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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....

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Posted by rabula publice on 09/08/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Driverless In Boise?

Another A.I. foot in the door. Another jobless job builder. Where does it end? Also, when does this so-called 4.4% unemployment rate start generating some improved wages? With a UE rate that'd think we already would have a minimum wage at $12+ an hour, right? Maybe the 4.4% is fake news. Just like the idea that we'll all be still employed when the robots take over.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 09/06/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Driverless In Boise?

"... approximately 1,400 people per day would ride a downtown streetcar if it was free."

It will NOT be free! DUH!!! Approx. $120 million startup cost, and estimates of around $3.3 million per year. If you totally ignore the startup cost, and if the 1400-riders-per-day estimate is accurate, that works out to about $6.45 per ride. The passengers might not put $6.45 into the box... deep-pockets taxpayers will end up footing the bill. (Along with the $120 million to get the thing up and running.)

The Boise Guardian has been following the story for years. Here's an example:…
Or... watch the Simpsons episode, "Marge vs. the Monorail." Classic!

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/06/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Driverless In Boise? more way to screw Taxicab Drivers and give Beiter a LEGACY. Bad enough the State took fat check from Uber (probably in the millions) now facing 10,000 cars that believe they are taxis.This State is full of greedy pricks that DO NOT care about small and medium sized businesses...they take our MONEY then say "stop complaining". I say FIRE all the pricks in that capitol building and SUE UBER for BREACH OF CONTRACT (now they have signage and toplights) WTF ? and give the money you got bribed with back to whoever bought you.

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Posted by DBBLD on 09/06/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Fightin' Words

Antifa bunch of pussies spending mom's credit card and driving her old Subaru... angry cuz daddy unknown.

Posted by TooBad on 09/04/2017 at 2:32 AM

Re: “One Hot Potato

I'm so disappointed there was not any violent little dickheads dressed in black to beat the crap out of.

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Posted by Disapointed on 09/01/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “The Long and Winding Road to Success at Allumbaugh House

Ya gotta stop calling it 'homeless'. These people could be given a new home with all monthly expenses paid and they would still trash the house and live with their druggy friends down in the park. Eliminate the 'homeless' label and call it what it is. This is a mental illness problem, not a housing problem. Addiction is almost always a result of self medicating for anxiety. The prison population too is about 80% mental illness leading to crime.
The story touched on the turf battle. Lots of money to be extracted from society related to convictions and sentencing. Some advanced countries do not criminalize addiction with better recovery results. Allows the police more time to fight crime too.
Good job, only two or three writers at the Stalesman who produce good work like this.

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Posted by Call It What It Is on 08/31/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The Long and Winding Road to Success at Allumbaugh House

What a great article and resource for people. But 6 days? Ok. That's a detox. Where do people in Idaho go that don't have health insurance go for longer term treatment?

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Posted by Jane Wallace on 08/31/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Long and Winding Road to Success at Allumbaugh House

I am a Drug & Alcohol Counselor and a taxpayer. Allumbaugh House, keep up the good work treating addiction, helping those who are asking for help and willing to put in effort, and saving taxpayers money. It sounds to me like win-win for the taxpayer and the addict who wants recovery. And the win-win is facilitated by the Allumbaugh House. Thank you!!

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Posted by Nathaniel J Bonovitz on 08/30/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

Anti-racist is code for anti-white. That's all these opposition protestors are. They're not promoting diversity for Asia or Africa, only America and Europe. The term racist was popularized by anti-Christian Leon Trotsky

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Posted by Mike Smith 1 on 08/28/2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

It's all about divide and conquer, that is that goal. Neither pro nor con leaders care if he is correct. He is a useful catalyst for the political division needed to keep the middle class away from the truth. The middle class must never be allowed to discover the amazing fraud and waste within the government. On rare occasions such as the Texas hurricane the waste and fraud will be too big to hide. The media will run stories about it for a few days then return to the usual distractions.

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Posted by TuffCookies on 08/25/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

Murray and AEI play coy while white nationalists and other "Race Realists" use his Very Serious Research to justify calls for ethnic cleansing.

Also from "The Bell Curve":
Imagine that tomorrow it is discovered that the B/W difference in measured intelligence is entirely genetic in origin. The worst case has come to pass. What difference would this news make in the way that you approach the question of ethnic differences in intelligence? Not someone else but you. What has changed for the worse in knowing that the difference is genetic? We cannot think of a legitimate argument why any encounter between individual ethnicities and blacks need be affected by the knowledge that an aggregate ethnic difference in measured intelligence is genetic instead of environmental.

Murray is either intentionally dishonest or a dunce. I would assume the former.

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Posted by GorillaMindthet on 08/25/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

All I know for sure is the biggest liars in the history of the world are political operatives on the political extremes who tell their greatest lies during the times they are attempting to gain power. Such as the lies of the Bolsheviks in the 1910-20s, the Nazis in the 1930s and the lies of the American extreme left today. (Don't worry about the extreme right in America, they are a bunch of miserable low IQ nuts who mostly fight within about who makes the best beer or best guns.)

Also a prior post asked about the Asian excellence. Why no reply? They are in fact smarter than everyone else in spite of horrendous savage political problems in nearly all Asian nations until very recently.

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Posted by BiteMe23 on 08/25/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “What Constitutes a 'Clean, Sober and Safe' House in Idaho?

Someone told me you are actually in the rental house business renting to these folks Milton?!? Is that true?

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Posted by BiteMe23 on 08/25/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Cruel Summer

Feed them and they will squat here:

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Posted by BiteMe23 on 08/25/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

And here is the American Psychological Association's task force "Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns"...

"The cause of that differential is not known; it is apparently not due to any simple form of bias in the content or administration of the tests themselves. The Flynn effect shows that environmental factors can produce differences of at least this magnitude, but that effect is mysterious in its own right. Several culturally based explanations of the Black/White IQ differential have been proposed; some are plausible, but so far none has been conclusively supported. There is even less empirical support for a genetic interpretation. In short, no adequate explanation of the differential between the IQ means of Blacks and Whites is presently available."

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Posted by J. Farmer on 08/25/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

Since I am guessing that neither the writer of this article or these handful of commenters has actually read "The Bell Curve," I will quote the one and only paragraph in the book in which the issue of genes regarding the black-white IQ gap was discussed:

"If the reader is now convinced that either the genetic or environmental explanation has won out to the exclusion of the other, we have not done a sufficiently good job of presenting one side or the other. It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences. What might the mix be? We are resolutely agnostic on that issue; as far as we can determine, the evidence does not yet justify an estimate."

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Posted by J. Farmer on 08/25/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

He's a pure and simple racist. I've read his writings; it's indisputable. That so many Republican figures and legislators are attending this event speaks directly to their willingness to support racism and racists. By attending this dinner, part of their ticket price will go to Murray. They are paying money to support a racist. It's not complicated.

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Posted by jill.kuraitis on 08/23/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

He might be full of crap, but can anyone explain why Asians are beating all other races in every way except athletics? It certainly is not their brutal societies giving them the advantage.

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Posted by ooh ooh, a question please on 08/23/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

Commies are the opposition. They use other names now, but they are commies none the less. Interestingly the biggest commie opponents in America before Jimmy Carter capitulated and Reagan mopped up were Democrats and Republicans both. These people are commies, don't be fooled by cool new names.

I ask the police to be on hand in overwhelming force so this man may exercise free speech without fear of lawlessness and violence. The left is losing at every turn and using violence as an equalizer. Don't let that happen here please.

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Posted by Commies with a new name, same red flag on 08/23/2017 at 3:06 PM

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