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MORE ON NIKKI HALEY’S LATEST CABINET DISASTER

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RE: SCDPPPS Scandals

An important fact about Kela Thomas at SCDPPP: Gov. Nikki Haley appointed her chairperson on the committee to interview the candidates for the next S.C. Department of Public Safety director (since we all knew it could not be interim director Ken Lancaster due to his affairs). It was down to one candidate that the committee recommended, but he was white. Kela Thomas then contacted Leroy Smith in Florida – since they were friends – and told him about the position and urged him to apply (even though the cut off date had passed and all the interviews WITH the entire committee had passed). Leroy Smith never interviewed with the committee – only Gov. Haley. He did get a former governor of his state, Florida, to call Haley, which he admitted in an interview. The candidate that the committee recommended was a former South Carolina law enforcement officer with 37 years experience statewide with a master’s degree in criminal justice. Unfortunately he was discriminated against by Thomas because he was WHITE!

There is definitely reverse racial discrimination going on in Haley’s agencies, but she turns a deaf ear. She also hired Smith so the former Florida governor would be in her debt when she ran for national office. Not everyone is as stupid as Haley thinks they are!

Know you will not reveal source–that is why we can contact you!

SIC SEZ

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That’s very interesting information. Thanks for passing it along!

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MORE ON SCDPPPS SCANDAL

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RE: SCDPPPS Scandals

That report on SCDPPPS only begins to cover the issues the agency is facing. I work in Greenville County office and every agent has over 300 cases they supervise, but the figure being publicized is 95 cases per agent. Charleston, Spartanburg and Richland counties all exceed 200 cases per agent. With those numbers, it is impossible to do your job. There are so many people and so many requirements that we are unable to even get out and verify where they are living. Not to mention we don’t have the cars to do it either. Nobody stays because nobody can do the job they’ve been asked to do.

SIC SEZ

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Hey, at least the agency director has a nicely remodeled office …

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SECESSION BY NUMBERS

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RE: “Secession Time

Secession is a good idea. South Carolina in 2013 has a much larger population than the entire United States in 1790. Indeed, Charleston County in 2013 has a larger population than the entire state of South Carolina had in 1790. So there’s no reason that each county (or few counties, combined) could not become states under a new Republic of South Carolina, using the U.S. Constitution for the new S.C. Constitution.

SIC SEZ

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It’s not size of the state in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the state. Or something like that …

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TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES 

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RE: $29 Billion

There is a hole in the bridge on I-77 over Porter Road. The Herald has a photo of the sun shining through the hole onto Porter Road. We are building interstate exchages to nowhere in Dillon and can’t keep the existing interstate bridges fixed in York. Why wouldn’t they listen to former S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) commissioner Sarah Nuckles????

SIC SEZ

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Agreed. FITS listened to Nuckles. In fact we named her a “Taxpayer Hero” several years ago – and have published several of her opinion pieces on the sorry state of the SCDOT. Were I the benevolent dictator of South Carolina, Nuckles would run the road system. This stuff isn’t complicated.

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JOB POSTINGS DOWN

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It’s not a great day in South Carolina for job postings … according to GSA Business “online advertised job postings in South Carolina fell by 200 in May, according to data released by The Conference Board Help Wanted Online. Overall, there were 56,400 positions listed online in May compared with 56,600 for April, the board reported.”

SIC SEZ

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Must be that awesome labor participation rate we’re rocking …

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MORE ON JOBS …

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Our youngest, a recent USC grad, has been doing the job app thing. He has applied for several jobs with the State. We’ve been surprised by a number of law enforcement and related jobs which require only a GED or HS diploma. That’s ok but to state that there is no credit given for continuing education or degrees just helps explain the current state of our state. Whatever happened to hiring the best candidate possible which in time raises the competence of the department. Oh well the Georgia jobs look good and pay lots more. Btw it’s a great day in Georgia.

SIC SEZ

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Ha! It is a great day in Georgia!

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TED VICK STATUS CHECK

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Hey Will, whats the latest on S.C. Rep. Ted Vick’s recent DUI? Is he going to skate again?

SIC SEZ

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He didn’t skate the first time – that charge is still pending. I think it’s highly unlikely he gets off on either allegation, personally, but then again this is South Carolina.

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TUBERCULOSIS IN GREENWOOD

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Why oh why aren’t you pounding on the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) over the tuberculosis debacle in Greenwood County? Terrible mismanagement by the youngster Jamie Shuster!

SIC SEZ

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Good tip …

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