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Re: “The Agenda: Volvo narrows its search; Cycles of missed child support; Furyk clinches Heritage

Can't wait to see if you put your principles where your mouth is and only support opponents of Mrs Clinton.

There is NO candidate of any party that is more in the bag of crony capitalism.
Bill and Hillary are just plain FILTHY rich. No American should not be supporting that untrustworthy pair for getting back in the White House.

Not only from American corporations donating to their foundation but foreign governments and companies.
Clinton was serving as the US secretary of state at the time that the donations to her family’s charity were being made. Although it is true that the Clinton Foundation refused donations directly from foreign governments while Clinton was serving in the Obama administration, the door remained wide open to donations from public citizens like Victor Pinchuk, who has advocated on behalf of stronger ties between Ukraine and the European Union. Between 2009 and 2013, the very period when Hillary Clinton was serving as US secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation appears to have received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk.

Pay to play... pure and simple.

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Posted by artrogue on April 20, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Volvo narrows its search; Cycles of missed child support; Furyk clinches Heritage

"the automaker Volvo has narrowed its search for a location of a new $500 million manufacturing facility to South Carolina and one other state."

Volvo is just waiting to see which welfare check clears first. Although it should get off its lazy ass and get to work without depending on a government handout. At the very least Volvo needs to be drug tested if it's going to accept government welfare.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

"However, now that they are in place, unions are irrelevant parasites."

Because corporations are totally benevolent now and would never try to screw their employees over and they never lobby to try and get worker protections and benefits removed under the farcical umbrella of "reform."

"It is unfortunate that a couple of union reps were greeted at the door with someone holding a gun but maybe they should not have been so aggressive in campaigning."

And that girl wouldn't have gotten raped if she didn't dress like a slut.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

yup, you're right Cid, but if I remember correctly when the NLRB try to enforce on a complaint against Boeing all I heard was the collective squeal of stuck pigs.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

There are federal laws and enforcement mechanisms in place for workplace safety, child labor, minimum wage, etc. Unions helped put those in place.

However, now that they are in place, unions are irrelevant parasites.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 20, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

"The unions of the past served a purpose to get proper safety rules regulated by law, that purpose is over."

Disagree. Unions still serve a purpose for collective bargaining of benefits we should all enjoy in a 21st century society (maternity leave, sick leave, etc.)--most of which are not guaranteed in this state.

SC is near the bottom of the barrel in worker's rights, and will continue to be this backwards with this open hostility toward unions.

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Posted by leemajors on April 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

Fortunately in this state the workers have the right to either join a union or not join a union, in this case they chose not to. It is unfortunate that a couple of union reps were greeted at the door with someone holding a gun but maybe they should not have been so aggressive in campaigning. There have been horror stories about people going to employees houses repeatedly even after being told they were not wanted. And anyone who thinks that major operation like Boeing condones unsafe working conditions is believing in a union inspired fantasy. The unions of the past served a purpose to get proper safety rules regulated by law, that purpose is over.

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Posted by nofaith on April 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Walter Scott's death is proof the system doesn't work

"I don't think anyone at the City Paper would use the n word."

"But I am pretty sure they use the Uncle Tom word and other racially derogatory terms for a black that doesn't agree with their agenda when Tim Scott's name comes up."

You would have to add corporate whore to the list to make it accurate because if there is one thing for sure Uncle Tim is a corporate whore.

Posted by Saildude on April 19, 2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

I hope tech will be ready 24/7..and what a way to take a break from work...my camera is acting up...this technology age is getting on my nerves...why can't we all just be real people instead of having a big brother to watch over us 24/7...are we that stupid...wait..maybe we are...especially since we consent to this. Whoever runs for Mayor next time, might want to run on the platform, no more cameras..or something even better..the world is your oyster

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Posted by Allakara Starheart on April 18, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

Well, if workers don't want protection of a union, like to protect them in case of unsafe working conditions, etc., it is their choice. They just believe the propaganda that unions are somehow socialist, so they hate them.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 18, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Quit half-assing! Clearly, every human and domesticated animal in the US needs cameras on them 24/7 with a live feed to a new government body called the Department of Omnipotent Management who will monitor actions real time for crimes, or potential crimes, and dispatch the police to apprehend the threat for preventative detention. I think I read a novel about this once...maybe they could use that as a guide?

This will, of course, require another several hundred billion dollars in deficit spending but, safety. Can't argue with safety, and the Constitution is just a piece of paper anyway. It can't stand in the way of safety.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 18, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

See, all those idiot dumbass ads boeing paid for were a huge waste of money. The marketing department should be called to task for this one, bombarding us for weeks with really stupid and expensive ads in all forms of media. Workers are not as stupid or as sheeplike as boeing always seems to think they are. This is SC and we can still spot carpetbaggers in all forms including Union AND corporate from 50 miles away. Nobody today is going to sign up for anything and give people money for nothing, they do their homework. As a shareholder, this money wasting crapola really pisses me off. No wonder my shares are down 2.37 this week, I had to help pay for the dumbass ads. Worse marketing ever...well, except for Carnival.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Walter Scott's death is proof the system doesn't work

No one ever said he deserved to die. And the tirade regarding child support is way off. If you father a child, and no one does it by accident, you commit to supporting it for the rest of your life. Maybe the payments stop, but this is your child. There are too many instances where males do the nasty and then run away. If he was afraid of, again, being unable to pay the money he owed, then he needs to get an additional job. What is your suggestion to non-child support. Just let him get away with it? The cop was wrong. Everybody agrees. But is is not news anymore. Get on with your lives, and let the system work.

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Posted by localhutch on April 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Star Wars-themed Dreamliner; Boeing union drops April vote; Army Corps permits could mean big facility

There was never a desire for the Union to come to town. The support was just not there, but the union insisted on forcing itself on the employees of Boeing. When the finally got down to talking one-on-one with the employees, the found out really fast that they were not welcome. Maybe the two guys who ran them off their property with a gun gave them an idea they were not welcome. Raspberries to Wendel Gaillard for claiming he had real support for these clowns. I lost a lot of respect for him while he continued to promote them. He's becoming another Kwadgo. Hopefully the union won't be back for a long time. And here's hoping they don't try and infect the new Daimler plant coming to N. Charleston. Somebody might just get a bit more riled if they try and force themselves on these workers.

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Posted by localhutch on April 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Walter Scott's death is proof the system doesn't work

I agree with most of your article. We should try to understand what it's like to be a minority being pulled over by a cop. I believe there is a war-like environment for cops and black men that we white people don't understand and hope to never have to. I was pulled over by a very hateful white cop while I had the flu. I had swerved a little on my way to pick up my daughter. Very long story short, he treated me with disdain, removed my license tag though I had paid my taxes, and wrote a ticket. Dashboard video later proved my side of the story- that he had lied about the incident and had treated me with disrespect.

But we were not a physical threat to each other's lives. He knew from statistics and personal experience that I probably wasn't going to lunge from my car and try to take his gun. I knew from my experience that he wasn't going to arrest me for no apparent reason. That is not true of cops and minorities. They both live in fear of one another and for good reason- history and experience. Kids should be raised to obey the police and act like respectful citizens. Michael Brown was killed because he fit the description of a robber then refused police orders, then reached into a police vehicle and struggled with a cop! He had no right to do that. If he had not been acting like a thug, he would still be alive. Walter Scott's story however is very sad and makes no sense. I wish he wouldn't have started running though. Running away from your responsibilities literally and figuratively is not what a grown man should be doing. However, everyone I know was sickened by what happened to him. Thank God for the video. But we're not bad people because we didn't want another Ferguson, where the protests went on and on. If it's not already, it should be illegal to block the roads for any reason. People have children to get home to. Babies that need breast milk but mom's stuck in traffic. People are in pain from needing to use the restroom but they're stuck in traffic. It's more than a "brief interruption" as you put it. Protest at police stations or the state house, not where civilians who had absolutely nothing to do with the issue are put in danger. I am glad Officer Slager is behind bars for murder. I would also want violent protesters and people blocking the roads to be put behind bars.

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Posted by TK70 on April 18, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Protests in wake of Walter Scott murder remind us what democracy looks like

I am surprised by the number of people that seem confused about what happened despite there being a video. Carole there is video of a clip being emptied into Walter Scott as he flees; this video also shows the officer then planting evidence and calmly walking away. Did he wake up in the morning wanting to kill someone? Probably not, but that doesn't mean he isn't a racist. Unfortunately, most of us are racists because we have been raised with social norms that obscure, uphold, and reward racism. According to Judith Butler, these norms exceed our 'personal' stories and influence us in ways we often cannot clearly account for. What I do know is that if the officer had seen Walter Scott as someone deserving of all the rights of personhood then he wouldn't have shot him so calmly.
I'd also like to address those who think protest is not democratic. Protests are a clear way to disrupt the "tyranny of the majority." Where would we be if people like Martin Luther King, Jr had decided to calmly wait for laws to change? In fact, it is the moderate waiting for change that often impedes the entire process.
And Ron, I personally know Alison and know that she has often been willing to risk her physical safety to protect others.

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Posted by Leslie Pearson on April 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM

Re: “#SouthofBroadLivesMatter

Good question, WFP. We know how City Paper makes money. They have advertisers who pay based on print ads and web traffic. Thus, CP often publish outrageous articles to increase traffic. They are obviously going to want to take advantage of any local news story that goes global. But they are open and transparent and local, so it's fine.

How is #blacklivesmatter funded? Where are they getting the money to organize? Social media campaigns are cheap but, with the exception of the Arab Spring and maybe ISIS, they haven't proven they can lead to change, as Ron says.

So where are they going to get the money to fund their organization? Not a lot of people at these protests. Are they going to rely on donations that will dry up a month from now? The NYT is reporting that Brother Santana is demanding media pay him license fees. He's learning. Do you know how Rainbow/Push are funded? I bet you dollars to doughnuts, this is how the conversation went at City Hall today,

JJ: We, uh, respect, uh, the way the City has handled, uh, this terrible tragedy. Unfortunately, uh, the officer's training was lacking. We would, uh, like to, uh, offer you, uh, the opportunity to provide for your department, uh, special diversity training certified by Rainbow/Push. Now, uh, without this training, uh, those protests outside, uh, might get louder.

MS: How much?

JJ: We, uh, charge, uh, $5,000 for each officer if both the police and, uh, fire departments are committed.

MS: We've got 600 PD and FD employees, so you want $3 million?

JJ: I'm, uh, glad, uh, we understand each other. The city will, uh, be safer and, uh, you will not have to worry about, uh, a lawsuit.

That's the way the game has always been played. It's no coincidence that Jesse paid a visit the Longshoreman before going over there. It's essentially the same racket the mob has always used.

It might be that Jesse just walked into #blacklivesmatterCHS backyard and ate their lunch. It's called getting "big footed". Your footprint disappears. And, who cares if you already allow yourself to be made a joke in the newspaper, anyway?

Posted by Fish Pimp on April 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Ah. Then you agree that the camera would identify you as carrying, hence not a target.
So then all I would need is a little fake camera; everybody will think I'm carrying and not fuck with me, no danger of someone getting the drop on me, taking my firearm, and shooting me with it.
Or dropping it, having it go off, and accidentally shooting myself.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

It's called conceal carry because that's what is legal, with permit, in SC. As opposed to open carry, which is not. If I were looking for a target, it damn sure wouldn't be the one packing.

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Posted by Jaxx on April 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Vined Justice for Walter Scott

Having not picked up the P&C in years, I can't speak to any cartoons they may have recently run, but can assure you any similarities are purely coincidental. It happens.

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Posted by Steve Stegelin on April 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM
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