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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

Re: “Stricter parking requirements for downtown hotels gain approval from Charleston City Council

Audubon Swamp Garden tour while in Charleston? Take it with Twin Hype!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYeNCu-NW…

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Posted by zee on July 14, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “As Charleston's tent cities grow, other communities find tangible solutions

ok...
Hey look me and Twin Hype still record fresh tracks if your interested. They are the most talented musicians I have ever worked with, and im lucky to have met them while at a skate park down here in Charleston, Sc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYeNCu-NW…

Here is a good one we just put out.

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Posted by zee on July 14, 2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

Charleston does have it's fair share of hospitality inns and still building more. Beaches are nearby and typical city life with that laid back feel abounds. Not to mention fine dining within a stone's throw of each other. It's going to be at the top for some time to come.

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Posted by Xavaiet Wescott on July 14, 2017 at 3:12 PM

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

Conveniently left out are the details about how the highly suspect and partisan Southern Poverty Law Center routinely generates a climate of hatred against opponents of the radical lefts social justice agenda, labeling right of center groups and individuals (Ben Carson) which they don't like as hate groups/haters. Their opposition to the Family Research Council is particularly troubling and includes their motivating activist Floyd Corkins in August 2012 to embarked on a plan to commit mass murder at the Council's Headquarters that resulted in him shooting a security guard before he could harm anyone else. Corkins later said he chose the Family Research Council based upon statements of the Law Center and that he also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage.

Citing them as a source is like using Charlie Manson as an analyst of Beatles songs.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM

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

Keep tell yourself that. Your own piece contradicts that since you acknowledge that this same publisher also publishes "translations of the Bible, self-help books, ecclesiastical spy, romance novels" as well as books by "Chuck Norris, former NFL coach Tony Dungy". They all fall under your "unifying principles" claim?

They gave you an assignment to write about the launching of a book, you turned into a wandering sophomoric attempt to turn public opinion against someone through the appearance of objective reporting or editorializing. Hack, meet thyself.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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

Foghorn (et al), if a publisher claims its authors and titles represent a set of unifying principles and two of its authors are politicians elected to represent South Carolinians, I think it's relevant to take a look at other authors with purportedly the same unifying principles, especially if they are as influential as Dobson.

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Posted by Sam Spence on July 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council again backs plan for major increase in workforce housing requirements

Context is key, Ima correctly points out. So I looked up The State of the Nation's Housing (http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research/state…) to compare the figures in this article to the general case:
In Charleston: 19% of renters are moderately burdened, 23% are severely burdened
In the South: 22% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened
In the Nation: 23% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened

So we are basically just above par with our region and the nation.

Caveat: Table W-13 of that report shows that the 42% is actually the combined total of moderate and severely burdened renters, that our moderate portion is 19.3%.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:39 AM

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

File under "meh." I misread the headline, thinking that James Dobson himself was publishing it. That these two political opportunists have become friends is about as surprising as smoke at a bbq restaurant.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM

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

That book cover would make a great poster for Brokeback Mountain 2.

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Posted by navyvet on July 14, 2017 at 9:21 AM

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

Tim Scott is culturally, a "privileged straight whitey" and now I know why - his close, long-standing friendship with Trey Gowdy. Hi, nice to meet y'all.

How to react when a "privileged whitey" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when "trans-gender-ism" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when a "straight" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when "anyone not like you" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.
How to react when a "bigot" enters your world? Say hi, nice to meet you.

It's called respect.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 14, 2017 at 8:12 AM
Posted by aaajn on July 13, 2017 at 9:58 PM

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

Sam, what a half-ass hit piece. Character assassination by association.

Here's some assistance for your next junior high gossip tripe, the same publisher of Curious George, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, also publishes Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Maybe you can attempt to shock us by connecting the dots between the two.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 13, 2017 at 9:22 PM

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

I always cringe when we go after books and publishers. This anti LGBTQ Oxygen thief is reprehensible scum. But, indicting anybody based on who the publishers are (and I hate what the bigots stand for) is not good. It healthy.

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Posted by aaajn on July 13, 2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council again backs plan for major increase in workforce housing requirements

Quoting from the Harvard study means absolutely nothing unless these figures are shown in comparison to the other cities studied. Is Charleston better or worse than the others? Unless that is shown, you're just pulling figures out of context to make a one-sided argument.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 13, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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