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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 27 weeks

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Posted on 11/12/14 at 09:54 pm in response to Audit found ineligible people on state's public-health rolls

"...the state Department of Human Services has failed to adequately verify the eligibility of people who enroll in public health care programs through the state's health insurance exchange MNsure."

But I haven't heard any quantification of this anywhere.

If you think the private sector gets such things 100% correct, you've never worked for a private company doing similar work.

The private sector generally uses targets for how many mistakes are allowed, because the cost...

Perhaps it's time for those cops to remember that the Mayor is their boss's boss,...

and they are supposed to be serving the people of Minneapolis.

It's ALWAYS been the case that some cops join the force in order to exorcise the ego demons brought about by their internal fears that they're quivering wimps,...

by daily throwing their weight around especially at people whom they perceive to lack the community standing to come back at them.

The sad thing is, the...

Posted on 11/10/14 at 01:57 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

Minnesota is all that exists (and an early snowstorm, therefore, helps undergird their denial that we humans are carelessly changing the world's climate, worldwide, beyond our ability to move it back to "normal,"),...

i.e. "I don't have to allow any of the facts, figures, and statistics showing the reality of global climate change to enter my awareness because we're having a mid November snowstorm in Minnesota.

(Of course I have to ignore the unusual origin of this snowstorm,...

Posted on 11/10/14 at 06:29 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

Be sure to always, always, always find a way to push as far away from yourself as possible,...

the facts, figures, and statistics that clearly show that what's happening now with climate change,...

how it's happening and the rate at which it's happening,...

is unprecedented in the history of our planet,...

because you clearly could not handle what would happen to your carefully protected psyche,...

if you allowed that reality to enter your awareness.

...
Posted on 11/07/14 at 02:58 pm in response to KSTP savaged for Mayor Hodges 'gang sign' story

Daily Kos is very middle of the road, and far more fact based than most of what you'll find coming out of Limbaugh's mouth or see on weasel news...

(sorry, that was an insult to weasels).

Aren't the studios from which the weasel broadcasts lovingly referred to as "fantasy island?"

As far as KSTP goes, the old canard that things "rot from the head" definitely comes to mind.

Considering the size of the police force of Minneapolis, I'm sure an enterprising "...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 05:02 pm in response to Same-sex marriage will now likely become a Supreme Court case

That the Supremes are quietly putting pressure on the Sixth District Court of Appeals to take this to the entire Court so that they can reverse the three-judge panel.

I don't believe the Supremes want to be caught in the middle of this particular culture war.

I think it has become clear to some of the most conservative justices that their big business friends believe same-gender marriage is "good for business."

They don't want to vote against what their wealthy friends...

Posted on 11/08/14 at 12:25 pm in response to The seven biggest takeaways from Minnesota's 2014 election

That those who voted against their representatives because of the passage of same gender marriage in Minnesota,...

and the clergy who lead them,...

would pay anywhere near as much attention to the issues which will actually damage their own lives,...

and even moreso, the lives of their children and grandchildren,...

which will do damage to God's world upon which we all depend,...

and pay attention to human society we share and the economy structures which...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 03:11 pm in response to MnSCU chancellor facing more complaints from students and faculty

"worst teachers in the poorest schools" reveals is the embarrassing ignorance of the current writers and editors of what was once a great newspaper.

NOT ONE of the people involved in writing that story would ever live in the neighborhoods from which the schools about which they are so loudly whining draw their students,...

nor would they, if given the opportunity, have even the slightest clue how to deal with the problems those students bring in the door with them each day...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 04:02 pm in response to U of M suing giant cell-phone companies

regarding how Minnesota's economy has fared during times when the various political parties were in charge,...

and who has done a better job of "killing it,"

but since what he would find would challenge what he believes to be true,...

he would never allow such factual information to enter his awareness.

He'd invent a hundred excuses to explain why those statistics were unreliable or why they didn't really say what they said,...

as a defense mechanism to...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 08:29 am in response to State tracking 48 travelers as part of Ebola monitoring system

After the 2000 elections we had two years of "gridlock," mostly because the Republicans who dominated the Minnesota house and senate couldn't bring themselves to actually do anything about "jobs, jobs, jobs,"...

or anything else, really, because when it came right down to it they didn't have a single, workable idea to offer,...

and Gov Dayton refused to allow them to do things which had long since been proved NOT to work, even though the Republicans and their base believe,...