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Re: “The Agenda: Larger ships in Charleston Harbor; Police looking for potential rally instigator

Lee, sometimes you seem to know some things. Not many things, but at least a few things. Then you write stuff like that and I have to facepalm.

SC, via the duly elected representatives in our state legislature, voted to secede from the USA, thus becoming a sovereign nation, separate from the USA. At that time we were the Republic of South Carolina (our present state flag was originally created as the flag of the new nation) and then later became a part of the CSA when other states followed our lead. The USA invaded and the CSA was conquered.

Meanwhile BLM is a violent and racist movement openly motivating some black Americans to murder police, preferably white police. They're closest proxy is the KKK, though I am not aware of any KKK affiliated murders in recent decades. Nor am I aware of any BLM members who are or were US Senators, like Hillary's KKK buddy Senator Byrd (D).

But yeah, to repeat, if BLM or the KKK takes over control of the USA I am sure they will be heroes. Do you disagree?

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Posted by Cid95 on July 19, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Larger ships in Charleston Harbor; Police looking for potential rally instigator

'Mat - "You ever read much about the colonial revolution against Great Britain?"

Yes! I have. The lesson, from then to Turkey this week and every revolution in between, is that if you win you're a hero and if you lose you are traitor and might get hung.

If BLM can win, then they will be heroes'

Pretty cavalier opinion from someone that values the memory of the confederacy so dearly.

What, I wonder, could be the defining difference between BLM and Secesh?

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Posted by leemajors on July 19, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Mixson builders appeal city’s ultimatum

yeah, cause who cares about the tenants?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 19, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Could bike lane help West Ashley?; Adoption scammers; Millions in S.C. affected by hacks

"revitalize West Ashley"
West Ashley was "vital" when it's business community reflected what the local consumers wanted, that's how things work.
You have a centralized population, businesses spring up to capitalize on it, it's a symbiotic relationship. Then the population mass begins to shift to a new area, and that one becomes more "vital." What has happened in West Ashley is the demographic that was courted by local businesses has moved and there is now a mismatch between WA residents and businesses. The best way to revitalize is to attract businesses that service the current population, not the one that lived there 30 years ago, otherwise WA is going to end up looking like Rivers Ave from 526 up to Trident Tech.
Now, if you're talking "revitalize" like Avondale, I would argue that Avondale is not "Vital", just popular. Vital would imply that the majority of the customers for VooDoo, Triangle, Mellow Mushroom, etal. all live in the Avondale community. I would believe that on any given Friday or Saturday night the vast majority of the patrons live somewhere other than Avondale, and the majority of the profit takers as well. I may be wrong and wouldn't mind seeing facts to show that, but until something concrete is shown, Popular not Vital.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 19, 2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

Unarmed citizens stop mass shooters more than twice as frequently as armed citizens do, according to FBI studies. But mostly, mass shooters just get bored and wander off, or kill themselves.

Mostly, Good Guys With Guns either end up killing themselves in a moment of weakness, family members in a moment of anger, or strangers in a moment of confusion.

Most Bad Guys With Guns were Good Guys With Guns until they decided to cause harm.

Guns are a blight on public safety and have no place in a modern, developed society.

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Posted by leemajors on July 19, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

Yes unfortunately we have become such a litigious society I would be worried about my family being ruined by a lawsuit. If we had more people who cared about their families over anything else we would live in safer better society. You sure do nit pick, I bet you play devils advocate every chance you get. Your friends probably love it.

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Posted by redblood on July 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

"I refuse to drink Revelry's insultingly named brew. Ever. "

To quote Futurama, "You're vegetarians, who cares what you do?"

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Posted by Alceste on July 19, 2016 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Did you spot all the Charleston sights on 'Vice Principals' Ep. 1?

God, you aren't from around here, are you? It's spelled y'all - a contraction of 'you' and 'all'.

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Posted by Debbi27 on July 19, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

So in the scenario where you're the good guy with the gun, you'll have legal issues going through your head, and they'll prevent you from pulling your weapon?

We deserve a better hero than you.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 11:36 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Could bike lane help West Ashley?; Adoption scammers; Millions in S.C. affected by hacks

Okay, well you provide one feasible way to revitalize West Ashley.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 11:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Could bike lane help West Ashley?; Adoption scammers; Millions in S.C. affected by hacks

"bike lane could help with the revitalization of West Ashley." What are these people smoking?

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Posted by Street Law on July 18, 2016 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Sweetbreads are neither sweet nor bread, but damn good

Where do you go for sweetened in Charleston? I have googled but when I check current menus, it is not listed

Posted by Tiffiny Broughton on July 18, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

I was referring to a hypothetical person at the Dallas shooting. Most people pocket carry .380 today. Good or bad round it is very popular. I don't what the cop was carrying, wasn't really my point. The sad part is if the cop accidentally shot someone in the club during the assault he would have been sued.

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Posted by redblood on July 18, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Pokémon Go: The good, the bad, and the Blastoise

Isnt it more sad, that people are sitting in front of their computers complaining about people who are actually getting out of their chairs and playing outside? even more sad people on the internet. Hahaha

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Posted by pokepokewhosthere on July 18, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

"financial contribution"

How much? Approximately what percentage of the sales of Gullah Cream Ale and/or other brews? Specifically?

Also, which organizations, specifically, are you helping with time and/or money?

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

With the release of the can next month... all of our resources, including but not limited to, our venue, time, ability to reach a wide audience and financial contribution are all on the table, but most important to the corridor, is expanding its reach to achieve it's mission of education and engagement and how we can help them with that mission. As stated above, we would love to have help from passionate people and would be glad to get you involved, as well.

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Posted by Revelry on July 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

"Additionally, prior to your comments, we met with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor to discuss ways in which we can employ our platform and product to assist the Corridor's mission. If you would like to discuss ways in which you can join us to preserve this history, please contact us."

Fair play.

Thank you, sir.

Speaking specifically, in what ways is your company employing your platform and product in order to benefit the Gullah community? I'm curious; that's all.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

Pronghorn, our tasting room manager let us know you called. Thank you for your concern for the preservation of the Gullah Geechee culture. We share that concern. Our cream ale is a pre-prohibition style ale made with local heirloom grains. Looking into the history of those grains, we discovered the deep connection they had within Gullah Geechee culture. We felt inclined to pay homage with the name, Gullah Cream Ale. Additionally, prior to your comments, we met with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor to discuss ways in which we can employ our platform and product to assist the Corridor's mission. If you would like to discuss ways in which you can join us to preserve this history, please contact us. We're sorry that our press release about our gold medal win was misconstrued. At best, the timing of information could've been better.

sean@revelrybrewingco.com
843.870.0010

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Posted by Revelry on July 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

"didn't stay around trying to shoot a unknown shooter with a .380 pocket pistol. Shame on the off-duty cop in Orlando for losing a gun fight."

According to http://factcheck.org, he was in his service uniform while working the door. There's no way he was carrying a purse-gun .380. He was in uniform, so he had his service sidearm. This means we're talking AT THE VERY LEAST a 9mm. However, like many officers, he could have been holding a .40, .357, or .45. Fact. 9mm at the least -- and that has plenty (way more than enough) ballistic stopping power.

.380 for a uniformed cop? Please. That's a wife gun -- and you know it.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council will consider resolution opposing assault weapons

I really hope that you're as tough as you're trying to sound; that way, I can count on you to be the "good guy" with the concealed permit who's going to stop the next potential shooter in Charleston, thereby saving myself and my family's lives along with hundreds of others.

You know, like you read about all the time: Good Guys Preventing Mass Shootings is an almost-weekly/monthly news occurrence, unlike, say, mass shootings.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 18, 2016 at 3:48 PM
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