jersyko 
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Re: “MemphisFlyer.com to require Facebook or Google account for comments

Sounds good in theory, but Facebook is probably one of the most uncivil places I once had the displeasure of visiting regularly. Lack of anonymity may not lead to less racism, I mean.

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Posted by jersyko on 06/27/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Game 1 Recap: Spurs 111, Grizzlies 82

I love Zach. But if he can't get any offense going quickly, the burden of his defense is far too heavy for the team to bear for anything beyond spot minutes.

Posted by jersyko on 04/16/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Game on: City Gets a Deannexation Plan Of Its Own to Mull Over

I live in the Riveredge neighborhood of South Cordova. I'm somewhat disappointed in the actions of some of my fellow residents. Publicly, this is about two issues for them: 1) the provision of services by the city of Memphis since the annexation has allegedly been sporadic (I personally haven't seen this but others assure me it's true) and 2) lowering their taxes. They've seen an increase in their taxes by being annexed but not an increase in services offered, allegedly.

Privately, white flight might be part of it, I don't know, though my own neighborhood is fairly diverse racially (though not economically). I tend to discount this as a primary motivator.

All the same, the reason for my disappointment is that none of the residents of my area are in dire economic circumstances to my knowledge. We can all afford to pay the marginally higher property taxes that come with being part of Memphis. I don't begrudge anyone for looking out for their self-interest, but isn't part of living in a civilized society putting aside your own self interest at times for the good of others, particularly when the burden is relatively small? Do they not see the development in the city of Memphis and how our tax dollars go to help fund all the good things our city has been doing over the last few years? Do they not understand that being associated with Memphis means being associated with a city on the rise, as many national publications have called us? Personally, I want to be a part of that.

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Posted by jersyko on 02/03/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Report: Grizzlies among teams no longer staying in Trump hotels

@TIRED That's an extremely easy thing to say and think if you are white male, but perhaps more difficult to come to grips with if a woman, minority, or immigrant. Not breaking news that a large number of our Grizzlies are one or two of those.

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Posted by jersyko on 11/16/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Report: Grizzlies among teams no longer staying in Trump hotels

*said Pistons, meant Mavs. Whoops.

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Posted by jersyko on 11/16/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Report: Grizzlies among teams no longer staying in Trump hotels

Good. I've read reactionary comments from obvious Trump fans on social media the last couple days claiming the Grizz, Pistons, and Bucks have angered "half" their fanbases by these actions.

Trump got only 1/3 of the vote in Shelby County and Dallas County, and a little bit less in Milwaukee. Perhaps folks need to realize cities, which last I checked are where NBA teams are located for the most part, don't actually care for Donald Trump very much.

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Posted by jersyko on 11/16/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Trump's campaign chair for Memphis, violent? You don't say... http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv…

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Posted by jersyko on 06/09/2016 at 11:48 AM

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