I can go along with a 13 member board so long as....6 members from Memphis, 1 from unincorporated Shelby and 1 from each Muni. OR all 13 are at large.
"My oldest daughter lost a top-line scholarship at the University of Iowa. The academics was great, however, the coulture and the atmosphere was so foreign that she couldn't stand it. She went to Norwestern University and it was great because she was not far removed from her coulture and comfort zone. ...So, being comfortable and mentally and socially comfortable makes a lot of difference, as do socio-economic status. .."
OTP..your last sentence sums it all up....."So, being comfortable and mentally and socially comfortable makes a lot of difference, as do socio-economic status."
So tell me OTP, why do you want the children in the suburbs to be in an environment that is mentally, socially and socio-economically different than they are used to? You didn't want your daughter to be in this situation but you seem to be ok with others being in it. Why is that?
"If people don't worship guns, why all of the fuss over assault type rifles? Why would individuals need them and gigantic ammo magazines? What are you stockpiling the guns for? It is a no brainer that you can't fight the government with its modern army. You wouldn't last a day in a firefight? You can't start an ethnic cleansing war in
Shelby County for you are outnumbered by ove 100 to 1."
"Grove, you are naive. Those people have a thing about amassing guns because they actually believe they need those guns to protect them from the fast growing minorities."
OTP, Allow me to offer a different perspective as to why some "stockpile" guns. It has nothing to do with fighting the government, ethnic cleansing, or the fear of fast growing minorities.
Its called an investment..
My father was a gun collector. He collected guns the way others collect coins, stamps, etc., by year, serial number, and condition. Although his collection included some odds and ends his primary focus was Single Action, 22 cal. Ruger Revolvers. When his passed away in 1999 he had 63 of them. All but 4 were classified as NIB, New In Box, meaning other than the factory test shot they had never been chambered. Their manufacture dates spanned 30 years.
As the executor of his estate it took me only 4 years to sell his collection on cosignment through a licensed dealer. Return on investment was more than 200 percent.
"Let us face reality. ... If Memphis was predominately white, with a predomitely white BOE, we wouldn't be having this discussion..."
OTP, I agree, we would not be having this discussion because Memphis would not have surrendered its MSC charter if Memphis was predominately white.
Sorry for the double post..dang computers...
Comments are down because the activate part of the site does not work. Yesterday it recognized me as a subscriber but would not let me activate my account. The "help" desk was "no help". Today I don't exist. They should at least return to the old system until the new one is working. I've been a paid print subscriber for years so the paywall does not bother me. If they ever go to a Facebook only login like some others I'm gone.
Yep, they broke the site. BETA testing is your friend when it comes to rolling out changes.
My wife is in IT at a local hospital and she would be out of a job now if she did something like this.
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