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Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Nice story. Wish my wife of 25 years would consider attending a clothing optional camp ground. When we lived in Ohio, I thought she was going to visit one, then she acted out in tantrums. Needle to say it didn't happen. Mind you, I joined Naturist Society in 1981, then life member. We moved to Arkansas and she said, i don't want you opening a nudist sight here.(its against the law down here). After being ill a couple times, I decided to visit Oaklake( AANR) near Depew,Okla. It was the best vacation I've ever experienced(72 years young) joined AANR also. She blew up. It was like lying but at that age, i was going to find out the facts.

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Posted by Jerry Stambaugh on November 15, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Words matter more, party matters less, and other observations from the 2018 Charleston midterm elections

How many candidates are OK with you Dear Sir? Please let me know before I file next time. Ugh.

Posted by Frank Beylotte on November 14, 2018 at 10:55 PM

Re: “S.C. House races need to be more competitive


Posted by David Kyle on November 14, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Words matter more, party matters less, and other observations from the 2018 Charleston midterm elections

Good results may well come from actions that are not really the best. Yet there is value to being cautious in our actions to ensure the truly best overall result. Disagreement is good and can lead to learning when we listen and seek understanding. Its ok to disagree but not to be mean about it. Make America Civil Again!

Posted by Tom Walker on November 14, 2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

These flying devils are the WORST! We purchased a lot in Southern Florida to build but these noseeums are eating me alive and my husband none. We got married in March, I did not get bit st all. In August we came back to look for homes or properties and I had over 100+ bites. I used several OTC benadryl, calamine no help. The I pulled out the power using bleach and nail polish. I looked horrible but it helped a bit. We are back now for 6 months in November guess what, started eating me alive. I tried everything, the is a lot of poison in those dang bites! Well this is what has worked, Wet Ones antibacterial wipes. You cannot use substitutes the active ingredient is Benzethonium Chloride 0.3% others have 0.11%, NO GOOD. Rub them aggressively until you can't handle it. The bites sorry for explanation but they ooze out, looks bad but it works! Then I bought Avon skin so soft original scent spray. Just started it today.

Posted by Tammie Cox on November 14, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Re: “S.C. House races need to be more competitive


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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on November 14, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Joe Cunningham heads to D.C.; Charleston considering increasing minimum wage to $12

The cost of living is already very high. If you increase the minimum wage, watch the cost of staying at hotels or eating at restaurants go even higher. I can assure you that the housekeepers and dishwashers are not getting $11.50 per hour. All the costs will be passed down to you, the customer. Charleston will become a place you can no longer afford to shop in or go out to eat. You'll get more companies from outside Charleston commuting to Charleston because their employment costs will be lower. Traffic will get even worse. Businesses will have the incentive to move their offices out of Charleston. The real minimum wage is zero dollars. An increase in minimum wage will pressure employers to cut hours or automate jobs. This is easy to do especially with mobile orders now easy to implement.

The desire to raise minimum wage is a natural consequence of a belief in the fantasy of demand-side economics.

Charleston is already a very competitive job market. An increase in the minimum wage is unnecessary. What you will see are very low skilled workers lose their jobs. The cashier at a breakfast cafe I go to is mentally challenged. He has trouble counting and is very slow thinking about what he is doing. They employ him because he's a sweet young man who tries very hard and is very polite. Customers are patient with him because of that. I'm afraid that the cafe won't be able to pay him a higher minimum wage because he's just not really that productive. It is better for a person like him to have a job than be forced out of the workforce by an artificially high minimum wage.

As usual, DemoKrats never consider the unintended consequences of their Do-Gooder policies. Raising the minimum wage is a lousy gimmick used by unintelligent politicians who must have never studied economics.

An education at The Citadel is worth the cost in my opinion. You get a valuable, no non-sense education and the standards are high and they have very good professors. Most Citadel graduates I've encountered went on to be successful. Unfortunately, College of Charleston just doesn't turn out high quality students in most of their programs. Higher learning is not its core agenda. It is more-so a social club for parents to vacate their basements. Since there are no basements in Charleston, I'll substitute the ROTG. Most CofC graduates I've met went on to be baristas or pedicab operators. There are, of course, exceptions. Hopefully the next president of CofC is more concerned with a regimen of intellectualism, critical debate, and the hard sciences rather than "social justice" (which is actually injustice to those it targets) and the fragile, emotional feelings of delicate college students who need safe spaces. There are many people in college who absolutely do not belong there. The college is so worried about maximizing revenue to pay its ridiculous high salaries and pensions that they are willing to lower the bar for entry. Heck, they are more worried what color every student is rather than how smart they actually are. They want their students to look different but all think alike. College of Charleston - a campus full of NPC's.

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Posted by Sense A on November 14, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

Have it designed by a skateboard company or street artist.

Posted by Prospero Lavey on November 13, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Joe Cunningham heads to D.C.; Charleston considering increasing minimum wage to $12

Minimum wage is currently 7.25/hour not 11.50

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Posted by Rog on November 13, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Charleston could be the next coastal city and the largest in S.C. to ban plastic bags

Ban the damn things NOW!

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Posted by pugnax on November 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Blotter: Lost control

You gotta pay the troll toll.

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Posted by Kickapoodude on November 13, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “PHOTOS: Charleston protesters speak out against Sessions firing, "No one is above the law"

It's like McCain and Comey and Romney. If they appear to be troublesome to Trump, they are heroes (even though the left also previous hated them) because leftists have one and only one agenda: FUCK TRUMP

If Sarah Palin criticized Trump they would laud her.

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Posted by Cid95 on November 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Blotter: Lost control

Geez man, even the blotter pic has a reference to Trump. He owns you guys minds, so much free real estate between you guys ears. Don't worry cupcakes, we are gonna keep on MAGA'ing for 6 more years!

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Posted by Brad 1 on November 12, 2018 at 10:25 PM

Re: “PHOTOS: Charleston protesters speak out against Sessions firing, "No one is above the law"

I did not realize Jeff Sessions had so many admirers on the left or that so many Americans don't understand how presidential appointments work.

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Posted by Mark Miller on November 10, 2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Charleston protesters will stand against firing of Jeff Sessions in Marion Square on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The left has become the 1930's brown shirts of the Nazi Party. When will these unhinged loonies try their own Night of the Long Knives? It's funny because this garbage is pumped up by places like the CCCP, the national media, TV, movies, anywhere you look basically. But, if you look at the entire world, their is a direct movement by all countries to the more conservative right. Western Europe is beginning to reap the rewards of leftist policies, and it is being revoked. The US is at the peak of this movement or very close, soon you will see a downturn in this nonsense. More moderate Democrats are being elected and hopefully the extreme left Progressives in politics will be eaten by their own. Extreme religious conservatives during the Bush Presidency was not a good thing, that's not true conservatism. And the extreme left is not a good thing for Demorats, it is not true liberalism. Guys like Cunningham seem like a good start, but these crazies gotta go.

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Posted by Brad 1 on November 9, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Cutty's hosting gathering Friday to remember Mel Garrett, who was struck while riding his bike this week

This man was a legend and will be forever in our hearts. A tragedy. Much love to his family.

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Posted by Niki Szidat-Barton on November 9, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Charleston protesters will stand against firing of Jeff Sessions in Marion Square on Thursday at 5 p.m.

wow didnt know there were so many ignorant and misinformed people .....the president has the right to appoint and fire anyone in the executive branch the constitution....oh i forget you want to get rid of that piece of are communist ....plan and simple

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Posted by cmc3rd on November 9, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Complete list of Charleston-area 2018 election results

I wonder if he actually thinks that people read these protracted comments. I know it's a trollish comment, but I really do wonder.

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Posted by Kickapoodude on November 9, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Clyburn says he'll run for majority whip; BMW shifting some X3 production to China after tariffs

This report dating back to 2010, before Trump, explains how China was ripping off American manufacturers and exporters long before Trump ever showed up on the scene. Trump is in negotiations to fix this because Obama never had the fortitude or negotiating capability to do so.

China's multiple barriers to American products (Published in 2010)

"China still maintains high duties on some products that compete with sensitive domestic industries. For example, the tariff on large motorcycles is 30 percent. Likewise, most video, digital video, and audio recorders and players still face duties of approximately 30 percent. Raisins face duties of 35 percent."

"The report briefly mentions China's most recent escalation, its November requirement that American corporations move their R&D and patents to China"

Under Hussein Obama, American companies are required to forfeit their research development, and intellectual property rights and patents to China. Obama was letting the Chinese government practice mercantilism, the strategy of maximizing exports and minimizing imports.

Six years before Trump began politics, economists were calling for the U.S. government to impose equal tariffs on China to set in motion a renegotiation of trade terms:

"It's time to impose a tariff on Chinese goods proportional to our trade deficit with China. Such a tariff, permitted by a special WTO rule for trade-deficit countries, would finally force the Chinese government be take down its many, many barriers to American goods and services." -Howard Richman, 4/1/2010

President Trump is doing the job DemoKrats should have done back in 2010 when they had the White House and majorities in both the Senate and House. But DemoKrats were too busy increasing the healthcare insurance costs for over 100 million Americans so that they could give free healthcare insurance to just a few million, most of whom were already eligible for medicaid beforehand.

Clyburn is responsible for laundering millions of dollars which were misused at South Carolina State University. That money was never recovered. Instead, the University hired a corrupt DemoKrat from Chicago (Thomas Elzey) who was almost as corrupt as Clyburn himself, further hurt the South Carolina State University's finances and left the University begging Governor Nikki Haley for a bailout from the taxpayers. DemoKrats like bailouts. DemoKrats bailed out the DemoKrat city of Detroit with $300 million in tax subsidized aid in 2013.

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Posted by Sense A on November 9, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Ignore climate change or don't, but you're still paying for it

Who is Rouzy Vafaie anyways? A Republican? Sorry, but Iranians don't have much of a track record for being strong believers in Individualism, free market, freedom and liberty, individual rights, being created equal, etc. Perhaps you are a contrarian? I wonder if you or your relatives or friends aren't in on the climate change hustle. Perhaps your experience in the insurance industry means you stand to gain from insuring against hysterical fears about climate change. Convince more people that hurricanes and floods are going to wipe them out so that they increase their coverages? Rouzy Vafaie is also involved in politics. So he might just be another politician with his greasy fingers in on the tax funds laundered to these schemes. Perhaps he wishes for FEMA to get greater funding so that his insurance company is better covered and subsidized by Federal tax dollars.

Consider the source people. He makes no scientific, convincing claims in this sloppily written article. It's emotional, politically motivated garbage void of facts, data, studies, or anything meaningful that should compel you to want to pay more of your hard earned income to these politicians or warrant them to confiscate other people's earned income which DemoKrat voters so often love to do.

He claims he's a Republican, but calls other Republicans "climate hoaxers." Yet the best evidence we have of hoaxes are from Climate Change proponents who accidentally got their e-mails leaked like Hillary Clinton and John Podesta. It always sux to get caught with your hand in the cookie jar, doesn't it?

Several things in his article are wrong.

"Hurricane Florence missed us, but even as a tropical storm, still caused mass evacuations (expensive), closed schools and businesses (expensive), and led to scores of casualties."

Hurricane Florence did not cause mass evacuations. Your government did. Government schools closed. Your government made it expensive. Your government told you to evacuate an entire week before we received a mere rainstorm. Heck, it was a beautiful sunny day the day they claimed it would hit Charleston. I took my children to the park! Most (not all) of the people who die in these storms do stupid things like drive cars through storm surges or try to walk through storm surges or go surfing during dangerous currents. Most of those deaths could have been avoided with sensible preparation, caution, and Darwinian logic and good instinct.

"you're already paying for climate change, but not in the way that helps the economy or sparks innovation"

Yes. We already pay billions in taxes that go towards the hustle in the forms of grants and foreign aid and contributions to foreign causes. Also, Obama used the scheme to reward his campaign supporters in 2009 to the tune of many billions of dollars for a long list of now bankrupt companies that never produced anything beneficial to the economy nor anything innovative. The current government spending does not help the economy or spark innovation.

"This Republican has had enough."

Oh really? Go retrieve the $1.7 billion Hussein Obama dropped off on a pallet in Iran and put it towards your global warming, oops, I mean "climate change" hoax. I'm sure none of that money made it to any of Iranian Valerie Jarrett's communist family members and friends in Iran....nahhhh Obama and Jarrett are too honest for that! (FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarretts Family…)

"Left unaddressed, climate change is likely to fuel more storms that ravage our coastline, raise our sea levels, and flood our lowlands."

LOL. Seriously? So if I pay you more of my hard earned income, you're going to personally stop the seas from rising and stop the hurricanes dead in their tracks? The seas will be calm all year round? The sun will shine more often? What? You're going to build a magical weather machine? Listen to what you are promising. It's a lot of "hot air"!!!

"Conservatives like me believe in protecting the environment through free markets and deregulation, which in turn creates competition."

No, you don't. You are suggesting a coercive government imposed carbon tax which is the antithesis of free markets and individualism and free will. You aren't a Conservative, so stop pretending. Let people conserve their own earned income and apply it as they wish. If you believe in free markets, then you'd suggest that all your fellow believers voluntarily donate to the cause rather than be coerced at gunpoint by the IRS under threat of seizure of our assets and jail time.

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Posted by Sense A on November 9, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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