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Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

So, Boeing doesn't want to be in Washington and WJ Hamilton doesn't want them to be in SC.

Seems like they should just shut down, for the good of America?

Posted by Cid95 on August 21, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Re: “Baptists, SOBers tussle at City Council

Rich folk have funny problems.

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Posted by bostonmadman on August 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Re: “City unveils new late-night ordinance

Clearly rather than dithering around and letting Joe Riley and Tim Keane kill the Golden Goose they themselves help set in motion with the extremely successful revitalization of Upper King Street a clear and unequivocable message needs to be sent to them. They have steeled themselves to voices of economic damage this will bring on people therefore a coordinated demonstration of all businesses in the Market and all of King Street needs to occur. Economic damage is going to happen unless the point is driven home and this could quickly be done by every business in the area not opening their doors on one particular day in which many tourists are in town. Organize a demonstration in front of the Mayor's house where visitors to our City could join in. Do not delude yourself for one second that this will only last one year as they will extend this by some means or another. There is one chance only to stop this and for all of the good Mayor Riley has done he has seriously screwed this one up.

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Posted by OldOakMan on August 20, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “City unveils new late-night ordinance

Huh? This is the same thing except someone gave Joe a red sharpie and let him color in the lines.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

Boeing is currently paying workers in SC $10 an hour less for doing the exact same work that people in Washington State are doing. They pay one dollar a year to rent the land their plant is on. They also save a million dollars per plane by "delivering" them in SC where they pay the same sales tax a person selling a Chevrolet Malibu pays on their vehicle. The training program set up at Trident Tech to turn South Carolinians into Boeing workers is failing badly. In one class of 27 students, only two survived on the payroll at the plant after a 90 day probationary period. This is one of the reasons why over 70% of the people working at Boeing are from out of state. Meanwhile they've demanded 150 million dollars in additional road construction. They demand more subsidies and tax incentives to make airplanes which the Federal Government further subsidizes by providing financing to foreign airlines paid for by deficit spending. Small businesses in SC and individual tax payers cover the costs of the schools, police, roads and infrastructure needed to service the plant, which pays not taxes.

Boiled down, the State of SC has spent over a billion dollars financing construction of a plane factory full of people from somewhere else which the Federal government pays other countries to buy planes from with our money. People from SC have the opportunity to fry hamburgers for these underpaid out of state hires for $7.25 an hour.

I suppose that is better than nothing. We'll hope it is a billion and half dollars better than nothing. "It's a great day in South Carolina."

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on August 20, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

Unions exist for the workers. Unions give workers a voice. The reason wages are so low paying in South Carolina is the lack of unions and the right to work laws. Right to Work laws should be retitled the "Right to Work at Low Wages and no Benefits Law". Where there are unions you will find a higher a higher standard of living.

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Posted by charlestowne2 on August 20, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Expand your culinary vocabulary at Ethiopian Taste

I'm having a very Liz Lemon reaction to this article: I want to go there.

What a shame I don't drink coffee.

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Posted by factoryconnection on August 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

Your comment that several hundred workers voted to unionize in 2007 is incorrect. I had the opportunity to testify at the Congressional hearing held in Charleston after the NLRB brought an action against Boeing. Also testifying was a former Vought employee who was forced to join the union which was voted in by a very small group. According to this woman being represented by the union actually resulted in a pay and benefits reduction. To say that she was livid is an understatement. For those considering joining a union know this. There's a reason membership is declining all across the nation. In many cases the union exists for the benefit of the union and not necessarily the workers they represent.

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Posted by Neil Whitman on August 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

How about on the bar's menu?

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 20, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"If only they would post the calories within for those of us who care about such things."

If you are asking for nutritional information on the label, I have to disagree (too much for small breweries to go through). Many brewers do post calorie content on their website, but http://www.ratebeer.com/ has an estimated calorie content for most commercial beers.
Here is an example: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/coast-32-50-k…
RATINGS: 96 WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26 EST. CALORIES: 144 ABV: 4.8%

My personal recommendation is to drink less, drink better, and exercise more.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 20, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “City unveils new late-night ordinance

How about shuttle busses to James Island and Folly Beach? We would love all the business that The Evil Empire doesn't, just not the drunk drivers.
Now if only we could get rid of the 2 AM closing/violation of our freedoms here.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

"Al Gore means nothing"
Agreed. He, much like Mat Catastrophe, is an embarrassment to the left and center, something the far right just loves to use as some sort of vindication of the evil of anything even slightly left of the extreme far right.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 20, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

" There are many craft beer options out there around 100 cal for 12oz serving"
If only they would post the calories within for those of us who care about such things.

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"BTW, your miller light has 96 calories per 12oz serving"
Arggh. They pulled the old 16 oz. bottle, 12 oz. serving bit on me, and I missed it.
Next time I'll put my reading glasses on before reading the label.

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Expand your culinary vocabulary at Ethiopian Taste

This place is fantastic. Be sure to get the Coffee Ceremony. It takes about 20-25 minutes, as they roast the beans there, but so worth the wait.

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Posted by KTG on August 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

It is so great to see these guys every weekend at the Farmers Market! They are an amazing yet unexpected show to see here in Charleston. Truly talented guys who put a lot of hard work and high energy in their fabulous show. To hear this man's story and why he puts so much heart in his dancing makes me appreciate his shows even more. Wishing you the best of luck, K'Otic!

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Posted by TrishLynn on August 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"That is just not true."

Well, I guess going from a couple breweries in the state to 20+ in the last decade means nothing for the recent growth. I didn't see anyone pushing to change laws restricting the craft beer industry here in the 80's and 90's.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I doubt that would be the case. The protests in Ferguson started out violent and progressively have gotten worse, guns or no guns. The violent actions began as they were trying to get this dead young man and officer with the broken eye socket who had been attacked in his car wrestling for his gun and then bum rushed off the street. It has nothing to do with the race of the protesters, it has to do with their behavior. If what you said were true there would be a lot more dead people in Ferguson because whether the protesters are armed or not, the police department definitely has them outgunned and could easily be taking them out. At Bundy there was never a shot fired by either side, gunfire, riots and looting started almost immediately at Ferguson.

Protests are fine, hell, I encourage them. But when you protest on emotion and not facts and then start becoming violent like these folks have done the point is lost even if they were on the right side of the argument. And we truly will not know if that is the case until the evidence is examined although it looks like the cop was defending himself against a large and violent man. Sadly, though, no matter what the evidence shows this young officer's life is over just like the kid who attacked him. The indictment and conviction by the race baiters has already concluded and cannot be repealed.

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Posted by nofaith on August 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Re: “City unveils new late-night ordinance

Here's the thing-- does a moratorium even do anything? Since I moved here in May 2012 (26 months ago) here are the following places open past midnight that have opened up downtown to my knowledge:

Warehouse (not in corridor)
Rarebit
Republic Reign (on site of another bar)
Union Provisions (more of a restaurant)
Craftsman Tap (site of another bar?)
King Dusko (no liquor)
Prohibition (on site of another bar mercury)
Whatever torch is called now (on another bar)
King St Public House (on site of another bar)
Stars (more of a restaurant)
Burwells (More of a restaurant)
Indaco (more of a restaurant, not sure if open past midnight)

And closed:
Market Street Pub-place near Memminger that felt like a coffee shop
Life
Squeeze

Is this really a problem that will be addressed by a moratorium?

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Posted by Naks on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I don't hate Mr Fish...
I just think he could do a lot more for our country where the most tragedy, bloodshed and violence is happening almost every day. Chicago needs people like him now.
Besides have you seen the number of so called activists already in Ferguson..its a regular burning man convention.

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Posted by artrogue on August 20, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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