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Re: “Charles Duncan to leave Raleigh Public Record

Hey Indy Week...... You supported the NC Democrats who created the Amazon Tax Law in 2009.. You spoke so eloquently about these legislators and why we should vote for them.... Take a hard long look at the mess these General Assembly Members made for the small website owners in North Carolina by scapegoating the small NC website owner holding them responsible for all online purchases made by the NC Citizen. The Amazon Tax Law sponsors Weiss, Hoyle, Stein, Harrison, Insko, Luebke, never mentioned the numerous 100 million dollar resale deals NC corporations had with Amazon's cloud services. Instead they focused on a small Ridgewood shopping center Book store whose owner had contributed heavily to several of the sponsor's campaigns. Think I am a Right wing nut slamming these great progressive liberal Democrats then wrap your head around this. The main lobbyist for the 2009 Amazon Tax law is now the head of Art Pope's Civitas group. Yea. They played with the Devil and they gave Art Pope exactly what he wanted.

When Josh Stein stood up to denounce the tactics of this new GOP controlled General Session he only made a hypocrite of himself because he used the same underhanded and nasty tactics by helping place the NC Amazon Tax bill in the 2009 budget even though this legislation never passed committee votes nor was voted for on the General Assembly Floor. These legislators made up their own law refusing to follow the guidelines set up to protect the NC Citizen. is not the first independent NC website to fail to profit from their efforts. I wish someone could show me an example of a NC independent website which has become a success story. The NC General Assembly sponsors of the NC Amazon Tax Law in 2009 killed the small NC website industry and their actions and tactics were way worse than anything Art Pope could orchestrate today... Think I am wrong then I will buy you anything you want from an Art Pope store from their online websites if you can prove me wrong.... Pope does not sell online and did not want his poor minority communities to buy online and these progressive Liberal Democratic legislators in 2009 made sure NO NC local Website would survive to encourage online shopping.....

Posted by ProtestThis on 08/05/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Death Watch

While this man's past is very sad, what is sadder is what he did to poor Kimberly Crews. No mitigating factor would ever be sufficient NOT to have given him the death penalty. So glad this scumbag was executed. Did anyone ever think of what the poor victim had to endure and not to mention her family? What a horribly ghastly crime. The 'defendant' was nothing but a rabid animal. 24 yrs later, may Kimberly RIP.

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Posted by Jojo01 on 08/05/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Student Action with Farmworkers Celebration

Its a good thing about farm workers, Why they not have any rights to celebrating that kind of things. Its really good for their child or their future. To learn more about farm working pls check out.

Posted by James Taylor on 08/05/2014 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Apartments slated for meadow next to Greystone Inn in Morehead Hill

It is very important that building occur with a lot of oversight. With so many brand new apartment buildings around town, of relatively high pricing, it would behoove the city to slow this project down. It is not clear it is needed with so many other new constructions, not even beginning to be filled yet. Also, preserving the neighborhood, the historic nature of it and the friendly residential (not big apartments) size, should be preserved not drastically changed without much more thought and input from the neighborhood and the neighborhood council and other neighborhoods; dangerous precedent could be set if this project goes forward as currently described.
Thank you for providing a forum for this discussion! Evelyn S. Bloch

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Posted by Evelyn Bloch on 08/05/2014 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Apartments slated for meadow next to Greystone Inn in Morehead Hill

I think that apartments are actually quite appropriate here - it's a huge empty space right next to downtown. As stated by our great friend @MajorTheBull: it's a "big new surface lot with a few apts." We can do better than this:

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Posted by loopdedoo on 08/05/2014 at 12:04 AM


This event has been cancelled.

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Posted by aeroeng2bee13 on 08/04/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Residents at the Velvet Cloak Inn rise up against property owners in legal fight that has ramifications for North Carolina

Considering that the Smoots did not opt to share their side of the story the article is lacking in fullness. That said, this looks like some very shady business indeed. With all of the other facts aside- offering infirmed retirees $20K on a recent $80K investment is utterly scandalous...

Posted by Isaac Cornetti on 08/04/2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

I have a bunch of mushroom on our place we just bought. Could any one tell me if the are ok to eat? I have pics if any one would email me I would appreciate it.

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Posted by Elizabeth Hicks Fultz on 08/04/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Gospel singer and pastor Shirley Caesar reflects on her life

hello shirley i injoys your singing you are a blessing to the world

Posted by Sarah Sheppard on 08/04/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Residents at the Velvet Cloak Inn rise up against property owners in legal fight that has ramifications for North Carolina

I lived there as a grad student in between leases. This was in January-May 2014. It wasnt much of a hotel but I met most of these people in the feature story. Nice, odd bunch. However, I am still trying to get two pieces of valuable mail that mysteriously didnt get forwarded like my other stuff...

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Posted by Nathan L. Hulsey on 08/04/2014 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Charles Duncan to leave Raleigh Public Record

Charles - Thank you for making Raleigh, the Triangle, and NC a better place. Good luck in the Caymans. We'll miss you on Cox Ave. -Cheers.

Posted by pablo1 on 08/04/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “The Triangle celebrates as Virginia court issues a blow to Amendment One

Rataplan -- I take your point that democracy is rule by the majority … except when it isn't.

Our constitutional system assures that people's rights will be respected regardless whether the majority would vote to violate them at a point in time. Example: Slavery is outlawed by the 13th Amendment, though southern states would've voted to approve of slavery before the Civil War (especially since the slaves were not allowed to vote).

The 14th Amendment requires the states to accord all citizens the privileges and immunities of national citizenship and the equal protection of their own (state) laws. Clearly, LGBT citizens have not been treated equally with their heterosexual neighbors when it comes to state marriage laws; 14 of 14 federal judges have, in the last year, recognized that in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Windsor case, the time has come for equal protection for same-sex marriages.

Ironically, the North Carolina General Assembly recently debated whether to require that any referendum raising taxes be held coincident with a general election in an even-numbered year -- when voter turnout is greatest.

Yet the vote on Amendment One was scheduled -- by its Republican sponsors -- during a primary election on May 8, 2012. Why? Because Republicans were choosing a presidential nominee that day, and Republican turnout was expected to be far higher than Democratic turnout (since President Obama was unopposed for the Democratic nomination).

Amendment One, therefore, was approved not by majority vote of the citizens but by majority vote of a relatively small primary-election turnout skewed in favor of conservative Republican voters. Even if we DID vote, in our constitutional system, on people's rights, which we don't, the Amendment One voting process was inherently un-democratic and illegitimate. IMHO, of course.

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Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 08/04/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “8 early researchers into the JFK assassination

Please note that Mae Brussell was born, and lived her entire life, in California. She began broadcasting her own talk show at KLRB, an independent radio station based in Carmel, California. The talk show, Dialogue Assassination, which was later changed to World Watcher's International, was aired from 1971-1983. Mae Brussell's showed moved to KAZU FM, out of Pacific Grove, California in 1983. She was forced off the air due to death threats, while investigating the Presidio child abuse scandal (at the Presidio Army Base daycare center). Her last show was broadcast on June 13, 1988. A seemingly healthy Brussell died, less than four months later, due to a rare fast acting cancer.

Posted by DiDi Roberts on 08/04/2014 at 1:05 AM

Re: “The struggle: Through trial and travail, newscaster and singer Pam Saulsby enters a second act

I just moved back to the area too and had been wondering why I didn't see her on WRAL anymore. I am so glad she is back on her feet. I'll be watching WNCN from now on.

Posted by Henry Chai T Parrish on 08/03/2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Brooklyn MC Jean Grae gets ready to go "music heavy"

Dear deejay C. Geez, I'm sorry that this "article" "sucks." However, it didn't "suck" when I met her before this concert, backstage, where she filled up a water gun with Jack Daniels and shot it in my mouth.

Posted by Eric Tullis on 08/03/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Edgar Allen Floe's Floetry in Motion

EAF is worth it every time.

Posted by deejay C.Geez on 08/03/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Brooklyn MC Jean Grae gets ready to go "music heavy"

this article sucks, but Jean is dope!

Posted by deejay C.Geez on 08/03/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “McCrory's sham unemployment claims

Those Fracking Jobs are Radioactive Jobs and Radioactive Waste will be put in NC Landfills he won't tell NC People about the full dangers coming their way. ""Ask And See!!""

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Posted by Phillip H George on 08/03/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “McCrory's sham unemployment claims

NC's unemployment rate is benefiting from a declining labor force. When comparing NC with the rest of the US, particularly with seasonally adjusted employment, we see that the number of people employed is growing greater nationally, 0.3% vs. 0.2%. Check out the graph showing decline in labor force. Are North Carolinians moving or just giving up?

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Posted by Samuel P. Gaskins on 08/03/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Richard Linklater's groundbreaking 12-year project culminates in the remarkable Boyhood

Please replace all occurrences of "" on these film review webpages with "*" so that we may search by number of stars.

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Posted by MBH on 08/03/2014 at 12:53 PM

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