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Re: “Boise Ordinance Dials Down Muffler Noise

Disturbing, excessive or offensive motor vehicle noise, smoke, or exhaust interferes with a person's right to enjoy life and property," reads the ordinance, which goes on to state its purpose as promoting "the public health, comfort, and convenience of the City's inhabitants and its visitors."
With that being said wouldn't that infringe on a person's right to enjoy life and their property. That is how some people get enjoyment in their life even if their vehicle and or motorcycle is a little on the loud side even from the factory. No matter what laws are passed there will always be people that are offended in some shape or form let's stop the government from putting more rules and regulations on a place where we call the land of the free

6 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by ftw41 on 07/26/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Dry Creek, Dry Purse

["They disagreed with us and they beat us up pretty bad, and quite frankly, I don't see where I'm going to support spending county taxpayer dollars on an organization that doesn't support the county," said Commissioner Jim Tibbs during a June 19 budget hearing.]
What he meant to say was that he was angry and lashed out at whomever he could to try to influence and silence the voice that made him feel small.
From adaswcd.org: "Conservation districts were organized nationwide as part of the soil conservation movement of the 1930s and 40s in response to the Dust Bowl ecological disaster. We are one of fifty conservation districts in Idaho tasked with leading efforts to conserve, sustain, and enhance Idahos private and state lands." Visit their site and see for yourself all the things they do to "SUPPORT THE COUNTY", contrary to Tibbs' little opinion. I'd put them up against his own accomplishments any day.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Farmer-Rancher on 07/26/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Dry Creek, Dry Purse

Not only are the commissioners short-sighted, but they have demonstrated yet again, that they're petty, little, sensitive tyrants who will threaten the employer of any person who dares speak out against their oh-so-wise judgments. This is not the first time they've pulled a stunt like this, and it doesn't surprise me at all, given how weak-minded and ego-sensitive they have proven to be. Face it, they're not always right. Their decision was contentious. Many disagreed with it. They could have chosen otherwise, but... as always, sided with big development instead of conservation. Is it any surprise to anyone? So what if Tibbs got his little feelings hurt. Get over it. You made your decision. Live with it. Don't be so petty as to threaten funding to a county conservation district. They do more to actually support "the county" than this group of nitwits called commissioners does... unless you're a real estate developer.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Farmer-Rancher on 07/26/2017 at 1:49 PM

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.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
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

6 likes, 0 dislikes
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

3 likes, 0 dislikes
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

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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


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