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Duluth officials vote on synthetic marijuana ban

It goes under many names, but K2 is the most popular. http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Synthet ic_cannabis I've never tried it, and I quit smoking pot about 20 years ago. But, if for some reason I were to start smoking again, I think I'd stick with the all natural stuff. The synthetic kind probably turns you into a zombie, or worse, a Vampire from Twilight.  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #5)

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Eagan police: Fence leads to shotgun confrontation

The 2nd amendment says he may own a gun. It doesn't say he has the right to carry it. (reading comprehension, it't a valuable skill) It also doesn't say he has the right to threaten people with it. And, grow up and stop blaming Bush for everything. The simple fact is, every time the question of gun ownership rights have been brought before the supreme court, the 2nd amendment has won. Since 1787. Even supreme court justices appointed by democrats have agreed that US citizens have a right to own firearms. (within certain limits. no machine guns, etc.) Bush isn't that old. But, your lack of creativity is. Oh. but thats right. Liberals never break the law.  (Jul 14, 2010 | post #23)

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India's ambassador to US coming to Minnesota

I'd like to see Indian companies outsource help desk jobs to Minnesota, so when Indians call for tech support, they have to deal with the Minnesota accent.  (Apr 26, 2010 | post #2)

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Pawlenty receives extremist letter

For someone who says America needs to end the aggression, you sure are being aggressive. Maybe you should lead by example. Not only are you spewing hate, you are also showing racist overtones. I certainly hope you aren't counting yourself in the group of "honest, God fearing people", because if you are, you really need to rethink your religion. Your language isn't that of a Christian. It's the language of a radical terrorist. You speak out for murder, against an entire race based on their religion and advocate violence.  (Apr 7, 2010 | post #141)

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Pawlenty receives extremist letter

I think the best part of their website is their seal. It shows Moses, about to strike down the calf worshipers with a tablet of the ten commandments, and states, "This seal conveys immunity from public scrutiny, discretion, regulation or trespass." So, they think by showing Moses, they are immune from the publics judgement, don't need to be discreet with their threats, don't answer to government regulations like every real American, and no one they don't like can see their site. Groups like this are what happen when Republicans and Democrats refuse to work together. I suggest everyone go read history. Ancient Greece, Rome, Assyria, Sumeria, Byzantium,and the list goes on and on. All these failed civilizations share one thing in common. They all fell when their political leaders stopped working together, allowing fringe groups to gain acceptability, which undermines the effectiveness of the ruling government, causing it to collapse. And the collapse comes either internally, or from an external source taking advantage of the discord. We can learn from history, or we can repeat it. If we continue the way we are going, America as we know it will be gone within 100 years. America will be broken up, or heavily influenced by another nation.  (Apr 2, 2010 | post #14)

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St. Paul man charged with beating up quadruple amputee; s...

Takes a tough man to beat up a quadriplegic. But, I guess thats what happens when you block Sponge Bob Square Pants.  (Mar 26, 2010 | post #26)

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Colts look to make smooth O-coordinator transition

I have a feeling my thoughts aren't to far from yours on this subject. What you describe as conservative beliefs, are actually the core beliefs of the republican party. I said the conservatives are becoming radical, because, in my opinion, the ultra conservative wing of the republican party is becoming more radical. I firmly believe in the republican values, and continue to consider myself a republican. I have voted republican in every election since 1988. But, the so called "neo-cons " are driving a wedge in the republican party, and moving away from the core beliefs. And that will hurt us.  (Mar 23, 2010 | post #23)

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Colts look to make smooth O-coordinator transition

I think it's a little bit of the conservatives being bad sports, and a little bit of the republicans angry at being left out of the process. You'll notice I listed conservatives and republicans differently. Because, the conservative movement of the republican party is moving away from the core republican values and becoming more radical and polarizing. While the seeming arrogance shown by the democrats in shoving this bill down our throats will end up costing them, so too will the conservatives rhetoric end up costing them. I don't like this bill. Not because I'm opposed to health care for everyone, but because this is a bad bill. If the government is going to require everyone to have insurance or risk penalties, then the government needs to provide it. They are looking to cut insurers profits. Fine. But, how will that affect you? With worse coverage, of course. The democrats themselves have said this is not a perfect bill. Some have called it seriously flawed. But, instead of working with people, and listening to what the public wants, the shove a bad bill down our throats. Don't get me wrong. The conservatives have done all they can to ruin the bills chances of being good. What we need to do is, vote EVERYONE out of Washington, and start over. With real people. Not politicians. We need people that know what it's like to live in the real world. The world the rest of America lives in. And, everyone who supports this bill and thinks it's so great: If it's such a great health care bill, why did the house and senate BOTH include language that exempts them from it? Well, what can we expect from people who are in charge of deciding their own raises every year. *note* This post isn't pro one side anti the other. It's anti both sides. No one showed proper behavior in getting this bill passed. No one.  (Mar 23, 2010 | post #9)

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Bachmann has plan to get St. Croix bridge project moving

While I agree that the Stillwater bridge needs to be replaced, this is not how it should be done. One again, she forgot to take her meds, and the crazy is showing again.  (Mar 15, 2010 | post #26)

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Judge stops new St. Croix River bridge

Hmm.....a new bridge that will "disrupt " some scenery, or make people drive 40 miles out of there way. Which one has a worse impact on the environment?  (Mar 11, 2010 | post #20)

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Liberal radio talker Ed Schultz: Rip out Dick Cheney's heart

Wow. I mean, just....wow. There is so much falsehood in your statement I don't even know where to begin. Which fight are you talking about, first off? The revolutionary war, or the war of 1812? Either way, neither had anything to do with Americas resources, and both were started by Americans. (well, technically, the founding fathers were British citizens until the declared independence,) The Brits fought the revolutionary was to keep the empire together. About the only resource they received from us at the time that they couldn't get elsewhere was tobacco. In fact, the crowns larges money maker was selling slaves to us. The war of 1812 was started by America to try and force fair trade with England. Read some REAL history instead of believing everything you hear from your radio idols. Because, they spout opinions. I spout facts that you can go check for yourself.  (Mar 11, 2010 | post #392)

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Liberal radio talker Ed Schultz: Rip out Dick Cheney's heart

No. The comment was, "for the last 200 years, Americans have enjoyed the highest standard of living". And, that is just not true. 200 years ago, America was struggling to become the great nation it is today. 200 years ago, Europe had a higher standard of living that America. It's only in the last 50-75 years America has pulled ahead of Europe as being the higher standard of living. This isn't opinion. This is historical fact. You also say, "we as Americans..." . That implies you are including all Americans in your statement. If you are going to make such a broad statement, then you can not object when I actually include, all Americans. Like it or not, slaves were American, too. By saying "we Americans" you included the slaves, not me. While it is true that people the world over would risk their lives to come live here, that is no guarantee they will enjoy a life that meets up to your standards, no matter which standard you use to judge them by. The only problem I have with people coming to America, are the one who come here illegally, or come with the express purpose to cause harm to Americans. America is a land of immigrants. Even native Americans were immigrants at one time. They were just the first immigrants to get here. Immigration isn't a problem. Illegal immigration is. And, I feel no guilt what so ever about illegals who get deported. Whats the saying parents use? "While in my house, you obey my rules!" Now,if everyone could follow that, immigrants and American citizens, America would be a much nicer place to live. Regardless of your political leanings. To sum it all up, my posts aren't about slavery, or immigration, or rich vs. poor. It's about correcting one posters, (not yours, the original neocon I responded to), inaccurate historical assumptions about America. I've been responding to you because you're replies have been the most coherent.  (Mar 9, 2010 | post #358)

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Liberal radio talker Ed Schultz: Rip out Dick Cheney's heart

Well, first, I'm republican. Have been for 30 years. I'm just not a maniacal conservative. Also, if you read the post I was responding to, he mentioned the standards dating back 200 years. The standards you mention go back 50 years. Thats an awful large gap. Are you seriously telling me, you feel that slaves had a better standard of living than everyone else at the time? Or that, for a black man in 1950, he had the same standard of living as a white man? My post isn't socialist or marxist at all. It's the truth about history that people, like you, tend to ignore.  (Mar 9, 2010 | post #346)

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Liberal radio talker Ed Schultz: Rip out Dick Cheney's heart

You say America has had a quality standard of living for the past 200 years. From who's perspective? White, male landowners? Or women who were inferior to men until the suffragette movements, or minorities, who were slaves, and then needed a civil rights movement a hundred years after being freed to gain a semblance of equality? Open your eyes. There is no standard of living in America. Standard of living means everyone receives a bare minimum of quality. I challenge you to find that standard where all sectors of America can agree they have all reached.  (Mar 9, 2010 | post #338)

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Minnesota lawmaker: No more violent hotel porn

Why not just have the state refuse to reimburse for any porn movies charged to the hotel?  (Mar 8, 2010 | post #48)

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