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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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Posted on 04/15/14 at 07:26 am in response to On sex offender reform, Minnesota lawmakers defy courts

The Republicans have no clue about how to solve problems and are not inclined to produce legislative solutions of any kind (unless it will cut taxes for their wealthiest friends and hand them lucrative "privatized" government contracts or take away the right to vote from those who aren't likely to vote Republican).

The Democrats, even if they were to create the best possible new system for dealing with sex offenders would still be attaching a giant target to their own backs, a target...

Posted on 04/15/14 at 12:31 pm in response to On sex offender reform, Minnesota lawmakers defy courts

If you were in the position to do something?

Would you sacrifice your ability to accomplish anything in the future (because no matter what the Democrats did on this issue I can GUARANTEE that the Republicans would make sure it came back to haunt them in major ways), especially when the courts are clearly going to step in and address the problem if you don't?

I smell a serious case of false equivalency, here. I always hate it when folks resort to name calling, "cowards," for...

Posted on 04/15/14 at 09:52 pm in response to On sex offender reform, Minnesota lawmakers defy courts

One of the things their "base" currently finds most offensive is any appearance of cooperation with Democrats or "liberals."

They will NEVER do anything which gives the appearance of expressing disagreement with their "base," because that base can turn on a Republican politician in the twinkling of an eye.

It is not possible for our Republican friends to educate their base, especially on this issue where their "base" mostly thinks suspected sex offenders should all just be...

Posted on 04/14/14 at 01:34 pm in response to Minnesota medical marijuana receives 68 percent poll support

Having been raised around dairy farms, and always appreciating the taste of good milk and butter, and and wanting to honor the work of my friends and neighbors on the smaller farms which surrounded the towns where I lived (and among whom I worked as a youth), I never gave up butter and milk.

I never liked margarine, anyway. It didn't help that I developed a reaction to the glycerin which is added to margarine to keep the trans fats and liquids emulsified, which meant that, if I ate...

Posted on 04/15/14 at 07:40 am in response to Stop me before I amend again: DFLers' constitutional paradox

For all those "none of the above" voters, let me suggest that you get together and form your own political party,...

or attend the precinct caucuses of whichever party you'd like in order to initiate change from within,...

but if you don't want to work hard enough to actually get organized and involved in shaping the political process of the state,...

or if you can't find enough like-minded people to join you in seeking to do so to exert influence on the existing parties...

Actually keeping up our infrastructure?! The idea to actually rebuild roads on a rotating basis rather than letting them deteriorate to the point that there are more temporary patches than original pavement is obviously a plot on the part of unions and government workers to pad their own pockets.

(It certainly has NOTHING to do with actually keeping the roads in good shape.)

On the other hand, I remember what Lyndale Avenue in the area around Diamond Lake Road was like back...

Posted on 04/12/14 at 08:10 am in response to 3M's new cooling tech could cut data-center energy use 95 percent

Considering the massive amount of space and power currently taken up data centers, any increases in efficiency of space and energy use will be very helpful.

Posted on 04/12/14 at 08:32 am in response to Republicans claim near-total power to cancel minimum-wage raises

to tell their lies doesn't mean those lies are true.

There are just as many studies which say that raising the minimum wage has zero impact on long term employment as there are studies which say it does.

Meanwhile, may of our "conservative" friends don't seem to realize that this is a justice issue. It is unjust that ANYONE should be placed in the position where, even though they're working as hard as they can at whatever job they can find, they still can't feed themselves and...

Posted on 04/10/14 at 05:21 pm in response to Dayton's signature caps long-fought effort to curb bullying in schools

That a great deal of what our "conservative" friends claim to fear in regards to this bullying bill,...

i.e. the mistreatment of their own school-aged kids by other kids because their "conservative" views are viewed by those other students as outside the mainstream,...

would actually qualify as bullying under this statute.

In other words, "conservative" kids are far more likely to be protected by this bill than victimized by it.

Now if those same "conservative"...

Posted on 04/10/14 at 07:31 pm in response to For Minnesota's maxed-out donors, court ruling gives new leeway

and politics has a lot to do with it, but the race that's really going to make a difference is the race in science and technology,...

and our ability to respond conditions on a planet which we are rapidly rendering incapable of supporting human life.

I hope some of these "big money donors" are investing in the research and development of "warp" drive, "hyperdive," or other faster than light speed technology (sorry Einstein), or "Ender's" later cyber companion, Jane, who...