NCSilverBear | Indy Week

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Re: “Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails

Raleigh has had, for a long time, a huge problem with transportation. Basically, if you dont have a car, you cant get anywhere very easily. Were slow. Very slow, both in transportation and in change. North Carolina is a backward State. Between the State, the County and the City, a Capital City no less, although we are blessed with plentiful resources, we dont have power brokers in our Governments who know how to drive us into todays modern transportation corridors, much less future needs. Were so very tedious in our debating, funding, planning and executing transportation improvements that we never get anything done until its already out-of-date. I dont look for this to change any time soon. Not with the way our Governments choose to do things. Its going to take a monumental shift in mind sets and thinking.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 07/18/2018 at 11:08 AM
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

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