Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Nudists are angry — and rightfully so — at postal worker’s bigotry and refusal to deliver important medicines and packages inside community

Hudson, Fla. — Nudists are used to be persecuted and discriminated against by citizens and private entities all the time.

But what makes this different is that it is a group of workers getting government funding that is engaging in blatant discrimination and blatant persecution.

The mailwoman WFLA News Channel 8 describes refuses to do the job as prescribed in her description because she hates nudists and hates being naked. Read the rest of this entry »


Best duopoly phones for displaced Windows users

Two years ago today, Windows 10 Mobile was finally released to the public. It lasted less than 19 months before Microsoft killed it.

As everyone knows, there is officially a duopoly in the smartphone industry, and the usually outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been totally quiet about it — and for no good reason.

That is the world we are in now, though.

That said, there are duopoly phones you can get if support for your Windows phone has ended.

Here are our recommended duopoly phones. Read the rest of this entry »

Good news! Teen girl found safe!

Orangeburg — There is some good news to share.

Jamella Houser, 14, was found safe this afternoon. She was reported missing Sunday afternoon.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, she is at her residence on BANASHEE CIR.

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South Carolina House introduces bill to ban Medicaid patients from receiving health care

Columbia — The South Carolina House of Representatives have introduced another bill that would essentially ban Medicaid patients from receiving any kind of health care.

The bill is known as H. 4491, and it defunds the only health care provider in the state that accepts Medicaid patients, Planned Parenthood. If H. 4491 is passed into law, there will be absolutely no alternatives for Medicaid patients in South Carolina for health care.

Vicki Ringer, the director of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina, writes:

Attention : major announcement for tomorrow morning March 7 th :
Friends, the House Judiciary Subcommittee is holding a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am in Room 516 of the Blatt Building on the State House grounds (it’s between the Gressette Building and Pendleton Street). The bill is H. 4491 which prevents patients on Medicaid from coming to abortion clinics for pap smears, breast exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings and other health care. This is the “defund Planned Parenthood” bill.

It has absolutely no impact on the number of abortions performed because state and federal law already prohibit funding for abortion. And though the bill says it affects abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood is the only one affected because we’re the only one which accepts Medicaid.

We really need people who will testify so we can fill the agenda and perhaps slow down a vote or prevent a vote tomorrow.

You don’t need any facts or statistics. Just talk about how politicians are interfering with women’s health care choices, taking away women’s option to go to an already trusted health care provider, making it more difficult for low income women to seek care, hurting women over and over again. It’s getting really tiring having to constantly defend our basic rights to care. Legislators have decided that they haven’t punished us enough this year.

Please come tomorrow and show your support AGAIN for our reproductive rights in SC.

Please forward this to all your networks and contacts. Share on social media. Post on Facebook. Let’s fill the room again!

Thank you so much!


With the state being much worse off now than it was in 1986, waging a War on South Carolina Women is what this crooked conservative state does best.

November 6, where are you?

h/t Elaine Cooper

Orangeburg teen girl missing

Orangeburg — An Orangeburg teenage girl is missing.

Jamella Houser, 14, is rumored to have left her residence at BANASHEE CIR on Sunday via walking or running.

She has hair that is barely shorter than Rapunzel – and it may be in a ponytail or a weave. She was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, khaki pants and white foam-like sneakers.

Ms. Houser frequents the Saint Paul apartment complex on SEMINOLE ST and Mett’s Trailer Park subdivision on WHALEY ST. Both of these locations are in Orangeburg.

Please call the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550 or post any information on Ms. Houser’s whereabouts on their Facebook page.

Additionally, you can call the state’s CrimeStoppers at 1-888-274-6372.

GSM Arena is wrong: the Notch is not the worst thing that happened at Mobile World Congress — the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack was the worst thing to happen at MWC

Recently, GSM Arena bloggers were acting like children when Android ODMs repeatedly unveiled the “Notch” that Essential – and later Apple – made famous last year (the Essential Phone has sold well, the IPhone X has not).

Much of the outrage in this screed of a post was feigned.

There are plenty of things that are worse than the appearance of the Notch. Read the rest of this entry »

Williston-Elko football star KeShawn Toney commits to USC

Williston-Elko football star KeShawn Toney has made his choice of college known.

This afternoon, Mr. Toney announced via Notes on iOS that he will be leaving Williston-Elko High early and going to USC to continue his education and football playing days.

His statement is contained in Notes.

Congratulations, Mr. Toney!

The Problem With Personhood Laws

Here is the whole problem with personhood laws. It places the rights of a non-sentinent being above that of a living, breathing human being. Totally unconstitutional and such laws violate basic human rights of women. There is a reason why abortion is legal and must remain that way. Read more from the Grad School Journalist.

Grad School Journalist

South Carolina legislators have re-entered the abortion foray with a new bill asserting that personhood “vests after fertilization.” The bill states that “personhood is God-given, as all men are created in the image of God.” The right to choose or the right to life has been heavily debated since the passing of Roe vs. Wade and has potential to become one of the determining factors in how residents vote in upcoming statewide races.

The bill has been introduced by 21 senators predominately male, with 1 female legislator, and 1 Democrat.

Abortion Facts Abortions report sourced from the SC DHEC website. Updated statistics were not found.

The Personhood of South Carolina website, a non-profit to promote the bill states that, “While we understand and sympathize with the hardships a mother faces in these situations, we are against abortion for the same reason we are against rape — it is a violation of the…

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Six places to go besides Florida for spring break

If you are doing what most college students are doing in boycotting the State of Florida, you are wondering what your options are. If you just do not care about the weather, here are several options for vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

388 Anti-Sex extremists in the House just blatantly ignored the will of over 300 million Americans in passing the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act – a bill that would allow people to kill scores of law abiding sex workers if it becomes law

Washington, DC — So much for making DC listen to the people.

Despite over 300 million Americans opposing House Resolution 1865, known as the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), the House of Representatives passed the unconstitutional bill. Eighteen representatives did not vote.

Republican Jeff Duncan, surprisingly, was the only Representative of any of the local counties to vote to protect sex trafficking survivors by being among 25 to vote against FOSTA. Mark Sanford (R), who represents the Charleston area, was the only other Tri-State Representative to protect sex trafficking survivors. Read the rest of this entry »

Rather than call for a ban on assault weapons, Florida pastor Mark Boykin wants to stop a beach from being clothing optional

Boca Raton, Fla. — One would think that after a school massacre on Lupercalia (in their home county nonetheless), that pastors in Palm Beach County would finally have their priorities straight.

That is not the case with Pastor Mark Boykin.

Instead of being angry at guns, which killed 17 people alone at Marjory Douglas High in Parkland on that very day, Boykin has reserved his anger for something that has never, ever harmed one person: nudity.

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Microsoft cuts off alternate ways to upgrade to feature_2 on Windows 10 Mobile

Redmond, Wash. — There are a few days before the Mobile World Congress gets underway.

With Microsoft having been thoroughly defeated by archrivals Apple and Google in the computing industry, on Wednesday, the formerly cool Redmond giant removed any and all upgrade paths on all Windows devices.

What that means is if you are rocking any pre-2015 Lumia or the 2016 alcatel Fierce XL, support for your phone, now stuck on the Anniversary Update that was released on August 2, 2016, will end on October 30, which is the last Tuesday in October.

After October 30, only seven Windows phones used in the US will still be supported.

Support for the Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and the Microsoft Lumia 735 will tentatively end on June 29, 2019 as those phones are now stuck on the Creators Update.

On June 30, 2019, only four Windows phones used in the US will still be supported.

Support for those four phones – the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, alcatel Idol 4s and the HP Elite x3 – will end when the ball drops on Times Square to ring in 2020. Those phones are on the feature_2, which is the latest OS update from Microsoft.

Support for all three of Acer’s Windows 10 phones – the Liquid Jade Primo, Liquid M320 and Liquid M330 – ended on January 9. Support for the Coship Moly X1 and Coship Moly W5 also ended on January 9.

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