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Re: “Warning signs to be added to horse carriages in downtown Charleston

Better sign, When stepping on the carriage "Aren't you glad your money went to animal abuse?"

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Posted by Manuel on July 13, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

charleston will become strong when the institutionalized and overt racism of the south is no longer prevalent here.

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Posted by Manuel on July 13, 2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

"You're not supposed to give yourself a nickname," then the author proceeds to suggest we give ourselves a new catch phrase. I thought the "Charleston strong" thing was trite and contrived when it first appeared and has been mostly meaningless ever since.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on July 12, 2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Current and former administrators sue Charleston County School District, alleging widespread racial discrimination

Thank you Jesus,the mask is being pull off.

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Posted by Jacqulyn C Brown on July 12, 2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

A living hell...Traffic, Tourists, Heat, Bugs, the line at Harris Teeter!.....Oh, the humanity!

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 12, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

#charlestonchooseslove

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Posted by Sarah Jones on July 12, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

I think "Charleston Strong" was a rallying cry and word of encouragement during the emotional shell shock of the heinous act this young man committed. While we in the community can never begin to fathom the pain felt by those who lost loved ones, the community was grieving in an enormous way. "Charleston Strong" was a way to acknowledge that grief, to urge the community to hold onto the thought that there is still good in the world, and to channel that grief into positive action, for each of us to do what we can to be part of the healing.

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Posted by Toni Carrier on July 12, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

Why did the police buy Roof a burger? The reason is fairly simple and has nothing to do with being nice to this POS. It's the same reason suspects and prisoners in custody aren't beaten by honest law enforcement.

The police are not judges, prosecutors nor prison wardens. Their job is to enforce the law and if criminals are apprehended, to do nothing that would botched the case for the successful prosecution of the suspect. Police misconduct and mistreatment of prisoners in their care is one the primary reasons criminals have successfully walked on charges or had those charges significantly reduced. Think that's a reach in this case? Think again. Currently there are are multiple lawsuits, several having been successful, by the ACLU (and CAIR) regarding meals served to suspects / inmates being not Kosher, not Islamic, not properly prepared, prepared with the wrong ingredients (too much soy), etc., etc. with these actions being deemed as "cruel and unusual punishment" The fact is that if under the same circumstances, the police had a Muslim suspect in their care and they had refused to feed him the cries of police brutality based on religious intolerance and maltreatment of a prisoner in their custody would have been taken the focus off the actual crime.

If the police had been foolish enough to not feed this POS as is required by law, the possibility of a mistrial based on mistreatment of this POS would most certainly have been raised by his attorneys, and could have very well that changed the outcome of the sentencing if not the verdict. In which case, the hue and cry of articles and opinion pieces regarding the stupidity of the police to do something as simple as buying this POS a burger would be a weekly norm at the CCP.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 12, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

So 6,000 readers of a magazine vote in a poll of a country of 325+ million and this makes Charleston the #1 city in the country. Where is the disclamer in all these articles (according to the votes of 6,000 readers of Travel And Leisure Magazine) This designation is presented as fact when this is not even 1/1000 of 1% of the countries population voting in this poll. This is pretty laughable actually. The only real effect from this is more tourists, more congestion, and a quality of life for the locals that is starting to get so bad, it takes me 15 minutes to get 1 mile to the Harris Teeter on E Bay St. Yep, #1 city in the USA for sure as long as you dont have to live here.

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Posted by BelowBroad on July 12, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

What is your beef with San Muguell? Sore loser! Charleston is not the end all be all.

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Posted by asfelix on July 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Current and former administrators sue Charleston County School District, alleging widespread racial discrimination

Wow, thank you for this reporting. I will be watching this case closely. The disproportionate demotion of Black female educators is creepily reminiscent of the mass layoffs of Black teachers in the South during desegregation (Revisionist History, the podcast, just released an episode about this last week if folks are interested - http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-…).

Black students benefit greatly in classrooms led by Black teachers. All students benefit when they encounter teachers from diverse backgrounds throughout their K12 education. Charleston County has a long way to go towards providing our students with what they really need to learn and grow - hopefully this lawsuit will spark some positive change.

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Posted by Micah Blaise on July 11, 2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Charleston: The No. 1 city in the world for white people

So r u saying there's something wrong w/this city?

Posted by Kerre Dickson on July 11, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Charleston: The No. 1 city in the world for white people

So r u trying to say that it's a bad place? Seems like it's awesome 2 me!

Posted by Kerre Dickson on July 11, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “A look at how a growing method of online extortion reached into a West Ashley home

I should have been more specific. Paying bills online is safe, tying your computer specifically to accessing your bank online is another. I know of several people who compromised their computer and through it hankers got access to their bank accounts. Your mileage may vary.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 10, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “A look at how a growing method of online extortion reached into a West Ashley home

They were calling me several times a day. I reported them to the FCC. It's crazy. But it is also crazy to tell people not to do their banking online. I would NEVER go back to hand-paying bills. That is crazy.

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Posted by Karen Turpin Morgan on July 10, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Drone likely dropped wire cutters to aid prison escape; State won't send voter data, but SCGOP will

I would of liked a lot more info on the Thrilla in Walhalla, The Warrior Woodchucks and exactly how much wood was chucked in this obviously epic battle. How epic was it that it compelled Beau Bubba to move in for a closer look? Was he refereeing? Please get your priorities right Sam, you missed what very well could've been a pulitzer opportunity. As Sameer says "Flash it out."

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 10, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

Oh yea, also I'm back. Guess who's back, back again.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 9, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

Lisa is quite right. At what point is enough enough? At what point do we cross the line from politically correct and become the Karma Police? In my eyes the South lost and losers do not get to fly the losing flag, but hey, that's just my OPINION. The flag is offensive to many and I cringe when I see it, (the banjo theme from deliverance always plays softly in my mind when I see the goobers with the flag.) HOWEVER, it is these groups right under the first amendment to fly it and I support the first amendment. I do not have to agree with anyone's ideology or beliefs and I can even find it repellant but I will support their right to have their beliefs in the USA. As for the Confederate statues being removed, I wonder where we stop there as well. George Washington owned slaves, quite a few of them actually and married into owning even more of them. Do we now demand the removal of the Washington monument?? Should it be renamed? (maybe to the pointy dick of DC) Do we insist that every high school in America named after Washington change its name because its just glorifying a man who was a slave owner? How about Washington DC? Do we rename it too? I mean come on, its named after a man who was a slave owner. Right? Right? At what point do we stop? How about that randy old goat Tommy Jefferson. Over his lifetime, Thomas Jefferson owned over six hundred slaves. Lets erase his name from every public building, high school and University too. Right? I mean fairs fair. All that aside, the folly boat should be for Happy B'days, remembering lost loved ones and saying Happy Mothers day to lowcountry Moms, not for political or religious messages of any type.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 9, 2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

As for the direction of the crooked cross and you saying that the Indians use it solely in an opposite way from the Nazis, you're completely wrong. You're confusing the the left-facing sauwastika with the right-facing swastika. Both are still widely used on the Indian subcontinent today by Hindu and Buddhists. The left-facing is more commonly used in Buddhism than Hinduism and the right-facing is more commonly used in Hinduism than Buddhism. Facts are stubborn things.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29644591

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 9, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

I'm not here to defend neo-secessionists nor the flying of the Confederate flag on federal or state property, but what exactly do you propose to do about US citizen's first amendments to express themselves and their right to fly that flag, as well as the Nazis swastika or any other noxious flag, if they so wished? The world is filled with offensive things, offensive images, plenty stuff we all wish didn't exist, but when you start lumping large groups of Southerners who's only "crime" according to you and the author of this piece, is that they honestly feel a connection to a flag that their ancestors, 98% who never owned slaves, died beneath believing that they were defending their home county, you become the modern day hater and oppressor of rights that Americans have died for since the founding of the Republic. And once you start down that totalitarian road, the non-flying of offensive flags and removal of old monuments are going to be the least of your problems.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 9, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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