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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Agenda: S.C. Republicans stand by Trump; Hard-hit communities flood again; Chs. County power back this week

I live in West Ashley, where this article says there is again major flooding. Though like many others, I have fled from the hurricane Matthew. Does someone know, can someone tell me, who can I call, to find out if my street and streets around it are still flooded?

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 11, 2016 at 3:18 PM
Posted by tupper29406 on October 11, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Thousands still powerless; Summey "should step down" as chair; Fmr. Miss SC is at heart of Trump tape

It sure is frustrating with this hurricane Matthew. I have evacuated from Charleston, like many others. Now I am many miles away, in a hotel. I have called SCEG, they don't know if the power is on in my apartment. I have no idea who I can call to find out if my street, Ashley Crossing Dr., or other streets around there, are still too flooded to drive there, or if they are blocked by fallen trees or tree branches. I tried to call my apartment complex rental office, busy signal. I called my own home phone, busy signal.
So I called Comcast, they told me Comcast has an outage there until tomorrow (Tuesday) around 9 PM, and that the rental office phone is also on Comcast and so has the same problem, that is why the busy signal. So I don't even know if the rental office was open. Certainly I can't reach them, so they can't tell me if the power is on, if the streets are no more flooded, if they are blocked by fallen trees or fallen branches. The city does not seem to have any road office. I don't know who else I can call. It is so frustrating. Does anyone here know who I can call?

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 10, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Curfew announced for Charleston tri-county area during Hurricane Matthew

Is there still a curfew in Charleston? My Husband is trying to deliver on his big rig and needs to know?

Posted by Christa Sartin Waters on October 10, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Thousands still powerless; Summey "should step down" as chair; Fmr. Miss SC is at heart of Trump tape

Trump states that his locker-room banter is a past embarrassment and he said he no longer thinks that way, but he has denigrated women and others through-out his CURRENT presidential campaign. So it isn't who he WAS, it is who he IS and he doesn't have the power from within to control himself. His behavior is ingrained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sM5L4TZHZ…

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 10, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Curfew announced for Charleston tri-county area during Hurricane Matthew

Why do counties have seperate curfews? Just leads to confusion for people. Only curfew we heard announced was midnight but later found out Dorchester county decided theirs would be 6 PM, how about some consistency???

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Posted by Bosox2010 on October 9, 2016 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Well, I might have to throw my support behind trump. He just made it ok to go grab some pnssy, even married pnssy. Oh, wait a minute, that would make me a deplorable to support a cad! HRC made the statement that half of trumps supporters were deplorable, but after #pnssygate, ONLY deplorables that think like trump will support him.

Posted by tupper29406 on October 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Matthew approaches Fla.; I-26 reversals to remain until at least Fri.; Haley's ASL interpreter

We've been very impressed with Gov. Haley's preparations for this storm. It's hard losing these days out of school and out of work, but I think she's handled it appropriately, with dignity, and with diplomacy.

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Posted by Robin Bruce Bowman on October 6, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Closures, cancellations announced as Hurricane Matthew looms

Everwho the reversal engineers are, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest their sphincters. To go from West Ashley to North Charleston requires a trip to RIDGEVILLE exit 187 then back track on 78. 2.5 hours and a half tank later....Viola! Home! SCDOT at it's finest. Not such a great day with buffoons running the show. And they pay these "engineer" high 5 figures for p! Ss sake!

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 5, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

75% of all statistics and polls are made up on the spot. See I just did it?
A recent poll of local food servers say 75% of blacks are bad tippers. See did it again.
A recent poll of African Americans say 75% don't care if you call them the N word and think white people wearing black face is funny and a sign of respect. See did it again .
A recent poll says white cops will shoot black people just for being black. Wait that might be true.
How about I don't want to come to SC because its a backward racist culture and proud of it.
Its not the Flag and here's one more statistic...
75% of people said they just don't care, there's plenty of freaking tourists to go around.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on October 5, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

just imagine the economic boost to the state if we could just get rid of all of the white people. progressive nirvana! until it becomes Detroit...

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Posted by ncspartan on October 4, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Breaking news! The GOP just published their analysis of the VP debate. And Pence won......before the debate even starts.....in about an hour. They're clairvoyant, no wonder they are so smart!

Posted by tupper29406 on October 4, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

In May 2000, the SC legislature voted 66 to 43, to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse dome and put a similar one at the Confederate memorial.

The NAACP was unhappy with the new location and decided to continue their tourism boycott. The flag was removed from the Confederate memorial in February 2006, and the NAACP lifted their boycott.

During the third quarter of 2006, state officials noticed an alarming drop in tourism revenues. After many surveys, studies and models, it was determined that a large segment of South Carolina's normal tourism market had ceased to visit the state. This segment comprised tourists from other Southern states.

"There was no organized boycott...." explains Tim Wheeler, VP of the SC Tourism Consortium. "It was mostly just word of mouth that spread like wildfire across the South."

"We just don't want to spend our money in a state that dishonors our ancestors and history," says JoAnn Reeves, President of Women for Southern Heritage. "Removing a Confederate flag from a Confederate memorial -- that was the last straw for us."

By the time the legislature convened in January 2009, annual tourism revenues were down ten percen from their 2004 levels, and both the government and private concerns that depend on tourism dollars were finding it difficult to make ends meet....

Edited from:
Rebel flag quietly goes back up
by Trace Gibbs
The State
Tuesday, March 16, 2016

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Posted by Connie Chastain on October 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

I hv lived in Charleston for 9 years and I never saw a Confederate Flag nor a bumper sticker. In fact I still see Obama bumper stickers. Now what other city would Blacks visit? Greenville? I am sure there were no Confederate Flags flying around there. And tourists certainly do not visit Columbia. What for? To see the State House? Don't think so. You come to South Carolina to visit Charleston. So taking down the Confederate Flag, although a sincere gesture, should not have stopped blacks from coming here.

I'm from NYC and grew up with blacks. They went to my Junior High school and High school and college. Worked together. Never saw they were treated any differently then I was by my teachers, or employers. And since I was down here? At the job I worked at, same thing. I never saw any prejudice.

So to me, Flag or no flag. My dad was a Holocaust survivor. I still see the swastika flag, but I deal with it. And just for some reference, I had researched, and still to this day, more HATE crimes are committed on Jews in this country, than on blacks and Muslims. And Jews make up the least amount of the American population. Perhaps America needs to work on the growing problem of Anti-semitism that is brewing in our country.

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Posted by lynnar on October 4, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

These days, we prefer our racism to be passive-aggressive, not overt. So sure, the removal of such a visceral symbol is going to help things, but the problem is not going away.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 4, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Rise in S.C. tourism among African-Americans following Confederate flag removal

"Researchers recently found that almost half of all out-of-state African-American travelers surveyed said that the flag’s removal increased their desire to visit the Palmetto State." But this does not say that it influenced their decision to visit, merely increased the desire. Perhaps the better question would have been "Would you have made this visit if the flag had not been removed?" But, then again, they probably wouldn't have had nearly as "dramatic" results. A poll can tell you whatever you want if you can frame the questions around the answers you're looking for and then present in the most favorable light ie. almost half sounds a whole lot more prominent than,say, 40%. And a further thought - was the same question asked to White visitors and how would their answers have skewed?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on October 4, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak at CofC on race in America

I saw Mr. Coates speak in North Carolina several months ago. His speech last 18 minutes, which was about the same length of time it took for the university president to introduce him. Coates seems to be a nice enough fellow, but he adds little or nothing to the national discourse on race.

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Posted by Gunnar on October 3, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Your comment is right there. Nobody's censuring, censoring, or banning you from commenting. You do you, Cosmo.

Posted by Sam Spence on October 3, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

I posted a comment with my own words and no link here this morning but it is gone. Have I been censured or banned from further comment? Are you a trump supporter and that is why my first amendment rights are being shut down? That would make sense because trump is a dictator in disguise? Inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks,

Cosmo Tupper

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 3, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “MOJA R&B concert faces financial crisis

another government bail out of a failure, just because! When does it stop?

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Posted by truthrus on October 1, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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