There is still good folks in the world. Continued blessings Mr. Snook.
Your back yard stephmcdonald!
Streetlaw, you are absolutely clueless. I suggest you do some homework. Carnival had a slight dip in profits, after treating passengers like crap, but rest assured, they have always made a nice profit.
Well thank goodnezz they did not test uz hair in Sothe Cackalacky. We 48th in Nation and prob bottum of barrel in World vue.
We actually would like education to achieve EXACTLY what it is supposed to do....educate, not train for standardized testing. The fine art of reading, basic math and geography. Oh yes, btw, no more everyone is a winner - no losers here, BS attitude in classrooms. Why bother to try hard if Harry and Lloyd get the same pat on the back. Dont worry about world level competition, worry about the fact that we are still graduating kids who can't read right here in the USA or tell you where the Ukraine is.
I'm not sure the cruise industry would be interested in Charleston if we dropped passengers off elsewhere. What are the alternative locations you are referring to?
Keep up the good work Derek!
Timely and well writter article.
Stegelin always the best!
It is a matter of ethics or the lack there of and in some cases, arrogance and greed. Like CCP claims a certain circulation when trying to entice advertising dollars but really puts out tons of papers in racks around the lowcountry that no one ever reads. And the Post and Courier ignores laws against littering an blankets many neighborhood driveways with ad papers. As to the cruise industry, it really operates on a very narrow profit margin and takes all the breaks it can get. Often a cruise only makes money if a certain amount of money is spent on board. Of course the city of Charleston makes enough from passengers who come ashore to look the other way unless forced to do otherwise.
Cuba has the highest Human Development Index in the Carribean (with the exception of a few tiny tourist islands, which can't be meaningfully compared to a real country, like comparing Iceland to the US) and one of the highest in Latin America. These are facts. It is not a failed state/regime by any measure. Failed regime=/= does things you don't like. Do you consider China a failed state as well?
The Peddlers license requirement was enacted IN RESPONSE to unruly juveniles stealing palmettos (and damaging people's trees), their threatening behavior to get people to buy their palmetto roses, and other problems.
It may be too bad that some "bad eggs" made things harder on their well-behaved fellow peddlers, but the response was warranted.
I suggest all the complainers that have recently arrived "from off" do some research in the City Paper and Post and Courier archives if they deny that many peddlers were a public problem!
Over the years going here, consistently great soups, with a daily choice .. Sandwiches are very good to excellent. Very good value. Nice people serving.
"Local at heart girl". Nice, that's what Yankees say
"mat, let me type slower so you can keep up"
I'm monitoring your keystrokes, and you're not typing slower.
Called ahead for a take out order of Taco's and got there 25 min later, and I was told there was a mix up on orders and the food would be cooked on the "fly"...well 20 more minutes later I get my food order, tacos were cold and they served a cup of ketchup with them - go figure. Scratch could learn a lot from Chipotle...
Check the Police reports from this Summer and you find arrest reports from the Aquarium where they arrested one of the Palmetto Rose thugs who had a hand gun on him and the other kid had a knife with a 8 inch blade...even worse several of them use the Rose Project to sell drugs around town. Wake up Charleston Police and do your job!
So why they dont approach the panhandlers who i see everyday comimg off 526 with a sign not a dam license collecting and solicitating money from others guess thats legal in the city of charleston cause they dont get dispatch to that location and others in chas where i see majority whites holding these sign asking for money not a dam job but they ride by like they dont c them dam kind. Guess thats what the juvenilles bettsr start doing since its legal in their eyesights. Cant even make a honest dollar these days and for a kid trying to actually trying to do the right thing in life thats real pittyful froñ depriving him in that nature we got bigger problems to deal with then arresting someone for making a honest living at a early age. So
The ones talking im going to see how many they arrest at the end of 526 who dont even have permits but out there everyday collecting and the officers ride by then that will tell the story of whats really going
The weather here sucks balls.
The Carnival Corporation benefits from the absence of regulation and goes as far as ignoring passenger safety in the interest of pursuing profits. There is no doubt that the cruise industry needs to abide by limits and standards. One such limit is that a cruise line not be allowed to board passengers and sail into a hurricane. On October 27, 2012, the Caribbean Princess, owned by Carnival, boarded passengers in Red Hook, Brooklyn and sailed into Hurricane Sandy. Voyage B 237 could not sail north, south or east and avoid the super storm. Passengers were given the cruel choice: Lose your money or risk your lives. Why was this allowed? For the same reason that Carnival's mega ships release toxic discharges into Charleston's air and waters -- because of lack of regulation. People who are thinking of booking a cruise should boycott ships owned by Carnival. Citizens should vote for candidates who are willing to enact laws to prevent abuses by cruise lines and cruise ships.
mat, let me type slower so you can keep up, it is a very consistent narrative. America is a great country founded by individuals that espoused freedom, democracy, and capitalism. America is the greatest country ever, period, bar none. Democracy & capitalism have done more good than all other systems combined. America became great long before big gubment and taxes. But things have changed and America is on the decline and the speed of this decline is directly correlated to the growth of the federal government and the acceptance and use of leftist social policy and central planning. Communism has killed hundreds of millions and is devoid of morality and human rights. Socialism is a failure as well and has only work for relatively short periods in tiny countries with incredibly homogenous cultures. These are undeniable truths that idiots on the let refuse to accept. Or you privately accept it but deny publicly because you are a radical leftist and closeted communist.
mat, I might respect you some if you stopped being so intellectually dishonest and admit that you are a radical socialist and have deep rooted communist sympathies.
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