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Re: “The REAL ID Act's costly implications for North Carolina Latino communities

If you allow one illegal alien to remain in the U.S., get a driver's license, get a job, etc. you have a problem with 12 million of them. The standing immigration laws were passed by plural congresses and signed into law by standing U.s. Presidents. The sad plight of some illegal aliens should not be a concern in the enforcement of standing laws. If you are not going to enforce immigration laws against illegal aliens, then why should shoplifting laws be enforced. Both crimes are misdemeanors, but a second offense of shoplifting is not elevated to a felony. A second offense of illegal immigration is a felony. The U.S. is a nation of laws, not of men and women who are bleeding-heart liberals.

Now, about illegal alien children born in the U.S. The 14th Amendment says that every person born in the U.S., who is under the jurisdiction of the United States, is a citizen of the United States. If Rosa Mendez, a pregnant illegal alien, falls over the border into the U.S. and delivers triplets on American soil, are those little Mexicans U.S. citizens? NO! A person born in the U.S. is only a U.S. citizen when that person is under the legal jurisdiction of the United States. An illegal alien who crosses the border illegally is not under U.S. jurisdiction at that time. That's why they are supposed to be deported, not put in U.S. jails to serve lengthy sentences. At the time they enter illegally into the U.S., they are Mexican citizens under the jurisdiction of Mexico. If they enter the U.S. on VISA or as an official visitor, they are under legal U.S. jurisdiction. The bottom line is that no illegal alien should be given a driver's license, because as an illegal alien it is almost impossible to sue them in a State or federal court. They can commit crimes while driving with impunity.

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Posted by Norton R. Nowlin on 07/03/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Anti-gay activists targeting Durham Public Main Library over tonight's "History and the Art of Drag"

I think it is very sad that these supposed persons of faith, especially those related to Billy Graham as Mrs. Lotz is, are condemning people instead of loving them. It is anathema to Jesus.

Posted by Ruth Rocchio on 07/03/2014 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Age Is Just a Number

I created this ad, and it is obsolete now. I am trying to get it removed. Age Is Just A Number no longer plays at the Hillsborough Wine Company, though we thoroughly enjoyed playing there and recommend the venue highly. Cheers, David Kreimer

Posted by dkreimer on 07/02/2014 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Hillsborough Wine Company

I created this ad, and it is obsolete now. I am trying to get it removed. Age Is Just A Number no longer plays at the Hillsborough Wine Company, though we thoroughly enjoyed playing there and recommend the venue highly. Cheers, David Kreimer

Posted by dkreimer on 07/02/2014 at 11:31 PM

Re: “U.S. soccer's aging lion prowls the pitch in North Carolina

The rabble of the hou polloi! Yes

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Posted by Buddy Kelly on 07/02/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Five former students at Carolina Friends School report being sexually abused by ex-principal Harold Jernigan

Want some more. Talk to the students who went to Atlantic city friends school in the 1980's

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Posted by Kate Robson Curry on 07/02/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Five former students at Carolina Friends School report being sexually abused by ex-principal Harold Jernigan

Please also know that Harold Jernigans behavior continued on at Atlantic City Friends School, where he was Headmaster. As an Alum of ACFS, I thought that should be made clear.

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Posted by Stech on 07/02/2014 at 8:29 PM

Re: “How Fucked Up became a popular hardcore band by not being a hardcore band at all

Chemistry... is such a phenomenal record, but everything else is so MEH

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Posted by terryboo on 07/02/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Supreme Court rulings reinforce workplace discrimination, kneecap public-sector unions

The five guys in black robes conflated free speech and religious rights. We have the freedom to pray to door knobs if we desire--choice. That is what religious liberty means in the Constitution. SCOTUS gave a FOR PROFIT entity(not a woman or a doctor) say so over womens' health choices. Whatever happened to "equal protection" under the 14th Amendment? This smacks of activist geezers who are doing the dirty work of the GOP to gut ACA, to turn the clock back to the 18th century.

Those who say they don't want to pay for the health of women--here is my answer. This country was built on the collective action of the community. Americans help Americans. What the high court has done is discriminate against women because it wants receptacles, broodmares. The court is trying to increase the significance and status of little men. In other words, the Taliban ain’t in the Middle East--look towards 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC.

Then the Roberts court added salt to the wounds. The court is moving to nullify unions, which would make America a right-to-work nation. Citizens could be fired for any reason--faith, skin color, political affiliation or just speaking against their bosses.

Whatever happened to the "checks and balances" of the US Constitution? SCOTUS is unhinged and is running wild. It has become the government of, by and for the right-wing rich.

We have to vote in the upcoming midterms like we have never voted before!

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Posted by cityfox on 07/02/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Successful pastry chef started as a line cook

If haven't been to harvest and tried some of those desserts you are missing out!

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Posted by tagriggs on 07/02/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Supreme Court rulings reinforce workplace discrimination, kneecap public-sector unions

More from the Supreme Court's "Corporate Kingdom" ruling: It's any contraceptive if your boss thinks it's evil.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/scotus-s…

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Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 07/02/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Anti-gay activists targeting Durham Public Main Library over tonight's "History and the Art of Drag"

there were not anti gay activists there. it was a very peaceful and fun event

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Posted by Andrea Savage on 07/02/2014 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Who knew that America's soccer legacy was stored in Hillsborough?

I would like to donate a large scrapbook to the. "Museum"...
I found it. 20 years ago in a junk store and held onto it to find it the proper home.
Articles are mainly written by milt miller.
Including some comic book covers with his article from the comic.
Includes a press release from dumont and programs and journal on a palestinian league on american tour.
Yankee stadium emmets field...
1932 to 1948 looks very complete....please forward contact...I would need documentation that is is property of the "museum"..dotbronx@yahoo.com

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Posted by dotbronx on 07/01/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “British Invasion Dance Party

It's a British Invasion on July 4 at this costumed, crazy, over the top dance party.

DJ 40 oz. spinning Brit punk, Brit pop, and a bit of everything that falls between.

Fire spinning performances for your 4th of July entertainment!

$10 cover
21+

Posted by Maggie_Lee on 07/01/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Anti-gay activists targeting Durham Public Main Library over tonight's "History and the Art of Drag"

Hopefully all who are attending the event to actually learn something will bring their baseball bats with them.

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Posted by Michael David Barber Moghul on 07/01/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Anti-gay activists targeting Durham Public Main Library over tonight's "History and the Art of Drag"

Best thing to do is just ignore these hateful people. Be nice, but ignore them and don't give them the attention they are seeking.

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Posted by PRGuy on 07/01/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Middle school kids fight to form gay-straight alliance

I'm glad to see that it finally happened. And, to Angie, much love from another sister. You are awesome!

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Posted by AgentDani on 07/01/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Billsborough Live Music Hall

Billsborough has expanded and changed their name to '54 West'!
The new location is:
54 West
3960 HWY 54
Graham, NC 27253
336-395-3001
www.54-west.com
http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/54-west/Location?oid=4175857

Posted by 54 West on 07/01/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The GOP wants even more money for vouchers

Why anyone other than Teachers Unions and those who FEED off them or profit from our FAILING PUBLIC SCHOOLS don't want it to provide successful students that PRIVATE school Vouchers offer is beyond me, and I'm pretty liberal in general. Sure, a small amount of the privates also crash and burn for various reasons like terribile Publics, but most PRIVATES do very well in RESULTS and with Parent Satisfaction Reports, often in far safer conditions for kids and teachers. Public schools in the lower economic areas have far more problems and poor results with high dropout rates, so WHY do they NOT earn the fear mongering?

Students all have to take the same final testing and college entry exams. Charters and Privates offer BETTER, SAFER, more INOVATIVE teaching results that make kids more competitive. WHY FEAR IT, unless you want the Public's money staying put in the already failed public education system? Will it kill you to TRY and make the terrible system better, or even get rid of Publics someday IF the Privates outperform Publics for all children in all corners of society? Anti-Voucher people sound like the "far right conservatives" that some of them despise, except that when it comes to public unionized schools or their own personal needs and wants, they flip like coins with their morals. Results are what's important. If that means some real effort and involvement by the Voucher parent and child in a Private setting, and it's equally offered, what's the real reason some of you don't want to try it and a much larger scale?

Is it that the Anti-Voucher advocate primary point to simply keep the education bar universally LOW, and to keep lowering it? How's that working? We spend more money per student than anyone on earth per capita, with very poor results durin ghte past 30 years, We WERE at the top. Now we're in the MIDDLE or lower in world standard terms. If Privates did discriminate, they would be sued and held accountable by the proper federal agency. Vouches could EVEN the playing field. What exactly is unconstitutional about giving INVOLVED parents who actually care about getting their kids ahead in life a CHOICE in schools if it means their kids get EQUAL footing with the suburban kids who have more involved parents and teachers who aren't locked in union soul killing jobs that Public schools have become.

Is all this fear mongering about VOUCHERS really just because it threatens UNION jobs and UNION Politics? Let the two systems run and compete in the FREE MARKET, and then see who does better in the RESULTS. Stop the lies and attacks on people who want the kids to succeed in their education on every level. Who cares if it's Private or Public if it RASES THE BAR and offers it to rich, poor, and all in between?

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Posted by 2xwinner on 06/30/2014 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Middle school kids fight to form gay-straight alliance

I deleted the comment posted by Proudly Unaffiliated because it did not contribute to the conversation. And it was asinine.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 06/30/2014 at 9:59 AM

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