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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 14 weeks

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Have been raised in families that taught them, from the moment of their birth (even nurses in hospital nurseries treat male and female babies differently, especially in "conservative" places), that in order to be acceptably male (i.e. not to be a "wimp" or worse),...

they must stamp out within themselves anything that any person around them might identify as feminine - tenderness, gentleness, showing emotion (except anger), etc...

it's quite likely that, in response to severe...

Posted on 09/23/14 at 10:44 am in response to Voters at local candidate forums not sticking to the script

Between what a candidate says in a public forum or debate and what they'll actually do once they're elected.

One side even seems to have decided to make a practice of "creating their own reality"...

which means, in essence, that they truly believe reality is whatever they say it is,...

no matter how disingenuous, destructive, or completely dishonest ACTUAL reality reveals their "created" reality to be.

In a forum such as this, it seems quite likely that ONE side...

Posted on 09/22/14 at 02:14 pm in response to Dayton to demand 'immediate change' to child protection system

I'd be very curious to know why Adrian Peterson was charged with a crime for doing it.

I completely disagree with Adrian Peterson's discipline methods and those of his fellow East Texans. I hope, as well that he can be taught NOT to do what his daddy (and, apparently his high school football coach) did to him and that his family can be restored.

But under these circumstances, I can't help but wonder who is making a special case out of A.P.s discipline of his son? Why are...

Posted on 09/23/14 at 09:01 am in response to FOIA Improvement Act: Why Minnesotans should care

"The FOIA Improvement Act of 2014 holds to and reinforces those principles. Bottom line: By eliminating the barriers that have thwarted the process over time, the FOIA Improvement Act restores FOIA to its original, intended – and absolutely essential — purpose."

These sentences refer to the fact that various government agencies have found ways to sidestep, stonewall, ignore, or outright refuse to comply with FOIA requests.

Without improvements, FOIA is well on the way to...

Posted on 09/22/14 at 01:59 pm in response to Democrats making big push in 8th Congressional District

The GOP candidate doesn't think there should BE a minimum wage.

Posted on 09/19/14 at 04:15 pm in response to Dayton campaign calls Johnson's MNsure charges a 'smear'

That Mr. Johnson, given the opportunity, would do everything in his power to interfere with MNSure and make sure that it ceased to function (or even exist).

Then we could go back to the point where a lot of folks are where I used to be,...

60 years old, self-employed and forced to buy insurance through MNComprehensive, and paying premiums of nearly $800/month.

Whatever MNSure's flaws, I SERIOUSLY doubt the public will hold Gov. Dayton personally responsible,...

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would be to seek to evaluate and assure the basic psychological health of teachers and students.

When the behaviors, or even the appearance of certain students triggers a response in a teacher which, rather than being related to the circumstances and student in front them,...

have been programmed into them as a response to traumatic experiences in their own lives,...

SOME students will benefit greatly from a teacher responding with encouragement and appreciation even...

Since (if I understand this correctly) PreferredOne was free to raise their rates as needed, I smell a dead rat in the walls.

I suspect this decision is based on the ideological concerns of key board members or executives and has precious little to do with sound business concerns.

If I had money invested in PreferredOne, I would be very concerned about maintaining investment in a firm being managed in this way,...

as many people were concerned with Target Corporation...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 10:48 am in response to Chris Farrell wants baby boomers to unretire

The "Car Talk guys" still make me laugh (although they'd be even better if they gave a bit more actual advice). "Sound Money" (or whatever they're calling it now) has gotten better, although I never need to hear another word out of Michelle Singeltary's mouth,...

but I'll never forgive Chris Farrell for ignoring concerns that were being expressed about the Stock Market and investment in equities right up until the crash of 2008.

He had every reason to have known better, but...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 12:37 pm in response to Adrian Peterson now out 'indefinitely'

The question is, is Mr. Johnson simply completely ignorant of how the MNSure exchange is managed and operated and how much of the basic ground rules are established by the federal government,...

OR

is he such a demagogic fool that he believes there are Minnesotans who are stupid and ignorant enough to believe that Gov. Dayton is directly responsible for the insurance market conditions, demands of the Federal Affordable Care Act, and PerferredOne's own internal issues which...