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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “One World Government, the Illuminati and Other Weird Conspiracies at the Tea Party

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Posted by Greatman Richie on 01/24/2015 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating (UPDATED)

Instead of Socrates, maybe he could follow the example of Cleopatra. He has already made an asp of himself with his posts!

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Posted by Thank You - Tip Your Servers on 01/23/2015 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating (UPDATED)

The point to this kind of treatment is power and control. If you can humiliate visitors (friends, relatives, defense attorneys, investigators, psychologists, mitigation specialists) you feel powerful and important. If your self-worth is limited, you may think that this will make you feel better.

Another way to feel better is to look down with contempt upon inmates and all, personal or professional, who visit them. I would second the writers who suggested that frighteningly low wages play a part in this. It's a shame.

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Posted by Dr. Anne on 01/23/2015 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating (UPDATED)

If only he would engage in Socrates' terminal exercise -- drinking hemlock.

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Posted by notguilty on 01/23/2015 at 9:33 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Sheldon Silver, Deflategate, and Jeffrey Epstein

Poor John, I see you have nothing intelligent to say and can't dispute the fact that Moyers is nothing more than a shill for the donkeys.

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Posted by Shirley you must be joking on 01/23/2015 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Yes, The Open Meetings Law Means You Have to Speak Into The Mic

facebook page for the Save the Nolichucky group:

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Posted by Shirley you must be joking on 01/23/2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Nashville Was No. 9 For Guns In Airports in 2014

Them rednecks...

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Posted by Marduk-Panzer-Division on 01/23/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “What You Missed at Tennessee Right To Life's Press Conference

Let's call their statements exactly what they are "horse pucky". These proposals don't in any way empower women. They are designed to delay, deter and shame women who find themselves in need of this care. What a sanctimonious patronizing bunch. Women are fully aware of what the procedure is and have already come to a difficult decision before they even make the appointment. We are not stupid and in need of "guidance" as these women would have everyone believe. As a woman I resent their intrusion into my health care decisions. I don't need their faux concern nor do I want it.

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Posted by Ej Kami on 01/23/2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating (UPDATED)

@AnglRdr: You're confused again. Gast made no comment about plaintiff's relationship.

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Posted by gast on 01/23/2015 at 5:37 PM

Re: “MTA CEO: 'We Should Not Build The Amp at This Time'

AnglRdr: There is federal money available via the department of commerce and transportation (both) and other agencies, though that would be far from enough. It would take massive and multi-layered funding at all governmental levels including surrounding counties affected. The cost of the project, as massive as it might be, is small in comparison to the cost of congestion in both social and environmen6tal levels. The one issue we can never avoid or deny is that it will get worse if nothing is done. And if what we do is simply a quick fix as is often the case, we will simply have to revisit the issue again in a few years, and the cost of inter-urban trans will be much greater.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 01/23/2015 at 4:46 PM

Re: “MTA CEO: 'We Should Not Build The Amp at This Time'

I would say "the underserved" are the metro suckers roped into paying for stuff they get no benefit from.

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Posted by metro escapee on 01/23/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Yes, The Open Meetings Law Means You Have to Speak Into The Mic

I once covered a board meeting in Metro Nashville in which the members heard presentations from opposing sides on some kind of codes issue, then pulled their chairs away from the mics, in a group, to discuss. I went up on the dais and stood right next to them, taking notes. One of them looked at me and said disgustedly to the others, "Media."

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Posted by Thomas Goldsmith on 01/23/2015 at 4:28 PM

Re: “RIP The Amp

I'm glad that the candidates are talking about transit, and I'm glad Barry, at least, mentions light rail to WPLN. However, not even Barry, who I think has the best understanding of the issue of everyone, is really pushing a vision. This city has deep transit problems which underline our other deep problems (our county-wide sprawl, our horrible interstates and infrastructure), and with the population growing ever higher I don't see a few BRT lines or plans to increase bus ridership doing much to solve them. I'd love to see a candidate actually form a plan and make a stand rather than cautiously call for a conversation-- unfortunately, David Fox in his interview here is the one who comes closest, and his plan is just conservative privatization bullroar.

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Posted by JasonSP on 01/23/2015 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Front of the Book: David Fox, NashVegas Cab and Legislative Preview

It does seem as if there are things we can do to prevent them, like not electing Republicans...

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Posted by AnglRdr on 01/23/2015 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Tony Rose Park: A Review

My name is Nick Rose. Tony Rose was my grandfather. Glad to see a comment by you second cousin Clark Rose.

Tony Rose was a band leader in Nashville for many years and lived in the area where the park is located. He was born in Italy and married my grandmother Marie St. Charles. They bore 5 children; my father Nicholas, Philamina, Michael, Josephine and Marie. Marie Sullivan lives in Donelson.

Tony Rose served on the Nashville city council, representing the area around the current Tony Rose Park.

Posted by Nick Rose on 01/23/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “RIP The Amp

This seems to have been Dean's style pretty consistently through his nearly 8 years in office--present a project as something already decided, designed, and financed and rely on the council to largely rubber stamp the "proposal." I'm Bernie Sanders-type liberal and I believe in public transit, but Dean's method is not the way to make huge government investment in our city. I'd much prefer a Seattle-like process, where big projects, including transit, are subject to significant community consultation and are often subject to a referendum. Sure, this method costs money to meaningfully engage the public and to devote staff/consultants to listening and incorporating new ideas into the design, it takes a lot longer, and design by committee can lead to disaster, but the process is far more democratic. When it works, it can work very well.

Here's a proposal for the mayoral candidates: any single capital project that requires more than say $50 or $100 million in funding (exemptions perhaps for schools and water/sewer) has to be voted on by the people. Let's throw in vanity projects like sports complexes for for-profit teams (mark my words, the Titans are going to start asking for a new stadium in 10-15 years), downtown ampitheaters, pedestrian bridges, and the like. Maybe the general incentives for companies to stay in Nashville can be put to a vote too. Have a once yearly mail-based ballot and see what the people think. I may not always agree with the results, but I won't be able to complain about the process.

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Posted by Eric on 01/23/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating (UPDATED)

"I can't get away....people keep posting things that require my comment."…

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Posted by notguilty on 01/23/2015 at 2:46 PM

Re: “MTA CEO: 'We Should Not Build The Amp at This Time'

So, I wonder if rather than one central downtown hub*, there should be smaller ones out in the neighborhoods. So, say someone lives in the Nippers Corner area and needs to get to Hickory Hollow. Right now, that person is pretty much out of luck, unless it's a weekday before 6. But say that's the case. Right now, you have to take the 72 to Walmart at Nolensville/Harding, catch the 12 Downtown, then at MCC, catch the 15 or 55. Given that there are no transfers, that is $5.10 cash for one way.

What there should be is a line that ran OHB/Bell Rd, from the Brentwood Target to Hickory Hollow Mall (Global Crossings now). A mini hub could be created for buses like the Edmondson Connector and my imagined OHB/Bell Rd line, and any other neighborhood rover-type buses to meet with trunk lines that make the downtown run.

Anyway, I agree with you all that there are a multitude of ways our current system could be better improved without the disruption of an Amp (though BRTs are going to be a part of our life, and they really should be--the form that they take is definitely debatable).

Thanks for the interesting conversation--I love this stuff very much.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 01/23/2015 at 2:38 PM

Re: “What You Missed at Tennessee Right To Life's Press Conference

"In the risk of life to the mother, abortion is an issue that a woman should have a right to discuss with others before making that decision."

When have women NOT had that right?

Were they prevented from seeking out info? Was it illegal to discuss their decision with others?

And if they have a right to discuss with others, wouldn't that mean they also have the right to make the decision WITHOUT doing so?

Check your paternalism, please.

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Posted by madison tn on 01/23/2015 at 2:33 PM

Re: “RIP The Amp

Oops -- that's "MTA and Metro consistently wrote conclusions for studies that WEREN'T borne out by the study results and reported them as fact.

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Posted by bored regent on 01/23/2015 at 2:24 PM

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