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Re: ““Durham’s a Bright Light for Our Movement”: After Their Cases Were Continued Until November, Defend Durham Activists Took a Victory Lap

It seems to me that the object of these people is not the removal of statues but the destruction of our country. Their statement that our system of capitalism must be destroyed leaves one to wonder what successful system they plan to use to replace capitalism? Perhaps the world wide successful communist or socialist systems? We have seen how great those systems have been. The poor have never been used as greatly as by the socialist and communist systems. These young over educated under learned children need the spanking their parents failed to give them years ago. When you have idle minds and they have no cause to rebel against they manufacture one.

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Posted by Bob Vela on 09/14/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Full Frame: An Avetts Agnostic Finds Some Faith in May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Just saw this last night. Did Rubin say that being around the Avetts would make life "matter" or just that they would make life "better"? I heard better.

Posted by Drew Rhys on 09/14/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Silent Sam Protesters Call For 24-Hour Sit-In

"RACIST TRASH" is what this article quoted some IDIOT stating!? Then what is all the MARTIN LUTHER KING statues, streets, buildings? MLK has been videoed as well as documented inciting marches, riots, and violence....AS A MEANS FOR GETTING "BLACKS" ALL THE "RIGHTS" that ONLY "BLACK" people are entitled to!!! And they say that ONLY WHITE PEOPLE ARE "RACIST"!! People should NOT BE SURPRISED, when these RACIST people continue to push for these statues to be removed, that the CLASHES WITH NORMAL, GAMEFULLY "EMPLOYED" CONTRIBUTERS to SOCIETY....WILL BECOME MORE INTENSE, because that's the ONLY method to deal with IGNORANT, DESTRUCTIVE, ATTENTION SEEKING LEACHES!!!

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Posted by Chuck Maynard on 09/14/2017 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

I have played music a few times in an informal group that includes Ron McFarlane, along with two of my cousins, and about 10 other people, in a few rehearsals and at a couple of benefits. I have twice been to the McFarlanes' home to hear musical performances.
That's it. No Christmas cards, personal emails, lunches, calls re anything except those to the mayor on matters of journalistic concerns (none to Mr. McFarlane), no gifts, nothing, nada.
Mr FONcitizen, if you are willing to use your real name, shoot me an email at tgoldsmith@indyweek.com or call me at 919-812-5308 for any other questions. I can fill you in on the journalistic and ethical practices I have faithfully followed during 33 years in this business.

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Posted by ThomasG on 09/11/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

Ms. Eichenberger, most of Thomas Goldsmith's articles on the municipal election would benefit from less bias. This should start with him informing his readers that he is a close family friend of the the McFarlane's.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 09/11/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

Hi, Thomas. My name is Jennifer Eichenberger, and I work with Fellow Citizens--Wake. There are a couple of misstatements in your article that I would like to clear up for your readers. Fellow Citizens is not related to Stronger NC, nor are we under the umbrella of the Democratic Party. We are an independent group promoting left-leaning candidates and educating ourselves about elections. And we did contact Nancy McFarlane to see if she would speak at our meeting today along with Charles Francis, but her campaign manager told us that she had a family conflict today. I believe your article would benefit from more fact-checking and less bias. Thanks!

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Posted by Jennifer Eichenberger on 09/10/2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

How about any event the candidates appear, there is a half hour debate followed by Q&A with the audience? I.e., "How many stories and/or opinion pieces have you planted with local media this year, including pieces about your opponent and/or Raleigh citizens?" But in all seriousness, I would have no issue with the candidate not on the agenda attending Sunday's event, if she agreed to a substantive debate with her opponent. In turn, Mr. Francis is welcome to attend any event scheduled with Ms. McFarlane, provided he agrees to a debate also.

What do you say, Perry?

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Posted by George Farthing on 09/08/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

The question for the author of this piece..... Is McFarlane demanding admittance into Republican Party events? Did Mr Goldsmith even bother to ask?

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Posted by FONCitizen on 09/08/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Bonner Gaylord Campaign to Hold City Council Fundraiser at Home of Julia and Frank Daniels Jr.

What's the point? Fundraisers like this happen all the time.

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Posted by ct on 09/08/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Bonner Gaylord Campaign to Hold City Council Fundraiser at Home of Julia and Frank Daniels Jr.

This is city election coverage? You don't even follow the money or touch on potential conflicts of interest. Please do better. Thanks.

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Posted by citizenshame on 09/08/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “ADF Review: Queering Objects and Decoding the Body in Cherdonna's Clock that Mug or Dusted

She made me a peanut butter and banana sandwichwithout bread. Now that's art.

Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 09/07/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: ““With DACA, I Feel Like I Have a Superpower”: After Trump Ends DACA, Triangle Recipients Tell Their Stories

Up until the equal rights amendment, which hasn't been ratified, people coming to America wanted to be Americans and friends of mine have said that their descendants even changed their names to sound more American. Now not only immigrants, but other Americans don't want to be Americans they want to live in America for the opportunities. They want to maintain their culture and protest because they feel like they have been treated unfairly. The best example I can give is: I'm a combat decorated Vietnam Veteran and I fought for the right of those who protested against the war to protest which is why we've lost every war since Korea. People will say that the Vietnam War was an unjust war. If that's the case the only just war was the Revolutionary War. We didn't have to go to Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan.

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Posted by Dick Foy on 09/06/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “UNC Chancellor Turns Down Speaking Request from Richard Spencer

Nope, UNC does not have to allow a self described white supremacist who literally wants genocide against many UNC students, staff and faculty members to come to campus. Smart choice. Why hand a microphone to a bigot? He can walk down the street and await the first of justice instead.

Posted by ammi on 09/05/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “You Can Now Go Drink at RDU on Sunday Mornings

Being able to buy alcohol while I do grocery shopping will save me a trip (I always shop for groceries on Sunday morning). I like this idea.

Posted by ammi on 09/05/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “People's Alliance Makes Durham Municipal Election Endorsements

And what makes it even more strange that support for Rooks over-ruled the PA leadership's recommendation to members is a reading of Rooks' questionnaire in which he refuses to share which president, governor or US senate candidates he supported in 2012, 2014 or 2016. Other candidates had no trouble with this question.(link in last paragraph of article above) Further he says he wouldn't vote to raise taxes to pay for park improvements, doesn't think rail is important now for Durham and doesn't take sides on recent rezoning cases when asked to do so. Those do not qualify as progressive stances.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/04/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “People's Alliance Makes Durham Municipal Election Endorsements

The PA meeting was packed by supporters of Rooks. Without that the organization would have endorsed Middleton, who has won victories for working people by collaborating with PA and Durham CAN for years. This campaign is in danger of becoming a referendum on who claims to care the most. But progressives should support the candidates who can do the most.
Frank Hyman
former council member and policy analyst for Blue Collar Comeback

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/04/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “DSI Comedy Will Close August 28, Zach Ward Says

Who owns this building at 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514? I'd like to contact the owner.

Posted by Nimbus Cloud on 09/02/2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “External Auditors Confirm $2.3M Missing at Wake Register of Deeds Office, Cite Neglectful Management

The key finding by Wake County's outside auditor, released over a holiday weekend:

"It is the responsibility of the County to establish internal controls over the revenue recorded within the systems and cash collected by the ROD. It is also the County's responsibility to monitor internal controls established over these areas to provide reasonable assurance that revenue is being accurately recorded and that all cash generated by ROD activities is being properly deposited to the County's bank accounts."

So who had that responsibility since 2008? Please tell us, IndyWeek. Or NandO. Or WRAL. Or...

(This does not excuse or defend anyone who stole public money. But it's importantly relevant.)

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Posted by Leanne Sigmon on 09/02/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Wake County Says $2.3 Million Went Missing from the Register of Deeds Office Between 2008 and 2017

UPDATE: Wake County's external auditor has officially weighed in...

"It is the responsibility of the County to establish internal controls over the revenue recorded within the systems and cash collected by the ROD. It is also the County's responsibility to monitor internal controls established over these areas to provide reasonable assurance that revenue is being accurately recorded and that all cash generated by ROD activities is being properly deposited to the County's bank accounts."

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Posted by Leanne Sigmon on 09/02/2017 at 8:03 AM

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