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Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

Let's pit a 3 year moratorium on taco places while we are at it. It seems like ever few weeks a new taco place opens up. I hear Sean Brock is gonna open up a high end taco place. I can't wait to try a $20 taco. This problem isn't just an upper king problem, it's city wide. The mayor needs to use his influence to put a stop to this problem before it gets out of hand!

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Posted by SirCharles on August 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

A pirate port is not a resort!

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Posted by SirCharles on August 22, 2014 at 8:04 AM

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

This is ludicrous. The idea that a person asks for assistance in doing the right thing, and then gets arrested is borderline police abuse of power and at the very least it's horrible judgement on any officers part. How is the community supposed to get behind you when you act like that? I used to be a reserve officer years ago and it's this exact mentality that lead me too walk away from police work.

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Posted by E3 on August 22, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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

Mat - Boeing has these things called "products" which they then do this thing with called "selling" and, in the process, earn "revenue" and "profits". I know, I know - it's immoral and unethical and how very dare they, right?

Unions are just legal mobs that want a piece of that action.

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Posted by Cid95 on August 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

Can I just say the teacher that called the cops was the one who should be arrested? Because anyone with any sense can tell that killing the neighbor's dinosaur is fiction, unless you're a creationist who believes dinosaurs still exist.

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Posted by John Clary on August 22, 2014 at 2:08 AM

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

"Ever look at the salaries of the top people of the Unions????"

Ever look at the salaries of the top people at Boeing?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

Landsnark: You sound extremely ignorant when you insert the race card into such an unrelated situation and add to that an obvious bias based on an incident that you obviously garner nothing but misinformation. You really should turn off your TV and read some. But then again, your choice of sources would most likely be liberally biased just to massage your undeserved ego. - such a shiny example of our public school system. Thanks for trolling and enlightening us all.

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Posted by Billy Seiler on August 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

"This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’..."

I'd like Mr. Aylor to explicate on this one a bit further. This is not, to my mind, an example of political correctness as I understand the term (which is not the way it is commonly (mis)used, by the way).

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

Absurd is the best word to describe the police being called for a harmless writing assignment. Since they were, though, the parents should have been notified concurrently.

The kid should have responded calmly. Note there was no violence in his response, though, nor did he try to grab the policeman's pistol, so of course a violent response from the cop was off the table.

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Posted by Cid95 on August 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

You wonder what's wrong with kids today? They are placed in the care of people with absolutely zero common sense whatsoever like Ms. Lewis, Mr. Giet, and the power trip officers Williams and Floyd. There was no reason to arrest that kid unless he was throwing punches. It's not a crime to be upset about being accused of pure BS. People do that every day. No wonder kids are all screwed up and don't trust anybody.

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Posted by JohnR on August 21, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

Odd. He was detained for being disruptive and would not follow the police officer's instructions. It's a good thing he's not a big black kid, or the right-wing would be listing reasons why it's appropriate for him to have been shot to death.
I suppose, though, writing about having "a gun to take care of business" is nothing compared to walking while black.
You're white, Chris. You can "lose your fucking shit" and get all uppity and indignant to a cop.
It really is odd. Why isn't this white kid an uppity "thug" who deserves whatever punishment the police mete out, even if it's fatal?

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Posted by landsnark on August 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

Did I read this correctly? "...late-night safety problem by showing a roughly seven-minute video of people stepping off of sidewalks, jaywalking, hailing cabs, and talking loudly."
Hailing a cab isn't safe? Talking loudly isn't safe? Stepping off of sidewalks isn't safe? Jaywalking, of course, is actually unlawful and is obviously unsafe. But is it unsafe when it's 1am and the streets are deserted?
Fights and car accidents aren't safe. Show that footage or read those accounts, idiots. If there are no accounts of these instances, then what you have is a safe area. For fuck's sake.
What's that movie with Kevin Bacon where the town council outlaws dancing?

This has got to be a misquote or taken out of context, '"Charleston is not a place for an entertainment district,' Keane said." What the holy fuck?? Doesn't he read the PR the city buys from Travel and Leisure and other food fetish and travel fetish pubs?

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Posted by landsnark on August 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

"Charleston is not a place for an entertainment district," said City Planner Tim Keane in his presentation to the Planning Commission. That tells me that the people in charge of planning don't have a clue. He admitted the 3 year ban was not meant to have time to plan but to put a stop to anymore Bars from opening. The fact that Tim Keane thinks Charleston doesn't need an entertainment district shows me he has no business being a city planner. Just what do his plans for the city entail? What businesses does he hope to attract? After what he said, I wouldn't let him plan a kiddie Birthday Party.

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Posted by stewwill on August 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

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

Funny how Haley's never gone after one of the oldest chartered unions in SC with her little heels-Oh! That's right: one of her favorite lobbyist buddies' Husband just happens to be a muckity muck with that union. If you join a union in SC, expect two things-you'll NEVER get a job ANYWHERE here for having been in a union. And, if said union decides to screw you over-you'll not be able to find legal representation; there's not ONE attorney in SC that even knows enuf about unions to go up against them. If you do join a union-make sure to call your international and make sure that union card is ACTUALLY in your name. I leanred this lesson the hard way-the union destroyed my life/livliehood and reputation- to cover their own fraud.

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Posted by Finley Scott on August 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

two points: 1- unfortunately for the teachers (and probably the Asst. Principal) they are required to enforce rules someone else has set. I would imagine that non-enforcement of the rules could result in job loss, so don't blame the teacher, blame the School Board or whoever is responsible for the policies.
2- The student was not arrested for what he wrote, he was arrested for "flipping out" with the Police Officer.
Schymist bitches about zero-accountability policies, but does he think that if the kid had "flipped out" with a cop in a different setting he wouldn't have been held accountable?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM

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

I hope that guy should not take a ride on a police car or a taxie cab he should not drink a beer because it is danger.

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Posted by Jeffrey Wright on August 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

This is another example of the death of common sense. It was also poor judgment on the part of the teacher, who of course has the zero-tolerance policy to hide behind. Zero-tolerance policies are really zero-accountability policies. Teachers will natter on endlessly about how they are professionals and need to be treated as such. However part of being a REAL professional is exercising judgment and being held accountable for the results of that judgment. Sorry, but if you're not accountable, you're no more a professional than your school's janitor is. I won't even go into what abysmal morons the police look like in this case.

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Posted by schymist on August 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “'Announced' jobs aren't 'actual' jobs

Well educated, skilled resources and first rate infrastructure are what bring decent paying jobs. She and her predecessor failed on all counts to address this.

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Posted by Robert Squires on August 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

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

Really. I can understand detaining someone being disruptive but how about just dropping him home? Or calling a friend for him?

Instead of taking up space in jail that should be used for violent offenders.

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Posted by Driftaway on August 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Planning Commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

Fucking artisanal jelly and mattress stores don't generate enough revenue to pay King St. rent, fucktards. Young, vibrant cities have young, vibrant bars with young, vibrant patrons spending their young, vibrant cash to blow off young, vibrant steam. No reason to execute the goose that laid the golden egg, you fucking morons.

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Posted by leemajors on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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