There will always be a few who choose to be irresponsible and live on the outskirts of society. You can help a few, not all. There are to many freebies available. If they were starving, they would conform but with ready access to food, booze, and the nice weather, it's permanent vacation. We have a good number of tent cities back up in the Rochester NY area. 0 degrees and they prefer to live in their tents under the bridges. Tough hombres. I do love the "Blue Ribbon" commission moniker. Reeks of elitist concern for the great unwashed. What these people need is a hand up and a simultaneous kick in the butt not some liberal study.
I thought they didn't want anyone to ever see footage from police cameras, either. I can't figure this one out yet.
"pandering liberal" LOL
It's racism for Blacks to have the ability to defend themselves and you have the gall to compare them to the New Confederacy?? You ignorant, fearful lowlife.
Why would the buying and selling of firearms not be allowed in these zones? Afraid you might catch a REAL criminal? Hey we caught that futon bandit, but the guy stealing guns by using fake money got away without us getting a good picture because he was not allowed to sell the gun in a area we take pictures of.
Hippie idealism? So mat, a pandering liberal like yourself believes that doubling the ownership of guns in the Black,or for that matter, Hispanic, Redneck, Yankee, New Confederacy or any other group is the answer to Society's gun-crime woes?
"Has anyone asked why the tent dwellers could not be placed at campsites at the county park?"
Because no one wants to see the homeless. They make everyone else feel uncomfortable and icky. Hence all of the recent fuss about getting them out from under the Interstate. I applaud efforts to address this issue, but don't confuse vanity with charity. The only reason Charleston is concerned with helping these people is because their presence hurts The Brand.™ But I guess even a shitty reason can be a good reason if it will legitimately make their lives better.
"To combat this rise in homelessness, the city’s plan also incudes appointing a citizens “blue ribbon” commission to examine what long-term solutions are available"
Oh good. Another commission and another study. If this study is anything like all of our traffic studies and environmental impact of drilling and cruise ships studies, I expect the results and remedial actions to trickle in shortly after the Apocalypse.
"A Republican proposal in the state Senate would require a judge's permission to withhold dashcam video"
I thought Republicans didn't like activist judges.
Has anyone asked why the tent dwellers could not be placed at campsites at the county park? It is open to camping year round, it offers electricity, toilets, showers, and trash pick up. The fee could be subsidized by charitable groups. The park offers several pavilion buildings that could be used as counseling facilities. I think even animal are welcome. Our family has been there to live in a tent for more than one night. It's a very nice place for someone looking for a temporary fix.
Horrible comparison/association there, Todd Gaines. K.J. can think, thinks for himself, and is selfless. Dwayne has the exact opposite traits.
I hope the Sokol building becomes a Tim Horton's.
Not just a giant, ugly chain store, but a giant, ugly, Canadian chain store.
"Sharia law includes a demand to enforce CRIMINAL punishments in a separate system from our judicial system."
Then please explain why the current legislation before the SC legislature is about the use of Sharia in our courtrooms?
Sharia law includes a demand to enforce CRIMINAL punishments in a separate system from our judicial system. This is different than protecting religious conscience or beliefs- which usually entail people being allowed to refrain from being forced to do things against conscience; sharia wants the ability to have a separate enforcement of laws- especially for what they deem criminal. It is not xenophobic to take a stand against sharia law. All types of peoples are welcome, and all should be ready to participate in a common judicial system. You yourself mention sharia condoning beheading- how is it grandstanding to stand against such a system?
"Todd, KJ reminds me of the street level Black Panther activists of my time, he understands just enough of the Dogma to rant in public and get the unthinkers roused up but he doesn't get the big picture well enough to excite the cognizant and if you read his words you see that he's trying to fight what he sees as Racism with Racism."
The failure of hippie idealism, kids. Right. Fucking. Here.
Did he ever return a call with comment on this? Or comment anywhere on it?
Todd, KJ reminds me of the street level Black Panther activists of my time, he understands just enough of the Dogma to rant in public and get the unthinkers roused up but he doesn't get the big picture well enough to excite the cognizant and if you read his words you see that he's trying to fight what he sees as Racism with Racism.
As for Green, he's just a low budget political hack
Men can be drafted and assigned to combat roles (infantry, warships, etc) involuntarily. Meanwhile, women can't be drafted and, if they volunteer for the military, can choose if they want a combat assignment and further, their standards for said combat assignment are often lower than the same standards for men. Equality? No. It's either equal, or it isn't. And, presently, it isn't.
I'm with losing the plastic bottles of water. We could start by returning to ice-water pitchers and glasses in public forums, set a good example and all.
As to the grocery bags, I use them for trash bags. If they're banned, I'll have to buy plastic trash bags. Is that good?
Equal rights means equal responsibility.
this is sad. Build tiny houses for these people. They are human beings who need help. Don't make it illegal to live in a tiny house.
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