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Re: “The Freedom to Say No

Can't find anything positive to say, so will say nothing, which says it all.

Posted by Hogger on 03/29/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Donald Trump's Table Manners

So uplifted to read this! History will judge those who stopped Trump and those who supported him. Write your Congressman or Rep ASAP! Let them know how you feel and vote accordingly. You Rock Kathy Gardner!

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Posted by Toffee Mack on 03/29/2017 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Developers Reach Terms on Land Proposed for Downtown Boise Baseball Stadium

Boise City's Liberal Council Members and Mayor will soon reveal a plan to take from the poor, through higher rent from higher property taxes, and middle class, through higher property taxes, and redistribute their wealth to the 1%.

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Posted by Rich Hersey on 03/27/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Grist Recognizes Boise Councilwoman Lauren McLean as Innovator

Well that's a surprise considering her unwavering support for unsustainable development.

Posted by Chuck Woods on 03/24/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “After Emotional Hearing, Idaho House Panel OKs Bill to License Sign Language Interpreters

In Michigan, we passed a law that requires all interpreters to be certified through RID (the NIC exam), BEI, or EIPA (for K-12 interpreters). I believe the law has saved lives, and has provided a tool to Deaf people for finally obtaining qualified interpreters. Yes, there have been struggles, as we have a need for more qualified interpreters. I'm still in favor of the law, and I think the natural next step is to focus on increasing the availability of education programs for interpreters.

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Posted by Danny McD on 03/24/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

The 2nd law of Thermodynamics applies both inside and outside of a Greenhouse including the solar system.

Posted by Mick G on 03/23/2017 at 9:59 PM

Re: “We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care

tRump care will be Cruel and Unusual Punishment for poor people.

Posted by Mick G on 03/23/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Once in a Lifetime

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Respectfully, professor, you must never have seen a total eclipse! A 90% partial eclipse is by NO MEANS anything CLOSE to seeing the full glory of totality. Boise is NOT a good place to see this eclipse. Please, everyone reading this article - get north into the path. Lots of great info on this is available on the various sites quoted in the comments, including

YOU MUST BE IN THE PATH of totality to see all the wonder of a total eclipse. please do NOT stay in Boise, or you will wonder what all the fuss was about - and you will have missed the show! Get north INTO the path! No joke...

Oh yes, and the filters you need in order to safely view the partial phases of the eclipse cost no more than a dollar or so. Get them now!

Dan McGlaun

Posted by Dan McGlaun on 03/23/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Once in a Lifetime

Also, this year's total solar eclipse will not be the first in Idaho in 99 years. The last one was in February, 1979. The 1918 eclipse was the last one to go across the entire country from Pacific to Atlantic coasts.

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Posted by Chris J. Anderson on 03/23/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Once in a Lifetime

From the northernmost tip of Craters of the Moon, totality will last 1 min. 14 sec. Traveling a bit further north, to the center line, will increase the time of totality by 80%.

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Posted by Chris J. Anderson on 03/23/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

Carbon Fraud aptly named. The atmosphere is not analogous to an actual "greenhouse." It is a metaphor for what happens in a system that can trap heat, like a greenhouse. The earth's troposphere is 5 - 9 mi thick, not 8ft. The gases' (CO2, O2, N2, H2O, etc) interactions with solar radiation and earth's thermal radiation is much different in an 8ft high than in a 5-9 mi high box. It is also different at extreme concentration differences. Please show us the experimental data you are citing and the extrapolations used to compensate for the different concentrations, geometric differences, surface difference, effects of the glass or other material used for the enclosure, etc. Without this information, you're just being obtuse and blowing hot air. And contrary to Mick's belief, the 2nd Law of Thermo does not apply to a open system like our atmsophere.

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Posted by xprmntl on 03/23/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Idaho Senate Tangles With Controversial 'Faith Healing' Bill

The only place this is controversial is in the legislature, most folks in Idaho think it's crazy to kill or maim children as a sacrifice to a god. And these are the same people so worried about Sharia law.

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Posted by Bruce Wiley on 03/23/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Idaho Senate Tangles With Controversial 'Faith Healing' Bill

It is appalling that these politicians allow their personal religious beliefs regarding the power of prayer to dictate the law. If you place your hand in a pot of boiling water, you will get burned. No amount of prayer will alter that fact. However, this debate is not about the power of prayer vs. modern medicine. It is about the basic right of a child to be allowed free access to both and not be denied either. The fact that so many lawmakers cannot make that distinction is the heart of the matter.

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Posted by Laura McCarthy on 03/23/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

I want to know why Al Gore, patron saint of the environmental movement in the US Congress and later on VEEP, just bought his SECOND mansion on the beaches of Monte Cito, California, where you would expect the rising seas to swallow up his new investment.…

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 03/23/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

Fact: Anthropogenic CO2 = 0.0015% of the Atmosphere. Myth: 0.0015% of the atmosphere can control the average temperature of the Atmosphere and the Oceans violating the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Fact: The Sun Controls the Climate because the Sun Controls both the H20 and Carbon cycles, Dummies, and the PDO controls western wildfire frequency more than any other climate variable. Fact:You've been brainwashed. Fact:Before you unload on me, I never vote Repulsican and I think tRump is part of the Russian Mafia and should be impeached for his criminal activities.

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Posted by Mick G on 03/22/2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Kills 'Faith Healing' Bill, 11-24

Check the language on the bills you support. The media has relayed this inaccurately. SB1182 was not about faith-healing, but criminalizing parents who choose alternatives to conventional care. These are not child abusers, they are loving parents who want what's best for their children and have a different idea of what that means. Let that sink in...

We are on a slippery slope.

What about allergies or life-threatening conditions that preclude a drug or medical treatment? What if a doctor oversteps parental consent and treats the child with something toxic or harmful? Do we turn our heads because "doctors know best"? I hope we are smarter and capable recognizing of this serious ethics violation.

Until people see through the media's inaccurate information, we will continue hearing these mis-truths and being lied to about who's controlling our politicians (corporations) and our children will suffer.

Some children who receive alternative medical treatments become ill and die, as do some who receive conventional care. Why punish one over the other? Why isn't the medical industry or pharmaceutical companies prosecuted for killing and harming children with drugs, vaccines, and procedures?

Meanwhile, parents who choose alternatives will be made an example of prosecuted. Unacceptable!

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Posted by Jill-David Boman on 03/22/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

If CO2 isn't the culprit, great, but if CO2 is causing the earth to warm so rapidly, it's probably too late to prevent the predicted catastrophes.

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Posted by Herman Allmaras on 03/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Climate Strange: Idaho's Tug of War on Climate Change

Jon - I am truly mystified as to how you think addressing climate change would line my own pockets. It is the fossil fuel industry that is flooding politicians with campaign donations, and I can assure you they are not donating to my campaign.

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Posted by Ilana Rubel on 03/22/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Once in a Lifetime

I'd like to make a correction. While Boise experiences a 99% partial eclipse, that city is NOT inside the path of totality, the only area you can witness nature's greatest sight. Boise is very close to totality, so all Boiseans are urged to take a short drive on I-84 inside the path of totality. You will never regret doing so.

Michael Zeiler,

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Posted by Michael Zeiler on 03/22/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Once in a Lifetime

The Total Eclipse of the Sun is a once in a lifetime opportunity to stimulate Americans to come together in their communities and learn about science and the workings of the universe.

Do you think it is possible for environmental groups across America to work together to help stimulate community discussions between students, teachers, family and friends about how to understand and communicate the science behind environmental issues? Here is an idea for a 7 generation project to kickstart this effort - starting with Earth Day and the National Marches For Science, April 22 and continuing on through the total Eclipse of the Sun on August 21 and into the long range future.…

Posted by gogrimm on 03/22/2017 at 11:40 AM


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