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Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Grove Reb: Without a doubt millennials will move to suburbia once they start getting married, since they are really no different than us ( I am at the tail end of the baby boomer generation). I used to be a midtownian back when I was single, but eventually I grew up (to my parents delight), moved out east, got married, got dogs, reproduced, and started buying expensive, but poorly performing, lawn equipment.

With that said, I am glad the millennials are putting life back into the classic down town buildings and giving downtown Memphis a cool vibe. After the millennials/creative class move to the 'burbs, the next generation will occupy the millennial haunts.

Posted by LoveBC on 03/20/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

It will be interesting to see if Noura Jackson is able to eventually prove herself as innocent. I have slight acquaintances with both Amy Weirich and Steve Jones and they both appear to be fine attorneys. I have seen Ms. Weirich whip well known defense lawyers.

With that said, I always thought the case against Ms. Jackson was weak and it is my understanding that most of the people testifying against Ms. Jackson were druggies. I do not hold it against Ms. Jackson that she took an Alford plea. I would have also to get out of jail so I could work on proving myself innocent.

There is also a large estate that Jennifer Jones left, and there is huge family feud about who will get what. I believe Ms. Jackson has not received any inheritance. I do not know how Ms. Jackson is supporting herself.

It would be interesting if an attorney or two with estate and/or criminal law would weigh in on this conversation.

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Posted by LoveBC on 03/20/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers


Surely you have SOME ideas on how you plan to force everyone to move about, or telling people which house they must buy or must not live in. Surely you have SOME ideas on the subject.

While you are at it, tell us of your ideas of fairness regarding redistricting for the congress.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Trumpcare?

So Trump lied again, this is not surprising

The tragedy is millions of American seniors and tens of millions of future seniors are having their healthcare put at risk by the wealthiest zealots and selfish Americans

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Posted by datGuy on 03/20/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “MPD Recruits Report for Academy

Good news. Need to get them out on the beat

Posted by datGuy on 03/20/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

Calling it 'collusion' is a bridge too far, FUNKbrs. The fact is, the Prosecutor's Office has to fight organized crime and the most heinous of sociopaths. That's their purview. Occasionally they WILL get it wrong. No human is perfect. Weirich admitted that today. But their considered judgment, about who to prosecute, and how to do it, is what keeps you safe at night. The same forces which Weirich fights, are most assuredly going to be the most vocal when such inevitable lapses occur, too. Perhaps it should give you pause to consider just whose battle you are fighting in proxy here.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/20/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

Ah, collusion and impunity.

Good ol' boy politics at it's finest.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Agreed CL. The entire market would shift if that's the direction the Millennials drive it.

That's what's fascinating to me. For how much people love to rag on the Millennials, they're really the new Boomers, except maybe even a larger generation. They're going to be driving economic forces as they age, similar to how Boomers have done for so long.

If this whole push for vouchers happens, and those get spread to a broad group of citizens, that could be your new school model that crops up for the group of young professional Millennial parents. It'll be fascinating to watch.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/20/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


Trolls and the rest of the trollite diaspora have a single orifice for both mouth and anus, similar to a jelly fish. Trollkin are those who have not surgically made this physical transition, but internally identify as trolls.

Obviously I have not made my full surgical transition from trollkin to Troll as I still have separate orifices for communication and defecation, but I hope to one day combine the two.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Assuming no apocalypse, should Millennial say put, we should see schools catering to their progeny cropping up.
Changes afoot for this generation won't mimic ours, job sites alone should be quite different for those affording the new urban lifestyle. The won't have to shell out for lawn equipment of machines. Of course if Trump has his way, they will be paying $50 an hour for nannies. As it should be.

If you want to be a true troll, you'll have to start drinking alone a lot more.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/20/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


I never take things back. Never, never, never!

I refuse to call you a troll no matter how you identify.

I am curious, though.

Do trollkin pee in the same bathrooms as trolls?

Seems to me we need a law to clarify where trolls can pee.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/20/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk, so, each and every kindergarten class should resemble the results of the census? How do you plan to achieve that?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Back on the original topic, I still stand by my point that I'll be interested to see if the Millennial generation really does stay in the city centers once most of them start having kids that reach school age.

I still contend that the urban shift we've seen might very well be simply a product of the Millennial generation being such a large generation, and the fact that it's a generation that's currently in the stage of life where most of them want to live close to the action...and it's a generation that's waiting later to have children, which widens the window of time when they would want to live near the action.

If 10-15 years from now, that urban shift has sustained, we'll know it's a product of the new generation having a different view about urban/suburban living. If they follow traditional patterns, we'll see a massive suburban shift over the next decade as they start reproducing and having those children grow to school age.

Generational differences and trends are a fascinating topic to me, so I'll be following this one closely. Of course, I'll also be following it closely, as it'll have an impact on the value of my home investment.

Zillow estimates that my home is currently worth about 11% more than I paid for it back in 2010. That's only about a 1.5% CAGR over that period. That's a little bit slower than the national average, but it's slightly ahead of the average home price growth for the city of Memphis during that period. If the trend holds for urban shift, my return will grow slower. If a strong suburban shift comes in the next decade, my value will accelerate.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/20/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


You take that back.

I'll have you know I proudly identify as trollkin. How dare you assume my online ethnicity.

I'm offended.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

The census already "dicktates" the composition of the House of Representatives, so... yes?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Khayyam Brichy, I know everybody is saying moverhill is all that, but you is the best troll I know. Sucked Funkbrs in just like that, gotcha! Yaaaayyyyy!

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Posted by :) on 03/20/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers


I also do
I did my service as required by law. BFD. Still, you did answer my question. Are we supposed to jigger the schools each day, or year, as dicktated by the census? Really? Are children checkers? Chess pieces? Cards in a Rook deck? What kinda f'player are you? Thespian or totalitarian? Maybe you're a snowflake? Does the natural flow upset you? You decide! After all, what's the diff?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 2:59 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

@ Bric

Well, I did register for the draft as required by law, and I've served jury duty a couple of times, if you're wondering how I feel about compulsory public service. I like being an american, nobody has to "force" me to want to be what I naturally am and enjoy being.

As for a "perfect" demographic for schools, I would say it should be based on the census. School isn't just about the 3 R's, it's also about learning social skills. You can best learn social skillls by having examples of different parts of society in class with you.

This isn't rocket surgery here.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 12:51 AM
Posted by Nick R on 03/19/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


I actually have seen a McDonalds restored. Technically I guess it would be more accurate to say that it was updated. Two drive thru lanes, new furniture, technical accoutraments added behind the counter along with all new grills and such. Lots more. But the main framework is still there.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/19/2017 at 3:32 PM

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