The usual teenage disagreement with parents.– When “usual” means teen with shotgun.
We think that solar energy has a lot of promise, but we think that promise is in...– It would be nice if Xcel figured out a way to provide more clean power options even if the cost was higher. Looking at how many people are willing to pay a premium for higher quality food, it seems likely that there’s also a market for higher quality power. Not everyone has a property where...
There were over 168,000 stop-and-frisks of black... →
One thing that I found amazing is that people are more fond of eating, and so...– Minnesota from the perspective of a Pakistani reporter who recently shadowed a Pioneer Press reporter for 3 weeks.
It is Zimmer’s policy that no employee or interviewee will ever undergo a...– George Zimmer, founder, Men’s Wearhouse (via thepolitics)
Minnesota has a second class education system that charges students to play...– Subsidizing sedentary behavior.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and religious conservatives had...– Good thing churches are exempt in the anti-bullying bill. What could cramp a school’s religious freedom more than the inability to bully children?
Twin Cities Daily Planet: University of Minnesota... →
tcdailyplanet: University of Minnesota athletics spending has favored men over women in areas that show a lack of dedication to Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education. The review uncovered several indications that the department goes against the spirit of Title IX: The… Lots of disparities here.
SCOTT SHAFFER: Terrible Star Tribune comment of... →
Here is the mistake. The DOT had purchased right-of-way through northeast Minneapolis and highway 35 would have extended directly to 94 westbound. But, But, a group of community activists convinced the DOT that the city didn’t need that capacity and had them run all the traffic south of… With the exception of that Strib commenter, it would be hard to find someone who could look at the...
I think the sacrifice would be worth it,” he said. “Now, I would hope that I...– Kluwe on the potential consequences of being on the right side of civil rights history.
If media covered America the way we cover foreign... →
emm-in-sem: What is would look like if we used American media’s shoddy analysis of foreign cultures and used them on US events: DATELINE APRIL 21, 2013 IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Yet another massacre has occurred in the historically war-torn region of the Southern United States – and so soon after the religious festival of Easter. Brian McConkey, 27, a Christian...
Video: Bad Weather Is Keeping Rooftop Patios At... →
The Big 4’s latest installment of their it’s too hot, too cold, too rainy, it’s hailing out, “is that lightning?”, Meg Tuthill, too many stairs, it’s windy, raptors, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” patio reporting series.
In effect, what Democrats said Friday was that in any case where the political...– Ezra Klein, per Ta-Nehisi Coates (via politicalprof)
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Now you’re outside the car, standing on a great asphalt platter. This is not a...– Good tips on how to walk across a parking lot. Turns out that it’s possible to park without waiting if you’re willing to walk just a tad bit further. And, it’s possible to enjoy that walk.
SCOTT SHAFFER: Freedom and burden in the city →
scottdshaffer: We were headed east on I-94 on our way to a flower show in St. Paul when Catherine asked, “Is the car louder than normal right now?” “No, it’s fine,” I would’ve said if I hadn’t been interrupted by a terrible grinding and rattling. I made crazy hands and stammered from the passenger’s seat as… This is awesome. It reminds me of running out of gas while heading east on 94...
The idea advanced by the NRA people is that homicides are basically done by...– Bioethics and gun policy: a Q&A with Steve Miles | MinnPost (via minnpost)
Priceonomics Blog: The Price of Health Care is Too... →
priceonomics: “In 2009, Americans spent $7,960 per person on health care. Our neighbors in Canada spent $4,808. The Germans spent $4,218. The French, $3,978. If we had the per-person costs of any of those countries, America’s deficits would vanish.” The above quote comes from Ezra Klein at The… Incredible charts showing how ridiculous medical charges are in the USA. We should travel...
I asked what a teacher’s salary was. $100 per month. So I went to an ATM and...– mind blown Neil Fraser: News: CS in VN (via fred-wilson) Read this. All of this.
SF cabs were atrocious because there are too few medallions. (Turns out the...– #truth Christina Cacioppo : SF things (via fred-wilson) Another great nugget from that piece: “What, we’re all okay with gypsy cabs now that they come from an app?” one irrate yellow-cab driver asked. And the answer, basically, is yes: cars from an app come with drivers with background...