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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “Looking back at the origins of Charleston’s most controversial monument

Being that the statue really dates back to 1850, it's an artifact. What the mayor is doing with interpretive signs saying that we do not support Calhoun anymore is probably the best solution. Plus, what else will CofC stoner kids climb on when the statue is taken down?

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Posted by Benjamin Schaffer on October 12, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Former Dixie Furniture building approved for demolition

I've never looked at that building other than the street level... it is appallingly ugly. The false openings are a bit of polish, sure, but yikes.

I share the sentiment about parking impingement although hopefully they'll put in loop driveway that keeps check-ins off the street. Actually what I hope is that they provide parking spaces for their own staff.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 12, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Charleston History Commission grapples with reconciling Calhoun’s legacy and bigoted beliefs

Tom Martin, Of course there will be CofC students in the demonstration, I'm old enough to remember all too well the chaos of Kent State, and the uneasiness of the times. College students and protest go together like white on rice. Would you consider Charlottesville a riot or a march?

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Posted by Scott Burns on October 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council OKs major connectivity projects with Low Line park, Ashley River bike bridge

Im all about improvements, but this park looks like an ideal place to get mugged. Js

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Posted by jtred98 on October 12, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Former Dixie Furniture building approved for demolition

It always has been a rather unattractive building. Now we are going to transform the site into another hotel? Yeah, you thought parking was impossible on that part of King St? Wait until they get the mandatory number of spaces "excused" and we have another damn hotel on the street.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 12, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council OKs major connectivity projects with Low Line park, Ashley River bike bridge

Charleston Moves should have been pushing for a separate bridge all along instead of insisting on taking a lane away from motorized traffic. Glad they decided to go with a more practical solution. Charleston is about 40 years behind many US cities when it comes to bike paths and flood control, just as the fire department was prior to the Sofa City Fire thanks to the "visionary" leadership over the past 4 decades.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on October 12, 2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “City officials set to decide the fate of Charleston’s Low Line park this week

I think this improvement to that area is a great idea. However, it goes through some of the worst areas with regard to crime in Charleston. How will the area be monitored, and patrolled, to keep those on bikes and walking safe? I see a few walls going up, but those tend to help the crooks and the "hood" hide until a victim gets there.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 10, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

"Discouraging speeders and bringing attention to local businesses" is an overtly fake reason for this change. As mentioned in a previous comment, you'll bounce your head off the roof of your car if you speed down Spring St. This change makes everything about driving downtown MORE DIFFICULT. Sad attempt to fool the public as to what the real motive is. Another area to avoid downtown. We've only got a few areas left where traffic flows semi-efficiently. Terrible idea for all parties. No one is "thrilled".

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Posted by Chris Santos on October 9, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

The gun debate is already settled. Elementary school children getting murdered didn't change anything, so nothing is going to. We just have to accept the fact that many many many people are going to have to pointlessly die so angry, insecure men can feel like their rights aren't being trampled on.

Funny how with all of the Second Amendment fellating around here, no one ever mentions the "well-regulated" part.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 9, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Charleston History Commission grapples with reconciling Calhoun’s legacy and bigoted beliefs

John C Calhoun is the source of economist James McGill Buchanan's state protected property rights and used by Chas. Koch as basis for take over of the Republican Party. Please read new book by Nancy MacLean, "Democracy in Chains The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America". These people would like to bring back the pre civil war interpretation of the Constitution that was enforced by the Southern Justices always appointed to the Supreme Court. YIKES, I had my eyes opened and I am a gun owning Democrat.

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Posted by Eileen Stafford on October 9, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

If bump stocks are made illegal, I'm going to buy 10,000 knives and try flinging them 1200 feet, at rapid-sling, to hit my paper targets. Or maybe, I'll try 10,000 hatchets because they "fling" better. Hey, I know - a rapid fire bow and arrow or cross-bow. Simple solutions for simple minds.

When the founding fathers founded this country, there were no such thing as automatic or semi-automatic weapons - all were muzzle loaders (revolvers weren't introduced until 1836 by Samuel Colt) that took a minimum of 10 seconds (for the accomplished) to load and pack their rifles for another single shot. Somehow I don't think the founding fathers had envisioned rapid fire weapons when penning the Constitution. Rapid fire only came about in 1862 around the time of the Civil War in the form of the "Gatling Gun".

But hey, I could care less about disarming of automatic weapons because I don't go to public gatherings and am not in danger of being mowed down and I don't care about anybody but myself anyway, so there. /snark. I mean, once you pay for the tickets at your favorite public gathering, you can't afford health care and if you can afford health care, you can't afford the tickets.

And about outlawing the truck - which is USEFUL. Fully automatic weapons are only useful for killing on a mass scale - MILITARY style. And, no, we don't outlaw the truck but we make the truck safer by doing all kinds of modifications - pedestrian friendly shapes and materials for the front end, autonomous braking, etc.

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 9, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

No entiendo lo que han escrito antes. Slo quiero que tambin tenga pena por lo hecho
a la pobre perra.

Posted by marta cionfrini on October 8, 2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

I demand UN weapons inspections, Sanctions, and labeling all of these American nuts off as terrorists. They are all terrorists.

But don't forget to use Colgate! Remember how Snuggle bears living room was so wonderful to be in with him? Thats why I buy snuggle bear brand. I felt safe as a kid during the commercials

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Posted by zee on October 8, 2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Summerville man arrested for allegedly sabotaging local TV news station

oh I see he is probably being shipped back to berkeley county now due to his arrest, but he is still in custody in Charleston county.

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Posted by zee on October 8, 2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Summerville man arrested for allegedly sabotaging local TV news station

Well was it a malicious act? Did he have political motives? Or was he just worn down and resentful of everything no matter what building he was camping around?
Kinda sounds from the description like he was just a homeless guy.

You guys should go to the jail and ask him and do a story on it. Are you guys allowed to drive all the way out to summerville and ask questions from the scene?... Charleston City paper covers arrests in Berkely county now?

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Posted by zee on October 8, 2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Charleston area businesses start Power to Puerto Rico hurricane relief drive

one of our nuclear submarines from the USA could power all of peurto rico if connected into the grid.. C'mon this is an easy fix yall.

Posted by zee on October 8, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Charleston History Commission grapples with reconciling Calhoun’s legacy and bigoted beliefs

Scott, how can the protest march put the student body of CofC at risk? Many students will gladly join the march. It won't put anyone at risk, not even white supremacists, it is not a riot, it is a march.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 8, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

liberalsoup, while we do have background checks, they apply only to some sales, like sales in a gun store. So they don't apply to gun shows, or to sales between private individuals. So a dangerous criminal can buy a gun legally and easily, for example at a gun show, he does not need to go to the trouble of buying a gun illegally on the black market. In fact, Dylann Roof bought his gun legally at a gun store, the background check was started, but it took too long, so he was able to buy the gun legally, without a background check, which he would have failed, had the background check been finished. So there are too many loopholes to the background check, where dangerous criminals can buy guns legally. So the law about the background check can then be quite useless. Is that really what you want? If that is what you want, why not then abolish the background check, and let stores also sell guns to anyone, no questions asked. So even more easy access of criminals to guns. Of course the second amendment can be interpreted that way, that the right of people to bear arms shall not be infringed. So by such an interpretation, ignoring the militia clause, the right of people to bear arms shall not be infringed by background checks either. People can all bear arms. Are criminals people? Yes, they are. Are immature children people? Yes, they are. Are prisoners people? Yes, they are. So they all have the right to bear arms, it shall not be infringed. So if we go by that interpretation, we would soon have chaos. Prisoners would engage with shootouts with the guards. Children would be shooting at each other. Are machine guns arms? Yes, they are, so the right to bear machine guns shall not be infringed. We can have more massive shootings like in Las Vegas. Well, that is what happens when the second amendment is interpreted as NRA wants it, as an individual right, instead of the right of the well-organized militia, presumably organized by the state, after all, we don't want private well-organized militias shooting at each other.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 8, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Former S.C. schools chief Zais, tapped by Trump for federal job, "most unqualified choice," Charleston education advocate says

This ultra liberal "educator" (Democrat) wouldn't like anyone Trump picks. He still has not realized, or accepted, the fact that Trump won, and Hillarious lost. And what makes him someone who's opinion is supposed to be "expert"? No , just another teacher who did not get his way last November.

Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 7, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Planning Commission meeting on short-term rentals turns into a real slobberknocker

Anyone know of a map that shows the private houses on the peninsula that are on the National Register?

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Posted by Pc Coker on October 6, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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