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Re: “Mayor Lee Harris’ Recent Actions Cause a Stir

I wonder what Mr. Harris would say if the UofM cut $1M from community programs to make up for his fund cut? Like the ones for the expanded Michael Rose Natatorium teaching community kids unaffiliated with the University swimming and drowning avoidance.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 07/16/2019 at 8:01 PM

Re: “MEMernet: #SunsOutBunsOut

I notice from the socks that he is obviously a PDS alum.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/16/2019 at 11:57 AM

Re: “MEMernet: #SunsOutBunsOut

Ewww...glad I've already had coffee....

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Posted by mejjep on 07/16/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Burger Time! Taste-Testing 10 Great Memphis Burgers

This article is a tad misleading....just because a restaurant and it's burger is featured in this article, doesn't necessarily mean the restaurant is participating in Memphis Burger Week. Take for example, Mortimer's. They (and therefore their delicious looking "Rockefeller Burger) are not a participant in Memphis Burger Week. Just FYI...

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Posted by mejjep on 07/15/2019 at 11:04 AM

Re: “MEMernet

Why are they carrying? Maybe its Because They are serious about not tolerating anymore shrinking of those blackened shrimp which used to be so large and tastey!

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Posted by Doug Weatherford on 07/14/2019 at 6:20 PM
Posted by crackoamerican on 07/14/2019 at 1:13 PM

Re: ““Ignorance is Strength”

KayBarr16, your counter argument against scientific observation is "may have reached"? What "may have" you been smoking?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/14/2019 at 1:08 PM

Re: ““Ignorance is Strength”

You mean an "all time record" as in the last 56 years of Alaska record keeping? Is that what you mean? And that the last record high was in the 60's. So it was a emergency then too? And that the weather forecast for the next thirty days call for a high in the 60's? Is that what your are stressing over? We get the anxiety over weather change but maybe consider that in the last 500 years it may have reached 90 degrees for one or two days.

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Posted by KayBarr16 on 07/14/2019 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Champions! The USWNT Deserves Equal Pay for Equal Play

"When looking at men and women performing the same job, women make two percent less than men."

"...women on average make 79 cents for every dollar men make, when comparing the median salaries for all men and women."

In other words, the actual gender pay gap FOR EQUAL WORK is 2%, or $2 per $100 of salary. Some might hold that given that large numbers woman have only fairly recently entered some high paying professions (e.g., engineering, IT, construction and manufacturing trades, etc.), millennia of cultural bias, and the vagaries of human nature and data gathering, that a 2% gap is a fairly good accomplishment.

The "21% gap" is for genders as a group, which is a complex issue largely involving career choices (where one chooses to be a fashion designer or an engineer, a mechanic or a cashier, a doctor or a nurse, a stay at home parent or a lawyer, etc.). To rapidly eliminate this would require societal changes by a Big Brother/Sister government forcing people into career paths they don't want, and/or creating equal pay requirements for grossly unequal work. But then again, some of our progressive friends hold that a secretary - oops, I meant administrative professional - with a high school diploma typing a letter written by an engineer with a four year degree and a PE license should be paid the same as the engineer.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 07/14/2019 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Champions! The USWNT Deserves Equal Pay for Equal Play

When women were first admitted into West Point, a news article chronicled some of the experiences and results of breaking down this segregation. It happened to mention that on a physical training (PT) course, if a male cadet and a female cadet performed identically, the male was given a grade of "C" and the female an "A". Equality?

Women golfers are allowed to play in PGA events if they perform well enough, but men cannot play in the LPGA no matter how superior their play is. Equality?

If the female soccer players are sincere about equality, and not just demanding wage parity out one side of their mouths and entirely different standards of play ("separate but equal") out the other, there is no reason to have segregated teams and leagues.

If females can play high school football, wrestling, etc., with males, and female soldiers can be sent into combat, surely people who embrace true gender equality would support doing away with this gender "Jim Crowe" in soccer (and basketball, golf, etc.) and having the best people playing in one league.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 07/14/2019 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Criminal Injustice: How the System Traps the Poor

Good ol' boys never get in trouble when they get caught drinking and driving, just a slap on the wrist, because after all, they don't mean no harm, hyuck hyuck.

HEY! IS THAT DARK TINTED WINDOWS AND A LOUD STEREO?!?!?!

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/12/2019 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Detained Journalist to be Released on Bond

The reporter should be released what happen too him is uncivil I pray for him and family and hope he get justice

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Posted by Giquilla Driver on 07/11/2019 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Criminal Injustice: How the System Traps the Poor

And Tony knows poverty having worked his way up from being an African American crack baby to sad excuse for a white boy.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/11/2019 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Criminal Injustice: How the System Traps the Poor

Such a bs article.

How about the "don't sell drugs, join gangs, or rob people?"

Guess what--100% of folks who don't do that don't go to jail for that.

Instead of being soyboy crybabies about a-holes who commit crimes and how "tough" it is for them after jail, tell them not to commit crimes.

I'm sure Stephanie Love will be calling for more ex-offender pampering instead of teaching her kids not to be criminals.

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Posted by Tony Cooper on 07/11/2019 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Detained Journalist to be Released on Bond

Its about time!

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Posted by Susan H Sanford on 07/11/2019 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Why Should I Care? New Chilton Film is in the Works

Of the Alex Chilton records, "Like Flies On Sherbet" is the supreme effort.
- Tav Falco
new york 2019

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Posted by Tav Falco on 07/11/2019 at 1:35 PM

Re: “TBI Says No

Well in the words of Matt Foley, lah-di-frickin' dah. It's up to the people, through their elected representatives, to determine whether marijuana should be legalized, not law enforcement. Sorry, authoritarian law officers, you don't get to make the laws. And the trend in this country is clear: legalization is coming.

I'm sure that plenty of law enforcement officers opposed the 18th Amendment repealing nationwide Prohibition too. Afraid it would cause layoffs in the Law Enforcement Industrial Complex, most likely.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 07/11/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “TBI Says No

Funk, T.J. Jordan needs more drug laws so the TBI can continue his nepotisms.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/11/2019 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Champions! The USWNT Deserves Equal Pay for Equal Play

Niles4334, gee, that pretty much cuts out everything but deaf nuns playing tiddlywinks for you doesn't it?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/11/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: ““Ignorance is Strength”

Well said, Bruce!

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/11/2019 at 9:45 AM

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