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Re: “Tigers 99, Oklahoma 94 (OT)


I agree with you. I watch every game online, but it's hard for me to get downtown during the semester. I work and attend graduate school. I've only made the UAB game this year. I think I'm going to go ahead and buy the $50 AAC package that was just announced. Hopefully, my class next semester is easy!! :)

Go Tigers!!!

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Posted by tinduck on 12/19/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “20 Years Later: Vol-slayer Chris Powers

Go Tigers!!

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Posted by tinduck on 11/07/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Russian Roulette: The Resistible Rise of Donald Trump


Chris Arnade just wrote a decent article about Trump supporters that might help you.


Trump supporters have their issues, but they are still people. Unfortunately, the left doesn't want or need them. They are the deplorables. We can laugh at a West Virginia coal miner getting laid off. That his job was awful and he'll eventually be better off. But he's still part of a larger community that is hurting. Communities and Institutions still matter, and they vote together. Unfortunately for us, we know from history that in these scenarios they often vote for lunatic fascists.

Nixon's southern strategy of the 70's was the same as Clinton's neoliberalism in the 90's. They might have different views on cultural issues. But both parties still have an obsession with appealing to the upwardly mobile intellectual elite in this country, which is great for people like me and you. But honestly, we aren't always right about everything and a little humility and compassion might help.

We all have a narrow world view shaped by our own experiences and biases. It doesn't matter if you are on the right or the left. If you want some help understanding how humans think, you should read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman.

I'll pray that Trump loses. But his people aren't going away.

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Posted by tinduck on 11/02/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “RDC: Closing Riverside One Option to Alleviate 'Cruising' Gridlock

This is ridiculous. Cruising isn't an issue. I grew up with a couple folks who are now really into it. It's just a bunch of social clubs, and way less annoying than motorcycle clubs.

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Posted by tinduck on 08/02/2016 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Crosstown Concourse Apartments Now Available for Rent

MemphisTigers is right. I lived in a small studio in Nashville for two years right out of school. I paid a bit more than what Crosstown is for a similar space, in a similar gentrifying neighborhood.

Midtown's big issue is the housing stock and the apartment stock aren't as high of quality as other parts of the town. I expect more higher income apartments and infill development to continue in that area.[1] I saw a similar trend in East Nashville while I was there, priced a bunch of people out of the neighborhood.

The housing market in Shelby County is doing good throughout the county. I heard similar anecdotal evidence of homes moving in three days in Cordova as well. I suspect that has to do with the low unemployment rate and the small number of housing starts in the last few years. [2][3] Memphis is doing good for now, we got some structural issues to work out but all in all I think we are on the right path.

[1]: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2016…
[2]: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?g=3Zu7
[3]: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MPHBPPR…

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Posted by tinduck on 06/29/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “ServiceMaster Jobs Figure Might Be Lower Than Touted


Even if every employee at ServiceMaster brought their lunch everyday, we would still have a economic benefit. We need jobs in our metro area. It doesn't matter if it's downtown or Collierville. We need strong corporations and institutions in our Metro to act as anchors to keep a workforce here. Especially, we need anchors to keep the younger more mobile part of our workforce who haven't started families yet.

Bartlett lost a big company this year because we don't have the talent here. [1]. Yes, we are subsidizing a company, but we are also subsidizing a workforce. Our downtown core is underutilized and if we can turn it into a Tech Hub then I'm all for it. Oak is right. We have to play the game.

[1]: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2016…

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Posted by tinduck on 06/13/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “ServiceMaster Wants $1M for Downtown Move

Karl Dean built Nashville with $310 million dollars in incentive packages during his tenure as Mayor of Nashville. [1] By all considerations it worked. Memphis has a lot of potential. As long as we are investing money in our Downtown, I don't think the money spent is that big of an issue.

Agglomeration economics are a real thing. Unless, we have strong companies here we will never retain or develop talent in this city. Not to mention, we are at a disadvantage already since we don't have a strong AAU university in our metro area. University of Memphis is priority number one btw.

I only have one real criticism of this plan. If you look at the case of Nashville, they have had great growth with this plan. I think Asurion, UBS, and HCA are great companies. But the City of Nashville didn't invest in their public transportation while they grew. Now they have a huge problem, and apparently want to spend an additional $5.8b to fix it. [2]

[1]: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015…
[2]: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/…

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Posted by tinduck on 06/10/2016 at 9:26 AM

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