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Re: “Those who compare Confederate soldiers to Hitler should look at Lincoln

Glad to see the truth being told. All these people yell about the Confederate Flag and slavery. Do they know slavery was only under the Confederate Flag for 4 yrs but had been under the American flag for over a hundred years? How about the Irish that the North had as slaves and treated poorly? I never heard anything told about them. I hate to see all this happening to degrade my ancestors sometimes I think it's time to start a big push back and if we have to lose all our history in the south them Civil Rights and MLK should come out of history too.

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Posted by Buddy Bradham on May 5, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

Drake23, you sound like a "why isn't there a White History Month?" kinda person.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 5, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

@Drake:
1. Nothing this legislature loves more than overturning vetoes, but you are right that the Gov has drawn his line in the sand.

2. HBCUs are open to all races because other colleges were absolutely closed to blacks when they formed. All-white country clubs represent the exclusionary past of concentrating power where the oppressed are not even allowed access.

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 5, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

MP is ruined by Morons who grew up here...Horrible management by inept council members and administration..But, they grew up here and everyone voted for them...MP is F'ed Up!

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on May 5, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

And something I've really noticed...people aren't nice anymore. I got yelled at in Whole Foods parking lot b/c I was walking my dog through the lot and someone was trying to back out...and this was during the tail end of Joaquin. Nobody should be yelling here. How much road rage, horns and middle fingers do you see and hear now? So much for a mannerly city.

One other thing...that parking garage on Shem Creek is a travesty and is completely out of character of the creek. That area should be sacred.

I don't know what the answer is...I can see something in all angles, but the one thing that's certain is that Mt. P. pretty much looks like anywhere else in the USA now. Concrete everywhere, few local stores b/c it's all big box (who can afford the rents?) and traffic! It's sad.

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Posted by Amy Milbrandt Manucy on May 5, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

1) I hope Gov. McMaster doesn't veto the gas tax increase.
2) S.C. State students are objecting to Gov. McMaster because he belongs to an all-white country club. These same students that go to a 95%+ black school. Seems like a bit of a double standard.

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Posted by Drake23 on May 5, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council set to discuss temporary apartment moratorium on James Island

There are some obtainable solutions to relieving traffic congestion on Folly Road. First, build the I-526 extension. Second, widen Riverland Drive (and possibly re-route it on the southern end so it's not so awkward with Grimball Street) from it's beginning up to Central Park Road. Maybe even widen it all the way to Maybank although I don't think this would help much. These are very realistic solutions and they would help with the traffic on Folly Road a lot.

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Posted by Drake23 on May 5, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “1Kept to take over Barony Tavern space

But what does it mean?

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Posted by Riverside on May 5, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Again, I say, if you want old Mt. P, come to Edenton, NC. Bring your businesses and families here. You will never look back. I know I'm not!!

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Posted by Joy Thames Harvill on May 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Welcome to Long Island

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Posted by Charlie Haber on May 4, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Spring-Cannon streets two-way conversion set to begin this summer

Long over due.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 4, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Severed human foot found at Charleston City Marina

I knew I left that damn thing somewhere in town, been hopping around for the last couple of days. Where can I pick it up, I have the other shoe.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 4, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Severed human foot found at Charleston City Marina

Guy ask me the other day if I could give him a hand tying his boat up, I told him to pull up another foot or so. Maybe he took it to literally.

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Posted by Jim Svenningsen on May 4, 2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Mt Pleasant has absolutely no charm. It's become sterile and impotent.

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Posted by Marie Hebert Borkowski on May 4, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

This is a great article. I truly wish that other journalist and news outlets would focus as much time and resources on focusing on issue pertaining to growth instead of simply acknowledging that it is occurring. The cost of living is unprecedented. The median home cost is seriously out of this world and the constant drove of Ohio / Michigan folks has destroyed any small town feel the TOMP may have had. There is a paradigm shift when a place that was always known as the most desirable place to live is now the least desirable. This is becoming the definition of the Charleston area. A sad, yet true definition.

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Posted by Jacob Long on May 4, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Snakebite reports are up in S.C. and increased flooding and development could be to blame

one of the puzzles that I'm confronted with is this: the rise of the sea level. just 15,000. years ago the coast line here in Charleston was 50 miles further out to the east. when y6ou calculate the rate of the ocean moving in to where it is now the ocean would have to move in .0478 ft. per day ( 262,000 ft/50m. divided by 5,475,000 days in 15,000 years) = .0478ft./day. so therefore if the same trend was continuing assuming there was not an increase or decrease in the rate of ocean insurgence upon the land,well in the just the last 20 years or 7300 days the ocean would have had to move in shore ( .0478ft/day x 7300 days = 348.94 ft. or in 80 years , many people here in Charleston can certainly remember back that far ,well that means the ocean water would have had to come in 1,395.76 ft. just 200 ft from a 1/4 of a mile!! think about it

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Posted by John Byram on May 4, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Anyone that says that what is going in Mt.Pleasant is even remotely planned is out of their mind. It is utter chaos! That's the only way to describe what's happening in Mt.Pleasant. You can call us South Myrtle Beach.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on May 4, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “The Science March was about politics — not science

Sad when 'Professional Journalism' has to resort to 'F' bombs to complete a thought.

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Posted by Jshicke on May 4, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Why didn't any white officials attend the Nehemiah Action?

Okay, so the white leadership won't deal with the nice church folks from CAJM. Who will they deal with, as they will eventually deal with someone.

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Posted by Sarah Redmond on May 4, 2017 at 2:24 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Linda Page I cannot express how disappointed I am. Development is one thing but unchecked development that threatens our natural resources, fishing, wildlife, is not ok. You should know better but I suspect there's money to be made if you keep saying yes to developers. You may want to listen to your constituents.

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Posted by Stacy Steele on May 3, 2017 at 11:45 PM
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