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Re: “Why are white men turning on women?

you worry about being able to raise them to be good men- because you cannot know how. your worries are justified. only a good man can raise a good man. or the cruelties of a world filled with evil can provoke a man to change it. but a woman can never raise a boy to be a good man. she can only raise a boy to be a good boy.

Posted by Mike Commings on July 21, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Charleston's printed accolades are not doing more harm than good. Yes, our infrastructure is suffering and it has been for a long time. Luckily the gas tax passed and road projects will start churning in the next few years. Like the writer states, the Rust Belt cities have lost key industries and now those cities are noticeably shrinking. Therefore, I would think it would be wise to not shew away tourists as tourism is a key industry of Charleston. Charleston is a wonderful place that is full of activities and entertainment. We should be happy that we live in a place that is on the rise, unlike the rust belt.

@NewslessCourier

That's because 526 is a solution for the terrible traffic through the Savannah/Folly/Maybank corridor. The land it is cutting through is already developed or already planned to be developed.

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Posted by Drake23 on July 21, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

Uhh...Mr. Santos....
The underlying reason for the limit on docking is not due to a lack of dock availability. It is to keep the city from being more overrun with tourists than it currently is.
Somehow this plan is either completely tone-deaf to the will of the city or is yet another end run to circumvent regulations which have previously been negotiated and accepted as a reasonable compromise for all residents of Charleston.
Regardless of the unknown motivations and interests of Mr. Santos, it seeks to circumvent the efforts of residents to maintain the quality of life in our city.

Posted by PMM on July 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Noose discovered outside home of Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings

Given recent events, I'm not surprised. Glad he now knows what that noise symbolism feels like. Maybe he can help solve this crap we've dealt with for centuries

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Posted by Denmark on July 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Noose discovered outside home of Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings

Not surprised at all

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Posted by Denmark on July 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Jury sides with family of CofC grad Sarah Jones in wrongful death lawsuit

Let me get this straight. A film crew, knowingly, trespassed onto railroad property to shoot a movie. They filmed on a live railroad and believe it's the railroad company's fault for the killing? It would take a train at least a mile to stop at that speed and they should stop because some people want to shoot a movie? Screw that. Get the heck out of the way.

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Posted by Drake23 on July 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

Reaching the (voluntary) cap (of 104 per year) means that there are no more open slots available for the remainder of the year because they are all booked - apparently thru 2018. Booked ships will continue to dock.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 21, 2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Charleston and the area in general are suffering from a lack of infrastructure and planning, that was ignored for the last 40 years or so in favor of more glamorous projects like the Guillard, Aquarium, and others.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on July 20, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Charleston: We hate everything tourist related but don't you dare talk shit about the carriage industry.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 20, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “International African American Museum launches genealogy center, research initiative

It would be really nice to know. I'm happy they're doing this.

Posted by eden0718 on July 20, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

So we've hit the cruise ship cap about half way through the year. So that means no more ships allowed until January, right?......suuuure

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Jury sides with family of CofC grad Sarah Jones in wrongful death lawsuit

So what the Hell has the College of Charleston have to do with this story other than to promote chest-thumping by homies? The quality of journalism in this paper with columns like this and those by Ali Akhyari and Dwayne Green show a complete lack of ability by the editor

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 20, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Russki business

Russia, Russia, Russia....
https://youtu.be/8SRpEfCb7R8

Posted by tupper29406 on July 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

"How could 30 days of a human life be equal to $500 to our government?"

"We...make contracts with companies to sell our lives on an hourly basis."

"the government mirrors federal standards and says human lives are worth at least $7.25 per hour."

"the trouble with reducing the value of human lives to a minimum dollar amount does not stop at the debate over idealism versus the "real world.""

I've heard my fair share of Marxist proletariat claptrap, but never so clumsily expressed. In what world of yours does the US or SC governments determine or dictate human value? We're not in Iran nor some banana republic. You rise or fall on your own individual choices, merits, and endeavors in this society, and you determine your own value. I also doubt you have any police friends.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 20, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

He is just a token race baiter for the CCP. If he was a real journalist he wouldn't write for the city paper. If he wrote anything other than crazy theories on race they wouldn't keep him on.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on July 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Why did the writer propose 526 as a solution for traffic?All the ring road will do ( as reflected By other cities that were ringed by a road) is increase land for development and lead to its eventual decline into an even longer parking lot.

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on July 19, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Having lived in Austin in the 83-87 period, I witnessed the initial political success in the "stop the growth" movement as Abbott Labs, Dell and high-tech firms found this beautiful city a desirable place. With the University of Texas and an eager and trained workforce at hand, Austin rivaled Albuquerque as one of America's fasted growing areas. Unfortunately, by refusing to prepare for that inevitable growth with forward looking infrastructure improvements, areas like Round Rock, Georgetown and Pflugerville found themselves dealing with "MUD" districts or "municipal utility districts" and these were controlled by the developers not the people. My recollection is that the run-off and other environmental hazards of a privately maintained and governed utility system created problems for years to come. Perhaps the desire to control and regulate growth is tenable here in the Lowcountry, I hope so but my experience that the desire to stop it, no matter how popular is damn near impossible in a democratic society. Vaughn Burns

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Posted by Vaughn Burns on July 19, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

As usual you throw out hair-brained statements without understanding why something as simple as a litter laws are in place. $500 fine or 30 days? You're confusing the loss of a persons time with somehow the government placing value on human life. (You have choices, litter or not, pay a fine or waste 30 days). But what can be expected from someone who views everything through the lens of social justice warrior glasses and hears dog whistles everywhere?

As for Mr. Wrights case, high bail is typical with those charged with 1st degree child murder. Are you seriously suggesting that we significant reduce or eliminate bail for those charged with the same or similar offenses? Or on the reverse, perhaps eliminate the bail altogether for everyone? Reasonable bail as a proven and reliable method of securing defendants show up in court goes back 2000 years, but then I assumed you knew that, the rest of us do. And, if as you say, the police were negligent in clearing Mr. Wright of these charges in a timely manner, we have a healthy civil court system which will rectify the situation significantly in his favor.

More importantly, in what seems to be the norm with your opinion pieces, you throw out mindlessly theories unsubstantiated by facts, without attempting to think through what you've written. I initially though it was purposeful, now I realize its just ignorance. While we all can agree that police should get better pay, I find your schizophrenic lurches in editorializing bizarre. Last week you were screeching about a racial motivated crime committed by a poorly trained, over reacting Hispanic Minnesota cop who killed a black motorist and linked it to the actions of Confederate neo-secessionists, this week you're theorizing that if that same officer had just a little more jingle in his pocket he would have enforce the law better. You have to be one of the most manic, inconsistent, scatter-shot writers that I've ever read.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 19, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Charleston School Board members approve new stadium on Wando campus and give themselves a raise

Yep. Save millions by moving the stadium to Wando, and then spend it on higher salaries for the board members. They knew the stipend when they ran for office, yet now they say it is a financial burden to serve. So quit.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

The obvious is obvious. Be thankful you live in a city where it has the incoming resources and optimism to deal with inevitable city growth, and vote in city leaders who can provide the community with long term vision and planning to take it where it can and should go. There's a reason nobody moves to and everybody moves from the upstate New Yorks of the world, they're the complete opposite in all ways, mentally as well as physically, of life here in Charleston.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 19, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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