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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Agenda: Police seizure laws scrutinized; Mixson apartments to reopen; S.C. falls off Fortune 500 list

If the VC Sumner plant is not completed, that's over $8 billion gone with nothing to show for it. Also, increasing population means increased electrical base load, which will mean more natural gas plants will have to be built at additional cost.
No matter how much solar or wind power is added to our system, we will still need base load plants for when the sun isn't shining, which happens every night; and when the wind isn't blowing.
Personally, I would prefer that these nukes be finished rather than adding more fossil fuel plants, even though they would be natural gas rather than coal. (sorry Donald)

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Posted by navyvet on June 12, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Dorrie, Under trump, your tax rate (somehow I doubt 40% after filing) will stay the same or increase, while the corporate elitists that trump looks out for, himself included, will become exponentially richer. Watching FNC all the time, makes one ignorant to reality.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 12, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Restoration effort reveals new look inside the Hunley, but mysteries still remain

Joseph, I agree with you that drowning is unlikely. But I also agree that it is unlikely that asphyxiation caused the sinking. I suggest another possibility. I believe the crewmembers, and especially Dixon, were incapacitated by the effects of the explosion. This resulted in an out of control backward descent and impact with the bottom in about 10 minutes. The extreme noise produced by the explosion might alone have been enough to disorient or debilitate the crew until hypercapnia or hypoxia took hold. Eventually, the crew did die from lack of breathable air, but that is not what led to the sinking of the Hunley. And I am aware that the U S Navy's Carderock Division does not totally support my position, but they fail to provide a convincing alternative.

Kimble Johnson

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Posted by Patti Johnson on June 11, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Dorrie, Trump is the ultimate elitist. He is rich and he cares only about the rich.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

Inglis was quite conservative in the House, though not on all issues. It is sad that conservatives are so intolerant of those who listen to science on global warming, that they gave so much money to Gowdy as to make sure Inglis is defeated in the primary. In many Republican districts you have to agree with the conservative consensus on all issues, to be elected, rather than think for yourself. So the ultraconservatives now dominate the Republican party, both in Congress as well as in local offices, there is little room for moderates any more.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “The Agenda: 7 years since Alvin Greene; Duncan deletes Facebook post; More flooding days in Chs.

Yes, global warming has advanced, so there is more tidal flooding in Charleston. And yet Trump does not want to fight the global warming.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

"a Never Trumper"

Also known as a sane person.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 10, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

Bob Inglis has been a Never Trumper since early 2016. Desperate attention seeker. Pathetic.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 10, 2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

Good for you John Tecklenberg ! Your voice is badly needed . Thank you for pointing out the physical reality of changes in our environment and specifically, the City of Charleston.

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Posted by Jane Cronin on June 9, 2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

He is acknowledging the physical changes that are happening on a global level and to deny this fact is absurd . Of course there is a connection to the agreement . The dollar amounts of money that are being spent by our government is tremendous and that money needs to have a roadmap attached to it . Trump missed the point entirely and needs to qualify his position as the American people do not support this action . We all need to speak up now !!!!

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Posted by Jane Cronin on June 9, 2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Restoration effort reveals new look inside the Hunley, but mysteries still remain

The crew obviously died from lack of breathable air....drowning men would not have been found at their stations, they would have been crowded around the hatch trying to get out!....I don't think that people who are drowning calmly sit and wait for the water to cover them...these are the only 2 options, eliminate one and that leaves the other...."Considering that the crewmembers were found seated at their original stations within the submarine, these experts suggest that it is unlikely that asphyxiation was what led to the sinking of the Hunley."...I'd say that drowning is unlikely.

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Posted by Joseph Knight Jr. on June 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Us deplorables had enough with the Washington elitists running our country. The Clintons, the Bushs, the Obamas, the Kennedys. We watched as they took away our freedoms, raised our taxes, and turned our nation into a 3rd world cesspool. With Trump, we took back control.

The Liberal elite do nothing but bleed the middle class dry. My tax rate is 40% and my healthcare is now $700 per month thanks to Obamacare. My car insurance is still just $25/month (thanks to Insurance Panda), but if you look at Democrat strongholds like Detroit and New Orleans, where car insurance will run you $300+ per month, its easy to be pessimistic about the future of the United Socialist States of America.

It's been a long time since we had a President who cared about us. Save our country, President Trump! God bless America!

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Posted by Dorrie Chen on June 9, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Mark Sanford rode a tiny motorcycle while forcing BuzzFeed reporters on a tour of his plantation

Not sure why his sharing so much bothered her. Or why his talking to everyone was a bad thing. And her tattoo under a Hanes men's tee was lame. Her tone, her attitude, her attire, her opinion...just fell flat. And I am a fan of Buzzfeed and a hard core liberal.

The wrong people were sent for this report. They failed.

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Posted by YumYum on June 8, 2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Mark Sanford rode a tiny motorcycle while forcing BuzzFeed reporters on a tour of his plantation

Whine much Ms. Reporter? My goodness. And could she attempt to hide her contempt for the former Governor? Apparently not. Real professional.

And who can't ride a 4-wheeler!? Surely he knows what breaks are, right? And this guy was driving the car? Good grief!

This entire "interview" is amateur hour. Is BuzzFeed even a real news source?

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Posted by Simon Jester on June 8, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Charleston school superintendent responds to heated criticism in end-of-year address

So what happens to the teachers and principals that you have screwed over in the meantime?????

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Posted by Patricia Hamilton Finley on June 6, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Mark Sanford rode a tiny motorcycle while forcing BuzzFeed reporters on a tour of his plantation

I can't believe I'm saying his, but for the first time ever I'm behind Mark Sanford on an issue. If the idiots at Buzzfeed thought they were going to get another kind of experience in spending the day with him, they apparently didn't do their homework. I've never seen an incident like this before where Sanford actually seemed of superior intellect and character than his interviewers. I guess that's a result of an age where rank amateurs only need a camera and a microphone and can claim credibility on the internet. If you can come off looking like you were sucker-punched by Sanford you need to find a job you're capable of. Good on ya, Mark.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 6, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Posted by Richard Dix Dawson Jr. on June 6, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

The Mayor's proposals indicate the sincerity of his belief in climate change and the potential harm to the port city if no precaution is taken to avoid it.
I commend him in his foresight, but it is an unreasonable stretch to connect these actions to the Paris Agreement. True, both rest on the belief that global warming is real and that man can alter or mitigate it, but beyond this, there is no action that any mayor can take that specifically parallels the requirements of the Agreement. It is inconceivable that any American city can or will take on the substantial financial burden that the Agreement demands on its members.
The only connection of the two is spiritual.

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Posted by Vincent Savage on June 5, 2017 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

So with Mayor Tecklenburg's vowing to adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement" mean that our city taxes will be going up to satisfy the provision of the Agreement that "developed countries" (the USA) should pay $100 billion annually to countries affected by climate change"?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 5, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Columbia mayor pushes local support for Paris accord; ACLU sues another S.C. county over jails

What do you think Mayor Benjamin will do reduce the world's CO2? Bike to work, sell his car, not use airplanes?

The Paris agreement is about money, unless he has billions of dollars to give to Africa for clean energy production, he can't do anything but talk. Sorry to seem cynical but that's reality.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on June 5, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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