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Re: “Dale Folwell - NC Treasurer

This is all fine and dandy for state workers taxpayers have to pay for their own pensions in their own health care benefits it's time for all state workers to contribute to their pension plans and your health care plans as a federal worker I have to contribute to my 401k and to my health care plan so why can't state workers pay for their health plan and their pensions

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Posted by kmc3030 on 01/25/2017 at 8:08 PM
Posted by John Hite on 01/25/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Welcome to the Resistance: Trump Is President, But Trumpism Can Never Prevail

Why so upset? We still live in at least a nominal democracy so it's not a 'game over' scenario when a candidate wins an election. There's no 'thanks for playing politics, now return home to your everyday life'. A lot continues to be at stake and many of us are not done fighting.

The one upside of having a ridiculous cartoon villain for a president is that a lot of people are going to stop being complacent and learn how to impact our government. This is just starting.

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Posted by mikemike on 01/25/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Welcome to the Resistance: Trump Is President, But Trumpism Can Never Prevail

With Trump in office, we all lose.

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Posted by Raleigh Guy on 01/25/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Welcome to the Resistance: Trump Is President, But Trumpism Can Never Prevail

Jesus Huffington Christ that was heroic!!!

I bet you busted your nut just imagining Rachel Madcow interviewing you about you vision of hope and feeling the magical unicorn dust of unconditional acceptance annointing your head.

The fact of the matter is very different. You and your ilk are losers. You lost. You lost the war of ideas.

You lost and the way that you are continuing to lose only presages more defeat.

You lost because the only message you could bring was division and strife.

You lost because you routinely disparage and belittle people you consider your inferiors.

You lost because you have made yourself irrelevant.

You lost.

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Posted by Mike Moore on 01/25/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “If Trump Revokes DACA, North Carolina Will Lose More Than $1 Billion a Year

Trump prefers Dachau to DACA.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 01/25/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s First Responders Want More Money, But the Mayor Wants Them to Wait

They have been told for years to wait, the economy is bad! Meanwhile, Raleigh has a Mayor willing to spend $52 million, on what seemed to be a pet project, to buy land for a park as city employees both new and long term continue to struggle. We have a city with over $200 million sitting in an account doing nothing. Why has this city's leadership continually ignored it's employees? Perhaps it's time for a change in leadership, time for someone that realizes employees need to be valued and the money the city brings in is not theirs to use as they please.

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Posted by AliBaba on 01/22/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

I am interested in one of those abandoned homes. My husband and I are hard working and just tired of paying rent. We've been trying for years to get our credit straight. However, with childsupport payments, cost of rent and job losses. We've been through alot. It almost seems impossible to have something to call our own.
If anyone has a home willing to sale one and please contact me by email at

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Posted by Tammi L. Wiggs on 01/22/2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum of 25,000 likely much higher. A continuous wall of marchers streamed from Memorial Auditorium to Moore Square for 1.5 hours. Aerials from the Marriot and Moore Square parking decks are quite revealing.

Comments from the Raleigh Police Department to WTVD News: On Thursday, organizers told ABC11 they expected 5,000 people for the Raleigh march and they planned to stick to the sidewalks. By noon Saturday, however, crowd estimates topped 20,000 marchers, forcing Raleigh Police officers to block off streets and call for backup.

"There was no precedent for this," Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue explained to ABC11. "This was not like the Christmas Parade or July 4th celebrations or even First Night. It wasn't even like any demonstrations we had before."

Robert B Butler
North Carolina Press Release

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Posted by Robert B Butler on 01/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

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Posted by Carmen Wilson on 01/21/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Wait, Rusted Root has a legacy?

Rusted Root has remained authentic and less worried about being cool. Their ability to stay true should be celebrated! And... They still sound great thanks to Michael Glabicki's relentless vision and his own artistic evolution.

Posted by sojo18 on 01/21/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I went to Duke in the early 90s, and worked at Brueggers Bagels on 9th St. every morning while I was in school. David was there first thing every morning, before anything else on the street was open. He never asked for anything more than a cup of water. I'd ask if he wanted a coffee or a sandwich, and he always shyly turned it down. I remember going outside on my lunch breaks, to the sound of his fiddle floating up from somewhere down the street. The city of Durham eventually chased all the homeless people out of the area. Yes, there were some aggressive panhandlers in the area, but David was never one of them. He disappeared. I always wondered where David went. About 10 years later, I had a job at NCSU, and found him again on Hillsborough St. It was clear no one was home, he usually just shuffled up and down the street carrying his violin. I saw this in my news feed this week, and sobbed. I realized all those years, he touched so many souls, and I never asked the man for his name. May you rest in peace David, and I know the music in heaven is all that much brighter for your presence.

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Posted by Anne 1 on 01/19/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I sincerely hope the statue happens and want there to be a link / address for donations!

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Posted by Barefoot Shane on 01/19/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

A fine story but one correction: Pattie and I were not married in the 70s when we performed with David as Triangle; our wedding was in 1982 (and we're still married).

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Posted by Jack Le Sueur on 01/18/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

Yes I will miss him and his music. I did not know about his run for Senate, but it makes a certain amount of sense as does his disappointment. Rest in peace David, you made a difference.

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Posted by where's the beef? on 01/18/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

INDY Week, how do I donate to the statue fund???

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Posted by Ddunn on 01/18/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

A beautifully written article. For several years I spent many afternoons with David when he came to Mitch's Tavern after playing on Hillsborough St. I would greet him with "Oh pain in my ass", always getting a laugh. I threw his creamers to him baseball style. Did well. I only missed once, hitting a beer tap and spraying him and one other. He laughed and laughed. We were always talking about politics and baseball. I know of no one who got so much pleasure from life. There is some fine fiddling going on somewhere and may he be in a better place and I hope there is some baseball there for him.

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Posted by Lisa Lewis on 01/18/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

I've been to the last 2 NC ComiCons in Durham. It's a great event, but the panels are kind of a weak spot for me. I would have considered checking out NC ComiCon Oak City but it's the same weekend as the Anime Magic film festival at the Carolina Theater in Durham. Maybe next year.

Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 01/18/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Christine Walczyk

"Judge" Christine Walczyk is a criminal with a robe and gavel, sitting on her perch and violating her oath of office as she wars against the constitutions of North Carolina and The United States. She is a biased, non-neutral and totally partial "judge." Family Court is nothing but a machine designed to strip you of your rights, money, and often times your own family, all without even consideration of your God-given, constitutionally protected rights. Christine Walczyk is nothing but a criminal acting as a judge. She is a bad actor criminal, and nothing more.

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State (North Carolina), not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God."

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will administer justice WITHOUT FAVORITISM to anyone or to the State;...that I will faithfully and IMPARTIALLY discharge all duties of District Court Judge (blah blah blah)"

You know EXACTLY what you are doing each and every time that you IGNORE AND VIOLATE your oath, in which you actually VOID your authority in each case. You are FILTH, TRASH, and you deserve to be in FEDERAL PRISON for your crimes against the people and families of North Carolina. (see 28 USC 241, 28 USC 242, and others)

And to the poster up there about filing a complaint against Christine Walczyk with the "Judicial Standards Commission,"...give me a break. You are most likely criminal Walczyk herself, and the Judicial Standards Commission is nothing but a protection agency for the criminals on the bench. You all are all in bed together. CORRUPT FILTH and SCUM. To hell with all of you, because that is exactly where you are going.

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Posted by STOP_Criminals_on_the_Bench on 01/18/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “At the Dawn of the Trump Era, Local Immigrant Groups Aim to Become a Potent Political Force

I hope they do become potent political forces, in their nations of legal citizenship.

Your presence in the US is so valuable to us? Imagine how valuable it would be to your countrymen in your nation of origin and legal citizenship.

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Posted by Screen name: on 01/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

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