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Re: “Durham Wants to Turn a Defunct Rail Line Into an Urban Greenway. Some Residents Worry It Will Force Them Out.

This article seems to imply that 'gentrification' is somehow a bad thing when most people seem to describe it as exactly the opposite. Who wouldn't welcome updated homes, property, and amenities into their neighborhood? Property values may (will) increase, but usually that's a good problem to have. Kinda like saying 'wow, I have to pay taxes on all these capital gains....'

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Posted by RandyNC on 05/31/2018 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Civil Rights Groups Sue DMV for Revoking Licenses Over Unpaid Fines

If there was no requirement to pay a fine, then no one would pay! I think that revocation is a better approach than arrest/jail time. Perhaps allowing partial payment and work (roadway trash removal??) at minimum wage for the remaining funds owed. An even better idea -- if you don't have $$ to pay a fine, then don't incur moving violations! I'd be driving super conservatively if I knew I was in danger of getting a fine that I could not pay! Not to mention what it does to your insurance rates!

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Posted by RandyNC on 05/31/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “The Students Behind the Silent Sam Sit-in Say They Won’t Leave Until the Monument Comes Down

"being reminded over and over again that your safety isn't valued," said a junior participating in the sit-in Friday who only gave the first name Suad. "It's a lot of mental, physical, and emotional danger."

"Victimism" is alive and well @ UNC. I guess those kids don't feel the full weight of THEIR privilege if they aren't busy trying to point out how others have somehow done wrong....

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Posted by RandyNC on 08/30/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “If Wake County Doesn’t Have Extra Money for Schools, Should It Spend Millions to Turn a Failed Golf Course into a Park?

"I would have to believe that Wake County citizens would put this park, in a middle-class community's backyard, pretty far down the totem pole." -- I wonder what Ms. Holmes has against the middle-class? Let's not pretend that there are no 'firemen, teachers, and policemen' who live in Crooked Creek. I'm quite sure that there are! Now, should this be a park or not? That really depends on the long term needs of the county and that should already be covered in the master park plan, but let's not rule something out just because it's not designed and constructed to serve certain economic segments!

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Posted by RandyNC on 08/02/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

"Strict compliance with the provisions of the ordinance would deprive Applicant from the reasonable use of the property," the board wrote as part of a long list of findings of fact. That's rich! So ONLY a 28' wall height allows 'reasonable use', all others being 'unreasonable'? Incredible!

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Posted by RandyNC on 07/20/2017 at 12:27 PM

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