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Steve Titterud

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
5 years 43 weeks

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Posted on 11/19/14 at 04:41 pm in response to Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus

I was served this approximately a millenium ago in a college professor's home. A twist on the NY Times' recipe is to cut the grapes in half before mixing with the sour cream. Very fresh and tasty.

Posted on 11/19/14 at 04:22 pm in response to Louisville Swamp: The Carver State Park that might have been

I was startled at your description of oak savanna, as it brought back memories of the land where I grew up.

Then, your comments which began, "If you’ve never seen this type of landscape in person..." startled me further, as I realized that perhaps most people living in these parts today have never really SEEN this type of landscape. We are disconnected from our natural history, as we have altered the landscape so significantly, that even its lingering traces have nearly...

Posted on 11/16/14 at 07:55 pm in response to Going deep on Minneapolis schools' suspension crisis

We don't want to talk about that.

...maybe she could have enjoyed an even better deal, like Bill McGuire, currently using his $1.x billion dollar net worth ("self-made", one site said, dismissive of the policyholders) to see if he can get the next professional sports stadium built here in Minnesota, since we don't have enough of them.

He made a 2013 list of the most (insert your favorite adjective here) retirement payouts:

"William McGuire, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), 2006: McGuire became CEO in 1991....

Posted on 11/13/14 at 12:32 pm in response to The 2016 (!) presidential field, per the PBS NewsHour

Remember: he's the "smarter Bush". He will run a very smart campaign, and he will take away some of that center you mention.

Posted on 11/12/14 at 09:31 am in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

...are routinely denied to people with a criminal history, regardless of their race - it's NOT just young black men with a criminal history.

Ms. Levy-Pounds seems to mistake these widespread corporate policies for racism. If you are a felon, your race is beside the point - your chances of being hired are significantly impacted by your criminal background alone.

Posted on 11/12/14 at 11:59 am in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

...cite a source for your "Did you know?" statement. If true, it deserves to have a light shined on it. If you are only speculating, that's another matter.

I think regardless of the facts, the message to the young, black or white, should be:

"Don't commit crimes. It destroys your future."

Posted on 11/12/14 at 01:05 pm in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

...employment opportunity - regardless of race - is now RACIST !!??

I have never heard anything so ridiculous !!

Posted on 11/12/14 at 02:28 pm in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

"For every 10 white men without convictions who got a job offer or callback, more than 7 white men with prison records also did, the study found. But the difference grew far larger for black applicants: For every 10 black men without criminal convictions, only about 3 with records got offers or callbacks."

7/10 (whites) vs. 3/10 (blacks) is indeed a significant difference. So even though criminal history is a negative employment factor for anyone - regardless of race - it's...

Posted on 11/12/14 at 06:20 pm in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

...no amount of singing out the names of justice, freedom, God, Dr. King, etc. will cause your certainty - that race is the sole factor in the ills you describe in this column - to come to be the One and Only Truth.

There is more going on here than racism and racism alone.