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Re: “Inception

Good cast, good production values, good action and special effects. I want to say it was well written, I think it was, but to be honest, it's one of those convoluted story-within-a-story (maybe even a third story) things where if you tell friends afterwards and you admit to being confused, they make you feel stupid for not getting it as well as they did; when in fact they probably didn't get it any better. It was not Robert Altman tight, with his layers on layers. But, it doesn't completely leave you hanging either. I think i need to see it again, maybe three or four times, before I decide if the illusion holds up. But I have to say - with so much mind-warp going on, it's really not necessary to see it in a theater....

Posted by DigiRyder on July 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM

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Re: “Stegelin: Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy without a real THEORY is just Conspiricism. A theory must be testable, reproduce-able and stand on it’s own to have merit; when proven or corroborated by evidence as juried by experts, it becomes fact. Conspiricism is willful spreading of lies, slander, gossip and (Russian) propaganda without any coherent basis to form a testable theory. It is the tactic of criminals. Republicans are conspirists.

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Posted by DigiRyder on December 1, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Alliance for Full Acceptance dismisses parody marriage bill as "obvious political posturing"

On the one hand, State Rep. Steven Long, R-Spartanburg, the bill's main sponsor, said the legislation is about upholding the Constitution by maintaining a separation of church and state. We have to have policies that are nonreligious or secular in nature," Long said.
However, State Rep. Rick Martin, R-Newberry, one of the bill's co-sponsors. "As a Christian, of course I do [believe in traditional marriage] Martin said. "We have to take a stand in one form or fashion. This is how I feel and this is how I stand. For the most part, I know my constituents feel the same way."
So which is it? Is it about acknowledging that there is a separation of Church & State in our Constitution, as Long states, which supports the ruling of our Supreme Court 3 years ago, validating the basic legal right to legal contract of marriage in our civil laws while leaving untouched a Churchs right to perform (or not) a religious ceremony? Or is it as the Bills co-sponsor, Martin states, actually the joining of Church & State, where the Christians, he apparently exclusively represents in the Upstate, are empowered to dictate their Religious values as law?
Or is it really just a joke by The architect behind the bills, Chris Sevier, a Columbia attorney who has unsuccessfully sued states multiple times for the right to marry a laptop computer? If, so, the jokes on us, South Carolina.
This Bill is a farce whos sponsors cant even agree on its purpose. These politicians are laughing at US, pandering to base prejudices, hoping to get knee-jerk reaction and open old wounds to exploit for votes or contributions. They should know, above all others, that the Adults in the room, the Supreme Court, have already spoken, and these state legislators are just the disruptive juvenile bullies at the back of the room telling Gay jokes under their breath.

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Posted by DigiRyder on February 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Is Charleston becoming an economic powerhouse?

Interesting article, and I'll take it as hopeful, if not entirely factual. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with homes (and work) in both Charlotte and Charleston, and I have gone back and forth frequently between them for more than 8 years now. Charlotte is definitely a much larger city - by demographic and economic standards they have hit that magic "exponential growth" point that makes even bigger cities thrive, and those city leaders, while they have specialized in banking, do have broader aspirations. Charlotte has not made the terrible infrastructure mistakes that Atlanta made (I have lived there too), in fact, just as an example, their light rail plan is already well underway and will be completed long before the metro area is as big as Atlanta was a decade ago. And despite what the previous poster said, it is very nice, useful, has spurred tremendous development along the currently operating line and they do have the money to complete the next line. Charlotte is also quite convenient to the 95/85 interstates and the development of the whole "Char-Lanta" industrial corridor, as well as being close to the Mountains, and coastline, adding to quality of life. It is a nice city.

Charleston is a whole different animal, older, worth preserving and growing slowly. I don't see the same opportunities here in Charleston for younger, career-oriented folks that some of the larger cities provide, but I agree that it has some industries - especially high-tech and healthcare- that have a lot of room for growth. I love my shopping weekends and the amenities of the "big city" in Charlotte, but I love to come HOME to Charleston which i consider more sophisticated and elegant and friendly and recreational.

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Posted by DigiRyder on February 27, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Re: “How to find your sample ballot in Charleston County

Good heavens. You know you can make a custom ballot, and read all the candidates own statements, by just going to The League of Women Voters website.

Posted by DigiRyder on November 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Re: “"You suck Ken Burger"

Working in Food & Bev put me through Medical School. Enough said? And nearly 20 years later, several of the other folks i worked with from that restaurant are still my friends, all of them have gone on to good careers and families, etc. and several of them have stayed in F&B. I may be the doctor paying the bill now, but those friends are the first ones i call when i need hospitality done right. And btw - I'm a much better tipper now, having worked in the industry!

Posted by DigiRyder on September 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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