Chris Tiffany | Indy Week

Chris Tiffany 
Member since May 1, 2015

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Re: “Nothing to Do Friday Night? Watch Durham Mayoral Candidates Debate on TV

What will you do to protect non-criminals in & near "Target Areas" from police harassment?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 11/02/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “With Duke University Pulling Its Funding, What’s the Future of the Bull City Connector?

Excluding low income minorities
from "Downtown Durham (inc.)"
[like removing all the bus-stops from downtown
except the #4 from the terminal to the Senior Center
past the Federal Post Office after a Federal ADA Lawsuit]
is all part of Gentrification/displacement and the mostly UNDOCUMENTED
monstrously evil police harassment of so-called "undesirables"
in, near & from
low-income minority "Target Areas".

When asked why the
BCC stopped running to the transit station
on the other side of the tracks
mayor bell said it's because
"We don't want the 'Riff-Raff' on that bus."

- the 2nd time he referred to bus riders as "Riff-Raff"
I looked up the
etymology of the word "Riff-Raff" --
pretty ugly:
having to due with human vultures stripping the dead
of valuables, which I've seen here
in Durm.

Also, a council member said
"We don't want all those poor people downtown," and

a DownTown Durham inc / Chamber of commerce rep
said: "We only want 'Beautiful People' downtown."

Light Rail is another social segregationist plan to
segregate low-income "Riff-Raff" bus riders from
hoity-toity DPAC "Beautiful People"
(like the bus terminal moved away from downtown
using federal money
and the
use of federal highway money to segregate post-war

Transit Plan SURVEY ( defective:
Other (please specify)
Questions don't work.
They don't want other...

Are you one of "us" or are you one of "them"?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 10/25/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Why should Russia decide American Elections?
Why should Parkwood or Woodcroft or Forest Hills or Black Horse Run decide
who represents East Durham?
Suburban voters decide urban issues.
IndyWeek recently reported that most women in target areas like McDougald
& Rochelle Manor said
a cop had called them "B!tch".
People who are not called "B!tch" think "I'm a good person & my life is good, &
I've got no problem with cops," so "you deserve whatever happens to you" ["B!tch"].
The clueless have no clue that cops treat people differently depending on
where we live, not so much what we do (and fail to document harassment &
use of force against pedestrians in target areas unless arrested, which means
the harassment of the innocent goes undocumented as a matter of policy), and
Not everyone jailed is guilty and
Not everyone guilty is jailed.
Minorities dominated by majorities is what's wrong with at-large voting systems.
That's why we have at-large voting systems, so those representing
the majority can
ignore the rights of minorities.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 09/09/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Durham's Municipal Candidates

I'm glad to hear that Steve Schewel [founder of indyweek] will retain his council seat
if he loses his bid for mayor;
we can relax and keep Steve on council.

Schewel, like others, calls for police reform (eg: de-escalation
& racial equity training), expanded bus service, etc...
ok, & Steve's a nice guy, and would obviously be a good mayor, but

I'm interested in adding a possibly powerfully effective new voice
for police reform
in the person of Tracy Drinker. I've only just met him & liked him;
like Steve & Don & Jillian, and unlike others:
Drinker listens and he seems to be of good character,
but Police Reform is important; actions speak louder than words:

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/26/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways

PS: 11 pounds (a lot more than a gallon) of excreta per day
per 180 pound average pig is plausible, but
if a 180 pound man put out more than a gallon of excreta per day,
we'd call him a pig;
we would call any who sprayed sewage on others' homes, or got paid
to allow sewage to be sprayed on the homes of other people
by capitalist owners/operators of million-dollar properties to
spray sewage: pigs.

We do not allow human waste to be sprayed on neighbors' homes & children;
only politicians who feed at the trough do anything like that.
Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander;
if it's ok to spray sewage on others' homes, then
why don't we spray sewage on the homes of
those politicians who get paid to allow that? OR
why not treat the sewage of pigs the same way we treat human sewage?

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/11/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways

"Pigs-a-mile" -- Not to trivialize a serious problem
(I've smelled that sh!t),
but you've greatly
exaggerated the problem.

Using your numbers,
assuming 50 farms with 2,000 pigs/farm in a 10-mile RADIUS, pi r-squared=
314 square miles; 100,000 pigs / 314 square miles = 318 pigs / square mile;
318, not 10,000.
[The area of a circle of radius r is taught in elementary or middle school.]
318 x 11 = 3,500 pounds / 2,240 lbs/ton =
a little more than one and a half tons of hog waste
(one and a half cubic meters) per square mile per day.
1 cubic meter is about 40 inches cubed,
so one and a half cubic meters is about 400 gallons
so 400 gallons of hog waste per square mile per day.

Editors should check arithmetic.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/06/2017 at 6:50 PM
Posted by Chris Tiffany on 06/15/2017 at 2:24 PM

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