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Re: “Man Arrested for Recording Police Interaction at Mall

State and local law allow private property owners to tell people to leave their property and not return; failure to comply is a violation of the law termed criminal trespass. Of course, this doesn't seem matter to a generation raised as semi-professional victims and martyrs.

Wolfchase is fighting a losing battle to not become another Southland, Raleigh Springs, Hickory Hill and Mall of Memphis. McKenzie and others, whether intentionally or not, are fighting to hasten that end.

And while attention is focused on this trivia, real hatred goes unreported in The Flyer:
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/fo…

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Posted by ALJ2 on 11/06/2018 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Deidre Malone in Talks to Handle Council Referenda Campaign

Excellent points, but you folks must be new to Memphis - this is just how we roll here.

But it is amazing how $30-40k in self-promotion by the Usual Clowns (or parking on the grass) can get people worked up when hundreds of $millions of tax money for pro sports facilities (and a bait shop) scarcely causes a commotion.

The Clowncil routinely hands out $millions to rich developers for office space the city doesn't need and housing most can't afford - and virtually no one seems to care.

By all means, please continue to fight the entrenched interests of the oligarchy that runs the City wherever they intrude upon our welfare. But until enough Memphians want to break their control over our city and our lives, successes will be few and small.

On the other hand, it should be a lovely Fall weekend. Enjoy the weather and the great things here.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 10/27/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Proposal to Use Alabama Plant for Power Raises Concern

Calling this particular plan "pie-in-the-sky" is actually being complimentary.

Avoiding the general debate over nuclear power versus other energy sources, I actually worked for TVA in the early to mid-1980s in the central engineering office in Knoxville (since de-centralized). Most of my work was on other plants but at one time I was the technical contract administrator for the control system for Bellefonte NP.

This plant is older than the Flyer articles have stated, with construction starting in the 1970s. During various deferrals, cancellations and what-have-you, Bellefonte has been thoroughly scavenged by other TVA plants and activities, and additional equipment sold for salvage and even scrap. Whatever is left is seriously aged and outdated.

When the last nuclear plants under construction in the eighties came on-line, their costs were generally in the $4-5 billion range. I just don't believe that given the age and state of Bellefonte NP, that it is economically (and possibly physically) viable to complete today - even at $8.8 billion ("loaned" by taxpayers based on a flimsy "plan").

To mystically come up with the idea of this scheme will work AND reduce MLGW power costs by half is absurd. Hopefully, MLGW and the City will not be taken in.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 10/17/2018 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Public Input Sought for Rust Hall, Brooks Museum

Memo to taxpayers: BOHICA.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 10/17/2018 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Spooky Times: Helpful Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

Here's ridiculous:
- A major political party has no trouble with Tip O'Neill stating in his autobiography that he drank so heavily while Speaker of the House that there were entire YEARS he had no memory of, but is appalled at Brett Kavanaugh's supposed high school and college drinking excesses. (And he threw ice at a bar once!)
- The same major party not having a qualm that Hillary Clinton was recorded laughing about having trashed a female rape victim on the witness stand in court, and repeatedly smeared the many women her husband exploited, abused and even raped. While they tell us we must believe unsubstantiated, uncorroborated accusations against Kavanaugh (after 30 years of acclaimed service and SIX FBI investigations) because there is no presumption of guilt for Republicans - and/or falsely accused white males on a college lacrosse team or in a fraternity.
- A Democratic Senator who lied for years about his military service tells Kavanaugh if he lied about college drinking he must be lying about everything.
- Hillary Clinton, who lied to the FBI, lied to Congress, and lied to the people about her server and emails, has just give up her security clearance before it was stripped from her. Just as Bill "I smoked pot but didn't inhale" Clinton gave up his law license before it was stripped from him due to his confession of perjury. How many conflicting stories did Ted Kennedy tell law enforcement about Chappaquiddick and the death of his "friend" Mary Jo Kopechne? Conclusion: the Republicans are all liars and don't deserve to be treated with civility by "tolerant and compassionate Liberals".

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Posted by ALJ2 on 10/14/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Chamber President Shot and Killed Downtown

Cracker - This is what The Flyer claims: "...the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information."

Perchance you don't consider the items I mentioned local news or information? And you do understand the Flyer adds and updates articles throughout the week via Al Gore's magnificent internet - not just once a week?

Or just what do you think "best" means? I would consider it to mean "most comprehensive and thorough" - not "carefully edited to present a false positive image of Memphis (and especially Midtown), etc." i.e., being cheerleaders rather than objective journalists.

When there are a series of armed robberies not 200 yards from my building, or Union is sprayed with gunfire not a 100 yards away, or there's gunfire at the Square (where I'm headed in a moment for brunch), those are much greater concerns of local news and information to me and my friends than tater tots.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 09/29/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: ““They’re Animals”: Trump Plays to His Base’s Worst Instincts

The subhuman reference was by Tim Sampson in his last Rant column. The idiot reference is in a Bruce VanW opinion piece a few issues later - where he kindly exempts his Trump-voting buddy who lets Bruce fly fish on his property.
I have previously made comments referencing these and not been contradicted.
Do your own homework.
Odd, from your posts you've never read a book, an article or had a college course - you just state your snarky opinions without any validation or reference to anything and that is supposed to be gospel.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 09/29/2018 at 10:46 AM

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