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Bill Schletzer

Plymouth, MN
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Posted on 01/22/15 at 11:24 am in response to Why we need the protest group Black Lives Matter

So since this isn't the 50s, we don't need to march in the street anymore? The article doesn't raise legitimate points because it is "poorly written"?

I don't think the protesters are as arrogant as the Bloomington city attorney that thinks they need to be attacked financially by trying to force them to pay for the police presence at the MOA. By that logic every criminal should be fined the price of any police time that is used in their case. I think the protesters were prepared to...

Posted on 01/22/15 at 01:31 pm in response to Why we need the protest group Black Lives Matter

Well put.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 10:28 am in response to Should the T-Wolves tank the season?

I would the focus for the rest of the season be to have Rubio on the court with the guys who are projected to be here in three or four years to give them as much on court time as possible. I think that should include Bennett and Lavine too unless you can get Lavine into a development league or you have decided to give up on Bennett.

From reading your column, Britt, I get the impression Young won't be here next year. With the way he's played I'm not unhappy about that. Hate to see...

Posted on 01/21/15 at 11:41 am in response to Should the T-Wolves tank the season?

Maybe they playing Bennett a lot would help determine his future, and with the season expectations too low they maybe can afford to play him enough to figure it out. Playing him a lot would either help him improve and figure out what he needs to do or it would show that he's a slacker and will never live up to his pay scale. He has been disappointingly inconsistent. Next year if everyone stays healthy they won't want to spend game time on his development. I'm surprised you think Young...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 06:51 am in response to Medical device tax repeal could return money already collected

Since when does killing from a hiding place and bragging about it make you a hero? Is there a less honorable way to kill in war? Getting rich off the taking of human life is not heroic. A hero does something heroic, not this. When we came back from Viet Nam, no one called us heroes who merely served there. Now America seems so in love with killing and the military that the threshold for herohood has gotten pretty low. The only long term accomplishment of our recent wars is to create...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 11:14 am in response to Medical device tax repeal could return money already collected

Sergeant York and Audie Murphy were heroes who saved their comrades in moments of combat when many would have freezed. They are heroes. I served in Nam and did nothing heroic. I am not a hero.

The only reason to go into Afganistan was to crush Al Quida and get Osama. They could have gotten Osama early on but let him get away for political reasons. Since then all they have done is create new haters of America with their drones and prisons and torture and maltreatment and killing of...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 11:21 am in response to Medical device tax repeal could return money already collected

The soldiers who tortured and humiliated prisoners in Abu Grabe (however you spell it) were heroes doing heroic things. As a Viet Nam veteran I say that people who never served and thus idealize those who do are mistaken in their hero worship.

I won't see that stupid movie and I don't really know the circumstances of what the guy did, but when he turned his taking of human life into a reason to brag, when he used it earn money to make his life easier, he became an enemy of humanity...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 11:34 am in response to Medical device tax repeal could return money already collected

Good one. To excuse our atrocities by the atrocities of the other side is a bad idea. By that logic the other side can excuse the WTC because of the harm we had caused them. Bad is bad in an absolute sense. The trouble with war is it puts one in a situation of having to do bad to survive. I believe in all of these middle eastern wars we have started we have maimed and killed more civilians than soldiers. Where is the math in one dead dictator at the cost of tens of thousands of...

Posted on 01/16/15 at 11:57 am in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

Last year's draft is looking pretty good this year. Thanks for a nice profile, Britt.

Posted on 01/14/15 at 02:43 pm in response to One Mo night

I always thought that Garnett's big contract was the beginning of the Timberwolves mediocrity during his time here and not just because it ticked off Marbury. I just think it is bad to overpay one person in a team sport; everyone else on the roster has to give up some. In the SA game they were talking about how successful that franchise has been and one factor they mentioned was how Duncan didn't force them to overpay him and that allowed them to build a better team. Garnett was getting...