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Re: “Guild: Severance Delays at Commercial Appeal 'Shameful'

Jets, I totally agree with you. However, the public sector management is every bit as nefarious as the private sector. In Baltimore, the police were told to clear the streets of drug dealers. They arrested repeat drug dealer Freddie Gray, whom then proceeded to stand up and bang his head against the van's walls. The damn fool ended up with a broken neck, and six police officers were persecuted by an ambitious DA with visions of higher political office in her future. And let us not forget how Wall Street Hillary visited the family of Darius Stewart, the bond jumping child molester/cop attacker from Illinois and/or Iowa during her campaign, but forgot all about slain cop Sean Bolten.
Basically, no matter if one works in the public, private or non-profit sectors, one must realize that management as a whole cannot be trusted. I have learned, and eventually prospered by learning to save and invest, to CMA, having a basic knowledge of employment law and an emergency legal fund, and literally having actionable intel on those above me.
On your final point Jets, we must indeed be careful about how we cast our ballots. Dems sure don't care about working people the way Republicans care about corporations. We have a quasi-permanent federal legislature since one must have millions of dollars to make a credible run just to be a US representative. People of average means should have a shot at political office.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/15/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

I totally agree with Jill that somebody needs to do a story about that damned welcome center - and perhaps all the welcome centers in Memphis.
Why is it taking so long to get this new one opened? And, it's pretty paltry considering how long it's been in the works. For the time it's taking, I expected a huge metro-plex. But it just looks like a typical rest area. Hell, even crappy West Memphis has a nicer Welcome Center just off 40 West.
And, why are the other Memphis Welcome Centers so poorly placed? How could a traveler on I-40 East find their way to the Downtown Welcome Center? I've lived here over a decade and I barely know how to get to it.
Why is the 40 West center (at the Northern entrance to Memphis) in such a shitty location? You have to exit then pass back over the Interstate, then make a left and go about a hundred yards to get to it. I've never seen a Welcome Center so poorly placed. I think somebody got a big payoff for that screw job. Now it sits unused most of the time. How much is it costing to keep it operating? And how many people actually use it in a year?

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Posted by nobody on 06/15/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Puck, Yes?

Is there really anybody asking why Memphis doesn't support The Preds? I haven't heard that at all, but I don't follow sports so maybe it's being discussed in the sports media?
This feels like just another Memphis vs Nashville rivalry created entirely by the local media.

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Posted by nobody on 06/15/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “ServiceMaster Opens 'Ground Floor' Downtown

Cool, I sure wish the Sterick and now the 100 N. Main building could get developed.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/15/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Puck, Yes?

For the most part, my friends in Nashville support the Grizzlies, especially at playoff time, no matter what they may think of our town. (most of them love Memphis, by the way, so they may be outliers).

So, even though the Preds eliminated my beloved Chicago Blackhawks in the first round this year (by out Blackhawking the Hawks and making them look old). I sucked it up and rooted for them all the way through the Cup. No matter what you may think of Nashville (and you would probably be right), there is nothing wrong with returning the favor. If we had been in the NBA Finals, I suspect most Nashvillians would be waving Growl towels at every opportunity.

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 06/15/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

If Hilliarity had just divorced Bill in 1998 after he admitted to lying to his Cabinet about Lewslurpinsky, Hilliarity would have won the 2000 election in a walk.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/15/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

Trump "derangement" syndrome is alive and well and perpetually stewing in folks just like you, Clyde....you're frickin' eat-up with it. Enjoy!

Yeah...45's little "ain't I great" party was nauseating, and exceptionally pathetic. And you just know that more than half of those people think he's the biggest jack-ass alive....they just don't have the guts to admit it. How sad the state of our government is right now. It's just one big EGOTISTICAL ORGY...

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Posted by mejjep on 06/15/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Trump: "And he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those 50 people, and he said to the 50th, you go back to your people and you tell them what happened -- and in 25 years there wasn't a problem."

Kustoff: [-burp-]

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Posted by Memphomania on 06/15/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Tennessee Leads Opioid Investigation

Crooked doctors need to go to jail.

Jail.

Real jail. Like, drug dealer jail.

No, they shouldn't get to buy out with fines. No, the blame shouldn't be put off on the manufacturers of necessary drugs. No, the blame shouldn't be put off on people who trusted their doctors.

The doctors have to go to jail. It has to be public. The doctors have to serve 10-20 years for the manslaughters they have committed.

Nothing less is justice. Not one bit less.

Individual doctors, with individual practices, that have destroyed individual lives, need to be given individual trials and locked into individual cells.

No corporate guilt, no corporate cop outs, no big cash settlements; people with names with letters after them need to be locked in cells with numbers on them.

If the doctors responsible aren't charged, tried, and sentenced to the same hard time any other dope pusher would get, it won't be justice, and this will happen again.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/15/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

Trump derangement syndrome is in full force with the Flyer and its petty liberal readers

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Posted by Clyde on 06/15/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Typical responses thus far by the Flyer lemmings. That was to be expected.

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Posted by Clyde on 06/15/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

Jill-
...and yet you managed to avoid all of the articles found both in the Flyer's hardcopy and online editions that provide a lot of the local coverage you desire in order to read and comment on an editorial piece about a news topic in which you claim to have no interest. Now remind us, who is at fault?

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Posted by barf on 06/15/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “On the Moon

Check out personalaccountability proving the point made by the author.

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Posted by nobody on 06/15/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “On the Moon

@PA

Sounds like Mr. Hypothetical suffers from a bad case of unearned pride. Accepting reality for what it is without complaining requires humility.

Humility, you may recall, is a classic traditional virtue. Pride, you may also recall, is a traditional vice. Covetousness, also, is a traditional christian sin, specifically mentioned in the Ten Commandments.

The fact that we have a population that is both proud of their mediocrity, and covetous of those who are actually less well off than themselves. Even worse, they actually have contempt for the humble.

What made america great was a culture that rooted for underdogs and always wanted to help the little guy win. Then sometime around the "Me" generation it started to be socially acceptable to have contempt for "losers."

You don't get to feel morally righteous while grinding those who serve you and make your life pleasant into poverty.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/15/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Memphis Mayhem Storm: What Actually Happened

Laura,
When I look up the word derecho and its translation, I find numerous possible definitions including: straight, right, honest, law, and outside. Just sayin

Posted by barf on 06/15/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

Wow. Yet another too-hoppy IPA that hopes to market itself by creating local controversy. Yawn.

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Posted by Rich on 06/15/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “On the Moon

Imagine being a citizen who wakes up and goes to work every day, pays his taxes, obeys the law, treats law enforcement with courtesy and respect, saves his money for his true needs and not his petty desires, only procreates the number of children that he or she can afford to feed, clothe, and is willing to properly rear and care for, and tries to treat others as he or she wishes to be treated, and teaches the aforementioned children to do the same.

Now imagine the above person being told he or she is responsible for the last two hundred years of pain and suffering of a different race, that his or her moral beliefs are all wrong and outdated, that he or she should be willing to pay far more in taxes to take care of others who fail to do the above, and if he or she so much as utters a thought that is critical of any mainstream victim du jour, he or she is branded a far right, simple minded homophobic racist hypocrite that is a danger to society.

Result? A megalomaniac TV reality star gets elected president.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 06/15/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

There's no bipartisanship on the Internet. Conservatives are pooping themselves with excitement that there's finally a liberal bad guy that they can point to. We all know how much the conservatives love to play the victim.
But I doubt their good times will last. There's already another, deadlier shooting to talk about. I can't wait to find out this shooters party affiliation.

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Posted by nobody on 06/15/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Trump: "Hillary wants to abolish -- essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Kustoff: [gurgling noises]

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Posted by Memphomania on 06/15/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Trump: "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."

Kustoff: [yawning sound]

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Posted by Memphomania on 06/15/2017 at 10:00 AM

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