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Re: “Mother Teresa?

Bill: head to the governor's office. He is the one who asked T Luna to bury the problem. She is being rewarded for that loyalty. Butch and Gwartney owe the state all the costs for the high speed school connections debacle . Butch said on 'Idaho Reports' that he does not like to fire anyone. The hiring part is a simple guess.... nepotism.

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Posted by Julie on 06/08/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Mother Teresa?

Idea for your next article: "Cope answers question: "Why not me?"

I'd be interested in what you come up with. If you determine the answer is, "No good reason," feel free to give me a call.

Nobody's gonna do it for you, but some people are willing to help.

Posted by Eric Hayes on 06/05/2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Joe Namath for President!

Pantyhose took the fun out of backseat fingerfucking. Joe should be ashamed for his part in this travesty.

Posted by boi22toy on 06/05/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Mother Teresa?

Bill………Why is it you don’t plead to have one of the ‘real news reporters’ at the Weekly do the investigation?

This would seem to be a no-brainer here, wouldn’t it?

On the other hand the no-brainer here is that the Weekly isn’t actually an alternative news source, but is primarily a source for mainstream news along with stories on various options for local sedation, entertainment and distraction.

Another no-brainer here is why alternative news sources have never been widespread until the internet came along………and that’s because print media relies heavily on advertising to pay its bills and advertising is paid for primarily by businesses, many of which have a vested interest in keeping the public ignorant about a wide spectrum of shady dealings and crony connections.

Particularly crony connections with government, since the majority of those in government, are bought and paid for by the parasites in the Business Class.

Just another no-brainer…….if you’ve been paying attention.

So Bill…’re on your own here since this sort of alternative journalism is only going to be allowed in an opinion column like yours, which means you’ve got to do the leg work that others won’t.

Follow The Money………..

Posted by watcher on 06/05/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Mother Teresa?

Excellent questions, Mr. Cope. Now what are the chances there are investigative reporters in Idaho who will actually dig? Everything about Ms. Luna's background, including her education, her specialized training, how she got her Department of Administration job, to this just begs for an investigation.

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Posted by Mary Ollie on 06/04/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Mother Teresa?

Is Ms. Luna an expert in counterterrorism?

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Posted by Gary on 06/03/2015 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Mother Teresa?

Just out of curiosity, what exactly does the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security do?

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Posted by Gary on 06/03/2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Great advice, Miss!
As adults, its not required to toe our parents line anymore.

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Posted by katekizm on 06/03/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Joe Namath for President!

The best way to understand concussion biologically is that it is an energy disturbance caused by the abruptness of the trauma inflicted to the brain. The loss of energy in a neuron is the initial critical event that can cause major pathologic problems to develop longer term.

This trauma puts the area of injury under much higher risk to future damage because of the accumulation of excitotoxic neuro-chemicals released by the cells injured.

In 1989, research showed that neurons deficient in energy became much more sensitive to the effects of excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamate and aspartate, potentially leading to neuron cell death.

Concussion severity seems to correlate quite closely to the release of these substances along with the resulting decrease in cerebral blood flow to these areas.

For this reason MSG, Aspartame and Splenda can wreck havoc with the human brain and should be avoided.

New evidence shows that 85% of concussions require about three weeks of recovery. This is a longer time period than anything currently in the literature for ‘return to play’ guidelines.

Three weeks does not come close to going far enough for those with severe concussions or those who are multiply concussed.

More Info:……

Posted by watcher on 06/03/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Beginning Our Descent

'Buford,' I'm sure that Mr.Rember, like anyone who reads and stays abreast of events, is very familiar with what Bakken has done to the state of ND. You don't have to have 'been' somewhere to know something about it.

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Posted by ajax on 06/01/2015 at 1:30 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: “Mr. Cope's Cave: 23 Dimwits... Absolutely!

Bill…….What’s particularly interesting about this enlightened group of ‘compassionate conservative public servants’ is that that they often believe in the survival of the fittest, based on their idea of what ‘fit’ is, when it comes to their own personal concerns, while at the same time many of them claim to be staunch Christians, which espouses the idea that a Christian must demonstrate the principle that ‘I am my brother’s keeper’.

Can you say hypocrites?

These people are so obsessed with a hyper-focus on ‘Me, My, Mine’ that their level of awareness is compressed down to only that which they can physically grasp and actively control.

This ends up subjecting everyone around them to the lowest common denominator of awareness when these narrow-minded individuals make policy affecting the entire state.

Since the U.S. has been steadily devolving into Idiocracy for quite some time now, the result is apparently widespread arrested development and devolving awareness, as demonstrated by these elected representatives, chosen by the majority of voters, who also obviously suffer from this de-evolution.

As this devolution continues there will undoubtedly be increasing extremes of distorted thinking that will lead to even more demented decisions by the demented voters’ representatives.

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Posted by watcher on 05/30/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

If at all possible ... Keep the relationship with your grandparents. No need to be involved with toxic parents!

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Posted by Gretchen Bates on 05/28/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Beginning Our Descent

John…….The Bakken production will most definitely be looked back on as a costly flash in the pan, while the Bakken destruction of poisoned water tables and poisoned lands will remain for decades… best.

This desperate, destructive attempt to boost investment returns beyond ZIRP rates, while boosting domestic oil production, is just one of many signs that America’s Happy Motoring culture is rapidly drawing to a close, along with America’s Happy Consumer Culture.

ZIRP destroyed the most fundamental index in the financial universe: the true cost of borrowing money. In doing so, it twerked and torqued the concept of “risk” so badly that risk no longer had any meaning.

Thus, investment fantasies such as the Bakken Fantasyland.

You can only fool reality so long. Eventually risk-on returns for real and swipes the ground with its mighty tail.

As for the Saudis……..They’re locked in a struggle with Iran for the control of the OPEC cartel, and the two countries now are playing a game of chicken over prices, with resulting adverse effects on the economies of Russia and Venezuela, which US globalists are only too happy to witness.

And so…….Desperate attempts to keep the Petro-dollar alive continue……………

But for how much longer?

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Posted by watcher on 05/28/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Humpty Dumpty Country

"Would they still refuse to tax the very people who can afford more taxes, even if it meant we lost our status as a first-world nation, because their obedience to the regal rich is stronger than any lingering sense of duty they feel to the rest of us?"

in a word, bill: "YUP"

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Posted by Jim on 05/28/2015 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Humpty Dumpty Country

Bill…….Instead of spending tax dollars to maintain the infrastructure in the US, those tax dollars are distributed to the private military/industrial corporations, who bankroll their government puppets and make huge profits at taxpayer expense, while their products are ultimately used to control economies and/or destroy infrastructure in other countries.

This occurs regardless of which political gang has hijacked congress.

And this also occurs because the majority of the citizens, whether Republicrat or Demublican in ‘the land of the free’, support this looting as long as they’re in on the take in some way, shape or form…..or…..they’re sufficiently brainwashed into supporting US military invasions to ‘Maintain Our Freedom…..blah, blah, blah.’

With few exceptions, the Gang of 535 is wholeheartedly in on this theft of tax dollars, while the voters continue to reelect most of these criminals, term after term, with the nation’s infrastructure continuing to deteriorate.

This is a prime example of citizens getting the government they deserve.

If they vote to have their tax dollars used to rape other countries of their resources and wealth, then the result is the disintegration of their homeland infrastructure……..and ultimately the destruction of their homeland economy.

Follow The Money

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Posted by watcher on 05/27/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Great advice Miss Minerva :) I agree completely. Blood is thicker than water but sometimes water flows smoother. It is nice to have both family and friends to lean on for support but in some cases family tends to cause more of a breakdown then the initial problem.
I say, go with your gut. If you feel that it is an unhealthy environment for your child, let go. A lot of things change when another's wellbeing becomes your main focus.

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Posted by Chandra on 05/27/2015 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Great advice! It's hard when kids are involved but you don't want the kid to be another person being controlled. That would be one too many people being controlled by two people. Great job Minerva... Look forward to your next nugget of wisdom.

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Posted by Joey Loya on 05/27/2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Family is more than DNA. There are people I share blood with that I do not consider family. There are also people that I am not related to that ARE my family.

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Posted by Caleb Heitmann on 05/27/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Beginning Our Descent

Clever writing by the author. However, no empirical evidence to support your position. Next time post your financial analysis of exploration, drilling, completion and production activities so all can see the economic reality of resource development in the Bakken. Further, post your broader economic model that demonstrates the "red" you refer to and prove out your hypothesis on a broken economic model you call "fracking" and the impact (positive or negative) it has had and will have on the U.S. and global economy. Good luck and enjoy your next flight that is propelled and fueled by the same energy you bash above. Unless of course, your flying in a glider propelled by wind lift and thermals.

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Posted by Oregon Liberal on 05/27/2015 at 12:45 PM

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