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by thrice
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Great Blue Herons Figure It Out
Replies: 0
Views: 2543

Great Blue Herons Figure It Out

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/blogs/124753308.html Despite anxious hand wringing by local tree huggers after a recent tornado destroyed heron nesting areas and hatchlings, the birds seem to have figured things out and are renesting in another undamaged island on the Mississippi and...
by thrice
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Stuart Utgaard Hits Bottom
Replies: 0
Views: 3843

Stuart Utgaard Hits Bottom

The founder of now defunct Sportsman's Warehouse faces criminal charges after an armed dispute with his estranged wife over divorce assets. It appears to be a personal bottom after the total financial ruin of his sporting goods chain, which appeared poised to become a major national player before th...
by thrice
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Transgenders Defend Bar Stabbing Suspect
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Katie Burgess Hits The Oppressors

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/ ... ltercation

Katie Burgess leaves no oppressor unidentified as he or she details the massive racial/sexual/capitalist conspiracy that steamrolls transgender people in the US.
by thrice
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Aging Baby Boomers Change Suburbs
Replies: 0
Views: 2074

Aging Baby Boomers Change Suburbs

Very similar to a local Minnesota story some months ago. No question about it- Boomers have the numbers, and senior citizens have high rates of voting participation. A cultural shift, to be sure.
by thrice
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Snorkler's Worst Nightmare
Replies: 1
Views: 1427

Snorkler's Worst Nightmare

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18372771?s ... ost_viewed

Great Barrier Reef dive boat leaves passenger adrift. If you've ever seen the movie "Open Water", you'll appreciate what a horrible scenario this is.
by thrice
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: College Financial Aid
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

College Financial Aid

Read an article in this weekend's Star Trib about growing resentment for "full boat" financial aid packages for poor kids versus others who have to struggle to pay the tab. After reading it, a thought struck me that clarified why I have a problem with this concept. My middle class kids are totally p...
by thrice
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Transgenders Defend Bar Stabbing Suspect
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Transgenders Defend Bar Stabbing Suspect

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/124612343.html Missing no opportunity to share the spotlight as victims, transgender activists came out in defense of bar stabbing suspect Chrishaun McDonald, who was reportedly bullied and taunted by the deceased Dean Schmitz outside a south Minneapolis ...
by thrice
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Down In The Valley Sues Over Designer Drug Ban
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Down In The Valley Sues Over Designer Drug Ban

Down In The Valley music store and several others have sued the State and prosecutors over legal bans on designer and synthetic drugs.
by thrice
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Swedish Preschool Aims To Eliminate Gender Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Must admit I made an incorrect distinction in my original post. I was also confused on the terminology. I was looking for a term to describe cross dressers who have no interest in a physical transition to the other sex, just like wearing the clothes, as opposed to one who actively wishes to have an ...
by thrice
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Swedish Preschool Aims To Eliminate Gender Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Swedish Preschool Aims To Eliminate Gender Issues

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/26/gender-bias-egalia-preschool_n_884866.html Swedish tax funded preschool wants to eliminate all gender distinctions between male and female, not even referring to their students by "boy" or "girl", and aggressively mainstreaming gay, lesbian, transgender, and ...
by thrice
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Career Crook Stewart Pesheck Charged In Burglaries
Replies: 0
Views: 2738

Career Crook Stewart Pesheck Charged In Burglaries

Stewart Pesheck, who has been repeatedly slapped on the wrist for a number of thefts and burglaries in Minneapolis and the metro, is charged with multiple burglaries in Edina, Minneapolis and elsewhere.
by thrice
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Travis Bourbonnais, Drug Stealing Nurse
Replies: 0
Views: 3172

Travis Bourbonnais, Drug Stealing Nurse

Yet another nurse is charged with stealing patients' medications to feed his own addiction. He was already under super-secret probation after having reported himself as addicted 6 years ago.
by thrice
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Ramsey County Focusing On Career Felons
Replies: 0
Views: 2371

Ramsey County Focusing On Career Felons

Ramsey County prosecutors will be seeking upward sentence departures for career felons, a small percentage of arrestees who cause a disproportionate amount of crime.
by thrice
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Life Link Richard McComb Charged With Tax Evasion
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Life Link Richard McComb Charged With Tax Evasion

Richard McComb, CEO of Lifelink III, a medical transportation company, is charged with tax evasion after failing to file taxes since 2002 and underreporting income in other years.
by thrice
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Social Worker Shannon Riley Charged
Replies: 0
Views: 4389

Social Worker Shannon Riley Charged

Hennepin County social worker Shannon Riley faces charges for having a sexual relationship with a chemical dependency client in her care.
by thrice
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Food Stamp Boom Accompanied By Fraud
Replies: 0
Views: 2504

Food Stamp Boom Accompanied By Fraud

44 million Americans now receive food stamps, and investigation and prosecution of fraud in the program by merchants and recipients is virtually non-existent.
by thrice
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: New York Legalizes Gay Marriage
Replies: 0
Views: 2524

New York Legalizes Gay Marriage

http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_18348228

The New York State Assembly voted to legalize same sex marriage in the state.
by thrice
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Delta Honors Saudi Bans On Jews, Non-Muslim Religion
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

Delta Honors Saudi Bans On Jews, Non-Muslim Religion

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/2 ... 83568.html

Delta Airlines has agreed to honor Saudi requirements that ban Jews from the country and forbids any non-Muslim religious symbols or books to be brought in.
by thrice
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: College Profs Busted Running Online Hooker Ring
Replies: 0
Views: 1925

College Profs Busted Running Online Hooker Ring

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18342233

Two college professors, including the former President of the University of New Mexico, were arrested as part of a 1,400 member online prostitution ring.
by thrice
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Michael Swanson Prison Bound
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

Michael Swanson Prison Bound

Convenience store murderer Michael Swanson has landed one life sentence, and awaits trial to receive another. He laughed and smirked throughout his trial and sentencing. Laugh it up, Little Fella. You're about to be put in a pen with some guys who will find you pretty amusing themselves after the li...
by thrice
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Word of Mouth - Good Ones
Topic: Anoka Hennepin Book Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Anoka Hennepin Book Auction

http://www.startribune.com/local/north/124466594.html

Anoka Hennepin Schools are auctioning off books from school closings.
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Westboro Baptist: Ryan Dunn Went Straight To Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

Westboro Baptist: Ryan Dunn Went Straight To Hell

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/23/2011-06-23_jackass_star_ryan_dunns_funeral_to_be_protested_by_westboro_baptist_church.html Westboro Baptist spokesman says "Jackass" Ryan Dunn is in Hell for deliberately corrupting young people. Just when you want to write these people off as kooks, they...
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Two Ex Con Muslims Charged In Terror Plot
Replies: 0
Views: 2104

Two Ex Con Muslims Charged In Terror Plot

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iP1TNDowEHFiHByOPcRQ4p1uHQ6A?docId=CNG.e4a5c99551e28f7d9fd2b30cb3dcbf78.ef1 Two American ex cons who converted to Islam are charged with plotting a machine gun attack on a military recruiting center in retaliation for US actions against Muslims worl...
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Obama Announces Afghan Drawdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

If you're referring to Katrina, the evidence suggests that the vast majority of the ineptitude there was on the local level, including a refusal from the governor for initial offers of aid and the failure to use ample local resources by the drain bamaged mayor of New Orleans, Nagin- despite several ...
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Courtney Olson Charged With Stealing DVS Cash
Replies: 0
Views: 2546

Courtney Olson Charged With Stealing DVS Cash

Courtney Olson, a former employee of the State DVS office in Golden Valley, is charged with stealing state funds intended to pay for auto registrations and taking bribes from a Spring Lake Park car dealer to doctor documents.
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Ryan Dunn Dead Jackass
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Fellow Jackasses Predicted Dunn Death

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/22/bam-marge ... eath-pool/

Fellow Jackass cast members repeatedly predicted that Ryan Dunn would die in a car crash due to his history of reckless driving behavior.
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Obama Announces Afghan Drawdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Obama Announces Afghan Drawdown

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18333134 President Obama says he will return 30,000 US troops home from Afghanistan next summer. This seems emblematic of how this administration operates. When decisive action is needed, the decisions and actions are put off until they will not impact the reelection eff...
by thrice
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Report: Timberwolves Fire Rambis
Replies: 0
Views: 1882

Report: Timberwolves Fire Rambis

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18331434 Longstanding rumors of T-Wolves coach Kurt Rambis being fired appear to have been true. He has been a disappointment. Unfortunately his personal career history of being a player of limited talent who made up for it with effort and passion didn't translate to the...
by thrice
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Amy Delong Defies Methodist Ban On Gay Clergy
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Pastor Delong Convicted Of Performing Gay Weddings

http://www.startribune.com/local/124380309.html

Methodist church tribunal convicts lesbian pastor of performing gay marriages in defiance of church laws. The Church states its rules are clear. They are.
by thrice
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Kristal Taylor Gets Spanked
Replies: 1
Views: 2551

Kristal Taylor Gets Spanked

Stillwater officials filed criminal charges against Kristal Taylor, who reportedly advertises her services as a dominatrix on the Internet and was reported by her neighbors who observed men coming to her home in a residential neighborhood for short stays. Some say the circumstances suggest they were...
by thrice
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Lawyer John Akwuba Charged With Child Abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 3652

Lawyer John Akwuba Charged With Child Abuse

St Paul lawyer John Akwuba was charged with beating his child in a car, reportedly punching the tot 30 times or more before police were called. He was reportedly legally drunk.
by thrice
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Another Oxy Murder?
Replies: 0
Views: 2326

Another Oxy Murder?

YAPHANK, N.Y. -- Four people killed during a pharmacy store robbery in suburban New York City, including a teenager due to graduate high school this week, were shot at very close range by a dangerous suspect intent on stealing painkillers, a police official said Monday. Suffolk County Police Commiss...
by thrice
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Ryan Dunn Dead Jackass
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Jackass Army Attacks Roger Ebert

http://scoop.today.com/_news/2011/06/21 ... unns-death

Friends and fans of dead Jackass Ryan Dunn are angry at Roger Ebert for pointing out that Dunn's death was alcohol related and preventable.
by thrice
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Ryan Dunn Dead Jackass
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Ryan Dunn Dead Jackass

by thrice
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Damien Burkhalter Family: We Warned Church
Replies: 0
Views: 3163

Damien Burkhalter Family: We Warned Church

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18312602?source=most_viewed The family of Damien Burkhalter, who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl in his Lutheran church congregation, says they warned church officials about his past sexually inappropriate behavior toward minors but wer...
by thrice
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Amy Delong Defies Methodist Ban On Gay Clergy
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Amy Delong Defies Methodist Ban On Gay Clergy

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_18312579

Rev Amy Delong is battling the Methodist church over her status as an ordained actively gay minister and performing gay marriages, both of which are prohibited by that church.
by thrice
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Internet Brings Prostitution To Suburbs
Replies: 0
Views: 2432

Internet Brings Prostitution To Suburbs

Craigslist and other online venues have brought an increase in prostitution to suburban cities, and police are trying to get out in front of it by conducting undercover stings.
by thrice
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: David Hann and the Bishop Chat
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

David Hann and the Bishop Chat

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/displa ... nienstedt/

MN lawmaker David Hann responds to a Catholic bishop's scolding about failure to pass a state budget. Good stuff.
by thrice
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: We Didn't Mean THAT Choice...
Replies: 0
Views: 1934

We Didn't Mean THAT Choice...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... lenews_wsj

The disturbing trend of selectively aborting female fetuses in order to produce sons has some pro-choicers on the defensive.
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: US: Pakistan Repeatedly Warning Terrorists Of Raids
Replies: 0
Views: 2017

US: Pakistan Repeatedly Warning Terrorists Of Raids

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2011/06/19/pakistan_accused_of_tipping_off_more_militants_about_raids/ US officials say Pakistani government officials are warning militant terrorists ahead of raids on their bomb making facilities, giving them plenty of time to escape and leave searche...
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Crooks Use Bargain Pizza Offers To Steal Identity
Replies: 0
Views: 2390

Crooks Use Bargain Pizza Offers To Steal Identity

Orlando area ID thieves are distributing flyers for cheap pizzas to entice victims to call the numbers on them and order up with their credit cards. No pizza arrives, but the crook has your vital credit info.
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: If You Wanna Play Crosswalk Cop...
Replies: 0
Views: 2309

If You Wanna Play Crosswalk Cop...

Pioneer Press: A pedestrian who confronted a driver in a St. Paul crosswalk Thursday fell victim to an assault. The 30-year-old man was crossing Selby Avenue at Lexington Parkway and saw a new crossover vehicle blocking the crosswalk and pedestrian traffic, said officer John Keating, St. Paul police...
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Chaska Teacher Arrested For Grabbing Student's Arm
Replies: 0
Views: 2496

Chaska Teacher Arrested For Grabbing Student's Arm

A Chaska middle school teacher was arrested and cited for grabbing a disruptive student's arm and allegedly leaving bruises. The student acknowledges having been disciplined and reprimanded numerous times in the class during the school year.
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Hopefully Vikes Won't Fumble Ryan Longwell
Replies: 0
Views: 1837

Hopefully Vikes Won't Fumble Ryan Longwell

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... -any-doors

The status of veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is up in the air, and some observers are hoping that the Vikings don't let the uber reliable foot head on down the road in free agency.
by thrice
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Mass Transit, Love-Hate
Replies: 9
Views: 4296

Or watching one beating off under his blanket, along with the little kids in our train car, as we did at the last Twins game At some point citizens need to take care of business. The guy should have been forcibly ejected at the next stop. Law enforcement and stuff like that is fine and dandy. But y...
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Mass Transit, Love-Hate
Replies: 9
Views: 4296

I follow your logic completely, Prae. In fact, as I pointed out, I was riding the train myself, albiet the North Star Line. Guess my point is that the folks who are promoting this concept where you do office work on your laptop, sip chablis, and write poetry while riding mass transit aren't telling ...
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Ethiopian Muslim Yonathan Melaku Arrested Near Pentagon
Replies: 0
Views: 2364

Ethiopian Muslim Yonathan Melaku Arrested Near Pentagon

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/yonathan-melaku-man-suspected-pentagon-terror-scare-identified/story?id=13867285 Yonathan Melaku, an Ethiopian immigrant and former USMC reservist, was arrested after a car break in spree near the Pentagon in possession of 9mm brass, ammonium nitrate used in explosives,...
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Deshon Marman Saggin' To Jail
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Deshon Marman Saggin' To Jail

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/06/16/sa ... ?hpt=hp_t2

Deshon Marmon finds out that the captain of an airplane is indeed the boss of him.
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Trade Whispers Continue If Twins Go South
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Trade Whispers Continue If Twins Go South

http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_18295320?source=pkg Speculation continues that the Twins could deal some veterans with expiring contracts like Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel or Delmon Young if the team appears to be out of contention this year. They need to really think hard on this. Cuddyer and Ku...
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: College Students: I'm Ok, And Then Some
Replies: 0
Views: 1923

College Students: I'm Ok, And Then Some

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18296356?nclick_check=1

Studies of current college students suggest they have an inflated idea of their intelligence and academic skills, and watered down grading standards in high schools may be part of the reason.
by thrice
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Goshen College Bans National Anthem
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Goshen College Bans National Anthem

(RNS) Goshen College will no longer play The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting events, school leaders announced, reversing last year's decision to allow the use of the national anthem for the first time in the Mennonite college's history. Some Mennonites had criticized the anthem's lyrics as glorifyi...
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Mass Transit, Love-Hate
Replies: 9
Views: 4296

Went to the Twins game today, and since I had about 1.5 hours to kill before my train was scheduled to leave, got to observe the folks waiting for the light rail train heading east/south. They were stacked up 10 across for blocks, and stood in line for an extremely long time waiting to board. This w...
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Mass Transit, Love-Hate
Replies: 9
Views: 4296

Mass Transit, Love-Hate

Q: What's the difference between people standing in line after a Twins game for an hour waiting to get on a light rail train to their cars and people standing in line in old East Berlin waiting an hour to buy soap and toilet paper?

A: They let you smoke in the line in East Berlin.
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Health, Fitness, Beauty ...
Topic: What Not To Wear Looking For Makeover Nominees
Replies: 0
Views: 2542

What Not To Wear Looking For Makeover Nominees

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/st ... 33199.html

The TV program "What Not To Wear" is looking for nominees to perform fashion and style makeovers on among Twin Cities residents.
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: John Jundt Gets Probation For Fencing Ring Operation
Replies: 0
Views: 2788

John Jundt Gets Probation For Fencing Ring Operation

John Jundt was sentenced to probation for buying and selling nearly $50,000 in stolen goods taken from area retailers in organized shoplifting rings.

Absolutely pathetic. At what point do these people who orchestrate commercial style shoplifting actually get to do jail time?
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Riots Engulf Vancouver After Cup Loss
Replies: 0
Views: 1980

Riots Engulf Vancouver After Cup Loss

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/vancouver-riot-photos_n_877936.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%7C70937 Deeply disturbing events. The photos of the crowd show that these are not disenfranchised people using this as an excuse to vent their frustration with social conditions. T...
by thrice
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Twins Draftee Jared Dettmann Gets Prep Honors
Replies: 0
Views: 1495

Twins Draftee Jared Dettmann Gets Prep Honors

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_18283316

Twins draft pick Jared Dettmann, a high school pitcher from Somerset, WI, has been chosen high school player of the year by the Pioneer Press. Dettmann is signed for the U of Connecticut but the Twins hold his signing rights for 3 years.
by thrice
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Socorro Eaton, Devil Mom Of The Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2808

Socorro Eaton, Devil Mom Of The Year

St Paul woman arrested and charged for punching her daughter repeatedly in front of her elementary school class after whipping her with a belt the night before. "When the officer arrested Eaton, she said she didn't understand why because she'd beaten the girl before and hadn't been arrested, the com...
by thrice
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Are Schools Neglecting Males?
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Are Schools Neglecting Males?

http://www.countrymessenger.com/detail/71835.html Studies show significantly lower grades and more disciplinary referrals for males than females. Obviously there is gender discrimination going on, since any time a particular group underperforms another, it is presented as evidence of bias and inadeq...
by thrice
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Police Hunt Dominique Wright For Shooting
Replies: 0
Views: 2324

Police Hunt Dominique Wright For Shooting

Brooklyn Center Police are asking for public help to find Dominique Wright, the main suspect in a shooting that sent a victim to NMMC with multiple gunshot wounds.
by thrice
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gay Boycott of Basilica Block Party
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

Gay Boycott of Basilica Block Party

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/9269 ... iage-issue

Gay marriage advocates are urging a boycott of the Basilica Block Party to protest the Catholic Church's stand against same sex marriage.
by thrice
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Outing Of Male Lesbians Becoming Epidemic?
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

Outing Of Male Lesbians Becoming Epidemic?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blo ... _blog.html

Males posing as female lesbians in media outlets seems to be more popular than thought. Maybe this explains my ambivalent feelings about Rachel Maddow.
by thrice
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Johnny Winter Coming To Famous Daves
Replies: 0
Views: 3182

Johnny Winter Coming To Famous Daves

https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignU ... 28700&Info

Legendary blues guitar ace Johnny Winter is appearing at Famous Dave's Calhoun Square on 7/31. May be one of the best axe men ever.
by thrice
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Dean Schmitz Stabbed To Death At Schooner Bar
Replies: 1
Views: 3297

Witness: Schmitz Killed For Mocking Tranny

A witness says Dean Schmitz was stabbed in a fight after mocking a man in the process of transforming into a female. Interesting to note that Social Security now considers gender confusion to be a disability and sends you a check for it.
by thrice
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Nowitzki: Get Sick On This, LeBron
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Nowitzki: Get Sick On This, LeBron

Long in beard, short on sleep, this is where the NBA Finals had delivered Dirk Nowitzki: Eve of Game 6, one victory from his first championship, slumped into a chair, all elbows and angles jutting out, and, yes, he'd seen the cough-session video of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James making fun of him. "I ...
by thrice
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: CNN: Middle Class Hit Hardest With College Tuition Hikes
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

CNN: Middle Class Hit Hardest With College Tuition Hikes

http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/13/news/ec ... ?hpt=hp_t2

CNN documents the meteoric rise in college tuition over the last 20 years. If I recall correctly, we paid about $13 per credit hour in the early 1980's.
by thrice
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Cops Hunt Nordeast Robber Who Shot At Clerks
Replies: 0
Views: 1765

Cops Hunt Nordeast Robber Who Shot At Clerks

MPD released video of a convenience store robber who fired a handgun at two clerks who weren't complying fast enough with his orders.
by thrice
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Abdikadir Mohamed Convicted Of Sex Assault
Replies: 0
Views: 1469

Abdikadir Mohamed Convicted Of Sex Assault

The 27-year-old passenger testified that Mohamed groped her and refused to let her out of his cab when she rebuffed his sexual advances. According to the woman's testimony, she was sitting in the front seat because it was the only place where Mohamed would let her smoke. She said Mohamed touched her...
by thrice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: DOJ Orders City To Lower Written Exam Standards
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

DOJ Orders City To Lower Written Exam Standards

http://biggovernment.com/tfitton/2011/06/10/racial-quota-scandal-at-obama-justice-department/ The US Department of Justice has ordered the City of Dayton, Ohio to curtail its use of written exams (which they had pre-vetted and approved) because black candidates had performed poorly on them and had s...
by thrice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Kofi Yeboah Charged In 2001 Rape
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Kofi Yeboah Charged In 2001 Rape

A twice convicted rapist was charged with yet another one after cold case DNA testing matched him to the victim. He was out on probation after serving prison time for the two previous rape convictions.

And why hasn't this guy been deported already?
by thrice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Kansas City: 5 Year Old Murders Crying Infant
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

Kansas City: 5 Year Old Murders Crying Infant

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18243107?s ... ost_viewed

Kansas City authorities are seeking the "appropriate solution" for a 5 year old who drowned an 18 month old baby to stop it from crying. Both were under the care of a teenager.
by thrice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: 2 Drug OD Deaths This Week In Washington County
Replies: 0
Views: 1400

2 Drug OD Deaths This Week In Washington County

Pioneer Press: Two people are dead after suspected overdose deaths in less than a week in the Lower St. Croix River Valley. A 58-year-old woman was found dead in the 1300 block of Stagecoach Trail in Afton about 8 p.m. Saturday. She appeared to have injected something, Washington County sheriff's Cm...
by thrice
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Bad Karma: Cops Weary Of Off The Hook Nightclub
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Karma Tells City To Pound Sand: We're Staying Open

Karma nightclub is telling City of Minneapolis regulators that they have no intention of complying with their demand to close for 90 days. Fascinating to see that the co-owner is John Barlow, the former Brooklyn Center cop who always seems to find himself involved in crooked deals and scandals. How ...