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Re: “Memphis Animal Services May Cut Hours

Do not let him get away with it, keep up the pressure and the bad press this has gone country wide now and this James Rogers moron looks like a lazy fool who cant do his job.
Vote anyone that agrees with him out you the locals have the power .

Posted by Agatha Mantanes on 07/21/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Labor of Love

I was (& am currently) a client of Amy's when I gave birth to my daughter on July 13th, 2013, my first child. It was the most beautiful and wonderful experience in the whole world. She encouraged and coached me and helped me trust my body. You couldn't give me a million dollars to do it in a hospital now! My husband and I have even postponed relocating soley based on the fact that we are expecting again and don't want to experience hospital birth and don't want anyone other than Amy. She really is the best. Beautiful story!

Posted by Lisa Anderson on 07/21/2014 at 3:55 AM

Re: “Labor of Love

The WHO does not recommend a 15% c-section rate. It retracted that recommendation years ago after admitting there was never any evidence for it in the first place.

Posted by trixie on 07/20/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The Pension Crisis

Does anyone find it strange that none of the leadership has addressed better oversight for pension fund management? Is there a pension fund issue or a management issue? Not to mention how monies are invested or diversified (no precious metals or other stabilizing fund investments). Would it surprise anyone if they actually posted documents on the pension funds? Would it provide a true transparent level of honesty? What about transaction reports for all accounts? What have they really shown us regarding said funding? Watch this hand while I direct others under the table. I did notice the other day how citizens were quickly burdened for 15 million dollars for infrastructure required for smart meters.... PS>>>> Don't build or expand businesses without proper infrastructure, most people don't care to venture out where there is no access or parking (which has always been an issue in Memphis). Big business is destroying your streets while avoiding taxes, now that's some pothole filler....

Posted by Mark Kelly on 07/19/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “A look back at In Limbo — a super-hot restaurant in Cooper-Young that flamed out.

Chef Ben Smith is the best.

Posted by tomguleff on 07/18/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Labor of Love

Awesome. I am glad this subject is being given interest. I am planning my second homebirth this fall with Full Circle Midwifery. Most women do not realize how advanced midwifery has become as well as continuing to honor such a life changing experience in a person's life.

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Posted by Christina Miller Art on 07/18/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Memphis City Council Passes Water Meter Ordinance

Its always pleasure to see your energy ideas and its great information for read.

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Posted by incometer on 07/17/2014 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Labor of Love

What a wonderful way to bring your new baby into the world, safe at home. Brandi is a brave woman. My children were born in a hospital but the idea of being at home is appealing and I hope more have that option in the future.

Best wishes to the new family. Great article John Minervini, with excellent research.

Posted by Elisabeth Zguta on 07/17/2014 at 9:56 PM

Re: “MATA Chooses New General Manager

"How is this a conflict of interest?"

A head of a private electric bus company is taking over as head of a public transportation company.

I think the conflict of interest is pretty obvious.

And given the fact that Memphis has one of the worst public transportation systems in the country with a track record of sparse system coverage, unfinished projects, and irregular stop hours, riders should be especially worried about how such cronyism may effect MATA's future growth and direction.

Posted by Count Dracula on 07/17/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Labor of Love

This is the first time I'm aware of that my wife has called me an asshole in print (with the exception of a few emails over the years). I hope it is also the last ;-)

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/17/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Labor of Love

I gave birth with Amy as my CPM on Nov 30, 2008 at my home near UM. It was my first birth, though I had attended two births previously both at home. Amy was a consummate professional, both before birth in prenatal sessions and during my labor and delivery. I experienced a post-partum hemorrhage and retained placenta, both things would undoubtedly have led to much medical fuss and fear on my part had I been in a hospital, and I certainly would have been unnecessarily parted from my baby for an extended period of time. Amy was able to solve the problem, stop the hemorrhage (potentially saving my life in the process) and my daughter was back in my arms moments later. I had what would have been a terrifying birth in a clinical setting safely at home. I would trust Amy's expertise any day of the week. I have since experienced a second home birth here in FL and would encourage all women in low-risk pregnancy (and being over 35 does NOT make you automatically high risk) to explore your options. Trust your body and trust birth.

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Posted by Tracy Lowman on 07/17/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Memphis City Council Cuts Employee Benefits In Budget Vote

I dont know how council members can sleep at night. You broke a commitment you made to retirees who fulfilled a commitment to you and your citizens. Changing benefits for future employees is fair game, for retirees is sinful. Another reason to avoid a city full of pitfalls.

Posted by Todd Stetzer on 07/16/2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Mayor Wharton Launches "Inspiring Young Men of Color" Initiative

Any initiative designed to help people of color is a good one.

Start with kindergarten. I would give maximum help for grades 1-6. By 7th grade, close to gang age, it may be too late to catch up.

I really wish all students would follow the RULES IN SCHOOLS. Lets get more discipline in the schools!

Posted by TruthBeTold on 07/16/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Fourteen Memphis Smoke Shops Shut Down

Tobacco Super Store has the most over priced cigarettes,bongs & glass pipes...Take my advice...GO ANYWHERE ELSE...Its on Winchester...Please save your money

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Posted by Crazy girl on 07/16/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Looking Back at Flyer Story About a "Religious Freedom" Protest in Mississippi.

Authorized by God Hisself.

Posted by Jeff on 07/16/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “MATA Chooses New General Manager

Hope he does better than Will Hudson and his crew did with running the Memphis Area Transit Authority. Ron Garrison, please get out of that office and see what going on with the supervisors, staff and conductors. Listen to the riders since they are the ones riding. Also hopefully he will invest and pay close attention to the trolley rail system and special the Madison Avenue line, so MATA can be fair to all riders and not just one group of riders.

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Posted by Will Hudson on 07/16/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “MATA Chooses New General Manager

This guy has no idea of what he's walking into!

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Posted by JuliusJones on 07/16/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “MATA Chooses New General Manager

How is this a conflict of interest?

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Posted by dtownlover on 07/16/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “MATA Chooses New General Manager

Seems like a conflict of interest to me.

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Posted by Count Dracula on 07/16/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Looking Back at Flyer Story About a "Religious Freedom" Protest in Mississippi.

King James Bible "Authorized Version",
Would that be authorized by G_d or CHG.
But seriously folks, get your act together or face another imminent end of the world as prophesied. repeatedly lo these past 2000 years.
Verily mofo!

Posted by CL Mullins on 07/16/2014 at 9:08 AM


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