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Re: “Kelly Gaskins bottles the Lowcountry with Charleston Girl perfume

I've heard of this perfume. Good stuff.

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Posted by possum2785 on December 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “On feminism and fun in the Archie Comics series

Archie comics are some of the most enduring and best comics out there. And no, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy them. They even have a zombie themed off shoot series called the Afterlife With Archie which started in 2013. At Park Circle Comics we always have a good response when we get a new batch of Archie Comics in stock.

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Posted by JustJerry on December 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Holiday Magic at Marion Square

The Charleston Farmers Market will have their final Holiday Markets in Marion Square this Saturday & Sunday until they return on April 4, 2015. Get your farmers' market fix this weekend and get all of your holiday shopping done! Open 9am-4pm this Saturday & Sunday as we say goodbye for the year. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy Chanukah in the Square following the market on Sunday, December 21st from 4-6pm. All events are family-friendly & free to attend. Follow the Charleston Farmers Market on Instagram/Twitter: @charlestonfarms

Posted by Harrison Chapman on December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Freeloaders: Joy to the Free

The Charleston Farmers Market will have their final Holiday Markets this Saturday (12/20) & Sunday (12/21) from 9am-4pm in Marion Square. Chanukah in the Square will follow on Sunday from 4-6pm and all events are family-friendly and free to attend! Happy Holidays!!!

Posted by Harrison Chapman on December 17, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Rape victims shouldn't report their assaults to campus police

Rape is horrible, no one is questioning that, but why in the world would the Rolling Stone have to make up a bullshit story about it?

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Posted by nofaith on December 17, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

Fish pimp showing his incredible ability to not understand or listen to the facts if it does not fit the narrative that he is told to believe. In neither the Brown or Martin situation did the people who ended up pulling the trigger instigate a physical confrontation. In the Gardner case if he was not resisting arrest he would not have been physically brought down. The 12 year old Rice boy (5'7 and 195lbs, not very little) in Cleveland was told to put his hands up and instead pulled the BB gun (not a nerf gun) from his waistband and raised the gun, which looked like a real gun, towards the officer. To think that you can attack someone as happened with Martin and Brown, resist arrest as with Gardner or threaten an officer as with Rice and not expect some really bad consequences is foolish. All of these are tragic situations and there are people dead only because they chose to either break the law or to not listen to police.

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Posted by nofaith on December 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Rape victims shouldn't report their assaults to campus police

Another rant by an activist Dilettante! As is customary here, an argument supported by unsupported personal experiences and hearsay. I do agree that sexual assault is endemic on our campuses and it's usually brushed under the rug, but dealing with it as Alison recommends seems disingenuous to me. For all the ranting and raving she does about making change, I would think she'd advocate fixing the problem. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know... the deck's stacked against us, we don't have the power, the entrenched Administration won't budge, etc, etc, etc.
Be the advocate you paint yourself to be, hold their feet to the fire until they fix things. If you're going to condemn the status quo without trying to change it you're a hypocrite. Take the lead, force change and make it not only acceptable but favorable to report these crimes.
How to start? Instead of "Rape victims shouldn't report their assaults to campus police" Maybe a proper headline might have been " Why do the College of Charleston Campus Police condone rape?"

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

First, I have never been a fan of Nancy McGinley's, but in fairness to her two things must be considered: 1- Of all of the Supers that have worked for CCSD in the last 15 years only one has left on their own the rest have been fired primarily for not kowtowing to the petty politics of the School Board. Quite a pattern. 2- Before you compare McGinley's performance to projections, be sure that those projections were actually hers. From personal experience in being involved with setting performance plans for three different schools in a 10 year period I can tell you that a large part of the goals are set as minimum acceptable levels by higher-ups. To be absolutely fair, you must know if the projections were actually McGinley's or if they were forced upon her by the School Board or the State.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

She was a version of the third option ("victim"): she was a scapegoat.

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Posted by Pronghorn on December 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Mason Jar by Fatboys

The Mason Jar is great! The food is stellar & the service has been wonderful every time we have been there. Cute & clean restaurant, friendly staff. You can't beat Southern food that is done right! You have to order their mac & cheese. & the onion rings are amazing!!

Posted by ashleycarrigan on December 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Garage-rock trio The Whigs discuss golf, working with Jim Scott, and the making of Modern Creation

garage rock?
super producer?

hmmmmm

guess garage is the new buzz word in music

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Posted by Dee R. Fuzz on December 17, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Jordan Igoe, Heyrocco, and Explorers Club release Christmas covers

:20

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 17, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

"Or, maybe blacks just commit more murders per capita? And maybe blacks are engaged in activities which result in lawful use of deadly force more often also? Maybe the two are even related?"

Yes, but if blacks are all violent criminals, why aren't more black on black shootings ruled justified homicides? The laws are inherently color blind but they are being applied in such a fashion that any black person who shoots another black person is probably a gang-banger and any white person who shoots a black person is justified because he had a reasonable fear that the black person might have been a gang-banger. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation for black people.

The numbers start to get tricky when you factor in economic status and domestic violence, etc but I think we can agree that a >400% difference in justifiable homicide determinations between white on black shootings and black on black shootings is beyond what should be expected of an impartial judicial system.

"Fortunately for them the victims in the Martin and Brown situations are not the ones who ended up dead"

nofaith's notion of justice:

1. Get strapped
2. Approach a random black guy walking down the street in a hoodie or basketball shorts.
3. Pick a fight
4. Defend yourself with deadly force as soon as you start losing the fight (this fear is particularly heightened in people who are carrying guns. They fear that the gun they brought to the party might be taken away and used against them, so they act prematurely.)
5. Pretend like you are the victim to the investigators
6. Convince the grand jury (if it even goes that far) you are a coward that lost control of the situation and had no other choice to save yourself. Show pictures of some faint scratches on the back of your head or a red mark that is kind of puffy as proof your life was in danger.

You guys are smart people. I don't believe any of you would stand for this if it happened to your child. What if it was your son on the playground with his Nerf gun that was shot dead in the span of 1.5 seconds after the arrival of the police car on the scene to investigate? Or who was choked to death on the sidewalk by an officer performing a headlock that was specifically banned because it too often led to people choking to death? What if that was your child?

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Posted by Fish Pimp on December 17, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Re: “In the Kitchen with Chef Bob Waggoner will open Fri. Dec. 26

Kinsey, I actually agree with Robert Moss in his article. I actually love low brow food and cheap eats - when done right. I take huge pleasure in finding small places with incredible chefs doing everyday eats on the cheap all over the US and in Europe. Its like a hobby and at this point, a competition with a group of my friends. Forget the big dollar - big name restaurants, we get bored with it and have been to all of them, they open with a splash and rarely maintain momentum.
Pete Wells only appears snobby at times in print - its his job, he is pretty funny normally and not a gusher - something I like in a critic. Plus he lives in Brooklyn and his wife is a brilliant conversationalist - we adore her.
Christopher - God Help Us if Guy Fieri becomes the face of the Food Network. He can not cook...at all...ever. Hes simply a paid personality and lets face it, kinda creepy. As far as Ohio, well, thats just a Charleston thing we like to do. Oh, heres Guys New Menu for y'all. http://guysamericankitchenandbar.com/

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Haley nominates DSS leader, Kimpson proposes paying college athletes; Bush stops at USC

If colleges are going to have athletics, pay them, but quit pretending that they are students.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 16, 2014 at 9:42 PM
Posted by artrogue on December 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Haley nominates DSS leader, Kimpson proposes paying college athletes; Bush stops at USC

I don't think we should pay student athletes.

We should end collegiate athletics.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: Joy to the Free

White Christmas at the Beach
“Dreaming of a White Christmas” was a reality
during December 1989 along the SC coast. A winter
storm brought heavy snow to coastal SC on the 22-
24. Snowfall totaled 4 inches at Yemassee, 5 inches
at Beaufort, 8 inches at Charleston, and 14 inches at
Myrtle Beach.

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Posted by artrogue on December 16, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “In the Kitchen with Chef Bob Waggoner will open Fri. Dec. 26

Not sure what being from Ohio has to do with Fieri. Unfortunately he won a competition and is slowly becoming the face of Food Network. Also he's worth over $3M whether his restaurants are successful or not.

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Posted by Christopher Casner on December 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@Jaxx Each race kills their own race more than outside races do. This includes whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, etc. So that "blacks kill blacks" thing is a sorry attempt at the justification of killing black people.

IF you were paying attention to anything, you'd know that when citizens kill other citizens, they WILL be punished. They WILL go to jail. When a black man kills a black man, you better believe, the law firmly up his arse. When a white man kills a white man, the law is way up his ass. When a police officer kills an innocent civilian, they get a paid vacation and gold damn medal.

The only reason the tag is #BlackLivesMatter is because, while we recognize other races suffer from police brutality as well, harassment & murder by cop is disproportionately placed on the black community. This means, yes, it does happen other places, but it happens FAR more often to black people.

THAT'S the reason for #BlackLivesMatter . Anyone with half a brain could see that. Any idiot that says "Well, it makes it seem like only black people matter over everyone else," needs to stop trying to create a negative where positive progression is taking place. Some people just look for reasons to pick at things because they are instigators or lazy or ignorant.

Of course all lives matter, that's a given (DERP). When officers go to white neighborhoods and stop people walking down the street, shoot people who have no weapons, burst into peoples homes and harass & beat them, shoot their children to death (and I mean SMALL children, not almost adult teens), and bashing in the faces of people who don't bow to their every corrupt demand on a very regular and daily basis, THEN we will say #WhiteLivesMatter . Because the brutality and racism it would be disproportionately within the white community.

If this happened on a regular basis evenly across all races, then #OurLivesMatter would be a thing. But, again, because this happens more often in the black community (police getting away with excessive force/murder), this tag originated. This is not about isolated incidents, but decades of brutality.

Just because it doesn't happen in your community or directly in front of you often, doesn't mean that it does not happen. We go through this mess all the time.

Black people often get too much of the law when they are being prosecuted, but not enough of the law when it is meant to protect them.

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Posted by Kaila Jackson on December 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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