dvberwyn | Indy Week

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Re: “Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

My younger brother took a header from the seventh floor, so I guess we shouldn't build buildings taller than 6 floors? I pity a generation that has lost its bearing. Up is down, down is up. This 'column' should not be in the "News" section. Disgusted.

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Posted by dvberwyn on 04/18/2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

A few points here: #1 Indy Week did not provide the link to the campaign website: www.nc2014.com Please visit the campaign website to find out more about Molotov Mitchell and the Liberation of District 16.
Do not hesitate to click the donate button and make a generous contribution to Molotov and his campaign.
Secondly, one poster here has his/her bias showing. Immediately resorts to name calling and exposing their own extreme view of the world. I'd wager that the person would be OK with the NEA funding Piss Christ, but is somehow concerned about a film maker eating a 'cookie.' Also, the Molotov cocktail was invented by Russian peasants who had had their weapons confiscated by the Communists. The name was given because it was a real irritant to the editor of Pravda, but methinks the poster has his/her own agenda and is not interested in any actual factual information, especially if it runs counter to his/her worldview. It is standard stuff for those who wish to lull the population into believing that their far left extreme position is anywhere near center of the bell curve. (Which they may not believe in either.) BTW, see the video at www.nc2014.com!

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Posted by dvberwyn on 03/19/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Back from Iraq and helping homeless vets: John Turner

Thank You WFU, well stated. For any interested readers; here's some other important and factually correct information. The chart at the top of the article comes directly from the Veterans Administration itself, so any criticism at IndyWeek is misdirected to say the least. Finally, the incredibly low cost per bed in re-purposing an existing building, (not to mention economies of scale) which is located within 25 miles of a large population of homeless Veterans as well as the world class research hospitals, corporations, universities, and yes the Durham VA hospital lays bares the poster's biases and prejudice against 'new approaches,' perhaps 'vested or invested' in the social service profiteering racket that has left more than 8000 Veterans homeless now, just in North Carolina, and more than 50,000 across the country. As WFU noted, this is outcome based care with the goal of reintegration, not to create wards of the state.

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Posted by dvberwyn on 11/27/2013 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Back from Iraq and helping homeless vets: John Turner

Additional good news for the Veterans Leadership Council. Here is the text of the Memorandum of Intent received yesterday afternoon from North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker:

November 26, 2013

To: All Interested Parties for the Veteran’s Life Center Project

From: Sharon Allred Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce

This memo is provided to confirm the intent of the N.C. Department of Commerce to fulfill the requested desire to secure a Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) of $4.2 million. The purpose of this grant will be to renovate a building on the campus of the John Umstead Hospital Complex in Butner, North Carolina in order to provide temporary shelter, support and rehabilitation services for homeless veterans. We are working diligently with the Town of Butner for this purpose, as they are the local agent of such a grant.

This grant is being pursued through the offices of the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new Rural Economic Development Division under the leadership of Dr. Pat Mitchell.

The Town of Butner is currently in the process of applying for the grant and we are committed to continuing to work with them through this process. Once the Town of Butner completes its application, the Department will continue working through the process in an expeditious manner to ensure all applicable requirements are met so the grant can be awarded and the project can move forward.

We have a great interest in the health and wellbeing of all that serve our Country. This project focuses on those that need the help and support the most. We commend the efforts of Veteran’s Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES and are eager to secure this initial funding to get this project off the planning pages and into reality. We encourage the Veteran’s Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES management and board to continue its work of raising the necessary private funding to secure the long term future and sustainability of these endeavors.

The Honorable Richard M. Burr, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Marilyn Avila, N.C. House
The Honorable Neal K. Hunt, N.C. Senate
Thomas Stith, Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Pat McCrory
Tony Almeida, Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Pat McCrory
Jonathan D. Felts, Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Pat McCrory
The Honorable Aldona Z. Wos, Secretary, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Major General Cornell A. Wilson, Jr., N.C. Military Affairs Commission
Ilario G. Pantano, Assistant Secretary, N.C. Department of Administration – Division of
Military Affairs
Brooks D. Tucker, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Richard Burr
The Honorable Thomas W. Lane, Mayor, Town of Butner
Tommy Marrow, Town Manager, Town of Butner
James C. Wrenn, Jr., Attorney, Town of Butner
John W. Turner, Executive Director, Veteran’s Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES
David Robinson, Attorney for Veteran’s Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES

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Posted by dvberwyn on 11/27/2013 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Paul Coble echoes uncle Jesse Helms' reactionary impulses

Poor Bob, have you got nothing better than this? Thanks for your endorsement of Paul, you know all the Republicans in the 13th do the opposite of what you say! I suppose you'll endorse Mr. Hollidday?

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Posted by dvberwyn on 03/01/2012 at 9:41 PM

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