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Re: “Half the World: Heartache, Shrapnel and a Child Named Remember

great post

Posted by jenifervanquez on 07/31/2017 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Half the World: Excerpts from a New Book About Refugees in Boise

Congratulation to the Boise Weekly for having the journalistic integrity to publish stories, like this one, that are responsibly critical of people in power.

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Posted by Professor on 06/07/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

David, it sounds like you have had some really terrible experiences with people who are pretty unsavory, and who also identity as poly. I'm sorry that has colored your view of the entire polyamorous community!
While it's true that people use all kinds of excuses to justify their bad behavior, it's my hope that articles like this one can help people better understand the difference between the larger community and that one jerk who used the label to justify his actions.

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Posted by Erin Huckabay Downey on 05/02/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Walter, that's all fine and dandy until you start harassing people a fraction your age, several states away for that matter, who made it clearly clear they want nothing to do with you to the point that other professional conferences and venues ban you. When the point of unwanted communications tell a young woman that, quote, 'Someday I will get you drunk so you can lose your uptightness' (just one of the many examples) is reached, any reasonable person can infer that several lines have been crossed. Add to that hiring prostitutes off TNABoard to continue the harassment/pathetic campaign and if anyone can defend in the slightest that ilk of behavior from a retired man in his 60s towards a 20-something young professional, that is more than enough commentary on the state of the mental health of said community.

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Posted by David L on 04/26/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

While some may scoff at Polyamory, I think people should step back a second and learn more. It is not about wanton sex although there is nothing wrong with that between consenting adults. Poly is about consent and honesty which is much better than the moralizers that act chaste in the light of day but engage in undercover affairs without the knowledge of their spouse.

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Posted by Walter White on 04/24/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

By all means let us know everything there is to know about 'ethics' when some of your members don't hire prostitutes and have them send death threats and such to young women they obsess over and/or ex-partners. If that's what you want call 'poly' these days...

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Posted by Natan Avi on 04/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Im glad to see that Boise is going backwards in morals..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 04/20/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

This conference was absolutely wonderful and represents a huge step forward in society. Polyamory is based on developing excellent communication skills, negotiating needs (as opposed to automatically expecting your partner to meet them) and creating relationships that actually make the people in them healthy and happy instead of shoving them into a cookie cutter cultural norm that may not actually serve them well. All of the skills used to create successful polyamorous relationships can benefit monogamous relationships too. Very much so. Jealousy is sadly often confused with love and seen as something insurmountable. It is the thing most people are curious about when they first hear of polyamory. Yet upon thoughtful examination, jealousy often represents a specific fear. When the fear is discussed with your loved one it offers both parties an opportunity to show how much they care and assure the fearful one that they are loved and supported. If jealousy is treated as something impossible to get over, many great opportunities for connection and reassurance are lost.

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Posted by Prairiesun on 04/20/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Karen, To compare relationships between consenting adults to pedophelia does a terrible injustice to children. Children are NOT consenting adults. What a horrifically incorrect, insensitive and downright sick thing to say. I fear for the children in any persons life if they cannot see the difference between pedophelia and consenting adults. YIKES!!!!!!

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Posted by Prairiesun on 04/20/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Along Came Poly

JFC....... Why does this remind me of a south park episode ? Maybe there will be a pedophile OPEN group next month.

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Posted by Karen Sufficool on 04/19/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

What next? Let them be whoever and however they want. I'd bet that jealousies would be hard to control. Live and let live, but it doesn't sound enticing at all to me.

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Posted by Ezmeralda on 04/19/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

2 4 6 8... I got a headache.

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Posted by BohdanUke1 on 04/19/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Along Came Poly

Glad to see Boise moving forward and not backwards for once. :D

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Posted by Carl Notapplicable on 04/19/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Now and Then: Giving Voice to the Most Controversial Era of the Boise Police Department

Eugene, fo you remember young boy named Robert Manwell who went missing in Boise 8 years ago? Look up the circumstances and significance of Robert's disappearance, as it relates to your comments. I could tell you but you need to occupy some time to find Boise Police Officers do not terrorize our community. They protect and serve our community and persue the "bad people " who murder children and commit crimes against our community. The BPD does this job every day and every day in Boise we are all a little bit safer.

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Posted by Jim Kerns on 04/14/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Now and Then: Giving Voice to the Most Controversial Era of the Boise Police Department

The omission of testimony of citizens on the receiving end of police violence is worth noting to say the least. "History permits criticism" but not if you censor some of the most important voices.

People who are given that amount of power over other people's lives really shouldn't take the position that there are bad people who deserved to die. Police like those interviewed here often terrorize many in our communities with total impunity, but you wouldn't know it if you only heard from them (and accepted their every word without employing any critical thinking skills). This could be a really interesting project. Instead it seems like a tedious pro-police puff piece.

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Posted by Eugene Dabs on 04/13/2017 at 2:01 AM

Re: “Now and Then: Giving Voice to the Most Controversial Era of the Boise Police Department

I'm proud of all the amazing hours and dedication of that was put towards this thesis!! I have so much pride to see that the Boiseweekly took interest in writing an article. Chelsee put her heart & soul into this project. I found it very informative about all the stages of the BPD over the years. To learn about and give honor to the policemen who now keep you safe.

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Posted by Maree Parkinson on 04/12/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Dietrich: Idaho Teen, Community Grapple With Aftermath of Assault

I found myself in a much milder, yet similar situation when I was in 5th grade back in the 70s. A gang of self appointed "popular" people had me in a bullying corner that could have resulted in a violent physical outcome. Only because the gang were not quite capable of forcing the event to its climax, I did escape it. I suppress the event and rarely think about it, unless events like this one pop up. This was a very horrific attack and no matter what motive or identity label you want to put on it, it deserves close scrutiny and condemnation. I really something good comes out of it and we can learn and improve upon our human condition. Idaho doesn't need any more reasons for flyover know-it-alls to berate us. Let's not give them any more.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 03/09/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Four Hikers Attempt the 900-Mile Idaho Centennial Trail

Kudos to the hikers!

But I disagree with the emphasis on building (and mainting) thru trails. Pounding out the miles on a groomed trail like the PCT compared to following a vanishing trapper or Indian route is day and night -- off trail in the back country is to PCT thru hiking as trail walking is to schlepping along the shoulder of a highway.

I'm all for sharing knowledge of routes -- stream fords, downed timber to avoid, ridges to walk, and impassable cliffs or slide alder to avoid. With GPS that can now be easily shared without the need for blazing. Beyond that, sure maintain some sections along the route in popular areas. But trails are historically maintained by each passing animal.

Thru hiking -- well that is often about milestones and bragging rights. You'll never learn what you will crossing a mountain range off trail.

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Posted by Ridahoan on 09/22/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Four Hikers Attempt the 900-Mile Idaho Centennial Trail

Yeah it was definitely a tough start. A wedding at the end of June pushed our start date a little too far into the danger zone. Had to give it a shot though. I just finished rehiking those miles today. Even in September at 70 degrees, it was still a tough hike.

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Posted by Clay Jacobson on 09/21/2015 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Four Hikers Attempt the 900-Mile Idaho Centennial Trail

Good thing they happened to have a sat phone!

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Posted by MisterWatts on 09/18/2015 at 7:51 PM

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