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Re: “Attractive but unaffordable, Mt. Pleasant is pushing out its working class

I remember back when Mount Pleasant was still pleasant. Showing my age.

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Posted by pugnax on February 18, 2019 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Attractive but unaffordable, Mt. Pleasant is pushing out its working class

I believe this will be a disaster soon. I moved here in 1991. I bought a townhome in 1993. Rent and buying a home was affordable. Now, it is not. Ive seen my, no HOA, neighborhood become a mixture of homeowners and renters. I am thankful that I dont have to pay HOA dues, but they have a place in communities, and there are a lot of pros and cons on HOAs. My home no longer has the value it once had because of the mixture. You have homeowners that take care and improve. Then you have the renter that could care less what the home they rent looks like and live accordingly. Of course, there are some exceptions. A lot of this has happened because of the situation of affordability of buying. So, older neighborhoods, like mine, become the affordable rental.
Now comes in the county taxes and home insurance policies. Ill add auto too. My auto insurance keeps going up every year to the point I cant afford it. I thought, as a car got older, the less its value and the insurance decreases. Not true! Back to the county property tax. Thank God for the Homestead Exemption! Yet, it will not be enough in the near future to be affordable to keep my home. I havent received my Home Owners Insurace yet! However, the same company that insures my car insures my home. Guess what? You bet it will be much highter this year. So, yes! The middle residents of Mount Pleasant will eventually go away. It is sad. I hate seeing what is happening.

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Posted by Paula Norman on February 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

The drug problem is getting worse and I guarantee a growing amount of these homeless washing ashore at 180 place are increasingly turning up addicted to prescription drugs

Posted by sdog on February 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Its because our focus is constantly shifted away from real important s*** to make everyone victims of ancient atrocities from other centuries. The ONLY THING holding someone back in THIS COUNTRY is that victim mentality the media TAUGHT THEM.
No apology needed. Were all strangers in a strange land here.
This countries revolutionary spirit is stifled by this crap, and hidden with destruction of world culture and resources wasted squanderously.
War driven economies based off of scorched earth approach toward the human collective spirit will always lead a society to self destruction.
Our citizens are so quick to point the finger and blame others for their own laziness and repetitive habits of lifestyle these criminals decided that starting a war was a good sales approach.
Stop allowing these highly addictive prescription drugs to be mass produced and flown legally into this country a wall wont stop. Thanks BAYER! NOW WEST VIRGINIA IS FILLED WITH YOUR CRACKHEAD PERSCRIPTION DRUGS. COMING SOON TO A TOWN NEAR YOU! THEY ARE SPREADING!

Posted by sdog on February 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

What's that spell? Mono-rail! (Simpsons reference) That's the 9/11 sales tactic they use to ruin our nation's spirit.

Might as well start getting boeing to build that prt since that sales guy from the Simpsons cartoon had a better plan for our government than the Bushes and clintoms

It's called they have a Personal Rapid Transit the college at WVU built that serves the whole town that really makes us look backward technologically compared to Morgantown West Virginia.

Posted by zee on February 16, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Ya It was called the triangle shirt coat factory fire. It happened on the same block 9/11 happened in the 1920's and featured footage of people jumping out of skyscrapers to their deaths as well. This was used to pass legislation to create osha. AKA 9/11 WAS CAUSED BY A BUSH AND THE DEMOCRATS WANTING ENDLESS WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST. AKA THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK.

They have to do something to stay obscenely rich! They decided that the USA building tanks and bombs was better than free education, health care, and updating our infrastructure like China has done. They sold our government those bombs, took our money, and gave our nation the finger.

One of our colonies founders colonel Rhett as soon as he was able opened charlestons first free school and gave the royalty rich europeans the finger. Wow alot has changed in America spirit because of these dark satanist philosophers.

It's called crimes of philosophy. Lies!

Posted by zee on February 16, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

It's not charlestons fault that Obama and Hillary Clinton under the guidance of Nancy Pelosi led Dylan Roof to that Church while abusing their powers to create a mini 9/11 to embarrass Charleston and paint us as racists.

They allowed those people in that church to be slaughtered so that someone's cousin could get to build another sink hole defeatist monument like the 9/11 memorial.

It looks like a sinkhole, and it's an embarrassment to this country just like Obama and Bush.
Since when do we empower coward warlord bullies to be our leaders instead of inventors, philosophers, and pioneers?

You mean to tell me that a country with all the technology and electricity in the world has to use the stick more than the carrot? They are morons just like their supporters. End the genocide in the middle east you fools.

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Posted by zee on February 16, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Good I love being the straw man bad guy. Why does everyone have to kiss her ass? When they get fed up with it they quit. It's been going on since the place was on east bay street. I dont know. That's just what I heard. I never worked there.

Posted by zee on February 16, 2019 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Attractive but unaffordable, Mt. Pleasant is pushing out its working class

This is the norm in every town and city in the country. No matter how small a town or how big a city, you always have a part where the well to do live. If given the means, are you living in the Ion or on the Battery? Or off Stall Road in North Chuck?

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Posted by Brad 1 on February 14, 2019 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Attractive but unaffordable, Mt. Pleasant is pushing out its working class

Supply and demand. Welcome to how the world works. Does every waitress in Manhattan live there?

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Posted by Cid95 on February 14, 2019 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Attractive but unaffordable, Mt. Pleasant is pushing out its working class


My name is Derek Snook. I'm a local social entrepreneur believe this problem can be solved, at least in part. Check out this short, 2 minute video w/ my idea:

If you live in Charleston and have an open room and are willing to rent it out for additional income and help around the house and conversation, let me know and I will a) run a background and credit check b) personally screen the renter to make sure they are a fit to your life and c) find one person who knows both of you who can vouch that this person and you will be a good fit. You get the last say and if it's not working out we'll find the renter a new place.

If youre interested in opening your home or as a renter, fill this out: Feel free to reach out to me directly at or text me at 843-327-8456.

If you're not interested I'd be curious to learn what your constructive feedback and objections are.

Thanks and I hope that together we can help create a happier, healthier, and cheaper way for Charlestonians to live.

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Posted by Derek Snook 1 on February 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Instead of issuing slavery apologies why dont you people petition Boeing to build a PRT in charleston for free or at a substantial discount? Parking and traffic sucks. We still use asbestos in our construction materials, and we dont have free education or healthcare. You act like slavery is over or something to be issuing a formal apology on behalf of everyone... just go to any fast food restaurant in our area. Just dont get mad if the place is filthy disgusting and broken because they pay people 8 dollars an hour.

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Posted by zee on February 12, 2019 at 6:09 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Ok maybe calling the Sophia institute a reference to satanism is not appropriate, because it is an honest misunderstanding of gnostic Christian culture demigods... Still to name something of a feminist nature the Sophia institute is a hypocrisy since she is a weak God that needs to be paired to a male God in order to not be seen as a harlot in this world.
She is also according to Christian gnostic culture the mother of her son who is essentially satan. That is just the mythology behind the name.

Even the name of the "hagia Sophia" (most important church named for her) in a way means "yoked wisdom" or whole wisdom because Sophia is Whole (aka holy) only when yoked to christos or christ here on earth.
I dont know I think it's ironic the feminists chose a pretty God name that essentially means that they are second to men even in wisdom.

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Posted by zee on February 8, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

I mean Sophia is the lowest God of gods in gnostic culture. She is the God of the underworld of devils and abominations created with their own selfish animal nature logic. You might as well just call it the satan institute since that is what the cult goddess Sophia represents as the most basic and lustful god that is also described as foolish until the end when she realizes her own mistakes and remains a God because last minute she realizes her own idiocy and reflects the most high God through her creations living and dying by the higher MALE gods logic.

So Sophia the name even being used here is not empowering. The name is being used from a very masculine way of assigning gods to the light spectrum. Why are you acting like this name Sophia is not another name for satanism?
Dont shoot the messenger! I dont wear Verizon wireless Hermes messenger God symbols on my tshirts anymore either for that reason. People using ancient symbolism INCORRECTLY to push consumerism and products, because they have been cult names and symbols used in human culture since the beginning of time.
It would be more fitting to call something the Sophia institute if it's for reformed female prostitutes or something...not a bunch of educated people.

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Posted by zee on February 8, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Re: “The Sophia Institute wrote Charleston's slavery apology. Now, it's losing black members.

Wouldnt be the first time all your volunteers quit. Seems to happen every few years with this place losing its volunteers no matter what color they are.
Some people quit just because I hear they hate the beurocracy of your organization they say.

Also people think Sophia is some kind of feminist thing, but in gnostic Christian scripture Sophia is the mother of the abomination animal nature of this material world (as the whole wavelength mates like animals using her "foolish" logic that is not as good as the higher Gods with wisdom to life.
Aka Sophia and her cult is a form of devil worship. I'm just saying look at what your organizations name means logically from source documents on paganism (sophia).

Sophia is the lowest god on the totem pole in the universe according to gnostic Christian culture anyways. Sophia is also the God of the underworld and materialism since it is the only female God in the spectrum (being red and the slowest color of the rainbow). Jesus said that the female God of life in this universe (sophia) made life according to her own will and that it was an abomination before the most high God (represented by light purple/pink). That is why life she creates dies and is of an animal nature.

Sophia was color coded name for the lowest god of the universe based on the color red. That is what the name of the female God of this universe is named. Sophia. The lowest of the gods. Also known as satanism or the God of life in this wavelength of animal mating life. Jesus said the God of this universe mind logic of Sophia only works on the slowest and most material of the wavelengths, and that all of her children protege are abominations aside from the fact that they can worship higher wavelengths.
Sophia is the lowest God being Red on the roygbiv rainbow color spectrum of universal minds that are the gods of each realm. Any color other than red is a faster wavelength of color. That is why she is the slowest. It is physics. Red light is slower than blue or green light for example

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Posted by zee on February 7, 2019 at 11:41 PM

Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

In every conflict winners write history most of the south were fighting because they were given no alternative it was forsed apun them they wanted to fight for there familys there's no winner's in civil war only losers I come from Waterford Ireland tomas franis mhaor was a general for the south and our own country had a civil war again no winner's in it brother cs brother

Posted by gaza blues1980 on February 5, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Tecklenburg lays out plans to harness floodwaters as McMaster focuses on state schools

Flood protection and the I-526X connect in our pockets and pocketbooks. The $300 million plus interest and fees taken from all the county taxpayers for the I-526X that the Charleston County Council (Supported by Mayor Tecklenburg whom hopes to see a road he does not need to add to his budget that his residents will nevertheless pay for.) proposes to add to the states fixed and capped contribution of $420 million is too risky because it ignores ubiquitous and all to undeniable conflicting flooding needs that are unaddressed, costly and inducing greater financial risk to the county as its consequence. Answering both highway and flood related needs along with the countys remaining capital program, needs to be considered in a common frame for a decade owing to the magnitude of funds that will be needed to 2030. (The I-526X build out period.)

It is highly unlikely that there are sufficient resources in the county to fund both I-526X and flooding needs simultaneously, unless we put the entire capital program for the next decade on a well-specified footing. Had either Hurricane Florence or Mathew struck Charleston recently with its full force, we would not be considering this highway; as a portion of the tax base would be missing and funding would be directed at recovery. Not to worry is a luxury we do not have. So is ignoring the high-water protection needs of our community concurrent with this highway decision. The council majority will need to understand and respond to the flood threats; instead of just focusing on a single highway to the exclusion of all the other current clamoring and emerging future needs; that this single large highway investment will not address and if approved, will crowd them out and render them infeasible.

If in the end we will invest in I-526X and flood infrastructure with equal magnitude, then considering both in the same financial plan framework to 2030 is needed to reduce the total investment and tax burden to Charleston taxpayers as both programs are large. If there is a choice will it be life here or an insignificant reduction in travel time; until the waters impacts more of our life style? Otherwise, we have wasted valuable resources. If we are not going to invest substantially in flood protection, then that policy needs to be disclosed and made explicit; that retreat is in the main thrust of our long-term strategy and confirmed by a paltry investment in flood protection.

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Posted by Palm Fred on February 1, 2019 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Saving Veronica

Baby Veronica's story is a reflection of Joseph's in the book of Genesis sold into Slavery Chattel. Both Supreme Coutrs recognizes the green dollars. The bio. mother loved the few dollars; the American Soldiers rights was like deep prayers rising into the Courts of the most Highly GOD till victory came thru. People of our Colored Natives lost many of their children into the unjust Evangelical Systems set up to sell children into the hands corruption. Those so-called Christians didn't do right by the solider. In the end God caused the victory to be restored to a diligently faithful soldier for his true parent rights. Selling the extremely fair skinned Colored children into the Adoption Agencies isn't doing GOD'S will. Life has become religion against, religion. In the end the GOD will show up.

Posted by Jannie Belle States on January 31, 2019 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Tecklenburg lays out plans to harness floodwaters as McMaster focuses on state schools

Will Freeman... Difficult for Teck to halt or reverse the course that was set decades ago under the "visionary" leadership of Joe Riley.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on January 30, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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