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Re: “Denzel Curnell face down, gun underneath him according to EMS

I really don't know much about the Benghazi disaster (when your ambassador is killed in your embassy, it can't be described as anything but), it sounds very complex. However this situation is pretty simple and clear and has supporting forensic evidence.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

So.... What happened? Who is the chief today? Are there any protocols for recalling the mayor?

Posted by Kenneth Stepp on July 20, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Classic Coffee

I absolutely love this place. I don't really drank coffee on regular basis until I tried their frappe. Their coffee is fresh and yummy. I will definitely suggest to every coffee/ tea drinker to give this neighborhood business a try. The owners are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great relaxing place. As for the previous reviews... Please don't over analyze every move of the workers/owners. Everyone can have a bad day. It's hard and costly to provide quality product. Respect the menu and their pricing!

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Posted by Chucktown girl on July 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Monty Python Live (mostly)

Sunday is a live broadcast of their final performance. Wed and Thur are rebroadcasts.

Posted by bflosue on July 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “A chat with "Drunk History" creator Derek Waters inside a van outside The Royal American

Mat, we love the new neighbors! Without them, our two remaining houses here would be worth jack squat as they were in the 1960s-80s. Sure we poke fun of them (we do that with locals too) but we still royally welcome each new neighbor that arrives and pumps money into the historic preservation of their home and our hood. While we may miss the juvenile delinquent kids we grew up with, we sure do like the dollars of the new guys. Any one who says differently is either lying or not from here. The JD's just moved to family homes on Sullivans and Mt. P, so its not like they went too far anyway.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “167 Raw serves up plenty of seafood, but more importantly hearty lobstah rolls

What are the "veggie tacos"?

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM

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

The sensitivity of the capture device does not explain why there was only one camera that captured anything.

Not one reporter has asked that question yet. Were there other cameras?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Denzel Curnell face down, gun underneath him according to EMS

I like how the official story is taken as Gospel when it's about a poor black kid's death but when it suits the narrative to suggest otherwise, it's all BENGHAZI for certain motherfuckers.

Posted by mat catastrophe on July 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “A chat with "Drunk History" creator Derek Waters inside a van outside The Royal American

from the Wikipedia entry for "Charleston, SC":

The US Census Data on population growth/decline. This is the "City" info - which is somehow different from the "Urban Area" - both of which are different from the "MSA".

Year Population Percent Change
1960 60,288 −14.1%
1970 66,945 11.0%
1980 69,779 4.2%
1990 80,414 15.2%
2000 96,650 20.2%
2010 120,083 24.2%
Est. 2013 127,999 6.6%

So, yea, you could extrapolate from this that at least half the population in the city today is not "from here" in the sense that the population has doubled since 1960, and that is not going to come from natural birth rates. Because those numbers are falling, apparently.

But, really, who cares?

Clinging to your precious concept of "local" is just asinine. It's just as terrible an idea as clinging to your "nationality" or your "heritage" or any number of other things that, frankly, you had nothing to do with creating - and that there's little purpose of trying to "preserve".

Progress demands that things move and change and stay fluid.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “A chat with "Drunk History" creator Derek Waters inside a van outside The Royal American

Growing up dt, we were all from "here" and all definitely on the poorer side of life compared to the dt of today. Big homes and no money to keep them up. When my grandmother had the house painted in the 1970s it was a big deal in the hood. Today, with the exception of one 81 year old woman, we are the only ones on my little block originally from here. The homes look much nicer and sell in the 7 figures, but the newer neighbors are not great pranksters like all the old ones were. Ima, I like to give out incorrect historic info to people and do so after cocktail hour with out of town guests. Screw em, let them read history books if they want facts, my history is loaded with unproven gossip. Much more interesting. Cid95 - hahahaha good one! I have been known to say I am from Myrtle Beach, that usually ends well for me if I want to be left totally alone.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 20, 2014 at 10:11 AM

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

While it would seem suspicious the three minutes was "missing" from the video, it was never recorded because it was activated by a motion detector. This would be standard set up because video files are so large. Try recoding video for 24 hours and see how large the file is. It would fill up a 3 terabyte hard drive in no time. Then you need to back it up… so many thousands of dollars just to back up for a week. And you have to pay for someone to do all of that.. or use a motion activated camera to eliminate footage with no motion.

The sensitivity for motion detectors can be adjusted so, for example, you can have a small pet not activate your motion detector and set off the alarm.

You would need to test it again or have someone who installs motion detectors to evaluate the sensitivity of the detector and how long the video was set to record. Generally you test all of that when you set it up so you don't get false alarms, but it's not that complicated and its just a matter of seeing what sensitivity level activates the camera.

There are merits to both sides of some of these policies. I think you also have to keep it in context of a housing complex hiring a trained officer to reduce crime. This appears to be an unfortunate case of suicide while being detained. The fact an illegal firearm was used was probably more significant that the officer's tactics. More educated and constructive individuals well assess other factors such as depression, education, opportunities, as contributing to situations like this, and all are worth consideration.

Posted by John Cecil on July 20, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “A chat with "Drunk History" creator Derek Waters inside a van outside The Royal American

I was born in Charleston, but I make sure to tell people I'm from East Cooper, SC. Wouldn't want them to think I'm from some hipster tourist craft beer trendstar mecca, you know?

The ratio of people born here vs transplants has been in favor of the latter since the 90's I bet.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 20, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Denzel Curnell face down, gun underneath him according to EMS

It did. He also had additional unfired cartridges loose in his pocket(s), according to the full report.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 20, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Charleston as seen in CBS' "Reckless" filming locations

In Episode 2, Adam Rodriguez and Michael Gladis park under some sort of metal awning before they get out of their cars and talk. What is this location?

Posted by scsue on July 19, 2014 at 10:01 PM

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

So where are all the comments against the police?

Posted by Ima Oldman on July 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Re: “James Franco will appear at Terrace Theater July 29

Following the event, there will be an after-party featuring James Cromwell at the Folly Road Huddle House™.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “167 Raw serves up plenty of seafood, but more importantly hearty lobstah rolls

Lobster rolls are great. Fish market is excellent. But my new obsession in life is the tuna taco I had last time. Best taco I have eaten anywhere in a long time. With the sushi grade tuna, pickled onion and house made corn salsa it was incredibly fresh, perfect summertime food. So now I eat tacos upon arrival and then carry lobster roll home for later. Good thing I am walking a lot lately.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 19, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “James Franco will appear at Terrace Theater July 29

There's a movie version of McCarthy's Child of God? In general I am a fan, with reservations, of McCarthy's writing. But a film of Child of God!? As the young people would say OMG!

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Posted by pugnax on July 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Allagash Bier Dinner

Sounds amazing!

Posted by Kelcie Keith on July 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Midnight bar ordinance goes back to the drawing board

"Funny thing about ecosystems, they are -by definition- self-sustaining. It's only when people introduce foreign elements into them that they become destabilized."

Um, no.

The problem with your statement is the same problem that infects every single discussion about "humanity's effect on 'X'" in that in treats humanity as somehow separate from nature.

We aren't. Period. We are part of the ecosystem and, by definition, we cannot introduce "foreign elements" into it.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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