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Re: “The Wait is Over: Strickland Announces Candidacy for Mayor

What change? Strickland is the same as Wharton, just another mouthpiece for the Greater Memphis Chamber and the power brokers of Memphis. In other news, MPD had another 13 police officers resign in the last two weeks. Officers are leaving in droves just as I've predicted in my other posts for the past few years. Take away pay, benefits, healthcare, freeze hiring, and no raises in the last seven years speaks volumes. Thanks Strickland, you're just as responsible as AC. Strickland helped steal 4.6% pay from employees for two years and when they finally get their original pay back, he says it amounts to a raise?!!! WTH?!!! Sorry Jim, but no thanks.

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Posted by Firefox on 01/16/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “'Selma' Screening Free for Thousands of Shelby Students

APop,
I'm old enough that I don't need movies to teach me about either situation. But if my monies were going to treat a bunch of Memphis school kids to a cinematic history class, I'd go with Selma and the non violence message. "The Imitation Game" would be a great second feature though...... (they don't have second features anymore do they?)

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/16/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The Wait is Over: Strickland Announces Candidacy for Mayor

What change? Strickland is the same as Wharton, just another mouthpiece for the Greater Memphis Chamber and the power brokers of Memphis. In other news, MPD had another 13 police officers resign in the last two weeks. Officers are leaving in droves just as I've predicted in my other posts for the past few years. Take away pay, benefits, healthcare, freeze hiring, and no raises in the last seven years speaks volumes. Thanks Strickland, you're just as responsible as AC. Strickland helped steal 4.6% pay from employees for two years and when they finally get their original pay back, he says it amounts to a raise?!!! WTH?!!! Sorry Jim, but no thanks.

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Posted by Firefox on 01/16/2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Shelter Kills Dog That Had Guaranteed Adopter

It is incomprehensible to me that a company allows this many mistakes!!! Time to get read of the person/people that CANNOT take the time to read the card on the outside of the kennel to make sure an animal isn't called for! If this many mistakes have become public, how many more are there? Time to clean out ALL the employees and get some people in that can do a better job!!! Get people in there that can get it out in the public that there are animals there that need to be adopted!!!

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Posted by Ronnda Larssen-Phillips on 01/16/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Another Anti-Abortion Bill Is Filed In Tennessee General Assembly

And have all the legislators who support this bill take at least two kids under five to work daily and supervise the homework and after school care for 3-5 more DAILY for a month. Then decide whether to support access to low cost and reversible birth control for all, plus prenatal care, etc., for all pregnant moms.

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Posted by Kathryn LeLaurin on 01/16/2015 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Another Anti-Abortion Bill Is Filed In Tennessee General Assembly

Long term, reversible (IUD) birth control is more effective in every way - cost & prevention. These men need to stop trying to force their dominion over women's bodies. And since they're in the legislature, have them do a report on the costs of large families among the poor, the educational, vocational and economic attainment in poor communities. Oh, and include health care, ER vs. prevention & good access while they're at it. Then, put in place programs that provide access to good health & education, etc., in communities that choose to grow smaller and more effective and more sustainable for the long term. THAT'S how government should get involved. And include meaningful public private partnerships. The models are there. Prove yourselves worthy of your jobs and stop messing in the right to choose.

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Posted by Kathryn LeLaurin on 01/16/2015 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Selma

You couldn't pay me to see this. Enough.

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Posted by Niles4334 on 01/16/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “'Selma' Screening Free for Thousands of Shelby Students

Enough. Way past enough, in fact.

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Posted by Niles4334 on 01/16/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Too Bad You'll Miss Opera Memphis’ “Hansel & Gretel.”

Beautiful show. Thank you.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 01/16/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Too Bad You'll Miss Opera Memphis’ “Hansel & Gretel.”

Thanks for the great article! I wanted to note that we have a few pairs of tickets that were returned by subscribers this morning, and their loss is anyone's gain! operamemphis.org

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Posted by Ned Canty on 01/16/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Three Indicted in Craigslist Murders

...and most people would think I was being paranoid to carry my pistol on me when a buyer from Craigslist came to my house to buy my pool table.

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Posted by MTBlake on 01/16/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Shelter Kills Dog That Had Guaranteed Adopter

There can be no excuse for this behavior and it is totally indefensible. It's time to clean house at MAS and bring in responsible, caring people.

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Posted by Sharon Smith Stone on 01/16/2015 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The Brady Bunch

Corruption and misconduct in County Courthouses, where a small circle of District Attorney and prosecutors with their friends in law enforcement and politics (most lawyers in small and mid-size towns), and the judges (largely elected by lawyers since little is known by the public when they vote) combine to form an incestuous, self-protecting gang culture or "code of silence" for their colleagues - no matter the brutality of abuses witnessed, and an utter mockery of justice and civil liberties ensues.
Innocents go to jail, or face personal vindictiveness or ambitions from the District Attorney, public defenders and defense lawyers can't upset their livelihood by making waves, leading to even guilty parties being unduly harshly dealt with, and for their constant abuses of power under color of law, misconduct with evidence, use of law enforcement as good squads to bully, extort, and subvert the rights of "targeted individuals"...for all their "crimes," prosecutors and judges are rewarded not punished.
North Carolina is among the worst where New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, Assistants Lillian Salcines-Bright and Alex Nicely, several judges and law enforcement personnel with no integrity or character-training ruin lives with no consequences. They are protected by friends in the SBI, Gov. Pat McRory, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the US Attorney who continue over 100 years of corruption and lynch mob politics to this day with no reform in sight.

This is a national problem and the DOJ needs to get serious. The DOJ is not serious about wrongful convictions, law enforcement brutality, civil liberties and Constitutional rights, accountability. What can be done?

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Posted by Americanjustice on 01/16/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

well done my friend....well said!

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Posted by Stephen K. Rone on 01/16/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Another Anti-Abortion Bill Is Filed In Tennessee General Assembly

FlyHigh definitely has it backwards. Or is backwards. Or wants us all to be backwards. Or all three.

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Posted by B on 01/16/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

"There is so much I can tell you about the episodes in France. First I must say is the war between Christianity and Islam have continued every since the Holy Crusades. Islam poses a threat to the corrupt people in power who claim Christianity. Islam is not a threat to the pious true believers peace seekers (like yourself) Christians. I can't say for sure what we see almost everyday concerning Islamic terrorists. Perhaps it could be some insane Muslim doing these terrible acts or it could be the enemies of Islam carrying these terrorist attracts out to make the rest of the world hate the Islamic world. Producing pictures of Prophet Muhammad is forbidden in Islam but a true Muslim would not resort to violence just because someone produced such pictures. A true Muslim would resort to diplomatic means to resolve such issues. Someone other than Muslims wants war with the Islamic world.. These same people desire to cause psycholoical warfare for all the world citizens. And for now it appears to be working."

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Posted by MARCIA VITUCCI on 01/16/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “The Brady Bunch

"...As we were going through, we were like, he was like 'What's this?' And I was like shocked. …"

I can only imagine, like, what kind of closing arguments, like, these, like, idiots make in a, like, courtroom.

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Posted by Orion's Cracker on 01/16/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “The Brady Bunch

Yeah - I'm a little dubious of the mysterious sticky note on the envelope story. Sounds like total bullshit. And shouldn't it be treated as such without some sort of proof. Am I missing something? Is there some proof of the sticky note's existence that's just not mentioned in this story?
Also, I'm hestitant to think that Ms. Weirich would be foolish enough to sign an incriminating Post-it note. I have no idea of whether or not she's capable of deceit. But I think she's probably smarter than to leave a trail of sticky notes in her wake.

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Posted by nobody on 01/16/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Former U of M Provost Ralph Faudree Dies

I lived next door to the family when they first came to Memphis. A nicer man and a nicer family you will not find. Thoughts and prayers with the family

Posted by Philip Julian on 01/16/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “'Selma' Screening Free for Thousands of Shelby Students

@CL

Because this fellow was instrumental in doing the mathmatics which helped break the German codes and win WW2.

He was also gay, which in those times meant he was going to be persecuted if he was found out, and of course he was.

We may agree that in today's times, the gay community plays the victim card way too much.

But not in the 1940s.

If you really want to know what state persecution of those considered deviant at the time looks like, watch this movie.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 01/16/2015 at 10:21 AM

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