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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: News Feature

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Desiree, The benefit you warned people to stay away from actually promoted cultural competency and unity at our fundraising event for Standing Rock. I can't speak to your experiences, but our event in the community brought Brothers and Sisters from various backgrounds together, we made friends, and are building partnerships for a Powerful today and hopeful tomorrow. Our Native guest speakers had a platform to share their voices and experiences. People listened and were moved. Dialogue occurred. Change happens in peoples' hearts, not just by blindly giving money away to a Cause then going on with every day life.

I encourage you to attend a School of Jai event in the future. We welcome you and hope your heart can be moved to building a community in Charlotte that our future seeds can be proud of.

If Charlotte keeps disappointing you, then you've got to be the change. See you soon!

LinSun

Posted by Linsun Rising on 12/08/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

They are going to be burning that hay for warmth before January is over.

Posted by Truth or Consequences on 12/02/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “O.N.E. Charlotte pushes for restorative justice in CMS

These folks are pissing into a fan.

CMS isn't going to change. They are too much in love with their own power to influence our children.

Posted by Truth or Consequences on 12/02/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Don't go to the benefit mentioned. It promotes cultural appropriation. Give the money you'd spend to ocetisakowincamp.org instead. We don't need middlemen. If you're willing to participate in theft of culture, what else are you willing to steal? We're already fighting theft of land and water security. HUGELY disappointed in Charlotte, yet again.

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Posted by Desiree Kane on 11/30/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Don't go to the benefit mentioned. It promotes cultural appropriation. Give the money you'd spend to ocetisakowincamp.org instead. We don't need middlemen. If you're willing to participate in theft of culture, what else are you willing to steal? We're already fighting theft of land and water security. HUGELY disappointed in Charlotte, yet again.

Posted by Desiree Kane on 11/30/2016 at 6:52 PM

Re: “A discussion with seven protesters who have faced down Trump and arenas full of supporters

He won, get over it!What a bunch of sore losers, this is why trump won! Professional protesting is not a career. if you give the man a chance ,like obama received he may do well. wake up children Get a life besides protesting,

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Posted by habib on 11/11/2016 at 4:46 AM

Re: “No Really, He's A Racialist

Theres Racism from slavery and it continues to thrive today. One party isn't much better than the other. Their different, not better and both bring a unique skill. The two party system will refuse to work together, whoever together, who has the best skill at the the time should be the one used. We Have enough problems to use everyone's skill with no one taking credit but to get the job done.This original system has put one against each another, further apart. If We continue this country will continue to whither, no matter who's in office Thinking one party can solve all the problems. Together We solve most problems. Unfortunately people oppose this type of thinking for personal or group affliation gain so sad no matter how well off you're.It's about others too, not about some &, not others.
The Bend is toward the one party, oneself, and who can benefit each other, greed. excluding Others, We have too come off the ego, power, greed,& financial trip. Then We can live & come together and erase separatism, and today's slavery through hatred and money.

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Posted by oldschool on 11/01/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Greed seen as the church's top problem — so why isn't Elevation angrier at pastor's excess?

What you need to do is leave this situation alone, because as I know for a fact even poor church's withold their pastor salaries from public view. In fact, it is the norm in most churches to not discuss salary. How much do you make since you don't think it is offensive to ask questions like this.

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Posted by gmanhum on 10/18/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Middle of October is here and no sign of Tommy's Pub. It's dead.

Posted by BobJ on 10/14/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

the first responder is lame.sonny,afscme union

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Posted by Edward Williams on 10/03/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Death of Charlotte biker brings cycling community together

I've came across this Article because a few nights ago me & my mother saw a ghostly shadow like figure in the sugar creek area around 11 o clock pm the figure was on a bike (with no reflection from our lights you could not see the rims or any features of the figure) riding along side a train where they are currently doing construction. The figure rode along the drivers side where my mom was close to the car and disappeared (i didn't see it but she saw it and it frightened her) and reappeared in the middle of the passing train.. rode alongside and disappeared again. i was wondering if the person died on the tracks but i found not articles relating to a cyclist or train death other than this article considering this man rode in that area it could've been this popular cyclist. I've heard if you keep a significant item of a person who died in a traumatic way they get trapped between worlds & wander. RIP to this gentleman i hope his spirit finds its way.

Posted by destiny brown on 09/25/2016 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Rev. Robin Tanner hopes to reframe religion in the Bible Belt

You look 14 on TV. Your voice sounds like a 15 year old. Your views sound like my 16 year old granddaughter. Change your hairstyle to make you look your actual age. Get a voice coach to improve the sound. Think views through before speaking.

Posted by Kathryn Lynch on 09/23/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

Dearest Elias:

Unlike voting, which is a constitutional right, flying, banking, driving, cashing checks, and picking up checks of any kind are personal privileges. Furthermore, if you get sick days, pay raises, a minimum wage, vacation pay, and health benefits on your job, you got them because of the American labor unions.

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Posted by Vanita on 09/17/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

they are promoting that you don't need a photo ID to vote....is this suppose to be a good thing? you need a photo ID for virtually everything you do in life like flying, driving, banking, picking up or cashing your welfare check, etc...but you don't need an ID to vote. A good friend of mine use to say "unions represent the lame and lazy". I guess this a perfect example.

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Posted by Elias Bettencort on 09/16/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

The required amount of toilets varies based on the type of occupant. A bar requires more toilets than a retail shop or office. For any commercial building permit a toilet calculation is required to show there are enough toilets to meet the occupant load. In this case if you put a new bar where an office or store was and the restrooms are shared with other tenants then all of those occupant loads are added together and it appears as though it resulted in the need for (1) new male and (1) new female. To comply with the current NC building code the male/female designations are required. If you run across an establishment that has restroom signage making all restrooms unisex they made that change after they opened for business.

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Posted by CheersTommys! on 09/08/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Thanks for the reply, however why would there be "confusion and miscommunication" when the text of the bill is right there on the NCGA website?

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2/Bills/House/PDF/H2v4.pdf

Do you see any language in there that applies to the restrooms at private establishments? I do not. Did you contact Dan Bishop, the Charlotte attorney who was HB2's primary sponsor, if he envisioned HB2 being applied to private establishments?

As a Libertarian I want to see private establishments have control over their property. So I'm 100% supportive of the places that have put up their "our bathroom is open to everybody" signs. But I think it's pretty irresponsible to portray HB2 as either prohibiting restaurants/bars like Tommy's from building unisex bathrooms or forcing them to build three, when nothing in the language of the legislation as signed into law could be construed as containing such a

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Dork Knight, I did put some thought into that before going to print, but I respectfully disagree with your take on it. I simply wanted to show an example of the confusion and miscommunication that's led to delays in opening a new location.

The bathroom issue and the fact that he thought he needed to build two more led to major delays in opening this spot. It's what he believed was needed, regardless of whether it was. That's why I confirmed with code enforcement and clearly reported that HB2 had not had any effect on how occupancy affects bathrooms. Definitely no "political posturing" intended.

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Posted by RyanPitkin3 on 09/07/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

HB2 has no effect on private bathrooms. Incredibly irresponsible for CL's editor to needlessly spread fear and inject ignorant political posturing into an otherwise-enjoyable article about a small business overcoming ad

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Do something new. A "dive bar" doesn't just pop up instantly. Letting Tommy's Pub just die would be the most respectful thing to do in this situation. Are those twins still involved with The Dirty Hippie? Ask them what a good name for a new bar would be.

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Posted by Sir Purr on 09/07/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab ­— how do they compare?

From what I've read, Uber is increasingly involved in arranging the financing and/or leasing of the cars. It is a way for people who lack the credit history to buy a new car to get one for non-uber uses. Traditional car leases are a trap for an uber driver - they get the income upfront without realizing running the wheels off a leased car will kill them at the end of the lease. Uber announced a partnership with Hertz a month or two ago where Hertz will lease cars for $180 a week (including insurance) without a mileage charge

Some uber drivers keep driving even though they are unhappy because they obligated themselves to pay uber each week for the car.

Posted by Fred Stiening on 08/22/2016 at 5:55 PM

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