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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:50 AM

Line of residents in Durham, NC attempting to turn themselves in

for 'crime' of removing Confederate Monuments


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Reply Line of residents in Durham, NC attempting to turn themselves in (Original post)
HAB911 Aug 2017 OP
eShirl Aug 2017 #1
packman Aug 2017 #27
MuseRider Aug 2017 #2
California_Republic Aug 2017 #10
calimary Aug 2017 #49
onetexan Aug 2017 #61
SusanaMontana41 Aug 2017 #87
Cosmocat Aug 2017 #57
MuseRider Aug 2017 #62
Cosmocat Aug 2017 #67
The Mouth Aug 2017 #76
Hoyt Aug 2017 #3
leftstreet Aug 2017 #4
Weekend Warrior Aug 2017 #5
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #6
iluvtennis Aug 2017 #15
sarge43 Aug 2017 #31
bigtree Aug 2017 #7
Hugin Aug 2017 #8
treestar Aug 2017 #9
nolabear Aug 2017 #11
TryLogic Aug 2017 #19
pangaia Aug 2017 #32
Name removed Aug 2017 #59
bluepen Aug 2017 #60
melm00se Aug 2017 #85
murielm99 Aug 2017 #12
handmade34 Aug 2017 #17
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #13
Duppers Aug 2017 #14
johnp3907 Aug 2017 #16
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #18
Old Vet Aug 2017 #23
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #25
Squinch Aug 2017 #20
Lucky Luciano Aug 2017 #21
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #22
NastyRiffraff Aug 2017 #24
Blue_true Aug 2017 #26
Bladewire Aug 2017 #28
TNNurse Aug 2017 #29
progressoid Aug 2017 #30
floWteiuQ Aug 2017 #33
calimary Aug 2017 #50
floWteiuQ Aug 2017 #89
L. Coyote Aug 2017 #34
renate Aug 2017 #42
handmade34 Aug 2017 #43
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #44
calimary Aug 2017 #51
docgee Aug 2017 #35
Richard D Aug 2017 #36
hibbing Aug 2017 #37
ananda Aug 2017 #38
leftynyc Aug 2017 #39
marybourg Aug 2017 #40
spanone Aug 2017 #41
lindysalsagal Aug 2017 #45
MichMan Aug 2017 #46
L. Coyote Aug 2017 #52
socialist_n_TN Aug 2017 #78
MichMan Aug 2017 #83
sinkingfeeling Aug 2017 #47
lindysalsagal Aug 2017 #48
OxQQme Aug 2017 #53
Yonnie3 Aug 2017 #54
HAB911 Aug 2017 #58
oswaldactedalone Aug 2017 #55
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #56
rurallib Aug 2017 #70
crosinski Aug 2017 #63
randr Aug 2017 #64
docgee Aug 2017 #65
HAB911 Aug 2017 #66
Scurrilous Aug 2017 #68
Name removed Aug 2017 #69
bora13 Aug 2017 #71
Persondem Aug 2017 #72
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #73
AtheistCrusader Aug 2017 #74
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #77
Ilsa Aug 2017 #82
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #84
Blue_Tires Aug 2017 #90
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #91
KewlKat Aug 2017 #75
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #79
GaYellowDawg Aug 2017 #80
Blue Owl Aug 2017 #81
Daddio7 Aug 2017 #86
Lars39 Aug 2017 #88

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:54 AM

1. I'm Spartacus

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:29 AM

27. Damn, you beat me to it

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:54 AM

2. That is awesome!

Can I turn myself in for the crime of wishing I was there with them?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:07 AM

10. Our crime? We weren't there to help

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Response to California_Republic (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:47 PM

49. No kidding. If I were there, I'd BE there too.

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Response to California_Republic (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:43 PM

61. OMG i'm moved to tears

Thank you to the brave people of Charlottesville standing up for their beautiful city. One of my friends attended UVA and her heart is breaking from the events unfolded the past several days.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #61)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 06:59 AM

87. Me too. Decency in every form always did tug at my heart

but especially so now. The good guys showed up.

If I weren't living in a cabin in a forest I'd be there, too.

Here's a hug for you.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:17 PM

57. Yeah it is

I do think the people who did it need to be held accountable to the law, but this is a really great thing.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #57)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:53 PM

62. I'm not crazy about

people doing that either. It is so much better and makes a bigger statement if they stand together and demand their local government do it. They do not need these statues for remembering history, it is absurd.

When watching the video they all looked like students. I remember feeling very connected to my friends during the Vietnam war. We protested but never were violent or destructive but I do remember those feelings of being in a group with such an emotional tie. These days acting out seems the norm and is not always a good thing.

All in all I can forgive them with all the recent uprising and fear and anger but yes, they do need to think it out a little better. Acting on sheer emotion might feel good but I am not certain it gets the real point across well. Times have changed, this may just be my inner fuddy duddy speaking.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #62)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:28 PM

67. Nah

not a fuddy duddy.

The pretty clearly got caught up in the moment, but you are right, have to do it the right way, get active in working to have it taken down by the local government.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #57)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 05:10 PM

76. Fine them... one penny

Personally, I'd frame the citation

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:55 AM

3. Perfect. Thank you North Carolinians!!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:56 AM

4. I am Spartacus!

Nice tweet and responses!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:57 AM

5. K&R nt.

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:57 AM

6. These people are beautiful!

 

Stuff like this gives me hope for this country. God bless you folks!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:17 AM

15. +++ agree

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:46 AM

31. Second that.

A blessing on their house.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:03 AM

7. beautiful

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:04 AM

8. Bravo!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:05 AM

9. so cool!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:10 AM

11. I lived in Durham for years. It's quite the liberal bastion in NC.

Three college towns in a tight triangle gives rise to a shocking amount of thinking.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:19 AM

19. A wonderful thing, thinking.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 AM

32. And some not so shoddy basketball, if that actually matters.

Which it sure don't..


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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:26 PM

60. UNC (Chapel Hill), followed by Duke (Durham). NC State (Raleigh) not so much.

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Response to bluepen (Reply #60)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:50 PM

85. Don't forget NCCU

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:10 AM

12. I wanted to go get my husband to show him this,

but I am crying.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:17 AM

17. me too

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

13. This needs to be on DU's front page

 

IMO.

I love these people!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

14. Hallelujah! 😀

What are the authorities going to do NOW!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:17 AM

16. I am Spatacus!

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:18 AM

18. I am Spatacus!

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 AM

23. What a fantastic idea, I should call from ny and turn myself in also.......

What brave americans

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:27 AM

25. People like this make life worth living

 

IMHO.

God bless them all!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:22 AM

20. That makes me tear up. I was so hoping that would happen!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 AM

21. This rocks! Amazing. nt

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 AM

22. To the wonderful people of Durham NC down at the courthouse turning themselves in..

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:25 AM

24. Beautiful!

These people are heroes.

I'm so proud of all the people standing up to the madness. They are the hope for our country.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:28 AM

26. Great picture.

I also like what the Mayor of Baltimore did, removed those disgraceful statues, ALL of them.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:32 AM

28. Inspiring!

 


Made my day thank you

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:34 AM

29. I love these people.

Real Americans.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:41 AM

30. Holy Shit!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:00 PM

33. Heroes.....

One and all!

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Response to floWteiuQ (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:52 PM

50. Welcome to DU, floWteiuQ!

That, they are! I can only guess that there are probably millions of other Americans who are there with them in spirit.

And the law that I think Virginia has on the books now, thanks to the GOP, that mandates those "monuments" not be touched or defaced or removed - THAT has to be done away with, TOO. How many other state legislatures in the South have laws like that on the books? ALL of such stupid-ass laws have to be done away with. Left in the garbage. With those hurtful mementos of slavery, division, human degradation, and TREASON.

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Response to calimary (Reply #50)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 09:56 AM

89. Thanks....

And agreed!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:01 PM

34. Wish I were there.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:14 PM

42. slightly OT, but that's a great tweet! n/t

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:24 PM

43. excellent

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:38 PM

44. I am in love with that tweet.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:53 PM

51. WOW.

Indeed!!!

What an OUTSTANDING tweet!!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:08 PM

35. K&R. This is awesome! eom.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:10 PM

36. This made my eyes get wet.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:11 PM

37. Incredible! n/t

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:11 PM

38. Wow is right!

I'm loving this!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:11 PM

39. First time I've smiled

 

in days. That's beautiful.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:13 PM

40. Wow. Best thing I've seen

in a long tome. I teared up also.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:14 PM

41. K&R...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:41 PM

45. Through my tears: This is the greatest thing I've seen in years.,

Wow! Those people are why I'm proud to be american!!!! Beautiful!!!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:42 PM

46. Are they all planning to plead guilty? nt

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Response to MichMan (Reply #46)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:59 PM

52. Hopefully, each is asking for a seperate trial by jury.

And then the state has to present evidence against them.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 06:24 PM

78. This is what I would recommend........

Clog up the court system. I just talked to a couple of young comrades today who were both arrested, one in D.C. on Inauguration Day and one at Standing Rock and they BOTH asked for jury trials. Instead the charges against both were dropped during their first appearance. Well first appearance after they made bond anyway.

That's the idea with mass civil disobedience like this. You make the system incapable of handling the traffic.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #52)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:40 AM

83. Except they were not even charged in the first place

Trying to understand the logic here

1) "I was wasn't charged with any crime, but arrest me anyway because I did it"

followed by;

2) "I plead not guilty and demand a jury trial because I didn't do it"


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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:43 PM

47. Beautiful to see!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:46 PM

48. I sent it to Rachel.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:06 PM

53. Kinda reminds me of the story about

Willie Nelson's bus getting pulled over.
Cop say's, "who's weed is this?"
Everybody on the bus say's, "It's mine."

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:11 PM

54. Slate reports they won't accept their surrender.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/17/durham_activists_stage_spartacus_moment_over_confederate_statue.html

"The gesture remained symbolic when law enforcement officials declined to take anyone who hadn't had a warrant issued for their arrest into custody"

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #54)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:17 PM

58. Ran out of cells?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:11 PM

55. AWESOME!

I lived in Durham for six years! One more great job, Durhamites!!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:16 PM

56. I AM SPARTACUS!

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #56)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:43 PM

70. looks like most are wearing black shirts of some kind

coincidence or on purpose?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:03 PM

63. It's always the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

They're just calmly making a point and taking a stand for the kind of America they want this place to be.

They're makin' me cry!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:11 PM

64. This IS the street theater that is needed to bring down the Trumpocracy

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:16 PM

65. I want to rec this hundreds of times.

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Response to docgee (Reply #65)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:23 PM

66. I reced it for you!

LOL, hope no one complains!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:35 PM

68. K&R

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:34 PM

71. cop to it all

i'd be all like yah, i did this and i did that.
Opened a door for a black elderly lady,
contributed money to 1% protesters,
slapped a nazi 3x.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:42 PM

72. Nice to see. Thank you for posting K & R nt

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:52 PM

73. Book 'em and fine 'em. It's a rare day when money shows up at your door.

I hope the city takes advantage of that. It should help pay for any damage and refurbishment work to the area.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #73)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 04:07 PM

74. I hope the city leaves a bare fucking crater where every single statute stood.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #74)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 06:11 PM

77. It'd be cool if they could modify the statutes to be pro-inclusive.

Turn something bad into something good. Something people can be PROUD of.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #77)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:42 PM

82. How do you make a statue of a confederate general inclusive? nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #82)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:44 AM

84. Modified. You know...you chisel something new out of the same stone. Waste not, want not.

Do we have to throw away EVERYTHING? There's no need. Re-use it. Or they might want to put it in a museum.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #73)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 10:34 AM

90. I'm pretty sure Durham isn't exactly hurting for pennies

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #90)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 08:15 PM

91. No city can have too much money. nt

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 04:18 PM

75. Wow just wow

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 06:27 PM

79. Wow. Damn.

Good for them!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 06:32 PM

80. And here I didn't think anything could make me a Duke fan.

Wow. That is awesome.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 07:55 PM

81. But their permits...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 04:55 AM

86. Fair game

Can any group remove any statue on public property if that group deems it offensive? Is there absolute right and wrong or does popular vote determine every bit of public policy?

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Response to Daddio7 (Reply #86)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 08:17 AM

88. Lynching would have been the response if black people

had resisted these statues being installed.

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