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Re: “The Raw Milk Deal

Raw milk kills - don't kid yourself that it's healthier than pasteurized milk. The barns holding those cows are no cleaner than that of other cows. Don't believe me? Ask pediatricians. Unless you don't take your kid to a pediatrician.……

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Posted by Violet on 07/16/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Study: Where You Live is Key Factor in Climbing Income Ladder

Shella, that's not true everywhere. I just relocated to Seattle from Boise and my rent increased cost went up 18% but my income increased 42% over my last FT job in Boise. I was unemployed, however, and the jobs I was looking at in Boise were dramatically lower paid than my last job, so that differential could be even bigger.
A friend in the tech field got a $20k raise by moving to Seattle for the same job. Two years later, his salary has doubled.

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Posted by Violet on 07/22/2013 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Remembering Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson, Suicide Prevention in Idaho

Here's the hotline's FB page; their website is under development:…

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Posted by Violet on 07/13/2012 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Tired of High Gas Prices? Trade Your Car for a Bike at Tour de Fat

Since when did BW readers become such literalists! If anyone embodies the spirit of bike commuting, advocacy and fun, it's Lisa. I highly doubt any of the other car traders have absolutely avoided riding/using a car for the entire year, and if they did, they weren't vendors selling their wares at an event, or residents of a very car-oriented state.
I've seen Lisa on that bike on many occasions, no matter the weather or time of day, and she's dedicated, to say the least.

Posted by Violet on 07/31/2011 at 2:11 AM

Re: “Fired Boise Co-op Founder/Manager Talks to BW

Pat Haas is a myopic good ole boy. HE's the one who needs to be let go...of the many boards he's on. Take a look, he's good at making really bad personnel decisions.

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Posted by Violet on 01/14/2011 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Idaho Women's Network Closes Doors

It's always a sad thing to lose an advocacy organization, and to lose jobs. Historically, IWN has been a very important organization. But to many of us, many of us whom are raging feminists, IWN wasn't keeping up with the times. They continued to advocate for issues that other organizations in Boise were also working on (e.g. LGBT and reproductive rights), and seemed out of date and duplicative. You didn't hear them responding in the press when a legislator or county commissioner made an outrageously sexist remark in the press, for example. Their publications needed an update, too. I'm not sure they use social media, and again, I'm a raging feminist, so I go looking for that kind of thing.
There's definitely a need for a women's advocacy group in Idaho. Let's hope one rises again soon.

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Posted by Violet on 04/16/2010 at 4:53 PM

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