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Alicia DeMatteo

Eden Prairie, MN
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Posted on 07/10/12 at 11:24 am in response to It's time to stop appeasing the food industry, obesity expert says

I don't think it's a major leap in logic to say that most foods that are truly health -- that is, nutrient dense -- do not get advertised. Sometimes you get the pork council or the egg council advertising, but as a general rule, if a food has a marketing budget, avoid it.

Posted on 12/02/11 at 01:17 pm in response to Protracted presidential campaigns damage our electoral process

The only downside I can see to shortening election campaigns is that the Daily Show would have much less pre-election fodder. And local media outlets wouldn't get such a huge boost from campaign ads. I think I can live with both of those consequences.

I'd agree with comment #1 and add that this is a great example of how investing in public infrastructure has paid dividends into the future.

Posted on 11/01/11 at 10:06 am in response to Halloween has a somewhat spooky effect on U.S. births, study finds

As a Halloween baby myself, I showed this study to my mother. She just laughed. I thought it was an awesome day to have my birthday, especially as a child.

Posted on 07/14/11 at 12:22 pm in response to Dayton offers to end shutdown by accepting GOP plan -- with conditions

Getting really tired of hearing the phrase "he caved" here. This is not a poker game or a staring contest; these are people's livelihoods and the wellbeing and stability of our state in the balance. Grow up.

Posted on 07/13/11 at 11:47 am in response to Despite warnings, some laid off state employees still working from home

Thanks for aggregating and sharing these. It's endearing and heartbreaking at the same time to hear these employees speak out on their predicament and how much they'd love to get back to work for MN. It's a great reminder of all the wonderful people we don't normally think about who work tirelessly for our state.

If I had to guess, I'd say blame lies in a combination of having appointments scheduled too close together and having unexpected things come up during appointments.

One time while at a doctor appointment, I sat in my paper gown on the examining table for about 45 minutes. I was feeling pretty enraged by the time the doctor showed up, but he explained to me his previous patient needed some extra time with him to discuss things going on in her life, and I was completely diffused. It...

I'm fascinated by this approach! Certainly every county or city has unique challenges, but it would be interesting to see if any of these concepts can be parlayed to more populous areas. It seems like Murphy has been able to create programs that treat everyone like an individual rather than a "one size fits all" approach to social programs.

Posted on 06/14/11 at 09:45 am in response to Bachmann's in, makes it official

Isn't announcing filing to run for president during the debate kind of like announcing you're pregnant while you're in labor???

Posted on 05/26/11 at 11:46 am in response to On truth tour, Pawlenty won't commit on Ryan budget

"Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour"

So the question remains: will this story end with #WINNING?