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Legislature still has inequities to fix

July 6, 2013

To the editor: In the last legislative session the DFL took over majorities in the House and Senate; combined with a DFL governor they set to work to repair the damage done to the state in the last......

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Zorromcgee

Jul-12-13 9:20 AM

MT-Thank you! But I was not aware that debates were about thoughts and beliefs but about facts. I can see where you would be confused. You statement about hitting a brick wall obviously refers to you coming up against facts. And I do not critisize your thoughts or beliefs(altho it is tempting) I confront and point out your lies and hypocrisy and you lack of character. I can imagaine your frusteration having to run into facts that do not fit your very narrow world view. Not responding to me is a gift to me-not posting at all would be a gift to everyone!

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Fischer

Jul-11-13 7:22 PM

Jack Handy is great!

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MichaelT

Jul-11-13 5:37 PM

ZM: So let me get this straight -- You have no intention to tell anyone what you think or believe about anything. Your only purpose in commenting on this board is to criticize the thoughts and beliefs of others. Sounds like a good approach if one is incapable of defending his position. Of course, for anyone who is on the other side of any debate, it's like talking to a brick wall. Since one of the basic prerequisites of honest debate is that both sides openly express their thoughts and feelings, my future response to any of your comments will be no response.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 3:57 PM

Thank you for your deep thoughts, Jack Handey. As for me, I believe, well, I believe that I will have another beer.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 3:50 PM

Puke-true it was barney and gomer or Jim and Don-And one of the good things about this nation is we are free to think what we want and do not have to explain or justify our beliefs to anyone. My ideology is my own-If I want your opinion on it I will ask you for it. From your seemingly deep interest in my ideology you either want to be educated or you want to go back to the days of mccarthyism. Thanks for your interest tho.....

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 3:31 PM

Darn!!!!!! You beat me to the 100th post. I knew that brevity was the sole of wit, and I blew it with the 3 paragraph thing.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 3:30 PM

I just had to do the cowbell thing so I could be the 100th post on this topic (or off this topic whichever way you see it).

Actually Zorro, your analogies are as confused as your ideology. Don Knotts was the actor's name, while Gomer was a character.

Why don't you try telling us what you believe instead of telling us where you believe others are in error.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 3:27 PM

Puke-wow-2 good posts in a row-one reasoned and one funny movie reference.-

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 3:25 PM

More cowbell!

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 2:39 PM

MT-thank you for again proving me right-because of course if anyone but you quotes the bible it is abuse. I simply quoted the bible and other biblical scholars-and you call it abuse-the weight of your ego must be a burden to you but I am sure more so to those around you. And rest assured, every time I see Don Knotts running after Gomer screaming "citizens arrest! citizens arrest!" I will think of you and smile. I neither care about nor want your opinion. You made accusations about me and refused to back them up with facts. Once again giving all readers a clear look at the type of man you are.

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MichaelT

Jul-11-13 12:52 PM

ZM: You want to abuse several sections of the Bible to support an idea that conflicts with the Bible, but you know that there's someone out there who actually knows what the Bible really teaches. How do you solve this problem? By preempting his response and loudly telling everyone (all three who are reading this string) that so-and-so (the one who knows about the Bible) is about to start ranting, so don't listen to him. Your whole approach tells the truth, namely, that you are not the least bit interested in what the Bible itself says. All you are interested in is abusing the Bible for your own purposes.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 11:51 AM

I don't have to go into law enforcement. The businesses I own and control do not hire illegals and do not pay people illegally. I AM doing my part. And, the employees share in the wealth and prosperity of the businesses after the financial integrity of those businesses are secure, which ensures the longevity of their employment.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 11:40 AM

And to all just a warning-since I quoted the bible-I fully expect MT to come running in full Barney Fife mode screaming "thats not what it means, thats not what it means". Because as we all know there is only one final authority on what any bible passage means ,the almighty MT

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 11:37 AM

Puke, then do something-for god's sake stop whinning! Want laws enforced then go into law enforcement. A life spent complaining is not worth much-go do something.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 11:20 AM

There are immigration and employment laws on the books that are being broken and ignored every minute of every day, with little or no response from law enforcement. The folly is in believing that if we pass a new set of laws, they will be followed.

Zorro, I apologize. I was wrong. It seems that you have spent a great deal of time exploring, researching and developing your ideology.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 11:10 AM

Puke-it is funny you would choose that phrase-you are aware that it did not originate with marx,"Some scholars trace the origin of the phrase to the New Testament. In Acts of the Apostles the lifestyle of the community of believers in Jerusalem is described as communal (without individual possession), and uses the phrase "distribution was made unto every man according as he had need": Matthew 25:14-30: And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his ability. And he went abroad at once. Acts 4:32: All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." No comment,just kind of interesting.

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mnsotn

Jul-11-13 10:59 AM

Gee, you wonder why we have so many immigrants. Gave you asked the packing plants and other companies looking to exploit cheap labor. If it weren't for these companies and the people paying cash under the table, this wouldn't be an issue.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 10:44 AM

LOL. This is way too much fun.

Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Zorro: DOH!

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 10:24 AM

Puke-your assumptions simply show the delusional nature of your thought process. And I am sure you go through a great deal of hand lotion.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 10:23 AM

MT-Once again you show that you are a hypocrite-you accuse me of marxism and yet are unable to provide a single quote thats supports that depite repeated requests. Then you accuse me of not answering a question honestly. This is not the first time I have provided proof of your hypocrisy. I will answer your question if you answer mine-Are you a hypocrite or a liar? You can be one or the other or both, but you cannot be neither-that has been proven.

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MichaelT

Jul-11-13 10:14 AM

What a dilemma for ZM! He can't answer the question honestly without proving my point. Saying you operate business says nothing about how you feel about the relationship between ownership and labor. You still have not been open and forthright on that subject, which lies at the root of the capitalist vs Marxist issue.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 9:40 AM

Zorro, you mentioning that you have a small business of your own reminds me that I am running low on Skin So Soft. Can you hook me up? I love that stuff.

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Zorromcgee

Jul-11-13 9:18 AM

MT_you said "Everything you have said thus far seems to point in the direction of your being a Marxist." Statistically impossible, but please, I have asked before -provide specifics. And am I a capitalist? Well since I have worked in business or retail since 1972, and have a small business of my own, I guess that would be yes. Now, MT, you have tried to label me a marxist more than once. I have challenged you each time to provide proof. Your drive to label people so you can then decide what their beliefs are based on your own warped views is sad and pathetic. You did it with athiests and now are trying to do it with marxists. You do not get to decide what anyone else thinks. And we have a nation where people are free to think what they want,even marxists and athiests.

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Reason2Puke

Jul-11-13 7:52 AM

Norway is a country with a population similar to that of Minnesota. They also have very strict immigration controls, which keeps the takers in their socialist system in check. We have 315 million legal citizens and upwards of 20 million squatters living in the United States. Generous social programs and porous borders don't work and play well with each other.

If we would get back to the simple concept of "local government first, smaller government always" most of our problems would resolve themselves. More government centralized in Washington is the problem, not the solution.

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MichaelT

Jul-10-13 10:12 PM

@zorromcgee said:

"MT-your worship of the rich and the greed that drives them makes you unable to hold any companies accountable."

2 responses: First, "worship"? Really? Just because I value the contribution that successful entrepreneurs make to our society does not mean that I see them as paragons of virtue. I see all their flaws, just as you do. But I see their greed and ambition as serving a useful purpose in raising everyone's standard of living. If you like, I'll explain how that is so.

Second, you say that I am "unable to hold any companies accountable." Exactly what are you suggesting we should do to hold them accountable? Can you give any specifics?

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