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Minnesota GOP plan hits agencies, social services

America is Adrift, I'm not sure where you sit on this issue, but here are a few of MY observations. You talk about the bonding projects, and how it's the rural and suburban people who support them. I believe you are wrong - most of the bonding money goes to urban projects, mostly roads and buildings, and like you say the rural and suburbanites avoid the cities and the associated people and crime. Next, law enforcement. Once again most of this money goes to the cities, not the rural areas, same with fire protection. As far as schools go, more of my state tax money (being a rural resident) goes into the inner city school districts than it does to my local district. I'm not talking about the "extra" school bonds we pay for, just the money the state takes and "redistribute s" around to the school districts. In reality, the biggest costs to the state are Health and Human Services and Education.  (Mar 10, 2011 | post #27)

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City of Minneapolis has stadium talks with Minnesota Vikings

Dave, while your quoting of study after study of "publicly financed stadiums" is commendable, I ask you this: What would happen to Green Bay (and MOST of Wisconsin) if the Packer's stadium was removed and the Packers moved to Los Angeles? Now, I'm not saying the same thing would happen here in Minnesota as would happen in Cheesehead land, but you can bet that within a very few years there would be a MAJOR push to get another pro football team to locate here. If you don't believe it, think North Stars. You could probably find studies that state that "supplying welfare benefits above and beyond those supplied by other states only created a larger welfare state".  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #131)

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City of Minneapolis has stadium talks with Minnesota Vikings

"Why are you stupid enough to be the Wilf clan's wh-o-re to pay for their stadium AND then pay through the nose for (1) tickets,(2) parking,(3) concessions?" Well Truth - you got me wrong, the last Vikings game I went to was against the Green Bay Slackers in the old Met Stadium. I seriously doubt I'll go to another one, even in a new "outdoor " stadium, but that wouldn't matter to you. I have been to SuperCross races, concerts and high school football playoffs in the dome though. You can't seriously think that the state would put any money into a new stadium that could only be used for the Vikings, do you? , If you are "stupid enough" (to use YOUR terminalogy) to think so, why don't you move to LA and watch the Vikings from there. I doubt there is anybody in this state that would care if you did, but there are a lot who would care if the Vikings left.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #90)

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City of Minneapolis has stadium talks with Minnesota Vikings

"A birthday party with 100 attendees hardly justifies a 250 million dollar expenditure" Oh, I agree with you a hundred percent, but if they are willing to pay the price, why would you or I care? If the MFSC doesn't charge (or charge enough), that isn't the Vikings or Wilfs fault is it? By the way, neither the Vikings or Zygi Wilf own the Metrodome, and wouldn't own a new stadium either.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #36)

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City of Minneapolis has stadium talks with Minnesota Vikings

It looks like people didn't want to hear where the taxes come from to pay for stadiums - I suppose they want to continue to feel like they are getting a raw deal on their real estate taxes or income taxes. Sorry, those go to pay for things like schools and welfare.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #25)

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Paying 'their fair share'

What is a "failed satets"? Is that someone who has no clue as to what they speak?  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #67)

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Mideast unrest shocks oil prices

Speculation is right - that is what ALWAYS raises the oil prices.  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #1)

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City of Minneapolis has stadium talks with Minnesota Vikings

"When is enough ENOUGH for these rich pigs and THEIR toys!" While I agree that the owner and the NFL should pay for the majority of the new stadium, especially if it is ONLY used for the Vikings, if a new stadium is used anything like the dome was/is used, the PUBLIC has a duty to contribute too. Here are a few examples: The Metrodome is the only stadium in the world to have hosted all of the following major events: the NFL Super Bowl (1992), Major League Baseball's All-Star game (1985), two MLB World Series (1987, 1991) and two NCAA Division One Men's Final Four Basketball Championships (1992, 2001). The Metrodome is used about 300 days every year. Of those event days, fewer than 100 feature professional or major college sports. Between October and February of each year, the Metrodome hosts touch football leagues. From November through April, 50,000 in-line skaters come indoors and cruise along the Metrodome's concourses. The Metrodome is the only major facility in Minnesota big enough to host major motorsports events. Supercross, Monster Truck and Snowcross events have all sucessfully revved up the Dome. More than a half-million people have seen concerts at the Metrodome - from Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney, Metallica and The Rolling Stones. The Metrodome is well-know for its sporting events, but it has hosted a plethora of non-sports events, trade shows, the Hmong American New Year Celebration, Chisholm All High School Reunion, Police Canine Training, Charitable Fundraisers and private corporate events. The Metrodome employs 2,500-3,000 people each year. "Just a rich pig's playground"?? ?  (Feb 22, 2011 | post #22)

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Packers Package: art bets, Clay Matthews' big hairy deal,...

Hopefully he'll use SOME kind of shampoo - his hair looks greasy ALL the time.  (Jan 27, 2011 | post #7)

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News from around Wisconsin at 6:28 a.m. CST

Now that ED MN doesn't have all the power in the legislature, they are willing to look at other ideas.  (Jan 11, 2011 | post #6)

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Court: TV can't be fined for 'NYPD Blue' nude shot

"Years ago there was NO NUDITY!" and no swearing, and the violence wasn't so graphic, and there wasn't any graphic sexual content, or viagra ads or KY jelly ads ... Now you have the Victoria Secret specials, and ads (hello bombshell!!!). The first CSI episode had a naked corpse on the table - I don't see a problem. The "simulated sex" scenes shown on the soaps are way more risque than a 7 second shot of a woman's cheek.  (Jan 5, 2011 | post #5)

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Sansevere: Free agency and anxiety loom for Vikings' Chad...

He is obviously a smart guy - he doesn't have any worries about money. He will be back. They NEED to sign Rice also.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #13)

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Duluth / Oberstar could get post at U institute

"...just because you don't value higher education." Higher education in what - living on the dole, picking the working American's pocket, how to live off the working class? Certainly not anything that would help this country get back on it's feet...  (Dec 6, 2010 | post #29)

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