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Re: “Bobbitt Hole Adventure

There is no better place to spend a weekend camping, horseback riding and skinny dipping than the Bobbitt Hole. Invite a bunch of your best friends and have the time of your life at The Bobbitt Hole. I highly reccommend it.

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Posted by Fred on 03/10/2012 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Eno River State Park

The Bobbitt Hole is great. No better place to spend a weekend, or better yet a week with good friends camping, horseback riding & skinny dipping.

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Posted by Fred on 07/19/2011 at 6:38 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I'm seriously puzzled at people who feel oppressed and abused because they can't exercise their racism, homophobia, and socioeconomic sense of superiority over others. You're not victims, you create victims. No one's forcing you to convert to a different religion, nationality, sexual preference or economic status. We just don't want to be like you. Your rage comes from not being able to force your dogma on everyone. We never voted to ban your religious schools, we just don't want to go to yours, nor do we want to have your dogma imposed on others, in a non-religious school. And please don't give me the old "But Obama/HRC were evil!" blather. Look up "Tu quoque fallacy", that's you.

You felt cornered because instead of evolving, or just keeping your medieval mindset to yourselves, you chose to be brainwashed by a deluge of fallacious, Neo-Nazi blogs and tabloids that turned you into a rabid, pro-dictator imbecile. Those who worship the Orange idiot because he, unlike Obama and HRC, promised to give you jobs. Really? Were you not so brainwashed by con artists who validated your ignorance, you'd have found, in another 5 minutes of basic internet research, that Trump, who could easily have afforded to bring thousands of jobs to America, at every level, by building two or three manufacturing plants, chose to spend decades, using an extensive chain pf global suppliers, Trump Las Vegas is made of cheap Chinese steel, Chinese sweatshops, as are his and Ivanka's clothing and home lines. The Hill, a conservative media source is saying, openly, that Trump is pressuring the Dept. of
Labor to let their VA Trump Winery operation to bring foreign workers here.
They're dismissing park rangers, silencing NASA, USDA, dismantling the EPA, allowing unrestricted killing of wildlife, no more protection from the endangered species list, so they can clear the land, and make money off it, and you get nothing. So lay off the self-righteousness, your popular vote loser is a sleazy con man, manipulated by a Breitbart Nazi, and a Kremlin dictator, and you think you have the right to stand up and proclaim these clowns are saving America and we should bend over or leave? Sorry. No. You go back to Munich 1933, or the 12th Century, or the Stalinist Gulag.

Dissent is what kept America from remaining as just another British Colony. Independent thinking, with respect for differences in race and creed, is at the foundation of this nation. You are not entitled to impose an Aryan pride, fascist, redneck regime on the rest of your fellow Americans. You make me ashamed of being human, White and American. Then I remembered the Bill of rights was written for everyone, even those who hate each other, but know better than to let an unhinged TV personality and his lying lackeys and puppet masters destroy what took centuries to build. Rant over. Love, from one of the 65,844,954 people who have more regard for what America truly means, than 62,979,879 of you, and will not rest until a real president is in charge. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whoever's not a massive embarrassment, like the clowns we have now. We'll demand inquiries, investigations, open dossiers, tax records, and we won't be alone, because most of the free world find Trump, Bannon, Miller, Ryan, McConnel, etc. just as repulsive as we do.

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Posted by EveM on 02/19/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

S. Miller is not only an embarrassment to Duke, he is an embarrassment to planet Earth. It's a shame he couldn't take advantage of the likeminded individuals who preceded him in 1939. I guess he was just born too late. Our misfortune.

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Posted by Brian StAugust on 02/18/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I cant tell you how much this letter means to me. I am 66 white female. S Miller frightens me as does Bannon. How do ppl get like that cold devoid of humanity mean I lost America the recent day that Miller spoke. Thank you for every word you said

374 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Cindy Carpenter on 02/18/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I grew up in Mount Olive, NC and I am neither surprised nor disturbed by the comments made by the people interviewed in this article. This area has and will always be full of racists who believe that they are better than minorities merely because of the color of their skin. The more outspoken racists seem to be those who are uneducated, but don't let that fool you. Many of them exchange their KKK hoods for doctor's coats and librarian buns every single day. Trump didn't make my hometown this way. He only gave their hatred more purpose, affording them the ability to make their secret behavior the "new normal".

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Posted by Imari Jackee Olliver on 11/16/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Superb letter - says everything it needs to say! Perhaps it will start him thinking. What's happening in DC, in the White House and in the Republican Senate and Congress is appalling, frightening and sickening. They are so evil, so determined to destroy us, to starve hungry children, to take away our insurance, to make the old suffer even more than they are suffering already and to kill millions of us.

Again, superb letter! So impressive, compassionate and decent.

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Posted by Pamela J on 02/19/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Hi Kayt. I agree with this letter, but I disagree with others in that it seems to me that you are a good person and I have no wish to bash you. In terms of our values, we disagree on a few things that in the grand scheme of things are pretty small, but we agree about important ones: equal rights for everyone, religious freedom, widely available health care, and the safety and healthy growth of our grandchildren. In my experience the labeling of bathrooms is not a big deal and I'm willing to let people decide for themselves which ones to use. My health care options and decisions have been far more constrained and negatively impacted by insurance companies than by the government. I had a friend who decided he didn't need insurance, who developed cancer. He died after a year and $1 million of treatment that the county residents had to pay for through their taxes. My Muslim friends have waited for over a year for the current visa vetting process, so I don't feel threatened by the current vetting system. But I understand that your experiences may be different than mine and you feel different about these issues. That's okay with me and I hope it is with you. What does bother me is that our president uses untruths to mislead the public and get his way. He talks about record high crime when statistics show that crime in most places are at 50-yr lows. He talks of terrorists pouring easily across our borders when all immigrants already go through an extensive vetting process. He talks about a terrible economy and rampant unemployment when economic indicators show the opposite. He talks about respecting women when he cheats on his wives and brags of grabbing women by their privates with impunity. He continues to brag about his "landslide" electoral victory when it was far below the median of all presidential elections. When this man continues to try to get us to believe his falsehoods and tries to discredit the press when they challenge those falsehoods, I find it a very scary situation. Truth and reality are what we must base our judgments and actions on, not fabrications. And I find it equally as scary when others don't appear to care about all this fabrication. It's a dangerous game to let your leader make up reality as he goes... even if he promises jobs and tax cuts. You'll notice that there were very few protesters during the Bush administrations. The protests today are not at all about Republicans winning the white house. They're about a particular man getting elected and behaving in a blatantly dishonest and subversive way.

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Posted by Rich 1 on 02/20/2017 at 6:41 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Kayt, Fortunatly you are in the minority, there are more of us, millions more, than there are of you. Most of us celebrate diversity and the reasons that people come from all over the globe to join us in our freedom.

Through a fluke, #45 won the election by about 80,000 votes. He lost it by more than 3,000,000. If we are allowed to have free elections on 2018 we will squash the Conservative social policies your ilk are trying to enact and begin the process of putting fairness and equality back into our everyday lives. If we are still allowed to have free elections in 2020 we will elect a powerful (hopefully female) President to help us show ourselves and the world that we are not a unhinged country of racist, homophobic bigots that is intent on beconimg the next Third Reich.

You are not in any way a victim of freedom, you crave it to be squashed fir all other than yourselves while we crave it for all.

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Posted by human being on 02/19/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Kayt, I think you intended to cite the 1st, not the 2nd Amendment, as it pertains to free speech. Unfortunately, many good hearted people were bamboozled by the Con Man now in charge. It is too bad that elitism has become a derogatory term, where academic achievement and intellectual rigor are now suspect. The US needs to be governed by honorable, honest people with depth and breadth of talent and experience, and the humility to be guided by the constitution, historic precedence, thoughtful inquiry and consensus. Sadly, Trump has neither the emotional or intellectual capacity required. Trump and his cronies stole this election and are in cahoots with Putin and other enemies of our nation. By the time his supporters wake up we will be lucky if we have any freedoms left to defend, any clean water or public lands or wildlife.

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Posted by Margaret B. Hoffmann on 02/20/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

@KAYT - here's a response from another American woman who works 8-5, pays taxes, helps family and gives back to my community. We appear to have some common ground, except your main goal appears to be the well being of yourself and your offspring. I also care about myself and my family, but I have reserved some space (it's really not hard, because caring/empathy is unlimited) for others who are less fortunate than myself. I don't care what color their skin is, or which country they're from or who they want to marry. From what you wrote, it seems that your main goal in electing Trump was to show "experts" and the "elite" that they don't know what's best for you... and you're tired of them taking away your rights. But what rights have been taken away from you? The right to discriminate? The right NOT to help others? I mean, seriously, you appear to be a white woman like me -- what rights were taken away from you by the experts and the elites? From where I stand the only thing that changed over the last eight years is the general ability to be a bigot and get away with it/not get called out. If you think that's taking away your rights - GOOD. Whoop it up over the next four years (lots of other bigots are, check out hate crime stats since 11/8/16). Enjoy it while it lasts, because you are outnumbered in this country by at least 2:1. Oh, and by the way, you must have been out sick the day your SCHOOL OF COMMON SENSE taught you about the Bill of Rights because the 2nd Amendment is gun rights, not free speech.

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Posted by Average White Woman on 02/20/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

Kayt......let me quote you. "...the reason that Donald Trump was elected is that America is tired of you-we are tired of you advocating the taking away of our rights and freedoms -the very foundations that our country was founded on-under the guise of tolerance and diversity. We are tired of politicians, the press, the wealthy-the "intellectually elite" thinking they know what is best for us and skewing news, polls, and studies to make sure that they are proven to be correct. Average American's are not nearly as stupid as you think we are. It appears that all of you may wish to enroll in a new institute of higher learning-the school of COMMON SENSE. It seems that it is seriously lacking in our current educational and political system."

You just described EVERYTHING #45 is guilty of and is attempting to do. What reality are you living in that makes you think he is fighting against such things? Do you not watch the news, read the paper, use your God given common sense? He is one of the greedy wealthy and uses more human beings for his selfish gain than most. Are you that blind and naive? Your ignorance of reality in his intentions are absolutely astounding!!!! Seriously!!! As for Americans not being as stupid as we think they are.....why yes and you are proof of that.

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Posted by S. Shay Corona on 02/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

I can truly say that this letter has changed my day; most days since 11/8 have been filled with sadness as I watch our country slowly slip away one little EO or Congressional vote at a time. I am a hard working 60 year old white woman; I have come to realize that so many people in this country do not realize what they have to lose under this Presidency. The lack of empathy that has been shown towards people that choose to pursue happiness in some way that is different than their own is frightening. I so appreciate that these Duke Alum are making an effort to enlighten others through this letter. While I doubt that Mr. Miller will be swayed at all, I hope that it indeed helps others to feel empowered to speak out.

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Posted by DBK on 02/20/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

"...Average American's are not nearly as stupid as you think we are..."

Based on the recent election as a national sample, and the continuing makeup of the NCGA as a local one...

Yes. Yes they are.

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Posted by Mark Neill on 02/20/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Durham cops lied about 911 calls

People, this is really simple: (1) never let law enforcement in your house. Ask for a search warrant and if none is produced, do not EVER let them in, and (2) if they ask you questions about anything, say you will have to think about it. If pressed, say you can respond in writing to written questions. If further pressed or threatened, politely ask if they have an arrest warrant, if yes, then submit to arrest. If no, declare this conversation to be over but you are willing to cooperate in writing. If they detain/arrest you for questioning "downtown", ask for and get legal representation before speaking or doing anything. Assert your 5th amendment rights. NEVER try to talk your way out of what seems like a temporary problem or else you will talk yourself into a permanent problem (e.g., conviction and jail, think Martha Stewart).

Law enforcement in this country are militarizing and no longer view themselves as serving the people to protect order, law and the civil society. It is us vs. them. Sorry it is this way but it is what it is....

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 07/09/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I work at Walmart and I have seen more whites than blacks spend food stamps.Old white ladies with all that Damn jewelry on.I wish folks would stop thinking blacks just get government assistance.

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Posted by Yolanda Price Garner on 11/16/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

KAYT, you asked for education, so here is a short lesson. Many, if not most, of our white Christian neighbors have been the dominant political and economic power for so many years--hundreds of years--that they consider it their "right" to do what they've always done. Perhaps they can't see their privileged position because they've never seen any other perspective. Now, The Others are demanding the same rights, and you're really angry.

No, you don't have the right, in the US of A, to discriminate against others because your personal version of the One True God says you must. And yes, you are losing some of your religious freedom--IF you actually believe that Jesus wanted you to discriminate. Other religions don't have the right to do animal sacrifice, and Christians don't have the right to tell gay people or Muslims that they will not be served. It's the UNITED States of America. We ALL live here, under the Constitution, which says that equal protection applies to "any person within its jurisdiction." You might also note that the Founders said any "person" and not "citizen." If a person is in our jurisdiction--if they can be told what to do by a police officer, for instance--then they get the same equality as you and me, no matter what your religion says.

If the Founders thought we should adopt Christian beliefs in our laws, they could have easily done so. Most people were Christian then, and the Virginia Colony was actually a literal theocracy, requiring a state religion. But the Founders, who often wrote of God, never once included a religious reference in the Constitution, the very basic and overarching law of our land. They were quite wise. A religious state, like Iran, cannot be a representative democracy for long.

The Common Sense that you appeal to has failed you because, as Einstein said, common sense is just the set of prejudices that one has accumulated by age eighteen.

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Posted by Michael A on 02/21/2017 at 3:32 AM

Re: “How much is a pet's life worth?

There is a saying in medical circles: "First do no harm," which did NOT happen in Laci's case. Trained, qualified, properly assigned and supervised, and competent personnel could have avoided this horrific tragedy!


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Posted by Pepper on 11/10/2010 at 4:44 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Wait...Did he just say in this article... ""I mean, there ain't no jobs around here because the aliens are working for next to nothing," he said. "Does that sound American to you? We're giving our prosperity to them."
When asked if he'd be willing to pick cucumbers or tobacco, Bolton got defensive. "Just because I don't want that kind of work doesn't mean some Mexican should get it. A part of me says we should let them stick it out on them fields, but it ain't right."
So who, then, should companies like Mount Olive Pickle and Butterball hire to take on jobs men like Bolton want no part of?
"Give 'em to the blacks who sit at home on the porch all day," he said. "Make 'em earn that government check. Know what I'm sayin'?"

Umm I know what you are saying... You are saying... You want the good ol days of slavery back! (It's hard to type with both middle fingers up)

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Posted by Summer 1 on 11/16/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I was born/raised/ and currently live in Wayne County, after a 7 year stint living in NYC. I cannot adequately express my disgust at what I see almost daily since the election. Just today I was driving home and saw a fresh swastika spray painted on a SCHOOL ZONE SIGN near Spring Creek Elementary. I will never and can never come around to this way of thinking. I am proud to be one of the few that opposed this president and everything he stands for in Wayne County. To anyone reading this that lives in this area and feels marginalized, even though it is sadly nothing new, I'm with you, you are not alone.

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Posted by Lauren J on 11/16/2016 at 5:40 PM

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