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Re: “Frazier Glenn Miller, charged in Kansas killings at Jewish Center, participated in deadly Greensboro confrontation

Would like to share this article on FB, but not with a large image of a knife attached to it.

Posted by Joy Salyers on 04/16/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Why Aqua NC customers are furious about their service

Crooks!!! This company is a joke!!! Who doesn’t love a good monopoly, huh?? I have lived in apartments in the Raleigh area since 2005 and my water bill was always $30-40 for myself AND A ROOMMATE. I bought a house for myself last year and for JUST MYSELF my water bill is $150-$200. I want to vomit on the 15th of every month anticipating how much I will be raped for!! I have had a leak search done on my home and everything is in proper working order. One less occupant in my house and yet the bill is 4-5x as much. Makes sense to me, Aqua!!! ALSO, I have been set up on auto pay for the past year, yet I have gotten THREE cancellation notices because they simply never draft my account!! I have called and asked on two occasions “Am I set up on auto draft??” and the answer was “YES, everything is set up correctly and you are fine”, yet the payment never comes out and I am sent to cancellation status! My most recent cancellation notice came March 31st for my $205 water bill that apparently was never auto drafted on March 15th (even though everything is “fine”), so I frantically got on the phone and paid it immediately… Yesterday the draft was automatically taken out (What a miracle!!!) and they had no online record of my March 31st payment. I called and they magically saw both payments in their INTERNAL system, but it would take 3-4 weeks for a refund. Well Aqua, you might as well keep it since I’m sure I have another $200+ ONE PERSON water bill coming my water next month. This company makes me literally feel SICK!!!

Posted by Faith McCoy on 04/16/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “New Yorker critic Alex Ross talks interpreting Wagner

If Wagner must forever be reviled for not liking Jews, should we denounce Heine forever for his vicious remarks about Germans?
And Claude Lanzmann, the maker of SHOAH, seems to despise Palestinians and even made a film hailing the IDF that oppresses Palestinians.

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Posted by Gubbler Chechenova on 04/16/2014 at 2:19 AM

Re: “New Yorker critic Alex Ross talks interpreting Wagner

Much of Jewish Hollywood's epic musical scores are Wagnerian. And blockbuster movies are Riefenstahlian.

Cant get away from them.

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Posted by Gubbler Chechenova on 04/16/2014 at 2:14 AM

Re: “DPS says top official's resignation unrelated to inmate death investigation

Wonder if this has anything to do with that Joe Vincoli kerfuffle. Boyle was certainly vocal enough about trying to shut him up.

Posted by Mojo on 04/15/2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “American Meltdown wins big at Grilled Cheese Invitational

Pigs & Figs must, by some technicality, not have been eligible to compete, otherwise it would have won every category. Can't wait to try Grilled Cheese of Champions.

Posted by Andrea Howland on 04/15/2014 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Department of Public Safety official Ellis Boyle steps down

Would that be Lorrie L. Dollar, wife of Nelson Dollar (R-ALEC36)?

Posted by Mojo on 04/15/2014 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

The previous comment has been deleted because it could be considered defamatory. No armchair mental health diagnoses, please.

Posted by Lisa Sorg on 04/15/2014 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Live review: John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff turn The Cave into a rainforest

I ve seen these guys 4 times at Cash Bash. The greatest live hard ass country band you will ever see. When they cover a song, their live version is the best of any recorded version. Go to YouTube and see.

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Posted by Todd O'Malley on 04/14/2014 at 11:42 PM

Re: “"Extremely high" levels of PCBs, lead at Raleigh scrap recycling business

...I mean "McCrory's DENR"; lots of good DENR folks trying to do the right thing, but hamstrung from above.

Posted by Will Wilson on 04/14/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “"Extremely high" levels of PCBs, lead at Raleigh scrap recycling business

ha ha ha --- DENR and environmental clean-up! That's a good one...keep up the humor!

Posted by Will Wilson on 04/14/2014 at 2:25 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

I just want to know why Hobbs wasn't put on trial for the death of the brother he shot or for beating up the mom of the boy killed? I agree the justice system is a fucked up one and I don't see how the system was even allowed to make a deal with new evidence proving their innocence and the Supreme Court not doing anything to actually stand up for a half ass justice system!!! Wow, and as long as nothing continues to be done, it is going to continue to be a fucked up system!! Money talks and bullshit walks maybe that will help this fucked up system!!! Maybe money can buy a half ass descent system!!!

Posted by girl on 04/14/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

For fleas and ticks: Brewers yeast or 1/8 tsp of garlic a day on their food. ( only 1/8 of garlic cause any more can be harmful and only for dogs, do not give garlic to cats.)

For the immune system: Coconut oil everyday on their food. It makes their food taste better and it is amazing for their system.

Their are an abundance of plants that keep away pests that you can put in your garden without using harmful chemicals. We just lost two chihuahua's because we thought it was rabies with the first one and later when the second one was too far gone, we found out it was poisoning. You may scoff at this woman's passion about organic things, but with a little work and not that much cash you can build a greenhouse, plant an abundance of things that can be used anywhere.

-Lemon juice and water keeps those huge roaches out of your house during the summer.
-Coconut oil is a natural, diaper rash ointment, sun block and sun tanner, immune booster if ingested, conditioner, works better than aloe for sunburns, cleans the bacteria out of your mouth every morning if swished for 20 minutes, etc.......
-Chewing on onion helps get rid of tooth pain instantly

This is just a fraction of the things i have found so far (and tried) that works wonders. Give some of this a try, it can be cheaper than buy expensive and chemically laden things at the store when you can use things that, for the most part, you can grow.

Posted by Cassie Hughes on 04/13/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “This Durham corner is sick: McPherson Hospital as it becomes a Residence Inn

Lisa -- As one who lives almost directly across the street from the property, I am relieved to see construction commencing. As far as the design is concerned, i don't know if you saw any of the prior drawings, but the final one is a huge improvement over the prior ones. People on the Trinity Park Board and others in the neighborhood worked very hard to persuade the developer to invest more into the property to create a design that fit the style of the neighborhood. Part of that was the retention of the facade and the use of an almost entirely brick exterior. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the construction process and the operation of the hotel are not too disruptive to the neighborhood. In truth, I cannot imagine that it will be worse than the fraternity that exists next door to us! I enjoy your writing!

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Posted by Susan B. Schaffer on 04/12/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

Words cannot adequately express my seething rage and disgust towards the Indy for publishing that story on Justin Williams. The myopic view of a known rapist and abuser as the “tortured artist” is frankly a story I have heard one too many times. Guess what. A lot of people have demons of various kinds--a lot of us have been abused, raped, or humiliated at various times in our lives. Most of us do not turn around and become abusers.
But my purpose in writing is not to demonize Justin, but to call you out, Indy, for publishing a story about this man. And yes, you can say that you tried to contact his “victims” (and who can blame them for not speaking to you) and that you presented a “balanced” story about him. But at the end of the day, we both know that bad press is still press, and you basically shined a spotlight on this dude.
Kudos to the folks at Phuzz Records for canceling Justin’s record (at great expense to themselves), and kudos to all the people in the music scene (Ryan Martin, for one) who seek to create a scene that is safe for everyone.
Shame on you, Indy. You have lost all credibility with this long-time reader.

Phaedra Kelly

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Posted by phaedra on 04/12/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “TweedleDuke and TweedleDENR

Now that is funny :-)

Posted by Dale Swanson on 04/12/2014 at 4:16 AM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

Aren't there more deserving musicians to be covered out there?

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Posted by Leslie Land on 04/12/2014 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

From a sound man friend - "only interactions i've had with this jerk have been running sound for his band at clubs i was working at a few times. i didn't know about his history but he's someone i have always avoided because he is a belligerent & violent drunk & unpleasant to be around when sober. not sure why he would get coverage in the Indy- seems like The Slammer would be a more appropriate place. not real bright getting an outlaw biker gang tattoo when you are not a member- he's likely to get it removed the hard way if he ever gets locked up with some of them. there is another musician in the area with the same name who i hope does not confused with this asshole. this guy should be in prison instead of making records."

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Posted by Leslie Land on 04/12/2014 at 12:24 AM

Re: “The lie behind the shrinking labor force

Democrats Could Use Some Schooling Too

The Democratic Party, especially certain national factional groups, could also use some encouragement to behave better here in the Triangle. Most especially, supposedly liberal Democratic groups should not look down upon "lunch pail" Democrats as ne'er-do-wells when they are simply advocating better schools, better public transit, fair pricing in housing, stronger wages and greater opportunities for employment.

David P. McKnight
Durham

Posted by David McKnight on 04/11/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

Vegans! Go attack Tyson or Smithfield and leave this wonderful little farm alone. Only 2.5% (at best) of americans are vegan and most don't stay that way long, the rest of us have to get our delicious animal products from somewhere. So, please, take your self-righteousness jibberjabber to places that wholly disregard animal welfare, unfortunately you have plenty to choose from.

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Posted by TeAnna Wall on 04/11/2014 at 5:27 PM

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