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Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

#1 - stay out of the middle of the road with oncoming cars. If you want us to "share the road", perhaps cyclists should get licenses like auto drivers have to. Let them pay their "fair share".

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/01/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Walt's Grill in Chapel Hill

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Posted by Pickles 1 on 09/01/2016 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Where Have Durham’s Black-Owned Restaurants Gone?

I loved Dillard's BBQ. One of my first real Durham experiences when my wife and I moved here 25 years ago. We walked in on our first visit and Mr. Dillard thinking we might be lost, asked us if we needed directions. When we answered that no, we just needed something to eat, he made us feel at home and personally took us on a tour of the buffet. I even swung by there to pick up lunch on the way to Duke for the birth of my first child. I miss them—and their plates at the DBAP as well.

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Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 08/31/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory’s Smiling Face Replaces North Carolina-Made Movie Posters in a State Office

He looks like such an a*sface.......Like a bunghole ripped inside out....

Posted by Tony D on 08/31/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Drink it raw

Great reading! Just want to say that I drink 100 percent Raw Milk and have never felt better. I have to drive quite a distance to get mine, but, it is worth the trip many times over. I drink Sweet Milk, Clabber, Whey, and also make sour cream and learning to make wonderful cheese that is so healthy.

I had some health problems that prescribed medicine made much worse. However, since drinking Raw Milk from grass fed cows, those problems just walked off and have never returned. Plus, I have lost weight and easily kept it off. Yes, I am living proof of healing cows milk which is raw. I'm sold on it!

Posted by samphillipssr on 08/31/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Flavor Desserts on 55
Bull City Street Food
Saltbox Seafood Joint

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Posted by Durhamight on 08/31/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Our Five Favorite Excerpts from Judge Thomas Schroeder’s HB 2 Smackdown

Republicans love to create enemies out of thin air so they can pass laws to protect us from them...lol..and rally their stupid base voters to the false cause and these idiots believe every word they say......Republicans are such idiots they defy logic.

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Posted by Tony D on 08/31/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “The Woodhouse Brothers Get into a Twitter Feud, Democracy Loses

Dear Joyce, you have my permission to put Dallas up for adoption. Christmas is coming in November and there will be a lump of coal in his sock and he'll be unhinged.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/31/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: New Republican Leadership, a Big Tropical Storm, and Creepy Clowns Lurking in the Woods

I recall a story from 2014 about people dressed as clowns who terrorized residents of San Joaquin Valley, California. http://abcnews.go.com/US/mysterious-clowns… So, it could be copycats.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/31/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Our Five Favorite Excerpts from Judge Thomas Schroeder’s HB 2 Smackdown

" "While there are no reported cases [of peeping, indecent exposure, and trespass violations] involving transgender users...." You can stop right there. There have been 16 reported cases of perverts doing this in North Carolina - does this mean that they were TransGendered? Absolutely not. The majority of those who are truly transgender simply DO NOT CARE, as they are in the process or have already gone through the process of gender transition.

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Posted by Matt Price on 08/31/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: New Republican Leadership, a Big Tropical Storm, and Creepy Clowns Lurking in the Woods

For clowns in the Carolinas check the legislatures!

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Posted by urbanus on 08/31/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Pat McCrory’s Smiling Face Replaces North Carolina-Made Movie Posters in a State Office

I like his face on the leather-clad body of Jennifer Lawrence, but I do wonder which bathroom he'd use.

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Posted by toastmasterbone on 08/31/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: New Republican Leadership, a Big Tropical Storm, and Creepy Clowns Lurking in the Woods

Possibly disturbed clowns lurking in the woods? Sounds like we need a posse...an insane clown posse!

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Posted by cjn on 08/31/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “The Durham Rescue Mission Wants to Expand. Golden Belt’s Proposed Historic Designation Might Get in the Way.

And the Cleveland + Holloway local district is being taken up again by Planning. Same overall concern - vague plans for new massive development - but we've had a lot of new people move into the neighborhood in the 6 years since we started the process. This summer has been a nightmare for tear downs of small modest homes (less than 1,200 sqft) being replaced with much much larger homes.

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Posted by Natalie Spring on 08/31/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

Umstead all the way, bud! 👨🏿

Posted by theseatree on 08/31/2016 at 8:47 AM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

The hotel says their policy is to ask all parties in such a situatioin to leave. The news report says they only asked one person to leave??? What am I missing??

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Posted by MJKopechne on 08/30/2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

Lets recap the last 24 hours...

An entitled millennial who holds a position of socioeconomic privilege (Duke tuition+room+board: $65K/yr) equates being kicked out of a bougie bar with what black people went through in the 1960s. This special snowflake literally feels that not being able to order his Rob Roy from a rooftop is equivalent to your ancestors being stolen from their homeland, enslaved for 200 years, and then systematically oppressed for another 150. Oh, and his "embarrassment" is apparently now a pressing concern for a City of Durham council member. Drop everything and call Al Sharpton!

There are no words.

And now the predictable cohort of social justice white knight hashtag activists have joined the froth. From as far away as San Francisco! Can you believe it? Durham is on the map people! Kudos to the complaintant for their social media game. Kids these days and their smartphones and snaptagrams. Ya know?

Oh but we're not finished... Local Alt-Paper Weekly decides to play the race card with a click-bait buzzfeed headline including carefully placed "scare quotes". Because Ad Revenue. Or journalism? Or something...

Do better Durham. Like, seriously. Do better. Please.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/30/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

Gary 1 you are CLEARLY a classic member of the Durham white elite. It is sad that you've immediately taken a radical stance devoted entirely to the discrimination against Asian American citizens, regardless of their education level or sexual orientation.

I'm just kidding Gary 1. You're my (nay, OUR) hero. Please continue fighting the good fight against those who jump to radical conclusions without evidence, clear-headedness, or regard for those whom their irrationality affects directly.

To try to destroy a small business staple of the town of Durham without evidence or rational debate is a silly, uneducated thing to do and the public should react with more tact and reason before throwing stones.

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Posted by Bill Page Smith O'Reilly on 08/30/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

Until real evidence shows otherwise, I have no reason not to believe the rooftop bar's story -- that they received an actual complaint (though maybe was a hoax) and acted on it according to a policy that they develop according to how other businesses act and how law enforcement advises. So, under that assumption, I say this:

Michael Cho should hope that nobody ever has such success in spreading shame far and wide over a simple mistake that *he* will one day make as a radiologist, jeopardizing the career he worked so hard for and risked so much to achieve -- it seems he would be happy if business all but dried up at the rooftop bar and it had to close down, even if he believed it was actually a case of mistaken identity. The Durham Hotel's rooftop bar is being obliterated from far and wide by non-first-person negative comments, reviews, and sentiments. Let the witch hunt begin!

When somebody describes an Asian person (and maybe also his/her clothes, gender, etc.) as being the source of a safety issue, and no doubt provides some story about something that happened, and the bar manager has a responsibility to address it and goes to look for an Asian person that fits that description, that is not an act of racism. It is an act of searching for a person who looks like the person who was described to you. I believe Michael Cho described in his FB post that he was the only Asian person on the rooftop ... what do we really expect the bar manager to do? You'll say "talk to Michael! Find out what's going on and realize it's nonsense!" I get that sentiment to some extent. But, although this false positive hurt Michael Cho emotionally, what happens when the bar manager doesn't kick somebody out and a false *negative* ID occurs -- then physical harm or violence happens. Which of these do you expect a business to favor?

Maybe more facts will come out, but until they do, I think the witch hunt that has already been set off is a sad consequence, and again Michael Cho should hope and pray nobody ever treats a radiological mistake of his as he has treated the rooftop bar. If he thinks Durham has it out for Asian people, he must not be much of a "resident" at Duke after all.

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Posted by Gary 1 on 08/30/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: To Help African-Americans Learn to Love Trump, a Surrogate Depicts Hillary in Blackface

Democrats with federal, state and local policy have narrowed the focus of economic development in black neighborhoods to business incentives, undermining any prospect of raising the standard of living for black families.

Municipal budgets of inner-cities across the nation are tight and with new demands on revenue, diverting tax revenue to business incentives reduces investment in education, job training and other essential public services.

In short, “up-front” workforce development subsidies must be replaced with annual subsidies contingent upon goal attainment. Current democratic policy has encouraged the “take the money and run” behavior that has victimized black neighborhoods for decades. Commitment to black neighborhoods require replacing the current programs with “forgivable” loan means that each year the loan payment is due it is converted to a “grant” to the extent that project goals are met that year. Tax abatements and credits should be structured the same way.

The PLAN is to have businesses rewarded for staying in black communities, not just showing up. This proposal is more effective because it puts the burden on workforce development projects to prove goals have been attained.

These projects will now be subjected to the same annual budget scrutiny as any other program that competes for the public dollar. There will be strong mechanisms to prevent corruption and conflicts of interest. No longer will there be “overbidding” for high profile companies.

Program effectiveness will be measured by how much the standard of living for black families improved (job quality). There will be a “sunset.” Any project that is “very expensive for very little documented gain” will expire.

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Posted by ToddElliott Koger on 08/30/2016 at 2:22 PM

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