Well, I guess this will be my final comment on this website. I will be switching my home page to CNN or other news related sites. I do not know of any websites that do not allow comments on what is being stated fact or not. This is terrible that TFP made this decision. I have made comments on stories since you started this and I have not made any comments that I would not attach my real name to. I agree with the others, this does not make sense and just boils down to the fact that you either do not want to pay someone to remove the comments or your paper just doesn't promote freedom of speech. I think everyone should refuse to comment to the TFP when asked about witnessing or telling their side of the story. Sorry to say that I think TFP is on its way out the door.
My husband and I have discussed moving out of Tennessee..We hate it here. There is too much congestion and rude,selfish people. My husband lost his job 3 years ago and has not been able to find a job. It is not from the lack of trying. VW would not hire him because of his credit history. Amazon is only hiring through the temp agencies. No guarantee there either. I work in the hospitality field and notice more than most as far as rude people. This city is not safe any longer. The public school system is horrible and I cant afford to send my children to private schools here. So alternatives are being considered. I have many family members who live elsewhere and I have visited them and they outweigh chattanooga by a long shot. To those who got out, congratulations. To those who choose to stay thats your choice but in the end, you will hear the phrase.."told you so."
This is a tragedy in itself. It doesnt matter where the children or the parents lived. This type of behavior happens in all types of households regardless of race or status. You can blame the Department of Child Protective Services. I have had to deal with them based on false allegations and believe me they do not do their job effectively nor do they follow the guidelines set. I know of two households right now that do not need to have children in them. Reports have been made but since the "parents" wont let them in the house, they say nothing can be done at this time. Well, what could be going on to cause this? I feel that the case workers are overworked or just do not care. In one of the cases I mentioned above, the mother has been charged with child neglect and been to court several times and is just given more time to complete classes. The last court date she was given, she didnt even show. The children are still in her custody. The children have sores, are nasty and they live in a hotel. The other case, is a family member who constantly yells at the child, does not support the child and relies on others to give the necessities that the child needs. What will it take for the case workers to realize that what they do is not just a JOB but takes consideration and common sense to see that a child is being abused. These little boys did not deserve to be treated in such a manner and now where are they? One is in Heaven now, the other in ICU for christmas. I think the case worker and DFACS should be held just as accountable as the mother and boyfriend. Children can not speak for themselves and there should be stricter laws for people who take advantage and abuse children.
This is just crazy. Why are people allowed to camp out on the doorsteps of businesses? People that are homeless are not allowed to camp out in these same places. It is a shame that some resort to such shallow and selfish ways.Thanksgiving is about sharing and giving thanks to family and for having what you have not that you got a good deal on a tv. Why do the stores only offer these great deals after Thanksgiving? You would think they would offer deals throughout the year so everyone would have the opportunity to save a little money. I will not venture out into the madness of Black Friday.
Coolidge Park was intended for families to gather and enjoy the downtown area no matter what color you were. However, the saying still goes, you can take the person out of the getto but cant take the getto out of the person. It says some were overheard saying that they were bored, lets fire on someone..you cant find something else to do but cause mayhem? I think the park should close at sunset unless an event is going on. Parents are just as responsible if not more responsible for what their children are doing. I think that the parents of these kids need to be held accountable as well. If they even know who their parents are. They say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree. Every race is accountable for their actions. Actions have consequences. Parents need to act like parents and know what their children are doing. With a crowd of 300 idiots acting that way, even with every police officer there, it is still to much for them to control. I agree with the decision of minors not allowed without an adult. I still will not visit this park. I have been there a few times and just didnt feel safe. Let alone take my children.
Cry me a river CPD..So you arent going to get to drive your vehicles home. How many abuse this situation? If you were just driving from work to home and vice versa I would not have a problem with it. How many times have I seen CPD cars in the car line at school, at the grocery store on an off day, or better yet at the mall with the family? Parking your vehicles at the end of a shift is not that big of a deal. I firmly believe that it will save me & a lot of other taxpayers not allowing the cars to be taken home. If the CPD is so worried about their gear and so forth being left in the vehicle overnight that just proves that not only can they not protect their own property much less our city..Please get a life. Suck it up..Just because you are an officer, doesnt mean that you get a take home car.
People are still dining out as much as they used to only people are splitting meals, taking advantage of 2 for 20 deals and ordering water instead of a beverage..I am a server in a local sit down restaurant, I make 2.13 an hour and depend on my tips to make ends meet. People who once left 15 to 20 percent tips are now leaving 5 to 10 percent, if anything. After a tip out to the bartender, I sometimes loose money on a table. It is costing me for a person to eat out. I know I should be thankful that they leave anything but people making budget cuts need to understand they are not the only ones who are feeling the economic strain. I wish someone would do a poll on how many servers are receiving some type of government assistance. If some of us didnt have Tenn Care for our children or food stamps to purchase food, we would be well below poverty level. Businesses are not the only ones loosing during this time.
Great..Another place that preys on the poor..They say they have good cars and then you buy one at an offensive interest rate, couple days,weeks or even months later, the car turns out to be a lemon..Then when you have a repair, it is usually something major which may put you behind on a payment..The company then wants to repo it or turn it off where you cant drive it..Had one before from a dealer that had a box on it, payments were current but had a glitch in the system where it would not crank..Stuck all weekend until I could contact the office.Then treated like crap..Stay away from these places, they are wolves in sheeps clothing..Easy Auto is a decent place to buy a car..I have bought 2 from them and actually got decent cars. They even worked with me when I had problems and no boxes..Like it says above, Its not about morality, its about reality.
I would gladly pay a 10% sales tax in order to land a job..There just arent any out there..Maybe Amazon wont be as discriminating as VW..Check into Cash and all of these check advance places need to be put out of business..They prey on people who are down and out.