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Re: “Big Gay Ice Cream visits Raleigh on Saturday

SODOMY: MEDICALLY DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR?
Why not have a public dialog on the medical safety of Sodomy, gay and straight, and ask these two simple medical questions?

That is, Doesn't the medical community recommend that you, "Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom."?

Yet, now there are some in the medical community that now say it's OK to "Sleep with the waste that gets flushed down in the toilet?" and that it's possible to live a perfectly normal life.

Additional, the same can be said that there are some in the medical community that now say it's OK to "Lick the toilet bowl" and that it's also possible to live a perfectly normal life.

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Posted by W AhContraire Chartier on 10/17/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Police officer sues sheriff's deputy over dog bite

Birgit and k9man, the comment thread is not the forum for your personal disputes. Please refrain from arguing on this forum.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 10/17/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Memo to all IndyWeek staff: this solar energy deal with Hagan is only getting worse. We need to hear from you on this!

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/…

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/17/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Police officer sues sheriff's deputy over dog bite

Handlers become overwhelmed in these situations because of all the confusion going on. I believe that is the main reason for continued training for the K9 and definitely the Handler also. Mr. Bullock should not make statements like this. He doesn't know all NC trainers for one, and also not very Professional of him. Bottom line is that accidents happen occasionally. This just means that more target training needs to be implemented in the K9/Handler. You definitely cannot dispute that.

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Posted by Jon Hall on 10/16/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Police officer sues sheriff's deputy over dog bite

I believe this is Bullock? First of all get your facts straight. Martin Sokolovic has scammed me along with 3 other people out of a lot of money. Please do some research on him before you try to spread lies just to get the attention off of you and stay on the subject because that is what we are talking about. You made this statement and you know it. Many K-9 trainers in NC suck".
I do not know you and I do not care to meet you either. I have seen you 1 time at the airport where both of us got dogs in several years ago and you called me a "BITCH" because I was looking at your dogs thinking they were my dogs. So I retreated because I will not stoop to your level. You can not argue the things you said. You were interviewed and you made those statements which I DO NOT agree with no matter how much you don't like it. The officer lost control of his K-9 so how can you say the K-9 should target the suspect only??? Have you ever lost control of a dog? Everyone at one point has dropped that lead by accident. So quit trying to say it was bad training and NC trainers suck. I hate it happened but I hate even more that a K-9 trainer would make such statements. Read this again!

"Though impossible to quantify, police dog bites have become a major problem in North Carolina, according to Mike Bullock, a Greenville-based police dog trainer and certifier. "Cops do stupid things. Half the police dog trainers in this state suck," he said. Properly trained dogs should always know who their intended targets are, he says."

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Posted by Birgit Hall on 10/16/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Police officer sues sheriff's deputy over dog bite

hey Birgit, I said that when a dog is released the handler should have a target acquired and that the dog should over never been released if a suspect was handcuffed or even the lose of control by the handler points to improper training. There are to many trainers all over the country that don't have the skills or knowledge to train a dog let alone a police dog. By the way Brigit have you Paid Martin Sokolovic in Slovakia...He tells me you robbed him of 10k worth of dogs!

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Posted by k9man007! on 10/16/2014 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

I find it absolutely hilarious that the legislators crafting more bills to allow guns pretty much anywhere in NC (I won't, though, get into the absurdity of allowing someone to get drunk with a gun on his hip in front of a bunch of people, and then someone says something about his girlfriend, now we've got a couple dead people.....) themselves DO NOT allow them anywhere near where they work. What I want to know is, is the fear for your life everytime you go out for coffee a reality that you have to have the gun? Both sets of my grandparents lived to their 80s, and never experienced getting shot at (as civilians anyway) and never had a home break-in. Neither of my parents have ever been held up at gun point, and they're going on 65. I'm 35, spend most weekends downtown Raleigh and when I lived in Richmond (at one point, highest rate of murder per capita) also spent most weekend nights downtown, and I've never even seen a gun in person except for in Wal-Mart. Furthermore, none of my friends have ever had any problems along those lines. So where is this concern coming from, because it sure seems absent from most people's lives. I also pose this question: has anyone of you who owns a gun, except for military/police individuals, ever shot anyone? Because I guarantee that the criminal you might (but most likely never) encounter will have shot somebody before and won't think twice for a split-second about shooting you if it comes to a "shoot out", but you might. Shooting pieces of paper is one thing. Shooting clay frisbees is one thing. Heck, even shooting an animal is one thing. But when you've got a choice to eliminate someone's life? I can bet you will think twice. That's a completely different thing. And a special note to Jay, that's some real concern you show for your fellow citizen, your fellow Raleigh-ite. You wouldn't help someone who was in need? That's the problem with our society; it's not "liberalism" as a lot of you like to cop to, but this selfish, "I got mine, your're on your own" attitude.

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Posted by Jason Gill on 10/16/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Meet Audra Gaiziunas of Brewed For Her Ledger

haha That's neat to learn more about Audra. I interviewed her for MicroBrewr podcast episode 31. You got more intimate with the woman behind the work. http://microbrewr.com/session31

Posted by Nathan Pierce on 10/16/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Director of state board of elections married to lawyer defending controversial voting reforms

Well. When it comes to outright ethics violations concerning a spouse, we need look no further than Kay Hagan. So, IndyWeek, when will we see your take on this corrupt and possibly illegal waste, fraud and abuse of the taxpayer's money?

http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journ…

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/16/2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Well given the dig into Tillis and luke warm support for Hagan, "silence" could be the preferred theme of the day. So let us declare a new award for silence and the winner is... the North Carolina media! We know why Kay Hagan stays silent because this looks and smells as rotten as can be for her. But can IndyWeek, the N&O, the CO and all the rest not examine and weigh in on this? Facts please, as many as you can lay your hands on.

http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journ…

Have one or more federal laws been violated? But it is so bad, I am not sure which is worse-- breaking a law or not breaking a law. The insider cronyism Hagan participated in was, at a minimum, a dreadful lapse in ethics. For the NC media to ignore this issue and let it hang around unresolved is a massive disservice to the voters of this state.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/16/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street

Change is inevitable. In my opinion "economically productive" and "homogeneous" do not go hand-in-hand, as the piece says. I am glad it is becoming economically more productive. Raleigh is growing and NC State is growing, so it's logical that Hillsborough St also will grow to meet the increase demand. Building up instead of out is the way to go. While it's been sad to see some of the older institutions edged out, at least some (Schoolkids and Sadlacks come to mind) have been reborn elsewhere and are thriving in their new locations. I hope the rest can hang on. Eventually when all the new developments are done the increased foot traffic will benefit everyone who is left.
Let's not forget that before all this redevelopment started, Hillsborough St was near dead and businesses would come and go frequently. The city has injected new life into it. As it stands right now, there are still plenty of vacant storefronts that need filling. I'm thankful for revitalization and look forward to seeing it continue.

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Posted by Roy Blumenfeld on 10/16/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Holy crap did that spin out of control quickly! This started as an interesting article on why legislators are mum about the intent behind a law they created. The final product reads like Mr. Geary had too many espresso shots and just typed up everything that his brain considered to be remotely related to the subject.

"Naturally, then, I understood the act to mean that if I were to be held up at the fair, eager permit-holders would spring to my defense, drawing on the criminal and demanding he surrender on his knees or die in a hail of bullets".

Does you being robbed put anyone's life in imminent danger? Do you feel like the use of deadly force would be justified? Why do you assume that everyone carrying would think that such force would be justified? Why do you consistently portray us a "eager to shoot" when there are no examples of this behavior playing out?

The fundamental flaw in every opinion piece like this is that concealed carry permit holders don't live by the same Run>Hide>Fight mental process as non-carry holders. The reason we carry isn't "fear", it's "more options". Having a firearm gives me better options for places to hide, and better options for ways to fight for my life if the situation escalates to that point. That's it. No vigilante complex. No terror at the thought of walking about in public. No duty to save your possessions from being taken. Just personal options.

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Posted by Mark Leedom on 10/16/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

I make it a point never to take my wallet where my guns are not welcomed.

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Posted by William Campbell on 10/16/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Politicians respond to voters. Most of them do not give a rats ass about protecting the rights of their constituents, they are just in it for the power (and after money opportunities). Dmes cater to big business and the voters who suck on the Gov teet, and Repubs cater to big business and gun rights activists. Looks like we have a bunch of RINOS in Raleigh.

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Posted by Pat Orsban on 10/16/2014 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Bob's rather sarcastic article is really an opinion piece, of course, that only points out the fecklessness of our politician class.
What we lack in this country is leadership. What our leaders excel jn is turning their backs, pointing their fingers and passing the buck.
The buck doesn't stop anywhere until it gets to China.

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Posted by Barry Jaeger on 10/16/2014 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

WaltB, you've made an error when you think I carry a concealed weapon to protect those around me. If you don't care enough about your personal safety to protect yourself, why should I worry about you? I carry to protect *me* and my family. I feel no obligation to extend that protection to you. You can wait for trained people to show up. Obviously time is not an issue for you so no worries.

I'm willing to take my chances with the cops.

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Posted by Jay Hanig on 10/16/2014 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

The General Assembly does not allow firearms in its buildings except by authorized police. I believe this rule is pursuant to the broad authority of the legislature to make its own rules rather than to the firearms laws that apply to everybody else. At any rate, here's the relevant part of the General Assembly's rulebook for the Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building:

IV. POSSESSION OF WEAPONS IN LEGISLATIVE COMPLEX. Except as provided by State or federal law, possession of deadly weapons is prohibited in the Legislative Complex. This rule shall not apply to:

A. Officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States when in the discharge of their official duties as such and acting under orders requiring them to carry arms and weapons.

B. Civil officers of the United States while in the discharge of their official duties.

C. Officers and soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard when on duty or called into service.

D. Officers or employees of the State, or any county, city, or town charged with the execution of the laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties if authorized by law to carry weapons.

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Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 10/16/2014 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Police officer sues sheriff's deputy over dog bite

"Cops do stupid things. Half the police dog trainers in this state suck," he said. Properly trained dogs should always know who their intended targets are, he says.

That is a very ridiculous statement. When an officer hand cuffs a suspect and the handler looses control of his dog it is very likely that the K-9 will engage in a fight with the first person he gets to.
I can not believe a K9 trainer would make such a ludicrous statement.
It is impossible to comment in this situation and has nothing to do with improper training. It was clearly a handling issue and an accident. We did not see the incident and I do not care how great a K-9 is trained. When a dog is released with other officers around no one can guarantee who and what the dog will bite. So this statement is just pure ridiculous.

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Posted by Birgit Hall on 10/15/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “It's legal: gay marriage in North Carolina

Well done!

Posted by jdkees on 10/15/2014 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Director of state board of elections married to lawyer defending controversial voting reforms

I am not a conservative commenter. I'm a proud liberal Democrat. Strach's reputation for being nonpartisan is indeed well established and well earned. None of that matters to those who want to launch accusations without benefit of a single shred of evidence that she has ever been dishonest, partisan or even personally inclined to embrace a GOP agenda.

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Posted by Joan Troy on 10/15/2014 at 6:31 PM

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