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Re: “CofC ranks among Princeton Review’s top colleges, gets nod as ‘Party School’

Only a mere nod after beating out FSU? Bruh, we won, top 15, lets party.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on August 30, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “The Agenda: ACT shows 14% college readiness; Graham warming to Trump; Haley campaigning for NC's McCrory

No surprise here on Graham and his "warming" to a tyrant, who is becoming more of a "sheep in wolf's clothing" second-by-second. You know the mantra....support the GOP candidate "tooth and nail" even though he is really standing for the LACK of freedoms, not unlike TSARs of bygone eras.

The GOP states they support freedoms, but their definition doesn't include freedoms for everyone, but only freedoms that support control over certain people's lives:
"Freedom FROM women's rights", "Freedom FROM immigrants", "Freedom FROM the LGBT community", "Freedom FROM pluralism" (reason USA was founded in the first place), "Freedom FROM the poor and needy" and finally, "Freedom FOR personal and corporate greed". The GOP embraces the straight, rich, caucasian (Hello out there...the GOP is using minorities along with poor and less informed supporters to collect their bounty), christian male that helps to feather their political and financial nests.

Opposite of the spectrum is the "Love thy neighbor" (Jesus' words, not mine) type of freedom supporter.
"Freedom FOR women's rights", "Freedom FOR immigrants", "Freedom FOR the LGBT community", "Freedom FOR pluralism" (reason USA was founded in the first place), "Freedom FOR the poor and needy" and finally, "Freedom FROM personal and corporate greed".

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Posted by tupper29406 on August 30, 2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “What it means to choose a person over a lifestyle

I've had the pleasure of traveling across the US, Latin America, and Europe for business for the past 15 years. My girlfriend yearns for the day that we live in another country for a few years, but in my own way, I feel that I've seen enough of it to satisfy me. Everyone is different. Be yourself, challenge yourself, and question why you are envious of others, but don't ignore what makes you happy because you wonder why you are unlike others around you.

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Posted by Nope on August 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Re: “What it means to choose a person over a lifestyle

People do stuff like travel at different times of their lives - it's like having kids - some do it early some do it late and some don't have any - FB only shows the highlights

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Posted by Liz Buchanan Crowley on August 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “A boy and his dog head to Lake Moultrie and try not to get eaten

Your story is incredible. Your story telling is impeccable. I loved it. If it were a book it would be a page turner for sure. Thank you.

Posted by John Perkins on August 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

After reading your article, I think your experience with unfriendly people in Charleston says more about you, than about Charlestonians.

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Posted by Karl Repik on August 27, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Tara Servatius leaves WTMA for Greenville's WORD

Sounds like some ignorant Charleston geechies have got their low country panties in a wad over Tara telling the truth....typical...isn't it. Never mind folks,Taras #1 on WORD FM in Greenville. Your lose.....OUR GAIN......DORKS.

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Posted by Jim Howard 1 on August 27, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I was born here 64 years ago. My roots go back to the 1690's. Charleston is a very friendly city. It always has been. Just do not make waves or look below the surface. Even with the influx of people from off this has not changed all that much. We welcome visitors with open arms, take their money and send them home with fond memories. But be a local of poor means and you will be ignored and forgotten. We had a big showing for Charleston Strong but a year later nothing has really changed. The poor are still poor. Minorities are largely ignored and what used to be local shops that were affordable has given way to specialty boutique shops and high end clothiers. The locals have long since given up on living in the city. They can no longer afford it. Gentrification is ruining the cities variety. But bless our hearts, we are sociable and friendly.

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Posted by Lee Anne on August 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I work in the tourism industry.
In the last two weeks of Auugust, most of the Southern States send their kids back to class for some reason that I have yet to understand.(We dont have snow days. We do have to pay the A/C bills for schools that open their doors in mid August.)
Anyway, we call the last 2 weeks of August NY season, because northerners are all that we have on the islands.
We dread this time of year. People are rude, impatient, whiney and condenscending. They look at manners as a weakness and a Southern accent as a sign of being uneducated.(By the way our country was founded at Jamestown, not Plymouth. So it's Y'ALL that have the accents not us.)
The difference of how people treat each other in various geographical regions of our country is dramatic and bias against all things Southern is alive and well. One of the VP's at Kiawah told me about the the islands in the 80's. He said they wanted the land and not the locals.
Maybe what your noticing is a tipping of the scale as more and more Notherers move here, there are fewer and fewer folks left that will say "Mornin" or hold a door, say parden or M'am, Just look at Raliegh, Charlotte or Atlanta, which Lewis Grizzard called a "Yankee Colony" Are we becoming a minority in our own hometown?

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Posted by Richard Sweat on August 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

Believe it or not but Charleston is not the center of the universe.

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Posted by Gunnar on August 27, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Big spending by appointed MUSC board; Milo coming to Clemson; Chemicals seized in Chs. port

It would be such a shame if corruption and scandal is uncovered at MUSC. It's such a great hospital and does so much that's good for so many! It would just be sad....

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Posted by Robin Bruce Bowman on August 27, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I challenge Hunt to a debate about the topic.

Posted by Greg T on August 27, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

She could have mafe her points without the sour and hostile tone.

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Posted by BRF on August 27, 2016 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I believe Charleston is a beautiful lovely city rich in history and traditions. I love the cobblestone streets and the smell from the various restaurants throughout the city. People are polite and receptive to a greeting. College students gather on streets and talk. Friends walk down King Street shopping and drinking their Starbucks. Families walk downtown on Second Sunday walking their dogs and eating Popsicles from King of Pops. The farmers market breathes fun, fresh, and local. So, friendly, yes.

Whether or not Charleston is inclusive or exclusive is another question. Whether or not Charleston is kind and forgiving is another question. Whether or not Charleston is morphing into a more commercial city is another question. Whether or not Charleston is genuine or not is another question. Whether or not Charleston is healthy or not is another question.

We can always work harder to make our city better. For both those who live and work here and for those who visit.

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Posted by JYWF on August 27, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

This place is horrid. People will come to see that and the housing bubble will pop. Who knows the fate of this overcrowded, over-talked swamp after that. What happens when the rich flee?

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Posted by Kate Delipoglou on August 27, 2016 at 4:28 AM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

I'm from CT as well & totally agree with Erin. I was floored early on when a black woman held open a door for me & greeted me good morning!

I was quite upset when I first read this article. I attacked the author personally, which I apologize for.

Posted by Moo Lee Yom on August 26, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

Quite the bitter article. We moved here from CT. If you wanna REALLY see unfriendly, visit there. Charleston (Mount Pleasant areas), are very friendly, no place is a perfect uptopia, but coming from the Northeast, NYC regions... People don't even make eye contact there and the cashiers don't even look at you, let alone say hello. Since we have arrived in SC, we have had conversations in local shops, nice small talk at check out lines, people DEFINITELY smile more and are much more patient and the schools are phenomenal. It's perspective, and it sounds like the author of this article may have lost that a bit. No matter where you live, it's your appreciation and perspectives that make it "home". Sounds like you may need to spend time in an actual under served area to really appreciate the charm, albeit not perfection, of Charleston and it's surrounding areas.

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Posted by Erin O'Meara Gaita on August 26, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

nice? yes. livable? not always.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 26, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

THE TITLE OF YOUR ARTICLE gives everyone a perfect picture of a LACK OF CLASS that you have.

Who would want to know your opinion anyway?

Clean up your mouth and maybe someone would.

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Posted by EdwinMcCainMessenger@Gmail.com on August 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

If you dont like charleston the stay away no one asked you to come here and the woman about the schools i bet were she lives i can say a few things also. Every town a d city has its faults and yes they work on them but people like this dont need to exist. They neex to worry about they own place of living and fix there marriages and put better congressmen in office. Stupid cant be fixed and to say something like that is asinine. This really showed the ignorance of these people.

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Posted by mater on August 26, 2016 at 9:07 AM
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