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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 15 weeks

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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!)

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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...

Posted on 06/04/14 at 08:56 pm in response to U.S. role in the world: Neocons want more muscle than Obama Doctrine

of these aging Neocons using our tax dollars and our sons and daughters to turn international relations into nothing more than the psychodrama they feel they need to prove that they're still acceptably tough and masculine,...

sending the US military into ill advised wars so that those who did everything in their power to stay OUT of the military when there actually was a war, or if that couldn't be avoided, to stay as far as possible from combat, to NOW prove how "tough" they are (...

Posted on 06/02/14 at 06:08 pm in response to Target board members fighting to hold on to their seats

(even though we absolutely have to start by requiring them to,...

as the old rules in my secondary school classroom said, "treat people and objects with respect," and "keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself,"...

[for adults I would add "genitals" to that list]

and hold them responsible when they don't do so,...

we need to discover what it is about how our society defines masculinity that makes it such a destructive force in the lives of SOME men and women....

Posted on 06/02/14 at 05:46 pm in response to Edward Snowden interview: He seemed calm, articulate and reasonable

To me Snowden is, indeed, a hero for revealing that our government has the mechanisms in place to create a "1984" scenario whenever those in charge choose to do so,...

(just because they're not doing it YET, doesn't mean some future leaders will not decide that theses systems MUST be used in exactly these ways,...

"for the good of the country", which, as things stand, could be done very suddenly, with complete secrecy, and absolute impunity by whomever chooses to do it).

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