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Re: “Harvard introduces Gullah language class taught by a Charleston-born artist

I've never in my life heard of this language WOW it's only taught @ Harvard?? I'm from Chicago, how can I learn more about this language???

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Posted by MsCarletta Jackson on December 21, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Concerns about parking, freeloading motorists voiced in Low Battery design discussion

Mike Seekings is a short-sighted Buffoon. Food and Bev people who work on Broad Street? I parked there when I worked at Charleston Place and lived in Summerville. A good 20-minute walk from the Battery. There are no other options, and CARTA does nothing to solve this problem. Park and Ride? Better bus routes? Nah. Just take away the only parking option that doesnt require two hours of pay every day on those workers who are already living paycheck to paycheck.

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Posted by Rich Distel on December 21, 2017 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Harvard introduces Gullah language class taught by a Charleston-born artist

Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow...so proud to be a Gullah gal. Keep representing our rich heritage!!!
Aunt Pearlie Sue

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Posted by Anita Singleton-Prather on December 20, 2017 at 11:34 PM

Re: “Why does it still seem like nothing has changed on Calhoun's new plaque?

Yes, the law forbidding the taking down of these statues needs to be repealed. Just like Germany has no statues of Hitler or other Nazis any more, they did not just add a plaque on them.

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Posted by Tom Martin on December 20, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Gov. McMaster declares a public health state of emergency to fight opioid crisis

Tobacco use kills probably 20 times what opiates do.
So why isn't our governor declaring a tobacco emergency?

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Posted by navyvet on December 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Errbody in da club got HPV

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Posted by jose hope on December 20, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

As they say, factoryconnection, you can't spell loser without LOS.

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Posted by navyvet on December 20, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Harvard introduces Gullah language class taught by a Charleston-born artist

I really enjoyed this story, but I found the writer's attempt of pitting one Gullah native against the other was unnecessary and divisive. This is a positive achievement on Sunn's part and a great look for the community overall and he chose to muddle it. Why?

Anyways, congratulations to Sunn m'Cheaux. This is truly awesome. Harvard made a great choice!

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Posted by Anne Marie on December 20, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

"We will be seceding, there's nothing you can do to stop us."

Who is this "we" you're talking about? Did I miss where the League of the South created its own political party separate from the (admittedly like-minded) Republican party (of Lincoln, LOL, but obviously not anymore)? No I didn't. You and your clubhouse can pretend to be a sovereign nation with slaves and cotton all you want and being that you're all white you'd probably not even get much of a punishment for it beyond a stern talking-to by a judge and some truly savage internet memes.

Of course, with the President endorsing KKK marches, violence, and theories, maybe Pat Hines is right. Unless y'all read Trump wrong and he ends up seizing the opportunity to be the New Lincoln. Hmmm... choices.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 20, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “The RiverDogs' new logo celebrates 175 years

If the Charleston Rainbows didn't officially become the Riverdogs until the 1994 season, doesn't this only make 2018 season #24..?

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Posted by DJ Mark In The Dark on December 20, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Today is an anniversary of the secession of South Carolina from the United States of America (USA). The USA is nothing more than a government created by the states. The USA is certainly not a nation.

Secession from that government is a reserved power of the states, expressly reserved by the Tenth Amendment.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 20, 2017 at 4:02 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Navyvet & JGB,

Yes, I am chairman of the South Carolina League of the South.

Thanks, Navyvet, I'd almost forgotten about that interview by the late Alan Comes, brings back fond memories.

It's obvious, navyvet, that you don't understand the chain of command and who is a legitimate target in time of war, I do understand those rules. Incidentally, I do have a lot of years of US military time, so don't even bother to go there. Admiral Yamamoto was a legitimate target, as was Saddam Hussein (according to George W. Bush).

While I think all of the negro players who are cutting up at the beginning of pro-football games are without merit, no Southern Nationalist pledges to the Yankee Empire's stripped rag, the same one flown during the murderous invasion of the southern states.

Again, those who think that we southern men and women will forget the murders of over 500,000 of our people via an illegal invasion and conquest of our lands by the US government should rethink that, we will never forget.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 20, 2017 at 3:55 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Some more deluded statements from Pat Hines:
"John Wilkes Booth was a Confederate agent who, sadly, he didnt fulfill his mission for almost 2 1/2 years, Hines said. But he was assigned to kill Lincoln. And its too bad that he took as long as he did to do it."
Why would you favor the assassination of an American president? Colmes asked.
Hines explained, Well, he was a United States President. Well, he was commander-in-chief, which makes him a legitimate target immediately.
When asked by Colmes if any commander-in-chief is a legitimate target, Hines didnt pause before replying, Well, they are.

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Posted by navyvet on December 19, 2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Are you the same Pat Hines from the League of the South?

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Posted by JGB on December 19, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

navyvet posted: "So leave if you want, but South Carolina isn't going anywhere."

South Carolina belongs to those southern men and women born here, it does NOT belong to the United States of America (USA).

Perhaps, navyvet, you aren't aware that the USA is a agent created by the states, the states are its owner.

I'm not going anywhere, I was born in South Carolina, I'm a native of my state.

We will be seceding, there's nothing you can do to stop us.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 19, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

The south is not a nation, it is part of a nation known as the United States of America. Since this is not North Korea, if you hate it so much here you can leave anytime.
However, the State of South Carolina belongs to the people of South Carolina, almost all of whom are proud to be part of said United States of America.
So leave if you want, but South Carolina isn't going anywhere.

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Posted by navyvet on December 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

The south is a nation, the US is a proposition nation, that is not a nation at all.

We'll secede, and unburden y'all with having a forced association with us.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 18, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Excellent article! In the past, I'd have argued with you, but I've read the documents and learned the history for myself. Most of what we're taught in history class is incomplete or poor attempts at simplifying complex concepts through a lens of bias.

I'd add, the motivations of those in power and on the ground are different. For the majority of Confederate soldiers the Confederacy represented a unified defense force. They didn't own slaves, yet their towns were being threatened by an aristocratic war over an institution they had no power in (remember, the second largest demographic was the "Poor Whites", who were underrepresented via poll taxes). Sadly, most people lazily paint all Confederate soldiers as anti-Abolitionists.

Our current service members are not fighting for the same motivations Congress sends them to war - it is a proactive defense. We're all humans with needs and wants. If we were invaded by a foreign or domestic force today, local militias would not be fighting in support of a cause other than self-defense. This may be difficult for many folks on either side of the aisle to reconcile, but unless it's acknowledged, neither side will move forward.

We are one nation now and we need to act like it. Cheers! :)

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Posted by JGB on December 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham says military intervention in N. Korea 30 percent likely; N. Chs. moves ahead with annexation

Of all the global media agencies, you picked RT (Russia Today), which is funded by the Russian government - is this a joke!? Get your Communist propaganda out of here!

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Posted by JGB on December 18, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Pyramids weren't built by slaves

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Posted by Randall Floyd on December 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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