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Friday, December 28, 2012

Corrupt Law Maker Protects Namesake Avoids Disbarrment by Turning In Law License

E.W. Cromartie
Columbia’s Cromartie banned from practicing law in SC - Need-To-Map - TheState.com: "In a 3-2 decision, the justices decided to accept Cromartie’s offer to give up his law license, which he made during oral arguments in October as he fought his pending disbarrment. The court’s majority said giving up his license is a tougher penalty than disbarrment."

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Clemson and Carolina Bowl Games Prognostication


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This game is billed as LSU's Stubborn Defense vs Clemson's High Powered Offense

Chick-fil-A Bowl  
7:30pm Monday, December 31, 2012
Coverage: ESPN

Les Miles and his LSU Tigers will be wishing for less miles as they head home after failing to score a single touchdown despite four excursions into the Red Zone. 

The Clemson Tigers will put 34 points on the board and will be inside the LSU Red Zone as time runs out. 

The final Score Clemson 34, LSU 12. 

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OUTBACK Bowl
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kick off 1 pm
Coverage: ESPN

The weather may have a part to play in this game as early forecasts indicate a partly cloudy day with a 10% chance of rain. The temperature should be in the low 70's increasing the odds that 'The Head Ball Coach' will be wearing a sun-visor as head gear. The coach will lose his visor many times during the game.  

Gamecocks will put 17 points on the board but will lose to the Wolverines by 10 points at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida.









Friday, December 21, 2012

Free hunting days Jan. 4-5, 2013

"Free hunting days allow all South Carolina residents to hunt without a state hunting license or other required permits, to include Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit, or Migratory Waterfowl Permit (formerly State Duck Stamp). "

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Democracy for Sale | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Democracy for Sale | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: "A very few, very rich people and corporations contributed most of the money, many with hidden agendas often at odds with the best interests of the American people.  Most citizens are now united in believing our elected officials are for sale."

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

YOUR guide to available resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in South Carolina

Tapestry: "SC Access is YOUR guide to available resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in South Carolina. It is a program of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.
The goal of SC Access is to provide useful information. While we make every effort to ensure the information is accurate and complete, we cannot guarantee it due to frequent changes. Inclusion of a service provider does not imply approval by SC Access or the Office on Aging nor does exclusion imply disapproval."

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Lt. Governor rallies support for growing senior population - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com

Lt. Governor rallies support for growing senior population - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com: "The state has no plan to accommodate that growth, and the budget for aging services has been cut 48 percent in the past three years, according to the Lt. Governor's Office on Aging.

Meanwhile, more than 8,000 home-bound seniors remain on a waiting list to have someone deliver meals, take them to doctor visits, help with home repairs or install wheelchair ramps."

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Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court: "Gun-rights advocates claimed a major victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court in Illinois struck down the state's ban on carrying concealed firearms, in a ruling that may have national repercussions if appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Five Ways to Reduce Identity Tracking Online - Digits - WSJ

Five Ways to Reduce Identity Tracking Online - Digits - WSJ:

1.... All those little “Like” buttons and other social-networking technologies across the Web can inform the parent company of your browsing habits whenever you encounter them. This is true even if you don’t actually click the button.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Something Dumb From an Otherwise Intelligent Person?

Was Dick Armey, the former Republican House majority leader from Texas and a former Tea Party leader, doing the same thing that he has accused members of his own party as doing? Was it another case of "Something Dumb From an Otherwise Intelligent Person"? 

Don't look now, but we may be seeing 'finger pointing' of epidemic portions inside the GOP.

Former tea party leader blames GOP for setbacks: "The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month's congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday."

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

SCDCA Complaint Policy

Have a complaint against a business in the State of South Carolina? What about a complaint about how hard it is to file a complaint with the SC Department of Consumer Affairs. Take a look at what is required now.

SCDCA Complaint Policy: "The State of South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS PROCESSING CONSUMER COMPLAINTS"

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Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee | PCWorld

Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee | PCWorld: "Strangely, though, the company doesn't charge customers who also use the modem for digital phone service. When asked why the company only charges customers who don't have digital phone service, spokesman Justin Venech told the Times that it was a “business decision,” and elaborated no further."

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Corker Suggests GOP Should Relent on Tax Increases

Corker Suggests GOP Should Relent on Tax Increases: ""There is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards on the tax issue before year end. A lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit, where you go ahead give the president the two percent increase that he is talking about -- the rate increase on the top two percent -- and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements.""

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Sumter Police Searching For Murder Suspect | wltx.com

Sumter Police Searching For Murder Suspect | wltx.com: "If you have any information that could help the Sumter police call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC."

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage

Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage: "By adding gay marriage to its docket, the Supreme Court assured that its 2012-13 term will be as historic as its last one, when it ruled on immigration and upheld President Obama's landmark health care law."



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If you don't see this in the window... Don't Go into the Store!

The American Christian Life United Choir

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Election Reform on the Agenda for the 113th Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Election Reform on the Agenda for the 113th Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: "Still, expect to hear a litany of cockamamie claims about why such legislation would be detrimental to America by those who fear that increased voting will result in a decline of one party’s political power."

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Man Kills Baby, Gets Out of Prison, Kills Another | wltx.com

Man Kills Baby, Gets Out of Prison, Kills Another | wltx.com: "At the time of Davis' second arrest, Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said sentencing laws have stiffened since Davis' previous homicide by child abuse conviction.

"Now, someone who is convicted of this crime or pleads guilty to this particular crime must pay 85 percent and then they become eligible for parole," Wilkins said."

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Walmart protesters to show up at Second Sunday on King Street – The Post and Courier

Walmart protesters to show up at Second Sunday on King Street – The Post and Courier: "....a group of Walmart protesters plan to be there on Sunday, handing out “nice list” recognition's to stores that offer local and American-made goods while making a point of putting Walmart on its “naughty” list by distributing literature about how the big-box retailer is hurting the middle class."

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Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later - The Washington Post

Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later - The Washington Post: "On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin. After a week of war, I wrote a story directed at Hawaii’s women; I thought it would be useful for them to know what I had seen. It might help prepare them for what lay ahead. But my editors thought the graphic content would be too upsetting for readers and decided not to run my article. It appears here for the first time."



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Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation - WSJ.com

Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation - WSJ.com: "Mr. DeMint, an active conservative partisan often at odds with his party's leadership, says he will "protect the integrity of Heritage's research and not politicize the policy component. Heritage is not just another grassroots political group."

Still, the senator acknowledges that the political fires still burn: "This really gets my blood going again thinking about the possibilities. This is the time to elevate the conservative cause.""

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George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call - CNN.com

George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call - CNN.com: ""NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain," the lawsuit said."



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

S.C. sheriff urges women to pack firepower - CBS News

S.C. sheriff urges women to pack firepower - CBS News: ""I know I'm going to get lit up by people that don't like guns . Guns have not killed a single person without somebody being stupid being on the trigger anyway. I'm all about gun safety, but I want them to go get their concealed weapons permit. I'm want these people to forever stop doing this. I am tired of looking at these victims. I am tired of looking at these people and saying, 'There is life after this.'""



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'Suspicious' fire under investigation by Sumter police : News : MidlandsConnect.com

'Suspicious' fire under investigation by Sumter police : News : MidlandsConnect.com: "Police describe the incident as "suspicious" and say authorities were alerted to the blaze at Lowery Heating & Air on Neeley Street around 3:30 a.m. Monday."

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