NCSilverBear | Indy Week

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Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

Although I appreciate that Flight Attendants are so observant, this flight staff pilot included did nothing to alleviate the misconception. A simple look at the flight manifest would have rendered the question of parenthood moot. A simple question from the flight attendant, Is this your son? Hes very well behaved, etc might have opened the conversation and belayed any concerns. But, instead, the flight crew *assumed* the worst and acted inappropriately and with prejudice. The airline should be sued.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 05/31/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “180 minutes wandering downtown on night one of Raleigh’s outdoor-drinking crackdown

So, is the problem with alcoholic behavior or from noise? Or does the former beget the later? My take is that where there is excessive alcohol, drinking, there will be lots of noise. So, perhaps the problem is with the number of liquor & beer licenses per square foot. if Raleigh wants to revitalize the downtown and compete with other metropolitan areas, then it's got to work out a formula mix that works. Knee jerk legislations don't do that.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 08/19/2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Liberty Counsel, a Christian group, sues Wake County Public Library

It seems clear to me. Any religious group should be banned from using a public building space, free, for a gathering for any purpose, under any guise. Let them use their own church's buildings. I do not pay taxes so that a religion can thrive. But I do support my taxes being used to keep Church and State strictly separated without any blurring of that line, Supreme Court or not. Any ruling to the contrary is just wrong. There are no muddy waters here. Religious organizations have enough -- let them eat their own cake. When churches pay taxes, then they may have the right to interfere with or use public spaces. Until then, the answer seems unambiguous to me.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 05/15/2015 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Raleigh (finally) getting serious about affordable housing

We need to have the City Council represent *all* the people living in Raleigh. Not just the rich.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NCSilverBear on 05/15/2015 at 9:56 AM

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