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SC: America’s Most Criminal State

ONLY WASHINGTON D.C. SCORES WORSE THAN THE PALMETTO STATE By FITSNEWS  ||  We know crime is down nationwide (thank you, guns), but are some states more criminally inclined than others? “Yes,” according to a new analysis published by The Street.  In fact based on the data no state is more criminally…

ONLY WASHINGTON D.C. SCORES WORSE THAN THE PALMETTO STATE

By FITSNEWS  ||  We know crime is down nationwide (thank you, guns), but are some states more criminally inclined than others?

“Yes,” according to a new analysis published by The Street.  In fact based on the data no state is more criminally minded than South Carolina – which had the highest total crime rate of any state in the nation (ranking second only to the District of Columbia).

“To determine the top 10, we used the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting tool to retrieve the estimated 2012 violent crime rate and property crime rate (the most recent year for which data was available) in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia,” Andrew Meola wrote for The Street. “The states with the greatest total crime rate per 100,000 population made the list.”

According to the data, South Carolina’s total crime rate was 4,381 per 100,000 citizens – well above the national average of 3,098.  Violent crimes are also more prevalent in the Palmetto State, which saw 558.8 such incidents per 100,000 citizens – also well above the national rate of 367.9.

In fact among the Top Ten criminal states, only Tennessee and New Mexico had higher violent crime rates.  And only Louisiana and Alabama had higher murder rates.

Oh … and the list obviously doesn’t even touch on all the organized crime going down at the S.C. State House.

What do we make of the data?  It’s sad … but not surprising.

Low income levels, low labor participation and low intelligence breeds crime …

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94 comments

The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

Meh, 10 relatively small states where thugs spend quality time killing each other. It will all work itself out in a survival of the fittest sense if the “Margret Sanger crowd” get their way.

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Tazmaniac December 1, 2014 at 10:06 am

Yeah, a few nice Abortion Supercenters and discount ammo ought to take care of the issue.

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FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

Mighty Darwinian, but possible.

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Tazmaniac December 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

Just going back to my Democrat roots. ;-)

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It's all pink inside December 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

“Dixiecrat”

Point of order December 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

You take Columbia & Myrtle Beach out of the statistics and SC probably reverts to the norm.

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Actually, If you take Richland (#1), Greenville (#2) and Charleston (#3) we’d probably be much lower – Horry County comes in a distant forth compared to Richland and Greenville.

http://www.sled.sc.gov/documents/CrimeReporting/SCCrimeBooks/2011/2011%20Crime%20in%20South%20Carolina.pdf

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Point of order December 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Huh, I had no idea that Greenville had such a problem. I should have figured when the sheriff up there told everyone to start packing after the Waffle House shooting. (and I think that’s good advice for everyone!)

When you look at “rate” on that link, the whole picture on violent crime seems to change dramatically….Greenville and even Richland don’t look as bad.

You’d think Greenwood was a war zone…lol….Greenwood!??!?

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Poor, nothing to do, little education, ample drug trade. In fact, follow the drugs and you follow the violence.

Point of order December 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I could make a case that you follow the poverty, you follow the violence…but hey, we could mince #’s all day.

FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 9:59 am

#1 Not enough methheads in the meatlockers? (I’m betting there is an almost direct correlation between food stamp receipts and crime rates.)
#2 The best time to buy real estate for the long term is when there is blood in the streets … so, maybe SC is a better deal than, say, Colorado or Minnesota?
#3 If the presence of self defense weapons is a deterrent to crime, maybe SC residents and taxpayers should arm up.
… jus’ sayin’

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply
FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

Good eyes!, nice catch. … That Map!

One might note the dichotomy between New Mexico and Arizona. Could be that “progressive” Fascism in the statehouses would be a more solid link between successes/failures in the local economy … than, say, gun totin’ …

(Just back from a grand tour of the Southwest. I have a relative who teaches in the Albaquerky grade schools … Yes, New Mexico is being overloaded with illegals capable of collecting food stamps, etc.)

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We're still not the worst! December 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

Once again thank God for Mississippi.

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Bible Thumper December 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

It is past time that you update that “low labor participation” link. Up 0.2% and over 7000 new jobs in October. Also, the workforce is larger than ever before.

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FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:05 am

A larger workforce may not connect with more jobs. Payroll receipts might, or at least connect with the local economy.

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Bible Thumper December 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

Workforce = workers + people seeking work
It increased by about 9000. 7000 more workers and 2000 more seeking work. The 2000 made the unemployment rate go up, but is generally seen as good news(more optimistic job seekers).
Often left out of the equation is population growth. Job growth and workforce growth has not outpaced population growth. People like to knock South Carolina, but a net 38,000 people moved here from other states in 2013.

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FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

I agree, what with more high tech jobs available (Boeing, et al), a firm republicrat footing in the political meat grinders … I see South Carolina advancing in the social/economic foot race considerably faster than, say, Georgia … which seems bent on a path toward “progressive” Fascist elitism.

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Scooter December 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Nae, Bozo will give all of them a pardon.

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FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

O’Bozo or Eric Bozo … or both?

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grandtangosuglydog December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

Or is that with the exception of the coastal cities, the state just simply sucks?

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Fecal Matters December 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

You’ve not been to Greenville have you?

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grandtangosuglydog December 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I forgot Greenville, my bad. great place.

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RogueElephant December 1, 2014 at 10:10 am

I would like to see those numbers broken down by county or congressional dist. I would be willing to bet the numbers would be indicative of R vs D counties.

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RogueRetard December 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

That’s because you are a straight-up racist

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

So your implication is that all “Ds” are African Americans and all “Rs” are white?

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RogueElephant December 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

RR doesn’t like it when those pesky old facts get in the way of a good race card play.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

We liberals have higher standards than that.

urbantrout December 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Yeah, you sure do…that’s why that pomaded baboon Al Sharpton has visited Obama in the White House 83 times.

euwe max December 2, 2014 at 6:44 am

Al Sharpton apparently has free room and board in your head… you think about him all the time.. is it because he lost weight?

urbantrout December 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

I don’t think I’ve actually ever mentioned Sharpton here before…..nevertheless, you people embrace that foul piece of shit….so much for your standards.

euwe max December 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

embrace that foul piece of shit
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that’s twice – I’ve never mentioned Sharpton – not once.

I Will Track You Down December 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm

That’s because you are a fucked up mental midget who’s mind is poisoned with hate for anyone opposed to Obama.

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm Reply
RogueElephant December 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Interesting stats.

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Nölff December 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

Mauldin PD will write you a ticket for farting in the wrong direction or bust you for anything else they see fit. They write a lot of tickets and are more expensive than anywhere else in the state.

I’m sure that raises the bar. Mauldin is as corrupt as Columbia.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

A criminal is at least true to his nature – a Republican hypocrite is not even that.

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FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

I may have mentioned this: The only difference between democrats and republicans is that republicans stay bought.

“To live out side of the law, you have got to be honest.” – Bob Dylan.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 11:41 am

The only difference between democrats and republicans…

“God is on our side” – Republicans trolling for Southern votes, since the “Reconstruction.”

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FastEddy23 December 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I have absolutely no problem with southern democrats treating the post Civil War carpetbaggers with total contempt … I believe that the tar and feathers treatment originated in Pennsylvania by “Classic Liberals” to deal with ’em, later the southerns followed this example. … Might be worth a try (again) … :>]

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euwe max December 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Republicans, and I don’t think I’m offending anyone, are scum.

FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Not me, fur sure.

And the demo-fascist elitist multitudinous wings of the democrat party, likewise.

:) December 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

“A Republican’s answer to crime is to become a lawyer.”

That’s pretty funny, probably somewhat true…but let’s not also forget that most attorney’s are liberals & hardcore statists….it comes with the territory almost as a necessity as the potential for cognitive dissonance is very high unless they devote significant intellectual time to rectifying their profession with reality.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

Perhaps I should have said “Prosecuting Attorneys.”

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FastEddy23 December 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

IMOP: the only question pertinent for any candidate for office: “What part of the Constitution do you want to change?”

(The answer would be the determiner of whether to apply the vote or tar and feathers.)

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euwe max December 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Republicans want to make an amendment to make birth control illegal, and, ironically, abortion illegal as well.

They also want to eliminate any protections that still may remain against unreasonable search and seizure in their serial failure on the war on drugs.

They would also like to eliminate any protections afforded to “artistic expression,” only leaving “political speech” protected… as long as there’s no way “political speech” conflicts with their religious views.

They would also like to change freedom “from religion” to accepting Christianity as the national religion.

They would also like to establish “God” as a fact by amendment.

They would like to eliminate the words “General Welfare” from both the Preamble and the Taxing and Spending Clause.

They would also like to modify “speedy trial,” “due process,” and “jury of one’s peers” to only apply to white Christian citizens not “captured on the field of battle(which is now the entire world)” or held in Guantanamo or handed over to other governments for interrogation (torture).

They would like to eliminate the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements between the United States and other countries

FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Granted: Some “Republicans want to make an amendment to make birth control illegal, and, ironically, abortion illegal as well. …”

As I have said, those republicrats who want to be in everyone else’s pants should be castrated for engineering the fraudulent effort to modify everyone’s Constitutional and God given rights.

FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Granted: Some republicrats “also want to eliminate any protections that still may remain against unreasonable search and seizure in their serial failure on the war on drugs. …”

And sad to say, they all too often succeed. But there are plenty of complicit demo-Fascists on that side, too. (This is one reason [but not the only] I have been a registered, voting Libertarian since 1984.)

FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

“… They would also like to eliminate any protections afforded to “artistic expression,” only leaving “political speech” protected… as long as there’s no way “political speech” conflicts with their religious views. …”

I have not observed this as yet, even on the rino side of the aisle … But, as we all should know, 90% of all art is dreck.

One might note that it is this current administration that has chosen to degrade and disparage the First Amendment: promoting the Fascist version of “net neutrality”, four square against the “Citizens’ United” case, (successful) manipulation of mean scream media … and much more.

euwe max December 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

“… They would also like to eliminate any protections afforded to “artistic expression,” only leaving “political speech” protected… as long as there’s no way “political speech” conflicts with their religious views. …”

I have not observed this as yet, even on the rino side of the aisle …
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Google Bork.

But, as we all should know, 90% of all art is dreck.

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Om is where the art is.

FastEddy23 December 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

“… Om is where the art is. …” :>)

In that case, one might suppose that Bork was not ratified Because He Had Opinions (about religious preferences, single heterosexuals consenting, strict application of the First, Second, Fourth and Tenth Amendments, etc. …) which did not necessarily set well with the leftier leaning.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

He was going to eliminate protections against expression – my *god*, man! PORN!

FastEddy23 December 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Mmmm … My recollection is that He was/is a champion of First Amendment Rights.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Robert Bork was an unrepentant reactionary who was on the wrong side of every major legal controversy of the twentieth century. The fifty-eight senators who voted against Bork for confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1987 honored themselves, and the Constitution. In the subsequent quarter-century, Bork devoted himself to proving that his critics were right about him all along.

Bork was born in 1927 and came of age during the civil-rights movement, which he opposed. He was, in the nineteen-sixties, a libertarian of sorts; this worldview led him to conclude that poll taxes were constitutional and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not. (Specifically, he said that law was based on a “principle of unsurpassed ugliness.”) As a professor at Yale Law School, his specialty was antitrust law, which he also (by and large) opposed.

Richard Nixon appointed Bork the Solicitor General of the United States, and in that post Bork showed that he lacked moral courage as well as legal judgment. In 1973, Nixon directed Elliot Richardson, the Attorney General, to fire Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor. Richardson refused and resigned in protest, as did his deputy William Ruckelshaus. Bork, the third-ranking official in the Justice Department, had no such scruples and thus served as executioner in the Saturday Night Massacre, to his enduring shame.

Much of the Bork confirmation questioning focussed on Bork’s long-held belief that the Constitution does not include a right to privacy. As one of the creators of the “originalist” school of constitutional interpretation, Bork asserted that since the framers did not use the word “privacy,” that value was not reflected in our founding document. Accordingly, he opposed such decisions as Griswold v. Connecticut, which said states could not ban married couples from buying birth control, and Roe v. Wade, which prohibits states from banning abortion. He promised the senators he would reflect those views as a Supreme Court Justice.

Bork was adamant that Roe v. Wade (1973) be overturned and states be given the power to prosecute women and doctors who violate state criminal abortion laws.

It was said, in later years, that Bork was “borked,” which came to mean treated unfairly in the confirmation process. This is not so. Bork was “borked” simply by being confronted with his own views—which would have undone many of the great constitutional landmarks in recent American history. As Senator Edward Kennedy put it in a famous speech on the Senate floor, “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”

Was Kennedy too harsh? He was not—as Bork himself demonstrated in the series of intemperate books he wrote after losing the Supreme Court fight and quitting the bench, in 1987. The titles alone were revealing: ”The Tempting of America,” “Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline,” and “Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges.” One of his last books may have summed up his views best. Thanks in part to decisions of the Supreme Court—decisions that, for the most part, Bork abhorred—the United States became a more tolerant and inclusive place, with greater freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination than any society in history. Bork called the book, accurately, “A Country I Do Not Recognize.”

In large areas of constitutional law, Judge Robert Bork is a committed radical. He wants to tear up settled understandings of the Constitution, root and branch.

In a famous article he wrote in 1971, Bork argued that the First Amendment protects only political speech, not art, literature, movies and so on.

he continued to aggressively promote censorship to deal with what he has called the “rot and decadence” of American society. In a 1997 interview with Michael Cromartie, Bork expressed such desperation about the state of American culture that he came out in favor of a return to censorship boards in America, rejecting any nuanced treatment of materials he disfavors, saying: “I don’t make any fine distinctions; I’m just advocating censorship.”

Bork not only contended that every pro-gay rights decision the Court has ever rendered is wrong, but he seeks to amend the Constitution to enshrine his views. Dropping any pretense of supporting the traditional right of states under federalism to choose their own policies on marriage, Bork has advocated passage of a constitutional amendment that would permanently define marriage as between “one man and one woman” and prevent the states from offering gay couples equal benefits of any kind.

Bork frequently used incendiary rhetoric to denounce gay rights, as when he said that, if same-sex marriage passes, “I think we’ll become much more accommodating to man-boy associations, polygamists and so forth.”

He also said, “the fossil record is proving a major embarrassment to evolutionary theory” and claimied that one scientist “has shown that Darwinism cannot explain life as we know it.”In Bork’s view, right here at home, “America is engaged in a religious war.”

His approach to freedom of speech isn’t pretty. The willingness to let people express ideas that a majority find offensive, even dangerous, is a distinctive feature of American society: one of its glories, some would say. Judge Bork disagrees with the legal tradition… and in my opinion, freedom.

Bork opposed our god-given right to porn!

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FastEddy23 December 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm

“… Bork was born in 1927 and came of age during the civil-rights movement, which he opposed. He was, in the nineteen-sixties, a libertarian of sorts …”

“Anyone who hates children and small animals can’t be all bad.” … Anyone who loves a strict interpretation of the US Constitution can’t be all bad.

euwe max December 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Did you read the rest of it?

He was a sociopathic prick who based his hatred for freedom and art on religion.

When it comes to insane pedantic translation, only Tomás de Torquemada was in his class.

FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

“… They would also like to modify “speedy trial,” “due process,” and “jury of one’s peers” to only apply to white Christian citizens not “captured on the field of battle (which is now the entire world)” or held in Guantanamo or handed over to other governments for interrogation (torture).

They would like to eliminate the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements between the United States and other countries.. at least to the point that the treaties don’t have to be honored.

…and a few other odds and ends… like women’s vote, black vote, black citizenship… and adding death penalty for illegally entering the united states. …”

I believe Thee protests too much, or maybe not enough … It also appears you have no trouble taking the side of us (small “l”) libertarians while besmirching the republicrats, but may be a bit blind-eyed when it comes to the “liberal”elitist Fascists pretending to be on the left.

euwe max December 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I believe Thee protests too much, or maybe not enough … It also appears you have no trouble taking the side of us (small “l”) libertarians
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Libertarians are materialist, selfish kooks. Harmless.

while besmirching the republicrats,
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Baptist reactionaries, anti-intellectual hatists, sociopaths, racists, led by fools – Republicans are scum

but may be a bit blind-eyed when it comes to the “liberal”elitist Fascists pretending to be on the left.
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amateurs.

FastEddy23 December 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

One thing: the level of sanity on this blog is a bit above the cut. … Jus’ sayin’.

The blogs in Taxifornia would censor this whole discussion (and FITS’ article, too.)

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm

the ABC forum banned me and my friends for our temerity.

First, they banned our handles.

We got new ones.;

Then they banned our IP addresses.

We used proxies.

Then they banned us for using recognizable handles.

We created new handles faster than they could ban us.

Then they made us wait an hour before we could post, and banned recognizable handles before we could post.

We used unrecognizable handles and created hundreds of handles at a time, so there would be no wait.

Then they banned us by recognizing our posting style.

Then we organized in Google Groups, hacked the HTML code and ruined their whole day.

Then they went dark – got rid of their forum provider software and got another one.

Free speech on the Disney Channel? I think not.

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FastEddy23 December 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Keep up the good work!

Would you like a job out here in Taxifornia? (All of my employees are white hat hackers or hacker wannabes. One is also the best 9-ball player in Northern Taxifornia.)

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euwe max December 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

What do they do?

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FastEddy23 December 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Build web pages, trouble shoot exotic high tech systems, answer the order lines, make decisions about fulfillment and warranty resolutions … and excessively (IMOP) criticize the boss when he gets on a tear about excessive g’ment and taxes.

We always try to answer before the third ring …

euwe max December 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I create software.

FastEddy23 December 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Good Oh! … I did as well for a while, decades ago. Our main efforts are hardware directed, but my number one web guy is gaming oriented.

One can be quite successful in our arena if one treats the whole ecommerce thingy as a massive role-playing computer game, where the accumulated Stacks-Of-Jack are the most important score … and keeping such away from The Evil Oligarchs.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Higher quality, better service, affordable product, satisfied customers – better living through chemistry.

FastEddy23 December 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

One is constantly surprised how the really simple, civilized approaches work out so well.

We have “unconditional”, “no questions asked” warranties for our bigger customers … and we answer the phones before the third ring without benefit of any automated “tree”.

Rocky December 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

It’s a great day – to be robbed – in South Carolina.

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Rocky December 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

Think about it. You’re white. You live in a trailer. You dropped out of high school. There are no more Wal-Mart jobs around. What you gonna do? Sell Meth.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

..or become a Republican, and sell your soul.

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Fecal Matters December 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm

And it’s the republicans that are racists. Rrrrright.

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euwe max December 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Republicans aren’t racist – they just play one on tv. They’ll do anything to anyone – for the right price.

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LiberalLogic December 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Except kill unborn babies, that such a demorat thing to do. Then again, those unborn babies aren’t people yet.

euwe max December 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Unborn babies are simply a convenient tissue issue for Republicans without any moral convictions to “claim the high ground,” since it doesn’t actually involve “doing anything” for anyone… to actually engage in making the world a better place… to increase the QUALITY of the life they pretend to care so much about.

Never mind they claim to be Christians without the slightest idea who Jesus was, or what he said.. what he believed a man should do to actually PLEASE God.

Republicans love issues that don’t cost them anything. And they love to co-opt the issues of their opponents… accuse the victim, of the crimes Republicans commit against them, and when they complain – they make it out to be a game of “that’s what I am, but what are you?”

LiberalLogic December 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Who needs improved quality of life when Obamacare covers abortion in half of the country?

tomstickler December 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Until I see you working to provide contraception to all who want to use it, plus promoting accurate sex education in schools, your rants about abortion are worthless.

Mr. PC December 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The solution is a charity drive to get all the dry cleaners to donate coat hangers to the school systems.

LiberalLogic December 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

It all starts at home Tom. You can take that “takes a village” bs and shove it up your tailpipe.

Sounds good December 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

You could run as a republican for office. And start your criminal career there. Bigger pay offs, no jail time. Groupies like Will Folks to do whatever for you. Cocaine, instead of meth. Good deal.

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Crimolina December 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

SC is pretty much third world. Openly criminal government, low wages, poor education, poor health conditions, etc. At least you have (parts of) the coast.

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Rethuglicans December 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

The Republicans do such a great job of running South Carolina. I wonder how much their various members criminal convictions added to these statistics?

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Tom December 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

Wow, after two decades of Republican rule, they finally got us to the top of a list.

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Wake Up December 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

20+ years of the the capitol city being run into the ground by democrats is certainly swinging the statistics.

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

yep, they’re all trending down as violent acts of all kinds are fewer and fewer each year…

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The Colonel December 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Please – all crime trends in this state are down EXCEPT in Democratically controlled metro areas (save Greenvliie) and Greenwood – wanna guess how Greenwood county voted in 2012 50% straight party Democrat? (the Republicans still won most of the key elections…) http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/42513/116143/en/summary.html

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Fecal Matters December 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Correct me if I’m wrong but Knox is a R, right?

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Jen December 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

Knox White is neither Dem or Rep. He is money. Works for it, loves it, spends all day chasing it.

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Jen December 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

Knox White is neither Dem or Rep. He is money. Works for it, loves it, spends all day chasing it.

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Famously Shot December 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

You’re wrong, he’s listed as a Republican on Wiki. He may be all about the “Benji’s” but I’ve never seen a downtown transformed in such a short amount of time. Would be wonderful if Columbia hadn’t been polluted with Dem mayors for the last 20+ years, maybe we too could have a legitimate urban hub instead of a haphazard crock of shit for a downtown.

Fecal Matters December 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Don’t tell Steve Benjamin, he still thinks crime is declining in Columbia. Then again, he is the same moron that wanted to build a “city within a city” on top of a major flood plain.

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Nobody Seems To Care Anymore December 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Moral rot and bad elected leaders who lie, cheat, and steal (Obama). Hence, Monkey See, Monkey … .. .Notice how some areas have more liter than others. Notice how some Walmart parking lots are trashed in a matter of hours. In the last 14 days, I have seen over 6 separate incidents of people tossing trash out of there cars onto the streets of SC … in the same time frame, at least 2 dozen incidents of driver disregarding stop signs ….. 8 arrested for shoplifting at Walmart … at least 7 cases of people driving at night with their lights turned off. And these are just the petty things. Since Obama took office, it seems everything has gone to hell.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

What a loon. The south has been notable and noticeably and noted to be trashier than the rest of the nation for generations.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 1, 2014 at 7:07 pm

This state freely elects, openly tolerates, and is run by criminals. What can we expect?

“Laws are for other people.”

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Job Creator Made WRONG TURN January 15, 2015 at 10:58 pm

There is 1 demographic ommitted. We Yankee transplants who relocated to Berkeley County SC to create jobs who’ve been defrauded of our savings, crippled, and defamed by SC LE insiders who prey on the misplaced trust of christian benefactors.

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