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St. Paul, MN says cut military, spend more locally
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | October 10 , 2010

Posted on 10/10/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand

St. Paul became the first city in Minnesota Wednesday, Oct. 10, to formally resolve that federal military spending needs to be trimmed.

A resolution sponsored by St. Paul City Council Member Amy Brendmoen unanimously passed the seven-member board. It asks the state's congressional delegation to support shifting funding priorities from military operations to the needs of local communities.

"The bottom line for me is that federal spending impacts the money that goes to local initiatives," Brendmoen said.

Wednesday's council meeting was attended by members of various anti-war and social justice groups, as well as state Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and anti-war activist Coleen Rowley.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas, said if every American taxpayer received a bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, St. Paul taxpayers' share would total an estimated $1.7 billion over the past decade.

Other major cities to pass resolutions in favor of trimming military spending are Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Hartford, Conn. Rowley said peace activists have approached the city councils in Eagan and Lakeville, but have yet to hear back. They also plan to approach Apple Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Shoreview and Mounds View in coming days.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: stpaul

1 posted on 10/10/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

St Paul MN has ALWAYS been a HAVEN for DAMN YELLOW COWARDS!


2 posted on 10/10/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

“Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a professor of Justice and Peace Studies”

What the hell is that? It says all I need to know about this article.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: US Navy Vet

Amen! Without a strong military, they won’t have to worry about local initiatives! They also pick senators who won’t put their hand on a Bible to be sworn in!


4 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:41 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: US Navy Vet

Amen! Without a strong military, they won’t have to worry about local initiatives! They also pick senators who won’t put their hand on a Bible to be sworn in!


5 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: FreeperinRATcage

St. Thomas is a Catholic college!


6 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:43 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: From The Deer Stand
St Paul, send these idiots back to US Civics class.

Ignorant & pretentious - a deadly combination.

7 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: From The Deer Stand
anti-war activist Coleen Rowley

This was the woman that testified during W's term about mishandling of information about 9/11 (and a former FBI special agent) and the Left sung her praises across the land, IIRC.

8 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: US Navy Vet

Fine, close all the military bases in Minnesota


9 posted on 10/10/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: From The Deer Stand

Well, since we have no enemies this seems like a great way to reallocate our resources....uuuuuhhhh, we might have one or two enemies on second thought...when the terrorists rams a couple of airliners into some of their local sky scrapers, who are they going to call on...the local day care center personnel?....these people and their ilk make me want to puke!


10 posted on 10/10/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: From The Deer Stand
yeah!...St Paul, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Hartford, Conn. should all take their own advise...Cut their police force, save all that money...see how that works for ‘em
11 posted on 10/10/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: US Navy Vet

Minnesota can join Canada


12 posted on 10/10/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Maybe we should start with cutting all military bases in Minnisota.We’ll see how fast they change their tune once that happens.

Why don’t they just cut their state budgets?Every state has some room to cut spending.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 6:28:35 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Put Al Franken on patrol in Afghanistan.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 6:29:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: puppypusher

There is a huge VA Hospital in Minneapolis, right next door to St Paul. There are thousands that work there. I wonder if they realize this.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 6:32:57 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: From The Deer Stand

The St. Paul city council voted unanimously to pay all their bills with acorns. They also voted unanimously to beam themselves to the planet Uranus. They also think that you can watch The English Channel on cable channel 402.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 6:36:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: From The Deer Stand
The pigs need more slop.
17 posted on 10/10/2012 6:38:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (That was sarcasm, you moron.)
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To: blueunicorn6

ACLU: Warrantless electronic surveillance surges under Obama

The reports that we received document an enormous increase in the Justice Department’s use of pen register and trap and trace surveillance. As the chart below shows, between 2009 and 2011 the combined number of original orders for pen registers and trap and trace devices used to spy on phones increased by 60%, from 23,535 in 2009 to 37,616 in 2011.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/333831

Good thing that evil Bush is gone so we have a right to privacy again.

wonder when the council will address this?


18 posted on 10/10/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: US Navy Vet
Other major cities to pass resolutions in favor of trimming military spending are Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Hartford, Conn. Rowley said peace activists have approached the city councils in Eagan and Lakeville, but have yet to hear back. They also plan to approach Apple Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Shoreview and Mounds View in coming days.

Well isn't this special.

19 posted on 10/10/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: lu shissler

Pelosi is Catholic too...your point?


20 posted on 10/10/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Fine. We'll cut the amount your city contributes on the understanding that the military will not respond in any fashion to your needs or defense.
21 posted on 10/10/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: FreeperinRATcage

Isn’t Joe Biden a Catholic also?


22 posted on 10/10/2012 7:21:47 PM PDT by Catsrus
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23 posted on 10/10/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

As if Govt. is a parent.

Get a clue, St. P. Govt. is in business to provide what?
Defense and infrastructure.

What else?


24 posted on 10/10/2012 7:48:51 PM PDT by stanne
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To: From The Deer Stand
A proper response by Romney once inaugurated would be simply to close all federal offices and installations, all defense spending, and all military assets in the St. Paul area.

See what the residents of The Land of the Frostbitten Brain think about that.

25 posted on 10/10/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: US Navy Vet

I would disagree, the problem is that there are too many lefties running the town, the people of St Paul have been huge supporters of the military, Mancini’s steak house sent a ton of steaks to Iraq, Cossetta’s and many other businesses are always doing something to support our boys and girls in harms way. I would say that St Paul is generally conservative people that have gotten addicted to the welfare state.
I would rather the title be, St Paul MN says cut military, spend less.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 8:25:47 AM PDT by Docbarleypop (also a US Navy Vet)
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