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Sean Fahey

Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Posted on 04/10/14 at 01:52 pm in response to Franken to Comcast, Time Warner: ‘I’m against this deal’

David Cohen was one of Obama's biggest bundlers, but there are others that have bundled for Obama that won't want Comcast to have such a large chunk of the market. It will be interesting to see how it shakes out between the players.

Here's a list of Obama fundraisers, which is full of media companies that will likely see higher fees going to Comcast plus technology investors that will want to support net neutrality against Comcast:...

I wouldn't mind seeing micropayments used by news sites. I run into that Strib paywall and just stop reading until next month because I don't read it consistently, and it feels like too much hassle to subscribe and then deal with constantly being up-sold and getting spam.

I know this shows profound laziness, but lower that transaction cost! Offer me a one-click option to pay 1 mBTC to read an article. Now I control how much I pay based on how much I read. There is no need to enter...

I am not aware of sites using it currently, and you are right that the idea has been out there forever. It's like commercial fusion power, always 20 years off. Bitcoin makes it as possible as it has ever been, though the number of users might still be too low to make it worth the effort to develop right now.

Posted on 02/13/14 at 02:39 pm in response to Ovation greets St. Louis Park mayor's stand against freight-rail move

St. Louis Park and Kenilworth area residents are pitted against each other so that whichever side loses, the Met Council and the money behind the project still wins. We now find that municipal consent can be overridden by the Met Council, so now the project just needs to split the opposition to the route, and cast one side or the other (or both) as backwards-looking NIMBYs. ( Met Council's Jim Alexander on the issue of consent at...

How will the congressional hearing, Casey's bill, and the IRS effort hurt independent contractors? I skimmed the bill, and it seems to be about properly classifying workers as "employees" or "non-employees", creating a Dept of Labor website that has employee rights info, and looking out for unreported wages.

You may be right that it squeezes people, or that it's harmful to the economy, but how can I know that's true from what you wrote? What is it about these things that is harmful...

So it's flat out wrong to work on stopping government overreach in this area, but should be priority #1 to stop what you see as government overreach in another area? Even if you don't like the ACA how can you think it's not at least a pretty high priority to stop illegal surveillance on Americans?

Doing something about the unaccountable security regime has common bipartisan support from Americans from all quarters. Why not get something done on this issue where we are demonstrably...

Posted on 11/07/13 at 11:09 am in response to Election seems to signal the ascension of a new Minneapolis DFL

Does anyone know why tabulating the vote takes so long? I read this article on the city website (http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-116372) and MinnPost's FAQ on the vote that seem to suggest that there are two teams independently working through the tabulation by hand if there is no majority winner on the first choice alone.

It is because the machines don't...

Posted on 11/01/13 at 06:37 pm in response to What are we trying to accomplish with Southwest light rail?

Even people who are plugged into the news would have a hard time keeping up with the process unless they are staying on top of it for decades. Maybe it is our duty as citizens to have this kind of attention span though, so I kind of agree with your point. Here is my impression of how this works, since being exposed to the green and blue line extension processes:

1. In the beginning, there is a universe of options presented to the public. A meeting is held and citizens add their...

Maybe I don't understand the issue fully, but people that live close to the airport will not have much change here, right? The problem seems to be that flights arriving or departing will now be on much more well defined paths coming into the metro area. For example, I have a few planes come over my house per day, but under this plan I would no longer have any. Instead they would be all consolidated to a path a couple miles away, and people living under those paths will have a giant...

People donated to the capital campaign while the board kept quiet about the deficit in the operating budget.