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Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

Thank you Jessie! You captured the essence of what, I'm sorry and deeply disappointed to say, appalled me about the mayor's 35 minute commentary. My jaw literally dropped at some of the things he said. Regardless of whether or not you support CAJM, their call to action, or their tactics, they are not the enemy. And they did not attack the mayor, the police chief, or CPD. Yet in his remarks he accused CAJM of doing just that, as did others. And in so doing, he and others attacked CAJM. This was deflection. Unfortunately this defensive display moved us away, not towards, the unity he -- and we -- crave.

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Posted by Kat Morgan on June 29, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

I didn't realize you two were dating, but now that you've decided to inject yourself as the white knight (or is that white privileged knight?) try to come up with an original thought and a comment on the piece for once.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 29, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

Foghorn, you need an editor. Maybe chill with the text until you can get it right. Also maybe come with some non-canned ideas from the Limbaugh Talking Points Co., LLC.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

Don't be fatuous, Ima. The road network in this state has antiquated design flaws that exacerbate the consequences of bad driving. This includes poor lighting, a lack of guardrails, trees right along the roads, and blind intersections. Beyond that, the maintenance of the network is so bad that even a good driver is subject to significant risk. Most of us don't know how to negotiate a blowout caused by a pothole at 70mph; how would we? Throw in lines, reflectors, signs, and drainage systems that can create significant havoc during bad weather.

I'm not trying to imply that the clueless meatbags that make up an alarming share of our drivers aren't a hazard to all. Indeed, if everyone would just wear their seatbelts and get real about not driving dead tired and/or drunk, we'd see a major drop in fatalities right there. But the state has an abiding interest in keeping the roads in good condition and safely designed, because even from a bare economics standpoint this many major injuries and deaths is a losing proposition.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 29, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

Well, we'll all very happy that you've found someone that seems right for you. It may last, it may not. But taking you're failures to connect on dates and linking them to New York Times articles, sexism because you are chatty and aggressive questioning in a congressional hearing by a political motivated senator with an extra x chromosome, is more than a bit of a reach even by CCP standards.

Could it have been something simpler, like you just weren't compatible and you interpreted that in compatibility as something larger than that? As the great Southern philosopher Raylan Givens once stated and I modify to fit these circumstances - If you end up with a jerk on a date, you dated a jerk. If you run into jerks on all your dates, you're most likely the jerk.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 29, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

Wait...and why exactly should we change a rail line into a walking path when every bit of research has pointed to light rail? The green line goes right through the middle of downtown to wait.....the visitors center.....

Maybe Im just missing something

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Posted by Alex Mozingo on June 28, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

roads aren't deadly, the idiots that drive on them are

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 28, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

Where != were

Y'all need an editor.

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Posted by Jeff Human on June 28, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

I live in West Ashley and I'm currently without a car. I bicycle to work along Sam Rittenberg blvd. which is a dangerous activity. Many drivers don't realize that bikes are -supposed- to use the roads, and many more have no clue as to the limited visibility that a cyclist has to cope with.

Any trip of more than a mile or two is best taken by bus, but given last year's cuts it takes at least an hour or more to get down to the peninsula. CARTA is obsessed with running their buses at a profit, or at least break-even and they've cut routes to the bone in order to maximize revenue at the expense of customer service. The #32 bus, which runs between Super Stop and Bee's Ferry only runs once per hour, even at peak times. Forget trying to go to Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant or James Island. You'll spend much of the day traveling.

If you're not approaching sixty (like me), you can try bicycling down Ashley River Road. Sam Rittenberg -> Rivers avenue is right out, due to the intransigence of the SCDOT to modify the North Bridge to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

By the time that CARTA and the COG get around to fixing these transportation problems, Charleston will be in gridlock. Businesses will not want to relocate here and skilled workers will not want to move here. 2040 is not soon enough. We've spent millions of dollars on 'studies' and what we've got is a dysfunctional mess. Smaller cities than Charleston have effective transit systems, why can't we?

Dave Crossley
Best Friends of the Lowcountry Transit

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Posted by MelvintheBarbarian on June 28, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

Thank you, Jessie! I attended the City Council meeting on June 20. I was shocked at the Mayor's unprofessional rant, and appalled that he would question the testimonials given by his own colleagues - a prime example of failure to see injustices that don't directly affect him.

Historically (and still today), the police have profiled rather than protected black members of the community, and there is earned mis-trust. One of the biggest ways to gain back that trust is to be completely open to the audit.

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Posted by Christine Jennings on June 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"I cannot support what I fear is a greater commitment to preserving Charleston's reputation over real transparency and action."

Hit the nail on the head, as usual. So glad you're back to call out the bullshit. <3

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 28, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department

@localhutch, if this "minor league bunch of complainers" is made up of Charleston taxpayers (spoiler: they are) then they ARE funding whatever the city does. It makes sense to me (and to the principles of civic engagement) that they have a strong voice in whatever that is. The public servants of Charleston should remember that.

Posted by KayRoGi on June 28, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"Further, given that officers are rarely indicted for and almost never convicted of killing Black people, even with video evidence, could it be that there is a concern that body cam video doesn't necessarily facilitate accountability, therefore there's little reason to file a formal complaint when nothing gets done? I'm not sure how else to say this, so here goes: Body cameras do not protect Black people. Video evidence does not ensure justice."

FACTS.

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Posted by Benjamin Starr on June 28, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

Pretty low of the gays to boo Nikki Haley! Give me a break. Shows how stupid they are. And narrow minded. She is the first UN Ambassador that stuck up for Israel and gave it to the UN for being anti Semitic for all these years. And this administration will not stand for it. Not like the last administration.

Shows absolutely no class on the gays to boo her. She had done nothing wrong to them, other than to be appointed by him. Did they forget she took down the confederate flag at the Capital. What narrow minded nudnicks.

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Posted by lynnar on June 27, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members

Always thought these positions were part of volunteer/community service. Even though I do not reside in Charleston County, I found the comments of the school board member who is a barber re his income/ etc. to justify the increase in CCSB members' "salary increases," a sad excuse. My father always said, "If you can't afford to do it, don't and don't make excuses for any of it."

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Posted by Sheila Lenz on June 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members

just wonderin - do the Board members who want to pay themselves 40% of what a teacher makes put in 40 % of the hours that teacher does?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 27, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

Victim? He's not a victim. He's a suspect.

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Posted by scarngmp on June 27, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

St. Lucie (FL) Mets and fans got the "promotion". With all due respect to TT, you don't promote a lackluster player so the only reason I can fathom is other teams in more respectable states want to "cash in" on his celebrity. Unless TT requested the change himself, of course, but we don't know because few details have been reported. Anyway, Good Luck, TT, and hope your game improves.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 27, 2017 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Run Into Shape honors Mother Emanuel anniversary with group run that spells out 'LOVE'

Aaah! I wish I knew sooner I'd have loved to run with you all. I will look into the next run you do!

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Posted by Erin O'Meara Gaita on June 26, 2017 at 8:32 PM

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

I found a mixture that REALLY WORKS and YOU WILL at LEAST be able 2 get a good nites sleep, Youll need Witch Hazel, Listerine, and Tea Tree oil, mix, i made a big spray bottle of it,this is EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE, IT WORKS, THEY HATE THIS STUFF...I hope i can at least help sum1, my mom woke up and her eyes were COMPLETELY swollen shut.Crazy. 2weeks ago i couldnt sleep bc it felt like sumthing was crawling all over me, all in my nose, eyes, everywhere, i Sprayed windex all over my room and it stopped, and now since 3 nites ago ive been bitten up all nite, every nite, im frm florida but now in VA and i remember growing up in Fla theyd spray the streets at dusk for bugs, but i stopped seeing them do it aftr a while, they dont spray streets up here, but i really DONT recall this phenomenon EVER BEFORE. PESTILENCE??..SUMTHING MUST BE DUN ABOUT THIS "PROBLEM".. what is it, is it "Chemtrails"?? What is this thing?

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Posted by Viagi Morse on June 26, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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