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Re: “Lokal offers a melting pot of international flavors with mixed results

In Czech language, it is spelled lokál. And are there no Czech dishes on the menu? The dishes you have mentioned do not look Czech.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 18, 2015 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Protests in wake of Walter Scott murder remind us what democracy looks like

I am surprised by the number of people that seem confused about what happened despite there being a video. Carole there is video of a clip being emptied into Walter Scott as he flees; this video also shows the officer then planting evidence and calmly walking away. Did he wake up in the morning wanting to kill someone? Probably not, but that doesn't mean he isn't a racist. Unfortunately, most of us are racists because we have been raised with social norms that obscure, uphold, and reward racism. According to Judith Butler, these norms exceed our 'personal' stories and influence us in ways we often cannot clearly account for. What I do know is that if the officer had seen Walter Scott as someone deserving of all the rights of personhood then he wouldn't have shot him so calmly.
I'd also like to address those who think protest is not democratic. Protests are a clear way to disrupt the "tyranny of the majority." Where would we be if people like Martin Luther King, Jr had decided to calmly wait for laws to change? In fact, it is the moderate waiting for change that often impedes the entire process.
And Ron, I personally know Alison and know that she has often been willing to risk her physical safety to protect others.

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Posted by Leslie Pearson on April 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM

Re: “#SouthofBroadLivesMatter

Good question, WFP. We know how City Paper makes money. They have advertisers who pay based on print ads and web traffic. Thus, CP often publish outrageous articles to increase traffic. They are obviously going to want to take advantage of any local news story that goes global. But they are open and transparent and local, so it's fine.

How is #blacklivesmatter funded? Where are they getting the money to organize? Social media campaigns are cheap but, with the exception of the Arab Spring and maybe ISIS, they haven't proven they can lead to change, as Ron says.

So where are they going to get the money to fund their organization? Not a lot of people at these protests. Are they going to rely on donations that will dry up a month from now? The NYT is reporting that Brother Santana is demanding media pay him license fees. He's learning. Do you know how Rainbow/Push are funded? I bet you dollars to doughnuts, this is how the conversation went at City Hall today,

JJ: We, uh, respect, uh, the way the City has handled, uh, this terrible tragedy. Unfortunately, uh, the officer's training was lacking. We would, uh, like to, uh, offer you, uh, the opportunity to provide for your department, uh, special diversity training certified by Rainbow/Push. Now, uh, without this training, uh, those protests outside, uh, might get louder.

MS: How much?

JJ: We, uh, charge, uh, $5,000 for each officer if both the police and, uh, fire departments are committed.

MS: We've got 600 PD and FD employees, so you want $3 million?

JJ: I'm, uh, glad, uh, we understand each other. The city will, uh, be safer and, uh, you will not have to worry about, uh, a lawsuit.

That's the way the game has always been played. It's no coincidence that Jesse paid a visit the Longshoreman before going over there. It's essentially the same racket the mob has always used.

It might be that Jesse just walked into #blacklivesmatterCHS backyard and ate their lunch. It's called getting "big footed". Your footprint disappears. And, who cares if you already allow yourself to be made a joke in the newspaper, anyway?

Posted by Fish Pimp on April 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The Fat Radish's Ben Towill will develop new hotel restaurant

Have y'all gone crazy? Are you each day drinking together somewhere and randomly attacked this benign article en masse?
This little nugget is extremely interesting, and answers a lot of questions many had about that space, and what Towill will ultimately wind up doing down here.

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Posted by landsnark on April 17, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Ah. Then you agree that the camera would identify you as carrying, hence not a target.
So then all I would need is a little fake camera; everybody will think I'm carrying and not fuck with me, no danger of someone getting the drop on me, taking my firearm, and shooting me with it.
Or dropping it, having it go off, and accidentally shooting myself.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

It's called conceal carry because that's what is legal, with permit, in SC. As opposed to open carry, which is not. If I were looking for a target, it damn sure wouldn't be the one packing.

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Posted by Jaxx on April 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Vined Justice for Walter Scott

Having not picked up the P&C in years, I can't speak to any cartoons they may have recently run, but can assure you any similarities are purely coincidental. It happens.

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Posted by Steve Stegelin on April 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Caviar & Bananas releases new salad menu

That's not what I'm talking about, Elise Ladew. There was a section of the City Paper called "The Scene". It showed important people celebrating White Privilege at important restaurants and bars. It was always informative, and the writing was top-shelf.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Sushi Ninja

Sushi ninja IS NOT AT OAK at tonight. She's been in n char on fridays for awhile.

Posted by AgentKighter on April 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

"People with conceal carry don't commit crimes. If they were criminals they wouldn't have the permit it in the first place or get it taken away if they did commit a crime."

Look at any week's blotter in the City Paper, such as this week's with three separate incidents. Or look at gun-related news stories from anywhere in the country. Law abiding gun owners may not commit overt crimes, but a hell of a lot of them leave their guns in unlocked cars to be stolen, or have them out in the open near curious young children, etc.

They may not be robbing banks or mugging people, but plenty of morons who think themselves to be responsible gun owners are incredibly negligent with their weapons. But if you call into question their ability to handle the responsibility of a weapon, you get the standard "hurrr durr don't tread on me libs wharrgarbl" response and then Fox News is runs a piece on them showing how the government is trying to confiscate everyone's guns.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “#SouthofBroadLivesMatter

Appropriated and made all the money ? What money ?

Posted by WFP on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Oh, look. A data retention policy. Wonder if the ALPRs have one yet?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Caviar & Bananas releases new salad menu

Compared to other versions (Austin Scene, Nashville Scene, etc.) it was painfully embarrassing. Other cities have nightlife - Charleston has restaurants and garden parties.

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Posted by Elise Ladew on April 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “#SouthofBroadLivesMatter

Well, I tend to agree Ron, but I wonder how such groups get marginalized? It seems to happen by degree.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on April 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Mount HD GoPro™ cameras ON TOP of the cops' heads as well as on top of their guns.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 17, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Caviar & Bananas releases new salad menu

Whatever happened to "The Scene" (that Erin Perkins used to run)?

That was excellent rich white people out on the town coverage. It needs to come back.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 17, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Caviar & Bananas releases new salad menu

You jest, warwit, but up-and-comer Viraj Naik has his finger on the pulse of Charleston's culinary scene. This kid is going places. He makes Kinsey Gidick look like Kinsey Gidick.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

"Why don't we put cameras in every car because they kill way more people than guns"
Sure. And put them on cigarette packages too since they kill more than firearms and vehicles combined.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “#SouthofBroadLivesMatter

If the PoundSignBlackLivesMatter group can be weakened by the drunken satirical ramblings of Chris Haire, then it wasn't that strong of a movement to begin with. So in reality, Mr. Fish Pimp, you are calling into question the strength and integrity of PoundSignBlackLivesMatter.

Having said that, I predict PoundSignBlackLives matter will be as effective in ending police brutality against minorities as PoundSignBringBackOurGirls was in putting a stop to Boko Haram's kidnapping.

The revolution will not be Tweeted.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 17, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

"I think there will be more of them going to jail because they won't be able to get off as much on technicalities and the lawyers will have their hands tied."
I see no downside to this. Once the drug war is finally over there will be plenty of prison space for real criminals.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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