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Re: “USDA Secretary Orders Update of Animal Welfare Research Strategy

It's a step in the right direction. But it seems that rather than more training they simply need more humanity. It's not as if any of the experiments are at all necessary to start with.

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Posted by Heather Moore on 01/26/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “USDA Secretary Orders Update of Animal Welfare Research Strategy

It's a step in the right direction, but I think they need to shut down the program forever. I am vegan so that I never create a demand for such vicious treatment of animals.

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Posted by Kim Marie on 01/26/2015 at 7:09 AM

Re: “USDA Secretary Orders Update of Animal Welfare Research Strategy

It’s going to take more than “training” to stop the abuses at this facility. As long as animals are viewed as mere moneymaking commodities, rather than the living, breathing, feeling, thinking beings they are, exploitation will continue. The USDA should take PETA’s advice and shut down this program forever.

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Posted by Lucy Post on 01/26/2015 at 6:54 AM

Re: “USDA Secretary Orders Update of Animal Welfare Research Strategy

"More training?" That's the least of the fundamental changes that need to be imposed. This entire program should be abolished altogether. But at the very least, everyone involved in those sadistic acts of animal cruelty must be terminated, whistleblowers must be rewarded, cameras should be placed throughout the facility, and independent monitors must routinely come in to inspect.

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Posted by Jennofur OConnor on 01/26/2015 at 4:26 AM

Re: “USDA Secretary Orders Update of Animal Welfare Research Strategy

I'm glad that PETA was instrumental in bringing attention to these horrible experiments. It will take more than training, though, to stop what the NYT revealed. As someone who is familiar with government re-training classes, I know them to be ineffective. This lab needs to be permanently closed.

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Posted by Chrissy Louise on 01/26/2015 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, But Many Cities Aren’t Allowed to Provide It

This could be the one area where I am in agreement with the President. I feel like a gun is placed against my back every month when I pay Centurylink $73. I typically get about half the speed I am paying for. Broadband users in Europe pay $10 - 20 a month for reliable high speed broadband. Cable and telco interests have bribed our representatives to keep the right to limit competition.

My hope is that wireless solutions continue to improve. It will soon be feasible for HOAs with 200 and up homes to supply broadband at a fraction of the cost we currently are saddled with.

Posted by seekandfind on 01/26/2015 at 3:47 AM

Re: “Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, But Many Cities Aren’t Allowed to Provide It

The more on the net, the more people to tax... Did you mention his internet tax plans... kinda like all those taxes on the cell phones that popped up the past few years. Republicans want to have an internet tax too.

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Posted by Tax-n-Spend on 01/25/2015 at 4:46 PM

Re: “And They're Off: Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Gather in Iowa

This is shaping up to be the largest gathering of cave-painters in cave-painter history. The level of ignorance radiating from this event should be visible from outer space.

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Posted by Marque on 01/24/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Watch President Obama's Address at Boise State University LIVE Here

As far as I'm concerned Obama is a Hero and Repulsicans are a Lynch Mob of A**holes and Creeps.

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Posted by Mick on 01/22/2015 at 12:00 AM

Re: “Watch President Obama's Address at Boise State University LIVE Here

(Dem=Rep) = Bad for America. Big government means more taxes and less return to the citizen. Government is horrendously inefficient. Most pie in the sky talk in this speech. If he really wants to help us in the middle, he should make government smaller relative to GDP... He just said he's about making it bigger than ever... just like every president has done for decades.

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Posted by BlueTurf on 01/21/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Watch President Obama's Address at Boise State University LIVE Here

Truly gifted speaker, great speech. Wish I could believe him, but I know I can't. He's got the worst credibility problem I've ever seen... he just shy of politicians who are force to resign.

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Posted by Nothing to lose on 01/21/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Seven Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

I did a double-take on the line "The Supreme Court's precedent-shattering interpretation". Read the ruling; it UPHOLDS precedent, not shatters it.

Posted by xuinkrbin. on 01/17/2015 at 8:51 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If States Can Ban Gay Marriage

20The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?" 21Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.… Matthew 19:20-22

When Christians start doing the above and not judging others, then I will listen.

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 01/17/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Uber Loses Bid to Withhold CEO Emails in Gratuity Lawsuit

I strongly encourage people to use our local taxi system. Refugees that have come from war torn countries depend on those jobs to subsist in this city - I don't mean thrive, I mean get by. These are already low paying jobs for people that do not have the education nor the skills to do much else. Please support their work. We are all Boise and our strength is in looking out for one another.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 01/03/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Obama Vows Response to North Korea Over Sony Attack

The best possible response to this attempted censorship by the NK regime would for The Interview to be broadcast on PBS for all of America to watch in prime time on Christmas day. The American public should not be denied a good laugh on Christmas!

Posted by Jake Meyer on 12/20/2014 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Phil Klay and Evan Osnos Win Top National Book Awards

“Redeployment” was given the National Book Award for Fiction as a charity award recognition. Klay’s writing is mostly average; his writing is just not at the level of Mrs. Robinson’s (one of the award finalists), for instance. The liberal judges saw it as an opportunity to justify their liberal point-of-view regarding the recent wars. It was chosen as a finalist and it eventually won because it “stuck out like a sore thumb” — a work about the recent wars written by an actual veteran of that very recent wars. Really not much imagination and creativity required from Klay’s part. The work states what the public already knows–the work is not saying or revealing anything new.

Furthermore, perhaps the fact that others “want to know” what happened “over there” is a factor to it being selected as the winner, and hence to give it a bigger audience.–Klay and his publishing team knew exactly how to exploit and capitalize on his and other servicemembers’ experience. “Redeployment”is just not a good piece of literary work, nor is it intellectually written. Let’s not forget that awards are also used to advance politics, i.e, liberal perspective(s); therefore, it does not mean that just because a work is recognized, that it’s a great piece of work. To compare it to “The Things They Carried” is an extreme exaggeration and is very disrespectful to Tim O'Brien. All the hype about “Redeployment” is a sham.

Posted by giejg on 12/19/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Lammily Doll, the 'Anti-Barbie' Goes On Sale in U.S.

I really WANTED to support Lammily. I think the intentions behind it are great. However, I had a horrible experience with them. I ordered one of these over a month ago and still have not received it. The tracking number the company gave me does not work, and I was told it would take 3-5 business days. Customer service was no help at all and offered no sort of apology/appeasement for the lost doll (partial refund, discount on future purchase, etc.). I would strongly advise against purchasing anything from Lammily.

Posted by Anne on 12/15/2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Thousands Expected at Saturday Protests of Police Killings

These so called "protesters" are nothing more than pathetic delinquents who are a drain on society.

The treatment police officers get from these guys, liberals, the media, and academia in this country is sickening. Who would want to be a police officer now after the hatchet job the liberal media, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and now Georgetown University are doing to them?

Can we move on and stop wasting our energy on this Ferguson/Garner drama? While the media focuses on this non-sense, the US economy is burning. Many of our citizens have had their jobs taken away along with their health insurance. The middle class is shrinking and its not getting any better.

Obama has destroyed our economy. Everyone is under-employed and can’t afford to live. We must now purchase health insurance we cannot afford and do not want or need (mine is $450/month… contrast this to my $25/month auto insurance from Insurance Panda… or my $12/month renters insurance from Gotham… both private-enterprise!)

When we elected President Obama, weren’t we promised “hope and change”?

Officer Wilson did his job. The criminal (Michael Brown) defiantly disregarded the law and orders in a physical confrontation. I’m sorry he had to die, but he should have realized the risk involved with attacking a police officer after committing a robbery!

Respect your officers, America! These protesters are not innocents demanding justice but lawless boneheads looking for a night out of fun at someone else's expense.

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Posted by Cherry Zhang on 12/13/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Jury Selection Begins in Montana Killing of German Teen

I doesn't matter if the guy was 17 or 77. He was a criminal in the making & died for his actions. Justifiable Homicide. Case Closed!

Posted by SuperDve2 on 12/11/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Starbucks Eyes Booze, Food, Technology to Boost U.S. Growth

Give Starbucks your tired, poor, hungry, huddled masses and trickle down a little Coffee, Booze, Snacks and Free internet and, voila! a booming economy! Its Magic! Notice the uncanny resemblance of the Starbucks Logo as an updated version of the Statute of Liberty?

Posted by Mick on 12/09/2014 at 11:29 PM

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