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

Trump Brags About Using “Other People’s Money” Amidst Reports Of Illegal Charity Spending [VIDEO] https://youtu.be/WCpZyVtiz0s
September 21, 2016 2016 Election, Scandal, Teabagistan

CNN reports:

Donald Trump bragged Tuesday there’s “nothing like” using other people’s money, hours after a report said he used more than $250,000 from his charitable organization to litigate lawsuits against his business interests. Trump, while calling for building safe zones in Syria financed by Gulf states, vaunted the benefits of doing business with “OPM.”

“It’s called OPM. I do it all the time in business. It’s called other people’s money,” Trump said. “There’s nothing like doing things with other people’s money because it takes the risk — you get a good chunk out of it and it takes the risk.”

His comments came on the heels of a Washington Post report published earlier Tuesday, which called attention to Trump’s funneling of contributions from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to charities in order to settle lawsuits against Trump. Trump has only sparsely contributed to his foundation. Instead, the foundation is largely funded by outside donors — not Trump himself.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Charleston's Jump Castle Riot breaks age and sound barriers

So proud.

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Posted by ant681 on September 21, 2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Louis C.K. will perform in Charleston for two nights in October

Neither show is sold out. Both shows are pulling Orchestra Row Q for single tickets right now.

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Posted by ETimmonsP on September 20, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Re: “The demise of 96 Wave

Courtney, sadly Lona Ann passed away a few years back. Atom Taler is working Ripley's Believe it or Not in Florida.

Posted by Michael W. Callegan on September 20, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

I don't know why diet has to be an all-or-nothing proposition. If you're concerned about meat consumption, just eat less meat. We could all stand to eat more vegetables and smaller portions in general, even as people that love bacon and burgers and wings and tenderloins and BBQ. Lower the demand for cheap meat, animal welfare should improve as the cut-rate producers lose volume that keeps them in business.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 20, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

if everyone was a vegan we wouldn't needs pigs,cows,chickens.what a dull world it would be!! plus what about the Guilt of the extinction of another species? OH WHAT A DILEMNIA!!!

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Posted by John Byram on September 20, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

It's really not that hard to go vegan. If the author is not, she should consider it. Heck, you can start vegetarian or make small steps. If you can't stomach the idea that animals had to die for you to eat them, you shouldn't be eating them. I have been a vegan for over 2 years, Veg for over 4. When I started, I was surprised how easy it was to replace meat with beans or veggies in my usual dishes, and it still tasted great.

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Posted by Miko Vanara on September 20, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar has found a fur-ever home on Meeting Street

I would imagine that it will be illegal to sell wine to both dogs and mice and that the presence of either could be generally disruptive.

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Posted by Ben Benjamine Yarbrough on September 20, 2016 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

I'm a vendor who visits these grocery chains weekly. The reason why there is 23 isles of cereal, is because mount pleasant residents buy a lot of cereal & a bunch more of food products. None of these corporations would keep stores open if they all weren't making money. The Harris Teeter near Target is the only grocery store in Mt P with a low volume of customers. I believe that location is on a watch list.
Several of the managers at Bilo on Meeting were getting frustrated with the amount of pilferage in their store. Even with a security officer on site, helping the staff bag groceries. it continued. Though, I don't believe that's the reason they closed. Downtown real estate is gold & I think the landlord is expecting to make more revenue with a different tenant. Be it, residential or tourism related

My grandmother & grandfather, immigrants from Italy & now long gone, were displaced my eminent domain, when the state of Ct bought their 2 family home to build I-91 in the early 50's. Like everyone in that neighborhood, they pulled up stakes, moved & pushed on.

This author can paint any picture she wishes, but there is no planned disparity going on. It's just the way our world works. and it's happening for a very long time.

PS Mr. Oldman - Whole Foods, Trader Joe's & Aldi are all sister stores and owned by a European family business.

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Posted by Moo Lee Yom on September 19, 2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

lol

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 19, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

So the takeaway is that you want to stop contributing to animal suffering but you feel like you can't because you've been conditioned to enjoy the taste? What does this add to public discourse? Animals are sentient beings who deserve not to be raised for slaughter. Your taste buds are an irrelevant aspect of the equation.

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Posted by Losang Dondrub on September 19, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “There's still time to buy tickets to Greenville's Euphoria food fest next weekend

Achieve Euphoria!

Posted by Johnny Caldwell on September 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

How many violent crimes / attempted murders happened at Northwoods or Citadel mall in the decade 1985 to 1995? How many from 2005 to 2015?

I would contend that the situation would, in fact, be quantifiably worse in the latter decade. I am sure all sorts of crap happened as bad or worse in the past, but just not at these two malls. And that is the subject if this story.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 19, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

Not sure if you follow local news much, but the sexual assault at a party at a CoC frat house 2-3 weeks ago seems to be the thing that drove this. Of course, one of the guys had cocaine and marijuana in his room too.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 19, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

There must be a better way to handle this, rather than outright banning alcohol related events for greek life. I agree that knee jerk reactions in these types of situations typically end up causing more controversy. Hell, I was at Clemson during the whole Tucker Hipps ordeal and the administration reacted horribly. They punished greek life in its entirety just to send a message because of actions of one fraternity. Although it could've been handled differently, needless to say, it was a horrific incident that required some sort of action. Hazing at Clemson had always been bad, the issue was deep-seeded, but the Tucker Hipps death put a spotlight on it.

What exactly have COFC fraternities done to justify this ban on alcohol? Is there a Tucker Hipps incident that I'm unaware of? Maybe the full statement from McConnell states some hard evidence or data, but what's happening at COFC that isn't at every other college campus around the nation?

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Posted by Willy B on September 19, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

The real gateway drug? Alcohol. Weed has been lambasted as THE gateway drug by anyone and everyone in law-enforcement. A gateway drug is a legal drug that leads to illegal drugs and we must crack down on this substance. I have heard the argument time and again that weed leads to hard drugs but I submit that alcohol (and other prescriptions) leads to any and all illicit drugs. I am not suggesting we outlaw alcohol but it must be recognized that alcohol leads to various cocaine derivatives and opiates more than any other drug in the universe.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 19, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Black Ink is the area's first African-American book festival

Awesome!

Posted by eden0718 on September 19, 2016 at 4:23 AM

Re: “Health conscious restaurant Beech opens on King Street this weekend

Had the Beech bowl, delicious! Vegan and vegetarian options for the health conscious is a welcome addition in a city like Charleston.

Posted by Adrianne Bradshaw on September 18, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

look what a desolate place citadel mall has turned in to partly due to crime and unruly behavior of groups making it an undesirable place to be and go with family.

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Posted by truthrus on September 18, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Where to root for your fave NFL and college football teams

What about the NY Giants?? Any recommendations where the fans gather ?

Posted by julz0624 on September 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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