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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: “The Agenda: Biden criticizes Trump at Charleston gala; Corner-cutting at VC Summer?; SLED called in

RE: The VC Summer nuclear plant. SCANA was the primary company involved and had the major dealings with Westinghouse, the contractor. Westinghouse refused to listen to SCANA about the state law requiring all plans be reviewed and approved by a state-licensed professional engineer. Westinghouse misled SCANA and Santee-Cooper in many other areas, such as a reliable construction timetable and cost estimates. I could go on about Westinghouse's blunders and deceit, but it would take more time than I have to tell.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on September 25, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Dear Charleston, Racial justice shouldn’t require black acquiescence

Mr. Akhet, there was no need for you to resort to crude language in your first three posts. No one is impressed by vulgarity anymore, especially people of my age who grew up in Charleston. We've heard far more creative language from the dockworkers and the sailors than you can begin to imagine!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on August 17, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Dear Charleston, Racial justice shouldn’t require black acquiescence

Miss Gadsden, you are too young to remember the Hospital Workers' Strike. You are too young to remember the reasons behind it or its outcome. I am old enough. I am also old enough to remember National Guard troops in our city and NBC cameramen pushing an elderly Black gentleman in a wheelchair at a line of policemen to try and start something.

I am also old enough to remember the riots in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New York. I am old enough to remember watching Rev. Martin Luther King on black and white TV, hearing his speeches. I remember taking his words to heart.

And, I am old enough to have been punished in grade school for being a Southerner, for having ancestors who fought "on the wrong side." I'm old enough to have been taught a completely wrong history of our Revolutionary War and our Civil War, just as you have been taught wrong versions of these wars. (For example, R.E. Lee freed his slaves, which he had inherited, in 1862. Ulysses S. Grant didn't free his until December 1865.) The Nazis never adopted any version of the Confederate flag. I could go on for hours, but I think you've caught my drift.

Study our history. It is a great story!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on August 17, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Local boaters are the cause and cure of waterway woes

Thank you, Mr. Akhhyari, for publishing what has been said by many the boating public for years. I have been appalled not only by the increasing garbage on our waterways but also by the increasing idiocy displayed by our boaters. The jackasses with the high-powered boats seem to feel that they own the water! Heaven help the kayaker or the sailboat that gets in their way!
I think ANYONE who buys a boat with a motor over 20 hp should be required to get a license to operate it. They should have to take tests, both written and operating. But, what do I know? I'm just an old Lowcountry gal who grew up on a tidal creek!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on August 2, 2017 at 9:13 AM

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