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Re: “Wake’s Early Voting Debate Illustrates Why It’s Time to Rethink Partisan Elections Boards

The republicans were voted into office in NC using the same voter laws they now want to change....Why are they afraid of voter fraud when it clearly does not exist except for the republicans..They are the only frauds I see.....They are afraid of voter revenge for all the crazy shit they have done so they try and rig the vote so they cant be voted out....They alll need to be voted out...They are sleazy crooks and used car salesman.....They lie they cheat and now they want to defraud the people of the right to vote....Lets hope 2016 sees a lot of them gone...especially that scum sucking dirtbag McCory..send him back to duke power thats who he really works for.

Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

I kinda discovered the Zippers by accident while going through bins of CD's at Borders. (Remember CD's? Remember Borders?) The Inevitable had an interesting sound. Did I care that it had a sort of swing vibe? I did not. It had a few cuts that had an old-timey feel, but what I liked about it was that it sounded different. It wasn't quite like anything out there at the time. Of course, when Hot came out, I snapped it up immediately.

At the time, my daughter lived not too far from the actual Squirrel Nut Zippers factory in Cambridge, MA - the one pictured on the cover of Hot. It's smaller than you'd think... like the band's career, alas.

Swing, schming. The Zippers were unique, and I miss them.

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Posted by Elisson on 08/17/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Coal Ash and North Carolina: A Timeline

“We got a little rule back home: if it's brown, drink it down; if it's black, send it back.“

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Posted by Jon Howell on 08/17/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Early Voting, Chatham Zoning, Wake Schools, Tim Kaine

“The more [early voting] sites we have, the more opportunities exist for violations.”

By that logic, the only way to eliminate fraud is to eliminate voting.

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Posted by twatts1000 on 08/17/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Coal Ash and North Carolina: A Timeline

Burn 'em down, SELC.

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Posted by ScottB on 08/17/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Is Pat McCrory’s DHHS Willing to Jeopardize Lives to Appease the Boss’s Former Employer?

The McCrory cabal lies on spec.

Posted by ScottB on 08/17/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “The General Assembly and the Equal Protection Clause: A Love Story

They have considerable difficulty with the Establishment Clause also.

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Posted by ScottB on 08/17/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

Fantastic article; as someone who moved to the area 15 years ago and missed the original SNZ as a "local" band, there's so much fantastic oral history collected here both of the band itself and the "scene" (for lack of a better term) back then.

There's also a related event coming up this Saturday, which I hope is OK to comment here:

The Kraken, “Chapel Hill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadhouse,” will host a fundraiser for community radio station WCOM on Saturday, August 20, starting at 7PM.

Five musical acts have committed to perform.

Katharine Whalen, lead singer of the original Squirrel Nut Zippers, continues to make outstanding music solo and with several groups. The Milagro Saints play roots rock Americana with great original material as featured on their new album, Stranger Times. The Cosmic Country Band keeps alive the sound of Austin in the 1970s led by Lisa Rhodes who was there. Hank and Brendan, a Carrboro guitar and banjo duo, shatter preconceptions with music ranging from Yes to Reno & Smiley. From Carthage, Mama Molasses delivers soulful Americana music.

Additional artists may be announced as confirmed. Orange County’s Grilled Delights food truck will be there.

All donations will benefit WCOM, your all-volunteer non-profit community radio station.

The Kraken is located five miles west of Carrboro at the intersection of NC 54 and Dobson’s Crossroads Road.

For more information about the Kraken http://thekrakenbar.com/ and for WCOM-FM 103.5 http://www.wcomfm.org.

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Posted by Sam M-B on 08/17/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

good for them love their music

Posted by Fritx on 08/17/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

Yes. If course. That's correct. I'm not saying that U-238 is not a concern; obviously it is, or a maximum exposure level would not have been published. And rightly so. But to say it's fissionable is badly out of context, and it's a fact that the rate of alpha emission from U-238 is far less than other items; if that were not true, the maximum exposure levels would be far lower than they are.

Note that dissolved arsenic is also a concern in some Wake County groundwater, and it's a combination of naturally occurring arsenic and residue/runoff from old agricultural chemicals. Personally I'd be a lot more worried about that. But to each, his own.

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Posted by ct on 08/17/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Sweepstakes gambling on the way out in NC?

To those think it is addictive and a problem are the ones sounds like had the problems and not winning. No one makes you run from city to city or cafe to cafe to play the games. As a convenience store clerk I have seen customers spend just as much on lottery tickets and scratch offs and then say "oh well guess I ride over to VA and try my luck there" explain to me what is the dang difference. I liked the cafes and I was not always a winner it did not take me away from my family, I did not spend all my earnings there and I did know when to walk away. I even help my winnings on my account and would go cash in when I needed gas or something. As consumers we spend all our money chasing sales, black Fridays etc no one is "protecting" the poor from that....these shopping gimmicks hits the poor community sometimes even greater. It is mind over matter and no one can control ones mind you have to have the will to say no or go. Everyone looking for someone to blame just be responsible and accountable for YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

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Posted by nickie on 08/17/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

"But even then, U-238 is far less worrisome than the radioactive substance in almost every household smoke detector."

Very few people drink 2 liters of smoke detectors every day of their lives.

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Posted by insightus on 08/17/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

Wait a minute. Over 99% of naturally occurring uranium is U-238 which does not support a chain reaction except in a fast neutron environment -- and in a fast neutron environment, U-238 would be the least of your problems.

Other isotopes of uranium are far more worrisome.

The issues for U-238 in solution are its chemical toxicity (like any heavy metal) and alpha particle radiation if ingested. But even then, U-238 is far less worrisome than the radioactive substance in almost every household smoke detector.

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Posted by ct on 08/17/2016 at 8:47 AM

Re: “From 2010–2014, Wake County Found 40 Private Wells with Dangerous Levels of Uranium. Then It Stopped Testing.

this is a fissionable element. what a sobering factoid about water table mineralization and urbanization.

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Posted by theseatree on 08/17/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

This article is completely wrong in so many ways. Kelly quit Cry Of Love, he wasn't let go. I know that for a fact, because I was there - I was the band's only Tour Manager (for 7 years). And for the record, Kelly drank himself to death, due to his weakness for alcohol and good times. I hated to watch it happen, especially since it happened only a couple years after another great Raleigh musical talent, David Enloe, had drunk himself to death...

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Posted by Bob Davis on 08/16/2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Brazilian Creations

brazilian creations at the Red Door, 1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC
by Ely Urbanski


I'll show a set of works was made in the 1990’s. Some of them were created when I was still attending Art School (School of Communication and Art of the University of São Paulo) in Brazil. They are traditional media prints: etchings, drypoints, mezzotints, silk screen and lithography. Among them are the few prints on paper where I have worked with colors. Many of them have São Paulo city subway system as the main subject. They depict details of stations, train cars or passengers in figurative or abstract ways. Starting from the actual physical places they suggest a reflection on the passengers’ psychological state of mind while commuting to work or school.

More detais: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782825195…

Posted by ely on 08/16/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

Duke Energy/Pat McCrory: “The Youths these days like things from the past, right? What do they call it... vintage? Yeah, that’s it. Okay, so, get this: Vintage Drinking Water! Now in EXTREME 90s FLAVOR!”

Posted by Jon Howell on 08/16/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

The evidence that McCrory is unfit to be our governor is astounding, especially as it continues to pile on.

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Posted by Jordan Luff on 08/16/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “N.C. State Researchers Say That, in a Drought-Stricken Future, the World Might Look to Cary

I guess they did not want to mention the very high per person water use in Cary?

Posted by dodahman 1 on 08/15/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: In Which McCrory Blames Clinton for Trump’s Assassination Joke

McCory = Shit fer brains..........2016 send him home....I am sure Duke Power will have a nice cushy job fer the assbag.

Posted by Tony D on 08/14/2016 at 5:17 PM

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