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Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

I can't lie;

Anything that keeps the gentry off my lawn is good for me.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

Grove, the central point that you're missing is that 99 percent of these young folks did not make a decision to come here, illegally or otherwise. They were brought here by their parents, some as infants, and raised as Americans. Yes, they're "illegal" but they are caught in a hellish limbo and shouldn't be demonized. Send them "back" to a country they've never lived in? Or give them a legal path to gain citizenship by letting them pay in-state tuition and work to become productive citizens. That's the problem the DACA program is set up to solve. We need to quit blaming these young folks and start figuring out a way forward that is beneficial to all of us. These kids aren't the "enemy."

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 04/17/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

They're not asking for free education. They are asking to be able to pay in state tuition. The difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition is dramatic. Some will definitely be unable to attend college while they are in this country and working towards becoming legal US citizens.

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Posted by nobody on 04/17/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Well, I suppose this is still better than trying to put the food-truck restaurant on the tiny corner down the street, where almost no parking could be had. I would guess they decided it was better to ask for forgiveness than permission. We will see how much this costs them, since they were still operating over the weekend in the buildings Code Enforcement approved.

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 04/17/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

People who think America has good access to health care probably haven't tried to make a Dr's appointment recently.

Hell, I HAVE insurance, and not a cut rate plan either, and I STILL couldn't get an appointment to save my life

Literally.

It was touch and go there for a minute; urgent care had started refusing to treat me, and even with insurance I couldn't afford the emergency room. If you're lucid enough to decide for yourself where to go, you don't have an emergency.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

@CL,

I don't know either. I would assume that there are some limits on what I can partake of if I'm not a citizen. Otherwise, why would you have any motivation to claim citizenship when you could just live off the benefits without paying the taxes?

You're correct that health care is readily available to most developed countries, not so much to the lesser developed countries of course, where simple things like running water aren't even readily available.

In that regard, poverty in the US is downright pleasant in comparison to poverty in much of the rest of the world. Our poor typically have options for having a roof over their head, access to running water in some form, and access to working plumbing systems, along with access to government programs to help feed and clothe them. We've even added access to health care now as an added bonus. In many countries, all of that would be considered a luxury by the poor.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 04/17/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Remember that time they ran Raw Girls off Overton Square because they found a cost effective innovation that was bad for Loeb?

Why can't we run all all the other non-Loeb businesses out of town too? I mean, think how much money Loeb could make if all competition was made illegal after the fact.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

Grove,
Do European countries offer many or most of their benefits to non citizens? I dunno. Health care is readily available in the rest of civilization.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/17/2017 at 12:34 PM
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/17/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Funk,
It's about zoning, AND about keeping poor small businesses out of the construction market.
Why can't it be both? If you want a change, don't turn your back on either.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/17/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

I've never quite understood this either. How did we get to a point where people who are not here legally (and therefore can't vote) are lobbying for their rights to public services?

Yes, I recognize that they pay sales tax, but shouldn't they first become legal citizens before trying to avail themselves to the public services available?

If the argument is that we don't make legal entry to this country readily available enough, that's another discussion. Lobby for opening the borders more and granting citizenship more freely. We can have that discussion. Otherwise, I don't quite understand the argument here.

I wouldn't just go show up in France and demand they provide me the same benefits of a normal citizen. I would expect to have to fill out some paperwork and transfer my citizenship.

Maybe someone else can help explain this one to me.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 04/17/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

What part of ILLEGAL do some people not understand? Why should our tax dollars support education for people who are not supposed to even be here? Why was this even up for a vote?

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Posted by Chris in Midtown on 04/17/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Follow the rules or suffer the consequences whether you agree with zoning regulations or not.

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Posted by Clyde on 04/17/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

So a container is strong enough to stack two deep on a moving train, but not strong enough to not collapse when people drink micro-brew in it?

I mean, those are some high gravity beers, but not that high gravity.

And I guess shipping containers are fine as long as their moving behind a honking train blocking traffic, but not innocently sitting in a storage lot?

This isn't about zoning, this is about keeping poor small businesses out of the construction market when they find an innovation that solves a cost problem.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Funk- you are confusing design style with code. Building codes are not concerned with style. They are concerned with safety and very basic urban standards. The owner decided to forgo those code approvals which determine whether a facility is safe to occupy.

This site was not previously a warehouse, car factory, factory or railyard. It was an antique/ rug shop and a martial arts studio. It is adjacent to a rail line, but a railyard is a totally different use.

Nobody has said anything about looking down on a property for being a warehouse. Only you said and/or assumed that. I may think the containers are a dated design concept and seeing as no rail yard or warehouse ever existed on that site, I find the owners attempt to connect their design to some historic activity on the site to be a false precedent. However my design opinion is subjective (as is yours) and thus has no bearing on the matter.

By the way, I fixed up a house and lived in CY until a few years ago. Still love the neighborhood. I also know there are quite a few residents and businesses around the site that are not happy with the existing use and it's impact on their neighborhood and lives.

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Posted by barf on 04/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Memphis is a distribution city.

We do industrial things here.

Doing industrial things is mainly what Memphis is about. It's our grind.

Industrial places should look industrial. Looking down on a piece of property for being a warehouse is no different than looking down on a person for being a construction worker.

There's no point in moving to the city if they move all the jobs out to the suburbs.

Let the warehouses, car lots, factories, and railyards alone, would you? People have got to eat: stop trying to pretend the kitchen doesn't exist.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/0…

Somewhat relevant NPR article about engineered loss of privacy in the Russian Revolution using communal kitchens.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Memphis Gives Steam Engine to Collierville

Great old locomotive,happy it found a legal home. It has been immortalized in large photo\canvas picture which has become quite popular.

Paul

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Posted by Paul on 04/17/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Chartreuse!

This reminds me why I was such a crappy bartender.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/16/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Never Seen It: Watching 1984 with the Political Cinema Club

I saw it when it first was released. And I agree with JB about Reagan. But by the time this film came out, it was obvious to me what political theatre politics really is. So the grimness of the film seemed an appropriate metaphor for how my 1970's youthful idealism had had all its color and brilliance washed-out by Reagan and his Blue Meanies. I think we were all adjusting to that lack of pop and verve right about then.

Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 9:11 PM

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