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Re: “Levi Cavener

Kids in charter schools are being denied the opportunity to know a variety of minority students. They can learn prejudices without any personal experience to balance them. It's not fair to them and not good for the country.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Judy Ferro on 06/24/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Emily Walton

I wish this person actually existed. A classic story of fiction for someone that doesn't deserve any of the praise. I wish more people knew her so they would stop acting like she is a good person.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Disappointed on 05/28/2015 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Nick Steen and Robyn Cohen

Why is it still called the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, when they do less and less Shakespeare ever year?
George Parker

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by George Parker on 05/27/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Jim Everett

A Gift to the entire region. So glad he and his wife made Boise "Home". LeeAnn Johnson-Berry

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ezmeralda on 05/21/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Jim Everett

the young men's Christian association AKA the Y, is not the non-profit organization it used to be. With Jim leaving I'm afraid the Y will be no different than any other for-profit athletic club or it seems that is the direction they are heading. I wish Jim the very best in his future in devours

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Houde on 05/21/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Jim Everett

Jim has touched so many lives! We're excited for him and his family. And we're hopeful we'll get to see a little more of him swimming at Quinn's Pond! He's the best.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Idaho River Sports on 05/20/2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Elizabeth Gilbert

Well done on her song, 'Total Eclipse'. May she inspire many to be well at Wellness weekend. Sleep is vital. Without it you are 'restless'.

Posted by Brent Mathieu on 05/13/2015 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Argia Beristain

Argia has done a fantastic job in making this a reality. Zorionak Argia...and...Aupa Athletic!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ysabel Bilbao on 05/07/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Emily Walton

Emily gives me hope for Idaho and the nation. If she can evolve from the nature of her upbringing to the enlightened social activist she is today, perhaps there is hope for others. My wise mother once said, "First, infiltrate, then enlighten." Thank you, Emily!

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sam on 04/29/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Emily Walton

Thanks for featuring Emily, and thanks to Emily for being feature-worthy. As for the b.s. question about "fairness in a heartbeat," if you're going to report in Idaho, you really ought to know something about the context, George.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by tva on 04/29/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Dr. Michael Allen

If it isn't clear by now that ISIS is a creation of the C.I.A. just like Al Qaeda (Al CIA-da), then someone's been watching too much contrived main stream news.

ISIS is massively armed and funded by what we might call the real deep state of the West, which is an organized crime organization. They are getting their arms from the deep state network that ties together the sort of unofficial real governments, not the elected governments, but the deep states of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, and Qatar.

The whole purpose is to allow extremists and sectarian secessionist forces in the Middle East to do their dirty work, to break up these countries into little pieces in line with the Zionist plan, Oded Yinon, for the balkanization of the Middle East.

There is the official aid that is being sent, but behind the scenes, the real action is where the weapons are being secretly given to ISIS. And this has been going on for quite some time. It is the same method all over the world. The US empire does this everywhere: it essentially covertly arms and funds groups in a way that is deniable.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by watcher on 04/25/2015 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Dr. Michael Allen

In Lebanon and Egypt, the idea that ISIS was a U.S. creation was so widespread (high-ranked officials were claiming it), that the US Embassy in Beirut needed to deny the rumors.
For many residents of the Middle East, the actions and the modus-operandi of ISIS are nothing less than suspicious. The group indeed appears to be tailor-made to help the U.S. and coalition reach its military objectives in the Middle East.

As the ISIS threat spreads to neighboring countries, it will allow unprovoked military strikes against various nations. It is only a matter of time before airstrikes will be deemed ineffective and ground troops become necessary. In the end, these operations will complete a long-term plan of re-organizing the Middle East, eliminating any threats to Israel and significantly increasing pressure on Iran, the region’s remaining Islamic force.

Who benefits from the existence of ISIS and the terror it generates?

What does the ruling class in the Western world have to gain?

Continuing to make money through war and weapons, taking control of the Middle East while supporting Israel, increasing oppression and surveillance on domestic populations and, finally, keeping the masses constantly terrified and under control.

Posted by watcher on 04/24/2015 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Dr. Michael Allen

I think that Dr. Allen is forgetting the cultural and religious factors in the Middle East. These countries did not progress because of the variety of ethnicities and the lack of national identity. They also have weak states that cannot provide social services. As a result, terrorist groups appear and try to make justice by themselves. However, not all terrorist groups have an evil purpose. They caused terror because they want to defend their land from the invadors. For example, the first terrorist group in the world was created in Spain in the city of Numancia, people beheaded Roman soldiers during the night in order to create terror. At the end, Romans could not defeat them after 20 years of fighting. Finally, the history of the world tells us that all the states build their political and economic institutions through authoritarian regimes. Dictatorships set the foundation to construct democratic systems. Furthermore, Western European countries and the US government made a big mistake invading Irak.

PD. The person who wrote the first comment must have watched a lot of conspirational videos on Youtube and read Noam Chomsky.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Wesley Snipes on 04/24/2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Dr. Michael Allen

If this guy supposedly knows more about ISIS than anyone else in the Treasure Valley, then it’s apparent from his interview that this is the blind leading the blind……or…..he’s just another tool that’s being used to spread and re-enforce disinformation. An interviewer, with knowledge beyond what the controlled media serves up, could easily have smoked out the ignorance and/or lies perpetrated here.

Americans are led to believe that the Islamic State constitutes a formidable force confronting the US military and threatening Western Civilization. Since August 2014, the US Air Force, with the support of a coalition of 19 countries, has relentlessly waged an intensified air campaign against Syria and Iraq allegedly targeting the Islamic State brigades. This large scale air campaign, which has resulted in countless civilian casualties, has been routinely misreported by the mainstream media.

From the very outset, this air campaign has NOT been directed against ISIS. The evidence confirms that the air raids are intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria.

The Islamic State is not only protected by the US and its allies, it is trained and financed by US-NATO, with the support of Israel and Washington’s Persian Gulf allies.

Cui bono?

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by watcher on 04/23/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Jim Waddell

This is definitely a contentious topic. I can see clearly the pros and cons for both side of the issue. Damn, a tough decision...

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by donaldaq63 on 04/19/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Brenda Vogt and Megan Griffin

Good job, please continue your efforts!

Posted by donaldaq63 on 04/19/2015 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Jim Waddell

lower monumental goose certainly was, 'ey?......

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim on 04/17/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Jim Waddell

port o' lewiston is shutting down due to lack of interest.....

lower monumental goose sure was..............

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim on 04/16/2015 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Bruce Dern

What's really funny is a draft dodger despising anti-war protesters.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by the old guy on 03/04/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Cecilia Violetta Lopez

I played a silent (non singing) role with Cecilia in Hansel and Gretel (Mother Nature.) I was a glorified extra and not a professional actress. Cecilia was so wonderful to me and helped me navigate the complicated backstage and dressing room area of the theatre where this opera was being produced. I know Cecilia is a star--and such a nice person--no one deserves to be a star more than she! Cecilia, felicitaciones y mucha suerte por toda la vida!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rita Horiguchi on 03/03/2015 at 10:18 PM

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