#introductions Hello! Longtime Robbinsdale resident here, I live right across the street from where the Blue Line extension will (supposedly, hopefully, eventually) go in.
I built my own house here, took me three years. I can maybe help with home maintenance-y Qs?
Married a Canadian, have 2 small kids, enjoy handcrafting websites, learning LISP (Racket), & publishing little books.
mnpol Show more
I’ve only read the MPR summary at this point, but so far Walz's ONECare proposal is a massive disappointment. It will do nothing to get people off of employer-provided insurance, and the whole monthly premium/tax credit dance is sure to put people off.
bernie Show more
Got your $27 right here buster. And every month until Nov 2020, unless a younger self-avowed socialist comes along before then.
mspsocial instance troubleshooting Show more
Not seeing profile pics on the web UI?
us politics Show more
Klobuchar/Beto 2020: Tax-advantage savings accounts for immigration legal defense costs
We have a friend who lives in apartments near the Menards in Fridley. She just had back surgery 4–6 months ago She does not own a car; takes the bus to work every day.
The only way for her to get to her bus stop is to walk downhill on the street (there are NO sidewalks) to Central/65. For several days now this street basically been an inclined skating rink.
Today I got up 1.5hrs early and drove her to her work downtown so she wouldn’t end up in the hospital…
Regional natural gas monopoly unprepared for cold snap, 150 homes lose heat in -26ºF weather. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/01/30/xcel-asks-some-customers-to-turn-down-thermostat
When do investigations and fines start? This is criminal negligence at best!
local pol, teacher strike Show more
oh hey this is late but the LA teacher's strike won:
- a mandatory cap on class sizes at every grade level
- hiring full time nurses at every school
- a librarian hired at every middle and high school by next year
- 50% reduction in frequency of standardized test assessments
- a hard cap on number of charter schools
- 6 percent pay raise
this contract was ratified by an overwhelming majority of the union. these changes will benefit not only the teachers, but every student in the city public school system.
uspol:shutdown Show more
Imagine if a month ago Trump, having changed his mind at the last minute to demand wall funding, had said “I’ll sign a bill to keep things running through February without wall money, but we need to beyond that we need a deal for a wall.” He’d have everything he has now, without the pointless massive dent in the economy (and his approval ratings).
mnpol Show more
Yeah that’s what I want, senate GOP. Skip the insurance, just send that $14,000 bill for our next child’s delivery straight to my inbox and let me put it on all my credit cards at 48% interest. Pure libertarian bliss!! cutting out middlemen, that’s a real game changer. Wow
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