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Re: “The Agenda: Sanford and Paul taking lead on Obamacare replacement; Proposal for free tech school in S.C.

Interesting. NYT and AP both put a negative in their headlines (reject/ anti-unionization) NPR has an UNBIASED approach to headlines. Maybe we should reject all mainstream entertainment media and get our news from NPR. Maybe the loss of viewership will reduce the "click-bait" headlines and ensure accurate and unbiased reporting. But "click-bait" headlines get the clicks, so to speak, thus the dollars. Money first. Facts, meh. Money FIRST, SECOND and LAST! NPR doesn't have to bow to advertisers so that eliminates the need to play favorites with politics for the viewership ratings.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 17, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Boeing South Carolina workers vote against unionizing

I just wanted them to vote yes so the uninvolved public wouldn't be harassed with the irritating onslaught of smarmy pro/ con ads for yet another year. Rinse, spit, repeat.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Boeing South Carolina workers vote against unionizing

I'm so glad the vote went the way it did. Unions have devolved into thuggery and South Carolina is a shining example of how well things can work without them.

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Posted by CityDweller29403 on February 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Boeing South Carolina workers vote against unionizing

They'll find out they've made a serious mistake.

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on February 16, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “S.C. Secessionist Party plans ‘Grand Flagging’ in response to civil rights activist’s CofC visit

It's tough to live in the south somedays.

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Posted by Sharon Gilbert on February 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “S.C. Secessionist Party plans ‘Grand Flagging’ in response to civil rights activist’s CofC visit

Celebrate lawbreakers and violent protesters, Riots..smashing windows.. make it ok to violate other people's rights... is that what you are supporting????

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Posted by Chris Williamson on February 16, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “S.C. Secessionist Party plans ‘Grand Flagging’ in response to civil rights activist’s CofC visit

What a bunch of "losers", living in the past in a distorted version of the past, "Secessionist", those that celebrate treason by wanting to withdraw the from the US.

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Posted by Paul Luman on February 16, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “How a flea market tortoise became man's best friend

Cold-blooded, warm-blooded, fur, feathers, fins, scales, shells, skin & insects, whatever, all non-human animals respond/react to pleasure & pain the same as the human animal. Aside from the diversity of life, we are all one on this planet.

Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 16, 2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

Atrocities by whites are on the furthest end of a continuum which begins at its least violent with racism in textbooks, continues with the systematic racism of discrimination in employment (including employment compensation, "minimum wage jobs," in other words), through racism in arbitrary stops and arrests by police, higher incarceration rates of minorities, and on to the use of violent police tactics on protesters, and finally the brutality of the Klan and other racists. The latter is part of a SYSTEMATIC form of racist brutality which has been going on since the first African was brought in chains to these shores.
This continuum is subtle in that there is not hiatus between one form of racism and the next, so that in effect, it is hard to say where terrorism really begins, if by "terrorism" you mean the commonly accepted definition of the use of fear to achieve political ends. In practice, though, ALL of these forms reinforce each other, and so focussing a single incident and labeling it terrorism is difficult to do. Especially if your myopia makes it impossible to focus.

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Posted by Romi Elnagar on February 16, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “The biggest name in celebrity hedgehogs, Lionel, lives right here in Charleston

Hedgehogs are nocturnal. This poor baby is being taken outside during the day and disrupting his whole existence. Doesn't seem like a great idea making these little wild animals pets.

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Posted by Karen Phillips on February 16, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “New book examines the current state of the Southern identity

Ron Liberte in a nutshell: I can't stop whining and hating everyone, but everyone else should

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Posted by Randall Floyd on February 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Jeff Sessions brings racist baggage from Senate to AG's office

Let me get this right. In 1974 Sessions made a joke while prosecuting the KKK and now he's a racist? Can you give me any more examples of your racist accusations or is this the only one? How about when Jesse Jackson called Jews hymies, or when Farrakhan continues to call for the death of whites and police? Oh, that's not racism is it? This whole Sessions debacle has become a campaign from the left to degrade a man they disagree with, no different than those who asked for Obama's birth certificate. Talk about alternative facts...

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Posted by Showmoor on February 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

I suppose you were silent when Obama labeled Nidal Hanson's killing a work place shooting instead of terrorism. Just because the left forgets doesn't mean everybody dies.

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Posted by Showmoor on February 16, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

@jadenova. What would make me happy, is if we labeled all white terrorists, TERRORISTS. Labeling all white people terrorists was not what the article conveyed at all, so I invite you to go back and reread and pay attention to the whole article before you make assumptions. If we were making assumptions, your comment seems to scream you are a white supremacist (given your highly white-defensive comment) and I know you don't want to come off like that. It's very important to absorb and comprehend ALL of the facts, which is something we cannot count on with Faux News Entertainment in the loop.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “How a flea market tortoise became man's best friend

Did you get a new last name fay it is jay nor fay

Posted by Sherry Hall on February 15, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

Somehow, despite the fact that I'm white, male, and Christian I didn't feel any slight at reading Ms. Parks' denunciation of violent extremists. Probably because I also abhor their actions, feel no kinship with them, believe their "cause" is garbage, and don't feel that impugning the bad actors of my race reflects poorly on my race. Much to the contrary: calling out the other white Americans that seek to use violence and political advantage to harm non-white Americans (and Canadians since it came up) is important for we, the non-violent, non-white-supremacists to do.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 15, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

Would that make you happy if we labeled all white people terrorists? Would you like to be labeled a terrorist?

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Posted by jadenova on February 15, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “New book examines the current state of the Southern identity

White Southern identity in a nutshell: We can't let go of the past, but everyone else should.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

Responsible for Equality And Liberty calls White Supremacism terrorist attacks as "terrorism" and we have for years. Unlike too many others, R.E.A.L. has constantly referred to Dylann Roof's attack on Emanuel A.M.E. as the "terrorist" attack that it was. However, of the 85 notable terrorist plots and/or attacks against Americans on U.S. soil over the past 8 years, the White Supremacist terrorist plots and attacks are a significant minority. That is not bias; those are facts. To label every attack by a white person of an extremist ideology as white supremacist is simply wrong. A very significant number are by Sovereign Citizen Extremists (SCE), which have both white and black adherents (contrary to what some believe); a number of such white terrorist attacks are also Anti-Government Militia, again which have mixed members and a different focus. Because in the United States, there are a significantly larger number of white Americans, there will be not surprisingly a larger number of white extremists, but not all of those extremist follow a cause of white supremacism. R.E.A.L. stands ready every day to challenge any extremist ideology which inspires terrorism, whether it is white supremacism or any other ideology. But while our country has been fighting a "war of ideas" against white supremacism at least since the 1960s (and many would say since the 1860s), we have not been doing so on other extremist ideologies. We need to be consistent in fighting extremism. To be specific, out of a list of 85 notable plots and/or attacks over the past 8 years, R.E.A.L. notes that 21 plots and/or attacks (25 percent) were performed by "white" Americans, but of these 21 plots and/or attacks - only 13 were actually white supremacist, Nazi, or "Anti-Muslim" extremist in nature (to be broad as possible), which makes them actually represent only 15 percent of such plots/attacks. 75 percent of the plots and/or attacks were radical Islamist based. White Americans represent 63 percent or nearly 200 million Americans, whereas Muslims represent about 1 percent or nearly 3.3 million Americans. We absolutely must focus and denounce all extremist groups, but clearly the actual statistics show a significantly greater historical threat over the past 8 years from some extremists over others. Below is the list of 21 plots/attacks by "white Americans" over the past 8 years.
1. 2009 Maine - Dirty bomb parts found in slain man's home - James Cummings (white supremacist, Nazi)
2. 2009 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum attack: James Von Brunn U.S. citizen (white supremacist/Nazi)
3. 2010 Austin IRS attack: Joe Stack U.S. citizen (extremist)
4. 2010 Pentagon attack: John Patrick Bedell U.S. citizen (extremist)
5. 2010 West Memphis attack on police: Jerry and Joseph Kane- U.S. citizens (Sovereign Citizen Extremist SCE movement)
6. 2010 Florida - pipe-bomb attack outside Islamic Center in Jacksonville - suspect Sandlin Matthews Smith shot dead in Oklahoma (Anti-Muslim Extremist)
7. 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple attack: Wade Page U.S. citizen (white supremacist/Nazi)
8. 2011 Washington Spokane - terrorist bomb plot on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March - Kevin William Harpham (Nazi white supremacist)
9. 2012 FEAR militia plots in Georgia and Washington State, murder of 2: Michael Burnett, Anthony Peden, Christopher Salmon, Isaac Aguigui U.S. citizen (militia extremists)
10. 2013 Los Angeles International Airport attack: Paul Anthony Ciancia U.S. citizen (NWO extremist)
11. 2014 Overland Park Jewish Community Center attack: Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. U.S. citizen (white supremacist/Nazi)
12. 2015 Charleston church attack: Dylann Roof U.S. citizen (white supremacist)
13. 2015 New York - threats to attack "Islamberg" mosque in Hancock - Robert Doggart, U.S. citizen (radical anti-Muslim extremist)
14. 2015 Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting Robert L. Dear U.S. citizen (radical anti-abortion)
15. 2015 Lafayette Louisana attack - movie theater attack by John Russell House, U.S. citizen (Nazi, white supremacist)
16. 2015 Minnesota - Minneapolis shooting attack on BLM protest 4th precinct - Allen Scarsella, Joseph Martin Backman, Nathan Wayne Gustavsson,and Daniel Thomas Macey - U.S. citizens (charged with riots, assault, no fatal injuries) (white supremacist)
17. 2015 New York - Rochester - bomb maker leg injured while making bomb - Michael O'Neill, U.S. citizen (white supremacist, Nazi)
18. 2015 California threat against Richmond mosque - William Celli - U.S. citizen (radical anti-Muslim extremist)
19. 2015 California mosque firebombing attack Carl James Dial Jr. U.S. citizen (radical anti-Muslim extremist)
20. 2016 Oregon Malheur refuge federal building takeover leader Ammon Bundy total of 27 U.S. citizens 1 killed, 12 pleaded guilty, 7 (including leaders acquitted) (Sovereign Citizen Extremists SCE)
21. 2016 Kansas apartment and mosque anti-Muslim terror plot Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright, Curtis Allen U.S. citizens (radical anti-Muslim extremists)

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Posted by Jeffrey Imm on February 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Stegelin: This week in 'Trump History'

I love you too, Ima Oldman. Guess fake news it your forte as created by Rupert Murdoch - they advertised fair and balanced with drew in the audience.....BUT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P74oHhU5MD…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 15, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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