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St. Paul, MN

Gay Marriage - St. Paul, MN

Oppose: government should not be in the business of recognizing social contracts between two parties. If they turn their social contract into an actual business contract, it's fine.  (May 11, 2011 | post #103)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

"Because cars are God's will. Preferably, if there is only one person per car. Public transit causes crime. How else would criminals be able to get around to do more crime?" Yeah, those buses with security cameras and pre-planned routes make for GREAT getaway vehicles!  (May 11, 2011 | post #120)

St. Paul, MN

Spooked St. Paul police horse crashes into cafe at Univer...

You seem to hit a nerve with the savages. You had a thoughtful, informed and logical response and look how they judged your comment.  (May 6, 2011 | post #51)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

>Get rid of the buses and traffic will flow better, Got any proof for that statement? So far, the math works against you. Drivers not using POVs=less traffic. If anything, larger POVs and lax driving instruction=worse traffic since drivers with a lower reaction time and larger vehicles would cause more accidents and near misses just due to their size and ignorance of basic traffic law. >crime will go down, Criminals would merely put their money together, follow the sprawl, buy a vehicle and hit the suburbs, which would then become softer crime targets. Happens all the time in Mobile. >and the taxpayers will save a ton of money. Yeah, and the inflation that would ensue from a lack of unskilled workers in a locality. You're either going to have to pay 6 dollars on a McDonald's cheeseburger or you would have to drive to either downtowns to do something as simple as make groceries. That's because many stores have a very slim profit margin and they depend on low waged workers to eek out a profit. Operating a business is not cheap and often times, you're in the red. No cheap workers=no profit margin=you have to go to where the cheap workers are to get goods or services because nobody wants to open a business where their profit margins would be low. Basic economics.  (May 6, 2011 | post #115)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

Wooah, slow down, pilgrim. It's called a "Speed limit", not "suggested speed" Which means if you travel at anything over that speed, you lower your reaction time in traffic.  (May 4, 2011 | post #106)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

"Don't confuse them with facts. The Real Whatever wrote: According to other news outlets, the truck ran the red light." A giant pickup truck ran a red light and collide? Stop the presses!! Make this the lead story on the national news! A Minnesota driver in an SUV/truck disregards everybody but himself while driving!  (May 4, 2011 | post #43)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

"Driving is a right not a priviledge and unfortunately the DMV will hand out a DL to anyone that fill out a form. Believe me, I wish otherwise. " Wrong. Driving is not a right, freedom of transport is a right. You have the freedom to use any sort of method needed to transport yourself from one part of the country to the other. It just happens that wheeled vehicles are the most popular way and the government decided it was in its best national interests to regulate a system of public roads that is popular amongst wheeled vehicles. You don't get issued licenses for "rights" . You don't get a license to worship, a license for free speech or a license to own a gun in hour own house. You do however, have to get licenses for proper operation of those items/concepts once the public is involved. Which is why we also have car licenses.  (May 4, 2011 | post #41)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

The point of public transit isn't to make a profit, but rather provide businesses all over a metro area access to inexpensive workers. Think about it this way: Would you as a businessperson be willing to pay one of your fry cooks or grunts 14$ an hour to do gruntwork? Reality is, you can't afford to pay 7.25 bucks an hour to a grunt when he has insurance and car payments, so you're going to have to raise wages, lower quality or hire illegal aliens or a combination of all 3, which would result in you alienating your customer base in one way or the other. Paying an extra 10$ in taxes a month or so for public transport drives down wages and lowers local inflation because sometimes, it actually costs workers more money to go to work than it does to stay home and do nothing and collect welfare.  (May 4, 2011 | post #35)

St. Paul, MN

Advice:

I saw a nice, inexpensive house in the Cherokee-Riverside area of Saint Paul I'm looking to buy. I was wondering what's the area like. Are there any grocery stores you can access without having to drive your car? Are there any parks or MTB trails nearby or would I have to hop in a car and ride there? I'm familiar with Como Park's downhill ski and snowboard area. I'm an avid snowboarder and if I move down here, I plan on going there at least a few times this winter. I know about STP's lack of nightlife compared to MPLS, but I hear lowertown's starting to get a good nightlife. How's the nightlife in Lowertown? Crime rate isn't important to me. I have a few equalizers of my own that I can deploy when needed >:D. Plus, I grew up in the Phillips Neighborhood of MPLS so I'm used to crime. Is the crime rate lower or higher than the Phillips neighborhood crime rate, in your opinion? Anyway, tell me more about the Cherokee-Riverside area of STP. I go there a lot and I love the architecture and the history but I haven't really lived there and gotten a feel of that part of town. No flames or passive aggresiveness. Later!  (May 4, 2011 | post #1)

St. Paul, MN

At least 8 injured when truck, bus collide in downtown St...

That's what you get for living in a city. The economic impact of employers shipping in low cost workers from other parts of the metro to Saint Paul is far more beneficial to the community than your state appointed privilege of operating motor vehicle on public streets. If you don't like it, White Bear Lake has pleanty of houses waiting for you. BTW, I'm a cyclist and a motorcyclist and this is the same reaction I have to those land yachts people call vehicles doing the same on local roads driving the same way. I'm glad to see karma's coming to these MN landyachters.  (May 4, 2011 | post #12)

Jehovah's Witness

Hey MadJW and Howlin Mad Murdock ...

That's right, you can't answer the question. All you really do on this and other messageboards is try to make XJWs feel ashamed about leaving their former church instead of accepting the fact that your religion might have a few things that are wrong with it.  (Jan 12, 2011 | post #4)

Jehovah's Witness

Hey MadJW and Howlin Mad Murdock ...

You've been avoiding me on Facebook ever since I asked you what makes your religion so unique amongst all the other christian faiths, that you could mock every other faith's core tenents without you being a hypocrite. The world waits.  (Jan 12, 2011 | post #3)

Jehovah's Witness

Hey MadJW and Howlin Mad Murdock ...

Please answer the question!!!!  (Jan 12, 2011 | post #1)

St. Paul, MN

How the Next Ford Ranger Could Come to the U.S.

Testosterone filled hicks couldn't bare to try to see themselves in a "girls truck", that's why the sales of Rangers have declined.  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #3)

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