J Thom 
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Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

Some of the prior mean-spirited comments, which likely could have only come from kids under the age of 15 based on the assessment of their maturity level, really don't contribute anything to reasonable, public discourse. Sorry, but the whole tough guy mentality and telling people to shut up in such a threatening way doesn't really have any effect through the internet, lol.

And men absolutely should be accountable for their role in causing any pregnancy, just as the life of that precious child should be loved and protected, that itself is an excellent point.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

@CL, it's totally cool if you disagree with my perspective, and I'm happy to discuss/debate respectfully, but it's glaringly obvious you cherry picked my examples and focused on nothing else.

I understand this is such a difficult and personal topic, and certainly was not one where I intended to isolate a political party, or a non-profit organization in our community, but I did share my perspective in a most honest way possible and I regret nothing of sharing high hopes/aspirational goals of people from any background, including ones for whom the thought of abortion may have been considered during their conception.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

@CL, please reread my comment in it's entirety and if you wish to speak on a more adult level, I'm happy to engage in the dialog.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

It is not an effort to take away any woman's rights. I fully support a woman's right to choose, and what she does with her womb is nobody's business but hers. But when a human life is entered into the picture, it is everybody's business, and that life is precious, and should be protected. That life could be the next president of the U.S., or the next NBA All-Star, or perhaps the next St. Jude Scientist who finds a cure for cancer. And to think, that life could be taken because of decisions of the person who is carrying it to birth. That makes me cringe.

This shouldn't be a partisan politics issue. The Democratic party has many good ideas, but their stance is a horrible one on this issue.

Planned Parenthood does good work helping women, but they have a horrible position on this issue which ruins the reputation of their organization.

The State lawmarkers are right on this issue. Please stop this forum!

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Posted by J Thom on 04/02/2019 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Community Group Plans March in Protest of Memphis 3.0

Perhaps we can run FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, and other high-paying job companies to the African American community out of town, so that the city will declare bankruptcy and current local amenities that we moved to town for (Shelby Farms, Botanical Gardens, Overton Square, Memphis Zoo, Beale St, pretty much everything downtown) will go to trash. Then we will see property values become affordable to Ms. Atwater's liking, albeit bankruptcy may still handicap the city from investing in soon-to-be graffiti-laced parks in gang-infested areas. Though no one will want to live here because the town will become a dogpile of trash, but that appears to be what Ms. Atwater and her group want in the matter. Way to represent our best interests!

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Posted by J Thom on 03/29/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Council Ends Impasse Over District 1 Seat

cracko, maybe if Edmund Ford Sr. fulfilled the minor qualification of simply obeying the law, then he'd be acceptable. I never thought that'd be too much to ask of my elected officials.

Posted by J Thom on 01/10/2019 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Council Ends Impasse Over District 1 Seat

It is very encouraging to see the results of the appointments that have added two women and three African American candidates to the City Council, though the Hispanic, Latino, and other minority groups in the Memphis community remain unrepresented.

It would be beneficial to receive a breakdown of who voted for each candidate that was elected, as only some votes for a candidate who didn't win for District 6 are mentioned.

It is very discouraging to see that several council members opted to vote for a candidate, Edmund Ford Sr, who has been arrested and convicted for bribery during a previous stint on the same council. Even though he didn't win, votes for him are deserving of public reprimand. Our elected officials should exercise better discretion than this, or they should be voted out.

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Posted by J Thom on 01/09/2019 at 8:44 AM

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