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Mark Snyder

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 01/30/15 at 12:42 pm in response to When Love comes to town

from reading Britt's post is that he's taking cheap shots at Love, I would suggest spending some time working on your reading comprehension. He places fault exactly where it lies: With the Timberwolves for botching their roster management during his tenure with them. With Cleveland for not using him properly on offense and with him for failing to do the necessary work on defense that would help Cleveland be the dominant team they were supposed to become from adding him.

Remember,...

Posted on 01/16/15 at 01:39 pm in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

I do hope that someone from the coaching staff will point out to Dieng that getting stronger doesn't mean having to get a lot heavier. KG is listed at 253 or only eight pounds more than Dieng, but he's a lot stronger defending the post.

Posted on 01/16/15 at 02:56 pm in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

The problem becomes that you've got four players on the floor doing/thinking one thing and one player doing/thinking another and that's how you get defensive breakdowns. Dieng needs to be more consistent with staying focused on his assignment even when his teammates blow theirs rather than try and fix their mistakes.

Posted on 12/10/14 at 01:30 pm in response to Minneapolis to see fee hike for citywide organic-waste recycling program

Minneapolis has required apartment buildings to recycle since September 2011.

Information about the commercial recycling ordinance can be found here:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/regservices/fire/WCMS1P-082517

Posted on 08/28/14 at 01:45 pm in response to Forget about biking to the State Fair

I've ridden my bike to the Fair four times so far this year. The first day, I came from Roseville and took Fairview to Larpenteur Ave to the bike corrals at Snelling and Hoyt, which wasn't too bad, though you'd never know those were an option without consulting a Fair map first. Some signage might be nice.

The other days, I came straight across Como Ave from Minneapolis to the bike corrals at Como and Snelling. Even with the bike lanes removed, I had little trouble with it. I suppose...

Posted on 08/12/14 at 03:06 pm in response to Confronting the everyday power of street harassment: What can be done?

Women are instructed to present themselves as indifferent or even hostile in public interactions because if they do respond or even make eye contact, the harassers see that as an invitation to continue. If they respond to some interactions, such as your polite "hi" but not others, such as someone's "hey, baby" the harassers see that as a slight and escalate. There's basically no way for women to win in interacting, so they're taught not to even try.

Does that suck? Absolutely. Is it...

Posted on 08/19/14 at 01:24 pm in response to Confronting the everyday power of street harassment: What can be done?

More specifically, teach your sons to not expect any kind of response to saying hi and/or smiling. Also, teach your sons to treat women on the street the same as they would treat men. Do you smile and say hi to every man you see walking down the street? If not, why not? Why would you treat women differently than you would treat other men? Or why would you expect something different from women than you would from other men?

You can acknowledge the presence of another human being...

Why does there need to be a ratio at all? As the Minneapolis Business License Manager points out, the ratio is outdated and can be replaced with a framework that directly addresses issues such as excessive noise or other unwanted patron behaviors. Let the inspectors and the restaurant owners focus on those things instead of wasting time doing unnecessary arithmetic.

Posted on 06/02/14 at 12:27 pm in response to For DFL, anxiety over turnout and mining amid convention coronations

Someone might want to teach Sen. Tomassoni about this concept called "recycling" and how it might provide the metals that are used to make his cell phone.

A good way to ensure that happens would be to expand the current Electronics Recycling Act to include cell phones as a a "covered electronic device" that would count towards manufacturers' recycling obligation.

Posted on 02/11/14 at 03:08 pm in response to Obamacare and the duty to work

We still have millions of Americans who are unemployed, many of them for an extended period. If Obamacare allows some people to retire or work less, that creates opportunities to employ more of the people who do want to work, doesn't it? Isn't that a good thing?