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Re: “Last-minute rejection of Common Core leaves U.S. History classrooms without textbooks

We were one of the states that worked on the common core standards. Yes it's a states right issue. The right to still fight the civil war using children's education as the battlefield. Nicki moves money around and claims she supports early childhood education. The law suit for proper funding of education has been going on for years. How many states get a TV special on how shameful the funding is for education? Shame on our legislators, shame on Nicki, shame Zais. Throw them out and keep common core.

Posted by awprin on August 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Last-minute rejection of Common Core leaves U.S. History classrooms without textbooks

Funny how we need to "compete globally" but we can't "educate nationally".

Honestly, to be a conservative in this country must require a staggering immunity to cognitive dissonance.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 28, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “S.C. natural birth centers could face closure by state regulators

For Carolina's Community Maternity Center in Fort Mill, SC:

About four weeks ago I made the choice to switch from a hospital birth at CMC Pineville to a more relaxed setting here, at Carolina's Community Maternity Center. I was already planning on a completely natural birth using Bradley and Hypnobirthing techniques at CMC, but at 31 weeks pregnant I thought the experience would be more intimate at the birth center. My midwife was Lisa, the founder of the company, and It all went downhill from there.. My husband and I met her for a consultation. I was a good candidate being in great health, exactly the correct weight and no complications. Despite being a late transfer, I felt confident in my decision. However, this is when the first red flag flew. Lisa is not what I envisioned a midwife to be... she seemed nervous and uptight, and had the demeanor of a rich business woman. No big deal though, until she described the incident of the infant death a year ago. She complained more about the effect on her business then the horrible tragedy that occurred, using the hospital as a scapegoat despite the fact that yes, if this woman were at the hospital, this child would not have died. I believed her though, and ignored my intuition, because I so dearly wanted to have that experience I longed for.
So, after paying $4500 in cash (yes, even if you come in late, they charge you the whole amount) I had my first appointment. This is when things went wrong. To start, she didn't have my correct email and thus I never received my intro forms. After complaining that she now had to fill them out, I went to get a urine sample and perform my own test, because in her words, "they don't want to handle urine all day". Fair enough. It is only a strip after all. When the results came back, I showed high levels of leukocytes or white blood cells. This is indicative of infection, but Lisa, probably not wanting to raise any concerns and lose my business, blew it off and said it was normal. I told her I did have some irritation down below but I thought it was just from intimate time with my husband. Still she was not concerned. Then, another red flag- I asked her if there was a way to determine whether my pelvis is large enough. I'm a first time mom, so it was just a silly concern but one I had nonetheless. Her answer? "I don't like to do internal exams. You look alright to me". What?! You are a midwife who is going to deliver my child, and you don't like to do internal exams? I left that appointment feeling unheard and slightly embarrassed, not a feeling you should have with the women assisting you in birth.
That next week on Wednesday I felt great and decided to join my mom and stepdad on a road trip to NY to visit family. About four hours in, I developed a backache. I dealt with it for an hour but it progressively got worse. I also developed nausea and fatigue. I called Lisa, told her my symptoms, and what'd she do? Blew it off. Worse, she made me feel silly for even calling, pointing out that I was in the car, so maybe it's just car sickness? Maybe I'm just sitting wrong? All in a condescending tone. I hung up and suffered through another hour until we were in MD, at which point my mom said we had to stop for the night so I could rest. We got a hotel. I was there thirty minutes before I knew something was terribly wrong. They took me to the nearest ER. Long story short, I had severe pyelonephritis, a kidney infection, from an untreated UTI. Go figure, I guess Lisa should have paid more attention to that abnormal urine sample. I was admitted for two miserable days… fighting pain, fever and nausea. My poor baby had to be monitored due to high heart rates. It was a dangerous situation, but thankfully after IV antibiotics and fluids around the clock, I was discharged. Due to her negligence and financial motivations, myself and my child were put in a life threatening position. I had a blockage in my one of my kidneys due to the severity of the infection and it was by far one of the worst medical experiences of my life. We quickly switched back to my regular OB (but not after losing $500 of the $4500 we paid). After all this, I simply ask you proceed with great caution. You may be lucky and nothing goes wrong, but God forbid it does. After the fact my husband confronted Lisa and all she could do was blame the situation on me while repeating "we are a financial establishment". Indeed, they are a business and their motivations are profit. Don’t let the “community” “midwife” “natural” marketing fool you. I really wanted this to be what I thought it was, and was devastated when I realized the truth. For now, I’m going to make the best of the hospital experience and be thankful that if anything goes wrong, I will have people who care and can do something to fix it. Birth centers are great, but without a doctor in staff and midwives who take medical concerns seriously, you are putting yourself and your child at great risk.

Posted by Mandy Fisher on August 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Huddle House™ has ZERO violations. Fact.

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Posted by Pronghorn on August 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “New 'Survivor' contestant John Rocker still spewing racist BS as a columnist

I thought he was spot on most of the time. You calling the "World Net Daily, a paranoid, far-right media org" is so typical of the far left. You sound like the one who's Paranoid that someone else s opinion might get out there. You're pathetic!

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Posted by uninterested on August 28, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Where to go in Charleston for college football action

Head to the official game viewing location of the Auburn Tigers at Liberty Tap Room & Grill in Mount Pleasant to cheer on your team with fellow alumni and friends!

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Posted by RAskew on August 28, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Looking back at the CofC coaching search fiasco

The last thing we need is for Cremins to flake out for a third time. Why isn't Kresse putting himself in as an option?

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Posted by RED318is on August 28, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Jaxx,

I don't think Kinsey questioned Hanna's integrity. Far from it. She applauded the article, and actually raised some questions about it that deserved to asked, in a manner that readers and members of the community often do. It was a well-thought out response.

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Posted by chrishaire on August 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Leon's masters fine dining — and char-grilled oysters — in a curated-casual space

I'm from here, too, and I find ImFromHere's comments to be ignorant.

Kudos to the Leon's crew for taking the risk. Hope it rewards.

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Posted by Jaxx on August 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Nominations now open for 2014 City Paper Music Awards!

And it looks like I know who this year's Stop Light Observations will be....

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Hanna,

Thank you for responding with an answer to my question. Perhaps in the future I will take you up on your offer, and contact you directly with my questions before I use my platform here to question your integrity, making myself look like an ass in the process.


Kinsey
Food writer and critic critiquer

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Posted by Jaxx on August 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “New 'Survivor' contestant John Rocker still spewing racist BS as a columnist

You wrote that he has a politically incorrect mind. You obviously disagree with everything he has said so that would make you politically correct. To admit that about yourself and disagree with all the excerpts above is a no balls, pussy ass, America hating thing to do

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Posted by luvindisgig on August 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Kinsey, why don't you reach out to the owners of all those places and see where you get with it. Good luck with that. If you have success, then you could tout your "closer look and examination." Until then you're just speculating on a topic that was covered very impressively by Hanna, and she's only been here a year.

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Posted by BNP29412 on August 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “New 'Survivor' contestant John Rocker still spewing racist BS as a columnist

Feel sorry for anyone who has to interact with him personally and especially feel sorry for his "lady love". She must have major self-esteem issues to put up with what is clearly an old world neanderthal mindset.

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Posted by tupper29406 on August 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Hanna,

We agree. I too believe every restaurant employee (and every employee in any profession, for that matter) should be fairly compensated for their work. And I also agree that those in the fine dining field can be good examples for the industry.

However, I can’t imagine how the changes of a fine dining organization like Indigo Road will benefit employees at locally owned casual spots — casual restaurants that represent the majority of the FLSA violators you listed. I can only guess that their owners were unwilling to speak regarding the story.

That said, as I stated in my piece, you present a great story that needs to be told. My commentary was simply a closer look and examination of this important topic. And as a critique, like a play review or a movie review or, more familiar, a restaurant review, there was no need to call you. I’m simply offering my opinion and my own questions on the story.

As a great teacher I know always says, if we’re not asking questions, we’re not learning. I think we’re better for having had this discussion.

Kinsey

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on August 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Nominations now open for 2014 City Paper Music Awards!

The Travelin Kine for Up-and-Coming act of the year. Great musicians, great music, and great shows! Definately should be on the ballot!!!

Posted by RHettG on August 28, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “New 'Survivor' contestant John Rocker still spewing racist BS as a columnist

I had no idea that Rocker could even spell his own name.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Leon's masters fine dining — and char-grilled oysters — in a curated-casual space

Charleston is a wonderful place for those who appreciate fine food. As such, you will not find fine food at fast food prices. I recently heard of Leon's and my wife and I tried it out. Food was great, atmosphere is unique and different. Staff was very friendly. We will return. In reference to the comment about hiring local people who could walk to work...Anyone qualified for a particular job in any industry is a potential employee. Do they have the skills to deal with people, get their orders correct and delivered in a timely manner? Do they have culinary degrees like many who work in the kitchen? I would make a terrible waiter and can not boil water without screwing it up, so I appreciate all those in the restaurant business who provide outstanding service. Thank you Leon's for bringing a new business to a once blighted area of Charleston.

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Posted by Warren Driggers on August 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “S.C. inmates allegedly film hip-hop music video in prison

Let them have fun fuck those cos and any one else who has a problem with them they are fine as hell keep up with the rap game guys

Posted by laveda gilmore on August 28, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Re: “New 'Survivor' contestant John Rocker still spewing racist BS as a columnist

Asia for the Asians

Africa for the Africans

White countries for everyone

That's White Genocide

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Posted by MantraCoreBunny on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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