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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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Posted on 10/08/14 at 06:58 am in response to Bill Maher visits Northfield as part of 'flip' effort

It may, indeed, be the case that Diocese of Winona and other MN Catholic Dioceses are going to end up functionally bankrupt and, therefore, have the right to file for bankruptcy protections for things which were done in the past, sometimes in the very distant past...

but all of that would go down a good deal more easily if those of us who are NOT Catholic had any sense that the features of Catholic dogma and practice which made abuse of children far too common in the Catholic Church...

Posted on 10/08/14 at 08:32 am in response to Bill Maher visits Northfield as part of 'flip' effort

If Mr. Mills were to be elected under the rubric of "GOP" he would then go on to work in Washington in ways that are guaranteed to further impoverish and otherwise damage the lives of those "Tea Party" folk who endorsed him.

Posted on 10/07/14 at 09:14 am in response to 'Decision fatigue' leads to overprescribing of antibiotics, study finds

Because I certainly can't blame people (like me) for seeking relief for the unidentified, unnamed respiratory virus that's been infecting the population in my area (Douglas County) this fall,...

nor can I blame doctors for wanting to use whatever tools they have to provide some relief.

I'm in my third week with general aches, sinus drainage, swollen vocal chords, and lingering cough which show no sign of going away.

By the sounds of their voices, it seems several...

Posted on 10/07/14 at 08:44 am in response to New evidence suggests Earth's oceans are warming far faster than we knew

with the absence of storms in the Gulf,...

and Baja getting hit by hurricanes which formed in the Eastern Pacific,...

which then led to massive damage in a region completely unprepared for hurricanes (because it hasn't usually had them),...

and flooding rains in the the desert regions of Southwestern US,...

all of that coupled with unprecedented and persistent heat in Southern California and that region,...

how can we doubt that, compared to previous...

Posted on 10/08/14 at 06:18 am in response to New evidence suggests Earth's oceans are warming far faster than we knew

For the best summary of this issue I've read in a long time.

Sadly, I'm left with no conclusion in this whole area but that those who are making megabucks in dinosaur energy (not just the Kochs),...

are successfully playing off the screaming fears of a certain segment of the population,...

and the massive denial those terrified folks maintain in order to seek to keep their fears at bay,...

to keep climate denial alive by convincing those who are most fearful that...

Posted on 10/07/14 at 08:25 am in response to Review recommends more analysis of MPCA's work on sulfates and wild rice

but aren't there places in the US where the effects of sulfide, whether, naturally-occurring or human-caused, on watersheds could be objectively studied in the wild?

I'm especially curious to know if there is ANYTHING that can survive, unscathed, from even a minute continuous dosage of sulfate into the water that it depends on for life, which is what Polymet, would provide under even the BEST-case scenario, in an area which features an ecosystem of great natural beauty,...

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Posted on 10/07/14 at 09:02 am in response to What I wish people knew about pig farming

That a substantial number of people trying to reform the way farmers raise their animals for human consumption,...

are harboring the hope that other humans will come to be so offended by the treatment of such animals,...

(and I believe maltreatment certainly does exist)...

the human consumption of animals as food will come to an end.

Some seem to assign "innocence" to animals that places those animals on a higher moral plain that any human can possibly attain....

Posted on 10/07/14 at 06:29 am in response to Competitive race against Mills leads to fundraising haul for Nolan

Doesn't mean you forfeit the game.

Although non-"conservatives" would prefer that "Citizen's United" had not turned elections into something akin to requiring candidates to auction themselves off,...

on E-bay, (or Sotheby's?)...

that doesn't mean we're not going to do what it now takes to win elections.

(Although we know our "conservative" friends really hoped and believed we would.)

We'll change the rules back to a more intelligent approach as soon as we...

Posted on 10/07/14 at 08:03 am in response to Why judges write opinions

For offering insight into how the judicial system works. Most of us have little experience with it, but the more we know, the more equipped we are to deal with what we find if and when the time arrives that we're involved in legal cases or find ourselves in legal jeopardy.

Who is David Brokken?

How is he qualified to offer this kind of analysis?

What connections does he have to organizations that might influence his perspective on this issue?

Since talented statisticians can make a set of numbers say virtually anything they want,...

especially in an area where most readers have precious little clue how to perform a similar analysis,...

it seems to me this article and accompanying documentation,...

i.e. the glaringly...