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Re: “Resistance movement must fight hypocrisy to survive

What happened to common sense and just being in the center? Forget being on the Left or the Right. I have never in my life encountered anything like this decisiveness in my life. Alt Left or Alt Right. Enough. And Im sick of hearing Trump being a racist, or anyone who voted for him being a racist. I feel there is reverse racism going on. As a Jew, I have experienced anti semitism all my life. Did I let that get in the way of my life? My parents were victims of Nazi Germany. My father survived Auschwitz and Dachau. He lost his entire family. My parents lost everything and had to start all over when they came to this country and experienced discrimination. Did it stop them? No. I grew up in a tiny little apartment. Did my parents want a house? Of course. But they couldnt afford it. I was embarrassed that my mother had to work. Where I was growing up most mothers didnt. I was a latch key kid. My parents pushed education on me. I went to a junior high school in nyc where they bused black kids . I went home to an empty apartment just like they did. So those kids had the same opportunities as me. No excuses.

Im really tired of all the blame that I get because Im white and minorities have been treated so badly in this country. Why do we never hear about the minoritys who made it? The doctors, lawyers, politicians. Forget all the athletes. And the entertainers. And its not my fault that a black person doesnt own a sports team. I think Jay Z has enough money to buy one. And lets not forget America voted in a black president. A black AG.

Why is it that every inner city is run by a black mayor and black city Council. All democrats. And still are poor, high crime and drug infested. That is my fault? Are you kidding me? Where are my taxes going. We spend the highest amount of money per child on education, and we rank one of the lowest in the world. And then you wonder why Americans are angry.

How about taking some accountability. How about staying in school. How about girls not getting pregnant in their teens and collecting welfare. How about the boys staying out of gangs. Its always excuses. White Supremacy. Keep telling yourself that. Keep blaming Trump. It got worse under Obama, so I dont know how you can blame Trump. I think its time for all of you to wake up and do some self reflection.

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Posted by lynnar on November 22, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Meet some of the Holy City's fiercest DJs

DJ's, button pushers

Posted by Randall Floyd on November 22, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Resistance movement must fight hypocrisy to survive

Resist what, democracy?

Posted by Randall Floyd on November 22, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Men accused of sexual assault are incapable of owning their actions

Excellent!!

Posted by Gail Emerson Marshall on November 22, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Resistance movement must fight hypocrisy to survive

Thank you, Mr. Akhyari,for putting into eloquent language my feelings exactly. As a person who is pretty opinionated and passionate about loving "the other" even while retaining the prerogative to despise individuals in any group, I found amazing disparity among the fellow protestors at the Citadel rally. The church people in the group were disparaging the more militant faction and the anarchists were much more tolerant of the church people. Since I am a member of neither, I went around hugging without reserve but wondering if any progress against Trump's evil agenda could be realized when we, as protestors, can't love one another. We are playing right into the alt-rights' hands, and they are correct in pointing out our biases. Only love for one another can save the day!!!

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Posted by badpenny61 on November 22, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Resistance movement must fight hypocrisy to survive

Dissent is good when it is the Left against the Right and bad when it is the Right against the Left.

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Posted by Neil Carter 1 on November 22, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

Who is Joe Coker? Great history lesson on Charleston, but he has no idea of what a true professional Realtor goes through to make an honest living in the real estate world. Two years and a day; that's what separates the wannabe agents and the true professionals. Most agents drop out after the first year, and the second year is even worse. For a Realtor with over 30 years in the business, I take offense to Joey mocking an industry ("seedy underground"....really?) in which over 95% of all residential real estate transactions in this country are handled by the pros. With commercial real estate, it's even higher.

I've paid many mortgages, real estate taxes, the cost of raising a family (including college tuition) and have been afforded a comfortable lifestyle both on Long Island NY and now here in Charleston. Realtors are an easy target, but for those who have used the services of a true professional, they understand and know first hand how "their agent" had their back, protected them and most importantly, helped them make one of biggest purchases they'll ever make in their lifetime.

So Joey....I challenge you to sit through 90 hours of classroom education, pass the test AND then take the State test. Once this is done, get all dressed up and sit your sorry a__ in an office and try making a living in real estate. I've been told that Realtors ......"make something out of nothing." No guarantees, just hard work and endless hours "working" the business.

Anyone can research the "Factual History" of Charleston and pen some cheesy editorial......let's see Joey get his license and etch out a comfortable living selling real estate.

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Posted by Marty Sorrentino on November 21, 2017 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Todd Rundgren hates the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, loves EDM, and might be a techno psychic

It is almost impossible to have any kind of "Hall of Fame" where everybody agrees on who should be in or out. I am sure that there are people who are angry that Toto are not in the hall.
But Todd Rundgren should have been inducted years and years ago.
Performer/composer/producer.
Come on. What are you people waiting for?

Posted by Peter Wilson on November 21, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Polls are open until 7 p.m. for Council District 6 and District 10 runoff elections

I thought Gregorie's campaign ad was weak. Something about since he is already in office, why start over. That's all it said

Posted by Randall Floyd on November 21, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “James Island's White Duck Taco Shop has closed

We loved the White Duck. It was such a great spot - especially with kids. We'll miss it for sure!

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Posted by Rusty Graves on November 20, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “James Island's White Duck Taco Shop has closed

Did I detect a smirk after the "we gave it a bad review and now it's closed" comment?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Rick Eager proves that "fish farming" isn't a bad word

I know these comments were made a few years ago BUT, read them now with what we know and it's a little bit funny! All farms, whether you like it or not use pesticides! They are not going to let insects eat up there crops, period! Something I aways find amusing, you go into a restaurant and ask for iced tea, we are in the south right? They put a wedge of lemon on your glass, most people either squeeze it or just take it off and drop it into the glasss of tea, right? If you don't believe me, watch sometime! That's what happens. The lemon is probably the dirtiest most "infected" item in the restaurant with pesticides, grime, dirt, etc. I have been in the business for many many years and never have I seen a restaurant operator washing lemons before cutting them into wedges. I'm sure some do but not many! Are you really going to get in an up roar about soy? There are many many many other things alot worse and nothing is being done about them and there are simple solutions to fix those problems! Fish farming is something to help us with what is going on in our oceans. Farmer must make money to do it or they can't stay in business! Think about it!

Posted by Rodney Caughman on November 20, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

I am typically not one to complain or write a bad review but I felt this is something that needs to be said and could prevent and issue for customers in the future. My husband and I went here for lunch one day while celebrating our one year wedding anniversary in Charleston. I have a gluten issue (causes severe anxiety and tonic clonic seizures) and their website said they have gluten free options so we thought it was perfect.

We get there and I order a sausage, egg and cheese wrap because the board said it could be made with a gluten free wrap. I ask the server THREE times that she was sure it was gluten free (I even asked the type of wrap so I could confirm, but she didn't know, but promised it was). We get our food, after waiting quite a while, and begin to eat. I should have gone with my gut feeling because I knew something was wrong. The wrap was too chewy to be GF and did not taste right.

After the meal I went back to the register and asked if the lady could get my the packaging for the wraps. She went and got them and as soon as I got them I started to cry. First ingredient- ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR. It literally says on the front of the packaging CONTAINS WHEAT. I was livid. The lady (who was extremely sweet) immediately said "I am SO SORRY, we were told they were gluten free, let me go get my manager". She came back rather quickly and said "he wants me to give you a refund", so she did. I then asked if he was going to come out and speak to us because this was NOT okay. She proceeded to tell me "he is too busy", which was absolutely ridiculous. I did not care about the money, I wanted them to know that they could seriously hurt someone if they keep serving "allergy friendly foods" that are not what they are claiming them to be!

Luckily, I did not have a seizure, just a mild headaches and belly issues. It could have been a lot worse. TERRIBLE customer service (the manager, not the servers) for not addressing the issue with us directly.

ASK FOR THE PACKAGING BEFORE YOU ORDER IF YOU HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY OR SENSITIVITY!

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Posted by Morgan P. on November 20, 2017 at 10:09 AM

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

I live in North Carolina and this is the first year we have had the noseeums here.
I am the only one besides my grandson they bite. I have been trying to get them out of my house and it does not seem to be working. I purchased some spray over the internet and we spray every time we leave the house. My husband never gets bitten, this I do not understand. I know I have as much as 100 bites and I am sure when we had the last bad storm that came up from Florida that is where they came from. NC does not spray even for mosquitoes and they use too.
Would love to see that change, I contacted my county commissioner to no avail, he will not get my vote next time.

Posted by Nancy Smith on November 19, 2017 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Some cry foul at Charleston Water System's decision to loan its logo to private company

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Posted by Christopher Herman on November 19, 2017 at 8:22 PM

Re: “A Brief History of the Boiled Peanut

I moved to the border of North Carolina (and SC) a year ago from Colorado, and had never heard of boiled peanuts..I saw them at the gas stations and roadside stands, and finally broke down to try them. I love hot and spicy, cajun food so that style appeals to me. Now I am an addict and have happily found them at all the local grocery store Canned, Cajun style, from the brand 'Peanut Patch'. My other favorite new Southern treats are Hannah's pickled eggs (pink and very vinegary) as well as pickled sausage,(both sold in all the grocery stores) but, the best southern snack in the world is pickled okra! (hot, from the brands Old South and Taste of Texas). You can get most anything on eBay, Wal-Mart, etc online with a search, FYI. I get a HUGE jar of Old South pickled okra from Wal-Mart online, free shipping,and find such delicacies as Cajun pickled quail eggs from Louisiana (homemade, sent in canning jars) on eBay. I'm sure you can get canned boiled peanuts online. FYI. Try Peanut Patch..simmered on your stove top in 5 min, and very inexpensive, it's as good as the real deal.

Posted by Wendy Kester on November 18, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

I'm a real Realtor and this is hysterical. The "selling & closing" part of the business is the bonus, the rest is lead generating. Not so glamorous and yet so rewarding.

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Posted by Denise Swift Holtz on November 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “8 fall oyster roasts around Charleston to put on your calendar

Uhm today is the 18th of November and its a Saturday not a Sunday. Im very disappointed your editor. You all should be ashamed, I was planning on eating oysters all day and now I have to sit at home with my cat..

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Posted by Kati Zinck on November 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Molina Healthcare Thanksgiving Giveaway

I can't wait to experience this wonderful heart full event

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Posted by Elesha Washington on November 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Could the crush of development mean curtains for the peninsula's theaters?

Sadly, these issues are nothing new. The arts community in Charleston has been struggling with the same questions and the same space / occupancy issues since the mid-1990s. As the director of the Arts Council who led a visionary study in 1994 which identified exactly the same questions, I've seen and heard all the issues. In Charleston, we have a dearth of affordable real estate, and lack neglected industrial areas which are the typical areas where arts projects flourish. Arts incubators like the one in Alexandria, Virginia started in industrial buildings in depressed areas. Charleston has lacked any sort of downtrodden area with masses of abandoned spaces into which the arts community could blossom. There was a slight glimmer with John Knott and the Noisette development in North Charleston...but that was a non-starter. As your article points out, it requires a rainmaker with capital to front the restoration expense of a neglected building. While Charleston has had a number of people who have funded the arts for years, these benefactors are passing on. And even if an organization had a benefactor, the organization still must have the ability to financially sustain a space after development - and ticket prices rarely account for more than a fraction of the cost of upkeep. I have hoped that Enough Pie will stimulate development in the Neck. Sadly, the desire for a clustered mixed arts district remains elusive in our community.

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Posted by Connection Maven on November 18, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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