Keep up the good work and the New Reich will surely reward you in the end?
I have always believed those noble soldiers of the fatherland wanted to reestablish the dreaded and biblical renown Nephilim in their quest for the ultimate soldiers using the corrupted genetics the U.S. government loaned them before WW2.
I find it even more interesting that the ancient symbol of the healing archangel Raphael (and much later, medical science) was described as two intertwined serpents otherwise known as the double helix and better known as DNA, the symbol of life and replication. How could such an accurate symbol unseen even by today’s scientist, be conceived by goat herders unless the designer of such technology KNEW what he was talking about and simply passed it along?
I believe just a little research would actually verify that the politically well educated and institutional progressive intellectuals and “scientist” of the past suggested the “flat earth theory as well as your “little men” in sperm. The very same thought process we see in today’s science and "climate change".
Basically they couldn't get this done sooner because the parties involved had to politically posture for a while. They had to wait until the last minute to start being realistic about the cuts.
Everyone in heaven is so lucky because now they get to eat your BBQ . Peace to your family and loved ones.
these people don't care about giving a animal a home. My grandmother went to get a dog at the shelter and they wouldn't let her have it because we had a outside cat and it didn't have up to date shots. we told them keep the dog. we will find another. They do not care about giving a animal a loving home. They only care if you pay them for unnecessary shots which is what they were trying to make us do.
Just proves our city council and the ones who elected them are all jackasses! Worry about the killing and raping and other crimes caused by those who oppose the names of these parks and put a stop to that! Renaming a park because of bullshit people who have nothing better to do than bitch and moan! Earn your pay city council. Try bringing your city together and taking care of your people rather than bring up shit that turns memphians against each other! SELFISH JACKASSES!!!
I see that you are still using deceptive wording to hide the fact that you really don't have a clue as to the situations at hand.
Yes, this country was founded on Anglo-Saxon principles, by Anglo-Saxons. They distinguished between the ethnicity of the people as they settled here. There was discrimination by Anglo-Saxons against other ethnic groups, even though in the broader picture they were all considered white. The slavs, swedes, irish, etc were all considered inferior and were subjected to discrimination when they first arrived here. Being the master that you say you are, I am pretty sure you were aware of it from a historical standpoint.
What a politician tells the press oftentimes is quite the opposite of what they tell their constituents in private and/or closed meetings. Great recent example, Mitt Romney's 47 percent speech. Annexations were never done with the expectations of a windfall to the city. Annexations was done to keep the city from being constricted with respect to growth. Regardless of what a policitician told his constituents, anyone willing to research annexations would know the real reason for annexations. Most times, in annexations, you must take in areas that you don't want in order to get the prime area that you do want. But, in time, it all pans out. La, Miami, Houston, etc didn't start out as mega cities that they are now. Another great example is Atlanta. Atlanta cannot grow because it is surrounded by small incorporated enclaves. Memphis will not let this happen here.
Yes, Luttrell got out in front of this tax hike issue. Maybe not because he thought it was right, but, rather, he couldn't stop it. It still boils down to what the majority wants, the majority gets, barring, of course, violations of constitutional rights. Memphians bear no ill-will against the suburban cities. If they did, they could play havoc with those munies. They could squeeze those munis financially to the point that it would be very expensive to live there. Memphians just want what their constitutional majority in the county says they can lawfully do.
If you really wanted to stop annexations, then, just pass a constitutional provision allowing home rule cities to enact payrool taxes. That would stop the neccessitiy of annexation. That way, everyone who works in a municipality would pay their fair share.
I see yopu are in your usual, know-nothing state today.
When was the last time you drove through Hickory Hill? Please tell me exactly where the blight is and where?
Closed business? You are correct on that one. When the whites moved out of areas and blacks moved in, the previous goods being sold were not what the new residents wanted. The restaurants didn't offer the type cuisine that blacks want. Blacks don't exactly make it a habit of shopping at J. C. Pennys, Target, etc. We dress differently, eat different type of foods. This is not just condusive to Memphis, but, it is happening all over the U. S. Malls are now a thing of the past nationally. Small specialty stores that cater to the community that they are in is the norm now. I guess you didn't know that because all you see is through the eyes of whites. Just to give you a good laugh, did you know that weave (fake hair) is a 10 billion dollar business in the U. S.? Yes, and they mostly cater to blacks. Who makes that kind of money on hair? Well, the Koreans have cornered the market.
As for this school situation, lawsuits that are now filed are not considered frivolous. Just because the state passed a state-wide law does not, all of a sudden, make this lawsuit meaningless. If this lawsuit became frivolous after the state passed its law, don't you think that the state would have filed a supplement asking that this lawsuit be dismissed?
Clarion, it is good to see that you have still not attained any better grasp of common law than you had before. Keep up the good work!
R. I. P. : DON PELTS. YOU WERE ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN.
R. I. P. : JOHN WILLINGHAM. YOU SHALL BE MISSED ON SO MANY LEVELS! YOU WERE TRULY AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL.
Good luck S.O.S Memphis!
This is what the county Mayor was quoted as saying he wanted them to have done in January and they are just now finishing things up with a 30 million dollar deficit? That is swell news.
Is the budget online anywhere? I would love to read it.
I am sorry but Memphis is Detroit with nicer weather as near as I can gather.
Once again, I am sorry, but I give Memphis ten years (if not less) before it is Detroit with a Southern accent.
As usual you are trying to blow smoke up peoples $&_. With all of your infinite wisdom why do all the places Memphis annexes turn into blight neighborhoods? Why do the businesses close up and move? Memphis always annexes booming areas. Hickory Hood was like that until they they got sucked in. And you know why these areas don't incorporate. They are not allow to because Memphis being the larger entity. Hickory Hood was trying also Cordova. look at some of the malls that were pulled in. Ridgeway and Raleigh are ghost towns. Yeah the city is really reaping what they sow.
Haiti had European masters? What was Papa 'Doc and his son Baby 'Doc?
So now you are bragging about living two streets from the place you detest with all your might. Why is that? I know there are a lot of good buys in Parkway Village.
With all the inside information you get by talking to all the Memphis leaders why don't run for office. With your extensive knowledge and connections you would be a shoe in. You might be better than Janice Fullofdrugs.
Also MSDS are going to be. Don't you read the papers? The only court challenges will considered frivolous. You don't have a racist leg to stand on. You are probably going to be the first in line at a Germantown school to get your kids into. Good luck lol. We are taking to unincorporated kids.
And lastly I thought with your extensive leave you were dead. Glad you back. You are always good for a laugh.
I double checked. Your original comment pertained to all European countries.
I did not realize you were speaking only of Anglo-Saxons. Please try to be more specific next time when you want to constrict the meaning of "Europe' to exclude the French, Germans, Swiss, Italians, Greeks, Belgians, Dutch, Russians, Danes, Poles, Swedes, Finns, Bulgarians, Romanians, Czechs, Albanians and the Lichtensteiners. Oh, and the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Andorrans. Don't know what you call those folks in Monaco. Rich, maybe. What about the Vatican?
I see you are being obtuse about annexation. If the reason for annexation was not to get an increased revenue stream (as Joe Brown very well articulated) then why annex Cordova? Why annex the area in Southwind who is not threatening to incorporate? We have seen in the past two years how quickly Memphis will move when an area within its annexation reserve makes moves toward incorporation. So why the rush by Memphis, except to get their hands on more tax money?
You also wrote:
"Why should the predominate city residents pay taxes to the county and to the municipality that they belong while unincorporated area residents only pay one county tax?"
That would be because the city residents are recieving more services (supposedly) than those unincorporated area residents recieve. If any city residents do not want those extra city provided services, or are unwilling to pay those municipal taxes, then they have the right to move into an area not so served and taxed by that particular municipality. Which is exactly what has been happening over the last 30 years, if you notice. I was one of them, too.
I do not know what to make of your comments about "polished statements" from City leaders except that you infer that your leaders are willing to lie to the people to get what they want. I want you to know I agree 100% with that.
You must not be able to read and comprehend very well if you say that there is an equalization between cost of services and taxes collected in these annexed areas. The whole idea behind the article I linked is to say that is not true. Up to you, but when your own Memphis leadership says that is not the case, you might want to listen.
Please check your eyesight. The only one who sees that 2,000 lb. elephant is you.
I think we can all applaud Mark Luttrell for his bold and courageous proposal. Since city interests possess an 8-5 voting edge, and a 9.9% tax hike was in the cards, astute of him to get way out in front and propose what was going to happen anyway. If the proposed tax rate increase is under 10% it doesn't matter what the suburban Commissioners do, eight votes carries the day. Give us this, we know exactly the similar position we are in with a Unified School Board.
"Btw, I only mentioned that I was two streets from Germantown as a reference to what part of town I was in. Hell, I grew up in South Memphis. I don't think that I am better than them, for that is where my roots are. When one does better, one tends to go to better areas."
I also grew up in South Memphis, and I currently live IN Germantown, not 2 streets over. But I am glad to acknowledge that my opinion of you is somewhat improved -- based on your actions, not upon your postings.
Not long ago, you were trumpeting the fact that there hadn't been a home invasion on your street in 2 years. And now you're admitting that when people can afford to move out of unsafe areas, they do it. And even YOU have done it, or so you say.
Welcome to the club of despised suburbanites. Your "2 streets over from Germantown" doesn't mitigate the fact that you moved to the outskirts of town, OTP. Maybe it really isn't all about race, after all. Have you thought about that? People want to be safe in their homes whether they're black or white or red or yellow or whatever.
That's great news OTP, as that means by 2014 when we start our MSDs, the per pupil funding we will receive from the county will be greater, meaning we will share more of the burden for our MSDs with you rather than potentially having to raise our property taxes within our cities. We may still choose to tax ourselves a bit more, but we will be able to afford more with the increase from the county.
Don't worry though. Even though we will share the pot, we will still continue to put more in for school funding than we take out. We won't leave the county high and dry.
Everyone knew the tax bill was gonna get higher in the county when the purposed merger of schools hit the table. That wasn't an elephant in the room that was Ms. Cleo predicting the future, lol. I can't speak for every state, but they all have a two tax system for what I have seen. Most of the time the county tax is lower than the city tax. Plus, don't forget that we don't have a state income tax here. For every point to your argument you express, there is an opposition to that argument. Those two things wash each other out here in the Memphis area because they are really points expressed by Memphians and Suburbanites. Just law of averages. My point in all of this is, our community gets better as a whole when we decide that everyone in the community has value and something to offer to the master plan of growth, development, and goodwill. We, the people, make the community we want. I believe everyone in this community wants the same thing: a great community they can be proud of. In order to get this, you have to be willing to do more than meet up on the flyer and discuss politics. You have to become involved, proactive, positive, and most of all a person who believes they can make a difference. I love Memphis (that includes the surrounding areas as well) because we are one community no matter how much you believe we are not. I love Memphis because of its people. Until we believe in its people, we will never move forward. That's where the stagnation comes in. All the issues you see: crime, poverty, blight, educational issues, etc.... all come from each person not believing in there fellow man! It takes a village.... Teach a man to fish.... you know the sayings. All those things point to positive development of a human being. You can't wish for things to be different when you physically don't get involved!
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ArlingtonPop and Diogenes323
That 2,000 lb elephant in the room just blew his trumphet and Mark Luttrell heard it.
Mark Luttrell is proposing a tax hike of just under 10 percent, ( keeps the county commission from needing a 2/3 vote for approval) for the unified school budget.
Just like the annexations, what the majority wants, it will get. You have to understand that politicians have a knack for survival. Mark Luttrell's future in policitics at the county level depend on him not pissing off the majority voters in this county.
A billion Homunculi (so far) thank God for Bruder B_head. I now reject all science posted within the last 2000 years and have begun preserving life via recycled 2 liter Coke bottles and various undisclosed freezers around Memphis (don't worry they are organic). Needless to say this does take time out of my busy day, but I am thinking, "What is Broadhead doing this very minute?" OK, not the best image, but I soldier on.
So if you see a paucity of soda at the store and space in your granny's freezer, don't despair. Think life, LIFE!
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