After having a better understanding of Takeover and the good it has brought to the community through charity, I rescind my previous comment. Furthermore, I support any effort that can bring together everyone in positive ways like Takeover.
Spending more money on the dead is less for the living.
Great bar, until a couple years ago.
Security (and the interior layout) never
seemed up to par for the types of events
it hosted and the number of people jammed
inside at times. And, "Plan B"... hated the
name as soon as they took it on. TERRIBLE!
Fantastic article. Great to know that this is happening in our community. Funding something liket this makes a lot more sense than throwing money at a political campaign. I hope all the donors to our recent special election for District 1 will consider supporting the Children's Garden Project as liberally as they supported their respective candidates.
This is why I do all of my brawling and drug dealing at the Coat Hanger Club.
A club named after the morning-after pill failed? Who could've seen that coming...
The whole shopping center is a dump. Close the whole thing.
Daphnia are not insects like fleas nor are they arachnids like mites; they are crustaceans. I imagine that the author's repeatedly referring to them as fleas has confused the previous respondent.
No no no, this study is measuring the wrong things. Soap is often used to kill pests (fleas, aphids, spider mites) because the surfactants (which can be completely plant-based and nontoxic to humans) smother them - that doesn't say anything about their effect on humans or the wider environment. The most damaging ingredients in cleaning products are phosphates (cause deadly algae blooms when wastewater is released) and various carcinogens (cause cancer in humans and other animals). And you can't measure for those ingredients by dunking fleas in the product, that's ridiculous, it's like rubbing your hand on poison ivy and concluding that poison ivy is bad for the environment because you got a rash. I'm sure this student/professor team meant well, but their results don't mean anything.
Greenwashing happens though, of course. Check the Environmental Working Group for detailed product information and good, detailed analysis of various companies and the safety of the ingredients they use.
On a related note, standardized testing is antithetical to education, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender or culture. Rote memorization is not learning. That's why schools are not churning out the best and brightest - not because some are striving for some goddamn egalitarianism.
Excellence is a relative term. The fact that some of you are so adamantly against providing equal access to education to those with different backgrounds - and different barriers - from yourselves speaks to the very reason these programs are needed.
"And we cannot be satisfied until all students are achieving excellence and end their K-12 career ready to go to college or ready to enter the workforce."
Be ready to be dissatisfied. Forever.
Equality of opportunity does not equal equality of results. It's a bell curve, there will always be some at the far left (low) side in terms of capabilities and achievements. There will be a lot in the middle. And, at the far right...excellence. If all students are achieving it, then it isn't excellence.
One problem is that your opinion doesn't seem to have anything to do with the piece, or at least you didn't bother to explain what you are talking about.
The other problem is that meritocracies suck.
Corporations are lying to people about the products they use?
I'm shocked! Shocked!
(in before anti-green frenzy)
LOL.. my secretary was supposed to proof this.. and give me a break, I was educated in SC..Thing is, opinions may matter, but in this venue spelling doesn't. If it did they would put in a spellcheck. So if you have an opinion, post it. And just let spelling and punctuation fall where they may.
Yeah, diversity is the problem.
Problem with diversity is it guarantees the system will not be ifnused with the brightest and the best. The efficiency of the bureaucratic function is being sacrificed in the name of political correctness.
All I really should have said was that after meeting Eugene Platt, I'm convinced that he would have gotten over 10% of the vote had there been a televised debate.
I'd like to see ECB win, but did have the pleasure of meeting Gene and his son Paul and was really impressed. If he had a platform, such as the debate, I think he would have gotten more support, but then there is the age old dilemma of the third party spoiler. I suppose at some point we will have to commit to a universal health care system. What I don't like is hiking up my health insurance premiums to pay for someone else's free health insurance. What ever happened to the universal option for everyone, especially middle class? When Obama leaves office South Carolina will have to find a way to fit in with the rest of the nation. I didn't have a chance to talk with Gene Platt long but almost with he would run in one of the other parties and keep the same issues.
great but when will the city actually open the bridge??
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