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Re: “Since 2011, Raleigh Residents Have Been Lobbying the City to Allow Backyard Cottages. What’s the Holdup?

Government has been telling people what they can/can't do with their land since at least the 1860's, in an effort to stem the spread disease, reduce the threat of fire, and address overpopulation. This is nothing new - even if you don't agree with it. I could say if people don't like government telling people what they can/can't do with their land, go to the country - but there are zoning/land use rules even in the country, just more often at the county level

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Posted by Gavin Watson on 11/08/2017 at 12:23 PM
Posted by Kym Register on 11/08/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Is Self-Service Beer the Trendy New Normal?

I've taken advantage of the self-pour wall at Clouds in Raleigh. It can be an interesting experience, and if you are trying to taste 4-6 beers it can be very useful as you pour just enough of each to take a good taste.

However, at my favorite beer places the interactions with the bartenders are part of the fun going there. Self-pour may work out very well for some (and be cost effective for the bar), but others will still want that interaction. After all, the last time I asked a wall - regardless of how many taps it had on it - "what do you think I'd like?", the wall just stood there silent as always.

Oh, and another issue with self-pour... Some beers are easier to pour than others. Bartenders tend to know how each one comes out of the tap, and treat it appropriately. If there is a hard-to-pour beer on self-tap, the poor beer customer could get frustrated (or all foam, or both). Plus, bartenders tend to be quicker. For example - Clouds had their Bourbon County Stout event a while back, and the BCS was on their self-pour wall. Let me tell you - waiting for 20, 30, 40 rookies to pour a beer in front of you is no fun (and my apologies to those who were behind this rookie).

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 11/08/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “For Two Decades, Durham’s East End Neighborhood Hosted Horseshoe Matches With No Complaints. Then the Developers Came.

White supremacists call this progress, the klan would be proud of black families being pushed out of durham.

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Posted by lamer99 on 11/08/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Since 2011, Raleigh Residents Have Been Lobbying the City to Allow Backyard Cottages. What’s the Holdup?

I have no dog in this fight, expect that it irks me that the government is telling people what they can do with their own land. It's ridiculous. People suck.

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Posted by Donovan Verrill on 11/08/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Raleigh bar advertises with offensive language

I know this is old news but I just happened to stumble upon this article while reading about the possible drug running escapades of its owners wife.
Now while the flyer may have been an ill conceived attempt at humor, the flyer didnt particularly offend me as Asian-American not because its not offensive but theres right and wrong racism in this country and you sort of get used to it and not let every ignoramus get to you.
However, the poor excuse/non-apology issued and then the follow up attacks on Iimay Ho just proves out her point that if theyre not a racist then absolutely theyre a bunch of bigots. I mean, whats more racially insensitive/racist/ignorant than a bunch of presumably white folks telling a person of different ethnicity what theyre allowed to be offended by and to just get over it. Furthermore, being southern isnt a race, so your cries of hypocrisy are at best just as ill-conceived as your husbands bigot-party.

Posted by mrclpn77 on 11/08/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Over Their Own Staff’s Objection, Wake Commissioners Move Forward With a $23 Million Park

That is really a false dichotomy. It is not either/or.

Even if the County didn't purchase the park, the social services in Wake County would remain woefully underfunded. The park isn't going to change that or even make it worse.

In 20 years, we'll look back at this oportunity to make this a public space. And in 20 years, social services will STILL be underfunded in Wake County.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 11/08/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “What Should Durham Do With Its Soon-Vacant Police Headquarters?

Convert it to office space for Black Lives Matter.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 11/08/2017 at 8:50 AM
Posted by RuthBerry on 11/08/2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Vote for $23.4M Conversion of Crooked Creek Golf Course to County Park, With Conditions

Well, those of us who oppose this can only hope that those who voted in favor of this outstanding expense are ousted in 2018!

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/07/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Someone Apparently Shut Down Chapel Hill Town Council Candidate Hongbin Gu's Campaign Mailbox

Don't know anything about her, really, but if her election will annoy Trump supporters, I am all for it.

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Posted by Donovan Verrill on 11/07/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “North Carolina’s law banning registered sex offenders from social media is “bad law, bad policy,” according to ACLU

infringing on rights....really..ARE YOU STUPID...maybe if he pieces of shit did NOT COMMIT THE CRIMES they would have the SAME PRIVILAGES AS EVERYONE ELSE...but they are CRIMINALS AND LOSS THAT RIGHT...DEAL WITH IT Click here

Posted by Mohit Suri on 11/07/2017 at 6:46 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council

I'm shocked that Allen Buansi wasn't endorsed. I would urge readers to read up on him.

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Posted by Sean Bickford on 11/07/2017 at 6:40 AM

Re: “What Happens to Steve Schewel’s Council Seat if He Becomes Mayor?

What happens with respect to Councilwoman Cole-McFadden? Would she be able to vote, or is it the newly elected council only (assuming she loses)? Could she put herself up as a candidate (again, assuming she loses)?

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Posted by arrbeejay on 11/06/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Its Mental Health System Is “Overwhelming, Complicated, and Messy.” Wake County Wants to Fix That

Republicans are a prime example of the mental illness that has been left unchecked.....They should all be fitted for a straight jacket.

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Posted by Tony D on 11/06/2017 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Nothing to Do Friday Night? Watch Durham Mayoral Candidates Debate on TV

Mr Ali, as president of the RDU authority, you oversaw a proposal to sell RDU airport land for commercial development which would impact Crabtree and Umstead park in Wake county. As mayor, how would you strike a balance of protecting public land with business interests to develop more land in the Durham area?

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Posted by JStevens98 on 11/03/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Is It a Big Deal That Apex Town Council Candidate Graham Wilson Was a Prominent Defender of HB 2?

This is why you should have endorsed in these races

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Posted by democratunc on 11/03/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Nothing to Do Friday Night? Watch Durham Mayoral Candidates Debate on TV

What will you do to protect non-criminals in & near "Target Areas" from police harassment?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 11/02/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Meeting on Community Engagement Board Focuses on Talks from NCSU Profs

Perhaps the citizens got no formal invitation to speak and did not know how to navigate the process to sign up 2 weeks in advance to be able to address the City Council.

Once more McFarlane et al defer to NCSU and its elite versus the citizens who elected them.

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Posted by M. C. Brock on 11/02/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “In Durham’s Ward 2, the INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for City Council

How did the Indy get this so wrong? Middleton is the candidate that made the statement you are accusing Rooks of. I have not seen Middleton anywhere in the ward he is running to support. Rooks is feet on the ground, responsive to the immediate needs and long term goals of the people living, attending schools, and working in this ward. I am 100% in for voting ROOKS.

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Posted by green bean on 11/02/2017 at 1:25 PM

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