A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.
You can hear it now, the Mayor and his minions exclaiming "It CAN Work!!", with some commenting that the guy actually died. "Well, we need to work out the details...".
Did you ever think we'd get to the point where Duluth was discussing how to transfer the unproductive in and housing them in boxes?
Mayor Donny P. Ness and Police Chief Gordo Ramsay get it, but not the one percenter head of the Chamber of Communism, who gets paid more than DFL Duluth's mayor and police chief combined, about $200,000 per year.
Can anyone believe this idiot's comments especially in lieu of the fact that DFL Duluth employers need more housing for middle income workers? Is it Ross's vision to saddle those in the container village with higher taxes and fees as Ross has supported most if not all tax and fee increases on DFL Duluth businesses and home owners.
Attkisson admits she had freedom to go after tough storys on the Bush administration, but the problems started when she started talking about Obama and Fast and Furious.
This is what happens when Big Brother doesn't want YOU...employed.
RACISM!! (Well, that is what the Democrats will say...they do about everything)
But in reality, the students simply want the seats for their graduation populated by their friends and family, not MO's Secret Service, adoring media, entourage, or screaming Mother.
Village idiots Rick Klun and Doug Zaun, husband of DFL Duluth City CLOWNcilor Emily Larson, want to bring more crime and decay to DFL Duluth.
Can Larson even vote for her husband to profit from taxpayer monies?
Rick Klun doesn't even live in DFL Duluth but makes a healthy six figure salary, $130,741(ten containers worth) pushing low income housing in DFL Duluth and we all know well that is working out in the Crackhouse City with its crumbling streets and infrastructure.
“People who don’t play well together,” Klun said of the tenants most likely to end up in converted containers in Duluth, the containers grouped together and fenced in with supervision and services made available. Klun said he envisions up to 20 converted containers in groupings he referred to as “villages.”“Those people deserve a place to live also,” Klun said.
Libtards are all up in arms about Citizens United but this job stopping oligarch's $100 in donations is OK, yeah right...You know like those rich Russian businessmen oligarchs in Russia you always hear about in the mainstream media...Did you read about or hear this story in the news?
Steyer’s super PAC, NextGen Climate Action, has never been shy about backing green-minded lawmakers and candidates. Steyer spent about $8 million during last year’s Virginia governor’s race to boost Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign. And he has said he plans to spend at least $100 million — $50 million from his personal fortune and $50 million from other donors — to make climate change a top-tier issue in this year’s midterm elections.
KEEP VOTING DEM FOR A BLEAKER NO ENERGY AND MINING JOBS FUTURE!!!
“He’s been a longtime problem for us,” Wilson said then. “Basically, this has been an ongoing investigation ever since he got out of prison and went back to his old ways.”
Police said Petruk’s previous convictions included second-degree burglary, theft, tampering with a motor vehicle, fleeing police on foot, providing false information to police, disorderly conduct, possession of a firearm by a felon, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, third-degree assault, three fifth-degree assault convictions and illegal use of a police scanner in a motor vehicle.
The first point to make is that the national debt has grown by far more than the reported deficits during all periods presented. Perhaps Rugaber could have spent a sentence or two telling his readers why that's the case (hint to Chris: look for "off-budget" items) instead of falsely celebrating "improvement in the nation's finances."
The second point is that the best you can say about an entity which continues to run huge instead of gargantuan deficits is that the bleeding has slowed down from a gusher to a steady but still deadly flow.
The idea that there is real "improvement in the nation's finances" is a sick joke — demonstrating again why AP reporters should stick to facts and leave the analysis to others.
In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality.
About that. According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest role in our public events” and “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative.” It is not clear, and neither CUNY nor Krugman was able to explain, what “contribute to the build-up” entails.
It’s certainly not teaching. “You will not be expected to teach or supervise students,” the letter informs Professor Krugman, who replies: “I admit that I had to read it several times to be clear … it’s remarkably generous.” (After his first year, Krugman will be required to host a single seminar.
CUNY, which is publicly funded, pays adjunct professors approximately $3,000 per course. The annual salaries of tenured (but undistinguished) professors, meanwhile, top out at $116,364, according to the most recent salary schedule negotiated by the university system’s faculty union. And those professors are expected to teach and publish. Even David Petraeus, whom CUNY initially offered $150,000, conducted a weekly 3-hour seminar.
Koch Industries has come under a lot of scrutiny lately, largely stemming from left leaning circles. But some people may be interested in learning more about prominent Democrats who have accepted donations from Koch officials. This is drawing in some controversy, since Democrats have spent some time criticizing the influence that Koch Industries has had on politics. A new report is taking an inside look at the different Democrats who have accepted this kind of money in the past.
Nearly 200 University of Minnesota professors and students are protesting Condoleezza Rice's scheduled speech Thursday on growing up in the segregated South, as they target her service in the George W. Bush administration.
Some students even want her arrested, the campus newspaper Minnesota Daily reported Wednesday.
Meanwhile there is no comment from these University of Minnesota professors or students for the atrocities being committed by the Obama administration with drones, and even using drones to target American citizens...Just saying...
A graphic meant to inspire anti-gun sentiment instead raised a lot of laughter and ridicule from gun-owners, as they noticed the image bearing the name and logo of the “Everytown for Gun Safety” Bloomberg funded-group has a pretty ignorant blunder in it.
State income tax: 5.35% - 7.85%
State sales tax: 6.875%
Mean property tax rate as a percentage of mean home value: 1.09%
Property tax ranking: 19
Estate tax: 0.8% - 16%, with $1 million exemption
Inheritance tax: None
The North Star State where ice hockey reigns and moose roam free gives retired residents a chilly reception.
Minnesota imposes a hefty personal income tax, sale tax (though food, clothing and medication is exempt) and property tax. It also taxes retirement income, including Social Security benefits and pensions, and wants a piece of your estate.
The state does offer a break to those 65 and older with household incomes of $60,000 or less, with a property tax deferral program that limits the amount of property tax they pay to 3 percent of total household income.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bond and other debt that make it impossible to pay for adequate city services.
Wisconsin's public employees in unions make 7.8 percent more in salary than their non-union colleagues and 7.9 percent more when benefits are included. This is referred to as a "union premium." Wisconsin's premium is greater than the national average of 6.8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
The average unionized public employee makes $35.43 an hour in wages and benefits, for an annual total compensation of $73,611. A non-unionized public employee makes $32.80 an hour, or $68,224 per year. That is a difference of $5,387 per employee.
Union membership is down but Big Labor bosses’ profits are up. More than 400 labor chiefs pocketed at least $250,000 each last year, even as their collective ranks fell by 400,000 members. They say they are fighting for the working class. Not quite. We did the math…
"The well-known co-owner of popular businesses such as Fitger's Brewhouse and Burrito Union has been at UMD since 1989. However, after months of questions and an investigation - has been let go."
The violations included the following:
• "Violation of the Regent's Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments and the Administrative Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments.""
• "Violations of the Regent's Policy of Nepotism and Personal Relationships and Administrative Policy on Managing Nepotism and Personal relationships."
• "Untruthfulness during and Office of Equal Opportunity investigation."
• "Violation of the Administrative Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources."
• Inappropriate sexual conduct with a UMD student on University premises, and during work hours."
I am writing this to highlight the disconnect the majority of government workers have with those in the private sector. Is it too much to ask that government employees’ benefits be more in line with those in the private sector? Is it possible the attitude of “I’ve got mine” is so prevalent throughout this class of workers that they just don’t care?
Libtards don't get confused with facts. Libtards keep voting DFL for more taxes and fees so their government union buddies can keep living high off the hog AND support fellow Libtard No Jobs Nolan and his gang of anti-mining enviro-radical extremists.
This is why Marx Dayton and the DFL henchmen are gutting middle class incomes more with all of the DFL's 2013 tax increases. Expect the income migration out of Minnesota to gain greater momentum as the DFL desperately attempts to keep all of the government union folk and retirees happy...at the expense of those left behind.
Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.
Excerpted from Zero Hedge: While what little remains of America’s middle class is happy and eager to put in its 9-to-5 each-and-every day, an increasing number of Americans – those record 91.5 million who are no longer part of the labor force – are perfectly happy to benefit from the ever more generous hand outs of the welfare state. Prepare yourself before listening to this… calling on her self-admitted Obamaphone, Texas welfare recipient Lucy, 32, explains why “taxpayers are the fools”…
The DFLX received a new production from an email tipster. Apparently DFL Duluth's 'Clean and Safe' crew do not go behind the Historic Norshor. OccuFAIL Duluth has been known to loiter in the neighborhood at the crumbling but Historic Kozy Bar property.
Long-term trends in academic performance and spending are valuable tools for evaluating past education policies and informing current ones. But such data have been scarce at the state level, where the most important education policy decisions are made. State spending data exist reaching back to the 1960s, but the figures have been scattered across many different publications. State-level academic performance data are either nonexistent prior to 1990 or, as in the case of the SAT, are unrepresentative of statewide student populations.
Many presumed high school graduates I've encountered at a local community college seem incapable of speaking simple English despite twelve years of schooling that culminated in a diploma. Beyond the embarrassing inability to contemplate meaningful thoughts expressed in coherent conversation, these students and many of their contemporaries seem to believe it acceptable to use variations of the F-word as noun, verb, adjective, and adverb.
While wringing their hands over America’s student-loan crisis — a $1-trillion debt bubble resembling the 2008 mortgage meltdown — federal officials ought to look in the mirror. Washington started the mess and enables it to worsen.
The first 477 DFL Duluth public schools administrators and teachers take over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits. Not bad for 8 months of showing up. Click on the title above and see for yourself.
Do you get a $40,000 benefit package and taxpayer backed against losses retirement fund? How about additional pay to cover your medical deductible that can even be carried forward as deferred compensation? DFL Duluth Federation of Teachers members do thanks to their union backed school board members.
Reviewing the public records, DFL Duluth's superintendent appears to have much less education that the other top 25 paid superintendents in MN presented in this link.
DFL Duluth Schools current 'leader' had very little superintendent experience, serving only 2 years and an assistant superintendent. Yet the DFL Duluth union run screwal board is paying the second highest salary in the state of MN.
With screwal board decisions like this, is it any wonder why ISD709 has big money problems?
Still in denial...playing the victim role...denial of responsibly of his second of three DUI’s...bashes media Fox21's Dan Hanger, KBJR's Barbra Reyelts, and DNT's Chris Hamilton...confused rambling...and lots more.
Only the DFL propagandists could put such a pathalogical buffoon in office.
The TV networks seem to have two tracks in covering Democratic scandals: ignore them, or if coverage is unavoidable, ignore the party label of the unethical politician under investigation. Often, Republicans in an ethical probe are blown up into alleged national problems for the GOP.
Most people do not realize the extent to which unions dominate special interest spending on elections. When you talk about special interests, it is hardly worth mentioning any other than unions. This chart, from Open Secrets, shows the fifteen largest contributors to federal campaigns during the period 1989-2012. Ten of the fifteen are unions.
Unions have chosen to turn themselves into an arm of the Democratic Party rather than represent their members.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud.
•765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
•35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
•155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
Bergson got his first OWI after crashing into a bridge near Spooner on Dec. 9, 2005, while he was serving as Duluth’s mayor. Last November, he was found guilty of his second offense by a Sauk County jury and served a 22-day jail sentence earlier this year.
Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court.