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  1. rancenc

    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I am curious to see the ridership figures for the Concord-Kannapolis Transit since they started the trips to the JW Clay station.
  2. Reading the various "op-eds" on the definition of what or who is a hate group, I would like to chime in with my take on the subject. BLM or Black Lives Movement I would not really classify as a hate group in the literal sense. I do believe their title is a misnomer in the sense that black lives taken by police is their focal point and really nothing more. They generally come across as a loose fit of individuals that fancy themselves as some type of civil rights group of something to that effect. I find it quite ironic, that since the 2016 election, they have somewhat faded into the background....also they seem to be ambivalent on the deaths of blacks in routine crime...especially perpetrated by other blacks. I've thought they should rename themselves Black Lives Should Matter to The Police to reflect their true motivation for action. I don't believe they have been particularly active in Chicago lately as well .http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-homicides-data-tracker-htmlstory.html Antifa on the other hand is nothing but the left wing equivalent to the Klan...instead of white hoods and sheets. they are in black clothing and masks/face cloths. They are nothing more then a manifestation of the late 19th century/20th century anarchist movements that were instrumental for the rise of radical left wing governments that arose in Europe in the aftermath of WW1. The first time I had heard of this organization was their violent rioting and destruction of property in Seattle back in 1999 during the WTO meetings in that city. This group is not only anti-fascist but very opposed to capitalism and free market trade. If people don't see this group as for what they are, then either you have some type of "romantic" anti-establishment opinion of their methods and just have your head 'stuck in the sand"
  3. rancenc

    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Very sad for the family, but unfortunately I have seen COUNTLESS incidents in which pedestrians are not paying attention to their surroundings and just walk into the road without looking. Yes motor traffic is supposed to yield at designated crosswalks and the like, but it is also the responsibility of the walker to be on the look out too....especially with headphones and cellphones in tow!!
  4. rancenc

    Charlotte Tech News

    This is an example of a small company the region and state should be embracing and assisting in cultivating too!!
  5. rancenc

    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    At one time, Bank of America was planning a complex on the property...that was about 4-5 years ago when the announcement was made. I believe they cancelled those plans in the last 2 years or so.
  6. rancenc

    Triangle Economic News

    I think Apple and Google are delaying any major expansions until the political and the global tariff situations are sorted out. Both companies' economic fortunes are strongly tied into global supply chains, especially with China.
  7. rancenc

    Water Street Development

    Detailed information on the RiverPlace Development http://www.riverplacewilmington.com/
  8. Amen to your statement JBS!!! This country has over 300 million people and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is all we could muster???? I voted at the age of 19 back in 1984 for Reagan and I have alternated with both Republican and Democratic candidates for the Oval Office. But the 2016 election was the first I had ever presented a write in on my ballot which was for George Washington!!
  9. rancenc

    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    As far as I am concern, this is merely the opinion of Pam Kelly the writer of this blog/piece/editorial/college paper "what have ya"!
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    Charlotte area "ring cities"

    A nice little infill project in downtown Salisbury. As in Charlotte, the debate over affordable housing was discussed. https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/07/19/salisbury-city-council-approves-new-development-on-east-innes-street/
  11. Hopefully Katie and her minions translate their novel protests into practical voting in November of 2020 against Trump (if he is nominated)....other wise this protesting is nothing but theatrics!
  12. As long as the left wing, black masked/clad cousins of the KKK are not bused into town, we should have no problems with the controlled protests as was the case of the DNC.
  13. Trump at 49.8% and Clinton at 46.2% were the final totals from the NC Board of Elections!
  14. Good article in the New York Times about the recent Charlotte City Council vote https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/us/charlotte-republican-national-convention-2020.html
  15. rancenc

    Triangle Economic News

    Well said!