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

I had cocktails at Rutledge Cab Co a week and a half ago and each came with a straw. I think they may need to reconsider what signing up for strawless summer means.

Posted by Ellen Marie on July 19, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

I bought premium seats to a Hank show back in the late 70s. Asleep at the Wheel opened, Hank had to be helped to a barstool center stage, 2 people, each holding an arm, after he was seated a tech brought him a guitar. Half way through the first song he passed out cold drunk and fell off the stool. The band carried him off stage and never came back. 20 minutes later Asleep at the Wheel came back onstage and played for two hours. I've not listened to Hank since that night, but have been a huge fan of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel ever since.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 19, 2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

Yes, please do the reunions, Dustin! Your recaps are the only thing charming about this show.

Southern Shame! :ring ring ring:

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Posted by MacGhillielaidir@aol.com on July 19, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Becca Barnet's Gibbes residency lets her express her wild side

I am very excited to see what comes out of this opportunity! I hope this is a happy week for you.

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Posted by Nancy Corbin 1 on July 19, 2017 at 5:33 PM

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: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

I also "interviewed" Bocephus, and had an identical experience.

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Posted by Charlie Morrison on July 19, 2017 at 1:42 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: “Rappahannock Oyster Bar is so much more than an oyster bar

The tuna melt is seriously the best I have EVER had. You forgot the part about free parking..

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Posted by Jessica Stone on July 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Rappahannock Oyster Bar is so much more than an oyster bar

The review of the ceviche makes me want to go...now. Not many places in Charleston where they can make this simple but delicate dish a winner. And if you are going to have someone "try" an oyster for the first time, take them to an oyster roast, let them start off with some rubbery, over-cooked bivalve, and work their way up to a juicy, almost raw delight! Just be sure they have chili or hot dogs should your attempts to introduce folks to a new dish fail.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

This is just another expensive version of Aaron's Deli. Tourists are their main clients, and are stuck with mediocre food and a very noisy atmosphere. With all the nice genuine professional restaurants in town, I wonder why they can stay in business.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Tales from the door side

There are a lot of really dumb folks out there. Rex gets to meet them after they have clouded their small brains with a bit of ETOH.

Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Rappahannock Oyster Bar is so much more than an oyster bar

Went here when they first opened, wasnt that impressed but they still were working with a partial menu, so not a fair review. Like that they have parking, will give it another try soon!

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Posted by BelowBroad on July 19, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Best Place to Buy Taxidermy

Becca Barnet is a true Renaissance Woman! From artist to sculptor; machinist to builder. Truly an amazing talent. She also taught me to honor those animals slain, by appreciating her loving care of the elegant makeover she gives them. I do now. As an interior designer, I welcome her creativity on many projects.

Posted by Donna Coudes on July 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

You need to recap the reunion!

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Posted by Steven Small on July 19, 2017 at 10:48 AM

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: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

love it

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Posted by Sandy Kessler on July 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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