I think OTP is absolutely brilliant. He is a composite of all the self-absorbed, no-life CA commenters from years past, merely plucking the more controversial statements like petals from a flower. He created his own web image, the Flyer's Max Headroom. Genius. I applaud his chutzpah.
Thats right Barf. I have the opinion that OTP has a personality disorder. It's very, very clear.
I disagree on the narcissism though. I think he is a psychopath.
Just the other day he was talking about promiscuity as a central part of his behavior. He lies all the time about easily verifiable things. I could make a list if I need to. He has no remorse. He holds people responsible for things they could not have done.
Can you not read! The article didn't say anything about Memphis holding out it's tin cup. Rape is a state felony. It would seem to me that the state is responsible for supplying funds for this.
The 35 million dollars was earmarked to the state, not Memphis specifically.
You can't resist throwing a dart into Memphis, even if you got your facts wrong.
Understood, but do teachers end up commuting in a day early for their work week, pay for a hotel and parking on their own dime, work for 6 days completely away from home and then commute back only to start the vicious cycle again in 2-4 days?
I feel the same way Niles. How in the world did the past administration, DA, and the rest let this get to this pathetic juncture?
Memphis holds out its tin cup to get federal money to test 12,000 untested rape kits. Let that sink in for a minute. What a disgrace. Glad the right people have been in charge for the last 20+ years.
A Lea can enter into contracts, etc., even if it has no school(s). The Lea can legally exist even though it has no schools, contracting it's students to another district, etc.
That is also covered in the Humboldt lawsuit because one of the cities had school age students and Humboldt was trying to force that city to have an elected BOE, Supt of school etc even though it had no schools. The lea that was established was done for the sole purpose of contracting with another school district for the providing of education to the students that lived in that city. Look it up Homer!
Lea's and the operation of schools are two different things. The munis elect the Leas, but the state gives the final approval of the operations of the district. That cannot happen until all of the state's minimum requirements for a schools district is met. Then the plan must be submitted to the State Department of Education. Until that is done and approved, the district is not operable.
Since you will have no enrollment figures from the prior year, you will have to wait until the fiscal quarter and after before you even receive ADA Funds. There is no funds available to a new school district that had no prior enrollment. ADA is not based on who signed up to go, but, on how many are physically present.
All of this is in the bill for msds and the state's requirements for final approval of a new school district. Be my guest and look it up. You see, under state law, a Lea can exist even if their are no physical schools. By the same token, an Lea does not have to exist if there are no physical school(s). This is state law and was ruled upon by the State Supreme Court in the city of Humboldt lawsuit.
As far as apportionment of funds, the county commission is obligated to distribute the funds, proportional to all of the operational school districts in the county. Approval and distribution goes by the county fiscal year, not the school year. Approval of funds for construction in Shelby County before the msds are actually approved as operational by the state means that all of the money goes to the one and only existing, operational school district in the county, the SCS. It is sneaky and clever, but, it is taking advantage of the law as it stands now.
That is why I am more concerned with who is on the SCC than I am on who the county mayor (mostly ceremonial position) is.
\Thank god we have a school supt. that is knowledgeable of the law.
Note that when OTP says "In general for things that concern race..." he is justifying any blanket statement he makes as a representative of “the majority” on any topic here at the Flyer because he thinks everything is about ethnicity. When he throws out a “rule” regarding behavior, opinion, etc… it is simply one of convenience as he obviously thinks it should apply to everyone but himself.
Fun read about a recent study related to commenters (trolls) such as OTP and a very strong correlation to personality disorders:
OTP seems to fit the definitions (specifically the narcissism category), right?
"You nor I for that matter can speak for the majority of the electorate in Memphis..." and yet he can speak for the majority where ethnicity is concerned (and on what topic does OTP think race was not somehow a factor- at least in his own mind).
Umm if kind turns to kine then bud should be bu= "kine bu", with a slow southern draw. Us here in the north like to fully pronounce our words with proper diction. Moving on, former harvester, have you worked at other facilities? Judging by your answer you have worked at several "farms" and harvested enough of a variety of product to conclude that the product produced by Mahmoud A. ElSohly was high quality? I am sorry but I think anyone who has been to a "legal" grow run by any university, and then stepped foot onto a grow where the side effects were more important, will see there is a huge difference. It is not the fault of Mahmoud A. ElSohly and his team, they just cant fully appreciate the product without a community of consumers to offer feedback. You will never get to meet the people who grow that elusive KIND bud, unless you are very lucky. These people are so afraid of what the feds are capable of they will probably be hiding for decades to come, unfortunately taking their genetics to the grave with them. The most important thing to take from this read is, the medicine is best taken orally and not smoked.
You can bet the SCC will try to argue the MSDs don't exist when it comes to funding facilities though.
The question I would have is how the SCC would be expected to split capital funding today. What formula would they use? I know in the past they did it on enrollment unless other agreements were reached.
If they do approve funds for SCS, how would they come up with figures for each of the MSDs, since we don't have enrollments on record at the moment? That's the part that I find sticky. I'm not a legal expert, so I won't opine one way or another on how that type of funding will go down, but I don't doubt that the SCC will try to get construction funds allocated this year and try to get around passing any portion along to the MSDs in the process.
In general for things that concern race, I can pretty well speak for the majority.
Because it is one of the last white enclaves in the area.
What! No derogatory comments about Obama?
Hope he gets thrown in prison for the entire 6 years and then some, plus banned from owning animals. Can't imagine how this guys treats people, if he'll do that to a puppy.
What a scumbag.
Posted by oldtimeplayer:
"Memphis' population has been quite stable, especially when one looks at the depths of the recession. Yes, you will say that is because of annexation, but, you fail to realize that those annexed people used to be a part of Memphis."
Yes they were, and left because they were sick of the ultra high crime and lousy schools.
Due to the ridiculous Tennessee annexation statutes, most were dragged back into the city against their will.
Please notice, ... because of this annexation behavior by Memphis, when people move out of Memphis now, ... most go to another incorporated area or another county. They are not risking being dragged back into Memphis after moving again.
Memphis population has remained constant for about 25 years, while annexing many 10's of thousands of unwilling new residents to plump it up. Without that ploy, the population numbers would have tumbled.
Also, Shelby County is not growing population any longer while DeSoto, Marshall, Fayette, Tipton and Crittendon counties are experiencing robust growth.
I wonder why???
The suburbs were so right to pull out of this fiasco. You cannot take the folks who ran the worst-performing schools in the state and put them in charge of all the schools in the county and expect it to be "world class" unless, of course, you are a liberal Democrat in Memphis!
The last time I check, an non-existent LEA could not enter a contract. Not with each other, not with personnel, not with any companies.
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