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Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Charleston and the area in general are suffering from a lack of infrastructure and planning, that was ignored for the last 40 years or so in favor of more glamorous projects like the Guillard, Aquarium, and others.

Posted by RASPUTIY on July 20, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Charleston: We hate everything tourist related but don't you dare talk shit about the carriage industry.

Posted by Ron Liberte on July 20, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “International African American Museum launches genealogy center, research initiative

It would be really nice to know. I'm happy they're doing this.

Posted by eden0718 on July 20, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

So we've hit the cruise ship cap about half way through the year. So that means no more ships allowed until January, right?......suuuure

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Jury sides with family of CofC grad Sarah Jones in wrongful death lawsuit

So what the Hell has the College of Charleston have to do with this story other than to promote chest-thumping by homies? The quality of journalism in this paper with columns like this and those by Ali Akhyari and Dwayne Green show a complete lack of ability by the editor

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Russki business

Russia, Russia, Russia....
https://youtu.be/8SRpEfCb7R8

Posted by tupper29406 on July 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

"How could 30 days of a human life be equal to $500 to our government?"

"We...make contracts with companies to sell our lives on an hourly basis."

"the government mirrors federal standards and says human lives are worth at least $7.25 per hour."

"the trouble with reducing the value of human lives to a minimum dollar amount does not stop at the debate over idealism versus the "real world.""

I've heard my fair share of Marxist proletariat claptrap, but never so clumsily expressed. In what world of yours does the US or SC governments determine or dictate human value? We're not in Iran nor some banana republic. You rise or fall on your own individual choices, merits, and endeavors in this society, and you determine your own value. I also doubt you have any police friends.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 20, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

He is just a token race baiter for the CCP. If he was a real journalist he wouldn't write for the city paper. If he wrote anything other than crazy theories on race they wouldn't keep him on.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on July 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Why did the writer propose 526 as a solution for traffic?All the ring road will do ( as reflected By other cities that were ringed by a road) is increase land for development and lead to its eventual decline into an even longer parking lot.

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on July 19, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Having lived in Austin in the 83-87 period, I witnessed the initial political success in the "stop the growth" movement as Abbott Labs, Dell and high-tech firms found this beautiful city a desirable place. With the University of Texas and an eager and trained workforce at hand, Austin rivaled Albuquerque as one of America's fasted growing areas. Unfortunately, by refusing to prepare for that inevitable growth with forward looking infrastructure improvements, areas like Round Rock, Georgetown and Pflugerville found themselves dealing with "MUD" districts or "municipal utility districts" and these were controlled by the developers not the people. My recollection is that the run-off and other environmental hazards of a privately maintained and governed utility system created problems for years to come. Perhaps the desire to control and regulate growth is tenable here in the Lowcountry, I hope so but my experience that the desire to stop it, no matter how popular is damn near impossible in a democratic society. Vaughn Burns

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Posted by Vaughn Burns on July 19, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

As usual you throw out hair-brained statements without understanding why something as simple as a litter laws are in place. $500 fine or 30 days? You're confusing the loss of a persons time with somehow the government placing value on human life. (You have choices, litter or not, pay a fine or waste 30 days). But what can be expected from someone who views everything through the lens of social justice warrior glasses and hears dog whistles everywhere?

As for Mr. Wrights case, high bail is typical with those charged with 1st degree child murder. Are you seriously suggesting that we significant reduce or eliminate bail for those charged with the same or similar offenses? Or on the reverse, perhaps eliminate the bail altogether for everyone? Reasonable bail as a proven and reliable method of securing defendants show up in court goes back 2000 years, but then I assumed you knew that, the rest of us do. And, if as you say, the police were negligent in clearing Mr. Wright of these charges in a timely manner, we have a healthy civil court system which will rectify the situation significantly in his favor.

More importantly, in what seems to be the norm with your opinion pieces, you throw out mindlessly theories unsubstantiated by facts, without attempting to think through what you've written. I initially though it was purposeful, now I realize its just ignorance. While we all can agree that police should get better pay, I find your schizophrenic lurches in editorializing bizarre. Last week you were screeching about a racial motivated crime committed by a poorly trained, over reacting Hispanic Minnesota cop who killed a black motorist and linked it to the actions of Confederate neo-secessionists, this week you're theorizing that if that same officer had just a little more jingle in his pocket he would have enforce the law better. You have to be one of the most manic, inconsistent, scatter-shot writers that I've ever read.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 19, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Charleston School Board members approve new stadium on Wando campus and give themselves a raise

Yep. Save millions by moving the stadium to Wando, and then spend it on higher salaries for the board members. They knew the stipend when they ran for office, yet now they say it is a financial burden to serve. So quit.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

The obvious is obvious. Be thankful you live in a city where it has the incoming resources and optimism to deal with inevitable city growth, and vote in city leaders who can provide the community with long term vision and planning to take it where it can and should go. There's a reason nobody moves to and everybody moves from the upstate New Yorks of the world, they're the complete opposite in all ways, mentally as well as physically, of life here in Charleston.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 19, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Reports of massive hacking attempts of South Carolina’s voter system likely overblown

It would be a greater service to SC if an in in depth story on the history of the ES&S Ivontronic machines, and include independent research instead of merely being used as a tool for the SC Election Commission. It's another round of 'move along, nothing to see here.' Meanwhile, we are still using ancient equipment that was forced on us in 2004, These machines have no accountability, no paper trial so we're 'faith based' voting. I see the recent admissions by the SEC is a step forward. For years, we've been told that when the machines freeze, votes are lost forever, it's all 'human error.' (meaning the poll clerks, et al.)

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Posted by ssmith8562 on July 18, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The NYT's on Lincoln Giving License to Rape

Lincoln Executive Orde 100~
Art. 44.

All wanton violence committed against persons in the invaded country, all destruction of property not commanded by the authorized officer, all robbery, all pillage or sacking, even after taking a place by main force, all rape, wounding, maiming, or killing of such inhabitants, are prohibited under the penalty of death, or such other severe punishment as may seem adequate for the gravity of the offense.

A soldier, officer or private, in the act of committing such violence, and disobeying a superior ordering him to abstain from it, may be lawfully killed on the spot by such superior.

Art. 45.

All captures and booty belong, according to the modern law of war, primarily to the government of the captor.

Prize money, whether on sea or land, can now only be claimed under local law.

Art. 46.

Neither officers nor soldiers are allowed to make use of their position or power in the hostile country for private gain, not even for commercial transactions otherwise legitimate. Offenses to the contrary committed by commissioned officers will be punished with cashiering or such other punishment as the nature of the offense may require; if by soldiers, they shall be punished according to the nature of the offense.

Art. 47.

Crimes punishable by all penal codes, such as arson, murder, maiming, assaults, highway robbery, theft, burglary, fraud, forgery, and rape, if committed by an American soldier in a hostile country against its inhabitants, are not only punishable as at home, but in all cases in which death is not inflicted, the severer punishment shall be preferred.

Posted by Christopher Rische on July 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “A DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

"The state-level dominance Republicans presently enjoy is due in part to successful attempts to limit the votes of minorities" as has been ruled by the CURRENT SCOTUS, so only laughable in the eyes of ostriches.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “A DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

"The state-level dominance Republicans presently enjoy is due in part to successful attempts to limit the votes of minorities"

Laughably absurd statement. Democrats can't win at the polls, so claim the elections are rigged. This guy is back to smoking too much weed again.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 17, 2017 at 1:40 AM

Re: “A DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

DeMint has been on the outs for the last year, washed up advisor with no influence. Woods might as well have written about James Buchanan. YAWN.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 16, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

I don't know why we're "Charleston Strong". Mainly, somebody came up with it and it seemed to strike a chord with everybody else, probably led by the preternaturally gracious response of the grieving families. K.J. Kearney might not be old enough to remember when something that happened to black people did not trouble the minds of white people in Charleston, but I am. In the past, it would have been a "well, that's their problem" attitude and "they" better not make too much of a fuss about it, if they knew what was good for them. I think the fact that whites and blacks felt like this was outrageous to murder innocent people in their church, of all places, rather than it just being the "problem" of the bereaved families and the black community did show us to be a little "stronger" as a community than we were in other times. I've often felt that, if we could get beyond seeing each other as "black" or "white" most of the time, we could see each other as fellow Americans and citizens of this country. In this case, that happened. People who never met the victims of this crime were horrified. People who did know them were devastated. Without regard for race. I like his substitutions for #charlestonstrong; I don't have a particular love for it and those are just as good as any. I just don't see what his problem is.

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on July 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

At least the SPLC actually works for a living. Their record of taking down hate groups and standing up for the underrepresented speaks for itself. The FRC is just another parasitic, gleefully divisive, purely partisan Washington lobbying group. Their only excuse to exist is to hustle whitebread sharia law to the tabloid addled culture war dupes.

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Posted by johnpauljah on July 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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