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  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win [Federal Judge Perversion of Law]

    08/27/2016 11:18:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | 8/27/16 | JONATHAN DREW and EMERY P. DALESIO
    A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come...
  • Math Shows Trump Can Still Win: All He Needs is a few Undecided Voters In Battleground States

    08/26/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Published: Aug 26, 2016 7:39 a.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump now needs a swing of only 3 to 4 percentage points in key battleground states to win this election. The rule is simple: Throw lots of mud and see what sticks. It works. For instance, Trump just called for a “special prosecutor” to investigate the Clinton Foundation: It made for a good headline . The key issue here is how Trump is polling in context. He has just gone through almost a month of terrible campaign news. Yet he remains within a 4-point swing of winning in battleground states. That should be terrifying for Team Clinton. No wonder...
  • Deaf man shot dead by police 'while using sign language'

    08/23/2016 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    ITV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    Police allegedly shot dead a deaf man outside his front door as he tried to communicate with them in sign language. Officers in North Carolina had attempted to pull over 29-year-old Daniel Harris last Thursday for speeding, according to NBC. But instead of slowing down, Mr Harris continued on his way home. One witness reported Mr Harris was then shot and killed "almost immediately" after exiting his vehicle". The witness said it appeared the victim had attempted to communicate with an officer via sign language when he was fired on outside of his home.
  • State trooper shoots dead an unarmed deaf mute father

    08/22/2016 6:34:21 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 98 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Aug 22,2016 | Khalida Rahman
    A North Carolina state trooper shot dead a deaf and mute man who was apparently trying to communicate using sign language after he was pulled over for a speeding violation. Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, a father to a four-year-old boy, was killed just feet from his home in Charlotte by trooper Jermaine Saunders on Thursday evening. Police say Saunders tried to pull Harris over for a speeding violation on Interstate 485 at around 6.15pm, but the driver led authorities on a brief pursuit before stopping. Officials said that's when the driver got out of his car and an encounter took...
  • Army deserter gets tens of thousands in benefits after faking war wounds

    08/21/2016 2:32:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2016
    <p>An Army deserter from North Carolina is facing federal charges for allegedly receiving tens of thousands of dollars in veteran benefits by faking war wounds and military honors.</p> <p>Roy Lee Ross, Jr., 64, of Morganton, N.C., is accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by using the name of another Army veteran, according to the Charlotte Observer.</p>
  • Trump to Speak at Historic Black Church on Sunday

    08/21/2016 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21,2016 | Joe Hoft
    The historic Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting Donald Trump on Sunday. The church leaders said on CNN that “Supporting Hillary Clinton for President is like being with an abusive ex-spouse” will host Donald Trump on Sunday morning. Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina welcomed Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law and wife to Eric Trump, to the church on August 7th. The church has undergone intense media challenges since announcing their support for Trump.
  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • Outrage at NC college as 'white, male, Christian able-bodied and straight' students are told...

    08/20/2016 6:42:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 20, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    A North Carolina university became embroiled in controversy on Friday after a student group posted a 'privilege board' on campus which calls on white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender people to 'check their privilege.' Students at Appalachian State University notice the board when they enter Plemmons Student Union, a major campus hub that has allowed the incendiary board to remain in place since last semester. The board's existence, which was first reported last year by the web site Campus Reform, has conservatives outraged over what they perceive as the singling out of one religious group as well as the imposition...
  • Teen Trump fan, ejected from Charlotte rally, says he was profiled

    08/20/2016 3:31:52 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 124 replies
    SF Gate | Anne Doss Helms
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An 18-year-old Charlotte, N.C., college student who was ejected from Thursday's Donald Trump rally says he went from avid backer to disillusioned opponent after Trump's security accused him of being a known protester. Jake Anantha, who registered as a Republican and cast his first primary vote for Trump, was wearing a Trump shirt when police removed him from the Charlotte Convention Center before the rally began. He and his father, Ramesh Anantha, say they believe he was profiled because of his dark skin. "It's unbelievably ironic," said Ramesh Anantha, whose parents emigrated from India. He says his...
  • Trump: I regret sometimes saying ‘the wrong thing’

    08/18/2016 9:35:04 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 27 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 08/18/2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Speaking today in Charlotte, North Carolina Donald Trump presented a different tone, admitting he had made mistakes at times and said “the wrong thing.” Opening his speech with a discussion of the devastating flooding in Louisiana, Trump said, “I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them in these difficult hours.” After a brief discussion of the economy and terrorism, Trump offered a kind of extended apology for some of the statements he has made during the campaign. “I’m not a politician,” Trump said. He continued, “I’ve worked in business, created a...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Charlotte, NC 8/18/16

    08/18/2016 5:05:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 8/18/2016 | Donald Trump
    Thursday, August 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET.
  • Why so shy? Trump blasts M-4 rifle at targets before meeting police – and even hits two bullseyes

    08/18/2016 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 51 replies
    Donald Trump fired off an M-4 rifle on Thursday as he took his 'law and order' appeal to a gun range at a North Carolina police lodge. But his campaign team wouldn't release a photo he took with police officers who joined him at the shooting range, and individual officers weren't allowed to shoot their own pictures with the presidential candidate, an officer told DailyMail.com. Early reviews are that Trump was right on target when he aimed and fired. 'He fired several shots. I saw two for-sure bullseyes. At the distance we were I couldn’t tell you there wasn’t more,'...
  • Live:Donald Trump August 18, 2016: Charlotte, NC at 7:30 PM ET

    08/18/2016 12:03:58 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 910 replies
    Thursday, August 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET. Charlotte, NC Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center
  • Are we watching the demise of the Solid South?

    08/17/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Election Projection ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Elliott
    Over the last 30 years or so, one aspect of presidential elections has been pretty consistent. The GOP nominee usually doesn’t have to break a sweat to carry the southern states. From 1980 through 2004, with two notable exceptions – Jimmy Carter’s home state of Georgia in 1980 and a few states during southern-boy Bill Clinton’s two runs – Republicans enjoyed complete dominance in the swath of states from Virginia to Texas That may be changing. This year’s battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is unusual to say the least. Not in my lifetime have two candidates with unfavorables...
  • Trump recruiting 'election observers' to scout for fraud

    08/17/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    Donald Trump is getting pro-active about concerns the White House race could be “rigged” against him, by recruiting “election observers” to help monitor the vote, though details of the program are unclear -- and are raising concerns about potential Election Day confrontations.
  • Tim Kaine: U.S. Behind Some Muslim Countries in Electing Women

    08/17/2016 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 08/17/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office. Kaine said in a speech at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina Tuesday: It took 144 years before women even got the right to vote in this country. What were we thinking when we said equality mattered, but no. One hundred and forty-four years. It took us that long to say in 1920, to say women get a right to vote. And now we’re...
  • School District: Don't Call the Children "Boys & Girls"

    08/17/2016 7:23:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | August 16, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been advised to stop calling the children “boys and girls,” according to a training presentation on transgender issues. Instead, the progressives who control Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want teachers to identify the youngsters as either “students” or “scholars.” So what if a teacher has a student who is dumb as a rock? Would the child still be called a scholar? he transgender guidelines, which will go into effect later this month, range from the absurd to downright outrageous. For example, boys who identify as girls would be permitted to participate on overnight all-girl field trips. That’s...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • BREAKING: North Carolina Mall on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired

    08/13/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    A North Caroline mall is on lockdown after reports of shots being fired inside. One person there posted this video of the panic that ensued: pic.twitter.com/IAymO1xo8C
  • Refugee Resettlement in Asheville?

    08/13/2016 9:10:27 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 65 replies
    Asheville Daily Planet ^ | Aug 4th, 2016 | Staff reporters
    IRC representatives met on June 29 with local residents at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville to discuss the feasibility of relocating about 150 people fleeing persecution in their home countries to the Asheville region. If plans move forward, the first household could arrive as early as next spring, J.D. McCrary, executive director of the IRC office in Atlanta, told the gathering of more than 50 people. Other refugees would then arrive over the ensuing 12 months, he said.
  • NBC poll: Clinton, Ross, Cooper lead in NC

    08/13/2016 1:42:06 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 68 replies
    wral.com ^ | 8/12/16 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. — An NBC News - Wall Street Journal poll conducted by the Marist Institute shows Democrats Hillary Clinton, Deborah Ross and Roy Cooper leading their races for the state's presidential electors, U.S. Senate and governor, making it one of the most favorable such surveys of registered voters issued this summer. Read more at http://www.wral.com/-nbc-poll-clinton-ross-cooper-lead-in-nc/15923855/#ms5Oo9seSR64qt7o.99
  • North Carolina man freed after 28 years in prison

    08/12/2016 12:46:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | BBC
    A North Carolina man who spent 28 years in prison on murder charges has been released after a judge ruled his trial was unfair. Authorities will now consider whether Johnny Small, 43, should face a second trial in the 1988 murder of Pam Dreher. Judge W Douglas Parsons ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict Small. He also found that during the 1989 trial witnesses lied and police withheld key evidence. On his first night in nearly 30 years outside of prison, Small slept on a cousin's sofa. After years of sleeping in cell, he preferred sleeping in...
  • Polls: Clinton Running the Table in Key Battlegrounds [Registered NOT Likely Voters]

    08/12/2016 9:05:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Staff
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of the most diverse battleground states - including by double digits in two of them - according to four brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. In the key battleground of Florida, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, Clinton is ahead of Trump by five points among registered voters, 44 percent to 39 percent, with the rest saying neither, other or they're undecided. (In the same poll before the conventions last month, it was Clinton 44 percent, Trump 37 percent.)
  • Lawsuit: Trump campaign’s state director in N.C. pointed loaded gun at ‘petrified’ staffer

    08/11/2016 4:21:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/11/16 | Sean Sullivan and Sarah Larimer
    A former staffer for Donald Trump's campaign alleged in a lawsuit this week that a top aide in North Carolina pulled out a gun while the pair traveled together in February and held the loaded firearm to the staffer's kneecap. The 15-page lawsuit, filed Wednesday in North Carolina, was obtained and posted online by WBTV, a station in Charlotte. In the filing, Vincent Bordini claims Earl Phillip pulled the pistol on him as the pair traveled in South Carolina in February. At the time, Phillip was the campaign's North Carolina state director, a position he has since ceded. "All of...
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • McCrory to take Voter ID fight to Supreme Court

    08/10/2016 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 17 replies
    WNCN.com ^ | 8/10/2016
    WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCN/WBTV) – Gov. Pat McCrory said he will ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the voter ID law Wednesday. McCrory made the announcement during Donald Trump’s rally in Wilmington Tuesday afternoon. “There are thirty other states in the United States…over thirty other states…that know common sense shows you show an ID when you vote,” McCrory told the crowd. “Right? One person, one vote. That should be our rules.” The request comes after an appeals court decided it won’t delay enforcement of its ruling striking down the state’s photo identification requirement and other election restrictions, including reducing...
  • FULL EVENT: Donald Trump Rally in Wilmington, NC 8/9/16

    08/09/2016 7:32:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/9/2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Full replay of the Donald Trump rally in Wilmington, NC. at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. FULL EVENT: Donald Trump Rally in Wilmington, NC 8/9/16
  • Rudy Giuliani to Clinton Campaign, Press: Are you out of your mind?

    08/09/2016 6:55:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Rudy Giuliani went to bat for Donald Trump during the Republican nominee's campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton's campaign alleged Trump suggested gun owners assassinate her if she's elected president. "I want to tell you how dishonest and how rigged and how corrupt this system is," Giuliani began. "I have to do it to get it out of the way because I'm really actually disgusted." He went on: I listened to Donald Trump's speech in Wilmington and what he said very clearly was that if Hillary Clinton were elected president she would get to...
  • Trump hints at Clinton assassination (This is really getting insane)

    08/09/2016 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Signalman · 111 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/9/2016 | AP
    <p>Donald Trump is suggesting that if Hillary Clinton gets to pick federal judges as president, there is nothing that can be done to protect the right to bear arms.</p> <p>But then he adds without elaboration that maybe supporters of the Second Amendment could figure out a way.</p>
  • Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters

    08/09/2016 1:35:35 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 315 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2016 | David Smith
    Donald Trump has hinted at the assassination of Hillary Clinton by supporters of gun rights. The Republican nominee was speaking at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, about the next president’s power to appoint supreme court justices. “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said, adding: “Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.” The second amendment to the constitution protects the right of Americans to bear arms. Trump has accused his Democratic rival of wanting to abolish it, a charge that she denies. Live Trump implies 'second amendment folks'...
  • North Carolina’s New Residents Reshape Its Election Landscape

    08/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | JANET ADAMY and PAUL OVERBERG
    CHARLOTTE—The technology workers, accountants and bankers who packed a steamy roof deck for a young professionals’ happy hour here recently shared one thing in common. “People aren’t from here,” said Ryan Apt, a 31-year-old salesman from Oklahoma who moved here last year with his Connecticut-born wife. So many new residents have streamed into North Carolina in recent years that its electorate is experiencing one of the most dramatic churn rates of any state in the country. A Wall Street Journal analysis of census data shows about 1 in 10 people eligible to cast ballots this fall didn’t live in the...
  • Clinton Leads in NC For First Time Since March [C43 T41 - D45 R33 I22]

    08/09/2016 10:19:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/9/16 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Hillary Clinton leading in the state, albeit by a narrow margin, for the first time since March. She's at 43% to 41% for Donald Trump, 7% for Gary Johnson, and 2% for Jill Stein. In a head to head contest just between Clinton and Trump, she leads 47/46.
  • LIVE:Trump Two Rallies 8/09/2016 Wilmington, NC @ 2pm and Fayetteville, NC @ 6pm ET

    08/08/2016 11:01:14 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 693 replies
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump rally in Wilmington, NC. Donald J. Trump will be holding a rally at Trask Coliseum at University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET Wilmington, NC Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 2:00 PM ET: Trask Coliseum at University of North Carolina-Wilmngoton Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Fayetteville, NC at Crown Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET Fayetteville, NC Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at...
  • Young man killed in Raleigh shooting; homeowner charged with murder

    08/08/2016 10:36:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 63 replies
    WNCN ^ | 8/8/2016 | uncredited
    A young man was killed by a shotgun blast near a Raleigh home Sunday morning and the homeowner where the shooting happened has been charged with murder, Raleigh police said. [SNIP] During a 911 call at 12:57 a.m., the caller said that he fired a shot while several people were outside his home and they had guns. “We have a house.. we have a lot of people outside of our house yelling and shouting obscenities. I yelled at them ‘please leave the premises.’ They were showing firearms, so I fired a warning shot and we got someone that got hit,”...
  • These nice black pastors want to endorse Trump, so CNN’s host has to smear them

    08/08/2016 6:16:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    BPR ^ | 08/07/16 | Tom Tillison
    You would be hard pressed to find a more biased anchor on cable news than CNN’s Carol Costello and her liberal leanings could not have been more obvious than in an interview with a pastor of a predominantly black North Carolina church that’s endorsing Donald Trump. Using words scraped from social media, Costello, in effect, likened the black church leader to Judas for holding an event to endorse the GOP nominee. The CNN anchor told Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries Pastor Thomas Rodgers that “some African-Americans are upset that you’re having this event in support of Mr. Trump. She then read...
  • North Carolina Church Backs Trump, Campaign Reaches out to Black Voters

    08/07/2016 8:11:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/7/2016 | CANDACE SMITH
    Donald Trump's campaign is trying to make inroads with African-Americans, as an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that just 2 percent of black voters support the businessman in his run for president. Prominent surrogates including his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, former "The Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault, and Pastor Mark Burns campaigned today at historically black church Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. The church is now publicly supporting Trump, hosting a town hall today billed as "A Day of Endorsement." Donald Trump was not in attendance. Generally, churches cannot formally endorse a candidate...
  • These nice black pastors want to endorse Trump, so CNN's host has to smear them with 'Judas'

    08/07/2016 8:13:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | August 7, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    She then finished reading the critique, which went on to reference 30 pieces of silver, the price paid to Judas for betraying Jesus Christ . . . The pastor responded by saying the black community "must point fingers at ourselves, not Mr. Trump," explaining that they're "suffering catastrophically" because of their own actions that have undermined the family structure.
  • LIVE: "A Day of Endorsement": African American Church Rally for Donald Trump

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_SY0Dnm704&index=4&list=PLuXXbBFpPc0lkdwhr-odjY0T-wMecGbfm
  • CMS recommends children not be called boys and girls

    08/07/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 8/6/16 | Joe Bruno
    A CMS presentation to principals and counselors recommends kids are not referred to as boys and girls, but instead as scholars and students. DOCUMENT: CMS transgender student presentation Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations. One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an "all-girl" overnight trip. Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and "maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose."
  • North Carolina Voter Registration Statistics (Comparison of 8/11/12 vs 8/6/16)

    08/07/2016 6:23:46 AM PDT · by Ravi · 16 replies
    north carolina SOS ^ | 8/7/16 | me
    8/11/12: D-2,760,200 voters; R-1,995,992 voters. 8/6/16: D-2,661,311 voters; R-2,020,743 voters.
  • Feds Arrest NC Man for Allegedly Trying to Organize ISIS-Inspired Attacks in US

    08/07/2016 12:01:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Levine
    "everyday I do this day in and day out."
  • Oh no you didn’t, Brazil! We’re ‘First In Flight’!

    08/06/2016 7:07:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    Outer Banks Voice ^ | August 6, 2016
    “First In Flight.” We worked out our differences with Ohio on the phrase long ago. Connecticut tried and failed to claim it. Now it’s Brazil During the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday, a portion of the program featured the exploits of Alberto Santos-Dumont, who piloted a heavier-than-air machine in 1906. Brazilians say that his achievement in the 14 BIS was the first to take off on its own without the aid of wind, and therefore should be credited as the first airplane flight. But we Outer Bankers know that’s just a bunch of hot...
  • Franklin Graham takes on NC school district over gender policy

    08/05/2016 7:22:52 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 8 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 5, 2016
    While several high-profile social leftists have sparked boycotts of North Carolina based on its passage of a gender-specific restroom law, conservatives are now taking aim at one of the state’s school districts over the transgender issue. In a Facebook post on Friday, evangelist Franklin Graham shed light on a new program being introduced in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district. Linking to a site with more information, his post included direct criticism of the program’s playful mascot: the Gender Unicorn.
  • The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying

    08/04/2016 7:41:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | Jason Samenow
    <p>Hurricanes, large and small, have eluded U.S. shores for record lengths of time. As population and wealth along parts of the U.S. coast have exploded since the last stormy period, experts dread the potential damage and harm once the drought ends.</p>
  • North Carolina Poll – Donald Trump Gains 32% of Black Voters – Leads 46/42 Overall…

    08/05/2016 3:30:53 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | 08/05/15 | sundance
    A post convention scientific (non media) poll of North Carolina voters from The Civitas Institute (full pdf below) shows candidate Donald Trump with a 46/42 lead over Hillary Clinton. Also, in what is becoming an increasing concern for the Clinton campaign team – the demographics (crosstabs) of the poll show Trump is capturing 32% of the black voting base:
  • North Carolina man who pledged allegiance to ISIS arrested for plotting attacks in U.S.

    08/05/2016 4:39:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/4/2016 | Meg Wagner
    A North Carolina man who pledged allegiance to ISIS was arrested in Ohio for plotting terror attacks inside the U.S., including a thwarted rampage against a controversial cartoon contest, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.Erick Jamal Hendricks is charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State, officials said in a statement. The 35-year-old — who used social media to find and vet “brothers” before coaxing them into joining his group — may have organized the failed terror attack on a 2015 Texas cartooning contest that encouraged participants to draw Muhammad, Islam's chief prophet, officials said.“It’s hard to...
  • North Carolina Poll 7/31-8/2 (Civitas/SUSA): T-46 H-42

    08/03/2016 7:42:47 PM PDT · by Ravi · 19 replies
    civitas ^ | 8/3/16 | civitas
    RALEIGH – A new Civitas flash poll shows Trump leading Clinton in North Carolina the week following party conventions. All relevant questions and results can be found below, and crosstabs are available here. 1. If the election for President of the United States were today, and you were filling out your ballot right now, who would you vote for? Republican Donald Trump? Democrat Hillary Clinton? Or Libertarian Gary Johnson? 46% Trump (R) 42% Clinton (D) 6% Johnson (L) 7% Undecided
  • Homes in wealthier neighborhoods found to harbor more arthropod species

    08/03/2016 3:51:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 72 replies
    studying the numbers, the researchers found that the average home in a wealthy neighborhood had approximately 100 different species of arthropods in it, whereas those in less expensive neighborhoods had roughly half that number.
  • 'You don't put your hands on my flight attendant!' Pilot tackles drunk passenger

    08/02/2016 6:27:26 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2 August 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    An American Airlines pilot tackled an intoxicated man to the ground after he tried to force his way off a taxiing plane and attacked a flight attendant. In footage posted online, the pilot is heard yelling 'you don't put your hands on my flight attendant!' as he forced the belligerent passenger to the floor after the plane landed and came to a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael Kerr, 25, from Kentucky, was banned from flying after appearing in court on charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female and communicating threats, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
  • Hillary Clinton bounces back in battleground states post-convention

    07/31/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    YouGov us/CBS ^ | 07/31/2016 | YouGov us
    Hillary Clinton has received a small convention bounce, lifting the Democratic nominee back into a narrow lead over Donald Trump across 11 swing states, according to the latest wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker. The findings are part of the latest installment of a panel study polling likely voters in competitive states before and after each party’s nominating convention. In the latest survey, Clinton receives the support of 43% of likely voters, a two-point post-convention bounce equal to the two-point bounce Donald Trump received last week. Clinton gained most of her new support from undecided and third-party voters,...