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Re: “Tom Ross: The Man and His New Mission

"Meanwhile, Governor McCrory and the legislature have been advocating for a university system aimed overtly at getting students jobs upon graduation, not learning for learning's sake."

Why is that a bad thing? Most people go to college to improve their chances at getting a better job, so this only makes sense. Many private schools serve as a great places to "learn for learning's sake". Let's make sure our public institutions do what's best for the benefit of our society. Otherwise, why have graduation requirements and major designations?

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 03/14/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Who killed the Durham-Orange County light-rail project?

Gabriel, that is the future yes, but mass transit is still very important. In order to reduce congestion across the Triangle (and across the country), a strong mass transit system is important. Just as you state that this light rail project is still years away, so are reliable, efficient, and affordable self-driving cars. We need BOTH.

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 01/14/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Durham County cracks down on e-cigarettes

Good, hoping restaurants and other businesses continue to follow suit.

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 01/08/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “David Cox questions new guidelines for video presentations to Raleigh City Council

FON, so then let's put pressure on city staff to finish their reports on time. If they do that, citizens will have time to prepare a response as well, although they may not be able to get it in their presentation they could still state their opinions during the meeting (also they could ask staff to modify their already submitted materials, never hurts to ask). Likewise, citizens can request material before the city staff Friday deadline, it's all public record anyway (again, never hurts to ask). Let's find a way to work within the rules instead of complaining about everything all the time.

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 12/31/2015 at 2:54 PM

Re: “David Cox questions new guidelines for video presentations to Raleigh City Council

Makes sense. For a city as large as Raleigh, council meetings have a packed agenda. In order to ensure that agenda is followed, and to make sure everyone who wants to present has the chance, there have to be some guidelines. City staff is required to prepare their materials ahead of time so that it can be reviewed, why not all those wishing to present at the meeting?

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 12/31/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s bike-share program is back on the agenda (maybe)

Sogno, if a business is actually good, with a good product and good customer service, some road closures shouldn't hurt it. They don't often close roads during dinner/late night when bars and restaurants are at their (or should be) peak. They don't often close roads during the week when downtown workers are heading home. Public transportation is available for those wishing to travel downtown without worrying about parking, and Uber is always an option. Events bring people downtown, businesses bring people downtown, cultural/educational outlets bring people downtown. Why do you want to hurt downtown by taking away charitable events that populate the area? Try complaining less and supporting local business more.

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 12/18/2015 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Raleigh’s bike-share program is back on the agenda (maybe)

Again, very few races shut down large portions of downtown for extended periods of time. I've participated in events that close streets for a few hours, reopened around noon. If a business is struggling because of that, they may have larger problems. People come to downtown to shop and dine at all hours, you can't blame a road race for every issue a restaurant that is blocks away from parking garages and the majority of other downtown businesses has. Especially when that business is so close to a relatively affluent downtown neighborhood.

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Posted by Appbrad11 on 12/18/2015 at 9:40 AM

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