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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Rock Bottom

Re: “Bless Their Hearts: Ryan Gosling's Doppelganger

Another narrow-minded piece from the CCP folks who think they're tolerant. FAIL!

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Posted by Native76 on February 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

Every year tourist take tons of sand from the beach in their clothes, hair, towels and cars. Make them bring it back.

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Posted by And if elected... on February 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

Thanks for the idea, but we already have had the muck of Charleston Harbor/Navy Yard dumped nearby. It's called Morris Island and the SPA could not care less about fixing the eroding dikes that hold back the 700 acre dredge spoil.

The CCPRC needs to get out there and clean up the septic tanks and other mess left out there at the park. It's dangerous and just adds to the eroison problem. Plus it's on the beach which is public property. They have had plenty of time to clean it up. I dare say more than any homeowner would have had if their house had fallen down.

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Posted by Christine Wilkerson on February 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

@ROMAC2 -- the harbor bottom is loaded with toxic sludge from Navy Yard days. @FCB -- Folly Beach denied a permit for the houses you're thinking of. The owner appealed to an Administrative Law judge and won. The city also denied a permit for the revetments. Again, the owners appealed to an Administrative Law judge and won consent for a "temporary" sea wall.

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Posted by follitics on February 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

ROMAC2, the muck from the bottom of the harbor is hardly beach material.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

Folly lost much of my support when they let people build on land reclaimed by the renourishment.
Now, those houses are close to falling into the ocean, and rock revetments have been built to prevent that.
However, the erosion continues, so now there is no beach in front of those houses.
These property owners have in effect taken the beach from the public.
And now they want public money to continue this insanity?
Let the people whose bad decisions caused much of this pay for the renourishment, or let their houses fall into the water.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

Easy solution:
Take the dredged sand and soil from Charleston harbor and deposit on Folly Beach. Save 18 million dollars.

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Posted by ROMAC2 on February 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham loves port deepening funds, hates budget

Well said, artrogue!

Speaking of budgets, did you see Obama's OMB Director attempt to answer the question, "In which year of the President's ten year budget projections do we reach a balanced budget?" Watch the one minute long clip here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjklHhh5toI

Now compare that to Obama's "promises" in March of 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FFsfioJuiM

Trillion dollar yearly deficits as far as the eye can see. Hope and change only a dummy could believe in.

You can't make this stuff up......





Posted by I P Yuengling on February 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham loves port deepening funds, hates budget

The Politician that doesn't fight for earmarks for his home state is putting his very office on the line, yet we face serious financial dilemnas that the Congress needs to address.
The President's proposed budget is a joke. Posters on here have addressed this many times and continued to pass along the administration's falsehoods.
From Meet the Press this past Sunday morning:
White House Chief of Staff and former budget director Jack Lew said: A lot of that was because of the extreme, you know, conservative approach taken by House Republicans."
the host: Gregory: "Your party controls the Senate, does it not?"
Lew: "Yea, but the positions that ended up tying the Congress in knots came out of the House, came out of the Tea Party wing in the house."
• Number Of Votes Needed To Pass A Budget Through The Senate – 51
• Number Of Democrats In The Senate – 53
a budget resolution is one of the few things that are not subject to a filibuster. In fact, that is one reason why a bill based on reconciliation instructions cannot be filibustered.
It’s Been 1020 Days Since Senate Democrats Passed A Budget and They Have No Intention Of Doing So This Year Either.
Do your own research !

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Posted by artrogue on February 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham loves port deepening funds, hates budget

You could pay a couple of high school dropouts to do the research, but then you get what you pay for. They'd spend it all on pot and then try to wax intellectual about manatees...

I think those dropouts are the ones they paid to do Mt P town planning years ago, allowing a bunch of sprawling subdivisions and then building Hungry Neck and expanding 17 because they didn't consider the implications of sprawl.

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Posted by narayanis on February 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham loves port deepening funds, hates budget

Why do they even need to do research, and that much to research!?! Like harbor deepening has never been done before.

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Posted by DJ Le Roy James on February 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “McGinley wants teacher raises, extended school years

Yes, all public servants should be able to realize about $1,000,000 in salaries ever 5 years or so. You know we hear a lot of reasons for the economic downturn but no one points a finger at the enormous tax burden born by the middle class. Sure many in the middle class are bureaucrats, but many of them get insurance/cars/gas/stationary, etc. through the systems and have ways around taxes. A person who paid $250 a year in property taxes 10 years ago is paying $700 a year today on property that has steadily declined in value. The assessment system is a downright fraud. And it is really hard to imagine the cost of County government going up 200% in the past decade, cause the income of those who pay those taxed certainly hasn't. Little wonder so many give up and let their homes go to foreclosure.

As to teachers salaries, almost all county employees are overpaid by at least 30%. Except of course those who are really essential. The Tea Party really needs to get local and help reduce the cost of government where it does some good.

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Posted by And if elected... on February 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

what a generation ! and these are the ones that are going to be the leaders of the Nation ? please tell me , NO. !

Posted by Clarkie on February 7, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

I was diagnosed with ADD as an adult. I worked with a specialist and expressed that I did not wish to be medicated and so I changed my diet several times, took every vitamin you could imagine, rode my bike 10-20 miles a day, gave up wine with dinner and beers with friends and even designed and made a custom visual day planner (and used it religiously.) After a year, things had certainly improved. But I still could not read. I still had to go back and re-read upon realizing (every ten pages or so) that my mind was merely scanning the words but not absorbing them. My home was a disaster because whenever I cleaned I would go inch by inch picking up each object, opening and reorganizing every little container, going through all the old photos, trying to finish half-done projects. These are just but two examples from my own experience but, for me, when I did decide to try medication it was not to stay up at night (in fact, I can actually take a better nap after taking adderall). Imagine you're organizing a marching band and they have to do fancy choreography and letters, etc. For those of us with ADD, we are trying to do this in the middle of an infinitely flat field with tall grass. Adderall is not necessarily like getting a nice stadium to practice in, as much as a hill popping up in the field from which you might see your band and how each member relates to one and other. Those kids using adderall recreationaly are just assholes digging up the stadium they're already in, filling the hole with a hose and doing cannonballs off the hill.

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Posted by Tabitha on February 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Glenn Beck coming to PAC

Liberals are so funny when they try and make sense.

Posted by nofaith on February 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Glenn Beck coming to PAC

hahahahah ...well..it takes a lot of cognitive reasoning to be prejudiced against nose pickers.
Someone has sunk to a real low.
We could be having useful exchange of opinons, instead we are now going to sling mucous?

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Posted by artrogue on February 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

If "Anonymous" is correct about the reason, then Emily is correct about her assessment. There aren't even engineering majors at CofC... don't talk to me about "hectic schedules!"

Admit they're abusing the drug to make life easier and move on. Don't create some fantasy about 18 credits being a "disorder-level" lifestyle.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

this thread makes me think of "Babe Ruth did it on hotdogs and beer."

Posted by kmacky on February 6, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

"Anonymous" - it is not meant for students to stay awake and get things done. It is for people who have an attention deficit disorder. For generations now, students have been going to class and working fulltime on top of having active social lives, interships and anything else that goes into being a college student. And they have done it without taking a drug to which they are not perscribed. Society enormously over medicates these days and it is a joke that you think college kids who are not perscribed to adderall actually NEED it to get by. You think life is stressful now. Wait until you enter the real world. The shortage is going to be very, very difficult for those people who actually need this drug to function properly, no one cares about your buddies that need it to stay awake because they they "get crazy" around mid-terms.

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Posted by Emily on February 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Letter: Students abuse Adderall because they're lazy

I agree with the previous comment. The writer obviously has a very strong and biased opinion on this top. I don't take, adderall, but I have plenty of friends that do. And most of them don't take it because they are lazy. They take it because are trying to work a full time job to pay their rent and still have enough time to do multiple hours of school work every night. Not to mention how crazy they tend to get around mid-terms and finals. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. I see these people every day and I see the kind of pressure that they are under. Maybe while writing a ranting article to the city paper you should look at a topic from all sides before forming a personal "OPINION" and assuming that's the truth for EVERYONE.

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Posted by anonymous opinion on February 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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