Re: [Mpls] Progressive taxes: Income vs Wealth

2005-12-07 Thread Dan McGrath
Carol Becker wrote: We talk about the progressively of taxes based on income because the government has a system of measuring income while it doesn't really have a system measuring wealth. If own say a diamond mine, the government doesn't have a system for valuing that diamond mine to

Re: [Mpls] Progressive taxes: Income vs Wealth

2005-12-07 Thread David Shove
Forbes Magazine reports that Carl Pohlad has $2.8 billion. I'm willing to take that figure. 2.8 billion is 2800 million. I propose the state take 10% of that, or 280 million, every year, until poor Carl is down to 100 million. Then we cut back to $10 million a year, until he is down to 5 million,

[Mpls] Re: My Rep. Ellison Post

2005-12-07 Thread PennBroKeith
I may have inadvertently misinformed with my last post. Poison in the Hood was a phrase I, not Rep. Ellison, created and utilized for the Post Thank you, Keith Reitman NearNorth I had said: Among other efforts, his interest, research, action and activism against environmental racism,

Re: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread ken bradley
Michelle Hill's statement is outline, outrageous, and amazingly inaccurate comparison and conclusion of Representative Ellison as a person and his work. Representative Ellison is a person of great character, who works extremely hard for the public good. We are all lucky to have him serving us

[Mpls] and a thankyou to Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread m1r3201
Keith Ellison was instrumental in getting the State Vagrancy Statute Repealed and funding for an outreach pilot project to persons experiencing long term homelessness ...along with Senator Ranum. He was passionate about helping on the effort to decriminalize homelessness and certainly

Re: [Mpls] Arts Action Needed Now

2005-12-07 Thread Erik Riese
While I was out delivering a major metropolitan daily to parts of the Lynnhurst neighborhood this morning, I heard a story that included a discussion of mortgage rates – I think. The reporter used something he called the Anderson Report, which was a survey of mortgage rates. I often hear

[Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread Michellehill64
REP. PHYLLIS KAHN WROTE: The difference is that Keith has been incredibly effective both in the community and in the Legislature. He almost singlehandedly started EJAM (Environmental Justice Association of MN),bringing together the most incredible collection of diverse activists. He has worked

[Mpls] SW Journal seeks submissions for the annual Thank You issue!

2005-12-07 Thread Robyn Repya
Southwest Journal seeks submissions for the annual Thank You issue! A neighbor who shovels your walk? A butcher who knows your name? A neighborhood group that actively represents your interests? In our annual Thank You issue, coming January 2, your stories will help fill in the faces and

[Mpls] Minneapolis holds Truth in Taxation Hearing

2005-12-07 Thread Todd Heintz
Have a complaint about taxes, then let your voice be heard!! Minneapolis residents and property owners have an opportunity to comment on the 2006 tax level and City budget at the Truth in Taxation hearing on Dec. 12, 2005. The hearing will be held: 5:05 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12,

[Mpls] Study: Metro Smoking Bans Haven't Hurt Sales

2005-12-07 Thread Todd Heintz
AP) St. Paul Despite fears that a patchwork of smoking restrictions would devastate the metro area's bar and restaurant industry, a newspaper analysis shows overall industry sales in the area increased in the second quarter of 2005. In cities and counties with the smoking bans, the St. Paul

Re: [Mpls] Progressive taxes: Income vs Wealth

2005-12-07 Thread Dorothy Titus
Last Sunday, Greg Cavanagh had an opinion piece, Why punish the rich for good choices? in the Star Tribune. I was outraged at the way he ascribed all good attributes to the wealthy and all negative ones to the poor. I wrote the following piece in response, which was not published. It bears

Re: [Mpls] Hiawatha flats and campaign contributions

2005-12-07 Thread David Shove
I suspect most big givers give big because they expect to get back big. Records show they often succeed. Most of the money for higher offices comes in big batches from the richest 1% of the population, and records show they usually get it back at least 100 to 1. Paid for by the official out of our

Re: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread nikkicarlson001
Keith Ellison has probably been defended enough, but I am jumping on an opportunity to agree with Phyllis Kahn, Keith Reitman and Ken Bradley. Here is another thing I like about Rep. Ellison. He is the kind of elected official that is very supportive of other candidates and the party in

RE: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread Mark Ritchie
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 12:06 PM To: mpls@mnforum.org Subject: Re: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison Keith Ellison has probably been

RE: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread Annie Young
And I am one of those people. Keith actually was a host of a Fundraiser for my Park Board campaign and profusely endorsed my candidacy this year regardless of my being in another political party. He has also taken time to attend a couple of Green Party meetings because he was curious about what

Re: [Mpls] Outrageous or ignorant blast at Keith Ellison

2005-12-07 Thread Steve Nelson
REP. PHYLLIS KAHN WROTE: The difference is that Keith has been incredibly effective both in the community and in the Legislature. He almost singlehandedly started EJAM (Environmental Justice Association of MN),bringing together the most incredible collection of diverse activists. He has worked

[Mpls] International Human Rights Day Event at St. Joan of Arc

2005-12-07 Thread David Strand
Members of this list might be interested in this event this Sat. at St. Joan of Arc in recognition of International Human Rights Day. David Strand Loring Park December 10, 2005 - International Human Rights Day Forum / Organizing

[Mpls] Opportunities for Mpls Parent involvement

2005-12-07 Thread Young, Susan
Subject: FW: RE: Parent opportunities Greetings: There are often threads on this list that express concern for the curricula in the Minneapolis Schools, express strong views and opinions on Minneapolis schools staff development, and express concerns regarding special programs. Below

[Mpls] Keith Ellison- a visionary African American leader

2005-12-07 Thread Mohamed Jibrell
Michelle Hill said: ...we elected Keith Ellison and he hasn't done anything for us either. What is the difference? Michelle Hill Cleveland Keith Ellison is a visionary African American leader who has promoted the interest of his constituency and raised the consciousness of African

Re: [Mpls] Hiawatha Flats

2005-12-07 Thread Mark Snyder
On 12/5/05 4:27 PM, David Brauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: While I'm not intimately familiar with Hiawatha's development plan, in general, I support greater density in transportation corridors, though that's not a blank check since the devil is so often in the details. However, my views

Re: [Mpls] Study: Metro Smoking Bans Haven't Hurt Sales

2005-12-07 Thread Dan McGrath
This study was entirely flawed, and biased, however. It lumps Hennepin and Ramsey Counties together, does not distinguish between food and alcohol sales, nor does it distinguish between bar and liquor store sales. Liquor stores have seen an increase in business since the smoking bans went into

Re: [Mpls] Study: Metro Smoking Bans Haven't Hurt Sales

2005-12-07 Thread Andy Driscoll
I find it fascinating that pro-smoking advocates cannot live with investigations that prove them wrong. This tirade has no evidentiary basis whatsoever. The evidence is piled up all over this country that smoking bans have had only one,, negative effect: a temporary drop in liquor sales. For a