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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

Re: “25th Annual You Are So Nashville If...

This contest gets more an more lame every year.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 07/28/2014 at 3:11 PM

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

Thank you for such a wonderful article! It has been my honor to work in in the refugee community in Nashville and learn firsthand what amazing people they are. I would like to encourage anyone who is touched by what they read to contact one of the local agencies who serve refugees and offer to volunteer. You will not regret the experience and I guarantee you will learn more from them than you ever expected.

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Posted by GiGi Rose on 07/28/2014 at 9:28 AM

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

This is a good article. More power to the refugees and those who help them.

Just understand that more power =/= unlimited access to taxpayer funds.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 07/24/2014 at 2:45 PM

Re: “25th Annual You Are So Nashville If...

The winner was not really much different than the one that said: You're OK with an Amp that goes to 11 but not one that crosses 440.

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Posted by ImJustSayin on 07/23/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “25th Annual You Are So Nashville If...

"You can't recall having bought a subscription to USA Today for your daily paper."
—Ken Lass ... That!

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Posted by Nashville37013 on 07/22/2014 at 9:28 AM

Re: “25th Annual You Are So Nashville If...

YASNI: You tell the guy with the basement studio you need a rock/blues singer for your new demo and he says, "No problem, I've got one outside painting the house." True story.

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Posted by wail on on 07/21/2014 at 6:57 AM

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

In my state, statutory rape and enticing a minor are both felonies that allow a victim the use of force, up to an including dealy force, the repel a perpetraor. There is no doubt that Mr. Allen was a sick pervert who had every intention of violating this CHILD. Cyntoia is the VICTIM and this corrupt so-called justice system, FAILED her.

If all of you who think she is a cold blooded killer, replace her in that bed with your own daughter, niece, or cousin at 16 years old. A nude 43 year old with a habit of enticing CHILDREN for sex is a piece of human waste. I would like to personally thank Ms. Brown for taking out the trash. Hopefully she will get her true justice and be exhonerated. Cyntoia, you are a WONDERFUL soul, incredibly brilliant and misunderstood, I'd be GLAD to have you as a neighbor, co-worker or employee. I am sorry that we have a world full of mouth breathing double-digit IQ (unlike you at 127- you go!) Fox news watching inbreds who think it's a-okay for a 43 year old pervy predators to pick up children, take them to their home and rape them. I am more sorry that we have a JOKE of a system that has failed you time and time again.

I wish there was more I could do for you. One thing for sure is I am telling everyone I know about this case and the horrible injustice it is. I will be waiting for you when you are released, you are a fine young woman and you DESERVE not a second chance but a FIRST chance at life. Keep fighting the fight.

Posted by CanYouHearMeNow on 07/21/2014 at 6:06 AM

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

Cyntoia Brown shot her naked customer in the back and stole from him what she could carry plus his truck. She is a coldblooded killer.

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Posted by truth on 07/18/2014 at 11:54 AM

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

I FEEL CYNTOIA BROWN DID EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO TO PROTECT HERSELF. THAT SORRY ASS MONSTER DESERVED HIS PENIS CUT OFF IF YOU ASK ME. THANK YOU CYNTOIA FOR SAVING OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF LITTLE GIRLS FROM THAT DEVIL (JOHNNY ALLEN) 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 THUMBS UP TO YOU CYNTOIA YOU ARE A REMARKABLE AND BEAUTIFUL WOMEN I SEE YOU WHEN I VISIT MY FIANCÉE KEKE MILLER. MY PRAYS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. AND FOR ALL YOU DUMBASS PEOPLE SAYING SHE IS A MONSTER AND SHE BELONGS IN PRISON HOW DARE YOU PASS JUDGEMENT ON THIS INNOCENT CHILD FOR SAVING HERSELF FROM A SICK,TWISTED,EVIL,WASTE OF GODS TIME AND TALENT DEMON. WHAT ALL OF YOU GUYS AND GIRLS NEED TO THINK ABOUT IS HOW MANY UNDER AGE GIRLS DID HE RAPE AND HURT IN UNIMAGINABLE WAYS BEFORE CYNTOIA. WHAT WOULD HE DO IF IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER SOMEONE PICKED UP AND HAD THE SAME INTENTIONS TO DO TO HER LIKE HE WAS TRYING TO DO TO CYNTOIA. AS A MATTER OF FACT SINCE YOU ALL JUDGE HER ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION. WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR DAUGHTER OR EVEN SON BECAUSE A MONSTER LIKE JOHNNY ALLEN HAS NO LIMITS. THINK ON THAT!!!

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Posted by TRUTH MILLER on 07/17/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Remembering the late John Seigenthaler, the man who embodied the power of the press

Bruce, your fine remembrance of Seigenthaler summed "how he rolled" well. I mainly knew him as an Irish Catholic worshipping at St. Mary's Villa chapel on White Bridge road. That was one of his spiritual refuges. Part of his social justice passion flowed from his take on the biblical basis of social justice. His life and your writing are good reads. Write on, Bruce!

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Posted by Blair Davis on 07/17/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “As Jesse Register's reign winds down, the political maneuvers to determine Metro schools' next chief are just beginning

A culture of fear and disconnect pervades Nashville's schools. The overpaid central office staff do not return phone calls, are non committal, unsupportive and downright demeaning to school staff. Principals and Coordinators are routinely mean, discriminatory and hateful to underlings and nothing is done about it. School staff are retiring and quitting in record numbers because reforms are tiresome, cumbersome and detract from teaching kids. MNPS, internally, is a mess that can only be objectively viewed from within. It is a hitler regime none can see but the captors. I cannot wait to get the he"" out!!! Nothing will fix it!

Posted by Bebelou on 07/16/2014 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Elise Tyler's portraits show a Nashville in the throes of neighborhood transition

Upper middle class kid moves to working class neighborhood, writes essay about her "subjects".
Probably the most self-centered story I've read in awhile, but that's what we get with the Facebook generation.

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Posted by YupYupYup on 07/16/2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Elise Tyler's portraits show a Nashville in the throes of neighborhood transition

Cash, no builders or speculators will sell something for more than the market will dictate, in most cases. True, those moving here might think those prices are a bargain, but the flip side is those selling might just have much more value in a property they once purchased for a low sum. Some people have used real estate as an investment for retirement, and for those in this position, I say sell high.

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Posted by 44alin on 07/16/2014 at 7:21 AM

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