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Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

If the adults refuse to commit let the students rule the campus. They could form vigilance committees (respectable gangs) and bring balance to the persecution.

Posted by Bernard Baruch on 06/28/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

Definitely sounds like a red herring and an attempt to get the Anti-Confederacy crowd to conflict with the disability crowd. The lone spokesman thing is also ridiculous and shady.

Posted by Pro-Lif3 on 06/28/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “North Carolina no longer least unionized state in the nation

We had a vote at out steel mill a while back as wether or not to unionize we voted no with 87 percent.

Posted by Mike Maybe on 06/26/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Primer: What The Senate Health Care Bill Looks Like and Other Things You Need to Know Today

I'm pretty sure blue laws are unconstitutional; maybe we should fight them in court. Oh, wait... the AG won't have any lawyers for stuff like that.

Posted by December27 on 06/22/2017 at 12:41 PM
Posted by Jeffrey Billman on 06/22/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Primer: North Carolina Might Be the Future of U.S. Politics and Other Things You Need to Know Today

Every other mention I've seen of the GA6 winner has spelled her last name "Handel."

Posted by December27 on 06/21/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Wake School Board Grapples with Getting Half of the Money It Asked For

Why isn't the Indy asking WCPSS why they believe they have the right to retain the $20,000,000 ? It's taxpayer money directly intended for the school system. If they have that much left over, then what didn't the WCPSS fund in previous years? The headline is misleading, where is the mention that the County Board contributed more than their original proposal ?
The WCPSS talks about mistrust but they do nothing to foster trust --especially with all the hyperbole and attempts at creating a guilt ridden environment. The WCPSS consistently practices a lack of transparency, proposes unsustainable and at times grossly incorrect projections- but they want the taxpayer to trust them? When questioned they get angry and obfuscate. Then, much like this article, the media spins the tale that the County is unwilling to support education. Where is the media holding the WCPSS accountable ? Where are the articles detailing how taxpayer money is spent or mispsent? Where is a full picture of spending by the WCPSS? Is it just easier to eviscerate a BoC that is attempting to reign in an unsustainable trajectory of spending ?

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Posted by Trixsie M on 06/21/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “ADF Review: Hillel Kogan's We Love Arabs Lags Behind a Cultural Conversation Already Well Underway in Our Region's Performing Arts Scene

Wow. I guess you can't recognize brilliant satire when you see it. This was an amazing performance that if you were tuned in to the realities of the situation over there, you would understand how accurately Hillel and Adi reflected the many dimensions of complexities associated with trying to make peace. Some times you have to laugh at the absurdity in order to get a fresh perspective.

I say Bravo!

Sam

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Posted by Sam Bayer on 06/16/2017 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Primer: Cuba Crackdown and Other Things You Need to Know Today

If any musician could claim a trademark on that gesture, for all things relating to live performances by a musical artist, itd be Terry Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath), who first used it in 1971, a few years before Ronnie James Dio really started popularizing it.

Posted by Jon Howell on 06/16/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Theater Review: The Amusing Tea with Edie & Fitz Strains to Make Hay From a Gin-Soaked Dust-Up Between Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald

The photo in this article is of Jackson Cooper and Katie Barrett, as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, not of Rachel Klem, who played Edith Wharton in the production.

Posted by David Akiva Klionsky on 06/15/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Walk a Fine Line Between Being Fiscally Cautious and Fulfilling Campaign Promises

Fiscal responsibility means ensuring you are in a financially healthy position in order to respond to unforseen circumstances. With this runaway state legislature, that is even more important. I respectfully disagree with some of my BOC friends' position on this, and they with me. Some '14 commissioners can rightfully point to two years of honoring campaign promises to better support our school system. This budget does not come close to that tradition, and because I cannot honor *my* '16 campaign promise to Wake's voters and taxpayers, I will not vote in support of this budget as it stands. This is more than a simple disagreement about accounting practices. Elections matter and their results should be respected as an expression of the values and will of the voters.

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Posted by Greg Ford on 06/13/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Southpoint Mall Posts Signs, Can Tow GoTriangle Park-and-Riders Now

If they tow, I'll shop elsewhere.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 06/13/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Orange County Schools Takes Step Toward Confederate Flag Ban

If this symbol offends you look the other way

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by getoverit on 06/13/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Anti-Sharia Activists and Militia Members Protested in Raleigh Saturday. They Were Vastly Outnumbered.

Outnumbered 5 to 1. Good work NC! Ran off McCrory, ran off the Klan, and now overwhelmed this hate group. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by Garrett K Lagan on 06/12/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Anti-Sharia Activists and Militia Members Protested in Raleigh Saturday. They Were Vastly Outnumbered.

Yet these supposed patriots are perfectly fine with radical Christian ideology shaping everyday life and laws while also amazingly ignorant about how this great country was founded .

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Posted by saturn8 on 06/12/2017 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Anti-Sharia Activists and Militia Members Protested in Raleigh Saturday. They Were Vastly Outnumbered.

These are some very alien sounding and looking people. Let's build the wall around them.

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 06/12/2017 at 2:42 AM

Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

Yeah, it wasn't about slavery. It was about States Rights. . It's just a coincidence that the right to own humans was one that all the rebelling states wanted to keep. Wake up sheeple! (It's amazing and disgusting the brainwashing that goes on in the south about the civil war. I was explicitly taught all the myth;, good slave owners, slaves better off before liberation, R. E. Lee an honorable person, etc. All bullshit still being fed to people today.)

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Posted by vidvis on 06/11/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

I've dug and dug and can't figure it out. What's the real reason?

Posted by David Klein on 06/10/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

If you still believe the Civil War was over slavery then you're a fool and maybe you should dig a little deeper into our history to see what the real reason actually happened and only then we will move forward in our peace in this country but if we continue to believe the lies we're told through government funded history we will only stagnate .. Not good

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Posted by Ruckus Dean on 06/10/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

In addition to a packed house at the council chambers, room 305 upstairs was packed as well as many people in the foyer watching the council meeting. All eyes will be on the mayor to see if she follows through and IMPROVES the current CAC system. It's an election year and there will be a choice of who we vote for!

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Posted by Apache101 on 06/07/2017 at 11:14 PM

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