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Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

I don't think it is a good idea to arrest someone in possession of a small amount of marijuana unless they are also high driving a vehicle.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 08/23/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Jones Opposes TVA Wells with Resolution Tuesday

With our humidity, they could moisture farm all the cooling water they need right out of the air.

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Posted by Jeff on 08/23/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

Portugal decriminalized all drugs over 10 years ago and their drug usage rates are down by half. Let's keep it going! >> http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/…

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Posted by jdavismemphis on 08/23/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

“Responsible weed smokers, smoke their joints at home.”

Words to live by.

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Posted by Packrat on 08/23/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

My, my. It's almost too much for me to process. If we didn't have a Janis Fullilove here in Memphis, we would have to invent her.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/23/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Jones Opposes TVA Wells with Resolution Tuesday

The Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer is the sands right below the river. It essentially IS the Mississippi river water, but just purified by running through the sand for a few hundred feet before being piped up. It's a reasonable thing to do. Mr. Jones is on target here.

Thank you Martavius Jones!

I am watching you DO THE RIGHT THING! I am telling everybody I know, "LOOK! WE HAVE US A REPRESENTATIVE DOING THE RIGHT THING!" Amen!

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Posted by OakTree on 08/23/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Jones Opposes TVA Wells with Resolution Tuesday

I have a dumb question?

Why can't TVA bring in the water from the Mississippi River through a pipeline? Isn't that were Plant Allen gets its water from?

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Posted by still living in berclair on 08/23/2016 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Three Things to Watch on City Council Day

I am a bit confused about this marijuana resolution. If it passes, it will have to pass two more meetings?

Why don't they just put placeholder text in there, like they did with the Greensward, pass that twice, then pass the actual language on the third reading? Apparently, that is perfectly legal.

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Posted by Jeff on 08/23/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Jones Opposes TVA Wells with Resolution Tuesday

SO the health department is the only agency with authority to grant new wells. But didn't I read in a previous article that they have already drilled at least one new well there with plans to drill two or three more?

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Posted by Jeff on 08/23/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

"As Southerners of a certain age, we have an understanding of being part of a culture which we love and is in part horribly wrong."

Very well put.

Posted by Packrat on 08/23/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Jazz-A-F!RE: The Chocolate Cabaret

chocolate cabaret was the best local entertainment in a very long time. That was the type of entertainment seen only on broadway and international permformances. Something I don't think Memphis is ready for..

Posted by jeff on 08/23/2016 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Three Things to Watch on City Council Day

The Council will also be hearing a resolution that Councilman Martavius Jones is introducing that calls on the TVA Board of Directors to reject TVA's plans to mine the Memphis Sand aquifer for cooling water for its new natural gas plant at the Frank Pidgeon Industrial Park in advance of the TVA Board meeting in Knoxville on Thursday. Please take action at the link below and ask the Memphis City Council to support Councilman Jones' resolution.

TVA Cooling Water Resolution

WHEREAS, the City of Memphis is grateful that the Tennessee Valley Authority has chosen to replace the coal burning Allen Fossil Plant, the number one source of air pollution in Shelby County, with a much cleaner and far more efficient combined-cycle natural gas plant; and

WHEREAS, the Memphis Sand Aquifer, and the pristine water that comes from it, is one of the greatest assets of the Memphis metropolitan area; and

WHEREAS, sustainable planning is critical in ensuring Memphis continues to have an adequate supply of drinking water for its residents and properly monitors all withdrawals from the Memphis Sand Aquifer; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority indicated in initial publicly available planning documents it would use waste water from the adjacent Maxson Sewage Treatment Plant to replace cooling water lost through evaporation during operation of its new plant; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority recently decided to switch to use water from the Memphis Sand Aquifer water, and didn't publish their new planning documents; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority is already drilling on-site groundwater wells to access the Memphis Sand Aquifer; and

WHEREAS, the University of Memphis' Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research has recommended that the Tennessee Valley Authority should carefully consider using the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer rather than our precious Memphis Sand Aquifer; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority mission of service, as stated on their website, "includes being stewards of the regions’ natural resources"; and

WHEREAS, Memphis Light, Gas and Water is also recognized as a responsible steward of our precious groundwater, including the Memphis Sand Aquifer; and

WHEREAS, Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest distributor of the Tennessee Valley Authority and represents 11% of its total electric load; and

WHEREAS, Memphis Light, Gas and Water pays the Tennessee Valley Authority $1.0 billion per year for energy consumed in their service area; and

WHEREAS, the approximately $1.2 million per year that it would cost the Tennessee Valley Authority to acquire the necessary cooling water from Memphis Light, Gas and Water would help defray water costs for the rest of the community; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority has not entered into any contracts for purchase of replacement cooling water from Memphis Light, Gas and Water;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Memphis City Council believes that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County that the Tennessee Valley Authority should carefully consider using the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer rather than our precious Memphis Sand Aquifer; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Tennessee Valley Authority, if they determine by careful study that using the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer is not a good alternative, the Tennessee Valley Authority should then purchase the required cooling water for their new plant on Frank Pidgeon Industrial Park from Memphis Light, Gas and Water; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Tennessee Valley Authority should publicly publish its analysis and updated plans as a further Supplemental Environmental Assessment, providing opportunity for public review and comment;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Tennessee Valley Authority should report quarterly to Memphis Light, Gas and Water and to the City of Memphis, how much water it is using each month at the Allen Fossil Fuel Plant, for what purpose and from what source; such reporting should begin no later than July 1, 2017, or when the facility is operational, whichever is later; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is delivered in the most expeditious manner, in advance of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors meeting scheduled for August 25, 2016, to members of the Board of Directors of TVA, Mr. Bill Johnson, CEO and President, TVA. Additional copies should be sent to Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, and U.S. House of Representatives members Rep. Steve Cohen and Stephen Fincher.

Dated: August 23, 2016
Presented by:
Martavius D. Jones
Memphis City Council
Super District 8, Position 3

Take action here: https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/Te…

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/22/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “The Sno Cream Castle

I remember this place very well. Was our stop on the way home from willow oaks swimming pool. Served the best Yankee snow cone. The smell of the foot long corn dog would fill the air for miles.😋 The pic nic tables to sit atop of for the seating area just right of the building to where you would enjoy the delicious most exciting treat to any night and to smell the air filled with the most delicious food being prepared in that tiny building. Never will there ever be another that will be remembered and talked about for decades like this place. 😥

Posted by Stacey on 08/22/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

Enough whining, just go ahead and file the litigation already.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 08/22/2016 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

I'm still kinda foggy on why they were protesting Elvis fans. I guess they have some kind of logic in there, but to me, it seems like an incongruous venue to be protesting against. Was Graceland doing something wrong that they needed to protest?

If they are upset about police behavior, maybe protest at a government facility? Maybe City Hall? Or MPD headquarters? Graceland seems like an innocent victim in all this mess.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/22/2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Saturday With Champagne

Great Article

Posted by Jeremiahls1 on 08/22/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Sad!

Reese,
Just curious my friend, what institution were you in that prevented voting until you were 30 years old? Glad to hear you are out!

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Posted by ern on 08/22/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Three Things to Watch on City Council Day

Council watching really should be more of a spectator sport than it is currently. It's better than most reality television. If we had an enterprising entrepreneur out there, we could turn this into a serious money-making venture.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/22/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Shelby County Democratic Party Decertified

Brackston,
If we work together maybe we can replace them with the Carlyle Group!

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Posted by ern on 08/22/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Scenes of the Dinosaurs

These aren't real dinosaurs at all.

Posted by Jeff on 08/22/2016 at 12:07 PM

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