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Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

Time to live on a boat!
Kevin Brunson

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

Mat Cat, if God's Mighty Hand will deliver us from rising sea levels, why doesn't he go a little further with his Mighty Hand and deliver us from famine, pestilence, war and starvation? What hogwash.

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Posted by levester on April 20, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

Gail Kof. Are you aware the average draft horse weighs between 1500 and 2000 pounds. You don't hear any horses cry because they don't cry! You dern sure don't hear carriage horses cry. Never happens nor has it happened. You seem to be very uninformed about horses. You certainly are the definition of ultracrepidarian!

Posted by Sherrie Zabinski on April 20, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

There should be a scale to weigh the passengers that are signed up for one carriage before loading it up. Some of these people are heavier than the horses. Each carriage should have a total weight limit for every group going on board before it is allowed out. The maximum temperature that the horses are allowed out should be lowered to 80. These horses are miserable I hear them crying during the tours. Seeing them makes Charleston less desirable as a place to live.

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Posted by Gail Kof on April 20, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I, too, am a graduate of the class of 1968. I recall many teachers with advanced degrees, and a fierce desire to help us succeed. Though we received substandard resources, these teacher challenged us and made sure that we received a first class education, academically and socially.

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Posted by Rita Hector on April 18, 2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

This is a fascinating, if not tragic, account of the decline of Burke High School! As a proud Burke alum, Class of 68, a former member of the famed band, and also coached by Modie Risher, this account is truly heartbreaking to say the least! Having grown up in the shadows of BHS, although I no longer reside in Charleston, I frequently return to my old neighborhood where I have witnessed firsthand the changes so eloquently detailed in this article. I am shocked to learn that the enrollment at BHS is now less than 400 students! There were 241 students in my graduating class. Suffice it to say, Charleston has certainly changed since I left in 1968 and we can debate whether the many changes have been for the better...but that's a conversation for another day!

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Posted by Gerald Hamilton on April 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “So, you want to march in Charleston?

If you REALLY want to affect change, VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by working mom on April 16, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Brett Bursey has been organizing for more than four decades

I have known Mr. Bursey since the time of his famous protest against President Bush Jr. in a so-called protest free-zone. I even appealed to President Obama to pardon Mr. Bursey. If anyone knows the meaning of protest and civil disobedience it's my friend Brett Bursey!

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Posted by Sterling Rothchild on April 14, 2017 at 3:38 AM

Re: “So, you want to march in Charleston?

If you want to affect real, positive change that benefits everyone, it can't be done by simply ramping up emotion with a public display of discontent. There is too much work left to do when the hub-bub dies down. Forget radical rhetoric and oppositional behavior. Why create bitter, eternal enemies to oppose your cause? Why chance innocent blood on your hands if things get out of hand? If you are willing to die for your cause, then surely you should be willing to work for it. I suppose dying is easier.

if your cause is righteous, then offering your case in a spirit of fellowship should be able to win the day.

Listen, youngsters. I dont need to quote another scholar, I have been hip since hip was hep. Here is how you change the world . . . with positive energy, an open heart, and patience. It's all good and getting better all the time, why deny it? Protest? In ten years all but two of the moment have gone mainstream or sold out to corporate. Those two are still sleeping in the park and eating at the Daily Bread Mission.

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Posted by Chip Curry on April 13, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Advice on organizing from Black Lives Matter Charleston's Muhiyidin d'Baha

With so many words you don't have any mention of anything he did that helped make anyone's life better. Organizing is more than self promotion. Is this "organizing" nothing more than a fundraising scam?

The confederate battle flag has been adopted by hate groups as their symbol. Terrorist criminal organizations like the klan and nazis wave this flag. Why steal their flag?


By the way, are criminal charges pending against Muhiyidin d'Baha for his flag grab?

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Posted by Tom Tito on April 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Advice on organizing from Black Lives Matter Charleston's Muhiyidin d'Baha

All Lives Matter,

Unless you Multiply them by the Speed of Light Squared,

Then they Energy !

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Posted by Paul Luman on April 12, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Advice on organizing from Black Lives Matter Charleston's Muhiyidin d'Baha

An excellent article about a brilliant young activist. Charleston is privileged (no pun intended) to have Muhiyidin d'Baha working to make our community a more just place for all of us.

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Posted by MelvintheBarbarian on April 12, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “An organizer of the Charleston Women's March describes her first foray into large-scale demonstrations

It was a well run and well attended event. The weather was iffy but 3,000 or so attended. Having people march from various locals throughout the city was a stroke of genius. Court and crew are to be commended for their efforts.

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Posted by Lee Anne on April 12, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “What one near-fatal overdose can teach South Carolina about the need for new drug laws

Usual government over reach wasting money and time on task forces that do nothing but spend more money. MAKE THE BIG PHARMAS PAY FOR OD'S, TREATMENTS, AND OR DEATHS... the drive, motivation and release of all these senseless drugs on the street will go away real quick. All the motivation is to sell more, as there is no consequence to them, and only to the families that lose their children or spouses.

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Posted by Kenneth Emery on March 31, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “What one near-fatal overdose can teach South Carolina about the need for new drug laws

50,000 Americans died from overdose in 2015, 2/3 were from prescription drugs used incorrectly / illegally.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 31, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “What one near-fatal overdose can teach South Carolina about the need for new drug laws

You don't want to discourage people from reporting someone who is in serious danger of dying. However I think in the making of a Good Samaritan law in regards to users calling 911 for users, there should be more done for them than law enforcement turning a blind eye. Confiscation of all drugs and paraphernalia with a trip to a clinic for a health check perhaps. People who are addicts and are under the influence of their poison of choice tend to not make good decisions, this good sam is a case in point. He goes to the trouble of hiding his acquaintance's syringe, etc. to protect him, when in fact it could have impeded diagnosis and treatment. The sad fact is, both men are ruining their lives.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 31, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “What one near-fatal overdose can teach South Carolina about the need for new drug laws

Laughable. Arrest the guy trying to help and send the guy home who needs it.

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Posted by Aaron Wood on March 30, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The legend behind Charleston Boxing Club is ready to get his due

Hollywood, a true legend in the community who deserves recognition for the time and love and dedication that he's put into the lives of young men and women of the community. I've never seen a man more dedicated to his craft of pouring his knowledge into others.He was truly a blessing to me,my friends,and my kids.love you Al Meggett.(Steven Archie) please support the Charleston Boxing Club.

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Posted by Mr Steven Mrs Kim Archie on March 27, 2017 at 7:32 AM

Re: “The legend behind Charleston Boxing Club is ready to get his due

Hollywood was a big part of making my son the wonderful adult he's become. Made him make tough decisions like smoke or box, drink or box, party or box. Life is simple when you're in the ring: quit now and never fight again, get hit until they stop the fight or fight back with whatever you can find inside. Simple, but not easy. Thanks Al, for all those you steered right but haven't got around to tell you

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Posted by Mr. Cohenhead on March 24, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “With federal investigations ongoing, Charleston is not immune to anti-Semitic threats

Lynnar; everything you posted is spot on. The #1 hate crime in the United States is anti-Semitism. It is insane and evil, with no rationale other than the need to satisfy a hunger for vindictiveness. It is increasing in Europe because the sickeningly liberal governments in the EU treat migrants from Islamic states with kid gloves, letting them get away with far more than any citizen could. I would also add that there is another factor which is militant secularism which is becoming the cornerstone of a new global ethic, in which any sort of faith in a Divine being is seen as the cause of all of man's problems. Oddly enough this secularism on the offense also leaves Islam alone out of fear, and because it is usually so hostile to all other faiths but its own.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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