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Tom Stenson

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 years 37 weeks

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Posted on 11/18/12 at 08:59 am in response to Bikes mean better business

Scott, wouldn't it be swell if the car crowd paid for the healthcare costs and environmental consequences that stem from their driving? Naw, that would be the right thing to do. Driving is totally cool unless you have to pay for its real costs. Pity. Let the spending continue!

Posted on 09/17/12 at 04:05 pm in response to A look at Plan-it Hennepin’s early plan for Minneapolis' main drag

What makes you so afraid of people periodically yelling some profanities? Wealthy individuals want to be isolated from the poor, so that they can ignore the effects of the policies that have benefited them. We have no problem supporting bombing other countries, but we do not want to think about the death of civilians, or why we are even bombing in the first place. We have no problem buying clothes made in sweatshops, because we try not to think of the real conditions of those workers, or how...

Posted on 09/18/12 at 10:23 pm in response to A look at Plan-it Hennepin’s early plan for Minneapolis' main drag

I understand that yelling profanities at a child doesn't make for good parenting. I realize your frustration, but someone who has wealth but never has time for his/her child is not a good parent either. Those aren't equivalents but in both cases, the results usually manifest in destructive ways later in life.

As far as being academic, I am just trying to discuss a complex issue without injecting too much emotion because it is already challenging as it is. I grew up in a poor inner...

Posted on 05/15/12 at 10:19 pm in response to Rethinking Hennepin Avenue with urbanist Charles Landry

The article is wonderful and the comments it has elicited are reflective of this. I think green space is crucial, however as has been stated the park by the library must be more than grass. I think it would be wonderful to have small kitchen restaurants/stands serving local food, have local musicians perform music for tips, and have temporary pre-fab structures with artists (like the art shanties on Medicine like) with cycling exhibitions. Having parks and art as bookends of Hennepin from...