Otis Farrell 
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Re: “Memphis: Becoming a Real City of Good Abode

Are you nuts????

Memphis has morphed into a filthy, crime ridden, "3rd Worldlike" city with one of the lousiest school systems in the entire country. Employers have their hands full trying to find employables who can perform intellectually at better than a Grade 5 level.

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 01/11/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “AFSCME Endorsement Question Remains Open

Very good point, LWC.

That's where the money went. Political contributions have to be approved by local union leadership.

"What's In Yo Wallet", Wilkins???

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 07/31/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “New Plans Ease Sting of City Benefits Cuts

Folks, what this all boils down to is: "Who is going to pay for retirees healthcare expenses?"

Will it be the taxpayers in the highest taxed, and poorest, big city in this state or will it be the retirees?

I believe City employees pay the Medicare portion of the Social Security tax, so they are eligible for Medicare. They should be signing up for medicare and, if they want, should get a supplemental policy.

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 07/31/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “The Dumbing of America

You forget the Scandinavian countries are all clustered at the top of the pile too.

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 01/12/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Dumbing of America

The United States asks too much from students at the bottom of the intellectual pile, asks the wrong things from those in the middle, and asks too little from those at the top of the intellectual pile.

We deploy our education assets very, very inefficiently, ... spending way too much on the lowest performers while largely ignoring the students with the greatest potential.

This is why US students have fallen way behind their counterparts in academic expertise and performance. We used to be at, or near, the top of the rankings on academic performance. Not any longer.

The impact of this lousy approach to education is just beginning to be seen in our international economic performance. Stay tuned, ...

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 01/12/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

You're off your rocker, OTP!

I've never seen the show, but was quite delighted to see A&E and Cracker Barrel back off their initial kneejerk PC reaction to anyone who makes a comment which one of our protected species may not like.

I say ... grow up and behave like responsible adults. The old "sticks & stones" mantra is still applicable.

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 12/26/2013 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Germantown Pitches to Retain All Its Schools, but the School Board Says No

Everyone needs to quit puzzyfooting around this mess and git er done!

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Posted by Otis Farrell on 10/30/2013 at 2:21 PM

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