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Re: “Federal Judge Dismisses Boise Homeless Camping Ordinance Lawsuit

Benj Hall: Are you saying that the Judge was incorrect? That there weren't sufficient beds at any of the shelters, and that someone was actually unable to engage in the activity of sleeping? Or are you just spouting off with some vague outrage?

Because, if there was actually someone who was unable to find a shelter bed to sleep on and they were actually unable to sleep on the sidewalk because of the ordinance... if there was actually someone harmed by the ordinance... they could bring a lawsuit against the city of Boise. So, if that person exists, that person should definitely get in touch with NLCHP.

I have compassion for the homeless, I really do. But, I am failing to understand why this law (as enforced) is so onerous.

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Posted by Matt Ledes on 10/01/2015 at 9:23 AM

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

As a BYU I alumni this year let me clear a few things up for everyone. First location of college doesn't matter at BYUI because tuition is membership based and not state funded as a religious private school. It cost the same if you are from Idaho, Florida, Australia or anywhere else. Secondly, we read and agree to abide by school rules no matter what they are by signing an Honor Code Agreement.Third, Our University has been voted every year for the Hottest and Smartest List that names only the top 20 schools nationwide. BYU Provo won overall hottest this year. The schools have high standards so that students look clean cut and classy at all times. We usually have potential future employers on campus and you don't wear extreme styles to professional interviews. Our image is professional and nationalally recognized. Until you have been on the campus or have taken missionary discussions to know LDS/Mormon, please don't discriminate against our way of life. Thank you. :)

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Posted by BYUIALUMNI2015 on 10/01/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “This Is What Politicians Debating Global Warming Will Look Like Soon

I am curious yellow about this: how many of our local politicians still believe that Global Warming is not occurring? Any and all answers appreciated. Larry Sirhall

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Posted by Larry Sirhall on 10/01/2015 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Gladiatorial Games

It appears that you do not understand the power of education. If you give one generation of children to any of histories great tyrannts . . .your society will be crushed. The sports franchise gives the child (now reared to believe that it "evolved" from the chimpanzee) a sense of loyalty and purpose the erodes the the bond of parent and family. The subtle and gradual impressions upon the young mind starting at about age five are the most profound and long lasting. The big yellow bus, the meals and most modern buildingin town that are obviously more than the parent and family can possibly match. The sense of involvement and community that the church can not match. The uniforms and ceremonies and all that is "extracurricular" are what will eventually make a creature of the state.

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Posted by roger.wells.583 on 10/01/2015 at 6:31 AM

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

I would love to have a blue pit like Buhda or Niko I can be in Boise Friday please let me know

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Posted by Daniel Hall on 10/01/2015 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Best Local Florist

Yay Will, you are the best!!! Always a good friend and a magician with flowers and whatever else you can mash together. Your pieces are always moving and create memories that are cherished a lifetime...Amazing!

Posted by jlynn on 09/30/2015 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Killing Truth

What is the Jhon Birch society?

Posted by gueri on 09/30/2015 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Best Local Sandwich Shop

Way to go Bluebird.

Cobbys and Crew

Posted by cessna on 09/30/2015 at 9:21 PM

Re: “What's New on the Menu

Could've tried offering something unique in a unique part of town, but nope. Pizza. Yay. The other 10-15 pizza places within a 2-mile radius weren't enough?

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Posted by Red October on 09/30/2015 at 9:20 PM

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

Happy to see that Idaho's shelters have opened their doors.

Posted by Ruth on 09/30/2015 at 9:00 PM

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

I don't like man buns but I don't like Mormons more so I vote shenanigans on this. If it were instituted before the school year then great, but to arbitrarily change half way through its BS. I am from Idaho, and I hated having all the stupid college kids showing up to ruin a great state each year.

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Posted by Meat the Boremons on 09/30/2015 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Who: Stitch Marker

This Man is Not Only A Prince, and a Gentleman... but is Key in my development as a Working Artist as well as a Damn Good Friend and a so-so Poker Player. Love You Stitchard the 3rd ❤️

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Posted by M.A. Taylor on 09/30/2015 at 8:32 PM

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

I understand the concept of homelessness and the need for a location for their needs, although I have never been there. I happened to take the off ramp at the location of the encampment yesterday and was amazed of the closeness to the city center freeway. It hasn't been that long ago that the very building they are camping around was hit by a car coming off the freeway. If I were homeless I think I could find any where else to be safer. ACHD may have some safety issues with this location also. It certainly forced me to take my eyes off the road when passing by.

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Posted by Boiseconcerned on 09/30/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Best Local Car Dealer

Bob's is the best! Friendly, no pressure sales people and a fabulous service department. Bobby Peterson and the crew are definitely the best in Boise.

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Posted by wood&beer on 09/30/2015 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Best Local Bike Shop

Very honored to win Boise's Best Local Bike Shop. A little confused about the metaphor they used, but still honored.

I think Boise has a lot of Best Bicycle Shops, just best at different things. For DIY repair, used bikes and parts, education, and advocacy, yep, I'd say BBP takes the cake. Plus BBP has the hardest working staff in the history of history. But, I think there are certainly things that George's, IMT, and others are best at too. Boise is lucky to have some many great bicycle shops!

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Posted by Jimmy Hallyburton on 09/30/2015 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Best Local New Addition to Downtown Boise

Gotta love these guys...

Posted by boisecitizen on 09/30/2015 at 6:41 PM

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

This is the stuff I have a problem with, this conservatism extremism.....I started growing my hair out almost two years ago after my aunt passed away from cancer so I could donate it to another family struggling with a similar situation that our family went through. Hairstyles don't harm anyone, they don't enable learning, and for a religion that expresses free agency they sure are stripping that away at BYU-I

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Posted by Kinnon Peck on 09/30/2015 at 6:04 PM

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

Oh good. More housing for the poor can be immediately filled with refugees while locals are again left out.

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Posted by Jerry Branson on 09/30/2015 at 4:40 PM

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

BYU is not only in Utah, there also is a satellite campus in Idaho...Rexburg I think but not sure.

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Posted by Kathy Downey on 09/30/2015 at 4:08 PM

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

When you enroll at a BYU campus you agree to abide by the honor code which is the same as the standards of the Mormon church. They signed the document. They knew before their first class. No messy hair, no smoking, drinking, coffee, or pre-marital sex. If they can't hack that, then they need to find another school. Oh, and btw and fyi, even the leaders of the church are banned from having beards and moustaches.

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Posted by Kathy Downey on 09/30/2015 at 4:07 PM

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