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Comment Archives: Stories: News

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

Re: “Little Rock Man To Bring Back Goldcrest 51 Beer

Hi, Kenn, i contacted you before about a Goldcrest beer bottle, which you came to my father in laws house in Lamar, MS. and bought the bottle from him. I had ask you about a painting he had; in which it has a girl sitting on a rock looking down into the water her breast exposed. You had told me a sign to look up. I lost everything in my phone. You had wanted to see my beer sings, one being that picture with 3 faces looking up at her from in the water, and one being The Buffalo Brewing Company, from 1901 i now know. The Buffalo Brewing Company sign alone is worth over $20,000.00 only 11 know in existence. Well, the one i have
Is the 12th!! From Sacramento, CA. But, i need to find out about the other beer sign. I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the other one, to look up. Thank You So Much, Lisa Young Boone 6625447194

Posted by Lisa Young Boone on 06/21/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Group to Talk Next Steps for Removing City's Confederate Statues

Josephine Bass,
Fetishism can be a wonderful thing between consenting adults. Just don't pit it out there in a city park where children can see.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/21/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A criminal may be of use to us just because he is a criminal.

Posted by still living in berclair on 06/21/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

Give me four years to teach the young people and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 06/21/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Council Members: Mayor 'Disrespected' Council on Beale Bucks

For all we know, the Council is discussing those things. Unless you look up the minutes of each Council meeting, you can only know what's being discussed via the local media. The CA is no longer really local so they're not going to go too in-depth. And the Flyer only prints Council related news if one of the members showed their ass.

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Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

OK, Clyde, it's called hyperbole. I'm well aware that many businesses take pride in their grounds. But many don't. And, honestly, the litter problem is worse here than anywhere else I have lived - exponentially worse.
It's bad enough to see it on the road sides from careless drivers. But for it to be all over the place in parking lots and on sidewalks or storefronts is just infuriating.

Just because you haven't noticed the litter in the Kroger parking lot doesn't mean it's not there. Start looking for it and then you won't be able to not notice.
I can honestly only think of one Kroger store that I've been to that didn't have some amount of litter in the parking lot. That was the one at Winchester and Houston Levee. Every other Kroger I have been to has had some amount of garbage in the parking lot.

Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

Every parking lot in Shelby County is not littered and many businesses take pride in keeping their storefronts and parking areas clean. I never noticed litter in Kroger parking lots.

Posted by Clyde on 06/21/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Council Delays Plan to Axe UrbanArt Commission Contract

When will the zoo be held to reasonable standards for its funding? I guess letting the poor kids in for free on some Tuesdays is good enough for Boyd and Brown.

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Posted by Clyde on 06/21/2017 at 2:04 PM

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