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Set aside religion. What's wrong with gay love is the sexual act. Promiscuous sex with hetero or homosexual people will likely lead to STDs, like oral cancer (see Michael Douglas) and same hazard at the other end. This will cause a disproportionate number of health care problems being dealt with by the taxpayers. That's a sufficient reason to oppose gay conduct. I recognize there may be sexual attraction among people of the same sex. But it's better if we can persuade them to simply be celibate, as we expect of priests. I know gays will think this is unkind of me, or insensitive. However I feel my way would lead many of them to lead longer, healthier lives.
There will always be same sex attraction among some in society. But we should discourage it as Quakers do through "Friendly Persuasion." Remind them of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases through promiscuous sex, whether gay, bisexual or otherwise. How many of the 66 hundred Memphians with AIDS/HIV are getting significant financial help through government, like Medicaid? Of course we taxpayers must help those who are ill and need help, but is it really fair when much of it results from self-indulgent unhealthy conduct? I've worked with gays and many are greatly skilled and pleasant, good citizens. But I wouldn't want one as a Boy Scout leader as I know some of them prey on young boys and try to "turn" them. I know because when I was young and good-looking I was hit on more than once. Nuf said !
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.
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