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Re: ““Durham’s a Bright Light for Our Movement”: After Their Cases Were Continued Until November, Defend Durham Activists Took a Victory Lap

Look Lisa, your grandfather's story is tough. I would suggest however that he is a victim of capitalist oppression, not a working class hero and these young men and women, to whom you're being very rude and disrespectful to, by the way, are working to scale back that oppression. Also, had your grandfather been black, rather than white, just imagine how much worse his experience would have been in a pre-union work place.

Bob, what you refer to as Socialist and Communist systems, were merely nations run by totalitarian parties that called themselves Communist. With the possible exception of Cuba, Socialism has never quite been established anywhere. Also, it is worth pointing out that, these parties likely would not have devolved into totalitarian regimes had the USA not spent most of the 20th Century, billions of dollars, and destroying millions of lives to keep them from succeeding.

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Posted by CPF (CommiePinkoFag) on 09/21/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The N&O’s Performing Arts Correspondent Says the Paper Is Cutting Back on Performing Arts Reviews

Apparently we must hope that the N&O doesn't follow through on this trend by deciding that they will cover legislative elections, but not legislation.

I should also note that as much as I would enjoy seeing reviews from Roy Dicks on a blog, I don't think it's unfair for him to be seek to be compensated for his work with something beyond my enjoyment.

Posted by khoragos on 09/21/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Edward Yerha for Cary Town Council At-Large

I invited the INDY Editorial Board on a tour of Cary to see the carnage wrought on trees in the downtown area, in the medians of our boulevards and parkways, and in our commercial parking lots.

The offer was not accepted. This keeps the record of Mr. Yerha's endosers at 100% of those citizens, officials, and organizations who have not availed themselves of a tour.

It's very hard to win a game if one's opponents refuse to show up.

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Posted by GeoMcD on 09/21/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Carolina Jews for Justice Says NC Pride Schedule Fix Isn't Enough

Cancelling the parade affects all people. I usually went just for the parade, not the night events. Parents take their kids to the parade, not the night events. So, now no pride for me this year and many, many families across NC. And a loss of income for many businesses who saw a huge influx of shoppers and diners.
Awesomely disastrous "solution" for this situation.

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Posted by Aiden on 09/21/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Sleepy Tom, Sterling Scott & Roger Mauldin

This is Crafty's 4th Anniversary Party!
25+ breweries with free samples, food trucks - Cousins Lobster and Philly's Cheesesteak, wine tasting, rare kegs, giveaways!

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Posted by tom 1 on 09/21/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Steve Schewel for Durham Mayor

Steve Schewel has done a l lot for the city of Durham. However he was also under Bill Bell's leadership when the city underwent rapid gentrification and a lot of Durhamites got displaced. He is talking the 'talk' a little late, did he not foresee the issues with displacement and address them? He also voted and upheld the big police Fortress spending, the 71 million to get it built. thus dividing the black side of town against the white side of town. While he's done a lot of things, having him in office would be akin to having a "Bill Bell lite". Durham needs a total change from the old regime. And Pierce freelon is that change.

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Posted by Kingcent on 09/21/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for Durham City Council Ward 2

Rooks won't vote for money for parks, won't support rail transit, and now this:

"Rooks is floating a nave idea to enact a five-year moratorium on downtown development."

I think the PA got snookered. Middleton is a better choice.

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Posted by Durham451 on 09/20/2017 at 10:17 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Steve Schewel for Durham Mayor

Steve Schewel is the mayor Durham needs. Great endorsement!

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Posted by Durham451 on 09/20/2017 at 10:12 PM
Posted by Carol Apperson on 09/20/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

This is really a mess. We need to get behind one candidate.

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Posted by heatherstao on 09/20/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Dickie Thompson for Raleigh City Council District A

"Pro-business"? He was the lone vote against allowing earlier liquor sales on Sundays!

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Posted by Amy Genovesi Howard on 09/20/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “La Farm Bakery's Carolina Gold Rice Bread Shares Gems of the Past

Please make a Gluten Free version, for the many true Celiacs in this area.
I am disappointed at the lack of Artisan GF baked goods. I am willing to pay the extra for a good product, I am tired of freezer bread.

Posted by Joules on 09/20/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Stef Mendell for Raleigh City Council District E

A look at Gayord's voting choices is all you need to know that the fox has been guarding the henhouse. Great to have a good alternative on this seat.

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Posted by Elliot Nelson on 09/20/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “The Durham Bulls Are Champions. But Does It Matter?

I guess using the logic of this article. the NCAA championships won by Duke or UNC or Kentucky or any other team don't really matter because a large number of players involved are one and done. The same could be said for the NFL where rosters change dramatically from year to year due to free agency and injury. I would say a minor league baseball championship where over 100 games are played with a solid core of players is more meaningful than an NCAA championship played by players who don't even play 40 games for their team.

On the other hand, who cares? It's a game.

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Posted by pdeblin on 09/20/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Corey Branch for Raleigh City Council District C

"stressing the need for economic development and better policing in southeast Raleigh, as well as addressing the dearth of grocery stores in the area and access to transportation."

What has Branch done specifically to address these issues? What are his proposals? This information is missing from his campaign website.

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Posted by Amy Genovesi Howard on 09/20/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses David Cox for Raleigh City Council District B

Bright and analytical, high integrity, truly represents his constituents. Enough said.

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Posted by Elliot Nelson on 09/20/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Russ Stephenson and Nicole Stewart for the Raleigh City Council At-Large Seat

If you will actually watch the videos of city council meetings you will see that the fact is that Mr. Stephenson is one of only two council members that consistently attempt to protect neighborhoods and individuals and is consistently outvoted by the "developer" side of the table. Yes, he has received donations from developers. Those developers also donate to any other candidates they think have a chance. They have done this for many years, before Stephenson was on the council , as they believe in trying to work both sides of the street. Stephenson has not created a big splash like the mayor and some council who pushed publicity-worthy projects. Instead he has concentrated on actually researching the issues and educating himself on the topics on which he votes. He is constantly having to correct the misinformation stated by the other council members who show that they spend little time and prefer to "trust the staff" and go along with their developer friends. He is also constantly out in the community attending events and listening to residents about their needs and problems. That is rare among the rest of the council and a tough job for an at-large member.
Ill take the candidate that does the does the daily grind of a workhorse over a once-in-a-while show pony any day.

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Posted by Elliot Nelson on 09/20/2017 at 3:25 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Russ Stephenson and Nicole Stewart for the Raleigh City Council At-Large Seat

Ms. Leanna; Great comment - I would also like to see diversity and young blood in City council. I have met and heard Ms. Zainab Baloch. she seems to be very energetic and gives many meaning full solution to the city issues. We need some one who can bring change and understand Raleigh resident issues from heart and brain and not for his/her own financial benefits. I will definitely vote for her as one of my choice.

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Posted by wade harris on 09/20/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Corey Branch for Raleigh City Council District C

You need to interview citizens from his district instead of interviewing him about what he has "accomplished". You need to look at the problems he has getting out into the community to listen to his constituents. It is unfortunate that those with full time jobs and families have little time for the demands of the council, but it is a reality and a problem for Branch.

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Posted by Elliot Nelson on 09/20/2017 at 3:03 PM

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