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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 14 weeks

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Posted on 09/13/14 at 09:13 am in response to Vikings have double the league average of player arrests since 2000

If, in beating his own son about the buttocks, upper thighs and groin area to the point where he left open wounds (as testified to by a doctor),...

Mr Peterson was only doing to his own son what had been done to him,...

he was clearly abused.

In suffering that abuse, he was programmed to react to his own child, when triggered by something in that child's behavior, to have his behavior move beyond his own conscious control,...

and become the child he was when his...

Posted on 09/13/14 at 09:28 am in response to Vikings have double the league average of player arrests since 2000

Wounds suffered by those who have been abused can be healed and the behaviors they cause DEprogramed from the psyches of those victims who might, all-too-easily become pepetrators,

which is a much more useful approach than attempts on the part of well-meaning authorities to teach those who have demonstrated such behaviors "never to do that again" by severely punishing them,...

which only adds to their dysfunctions and is only based on the dysfunctional desire for revenge to be...

Posted on 09/12/14 at 09:30 am in response to Candidates Nolan and Mills at odds over ISIS strategy

Almost seem to need to have an enemy whom they believe, even here in Minnesota, is going to come charging down their street and take possession of their property, their wives and their daughters, and initiate a police state if we don't stop them "over there."

For such folks the "red menace" or "communism" has now been supplanted by the Marauding Muslim hoards.

It is in the nature of such folk that the only ways they can conceive of dealing with this "threat" (the nature of...

Posted on 09/11/14 at 09:05 am in response to No bird-friendly glass for Vikes stadium

That the civil authorities in Minneapolis and Hennepin County will have the temerity to take a slightly different approach to the inevitable dead birds at the new Viking's stadium:

i.e. "You were warned about this problem and refused to address it. We civil authorities have a public responsibility to preserve the natural environment. Therefore, the city and county will share the modst cost of covering the offending windows with black fabric in order to protect the migratory birds...

Posted on 09/10/14 at 02:25 pm in response to St. Paul Police release two surveillance videos of skyway incident

that Target has the security of its retail data systems "pumped up" for the holiday season this year.

Posted on 09/10/14 at 12:25 pm in response to Schools clear the decks to try step-by-step approach to teaching reading

But, sadly, teaching reading well is a VERY individualized pursuit, especially in areas with a lot of disadvantaged kids.

Kids in whose homes there is not a single article of printed material,...

kids to whom no one has ever read a children's book,...

who have never been told a bedtime story,...

who have no underlying experience of what a story,...

which asks them to imagine another time and place and characters who are not present in the room with them...

"thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,"

the DFL would have a lot less to say,...

the GOP would be rendered completely mute,...

and weasel news would broadcast nothing but dead air.

The reality is, because we have reached the point where it is often the case that those who most loudly tout their religious bona fides are precisely those most likely to violate the most basic dictates of their own faith,...

our society threatens to unravel...

Posted on 09/08/14 at 09:16 am in response to Minnesota faces growing conflict over public housing for disabled

If you value your own life, your own ability to find a well-paying job with benefits, your chance to have a comfortable retirement, your access to health care, and your own right to hang onto what you own,...

pay attention to the candidates the "Chamber" endorses,...

and vote for someone else.

As we learned (the hard way in Minnesota over the Pawlenty years) and as Wisconsin is currently learning, very much to the detriment of its citizens,...

when the Chamber...

Posted on 09/08/14 at 09:06 am in response to Minnesota must raise Q Comp cap to support teachers

presumes that the average teacher isn't bothering to do a decent job, day-by-day,...

but will be "incentivized", to get off their lazy backsides and do a far better job if we just offer them a financial reward for doing so.

Of course we can all see clearly how such an approach has led to truly excellent work on the part of our nation's outrageously highly compensated corporate executives, none of whom has EVER run a company into bankruptcy or failed to massively increase the...

Posted on 09/05/14 at 09:03 am in response to Kyle's widow asks judge to throw out Ventura verdict

Have worked so hard for the past thirty+ years to denigrate teachers, destroy their due process job protections, and keep their pay as low as possible, it's not surprising that fewer young people are interested in becoming teachers.

Who would want to get a four-year college degree to prepare for a job which will pay you LESS than almost any other job with similar qualifications,...

a job which will mean that, in many communities, especially outstate communities in "conservative...