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Beryl John-Knudson

Duluth, MN
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Posted on 04/19/13 at 01:26 pm in response to Thoughts on the Boston bombing developments

Whether these two brothers are 'suspects'; dead or alive...there is something happening here that is not pretty to watch or listen. We are locked in by tweets and woofing, speculating responders and a compulsive media telling the listener to fear or not to fear what is out there and what they can or can't affirm but titillating, diverse spoken truths and half-truths? The time is here when friends may become fewer.... when we will no longer trust our neighbor; no longer trust ourselves?...

Posted on 04/21/13 at 09:32 am in response to Thoughts on the Boston bombing developments

...And already the FBI poster is selling for fifteen bucks
on e-Bay;and rising... while pain and sorrow bleeds from both sides now?.

Fathers, mothers mourn their losses and uncles, neighbors try to absorb the horror; fear; unacceptable loses from both sides now...yes, from both sides now?

Too many victims here and too many questions that don't paint a clear picture and ever-always, who profits in the aftermath?

Posted on 04/22/13 at 06:23 am in response to Thoughts on the Boston bombing developments

In the aftermath and whatever happens...which will surely be the surviving brother be labeled as enemy combatant and come under military law which now recognizes torture without due process...then where next?

This case sets a precedent...when Mirandizing of the still living brother is exempt from such protection however guilty he appears in the public eye?

... then comes the greater crime; the greater crime against every immigrant, every citizen born or naturalized who can be...

Posted on 04/11/13 at 08:44 am in response to Dead: Sanford takeover of Fairview

CEO with or without the Mayo comment reminds me from the sixties - Jimi Hendrix friend Ellen Mcillwaine and her song..."I Don't Want To Play, I'll take my house and go away"

..except the lyrics would be wasted on this CEO I suppose...what was he on to make such a "dumb" statement? Was he off his meds with such puny professionalism exposed?

Posted on 04/12/13 at 06:46 am in response to Are sulfates and methylmercury killing Minnesota’s moose?

I suppose it's a toss-up...who is the canary in the mine here on environment pollution...moose or human?

Flip a coin and watch the slow destruction of clean air and desirable soil, water conditions for the sake of mineral mining etc... with China a big investor in latest developments?

There's a great investor to pattern our industrial strength by...?

Breath in; breath out...way to go, eh, as regulations will be lowered eventually; bowing as usual to industry? count on...

Posted on 04/11/13 at 08:19 am in response to Walz wins delegation hotdish cook-off

It's probably good this is only an annual affair...otherwise one could imagine orange road cones blocking the bloody arterials; the clogged arteries of Minnesota congressional members in their sedentary occupation?

Betty McCollum's Beef Stew fairs the best in my mind - Nolan's is a chef's delight with it's native ingredients -...but bless their hungry appetites, processed cheese laced tater-tot pot the winner?

Comfort food for the soul maybe? Reminds me of a church basement...

Posted on 04/09/13 at 09:46 am in response to David Carr on alt-weeklies, phone apps and all things media

A ho-hum moment here indeed, but am distracted by the photo above and the wool scarf tied so appropriately. Cannot help but wonder if the color-coded scarf with its dangling end, is intended as neck warmer, fashion accessory...or could, possibly, even be pulled as a leash or a noose?

Posted on 04/08/13 at 08:03 am in response to Bachmann's leadership PAC could be key to ethics investigation there not certain wild outbursts that have been the nature of Bachmann rhetoric for some time...and the irrational screams coming from the hysterical behavioral rants of Kim Jong recently?

When will Bachmann be recognized and held responsible for her irrational outbursts and abuse of office?

These are two public figures that share a certain mindset...with different motivations, but?...

"We have doomed the wolf not for what it is but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be...the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer, which in reality, no more than a reflected image of self."

"Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals( including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy; and the less reason there is to...

First time I saw him was a couple years ago. Late January was it on this island strip within the city? I saw him down below from our library window. He was sitting on a snow bank next to the dune path between houses; under the street light...and combine that with full moon over the lake behind, I observe him, white on white against the snow. Only a rare few cars heading down the Point.

He rested there as if he had been there before, watching the night among the human structures;...