GR , Diogenes
I agree with you both. The ultimate goal is good education for all, SCS and muni kids alike. That is the prize.
I have heard some real good suggestions on how all seven systems can work together and they should all be explored. For that matter, there are going to be some ways we can work with the charters, too.
I do realize that there are bad feelings toward some members of the SCC, and I share them with you. But, long after Ritz and his followers are out of office and irrelevant, the work of educating all our kids will go on.
The work of the munis will not stop at their municipal borders. We may administer our own schools, but that does not mean we don't have a stake in the success of the SCS, because we do.
Doesn't the Flyer still use Backpage as its online classified provider?
I read an article this morning discussing this topic, in particular the growth in urban centers as opposed to suburban areas. The article said it's the first time since the 1920s that urban growth has passed suburban growth nationally. It's a national trend.
The article said that the likely driver of the trend is the crash in the economy. It said essentially that growth in suburbs is typically driven by young families with children and retirees.
With the economy down, young families have had more trouble affording to move out of the cities. Likewise, many people who lost retirement nest eggs are working longer and remaining close to their work rather than retiring and moving out to the burbs.
That's not the case everywhere obviously, but when it's a national trend, it tends to suggest there are underlying conditions supporting a shift (either economic or generational of some sort).
Now we can dispense with the talk about all those uncaring white people fleeing to the suburbs to escape the black folks.
This is an article that everybody in Memphis should read. I'm going to share it on my Facebook page, not just for friends in TN but all over the country. While it does specifically apply to TN, the information regarding trafficking applies to all states.
The unintended consequence will be increased ground level ozone and increased incidence of asthma as lower average speed of vehicles with longer wait times to enter from secondary streets all mean increased tail-pipe emissions. But, hey, there's more parking with a great buffer to execute your parallel parking maneuver so I know the merchants are loving it.
Well, so much for the constant refrain of "people are leaving in droves"
I think this is one of the best articles I have seen here.
The main problem with all of this is the 'They could face up to 15 years for such an offense' crap. These lowlifes, traffickers and child molesters, do not deserve to live much less get a 15 year sentence which means they are back on the street in probably 2 years doing it all over again. When you have a cancer you remove it completely. You do not put an ointment on it so it goes away for 2 years and then comes back. But the lawyers have got to make their money so they contrive with the courts to say that Billy Bob or Demaris or Chen Lee won't do it again and this is the first time they have been caught. Which to you and me is total bullshit but that's the way the courts roll. When they do go to jail they should be put in general population so the other prisoners can take care of business. See no one likes a child molester or sex trafficker. I am barbaric but as the saying goes 'kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out'.
Randy you are right in your assertion of politics into this but what else is new . Both sides do the same thing. Is it right no !! But it is what it is !. Both parties have forgoten that the people rule this country not the polititions. Sorry but Obama is the lier in this as well as his subordinates. I for one hope that they do impeace him, I still believe that he is not a citizen of the usa and that he is trying to destroy America from within and create hate for the rich by playing on the poor. He is the worst president we have ever had and i think that what has happened now will bare these fact out !
Never mind....i see where it wasn't.
Did the 7500 include the annexation of Cordova?
"On numerous occassions our chicks were late or did not stay the entire time."
Exactly like my last trip to Vegas.
I just wish the 'news' agencies would do more investigative reporting instead of the 'if it bleeds it leads' mentality. Love or hate him, Andy Wise does the kind of reporting I like. Don't get me wrong, we do need to know everything about disasters and such. But I think reports on unscrupulous businesses and scams would be much more beneficial to the public, including senior citizens, instead of Martavious shot up the house of Minerva because he was 'dissed. I guess I'm an old fogey because I get my news from the net and I have never tweeted nor do I text. The net is a few minutes/hours slower but it is better that looking at my phone every few minutes and reading on that tiny screen. I guess it would be nice to have the tweet skills if a tsunami were on the way or in our area tornados. We can't have everything LOL.
Very good. And let's remember what this coming Monday is all about. It is to honor all the men and women who died keeping America safe. So while everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend with cookouts, the beach, and the drinks of their choice, please take just a minute and think about the meaning and give thanks to them. Also thank the men and women and families that are serving now for all of their sacrifice.
I'm sorry I know you have eaten that stuff, soy-based food. So have I and I do not care to live my life eating that stuff unless the doctor says I will be worm food in 6 months if I don't. I would still have to think about it. LOL But I guess it is in my genome to be a carnivore. My very distant ancestors had a choice between eating grass and shrubs or risking their lives by running and chasing down some 3000 pound behemoth for their meals. We know what they chose. And I'm going to guess that the grass and shrubs of that time period tasted the same as now. So unfortunately I will still be ordering medium rare steak instead tofu burgers. And I congratulate you on your quest to make the environment better.
Can someone tell the President about some of this technology? He seems to be the last to learn about everything.
Please be advised not to use this service. The owners are very unproffessional and do not respond to complaints. On numerous occassions our chicks were late or did not stay the entire time. Therefore, we were cheated out of a substantial amount of money. Also, they did not do a good job and on numerous occassions broke expensive items - which the owners of the company refused to either replace or provide monetary compensation. This company used to be a wonderful service; but, several years ago it was sold by the original owner to some very unscrupulous individuals. I purchased a gift certificate for cleaning in the amount of several hundred dollars and they claimed it was never purchased and then charged me for the cleanings that should have been covered. When I protested (hours of phone calls, collection of canceled checks showing payment etc.) - the owner yelled and threatened me and my family and my animals. Horrible people. I have never had such an unpleasant and stressful experience.
I agree, really I do. I wish only the best for SCS/MSC and everything they venture into. I also want us, MSDs, to work WITH them all we can. Because you, me and a lot of other people here and all of Shelby county really believe it is for the KIDS not race or money. I do want our schools to be up and fully functional before we extend our help. And I believe once the snake and his brothers are out of the mixture everything will fall into place nicely. Again you are really the better man because I due hold a grudge against that group. It is like the old frog and scorpion tale of them crossing the river. And unfortunately we are dealing with a snake/scorpion.
And you have to admit that would be an ideal way of getting rid of rotten vegetables.
I guess we will see. I have a lot of confidence that this series will be 2-2 come Tuesday morning.
The Clippers and Thunder had some great scorers and Superstars too. They couldn't manage to beat this Grizzlies team once we figured out the formula against both teams.
You just better hope you are right, that it was just luck that this team climbed back and took your team to overtime, and that it wasn't that Lionel has figured out the formula against the Spurs too. We will find out soon enough, but our non-Superstar having team sure seems to make life difficult on teams despite the fact that we "can't score".
Believe me, I'd love to stick it in Ritz's face and rub his nose in the dirt. I'd love to have him be forced to parade around each of the suburbs in a clown suit with people throwing rotten vegetables at him.
However, the ultimate goal here is MSD formation and successful schools. I'm not against Memphis having success either. In fact, I hope they truly make significant progress towards improving their school performance. I'd even be more than happy for our school boards to cooperate in any way possible to make the school experience better for the kids all around the county.
For that reason, I'm willing to put aside the personal animosity towards a snake like Ritz if it means we get to focus on what's important, education, rather than fighting over who controls the pot. To me, the ultimate victory of having this process and transition to MSD formation run smoothly is more important than sticking it to Ritz, even though he more than deserves it.
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