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SoundScan last won the day on December 31 2015

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  1. After the massive successes of the NHL All Star and NFL Draft events in Nashville, I'd frankly be stunned if they weren't awarded a World Cup slot.
  2. If anyone's interested in a great read about turn of the century (20th) Chicago, I highly recommended checking out The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Has some incredibly well-researched history around the great Chicago architects, businessmen, and politicians of the era and the 1893 World's Exposition, woven together with a crime thriller.
  3. What does it matter if they wanted to use Nashville as bait? If they did, fine, Atlanta has to pay more and Nashville pays nothing. But if it was sincere, then 1500 high-paying jobs were thrown away for nothing but ego.
  4. We could reduce the number of deaths for all types of communicable diseases if we just sheltered in place constantly, but obviously compromise is required in order for humanity to sustain itself. COVID-19 is but one of many--just newer and less understood, though thankfully that is changing. Around 60 million people die across the world every year. I'm sure we could save or extend millions of those lives with extreme measures, but it would make it impossible to actually live.
  5. "Billion-dollar company" isn't really an accurate representation of their size. They have about 20 employees, with over $1B under management. Not exactly a mass exodus. As for Amazon, they're already shifting large chunks of their Seattle workforce to Bellevue, WA.
  6. A bit of recency bias here. Governments are certainly not the exclusive target of protest in this country. As well, public protest carries the same imminent threat restrictions--I disagree that there is a "heightened standard" versus other forms of protected speech. The government can and has legally regulated protests and can impose reasonable restrictions on the place, time, and manner of protest. Could governments substantiate a claim that gatherings of tens or hundreds of churchgoers presents an imminent threat to public safety but a gathering of hundreds or thousands in the streets does not? I don't think so. Regarding restrictions being applied fairly or evenly, perhaps they were in Tennessee, but this is certainly not the case in many states or municipalities. In California, restaurants, shopping centers, offices, and other non-essential gathering places were allowed to open, but not churches--even when agreeing to follow the same social distancing requirements. In Mississippi, they banned drive-in religious services but not drive-in restaurants. In New Mexico, a court held up restrictions against religious institutions, saying "the public's interest in limiting the COVID-19 outbreak in the state, a compelling interest, outweighs the right to gather"--a compelling interest that apparently did not extend to other non-essential services in the state. There are plenty of others, and I think one could easily argue that these restrictions were discriminatory. I can't say I'd be as confident in the "slam dunk case" assumption.
  7. Yeah, pretty hard to hide behind the constitutional protection excuse for protests while ignoring all of the other constitutionally protected acts that were banned by local and state governments. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" Hmm.
  8. So rather than simply move the Economy B Lot they're going to spend likely a quarter-billion dollars to route Donelson around it and build a massive new interchange?
  9. Ahh yes, that's the Bay Area model, and the results are exactly as you would suspect: less new housing and more expensive existing housing. Some areas have government impact fees as high $30,000 per unit.
  10. It's crazy because it seemed so obvious even at the time that building a mall was a huge mistake. Everyone is Nashville thought it was a stupid idea, which frankly should have indicated to them that it was going to fail given that locals shopping there was the only chance it had--tourists don't travel to a city to visit a mall with the same stores they can find in their own town.
  11. I love how these government buildings are still designed to look like they could survive a nuclear blast. The new State Library actually might--appears to be built like a tank.
  12. Please forward me all of your personal information and detailed medical, financial, and criminal records so I can make a uniformed, impulsive judgement on your danger to me and society at large. Be sure to include your complete travel and internet search history as well.
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