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Comment Archives: Stories: Opinion

Re: “Dam Big

Thanks for the wise words and the excellent story by Jessica Murri. Idaho Rivers United represents everyone that believes healthy rivers are important. Idaho already has too many rivers without the water they need. IRU makes a strong case that we can have water security by modernizing our water use and distribution systems, not by spending billions of dollars on concrete. Watch our video of Molly Maupin of USGS explaining why Idaho is #1 in domestic water use per capita,, and check out the rest of our website too.

Posted by Idaho Rivers on 05/20/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

I highly recommend Meghann at Pastry Perfection! She can make any theme you want and the taste is always divine!

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Posted by potch on 05/20/2015 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

That's exactly what I would have said. Good advice girl.

Posted by Caleb Heitmann on 05/20/2015 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

I think buying or making a “fruitcake” is a better choice!

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Posted by Enver Sulejman on 05/20/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Absolutely Not About Yik Yak

Hey Bill Kuna is south of Meridian not west and for once I agree with you.

Posted by Steve Colson on 05/18/2015 at 5:14 PM


someone should have let Butch and the pols in on mental health month..........
seems like they are collectively missing a bunch o' mental health unda that rotunda..... that rotunda thing lined with tinfoil?........they're sure all acting like it...........

Posted by Jim on 05/18/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Didactically Instructive

John…….“education is too often an exercise in closing off possibilities” by design.

Yes….“the damage has already been done”, and continues to be done from the time students get to college.

It’s not too surprising that so few individuals coming out of this mass production educational system have no idea that the primary goal of public education is not to stimulate critical thinking, but to produce programmed compliant workers, to produce wealth that can be siphoned off by the parasites at the top of the economic heap.

Since the name of the game is control, a key aspect of public education is instilling in the students that they should follow the dictates of designated authority figures. The sad truth here is that experienced teachers have actually had the ability to damage more students in an educational system that is designed to create legions of compliant, wage slaves.

The vast majority of teachers are well meaning, but unfortunately they themselves are ignorant (ignore-ant) when it comes to comprehending what their teaching does to young vulnerable human beings. No matter how well intentioned they are, teachers are active unwitting participants in the deliberate dumbing-down and indoctrination of school children.

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Posted by watcher on 05/14/2015 at 9:09 AM

Re: “The Never-Ending Nam

Bill…..The Vietnam invasion is just one murderous atrocity in a long series of imperialist atrocities beginning at least as far back as the Spanish-American military campaign.

This imperialist agenda continues right up to the present with the US military campaign to destabilize the middle-east and western-asia.

The primary reason for the massive student demonstrations that occurred during the Vietnam war was the fact that the draft existed, while the media was less controlled by the Zionist war machine. It doesn’t take much observation to see that since the draft was eliminated, wars have continued to be perpetrated with the only visible demonstrations being flag waving and military parades with the media comfortably embedded in the perpetration, while the public is busily involved in its consumer-fest.

Unless they were/are oblivious, many of the veterans coming back from these imperialist campaigns must be aware of the real nature of the murder and destruction they participated in. It’s understandable that those with any amount of awareness have not been able to psychologically or morally cope with what they did.

Unfortunately, these veterans aren’t going to be helped by a citizenry that obviously has very little interest in recognizing its perpetrated atrocities.

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Posted by watcher on 05/14/2015 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Odin. Yes, I read the question and the article, and I think it must have been clear that I had. After all, it isn't a long article. I just missed the line that said "Stick it out with your current job long enough to secure a new one". It is common to miss something once in a while. I hope you never do it though since people can be awfully snarky about it.

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Posted by Dezaad on 05/13/2015 at 6:04 PM


Addressing mental diseases such as depression and anxiety early on is vital, but feeling comfortable talking about it is difficult. is working to combat mental illness by passing positivity and allowing an avenue for people to talk and share their experiences while connecting with others in the HYA community.

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Posted by Lindsey Antram on 05/13/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Bravo! Looking forward to this every week!

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Posted by Ken Bass on 05/13/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Stick around Chiffon (such a lovely fabric). There will be many topics from mild to wild to downright raunchy over the next weeks. One doesn't pop their cork too early!

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Posted by Minerva Jayne on 05/13/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Slightly more boring than what I expected. But also even handed and coquettishly written.

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Posted by Chiffon on 05/13/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Good advice... I could have really used your help 5 years ago. I'm just glad I love my job now.

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Posted by boisedave77 on 05/13/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Good advice

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Posted by boisedave77 on 05/13/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Did you read the advice written? That was exactly the suggestion.

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Posted by odin on 05/13/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

I wonder if this person could search for a decent paying job while still employed with the slave master. I am not understanding why s/he must leave the current employer in order to seek a better gig.

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Posted by Dezaad on 05/13/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Wha'? Jade Helm 15, You Say? Sorry... Don't Know What You're Talking About.

As Ray Wylie Hubbard says in a song, "Screw you we're from Texas". Listen to the song and you'll get the drift.

Posted by Daniel, God is my judge on 05/12/2015 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Wha'? Jade Helm 15, You Say? Sorry... Don't Know What You're Talking About.

nice work commander if we could only find those lost planet airmen....... ;)

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Posted by Jim on 05/11/2015 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Wha'? Jade Helm 15, You Say? Sorry... Don't Know What You're Talking About.

The reaction of some of the Texans results from their notorious, exaggerated sense of self-importance.

The group-think in Texas could be considered as an extreme version of the attitude of self-important exceptionalism that is prominently exhibited by the US government in its approach toward other countries.

The Texans should just relax, and, recognizing examples in the past, such as the Boston martial law drill, that this is just another drill to get the military and the public more familiar with the military operations in US communities……just in case they’re needed to restore order.

The Texans should also realize that the US military would never do to its own population what it has done to numerous foreign populations………as long as the US population doesn’t do anything that might be considered a threat to continuation of the designed order of things.

And the Texans should be proud that they’ve actually done an exemplary job of consistently maintaining the designed order of things as determined by the puppet-masters controlling this country.

After all, how many Texans waved flags and strongly supported the 'democratization' in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with other 'righteous' invasions of sovereign countries by the US military?

No Need To Worry

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Posted by watcher on 05/11/2015 at 12:34 PM

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