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Re: “Charleston Planning Commission set to discuss new hotel restrictions

Oh reeeeaaalllyy? Too little, too late. The Charleston Planning Commission is waaaay late to the party.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 29, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Blotter: The writing on the wall

so why do city cops shill for Uber instead of a cab company?

Posted by Ima Oldman on March 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “The Agenda: The Gamecocks did it; Conservatives get behind medical marijuana; More N. Chs. police settlements

Legalize recreational use. Far less dangerous than alcohol, which IS the deadliest drug known to mankind and IS the "gateway" drug to more dangerous chemical (man-made, not natural) based drugs and prescription drugs, all of which can lead to overdoses, including alcohol. Marijuana, by comparison, has no overdose threshold, leaves the user cognizant, if not a little over-elated, but in control of their faculties. TV really is not representative of it's true affects as they just want to satisfy a viewing audience. It is a vaso-diolater reducing blood pressure while lessening work for the heart. It is a happy substance and the only anger and violence that is a result of marijuana is the "so-called" drug war - the illegality of it. Marijuana was made illegal and into a schedule 1 drug back in the 60s so the "prudes" could control, through legal intimidation; the "liberal hippies" and the "brothers and sisters", and had nothing whatsoever to do with danger of its use. Instead the use was a danger to controlling the masses, which is how our political system works - all about power and control and not about what is BEST for our citizens.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 28, 2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Suspect arrested in connection with racially charged vandalism in West Ashley

He is a genius...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on March 27, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Bipartisan 'disturbing schools' legislation passes an important procedural hurdle

Sadly the schools we attended and the behavior of the kids in the schools has greatly deteriorated since we were there Mr. Green.

Today, school administrators stand to be sued if they don't take action if one student bullies another. Of course, this isn't an issue with parents who actually parent their children and not make excuses for their kid's actions.

Trial lawyers have made a fortune by suing school districts for either enforcing the rules or not enforcing the rules.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 27, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

Will he be signing with the Philadelphia Eagles at the completion of his sentence?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 27, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The birth of a new environmental movement

I guess Mr. Woods doesn't even bother to read his own hometown paper regarding this environmental disaster:

"Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota.

Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe, the Corps said in its statement.Those involved in the clean-up effort, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, say it could take weeks for private sanitation companies and volunteers to clear the expanse of abandoned tents, teepees, sleeping bags, blankets, canned food, supplies and just plain garbage littering the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Its unfortunate. Again, that just goes against what theyre fighting against, is leaving that stuff and abandoning it and obviously the environment the river, Scott Davis, North Dakota Commissioner for Indian Affairs, told KFYR-TV in Bismarck."

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 27, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “The legend behind Charleston Boxing Club is ready to get his due

Hollywood, a true legend in the community who deserves recognition for the time and love and dedication that he's put into the lives of young men and women of the community. I've never seen a man more dedicated to his craft of pouring his knowledge into others.He was truly a blessing to me,my friends,and my kids.love you Al Meggett.(Steven Archie) please support the Charleston Boxing Club.

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Posted by Mr Steven Mrs Kim Archie on March 27, 2017 at 7:32 AM

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

Texas retained it's right to sovereignty, which is why it is the only state flag that can be flown at the same height as the US flag.
And the Corwin Amendment was passed by the 36th Congress and ratified by 6 states, not enough to make it law. However, it STILL sits on the books and can be ratified if states choose. Case in point, MD just rescinded it's ratification in 2014. Texas also reconsidered ratification in 1963.
So...Congress needs to remove it from ever possibly being ratified. Think about that.

Posted by Tamera Barrow on March 26, 2017 at 11:45 PM

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

Thank you for trying to educate and inform people with some facts and truth and while it is true that SC cited the failure of the federal government to enforce the fugitive slave act in its secession document, North Carolina, Virginia and the Cherokee nation did not. The causes of secession and the war are numerous and complex and not as simple as people are told to believe they are and that the ludicrous and ignorant comparisons to the Confederacy and the Nazis and the swastika to the battle Flag are little more than thinly veiled efforts to make anyone tht feels pride, honour or in fact anything positive about the Confederacy automatically as a Nazi, racist and something to be ashamed off.

Posted by Mat Lock on March 26, 2017 at 9:31 PM
Posted by Showmoor on March 26, 2017 at 5:40 PM

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

Bravo, Jack Hunter! Hip Hip Hurray for the TRUTH!

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Posted by Lunelle Siegel McCallister on March 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

Would be nice if we took violence against women as seriously as we do violence against dogs.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on March 26, 2017 at 4:39 AM

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

And we can tell who knows their history and who doesn't. Wonderful article!

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Posted by Sherry Lynn Solders on March 25, 2017 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

Why is it to run concurrently with his weapons & drug charges? Essentially, he received no sentence for animal abuse. I assume the judge could have had the abuse charge be served consecutively? If so, total BS!

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Posted by Neill M on March 25, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley says she "can't imagine" running for president

I can't comment on any factory connection, so please stop asking even though it's on the list of prepared questions I gave you.

Posted by Showmoor on March 25, 2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Bipartisan 'disturbing schools' legislation passes an important procedural hurdle

I was bullied mercilessly in my class, in Prague, from 6th grade to 9th, when we escaped to Austria. I was being assaulted, slandered, ridiculed, by most of the boys in my class. It was hell, I was sometimes suicidal. They were criminals, they deserved to rot in prison. But we students had a no tattling policy, so the teachers did not know. The boys were all of them white. But they were vicious criminals.

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Posted by Tom Martin on March 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Let's buy our way to a greener, cleaner planet Earth

Case studies of state spending lots of money on programs with unproven benefits. I feel like a program to get all the old appliances fixed could have translated to huge cost savings for everyone. There has never been a shortage of excellent appliance repair services https://goo.gl/PU584D?appliance-repair

Posted by John Martin on March 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “The legend behind Charleston Boxing Club is ready to get his due

Hollywood was a big part of making my son the wonderful adult he's become. Made him make tough decisions like smoke or box, drink or box, party or box. Life is simple when you're in the ring: quit now and never fight again, get hit until they stop the fight or fight back with whatever you can find inside. Simple, but not easy. Thanks Al, for all those you steered right but haven't got around to tell you

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Posted by Mr. Cohenhead on March 24, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Ask Ta-Nehisi Coates questions via social media in advance of his sold-out lecture tonight

Is there video or audio of this talk somewhere on line?

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Posted by Heidi Mehltretter on March 24, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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