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Comment Archives: stories: News: News

Re: “Hard Choices: As Boise's To-Do List Grows, So Does Tax Burden Gap

Still think corporations are people? If they are, they should pay taxes just as equally.
And if Boise is such a safe city, why then spend 29 cents on every dollar for police? I watch the police reports, I see what types of arrest they make.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 07/02/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Clubs Challenge YMCA Property Tax Exemption

"Just concerned individuals"...yeah right. IAC and Axiom do nothing charitable in our community, and for the Commissioners to unilaterally slash the Y's exemption based on IAC's and Axiom's purely self-interested objections is wrong! Please PLEASE support the charitable work the Y does in our community and request that Ada County reinstate their 100% property tax exemption. We need more organizations like the Y in our community, not profit-hungry rude meat market gyms like Axiom and IAC!

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Posted by BWReader on 07/02/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Clubs Challenge YMCA Property Tax Exemption

"We're just concerned individuals" they said while holding shovels covered in bullshit.

If you believe that they're just concerned individuals then man have I got a SCREAMING deal for you on my ocean front property in Arizona. I just can't find the time to use it anymore so I'm willing to sell it for pennies on the dollar.

21 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Rencher on 07/02/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Clubs Challenge YMCA Property Tax Exemption

"We're just concerned individuals" who run massive, obnoxious businesses that thrive on selling supplements and vanity.

The YMCA provides discounts for low-income families and provides endless services for Idahoans, regardless of their financial status. Conversely, Axiom and IAC want two-year memberships at $40-50/mo, then they push products in your face endlessly while you try to exercise.

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Posted by BTR on 07/02/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Rewriting (and Rebuilding) History

My father had an office in the Owyhee and our family used to stay in the hotel in the Summer sometimes when it was too hot at home. I have fond memories of time out by the pool sipping on Shirley Temples and dinner in the Gamekeeper enjoying the waitstaff marching out to the table with the flaming shish kebabs...and that cheesecake - a tasty marvel. In junior high and high school, I'd go there with a friend and enjoy the meals and the service. Now, I live in another state and have stayed many times at the Owyhee on visits to Boise. Wonder what my father would think about the building being described as "funky". Time marches on, but I certainly enjoyed the conservative, classy elegance of the Owyhee that I knew.

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Posted by Moore4 on 06/30/2014 at 11:03 PM

Re: “No, Thanks

Round a bouts suck please don't put them anywhere including neighborhoods!

Posted by Chris Hammond on 06/30/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “No, Thanks

I think spending $67,500 designing it was a waste, knowing full well that the City would likely have something to say about it and not thinking that giving someone in city hall a call before getting started would be a good idea. Why do we still have a highway district anyhow? Is there anyone (besides the highway district) who thinks that having two fiercely independant bodies operating conflicting agendas in the same space is efficient or even reasonable?

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Posted by Michael Long on 06/26/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “No, Thanks

tax payer subsidized free parking is more important than safety.

Posted by Scott Batson on 06/25/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Idaho's Fireworks Paradox

I wonder if you have an explosives permit (I'm not sure the word); like a concealed weapons permit; if you could shoot off what ever you want.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Micheal Qualls on 06/25/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Centre Piece

One of the fundamental wonderful characteristics of Boise is its distinction from urban blight. Sadly this is vanishing. Building up hides the character and history of this unique community. Trying to be like "other"cities is like trying to be like other people; you simply end up losing yourself...

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Posted by MEChacon on 06/22/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Oh, The Places You'll Go (In Boise)

Wayfinding in Boise has been haphazard at best. True, ACHD has some wayfinding signs up, but there's a good bit of DIY, private, and public wayfinding devices all over the city. And I don't get "Fed Ups'" comment. What does this story have to do with Mayor Bieter? This wayfinding initiative is sponsored by DBA and CCDC. The Mayor sits on the CCDC board, but he hardly directs staff level things like this. This initiative doesn't have anything to do with him.

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Posted by LGM1 on 06/19/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Oh, The Places You'll Go (In Boise)

George Prentiss is is bieter's boy. There's no room for credit to ACHD with that outsize ego Hen.

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Posted by Fed up on 06/19/2014 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Madelynn Taylor: Still Waiting

Keep on fighting, Madelynn. You've earned the right. The Governor is dead wrong. Vietnam Vet

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Posted by Mick on 06/18/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Oh, The Places You'll Go (In Boise)

I am surprised that the initial credit for this Wayfinding project has not been cited to the ACHD Bicycle Advisory Committee, who actually pioneered this system for the County/Boise City. It's a smart and inexpensive aid for all residents to take advantage of. Biking is much more enjoyable and efficient when there are decent facilities available to make sense of the navigable routes apparent.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hen Tooth on 06/18/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Where the Uber Meets the Road

Yes, absolutely! Relocated from Seattle and uber has been the best and most reliable taxi service I've ever used. They open your door, provide water, and are always on time. Just a classy service. I will pay extra for any uber over the taxi service in boise. I haven't been impressed yet. Uber, please hurry.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julia Rhinehart on 06/16/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Where the Uber Meets the Road

I'm a Green City Taxi driver I don't think our boise people want to use unsafe ride
according to news uber can't stay long on this business

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Posted by Karim on 06/16/2014 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Plate of Politics: When Restaurants Become Culture War Battlegrounds

I don't like smoking. I despise it when I am in a park.. (boise law prohibits smoking in parks) and some right to smoke guys light up and then tell me I am the asshole for telling them to leave. I think this should be what we are talking about rather than guns. We are in Idaho. I remember growing up in Mtn Home, watching ranchers walk into first security bank with six shooters at their sides. You know what no one said anything and no one called the police because "someone has a gun" having a gun is not illegal.

Most people would say that 95-99 percent of all people are good..... Its the 1-5 percent that gives the others a bad name. This is true in any group. Churches, police, lawyers gun owners and single stay at home mom's. There are assholes in every group.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by James Mclaughlin on 06/13/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Plate of Politics: When Restaurants Become Culture War Battlegrounds

Boise weekly! Always here to satisfy your daily dose needs for one sided sensationalist liberal reporting. Right here in Idaho!

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Posted by jackson12 on 06/13/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Plate of Politics: When Restaurants Become Culture War Battlegrounds

There's a proper way to go about carrying a firearm and there are proper firearms for different situations. Here in Idaho, it's so easy to get a concealed carry permit after taking state mandated classes (with tons of private companies offering in depth and advanced safety courses licensed by the state) and a reasonable concealed firearm that anyone wanting to carry should go through this process, then no matter the store policy they can't do anything about it because it's concealed and you haven't broken any law.
However, the fear associated with open carrying in Idaho makes no sense. If you are afraid of someone out of uniform carrying a firearm, you either: A. Have very little or zero firearm education and don't realize you live in a state where we have more sport shooters (with more training than 99% of our police force) than we know what to do with. Or B. You happen to be a gun owner and are familiar with firearms/firearm equipment, and the person carrying openly is clearly doing it wrong and needs training or to leave their gun at home.
That being said, I agree that carrying a full size rifle into anywhere other than a shooting range or the woods, is attention seeking behavior. If you feel the need to carry, get a reasonably sized pistol and a good holster with well made retention properties that make it obvious you aren't about to whip it out and wave it all over the place. Also, conduct yourself in a respectful manner because let's face it, if being an asshole can get you kicked out, being an armed asshole isn't going to make people feel any safer around you.

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Posted by VMAX208 on 06/12/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Plate of Politics: When Restaurants Become Culture War Battlegrounds

If you see Heavily Armed Civilians in a store, leave immediately, boycott the store in the future and inform store management of your actions. As a Vietnam Vet, I'm very comfortable being among Heavily Armed Troops in a War Zone but I resent a bunch of Goof Ball Gun Worshipers attempting to turn the U.S.A. into a War Zone.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mick on 06/12/2014 at 2:44 PM


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