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Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel
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  • Re: Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?
  • Protect property rights. Those opposed should consider that if their properties are suddenly potential revenue generators, then their property values will increase. "the same noise ordinances which apply to long-term tenants and homeowners apply equally to short-term rentals." Exactly. There's already rules against the potential problems many are citing. I'm taking the libertarian view on this one. Good article Mr. Dwayne Green.
  • Posted by Dominiq Johnson
  • Re: Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?
  • I remember seeing and going(unfortunately) to hugest parties, keg and college frat parties downtown in some old Charleston single houses back in the early 90's. One where the second story porch fell from so many kids being on the porch.. there were so many of these every weekend! Anywhere from Ansonborough, all the way down king St. In and around a Hampton Park and the…
  • Posted by Annie Mayo
  • Re: Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel
  • Mr Waters, had you included the below information in this article it would have been a more fair and accurate story: " Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced June 30, 2016, that all transgender troops would be able to serve openly effective immediately. Some transgender troops who are serving openly speak out as advocates for a more inclusive policy for all." But you stir the…
  • Posted by APE1
  • Re: Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel
  • Trump: I bet I can get liberals to defend joining the army. Mattis: No way. Trump: Hold my beer while I tweet.
  • Posted by Foghorn Leghorn
  • Re: Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel
  • Cross-dressers are entertainers, ie. Drag Queens. Transgendered, like being gay, is WHO you are, not what you are. Last year, about 2.4 million was spent on medically treating transgendered service members - estimated to be up to 8.4 million annually. By contrast, each trip Trump makes to Mar-a-lago costs just a little less or about 2 million. In fact, in the first 6 months of…
  • Posted by tupper29406
  • Re: Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good
  • Too much of anything in most cases is a recipe for disaster. However, coming to Charleston after living in a severely economically depressed area will open your eyes immensely. There were no jobs or opportunities for a better life in my previous home. I love this city and hope that we can find a solution to some of the problems created by its popularity.
  • Posted by couchqueen2020
  • Re: Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?
  • @EBF. You are wrong. A bed & breakfast is zoned residential, NOT commercial. If the owner lives onsite for at least 183 days per year, anyone can get a b&b license, South of the Crosstown that is. Why not north of the Crosstown or West Ashley, or J.I.? Why should I be denied a residential use of a residential home, just because I live north…
  • Posted by Matthew Doszkocs
  • Re: Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?
  • @ Pat Hendrix: Regardless of what livability did io did not do for you regarding this one particular rental, I will repeat myself: Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. And yes making it illegal for me to run a b&b, a residentially zoned, older-than-Jesus traditional form of…
  • Posted by Matthew Doszkocs
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