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Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

I find it perplexing to read about people's concern with dirty glasses yet they drink through that same dirty glass through a petroleum based plastic tube that leaches off all kinds of chemicals and hormone/endocrine disrupting chemicals. Perhaps they are not planning to have children. Think about it: a plastic straw is used for a few minutes in a drink but will last over 500 years in our environment. There is no away. Is that the legacy we want to leave to future generations? If only restaurants would serve straws upon request, only, not automatically - and the strars would be 100% biodegradable or reusable, like glass or stainless steel.

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Posted by Barb Roettger on June 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “The tragic but undeniable truth about Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots

While I agree with the Nirvana and AIC influences - Weiland even admitted those on the record a few times-, I have to say the Pearl Jam and Soundgarden ones are off. Most songs in 'Core' were written circa 1990, before PJ even existed as a band. Just do a search on Youtube for the 'Mighty Joe Young' demos. 'Where The River Goes', likewise, was the first STP song, composed in 1989 by Dean DeLeo. For Soundgarden, that was pre-Badmotorfinger era. I do agree there are similarities, though. WTRG's riff sounds a bit like 'Slaves and Bulldozers' or 'Searching With My Good Eye Closed' from Badmotorfinger. Most likely a coincidence of drinking from the same fountain (namely The Doors and Led Zeppelin), though. It didn't hurt that Core was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who was involved in PJ's Ten production, either.

Posted by Renato P on June 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Sarah Summer releases “Be Yourself” single and video

Awesome, Sarah you're one of my favorite songwriters to hail from the vile.

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Posted by Fleming Moore on June 18, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I think Mr. Kearney is lumping too many things together, things that really don't have anything to do with each other. For one, being horrified about Dylann Roof's massacre of the Emanuel worshipers does not translate into suddenly being in line with the entire Democrat platform! No matter how many people are killed by guns, we don't want to cede our self-defense to a more and more intrusive government or to the practical time limits of our police forces. There is no "Charleston Loophole". There never was. And people are going to be moving here and paying more for the properties than the residents are able to afford because that's how economics works. It's got nothing to do with being sorry about the victims or not. And the Trump thing! Hillary was the alternative! NOBODY wanted Hillary, even Democrats! That's why a 70 year old socialist nearly beat her!

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on June 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

What a grand place McLeod is today! This makes the experience even richer. Thank you Bill McLean for this new chapter. Thank you, Shawn Halifax, CCPRC, staff and volunteers!

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Posted by Charlotte Hutson-Wrenn on June 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Orange is the New Black evokes the Charleston shooting, but fails to follow its own message

Wrong premise. It's not a gag. It's alluding to how common those devastating incidents have become.

Posted by Jack34 on June 18, 2017 at 3:48 AM

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

What if I put blood in a bowl and set that out?

Posted by Wes Johnson on June 18, 2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Jshicke, background checks rarely take more than about 5 days. So when Roof was able to buy the gun in 3 days, even though he would have failed the background check, then he could have gone to do his massacre very quickly, if he knew that FBI is working on background checks even after a gun is sold and then sends ATF to confiscate the gun. I guess that is not what FBI normally does. After all, NRA was spreading the propaganda that Obama wants to confiscate our guns. So the FBI did not want to do anything to feed that propaganda and send in troopers to confiscate somebody's legally bought gun, risking a shootout. After all, we remember what happened with Branch Davidians.
And most whites in SC did not stand side by side with most blacks in the voting booth, they voted against the wishes of most blacks. The racial divide in the voting booth is still very wide in SC.
And why not take down the flag that represents racism and slavery? Look at Germany, after the war was over, they quickly took down the similarly hateful Nazi flags and even banned flying that flag. South Carolina did not go that far, to ban flying the Confederate flag. If somebody wants to show his support of white supremacy, he can still go and fly that flag. Or should South Carolina have the Nazi flag at the statehouse? Or the Soviet flag? We don't want flags of hateful ideologies to represent our state. We have freedom of speech, so a citizen can fly the flag of Nazi Germany or Soviet Union or Red China or apartheid South Africa, but such horrible flags should not represent our state, which we are trying to make better.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 17, 2017 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Stella's is a gift from the Greek gods

I'm sad that every picture is of meat or seafood. Greek cuisine lends itself well to plant-based options. I will have to check out the menu.

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Posted by JRZGRL1 on June 17, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Ice Bing Cafe brings icy drinks and sushi to Spring Street

Ice Bing Cafe's Mango Lemon Bing was so refreshing on this hot summer day in Charleston! Great addition to the Cannonborough-Elliotborough area!

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Posted by JEC Davis on June 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Folly Beach shark bite strikes environmental chord

Shark proliferation doesn't threaten "our" planet like human overpopulation does.

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Posted by Jordan McClung on June 17, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Folly Beach shark bite strikes environmental chord

Shark proliferation is not threatening "our" planet as human overpopulation does.

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Posted by Jordan McClung on June 17, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Good for you, Charleston! I hope this movement catches on all around the country. I would have no problem using a paper straw at a bar or restaurant, because sometimes I just enjoy a straw. The few pennies extra to cover the cost are completely worth it because who doesn't like helping to save the planet whilst enjoying a summery cocktail?

At home I use metal straws. They're reasonably priced, much easier to clean than you might think, last forever, and feel delightful when your cold beverage passes through!

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Posted by nonni b on June 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

It will be an Great opportunity for locals to be able to go to a place like Halls Chop House and not have to go through the trouble of driving and parking downtown! Looking.g forward to Taco Boy coming too!

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Posted by Tera Tavelle Quinn on June 17, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

There are commercially available, environmentally degradable and biodegradabale plastics. They cost just slightly more than the regular materials. Back in the Eighties, I worked on a semi-commercial project to produce grades of polystyrene and polyethylene that disintegrate much faster than the regular product. In the nineties, reducing litter. I worked on a biodegradable commercial polymer. Both are available commercially. All it needs is a consumer willing to pay an extra 2-3% more for the product.

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Posted by Osman Aboul-Nasr on June 17, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

I try to avoid straws in general, and lately, whenever I use them I put a 'knot' in them and bend them, thinking the big chunk in the middle, and bent and less stiff, will keep them from doing more damage than necessary (just like slicing the plastic holders of a six pack of cans, same concept).

I'd like to mention a few things though. First of all, why can't this county recycle straws? That's almost insulting. Straws are plastic. Other plastics work why doesn't that one?

Second of all, none of this would be a problem had we just kept with paper straws like in the good old days. I prefer them anyways. Why the heck do we not use them anymore in favor of plastic ones? I get if they're in a drink for 1 hour they might get soggy, but in general they hold throughout the drink, and most people won't re-use them anyways, that's why they get thrown away. I really don't get the point of that.

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Posted by Theta Dude on June 17, 2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Donald Trump definitely just accidentally burned every single Clemson grad

Another idiotic overblown analysis of what Trump says. The hatred for our president is so ugly & so un American. Then to read the spoiled ding dong...city dweller use the F word several times certifies how looney & unhinged the left has become.

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Posted by Monn Jaah on June 16, 2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

Fascinating story. I wonder what it would take to turn Sea Island Cotton into a major crop?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings

It's seeing articles like this that remind me how there are so few female music producers in the industry (5% or less), and even less that are celebrated or recognized. Maybe the dudes that are featured here can consider contributing to Women's Audio Mission or WomeninMusic and do what they can to close the gender gap:

https://www.womensaudiomission.org
http://womeninmusic.org/

It would be great if CCP could address this, too.

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 16, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Mayor of New Orleans makes the case for removing Confederate monuments

Grandstanding hypocrite. Remove some old generals monuments but leave intact the statute and the main named square of the individual responsible for personally directing the extermination of the Creek, Seminole and Cherokee tribes, the man who created the Bataan Death March of the 19th century, the Trail of Tears, that bastard, Andrew Jackson.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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