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Rosalind Kohls

Glencoe, MN
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4 years 19 weeks

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Posted on 01/27/15 at 03:03 pm in response to House passes Paulsen's anti-trafficking legislation

The best way to combat human trafficking is to publish or broadcast the names and addresses of all those convicted of participating. This would include the names of the johns, as well as the pimps and prostitutes 18 years or older. If there are fewer customers the pimps and prostitutes can't make money. As a result, there will be less human trafficking.

I would have been ticked if I had been a store owner in the MOA and lost two hours of business during one of the busiest pre-Christmas days of the year, because demonstrators blocked shoppers for something I had absolutely nothing to do with. I hope the city attorney is successful in getting reimbursements.

A county food shelf director said this also was a big problem for their clients. They didn't know how to cook and always wanted convenience foods, which the food shelf didn't have.
In addition, I don't think many of the food shelf clients had proper pots and pans or a stove on which to cook. It'[s also likely they can't read a cookbook.
However, Karen's idea of bringing back required home economics classes in junior high is the best idea yet.

Posted on 12/09/14 at 03:25 pm in response to How will Obama's body-camera proposal affect the Twin Cities?

Cameras produce "evidence." The bullet holes in Michael Brown's body in Ferguson also produced "evidence." Yet many ignored evidence that showed Brown did not have his hands up in the air when he was shot. They are still chanting, "hands up, don't shoot" to this day.
Cameras aren't going to help if the evidence they produce is ignored.

Posted on 11/25/14 at 02:32 pm in response to In latest push for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, a new strategy

This is a mystifying issue. It's not blue laws or community norms that are causing the problem. It seems to be competition. Liquor store managers who choose to stay closed on Sundays are worried their competitors will choose to be open. And they will lose sales. As a result, these liquor store managers want the state to force everyone to be closed, no matter what. Protecting liquor stores from competition is not the state's responsibility.

If young people perceive they are voting for or against cutting edge issues they will vote. In 2008 they had the choice whether to vote for a young, hip, first-black- president-in-history. In 2012, they had gay marriage to consider.
But in 2014, they had no issues on the ballot that were trendy or cool, so a lot of young people didn't vote.
If young people perceive both of the candidates for president in 2016 as boring, they are not going to vote then either.

If President Obama was really concerned about the illegal immigrants' plight, he would have acted when the Democrats controlled both the Senate and House in 2009 and 2010. But Obama noticed he and his policies are falling out of favor the last couple of years, especially Obamacare. He was particularly humiliated by the results of the midterm elections this month. As a result, Obama is sticking it to Americans by cramming this executive order down our throats. He knows most of us don't want...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 11:59 am in response to Going deep on Minneapolis schools' suspension crisis

No child...should be subjected to harsh discipline that is inappropriate for the behavioral issue at hand." Amen. Any teacher that is doing this should be fired. That being said, basing discipline on race is racist. What the Minneapolis school district is doing, by reviewing the discipline of children for only those who are children of color, is racist.

Pipelines are much safer than moving oil by trains. I'm surprised environmentalists aren't screaming for more pipelines. This is a counter-productive lawsuit.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 12:42 pm in response to Hair, hockey and geeks: the top political advertising themes of 2014

I could never figure out how DFLers thought going after Mills' wealth was supposed to work, when Dayton, the guy at the head of the DFL ticket, is mega-rich from inherited wealth himself.