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Roy B. 
Member since Sep 24, 2012


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Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Well after reading the re-opening review I can somewhat understand why. Over half of it was about the restaurant's ambiance and circumstances around it as opposed to the food. More info on menu items and your thoughts on a larger sampling from them would've been nice. I found your Standard Foods review much more thorough. But I still think it's petty he refused to serve you and had a game plan for your return.

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Posted by Roy B. on 01/27/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Lucky‚Äôs Makes Durham Feel More Like New Jersey Than Any Other Local Deli

I think my expectations were high but I wasn't as impressed by my corned beef reuben. It's my favorite sandwich too. Maybe the meat I got was just a bad cut but there was a lot of chewy, fatty pieces. There wasn't enough good meat in what would be considered a small sandwich up north based on the slim portion for me to be satisfied with it. I went about 2 weeks after it opened so I suspect that had something to do with it. I am willing to give it another chance. I am just waiting a bit to hear some more positive opinions on it before that day comes. Glad to hear the reuben your brother had was full of tender meat. That's what I was hoping for.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy B. on 08/03/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “We Went to the Trump Rally and Boy, Was It Terrible

Saddam Hussein was a human rights violator, anti-democratic dictator, and ruled with a strong fist. But the argument that he kept terrorists out is factually sound and one many on the left (including myself) have used for years in explaining why George W Bush was such an idiot. He would stomp out anything that was a threat to his power and that included radical groups. It also included a lot of innocent people. We didn't go in to free them though. We went in because of a huge intelligence failure regarding WMDs. But there would be no Al Qaeda in Iraq, ISIS, or other such groups if it hadn't been for the invasion opening the door for them to rise from the ranks of Saddam's former army that wanted to still resist, the local oppressed Sunni minority that the US backed Shia government (which is now Iranian allied) stomped on which turned increasingly radical/skeptical of any peace, and the Sunnis from other parts of the world coming in to help.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. It's impossible to say how much longer Saddam could've held power without the American invasion (he wasn't good to his people and we saw elsewhere that the discontent festered during Arab Spring) but the fact is we removed him and a large mess took his place.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy B. on 07/06/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

Just clicked the Craigslist ad out of curiosity. Interesting headline:
"Want to open a Bottle Shop? Sandwich - $120000"

A sales pitch for a takeover in Raleigh doesn't get much more attractive than that. So who is going to pony up and open what would be bottle shop #8 (i think) within a 2 mile radius of downtown? Sandwich.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roy B. on 06/22/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “In the Shadow of a Gunman: Thoughts on a Massacre and What We Must Do to Stop the Next One

Given that the article mentions AR 15s a couple times and the picture is of an AR 15 I thought it was worth pointing out. I am really not one to go over trivial details but that is not accurate unless you are of the belief a gun is a gun and all guns are the same. A Sig Sauer MCX is not a .223-caliber (it is designed for .300 rounds but can shoot multiple calibers) and the firing system is different.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy B. on 06/15/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “In the Shadow of a Gunman: Thoughts on a Massacre and What We Must Do to Stop the Next One

While I agree with most of the content of the story regarding the dangers in our current system and the backwards approach being taken by lawmakers in response to the increase in violence, I do think it is important to change one detail. The gun the shooter used was a Sig Sauer MCX not an AR 15 as first reported. Either way it is still an assault weapon that is based on a gun designed for military usage.…

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Roy B. on 06/15/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Durham's Got a Lot of Rabies Cases Lately

Glad we now know what to do for dogs, foxes, bats, raccoons, skunks, and groundhogs exhibiting insane behavior. But what about our General Assembly and Governor? Is DCSO willing to make a drive to Jones St in Raleigh?

22 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roy B. on 06/02/2016 at 9:42 AM

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