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  1. Let me know if y'all need me to confirm anything or get some pictures of ongoing projects. I work on site in Cool Springs.
  2. What a year. Tornado in March, pandemic takes hold right afterward, followed by lockdown, riots, recession, and we conclude the year with this (hopefully nothing else before the 31st.) I respect you all for staying on top of Nashville's urban development and business news for the past 10 months. I'm amazed at how some of you are so prudent with posting in spite of these disasters. I can hardly keep my head clear of the national news, let alone the tragedies we've had right here at home. Again, a lot of respect to you guys for keeping this place active. I hope to return to posting more frequently. I've backed off a bit this year but I plan to contribute to all 3 Tennessee boards next month.
  3. You were probably nicer to this person than I would have been. I guess that's a good exercise in self control if he is a client and you had no choice but to remain silent with his ignorance.
  4. ^ That's what I was getting at Shapiro is not a pundit I listen to, but I admire him for passing over someplace in Texas for Nashville, citing the talent available. He's not a freak show like Alex Jones, so this is not something I mind having in my neck of the woods.
  5. If you look outside Davidson County and take the urbanized population of Nashville proper (not including that massive 13-county MSA, only the densely-populated Nashville-Franklin-Murfreesboro-Hendersonville corridor), I would argue Nashville is pretty conservative compared to most urbanized areas in the U.S.
  6. Excellent photos! Nashville is one attractive-looking city.
  7. .... I'm going to interrupt the big brain posts with an intermission .... And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
  8. That would require a restructuring of the pharmaceutical market with lots of government oversight to redirect R&D elsewhere. Those drugs are in such magnitude because the demand is there. Wealthier people are more commonly diagnosed with mental disorders, as they can afford medication management and therapy, and thus the market is there for those drugs. As far as lifestyle drugs are concerned, such as ED drugs, well, there's this: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/us-government-subsidize-viagra/ Big pharma would pretty much have to be forced to realign itself to cure diseases that disproportionately afflict the poor, and even then, there's no guarantee that will solve the issue (though it would certainly alleviate it). And who knows what kind of repercussions would ensue from tampering with that existing free market. But anyways, in principle, I somewhat agree with what you said.
  9. I'm reading Amtrak is looking to break even this decade for the first time ever. (Thanks, NE corridor) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxbusiness.com/money/amtrak-break-even-profitability.amp Obviously that won't happen this year thanks to the pandemic, or possibly the next few, but we can see the trend: Will this increase our chances of getting a Nashville-Atlanta and/or Memphis-Smokies Amtrak route? Tennessee is more under serviced by commuter rail than any other state.
  10. Maybe he deleted your posts and banned your first account because you're a crappy poster. Most of your posts are inflammatory by disposition, such as the one I quoted. Hence is why your content gets deleted.
  11. Thank you so much for your service, sir! This is a state-of-the-art traffic system you and your colleagues at TDOT have developed. I'm on the opposite side of town (close to where you are, actually) but I may check this out once completed.
  12. On tonight's episode of totallylookslike... Jim Cooper And 1978 Garfield
  13. I have to be honest, I think Chattanooga looks awful when you're passing through it on the interstate. I know it's a totally different story downtown, but it's really depressing as you drive along 24. The drive through Chattanooga along I-24 is the ugliest urban scene in the state of Tennessee. It also does not have a developed skyline for its size. It's behind peer cities Asheville, Lexington and Knoxville in this metric. I don't understand how people will fawn over Chattanooga and hate on Knoxville at the same time.
  14. https://www.ajc.com/news/local/opinion-fulton-hopes-putting-cops-jail-will-keep-him-office/PChwPPpA4OZNe7UH5qzUYK/
  15. Not a single in-shape person to be found
  16. Is it a national mandate for commonplace Trump supporters to be fat
  17. Why are some ITT expressing apprehension regarding peaceful protesting? Is it residual anxiety from the destructive protests in late May? To my knowledge, Nashville's protests have been peaceful since then.
  18. Didn't even click- Sadly, Trump can do or say whatever he wants and the R's will cover for him. He's immune to the law, as we've learned since 2017. I'll take the response as some level of agreement with my post on Wednesday
  19. Wise words from the President "The concept of chokehold sounds so innocent, so perfect."
  20. @grilled_cheese, Is the logical solution to defund the police? I would prefer to use those available funds and invest time and money in programs that lengthen the amount of training and raise the bar for law enforcement officers to qualify for their positions. And why not include social work, ethics classes, et cetera in law enforcement? The American conception of penance is too brutalized and outdated. I'm all for trying new things here. I do not stand against what Minneapolis is trying- I may not agree with it, but hell, why not try it now? The current system clearly isn't working for black people. In my opinion, calls en masse for defunding the police (with few defending arguments) is the type of leftist feel-good groupthink that drives moderates to the candidate with an (R) next to his/her name come election time. It's a knee-jerk reaction. And I ask this honestly- If police brutality is the concern here, what benefit would it serve to put already strained officers and police departments under more stress when there are less officers on duty with less resources? My educated guess is they would be even more overwhelmed and provoked to lash out violently against citizens.
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