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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 18 weeks

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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...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 05:23 pm in response to Dayton: Adrian Peterson's actions are 'a public embarrassment'

Somehow, "embarrassment" seems like the wrong word. I have occasionally felt mild embarrassment at the inept on-the-field performance of our professional sports teams,...

but when it comes to the very damaging and destructive events in Adrian Peterson's earlier life which led him to inflict the same damage on one of his own,...

I can only feel mortified at the suffering of that child and shake my head that more than a few of my fellow citizens believe such behavior is "normal...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 05:43 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

It's very likely we'd discover that football (and other sports) have ALWAYS been like this. It's just that now, with modern communications, we KNOW about far more of the off-the-field behaviors of our players.

Twenty years ago we would never have know about the behaviors of Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson that now have us so (rightfully) upset.

When it comes to abuse of children and spouses, there are no "good old days."

It's only up to us to make better new days, not by...

The problem of abuse is a very serious one. The question is, how do we address that problem?

The kind of severe punishment: loss of career, loss of status, loss of income, Ms. Stanik proposes does NOTHING to help an abuser change his or her behavior, nor does it, in any way, assist the victims of that abuser who are, far too often, still dependent on that person for parenting, livelihood, etc., and in need of help and healing, themselves.

In fact, the desire to take revenge on...

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...