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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: News Feature

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

Re: “Underground midwives flout N.C. law to give moms-to-be more choices

I am from NC and conceived there. But thank God I moved to FL when I was 3 months into my pregnancy. I had a doula and 2 midwives. I did all of my prenatal care at The Palms Birth House instead of a regular OBGYN. I chose to be natural bc thats the way its always been meant to be. The US is the only country that teats pregnancy like an illness instead of a miracle. The birth house is safe and has a direct partnership with Boca Reginald Hospital (which advocates natural birth bscrein case of emergency. The birth house does a "high risk" screening before they begin any type of prenatal care. If you are low-risk they train you to prepare for your babybaby's birth the natural way... With water birth being an option for you also. I waa low risk but at 42 weeks my little guy still had not come and my amniotic fluid was drying up so I had to be checked into Boca Reginald Hospital. I was still able to deliver naturally and my midwives were both in the room along with a pro-natural dr. The problem is that drs say they support your choice to be natural but are quick to force interventions down your throat at the first sign of complication. I am supposed to be moving back to NC to marry the man of my dreams, but reading this article makes me 2nd guess settling there. I dont want to have to sneak around... I want to have all of my children the way God intended me to. No drugs, no knives just me, my doula, my midwife, my spouse, my baby and God. Women have been pushing out babies since before men started calling themselves drs. Let the women choose what they want! If something should go wrong then put it on their choice... Just like you would if they were at a hospital with some random dr on call in their room. Let us choose! And midwives make it all possible. I wouldnt want to put anyone in danger but if i should find myself pregnant and in nc i will choose midwifrey any and everyday.

Posted by LaDonna Letitia on 08/20/2016 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Charlotte Pride and Trans and Queer People of Color Collective clash on Pride Week priorities

Well, you know Isley... that is the point of the article... the disaffected groups aren't necessarily outsiders by their own choice but by the choice of the privileged or "in crowd".

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Posted by Ms Paige on 08/17/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Charlotte Pride and Trans and Queer People of Color Collective clash on Pride Week priorities

Dear CLCLT,

There are way too many rock throwers in our community; they actively seek out confrontation; they avoid involvement when there is amble opportunity; being an outsider in a choice; this is why Charlotte is the worst LGBT community in N.C. We make progress by working together in love; until we can do that; we will remain fractured...

Saddened, Isley Whitfield

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Posted by Isley on 08/17/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “What does a casino in the Charlotte area mean for the community?

Well ! here I go.

It's pretty likely NASCAR will be throwing in the towel.The racing at Charlotte Moter Speedway has gotten so boring the pidgeons refuse to rest their.
The area can support a Casino or two.There is plenty of everything already in place to service a large Project ie: water,electricity,refuge, sewer Parking,parking,parking,camping and shopping .

Posted by George 1 on 08/15/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

Dear readers,

I would like to thank Sam P. for pointing out the error on the map. After speaking with some folks who recreate on the sandbar, I have created a new map that I've asked Creative Loafing editors to run as a correction when they return to work on Monday. (If I could post it in this comment, I would.) The point on the map where those people say they hang out is, according to Google Maps' measuring tool, 797 feet away from the #5 marker on the map in the article.

As someone who also hangs out on the lake, though not on the sandbar -- as Sam P. pointed out, I don't seem welcomed there -- I have witnessed people recreating in the area of the #5 marker and have video footage of people hanging out there. I have also encountered several fishermen in that cove on several occasions.

My goal as a journalist is to inform, not to do any of the negative things Sam P. suggested. I am always happy to correct an article when warranted and welcome future correction suggestions.

With that, I will say that I am disappointed by the tone of Sam P.'s comments and the other accusations that he made which are unwarranted and mean-spirited. And, to correct him, the city has only commented on the treated drinking water, not on the safety of the sandbar or the sediment in the lake. To my knowledge, no one from the city, county, state or federal government is studying the sediment in the lake or the composition of the sandbar.

What I think would be good is if both NCDEQ and independent researchers conducted studies at the sandbar to clarify this issue.

Best regards,
Rhiannon Fionn

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Posted by Rhiannon Fionn 1 on 07/23/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

Rhiannon is a seasoned environmental journalist. She is founder, producer and director of the documentary Coal Ash Chronicles and is known as the Coal Ash Queen. So yeah, I'd say she's pretty much an authority on the subject matter. #Bye

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Posted by Jessy Hudgens Miličević on 07/22/2016 at 10:16 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

That's not the point chubs. The point is this is supposed to be a reporter or at least someone that is educated but it's convenient to stretch false things and misrepresent facts if it fits the goal . But I'm cool to go back and swim there and I'm sure hundred or so of us will be out this weekend and the city says it's safe so go ahead and come out . Meet us at the spot on this map first tho so you can see what a dumbass peice of shit this story is ok

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Posted by SAM P on 07/22/2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

So if you were swimming 1000 more feet away from where i dump acid into the water - tell me genius, are you going to keep swimming? Your logic is childish to call out something so trivial. Do some homework you sped case. Gosh, I hate uneducated dumbasses like you - use google you moron there is no excuse in this day and age for being so stupid!

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Posted by AverageJoe on 07/21/2016 at 8:06 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

Whatever high school intern wrote this story is lying about where the sandbar is actually it is at least another 1000 feet north out of that tiny picture but I guess nobody cares if you complain about environmental stuff

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Posted by Sam P on 07/21/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “What Makes An Art Crawl?

God help us all in Pageland, SC. Tim Griffin, Tim Cody, Tim Aldridge just to name some of his alias are destroying this small town. Still seeing the same posts like misappropriating funds, bullying, stealing, and absolute fraud. Tim doesn't have a A valid drivers license and it was Meil that watched his lover suffer not Kevin. It's all Public Record just look it up! That poor man Kevin is so innocent!!!!

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Posted by Pageland need help The Griffins are destroying our town on 07/14/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “What does a casino in the Charlotte area mean for the community?

It's a wonderful thing increase,it will help revenue and also put are historical city on the map.places must change with change comes expansion.

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Posted by James Jammie Quick on 06/25/2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Okay...Nascar Fans that are male and females: Let's be fair in compared Danica to all the other drivers in the Sport. Let's compare here to Stewart-Hass team mates. In the best of the best equipment she is barely better than Tony is after he's gotten older been broken up a few times in the last couple of years, etc. So, technically she's number 4 in the team. The Simple problem is she did not stay in Jr Motorsports long enough to learn anything...nuff said

Posted by Michael on 06/03/2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Sex trafficking survivor Jillian Mourning finds L.O.V.E.

Keep up your dreams darling. I am an inner city school teacher and your story is inspiring. I thought I recognized you from the Gold bond commercials with Shaq. I actually thought I spoke to you briefly at a Perfect 10 modeling function. Don't ever give up on your dreams. The reason im not. State Trooper today which was always my dream, is because one of my ex-girlfriend three years after we broke up on bad terms told me she was drugged and raped.I beat the guy with in an inch of his life and made him felt what it was like to be scared and helplessness. I think your organization is amazing and please keep up the good work. You rock babe!!!
Send me a friend request on Facebook :Brendan WB Reed.
Blessings to you

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Posted by Brendan Wb Reed on 06/03/2016 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Here's the bottom line about DP, her on track performance doesn't match the hype and media attention that she receives. It has nothing to do with her sex, it has everything to do with the media continuing to fawn over her despite the lack of her success in Nascar. Never has someone done so little with so much!

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Posted by Kevin on 05/27/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

But keep in mind that I am a racist and sexist prick when you read my comments. Trump 2016!

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Posted by Andrew McGibbon on 05/27/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Anitia hill did lie, i have never heard anyone express the idea that Nicole Simpson got what she deserved. Hillary is a corrupt as a politician can possibly be and likely a criminal. The most sexist politician since sufferage is Bill clinton, who is literally the textbook definition of secual harassment, likely even a rapist. Danica Patrick and I have something in common. Neither of us has ever won a NASCAR race. The difference between us is I have never been in a race. All of the other drivers you mentioned have done something Patrick hasn't managed. They've won races.patrick has a job for one reason only. She is an attractive woman.

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Posted by Andrew McGibbon on 05/27/2016 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Win a race.? Won't happen. Using her gender to inspire kids? Potty mouth, bikini model. Hardly inspiring.

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Posted by Paulr Tobeck on 05/27/2016 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Maybe this is meant as a humor column. It certainly bears no resemblance to reality. "What Patrick really needs now is a win." What I really need now is to win $50 million in the lottery. "The day Patrick finally wins a Sprint Cup race will draw tremendous media attention." The author apparently believes that Danica is actually capable of winning a race, even though she has not shown the slightest inkling of the ability to do so.

She may not be the worst driver in NASCAR, but most (males) who fail to perform at her level are searching for rides long before matters go as far as they have with Danica. The only reason she is still around is that she has used her self-described feminine attributes to attract sponsors, at the same time more promising drivers of both genders toil at lower levels or leave the sport. That is the true unfairness of the treatment Danica receives. She gets patience in abundance because she brings in money to SHR. Write about that Mr. Chadwin!

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Susan Olszyk on 05/26/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

I remember when lil princess sparkle pony came into the cup series.. at the announcement, when asked about what she planned for the season... she answered we are going to win a race and make the chase. she has not even come close to either of those things. I feel sorry for all the CC's and crew guys that have to deal with constant whiny and her blame game. she cant and wont take responsibility for anything that happens. if it wasnt for the $$$ behind her, she would be an after thought... trying to make a living in lower level sportscar racing.

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Posted by Scott on 05/26/2016 at 4:19 AM

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