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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 19 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 09/24/14 at 10:39 am in response to Why so much oil from the fracking boom is moving by high-risk rail

Why not spend the SAME amount building renewable infrastructures,...

researching storage methods and technologies,...

expanding the electric transmission grid,...

and thereby precluding most of the need for dangerous, volatile, environment-destroying chemicals ever being removed from the ground in the first place.

If every penny invested in "fracking" had been invested in alternative energy we would no longer need to "frack" anything.

It's already too late...

Posted on 09/24/14 at 04:35 pm in response to Why so much oil from the fracking boom is moving by high-risk rail

Would support the most environmentally damaging and destructive form of energy extraction ever devised by humanity,...

far dirtier and far MORE damaging the fracking ever dreamed of being,...

and all of THAT for no purpose except to increase already outrageously massive oil company profits by giving them easier access to North American oil that they can refine, then ship offshore.

Benefit to US citizens? Zero. Zip. Nada.

Spare us, please!

" the teachings of the Church must be upheld,"...

I can't help but suspect that he believes "the teachings of the Church" though created and compiled by humans over the past two millennia,...

are, nevertheless, perfectly aligned with the will of God in this place and time.

Of course he's WRONG about that, the church being a HUMAN institution which, as God has chosen to reveal during the progression of history,...

and "the Church," itself, has acknowledged (though...

Posted on 09/23/14 at 06:13 pm in response to Bachmann leads Congress in privately financed travel

No doubt soon-to-be former Rep. Michele Bachmann has just been out auditioning for her new job as spokesmodel for some "conservative" organization or other.

Surely EVERY such organization would like to make use of her ability to keep herself in the media spotlight on their behalf,...

although I, for one, wouldn't be surprised if it turned out she repeatedly failed to mention the name of nor express appreciation for the employer who was paying her salary,...

nor if she...

Have been raised in families that taught them, from the moment of their birth (even nurses in hospital nurseries treat male and female babies differently, especially in "conservative" places), that in order to be acceptably male (i.e. not to be a "wimp" or worse),...

they must stamp out within themselves anything that any person around them might identify as feminine - tenderness, gentleness, showing emotion (except anger), etc...

it's quite likely that, in response to severe...

Posted on 09/23/14 at 10:44 am in response to Voters at local candidate forums not sticking to the script

Between what a candidate says in a public forum or debate and what they'll actually do once they're elected.

One side even seems to have decided to make a practice of "creating their own reality"...

which means, in essence, that they truly believe reality is whatever they say it is,...

no matter how disingenuous, destructive, or completely dishonest ACTUAL reality reveals their "created" reality to be.

In a forum such as this, it seems quite likely that ONE side...

Posted on 09/22/14 at 02:14 pm in response to Dayton to demand 'immediate change' to child protection system

I'd be very curious to know why Adrian Peterson was charged with a crime for doing it.

I completely disagree with Adrian Peterson's discipline methods and those of his fellow East Texans. I hope, as well that he can be taught NOT to do what his daddy (and, apparently his high school football coach) did to him and that his family can be restored.

But under these circumstances, I can't help but wonder who is making a special case out of A.P.s discipline of his son? Why are...

Posted on 09/23/14 at 09:01 am in response to FOIA Improvement Act: Why Minnesotans should care

"The FOIA Improvement Act of 2014 holds to and reinforces those principles. Bottom line: By eliminating the barriers that have thwarted the process over time, the FOIA Improvement Act restores FOIA to its original, intended – and absolutely essential — purpose."

These sentences refer to the fact that various government agencies have found ways to sidestep, stonewall, ignore, or outright refuse to comply with FOIA requests.

Without improvements, FOIA is well on the way to...

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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