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

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: “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

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

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Posted by Jana Bell on 06/30/2016 at 8:17 PM

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

Hey, Kristen Nelson, who claims to proudly use her "real" name on PITW...aka Jessica Smith 1....aka Julia of Napierville....and maybe aka Stacey Lamboley (nice work, blackcatbelle, although I don't quite get the "Stacey" link): one look at your Linkedin profile photo says it all. And aren't we so precious?

Kristen, I'm really diggin' on your marketing website's profile fluff...."My wonderful husband, Christian, and I are blessed with three adorable children who are as inspiring to me as the Big Easy and the Rocky Mountains. And believe it or not, I'm just as likely to come up with a great design idea playing patty -cake as I am during traditional working hours." Gag me with an XXL tablespoon, pronto.

Let's see...art school in Tuscany, grew up in NOLA, a degree at CSU, lives near Atlanta. You sure need to move around and use all these identities. Wondering why?? Here's some unsolicited advice. Try living in the real world for a month or so, you hypocrite. Then, come back here and see if you still want to defend this triple article. And I'm a flaming liberal who wants Diane Black to rot in hell.

Posted by glasat on 06/29/2016 at 11:10 PM

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

Oh, yeah?? Well I just sold $500mio worth of drugs in the Nashville MetroCenter, right where Dr. Black does business.
It made me rich, and those who bought it make Dr. Black rich, too. So everyone wins. Lets all get together and smoke some weed....
++++===___))"""???.>>><,<<<***^^^^6^^^^%%%%%

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Posted by allachtman on 06/25/2016 at 9:02 AM

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

It would be somewhat of a contradiction in terms if a reputable drug-testing facility advocated a drug-free work environment for all, while privately financially supporting folks who don't want to play by any such rules, family or no.

Predictably, the generic liberals ignore the fact that the Black family's wealth likely was created from a business that can't afford to swing both ways, without damaging its reputation.
"Dr. Black is rich! Therefore he owes money the poor, which they may use as they see fit!"

No, he doesn't. No, they can't.

"But addicts are special people! Addiction a disease!"

No, they aren't. No, its not.

Far more interesting in the context of this (clearly biased, lopsided) story is when one pulls up Web "career reviews" related to Dr. Black's business - ostensibly posted by de facto former/current employees - on the negative side, a few complaints alleging nepotism/ cronyism surface.

This might lead inquiring minds to conclude that there could well be other family members and friends who still enjoy a level of "charity" based not so much on their talents, but solely on their DNA? Which is a good thing, right? Or, no, wait, its a bad thing. No, wait....

It is ironic that the family appears to have its share of, well, black sheep/addictive personalities. They may well have inspired Dr. Black to focus his career on bringing people around to see the light regarding drug abuse and plain old narcissism. Thats not really all that selfish.
Unfortunately, some people will never, ever see said light.

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Posted by shelabdul on 06/25/2016 at 2:17 AM

Re: “A nostalgic stroll through the good old bad old days of Printers Alley

Norm and I took Shonna to the dentist Tuesday and walked down to Printer's Alley, I wanted to cry standing there looking at the rubble that was the Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar nothing about what there doing to Nashville is good there taking what was a great old beautiful small city with a grand history of country music and a lot more. Now turning it into the same crap there is in every other large city the bigger it get the more will be lost and the more crime will come, it's sad and ugly....

Posted by leisa on 06/23/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Two new reports shed light on the troubling scale of incarceration and its disparate impact

http://www.colorofcrime.com/2016/03/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-edition/

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Posted by TemplarVivet on 06/23/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Two new reports shed light on the troubling scale of incarceration and its disparate impact

Black people commit more crimes on a per capita basis. It's just that simple. All of you invertebrate liberals know it's true, you just can't bring yourselves to say it out loud.

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Posted by TemplarVivet on 06/23/2016 at 3:26 PM

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

Thank God the Scene is free - with this type of troll reporting, I'd NEVER spend my hard earned money to buy it (much less give money to my brother to buy it).

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Posted by rich on 06/21/2016 at 3:34 PM

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

They've got the money to take care of his living expenses. They're extravagantly wealthy. Then again, even the brother subscribes to the Donald Trump school of assholery. Fuck all three of them.

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Posted by Andrea Leander on 06/21/2016 at 11:34 AM

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

This is political drivel, not news.
David & Diane Black have been repeatedly honored for giving of their precious time and from their ample funds to help those who at least try to help themselves. They have pledged $1 million to Volunteer State Community College.
The Blacks have lived in the district for decades and are not wannabe carpetbaggers like some candidates.
We haven't always agreed on everything but that's life. We have always agreed on being fair and the need for candidates to live in the district of those whom they want to represent.
This is a Joker hatchet job in no uncertain terms.
http://www.theportlandsun.com/david-and-diane-black-honored-with-regents-award-cms-888

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Posted by Jesse Hughes on 06/20/2016 at 2:40 PM

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

Steve Cavendish, I'm surprised at you, to let such an obvious hatchet job appear in your publication. You're capable of much better.

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Posted by Carolina on 06/20/2016 at 8:59 AM

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

In my opinion, Don has no reason to be upset with his brother. According to the article, his brother helped him for a long time. He gave him a hand up but it sounds like he didn't appreciate the help. The author acts like Don is entitled to his brothers money. It sounds like neither brother wanted this to go public.

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Posted by Sherrie Davids on 06/20/2016 at 8:54 AM

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

This is how Cari Gervin killed the Metro Pulse. This is not reporting. It is more than op-ed. It is an unbalanced zealot/bigot/fanatic doing the Lena Dunham narcissistic breakdown. She is crazy. You'll learn.

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Posted by Woops, she did it again on 06/19/2016 at 6:22 PM
Posted by davidlongfellow on 06/19/2016 at 3:11 AM

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

Addicted people are users, excuse makers, and generally manipulative liars. Shame on people like Jessica Smith who cannot see the forest for the trees. Do you live with Don Black? Do you know all the good work for the Blacks? Do you work for Joe Carr? Jeremy HG Haynes is the scumbag who planted the article. If this, as the TN Trotline so aptly said, 'if this is all the Carr team has, they are in for a very long night come August' ....what a horrible hit piece even for lack of journalism integrity of a low-life organization like the Nashville Scene.

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Posted by George R on 06/18/2016 at 11:47 PM

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

This is a private family matter and not news. We will NEVER know the full and complete story (all the details from each person's point of view), and why should we even try? Nothing here is illegal or worthy of reporting. If you just want publicity for Don's GoFundMe campaign, there are more appropriate venues for this. Many families have similar stories (people and problems they are dealing with), but this story was not presented in that light, e.g., it was not offered as just one example of how even wealthy families are affected by family strife and addiction, with the body of the story being the societal issue. Rather, it was reported in a way to purposefully paint the Blacks in a poor light. Surely there are a multitude of other reasons (better stories) to show Diane Black in a poor light! Believe me, I'm about as anti-Diane Black as they come, but even I would not have printed this story! Shame on you! You can't tell me YOUR family doesn't have some skeletons in it's closet or a "black sheep" or someone who has struggled with addiction or financial issues!

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Posted by puter gal on 06/18/2016 at 11:09 PM

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

When it came to homelessness, my dad, Rev. Carl Resener, had a simple approach to a complex problem. "If it breaks God's heart, then it must break our heart as well."

I've met many families that face the same challenges as the Black family including my own. Thank the Lord for His unconditional love and mercy even though most of us have our set limits on how much to give and forgive.

Mr. Black is a sad example of what happens when families give up hope, but there are ways to help. We all wish that money could solve every problem but it doesn't. It takes true involvement as a community to help change hopelessness into hope.

My dad worked at the Nashville Union Mission until he died in 2011. Today, the Mission is doing a tremendous job giving out hope and helping people gain back their life. There are many people like my dad and the Mission who tirelessly help people everyday without using taxes, tests, or restrictions; because people are worth love and mercy.

Grace trumps grief every time.

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Posted by Janice Resener Miller on 06/18/2016 at 11:40 AM

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