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Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

@yoyo moi, Please explain how naming the city that has a backlog of "DNA evidence of 12,000 rapes going back almost 30 years", is racist.

Posted by Hugh on 04/16/2014 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

When my 5 yr old son had swollen and painful knees from a virus this year and nothing seemed to help, we put freshly sliced onion in his socks and within 15 minutes the swelling had gone down and he was feeling much better. I started oil pulling a couple of weeks ago and my mouth is much healthier and no bad breath. That dumbass who claims water does the same thing has no idea what he is talking about. Sometimes things work BEFORE science figures out how or why, derp.

Posted by HappyHimitsu on 04/16/2014 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Senator Frist Has Great Plan for Reducing Abortions, Just in Other Countries

This means Frist thinks Timbuktu is more accepting of progressive ideas than Tennessee.
True.

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Posted by accipiter on 04/16/2014 at 1:18 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Flash Boys, Retweet Rules, and Everybody Talk About Pop Music

Another good link:http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-finds-earth-located-in-lamest-part-of-univer,35688/

PARIS—"Citing factors ranging from the dumb, ugly asteroid belt separating the terrestrial planets from the gas giants, to the super-boring and practically empty interstellar medium extending in nearly every direction, new research published Wednesday by the International Astronomical Union has concluded that Earth is located in “by far the lamest” region of the observable universe. “Despite years of intensive analysis, we have failed to uncover even a single pulsar, black hole, lenticular galaxy, binary star system, quasar, or any other cool stuff within 50 light years of this stupid dump of a solar system,” read the study, which noted that to date, no telescope—either ground-based or in earth orbit—has been able to locate a portion of space more dull and tiresome than our own. “Maybe if we were a little closer to the center of the Milky Way galaxy instead of piddling away on one of its lame-ass outer arms, that’d be one thing, but we are right smack-dab in the middle of nowhere."

We're probably the laughing stock of the universe. Pitiful.

Posted by yoyo moi on 04/16/2014 at 12:33 AM

Re: “White privilege, ethnic kabuki and old problems with the New Nashville

Great article! It needed to be said, and it was said well!

Posted by Allie Marie on 04/15/2014 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Proposed Charter Amendments Include Shrinking Council, Clarifying Fairgrounds Situation

Since being a metro council member is second job for most members - I can't imagine that reducing the number of council members and increasing the number of constituents per council member will result in better representation....in fact ......I predict things will be worse. Unless of course, we want to increase their salaries and make being a council member their only job.

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Posted by Retriever-alert on 04/15/2014 at 10:01 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

If we're going to have a criminal justice system, we need to property fund a criminal justice system. Anything less is a betrayal of the citizenry.

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Posted by Min on 04/15/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

I only intended to say we can not afford all the things we would like to do. The board's eagerness to do good and avoid guilt is sometines incomprehensible.

Most on this board have rarely encountered a real or preceived injustice, or better yet, a chance to spend tax dollars that they could not find true necessity.

I'll repeat myelf:

"B Phillips is in charge of the go fund me list. And, it is long but easy to get on."

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Posted by john on 04/15/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Flash Boys, Retweet Rules, and Everybody Talk About Pop Music

A link you missed:

"WASHINGTON, DC (April 15, 2014) — The nation's prolonged flow of legal immigration has changed – and continues to change – the political landscape. A new Center for Immigration Studies report, 'Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012', finds that each one percentage-point increase in the immigrant share of a large county's population reduces the Republican share of the two-party presidential vote by an average of nearly 0.6 percentage points.

"This shift is relatively uniform throughout the country, from California to Texas to Florida, regardless of the local party's stance on immigration. It is due to immigrant communities' lopsided support for big-government policies, which are more closely aligned with progressives than with conservatives. As a result, survey data show a two-to-one party identification with Democrats over Republicans. Increased immigration also significantly expands the low-income population, making voters overall more supportive of redistributive policies championed by Democrats to support disadvantaged populations...."

http://www.cis.org/immigration-impacts-on-…

Posted by Donna Locke on 04/15/2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “As the city grapples with public transportation, Nashville neighborhoods want more attention for sidewalks

I was lucky to grow up in a city where sidewalks were the norm.

Nashville's glaring absence of sidewalks was one of the first things I noticed when I moved here decades ago. While there has been some improvement, many if not most of Nashville's sidewalks are not readily repaired once they fall into disrepair.

Public works will keep on top of the situation, though, when a citizen takes the time to call.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

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Posted by stacyharris on 04/15/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

There is something missing here. Are these kits in question from crimes that haven't been solved, have been solved, or both? If the perpetrators have been arrested, what need is there? If the perpetrators haven't been arrested then its dereliction of office and duty not to have them tested for DNA. But to bring special attention to Memphis is downright racist.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/15/2014 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

Damn the bastards! You should destroy your HCP in protest.

Posted by yoyo moi on 04/15/2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Proposed Charter Amendments Include Shrinking Council, Clarifying Fairgrounds Situation

The Council voted tonight to defer the resolution to the meeting on May 20. It now goes to the Charter Revision Commission for consideration.

Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

john, you made a claim about "important" rape cases and then immediately backed away when challenged, saying you have no idea what that means. Would you like to use Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" definition?

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

At the end of the day, all that really matters is that Jones Lang LaSalle gets promptly paid.

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Posted by Puttingonthefoil on 04/15/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Scavenger,

I have no idea. That is not the point and you and the Pragster know it. It is hard to understand but it appears you are going to just have to live with it.

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Posted by john on 04/15/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Posthumous For Once and for All out July 15; Hear 'Let the Chips Fall'

Clement's "Let the Chips Fall" is a great song--the '60s Charley Pride version is one of Pride's best moments. Sounds awesome!

Posted by edd on 04/15/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

scavendish, you just got my vote for the best comment of the day.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Serious question: Which ones are important, John?

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Posted by scavendish on 04/15/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Sooner or later the majority on this board is going to understand they can not have everything they want. The conservatives in power in Tenn are teaching this hard lesson.

We will all be better for it. At $500 a pop plus a labor intensive exercise it may be many will never be done. That does not mean the important kits/cases are not done.

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Posted by john on 04/15/2014 at 5:40 PM

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