Headline error on the front web page: failure to capitalize "Hays." Edit the paper. Thanks.
It takes 45 minutes to get --one-- pancake at Aretha Frankenstein's. Please do some basic research before writing. Thanks.
I don't like suicide jokes, and I wish you would stop making them.
The word "Lamar," for the Governor's name, is misspelled in the article.
Our state's choice of tax revenue is supported by a Supreme Court decision from the 1920s. It is one of our greatest financial and legal advantages. Other states will end up with state income taxes for individuals. Those tax plans cause people to lose their assets in tough times. Our plan only taxes people when they advance economically. Wake up and get the facts.
While you're getting some facts, you might want to look at the article on Carey Brown. In it, we see a smoking pile of marketing phrases that imply severe consequences for Chattanooga's employees. For example, we see an attempt to get us to buy into the phrase "location based servers." As though "cloud computing" takes place on a computer that has no location.
Where are these cloud computers? Try Shanghai. If you are on a Microsoft Computer, run an instance of netstat and see if your computer is calling Microsoft's data center in Communist China. It's built into the operating system in Windows 7.
How does this affect you? Check-Into-Cash has a data center right here on Amnicola Highway. A Times-Free Press reporter's article directly states that they are "moving away" from "location based servers" at their Terenine facility.
When they pull the plug on those servers, where do you think local jobs are going to go?
Communist China. And, they'll go there all while cloaking themselves in good marketing phrases like "cloud computing." Know where your data goes. Your data is yours. You have a say in it. That's part of the reason why we pay taxes: we are the responsible owners of goods and services which include the information we use to get the transaction done.
Too bad about Check-Into-Cash's implication that they will engage in employee dumping. No programmer should have trusted those people anyway.
Personal email accounts are commonly required for ordinary commercial transactions. It is not to the advantage of government or individual citizens to use a NIPRNET address to log on to eBay, some bank's website, or the Times-Free Press.
Banning public email accounts would be detrimental to communications and ineffective at stopping problems similar to the one Gen. Petraeus experienced. Petraeus' main problem was that he could have been manipulated because of his own reaction to his own conduct. That's a more sophisticated security matter than noted in the editorial.
The OPSEC principles involved in determining if a Gmail account would be appropriate for common use include: need to know and material concern. Does someone else need to know that a person has access to communication that should be classified? Does the communication have enough material influence to need labeling as unclassified, or is it insignificant?
If a communication does not provide utility to the organization, then it's not appropriate to use classified resources for it. If we followed the communications policy recommended in the editorial, tens of thousands of Soldiers would have their grocery lists classified as SECRET or higher.
Please, wake up and think things through before publishing editorials.
There are provisions in place banning or restricting the use of social media sites over the Internet. Perhaps you could research existing laws before writing an editorial for a newspaper. A Google search for "dod directives internet" provides results which immediately lead to a document on dtic.mil from the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer as DOD Instruction 8550.01. You might find it enlightening.
Imagine the embarrassment you could save yourself in these editorials if you tried to do some research before transmitting. If you thought things through before you used the Internet, then maybe we could imagine what informed readers could do with this editorial advice.
Years ago, the UTC Math building was the old Hamilton County morgue. Year after year, it received building safety waivers. Everyone knew that building was a sad wreck. No one wanted to pay for proper repairs or a replacement. One day, a wall fell in on a classroom while someone was teaching Math. Finally, the building was condemned.
Would you want that to happen to an elementary school?
That is the sort of egregious stupidity advocated by the editorial above. We have had it with seeing that kind of nonsense in this area. Enforce building codes. You should not chastise or insult public school principals for insisting that school be taught in a safe building. We see what the editor's efforts were when it came to getting things fixed: incessant complaints about spending money.
We have seen Republican policies in this area, in contemporary times, try to apply medieval standards on our people. The Republicans have closed libraries, cut off medical help to families with handicapped children, and generally acted like ignorant jerks.
This holiday season, read a book on Ronald Reagan for a change. You could use some of his pinko liberalism. It's called realistic policy making. Treat yourself to that this Christmas.
Mayor Ron Littlefield is Turkey Number One around here and we all know it.
Sticking to the Republican Party's policy of promoting illiteracy, the Free Press has chosen to editorialize against a good internet connection and repairs for a catastrophically damaged elementary school. Wake up. You have made yourselves the party of stupidity and selfishness. No one wants to hear what you have to say anymore.
Since the 90s, Tennessee has cut its spending on higher education in half. While I was away at war, Republicans trashed my city through neglect and selfishness. We now have to dig ourselves out of a pit of failure directly caused by institutionalized stupidity.
This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for President Obama. We're thankful for teachers who help children learn to read. And most of all, we're thankful that the kind of stupidity encompassed in the editorial above has been categorically rejected by the voters of the United States.
Get with the program and read a book for a change. You have degraded the intellectual quality of this paper with your ignoramus talk-show host Republicanism of selfishness and idiocy. Guess why you lost the election.
The wall between editorial and the newsroom is not supposed to keep facts out of the Free Press.
Thanksgiving's right around the corner. New Cub Editor-in-Chief will soon have his first chance to operate machinery in his factory on Thanksgiving. Feed a head in the mailroom, Drew.
Then we'll hear what you have to say about improving manufacturing. Until then, you're still a cub. Happy Thanksgiving.
What, no stirrups?
Republican Representative Scott Desjarlais accepted $960,000 in Citizens United style superpac money during the 2010 campaign. All the while, he lied to his supporters about his views, his history, and his ability to carry out public policy. Apparently, he didn't think Republicans themselves were smart enough to figure it out. Republicans have re-elected a national embarrassment to Tennessee.
Don't worry, Republicans: he won't resign.