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Steven Bailey

Glden Valley, MN
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3 years 1 week

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Posted on 04/23/14 at 05:14 pm in response to The case against right turn on red

We have an epidemic of people not obeying any traffic laws. On my way into work (NE Minneapolis) there isn't a day where someone doesn't completely run a stop sign or red light. It isn't just where I work either. There isn't any area of the Twin Cities where you can count on drivers to stop for stop signs or stop lights. As far as right on red most drivers now don't even slow down at a red light and go right on red whether the way is clear or not. Sadly I have recently seen police at an...

Posted on 03/29/14 at 07:18 pm in response to St. Paul downtown development: dreaming (really) big

Tim Russert got Cheney to admit that there were no WMD's in Iraq and that none were ever found. Days later Condi was confronted about the lie she had done so much to perpetuate. When asked what she had to say about the fact that Iraq never had WMD's she, without a second of hesitation stated "He had aspirations of ambitions". "Aspirations of Ambitions", off the cuff and alliterative. That is all she had to say. The question was dead, the issue was dead. Author Peter Michaelson wrote a great...

Posted on 03/27/14 at 09:06 am in response to For the young and 'invincible,' health insurance is a must

I am very glad your brother got care and had coverage under your parents policy. The risk of cancer in young adults is extremely low the most likely risk of death or injury is in a car accident. Young people are almost all covered by auto insurance if that occurs. Insurance is covering risk and nothing more. When looking at a young person's overall life, is buying insurance in there early twenties more important than reliable transportation, a safe place to live or paying off student debt....

Posted on 03/27/14 at 02:11 pm in response to For the young and 'invincible,' health insurance is a must

Auto Insurance is not the same as health insurance. A young person buying auto insurance is purchasing a product that covers them and their passengers equally as much anyone else in the current insurance pool. A young person buying health insurance is really paying for a product that statistically they will not use much and will cover the premiums of older people in the pool. All insurance is not the same. Forcing or coercing young people to buy a product that they will likely not use to pay...

Posted on 03/25/14 at 05:51 pm in response to Minneapolis and the siren song of economic impact

Years ago when I lived in Tucson a very funny writer for the Tucson paper took the Cities multiplier effect and applied it to his parents visiting for two weeks once a year. The result was that his parents staying at his house, renting a car and going out to eat resulted in over $90,000 in economic impact benefit. He then said his next step would be to ask for half of that in city development funds or his parents wouldn't visit the following year.
When the dust settles on most projects...

Posted on 03/24/14 at 08:33 am in response to Water or sulfide mining: Which is more valuable?

After all the repeated environmental catastrophes we have witnessed in the last 50 years how in the world does this type of mining even get consideration? For the amount of jobs that are projected, the life of the mine, and the incredible risks associated with it, it would be cheaper for the state to pay the projected employees to not mine.

People can research this on their own. The fecal test has been shown to be as effective as a colonoscopy for screening for colon cancer. Colonoscopies are very profitable right now and there are many issues with how they are done and by whom.

Posted on 03/07/14 at 09:01 pm in response to Lyndale & Franklin: New hope for a neglected intersection

High density housing brings high density traffic. High density traffic makes people outside of the area not want to come there. People not coming through residential/commercial neighborhoods makes businesses fail. Failing businesses result in Cities no longer paying attention to an area. City ignored areas result in higher crime and middle and upper middle income flight. Middle and upper middle income flight result in low income affordable housing development, more ignored City services, and...

Posted on 02/05/14 at 09:44 pm in response to Melanoma rates skyrocketing among middle-aged adults, Mayo study finds

Even Harvard has looked into the fact that increased use of sunscreen has not affected skin cancers. Many of the ingredients in sunscreens are themselves known carcinogens. Your skin starting to get sunburned is your body telling you to get out of the sun or coverup. Sunscreen allows people to stay in the sun much longer than they ever should.

Great comment! I would like to read the news once and go "Wow we didn't screw everyone again for a couple rich schmucks".