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Re: “Hurricane 901

Anyone else notice that almost 12 hours passed between when the storm struck and the first mention of the event was posted on the CA's website? I suppose the wet roads delayed their reporter's trip from the newsroom in Nashville.

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Posted by barf on 05/29/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

As someone who grew up watching hockey in Toronto (and no, I don't live in an igloo), I'm excited to see Nashville embrace hockey due to the great job GM Poile has done in putting together an exciting young team. I know Memphis and Nashville have an inter-state rivalry (as do Toronto and Montreal), but I'd love to see Memphians support the Predators. Your reward could be that y'all will finally see what a great sport hockey is. Go Preds!

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Posted by Nick Christoforou on 05/29/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Gubernatorial Hopeful Boyd, an East Tennessean, Has Roots in These Parts

I just switched from trading the Forex or should I say trying to trade the Forex over to a great website called Code Trading System, you can just Google them and find them. They teach how to trade the futures and for me the futures is much better than the Forex I've been making money trading the futures whereas with the Forex all I did was lose my money and that's the truth!

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Posted by gotomags on 05/28/2017 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Hurricane 901

No deaths or injuries. Incredible. And with respect to all the hardships people are going through, it does point out just what a magnificent looking city Memphis is. Does anywhere else have the equal of this urban forest?

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Posted by Nick R on 05/28/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

That is just plain crazy. For what profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul.
EVERYTHING! You can't have winners without losers.

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Posted by Dayn Rand on 05/28/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

Thanks Love(BC),
The first definition that came up on google..... "an official in a government department, in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people's needs."
The people are the grunts of government. To the extent that some may not take pride in their work, that can be attributed to their bosses grinding it out of them or to the simple human of some who would slack off regardless of their employ.
Some of your reference is to simple corruption of a higher echelon rather than the person behind the counter at the DMV.
My opposition to privatization is that it involves not just a less accessible layer of bureaucracy, but waste money on an addition layer of management and requires our tax dollars go to the profiteering of privatization rather than the needs of the taxpayer. It is inefficient and shouldn't be used to replace inefficiency.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/28/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

Fair enough. Let me give a brief synopsis of how government works, or doesn't. For one to have a credible shot at elective office, one must have plenty of assistance. This takes the form of the moneymen, the influence peddlers, etc. As a form of payback for a successful run, the successful politician will often dole out jobs with lofty titles, but no real operational responsibility to those that helped the politician win his or her race. Often the beneficiaries of these jobs are relatives or friends of the political backers. Think of the Jacksonian spoils philosophy. Andrew Jackson was a crooked democrat whom according to Trump tried to prevent the Civil War from his grave.

I also define bureaucrats as sycophants, i.e. yes-men butt kissers, etc. These type of people
exist as sort of a royal court for elected and un-elected management personnel. Sycophants are also in the private sector, but not to the extent of the public sector. I remember the generals that used to visit us grunts as having huge staffs. The various commissioners of federal, state and local governments tend to have large staffs of dubious purposes.

The original point I was trying to make is that I feel it is foolish to cut back on the government workers that are most assessable to the public, such as park workers, and replace them with contract workers that answer to a corporation, rather than a taxpayer. All levels of government could function better with fewer layers or management, and by eliminating more staff workers, and less line workers.

I learned a lot from various government forest workers but when I was a Boy Scout that were bonded to the preserves they helped manage. Although I cannot explain why, I feel that a contract worker can never have the same connection to a forest preserve than a committed Ranger with a calling.

I may digress, but back when I was in the service and bounced between Ft. Campbell and Ft. Knox, I noticed that Ft. Campbell had gate sentries that were sharp looking soldiers that took pride in their responsibilities as being elite soldiers. These Screaming Eagles set the stage as Ft. Campbell being the home of the 101st Airborne. Ft. Knox had private security guards that were doing their job (nothing wrong with that), but had no real connection with the soldiers stationed at the base. First impressions mean a lot.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/28/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

LoveBC,
Ok so identify who you think the bureaucracy is.
I'm not disagreeing with you but I think you need to define who is and who ain't.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/28/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

CL, I wouldn't exactly call them workers.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/28/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

LoveBC,
Doesn't the bureaucracy consist of workers employed by the state?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/27/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

The problem with state government is the layer upon layer of bureaucracy. It is not the workers.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/27/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Arkansas Goes to Pot

I see that Arkansas will accept medical marijuana cards from other states. So I am envisioning road blocks at the various Mississippi River Bridges

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/27/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Listen Up: Nathan McHenry

Now that is what I call casting.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/27/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Catching the Big One

As I understand it, Montana is a "stand your ground" state. maybe we need more Bat Masterson and less Bob Woodward in the New Journalism.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/27/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Catching the Big One

When the Flyer gets body-slammed, I hit back. Not a good day to be trashing our journalism.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 05/26/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “State of Tennessee Enacts Outsourcing on State Properties

To stop a juggernaut one must fuck up the gears.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/26/2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Wow, do I feel late to the prom.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/26/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Bruce,
I hope you haven't 86'd ArlingtonPop Wrong though he may be, so very often, he still advances the discussion.
APop,
Holy crap, holding off on opinions until ALL the facts are in? This ain't that kind of forum or a sworn jury. Sitting on your thumbs and whistling the time away until some official verdict is achieved defeats the purpose of this discussion regardless of your opinion of anyone's professionalism.
Besides, has any President ever comes as close as this one to fulfilling Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors. I think he is checking them off a list as he goes.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/26/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Oak, the "two" I was referring to were Arlington Pop and Thoughtful, who were disparaging journalists while commenting on a site where the material they are commenting on is created by journalists. Pop went on to claim that the Flyer wasn't journalism. Fuck him. He's gone. As for you, I find you relentlessly tiresome and pedantic. And also unnecessary. Grow another website on which to bloviate.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 05/26/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Shipt Launching June 1st

I'm REALLY Interested inthis. My email is jillmdtaylor@gmail.com. thanks

Posted by Jill Drysdale-Taylor on 05/26/2017 at 8:55 PM

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