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Re: “Why didn't any white officials attend the Nehemiah Action?

Billy, why would the meeting be biased against the white politicians? Had I been a white politician, I would have gladly attended and expressed my outrage at all the racist stops of black people. Outrage at the racist stops is not far left. I am opposed to the far left, I am an anticommunist and have been for many years. I was born in a formerly communist-ruled country, so I know how hard the life there was. In 1968 we escaped and then came here to America. So I am very opposed to the far left. But I am also opposed to all the racism that is still all too common in this country and in many other countries. In my country of birth, racism against Gypsies is still very common. More common than racism against blacks, Native Americans and non-white Hispanics in this country. We should oppose the horror of racism wherever it is found.

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Posted by Tom Martin on May 6, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Even though a thousand new residents will be less than a mile from a large commercial area (Town Center) full of shops and restaurants, I guarantee nearly everyone will still drive across Highway 17 because so little is done to create safe ways to cross. Just like Park West and Carolina Park, once again the City (and State) missed a great opportunity to properly plan and build smart development. Surely residents of Mt Pleasant will continue to complain about the "increased traffic" caused by "high-density housing", yet none of these complainers will be advocating for more sidewalks and crosswalks, expanded bike paths, dedicated transit lanes or other safe alternatives. Housing is not the problem people; lack of safe, modern infrastructure is what's really causing the Charleston region so much pain.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on May 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Spring-Cannon streets two-way conversion set to begin this summer

I'm glad Cannon and Spring streets have finally gentrified enough to warrant aesthetic and structural improvements.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 6, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council set to discuss temporary apartment moratorium on James Island

Property companies are having trouble filling the current apartment complexes that have popped up on James Island over the last couple years. But they keep developing because they know the bubble is going to burst again in a few years and they want to get on the gravy train while they still can. In doing so, they consistently show dubious regard for storm water management, impact on existing infrastructure and the environment as a whole. That is absolutely greed, and there's plenty of it shared among both the developers and city government.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 6, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

factoryconnection already explained the huge flaw in that "logic."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 6, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

I often wonder how the elected officials sleep at night,with all the chaos in Mt. Pleasant or all you see is $$$$.I would love for each one of you,to take a good hard look at your town,and think, would you want your grandkids to grow up here.God sees it all.

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Posted by Jacqulyn C Brown on May 6, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Why didn't any white officials attend the Nehemiah Action?

Maybe they don't attend because the context of the meetings is biased against the white politician going in. Having attended a couple of the meetings as this group was forming, I can state this is indeed the pretext, as well as an associated far left political leaning. Unity has never been the objective, much like this article. I would recommend the author head back to Ohio and possibly find someone who might find her fu@*able....

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Posted by Billy Burnett on May 6, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council set to discuss temporary apartment moratorium on James Island

The woman holding the sign would be funny if she weren't such a pretentious ass. As a JI resident I too hate the traffic on Folly, especially trying to get to the beach. But to state that the housing going up is because of greed is just moronic. It is first the right of the landowner to pursue his or her best interest with the land. The housing complexes going up also provide jobs and commerce to local businesses. And lastly, the complexes provide some modicum of affordable housing in opposition to the crazy prices of single family homes on the island. While I don't like the traffic and would prefer more single family homes than apartments, I don't bemoan someone making a legal living.

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Posted by Billy Burnett on May 6, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Those who compare Confederate soldiers to Hitler should look at Lincoln

It is right that every potus pays respects..unlike the union officer who commandeered Robert E. Lee's home at Arlington..and ordered his troops to bury the dead "right next to the house" so Lee could never return. It's stolen land.
I know it was a shock when Sherman marched into Georgia and found all those slaves tied up on farmhouse porches with explicit instructions to not leave until the war decided their fate.

Posted by Owen Crosby on May 6, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Those who compare Confederate soldiers to Hitler should look at Lincoln

So happy to see the TRUTH being posted!! With what's happening in NOLA with this attack on Confederate monuments, etc, this article has made my day. We Southerners, above ANYONE ELSE, should know the truth about our history. It is disgraceful that Southern towns are cowering to the lies surrounding Confederate history and trying to destroy these things. That is UNACCEPTABLE. They should absolutely be ashamed. Thank you for this wonderful article.

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Posted by Angileeca on May 6, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

Ron Liberte, I think Drake is pointing out that the students who chose their school because of the predominance of a like race, shouldn't be complaining about someone who chose his club for the same reason, assuming that's why he chose it...

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Posted by Billy Burnett on May 6, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Those who compare Confederate soldiers to Hitler should look at Lincoln

Glad to see the truth being told. All these people yell about the Confederate Flag and slavery. Do they know slavery was only under the Confederate Flag for 4 yrs but had been under the American flag for over a hundred years? How about the Irish that the North had as slaves and treated poorly? I never heard anything told about them. I hate to see all this happening to degrade my ancestors sometimes I think it's time to start a big push back and if we have to lose all our history in the south them Civil Rights and MLK should come out of history too.

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Posted by Buddy Bradham on May 5, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

Drake23, you sound like a "why isn't there a White History Month?" kinda person.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 5, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

@Drake:
1. Nothing this legislature loves more than overturning vetoes, but you are right that the Gov has drawn his line in the sand.

2. HBCUs are open to all races because other colleges were absolutely closed to blacks when they formed. All-white country clubs represent the exclusionary past of concentrating power where the oppressed are not even allowed access.

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 5, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

MP is ruined by Morons who grew up here...Horrible management by inept council members and administration..But, they grew up here and everyone voted for them...MP is F'ed Up!

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on May 5, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

And something I've really noticed...people aren't nice anymore. I got yelled at in Whole Foods parking lot b/c I was walking my dog through the lot and someone was trying to back out...and this was during the tail end of Joaquin. Nobody should be yelling here. How much road rage, horns and middle fingers do you see and hear now? So much for a mannerly city.

One other thing...that parking garage on Shem Creek is a travesty and is completely out of character of the creek. That area should be sacred.

I don't know what the answer is...I can see something in all angles, but the one thing that's certain is that Mt. P. pretty much looks like anywhere else in the USA now. Concrete everywhere, few local stores b/c it's all big box (who can afford the rents?) and traffic! It's sad.

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Posted by Amy Milbrandt Manucy on May 5, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham skeptical of Obamacare repeal; Pols settle on 12-cent gas tax bump; Tebow boosting Fireflies

1) I hope Gov. McMaster doesn't veto the gas tax increase.
2) S.C. State students are objecting to Gov. McMaster because he belongs to an all-white country club. These same students that go to a 95%+ black school. Seems like a bit of a double standard.

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Posted by Drake23 on May 5, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council set to discuss temporary apartment moratorium on James Island

There are some obtainable solutions to relieving traffic congestion on Folly Road. First, build the I-526 extension. Second, widen Riverland Drive (and possibly re-route it on the southern end so it's not so awkward with Grimball Street) from it's beginning up to Central Park Road. Maybe even widen it all the way to Maybank although I don't think this would help much. These are very realistic solutions and they would help with the traffic on Folly Road a lot.

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Posted by Drake23 on May 5, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Again, I say, if you want old Mt. P, come to Edenton, NC. Bring your businesses and families here. You will never look back. I know I'm not!!

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Posted by Joy Thames Harvill on May 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Welcome to Long Island

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Posted by Charlie Haber on May 4, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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