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Letter 04.11.07
Wednesday 11 April @ 15:02:00 (Read: 4360)
Letters to the EditorLetter to the Editor

In regard to the war protesters who were arrested, I find it interesting that individuals like Coleman who support the war say things like "we ask that visitors to our office show the same courtesy we strive to show them," while the war is the most uncivil and unlawful thing on the planet. I don't understand why people protesting something so illegal, so barbaric and so violent, must show "courtesy," be civil and not break the law.

Sen. Norm Coleman supports the illegal attacking of a defenseless country and then asks for courtesy from those who oppose his fake war, we must be civilized. Coleman wants us to respect him and his staff, but he doesn't respect the people of Iraq. If Coleman thinks peaceful protesters are not courteous, he should try to imagine how courteous a foreign military would be kicking in his front door.

Frank Erickson

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Letters 03-14-07
Wednesday 14 March @ 14:41:18 (Read: 4630)
Letters to the EditorDialogue on Resistible Rise of Fascism between Richard Weil and Ed Felien

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Letters 02-07-07
Wednesday 07 February @ 15:14:25 (Read: 4416)
Letters to the EditorResponse to Polly Mann

I read the commentary in your Jan. 24 issue by Polly Mann (“Jimmy Carter [and others] face criticism for airing plight of the Palestinians”) but the logic of her argument escapes me.

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Hot ticket inflames guy
Wednesday 13 December @ 21:33:24 (Read: 4586)
Letters to the EditorI read Pulse [11-29] with a mixture of anger and amusement when I came across Lydia Howell’s “Hot Ticket” pick for the sneak preview of Mel Gibson’s new film “Apocalypto.” Since when did Mel Gibson become a darling of leftist publications like Pulse? I thought Mel Gibson and his right-wing views were generally reviled by the Left, but something recently seems to have changed. I’m trying to rack my brain and think of what might have happened in the last few years that was newsworthy about Mel Gibson that might have swung over support to him from the likes of Ms. Howell.

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Letters to the Editor: Zimmer-gate and no quid pro quo
Thursday 28 September @ 11:50:35 (Read: 4615)
Letters to the EditorOh yeah
What is it about the crimes of Dean Zimmermann that turns so many on the far-Left into apologists for greed and corruption? Let’s be clear about this: Zimmermann wasn’t convicted of civil disobedience or anything even remotely idealistic. He was lining his pockets, accepting cash payments in exchange for favorable votes on zoning issues. In addition to being one of the most cynical crimes a public official can engage in, this is totally corrosive of the social fabric, favoring the interests of the wealthy and powerful over the best interests of the community. That’s the bottom line.

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Letters to the Editor: RE: A Gringo Reports from Chile
Thursday 31 August @ 00:19:27 (Read: 4692)
Letters to the EditorVaya Viaje, Gringo!

(Editor’s Note: Last week’s cover story, “A Gringo Reports from Chile,” got a mixed reaction. A few of the online comments follow.)

I enjoyed very much the article. Next time you must travel to the South of Chile, is amazing ... and,

Great article. It has the gonzo energy and iconoclasm of Hunter S. Thompson ...,

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Letters to the Editor: Zimmer-gate; Animal rights threatened
Friday 25 August @ 11:26:40 (Read: 5234)
Letters to the EditorZimmermann is a good man
Let’s be clear—Dean Zimmermann is neither bumbling nor lacking in cerebral accomplishment. So
why did he take a bribe? He didn’t. Why did he do special favors for a local developer? He didn’t. He never promised anything, he never delivered anything, his only “crime”was that he accepted a bigshot’s money—just
like Governor Pawlenty took $50,000 from some accomodating high roller. Remember that? Except Pawlenty is an Establishment toady. He’ll never in a million years be entrapped by that discredited organization known as the FBI. Hang in there, Dean!

Eskit
Minneapolis


Animal protesters targeted
If you care about animals, freedom of speech in this country, or both, please read on.

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Letters to the Editor
Sunday 13 August @ 23:03:04 (Read: 4611)
Letters to the EditorResponsible for dead Iraqis
The U.S. military could blow up the entire country of Iraq and still claim they are not responsible for all the dead civilians, thanks to their “perfect” war excuse: “We regret that civilians are hurt or killed while coalition forces search to rid Iraq of terrorism. Terrorists continue to deliberately place innocent Iraqi women and children in danger by their actions and presence.”

Only during the brainwash time we all call “war” can they get away with this crap. What sick geniuses they are.

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Letter from retired U.S. Senator on the invasion of Lebanon
Wednesday 26 July @ 18:21:15 (Read: 5735)
Letters to the EditorJames Abourezk, the former U.S. Senator from South Dakota sent the following letter to the South Dakota Peace and Justice community:

I have to get this off my chest, as it’s been bugging me for the last couple of weeks.

Israel has virtually destroyed the infrastructure of Lebanon. Instead of confronting Hezbollah directly (which I think they are afraid to do), they’ve instead bombed the civilian areas of Lebanon, hoping the Lebanese and Arabs will turn on Hezbollah. What’s interesting is that the Arab World is becoming more united than ever against what Israel, with American support, is doing to the Lebanese.

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Letters to the Editor: LRT tragedy... A Soldiers Heart...
Thursday 20 July @ 13:16:23 (Read: 5051)
Letters to the EditorBoo-hoo to tedium and terror?
Your article on the Midway LRT line was interesting. You made some good points about the costs, the process, etc. But ...I was very disappointed in your claim that the LRT Hiawatha has killed two (the same claim made by someone on the e-democracy list to support conceal and carry. Nice sound bite but not true. Heart disease killed one, alcohol-impaired judgement killed the other.

And for those dear folks trying finding their experience to be one of “tedium and terror, well, boo-hoo. People who choose to drive will need to plan ahead just as the people (many of them poor) do when they use public transportation.

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Don’t whine–organize
Wednesday 12 July @ 16:16:39 (Read: 5082)
Letters to the EditorTo paraphrase Joe Hill:
Don’t whine–organize

Would the progressive democratic supporters of Keith Ellison please stop complaining about the attacks on him and start working to elect him!


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McLaughlin's responds to Felien's "The Great Train Robbery" LRT story
Thursday 06 July @ 11:48:48 (Read: 4960)
Letters to the EditorWhen they asked the famous bank robber Willie Sutton, “Why do you rob banks?”—he replied without hesitation, ’Cause that’s where the money is.’ ” There’s a lesson there for all of us as the region makes decisions for generations to come about where to build a very needed LRT line between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Letters to the Editor: Green/DFL fusion.. Hobbes is the man!
Wednesday 17 May @ 18:23:20 (Read: 4914)
Letters to the EditorWhere should Greens run?
The progressive community in Minnesota has been fortunate to have two political parties that have run candidates with their values. This “progressive overlap” has led to discussions of how the Green Party can run strategically by avoiding certain races all together. The main theme has been that Greens should not endorse a candidate if there is a progressive DFLer in the race.

This combined Green/DFL strategy discussion was recently highlighted when Green Party member and former St. Paul Green endorsed mayoral candidate Elizabeth Dickenson had an interview published in the Pioneer Press (Tuesday, May 9, 2006 page 4B). The headline read…"Once Green, she’s in DFL camp." The headline was misleading somewhat since Elizabeth is still a Green, but it was accurate that Elizabeth is now working for the Becky Lourey campaign.

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Letters to the Editor: U.S. logic...Russ in '08...Thanks John Marshall
Friday 28 April @ 14:24:59 (Read: 4994)
Letters to the EditorSeriously-flawed approach
The U.S. government shows the flaws in its violent approach in Iraq when it encourages and create ways for Shiites and Sunnis to work together nonviolently.

While the U.S. government is trying to push peace on the Sunnis and Shiites, why don’t they use this peace approach on the “insurgents?” The U.S. says to the Sunnis and Shiites, stop killing each other, you are making it difficult for us to concentrate and focus on killing insurgents.

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Letters to the Editor: American apathy...Jack Baker & the MN News Council
Thursday 13 April @ 13:32:28 (Read: 5139)
Letters to the EditorLes Misérables
Once again the French are out “en masse” to demonstrate, at times violently, against a government law that would require a moderate revision of their long-standing social system. In America, however, people go about their lives with the usual lack of rigeur, complacent and docile, the country having been highjacked by a religious demagogy bent on sending our country back to the Spanish Inquisition or even the Dark Ages.

What is wrong with everyone in this country?!

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Letters to the Editor: Brave New Sky; Wi-Fi or $ci-Fry?; Illicit Tofudog
Wednesday 29 March @ 17:24:29 (Read: 5413)
Letters to the EditorJust look up
I appreciated finding Jaye Beldo's article in the March 8 Pulse, entitled "Brave New Skies: Is the Government trying to control the weather?"

We need more awareness of this issue if only for one reason: the spraying being done by our government may explain some of the "flu-like" illnesses people have had in recent years. After reading the material of researcher Will Thomas (WillThomas.net), I found that a visit I made to a hospital emergency room was most likely the result of this spraying (of aluminum, barium, and other unknown compounds). I had at least eight of the typical symptoms. This experience prompted me to make a short video on the subject, as well as doing a radio show with WCCO host Brad Walton and Will Thomas.

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Letters: Cavlan...Feingold...Pay attention...Willkie...Brave New Skies
Monday 27 March @ 12:44:33 (Read: 6953)
Letters to the EditorResponse to Dayton’s attack on Feingold
I totally support the [Feingold] Resolution, and if I were in Sen. Dayton’s seat, I would stand shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Feingold. I cannot believe the utter cowardice of the leaders of the Democratic Party, especially those in the Senate, who refuse to join Sen. Feingold in his perfectly justified motion for censure of the President by the Senate.

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Glad for no U.S. Civil War
Thursday 09 March @ 15:34:46 (Read: 5452)
Letters to the EditorI was a Marine Infantryman for eight years and am now a member of the Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. I agree with Steve Butcher’s commentary (Pulse, Feb. 1) on Green Party member David Baldwin’s commentary (Pulse, Jan. 19). There is a lot of truth in both commentaries.

There is plenty of partisan politics in the United States today, but America is hardly a battlefield. The farthest one could go using the armed conflict comparison is that America is experiencing a domestic Cold War with all the attendant spying, duplicity and secrecy.

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Letters to the Editor: Cavlan vs. Pulse
Friday 03 March @ 17:35:42 (Read: 6631)
Letters to the EditorCavlan campaign fights back/Ed Felien’s response

As Ed Felien requested at the forum at Mayday Books on Sunday, I am writing you a letter. I was not going to at first because the request was such a put down—an insult. And certainly was not an answer to my question. I had certainly hoped that the publication that many think of as the one that will report news with relative objectivity and fairness would give equal space to all candidates. The Pulse has not lived up to its reputation.

Michael Cavlan was the first of the Senate candidates to demand an immediate withdrawal of military from Iraq and, as of now, is the only credible anti-war campaign. He challenged Rep. Kennedy to institute the articles of impeachment against the President in the U.S. House. He has spoken widely on his experiences as an official observer of the presidential election recount in Ohio. Our democracy is at risk of being completely obliterated by election fraud and he is willing to talk about it and what needs to be done by Congress in order to restore confidence in our electoral system.

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Letters to the Editor: W the Madman; Rollergirls Rebuttal; Winter Soldier
Thursday 23 February @ 15:38:42 (Read: 5687)
Letters to the EditorNeed a 21st Century Boy, er, President
Rabbi Michael Lerner and professor Cornel West and their Network of Spiritual Progressives have my support and so does Nelson-Pallmeyer (Berlowe, 2/15, Nelson-Pallmeyer to challenge Sabo). Bush and his Texas Rangers, along with V.P. Cheney (from my home state of Wyoming) and his posse need to get off their high horses, put down their guns, and quit shouting, “Remember 9/11,” or was that “Remember the Alamo?”

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Letters to the Editor: Rollergirl Rollercoaster
Wednesday 08 February @ 14:20:56 (Read: 8183)
Letters to the EditorNot so fast, Rollergirls
After reading last week’s cover article about the MN Rollergirls derby league, I felt compelled to point out a few things to anyone else who read it, and/or is thinking of attending about or becoming a member.

I’ve been an avid roller skater for 30 years and was enthusiastic about joining the league when it was first starting up. In their propaganda they claimed to be a democratic organization where players had a hand in the decision-making process regarding all aspects of the league. Practice was fun, tough, and I met some fabulous people; some not so.

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Letters to the Editor: More Arts, less smut; Labor rants; Army robbers
Wednesday 01 February @ 13:10:46 (Read: 5372)
Letters to the EditorLove the Arts Calendar

Please keep publishing. Please stay in circulation. I rely on your Arts Calendar. When I first got back to the Twin Cities in September after a 10-year absence I pulled this section from Pulse in the Twin Cities when I found it at the news stand in the lobby of my nearest branch of the St. Paul Public Library. I stashed them in the bottom drawer of my heavy metal office desk here at home for reference.

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Letters to the Editor...Kerry; Trotskyite; Buy local; Starbucks sucks
Wednesday 04 January @ 17:09:46 (Read: 6789)
Letters to the EditorKerry stood for nothing

In regard to your article by Jim Hightower in the Dec. 28 edition, I have to disagree with his reasoning on why the Democrats lost the last two presidential elections.


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Letters to the Editor: Gay marriage; Rockefeller/Halliburton connection
Wednesday 07 December @ 21:15:15 (Read: 6055)
Letters to the EditorWho really supports Federal Marriage Amendment?
Bravo for attending and covering the 6th Congressional District Republican Forum! I also attended the forum and have a few points. I thought your coverage of the candidate’s answers to the two questions about immigration were accurate. Your statement that all the candidates had stated their support for a Federal Marriage Amendment could not have come from that forum.

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Letters to the Editor: Illegal Aliens... Really support the troops
Thursday 13 October @ 04:02:06 (Read: 5563)
Letters to the Editor“Illegal aliens” are law-busting Martians

A few weeks back writer Toki Wright took the time to come and get to know our little upstart Latino poetry group, Palabristas. I personally really appreciate this reaching out to an up-and-coming group.

However, in the article that appeared Sept. 16, 2005, I was quoted as saying the phrase “illegal aliens” and also talked about some nebulous “federal Identification programs.”

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Letters to the Editor: Zimmergate...Katrina
Thursday 22 September @ 01:55:03 (Read: 5831)
Letters to the Editorb>I first encountered Dean Zimmermann during his first run for City Council in 2001, when I attended the candidates’ debate before the primary. I had some knowledge of politics. In fact, in 1985, as a young single mother, I had been elected associate chair of my suburban senate district, which comprised Robbinsdale, Crystal and New Hope. I soon learned I had no stomach for it. The political in-fighting and backroom deals, especially when I was elected state delegate, were painful and in my opinion, counterproductive. While watching Dean debate that day I had a similar feeling to the first time I sat in a meeting circa early 80s and an unusual figure named Paul Wellstone spoke out. I thought Paul was eccentric, somewhat odd for Minnesota, but he made me want to roll up my shirtsleeves and solve a problem. That day in 2001 when Dean spoke I felt the same way.


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Letters to the Editor...Think globally - act locally
Wednesday 31 August @ 04:52:58 (Read: 5800)
Letters to the EditorHurricanes are only the beginning for us if we do not change
As I write these words, a category-5 hurricane is pounding and flooding one of our oldest and most vulnerable cities. Hundreds of thousands of residents are fleeing for their lives. An M.I.T. study just released this month tells us that hurricanes will indeed be more frequent and more intense, thanks to the warming of our planet. All hydro-meteorological
disasters will be more frequent and more intense. Every year will be worse.

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Letters to the Editor: Seeing Green: Mayoral candidates
Wednesday 17 August @ 17:11:36 (Read: 7464)
Letters to the EditorGreen candidates challenging the status quo
How aptly titled, your story on the Green women candidates! They are handily challenging the status quo of white male candidates who collaborate with corporate interests. Instead of politics as usual, Hakeem and Dickinson are putting the common good of their respective cities FIRST.

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Letters to the Editor...Energy Conservation Now; Bush's people
Thursday 11 August @ 04:31:01 (Read: 5368)
Letters to the EditorWe need real energy conservation now

The energy bill, with its leave no oil or coal company behind, is of course, an abomination, but what more can we expect from this oil-friendly administration.
When all nations, and especially the United States, should start at once a serious conservation program to drastically reduce their use of fossil and nuclear fuels, this president gives billions of dollars to the coal, oil and nuclear industries to plunder further and deeper.

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Letters to the Editor: Peak oil; Indy stores; Respect; Dunce; Superpowers
Thursday 14 July @ 03:40:37 (Read: 6055)
Letters to the EditorThanks for thought-provoking articles on Peak Oil issue
I want to discuss an issue that your weekly publication has definitely subscribed to: Peak Oil. Since many of your readers are familiar with it, why not use it as a rally cry to change the lives of its readers? Why not set aside a small portion of the paper to its solutions? What about adding a forum for this subject to your website?

Currently I am deployed to Iraq—for whatever reason people think we are here—well, except for making America freer. Who am I helping out by being here? Our generators, SUVs and Humvees alone use hundreds of gallons a day. The war is a huge drag on our economy.

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Letters to the Editor...Peak oil...Stadium deals...'Missed It' missed it
Wednesday 08 June @ 01:40:53 (Read: 6697)
Letters to the EditorAmerica needs to prepare for post-oil future

Very good interview with [James Howard] Kunstler. You asked all the right questions.

Unfortunately the mainstream media and local policy makers here in the Twin Cities seem hell-bent on hitting the Peak Oil brick wall at warp speed. Read about MnDOT’s plans for highway expansion in yesterday’s [May 25] Strib and in the Skyway News. The Strib has an editorial today endorsing MnDot’s expansion plans.

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Letters to the Editor: Mpls. Parks Inc....True Conservatives
Wednesday 25 May @ 17:10:10 (Read: 6034)
Letters to the EditorEditor’s note: This letter is in response to a previous one, criticizing Elaine Klaassen’s article on the Minneapolis Park Board.

Facts in Park article were accurate and undisputed

I presented numbers in the article that were not disputed by either faction on the issue, those for and those against commercial projects in the parks. The $14 million number you quote may be confusing, since it includes a sizable grant that was not public money. The $6 million bond figure is not in dispute and gives the reader the size of the project. 

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Letters to the Editor - McLaughlin's worth
Wednesday 18 May @ 13:53:02 (Read: 5929)
Letters to the EditorNot even a dime’s worth of difference in mayoral race

I would like to take this opportunity to make a personal observation about the Minneapolis mayor’s race. I know that Commissioner [Peter] McLaughlin talks a good talk, but have found that he can’t even return a phone call.

Furthermore, the good commissioner wants to provide Carl Pohlad with $30 million a year with new tax money and not a single cent to help those of us who cannot afford medical assistance, based on a formula used by the county.

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Letters to the Editor: Massey...Interviews...Wallis...Israel/Palestine
Wednesday 20 April @ 02:31:03 (Read: 6007)
Letters to the EditorThanks to Pulse for letting me know about anti-war Iraq veteran

After listening to Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey speak Saturday night at St. Stephen’s School in Minneapolis, I am further enlightened by the power of the human spirit to revive itself and to change.

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Letters to the Editor: Mpls. Parks Inc., Israel/Palestine, Smoking Ban
Thursday 07 April @ 00:18:12 (Read: 6950)
Letters to the EditorParks article great, but one or two corrections needed

In your great article “Minneapolis Parks, Inc.,” published Wednesday, February 23, I spotted an error and another possible mistake. Would it be possible
to run a correction?

First the error, about which I am certain:

In the ninth paragraph, the article states that the Neiman Athletic Complex “was built with $6 million worth of bonds and made available for rent.”

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Letters to the Editor: What would Palestinians do?; Papers conservative
Wednesday 23 March @ 01:34:08 (Read: 6414)
Letters to the EditorWhat would Palestinians do to Flo Razowsky?

If the tables were reversed and ISM activist Flo Razowsky had instead gone to Gaza to protest against the Palestinians, how would she have been treated by their government?

Four Palestinians currently await execution by the Palestinian Authority for allegedly cooperating with Israel in averting planned Palestinian terror attacks on Israeli civilians. While the Israeli government pleads with the Palestinian government to spare their lives, Flo bourches about room service in an Israeli detention center.

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Letters to the Editor: Never miss it...Norm...Mercury
Wednesday 16 March @ 19:47:55 (Read: 6793)
Letters to the Editor‘In Case You Missed It’ a highlight of my week

I’ve started looking forward every week to the “In Case You Missed It,” and I find it one of the most entertaining and mind-blowing things being published in the Twin Cities.

Every time I read it, my first impulse is to think, “Is this a joke?” and yet it’s not. Frankly, I wouldn’t believe most of it, or would just assume it comes from some wacky Internet conspiracy theorists, except that each article comes with places where you can see it and prove it to yourself.

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Letters to the Editor: Third-World Muckraker..Rapper Matthew D..Hightower
Wednesday 09 March @ 16:57:24 (Read: 6718)
Letters to the EditorArticle on Third-World Muckraker engaging, impressive

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the piece on the Indian journalist, Palagummi Sainath (“Modern-Day Muckraker”).

The piece showed a depth of curiosity that was engaging and impressive.

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Letters to the Editor...Aceh...Kudos to Pulse
Friday 18 February @ 22:18:45 (Read: 5927)
Letters to the EditorTribbett article provides only one side to Indonesian-Aceh conflict

Indeed, the situation of the Acehnese has been most tragic, and they have suffered enormously from Jakarta’s (capital of Indonesia) policy of domination. However, John does serious damage to a tragedy by presenting a one-sided narrative put forth by the independence movement of Aceh.

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Letters to the Editor: Tsunami, 89.3 FM, Facist Republicans
Wednesday 09 February @ 18:03:02 (Read: 5896)
Letters to the EditorThanks for stories of tsunami heroes, new radio station

I’m starting to enjoy reading the Pulse more than your competitor, the City Pages, and the last few cover articles were excellent.

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Letters to the Editor: Violent/Non-violent crime..This is democracy?
Wednesday 02 February @ 17:34:48 (Read: 6133)
Letters to the EditorDon’t punish violent criminals like nonviolent ones

We make a dangerous and costly mistake when we fail to differentiate or separate violent sex offenders from nonviolent sex offenders. There is good reason to be
concerned about violent sex offenders but imprisoning the completely nonviolent sex offender for life or 25 years or more, as our governor proposes, is unnecessary, unconstitutional and outrageous.

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Letters to the Editor: Uranium...Christians...Anti-Semitism...Bio-Fuels
Thursday 27 January @ 14:40:01 (Read: 7282)
Letters to the EditorDepleted uranium will harm our troops as well as Iraqis

My name is Jessica, and I am from St. Paul, Minn. and a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. The only soul mate I have ever known was deployed to Iraq last month and I am reaching out to you and many peace organizations for support, and I am also trying to voice a concern.

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Letters to the Editor: Gay marriage...Whitewater Park...Clean energy
Thursday 20 January @ 12:25:27 (Read: 6694)
Letters to the EditorSetting the record straight on gay marriage history

The story about a recent dismissal of a gay marriage suit in the U.S. District Court contains factual errors.

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Letters to the Editor: Rafting, Roofing, Taxing, Missing
Wednesday 12 January @ 21:06:59 (Read: 6194)
Letters to the EditorKudos to Carey Biron on whitewater story

Mr. Kaller,

I read the article in this week’s Pulse. I thought you and your reporter,
Carey Biron, did a really good job explaining a relatively complicated project in the space allowed.

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Letters to the Editor: Why Bush Took So Long
Wednesday 05 January @ 16:42:05 (Read: 6228)
Letters to the EditorOur initial offer to help the Indian Ocean crisis, as communicated by Mr. Bush, was $15 million, plus $20 million in guaranteed loans. This was after news of the scope of the disaster was all over the news and internet, and after Japan had pledged $150 million.

But remember, he does not read newspapers or pay any attention to the news from any source other than his advisors. Since they were on vacation, he was happily inside his bubble, cutting brush and riding his mountain bike.

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Letters to the Editor: Hitler was elected too
Thursday 23 December @ 11:34:18 (Read: 6636)
Letters to the EditorEveryone invited to counter-inauguration Jan. 20

I’m planning to go to Washington on January 20 to give Bush this message: MANDATE, MY ASS: HITLER WAS ELECTED, TOO! A big protest presence is being very creatively organized by several groups based in Washington. Some are going with the idea of offering Bush a brunch. Does he like eggs? Tomatoes? You get the picture. Others have the less aggressive but perhaps more effective idea of Turn Your Back on Bush—when he gets to the podium, everyone turns their backs and then walks out.

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Opinion: Death of a Mound (part 2)
Wednesday 15 December @ 21:08:50 (Read: 7359)
Letters to the EditorPolitics and Human Remains in Minnesota Part 2
A New Mound, Just as Good as the Old Mound

by Dr. Bruce White

-November 1, 2004- In 1934, an archaeologist with the University of Minnesota, wrote in a letter what he described as a “scientific” method for the complete excavation of a mound: “The best way to dig a mound, and the only technique recognized by a good scientist, is to completely face it. During this process the dirt taken out can be thrown in back of you so that when the complete mound is dug a new mound (and one that looks as good) is built up about eight or ten feet in the rear of the one just excavated.

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Letters to the Editor: Ohio Recount...Death of a Mound
Sunday 12 December @ 19:06:40 (Read: 7492)
Letters to the EditorAmericans head to Ohio to make every vote count

A dedicated group of Minnesota residents will head for Ohio this week on a bold and significant mission: to help determine the next president of the United States.

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Pawlenty's pig-headed ag plan...Young Black Male speaks Juvy...Neo-Nazis
Wednesday 01 December @ 20:16:12 (Read: 10751)
Letters to the Editor[This week's Letters to the Editor have all be submitted via this website - web.ed]

Governor Pawlenty's New Animal Agriculture plan

I have something to say regarding Governor Pawlenty's new plan for animal agriculture. After hearing that his recently released Livestock Task Force report was a blueprint for encouraging large corporate-backed livestock operations to move into Minnesota, I was SO confused!! These factory-style operations displace family farms and produce millions of gallons of liquid manure that threaten our environment.

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North Counrty...Honeywell...MN Care...Creationists
Tuesday 30 November @ 20:26:52 (Read: 6810)
Letters to the EditorNorth Country board member lauds story, corrects one fact

I want to thank Bert Berlowe and Pulse for the article on North Country Co-op in last week’s issue. It’s great to see how so many people in our community are working to ensure that this store, and the ideas behind it, continue.

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Waging Peace...Eco-inventor...
Wednesday 17 November @ 00:02:04 (Read: 6821)
Letters to the Editor[This week's Letters to the Editor were submitted via our website. - web.ed]

I have noticed an air of contention and division in our country as of late that almost makes me feel more depressed than the atrocity of the war in Iraq, the rampant joblessness and lack of healthcare for our citizens, the demise of our democracy when elections can be stolen and the media refuses to report on huge voting irregularities, voter disenfranchisement, and the rise of poverty for children, and profit for corporations not held accountable for their crimes and corruption.

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Letters to the Editor: Israel...Muck Wal-Fart!...The 'W' stands for...
Friday 12 November @ 15:18:12 (Read: 8418)
Letters to the EditorEditor’s note: This is a response to Report from the Middle East: Gaza Under Attack; 133 Killed by Flo Razowsky and others, published last week in Pulse.

Under Fire in Sderot, Israel

For the last two years, towns in Israel, near the northern tip of the Gaza Strip have come under frequent attack by Palestinian terrorists indiscriminately firing crude but deadly Qassam rockets. Hardly a week passes without a story of a home damaged or destroyed by a Qassam falling into a young girl’s bedroom or a family’s kitchen.

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Article on Lake Street incident inaccurate
Thursday 04 November @ 07:57:17 (Read: 6763)
Letters to the EditorI am a Southside resident and witnessed the beginning of the incident covered in the front page story. There is incorrect information in the story. It appears that your eye witness, saw only part of the incident and, based on partial information, drew incorrect conclusions.

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Flu vaccine...Minneapolis Zoning Committee...Guns, Gays & God
Wednesday 27 October @ 23:06:00 (Read: 7100)
Letters to the EditorFlu Vaccine Shortage

Dear Editor,

Why isn't the Bush Administration being held accountable for the flu vaccine shortage? All over this country, senior and disabled citizens are standing in lines for hour after hour for a flu shot. Many of them are on respirators, using canes, in wheelchairs, or in pain.

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 20 October @ 17:46:34 (Read: 6940)
Letters to the EditorLongtime veteran can take no more of Bush... Teen urges those who can vote to oust Bush... Soldiers are being sent for wrong reasons.... About to be deployed and wanting a third voice... Thank you, Michael Moore, for inspiring us...

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How to win a war on terror...Bush's conflicts of interest
Friday 15 October @ 18:42:53 (Read: 8113)
Letters to the EditorHow to Win the War on Terror?

Who is America frightened by? It's a valid question. Well, I'm afraid of many things, but honestly, the chance of being the victim of a terrorist attack is not one of them. But I'm supposed to be afraid, that's what my president tells me, and he's the only guy who's strong enough to protect me.

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Prairie Island...Republicans are liberal...
Wednesday 06 October @ 18:22:05 (Read: 6581)
Letters to the EditorArticle on Prairie Island was missing information

Missing from Carey Biron’s article (20 more years of nuclear? Sept.15) is the recent federal court decision on the proposed high-level waste dump at Yucca Mountain, which has huge implications for the viability of the project.

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Bush's Draft...Twins scam public...Bush is tax & spend...America's Silent War
Wednesday 22 September @ 13:45:26 (Read: 7737)
Letters to the EditorBush re-election would bring back military draft

If you are under 35, you need to realize what will happen if Bush gets elected next month—like the reinstatement of the military draft.

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Communist Diatribe...Bush's AWOL story...
Thursday 16 September @ 16:57:58 (Read: 6515)
Letters to the EditorPulse prints communist athiest diabolical diatribe

The article, Join the Popular Front Against Fascism, by Ed Felien, is the most hysterical diabolical diatribe against America and the unlimited opportunities it presents to the world.

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United we stand...RNC spins the facts
Wednesday 08 September @ 14:36:19 (Read: 6593)
Letters to the EditorAmericans must pull together to prevent second Bush term

Ed Felien doesn’t need to reach back to the 1930s to dramatize this year’s political crisis in America. Just look at Italy today under the regime of neo-fascist Sylvio Berlusconi, and you are looking at the future of the United States under the second Bush administration.

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Israel/Palestine...Oil Consuption...Democrats' Front...Medical Marijuana
Thursday 02 September @ 15:53:33 (Read: 6809)
Letters to the EditorAnne Frank comparison was absurd, tasteless

Thank you for providing a space for dialogue on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It is an unusual and refreshing change of pace from other U.S. media sources (both local and national). I have followed the exchanges on this topic for over a year now and have finally been compelled to respond due to the extreme absurdity of
Ms. Fields’ most recent opinion piece.

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Peak oil...Bringing home the troops
Thursday 26 August @ 16:57:16 (Read: 7032)
Letters to the EditorElectric cars are the answer to the oil problem

In the recent article by Brian Kaller, he misses the most important concept. The burning of fossil fuels is polluting the world’s atmosphere to the extent that there is more loss of plant, animal and human life. The answer is to go to electric vehicles, which are battery-powered, and the batteries charged by tapping the vast energy of space.

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Compromised Convictions
Thursday 26 August @ 16:55:29 (Read: 7372)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "Editor,

It is easy to understand why conservative Americans voted for George W. Bush in 2000.
It was also understandable, and appropriate that all Americans rallied to the President in time of national crisis. But has the existing atmosphere of permanent crisis forced conservatives to temper their convictions?"


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Mann's article: Anti-Semitic...not anti-Semitic
Wednesday 04 August @ 16:14:35 (Read: 7612)
Letters to the EditorDemonstrators not anti-Semitic

I’m certain that most Americans are completely unaware that we send several billion dollars to Israel every year, year in and year out. This, and the way the Palestinians are treated, are some of the main reasons we will have to put up with terrorism in this country for a long time into the future.

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Pulse looks good...Brave Americans...Rybak/housing...True Conservatives
Wednesday 28 July @ 18:13:58 (Read: 7180)
Letters to the EditorPulse looks good, union story great

The Pulse is looking good these days! Its looks more like a real newspaper, with lots of interesting stuff inside besides band interviews. I loved the last issue’s cover, showing the battle in the street between strikers and company goons. Lydia Howell’s story about the strike, also, was really interesting.

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Real Genius...Bush Torture...
Wednesday 14 July @ 14:50:51 (Read: 7082)
Letters to the EditorThanks for fine article on indie film

I’m writing to praise one of your staff writers, Anitra Budd. She recently reviewed my film “A Real Genius: The Scott Ervin Story” and she managed to sum up precisely what I was hoping a viewer would take from the film. She clearly and accurately noted crucial scenes and themes and looked past all my amateur mistakes that stemmed from lacking a budget.

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Reagan, Cuba Embargo...
Wednesday 07 July @ 13:31:34 (Read: 7666)
Letters to the EditorPulse makes someone’s day

A friend of mine in St. Paul, my home town, sent me a copy of the 6.09.04 issue of the Pulse. Here in this area (just north of Milwaukee), where most lives seem to consist of adoration of a dippy NFL team located some 200 miles to the north in a dreary place called Green Bay, the issue made my day a very pleasant one, chiefly because of the article by Greg Palast and the letter by Don Johnson putting Rotten Reagan the Gypper in proper perspective.

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Kerry...Fossil Fuels...Fahrenheit 9/11...
Thursday 01 July @ 13:36:11 (Read: 7165)
Letters to the EditorDirty tricks against Kerry

On Tuesday, June 22, Senator Kerry was in Washington D.C. to vote on health benefits bill for veterans. Rather than allow the vote to take place, the partisan Republicans stalled to keep Kerry off the campaign trail and deny him a vote in support of war veterans. The Republicans put partisan politics ahead of veteran’s rights and what is right for America.

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Library Problems
Thursday 01 July @ 10:55:54 (Read: 8231)
Letters to the EditorRyan Curry writes: "Samantha Smart makes many good points regarding recent attacks on public libraries and their vital democratic role in her June 9 article.

However, her article is fatally flawed for attributing this problem to the Minneapolis Public Library Board. "


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Letters to the Editor
Thursday 24 June @ 20:49:05 (Read: 6957)
Letters to the EditorGOP Tries to Smear Moore, Remembering Andy Kieley

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Letters to the Editor - Peace, Bush, Howell...
Wednesday 16 June @ 14:16:09 (Read: 6990)
Letters to the EditorThank you Pulse for peace coverage

I just wanted to thank Pulse for the excellent coverage of the anti-war movement. We are counting on independent media like your fine publication.

Mary Jane LaVigne

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Protect our libraries
Wednesday 09 June @ 11:17:41 (Read: 8881)
Letters to the EditorA great crime is being perpetrated against the people of Minneapolis. And the guilty parties will never be arrested, nor shackled, nor spread-eagled on the ground and kicked in the head, as so many of our young men of color have been for “driving while Black” or Brown or Red. We, the victims of this crime, will either die a slow death of atrophied imagination, or perhaps, if the universe smiles, we will awaken and turn to action.

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Reagan’s Legacy
Wednesday 09 June @ 11:15:09 (Read: 9600)
Letters to the EditorIn 1970 a headline in the “Hundred Flowers” read, “The Sun Sets on Ronald Reagan,” when Reagan failed to get nominated as the Republican candidate for the presidency. Unfortunately, this was one time the perspicacious Eddie Felien got it wrong.

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Republicans are pro-life?
Wednesday 26 May @ 16:40:13 (Read: 7105)
Letters to the EditorHow can the Republicans claim they are “pro-life” if they are not protectors of the environment? The environment is the “creation” teeming with life..all life on earth.

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Here’s the rest of the story
Wednesday 26 May @ 16:38:03 (Read: 7225)
Letters to the EditorIn a recent Pulse, Sign Latest in Lake St. Tiff - 5/12/04, Brian Kaller appropriately begins his article with the disclaimer, “Any article tells only a piece of the story.”

The rest of the story includes the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, which adopted a land use plan in 2002 that calls for mixed use, higher density, transit-oriented-development along Lake Street.

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Will the Pulse refuse liquor ads?
Wednesday 26 May @ 16:35:34 (Read: 7399)
Letters to the EditorMy, my, aren’t we holier than thou - Mr. Felien - in your Tobacco Wars diatribe. Y’all sound rather jealous of the sum that City Pages has accepted from the manufacturers of a legal and taxed product. How much revenue has Pulse accepted in ad dollars from bars and clubs serving alcohol, and off-sale liquor establishments?

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Significant Republicans
Wednesday 19 May @ 15:05:25 (Read: 8469)
Letters to the EditorThe extreme liberal slant of your publication is so imbalanced as to be ludicrous, don’t you think it’s time to get with the program and understand that a significant part of your readership is Republican and not Democrat? The President’s jobs and growth policies have put the economy on the road to recovery, but there is more work to be done.

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PRT: An Idea Whose Time
Wednesday 12 May @ 13:34:14 (Read: 7919)
Letters to the EditorRE: The Road Less Traveled: The Pros and Cons of Personal Rapid Transit
(Pulse 4/28/04)


Many years ago the City of Minneapolis proposed building the Downtown Skyway system. There was no lack of criticism regarding this proposal. However, city leaders evaluated the facts, ignored the nay-sayers, and moved ahead. Today the Minneapolis Skyway is an integral part of downtown culture.

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The Fear Culture and PRT
Wednesday 05 May @ 15:08:51 (Read: 9756)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "I was excited to see the topic of Ken Avidor's Roadkill Bill cartoon strip in the April 23rd [2003] edition of the Pulse. I am a frequent reader and fan of the strip and its social advocacy, but feel that comment is necessary on this particular strip. The concerns he pointed out of a PRT transit system have been raised by others in the past."

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Letters for 04/14/04
Wednesday 14 April @ 13:24:30 (Read: 7206)
Letters to the EditorThis week, letters about Flo Razowski, Gay Marriage, and Kuwait... read on...

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Chris Riemenschneider’s piece in the Star Tribune defending smoking in clubs was
Wednesday 17 March @ 14:17:50 (Read: 7851)
Letters to the EditorChris Riemenschneider’s piece in the Star Tribune on 3/5 defending cigarette smoking in clubs was incredibly irresponsible. One would almost think he’s in league with big tobacco since he’s singing their song. Tobacco companies try to link rock and roll and good times with cigarette smoking.

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Re: Valerie Valentine’s letter
Wednesday 17 March @ 14:15:28 (Read: 7290)
Letters to the EditorValerie Valentine mistakenly wrote that she had worked for MPIRG in a letter to the editor March 10th. Actually she has never worked for us (feel free to check our employment records) and probably worked for the FUND.

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Responsible Marijuana Use is Harm Reduction
Wednesday 17 March @ 14:07:56 (Read: 8420)
Letters to the Editorby Aaron Neumann

In last week’s Letters to the Editor, COHR (Citizens Organized for Harm Reduction) organizers expressed “disappointment” in my characterization of their efforts in the article “Medical Marijuana: Smoke & Mirrors (See Pulse 03/03/04), in which they are petitioning for a ballot measure this fall that would set guidelines for a medical marijuana distribution system here in Minneapolis only when the Republican-controlled State Legislature passes comprehensive medical marijuana legislation and is then signed by our Governor.

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Medical Marijuana: a sensible step towards compassion and reason in our drug pol
Wednesday 10 March @ 14:18:06 (Read: 10071)
Letters to the EditorLast week, PULSE of the Twin Cities published an article that was critical of the medical marijuana charter amendment petition being sponsored in Minneapolis by Citizens Organized for Harm Reduction. We at COHR were disappointed to see such a characterization of our strategy written by a fellow supporter of drug policy reform, and see this as a challenge to explain what COHR really stands for.

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RE: Canvasser Cover-Negative
Wednesday 10 March @ 14:14:31 (Read: 7152)
Letters to the EditorAs a former canvasser, I certainly identify with many of the points made in your recent article “Who’s at the door, honey?” It’s true that canvassing is really tough work, and I agree that some local canvassing operations should treat their employees better.

Having said that, I was disappointed in all the wonderful things about canvassing this article ignored.

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RE: Canvasser Cover-Positive
Wednesday 10 March @ 14:12:49 (Read: 7990)
Letters to the EditorMany thanks to Chris Allison for writing this article. As a former canvasser, I identify with his tales of woe. I worked for MPIRG, canvassing for Sierra Club and the Human Rights Campaign. Learning the issues, raising awareness and meeting like-minded people were the only benefits of the job.

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Electability?
Friday 27 February @ 11:09:48 (Read: 8030)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "Dear Editor,

I do not understand the idea that Senator Kerry is the most Electable. This is why people are voting for him. NOT because of his beliefs or his passion.(clear in the exit polls)."


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RE: Worst Intersection
Thursday 22 January @ 12:10:30 (Read: 7528)
Letters to the EditorI really enjoyed reading your current issue and totally agree with the worst things I’m familiar with. While I doubt that most of the worst will ever improve, there is one I can share with you that actually will!

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RE: Worst place to cash a check
Thursday 22 January @ 12:06:47 (Read: 7647)
Letters to the EditorFoul! Whatever bone Aaron Neumann has to pick with UnBank at 7th and Hennepin in downtown Mpls, he did the outlet a disservice.

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RE: Somali Gangs
Thursday 22 January @ 11:41:51 (Read: 11821)
Letters to the EditorThe following is a response to the Somali Youth Gang article.

For the past three years my security consulting firm has worked with the Somali Community. Clients contact us to coordinate the security operations at events such as weddings, movies and parties. The past three years has been an education to say the least. At any given event there are groups of Somali males loitering in and around the area of the event.

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Worst Column: 'round-the-dial
Wednesday 21 January @ 13:28:48 (Read: 8114)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "Somewhere in the editing process for the January 14th issue, a Worst of the Twin Cities award was left out. I know that the editors of Pulse wouldn’t dare give a Worsty to one of their own so I’ll do it for them. The award for worst weekly column in a publication should have gone to Tom Hallett’s “’Round the Dial” for being consistently uninteresting and entirely out of touch."

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Letters to the Editor: Kiffmeyer
Wednesday 14 January @ 13:19:14 (Read: 8541)
Letters to the EditorOn 12/30/03, we received the following letter in response to David Rubenstein’s piece on High Incarceration rates:

In this article, the line “Katherine Harris, whom Kiffmeyer once brought in as a speaker” is false. Sec. Kiffmeyer did not bring Harris in as a speaker, and no one else did, either, to our knowledge. Please print a correction and remove it from the article on the web site. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me the source and phone number for the false information so we may follow up with a call to the source.

Thank you,
Kent Kaiser
Communications Director
Office of the MN Secretary of State

To which David Rubenstein responds:

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We Finally Got Our Frankenstein... and He Was In a Spider Hole!
Wednesday 17 December @ 14:34:41 (Read: 7746)
Letters to the Editorby Michael Moore

Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get.

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RE: Letter from Palestine 11.05.03
Wednesday 03 December @ 14:16:10 (Read: 7701)
Letters to the EditorWhat I find most upsetting when reading Flo’s Letters from Palestine is that she seems to favor the destruction of the State of Israel. What does she think would happen to the millions of Israelis in that case? The precedent of the 650,000 refugees driven out of Arab Middle Eastern nations since 1948 is not encouraging.

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RE: Verb Hip Hop Column 11.26.03
Wednesday 03 December @ 14:13:17 (Read: 8225)
Letters to the EditorAs a 47-year-old Lesbian, I understand all too well the pain and hurt that words and lyrics can cause. In the beginning I was among the many gay people who were appalled at Eminem’s lyrics. I had read portions of his lyrics printed (out of context) in the Advocate and other gay magazines.

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Hennepin County faces even tougher budget decisions in 2004
Wednesday 26 November @ 13:28:31 (Read: 7896)
Letters to the Editorby Peter McLaughlin

For good reason, the Hennepin County budget hearings over the past several weeks have had unprecedented turnout. Hundreds of community members have attended the hearings to tell us how important various community programs are, how short-sighted the proposed budget cuts are and how much damage we will do to our social fabric if we allow the Administrator’s proposed cuts to stand. The speakers have been passionate and compelling. And they are right!

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Paranoid Hippies Freak Out Over Draft Rumors
Wednesday 19 November @ 13:35:32 (Read: 8517)
Letters to the EditorSeveral weeks ago the United States Department of Defense posted information on their Web site about staffing of the draft board around the country. If you are not aware, the Draft Boards are the regional bodies charged with preparing for and (if reenacted) administering the military draft in our country. The posting on the Department of Defense’s Web site announced openings to be filled (staffed) on the various draft boards around the country.

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What the anti-war/peace, anti-racist and feminist movements are missing: A Revol
Wednesday 19 November @ 13:32:39 (Read: 9228)
Letters to the EditorIt is commonplace now to hear progressive activists calling for “taking back our country.” Their lament is that subversive right-wing elements have “stolen” what was once a proud, compassionate, generally good-natured democracy and are now shredding our civil liberties, stomping upon a glorious Constitution, and insidiously introducing fascist techniques of social control.

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RE: “Property Taxes” 10.22.03
Thursday 13 November @ 00:12:23 (Read: 7974)
Letters to the EditorYour recent cover story on the phase-out of the Limited Market Value law betrays a lack of understanding of some basic taxation policy questions.

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National Day of Protest
Wednesday 29 October @ 11:35:45 (Read: 8200)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "On October 24th I boarded one of two buses organized by the Anti-War Committee, that traveled from Minneapolis to Washington D.C. The National Day of Protest was the next day, and I was proud to stand in solidarity with the many groups and individuals that are tired of the lies the Bush administration spews out at the public. "

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Die, City Pages, Die
Wednesday 22 October @ 11:50:23 (Read: 8800)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "(NOTE: I’m writing this to the Pulse rather than my former employer, City Pages, because the current editor, Steve Perry, has a history of intercepting any letters I send and making sure that they do not run in the City Pages letters column. Fair play, balance and equal time are concepts Mr. Perry is not capable of comprehending, much less practicing—as is palpable in the kinds of stories he runs.)

This week’s [7-16-03] City Pages cover story attacks the St. Paul Pioneer Press for being owned by a large, non-local corporation.

This is the height of hypocrisy considering that City Pages was itself bought out by a large, non-local corporation a number of years ago. But hypocrisy is what City Pages is all about."


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Response: Criticizing Israel
Wednesday 01 October @ 14:32:54 (Read: 11089)
Letters to the EditorIn response to Lee Ross’ “challenge” to “point out anything that was ever disseminated by WAMM that is anti-Semitic,” I offer that the problem isn’t merely criticism of Israel per se. It’s the manner of that criticism. Is it balanced? Is it presented within context? Is it constructive?

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Letters to the Editor
Thursday 18 September @ 13:31:30 (Read: 8427)
Letters to the EditorJust because you are Jewish doesn’t mean your can’t criticize Israel

First let me identify myself. I am an American-Jew, child of Russian-Jewish immigrants. Ours was a secular home, but my parents taught us Yiddish, the history of the Jewish people, the culture, the literature, and, most important, the striving for justice for all people throughout the millennia. My mother’s family has been a presence in Israel for almost 100 years, her brother having gone to Israel to build a bicultural state, Jewish and Palestinian.

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Letters to the Editor
Thursday 04 September @ 15:03:16 (Read: 7895)
Letters to the EditorRe: From the Midwest to the Middle East

In her August 20 “response” to the letter signed by Polly Mann and myself (August 6), of which I was the principal author, Fields seems far more intent on maliciously attacking Polly than on engaging in “open and honest debate.”

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 27 August @ 15:10:55 (Read: 8457)
Letters to the EditorEditor’s Note:

Last week’s cover story on Dennis Kucinich was meant to draw attention to a candidate we at Pulse thought was not getting enough press. It was not meant to start a fight between Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich supporters. Believe me, the last thing Pulse wants is infighting among Democratic presidential candidates. Therefore, we are going to publish a couple of letters we received from Howard Dean supporters this week and then leave the Dean vs. Kucinich debate alone. We suggest that people use their energy to support their Democratic candidate of choice—division in the face of the Republican onslaught would be disastrous.

--J. Miller



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Re: "From the Midwest to the Middle East"
Wednesday 20 August @ 12:21:16 (Read: 7789)
Letters to the EditorIn response to letterwriters Polly Mann and Liza Burr (8/6/03), first and foremost, I must ask how a peace activist and WAMM co-founder can support the ISM, a Palestinian-led organization which advocates violence as a legitimate means of revolution. It has been my experience that Polly ardently opposes all violence—except, it seems, violence against Jews/Israelis.


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RE: Broken Dreams - 8.6.03
Wednesday 13 August @ 11:49:50 (Read: 8542)
Letters to the EditorI was immediately attracted to your cover story last week, thinking it is about time someone looks into the theft of Indigenous lands in Minnesota. Although I was intrigued by the story and appropriately disgusted by the advent of gated communities around Leech Lake, I think that the real story has yet to be told.

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"From Midwest to the Middle East" misrepresents the facts
Wednesday 06 August @ 11:16:21 (Read: 8560)
Letters to the Editorby Liza Burr and Polly Mann

First and foremost, Fields should know that Razowsky and others like her are risking their lives, as members of the admirable International Solidarity Movement, by choosing to be witnesses and peacemakers in the Occupied Territories, nonviolently protecting Palestinians under occupation to whatever degree they can from the recurring onslaughts of Israeli soldiers and settlers. We believe that if Fields were to spend a month or more with the ISM in the field, so to speak, her life and her views would change.

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RE: Minneapolis Cop Brutalizes Teenager
Wednesday 30 July @ 13:29:10 (Read: 8173)
Letters to the EditorAfter having read the article “Minneapolis Cop Brutalizes Teenager,” I have an overwhelming feeling of disgust. However, the disgust is not aimed at the police officer, it’s aimed at the author Lydia Howell and the way this supposed news story was written. As an eighth grade public school teacher and resident of Minneapolis, I know full well the not-always-friendly nature of Minneapolis police. I also know there are two sides to every story, which obviously Ms. Howell chooses to ignore in her unbelievably biased nonsense against Minneapolis police and City Hall. In absolutely no way do I support unwarranted police brutality or racial profiling. What I do support is educating yourself relating to reality. The reality being there is a reason in this police officer’s mind—whether it’s right or wrong—why he handled the situation the way he did. This second side of the story is completely ignored. This really is an issue of opening your eyes. I doubt Ms. Howell has the slightest idea of what it’s like to walk in a police officer’s shoes. This article is incredibly irresponsible and does a great disservice to the community. PLEASE STOP WITH THE INCREDIBLY BIASED AND SLANTED NEWS STORIES.

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RE: "A Tale of Two Renaissance Faires"
Wednesday 18 June @ 13:14:51 (Read: 8538)
Letters to the EditorThe following is a letter we received from Rob Gilbertson Jr. who says he is President/CEO of RosenThorne Productions published in its entirety:


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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 28 May @ 14:30:04 (Read: 8624)
Letters to the EditorMN House threatens women’s right to choose

Productive legislative session for ruining the state

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An update on Flo Razowsky
Wednesday 21 May @ 11:46:45 (Read: 9309)
Letters to the Editorby Flo Razowsky

Flo Razowsky is a Minneapolis based activist whose letters from Palestine have appeared in Pulse periodically over the last year. If you would like to receive updates from Flo, send an email to: from-flo-in-palestine-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.


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RE: Held at Gunpoint—Palestinian terror destroys Israeli lives
Wednesday 14 May @ 12:44:04 (Read: 8910)
Letters to the EditorJohn Reese and Flo Razowsky’s reports on Palestine fail to mention that the two suicide bombers who murdered three and wounded 39 others in Tel Aviv on
April 30 shared a tea with International Solidarity Movement (ISM) members before carrying out their horrific deeds. Although ISM claims these terrorists were not members of their organization, ISM provided the cover for them to enter Israel and murder Israelis.

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 23 April @ 11:51:41 (Read: 8369)
Letters to the EditorIsraelis are stealing Palestinian Land

Erica Bouza’s letter to Senator Coleman 4-9-03

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Letters to the Editor & Correction
Wednesday 09 April @ 12:14:05 (Read: 8325)
Letters to the EditorRE: Pulse 3.12.03

RE: Pulse 3.26.03

RE: Pulse 4.02.03

Corrections

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Letters to the Editor & A Correction
Wednesday 02 April @ 12:01:43 (Read: 8469)
Letters to the Editor1. Re: Review of Korczak’s Children 3-26-03

2. Re: Winona LaDuke 3-19-03

3. Correction

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 19 March @ 13:19:51 (Read: 9957)
Letters to the Editor1. A P.S. on the Pulse’s coverage of HF 341

2. America will be hated for this war

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Letters to the Editor & a Correction
Wednesday 05 March @ 11:38:39 (Read: 6722)
Letters to the Editor1) A “DARK DAY” FOR AMERICA
2) Oops, our bad


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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 29 January @ 10:37:04 (Read: 6917)
Letters to the Editor1. Reader concerned about giving pirates a bad name
2. To the editor
3. Protest the warmongers State of the Union Address

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Worst of the Twin Cities is Absolutely the Worst in Journalism
Friday 10 January @ 11:52:11 (Read: 7908)
Letters to the EditorAnonymous writes: "What a complete waste of my time and the absolute Worst way to start the New Year, (The Worst of the Twin Cities,” January 2, 2003). This article is the Best representation of how low a paper can stoop in their extremely poor attempt to be humorous and creative."

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 08 January @ 11:30:30 (Read: 7565)
Letters to the Editorre: Worst of the Twin Cities

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Letters to the Editor
Thursday 26 December @ 16:55:29 (Read: 7552)
Letters to the EditorThe Pulse deserves thanks

On behalf of those of us in the anti-war movement who have to deal with the constant underreporting and misrepresentation of the movement, we wanted to thank the Pulse for your extensive and accurate coverage of the anti-war movement, especially in the last two editions. As members of the Anti-War Committee, we participated in two recent anti-war events that were announced in the Pulse, an anti-war forum on Dec 7th and a demonstration on Dec 10th. The forum against the war held at the University of Minnesota was well covered in the last edition of the Pulse.

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 18 December @ 09:47:04 (Read: 8179)
Letters to the EditorRe: Manitoba Hydro on Trial, Pulse 10.30.02 (x2)
Editor's Note

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Response to 35W Coverage
Wednesday 27 November @ 09:27:20 (Read: 8758)
Letters to the EditorEd Felien writes:

One of my suggestions is that the exit ramp be moved from 35th Street to 38th Street, but the entrance ramp could easily remain at 36th Street. Would this compromise please everyone or no one?


Jeanne Massey responds:

This idea was thoroughly explored at the request of Kingfield. Project consultants spent six months developing and reviewing with the communities a series of”hybrid” options to assess the feasibility of a split ramp between 36th and 38th streets.

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Bushwacked Again!
Wednesday 20 November @ 09:19:22 (Read: 8853)
Letters to the EditorLike lemmings marching to the sea-Americans appear destined, in fact, hellbent on ideological suicide. “Home of the brave, land of the free” has become passé apparently. You don't need a political pundit to interpret this year’s election to realize that many Americans have aggressively and vehemently cast the baby (Democrats) out will the bathwater, drowning out any passionate pleas by liberals, the working class, and the oppressed. Instead, the nation has turned to and endorsed corporate greed, i.e., Enron and political corruptness, i.e., the disenfranchisement of the electorate in Florida. Both events signal the dumbing and numbing of America. We are witnessing the public lynching of democracy. Well-meaning Americans can only be aghast, appalled, and no doubt shocked by such despicable behavior. Like a hot air balloon pricked and set adrift, the recent election has left Democrats not only with a sense of dread, but also a feeling of hopelessness. Gasping for breath, justice has been replaced by mob rule.


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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 06 November @ 09:22:50 (Read: 9473)
Letters to the Editor1) Remembering Paul Wellstone in NJ

2) Republicans engage in dirty tricks



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Re: Ethanol 10.23.02
Tuesday 29 October @ 16:20:22 (Read: 7079)
Letters to the EditorI am writing to you to comment on Andy Driscoll's article “Ethanol Chokes St. Paul.”

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Letters to the Editor & a Correction and Addition
Wednesday 09 October @ 09:08:48 (Read: 9700)
Letters to the EditorRe: Scott Laderman's letter-Pulse 9.18.02
Correction and Addition: Re: Peter McLaughlin

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Letters to the Editor and a Correction
Wednesday 02 October @ 09:42:04 (Read: 9122)
Letters to the EditorRe: Alan Kvasnik-Pulse 9.25.02
Correction - Re: a quote in last week's issue

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Letters to the Editor
Wednesday 25 September @ 10:10:43 (Read: 9483)
Letters to the EditorRe: Polly Mann — Pulse 9.18.02
Re: Scott Laderman — Pulse 9.18.02
Re: Cover Story — Pulse 9.18.02

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RE: Curfews in Tulkarem 8.28.02
Wednesday 18 September @ 09:44:19 (Read: 7409)
Letters to the EditorOur coverage of Palestine has, as always, caused a flurry of responses. Here are two respones to Stanley Berg’s Response to Kristin Razowsky’s piece on curfews in Tulkarem, both of which appeared in the 8.28.02 issue of Pulse

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RE: 9.11.02 Cover
Wednesday 18 September @ 09:41:25 (Read: 4359)
Letters to the EditorYour cover of the September 11, 2002 issue of Pulse was outstanding. It kicked everone elses' off the newstand. Kudos to illustrator Eamonn Fitzmaurice for such an arresting image. Keep up the good work.

Paul Jensen

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RE: Strict Curfew... Pulse 8.28.02
Wednesday 11 September @ 09:44:16 (Read: 7605)
Letters to the EditorIt is good that Kristin Razowsky is open-minded to pursue learning the Palestinian perspective vs. the perspective of “the corporate media” and that she is a person of compassion praying for ignoramuses like myself. The perspective portrayed by the media, however, is that of the United States, not of Israelis/Jews; there are more than two sides to an issue. Perhaps sometime she may be open-minded enough to explore the perspectives of her own people (she does identify herself as “an American Jew of Russian ancestry,” Pulse, 8/28).

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Re: Stanley Berg, Pulse 8.28.02
Wednesday 04 September @ 11:00:49 (Read: 7556)
Letters to the EditorIn response to Stanley Berg’s letter concerning my last article in the Pulse describing the conditions in Tulkarem Palestine, I have to disagree with Stanley’s arguments against the reality I am witnessing here.

First of all, he claims in his letter that I have neglected to meet with any Israelis during my time in the Middle East. In actuality, I have met with Israelis, ranging from Israeli left-wing organizations, common people on the street and soldiers stationed at the checkpoints. I feel that in the U. S. press, Israel receives all the attention unless it is to call the Palestinians terrorists and due to this fact I feel it is within my right to attempt to balance my education by putting Palestinians first during my time here. The media that has been a part of my upbringing in the United States is completely biased towards the interests of Israel and in my attempt to fully educate myself in this world I do not feel that I have to accept this bias without digging further. How many Palestinians have you talked to before accepting as your truth the propaganda of an occupying force?

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Why Should We Go to War with Iraq?
Wednesday 28 August @ 10:05:41 (Read: 9604)
Letters to the Editorby Marie Braun

For months, the Bush administration has been preparing Americans for another war with Iraq, claiming that Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction and presents a serious threat to national and global security. Have they considered the following:

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Israel has no Alternative, but Defend Herself
Wednesday 28 August @ 09:56:27 (Read: 9569)
Letters to the Editorby Stanley Berg

I would like to respond to Kristin Razowsky's e-mail missive from the West Bank with another point of view. I found it interesting that in attempting to report on the situation in the Middle East, Kristin chose to speak only to Palestinians, never attempting to gain another perspective from an Israeli. She frequently criticizes the Israeli Defense Force's tight curfew and restrictions in the West Bank while completely glossing over the fact that the reason for these restrictions is the relentless stream of suicide bombers who have killed and maimed hundreds of innocent Israelis. Much as Kristin refuses to acknowledge it, there are consequences in this world for your actions. If your people willfully murder innocent members of another population again and again with suicide bombings and random gun attacks, your people will suffer. The Palestinians are not innocent victims of an oppressive occupation. They have brought about their own suffering by rejecting peace overtures from Israel and responding only with violence. It is sad, but true.

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Strict Curfew Crushes the People of Tulkarem
Wednesday 28 August @ 09:54:43 (Read: 9193)
Letters to the Editorby Kristin Razowsky

Tulkarem is located in the Northern section of the West Bank, Palestine. The city population equals roughly 60,000 people with 45 surrounding villages swelling the population to 150,000. There is one refugee camp located on the edge of Tulkarem totaling approximately 17,000 people. To the west, Tulkarem stretches as far as the line which has been the West Bank’s border with Israel since 1967. Israeli settlements are slowly creeping around Tulkarem, and there is one main checkpoint in and out of the city. Tulakrem has been under heavy military occupation for roughly the past two years. Two months ago a 24-hour-a-day curfew was imposed.

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No Sex & the City, 7.17.02
Wednesday 31 July @ 10:37:26 (Read: 7925)
Letters to the EditorEditor,

Being a member of the genderblend-ing sex positive tuffgirl kinky queer sex majik ritual performance company, THE PSYCICK SLUTZ, I was excited to see that Pulse was publishing an article on strip clubs. What a total disappoint-ment to hear nothing new, thoughtful, insightful, or interesting in the entire piece. Is this really the best you could do? Excuse me for expecting some-thing worth my time from the Pulse, but this boring piece of sexist drivel is an insult to sex workers everywhere. Sorry to break it to you, Tim Neuenschwander, but you should NOT do this work more often” and your (alleged) article does not pass “as a night of work.” What exactly is the point of your story? That you are a hypocritical pig? That female Basilica Block Party goers are worth ogling on the street? Your lack of insight reflects a lack of thought on the many complex issues surrounding the sex industry. What a waste of a good opportunity.

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Re: No Sex in the City, 7.17.02
Wednesday 24 July @ 11:45:18 (Read: 13441)
Letters to the EditorEditor,
As I sit writing this, there are roofers parked on the lawn of my apartment building boiling a large vat of tar. That is precisely where I am going to throw the 7.17.02 issue of PULSE.

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Re: Grain Belt, 7.10.02
Wednesday 24 July @ 11:44:13 (Read: 4652)
Letters to the EditorDear Editor:
Doesn't Nick Mark's article about Grain Belt's demise say it all about today's consumer? Superficial and stupid. Mr. Mark says, “Rather than promote the brand through advertising...they dropped the price...This, says Stutrud (president of prospective buyer, Summit Brewing), means that Grain Belt is now seen by consumers as a cheap beer...cheap beer is perceived to have a certain stigma which makes it impossible to believe it could have a high quality.” Can't consumers use their own judgment? I have tasted higher priced beers which taste bad. Grain Belt was good beer. Is it any wonder that everything costs so much if high cost is the criteria consumers use?
Ross G. Kiihn


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Re: Mothers Fight, 6.26.02
Wednesday 24 July @ 11:36:07 (Read: 7605)
Letters to the EditorThe staff at Hennepin/ Powderhorn Partners share the community's distress at the events on June 12 when a 13-year-old allegedly beat a man to death. We also believe it's necessary to address the inaccuracies in your coverage of the event, “Fighting to save a neighborhood.”


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Re: Palestinians
Wednesday 10 July @ 09:44:53 (Read: 7815)
Letters to the EditorThe Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence has prompted ruthless Israeli violence to suppress it as President Bush, in a not atypical case of being more Israeli than thou, even refuses to acknowledge Israel’s conquest and theft of Palestinian (and Syrian) lands and continues to oppose international monitors and inspectors, leaving Palestinians the latest victims of apartheid colonialism in all its ugliness, brutality, and duplicity.

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Responding to David Goldstein's Letter (#2)
Wednesday 26 June @ 10:46:12 (Read: 9550)
Letters to the EditorThose who called for an investigation of a so-called “massacre” that never took place would do well to ask themselves the following question: Where were they when a very real massacre of innocent civilians took place in Netanya?

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Responding to David Goldstein's Letter (#1)
Wednesday 26 June @ 10:44:08 (Read: 9627)
Letters to the EditorYour one-sided diatribes blasting Israel and supporting the Palestinians hardly uphold the principle of journalistic objectivity (if that's what you purport to accomplish in the PULSE). Thankfully, David Goldstein said “ENOUGH!”

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Setting the Record Straight on the Middle East
Wednesday 19 June @ 10:54:40 (Read: 10023)
Letters to the Editorby David Goldstein, Pulse Sales Director

“It all seems so very unfair.” Such is the conclusion reached by Pulse publisher/editor Ed Felien at the end of his review of two films about Israel at the U Film Society in last week’s issue of Pulse. I have to agree with Ed, generally speaking; it does seem very unfair. However, I think Ed and I have different reasons for viewing the situation as unfair. Most notably, I find Pulse’s coverage of the Middle East to be unfair. The overall message in last week’s Pulse – from the Hot Tickets, to the letters to the editor, to the “special report on Jenin,” to Ed’s aforementioned film criticism – is that Israel is an unjust state that wantonly bullies, terrorizes, and even massacres the Palestinians with no regard for their rights or humanity. This is a canard, a lie repeated often enough that the more gullible members of our society will begin to believe it is true. So many sweeping and unfounded charges against Israel have been made in Pulse in recent months that it is beyond the scope of one opinion piece to address all of them. However, I’d like to point out some of the specific untruths (let’s just call them what they are: “lies”) put forth in recent Pulse articles, and also discuss some more general disagreements I have with Pulse’s Middle East commentary.

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Justice for Jenin.
Wednesday 12 June @ 12:46:33 (Read: 7461)
Letters to the EditorIn front of the Minneapolis Federal Court Building on May 15, 2002 at 3:30 p.m., the Anti-War Committee began its demonstration in response to the Israeli’s military actions in the Jenin refugee camp in the early weeks of April. This demonstration, which contained the usual message of terminating aid to Israel for their numerous human rights abuses with respect to the Palestinian people and for their disregard for numerous U.N. resolutions requiring Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions and to withdraw from the occupied territory, had another aspect to it. This aspect of the demonstration was an act of civil disobedience that showed the determination of the Anti-War Committee (AWC) to oppose the utter barbarity of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), the inhumane attitude of the Israeli government, and the complicity of the US government in Israel’s actions.

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Aveda My Ass
Wednesday 12 June @ 12:42:14 (Read: 7438)
Letters to the EditorThanks for your enlightening article on cancer. The first time I heard the words “Race for a Cure” I thought the same thing; why not race for prevention. I could easily list a hundred or so pollutants that people never think of that probably cause breast cancer and every other kind of cancer; lipstick made with petrochemicals that women eat and breathe for fifty years at a time, firearms smoke, airplane flight where one is exposed to heavy doses of cosmic radiation, incense no matter what it's made of and the list goes on and on and most of the products are completely unnecessary for human health and happiness.

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RE: Sorry State of Housing at the U of M
Wednesday 05 June @ 11:01:27 (Read: 13918)
Letters to the EditorDear Ladies and Gentlemen of PULSE:

After reading your story in Vol. 6 issue 7 about the sorry state of housing at the U of M I felt compelled to add my own renting history with WS Property Management.

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Microsoft Office 2008 MAC
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Microsoft Office Project Professinal 2003
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64bit)
Microsoft Works 9
ModelRight Professional 3.0
MyLogoMaker Professional 2
Native Instruments Reaktor 5
Native Instruments Reaktor 5 MAC
Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3.4
Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3.4 MAC
Neobyte Titan Backup
Nero 8 Ultra Edition
Nero 9
Norton PartitionMagic 8.0
NovoSoft Handy Backup 6.1 Pro
NovoSoft Handy Backup 6.1 Server
Nuance OmniPage Professional 16
Nuance PDF Converter Professional 5
openPim
OriginLab OriginPro 8
Pantaray Q-Setup Pro 9
Paragon Drive Backup Professional 8.5
Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2008 Professional
Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 Enterprise Server
Paragon Partition Manager 9 Professional
Partition Commander Server Edition 10
PCTools Spyware Doctor 5.5
PC Washer 2
Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate
Pixarra TwistedBrush Pro Studio 15
Pixologic ZBrush 3 MAC
PowerArchiver 2009
PowerDesk Pro 7
QuarkXpress 7.3 MAC
QuarkXPress 7.3 Passport
QuarkXPress 8
QuarkXpress 8 MAC
Roxio Copy And Convert 3
Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate
Runtime Revolution Enterprise 2.9
SmartSoft SmartFTP Home 3.0
SmartSound SonicFire Pro 5 Scoring
Smith Micro Poser 7
Sony ACID Pro 6
Sony CD Architect 5.2
Sony Sound Forge 9
Sony Vegas Pro 8
Sound Forge Audio Studio 9
Steinberg Nuendo 3.2
Symantec Winfax Pro 10.4
SystemsSuite Professional 8
TamoSoft CommView 6 Full
Thegrideon Access Password Professional 2.0
TransMagic Expert
TuneUp Utilities 2008
Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009
Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2009
VMware Workstation 6.5
VMware Workstation 6.5 ACE
Web Page Maker 3
Wincare Memory Booster Gold
Windows XP Professional SP3
Xilisoft 1click DV to DVD
Xilisoft Audio Converter 2.1
Xilisoft Audio Maker 3
Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate 5
Xilisoft ISO Burner
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 5.1
Xilisoft Video To Audio Converter 5.1
ZoneAlarm AntiVirus 8
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2009
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8
ZoneAlarm Pro 8