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Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

Uhh...Mr. Santos....
The underlying reason for the limit on docking is not due to a lack of dock availability. It is to keep the city from being more overrun with tourists than it currently is.
Somehow this plan is either completely tone-deaf to the will of the city or is yet another end run to circumvent regulations which have previously been negotiated and accepted as a reasonable compromise for all residents of Charleston.
Regardless of the unknown motivations and interests of Mr. Santos, it seeks to circumvent the efforts of residents to maintain the quality of life in our city.

Posted by PMM on July 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Noose discovered outside home of Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings

Given recent events, I'm not surprised. Glad he now knows what that noise symbolism feels like. Maybe he can help solve this crap we've dealt with for centuries

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Posted by Denmark on July 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Noose discovered outside home of Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings

Not surprised at all

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Posted by Denmark on July 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Jury sides with family of CofC grad Sarah Jones in wrongful death lawsuit

Let me get this straight. A film crew, knowingly, trespassed onto railroad property to shoot a movie. They filmed on a live railroad and believe it's the railroad company's fault for the killing? It would take a train at least a mile to stop at that speed and they should stop because some people want to shoot a movie? Screw that. Get the heck out of the way.

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Posted by Drake23 on July 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

Reaching the (voluntary) cap (of 104 per year) means that there are no more open slots available for the remainder of the year because they are all booked - apparently thru 2018. Booked ships will continue to dock.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 21, 2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “International African American Museum launches genealogy center, research initiative

It would be really nice to know. I'm happy they're doing this.

Posted by eden0718 on July 20, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

So we've hit the cruise ship cap about half way through the year. So that means no more ships allowed until January, right?......suuuure

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Jury sides with family of CofC grad Sarah Jones in wrongful death lawsuit

So what the Hell has the College of Charleston have to do with this story other than to promote chest-thumping by homies? The quality of journalism in this paper with columns like this and those by Ali Akhyari and Dwayne Green show a complete lack of ability by the editor

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Charleston School Board members approve new stadium on Wando campus and give themselves a raise

Yep. Save millions by moving the stadium to Wando, and then spend it on higher salaries for the board members. They knew the stipend when they ran for office, yet now they say it is a financial burden to serve. So quit.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Reports of massive hacking attempts of South Carolina’s voter system likely overblown

It would be a greater service to SC if an in in depth story on the history of the ES&S Ivontronic machines, and include independent research instead of merely being used as a tool for the SC Election Commission. It's another round of 'move along, nothing to see here.' Meanwhile, we are still using ancient equipment that was forced on us in 2004, These machines have no accountability, no paper trial so we're 'faith based' voting. I see the recent admissions by the SEC is a step forward. For years, we've been told that when the machines freeze, votes are lost forever, it's all 'human error.' (meaning the poll clerks, et al.)

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Posted by ssmith8562 on July 18, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

At least the SPLC actually works for a living. Their record of taking down hate groups and standing up for the underrepresented speaks for itself. The FRC is just another parasitic, gleefully divisive, purely partisan Washington lobbying group. Their only excuse to exist is to hustle whitebread sharia law to the tabloid addled culture war dupes.

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Posted by johnpauljah on July 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Stricter parking requirements for downtown hotels gain approval from Charleston City Council

Audubon Swamp Garden tour while in Charleston? Take it with Twin Hype!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYeNCu-NW…

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Posted by zee on July 14, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

Charleston does have it's fair share of hospitality inns and still building more. Beaches are nearby and typical city life with that laid back feel abounds. Not to mention fine dining within a stone's throw of each other. It's going to be at the top for some time to come.

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Posted by Xavaiet Wescott on July 14, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Conveniently left out are the details about how the highly suspect and partisan Southern Poverty Law Center routinely generates a climate of hatred against opponents of the radical lefts social justice agenda, labeling right of center groups and individuals (Ben Carson) which they don't like as hate groups/haters. Their opposition to the Family Research Council is particularly troubling and includes their motivating activist Floyd Corkins in August 2012 to embarked on a plan to commit mass murder at the Council's Headquarters that resulted in him shooting a security guard before he could harm anyone else. Corkins later said he chose the Family Research Council based upon statements of the Law Center and that he also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage.

Citing them as a source is like using Charlie Manson as an analyst of Beatles songs.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Keep tell yourself that. Your own piece contradicts that since you acknowledge that this same publisher also publishes "translations of the Bible, self-help books, ecclesiastical spy, romance novels" as well as books by "Chuck Norris, former NFL coach Tony Dungy". They all fall under your "unifying principles" claim?

They gave you an assignment to write about the launching of a book, you turned into a wandering sophomoric attempt to turn public opinion against someone through the appearance of objective reporting or editorializing. Hack, meet thyself.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Foghorn (et al), if a publisher claims its authors and titles represent a set of unifying principles and two of its authors are politicians elected to represent South Carolinians, I think it's relevant to take a look at other authors with purportedly the same unifying principles, especially if they are as influential as Dobson.

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Posted by Sam Spence on July 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council again backs plan for major increase in workforce housing requirements

Context is key, Ima correctly points out. So I looked up The State of the Nation's Housing (http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research/state…) to compare the figures in this article to the general case:
In Charleston: 19% of renters are moderately burdened, 23% are severely burdened
In the South: 22% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened
In the Nation: 23% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened

So we are basically just above par with our region and the nation.

Caveat: Table W-13 of that report shows that the 42% is actually the combined total of moderate and severely burdened renters, that our moderate portion is 19.3%.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

File under "meh." I misread the headline, thinking that James Dobson himself was publishing it. That these two political opportunists have become friends is about as surprising as smoke at a bbq restaurant.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

That book cover would make a great poster for Brokeback Mountain 2.

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Posted by navyvet on July 14, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Tim Scott is culturally, a "privileged straight whitey" and now I know why - his close, long-standing friendship with Trey Gowdy. Hi, nice to meet y'all.

How to react when a "privileged whitey" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when "trans-gender-ism" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when a "straight" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when "anyone not like you" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when a "bigot" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.

It's called respect.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 14, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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