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Re: “Endless Summer: Since Fall Started, Raleigh’s Seen Temperatures At Least Six Degrees Above Average Eleven Times

@Matt, you do know that the mean average temperature in the world has risen?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/0…

There is no argument about this (there is some debate as to the causes of this). Moreover, the increase in the mean average temperature has tremendous consequences for extreme conditions (both extreme heat or cold). Thus, the increasing cold temps are--in fact--also related to the rise in global temperatures. The potential consequences to human life in terms of increased storms, rising sea levels, loss of hospitable lands are certainly more dangerous than whatever you are implying about the "murder of humans."

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Posted by Justin Scranton on 10/11/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

@snake00 - Charles's negative and inflammatory campaign rhetoric is way more divisive. He did more to divide people than to bring people together. Unfortunately, Raleigh isn't going to get any cheaper. I personally don't like that, but look at where we live. Maybe Charles and his family could lower the rent on all the properties they own. That would be a start right?

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Posted by Willy G on 10/11/2017 at 10:39 AM
Posted by John Trololo on 10/11/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

What's divisive is how Nancy paid more than $50 Million on turning Dix into a park but could not do anything for mental health and to help the people who can no longer afford to live in Raleigh due to her lack of leadership on stopping real estate bros from "Making Raleigh great again" She might as well just be a Republican. Were we supposed to forget how it took her more than a month to say something about HB2?

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Posted by snake00 on 10/11/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Endless Summer: Since Fall Started, Raleigh’s Seen Temperatures At Least Six Degrees Above Average Eleven Times

So where was the Indy when there were more than six days of below average temperatures. I think you are pushing a non-existent agenda in order to justify the murder of humans.

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Posted by Matt Price on 10/11/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “How Much Is a Confederate Monument Worth?

The crumpled hulk should be sent to the Smithstonian or the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham. Eventually, it will be seen as a valued marker of a historical moment.

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Posted by William Turnier on 10/11/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Linzie, a quick correction. In your first sentence you mispelled "love" as "hate" and "racist" as "realist."

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Posted by vidvis on 10/11/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Correction: I mistakenly attributed to Paul Blest the statement made by Linzie Washington about the defacement of Ms. Baloch's sign.
My apologies to Paul.
The questions in that post now go to Linzie Washington.

Posted by ThomasG on 10/11/2017 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Mr. Blest,
Do you have reliable data that backs up your claim that "the majority of these types of cases usually end up to be self inflicted to further an agenda"?
Are you aware of any such incident in the Triangle?
I'm aware that there have been such cases, but it's extremely irresponsible to make such a claim unless you have verifiable proof. The reason the fake hate crimes get wide publicity is that they are rare.
Tommy Goldsmith

Posted by ThomasG on 10/10/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Somehow, I don't think that jumping to the conclusion that a Muslim woman made up a hate crime out of thin air is being a "realist."

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Posted by Paul Blest on 10/10/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Hate to be a realist, but this will probably end up being a political stunt that was done by her own campaign. The majority of these types of cases usually end up to be self inflicted to further an agenda.

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Posted by Linzie Washington on 10/10/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Vote, Dammit! The INDY’s 2017 Endorsements for the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary Municipal Elections

The link to the questionnaire seems to be broken. Anyone know where it is?

Posted by Chris Sites on 10/10/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Nancy McFarlane Presides Over a Thriving City. Charles Francis Says She Doesn’t Deserve the Credit.

I am curious as to why I have seen no press coverage of the fact that both US Senator Cory Booker and US Congressman GK Butterfield attended a rally in support of Charles Francis and endorsed his candidacy.

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Posted by Rebecca Llewellyn on 10/10/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Vote, Dammit! The INDY’s 2017 Endorsements for the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary Municipal Elections

Freedom of speech is one of the rights of American citizens that make publushing newspapers a profitable enterprise. It is also the Constitutional Right that give individuals a voice in the same media forum.

While it is important to recognize the professionals' approach in their endorsements; it is also wise to try to see the perspective of people who challenge the status quo.

The qualifications and capabilities of Charles Francis, for Mayor and Shelia Alamin-Khashoggi, for At-large are not questionable factors. These two seasoned Raleigh natives are seasoned business persons who bring talents to the City Council that the encumbents have not demonstrated.

As you read the Indy questionaires, you may see how these challengers posed answers to questions that the Indy editirial staff framed for it's audience. I don't think that there is anything bad about that. But, I do believe that there is a larger audience that voters should be aware of in their consideration of who to chose to address those matters that touch our lives most commonly.

The encumbent mayor of Raleigh has been good at promoting the City but lacks the communications skills to address the issues presented by Mr. Francis. This has been demonstrated repeatedly in public forums where the candidates were given equal opportunity to address the issues. Charles Francis presented his unframed platform eloquently and precisely. Perhaps, Indy Week just chose not to report those encounters.

As for the at-large position, Mrs. Khasoggi is the most academically and practically on-the-job expetienced candidate in on the Raleigh City Council ballot bar none. She is Day One ready to get the job done. You can read about her and her years of contributions to the welfare of her neighbors. Her charitable work and her dedication to elevating herself from poverty through perseverance and educational achievement are more than good reads. You owe it to yourself to understand why these two candidates are behind the record breaking early voting in Raleigh.

The people of Raleigh who were born and raised in the City welcome newcomers who want to join with them in this community. These two candidates are such natives who really embody what this city can become when all of its citizens are represented by the municipal leadership.

Yes... Vote Dammit! But, understand the meaning of your vote as well as the implications on the future if your choices. If I, agree on all but two of the Indy Week endorsements, the rational of my personal preferences must be based on something that you, the IW reading audience may want to really consider.

Two candidates for the three at-large positions have energized the city and brought out record levels of citizen participation. They did this without resorting to diatribes or relying of racial preference. In short, they individually united the citizens of Raleigh and ignited their involvement in the municipal election.

This ability to draw in the public and get consensus across the aisle from friend and foe is something that the readers of IW should take into consideration given the climate of discord we are experiencing from our state and national representatitives.

The polls have been open for the past hour and you can vote if you are in line by 7 pm.

Posted by Ml Hayes on 10/10/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses the Raleigh Transportation Bond

That's all the Indy has to say about the transportation bond? Just vote for it because you say we need it? I had to go to the City of Raleigh website to get the information I needed - and I will vote for it - but the Indy should provide a lot more information on it.

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Posted by Granted on 10/10/2017 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Heading to Biff Rose Tonight? You Might Want to Check His Website.

Too bad! You don't know who you are talking about. People these days have become so judgmental and eager to be offended, and anything that challenges complacency is viewed with suspicion. Biff is not racist and doesn't hate anybody, certainly not Jewish people. Although he is clearly not a fan of bullies. Like Mel Brooks recently said, it's a hard time for comedy. People are increasingly unable to laugh at themselves... this is a sad commentary on the situation of free speech, when the people who probably think of themselves as progressive or liberal actually behave just like the so-called Moral Majority, and censor somebody's performance without even finding out first what it actually is! Shame on you sanctimonious cowards!

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Posted by Jennifer Pendur on 10/10/2017 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Nigerien Guitarist Mdou Moctar Reaches Beyond Boundaries of Country or Genre

Music with guitar Wao!! is awesome with his music and the back series of his I am waiting for this from very long time. https://harrypottermusicbox.com/

Posted by harrypottermusicbox on 10/10/2017 at 1:19 AM

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