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Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

My neighbor was so ferociously bitten by no-see-ums, that he confessed to me the ill effect it had on him. He claims that the following day while riding public transportation to work -- he had a sudden, uncontrollable urge to sit on other men's laps while singing Julie Andrew's songs. Is it possible that the bites affected his brain's chemistry? I just find it so bizarre.

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Posted by Jay Garrison on May 23, 2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

Tupper, I suppose having a mistress on the payroll is not being corrupt? Perjury is not corrupt? Talk about fake news! Mismanaging classified emails is not corrupt? You just believe everything the Democrats tell you to believe, don't you? Bless your heart...

Posted by Showmoor hi on May 23, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “CARTA isn't an attractive option for most car owners — but it could be

The idea that buses in Charleston reduce traffic is a myth perpetuated by the people who stand to profit. At any time, only a few people are riding a bus. The buses are mostly empty. Next time you pull up next to one, peer inside and see how many people are actually in it. How many people do you see at an average bus stop? less than 5. Also, I'd like someone to do a real cost benefit analysis. Take the total cost to operate CARTA (overhead, personnel, capital equipment, fuel, operations) and divide it by the number of passenger trips. I bet it isn't any lower than a uber ride. It'd probably be cheaper to subsidize people's uber/taxi rides than operate this large, inefficient, behemoth bus company with its unionized employees and overhead and wasteful spending. It makes sense to operate the bus lines downtown, but the area is spread out with islands everywhere, connected with bridges, all making it highly inefficient to operate bus lines. Last time I rode on CARTA, people would try to get on and pay with pennies and nickels, wasting our time. Other times, people would try to beg their way on for free and hold up the rest of us. No wonder the buses can't get anywhere on time. Bums and people trying to count out pennies to the bus driver at every stop! And the buses hold up traffic, driving slow and making frequent stops.

Posted by Neo Marcist on May 23, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

oh, non existent jail employees? That doesn't align well with the other many non existent and fictitious people that fill this entire story. Not to mention all of the single character photographs that are all done super professionally, or the fact that the CCTV image showing Roof entering the church that day is timestamped earlier than the incident by some 20+ hours earlier. Of course try and find those original images and you can't - they've since been erased - and some agencies have been able to debunk it. Then, you have about two dozen news stories specifically time stamped June 16th, that launched a day earlier. And thats without even dealing with the early leaks that happened on June 17th.;_ylt=A0LEVu6T_YdVIV0AvIcPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTEzajVvczlrBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwYWdpbmF0aW9u?p=shooting+inside+church+in+Charleston+SC&pz=8&ei=UTF-8&type=agc511&fr=yhs-avast-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=avast&b=1&pz=8&xargs=0

Posted by 13 on May 21, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “How to wake up a snoring passenger without making things weird, and other lessons from a young, female Uber driver

Wow, what a wonderful read! Please tell me that your day job is writing for a trendy magazine. Very entertaining and enlightening... I'm searching Amazon for those personal protection devices next! I hope you'll be my next uber driver so I can see if you're as witty as your writing.

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Posted by Bonster on May 18, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Meet Brother Speed, his one-of-a-kind bike, and the owners of the Holy City's raddest rides

He has my sisters Miss South Carolina crown on his bike. Too cool.

Posted by Walter Morrissey on May 17, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “How to wake up a snoring passenger without making things weird, and other lessons from a young, female Uber driver

Is this a blog site? What was the purpose of this article?

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Posted by Drake23 on May 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM
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Posted by njs7227 on May 10, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “How to wake up a snoring passenger without making things weird, and other lessons from a young, female Uber driver

To all: No one should be discouraged by Enid's lack of appreciation for G rated and probably meaningless after-the-ride compliments...hooking up with an Uber driver (who exhibits any level of hotness) is completely possible and all viable efforts should be explored barring any obvious red flags such as a filthy car, excessive makeup, glitter or the presence of a vaper; but even then consider they don't know your real name or apartment number

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Posted by Nikki 1 on May 10, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Charleston County leads the state in overburdened bridges and congestion costs

The congestion in Charleston County has many factors. The biggest one is funding (which is being helped by the gas tax) and other big factors include development, bad planning (both now and many years ago), public pushback and the age of this city. Congestion on the downtown peninsula will always remain because of it's age. Bad planning has been a part of this city since the beginning. There is no connectivity between major arterial roads and there is no essence of a grid system in West Ashley, James or Johns Island, or Mt. Pleasant. There are numerous "Y" intersections in this county and those are notorious for causing traffic problems. Then throw in how fast this county has grown and continues to grow; it is outpacing road improvements. On top of all of this, there are many projects in this county that have had a lot of public backlash and continue to sit on the table like the I-526 extension. Add all of this together, along with other influencing factors, and you have the giant traffic jam that is Charleston County today.

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Posted by Drake23 on May 10, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Charleston County leads the state in overburdened bridges and congestion costs

Didn't we just have a a half-cent sales tax increase to fund road projects, mass transit, and the greenbelt program? Passed on 11/8/16.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on May 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

Vinegar and wine attract fruit flies not noseeums they want blood they will check your animals and all the people in your house the only thing that has worked for me and believe you me it works like a charm it's the opposite of what you would think any kind of a body spray with alcohol I personally use Victoria's Secret I even spray it on my face they were trying to get in my nose my ears when I sleep they get in my nose and go down my throat I actually almost had to go to the hospital my throat was so swollen I could barely swallow and was having a hard time breathing as silly as that name isn't how it sounds they really are something you need to be careful with if you have children and they go into the child's nose while they're sleeping and down their throat and bite and dropped their poison your child should stop breathing I live in Florida I've been here for 10 years they didn't have them in Chicago so this is been new to me I've tried everything so Victoria Secret body spray seriously spray just a white Mist on your face your ears your neck wherever you're getting bit and they do not like Febreeze so spray the area with some fries they won't come near it and if you have pets like I do my poor cat her back is all bitten up she goes outside so it may not be the same for indoor cats however they are attracted to any being that has blood I also found out I'm allergic to them I have never been allergic to anything in my life people I know have had red spots like they show people who are allergic to them it takes at least two weeks for them to stop itching and also if you're allergic it can cause hives blistering and lesions yeah they got my back really bad and if you sweat you better take a quick shower if you have them in your house cuz they will be all over you I hope this helps I wish I would have had this information when this started thanks for listening Chrissy

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Posted by christina woodard on May 7, 2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Exclusive: Ernie Irvan speaks out about farm dispute

This is why I'm so glad my parents moved out to AZ when i was a child so i could grow up with normal people and go to real schools enstead of that home schooling crap. Hell we even frown on all that back road crap like you rednecks and your inbreeding.flukin dirt farmers your all dumb ass red necks

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Posted by good o' boys on May 6, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Even though a thousand new residents will be less than a mile from a large commercial area (Town Center) full of shops and restaurants, I guarantee nearly everyone will still drive across Highway 17 because so little is done to create safe ways to cross. Just like Park West and Carolina Park, once again the City (and State) missed a great opportunity to properly plan and build smart development. Surely residents of Mt Pleasant will continue to complain about the "increased traffic" caused by "high-density housing", yet none of these complainers will be advocating for more sidewalks and crosswalks, expanded bike paths, dedicated transit lanes or other safe alternatives. Housing is not the problem people; lack of safe, modern infrastructure is what's really causing the Charleston region so much pain.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on May 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

I often wonder how the elected officials sleep at night,with all the chaos in Mt. Pleasant or all you see is $$$$.I would love for each one of you,to take a good hard look at your town,and think, would you want your grandkids to grow up here.God sees it all.

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Posted by Jacqulyn C Brown on May 6, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

MP is ruined by Morons who grew up here...Horrible management by inept council members and administration..But, they grew up here and everyone voted for them...MP is F'ed Up!

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on May 5, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

And something I've really noticed...people aren't nice anymore. I got yelled at in Whole Foods parking lot b/c I was walking my dog through the lot and someone was trying to back out...and this was during the tail end of Joaquin. Nobody should be yelling here. How much road rage, horns and middle fingers do you see and hear now? So much for a mannerly city.

One other thing...that parking garage on Shem Creek is a travesty and is completely out of character of the creek. That area should be sacred.

I don't know what the answer is...I can see something in all angles, but the one thing that's certain is that Mt. P. pretty much looks like anywhere else in the USA now. Concrete everywhere, few local stores b/c it's all big box (who can afford the rents?) and traffic! It's sad.

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Posted by Amy Milbrandt Manucy on May 5, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Again, I say, if you want old Mt. P, come to Edenton, NC. Bring your businesses and families here. You will never look back. I know I'm not!!

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Posted by Joy Thames Harvill on May 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Welcome to Long Island

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Posted by Charlie Haber on May 4, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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