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Re: “A judge says people are acting like "idiots" and a melee erupts in Durham family court

Smith wasn't calming RiShawna down, he was interfering with an arrest. The bailiff did not stumble, he was shoved (thrown!) back by Smith. The judge calling people idiots did not cause a melee, the judge awarding joint custody set RiShawna off. Did you really think i would just read the article and not watch the actual recording of the actual event?

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Posted by Thomas Aitken on 06/12/2017 at 10:30 PM

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: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

If Nanataco is the "best Mexican restaurant in Durham County" then I'm freakin' Colonel Sanders. I wouldn't even put Nanataco in the top 20 Mexican restaurants in Durham.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 06/12/2017 at 2:28 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: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

The post by DRS is way out there in terms of being factual. There are very few dog hunters east of I95 hunting property with hundreds, let alone the thousands he mentions, of contiguous acres under their control as he states. The vast majority of these hunters drop their hounds off on a few acres they may control , then allow the hounds to run all over the private property of others using the age old adage "my dog can't read". This is what pisses off those of us who actually do own our land and manage it all year so we can still hunt and enjoy it, only to have that enjoyment taken away because rogue dog gangs feel they can do whatever they want with another persons land.
This bill was right on the money and a common sense approach to keeping dogs off property they don't belong on. Contrary to the dog group hype, it did not make a criminal out of anyone for one offense and simply escalated the charges for repeat offenders, as obviously they are doing it intentionally. That's the dirty little secret the dog gangs don't want you to know. They fully understand they are running dogs all over the private property of others who don't want them there, but as long as current law remains they have the right to do so. That's why they fight so hard for no change, it allows them to continue violating the property right s of others uncontested. That attitude will certainly be their downfall and end deer dog hunting altogether. I personally can't wait for that day.

Posted by Carl Demarais on 06/11/2017 at 6:01 PM

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: “Best of the Triangle Final Voting

I have been to the Asheville has beautiful Botanical Gardens due to Mtns..but Duke Gardens I would say is even better. I have lived in NY/LI, Asheville and Raleigh NC. Duke is most beautiful. We bring visitors from NY every season change. Great Job, Keep up the good work We Love and appreciate it. Charles and Elizabeth Mandracchia

Posted by Charles Mandracchia on 06/10/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Luna Rotisserie is owned by two white cisgender dudebros who have culturally appropriated and used money from their their rich daddies to steal a cuisine and concept from Latinos and indigenous folk in order to line their own pockets.

I'm very disappointed, but not surprised, that the Indy's liberal reader base chose them, but what really bothers is me is the accompanying commentary implying they're "immigrant-owned" when the Luna Rotisserie actually takes advantage of actual immigrants.

I would like to see what Luna has done for Latinos after appropriating Latino culture. Have they donated to El Centro or any other groups seeking to help make the lives of immigrants and Latinos better?

No.

Instead, they steal our cuisine and cash in on it.

Shame on Luna Rotisserie and shame on the Indy. If you're really an ally of Latino people, you would skip a visit to Luna and visit an actual Latin American restaurant owned and operated by actual Latinos as opposed to these white dudebros.

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Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 06/10/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Local Color

The views of the Indy in many of these commentaries suggest a real disdain for the opinion of the readers. Don't ask us to vote in your annual "Best of" and then with snark belittle and deride our choices. I find the commentary so offensive throughout all the categories that I won't vote next year.

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Posted by Belongsinazoo on 06/09/2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

I would love to see an Indy "Best of" without the backhanded, mean girl compliminsults like the "Latin American" category. I thought this was a reader poll, not a snarky commentary on the state of Durham gentrification and development. Although I don't claim to know anything about the owners ethnic background, I do think there is something to be said for letting small business owners have a moment to celebrate the respect shown by their customers for a favorably viewed product.

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Posted by KallieD on 06/09/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “The Best of the Triangle 2017: Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything Awesome

I'm confused about some missing categories for Orange/Chatham Counties: namely, best neighborhood and best pizza. Where'd they go?

Posted by Janna C on 06/09/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Johnson's Family BBQ in Durham is the best real slow cooked pork I've found here.

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Posted by Blue Oceans on 06/09/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

As someone who has to eat gluten-free, I would greatly appreciate a category of "Gluten-Free Friendly" food trucks and restaurants. Also, to second the comment above, cocktails would be a good category.

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Posted by kwix on 06/09/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “N-a-a-a-a-maste: Goat Yoga Clip-Clops From Oregon to the Triangle

I liked it, keep it up..

Posted by russellportarico on 06/09/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

It is time to separate out Chatham County. We have many of our own treasures that can't compete with the volumes of votes from Orange County and thus lose out on recognition.

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Posted by JennyP on 06/08/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

As a hunter who hunts deer with dogs there are some non-truths in this article. The hounds are fit and trim just like any athlete. The hounds could not perform their best, if they are not well cared for. Most deer hounds I know of are kept in kennels. There are some that have so much desire to pursue game that it is difficult to to keep in kennels. These hounds may have to be tethered for their own safety. I will also say keeping up with the hounds and working to keep them off property that is not ours is a long way from being a lazy hunter. It is a quite active form of hunting. Every property I hunt and most other people who hunt with dogs lease/own large acreage usually in the 1000's of contiguous acreage.

GPS and other tools available to us now are used to reduce conflict with adjoining land owners.

The number of deer harvested is also skewed in this article, as dog hunting is only allowed in half the counties in the state. The majority of these counties are located in the Coastal Plain and a few in the Piedmont. Malone and Adams wanted to make it a criminal offense for just one account of a hound pursuing a deer across property lines, while the hound was pursuing a state resource which was being legally hunted. This is where the GPS systems really help. I allows the houndsman to better stop this from happening but it is not fool proof. Houdsmen actually wanted a permit system to help with the bad apples, that exist in all aspects in life. They wanted a board of houdsmen to over see the permit system and let us police ourselves. I would have worked because we don't want rogues representing us. This was shot down because the State's Attorney stated that a independent board could not revoke a permit issued by the state.

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Posted by DRS on 06/08/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “How Do You Solve a Problem of Two Like-Minded Shows in the Same Building on the Same Night?

there actually is a back door that cuts the transit between the two venues in half. someone might be willing to leave it propped open for the night... IJS

Posted by Daniel Stark on 06/08/2017 at 11:54 AM

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