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Re: “How Much (and What) Does Idaho Import from Mexico?

"Trust me they are NOT getting good wages for making these items." Why should I trust your claim? Do you know anyone in Mexico that exports goods? Do you know any of these exploited workers?

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Posted by pearlmam on 01/29/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “How Much (and What) Does Idaho Import from Mexico?

To be clear HunterGirl, Mexico, much like the US, has established labor laws and standards, a minimum wage, guaranteed vacation time, and manditory overtime pay. They treat their citizens about as good as the US treats ours, the problem in their country mirrors our own. The minimum wage doesn't come up as fast as inflation, and the top echelon of society syphens off the majority of the countries wealth. In Mexico the top 10% of the country makes 30x what the bottom 10% make, while in the US the top 1% own 35% of the wealth in our entire economy. Their situation isn't much different then our own.

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Posted by Mike Dornquast on 01/28/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

Well said Claytoncramer.

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Posted by Brian Fast on 01/28/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Boise State Nationalists Issue Response After Fliers Appear on Campus

Gotta expose them to the light of day. And hold them accountable in person not behind a computer screen. I bet $10000 dollar the author of the nationalist flyer is a dude wearing a trump hat and probably from Caldwell or Nampa. Don't Republicans work???? Just spreading flyers of hate all day??? Sad, sad, nationalistic inbreeds.

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Posted by Brian Fast on 01/28/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “How Much (and What) Does Idaho Import from Mexico?

Well, maybe its time we make it in America, sell it in America and buy it in America. Do you not stop to think about our economy and not how to save a penny and create jobs for us here in America. Stop exploiting the people on the other side of the border. Trust me they are NOT getting good wages for making these items. If Mexico treated its people properly, they wouldn't want to flock to America where they would have a better life. So shame on Mexico.

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Posted by huntergirl on 01/28/2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Idaho Standing Rock Supporters Announce Protest After Trump Revives Dakota Access Pipeline

A peaceful protest is not a riot.

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Posted by Kathy Vick Holcomb on 01/27/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Letters to the editor: January 25, 2017

Bradley, as a member of the new Whole Food Plant Based for Life Meetup.com group and one of the organizers for Treasure Valley Vegans I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful letter. I've been running thin on energy for organizing our group thinking that perhaps I should move my energies to more urgent matters while also battling the nagging, undefined notion that that might not be the right strategy. Your letter put everything in focus. Please join us! ~ Heidi

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Posted by Prairiesun on 01/27/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Kuna Shooting Suspect Dead, Female Companion Arrested, Weapons Recovered From Scene

I know this man personally and have for years. He was a caring friend, loving father & a kind hearted gentle soul.. I can not speak on his state of mind, as I was not there, but something was obviously VERY OFF! It may go to show the power of destruction that meth has on ones mind, body and soul once it has taken over. He was a big boy and made his bed, but please for the sake of those that knew & loved him (including his innocent children) think hard before commenting on how he got what he deserved. His babies will read this some day. I'm sorry for the fear he caused, and destroyed more lives than his own, but I loved him like a brother & many others did as well. This was NOT THE "Mony" Ramone that I know. Addiction truly is a disease and it could have been your brother or father or cousin who lost his mind & panicked while under the influence. Thank god nobody else was injured. RIP Mony, only the good die young.

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Posted by Manny Mendez on 01/26/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Lottery Bills Surface at Idaho Statehouse Aimed at Anonymity and Procurement Rules

Seriously? When you win a significant amount of money, you must change your phone number, email, even address (you can change the name on deed or county records). There should at least be referrals for winners to follow a procedure to keep the scammers to a minimum. There will always be the scammers, unfortunately

Posted by Lors on 01/26/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Boise State Nationalists Issue Response After Fliers Appear on Campus

I got the same email response from them after I told them where to go. It's clear that these idiots who call themselves "Boise State Nationalists" don't know what they're doing.

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Posted by stonebleeds on 01/26/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Boise State Nationalists Issue Response After Fliers Appear on Campus

Love how no one considered redacting the email address of the group.

1) Reader sends hate mail
2) Reader joins group

both bad!

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Posted by Ian Curtis on 01/26/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Boise State Nationalists Issue Response After Fliers Appear on Campus

Good. Fuck 'em.

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Posted by Waylon Brooks on 01/26/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

Old Sarge: You aren't doing your position any good. Modern civilization is definitely overwhelmingly white, Western civilization, but Hindu-Arabic numerals and algebra are essential products of Islamic civilization, before it returned to its fundamentalist roots. Black Americans have made number of important additions such as Charles Drew's work developing large scale blood banks, Garrett Morgan (traffic signal, gas mask) among others. Making light of mass murder just makes you look stupid.

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Posted by claytoncramer on 01/26/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

"
Idaho breeding Nazi's? Now that's a new concept... Not."

The Hayden Lake bunch came from California.

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Posted by claytoncramer on 01/26/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

White Supremacy? Surely you mean "White Achievement"!

Try going one day without using anything invented by White men. No car, no electricity, no running water, no plumbing, no computers, no electric motors, no movies, no clothing of synthetic fibers, no modern medicine...

Go ahead, call me a "White Racist Nazi Homophobic Hater Who Wants To Kill Six Million Jews". Make it six trillion if you like. I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.

Old Sarge

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Posted by Old Sarge on 01/26/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

Idaho breeding Nazi's? Now that's a new concept... Not.

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Posted by Carl Notapplicable on 01/26/2017 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

The entire media is pushing child transexualism and you're worried about the word "degeneracy"? Even granting your tenuous linkage of the word with Nazis, it's a completely appropriate term for what we see happening these days. Get real.

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Posted by sunfeast on 01/26/2017 at 1:37 AM

Re: “Idaho Standing Rock Supporters Announce Protest After Trump Revives Dakota Access Pipeline

It is going to be a little different now with a 10 year prison term for rioting...

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/26/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Fliers For Nationalist Organization Appear at Boise State

I don't find it difficult to believe. Nazis appeal to the sort of disaffected kids that Democrats imagine are likely converts. Of course the NSDAP did succeed with the sort of lumpenproletariat who wanted the government to solve their problems. And they relied on the 1930s equivalent of the Trustafarian anarchists, also in black, and often flaming homosexuals like Ernst Roehm, head of the Sturmabteilung.

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Posted by claytoncramer on 01/25/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “The Women's March on Idaho In Pictures

The march for communism continues, until we cut their funding off...Soon to come.

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/25/2017 at 7:15 PM

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