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Re: “Small Business Chamber head urges city officials to prepare for rising sea levels

The sea level rise viewer is pretty cool. Six feet of sea level rise means goodbye to Edisto, Folly, Sullivan's, and Isle of Palms. West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant become islands. Daniel Island, James Island and Johns Island get fragmented into 3 or 4 pieces each. And the peninsula is underwater from White Point, through Colonial Park and the hospital and Brittlebank up to about the Citadel. Hampton Park will be dry. The entire eastern side of the peninsula is underwater as well from Market up to Magnolia Cemetery. The Cooper River takes out the eastern waterfront in North Charleston all the way up to the Naval Weapons Station and will overwhelm the Goose Creek reservoir, the source of most of our drinking water.

This is a reality that we are going to have to deal with. Will we become a city like New Orleans? Use levees and dikes to keep the water out? Then we are below sea level and become vulnerable to storm surges like Katrina in the 9th ward. Half of the usable land on the peninsula was created by dumping trash into a creek in the first place. I bet we could add 3 mm of dirt a year to keep ahead of the pace of sea level rise. We could mandate so many tonnes of free compost must be spread on your property each year based on the latest data for sea level rise.

There are ways of adapting to the reality of rising seas. Obviously places like Venice and the Netherlands have been dealing with this problem for a long time. The sooner we start, the better off we'll be. Think about how long the 526 extension took to gain approval and they haven't even started building the mother fucker, yet.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on April 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Re: “HuffPo's report on blacks in baseball is bogus

Yes, definitely the lack of college scholarships for Blacks. Now if they could only get the same educational benefits normally available to all of the Dominican and Venezuelan and Cuban players active in MLB, we could get somewhere with this problem.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Charleston set to get one of the nation's first Bitcoin ATMs

Wasn't there a theft by hackers on bit coins A few weeks ago? Also I thought one filed chapter 11 because the money was in the 500,000 dollar range.

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Posted by Jim Makeever on April 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “HuffPo's report on blacks in baseball is bogus

Battling glove? Hmm. Not sure exactly how it would be used, but I'm sure it would be useful.

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Posted by chrishaire on April 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Re: “HuffPo's report on blacks in baseball is bogus

You typed "battling glove." Which is interesting.
C'mon, baseball equipment IS expensive. More expensive than sports where you just need 1 ball to play.
If it's 95 fucking dollars as mentioned above, then it would cost about $1,500 to field a team with subs.
But, it's incredibly durable equipment. I still have the mitts I used in high school and college. Cleats get worn out quickly, but if you're wearing out cleats quickly, you're up to here in year-long baseball.
Bats, helmets, bases, etc... are usually provided by the Parks'n'Rec department or school. And this equipment is readily available 2nd hand as well.

Baseball needs space, time, mentors, equipment and familiarity. Those are the barriers.

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Posted by landsnark on April 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Stephen Colbert Named Letterman's Replacement

Porter Gaud Represent! Stephen is as funny as they come. The talk show "persona" is just an act...hes a comedian who has a lot of acts, trust me, Porter Gaud is full of comedians both past and present.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “HuffPo's report on blacks in baseball is bogus

didnt huff po get sold to aol ?

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Posted by Diane Hilary Cleator on April 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Stephen Colbert Named Letterman's Replacement

"... Stephen Colbert will takeover the spot."
"Takeover" is a noun. I think you mean to use "take over."

I don't think his "Colbert Report" persona will play a role in his late night program. He's been a professional comedian for decades now, he'll be fine. He's an hilarious guy.

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Posted by landsnark on April 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Get coffee with a cop April 16

Coffee makes me jumpy; this will make me "appear nervous" = (jail)

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Get coffee with a cop April 16

Should I bring my lawyer(s)?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Get coffee with a cop April 16

Can I take the meeting in their evidence room instead of at Saffron?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Get coffee with a cop April 16

Will I get TASER™ed?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Charleston set to get one of the nation's first Bitcoin ATMs

Interesting, but Bitcoin is just the tip of the iceberg in the crypto-currency world. You should do a piece on an alternative coin, like Zetacoin. They are about to become one of the major mobile payment solutions around Africa, lead developers are in meetings right now to make it happen. You can get Zetacoin on most major coin exchanges Bter/Cryptsy/Mintpal. As of today Zetacoin are 1,000 times cheaper than Bitcoin. They will be all over the news in the next few weeks! Do a research piece on Zetacoin for people who don't know what alternative coins are, or want to get on the bandwagon before they get to $100 per coin. Right now they're only about $0.01 each.

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Posted by Azizul Haque Abir on April 10, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: USC Upstate cancels "How to be a Lesbian"; Drunk-driving bill progresses; Biden to speak at USC

Probably had sexist connotations. Excluded men? That is just sooo wrong.

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Posted by Streetlaw on April 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Stephen Colbert Named Letterman's Replacement

Wow! This will be quite a contrast.

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Posted by Streetlaw on April 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “HuffPo's report on blacks in baseball is bogus

BANG BANG!!! Well done!

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Posted by Danny Ray on April 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Get coffee with a cop April 16

"You can have a cup of coffee, but the doughnuts belong to me. DROP THE DOUGHNUT!"

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Posted by Brandon Fish on April 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “S.C. birth centers facing closure by state regulators ... again

CBP has asked on an ongoing basis for a meeting with DHEC administration to discuss the resolution of this issue. DHEC has repeatedly ignored these requests. Gov. Haley's office and other legislative members has ask CBP to sit with DHEC and work this issue out. CBP is eager to accept a meeting! Call DHEC, Gov. Haley's & your legislative representatives and encourage heat to be put on DHEC to work this issue out at a table and not in a court.

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Posted by Judy Hyden Osborne on April 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Teil Duncan's Bask features 30 new beach scenes in a one-night only show at Stems

Have fun, Tilly!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Laura Duncan Wagner on April 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “The Agenda: USC Upstate cancels "How to be a Lesbian"; Drunk-driving bill progresses; Biden to speak at USC

USC had better cancel Biden as well.....he has a openly gay daughter and believes in same sex marriage!!!! ALERT ALERT MIKE FAIR. GAY AGENDA APPROACHING!!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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