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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “GALLERY: Anti-Trump protest converges on Marion Square

Honesty and integrity not at the top of your qualities? I want what I want and screw the rest of you! I am right you are wrong. Do as I say not as I do! It is all about me, me me.

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Posted by truthrus on November 14, 2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “GALLERY: Anti-Trump protest converges on Marion Square

I.am.afraid.....very afraid.....terrified, even! Our futures and our safety are in peril. Trump's campaign promises threaten the civil rights of countless citizens and freedom of the press. His attacks on the media and promises to censure only the media that disagrees with him is an all too familiar tactic. Only news that is pro-trump will be allowed. He's attacked women, en-masse, and in vulgar ways. He's vowed to seat a Supreme Court justice that will reverse gay marriage with the full support of various religious based "traditional" marriage proponents. (FYI, my marriage doesn't have shit to do with "god", nor his "blessing"). He is anti-pluralistic and has the full support and "christian blessings" of the many supremacists groups, which are also seeing an upsurge in membership since the election. There was talk about the election being rigged. And indeed it was......by the GOP and their minions working behind the scenes to expose the "evils" of HRC's non-existent "email" scandal and the 7 years of "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" reprisals, costing taxpayers tens of millions in wasted tax-dollars and wasted legislative time and effort. Mark my words, this is not going to end well for the United States of America, which has been successfully transformed into the "Divided States of America". The "straight, white, christian men" on one side.....and the rest of the nation on the other. The "straight, white christian women" don't understand that for some reason.

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 14, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Did your neighborhood vote for Trump or Clinton? A look at Charleston County precinct results

One reason Hillary won the urban votes is because so many people who live in urban areas are on "public assistance" . . . otherwise known as welfare. The urban Hillary supporters need to be careful about who they attack. Hillary supporters may have all the welfare checks . . . but the Trump supporters out in the country have most of the food and ammunition.

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Posted by Gunnar on November 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Did your neighborhood vote for Trump or Clinton? A look at Charleston County precinct results

everyone's a Democrat until ya get a little money

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Posted by LA 1 on November 11, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Did your neighborhood vote for Trump or Clinton? A look at Charleston County precinct results

Interesting how areas surrounding some of the whites schools in CCSD voted Trump. Seems like the areas known to have more wealth were voting to get that Trump tax break.

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Posted by Keannette Perez on November 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Did your neighborhood vote for Trump or Clinton? A look at Charleston County precinct results

In nearly every state, Hillary won the urban vote, while Trump won everywhere else.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 11, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Competency evaluation delays trial of Dylann Roof

I have trouble calling Dylan Roof a Christian. Someone willing to walk into a house of God and kill 9 people is obviously not Christian. I would bet that most White Christians would be right up there with you in saying he deserved the death penalty for his crime, should the court give him that sentence.

No legit benefit to killing this person? I have yet to see a convicted murderer who has been executed go out and kill another person afterward. It may not be a deterrent, but it stops the behavior.

It is too costly? The cost is due to the legal wrangling that goes on the entire time the criminal is on death row. The actual cost of the execution is not much at all. However, consider that many who have had their death sentence drop, still serve their lives behind bars. A persons best chance of exoneration is while they are on death row, not while sitting in jail for life. Once off death row, their case is generally forgotten (hence the lower cost).

We get it wrong too often? The rate of wrongful conviction is something like .027% While 1 wrongful execution is terrible, it does not nullify the punishment being appropriate for those who deserve it. Estimates of wrongful execution range from .027% to 4.1% Looking at the highest value, this amounts to about 75 wrongful executions since 1973 or 1.6 per year. The assumption that the executed was ENTIRELY innocent, is untrue, as many supposedly 'innocent' people have been in and out of prison their entire lives. Further, many 'experts' have reviewed execution cases and deemed them innocent without benefit of an actual official review of the case in the hopes of supporting their view of executions being wrong (essentially a jury of 1), and usually despite the convicted having several times being convicted of the same crime prior to the actual execution being carrier out by a jury of 12.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 11, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkG9seHJc…

blahahah... im so happy to see the crooked clintons go slinking into retirement..

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Posted by artrogue on November 10, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Competency evaluation delays trial of Dylann Roof

This makes sense. Roof is a white man. His mental competency must be called into question. If he had been another skin color or non-Christian religion, he would just simply be a cut and dry terrorist.

There is no legitimate benefit to killing this person, or anyone convicted of any crime. We get it wrong too often (I think Roof is guilty), it is too costly, and it serves as no deterrent.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 9, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Blahahahahaha !!

Looking forward to the mass exodus from Hollywood to Canada

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Posted by artrogue on November 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Congratulations on voting for more taxes to fund projects that the city cannot afford to maintain. Excellent work.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Leave it to the Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the national level. I wish I could say it's surprising but they are very good at it.

Republicans: Congratulations on your victories and strong voter turnout. You guys won everything, so...you realize you actually have to govern now right? No more boogeymen, no more liberal media bias, no more yelling platitudes. You have to actually get shit done for this betterment of this country. Good luck.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Polls are open until 7 p.m. in Charleston, here's what you need to know on Election Day

I am disgusted with Folly and Main Roads continually being bypassed for improvements, including the completion of I-526, while the rest of the county gets their pet projects built. NO to the referendum and bond!

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Posted by Paul Luman on November 8, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “City officials assess damages following Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane (fraud) MASON, here in the state of SC (southern corruption) should be the focus of damage control experts. For, same secret society storm unleashed by these perjury vowed public traitors is responsible for exponentially more damage than any act of The One True God.

Mr Sanford, I am qualified to speak for Berkeley County Masonic damage. Come and see my 2 paid for homes that corrupt Scout trainers in Berkeley County are responsible for trashing (on my video surveillance systems, yet dismissed by BCSO detectives).

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Posted by William Morgan on November 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Re: “National anti-abortion campaign to hold rally at Charleston Women's Medical Center Friday night

I'm not super good with irony, so help me out here. Is it ironic that all of the anti-abortion people probably would have made society better if they had themselves been aborted?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 6, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

Do they have a clue of what going to happened in the country if the Justice system even think about turning there head on a clear cold CASE of MURDER what ever happened to chasing a SUSPECT now it a target practice thing and that clear in this VIDEO

Posted by Joe Wonder on November 6, 2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Shooting eyewitness takes the stand during trial of Michael Slager

The Post and Courier has a better (more complete) version of the day's events. I think the real story here is the prosecutors behavior so far. It seems to me she is giving the jury every opportunity to cut Slager a break. At one point yesterday the judge objected to the defense questioning because Wilson either wouldn't or didn't understand that Savage was bullying the witness.

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Posted by CityDweller29403 on November 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Shooting eyewitness takes the stand during trial of Michael Slager

I guess the murderer got very angry that Scott was struggling with him after he caught him, so when Scott got free and started running away, the murderer started shooting at him. So sad.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “National anti-abortion campaign to hold rally at Charleston Women's Medical Center Friday night

Don't they realize that having an abortion is often done for a very selfless, ethical reason, namely to prevent an unwanted child from being born?
My mom's parents did not intend to have any children. But my grandma got accidentally pregnant, so my mom got born. And when she found out she was not planned for, that they did not intend to have kids, she resented that greatly. She became very neurotic, struggled with depression. She married, had two kids with my father, but she was difficult to live with for our family. Had she not been born, she would not have suffered. And I would not have existed, i suffered terribly as a child from evil bullies in school. It was sheer hell in that school. I would have been spared that, had I not existed.
These Christians who want to demonstrate, are supposed to behave ethically. An ethical thing is to prevent unwanted kids from being born.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “National anti-abortion campaign to hold rally at Charleston Women's Medical Center Friday night

Btw. This isn't a new thing. There are always people protesting at this facility. They are not allowed in the parking lot so they park on the street and hate bash/shame/guilt women with religion. No one walks into that place without a heavy heart. It is a helpless and sad place to be. Most women are there because they are alone without a hand to hold. Please, dont make it worse for them. I have held the hand of a friend in a very bad situation there. Empathy goes a long way.

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Posted by Adriana Simpson on November 5, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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