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Re: “Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win'

Interesting definition of "compromise:" Have victims of infringers pay for infringer's parking lot. Only in Memphis would this be considered a compromise. This guy. Let's hope no vote split next mayoral election.

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Posted by sherman on 06/23/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Their grasp of history rivals their grasp of reality.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/23/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

The Brushy Mountain Penitentiary has been closed since 2009. It is in the process of being converted to a distillery and concert venue. Lee Millar, threatens us with a night of drinking Tennessee Whiskey and dancing. I'm so scared...
http://brushymtngroup.com/

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/23/2017 at 5:40 PM

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

Funk,

The city charter can not be surrendered.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/23/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

I agree that all life is of incalculable value. That being said, I don't think that taking hard earned value ($$$) from one person via force, which is what law is, and then giving it to another, for whatever purpose, increases the value of the recipient or of the person taking the hard earned value ($$$) nor of the person from which the hard earned value was taken.

Perhaps the value of labor would rise if there were shorter lines for the work. Of course, recognizing that open borders lead to falling wages, however obvious, doesn't seem to be a part of anyone's calculations regarding this subject.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/23/2017 at 2:05 PM

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

@apok

If we deannex the entire city and surrender the charter to the county altogether, the same thing that happened to the school system will happen again. People don't move out of deannexed areas because they're deannexed. They move TO them because they're deannexed.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/23/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

That's a pretty impressive conglomeration of straw man and ad hominem fallacies you have there, @barf.

There is only one way to recognize the value of a life: willingly pay it.

And this, ultimately, is what you refuse to even consider.

The concept is pretty well thought out. You just don't want to read it because it might change your mind about how you treat others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaranteed_m…

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/23/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

"When I say"... translation: I did a piss poor job of explaining a a poorly developer concept the first time, so let me change it by saying something else. You did nothing to address my points regarding the fact that you apparently believe that the lives of those who do not earn an income apparently hold no value, so the rest of your comment is worthless. Your posts also indicate that any value you place on your own life is entirely dependent on your income which in turn is largely dependent on the everchanging whims of our economic system (the man and whitey). No wonder you are so frustrated, your value changes daily based on international exchange rates and future GDP forecasts. Let there be no doubt though, the only individual on the Flyer site that is consistently dragging your feet, griping, complaining, and whining via their posts is staring at you in the mirror. It is a sad and pathetic existence, you have my sympathy.

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Posted by barf on 06/23/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of medical care that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of food that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of shelter that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I see you are unwilling to put a minimum dollar amount on the value of a human life, what I see is you bargaining that number down, reducing it, taking it for granted. refusing to supply it. Basically, you are dragging your feet, griping, complaining, and whining.

Yes, a human life has a concrete minimum dollar value. Yes, low wages diminish the amount provided for medical care, of food, and of shelter. Yes, low unemployment benefits diminish this value. Yes, low disability benefits diminish this value. Yes, low food stamp benefits diminish this value. Yes, low school funding diminishes this value.

When people feel their lives are worth less than a piece property, they will risk their own lives to steal. When people will risk their own lives, they will risk the lives of others.

Yes, Memphis's violent and property crime problems are caused by low value of human life. Low value of human life is signified by low wages. They are inextricably intertwined.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

I think a life is worth a great deal more than a mere wage, no matter it's sum. Based on your comment, someone who is unemployed is worthless until they are once again earning a wage as are children who have yet to be employed. What about the parents that chose to remove themselves from the labor pool in order to raise their children or take care of an aging friend/family member?
It is a VERY deep concept, so please take your time, but wages are not an indication of the value of a life. They are indicative of the value of a skill or service being provided.

From your responses, it sounds like you think the lives of individuals such as those mentioned are worthless. It is so glaring an omission, how could anyone assume you were being serious?

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Posted by barf on 06/22/2017 at 7:13 PM

Re: “A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System

Let them also look into special education & Section 504 violations, along with harassment of teachers & students.

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Posted by Kathryn LeLaurin on 06/22/2017 at 5:24 PM

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

Good news. But then I wonder in a city as over extended geographically as Memphis, perhaps we should deannex Frayer and attempt to consolidate folks in areas like North Memphis which are largely vacant. The higher we get the population density, the nicer the amenities we can support.

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Posted by apok on 06/22/2017 at 3:53 PM

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

Since it's a food desert, I would assert that a Kroger would be more than sufficient. I am open to diversifying grocery options, but I am more on board with ensuring residents have proper access to food/groceries. What we should be asking is that it is not a Save-A-Lot.

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Posted by Joshua J. Rodgers on 06/22/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

@barf

From your responses, it sounds like you don't think the lives of others are worth a single penny.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

I am going to chalk this up to you being facetious.

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Posted by barf on 06/22/2017 at 12:35 PM

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

please, not another Kroger! would be nice to have new options.

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Posted by Lois Rachel Sims on 06/22/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

@barf
Money is the most objective measure of value.

How else would you measure the value of life in a capitalist society except for in terms of income?

If you don't think someone is worth much, you don't pay them much.

It's pretty cut and dry.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

Funk- are you really equating income to the value of human life?

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Posted by barf on 06/22/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

Violent crime starts with a lack of value of human life.
Low wages set a low value to human life.


Sounds like we have a jobs and wage problem to me.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

As local lawmakers have made clear, Memphis does not have a violent crime problem. It has an admission-price-to-the-all-night-party-street-and-disrespectful-mayor problem.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 06/22/2017 at 9:27 AM

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