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Todd Hintz

St. Louis Park, MN
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5 years 34 weeks

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Posted on 07/24/14 at 12:00 pm in response to Examining McFadden’s charge that Franken uses scare tactics

Isn't McFadden's statement in itself a scare tactic?

"The senior safety net is heading towards bankruptcy because of irresponsible politicians like Al Franken who’ve used scare tactics to win elections."

Posted on 07/23/14 at 05:23 pm in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

Try DOS 6.0. Oy!

Personally, I'm checking out community solar gardens to see what they can do for me. I've already squeezed what I can from conservation, such as additional insulation, power saver switch on the AC, turning off wall wart devices, and so on. One of the things I like about solar gardens is it gives me stable electric rates for the next 20+ years. Coal and natural gas prices will fluctuate with the market, but once solar panels are paid for they're done--you don't have to worry about price...

Posted on 07/22/14 at 12:04 pm in response to Complexity dogs mileage-fee concept

It sounds like just pumping up the gas tax (pardon the pun) would be both simpler and cheaper. Why build this huge complex system when the current one will do the job? Bump the gas tax to something that will cover road maintenance, tie it to inflation, and call it done. The higher tax gives people an incentive to drive more efficient cars and pollute less.

If you want to cover electric cars, then tie something to their sales. Electrics are just a fraction of sales at the moment,...

How long will it be before the deniers wade in on the latest report? They'll claim they've found a pebble on the beach and, as everyone knows, beaches are made out of sand. Therefor there are no beaches at all.

When that claim is refuted yet again, then they'll fall back on the claim that the climate is indeed changing, but it's always been changing.

Next fallback will be that man has no impact on the climate.

When all else fails as it will inevitably do under the...

Wait...You aren't seriously trying to interject the chem trail lunacy into the global warming debate, are you? Isn't it bad enough that we have the anti-science deniers in the mix?

I went to the web site above and it's just a mashed up mixture of buzz word bingo. "Nucleated snow", "nano aerosols", and so on. Does anyone outside of the tin foil hat crowd really believe this stuff? If there really is a concerted campaign to change the climate via the vapor trails of aircraft, then...

Posted on 07/21/14 at 04:10 pm in response to It's our duty to combat hunger

Well, don't hold your breath looking for conservative Christians to help feed the poor. Their attitude is it's the poor's fault for being destitute in the first place and gosh, they should just go out and get an education. Never mind that it's hard to study on an empty stomach.

Mr. Ahmad, you did exactly the right thing by working to bring the problem to your representative's attention and the attention of the public through this article. Ignore the nay-sayers who would just as...

Gotta love those merkins! My former wife is in the wig business, so we got a lot of mileage out of the word over the years.

Personally, I prefer something along the lines of 'Murica. That pretty much sums up the whole attitude in my head, not to mention the theme song from the movie "Team America." Throw in a mullet (business in front; party in back!) and a little tabaccy juice and you've set the whole scene.

Thanks for the sensible write-up, Alex. You've written the most succinct explanation I've ever seen on the subject.

So what's up with the slut shaming? When are we as a society going to get rid of the Puritanical belief that having sex is something to be ashamed of? The ironic part is that people are trying to slut shame other people even while they're having sex with them.

Can we just get over the BS and move on with our lives?