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Re: “Pour House hosts benefit for victims, including 33 children, of EME Apartments fire

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Posted by Charlie Moore on June 7, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Re: “What to do when the population grows and housing options shrink

I moved to the area 21 years ago and enjoy living here but Charleston is such a pretentious town I may cash out and move back to Columbia, not because of the growth but for the financial windfall. I rarely go downtown anymore and when I do it is just to see shows. Tourist do not travel here to meet locals, what a silly idea. The people here are not special.

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Posted by D2 on June 7, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Yonder Field's Bowman Bound festival has been canceled

Bowman is halfway between Columbia & Charleston on i-26 and an easy ride from Florence or Hilton Head on I-95 sounds perfect. The only problem is the festival is in BOWMAN!! A weak ass line up with camping as your only alternative for sleeping in a location which is really just 2 gas stations at 2 exits is a hard sell even if the show was worth seeing. Riverfront park in north Charleston would have been a better location for the line up but if a festival is gonna pull people to the sticks they need to bring some heat. I suspect ticket sales were the real reason the festival was cancelled.

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Posted by D2 on June 7, 2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

I am gonna to have to call bullshit on the pedicab incidents, you made this up as a platform to espouse your own bias. I have taken pedicab rides and never had such a conversation. I also used to pick my daughter up from work on King Street and never heard conversations like that among the pedicab drivers as I literally eaves dropped on their conversations as I waited in my car with the windows down.

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Posted by D2 on June 7, 2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

This narrow minded view is not limited to the tourism industry. I have heard transplants make similar comments about areas of the peninsula.

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Posted by kmj1969 on June 7, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Best Tattoo Shop

cant fine any photos of your shops work

Posted by David Findlay on June 7, 2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

WOW! You showed great restraint as I would have probably walked to said pedicab and given them a piece of my mind.
PS: We live in a very diverse neighborhood in Cola and I love it.

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Posted by Debbie McDaniel on June 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “What to do when the population grows and housing options shrink

Thank you for writing this Charleston and the surrounding areas really need to understand they are pricing the very people that help make this a top tourist destination out of the rental/housing market. They are going the way of Hilton Head Island and Kiawah they will have to literally bus their workforce in if they don't do something about this. I have many a story of workers that make 9.00 to 10 dollars an hour not being able to afford a place to live that is a sad commentary on our area it really is.

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Posted by Denise Mosley on June 7, 2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Talk about First World Problems. I've lived in many cities - including downtown Charleston - and have found it to be quite diverse, with much greater racial harmony than others. I also thank God every day that I have had the opportunity to live here. This piece sounds like the typical victimhood narrative of a liberal. The people of London, Manchester, Paris, and Kabul should be so lucky to have such a petty incident as their primary concern.

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Posted by MsBayHaven on June 7, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

I am so glad you wrote this. I'm not sure what is happening in Charleston. I know the tourist trade has nearly always tended to whitewash Charleston history. I grew up hanging around downtown back in the mid to late 90's. I watched as the landscape changed and how they tried to bury done of the ugly things that built that town, or hide the contributions of non-white folks. Charleston has a diverse and complicated history that deserves more than it's history buried and to be gentrified to death. Thank you for this article.

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Posted by Chelsea Hall 1 on June 7, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “We shopped at Mt. Pleasant's new ALDI grocery store so you don't have to

a poster said, "This article itself illustrates how privilege can create bias owing to lifestyle marketing. 2. They hire from the community and pay a competitive wage, with benefits. 3. Their food is ethically sourced and sustainable. We all need to use our dollars to create a better world. 4. Reduced packaging pledge."

curious - what is your source for this information? Specific sources - and please don't provide a blog post as your source. And what does it mean - do you mean other grocery stores hire outside the area? ??

As far as wages, do you have a sample of wages at, for example, Publix vs. Aldi? My impression - recent Fortune Mar 3 2016 article - is that employees love Publix.

And the ethical sourcing - where exactly are you getting this information? Whole Foods would have us believe that very few people ethically source many things, as there are no uniform standards for 'ethical' or 'organic'. Many grocery stores make similar pledges, but Aldi has the benefit of being private so there is no public information unless you'd care to share it.

Thanks for your help. I know a lot of people like Aldi's (we do too - but I have no illusions about them making the world a better place, but it would be interesting to find out where you've derived that impression) but it is so easy to just make things up on the internet. Maybe you haven't done that - maybe you've got sources. Share them with us. thanks

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Posted by primer dump on June 7, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Did you call the manager of the pedicab company to let it be known that the company has been represented in this less than acceptable manner? If you didn't make that call, you probably shouldn't have put it out on social media. And, saying that, I'm making it known to you that I was confused and unable to comprehend any point you attempted to make other than the comment made by the pedicab driver in this article. I believe that sarcasm of this nature is offensive and a cover-up for lack of comprehension of the topics mentioned. First and formost, stick with the facts and be gracious and kind.

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Posted by Catherine Eckles on June 7, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Personally I've never heard a pedicab mention welfare. I don't see any reason why they would, I chalk this one up to agenda driven fake news. Foghorn speaks the truth...

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Posted by Quillz on June 7, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

I live in a similar neighborhood and that's not the "point" of her piece. Perhaps you should reread the article, Ms. Gilchrist is clearly taking her run in with an unknown, rather uneducated pedicab driver and ballooning it into an indictment of the city's tourist industry. I know you're not obtuse, so I would suggest you go read some of Ms. Gilchrist previous agenda driven works.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 7, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Another example of why pedicab drivers shouldn't give out info to their riders. As a tour guide of 16 years, I often have to correct info my customers have received by cab drivers, bus driver, pedicab drivers. And, by the way, the "Charleston lie" has been perpetuated for about 300 years, and really kicked into high gear in the decades after "the Wah."

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Posted by wickedmark on June 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Mr or Ms Leghorn clearly did not understand the motivation of the original piece. CHS has always been a city with a diverse population. NOT equal in wealth distribution by any means, but as that disparity is recognized parity can start to be addressed-hopefully.
The writer GETS IT - without rancor that her neighborhood contains not only diverse neighbors, but in some cases dangerous situations. Her family lives with this reality & appreciates it. The pedi-cab driver(s) know nothing about the area & spout nonsense!

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Posted by cddittrich on June 7, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “What to do when the population grows and housing options shrink

So true all the things that make it great will gradually disappear. It's just common sense. Balance is severely necessary. If all the locals who made the city what it is cannot afford to live in their hometown then what's special about it again? It's like Charleston with no Charlestonians.

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Posted by eden0718 on June 7, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Not if it's from the same pedicab driver. Appalling is ISIS beheadings, it's not by being offended because you overheard a conversation by a person who peddles people around for a living.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 7, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The U.S. premiere of 'Quartett' is 80 minutes in hell

You missed the whole point. There are layers to this performance that my friends and I are still discussing. If you wanted pretty costumes, an easily understood linear plotline, and neatly defined characters, you should have gone to a movie. There was not a boring second in Quartett; it may be that it was just complex and took more mental energy than some were willing to expend.

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Posted by follyscguy on June 7, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

3 different episodes is not 'isolated'. Appalling.

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Posted by Katherine Lundy on June 7, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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