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Judith Porter 
Member since May 1, 2014

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Re: “The Morning Roundup: North Carolina Now Officially a National Embarrassment

Cleverweist1 - Please read the article by Barry Yeoman, "Why NC's Bathroom Bill Debate feels all too familiar". And, if you can't bring yourself to read the whole article, at least read the last section, "My family has been down this path": Joe Martin's courageous speech lamenting how true Christian values have been distorted throughout history. Hopefully it will be enlightening.

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Posted by Judith Porter on 03/26/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Parting Shots: A Column Ends, But the Struggle Continues

We will miss your weekly column so much. Not just the content, which is always informative and thought provoking but also the journalistic expression - always a joy to read. Thank you for both. May IndyWeek uphold these high standards. We also look forward to reading your longer stories - some compensation for the loss of your column. Please be prolific.

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Posted by Judith Porter on 02/25/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Why we're suing Pat McCrory

Yes, thanks. And thanks to The Wilmington Star News for putting this on their Op/Ed page.

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Posted by Judith Porter on 08/01/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “The legislature's neo-Redeemers may have set us back half a century

And to think, we could have had Leutze as a State Senator instead of Ghoulsby (sic).

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Posted by Judith Porter on 10/24/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Many regulators charged with answering that question have ties to utility industry

I take my pick and the "ultimate tool" to pay for the clean up should not cost "us" the consumer. The consumer did not have a choice or a voice. The investor in Duke Energy stock had both a choice and a voice and with that choice came the risk and the consequences. Zero payment of dividends for a time - how tough for the investor - they know Duke Energy has their 15% profit and if Duke Energy does the right thing by the State of NC the good times will be back. Increases in utility rates - now that is tough for those who can't afford it and who rely on electricity to heat their homes. They have no choice - and no voice. The point is that Duke Energy has been reaping vast profits at the expense of the State's environment and for the benefit of the shareholder and well-paid employees. There is no reason why the consumer, who has admittedly benefited from power but also paid the monthly bill, should now have to pick up the costs for a clean up which, but for greed and irresponsibility, should not have been necessary.

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Posted by Judith Porter on 05/01/2014 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Many regulators charged with answering that question have ties to utility industry

As a consumer I pay my Duke Energy power bill. As a Duke Energy shareholder I take my generous profits from dividends and I take the risks. That is what investing is all about. The consumer should not be burdened by the failures of Duke Energy to keep its house and our State clean. It isn't rocket science.

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Posted by Judith Porter on 05/01/2014 at 12:19 AM

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