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Sissyk's Journal
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May 30, 2017

Hi, Skinner!

I do not stay logged in to DU from my IPad, but log in each time I come to DU.

Since the last hack, when I select Log In, my email address automatically fills the username field. I have to backspace through my email address, and type in my username. Since it stores my password, that is already filled in, and I can log in.

Is that something to do with new security methods? Should my email address be showing up in the username field?

TIA for your time!

January 16, 2017

Question about the hack.

Hi, Skinner!

I was curious if you have been able to determine where the hack came from, who was involved, and if you have any info if it came from here, or elsewhere?

There has been a lot of speculation on the board, and I thought you may want to tell us what you know.

I'm truly glad it's runnng so well, and we appreciate all your hard work.

November 4, 2016

Brandon Vandenburg Sentenced To 17 Years In Rape Case

Brandon Vandenburg has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for his part in the rape of an unconscious female at Vanderbilt University.

The sentencing hearing was held Friday morning and lasted around two hours leading to the sentence of 17 years.

Another link.


August 20, 2015

I need your help!

I'm a Democrat that has not decided who my Primary vote will go for. I think it's too early to consider sticking with ANY candidate (come hell or high water) with the vote far off, and no debates.

I know their bad points, bad views, bad votes, etc.

In this thread, in a tweet-compliant (?) message (I am not a twitter-er? so I don't know the length, only that they are relatively short), please give me one positive vote for the Candidate of your choice. It does not necessarily have to be YOUR candidate. Just something positive that I can google.

Please, no negativity. Let's be positive. We have 10 times the talent in our Candidate Pool as the Repubs do.

I probably won't say "THanks!" on each post, so please accept this as my Thanks in Advance!

#INeedYourHelpwithmyvote (lol)

August 14, 2013

Franklinís Leap of Faith

Franklin’s Leap of Faith
....The Contributor’s Director of Vending gives an important update on the current state of newspaper vending in Franklin, Tennessee


Since 2007, The Contributor has been for sale on and from sidewalks in Nashville, Tenn. What began with a group of 10 homeless and formerly homeless vendors and a few volunteers has grown into the largest distributing street newspaper in North America (by circulation) and the largest in the world (circulation per capita). Last year, 400 vendors sold 115,000 copies every month. Vendors, who determine their own sales locations, have spread from the sidewalks of downtown Nashville to the far reaches of Davidson County—and beyond. For over five years, these micro-businessmen and -women have been putting a face on homelessness and demonstrating how the general public can help address the issue.

Nashville, Tenn., was an ideal incubator for The Contributor. With time, the message of “Homeless Paper – $1.00 – Thanks” found a home in the buckle of the Bible Belt where members of the homeless community could find a respectable and dignified alternative to panhandling. We also realized that our mission includes the face-to-face interactions that take place daily between people who have experienced homelessness and people who have not. That speech is changing lives on both sides of the economic divide.

Thus, growth was the norm. In 2008, The Contributor distributed 5,900 copies; in 2009, 56,000 copies; in 2010, 580,000 copies; and in 2011, 1.3 million copies were distributed. The vendor force grew from 10 to 400 per month. Vendors began to find markets outside of Nashville, southwards to Brentwood and Franklin and northwards to Goodlettsville and Hendersonville.

In late 2010, early 2011, the city of Brentwood, Tenn., cited seven vendors of The Contributor newspaper for vending on its sidewalks. The vendors went before the local court with a pro-bono attorney and were found guilty of violating Brentwood’s ordinance. The only problem at this point was that the ordinance in effect at that time was unconstitutional. Modifications were made to the Brentwood ordinance which resulted in a ban on any vendor to vehicle occupant sales. A lawsuit resulted which is still in process challenging modifications made to the Brentwood ordinance.

Fast-forward to 2013, when Franklin began considering a law similar to Brentwood’s. The ordinance that was finally adopted reflects what Alderman Dana McClendon called “a leap of faith.”

Rest of article here: http://thecontributor.org/franklins-leap-of-faith/


I am curious if orgs like this exist everywhere, or is this just Nashville?

I live in Franklin and understand the property laws are some of the toughest in the state (besides Brentwood). If Franklin can "bend" to change the laws, other places can to.

This is a tremendous help to our homeless in Middle Tennessee. It can be in your city, too.

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