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Philip last won the day on November 24 2015

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    Arabic people. Nashville. American Impressionism. Worshiping Jesus.

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  1. I thought this one wasn't happening. What an emotional roller coaster!
  2. I think it looks magnificent. Sort of like art deco.
  3. Jesus teaching the 5000 was a different type of situation. My thought was: maybe the churches/charities should give to programs aimed at getting the homeless into the workforce, not just giving them handouts, which might make the ones giving them feel good about themselves, but doesn't really do anything for the homeless. I have worked with people in Memphis who were homeless, but now have a job and live in a house and pay bills etc.. That should be the aim. I've also known folks who don't think they should have to work and will never amount to anything. I have no sympathy for them.
  4. So many people confuse the 2 though. I wonder if they've heard the proverb about giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to fish.
  5. I hope you're right! But I don't think there's any accountability for peoples' aesthetic tastes. I don't really know about the construction quality; I guess they'll stand until they're torn down during the next huge boom.
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    The Gulch Projects

    That's because it breaks Aristotle's classic law of logic: non-contradiction. "Steak" cannot exit with "too much" predicatin' it. Same with dunkel beer.
  7. Let's hope that step is skipped in regards to Paramount.
  8. Some day someone will say that their tall-skinny was torn down for whatever thing comes in the future. Maybe log cabins will come back, you know, since fads and fashions are cyclical.
  9. Isn't this how it normally happens? It's announced, there's a flurry of excitement here, followed by a year or two of silence, then one day we see renderings and details but no start date.......Finally, someone on this board drives by and snaps a picture of workers on the site, followed by a fence and whatnot and it starts getting built.
  10. I knew gold coins were abandoned around the Depression and silver in 1964, but I was under the impression that the boom/bust pattern didn't come about until after that. I just researched it too to make sure, and it seems things didn't start fluctuating like crazy until after the War between the States, but I didn't understand why. The value of gold seems to have been conrolled by the ratio of gold production and gold exports, perhaps the war sent that on a spiral? Of course there were other things like President Jackson kicking out the national Bank that probably made an effect.....also the cause of the boom/bust cycle is from the use of credit supply which has always been around as far as I know.
  11. I've heard it wasn't like that before we ditched the gold standard.
  12. Hey man! I might not be on the same political spectrum as you, but I support you and your statements about politics and race! Please don't feel down because others think differently! I have felt that way and it's a waist of time! Don't let it depress you like I've let it depress me!

  13. Philip

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    What an insight! I drive a company vehicle, so it's not pertinent to me, but that is pretty useful tidbits to commuters methinks.
  14. Philip

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    It seems what we're now getting is better than what Palmer would have given us, and will also spur more developement. So "a few years later" is worth it!