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Rich Crose

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Posted on 02/27/12 at 09:57 am in response to The new digital monopolies

"Do No Evil" has become "You can make money without doing evil." Google has succumbed to Wall Street.

As you say: Its a slippery slope.

Posted on 02/17/12 at 12:52 pm in response to Teacher-layoffs plan puts DFLers in a jam

Target, 3M, GE and other non-union companies target older, more expensive employees by giving them bad reviews as soon as they get too expensive. An exemplary employee with an outstanding record will suddenly get a bad review the minute they reach age 50 and their salaries are high and their health care expenses increase the company's costs. When they get fired, the company has a record of bad reviews. Boeing moved their facilities to South Carolina to break the Engineers Union for this very...

Posted on 02/17/12 at 01:19 pm in response to Minnesota House votes to scrap seniority-only rule for teachers

What Target knows about you is absolutely scary.

Massive databases of your shopping record, video facial recognition that tracks you from the moment you walk in the door and follows you around the store to learn your shopping patterns, hidden mini cameras watch you look at sales displays to see if they're effective or not.

If you absolutely must shop at Target, wear a baseball cap pulled low and veer through the children's wear and housewares to buy your gallon of milk --and...

Posted on 02/16/12 at 11:48 am in response to Who's for (and against) voter photo ID, and why?

Isn't this what the Republicans are running against, activist judges?

A bigger problem is the 25% of the population that have either been marginalized or so turned off by politics that they don't even register.

Why don't they pass a law that says everyone must register to vote on their 18th birthday --they force men to register for the draft?

Posted on 02/15/12 at 01:58 pm in response to GOP legislators shrug off rock-bottom poll numbers

If you've ever served on a committee, you'll understand why no one has ever put up a statue of a committee. There are plenty of statues of Governors.

Also, negative campaigning has sullied everyone's reputation. It doesn't matter who gets elected, the population has seen hundreds of ads and literature telling you how big a scumbag this sucker is and how he should be in prison not in Congress. If people passed laws, we'd be voting this fall on a referendum for an open season on elected...

Posted on 01/23/12 at 12:50 pm in response to For the Star Tribune, failure leads to freedom

So Capitalism works, its Wall Street that's broken.

I've seen many companies that quit working for their customers and are now working for their share holders. Instead of growing the business, they cut costs to increase profits and raise dividends --and the CEO and the Directors are complicit as the board issues them millions of shares of stock options.

The ones who suffer are the employees --the union workers, the reporters, the middle managers --all doing the "Expect More,...

Posted on 01/19/12 at 09:19 am in response to What if Ron Paul ran as a third party candidate?

"Belaboring the obvious: These are not easy times in which to be a popular politicians."

After being told for six months in negative campaign ads that someone is a treasonous, anti-American, freedom-hating, war-mongering, threat to you and your country, how can these people be popular?

When the government is run by people like that its no wonder a majority of the population distrust government.

Posted on 01/13/12 at 09:25 am in response to Freedom isn't free, y'know

The show "Your Hit Parade" ended with the auction phrase, "Sold, American." The phrase keeps coming back whenever I read about Super PACs.

Posted on 01/10/12 at 12:29 pm in response to Petition on Ramsey County stadium tax gains momentum

Just make the food industry buy insurance to protect the company from lawsuits in case they poison the lot of us. Then regulate the insurance industry. If a company poisons a few people and the insurance company has to pay off, you can bet there will be private inspectors on site in days. The dead people won't complain.

Posted on 01/06/12 at 01:11 pm in response to Where were the Iowans?

Why can't the system be moved to the 21st century.

A network can sign up a party for a ridiculous amount of money to sponsor to debates. The format will be an "American Idol" type debate with celebrity pundits as guest hosts --text your votes after the show. One loser will be voted off the show each week and given a lucrative contract on the lecture circuit as a consolation prize. The winner will emerge in the Spring after ratings week with the party's nomination and a campaign...