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Re: “Watch Your Cycling/Driving/Walking

I just got hit on my bike this evening, right in front of the Walmart on Overland. Tip to drivers: When you hit someone who's riding their bike, get off your cell phone and get out and see if their alright, thanks.

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Posted by Acl Sme on 09/07/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Watch Your Cycling/Driving/Walking

Amen, Amy.

Each of us needs to remember that we are ambassadors for our mode of travel in the moment, whether car, bike or feet. It's been a long period of disruption; we're all ready for an end to the noise and mud. Let's hope these projects are completed soon and no one is injured or killed in the process.

Keep breathing.

Posted by boisecitizen on 09/06/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Most Likely to Win Best of Boise

Okay - I cast my votes. But I've gotta say - I was shocked! It required me to enter personal information in order to vote, including gender, and the only two options were Female and Male. How old-fashioned, for a "progressive/alternative" news source!!

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Posted by bikeboy on 08/02/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Toasting the First Amendment

The first amendment does not give you the right to shout a person down, that is called disturbing the peace.. If I have a person coming down my street hollering and screaming and does not leave I will call the police and have them removed...

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Posted by Jon Holems on 05/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Nazis and Nationalists: an Idaho Narrative

The article is a liberal fascist bumpkin of garbage about nothing relevant in todays reality..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 04/26/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Nazis and Nationalists: an Idaho Narrative

Speaking of "militant bumpkinism," how about those champions of free-idea-exchange down at Berkeley? I was a kid in the '60s, and remember that at the time, UCB students were advocating FOR "unpopular speech," rather than against it. We've really come full circle!

(When mentioning the Nazis, you should remind your readers that they are the "Nationalist Socialist" party... they share as much in common with the socialists of today as the "nationalists," including the tendency to squish alternative viewpoints under their thumb.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 04/26/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Fear Full

I'm a little skeptical about MLK Jr. being a Republican, but otherwise I agree with Hope1's assessment of the situation. It's pretty obvious to any non-partisan observer, that the Democrats have a long history of courting the poor with promises of freebies. (And the better-off are always leery of that, because SOMEBODY - perhaps our great-great grandkids - will have to pay for it at some point.)

I bet it's just as beautiful today in St. Croix, as it was a year ago, despite the change in administration!


Posted by bikeboy on 03/03/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Fear Full

Funny how the Democrats get a pass on all the anti civil rights they subjected minorities to...educate yourselves on the atrocities of the left wing until they figured out they could control minorities by giving them free stuff so they could acquire their votes....
Republicans like Martin Luther King , bet you didn't know he was Repub, knew better than to get into bed with the democrats. He knew they would be kept down for generations and its coming true.
Obama lied and coddled you into submission, you will belive anything spouting from a dems mouth now. He did you no favors.
You might not like Trump, but he's yet to give you a reason to bash him. Let's see where we are in a year or two then judge the man as president. I did for Obama , I kept hoping for change.

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Posted by Hope 1 on 03/01/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Fear Full

Hi Zach, Thanks for picking my home, St. Croix, to celebrate your 10th anniversary last August. St. Croix has been my home for almost 20 years. We are a wonderful community of multiple ethnic groups. The mood toward national politics is now trending toward just wanting to get away from all the "sound and fury signifying nothing" (Macbeth Act V, Scene V). Of course we have more than our share of crazy politics here, but at least we can go down to one of our many beaches and relax by the waves. As a freelance photographer for The Virgin Islands Daily News, I am able to attend events and functions throughout St. Croix. My observation is that the majority of people living here are very unhappy with the current administration. I hope you will visit St. Croix again. Cheers, Linda Morland

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Posted by Linda Morland on 03/01/2017 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Whistleblowing in the Time of Trump

Is this Germany, sounds like a Nazi Socialist Party Alt left News Report....

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/31/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Meet the New Boss, Not Same as the Old Boss

It's refreshing to have a change of commander-in-chief, when your little "counterculture" paper can migrate from Party Organ (at least with regards to Chairman Obama) back to yapping Chihuahua of the Loyal Opposition. Too bad so many other "journalists" have already done the "Trump is Hitler" thing. Pretty hard to be creative in a new and fresh way.

Hopefully your mom is still upright and taking nourishment, Zach.

Why don't we give Trump a day or two, or maybe a week, to see what develops? I'm guessing he won't be showing up on the upper porch at the White House, with American-Flag red armband and a megaphone.

If, by April 15th they are teaching Army recruits how to goose-step, I'll be right there saying "Well, Zach warned us..." (Unless Der Trump has shut down the Opposition Press by then.) Do you think he'll prefer "Heil Trump" or "Heil Donald"?

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Posted by bikeboy on 01/23/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Welcome to the 19th Century

Zach, you should advise Mom to take a valium and relax. The sun will come up on January 21. Life WILL go on. Far more of her fellow Idahoans are breathing a huge sigh of relief as Dear Leader Obama steps away (if he's really able to - I'm afraid in his mind, he's Dear Leader for Life). We survived it!!

Trump wasn't my first choice, but I'm happy to give him a chance. Like Obama before him, I sincerely hope he's a very successful president! (As measured by the true State of the Union.) And I'm sure happy we're not swearing in a President Hillary this week! She's so crooked that Huma needs to help her screw on those pant-suits!!! (God bless Dr. Thompson!)

Posted by bikeboy on 01/19/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “We Have Met the Shark, and He is Us

the pend oreille paddler lives!!

Posted by Harvey Brannigan on 08/12/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Crime and Punishment

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Posted by bull on 08/04/2015 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Property Over People

Zach…..Good call here.

In the U.S., policing forces first originated as Slave Patrols, to surveil and capture runaway slaves, which were the private property of slaveholders…..and were to be returned alive.

With the unfolding of the Industrial Revolution, came an ever increasing amount of wealth concentration in a small number of business owners and their allied administrators, while vast numbers of industrial workers lived in abject poverty.

This naturally and ultimately led to an increasing amount of threats to the private property of the wealthy by the much larger group of people who had little or no wealth. Those living in abject poverty far outnumbered those with wealth.

So, with slavery abolished, the focus of the police patrols became the protection of the private property of the wealthy as well as keeping the wage slaves in their designated apartheid zones (ghettos).

And today the same sort of economic inequality is increasing more each year along with the increase in gated ‘apartheid-like’ developments to keep the rif-raf of have-nots away from the wealthy parasites.

The police patrols of today are not tasked with keeping the ‘wage’ slaves alive, so a couple of shots does the trick……with no protest from the ‘protected’.

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Posted by watcher on 06/10/2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “You Paid for Vito Barbieri to Attend a Bill Mill Conference in Dallas

ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists and get a tax break for donations, passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.

Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations.

More than 98% of ALEC's revenues come from sources other than legislative dues, such as corporations, corporate trade groups, and corporate foundations.

ALEC describes itself as a non-partisan, non-profit organization. The facts show that it currently has one Democrat out of 104 legislators in leadership positions.

The organization boasts 2,000 legislative members and 300 or more corporate members. Unelected corporate representatives (often registered lobbyists) sit as equals with elected representatives on nine task forces where they have a “voice and a vote” on model legislation.

Although ALEC claims to take an ideological stance (of supposedly "Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty"), many of the model bills benefit the corporations whose agents write them, shape them, and/or vote to approve them.

ALEC makes old-fashioned lobbying obsolete.

Once legislators return to their state with corporate-sponsored ALEC legislation in hand, the legislators themselves become “super-lobbyists” for ALEC’s corporate agenda, eliminating the middleman.

More Info:…

Posted by watcher on 05/31/2015 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Dam Big

Idaho so benefits from it's rivers, snowpack, and huge Snake River Aquafer. I'm no fan of J.R. Simplot but he did know business!

Posted by idahoguy101 on 05/21/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Dam Big

Thanks for the wise words and the excellent story by Jessica Murri. Idaho Rivers United represents everyone that believes healthy rivers are important. Idaho already has too many rivers without the water they need. IRU makes a strong case that we can have water security by modernizing our water use and distribution systems, not by spending billions of dollars on concrete. Watch our video of Molly Maupin of USGS explaining why Idaho is #1 in domestic water use per capita,, and check out the rest of our website too.

Posted by Idaho Rivers on 05/20/2015 at 3:33 PM


someone should have let Butch and the pols in on mental health month..........
seems like they are collectively missing a bunch o' mental health unda that rotunda..... that rotunda thing lined with tinfoil?........they're sure all acting like it...........

Posted by Jim on 05/18/2015 at 3:38 PM


Addressing mental diseases such as depression and anxiety early on is vital, but feeling comfortable talking about it is difficult. is working to combat mental illness by passing positivity and allowing an avenue for people to talk and share their experiences while connecting with others in the HYA community.

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Posted by Lindsey Antram on 05/13/2015 at 5:44 PM

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