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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Wake County Found an Extra $3 Million. Who Decides How to Spend It—Commissioners or Bureaucrats?

Yes, I agree with @AnneSherron that anything that posits its always been done that way deserves scrutiny and the light of day. Too much of what is called pork gets shoved in under the rug with that reasoning. 3 Million is an awful lot of money not to have some public scrutiny.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Exclusive: Wake Missed a Chance to Conduct a Detailed Audit of the Register of Deeds Office, Which Is Now Missing $600K

So . . . because the County was slack in its audits, we the tax payers now have to pay for an investigation, recovery process (?), and prosecution much more than the original loss, which cannot be documented because of decades of poor record keeping and/or supervision. And most of these have been elected officials or personal hired by elected officials? Something smells rotten in Wake County and the State. And guess who pays the tab ultimately, programs for the poor, aged, infirm, disabled and needy get cut.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “GoTriangle Will Soon Learn Whether Light Rail Will Move to the Next Stage of the Grant Application Process

It seems this project wont get built until its already obsolete. Like most of North Carolinas transportation projects. They get finished and then they immediately go into some sort of extensive expansion phase (i.e. I40). Sounds like someone doest know what they are doing.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/07/2017 at 12:30 PM

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

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