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Jeremy Powers

Fridley, MN
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6 years 42 weeks

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Posted on 09/16/14 at 04:06 pm in response to Minnesota's tax system rated 7th 'fairest' among the states

I think this is important because I think a lot of mistrust and frustration regarding government stems from the idea that people find the world unfair and think it relates to government. They feel they are paying too much and getting too little.

I've frequently asked people: "Are you willing to pay your fair share?" Some will quibble over what their fair share is, but eventually people will honestly admit they are willing to pay their fair share and almost immediately start talking...

I find people who say they want "Christian" values confusing when they start quoting Old Testament chapters and verse. Try the New Testament.

Truth is Christ was a flaming liberal, hated organized religion, favored the poor and the outcast, tried to help people, didn't like the rich and warned people about judging others. How did his words become shallow, myopic, hateful, fearful and judgmental when faced with anyone who is a little bit different than themselves.

And then...

They'll probably be replaced with another quasi-news-service wire.

Got to keep that "largest Minnesota news source" clicking.

The people who oppose this will just freeload off the union members who stay. The union will negotiate a decent fee and everyone will get it and the people who opt out will still get all of the benefits..

More of the "I don't have to pay if I don't want to attitude." Except that never works for us who oppose huge corporate giveaways. In other words, more of society based on the lowest common denominator.

Posted on 06/10/14 at 10:16 am in response to Minnesota's treatment of vets — above average

Last time around, Super Bowl promoters in the Twin Cities relied on a ton of volunteers. Right now, I am tempted to leave town rather than volunteer. If they want to go this alone, treat all the locals like dirt and promote it as an economic package for only the wealthy, they're going to be blamed if the Super Bowl in Minneapolis is less than super.

Posted on 05/22/14 at 04:31 pm in response to Interpreting the hidden messages in Franken’s new TV ad

More and more people are realizing the right has been lying constantly and that the ACA, despite a stupid website, is working fine.

Posted on 05/06/14 at 11:46 am in response to Corporations are people? DFL can't even muster votes to protest

The 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment, or Prohibition, was repealed not by state legislatures, but by state ratifying conventions of elected people.

It was feared the temperance lobby was too strong on a grassroots level, but if left to regular people it would pass easily.

According to Wikipedia, the 21st Amendment was the only amendment ratified in such a way.

Posted on 05/06/14 at 11:03 am in response to Steinhafel's purge: a sign of a healthy Target?

Let's see what Steinhafel did:

Donated corporate money to a right-wing nutjob causing a near boycott at stores all over the country.

Pissed off San Francisco area shoppers with another anti-gay blunder.

Made the worst possible roll into Canada that any investor or observer could have possibly guessed at. It was so poorly executed that it may be a whole generation of Canadian shoppers before believe Target can do anything right.

And then the IT screw-up, but even...

Posted on 05/01/14 at 09:41 am in response to Dayton versus GOP: State of the State provides campaign 2014 preview

After nearly 20 years of do-nothingness, I think Dayton had every right to trumpet some REAL accomplishments. Especially after 12 years of blatant self-serving by our state executive, the Republicans could show NOTHING. NOT ONE DAMN THING that they did during that time. Instead, they wasted time on stupid social issues and helping Pawlenty posture for his run for the White House.

In roughly two years, Democrats have fixed a broken state. They made a state that every Minnesotan,...

Calling the Center of the American Experiment "a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, public policy and educational institution" essentially misses on everything but tax exempt.

They are almost as partisan as the Republican Party. Their policy initiatives are AGAINST the public. And their primary purpose seems to be to spread a bunch of misinformation, which is the exact opposite of an education institution.