You "personal liberty" folks are being pretty slow on the draw here.
Oh, that's right: property rights trump privacy rights, which is why you aren't concerned about ALPR....
Or the City of Charleston.
Sorry, as usual, wrong.
End of story.
The Mayor is deluded as is the current chief of police. Did these geniuses not speculate the rise of tourism is part of the problem and not solely those CoC students? The City needs to have officers at every apartment/multifamily housing unit like in West Ashley with this weekends current shootings. Charleston may be praised by Conde Naste for the tourists but it's a far from perfect for the residents who live beyond the peninsula.
Buffum is a snake oil salesman
Artrogue, at what points, other than being black, does Sen. Scott diverge from Tea Party orthodoxy?
The buses look great. Some of the stops on this route desperately need shelters and benches. Looking forward to this route becoming a vital part of the CARTA system. CARTA also had this new route on Google Tranist and Bus Tracker on the first day of operation, which is a lot more complicated to do than you think.
Why do you hate rich people, hippie?
No it isn't. I get to say when it's the end of story because I said it first.
And you're wrong.
End of story.
(also, CARTA claims that 1/4 of its riders are ones on their currently operating free services, so if there's a reason they aren't making money, then maybe that's it).
End of story, again.
(And even if it weren't that way, any business person will tell you that you can operate one portion of a business at a loss if there's money from another part of the business that can offset those losses *and* you want to keep the loser open for some reason. And don't say that doesn't happen, because it does.)
End of story, to the max.
(OK, one more. Why is it that we always have to argue about public services - like transportation - when no one complains about the money spent on, say, the municipal golf courses, which probably serve far less people? Do we even know if they break even?)
End of story, seriously.
(Just kidding....no, wait. Just kidding about just kidding. I'm done for now. I have to go meditate for a little while and sacrifice a small goat to Eris).
End of story.
After I corrected you I said end of story so that is the end of the story.
But, as usual, you need continual correction. The public funds a service that they feel worthy of funding at a level that they feel comfortable funding them at. If they are unable to operate at that level of funding then the service either fails or they go to the public to make a case for more funding. Carta has yet to effectively make that case through ridership because they don't get enough riders. That is exactly how public services operate.
That is truly the end of the story.
It is difficult to see a positive side to illegal immigration as we have come to know it. Some historical perspective suggests why this is so.
Our forebears thought to create a permanent, self-replenishing, nonvoting class of low-level workers by purchasing captive individuals to reside here in a state of involuntary servitude. By condoning the institutionalization of involuntary servitude to meet a perceived need for cheap labor (to till fields, harvest crops, perform domestic duties, etc.), our country violated its founding principles and set the stage for civil war — and persisting residual ill effects.
More recently, in order to meet the perceived need of important voting constituencies for a readily available supply of cheap labor (to till fields, harvest crops, maintain lawns, perform domestic duties, etc.) many representatives of executive, legislative and judicial branches of government have condoned, explicitly or implicitly, the burgeoning presence of illegal immigrants, likely to become “ a permanent, nonvoting class of low-level workers”(after Prof.Krugman, in a 2006 column) that, we might add, appears to be endlessly self-replenishing.. Moreover, it seems a reasonable assumption that granting members of this class the right to vote would result in no significant changes in any of its other defining attributes as specified by Prof. Krugman.
While these circumstances are unlikely to result in civil conflict, they are likely to have similarly persisting ill effects and are not consistent with our founding principles. Granting temporary working status only would seem to be a reasonable way to go.
And Sen. Graham's recent comment about GOP death spiral ensuing from failure to pass S744 with its amnesty provisions suggests that the GOP's lack of popularity with Hispanics can be changed into Hispanic votes by passing S744. One wonders how the GOP might appeal to Black voters in such a way as to change the 85 to 95 percent bloc voting pattern for Democrats. Someone in SC should inform Sen. Graham that he's "barking up the wrong tree" in pushing passage of S744.
"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.....
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