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Donald Mittelstaedt
Works at Thermo King
Attended University of Saint Thomas, University of New Haven, Excellsior College, College of San Mateo, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Lives in Rosemount, Minnesota
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I'm stunned and amazed.  Thanks for sharing.
 
Perspective: Africa is bigger than:

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This is a really good way to help visualize just how frickin' huge Africa is.
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Whether you agree with Andrew J. Bacevich or not, you really can’t afford not to listen to him and read what he has to say.

He is first and foremost a patriot in the purest sense.  What he has to say is brutally honest, honed from personal experience and extremely important to understand.  We can’t learn from history, from our mistakes, if we don’t understand that history.  Prof. Bacevich helps me gain that understanding.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ten-years-after-the-invasion-did-we-win-the-iraq-war/2013/03/08/9c18c10e-80f3-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html?hpid=z2
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I would suggest that these “speeches” be restricted to only listing accomplishments that can be documented.

The rebuttal would be from Congress not from the opposing Party and would likewise be restricted to accomplishments which can be documented.  These rebuttals would quite likely be extremely short.

Neither the President nor Congress could list “re-election” as an accomplishment.

Accomplishments would be defined as being a benefit to the entire Nation not just benefits for campaign contributors and/or special interests.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-the-state-of-the-union-farce/2013/02/15/f97ffd32-76e2-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html?hpid=z2
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A win-win!
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Giuseppe's Pasta Alforno
15090 Chippendale Ave W, Rosemount, MN 55068
My favorite resturant! Food is excellent and served in huge quantities! The bread and dipping oil are to 'die for'! The staff and owners are always friendly and work hard to ensure your satisfaction. Highly recommended.
Food ExcellentDecor Very GoodService Excellent
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I highly agree.  This place is amazing.  Would love to go back!
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Unfortunately, the USA lacks credibility throughout the region because it has backed a long list of thugs, usually because we felt “business-as-usual” was more important than standing on principle.
How or why would anyone, of any political persuasion, look to us for guidance.  They all look to us for guns and ammo and little else!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/opinion/brooks-defending-the-coup.html?hp
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A romantic but accurate quote from the article: “Marriage is one of those institutions — along with religion and military service — that restricts freedom.”

The restriction of freedom implies rigor and self-discipline, both woefully lacking in modern America.

Unearned freedom will be the downfall of our society.  Quoting Pogo: “We have seen the enemy and it is us”.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/opinion/brooks-freedom-loses-one.html?hp&_r=0
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How can we possibly value Social Security more than children’s future well-being?

How can we possibly demand Medicare benefits have priority over children’s education?

How can we possibly care more for gun rights than children’s security?

How can we possibly place more value on bridge construction than children’s futures?

Amazingly simple, frankly!

Have the Country run by selfish old people who are more concerned with their short term needs rather than the greater good.

Then have those people represented in Government by like-minded people who really just want to be re-elected.

The lasting legacy of the ‘Greatest Generation’ is that they raised self-indulgent, greedy children who lived beyond their means, ran up bills they never intended to pay and are quite content mortgaging their children’s and grand children’s future.

The first financial calamity cause by these self-indulgent boobs was the so-called Dot-Com bust.

The second financial calamity cause by their excesses was the so-called housing bust.

The bust of the current generation’s children’s futures will make both pale by comparison.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/opinion/brooks-crayons-to-college.html?hp&_r=0
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If it goes anywhere, it probably means that the States will invent 50 new ways to piss away the money and the kids will suffer 50 different ways - all bad.
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One can only pray that the final immigration bill will be an enlightened one with the focus on the future.  I hope it contains a progressive program to encourage and facilitate immigration for the “best & brightest” from around the globe.

We need to do everything humanly possible to educate and then keep highly trained young people here in the United States.  We have always been a Nation of emigrants and all-the-better for it (my apologies to Native Americans who quite likely feel differently!).

If there is truly an unlimited resource it has to be human potential.  We need to leverage our capacity to develop and channel this potential.  We pay dearly for our education facilities both private and public.  We need to ensure we reap the rewards from doing so.

We need more ambitious, educated, hard working, honorable citizens regardless of the source, by all means possible.  Everybody wins and Democracy is the victor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/opinion/immigration-reform-has-finally-begun.html?hp
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Well said. I think its interesting that the GOP is even remotely considering coming to the table for this. What a turnaround.
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Senior Project Manager, Software Development
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Leadership & Team Building. Leading productive work groups.
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  • Thermo King
    Senior Engineering Project Manager, present
  • US Navy, General Dynamics, State of Montana, Mittelstaedt Brothers, Thermo King
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Milbank, South Dakota - Montana, Connecticut, Califormia, Oregon, Rhode Island, Massachuetts, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina
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Results-driven Project Management Professional offering a strong balance between business savvy and technical capabilities. Possess a proven track record of successfully managing all aspects of complex software systems development, information technology (IT) and electrical, mechanical, nuclear and systems engineering projects for diverse customers in construction, international transportation, heavy industrial manufacturing, and government and national defense sectors. Skillfully identify, analyze and align end-user needs and business requirements with value-added solutions. Developed and implemented project management best practices, tools and procedures to ensure the on time and within budget completion of high-quality deliverables. Leverage superior communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate strong customer, vendor and stakeholder relations. Build and spearhead top-performing teams, providing the guidance, training and support needed to meet and exceed all expectations.

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Retired US Navy Senior Chief - 21 Years as a Nuclear Engineering Watch Supervisor. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM).
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  • University of Saint Thomas, University of New Haven, Excellsior College, College of San Mateo, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
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I was part of the Milbank High School Class of '63 reunion get-together and dinner at Shady Beach in late July 2013. The accommodations were very nice, very well maintained and the dinner was very pleasant especially considering the size of the group. All of the staff were very pleasant, hard-working and very helpful. I intend to go back there again as a just a couple or two as the menu looked very appealing and I want to take advantage of some of the variety offered. Very pleasant evening and I recommend Shady Beach very highly. Give yourself a treat - Go!
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My wife, son and I have a wonderful, although short stay, at Schmidt's Landing in late July 2013. The owner/operators are wonderful and very accommodating. The accommodations are immaculate and very well maintained. We had surprisingly good fishing for so late in the season. It was a very relaxing mini-vacation and good for the soul! I highly recommend Schmidt's Landing for someone or family wanting a very nice vacation away from it all.
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My favorite resturant! Food is excellent and served in huge quantities! The bread and dipping oil are to 'die for'! The staff and owners are always friendly and work hard to ensure your satisfaction. Highly recommended.
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My experience at Walser Honda in Burnsville, MN has been top-notch from the time I started shopping for my 2010 Crosstour in April 2010. Recently, August 2013, I brought my Honda in for the 4th time for routine servicing. I have been told the truth, given fair and accurate information before, during and after every appointment. The Service Managers are candid, honest and prompt. Estimates for cost and time are kept. I have been in and out every time on budget and on time. I intend to be a repeat customer at Walser Honda because I do not like being deceived or treated like a chump needing to be fleeced by a salesperson. Given my experiences at Walser Honda, I would highly recommend them for both sales and servicing. Add to that, the Honda automobile, and you have a winning combination.
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