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Steve Titterud

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 09/18/14 at 03:28 pm in response to Poll: Enormous gulf in how Minnesota men and women think

...to lift the phoney-baloney tax exempt non-profit status of professional sports leagues, including, of course, the NFL.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/sports/football/bill-targets-pro-sport...

Any outfit that can pay their CEO $40 million is no...

Posted on 09/18/14 at 06:08 pm in response to Poll: Enormous gulf in how Minnesota men and women think

...generally in exchange for campaign contributions. Same goes for legislation or regulation that is dear to the heart of a constituent group. Even ambassadorships are auctioned off, sometimes leading to embarrassment, as in the recent case of the person proposed for ambassador to Norway, who turned out to know next to nothing about things Norwegian. UFF DA !!

If there is bribery, it is done in a sophisticated manner which may straddle the border between legal and illegal....

Posted on 09/18/14 at 03:18 pm in response to A social network for the country club set — with a $9k fee

...for "people with more money than time".

Posted on 09/17/14 at 07:35 pm in response to Vikings: 'We made a mistake'

However, they could take their business practices and value system to say, New Orleans, or back to New Jersey, or maybe New York - and they'd fit right in.

People in Minneapolis will pay out something like $675 million over 30 years (according to the city's CFO just prior to the stadium deal passing) for the benefit of the Vikings, and now I read today they are trying to bargain with the city to reduce their cost in a strip of land by a million or so.

The avarice of these...

Posted on 09/18/14 at 07:36 am in response to Vikings: 'We made a mistake'

If Preferred One (PO) simply made an error in their premium calculations - too low, as you imply - they could correct that problem by merely adjusting premiums, no ??

But PO is exiting that marketplace altogether, rather than making a midstream correction.

I conclude there is something more fundamental behind their exit than merely an unworkable premium, which these insurers adjust all the time.

I would take at face value their statement that administrative...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 03:49 pm in response to Chris Farrell wants baby boomers to unretire

...you'd see it his way.

Posted on 09/16/14 at 01:06 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

...of the community of Minnesotans. Same for some of its players. It's that simple. Minnesotans value honesty, the Wilfs value all manner of chicanery, according to that NJ court.

Ethical considerations do not even appear to register with the Wilfs, except of course in the phoney baloney of their PR messaging.

The article above asks,

“Does the Ray Rice situation reflect on Baltimore?"

Well, let's take a look at what the Maryland public has handed over to its...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 04:12 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

...since as taxpayers, we have no choice. We SHOULD have had a choice, but it was taken away.

But silent ??

I don't think so - not for 30 years, anyway. That's how long we'll be paying.

I'm with you and Arne Carlson on this one, Thomas. This is front and center in the election campaign for Governor. Dayton may have some positives to his credit, but this one is so obnoxious, and getting more so every day, there are many who just will not forgive him.

Posted on 09/16/14 at 04:57 pm in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

But you must admit, the Democrats went above and beyond the clarion call of venality to get that stinker passed.

The unions leaned hard on them (jobs, jobs, jobs, right?), as did the tribes (anything but another gambling venue to compete with them) and the developers (a banquet at the public trough), not to mention the Vikings, who promised who knows what ?

I respect your views, and I would love to stick the GOP with this one, but it just wouldn't ring true enough. We can...

Posted on 09/17/14 at 07:03 am in response to Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?

"..., it's about the money."

- H.L. Mencken