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Re: “Charleston City Council OKs major connectivity projects with Low Line park, Ashley River bike bridge

Charleston Moves should have been pushing for a separate bridge all along instead of insisting on taking a lane away from motorized traffic. Glad they decided to go with a more practical solution. Charleston is about 40 years behind many US cities when it comes to bike paths and flood control, just as the fire department was prior to the Sofa City Fire thanks to the "visionary" leadership over the past 4 decades.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on October 12, 2017 at 12:32 AM
Posted by Aaron Wood on October 11, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Liberal scum. Come and take them.

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Posted by UNIDENTIFIABLE APPARITION on October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Palmetto Brewing closed until November due to construction

Please note that private parties are not affected and will be held as scheduled.

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Posted by Ashley Fulmer Pace on October 11, 2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

I get it's not like the movies. But a 30 decibel reduction is pretty significant. I'm just thinking that in a crowd, such as a concert or other event, there is already going to be so much noise and chaos that the reduction in noise from the weapon being used will only add to the danger and make life way more difficult for responders and victims alike.

In short, if people believe good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns, you would think the good guys would want their job to be easier.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “New coffee table book, Charleston: A Good Life, is nothing but moonlight and magnolias spin

Thanks for saving me the time and $ to read this self-inflated, superficial fantasy.

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Posted by Cynthia Wilson on October 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “John Oliver pitches Stephen Colbert as Confederate monument replacement

RED318is, but Calhoun would have supported the Confederacy, after it seceded, had he lived long enough. He would not have supported the Union.

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Posted by Tom Martin on October 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

I hope all my children, by blood, by Girl Scouts, by classroom, by friendship all know I love them for who they are. I hope they all know my door is always open to them. I hope they know that I will listen and not judge, and not tell them what to do. I hope they each and all know how precious they are to me.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on October 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

To the author: Thanks for getting the descriptions and vernacular correct. While I can disagree with some of your points, you at least sound like you researched before writing. However, I hope this is an opinion piece because you leave the realm of good journalism and head off onto a gun control rant with no basis of fact or sources.

Suppressors were banned in the 1930's in an attempt to thwart poaching during the depression, not due to widespread use by criminals. In fact, suppressors are rarely ever used in a crime. The one's that do, are usually homemade things. The act of committing a crime with a firearm equipped with a suppressor is a healthy term in prison. The mandatory sentence is 30 years; if the silencer was unlicensed, another 10 years can be added. Facing a potential 40 years IN ADDITION to the penalty for the actual crime committed, most criminals do not use them.

Shooting, even with suppressors, can damage your hearing. Shooting without them, even with hearing protection can damage your hearing. The claim that a suppressors will help save our hearing is not a jest, they can. Does that justify deregulating them? I will let the politicians decide that.

The proposed change is to eliminate the tax requirement and reduce the red tape required to purchase a suppressor. It does not make them legal (as you point out) because they are already legal. It does not expose the public to a more dangerous weapon. It makes them easier to obtain. The penalty for illegal use remains.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 11, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Hey Ron, the Suppressor lowers the volume, it does not eliminate it. When you see a movie where the guy shoots with a suppressor all you hear is a pffft, pffft, pffft. That's all Hollywood.

The suppressor lowers the sound by about 30 decibels. That takes the volume from a jet engine down to a subway train. Its still loud, but doesn't damage your hearing. We have used suppressors, but still wear ear plugs while doing it. Some small caliber, reduced load rounds, such as a sub-sonic .22LR, is pretty quiet, but the range is very limited, and it still sounds much louder than James Bond shooting the bad guys.

So, why use them if they do not make it quiet? Well, for one, it saves your hearing and the hearing of those around you. Shooting a firearm in an enclosed area, like a hunting blind, without a suppressor and hearing protection, can destroy your hearing with only one shot. Second, it reduces recoil of the firearm allowing you to shoot more accurately.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 11, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

i am no longer amazed at how a parent could turn their back on their child because they are LGBTQI. I used to be but I have seen it occur on far to many occasions. It saddens me to know that even our youth have become disposable items that will be discarded when some parents become more concerned with their standing in the community than their child.
It is estimated that close to 50% of all homeless youth are LGBTQI with a disproportionate number of them being transgender. Many have been abandoned by faith, family, and friends simply because of who they are. On the streets they fall prey to pimps and pushers, often within 48 hours of being rejected. Easy targets for the predators they are viewed as a commodity to be used, abused and then discarded in favor of fresh victims who appear on a far to frequent basis.
I beg you. If you have a child don't try to make them into someone they are not. Love them for who they are.

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Posted by Lee Anne on October 11, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Charleston Arts Festival's 'Myth of an Atom,' explores the relationship between light and sound

Tickets available at http://www.charlestonartsfestival.com/myth-of-an-atom/

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Posted by Andrew Walker on October 11, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “ALDI

I don't need Whole Foods prices to buy nutritious food. Maybe some people need their grocery shopping to be "an experience," I would rather spend the money I save at Aldi ( usually $50-70 per week) on real experiences. Aldi is straight forward fresh food for a lot less than any store I've been to. I love hearing people complain about having to "pay a quarter" You get the quarter back when you return your cart. Bring your reusable bags and get ready to save!

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Posted by Silvia Pittaluga Jacob on October 11, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “14 downtown Charleston restaurant projects we're watching and waiting for

Excellent update on the pulse of Foodery around town I have read in years.
I will be following along on this new spy thriller. C.

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Posted by Dan Hatchell on October 11, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Serious question: Many people carry in order to potentially protect themselves and others from other people with guns. Isn't loosening the restrictions on silencers kind of counter-intuitive to this? A person firing a silenced weapon into a crowd seems to be way more of a danger than a person firing a gun one can more easily detect.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 11, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

He is the best comedian, i like him to battle at twitter

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Posted by Chaman Ali Chaodhry on October 11, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

What a great comedian! I can't wait to see him perform this week!

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Posted by Cynthia Wisehart on October 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

thanks for your opinion of the 2nd Amendment. Many do not feel this way, including the founding fathers, records of their quotes on the 2nd amendment say otherwise. Please read their thoughts on it, instead of telling people that your opinion of the 2nd is a fact. There is no shortage of quotes explaining it from the people who wrote it.
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/gun-quotat…

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Posted by Randall Floyd on October 11, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Herd Provisions makes its operation mobile with new food trailer

These guys make one of the best burgers Ive ever had. I will be there Saturday!

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Posted by jbaxley on October 10, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

By the way, I have had the cheese plate at Edmunds two times, along with the sweater around the neck folks, and it is some of the best tasting cheese in the area. I wonder if it comes from that local farm over on Johns Island? Goat cheese tends to be a bit "tangy", and the offerings at Edmunds really fits the bill.
The beer selection is vast, and the more hops in a beer, the better I like it. Price is not that bad compared to the newer bars in the area. The clientele will eventually smooth out, and hopefully it will be a group that I like to hang with. So far there is parking available in the area, but with the huge expansion of food places up NoMo, I fear it may become a problem. So far the Union Headquarters is pretty good about parking in their place in the evening, so that is a definite safe option.....and for a good price. Free.

Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 10, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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