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Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

http://www.raleighnc.gov/business/content/…

This "anti-growth" talking point is not supported by the facts. According to the city of Raleigh -- see URL above -- from Jan-Dec of this year 2017 the council approved 29/34 cases (1 proposal was withdrawn). Last night Council approved all 3 proposals, and I'm pretty sure they were all unanimous votes. The 3 approvals last night then make it 32/37 for the year. That pattern holds true for the past several years as well. The info is all right there on http://raleighnc.gov.

Since almost 90% of rezonings in Raleigh are approved, and the great majority of decisions to approve (or deny) are unanimous, how did this anti-growth message originate? And why do media outlets perpetuate a false narrative time and again without exploring the actual facts?

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Posted by George Farthing on 12/06/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

http://www.raleighnc.gov/business/content/…

This "anti-growth" talking point is not supported by the facts. According to the city of Raleigh -- see URL above -- from Jan-Dec of this year 2017 the council approved 29/34 cases (1 proposal was withdrawn). Last night Council approved all 3 proposals, and I'm pretty sure they were all unanimous votes. The 3 approvals last night then make it 32/37 for the year. That pattern holds true for the past several years as well. The info is all right there on http://raleighnc.gov.

Since almost 90% of rezonings in Raleigh are approved, and the great majority of decisions to approve (or deny) are unanimous, how did this anti-growth message originate? And why do media outlets perpetuate a false narrative time and again without exploring the actual facts?

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Posted by George Farthing on 12/06/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Cases Continued for Durham Confederate Monument Protesters; One Gets Deal for Deferred Dismissal

If Durham has decided that you are not guilty why are you being prosecuted?

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Posted by Kevin Kerr on 12/05/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

I baked a little cake with my turquoise Easy Bake and then made the Thanksgiving menus with my spirograph....those were the days!

Posted by Glenni Lorick on 12/05/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@Sheilab: You DO know it's the same ownership and leadership in both locations, right? It is entirely reasonable to be wary.

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Posted by MavisDaily on 12/03/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@SheilaB: Clearly you know no one in the Triangle comedy scene. In a very short amount of time, the leadership of the PIT has already racked up some questionable behavior here that, while not criminal, is certainly tone deaf (especially considering what we've been through thus far), condescending, and unnecessary. There's more going on than what's in this article. Add that to the inept leadership in New York, and, well, the decision is easy.

There are too many good people working too hard to put on open, inclusive, and (most importantly) funny comedy shows for performers and audiences to waste their time at the PIT. Hopefully they will prove me wrong in the long run, but in the short term, no thanks. But hopefully you have a good experience there. Let us know.

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Posted by Again Again on 12/03/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

So, Again Again - you are casting a pall over an organization that has yet to have time to make its presence known in the community based on allegations in its space in another city. Nice.

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Posted by SheilaB on 12/02/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “A movement emerges against the Duke Energy-Progress monopoly

I never seen a company like DUKE ENERGY, it's unbelievable the customer service is unprofessional, when you call them you fill like you're talking with a boy in his first days of school, the charge is unbelievable, actually for me they are doing this in absence of concurrency, i use to leave in New Jersey, New York and California, it's something totally different

Posted by Ahcene USA on 12/02/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Al Strong is at the epicenter of a Triangle jazz revival. And his debut LP, LoveStrong Vol. 1, is a treat.

I am very impressed with the jazz musician Al Strong. I started checking him out years ago at Humble Pie in downtown Raleigh when he would showcase his talents with the Peter Lamb jazz band. I also check him out when he performs at C.Grace in Raleigh on Glenwood South. I also appreciate his efforts in encouraging young muscians about the importance of America's classical music -Jazz. I am sure Master trumpet player and intellect, Wynton Marsalis would commend Mr.Strong for what he doing with that effort.

Posted by Radio Clash on 12/02/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Well, because black feminist voices get drowned out by white ones all the time. And this is a small operation, trying to bring obscure writers to larger audiences. I'm sure these women would be thrilled to lend books out to white people. We should all be happy about black female empowerment, and stop pretending it comes at the expense of some other group.

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Posted by Steve-oh on 12/01/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Alamance County’s Notorious Sheriff Hurt His Shin, and He Wants an Anti-Confederate Protester from Durham to Pay for It

You are so right, Barb! I hope one day Terry Johnson gets the punishment he deserves!!!

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Posted by vidvis on 12/01/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Don't be sad, Barb. I'm sure they would happy to loan you a book no matter what color you are. (Just a wild guess, but I'm thinking....white?)

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Posted by vidvis on 12/01/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

As someone who studied and performed at The PIT for 5 years I knew of many of the incidents reported. I also knew first hand what an unpredictable, moody, bully Ali was and is.

You could fill a small town with the improvisers that have left the PIT because of it's many toxic qualities. I loved doing improv there - the theater is beautiful - but I have moved on because I could no longer deal with so many negative aspects of this theater and many of it's staff.

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Posted by Brian86 on 11/30/2017 at 12:05 PM
Posted by Barbara 2 on 11/30/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Why more segregation? Why not include all feminists?

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 11/30/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

Is Phillip Warren actually Ali Farahnakian commenting in disguise? Seems very possible...

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Posted by MavisDaily on 11/30/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The End of the Internet As We Know It, Coming Next Month

the end of the Media as we know it :)

Posted by theseatree on 11/30/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@Phillip Warren: You're funny. You should do comedy. Did you even read the article?

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Posted by Again Again on 11/30/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@Brian Howe: Thank you. The story is certainly unclear when it comes to Fairplay NC and could have been rendered a lot more precisely. The readers have to jump to their own conclusions, which is never good...but, that said, this piece is important and INDY's dedication to covering this situation is much appreciated.

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Posted by Cash Cheque on 11/30/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left

No strength from John at all. Just division cloaked in progressive warm and fuzzy. As a parent did John ever say to his children "No candy before dinner". His children questioned him and as a parent he needed to guide and explain to them why "no" was the truth. The bible is the TRUTH so while we love the sinner we must admonish them. In the same way as we do with our our children; lovingly and caring because we are all God's children. If they choose to reject Jesus we do not bend the TRUTH (progressive term is question but it is bending) but we never stop praying and caring for them and hope that they see the light.

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Posted by seadog_terry on 11/30/2017 at 8:17 AM

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