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Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

What a humanitarian disaster this is turning out to be in PR!

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Posted by Mike Westerman on September 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Cutouts in tow, Democratic Congressional challenger Joe Cunningham promises not to be another Mark Sanford

Don't think this Cunningham guy is the answer, but getting fed up with Mark Sanford, he came and spoke to the employees at Boeing last year, and someone asked him about him breaking his term limits pledge. He gave some long rambling answer and seemed to dodge the question altogether. I think Katie Arrington from Summerville, running against him in the Republican primary will have my vote.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on September 26, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “The #TakeAKnee 'protest' is trash

Always give your women some small reasons to be pissed at you.
That way, at least you know why they are pissed.

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Posted by navyvet on September 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Cutouts in tow, Democratic Congressional challenger Joe Cunningham promises not to be another Mark Sanford

He should make one with Sanford in his hiking boots, on the Appalachian Trail, which as we all know runs from Maine to Tierra Del Fuego.

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Posted by navyvet on September 26, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

In six days, 3.4 million people without power or water would typically consume 61 million meals and let's just say five million gallons of drinking water plus whatever millions more for sanitation. These Americans are in dire, dire, dire need.

And if it is anything like any other major disaster, the donations should focus on money and certainly not second-hand anything.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 26, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “The #TakeAKnee 'protest' is trash

@Jshicke: let's see some non-blog-based studies to back up your claim that there is no racial injustice in policing, criminal courts, and imprisonment. I'm ready to read. I've already read a lot that says you're wrong, but hey, you seem pretty certain that these silly blacks are just making the whole thing up.

I agree that the President absolutely stepped over the line and there's an explicit legal line about government officials including POTUS using their position to influence employment decisions for political reasons as well. KJ Kearney's column speaks well to how this may be more than a wake-up call but instead a low-risk show of strength by NFL owners. I'm conflicted about it at best and very skeptical of Jerry Jones specifically.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

It has been almost one week. Since then, The mayor of New York City, the governor of New York, and a senator from Florida have all pledged their support for Puerto Rico. First responders from New York City ate all ready on the ground. Where is South Carolina's support? Cities all over the United States have set up donation centers. Where are the ones in Charleston?

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Posted by frannybnanny on September 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

In the five days since the storm, FEMA says it has distributed more than 1.5 million meals and 1.1 million liters of water to Americans affected by the storms, with more staged for future deliveries. 10,000 American troops have landed, and several hospital ships are even now off the coast of Puerto Rico.

11 ships have docked delivering another million gallons of fresh water, 23,000 cots, generators, fuel and food. Help is coming. It does not arrive overnight. More is coming. Texas took several days to get full support and they are CONNECTED to the U.S. by roads, not by an ocean. If these supplies had been delivered immediately after the first storm, they would now be destroyed by the second.

Help is coming. After Hugo, we had no power for 14 days. I know the frustration. We went without food supplies for 8 days. We know the desperation. I am still troubled by memories of women by the road, while I stood in a mile long line to try to buy ice, holding up cards asking for milk or formula to feed their babies. I now have several gallons of powdered milk stored in my home for the next bad storm just so I do not have to look these women in the eyes again and say, "I cannot help you."

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Posted by Jshicke on September 26, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “The #TakeAKnee 'protest' is trash

Unlike some of your previous editorials, I can at least feel some solidarity with you on this one, and not because I too hate washing dishes.

The take a knee movement in the NFL was / is supposed to be about police brutality, that stats show, doesn't exist. We can debate that point later. What I / we saw last night was, as you so pointedly state, a bunch of rich white guys telling the president he doesn't run their organization. On Monday, I saw the Cowboys take a knee BEFORE the anthem. I can support that. I saw the Cardinals stand with veterans DURING the anthem, and I support that even more. Like it or not, I support the players right to protest, I just do not like WHEN they choose to protest, during the anthem. It is one thing though for me, as a civilian nobody, to say you should not do it during the anthem. It is another when the President of the United States says your first amendment rights do not apply during the anthem. Those words carry a lot more weight behind them.

So, take your knee if you must. Do it during the anthem if you must. I will not like it. I may stop watching NFL football this year because of it. However I will fully support your RIGHTS to do it. I am a Trump voter, and I support his presidency, but I feel he stepped over the line on this issue and care enough for America to realize it.

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Posted by Jshicke on September 26, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “A desperate message from Puerto Rico and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Maria

I noticed this is one of the most viewed, yet it didn't even get prime placement on your homepage. Charleston is celebrating it's 28th anniversary of surviving Hugo. Puerto Rico was just hit by not one, but two major storms, back to back. How would Charleston be doing if everyone ignored it after Hugo? It would likely not be the #1 or 2 city in the world. If anyone should be doing something, it's a city that understands what they are going through. We should be doing more. This is NOT enough.

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Posted by frannybnanny on September 26, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

Thank you for eloquently describing what I have witnessed my entire life. Covert racism is being polite to their face but still being secretly bigoted - and acting on the bigotry. I'm sorry Mr. Scott, but you hooked your wagon to the "whitey" party and you can't even see it. And Mr. Scott's explanation went in one "whitey" ear and out the other because Trump, deep down, does not respect African-Americans. And, as you can see, Mr. Scott's "explanation" has not made an iota of difference in the way Trump thinks about racial equality - he doesn't.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 26, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Biden criticizes Trump at Charleston gala; Corner-cutting at VC Summer?; SLED called in

RE: The VC Summer nuclear plant. SCANA was the primary company involved and had the major dealings with Westinghouse, the contractor. Westinghouse refused to listen to SCANA about the state law requiring all plans be reviewed and approved by a state-licensed professional engineer. Westinghouse misled SCANA and Santee-Cooper in many other areas, such as a reliable construction timetable and cost estimates. I could go on about Westinghouse's blunders and deceit, but it would take more time than I have to tell.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on September 25, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “McMaster peddles Trump's phobia

Excellent piece, Ali. Agree 100%.

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Posted by dmgreen on September 23, 2017 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

Well said.

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Posted by TheObserver on September 22, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

And yeah that vp guy is awful

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Posted by Dirk Calloway on September 22, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

Will parking still be on both sides of the street??

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Posted by Dirk Calloway on September 22, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: County will pay $33 million to settle N. Chs. suit; Feds subpoena nuclear docs

Another rip off of the taxpayers. Hope no one buys the bonds, make the councilmen who voted for it pay. Something is fishy going on here and the media needs to do a full press investigative report - no nonsense and no sacred cows. Too many losers here that should have sent up warning flags long before anything was agreed to. It shows that democracy has its limits as the public naively believes that once they elect someone to public office they are making decisions in the public interest. Obviously this is not the case.

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Posted by Pc Coker on September 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham pushes hard for Obamacare repeal; Blue Cross Blue Shield comes out against

Exactly Tupper. Pre-existing conditions, young adults, child bearing age females, the elderly (Basically Everyone) = Completely Screwed. It will cover y'all, just send in your deed or your first born or your entire paycheck monthly cause who needs to eat. Just Mr. Graham's way of showing how much he really cares for everybody.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on September 22, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

I like how the VP of the neighborhood association said this will "discourage speeders". Has she driven down these 2 streets lately!? You will blow a tire in one of the 1000 potholes if you speed.

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Posted by esd92 on September 22, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

Like I need another reason to avoid downtown.

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Posted by navyvet on September 22, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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