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Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

Upward mobility in Wake County is worse than most places in the country. Why is that? If we look at how this town has grown over the last 15 years, there are many avenues to channel the blame. But what makes me sick to my stomach is how whats happening to poor and black people in Raleigh is no different than any other state where democrats hold the power. Look at Chicago! One of the largest municipal budgets in the country, but yet over 50% of the men in the city cant find work. What else is there for them to do, but survive any way they can? These democratic ran cities know what theyre doing and they know they are neglecting the development of it citizens. They would rather see us being And until we let that register in our heads and seek out political support, where ever it be, to get the resources we need to make sure more people are able to survivor and THRIVE, we are just as much at fault. The democratic party has used and abused us far too long! At this point, what do we have to lose?

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/14/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Bad News for Big Pork: A Federal Court Rules That the Murphy-Brown Nuisance Lawsuits Can Go to Trial

Republicans fit snuggly in the pockets of Big Business Corp. People should vote this vermine out of office.

Posted by Tony D on 11/14/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

"...a transportation system that works, a world-class educational system, and what he termed our unsurpassed quality of life.

"All of these are so important because, in todays economy, talented professionals can and will go anywhere that these three are abundant and strong..."

Sig's comments suggests that Wake County prefers "Talented Professionals' and all others are a after thought, need not live here. We have to change our mind set. We don't need to another layer added to our already challenging layers based on race, nationality, sexuality, etc. Pitting Talented Professionals against everyone else is why the Raleigh's 2017 election map is so binary and depressing.

Everyone wants and deserves a transportation system that works, a world-class educational system, and what he termed our unsurpassed quality of life and we should show the utmost respect for anyone who works hard every day at their craft whether the craft is digging a ditch or deciphering the genetic codes. As the bible describes each and everyone of us, dust thou art and dust thou shall return.

The irony of this whole idea of growing by 67 people daily is also a doomsday clock, we will grow by 67 people daily until we can not absorb them any more then the reverse will happen. We exercise no control on the former nor the latter and only history will measure how wise we were not to exercise control over the former.

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Posted by Dan Coleman on 11/14/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists


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Posted by JerrryG on 11/14/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Since 2011, Raleigh Residents Have Been Lobbying the City to Allow Backyard Cottages. What’s the Holdup?

Are y'all sure that people who live on the site of a former slave plantation (Mordecai) telling you to do something that will help them is really something that will help everyone else though?

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Posted by lamer999 on 11/14/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists


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Posted by lamer999 on 11/14/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Charges Against Three Defend Durham Demonstrators Dropped

Well some of these kids that are not from there mind you were bussed there for shit show media I want to know where they were from bc if u let them walk more of this crap will occur u make an example with tough love u spare the rod u spoil the child and the attack against people's property by these paid radicalized college kids is a disgrace to this country education system restore order with law and quit violating women's rights the monument in Shreveport LA they are trying to remove is the only property my ancestors had and it's a violation of women's rights they are fighting to take away their own rights. Release of all these prisioners? We got attacked in New Orleans I have been assaulted by these groups and I have no sympathy Law better do their jobs all I got to say they gonna learn the hard way if u don't teach em

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Posted by Amanda Jennings on 11/13/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “The Owners of Old Havana Sandwich Shop Reveal Plans for New Restaurant

It's moving to the former location of Revolution.

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Posted by Kenny Levine on 11/13/2017 at 5:59 PM
Posted by ByronLevron on 11/13/2017 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Back talk

in regard to the abortion law under consideration - can we assume these wise white men will see to it that these babies will enter a world with healthcare, well funded schools, well paid teachers and food on the table?
I have my doubts. Jej

Posted by jej on 11/11/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “In Alabama, a Bible-Thumping Bigot Gets His Comeuppance. Come Enjoy the Schadenfreude With Us.

The weirdest part of the story is that a supposed christian thinks that Joseph was the father of Jesus.

Posted by Slim Lemon on 11/11/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin Looks Toward Retirement After Half a Century of Groundbreaking Guitar Work

I was a sophomore in high school when I was introduced to John McLaughlin via the Birds Of Fire album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. That album was an eye, ear, mind and soul opener, and Ive been hooked ever since. I saw John last Friday night in NYC, and at 75 he STILL plays with the fire, passion and technical prowess of a man in his 20s. There is only ONE, and there will never be another JOHN MCLAUGHLIN!!!

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Posted by Anthony Richards on 11/11/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Cherry Pie

We actually won again in 2016.and 2017!

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Posted by scott brown on 11/11/2017 at 5:28 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

My family of 4 with two grandchildren is searching for a triple wide, or double wide. We are in desparate need.Not too much money is flowing through our fingers at this time. But we do need it.If anyone would like to donate one to this family please email at We need help!!

Posted by Ne23 on 11/11/2017 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Is Self-Service Beer the Trendy New Normal?

Gasoline stations ("fillin' stations" in the South) used to have people pumping gas. They don't now, except in Oregon and maybe a few other places. Some of those fillin' station employees were a lot of fun. You got to know them, and they got to know you.

But in the end, dispensing gas was not a value-added proposition and those jobs were eliminated in favor of lower prices. Many fast-food restaurants have gone to self-serve soft drinks for the same reason. I doubt that the bartending profession will go away anytime soon, but I'm not surprised to see some experimentation.

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Posted by ct on 11/10/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “What Should Durham Do With Its Soon-Vacant Police Headquarters?

Demolish the building and start fresh on the site with a mix of uses - small retail, office or lab space, and a whole bunch of affordable housing in a 10-12 story development that will support transit.

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Posted by Durham451 on 11/10/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Since 2011, Raleigh Residents Have Been Lobbying the City to Allow Backyard Cottages. What’s the Holdup?

Oh, please. Not that big bad bogey 'government' complaint again. When are we, the people, going to accept/realize that the government is really us. My city government, heck, my state government, is comprised of neighbors and work colleagues some of which I know. And if I don't know them, or agree with them, I still accept the largely democratic system that has made it possible for them to be in a position of making city/state rules.

If we have chosen to live in Raleigh (or any populated area in the USA) we have agreed to live under a constitution and rules/laws designed to protect communities as well as individuals. Most laws on the books when passed had the backing of the majority of citizens at some level (neighborhood, city, county or state). (This does not mean that they are necessarily morally right or even a great idea, but it does give legal authority until they are dismissed--by we the people.) Besides, the laws restricting my right to do what I want with my property also protect me from my neighbors actions--I don't want my next door neighbors to be able to start raising pigs, or to build a high rise to rent to college kids.

I personally like the idea of having an ADU in my backyard, and for more of them being available for housing but I also can understand how quickly this kind of building can get out of hand and cause lots of problems for others and even for property values to fall. How people are going to use/misuse ADUs needs to be carefully examined so that a majority of land owners in a given area are protected from harm and loss. (See above comments from Portland OR.) Clearly some cities in NC are beginning to see the light. Hopefully Raleigh will open its eyes before long as well.

And remember, if you are upset because you are stuck in traffic, YOU are also the traffic. Regards.

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Posted by Whozat on 11/09/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Charges Against Three Defend Durham Demonstrators Dropped

As seen here, guilt doesn't matter any longer.

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Posted by Jane Clary Bermijo on 11/09/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Charges Against Three Defend Durham Demonstrators Dropped

You do realize the real reason the KKK was brought about was for this very same reason. When the law wont punish those that deserve punishing vigilantes need to take it into their own hands. You people just left them boys wide open for a well deserved vigilante justice. Ill be following along and cheering when they get it.

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Posted by John Dunn on 11/09/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Since 2011, Raleigh Residents Have Been Lobbying the City to Allow Backyard Cottages. What’s the Holdup?

Hey Matthew - weren't you a big supporter of "Mr. Affordable Housing" Charles Francis? I'm pretty sure I saw you commenting platitudes more than once. You can't eliminate ADU's as but one necessary solution to address the affordable housing shortage just because there's the potential for some bad apples to take advantage...and then pretend like you care about affordable housing! If anyone is wondering why the whole discussion of ADU's fell apart a couple of years ago when all signs pointed to their moving forward, thank Oakwood for the immense political pressure they bombarded the city with. They "like" the concept of "all incomes" having housing, just so long as it's outside of Oakwood's boundaries, to keep it pure and all.

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Posted by William Castle on 11/09/2017 at 2:51 PM

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