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David Galitz

St. Anthony, MN
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Posted on 11/25/14 at 07:23 pm in response to No charges in Ferguson case; protests flare in wake of decision

The justice system is not infallible. In this case, it's pretty clear to me, it failed.

There was a lot of conflicting evidence and witness testimony. None of that evidence was subjected to cross examination, as it would be in a trial (for one example: the bruise was on his right cheek: how did that occur, if he was in the driver's seat, and Brown was supposedly reaching in the driver's window?)

Officer Wilson's testimony was accepted at face value, again something that would...

Those college students may not "be from here" but they do live here.

Posted on 11/19/14 at 11:09 am in response to UCare pulls advertising from KSTP over Pointergate

If these accusations against Mr. Gordan are accurate, why is he not back in jail on parole violations? The cops certainly have an incentive at this point to get him locked up again.

Minnesota's deer population is an order of magnitude, at least, larger than the wolf population.

Nor has Minnesota's deer population ever been on an endangered/protected species list.

Posted on 11/13/14 at 12:34 pm in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

yes x2.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 09:09 pm in response to Franken backs Obama call for Internet to be regulated as public utility

Not even close. The court ruled that the FCC did not have the authority to regulate the internet as it planned, because it was currently classified as information service, which was not subject to the same level of regulation as telecommunications.

In fact, in the case you cite, the court explicitly laid out a path for the FCC to gain those regulatory powers over the internet: Properly reclassify the ISPs as telecommunications providers, which can be regulated as common carriers.

Posted on 11/11/14 at 10:34 am in response to Franken backs Obama call for Internet to be regulated as public utility

yeah, uhm no. Monticello MN does not have unlimited taxpayer money to run an ISP and certainly far, far less than Comcast or Charter. But, what they did have was residents and businesses with a need for high speed internet access, and a private ISP industry unwilling to offer it to them (at least, not until the city started the process to do it themselves).

Posted on 11/10/14 at 11:48 am in response to Same-sex marriage will now likely become a Supreme Court case

A couple reasons why it's "good for business."

It's easier for businesses to attract and retain workers. How likely is that hot shot worker, who happens to be gay and married, going to accept that job offer/promotion/transfer to you office in a state where their marriage will nullified/not recognized by the state you want to send him/her?

It simplifies management of benefits when you don't have to have different standards for covering the spouses of workers in different states...

I live in the 55421 zipcode, safely within the St Anthony-New Brighton school district. So far as I know, there is no portion of 55421 that is within the Minneapolis Public Schools district, and yet, I have received mailers from Anti-Gagnon groups.

Either lots of money to burn, or careless money spending, if they're targeting non-MPS district residents.

Posted on 09/23/14 at 08:38 am in response to Amazon to charge Minnesota sales tax starting Oct. 1

legally, you owe the use tax (equal to the sales tax) on untaxed out of state purchases exceeding $770/yr.