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Re: “The Women's March on Idaho In Pictures

The march for communism continues, until we cut their funding off...Soon to come.

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/25/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Imbalance of Power

For Idaho Democrat politicians to be elected and succeed they need to couple up with Idaho voters and uncouple from the national party.

Posted by idahoguy101 on 01/04/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

It's too late. They ruined it. The developers will never be satisfied and will build, build, build. The country and city governments will keep rubber stamping everything that comes down the pike, and will make phony "plans" that they then disregard. They will continue to make "best place to live" lists until it is no place to live at all. People will continue to move here, and tell all the people they know "how great it is" and half of them will move here too. People will, without any irony whatsoever, complain about how "this place was better when I moved here in 99," and women will continue to put county cow motifs in their suburbian kichens that sit in houses built on former farms. They will continue to bring people here, and then wonder why there's more crime, taxes are higher, roads and schools are crowded, and "there's just no room anymore." Then all these same people will move on and do the same thing yet again- somewhere else.

Posted by bear on 01/03/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Oh, The Places They Went: Boise Officials Racked Up Some Significant Frequent Flier Miles

Conference fees often include cost of banquets and luncheons allowing public employees to exceed cost per meal limits or god forbid, getting reimbursed on expense vouchers for meals covered in conference fees. Scrutiny of conference promotional literature is required to avoid these abuses.

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Posted by Bill Goodnight on 12/30/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Oh, The Places They Went: Boise Officials Racked Up Some Significant Frequent Flier Miles

"... each [Boise City Council member] also submitted reports for $180 in mileage reimbursement, indicating all six drove the 314 miles to Sun Valley in separate vehicles."

Carpooling is for the Little People!

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Posted by bikeboy on 12/28/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

As I recollect: in the 70's, there was a zoning rule in place that limited development to one home per 20acres of tillable land. The thinking at the time was to protect land in large enough parcels to be attractive to farmers. As the valleys' demographics changed and politics became more urbanized with folks from non-agricultural backgrounds the perceived value of farms and open space diminished. The urban outlook of that day sought a more urbane Boise and did not want to be perceived as "Podunk"or "back woods". Unfortunately the county commission changed as well, becoming overwhelmingly pro-development. At least there is a new discussion starting to push back, I hope. I agree with the previous statement that if we want to save some of what's left it had better happen quickly.

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Posted by Arthur L Troutner on 12/22/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The decision by the City of Meridian to designate 300 acres of farmland as "urban renewal" makes one wonder how serious anyone is about preserving agricultural land. The site is neither urban or in need of renewal. It was a subsidy for the developer - socialism for corporations - paid for by the tax payers.

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Posted by Mary Ollie on 12/21/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The Boise City Council already subverts its present and past comprehensive plans. What makes you think they will adhere to future plans? They bow only to pressure from developers and refuse to demand any level of planning or requirement from them. Make a rule, the City will disregard it.

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Posted by Chuck Woods on 12/21/2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

As someone who has watched this process for 40 years, welcome to the realization that we aren't what we used to be. We used to hunt pheasants where Capital High School sits, and thousands of acres of seed corn provided food for 750,000 mallards wintering on Lake Lowell.

Gone are Manley's, State Street Court, The Pantry, The Royal, the Save-on, Murphy's, etc., but we have 23 McDonalds! Growth sucks!

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Posted by Bill Goodnight on 12/21/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “From Idaho, Merry Christmas

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Posted by Avijit Naskar on 12/18/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future Beg Boise to Rethink Homelessness

It's kind of ironic that since Xtreme Xtrravagana has raised it's rates and given over most of the seating to high-roller corporate donors it has become an exclusive event which many of us can no longer afford.

I knew groups of people who would get together and go in past years. Now I don't know anyone who goes. It is great that they are raising money for the homeless, but unfortunate it has become just one more exclusive Boise event that is beyond the reach of many.

Posted by Chuck Woods on 12/17/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future Beg Boise to Rethink Homelessness

Comments are back? It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!

Prentice: "Exposure to the winter elements has claimed many lives of homeless men and women in Boise..." If that is the case, they sure keep it under wraps. I can only remember a handful of such incidents... and some of them could probably be attributed as much to intoxication, as homelessness.

Peterson: "I truly learned about those who are shelter-resistant. Suddenly everything turned on its head." Perhaps in a follow-up, some of those people/stories could be shared. Frankly, it can be difficult for us working-class folks to feel a lot of sympathy for people who willfully reject the free facilities that are made available, because they are "resistant."

This may sound harsh... but how do we (taxpayers and charitable-minded citizens) provide comfortable facilities, meals, etc., for homeless folks, without attracting MORE homeless folks? Like the movie says, "Build it and they will come."

Chronic homelessness - it's an issue, all right! And no easy answer.

Posted by bikeboy on 12/14/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “(Over)Time Stands Still: Idaho Employers Ask, 'What Now?'

My company simply put a plan in place and then put the plan on hold.

Posted by Bill Colley on 12/08/2016 at 5:35 AM

Re: “(Not) For Profit

I was the Director of MRI Center of Idaho for it's first sixteen years and grew that to a 15 magnet operation from Boise to Seattle and all points elsewhere in the Northwest. We were know nationally for our MRI quality

I reported to the Board of Directors that included the hospitals in Nampa, Caldwell and was instrumental in bringing Holy Rosary on board. That board included 5 of the best physcians in Boise. I created the documentation trail that led the jury to it's verdict. I was deposed by 6 attorneys for 2 full days.

Sandra Bruce got exactly what she deserved. I know Roger Curran turn over in his grave the day that verdict was announced. God Bless you Roger, you were the best.


Posted by mike on 10/02/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

From above: "Vaccine preventable diseases do not exist."

HAHAHAHAHAH! Have you every heard of Smallpox? Tetanus? Pertussis? Oh my god, pertussis - sure, as an adult, you can handle a bit of coughing, but an infant with pertussis is going to the hospital. The pertussis vaccine is not perfect, but it has saved countless lives. I repeat - vaccines have worked so well, we forgot how bad the diseases they prevent are.

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Posted by Jason on 09/30/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Anti vaxxers should remove themselves from the herd. A 50 year longitudinal study would put this to rest nicely. Also, 50 year separation from anti science fu.dies would be refreshing.

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Posted by Iam Reading on 09/27/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

One might conclude by some of the comments here that certain individuals have had more than their fair share of toxic chemical laden vaccines.

Or, it could be the case of bored, reckless juveniles playing on their parent's computers.

Either way, there's a tremendous lack of intelligence involved in their contributions to this thread.

Vaccine preventable diseases do not exist. No vaccine has ever been proven a preventative for any disease.

Vaccine induced disease, injury, illness and death. Now we're onto something!

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Posted by ChristyAnn on 09/27/2015 at 1:33 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Why do some people dislike the TRUTH ie: from whistle sounders blower sounds not nice they in most cases are TRUTH TELLERS so listen...Bob GBS survivor from a H1N1 flu vaccine 2010...

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Posted by hetman on 09/26/2015 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

I'm not really a fan of vaccines myself, but more-so in the sense that I think newborns are given way too many vaccines in too short amount of time. Their systems aren't as able to tolerate such a high concentration of chemicals as older kids. It's dangerous, space them out over more time. However, every parent should be able to decide what's best for their kid. You want your kid vaccinated? Go right ahead. Don't force it on other children though.

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Posted by JayaTheCat on 09/26/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

It's somewhat shocking how stupid so many of you are

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Posted by WishesThereWasAStupidityVaccine on 09/26/2015 at 4:44 PM

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