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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

What a humanitarian disaster this is turning out to be in PR!

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Posted by Mike Westerman on September 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Cutouts in tow, Democratic Congressional challenger Joe Cunningham promises not to be another Mark Sanford

Don't think this Cunningham guy is the answer, but getting fed up with Mark Sanford, he came and spoke to the employees at Boeing last year, and someone asked him about him breaking his term limits pledge. He gave some long rambling answer and seemed to dodge the question altogether. I think Katie Arrington from Summerville, running against him in the Republican primary will have my vote.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on September 26, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Cutouts in tow, Democratic Congressional challenger Joe Cunningham promises not to be another Mark Sanford

He should make one with Sanford in his hiking boots, on the Appalachian Trail, which as we all know runs from Maine to Tierra Del Fuego.

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Posted by navyvet on September 26, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

In six days, 3.4 million people without power or water would typically consume 61 million meals and let's just say five million gallons of drinking water plus whatever millions more for sanitation. These Americans are in dire, dire, dire need.

And if it is anything like any other major disaster, the donations should focus on money and certainly not second-hand anything.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 26, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

It has been almost one week. Since then, The mayor of New York City, the governor of New York, and a senator from Florida have all pledged their support for Puerto Rico. First responders from New York City ate all ready on the ground. Where is South Carolina's support? Cities all over the United States have set up donation centers. Where are the ones in Charleston?

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Posted by frannybnanny on September 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

In the five days since the storm, FEMA says it has distributed more than 1.5 million meals and 1.1 million liters of water to Americans affected by the storms, with more staged for future deliveries. 10,000 American troops have landed, and several hospital ships are even now off the coast of Puerto Rico.

11 ships have docked delivering another million gallons of fresh water, 23,000 cots, generators, fuel and food. Help is coming. It does not arrive overnight. More is coming. Texas took several days to get full support and they are CONNECTED to the U.S. by roads, not by an ocean. If these supplies had been delivered immediately after the first storm, they would now be destroyed by the second.

Help is coming. After Hugo, we had no power for 14 days. I know the frustration. We went without food supplies for 8 days. We know the desperation. I am still troubled by memories of women by the road, while I stood in a mile long line to try to buy ice, holding up cards asking for milk or formula to feed their babies. I now have several gallons of powdered milk stored in my home for the next bad storm just so I do not have to look these women in the eyes again and say, "I cannot help you."

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Posted by Jshicke on September 26, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

I noticed this is one of the most viewed, yet it didn't even get prime placement on your homepage. Charleston is celebrating it's 28th anniversary of surviving Hugo. Puerto Rico was just hit by not one, but two major storms, back to back. How would Charleston be doing if everyone ignored it after Hugo? It would likely not be the #1 or 2 city in the world. If anyone should be doing something, it's a city that understands what they are going through. We should be doing more. This is NOT enough.

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Posted by frannybnanny on September 26, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Biden criticizes Trump at Charleston gala; Corner-cutting at VC Summer?; SLED called in

RE: The VC Summer nuclear plant. SCANA was the primary company involved and had the major dealings with Westinghouse, the contractor. Westinghouse refused to listen to SCANA about the state law requiring all plans be reviewed and approved by a state-licensed professional engineer. Westinghouse misled SCANA and Santee-Cooper in many other areas, such as a reliable construction timetable and cost estimates. I could go on about Westinghouse's blunders and deceit, but it would take more time than I have to tell.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on September 25, 2017 at 12:32 PM

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

And yeah that vp guy is awful

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Posted by Dirk Calloway on September 22, 2017 at 1:47 PM

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

Will parking still be on both sides of the street??

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Posted by Dirk Calloway on September 22, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: County will pay $33 million to settle N. Chs. suit; Feds subpoena nuclear docs

Another rip off of the taxpayers. Hope no one buys the bonds, make the councilmen who voted for it pay. Something is fishy going on here and the media needs to do a full press investigative report - no nonsense and no sacred cows. Too many losers here that should have sent up warning flags long before anything was agreed to. It shows that democracy has its limits as the public naively believes that once they elect someone to public office they are making decisions in the public interest. Obviously this is not the case.

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Posted by Pc Coker on September 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham pushes hard for Obamacare repeal; Blue Cross Blue Shield comes out against

Exactly Tupper. Pre-existing conditions, young adults, child bearing age females, the elderly (Basically Everyone) = Completely Screwed. It will cover y'all, just send in your deed or your first born or your entire paycheck monthly cause who needs to eat. Just Mr. Graham's way of showing how much he really cares for everybody.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on September 22, 2017 at 10:46 AM

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

I like how the VP of the neighborhood association said this will "discourage speeders". Has she driven down these 2 streets lately!? You will blow a tire in one of the 1000 potholes if you speed.

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Posted by esd92 on September 22, 2017 at 10:38 AM

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

Like I need another reason to avoid downtown.

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Posted by navyvet on September 22, 2017 at 9:36 AM

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

It's also going to be great (sarcasm) when it's 2-way and all the parents stop in the middle of the street in front of the Cannon Street YMCA to drop off/pick up their kids during rush hour. Traffic is going to back up like crazy, esp. since it leads to Coming/the Crosstown.

Regarding street parking- at a Cannonborough-Elliotborogh neighborhood association meeting to discuss this conversion 3 or 4 years ago, a city representative told the few residents who showed up that street parking is 'a privilege, not a right' and heavily implied that at some point in the future, it would be removed for a paid parking garages for residents lacking driveways.

Makes sense- the city would make a lot more $$$ for monthly parking spots that we'd all have to walk blocks and blocks to and from lugging groceries, that it does on the cheap yearly street parking permits.

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Posted by Elise Ladew on September 22, 2017 at 8:21 AM

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

These streets are too narrow for 2 way traffic, unless they eliminate parking altogether. Spring Street is a bus route, which will slow traffic to a crawl.Yhis is a really stupid idea!

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Posted by Love to sail on September 21, 2017 at 11:13 PM

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

I am a truck driver downtown that delivers to places on both Cannon and Spring street. When I drive there now I have to take up 2 lanes because they are so narrow the truck does not fit in 1 so I hope in this conversion, something is being done about widening otherwise, I am going to be terrified of driving them.

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Posted by Josh Taylor1 on September 21, 2017 at 8:26 PM

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

At least these horrific roads will get repaved.

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Posted by calm assertive on September 21, 2017 at 8:03 PM

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

It's all a scam to turn 1 job(that the road construction company had already milked long enough) into three jobs. I give it 3 months after completion until everyone realizes " hey this doesn't work!". Then guess who gets the contract to demo it, and put it back the way it was? The same company the screwed it up to begin with. It's how they triple their money at the tax payers expense, and fleece the pockets of the city council members who voted for it. Business as usual in Charleston.

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Posted by Justin Glave on September 21, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham pushes hard for Obamacare repeal; Blue Cross Blue Shield comes out against

So it covers pre-existing conditions but insurers will be allowed to charge whatever premium they want and pay as little as they want for the related medical services. This certainly protects the insurers bottom line and allows more corporate donations to their favorite politician. Meanwhile, if a baby is born with any congenital illness, they will be forced into poverty, no doubt, through higher premiums and a lower monetary level of coverage for the illness.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 21, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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