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jody rooney

withrow, MN
Commenter for
3 years 27 weeks

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it is time to review state spending programs and see if they are effective and where they are effective.

Every program helps someone, at least I hope it does beyond funding the salaries of the administrators. But while a program maybe one of many in the metro serving a category of needs of it may be the only program in Roseau County.

Bias alert here: I am an economist and this is what we do but I think there is some value in getting beyond the drama of a program and...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 12:59 pm in response to Chris Farrell wants baby boomers to unretire

MPR, and I am lucky enough to be able to listen to WPR.

I thought all politics all the time is a bit much (especially with their soft ball questions - except for Kathy Wurser) and I know a whole lot more about the middle east than I want to and really the BBC rather than Science Friday.

Mr. Udstrand is right this is the white collar perspective. I would go further and say that this is the executive perspective. It is a lot easier to enjoy the job when you are the boss...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 04:08 pm in response to Young athletes' privileges mark the beginning of a lack of balance

it should have been featured more prominently.

As I drove past a park in Stillwater where fully suited football players who weren't even as high as my husband's belt line were practicing I was wondering what on earth their parents were thinking.

And we wonder why more boys are ADHD and are now less likely to earn post secondary degrees then women...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 11:06 am in response to Yes, ditching the car for your commute to work improves well-being

or even a long bike. Not everyone lives within walking or biking distance.

this significant problem to light. I haven't seen a good poll come out of any one in ages. It must be marketers writing the polls on researchers.

I would verbally slap these pollsters up side the head if given a chance. I was trained by the two sociologists in my section that if you are going to take up peoples time you better be respectful of it and get something useful out of it.

That is not what these polls do.

the complaints on water levels on one of the reservoirs operated by the Corps of Engineers. The data analysis of a 40 years of record showed that complaints were not tied to the level of the reservoir as compared to absolute elevation but from the change from the previous year.

We have a very short reference for routine events.

can stop actually stop a project. The hierarchy of solutions is generally avoid, minimize, mitigate. It will ultimately be subject to a political decision or court decision and I don't see anything here that can't be mitigated.

Explanation of the law. http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/4f/4fAtGlance.asp Note that there requirements are feasibility...

"The EIS states that the existing timber bridges over the channel are considered “non-contributing” elements of the Grand Rounds; removing them would not raise historic protection issues. (The EIS did say the replacement bridges could be considered adverse impacts on the channel if they weren’t designed to meet federal preservation standards.)"

The EIS placed them in the elements of the Grand Rounds. So is it or isn't it?

grab money from Greater Minnesota it sounds like the kind of group that might be miffed if they were slighted.

little boy. There is no defense for anyone who does that to a child.