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Tim Walker

St. Paul, MN
Commenter for
7 years 2 weeks

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Posted on 01/29/15 at 02:50 pm in response to North Dakota's budget craters under falling oil prices

There's a mistake in the published piece by Will Steger, which may be his fault or it may have been a transcription error by the Duluth newspaper.

Either way, this phrase appearing in the original doesn't make any sense:

"... the NASA/NOAA report showed the Earth five times warmer now than it would be without greenhouse gases"

Five times warmer?

First of all, one cannot make these types of comparisons in temperatures: 5 x 10 degrees F = 50 degrees F, but 5 x -12...

Posted on 01/28/15 at 10:43 am in response to School administrators say Dayton's budget is not enough

Are you including The Big Dig in that statement?

(Not trying to be snarky, just wondering what your opinion is on that operation.)

Posted on 01/27/15 at 01:47 pm in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

Yes, conservatives like to spout off about the 47% who in their minds don't pay taxes.

But that figure is only accurate if it is limited to federal income taxes.

Conservatives nearly always find a way to omit that very important caveat ... and that makes one think that they are doing it on purpose ... because heaven knows we liberals are always pointing out their "mistake" of omission!

Posted on 01/22/15 at 07:17 am in response to Northfield pub owner feels backlash over free speech

But the article and its headline did not refer to *First Amendment* freedom of speech, which of course does spell out the prohibition of government suppression, so both of you are jumping to conclusions.

This speech was all about setting the parameters of the debate for the 2016 election.

Posted on 12/18/14 at 08:17 am in response to 45th parallel: Markers make note of this Minneapolis distinction

Nice work, and an informative read..

What I find interesting is that I was up and down the coast of Croatia last summer, including crossing the 45th line twice.

After reading Andy's article, I was quite surprised to learn that I was that far north then, as I was among palm trees there!

Clearly, being on the edge of a large body of water (the Adriatic Sea) moderates the temperature quite a bit there and keeps the temperatures warm enough in the winter that palm trees...

100 percent of the women who have run for POTUS have lost, so there's that.

Thank you, Kevin.

Posted on 11/17/14 at 08:36 am in response to Minnesota National Guard troops headed to West Africa to help with Ebola

... last February.

I had to stay an extra day there because my original flight home was canceled due to an ice storm.

I agree with Thomas and Jody that climate change is a real b**ch!

Posted on 11/17/14 at 10:43 am in response to Minnesota National Guard troops headed to West Africa to help with Ebola

Just in case it wasn't obvious, I was being sarcastic, and trying to make the point that ice storms in Dallas are also signs of climate change.