LoveBC - That is a huge pet peeve of mine. There is a huge sticker on the top of the large recycling bins that says exactly what you should and should not put into them. Some people are simply too lazy to put forth a small amount of effort and follow directions.
The anonymous comments at the CA would get out of hand quite often- and generally for no legitimate reason. I am sure that they had to invest an unnecessary amount of time monitoring the comments and evaluating "reported" posts. Forcing people to go through Facebook, which makes them (theoretically- it is possible to create fake accounts) reveal their real name will help cut down on the nastiness (and some of the stupidity). It won't eliminate the problem entirely, though, unfortunately. Compare the quality of the comments on sites that require a "real" name versus sites that allow anonymous comments sometime. In general, the anonymous comments are worthless.
I have not paid for a copy of the Commercial Appeal in years and I rarely visit their website any more. I could not care less about their alleged political bias or other nonsense. I just do not think that the quality of their content is worth the price.
Fortunately, he will lose the election in November. Unfortunately, that will not make him disappear.
I am more concerned with the people who (for example) spend all afternoon drinking beer and watching football at a sports bar then drive home with "a little buzz" than I am with people who might be affected by this ordinance.
This one is almost over ... but starting on November 9 we will suffer through the claims of voter fraud, ballot snafus, dead people voting, polling place intimidation, and other foolishness. Then on November 10, campaigning will begin for the 2020 Presidential Election. sigh.
This is why I have not watched any broadcast news in years :)
Considering the populations of these counties vary, you really can not compare the numbers directly. If you normalize these numbers by population, Davidson county comes out higher than Shelby with 11.7 crashes per 1,000 people while Shelby county has 9.3 per 1,000 people. Hamilton County has 8.6 per 1,000 people and Knox county has 7.1 per 1,000. These are based on population values I found online (Hamilton Co. 348,673 .. Knox Co. 444,622 ... Davidson 658,602 and Shelby Co at 939,654). So you're more likely to be involved in a crash in Davidson County than you are in Shelby County, based on the numbers presented here.
The population of Maury County is about 83,761 ... giving a value of 7.8 crashes per 1,000 people - higher than Knox county with a fraction of the population.
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