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Re: “A Vanderbilt Dumpster diver loses his right to rummage

"It's not like you're talking about homeless or lower class people doing this," LaSalle says. "It's young married couples with nice cars and fairly nice clothes, fitting whatever they can in the back of their trucks and cars."

So it's suddenly okay to dumpster dive when the middle and upper class take an interest in it? What an asshole.

Posted by Ivy on 05/22/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “A Vanderbilt Dumpster diver loses his right to rummage

and we have Deb over here acting like trash collection is a lucrative enterprise // this dogmatic cycle of consuming by buying tvs,refrigerators,etcetera and then wasting is of course being taken advantage of by a tiny percentile of middle // lower class divers that are out there trying to put bread on the table or gin in their bellies or cheap Van Gogh on the wall. fuck the police for staying the divers hands (protecting the quasi "dumpster" assets), and fuck the garbage workers for complaining that their could some how be a shortage of garbage, if anything our landfills need to stop,... well being filled so much. I'm laughing at you Deb // Why would divers incessantly want Goodwill or Salvation Army snagging the goods //by diving, we're eliminating the middle man and the chance for the "non profits" to reap a dollar, all for the benefit of WE the people. Goodwill is indeed an asset to the lower class, I don't deny this. I get the trespassing, as lame as it is. just bring a dumpster spotter, so now one gets hurt or thrown away. or put a enter at your own risk sign on the damn dumpster. = )

Posted by Seymour on 01/27/2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Nolensville Plays Hardball With Family Over Ballpark Right-of-Way

I feel this us a tragedy to the family and community of Nolensville. Taken a small piece of land on someone's property isn't going to help with access to the ballpark. This was stupid, wrong, and spitefull to a dead man who left a house and property for family to enjoy. I bet the mayor is happy its not her land. If its not your property don't attack the Jobe family, question the criminal mayor.

Posted by deny on 09/25/2013 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Tent City, Tennessee

i use to hang out in quite alot of "tent cities"(on the cumberland,lots of places in inglewood,etc etc) and i would have to say..i have not met one person wanting to go back to "the real world"..they just want to stay right where they are getting drunk and high..

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Posted by nobody important on 10/15/2012 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Even after a sex-abuse scandal, NHC Bristol nursing home employees still don't know how to handle abuse allegations

Amazing! Brenda Bagley rears her head again!

When my wife was being abused at Northern Virginia's Inova Fairfax hospital, we begged Medicare for help to get her removed from Inova and transferred elsewhere because she was being abused and we feared she would be killed. Medicare sent an inspection team, via its contractor the VA Bd of Health, to the hospital. My wife, while tied up to her bed and in the 'custody' of an Inova sitter, received a black eye at Inova the day the inspectors left.

We finally were able to get a copy of the inspection report from Brenda Bagley approximately 60 days later and after my wife, in fact, did die. The report showed that two of our Immediate Jeopardy complaints were substantiated and the balance of nine or so were not. The report found that my wife had been starved - no caloric intake whether by mouth, by IV or by feeding tube - for a week with the nurses, according to medical records obtained later, dutifully recording, every two hours, that she was receiving no nutrition. My wife lost over 30 pounds, 1/3 of her body weight during that time. This was done against her will or the family's knowledge.

(By the way, when we filed formal complaints to the VA Bd of Nursing specifically against 15-20 of the nurse's licenses for failure to act on their lawful duty as a Mandatory Reporter, the board though they found that only one even said anything to her supervisor, exonerated all - guess it doesn't matter if VA licensed healthcare provider know their duty under the mandatory reporting regs or not when there is no enforcement but I digress)

The State inspectors also found that my wife was illegally restrained for 3 weeks and that wound care/infectious disease was deficient. Nonetntheless, Bagley passed and my wife remained a hostage at Inova while they refused to transfer her. Some months later, via a Freedom of Information request, we found that the report we had received had been altered and that actually the report found 9 of our Immediate Jeopardy complaints substantiated and that the original report had also been altered to delete whole paragraphs of findings. Bagley's departmental response was to blame "typos".

My wife also received a sacral pressure sore while at Inova (she was paralyzed from the chest down and unable to move herself even when she wasn't tied up) It progressed to the size of a dinner plate and was staged at a Stage IV. The nursing notes state that you could see her spine. Wound care at Inova, per the wound care nurse McCray, only works 3 days per week and even then my wife was not seen that often. Doctor's orders for wound care were ignored.

I won't go into all the other complaints that were substantiated other than to say that Inova tracked a lung tumor and its growth and its spread from their very first radiology on June 27, 2011 to her discharge to a FL facility near her home in FL on Sept 27, 2011. The records we've gotten show more than 2 dozen xrays with radiology notations recommending followup testing. Her medical record is littered with notations of suspected cancer, need for biopsies, PET scans, thoracentisis etc., yet nothing was done. My wife was not informed nor was the family. Incredibly, Inova's discharge documents furnished to the receiving FL facility never mentioned their cancer suspicions, their notations of follow up testing suggestions nor the gaping pressure ulcer. The nurse on the plane transporting her to FL noticed it and contacted (in tears) the receiving facility that they needed a special bed.

The discharge summary did note however that my wife had had a coronary bypass which she hadn't as her family and the lack of a chest scar could attest. Nonetheless this notation created a great deal of confusion etc for about a week at the receiving facility while we convinced them that Inova was just plain wrong. Her home hospital in FL did a thoracentisis the day after her admission and the day after that informed my wife and myself that she had extensive stage small cell cancer. Despite starting chemo that same day, my wife passed away less than 6 weeks later.

Her treatment and the subsequent abuse of the regulatory system was investigate by the Associated Press. A part of her story (space limitations) can be read here http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/invest…{%22471409779547831%22%3A382800971790047}&action_type_map={%22471409779547831%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map=[]
and other media are picking up on it and hopefully will expand the story.

Posted by Allen J. Van Putten on 10/03/2012 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Nashville Symphony Orchestra sparkles in Carnegie Hall premieres of Riley, Ives pieces

John, Thanks for your insight. I listened to last night's concert via computer, and I couldn't believe my ears. The performances all were so much better than what I heard at the Schermerhorn, even via lap top speakers. I thought it was just me, but it seems that it was not. The NSO and Tracy Silverman were simply magnificent. What a joy to hear them. I just wish I could have been in the audience at Carnegie.

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Posted by garyallanstewart on 05/13/2012 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Tent City, Tennessee

To all the stupid people that comment just bc they can, my son is in fact living in one of these god forsaken places. Is there nothing anyone can do? he has a job but, cant afford to live in a nice apartment like some of you who are dumb enough to say awful stuff ab them. screw you and your nice warm beds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by becca t. on 09/24/2011 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Nigerian Romance: Your new online beau is tall, dark, handsome – and a fraud.

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Posted by kevinchen on 04/21/2011 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Garbage Time: Slumming it in basketball purgatory with Jan van Breda Kolff

Who needs practice? This guy does. There should be an NCAA Show-Cause order attached to him because of what he did at St. Bonaventure.

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Posted by Yankeetrash on 03/04/2011 at 5:27 PM

Re: “More Fear and Loathing in Oak Hill

maybe judy danner should ask the advice of bob clement about this-- they share much in common and were great buddies from 1985 onward.

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Posted by mg on 12/28/2010 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Nigerian Romance: Your new online beau is tall, dark, handsome – and a fraud.

I am so sorry you fell for this MY mother in law is at the hands of a scammer now

Posted by Janet69 on 08/30/2010 at 7:26 PM

Re: “From NFL cheerleader to Playboy—earning the boobs that kick-started a career

Her Story is an absolute lie. She worked for Classic Muscle for three weeks, trusted with Millions of dollars of work, staff and money. She failed; changed the Name of the Company, stole everything in site, charged the customers for work never done and Got sued by Dan Eller, landlord of the Building for over $18,000. and couldn't even complete any work.
All this is Public Record, Mr Nezer has had to go and collect and correct everything done by Her and the so called staff.
She has VOP, Doctor Shopping Drug Charges and Fugative from the Law charges.
Her and her Family is a bunch of Drug Additics and Thieves. We have everything On record and documentation, she is being investigated.

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Posted by Classic Muscle on 08/04/2010 at 11:37 AM

Re: “A Vanderbilt Dumpster diver loses his right to rummage

The trash is the property of the company that owns the dumpsters. I work for a dumpster company and we recycle. We depend on the income from what is in the dumpster. Most people don't realize they are stealing when they are taking things out of the dumpsters. Please remember, the dumpster companies are in business to make a profit as well and when you go in and remove this stuff it is the same as if you were in their facility hauling off whatever you felt like taking. Yes, even the contents of the dumpsters does belong to someone.

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Posted by Deb on 05/10/2010 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Tent City, Tennessee

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Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Well done.
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Posted by camping tents on 04/29/2010 at 11:15 AM

Re: “For women, there’s childbirth as a mark of gender distinction. For men, there’s Whiskerino.

You do realize that you are wrong, right? Even outside of the cases of "bearded ladies" of the classic circus "freak" show, all of the women I know have to deal with some amount of facial hair or another. There are varying degrees of growth and our brothers definitely have us beat in the quantity dept. Still we pluck and shave and wax our chins almost as often as you do. Sorry, man. If it is the sheer existence of facial hair that defines you as a man, then the entire world is a dude, according to your argument.

Posted by CMUD on 02/26/2010 at 12:11 PM

Re: “For women, there’s childbirth as a mark of gender distinction. For men, there’s Whiskerino.

At age .... well, I'm retired so that should give you a hint .... I have cultivated facial hair to one degree or another continuously since I was 20. My first attempt took so long that it was three months before my Navy unit's Executive Officer would approve my getting a new ID card to reflect my new manliness status. My wife and kids and grandkids have never seen me "clean" except for the occasional teenage photo, which almost always evokes a, "Who the heck is that?" Every time I think of going nude (facially speaking of course) I think back to how long it took me to get started and I get cold feet (which, unlike my frost protected face, have to wear socks against the winter wind and the summer's fierce sun). I guess I'm stuck with my hirsuteness, but at least I can use the money I save on razors to play the lottery.

Posted by HorseSense on 02/26/2010 at 11:40 AM

Re: “For women, there’s childbirth as a mark of gender distinction. For men, there’s Whiskerino.

...rubbing your face like a goat's ass in a petting zoo... somewhere, sometime i will get to use that. I almost spit my coffee all over the kitchen.

Posted by Lisa on 02/25/2010 at 4:13 PM

Re: “If the past is any guide, there's no mystery about how the Metro Council will vote on the convention center next week

The only thing not discussed in the article about the proposed convention center was the fanfare, smoke, and mirrors of the public hearings where elected officials and the "powers that be" make a big pretense of actually listening to and considering the concerns of working-class citizens.

Posted by William Moon on 01/15/2010 at 6:44 PM

Re: “If the past is any guide, there's no mystery about how the Metro Council will vote on the convention center next week

The article makes me wonder about poll response to the question "Is Nashville a better community because of the existence of the listed projects?" If the community benefits from the presence of these projects, we should thank the mayors and the council for the quality of their leadership.

Posted by R. Mallory on 01/15/2010 at 9:04 AM

Re: “What happens when you celebrate Elvis Presley's 75th birthday in Nashville? Not much, apparently.

All the writer does is prove that all of the Elvis fans went to Memphis where they had one of the biggest and best birthday celebrations ever. When you can go to Graceland to celebrate the King's 75th why would you go to Nashville...duh! Really worthless and irrelevant article, but that is what passes as reporting these days. We just celebrated the birthday...I am thirty four and my friend is in her 20's...Elvis still rocks, peace out!

Posted by Jeremy on 01/15/2010 at 2:47 AM

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