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Re: “Giant oak falls inside College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Cofc is not harboring any suspected arborists is it?

I like how cofc had staged protests to protect these trees.... Happened in the middle of the night did it? It must have been that damned Snowball from animal farm. We cannot let the arborists win!

The irony alone is hilarious even without my stupid comments! Maybe we could plant apple trees instead?

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Posted by zee on July 15, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Marchers gather at Marion Square to speak out against police violence

Oh, a black-on-black crime argument *yawn*

Hey, whites perpetuate the vast majority of murders against whites! *gasp*

Maybe they should stop worrying about african americans and african american neighborhoods? Nope. Keep pushing the trope of the violent African American male.

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crim…

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Posted by leemajors on July 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Marchers gather at Marion Square to speak out against police violence

The root of this is not racism. The root of this is, as President Obama finally acknowledged in an interview this week (only 7.5 years into his administration, he's been very busy with more important things up until now I guess):

“It is absolutely true that the murder rate in the African-American community is way out of whack compared to the general population,” Obama said. “And both the victims and the perpetrators are black, young black men.

“The single greatest cause of death for young black men between the ages of 18 and 35 is homicide. And that’s crazy. That is crazy,”

First, black Americans need to value their own lives. About 50% of the murders in the US are committed by about 7% of the population (black males) - that's why cops are so quick to act. They may or may not admit it, but that's the reason.

When the sky is dark, you carry an umbrella or cancel outdoor events. Why? Are you discriminating against the dark sky because you are a blue sky-supremacist? No. You are observing patterns and know that the chance of rain is higher with dark skies. It's the same principle. You might not like what I say, but you know I am correct.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 15, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The Agenda: IOP seawall ordered removed; Black Lives Matter gathering tomorrow; Mt. P. debating home-building pause

I love how Obama calling conservatives on all their infantile horseshit is called 'divisive.'

Posted by leemajors on July 15, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Charleston can't handle an influx of new residents

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey

Mat said: "if people move here to find a better life only to realize there isn't one, they are just as likely to move back to where they came from."

-- I certainly hope so! During the 70s and 80s in Charleston, we may not have had a booming economy but our quality of life was MUCH better!

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Posted by CharlestonNative on July 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Stegelin: More guns for a safer country?

As the only country with more guns than people, we should be the safest country on Earth.

So much for an armed society being a polite society.

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Posted by leemajors on July 15, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Pokémon Go: The good, the bad, and the Blastoise

Gotta catch them ALLLLLLLLLLL!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 15, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Pokémon Go: The good, the bad, and the Blastoise

This will be the lure of choice for child predators.

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Posted by CharlestonNative on July 15, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Marchers gather at Marion Square to speak out against police violence

We have to emphasize that Black Lives Matter because the policies and institutions ingrained in this country acts as though they do not matter.

Cops murder African American men with astounding frequency. They meet African Americans with disproportionate force. They profile based on skin color, and the results are deadly for the African American community.

Of course all lives matter--but recognize that white lives have always mattered. Recognize that cop lives have always mattered.

We now have to emphasize Black Lives Matter because we have a long and continuing history of the devaluation of their lives--and it deserves to be stated again and again and again until you toddlers can understand it.

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Posted by leemajors on July 15, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Blotter: Crust in the nick of time

Now and again, we see ads on TV and billboard where the police are everywhere looking for people under the influence. Truth is, they wouldn't dare crack down on DUI's, public intoxication, etc. If the laws were strictly enforced, a sober society would result in a large number of LEO's being out of a job. And the impact would be felt in the legal and medical professions as well. So we, as a society, pay lip service where it comes to protecting our citizens, when in truth, the economy would collapse without booze. And our leaders are not really going to let that happen. After all, many of them are members of the Alcohol and Drug Cult (ADC) themselves.

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Posted by Street Law on July 15, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Runoffs today; No new Clinton fault in Gowdy-led Benghazi inquiry; Why Trump scares Aziz Ansari

"Crooked Hillary"?
6 times investigated for "crooked" acts.
0 times evidence warranted going to trial for "crooked" acts.
0 time found guilty of "crooked" acts.

"Crooked Trump"?
1597 times of evidence of "crooked" acts warranted going to trial.
236 times settled or found guilty of "crooked" acts.
Statistically speaking, guilty of being "crooked" every other month for 30 years!

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 15, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Marchers gather at Marion Square to speak out against police violence

If you believe that all lives should matter, then the US needs to treat black people like their lives do, in fact matter. Right now that's not the case. It is not in our fellow citizens' and neighbors' heads. Senator Tim Scott wasn't describing a fever dream on the floor of the senate.

The knee-jerk retort "all lives matter" is so ingrained now, so automatic, that it sounds like "No, you're wrong, black lives don't matter." Because you don't mean "you're right, black lives matter just as much as mine," which is the whole freaking point of BLM. Black lives matter, too.

They should matter to you, if you believe in the "All men are created equal" mythos, if you believe in American exceptionalism. Because the pressure, harassment, and loss of opportunity that black Americans have to deal with ON TOP OF all the regular stress and challenge that everyone has to deal with is not a hallmark of a great country. If you really believe that "All Lives Matter," then show these people that you, too believe that their lives matter as much as yours.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 15, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

CHS9000: I think, for it to work, it needs to do two things:
1. Develop a good customer experience to inspire loyalty
2. Draw customers that pay well

If someone has an extra $20 lying around to dedicate to bonus cover charges, they're probably the type of person to order $12 cocktails instead of $4 cans of Bud Light. An additional, psychological layer would to enhance the sense of exclusivity, already played up by all the velvet ropes downtown. "Okay, we can finally let you four in... even though we're only 20% full. SUCKERS!"

If it is a bad business model, it will wilt. But there's a lot of money to be shaken loose from douchebags, and if these guys find the formula then bully for them.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Charleston can't handle an influx of new residents

I just read the entire article while sitting in a traffic jam on I-26. So, that really does bring this issue home. :(

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Posted by Lane Dortch on July 15, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Pokémon Go: The good, the bad, and the Blastoise

It is a really sad commentary that someone designed a game that really inspires Americans to get up, away from their keyboard-warrior posts and well-dented couches, and explore their physical world. I've heard of many players complaining that they actually got... ugh... exercise. Surely people being outside is a sign of the end times. Just ask any fuddy duddy sitting at his or her computer!

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Pokémon Go: The good, the bad, and the Blastoise

Great write up, many business have been very successful using this game! I haven't been out and about so much in awhile, this game was a blessing. Go TEAM VALOR!

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Posted by AshCatchem on July 15, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Sneak peek at new Meeting at Market sports bar

You had me at eight 72 inch TVs

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Posted by ericmps on July 15, 2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Marchers gather at Marion Square to speak out against police violence

All lives matter. Period

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Posted by ericmps on July 15, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

I would love if warehouse uses it! Or even ACs-gotta love my PBR

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Posted by ericmps on July 15, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Giant oak falls inside College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Fuck you, Glenn McConnell.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 15, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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