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Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Obligatory nonsensical argument about marrying turtles.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 29, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

The reason there are not that many retail businesses on King Street is that you have to have very deep pockets or have gotten the space for very little years ago. When you are looking at $30 to $40 per sft rent rates, and that is before doing any upfit, you are looking at needing to sell a bunch of stuff. And retail mark ups by nature are not as strong as F&B mark ups so naturally the places that end up there are bars and restaurants. 1500 sft will cost $5k a month, that means that to break even selling a typical retail product that comes with a 100% mark up you will need to do $30k per month to barely break even and pay your people squat. Not an easy feat for a small retailer.

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Boeing CEO says employees are ‘cowering;’ machinists’ union is not amused

Who has two thumbs and actually listened to the earnings call as it happened? This guy right here!

The reporter was teasing Jim McNerney about his upcoming birthday and there was a definite "tongue in cheek" attitude when she asked her question. He responded in kind. There was no malice or hostility in his response. It was an off-the-cuff remark, self-deprecating and not serious at all. IMHO, he has apologized more than enough.

The members of the Union (and everyone else, for that matter) should listen to a full clip of the question and answer, get a sense of humor and get over it.

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Posted by tpm843 on July 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

if you want to have a diverse group of businesses along the upper King Street corridor and along East Bay and Market streets, then make shops stay open longer. Between 7 to 10:00 the streets are just filled with restaurant goers, because there isn't much to do besides eat and drink. Upper king will change a few business, but in a few years. If the ban on bars happen then the bars are going to stay. No new bars that run out old bars and leaving the prime spot open for a shop or a late night bakery. Overall a 3 year ban will stop any progress.

Ideas to do what you, want make spring and cannon bar/restaurant district. It will bring up the area, help move a few bars out of king and market area.

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Posted by mikeg051 on July 29, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Torch shuts its doors and makes way for new concept

Will they be able to open a new bar with the new 3 year moratorium on new bars?

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Boeing CEO says employees are ‘cowering;’ machinists’ union is not amused

But, I wholeheartedly agree that his comment was not the brightest thing to say.

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Boeing CEO says employees are ‘cowering;’ machinists’ union is not amused

I believe it can be argued effectively that the unions are guilty of working against the company. If not, the company would not have been seeking more competitive labor markets. Unfortunately the little guys don't understand that were it not for the big guys making the decision to take the risk to grow, expand and innovate that they wouldn't have the opportunity to work to keep the company profitable.

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Any adult should to be able to enter into the same contracts as any other adult. Marriage under the law is a contract. Marriage to religion can still be whatever the religion's creed is. The regular folks on the right need to ditch kowtowing to the religious right that are making this an issue.

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Denzel Curnell case: Read the full SLED report

Missing footage, a kid with no criminal history. I call Ham Sandwich.

Posted by Patrick Terrill on July 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

The ruling will be stayed in deference to a final Supreme Court decision. Even if it was not,SC gvt would refuse until final word is heard.
But, adding this
win to all the other circuit rulings certainly helps our cause in wrapping this thing up by next year.

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Posted by Driftaway on July 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Meet Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore next Wednesday

Wait, I thought SC was full of virulently anti-gay people? Especially small town, rural SC?

The reality, of course, is that SC is full of good people that will do what's right, as they did in this case.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Who permitted you to define marriage? You are calling others ignorant, yet you don’t even understand that marriage existed before Christianity. Anyways, it’s a moot point from the religious side of things, and for good reason. We don’t need women getting stoned to death every time one wants a divorce.

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Posted by brewengineer on July 29, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Boeing CEO says employees are ‘cowering;’ machinists’ union is not amused

"Sorry brewengineer, my perception of the CEO and Boeing hasn't changed one bit by his statement. I don't think he meant it literally and therein lies the problem, everyone is so damn serious anymore and simply look for something, anything to jump on. Sad world we live in!"

I am guessing you have never been in a customer facing position for large corporations. Honestly, his comments don't bother me either, but I don't work for Boeing. A statement like that makes the guy sound like an asshole. Of course people are going to take everything literally. He is a CEO, not a comedian. What is sad, in my opinion, is that people in this guy's position still haven't learned how to talk to the press.


"The little guys loves anytime he can bring the powers that be to their knees."

Yeah, ok. Now you are off in your own world. You have a company that is actively working against unions, and has already been under fire for moving work to SC. Then the CEO makes a crack about "the little guys" cowering. Bad joke and bad timing. Some times the big guys need to remember that they wouldn't be VPs and CEOs without the little guys doing all the work to keep the company profitable. There is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader.

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Posted by brewengineer on July 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Torch shuts its doors and makes way for new concept

Hopefully whatever the joint becomes they call the bartenders mixologists. Charleston could use more mixologists and less pedestrian bartenders. I would never want some simpleton bartender making my $14 Mule drink.

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Posted by jimbeauxisland on July 29, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Re: “The Agenda: No Stone in S.C.; No 'Southern Charm' before election; No rest on Gaillard construction

Now there's another reason the local media could conduct and publish polls to let the public know where the candidates appear to be running going into an election. As it stands, neither the candidates nor the voters have a clue.

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Posted by Streetlaw on July 29, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Police: Denzel Curnell was armed, officer did not fire shot

Lee Thompson Young the black actor of Rizzoli and Isles committed suicide earlier this year. So...

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Posted by Meli Parker on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Torch shuts its doors and makes way for new concept

Was just a matter of time...Torch use to be the place to go before upper king really was "upper king" but that time has long passed. Wish them the best in their latest reincarnation.. Fourth time I think isn't it?

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Posted by suuuper on July 28, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

If marrige were purely a religious institution, I would have no issue with not being allowed to join in a "blessed" union. However, the states engaged in creating (laws) legal protections and rights that extend to the federal level. Given that spouses were granted these governmental rights, it is simply not constitutional (nor fair) to deny these same civilian rights to all couples. If you do not approve of legal same-sex unions, don't engage in a gay marriage as no one is forcing anyone to get gay-married. We just want a little respect without the nasty attitude and name calling from you know who.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Transcendental Meidation

Kindly also watch and share: "A Success Story - Transcendental Meditation at an Inner-City School" (7:56; www.YouTube.com / excellent!) Thanks, Bill

Posted by Bill Torrington on July 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Judge Floyd,

Who has permitted you to redefine marriage? Your flotsam argument that one should be allowed to marry anyone they wish only works when you define deviancy down. The only thing one should not need to countenance is your unbridled ignorance.

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Posted by freefirezone on July 28, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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