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Re: “How a S.C. nuclear power plant project could affect the chips in your iPhone

So, when these reactors are finally built, will those SCE&G rate hikes go away, or is it like these temporary tax hikes that just never go away?

Posted by Jshicke on April 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Avoiding the transgender mistakes of the Queen City

Making America great, One deviant bunch at a time.


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Posted by Jshicke on April 12, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Two years after Walter Scott’s death, what has changed?

Erik, thanks for the response.

I did state that none of the incidents, initially, should lead to a death sentence. The officer is expected to follow a set of rules that lead to an escalation of force, ultimately leading to lethal force. If the person interacting with police does not 'Check off the boxes' on that escalation list, the officer cannot legally resort to the use of deadly force.

"The officer murdered Walter Scott and planted his taser." This was discussed in court and will be part of what any potential jury must think upon when determining if the officer is justified or not in the next trial. My comments relate to what happened PRIOR to the shots being fired.

Posted by Jshicke on April 10, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Martha Lou's second location will open Wed. April 5

Let me start by saying 'The food was good'. frankly some of the best fried chicken I have had.

However, I had a bad experience at Martha Lou's.The 'Lunch' was $14.00 which includes a meat and three sides. Different options are available on different days. Includes a drink. That is a lot of food.

We arrived at 11:30am and, apparently, the meat had not finished cooking, which meant a longer than anticipated wait. No one ever took our drink orders, and so we had nothing to drink while waiting. When the waitress finally took our order, we got the meat and three sides (Fried Chicken, red rice, baked macaroni, and Lima beans). I then asked for a side piece of cornbread to go with my Lima beans, on the menu for 75 cents. The meal arrived on a styrofoam platter and was very hot and tasty. The sweet tea was Lipton instant tea with lemon. I really do not like lemon in my tea, but the tea was cool and I was thirsty, so I said nothing of it.

When it came time to pay my bill, I was expecting to pay $14.00 plus the 75 cents for my cornbread, plus tax. Instead I was told my bill was $21.00. It seems that at Martha Lou's they include the 3 CHEAPEST sides as part of your $14.00 meal, and then charge you the full price for the most expensive side as an extra cost. So instead of my 75 cent piece of cornbread, I was charged extra $5.50 for the baked macaroni. No offense, but for $5.50 I would expect a much larger portion of macaroni than the two spoon fulls you get.

That said, I am willing to try the new location, because, as I said, the food was very good. I will not be ordering cornbread though :-)

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Posted by Jshicke on April 5, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Two years after Walter Scott’s death, what has changed?

Guilt or innocence has yet to be determined for Walter Scott's killer, however, no one ever seems willing to address the factors that lead up to nearly 100% of these shootings.

Fighting with an officer.
Running from an officer.
Drug possession.
Outstanding warrants.
Previous arrests.
Commission of a crime.

While none of these initially should lead to a death sentence, it is these facts that initiate the encounter that ultimately leads to most police shootings. People need to understand you do not fight the law on the street, you fight in court. That may not be your preferred option, but it will not lead to your being shot in the street.

When the officer says 'Stay there', do not flee, approach the officer, or go somewhere else.

When the officer says, 'You're under arrest', you cooperate. The time to question the arrest is at the station, not in the street, and preferably with a lawyer present.

When the officer asks a question, answer it, even if it is , 'I do not know'.

Be respectful, even if the officer is not. His disrespect can be brought up to the judge later, or at the station if you wish to file a charge against the arresting officer. If you do not resist, and cooperate with the officer,; then the officer has no justification to use force.

Respect is a two way street. For someone to be respectful to you, you must be respectful to them. Lack of respect generates anger. Anger in you, anger in the officer, and this anger leads to violence, which can lead to injury or death. Be respectful to the officer. It costs you nothing. It shows you have a higher character, and may even get you a warning instead of a ticket.

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Posted by Jshicke on April 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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