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Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

"Levitation is a thing. Saw it during the Seventies when I did group meditation."

Everyone who is surprised, please raise your hands.

Anyone? Anyone at all?

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Posted by Keep Your Feet On The Ground on 07/01/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Me, I'm waiting for "Jessica Smith 1" and her many friends to show me how much unconditional love they can muster for everyone by sending me some free checks in the mail. I'm agog and waiting........

Posted by shelabdul on 07/01/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Butch Spyridon: A Man Without a Past

Butch was probably one of the forces behind the AWFUL short-term rental bill that Burkley Allen helped pass in Metro Council, which allows people to purchase houses in residential neighborhoods as investment properties, live up to 25 miles away (and how do you police that), and rent to up to 12 "guests." So the hotel industry can extend into your neighborhood whether you want it or not. And your neighbor only has to inform you that he will be renting his property to large parties of strangers if you share a driveway or wall with him.

I encourage you to urge your council rep to revise this legislation to allow only people who are LIVING IN RESIDENCE at a property to rent their house or condo short-term, and then place an upward limit of 6 people, and a practical limit of 2 people per each bedroom/bathroom combo to avoid turning what's left of our residential neighborhoods after our hog-wild pursuit of development uber alles during the Dean administration into hotel districts.

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Posted by Insolent Bystander on 07/01/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

Not much chance of the Nashville Scene linking this holiday Friday news dump - so I will:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/white-house-releases-its-count-of-civilian-deaths-in-counterterrorism-operations-under-obama/2016/07/01/3196aa1e-3fa2-11e6-80bc-d06711fd2125_story.html

The (Obama Administration) has inadvertently killed between 64 and 116 noncombatant civilians in drone and other lethal attacks against terrorism suspects in places not considered active war zones, the Obama administration said Friday

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Posted by IABT on 07/01/2016 at 4:40 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

@Donna: How to fake violating the law of gravity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n98aq0jBm1…

Posted by yoyo moi on 07/01/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

Sniper, we've seen demon possession on this blog. A couple of people here need an exorcist on retainer.

Levitation is a thing. Saw it during the Seventies when I did group meditation. Saw a lot of strange stuff. Kept my distance from most of it, including my aunts' speaking in tongues. Never knew what that was about.

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Posted by Donna on 07/01/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Butch Spyridon: A Man Without a Past

IT sounds like they didn't have a plan to have enough rooms or enough parking. This failure of leadership is astounding, but worse is trying to blame those who are investing in our community who are expected to turn a profit.

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Posted by Roger on 07/01/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

I made only one other comment here: the first one about Scotty Moore. The commenter using my name to post trash again, because he is too cowardly to use his own name, is the deleted psychopath who is still thumbing his nose at the editors and daring them to remove his registrations for the hundredth time or whatever.

My earliest memories included Scotty Moore's guitar and Bill Black's bass on AM radio. They didn't need a drummer -- at first anyway. There were Elvis, Buddy, Don and Phil, Webb Pierce, and Lawrence Welk. We had the spectrum. From "Jailhouse Rock" to "He's in the Jailhouse Now" to Welk not allowing anything about jail at all, I guess.

Later, as a teen, I liked the British rock bands but kind of rolled my eyes at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards because of, well, everything, but I developed a lot of respect for Keith when I found out how much he respected and paid tribute to Scotty Moore, Eddie Cochran, and some others who broke musical ground in the Fifties. He didn't want Eddie, who died young, to be forgotten. Eddie is one I wish had lived a lot longer. He was doing things in the studio back then that were amazing for his young age and way ahead of his time.

It seemed every year there was a car or plane crash that took extraordinary talent away. We'd hear it on the radio and couldn't believe it.

I can see my daddy turning up the car radio, cruising free after military service during and after World War II, flicking cigarette ashes out the window and pulling in to Gable and Gale's drive-in in Columbia. The music would be pouring out of the drive-in, too, as the car hops ran or skated around. That was the best food ever. Nothing like the chains today.

I'm looking out my windows now and don't see a single kid playing outside.

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Posted by Donna on 07/01/2016 at 3:09 PM
Posted by davidlongfellow on 07/01/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “With wine in grocery stores and a new head of the ABC, Tennesseans are optimistic about the future of alcohol in the state

Hooray at the potential for good beers to finally be brewed in the state of TN!

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Posted by Hudson on 07/01/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

"I have not witnessed a levitation myself, but half a dozen people I work with vow that they’ve seen it in the course of their exorcisms." You have half a dozen people at your workplace who perform exorcisms? Where do you work???

This is usually how it goes. The person making the claim hasn't really seen anything, but knows "someone" who swears they have seen it.

Do a YouTube search for levitation and you will find several different ways the trick can be performed. If a magician performs a simple version to rise 2-3" off the ground, the audience will later swear he levitated at least one or two feet.

As CT said, people see what they want to see. Confirmation bias is a strong force.

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Posted by Keep Your Feet On The Ground on 07/01/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “How Rutherford County's resident former KISS guitarist squandered his stardom

I've always admired Vinnie Vincent but I didn't think that he would have done this to his wife.

Posted by gdxbgfxbgdx on 07/01/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

We have a psychologist who works in concert with doctors and writes a column in the Washington Post and we have Concertina Terpichore with three-sentence snark.

Who ya gonna call?

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Posted by sniper on 07/01/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

Sure they can be explained. Suggestibility, probability, and confirmation bias. People see what they want to see.

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Posted by Concertina Terpsichore on 07/01/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Individual health insurers seek rate hikes as high as 90.5 percent as sick population floods market

The progressives plan to crash the health insurance market and drive us into government-run single-payer is working exactly as they planned it and as conservatives warned it would. Elections have consequences.

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Posted by Milton Orgeron on 07/01/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/01/as-a-psychiatrist-i-diagnose-mental-illness-and-sometimes-demonic-possession/?tid=sm_fb

But I believe I’ve seen the real thing. Assaults upon individuals are classified either as “demonic possessions” or as the slightly more common but less intense attacks usually called “oppressions.” A possessed individual may suddenly, in a type of trance, voice statements of astonishing venom and contempt for religion, while understanding and speaking various foreign languages previously unknown to them. The subject might also exhibit enormous strength or even the extraordinarily rare phenomenon of levitation. (I have not witnessed a levitation myself, but half a dozen people I work with vow that they’ve seen it in the course of their exorcisms.) He or she might demonstrate “hidden knowledge” of all sorts of things — like how a stranger’s loved ones died, what secret sins she has committed, even where people are at a given moment. These are skills that cannot be explained except by special psychic or preternatural ability.

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Posted by sniper on 07/01/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Beyoncé, Tony Soprano and Shark Sonograms

Hey libtards, most of you are fairly dumb so consider this a free lesson! Those staying at home to work for Google posts are probably not what they seem! They sound great and had me hooked but when I went to the website, not only did I never receive a check, even though I did exactly what was asked of me, I received a very, very nasty computer virus, rendering it basically useless! I'm now forced to go to the library to check all my favorite sites, such as the Daily Caller! And Brother Yoyo, I watched the video! It's outrageous!

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Posted by Angry White Patriot! on 07/01/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Individual health insurers seek rate hikes as high as 90.5 percent as sick population floods market

"Individual health insurers seek rate hikes as high as 90.5 percent as sick population floods market"

- Unexpectedly

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Posted by sniper on 07/01/2016 at 8:06 AM

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