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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “$1 million raised in Charleston mayoral race

From the P&C:

"Stavrinakis, Gregorie and Tecklenburg said they have received campaign contributions from the Beach Co., others connected to the company or other developers."

And all of the candidates for mayor have pledged to continue the Riley legacy of crony capitalism, and aggressive, taxpayer enhanced sprawl.

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Posted by John Paul Jah on April 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Re: “$1 million raised in Charleston mayoral race

No, it probably won't, but I can't tell you why. That's a column for later.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 22, 2015 at 11:07 PM

Re: “$1 million raised in Charleston mayoral race

We really need breakdowns of these contributions!

Number of donors, % from Charleston.


This race is going to have a major impact on Charleston.

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Posted by Jack Handegan III on April 22, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “P&C Pulitzer winner explains why she left journalism for public relations

uh-oh - is this foreshadowing a Paul Bowers move?

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Posted by nofaith on April 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “How did S.C.'s 'guns in bars' bill pass so fast?

Over a year later and...

Number of issues I'm aware of in SC related to lawful concealed carry in a business that serves alcohol: zero

It's the same as concealed carry licensing all over the nation which started in the late 90's (there are now over 11,000,000 Americans with concealed firearms permits) - "there will be gunfights over parking spaces, blood in the streets!" turned into a whole lot of nothing. Violent crime is now at 30 year lows.

The usual hysterics from the usual crowd, nothing more.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 21, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Volvo narrows its search; Cycles of missed child support; Furyk clinches Heritage

Hey Ron great comparison..... although I guess I missed your point, since a company like Volvo takes those tax breaks(welfare in your opinion) and in return generates jobs and improves the economy of the area. Boeing is a great example. Would you mind updating your post and explaining what return taxpayers are getting from those that abuse the welfare programs that you seem to be in favor of?

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Posted by Bosox2010 on April 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Walter Scott attended program for dads who are behind on child support payment

How is it that everyone can judge the situation so quickly or honestly, so black or white?
The man did not deserve to die, no U.S. court would hand down that sentence.
The real concern is the children - all of the time, effort and money behind this could be spend on helping the mother get her children what they need. I haven't seen one story, much less a sentence in a story about it....

Posted by tjmm on April 21, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Volvo narrows its search; Cycles of missed child support; Furyk clinches Heritage

Can't wait to see if you put your principles where your mouth is and only support opponents of Mrs Clinton.

There is NO candidate of any party that is more in the bag of crony capitalism.
Bill and Hillary are just plain FILTHY rich. No American should not be supporting that untrustworthy pair for getting back in the White House.

Not only from American corporations donating to their foundation but foreign governments and companies.
Clinton was serving as the US secretary of state at the time that the donations to her family’s charity were being made. Although it is true that the Clinton Foundation refused donations directly from foreign governments while Clinton was serving in the Obama administration, the door remained wide open to donations from public citizens like Victor Pinchuk, who has advocated on behalf of stronger ties between Ukraine and the European Union. Between 2009 and 2013, the very period when Hillary Clinton was serving as US secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation appears to have received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk.

Pay to play... pure and simple.

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Posted by artrogue on April 20, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Volvo narrows its search; Cycles of missed child support; Furyk clinches Heritage

"the automaker Volvo has narrowed its search for a location of a new $500 million manufacturing facility to South Carolina and one other state."

Volvo is just waiting to see which welfare check clears first. Although it should get off its lazy ass and get to work without depending on a government handout. At the very least Volvo needs to be drug tested if it's going to accept government welfare.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

"However, now that they are in place, unions are irrelevant parasites."

Because corporations are totally benevolent now and would never try to screw their employees over and they never lobby to try and get worker protections and benefits removed under the farcical umbrella of "reform."

"It is unfortunate that a couple of union reps were greeted at the door with someone holding a gun but maybe they should not have been so aggressive in campaigning."

And that girl wouldn't have gotten raped if she didn't dress like a slut.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

yup, you're right Cid, but if I remember correctly when the NLRB try to enforce on a complaint against Boeing all I heard was the collective squeal of stuck pigs.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

There are federal laws and enforcement mechanisms in place for workplace safety, child labor, minimum wage, etc. Unions helped put those in place.

However, now that they are in place, unions are irrelevant parasites.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 20, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

"The unions of the past served a purpose to get proper safety rules regulated by law, that purpose is over."

Disagree. Unions still serve a purpose for collective bargaining of benefits we should all enjoy in a 21st century society (maternity leave, sick leave, etc.)--most of which are not guaranteed in this state.

SC is near the bottom of the barrel in worker's rights, and will continue to be this backwards with this open hostility toward unions.

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Posted by leemajors on April 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

Fortunately in this state the workers have the right to either join a union or not join a union, in this case they chose not to. It is unfortunate that a couple of union reps were greeted at the door with someone holding a gun but maybe they should not have been so aggressive in campaigning. There have been horror stories about people going to employees houses repeatedly even after being told they were not wanted. And anyone who thinks that major operation like Boeing condones unsafe working conditions is believing in a union inspired fantasy. The unions of the past served a purpose to get proper safety rules regulated by law, that purpose is over.

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Posted by nofaith on April 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

Well, if workers don't want protection of a union, like to protect them in case of unsafe working conditions, etc., it is their choice. They just believe the propaganda that unions are somehow socialist, so they hate them.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 18, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

See, all those idiot dumbass ads boeing paid for were a huge waste of money. The marketing department should be called to task for this one, bombarding us for weeks with really stupid and expensive ads in all forms of media. Workers are not as stupid or as sheeplike as boeing always seems to think they are. This is SC and we can still spot carpetbaggers in all forms including Union AND corporate from 50 miles away. Nobody today is going to sign up for anything and give people money for nothing, they do their homework. As a shareholder, this money wasting crapola really pisses me off. No wonder my shares are down 2.37 this week, I had to help pay for the dumbass ads. Worse marketing ever...well, except for Carnival.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

There was never a desire for the Union to come to town. The support was just not there, but the union insisted on forcing itself on the employees of Boeing. When the finally got down to talking one-on-one with the employees, the found out really fast that they were not welcome. Maybe the two guys who ran them off their property with a gun gave them an idea they were not welcome. Raspberries to Wendel Gaillard for claiming he had real support for these clowns. I lost a lot of respect for him while he continued to promote them. He's becoming another Kwadgo. Hopefully the union won't be back for a long time. And here's hoping they don't try and infect the new Daimler plant coming to N. Charleston. Somebody might just get a bit more riled if they try and force themselves on these workers.

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Posted by localhutch on April 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “The Agenda: 4.2M SC license plates to be replaced; Sanford plan would cut public transit; Court to hear church case

Don't blame Sanford, blame Joe Riley. He was the one that traded the clean up of the new aquarium site for the transit system. Before that it was taken care of by SCE&G. People seem to have short memories. So now it belongs to the gov't which it shouldn't.

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Posted by Showmoor on April 17, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker introducing bill to protect LGBT customers

There is no ignorance at all in my opinion, in fact the ignorance is the people who are against it. My opinion is based on a willingness to accept and be tolerant of other people's beliefs, even ones that I disagree with. I am not in favor of forcing someone to do something that they are morally opposed to, even if I do not have the same moral opposition to it. And there is a tremendous difference between refusing to sell somebody something because of their sexual orientation (or race or whatever) and asking someone to participate in an event. Not selling someone a cake is very different from not making a custom cake. The distinction between the two is clear no matter how much others want to muddy the waters, but it doesn't really matter because the folks who want to push this are blinded by their inability to accept other peoples opinions and move on. And, the clear and obvious logic aside, I go back to the other part of the argument. If you know the person providing the service has a distinct distaste for you, why in the hell would you 1) go to them in the first place and 2) try and force them to provide a service to you? It would be like me going to one of the whack job commenters who disagree with me and asking them to write my biography. Hmmm...another great example, we should force gay writers to write glowing biographies of Fred Phelps.

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Posted by nofaith on April 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker introducing bill to protect LGBT customers

Looks like we need our lives protected based on the following report. This is clearly an incitement to commit genocide in the name of god as quoted in the bible:

Regular Matt Barber (Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law and spokesperson for the Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT legal outfit) Columnist again calls for the death penalty for homosexuality.

"The Law of God, that says that homosexuals must be put to death, must be enacted against this evil. You say that this is inhumane, that it is cruel, but it is not. What is truly cruel is giving freedom to caretakers and disgusting parents the 'freedom' to force children to watch this sickness manifest before their innocent eyes. Any parent, or adult, who brings children to a sodomite event should be arrested and punished, for those that 'have pleasure in them that do them' 'are worthy of death' (Romans 1:32), as we learn from the sublime words of St. Paul. This is true love, to destroy evil where it stands, to cut it off before it grows like a weed and consumes all of the nurturing love of righteous truth. The state must be slaughter these wicked reprobates or else they will continue to flood the world with their gloomy darkness." - Theodore Shoebat, writing for his father's Shoebat Foundation.
RELATED: Theodore Shoebat also enjoys compiling YouTube clips of gay men being brutally beaten by Christian mobs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1BVyFjEYn…

Posted by tupper29406 on April 17, 2015 at 8:35 AM
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