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Re: “Baptists, SOBers tussle at City Council

"Why don't these people who want to live in a gated community do so?"

Indeed. This seems like an easily resolved problem. The schools are on a set schedule, so don't try to get in or out of your house at those times on school days.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

How about a moratorium on new hotels?

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Posted by nofaith on August 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Blotter: Dumb graffiti and spilled milk

Someone is planning to do home maintenance and repair with a bit of flash!

Posted by Booklady1 on August 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

"It is the mission of the Charleston Police Department to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion."
http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NI…

Mission fail.

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Posted by SteveP on August 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “A few questions about the city's new 12 a.m. bar ordinance

If only there were people who knew how to study community infrastructure and commerce to properly develop areas like this. Something like a city planner, or civil engineer, or something like that. If only there were people in this world with some type of expertise like this!

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Posted by Pseudonova on August 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

Unions are on the downcline. Everyone knows that. Michigan just turned to a right to work state. There are now 24 right to work states. So I'm not sure what these men are trying to do at Boeing? Unions are in it for themselves. Not for the worker. It's for polictical reasons. The dues go to political campaigns and to the people who run the unions. Ever look at the salaries of the top people of the Unions???? Seems to me this is going backwards, not forwards. Boeing came here to get away from the union. I smell something fishy here. These guys who set up shop across the street are being paid a nice sum to try and get people signed up. The more they sign up, the more money they get. It's not about the worker. It's all about the union getting control.

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Posted by lynnar on August 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

With all the crime in Charleston and surrounding cities you would think the local police departments would be out trying to solve the crimes and arresting real criminals. How hard would it have been to call him a taxi instead of calling for backup?

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Posted by Tracie Spriggs Rabon on August 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

What ever happened to the free ride home? Charleston counties idea of a free ride is to take them to jail, and that is most definitely not free. That ride will cost him a few hundred dollars.

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Posted by Paul Lassiter on August 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

Job security. Look at all of this crime, you can't lay any of us off.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 21, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

I don't see real value in arresting people who have been out drinking and are quietly trying to get home. The Bar and Beverage community should begin a real effort to advise their customers as to what is going on. Evidently the political pressure to arrest people is huge and any possible excuste or tactic to achieve that has become acceptable. The police have no real choice due to the politics. What is left of old Charleston wants to see as many arrests as possible. When half the population doesn't vote and younger people don't vote, this is the sort of policy they're going to get. While I have sympathy for their problems, I'm not going to shed tears for people who sit at home on election day when a 10 minute trip to the polls would make such a huge difference.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on August 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Man arrested after asking undercover cops for a ride home

Charleston Police looking for a reason to arrest people instead of helping them out. How hard would it have been to give this guy a ride. From Legare at Tradd it is a half a mile to the address the guy gave them. It would have taken two minutes and they could have worried about bigger crime instead of tying up three officers on some drunk guy who just wanted to go home.

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Posted by nofaith on August 21, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Expand your culinary vocabulary at Ethiopian Taste

Agreed... The best coffee and service in town and incredible food!!

Posted by Chad Tripp on August 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

Awesomeness in it self. This is as motivating as he is. His sister is smiling at him. This young man is a true blessing and a great role model

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Posted by Tamara Danise Johnson on August 21, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Baptists, SOBers tussle at City Council

When will these people learn that they can't control all aspects of life. Last time I checked Kiawah has no schools on it. Why don't these people who want to live in a gated community do so?

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Posted by Bear Barrow on August 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “A few questions about the city's new 12 a.m. bar ordinance

Who is going to decide that number? If people are still willing to invest in new bars and restaurants then there are not more than enough there. If there were then capital would not be flowing in that area to invest in them.

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Posted by nofaith on August 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

So SC workers can't get through the class, the few that do end up not being successful when the do get to Boeing and they should be paid the same as people in Everett get paid where the cost of living is 25%+ more than here? If the locals want to get hired instead of working for 7.25 an hour, work a little harder in school. I have met a bunch of Boeing workers and they all appear to be getting paid well above the average wage for this area and they are spending a ton of money in town.
Also, Boeing, being a corporate giant like they are, is going to be very unlikely to exercise an at will firing policy. I have worked at several large multinationals and they do not, even though they could, fire someone just because they feel like it. First, it opens them up to legal exposure because even though we are a right to work state there are still chances to sue for wrongful termination. Second, when you invest as much as they do in training an employee you don't want to just throw that away.
There are a bunch of taxpayer subsidies that they are getting but in the end the amount of business and growth they are giving to the area will far outstrip that. A simple look at the real estate market in Charleston, whether it is rentals or for sale, and you can see the benefit they are bringing. Besides, these are shovel ready jobs and investments in infrastructure that are actually happening as opposed to the ones promised by the folks that keep getting elected by union supporters.

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Posted by nofaith on August 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Re: “A few questions about the city's new 12 a.m. bar ordinance

Here's one Capt. Obvious.....Why not simply set a max number of bars or restaurants in the given area ? There are more than enough there now. By attrition, we could even use a few less, easing the parking problem at night.

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Posted by Dan Blake on August 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Expand your culinary vocabulary at Ethiopian Taste

I have been there several times and have yet to have the coffee. The food is fantastic enough!

Posted by nofaith on August 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Baptists, SOBers tussle at City Council

"Rich folk have funny problems."

#whitepeopleproblems

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Posted by brewengineer on August 21, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

So, Boeing doesn't want to be in Washington and WJ Hamilton doesn't want them to be in SC.

Seems like they should just shut down, for the good of America?

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Posted by Cid95 on August 21, 2014 at 1:11 AM
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