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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs & Podcasts: The CLog

Re: “Protesters picket EDM event 'Pow Wow'

The original use and meaning of Native American headdress has evolved over the last 180 years of cultural appropriation. Now, music festival goers are under attack for style-copying the war bonnet. The anti-headdress drumbeat shouts false claims of genocide & racism, and unnecessarily attempts to create villains and guilt.

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Posted by Call Out on 07/31/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “CONTEST: Win tickets to see Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight

My ex done it this way!

Posted by dcriscoe on 07/31/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “CONTEST: You're so Charlotte if ...

You're so Charlotte you think it's a great city.

Posted by ral on 07/31/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Charlotte Uber rider complains of … spider bites?

You contact the company and a car comes to your location and transports you to your destination then you give the driver money. By what twisted logic is that NOT a taxi? Why should the drivers not be regulated the same as other taxis?

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Posted by DLP on 07/31/2014 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Charlotte Uber rider complains of … spider bites?

A little tip for Ms. McKenzie,

Being an "alternative newsweekly" means putting in a little more legwork than copying and pasting a link and a quote from a Chamber Of Commerce mouthpiece like the Business Journal. I hope you didn't bill your employer for the 45 seconds it took to compose this drivel.

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Posted by ODB on 07/30/2014 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

What John said. and I'd also add the suggestion that people sharing & voicing outrage over photos of bloodied children blown to bits are contributing to a Hamas propaganda campaign is infuriating. I guess we should all just be quiet and look the other way? Here's a better idea - if Israel thinks images of maimed & dead children pose a PR risk, then perhaps they should stop blowing up children.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 07/30/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Charlotte Uber rider complains of … spider bites?

I wonder how many complaints the local cab companies have had filed on them in the past year that the ridesharing companies have been operating here? But it's ok, don't bother doing any research, just rewrite the article for us.

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Posted by Wyndham Manning on 07/30/2014 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Charlotte Uber rider complains of … spider bites?

Yes because as we all know, yellow cabs are models of sterility and cleanliness.

Face it, the market has found a way to circumvent the government imposed monopoly of surly and overpriced yellows, and the politicians and bureaucrats are going nuts over the loss of the bribe system (hello Patrick Cannon and million-dollar NYC taxi "medallions").

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Posted by Uber Uber Yellow on 07/30/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Both sides agree marriage equality won’t be an issue in N.C. in 2016

"it’s going to be very important for the Republicans in this country to not bash the Supreme Court and to not politicize an issue of law.”

except for the ACA, of course ...

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Posted by Jeff Brown on 07/30/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “'I don't know Hamas, I know hummus'

Possibly the only thing worth reading on this entire site. Great column

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Posted by Anna on 07/30/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “First Drip (7/29/14): Equality prevails in Virginia, third of Americans delinquent on debt, more

Slash unemployment benefits. Increase sales taxes on items purchased by middle class and poor. Eliminate tax credits that were designed to help the working poor and retired people. Observe increase in debt turned over to collection. Who could have predicted that?

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Posted by DLP on 07/30/2014 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Budget miscalculations could affect teacher raises

I wonder how long it will take the Republicans to realize that the state couldn't afford the giant tax cut for millionaires that they passed. I wonder how many voters realize that the giant "tax cut" actually INCREASED the income tax paid by the working poor and retired people and the sales taxes paid by us all.

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Posted by DLP on 07/30/2014 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Both sides agree marriage equality won’t be an issue in N.C. in 2016

Blind partisan sheep keep claiming that Amendment 1 was passed by a majority of citizens of NC. The fact is that the Republican Legislature put it on the primary ballot instead of the general election because the polls were showing that it wouldn't have enough votes to pass. They therefor put it on the Primary ballot where several Republicans were competing for the nomination and the Democrats had an incumbent running unopposed. They knew that few Democrats and almost no independents would turn out for an election that didn't really involve them. It was a slimy political move, and it still only barely passed. I'm surprised that it was even legal. I dare you to put it on the general election ballot and test how North Carolinians REALLY feel about it. But then I suspect you already know.

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Posted by DLP on 07/29/2014 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

I agree that Israel, like any country, has a right to defend itself. But as is usually the case with Israel under Nuttin'-Yahoo, the "defense" is all out of proportion. Israel's completely disproportionate attack on Gaza is not justified in any way, shape or fashion by a few missiles being launched against them. You don't plow through densely populated cities like some mechanized nightmare because you've lost a few people in rocket attacks. It's as if you were hit on the head by a rock and you retaliated by blowing the other person's head off, tearing down his house -- and then killing his family too. Or, to use the "eye for an eye" argument, what the Israeli government is doing is tantamount to blinding a whole neighborhood because one of your eyes was snatched out. Enough already.

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Posted by John Grooms on 07/29/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “CONTEST: Win tickets to see Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight

I've had better. (Yikes!)

Posted by JULIEJULES on 07/29/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

Brendan, we could spend another half-century arguing as to the merits of having established the State of Israel following the Holocaust, and we could do the same about the wisdom of the way in which the Western powers, mainly Great Britain and France, divided up the entire world from Northern Africa, across the Middle East to what is now Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, etc., irrespective of tribal and religious differences going back millennia - or we could move forward, once and for all. Israel is not going away. Neither are the people we now call Palestinians - or Arabs, or Muslims. The only thing that will solve the problem is when everyone accepts that all have a right to exist, and to live as independent people in their own states - with issues such as boundaries (and rights for minorities) decided by peaceful means, not violence. When ALL parties are ready to accept that, you'll be amazed how quickly there will be a resolution. At this moment, that is not the reality of the situation.

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Posted by Jerry on 07/28/2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

Israel was a concept before it became a State and today is a State like no other.
In fact it is the only Country in the World that does not define its borders in its Constitution and is now ready to expand its territory through the use of any means.
The conspiracy is not a theory.
The next World War is already a done deal behind the backs of all people which will be forced to fight for their own Countries in their obligation as citizens.

This War will be inevitable and come by surprise.
It will be the excuse to completely abolish the concept of Equality and all human rights associated with it, celebrating the rise of one "chosen people" so to weave Religions with their plot.

The only possibility to counter this global threat is for Humankind to drop all its borders and to become like One single Country.
Beyond any possible excuse of Religion or other, the Conflict must be defined from the beginning only pro or against Equality (and not Western versus Eastern block).

The strategy of this conspiracy is "Divide and Conquer" and the solution begins with a new concept of Equality that is defined by a new discovery:

To recognize Wavevolution is to also recognize a sort of Equality which is neither financial nor Equality between man and woman but it is instead the Respect of a newly found common origin reflected in a new system of values sculptured in a new set of rules.

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Posted by Ettore Greco on 07/28/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

"I have LOTS of Muslim friends!"
*cue xenophobic diatribe*

Saved you a read.

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Posted by Wyndham Manning on 07/28/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Photos of bloodied Palestinian children are 'flat-out propaganda'

Maybe they could start by allowing the people to return to the land that they kicked them off. Allow them to live in a world where they do not have to ration water food and power. Or they could try knocking down the wall that they have caged them behind. Honest question, do you think it was okay for the Jewish settlers to force-ably remove the people from a land they had lived on for generations so that they could have it for themselves? I'm genuinely curious and don't want to start a row. Thanks.

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Posted by Brendan on 07/28/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Question the Queen City: The Loomis Fargo ‘Hillbilly Heist’

Actually, Jeff Hahne, according to the police report, the breast implants were done before the robbery and the 'Velvet Elvis' was part of the existing decor that was in the house when purchased. Thanks for adding your thoughts. :-)

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Posted by David Aaron Moore on 07/25/2014 at 4:15 PM

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