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Lance Groth

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Posted on 09/16/14 at 01:58 pm in response to Yes, ditching the car for your commute to work improves well-being

" Not everyone lives within walking or biking distance."

But they did choose to live a long distance from work, which is both ecologically damaging and detrimental to personal well-being due to the stress it creates every day.

"reported that any type of long commute ... increased anxiety and lowered people sense of happiness and being satisfied with life."

Choices have consequences.

I've only glanced at the email thread, but my take is that IS/ISIS/ISIL currently represents no direct threat to the U.S., though there may be merit to the idea that if they become truly established, they will turn their attention to striking us. Right now they have their hands full with a full-on war in Iraq and Syria, so I don't think they can spare much effort for a serious terrorist strike on the U.S. homeland. They do threaten middle east regimes, which indirectly threatens us,...

Posted on 09/02/14 at 05:30 pm in response to 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

What an easy out, putting a shared responsibility that is on all of us, Vikings billionaire owners included, on other people.

Your post indicates that you do not understand the issue, are unconcerned about living on this planet without doing unnecessary damage to the biosphere, and are in fact part of the problem.

Posted on 09/02/14 at 05:48 pm in response to 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

...getting either to alter course just because it is the right thing to do is almost impossible. It does require one to have a soul, after all, or at least a conscience.

There is plenty of blame to go around for the use of bird-killing glass in the Vikings' Avian Abattoir, primarily on the Vikings and the MSFA of course, but let's not forget the Champion in Chief of the new stadium, Gov. Dayton. He has heard from concerned voters and has received a petition, but has done nothing to...

Posted on 08/22/14 at 05:37 pm in response to Search continues for Arden Hills shooting suspect

They actually went further the wrong way - more bird killing glass for the giant pivoting glass doors. They don't get it, and don't care either.

Posted on 08/21/14 at 05:14 pm in response to Value of Vikings up $319 million since signing stadium deal

The Vikings are worth $300 million more thanks to public largesse, but Zygi won't cough up a measly $1 million to prevent birds from suiciding on the glass expanse of the Avian Abattoir. That Zyg, what a class act.

Posted on 08/14/14 at 04:06 pm in response to McFadden hurriedly walks back gas-tax idea

I find it ironic that the party of personal responsibility wants all their candidates to take orders from, and sign a loyalty oath to, an unelected, unappointed Commissar of Party Doctrine, who lives in another state halfway across the country. Can't have any independent thought, you know. I wonder if McFadden is feeling a little emasculated - or if he even cares.

Posted on 08/08/14 at 05:37 pm in response to Mining: What's it worth to you?

Certainly, in America we believe that people have the right to earn a living, be productive and live their lives. But that right ends where it degrades the lives of other people - particularly when the outcome was foreseeable and could have been avoided. I would argue that this principle extends not only to other people, but to the other living beings with which we share the planet, and the health of the biosphere that supports all life, including ours.

As Mr. Hintz points out so...

Posted on 08/04/14 at 02:10 pm in response to Fixing Vikings stadium's bird-killing glass would be 'relatively cheap'

"The responsibility for negative externalities doesn't lie with those who suffer from them, it's with those who create them"

Well and truly put. Exactly so.

You actually haven't pointed out anything - you made a blanket statement with no supporting data. You say Franken lies - ok, exactly what has he lied about? The article was about specific data points that McFadden, uh, let's go easy and say he "misrepresented" - "lie" is such an ugly word. If you have similar specific data, post it. Otherwise, all we can discern is that you personally don't like Franken. Shrug.