I'll ask again, does anyone have a citation or link that shows a connection between the environmental movement and introducing plastic bags in stores? I haven't found one. What I see is a lot of data showing that the petroleum/plastic industry was hell-bent on getting a chunk of a huge industry.
Thoreau? Take it a notch higher. How about Jesus. Though none were using the militant "black power" gesture like thus saint. For many years black minorities have pointed their fingers at everyone else as the cause. What about personal responsibility. Millions of Asians with funny eyes & speaking their own foreign look lanquage have assimilated & achieved wonderful things in the US. I worked with a Cambodian gentleman for 21 years. He his in the jungle for 3 months with his wife & 6 month old son. 27 yrs later, he & his wife own a home, his son graduated from college, they drive late model autos & their household income exceeds 6 figures. Talk about overcoming prejudices? They did so while living in the slums of Bronx NY for the first 4 years in the US
Needless to say, personal responsible not activism will earn you a ton of respect.
Was visiting charleston and excited to visit roadside seafood as I was so impressed with their food on a visit last year. The crab cake was disappointing as it tasted as someone emptied the black pepper pot in it and that they no longer do the cheesecake with the key lime glaze which was outstanding.
Tab is an awesome guy. He and his band always put on a great show. He is very comical and interacts so well with his fans. I have seen him MANY times and plan on seeing him everytime he comes to the NY/NJ/PA areas. In fact I am going out to Vegas to the Big Blues Bender to see him play. I truly enjoy his music. One of the best out there.
Was grateful to receive your post from another friend. I immediately shared on FB after reading, asking all to pray to the higher power they hold in their hearts. You will be in mine for a long time.
My friend, William Riddle, PhD, a medical physicist and professor at Vanderbilt, died on June 8 after a 40-year struggle with MS. The important piece, or one I hope is worth saying, is that he experienced much of what you have, especially as his brain didn't respond on command any longer. The difference is significant: you acknowledge life is short and your's may be shorter. Bill never got there and so his loss was especially tragic to me and others because it was unexpected.
Keep telling your story. Your grasp of this situation is magnificent and has made me better just for the reading. I am so sorry that we never met and that your talent, gifts and the amazing woman you seem to be will not benefit me and so many others. What you are doing now - writing, sharing, thanking, surviving - to the best of your ability is so wonderful.
Thanks so much, Susan Siegel
I believe Muhiyidin d’Baha is a bit of an American Transcendentalist.
Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau
Vietger - Your assessment is true. There are all kinds of problems in the inner cities, and disadvantaged rural areas. We all know the story of how it got that way. Why tell it again?
People like Muhiyidin d’Baha are not shying away from that. There really needs to be an effort by the entire community to help make things right - it all fits under the auspices of public safety, so our champion has picked a good place to start. We need to do all we can to improve relations with police and citizens. As solutions are implemented, the "black on black" crime will diminish - part of the solution involves creating opportunity, improving self image with loving acceptance, giving the "downtrodden captives" a leg up, preserving the rich Gullah culture, and preventing gentrification.
It was sad and inspiring to read your story. I am so sorry to hear of a good soul being taken too soon. Best wishes to you and your family always.
Getting tired of being 'half-cented' to death. We seem to keep building projects we cannot afford to maintain.
Did we not get rid of paper bags and start using plastic because we wanted to save the trees? Now we want to get rid of the plastic to save the turtles, and, what, go back to killing the trees? Make up your minds.
The summary of what happened at the P&C website is accurate. I expect more or less the same here.
The comments section at CCP is my favorite part also, and the main reason for that is the anonymity. People say what they really think. There are some mean-spirited and lower-intelligence people who can't discuss things without resulting to personal insults, it's true - but for the most part it's lively and informative and civil.
When someone can do an internet search in a second and find out where I live (Chas County Property Records), where I work (LinkedIn, a must in my job role), etc - no thanks. Too many nutjobs out there and I value privacy as much as possible.
Also, y'all might find out that I actually dropped out The Citadel 1 hour and 14 minutes into my knob year in Aug 1991, thus failing to actually become a member of the The Citadel c/o 1995, and then, even worse, went to the College of Charleston. Such shame would be unbearable, as I am sure you can understand!
Edit - and yet here we are, still commenting as before with our nefarious usernames...?
RNC - awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYmRg500JW…
This is why you're the best. So glad I stumbled on this before it slipped into the Google archive ether
Im now erasing the shortcut and bookmark to the city paper
Comment board is the only i reason I read the CCP. Not anymore, I'm bowing out. Im not even going to check back and see if it has actual changed to FB. I hate Facebook. Kinda sucks CCP wont be around much longer, I like to get local music news. See ya Ron Liberte, you wacky butthole.
I'll say this one more thing before I am cut off. I am gay and my boss is a hard-lined christian who has been quite vocal about his feelings. If I expose myself by commenting with my real name, I likely will lose my career and life-line. I know this seems unfair, but that is the reality in today's world. I can be fired, denied a job, denied housing, kicked out of my housing, denied loans, etc. because of whom I love, so I will NOT risk my life over CCPs censure-ship. There are more reasons to remain anonymous than to just be a troll!
I don't know if you'll read this but if you do a stranger from across the country sends you love and comfort. My dad has a brain tumor like yours. I'm so scared about what the future holds but your honesty, bravery and transparency through this has given me comfort. No words can express the grief I feel for you, and your daughter. I share in your pain. Much love and God bless.
Dwayne....I'm sorry you have to read this nonsense. So much negativeness. My son, who is a neurologist & a white american lived in the Charleston area for 6 years and now lives out of state. He followed this tragedy online. When we spoke the weekend after, we spoke about the words of forgiveness from the black clergy just hours after, their repeal of so called "activists" and the human chain formed across the Ravenel Bridge, his words were "That's Charleston and that's why it's such a special place"
Ben...pretty simple solution. But somehow no one in the N Chs community nor minority communities across our country are using this common sense attitude. Just listen to any large city police scanners and you will hear for yourself. The folks calling police for help are black reporting crimes committed by other black folks.
I do not know you. I do not consider you family, friend, lover or such. I do consider you someone I wish I knew. I do wish that whatever time you have left is spent smiling, laughing, kissing, hugging and thanking all those close to you who have lifted you up in someway. Tonight we added you to my son's prayer. He asked who you were-I said "The Princess's Mother". He said I wish I could have met her. I said "Me Too". Until we meet for the first time in Heaven-Please take care.
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