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Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

DUDE! If the sea rises 4.5 feet, I'll be creek front with a deep water dock!! I'm selling my Toyota and buying an SUV. This weekend, I'm going to bust open cans of freon!! This can't happen fast enough. Unfortunately, the creek hasn't risen a bit in the ten years that I've lived in my house, so I doesn't look like it's going to happen :(

Posted by Fredi Shahid on September 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Tupper, no more copying and pasting article excerpts, please.

Posted by Sam Spence on September 29, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

He manufactures nothing in the US but screams we should bring manufacturing back to the US. Both sides of his mouth run-on independently while he violates embargos to make himself more of a one-percenter:


REPORT: Trump Violated US Trade Embargo On Cuba
September 29, 2016 2016 Election, Business, Scandal

Newsweek reports: http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/14/donald-…

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 foray into Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort.

The payment by Trump Hotels came just before the New York business mogul launched his first bid for the White House, seeking the nomination of the Reform Party. On his first day of the campaign, he traveled to Miami, where he spoke to a group of Cuban-Americans, a critical voting bloc in the swing state. Trump vowed to maintain the embargo and never spend his or his companies’ money in Cuba until Fidel Castro was removed from power. He did not disclose that, seven months earlier, Trump Hotels already had reimbursed its consultants for the money they spent on their secret business trip to Havana.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 29, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Randall Floyd, if Ron Liberte really loved Obama and Hillary, he wouldn't be fat shaming women like Trump does. What is it with anti carriage people and fat shaming? Are skinny people not allowed to be tourists?

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Posted by Jil Derryberry on September 29, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Ron Liberte — BLESS YOUR HEART. My family hails from Ohio. When I next visit Charleston, be careful that I don't put my three inch high heel in your backside. (After I take a carriage ride and eat a pound of shrimp grits washed down with RC Cola, of course.)

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Posted by Jil Derryberry on September 29, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

shut up Ron liberte, have you ever had one nice thing to say besides you love Obama and Hillary

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 29, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Trump is purely for the Christians. All others need not apply:
https://t.co/0IafaNOp9I

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Thomas Dixon gives us a choice

yes, obama started as a community organizer and now spends his days hobbnobbing in country clubs fueling his life with corporate and special interest money." a man whose life experience much more closely reflects the lives of many south carolinians", yep those pesky southern addicts and criminals. Well said

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Posted by truthrus on September 29, 2016 at 8:25 AM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Mr. Liberte's HATRED is not reasonable grounds for a ban. It seems he would also like to ban all tourists, in spite of the revenue they bring to Charleston, especially larger citizens wearing Summer attire who come from Ohio. I would suggest banning the HATE not the horses.

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Posted by Ruthierosa on September 29, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

What hubris? It's time we rid our society of pompous elitists whose anthropomorphic ideology is doing more damage to animals and those who actually care for them then we can possibly imagine.

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Posted by Johnathan Lee Iverson on September 29, 2016 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Thomas Dixon gives us a choice

Thomas Dixon is a once in a lifetime candidate who would be real medicine for the ills which plague society and our legislative branch.

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Posted by Brandon Fish on September 29, 2016 at 12:28 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Forget the e-mails, the FBI needs to investigate Hillary for committing a murder on live TV.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Lots of pro carriage tour people in this thread, which is kind of funny. The people who keep utilizing this industry are the obnoxious fat-ass tourists wearing chunky white New Balances and cargo shorts who hail from Ohio and that in literally every other circumstance, everyone claims to loathe.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 28, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Thomas Dixon gives us a choice

Well said. I am very impressed with Pastor Dixon. He really listens, speaks very well on the issues I hold dear, is fearless. It takes so much courage for a good man or woman to run for office. He has studied all the issues well. He is a must for our state and nation. He has worked hard for this opportunity to serve! Lets give him that opportunity.

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Posted by Emily Felsinger on September 28, 2016 at 7:15 PM
Posted by Kathi Reimer Regalbuto on September 28, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Could not agree more. Carriages were charming at first, now they are a major headache for residents (and have been for years), and MANY tourists as well find the sight of these horses groaning under the weight of too many people an absolutely deplorable sight. They cause traffic problems and it's cruel and harms the reputation of our city---why on earth would we continue them? And as to those who think losing a hoof is nothing: what about the many carriage horses that have been gravely injured over the years, and had to be put down? What about the resident who was killed in a carriage accident several years ago, and the many others who've been injured? The cars that have been totaled? Is it worth it? Not to these victims.

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Posted by Lynn McBride on September 28, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Wow!!! Here's you're point...I think....with change comes change. I love the horse drawn carriages! But YOU through THIS piece you wrote opened my mind and my heart allowing me to ask myself the question....if the goal is touring and nostalgia both of which I love, is there an alternative other than more cars...of course there is! So thanks for your article, I get it! Let's invite the city's leaders to consider new possiblities while honoring the past...something done pretty well here😊 One last thing...consider referring to the Red Sox as opposed to that other team....yea.....I know....Deb

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Posted by Cuttsy on September 28, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Thomas Dixon gives us a choice

I couldn't agree with your assessment of Thomas Dixon more. I have had the privilege of meeting him and getting to know him this past year, and I know without a doubt that he is an authentic man who is knows what it is like to try to live, work, and raise a family in SC. This is a man who will not forget us when he gets to Washington!

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Posted by Michele Horne on September 28, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Stegelin: How to not get shot by police

Stegelin's cartoon is not only racist but it is also very stupid.

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Posted by Gunnar on September 28, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

The problem we in the carriage industry face is that those that seek to end our industry don't know the facts nor do they care to. They believe that feelings equate fact and that's simply not true. You may feel that you are doing something positive by ending the carriage industry but the reality is that you are dooming the animals you claim to be fighting for.

We rescue them from auction and provide them with a second career. These animals are not considered adoptable and are born and raised to be working animals. When you remove them from a work environment you place them in a bad situation. What do you think will happen to these animals when the industry is no longer allowed to care for them? Slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico love draft horses and mules because they have more meat on them. They attend the same auctions we do. If you remove the animals from our care they will likely end up back at auction without us to save them.

There has also never been a heat related incident or death in Charleston. We monitor the animal's internal temp after every tour and react to any elevation in temp. People fail to realize that what would be considered "heavy" for you and I to move is not heavy for a draft horse or draft mule. Also learn what friction coefficient is and how it reduces the effect of the weight on a carriage with wheels.

Concerning traffic in Charleston; carriages are not the problem. Impatient and rude vehicle operators who think their timeline is more important than pedestrian and equine safety are the problem. They speed through town, cut corners turning onto road and into alleys, and honk the horn at anyone that slows them down. They are dangerous not the 3mph carriage.

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Posted by JPoole1485 on September 28, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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