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Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Barb, supposed we wanted to build a giant statue celebrating the historical incidents of sodomy in your hometown. Would you welcome it as a teachable moment?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 11/24/2017 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Instead of removing the statues and confederate flag why arent they being used to teach history. Take them down and the history will never be told. Keep them and tell what you want about them. The removable of them just showed hate for a time in our history.

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Posted by Barbara Meadows Larson on 11/24/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

ThomasDixon1000,
Gee in large part, yes. Howz things working out for you?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 11/24/2017 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

See if you tear down the history of your country in the name of being offended, then you don't have to look at your own failed culture. Misdirection. Let me pose a question. Since segregation ended have the crime rates, birth rates, scholastic rates, literacy rates, nuclear family rates, drug abuse rates, or poverty rates improved or gotten worse for black people? Hmmmm?

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Posted by ThomasDixon1000 on 11/24/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

"Tunick",
And yet black folks are still free But thanks to computer technology you don't need them to cut and paste for you anymore. You are free at last!

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Posted by crackoamerican on 11/24/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

So you wish to tear down monuments and flags? Not because of the true History, but because of the hate you were taught. These men were soldiers of the United States Army, some with great recognition in the Mexican-American war. Now the state of Virginia voted not to secede until Lincoln ordered them to bring up a militia to fight their countrymen for seceding and put an invading army on her border. Being that Virginia had seceded from the United States these Virginians fought for their country which were the Confederate States. The hate you feel for slavery did not originate in the South, it had been a part of man since he walked upright. Villagers and Tribes took prisoners to do their work, the Vikings raiding the British Isles, the Moors invading Europe, The Romans during their time. The Coliseum was built by slave labor, as were the Pyramids, The Great Wall of China, and thousands of other monuments, do you wish to tear them down as well? At the time of the war, slavery was dying. It had been outlawed in England and it was no longer profitable in Brazil and Puerto Rico. Lincoln could have just let it die out, why didnt he? Because once the War had started he instituted an Income tax and doubled the Import tariffs on the South, because at this time the North was broke, and those that had disagreed with him he had locked up (over 3,000) one being the grandson of Francis Scott Key, he even had one Congressmen deported. The North had been living on the tariffs they charged the south, and they needed that money. Now if it had been over slavery, which was a secondary cause, because the North needed that cotton to keep its mills running, you might ask why they didnt use slaves to run the mills, because with the influx of immigrants in the North it was cheaper to pay them a small wage than to feed, clothe, house, and keep their health up and if they didnt want to work someone else would take their place. So the majority of slaves in the North were sold to the South. The North didnt want the runaway slaves or they wouldnt have passed the Fugitive Slave Act, twice. And some say that they fought for states rights so they could have slaves in the west but the Compromise had already settled that. If the war was over slavery, why didnt Lincoln free all slaves when he went into office, you should read some of his speeches to see what he thought about slaves. He passed the Emancipation Proclamation when he thought the North was losing because of the riots over the draft, he thought that the slaves would rise up and destroy the South. It caused the death of roughly a million former slaves. They were set free with no infrastructure, no food, clothing, shelter, or medicine. They migrated to Union camps who couldnt deal with them so they put them in Concentration camps like the Devils Pit where thousands died. And just a word about the KKK, once Lee surrendered the Confederate boys came home without even the right to vote sending a swarm of carpetbaggers and scalawags to the South. Where they used the blacks that couldnt read or write controlling them with the promise of their own land if they voted how they told them to, which increased the taxes on farms and plantations which were inevitably sold in tax sales, they were bought by rich northerners who share cropped the blacks. They not only set the price of the product but usually got half of what was raised. This is what the original KKK fought against. These monuments were not put up by million dollar corporations, they were put up by nickel and dime donations from the widows and children, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, to honor the memory of those who died. Not for white supremacy or because of the Jim Crow laws, thats a whole different story. At the time of the Civil War the census showed over 250,000 free blacks in the South, and 10% owned slaves. The largest plantation at the start of the war had over 200 slaves and it was owned by a black man. The first documented legal slaveholder in the Colonies was Anthony Johnson, a black man. Also at that time the census shows that only roughly an eighth of the households in the Confederacy owned slaves. So if you wish to put up plaques, put up the truth, does it bother you that your people were in chains or that your people put them there?

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Posted by Tunick on 11/24/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Happy Senior Day. Hope this group wins out. GTG!

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Posted by Salim Rivers on 11/24/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Open Containers of Alcohol Could Soon Be Allowed on Main Street

The Memphis running community is a positive for our city. Aside from health, most races and running events are for benefit of charities. People dont want to run the same few courses over and over. The move to limit venues and to make it more difficult to put on a race isnt a move forward.

Posted by Barry Roberson on 11/23/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Frank Ballard,
No one is saying that removing the statute will solve any of the myriad of social ills. Well Funk is, but few if any other suggest that the removal is anymore than getting rid of something that is very offensive to the majority of Memphians. Imagine a monument to someone who did something very bad to someone near and dear to you. It doesn't take away the consequences but it ceases to be constant celebration of it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/23/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Memphis Residents Could Pay Increased Water, Gas, Electric Rates Next Year

This is absolutely ridiculous and outrageous!!!! I could understand a slight increase but your talking 11.00 every month for over a million people that live in Memhis. I truly beleive you'll be raising a hell of a lot more money than 1 million dollars per year. Also just exactly how much is it going to cost for the research? I'm concerned this will turn into the same crap as the temporary wheel tax that we still pay every and y'all raised that another 25.00. You people are making it impossible for people to live, and your already asking for a pay raise or is this what the money is being used for!!!!!!!!?

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Posted by Sonia Coleman on 11/23/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Memphis Residents Could Pay Increased Water, Gas, Electric Rates Next Year

"With a 1.05 percent increase in rates, customers would pay an additional $11 a month."

If 1.05% of a monthly bill is $11, then the current monthly bill is $1,047.62.

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Posted by Herbert Kook on 11/23/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Mavericks 95, Grizzlies 94: Five Grumpy Thanksgiving Thoughts

You can't even go through the schedule and circle any wins now. The team is playing so bad that any win at this stage would be surprising rather than expected.

Take out Tyreke, Dillon, Brendan Wright, the current roster is a problem

Gasol is moody player with mood swings. Has shown no inclination to be a leader of this team and does not seem to have the temprament

Conley is not going to be any better than last year even when fully fit. So not much should be expected of it

Any goods Parson produces is bonus as not much is expected of him

McLemore does not look like that he will blossom in this system.

Ennis, Green, J. Martin, Harrison are hardly fit for second unit let alone playing as starters. They may need a great coach to get the best out of them. Fizz does not have it

Selden is going to be same as Ennis, McLemore, and Green.. Lot of hope and wishful thinking but their true talent is to be not a starter player.

Coach Fizzdale has shown no tactical or strategic mastery in this season. The team never gets a set play right.
He is not able to tell some of his players to stop shooting threes.
Timeout are ill-timed
Quarters are badly lost with no inspiration
He is not able to develop leaders.
Ball stops moving so often and players jacking up shot or playing iso

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Posted by PSHARMA1 on 11/23/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “MPD Does Not Have Passenger Policy For Traffic Stops

How does a false complaint filed by a criminal felon ( Irene Bryant Minniefield/McKinney/Roscoe) in 2009 become a warrant in 2015 after #DarriusStewart is kidnapped & killed by a racist cop. I nor Darrius Stewart had any knowledge of a complaint. How did Darrius Stewart have a juvenile warrant without me having any knowledge of it in 2009? How was a juvenile warrant created without law enforcers/child protective services/social workers, investigators contacting his legal guardian, his mother. There was No investigation conducted, Darrius was never questioned/arrested/charged for the alleged crime, trial date set, etc. The city of Iowa, Irene McKinney, her children & others knew exactly where I was after her husband ( Chris Roscoe ) & his brother tried to kill our brother, she was accessory to this crime. This is why she lied on my son ( Darrius Stewart) cause she felt as though I was out to hurt her by telling people the truth.
I know #Justice & #Truth already belongs to #DarriusStewart

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Posted by Mary Stewart on 11/23/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “MPD Does Not Have Passenger Policy For Traffic Stops

How does a false complaint filed by a criminal felon ( Irene Bryant Minniefield/McKinney/Roscoe) in 2009 become a warrant in 2015 after #DarriusStewart is kidnapped & killed by a racist cop. I nor Darrius Stewart had any knowledge of a complaint. How did Darrius Stewart have a juvenile warrant without me having any knowledge of it in 2009? How was a juvenile warrant created without law enforcers/child protective services/social workers, investigators contacting his legal guardian, his mother. There was No investigation conducted, Darrius was never questioned/arrested/charged for the alleged crime, trial date set, etc. The city of Iowa, Irene McKinney, her children & others knew exactly where I was after her husband ( Chris Roscoe ) & his brother tried to kill our brother, she was accessory to this crime. This is why she lied on my son ( Darrius Stewart) cause she felt as though I was out to hurt her by telling people the truth

Posted by Mary Stewart on 11/23/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Reginald Milton

Reginald is a class act. Proud he represents Memphis so well.

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Posted by Dave Cambron on 11/23/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Elvis at 82

I know elvis is alive im pschic plus everybody says i look like elvis not just lookalikes i look like the real deal me and him have a lot of concidences my father was taurus the bull like his mother my father is may 5 she is april 25 his father is april 10 aries my mother is gemini may 28 but in chinese astrology shes a ram im a leo aug 11 but my rising sign is capricorn i could mastermind it like he did i would escape like he did people driving me crazy plus they made a mistake with my middle name allan with two lls supposed to be just one i my godmother named me after alan ladd and i like karate guns like him plus i was into captain marvel like him plus he liked captain marvel jr cause he was handicapped thats why he wore a cape trying to be a super hero its scary its like im reincarnated when i go to graceland and see lisa marie and pricella presely there gonna be shocked and i think hes behind the red door upstairs cause my friends said they dont yet you up there they have guards watching probably shoot you if you try to get up there so im predicting he will come out soon cause my mind is like his i know what he is gonna do The End For Now Bye!

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Posted by Robert Warmouth on 11/23/2017 at 2:24 AM

Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Losing the seniors is part of the plan, let's pray we keep our coach and staff.
Thanks to all the seniors, we appreciate you guys.

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Posted by Jim N Sue Payne on 11/22/2017 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Hello Boris! FCC Clears the Way for Right Wing Sinclair's Channel 3 Takeover

The newscasts are basically redundant featuring only "scanner chasing stories". Send the field reporter to the scene of the accident or shooting. Want to improve the image of Memphis? Present more interesting stories. Have the reporters actually search for appealing stories other than "the same old song and dance" of violence in the plagued city. Examine larger markets such as Dallas and you will see better journalism.

Posted by Lee Garner on 11/22/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “City Council Looks to Ensure Good Portion of Public Art Money Goes to Local Artists

Just for the record, Chairman Boyd, UrbanArt Commission is not a "quasi-government" entity. Just because our community sees the wisdom in investing in great public art and supports financially that mission, it doesn't make them a quasi-government. Also, government getting involved in arts decisions is almost never a good thing.

Posted by TJonesMfs on 11/22/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Open Containers of Alcohol Could Soon Be Allowed on Main Street

Seems extreme to think the choices are 14 days or 90 days.

Posted by TJonesMfs on 11/22/2017 at 5:00 PM

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