Stay out of North Mississippi.
I thought college would have been a lot harder than that.
When I qualified for government cheese and peanut butter in a can lo these many years ago, I worked an average of 84 hours a week doing two full time jobs AND was taking full time classes at college. I never talked about checking privileges back then. I just tried to make sure my kids didn't starve.
I miss that peanut butter in a gallon paint can though. That shit was good.
Privilege: assuming that I am working hard and deserve everything I have, yet everyone else isn't.
As someone who has lived all over the world, Memphis women, particularly those who trace their lineage to northern Mississippi, are the hottest on the planet. Whoever wrote this, is certifiably insane. Disregard any and all information from them, as it must be fundamentally flawed and without merit.
I am originally from Baltimore. We tended to drink a lot so everyone looked beautiful.
Beauty often neans average features. Average eyes average nose etc.
We are ninth least average!
"No matter how hard you worked to gain your wealth, it's still a privilege." Really? Hard work is a privilege? 60-70 work weeks: privilege. Overtime, taking on extra assignments, squeezing in grad school at nights/weekends to make oneself more valuable to the firm: privileges all. Those aren't special rights or advantages; See: Calvinist work ethic.
Free phones & wi-fi & cheese & healthcare & birth control & SNAP & discounted housing, etc. Sleeping in, limited to zero responsibilities (familial or societal), & knowing "the government" will take care of ones needs - THOSE are privileges.
How many times does the news have to break before we admit it's broken?
Ain't that that truth. Every time I hear the program start with "Breaking News" and it is some car wreck, all I can think of is "Breaking News: You are a bunch of Dumbasses"
And everything is "Breaking News"...
"When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss gazes into you..." F. Nietzsche
So make sure you clear your internet cache on the regular.
"This is not about money! This is about power!" she said as she grabbed your wallet and ran.
Not a cargo jet. A Whale oil lamp.
Soon, there will be video of every moment, every day, and everything. Can't say I look forward to that, but it will clear the air.
Whenever there is the chance for a county commission or a city council to increase their power and available patronage funds by fiat, you know they're gonna bite that bait. It's as predictable as mosquitos going after your blood every summer. Thing is, the only thing to swat 'em on the nose with is legal proceedings. And that takes considerable time and money. So what happens next is liable to be a court crawl, with an uncertain and hazy outcome.
These data provide evidence, that those of us recommending the body cameras, as a way to improve policing in Memphis, were correct in our assumptions. Frankly, I am quite pleased at their implementation so far. I still have questions about how the public obtains access to the video, when there are questions about police behavior, but overall, this is clearly a step forward in public policy.
Great editorial Bruce. The video camera doesn't just catch bad cops doing bad things....it also catches criminals making false statements about what cops did or didn't do to them. The camera works both ways. It is beneficial for a cop to wear a camera to protect them from slanderous accusations.
Other cities having to spend millions to de-urbanize their riverfronts, while the some want to spend millions to do the opposite.
If there's one thing Friends for Our Riverfront can be proud of, it's that it kept the city from spending $300+ million doing the opposite of what smart cities do.
And while I'm at it, the shape of Memphis, would be a 747 cargo jet...
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