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Re: “An Open Letter to the President

My letter will follow yours to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Posted by Mae Oakes on 07/07/2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “An Open Letter to the President

I got your back Meg. Whatever I can do!

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Posted by TheUrbanDilemma on 07/07/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Housing First once drew doubts, but it's hard to argue with results

What this organization has done is truly outstanding and they should be commended to the highest degree. Homeless people matter a great deal and should be treated with the same zeal as any other group looking for freedom. Homelessness could happen to anybody in an instant. All who are recipients of this level of care are extremely grateful. Keep up the good work. With that being said however I just wish the scattered site portion of the program had better options or more diversity in living quality. I know, "you take what you can get, be grateful and hush". I get that but some of the units have serious mold issues and one unit has a busted sewer pipe under the floor.The scattered sites are usually in low income area's and some of the living spaces need serious upgrades. Never the less, when it rains, a person has a dry place to stay and no more back pack everywhere not to mention a drastic reduction in run in's with the cops. It is truly a chance to start over and get on with the business of living. When the residents of Charlotte see that there's some good in most people, maybe other area's of this town will extend a hand of welcome.

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Posted by last chance on 07/03/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Charlotte hiker prepares to make second coastal trek in memory of his father

Peace and love, Matthew!!

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Posted by Debbie Caton on 06/30/2016 at 9:42 PM
Posted by Joshua Townsend on 06/29/2016 at 6:59 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: “Is online dating to blame for Nikki McPhatter's death?

The police and prosecutors dropped the ball...this was a scam from the beginning. As soon as he got her pin it was all over. They may have done it before due to the fact of meeting on the internet. Thier explanation of why and how it happened along with the sentencing makes no sense.

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Posted by auntina on 06/21/2016 at 2:16 AM

Re: “A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte

As a black gay man that's a college educated professional (two degrees) and gainfully employed, I was disappointed with the gay nightlife options in Charlotte. There's a large black gay population in Charlotte (full of handsome black men) but most are not comfortable with their sexuality (super religious psychos) and there are not many quality gay places to go socialize like say in Atlanta, D.C., Dallas, L.A., NYC, and Houston. Which is why many gay men in Charlotte are always talking about leaving to other "gayer" cities.

I considered moving there but the lack of gay nightlife, weak black gay pride, the fact that Charlotte didn't feel like a major urban city to me which I wanted, and high number of closeted gays made me go to Dallas, TX.

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Posted by Will Comeaux on 06/11/2016 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

He's not a good man or person...

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Posted by What What on 06/07/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte

well it is 2016 and Charlotte is still boring. The city still has no black culture. Nurse mingle events are not fun. The hosts are not friendly are very cliquish, but they want you to come to their events.. :/ Other black events are empty such as free events at the Gantt and the black expo.
Blacks here seem to only wait for CIAA to do anything outside of their houses. Charlotte is still young and growing is what I keep hearing and I just don't believe it. All the city does is build apartments up and down south end and uptown (downtown). There is no retail at all.
Don't even think about being single here. That is the worst. Good luck getting someone to speak to you, especially if you don't look like an Instagram model (contour, fake hair, big drawn on eyebrows). The place sure is fake materialistic like Atlanta meaning folks are ballin on a KFC budget.

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Posted by Amilia on 06/04/2016 at 9:47 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

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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: “One of Charlotte's most historical music venues is in need of help

What do I have to do to get a job at The Milestone?! I'd travel the distance to work at a place like that

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Posted by Allicia Murphy on 05/28/2016 at 9:16 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!

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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

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

Put simply, Danica is a below average stock car driver on her best day, with above average funding. Unfortunately the latter has become more important as the sport has grown, to the point where drivers are chosen solely based on how much $ they can bring to the table. The old saying of Cup having 'the best 43 drivers (stock car) in the world' has never been less true than it is today (nevermind the fact that there's only 40 now).

Regarding her talents behind the wheel, she has an inability to communicate technically what she needs done to the car, leaving her CC to practically throw darts. This was also the case is IndyCar where her Andretti teammates were forced to set up her car for her as she was unable to do it herself. It's also why she moves onto a new one almost every year, leaving 2 Eurys, Gibson and Knost in her wake of mediocrity.

I remember at Phoenix in the fall of 2014 she was amazed to learn that adding/reducing wedge and 'turning the jack bolt' are the same thing. Then at the 2015 D500 she had to be told both in the Shootout and 500 that an Oil Temp of 290 is perfectly fine, and then got mad when her CC wouldn't take tape off the car (he didn't need to). Those are just 2 examples of very basic things that drivers learn in the 1st year in a stock car, yet she had gone several years oblivious to them.

Then there's her perpetual victim mentality coupled with almost always passing the blame onto others. How many other drivers have threatened to kick another in the balls just for racing them hard (as she did to Bowman)? Or wrecked themselves twice because they can't drive a loose racecar and then go up to the deemed offender (Hamlin) and shake them like a rag doll? How many males would get away with such antics with 0 retribution (either on track or off)?

This ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwyueQkHCts ) video when she missed pit-in, got a speeding penalty and missed her box at Dega is just another example of long dossier of what I'm talking about. Just like she wrecked Menard at Dega this year after she was about to miss her pit entrance and then proceeded to blame it on the team for not 'giving her priority' on the radio.

She whines all race long about drivers who she deems to be 'in her way' and references 'damn lappers' repeatedly, completely forgetting that she's usually one herself. At Kansas she actually had the gall to say how much the 78 'sucks' and how she 'hates racing with him', but the best part is that she said it as he was lapping her and dominating the race.

She claimed that Gibson was holding her back and requested that she get a new crew chief. Meanwhile, Gibson goes over to Kurt (along with her chassis(s) that she struggled in) and promptly wins two races and makes the Chase, while she continued to struggle with his CC and chassis(s). She did the same thing to Knost, and thus far her results are the same with her next soon-to-be-fired CC, finally getting her first top 15 of the year compliments of attrition at Dover. The same was true in Indycar, where she had a new lead engineer or strategist in practically every season she raced (despite having no idea of how to setup the cars herself).

Maybe, just maybe, Danica needs to put take a bigger responsibility behind the wheel, and up her work ethic. There were rumours that her NXS CC Eury JR was fired for questioning it years ago, and nothing has changed since then. I don’t know how much taking photos on the beach or in yoga poses helps you at the track, and the results are indicative of that. Driving a racecar isn’t just a weekend hobby like she’s done her entire life, her competition is always doing something to improve while she’s off having fun.

The common denominator to her struggles in her career isn't the equipment, the crew chief or her crew, it's the driver behind the wheel. Sooner or later she’s going to run out of people/things to blame, and the only person left will be in yoga prose with a dumbfounded look on their face.

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Posted by Foodie1 on 05/25/2016 at 10:08 PM

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