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Re: “Downtown parking study finds that — *gasp* — people want to use and improve public transit

One way would be to improve use of public transportation is increasing awareness of what CARTA has to offer. That would be beneficial in increasing ridership and quality. Everyday in my job in the parking services office at the College of Charleston I've had to educate faculty, staff, and students on the options CARTA offers to them (that the college pays for fyi) with many surprised how convenient some of the routes are to their commute. One way increase this awareness would be to have more informational forums around the area like the one CARTA does at the College of Charleston once a year. Some of the positive suggestions out of the last session were midday express route services being added, routes to major area employers, improved bus tracking system, making sure more buses available during times when it floods to lower delays, creating shorter express routes, solar panel battery powered lighting on buses for embark/disembark during early morning/late evening times, and many more.

Posted by Will Freeman on January 22, 2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Downtown parking study finds that — *gasp* — people want to use and improve public transit

We need a Public rapid transit or PRT. They have one that connects the whole town in Morgantown in west virginia. It's free for students. It runs till ten am has no drivers and is awesome to take to events at the football stadium and civic center. We could even build a better one than at west Virginia university. You can look it up online. We could build a dedicated trolley like this.

We can run it off of electric energy...maybe even some solar or wind power? Too bad tradition insists we invite Clemson college football team to the white house for fancy dinners instead of inviting the Clemson engineering school to design a solution for Charleston? Our traditions should have sent our best engineering teams up to the white house for big macs!

Why do we not put more people on the moon? I guess that's China's job now.

Posted by zee on January 21, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Apparently Charleston is the No. 1 city for vegetarians

I agree Dellz, Huriyalu are great veg restaurants (love them) I would add Semilla these are all great vegetarian restaurants, but I wouldn't necessarily say Charleston is a vegetarian epicurean center. Charleston has started to turn that massive ship of shoot it and fry it and serve it, but even the vegetarian dishes in the 5 stars are still cooked in oils or diary, and enfused with cheese. But I'm hopeful... The sun is rising on plant based diets, grateful to see the turn of the ship!!

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Posted by Kevin Klemm on January 21, 2019 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Downtown parking study finds that — *gasp* — people want to use and improve public transit

The bus routes could improve. A route straight to Noth woods mall from Tanger would help. The current frequency of buses is poor. Miss a bus and you'll be standing outside for an hour.

The buses could use improvement. They appear to be relics. Its encouraging to see a study was documented.

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Posted by Ernesto Acosta on January 21, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Do the Joke Thing

This show is gonna be so hilarious you guys. Their current tour has been getting rave reviews. The food at Tin Roof is great. Kathleen and Steven in the kitchen are amazing. Everything is good.

Posted by Keith Dee on January 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Downtown parking study finds that — *gasp* — people want to use and improve public transit

There is no reason not to use public transportation. The public needs to change their perception about getting on the bus. Clean buses and efficient service will help.

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Posted by Mary Lou Scott on January 21, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Inspired by Burning Man, Charleston's Emergence aims for "radical inclusivity" and a little "sex magick," if you're OK with that

Something I found interesting in reading about Burning Man's history was how it started as "anything goes" but evolved to have quite a few rules. For example, after someone got driven over and killed, they had to regulate motorized vehicles. They have a volunteer police force sort of organization to enforce these rules. It's a good analogy for human society in general.

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Posted by Cid95 on January 20, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Charleston will hire a "racial reconciliation" manager, but some worry "nothing is gonna happen"

Please give Zee a weekly column.

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Posted by Airbag Moments on January 20, 2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

We have been dealing with this for 5 months, I must be the one who produces the most co2 because I get bitten non stop. We have tried everything but were having pretty good progress with dollar store ammonia and water. I put it in a pump sprayer and spray everything from ceiling to floor. Instant kill. Our biggest problem is they live through the dryer and if I get my ammonia mix with a little scrub brush they instantly let go of fabric. I have tried soaking the clothes in the mixture but that doesnt work as well. We have thrown all rugs shoes and clothes away, but the few we kept Im having real success so if I knew what the nest looks like I could get a handle on this. Does anyone know what the nesting area looks like? Oh by the way you will be amazed on a clean shirt or sheet etc how you see and feel nothing but just a dip into the ammonia solution how many hundreds of bugs pop out. Unreal how we live with these parasites! Good luck

Posted by Maria Olea Darty Leal on January 20, 2019 at 4:59 AM

Re: “The tragic but undeniable truth about Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots

You have to wonder how old this dumb ass is, he really thinks he knows about music

Posted by Lynn Mayberry Gentry on January 19, 2019 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Ghost hunting at Charleston's Old Jail

I grew up in downtown Charleston. So did my parents and grandparents. Like any old city, its full of ghost. You just learn to live with the unexplained cold spots and noises. They never hurt anyone.

Posted by Joyce Lee on January 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Could 2019 be the year South Carolina lawmakers approve medical marijuana?

I would like to see cbd products covered under health insurance. I would also like to see them mainstreamed and available and accessible to all. Utilized by traditional medical care and practices. The current pain meds are inadequate and dangerous. Especially for long term and chronic pain sufferers. We need a radical overhaul and transformation of how we approach pain management. No one should be denied relief because of economic barriers. We are fighting for medical marijuana when many can't even access and products because of the expense.

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Posted by Jackie Morfesis on January 19, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Re: “An Afternoon of Award-Winning Family Films

Each of these films have received top awards - as the producer, I was very proud of all the casts and crews!! Come enjoy!

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Posted by Chris Weatherhead on January 19, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Apparently Charleston is the No. 1 city for vegetarians

Harolds Cabin has great options too! The Green salad is amazing, Their hush puppies and smashed fries are the bomb. 3 cheese ravioli and their grilled cheese and tomato soup are also a must try.

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Posted by Marlo Shedlock on January 19, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

The other poster is on point and would be my response. The article is clearly a mixture of fact with lots of conjecture. And if you as journalists can't tell the distinction, you need to find another line of work.

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Posted by Max Stallings on January 18, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

The players look happy in the pics. No one got hurt because of this. Hunter Renfrow said he'd remember this forever because of the food (said he didn't remember what he had to eat last time there). The players toured the Oval Office.

Those are facts.

Here's conjecture: It was probably the best time to have the team come visit due to the shutdown. If Trump wants to politicize this in a town where everything is politicized by everyone, who's surprised and who cares?

I didn't vote for Trump (I'm a fan of Kasich), and I think that he's an abomination. But the left, and in this case of the CP, far left, the conversation better start to evolve into finding solutions that most Americans can agree on, instead of the usual complaining and finger pointing about Trump. The coastal late night shows and news outlets are so overcome by their hatred that they dedicate their existence to bashing him. The people in the middle of the country that elected this guy are going to elect him again if the elitist mouthpieces don't veer to the middle and find a very dynamic (think JFK) candidate.

Come to think of it, this would probably be about the time that JFK Jr would be making his run. Wouldn't that have been nice?

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Posted by CharlesM on January 18, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Clemson's title makes things even harder for South Carolina's smaller football schools

Wow, talk about a victim mentality. You have to search hard to find how Clemson's dominance could in some way be detrimental to anything in this state (with the exception of Will Muschamp).

KJ, you are wired to complain. Happy you.

Everyone gets the attention and adoration that they deserve. When SCSU, USC, Furman, Wofford, or any other SC school dominates their competition as has Clemson, then they too will get the love.

KJ's take on this is interesting because it speaks to a larger issue. He's lamenting the fact that Clemson through their brilliance and achievement will somehow get an unfair share of the attention, love, and all that implies (money, TV revenue, booster money, etc). SCSU and the other SC schools will somehow suffer because in the zero sum world of love and adoration, they won't get their fair share, and that's not right. As he says - "the rich get richer".

Here's an idea, KJ. How about SCSU develop a program that dominates their division and goes on to play for championships year after year? I'll bet you that if and when that happens, SCSU will get all the glory (and all that implies) that's due to them because that is what they have earned.

Why is this so hard for people to understand?

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Posted by CharlesM on January 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Shovels and Rope sings "The Fall of Charleston" on Civil War commemorative album

Clemson man, imagine trying to stop 25k - 50k troops from doing bad things, think of that sherman did what he had to do to win the war, and what do you mean by we? you were not apart of the civil war at all. If you're going to say stuff like that put your feet in shermans shoes and think about trying to stop that many troops from doing those crimes and such, history is history and it is still true that he helped win the war, he may be 2nd to hitler but doesn't change the fact that he was still a good man.

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Posted by Sean Andrew Townsend on January 18, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

I think the facts were clearly reported in this article.

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Posted by CHSDognanny on January 18, 2019 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Gov. McMaster's new budget; Anti-abortion activist tells women they can't serve in office; 896 pounds of weed in Hanahan

"Berkeley County authorities have seized 896 pounds of marijuana"
Makes your eyes red just thinking about it.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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