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Gerald Abrahamson

Minneapolis, MN
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7 years 11 weeks

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Posted on 01/20/15 at 12:06 pm in response to Emmer to serve on two House Foreign Affairs subcommittees

After all, they have the experience... Along with Sanford, of course.

Remember the campaigning? "Their $77-million new office building"--etc. So "make it so"--and Reps have to build their own new office building. Better yet, put them up in doublewides out in Shakopee, etc. Maybe they will learn a lesson--or not.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 11:46 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

'Republicans voted against the DFL’s attempt to use taxpayers’ money to buy votes with massive spending increases directed at their special interest allies.'

Funny how we don't hear anything about the conservative wealth tax in MN, passed in 2011 and went into effect in 2012. People are required to spend more every month than they take in. Same amount in/out--that works. But a 'state fee' added to expenditures, OVER AND ABOVE that amount (paid to conservative backers--state...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 05:25 pm in response to A conservative’s argument against net neutrality

Net Neutrality prohibits any ISP from denying you access to sites on the Internet. You can use any ISP you choose that is available to you.

You use Xfinity/Comcast--by choice. They have a monopoly. You do not have a choice of any other company for your cable service.

Plus, you are limited to the speeds offered by Xfinity/Comcast. You have no choice. You take what they offer because you do not have a choice. Same goes with Centurylink. Monopoly.

What you really want is...

Posted on 11/16/14 at 10:30 am in response to A conservative’s argument against net neutrality

"Some of us are trying to maintain a free market economy which is operated for the good of buyers and sellers..."

Let us know how many fire departments (minimum) are required per city. And your insurance is tied to having a subscription to a SPECIFIC fire department. So if your house catches fire, YOUR fire dept is the one that MUST respond--no other.

Same rules apply to police departments. And water service. And sewer. And electricity. And cable. And so on. Don't forget:...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 11:09 am in response to Robot cars will change your life — maybe

The cars are used all day to move people--so they usually do NOT "park"--unless there is no demand for rides at that moment for that particular vehicle. If no demand for a vehicle, then it gets repositioned for the next anticipated rush. Electric--not gas. So no need to go to the gas station--there are automatic recharge stations all over the road network to recharge vehicles as needed. If there is no demand at the moment for all of them, the ones near recharging stations can be recharged...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 05:35 pm in response to Robot cars will change your life — maybe

PRT was always about getting the vehicle *close enough* to the individual AND to the desired destination to make it accessible and practical.

The self-driving car literally comes to your house. Then it is able to deliver you as close to your destination as reasonably possible. Thus, the self-driving car is almost the ultimate in PRT--other than a transporter.

People who *own* their residences might use a hardware store. Renters call maintenance and hired staff do the repairs.

Here is the official Social Security page documenting age 67 as the full retirement age for anyone born in 1960 and later.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/agereduction.htm#sb=2

At the bottom of that page, it says people should still apply for Medicare within 3 months of their 65th birthday in order to minimize their ongoing premiums...