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Re: “Getting behind affordable housing and deciding the future of James Island and West Ashley

There is already plenty of affordable housing in Charleston, all one has to do is work a full 40 hour week at minimum wage to afford one night in any of the ever growing number of fine hotels downtown...VOTE NO unless you are an idiot riding a unicorn!

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Posted by EmpireInvisible on November 2, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Pain was the catalyst for institutional change at Porter-Gaud

He is a comedian first and stooge for the DNC 2nd.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on November 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “On election day, vote 'Yes' on affordable housing

There is already plenty of affordable housing in Charleston, all one has to do is work a full 40 hour week at minimum wage to afford one night in any of the ever growing number of fine hotels downtown...VOTE NO unless you are an idiot riding a unicorn!

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Posted by EmpireInvisible on November 2, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “How to lose a god in 10 days

This opens my eyes a little more to the real you. I also see a lot of hurt. Just know I love you and I'm praying for you

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Posted by Alicia Ann Richardson on November 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Finding peace and quiet in an Edisto River treehouse

Here it is, six years after this timeless article and interesting comments. I was alerted to this treasure while watching Treehouse Masters.
Are any of your treehouse beauties accessible to people with disabilities? My Godmother and I are nature lovers but both of us now use canes, crutches &/or walker depending on the severity of our pain levels.
Do you know of anyone who has handicapped accessible treehouses available in the SC, NC, GA AREA?
Thank you for your dedication to our precious and threatened world.

Posted by Nouni on November 2, 2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “On election day, vote 'Yes' on affordable housing

Why would we ever trust the local government to effectively manage this program? The County Council just had to buy a property for $33 million after signing bad leases...that the City of North Charleston had bought for $2 million 5 years ago. As far as has been reported, there weren't any extensive renovations or infrastructure work that justified the $31 million markup, just idiocy.

Meanwhile, developers want to build housing, and want to even build affordable housing. But affordable housing is dense housing in areas where the land underneath is so valuable. The problem is that local zoning won't allow builders to erect affordable housing.

What would ever allow the city to spend $20 million and meaningfully address the issue?-- an exemption from the rules for their projects!

Why not just change the rules that exist for current developers and let them build affordable units without putting taxpayers on the hook for the poor management of inept officials.

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Posted by natehertel on November 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Charleston voters face a $20 million decision on affordable housing in upcoming election

Why would we ever trust the local government to effectively manage this program? The County Council just had to buy a property for $33 million after signing bad leases...that the City of North Charleston had bought for $2 million 5 years ago. As far as has been reported, there weren't any extensive renovations or infrastructure work that justified the $31 million markup, just idiocy.

Meanwhile, developers want to build housing, and want to even build affordable housing. But affordable housing is dense housing in areas where the land underneath is so valuable. The problem is that local zoning won't allow builders to erect affordable housing.

What would ever allow the city to spend $20 million and meaningfully address the issue?-- an exemption from the rules for their projects.

Why not just change the rules that exist for current developers and let them build affordable units without putting taxpayers on the hook for the poor management of inept officials.

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Posted by natehertel on November 1, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Blotter: Pizza babble

Good grief, and I thought South Florida was home base for nutty behavior. Call Carl Hiassen!

Posted by Charlotte Edwards on November 1, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “How to lose a god in 10 days

Welcome to the real world, Joe.

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Posted by navyvet on November 1, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “How to lose a god in 10 days

Wow! Sylvia Plath must be your idol

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 1, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “On election day, vote 'Yes' on affordable housing

This is a huge tax increase on the backs of lower and middle class working people, which will be pocketed by our political hacks cherry picked developers who in turn contribute to the politcal hacks. A few cheap apartments get built, they move people in who don't work dont even live in Charleston now, nor do anything. In 10 years the apartments are trashed and they come back to steal more money from you. Don't fall for it. This is a tax increase on working families to pay for non working people's apartments

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Posted by Jeff Barnes on November 1, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The slow death of the North Charleston Police Department’s federal review

Randall, the culture and the frequent lack of a two parent family is due to the fact that many in those racial communities live in poverty. That is why more needs to be done to spend on education for those races, than for us whites and Asians. So with more education, they should catch up with us in income, culture, and in having two parent families.

Posted by Tom Martin on November 1, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Pain was the catalyst for institutional change at Porter-Gaud

Simon, so he is a comedian luminary.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 1, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “On election day, vote 'Yes' on affordable housing

Does anyone else think it's a bad idea to let government raise bond money to build housing? And if they do, would you want the City of Charleston as a landlord?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 1, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Gov. candidate Catherine Templeton calls Steve Bannon "the voice of the rest of us" ahead of his Citadel speaking gig

Obviously, you are as racist as Bannon, & would do nothing but promote divisiveness in our state & our country. Would not vote for you if you were the last person on earth!

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Posted by Nancy Vantrepott Gorlesky on November 1, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Pain was the catalyst for institutional change at Porter-Gaud

Stephen Colbert is a "luminary"? I thought he was a comedian.

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Posted by Simon Jester on November 1, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Student in Freddie Gray Halloween costume faces heat from CofC's Black Student Union

What the f*ck is wrong with you dumbsh*t kids? Information is at your literal fingertips all day long to clue yourself in. Freddie Gray was killed, even if you look at it as a careless accident, after an arrest for nothing. He has a family. He has friends. He is a symbol of injustice and open wounds in our society.

But I guess the need to be "edgy" and "stick it to the libs and whiny minorities" is overwhelming to some of our most oppressed Americans, my fellow white males who come from money. Go play in traffic while jamming out to Rush Limbaugh.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “This Halloween, beware of sexist clowns

Good article.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 1, 2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “The Agenda: S.C. corruption law lacks teeth; Ex-N. Chs. officer settles suit over Confederate flag underwear

Was the police officer wrongfully terminated because he was peeing into his Confederate underwear? Then he indeed should not have been terminated, he should have been praised for soiling that Nazi-like Confederate flag.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 1, 2017 at 5:36 AM

Re: “Gov. candidate Catherine Templeton calls Steve Bannon "the voice of the rest of us" ahead of his Citadel speaking gig

One more reason not to vote for Templeton in the primary. Vote for anyone else.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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