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Re: “Call for immediate discussion on Charleston City Council member's residency violation fails

Yep, wait until after the election to discuss matters that pertain to eligibility to run for a seat. Typical sandbagging by some small-town political buddies. Business as usual.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Dear DOJ, it’s time to release the COPS report

Trump is terrible, that he is keeping the report secret.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 25, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “J. Stark, Coming Street independent leather goods store, robbed

The story sounded right until you said the owner didn't know how much money was in the till. So the man owns the business, closes up for the night, and leaves cash in the register, but he's not sure how much? Didn't know how much he started the day with? Didn't know how much he had take in or given out? Either he's the worst businessman I've heard of in years or something is fishy and I smell mullet.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on October 25, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

Hey Michael, I am not legally obligated to make you interesting. At least not until Trump wins a second term.

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Posted by Joseph Coker on October 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

From Religion to Kanye..... You are trying so hard not to be basic you accomplished being basic. It matters not what you wear, what you do or where you live as to the tenacity of your persona. I like that you are yearning, that is good. But I fear if I put on some Khakis( which I own) and a Blue blazer ( which i have) you would be judge, jury and executioner and never use your own advice to find out the more interesting aspects of my "losses" and lessons.
Im sure you have a mirror in your home. It would be wise to use it regularly.

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Posted by Michael Vaughan on October 24, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

So, you're an MK then?

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Posted by Christa Hylton on October 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

It's super-funny how one person's guide on how not to be basic defines my experience with the basic young adults I regularly encounter. It fascinates me how people who are trying so hard to be individualistic and NOT basic end up all being exactly alike. If one more hipster tells me about a life-changing international trip they took, or clowns the preppy kids at their school, or extols the saintliness and culinary skills of their Black childhood nanny, or tells me they they're anti-church but pro-Tribe Called Quest, or asks me my personal views on institutional racism, I might gouge out my eyes with a rusty spork. It's like they're all following the same script... Being basic is definitely relative.

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Posted by Chelsi Howard on October 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Public listening session offers Charlestonians a chance to put traffic complaints to good use

Charleston traffic in a nutshell: No one knows how to drive, except me.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 24, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

I feel like "basic" is the new "hipster," a word we throw at people when we don't agree with their appearance or actions.

All the while, we are trying to convince ourselves we are laid back, unique individuals who have it all figured out. We should all just live our lives and do what makes us happy...except for those people who behave in a manner with which we are opposed - they are basic.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 24, 2017 at 2:46 AM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

Thanks Jessica :)

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Posted by Joseph Coker on October 24, 2017 at 2:12 AM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

This is hilarious and yet so deep all at the same time! Appreciate the rawness covered in comedy. :)

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Posted by Jessica Malcolm on October 23, 2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

Hahaha Allie Mitchell, preaching to the choir girl

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Posted by Joseph Coker on October 23, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

God this is so spot on!! Especially about asking questions, I cant tell you how many painfully awkward dates Ive been on because people dont know how to have an in depth conversation!! Agh!

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Posted by Allie Mitchell on October 23, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

Michael Stoner Morgan, thank god, you might be the only person to realize I am mostly kidding. Yoga saved my back after I injured it, and if I competed more in Jiu Jitsu I would probably get on a lifting routine myself. But my overarching point is that there is so much unbearable sameness in this city that it suffocates originality. We are only cool with 2 or 3 areas being creative. Restaurants, brunch, and whatever song Darius poops out once a year. But there is a whole underground of people that need to start taking chances and expressing themselves. Go big, leave your mark in the world while you still can kinda thing.

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Posted by Joseph Coker on October 23, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

Not sure exactly what is wrong with being healthy and exercising, but I get your point. If you've never lived anywhere else I have news for you... it is the same virtually everywhere. These things are not mutually exclusive to Charleston. However, I did find the article funny and entertaining.

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Posted by Michael Stoner Morgan on October 23, 2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

thanks Courtney Bates Daniel :) I feel you. There is a lot here, we just have to grow it more

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Posted by Joseph Coker on October 23, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

As a Charleston native, I could not agree with this article more. Thanks for being blunt and honest Joseph! Not all of us live by the weightlighting and brunching code although dont get me wrong we have great food. Theres more here if you dive a little deeper. Fail a little, explore a little, get weird. Weirder is always better!

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Posted by Courtney Bates Daniel on October 23, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “How to not be basic in Charleston

The only problem is if Charleston is the town I lived in that blew up in my face. At least I was able to get out of my townhome in Oak Terrace Preserve without bloodshed. Still love the place, though.

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Posted by cwhitt on October 23, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

Charleston Pour House hosts a popular outdoor yoga class every Sunday at 10am. Bring your own mat. $10

Posted by eshokie on October 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “The slow death of the North Charleston Police Department’s federal review

Ever-increasing crime.
Ever-increasing crime.
I read this sentiment all the time, and while I'm not surprised it doesn't make it true. Violent crime peaked in this country in the mid-90s and has fallen since. There are periods of up-drifts. There are certain crimes that jump against trends, and murder is currently one. However, we are not in the war zone that was the 80s and 90s. North Charleston used to be, for the record, reliably in the top 5 nationwide for violent crime and that has decreased as well, dramatically, for a variety of reasons including economic opportunity.

On the flip side, however, the community that cannot trust its police force to not react to a report of "mugging by 30-something black male" by treating any black male of any age as a prime suspect is a community held hostage by both the criminals that can exploit seeming anonymity to LEOs and the police themselves. Would you call the police to report a break-in if you justifiably feared that they might come in and arrest your own son or nephew because he fits the description of a "usual suspect?" The good people of North Charleston do want criminals investigated, caught and prosecuted within the confines of due process. But the trust cannot come when they feel that they're just as likely to be victimized as the criminals they report. The current USDOJ doesn't like that reality, so they'll wallpaper over it once again. I hope that makes you feel safe.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 23, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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