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Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

It's time for the people of this country to stand up and say "stop treating us like sh**" vote them all out and look into having their health care repealed and replaced! Maybe when they start paying for their own insurance and stop getting a hand out from us, the tax payer, then maybe they'll understand what's it's like for some people!

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Posted by Lynnaye Smith-Winters on 05/04/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit.

Ditto, I had concerns when InBev bought Devil's Backbone in Virginia, and their portfolio has only gotten better and their tasting room is now a full blown beer garden.

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Posted by Troy M on 05/04/2017 at 1:27 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

My daughter was born w/ a congenital heart defect. She's had 6 open heart surgeries and 7 cathodorizations. This would be a pre-existing condition under the ACA. Obviously it didn't occur as a result of living a high risk lifestyle. Some people are just plain idiots.

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Posted by Skip Martin on 05/03/2017 at 10:31 PM
Posted by MichyMitch on 05/03/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit.

As a longtime fan of Goose Island, I was nervous when Inbev acquired them, worried that such a "sell out" would harm the beer. It hasn't. Its only made it more widely available (I can buy it now in North Carolina, when before I could only get it on trips up to Chicago). I suppose there's always worry with these kinds of acquisitions about consolidation and corporate influence of product, but it's been pretty benign with Goose Island, and I imagine the same will be true of Wicked Weed.

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Posted by Doug Buchacek on 05/03/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit.

Good for them and much success moving forward! I enjoyed Wicked Weed's brews as much as the next guy. Before the shelling from the "corp sellout" hits, keep in mind the ultimate for anyone who owns a business is to be able to grow it as big as they can and if the opportunity comes, sell it for enough to move on to their next goal in life. Anyone that says otherwise is probably lying to themselves or has no goals in life.

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Posted by J Duncan on 05/03/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

A possible outcome of the Citizen Engagement Task Force is the elimination of citizens' opportunity to vote on rezoning proposals through their CAC, votes that today have no binding effect on City Council. But they provide one more piece of information. Ironically enough, the task force chair before taking the helm at the Fletcher Foundation, was in charge of the NC Voter Education Center. As reported by Indy in March 2012: http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2…

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Posted by Protect Falls on 05/03/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It

"Connected fleets will ultimately get to the holy grail of public transportation affordable point to point connections."

Yes, autonomous fleets of small buses are infinitely more flexible than light rail. A small bus can go on any road, anywhere, at any time. Light rail can never "jump the tracks" to deliver service anywhere in a county as necessary.

And the number of passenger-miles delivered per tax dollar spent isn't even close. A small autonomous bus will deliver far more passenger-miles per tax dollar spent than light rail, because if the bus is operating with few passengers, the routes and timing of the bus can be changed to make sure the bus is more fully loaded. (And there will be zero tax dollars spent on the autonomous bus if it is owned by a private entity as part of an autonomous fleet.)

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Posted by Mark Bahner on 05/03/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

If you don't respect your constituents, find a new state.

It is much easier to vote for a new Congressperson than it is for me to move, so I'll do the former.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 05/03/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

Do these people hate themselves so much that they hate everyone else, as well? Or are they just simply self-centered jackasses to have such disregard for their fellow humans? It has to be one or the other for them to act the way that they do, best I can tell.

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Posted by etsisk on 05/03/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Save Your Coins: Durham's Quarter Horse Arcade to Open by June 1

Nice..!! These Guys look like they've been working really hard.. I've been looking forward to this place opening.. As I am a person who is Not a social drinker.. it's nice to be able to go out with your friends & do something fun other then drinking.. The "Family Hours" sound like a nice touch too..!

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Posted by Millie Khatri on 05/03/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

So, this dumb dude gets flipped in 2018. Right? I saw, let's flip 'em ALL in 2018. Enough of this inanity.

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Posted by Suzi Leonard on 05/03/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

Just stop.....another NC politician making asinine remarks....are you guys drinking polluted Duke Energy water (compliments of former Gov. McCory) and your brain cells are dying. You embarrass yourself and our state...Just STOP! oh, and vote "no" on the latest diabolical health bill.

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Posted by Linda L Hopkins on 05/03/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

Just stop.....another NC politician making a fool of himself.....are they all drinking Duke Energy polluted water which is eating brain cells!

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Posted by Linda L Hopkins on 05/03/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

So you have to live the right life, and being born is not living the right life so you are to be punished! I have had asthma for most of my 71 years otherwise healthy, my grandson was born type 1 diabetic the are autoimmune illness. Were we not born right?

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Posted by Carolyn Cobb on 05/03/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

seems quite ironic that the mayor insists that no member of the Citizens' Engagement Task Force have experience with CACs. But, at the same time a full 25% of the members of the Short Term Rental task force currently operate short term rentals in Raleigh.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 05/02/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

I wish Pittenger would "find a new state"

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Posted by Caleb Sisk on 05/02/2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

When asked why she vetoed Cox's appointments to the Task Force, McFarlane said Cox didn't follow procedure. His 1st 5 appointment attempts all had CAC experience. One would think that would be valuable for discussing how to improve them. McFarlane said no one on task force should have CAC experience. She basically created a TASK FARCE

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Posted by FONCitizen on 05/02/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It

Mark Bahner Excellent points. Car companies are already adjusting themselves to the future state where they are fleet providers or run the fleets themselves. This new ownership model will free huge amounts capital currently locked up in vehicles that sit in driveways 80% of the time. Connected fleets will free up wasted space on the roads, autonomously form "platoons" based on destination and ultimately obsolete stopping or yielding at intersections. Connected fleets will ultimately get to the holy grail of public transportation affordable point to point connections.

I too hope that the politicians wake up to the fact that people are on to them and stop this terrible waste of money. I also hope the voters take out the ones that voted for this when the opportunity arises. #riggedsystem

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Posted by where's the beef? on 05/02/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Art of Cool Festival, Night One: Revive Big Band's Music-History Concert Leaves Out Women to an Absurd Degree

Revive is my people. If folks were offended by this, I can assure you it wasn't intentional. Revive Music was created and is operated in large part by one mastermind, an amazing woman, Meghan Stabile. The amount of events she's done that's either featured, spotlighted and championed women of color in American Music, past and present, is unsurpassed - Nina Simone, KING, Dorothy Ashby, Dianne Reeves, Helen Sung, Brandee Younger, Terri Lynn Carrington, etc. This concert may not represent that sentiment to some, but if anything, anyone who was there and/or is reading this article, please take away the important message, which is that Black American's did more than contribute to the artistic and social constructs of this nation - we are the very foundation of it. We are the mirror to the life of many generations. Do not allow this slant, this POV, to condemn all the amazing and incomporable work that Revive does for music. If you're in NYC, check out their event this weekend, a tribute to an legendary female musician, Abbey Lincoln. It features Esperanza Spalding, Carrington https://www.facebook.com/events/1129475177179382/

And this, later in the month...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1020786694721937/

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Posted by Matthew Allen on 05/02/2017 at 10:44 AM

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