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Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

I'm not really a fan of vaccines myself, but more-so in the sense that I think newborns are given way too many vaccines in too short amount of time. Their systems aren't as able to tolerate such a high concentration of chemicals as older kids. It's dangerous, space them out over more time. However, every parent should be able to decide what's best for their kid. You want your kid vaccinated? Go right ahead. Don't force it on other children though.

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Posted by JayaTheCat on 09/26/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Man buns are absurd. I'm not LDS, but this is awesome and I totally support it. The typical guy who has a man bun is a freaking annoying hipster anyways. Generalization, but so far in my experience it's proven to be true. I get pissed off when I have to drive through downtown Boise to get to the VA and see these idiots walking around everywhere. Wish I could cut 'em off myself.

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Posted by JayaTheCat on 09/26/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “St. Luke's Magic Valley Confirms Child's Death Was Due to Receiving Wrong Medication

Where did you get your statistics stating that these "accidents" are more common in Idaho than in other states?

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Posted by Jenny Stevens on 09/26/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

It's somewhat shocking how stupid so many of you are

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Posted by WishesThereWasAStupidityVaccine on 09/26/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

wow........what century is it over there under your tea party rainbow?............lol

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Posted by Jim on 09/26/2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Farmer Wants E. Oregon and E. Washington to Merge With Idaho

a tea party/secesh wet dream.........lol
all brought to you by your local brown shirt in dodge ram............lol

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Posted by Jim on 09/26/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “St. Luke's Magic Valley Confirms Child's Death Was Due to Receiving Wrong Medication

Such "accidents" are more common in Idaho than in other states which is partly due to the low standards of education in this state. Only 10% of Idaho high school graduates go on to graduate from college so the majority of the work force in Idaho only have a high school education. I've observed and witnessed far too many careless and sloppy mistakes having to do with my own health care in Idaho which can be attributed to the very low standards set for Idaho students. Mediocre students = mediocre workers. My question is: Why is education such a low priority in Idaho? Idaho ranks #49 out of 50 states in dollars spent for education so it should be no surprise that such mediocrity is evident in the work force. I wonder too how many students from Idaho high schools are accepted at out-of-state colleges? Are the same low standards set for Idaho students reflected in the low acceptance rate of Idaho high chool students at out of date colleges?

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Posted by Janna Nikkola on 09/26/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Julie VanOrden

Why is educating our young people such a LOW priority in Idaho? Of the 50 states Idaho ranks #49 in terms of funding for education and only 10% of high school graduates in Idaho later graduate from college. If our young people are not adequately educated how are they to compete in the national and global market place? The US is falling behind Asian and European countries in education. How are we as a country to compete against a better educated and more qualified work force in the global economy? A 4-day school week is UNACCEPTABLE and we expect more for our students. If you are unwilling to advocate for education then perhaps you are not the right person for the job of representing Idaho voters in the House Education Committee. There is NO advantage to a 4-day school week for students and it is UNACCEPTABLE for Idaho's students and Idaho voters.

Posted by Janna Nikkola on 09/26/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

I realize that you're trying to be all cutsey with the rhyming title.

But it truly takes a special, rigid kind of fanaticism to lump in Carson--a pediatric neurosurgeon who actively vaccinates children with an outspoken wish to abolish non-medical vaccine exemptions--with those who are "anti-vax to the max."

I also know that where vaccine uptake rates are steadily rising in Idaho, by this article's own admission, that the state doesn't really fit the "anti-vax" bill either. Simply missing as much as one dose of one vaccine qualifies for a philosophical exemption in Idaho, and numerous parents vaccinate their children on delayed and selective schedules. So it is disingenuous for Dana Williams refer to children with exemptions as "unvaccinated” without providing a necessary break-down of the data.

Finally, the very real horrors of polio and the wonders of the IPV vaccine, both valid in my mind, should not be wielded to emotionally manipulate parents into full schedule compliance, including vaccinating their newborns and kindergartners for Hep B.

There are many ways to discuss vaccines, but the black-and-white thinking from this article, public health officials, and the comments is doing responsible parents no favors.

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Posted by SaraP on 09/26/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Days After Non-ESA Listing of Sage Grouse, Idaho Sues Feds Over Conservation Plan

Governor, I hope that if this becomes another expensive and fruitless lawsuit that the State of Idaho ultimately loses (there's been a lot of ideological freelancing by the Legislature and others lately, resulting in court cases that go nowhere), you'll be the first to reimburse the state and its taxpayers (us) for all of the costs.

Your line for payment forms to the right, just behind all of the "ag-gag" legislators. You'll need to produce three forms of identification ...

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Posted by jacksonnewf1180 on 09/26/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

That's a bold statement to make about the hair style of Jesus or any of the Apostles since there is no physical description of height, weight, build, facial features or hair style. It's all assumption. So, you need to come up with something else about this stupid argument. Mullets were the norm for a while. They are stupid. So is hair in a bun if you are a dude. And saying it is the norm nowadays is also stupid. So was segragation, it doesn't mean it's okay if everyone is doing it.

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Posted by Jeremy D Poland on 09/26/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

It's easy to get side tracked and debate religious matters as BYUI is a religiously based intuition. What matters is that the rules were agreed to before attendance started and they've been broken. Some may agree this style is rejected by the rule code, some may disagree. It's a grey area as it's above the ears and clean but still considered extreme. The people that made the rule get to decide which way the hammer swings in the matter. Accept it or find another school. The religious references and Morman slandering are irrelevant and disrespectful. Those comments are not contributing to the discussion and those people are using this forum only to complain and attack while not really debating the original topic. Note: this style violates the military dress code as well. If a soldier broke the code no one would be talking about Jesus. It has nothing to do with Mormons or other religion. A rule is a rule regardless of the rule maker's background or reason. Accept the rules or find another playground to run around in.

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Posted by ShockDoctor7 on 09/26/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Part 2/2

Discipline - (this is mostly referring the brother Hardman) "by small and simple things, great things are brought to pass". What a true statement. However, I do not think it means what you think it means. My interpretation and the logical one, I think, is that great things begin by the smallest of steps. It doesn't imply whether these things are god or bad, just great. This bun issue is a very small thing and it's implications are large. It is very sexist at its core. To have such a double standard is rediculous and am glad to believe that more and more people are progressing beyond such ignorant thought. To have an organization based on education and spiritualism get caught up on such an insignificant topic speaks to a fundamental flaw in the execution of their proclaimed perpose and is a HUGE red flag that may imply alterior motives.

For the purpose of context, I am still tecnically mormon, but do not believe in the teachings or any ominous god for that matter. However, I have a great respect for many of their beliefs, primarily theor family valuess and sense of community. You know the importany things, people. Rant concluded.

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Posted by Christopher Shakespeare on 09/26/2015 at 11:00 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Part 1/2
This whole thing being an issue is utterly absurd on every level:

Religion - Yes, the depictions of Jesus Christ shows him with long hair and yes, by the way, brother Neumann, Jesus was middle eastern. No, I can't imagine "God" caring about the length of anyone's hair unless somehow it's unhealthy for them. I'm not sure how that would be possible.

Professionalism - There is something to be said about the topic, but I believe our standards are largely completely unrelated to our concerns. Professionalism is desired because we want to have faith that the person were doing business with is reliable. For instance, if one is not capable of caring for themself, such as maintaining a reasonable amount of cleanliness and order to their own person, how can I have faith that they will be able to do what it is that I need of them. If a man is able to grow and care for his long hair (this is far more work than with short hair) I have higher hopes that he can help me than if he was disheveled. Tattoos do not imply that one cannot accomplish his/her tasks.

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Posted by Christopher Shakespeare on 09/26/2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Any of you idiots ever been to boarding school? They have rules too you have to follow including hair regulation for boys. Just because there are rules and standards doesn't make them wrong. Read the article without the word Mormon.

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Posted by David M MacAllen on 09/26/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Accusations of corporatism? Check.
Shilling for 'big pharma?' Check.
Grandi? Check.
Hitler? Check.
Claims of lying and/or bullying? Check.
Vaccination = rape? Check.

It's pseudoscience bingo!

Seriously, I'm convinced that vaccines are a victim of their own success - they work so well that we forgot how bad the diseases they prevent are.

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Posted by Jason on 09/26/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Cowboy Jesus, Jewish Jesus and hippy Jesus doesn't approve.

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Posted by amie on 09/26/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

The point isn't that the LDS church thinks man buns are evil. It's something way simpler than that. There is a scripture that says "by small and simple things, great things are brought to pass." Obeying the rules of the honor code are not to enslave and brainwash, it's to teach them how to obey the commandments of God. There is a trend that those who aren't able to follow the simple rules of the honor code and complain about it also typically have the same attitude towards Gods commandments. Complaining and hating them when they are really there to liberate you. It's easy for me to see how the honor code has changed my life for the better. But don't think that the LDS church is proclaiming man buns a sin or anything like that, that's just naively searching for a way to bring hatred into this small issue

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Posted by Jared Hardman on 09/26/2015 at 9:40 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Your mom has a man bun

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Posted by Man Buns on 09/26/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Why apply so much criticism to a topic you do not fully understand? BYUI is an LDS Church run university where principals of professionalism and cleanliness meet to help students prepare for a successful career in their chosen field.

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Posted by Car56 on 09/26/2015 at 8:05 AM

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