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Re: “Charleston History Commission grapples with reconciling Calhoun’s legacy and bigoted beliefs

Tom Martin, Of course there will be CofC students in the demonstration, I'm old enough to remember all too well the chaos of Kent State, and the uneasiness of the times. College students and protest go together like white on rice. Would you consider Charlottesville a riot or a march?

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Posted by Scott Burns on October 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Navigating life in a foodie city when you love and loathe food

Not to be daft, but where do you subscribe to get these emails? My inbox is flooded with press releases "wine and cheese tasting, new keg tapped, Mediterranean pop-up." I love food too and would be interested in last minute pop-ups.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on October 12, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council OKs major connectivity projects with Low Line park, Ashley River bike bridge

Im all about improvements, but this park looks like an ideal place to get mugged. Js

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Posted by jtred98 on October 12, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Where to go for all the NFL action in Charleston

Any Patriots bars?

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Posted by Amy Farmer on October 12, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Don't try and rationalize your point with Ron Liberte, he doesn't care about any ones point of view if its not marxist or a Democrat talking point.. I will say this is the only time he would probably agree with me.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on October 12, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Former Dixie Furniture building approved for demolition

It always has been a rather unattractive building. Now we are going to transform the site into another hotel? Yeah, you thought parking was impossible on that part of King St? Wait until they get the mandatory number of spaces "excused" and we have another damn hotel on the street.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 12, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

I like to think that Jeremy has the dismissal by Gellar printed out and framed because being the antithesis of what that woman believes is a great ideal to reach for any person with a functioning heart and brain.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 12, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Palmetto Brewing closed until November due to construction

A big shout-out to Palmetto Brewery who last night came to the rescue of the hotdog ministry!

Posted by Laurie Sue on October 12, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

I'm sorry he had creative differences with TEDx. He would have been a great addition to their lineup. Hearing things that make you uncomfortable isn't always bad.

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Posted by Laurie Sue on October 12, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Ron, you have a point, however, most rock concerts are already at ear damaging noise levels. I would bet you could fire a gun and still not hear it, suppressor or not. Most of the people in the Las Vegas concert were not aware they were being fired on until bodies started falling and people started running. These guns shots were from 400 yards distant, and so the noise level, while still audible, was severely reduced, and was mistaken for firecrackers.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 12, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council OKs major connectivity projects with Low Line park, Ashley River bike bridge

Charleston Moves should have been pushing for a separate bridge all along instead of insisting on taking a lane away from motorized traffic. Glad they decided to go with a more practical solution. Charleston is about 40 years behind many US cities when it comes to bike paths and flood control, just as the fire department was prior to the Sofa City Fire thanks to the "visionary" leadership over the past 4 decades.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on October 12, 2017 at 12:32 AM
Posted by Aaron Wood on October 11, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Liberal scum. Come and take them.

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Posted by UNIDENTIFIABLE APPARITION on October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Palmetto Brewing closed until November due to construction

Please note that private parties are not affected and will be held as scheduled.

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Posted by Ashley Fulmer Pace on October 11, 2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

I get it's not like the movies. But a 30 decibel reduction is pretty significant. I'm just thinking that in a crowd, such as a concert or other event, there is already going to be so much noise and chaos that the reduction in noise from the weapon being used will only add to the danger and make life way more difficult for responders and victims alike.

In short, if people believe good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns, you would think the good guys would want their job to be easier.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “New coffee table book, Charleston: A Good Life, is nothing but moonlight and magnolias spin

Thanks for saving me the time and $ to read this self-inflated, superficial fantasy.

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Posted by Cynthia Wilson on October 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “John Oliver pitches Stephen Colbert as Confederate monument replacement

RED318is, but Calhoun would have supported the Confederacy, after it seceded, had he lived long enough. He would not have supported the Union.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

I hope all my children, by blood, by Girl Scouts, by classroom, by friendship all know I love them for who they are. I hope they all know my door is always open to them. I hope they know that I will listen and not judge, and not tell them what to do. I hope they each and all know how precious they are to me.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on October 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

To the author: Thanks for getting the descriptions and vernacular correct. While I can disagree with some of your points, you at least sound like you researched before writing. However, I hope this is an opinion piece because you leave the realm of good journalism and head off onto a gun control rant with no basis of fact or sources.

Suppressors were banned in the 1930's in an attempt to thwart poaching during the depression, not due to widespread use by criminals. In fact, suppressors are rarely ever used in a crime. The one's that do, are usually homemade things. The act of committing a crime with a firearm equipped with a suppressor is a healthy term in prison. The mandatory sentence is 30 years; if the silencer was unlicensed, another 10 years can be added. Facing a potential 40 years IN ADDITION to the penalty for the actual crime committed, most criminals do not use them.

Shooting, even with suppressors, can damage your hearing. Shooting without them, even with hearing protection can damage your hearing. The claim that a suppressors will help save our hearing is not a jest, they can. Does that justify deregulating them? I will let the politicians decide that.

The proposed change is to eliminate the tax requirement and reduce the red tape required to purchase a suppressor. It does not make them legal (as you point out) because they are already legal. It does not expose the public to a more dangerous weapon. It makes them easier to obtain. The penalty for illegal use remains.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 11, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Hey Ron, the Suppressor lowers the volume, it does not eliminate it. When you see a movie where the guy shoots with a suppressor all you hear is a pffft, pffft, pffft. That's all Hollywood.

The suppressor lowers the sound by about 30 decibels. That takes the volume from a jet engine down to a subway train. Its still loud, but doesn't damage your hearing. We have used suppressors, but still wear ear plugs while doing it. Some small caliber, reduced load rounds, such as a sub-sonic .22LR, is pretty quiet, but the range is very limited, and it still sounds much louder than James Bond shooting the bad guys.

So, why use them if they do not make it quiet? Well, for one, it saves your hearing and the hearing of those around you. Shooting a firearm in an enclosed area, like a hunting blind, without a suppressor and hearing protection, can destroy your hearing with only one shot. Second, it reduces recoil of the firearm allowing you to shoot more accurately.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 11, 2017 at 1:19 PM
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