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Rosalind Kohls

Glencoe, MN
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I wonder why the 18-year and 19-year-olds were included in this study. They are adults. Less than half of the girls in the study were minors. Did the researchers have problems finding enough girls who fit the criteria?
Also, isn't it obvious that the results showed the majority of users wanted long-lasting birth control? It's like doing a study to see if people like ice cream. Of course, they do. I hope the researchers didn't use taxpayer money for this study. What a waste of time.

Being able to get birth control pills over-the-counter will make them less expensive than making an office visit to a physician to get a prescription.
Also, birth control pills cost much less than cell phone service, talk and text, for which even poor women don't mind paying. I know, because I took them for years.
However, they include powerful hormones, so I wouldn't want minors to be able to buy them without some supervision. Maybe birth control pills could be sold only to...

It's not the polls, or the poll questions that are shaping US opinion. Most people don't read polls and have never been surveyed by pollsters.
Also, most people form opinions based on their own experiences. For example, the climate change issue the author related. On the morning of Sept. 13, here in St. Cloud, I found a sheet of ice on our tabletop outside on the deck. I remember thinking, "So much for global warming!"
However, if the news media continues to rant in a steady...

Is Franken's comedy/show biz experience an asset or liability in the Minnesota Senate race? Discuss.

The author used the Swiftboating of John Kerry as an example of a lie. But in my opinion Kerry was the one who misrepresented his service in Vietnam, not the Swiftboaters. People in the courts don't know anymore about what the truth is than I do or the author of this article does. Let the people who hear the speech decide, not government officials.

Posted on 09/03/14 at 02:12 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

It is possible many Republicans reading the survey question, "to protect our private information and constitutional rights" might have thought the question referred to gun registration and the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Posted on 08/18/14 at 12:03 pm in response to Outside money not yet a factor in Franken-McFadden Senate race

I thought DFLers were against both the Keystone pipeline and mining for environmental reasons. Why are they complaining about the materials used in the pipeline when they are against it being built in the first place? No US or Chinese steel will be used if the pipeline is never built.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 04:03 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

The House should cut off the money. King Obama is helpless if he doesn't have the funds to pay his underlings to do his bidding. Those federal employees will not work for free.

Posted on 07/18/14 at 01:20 pm in response to Politics, money, media and the Senate office building

The biggest component of the US budget is entitlements, including Social Security, Medicare, food stamps etc.. It's not defense.

Posted on 07/18/14 at 03:10 pm in response to Politics, money, media and the Senate office building

I would classify the cost of caring for disabled veterans as an entitlement. The veterans' service entitles them for this care.
Defense might be the biggest discretionary expense, but the author of this post called it a component, not a discretionary expense.