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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Posted on 07/31/14 at 08:33 am in response to Suspect in cop killing in custody after shootout with police

that Kyle was a hero, other than his work to help vets suffering from PTSS. He was murdered by one of them.

He was a sniper. His book told the tale of his work taking out al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Granted, it's not the sort of reading that liberal men who've never served have on their nightstand, but it does have an audience.

No one, least of all Kyle, ever claimed he was anything but a warrior doing his job.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 02:29 pm in response to Suspect in cop killing in custody after shootout with police

but warriors do like to talk about their "work."

Posted on 07/31/14 at 09:37 pm in response to Suspect in cop killing in custody after shootout with police

But I do. I served. You didn't. Remember?

Posted on 07/30/14 at 12:50 pm in response to David Cobb on how corporations are stealing our self-governing rights

and his distrust of power, it's too bad that he doesn't direct his efforts at minimizing the power wielded by our elected politicians.

I disagree with James Hamilton, above, when he says that "If people want to limit the effect of money, the place to start is by requiring disclosure of its sources ..." If you really want to limit the effect of money, the place to start is by limiting the power of those who control our government.

And the first place to start there is by...

Posted on 07/30/14 at 09:46 am in response to Contraceptive-coverage controversy is about human rights, not politics

because the government is trying to force business owners to provide health insurance of the government's design. Solution? Eliminate the government's mandate and let the business owners and their prospective employees decide what is appropriate.

There is no good form of totalitarianism.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 08:48 am in response to Contraceptive-coverage controversy is about human rights, not politics

and if a sufficient number of people continue to purchase Eden Organic products such that the co-op continues to benefit from its sales, you'd by fine with that result also.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 02:10 pm in response to Contraceptive-coverage controversy is about human rights, not politics

I have to admit that I've never been a customer at the collectivist markets. My hippy neighbors are though so I suppose they could explain to me why consumer choice takes a back seat to politics.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 04:23 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

The deal calls for $10 billion for vouchers to veterans to use at civilian facilities, $5 billion to open more facilities and hire more doctors and nurses, and $2 billion for "miscellaneous."

The solution to getting veterans the treatment they need NOW, is not to build more facilities and hire more doctors. That takes years. They should add that $5 billion to the $10 billion in vouchers.

The $2 billion for "miscellaneous" is nonsense. Add that to the vouchers also, for a...

Posted on 07/29/14 at 09:31 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

to an inept, corrupt bureaucracy is not to throw more money at them. The solution is to shut them down.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 09:35 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

You don't know what you're talking about. The vast majority of veterans seeking medical attention are not those from the Iraq and Afghanistan, they're guys from the Vietnam era. They're old guys with the same conditions as other old guys getting treated in civilian hospitals.

The VA system is not only inept and corrupt, they're a waste of taxpayer money.