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Re: “U of M Professor Receives $1M to Study Alcoholism in Young Adults

Mullins is right. He's done enough experimenting with alcohol no further research is needed.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/11/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “U of M Professor Receives $1M to Study Alcoholism in Young Adults

And this study hasn't been done before somewhere else?

Posted by CL Mullins on 07/10/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

One axiom of life. If something starts out wrong it tends to stay wrong.

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Posted by jrgolden on 07/10/2017 at 11:44 AM

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

@James Black

"Never had former military training"

Explains why the South lost, in a nutshell.

I get it, though. I mean, the Confederates loved black people, they used to bring them over by the boatload.


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Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/10/2017 at 7:57 AM

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

My favorite part is where James Black said Forrest had 70 men in his cavalry and most of them were black. Not that the idea that the klan was started to protect freed slaves from yankees isn't full blown lunacy. But that is my pick and right or wrong, I'm sticking to it.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/10/2017 at 5:58 AM

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

By Roger K. Broxton of Andalusia, president of the Confederate Heritage Fund

Abraham Lincoln repeatedly stated his war was caused by taxes only, and not by slavery, at all.

"My policy sought only to collect the Revenue (a 40 percent federal sales tax on imports to Southern States under the Morrill Tariff Act of 1861)." reads paragraph 5 of Lincoln's First Message to the U.S. Congress, penned July 4, 1861.

"I have no purpose, directly or in-directly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so," Lincoln said it his first inaugural on March 4 of the same year.

There is no proof of Lincoln ever declaring the war was fought to abolish slavery, and without such an official statement, the war-over-slavery teaching remains a complete lie and offensive hate speech that divides Americans, as is being done now by the media and politicians regarding the Confederate flag in South Carolina.

Slavery was NOT abolished; just the name was changed to sharecropper with over 5 million Southern whites and 3 million Southern blacks working on land stolen by Wall Street bankers.

White, black, Indian, Hispanic, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Confederates valiantly stood as one in thousands of battles on land and sea. Afterwards, they attended Confederate Veterans' reunions together and received pensions from Southern States.

Photos of black Confederate veterans may be seen in Alabama's Archives in Scrapbook - 41st Reunion of United Confederate Veterans, Montgomery, June 2,3,4 and 5, 1931."

Lincoln did not claim slavery was a reason even in his Emancipation Proclamations on Sept. 22, 1862, and Jan. 1, 1863. Moreover, Lincoln's proclamations exempted a million slaves under his control from being freed (including General U.S. Grant's four slaves) and offered the South three months to return to the Union (pay 40 percent sales tax) and keep their slaves. None did. Lincoln affirmed his only reason for issuing was: "as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said (tax) rebellion."

Mrs. Grant wrote in her personal memoirs: "We rented our pretty little home (in St. Louis) and hired out our four servants to persons whom we knew and who promised to be kind to them. Eliza, Dan, Julia and John belonged to me. When I visited the General during the War, I nearly always had Julia with me as nurse."

Lincoln declared war to collect taxes in his two presidential war proclamations against the Confederate States, on April 15 and 19th, 1861: "Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out and the laws of the United States for the collection of the revenue cannot be effectually executed therein."

On Dec. 25, 1860, South Carolina declared unfair taxes to be a cause of secession: "The people of the Southern States are not only taxed for the benefit of the Northern States, but after the taxes are collected, three-fourths (75%) of them are expended at the North (to subsidize Wall Street industries that elected Lincoln)." (Paragraphs 5-8)

It was on April 8, 1861, that Lincoln, alone, started the war by a surprise attack on Charleston Harbor with a fleet of warships, led by the USS Harriet Lane, to occupy Fort Sumter, a Federal tax collection fort in the territorial waters of South Carolina and then invaded Virginia.

On April 29, 1861, President Jefferson Davis described the South's response of self-defense in his Message To the Confederate States Congress: "I directed a proposal to be made to the commander of Fort Sumter that we would abstain from directing our fire on Fort Sumter if he would promise not to open fire on our forces unless first attacked. This proposal was refused." (Paragraphs 8-9)

The only reason the South ever gave for fighting was in self-defense of the voluntary Union of independent States, as symbolized then by the U.S. Flag.

Secession (withdrawal from a voluntary union) and war are two very different events.

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Posted by James Black on 07/10/2017 at 4:24 AM

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

Funkbrs,actually Forrest was a tactical genius who fought numerous battles with few loses,had 70 men in his cavalry,38 of whom were black. His tactics are still studied in west point,and btw,he never had former military training. He started the kkk as a way of helping freed men protect themselves from northern carpetbaggers. It was later in life he denounced the Klan because of what northern democrasts turned it into

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Posted by James Black on 07/10/2017 at 4:21 AM

Re: “The Amazing Rhythmatics

Amazing Rythmatics is a fantastic band! Did a version of Wrap It Up was amazing. Learned something, Sam and Dave originally recorded it. If you are on Beale street and see them playing somewhere, definitely sit down and listen!

Posted by Ginger Arrington on 07/10/2017 at 12:01 AM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

How surprising it is that a Shakesperean like yourself did not find an illustrrtive quotation from the appropriately named character in "A Midsummer Night's Dream!"

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 07/09/2017 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Hey Jamie -

Your quote: "we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it..."

Then your last paragraph...some story,huh?

A little introspection would serve you well.

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Posted by Shane of Memphis on 07/09/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Buyer’s Market

MLG&W seems to be in bully mode lately. After reading their President bash his own meter readers and their union over the Smartmeter fiasco, now we read of this bullying in an area which has even less ability to fight back. There is plenty of vacant and blighted land in this town for MLG&W to purchase. No need to utterly destroy this neighborhood. This is disgusting. There WILL be pushback on this. And thank you, Flyer, for reporting this. Please stay with this story.

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Posted by MemphisTigers on 07/09/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Brilliantly written. Whatever you do, don't stop writing and advocating.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 07/09/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “ Spider-Man: Homecoming

Well, I've finally gotten old enough that Aunt May is hot.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/09/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Time for Town Halls on Health Care

I, (Jim Wade of Memphis) attended the town hall and found it to be very informative. Thank you IBEW for providing the space. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Memphis Center for Independence, Mid South Adapt, The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Tennessee Justice, Indivisible Memphis, Copper Coalition, and others were represented. Unfortunately, none of our current elected Federal or State representatives attended or even sent anyone to represent them. Alexander and Corker were represented by Cardboard Cutouts. The best presentation, in my opinion was given, by Aften Ben (not sure if I spelled her name correctly) with the Tennessee Justice Center, regarding the Republican Health Care(less) plan, (BCRA).

Aften Presented a detailed slide show with Quotes from Republican Senators, showing how their quotes are false and the BCRA is a Tax Cut for the Richest one 1% at the expense Tens of Millions of Americans.

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Posted by Jim Wade on 07/08/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Little Big Town

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It is very refreshing to hear this buzz of positivity about the intimate treasures of our home-Memphis.

Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Mr. Wiggins, this is superbly written. I absolutely agree that,as you put it, there are dead and dying black people everywhere. If I might add, there is an enormous amount of death and dying, not only in the black community, but in all due to a lack of understanding, truth, pride in the right things,fear,and just plain,old ignorance. I salute you for being brave enough to speak your truth. We need now to be active to expose and refuse to accept the lies that have been handed to us,and it starts within.

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Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

MS Strong, let's see if each young black man has 23 children, minus those incarcerated at 14, plus those having triplets at 13....whoa you're going to have to build a bigger wall. Maybe Trump can front you some concrete from the big job site. But liiks like you'll have to build it yourself.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

That's some overview ya got there.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/08/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

I grew up there, I'm so tired of being the white victim....
The ones pointing fingers and writing these type of articles are insulting because of the closed minded ideals that all whites are privileged, slow down, it's not true......

No matter what we do to make things better, from as little to give a kid a ride, to donate our time, our money, we are hated... we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it... we all put our weight in our family's word right.....

Just had a very deep conversation with a woman yesterday...she feeds these children all summer because programs end after school is out. She's white, and afraid sometimes.... she stated" it's a cultural difference" one black man had 23 children. most young black girls are pregnant by 8th grade.... here in Shelby county...... the father does NOT support any of them, not one..... but, in his culture, he's seen as someone on a pedestal, a heiarchy, because that's how they view themselves. She continues,,,,,, until the adults change, the children will not!!!!!!

Very profound words, very!!!!!

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 07/07/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

That so eloquently but unfortunately describes many cities in this great country of ours.

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Posted by ViWhi on 07/07/2017 at 7:40 PM

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