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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

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

Mixing bike/ped paths with on/off ramps seems very dangerous unless you can keep everything to one side and it's divided (like the ravenel).

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Posted by Drake23 on August 18, 2017 at 2:38 PM

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

Martin Luther King beat and abused his women and was against gay marriage which is a form of oppression in itself. His statues must come down as well? See how this works?

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 18, 2017 at 12:44 PM

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

Zee - You don't get to pick and choose what parts of history you like. And you don't get to shut people down because you don't like what we say. Robert KKK Byrd was a racist as much if not more than Robert E. Lee. Byrd redeemed himself? Bullshit, you're talking about the person who came up with the term "white nigger"? That Grand Master Cyclop Robert KKK Byrd? The other side could say the same thing of Lee not prolonging the Civil War and leading the call for quick reconciliation of the country after over 130,000 of Americans on both sides were killed.

Of course, you know where is is all headed, CNN folks are already calling for pulling down slave holders Washington and Jefferson memorials regardless of what positive things they might have done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9F3BSv00X…

After that, why should we follow the Constitution they authored? After all it was written by a bunch of old white slave holding racists.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM

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

ALSO LISA- SENATOR BYRD WAS A PATRIOT AND HE STOOD UP AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR VOCALLY. Senator Byrd was simply in the kkk A LONG TIME AGO, because it was the most organized political party in West Virginia at the time. He was NOT A RACIST.

His constituency just happened to be mostly very poor rural white west virginians who don't leave their state much, as West Virginia is still 99% white to this date, and that was A LONG LONG TIME AGO. Senator Byrd was like 90 something years old when he passed from office.

Even if the people who elected him were. He proved himself throughout his life and career, and I am almost insulted that you would disparage a TRUE PATRIOT like that.

I think you should not be so quick to label people terrorists, or racists, or "EVIL".
I think intolerance like that IS EVIL. It's just blind and QUICK to label.

Senator BYRD who at 90 something years old tried to filibuster the senate into NOT GOING TO WAR, by standing on his feet reading for days as long (as he could physically do it). He called our politicians SPINELESS for allowing GEORGE BUSH JR to get us involved in ALL OF THESE WARS.

People sometimes learn from mistakes, and that can also be true for this entire countries history.

What are you one of them LISA? You act like your some kind of activist, but that is a HORRIBLE thing to say about such a GOOD HUMAN BEING.

I may agree somewhat with your take on President TRUMAN being a C***sucker, but leave people like Byrd alone.

Senator Byrd wrote a book, and maybe you should read it first before opening your BIG MOUTH.

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Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 10:53 AM

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

Ohh let me guess....

Another fake protest organized through FACEBOOK, and NEWS AGENCIES like in Syria.

Bastards! Now they are trying to kill Americans here using the same tactics!


The Southern Poverty center is the BIGGEST BULLSHIT ENTITY IN THE WORLD.
Talk about rallying all of these people around a steaming pile of BULLSHIT.

The organization could "watch and monitor" ANTI ISRAEL organizations all day, but it doesn't make them anything but a branch of AIPAC to me.

This article makes the Southern Poverty Center sound almost legitimate the way it was written. THUMBS DOWN.. The only thing it takes to get on their "watch list" is to have a strong opinion on ISRAEL.

Putting a bunch of minority people together for a PHOTO SHOOT to entertain viewers of ABC news at 11 does not constitute a real protest.

I guess I can't decide if the magic of Disney or the Magic of FACEBOOK is a bigger threat to the citizens of a free democratic nation like the UNITED STATES.

In California the news was probably starting tire fires like in Iraq, just to capture them in the background of the protests.

I guess our local stations aren't as depraved here.

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Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 9:23 AM

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

What is disturbing is that these people did it on the cue of the media conglomerates, and not because of how they actually thought themselves before watching the conglomerate on tv.

This is SCARY.

As an example, Radio Rwandan was one of the biggest reasons for the Rwandan genocide. These media CEO's who profit endlessly off of war can try to destroy the people of the united states using similar tactics.

These people probably thumb their nose at FOX NEWS, yet swallow down CNN like it is the HOLY GOSPEL (not realizing it is the other branch of the same bullshit)

These fake news JOURNALISTS and programming seem to want to drive us head first endlessly into war and division for no reason.

Their shitty propoganda shows demonstrate a need to create more wars for any reason they can invent that people will swallow.

Obviously the GARBAGE that owns these news media outlets makes TONS of money off of war, and they are mad at TRUMP because he won't start WW3 with Russia..

I will NEVER FORGET HOW THESE STUPID RICH MEDIA MAFIAS told AMERICANS after 9/11 that causing the death of MILLIONS OF IRAQIS in an act of VENGEANCE was good for AMERICA, FREEDOM, and GOD as saddam hussein was SATANS BITCH.

Where was all of these assholes when I was protesting sending American people to IRAQ?

These suckers didn't even think that George Bush jr or IRAQ was evil until JOHN STEWART TOLD THEM IT WAS SO.

Can't they see that the Statue is good for tourism. Most of the people I know from the pictures work in food and bev/ hospitality.
Wouldn't removing the statue make this place less of a southern Disneyland for tourists? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

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Posted by zee on August 18, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Charlottesville attack reignites local activists' call to remove John C. Calhoun statue

Yes, Lincoln was a racist, but at least he ended slavery in the south, so he deserves some credit for that, so we can keep his statues.

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Posted by Tom Martin on August 18, 2017 at 5:07 AM

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

Who is complaining? Is there voodoo in that statue?
*psh* "black people"

1.WRONG STATUE
2.South Carolina is protected geographically
3 so, no molesting the stuff . Bitch.

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Posted by Aedrea Waggoner-Queen on August 17, 2017 at 9:09 PM

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

I demand the removal of George W. Washington from the dollar bill, all Washington quarters turned in, head from Mt. Rushmore sand blasted and so on. He owned 371 slaves at the time of his death and became a slave owner at age 11. I also demand that Washington DC has the "Washington" removed and is simply called AC/DC (Autocrat Central District of Columbia). Washington State will now be Meh Starbucks State. The Washington monument will now be referred to as the large pointy dick of DC. Also every school in the US with a "Washington" in its name will be renamed to some generic neutral type name. When will this country quit glorifying slave owners with monuments and putting their faces on currency? Is it only the Civil War Statues that we find offensive? Why are we not equally appalled by that Slave Owning Wooden Toothed Dad of our Country? I am with Lisa on this one. Lisa - how about the George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument, gotta go, right? Why is there no demand and squawking for its removal? (that LBJ was a huge political asshole, picked his hounds up by the ears and a massive bigot, I actually really do want his stuff gone). Let me know when the rally for removal of all of that slave owning 1st prez stuff happens, I will def want to go.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on August 17, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Collective Force Foundation takes over Lowcountry Giving Day on Sept. 19

The link to see more about text.gives is https://text.gives.

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Posted by Patrick Bryant on August 17, 2017 at 3:47 PM

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

Showmoor - I'm sure you realize I'm simply pointing out the hypocrisy of these virtue signaling mobs and how this Pandora's box attitude would lead to the removal of pretty much everything that had a person's name on it.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 17, 2017 at 11:45 AM

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

I'm sure Sven Kowalski is honestly worried about his confederate heritage.

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Posted by Saildude on August 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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

Lisa Vergara, you don't understand that they are offended by what others say they should be offended by. They have no time to research material such as you have posted because it so much easier and simpler to go with the crowd. Lincoln's statues should come down also as he advocated never letting black people vote, be on juries or marry white people. He also stated that black people were equal as in being able to enjoy the fruits of their labor but as for being equal to the white people in other respects, no they weren't.

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Posted by Showmoor hi on August 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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

While we're commencing to tear down monuments, why exactly do we honor these modern day racists? When are their statues, building and highways named in their honor going to be removed?

President Woodrow: Wilson At Princeton, Wilson maintained the universitys long-standing ban on admitting blacks and as President of the U.S. he sanctioned attempts to instill segregation into federal departments. Princeton honors Wilson with a college named The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: FDR ordered the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. In other words, Japanese Americans were rounded up and held in captivity. http://History.com reports that FDR instituted internment by [signing] the War Departments blanket Executive Order 9066 in February 1942. FDR is honored with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson: MSNBC put it bluntly, Lyndon Johnson said the [n-word] a lot. While discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, [LBJd] simply call it the [n-word] bill.' LBJ is honored with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac.

Sen. Robert C. Byrd: Prior to being a Democrat Senator in West Virginia, Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. When Byrd died in 2010, the Washington Post printed an eulogy which said, in part, As a young man, Mr. Byrd was an exalted cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan and lead a notably a filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act reflecting racially separatist views. On June 26, 2010, the Cumberland Times-News reported that Byrd was honored by at least eight highways and/or bridges throughout West Virginia. The Times-News listed the memorials as the Robert C. Byrd Expressway and Robert C. Byrd Bridge in Ohio County; Robert C. Byrd Highway (Corridor H); Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (also Corridor H); Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (Corridor G/U.S. 119); Robert C. Byrd Bridge in Huntington; Robert C. Byrd Interchange at Birch River; [and the] Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (Corridor L/I-77).

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on August 17, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Charlottesville attack reignites local activists' call to remove John C. Calhoun statue

If a former politician stated that black people shouldn't have the right to vote or serve on juries or marry white people, would that be considered racist and should we take down his statue? Just wondering since Lincoln said that.

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Posted by Showmoor hi on August 17, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Charlottesville attack reignites local activists' call to remove John C. Calhoun statue

Lisa, I agree with you on tearing down the Buffalo Soldiers monuments in Ohio and Kansas, since they killed so many Apache and Lakota people, some of whom were your ancestors as you say. Those imperialist wars against Indians were just terrible. Hopefully many NAACP members will agree with me. I am not familiar with the National Action Network though. But I hope they too have sympathy for what was done to the Indians.

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Posted by Tom Martin on August 16, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Charlottesville attack reignites local activists' call to remove John C. Calhoun statue

Foghorn, while I can agree with taking down such statues like the Calhoun statue, after all Calhoun was for slavery of blacks but not for slavery of whites, he was a racist; still, I would not advocate burning down the houses those racists lived in. Those who live there now need a home. And their descendants living today, some of them might not be racist at all, might be perfectly innocent.

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Posted by Tom Martin on August 16, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster on monuments: "Our people are different"; Chs-area man spotted in photo alongside C'ville suspect

Wait, what? restaurant workers need help from the city for their parking expenses but office workers, maintenance workers, retail workers, etc. don't deserve it? Oh they're not as important as servers are they... nevermind

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster on monuments: "Our people are different"; Chs-area man spotted in photo alongside C'ville suspect

Yes, Governor, we are different - the killer in Charlottesville was a racist from Ohio, ours, Dylan Roof, was home-grown

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 16, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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