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Rachel Kahler

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Blaine, Minnesota
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Posted on 06/26/14 at 03:24 pm in response to More U.S. children killed in accidental shootings than you might think

Unfortunately, this article has little to nothing to do with what background checks could do. As far as I know, there's no database for stupid.


Back to the Earth. First of all, I find little sympathy for the handful of people waiting at a traffic light while hundreds pass through in a more efficient mode of transportation.

Second, I frequently wait much longer than that at traffic lights along Central Avenue near/in Blaine. Why? Because 80 kajillion people are driving even further north and no one seems concerned...

You won't get any argument from me about the green line being an unfortunate compromise. It's truly a pity that it couldn't have been made more express.

However, University really could use a more high volume option. Large corridors such as University really should be train lines, while buses should remain to service neighborhoods.

Overall, I think you missed my point. And have fun on the express bus!

It sounds like this firearms instructor is a good one--and it sounds exactly like the one I had when I took my hunter safety course in middle school (yes, middle school).

One thing I actually advocate is a gun safety course for everyone. I don't believe everyone should own a gun, or even have access to a gun, but I think everyone should be told that it is a deadly weapon. You should know how to safely handle it and know your risks when confronted with an armed person. You should...

Posted on 06/06/14 at 11:45 am in response to Minneapolis Afghan man fights misconceptions about his homeland

I would love to see a peaceful Afghanistan. However, they are probably no better off or worse off since our invasion. I hope that peace can come with freedom to all people--I don't think that the Taliban would have allowed that. But I don't think that the US should be the ones brokering that peace. Afghanistan has to fight for their own freedom. We can't force it on them, and we should have made that call long ago. If Afghanis don't trust the US, it's really no different than before....

Not only are the current roads questionably organized, poorly maintained, and outdated, I'm waiting to see how badly this year's potholes are going to wreck my car. Yes, I would prefer to take public transportation to/from work, but that's not an option, so add another big insult to injury.

Posted on 05/09/14 at 01:15 pm in response to Job creators vs. speculators vs. money managers

I totally agree with this perspective. Especially the last 2 paragraphs.

Posted on 05/09/14 at 03:31 pm in response to Unlike in most other countries, U.S. maternal deaths are on the rise

is it like 2 plane crashes every day, it's like 2 plane crashes involving only women and children every day. This isn't an accident. This is a result of negligence, in part, and overzeal, in part. That is, there are those dying of lack of care and health--whether it's because they can't afford to visit a doctor or because they have pre-existing conditions that complicate their pregnancy and birth. It's shameful in one of the richest countries in the world, which readily brags about the...

You're right. The financial health of the Orchestra is questionable, at best. However, by lying about the financial health of the Orchestra before fundraising for a Shiny New Lobby, management managed to add insult to injury. That is, I can't fault them (as an MOA management, anyway) for the 2008 crash. But when it was clear that the fund wasn't going to do well, which would have been clear pretty much immediately, the first thing they should have done was figure out how to recover the...

The logic is twisted, Mr. Gutman. A couple cold Minnesota winters and tepid summers does not a global climate make. In fact, it's far less impressive that we've had a couple of crappy weather years than the fact that the ENTIRE GLOBE has, on average, increased in temperature in a measurable way.

Heavy snows and cold winters were not always considered an anomaly, by the way. If you've ever seen some of the photos or heard some of the stories from the 1800's in this region of the...