Posts tagged south carolina

The president of a South Carolina Bible college was charged last week with essentially treating foreign students as slaves by forcing them to perform work for little or no pay.

Pickens, SC woman charged 9 years after failing to return a VHS J.LO movie

And who says that debtor’s prison’s were a thing of the past?

South Carolina Republican tweets out a brain fart.

South Carolina Republican tweets out a brain fart.


Many homeless people in Columbia, South Carolina are facing an arduous choice: vacate downtown or be arrested.
That’s because last week, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved a new plan — the Emergency Homeless Response” — to remove homeless people from the downtown business district. Here’s how the initiative, which was spearheaded by Councilman Cameron Runyan, will work.
Police officers will now be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out. They will also be instructed to strictly enforce the city’s “quality of life” laws, including bans on loitering, public urination, and other violations. And just to ensure that no one slips through, the city will set up a hotline so local businesses and residents can report the presence of a homeless person to police.
In order to accommodate all the homeless people who will now be banned from downtown, the city will partner with a local charity to keep an emergency shelter on the outskirts of town open 24 hours a day. However, it’s unlikely the shelter, which can handle 240 guests, will be enough to handle the local homeless population, which numbers more than six times the available beds.
Homeless people can stay at the shelter, but they’re not permitted to walk off the premises. In fact, Columbia will even post a police officer on the road leading to the shelter to ensure that homeless people don’t walk towards downtown. If they want to leave, they need to set up an appointment and be shuttled by a van.
In other words, the 1,518 homeless people in the Columbia-area now have a choice: get arrested downtown or be confined to a far-away shelter that you can’t readily leave. Jail or pseudo-jail.

I found that article through this. I didn’t read it because it was a run-on paragraph.
If you’re going to write something important, it does matter and does behoove you to use the best compositional skills you have.

Many homeless people in Columbia, South Carolina are facing an arduous choice: vacate downtown or be arrested.

That’s because last week, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved a new plan — the Emergency Homeless Response” — to remove homeless people from the downtown business district. Here’s how the initiative, which was spearheaded by Councilman Cameron Runyan, will work.

Police officers will now be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out. They will also be instructed to strictly enforce the city’s “quality of life” laws, including bans on loitering, public urination, and other violations. And just to ensure that no one slips through, the city will set up a hotline so local businesses and residents can report the presence of a homeless person to police.

In order to accommodate all the homeless people who will now be banned from downtown, the city will partner with a local charity to keep an emergency shelter on the outskirts of town open 24 hours a day. However, it’s unlikely the shelter, which can handle 240 guests, will be enough to handle the local homeless population, which numbers more than six times the available beds.

Homeless people can stay at the shelter, but they’re not permitted to walk off the premises. In fact, Columbia will even post a police officer on the road leading to the shelter to ensure that homeless people don’t walk towards downtown. If they want to leave, they need to set up an appointment and be shuttled by a van.

In other words, the 1,518 homeless people in the Columbia-area now have a choice: get arrested downtown or be confined to a far-away shelter that you can’t readily leave. Jail or pseudo-jail.

I found that article through this. I didn’t read it because it was a run-on paragraph.

If you’re going to write something important, it does matter and does behoove you to use the best compositional skills you have.

Vigorously support women's rights by fully engaging in efforts to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

There are currently 35 states that have ratified the ERA and legal analysis suggests we may need just three more states for women to have equal rights under our Constitution. We ask you to support our efforts nationwide, particularly in the states that have not yet ratified the ERA: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, N. Carolina, Oklahoma, S. Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. We also ask you to place your full support behind Congressional legislation to eliminate deadlines on the original 1972 ERA. It is time our Constitution protects the rights of women, and women need and deserve active participation in ERA advocacy from the White House.

Abagail(e) has been found.
Abigaile Faith Lefevers, age 12, was kidnapped by registered sex offender Timothy Howard Newman, age 38, from her Newport, North Carolina home on 9/23/2012.

Abagail(e) has been found.

Abigaile Faith Lefevers, age 12, was kidnapped by registered sex offender Timothy Howard Newman, age 38, from her Newport, North Carolina home on 9/23/2012.

What if Sen Jim DeMint said Jews should not teach in public schools (by AFFACharleston)

Jim DeMint hates this ad and doesn’t want it to air in So. Carolina.

South Carolina passes bill against municipal broadband

May Gawd forbid that South Carolinians get access to information that they don’t have to pay for.

Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Sikh Society of South Carolina since 2010, alleging that the group bilked contractors out of nearly $130,000 for the construction of a new temple.

Gov. Haley is reported to have managed the temple’s finances as late as 2003, and our sources believe any indictment would center on what happened to the missing money.
During the Mexican Revolution, a five old George Romney, Mitt’s father, entered the United States illegally with his family. The Romney family had originally fled to Mexico to escape persecution in the United States because of their Mormon beliefs (specifically their polygamy). Many years passed and George was born in Mexico. As all REAL conservative Americans know, being born in another country automatically makes you a citizen of that country.

Sure, Mitt’s grandfather was still an American citizen just like President Obama’s mother was when he was born in some country named “Hawaii” (often mistaken for Kenya by conservatives who are terrible at geography). Sure, the Constitution states that any child born to an American citizen is a citizen themselves no matter WHERE they are born (ask the GOP’s last presidential nominee, John McCain, born in Panama). But we can’t have a double standard now, could we? Remember, Birterism is absolutely not about race whatsoever. No way, no how. Absolutely not, At all. Even a tiny little bit. Really.