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Bruce Pomerantz

Fridley, MN
Commenter for
6 years 51 weeks

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Posted on 09/16/14 at 03:33 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

There are many forms of child abuse, especially abandoning children. All the discussions of the physical abuse have neglected to mention that Adrian Peterson fathered a child which he abandoned. That became public knowledge only because that child died from abuse of the mother's boyfriend. An October 17, 2013, New York Post article stated Adrian Peterson has five children and possibly a total of seven, by women other than his wife. (Search on "Leonard Green," the reporter, and "Adrian...

Posted on 08/13/14 at 04:13 pm in response to Otto trounces Entenza in auditor race

The advantage of encumbancy included knowing the duties of state auditor.

The advantage of incumbancy included knowing the duties of the state auditor.

". . .energy is a huge issue. . . .because it allows ME (emphasis mine) to put more money into their pocket. And it allows ME (emphasis mine) to create more manufacturing jobs. . . . And I’LL (emphasis mine) increase manufacturing."

Me thinks the man has a megalomania complex.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 08:59 am in response to Complexity dogs mileage-fee concept

Two ways to account for out-of-state mileage:

As with income taxes:

1) Allow for a standard deduction in miles
2) Itemize by showing hotel or gas receipts to claim higher deduction.

Yes, #2 can be scammed but that happens with income tax deductions. Yet that hasn't caused us to insist on eliminating income taxes because some people cheat.

Posted on 07/14/14 at 10:46 am in response to Walk away, Scruff Face: An open letter to Jesse Ventura

If none of this matters, why is Minnpost covering the trial? The appropriate bromides are:
(1) Practice what you preach
(2) The writer protests too much.

Posted on 06/24/14 at 08:12 pm in response to Honour says campaign cash gives him advantage to take on Dayton

Would someone please explain how candidates "lend" themselves campaign funds? What interest rate do they charge themselves? How long does one have to re-pay? Does one sue oneself if the loan is not repaid? ?

Now onto a (somewhat) partisan observation: What does it say about a candidate who has to self-finance a campaign? Exactly where is the support (grassroots or fois gras) for such a candidacy? (Yes, I recognize that Mark Dayton identically self-financed several of his campaigns....

Posted on 05/22/14 at 08:33 pm in response to Interpreting the hidden messages in Franken’s new TV ad

Please explain how you discounted 59 other senators to identify Franken as the one who made ACA possible. Passage requires a cumulative total. It does not matter if Franken's vote was number one, thirty-three or even sixty. If 59 other senators had not also voted Yea, the bill would not have passed.

Posted on 03/10/14 at 09:30 pm in response to The Minnesotan's guide to PolyMet's top 10 favorite talking points

in ways that we cannot anticipate. Ground and rock are fluid at a geological pace. An earthquake could occur. Below ground and above ground water may shift direction. Rising temperatures may directly or indirectly cause the topography to alter. Changing flora and fauna may destabilize the landscape. A shift someplace else may cause a dynamic change where the sulfide mining will occur. Safeguards put in place for today's conditions will not necessarily be adequate for future environmental...

Posted on 02/12/14 at 09:47 pm in response to How would 'damage deposit' work for PolyMet? Many questions, no answer

Mr. Meador wrote, "It was about six years ago that the debate about how best to address the environmental risks in PolyMet's proposal moved off of the question of requiring the company to prove that its methods would be environmentally benign, to insisting that it put down a sufficient damage deposit to protect the taxpayer if those methods failed."

The regulators and the public should go back and question (1) whether the environmental damages that will result are acceptable or not;...