Every decade since 1970 we hear the same thing. "Memphis is growing! That's what the data shows!" then he census comes out and we find out that the interim data was incorrect. Oopsies!
This is because the USA is a nation of excessive laws and legalism. Coupled with the fact that the legal system have to have something to do, so they go after this place. The owner gets shaked down, and now everyone has to pee in a cup and have their life examined to work in this sh-thole.
Many judges, lawyers and cops would have to get jobs if it weren't for all these stupid laws that benefit no one and protects no one. When stupid suburban cops do alcohol stings with 19 year olds with a perfect looking ID.
I was just thinking yesterday in my supermarket in the city that I live in now, that it is so nice to live somewhere where I can buy a bottle of wine or liquor in the supermarket, and that I can buy alcohol 24/7, including SUNDAY! Tenneshit sucks. Corrupt, stupid, violent, indifferent, filled with tea party asshats and fascist cops.
OTP - the POTUS is responsible, at a minimum, for every single thing that any appointed official in his administration does, plain and simple.
There will be no dismantling of the IRS. Actually, it remains to be seen whether any of the civil servants will be fired and the firing sticks. Ms Lerner is on paid administrative leave with pay. She is a civil servant with attendant civil service protection. Now the appointed people can and some probably will be fired, but the IRS will go on along its way as before.
This is not the first time individuals and/or groups have been unfairly targeted by the IRS and it won't be the last.
Dagon, please explain exactly what you mean by the, welfare/redistribution apparatus? The federal government spend only 6% of it's budget on all of it's welfare, food stamp, housing programs, etc. Now, when you compare that small amount to the welfare given to corporations, farmers (hell, some don't even grow crops) what is doled out in public assistance to the poor is peanuts. Hell, the corporations, U. S. have between 2 and 3 trillion dollars stashed in overseas banks and the gop won't let them be taxed accordingly.
So, Dagon, you made a public statement, so, please come back and be specific on this welfare/redistribution apparatus. You put yourself on the spot, not I. I am tired of people posting things that they don't really know about and don't take the time to research. Ignorance will be the downfall of this republic, not the politicians, for if we search for truth, we can control the politicians, we vote them out.
I noticed that the headlines made Club 152 look like a denizen of dope addicts, crime openly flouted in public. Yet, when one reads the fine print, only 2 out of 150 employees are going to be arrested, at least, so says the DA. The club's attorney says out of 150 employees, only 8 tested positive for drugs. Does that sound like a nuisance club?
The sad part about all of this is that these same officers (undercover) and investigations to bust maybe 2 people could have been used in the troublesome zip codes to fight violent crimes that were occurring at the same time frame that our great DA and police were wasting time investigating a club that caters to young, rich, NBA players and other young well paid professionals.
Can someone explain this to me?
Funny thing, Grove, young, generation y, people, mostly professional whites, are returning to the urban centers, while older blacks are going to the suburbs.
You say three houses sold within a week in Germantown. But, you didn't say who bought them, age, race etc. Grove, the fact is that Germantown has an older population. School age kids are on the decline there. All of the action seems to be in Bartlett and Collierville.
Grove, come to mid-town or downtown sometimes. You would be surprised at the vibrancy, the fun that the people are having. Drive through mid-town, park your car and join the many people walking and riding bicycles to the open air restaurants, etc.
For all of the stories about run-a-way crime and blight, if you would actually see for yourself, you would see that this is for specific areas and are reported in a way that gives the impression that all of Memphis is bad. Visit some of the Memphis based public schools and you won't see rampant disciplinary problems and the kids, the ones that they and their parents want to learn are learning. It is all dependent on the individual and their family, not the institutions.
The process of dismantling the IRS has begun. The fact that the demoncats have made a mockery of the revenue collection of taxes on income wil lead to a dismanting of the welfare/redistribution apparatus.
Frankly, it looks to me like they've done that on purpose.
So, whose your long legged Mac Daddy now?
still living in Berlcair
You're right. This so called war is costing the tax payers billions and billions of dollars plus the lives of our law enforcement officers every year. It is reminiscent of prohibition.
By the time I read this article, I had read two other articles discussing the national trend. I think it's a combination of generational and economic factors.
We don't know how much of my generation wants to be tied to a mortgage, because for most of our careers we as a generation have had a hard time finding and keeping jobs.
When the economy has completely recovered, we will find out how much is economically driven versus generationally driven.
As far as Germantown is concerned, when I look on my immediate neighborhood streets, the houses are moving. The last three that went up for sale sold within a week.
OTP _ you said yesterday you were just home from a trip, after reading that comment I think you're still trippin.
Politicians don't rule, the people rule! Well, how did Barack Hussein Obama get elected and re-elected as president, both times getting over 50% of the popular vote and a ton of electoral votes. Oh, that is right, the people rule, so, I guess a majority of the people voluntarily gave the reins of power to Obama. God! I love this country!
The funny thing about all of these, so-called scandals, not one piece of evidence has came forth linking President Obama with his personal hand in them. Believe me, if that evidence was out there, it would have been found.
So, rather than you people sitting around making up things that you can't show any proof on, let the democratic process take place. Let the GOP House impeach the president and send it over to the senate. See how far that will go.
Yes, you republican conservatives, write your congressmen and house members and call for the presidents impeachment. Heck, I would love a good laugh about now.
Well, at least our DA got to have her press conference right in front of the club during the shakedown....I mean shutdown.
Isn't that what this is really all about?......the "press conference"? For the most part, thats all the "war on drugs" has lead to. Endless press conference after press conference; each one telling us how we are winning the "war on drugs" after some small timer is busted with a few pounds of dope.
I mean really, how lame has it gotten? We have several states that have made it legal to smoke dope, while we have DA stand out in front of a club and call it a nuisance, because folks are smoking dope in the club.
Why are you so skeptical about facts from credible sources when it does not agree with your way of thinking?
I don't care how you parse it, the fact is that there is a movement of people, especially generation y, that are preferring to live in urban cities, rather rent than buy. Google the internet on the subject and articles will buttress this. Hell, when you go to downtown Memphis after 6pm, all you see are mostly younger whites and blacks, mostly middle-middle or higher income people. There are virtually no vacancies in mid-town. Hell, vacancies are even hard to find in Hickory Hill. Whitehaven is full and with a median income of 40k and more.
Grove, understand that everyone don't have the values and desires as you and others like you do. Hell, take a good look at Germantown. It is aging. Look at the average age of the people living and moving to Germantown?
California real estate investors are buying houses left and right in Hickory Hill, Fox Meadows and renting them out.
Please don't talk to me about businesses being boarded up. Shopping Malls are going down all over the U. S.. Big Box Stores are having a hard time too. People, especially the younger, generation y, population prefer small, specialty stores that cater to their life style. They prefer casual, semi-fast food restaurants with specialty foods to traditional sit down restaurants. Younger people don't want to mow lawns, plant flowers, etc. They would much rather have it done for them. they want the flexibility of being able to move at will.
Face it Grove, as I often tell you, times are rapidly changing, if one doesn't change with it, they had better get out of the way, for they will be run over. These younger people don't want to be like us, they don't want to be tied down to a mortgage, that is like an anchor to them.
Grove, for an old man, I still have good instincts and can see far off when change is coming. If you would open your eyes and diversify your relationships, you could see it too.
If the articles I read are accurate, then it's the economy that's currently driving the shift to urban centers, which would mean that a recovery would lead to a shift back to suburbs. Now I really do wish Memphis well.
I, too, would like more details. Do we know what age group this growth is in? To what socioeconomic level? Yes, that needs to be known, if these are children born to single mothers on welfare it doesn't bode well for an invigorated Memphis.
If President Obama had a -R after his name the Democrats would be on him like white on rice.
Good for them.....handle it like real men do. Ain't no big thang! We got bigger fish to fry around here.
Just back from out of town.
It is funny that when I tried to convince Grovereb84 about the population of Memphis, he and most of you readers laughed at me. Well, what more do I need to say?
There are many people who wants to see Memphis as a dying city, but, it won't happen. As the economy gets better, Memphis' population will either maintain or go up, albeit gradually, keeping up with the new jobs.
The problem with you suburbanites is that you only look at things through your partisan eyes. You make the same mistakes when looking at national politics.
Memphis is the hub and that is that. New jobs anywhere in the metro area will only help Memphis. Unless the jobs pay very well, the choice for people to stay will be Memphis. So, hurry up and finish the I-69 loop, get more businesses for Southaven and Olive Branch, Memphis residents need the jobs.
...so much ado about nothing. Slow news day.
By Louis Goggans
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