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

2 Tim. 3: 1-5,7,13 : "This know also, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,, despisers of those who are good, traitors, highminded, lovers of pleasures, more than lovers of God. Having a form of Godliness(is that you?) but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2 Tim.3:16-17 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS; THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THOROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.

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Posted by sensetalk54 on 02/23/2016 at 1:32 AM

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

It is good that you want to help people. But in order to help them, you must be truthful with them. Just curious, Are you doing ministry or counseling? Were you called to be a clergy? You studied buddhism, so do you really think that there is a reincarnation of a human being returning as an animal or plant? What doctrine are you preaching? Do you not realize that every human being will stand before God one day? Do you not know that so called pastors, preachers and reverends will be judged more strictly than everybody else. Are you prepared to take what you are spreading and place it before a loving and just God, who must punish sin, after he sent his son to die, and his son is rejected? Are you really prepared for that? What are you doing with Jesus? yes preach in the name of God's love, but also preach that there will be a judgement one day and that judgement is based on what God's word says, not what man thinks. Please do not use the phrase haTERS, FEARMONGERS. You yield yourself to the Holy Spirit. Do not be the group of people that 2 Tim. 4: 1-4 in the Bible talks about. Share the sin breaking message of Jesus Christ.

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Posted by sensetalk54 on 02/23/2016 at 1:19 AM

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

Atlantic City can trace is decline more to bad government management than to the casinos...

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Posted by Eagle 1 on 02/21/2016 at 6:27 PM

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

If the casinos target the poor then why are they so many well dress people in them with flashy clothes and a lot of jewelry. With the job that will be coming to the area, maybe the poor want be poor any longer. I say lets go with it. I would rather travel an hour to King Mountain than 3 hours to Cherokee. If people rice or poor want to gamble they will find a way to get to a casino. Just save us some money on the gas.

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Posted by Timandjean Freeze on 02/21/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The HRC North Carolina Gala gives staff, volunteers a chance to reflect on progress, raise funds and party

Thanks to you, Crystal, and to all the hard workers at the HRC for continuing to fight for the rights of LBGT citizens. We've come so far in my lifetime; I can't believe the strides we have made in acceptance, visibility, and normalcy allowing me and others to live free.

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Posted by Sheryl Manning on 02/18/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Feds step in at crime-ridden strip mall in Charlotte

They just need me to come out there and cut a fart, then they all be gone.

Posted by yunannamus on 02/14/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Muslims in Charlotte: Islam is here, and it would like to be your neighbor.

rakim,public enemy are not muslim but 5 percenters and no there have been very few wars in name of christianity

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Posted by James on 02/07/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “How a syringe exchange program could help make addicts, residents and police officers safer

Thank you CL for covering this important issue, and thank you Brent Tate for advocating for the health of your community!!

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Posted by Loftin Gregory Wilson on 02/04/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “How a syringe exchange program could help make addicts, residents and police officers safer

Great job Brent! So glad to see this information published!

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Posted by Melissa Epps on 02/04/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “How a syringe exchange program could help make addicts, residents and police officers safer

Thanks for fixing the Heroin exchange error in your article

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Posted by Robert Childs on 02/04/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “How a syringe exchange program could help make addicts, residents and police officers safer

Great article! Thanks for publishing.

I do have one correction though. North Carolina recently passed two laws that allow people to declare syringes to law enforcement prior to search without being charged for either the syringe or the residue inside the syringe. HB850 in 2013 and HB 712 in 2015 http://www.nchrc.org/law-enforcement/ncs-new-needlestick-prevention-law-hb-850/

That being said, syringe exchange programs are still needed to help connect people who struggle with addiction to treatment and social services.

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Posted by Tessie Castillo on 02/04/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “How a syringe exchange program could help make addicts, residents and police officers safer

Syringe exchange programs are one of the most effective public health interventions for decreasing the transmission rates of HIV and other blood borne diseases such as hepatitis C, as well as connect users to treatment and other important needs such as housing or food assistance.

In states with legalized syringe exchange programs, people who use injection drugs turn in their used or “dirty” needles in exchange for unused, clean needles.

By expanding access to clean syringes and ensuring a safe way to dispose of bio-hazardous materials, syringe exchange programs create safer environments for the community at large. Additionally, syringe exchange programs are shown to lead to a 66% reduction in needle-stick injury to law enforcement.

While it is a common myth that syringe exchange programs encourage, enable or increase drug use, as well as crime, decades of research from organizations including the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association, show that syringe exchange programs do none of those. In fact, many studies demonstrate that syringe exchange programs decrease drug use by connecting otherwise marginalized people to treatment. It is estimated that syringe exchange program participants are five times more likely to enter drug treatment than non-participants.

What about North Carolina and Syringe Exchange?

In North Carolina, syringe exchange is prohibited due to a statute against the distribution of items that could be used as drug paraphernalia. However, people across North Carolina, including members of law enforcement, public health departments, substance use treatment centers, physicians, pharmacists and community members are mobilizing to change that.

As heroin use rates rise precipitously, acute hepatitis C cases nearly tripled from 2010 to 2014. It is imperative that North Carolina take steps to address the twin epidemics of drug overdose death and hepatitis C, as well as provide people who use drugs with addiction treatment options.

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Posted by Robert Childs on 02/04/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “A day in one of Charlotte's most popular sex boutiques

I love this Brianna Daniels woman. I'm gonna go just so I can meet her...and buy some stuff of course.

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Posted by Brandy Alexandria on 02/03/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Remembering Infamy: The life and crimes of Rae Carruth — 10 years later

Do u think I care if u dont or not its my opinion

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Posted by Izey Lundy Mclean on 01/31/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Remembering Infamy: The life and crimes of Rae Carruth — 10 years later

He should have got life 😊

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Posted by Izey Lundy Mclean on 01/31/2016 at 1:44 PM

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

Shaun writes:

"Nothing impacts the poor more than spending money on the lottery."

You do realize that nobody holds a gun to the head of lottery ticket buyers, right? Whereas the state does hold a figurative gun to the head of the poor in the form of taxation. As Sinead O'Connor said, "fight the real enemy".

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Posted by Garth Vader on 01/28/2016 at 11:05 AM

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

This group against the new resort and restaurants is religiously motivated and believes strongly, that the US government should be controlled by the church. These are the remnants of family ideas left behind after the British were defeated at Kings Mountain, Guilford Courthouse and abandoned/retreated from Charlottesburg (called Charlotte today).

The families and values still live here today and strongly support a single church controlling the government. Obviously, the calls of lottery tickets being Satan's work and allowing it, or wine at restaurants, have systemically been defeated. One by one, their calls of a ripped open society due to allowing the lottery or wine in restaurants have been defeated at the polls.

No one religion will ever again be allowed to legally control this country. Our voting poll is on change dot or if you would like to vote for the new resort.

Sincerely, Martin CJ Mongiello

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Posted by Martin Cj Mongiello on 01/28/2016 at 7:29 AM

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

Can the same genius who states that this promotes inequality and impacts the poor negatively realize that we promote the lottery in this state? Nothing impacts the poor more than spending money on the lottery. People are already driving a ton to go to Harrahs in Cherokee. This project would promote tourism and create jobs around Kings Mountain. Gambling will always be a part of our society. We might as well monetize on it.

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Posted by Shaun on 01/27/2016 at 3:58 PM

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

Charlotte and Kings mountain would benefit greatly from that new casino. People from far distances will travel to the area and spend a great amount of money on hotels, restaurants etc.
To think that crime and more drug abuse will arise in the area is baloney. That group are religious conservatives who lack any open mind. geez

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Posted by toneloc1 on 01/27/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Millennial candidate brings fresh ideas to west Charlotte

28 years old. I am sure she brings a wealth of experience that will help guide Mecklenburg through all of its social and financial issues.

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Posted by The Great Gazoo on 01/24/2016 at 11:14 AM

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