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Re: “The Coliseum: Should it stay or should it go?

I'm down with saving the Coliseum but what I'd really like to know is does anybody at the Flyer bother to fact check anything anymore? Mike McCarthy talks about his daughter 'recently' seeing Jack White at Snowden Grove in Southaven but the only time I'm aware of Jack White playing there, was when The White Stripes performed what ended up being their last ever show there back in 2007, which in the context of the Save the Coliseum movement, to me, hardly qualifies as 'recently.' And, again, to me, the real problem with the Save the Coliseum movement is, as described in the article, 'they don't have a clear idea of what the Coliseum should be or even could be.' The folks who did Crosstown and Tennessee Brewery Untapped and to a somewhat lesser degree Overton Square had very clear ideas about those projects.

Posted by eh on 02/26/2015 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee


Sure looks like that could be the case for some property owners.

All that wonderful clean energy has to be transmitted to the end users somehow. Strange all the tree huggers didn't figure that one out.

Tough luck for those kites and kids.

Buts that progress for you.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 02/26/2015 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

Looks like 150 to 200 feet. That's gonna eat up a lot of kid's kites and maybe a few kids.

Posted by CL Mullins on 02/26/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Cohen On Netanyahu

This comes down to a good-zionist vs bad-zionist thing. Kind of a sensitive topic.
So let's put it this way, the bad cowboys rode in and killed a bunch of Indians, set up their ranches and corralled the rest of the natives up in reservations. Then the good cowboys rode in and beat up the bad cowboys. Then they all settled down together and the Indians stayed on the reservation anyway.
The Zionists forgot to kill off most of the Indians and whoops.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 02/26/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “The Coliseum: Should it stay or should it go?

RJB - I hear what you are saying but I guess we can agree to disagree. It comes down to personal opinion. But we have some great ideas coming out in the next couple of weeks that are just as professional in its presentation as anything the city has paid for.

Posted by Jordan Danelz on 02/26/2015 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee


That would seem to depend where the property is located in relation to the big ass power lines.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 02/26/2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

What do big ass power lines do to property values?

Posted by CL Mullins on 02/26/2015 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

Same result from international studies of power lines and cancer as well.…

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 02/26/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

Evidently, the National Cancer Institute can't find any evidence that exposure to electro magnetic fields causes cancer. Hmm.…

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 02/26/2015 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Spring Training

I'm troubled by the SCDP executive committee holding closed meetings about the chairman's financial irregularities. Among other things, it will impact fundraising efforts. But the bigger issue is that an open group should have open meetings.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 02/26/2015 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Flyer Music’s Secret Cheat Sheet

Nicely written. Information and a smile...a great combination...Thanks Joe!
Looking forward to seeing Chris' job at the helm...he'll bring a lot of creds and contacts to the music info scene. He really seems to be plugged in.

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Posted by DT Shaw on 02/26/2015 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

I'm sure we can trust the energy industry to do what's best for all of us. After all it says right here "Clean Line".
But wouldn't the Memphis bluffs be a better place for the windmills?

Posted by CL Mullins on 02/26/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “New Daisy Gets New Look, Management

The New Daisy as the performance venue for a full on House of Blues makes too much sense. Therefore, it will not happen. Minglewood has taken the place of New Daisy it seems like these days.

Posted by Tracy R. Brewer on 02/26/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

Also if you would like to obtain your own information on this project... you can get your own FREE EIS study... its 3700 pages long and takes sometime to get through... but i like to know the truth. Just email and ask for the full hard copy EIS study then leave your name and address...

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Posted by Haley Hall on 02/26/2015 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

Very real, Very disturbing, Very deep....Well, where should i start? This is the highest DC voltage power line to ever be built in the US. Lets start at the beginning... back in 2005 Jimmy Glotfelty worked for the federal government and help write section 1222. He then quit his job and the section 1222 was passed. Sections 1222 has never been used before. Then Glotfelty went and co founded a company called "Clean Line". He is now trying to use section 1222 to which if approved by the Department of Energy would allow "Clean Line" (a private company that has never built any project before) to claim eminent domain through Arkansas and Oklahoma...which Arkansas has already denied "clean line" public utility status. So, "Clean Line" is trying to circumvent Arkansas and take the land anyways by partnering with the DOE. Also, there is the environmental impact statement, the scoping period that was suppose to be made public, and the health concerns that "Clean Line" denies. Very few people in our area even knew about this project until about 2 months ago... so they had no say in the scoping period on where the line should go. The EIS itself states that as far as pacemakers are concerned "even brief periods of interruption could be life threatening". The DOE gave me and EMF pamphlet that sites the world health organization on page 54 saying that there is substantial statistical evidence that there is a doubling in risk for cancer for those exposed to electro magnetic fields. Then there is the EIS study that locates schools that are off the route on on their maps but fails to locate any schools on the route... it locates cemeteries, church's, houses but not the schools...some schools are approx 1300 ft from this line. These schools were not even aware this line exited until locals told them 2 weeks ago. If you look at research outside of the US where these type of lines exist you will find there is a increased risk of cancer up to 2000 ft on a 500kV line...This is a 600 kV line....and if you look at "clean lines"o original plan it was for 1200kV... so i can only assume they will bring more lines through if this is approved. Keep in mind this line will be going within 200 ft of many houses in our area... which is devastating!

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Posted by Haley Hall on 02/26/2015 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee

This will take all my familes land and our houses!!!! This bullshit needs to be stopped!!! Say NO TO CLEAN LINES!!!!

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Posted by andrea on 02/26/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Next Stop: Belize

The crocodiles do keep the lazier components of the Guatemalan death squads at bay.

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Posted by Dayn Rand on 02/26/2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Wind Energy Coming to West Tennessee


Posted by Haley Hall on 02/26/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Next Stop: Belize

You got to learn to slooow down and Belize it

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Posted by David Ross on 02/26/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “The Coliseum: Should it stay or should it go?

Agree. Overton Square was a usable, relevant and strong asset. The parking garage also was a great move and investment. Overton Square was a one of a kind. The Coliseum is just an old monstrosity. Very different issues. Crosstown, also very different kind of asset.

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Posted by rjb on 02/26/2015 at 5:33 PM


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