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Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

CL,

Be careful not to confuse the working class with the middle class. It is the working class that will be armed, while the middle class will be crushed between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 05/16/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

I think it's sad that the allegiance to a political party, and being hell-bent on who's right and who's wrong, has become more important than basic human decency to many in this country.

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Posted by mejjep on 05/16/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Everything I said is true, especially the part about how trying to blame this on a President who left office in 1988 is not real journalism.

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Posted by Hope Brooks on 05/16/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

@FUNK - Oh man.... No words... I am so sorry....

@Dan - Thanks. The writing was a little vague there.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/16/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Hope, that's simply not true. And you could easily look up the composition of Congress by party since 1993. Obviously you haven't.

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Posted by Steven Conn on 05/16/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

They begged the cops to pick him up for two days.

They begged the cops to pick him up after he got the gun.

Many people called, many times. His location was well known.

The cops could have picked him up for violating the restraining order at any time between the break in incident and his suicide.

They willingly chose not to, fully knowing what he was capable of.

Obviously my mind helplessly speculates as to "why".

For more funding. That's the only answer that makes any sense.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/16/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

@Funk:

You think the cops intentionally let this happen so they could use it as an excuse to beg for more funding?

I get the whole police begging for more funding issue. However, I can't imagine that the cops would intentionally sit back and let someone die in this manner. If this was the case, then the police director would have to go.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 05/16/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

I was there.

I just wanted to see Ivy and the Cassowaries and Billy Dove. Javi and Stephanie, the rhythm section in Billy Dove, are in the band Los Psychosis with me.

Javi later helped put out the fire with his jacket.

I think the cops intentionally let this happen so they could use it as an excuse to beg for more funding.

I don't think Jared should have gotten diversion; he should have been prosecuted for attempted murder. Had he been prosecuted to the full extent of the law as a criminal, he wouldn't have been free to abuse again as a released mental patient.

He came out crazier than he went in. Not only was his treatment ineffective, it appears to be directly to blame for the events that followed.

I'm super spooked, because the witnesses are now being targeted by the mental health industry for evaluation.

Witnesses like me.

They want to give us the same "treatment" they gave Jared.

Yeah, I'm spooked. As a medical biller, my trust issues with the mental health system, and the medical industry in general, are well documented. I was never all that sane to begin with, although I've never been officially diagnosed with a mental illness.

I'm hoping I'll be more stable in a few days. I don't know what I'm going to do if I'm not.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/16/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Koehler and Moore, two different people, two different mentally ill boyfriends trying to self immolate and take their girlfriends with them. I would imagine there's a bond between performer (Koehler) and sound tech (Moore) from those shared, horrific, terrible situations. Thoughts and sympathies go out to these two ladies for what they had to endure.

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Posted by Dan Hope on 05/16/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

So, "Therapeutic care has also received short shrift since Ronald Reagan slashed federal funding of mental health programs in the 1980s." That's why this guy burnt himself up? Since Ronald Reagan, we have had 16 years of Democratic presidents (eight each for Clinton and Obama). And in most of those years, the Democrats controlled the House. In many of those years, they controlled both the House and the Senate. Why would you take a news story about a serious subject and throw in a cheap and inaccurate political jab? You just can't help it?

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Posted by Hope Brooks on 05/16/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Lucky Cat Opening in Crosstown

Gee, and I thought it was a cat restaurant...

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Posted by Dan Hope on 05/16/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

"..Koehler faced a similar situation in Knoxville over a decade ago, yet could not get the local mental health professionals to respond. It too culminated with her ex trying to burn her alive..."

So he tried to do this twice? Or was this another ex who had the same idea?

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Posted by OakTree on 05/16/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@LoveBC,

I'm curious to see where this investigation of the Rich murder leads. Guy leaks thousands of DNC emails to Wikileaks and ends up shot by two men who make no attempt to rob him?

It's something straight out of a Clancy novel. I hope it's not something that can be swept under the rug. I also hope something leaks to help identify who made the call to end this man's life.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/16/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Neuters Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I even have mixed feelings about the set though it was nice, and often beautifully lit. Sad to hear it's still not found its legs. Was hoping this review would have been obsolete in a week's time.

Posted by Chris Davis on 05/16/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Neuters Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

In the edition I have at home, there are only a couple of f-bombs. The constant yelling and screaming by one character was extremely distracting. The set was the salvation of the show.

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Posted by mayfield on 05/15/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Imagine if Comey were instrumental in bringing down both Clinton and Trump. Saved by bureaucracy?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/15/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Lot of tit for tat. The former FBI director was right to investigate both the Clinton and Trump camps. They are all self centered game players.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/15/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Strickland Backs Police on CLERB Decisions

Imagine that.

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Posted by Charles DeGraffenreaid on 05/15/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Welcome to Memphis!

Sue, Kevin Kane makes more than both mayors. I know Kevin, great guy, but honestly I don't think we need him and his over paid staff and fat budget to promote Memphis tourism. BPS and Graceland take care of themselves and people would visit those and other attractions without the hype of the Memphis Convention and Visitor Center.

What really burns me up is how Beale Street Landing came in at approximately $40,000,000 for a one story building with probably no more than 10,000 square feet, and to top it all off, it has no provision for gas heat, which makes the restaurant space and kitchen uneconomical to operate.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/15/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Triathlon Tandem

Good for them. I like to see couples exercising together.

Posted by LoveBC on 05/15/2017 at 1:36 PM

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