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Re: “Heather Booth

I did not gleen from this story that she wants to change our government type. And I do not think that the previous person's conclusion "that everything else she says can be discounted" is fair or even logical. I think he missed the point . She is simply suggesting that people should speak out and organize with others to bring issues to the fore. She also suggests that the citizens of this country could understand more complex issues than we are given credit for being able to do and that sound bites and twitters keep us from drawing our own conclusions.

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Posted by Ezmeralda on 10/12/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Heather Booth

"We have to take back our "small-d" democracy."

We don't have a democracy, and never have. We have a republic, thankfully. Assuming she knows the difference, she's doing us a disservice by trying to change our government type--democracy always leads to a tyranny of the majority. If she doesn't know the difference, then anything else she says can be discounted.

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Posted by jkaram1 on 10/11/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Hasan Elahi

Update from Surel's Place: The lecture on Thursday, September 21st has been moved to Boise State University in order to accommodate more people. The lecture will be in the Liberal Arts Building in room 106 starting at 5:30pm. A reception will follow at Surel's Place. http://surelsplace.org/elahi

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Posted by Surel's Place on 09/20/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Lecia Brooks

Lecia Brooks holds TWO concurrent Directorships at the SPLC, yet she has NEVER been listed among the company's highest paid executives.

http://wp.me/pCLYZ-sK

All of the highest paid execs since the company opened in 1971 have been white. What gives? The ugly word "token" rears its head.

Posted by rkeefe57 on 09/13/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Jillian Kates and David Anthony Smith

Love this! I am attending this performance tonight!

Posted by Lors on 08/09/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Melissa Etheridge

To FAHJYA: Ever since she graced the stage with her music in the 80's!! (Guess you've never been to one of her live shows, check one out..)

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Posted by Caryn Maroni on 08/02/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Melissa Etheridge

To FAHJYA: Ever since she graced the stage with her music in the 1980's! (Guess you haven't ever attended one of her live shows!)

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Posted by Caryn Maroni on 08/02/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Melissa Etheridge

Rock n Roll Royalty? Since when?

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Posted by fahjya on 08/02/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Dr. Kevin Cahill

But... What are the negative impacts (costs to the community)? They say they exist but failed to provide them. I can't even find a link to the pro-bono work Dr. Cahill did previously. I think it would have been great to share that information.

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Posted by Steve T on 07/13/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Dr. Kevin Cahill

I'm finding a lot of the negative feedback on this proposal, from Boise area citizens, is the noise pollution of the zones they expect the aircraft to fly over. Right now, the loudest military aircraft rarely make stops in Boise and primarily stay around Mtn Home. Currently, there's tolerable noise for those of us who live near'ish to the airport. F-35s are another monster. But that's not all there is to the drawbacks. Political hands are being greased, of course. Probably a kick-back to the City for their cooperation. For me, the big kick in the face with this push is that this aircraft is a money pit, and has been for years. It's still not even probably 80% safe to fly yet. Republicans claim that there's not enough money for a Universal health care system in America, yet they're fine with spending $40B taxpayer dollars on the F-35 program, and countless more funds for the bloated defense budget. Why are we not complaining about this?

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Posted by Lynne Martin on 07/12/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Dr. Kevin Cahill

Boise City has decided that it's not politically correct to go against the F-35. It has Bipartisan support in the Congress and is a fav of Dem establishment. Perhaps Obama lobbied Bieter for the F-35 on his visit a few years ago. Most City Council members are immune from political backlash, as they are in "soundproof" parts of town that don't hear airport traffic much. Military traffic avoids the Northend. That keeps the "peace" politically. So don't expect help from enviros that might get upset about noise pollution voting against the Politburo at City Hall over this.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 07/12/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Sally Boynton Brown

Sally's leaving is a great loss for the state of Idaho. She is an excellent listener when many in the party wanted little or no change. I hope her replacement is even half the person she is!

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Posted by Harvey Brannigan on 05/19/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Sally Boynton Brown

When she's having a conversation with herself, does she tell herself to shut up so the black people can also be heard? (At least there's more black folks in Florida than in Idaho, so it won't always be awkward silence.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 05/18/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Oceane Pelloille

Graduation is May 6, Saturday.

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Posted by Debbra Palmer on 05/05/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Ron Campbell

I'm definitely a product of that Golden Age of Saturday morning cartoons. And Mr. Campbell worked on some of the best. I actually am old enough to remember and love the Warner Bros. cartoons. For people my age, that period was golden, also. The original Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tasmanian Devil, etc. I remember the year or so when cartoons were considered too "violent" and they were edited. You didn't see the boulder fall on the coyote, or Elmer's shotgun blow up because of the carrot plugging up the end. What a crock that was. Thanks for the interview with Mr. Campbell. I'd love to have a couple of hours to talk with him.

Posted by David Habben on 03/09/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Samantha Zipporah On the Politics of 'Womb Sovereignty'

Sovereignty you honor in all beings. This creates an environment of safety for all to evolve and grow as self-governing beings. Communication and self-examination tools in this art form. This is the royal law of liberty and faith, TRUTH, setting us free in self-government, Mercy. This throne established in Mercy and sat upon in TRUTH is within each of us. We are all Royal. Isaiah 16:5. This is our true character and nature.

Posted by Ophidia on 03/08/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Julie VanOrden

Why is educating our young people such a LOW priority in Idaho? Of the 50 states Idaho ranks #49 in terms of funding for education and only 10% of high school graduates in Idaho later graduate from college. If our young people are not adequately educated how are they to compete in the national and global market place? The US is falling behind Asian and European countries in education. How are we as a country to compete against a better educated and more qualified work force in the global economy? A 4-day school week is UNACCEPTABLE and we expect more for our students. If you are unwilling to advocate for education then perhaps you are not the right person for the job of representing Idaho voters in the House Education Committee. There is NO advantage to a 4-day school week for students and it is UNACCEPTABLE for Idaho's students and Idaho voters.

Posted by Janna Nikkola on 09/26/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Julie VanOrden

Why is educating our young people such a LOW priority in Idaho? Of the 50 states Idaho ranks #49 in terms of funding for education. Only 10% of high school graduates in Idaho later graduate from college. If our young people are not adequately educated how are they to compete in the national and global market place? The US is falling behind Asian and European countries in education. How are we to compete against a better educated and more qualified work force in the global economy? A 4-day school week is UNACCEPTABLE and we expect more for our students. If you are unwilling to advocate for education then perhaps you are not the right person for the job of representing Idaho voters on the House Education Committee. There is NO advantage to a 4-day school week and it is UNACCEPTABLE for Idaho's students and Idaho voters.

Posted by Janna Nikkola on 09/23/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Diana Canfield

It doesn't matter why they're in there. They're human beings,and when they're treated like animals it has serious repercussions. They're supposed to be in prison for rehabilitation, not to be abused and traumatized to become even more dysfunctional. In the end, society suffers. There is no health organization in the world thats going to agree dry cells are therapeutic or necessary. Save your canned speech to justify abusing people. It makes you sound like a criminal with your "they had it coming" attitude. Hypocrites.

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Posted by Tanis Vaughn on 08/25/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Diana Canfield

Mike C,
There must have been some reason your son was incarcerated twice in 2 states. He also was placed on a restrictive status. Oregon follows a national health standard and inmates are closely monitored by security, medical, nursing, and mental health staff. If there is a dry cell status it's typically for a medical condition /emergency. Dignity and respect are also honored.

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Posted by Oregongal on 08/23/2015 at 8:02 PM


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