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Re: “TVA Finds High Arsenic, Lead Levels Near New Wells

Tom Volinchak, go read the comments by the preeminent scientist on Memphis groundwater on the Commercial Appeal. I think his credentials way outweigh yours. Wait, what are your scientific credentials again?

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/12/2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Buyer’s Market

There is lots of empty acreage over on the south side of the interstate loop. Both around the Old American Way Mall area and across from that where Samuel's Furniture Warehouse sits. Why not rebuild over there?

Posted by Susan Pittman P on 07/12/2017 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

He is suing for breach of contract and discrimination. The school will $$$$$ettle this case without admitting fault and continue to practice their own special brand of "Christianity" whether it correlates to Jesus's teachings or not.

GO LANCE! I hope you win big and have enough money from those bigots to live comfortably with your future hubby and give them their due thumping =)

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Posted by Hoyle McCain on 07/12/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “TVA Finds High Arsenic, Lead Levels Near New Wells

Thank goodness there are enough sensible people who do not deny things like hard cold science and how fracking contaminates deep well aquifers by breaching their barriers. I suppose they even advocate for the gas company shills and fact deniers too.... Funny how they whine and scream "fake science" but when their own drinking water starts catching fire right out of their taps and their kids, loved ones and animals are all sick and dying from strange illnesses they seem to make a miraculous turnabout.

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Posted by Hoyle McCain on 07/12/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “TVA Finds High Arsenic, Lead Levels Near New Wells

Idiots on a witch hunt. God forbid anyone introduce science into the conversation.

But hey Don Quixote charge on, charge on!

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Posted by Tom Volinchak on 07/12/2017 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Silky Sullivan Passes Away

Silky was a true gentleman and a true Irishman. Buckets of integrity and always ran a fine and decent establishment. May the angels enjoy your company. Hoyle McCain

Posted by Hoyle McCain on 07/12/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “MLGW Will Begin Automatically Rounding up Bills in January

This will end up like many other things we pay for on MLGW bills only to find out that the money was used for something else that MLGW sees as more important. Opt out!!!
Such as Crosstown funding
$900,000 is being taken from the storm water fund, $500,000 from the MLGW street light fund, and $1.5 million from the street work fund. Just my thoughts.

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Posted by Jackie Phillips on 07/12/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “MLGW Will Begin Automatically Rounding up Bills in January

Vivian has a point. I would think such donations could be used as a deductible charitable contribution. Will MLGW also be providing documentation to all customers that clearly define the amount being "donated"?

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/12/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “MLGW Will Begin Automatically Rounding up Bills in January

That is terrible. It is like forced charitable contributions and should not be allowed. We should always be able to direct our donations where we want to. Just my opinion.

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Posted by Vivian Wilk on 07/12/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Does Anyone Remember This TV Show?

My kindergarten class was on Pride of the Southland in '57 or '58. We all playet little precision instruments as our teacher played "Fly Little Glow Worm" on the piano. We all loved Trent Wood.

Posted by Debbie Jones Hansen on 07/11/2017 at 8:45 PM

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

Thank you Dr Funk

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/11/2017 at 4:12 PM

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

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