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Re: “On a Small East Charlotte Street, a War is Waged on Women's Rights

Good article. I would say that we have made some significant progress in getting some of the ordinances enforced. Next is the blatant violation of the sound ordinance. People don't understand that decibel measurement is a logarithmic scale...sound waves are ten times more intense every 10 decibels you go up. Sound "loudness" goes up 2x for every 10 decibels. Therefore, when these anti abortion protesters regularly reach 30 decibels over the allowable limit of 75 decibels, the sound is EIGHT times higher than the allowable limit and 1,000x times more than the allowable sound wave limit. Maybe the police don't know this. They soon will.

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Posted by Diana on 03/15/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “On a Small East Charlotte Street, a War is Waged on Women's Rights

Thank you Mr. Pitkin for doing this issue justice. This has been a battle in Charlotte for a while and it is high time the public knew! If you would like to find our more about getting involved in ProChoice Charlotte (including clinic defense) Please join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2397520631…

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Posted by LeilaForbes on 03/15/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Mcalpine Ridge Apartments off Independence Blvd Has a lot off weird happenings in those apartments .the building I live in is right next to Mcalpine creek park.I live at Mcalpine ridge for some years and have had a few residents asking question about strange noises and seeing shadows .I've been watching television and it would all of the sudden unplug from the outlet .same with the stereos .and while taking a shower I alwayS leave the bath door open because there's a few spirits or ghost whatever you like to call passing on the other side off the shower curtain .my family very spiritual .I had to get a cat .they don't like cats for some reason

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Posted by felorodriquez23 on 03/09/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Shooters in school

All that's bs coming from someone who took a gun to school who is now a successful sbo guns are for protection I kept one Cuz white kids are knownot to shoot schools now they have to be protected from police

Posted by Rahmelle Dingle El on 03/09/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Ordinary Folks Are Helping Those Who Fall Through the Cracks of Charlotte's Mental Health System

So long as any newspaper participates in lending credence to a "stigma" or to people who voice one, it is acting irresponsibly.

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Posted by Harold Maio on 03/08/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Youths found at the border fleeing violence are now being returned to the flames

I am so ashamed of the new lows we seem to be facing in this country. How can we be allowing these young people to be hunted down like this, when all they want is a life free from harrassment from gangs in their own countries. They seek safety in America, with their families. They are in school, working hard to build a good future for themselves and their families. And in come the authorities, scaring the daylights out of everybody. How can we be so cruel? Unless we are 100% American Indian, our ancestors were once in their shoes. Have we no mercy?

Shock and Awe. That's our motto. I've long believed that if America falls, it won't be from foreign enemies, but rather from within.

Every time ICE goes into one of our schools to arrest one of these young people, they throw so many friends and family members into turmoil and the youngstesr wind up in federal detention where they live in shocking conditions. ICE is well-named, because it is cold and unfeeling. Remember Jesus' words: When you do this to the least of these, you do it unto Me.

Al and Rosemary Hubbard
Lincolnton

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Posted by Allen Hubbard on 03/06/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “All Aboard the Hydrogen Train

Now it's 2017 and Germany has ordered 40 Coradia iLint hydrail trains from Alstom Transport of Paris, who with Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and others formed the Hydrogen Council at the World Evonomic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The North German state of Schleswig-Holstein wii be all hydrail by 2025. Stan Thompson

Posted by publicus redux on 02/28/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Street Stories

Sardis Road is named after an ancient city from the Bible. Possibly one or two immigrants from the Northeast US assume it has a connection to a deli in New York

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Posted by Fred Stiening on 02/27/2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Local Woman Calls Out TV News Crew for Invasion of Privacy

Joe Pamilla, Julie Szulczewski and Mark Becker... does not surprise me in the least.
I guess when you're used to unethical behavior, it's not hard to "stand by it." Shameful.

Posted by jOE on 02/23/2017 at 2:38 AM

Re: “Charles Easley Is Bringing Nerdy Black

So proud to know this profound and talented man!

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Posted by D Barbara Mcwhite on 02/15/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Gnome Man

Very interesting. I am a collector and was wondering how tom is doing.

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Posted by Joan on 02/12/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Everybody Needs Somebody, Even the Nacho Slobs

This reads like a window into a dysfunctional relationship spurred forward by passive aggressiveness and disrespect. You both seem to feed off the dysfunction, instead on working it. You're a nice couple, and I wish you the best, but some counseling may help flesh these issues out. Passive aggressiveness can rot a relationship apart from the inside.

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Posted by Concerned on 02/09/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Street Stories

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Bunclody Drive ? It shares its name with a town that I come from in Ireland. Who ever named it must have an association too!???

Posted by fergal on 02/04/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Charlotte's Matron Saint of Music and More, Mary Virginia Federal, Turns 100

Kindest woman I know, Happy 100th Birthday Aunt Mary Virginia!

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Posted by Mandy Buckley Ratzloff on 01/25/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Matron Saint of Music and More, Mary Virginia Federal, Turns 100

Mrs. Federal does make you feel like you are a part of her family, as KIN you would call it . I wish her a wonderful Birthday to a woman who has the heart bigger than Ireland and Charlotte put together! Happy 100th Birthday.

love ya, Diane Warner

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Posted by Diane Warner on 01/25/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Charlotte School of Law is not doing itself any favors

>> The school has an estimated 1,300 students, nearly 1,000 of which rely on federal student aid.

And therein lies the problem... these for-profit schools (Phoenix, DeVry, Kaplan, etc.) get a massive amount of their funding from taxpayers.

Posted by Garth Vader on 01/15/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Students learn disrespecting teachers goes unpunished

I teach many different ages. Some students have excellent parents that instill good manners, which leads to respectful behavior in the classroom, but many of my students are "volatile, sensitive, arrogant, disrespectful and combative" as the author pointed out. The big ego trip that America is going through stems from the rubbish media (movies, books, tv shows, etc.) that has polluted the minds of the younger generations. Nowadays, it's "hot, sexy, and alluring" to dress like a prostitute. Women are prostitutes and men are programmed to be attracted to that. No value is placed on intelligence and the journey to obtain knowledge. Class, elegance, and quality has taken a long, if not permanent, vacation. The bottom line is I think this enormous disrespect in schools is going to get worse. Hence, I am moving out of the country. America had its run. I'm moving to Europe were elegance and respect for educators is still a normality.

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Posted by Belle on 01/11/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “A recent surge in violent crime has Plaza Midwood residents asking what can be done

Thanks for this. Alcohol is a huge factor in awareness of your surroundings and is not mentioned here.

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Posted by your neighboor that goes to bed early on 01/05/2017 at 10:34 AM

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

Know what's worse than being in a boring city? Being around fellow blacks who only talk about what they do for a living and undergrad. No wonder Charlotte sucks.

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Posted by Blaine Evans on 12/18/2016 at 12:10 PM

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

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

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