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Minnesotanative January 26, 2014 at 08:57 am
Interesting when in our own community the police look the other way and allow pot dealers fromRead More another country do their thing. Why not regulate it and get the tax money? It will guarantee that it is a good clean organic variety and we would benefit from the taxes on it. Colorado and Washington and California( medical Marijuana) will be watched closely on this issue.
Eric Anondson January 26, 2014 at 10:40 am
Let's start with reforming drug sentencing around marijuana. It is a true minority of people thatRead More think our drug sentencing minimums are sane and are doing more societal good than societal harm. They are out of all proportion. And then when we fix drug sentencing minimums, we should retroactively revise sentences to all those in Minnesota prisons for drug violations. I'm not convinced "medical marijuana" should be the first hurdle to jump to changing the state's drug policy, we know everything medicinal in "medical marijuana" and regulated and is available over-the-counter by prescription already.
Minnesotanative January 27, 2014 at 10:41 am
Leslie, You stopped me as i entered a DFL event and bad mouth Gov Dayton because he opposed this. ItRead More appears to me that Gov Dayton is taking a guarded, rational approach to this issue. I am happy he is wanting more research on the entire issue. I think he will change his mind on this after the facts are out. But your approach is too extreme. Take some demeanor from Scott Dibble. H
onefastdoggie January 23, 2014 at 07:10 am
So the dome was good enough for the Vikings, but not so for the Twins. Build them a field you cried,Read More and you the tax payer did. The dome is good enough for the Vikings but not so for the Gophers. Build them a field you cried, and you the tax payer did. What is wrong with you folks from Minnesota, I mean what is your deal? Karl, you do know you bought the other 2 stadiums right? Is that it, your pissed because you already bought 2 stadiums for 2 crappy teams and you just cannot handle one more? I guess I could see your point then, but you have to come out and say that.
Mike K. January 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Why didn't the Pohlads and Wilfs go get a loan to build their projects just like everyone else hasRead More to? Because....they use their wealth to buy political favors and get free taxpayer money instead! Also, let's not forget which newspaper owns the majority of the land in this redevelopment and that has been very vocal supporters of the project. Hint: they have a very elderly multi-multi-multi millionaire who somehow thinks he is still relevant.
Leslie Davis January 25, 2014 at 12:19 am
It wouldn't have happened on my watch. Leslie Davis ECHO PRESS Alexandria, Minnesota January 24,Read More 2014 Leslie Davis announces governor candidacy Leslie Davis of Minneapolis has announced his candidacy for Minnesota governor. Born in 1937, Davis is a U.S. Army veteran, father of four grown children and is founder/president of Earth Protector Companies. Now affiliated with the DFL, he will run in the DFL primary this August. “Right now, many Minnesotans are losing jobs, homes, farms, and retirement funds, and many middle class families are being thrown into poverty as fuel, food, housing, medical care and education costs soar,” Davis said. For more information, visit www.LeslieDavis.org
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 03:31 pm
The Capitol does not have enough Civil War art. And I would correct the author. It was really theRead More War against Northern Aggression, as Lincoln and the northerners started the war against the South, who were correct in standing up to the North for states' rights.
Dan Peterson January 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
It has been fine for a hundred years. In fact very fine. Leave it that way.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison / Patch file photo
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 06:41 pm
The LBJ so-called Great Society was a great failure in the opinion of most people. All of theRead More social programs and so-called "advances" of 1964 and 1965 were failures, and many were promoted by MLK. Most Americans would like to "turn back the clock" to the American society we had in the 1950s, where the family unit was intact (both black and white), where the streets were safe, and the "Ozzie and Harriet" family did in fact exist for most Americans.
Mike B. January 23, 2014 at 11:57 am
The previous poster's (Mr. Paddock) comment can be summarized in one word... a centrally-plannedRead More economy, determined by social engineers and hack community activists such as Ellison and the person occupying the White House.
Mike B. January 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Mr. Paddock, sorry to hear that you have given up, and are unable to defend the sorry record ofRead More liberals and socialists. Liberalism is indeed impossible to defend.
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SomeGuy January 17, 2014 at 09:30 am
By that logic, the state should not regulate youth and alcohol or prescription drugs. KnownRead More health risks associated with overuse - regulation makes sense for minors.
Brandi Stillings January 17, 2014 at 10:01 am
No the state, or government should not have to limit a person's right to do anything. Tanning is theRead More least of our worries. I hate to go on a rant, but look at everything else they can control. It's becoming a dictatorship rather than a democracy. Now, they are drug testing random public school students, demanding we pay outrageous prices for prescriptions, tanning isn't the issue here. Taking away our right to do what we can is wrong. Although, it is unhealthy and teens should know better by now, the most we can do is educate them not demand change.
Tank Murdoch January 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Hey kids can get stoned legally in some States, why not take a tan too
Mike B. January 14, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Rep. Allen is completely wrong. Homosexuality can be cured through reparative therapy. It seems asRead More if Democrats just don't care that homosexuality is NOT normal.
Jonathan Freed January 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
Mike, the only thing "NOT normal" is your comment. First & foremost, views aboutRead More homosexuality are not determined by one's political affiliation. There is no viable scientific proof that reparative therapy cures homosexuality, just your misguided vision of human sexuality. Kudos to Rep. Allen and all lawmakers who see through this transparent and malicious veil of homophobia.
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Mike B. January 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Sorry, Ms. Yellen. Positions of such national and economic decision-making should be reserved forRead More men. With just a couple of notable exceptions, such as Margaret Thatcher and Jeanne Kirkpatrick, women are suited for positions in K-12 teaching, nursing, home design, and fashion.... and NOT in positions where un-emotional decision-making must take place.
Mallory January 13, 2014 at 01:57 pm
First female leader of the Federal Reserve? I love it! Once a woman is voted as US President,Read More there will be *almost* no job (in this country) where a woman can't go. Of course she'll have to be twice as good as the last chair to be seen as adequate, but I'm hoping she's up to the task.
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Brian Keller January 8, 2014 at 01:56 pm
I've known a couple people who've, day after day, studied, networked, and applied for jobs for oneRead More or more years(!)--getting employed after very long periods of unemployment. In both cases, the men considered getting very, very low income jobs, but their hard work--and long-term unemployment--helped them get great jobs, in the end.
Mike B. January 8, 2014 at 05:47 pm
The Democrat Party is the culprit! Every law they pass at the state and federal level is designedRead More to handicap and punish businesses and free enterprise! There would be plenty of good jobs if the Democrats got out of the way!
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J.P. December 24, 2013 at 07:09 pm
Obamacare wouldn't exist if insurers hadn't screwed policy holders. When my husband was alive andRead More ill, I spent hours on the phone fighting with the insurance company, trying to get the benefits we had paid premiums for and were entitled to. And, were it not for my group insurance protection from work, I would most likely have been dropped (and forever uninsurable) due to a bout with cancer that was detected and cured early. Obamacare is not perfect. It's an attempt to fix the problems that the healthcare industry (i.e., insurers) have created. Just like many other laws and regulations that were (very) poorly written, they're in response to the injustices that big business commits against consumers, employees, and mother nature in the name of corporate greed. Because (IMHO) Congress is incapable of drafting and passing meaningful and common sense legislation, we're stuck with this crap that chokes economic progress an innovation.
Edith Murcer December 26, 2013 at 02:35 pm
With Obamacare our coverage gets dropped, rates go up, website don't work with loads of securityRead More problems, young people not signing up to pay for elderly, A Pres who is now a convicted liar. CNN poll 35% approval for Obamacare.....only liberals can defend this mess
Mike B. December 26, 2013 at 05:29 pm
You are 100% correct, Edith. Instead of solving the problems of the 2% of the population who wereRead More denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, etc. with a limited catastrophic care package, Obama has screwed things up for everyone. Even people with employer-paid care will see higher deductibles and worse healthcare with Obamacare.
President John F. Kennedy speaking about the Cuban missile crisis. Credit: AP Images
Mike B. November 21, 2013 at 04:37 pm
The Kennedy family is indeed a blot on our nation's history. John Kennedy almost got the USA into aRead More nuclear war because of his inexperience. The personal and political lives of the miserable Kennedys are a stain upon our history.
Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges
Mike B. November 21, 2013 at 04:35 pm
This transition committee is a farce! The ultra-liberal Hodges has collected a far-left wingRead More cabal of union hacks, eggheaded education ivory-tower types, liberal church pastors, DFL hacks, along with the usual assortment of "community activists." How pathetic! Minneapolis will continue to crumble.
Mike B. November 21, 2013 at 04:58 pm
It's a shame Cam Winton was not elected Minneapolis mayor, as he was the only candidate who hadRead More mainstream views and a business background. I would never live in the city of Minneapolis... the left-wingers have ruined the city. Residents are burdened with high taxes, lousy city services, and high crime.
Mike B. November 20, 2013 at 05:47 pm
Minneapolis is a city where residents pay higher taxes and receive substandard city services. TheRead More reason? The evil nexus of liberal Democrat elected officials and unions. .
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