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Re: “What About the Pigs?

Indeed, what about the pigs. We can show compassion to BOTH humans and non-human animals and work towards a better world for all. I'm glad the Indy published the Hogwash series to shed light on the crisis that residents of eastern NC are dealing with, but it shows a lack of journalistic thoroughness to not speak at all about the pigs who suffer through a life of severe pain and misery only to be horrifically slaughtered - simply for the tastebuds of some humans.

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Posted by chucky on 07/26/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Durham's Municipal Candidates

I'm glad to hear that Steve Schewel [founder of indyweek] will retain his council seat
if he loses his bid for mayor;
we can relax and keep Steve on council.

Schewel, like others, calls for police reform (eg: de-escalation
& racial equity training), expanded bus service, etc...
ok, & Steve's a nice guy, and would obviously be a good mayor, but

I'm interested in adding a possibly powerfully effective new voice
for police reform
in the person of Tracy Drinker. I've only just met him & liked him;
like Steve & Don & Jillian, and unlike others:
Drinker listens and he seems to be of good character,
but Police Reform is important; actions speak louder than words:
PLEASE RESEARCH AND PUBLISH
HIS HISTORY w.r.t. POLICING & CRIMINAL JUSTICE!
WHAT HAS HE DONE
AND WHAT HAS HE SAID BEFORE HE BECAME A POLITICIAN?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/26/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “What About the Pigs?

Thank you Ellen, I am proud to know you. Your passion for the animals is awe-inspiring. Thank you Jessica, for speaking out and caring about these sensitive, intelligent animals. With so many suffering, humans and animals alike, isn't it time to let animal agriculture be a thing of the past? There is no reason but pure selfishness to continue to eat animals, to continue to destroy the lives of poor people that live next to the cafo's. Most people would be incensed if their property values were destroyed due to their neighbors. We pass laws to protect the polluting corporate farms instead of protecting our citizens. Shame on North Carolina.

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Posted by Sylvia Badger on 07/26/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Triangle Refugee Resettlement Agencies Try to Figure Out How a Recent Supreme Court Ruling Will Affect Their Clients

Andrews is the director of Church World Service, not Christian World Service. :)

Posted by Kelly Cohen-Mazurowski on 07/26/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “What About the Pigs?

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for letting the world know that the ones most heavily impacted by animal agriculture are the animals themselves. In a time when plant based meat substitutes are in virtually every grocery store, you have to ask yourself if your own participation in this industry is really a good idea at all. By boycotting the meat products themselves you can do your part to stop the harmful effects of animal agriculture on the land, air, water, neighbors, and the animals. At the same time you could very well by increasing your own personal health and well being by switching to plant based foods. Some people have reversed heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions by changing their diets in this way.

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Posted by NCSave on 07/26/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “What About the Pigs?

Thank you so much, Ellen, for pointing out this glaring oversight. You articulated so perfectly what these innocent souls are enduring. When we know better, we ought to do better - and YOU are doing amazing things like writing letters like this to help educate other compassionate people that animals - all animals, regardless of intelligence - deserve our love and care. That is the only way toward a peaceful world, in my view. These are complex issues, and veganism is a daunting notion for most people, but with you and others in our flourishing community, I have no doubt that things will change much sooner than we ever could have imagined. Keep kicking ass for animals. The path will become clearer and clearer as we forge ahead, doing what is necessary to shine a light on this hidden atrocity and educating others about the beauty and promise of veganism. Indy Week, thank you for publishing this letter and we hope you'll consider writing another article from our perspective. Sincerely, James DeAlto, Co-Founder, Vegans for Peace www.vegansforpeace.org

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Posted by James DeAlto on 07/26/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “North Carolina FC Has Come a Long Way in Two Years. But Is Raleigh Ready to Be an MLS Town?

A couple of typos/errors:

It's the "North American Soccer League," not the "National American Soccer League."

The Charlotte Independence are not attached to Charlotte's MLS bid. It's a completely separate group without a team that's pushing for MLS.

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Posted by Chuck Givens on 07/26/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Shops & Services

Susan King Cope, they are all mixed in together this year.
Carolina Tiger Rescue was a finalist in two of our local color categories this year.
https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/BestOf?c…

Posted by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on 07/25/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Shops & Services

Can you point me to the Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice categories?

Posted by Susan King Cope on 07/25/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

Section 2.2.7 of UDO addresses residential infill compatibility and it states that infill should "accommodate and encourage compatible development in existing residential neighborhoods while reinforcing established character of neighborhood and mitigating adverse impacts on adjacent homes."

This structure does not come close to the UDO. The builder built the wall 6 feet taller than allowed. Other builders have built structures that comply with the UDO in this neighborhood. This is one of the most egregious examples of infill that I have seen.

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Posted by Betty Brandt Williamson on 07/25/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Baldwin Bows Out of Raleigh At-large Race; All Council Candidates Have Opposition

It's spelled "Zainab Baloch".

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Posted by jason0x21 on 07/24/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Section 8 Voucher Holders Are Having a Hard Time Finding Housing in Durham

I live in Durham NC. We have a large growth in the last 6 years. The city have really gotten aggressive in taking people's land. Loading them up with fines and other things so that in the end they will still come and bulldozer your home down.The neighborhood Improvement services or NIS. Have started walking on private property without letting the owner know that they are there.I am writing because I was told they can do this because they are an sworn in official of the city.. My question to them. I asked so you are telling me you can do more than the police. You are telling me the police who have to have a search warrant. They have to have a reason if they see drugs being sold if they see people hurt. if they feel like the people they are in danger can come on our property then. You can also do that because you are a sworn in official. I am amazed no one can tell me what my rights are as a private home owner. I am very sure they are looking at how big your lot is. My Home have been in my family for over 60 years. We do not rent to no one we live here. Now they have encroach in our life putting us in a financial bind. I will make this crystal clear. Ring that Bell genderfcation has begun.. Thank you for nothing city of Durham. A wasted vote hurts. Everything that glitter isn't gold. Fool's gold. Private home owners aware they are looking. I will save my son leagacy.

Posted by Margaret Houston on 07/24/2017 at 1:38 AM

Re: “Jennifer Dasal

He is phenomenal!

Posted by Jimmie k butts on 07/23/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Magician's Hand Practice, Reflex Arc

Grreat band

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Posted by Thomas Bradsher Womack on 07/23/2017 at 2:43 AM

Re: “Theater Review: Dogfight's Regional Premiere at NRACT Is Rich in Emotion But Meager in Staging

I agree that the vocal work is incredible! And, I thought that the well-made and beautifully-designed set really supported the play and facilitated the transitions -- having to go from various interiors to the jungles of Viet Nam, it proved to be very effective, and appropriate for the stage at NRACT. This musical is a must-see!

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Posted by Judy Dove on 07/22/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

Too often when things like this happen that are detrimental to property owners and neighborhoods, the city points a finger at growth as if to say, "We can't help it!" If elected officials (and in this matter, the Board of Adjustment) would simply live up to the City Council mission statement, we'd manage growth responsibly versus the anything goes approach too many favor.

http://www.raleighnc.gov/government/conten…

Here's the first four statements from the council mission statement...how's that working out for this family?

-We are a 21st Century City of Innovation focusing on environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.

-We conserve and protect our environmental resources through best practices and cutting edge conservation and stewardship, land use, infrastructure and building technologies.

-We welcome growth and diversity through policies and programs that will protect, preserve and enhance Raleigh's existing neighborhoods, natural amenities, rich history, and cultural and human resources for future generations.

-We lead to develop an improved neighborhood quality of life and standard of living for all our citizens.

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Posted by George Farthing on 07/21/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

The building of McMansions isn't increasing density - these are just giant, single-family homes. This isn't population increase or mixed-use development. People aren't suddenly going to use public transit just because they now live in a bigger house!

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Posted by M Elizabeth Wakeford on 07/21/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Beach Music Isn't Just Easy Listening—It's a Sunny Slice of Carolina History

I've found that beach music never creates itself. Music eventually finds its way into the "beach music sound." Some of the best music today including soul / R&B that both is, and will eventually to be associated with beach music is being released on Ecko Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Posted by vocalocal on 07/20/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Theater Review: Dogfight's Regional Premiere at NRACT Is Rich in Emotion But Meager in Staging

In the last 5 years, 11 of the 15 musicals NRACT produced were premieres in the region. I commend them for taking risks and showing us something new.

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Posted by James Ilsley on 07/20/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

I understand the Glover's predicament. In my old neighborhood off of Six Forks Road, the same intense building of McMansions has continued at breakneck speed. What was once a neighborhood of ranch homes and split levels built in the fifties has now almost entirely been replaced with houses the size of that being built next to the Glovers. In reverse order, what very few ranch and split level homes are left stick out as sore thumbs. The Churchill Road area of Raleigh is (or was) both beautiful and convenient to many areas of the city. Unfortunately, that is no more.

While Charles Meeker was innovative in his desire to re-create Raleigh, the constant intrusion of development at warp speed was probably not in his plan (or maybe it was.) From North Hills to downtown to established neighborhoods now being over run with what could be called "steroid induced development", Raleigh's character has changed for the worse. But in the game of politics, it appears most Raleighites actually wanted this based on those they put on the City Council.

Back in my neighborhood, new houses are inching close to zero lot lines and the streets haven't fared any better. Where once one was able to take a casual stroll at the posted speed limit, those same roads are now adorned with numerous and unsightly speed bumps. i really have to wonder if this is the definition of progress.

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Posted by vocalocal on 07/20/2017 at 5:37 PM

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