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Re: “Food Trucks Are So 2016. The Now Thing in Mobile Food is on Instagram, and Its Name Is the Dankery.

It used to be "you need an education to make it anywhere." Now it's "do I really need tens of thousands in debt to start my life?" I have several friends with no degree - and no college debt - but plenty of income doing work they love. If you have a passion that you can parlay into financial stability, college debt isn't a necessity. But for most careers it unfortunately is. Kudos to Ian!

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Posted by Aiden on 08/01/2018 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Durham Legislators to Talk Short Session, Constitutional Amendments at Town Hall Event

For the most part, our legislators came up with regressive proposals that they want burned into our state's constitution. Some of these proposals take power from the executive branch and hand it to the legislative. They want more control over how the judicial branch is assembled.
Checks-and-balances is something they don't want as it impedes their ever-expanding regressive agenda: they are blatantly trying to take power that the other branches are constitutionally granted - by We the People. And We the People can stop them at the polls so that our government, as dysfunctional as it can be at times, is at least kept balanced and not falling down from being constitutionally lopsided.

Posted by Aiden on 07/13/2018 at 1:48 PM

Re: “On a Mission from God: A Wilmington Man Is Threatening to Sue if Orange County Doesn’t Remove Gay Pride Symbols from the Courthouse

I don't think you understand the argument, Mr. Oswald.
"If anything related to Christianity" - it's not Christianity, it's any religion.
Understanding this, LGBTQ is not a religion. Therefore the argument you think you understand doesn't actually exist.

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Posted by Aiden on 07/13/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Why Can’t North Carolina Let Go of the Lost Cause?

They are a reminder of what white people did to try to maintain power and wealth. It was one of the darkest periods in American history, and the effects are still rippling through our society today, sometimes tearing it apart.
Keep the statues, add new plaques beside the originals to remind us that these were erected to support Jim Crow laws. History starts with the original author and it's a rough draft at best.

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Posted by Aiden on 04/05/2018 at 12:29 PM

Re: “The Impossible Burger Is a Veggie Burger That Almost Bleeds

Gosh, I can see Remedy selling a gimmicky GMO veggie burger, but Fiction Kitchen? I love that their dishes aren't commerically produced, and that they started out with one simple goal: "fresh, creative, locally sourced and carefully prepared" cuisine. Hopefully, they aren't veering off the path that makes them such a huge success.

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Posted by Aiden on 03/23/2018 at 11:57 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: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump’s Campaign Swears Donald Trump Is No Longer a Racist Birther, and We Totally Believe Them

Karen - the "birther movement" was started by Hillary supporters. There is no record that Clinton or anyone in her campaign ever advanced the allegation that Obama was not born in the US. No journalist has found a connection between the birther movement and Hillary or her campaign.

The certificate is real, the vetting was done.

FactCheck has more information, as well as do many *reputable* news outlets.

When faced with two bad choices, it is best to be well-informed and able to tell fact from fiction before blindly dismissing an entire party over... misinformation.

Posted by Aiden on 09/16/2016 at 1:22 PM

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