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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.

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???

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

Re: “Price Going to Inaguration, But Will Wear 'Symbol' on Lapel

Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear one?

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Posted by Dolly Butler on 01/18/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, Nipple Tattoos Offer a Return to Normalcy

I had breast cancer last year, and I beat the cancer. My question is, do you have any promotions. I have had implants and they are fine. I also have scars across my breast and I'm so self conscious. Can you please help me?

Posted by dolleigh on 01/17/2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Dueling college a cappella groups in Pitch Perfect

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Posted by philip190 on 01/14/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Behind Prison Walls, North Carolina Inmates Are Training Service Dogs—Or Are the Dogs Training Them?

Great article!! Big B, one of the dogs that graduated at the first ceremony, is doing great. We've really bonded well together. He's settled into my life like he's always been here, and yet he's changed it drastically. He saves my life on a daily basis. I can't say enough good things about EENP or the ABLE trainers.
-Amanda Weekley, graduated among the first group with EENP

Posted by Amanda Spaugh Weekley on 01/14/2017 at 3:35 AM

Re: “A Food Truck Adventure: How Sara Lee’s Bread Became Vivian Howard’s Butter

I can only imagine how tiring this trip would be, but what an adventure and novel book tour! Rock on!
Susie from Indianapolis.

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Posted by Susie from Indianapolis on 01/12/2017 at 11:40 PM

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

Also, don't miss Illogicon this weekend - it's another great fan event!

Posted by Mike S Broder on 01/12/2017 at 8:50 PM

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

I'm excited for, but i mean I'm always excited for NC Comicon too lol! no reason to pick one, go to them all =D!

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Posted by Way P Stark on 01/12/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “After an Incident at Rolesville High, Activists Wonder if Schools Need Cops

"Powell has another idea. "I really wish Wake would experiment with taking officers out of the school and evaluate the same kind of data with officers out of schools," he says. "I think we might see a reduction in arrests and out-of-school suspensions. "

Yep and there would be an increase in 911 calls. It's very easy to say remove this, take this out and don't do this when you are not walking the halls with up to 3000 kids a day. And having 1 SRO on a campus the size of the high schools in Wake is a blessing. There's a lot of stuff these advocates and supporters don't see but want to rule on.

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Posted by Educate1` on 01/12/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem to believe employers are fiercely determined to pay women less than men for the same work.

Yet they also seem to think employers' prime modus operandi is greed. ("Corporate greed" is perhaps one of the Left's most salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.

So why do these same feminist activists and women's advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...."

In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejkas 2005 survey.

"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks."

"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable"


"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?"

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Posted by MaleMatters on 01/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

No, these benefits would apply to any pregnant person, even if they were single of a man. Your premise is nonsensical. Covering a medical condition that only occurs in a limited number of the population is in no way discriminatory against those who do have to deal with that condition.

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Posted by vidvis on 01/12/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “How My Childhood Love of Elvis Taught Me to Question Authority and Cherish the Blues

The word "appropriation" in this article is used in a negative sense, leading one to think that singers such as Elvis Presley were stealing music they performed. This reminded me of a youtube video playing Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" back to back with Elvis' version and stating that "Elvis stoled the song." Actually the song writers, Leiber and Stoller, made much more money from Elvis' version than they did from Big Mama's.

If anything, Elvis' versions of songs from earlier records made many more music buyers aware of artists like Big Mama -- and, for example, Arthur Crudup, Roy Brown and Junior Parker -- I bought records by all of these great artists because Elvis' recordings brought those artists to my attention. Otherwise, it's likely that I would never have heard of them.

I'm sure that it wasn't intentional, but if there's any stealing going on, it's by Indy columnist Allison Hussey who didn't think about the implications of her indicating that her "guitar teacher Max Drake" gave her "a CD-R of Thornton's 'Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings.' " Burning a CD-R actually eliminates any chance a recording artist (estate or owner) has of collecting any artist royalties from their work.

When introduced to other artists like "Memphis Minnie and other lesser-sung heroes," hopefully that wasn't via "artist royalty free" CD-R's as well.

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Posted by M. R. Wilcoxen on 01/11/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap

Well there's a reason for this. Per the GAO, women work fewer and more flexible hours, doing less quantitative and mathematical work, and work in far safer jobs. They also are more likely to take time off for personal business.

Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.

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Posted by Edward Teach on 01/11/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “N.C. Senate Tries, Again, to Shut Down Wright School in Durham




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Posted by FREELANCEWRITER on 01/11/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Good News: Roy Cooper Wants to Expand Medicaid. Bad News: It Might Be Illegal.

Just to clarify, basically the only people currently eligible for Medicaid in North Carolina are pregnant women, families with minor children, and individuals who are 65 and over, blind or found (by some very stringent criteria) to be disabled. In addition, the applicant must meet the income guidelines you refer to.

So if you're a person under 65 who is not disabled and doesn't have children, pretty much the only Medicaid coverage you can get is for birth control, even if you meet the income guidelines.…

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Posted by Smilla on 01/11/2017 at 12:58 PM

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