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Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

The Lowline park can fit aBus rapid transit busway and still be a wonderful place Cambridge England runs BRT on an old rail corridor and it works great. Here is the video of how park, bike path and bus way coexist there. In all likelyhood someone who is influential doesn't want our rapid transit line near their property and they're working to sabotage it going where it needs to be, forcing it on to a congested meeting street where delays will be inevitable. here is what we could have. https://youtu.be/10UY3WC4nDY

Posted by wjhamilton29464 on June 29, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

Coming from an actual chill girl, there's a lot of drama going on in this article, little having to do with men.

Posted by Lisa Vergara on June 29, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

Thank you Jessie! You captured the essence of what, I'm sorry and deeply disappointed to say, appalled me about the mayor's 35 minute commentary. My jaw literally dropped at some of the things he said. Regardless of whether or not you support CAJM, their call to action, or their tactics, they are not the enemy. And they did not attack the mayor, the police chief, or CPD. Yet in his remarks he accused CAJM of doing just that, as did others. And in so doing, he and others attacked CAJM. This was deflection. Unfortunately this defensive display moved us away, not towards, the unity he -- and we -- crave.

Posted by Kat Morgan on June 29, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

I didn't realize you two were dating, but now that you've decided to inject yourself as the white knight (or is that white privileged knight?) try to come up with an original thought and a comment on the piece for once.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 29, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

Foghorn, you need an editor. Maybe chill with the text until you can get it right. Also maybe come with some non-canned ideas from the Limbaugh Talking Points Co., LLC.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

Don't be fatuous, Ima. The road network in this state has antiquated design flaws that exacerbate the consequences of bad driving. This includes poor lighting, a lack of guardrails, trees right along the roads, and blind intersections. Beyond that, the maintenance of the network is so bad that even a good driver is subject to significant risk. Most of us don't know how to negotiate a blowout caused by a pothole at 70mph; how would we? Throw in lines, reflectors, signs, and drainage systems that can create significant havoc during bad weather.

I'm not trying to imply that the clueless meatbags that make up an alarming share of our drivers aren't a hazard to all. Indeed, if everyone would just wear their seatbelts and get real about not driving dead tired and/or drunk, we'd see a major drop in fatalities right there. But the state has an abiding interest in keeping the roads in good condition and safely designed, because even from a bare economics standpoint this many major injuries and deaths is a losing proposition.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 29, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “What dating stereotypes and workplace habits have in common

Well, we'll all very happy that you've found someone that seems right for you. It may last, it may not. But taking you're failures to connect on dates and linking them to New York Times articles, sexism because you are chatty and aggressive questioning in a congressional hearing by a political motivated senator with an extra x chromosome, is more than a bit of a reach even by CCP standards.

Could it have been something simpler, like you just weren't compatible and you interpreted that in compatibility as something larger than that? As the great Southern philosopher Raylan Givens once stated and I modify to fit these circumstances - If you end up with a jerk on a date, you dated a jerk. If you run into jerks on all your dates, you're most likely the jerk.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 29, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

As an avid outdoorsman, I am very conscientious about the environment. That being said, I was surprised during a recent visit to one of Charleston's great restaurants, when we were denied straws for my wife and children. My two children are very young and have difficulty drinking without a straw, and my wife has severe periodontal disease. Per request of her periodontist, she is instructed to use a straw when consuming liquids. This is due to the extreme sensitivity that can be associated with this condition. Luckily, my wife happened to have a few straws in her purse, and the issue was avoided. While I appreciate the sentiment of wanting to conserve the environment with every effort, I believe there are more reasonable ways to approach this, such as more adherence and enforcement to the current laws regarding littering, particularly in areas where wildlife are more likely to be encountered, i.e. our lovely beaches and parks. I will be sure to bring a handful of straws wherever we go from now on. We recycle very efficiently as a family, completely filling a large city recycling (blue) bin, on a weekly basis. I am also an avid fisherman, who has practiced "catch & release" for many years. Also, when I am enjoying the outdoors, I try to take more trash with me than when I started, picking up litter, especially fishing line, along the way. Thank you for considering our perspective on this matter.

Posted by Bill Golden on June 29, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

As an outdoorsman, I am very conscientious about the environment. That being said, I was surprised during a recent visit to one of the city's great restaurants when I was denied a straw for each of my children, and my wife who has severe periodontal disease. My children are very young and have a difficult time drinking without a straw, and my wife has severe sensitivity due to her condition, and per instruction from her periodontist, must use a straw for fluid consumption. This is a very painful condition, for which she has had to undergo countless procedures and even surgery. While I appreciate the sentiment of wanting to help the environment, I believe there are more reasonable ways, such as further enforcement of the current laws regarding littering, particularly in areas where wildlife is more likely to be encountered, i.e. area beaches and parks. Luckily my wife happened to have a few straws in her purse, and the issue was avoided. From now on, I will be sure to pack a handful of straws wherever we go. We recycle heavily, and actually fill an entire large city recycle bin each week, which at least matches our waste output. I am also an avid fisherman who has practiced "catch and release" for many years. I also try to pick up trash, especially fishing line, wherever I happen to go. Thank you for your consideration.

Posted by Bill Golden on June 29, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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