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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Re: “Letter to the Editor: Take A Second Look At HomeServe

This response is 10 sentences of free promotion for Homeserve. Complete with a 24/7 365 hotline. It is not a response to any criticism, it is a continuation of the scam. A chance to reiterate the tremendous cost and inconvenience that may befall those failing to purchase a meteorite protection warranty.

Will Homeserve offer refunds to those 7,700 Charleston Water Service customers who feel that they purchased contracts due to the deceptive mailings? The fact that you only had 1,000 customers before you began the deceptive mailings seems to indicate the public didn't want your service when it was offered honestly. Respond to that question please, Myles.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on February 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor: Take A Second Look At HomeServe

Before Homeserve, "residents had no solution, other than to search for a contractor and fork over the money themselves." Thank you Mr. Meehan for saving us from the horrible scenario where something breaks and we have to pay to fix it. My understanding (could be wrong) is that a line break is not a catastrophic loss, so why pay hundreds every year to insure for a loss that may cost a few thousand?

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Posted by Chris Paton on February 1, 2015 at 8:17 AM

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Further, I don't believe that the problem of broken service lines is a common problem. Could we hear from some homeowners or plumbers who've experienced this?
Cars, TVs, porch steps, phones: everything has a risk of breaking. When it does, the owner calls a service person and pays him. Why should water lines be any different? And why isn't this expensive insurance plan subject to review by the SC Insurance Commission?

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Posted by ImFromHere on January 31, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Letter to the Editor: Take A Second Look At HomeServe

Say hey Myles, nothing personal but- We just did not like the scammer like tactics of making it seem like the Water Company was providing the service intead of your firm. We kinda like the old "Truth in Advertising" slogan here in the Chuck - just color us silly if you like, but plastering the Water Company Logo all over your advertisments is a deceptive and dishonest practice. Don't care if you purchased the rights to use the logo or came to some agreement with the water company, at the end of the day thats bullshitting us and we do not take kindly to outside bullshitters here....we have enough homegrown ones to look after.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on January 31, 2015 at 12:48 PM

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Does anyone find it strange that Toni Zotto has been so quiet AFTER trashing Dr. Sheriden's career??? I was a client there for many years. The ONLY employee I had issues with was Ms. Zotto. Seemed she was angry that Dr. Sheriden was difficult to wake in the morning??? Hummmm leaves me to wonder what she was angry about.

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Posted by Lauren Winningham on May 28, 2014 at 1:16 AM

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Posted by pagepounder on July 18, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

I was edited for length -- which happens to most everyone at one time or another -- but wish that they'd have concluded the last paragraph, which I think explains why Moredock's ire was raised. The rest of the letter read as follows:

While it is true that C.I. Schofield, one of the major originators of pre-millenial, pre...-trubulational Dispensationalism, was a contributor, Old Princetonian and post-millenialist B.B. Warfield was also a
contributor. Warfield's colleague at Princeton Seminary, Charles
Erdman, authored the essay on “The Coming of Christ” and took an
historically pre-millenial – but not Dispensational – tone.

Many of the Fundamentalists whom Mr. Moredock eschews – for instance,
Jerry Falwell – showed an appreciation for the cultural mandate that
contradicted their Dispensational views, founding schools and colleges
and seeking to articulate a distinctively Christian worldview that
applied faith to all of life to include the political sphere – Mr.
Moredock might well hope for some of the old-time pietism that sought
to withdraw from society!

[For the record, I'm an Anglican priest (hardly a group generally identified with Fudamentalism), who smokes (just finished an enjoyable bowl of pipe-tobacco as I'm typing this), drinks (especially dark beer and single-malt Scotch -- although I avoid doing so to excess), dances (perhaps not very well), and goes to concerts and movies -- thereby eschewing the separationism that has come to be identified with the term. I do not consider myself to be a Fundamentalist and never use the term to describe myself, although I do adhere without reservation to the five distinctives outlined above.] --CAC,Jr.+

Posted by SouthernConservative on December 24, 2009 at 12:15 AM

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The cucumber seems to be rotting on the vine due to disrespect and opposition of his own party. The Dems control the White House and BOTH houses of Congress. WTF.

Posted by Guy on October 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM

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we will try this Central BBQ n Summerville, but we lament the closing of JB's Smokeshack 2nd shop west of the Navy Base, however the original tiny family dining spot remains on Maybank far out on John's Island....eating good food with choice of sauce one add's at the table is my idea of excellence

Posted by AmericanAtheistFORMERClinicEscort on July 30, 2009 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Letters to the editor

I'm from Massachusetts and haven't ever had a chance to vote for a middle of the road or a conservative. Here you are able to vote for a Republican and you get a RINO, reminds me of Judge Sutter.

B. Hamlet
Plympton, Ma

Posted by hamlet19 on July 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM

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Adam Brunelle, did you actually read the article? Jack Hunter was making the exact same point you've made in your letter to the editor. Suggest you reread.

Posted by annarlutz on July 1, 2009 at 12:54 PM

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As a native Mount Pleasanter, I say, "Bravo Mr. Johnson, bravo!" I love the Mount Pleasant I grew up in. I loved Shem Creek the way it was! These people come into our town, they change our mayor, they clog up the traffic, they...just ruined Isle of Palms...and then they always want to tell us how to live. We were doing just fine before, isn't that why they moved down here to begin with? Assimilate, shut up, or get out!

Posted by EtherealEnigma on June 13, 2009 at 12:11 AM

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The author makes a reasonable argument. However, college students and anyone else living outside their registered place of residence should vote via absentee ballot, convenient or not.

Posted by duffy91 on June 4, 2009 at 2:05 AM

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"Upset with how our tax money has been wasted, Americans hosted tea parties around the country. These protests saw angry and fed-up people waving placards and chanting accusations. In addition, many were seen in colonial costume to hearken the original Boston Tea Party. (Did they really want to be taken seriously?) While there are similarities, this is hardly a case of taxation without representation."

Are you basing your assumptions in reality? The whole message is that we have taxation, while the elected officials are representing the biggest contributing lobbyists. Hence, no representation of the people. We the people, no longer have a government for the people or by the people. As of right now the only difference between citizens and slaves is that slaves can't own guns. As soon as they find a way around that constitutional right then slaves we will be.

Posted by drdale on May 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM

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Stuart, if you call local character driving ten miles per hour below the speed limit, stopping at green lights, ignoring yield signs, STOPPING FOR NO REASON IN TRAFFIC or anything else I'd say your "local character" borders stupidity. It's not about north and south it's about getting to work or school on time. I can't tell my boss I'm late because of local character. Give me a break. I shouldn't have to leave an hour an a half ahead of time to get somewhere. I don't want to speed, I just want to go the speed limit. I am from the south and it drives me crazy. Some of these people should not be driving. If you are deciding to drive even slower, then you are becoming part of the problem. You probably don't have much to do during your day if you can afford to drive even slower.

Posted by Johnnyho on April 21, 2009 at 1:23 PM

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I agree. But, let's start calling public schools what they really are: Government schools.

Posted by Guy on April 15, 2009 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Letters to the editor

I do not think that people with out of state drivers liscenses should be voting in SC wheather they are in college or not.

The voter ID movement is not searching for a problem,it attempts to establish three principles of voting that most people want.
1) a voter should be alive at the moment that they are voting.
2) a voter should be legaly entitled to vote.
3) a voter should be voting for the first time in that election.

Posted by martin stuart on April 11, 2009 at 10:42 PM

Re: “LETTERS to the editor

BigBadBob...you are a pinhead

Posted by Craig D on April 1, 2009 at 4:37 PM

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Once again, the point of a slow pace is lost on someone who NEEDS stress to be happy. Telling local people to act more like foreign people is silly and unrealistic. MOVE to somewhere that you like. Moving somewhere that you don't like and then being mad because people will not change to appease YOU, is insanity.

It would be like me, moving to downtown Manhattan and cursing everyone for being in a hurry. That would be stupid.

When local people in Charleston point this out to you mindless pinheads, you immediately bring up the civil war (Were any of us alive then?,)politics (nothing to do with preferring a slow pace) and good ole boys. The medical community (good ole boys, maybe?) all agree that stress ages you and kills you quicker than almost all other evils. My choice is to slow down and experience less of it. Your choice is to rush head on into it. Is there a place where it would be OK with you if we did not run around with our hair on fire, going 90 in the slow lane?

Posted by seagurl on April 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM

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dear stuart johnson. your letter clearly shows whats wrong with this so called areas local character. not only are you arogant in your delivery but you apparently forget what country you are in. anybody in this country has every right to move where ever they want and to also complain about what ever they choose. it's attitudes like yours that contribute to the corrupt governments in this area and the good old boy mentality that thrives. you might have held sway during the civil war days but now your just another good old boy who needs a zipper on his lips until he helps clean up the crud that prevails in the local governments in this area. although you most likely see nothing wrong with our local pols becomming millionares after being in office a few years,I do. so why not clean out the cobwebs that have infested your brain and do some studying(with your eyes open and your head out in the fresh air for a change. breath deeply and you'll smell the crud that fowls the areas neighborhoods. P.s. I moved here in 1970 and consider myself a southerner. if I would have met you or known you back then,maybe moscow might have been a better choice. have a good day.....bigbadbob1P

Posted by BIGBADBOB1P on April 1, 2009 at 4:07 AM
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