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Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

Kyle Schutzstaffel: The Nuisance and Disturber, sited in the same IndyWeek article youre commenting on, said Wake County has an internal auditor, as you mustve read. What is his or her job, prey tell?

I do not know the auditor personally, but maybe you do? Im just asking the question. Do you have answers? Or are you just trying to diflect attention?

If 2 people took money thats a dang shame. If 10 or 12 or 15 people did, thats a scandal -- one the countys internal auditor hisself would be hard pressed to explain, dont you think?

I cant fail to disagree less that the key here is focusing on finding out who was stealing money -- E-VER-Y-BODY, not just the low-hanging fruit. Hang em ALL high, fair and square.

The point of this artical is that the county did not do it's required job of auditing this office. Who is responsible and accountible for that? That is the big question for us poor taxpayers. Do you have any answers KSS? Somebody does!

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Posted by Leanne Sigmon on 07/09/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “A 13-year-old takes North Carolina to court over climate change

The amount of people in this comment section that are denying climate change and blaming it on politics is extremely disappointing.

This has nothing to do with politics. It's about being aware of our environmental impact and doing whatever it takes to ensure a clean future for our children and our planet. Why is there so much controversy over that?

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Posted by LexiK19 on 07/08/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Wake County Found an Extra $3 Million. Who Decides How to Spend It—Commissioners or Bureaucrats?

Respectfully, Mr. Goldsmith, you should learn to read the CAFR before publishing things that are NOT FACTUAL. What you've decided to write here is untrue and misleading, at best.

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Posted by Trixsie M on 07/07/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

Leanne Sigmon, How do you know wake county has a well paid internal auditor? Do you know the auditor pesonally? Still the key here is focusing on finding out who were stealing money. If Ms Riddick makes decision for office computer system, she can have it set up/designed the way she wants it.

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Posted by KyleSS on 07/07/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Water Levels Are Declining in North Carolina’s Rivers and Streams, and Scientists Are Concerned

Pretty sure this is all the Republicans' fault, starting of course with Bush. It is a conspiracy to make a profit. Those doggone capitalist pigs do it all the time. If it weren't for Republicans/capitalists, this would be a perfect world.

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Posted by John Trololo on 07/07/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

"where's the beef's" comment on "banning things" is inane. I doubt that's even what the NYT article he is quoting SAYS. If there were a group of students in NY who started wearing SWASTIKAS in school because they really believed that Nazis were RIGHT, does he SERIOUSLY think THAT would be condoned?? That has basically ALREADY BEEN banned (regardless of whether there is explicit specific language about it), yet you don't hear him whining. "Cementing positions" DOES NOT perpetuate injustice. Cementing positions HEIGHTENS conflict and leads to the eventual RESOLUTION of said conflict. By which I mean simply that WE BEAT YOUR ASS in 1865, and it looks like you are ready FOR SOME MORE. BRING IT ON.

Posted by George Greene on 07/07/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

As a member of both communities (even though I don't live in Orange county, I am gay and black), I can assert with confidence that it is fully within Stacey Sewall's power to prevent Coffey's move from creating any kind of rift between the communities. All Sewall has to do is endorse adding the protections that Coffey is asking for, and make it clear that her community supports safe schools for everybody.

Posted by George Greene on 07/07/2017 at 2:05 PM
Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Wake County Found an Extra $3 Million. Who Decides How to Spend It—Commissioners or Bureaucrats?

Yes, I agree with @AnneSherron that anything that posits its always been done that way deserves scrutiny and the light of day. Too much of what is called pork gets shoved in under the rug with that reasoning. 3 Million is an awful lot of money not to have some public scrutiny.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Water Levels Are Declining in North Carolina’s Rivers and Streams, and Scientists Are Concerned

When the fracking rigs start setting up you will see all of our water mixed with poison toxins and pumped into the ground in massive quantities and those poisons will leak into the rivers, streams, creeks, and lakes...furthering the decline in drinkable water....But hey who needs water eh...I mean is it not more important for corporations to make a profit ...? It is Gods command to go forth and make money according to the Republican agenda wonks...To them, air and water are overrated...It is them damned poors who want water at our expense of making money...The very nerve of them...hmmpff.

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Posted by Tony D on 07/07/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

As the saying goes...If it can be stolen it will be...They have too many people handling the money.

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Posted by Tony D on 07/07/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

So . . . because the County was slack in its audits, we the tax payers now have to pay for an investigation, recovery process (?), and prosecution much more than the original loss, which cannot be documented because of decades of poor record keeping and/or supervision. And most of these have been elected officials or personal hired by elected officials? Something smells rotten in Wake County and the State. And guess who pays the tab ultimately, programs for the poor, aged, infirm, disabled and needy get cut.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “GoTriangle Will Soon Learn Whether Light Rail Will Move to the Next Stage of the Grant Application Process

It seems this project wont get built until its already obsolete. Like most of North Carolinas transportation projects. They get finished and then they immediately go into some sort of extensive expansion phase (i.e. I40). Sounds like someone doest know what they are doing.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “DSI Comedy Owner Steps Down Amid Posts Alleging Sexual Misconduct, 'Toxic Environment'

Buyer for his theater? Poor reporting

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Posted by Beau Hu on 07/07/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “GoTriangle Will Soon Learn Whether Light Rail Will Move to the Next Stage of the Grant Application Process

From last weeks discussion in reply to nearly identical article:

Having watched this discussion since the mid to late 90's, the obfuscated origins of the current alignment is a ruinous mistake and must be re examined in order to prioritize a straight modification of the 15-501 corridor, which is the problem we are trying to solve -in coorination to the "EF" redesign, (in addition to the 54 corridor traffic problem, similar, but not to be confused)

Go Triangle has done a tremendous job of privitazing public input and squelching open dialogue.

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Posted by duh on 07/07/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “What rights do undocumented immigrants have when they become crime victims?

Get real Rebekah. If you are here illegally you do not have the rights associated with legality. Certainly the inability to get a license is a problem but driving without one is also illegal or as you call, it 'an infraction'.

Posted by adnan pitrian on 07/07/2017 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

Doesn't Wake County have a well-paid internal auditor? Was he doing his job? Did anyone check? Ever? Who audits the county auditor?

And who was in charge of the office's apparently lousy computer system?

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Posted by Leanne Sigmon on 07/06/2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways

The Neuse river also passes through major municipalities like Raleigh, Goldsboro, Kinston and New Bern who are legally allowed to pump partially treated human waste into this beautiful river. Hogs are an easy target while we make no mention of other anthropogenic pollution in this river. In my opinion the scope for targeting pollution in our river needs to be widened to include these municipalities. The Black river is one of the cleanest rivers in the state and runs right through the middle of Sampson county, 2nd to Duplin in hog production. Our cities and water treatment facilities need our scrutiny just as much if not more than our CAFOs when it comes to depositing waste into our water ways. I hope that INDY will investigate municipalities just as well as they have with the hog industry.

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Posted by William Shaw on 07/06/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

Banning things does nothing for learning and only servers to cement positions and perpetuate the injustice. Open your eyes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/us/conf…

"These debates over symbols show us that Confederates were conscious of facing a contradiction, one were still contending with today: how to communicate a political belief in both freedom for whites and slavery for blacks. The task was impossible. This moment of early white nationalism gave birth to a civic narrative with an insurmountable task making a visual declaration of the unspeakable."

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Posted by where's the beef? on 07/06/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways

"Pigs-a-mile" -- Not to trivialize a serious problem
(I've smelled that sh!t),
but you've greatly
exaggerated the problem.

Using your numbers,
assuming 50 farms with 2,000 pigs/farm in a 10-mile RADIUS, pi r-squared=
314 square miles; 100,000 pigs / 314 square miles = 318 pigs / square mile;
318, not 10,000.
[The area of a circle of radius r is taught in elementary or middle school.]
318 x 11 = 3,500 pounds / 2,240 lbs/ton =
a little more than one and a half tons of hog waste
(one and a half cubic meters) per square mile per day.
1 cubic meter is about 40 inches cubed,
so one and a half cubic meters is about 400 gallons
so 400 gallons of hog waste per square mile per day.

Editors should check arithmetic.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/06/2017 at 6:50 PM

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