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Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

What I hate the most about the presidency of Truman is how he turned over many refugees from the Soviet Union over to Stalin, millions were turned over to Stalin, and many of them were killed by Stalin. Sure, this had been already agreed to by FDR, but Truman should have had the moral courage to break that agreement and tell Stalin, I won't turn over any refugees to you. And Churchill had made the same agreement with Stalin, eternal shame on Churchill for that. And after the war, Churchill pushed for the overthrow of that prime minister of Iran. Truman at least resisted, but then Eisenhower was elected, and he agreed to it, so Iran became a dictatorship again, ruled by the shah. So no wonder that many Iranians still feel both we and Britain are their enemies. Eternal shame on Churchill and Eisenhower for that. Though at least Truman, Churchill and Eisenhower made big contributions to ending WWII successfully, so I guess we can keep their statues. But we should remember they were very flawed men. And Eisenhower was even an adulterer. And so was FDR. Very flawed men. But even FDR made a great contribution to ending WWII, so I guess we could keep his statues too. The US sure had a lot of tragic history. Let us not whitewash it, but remember it.

Posted by Tom Martin on August 19, 2017 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

I don't think we should take down statues of everyone who was a racist. Just statues of those whose main contribution to our history was racism. Like the leaders of the Confederacy. But in case of men like Washington and Jefferson, while they were racist, and they were elitist, and sexist and homophobic, so they were dangerous, let us not forget that their main contribution to our history was to get us independence from England, and get us a constitution which was at least somewhat democratic, though it needed and got some improvements later. I just wish they would have at least respected the independence of the various Indian nations, as they wanted the independence of our country. But they did not respect the Indians.

Posted by Tom Martin on August 19, 2017 at 1:21 AM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

I serious tried to understand your ramblings but it sounds like the crack is speaking. There's a point in there I'm sure, I'm just not stoned enough to get it.

Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 18, 2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council votes to kill support for West Ashley bridge bike lane

Time over lives.

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Posted by MathCubes on August 18, 2017 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston…

Credentials for the Holocaust I see being committed. Ive seen them trying to commit it. This is a music video I did while visiting Lebanon where I crossed paths with a "turbulant protest" while trying to visit the country. I flew on the plane with the photographers trying to sell the sensationalism for a buck. Whereas it may have been advertised on western news like dangerous armed military suppression of the people protesting it was actually nothing at all like that. It was actually very peaceful and was just a college environmental green protest with music and a fair just like College of Charleston would. The protest was happening that day with students from the university being environmentalists, and having a good time. The news agencies flew guys all the way from Atlanta to BEIRUT just to sensationalize the story. I know. I was on the plane with them. I saw them taking the pictures as well.

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

What would have saved more lives than the douchbag Truman would have been if the company that hade made both of the uniforms of the allies and axis burned down that morning. If both sides didn't have their uniforms they wouldn't have been able to go to work that day to kill each other.

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

I like what your saying and thats why I think this is just scary down the road. I still have PTSD from watching what happened in Syria using the same kind of tactics ive seen highly advertised as going on in the USA by our very own media. traitors!

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

A million dollar think tank engineered your controversy for the profit.

Still all it takes is me to shut you off and tune you out, because there is a chord that runs through all things.

The pyramids used to be covered in glass, there is a reason humanity can't have nice things. Waves of emotional issues are propogated by kings to distract the citizens of the kingdom from their everyday shitty problems in life. Prone to violence like a rowdy football game crowd purging a fan of the opposite team, this event was promoted as entertainment to take away from the boring everyday life of these "Charlestinians". The only difference is that we DONT HAVE THE POPULATION other areas do in order for it to become VERY DANGEROUS .

What happens when charleston is ten times its size? Our friends here in these pictures will be replaced by waves and waves of faces like a horde of angry drunks. Violence happens. People shut down. They stop communicating. They are prone to brainwashing. Civil war. Marshall Law.

In my opinion the hate mongering dialogue being propogated must stop. How can wounds heal if a scab is constantly picked at? In your language I will ask you to remember how harry potter beat voldemort? Do that.

Just some tactic in your continued propogation is not tested or wise.. Its just another scientific experiment given to you by your corporate masters... Statues are for public servants not Corporate masters. The corporate master knows statues can be torn down. Why would a corporate master see himself in that?

A good Master sees himself in his people as life goes on and statues become dust.

True history will reveal what these cow-hearders did through the test of time.

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

Zee - I know West Virginia quite well and in all honestly I don't feel that Byrd or any other person I listed should have their memorials pulled down. I'm simple making the point that once you get started tearing down statues you can't control the ultimate outcome because the person you think is a hero is always someone else's devil.

P.S. I've always admired Harry Truman. Dropping the bomb was a terrible but necessary thing to save thousands of American lives as well as million of Japanese lives had there been an invasion. He's not on my list.

Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 18, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council votes to kill support for West Ashley bridge bike lane

For a mere minute! Screw them!

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Posted by MathCubes on August 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston


FOR NOTHING. West Virginia is still poor. Millions of people dead.


So it is in the air if history will deem his fruits RACIST apparently according to you....

Well even if he was RACIST, at LEAST HE WASN'T STUPID like people who are strongly "non-racists" but at the same time are silent about GENOCIDE.

He was never the guy pushing battle plans and reasons for Satanic HOLOCAUSTS to commence on 9/11 so please take him off the list. TALK ABOUT FAKE NEWS STORIES BASED ON SENSATIONALISM. That is how they taught you to hate senator Byrd when he stood for you.

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “The newcomer's guide to great pizza in Charleston

You need to check out Juliet! Best pizza in Charleston so far.

Posted by secastros on August 18, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

Ok he didn't coin the term "white n******"

You don't understand how West Virginia is. The people are SO COUNTRIFIED that is just how they talk. They don't mean anything by it. They all still work and live next to each other, and not even lock the front doors at night. The people of west virginia love all people, and it is just a matter of becoming their neighbor. The mountain folk don't get alot of new neighbors because some parts of the state don't even have running water (it is truly unbelievable). Once they know you they are some of the most loyal friends you will find in the USA regardless of your race. THESE DAYS It is a shame what the OPOID epidemic has done to those remote parts of the state. This man is like a grandpa talking the ways people simply talked back in the day. These people are really so sweet open and honest, and socially naive enough sometimes to use slang to describe people.

Of course I can't talk for everyone, but generally thats how west virginia is in my opinion. It is like a different planet from charleston.

You have to face the facts and be practical in life, and idealism while admirable has to touch earth from the heavens somehow. I think Byrd did the best he could do for us so I am not going to lump him in with TRUMAN. That guy was garbage in and out.

Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 8:05 PM
Posted by Clark on August 18, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Rally continues call for removal of Calhoun monument in Charleston

thank you Lisa for responding to my concerns. I hear what you are saying, and I know how you feel... I can't say your a hundred percent wrong. I just don't judge someone for where they are in life, I think it is a better mark of character to see how they progress.

I remember I was in WEST VIRGINIA after 9/11 and the people there were galvanized by the media. I saw entire FIELDS OF PEOPLE at keg parties chanting, "USA, USA" and "fuck the A- RABS" while laughing DIRKA DIRKA AT EACH OTHER.

That is the scariest thing you will ever witness in your own home country. OVERNIGHT my country was fooled into behaving like PEARL HARBOR had just happened, and that xenophobic bigotry/racism was the ONLY SOLUTION.


This is a video showing BYRD BEING A GOOD HUMAN being in my opinion. What did your favorite senator do back then?…

The rest of the senate at the time HAD NO PASSION FOR OUR COuNTRY.

This man came from a very simple time with a bunch of racists isolated out in the woods of west virginia AND STILL stood against the tide of IGNORANCE and Bigotry the ENTIRE NATION SUCCUMBED TOO.

So what is worst? He just was talking to his people in the past in a language they would relate to. He did it to better be able to lead them, and he lead the state of WV into better things.. He brought so much money for UNIVERSITIES, and research for green technology... He really helped take WEST VIRGINIA out of those dark KKK days you mentioned... From a place where BLACK AND WHITE were BOTH SLAVES TO THE COAL MINES. He helped ALL WEST VIRGINIANS out of that era in my opinion.

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Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “If your grandfather fought Nazis like mine did, now is the time to speak up

"And, you can expound all you wish but very little has been done by "leftists"."

Bullshit. Here, I'll even use one of your favorite sources, CNN, in one of their rare cases of honest reporting: Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement: Activists seek peace through violence…

Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 18, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Goulette plays it safe with a salad and duck fat frites formula

I hate mistakes! In my letter above, it is Perig Goulet's restaurant, and nicoise salad, with a cedille (the site did not recognize the cedille, so it took out the letter. Ugh. :) Vive Perig and his team!

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Posted by Sybil Fix on August 18, 2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sessions visits N. Chs.; Scott sits down with Vice News; Paying twice for VC Summer failure?

It's funny the Ratepayers representatives were made to look like kids eating at the big kids table. See even as Marsh was publicly advertising we would like to complete one unit he was posturing to get money from Toshiba (2.2B) in a manner that would be paid regardless of completion. He cut off buying new materials 10days prior to Santee withdrawal. Southern received over 3B and completion percentage was the same. Why the difference? Marsh was looking for a exit. The guy found out he could collect rate payers checks collect Toshiba money and rake in the profits for the short term. Make 4-6B in 12 mnths vs 4-6B in 12yrs. Business decision only benefit the stockholders and ultimately his pockets regardless of him saying it is for the best interest of the state and customers. Make no mistake they gain nothing from this. He had to blindside the PSC because if they had time to check the numbers supporting abandonment it would quickly become clear how criminally negligent the assumptions are regarding estimate to complete. Yes I said criminal because his actions were criminal in an attempt to defraud customers. He recently withdrew from the abandonment proposal to allow the fire to fan out. The guy is a crook. If one were to challenge assumptions made and if anyone wants the real numbers not those feeding a agenda they are available and most people I know still have computers with saved data that will support any of the above mentioned statements. It's time the PSC take a look. Protect those you swore in to represent. The case against SCE&G is pretty simple and easy to prove. I will give any and all need.

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Posted by Krystle Burnette on August 18, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Goulette plays it safe with a salad and duck fat frites formula

While reading your review of Perig Goulets new restaurant, Goulette, I could not stop imagining a persnickety, sulky, spoiled person who got up on the wrong side of the bed and who should simply have gotten back in to wait for a better day. Essentially, you panned everything except for the color of the walls and the art. Thank God for that.

The review is condescending, disdainful, rude, mocking, and snooty, and, finally, disrespectful to a guy who is trying to make an honest living and has historically done a decent job of it. It sounds like you have appointed yourself judge, jury, and God herself, and a very negative one at that, without any celebration or appreciation for well, anything at all!

I have always found food critics to be of questionable value, sensory referees of dubious qualifications or taste who live to destroy the creativity, courage, and expense that others invest in their professions. And, incredibly, that power is given to you, though there is no public service in it whatsoever. What a frisson of delight you must feel when you walk into a newly opened restaurant, carrying your big sword.

The truth is, it takes a good balance of humility, self-awareness, discernment, and inquisitiveness to make the job of food critic anything more than an ego-driven, masturbatory hatchet job on others, and it seems that you have not quite found yours.

How Perig will do, neither you nor I know. We should all wish him well: it takes balls to open a restaurant in Charleston these days. But one thing is for sure: unless you die sooner, you will reach AARP age before you know it, and, perhaps with it, you will develop a sense of professional fairness and some equanimity. And maybe some joy, too!

By the way, on the nioise salad are anchovies, not sardines. By the time you get to 50, perhaps you will know the diff.

Mon dieu, alright.

Sybil Fix

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Posted by Sybil Fix on August 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Goulette plays it safe with a salad and duck fat frites formula

I guess you just can't relate to a low key, neighborhood bistro with good food, good wine and a wonderful proprietor. For everyone who is a hater of Boston lettuce there are those who love it. One day, you too will join AARP and look back at this review with shame. You obviously don't get out much, because the prices are really quite reasonable.

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Posted by gonzomom on August 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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