during "sunshine week")
in some OTHERS' reports
(indyweek gets it right, and has covered this story
better than perfunctory reporting by others.)

Contrary to what others are suggesting, it was
NOT a mere scalp wound, but rather
"Entrance: scalp without soot, but with possible stippling"

[looks like shooter was standing over Clark
when shooting him in the head;
gun about two feet from scalp]:

From the Autopsy of Frank Clark
DIAGNOSES
Gunshot wounds of head & right thigh.
A. Penetrating gunshot wound of head.
1. Entrance: left parietal scalp without soot, but with possible stippling
[Suggesting gunshot from a distance of between 12" and 36" (i.e. roughly 2 feet)
"When a shooting occurs at close range (up to 36 inches), gunshot residues
may be deposited on the surface of the victims skin.
Some of the [gunshot] debris associated with this 'stippling' phenomenon are
in pitting or indentation marks in the skin..." Soot occurs up to 12"
and the classic star-burst pattern
would indicate a contact gunshot,
although there was a "crescent-shaped margin"
"a 3/8 x 5/16" elliptical defect with a crescent-shaped margin of abrasion
... up to 3/16" at its maximum span."]
2. Fragment lodgements underlying scalp.
3. Bullet base lodgement: posterior neck inferior to skull base.
4. Fragmented bullet recovered.
5. Path: Perforation of skull and brain.
6. Direction: rightward, downward, and slightly backwards.

[Poorly written rewriting of the autopsy report that Frank Clark
"was shot on the left side of his scalp"
is like saying someone shot through the heart was shot on the skin.

The fact that the FEMUR was shattered from behind with no soot or stippling,
with slight downward trajectory,
and the trajectory and close range
of the head-shot [not a mere scalp wound] suggests that the deceased was
downed by the 1st strike
and then executed
- shot to the top back of his head
when he was down on his face ("dead men tell no tales."]

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 03/16/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “The cost of treating charity-care & bad-debt patients

The basic necessity of an individuals life is proper food, cloth and shelter. But still a major portion of our society is living below the poverty line and they need to face a hard situation to gather all these things. Thanks to welfare societies that offers wide range of service for betterment of poor people. https://www.regionalbikurcholim.org/ is among the one that liaison up with hospitals and provide financial aid to patients stay easy and ensure fast recovery.

Posted by carsonmojica on 03/16/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “N.C. Fishers Face a Policy Battle Today That Will Affect Our Local Seafood Options

Find out how to promote your fishery business: case study of fishery creation - new article of Cleveroad company. If you are interested in IT technologies in fishing - you should read that
https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/find-out-how-to-promote-your-fishery-business--case-study-of-fishery-creation

Posted by Yulia Ye on 03/16/2017 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Hey come on to Georgia Pat, you lowlife piece of scumbag dogshit.I had to leave my Wife and Daughter and get a job here because your stupid ass backwoods way of thinking ran the film industry out of NC.I paid your salary and housing for the four years you wasted in Raleigh. You didn't do a damn thing for me or my family. I think you'll get exactly what you deserve. NOTHING. Why don't you pack up and get the hell out of NC. You have really stunk the place up. You ARE a bigot and a racist.

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Posted by former citizen on 03/15/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Orange County Board of Adjustment: No Parties at the Party Barn

Orange County Board of Adjustment - 3
Party Barn (aka Barn of Chapel Hill) - 0
I guess I should feel kinda sorry for the 17 brides who are scrambling to find a new venue, but anyone who in good conscious drove past all the protest signs and still decided it was a good idea to do business with these modern day carpetbaggers, got exactly what they deserved! In reality, it is in their best interest, unless driving through hordes of protesters on their special day is something they wanted.....

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Posted by Ron Royster on 03/15/2017 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

It's called natural consequences Pat - something we all have to live with everyday. Sorry this is your first experience with it.

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Posted by Granted on 03/15/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

Well that's one way to get a typo fixed. Thanks, Funky Stu. Stay funky.

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Posted by David Klein on 03/15/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

What the fuck is a united from? These reporters get shittier by the day.

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Posted by Funky Stu on 03/15/2017 at 2:55 PM
Posted by Abraham Powell on 03/15/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Maybe the former governor can apply for unemployment while he trudges through his job search. But oh wait, according to the changes made in 2013, he would only get $350 a week. Maybe that would cause a little humility in the man.

"In 2013, McCrory signed a law reducing the maximum unemployment benefit from $535 to $350 per week. ... according to the Charlotte Observer.

www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/ar…

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Posted by john mccorsley on 03/15/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Can't find a job, ex-Gov? I wonder how many of the 400+ folks who would have found work at the new PayPal office feel about that. I wonder how the folks who work part-time to make ends meet at sporting arenas who missed opportunities to work because the bill you signed caused the NCAA and others to move events from NC feel?

Nah - I think I know how they feel... I am not a believer in Karma, but I do believe that if one is a nasty, bigoted SOB one must accept the consequences of being a nasty, bigoted SOB.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

I really wish people on the left and the right would stop using belittling terms like "snowflake." That being said, Mr. McCrory, you reap what you sow.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/15/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Do you all hear that? No? That's the sound of the world's smallest violin, playing "My heart bleeds for you".

"On Monday, McCrory told The News & Observer that he's been considered for part-time teaching positions, but university leaders are worried about student protests. 'That's not the way our American system should operate,' he said."

Um, that's EXACTLY how "our American system" operates. Organizations and companies make decisions, and the public either supports them in the mythical free market, or protests them. Is Pat suggesting that protesting isn't American? Or is it that protesting things that Republicans support isn't American?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 03/15/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Free parking is expensive

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Posted by noel on 03/15/2017 at 8:42 AM
Posted by Sheissobad on 03/14/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “For six decades, folklorist Bill Ferris has broken some of the country's biggest racial barriers. Now, he's sharing the South's story with the world

I met Bill Ferris when I was an undergrad at Ole Miss.(Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford.) I had met James Son Thomas at the school because Mr. Ferris had made arrangements to get him there and he was staying in the professor's house just off campus..Dr. Ferris was himself traveling in Africa at the time. I did a quick interview with "Son" for the campus TV (WCBH) That night at the Hoka, Son Thomas was single handedly shaking the walls with his rocking style of guitar an vocal.. he had everyone in the place singing and clapping and stomping their feet. Well, I pulled out my harmonica ( The real reason this New York boy was in Mississippi..) i've been trying to learn the Delta blues style since I was 11 by listening to old Sunny Terry, Brownie McGee records. Son looked up from his guitar pointed a finger at me and then pointed his finger at the edge of the stage where he was sitting and I went up there and sat right where he said and the rest was magic ... Well, I still hadn't met Bill Ferris yet.. after the show I asked Mr. Thomas if I could carry his guitar for him. While we sat outside soaked in sweat from the house party I felt like I was baptized in the blues... This young lady pulled up in an old pick up truck I believe her name was Christina, Son said something to her and she asked me if I wanted to come with. I stayed on a couch at Mr. Ferris's house for the rest of the weekend .. the rest is history. Fast forward four years,, I got to play a couple 3 tunes with Taj Majal on stage at the Paul Green theater in Chapel Hill, NC.. oh and I played my harpoon with the band Pipe for a tune at the Cats Cradle.. who's front man Ron Liberti posted this article and shout out to the Amazing Bill Ferris who I did eventually meet when I was just a pup in Mississippi.. hoddy toddy ya'll.. -Chip Jupitor Crell

Posted by Jupitor on 03/12/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK Plan a Cross-Burning in Asheboro. Sorry, People of Color, You’re Not Invited.

Well, we know a place to find a group of unarmed bigots...

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Posted by mrdave on 03/12/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Racially Charged Incident Videotaped in Wake School

I love how the black student's name wasn't protected but the anti black anti Jewish anti Hispanic people who were white were protected most likely because they are just kids ( sarcasm) while the black person got suspended. So everyone should in theory just do what they want. The minority will always lose... so fight back if nothing is ever going to happen and when you do you're going to get reprimanded anyway. This system is so terrible.

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Posted by I just watch on 03/12/2017 at 10:20 AM

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