How many were killed in Charleston? Or in SC? Just curious?
To the person who is hoping to keep neighborhood businesses in the downtown area, I am afraid that will not happen. Coming from NYC, I see the same thing happening here. There is not an inch of that city that is not being gentrified. Places in Brooklyn, where 20 years ago, you would not have even walked through those neighborhoods, and now condos are going for at least $1 million. Same is happening here. Landlords are forcing businesses out when their leases are up and increasing the rents to exorbitant prices. Or they sell the building to a developer, who just does not care. I am afraid, when push comes to shove, everyone has a price, when put in front of them. When I think about all the small businesses that were on the Upper West Side and the Upper East side and the Village. All gone. It is not the New York City I grew up in. That is why I had to leave.
Then, when I walk on King Street, another business is going out. Most of the time, it is because the rent has gone up so high, that the business owner, just cannot afford the rent. The only businesses that can afford to open are chains. And even they are in trouble. American Apparel went out of business. And how many food places can open on King?
This eminent domain is not good! Are we living in a communist country now? Gee, I guess we are. Seems we are losing our freedom of speech now. So why not take some property you own. If they do this, what is next? So, does that mean, the city can decide to just take away my house???? Think about it.....you take an inch, then you take a yard.
Being raised in NYC during the 60's and watching on TV what was going on in the South, us Yankees just could not understand the horrible things being done to black people. At the time, my parents called them "negro's". Did that make them racists? I don't thinks so. NYC bused black children to our all Jewish white Junior High schools in the mid 60's and unfortunately it did not work. I went to a sleep away camp with white and black girls. A YWCA camp. No problem. We did not see color. I hv experienced anti-semitism, but I just brush it off. I know I did not get jobs because I was Jewish. Big deal.
But, to blame this son's father? Come on. My dad was in Auschwitz and Dachau. Am I to blame the grandchildren of the SS Officers of the camps????
I think this racism has really gotten out of hand. We live in different times now. Bessingers has amazing BBQ. Are we really going to punish the son? Ridiculous.
Well, you don't want coal for your electricity. So what do you want? This is a cleaner way for electricity. No way to make anyone happy. You want wind mills? Oh, not in my neighborhood..like the Kennedy's in Hyannis Port. And it's okay for them to use private jets and pollute the air. You can go solar...SCE&G and Duke lease now. Will not cost you anything if you own a house. If you rent a home, speak to the owner of the house and ask them if they can lease the solar panels. I am shocked that CA has not made solar mandatory in their state. Aren't you????
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