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Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results- Out and About

Cat's Cradle for hip hop? No.

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Posted by clmorse on 06/07/2017 at 12:29 PM

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

@SomeCallMe...Tim, that category was awarded but was dropped off the file. We've updated with the winner thanks to your eagle eyes.

Posted by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on 06/07/2017 at 11:29 AM

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

Was there a "Best Wine Shop in Wake County" awarded?

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 06/07/2017 at 10:39 AM
Posted by Poonam Samtiya on 06/07/2017 at 5:03 AM

Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

Does no one else find it strange that this was assumed by a MALE flight attendant?? Closet case much?

Posted by RNG on 06/07/2017 at 3:00 AM

Re: “Durham County Has Awarded 22 Percent of Contracts to Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses So Far This Fiscal Year

How would you like it if you owned a company and lost out on a bid because you were the wrong color or the wrong sex? Why do race, ethnicity, and sex need to be considered at all in deciding who gets awarded a contract? It's good to make sure contracting programs are open to all, that bidding opportunities are widely publicized beforehand, and that no one gets discriminated against because of skin color, national origin, or sex. But that means no preferences because of skin color, etc. either--whether it's labeled a "set-aside," a "quota," or a "goal," since they all end up amounting to the same thing. Such discrimination is unfair and divisive; it breeds corruption and otherwise costs the taxpayers and businesses money to award a contract to someone other than the lowest bidder; and it's almost always illegalindeed, unconstitutionalto boot (see 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and this model brief: http://www.pacificlegal.org/document.doc?id=454 ). Those who insist on engaging in such discrimination deserve to be sued, and they will lose.

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Posted by Roger Clegg on 06/06/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Durham Resident Wendy Miranda Fernandez Was Deported Just Because

'Wendy Miranda Fernandez Was Deported Just Because..."
'...her application for asylum in the U.S. was denied, she received an order for removal from the country.'

Sooooo...it wasn't for no reason.

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Posted by N.M. Hill on 06/06/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Thom Tillis Urged Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord, Netted $263,400 From Oil and Gas Companies

Trump didn't turn it into a 'protracted reality TV episode,' you (the media) did.

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Posted by N.M. Hill on 06/06/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

The Cry of Love debut album is still one of my favorites, and it's a damn shame that Kelly saw the end of his life, but didn't want help to change his situation. It's strange how many rock stars, specifically singers, have known that they were dying or were planning their suicide, were oddly comfortable and at peace with their decision to end their life, on their terms. The list of dead Rock stars dead too soon has become ridiculously long....

Posted by bluesbro71 on 06/05/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump Kicks Planet in the Face

Trudeau's disappointment is hypocritical at best -- https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Posted by Jon Howell on 06/05/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

Ric Starnes supported Seth Rich conspiracy theories

Posted by akjefeel on 06/05/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Thom Tillis Urged Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord, Netted $263,400 From Oil and Gas Companies

Why newspaper Did Not enclosure How Much Financial Impact to each American family every year if US still in the Paris treaty. Cost 4x members American family over $800 per year to Year 2027. The other countries almost cost $0. Who is so dumb to give away own hard earning money to CO2 ?

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Posted by Dong Fang on 06/04/2017 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Thom Tillis Urged Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord, Netted $263,400 From Oil and Gas Companies

There is a latest news saying that US has pulled out of Paris climate change accord slated in near future in 2017. Some have opined that the decision of US to pull out has dismayed EU. Precisely related to these developments obviously having US in focus , readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer's alert for US in article -- " Astrological probable alerts for US in 2017" - submitted in September and published in December 2016 issue of wisdom-magazine.com. Link: wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4387/. The alert so published reads : - " The months August-September or before in 2017 may raise national issues. Postures of friendly countries are likely to trend to be less warm causing substantial concern or TURMOILS IN FRIENDLY COUNTRIES MAY IMPACT US". It seems the alert has been implied , precise and to the point as the prediction was that postures between US and friendly countries could trend for the time being not as warm as before in view of certain developments during August-September or before in 2017.

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Posted by Kushal Kumar on 06/04/2017 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Nuclear power's dirty secret

This was a fascinating article. Can we have an update on more recent nuclear radiation findings and a follow up on what Dr. Wing is doing now? I would love to have his email if possible.

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Posted by Susan Lunsford on 06/03/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Sweepstakes gambling on the way out in NC?

They just like taking everyone's computers and it gives them something else to waste tax payers money on!!!! Figure it out guys, wouldn't it be easier to tax it and make it so everyone benefits? It's a legitimate business model ?!?! Just like liquor laws back in the day, the government didn't know what to do with it. You figured they would have got it together by now?

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Posted by nunya on 06/03/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

Having been in a similar situation and also called NIMBY, I have to ask why others are so quick to use this term. Shouldn't it be they who are called "YIYBY" (yes in YOUR back yard)? That's what this seems like to me time and again. Smart development vs development for development's sake, that's the crux of the argument and the article misses it entirely. Folks opposing this rezoning are not necessarily anti-development, but there's a real reason to object to development that harms people, and plan development that is beneficial without harm. In our Raleigh case, we stopped the Publix strip mall at the entrance to our neighborhood, and in its place we have approved a Senior Living Center, which brings less traffic than the current zoning would have, and supports the needs of the area long-term. The developer for the Senior Living Center worked with our community to also preserve a large number of trees rather than clearcut as the Publix developer would have done. Smart development is worth fighting for, I hope the Indy can see the difference.

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Posted by RaleighMom on 06/02/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “ICE: Wendy Miranda Fernandez Has Been Deported, Is Currently in El Salvador

Directed to: Conservative and Sane -

Are you telling me that your ancestors are from this country? Or did they migrate from a different country and after generations, you were unfortunately born?

How come you weren't removed at some point or even now?

If it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander, correct?

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Posted by Wendy Miranda on 06/02/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

All good comments here; not the least being the unfortunate print headline. But the broader issue is pretty simple. Elected officials honor the city's policies on growth and development, and manage accordingly, or they disregard their guiding policies and the taxpayers/constituents who stand to be most negatively impacted by a proposed rezoning. Here's hoping that the Durham City Council will weigh the proposal against Durham's plans, the Planning Commission vote and those who are directly affected.

Take heart, neighbors, from the Raleigh case referred to in this story. In that case the city Planning Commission voted 8-1 to recommend approval of the proposed rezoning (at the entrance to neighborhoods). The city council voted unanimously to deny the proposal. The motion for denial made no reference to the applicant's withdrawal one business day before the hearing. The motion cited the proposal as not consistent with the city's policies/plans for growth, not in the public interest, incompatible with the street system in the area (neighborhood streets not intended to be shopping center traffic routes), and incompatible with Raleigh's plans for the urban watershed. Recommend Durham neighbors view the motion and craft messages accordingly if they align with this proposal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPLSqnsRz…

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Posted by Protect Falls on 06/02/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

Why have a zoning plan at all if it will be ditched at the first developer request? That existing plan has excellent locations for commercial nodes already in place -- rezoning to allow a fast food restaurant next to a school (wow), and place a grocery store just up the road from 4 others seems silly: Food Lion and Harris Teeter are 3 country blocks away on Guess, and Food Lion and Kroger are 2 and 3 country blocks away on Roxboro. What's the purpose for us? Why don't neighbors already meet at the almost identical strip malls around the corner? It makes no sense to us residents, which leads to the obvious question of who it does made cents for.

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Posted by 01010000 01010111 on 06/02/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Erstwhile Raleigh Landmark Finch’s to Reopen in Durham in July

It's 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd.

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Posted by Allen Kennedy on 06/02/2017 at 8:20 AM

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