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Rosalind Kohls

Glencoe, MN
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Posted on 04/10/14 at 04:34 pm in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

President Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry seem to be proceeding with 2 assumptions: 1.) all the problems of the Mideast, including Iran, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Libya etc., are caused by the Israel/Palestinian conflict. If that problem is solved, all the other problems will be solved, too. 2.) Israel is the most civilized nation in the Mideast. Therefore it is amendable to making concessions. As long as it keeps making concessions, peace will eventually be obtained.
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Posted on 04/07/14 at 03:19 pm in response to DFLers minimum-wage deal: raises, indexing, delays, caps, overrides

Uh-oh! If a store raises its prices, as sure as the sun rises in the east, it will have fewer customers. The same thing will happen when the price of labor goes up. Fewer employers will pay the higher price and provide jobs. This is not a good development.

Wow. Is this pathetic! Maybe teacher programs should test for basic skills before students enter the program to weed out those that can't handle college level work. The borderline students can be retested with the MTLE basic skills test after they graduate. Lowering the standard will make things worse, not better.

Posted on 03/31/14 at 04:08 pm in response to Last fall's Southwest LRT tunnel plan back on the table

There are many reasons why a business making microchips would want to be in Phoenix besides water. There's a lot of water at the North Pole too, but water-using businesses are not flocking there because it is cold. It's very likely that the microchip businesses like Phoenix because it has a nice climate and their employees want to live there. The "water evangelist" is naïve about how businesses make decisions in the real world.

Posted on 03/27/14 at 03:30 pm in response to Conservative group hits the airwaves against Franken

It must be rough to be a Franken supporter this year. They have to find a big enough issue to counteract Franken's support of Obamacare, and all they can come up with is campaign money from rich people. Tsk, tsk.

Posted on 03/25/14 at 03:00 pm in response to Birth control is not a religious issue; it is a basic health-care issue

The boss won't be able to weigh in on your "intimate and personal medical decisions" anymore than he or she did prior to 2014. What will be different is that the boss won't be forced to provide abortion-inducing drugs for you for free. You will buy your own birth control or maybe your sex partner can pay for half, just as you did before.

Posted on 03/26/14 at 03:20 pm in response to Birth control is not a religious issue; it is a basic health-care issue

The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are not Catholics. They are Southern Baptists and Mennonite respectively. They have no problem with birth control. Hobby Lobby, for example, already pays for coverage for 16 types of birth control. It is the abortifacients on the list of drugs they are required to cover by Obamacare that are the problem for them.
According to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, the government must show a compelling reason to burden someone's...

I guarantee that the success of changing school culture will be measured by the color of the skin of the kids who are suspended, not by the behavior of the students overall. Teachers will be pressured into making decisions about discipline based on the race of the student.

Posted on 03/18/14 at 03:41 pm in response to Minimum wage 'indexing': DFL political marketing at its worst

Democrats like to use fancy words like "indexing" to conceal what it is that they are doing. They know the average person doesn't know what it means. They also like to use fancy words to label Republicans, because the words can sound scary.
Take the word, "homophobic," for example. It sounds like it means "irrational fear of sameness," (it brings to mind a paranoid psychotic person) when actually Democrats use it to mean anyone who opposes gay marriage is "homophobic."

Posted on 03/14/14 at 02:43 pm in response to Should the U.S. go to war with Russia over Ukraine?

This article seems to be saying we have only two choices, war and not war.
There are several things that the US can do. We can punish Russia economically. Most of its income comes from energy. We can ramp up our energy production to undercut the Russians' market. There are many economic sanctions we can impose even if the rest of Europe doesn't go along. Many of the Russian leaders take luxury vacations in the US. We can take away their visas. I'll bet a lot of them have money in US...