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

Good for you, Charleston! I hope this movement catches on all around the country. I would have no problem using a paper straw at a bar or restaurant, because sometimes I just enjoy a straw. The few pennies extra to cover the cost are completely worth it because who doesn't like helping to save the planet whilst enjoying a summery cocktail?

At home I use metal straws. They're reasonably priced, much easier to clean than you might think, last forever, and feel delightful when your cold beverage passes through!

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Posted by nonni b on June 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

It will be an Great opportunity for locals to be able to go to a place like Halls Chop House and not have to go through the trouble of driving and parking downtown! Looking.g forward to Taco Boy coming too!

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Posted by Tera Tavelle Quinn on June 17, 2017 at 10:09 AM

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

There are commercially available, environmentally degradable and biodegradabale plastics. They cost just slightly more than the regular materials. Back in the Eighties, I worked on a semi-commercial project to produce grades of polystyrene and polyethylene that disintegrate much faster than the regular product. In the nineties, reducing litter. I worked on a biodegradable commercial polymer. Both are available commercially. All it needs is a consumer willing to pay an extra 2-3% more for the product.

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Posted by Osman Aboul-Nasr on June 17, 2017 at 9:47 AM

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

I try to avoid straws in general, and lately, whenever I use them I put a 'knot' in them and bend them, thinking the big chunk in the middle, and bent and less stiff, will keep them from doing more damage than necessary (just like slicing the plastic holders of a six pack of cans, same concept).

I'd like to mention a few things though. First of all, why can't this county recycle straws? That's almost insulting. Straws are plastic. Other plastics work why doesn't that one?

Second of all, none of this would be a problem had we just kept with paper straws like in the good old days. I prefer them anyways. Why the heck do we not use them anymore in favor of plastic ones? I get if they're in a drink for 1 hour they might get soggy, but in general they hold throughout the drink, and most people won't re-use them anyways, that's why they get thrown away. I really don't get the point of that.

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Posted by Theta Dude on June 17, 2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Donald Trump definitely just accidentally burned every single Clemson grad

Another idiotic overblown analysis of what Trump says. The hatred for our president is so ugly & so un American. Then to read the spoiled ding dong...city dweller use the F word several times certifies how looney & unhinged the left has become.

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Posted by Monn Jaah on June 16, 2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

Fascinating story. I wonder what it would take to turn Sea Island Cotton into a major crop?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings

It's seeing articles like this that remind me how there are so few female music producers in the industry (5% or less), and even less that are celebrated or recognized. Maybe the dudes that are featured here can consider contributing to Women's Audio Mission or WomeninMusic and do what they can to close the gender gap:

https://www.womensaudiomission.org
http://womeninmusic.org/

It would be great if CCP could address this, too.

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 16, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Mayor of New Orleans makes the case for removing Confederate monuments

Grandstanding hypocrite. Remove some old generals monuments but leave intact the statute and the main named square of the individual responsible for personally directing the extermination of the Creek, Seminole and Cherokee tribes, the man who created the Bataan Death March of the 19th century, the Trail of Tears, that bastard, Andrew Jackson.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Board Short Comic Sale

This is for Scott Cave Comics as well not board short.

Posted by Scott Cave on June 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Board Short Comic Sale

This is at Starlite Gaming not Here Be Books!

Posted by Scott Cave on June 16, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

AMAZING KJ!!!!

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Posted by Marie Bligen on June 16, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Mr. Bonetangles leaving Charleston, Night Market hosts event in his honor

Oh I wish I could be there. CHS and the Night Market mean the world to our son. Thank you, Charleston, for being such a wonderful, welcoming, open place.
Will's mama

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Posted by Mariana Greene on June 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “S.C. attorney general joins nationwide investigation into opioid manufacturers

"As one of a handful of states where the amount of painkiller prescriptions outnumbers residents"

Whoa, say what? How does that happen legally? We getting out of state patients who come here for pain killer prescriptions? Sure would have liked to hear more on that point in this article, but they make the statement, and just let it hang.

Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I agree with Jamie, I am glad this article, and the others were written. It is good to have open dialog to better understand each other. So many disagreed with my above comment, but apparently dialog is not what they wanted to have. So I sit here scratching my head over what it was they particularly disagreed with... and why.

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Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

KJ, I feel hopeful just knowing that your brilliant and brave soul publishes this kind of work in Charleston. Thank you for being the necessary voice that names the exact things everyone needs to understand.

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Posted by Jaime Cunningham on June 16, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Secessionists paint Confederate flags over 'Hope Equality Love' message on Folly Boat, but not for long

Hope, love, and equality are not secessionist values.

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Posted by navyvet on June 16, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I would donate work, and get frustrated with the $$ they got, auctioning the pieces.

I began just donating cash, and keeping my work.

Lately, though.. there's a cause I am devoted to that I DO donate to. They get the $$ I believe the work to be worth, and it gives me pleasure (though the 'exposure' part is ludicrous) to be able to help them make some money. For them, I donate without expectation of anything.

it's a well that's running dry, generally. New paradigms are needed. Artists seem to donate work that haven't sold for a while (understandable) and the whole auction becomes tired looking.

Posted by Helen Gene Nichols on June 16, 2017 at 9:06 AM

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

let's back up to that cleanliness thing... the glass looks dirty so you don't want your lips to touch it, but if you have a straw you're willing to drink the liquid in the dirty glass???
..and Liberte, are you saying that Waffle House is dirty and unhealthy?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 15, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Secessionists paint Confederate flags over 'Hope Equality Love' message on Folly Boat, but not for long

Awesome message, Chrys and Michelle! Love wins every time.

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Posted by Elizabeth W. on June 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “DeJa Vu II hosts summer punk fest We Wanna Be Sedated!

Love the way you showcase what the festival is all about!

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Posted by Kim Keating Mullinax on June 15, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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