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Fine piece of work.
David F. Diamond
So, if an Aerobic Cruiser is allowed on the Greenline, and it can go 30 MPH, I guess it's OK if I ride my DOODLEBUG mini-bike, which can only go 15 MPH? Or will the police department have to cruise the trail to keep "fast moving peletons" (whatever that is) under control!
Your Mud Island biker who is concerned for fellow bikers safety should worry as I do about the liability the city takes on when it designates safe biker lanes. The implied "safety" will be an open invite to injured folks to sue the Bluff City. Oh, Boy!
Google rubberized deflating Dunlop speed humps tested in Britain.
Jackson is not a hack. He's just about the best political reporter/commentator this city has had in a couple decades.
You folks are familiar with the 900 phone line business, aren't you?
(I've excerpted a bit of one website's explanation for those of you who don't. See below*)
Here's a variation of the idea that could save Memphis 911 emergency system a million $$ or more a year. Suppose we put a modest fee on your phone bill every time you or someone using your phone dials 911. (A good IT person could make that happen automatically). Say a $5 or $10 charge. It would be like a tax that helps cover the cost of running the system and any legitimate user who called 911 once every couple years would have no objection. But for whackos or those with mischievous kids who dial 911 every day or every few weeks, there would be a serious consequence. The first time they find $50 or $200 added to their latest phone bill would -- I'll bet -- be the last time. And if it was their kids causing the trouble, they would be headed for the woodshed for a lesson in common sense.
What I'd like you to do is invite readers/listeners/viewers to react to this inchoate idea and suggest improvements. Maybe we can eliminate this serious problem for police, EMT's and others who must respond to 911 calls.
*Several of the 900-phone line operators are now offering to share the wealth: give you a chance to be just like them. They will set you up in business for yourself, the easy way: they will do all the work, and you sit back and enjoy the profits. They already have the facilities, and the phone operators / answerers / counselors--or whatever you would call these people--and are now extending the hand of friendship toward your wallet. "Sharemanship" you might otherwise call it.
For a little under $500 you can offer all the same "services they do. They will set you up with your very own 900-phone number turnkey-package business. The 3 best model packages from which you can choose, as the offering of your very own 900 service, are: 1. Matchmaker. Access their excellent staff of Dear Abby-type advisors to find kindred spirits of all kinds--from lovelorn to lovesick to love makers. 2. Psychic. Tap their mystic stable of Twilight Zone gurus who try to outdo Rod Serling in their vending of astrophysical counsel. 3. Adult. (Read, porno.) Self-explanatory.
David F. Diamond
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Join me in asking WMCtv news director Tracey Rogers to put online a 20 to 30 minute edited version of the show. Folks won't watch 90 minutes with slow questions etc., but will watch a tightly edited version that leaves in all the good (& bad) responses.
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