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Re: “No Compromise

IdaCorp stockholders are dancing in the streets. Responsible forward-thinking citizens assume the PUC is in bed with them!

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bimbo on 08/26/2015 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Somebody Lied

They say dry cells are for serious cases, but I doubt any healthcare organization is going to look at it as therapeutic or necessary. Call it what it is... abusing mentally ill people. How is it helping anyone to traumatize people who are already dysfunctional? The abuse and profiteering isn't doing anything but creating a revolving door and a stigma that victimizes people. Especially, the poor and disenfranchised who can't afford representation.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tanis Vaughn on 08/25/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

Risch and Crapo don't have anything significant to do with education in Idaho. Lay that one on our state legislators.

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Posted by slfisher on 08/24/2015 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

On February 27th the Boise Weekly had an article titled "Otter Approves $1 Million For Defense of Idaho Gay Marriage Ban "
On March 23rd KBOI channel 2 posted an article directly focused on the department of education titled "Lawmakers learn of $60 million in wasted tax money"
The last 3 years we have given Rep. Ken Ivory of Utah $15,000 to help him sell Idaho land. (Idaho Democratic Party Monday, 17 November 2014)
And my favorite issue, the waste of tax money incarcerating marijuana users/dealers and other people who commit "consensual crimes".
The waste of money in Idaho list could be very long. (Do and good investigation of that Boise Weekly)
Education should be at the top of our priorities, but...
But what can we expect from a state that welcomes the Northwest Science Museum (creationist museum). Idaho lawmakers don't believe in evolution, in science or social priorities..

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NuclearShadows on 08/23/2015 at 4:11 AM

Re: “To Chip or Not To

Boise in the late 1980's was pot hole hell. Chip sealing has been a vast improvement, not only is savings but in drivability.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Reineck on 08/20/2015 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

With apologies to Roger Waters, "We don't need no education here". Idaho coddles its millionaires and could care less about public education.

Idaho exists to make Mississippi look good.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NIcurmudgeon on 08/20/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

Stop voting for the same idiots that don't support good education in Idaho. Risch ..Crappo & Butch ..to name a few!

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Boiseeyes@aol.com on 08/20/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

Anyone who thinks the Legislature has provided "equity" has lost contact with reality. The State is not in compliance with the State Constitution's mandate that the Legislature provide "uniform and thorough" public schools. Teacher, Administrators, and students in many of the smaller, less afluent rural areas suffer life long impairments, while the state legislature dodge their responsiblitiy while celebrating with great bragadacio balancing the budget.

In fact they have severely hampered the future of many Idaho children and dedicated educators.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Reineck on 08/20/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Somebody Lied

Constitutional Rights are afforded citizens of the country.A citizen can be defined as an individual who supports and protects a Government and in return receives the protection of the government. Violating the rules removes one from its protection. This does NOT take away his Human Rights . These have been outlined by a ruling of the U.N.These were championed by Mrs. Roosevelt back in the 40's and have been looked at as a standard for all countries to follow.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Rusnak on 08/20/2015 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

We all want jobs that sustain families and higher education. Gov. Otter attempts to bring jobs to Idaho BUT no corporation or its talented employees want to move into a state where maybe, someday, if x, y or z happens, then quality schools may be funded. By that time our good teachers will have been laid off and left Idaho, leaving Idaho more mired as a 49th or 50th tier state. Republicans, when you give tax exempts to too many businesses and the same old-same old ones are rarely changed, you are hurting our kids and shooting yourself in both feet. Communities need change and the legislature is frozen in archaic politics. Put priorities where they will make a difference today and in our economic future.

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Retired international teacher on 08/19/2015 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Away, Away, Away Down South in Idaho

I do pity the poor fools who went to government schools and learned only altered history

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Allen Johnson on 08/19/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Dear Ms. Ybarra

And, Ybarra thinks she is not a politician? She sounds like a politician; a Republican politician.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jewels in Boise on 08/19/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Foodborne Fuss: The Boise Co-op Looks Ahead Following Salmonella Outbreak

Less dope and more soap please. Thank you health department for doing a recheck and, again, finding the same kind of problems which made people sick the first time.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BiteMe on 08/14/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “A Thousand Backpacks

If their f-ing brain ain't ready for school, than stop taking their money until they are ready to learn and grow. Lots of grunt work to do until the brain is ready.

PS: Have not noticed a single federal stop-smoking campaign in several years. Is this because Obama is a chin-smoker?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Inhale on 08/14/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “A Thousand Backpacks

Suicide is a symptom of a screwed up society. Change society and fix the problem.

Thought for the day: I bet ya $5 anxiety & depression are contagious. Sounds far fetched, but we know that panic and mass-hysteria certainly are.

(A friend who suddenly lost his house, job, kids and wife after seeking 'help' explained the following to me): The approach to dealing with this problem is horribly broken because it will require to so called experts to change the outdated ways to 'help' a person suffering a mental/emotional problem. As it is now, if you really wanna screw up your life beyond belief, meet a bunch of truly crazy people, drug addicts, run up a $20,000 medical bill, and have an arrest record; just ask the system for 'help'. It's like taking a clunky old car to a main-line auto dealer for repairs. They take everything you have and leave you with a sore bung-hole, thus 'curing' you with the realization that what you had before seeking help was a better deal.

People do indeed need help, but the current system is a destructive trap for many, and a profit center for several businesses and professions.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BoingBoing on 08/14/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Blue Collar Care, Gold Standard Caring

I've provided Health Care over the past 24 years in various clinical situations. I would like to thank the Terry Reilly patients for allowing me a life worth living.
The Staff and Administration of the organization are some of the best I've ever worked with..

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Posted by saigon on 08/12/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Blue Collar Care, Gold Standard Caring

Now that is a life worth living.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jewels in Boise on 08/12/2015 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Is Global Warming Real? Is the Pope Catholic?

The Pope, most certainly as a citizen of the world has a right to his opinion and to speak what he believes is correct. the man is not UN-INFORMED'

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Posted by Tamike000 on 08/07/2015 at 2:44 AM

Re: “A Thousand Backpacks

Dude! Many good students can't even get scholarship. I'm one of them and didn't kill myself.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Adam on 08/06/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Somebody's Lying: The IDOC Prison Scandal

I worked out there for several years. I can tell you that there are some highly professional staff doing a tough job in crappy conditions for crappy pay. There are some administrators, however, that are very self serving and need to go. I've seen decisions made that benefit them in appearances to the detriment of safety and the people below them. I think the new Director is good as he comes with real world experience in the Department...I hope he gets an opportunity to make some appropriate changes after the dust settles from all this.

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Posted by former_IDOC_staff on 08/06/2015 at 3:32 PM

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