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Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

"it was the murders of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church by an avowed white nationalist that spurred South Carolina lawmakers to take down the Confederate flag that flew outside the Statehouse in Columbia."

The attack was blamed on White Supremacist rhetoric and Symbology, IE: the flag, and its removal was with the intent of reducing racial violence. Since its removal, there have been more instances of racial violence, not less.

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Posted by Jshicke on April 24, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

The belief that Our Blessed Flag of Dixie stands for racial hatred is a Yankee lie! We welcome blacks and people of all races AS EQUALS. Bigots like Dylan Roof who misuse our Southern Flag are the exception, not the rule. I support Sheri Few!. And Rev. Pinkney is wrong in saying that events like the Emmanuel Church shooting should not be allowed in politics; those are the very events THAT SHOULD be in politics. That's what motivates folks to do something about them.

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Posted by James Ronnie Green on April 22, 2017 at 1:58 AM

Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

I'm just here for the comments

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

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

Time to live on a boat!
Kevin Brunson

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster and Quinns paid $1 million by USC; Georgetown steel mill could have a buyer; No action on roads

"McMaster called on help from local Republicans to help kill efforts to raise taxes to pay for roads"

Gotta love those fiscal conservatives. Raising taxes is irresponsible. Solution? Let's borrow money!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

Few's ad does get one thing right - panic certainly leads to bad laws and poor judgment.

But her political party is the party of panic. Always fearing, always outraged, always reactionary, always on edge. You know, the kind of people you want holding weapons.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

It's not a violation. https://www.irs.gov/uac/charities-churches…

Notably: "the ban by Congress is on political campaign activity regarding a candidate; churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations can engage in a limited amount of lobbying (including ballot measures) and advocate for or against issues that are in the political arena."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

Tired of rate hikes? Stop supporting a political and economic system that allows corporations to monopolize utilities and forces taxpayers to subsidize their inevitable inefficiencies and losses.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Emanuel AME pastor speaks out against campaign ad challenging removal of Confederate flag

Is this a violation of the churches 501-3C tax status with the IRS? Tax Free Status? Separation of Church
and Partisan Politics? Just Asking!

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Posted by Carl Tommy Miller on April 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

So, when these reactors are finally built, will those SCE&G rate hikes go away, or is it like these temporary tax hikes that just never go away?

Posted by Jshicke on April 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM

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

Mat Cat, if God's Mighty Hand will deliver us from rising sea levels, why doesn't he go a little further with his Mighty Hand and deliver us from famine, pestilence, war and starvation? What hogwash.

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Posted by levester on April 20, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

Gail Kof. Are you aware the average draft horse weighs between 1500 and 2000 pounds. You don't hear any horses cry because they don't cry! You dern sure don't hear carriage horses cry. Never happens nor has it happened. You seem to be very uninformed about horses. You certainly are the definition of ultracrepidarian!

Posted by Sherrie Zabinski on April 20, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Bilderberg conspiracies have become a handicap for the Liberty Movement

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Posted by mark chardy on April 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

There should be a scale to weigh the passengers that are signed up for one carriage before loading it up. Some of these people are heavier than the horses. Each carriage should have a total weight limit for every group going on board before it is allowed out. The maximum temperature that the horses are allowed out should be lowered to 80. These horses are miserable I hear them crying during the tours. Seeing them makes Charleston less desirable as a place to live.

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Posted by Gail Kof on April 20, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Designs for apartments set to replace James Island movie theater up for board approval

Please don't let it happen. Please!!!!!!

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Posted by Randall Floyd on April 19, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “How integration led to the decline of black-owned businesses

It's integration (civil rights type) not all integration is bad. We must qualify. Blacks face a ton of routine and non routine problems. They cant say it's this and not that. You have to look at us from before "the free labor problem" to now, do the causal analysis. Integration is one of many problems. Integration caused the loss if Black Baseball, theater, taxis, buses, radio, positive publication, knowledge of self, community, dignity, accountability...Some of these will cross into the other.

You MUST creat a large index of problems. You must use the science of observation. One observation is bamboozle syndrome. Each of the so called black leaders past and present has been a complete fool. They have not used any dynamic principals to fix the black problem.
King equality, Garvey unity, WEB high education, Booker T. skills and land, Dr. Claude Anderson group economics. Dr. Clacke wasn't fair when dealing with history. Blacks leadership is clueless, they don't know the cure.

As I mention, blacks cant solve routine problems. They have no principals across a mass part of their population to accomplish anything in their best interest. This is what all leadership fail to realize. Blacks have no empathy, I call it self genecide. Example, civil rights cases cost 100k just to see a judge. Negros don't organize to raise money for all these police shootings to build a civil rights case, they don't know how to use it. Gays, Hispanics and other minorities might of had a case well funded with traction in the right direction. Instead,you get black folks marching again callin they self black lives matter SMH.

Lastly, what I laugh at is when black men wanna be the HNIC. He got all the answers every other black man is wrong. This is some kinda mental disease. There are 1.3 Trillion reason for the black problem, but one solution and the Souls of Black Folks don't want it so I'm not going there.

Posted by Darryl Lovéy on April 19, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Re: “How integration led to the decline of black-owned businesses

It is not integration that is responsible for the breakdown of black America. Please read the legitimate stats of black America prior to the welfare state. The American Thinker posted a piece a few years back that included pre and post welfare stats. How well-meaning government programs decimated black America is shocking, from business ownership to two-parent families to education. Our politicians have enslaved the strong people it once freed, making them dependent on government while providing incentives to destroy the family unit (or simply not create it). Black enterprise, education and families pre 1960 (& post slavery) were flourishing. In an attempt to create equality (an attempt by misguided politicians), great harm was done. And it continues today. The poor black youth I have taught for 16 years are always shocked to see pictures of flourishing black businesses, towns, etc. They were born into the welfare state with family role models who were as well. It is unfortunate, but it will continue as long as the men and women we put into office embrace a victim mentality. One can acknowledge the ills and huge effects of slavery without creating legislation and programs that perpetuate the problems. But that is what we continue to do, enslaving generation after generation to lifelong poverty.

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Posted by N T on April 19, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I, too, am a graduate of the class of 1968. I recall many teachers with advanced degrees, and a fierce desire to help us succeed. Though we received substandard resources, these teacher challenged us and made sure that we received a first class education, academically and socially.

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Posted by Rita Hector on April 18, 2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Maurice Bessinger, BBQ baron and unrepentant racist, dies

I can't wait for all these old@ss Jim Crow-era, confederate flag flying, slavery defending,white-supremacist idiots to drop dead already. The world will be a whole lot better without them.

Posted by bolobolo on April 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

This is a fascinating, if not tragic, account of the decline of Burke High School! As a proud Burke alum, Class of 68, a former member of the famed band, and also coached by Modie Risher, this account is truly heartbreaking to say the least! Having grown up in the shadows of BHS, although I no longer reside in Charleston, I frequently return to my old neighborhood where I have witnessed firsthand the changes so eloquently detailed in this article. I am shocked to learn that the enrollment at BHS is now less than 400 students! There were 241 students in my graduating class. Suffice it to say, Charleston has certainly changed since I left in 1968 and we can debate whether the many changes have been for the better...but that's a conversation for another day!

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Posted by Gerald Hamilton on April 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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