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Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

Clarkie, Where have you been? Data has shown that it is the white women who are eating up the free federal aid. White folks are three times more likely to be on federal aid than black folks. I dont know where Clarkie gets information but it's the old version and its well past the use by date. Get with it!

Posted by Merrill Chapman on August 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

The Black woman who has four children by four different men and never married any of them is supported by the tax payers of this state, and what is she doing to help pay that back or getting a job ?, Oh , that's right . she can't work now , she must stay home and raise them because the men who fathered them will not. That's the first problem within the Black culture. And These are 14 -to 18 year old girls having most of these children. What say you Pastor of your church concerning these black teens having children out of wedlock ?

Posted by Clarkie on August 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Does traditional Gullah cuisine offer the way forward for Charleston fine dining?

The goal, imho, should be to verse oneself in as many cuisines as possible and develop something that is unique to the area.
The GG cuisine should act as one of the main influences (perhaps as organizer of the others), but "importing slow-smoked brisket from Texas, hand-crafting Mexican street food, churning out basket after basket of deep-fried chicken" is a very good thing as well.
First, though, we must ingest (ahem) these disparate influences, and them we can make them ours.

Posted by liamBees on August 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Hypocritical TV stations beg you not to watch Va. shooting video

The media shows people getting shot continuously. I don't know how many times I saw Walter Scott get shot by the police officer....such hypocrites.

Posted by Jay20JW on August 27, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “SCE&G seeks yet another rate hike to fund a struggling nuclear project

First = This article is written, the first time in SC, with the real professional analysis of SCANA/SCE&G “cancer”, which hurts the economy, residents and businesses budgets. It started in 2008 and is growing from the illegally forced overcharged kWh rates (the felony of false claimed “other people’s money”). “Bravo and Bis (in an international style ) and the laud APPLAUSE in our American styles for the author - Mr. Paul Bowers !!!

At Least = SCANA/SCE&G false claimed Base Load Review Act created this white-collar crime and shall be removed as fast as Confederate Flag was done in SC Assembly. Mr. Jim Merrill, please help US!
Individually returned money to illegally (compensatory and punitive damages) overcharged ratepayers can easily cover solar panels on roofs, especially for retirees to make them more independent in outages. Important for the SC judicial system is the elimination of non-ethical and/or incompetent lawyers.
A discussion about nuclear technology just to defend criminals is irrelevant here.

Posted by Joe Wojcicki on August 27, 2015 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Your ’90s dreams will come true with Fresh Fest

Just got tickets. I'm going and will do the dance from the Do Me video in the aisle. Wut! This is a great show for us here in the Chuck. O.P.P. still sounds real good to me too.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Question #7: Making the cost of living align with wages in Charleston

Maurice is correct, the major impediment to business and employment is actually government. The government prevents people with cars from becoming taxis because that would create competition for the existing cab companies who pay the city huge amounts of money to maintain their lack of competition. Ostensibly all of the red tape and high cost is to ensure that people have clean cabs, or safer drivers, or any number of other sound good crap that is just a way to hide the fact that Charleston is protecting those with the money at the expense of those who would get out and create their own jobs. Cabs are just one example of government staying in the way of people working. Most everyone else here just wants to artificially hike wages, use taxes to subsidize housing and force builders to rent at below cost, which will just produce higher prices for the people being forced to subsidize others housing or inflated wages.

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Posted by SweetJane Parx on August 27, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Kudos to the P&C for writing about school choice, but I wish it had been sooner

Maybe someone should do an article on the unintended consequences of welfare since it's resulted in near total destruction of poor families, generational unemployment, no upward mobility for those being 'helped' and incredible numbers of children born to no father, which is the number one indicator that a child will grow up to be poor. Jim Crow caused less destruction to black families than welfare has. The war on poverty has just led to more poor people who are fatter and have more toys.

The problems with NCHS aren't going to be solved by forcing more children to receive a terrible education there any more than the war on poverty will be won by making it more comfortable to be poor. If NCHS were providing a solid education few parents would take advantage of the choice to send their child elsewhere.

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Posted by SweetJane Parx on August 27, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Live Music: Gymshorts; Weigh Station; Red Cedar Review; Rebekah Todd

I went and looked up the aforementioned album cover "No Backsies".

Nope. That's not anything like any Dead Kennedys art I have ever seen in my life.

Posted by mat catastrophe on August 27, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Question #7: Making the cost of living align with wages in Charleston

And they all wonder why we can not keep young talent in town. Or maybe they don't wonder and don't care. Something really should be done to get salaries in line with cost of living expenses here.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 27, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “SCE&G seeks yet another rate hike to fund a struggling nuclear project

SCE&G /A SCANA Company perpetrated a white-collar fraud and has already collected billions of dollars from their victims, the utility customers. According to False Claim Act it is a violation. There are over three million victims including veterans, retirees, military and other families with children.
One Lexington lawyer got 63 months imprisonment for less than a 3 million dollars fraud from US judge Margaret B. Seymour. How much should K.Chad Burgess - the SCANA conselor- get for the three Billion dollars in this 'organized crime' ? Simple multiplication gives: 1000 times more or 63,000 months = 5,250 years, a little more than Mr. Bernard Madoff got for his scam, right? Anybody who blocks this fact obstruct justice, everybody who approves another increase will support criminal negligence of all the victims' budgets and breach her/his own pleadge for „..liberty and justice for all“. As a public servant, paid by SC taxpayers, s/he is guilty of conspiracy and, maybe braibery. Stop this financial rape!!!

Posted by Sandrabw22 on August 27, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

How wonderful it is to be black nowadays. You can blame all your problems on whites whereas whites have only themselves to blame for their problems.

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Posted by Neil Carter on August 27, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Intimate Apparel

Intimate Apparel runs August 28 - September 13. The 'Buy Tickets' link is broken in the article:

Posted by Andrea Evans on August 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

Zee - I don't know this restaurant or their policies at all. However, taking what you said at face value ("JIMMY JOHNS Downtown refuses to deliver to "BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS") I am sure their decision is to not deliver to high crime / violent neighborhoods where delivery staff have been robbed / assaulted / murdered in the past. If that neighborhood is black, then that is unrelated.

This is the problem with uber-race-obsessed people. EVERYTHING becomes about race. You didn't get the job? The girl didn't want to go on a date with you? The police arrested you? You got suspended from school? You failed the course? You got denied the loan? They didn't agree with your idea?

None of this could possible be because of you, the individual, and poor choices you made. It's all because of your race. What a sad, weak way to go though life.

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Posted by Cid95 on August 27, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

"Black people are angry that other blacks are still dying at the hands of the police more than any other demographic."

But not angry that blacks are the most frequent demographic for murder victims per capita in SC, the vast majority at the hands of other blacks? Get mad about that!

"I also understand that all white people aren't bigots..."

How enlightened of you. Thank you very much. In turn, also understand that all black people aren't violent criminals (even though blacks do commit violent crime at the highest rates per capita in the US).

"...why is it that in Charleston County, a black student is almost five times more likely to be suspended and eight times more likely to get expelled from school than a white student?"

I don't know, why do you think black students commit offenses in school warranting suspension/expulsion at such a high rate per capita?

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Posted by Cid95 on August 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Four sisters recall Charleston's food scene, before and after segregation

One of the best articles I've ever read from CCP.
Nice work, very nice work indeed!

Posted by Julian Hoppy Hopkins on August 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Want to see Darius Rucker play in Charleston tonight?

No, not really.

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Posted by warwit on August 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Best Pick-up Joint

True, that is if you are 22 years old.

Posted by Racer X on August 27, 2015 at 7:18 AM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

What social sickness do these businesses promote as far as lifestyle and employee treatment in relationship to the fruits of high stress on the population? ? Economic injustice is abhorrant when seeing that businesses like Jimmy Johns with impunity discriminate against certain neighborhoods in our community. Isn't that just being pessimistic, and negative to its residents regardless of the color? People think and talk about what im saying in the street. That's the problem. The problem is The illusion that any of this propoganda published over and over again like a MANTRA is really the actual human condition. ENJOY YOUR LUNCH!

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Posted by zee on August 26, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Re: “With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes

HELP US ALL, thats why i love the city of Charleston and its people. Everyone knows something is wrong but it seems we are all swinging in the dark. I propose that whats wrong is this puppet train our freedom of speech has morphed into through shareholder owned media conglomerates.
I say we organize a GOLDEN RULE free paper that is not interested in money as far as ad revenue, and therefore would truly keep business interest in check in regards to the needs of the local community and human interest in the bigger picture. First off we report the truth on experiences working for these places, and monitor how they treat their employees with no kickbacks. We should advertise about the value of the dollar they pay and what that means for your life well balance. What balance we can find in between human need for it and the amount of GARBAGE that it makes? Maybe like how the UNIONS of WEST VIRGINIA stood up against the coal mining companies but in the information sense.

With companies like facebook you have no bill of rights just a changeable terms and conditions, and they censure and edit people with secret business agendas in mind thereby monopolizing the flow of information. We need a new bill of rights in regard to freedom of information exchanged through all services including the ability to legally see whatever information they have on us that is stored. They keep everything and sell it. This is the only proper discussion.
What we are actually seeing is widening inequality and a growing number of apartment/employee bound people that can never stop working for material production. Therefore they are taught to compete over it. This leads to consumerism stuck in a self perpetuated routine caused by a lack of free time that stifles the peoples ingenuity and creativity of expression. Hopelessly trying to replace the natural expressions they feel their bodies yearning for the people spend their HARD EARNED money in bursts of expenditures during their time off or on their cell phones in order to feel that 5 other days were worth it. I want more time off with more free education. Im thrown on this train and if we all worked together out of mutual loving kindness wouldn't that truly be whats best? Maybe we all wouldn't have to work so hard, but life is never easy.

Kind of like the paper would actually be required to be printed by law with a "chorus" side or a public commentary delivered to your door. Maybe GOOGLE GLASSES THEN? I CANT WAIT> ILL SEE YOU THERE in app world we will know pay rate and treatment of these people and food price/containment/ environmental relationships honestly. Its like santa claus knows who's been naughty or nice in the future so maybe we need a bill of rights now for this information to enhance it to our benefit.

We need a paper that isn't afraid of visiting the "touchier" subjects...mainly those that upset business interest?

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Posted by zee on August 26, 2015 at 8:15 PM
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