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Re: “Boeing workers may soon vote on decision to unionize

I think it's good for the workers' fight to be made public. If they are successful, maybe it will inspire and help other groups become engaged in collective bargaining. I understand unions are not popular here, but collective bargaining is more than just lazy people wanting more money for less work. It's about ensuring safe and ethical working conditions and protections against corporate intimidation and malfeasance in addition to compensating people in a more reasonable manner. If corporations like Boeing want to continue to be subsidized by the government and taxpayer for their operations and losses, they can afford to utilize more their profits on their worker's qualities of life, while still making millions and billions of dollars for themselves.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 10, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Boeing workers may soon vote on decision to unionize

and the wearies of the professional martyr keep expanding...

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 10, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Stegelin: This week in 'Trump History'

More executive humor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G01nkoEZ8U…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 10, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

@Delana - why does he describe himself as half-Iranian, half-Latino instead of 100% pure-beef American? Because 100% pure-beef Americans in general don't let him forget it. "Immigrants are ruining this country. Muslims are ruining this country. Latinos are ruining this country. Sharia law! Jobs! Illegals!"
"Hey, I'm an immigrant, and a Muslim, and a Latino..."
"WHY WON'T YOU JUST ACCEPT BEING AN AMERICAN."

Put yourself in someone else's shoes. It isn't that hard.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 10, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

"Since when did loving your country & being patriotic become so taboo"

There is nothing wrong with loving your country. There is a huge problem with being blind to its faults. The people who created this country were pretty clear on their thoughts regarding fear being used to strip away freedoms. And they established a very intricate system of checks and balances to make sure rights were preserved.

Our current administration seems to have no interest in, or doesn't understand that. Trump wants to rule by decree and try to silence and intimidate anyone who tells him no. We aren't even 100 days into the administration and how many things have already been proven that Trump and his advisers have lied about? They are constantly using fear and misinformation so people will easily surrender the rights you claim to love. That is not freedom. That is nothing to love or be patriotic about.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 10, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Boeing workers may soon vote on decision to unionize

While I appreciate Boeing's local presence (except for the free infrastructure and tax-exempt status), I have grown tired and weary of the constant barrage of tit-for-tat on the public airwaves. I, as a non-Boeing affiliated member of the public, would like to suggest we have one more vote; put to the public instead of the private yea/nay voters within the ranks of Boeing. I say we vote to ban public ads related to union voting. I, in no way, am affected by the vote except to have to deal with the unending onslaught of hateful ads. Boeing and the IAM need to keep their pleas WITHIN the walls of Boeing. VOTE ALREADY, STFU AND LEAVE THE PUBLIC OUT OF IT!

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 10, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

It's one thing to be anti-Trump, it's another to try to appropriate the Charleston church shooting for your own political gain. Too soon, an ad hominem attack, and frankly disgusting

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Posted by swampfox on February 10, 2017 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Large-scale festival venue Yonder Field arrives an hour north of Charleston

they will definitely need my hula hooping company there..Hoopitude has all your Hooping needs here in Charleston at 3040 hwy 17n mt pleasant

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Posted by Kitcat Cunningham on February 9, 2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Delana, many Americans who came here from other countries or whose parent's came here from other countries have died to protect our freedom.

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Posted by NerdHerd78 on February 9, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Just to be clear, the ban is on LEGAL immigrant RESIDENTS - Visa and initially, Green Card holders - illegals sneak in, but not on a plane. The enhanced vetting put in place since 9/11, is so thorough, it takes 18 to 24+ months to complete. So far it has been completely effective because since 9/11, there have been "zero" terrorist attacks on American soil by any illegal immigrant, Visa or Green Card holder. All have been perpetrated by US citizens.....ALL. And, the recent attack on a mosque in Canada was committed by a non-Muslim with nationalist leanings and proclaimed support of Trump and his ideals on his social media accounts. I am a descendant of immigrants that invaded these lands in the 1600s and displaced the ONLY non-immigrants - Native Americans.

And no terrorism has been handed down on American soil from citizens of any of the seven countries. Fear created to manipulate and control, which is certainly not democracy.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 9, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

I'm glad I'm not the only one that just doesn't get the whole part Iranian, part this , part that..... I suppose we could all trace back our heritage to show we're part this & that! We live in this great country & enjoy our freedoms because AMERICANS DIED to give us thESE LUXURIES. Since when did loving your country & being patriotic become so taboo?

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Posted by Delana Brewer Drye on February 9, 2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

NerdHerd, first, thank you for your response. I mean no personal insults to anyone on this blog. I respect your opinions and offer my own, nothing more.

I feel what you really want here is non-dissenting dialog where we all sit and congratulate ourselves on our single mindedness. That's not going to happen. Without dissent, we fail to understand the opposing perspective. My statement, in retrospect, probably was not the best way to get my point across, and I can conceded that. Your rebuttal allows me to learn and to better present my opposing view in a less confrontational manner, which I will continue to strive toward. I do read opposing comments from others respectfully, and am, on occasion, swayed in some of my own thinking.

I attempt to present the opposite side of the general opinion here, in the hope that not everyone gets the idea the entire world feels the same as they do. City Paper may ban me, that is their prerogative, but you will not. Feel free to hit that report button if you have not already done so, but please, until I am banned, keep on coming back at me. I am an adult and can take it, and I appreciate the dialog, for or against, as I too will learn that not all think as I do.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 9, 2017 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Stegelin: This week in 'Trump History'

In some disturbing news yesterday, President Trump tweeted about how unfairly a well-known retailer had treated his daughter. While not disturbing in, and of itself, the tweet posted WHILE he was receiving his security briefing (isn't he supposed to be focused on keeping us safe?). The retailer had already planned to cut back the product line due to slow sales so they are pulling while putting out the summer stock. But Trump took to using the influence of the Office of the President of the United States to turn it into a personal attack on social media. The retailer had noted a steady decline in sales over the last year or so, so I think it is entirely possible that Trump's petulant attacks on about everyone and everything over the course of the campaign, contributed directly to the cooling of sales, meaning it's Ivanka's own father who's negatively affecting her success. Very sad!

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 9, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Chef Brannon Florie opens his third Mt. Pleasant restaurant next Tuesday

The duck dish is phenominal

Posted by pdome on February 9, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Jeffrey Hickerson, you stated "I agree, we should let all immigrants and refugees continue to come here. Perhaps then one WILL bomb a bunch of liberals and , FINALLY, they will get the point."

How many conservatives died at the Orlando gay club mass shooting? I'm guess not many.

You're literally wishing harm upon your fellow Americans who disagree with you just to prove a point. There's no room for your hate here.

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Posted by NerdHerd78 on February 9, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Trump kneels to evangelicals

The Christians you refer to, Bucko, are the same kind of radicalized minority as the Jihadists. Real Christians, like real Muslims, are not to be feared.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 9, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “goat.sheep.cow.north is the stuff of cheese-lovers' dreams

Now this looks great!!!!!

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Posted by lynnar on February 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Ron, it means that your freedom to sit during the National Anthem or to not recite the pledge of allegiance was won by those who stand for the national anthem and recited the pledge of allegiance. If no one cared about America and her freedoms, none of us would be free. We would be communist, or fascist, and then they would tell you what you can and cannot do, and arrest you if you feel differently. So I stand and recite the pledge.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 9, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Wednesday marks 49 years since the Orangeburg Massacre

Thank You, I was unaware of this incident. While many will say not much has changed, I see articles like this and realize we have come a long way, though steps can still be taken to bring even greater equality. Racism exists on both sides, however, and we need to stop judging on the color of a persons skin, and instead judge each other based on the actions of the individual.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 9, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Yet, banning Middle Easterners makes us feel safer. I suppose that depends on who is "us."

First of all this is BS, it's a pause until better vetting procedures are in place from 7 countries.

Second, give me the number of "immigrants" we MUST accept to no longer be considered racist or any other label you like to use.

Third, because you are a nice guy that doesn't mean the millions of other Muslims coming to this country have the same intent as you do.

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Posted by Bucko Scribner on February 9, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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