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Re: “What does the conversation on climate change look like under President Trump?

So you live "on a street carved out of a coastal forest in the early 1970s" and you still get the print edition of the daily paper. Please do not lecture me.

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Posted by Lyle Smith on November 11, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “What does the conversation on climate change look like under President Trump?

Off topic but......At least we know that a hair more than 50% of the American voting population is not deplorable - HRC carried the popular vote with the electoral college thingy snatching the Presidency away. This is a sad commentary when bigotry and divisiveness wins out over love, inclusiveness, dignity and sanity. Get ready all non-bigots for they are coming after us. Welcome to the Divided States of America!

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 11, 2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Competency evaluation delays trial of Dylann Roof

I have trouble calling Dylan Roof a Christian. Someone willing to walk into a house of God and kill 9 people is obviously not Christian. I would bet that most White Christians would be right up there with you in saying he deserved the death penalty for his crime, should the court give him that sentence.

No legit benefit to killing this person? I have yet to see a convicted murderer who has been executed go out and kill another person afterward. It may not be a deterrent, but it stops the behavior.

It is too costly? The cost is due to the legal wrangling that goes on the entire time the criminal is on death row. The actual cost of the execution is not much at all. However, consider that many who have had their death sentence drop, still serve their lives behind bars. A persons best chance of exoneration is while they are on death row, not while sitting in jail for life. Once off death row, their case is generally forgotten (hence the lower cost).

We get it wrong too often? The rate of wrongful conviction is something like .027% While 1 wrongful execution is terrible, it does not nullify the punishment being appropriate for those who deserve it. Estimates of wrongful execution range from .027% to 4.1% Looking at the highest value, this amounts to about 75 wrongful executions since 1973 or 1.6 per year. The assumption that the executed was ENTIRELY innocent, is untrue, as many supposedly 'innocent' people have been in and out of prison their entire lives. Further, many 'experts' have reviewed execution cases and deemed them innocent without benefit of an actual official review of the case in the hopes of supporting their view of executions being wrong (essentially a jury of 1), and usually despite the convicted having several times being convicted of the same crime prior to the actual execution being carrier out by a jury of 12.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 11, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkG9seHJc…

blahahah... im so happy to see the crooked clintons go slinking into retirement..

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Posted by artrogue on November 10, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Go to events where everyone won't look like you

Is the author saying white folks need to hang out with black folks more often? How about a River Dogs game, or a high school sports event? The 4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park in North Charleston is an event that has all ethnicities cheek to jowl having a grand time together. How about the Coastal Carolina Fair? (Probably too low brow for the author) or the Holiday Parade down King Street? Everyone comes out and everyone comes together for these events. I don't get the author's point. A bit preachy and a bit elitist IMHO.

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Posted by bigalsc on November 9, 2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Calling Myself Out

Thank you for this! As one of those women wearing a sexy/slutty costume, the highlight of my night was when a guy on the dance floor treated me with respect (when my skirt started to ride up at one point he even tugged it down for me). I dress that way because on the rare occasions that I go out I love my body and the way it feels when other people appreciate my looks, plus I get overheated really quickly when I dance if I cover up more.

I know that some people are going to judge me for my outfit, but the worst is the guys who think it is OK to touch me wherever they want. If someone grabs my chest or puts their hand up my skirt, I walk away (and every time I go out, at least one guy will try this). The man who treated me with respect? He got my number.

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Posted by Jen 1 on November 9, 2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Competency evaluation delays trial of Dylann Roof

This makes sense. Roof is a white man. His mental competency must be called into question. If he had been another skin color or non-Christian religion, he would just simply be a cut and dry terrorist.

There is no legitimate benefit to killing this person, or anyone convicted of any crime. We get it wrong too often (I think Roof is guilty), it is too costly, and it serves as no deterrent.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 9, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Blahahahahaha !!

Looking forward to the mass exodus from Hollywood to Canada

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Posted by artrogue on November 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

"Don't worry artrogue, you will have at least four and probably eight years to call for her impeachment."

Your usual level of accuracy here. Consistency means a lot, though, and your record is solid there.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on November 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Congratulations on voting for more taxes to fund projects that the city cannot afford to maintain. Excellent work.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

Leave it to the Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the national level. I wish I could say it's surprising but they are very good at it.

Republicans: Congratulations on your victories and strong voter turnout. You guys won everything, so...you realize you actually have to govern now right? No more boogeymen, no more liberal media bias, no more yelling platitudes. You have to actually get shit done for this betterment of this country. Good luck.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Polls are open until 7 p.m. in Charleston, here's what you need to know on Election Day

I am disgusted with Folly and Main Roads continually being bypassed for improvements, including the completion of I-526, while the rest of the county gets their pet projects built. NO to the referendum and bond!

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Posted by Paul Luman on November 8, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

ALL LIVES MATTER. More importantly, VETERAN'S LIVES MATTER!
Stop the divide.
Wear what you want because it is your Freedom of Expression.
Wearing red is mine.

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Posted by USMCMom on November 8, 2016 at 4:14 AM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

And as for comparing the movement to Medgar Evaers and others, if you lived through that movement as I did, you would compare BLM to the Black Panthers rather than Evers, et al. They use the same tactics as Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, not Evers or the Moores. Newton's ideas were "watchdogging" the Police and heavy manipulation of a sympathetic media, sound familiar?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 7, 2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

I'd like to see the picture

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 7, 2016 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

Ima, the odds are very high.

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Posted by Kat Morgan on November 7, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

Thank you Rev. Rutledge. You're a role model, a man of courage and grace. I too will be wearing my #BlackLivesMatter shirt to the polls tomorrow. I too am never prouder than when I think of those who fought to expand rights. I am hopeful that we can learn again in our country how to disagree without violence or name calling, that we can disagree respectfully. This election has been a difficult experience.

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Posted by Kat Morgan on November 7, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

So you're going to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt to your polling place and I'm wearing Pink Floyd. How much more of a difference will you make? What are the odds that you'll show a real courage of conviction and wear it where it will really make a point... say, maybe, your pulpit.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

I must apologize, since this editing format is on a timer. Did "spell correct" betray me, or did I have a brain convulsion?

Medgar Evers, not Medgar Evans. Dang, I hate to diminish quality communication with unforced errors - inexcusable, but not unforgivable.

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Posted by Chip Curry on November 7, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Why I'm wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt to the polls

I like your writing and energy so much, I came back to expand on my original comment.

Black Lives Matter, Charleston SC really don't "act out" in public. They may protest, even get arrested, but they maintain dignity. It was probably the first "chapter' of the movement. I wonder if it was simultaneous discovery, or if this chapter deserves credit for the trend. We will all do well to accept their leadership - bright, young, vibrant, creative, full of positive energy and intentions almost all of the time.

It's impossible not to get frustrated with some of the entrenched hard heads in positions of power and authority.

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F…

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Posted by Chip Curry on November 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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