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Re: “Inspiring: This Man Became a U.S. Senator Without Reading the Constitution

This is what the "grassroots" tea party wanted and they're getting it in spades. How do you weaken the only entity on the planet that can prevent you polluting with impunity, paying your workers nothing (hey Drumpf things wages are already too high), and getting the lower and middle class to subsidize our tax breaks (while moving billions off-shore legally)? While that's easy, dump your excess billions into an anonymous campaign finance system that allows you to buy up enough media access to convince an ignorant 21% of voters (in midterm elections which only turn out 40% of eligible voters) that facts and reason are the enemy and your ineffectual puppet is the solution.

Thom Tillis (R-Art Pope's Sphincter) is just another example of a billionaire tool who just happened to get a promotion from weakening NC to trying to ruin the federal government to the benefit of billionaire barons like the Kochs.

Before some mouthbreathing gun-humpin' jesus freak says I'm a libtard ask yourself this: Why has your state income tax gone up since the flat tax has been enacted? Guess what Cochise?! You just helped pay for the tens of thousand dollar tax cut your wealthy neighbor (or Senator) got on his income tax bill. Not only that, you also helped the state reduce funding to education, food stamps, hurricane relief (though McCrory helped with using some of that money to fund his pointless icky people in the bathrooms law), etc that is moving NC just one step closer to fiscal positions of states like Louisiana and Kansas.

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 07/20/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “N.C. Senate Has Crazy New Scheme to Avoid Cleaning Up Jordan Lake, Would Repeal Protective Buffers Along Waterways

"Please, what's this liberal crap? Drinking water?!?!?! Who needs that sh*t when you got Busch and Mountain Dew! And even if there was toxins in the water, everyone knows true tea party patriots are so quick to fix any problems because they dun do'ers! Just like they did in Fli... oh sh*t"...

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 06/01/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Urine Trouble: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Fails in N.C., Just Like Everywhere Else

I would be curious to see what percentage of failures came from marijuana.

It's kind of shocking how much sense Governor DE Puppet makes when he's commenting on a subject that has little to no impact on Duke Energy or his family's lobbying...oh I mean consulting... interests.

These types of drug testing programs have been proven time and again to cost more than they would recover money for the state. Somehow the racist poor-haters...oh I mean "fiscal conservatives"... still find a way to not let their "principles" stand in the way of wasting money to try and screw over "dem durr lazy people".

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 02/13/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Rockingham, Lee counties move toward fracking moratoriums

They may get a temporary ban, but the county will most likely be sued and lose in court. The state legislature and the energy industry's puppet... I mean the Governor is already on board with fracking since it was their money that got them into office in the first place.

For all of those in support of fracking, ask yourself this question. Would you want your children drinking water that comes from the same area as a fracking operation? If the answer is yes, then great, buy a property in Lee, Sanford, or Chatham counties from the poor souls that want out when their home value and quality of life ultimately get destroyed. It will be refreshing for once to see a fracking supporter put their money where their mouth is. If the answer is no and you still support this energy policy you are basically the equivalent of the Monsanto lobbyist that says that Round Up is safe to drink, and then when confronted with a cup and asked to drink it, he runs out of the room (pretty funny clip btw).

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 11/19/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Does North Carolina give homeowners associations too much power?

I wish it were as easy as "don't live somewhere with an HOA". If you want to live in western Wake County or in a home built after 1970 there really isn't much of a choice. Like most corrupt institutions in our lives, HOAs thrive off of ignorance and negligence of the majority. My wife is on the HOA board in our subdivision and we are finally getting a true picture of how corrupt our HOA is.

1) The landscaping company that EVERYONE in the neighborhood hates (because they do an awful job) is owned by a former HOA board member who started his company after being elected to the board. He keeps the contract because of his relationship with other original board members and gets a 6k a month contract for about 2k a month worth of work.
2) The board ran a 40k budget surplus last year and has over 60k in reserves. This was after spending over 150k the previous year to drain a pond near a community green way that should not have been drained for retention purposes. We cannot find ownership information to the contractor on the project to determine their relationship to the president and VP of the board. My wife has proposed reducing the ridiculous $120 a month fee (we don't have a community pool) or refunding homeowners and has been voted down.
3) Our HOA is on the verge of rejecting Google Fiber. This one will ultimately be their undoing. Because the board is controlled by two very old landlords (who do not live in the community) that do not understand technology they are worried about Google installing the lines (but not the eyesore satellite dishes on people's roofs).

Unfortunately, I doubt this is isolated. I hope the family in this story wins their battle. Hopefully, neighbors will begin to communicate more about community issues and begin to hold their HOAs accountable.

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 11/17/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Lee County may vote next week to impose a temporary ban on fracking

They may get a temporary ban, but the county will most likely be sued and lose in court. The state legislature and the energy industry's puppet... I mean the Governor is already on board with fracking since it was their money that got them into office in the first place.

For all of those in support of fracking, ask yourself this question. Would you want your children drinking water that comes from the same area as a fracking operation? If the answer is yes, then great, buy a property in Lee, Sanford, or Chatham counties from the poor souls that want out when their home value and quality of life ultimately get destroyed. It will be refreshing for once to see a fracking supporter put their money where their mouth is. If the answer is no and you still support this energy policy you are basically the equivalent of the Monsanto lobbyist that says that Round Up is safe to drink, and then when confronted with a cup and asked to drink it, he runs out of the room (pretty funny clip btw).

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 11/17/2015 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Why can’t we study gun violence?

Let me first preface this by saying I think law abiding people should be able to purchase guns. I also think the way it is now where it is incredibly easy to get a gun but rather a pain to get a concealed carry permit should be reversed. It should be harder to get a gun and easier to get a concealed carry permit. There are a lot of things that could be done to solve this problem and a lot of that has to do with enforcing laws already on the books. The Virginia Tech shooter should not have been able to legally purchase a gun but because of a lack of communication between the local courts, doctors, and law enforcement he was never red flagged.

I am all for a solution to gun violence that can actually be implemented and is actually effective. Unfortunately, the odds of something like that happening with a strong gun lobby and a tea party congress are practically nil, so different solutions to the problem need to be conceived to improve enforcement on the laws we already have. Changes to HIPPA that allow doctors to communicate to law enforcement more easily is a start. The idea of making gun owners buy insurance (similar to car insurance, and it is already sold by the NRA so how can they really argue against the idea) so that victims of gun violence can be compensated is one worth exploring.

One thing that needs to stop is pro-gun people jumping on the "mental health, mental health, mental health" line. Yes, mental health obviously contributes to violence but these same people that cry "mental health not guns" are the same people that elect far right conservatives that have done nothing but slash funding for the care of the mentally ill. It has gotten to the point where a mentally ill person has to have committed a violent act for anyone to intervene and even then there are no rooms in hospitals and public facilities for treatment (look at the Rex Hospital story from this summer for an example). If you are going to use the "mental health" card then stop supporting politicians who are more than happy to continue gutting budget for this type of care. NC has made it more difficult for patients on Medicaid to get psychiatric drugs and has decreased funding in each of the past two years. If you're going to put the blame on mental health then actually support improvements to mental health care (such as Medicaid expansion which would expand access to mental health care or at the very least advocating against the closings of facilities).

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Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 11/05/2015 at 8:38 AM

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