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Re: “Transgender in Memphis

rmsk, the difference between the two is one may be considered self mutilation the other mutilates another. One is a crime and the other is none of your fucking business, sweetie. Learn some boundaries.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 01/13/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Transgender in Memphis

People today are being indulged in bizarre behavior. Next, people born as pedophiles will be celebrated and encouraged.

Posted by rmsk on 01/13/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Have we forgotten already that Hillary, using her power as Secretary of State, facilitated the sale of 1/5th of American uranium supply to the Russians through the Canadian mining giant Uranium One? And this coincided with a massive contribution from Uranium One to the Clinton Foundation totaling $2.35 million, a "donation" that wasn't publicly disclosed despite an agreement with the Obama Administration to do so. It's not fishy that every major political publication has a story insinuating Trump is a Manchurian candidate, all on cue. Project Mockingbird? Or is this the end result of the recent congressional repeal of the law prohibiting domestic propaganda? If you haven't noticed, it is the our own government acting suspiciously in a Soviet manner.. This is not cool.

Posted by BlameWhitey78 on 01/13/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Planners Plan to Have a Plan: Memphis 3.0 Will Map City's Future

Kudos to Julie Ray for trying to keep everyone on topic...
(But relying on gamblers to run an economy is questionable)

Posted by CL Mullins on 01/12/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

The past eight years make Ike and Nixon seem progressive by comparison.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/12/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Cosmic Coconut "Evolving" into City Silo

OK this statement creeps me out...

"City Silo will be overwhelmingly organic and local whenever possible."

Overwhelmingly , whenever possible?

Those are some pretty wide margins.

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Posted by anewday on 01/12/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

@Don - Still working on airline seat size. There is this thing called regulation...…

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Posted by OakTree on 01/12/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

I used to frequent Davis Kidd when I was in college. They always had tables full of art, music and special value editions. I also worked part time for a used book store, Dryasdust, Clutterbuck and Daniel. I went to estate sales and he taught me to identify 1st editions, etc. Even in the 80's, having moved from Chicago,he had started supplementing his income by doing research writing for Time-Life books. If you own a business, you have to keep up with market trends. My father worked for the CA for years, as a printer/setting up pages. When computerization began, he went back to college to get a degree in computer journalism. They did not hire him on the editorial side So, he took a buy out and bought a print type setting service. He and my step-mother and another of their co-workers went into business together. They constantly had to stay ahead of the technology. So, though I believe in loyalty to local businesses, practically has to play a role. There will always be advances in most businesses and it will always be difficult for people to adjust, but usually these changes give us plenty of warning. We tend to ignore it, because most humans don't like change.

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Posted by Julie James on 01/12/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “New Law Loosens Drug Possession Penalties

I have anger management I am now going to court to try to beat a residue charge because the law was at my friends house on a shooting call and did not investigate it he just felt with me and my two friends in the car with me. I use weed everyday to help control my anger because with out it I go off on my parents so bad that they have to call the law but when I smoke im calm and easy going so the government needs to legalize it so people with anger can cope with it before it gets worse!

Posted by David Deyton on 01/12/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Past for the Future

That final quote by John Ashworth says it best for me:

"We need to find a way to have open and honest conversations with each other about how we feel about race. It's when we pretend there are no problems that we run into problems."

I hope the May 21, 2017 consecration of the place where Ell Persons was burned to death will lead to many such open and honest conversations.

One minor correction: Mr. Ashworth will not actually lead the prayer service. It will be led by Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other religious leaders from the community. John Ashworth has the larger task of making it possible for a large crowd to be present and comfortable that day.
Rev. Randall Mullins, also a part of the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis

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Posted by Randall Mullins on 01/12/2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

Each weasel is entitled to surround himself with his own ilk; there is no other option in a republic.

100 million folk didn't vote; even if they did, those votes would be of the short-run, self-interested, ignorant sort.

There is nothing interesting or new about DJT45, this election, or the folk or editors who don't feel they're getting their way this time.

The things that matter go unremarked upon.

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Posted by Don Back From Texas on 01/12/2017 at 5:16 PM
Posted by Monique Fisher on 01/12/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Tulsa 81, Tigers 71

Just when you think this team has overcome some things.....BAM you realize Building A Monster is going to take some real recruiting by this staff to have depth on the bench. I know Tubby does it the right way, but I bet you, besides him coaching at Kentucky, he has more resources to work with to get very good high level players. Without cheating, but just stroking some egos.

Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/12/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

We hate to see traditions end, to see the lives affected, but that's merely the emotional side of things.

I enjoyed the Appeal in the last millennium, but its just a business whose time is passing: the balance of subscription revenue against expense has been going the wrong way at every paper of that type for a very long time, and, of their employees, only an idiot would not have already prepared himself to provide for his family when this very predictable day finally came.

There is nothing stopping me from starting my own paper if I think this all is so important, from employing these same familiar faces and restoring the emotional balance and my notion of Memphis journalism from, say, 1986.....nothing except that I don't have several million dollars to pour down that crawdad hole every year. So I just accept that the market and Memphis readers have made their decision: they won't pay the subscription rates necessary to keep 1986 around.

Think hard what you value and how your dollar votes tally. We have "decided" that we want cars built in Mexico, pocket phones made in China, and very tiny airliner seats; there were other options, but we didn't want to pay for them, and they largely went away.

I like parks and smooth roads. We can replace the Appeal for the most part, but how do we make sure we're not too cheap to keep the important things from going away, too?

Posted by Don Back From Texas on 01/12/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Proposed Rehab On Cooper Gets Shot Down, New Bar Gets the Green Light

Given the plethora of bars and restaurants with bars that surround that area, I agree that it doesn't seem to be the ideal location...just sayin'..

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Posted by mejjep on 01/12/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Proposed Rehab On Cooper Gets Shot Down, New Bar Gets the Green Light

Loeb strikes again.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/12/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Proposed Rehab On Cooper Gets Shot Down, New Bar Gets the Green Light

Nobody wants drug and alcohol treatment centers around them. It's really hard to find a good place for them. I suppose they will need to keep looking for a home.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/12/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

From what I can tell, the taxi business in Memphis is in the process of suffering a well-deserved death. It enjoyed a monopoly for many years, which resulted in its taking business for granted, and now that the inevitable has happened (i.e., a better, cheaper, more reliable alternative), the inevitable will happen. I'm hoping the same thing happens to Comcast once Google and the other better, cheaper, more reliable fiber optic players enter the Memphis market. I won't cry bitter tears.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/12/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Comedy Hypnotist Nick Toombs

Saw him in Effingham with my son. He still talks about it. I can't wait until he comes around again! So much fun!

Posted by Katy Mattox on 01/12/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Planners Plan to Have a Plan: Memphis 3.0 Will Map City's Future


Thus the need to regulate those free markets and especially to provide some regulation on capitalism. The real trick is determining the right amount and type of regulation. Too little, and our economy is subject to the extreme boom and bust cycles of the past. Too much regulation and we strangle the economy's ability to perform. Over the last 20 years, we have seen the needle move from not enough regulation to too much regulation and now the needle is starting to move back again.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 01/12/2017 at 3:05 PM

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