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Steve Titterud

Minneapolis, MN
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...the prior column.

NOW I'm wondering whether similar data is available for those who got their training in the military - AFTER they've served their tour of duty.

This might help us to weigh the value of those military training programs, which are used in recruitment, and which, by anecdote, are amongst the reasons people enlist: they will get training applicable to civilian life, and will have great job prospects once they're out. Is this true ? If so, could the civilian...

Posted on 10/20/14 at 12:22 pm in response to Gubernatorial debate gets personal

After all, "...one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion"
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_fact...

If one death due to marijuana impairment while driving leads to "serious regrets", what kind of scale...

At least that's what their attorney, the former Attorney General of New Jersey, says. The same guy has assured us that insofar as the criminal RICO investigation mandated by NJ law upon civil RICO findings bearing fruit, it's never materialized before, and won't this time, either. He seems to think he knows how the wheels turn in New Jersey.

The taxpayers have simply given a gift to these people - the Wilfs and the Pohlads. Let's say it is dubious at best whether this causes these...

...at http://www.forbes.com/teams/minnesota-twins/

This doesn't answer all of your questions, but it DOES show that, from 2010 to 2014,...

...the franchise VALUE has gone from $405 million to $605 million;

...the part of the franchise value ascribed to the STADIUM is only $130 million in spite of its cost;

...the REVENUE has increased by about $50...

...was no link to the sources in the article. So I jumped to the Dept. of Labor site but couldn't dig my way through to the exactly corresponding data.

Mr. Johnston: please do a followup column showing comparison and offering your analysis.

Posted on 10/14/14 at 09:57 am in response to Much of Archdiocese agreement includes policies already in place

I'd call this judicial balance, fairness, and even-handedness.

In contrast with the bluster and hysteria of the prosecutor, Adrian Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said: "I've been called worse."

Posted on 10/13/14 at 10:00 am in response to Major agreement in archdiocese sex abuse cases to be announced Monday

"you are...expected to conduct yourself in a way that...promotes the values upon which the League is based, and is lawful."

The last clause's "and" has an emphasis added which can't be shown here - it is underlined, as though it were to carve out an exception to the preceding declaration.

In other words, since the "values upon which the League is based" may be consistent with, even promoted by criminal acts, the players might get confused about whether the League would overlook...

...the facts. In particular, I am interested in WHO in MPS or on the School Board were behind this.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 10:53 pm in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

What this column PRETENDS is that politics has NOT become thoroughly corrupted by the influence of money. Indeed, it has, and many potential voters have noticed.

When the actual votes by legislators on issues are driven by campaign contributions, as the "pay to play" logic works its way through the legislative process, what is the meaning of a single individual's vote ?

If you knew, or suspected, that the system was rigged, that the "fix is in", why would you bother to vote,...

Posted on 10/09/14 at 04:05 pm in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

BTW, I do vote - even though it is virtually meaningless as to the result. I vote for my own reasons, which don't include significantly influencing the outcome.

And "you Dems" ?? I'm not a Democrat, either.

I'm not advocating sitting home. I simply understand how disheartened the electorate becomes when corruption drives political decision-making. A good man or woman who achieves office but then becomes trapped in a system where votes and decisions are bought and paid...