SC essentially make their own laws, how does that apply to Tribal Federal treaty of ICWA? OK awarded custody of Shawnee baby to the tribe The OK baby is still in SC. Why is SC refusing to
honor the tribal law? This child custody case reeks of the same corruption as baby Veronica case. The is an on line petition to boycott Charleston until baby Desirai is returned and Gov Haley
drops all bogas charges against Dusten Brown!
Any man who wears gloves without fingers should not be trusted.
Why obey? The Gov't of the US doesn't. and yes they just ignore the laws that do not fit the agenda and change what they want when they want without regard for due process. At some point the people in gov't need to abide by the laws, the separation of powers, and the Constitution. If you do not like it, change it, PROPERLY.
Most of these candidates, City Council and Rep Stavrinakis should answer some basic questions about the City's projects they have supported in the past year.
1) Should residents within 1000' of the 526 extension be compensated? These are their constituents, and would have a highway in their back yard.
2) Why did City Council overturn the City's Planning Department's vote on granting a zoning variance for the massive Commercial/Industrial complex that was outside the City's Urban Growth Boundary on John's Island?
They are good at sidestepping the issue, but there will be thousands of Charleston residents that will be adversely impacted by these two projects.
Cathrine LaFond, 'hope this is the first of many elected positions for you!
I agree with the comment about the complex nature of appeals and the time required to get a quality decision. There is however an important question raised in the article. Do government officials have the right to ignore the laws? If we cannot expect our courts to follow the law why then should we expect a decision to be just or valid? Public confidence in government is too important. If this rule is obsolete or incompatible with current demands then address it head on. Change the rule or rework the process but don't just ignore it. The rule of law is too fragile
Rodney Williams says that the neighbors dont know incumbent Blake Hallman. Thats very odd since Hallman was recently the President of the neighborhood association. Hallman has proved his work ethic and character. Thats something Williams clearly lacks.
In addition to new blood in the mayor's office, maybe it's time to revisit the strong mayor arrangement. Let the voters have a referendum on the ballot, whether or not to continue with one man decision making.
Our Supreme Court does a pretty good job getting it's decisions out. Appeals are a complex process and a decision can have effects which aren't anticipated. Records in a case can be very extensive. It isn't like making a decision based on a newspaper report. There are hundreds of pages of evidence which has to be considered and a lot of that is still on paper.
You will also be voting on Tuesday for the Commissioner of Charleston Water System. This is a citywide race so everyone that will be voting for their city councilperson will also be voting for the Commissioner. Please consider me, Catherine LaFond, for this position. Find out more about my position at vote4catherine.com.
Wagener Terrace Neighborhood voted 35 for and 5 against at a full quorum. 7 to 1 in favor. A one day petition gathered 222 signatures in Hampton Park in favor of a bike lane. Charlestowns End amusing...
Rodney Williams was not the Director of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. He was the Family Services Director who qualified families. He also did not work there for 15 years. This is a huge lie!!! I can't believe Rodney would fabricate such a resume to be elected to City Council.
Fran Clasby doesn't understand the concept of representative government. His neighborhood association voted to oppose the Hampton Park bikelane; he personally got up a petition in favor, then he reminded city council he was the neighborhood assoc president when he presented the petition.
""When you look at it from that perspective, it's clear that it's not just random."
I don't think we can say definitively that this is true or not. That is coming from someone that lives in the scientific world. That doesn't meant parts of it weren't random. It also doesn't mean there has to be a single god that created everything. It could be an advanced alien civilization sending the right comet in the right direction. There are a lot of unknowns in the theories around creation of life. We are just starting to get a good idea of how it can start from simple molecules. We will probably spend another 1000 years researching exacty what happened. Hopefully we don't destroy ourselves before we get some real answers.
"there would be no need for organized religion."
There is still a need. It gives some people hope (I do not include myself here), and helps carry them through the hard times. Don't get me wrong, I despise organized religion and the bigotry that comes from it. However, if religion could evolve, just like every living thing on this earth, then it may not create so much hatred and anger.
"When you look at it from that perspective, it's clear that it's not just random."
If organized religion thought like him, there would be no need for organized religion.
The comments about most under 30 being willing to uninsured is disheartening. So far, in my experience, alot of young folks are at least interested, however the healthcare.gov website woes aren't helping things. Regardless of your politics, we need young people to participate to make the risk pools work. The "opt out" campaign mentioned in the article is terribly irresponsible. Apparently some on the right fail to realize that if the insurance companies get put out of business, they will indeed have the government running their healthcare!
It's hard to believe all these architects and BAR are in such an uproar and can't come up with a plan for a school of architecture based in Charleston. All we read about is incompetence and people who don't take responsibility for anything.
Citadel Mall's tenant mix should not be defined by the neighborhood directly across from it. The fact remains that Citadel Mall could, does and has always drawn from ALL parts of the tri-county, including the more affluent areas of Kiawah & Seabrook Islands. The mall has the largest Belk & Dillard's stores in the area and is the only mall with 6 anchors and an IMAX. The core elements are already in place. With some targeted marketing, a new name and image and the right stores in place, Citadel Mall could be an extremely successful property. West Ashley residents also have buying power. The median income of West Ashley's population isn't at poverty level. The problem with Citadel Mall is its image and lack of appealing stores. Remodel, renovate, and bring in merchants that people want and the mall will definitely come back bigger and better than it was when it was new.
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