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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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Loss of credibility is the inevitable fallout from scientists tailoring science to attract government grants.

Thans for the link, Bill. In an otherwise infantile rant, Lynas leaves us with an interesting example of why an increasing number of people have concluded science has been co-opted by political operatives.

One can understand dismissing those that believe dinosaurs and humans roamed together on an Earth that is a mere 6,000 years old. Unlike climate pseudo-science, geologists use methods that are reproducible and provide hard evidence of the timeline of the Earth and it's inhabitants...

Posted on 01/28/15 at 09:34 am in response to Religious groups seeking to put limits on payday lending in Minnesota

I can't say how much I approve of these groups approach. In an atmosphere where activists push their agendas through via the courts, these people see the best way to get what they want is to fight their opponents on level ground which is a tactic no one could begrudge.

Bravo!

Posted on 01/28/15 at 09:06 am in response to U.S.-Cuba reboot: Creativity should be a key diplomatic tool

So far, not only have the Castro's refused to provide even a glimpse of hope it will address it's wretched human rights history, they have re-iterated their determination to maintain the status quo.

Obama has the power to make a stage show of re-engaging us diplomatically, but thankfully, there are enough legislators in Congress that take America's commitment to freedom seriously to squelch any serious moves until the Castro's are replaced by cooler heads.

Cuba does present...

Posted on 01/28/15 at 02:22 pm in response to U.S.-Cuba reboot: Creativity should be a key diplomatic tool

Has Batista risen from the dead?

Saudi Arabia is a Kingdom. (I could go on)

Posted on 01/30/15 at 06:36 pm in response to U.S.-Cuba reboot: Creativity should be a key diplomatic tool

Yeah, your right. We should have been shipping Camaros, microwaves and color TV's in there from the start. Fidel would have run screaming.

Posted on 01/27/15 at 12:00 pm in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

There is a cable show, called "Shark tank", which I'm confident no leftist could sit through 5 minutes of. It involves would-be entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of self-made billionaires, in hopes they'll invest.

The investors are ruthlessly self-interested. They invest in people that have proved they have something going on that provides a good chance profits will be made, and turn pipe dreamers that have put out no effort on their own into mush.

My...

Posted on 01/27/15 at 03:05 pm in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

Describing a single mom that succeeds in created her own businesses as inherently "greedy", while finding nobility in the same result, differing only in that it includes a group of unrelated people, provides an fascinating insight into the deep hate for the individual leftist worldview holds.

It's stuff like this that keeps me reading the Minnpost.

Posted on 01/28/15 at 09:52 am in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

Good for Mark. I've always believed it's better to stand your ground and fight for what you believe is right than cut and run. Cuban's threat is large enough to make some companies think twice, I'd guess.

Posted on 01/28/15 at 11:46 am in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

http://www.businessinsider.com/shark-tank-success-stories-2014-11#wicked...

I've checked all 12, and they are all in business.

Here's dozens more; all authentic.

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