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Re: “Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

Late response, but hand-in-hand with deannexation would be a return to a rural level of services such that deannexation would be cost-effective. Otherwise we would simply be passing the costs of a low-density area from the city to the county (and we Memphians of course double-pay taxes already.) My vision would be returning most everything outside the loop to a rural level of services, unless it's incorporated as a municipality.

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Posted by apok on 07/04/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “CITY BEAT

This loser judge tore my life apart when I was a kid. I was a genius kid when I was young but that all changed when my mom lied to the judge when my mom wanted a divorce from my dad after he gave her everything. He gave her 4 houses, a car, paid off her nursing school, paid off her 10,000 maxed out credit card and still she cheated on him saying that he wasn't making enough money for her. This was in the early 90's if I remember right. My dad had a investigator follow my mom for days and she ended up running up a $800+ phone bill that my dad also had to pay off. When they went to court. My mom said to this judge that she did nothing wrong and said my dad was doing all the bad things. Because of this judge, my mom got custody of me and she took me away from my dad and family for 5.5 years living in Louisiana. My first step dad I met when I was 8 years old beat me for being a smart kid. He thought that being smart was bad. But because of living there I started having epilepsy when I was 10 and a half years old. I'm glad this judge died of a heart attack and I don't care. I don't care about judges or lawyers. Lawyers get paid big bucks and the highest paid lawyers will win by paying off the judges with a bribe. And obviously I wasn't the only person who thought this judge was full of crap. several things are on the internet about him making a guy that raped a young girl not guilty and much more. I speak my mind. I know a couple lawyers in town from being friends with their wives. But they know I don't like that profession though. If it weren't for that judge of screwing up my life and taking me away and out of Memphis for years. I would have probably been a millionaire by now. But I've had 8 surgeries already including a right temporal lobectemy brain surgery that a neurosurgeon screwed up on in 98 which erased my memory completely. Which took me 6 years just to learn my name back again. My brain will never be 100% again.

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Posted by roach on 07/03/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Mullins, if your lonely for the dull side of the bell curve why don't you move to New Jersey?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/03/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

williamthewebb,
Does the backdrop say the Handy Awards? So 1980+

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Back in the late 80's (I guess, since we were in college) my friend and I went to King's Palace Cafe and watched Herman Green and the Green Machine. We thought we were so cool and sophisticated.

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/03/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

If the moral point is that they didn't come here on their own, then ambition shouldn't be a factor.
This bright and shining, best and brightest shit is a part of what pisses of the working class. It accentuates the prejudice we feel from the elites across the political spectrum and further serves to keep separated this strata of society. Liberal and conservative elites while using a different lexicon to describe their American Dream both would have the working class fund their vision by sharing what we have.
This division is needed to keep separate those who should and would join together to force real equality regardless of ambition, academic excellence and hygiene beyond reproach.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

It applied to those who met the criteria and were ambitious enough to go thru the process of applying. Their choices were to remain here in the underground economy, unable to ever become citizens, or to return to a country most of them could barely remember, and in many cases, countries torn by violence toward women and civil strife. This program gave these people a shot at some sort of legitimacy. They didn't come here on their own. Why would we want to punish them? Why would we not want to give them a chance to succeed?

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Bruce,
In all fairness shouldn't the DACA apply to those who are less than bright, hard-working young people. Isn't that what America is all about?

Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Details are important. I noticed in the print edition you identified the picture of B.B. King, Herman Green, and Melvin Lee as being "in 1955." You wisely removed the date from the picture above. No way that picture was taken in 1955. (Maybe 1975?)

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/03/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

To the argument that taking the statues down will not "change history", I say, neither will leaving them standing. History is history...no one, or anyone's actions can change it. But if something represents a portion of history that is incredulously offensive to a majority of people who have no choice but to see this reminder in a public setting, take it away. If you can't understand why it would be so offensive as to require it's removal, maybe you need to read, study and research the situation a little further yourself. It isn't as simple a just accepting it to a lot of people.

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Posted by mejjep on 07/03/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Yep, now that I check, that's three names from the same IP address. All with the same writing style. Pick one and stick with it DanaSaraJocelyn, or I'll just kill your IP.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Typical. When you have no legitimate rebuttal nor sustainable argument...attack the person(s). Yawwnnn. BTW, there are many of us who share the same internet, ie a household. Daca is illegal and must be cancelled. Daca illegals are deportable and the only ones I could ever get behind staying are those who are under 18, pretty close to 16. The rest are grown! Time for them to go back to their home countries, stop being cowards and fight for democracy in their own countries! Take their illegal parents and family with.

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Posted by Joselyn Myers on 07/03/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

I think the discussion would be better if all the subjects weren't considered either "bright, hard-working young people" or mother hackers.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

How many different names is the same author going to post under? Geez, grow a pair and stick to one name (maybe 2) already.
Is there anyway to ban an IP address?

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/03/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Defending JLL Deal

Roberson neglects to state that "95 percent satisfaction" number comes from only 10 percent (or lower) of respondents to an online survey received after a request to fix a specific problem is filed with JLL. For more, read: http://www.nashvillepost.com/politics/article/20860732/despite-savings-forecast-more-outsourcing-questions

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Posted by Cari Wade Gervin on 07/03/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Sure Bruce that's what he said when daca was jammed down our throats but just like with the ndaa what was sold is not the same as when the pkg was opened. Of the over 1/2 million daca illegals who many are a few years shy of middle aged there are the "good ones" like the ones you claim to know and corporate media showcases and then there are the bad ones like the ones who chopped off his mother's head, stabbed her multiple times and walked down the street carrying the head when police found him(NC); the two rapists who raped a mother in front of her kids in Georgia; the drug dealers; countless other daca illegals who've committed other crimes of varying degrees! So, stop acting like just because you know a few "good ones" we should let them stay!! Daca is an illegal executive order that gave advantages to foreigners residing illegally in our country and that at the expense of many of our own youth! Daca must be cancelled, the applications frozen, and benefits rescinded. That is what a nation of laws does!! BTW, I know quite a few of them as well and even those who on paper you'd call "good" well they come across more as having a sense of entitlement, arrogant, defiant, won't say our pledge of allegiance and our flag offends them. They must go home. They're grown now and we've been more than generous.

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Posted by Joselyn Myers on 07/03/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Grizzlies Still Have Big Questions to Answer in Free Agency

If we don't bring back Zach and tony, we will be a lottery team. You can't win with young second round picks and undrafted players in the NBA. This team will have no leadership and no identity. Hopefully they bring back Zach and Tony and allow them to retire here like Tim Duncan and Ginobli. You honor your vets who are still productive and can teach the young guys.

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Posted by truth on 07/03/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

In 2012, young people between the age of 15 and 31 who'd been brought into the country before the age of 16 were allowed to apply for DACA. They must have been in school at the time of filing or must have been high school graduates or honorably discharged veterans.
They had to have had a clear record without any criminal activity. There are a total of 570,000 DACA participants, nationwide. They were brought here as minors and deserve a shot to come out of the shadows. I know several of them -- bright, hard-working young people who are getting an education and/or working productively in our society, not people "unable to care for themselves." These 570,000 motivated young folks aren't going to do anything but make this country better.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

36 year old daca illegals are 4 years away from middle age. Not children unable to care for themselves. Daca illegals did, in fact, get social security numbers and, as the IRS allows for back taxes filed up to 3 years prior with a social security number, daca illegals took advantage of this lax. Daca illegals were illegally given psuedo status that made them officially not legal but in practice legal so Obamacare liabilities that apply to OUR Dreamers, America's youth, did not apply to daca illegals. In short: hire an American and the employer HAD to offer insurance of be penalized $2500. Hire a daca illegal with a work permit and no liabilities. Affirmative action. Like I stated. Ever wonder how when you go into these places you see less and less of our own Dreamers, America's youth, working there and more and more people who (if you'd check their papers) are daca illegals?

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Posted by Sara Dowd on 07/02/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

That's right "Rupert", the Internet has killed history.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 7:48 PM

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