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Re: “The Agenda: Police seizure laws scrutinized; Mixson apartments to reopen; S.C. falls off Fortune 500 list

If the VC Sumner plant is not completed, that's over $8 billion gone with nothing to show for it. Also, increasing population means increased electrical base load, which will mean more natural gas plants will have to be built at additional cost.
No matter how much solar or wind power is added to our system, we will still need base load plants for when the sun isn't shining, which happens every night; and when the wind isn't blowing.
Personally, I would prefer that these nukes be finished rather than adding more fossil fuel plants, even though they would be natural gas rather than coal. (sorry Donald)

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Posted by navyvet on June 12, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Dorrie, Under trump, your tax rate (somehow I doubt 40% after filing) will stay the same or increase, while the corporate elitists that trump looks out for, himself included, will become exponentially richer. Watching FNC all the time, makes one ignorant to reality.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 12, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Restoration effort reveals new look inside the Hunley, but mysteries still remain

Joseph, I agree with you that drowning is unlikely. But I also agree that it is unlikely that asphyxiation caused the sinking. I suggest another possibility. I believe the crewmembers, and especially Dixon, were incapacitated by the effects of the explosion. This resulted in an out of control backward descent and impact with the bottom in about 10 minutes. The extreme noise produced by the explosion might alone have been enough to disorient or debilitate the crew until hypercapnia or hypoxia took hold. Eventually, the crew did die from lack of breathable air, but that is not what led to the sinking of the Hunley. And I am aware that the U S Navy's Carderock Division does not totally support my position, but they fail to provide a convincing alternative.

Kimble Johnson

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Posted by Patti Johnson on June 11, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

I own and operate a liscenced pedicab business in California. I am also a person of color. And a woman. I would never speak about a neighborhood in the way that these disrespectful pedicabbers did. In fact, if I ever heard another pedicabber make disparaging comments about someone's race, gender, class, etc. I would immediately take action. As for the comments about pedicabbers not being well educated, many of us have college degrees and are well travelled, bilingual & seek to learn from the world rather than judge it. I don't know what these particular pedicabbers were thinking. In every field and profession you will find a few bigoted jerks. I'm sorry this happened and I would like to assure you that many of us pedicabbers are really respectful and gracious people who would never make such rude comments about your neighborhood in Charleston.

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Posted by Catarina Hosler on June 11, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Dorrie, Trump is the ultimate elitist. He is rich and he cares only about the rich.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

Inglis was quite conservative in the House, though not on all issues. It is sad that conservatives are so intolerant of those who listen to science on global warming, that they gave so much money to Gowdy as to make sure Inglis is defeated in the primary. In many Republican districts you have to agree with the conservative consensus on all issues, to be elected, rather than think for yourself. So the ultraconservatives now dominate the Republican party, both in Congress as well as in local offices, there is little room for moderates any more.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “The Agenda: 7 years since Alvin Greene; Duncan deletes Facebook post; More flooding days in Chs.

Yes, global warming has advanced, so there is more tidal flooding in Charleston. And yet Trump does not want to fight the global warming.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

One pedicab driver tells 2 people a lie, then tells two more, then 2 more. Thus six people tell 6 more people that tell 6 more people, etc....get my point. When do we stop calling repeated stupidity "isolated"? The company needs to be reported.

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Posted by Jeannette Deveaux on June 10, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

"a Never Trumper"

Also known as a sane person.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 10, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “S.C. congressman driven out by tea party says he voted to impeach Clinton for less serious issues than those facing Trump

Bob Inglis has been a Never Trumper since early 2016. Desperate attention seeker. Pathetic.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 10, 2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

Good for you John Tecklenberg ! Your voice is badly needed . Thank you for pointing out the physical reality of changes in our environment and specifically, the City of Charleston.

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Posted by Jane Cronin on June 9, 2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

He is acknowledging the physical changes that are happening on a global level and to deny this fact is absurd . Of course there is a connection to the agreement . The dollar amounts of money that are being spent by our government is tremendous and that money needs to have a roadmap attached to it . Trump missed the point entirely and needs to qualify his position as the American people do not support this action . We all need to speak up now !!!!

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Posted by Jane Cronin on June 9, 2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

I was asked to name black owned restaurants, those were some that I have visited in the past. Perhaps some have closed recently, there are plenty more opened, I don't have a list in front of me.

But it doesn't really matter if I provide names or not, you just want to argue a question of what the word "large" means. I seriously doubt any of you guys would give a black owned restaurant the time of day and could even name one, let alone eat there. So spare me your faux outrage.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 9, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Foghorn, some of those restaurants you listed like Backman Seafood are permanently closed, some are not black owned, and the rest of them are in North Charleston.

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Posted by Will Randall on June 9, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Excellent piece as always, Shani!

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Posted by dmgreen on June 9, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Restoration effort reveals new look inside the Hunley, but mysteries still remain

The crew obviously died from lack of breathable air....drowning men would not have been found at their stations, they would have been crowded around the hatch trying to get out!....I don't think that people who are drowning calmly sit and wait for the water to cover them...these are the only 2 options, eliminate one and that leaves the other...."Considering that the crewmembers were found seated at their original stations within the submarine, these experts suggest that it is unlikely that asphyxiation was what led to the sinking of the Hunley."...I'd say that drowning is unlikely.

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Posted by Joseph Knight Jr. on June 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

S R Singletary - Only because I feel sorry that you've never chosen to eat at a black owned and run Charleston restaurant, here's a list:

Bertha's Kitchen, Mama Grace Soul Food Restaurant, A Touch of Love Cafe, Ike's Gullah Food, Jackie's, Soul Food Legend, Edible Soul Cafe, Craves Soul Food, Nigel's Good Food, By Faithful Soulfood, Charlie Brown Seafood, Charlie's Soul Food Cafe, The Mason Jar by Fatboys, EastSide Soul Food, Georgean's Caribbean Soul, Backman Seafood, Hannibal's Kitchen, Gullah Cuisine Low Country Restaurant, Martha Lou's Kitchen, Nana's Seafood and Soul, Gullah Cuisine Low Country Restaurant, My Three Sons, etc......

But from now on you'll have to make you way through life without my assistance.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 9, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “How a Charleston bar led to one of the Cold War's most damaging spy rings

Is this that house near 'Blue House Road' that fronts the interstate. It sits right alongside 78 near the 'Bizzy Bee' and some Mulch place?

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Posted by Jshicke on June 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford doesn't buy 'He's new' defense of Trump; Revisiting Townville; SCE&G solar program

Us deplorables had enough with the Washington elitists running our country. The Clintons, the Bushs, the Obamas, the Kennedys. We watched as they took away our freedoms, raised our taxes, and turned our nation into a 3rd world cesspool. With Trump, we took back control.

The Liberal elite do nothing but bleed the middle class dry. My tax rate is 40% and my healthcare is now $700 per month thanks to Obamacare. My car insurance is still just $25/month (thanks to Insurance Panda), but if you look at Democrat strongholds like Detroit and New Orleans, where car insurance will run you $300+ per month, its easy to be pessimistic about the future of the United Socialist States of America.

It's been a long time since we had a President who cared about us. Save our country, President Trump! God bless America!

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Posted by Dorrie Chen on June 9, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “The Charleston Lie

Excuse me for taking with a box of salt what a writer claims happened when her twitter site is decorated with photos of Maxine Waters and she's on record at her website as saying anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan is "actually a pretty great guy"

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on June 9, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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