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Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

Lisa, the Confederacy betrayed the US and seceded, mainly to make sure that slavery would not be abolished. And while the slavery is biblical and the slaves held by the Israelites were mostly white people, here in the South, as also earlier in the US, the slavery was racist, white people could not be owned as slaves, that was illegal.
In India the swastika goes in the opposite direction from the Nazi swastika. So there is no way they would fly the flag of Nazi Germany, with the Nazi swastika in the middle. That was the official flag of Germany at that time.
The KKK was founded as basically a continuation of the Confederacy, to keep the blacks oppressed, in segregation, and not voting. It worked for many years here. The KKK used to be supported by most whites here. Some cities and towns still have statues of the founders of the KKK. But some say, let's not tear down the statues, that would be erasing history. Of course in Germany they tore down the statues of Hitler, but they did not erase history, they still teach about Hitler in schools.

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Posted by Tom Martin on July 9, 2017 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

They still fly the swastika in India. Its an ancient symbol of good luck there and always has been until the Nazis stole it. Sort of like how the neo-secession and the Klan did with the Confederate battle flag. I suggest you get the Indian ambassador on the phone and vent your outrage. I'm sure he'll take your call.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 8, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

You don't see Germans flying the Nazi swastika flag in Germany today. Yet there are people here in the US still flying that treasonous anti-American Confederate flag that was first flown to defend the institution of racist slavery.

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Posted by Tom Martin on July 8, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Travesty at the Yacht Club

Love your article. I'm member of old-time "aristocracy" which has founded and belonged to a yacht club since 1853, and I have lived in Charleston, but I believe in the principle "from those who have much to those who have little."

Posted by Anne Russell on July 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Why Mt. Pleasant is called Mt. Pleasant (Hint: Get ready to blush)

All but one link (the dictionary link) is dead. How about some valid sources that Mount Pleasant was actually named for that? This is BS.

Posted by JenBlalock on July 8, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Why South Carolina needs more of the North's best doughy export, Dunkin' Donuts

I grew up on Dunkin'. After I was introduced to Krispy by a neighbor soon after I moved to Charleston, I have never looked back.
I had 2 dogs on daily meds. Even they would only take their pills surrounded by a piece of hlazed donut. Once I could fund them nowhere. Even the bakery on Savannah Hwy had sold the last dozen. I returned home with glazed crullers. The dogs spit them out- too cakey.
Krispy Kreme is THE best!!!

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Posted by jhark on July 7, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Why South Carolina needs more of the North's best doughy export, Dunkin' Donuts

@Priscilla, for the express shops they typically have a large kitchen that provides all their area stores with fresh, hot donuts every morning. they're not delivered frozen to any of the shops. this would destroy the yeast and they wouldn't rise properly.

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Posted by joshl725 on July 7, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Why South Carolina needs more of the North's best doughy export, Dunkin' Donuts

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140329/ISSUE01/303299985/inside-dunkin-donuts-biggest-doughnut-bakery?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1

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Posted by southerby on July 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Why South Carolina needs more of the North's best doughy export, Dunkin' Donuts

There's that Southern charm we all love.

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Posted by Patrick Wall on July 7, 2017 at 1:46 PM

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

The Party of Smaller Government strikes again. Is anyone surprised the SCGOP would comply with this? Bootlickers from top to bottom. Imagine if Hillary were president and tried to pull a stunt like this.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 7, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “UPDATE: 70+ Charleston restaurants have signed on to the Strawless Summer Challenge

Restaurant in east Carolina had soy drink cups and straws. Ever heard of them

Posted by LISH on July 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Why South Carolina needs more of the North's best doughy export, Dunkin' Donuts

Please take yourself and terrible Dunkin' Donuts back to where you came from. That place is awful and a perfect example of bland s**t food from yankeeland.

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Posted by southerby on July 7, 2017 at 12:01 PM

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

Maybe the voter info should be sold for 50k in instead of $2500

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Posted by LISH on July 7, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “I am a racist and proud of it

He says he never called anyone these names, he doesn't say he's never used them. As for Paula Deen, let's see, Bill Maher, John Mayer and others say nicer, but they get a pass. Damn liberal racists

Posted by Michael Hodge on July 7, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

At least he puts out great points, while you just act as a typical liberal, can't beat them, than denigrate them. And you call Trump a bully, Tupper?

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Posted by Michael Hodge on July 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

Wow. DJ's not paddling with all oars as it appears he is a "Scotter" in "Bizarro World" - and divisive himself. Let the white and elite gods think and rule the world. FNC strikes again.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 7, 2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Best Acupuncturist

Chad is awesome. I can come there worried or upset about something. In an hour with combined acupuncture and meditation, I leave completely mellowed out. Thanks God there is a place I can go for homeopathic care and afford on a limited budget, sliding scale basis. These folks provide a rare community service. I am so pleased to find them in Charleston...and the results are irrefutable. I love this place!

Posted by Robert Pfaff on July 6, 2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Painter Adam Hall credits his success to fellow artists in his latest Robert Lange exhibit

Wonderful article about a talented artist, and loving husband & father. I follow him on fb from Iowa and am very impressed with his creativity!

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Posted by Sharon Leonard on July 6, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “UPDATE: 70+ Charleston restaurants have signed on to the Strawless Summer Challenge

If I were jaded and pessimistic I might say that offering a restauranteur free good PR for cutting his overhead is reason enough to join the campaign, but I'm not

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 6, 2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

As a person descended from both Mexican and Native American ancestry, could the author explain to me why I couldn't use his same twisted argument to advocate for the elimination of the current U.S. flag?

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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