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Re: “You Live in One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth. Get Out There.

The link to the whitewater kayak article takes you to the waterfall article.

Posted by Paul Scrutton on 08/25/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “You Live in One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth. Get Out There.

The link to the whitewater kayak article takes you to the waterfall article.

Posted by Paul Scrutton on 08/25/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

I suppose then that Lincoln was pushing the Black agenda--Kennedy too. God knows they shouldn't have been allowed thier freedoms--and finally desegregated a century later. Martin Luther King just threw that black agenda in our faces! And I'm certain you could find some idiot "scientist" out there who published a "study" saying that African Americans are somehow genetically inferior to thier Caucasian counterparts. The study is only as good as its science, it's scientists and the statisticians. By the looks of things DJ17, you are none of the above. It was the topic of the times. It needed attention. The LGBT people are the ones in the spotlight now. Their agenda needs attention. These people have been living in the background for far too long, all of whom have suffered at the hands of bigoted lawmakers like McCrory. No matter that the higher courts have deemed his voter registration laws and HB2 unconstitutional, right? And who cares that he's spent over $500K of the state's disaster relief fund to defend himself despite those rulings. I'll be happy to see McCrory go and I suspect there will be parties when he does.

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Posted by MHM1978 on 08/25/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Hey DJ17, I'm going to quote one of your favorite Conservatives... "I'm not going by any study or poll, I'm going by the way people feel" - Newt Gingrich.

In case you missed it he said this while being questioned about crime. He says people feel scared, while denouncing an FBI report that crime is down. Fearmongering is your boys cup of tea. Facts hold no weight with your party.

Quit pretending like you know anything except the BS you hear on Fox News. Rinse and repeat.

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Posted by Joseph C. Luthman II on 08/25/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Sweepstakes gambling on the way out in NC?

If you or someone you know was forced out of the poker/sweepstakes business or lost their job, because this dirty government thinks it's ok for gambeling as long as you play their lottery or travel to Harrah casino and spend your money, please contact the constitution for games @ 704-776-8873 , we are taking our rights and our business back to our jobs and we aren't asking. If you are willing to stand up with the constitution call us. We will have the rights to our jobs back!!

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Posted by Constitution for games on 08/24/2016 at 11:45 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

How is serving as Governor of a top 10 state for one term "utter humiliation" versus, for example, working for a free tabloid?

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Posted by towerman on 08/24/2016 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

I see the proposal mentions the expected revenue....I can't find in the council meeting minutes the cost to purchase and install all of the meters. pay stations, signage, etc nor details of the additional cost for enforcement nor details about ticketing vs booting.

Has anyone seen the a ROI and breakeven point on this project and ongoing yearly costs (labor and maintenance) this will generate?

Posted by DurhamBrian on 08/24/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

DJ17 - There's no scientific evidence of God, but people believe it. Your argument is not valid for a majority of the population. Only God knows if the LGBT folks are born that way, so you should not speak of what you don't know.

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Posted by bndurham on 08/24/2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “When the Sir Walter Apartments Building Is Sold, Raleigh May Lose 140 Affordable Units

I spent some months this spring and summer looking for subsidized housing where I could retire on SSI income. While I had a good tour of the Sir Walter apartments and got a close look, I was warned by several professionals in the social work field to steer clear; Sir Walter has a poor reputation for security, insect infestation, bad parking, and in general not being a very good place to live, even by the reduced standards of subsidized housing. It would be better service to the elderly, disabled, and impoverished clients to build new or renovate elsewhere.

Posted by Bill Robinson on 08/24/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Embrace the Heat at Szechuan Garden

What are you other favorite Chinese restaurants in the triangle?

Posted by chappa hillian on 08/24/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Durham’s Sharp 9 Gallery Keeps the Triangle’s Jazz Scene on Point

Sharp 9 is the premier jazz listening room in the Triangle, in the state, in the Southeast. A hidden gem.

Posted by Mark J. O'Donnell on 08/24/2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Even if that were somehow true, what would it matter? What business is it of anyone else when two consenting adults love each other, or if they want to marry? When transgender kids are dying inside and killing themselves because society denounces them, who with a heart cares about some people's petty objections to their personhood or very existence? The answer is that these peoples lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is much more important and trumps your petty "close examination."

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Posted by Paige Barnes on 08/24/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Thank you, Chip Diller.

Posted by David Via on 08/24/2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

It turns out that McCrory was right. In case you haven't heard, we now have a close examination of scientific research by two scientists from Johns Hopkins university (one is also affiliated with Arizona State). It shows that the LGBT agenda that has been pushed onto us by Obama, the NBA, and others is based on a LIE. There is no scientific proof that gays and transgenders are born that way and no scientific proof that transgenders are trapped in the wrong body.

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Posted by DJ17 on 08/24/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Durham’s Sharp 9 Gallery Keeps the Triangle’s Jazz Scene on Point

am local jazz pianist. that C7 is a sweet instrument. can confirm.

Posted by ewhirsh on 08/24/2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

3 visits per week of 1-2 hrs @ $1.50/hr * 4 weeks/month = 3 x 1.5 x 2 x 4 = $36/month on top of a $50 membership, which is a 72% increase.

That's an odd working definition of "not impacted".

Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/24/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Breaking: Crisis Pregnancy Center Files Federal Lawsuit Against Raleigh For Denying Zoning Request

The whole lid needs to be ripped off of each and every CPC. This proves they do not have the best interest of the women at heart, and should never be allowed to harass and intimidate women exercing their legal rights.
Shame on them. Shame on them for misrepresenting themselves, and shame on them for treating women as less than equal, less than human, and less deserving than a cadaver of rights to their own bodies.

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Posted by Deborah Bair on 08/24/2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “New report documents more than 100 lynchings in North Carolina, several in Chatham County

Is there any evidence of lynchings in Caldwell County, NC?

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Posted by Gooey Tarballs on 08/24/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Environmentalists Fear RDU’s Expansion Plans Will Damage Umstead

While the airport spokesman may claim the master planning process has been very transparent, the land use portion of the planning was anything but. I sit on the Policy Advisory Committee for this master planning process, and the consultants working on the land use portion of the plan did not discuss this with the Policy Advisory Committee at all before going public with their plans. Likewise they did not contact any of the airport neighbors, the private land owners along Old Reedy Creek Rd., Umstead Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, etc.... From my perspective the land use plan was done in a vacuum, by people who don't live in, or understand, the area.

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Posted by Matt Jenkins on 08/24/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

A gym that costs between $40 and $50 a month for an individual will not be impacted by the city charging for parking. People who can't afford to park downtown ALSO cannot afford YMCA memberships. If the YMCA is worried about it, they can pay to lease additional parking around the YMCA for their members.

There are free gyms provided in Rec Centers by the City of Durham Parks and Recreation dept.

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Posted by Natalie Spring on 08/24/2016 at 12:41 PM

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