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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    My God why does God allow abortions. What’s next old people getting euthanized. I’m so angry, and that’s the government for you. Our worst enemy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    F.B.I. is the Democrats hit squad, owned by George Soros and Crooked Hillary. They are more crooked than anyone in the United States has ever been.

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    Rich Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Duetsche Bank?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I don’t always read something mind-numbingly stupid but when I do it’s from a Trump supporter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Now I know Bill Clinton wasn’t the most honorable President in US history, but to wish Hillary on him, as a full time wife, is just plain mean and insensitive.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Because in 1776 our Forefathers set out to be an Independent nation devoid of Monarchy and Oligarchy… F U… This is the USA, and we will not be another Europe or South America.. Kiss thine ASS!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Isn’t the Coast Guard one of THE most essential elements of national defense guarding us from drugs and the cartels …?
    With whom is Mr. Schumer affiliated with?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Why is Cortez news worthy when we have credible new-comers? Caleb Hanna, Youngest African-American State Legislator, is a Pro-Life Christian Republican stated,
    “I’m proudly a Christian conservative and was raised on the belief that success is built with hard work, commitment and dedication.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Why is everything on this site politics, politics, politics?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Then when you going to post it?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    There is no such thing as “white privilege”! There is such a thing as having shit for brains.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Has anyone but me noticed that almost every recounted close election was won by a Democrat How many extra boxes of uncounted votes were there setting out there, like in Florida. WE NEED VOTER ID. And we need to start NOW to protect the election in 2020. I think they manipulated 2018 midterms. How many votes compared to registered voters. PROTECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR NATION

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Need Voter IDs Now with photo and only issued if person produces birth certificate or passport or naturalization certificate!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    It is murder, assassination of those dear little souls, little girls and little boys. Women’s rights killing their own gender, hypocrites.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Kamala Harris just aligned herself 100 percent with the policies of Venezuela. For someone who is supposed to be an educated woman, she is showing her ignorance on economics, and successful forms of government. Why do people like her waste their lives on socialism?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    So much for global warming!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    It’s time to realize many Republicans are RINO’s(Republicans in name only) so if these so called Republicans and Democrats resist An American loving president……I must ask this question….. WHO ARE THEY SERVING???? IS THIS TREASON???

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2019 at 10:23 pm

      No, it is not treason. That charge is lurking around the WH.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2019 at 1:23 am

        And what are the specific acts of treason?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

          Conspiring with the Russians to bring down America.

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            Anonymous

            January 30, 2019 at 1:11 am

            Show the proof.

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            Anonymous

            January 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm

            2 days to show the proof. No response. Just another lying lib post.

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            Anonymous

            February 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

            Remember Trump’s meeting with Putin and nobody was there to attest to what was said and done? That is conspiracy with a foreign enemy. He didn’t even have an American interpreter with him. They used Putin’s interpreter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Dems WON’T support anything the Reps bring up, Reps WON’T support anything the Dems bring up, NEITHER will support anything the man who is TRYING help our country, they are TOO busy trying to hide and cover the corruption in Washington

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I find it almost amazing that literally daily I have some goofball talking up some other country that did this ONE thing and yet if you would bother to check, the United States sends personnel all over the known world to help out during any country’s difficulty. The rest of the world combined doesn’t come close to the things that we help out with as a nation.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    They want to divide the people so bad they figure no one will rise up against the government. I often thought about if I’m white and so horrible, why would anyone want me to support them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Seriously…some of my intelligent friends that harp on the alien abuse crap/wall no wall/illegal vs undocumented/Trump hates illegals, etc. make me insane. We are a sovereign nation (go ahead and Google a definition so you’re sure), we as citizens have rights that illegals DO NOT HAVE in our country as non-citizens(self-explanatory if you have normal brainwave patterns), and we have a friggin’ process in place that if it’s good enough for my wife, it’s good enough for every other non-citizen who wants to become one. PERIOD. That’s our current law, STHU and do it, or go away…we CERTAINLY don’t need any more in the “entitled idiot” pool, we have tons of liberals already. Good day.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Even the bid process for this debacle MC project is non legit. Only MC Youth hockey wins….

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      Mark G Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2019 at 10:55 am

      truth to that. MC as an overall loses.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Who is more corrupted, the County Attorney’s office, County Sheriffs office of the lost MC City Council????

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      Jen Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2019 at 10:57 am

      After woman sued the county and won 260k, I’d say it’s a toss up.

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    Rich Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing! WTF!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    To all Illegals go to New York for free college and housing and food the people of New York will pay for it!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Declare the emergency President Trump. A POS dem judge will block it. Request to fast track it to the Supreme Court. Given the conservative majority on the court, your emergency declaration should prevail. The hell with the dems!

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      Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2019 at 3:40 am

      You must not understand the American judicial system.

      Any such court challenge to a President’s order, would have follow the processes that exist. District courts hold the trials, the US Court of Appeals will hear any appeal to the lower courts decision. Then only may a case be appealed to SCOTUS. Mind you, SCOTUS has granted less than 1% of appeals to be actually heard by it.

      In other words, you cannot bypass one step to get to another.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    President Trump has a strategy. It ain’t over till it’s over. The dems can’t pass any laws without the President. It’s gonna get good. I don’t know how many rounds they’re gonna go, but it’s gonna be entertaining to say the least. Pres Trump 2020.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      RIGHT MORON, IT’S CALLED GRIDLOCK. REALLY GOOD FOR THE CONTRY

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        AW LOOK, A IDIOT TRYING TO CALL SOMEONE ELSE A MORON.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      trump in 2020 means 4 more years of this b.s. Is that what you want?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 27, 2019 at 2:52 pm

        Dems WON’T support anything the Reps bring up, Reps WON’T support anything the Dems bring up, NEITHER will support anything the man who is TRYING help our country, they are TOO busy trying to hide and cover the corruption in Washington

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    Rich Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    True colors happening today!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Only for liberals. The rest of us normal people are safe.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      So much for global warming!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 7:55 am

    You should be asking why they approved 50 mil under Obama and only a fraction was built. Where is that money? And why is funding it NOW a problem? There is SO much video evidence of all these Congress people agreeing to it the last 30 years. Why is it racist now???? Think.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Make it where congresses pay is affected by government shutdowns. This way if there is no productivity and the government shuts down they (all elected officials receiving a paycheck) would be without also!! They may actually start working for the people who elect them. Some in Congress are only concerned with ousting the President at any cost. Sad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 7:54 am

    We are working people unlike the cryin always offended libs that live in mommy’s basement making protest signs smoking pot and sucking on a slurpy wanting the nanny state to take care of them using our hard earned tax dollars. never heard anything so pathetic in my life, the left out there doing things?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2019 at 7:50 am

    You know it’s time we stop talking about term limits and actually start doing it. How do we get this started? I would love to make this Chuck and his friends last appointment. Also we can cut out the pensions and add them to SS like the people who voted for them. And while we’re at it how about we stop them from receiving speaking fees while they are in office because at $175k a year why are they getting rich in a public service job?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    The world will end in 12 years’ if climate change not addressed. Per the LIBS new deity.

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/426353-ocasio-cortez-the-world-will-end-in-12-years-if-we-dont-address

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    IParker Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Bringing back the death penalty in Iowa.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I have figured out what NBC stands for. Nothing But Crap !!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Dog and pony show for the liberal lemmings, swat teams and FBI with a 6AM raid to arrest a 70 something year old man. How did CNN know to be there to film it as it happened? Are the FBI and SWAT teams now notifying the press when they are about to make an arrest?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      Only on certain people.

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      JohnW Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      What will be the next official language for Iowa?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Apparently you do not understand Law Enforcement or professional journalism. It’s all in a days work ! With the FBI…they had to be prepared for Stone to have arranged for potentially escaping the country. Having armed bodyguards and transportation. These things are complicated and never easy. Stone has connections…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    President Trump put the American people ahead of everything else. Pelosi and Schumer only care about themselves, and they are a disgrace to America. Build the wall, whatever it takes.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      No he didn’t. He didn’t listen to the people, he listened to his ego and he got beat.

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    WINNING Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    PELOSI 2, TRUMP 0 . GAME OVER!!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Pelosi is so out of touch with most Americans and it is astounding what comes out of her mouth. A couple of days ago, she basically told government employees not getting paid to toughen up…and go to your fathers for money. Today she’s doing her happy dance and telling “those poor workers” she’s glad they are getting paid. She needs to crawl off her throne and get out in the real world like our President does.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      I can not stand Schumer and Pelosi. George Washington did not win the battle in a day. His troops fought without pay because they believed in what he was doing. If a furloughed employee is strapped monetarily after 30 days it proves they are not living within their means. The stunt at LaGuardia was staged by unions. Unions and the Democrats go hand in hand. I predict another shut down in 3 weeks.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

        Another shutdown? Another loss for Trump. He doesn’t want to lose again. This one probably gave him 3-4 new ulcers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 8:02 am

    If Mueller was really investigating Russian collusion he would be also investigating the DNC the Clinton campaign and the Clinton foundation. Muller is a political hack and should be taken out at the knees. Hes part of the corrupt deep state.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Republicrooks have been investigating the those for years, and have done nothing but waste a bunch of money and time. Give it up, there’s no there there.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2019 at 5:21 pm

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2019 at 5:51 pm

          I read it. What is the point? Don’t you think the committees who investigated the Clinton Foundation, the DNC, and the Clintons read it too? RIght now they are too busy lining up the charges against the Trumpster. He is toast.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 8:01 am

    It’s outrageous how food stamps are handled as party favors. I saw a group of seven adults at the register in a local market near me. EBT card covered the tab and they go out to the back of the station wagon, each person with an empty shopping bag and the woman with the card divvied out the groceries to each person from the load. When they saw me watching, all at once everyone got in the car and they drove off. Nice to see seven able bodied people just holding out their hands, palms side up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      You are a liar.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Things are not always what they seem . Could anyone on this site ever find a positive spin ??? Maybe she was sharing with family or friends who have no food.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 8:01 am

    My neighbors eat $21 steaks and lobster. Both smoke cigarettes and pot and have been caught with other drugs. Sucks to be working for a living. Oh, and Medicare, Medicaid, free meds, no co-pays, plus a monthly check.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:07 am

      How do you know what they eat? You breaking into their house and snooping? Stop making things up.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2019 at 12:55 pm

        Pull the prepuce back from over your eyes, and you’ll see it to.
        Bwaaaaaaaaaaa

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      You are lying.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I assure you food stamps are flowing well in Iowa. These people eat better than any working households that I know. Their bill was more than my sec check every month. And that ain’t f…ing funny. 98% of the EBT transfers I witnessed went for candy and grape nehi. The two or three times people actually bought milk and bread I was shocked.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 7:59 am

    After years and years of watching people trade their food stamps for alcohol and drugs other Commodities that they wish to have including selling them for cash I really doubt there’s going to be any starvation. Perhaps if people get hungry they will get up and fend for themselves. Maybe that is what is needed. A perfect time to get a job in this great economy that has more job openings than people to fill them.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

      They’re already hungry, and what they’ll do is come and take yours and they won’t be polite about it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Everytime and I do mean EVERY TIME a Democrat has made an accusation against President Trump about doing something well look no further than the accusers deflecting from themselves!!!
    Examples are Hillary Clinton accuses Russia hacked the election …find out DNC rigged/hacked the primaries against Bernie Sanders (FACT)
    Democrats accuse Trump of Russia collusion
    Trump- Russia collusion after 2 years investigated (no evidence)
    Hillary gives 20% of Our Uranium to Russia (FACT)
    So look no further with this latest accusation of Trump about a coup
    Follow the accuser and you will find the Democrats are plotting a coup against Trump…they are blatantly telling us what they are going to do

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Bull. If there was something to charge them with, do you think the RepubliCONS wouldn’t have have found it by now? They’ve been trying for years, and nothing!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Hillary gives 20% of Our Uranium to Russia (FACT)
      You are lying.

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    January 25, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Mason City Room January 15, 2019
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on January 15, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Adams, Lee, Thoma, Jaszewski, Masson, Symonds. Absent: None.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    The Mayor proclaimed January 18, 2019 as Coaches versus Cancer day.

    John Olson provided the 2018 CAFR Report

    City Administrator Burnett presented his Monthly Activity Report. Council comments and questions followed.

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda #8, #12, and #16 was removed to be acted on separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular, Special and Closed Minutes of January 2, 2019 and Worksession Minutes of January 8, 2019; Claims dated January 3 and 10, 2019 in the amount of $1,531,760.76; The Quarry – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; Sidewinder – Class C Liquor; Thai Bistro – New Owner – Class C Liquor; Hungry Mind – Special Class C Liquor; NIACC – premise update – Class C Liquor; Unaudited Financial Report; Appoint/Hire Nick Largent as Golf Club House Manager/Recreation Special Events; Appoint/hire Approve Danielle Crom as Mason City Police Department Administrative Assistant; Resolution No. 19-7, recognizing the high performance issued to the Mason City Housing Authority by HUD for achieving a 100% score for Division Management Capabilities; Resolution No. 19-8, approving and authorizing execution of an assignment of an agreement for private development from GCHM LLC and YMH-Torrance, Inc. to MHEC Land Trust (Mason City) and M.H. Equipment Company; Resolution No. 19-9, establishing the City of Mason City as fiduciary agent of the Equitable Sharing Agreement and certification requirements for the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force; Resolution No. 19-10, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to publish notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “Mason City Multi-Purpose Arena – Bid Package #2 (Structural Steel, Concrete Foundation, Ice Plant and Elevator), was presented. Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Mayor Schickel stated Item #16 would be acted upon separately.

    8. Appoint John Lee to the Landfill of North Iowa: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that the recommendation be approved. AYES: Masson, Jaszewski, Thoma, Masson, Symonds. Abstain: Lee

    12. Agreement with Kinect Energy for Solar Development: Motion, Adams, 2nd Jaszewski that Resolution No. 19-11, authorizing approval to enter into a Service Agreement Solar Development with Kinect Energy, Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the project. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Central Heights Paving Project: The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor called for comments and objections which were noted. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Adams that the public hearing be closed. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Lee; 2nd, Symonds that the Resolution No. 19-15, a Resolution of Necessity Proposed be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the number/percentage of objections, the cost to the property owners, the 19th Street project by Stone Pillar, what costs the City was picking up, etc. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Jaszewski to defer action on this to the February 5, 2019, Council Meeting AYES: All (Motion carried.) Resolution No. 19-, directing preparation of detailed plans and specifications, form of contract and notice to bidders on the Central Heights Paving Project 18-1012, was presented. Resolution No. 19-, ordering bids, approving plans, specifications and form of contract and notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to post notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs was presented.

    18A Grade Ordinance – “Central Heights Paving Project 18-1012”
    16. Lease Agreement for the Multi-Purpose Arena Space in Southbridge Mall: The Mayor opened the item up for public comments which were noted. The Mayor closed the public comments. Motion, Adams; 2nd, Thoma that the Resolution authorizing action to enter into a (taxable) lease agreement and levying a tax to pay said lease agreement be approved. Adams proposed an amendment regarding rent payments due for consideration by his colleagues. Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski to amend the lease agreement to include a provision that rent payments will only be paid by the City if the mall owner’s taxes are current with the County. Administrator Burnett stated the amended Resolution presented to the Council tonight was modified, advising the 10% profits were ambiguous and were changed to include a fixed amount which made the base rent $199,000 and that carried through the lease agreement. The Mayor asked if it was acceptable to both Adams and Jaszewksi that that amendment also be included in the amendment they just made with both Adams and Jaszewski concurring. AYES: Adams, Jaszewski, Lee, Symonds, Thoma. Abstain: Jaszewksi (Motion carried.) Discussion followed regarding maintenance of the mail, insurance, Youth Hockey and the lease agreement, etc. AYES: Adams, Thoma, Lee, Jaszewski, Symonds. NAY: Masson (Motion carried.)

    Mason City Hockey Arena – Bid Package #1 (Demo & Excavation): The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor called for comments and objections which were noted. There being no further comments, the Mayor asked for a motion and second to close the public hearing. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that the public hearing be closed. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Lee that Resolution No. 19-13, approving plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the “Mason City Hockey Arena – Bid Package #1 (Demolition and Excavation), be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the bids, publication requirements, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Bid Tabulation: The City Administrator submitted the bid tabulation with recommended bid from Charlson Excavating of Clear Lake, Iowa in the amount of $291,500/Unit Price $100.00 from Dean Synder Construction of Clear Lake, Iowa in the amount of $423,500/Unit Price $150.00. Motion, Jaszewki; 2nd, Thoma to approve the bid tabulation. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Lee that Resolution No. 19-14, award of contract to Dean Snyder Construction of Clear Lake, Iowa for the “Mason City Hockey Arena – Bid Package #1 (Demolition and Excavation), be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 9:35 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 4:01 am

      And no report that the Hockey group has paid their $2 million towards the project? Must have been lost in the paperwork.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Nasty Nancy has sold her soul to the devil.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      No, she hasn’t. He (the devil) is in the White House and she has turned him away. Too bad you still worship him. Will you still worship him when he is in prison?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Pelosi is a bitter old woman and needs to be booted. She’s the poster child for term limits!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2019 at 12:57 pm

          And the meat in chicken noodle soup!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Ok the native man is in his 60s so what he did at 18 isn’t too relevant but he lied over and over again. He was the aggressor and he was after a 15 or 16 year old kid who responded as gracefully as possible. If he feels insulted by that child’s completely innocent response there is no hope for any reason. He is right about one thing. The boy stole his thunder and made him look like a silly fool in the process. That is what the liar was really upset about. Way to go young man. You showed exactly how to handle an ignoramous.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Smart ass punk needs his ass kicked!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        Agreed. And the old man could probably do it

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2019 at 7:57 am

          A Buttercup like you sure couldn’t do it.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2019 at 11:59 am

            I know you couldn’t do it old man. My 2 year old granddaughter would kick your butt.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Keep up the good work Nancy. You and the Democrats are getting paid. I hear your going to call it a week after the Vote today. We pay these people $184.000. and the best medical care for 145 days of work. I think we are getting SCREWED

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Yes, by the Dumpster and Felonius Family.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Those of us in the private sector who regularly experience “dry spells” and customers who don’t pay their bills for months are NOT PARTICULARLY SYMPATHETIC to the plight of those federal employees with their generous pay, amazing benefits, and great pensions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Being in the private sector is not the same as living in your parents basement because you can’t get a job.

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        Vroom Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2019 at 11:24 am

        Cheer up, even you will get a job some day. So what if it is counting cans. Then you can pay your parents back for letting you suck off of them like you have been.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It’s easy to promise to give people other people’s money..it’s a promise that has never worked out for the people. The history that proves that goes clear back the Romans. I can’t imagine what Pelosi would do with absolute power over all of us. CA will find out in the near future what the Democrats will do with complete power.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Remember what happened to the Romans? Sure that’s the analogy you want to use?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Pelosi was elected by a sliver of the population of ONE state. She bullied enough people in her OWN party in the House to ‘win’ the speakership. We The People did NOT elect her. But the House is too cowtowed by her that they won’t do anything to stop her. She’s gone full-on fascist!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 10:27 am

    FIRST of many ‘pipe breaks’ in Southbridge Mall, plumbing serious issues that our city council has ignored in their “project”.

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      KenK Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      Could you give a little more information, inquiring minds want to know.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The economy is the best it has been in years, unemployment is low the Dow is the best it has been in years, the national product is the best it has been in years. What a bunch of morons on the left.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Everyone is afraid to be called racist or islamophobe. I’m not. I call them like I see them. This pig want’s sharia bullshit in America. Instead of living the American Dream she want’s Muslim misery. Wake up people, election”s matter more than ever. Take the time to register to vote or our future will be without ” BACON”.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2019 at 1:25 am

      You need to check your phobia. Its 2019, your kind is dying off.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Obama did more to hold back the Black people than Trump. Obama did nothing for the black people. Under Trump unemployment for blacks is at an all time llow. Under Obama it was much higher than even before he became President.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Minnesota you elected a representative who hates America, hates our freedoms and only seeks to promote her hateful agenda. Oh yes, she hates you too you useful tools. You must be so proud.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am

    She first said it was a security concern !! Now it’s an open the government concern ! I’ll tell you what it is, It’s a concern Pelosi and her cult will be called out for not negotiating with our President and pure old politics. IT’S GOING TO BLOW UP IN HER FACE AND ALSO SCHUMER !! This will go down in history unfavorable for Democrats !!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2019 at 7:52 am

    We love President Trump and still believing in him! What we don’t understand is giving in to Pelosi, it is beyond my comprehension. He knows too well that people will listen to his “Message” as everyone else’s saying do it like a “Rally,” and people are gonna be pouring in to wherever that may be held. No need for all self absorbed Demoncrats! President Trump, you are the Chief Executive and Director Of USA!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:23 am

      HAHAHAHAA the indictments have already started, and there’s lots more to come!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Nancy B. Pelosi is a LIBidiot. Please excuse the redundancy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    The MSM will be singing Pelosi’s praises on how wonderful she is in rescinding her invitation to the President to give his state of the union address. She is showing herself as a sullen, old lady having a snit. I hope all Americans furloughed will understand her refusal to negotiate.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Article II / Section Three: He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States. This does not say where. So, he could give it from the White House…can’t see the Speaker of the House

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      How about this – you look carefully at (b)(1) and (c) (2) of the following document-

      (b) Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to—
      (1) influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding;
      (2) cause or induce any person to—
      (A) withhold testimony, or withhold a record, document, or other object, from an official proceeding;
      (B) alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal an object with intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding;
      (C) evade legal process summoning that person to appear as a witness, or to produce a record, document, or other object, in an official proceeding; or
      (D) be absent from an official proceeding to which such person has been summoned by legal process; or
      (3) hinder, delay, or prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer or judge of the United States of information relating to the commission or possible commission of a Federal offense or a violation of conditions of probation [1] supervised release,,[1] parole, or release pending judicial proceedings;
      shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
      (c) Whoever corruptly—
      (1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or
      (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Send secret service to remove Pelosi. No more free airplane rides on military planes. No more free military bus rides.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    All your Democratic leaders fighting so hard against the wall previously voted for it in the past. Or, at minimum, spoke in favor of it. The lack of security on our border with Mexico is a crisis and has been ignored far to long by both parties. Trump is our only hope in getting real border security. I’m tired of our country being overrun with illegal immigrants

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Pelosi doesn’t own the building or the house. She works for the people. We pay her salary. She is one of the reasons we need term limits.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    You better do your due diligence and find out what the Democrats party is all about. And it isn’t for your best interest it’s for their own.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    The world will end in 12 years’ if climate change not addressed. Per the LIBS new deity.

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/426353-ocasio-cortez-the-world-will-end-in-12-years-if-we-dont-address

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Dems won’t open the government!! Dems need to fund the wall. The American people are sick of selfish Dems and dishonest reporting!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Bernie Sanders has never had a real job in his life. He went to Russia for his honeymoon. Collusion?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a demonstrated record of abusing the perks of office that give her access to military luxury travel paid for by taxpayers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Sounds like an audit is due on Pelosi and if travel was not authorized than the cost needs to be paid back. Hard to believe she can authorize her own budget expenditures. Kind of like the fox guarding the hen house, where are the checks and balances…Oh right Obama sent Iran 150 billion dollars without anyone’s authorization!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Pelosi also specified the special liquors, by brand, she wanted on the flights. It’s my understanding military flights don’t serve liquor on board. She acts like these are her personal planes with her specified flight crews. Pelosi should be billed for every flight as well as those billed who were on board. Bitch,, you were spending taxpayers’ money for your vacations, and none of them were troop related.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:05 am

    We should never have to pay for any liquor tab for any flight ! Food only and it should be PB and J sandwiches with a juice box and maybe an apple for dessert ! Tax payers have had enough

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I am so glad this is finally being brought out into the light. It isn’t just “her” flights. Pelosi takes family and friends with Pelosi who eat and drink and fly at our expense. These people need to be on a budget just as we are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Taxpayers need to be reimbursed for these expenditures. There needs to be a watchdog committee overseeing this wasteful use of our money. Expenses need to be detailed, not just one lump sum, alcohol excluded, no “tag along” family members, must have a purpose for going with a detailed report post trip. Guess what? All the monies saved can build the wall, probably many times over! What’s going on is a sin!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:03 am

    The media is owned by 8 wealthy individuals who want to see the one world order happen. Compliments of the deep state.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:31 am

      And seven of the eight are either foreigners or Republicrooks!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Ok so they vote to NOT pay a lot of the people not getting paid are democrats also. So how does anyone that is a democrat not understand that the leaders of the democratic party hate YOU just as much as they hate Trump.That said why do you still vote democratic?

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

      DON’T YOU EVER GIVE IT A REST? You should really see if you could get a cabinet appointment. I’m sure there will be an opening soon. Having a PhD. in political science, (also an investing wiz too.) should earn you a spot on the Trump merry -go -round.

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    Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I have written about making Mason City a better place, where people want to live. A civilized place to live. I have suggested laws that promote a more attractive community. Today’s item should be the regulation of snowmobiles within the City limits.

    Iowa State code has laws on the books for operation of snowmobiles, including operating on roadways, and proof of financial liability coverage (Iowa Code § 321.1(24B)). However, it does not address the operation of a snowmobile on private property where no express permission has been given.

    The City of Mason City, through Home Rule powers, has the ability to prohibit and enforce those acts. Operating on private property opens up all sorts of liability issues for the property owner. I propose that the City prohibit the following acts within City limits:

    *Operation of any snowmobile on private property, residential or commercial (as defined by law), without express permission of that owner shall be prohibited, and it’s operator charges with trespass for each property violated;
    *Any operator charged with operating a snowmobile in prohibited locations shall be fined $1,000 per violation;
    *Operation of a snowmobile shall be prohibited on:
    1. Bike paths
    2. Trails
    3. Sidewalks
    4. City Parks
    5. Utility rights of way
    *Any operator of a snowmobile operating on any railroad right of way shall be charged with Felony trespass;
    *Any citizen reporting the illegal operation of a snowmobile and where it is based, shall be awarded a bounty of $200;
    *Operators of snowmobiles operating on private property shall be liable for any and all damage to that property;
    *Property owners shall be free from any claim of all liability stemming from the illegal operation of a snowmobile on their property.

    These are not unreasonable laws. They are meant to protect the rights of private property owners. You will find that successful, growing communities already have such prohibitions in place, and enforce them.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

      “*Any operator of a snowmobile operating on any railroad right of way shall be charged with Felony trespass”; and/or shot.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    So things not so good at home Joni? Couldn’t make’em squeal?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Climate change is a natural thing that I have witnessed all of my over 70 years ! It is nothing new and has been around since the beginning of time, so don’t get your bowels in an uproar over something you cannot change !! Man has not changed it, we do not have that kind of power, God does !!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT, WASN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO BE IN VIET NAM AS WAS REPORTED BY THE ILLEGAL LYING NEWS MEDIA!

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      Just the facts Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      If you’re talking about Trump then you’re an absolute moron, although we already figured that out from your constant ramblings. The president was born in 1946. The war basically got started on a large scale in 1964 when Trump was 18 and didn’t end until until 1975 when Trump was 27. I get you’re a dipshit, but basic math shouldn’t be beyond your capabilities.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

        Not talking about Trump at all. Talking about that old Indian who harassed those school kids and then claimed he was a Viet Nam vet. He lied about it all.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2019 at 11:51 am

          He was in the military from 1972-76. He could have been sent to Nam. Those kids got off easy. Now there is video of them harassing girls.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

      I’m 63, graduated high school in 74, enlisted, and got sent straight to Vietnam.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I’m sorry…but can someone explain to me WHY we are so concerned with prisoners rights??? They should be treated with the same care and compassion they showed to get where they are!! This BS its to hot, it’s to crowded the foods not good enough…cry me a river

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 11:09 am

      To bad they couldn’t have served a year in Iraq during the war. They would have then realized how good they have it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2019 at 8:59 am

        Is this Drug Pusher Mike F. shooting off his mouth again?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

          No, when was he in Iraq, and with who?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm

          Nope, it is just you, you old coot. Go back to bed.

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          Wiedemeyer Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2019 at 3:35 pm

          I remember him, everyone thought he was goofy. Shooting at shadows in the desert.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    What about politicians that are in office? background checks and drug test! they should live by the laws they pass if they think they are such good laws Obama care is a great example!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Starting with Trump. His dilated pupils tell a pretty alarming story. He sounded loaded during the State Of The Union speech last year, too.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 22, 2019 at 6:04 pm

        You should start with Pelosi. It is pretty obvious with her.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 8:21 am

    THEY DON’T INFLUENCE ME HOW I VOTE I DON’T CARE WHO THEY ARE I AM WITH TRUMP AND PENCE

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      RIIIGHT ! Don’t confuse me with facts. I’ve made up my mind.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

        You shouldn’t speak about something you don’t have and don’t understand.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    We need to know what’s in the minds of some days wako singers and actors so we can choose to watch them or not. Not knowing the truth about them does not give us the opportunity to turn them off?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I’m really confused on how AOC went to college! Let alone graduating high school! Who the heck voted for her?! Did they do it as a joke?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I also think there needs to be a limit on the taxpayers paying for the POTUS vacations. After that limit, they pay for their own – they have the $. And also this business of taxpayers paying for every POTUS/family secret service protection for LIFE after they leave office is crazy and unnecessary….who wants to shoot Jimmy Carter? Every POTUS leaving office is a millionaire. If they want ss protection, they can pay for their own. Then there’s Pelosi who’s a multimillionaire and the taxpayers can pay for her jetting around and pay for her food & booze?…..bullshit! I hope Trump really slaps it to them!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      The only thing Trump is slapping is his monkey, or choking his chicken or hammering a Mexican maid at his resort

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2019 at 10:59 pm

        What’s your source for this? Buzzfeed? Typical LIBUFFOON post.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 22, 2019 at 4:12 am

        Like Obama bowing down to the arabs and sultons. And his wife always bad mouthing the USA.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

        Purely conjecture!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    It’s sad to see that both groups cannot cross their own party line to help the American people( for whom they work) be more secure, able to work, and just live peaceably. Wish the Dems would let their own agenda go. The President is willing to compromise… work together please.

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Your first sentence says both groups need to get away from the party line and compromise. Then you state the Dems need to let their agenda go and that Trump is willing to negotiate. So, what you really mean is the Dems need to give in to Trump and that is what you call compromise. Ha ha.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Democrats should be ashamed the way they treat our First Lady! If anyone did this to Obama they’d be in jail, democrats just-proving how intolerant and hateful and disgusting they have become! Pure jealousy on their part!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      This is the most hilarious thing posted today. You think that Michelle Obama wasn’t criticized? Holy crap where were you from 2008-16?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm

        He was around just had his head too far up his A**

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the rights of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall it not be infringed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Dems are doing everything , except their job.They’ve been galavanting, with lobbyists, in Puerto Rico, Making appearances on Late Night shows, Iowa, and even Dentist’s offices to launch their 2020 presidential campaigns. Time to show who the obstructionists are!

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    2nd Floor Conf. Room, City Hall 1-17-19
    Mason City, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    COUNCIL WORKSESSION

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in Worksession pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall at 6:00 P.M., on January 17, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called, there were present, Mayor in the Chair Schickel and the following Council Members: Lee, Jaszewski, Adams, Thoma, Symonds, Masson. Absent: Masson (arrived at 6:44 p.m.)

    Finance Director Jacobson broke the discussion down into funds (Capital improvements by fund yearly comparison, General Projects Fund, Storm Sewer Fund, Ambulance, Sanitation Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund, Local Option Sales and Service Tax, Road Use Tax Fund, G.O. Bonds, Outside Funding Sources).

    Conclusion: Jacobson stated with the projects discussed the following increases would apply for Enterprise Funds:

    $1.19 water increase
    $0.43 sewer
    $0.55 sanitation
    $1.00 storm sewer
    $3.17 a month Utility Rate & Levy Increase or a yearly increase of $38.01 for the average homeowner

    Jacobson advised the minimum bill for an average homeowner was in the $60.00 a month range so this was roughly an overall increase of 5%.

    Mayor Schickel asked how we compared to other cities with Jacobson stating our Sanitation fees were really low and we were in the 40% range for sewer and storm sewer. He stated the water rates were in the 65% range based on other cities.

    Jacobson noted Emergency Management had outgrown their space at the Police Department and were looking to purchase a building with the City’s share of the purchase being in the neighborhood of $28,000 and that would be incorporated into the Operating at the next Council Worksession.

    The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:00 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron, Burnett, City Clerk

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 10:59 am

    While I am not sticking up for trump, I also remember another presidential statement, “mission accomplished” that turned out not to be true, at the cost of over 6000+ American lives. So you see, it’s not over, until it’s over, and all American soldiers are out of Syria. As for Benghazi, I still have my theories, and will have until somebody is brought to justice. It’s sad that we have to go to war and then have our government cover up things that happened. Me thinks that your hatred for trump overshadows anything that’s happened before that turns out to be not completely true. Since Viet Nam, our government has lied to us about things that went on during wars and tried to cover it up. Sadly, the truth will come out eventually.

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 11:18 am

      I am not sure I understand your “brought to justice” statement. Who is going to be brought to justice? Should we blame Bush for cutting funds to our embassies so their security was weaker? Should we bring to justice President Obama for trying to downplay what happened? Should be bring to justice Hillary Clinton for not immediately sending troops in who would have arrived too late to help (from all the reports I have read)?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

        (from all the reports I have read) put out by government controlled news. Sure you can trust your government, just ask the American Indian.

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          anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2019 at 7:19 pm

          Oh thanks. I didn’t realize this was deep state shit too.

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            Anonymous

            January 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

            Well, now you know.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Why the hell buy a property when there are buildings empty all over town the nobody wants. Do like do on other buildings condemn them and let the city take them over.

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Got a question for all you Trump loving numbskulls. Where is your outrage at the 4 Americans killed in Syria last week? The official government statement has changed at least 3 times since the report was made public. ISIS claimed credit for the attack and Trumpie stated we had all but eradicated them and we were starting to pull out our troops immediately? Remember Benghazi? You still haven’t got those conspiracy theories out of your mind yet and you sit on your hands during this debacle.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      What part of “ALL BUT” is so hard for a idiot like you to understand. He said they were defeated in Syria not wiped out you friggin idiot. Of course Obama said they were gone long before that. You truly are a Dumb Ass Liberal with zero brains and no balls.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 22, 2019 at 5:57 pm

        Why has the story changed 3 times then? You can call me whatever you want but you don’t know me so it doesn’t matter to me what you think. I suspect you don’t think much.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      By the way Dumb Ass, those people would have been there even after we had pulled the troops out.. They were operatives and not combat.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      YES #TRUMPSBENGHAZI

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I just hope that our citizens can see how much the democrats don’t care about our safety, security, or well being.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I hope Harris picks Cortez as a running mate, it’s going to be a glorious next six years for America under our current commander-in-chief Donald Trump #

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 8:24 am

      He can’t govern when he is in prison.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 8:57 am

      That’s liar-in-chief.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      Maybe Harris and Cortez will take turns pissing on Wally Bonespurs. That’s what he likes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Can only hope Harris is held to the same scrutiny that she put Kavanaugh through during his confirmation hearing!! Her past should be put on full display for America to see,including her high school yearbooks!! Take a look at what’s happening in California,this Senator is a product of that!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:22 am

    California politicians can’t even help their own state! Please have Harris as the choice Democrats! Please make it that easy!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:21 am

    5b for humanitarian issues, technology, more border patrol, training, judges, and the wall. It takes at least 155b to support illegals and climbing. Diseases, drugs, sex trafficking coming over. I love my country and want it safe. We the American people are not being held hostage. Build the wall

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Reasonable? Trump has bent over backwards. And they’re not just after President Trump. Democrats are happy to destroy the last best hope of freedom on earth. This is all on Democratic Leadership. Pitiful.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      No, Trump has bent over forwards…bent over forwards for Vladimir Putin. Trump, the draft dodging coward is Putin’s little bitch.
      Trump has been in panic mode for a long time, and his fragility and fear oozes from his pores.
      The Conservative movement has thrown in with a traitor. That should tell Americans all we need to know about them.
      They voted for the color of his hat and didn’t realize that wasn’t Republican Red but Russian Red.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Now they all have something to say . For years they have been in government . For years they have promised to fix immigration laws . For years they have promised to protect our borders . An for years they have done nothing This mess is on the hands of our government .
    And now they are trying to blame a man who wasn’t even in politics . Give me a brake . All of you get your butts to work . An protect America now . Or get out of office .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Now that’s irony.. a muslim women wearing a hijab promoting women’s rights and equality. Does she know what Islam teaches and how they persecute women and homosexuals in Middle East countries?

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      Tolerance is Important Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      I am sure she does but she lives in America. It might be ironic but I believe it is bravery also. She is standing up against those who pervert religion to fit their own needs.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2019 at 8:16 am

        What the hell do you think she is doing???

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          Tolerance is Important Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2019 at 9:55 am

          Can you read? I stated she was standing up to the people who perverted her religion.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    If Linda hates our way of life so much! What is waiting for? Move to Saudi, where women just got the right to enter sports stadiums and they are only allowed to sit in family designated areas. How’s that for progressive Linda? I wish they’d rename their group because they do NOT represent most women.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    These women in the women’s march are enemies of this nation. They should be tried, convicted, and jailed. I prefer the old punishment for treason…but oh well. Another great left wing group.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      You bet they are enemies because our Constitution forbids dissension from the party that is in power. It also forbids freedom of speech.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Do they realize medicare pays hardly anything? Believe me, I am on it, and if you do not have supplemental ins. you are screwed. Plus medicare is not free. There is a monthly premium for it, and yet we paid into it for years, and sometimes twice if you held more than one job.

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      ANON Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Do you have any idea of how much insurance costs today? That is why you have to pay a little extra for Medicare. What you put in would probably run out within a couple of years. If you can’t afford a supplemental policy, go out and get a job.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Congress stole the Medicare trust fund – do you really think we are going to entrust more money to you – only the rich and congress would be able to get decent health care

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Replace the word congress with republicans in this, and it will be correct

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 20, 2019 at 6:03 pm

        It was the Democrats who “Borrowed” the money and never paid it back. That is stealing but not unsuspected from criminals like you.

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          Observer the Original Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2019 at 4:23 am

          It was two parts of the Government (executive and legislative), which for decades thought that Medicare and Social Security, was adequate for citizens to live on.

          One cannot survive on what both programs provide, even if they worked their entire lives. One illness can ruin a person financially.

          It is both branches of Government in recent decades, which has allowed Corporations and Private Equity firms, to pillage pensions and benefits that employees had hoped to be there when they retired.

          From Wisconsin Steel, to Marsh Supermarkets, corporations and private equity firms have thus far legally taken funds from pension schemes, pocket the proceeds, and put people on the dole.

          Then you have had decades of legislators and Governors, Left and Right, under fund pension liabilities in Illinois – legally. And so far, no one has really lifted a finger to make it right (sure, they all posture and puff their chests for the camera, but allow the situation continue to continue out of control).

          It is not socialistic thinking, that if you make a promise or guarantee to someone, you should live up to your word. No matter if that promise was made as an altruistic act, or a negotiated deal.

          After all, they don’t have to subside on $800 a month, stale bread, and donated food to make ends meet!

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            Anonymous

            January 21, 2019 at 8:18 am

            In other words Politicians are crooks and are the problem. We should put in TERM LIMITS and get them out before they can do more damage.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    ‘We held them accountable’: Woman awarded $260,000 in wrongful arrest lawsuit against Cerro Gordo County after a judge ordered warrant was changed by sheriff’s department and county attorney. PROOF corruption runs blind in CG County. When is North Iowa going to vote out this corruption???

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      We call that jail the death chamber after numerous “monitored” inmates go there and never come back out.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 20, 2019 at 7:17 am

        Just cleaning the swamp, naturally.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 20, 2019 at 8:46 am

          Illegally is more like it. The fact she didn’t get her medication for 10 days is typical of CG jail. They are going to kill someone by denying them meds as is their policy.

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            Anonymous

            January 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm

            Your first posting didn’t say anything about medication. You stated that she was wrongfully arrested, and got paid very well for it. Get your story straight the first time.

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            Anonymous

            January 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

            That was my only post and I simply stated what I read in the article. You should read articles before you comment.
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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Mason City Ford is just as guilty

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        Did they wrongfully arrest somebody?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      FAKE NEWS:

      True Activist is an extreme left, conspiracy, propaganda
      news and opinion website with overt left wing bias in reporting and wording. Has a poor record with consensus science and publishes some conspiracies and always propaganda articles.

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    retread Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Buzz Feed! A perfect example of FAKE NEWS! What a rag. They should be sued into oblivion.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday disputed a news report claiming President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about the timing of discussions over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

        Bob Mueller is a traitor. He lies and his investigation is a sham. Why would we believe him?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 1:17 pm

          Mueller served 12 years as director of the FBI, the longest tenure since J. Edgar Hoover, but his law enforcement career was marked by a number of high-profile cases long before he rose to the top, including the investigation of mobster John Gotti, Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega and the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. According to Lisa Monaco, a former chief of staff, the Lockerbie case affected him particularly. For years later, Mueller quietly attended the December memorial services organized by the families.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm

          Mueller said he was inspired to serve in Vietnam because of the combat death of Princeton classmate and friend David Hackett. Mueller enlisted with the Marine Corps and graduated from the Army’s demanding Ranger school before ending up leading a rifle platoon in Vietnam in 1968. When his men came under heavy attack at Mutter’s Ridge, he kept his cool, supervised the evacuation of casualties and led a team into enemy territory to rescue a wounded Marine. He was awarded a Bronze Star with a V distinction for combat valor.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

          You appear to be the Traitor ! You would rather have Vladimir Putin as President ?? If, Trump pulls us out of NATO, and we lose our Allies, he is in ! Just like Khrushchev said back in the day..America will destroy itself from within. Do you have a clue what Communist Russia stands for ??? Any Communist country..Dictatorship, no freedoms for the people. They can put you to death for no reason. You cannot have a church.. One bank..no choices. Businesses taken over by the Government. Gulags where you can be held prisoner for speaking out against the Govt. You clearly missed History classes and Current events. We are also strange bedfellows with Communist Dictator Kim Jung Oon… He had his own brother killed for disagreeing with him. Both Russia and N. Korea have the nuclear power to blow us to smithereens !! Wake up and smell the Napalm !

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            Anonymous

            January 20, 2019 at 11:34 am

            You must be the jar head who was so tough he spent his career as a desk jokey and now thinks he can talk about men.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Executive action here we come!
    Declared State of Emergency, cut the House out of the loop.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    30 days of furlough for federal employees starts Reduction In Force and permanent layoffs for inessential positions. Trump can now declare a national emergency, take funds from the defense budget (that was increased in the last budget), fund the wall, and open the government back up at a reduced payroll level. That saves American taxpayers money on the back end, while decreasing the size of waste. Time to get it done, with or without the democrats.