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Re: “Richard Cohen and Rape Culture

Walt Disney must be turning over in his grave.

Posted by Phillip on 11/11/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: ““I’m Not a Scientist … ”

I tend to agree with the healthy skeptics (not cynics) above. Follow the money. If a pyramid scheme smells like fraud, it probably is. "In 2001, before leaving office as vice president, Gore was worth less than $2 million. Since then, he has grown his wealth to $100 million . . . almost entirely by investing in a handful of “green-tech” companies . . . 14 of which received more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants, tax breaks, and more from the Obama administration." Online source is…

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Posted by Phillip on 10/18/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Jimi Jamison 1951-2014

God bless your memory, Jimi Jamison. You died too soon.

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Posted by Phillip on 09/22/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Three People Beaten by Mob of Teens in Kroger Parking Lot

Gang violence is disgusting. I don't understand why some group would gang up on grocery employees at all.

Posted by Phillip on 09/22/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Wendi Thomas to Become Flyer Columnist

Wendy, how far have you fallen from a corner office at 495 Union Avenue to a homely cubicle? Alas, poor Wendy.

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Posted by Phillip on 09/22/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Walking the Line

By the way, transistor radios were first produced in 1954, when Johnny Cash was 22 years old. Before that, portable A or B or C battery charged vacuum tube radios were available during the childhood years of Johnny Cash, although they were more bulky. Also, crystal set radios were available during this period that used no batteries, although they have no amplification and operate only with high impedance headphones to receive strong signals from local stations. I remember using a crystal set radio during the early 1950s which was able to pick up some music. From Wikipedia "Prior to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, the vast majority of farms in America did not have electricity. Some did not receive "mains" power until the 1960s. Until that point, special radios were made to run on DC power. The earliest farm radios used the "A", "B", and "C" batteries typical of 1920s radio sets; these "farm radios" were identical to those used in cities. Somewhat later, farm sets were made to be run on 6 volts from a car or tractor battery..." Maybe, Johnny was picking up music from a portable radio powered by a 6 volt car or tractor battery?

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Posted by Phillip on 08/08/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Walking the Line

Greg Neri is a master of first person reporting. And, the loving care that Greg lavishes on this single story of Johnny Cash is astonishing. The 55 miles between the boyhood home of the Man in Black and Memphis must have been traveled many times by Greg to gather all these wonderful stories and observations instead of padding the story with clichés and secondhand stories. Somebody grab their guitar, and write a song called "Greg Neri Walks the Line!"

Posted by Phillip on 08/08/2014 at 12:27 PM

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