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Re: “One Officer, Scores of Tickets and a Familiar Racial Disparity

I am appalled. Some folks feel empowered by Mr. Trump's Election and behave accordingly. Facts verified by credible third-party reporting agencies. I am tired of racism, criticism based upon religious beliefs or sexual orientation. We are all humans and we are all different. That is exactly how the Good Lord intended us to be. I've read the Bible many times. I've translated portions of Ancient Greek and Ancient Hebrew. And no where, absolutely no where, do I find any statements whatsoever by the Good Lord advocating such terrible behavior. I do read the Good Lord advising us to love the Father with our whole heart and soul, and then to love one another in the same fashion. No footnotes. No exceptions. No qualifiers. Each and every one of us has an obligation to treat each other as we wish to be treated. This is so basic that even Trumpettes and current Republicans should be able to understand as the wording confines itself to their comprehension level----single syllable words.

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Posted by Larry Sirhall on 11/18/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Boise 2017 Election Results: A Majority of the Minority

Further proof Boise is nothing more than a pit of virtue signaling "well wisher" slackivists masquerading as a progressive city. Want better voter turn out? Put your voter booths in Star Bucks and hand out "I am more special than you" stickers written in blue and orange for voters. Do this and I promise you 90% voter turn out next local elections.

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Posted by Tata Engando on 11/18/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

President Kustra was Illinois Lieutenant Governor. It may just be a typo on BW's part, but uncorrected it becomes a factual error. Semantics aside, Kustra will be sorely missed. He has made BSU one of the finest institutions of higher education in the west. Against all odds, the school continues to improve and thrive, year after year. This position will be very hard to fill.

Posted by boisentv on 11/15/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

That should be Illinois Lieutenant Governor, shouldn't it?

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Posted by Walt Huntsman on 11/15/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions

Time to end state sanctioned child murder in the name of religion.

Posted by MAG on 11/15/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics

Mr. Reid brings an expanded awareness to his craft of ranching/farming, THIS is what I would define as progress, true progress.

Posted by Z John Weyand on 11/13/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics

Right on Mike and Tibby! Love and hugs from Buti and Misty

Posted by Mark Regalbuti on 11/10/2017 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Trump Hiring Freeze Unplugs Ovens at Job Corps, Impacts Boise Rescue Thanksgiving Meal for Homeless

How can I sign up to volunteer to help? Please provide link!!!

Posted by Angelindisguise on 11/09/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Broad Street: Not Yet LIV-able

Follow the money. If Joe Citizen parks there, ticket or towing, no questions, no appeal. If contractors violate the rules, city officials say well look into it, meaning go pound sand, cause Im getting a kickback, so I aint biting the hand that feeds.

If that were not the case, tickets would have already been issued, and impound yards would be full of construction vehicles.

Posted by buena.alma on 11/09/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Brothers Craft Their Own Blueprint for Better Bike Protection on Eighth Street

How about something that does not cost any money... why not close the two block of 8th street to all cars, except handicapped and delivery. The store can have more sidewalk space and we all feel safer.

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Posted by Brad Acker on 11/09/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “2017 Election Results: Sanchez, Thomson, Woodings Win Boise Council Seats

Somebody needs to investigate Caldwells mayor. Nobody who has been in office as long as he has wins by that large of a margin. People fear him. He has been physically abusive to city staffers and has council members cowing. His manipulation of TVCCs development plans in Caldwell to get the taxpayers to pay for a new, unnecessary city hall are just a few of the items that should be looked into, and yet I bet no one will talk.

Posted by Rick B. Eardley on 11/09/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Judge Rules No Jail for Bergdahl, Trump Slams Sentence As 'Complete Disgrace'

Trump certainly know much about being a "complete and total disgrace".

Posted by mike.reineck on 11/08/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Brothers Craft Their Own Blueprint for Better Bike Protection on Eighth Street

There are ample examples of road barriers (rubber bumpers on the streets in Spain, for example) that can be put down at a much lower cost than the $91k being spent in front of the city hall. I'm happy to hear that the ccdc will be passing the management of the street to the city.

Posted by chiliheadboise on 11/08/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Reza Aslan

I am glad that Azlan apologized because he is very different from Donald. Donald was taught by Roy Cohen, the lawyer for the Mob in NYC to: 1)Attack, 2)Re-attack, 3)NEVER apologize. Also Azlan is more professional and persuasive when he explains Donald in aberrant psychological findings.
In THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trumps case, their moral and civic duty to warn America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trumps symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.

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Posted by RAC on 11/08/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Reza Aslan

Softball questions.

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Posted by glabowells1 on 11/08/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Leaders Break Ground on Housing-First Development for Chronically Homeless in Boise

The study referred to in this story contains this bit of brilliance on page #15: What all of these reports can agree on is that to end homelessness we must place people in houses. :)

It says the $53,000 a year that each individual homeless person costs the city of Boise is due largely to police and emergency room services. Thats $4,416 dollars per person, per month, on "police services"? and emergency room services. Its $147.20 per day!
The mortgage on my 3-bdrm house in Nampa is app. $9,000 per year. That means the city's $53,000 per year would pay my mortgage and leave me with $44,000 dollars or $3600 each month for other expenses. SEEM EXCESSIVE TO YOU?
I found the study, which is a thesis done by Cassandra Solmonsen, here:…

Posted by RonnieG on 11/05/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “At State of the City Address, Bieter Makes Plea for Sports Park, F-35 Mission, New Main Library

Boise Mayor and Council have generally done pretty well. But "benefit of the doubt" doesn't work when millions of dollars and quality of life are at stake. Don't invite the F-35 fighter jet which will make whole neighborhoods uninhabitable, is a questionable technical project, and has no future. Don't develop more downtown open space into sports/concert venues when we all would benefit from allowing the area to be park and wild zone. Besides, I would bet half of Boise's population will be priced out of the ticket cost! Focus instead on reducing downtown traffic, rather than increasing it. Thanks!

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Posted by Tim McNeil on 11/05/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Leaders Break Ground on Housing-First Development for Chronically Homeless in Boise

I don't believe for one second that a homeless person cost the city of Boise $53,000 a year. For what? Does this awesome BSU "study" explain where that money goes, Because my retirement income is far less that $53,000 a year. Far, far less.

Posted by RonnieG on 11/05/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “At State of the City Address, Bieter Makes Plea for Sports Park, F-35 Mission, New Main Library

The benefit of the doubt? You mean for allowing oversize developments in the foothills with no regulations for open space and preserving future trails access? Or do you mean for supporting commercial development that will demolish residential housing in the downtown. Perhaps you mean the foothills levies that put the burden of maintaining open space on tax paying residents rather than developers. Mayor Bieter, as long as your governing body refuses to actually play a role in planning and zoning that respects residents rather than mollifies developers, you deserve the doubt until we see the benefit. You can blame sprawl which is out of your control, but you cannot claim the high road until your administration takes charge of the development interests that are using Boise as a playground.

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Posted by Mick D on 11/04/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Choose Three: Your Guide to the 2017 Boise City Council Election

Apologies for the multiple comments

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Posted by Bees on 11/04/2017 at 2:07 AM

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