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Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

What part of ILLEGAL do some people not understand? Why should our tax dollars support education for people who are not supposed to even be here? Why was this even up for a vote?

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Posted by Chris in Midtown on 04/17/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Follow the rules or suffer the consequences whether you agree with zoning regulations or not.

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Posted by Clyde on 04/17/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

So a container is strong enough to stack two deep on a moving train, but not strong enough to not collapse when people drink micro-brew in it?

I mean, those are some high gravity beers, but not that high gravity.

And I guess shipping containers are fine as long as their moving behind a honking train blocking traffic, but not innocently sitting in a storage lot?

This isn't about zoning, this is about keeping poor small businesses out of the construction market when they find an innovation that solves a cost problem.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Funk- you are confusing design style with code. Building codes are not concerned with style. They are concerned with safety and very basic urban standards. The owner decided to forgo those code approvals which determine whether a facility is safe to occupy.

This site was not previously a warehouse, car factory, factory or railyard. It was an antique/ rug shop and a martial arts studio. It is adjacent to a rail line, but a railyard is a totally different use.

Nobody has said anything about looking down on a property for being a warehouse. Only you said and/or assumed that. I may think the containers are a dated design concept and seeing as no rail yard or warehouse ever existed on that site, I find the owners attempt to connect their design to some historic activity on the site to be a false precedent. However my design opinion is subjective (as is yours) and thus has no bearing on the matter.

By the way, I fixed up a house and lived in CY until a few years ago. Still love the neighborhood. I also know there are quite a few residents and businesses around the site that are not happy with the existing use and it's impact on their neighborhood and lives.

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Posted by barf on 04/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Memphis is a distribution city.

We do industrial things here.

Doing industrial things is mainly what Memphis is about. It's our grind.

Industrial places should look industrial. Looking down on a piece of property for being a warehouse is no different than looking down on a person for being a construction worker.

There's no point in moving to the city if they move all the jobs out to the suburbs.

Let the warehouses, car lots, factories, and railyards alone, would you? People have got to eat: stop trying to pretend the kitchen doesn't exist.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale…

Somewhat relevant NPR article about engineered loss of privacy in the Russian Revolution using communal kitchens.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Memphis Gives Steam Engine to Collierville

Great old locomotive,happy it found a legal home. It has been immortalized in large photo\canvas picture which has become quite popular.


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Posted by Paul on 04/17/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Chartreuse!

This reminds me why I was such a crappy bartender.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/16/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Never Seen It: Watching 1984 with the Political Cinema Club

I saw it when it first was released. And I agree with JB about Reagan. But by the time this film came out, it was obvious to me what political theatre politics really is. So the grimness of the film seemed an appropriate metaphor for how my 1970's youthful idealism had had all its color and brilliance washed-out by Reagan and his Blue Meanies. I think we were all adjusting to that lack of pop and verve right about then.

Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Chartreuse!

My favorite liqueur, Andria. The stuff is divine. Literally.

For more about the monks that make it, you need to watch this film:

"Into Great Silence"…

One of the best documentaries I have ever watched.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Not really datguy. The Europeans are also all up in everyone's business, you just don't know about it yet.

I do know this, anyone that tries to blame this on the current administration, either here or what goes on in Europe, is just clueless.

I also know this, if you are trying to hide what you do on the Internet, you don't understand the problem.

That being said, I think that allowing isp's to sell this data without asking is an absurd idea that has been around for a very long time and has become inevitable. How can you expect some of the people that voted for this to respect your privacy when you don't respect theirs?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/16/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

I just wanna know where I can get one of Obama's blood-stained handkerchiefs to sop my tears with. I have a need for one. Or two maybe, I think. One for each eye.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

@Walt - Hey. Been away this weekend. Just noticed your question:

"Oaktree, in what world is $2,000,000,000 considered small? "

This world, Walt.

I don't think you realize how much it costs to pave a single mile of road. The following .pdf document outlines the average cost of construction for a single mile of various types of road:

How many road projects is that little amount going to cover? Got a calculator? How many miles of road in Tennessee are substandard, and need immediate attention from years of neglect? Are you starting to see my point?

The total budget for the State of Tennessee in 2016-2017 was $34.78 billion:…

This is how Haslam's plan to increase the gasoline tax would help everyone:…

And it isn't even really two billion dollars. This is a better picture of how much money we are really talking about:…

It's only prudent in business, or even in your own family finances, to hold reserves for downturns. Spending every amount you manage to scrimp and save is just plain dumb. Most adults know this. That's why we try to keep money in the bank. Even when we plan on future capital outlays, by getting more income through overtime or a second job, we still try to hold a goodly bit in the bank. It's what adults do.

Of course if you're a juvenile, you wanna go out and blow all your ready dough.

I understand. Being an adult is hard.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Nick some may have. It doesn't mean we have to give the rest away.

Funny thing is those horrible European leftists do a much better job of respecting individual liberty

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Posted by datGuy on 04/16/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

dat, what is the significance of a tiger avatar and a species of worm as a pseudonym. Is it a literary reference?

Anyway I have to think that privacy ceased to exist quite a while ago. And we mostly gave it up for ease and comfort.

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Posted by Nick R on 04/16/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Nightcrawler forgot he wasn't on Breitbart today.

All sorts of foul language and not a single comment regarding the core of this editorial... the loss of peronal privacy.

One can only deduce privacy is unimportant too him, the pseudonym not withstanding.

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Posted by datGuy on 04/16/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Game 1 Recap: Spurs 111, Grizzlies 82

I love Zach. But if he can't get any offense going quickly, the burden of his defense is far too heavy for the team to bear for anything beyond spot minutes.

Posted by jersyko on 04/16/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

@Bric--There have always been opportunists who have wanted to serve themselves first. Why not pin this blame on those brothers from Texas who tried to corner the silver market? What we didn't have in the 90s when Newt was Speaker was an insane and dangerous President who acted as facilitator for every insane legislative gouge known to man.

@timout--Thanks for the heads up.

@nightcrawler--You are in serious denial.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 04/16/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale


Shimmy She Wobble.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/16/2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

This so-called "editorial" (and I use the word in jest) is the biggest bunch of bovine excrement I've ever had to side-step through to read while controlling my laughing in many, many moons.

The blatant hatred and moonbat-scat lunacy is priceless and worthy of preservation.

Link Saved!

Hell, everyone knows "the Russians" are behind all of this!



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Posted by Nightcrawler on 04/15/2017 at 11:19 PM

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