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Re: “Boise Ordinance Dials Down Muffler Noise

Would be great to target Fri/Sat cruise & street racing. Detriment to downtown business, tax base, and property values. Chase 'em back to 2C.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by bagaun on 07/26/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

This is typical of the ignorance and complacency of Boise. Never mind the people or quality of life. Create a hazard in the air and an ugly carbon footprint so some defense contractor can get corporate welfare.

Boise loves pollution. They shut down streets at every opportunity so we have to drive out of our way, stop and idle, polluting the air and wasting gas so the lastest crowd of walkers, joggers, bikers, or whatever can monopolize downtown.

Rip up the foothills and build McMansions everywhere, but make sure traffic is snarled so pollution (always bad in Boise) is even worse. Make sure we waste gas sitting there, engines running, in the heat.. road rage results... it is ugly.

Boise does not care.

Boise City's motto must be, If you get there on time, it's not our fault.

What a smug, unresponsive bunch they are, hiding behind their affluent, smug friends.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Denis Diderot on 07/26/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Dry Creek, Dry Purse

Ada County Commissioners remain short-sighted. I am an Ada county taxpayer, and am happy to have my tax dollars support the Ada SWCD.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MAG on 07/26/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Boise Ordinance Dials Down Muffler Noise

A neighbor, in an apartment complex, has a muffler that sounds like a 65 foot Chris craft motor boat and it's driving me nuts!

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Lynn McDonald on 07/26/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Snowpocalypse to Floodpocalypse

We'll see what happens this coming winter as there will be an above average carry over in the lakes into next spring. Another wet winter and we'll be right back into another crisis. It will take a major flood to get the govt to pay for another dam, so until that happens it will be too much or too little water in the lakes.

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Posted by David Hurley on 07/26/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Dry Creek, Dry Purse

Did you know about the cloud seeding they do in Boise river drainage during the wet season the bring more snow and rain? Very successful 16-17.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Cloud Seeding on 07/26/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Boise Ordinance Dials Down Muffler Noise

Please start with motorbikes and the noisy careless reckless dickheads who ride them. They have higher emissions than cars and trucks too.

14 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Motorcycles are stupid on 07/26/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Boise Police Looking For Cyclist Re: Alleged Road Rage Incident

Several days ago I provided the Boise Police with detailed information regarding the identity of this guy. After quite the media stir, there has been no follow up. Please BW, dig into this.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kath on 07/24/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Letter (email) to Mike Journee, Communications Director - City of Boise sent 07-24-17

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yiaqtahccce4cef/…

Dan

Dan Marler
Citizens for a Livable Boise
LivableBoise@gmail.com

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Posted by WapitiDan on 07/24/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Idaho to One-And-Done Landlords During Eclipse: Don't Forget To Collect Taxes

How desperate is the state of Idaho to trifle with this. How about collecting more corporate taxes from the free riders you have set up. Seriously you should register with the state for one night? That would mean more work for the state than the money they would take in. Don't let this get out or the country will be laughing at us yet again

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Posted by Mick D on 07/23/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Oh poor poor little Mayor's office having a more difficult time than expected blowing smoke up or asses.

Bieter only cares about the handful of people giving him and his friends money. It is that small group of businessman which has gotten between the city and the citizen. Term limits prevent this kind of entrenchment. Look carefully and see the small group and their wives in key posts in and near government. They even did a newspaper article about this gang of thieves and their vision for Boise

Why do you liberal idiots keep electing his team? Clearly there is corruption. Clearly there is disrespect for the ordinary person living in Boise and the burbs. This F-35 thing is leaving huge openings for better people to seek office. Lets hope and pray.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Team Dave is an STD on 07/22/2017 at 1:54 AM

Re: “For Rent: Boise's Historic-Low Vacancy Rate Triggers a Flood of New Apartments

Not all are searching to rent...much less in apartment like environments. I am single...lots of singles out there dreaming of purchasing a house. Yes, a house. I couldn't find an affordable small....er house, in Boise....My heart is and will remain in Boise. However, my still, much too large, yet affordable new too me home, is not in Boise. PLEASE, deciders, stop forgetting that all of your citizens, are not the family types. Stop building HUGE houses that nobody spends much time in. What's really the point in that? Homes in Boise are mostly a place to eat, sleep, bathe, then work and play....your Veteran, who beat homelessness, and purchased a home....Crystal Dunkin

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LovesALatte on 07/21/2017 at 7:02 PM
Posted by NuclearShadows on 07/21/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Many F-35 opponents like myself have attended years of F-35 hearing conducted by proponents , the majority of us are strong supporters of our military.
We became skeptical o F-35 levels because until 2016 F-35 proponents repeatedly denied that they knew how loud this aircraft is while consistently assuring us that these aircraft would be good neighbors.

Some of us have spent several years within our local & state governments as citizen activists trying to reform Idaho's unconstitutional Forced Annexation law, current law confiscates voting & property rights of County property owners.
During these years we learned much about the lobbyist cartel that has selected & elected our state & local officials & wag their tails.

The same lobby cartel is promoting the F-35s, they stand to make many millions off of the homes, schools & businesses that will be condemned by EPA noise standards & rebuilt else where. The economic & health impact damages will be signifficant & be carried by taxpayers.
We have gathered the legal standing data needed to hold individual F-35 financially accountable once neighborhood associations are united.
Chuck Thomas

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chuck T. on 07/21/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-f-16-… reports that Dutch residents report the F-35s are only slightly louder than the F-16s they will replace but lower frequency and thus less annoying than the F-16's high pitch whine. Also see http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-…

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by claytoncramer on 07/20/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

As Mr. Hutchings points out Gowen Field has hosted many very loud jets over the years. Bleeding ears? Permanent ear damage? I have been in an audience at an airshow where an F-16 made a nearly 90 degree turn to go up vertically to 12,000 feet with afterburners going. It wasn't quiet, but it wasn't deafening in any way. Why does CLB need to tell these lies?

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by claytoncramer on 07/20/2017 at 7:28 PM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Right on Spencer, you nailed it! These pathetic, retired, middle class residents in the BOI vicinity are so whiny about keeping their homes and living in neighborhoods with relative quiet. I am assuming you live in the flight path of the jets and will enjoy the elevated sounds of freedom these F 35s will bring. I'm kind of jealous.

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Chris Johnson 1 on 07/20/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Are any of you honest enough to admit that this very same base once had F-4 Phantoms? Those are loud at full burn for takeoff. You folks got lucky and have had one of the quietest planes in the Air Force there for a while. But don't pretend there have never been loud planes there, and no, kids ears did not bleed. You are some pretty pathetic whiners.
F-94 Starfire, 1955-1956
F-89C Scorpion, 1956-1959
F-86L Sabre Interceptor, 1959-1964
F-102 Delta Dagger, 1964-1975
RF-4C Phantom II, 1976-1991
F-4G Wild Weasel, 1991-1996
C-130E Hercules, 1996-2009
A-10 Thunderbolt II, 1996Present

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Spencer Hutchings on 07/20/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Those who purport we generously accept military jet noise as the sound of freedom have done so at the expense of freedom. It's neither peace nor freedom. The United States Of America founded with the common commitment to a moral proposition: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I suggest a patriotic devotion to and vigorous support for one's country's defense begins and ends with your neighbors established property rights or the rights of American children to be free from hearing damage. We are faced with governmental tyranny that's tightly wrapped in the sounds of a military industrial complex.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Heinrich Wiebe on 07/20/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “F-35s in Boise? 'We Don't Know What We Don't Know'

Mr Journee is full of hearsay, not very professional or accurate or helpful. I have attended numerous meetings by the airport, CLB even Chamber/IANG/Hupp, have been very orderly considering the number of people in attendance. Mr Journee and Boise Weekly have illustrated the City is trying to commit Boise to an endeavor that affects thousands of people while admitting they don't know what they are getting into. Wait and see what a NEW EIS says, which will be too late. The numbers, facts, studies quoted by CLB is data supplied by the airport's own Noise 150 study, the Air Force's EIS study and numerous well documented reports from around the country concerning the F-35. The CLB meetings are open public forums where all are invited..As for rhetoric, I have heard plenty from both sides.The "sound of freedom " is actually the sound of this debate and our responsibility to hold our elected officials and government accountable. Boise has a nationally recognized brand built on quality of life that brand is threatened by this mission. Is it worth it? I and many other don't think so. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41313-f…

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by A_Rebel on 07/20/2017 at 7:32 AM


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