“My mom, now 86, remembers going through Aberdeen, out toward the Puppy Creek area to Philippi Presbyterian Church for homecoming day. They had two services, one in English and the other in Gaelic. I grew up in Moore County about 10-12 miles from Aberdeen. There are more (Mac's) and (Mc's) in Moore County today than any other county in the US.”
lolarites on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:42:41
“I don't know if you have ever seen a movie called "Breaking the Waves". It takes place around the Aberdeen area and a very repressive church was featured in it. I think my ex's family also had some ties to it. There name was Mc, but I don't know the difference. I'm sure there was some argument and there was a split.”
“I grew up in the Sandhills area of North Carolina and entire counties in the area had clans and families. I have done extensive research on my genealogy and the majority of my background is Scottish and mainly from the Isle of Jura.
In one old Presbyterian Church cemetery in Hoke County, I have two sets of great-grandparents and two sets of ggreat-grandparents.
Most were poor and uneducated and worked for others when they arrived to relieve their debts from their farms and costs of emigration. Seven years was the norm but a few had more.
I guess immigrants into this country have all had to shoulder hardships. Still live proudly (although not of the current political leaders in NC) in North Carolina for 65 years.”
lolarites on Feb 9, 2014 at 12:20:32
“My ex's family (on his mother's side) was also from North Carolina (Wilmington) and had originated from the Aberdeen area. They were McIntyre. Her family had a fit (ah, but no blows were stuck) when my mother in law left the Presbyterian church and joined the Episcopal.”
“I just called the Congressman's office at 202-225-4005 to register my disgust that any government official could treat a Federal employee in this manner. I'm not in his district but I wanted to make my concerns known. I hope others will do the same. We have to stand up.
I have called my local Congressman 3 times in the past week. He was one of the 80 who wrote House leader Boehner in August demanding the he not bring a CR to the floor that didn't postpone, eliminate, or defund the ACA. I ask simply...
"What's your endgame? The President and the Senate will do nothing to weaken the ACA. What's your endgame?"
I refused to hang up until they promised me that someone would call me back. If this goes on beyond Oct 10th, I want to know because I'll need to move all funds in stocks into other sources less volatile. I lost over $200,000 in retirement income in 2008. I can't do that again.”
“Not to mention "Fracking" near Jordan Lake in Chatham County where the Lake provides drinking water for towns like Cary and Apex. It is not clean as it is but "fracking" is a disaster waiting to happen.”
“Republicans will regret the day they called the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare". For generations the citizens of the US will associate the ACA with Obama and the Democratic Party. It would be like labeling Social Security as "FDR's Retirement Fund".
Although, the ACA is not perfect by any means, it does begin the uncoupling of private insurance companies stranglehold on health care. Over the next few decades, we will see public pressure to completely decouple insurers from control. It is not perfect but will move us closer to having our entire nation insured.”
Aug 28, 2013 at 07:15:52
“The Peak Of Good Living is their motto. I live outside of Apex and was President of the Chamber way back in 1986. At that time, the town was only 3500. Even though growth has boomed, it has been pretty well planned. Everyone knows of Cary, NC. Apex has a much neater downtown section than Cary as you can see from the photo. My buildings (3) were along the left side of the street about the middle of that main block.
Another town that adjoins Apex and Cary is Holly Springs. It also has grown tremendously in the last 10-15 years. Both Apex and Holly Springs had a large percentage of Indian and African-Americans back in the 50's and 60's. Now it is composed a very mixed ethnic groups as is most of Wake County. For a small town, Holly Springs now has 3 breweries or brewpubs. Yes, Life is good.”
KIVPossum on Aug 28, 2013 at 13:38:58
“I lived in Apex in 1952...recall it was pleasant then. Later when I lived in Chapel Hill for 20 years, I tended to avoid it”
“Someone sent me this link yesterday to the 14 defining characteristics of fascism. I think with a combined effort of both the Republicans and Democrats, we have past the goal line of each definition. Those in Congress who most vocally condemn Edward Snowden have all been caught totally naked to supporting this effort to police and control everyone.
There are many points in history that we can give as the beginning of our nations misdirection. I see two major ones are the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the control they have on our money supply and the horrors of WWII and the establishment of our CIA.
“I have a 6 year old I-Roast that I love. The Behmor 1600 looks like a great machine and with a 3/4 lb capacity, I wouldn't have to roast but once a week. With the I-Roast, I need to roast every 3rd day. But the good thing is that I can alternate what I'm drinking and roast a different batch.”
“OK, I finally broke down and read the article and looked at the items. On one, I disagree. I have always wanted to control the process on some things that I enjoy. I drink beer but have homebrewed for over 30 years. I select the grain, grind it, select the hops and the yeast. From start to finish, I influence the final product.
With coffee, I buy green beans from Sweet Maria's in Oakland and I roast my own coffee. Why buy a bag of month old coffee even if you have your grinder (which I do). The Behmor drum roaster is one of the cheapest drum roasters on the market. I wish I had it since my I-Roast (1/3lb) doesn't have nearly the capacity of the Behmor (3/4 lb). The smell of freshly roasted coffee is great just like the smell of mashing grain for my beer. To each his own.”
Aug 6, 2013 at 15:44:14
“I work outside on my farm or in the garden at my home. After I have been sweating for 2-3 hours, my sweat smells like ammonia. It's awful. I need to wash my t-shirts often and can't use the same shirt more than a dozen times before having to discard them.
I try not to eat many carbs but I enjoy proteins. Based upon my reading if your body quickly burns up your stored carbs and then begins to breakdown the proteins, it creates this awful ammonia odor. I can go through a gallon of water and 2-3 beers in a full day of work when the weather is humid. If I don't replenish, I catch these awful abductor cramps at night in my inner thighs. It is the worst pain I have ever had so I normally drink more water during dinner and while watching TV so that I can avoid the cramps.”
“After this past week of 5-4 Supreme Court decisions going in completely opposite directions, I would like to ask the NSA how many of the Supreme Court offices, homes, and their staff's personal phones have communications collected for business purposes.
It appears from the vague descriptions given by our government that we just want to know about issues and concerns of the EU that this same approach could be taken to our Supreme Court.”
Whitemellon on Jul 1, 2013 at 07:18:49
“J. Egar Hoover would have loved these programs. The blackmailing he could have done. we-ha. I suppose someone is filling his shoes. No dangers here though right you Snowden haters.”
“Actually, your favorite beer does not meet the original qualifications of the German Reinheitsgebot because it dictated water, barley, and hops and not wheat. I've always found it odd that Germany is more renowned for its beers that contain 30-40% wheat than its all barley beers. I agree that a Erdinger is a very refreshing drink, however.”
Grottenolm on Apr 6, 2013 at 08:42:18
“I checked Wikipedia, and it says: "In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. The law also set the price of beer at 1-2 Pfennig per Maß. The Reinheitsgebot is no longer part of German law: it has been replaced by the Provisional German Beer Law,  which allows constituent components prohibited in the Reinheitsgebot, such as yeast, wheat malt and cane sugar, but which no longer allows unmalted barley."”
“In addition there is this statement in the NC Constitution which negates this proposal as "Sherrie Heckendorn" says.
Sec. 5. Allegiance to the United States.
Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can have any binding force.
Even the simple minded Republicans should be able to understand this section.”
nimue2002 on Apr 3, 2013 at 16:29:32
“They understand it. They just don't agree with it, which, at the very least, makes these legislators unfit for office. It also makes them seditionists, i.e. traitors.”
“I think that the uproar over Hagel and his realistic middle of the road support for Israel and its domination of Gaza and the Palestinians is proof that the Republican Senators, who are questioning his nomination, are indeed under the control of the Israeli lobby. If it were not Israel, would the US government not threaten, issue sanctions, and then invade and remove the leadership of any other nations that exhibited just 1/2 of the violations of human rights and land sovereignty that the Israeli leadership has done.
Sorry, but I just don't understand why our nation gives them so much latitude to abuse others and us. If I had been President Johnson, I would have bombed them severely after they attacked our US Liberty off the coast of Egypt in 1967.”
CeePeeDee on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:42:01
“Something happened. The Liberty issue disappeared shortly after it happened, and military/intelligence ties deepened. Over 30 years our government and its media promoted Israel to statehood. What happened and why is a story I would love to understand.”
“I need some help. You see, I roast my own coffee. I have for years. I buy my green coffee beans from Sweet Maria's in Oakland and have it shipped to my home in NC.
Can someone tell me where I need to list my annual roasting production on my IRS forms to claim my $10-$15.00 credit... not a deduction but a credit off the bottom line.
I also need to know if I can go back more years than just this one to take depreciation on my older I-Roast 1 coffee roaster. I've had my eye on a bigger roaster that will be a few hundred $$ more so I need to place it on a faster depreciation plan...maybe 5 years.. so that I can re-invest in my manufacturing facility in my basement.
I also brew my own beer. I'm sure these guys get this same manufacturing treatment. Where do I sign up?”
Chrismoo3 on Feb 16, 2013 at 09:57:39
“The Big O makes his own beer, Obama-Brew. You'll have to give him a call.”
Kappa51 on Feb 16, 2013 at 08:18:23
“My dog manufactures enough shedded fur to produce a coat a day....can I write him off?”
“Yes, there may be more jobs created. But the question you must follow that with is "will the additional employment of 10 people balance the deaths of 10 children at the expense of sold weapons?". I know my answer.”
“Controlled fasting seems to be the secret to aging gracefully for many people. Mary Pressler may give us the support to make small changes to our lives but I wanted to understand the science behind this lifestyle.
Although somewhat repetitious if you read all his books, I like the work of Ori Hofmekler on gaining the knowledge needed on how your body reacts to exactly these lifestyle changes.
What has happened to Jim Pressler's body is simply a reflection of what is going on inside his body...on a cellular basis. The more we learn about how fasting, timed eating, more fruits and dark vegetables, more raw foods, and spirited exercises effect our body's cells, the more we understand the aging process.
Life is one long (hopefully) process of our cells apoptosis (death). The average adult loses 50-70 billion cells a day. They are replaced with new cells and a renewal of our body's new structure. If we eat correctly and at the right times and exercise regularly, we replace these dead cells to start life anew. If we make the wrong choices, the apoptotic processes go haywire and bad cells create cancers in our body after being bombarded with sugars, stress hormones, and too many refined carbohydrates.
Every meal is a choice of how we want to replenish our cells tomorrow morning after a great hour of sex with your SO and a restful night of sleep.”
“I live near Raleigh/Cary and have already voted. I went the first day that early voting started. Tempers are at a high pitch.
Today I was outside the house raking leaves but in an area that was slightly blocked from the street. A car stopped and a young girl got out of the car and stole my Obama/Biden sign and took off. I jumped in the car to attempt to catch them but was not able to do so. My BP must have gone through the ceiling after this occurred.”
“My wife and I have watched this series every week. Never missed a production My wife's favorite on the show is Jennifer. She is strong and independent. She is the only one that will challenge Wahlberg for his B-..it. I may continue to watch it but this will lose her. A huge mistake.”
Oct 19, 2012 at 07:23:37
“I guess that Mitt Romney's great-grandparents, both the Pratt and Romney families, decided in 1895 to "self-deport" when they were practicing polygamy against the laws in the USA. Maybe this is where he got the idea for the Hispanics currently in this country.”
“I think one point of his answer on the "binder full of women" blunder which has not received notice is his comment that it took a "concerted effort" to find suitable qualified women who could work in his cabinet. A "concerted effort"...Really!! It might take a concerted effort if they all understood that they would only receive 72% of the pay that was given to the men in the administration since Romney clearly does not support the Lilly Ledbetter law that is now in place thanks in large part to Barrack Obama.”
“If you take a look at the first photo above of Mitt Romney glaring into the camera, it is the angry "deer in the headlights" moment where Romney shows his contempt for Candy at calling him out on this lie. I kept looking for a front on look at Romney's face after the correction in his charge and this is it. Unbelievable!”
poetry scotch baxter on Oct 17, 2012 at 07:48:02
“Oh, man...he looks so pissed that a woman dared to contradict him. That right there, that look, shows the TRUE Romney to me.”