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Re: “Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions

Time to end state sanctioned child murder in the name of religion.

Posted by MAG on 11/15/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Brothers Craft Their Own Blueprint for Better Bike Protection on Eighth Street

How about something that does not cost any money... why not close the two block of 8th street to all cars, except handicapped and delivery. The store can have more sidewalk space and we all feel safer.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brad Acker on 11/09/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Brothers Craft Their Own Blueprint for Better Bike Protection on Eighth Street

There are ample examples of road barriers (rubber bumpers on the streets in Spain, for example) that can be put down at a much lower cost than the $91k being spent in front of the city hall. I'm happy to hear that the ccdc will be passing the management of the street to the city.

Posted by chiliheadboise on 11/08/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

Apologies for the multiple comments

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Posted by Bees on 11/04/2017 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

Not sure yet who I'll be voting for, but Fortin's comment re: the bus system...where the heck is he getting his numbers? I ride regularly, & esp. ~9-5 busses are very full. Better public transport benefits everyone; improved routes and times would decrease traffic, accidents, and improve air quality. This dude doesn't ride.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Bees on 11/04/2017 at 1:58 AM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

I'm not sure yet who I'll be voting for, but Fortin's comment re: the bus system... where the heck is he getting his numbers? I ride the state street bus regularly, and especially around time for the 9-5 crowd, the busses are very full. Additionally, having more pub. transport could bring a whole slew of improvements -- with more flexible schedules and improved routes comes less traffic and better air quality. This dude doesn't ride.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bees on 11/04/2017 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Idaho Gives 2017: Sweet Charity

Yes, Giving to the charity makes you feel better. Not only you get happy by donating to the charity but it also makes people happy who receives donations, which gives them a little hope to live a good life. I always like charity work which makes me feel happy. Currently I am planning to donate the funds to this site http://www.mission-humanitaire-afrique.org/partir-en-mission-humanitaire-afrique/ which works for helping the people in Africa on my cousin's recommendation.

Posted by IreneBlack on 11/04/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

The North End Neighborhood Association has their city council candidate forum on Facebook for those interested in learning more about the candidates and their platforms: https://www.facebook.com/events/661083440681937/permalink/675061715950776/

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Janelle Doelan on 11/03/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

Naomi Johnson has done a lot for the citizens of Boise quietly behind the scenes. She has played roles in Boise Bicycle Project, Idaho Organizing Project & Divest Boise among other things. As a city councilperson, her agenda will be the what the citizens want & she will seek out & listen to constituent input.

T.J. Thomson has demonstrated he thinks he knows best, esp when it comes to rubber-stamping development projects w/o thoughtful consideration of who will be negatively impacted. The stadium will cause traffic issues & take out affordable housing. TJ brushed it off saying it wasn't a done deal, but what tone-deaf incumbents don't get is that we, the citizens, are not happy it's this far along without our input. I don't want to pay even more taxes for a stadium (already paying for Idaho Ice World), a ridiculous downtown circulator, & other unnecessary things. VOTE FOR NAOMI JOHNSON!

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Janelle Doelan on 11/03/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

I know Naomi Johnson as a colleague and would highly recommend her for this position. She is passionate about hearing everyone's voice and making positive changes in our community. She truly is an amazing person.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by csilf on 11/03/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

I'm liking these picks:

Seat 2 - Lisa Sanchez
Seat 4 - Crispin Gravatt edges out Naomi Johnson
Seat 6 - Caleb Hansen

It's pretty hard to make any decisions on voting in Idaho when there is little media...and even less coverage from them coupled with no proper state or county elections websites to get proper info - like who donated to the candidates. You can learn more from that than anything else.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ben Schroeter on 11/01/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

If Frank Walker is 30 years old (born in 1987?), we should elect him - he's a GENIUS! (He got his J.D. degree that same year, according to his resume filed with the City of Boise.)

If Kimball "liked Brietbart" - maybe he's a conservative. Imagine having a CONSERVATIVE on the City Council! You know - somebody who believes in small government and who considers the TAXPAYERS his constituency! I'm not much of a Facebooker, but I thank Mike Wabst for the info.

(I mostly just want to vote for people who are NOT residents of the North End, and handpicked Bieter toadies!)

12 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by bikeboy on 11/01/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

All I know is Logan Kimball liked Breitbart on Facebook - liking that publication seemed like a cool idea to him. That signals to me he might not have good ideas...

I'm liking these picks:

Seat 2 - Lisa Sanchez
Seat 4 - Naomi Johnson
Seat 6 - Caleb Hansen

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mike Wabst on 11/01/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “The Power Brokers

James Mclaughlin will not accept campaign donations.
James Mclaughlin will not be bought.
James Mclaughlin is only interested in what regular citizens are concerned with.
JamesForIdaho.
Non-politician.

Posted by dene97 on 10/25/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Boise Police Body Cams: How Footage is Changing Probes Into - and Outcomes of - Police Shootings

I find it of interest that this article says the officer was cleared by Blaine County Prosecutor Jim Thomas. It does not document either in the text or in the video that the dead suspect actually had a gun, having said that a non police person had made that allegation. Just wondering, was there a gun and is there contemporary video that shows it in the possession of the dead suspect?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Retired on 10/18/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Boise Police Body Cams: How Footage is Changing Probes Into - and Outcomes of - Police Shootings

Cops are nothing but costumed thugs.

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Posted by DavidHall ForMayor on 10/18/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Watch the Sparkage Fly

This looks like a fliplet.com ripoff

Posted by chrisblanch on 10/16/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

We have nationally recognized experts in finance & health & government documenting that exceptionally loud aircraft such as the F-35 should not be based at an airport that is located 'within' a community airport like Gowan Field. The F-35s will cause great financial loss & irreparable hearing damage to thousands in the valley.
We have the the lawful evidence on-hand to stop this folly as we have other damaging projects in the valley but leaders of anti-F-35 leadership have lacked the will to do anything but complain. Abusive public servants are products of weak willed people...
Chuck Thomas

Posted by Chuck T. on 10/01/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

There is another constituency without ANY representation of their particular interests. They may offer a compromise solution that benefits both the pro and con sides of this debate. They are the thousands of Boiseans waiting on the Affordable Housing List who are eligible for subsidized housing for numerous reasons who languish on the waiting list for YEARS. I for one would be glad to live near the Airport especially since the F-35 is no where near as capable of ruining my hearing as the ACTUAL and REAL bomb that exploded against my house in 1987 where it was place by anti-American terrorists. No I was not in the military or intelligence services. Maybe those of us can be supported by the government in buying many if not all of the homes within the impacted zone by the airport and share in the benefit of the F-35 while fairly compensating homeowners who want to move away from the airport. All 3 groups of people benefit: 1. Housing for people who do not currently have any 2. people who want to leave the area. 3. People who want to stay.

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Posted by Roger Oakes on 09/29/2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Driverless In Boise?

It's time for the mayor and council to reset their decade-old thinking on transit in Boise and catch up with the accelerating changes in transportation technology. If they can't do that, it may be time to "reset" the council and mayor. Rather than spend millions of dollars trying to sell their obsolescent, a few thousand spent on a Watson-type computer analysis of our current and near-future options would be money better spent....

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by rabula publice on 09/08/2017 at 1:06 PM


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