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Re: “Donald Trump wants to throw flag-burners in jail, but technically South Carolina has an old law that would do just that

Trumps focusing "Greatly, YUUUgely, Greatly" on our nation. Good for him.
https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/photos/a.…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 14, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

The State Department still has not fully disclosed all the subpoenaed documents and the President has still not disclosed what he was doing the night of the attack! Susan Rice was replaced and given a National Security adviser position to protect her Political silence.... Just saying!

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Posted by Gary Scott on December 14, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

Because the FBI background check denial happened about two weeks after the shooting:

"Less than two weeks after the shooting, Thrailkill finally received a response regarding Roofs background check, informing him to deny the sale."

The NICS check process needs to be tightened up and made effective, as per current law. Of course, someone willing to commit mass murder is probably also willing to illegally acquire a firearm, as we've repeatedly seen in Europe.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 13, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

@Jshicke: because, hey, what's the worst that could happen? Oh, nevermind.

At this point I'd be happy with the "gun control" idea of merely enforcing existing law.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 13, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

And still no Snapchat or Instagram category under Culture, Art, and Entertainment.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 13, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Donald Trump wants to throw flag-burners in jail, but technically South Carolina has an old law that would do just that

Trump is going to change the international landscape in a way to benefit him and his family. That's why so chummy with Putin and genocidal Duterte (Philippines). When he makes friends with the enemy, he makes himself richer and creates a yuge security risk for the US.
http://europe.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fo…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

Nah. It was a $7.8 million smear campaign, not an investigation, so it DOES really sound that bad.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

A $1 million project involving monkeys on a treadmill, another $1.2 million to assess the effects of microgravity on sheep, $110 million spent on constructing buildings left empty in Afghanistan, $300,000 for a cheese heritage center, $5 billion for unneeded data centers. $2 million for jazz playing robots. $1.3 million to investigate how a foam koozie keeps a can of cold beer cool on a hot day. $2 million each to train 145 Syrian 'Freedom Fighters' of whom only 96 actually fought. The Pentagon does say it was less than that though because most of the equipment purchased for the training was never used.

$7.8 million for an investigation doesn't sound that bad, really.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

You, sir, are awesome.

Posted by woozlewuzzle on December 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Being non-racist is not good enough

And the beat goes on:
http://www.azfamily.com/story/34035018/ant…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

FINALLY, after 7 years of it, no more Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Mission accomplished but still nothing to "nail" HRC to the wall in the end. Why? Because it was only a 7-year smear campaign, that cost taxpayers millions of dollars and 7 years of wasted legislative time. Oh, wait a minute, it was not wasted because HRC lost, right? So in the end, political posturing cost taxpayers millions in order to participate in campaign election tampering.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

Check again :) Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted by Sam Spence on December 13, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

And still no podcasting category under Culture, Art, and Entertainment.

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Posted by woozlewuzzle on December 13, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

It does make me wonder why, since a month went by after he purchased the pistol and then went on his shooting spree, did police not go to his home to get the pistol back seeing as how he apparently lied on the form when he made the purchase and was now illegally in possession of a firearm.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Slager defense to paint Walter Scott as drug-crazed psycho

"Slager used his Taser to directly stun Scott twice one in the side, once in the back.

In all, Slager pulled the Tasers trigger six times during a 67-second span that morning, data from the device indicated."

This is nonsense.

When a taser is fired two darts are launched from the cartridge, each trailing a wire. It doesn't matter how often you pull the trigger after that -- until another cartridge is loaded the weapon won't fire.

The video shows only two wires and one cartridge, one wire to a dart in Slager's chest are and one to near Slager's left shin. The cartridge goes bouncing behind Slager as Scott breaks free. There are no darts in Scott.

... oh, and Michael Slager OUGHT TO be found NOT guilty in the murder of Walter Scott. Slager ought to be found guilty of some level of manslaughter (per SCOTUS in Garner), but murder is an absurd overcharge.

Posted by Andy Phillips on December 13, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

So a white man who gets shot running from police is not racist, but a black man who gets shot running is?

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Posted by Jshicke on December 12, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Is Dylann Roof wearing his prison jumpsuit on purpose?

He must object to being tried in prison garb and then still be forced to wear the prison garb in order to claim his rights have been violated.

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Posted by Scott Mullen on December 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Being non-racist is not good enough

We now live in Bizarro world. Trump's going to be president. Right is wrong and wrong is right. Disrepect and vengeance are applauded and dignity and honor are hopelessly bullied into submission. Racism has been validated and inclusion spat upon. This is not "Great" by a stretch of anyone's imagination.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 11, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Video confession of Dylann Roof reveals disturbing views on race

executing him i think just feeds the rest,as there are many hate filled whites spread all over especially here in the south,i listen to my boss and his friends call president obama the N word constantly,they also laugh and joke of genocide,i dont think they would ever do any thing like roof but holding the same ideology as roof inside closed circles while being so for every one in public cause they know bad for business if they let peeps know what they really think,the only way to fix this is by fighting the ideology,and killing this pos will just make the more violent and barbaric ones more hatefull,i mean how is death even considered a punishment? more of a easy way out,but i guess when your dealing with peeps who have imaginary sky friends still the most primitive form of punishment even though has never made any one safer,is what they always want.Alao the reason why the ideology never goes away,kill one pos then next day every one go back to going along with the same hate breeding filth outa the peeps around us either cause we have know choice because of work or because deep down inside maybe no one reall gives a fuck about peoples rights or any thing else like they make out to,i mean my grandmother was the sweetest little southern lady but every fucking time she ever said any thing about a black person she called them a n word the difference in me and most is that i will admit its wrong that my sweet little grandmother was very wrong and i openly tell my family that,they seeem to think your suppose to go along with this cause its family,every human plant and animal on this planet is my family,my little grandmother use to grab hold of us and make us tell her we believed on jesus too,well i aint just going along with imaginary sky friends just cause my family says so either,but most do and will continue,like to chat more but im looking for a job so i can move away from here.

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Posted by Roland Anthony Strozier on December 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Anti-LGBT creationist Kevin Bryant could soon be first in line to become governor

We can be as indignant as we want but these people are elected by the majority of South Carolinians. It's what we have and will have for the foreseeable future, like it or not.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 10, 2016 at 4:27 PM

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