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Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

Victoria, Why didn't you post the whole letter carolyn wrote? You are not reporting the story fairly or unbiastly. Catherine Manone

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Posted by KiKi Manone on 08/12/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

People who are boycotting Driscoll need to see the bigger issue here. The fact that there are labor laws in the US that allow this kind of thing to happen in the first place. If you think the issue begins and ends with Sakuma brothers, whom Driscoll buys a small portion of their berries from, then you are sadly mistaken. If you eat avocados, bananas, or really anything that didn't come from a Fair Trade Certified farm, then it was likely as cheap as it was because of unfair labor practices. When in stores I regularly hear customer complain about the high prices of produce. Terms like "Whole Paycheck" come to mind. Well if you want food grown responsibly, by workers who are treated fairly, then be willing to pay the price for it. Unfortunately we have a very broken system, where underpaid people need cheap food to survive on, which is made cheap because they were produced or harvested by underpaid people. So stop focusing on the small issue, and start doing something about the larger problem!

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Posted by ProDude on 08/12/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Video Premiere: Louis Landry's "I Know a Guy" Updates the Bible

Thanks so much for giving me a platform to share this video far and wide. I appreciate everything the IndyWeek staff does to promote local arts music and culture !! Louis Landry

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Posted by Louis Landry on 08/12/2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Durham Co-op Continues to Sell Driscoll's Berries, Tells Customers to "Shop Your Values"

Not purchasing berries from the Co-op in order to "shop your values" doesn't do any good. The Co-op has already bought the berries and given Driscoll's their money. The damage is already done.

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Posted by Saratonin on 08/12/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Durham Co-op Continues to Sell Driscoll's Berries, Tells Customers to "Shop Your Values"

Maybe a new Co-op sign "Don't buy these berries"

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Posted by bottyguy on 08/12/2016 at 2:27 PM
Posted by Durham Lou on 08/12/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

If DPD gave the same amount of attention to simple possession as it does to stop sign, crosswalk, and school zone violations, that'd be about right.

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/12/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

If the city of Baltimore can systematically trample constitutional rights and target African American citizens for 20 years (as illuminated by a recent article on The Atlantic) through wink and nod policy, and basically get away with it (well, until that unfortunate accident with the rough ride and spinal injury), I think the DPD can figure out a way to "unofficially" (cough) not arrest people for pot.

It's really not that difficult. Just don't charge people. Problem solved.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/12/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

"But city officials aren't quite clear as to what needs to happen if they decide to deprioritize misdemeanor marijuana arrests since marijuana is regulations are set by the state. "

You have an extra "is" in this sentence.

"There's two thoughts to this—pass an ordinance or directing the Durham Police Department to make misdemeanor marijuana arrests a low priority. And one of those options has less chance for the General Assembly to get involved than the other. "

There are, not "there is", two thoughts...

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Posted by tunk on 08/12/2016 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Richard Burr Wraps Himself in the Flag, Forgets What It Stands For

If you've seen Richard Burr outside of a major GOP "give me your bucks bazaar"--raise your hand! Oh, my!! Not many regular North Carolinians get to see or hear from Burr about jobs, affordable housing or bringing home the bacon. What's more-- the "invisible" senator was nowhere to be found Tuesday when his party's presidential nominee spoke in Wilmington. Huh? Guess Burr doesn't want North Carolinians to know he supports Trump because the party told him who to back and how to vote.

Maybe Richard Burr can explain why an American flag lapel pin makes him more patriotic than anyone else. Patriotism is about loyalty to America not allegiance to a political party over all else. Patriotism is about protecting the rights of all, including the incendiary and threatening comments of "Donny Dangerous."

BTW, gov. Pat McCrory didn't shy away from saying he supports Trump. McCrory delivered a cutesy stump speech for his flagging gubernatorial campaign.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/11/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: The Beginning of the End For Pat McCrory?

Thanks for catching that, Paige. It's fixed now.

- paul

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Posted by pblest on 08/11/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: The Beginning of the End For Pat McCrory?

Hey, fix that last sentence; you basically are saying Copley's mom wants help burying him.....

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Posted by Paige Barnes on 08/11/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “With Land Purchased, Scrap Exchange Can Move Ahead on Expansion Plans

I'm confused. This appears to be a factual, snark-free article in the Indy Week. I didn't know those were allowed :)

Congrats on the new gig, Lauren - show 'em what journalistic integrity looks like!

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Posted by Erik Landfried on 08/11/2016 at 10:55 AM
Posted by lsoler on 08/11/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare, PLLC


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Posted by lsoler on 08/11/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare, PLLC


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Posted by lsoler on 08/11/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

Plenty of celebrities, musicians, et al will come out in support of THE LEFT. Few have the courage to stand with non-left. I have loved Avett Bros. music forever, thought them very bold and, not sure. :-( Courage is needed now more than ever, courage to stand boldly. If the Avetts won't, I reckon almost nobody will. I hoped for more, believing (sue me) these men are courageous, that their family brought them up to be so. We were meant to be courageous.........

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Posted by Savannah on 08/11/2016 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Necessary evil: The business of nonprofits

Non-profits are just innocuous little entities existing in their own isolated corner of the economy. They do not hurt the economy, but they certainly do not carry it, either. Non-profits serve one distinct purpose – bettering the world while zeroing out their books. Non-profit organizations are a steady source of employment. Just because non-profits are not allowed to carry forward does not mean their operation does not require specialized jobs to be filled. In fact, in terms of day-to-day operations, non-profits run very similarly to for-profit corporations. Non-profits, like for-profits, rely on computer programmers, accountants, graphic designers and other specialized workers to ensure smooth operation. AGC founder Alan Gavornik personally commits his 32 years of entrepreneurship and business development excellence to facilitating the causes of the philanthropic community. AGC is committed to the prudent application of the successful business models and principals of the private sector to those of the philanthropic and public sector markets. His consulting, coaching and training services to the non-profit community are delivered on both a discounted basis as well as through a host of pro bono engagements. AGC has a mission to boost the performance of non profit clients by using decades of private sector experience tailored to the following areas;

• Development Sales Training
• Program Marketing
• Effective Team Leadership Skills

Posted by Anna Weber on 08/11/2016 at 12:22 AM

Re: “August 10 crossword

Can you please clear up the fuzziness of these puzzles..the last 2 weeks have played havoc with my eyes as they are being presented blurred a wee bit..Other puzzle sites are good.

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Posted by Catlady on 08/10/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “We Asked Our Readers for Their Best and Worst Tattoo Stories—And Wow, Did They Deliver

Absolutely love these, especially Suzanne Miller's!

Posted by Beth Browne on 08/10/2016 at 12:57 PM

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