For the Joerger fans/Lionel haters out there, Lionel never had a back up center the quality of Koufos. all we heard for months was "he was the starting center for a 57 win team…."
excuses are tools of the weak and incompetent. we just saw the spurs beat the warriors on the road without their "big 3".
gasol is good, but i didn't realize he was bill russell.
its coach/fo's job to figure it out.
Wat happened to 501/crossroads?i was in the drag scene years ago. But; Memphis has gotta so volatile . There is so much hate here. It's terrible.
"This argument you can't win."
Ah, my friend, "the argument" is not with me, but with medical science. We shouldn't arbitrarily kill those inside of the womb, for having the same ability to function as those we now protect outside it.
Will, in 20 yrs, medical science tell us they are less than human? No, it will continue to tell us this life you are killing is human life, It already tells us all that makes it human life is there.
It may not be convenient, but it is true.
Win this argument? There is no argument. Those who try to claim abortion is the discarding of "tissue" from a woman's body, will have to accept that it is actually human life they are discarding. It isn't me but medical science that says so.
The law may be behind what medical science tells us. But, when proffered to the SCOTUS as the Constitutional right of unborn citizens to life itself, "privacy" will be supplanted. It is the only human thing to do.
@ CL Mullins
"The government would be going into a woman's body."
Not as much as it would be going into another of its citizens: the child's.
The amount of time gestation is needed for viability has steadily decreased and will continue to do so. Are you telling me human life begins when our technology and medical science produces it?
The Law says a woman has a choice to flush unwanted human "precursors" almost at anytime they want. I would not deny them their access to the law. It is based on one is human life one is not.
The law is wrong. They are both human life. It may not have been her goal to produce it, but having done so, no woman should not have the right to arbitrarily kill them. They are people too. Tiny people, helpless and dependent people, but people none the less. Our science tells us that.
We make our laws based on the best available knowledge of the time, Just how long will this bleeding of "bad" humors continue? Our Constitution says the have same rights as we all do.
There really is a simple answer. Place high quality options in every school. A tiered (?sp) system. It works great. Everyone gets to SEE what hard work and motivation achieve. The parents don't have to drive the student to a different school.
Stop calling everyone a racist. Most of what you are seeing is a function of lowered expectations. Race may be a factor, but relative preparedness and social status are not race bound. Put the same two shirts and pants on an eight year old child every day and the teacher will lower their expectations. This will happen without regard to skin tone.
And those erroneous statement would be.......... C'mon, you can do this.
There are more erroneous and downright bovine scat statements in Steve "I Heart Occupy Memphis" Mulroy's published opinion than I care to shake a schtick/stick at.
Every freedom loving Tennessean should rest easy knowing that Mulroy will always be limited to and confined to swimming in the little Occupying pond trying to impress the few naive and ill-mentored fish who give him a gill...er...ear.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is in documents, however, they are not a part of the constitution (laws and rights).
The Declaration of Independence was a letter written to King George explaining why the colonies wanted to secede from England. The preamble is just an introduction of the constitution. Neither of these documents was formally made a part of the working constitution. The preamble was just an introduction as to the purposes of the constitution, while the constitution itself is the implementation of laws and the definition of rights of citizens of the United States.
The constitution itself, starts with the first article. Where did you study your civics?
Viability means to live, under certain conditions. Born, in the constitution, means actually living outside of the womb, independently functioning and breathing on one's own. Viability was written into the Roe V Wade decision at the behest of the conservatives as a way to keep the door open for further challenges to the abortion ruling. When the conservatives demanded that it be a part of the decision, the liberal judges balanced it with the statement that viability does not take precedent over the life and health of the mother. The liberals went even further by deciding the case, not on viability or morality but on the rights of privacy guaranteed by the constitution. That fundamental right cannot be taken away unless the state can show a compelling interest as to why. In almost 50 years, no state has been able to make a compelling argument as to why that privacy right should be taken away from women when it comes to abortion. You are welcome to try, but, I don't think you are smarter than the zillion of lawyers that have tried for the last 40 something years. Are you that smart?
You fail again, both on law and logic.
Just did some calculating and wanna share it with Griz fans:
The only scenario that Griz can still make playoff by my calculation: Marc returns on Jan 17th(exactly 8 weeks after he went down, which would be the earliest date according to sources), Griz goes 33-11 for the remaining season(which matches the percentage of last season's late push,26-8), and Griz still has to win 5 of next 13 before Marc returns, that'll bring Griz to a total of 48-34(which matches the current percentage of 8th seed Denver).
Frankly, I don't like the odd, but let's hope Marc returns sooner and the bar for the last playoff spot becomes a little lower.
The government would be going into a woman's body. Basic anatomy cat.
Been lookin for this debate to rekindle for a while?
(I miss the intent in the reference "Science says there is no other additional contribution which is required to be human")
@ CL Mullins
Just whose body is the government going into. Science says there is no other additional contribution which is required to be human.
I get most human copulation is not designed to produce off-spring. So what. You create a human life. doesn't mean you can kill it,
"Viability of life is not in the constitution." WHAT? It is, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is a well known phrase from the Declaration of independence. So what?
The school in question, within walking distance of the Germantown city limits considers itself an elite school in the legacy MCS. It used to be a county school 5 years ago. They have every type of equipment and aides that one could want, facilities second to none.
I have noticed that with all of the snobbery, the school performance measurements have been constantly falling. As a matter of fact, it's chief competitor school, Ridgeway/Balmoral out performs it in every facet of academics. Yet, Ridgeway/Balmoral, is in an older facility, but, it has a common feel to it. The ambiance is great. The kids actually love to go to school there. There is less emphasis on being prim and proper, however, they do not, in the least bit, have a discipline problem.
I have stated my concerns a many times to the teachers and the principal, but, they dismiss me as though I don't know what the hell I am talking about, but, yet, each year, the other school, Ridgeway/Balmoral outperforms them.
I can't answer it, maybe you can. Btw, most of the really good teachers, voluntarily transferred away from the school. Seems to me like there is a problem with the principal. It will not hinder my child because of me, but, there again, what about the students that do not have parents like me?
One doesn't need an opinion on when life begins for the sake of arguing abortion. The constitution is what it is. It is very pragmatic on the subject of who and when one acquires the protection by the constitution. When you get through with all of your technology and advances in medicine, one has to be born first to have access to constitutional rights. Without being born, the thing inside of a woman's body, under the law, is considered a non-entity. Until a constitutional amendment is successful to change this, all arguments about viability is pointless. Even the idea of getting a constitutional amendment is problematic because one can not vote on god given rights. They are inherit.
Whether a government should fund abortions is another matter. How abortion is funded falls under the 14th amendment, equal protection clause. If men can get funding for their reproductive problems, then equity demands that women should have the same funding for their reproductive health. Since the act of having an abortion is not considered an illness, then the government and insurance companies don't have to cover it, unless they provide comparable coverage to men's reproductive health.
No JR, I'm staying put. I can do the most good from where I am at. You have implied multiple times that you believe I should go with my kind. I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Sorry JR, but reviewing feeding patterns and being part of the gate keepers, JP Freeman has never been a true feeder school to WSHS. Percentages say so. As of recent, WSHS gets just as many legacy SCS kids as it does legacy MCS kids. I was one of those too.
I can promise you that your specific situation is more about your location, the school, than the system of identifying gifted kids. In most other schools they over test, rather than under test. Its good to know because the process is obviously not working there. That can be fixed.
I am glad that you brought up, the gate keeper theory. This is often overlooked by parents, especially parents with limited education and resources.
It is the gate keepers that monitor the entrance to special programs, gifted, social clubs, etc. They are the ones in the background that determines who enters the special realm of advanced learning opportunity, hiring, practically every facet of competitive life. Yes, the rules and requirements are there, seemingly, for everyone, but, it is the gatekeepers job to cull that list and to set artificial barriers to keep certain people out.
My little one, 1st grade, making all A's academically and E's in conduct was just accepted into CLUE after successfully passing the required test. The problem is that schools are supposed to recognize these children and recommend them for placement. Well, you know the story. My child was never recommended. I had to push to get him tested. It was not, I could say, the school, per se, but, the gatekeeper that overlooked him.
I just wonder how many other children who are not as fortunate as mine to have a two parent household, more than high school education and the knowledge and resources to forge past these gatekeepers. How many of our children have fell through the cracks because of this?
Makes one wonder.
Yeah kinda like what otp said, but in lower case. I don't think the government can go into a person's body. I don't mean to sidestep the issue of viability, but that right to privacy is primary.
When life begins, is opinion. Not too long ago experts thought we rode around in the capsule of sperm, in which case Justice Scalia's rants about masturbation might make sense.
Where do you think Haslam, in his heart of hearts, falls on this issue, and would his actual personal opinion show up in his actions.
(a). In this country and region what some would say is conservative could be viewed as reactionary, bordering on fascist, to others.
(b). Who gets to be the gate keepers to what is viewed as "excellence ", and who gets to set the criteria?
We know the game, and how to navigate the obstacle courses that are facing our children. My question has always been who advocates and who and what stands in the gap for those not as blessed?
Governor Haslam is no fool. He was a first class businessman, an innovator. He understands that you can't justify to a family that could have been insured, that lost their house and all of their assets due to sudden illness. What do you tell a family in this type of circumstance why you denied them healthcare insurance? This question transcends all other things, political party and/or race and ethnicity.
The national gop has begun to realize this and are reluctant to keep talking about repealing the law. As more of the uninsured get that insurance under Obamacare, it is no longer a question of repealing the law, but, why are you republicans trying to take my healthcare insurance away from me. Btw, as one poster said, why would the gop vote for something that will only cover people that wasn't going to vote republican anyway? That is not true. People from all political stripes and races, some democrat, some republican, some, whatever, would be affected by denying the healthcare insurance. With the way the numbers are trending towards the democrats anyway, the gop can't afford to lose, not one gop vote to the dems. With, perhaps 7 million or more people added to the healthcare insurance rolls thanks to Obama and the democrats, some of those people who voted republican previously will switch and vote democratic. So, running against an entrenched Obamacare will not be the winning issue the gop thinks.
What A Great Opportunity to see one of America's Legends of Song. Mr. Mathis has shown himself to be a consummate professional in several decades, and maintained the same level of professionalism, and exceeded his levels of Talent. I knew of Johnny's talent, but didn't experience him live till Valentines Day, 1976. This was an extraordinary event & sight. Everyone cuddled with their mates, held each other & swooned. At the beginning of his 80s, this man has proven that if you take care of your gift, it will continue to reward you.
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