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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Just think. Social Security gets taxes on what they get. Then you have to buy your Medicare, Then if you let people coming in America unlawfully, they get $3000, rent free homes, health care, food stamps, the list is more. Trump will get the wall and liberals are heading to hell…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Climate change is a JOKE! I remember worse winters in the 70’s and Longer Cold spells in the 80’s …
    Remember when AL Gore said there would be no ice caps left by 2013?
    Both poles still covered in ICE! These are just Retarded scare tactics the Libtards use to persuade the Dimwitted toward more of their Socialist BULLSHIT!!!!@!

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 9:59 am

    2nd Floor, City Hall March 4, 2019
    Mason City, Iowa 5:30 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 5:30 P.M., on March 4, 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: Adams, Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Lee. Absent: Masson (arrived 5:39 p.m.)

    1.Presentation and update form Gatehouse on Hotel and Conference Center: Administrator Burnett stated this had been a long process to get to this point, advising there had been several versions and what was in front of the Council was a greatly improved proposal that blended aesthetics, function and interconnected with Music Man Square and was a great project.

    David Rachie with Gatehouse thanked everyone, stating it felt like a homecoming and believed staff had done a great job bringing this forward. He discussed the increase in construction costs and interest rates and bonding and the challenged they faced with Music Man Square deciding not to move their museum and how they considered Mason City Community Theatre, but after further review realized that would not work. He stated the building they settled on was efficient with the first two floors being the convention center with the bar and lounge and breakout space set over 25,000 square feet which was approximately 3,000 square feet more than the last one. He referred to the structure stating it was fairly generic and they were slated with Hyatt, but were also looking at other ones and in the end would “tweek” the structure to look more like Mason City.

    5:39 Masson entered Council chambers.

    Jaszewski asked about parking with Rachie stating with advent of the Talon development parking had changed a little, but they would work around that.

    Lee stated he was not worried about the parking and asked when the doors would open with Rachie stating timing was a concern and they needed to start very quickly because vertical was super important and if they had to wait until spring it would be 20 months from that start date ultimately however, everyone had to be comfortable and they did not want to rush things, but reiterated timing was becoming a problem.

    Burnett stated he had talked to IDEA and as long as the City met the contingencies (financing for the hotel), the arena would be included in the capture of the reinvestment district regardless of completion, even if the hotel hadn’t opened yet.

    Lee asked if this was the same quality hotel with David stating the product of the hotel would be the same because of the brand, adding he liked what was modeled now better and how conventions now were different than in the past, advising breakout space was important and believed what was present was “future proof”.

    Lee stated he was super excited and thanked Rachie for stepping back into this.

    Adams referenced a letter from Hyatt in 2017 and asked if they were still showing interest with Rachie stating nothing had changed and the next step would be preconstruction or construction and they will then immediately put in the application and go from there.

    Adams asked about financing with Rachie stating hotel financing was always difficult because banks did not understand it, so they had to go to someone who specialized in that and reviewed the different financing models.

    Adams asked about the State being on board with the tax capture for the reinvestment program with Burnett stating staff would continue to work with the State regarding eligible sources of revenue and the reinvestment.

    Thoma questioned whether there was a possibility of slipping out of the high end brands with Rachie stating “No”, explaining when doing a convention center it should be a Mariott, Hilton or Hyatt in that order and couldn’t imagine anything but a Hyatt right now.

    Thoma asked if there was any kind of environmental impact with Rachie stating they do not go after a LEAD certification, but build to LEAD specifications, adding this was basically rock so he did not think there would be a lot of impact.

    Masson asked what was different this time with Rachie stating Gatehouse had not been in this place before. The City changed horses in the middle of it and what happened was something that should not have ever happened.

    Jaszewski inquired about the ballroom with Rachie stating it had gone up a floor.

    Lee mentioned negotiations were tough and everyone was trying to do what was best and believed the City had a great project last time and a great project now. He asked about the skywalk with Burnett stating they just had a meeting on that. Rachie outlined what was new, explaining they had been able to raise the skywalk to 17½ feet which saved the City money.

    Mayor Schickel agreed it was an exciting plan, stressing he liked the layout.

    Adams asked when a development agreement would be coming before the Council with Burnett stating as soon as possible, emphasizing they wanted it to be deliberate and completed appropriately, but there were still some changes and issues to work through.

    Further discussion followed regarding management of the facility and the status of Music Man Square with an explanation by Rachie that Gatehouse would be leasing space from MMS and MMS would receive a percentage of the rentals, stressing Music Man Square was struggling and Gatehouse would guarantee they would make “X” amount of money in a given year.

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:11 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

    Publish 3-13-19
    Emailed 3-7-19

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Ah, Donny Dimwit again talking about something he knows nothing about.
    You have to admit the “man” is an absolute master of his craft – utter incompetence.
    Trump never fails to prove he is an moron and neanderthal.
    His level of abject stupidity continues to reach record levels.

    History books will forever show that a colossal ignoramus was elected by an outdated Electoral college in 2016.
    “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” – Donald Trump Nov. 2012

    You notice that the all the people elected as President but lost the popular vote, and became President are Republican?
    Rutherford B. Hayes 1876
    Benjamin Harrison 1888
    George W. Bush 2000
    Donald Trump 2016

    Ya Donny you were right about one thing, the electoral college was a disaster for a democracy.

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    Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 9:10 am

    The first part of the Highline project is complete, the purchase of the corridor. And much faster than anticipated.

    But, in reading about it, they only plan on a gravel trail. Nothing really exciting about that considering what other areas of the country are doing. One which really caught my eye was the Route of the Badger.

    True, the hub of the system emanates in Milwaukee, a metro area, where funding is a bit easier than a small town like Mason City. But that really is not the end of the world considering what Rails-To-Trails said this summer, that there is an estimated $800 million in Federal grants available for regional trail networks every year (transportation grants).

    Then there is State funds in the form of STBG-TAP flex funds.

    One of the reasons I support this, is that the Highline, and other connecting trails create a better quality of living in our community. It promotes safer streets for both people on bikes, and motor vehicles. (what is not to like about that?)

    In many areas of the country, trail systems are use by a larger segment of the community than say, a hockey rink.

    The Highline, should be just the hub of a network of trails we already have. It should have trailheads such as between 3rd Street NE and 4th Street NE also at 19th Street SE; featuring a shelter and parking. It should offer both paved and gravel paths for different users (bikes versus runners). The corridor should be lighted, on low level poles to respect adjoining property owners. Evergreens and other types of privacy plants for multiple reasons should line at least one side of the trail. It should connect existing features of our community. Look at East Park, where there are walkers year round – every day.

    But, if you aim low, and settle for a gravel path, it may not be as welcoming as the other existing trails (Mason City to Clear Lake for example).

    And it is not some pie in the sky project. It is attainable, as other communities have proved all over the country.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Great comment. The Highline Trail should be made as nice as possible and thought through thoroughly so that it has the most impact possible on the community in a positive way. The trail could show newcomers that Mason City is progressing and actually a fun place to live.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Several years ago I rode the Elroy/Sparta trail out of Sparta WI. It was covered in limestone/lime chips, that was packed very hard yet comfortable to ride on. I would (assume) that is what would be used here instead of (gravel).

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Funny because under trump he ended the caging of children started by the Democrats and not to mention that we have the best economy the world has ever seen that means the lowest unemployment rate ever and the highest rate on the stock market so good job letting your hate come thru, remember hate never wins stop acting like a child throwing a temper tantrum snowflake

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

    AOC’s dumber than a box of rocks and my 4 year old niece makes words from her alphabet soup that are more coherent than AOC. Thank you Democrats for electing her and thank you even more for supporting her!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez graduated cum laude in economics and political science and had an asteroid named after her after winning second place in the microbiology division of the nation’s largest and most prestigious high school science fair. She’s far smarter than you, obviously.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I don’t see Republicans pushing for the murder of innocent children.
    I don’t see Republicans pushing for illegal immigrants to influence our elections.
    I don’t see Republicans pushing to have 33,000 buildings a day to be completely revamped to use green energy in the next 10 years with no funding to pay for it.
    I don’t see Republicans spewing hate speech against Jewish people….you know, Like the Muslims did.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Those who don’t see are known as “blind”.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Occasional Cortex is the future of the Democratic Party. Makes me proud to be Conservative.
    There is not gonna be a Democratic Party the way they’re going! No one is going to ever believe a democrat except they’re illegals and corrupt followers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Coming from the mentally ill liberal that supports killing babies at the point of birth and don’t know what bathroom to use that think it’s all right for a man to use a woman’s bathroom because he thinks he’s a woman and remember mentally ill liberal there’s only two genders I support the pussy grabber unlike Obama the Dick grabber

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:17 am

    What’s wrong with this picture by California? Save the murderers kill the babies. That’s some motto to live by!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Dick’s reports limp earnings. Those buildings will make nice coffee joint (not Starbucks…my bad!). The NRA Institute for Legislative Action should buy the first one that goes out of business and turn it into an indoor shooting range!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:16 am

    The Leftists were actually the Nazis!! Look it up darlin. The American Leftist changed the narrative after WWII. Facts honey, not feelings….. Hitler’s followers were The Original Left….. guess people who can’t read don’t know this….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Every morning I wake up thankful I’m not a brainwashed anti American liberal POS. The state of California has gone zero days without being a national embarrassment

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:15 am

    See I knew it would all come out. Obama was in on it from the get go. He lied to the American people when he said he didn’t find out until he read it in the newspaper. When he lied because he gave the order to stand down. Wow. That’s a crime people. He was as crooked as Hillary

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Nearly three years later and yet not a single indictment of the guilty! Tens of millions of dollars absolutely wasted on fake Russian collusion hoaxes and the only possible benefits for such investigations is being ignored! There is a clear and present danger in allowing this criminal injustice to continue to be ignored. We the People want Justice served for the crimes committed by the Obama administration!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:14 am

    LOCAL MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU AND EXPLAINS WHY.
    Muslim parents have demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb. It seems it is offensive to the Muslim families and shows much disrespect. The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents in the municipality to explain why.The following is what the note stated:..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

      LIAR

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 13, 2019 at 8:24 am

        You can deny the truth all you want, but you can’t change it, you freakin Dumb Ass!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 13, 2019 at 8:35 am

          This story is fake news and you know it. You keep deleting the link to prove that but that doesn’t change the facts. Typical Trump minion.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Probably because mayors have nothing to say about school menus. What BS.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:13 am

    “Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that is where they chose to immigrate. They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec. They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.” “They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (Whereas the reverse is not true, in that ALL Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants.). “They must also understand that, no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity nor their culture. And if Canada is a land of welcome, it is not just the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole. “ “Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain. Therefore, the municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.” “For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Shariah law. If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. So, ask yourself the question, just once, “Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from?” “A canteen with pork is part of the answer…”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

      LIAR

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 13, 2019 at 8:25 am

        You can deny the truth all you want but you can’t change it. Typical Liberal Snowflake trick.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 13, 2019 at 8:36 am

          This is fake news and you know it. You keep deleting the link that shows it is false but that doesn’t change the facts. Typical Trump minion.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:11 am

    When I’d hear Obama speak off teleprompter, I’d say, “Forget law school, how the hell did this joker graduate highschool? Affirmative Action just does so much.” Then, there was arrests made of a group of people who were, not only taking tests for people, they would attend class as well. The really bad part was, one of the people was a blonde woman who sat in for a dark skinned man…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Who loves it when Trump pisses off the Democratic Party and their delusional supporters on a daily basis..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:09 am

    No, but Warren’s new campaign song is Half Breed by Cher.
    Obama going to college as a foreign student when he claims to have been born in Hawaii.
    The elite think they can do what they want but tell us what we should do….
    The colleges knew what was going on and they didn’t stop it because of greed and status ….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Anyone wearing a MAGA hat doesn’t need a safe place. Anyone trying to bully them on the other hand might want to look for one. I still can’t stop laughing that a hat melts people down. Oh sorry, I mean “triggers”. Good lord, there is free mental health counseling out there you know! Please seek it. You are embarrassing yourselves!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Little Adam Shit is just another progressive liberal fascist socialist racist democrat liar Bet good money,All records of these communications will cease to exist shortly
    This Lisa Page needs to be held accountable for her corruption. Sad that so many were involved in all this corruption. Hold them accountable.
    The Democrats launched an investigation against President Trump to get rid of him before he discovered their dirty deeds and it goes all the way from these two agents throughout the entire agency all the way up to Hillary ,Obama and Lynch and others!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 8:07 am

    This and many other documents is why the Chuck and Nancy show no longer are pursuing impeachment. As soon as all of these things shut Mueller down we will see indictments flying in from every direction.

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    Ron Blong Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Trump speaks with Boeing CEO after crash raises concerns.
    Trump tweeted early in the day that planes “are becoming far too complex to fly.”
    “This is Donald Trump. I need to speak to Dennis Boeing immediately!”

    Trump Knows:
    1. Tim Apple
    2. Dennis Boeing
    3. Jeff Amazon

    Trump doesn’t Know:
    4. Jack Shit ✓

    Trump probably asked if we could go back to coal powered planes…
    I take it Trump will not be taking credit for worldwide commercial aviation safety this year like he did in 2017.

    It would be nice at times like this if we didn’t have a bumbling self-obsessed moron as President…who likes to pretend he’s some kind of advanced airplane engineer.
    We will survive.. but what an embarrassment he is and worse.. what an embarrassment his supporters are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    The Democrats launched an investigation against President Trump to get rid of him before he discovered their dirty deeds and it goes all the way from these two agents throughout the entire agency all the way up to Hillary ,Obama and Lynch and others!
    This and many other documents is why the Chuck and Nancy show no longer are pursuing impeachment. As soon as all of these things shut Mueller down we will see indictments flying in from every direction.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    This Lisa Page needs to be held accountable for her corruption. Sad that so many were involved in all this corruption. Hold them accountable.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Anyone wearing a MAGA hat doesn’t need a safe place. Anyone trying to bully them on the other hand might want to look for one. I still can’t stop laughing that a hat melts people down. Oh sorry, I mean “triggers”. Good lord, there is free mental health counseling out there you know! Please seek it. You are embarrassing yourselves!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    The elite think they can do what they want but tell us what we should do….
    The colleges knew what was going on and they didn’t stop it because of greed and status ..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Yes, the rich Republicrook elite need to be dealt with.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Obama going to college as a foreign student when he claims to have been born in Hawaii.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    No, but Warren’s new campaign song is Half Breed by Cher.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Who loves it when Trump pisses off the Democratic Party and their delusional supporters on a daily basis

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Chelsea got a free ride to Stanford. How does that happen? And then a 300k job upon graduation….how does that happen? Hmmmm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      That is what is wrong with this country, you dimwit. The rich and the powerful take care of the rich and powerful. They don’t care about you and me because they believe they are above us. Trump’s troops.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    When I’d hear Obama speak off teleprompter, I’d say, “Forget law school, how the hell did this joker graduate highschool? Affirmative Action just does so much.” Then, there was arrests made of a group of people who were, not only taking tests for people, they would attend class as well. The really bad part was, one of the people was a blonde woman who sat in for a dark skinned man.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Wow. That is the pot calling the kettle black. I am surprised you can read.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    You mean like lying on you college admission and saying you’re from Kenya or are a Native American?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    “Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that is where they chose to immigrate. They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec. They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.” “They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (Whereas the reverse is not true, in that ALL Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants.). “They must also understand that, no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity nor their culture. And if Canada is a land of welcome, it is not just the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole. “ “Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain. Therefore, the municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.” “For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Shariah law. If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. So, ask yourself the question, just once, “Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from?” “A canteen with pork is part of the answer.”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Wow! What a great post. No wonder you drive the LIBS crazy. And it’s not a long trip.

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

        Before you have an orgasm about how great you think Anonymous is,he finds comments in other right-wing sites and copies and pastes or plagiarizes.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 13, 2019 at 6:12 am

          No he doesn’t. I get my news from Google News and never go on a right wing site. I do look at the Government Sites and the Social Security Site which is something you should try you Dumb Ass Liberal.

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            Anonymous

            March 14, 2019 at 4:29 pm

            Could you possibly provide a link to your Google news article where this was printed? Why, you might ask? Because it is not true. Google does their checking a little better than that and wouldn’t print something like this.

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    MAHA Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    TRUMP IN 2015: “I am the first & only GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.”

    TRUMP BUDGET: Cuts Social Security by $25 billion, Medicare by $845 billion, and Medicaid by $1.5 trillion.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Medicaid is NOT Social Security you Dumb Ass and they are not cuts to Social Security. They are reduction in cost due to better management, drug cost reduction and fraud reduction. You sure are stupid.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        And you, sir, are delusional. I truly don’t understand how the party of Ronald Reagan can support a president who is increasing the national deficit at such an alarming rate.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

          He’s a expert in bankruptcy and bonespurs.

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        MAHA Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

        Where did I say that Social Security is Medicaid? He is cutting all three after saying he would not cut any of them. A cut is a cut.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 13, 2019 at 6:13 am

          Hey stupid, he is cutting waste and fraud which means people like you are out of luck.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 10:11 am

    NIACC College Board Meeting for the Month of March 2019

    DATE:

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    TIME/PLACE:

    5:30 p.m.: Board Dinner/Workshop
    NIACC Campus – Activity Center – Room 128A

    7:00 p.m.: Regular November NIACC Board Meeting
    NIACC Campus – Pierce Administration Building – Room 100
    500 College Drive – Mason City, Iowa

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Do they have an agenda they follow? I would like to know if they are going to tell Urdahl not to harass old women anymore because it makes them look bad.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Mason City Room March 5, 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 March 5, 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, Thoma, Jaszewski, Masson, Symonds, Lee. Absent: None.

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

    The Mayor announced he would be moving Item #17 to be handled next.

    17. Central Heights Paving: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that the Resolution A Resolution, with respected to the adoption of the Resolution of Necessity Proposed for the Central Heights Paving Project 18-1012 as amended by the Schedule of Amendments attached as Exhibit A, was presented. Comments followed regarding the history of the project, property values, cost, etc. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds to defer action to the first meeting in April. Discussion followed. AYES: Thoma, Jaszewski, Masson. NAYS: Lee, Adams, Masson (Motion failed.) The Mayor called the question on the original motion. AYES: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds. NAYS: Lee, Adams, Masson (Motion failed due to lack of the required 75% majority vote for passage)

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Items #7, #10, #11, #12 were removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of February 19, 2019; Claims dated February 21 and 28, 2019 in the amount of $2,468,617.62; Mulligans – Class C Liquor; Hy-Vee #1 – Class E Liquor, C Beer, B Wine; NIACC – premise update – Class C Liquor; Resolution No. 19-36, approving a Fund Balance Policy for the City of Mason City; Resolution No. 19-37, approving a Fund Transfer Policy for the City of Mason City; Resolution No. 19-38, approving a Debt Management Policy for the City of Mason City; Resolution No. 19-39, directing the advertisement for sale of $16,150,000 (subject to adjustment per terms of offering) Taxable General Obligation Urban Renewal Bonds, Series 2019A, and approving electronic bidding procedures and distribution of preliminary official statement; Resolution No. 19-40, directing the advertisement for sale of $5,110,000 (subject to adjustment per terms of offering) General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B, and approving electronic bidding procedures and distribution of preliminary official statement; Resolution No. 19-41, approving publication of notice of hearing upon a consolidated application for Federal Transit Administration Assistance Grant for Non-Urbanized Areas and State Operating Assistance Funds for Transportation and authorizing the submission of the application, setting time and place of public hearing; prescribing form of notice to be given and directing clerk to cause publication of said notice; Resolution No. 19-42, approving the contract and bond for the “Mason City Hockey Arena – Bid Package #1 (Demolition and Excavation)”;Resolution No. 19-43, approving the contract and bond for the “Mason City Multi-Purpose Arena – Bid Package #2 (Structural Steel, Concrete Foundation, Ice Plant and Elevator)”. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    7. High Line Trail Southern Purchase: Motion, Thoma; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 19-44, accepting Quit Claim Deed from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in conjunction with the Highline Trail, be adopted. An overview was requested. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    10. CoRL, 514 South Federal Avenue: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewksi that Resolution No. 19-45, authorizing approval of a forgivable loan to OSO Investments, LLC (Brenda Adams) for the rehabilitation of 514 South Federal Avenue in conjunction with the Corridor Revitalization Loan, be adopted. Thanks was extended to the property owner. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    11. Amendment #2 – Parking Agreement Southbridge Mall, L.L.C.: Motion, Thoma; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 19-46, authorizing approval of an Amendment #2 to the Parking Agreement between the City of Mason City and Southbridge Mall Realty Holding, L.L.C., be adopted. Discussion followed regarding whether there was any cost to the amendment. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    12. Order Public Hearing & Competitive Bidding Procedures & Enter Into a Development Agreement with Talon, LLC: Presentation was provided by Chad Schreck (NICEDC Director) and Steve Boote from Talon. Comments followed regarding whether it was in a flood plane, how long it would take to build, whether local contractors would be hired, the size of the apartments and townhouse, rent, etc. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Lee that Resolution No. 19-47, (1) approving the minimum development requirements, competitive criteria, and procedures for disposition of certain property located within the Urban Renewal Area; (2) determining that the proposal submitted by Talon, LLC satisfies the offering requirements and declaring the intent of the City to enter into a purchase, sale and development agreement by and between the City of Mason City, Iowa and Talon, LLC in the event that no competing proposals are submitted; and (3) soliciting competing proposals, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Masson; 2nd, Adams, that Resolution No. 19-48, fixing date for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a purchase, sale and development agreement with Talon, LLC, and providing for publication of notice thereof be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Annual Budget for FY Ending June 30, 2020: Finance Director Jacobson provided a review of the budget. The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor called for comments and objections. There being no comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Adams that Resolution No. 19-49, adopting the annual budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 for the City of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the process, RCR and the budget, State tax credits, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Dispersed Wind Energy Conversion System: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that Ordinance No. 19-1, amending the City Code by repealing Title 12 “Zoning Regulations”, Chapter 2: Definitions, Section 2: Definitions of words and Terms: “Wind Energy Conversion Systems Definitions: Dispersed Wind Energy Conversion System (Dispersed WECS” and adopting a new definition “Dispersed Wind Energy Conversion System (Dispersed WECS), in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: Jaszewski, Symonds, Lee, Thoma, Adams. ABSTAIN: Masson (Motion carried.)

    City Code Amendments – Agritourism: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Adams that Ordinance No. 19-2, amending the City Code by amending Title 12 “Zoning Regulations”, Chapter 2: “Definitions”, Section 2: “Definitions of Words and Terms” by adding a new definition “Agritourism”; amending Title 12 Chapter 8 “Zoning Districts; General”, Section 3 “Zoning Form and Function Table’’, Table 2 “Zoning Form and Function Table to include Agritourism in the Z1 Agriculture District as a Conditional Form or Function; amending Title 12, Chapter 9 “Z1 Agricultural District”, Section 6 “Interpretation of Standards” to include a new Subsection F “Agritourism”, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Change in Language for Water Disconnect: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that the Ordinance ordinance amending the City Code by repealing Title 6 “Municipal Utilities”, Chapter 1 “Public Utilities, Article A “Water Rates”, Section 1 “Rates and Charges Established, Paragraph C “Payment” and adopting a new Paragraph C in lieu thereof, be received and placed on file for First Consideration. Clarification was made regarding the Hearing. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:49 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk
    Publish 3-15-19
    Emailed 3-11-19

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Because AOC is a Socialists. Haven’t you heard Socialism has the answers to everything. Socialism is going to save the world. That is why Madura blames all the misery of Venezuela on others. It not Socialisms fault it’s all Trump’s fault that Venezuela is going down the drain. If it not Trumps fault then it is the bankers fault . If not the bankers then it’s a big plot by someone . . Its called” brain washed” Ocasio Cortez has been completely “brainwashed” by the Left wing University she went to.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:28 am

    AOC is greedy. She will fail in the end. She thinks she has the world by the balls….nope, just the Democrat Party. 3 months…don’t worry Pelosi will have her out before long. AOC is getting “hazed”.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Late night shows have turned into hate fueled, left wing propaganda. It’s not funny. It’s pathetic. Why would I watch this crap when I could be sleeping.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am

      Good question. Why do you watch them if you dislike them so much? Don’t say you don’t watch them because if that were true, then you wouldn’t know what was on them.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      I have to agree with you, it is pathetic. Only in America can you constantly, on national TV criticize/make fun of, your president. In any other country, you would be shot. Gone are the days when late night shows were funny and entertaining.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

        You mean like this;

        “Obama was the punch line of 288 monologue jokes by Jay Leno,
        David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel during the first half of 2012.”

        “Democrats were the target of 713 jokes between January and June 2013, compared to 417 gags about Republicans.
        The only Republicans among the top 10 joke targets were former president George W. Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.”

        And even Johnny Carson:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytBKcSmWDQ

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm

        Would you suggest we follow those other countries’ model and shoot those who make fun of the President? That is a pretty slippery slope there Allen.

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          Allen Reply Report comment

          March 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm

          What’s slippery about it, it’s true.

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            Anonymous

            March 12, 2019 at 4:33 pm

            So Allen, you propose shooting anyone that makes fun of the President?

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            Anonymous

            March 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm

            That is kind of what he is saying, isn’t it?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

        But Trump is a comics dream, he’s such a buffoon he supplies endless material.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:27 am

    What’s crazy is the Democratic Party is so FOOLISH to not realize that those three are doing nothing but creating more Trump votes in 2020. Nice job Dems! Your party sucks now more than ever in the history of American politics.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:26 am

    The Democrats are so corrupt it’s pathetic, most of the ones calling for Trump to be impeached should be in prison and the key thrown away.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I’m particularly aggrieved why freshmen scoundrels in the house should make headlines in an appalling way. What happens when they no longer amateurs? The three liberal Bitches

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Why do you hate women so much? Dumped so many times that you hate women now? Too bad so sad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:25 am

    “We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” (SOTU 2019)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Because they have NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING. Six more years of MAGA. Thank GOD for our caring, patriotic, hard-working President Trump, keeping his promises to us Americans who elected him. Fellow Americans, the Communists would destroy America just as they have destroyed the Democrat Party – ZERO evidence of collusion

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:23 am

    All Republicans and Christians need to get out and vote every single time so we can turn this country around. If the Democrats get control of Congress and the President you can kiss this country goodbye. That is what they are shooting for

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    Ron Blong Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot, as are his supporters.

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    Ron Blong Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 7:35 am

    “WASHINGTON Donald J. Trump’s $4.7-trillion budget raised eyebrows on Monday when government-watchdog groups discovered that it contained twenty million dollars for bail.

    The line item for a “bail fund” was buried in the fine print of the published budget, along with a footnote specifying that the money could be used only to bail out Trump and members of his immediate family.

    The footnote listed the members of his family who would be eligible to use the funds, including his daughter Ivanka and his sons Donald, Jr., and Eric, but not his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined a chorus of congressional Democrats who cried foul at the notion of American taxpayers posting bail for Trump and his family.
    At the end of the day, this is going to cost way more than twenty mil,” she said”.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I think Nasty Nancy means she can’t find any legal reason nor properly plant any fake “evidence” that would put Trump under investigation for impeachment

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    ONCE YOU DECIDE TO GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY WHICH IS AN ENEMY STATE AND DECIDE THAT YOU WANT TO FIGHT FOR THEM, THEN YOU ARE A TRAITOR QUITE SIMPLY, NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, YOU REVOKE YOUR U.K CITIZENSHIP AND WILL NEVER EVER EVER GET IT BACK.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Trump is the Democrats nightmare. 2020

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I like the idea of taking the $60 billion from El Chapo to build the wall. But, of course, the Dems will be against it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Democrats ran the country for 20 plus years and haven’t done one thing to better the average American life

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    WE LOVE TRUMP! AND WE LOVE PENCE !
    Dear Mr. President – thank you for your excellent work on the behalf of the American people.
    Please disregard the lunatics and traitors that pursue you.
    Please protect your family and your people as you see fit.
    I am behind you as are millions of REAL Americans and billions of REAL CIVILIZED PEOPLES I believe that you can do no wrong.
    WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS

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    Ron Blong Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Donald Trump lies 12 times every day, he’s the Real Fake News.
    The real fake news operation is taking place in the White House itself.
    Fact checkers now put Donald Trump’s lies and falsehoods at over 9,000 since assuming office.

    Trump’s misleading statements are just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps more damaging is his relationship with Fox “News”.
    Fox News has always had a Republican bias, but its connection to the Trump White House amounts to propaganda.
    Trump’s lies, deceit, and falsehoods are the real enemy of the people.
    Trump has given birth to a culture of disinformation and formed opinions based on lies.

    Trump’s a loser, temperamentally and intellectually unfit from the start and incapable of learning on the job.
    Trump and his sad followers can’t distinguish wins from losses, friends from foes nor truth from lies.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Did you make this up, or is it copy and paste from some left wing nut propaganda site.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

        It’s made up all right. Just like all the other Blong B.S.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      Ron Blong is in jail or should be.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Do you have your sump pumps ready?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Did anyone else notice that your cell phone bill went up a little from last month. It is due to the Federal Government raising the tax a few cents, the State of Iowa raising taxes a few cents and Cerro Gordo County raising county taxes.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      My TracFone bill hasn’t gone up in five years.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Not all service members are heros. The transgender community are not heroes because they are confused. It is a fact that it affects the morale of the service men and real women in a negative way. Life or death is what should not be played with for a social experiment bottom line,sorry no apologies here

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 8:50 am

    What happened to having to be in top medical condition for military service? Please don’t try to claim that having major reconstructive surgery and hormone therapy does not constitute medical compromise.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 8:50 am

    The left has been confused about what constitutes a hero for a long time.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    That Manning DUDE, that is now that Manning CHICK. Convicted of espionage and other crimes against our country while serving in the Army. Now back in prison for contempt of court.
    Hero???????
    HELL NO!!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    The military is not a science project. Deal with it. People with mental issues aren’t heroes.

    Trans are not heroes,they are people looking for a free operation so they can pretend to be somebody they are not,except in their head.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Omar was elected by her own kind… It’s called a sanctuary city… Democrats have been issuing democratic voters registration cards to these marauding entitlement seeking invaders since daca was shoved down our throats by obummer! The new voting bill the democratic house is pushing to save us from outside international election tampering is a farce. It will actually legalised this practice which they have kept out of the limelight. It will loosen constraints on mail-in ballots and allow 16 year olds to vote! Convicted felons get their voting rights back also. Get the Picture!!! This is why democrats see no crisis at the border… Illegals can…and have been voting illegally! This bill will legitimize these illegal democratic voters. Need the wall. Need ID VOTING VERIFICATION and a reset in the debacle that is our immigration laws. Congress won’t do its job and legislate the crisis out of existence, Trump should close the border. This is why democrats pander to illegals. Their new voting base! It’s about numbers. It’s also why democrats want to end the Electoral Vote! To have elections decided by popular/ vote … Majority mob rule! California & NY WILL DICTATE THE WINNER.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Sadly, Obama brought in a lot of these people and democrats changed our laws so they can be elected in our government. This is not by accident.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    OK you people who elected this anti-American Omar whatever she is you better get things straight on the next election and get her out of there she will destroy our country along with her friends she wants to bring

    Omar does not live in the district in Minnesota that elected her, she used her father’s address! Her district is little Somalia!

    Omar was being elected by Muslims that have taken over her district. Wake up America and kick out every one of these Muslim Welfare leeches!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Richard Maddow showed her sheep! trumps tax returns… she embarrassed herself as usual and it was a NUTHIN BURGA ! liberals are obsessed with his taxes because they literally have nothing else to go after and look like rabid cats chasing their tails ..Imbeciles

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    AOC went for a ride in a hot air balloon. After an hour she suddenly realised she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised some supporters I would meet with them an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level..
    Cindy rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a republican.
    “I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”
    “Well,” answered AOC, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”
    The man smiled and responded, “You must be our silly little girl AOC, the leftie Politician.”
    “I am,” replied AOC. “How did you know?”
    “Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are — or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made lots of promises you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim, The Beltway Sniper was a Muslim, The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim, The Underwear Bomber was a Muslim, The U.S.S. Cole Bomber was a Muslim, The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims, The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims, The London Subway Bombers were Muslims, The Moscow Theater Bombers were Muslim, The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims, The Pan Am #93 Bomber was a Muslim, The Iranian Embassy Takeover was by Muslims, The Beirut U.S. Embassy Bombing was by Muslims, The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims, The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslim. Are you starting to see a trend here??????

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Islam is a Form Of Government that is not compatible with the US Constitution. Muslims should not even be in America. They hate this country.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I see that people from San Francisco who moved to Houston has begun to destroy Houston just like they did in San Francisco where Government employees make more than the State Governor. I am telling you those people from California are carrying a virus! They have infected California and now infecting a new host with stupidity.

    Funny how it is always teachers, firefighters, and police officers that have to be laid off when there is a budget issue… but never any of the many bureaucrats that siphon money from the taxpayers, and provide little in return for it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

    While firefighters sometimes have horrific jobs by and large it is a pretty cushy job. Yes I understand when it is bad it is something I would never want to do. That is why we don’t mind the other 95% of the time it being cushy. Managing all the demands of the morons who think the government is supposed to take care of everything isn’t a walk in the park either.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Houston is run by socialist liberals, it is a stronghold that the people of Texas must defeat. Texas has a strong economy, jobs, and is a desirable place to live. People are coming here who do not understand that Texas obtained it’s greatness because of our strong belief in God, and conservative values. You are welcome in Texas if you leave your socialist ideology behind.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Arrest AOC and investigate her like they have President Trump!!!! Make her pay her taxes , or take them from her pay !!!! Investigate the missing $1,000,000 !!!! Investigate her connection to Soros. !!!!!!!

    My, what a shock…a Democrat with unpaid taxes, and sticky fingers…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

    How to become a millionaire:
    1) Buy a MAGA hat on an outing.
    2) Mind your own business.
    3) Smile while being bullied.
    4) Wait for Fake News media to vilify you.
    5)Then take their lunch money.
    Priceless!!!!!!

    Bring it on!!! I am so glad to see this happening. The left’s hate is fueled by the disgusting and hateful reporting of CNN. It’s time they are held accountable.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Sue the hell out of CNN and make an example of bullshit media

    We can only hope that Nick Sandmann becomes a billionaire while destroying the MSM

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    The sacrilege of signing autographs on Bibles is one more reason this man is demented. God help us.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 10, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Even God can’t help a lying hypocrite like you.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      But who doesn’t want a Wally Bonespurs signed bible. He’s the anti-Christ in disguise!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 11, 2019 at 8:41 am

        If the mind or body is compromised the cost is too high. There a reason the service does not accept sick, disabled or high maintenance members. No ones guaranteed the right to serve!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm

        And you’re an idiot in disguise. And it’s a lousy disguise.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2019 at 8:43 am

      People sign Bibles all the time for all different reasons. It is just paper you lying P.O.S.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Bernie had no problems when a Democrat President constantly used his pen and his phone to write laws. He had no problems visiting communist Soviet Union. He had no problems with what Fidel Castro did to his people. He has no problem with what Maduro is doing in Venezuela. He had no problem with Crooked Hillary and the DNC rigging the primary election against him. Goes to show you what kind of man he is….

    Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and all the rest talks about gun violence and children while she supports abortion up to birth. Sorry Sen you don’t get to have it both ways your actions speak much louder than your words. And your words says its ok to murder children in the millions.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    ONLY US CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE…..NEED VOTER ID CARDS NOW……

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Sorry but children have been dumbed down and babied so much I think we need to raise the voting age to 35.

    Pelosi is no long upholding her oath . By law she should immediately be removed from office!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Starting a Monday, The thing made me see why we will never come back strong in manufacturing .The Unions put pressure on Cadillac Wages and Unworkable demands. So automation has opened up the game, sad to say but the people asked for it and the profit lines got very low. So go to school and learn how to operate the new Robots and CNC’s . They are here to stay….

    The unions were important at one time. But when they forced higher wages, companies just moved plants to Mexico. Look at Webster City as an example. Now they don’t have to move. They build robots instead, and cut workers.

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      Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      March 10, 2019 at 4:04 am

      I am sorry, but you, as a consumer, chose it. You welcomed it with your own pocketbook. You embraced it with your choices. Consider the Japanese transistor radio. Consumers abandoned the products of Philco, Lafayette, Zenith, and GE for radios made with innovation, and reliability.

      Advanced processes for manufacturing, and low standards of living, lead to inexpensive products.

      America fell behind while in other countries, advanced methods of production took hold, such as Statistical Process Control. Quality control in the U.S. meant inspecting products after they were made for defects, and re-working or scrapping them. In Japan, it meant engineering processes so that defects were eliminated before it became a final product. (It was a learning experience to be sure, there were problems at first, but in time, the need for scrap piles went away – as doing it right the first time, eliminated them.)

      In the 50’s, 60’s. and into the 70’s, U.S. company’s rejected the idea of process control, it was wholesale and total. Yet, in Asia, they embraced it, and prospered. It brought an entire country out of the ashes of WWII.

      In all that time, U.S. consumers gravitated towards products that worked better, lasted longer, and most of all, were cheaper. It was the U.S. consumer that rejected American products first.

      In doing that, they also rejected the American way of life, and it’s standard of living.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 10, 2019 at 6:41 pm

        You are talking about electronics and light manufacturing. We were talking about heavy manufacturing such as metal forming presses, cranes and truck manufacturing. It is a whole different type of manufacturing and utilizes welding robots and transfer lines.

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          Observer the Original Reply Report comment

          March 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

          Statistical Process Control works for just about anything, be it automotive, steel, machine tools, iron castings, or electronics.

          Union Tank uses process control and robotics to produce 30,000 gallon tanks. The examples are too numerous, in all industries large and small.

          Toyota adopted Statistical Process Control starting in the 1950’s. In 1979, Xerox adopted Statistical process control in it’s U.S. operations.

          It took that American company 30 years to recognize the need for process control. And during that time, they lost market share, from 80% to 42%. They did come back, giving the consumer what they wanted, and produced it costing less, and making that product more reliable. That was all because of Statistical Process Control.

          Boeing in it’s quest to improve products and gain market share, embraced process control in it’s production. Indeed, they incorporated robotics to assemble and paint parts of the aircraft.

          Process control is important in improving a product, and meeting or beating the competition. By design, it cuts costs. But in the long run, it grows employment as market share is gained.

          It was once observed, while U.S. companies focus on where they will be in the next quarter, Japanese companies examine where they will be in the next 20 years.

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            Anonymous

            March 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

            S.P.C. is only a small part of the manufacturing process. You are behind the time here. We went on to Kaizan and Six Sigma which is much more intricate than just S.P.C.

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            Observer the Original

            March 12, 2019 at 3:24 am

            While Six Sigma, et al are modern methods, and perhaps dig deeper into controlling output, my aim was at the transformation of manufacturing in the U.S. well after what had been implemented overseas.

            My case in point with the Japanese transistor radio, may be an oversimplification, and misses other relevant factors, it still is a significant milepost where the U.S. consumer began choosing products made overseas. It was the pebble that caused the tidal wave of what was to come. It undermined our industries, economy, and I might add, society.

            I would be naive to think we can turn back the clock, and undo the damage that has been done. Look around and see what that consumer choice has wrought.

            We will never again have everything in America, made by Americans. Nor will we have the wholesale standard of living we once had.

            Industries, such as my example of Xerox, tried to stem the tide, and actually reversed it in one sector (I will admit that while the focus of it’s leaders was successful, one part of the company let it’s innovations and indeed the future slip away).

            From my observation point, too many others who put up the banners and slogans of ‘Quality’, did it as window dressing. They succumbed to what I previously wrote; looking at the next financial quarter, instead of the next quarter century of existence.

            But again, I blame the U.S. consumer. They chose cheap, and in the end, that is exactly what they got. It was true 30 years ago when I said it, and it is more true today.

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    March 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    TLAIB WILL BE DEPORTED OR IMPEACHED BEFORE TRUMP ,HE WILL NEVER BE IMPEACHED.

    Witness tampering by Little Adam Shit??? Isn’t that illegal???

    Collusion by the Democratic Party with a known felon by Little Adam Shit! All the demonrats are crooked assclowns can’t stand any of them….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Who’s going to win the Dem primary? I want to put some money down in Vegas. I figure since the FIX was in for Hillary last year it probably is in for someone else this year.
    I want a sure thing.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    What the Democratic Party did this week was refuse to condemn one of its own for relentlessly trafficking in at least two of the oldest, most pernicious canards used to defame the Jewish people. What the Democratic Party did this week was whitewash, deflect, and (oftentimes) openly apologize for open, transparent Jew-hatred.

    She thinks the spawn of Satan is a Obama’s pretty face ? Can’t wait to see what she’ll say about Hillary. She will be suicided in less than 48 hours when that happens

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Trump is dangerous, towards the Democratic Mob, he’s upsetting and uprooting the corruption that has been concealed within the Democratic party for decades

    We have never had a dangerous president since our freedom from England. For any candidate to say that a president is a danger to the country, being unable to remove him. This just goes to show an old person grasping at the attention of Millennials that look at their phone every 8 Seconds.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Three terminations, two for stealing and one for assaulting a supervisor

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Sorry but children have been dumbed down and babied so much I think we need to raise the voting age to 35…

    Pelosi is no long upholding her oath . By law she should immediately be removed from office!

    ONLY US CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE…..NEED VOTER ID CARDS NOW….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Starting a Monday, The thing made me see why we will never come back strong in manufacturing .The Unions put pressure on Cadillac Wages and Unworkable demands. So automation has opened up the game, sad to say but the people asked for it and the profit lines got very low. So go to school and learn how to operate the new Robots and CNC’s . They are here to stay.

    The unions were important at one time. But when they forced higher wages, companies just moved plants to Mexico. Look at Webster City as an example. Now they don’t have to move. They build robots instead, and cut workers….

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      March 9, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Your comment was a bit hard to answer, but I will try.

      CNC has been around since I was a kid. They taught the principles of it in High School in the 70’s, with 3D CAD machines coming into the market in ’76.

      Robotics came about because of the repetitive output from them, meeting exact specs every time. Welding tanks for example with precise results for hours at a time. No human can do that.

      Repeating steps in a process with the same results every time is what statistical process control is all about. Just about every successful company uses it. Developed by W. Ed Deming, he once said:

      “Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Whiny Little Bitch can run but not hide. Just doesn’t Blong here. Doesn’t pay for a subscription and is stealing from N.I.T. It runs in the family.