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Re: “The Agenda: S.C. schools underfunded by $4 billion since 2010; Chs. metro sees record exports; Dam laws debated

You can throw all the money you want a education but if the parents are as sorry as they are now, nothing will help. Its all about the parents. Kids in China do so well because their parents push them and are together, not because they have great classrooms. Our parents are split up and spoil the kids.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 12, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Breweries keep it local with labels designed by Charleston artists

Beerfoxwolfdeer, All fixed. Thanks.

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on September 12, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Breweries keep it local with labels designed by Charleston artists

Where's the rest of the article?

Posted by Bearfoxwolfdeer on September 12, 2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Charleston Southern football players sound off about reported suspensions

consequences for doing something wrong are strange

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 12, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Charleston police call for info on West Ashley robbery suspect

really no one knows this guy

Posted by Randall Floyd on September 12, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Lagunitas' possible Southend Brewery remodel not a good look to some event space renters

@Chip, if you dropped a $500 deposit on a place and found out later it wasn't going to be the type of place you were making a deposit for, especially for one of the biggest events in your life, you'd complain too. It has nothing to do with self-worth or contentment. It's about getting what you were paying for. In my opinion, your comment is similar to putting a deposit on a Lexus and being delivered a Camry and then being told to stop complaining about it.

But welcome to South Carolina, where some folk have nothing better to do then trash talk others on the internet about something that doesn't even effect them.

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Posted by Michael Hurne on September 12, 2016 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Health conscious restaurant Beech opens on King Street this weekend

We had the Beech Bowl and Tuna Salad wrap. Delicious and filling! Very nice staff too!

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Posted by Beth Nelson Ratcliff-Realtor on September 11, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Agenda: S.C. schools underfunded by $4 billion since 2010; Chs. metro sees record exports; Dam laws debated

Shouldn't we be imprisoning the state legislators for illegally underfunding education? Otherwise nothing will get done, they will continue to break the law.

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Posted by Tom Martin on September 10, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “The Agenda: S.C. schools underfunded by $4 billion since 2010; Chs. metro sees record exports; Dam laws debated

How about a follow-up. Out of the $6.5 billion in exports, what was the Boeing share, and if Boeing is left out how does this year compare to last?

Posted by Ima Oldman on September 9, 2016 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Health conscious restaurant Beech opens on King Street this weekend

Looks like we have our replacement for Parlor Deluxe

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 9, 2016 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Lagunitas' possible Southend Brewery remodel not a good look to some event space renters

Welcome to South Carolina, where complaining is required for self-worth and contentment.

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Posted by Chip Curry on September 9, 2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Charleston brewers crown the best bottom shelf beer

I suppose the gazillions of people who drink those beers every day are wrong....?

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Posted by Julian Hoppy Hopkins on September 9, 2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “The Critics' Picks for Charleston Beer Week

Can I get a photo Cred? Jay Wayne Productions :)

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Posted by Jay Wayne on September 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “CofC student faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

Cid95, you are so right! This sort of stuff has been going on at CofC for years, & it's been swept under the rug. I am so sick & tired of it!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on September 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

Restaurant people always say that, in total defiance of reality. But go ahead and keep preaching that anyone that doesn't tip min 25% (but it should really be 30%, or 50%, right?) is a cheap asshole. I've eaten thousands of meals at restaurants in the EU and Asia and elsewhere. The US tipping situation is unique and a point of frequent angst and criticism from the rest of the world. Visitors worry that if they don't tip the bartender enough they will get kicked out of the bar (cash for drinks) or the waitress will scream at them (restaurant bill at the end of a meal).

Just pay people fair salaries and price the product accordingly for the business to make a profit. I'll decide if I want to be a customer or not. You know, like every other business in the world.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 9, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

In Paris, Madrid and even Tokyo the wait staff are paid minimum wage, a good starting point but this is still not enough to live on in Paris and Madrid and definitely not in Tokyo (just like the Chuck) so everybody in Europe and Japan still tips with the exception of cheap assholes (a international as well as domestic problem). Unlike here, all tips are equally split between the BOH and FOH, so even the lowest rung on the kitchen staff has a reason to provide exemplary service. This system works quite nicely for all involved including the restaurant owners who experience much less turnover. You also see much greater co-operation and comradery between FOH-BOH as when one profits - all profit. Socialism at its finest. So when in Europe or Japan and some twit tells you "Don't tip them they make a good salary" ignore them, they are wrong and fall into the cheap international asshole category.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on September 9, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “CofC student faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

Sadly, this sort of thing is so common that it's only local news. But if some knobs at The Citadel dress in halfass ghost costumes to perform a skit...

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

"Should tipping exist in its current state? Or, should we move to a fixed percentage service charge tacked on to every check — a mandatory tip, of sorts?"

These are NOT the only two choices. Maybe we should do what most of the rest of the world does and just pay servers a normal salary like every other normal employee and then have zero tips. It works fine in Europe, Japan, Australia, etc. Why is the US the special snowflake?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 9, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Nine questions for Lagunitas

Question #10: have you figured out the source of that smell, and eliminated it?

Please tell me I'm not the only one that has noticed the smell in that otherwise gorgeous building. It has only been there for a decade or so.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 9, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “One server's argument for instituting a 20 percent service charge

@Ima: if it is a separate accounting, it is harder to roll it into the general fund and ice the service staff. Of course, every single other industry seems to have figured out how to charge customers a price that ensures good service, business solidity and competitive wages, but beyond that it is clearly impossible. Sarcasm aside, it would require restaurants to pay experienced and productive staff more to retain them, lest they be poached by the wages offered by "Very Expensive, Prohibition-era Cocktail Emporium #7" down the street. Capitalism and all that.

@Emily: I concur with your experience that most larger parties will go beyond the auto-gratuity; that was my experience as well. However, automatic gratuities are no longer legal per the Dodd-Frank act (if I recall correctly), just as "tabs left open subject to 20% gratuity" policies are no longer allowed. The customer determines the amount and recipient of tips, by law. Service charges are allowed though they fall under different tax treatment.

@Philip: Your next crusade should be to re-dub "unsweet" as "plain" tea, because there isn't enough audible distinction in a noisy restaurant environment. You might win that battle.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 9, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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