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Re: “International African American Museum now accepting contributions from small donors

I have a large friend who wants to contribute. Not allowed?? How about "small contributions from donors" rather than "contributions from small donors" ? Let's put the size modifier where it belongs, with the size of the contribution... OK, I'm done, just need a grammar fix once in a while.

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Posted by Bobbie Rose on October 14, 2017 at 1:40 AM
Posted by tupper29406 on October 13, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Also, your Obama admin approved bump fire stocks. Funny how Hillary cries about suppressors at 6 am following Vegas too, one week before bill was to be voted on. Hillary, up at 6am, lol

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Posted by Edgar Winter on October 13, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

And why is Muslim issues thrown into your agenda opinion piece?
Also, many Euro countrys, which many liberals want to emulate, mandate suppressors. They are just mufflers for guns.
No crime has ever been committed with one. Criminals commit crimes. US Citizens doing an ATF background check for a gun related item isnt the issue. Its cost and time. I have a silencer and an SBR.

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Posted by Edgar Winter on October 13, 2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

The laws do not apply to criminals, that is why they are criminals. Laws only suppress the law abiding citizens.

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Posted by Blu on October 13, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

When I ran out of money while at college, I quit and went to work. Pretty simple, really.

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Posted by John Lee on October 13, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

From the ShotSpotter website:
"We have successfully, if not inadvertently, detected confirmed suppressed gunfire within our existing deployments."

However, they have not 'officially' tested the system with suppressed firearms. I am glad you mentioned it though as it was something I had not thought about until now, and had to go look.

Posted by Jshicke on October 13, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Boeing employee arrested after allegedly using company equipment to transfer child porn

Got nothing but contempt for people who do this.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 13, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Ron, You realize that a suppressed pistol is not going to fit in your pants, Right? Most subcompact pistols used for concealed carry will not accept a threaded barrel and the standard length for a functional suppressor is 7 inches, add that to a 4 inch barrel on a 9mm pistol and you have an overall length of 14 inches. As far as sound suppression, gunshot = 145db = Motorhead concert, suppressed gunshot = 115db = Bruno Mars fans. Outside of a concert the suppressed gunshot is still detectable by ShotSpotter and will damage your hearing if unprotected.

Ali, Let's really call a spade a spade, It's not about Guns, It's about Control.

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Posted by wbwash on October 13, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

When you are "coming out" to your family and friends, don't be surprised if they say "they knew" already. And if you don't have the money or resources to attend a very expensive, beautiful, college, how about TEC? No poly sci degrees there. Only ones that will get you a job and require a lot of effort on your part to get the degree. Please don't put the burden of trying to adjust to a new life and receive some worthless degree on others. Time to put on your big boy and big girl pants and get on with whatever life you have decided to live. And can someone tell me the last letter in that ever-increasing abbreviation of "other" life styles? It is starting to look like the end of the "Old Macdonald" farm song chorus.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 13, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “International African American Museum now accepting contributions from small donors

I'll have to see exactly what road the museum is going to take with regard to the politics of the messages they are going to send. The existing museum, and most of the sites where the "history" of the blacks are discussed are so twisted and biased that they are not any fun to visit. And to say that all blacks are of African decent is just not true. And the fact that many, many slave traders were actually black themselves is not ever addressed. I suppose the museum will be another way to get tourists into Charleston, but spending the millions of tax payer money through the county, city and state without any voter input seems a bit unfair to all the other projects that would also bring tourists to the state. I wonder what the percentage of minorities that are real money-spenders for days at a time is? And where are they going to stay? The hotel rates for a room within 20 miles of downtown are astronomically high.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM

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: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Don't try and rationalize your point with Ron Liberte, he doesn't care about any ones point of view if its not marxist or a Democrat talking point.. I will say this is the only time he would probably agree with me.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on October 12, 2017 at 1:10 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: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Ron, you have a point, however, most rock concerts are already at ear damaging noise levels. I would bet you could fire a gun and still not hear it, suppressor or not. Most of the people in the Las Vegas concert were not aware they were being fired on until bodies started falling and people started running. These guns shots were from 400 yards distant, and so the noise level, while still audible, was severely reduced, and was mistaken for firecrackers.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 12, 2017 at 7:15 AM

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: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Liberal scum. Come and take them.

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