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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 5 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 07/21/14 at 03:03 pm in response to Horst condo on the market for $8 million

Mr. George's comments about Medtronic only indicate that those who now oversee his former company are perfectly willing to lie to him about their motives in pursuing this tax inversion scheme,...

and he's completely willing to believe them.

Sad; I thought Bill still had his wits about him.

Posted on 07/18/14 at 09:39 am in response to Target and Delta: A tale of two boards

under his leadership,...

it's clear that Gregg Steinhafel was an ideologue:

a "things are the way I believe them to be,...

people operate according to MY principles (rather than their actual human nature),...

and woe be unto anyone who seeks to tell me that what I believe about how things must be going and how people are is not reality,"

type of leader.

If the cost for underlings who seek to bring you accurate-but- bad news is too high,...

and...

Posted on 07/08/14 at 05:59 pm in response to What gun victims would do about gun violence

the same folk who have allowed the NRA and the weasel to convince them that "liberals" are plotting to take their guns away (and thereby massively increased the profits of the wealthy corporations that keep the NRA going as the gun lovers stocked up on guns and ammo before each election),...

need a reality check.

That reality is reflected in the statement, "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

What my "conservative," gun-...

Posted on 06/17/14 at 10:38 am in response to Rain and havoc to continue

If our high tech US corporations continue, in the area of taxes, to behave like stubborn, naughty little boys and girls who refuse to pick up their toys or do their other chores,...

by operating as if maximizing profit and executive compensation (and tax avoidance) are their only concern,...

I.E., we have NO concern for anything but getting more and more of what we want,...

they should not be surprised (but, of course they will be SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell you!)

...

Posted on 06/16/14 at 05:38 pm in response to Medtronic buys Irish company, gets much lower tax bill

Aren't worth the value of the air it takes to speak the words,...

for example: Promises made by Northwest airlines at the time of its "merger of equals" with Delta.

The most glaring responsibility today's business leaders lack is one we all learned as small children,...

the basic responsibility to tell the truth as best we know it.

America's business/chamber of commerce leaders shed that responsibility way back when they lied their way into the Reagan tax cuts....

Posted on 06/13/14 at 05:57 pm in response to Les Gelb: Iraq is Vietnam 2.0

I made the comment that the Sunnis and Shiites were both heavily invested in a culture of revenge based on their religious differences and had been for centuries,...

a culture of revenge which likely preceded the birth of Islam, i.e. you wound me, I kill you; you kill me, my brothers kill your whole family, you kill my family, my tribe wipes out your entire tribe),...

that the only thing keeping the lid on that continuing conflict was Saddam Hussein,...

and after we had...

Posted on 06/11/14 at 07:37 pm in response to Bachmann: Cantor defeat a message to Washington

That Eric Cantor spent a lot of campaign money (and others spent on his behalf) running ads,...

but their efforts to get moderates to the polls amounted to zero.

When only 12% of the electorate turns out to vote, you can be sure that those who are most angry will turn out to vote against the incumbent,...

whereas the more moderate folks, assuming (based on the polling numbers) that Cantor would win by a wide margin, didn't feel any great urgency to go to the trouble of...

Posted on 06/10/14 at 01:50 pm in response to Green Line means go for local colleges and medical centers

If Jesus, or those other objects of worship, Ayn Rand and the Koch Bros., came back and said that faithful people must do so.

Meanwhile, I appreciate all the positive information this article provides. One factor left out, though, is how much our light rail lines may help in reducing our state's carbon output.

I can already foresee a retrofit by which the light rail lines come to be powered by solar panels on the roofs of the buildings along their routes. Electrical...

Posted on 06/10/14 at 09:01 am in response to Minnesota's treatment of vets — above average

Was that these public sector leaders were operating in the manner of private sector executives,...

who, no matter what methods are devised to try to accurately determine and properly reward excellent performance,...

find ways to game the system in order to maximize the appearance of their own performance in order to gain the benefit of whatever incentives are offered, even while running their companies into bankruptcy.

Gee, I always thought "conservatives" would be...

Posted on 06/06/14 at 09:28 am in response to Medtronic second only to Wal-Mart in use of overseas tax havens

When Minnesota's and America's corporations regarded corporate taxes as the fair and appropriate price to be paid for the infrastructures that supported and kept productive their businesses and the lives of their workers.

Today's spoiled little brats demonstrate all the dysfunctions of second generation rich kids, who didn't actually do anything to build the businesses they now manage (generally quite badly, long term),...

who can't imagine what it would mean to invent...