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Re: “Small Business Owners to Turn Shipping Containers into Pop-up Shops

Ideal vendors are hip, unique, and trendy business owners.

I am old. I don't know what this means.

Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 10/20/2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

barfolomew, can the glacier melt off reach the Mississippi?

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/20/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Sorry Funkbrs, since you didn't actually say "all the Loebs" in your first post, I didn't understand you meant "all the Loebs". But there it is in your second post amid all the patronizing. And of course I was there in the '60s, even ran into old Bill 2 or 3 times (once literally), I had a teenaged friend who was hit on by ole wheelchairy Henry and spit out their bbq on occasion.

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/20/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Sarah- have you been downtown? The site they are describing is located 30 feet above the historic high water mark for the Mississippi River. In fact, topography indicates that the elevation of the site on Front Street is only 30 feet lower than the elevation of the museum at its current location.

Another way to look at it: for the proposed site downtown to be flooded by the Mississippi River, it would require a flood of a scale that has never been witnessed here and is considered impossible by experts.

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Posted by barfolomew on 10/20/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

I said "all the Loebs"

So that would be Bill, Henry, and any other Loebs named Loeb.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/20/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Where is everyone going to park?

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Posted by Dremeda Mulder Cook on 10/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Comrade Johnson, back in my day, Russian operatives had a much better command of the English language. Your instructor should be taken out into the steppes and shot.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Funkbrs, Oh that Loeb. That one is dead some 25 years. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
The real estate brother Bill and Henry did not get along. Certainly both racist detriments to the city, but confusing them, confuses your point.
Focus focus focus.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Actually, you can't spell "Isis" from "Memphis" because "memphis" doesn't have enough "i"s and "s"s.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Sheeple,

Now do yourselves a favor and read how the Park and Statue were dedicated, and you will find that it was a gift, and can not be removed. No matter what your narrow minds conjure up. Now this started back in the early 2000's the removal of all statues and Memorials in Memphis. OK, OK, why don't we tear up the streets on where every Slave was forced to walk. We don't have the multi-million dollar street cars anymore or the Great Pyramid, or even the obelisk that proclaimed Tom Lee a "GREAT NEGRO". And that was a dubious "HONOR" in that timeframe. In 2003 it mysteriously feel down due to high winds and was removed. REALLY!!! BS Lets just isolate ourselves like, North Korea and take a sharp stick an poke a Grizzle Bear. Let BS artist tear down what Memphis stands for and what brings in visitors money, a Bass pro shop can't do it all. Everyone has a Wendy's seen and eat at one you've done it all. BURRRP!!! Memphis in May is only a small event and the rest of the World has better things going on. Now we let the "Memphis Bell" go back to be restored and displayed at Wright Patterson AFB Dayton, Ohio. because your pockets are not deep enough to complete the restoration yourself but yet your quick to destroy history if it crumples your panties. Memphian's unite!!! Dawn your turbans' and tear the walls of the ramparts down, destroy our Heritage and burn the books in the streets as though ISIS is your savior. You cried and shook your fist at them you should be doing the same in a mirror. Take a selfie ISIS. Just remember you cant spell MEMPHIS is without ISIS.

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Posted by Mark Johnson on 10/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

I'm talking about Mayor Henry Loeb.

You know, the mayor under who's watch MLK was assassinated?

Here's a fun article from http://MLK50.com about all the Loebs, even their good ol' little boys.

https://mlk50.com/the-loebs-exploited-blac…

It's still politically correct to like MLK, right?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

+1 to the garbage truck idea.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

I was once a long time resident of Long Beach, CA. I can attest to there being no proof that tourism gimmicks fix any problems a City has.

Memphis already has an aquarium, tax payer supported. It's right next to the elevator at Bass Pro.

Memphis needs to stop putting tax dollars to work for companies and gimmics, and start putting tax dollars into education and crime prevention. Then maybe people will want to come here, maybe even stay here.

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Posted by Fitz Dearmore on 10/19/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

As a backup plan, I would suggest, in light of events 50 years ago, that the city back several garbage trucks up to the statue, tie it off and pull it down.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/19/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

I have to agree with Tommy Foster. Personally I find aquariums and zoos quite depressing. But I would pay good money to watch the Animal Liberation Front try to liberate a couple of alligator gar from a thousand gallon tank.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/18/2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Memphis Fire Department: Critical Changes Needed to Improve Services

Geez Herbert, when did you get off the farm? The "improvement plans" have been around for decades, they are called "stairs". You think that there is a truck with a ladder that can reach the top of the Empire State Building or something?

As for the 911 calls, the data is available here: http://www.memphistn.gov/Communications
As you will see, the local 911 response time has been less than the national average (20 seconds) since November of last year. The current average for Memphis is 8.75 seconds. 93.6 % of calls are answered in 20 seconds or less. More than 50% of calls have been answered in 20 seconds or less since at least August of 2016- the earliest time period on the chart.
Hope that helps.

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Posted by barfolomew on 10/18/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

Crack-
As hokey as Herberts idea may be, he may also have a point regarding the creation of an aquarium when an abundance of such facilities already exists. In April, the Times Free Press noted that the number of visitors to the Tennessee State Aquarium in Chattanooga has never surpassed its first-year totals and that the Atlanta Aquarium continues to have a notable impact on attendance in Chatt. The TN Aquarium is still on solid footing, but has embarked on a series of expensive expansions to help compensate for the competition. I happened to spend a day in the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans recently. That facility is very tired with a manager noting that they too have seen attendance decrease as other cities added large aquariums to their list of attractions. Had we built such a facility 10-15 years ago when the idea was first suggested, it may have served a larger role in developing our citys competitive edge for tourist dollars. Now, its more like: So youve got an aquariumyou and everybody else. When so many other places have X back home, they are less likely to spend time and money going to X while in another city. Unless we were in some place like San Diego, we would not waste the time going to a zoo in another city when we have a great one here.
Not to say we should not also build an aquarium for purely the local/regional draw, I know my family would join assuming Archimanias design/involvement does not have the its usual impact of making the proposal unfeasible.

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Posted by barfolomew on 10/18/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Funkbrs, I think he was in junior high in '68.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/18/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

Kook, those yankee bastards done took the Pippin up to Wisconsin, maybe we should take one of their giant cheese wheels. God knows we shouldn't imitate those successful cities. Hey how about a reenactment of the Battle of Memphis, 3 times an hour and still give us 15 minutes to sell a bunch of Chinese made Confederate memorabilia.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/18/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Memphis Fire Department: Critical Changes Needed to Improve Services

Interesting. I was chatting with a retired firefighter a few weeks ago, and he mentioned the City has no equipment that can reach people trapped in buildings above the eighth floor or so. I was very interested since I live on the ninth floor of a Midtown building. Does anyone know if this is true, and if the City has any improvement plans in this area?
Has anyone heard if the 911 system has been improved to meet the national response time standard on more than 50% of 911 calls?

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Posted by Herbert Kook on 10/18/2017 at 2:13 PM

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