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Re: “Cruel and Unusual

Anyone know of a good attorney to look into our mentally ill sons treatment at IMSI in Kuna?

Posted by Ken on 09/25/2015 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

The anti-vaccination movement started in the late 1700s with resistance to compulsory vaccination in the UK. Andrew Wakefield's article in 1998 was very much a late-comer with peer-reviewed articles linking vaccination to autism since the early 1900s - well before there was a word for this spectrum and it was referred to as post-vaccinal encephalitis.

Since no vaccine can convey lifelong immunity nor can it stop fully-vaccinated individuals from either contracting or spreading the diseases they are vaccinated against, it is foolish to say that people have to be vaccinated to eradicate diseases.

To quote Mahatma Ghandi:

Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time.

Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.

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Posted by Meryl Dorey on 09/24/2015 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Before George Prentice's hatchet job on Vaccination Liberation, I was warning that BW is NOT an "alternative" publication but is as "corporate" as the Statesman.

Research shows that a year ago senior CDC researcher Dr. Wm. Thompson became whistleblower re a CDC research project showing Merck's MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in black boys by 300%. He and his colleagues were forced to lie about this by their bosses--including CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding who, according to Reuters, left CDC for a job at Merck as head of their $5 billion vaccine division.

Robert Kennedy, Jr., has been vocal regarding the news media's censorship of this, plus of the two Merck scientists-turned-whisteblowers charging fraud at Merck re the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine. That case is in the courts.

In one of his books, Nobel laureate Linus Pauling wrote that in 1935 Dr. Claus Jungblut, Columbia University, found that high doses of vitamin C "inactivates poliomyelitis virus and destroys its power of causing paralysis...." Plus, vitamin C works against "all bacterial and viral diseases... ."

Vaccination is one of the greatest frauds ever foisted on the public--NOTHING to do with science; EVERYTHING to do with $$$$$$$.

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Posted by vaccinetruth on 09/24/2015 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

If you actually read about the polio vaccine being the leading cause, it is a type of vaccine only used in third world countries, anymore. Most developed countries moved away from it in 2000.

Vaccines are not perfect, by any means. But people forget that Iron Lungs used to be an industry that was killed off due to vaccination. It is easy to demonize vaccines when, we as a species, have the "it could never happen to me" brain block when it comes to these illnesses.

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Posted by Marvin Kinney on 09/24/2015 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Look up the leading cause of polio and polio paralysis you will be surprised.

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Posted by Jamie Clemons on 09/24/2015 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

I have to agree with the posts here. I remember polio and other kiddie diseases of the past. Avoiding vaccines is absolutely foolish.

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Posted by Jerry Branson on 09/23/2015 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Any child not current on their vaccinations should not be allowed in public school. They should be home-schooled to protect themselves from exposure and to protect the other children.

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Posted by Gary Compton on 09/23/2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Idaho....still in the dark ages....again

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Posted by Red on 09/23/2015 at 2:53 PM

Re: “A Sustainable Boise

Sustainable Development is an ideology, based in radical environmentalism and the belief in Global Warming, that seeks to steal freedom stealthily from unsuspecting citizens. Take the theory of Global Warming. no matter that it has technically and scientifically failed by the standards of the Scientific Method, its believers have weaponized it to compel the public into its bidding. The original hypothesis was that Co2 poured into the atmosphere will cause a greenhouse effect and warm the planet. Reality: nearly 2 decades of flatlined global temperatures, at a time when record amounts of Co2 were poured into the atmosphere. Result of experiment: The theory of Global Warming has utterly failed, if this were about true science there would be no mention of it but it's not about science, it's about control from the top and religion from the bottom. So, it follows that everything based in the bad science of Global Warming, like Sustainable Development, is fundamentally flawed and should be denied and its proponents rejected at the ballot box. Oh yeah, I forgot, Sustainable Development IS Agenda 21….here is the UN’s website that details how they are exactly the same bad thing.

Posted by MHoskinson on 09/15/2015 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Booth Gets the Boot

I also remember being there at 14 years old and major and brigadier ran the center it was a safe place and was used by many girls this was in 1980 and I have always wanted to go back there and tell them thank you for making a difference in my life
I kept my daughter who is now 35 years old and I would have not been able to have those skills needed if not for this program sorry to hear it closed what a loss for others !

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Posted by Mickeybeth on 09/13/2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “P is for Pre-K: A New Start in Boise's Vista Neighborhood

How? Where best to follow this/these school(s)?

P is for Pre-K: A New Start in Boise's Vista Neighborhood

Posted by Sheryl Morris on 09/12/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “KIVI-TV Channel 6 Puts The 'Free' Back Into 'Freelancer'

The reporter, Chris Oswalt, has gotten fired from pretty much every job he has worked at. Now he's been forced back to wherever he came from to make up more stories.

Posted by Alex on 09/10/2015 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

I was near the Grove , and there was a familiar looking individual sitting on the bench with a sign , I didn't r recognize who it was, but then I saw the resident homeless individual (his truff) (its true), he picked this guy up and told him to get off his corner and that little guy when I saw his face was none other than my next door neighbor who was NOT homeless, receives a check from the government,...IS NOT STARVING , he has meal on wheels..The point here is that when you take some of them some of these individuals and House them in neighborhoods, they don't leave behind their old habits and their old ways of behaving and often brings danger in your environment.

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Posted by Tamike000 on 09/10/2015 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

Boise is so lacking in help for those with mental health issues and those with substance abuse problems (witch in many cases are linked). And are you aware of the statistics of ex-cons who get violated on parole and sent back to prison for not having adequate housing? It is not a simple solution for the homeless. ARGH (Oh, my friend finally found a place a few months back with a private owner of a duplex who chose to see who he really is)

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 09/07/2015 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

@Victor Torigoe your story is true for some but there are so many others with different problems. You sound like just a normal guy who ran into a tough break. (like so many other homeless) Here is just one example of a close friend of mine. (fortunately he has not been homeless because of family and friends) but he has a job, going to BSU has no substance abuse problems and looked for over a year and a half for a place to live on his own. His problem: 8 years ago he was arrested for heroin possession. He got on methadone for a year and has been clean and sober ever since. Many rentals are run by management companies and as soon as they read of his heroin arrest they basically threw his app in the garbage. And the situations for people with mental heath issues are huge as some have mentioned above. (Continued below)

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 09/07/2015 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

If you can't afford a place in Boise, you aren't trying hard enough! I am originally from Los Angeles, so I know what affordable is, and it's all of Boise! These bums are just lazy, and don't want to work, keep feeding them for free and they will never go away! Don't tell me, I do not know what I am talking about! I have been in their situation, I came from Los Angeles with only my car and the clothes on my back! I worked hard, and now I own my own home and everything is pretty good now! "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish, and you feed yourself. He's a grown man. Fishing's not that hard."

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Posted by Victor Torigoe on 09/06/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Kentucky Clerk Jailed for Refusing to Recognize Gay Marriages

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Posted by Lochinvar on 09/05/2015 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Kentucky Clerk Jailed for Refusing to Recognize Gay Marriages

She's been married four times which means that she believes a marriage is between one woman and four men.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 09/03/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

Many entities are needed to create a lasting,county, state, private and nonprofit interests—especially housed and unhoused citizens. Boise's local homeless summit is a start. Bashing city hall is sport for some and livelihood for others, but doesn't create bed spaces or housing.

It takes developers willing to build housing at a range of price points and sizes, land (donated) and political will to create sustainable housing markets. It takes jobs—and sometimes treatment. The current favela undermines health and safety of everyone involved; those doing and dealing drugs or endangering children undermine support for an exit strategy.

Boise isn't Eugene or Olympia, but folks in those communities have at least put egos aside and stopped suing/arresting one another long enough to paddle the canoe in the same direction for a change. Boise has a similar opportunity; a local nonprofit needs a temporary (8-12 months) site with few conflicts and access to transit, preferably fenced with R-2 or compatible zoning. Property owner would have clear and sober terms, including protection from liability.

See for examples, and watch to learn how it's done. If you have land, email for details.

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Posted by boisecitizen on 09/03/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

Does the law allow for indefinite occupation of public property by persons and their private property for reasons other than freedom of speech? This isn't the occupy movement. The city doesn't allow you to park your car overnight in a public park, they would tow it. Couldn't the same apply to the tents, and other property of the tent campers in the alley? The homeless shouldn't be arrested and forced to sleep in a shelter, but can their belongings permanently occupy public property where no provision has been made for such a purpose? Impounding the infrastructure (tents, etc) that is enabling the negative behavior observed in the alley might encourage some to take to the shelters of their own volition, rather than being compelled to because of an anti-camping ordinance. I can't pretend to know the best way to help those with serious mental health or substance abuse issues, but the de-facto confiscation of public property and public right of way cannot continue to be tolerated.

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Posted by autoclave armadillo on 09/03/2015 at 2:02 PM

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