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Re: “Hear from the protesters who blocked traffic on the Crosstown for an hour

The shortsightedness here is appalling. The company will reduce it's profits rather than increase prices?? Yea, when has that ever happened? Everything else will stay the same except these workers will have more money? How blind/stupid can you get?

A large segment of the workforce earns less than $15/hour, doing much harder and more skilled work than flipping burgers. I guess they will all quit their jobs now and go to work at Mickey D's? To keep skilled workers, other employers have to pay more than minimum wage. Else we would all just flip burgers. Once wages adjust to pay everyone else their variance from minimum wage, we are right back to square one. With massive inflation or joblessness added. Then people making $15/hour will not have enough to live on. Round and round we go.

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Posted by driver eight on September 10, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Now Charleston will be able to hear itself on the radio

Sounds like a good idea and a good platform for local artists. Is there going to be a streaming webcast of this? Also, what is the plan for a revenue stream? It may be non profit but doing an indiego every six months is probably not a great model.

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Posted by nofaith on September 10, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

Before blaming South Carolinians for building a bad airplane, consider the fact that the vast majority (actually almost all) of the employees working at the North Charleston facility came from someplace else. All anyone needs to do is observe the off-the-clock behavior of Boeing employees around town in order to make the sensible decision not to fly on a 787. Contrary to what management may believe and have everyone else think, Boeing is definitely NOT a drug free workplace. The main thing Boeing has accomplished since coming here is make an already unaffordable place to live even more unaffordable, especially for those who are wise enough not to become a graveyard shift slave on their payroll. Over time it will become apparent that having a giant aircraft factory in the middle of what is essentially a tiny tourist town was definitely not such a great idea.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on September 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Hear from the protesters who blocked traffic on the Crosstown for an hour

artrogue mat is correct. People who push for stuff like this are incapable of looking at the whole picture so no matter what factual evidence is out there such as what you brought up or that cost of living is 30% higher and per capita income is 20% lower, it will never dissuade them from their misguided beliefs.

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Posted by nofaith on September 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

"the disinterest and laziness of people who have the privilege to work for a company such as Boeing"

uh-oh, sounds like just the kind of environment that a union would thrive in.

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Posted by nofaith on September 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

My father works for Boeing, and has been employed in the manufacturing business for decades. He has the highest standards and most incredible work ethic of anyone I know, but some of his coworkers do not. I can't tell you how many times he has related stories to me about the disinterest and laziness of people who have the privilege to work for a company such as Boeing. He has never commented on the quality of the aircraft they produce, but it only stands to reason that their attitudes are reflected in their work. I hope Boeing can turn this bad PR and their reputation around.

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Posted by Abby Fleming on September 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

I work at Boeing and I would fly on one. Sure there are people in every profession that do things they shouldn't and that's on them but their bs is cought before the plane is delivered. These aircraft is gone over constantly with a fine tooh comb by our mechanics, quality personel, customers, and the FAA before they get delivered. This all ties back to the union trying to get a grip where they don't belong! I'm constantly harassed by these a$$ holes coming to my house, calling me, and mailing their propaganda and won't take no for an answer.

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Posted by jmike1982 on September 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

I work there and I would fly on one...yeah there are idiots in every job in every field that do things that they shouldn't but these planes are gone over with a fine tooth comb several times by our mechanics, quality personel, the customer, and the FAA over and over again before it is delivered. People can say what they want but even the test pilots for Boeing and the customers prefer our 787's over everetts

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Posted by jmike1982 on September 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

Union or not, thats just a labor problem-and I don't care, the 787 needs to go back to the drawing board. It sucks. Get it right, iron out the "mechanical issues" that appear to plague this flying metal bucket and then roll it out. #Imnotgettingonitanytimesoonkthanks.
As for Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani and Rupert Murdoch, they are both greedy corporate assholes with news outlets with no journalistic ability or integrity. Screw them both - they suck too, we should hold both of them culpable for the crap thats printed in their papers. Bottom line. Boeing=Sucks. Al Jazeera=Sucks. Rupert Murdoch=Prob sucks more than both combined and more than likely personally responsible for the death of journalism.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on September 10, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Skinful Halloween moving to Music Farm

Sinking Ship!! Men & women overboard for Halloween 2014

Posted by bloggermak on September 10, 2014 at 2:19 AM

Re: “The Agenda: SC near top in violence on women; Fmr. Gamecock Lanning punted; Graham loves Sun. shows

the culture of violence begins with parents beating children not merely patriarchy against women, ...young humans learn violence from religion and brutal ignorant parents, the violent Ray Rice or OJ Simpson are all about control learned from the fists and escalating threats from those who do not take the time to gently guide children hugging not hitting kids into senseless compliance ...such deep seated conditioning to force others against their will is a habit the NFL wants strictly controlled in uniforms & pads not elevators and Brentwood mansions 843-926-1750 threats of hell and bribes of heaven are all part of the cultural mix few Atheists dare to confront @AtheistVet my twitter Larry_Carter_Center@yahoo.com

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Posted by Larry Carter Center on September 10, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

So obvious the union trying to muscle their way in to the SC plant. Come on people. Boeing Union set up an office here and yet there is no Boeing union. Hello, I smell mafia. Union mafia

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Posted by Melissa Guggisberg on September 10, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Hear from the protesters who blocked traffic on the Crosstown for an hour

"Welcome back debs.."

You could've stopped there and had the exact same effect with your post.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on September 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Hear from the protesters who blocked traffic on the Crosstown for an hour

unless you're a college football coach, a banker, or a vacuous reality TV show star, chances are pretty good that if you live in the Lowcountry you're probably underpaid.

the only people with the balls around here to demand more are fast food workers. the rest would rather guttersnipe, happy as fucking blue crabs gobbling chicken necks to send their bosses kids to harvard.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on September 9, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Sheriff's deputy named in fatal West Ashley apartment shooting

How many people remember Sergeant Hubert Lloyd and Deputy William Nalley? How many people even know who they were or how they became deceased? If you go to the Sheriff's Office's run down shack on Pinehaven, you may see a plaque in remembrance of both.. I imagine eventually you will see a plaque with Deputy Joseph Matuskovic's (Field Training Instructor) name and badge on one as well. My point is this, people FORGET these brave officers who have given their lives to protect others because everyday life gets the best of mostly everyone. Charleston really does need a park or memorial area for officers who have paid the ultimate price for our protection. Maybe a memorial next to the Charleston's 9 firefighter memorial instead of the impound lot/junk yard a local towing company plans to put next to it.... Just saying Charleston, Chief Lucas, and Sheriff Cannon!
By all means, please don't thinks I feel all officers are good because they're not. But in my experiences, most are and do the job because they believe there is good in people. Good, Bad, opinions set aside, an officer never deserves to loose their life protecting people around them. If by chance they do, that individual deserves to be recognized in a memorable way that will last through our lifetime!

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Posted by Michelle Redden on September 9, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

@Mario. I remember when the reports came out about Boeing Charleston falling behind on their production, Warren Wise said it was the P&C's policy to never use unnamed sources (article was on 2/4/14). The funny thing was that a few days later, the P&C broke a story about Glenn McConnell not being on the list of finalists for C of C president. Who was their source then? An unnamed source. Obviously it's fine to stir up trouble about C of C, but not about Boeing.

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Posted by Native Ink on September 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Undercover report: North Charleston workers express concerns over 787 quality controls

Raise your hand if you know at least one person who works at Boeing. All right, how many have complained about the screwed up things that happen there? In my case, I know three Boeing employees. They all shake their heads at what happens at the plant. I can very easily imagine real Boeing workers saying the things captured in this documentary. Yes, maybe the "whistle blower" walked over to people he knew were disgruntled and only got their opinions. But there are plenty of Boeing workers out there who will tell you crazy stories about that place. I don't doubt that many of them would say they're scared to fly on the planes that come out of there.

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Posted by Native Ink on September 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “The only justice for Ray Rice and the NFL

If you're trying to prove a point, you've failed miserably. And Yuengling is shit beer.

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Posted by Jaxx on September 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Fast-food protesters who blocked Spring Street get $200 fines

Actually if the pay goes to $15 an hour most of these people would be out of a job. People with more work experience and skills would hop in and take the positions, leaving the staff with entry level skills and very little experience out in the cold.

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Posted by nofaith on September 9, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Fast-food protesters who blocked Spring Street get $200 fines

$15 dollars for being a fast food worker is ridiculous, I mean seriously there are people who have college degrees in various fields not making $12 an hour and people want to pander to these whiners, a lot of whom probably have a basic high-school diploma and give them $15 dollars an hour because they came together and whine about it. Plus if the wage at a place for working at McDonalds went up to $15 some unmotivated people would just say hey I am just going to work fast food forever it pays more than a lot or other jobs, this kind of stuff is pretty depressing when you think it will give people the idea that being a burger flipper or fry cook forever is a good thing.

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Posted by Josiah Walker on September 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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