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Pat Berg

Twin Cities
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http://www.amazon.com/Coercion-Its-Fallout-Revised-Edition/dp/1888830018

This book should be required reading for anyone who's in a position of power over another living being.

Posted on 04/16/14 at 07:18 am in response to They took our beers! Teamsters fight Sunday growler sales

If the DFL folds on this one without insisting on the opportunity to examine the actual contract language the Teamsters are supposedly being threatened with by the wholesaler in order to determine the legitimacy of the threat, I will be mightily disappointed.

This is a sad and tragic story.

My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Posted on 04/14/14 at 11:40 am in response to As Internet advertising booms, watch out for mobile

It's even easier to ignore advertising on the Internet than it is on TV. So the apparent value proposition has always puzzled me.

But I suppose there must be some people out there stopping to read the ads on webpages rather than skipping right by them.

Why, I don't know . . . . . . . . . .

It may not inspire you to donate, but obviously it's got a good track record of donations from someone because the programming they choose to repeat is that which brings in the $$$.

Posted on 04/10/14 at 07:38 am in response to Met Council approves Southwest LRT, but Minneapolis can still block

I initially read that first sentence as Met Council's "tunnel vision". Which maybe kinda' fits, in a way.

Or perhaps I should head off to 7760 France myself for a checkup . . . . . . .

Briana Bierschbach's article says "Republican gubernatorial candidates Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers say they would suspend the indexing provision if elected governor this fall."

Posted on 04/03/14 at 07:43 am in response to Nienstedt deposition ends 'abruptly,' 'heatedly'

Apparently the judge who ordered the deposition had said it would be four hours. So when the four hour mark arrived, Nienstedt and company basically left. Unhappily (the photo accompanying the MPR News article on it showing the look on Nienstedt's face as he's being driven away is priceless).

I don't know a lot about depositions, but is it common for a judge to put a time limit on them? It seems to me that a savvy subject could basically "run out the clock" to get out of providing...

Posted on 04/03/14 at 07:46 am in response to Nienstedt deposition ends 'abruptly,' 'heatedly'

Re the newest Supreme Court debacle: Well, it was a nice country while it lasted . . . . . . .

Posted on 04/02/14 at 10:52 pm in response to Are the Vikings whitewashing the bird droppings issue?

ETFE is in the same chemical family as PTFE which is Teflon. Which is sort of known for some degree of slipperiness . . . . . . . . . .