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Re: “No Poop For You; Poop Fairy Campaign to Fly Into Boise This Spring

Strange! A year or so ago, I was cycling out by Marianne Williams Park, when I crossed paths with a redneck and his dog, who had just left his pickup... the dog proceeded to relieve himself on the sidewalk. Then they strolled nonchalantly on, leaving the pile for somebody else to deal with.

I said to him, "Are you leaving that for the Poop Fairy to clean up?"

He went off on me with a string of expletives - not totally unexpected, I s'pose, considering who I was conversing with. He was quite critical of my "attitude." Yeah, I'm the one who has an attitude! Pretty much every pathway user has an attitude, when it comes to piles of poop.

Some people shouldn't own dogs; they're not mature enough for it.

Posted by bikeboy on 03/28/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Facing Possible Blackout of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Cable One Says Viacom Wants 100 Percent Rate Increase

Hulu Plus, delayed one day, $8.00 per month. How much is cable?

Posted by frankr on 03/28/2014 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Press: Coeur d'Alene Tribe to Offer Live Poker, In Spite of Warning

Move forward Tribe. You've got my head nod. Those good ol' white boys don't play by the rules. They do what works for their good ol' white boy network. Disregard those knuckleheads. Their days are limited. The youth do not relate to them and will not have any jobs to speak of in this state. Eventually, the good ol' white boy club will die out. So, play your cards but do it responsibly. Don't tempt those with addiction tendencies like other casinos do. That is plain wrong.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 03/28/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Facing Possible Blackout of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Cable One Says Viacom Wants 100 Percent Rate Increase

Is that why I cannot access so many videos online?

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 03/28/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Hikers Do Expensive Damage To Muddy Trails

It's the same issue with motorized and non-motorized users alike. ATVs tear up the place when the ground is wet, but often do minimal damage when the ground is dry (I'm from the Lake Superior area, so I'm not talking about Boise). 4WD vehicles do the same to many roads. And, hikers and mountain bikers are widening trails in areas where the soil is clayey, creating mudholes, parallel routes, and resource damage.

The solution is not to keep people off of trails. The solutions involve rerouting trails to stabler locations, trail surface hardening, and closing trails when the ground is wet. Simply suggesting that folks stay off of trails when the ground is wet is not likely a good solution.

Posted by Doug Welker on 03/28/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Boise Council Endorses New Plans for More Two-Ways, More Bike Lanes

A bike is not an alternative mode of transportation to anyone but a minimum wage worker. Anyone with a professional job can't ride a bike to work, and where do you think they live.

There is not one mass transit system in the US that is profitable. They are money loser's, subsidized by the city's they are in. If a community chose's to support it, that's fine but get real people.

Portland, Denver and Seattle have good mass transit systems, but they also have a HUGE downtown area, AND they have links from the Airport to the downtown corridor so that people can fly in and get to where they NEED to be.

Life is not a vacation people, business is what supports the community, not people on vacation or people without jobs that want to ride their bikes downtown to pickup 2buck chuck at Trader Joe's.

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Posted by luvmy45 on 03/28/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “The Rest of the Story About That Woodland Empire Beer Sign Controversy

More amazing "NO DUH" reporting by BW!

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Posted by Just Another John Smith on 03/28/2014 at 8:03 AM

Re: “8,000 People Have Signed a Petition to Give Alaska to Russia

OMG-----------Uh--------What?----------Yeah let's give away the best thing and the best deal the USA ever made-- Like-- I don't think so.

Posted by Ellen Snowden on 03/27/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Read All About It

It is disgusting that Dave Bieter and the Boise city council members continue to hire firms from outside of Boise?? "Architectural Nexus is a Salt Lake City architectural firm that we've retained to work on a project for us," Booe told BW. DIDN'T HUMMEL DESIGN THE EGYPTIAN?!
Because a facility is cramped is not a good enough reason to increase SPACE & property taxes.
In your article " Boise's Next Big Thing" The CCDC, Dave Bieter, Gardner Company & GBAD look forward to CRAMPING 8th Street! from the river to the Zion's bank building!
From the reports I have read if Tommy Ahlquist stops to quick he'll have to go to his work place to have the heads of Dave Bieter, Boise Council and CCDC members removed from his ass.
Boise needs a mayor that represents all Boise-ans, not just those in the downtown area and Salt Lake City businesses?

Posted by frankr on 03/27/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Recovering the Homeless: Organizations Pulling Boise's Homeless Off the Streets

I am glad CATCH is working out. We have a lot of homeless people who have little or no self esteem nor the ability to escape the shelters. So we have much to do. I did some correspondence with the legislators this last session and made some progress. They realizer that homeless people and many people in jails and prisons should not be there. So work is being done to fix that because it saves the State and local communities a lot of money that could be used for other projects if these folks were off the streets and out of jails, becoming productive members of society. They will not do it by themselves. So we need programs to get them going. We need programs for counseling, medications and education.

Posted by Jerry Branson on 03/27/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Locked and Loaded

Let's take a look at this comment: "What if one of these gun nuts decides he wants to shoot people? Now he is legally allowed to have his gun to do so. Otter is putting human life at risk"

Since it's illegal to shoot someone, do you really think that because you can legally carry a gun, makes it more likely that you can do something illegal with it now that you couldn't before?

Please explain that logic, I'm confused.

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Posted by luvmy45 on 03/27/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Locked and Loaded

If you don't want to carry a gun, own a gun, or even touch a gun. That's your right, and you can just not do it... but you don't get to tell me what to do, that's not your right, especially as it relates to the constitution.

You want to be GBLT and do what you want, well that offends me, but guess what, I defend your right to be it, because I won't tell you how to live your life... so why must I be tolerant of you, but you won't be tolerant of me?

Posted by luvmy45 on 03/27/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “U.S. Judge Reverses Medicaid Cuts to Idaho Adults With Developmental Disabilities

As a service coordinator in Northern Idaho the services provided by this division is by far the most productive. These programs not only help with basic living but there are also avenues for the participants to learn work skills as well. They have no desire to abuse the system but to be viable parts of their community. There is no much to the big picture of this subject it needs page upon page of articles. Hopefully this ignites some real awareness of the issues we face and the good things that happen through this program. Kudos to Mr. Eppink on a job well done. I for one am on board to help with the case against that moronic budget tool.

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Posted by Hannah Liedkie on 03/27/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The Rest of the Story About That Woodland Empire Beer Sign Controversy

I feel like there was real missed opportunity for "Brew-haha" to be used in the subhead here.

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Posted by jeng on 03/27/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Two Eastern Oregon Communities Don't Want Legal Pot Shops

To the communities that choose to ban cannabis shops- You are about to start losing money! People will go to the next town over to buy cannabis and will do their shopping there! That is EXACTLY the situation I am in- I have to drive to the next town to get my cannabis, and while I am there I check out THEIR markets and do some shopping! Meanwhile, the local City Council wonders why so many businesses are failing!

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Posted by Storm Crow on 03/27/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Low Pay, High Education

Unfortunately when you sign up for a higher education you sign absolutely no paper which states that eventually you are going to get a decent job with good reimbursement. It is an awful truth and many of our people suffer from the same problem. Actually lots of kids refuse getting onto debt as there is very little perspective in our country nowadays. Kids see no point in wasting four year of their lives on never ending academic papers (though some prefer to order it here: ) because life might not be that different for them after all

Posted by Daniel Faith on 03/27/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The Rest of the Story About That Woodland Empire Beer Sign Controversy

I don't see the CRAFT BEER sign being anymore of a distraction than what's there now!…

Posted by Karl Fengler on 03/27/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “U.S. Judge Reverses Medicaid Cuts to Idaho Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Excellent work, ACLU. In working with this population, we see the day-to-day impact that those cuts have had on this population. The DHW took away DENTAL COVERAGE for this population. For example, your sister who is an adult with mental retardation could not get her teeth cleaned. These folks were having teeth extricated because they were not covered for comprehensive dental.

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Posted by knitgirl on 03/27/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Boise Council Endorses New Plans for More Two-Ways, More Bike Lanes

I lived in and watched Austin TX become unlivable due to the city's failure to implement alternative modes of transportation. Parks & restaurants that once were a pleasant 10 minute bike ride away are now 30 minute traffic slogged drives that only the naivest of hipsters would consider a safe pedal or walk.

I'm happy to see Boise taking steps now to retain quality of life--without quality of life Boise becomes just another Western big box wasteland. Next step, a commuter train connecting the airport & downtown to Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell.

Posted by Jack K on 03/27/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Boise Woman Jailed After Officers Discover Children in 'Deplorable' Living Conditions, Including Drugs, Paraphernalia

See why cops want to take children away from their families:

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Posted by Mike Wales on 03/27/2014 at 9:57 AM

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