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Re: “National Historic Landmark Tours

Hi! FYI, the state capitol weblink jumps to some Japanese personal product page (in Japanese) - I believe the domain should be .org instead of .com? Thanks-

Posted by thebucknertheory on 02/19/2018 at 9:10 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

@justhear

How is stating my and my husbands political affiliations to give context patting myself on the back? Its not a point of pride, its relevant information for the opinions Im sharing

Posted by NicoleinNY on 02/19/2018 at 4:02 AM

Re: “David Bazan Discusses The Beatles and the Next Chapter of Pedro the Lion, Roaring Again After a Decade of Quiet

Have to say Im onboard with this take on The Beatles influence and joy in my life... not at all understanding that envious put down spewed by whats his name MJ producer, oh yea Quincy Moans or something...
Love the Liverpool Four together or solo... true Magic felt globally

Posted by Liam Brady on 02/18/2018 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Steely James & Irish Lassie

Steely O' James & Irish Lassie perform their original songs- Tullamore Dew, Pint of Guinness, Irish Drinking Song, Back in Dublin, acoustic versions of Irish folk songs by The Dubliners, Irish Rovers, The Pogues, Flogging Molly... And some Bob Marley...
www. acousticsoloist.com

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Posted by acousticsoloist on 02/18/2018 at 12:46 PM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

@Nicole

You literally begin with patting yourself on the back for you and your husband's political leanings then complained about others doing it in the next sentence - nicely done.

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Posted by justhear thosesleigh on 02/18/2018 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Closing of Dorothea Dix Hospital marks failure of state reforms

Guys, I used to work just down the street from Dix on Western Blvd as a temporary worker for the Purchase of Care Medical Services with a lousy 2-year degree with a concentration of: Nothing. In 2005, I didnt know about the mental community - except when I cared for my sister at Holly Hill hospital [is that still around???] but since I moved to TX in 2009 in a job transfer - Dallas/Fort areas is just as bad _ucked up. Since I been studying social work in Mental Health Susbstance Abuse our textbooks says this: ... leaders as diverse as Dorothea Dix...have embraced the empowerment concept as critical to being about change... [Book: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, 7th ed., page 9].
I wish I had left NC! My heart bleeds for you all out there how politicians literally kicked to the curb those least among us in this supposed great - domineering - country. It sucks. If I could be of any service out there guys - shoot me an email: InThisRaceForLife@gmail.com. I do have close ties with specialists in awake County awhile are licensed clinical social workers/therapists that may help. My name is Donald Perry. My FB page: Donald L. Perry or ChaplainChatOverCoffee. Love you all!!

Posted by ChaplainChatOverCoffee on 02/18/2018 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

hello i would like to by a home i have my own land u can text or call me 910-431-2492

Posted by Dawn Lee on 02/17/2018 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Politicians and the Gun Lobby Want You to Think Parkland Is About Something Other Than Guns. Don’t Let Them.

It is about the guns, and the efforts of liberalsocialists to keep them out of the hands of victims.

Plenty of warning signs here. All ignored. No law would have stopped this. One law allowed the body count to reach liberal news proportions.

Norway has gun control laws liberalsocialists here drool over, yet one man was able to slaughter 80 disarmed victims there.

Yet, liberals want to disarm more victims (no gun zones), violate more law abiding (gun control laws), and continue to protect more criminals (sanctuary cities), all while they call me a racist and say I do not care about the dead children.

Remind me again why I should listen to these barking insane people, or why anyone would vote for them??

How about we allow teachers the choice of what they would use to protect their students?

It's all about being pro choice. Period.

Posted by Pat Orsban on 02/17/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “You’re Damn Right I’m Going to Politicize This Tragedy. You Should Too.

Plenty of warning signs here. All ignored. No law would have stopped this. One law allowed the body count to reach liberal news proportions.

Only the victim can stop a crime in real time, yet liberalsocialists want to disarm more victims.

Norway has gun control laws liberalsocialists here drool over, yet one man was able to slaughter 80 disarmed victims there.

Yet, liberals want to disarm more victims (no gun zones), violate more law abiding (gun control laws), and continue to protect more criminals (sanctuary cities), all while they call me a racist and say I do not care about the dead children.

Remind me again why I should listen to these barking insane people, or why anyone would vote for them??

How about we allow teachers the choice of what they would use to protect their students?

It's all about being pro choice. Period.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Pat Orsban on 02/17/2018 at 8:32 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

@Paolo

We have been looking in Cary, we are both professionals in our early to mid 30s. My husband is a libertarian and Im liberal with increasingly more moderate leanings as the poles keep growing more extreme. We had also looked at Austin, another blue beacon in a sea of red, but the didnt seem so busy with patting themselves on the back for their political leanings.

Unrelated, but everyone and their uncle is into microbreweries. Craft beer is no longer a selling point. Just my opinion.

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Posted by NicoleinNY on 02/17/2018 at 6:05 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

@NicoleinNY -- Some words of caution before moving here:

Durham (where I live) used to be a pleasant, ideologically tolerant, and liberal town. It has become -- at least in its older neighborhoods -- a politically (and therefore socially) oppressive place to live unless you subscribe to some of the nuttier and dreamier tenets of the SJW-left. The Indy reflects these values -- celebrating destruction of public property by "anti-fascists" is an example. So much better to tear down an obnoxious statue by mob than to bring the matter up for a vote (in which case the statue would have certainly been removed LEGALLY). Other examples of SJW fervor, PC banalities, and the hypocrisy of the elites who control the city are too numerous to mention. Most of the in-town residents of Durham apply political litmus tests to those whom they meet, and live in hilariously stereotypical bubbles of like-minded and "right-thinking" people. None of the liberals I have met -- not a single one -- can claim a single close conservative friend. A lot of this is attributable to mass migration from the northeast and upper Midwest over the past two decades by academic- and non-profit-types. I'd say one out of every three people I've met in the in-town neighborhood I live in are associated with a university or work at a non-profit or are grant-writing trough-sippers of some kind. These people are typically idealists proud of the fact that they've remained unsullied by participation in the "real world" where GDP is earned. My advice to you: If you prefer newer houses, I'd recommend considering Cary or north Raleigh. The schools in Durham are (with rare exceptions) appalling; those in Raleigh are much better.

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Posted by Paolo Shirazi on 02/17/2018 at 12:08 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

My husband and I are moving to the Triangle this year and I feel like my realtor made a mistake sending this piece to us. Does anyone actually take an article seriously once phrases like, woke AF and toxic masculinity are thrown around?
This whole thing reads like a college rag.

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Posted by NicoleinNY on 02/16/2018 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Will Lecture UNC Journalism Students

This should read "prescribe" not "proscribe," which has the opposite meaning.

Posted by Jeffrey Vanke on 02/16/2018 at 1:26 PM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

Paolo,

I'm not sure if you live here, but if you do and you think it is so horrible then there are other places you can go. You seem to have a bad case of "butt hurt" for some reason. Why are you so upset?

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Posted by TooGood on 02/16/2018 at 9:57 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

lol, Paolo, you tried so hard.

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Posted by vidvis on 02/16/2018 at 6:53 AM

Re: “28 Reasons We Love the Triangle Right Now

I eagerly picked up your recent issue after seeing the headline "28 Reasons We Love The Triangle Right Now" on your cover. But after starting to read the article, I quickly realized that it was actually not a serious piece, but rather a delicious satire of a university-town bubble: Quality of life mostly defined by overpriced and pretentious booze and grub (locally-brewed! locally-grown!), praise for underemployed humanities grads committing acts of heroic vandalism (also known as tearing down statues), even deeper praise for the "radicalism" of the local political and non-profit food chain (I guess plain old-fashioned "progressivism" just ain't woke enough anymore!), a generous supply of self-soothing jargon and vituperation from the most recent edition of the SJW lexicon (e.g., "white supremacy," "toxic masculinity"), and, of course, the self-congratulation at the end of the piece (the Triangle is great "because there's still an alt-weekly here").

Sure, it's all a rather crude caricature, painted without a whole lot of nuance and with fairly broad strokes - I mean, it's hard to imagine that such a perfect universe of cultural pretension and preciousness could actually exist in the real world (it much too quickly and easily conjures stereotypical images of bearded young men riding their fixies to work at some scraggly downtown non-profit), but it's one that I recognize, as do probably most Triangle residents not living in the vanguard precincts of the bubble-licious in-town neighborhoods of Durham and Raleigh.

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Posted by Paolo Shirazi on 02/16/2018 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Stephanie Leathers’s Stalwart SITES Series Is a Performance-Art Map of Durham Development

What a well written article! You really got this project, a great read!

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Posted by Jude Casseday on 02/15/2018 at 9:03 PM

Re: “DRA Report: Downtown Raleigh Is Still Killing It

"There are fifty-five hundred residential units in downtown, up eighteen hundred from just a couple of years ago, and with nearly a thousand more on the way. It goes without saying, these are largely not going to be affordable."

6500 residential units that are unaffordable? Well surely the people living in them can afford them. I think that should say "not affordable to the Indy staff."

Posted by JeffG on 02/15/2018 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Will Lecture UNC Journalism Students

What does this clown know about journalism?

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Posted by John Sagar on 02/15/2018 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria Will Seek Reelection Instead of Challenging Nelson Dollar for State House

To clarify, House District 36 - Nelson Dollar's district - was NOT one of the districts from the 2011 maps struck down by the the Court. In the map the 3-judge panel approved in the "Covington" case, House Districts 36, 37, 40, and 41 in Wake County and House District 105 in Mecklenburg County were the ones drawn by the NCGA in 2011.

When those districts were redrawn by NCGA in 2017, they exceeded the authorization to redistrict provided in the Courts previous orders, and violated state constitution prohibition against mid-cycle redistricting, so court ordered the 2011 districts be reinstated for those districts.


The NC Constitution says voting district map are only to be redrawn every 10 years:
When established, the representative districts and the apportionment of Representatives shall remain unaltered until the return of another decennial census of population taken by order of Congress Art. II, Sec. 5(4). Redrawing House 36 mid-cycle when it was NOT subject to a Federal court order was a blatant violation of the NC Constitution.

The partial "Stay" with respect to those districts in Wake, including H36, means that current House 36 was drawn in violation of the NC Constitution.

You don't have to take my word for it. You can read all the court documents here: https://www.brennancenter.org/legal-work/n…

Posted by Aylett Colston on 02/15/2018 at 5:06 PM

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