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Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

Meanwhile City employees are required to work outside no matter the temperature. It is in the best interest of the Carriage Operators to take care of their animals. If they have horses dropping from the heat, they are not making a profit. Having an elected official who knows nothing of animal metabolism making these kinds of decisions based on the emotional testimony of an 'animal rights activist' is silly. In the early to mid 1800's, horses walked on Charleston streets all day and pulled wagons loaded much heavier than a carriage full of tourists. Same rules applied. If a business owner must constantly replace horses or pay vet bills to keep them working, they will not make money. The horses are cared for.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 16, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Attorneys for Michael Slager attempt to limit testimony in federal trial

I feel a monster amount of anger towards Michael Slager and his defense and hope they burn in hell for eternity ! The scumbags defending murderer (Michael Slager) have zero respect for Walter Scotts family. The 1st trial was rigged and wouldn't shock me if this one is too.

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Posted by Jari Ronka on March 15, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

I am so glad to hear about the change. I am from NYC and they take the horses off the street from Central Park when it hits 90 degrees. When I moved down here 9 years ago, I freaked out that the horses were driven in this heat. I did take some carriage rides when friends visited and got to talk with the drivers and went back to where the horses are kept. I am a big animal lover and give to animal and dog rescues and am an owner of a dog. I cannot deal with any animal cruelty. I will say the horses are very well taken care of and are given shifts and have fans in the stables and sprayed continuously with cool water. Yet, I still felt in the back of my mind that the heat here still takes a toll on the horses.

I am all for small business and capitalism. And for the gov't to stay out of our lives as much as they can. More times than most, they screw up things. As far as climate change or global warming, call it what you want. It gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Today it is very cold here, and will drop to 29 degrees tonite. My friends were calling me from NY last night in a blizzard and it's March. During the 30's, the entire Mid West had the biggest drought since they kept record, and the hottest summers. CA back in the 60's had one of the worst droughts. I remember, because i was a kid and my mom took me on a 3 week vacation there and it was all they could talk about. You had to ask for a glass of water. Now they had another one for 5 years, and then the heavens opened. Their reservoirs are now all filled to capacity. I was talking to a guy at the dog run the other day and he is from central CA and his parents own a walnut farm and he filled me in. Straight from the horses mouth. No pun intended.

As far as I am concerned, the horses should have been pulled off years ago. To me it's all about common sense. And this has to do with living beings. Politics should not enter into it, nor climate change or global warming.....

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Posted by lynnar on March 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

"I dont know if yall remember last summer and you can blame it on whatever you want but I believe the climate is changing on this planet and its getting hotter, said Mayor John Tecklenburg. We need to be sensitive to the temperature to the horses and their working conditions."
OK, the climate is getting hotter. So the horses are losing heat tolerance because the temperatures are rising? I'll bet 98 degrees this Summer effects the horses exactly the same as it has for the last 20 years.
Apparently the Mayor thinks that horses handle the same temperatures differently from before if the average temperature rises. Mayor, whether the industry needs stricter regulations or not may need consideration, but your comment in relation to the argument is just plain stupid

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 15, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

Folly Gras was a drunken disaster, but primarily due to poor planning. No proper age-to-drink wristband rules, over serving of alcohol by bartenders, huge lack of porta potties, not enough police and, as usual, lack of adequate parking or means to direct the traffic flow due to the massive number of cars.

Interesting how North Charleston just had a similar event Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick's Day, one exclusively dedicated to drinking, and had a fraction of the problems. Perhaps Mayor Goodwin should call Mayor Summey to get an understanding of how these things should be done.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Cynthia Hurd Library among targets of vandalism containing racial slurs

Sounds like we've got someone who pretty much hates everybody.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 13, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “THURSDAY: Rodney Scott's BBQ opens at 11:30 a.m. for real

Ok I was excited to try Scotts, I waited 2 weeks for the lines to calm down and then finally made it in. Well gotta say it was disappointing, first of all the bbq ribs I ordered were ok but I expected better, glad I didn't wait in the 45 minute lines. The corn bread was the driest and worse I ever had. The Mac and Cheese was ok. On a 1 to 10 I give it a 5. Will I go again? Probably, but only in a pinch.

Posted by harry2803 on March 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

Even if a little of the gas tax goes to mass transit, I would say it is a good deal. It is not paid only by SC taxpayers, like income tax, but it is paid also by tourists and other visitors to SC, whoever drives to SC.

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Posted by Tom Martin on March 11, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Suspected ice cream thief linked to rash of vandalism downtown

Drunk, stupid and stealing ice cream is no way to go through life....

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 10, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

I'm not 100% opposed to increase of gas tax (2% would cost the average driver less than 80 cent per tank or about 40 bucks a year) but if McMaster is correct, not all of the current tax goes to bridges and highways and I would revisit that to make sure that that money is being put to proper and beneficial use before the minuscule increase proposed is approved.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 10, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Sen. Lindsey Graham and President Trump trade digits following lunch meeting

every man has a price.... not values

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Posted by Daniela Belser on March 7, 2017 at 5:01 PM

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

I am so glad that lawmakers are taking my porn-induced blindness, and hairy palm syndrome seriously. Mom always said it could happen, but I never believed her.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 6, 2017 at 10:57 AM

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

Glad it got caught. And, I will stop using the term deplorable since it is a sensitive term now. I wasn't insinuating that Trump supporters are thieves, so I apologize to everyone - not just the "offended".

Posted by tupper29406 on March 6, 2017 at 6:52 AM

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

I call BS.South Carolina has no way of executing its more than 30 death row inmates?The perfect solution is in their own thinking.South Carolina lawmakers have now filed a resolution to declare pornography as a public health hazard and weed is so dangerous that SC would become a death trap,there you have it.Lock them up and take them out with weed and porn!!.By South Carolina lawmakers ideas, they would not last but a few days on death row!!!

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Posted by Marty George on March 4, 2017 at 8:43 AM

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

Does this mean our legislators feel that porn has damaged them?

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on March 3, 2017 at 9:56 PM

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

I don't cotton to the notion that only one problem can be tackled at once. There are a lot of people in the Assembly and Senate, after all. However, I'd like to see the proportionately-larger effort by our state's reps to combat the legitimate public health hazards in our state. Consider: drug addiction, mercury contamination of drinking water, long-delayed lead and asbestos abatement in low-income housing, the lack of guardrails on rural highways, and of course our crowning achievement: women being killed by their intimate partners.

Work on regulating porn, fine, but if you care about public health then put that much effort or more into things that harm and kill us every day, every year.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 3, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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

I've heard that term before, but not sure what it means. What is porn?

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Posted by Clark Surratt on March 3, 2017 at 8:13 AM

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

The damn SC sex patrol group again. Why worry about roads and education when Courtney Cummz and Eva Angelina have captured the attention of our political Columbia Crew. I, for one, am mildly disappointed at us only being 25th in the nation. I guess I need to spend some extra time on pornhub to try to bring up our ranking. I know we could be #1 if we all work at it a little harder. Who's the #1 now?

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 2, 2017 at 7:45 PM

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

What is the public health hazard? Carpal tunnel syndrome? My take away is this "Pornhub users in the Palmetto State spend an average of 10 minutes 44 seconds on the site per visit, 29 seconds longer than the national average." I heard "South Carolina people can last 29 seconds longer than the national average." Finally we aren't number 50 in something.

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Posted by markfullercot on March 2, 2017 at 6:24 PM

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
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