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Re: “A new firm is taking over Davidson County’s privatized child support enforcement — and not a moment too soon

I don't get Maximus I REALLY don't. I make all my payments every mo on time like clockwork. I missed 1 damn payment cause I was in the hospital having major surgery with a 8 day stay in the hospital and 6-8 week recovery at home and they STILL took my license and tried to toss me in jail. the messed up part???? its an arrears case only NO CURRENT SUPPORT.

Posted by Jerry on 08/11/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

There is currently no FAA law against flying an unmanned aircraft for any purpose including commercial purposes. Refer to www.dronelawjournal.com for more information.

Posted by Ross Caroland on 08/10/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Praise God for his forgiveness. Don't we serve an amazing God? A God that can and will forgive one who murders in cold blood! However, should one become a millionaire from this sort of testimony? Did Jesus use his powers and testimony to become rich and live in a lavish house such as thus pastor? No, he lived poor and gave his life for our salvation. Why is this pastor living in a million dollar home? Why is he not making all the money he can and giving it to kids with murdered parents? Shouldn't the son of this murdered mother beer living in the million dollar home rather then the pastor? What witness is this to the son of the victim? Probably drives him far away from Christ! How could the son of the victim deny the love of Christ if his mom's murderer was sending him a check for 10 grand every month rather then living a lavish life!?

Posted by jrib on 08/10/2014 at 12:49 AM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Praise God that this pastor is forgiven! Don't we serve a wonderful God? Yes we do. However, should this pastor be reaping the millions of dollars he is because of a testimony? Or rather should he be taking in millions and donating it to the family and organizations for youth with murdered mothers? Should he be living in a million dollar home like he is it should the son of the murder victim be in that home? Jesus lived poor and gave his life so we might be saved. It's this pastor giving all he had to show the true life of Christ to the man that grew up without his mother?

Posted by jrib on 08/10/2014 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Vanderbilt researchers suggest a pathway to lower drug costs and boosted production — using enzymes and reverse evolution

lower drug costs and " boosted" production???where's your editor? where did the writer attend school? ever heard of proofreading?

Posted by thomas on 08/09/2014 at 10:52 AM
Posted by accipiter on 08/07/2014 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Ever wondered what it's like inside those sign-flipping mascot costumes? So did our reporter — until he went ape

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“We aren’t all the same,” said Manuel Fernández, 24, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. On a recent evening he was impersonating the Statue of Liberty, holding a plastic torch and standing about eight feet tall in blue-green robes that concealed stilts.

“We are simply trying to better ourselves in the United States,” he said through his rubber mask.
Earnings can vary wildly, from lows of $30 for eight hours of work to highs of over $200.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/04/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Ever wondered what it's like inside those sign-flipping mascot costumes? So did our reporter — until he went ape

Wow! This is so cool! Years ago I performed as a finger I love for the gorilla warfare mascots. We performed at NBA, AAA baseball and hockey games. I wonder if this is the same suit? Since then I work for party animals costume characters and balloon decorating. I've worked in a lot of suits.....pink pig, spongeman, easter bunny, to an uncle Sam.... my expression is, "it is hotter than two rats in a wool sock!"
I apprenticed with a professional, as the pink gorilla, Slash. Everything had to be BIG. every move you make every step you take..... people were watching you in the stands, game floor/fields. Rules: don't let your head come off, don't start fights be bigger than life.....act like you own the place!

So I took this experience to the side of the road holding signs. Not quite the same experience. you never knew it was going to be batteries or a drink being thrown at you. yes just that little bit of breeze coming up on the neck or through the eye holes was like a big relief, music definitely made the day go by faster, I would dance my ass off and be drenched in sweat. I did find out later that wearing a long sleeve shirt was better because it soaked up the sweat and did not get on the costume.... I love getting cars to honk their horn in rythums and see kids freaking out in carseats!

Pretty "cool" $tory, thanks Nashville Scene, Joel Rice.

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Posted by chris.simpson.92351 on 08/04/2014 at 2:32 AM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Pastor davis has done so much good for the community. Don't hate on him because he has a fair amount of money. He is not filthy rich as you many of you believe. His house was bought for the price of the materials (which isn't much) and that's only because his brother owns a construction company. He served his time in prison. It's not his fault that they let him out early. What's he gonna say when they say that he's free to go? No! I deserve to be here and I want to stay here till I die. Come on guys. He paid his dues. He's done way more good then bad and he deserves to be commended for that. God has blessed him and used him to help many. And he definitely does a lot of charity work. He helps homeless people every Tuesday under the bridge in Nashville. And he's not wealthy because of his testimony. Are you kidding me? He barely ever talks about the subject. He draws big crowds because he is an amazing speaker and is willing to do what most preachers won't, tell the truth! So don't judge him guys. And he's not making a "huge claim" when he says God has forgiven him. It may seem convenient for him to claim, but it's not his claim, it's what the Bible says! Do your research before you try to one sidedly slam a good man. He's done work all around the world and has donated SOO MUCH MONEY to different ministries and outreaches. Oh yeah, and he doesn't make his money from his church. He is paid by the denomination Assembly of God. He makes at the most $65,000 per year. Like I said, not rich guys. But blessed indeed, thank The Lord. Don't be deceived.

Posted by Patrick C on 08/03/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

My first impression, she is innocent. all kids are innocents, they can't estimate situations and react right without life experience! She didn't deserve life sentence like Aileen didn't deserve death penalty!

Posted by LA Cool Dee on 08/03/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

I would suggest that all of the screaming liberals put their money where their mouth is - you want the illegals here, YOU pay for 'em. Not the government. Since it is a charitable organization, you liberals need to contribute - significantly.

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Posted by CallMeAHater on 07/30/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

Wonderful programs for the refugees. When I started in the taxi industry 99 % of the drivers were American, when I left over 80 % were foreign. Over 350 low-tech American workers replaced by foreigners. USA! USA!

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Posted by exhack on 07/30/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Our city in ruins: McCampbell House

Ms. Hazel Bourne lived there and taught piano and violin for a number of years. Hope the house is saved

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Posted by Bill Amonette on 07/29/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

If these people are obeying and abiding by the current immigration laws then I have absolutely no issues with them living and working in my city. If they are within the borders of the Republic as the result of criminal acts (e.g. crossing a border without a visa) then they need to be arrested and deported. My tax dollars are not the solution to the problems of the rampant corruption and ineptitude within the "governments" of all of the third world shitholes on this planet.

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Posted by TemplarVivet on 07/29/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

I would suggest that Catholic Charities (and others) taking so much federal funding is a problem, and not just when there is the prospect of that funding being cut. He who provides the money calls the shots, and Catholic Charities (in particular) should not be beholden the way it is to the federal agency. Better to smaller, self-reliant and singularly focussed than large, buerocratic and dependent on the largesse of the Government.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 07/29/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

This is a great article. As someone working in refugee resettlement in Baltimore, I too am worried about looming financial cuts. I only hope that the feds will pull through and maintain funding to these crucial programs.

My only note is near the end - "Congolese" is not a language. The official language is French, but there are many other languages (Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili...) also spoken.

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Posted by Camille on 07/29/2014 at 8:30 AM

Re: “As humanitarian crisis looms at the U.S. border, Nashville's refugee resettlement services face severe cuts

Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee.
We have to stop this madness. Google this: NUMBERSUSA .
Once you are registered (join us), go to the "action board"

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Posted by Roger Bradley on 07/29/2014 at 7:25 AM

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