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Re: “N.C. Law Says Bird Scooters Are Mopeds. That Could Present a Problem in Durham.

SCOOTERS...?

Awww...Let`s just pitch `em, and go with SEGWAYS instead !

Weren`t those widgets supposed to be 'The Way Of Future' ..... waaay back in 2001 ?

Then again...It may be better all around if we all just went for a WALK.
Cheaper, too.

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Posted by Mike PALADIN on 09/22/2018 at 2:55 AM

Re: “N.C. Law Says Bird Scooters Are Mopeds. That Could Present a Problem in Durham.

I would say that a scooter is used to enhance mobility. By design it maxes out speed at 15mph. Scooters in general, motorized or no, have been regularly used on sidewalks. Whether or not you would use one indoors is questionable, but certainly they could be. With that in mind, I would refer to this section of the general statutes, 20-4.01 (49), in which the term "vehicle" is defined: "This term shall not include a device which is designed for and
intended to be used as a means of transportation for a person with a mobility
impairment, or who uses the device for mobility enhancement, is suitable for
use both inside and outside a building, including on sidewalks, and is limited
by design to 15 miles per hour when the device is being operated by a person
with a mobility impairment, or who uses the device for mobility enhancement."

I'm not sure a scooter meets the states definition of "vehicle," and, if not, it cannot be considered a moped.

Posted by Rob E. Loomis on 09/21/2018 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Will Oldham—Songwriter, Actor, Storyteller, Poet—Unfolds His Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Catalog at Duke

it's nice that he and his daughter could be photographed together for the cover

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Posted by terryboo on 09/21/2018 at 2:49 PM

Re: “N.C. Law Says Bird Scooters Are Mopeds. That Could Present a Problem in Durham.

According to the UNC School of Government, NC statutory and case law (which the City of Durham cannot change on its own) is clear. #1, electric scooters are "vehicles". An operator must have a driver's license and is subject to all other vehicle laws including helmet and DWI. #2, a sidewalk is simply a part of the street. Operating a Bird on the sidewalk is, as far as the law is concerned, the same as operating it on a street; confining use to a sidewalk does not alleviate #1.

See https://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/its-a-bi…

Posted by ct on 09/21/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

i've never heard a podcast. i've actually been too embarrassed to ask, but what is it

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Posted by terryboo on 09/21/2018 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Unbelievably Dull and Incredibly Slow: Does the NFL Just Suck Now?

I stopped watching once I realized I wasn't getting a cut of that sweet, sweet money they be makin'.

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Posted by terryboo on 09/21/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “President Trump Visited North Carolina This Morning to Console Us, Check on His Golf Course

RE; "Perhaps its a good thing that, unlike Puerto Rico, we have electoral votes."
-----You NAILED that one, spot-on.

Now that --a year later- Trump has 'Alternative Fact' retconned Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief into a glittering success for his administration, he will certainly want to crow about the After-Florence efforts as soon as possible...(like, by November) as YET ANOTHER 'Big Win' for TrumpCo.

Hopefully, those efforts will amount to more than handing out hotdogs and telling flood victims to "Have a good time!".....

So...A Personal Thank You , to Mr. Orange Empathy; for the spirit-lifting visit, the snark-remarks about land-stranded boats....and for the hotdogs !!
We can roast them over the ruins of our lives...after they DRY OUT enough to torch.

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Posted by Mike PALADIN on 09/21/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Unbelievably Dull and Incredibly Slow: Does the NFL Just Suck Now?

ctrl-f

"commercials"

Posted by Edward Teach on 09/21/2018 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Will Oldham—Songwriter, Actor, Storyteller, Poet—Unfolds His Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Catalog at Duke

Ms. Hussey is no music critic. She lets her leftist beliefs enter the big picture. Example: She blasted Charlie Daniels and his "Carolina Uprising Tour" despite the incredibly talented musicians in his band. No, she had to make a big deal about "Uprising" "Rebel" Tour in that she associates this with the South and the Confederacy.
Even worse, The legendary Squirrel Nut ZIppers, who I saw last year, are a fabulous band, resurrected by Jumbo Mathus. They are playing again next week in Durham. Ms. Hussey calls it "nostalgia" and fluff from the past as if they are a thing of the past because a few of the original members are no longer with the band. Hussey should be fired. She allows her political beliefs and perhaps her "nostalgia" with the end result being irrelevant, and simply tasteless comments. Ms. Hussey, you are deplorable!

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Posted by one truth on 09/21/2018 at 1:44 AM

Re: “Vegan Feminism Theorist Carol J. Adams Wants to Weaponize What You Eat in the War Against Trump

The lady is obviously a sick woman who makes no sense whatsoever.

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Posted by one truth on 09/21/2018 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Unbelievably Dull and Incredibly Slow: Does the NFL Just Suck Now?

I stopped watching in 2010. The game became too thuggish and there was no sportsmanship or respect among the players. Couldn't allow my son to see that.

Posted by Timothy Oswald on 09/21/2018 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Vegan Feminism Theorist Carol J. Adams Wants to Weaponize What You Eat in the War Against Trump

Carol Adams, "dairy has achieved its role in nutritional recommendation because of racist nutritional policies." LOL!!!!

Carol Adams, "The appearance of truly repellent and regressive attitudes and politics in the United States and Great Britain and Western Europe."
And of course she's completely oblivious as to why the Western world is completely rejecting the politics of its ruling class of academics, media and politicians. A little introspection might provide the reason for what she described as, "The appearance of truly repellent and regressive attitudes and politics".
The more people like her,(no disrespect personally, but her beliefs plain crazy) are mainstreamed, the more the people will push back against the insanity.

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Posted by Timothy Oswald on 09/20/2018 at 11:06 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

They arent responsible for the actions and words of others who claim themselves as their fans and fellow murderinos. As a WOC myself, I find it in extremely poor taste that you, a white woman, choose to focus using your own privilege and journalistic talent on shitting on some podcast hosted by other white women as some acknowledgement of your intersectional feminism. Congratulations. All Ive gotten from this poor writing is that you dont like this podcast and seem to think its literally the only true crime offering out there and not one of hundreds in the popular genre of true crime.

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Posted by magnificentbish on 09/20/2018 at 8:22 PM
Posted by Eazy E-ssar on 09/20/2018 at 2:44 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

oh my god this article is so disparaging of people's characters while not referencing any specific instances beyond the mispronunciation of an important geological space. In my opinion, the two co-hosts go out of their way to admit when they are being stupid, they've messed up, or were insensitive, meaning they are trying to fix it when they make mistakes as human people. Just like you have done by writing an article slicing people's reputations with little to no actual research. There are so many people who do wrong and either don't even know they are doing so or worse yet, don't care. So maybe, please, spend your ample time and minimal energy focusing on them. To be you know, genuinely helpful.

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Posted by hiyaneighbor1 on 09/20/2018 at 2:08 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

Hey it's good that you're trying to call someone out on facts while getting all the facts wrong. If you're writing about a podcast, you should have actually listened to it. Most of what you brought up HAS been addressed by Georgia and Karen, you need to do better sleuthing and realize G&K are regular Joe schmoes like the rest of us, they never once have claimed to be experts and they always give credit to where they got their info from. They're story tellers, not criminologists.

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Posted by Sara James on 09/20/2018 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

You owe your fame and the food you eat to your followers. Glad I never spent a dime on this podcast... hypocritical ugly racist white women who boast about being too dumb to follow through in college and then use it as an excuse to be ignorant bigots is not my cup of tea, as a WOC I have more dignity than that

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Posted by dram on 09/20/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

Lol guys if you're talking to me I was just saying mountain because that's how it was described in the article (not that that's a good reason). I probably should have added that to the correction.

P.S. I love that the term murderino has transcended mfm now.

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Posted by Macbeth on 09/20/2018 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Fan Community of Popular True-Crime Podcast My Favorite Murder Is Out of Control. Have Its Hosts Done Enough to Fix It?

MFM is a tone deaf, pumpkin spice flavoured, white woman cult. Someone should call their dads.

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Posted by Jess Davey on 09/20/2018 at 4:18 AM

Re: “Vegan Feminism Theorist Carol J. Adams Wants to Weaponize What You Eat in the War Against Trump

Well said! This is awesome. Thank you Carol for being such an inspiration for the rest of us in speaking up about systems of oppressions and the biggest social injustice issue today - animal exploitation and consumption.

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Posted by Linda Tallberg on 09/19/2018 at 11:17 PM

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