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Re: “One Fish, Two Fish, Local Fish, Ugly Fish

What is "ugly" and extremely cruel is animal abuse. Science has shown that fishes are sentient, they suffer fear and pain. Fishing causes immense fear and pain to these sentient beings. All of the nutrients we need in order to thrive can be obtained more healthfully, humanely, and environmentally responsibly from plant sources. Needlessly harming animals for food or any other reason is animal abuse: plain, inhumane, and unjustifiable.

If you want seafood please opt from among the many marvelous vegan versions there are of virtually every type of seafood imaginable. They're better for us, for the other animals, and for the environment, and they're delicious!

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Posted by MaryF on 10/04/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Kay Crowder for Raleigh City Council District D

My observation as a long-time District D resident is that if you're a constituant that Kay Crowder agrees with, you're golden. But if she doesn't agree with you, you're screwed. Just ask the 78% of the residents who live on the 1200-block of Lorimer Road who don't want a sidewalk how they feel about having one foisted on them anyway! (You can find two INDY articles on the subject using the Search bar above.)

So much for Crowder's dedication to preserving the character of Raleigh's older neighborhoods...

Posted by David Simonton on 10/04/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “OWASA Will Soon Reintroduce Fluoride Into Its Water Supply. Critics Say the Authority Is Unethically Acting Without Their Informed Consent.

Some say fluoride helps CHILDRENS teeth as they form. That is certainly questionable, but:
It is important to ask --- exactly why should an ADULT be sentenced to take this toxic chemical, fluoride, in every glass of water every day of life?

Fluoridation results in slow poisoning over a lifetime which causes premature ageing, thyroid damage, dental fluorosis, lowered IQ, ADHD, brittle bones (broken hips & arthritis), kidney damage, cancer and other health dangers.
Read this excellent book, "The Case Against Fluoride" authored by three scientists, one an M.D. It contains over 1200 scientific references, over 80 pages.

So, while 74% of the U.S. is forced to drink fluoridate water, only 5% of the world and only 3% of Europe fluoridate their water. China and Japan have rejected it many years ago.

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Posted by James Reeves on 10/04/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Durham Commissioners Consider Adding a New “City-Center” Light-Rail Stop Downtown

For pete's sake add a stop at the Airport, otherwise the system is setting itself up to fail!

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Posted by Karl Fetter on 10/04/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “OWASA Will Soon Reintroduce Fluoride Into Its Water Supply. Critics Say the Authority Is Unethically Acting Without Their Informed Consent.

Nys Cof demonstrates the remarkable talent of fluoridation opponents for dredging through everything on the Internet to try and find anything which appears to support their self-inflicted paranoia and fear-laced, propaganda.

If Nys Cof had any understanding of science or chemistry she/he/it should have stopped reading after the first sentence of the 'reference' provided, "Fluorosilicic acid is an organic liquid produced as by product of hydrogen fluoride and phosphoric acid production." instead of using it to try and make a point.

All organic compounds contain the element carbon (C) - an example would be ethanol with the formula, C2H5OH - 2 carbon atoms.

The chemical formula for Fluosilicic acid is F6H2Si / H2SiF6. The compound contains NO carbon atoms, and thus is not an organic compound.

The alleged contaminants in fluoridation treatment chemicals are regulated and are certified by NSF. The fact is that, The data reported in Tables 1 and 2 demonstrate that very low concentrations of contaminants are associated with fluoridation chemicals. In fact, NSF was only able to detect the reported trace amounts by dosing the chemicals into water at ten times the manufacturers maximum use level (as required by the Standard). If the products had been dosed into water at the manufacturers maximum use level, all contaminant levels would have been below the analytical method detection limits.

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Posted by Randy Johnson on 10/04/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “John Burns Is Right: The President Is a White Supremacist.

Hell of a piece of writing. Thanks!

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Posted by Jerry Wayne Williamson on 10/04/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “OWASA Will Soon Reintroduce Fluoride Into Its Water Supply. Critics Say the Authority Is Unethically Acting Without Their Informed Consent.

Is adding fluoride intended to have an effect on health? Yes, as are all medical interventions.
Has the public been asked for their individual consent to this treatment? No.
Is the intervention beneficial or harmful? Doesn't matter, because it doesn't meet the ethical requirements required of medical treatments.

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Posted by David Green on 10/04/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “OWASA Will Soon Reintroduce Fluoride Into Its Water Supply. Critics Say the Authority Is Unethically Acting Without Their Informed Consent.

Fluoridation chemicals leach lead & arsenic from water delivery plumbing & contains radioactive elements, according to "Fluorosilicic Acid Market Analysis"

They write: "... corrosive nature and fuming property of concentrated fluorosilicic acid especially above 20% concentration may hamper the market growth. The acidic nature of this compound leaches the lead and arsenic from water delivery plumbing. Additionally, it is a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer industry and claimed to be contaminated with heavy metals and radioactive elements which may inhibit the fluorosilicic acid market growth. Increasing application in sterilization and fumigation technologies is expected to provide immense opportunities for the players in fluorosilicic acid market. Further, rising demand from dental applications such as mouth rinse solutions, chewing gums and toothpastes is expected to contribute to the opportunities in developed countries."

" China was the largest producer of fluorosilicic acid due to presence of large number of players and abundant raw materials."…

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Posted by Nys Cof on 10/04/2017 at 8:53 AM
Posted by Elizabeth A Margolis on 10/02/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

I will boycott this election, as there is not anyone running who I feel really gets what the top priority needs are for Raleigh. Hunt and McFarlane ate corporatists, not small d democrats.

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Posted by Martha C. Brock on 10/01/2017 at 8:08 AM

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

While I know nothing of his sexual impropriety, other than recent allegations. I can say my past experience with Ward (I'm male), was not a positive one. I took a class a DSI about 10 years ago, a little while before he moved to Boston. Long story short, I enjoyed the class thoroughly, until Zack showed up towards the end. For some reason he appeared to have an issue with me, And was constantly and bizarrely critical of my performance and consistently call me "out" when playing comedy sports. I'm not claiming I was funny, but he went above and beyond to squelch my participation. It instantly soured my experience, and I never returned once the class was over. The experience has always stuck with me as being very odd. Just in general he seemed to be always performing and well... fake. Oh, and not funny, IMO.

Small potatoes in comparison to these allegations, but it gives an insight to his personality. Frankly I'm not surprised by these accounts. Saddened, sickened, but not surprised.

Posted by bumper on 09/29/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Are Angry About the Register of Deeds Mess, But They Don’t Want to Point Fingers

They don't want to point fingers?

Okay. I will.

finger =====> Laura Riddick.

Laura Riddick is either a thief or criminally negligent, and either way, she should be in prison.

Posted by Unabashed Liberal on 09/29/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

@snake00 - The mental health article mentions that mental health was cut by the legislature, not the council. Have you talked anyone at Dix? The wage gap is an issue, but from the article it seems like a private market issue. How is the council supposed to fix this? I'm not saying it isn't a problem with the city, but that isn't the focus of the article. Homelessness is a problem and the city is expensive. I can guarantee you Austin, TX has a much worse homeless problem. Have you tried emailing the council? You probably shouldn't call the council slave owners (they aren't) and stop picking articles and twisting the meaning to suit your point of view.

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Posted by Sillyme on 09/29/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

I don't disagree that McFarlane and the City could have handled Dix better, but expecting a dollar-free transfer of Dix to the City was unrealistic. I don't accept the analogy of NCSU and Centennial Campus. NCSU is fundamentally part of the State. The City of Raleigh is not. Furthermore, NCSU has all kinds of friends on Jones Street. Raleigh has no friends there beyond the people that Raleigh voters send to Jones Street. Apples and oranges.

Meanwhile the Francis campaign seems to have stalled out, so this point is irrelevant anyway.

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Posted by ct on 09/29/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

@sayitaintso maybe you should ask the people that worked at Dorothea Dix what they think of the purchase. You should also ask the business owners downtown who know that the park site will have space that is used for condos. Mental health has been cut that is a fact,…

Our area has a wage gap higher than Boston and Austin, that is a fact Indy week reported on here so that is a fact…

Homelessness has gone up, that is a fact as well…

have you been downtown lately? How many homeless veterans do you know? How many businesses downtown have you seen discriminate against them? Have you seen the rising number of people with mental illnesses who are now homeless? I have educated myself well enough thanks!

It's a shame that parks are a bigger priority for our city leaders than people but I am not surprised. To me they are nothing but modern day slave owners.

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Posted by snake00 on 09/28/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

@snake00 - Maybe you should look into what is going on at Dorothea Dix. Do you even know what it is actually used for these days? I'm pretty sure mental health wasn't cut due to the Dix purchase and no condos or houses will be built there. It is a park for the people of Raleigh to use. Please educate yourself. Could you also provide some sources for the stats you provided?

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Posted by sayitaintso on 09/28/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “After Years of Looking the Other Way, a South Durham HOA Cracks Down on Front-Yard Gardens

So they want a garden. They buy a house with a shady backyard and a HOA. Sounds like they engineered a bad outcome. Thats a their problem, not a HOA problem. Good thing the indy is inked with liberal tears because they never fall quietly.

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Posted by millertime on 09/28/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

Child homelessness is up 50% in Wake County, the Wage gap in the area is higher than it is in Boston and Austin. We have people in city council who think moving the central prison to another location just like they did with Dorothea Dix to make way for nice houses and to make the area "look nice" is a good idea. Mental health is being cut and it's looking like our city council under Mcfarlane cares more about bike lanes and overpriced farm to table restaurants ran by bigots like Scott Crawford than mental health. And your telling me Indy Week supports this? The people running in this cycle for the most part do not have a real platform addressing these very real issues to the majority of the city and not just the 1% who live Downtown. It's no wonder voter turnout will be low.

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Posted by snake00 on 09/28/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Denicia Montford Williams Wants to Make the Labor Movement a More Welcoming Place for LGBTQ People

Congratulations Denicia! I want to thank you for your hard work ethic and passion for others. This world could use a lot more of both from people regardless of their sexual orientation. As Vice President of the NC APRI I want to let you know how proud I am of your efforts in making a difference.

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Posted by waynebostick on 09/28/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Fall into Books

Thanks for the nod, Sam...just a note: It's OCTOBER 9, not november...

Posted by Eryk Pruitt on 09/28/2017 at 9:23 AM

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