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Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

I'm baffled by the existence of such a policy. Unless an assault or threatening behavior occurs *on the premises* of the restaurant, an accusation should not result in anyone's removal. Only the person who is uncomfortable should be invited to leave, if he or she wishes, with the offer of an escort if desired; without proof, the restaurant has no business disrupting anyone else's evening.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 09/01/2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Once Again, the Voter ID Law Creates Confusion at a DMV (Updated)

Exactly, lp 1. If they weren't driving here, and their out of state licenses were accepted for other purposes, they had no need of a North Carolina credential before now. They would have had to be psychic to imagine they might be breaking a law. In fact, if this is accurate, I guess I was breaking the law for almost 2 years from 2002-2004 when I was without a car and of course dropped my car insurance but certainly did not give up my license. Who would even imagine that?

I'm concerned that poll workers will not know the new rules and procedures and will turn away some who are actually in compliance. In the 2014 primaries, I encountered an entire crew who didn't know that as an Unaffiliated voter I could choose to vote in any party's primary; they all thought I couldn't vote at all, and I had to wait for them to get instructions from somebody downtown. And this is not new: It's been the law at least since 1992 when I changed my registration.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 03/05/2016 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Civitas Institute press release about the importance of education absolutely riddled with grammatical errors

David Klein, I agree with you that it's sloppy and inexcusable and Civitas should be ashamed of it. My point is that it is not, in fact, "absolutely riddled with grammatical errors" and the article's outrage is way out of proportion to the flaws.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 01/11/2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Civitas Institute press release about the importance of education absolutely riddled with grammatical errors

As a liberal and as a professional editor, I identify with your desire to embarrass this organization. However, the use of "hallow" for "hollow" is the only mistake suggestive of ignorance, and it may be merely a typographical error, as are the other items you list. Not every former typewriter using person knows about the newer one-space rule; the redundancies you mention are not wrong, just not your style; the asterisk and multiple exclamation points (which you left off your list) are bad form but not grammatically wrong. And you are wrong on number 11: The possessive is correct; it's meant to suggest, "in your hands, not a politician's [hands]." I personally would use "politicians," the plural, but it would still be possessive and require an apostrophe, only in that case it goes after the "s."

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 01/11/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “All but two holdouts leaving the troubled Velvet Cloak Inn

I don't get it. What the Smoots are doing looks like extortion. Is it legal? How can it be? If it isn't, why aren't there arrests, or at least lawsuits? It seems to me that you left a lot out of this story.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 11/06/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “2014 General Election: Early Voting by the Numbers

How does this compare with the 17-day 2010 totals? In other words, are we on track at least to match those numbers?

Posted by ForeThoughts on 10/30/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “The Vintage church in Raleigh attracts young college students, but does its anti-women stance collide with its public image?

Do you know what's happening to Unity Center of the Triangle, the current occupant of Longview?

In answer to apexwiner about alternative churches: There is the Unity Center; also Triangle Center for Spiritual Living and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 02/05/2014 at 11:11 AM

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