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Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

John, please explain exactly why you call the infographics in this article "fake."

In using such strong language, we assume you have some equally strong facts to back up such a claim. Are they all "fake?" Just one or two?

Please show us what you mean by "fake."

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Posted by glenwoodbrooklynite on 06/07/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

Now why would anyone believe a man with FAKE orange skin, a FAKE hair weave and an incurious mind? His claim to fame: bankruptcies, gaudy hotels, cheating charitable groups like St. Jude's Hospital for sick children. No. 45 is a malignant narcissist who is using America like an ATM to benefit his family.

Coal mining jobs are not coming back. Covered wagons are not coming back either. Natural gas and renewables have decimated coals market share. Business math is driving the move to gas and solar.

Trump blames China which is investing $360 billion into renewable energy. During his campaign he accused China of stealing American jobs. He and his daughter produce their products in China. His son-in-law's family is selling visas to rich Chinese at $500,000 a pop. Trump is an ignorant, thin-skinned, hot mess who has borrowed money from Beijing and Russia's state bank. He thinks Americans are stupid, illiterate or both.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by cityfox on 06/07/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

Assault is an action not an object ,you can assault someone with a freaking flip-flop .ONCE AGAIN AR =ARMALITE RIFLE , NOT ASSAULT RIFLE . DAMN IDIOTS !

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Alphin on 06/07/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

The list for Best Steak in Wake County doesn't include The Capital Grille? I realize they're fairly new to the area, but they aren't that new. Yuge oversight IMO.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Albie22 on 06/07/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

Let's be clear. The Mayor didn't literally say that the CEB Board will not be implemented and appointed by the members of city council. She did not literally say that the CACs will continue to have a VOTING VOICE in the rezoning process even though the Task Force recommended they be removed from the process.
What she said is true as of today:
"The CACs have not been disbanded or changed in any way. I believe every member of this city council understands and values the important role the CACs have had and continue to play in citizen engagement."
But, nothing she said promises to keep it true in the future.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 06/07/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

You know Bida is not a Chinese restaurant, right? Nor is it Vietnamese.

Perhaps Southeast Asian would have been a more appropriate category.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JSeaton on 06/07/2017 at 5:56 PM

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

22 Republicans were behind the push to get President Trump to leave the Paris climate agreement. A letter sent to the White House last week signed by 22 of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate rejected the overwhelming global scientific consensus behind climate change in favor of short-term economic growth.
Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) led the coalition of Republicans who co-signed the letter, which calls on Trump to exit the climate accords so he can successfully repeal the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. ExxonMobil was one of the chief opponents of the Clean Power Plan, with then-CEO Rex Tillerson (who is now Trumps Secretary of State) blasting the proposal in a 2015 speech.Those senators are also favorites of polluters according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Note: they are all Republicans and climate change deniers.

Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has received $1.8 million from the oil and gas industry throughout his career, making the industry his top donor by more than $1 million. John Cornyn (R-Texas) received more than $3 million.

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming): $728,766
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri): $1,143,574
Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas): $281,352
Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi): $462,890
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas): $3,031,956
Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): $440,937
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas): $2,484,520
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming): $513,733
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): $772,179
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah): $281,620
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): $1,975,245
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky): $286,465
Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia): $184,250
Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho): $209,900
Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas): $817,150
Senator Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota): $204,900
Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina): $523,276
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama): $532,846
Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): $263,400
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi): $686,876

Posted by Science First on 06/07/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Here in the South, if you don't provide Brunswick Stew, you are not considered a genuine BBQ joint. You can add cornbread to that.

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/07/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Vote for your favorites

Bida Manda, huh? Laos != China

Posted by cb12345 on 06/07/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “The Durham City Council Rejects a Controversial North Durham Rezoning Request

I thought NIMBYism was only allowed in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.

Pretty sure this will eventually go through, since it is NOT in Chapelboro.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by John Trololo on 06/07/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

Just because the Independent Weekly is a Scientific Illiterate doesn't mean it has to post idiotic statements about the President of the United States. More FAKE GRAPHS and associated NEWS.

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Posted by John Trololo on 06/07/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Durham City Council Rejects a Controversial North Durham Rezoning Request

We'll miss Eddie Davis, one of the few, if any left, with sense on that City Council.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/07/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Wish they had a "Best Cocktail" category. The area is starting to become popular with craft cocktails, not just beer.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/07/2017 at 1:29 PM

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

Hey Roger, if you read to entire article, you could surmise that 78% of the contracts in Durham are awarded with no preference to race, ethnicity, and sex. This 'set-aside' or 'quota' or 'goal' helps to balance an already un-level playing field that white males have dominated for centuries.

Did you think it could be possible that the job was awarded to the best candidate who happened to be non-white or a woman? Did it ever occur to you that the jobs are awarded based on the merit and the overall costs quoted?

I may be way off base, but you sound like an entitled, bitter, white man who didn't get his way. I truly hope I'm wrong.

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Posted by Wifey 615 on 06/07/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “June 7 Crossword Solution

you've posted the solution but not the puzzle

Posted by JCH on 06/07/2017 at 12:40 PM

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

Cat's Cradle for hip hop? No.

0 likes, 1 dislike
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

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