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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

The belief that Our Blessed Flag of Dixie stands for racial hatred is a Yankee lie! We welcome blacks and people of all races AS EQUALS. Bigots like Dylan Roof who misuse our Southern Flag are the exception, not the rule. I support Sheri Few!. And Rev. Pinkney is wrong in saying that events like the Emmanuel Church shooting should not be allowed in politics; those are the very events THAT SHOULD be in politics. That's what motivates folks to do something about them.

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Posted by James Ronnie Green on April 22, 2017 at 1:58 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster and Quinns paid $1 million by USC; Georgetown steel mill could have a buyer; No action on roads

"McMaster called on help from local Republicans to help kill efforts to raise taxes to pay for roads"

Gotta love those fiscal conservatives. Raising taxes is irresponsible. Solution? Let's borrow money!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

Few's ad does get one thing right - panic certainly leads to bad laws and poor judgment.

But her political party is the party of panic. Always fearing, always outraged, always reactionary, always on edge. You know, the kind of people you want holding weapons.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

It's not a violation. https://www.irs.gov/uac/charities-churches…

Notably: "the ban by Congress is on political campaign activity regarding a candidate; churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations can engage in a limited amount of lobbying (including ballot measures) and advocate for or against issues that are in the political arena."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

Tired of rate hikes? Stop supporting a political and economic system that allows corporations to monopolize utilities and forces taxpayers to subsidize their inevitable inefficiencies and losses.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

Is this a violation of the churches 501-3C tax status with the IRS? Tax Free Status? Separation of Church
and Partisan Politics? Just Asking!

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Posted by Carl Tommy Miller on April 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

So, when these reactors are finally built, will those SCE&G rate hikes go away, or is it like these temporary tax hikes that just never go away?

Posted by Jshicke on April 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Designs for apartments set to replace James Island movie theater up for board approval

Please don't let it happen. Please!!!!!!

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Posted by Randall Floyd on April 19, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

Yes, Lynnar, nuclear power is much better than using coal. And I do want wind mills in my neighborhood. Maybe we ought to ban private jets. But of course Trump would veto such a law.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 15, 2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

Well, you don't want coal for your electricity. So what do you want? This is a cleaner way for electricity. No way to make anyone happy. You want wind mills? Oh, not in my neighborhood..like the Kennedy's in Hyannis Port. And it's okay for them to use private jets and pollute the air. You can go solar...SCE&G and Duke lease now. Will not cost you anything if you own a house. If you rent a home, speak to the owner of the house and ask them if they can lease the solar panels. I am shocked that CA has not made solar mandatory in their state. Aren't you????

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Posted by lynnar on April 15, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Poll shows S.C. doesn't think state is keeping up; Graham fears 'cyber-Pearl Harbor'; Nuclear costs up again

Why won't someone fix our infrastructure?!?!

Raise my taxes?!?! Fuck outta here! Don't tread on me!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 13, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Two years after Walter Scott’s death, what has changed?

Erik, thanks for the response.

I did state that none of the incidents, initially, should lead to a death sentence. The officer is expected to follow a set of rules that lead to an escalation of force, ultimately leading to lethal force. If the person interacting with police does not 'Check off the boxes' on that escalation list, the officer cannot legally resort to the use of deadly force.

"The officer murdered Walter Scott and planted his taser." This was discussed in court and will be part of what any potential jury must think upon when determining if the officer is justified or not in the next trial. My comments relate to what happened PRIOR to the shots being fired.

Posted by Jshicke on April 10, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Two years after Walter Scott’s death, what has changed?

But does the police have the right to be judge,jury and executioner. You seem to be missing this point. Walter Scott murdered this man and then tried to cover up his crime by planting the taser next to his body. What law says a police officer can do this? Respect truly is a two way stree, but unfortunately, it's a one way road for Walter Scott and dozens of crooked cops across this country.

Posted by Erick Johnson on April 10, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Downtown officer-involved shooting under investigation by SLED

A vehicle is a weapon when someone is driving it towards you, they have every right to shoot the guy. my opinion

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Posted by Randall Floyd on April 10, 2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “The Agenda: O'Malley to visit Chs.; Pols react to Syria strikes; Gowdy back into political spotlight

Like asking the fox to watch the hen-house. Gowdy's obvious and angry arrogance is sickening?

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Posted by tupper29406 on April 10, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Downtown officer-involved shooting under investigation by SLED

Officers are not supposed to shoot at vehicles. If the man had been shot, he could have caused an accident, could have killed someone.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 8, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Posted by Ian Hynds on April 7, 2017 at 7:44 PM

Re: “The Agenda: O'Malley to visit Chs.; Pols react to Syria strikes; Gowdy back into political spotlight

Trey Gowdy is perfect for the Republicans to run the investigation. He spent years trying to get an indictment on Hillary when the Rpubs swore there was irrefutable evidence, so I'm sure he won't find anything damning his own party.
Oh, and uh, Joe Wilson, I wasn't aware we were concerned about future missile attacks reaching us from an airbase in Syria.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Both sides await judge’s ruling on lawsuit challenging Charleston’s tour guide laws

Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor...yup...got to legislate everything...or so it seems. *sigh

Posted by Phil Frandino on April 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Both sides await judge’s ruling on lawsuit challenging Charleston’s tour guide laws

Joseph P. Riley Jr. stated, People come here and they get ripped off or someone says, Well, Ill give you a tour, and they dont have the basic knowledge and give you a bunch of bum information that they eventually find that was bogus ..."

Pfffft. People come to Charleston and eat terrible food everyday and Joe isn't worried about the city's culinary reputation. Let the free market decide what tours sink or swim.

Besides, that test is an embarrassment. There is virtually no history about Africans or African Americans - you know, the people that constituted the majority population into the 20th century. The test is a reflection of what the old ladies in the preservation society value: the homes and gardens of rich people.

Then there's Ghost Tours. How in the wide, wide world of sports are you testing for the supernatural?

Here's an idea, Charleston: Come clean up the mess those horse carriages leave behind on my street and stop worrying about testing people on boxwoods and Adams architecture.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on April 7, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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