One hundred sixty thousand, three hundred and forty-nine.
That's how many comments have been made at BlueNC
over the past decade.
Not bad?


Not bad at all

And I think one of the reasons for such a high number is we don't just talk about things that have happened, or even things that probably will happen, but also things that should happen. It keeps hope for a better future alive.

That's also...

about 44 per day. A lot indeed. Not bad at all indeed.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Yes, that is pretty

Yes, that is pretty impressive. It is always good to engage, as long as it is done respectfully. That said, there is nothing wrong with ruffling a few feathers here and there. Great job.

160 Unique Pokies

When you live in Australia you have something that most people don't have available to them. Of course there are many things that Australia offers that nobody else does but one thing that really stands out is the ability to find the pokies all over the place. And now there are many online pokies available online as well. With so much to do and so many pokies to play it is easy to see where people in Australia are having the time of lives with gambling more so than anyone else in the world.
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I'll add another

In the effort to push that towards 200,000, here's a short trailer-style video clip highlighting the treatment of LGBT folks in Russia, through a Hunger Games lens with the Olympics Games happening there now:

"Polls: Positive opinions of Russia, Putin plunge"


(CNN) - As Russia hosts the Winter Olympic Games, a second straight national poll indicates that Americans' opinions of Russia have plunged.

According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, six out of 10 Americans have an unfavorable view of Russia, with just 34% holding a favorable view of the country. That's a switch from 2012, when 44% had an unfavorable view and half the public had a favorable opinion of Russia.

"There are probably plenty of reasons to dislike Russia, but one drag on the country's image in the U.S. is the Russian law concerning public comments in favor of gays and lesbians. That law is wildly unpopular in the U.S.; only 13% of Americans think this country should have a similar law, with 86% opposing it," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The polls indicate Americans have the same low regard for Russia's president, Vladimir Putin. His unfavorable rating in the Gallup poll stands at 63%, up nine points from last year, with his favorable rating at a low 19%, unchanged from a year ago. Those numbers are similar to the CNN survey, which indicated Putin with a 20%-54% favorable/unfavorable rating.

"Putin was one of the least popular foreign leaders tested in the CNN/ORC poll, behind only Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Un," Holland added.

Familiarity breeds contempt

Not always true, but definitely the case with Russia and its dictator.