Here's a fascinating article about genetics and gang violence. Let's see if the Republicans can empathize with that! http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1903703,00.html
I agree with HimJim on this. It is just bad taste to start out pretending to write on article that addresses the gang violence issue and end it with a pro Republican sensitivity fest.
I agree that it is difficult, in many counties in Tennessee, to obtain a drivers license or an ID as there are not enough test stations. My granddaughter in Middle Tennessee wanted to get her drivers license but there was a nearly 3 month wait time before she could even get an appointment to take the driving test. She had to get someone to take her to a drivers station an hour away to get in sooner. But I haven't found that to be an issue in Chattanooga.
I think that the Photo ID for voting is a good thing. It takes away the problem of voter fraud. I have often thought that the law that anyone over 65 does not have to have their picture on their ID or drivers license to be absolutely stupid. Nowadays, with identity theft rampant across the entire nation, why would you NOT protect the over 65 population by requiring a photo on their ID?
I agree with conservative...I am not following how the author's grandfather fighting against fascism or the people who fought in the civil rights movement have anything to do with having to obtain a photo ID to vote.
My children have had a government issued ID since they were 10 years old. IDs are required for many things nowadays...doctor appointments, getting on a plane, picking up medications, cashing checks, etc.
And as conservative so aptly put it, those without cars manage to get to all of those other places...why should this be any different?
I do think that some people just like to gripe. About anything.
Six days and I find myself coming to this website less and less.
I agree with mountainlaurel on this one.
I blame this all on Dewey/Francis/SeaMonkey.
Dear TFP, the main reason that I liked reading the TFP online is because of the comment sections. It is always good entertainment. I don't like seeing that you are canceling the comment section because there are some thin-skinned types that can't get around being taunted by some anonymous poster. In case you haven't noticed, we regulars tended to take care of the problem ourselves. A well placed comment or two...continuing the conversation as if they didn't exist...a request to provide the source of their absolutely inane comment...usually resulted in that nasty tempered person losing interest and moving on. We are all adults here (ok...so that MAY be questionable). We can handle it. But now you have me concerned about WHO, exactly, can't. Please tell me it is not your own reporters. Please.
And keep this in mind. If people were commenting that your stories are not factual...and there have been occasions when they weren't...just because you remove the comment section doesn't mean that the readers don't notice. It just means that they can't call you out on it. And then you will lose that audience. And that is something that I don't think that the TFP can afford.
It's been fun, guys, but, apparently, the TFP is slowly moving our comments to Facebook. What is with that?
What are they going to "study?" We know that there are gangs. We know where they are located (as TFP has pointed out in numerous articles). I am sure that the police already know where they all are.
I ask again...what are they going to "study?"
holdout...I have family that worked at Oak Ridge and friends that work at Arnold in Tullahoma. The scientists and engineers are mostly imports. In other words, people from other states or countries. The ideas come from other places and the local grunts do the dirty work. Cheap labor and no unions make it a spectacular place to have businesses! And no one cares about the Superfund sites left behind!