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Re: “Shelby County Commission Delays Vote on STD Prevention Funding

Every unplanned child brings our state closer to having another Representative in Congress.

I mean, who cares about the kid after it's born? We gotta catch up with California!

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/11/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

We have a "Mow to Own" program that lets neighborhood associations demolish blighted properties and turn them into mini-parks...
http://www.memphistn.gov/Portals/0/pdf_for…
http://memphistn.gov/Portals/0/pdf_forms/m…

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/11/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

farmer guy, I would re-sod all the Overton Park zoo parking (maybe throw in a putting green/nude sun bathing zone), turn your aforementioned vacant lots into parking lots, employ the unemployed to drive shuttles and provide lot security. And pay for the whole thing with small lot/shuttle fees and by selling tickets and pay-per-view to watch one politician thrown in with a different caged carnivore every month. And by ending communistic farm subsidies.
Enterprising youth can sell food and beverages far below zoo prices along the shuttle route.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/11/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “MATA President Won't Give Start Date for Trolley System

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Posted by Moses Abaka on 01/11/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Crack, if you were in charge how would you fix this?

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Posted by farmer guy on 01/11/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Rep. Andy Holt: Lottery Commercials 'Disgusting, Out of Hand'

A little amazing that Rep. Pig Manure (R-Dresden) finds anything short of 800,000 gallons of waste disgusting.

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Posted by CliffBarnes on 01/11/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “A-Tan

A-Tan is a casual restaurant that has much better than average food. We especially like the hibachi meals. Two adults with shrimp , fried rice, and soup (water to drink) and the bill before tip was $20.00 total.. the service was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive . The in house sauces were terrific . We have been back several times and always enjoy ourselves

Posted by Chuck S. on 01/11/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

farmer guy,
Serving the inner city, gardens, natural states, I think we know who the hippie is here. You guys just don't give up. Well now that Putin is sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom I guess farm subsidies will skyrocket and the girl scouts will come out with hashish cookies. Parking spaces for everybody!

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/11/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Meeting Airs Facts, Opinions, Emotions, Theories About Turner Dairy Project

@Ifine

So... how do we get milk pasteurized and homogenized for public consumption without dairies?

Or are you more offended that I'm implying that animal products such as milk are appropriate for children?

I keep forgetting milk isn't vegan.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/11/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Meeting Airs Facts, Opinions, Emotions, Theories About Turner Dairy Project

Supplies " our children" with milk? Gimme a break!

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Posted by lfine on 01/11/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Crack, maybe the program would be better served now in the inner city lower income parts of town. There's by far more vacant lots there. And there's more crime there, more kids who want and need something else to do besides pick up a gun. Not a lot of hippies there so I wouldn't think it would help y'all out much anyways. If you still think I'm a commie then I guess that's your right. I've got my own opinion of you.

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Posted by farmer guy on 01/11/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

farmer guy,
from http://memphiscitybeautiful.org/about-us/h…
"In the late 60s, under the guidance of Chairman Alice Armstrong, the City Beautiful Commission developed the Mini-Park Program. Fifty parks were carved out of vacant lots in depressed areas, with neighbors working with local companies and civic volunteers. The Mini-Park Program was copied nationwide."
Fat lot of good it did for us hippie.
Go back to making your rice cakes and couscous or should I say and borscht and vodka.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/11/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Meeting Airs Facts, Opinions, Emotions, Theories About Turner Dairy Project

Would this be as big a deal if Overton Square was still a ghost town? The dairy has a mess on their hands. Trying to park at Molly's is a nightmare because of all the trailers parked everywhere. The days of a small town dairy are over and sadly I don't think a 3 acre lot in the back is gonna fix much of anything.

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Posted by farmer guy on 01/11/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Crack, maybe if there were more parks there would be more people willing to live and spend money in the city. Mutually beneficial relationship. Instead of fleeing to neighboring citys and counties like they have been doing for the last few decades.

I keep forgetting how liberal the Flyer and most of its readers are. I'm one of very few that actually enjoy it and its content even though I'm not liberal..

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Posted by farmer guy on 01/11/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Oak
I have a neighbor with nothing but black gum, poplar, oak and willow trees, well except for a bunch of flatulent cows...Oh My God!

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/11/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Interestingly, some species of trees actually pollute the air with certain hydrocarbons:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article…

And most of the balancing of O2 and CO2 is related to oceanic sources, not trees:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111…

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Posted by OakTree on 01/11/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

farmer guy, there you go spending tax dollars that aren't there, as opposed to conserving what parkland there is. They tried that hippie mini park thing in the '70's. Where are they now?
Mullins, cut down some of those squirrel condos and open up some deer food plots and mebbe you'd get more sun and visitors.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/11/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

CL you are absolutely correct. A 2 level parking garage would work well. Works well in the revamped Overton Square.

I'm a big proponent of putting things back to their natural state. I hate seeing concrete or asphalt covered ground at abandoned businesses. We need more green spaces. Start with the Coliseum. There's acres and acres covered over there that could be one hell of a park. How many apartment complexes are there in this town that are condemned? Bulldoze them down and plant trees and dig lakes. Make them parks. This city does whatever it wants, why not take eminent domain over these properties? Reclaim them. There could be Greenswards all over then. Greenswards for everybody!

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Posted by farmer guy on 01/11/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

farmer guy,
As you seem well versed in the natural order of things, you must understand the need urban dwellers have for parks as opposed to parking lots, grass vs asphalt. Parks have a long standing purpose in cities.
As much as I love my hardwood acreage, I find myself seeking some open sky now and then. And the parking lot at the Piggly Wiggly ain't gonna cut it.
I'd suggest moving the zoo and it's expanding parking needs outside the city, but we are losing enough farm land as it is. So parking on existing paved surfaces or building garages above said surfaces is the way to go even if city dwellers don't know a stink bug from a better smelling bug.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/11/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Beyond the Arc Podcast #64: Not Memphis Enough

"Mark Jackson called out the way ESPN promotes the Warriors. Was he right? (Yes.)"

So, check out the promo ads for the Grizzlies OKC game. More of the same. Nothing but Westbrook.

Posted by doof on 01/11/2017 at 9:37 AM

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