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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 Link: 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.…

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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

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

I was the drummer for the Screamin Cheetah Wheelies, and toured together in 93 when both bands' 1st cd came out. Kelley snd I worked on a side project after he left COL. He was incredibly talented and seemed troubled at the time, but I know he was trying to work on his emotional and spititual wellness. I still miss Kelley. He is one of many casualties of depression that I have known. l love the guy and pray for his daughter and family. T2

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Posted by Terry L Thomas on 06/02/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

Late to the party here but I just had to thrown in my two cents... The little experience I've had with Justin was pretty negative. He's a loud, obnoxious, belligerent drunk who's greatest talent is clearing a room. You could watch people avoid him or leave when he would walk into a bar. I think he's the type of person that never takes responsibility for his actions and always has someone else to blame for his bad life choices. From what I've seen of him I have no doubt that he is capable of assault and he's such a sloppy drunk that he probably wouldn't even remember it. As far as his music goes, he has a knack for making catchy pop tunes that mimic whatever the trend is a the time but ultimately his work is derivative. I got dragged out to The Talk's first show and I thought they were a Strokes cover band.

Posted by KbAm on 06/01/2017 at 4:30 PM

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

Personally, I think you guys buried the lede: despite an overwhelming vote (11 - 2) by the planning commission and significant community opposition and the fact that this development clearly does not meet Durham's Unified Development Ordinance, there is still a chance the City Council will approve this development. Why?

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Posted by Howard Lander on 06/01/2017 at 3:17 PM

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

After reading the article a couple of times, I still do not understand how the gentleman being gay has anything to do with what the flight crew did. No where in the article did it state that the flight crew did what they did because he is gay. The Independent should be more careful of what they print and not try to be a fake news sight.

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Posted by pauley98 on 06/01/2017 at 3:35 AM

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

As a mother of a gay son, the only thing that I could think of is how I would have reacted to my son and grandson being detained in this way. What kind of training are United staff getting? Please persue this. This kind of behavior is unacceptable! I will speak to my husband about trading in our United Credit Card. I do not want to be associated with an organization that is this prejudice.

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Posted by Patricia Oliviero on 06/01/2017 at 12:01 AM

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

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO PISSED OFF ABOUT A GROCERY STORE??? Is that seriously your headline? Thanks for doing your part to further marginalize a group of Durham families who have taken time out of their busy lives to educate themselves and get engaged in the political process. We're put in the position of having to defend the very guidelines that the City itself developed, and now with the vote before city council rapidly approaching, you publish this. It reads like a tabloid, focusing on social media spats over the actual issues, and with a headline that's nothing short of insulting. This is a serious issue, with real implications for the future of North Durham and for the city at large. I expected more from the INDY Week, and it's not a mistake I'll make again.

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Posted by Julia Monley Plourde on 05/31/2017 at 9:18 PM

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

i am offended by the expression "pissed off" in the title of the print edition. that was a very poor editorial decision. our neighborhood objections to this rezoning proposal are both sane and reasonable. we should not be portrayed as whiners ...

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Posted by Riverdave Owen on 05/31/2017 at 9:15 PM

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

I understand that the Indy needs to get people's attention to read its stories, which perhaps explains the lack of judgment in printing the patently sensational headline constructed for this article. Unfortunately, it not only misses the point and misleads readers, but it's insulting to those residents who are engaging in the local political process and standing up to defend Durham's Comprehensive Plan. A job, by the way, that should be the responsibility of city leaders.

Too bad you buried the lede in paragraph 58. This is what you should have focused on for this story: "It's clear this debate is about more than Publix, about more than even this thirty-acre project. It calls into question how the city should go about managing its growth and balancing policy with what people want."

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Posted by Aaron Plourde on 05/31/2017 at 8:36 PM

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

The title of your print version of this might better been "Why are local residents so strongly against this zoning change?" or "Why are developers who want to build commercial trying to change residential zoning?" I am opposed to the zoning change. I want to keep our part of Durham residential.. I do my best to refrain from using language such as "pissed off" and I wish the Indy had not used it as it does not represent me, an opponent to the zoning change. A title is so powerful.

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Posted by Riojosie McNeil on 05/31/2017 at 8:35 PM
Posted by Neels on 05/31/2017 at 5:47 PM

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

Although I appreciate that Flight Attendants are so observant, this flight staff pilot included did nothing to alleviate the misconception. A simple look at the flight manifest would have rendered the question of parenthood moot. A simple question from the flight attendant, Is this your son? Hes very well behaved, etc might have opened the conversation and belayed any concerns. But, instead, the flight crew *assumed* the worst and acted inappropriately and with prejudice. The airline should be sued.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 05/31/2017 at 5:25 PM

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