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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Folly Boat has returned to sea, floating away in Irma's high waters

It was brought by a hurricane only fit for it to be taken by one. It will be missed.

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Posted by Kyle M Morgan on September 11, 2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “The Folly Boat has returned to sea, floating away in Irma's high waters

Shoulda put a GPS locator on it....

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Posted by Bui Thanh Wands on September 11, 2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “The Folly Boat has returned to sea, floating away in Irma's high waters

Bon voyage Folly Boat.

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Posted by Patrick Alessi on September 11, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “The Folly Boat has returned to sea, floating away in Irma's high waters

Go get it!

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Posted by calm assertive on September 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Charleston tide levels during Irma could surpass those seen during Hurricane Matthew

AlexM - it's because you don't have Bill Walsh

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 11, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Charleston tide levels during Irma could surpass those seen during Hurricane Matthew

Tide already higher than Matthew at 11:30

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Posted by navyvet on September 11, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Charleston tide levels during Irma could surpass those seen during Hurricane Matthew

I'm just curious: Are you guys for real? Evacuating, opening shelters, shutting down the city, and all for a tropical storm that isn't even going anywhere near you. I moved from Chaz to Miami two years ago, right on the beach in the barrier island, and there wasn't anywhere near this level of panic when we thought an actual Cat 5 was going to hit us. Get it together, guys.

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Posted by AlexM on September 11, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Charleston carriage companies launch horse supply drive for Hurricane Harvey victims

...and the Charleston Animal Society (you know, the group that buys anti-carriage newspaper pages and Google ads) will beg for money to save animals. Best of.. should have a liar category so everyone could vote for Joe Elmore.

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Posted by Tom Doyle on September 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump set to end DACA after threat from S.C.'s Wilson and others; VC Summer report released

If the Attorney General is honestly that opposed to illegal immigrants, he should start prosecuting the people hiring the illegals. Simple math - no jobs = no immigrants.
But then, again, he would be slapping the hands of political donors.....never mind

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 5, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Charleston carriage companies launch horse supply drive for Hurricane Harvey victims

...and Charleston's anti-carriage activists will Dr. Lowry to Texas looking for a target-rich environment

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 5, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Charleston mayor calls for new monuments and updated historical markers to tell city’s full story

Well ya, but you hear the same thing from every group. Every group has racists everywhere. You can't say that makes white people today the perpetrators alone.

Every group has that "conspiracy theorist racist" guy that thinks he is that special to be enemy number one to begin with don't they?

That is unfortunate since in my opinion social stratification/inequality is based exclusively off of distributions of new technology (whether it is food, books, or lasers), and that has nothing to do with skin color. Except when skin color or religion is used by the upwardly socially stratified as an excuse to not share their new inventions that their factories shit out.

That is not something the USA or charleston will ever do as our whole economy would be at risk! We want to sell our products to everyone on earth. NOT BE RACIST. Remember DON'T LET THE TERRORISTS WIN GO SHOPPING advise Bush jr gave us?

I know what you mean though about people... some people want to look cool and sometimes tend to joke about people behind their back to look popular to others ..

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Posted by zee on September 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Charleston mayor calls for new monuments and updated historical markers to tell city’s full story

Zee, I have heard several racists here in the Charleston area. After all, they have been honest with me, seeing I am white like they are, so they hoped I would approve.

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Posted by Tom Martin on September 2, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Charleston mayor calls for new monuments and updated historical markers to tell city’s full story

As Americans we REALLY should be having to focus on our ecological footprint stamping on the plants and animals, and not this divisive racist controversy crap from national TV but whatever.

The media is so DISTRACTING WITH CRAP because in the end it is just another product given to you by people who clear cut nature and turn it into poop.

People down here are not racist because they have been neighbors for hundreds of years and know each other, and the gossip is started from these media channels to rile up the AMERICAN people since they are entertained by it.

In reality racism (while it could be important if it actually existed here)has been the furthest thing haunting my thoughts anyways..

I am worried about the poor wild animals these days having a home in the future, and I hope one day CHARLESTON doesn't have to have a monument built to commemorate all of this BEAUTIFUL NATURE AND WILDLIFE that could be eradicated one day at this developmental rate.

Keep up the good work of keeping Charleston beautiful working towards perfection in balance with nature.

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Posted by zee on September 1, 2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Charleston mayor calls for new monuments and updated historical markers to tell city’s full story

Whats this? i actually like this guy.

Finally someone with reason who isn't all about the latest trend on CNN.

The story of charleston didn't end 100 years ago with the building of that statue. Charleston is still here today and it is truly amazing how far we have come in my opinion.

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Posted by zee on September 1, 2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Ex-Rep. Jim Merrill strikes deal on ethics charges, will help state and federal investigators look into Statehouse corruption

Yep, pay one of the eels to help drain the swamp.
Rhetorical question: he's indicted for receiving bribes and he takes a bribe from prosecutors to help root out his cohorts, so how much do you think his buddies will have to shell out before he forgets their names?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 1, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Merrill resigns, pleads guilty; Sanford winds up against Trump; Secret nuclear project report

Sam, in relation to this story, you might check Bill Lewis, former COO of CCSD, and his efforts in spearheading the move to get this property, and then his history as a Naval Officer in administration of the Base prior to his CCSD days and his duties with the Navy regarding environmental problems on base. Interesting bit of conflict of interest.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “In 2010, judge ordered mental evaluation for Thomas Demetrius Burns, suspected King Street shooter

My son was the victim of the May 2011 attack on King Street when he was just 19. We had just moved him to an apartment on Meeting to take summer classes at CofC. He was on his way home that night when he stopped at a hot dog stand on the corner of Upper King. As he set his phone on the cart to reach into his pocket to pay, Thomas Burns reached around him and snatched his phone. My son spun around and confronted him at which time a scuffle ensued. Thomas Burns took out a box cutter and preceded to cut my son from one side of his face to the other and down cutting straight through his lip. Had it not been for the bystanders that witnessed the incident my son very well could have been Thomas Burn's murder victim. Someone applied pressure to my son's face with a t-shirt in an attempt to stop the excessive bleeding while 911 was called. This man has no regard for human life and should have NEVER been out of prison after the first attempted murder he was involved in. He was never charged with attempted murder in the attack on my son and we were never told about his violent and criminal past. We had no say in the plea agreement and this violent criminal was out basically for time served after the brutal attack that has left my son with a life long facial scar, a constant reminder of the attack. Had Thomas Burns been prosecuted as he should have been for the violent attack on my son, Shane Whiddon would still be alive today and his children would still have their father. My heart breaks for his children and his family. Thomas Burns is a violent career criminal that fell through the cracks of our justice system and was basically allowed the opportunity to kill and after two prior attempts to do so, he was successful on the third attempt.

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Posted by Brandy Davis on August 31, 2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “City responds to rumors of alleged KKK rally at College of Charleston

We are not coming I'am the leader of the Loyal White Knights Of the KKK. This is done by members of Black Lives Matters. I have tried getting in touch with Dustin Waters who wrote this story. I have left messages but he refuses to remove his LIE. Reach us at 336-432-0386 for Rally info in North Carolina not South Carolina.

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Posted by cindy paxter on August 29, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Tropical Storm Irma may develop off coast today; Summey's 'Buddy System'

The corruption here seems worse than from where I came from. NYS!!! It's ridiculous. Can't an honest person get into office down here? I attended a city council meeting here in Charleston, and I was shocked how it was conducted. One has to be an idiot not to see how corrupt that Council is. Maybe because I'm from NYC, I see things differently. Everyone there gets their hand schmered. What about the expansion of 525? What's up with that?? All I see is building more homes, more people moving here and no infrastructure!! AND??? No good food markets or restaurants to go to. John's Island. One sub division going up and no supermarkets other than a Food Lion? Don't think so. Only two decent restaurants. Look at West Ashley. Whose bright idea was to build a Whole Foods on 17? Right near a Harris Teeter? When traffic is impossible to begin with. They could have built it on St. Andrews! In the CVS strip center where there is a HUGE space that would have been ideal. So if you want to talk about corruption, write a story on that. Medicaid is just the tip of the ice berg. Real estate developers seem to be getting in on the scheme as well.

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Posted by lynnar on August 29, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Enforcement becomes key concern for Charleston’s Short-Term Rental Task Force

Why don't they pass a law that says everything is illegal unless there is a law that says it's legsl

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Posted by Art Dodge on August 28, 2017 at 10:41 PM
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