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Well....those "clueless people" happened to do over 100 town halls (attended by over 10,000 people) and a tremendous amount of research in putting that proposal together that many folks happen to thin

There was another couple of articles in the NBJ. It was a both side of the coin approach, as Charles Robert Bone Pro and Joe Scarlett Con shared their views.  The one comment Scarlett proposed wa

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20 hours ago, CenterHill said:

Add this in the mix.     A Global Climate Strike encouraging people in cities around the world to stage protests against climate change inaction.     A Nashville group is scheduling an event here for 6:30pm downtown on Friday.     TDOT closes 440 at 9pm, about the time all these people would be leaving downtown.   

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Shouldn't be a problem as none of the protesters will be driving...because automobiles generate climate warming emissions

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4 minutes ago, ruraljuror said:

 

Not only will a lot of these hypocrite protesters be driving cars, but every single one of them will be exhaling C02 literally every time they take a breath.  What a bunch of frauds.  And the irony is, the faster they march, the more C02 they're going to be putting out into the atmosphere.  Talk about counterproductive.  

It reminds me of when the clean water activists back in the 70's had the gaul to continue defecating in toilets.  I mean sure, most of our public waterways are a lot cleaner now in most places as a result of their efforts, but those activists must feel like real idiots.

If you guys really want to show these phonies how it ought to be done, you could spend just one single day holding your breath and crapping in a hole in the woods, and I bet you might just do more good for this planet than all of these misguided protesters combined.  

This thread is way off base, but I'll just say that is a really strange reaction about citizens who want to gather to support a global call for action on climate change.      Moving on now. 

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9 minutes ago, CenterHill said:

This thread is way off base, but I'll just say that is a really strange reaction about citizens who want to gather to support a global call for action on climate change.      Moving on now. 

 

7 minutes ago, GregH said:

Yeah that's an AM call-in radio crank-level rant but you do you I guess.

Maybe you guys missed the point?  I guess we live in a world where satire is dead - and there's nobody to blame but the author when the reader doesn't pick up the message that's being put down - but damn if I didn't think that it was pretty clearly a modest proposal that I was suggesting here. Oh well.

More importantly, where were y'all after the original comments claiming protestors wouldn't be driving cars because that would be hypocritical?  Seems like that might've been a good time to chime in with your downvotes and responses instead of going after the guy who's pointing out the how farcical that position is.  

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1 minute ago, ruraljuror said:

 

Maybe you guys missed the point?  I guess we live in a world where satire is dead - and there's nobody to blame but the author when the reader doesn't pick up the message that's being put down - but damn if I didn't think that it was pretty clearly a modest proposal that I was suggesting here. Oh well.

More importantly, where were y'all when it was originally suggested that the protestors wouldn't be driving cars because that would be hypocritical?  Seems like that might've been a good time to chime in with your downvotes and comments instead of going after the guy who's pointing out the how farcical that position is.  

Ah.   Sorry, man, your faux rant was so convincing I totally missed the satire.     See you at the march.   :tw_wink:

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38 minutes ago, ruraljuror said:

 

Maybe you guys missed the point?  I guess we live in a world where satire is dead - and there's nobody to blame but the author when the reader doesn't pick up the message that's being put down - but damn if I didn't think that it was pretty clearly a modest proposal that I was suggesting here. Oh well.

More importantly, where were y'all after the original comments claiming protestors wouldn't be driving cars because that would be hypocritical?  Seems like that might've been a good time to chime in with your downvotes and responses instead of going after the guy who's pointing out the how farcical that position is.  

I got your satire but I guess you didn't get mine. As some damn dirty socialist once said, "We live in the world as it is" or something. Meaning you can't point out that someone who supports action on climate change drives a car (and is therefore a hypocrite) because of course they do, they practically must. 

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I had to get to the airport and back to 12 South this afternoon and it was doable if time consuming with the. 65/440/Franklin Rd closures. The interstate was backed up going, so I tried Briley/Thompson Ln/Woodmont on the return, a mistake. Sections of Thompson were packed and crawling. Woodmont was crawling as was Lealand/10th and every other side street I passed. One thing I realized and am seeing others commenting on, were a lack of detour signs helping folks figure out alternate routes. Not Armageddon, but I wonder what could be done done better next time....Just my 2 cents.... Did anyone else get caught up in this? 

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On 9/22/2019 at 12:54 PM, e-dub said:

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Hopefully TDOT posts a video of some drone footage of the detour.   They posted this a little over a month ago from a project on I-40 at U.S. 45 N. Highland in Jackson.   Not as big of an interchange, or exactly the same as 440 and 65, but a similar detour.

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Starting Friday night (Sept 27th), I-24 will be closed on the east side of the downtown loop, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation Twitter accounts. 

The stretch of freeway between I-65 and I-40 will shut down 9 p.m. Friday and reopen 5 a.m. Monday.

The closure will allow workers to repair bridge joints at the Woodland Street, Main Street and Silliman Evans bridges. 

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2019/09/26/nashville-traffic-24-downtown-loop-close-weekend-repairs/2442348001/

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