"But not enough people use public transportation for it to cover its costs it should not exist. End of story."
That's not how public services operate. End of story.
"Mat - 'diddly shit for locals?' how about the average of about $30 per day each tourist pays in sales and lodging taxes? Figures show that tourists pay a major portion of Charleston County's tax burden. Without them our taxes would be a whole lot higher. I'm all for taking care of locals first, and if you do the math, this does."
I'll wait patiently while you show your math, then.
William, i have never seen any test results in the 4 years of the Charleston waterkeepers existence. Have you? I have been asking them to furnish them and so far they haven't.
The testing they plan on doing (in the future) is only for fecal bacteria. Not mercury, not arsenic and according to them nothing above the Ravenell bridge. Look at the make up of the board of directors and this is understandable. Real estate, developers and a representative of the Pilots assoc. who is allied with the SPA and shipping lines. Though a local water quality scientist with decades of experience in water quality testing and research volunteered to be on the board the Charleston Waterkeeper evidently thought developers and real estate people would be a better fit for the organization.
Not as dysfunctional as the Town of James Island..
So cool! Now if they could just come up with an automatic mind reader..
Wonderful organization, out there actually doing something. It's an incredible struggle to keep the hundreds of non profit organizations in Charleston up and operating with full boards, accounting and records while still actually going out and doing something. Waterkeeper does wonderful work.
Most government funded water quality testing in South Carolina ended several years ago. We no longer know how much mercury is in the fish and water of many of our rivers. Before testing ended, several of our rivers, including the Pee Dee where listed as having fish unsafe for children or pregnant women to eat. With several new coal fired power plants going on line in SC to produce power for export, the mercury from the coal was expected to push mercury levels up even higher, to the point where the public might object, a conservative, rural public which would cut into the Republican base and be in conflict with major campaign donors. The simple solution to this problem was just to end testing. I guess they put up a few warning signs at boat ramps saying the fish weren't tested, which were probably blasted to pieces in a few months. However you shouldn't be eating fish from freshwater rivers in SC unless you know it's safe. I don't know what we know about salt water fish and seafood.
Naturally there is an inverse relationship between the number of years I've been out of college and my tolerance level for college drunks. However, anyone who spends $25,000 on a goddamn water fountain deserves to be checked every now and then by the karma police.
I would like to come across just one nonprofit that has its internal shit together. Even the most well-intentioned, smart organizations I've encountered usually succumb to problems of disorganization, ego and/or fiscal tension. (I've worked for three, and hopefully only three.)
See, kids, even a low-life peeping tom can make a living at what he loves.....
In my experience there is no "standard" way to "how it is done down here." Undiluted hard liquor in this heat is a jam good time for some, hot death for others. Besides, at the insane prices Pappy has reached recently the best way to drink it is on someone else's dime
Dumb writing by a 19 year old intern....maybe 20.
So Joe, by your reckoning the Whites from Europe are the wrong-race invaders of North America and their genocide against Native Americans is unacceptable, so they have every right to perform towards Whites that you do against Blacks? Oh, OK, I get it now. Guess I'd better high-tail it back to France, and where are you headed Herr Berger?
To nofaith, et al- we must at all costs defend the 2 nd amendment, but that "band together for the common good" thing.... well that was window dressing, they didn't really mean that, right?
Mat - "diddly shit for locals?" how about the average of about $30 per day each tourist pays in sales and lodging taxes? Figures show that tourists pay a major portion of Charleston County's tax burden. Without them our taxes would be a whole lot higher. I'm all for taking care of locals first, and if you do the math, this does.
Oddly, I don't think that is how it is done down here. In my experience in the heat, people mostly drink their alcohol mixed with water or something else. Undiluted Hard liquor in this heat, even with food runs people down pretty fast. Different in the winter.
Great articulation of how I felt about "Midsummer", although I missed the last 5 mintues because I was gone at the intermission.
But not enough people use public transportation for it to cover its costs it should not exist. End of story.
Public transportation should not exist to make a profit. End of story.
lifestyle and consider themselves as saved Such an idea is also contrary to sound reasoning and sound doctrine. The Word of God is very clear on this matter. "He that covereth (conceals) his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Pr. 28:13). An admission that such a lifestyle is wicked is a step in the right direction. A confession of such sin or “coming out of the closet” is a step in self-justification. But a confessing and forsaking before God through the Lord Jesus Christ will forever free you from this abominable bond.
Finally, due to space restraints, we briefly mention the problems with the ideas of “sexual orientation” and of being a “minority” group. Sodomites are not, in one respect, “born that way”. That is, it is not a DNA problem but rather a natural perversion due to the natural depravity of man inherent in us all. The natural man walks in his own lusts and is driven by his own perversions and desire to sin. A perverted curiosity of some drives them in that direction to the point, like father Adam, they act upon it or “take and eat” thus fulfilling their perverted lustful desires. In order to excuse the wrong, like Adam, they blame God with; “We were born that way.” Thus, casting the blame on another so as to excuse themselves and quiet their consciences. This, in turn leads to the excuse of “sexual orientation.”
What is meant by the term? Webster’s 1956 edition states that to “orient” means to arise, to define the position of, to adjust the bearings of. “Orientation” is ‘the act of turning or the state of being turned toward the east….such as the position of the dead in their graves.” Such an interesting application is probably unnoticed by those who so love the term of orientation. The modern Webster’s defines orientation as “to set in a definite position, to direct toward the interests of a particular group” this definition seems to avoid the issue of the Sodomites while it leaves the door open to interpretation or application. Sexual orientation is seen as the idea that one may gravitate towards whichever sex (male or female) they desire. It is considered by them as a right or freedom; nothing is seen to be wrong with it however unnatural and depraved the idea is.
Further, Sodomites are not a “minority” group and are an insult to those who do classify themselves as such. Sodomites as well as thieves, drunkards, adulterers, etc., exist among all races and classes of people and therefore cannot be classified as a persecuted minority. The “minority” card is used to gain notoriety, privileges, and protection under the law which once prosecuted sodomy as a felony. Racial persecution should not exist, but laws against such vile immorality should.
The real attack is not upon so called “gays” but the rather upon the Word of God or, “hath God said?” Ω
Them that "recompense (Rom.1:27 ) or reward for such sin in the form of AIDS, they will not repent.They, the rether, strengthen themselves in their sin and demand that our government support them by allowing Sodomite marriages.
They seek to defy man’s law also.
This is done in order that they may gain control over the normal law abiding citizen. Those who are lost and yet in their sins, love the company of their own that they may feel the more comfortable about their sin. The best way to quiet conscience is to make others participate in like sin by deception and enlistment. This has been the very tool of Satan since the garden of Eden. If the Sodomite can convince their fellow man to accept them in their sin, they can convince them to accept the sin. Case in point: Many states have already abolished or refuse to enforce their Sodomy laws, which are now referred to as ‘bigoted laws.”
Simply put, the Sodomite, like as all of the lost of society, are at deep enmity or hatred against God and would make mockery against His institutions. Marriage between a man and a woman was the first institution made by God. It is the last institution, in the Sodomite mind, that needs to be perverted and destroyed. In this however, they shall never totally succeed as long as the Holy Spirit and the true church remain on earth. After the Rapture occurs, they may succeed. Does this tell you beloved, how close to the Rapture we may be? (See Luke 17:27.)
Why the pursuit of same-sex or Sodomite marriage?
It is done to gain more publicity for their cause in perversion. It is done because they greatly despise the normal lifestyle of a man and woman in marriage. It is done to quell their own conscience which testifies against them, that they, as Sodomites are a sin-sick, depraved, perverted people. Many of them are so troubled from within that they need and long for the approval of society. If they cannot get this approval, they will lobby to have the laws changed in order to justify themselves, their filthiness and depraved actions; all is so that they might feel the better about themselves.
Our land, beloved, is throwing off a strong stench of sin in the nostrils of God. We need to be much in prayer for its people and its leaders. I feel a great evil is about to befall this land for the iniquity done and allowed within her. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate…..shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you” (1 Cor. 6:9-11). It would not be proper to close and not remind ourselves that there are, as the Word of God shows here, some who have been saved and who have come out from among the Sodomites and their lifestyles. The Lord be magnified and glorified for His great longsuffering and mercy upon the sinner indeed! The Lord Jesus can free anyone from all their sins. But let those who dare to think that they can still continue in such an abominable lifestyle while attending a Sodomite “church” and listening to a Sodomite preacher be aware. Sin that is not repented of is still sin. One cannot continue in such a
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