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Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Alison,

Never in my life have I responded to an article on the internet. I’m not a ‘comment’ kind of person, but I read this a few days ago and it won’t let me go. Had we ever met, I feel like there is much I would have liked to talk to you about. Since that is not possible, I wanted to share something that I hope does not offend you. You ended your story with, “If there’s a heaven, or whatever, I’ll see you there.” In the book of Revelation, God gives the apostle John a vision of heaven. Here’s some of what he said. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away… I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.” I have a feeling I am one of many who have wondered about your faith and tried to “save your soul” before your days are done. If you’re not a believer, I empathize with the irritation that comments like this can cause. I resisted Christianity for years. As I got older, I realized my views were based on what I wanted to be true, not what is objectively true. God either exists or he doesn’t. Either way, my feelings have nothing to do with it. After a long period of research, reading, talking to folks much wiser than me, etc. I became convinced that Jesus is who He said He is – the Son of God – and that as inexplicable as it seems, His death opened the door to heaven for us - an undeserving people in need of forgiveness. It’s hard to comprehend, but God loves you so much, that he would rather send his Son on a suicide mission to rescue you, rather than spend one day in eternity without you. If, like me, you have been resisting Him, I pray that you give Him a chance. Heaven is real; there are no “ifs” about it. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It’s obvious that many people love you Alison, but none more than Him. I hope to see you there.

Posted by Someone who cares on July 28, 2016 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Blotter: Gotta piss 'em off

The SCANA (NYSE:SCG) /SCE&G INVESTMENT of the TWO NEW NUCLEAR UNITS IN JENKINSVILLE IS NOT FOR A BASE LOAD FACILITY!
Therefore, SC Base Load Review Act CANNOT be a LEGAL GROUND for overcharging SCE&G kWh ratepayers. PERIOD!
There are basic physics formula = Energy = Power x Time and that the Base Load is 100% (24/7 = 365 days annually = 8760 hours per year) time in operation. BLRA 70% apply to rated Power, which can be adjusted to real demands. Those simple rules have being learned in less than ONE hour by my students (in Europe and in SC). The “public servants” who were present in this ORS/PSC billion-dollar decision could not learn these formulas since 2008.
In all annual requests (9th time since 2008) SCANA + ORS + PSC are showing to over three million victims “their arrogant power of monopolistic slavery”. In 21st Century SC kWh ratepayers and SC taxpayers voices are ignored but their money is taken illegally anyway - a billion after a billion dollars! Also some$$ are used for bribing “public servants”. May I, as an American teacher (being placed in top 2% among them by my cum laude students), deliver them a grade “F”? But the question still is “who will fire these servants”, Donald J. Trump? Is it funny?
After a reading, do you have your own idea how to end this scandal where white-collar criminals are stealing your money?
Georgian utilities are building their twin plant in Vogtle using US DOE $8.3 Billion. Is Georgia’s basic education better than in SC?
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SC children suffer from heat waves in the homes trying to save on overcharged electricity as a result of SCANA / SCE&G scandal...
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Posted by Joe Wojcicki on July 28, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Blotter: Gotta piss 'em off

1. To SCANA (NYSE:SCG) =“Thou shalt not steal” from SCE&G kWh ratepayers because …
2. “Thou shalt know that SC Base Load Review Act do not apply to the non-base load nuclear plant in Jenkinsville SC”

Posted by Joe Wojcicki on July 28, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Citadel's mascot had puppies and they're freakin' adorable

Are they going to adopt them out? SO CUTE!!!

Posted by Robin Bruce Bowman on July 28, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Federal prosecutors provide details following motion to dismiss Dylann Roof’s charges

Ask yourselves these questions: which prosecutor's office can put this guy to death easier? which office has the most to gain, and the most to lose by ceding jurisdiction to the other? And is your local prosecutor up for re-election anytime soon?

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Posted by Retired Sheepdog on July 28, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

As a former resident of Charleston County who returns at least once a year for a visit; it's nice to see that the "City Paper" has not lost its sense of humor.

Unfortunately, by publishing this article in a less than objective fashion, it is not doing a credible service to its readers who might only get their printed news from this paper.

I don't know the author's professional background, however, based on his commentary, I'm pretty sure he never served a day in a law enforcement uniform. So, as a career law enforcement officer, I will offer some objective facts that the author of this piece failed to provide.

There is a war on law enforcement officers, courtesy of the Obama administration. It goes back to the incident in Cambridge, MA in 2009 where Mr. Obama passed judgment on the officers involved and the agency before the ink was dry on the arrest report. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/24/officer.gates.arrest/

It can also be traced back to when Eric Holder was the Attorney General of the US, and failed to prosecute both domestic and foreign terrorists (Black Panthers for voter intimidation, and GITMO detainees who were returned only to fight some more).
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203550604574361071968458430 AND http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/23/joseph-connor-eric-holder-gaive-aid-to-terrorists/ AND https://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1681

Now fast forward to the present day.

As of 28 July 2016, law enforcement line of duty deaths are up approximately 8% over this same time frame last year. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/

There are only about 900,000 total sworn law enforcement personnel, serving a nation of residents and visitors that exceeds 300 MILLION people. And on average, a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 61 hours or so. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/enforcement/

You should also know that a black Harvard professor jut released a study that shows that claims of racist deadly force incidents by law enforcement have no merit.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/11/no-racial-bias-police-shootings-study-harvard-prof/ AND the actual study is here. http://www.nber.org/papers/w22399.pdf

Your readers should also know that ballistic vests have a safety rating of approximately 5 years, which can be reduced somewhat in high heat and humidity environments (it has been rather warm this week). http://www.nij.gov/topics/technology/body-armor/pages/compliant-ballistic-armor.aspx

Your claim that no ordinary citizen can buy body armor is also false. There's a company out of Kentucky that has a wonderful selection. http://www.galls.com/body-armor-ballistic-protection

And at around $500 per vest when bulk ordering, $250,000 should outfit the department with new vests, that will last about 5 years.

So, for yours and your reader’s future endeavors, feel free to use the following open sourced items for your research into actual news reporting.


http://www.refdesk.com

http://www.christianpost.com/

http://tpsnews.co.il/article_category/security/

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East

http://canadafreepress.com/

http://newsbusters.org/

http://www.cnsnews.com/

http://www.stripes.com/news

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/

http://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world/middle_east

http://news.sky.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/

http://australianconservative.com/category/international/

http://www.theblaze.com/

http://drudgereport.com/

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/


Personally, if I were your editor, I would have at least suspended you over this piece; unless of course this is your normal effort, then I would have fired you.

It’s one thing to be left leaning, it’s another to totally disregard objective fact based reporting.

God bless the USA and all her allies.

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Posted by Retired Sheepdog on July 28, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof federal trial to draw from local jury pool

Pronghorn, so 28 people were executed last year and that makes you ashamed to be a an American. Seems like a million abortions would bother you too but I doubt it does. The hypocrisy is amazing. You sound like a giant P#$$y.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on July 28, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof federal trial to draw from local jury pool

Wouldn't you want to be defended if you were on trial.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on July 28, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

You forgot the third thing the shootings have in common; they were resisting arrest (fighting). Another asinine article from a liberal. Why not take their guns away also, so they will have no defense at all?

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Posted by Showmoor on July 28, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your daughter will know how loved she is always. I belueve in heaven and love and your love will permeate forever.

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Posted by Elizabeth Bruce on July 27, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Delegate blog: Navigating security and being wowed by Michelle Obama

Are all Amish Peeps Democrats?

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 27, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

Actually the vests they want to order are a great idea. They work better against the high powered rifles that lunatics prefer. I want the all the p-dogs to get this type of vest as well. I think they are also entitled to safety. And the 50,000 in riot gear is nothing. Better to buy this stuff for them, then to pay for any of the stupid asinine studies to see where the crime is located, as we have in the recent past.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 27, 2016 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof federal trial to draw from local jury pool

I don't understand why they're trying so hard to defend this murderer.

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Posted by eden0718 on July 27, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

I thought policeman automatically wore bullet proof vests???🤔🤔🤔

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Posted by eden0718 on July 27, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: On mentors and a little red wagon

Congrats. Much better than being a food critique who is too nice to say a place sucks. I hope you do not start editing my bad language and mean spirited restaurant comments (That are always true). I have no niceness left in me for places that suck or even semi suck and I won't pretend.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 27, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

Seems like the media has declared an all out war on the police as of late. Why not get them these to keep them safe? People are throwing bricks at "peaceful" protests. I have no issue at all with this as a city of Charleston resident. I have nothing but respect for these officers and what they deal with day to day. If you have a problem; who are you going to call? Sorry to tell you but ghost busters are fictional.

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Posted by Kimmyk1031 on July 27, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Alison,
You are a real inspiration to me, Noa, and everyone who is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet and get to know you. What you have written is beautiful and moving and will be shared with many people and for many years after you are not on this earth, and we will miss you very much. I feel so thankful to have met and gotten to know you. Love, hugs, and wishes for eternal peace,
Jill

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Posted by jillgila on July 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: On mentors and a little red wagon

and the editorial value of this rag continues to devolve.

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Posted by ncspartan on July 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Jeff Cook wants to sell your house if you're moving to Canada because of Trump or Clinton

Just passing through. Great billboard!

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Posted by Joe Forgeng Jr. on July 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Police ballistic vests are a greenlight for CPD to militarize

Mat, the next time you are in trouble why bother the police, seems that you have a strong disregard for their safety.

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Posted by Ben West on July 27, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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