So nice to know that ITD still doesn't take its job of protecting Idaho motorists and Idaho roads seriously. Another giant moving roadblock trying to move along narrow highways. I can think of several places along the Idaho route and in Montana as well where this may be problematic. And Lost Trail and Rogers Passes in the winter.
Lost Trail Pass north of Salmon on the Idaho Montana border may be a real bitch. I have reasons for not liking this type of activity but on a purely practical note hw do they even think they can do this in the winter. There's lots of points on their route in Idaho and Montana that are very problematic.
I cannot say enough good things about the Boise VA. The professionals who work there are caring, compassionate, dedicated and take the time to listen. I'm not a veteran of the Iraqi war….but I am a Vietnam veteran. I did my year in Southeast asia, I came home to the proverbial spitting and yelling….taunting….accusations….threats…whatever. I packed away my uniforms and went on with my life. I'm one of the lucky ones who didn't have the strain of PTSD. I don't know why it didn't affect me….I'm lucky, I guess. To "Watcher" above, you sure know how to analyze the policies of this country…..my best guess is you have never served in the military, or your country in any way for that matter. I'm not smart enough to challenge you with words….I'm just a guy who loves his country and is willing to fight for it.
Perhaps you could volunteer some time to help the diplomacy of the U.S.
I hear there is an opening in Bengazi.
And don't forget KTSY, 89.5 FM. They have been playing Christmas music throughout the month of December for years and years, long before any other Treasure Valley stations did. A marketplace should include fare for everyone, from the most cynical Scrooges to the most hopeful Tiny Tims. I'm glad Boise provides a rich variety.
I feel that Richard Leavitt was not taken seriously and already on the cross.. follow the money trail you will find who really lead this mans execution to fruition..Dear God forgive them for they know not what they do...and who are "they" in this one? Our system works well for whom? Mr. Leavitt I believe you are where we all will be eventually so hope to meet you when its my turn!! Thanks for leaving us with some wonderful sons!!! I would say sorry you couldn't been here for them but up there you have been a part of their lives im sure..thank you sir!!! May your next life be your best!!
Hi, thank you for running this story. We wondered if it was going to run.
First, DeWayne served in Iraqi. That correction is vital.
Second, my name has 2"n's" Names are valuable. Jeannette
I appreciate the first person's comments. Our life has lots of disturbing moments. More then I care to admit somedays. I know our family is not the only one, that there are countless others. Our hope is that others will see this article and reach out for help from somewhere from someone. We know we can't reach all in need, but we can reach out to anyone listening. Healing comes in some many different forms. My hope is that others will find what works for them. If we can be a part of that, then we will be honored to have helped.
This story has the potential to be disturbing on so many levels.
Here you've got a person who probably thought they were doing a positive thing for their country and for another country, while actually the whole 'mission' was phony from the beginning.
This soldier, at some level psychologically has got to realize this and will need to heal from this damage.
Add to the above the physical damage received by DeWayne while on the 'mission' and he's burdened with healing from this damage as well, although the physical insults should not have been entirely unexpected considering his chosen vocation.
Then he gets home and runs into the bureaucratic medical labyrinth that is sick..er...health care in The Land of the Free.
And he's far from being alone in his plight.
Multiply this by hundreds of thousands and you've got the widespread disturbing Veteran situation today.
It's difficult to know where to start in order to see how this situation could have been avoided.
A key place to start would be to recognize the psychopaths that created the false flags and dis-information used to manipulate the US public into these phony wars in the first place.
Healing from this organized depravity is going to be a huge challenge for all citizens living in The Land of the Free.
This is wrong, and must be stopped. I am appalled in the overall ignorance of the people. We must all come to terms in that in many cases money and the economy is simply not worth the overall costs of poisoning our water and land. Alta Mesa will forever impact our wildlife and our beautiful ecosystem, forever poisoning our water ways. Alta Mesa has no concern for the habitat and the overall health of the public. Soon they will demonstrate the out right neglect and destruction for the untouched beauty of Idaho by conducting the poisonous, detrimental process of Fracking. This exemplifies the human race going backwards in fixing the environmental issues that already impact the rest of the world.
Hmmm.... methinks this "article" was not thought out very well... or at all. Missing some info there, BW?
The key issue here is the metric that is used to determine the value of educating children at earlier and earlier ages.
The current system already robs children of the ability to play and puts too much emphasis on formal learning in areas such as the three Rs at a too young an age.
Just what is the rush here?
Contrary to urban legend, studies consistently show that children who enter school at six or seven consistently achieve better educational results as well as higher levels of well-being.
This continued focus on an early start to formal learning has been shown to cause profound damage to the self-image and learning dispositions of children.
If anything this rush to grind the children through the system needs to be reversed to allow the children to develop more before they are subjected to the rigorous discipline of formal education.
Ages 3 through 6 or 7 should be devoted to play-based social and emotional learning.
Formal education should begin no earlier than 6 or 7 to give the child enough time to develop naturally.
Let the children be children before they are subjected to regimentation.
Jon Simmons, "It adds to a circus-, almost carnival-like feel to this whole process. It's incredibly frustrating."
Are you kidding! Come on Jon, it is a circus act and that's the whole point of it.
What's amazing is that in the scheme of things that this sort of circus/carnival act gets any coverage at all.
It just underscores the diversion desperation that the population is addicted to.
Whether Big Ed makes it or not, the crowd gets their necessary adrenaline rush, but it might be good to have a backup anyway to ensure that the act is still demonstrably possible.
My tow truck was the one that recovered the mess of Evel's, it was a bigger job than one might think. Hope we get to recover this one too.
I was there in September of '74 when Evel did his jump and it was pretty cool. I saw my first naked girl there and got my first whiff of weed. Cars and trucks were burned. What a great weekend. I hope it comes back next year.
We have a concession stand and have some oil that we cooked curly fries in. We are wondering what do with the oil. Would you be interested in it. We have about 60 gallons.
The inmate offenders only built the first room of the five-room exhibit. The rest of the exhibit was designed and built by Catapult 3, an exhibit and design company in Boise. Catapult 3 also created the 3D renderings for the room Correctional Industries built.
"Kloc's legislation would call for spending a total of $1.4 million--55 percent of which would come from non-tax sources like the private sector and nonprofit foundations--to send 120 students" THAT COMES OUT TO $11,667.00 PER CHILD FOR PRE SCHOOL.
"But, Kloc added, he has also been seeking support from outside groups, including the State Board of Education, education lobbying interests and other foundations, including Idaho Business for Education." THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION OK'D THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL DOWNTOWN BOISE PROPERTY TO BSU SO THEY COULD HAVE A PRESENCE IN DOWNTOWN? EDUCATION DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE AT THE TOP OF THEIR LIST!
We have pre-school here already. we DO NOT need to SPEND anymore TAX money on programs such as this. We have done just fine so far without them. Let children have some time to be children. 12 1/2 years of school is sufficient.
The bonds did NOT get a "vast majority" of support. Only 24% of registered voters turned out, so only about 14% of registered voters were daft enough to vote to mire the city in debt over the asinine bonds.
ABOUT THIS COMMENT "Look, I wish we had got a super-majority. I don't want to paper over that, but the vast majority of our community is saying, 'Why aren't we doing this? Let's fund our open spaces and parks. Let's make sure our fire facilities have the funds they need.' That was an overwhelming statement," said John Reuter, executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho." The property owners should be saying why has Mayor Biter and the city council members put children in harms way? Why does Boise need property in Boise County? Mayor Bieter and the city council members have proved that they control the growth of our city. Look at their decision of the Knudsen property in downtown. Budget cuts, how many spokespersons does the mayor need?, maybe a better vehicle for children's safety and the tax payers than a bond.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU? EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A "BELIEVER, THIS GOOD MAN WAS THERE TO BUILD AN ORPHANAGE. HE WILL HAVE MY PRAYERS AND EVERYONE I CAN GATHER AND TELL THIS STORY TO (I AM SURE). AND I WILL PRAY ESPECIALLY HARD FOR ALL OF YOU WHO FEEL DIFFERENTLY!
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