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Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

Ron would love to live under a dictatorship with no rights. Except he couldn't post stupid rebuttals online because there would be no free speech. Although I'm sure he would tow the party line if it meant to control of its citizens. He is pathetic

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 8, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Charleston police call for info on West Ashley robbery suspect

he shouldn't be hard to find

Posted by Randall Floyd on September 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “If you're against Trigger Warnings, just call them a heads-up

"When people say they "don't like trigger warnings" I have to ask what they don't like."

As far as I can tell, and I've asked the similar question to many different people, the fear is of something that doesn't exist. The impression that some give is that anything with a "trigger warning" means that the topic is therefore banned, that the professor would give a head's up "this contains violent descriptions of rape, and thus we'll just skip it," as opposed to "we're going to cover the Jerry Sandusky case next class, and that has a lot of detail about child sexual abuse and exploitation, just so there are no surprises." My Biology of Sex professor used to give the "head's up" before the class in which he showed the clinical videos of how people orgasm. But that was back in the 90s long before any of this "trigger warning" stuff, right?

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

The responsibility for the crime of theft lies with the thief. Always. However, if you keep a gun on your person or vehicle for your own safety, leaving it unsecured will absolutely degrade your safety by degrading the safety of society around you. Yes it is exhausting outwitting scumbags, but that's the hand we're dealt.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

I'm sure theft at the location was a factor.

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Posted by Rich Distel on September 8, 2016 at 4:59 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

Isn't one of the gun owner narratives people own guns to prevent criminals from taking their property?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

The victims of course (surely champions of personal responsibility and responsible gun ownership) being careless, and through their own pointless negligence, allowing tools designed to harm or kill to be taken from them in a way that caused no struggle or assault or battery or other trauma.

But yes, let's totally equate that to rape.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

Exactly. They closed because they weren't making money. If they were profitable they would be open. They are a business not a soup kitchen.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:46 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

How about if it's proven you say something false, you lose your right to free speech?

How about if it's proven your car was easily stolen because of your negligence, you lose the right to drive?

How about if it's proven you were easily raped because you were drunk and not able to clearly give or deny consent, you lose the right to accuse your rapist?

Or maybe we should blame the criminal and not the victim?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:44 AM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

I would have guessed that CofC enrollment was much higher then vs now, only 619 more students?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:36 AM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Joe Riley spent years insisting on keeping jobs on the peninsula. The feds wanted to move the courthouse from downtown; Joe Riley did what it took to keep it at Four Corners. Ditto the School Board's Taj Mahal (city rented 1/3 of the space); ditto the hospital complex.
So he was wrong. Jobs without housing brought 10,000 professionals and their cars onto the peninsula every day.
The City Paper didn't see that coming any more than the rest of us did.

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 7, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

How about if it's proven a weapon was easily stolen because of your negligence, you lose the right to own a gun... period, the end...

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Posted by tigerlily75 on September 7, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

If only those vehicles had been armed this wouldn't have happ...oh wait.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

In other words,most of the guns were stealable because of the stupidity of the owner. How about tacking an intelligence test onto that carry-permit?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

community concerns about food availability??? they closed because not enough people shopped there to support them even with a much higher-priced Harris Teeter a few blocks away, so apparently there was enough food available elsewhere. I smell political grandstanding.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

Oh look! Victim blaming!

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Posted by Djedi Mastafari on September 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Yep. Today's curmudgeons are yesterday's rabble-rousers. So it goes. As I get older I find myself disturbingly concerned about the height of my neighbors' grass and loud motorcycles going down my street. And it seems like just a few years ago I was on those motorcycles smoking grass. Le sigh.

And also..."when that part of town came back to life." That is such a punctilious way to say "once there were fewer black people." Well done.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast have just voted Charleston as having the #1 food desert in the world!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

Whomever votes for trump should personally be responsible for the costs of that wall, that Mexico ain't paying for. I mean, how the hell is trump supposed to MAKE Mexico do anything? He can't. He's just blabbering and pandering to ignorance and bigotry. So, if trump becomes president, he will build the wall (so he says) and the citizens that voted for racist trump can pony up money from their pockets to cover the multi-billion dollar cost and leave the intelligent (non-Faux newser's) voters out of this foolish responsibility. After all, trump said he's going to lower taxes and I expect not to pay a penny of that wall based on that lame promise. You cannot lower debt without paying debt and that money cannot simply be printed, it MUST come from the taxpayer (poor to lower-middle class as the rest have "loopholes").
G=Greedy
R=racist
A=anti-gay
N=neanderthal
D=demagogue's
Old Party.
The party that loves to hate!

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 7, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

I went to college at a former "#1 Party School" as judged by the Princeton Review, and the author's accounts conform closely to those in the episode of This American Life of the same name. It also recalls events that I experienced first-hand, so to say "this is all new" seems ridiculous. However I would entertain an argument based on data and not speculation.

The "carpe diem" mindset that these students, like their many forebears is a Cliff's Notes version, distilled to "party hard while you can" ignoring the fact that being a little sh*t will carry penalties in the near and far term. Your school and town will crack down on you, and for the non-rich-and-well-connected the public intoxication arrests do a number on job prospects.

If you find yourself in the midst of nursing a hangover, wondering aloud why that boring, sober homeowner was being so harsh last night, consider the last time you saw a drunk person actually make more sense than the sober person they were pleading with. Since that is likely "never," the same outcome applies to you, no matter how righteous your stand against that beer bottle and/or manhole cover was at 2:45am. Have fun, but just go quietly when the opportunity presents itself.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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