Stegelin for Pulitzer..
Yes and CCP should feature black and Hispanic writers. As far as I can see, CCP discriminates against these groups. I have no idea why this is true. Of course in both cases these people generally did not really want to be Americans. Just to live here, taking what they could and giving back only what they have to. But don't hold your breath. CCP will probably remain Lilly white for some time to come.
Ima-- The kids are here legally. If they were born in the U.S., then they're citizens. That's in the Constitution.
It seems that our local government is as self serving and underhanded as our federal government. Wonder just who all are having their palms greased?
Phuck charleston, I'm moving to Austin, Texas!
"The CCP has some of the most idiotic fucking people reading and posting that I encounter in my daily life. I thought liberals were suppose to be intelligent."
Ned Hill, ladies and gentlemen. Ned Hill, TRUE AMERICAN, hating most other Americans. Proving once and for all that aggressive, angry Tea Baggery is the funniest political party ever to win the Presidency. Oh, wait...
I'm confused. So if there is someone here illegally who is not a citizen we must treat them exactly the same as if they were a citizen/
"Harpootlian declined to go into much detail and said he was hoping the plan would be kept under wraps."
Bang up job on that front.
I'll respond in depth when I have more time, but seriously, who the fuck are you people? The CCP has some of the most idiotic fucking people reading and posting that I encounter in my daily life. I thought liberals were suppose to be intelligent.
The city and developers do not give a shizz about affordable housing or quality of life for downtown residents. It's all about the tax base. Most of downtown is quickly approaching an upper middle class to upper class enclave. It's only going to keep getting worse. The working and middle class are getting pushed out.
Ned, you must have little understanding of engineering costs if you think 100k or even 600k would be close to enough money to build a stand alone pedestrian / bike bridge. The 1200 foot Millennium Bridge in London cost over 20 million pound sterling.
As for your description of the job locations, remember the whole silicon harbor thing? I know many people who work in internet related business downtown. The city should move to keep more of those employees living and spending their money in the city and WA.
Look at cities like Pittsburgh if you want a model of how to re-invent a city. Improving the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure was an important part to the city's rebirth as a tech hub. Take for example the Hot Metal Bridge, repurposed train bridge split into 2 sections, a roadway and a pedestrian bridge. Look at the results, they went from a dying former industrial center to the #1 most livable city.
IP your analogy falls short in that in both cases the "story" from the invading country is that troops were sent in to protect ethnic russians and ethnic germans living in those countries. I don't see the mexican army coming across the Texas border.
The US Supreme Court ruled in US Term Limits v Thornton in 1995 that states cannot add to the qualifications to be in Congress, and since the US Constitution only has age and citizenship and residency requirements for congressional candidates, states can't keep people off the ballot just because of a felony conviction in the past. Other courts have ruled the same way, going all the way back to 1918.
Very thorough look at a growing problem. It's a shame that there aren't more options to allow a more diverse population living downtown.
Children whose parents are not legal citizens are the very definition of "second class." Whether or not that is as it should be is the debate. The Tennessee analogy is faulty because your parents were legal citizens of Tennessee.
There needs to be more regulation on what people can charge for rentals downtown. As it is right now unless you live in dorms, willing to have a ton of people in a house, or be really rich then you can't. It's a shame I liked living downtown, and I won't move to the less safe ends of downtown. So I guess it might be time to find something in west Ashley near a bus rout.
I P Y....where exactly did Mat say the government should be the one controlling the news/media? I believe he was just discussing a plan by the FCC to study the privately-held media outlets, not take over control. Perhaps having an "independent third party" conduct such a study would be better in your opinion, but until private money is raised for this kind of thing, I think having the government take a look wouldn't be such a bad idea. And while the internet does offer the availability of more interesting/factual news stories, it is short-sighted to think that everyone takes the time seek them out - and thats assuming people even have the internet. Far more people have tvs than internet, and the local news is free over the airwaves. Plus you need to realize that most people would rather plop their ass on a couch and be "fed" media content rather than actively work to find valuable content.
Overall Mat raises some very valid points. The local news has very little content of actual benefit to the community, while items that people should be concerned about (such as a new development projects, corrupt politicians or even positive community events) are rarely discussed. Although it may be too easy to simply say it's the rich and powerful who want to keep the masses uninformed, living in fear and focused on the mundane...it's hard not to come to such a conclusion from personal observation. (Now if only someone would conduct a study to provide factual information to backup such beliefs...)
The public has every right to be suspicious of Ringling's use of a bullhook on their baby and adult elephants. Ringling's own CEO testified under oath that his employees hook his elephants and the pictures that Sammy Haddock took of Ringling’s General Manager and other employees hooking, jabbing and hitting baby elephants to make them learn tricks the pictures speaks for themselves.
Ringling’s Circus Barkers are everywhere. Step right up, buy a ticket to get into our show and then you get to see how well off our animal performers are, just ignore the few who are limping from constant confinement and performing unnatural tricks to entertain you.
B. Dalton, you are a good parent who makes good choices and you are teaching your children to do the same. Bravo!
Ned...you are correct that the hospitality industry is a huge sector of the downtown job market, and it is only going to grow as more and more hotels are being built. I won't give you so much credit to say they are "low education/low skill" however they are certainly low wage... and that is an even greater incentive to create safe means of transportation via walking/biking.
In case you haven't done so already, read the new CP article about the impending demolition of the Sargent Jasper apartments, and the loss of affordable rents going away with it. The rental rates downtown are so high that much of the actual workforce has to live off the peninsula. And do you know where many of these people are moving to...West Ashley and James Island. With several new high density developments planned in these areas (especially the one near Maybank & Folly, and at Albemarle & Folly), many of the low-wage employees working downtown will need to commute to work. With parking such a problem as-is (and only getting worse...and more expensive) the need for safe alternatives is essential. Rather than wait on improved public transportation, providing area residents with easy and safe access across the Ashley River using their own two feet is the best way to improve our City. There is no need for people who live 2-3 miles from downtown to add to the daily vehicular traffic...but until there is a safe option, I don't blame people for driving.
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