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Re: “Meet some of the makers at this Saturday's Buy Local Block Party

The $10 is a fundraiser for a non profit group - something Connelly completely forgot to mention-oops. They should've mentioned this and told y'all a little bit about this fantastic group, whose own Jamee Haley won the 2016 South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development. This group is really trying to do something for our small business owners. Instead of lamenting the loss of all our small Mom and Pop businesses we should all be turning out in droves for this event. Do your Holiday shopping early, get it done this weekend. Also of utmost importance to me....will The Cake Farmer be there? Just look at that cake.... a work of art and those pies.....

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 11, 2016 at 10:52 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: “DeSano Pizza Bakery shutters Stuart Street location indefinitely

Well dang! We recently went there after having it at the airport. I thought it was the best pizza in Charleston! They do need a better location, though.

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Posted by Kathy Kaufmann on November 11, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Meet some of the makers at this Saturday's Buy Local Block Party

If you want us to buy local why charge us to get in this event. I could spend that $ on a local vendor at the event.

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Posted by asfelix on November 10, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Belle Du Seigneur

Perhaps Jonatha Rhys has been much better of an actor
in others movies. However, I felt he played his role with
sentiment and a passion for the character. If we go by
the author, it is true that he touched other issues, on art,literature, etc.etc. and Love per se was not his main subject.
But the movie was made anyway and Jonathan did his very best to identify himself with the character. On the other hand Vodianova was not the right choice. I give the
movie 5 stars~ carmen chacon

Posted by Flora Bruno on November 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM

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: “The Charleston restaurant staffing crisis has reached DEFCON 1

I moved to the west coast where servers are paid as much as 12.50 an hour plus tips (most places here 100% tip share) There are just as many worthy restaurants here, they balance with the food trucks and the pop ups, but you know why? Because servers and other F&B workers make livable wages. They stay put in the restaurant that fits them. It really is a pretty great set-up. I wish Charleston would understand the value of that.

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Posted by Cassandra DiBenedetto on November 10, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “The Charleston restaurant staffing crisis has reached DEFCON 1

I have always felt servers should at least be paid minimum wage. TIPS should never have become 'mandatory' for a server to make enough to survive on. Charge me for the food, and if the service warrants it, I will tip.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 10, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Bluegrass Band of the Year: Dallas Baker & Friends

Just like Dallas, modest and a bud's bud. He forgot to mention how fantastic his DBO's (Dallas Baker Originals) are!!

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Posted by Mary Glickman on November 10, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Charleston restaurant staffing crisis has reached DEFCON 1

Is this more in the city or rural/outlying areas of charleston? How would you get good "city servers" out there?

Posted by Brittaney L Hutson on November 10, 2016 at 4:48 AM

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: “Singer-Songwriter of the Year: Hunter Park (She Returns from War)

So well deserved. Bravo youngblood.

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Posted by Megan Jean on November 9, 2016 at 10:35 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: “The Charleston restaurant staffing crisis has reached DEFCON 1

But restaurant owners are not paying the correct amount with these skeleton crews. Law states that servers to be paid 2.13 hour while serving. If doing other duties they must pay true minimum wage of 7.50 I believe. But owners are saying this is fill work. It is not and still many employees are doing it because employers say so. There really is no resason not to pay an actual fair wage. I know friends of mine who own restaurants in other parts of the country pay 15 or more per hour, they have removed the tips from being accepted at their restaurants. Or some still use tips and pay a 10 or 12 dollar wage plus tips. They are making money and have less food waste, theft, and happy employees

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Posted by Brad Sullivan on November 9, 2016 at 5:33 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
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