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Minnesotanative January 26, 2014 at 08:57 am
Interesting when in our own community the police look the other way and allow pot dealers fromRead More another country do their thing. Why not regulate it and get the tax money? It will guarantee that it is a good clean organic variety and we would benefit from the taxes on it. Colorado and Washington and California( medical Marijuana) will be watched closely on this issue.
Eric Anondson January 26, 2014 at 10:40 am
Let's start with reforming drug sentencing around marijuana. It is a true minority of people thatRead More think our drug sentencing minimums are sane and are doing more societal good than societal harm. They are out of all proportion. And then when we fix drug sentencing minimums, we should retroactively revise sentences to all those in Minnesota prisons for drug violations. I'm not convinced "medical marijuana" should be the first hurdle to jump to changing the state's drug policy, we know everything medicinal in "medical marijuana" and regulated and is available over-the-counter by prescription already.
Minnesotanative January 27, 2014 at 10:41 am
Leslie, You stopped me as i entered a DFL event and bad mouth Gov Dayton because he opposed this. ItRead More appears to me that Gov Dayton is taking a guarded, rational approach to this issue. I am happy he is wanting more research on the entire issue. I think he will change his mind on this after the facts are out. But your approach is too extreme. Take some demeanor from Scott Dibble. H
onefastdoggie January 23, 2014 at 07:10 am
So the dome was good enough for the Vikings, but not so for the Twins. Build them a field you cried,Read More and you the tax payer did. The dome is good enough for the Vikings but not so for the Gophers. Build them a field you cried, and you the tax payer did. What is wrong with you folks from Minnesota, I mean what is your deal? Karl, you do know you bought the other 2 stadiums right? Is that it, your pissed because you already bought 2 stadiums for 2 crappy teams and you just cannot handle one more? I guess I could see your point then, but you have to come out and say that.
Mike K. January 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Why didn't the Pohlads and Wilfs go get a loan to build their projects just like everyone else hasRead More to? Because....they use their wealth to buy political favors and get free taxpayer money instead! Also, let's not forget which newspaper owns the majority of the land in this redevelopment and that has been very vocal supporters of the project. Hint: they have a very elderly multi-multi-multi millionaire who somehow thinks he is still relevant.
Leslie Davis January 25, 2014 at 12:19 am
It wouldn't have happened on my watch. Leslie Davis ECHO PRESS Alexandria, Minnesota January 24,Read More 2014 Leslie Davis announces governor candidacy Leslie Davis of Minneapolis has announced his candidacy for Minnesota governor. Born in 1937, Davis is a U.S. Army veteran, father of four grown children and is founder/president of Earth Protector Companies. Now affiliated with the DFL, he will run in the DFL primary this August. “Right now, many Minnesotans are losing jobs, homes, farms, and retirement funds, and many middle class families are being thrown into poverty as fuel, food, housing, medical care and education costs soar,” Davis said. For more information, visit www.LeslieDavis.org
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 03:31 pm
The Capitol does not have enough Civil War art. And I would correct the author. It was really theRead More War against Northern Aggression, as Lincoln and the northerners started the war against the South, who were correct in standing up to the North for states' rights.
Dan Peterson January 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
It has been fine for a hundred years. In fact very fine. Leave it that way.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison / Patch file photo
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 06:41 pm
The LBJ so-called Great Society was a great failure in the opinion of most people. All of theRead More social programs and so-called "advances" of 1964 and 1965 were failures, and many were promoted by MLK. Most Americans would like to "turn back the clock" to the American society we had in the 1950s, where the family unit was intact (both black and white), where the streets were safe, and the "Ozzie and Harriet" family did in fact exist for most Americans.
Mike B. January 23, 2014 at 11:57 am
The previous poster's (Mr. Paddock) comment can be summarized in one word... a centrally-plannedRead More economy, determined by social engineers and hack community activists such as Ellison and the person occupying the White House.
Mike B. January 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Mr. Paddock, sorry to hear that you have given up, and are unable to defend the sorry record ofRead More liberals and socialists. Liberalism is indeed impossible to defend.
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SomeGuy January 17, 2014 at 09:30 am
By that logic, the state should not regulate youth and alcohol or prescription drugs. KnownRead More health risks associated with overuse - regulation makes sense for minors.
Brandi Stillings January 17, 2014 at 10:01 am
No the state, or government should not have to limit a person's right to do anything. Tanning is theRead More least of our worries. I hate to go on a rant, but look at everything else they can control. It's becoming a dictatorship rather than a democracy. Now, they are drug testing random public school students, demanding we pay outrageous prices for prescriptions, tanning isn't the issue here. Taking away our right to do what we can is wrong. Although, it is unhealthy and teens should know better by now, the most we can do is educate them not demand change.
Tank Murdoch January 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Hey kids can get stoned legally in some States, why not take a tan too
Tom Lenz January 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
Nothing to see here folks: Just more anti-speech, anti-Christian fascism by the Minneapolis LGBTRead More Mafia that maintains a tight chokehold on DFL politics.
Sandra Andersen January 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
Things change. Society is more enlighted now. They used to try to "cure" homosexualityRead More with electric shock treatments. I certainly disagree that to love and accept homosexuals is anti-Christian facism. It is what Jesus taught. Love your neighbor as yourself.
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Mike B. January 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm
There are exceptions, such as Margaret Thatcher or Jeanne Kirkpatrick, but for positions of thisRead More stature... the chairman of the Federal Reserve... only men should be considered. Women continue to be well-suited to positions in teaching, nursing, residential design, fashion, etc., but positions requiring decisions on major economic matters should be reserved for men.
An artist's rendering of the proposed Project for Pride in Living affordable housing building.
Eric Anondson December 16, 2013 at 08:50 pm
The social engineering policy of concentrating poverty has been an unmitigated and proven failedRead More nightmare. Just look at the crucible of crime inflicted on the innocent doomed to live there. Children are surrounded by little but a culture accepting mediocrity and ashamed of skilled success, a culture resenting the talented. No, concentrating poverty has been one of this country's worst social policy mistakes in a century of social engineering. Social conservatives should not be too fond of this social engineering tragedy.
Mike B. December 17, 2013 at 01:16 pm
If the children are surrounding by a "culture accepting mediocrity" it is up to the peopleRead More living in those areas to correct the problem. Personal responsibility kicks in. That's the difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives believe in personal responsibility. Liberals simply do not.
Eric Anondson December 17, 2013 at 08:52 pm
So much for "teach a man to fish", your philosophy is watch the drowning man save himselfRead More from a very great distance. How responsible.