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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Idaho Humane Society Takes In Dogs from Wildfire-Devastated California

It's Bad Rap...not Bar Rap. :) The link works, though!

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Posted by Amber Kostoff on 09/30/2015 at 1:54 PM

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

BYU is in Utah...Todd. And college is a great time for people to learn that you don't sign your name to an agreement you don't intend to honor. They signed - they agreed - they're bound. "you are morons"...was that a misspelling? Was that supposed to read "you are Mormons?". Cause you don't even know WTF state the school you're railing against is in...just sayin'.

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Posted by Amy Weir on 09/30/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

From above: "Vaccine preventable diseases do not exist."

HAHAHAHAHAH! Have you every heard of Smallpox? Tetanus? Pertussis? Oh my god, pertussis - sure, as an adult, you can handle a bit of coughing, but an infant with pertussis is going to the hospital. The pertussis vaccine is not perfect, but it has saved countless lives. I repeat - vaccines have worked so well, we forgot how bad the diseases they prevent are.

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Posted by Jason on 09/30/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “City: No Truth to Rumor of October 1 Deadline to Cooper Court Tent City

As someone who has found themselves homeless due to a work related injury, that the State Insurance Fund felt beneficial to dispute, I can tell you first hand what the conditions are like.
First off, this situation is a failure of our community, our government and capitalism as a whole.
Secondly, the drug issue is a misnomer, without money (homeless have very little money) drugs are unavailable. Pot, heroin and other drugs are costly, a luxury for those who have money. Poor people can't afford such luxuries. Alcohol on the other hand is cheep and easy to acquire.
Thirdly, there are very few resources for those who find themselves in the state that I am in. I have crushed and herniated disks in my lower back. I am in pain constantly. Without money, no doctor will help, no pharmacy will fill a pain prescription.

Four years ago, I ran for mayor of Boise with the homeless issue as part of my platform. It was my hope to take some of the property the city owns to build micro housing/ treatment centers/ job skills training to address this issue head on, increasing property tax on the banks to pay for it.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Terry Reilly Announces Patient-Centered Medical Home for Boise Bench

How about hiring an actual patient as an advocate? This job would entail helping other patients navigate the system along with working with the admin in creating a patient centered environment.

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Posted by Alan Brewington on 09/30/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “U of I Students Work on Designs for Homeless Housing

Great article, Harrison. It should be pointed out that U of I is agnostic on the Cooper Court or homeless coordination; this was merely a student exercise in addressing the most basic human needs for personal safety and protection from the elements through design. These concepts could easily be adapted to provide shelter for any internally displaced individuals or families, whether as a cause of natural or economic factors.

There are many approaches to providing housing and shelter options, the city is moving forward on a few fronts, and the Boise Alternative Shelter Cooperative (http://www.basc.space) is exploring a model well established and supported in Eugene, OR by http://www.squareonevillages.org.

Great effort by the architecture students; they were able to tour Coopers Court and interview residents, some of whom were able to see the presentation and results of those interviews. Good luck to everyone involved.

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Posted by boisecitizen on 09/30/2015 at 9:05 AM

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

You are morons. As if you needed another reason to make people think Idaho sucks.

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Posted by Todd on 09/29/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Dismisses Boise Homeless Camping Ordinance Lawsuit

As someone who is homeless, due to no real fault of my own (injured on the job and having to sue for compensation) and as the only person who ran against Mr. Bieter in the last election cycle for Boise's city mayor, I can attest wholeheartedly to this statement and I quote "Efforts on behalf of those in our community who are experiencing homelessness are concrete."

Yes, concrete is the right word for it. It describes very well the unmalleability of the city to actually address the hundreds of homeless in the city rather than making them pariah and dependent on overtaxed social services and it speaks of the hardheadedness of the city leaders who continue to kick this issue down the road, along with every life that has to experience these harsh conditions. Perhaps no citations were issued but folks still get harassed and the fact that I am seeing young people and children at the shelters speaks to me of an absolute failure of our city, our community and our personal moral turpitude.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/29/2015 at 5:32 PM

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

The fact that you are all clearly brainwashed and don't see your ridiculous statements about professionalism is mind boggling. Wake up, folks. It's a new year, not 1955. We don't need to have short hair in order to be considered professional.

@Jeremy D Poland.
What the shit is wrong with you? Are you seriously comparing man buns with something as serious as segregation?

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Posted by Lynzsea Sky Williams on 09/29/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Press: Idaho Woman Sentenced in Falcon Death Trial

She should have been made to serve that time at the Birds of Prey.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/29/2015 at 10:46 AM

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

Would man buns be allowed if they had a garment to put over them? Order your MANLY BUNS GARMANTLY " on line at stickyfingers.orgreligion/ tidingstomuch. Or at a Desseret or Victor Secrets store near you.

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Posted by frankr on 09/29/2015 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Public Art Projects for Boise in FY 2016: 37 Local Artists, $1.4 Million

The problem I have spending $162,000.00 for design of fire stations is that the vote last fall stated that there would be NO tax dollars used? So city politicians use an odd name "(funded through percent-for-art)" isn't it still TAX $. WHERE'S JUDY!

Posted by frankr on 09/29/2015 at 6:11 AM

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

what a bunch of brainwashing pricks

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Posted by Scott Richardson on 09/28/2015 at 5:55 PM

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

STLUKESLIES, what do you know about education requirements for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS? Everyone involved in patient care, especially those administering medications, has post-secondary education. Sorry dear, people with only a high school diploma aren't able to push drugs, you'll find them cleaning the floors. Throwing money at public education won't fix this.

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Posted by Adrian on 09/28/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Public Art Projects for Boise in FY 2016: 37 Local Artists, $1.4 Million

Thanks, Benj. Please remember that the City currently spends more than $4 million in federal and local funds per year on housing and community services to combat homelessness, far more than it spends on arts and cultural projects.

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Posted by Adam Park on 09/28/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Eastern Idaho Man Charged With Terrorism

Extremism in our politics makes for domestic terrorists just as it does in the middle east.

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Posted by Rocky on 09/28/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Live NASA Feed: Supermoon Eclipse + Major Mars Announcement = Supernews

The coming total lunar eclipse on Sunday ( 27 – 28 September) has certain distinguishing features such as : (1). It is combining with supermoon ( perigee Moon ), (2) It is the fourth total lunar eclipse in series, (3). Energies being generated by planets such as Saturn, Mars, Jupiter , Rahu and Ketu ( Nodes of the Moon) as carriers of these lunar eclipses in contemporary times are not as positive as human beings would have wished . The likely impact of the said phenomenon on earth and its inhabitants was explained by this Vedic astrology writer in article - "Total lunar eclipse of 28 September 2015 and the world"- published in June 2015 in Summer 2015 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly publication in print from North Port, Florida. Some months before and after also, the impact remains. . It looks as if there is widespread environment of uncertainty. Mankind is undoubtedly passing through tougher , harder and critical times which may likely cause before mid – 2016 wider damage or harm but end time of mankind as feared by some is neither disclosed nor supported by planetary impacts mentioned here.

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Posted by Kushal Kumar on 09/27/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Public Art Projects for Boise in FY 2016: 37 Local Artists, $1.4 Million

$1.4 million could do a lot for the homeless issue in Boise.
Art is nice but...
having a sense of humanity is a bit more important, socially, or at least so I think.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/27/2015 at 2:17 PM

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

I don't know where the map came from but it wasn't from this Yahoo Group. If anyone want to know what this Yahoo Group is about just do a group search and look for; WashingtonandOregonjoinIdaho and read the group description. If you are interested in joining just click "join" and furnish your County and State. Ken Parsons moderator

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Posted by Ken Parsons on 09/27/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Priest Lake Cabin Site Auction Nets $4.2 Million

Is Idaho selling the furniture to keep the house, temporarily, warm?

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Posted by NIcurmudgeon on 09/27/2015 at 1:01 PM


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