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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “South Carolina lawmakers aim to label porn as a public health hazard

Please call or email these idiots and tell them to focus on important things like roads and taxes.

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Posted by Hal Clay on March 2, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Attorneys for Michael Slager cite Trump’s declarations of ‘fake news’ in allegations of media witch-hunt

Fake news: completely fabricated stories peddled by click-baiters to rubes eager for confirmation of their preconceived notions.

Slanted coverage: news that covers a story with a narrative in mind. Not the same thing whatsoever.

Unfriendly coverage: news that YOU don't agree with.

Officer Slager shot a fleeing man in the back multiple times, leading to that man's death. That's not fake news... we've all seen it ourselves. Sorry your client isn't getting painted as a hero for shooting a man at a distance in the back, but it is real news even if it is unfriendly to the accused.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 2, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Protesters clash outside of Bree Newsome lecture

So this civil rights "activist" decided it was okay to violate someone else's civil rights that he disagreed with? Do any of you know the meaning of ironic? Breaking the law for public attention and notoriety is still breaking the law.

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Posted by Peter Gozinya on March 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

So we got rid of jaxx and landsnark, two of the worst trolls here. Thank goodness.

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Posted by Peter Gozinya on March 2, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Thief allegedly robs Girl Scouts of their cookie money

Ever-who thinks that this is not a deplorable person stealing from the Girl Scouts, IS deplorable themselves if they condone this.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 1, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Attorneys for Michael Slager cite Trump’s declarations of ‘fake news’ in allegations of media witch-hunt

I heard these skinhead looking dudes talking in the mall the other day. They were all pissed off at something. Fed up or something like that... One dude was like "Man the chit we got at the gun show is untraceable" The other dude was like "Yeah and hunting rounds will go through their vests". Then the first dude said "Now all we gotta' do is make a bogus call and wait." I wonder what they were talking about?

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Posted by Filo Beddo on March 1, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Thief allegedly robs Girl Scouts of their cookie money

Deplorable!

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 28, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Muhiyidin d'Baha sits down with Quintin Washington two days after arrest during Confederate flag protest

So, Chesterboy, what you're saying is that him fighting against it validates it? If he did nothing, would that not also validate it? I'm sure it wouldn't matter to you how he opposed it, it would all give validity to the cause, right?

No one is supreme over anyone else. We're all people. We have the same thoughts, feelings and abilities. We all get traffic tickets, jail sentences, college degrees and Nobel prizes for the same things. What separates us is language, distance and culture. These are the very things that we should peacefully engage one another on, to grow closer as human beings - because we're much more alike than we are different - instead of using those things to divide and conquer based on nationalistic differences or melanin count. The separatist/racist mindset is the problem, and it's the very reason why his reaction was one of the noblest of responses. Fighting against the problem of evil is the only way to reach a solution of peace. To not fight against evil is to fight for it. If the things white supremacists do are done to them, they'll be in an uproar, because they know it's unfair. It's not only unfair if it's done to them. It's unfair against all of us. Anyone operating under the double standard which says otherwise sits at the height of hypocrisy and is the cancer of humanity. Unity doesn't cause problems, division does. Be part of the solution.

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Posted by William Davis on February 27, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Protesters clash outside of Bree Newsome lecture

Put up a gofundme page for his bail, court and attorney fees. WORTH IT!

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Posted by Chelle Ellis on February 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM
Posted by tupper29406 on February 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Tecklenburg pushes I-526; Solar tax breaks; DeMint's Heritage a bridge for Trump agenda

"D.C. think tank behind Donald Trump"? Trump is not too keen on anyone not behind him.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e5c5…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 27, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Protesters clash outside of Bree Newsome lecture

I have nothing but admiration for the man who was brave enough to take down that damn flag that represents nothing but racism and oppression. It's A disgrace that he was arrested. Shame on the Charleston police department.

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Posted by Patricia Fuenzalida on February 26, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Muhiyidin d'Baha sits down with Quintin Washington two days after arrest during Confederate flag protest

Technically not only did he commit a crime, but he also promotes a view of an honored Southern symbol that gives power to white supremacists - the very people he claims to be fighting against.
http://southernfriedcommonsense.blogspot.c…

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Posted by Chesterboy on February 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Protesters clash outside of Bree Newsome lecture

The guy carrying that flag should have been charged with a hate crime. Anyone not ashamed of carrying that flag in this day and age is a racist dick!

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Posted by Nancy Baker on February 26, 2017 at 3:21 AM

Re: “U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Sanford will hold their own local town hall meetings this weekend

Senator Tim Scott and Representative Mark Sanford,
I have called and left messages and I wanted to follow up with this communication.

I have been watching and absorbing the events as they have unfolded over the course of the last month or so and have been very concerned about the direction our nation has been taking and the international community's view as a "not-so-great nation". It's was bad enough for him to question judges decisions, even based on their ethnicity, but he clearly has something to hide because, then the unthinkable happens! President Trump unilaterally declares the media the "enemy" of the people and takes the final step of shutting out the media that refuses to allow Trump to dictate his communication without any vetting of what he says. We are in a dangerous time now and I fear, not only for the nation, but for personal safety. We can no longer be informed about what is really taking place in Washington except through our representation. We are beginning to get into a desperate situation and the subversion of the US Constitution cannot be allowed to continue.

Please take action at once to reel in this Oligarch! Now, before it is too late!

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Strom Thurmond and Ben Tillman's legacies surfaced as Elizabeth Warren read Coretta Scott King's words in the Senate

Foghorn, this comes from sound bites they get from the biased media because they are too lazy to do research. Plus, if MSNBC says it, it has to be true

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Posted by Showmoor on February 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Applicants for new Meeting Street office building seek final approval

Looks like a great project to help frame corner of across from Marion Sq

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Posted by John Edward on February 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham on "kicking Russia in the a**"; Koch groups poised for gas tax fight

The President's spokesperson says, "again the lying news media misquotes a Republican leader - Senator Graham, representing the U.S. in Germany said 'the year of KISSING Russia on the ass."

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 20, 2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Applicants for new Meeting Street office building seek final approval

I especially like the hill and meadow in the background of the architect's rendering of the building.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 20, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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