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Re: “Boise Author Anthony Doerr Lands Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Gorgeous language, emotional history, and an exquisite story of connection...cracked my heart wide open and I relish the three days I spent under its spell, and recommend it wholly!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Terry Baldwin on 04/21/2015 at 11:32 AM
Posted by Arfee11 on 04/21/2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Treefort 2015: Jan Reed Helps Initiate Treefort Virgins

I was there, and it was awesome!

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Posted by Mike on 04/21/2015 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Federal Vouchers Secured to Help Idaho's Homeless Vets

These vouchers are certainly a good thing, as far as they go, but, in effect, they’re comparable to putting a bandaid on a gaping wound.

The number of homeless and the number of suicides in, the-land-of-the-bank-bailouts, is exploding to unimaginable heights. And not just among military veterans, but among all individuals in this country.

What is truly amazing is how little respect or reward the veterans get when they return after their brave, honorable, courageous , and distinctive service, making the world safe for the transnational banks and corporations to extract as much wealth as possible from other designated countries around the world.

Those parasites should go out of their way to foot the bill for the support of these folks and lift the tax burden from the general public. After all, the banks and military/industrial corporations are the ones benefiting the most from those ‘spreading democracy’.

Going beyond this bandaid approach to a real cure, would actually require a stop to the phony, manipulative, patriotic language that is used to recruit these future veterans, many of whom, eventually understand that they are just tools of the banks, enabling their greedy quest to own and control more of the planet.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by watcher on 04/20/2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Listen Here

Bill…..When it comes to the OKC event, the real question is who were the “soulless savages who put their ideology above all else”?

The truth about Oklahoma City involved not only a terrible human tragedy but also a story of government conspiracy, media complicity, destruction of evidence, intimidation, and torture. It happened two years after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and six years before the false flag operation of 9/11.

Just as with the 9/11 event, it takes only a cursory investigation into the OKC event to clearly see that the ‘official’ story is an obvious concocted lie, covering up what actually happened.

It’s important to keep in mind that the OKC event occurred before many independent investigators became aware of scripted false flag events, utilizing crisis actors and complicit media reporting.

Also keep in mind that the truck/bomb was parked on the street, the bomb exploded, but the bomb blast then blew a massive amount of debris toward the truck and across the street past the truck.

What’s obviously wrong with this picture?

Following are links to a short video compilation (less than 5 minutes):…

And a longer video getting deeper into the lies:…

Posted by watcher on 04/20/2015 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Boise Author Anthony Doerr Lands Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

This is absolutley one of the best-written books I have ever read. His writing his lyrical and his story delish. My mind and soul were filled. Congratulations!

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Posted by ThisMomKnows on 04/20/2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Boise Author Anthony Doerr Lands Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Hey Boise!!!! When the football team wins the big game they get a big ol' celebration. We need to throw Tony a big ol' parade for this one. No joke. What say? So proud of our homie-hometown!!!

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Posted by Alan Heathcock on 04/20/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “How Much Do Boise Parks Add to Value of Your Home?

(Cut No. 1 on "Revolver")

"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet."

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Posted by boi22toy on 04/20/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Survey: Idaho Has Rudest Drivers in U.S.

In Idaho, speed limits are very liberal (ironically enough) guidelines, apparently. In a crowded 55 MPH construction zone? Tough. Quite a few drivers fly past you at 80 - 85 (at least) MPH, weaving in and out of traffic, at least in the Boise - Caldwell corridor where the speed limit is 65. Rural drivers seem to be somewhat more sane, however I pray that I don't have to drive anywhere near large vehicles, such as commercial trucks in this state. The problem isn't confined to the interstate or highways either; in my subdivision the speed limit is 20MPH, more than fast enough for residential roads with children and buses present on a regular basis, however to some idiots that's not enough. I've actually been TAILGATED while trying to safely turn at an uncontrolled intersection by some impatient douchebarge.

The highway patrol officers apparently don't give two damns about speeders here or there would be a loooong line of cops and psychotic, irresponsible turds on the side of the road being pulled over for speeding. It's a funny notion, but I'd like to go from one end of the corridor to the other without worrying whether or not my family or myself are gonna die in a horrible flaming pileup due to some drooling bastard with severe brain rot who is a sneeze away from hitting me in the back. Just look at the road report between Nampa and Boise nearly EVERY DAY; someone slams into a responsible driver trying to slow down at a Meridian exit (usually it's Meridian) and it dominoes westward and then traffic grinds to a halt. Turn on 92.3 FM in the Treasure Valley every morning and prepare to be disgusted.

If you're one of those freaks who just can't wait to get from point A to point B in a responsible and sane fashion, do us all a favor and GET OFF THE DAMN ROAD. Seriously.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Justin W Howe on 04/20/2015 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Boise Bike Advisory Committee Wants 50 Percent Increase in Bike Commuting by 2016, 100 Percent by 2020

Where the fuck is this group now? Haven't heard a peep from them in months and they expect to reach the top level, Jesus and miracles must be a part of the plan.

Posted by James Harding on 04/19/2015 at 11:37 PM

Re: “UPDATE: War of Words Ignites Among Idaho GOP In Wake of Defeat of Child Support Measure

Supporters of the bill have said that failing to pass SB 1067 would make Idaho a safe harbor for people avoiding paying child support because the state would not have the resources to enforce collections. LET THEM MOVE TO COTTONWOOD, ID

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by frankr on 04/19/2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Take a Look at New Plans for New Central Addition Apartment/Retail Building

Boise's Central Addition has always been there! I am guessing it is an addition to our CCDC? I am guessing that there is also something in it for our newly appointed councilman that eventually trickles up.

Posted by frankr on 04/19/2015 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

I'm just saying, for those who are allergic to the whooping cough vaccine and can't get the shot:vaccinate! Please!

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Posted by Katie Aullman on 04/19/2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Idaho Health Insurance Exchange: Fourth-Highest Participation in Nation

What this story doesn't tell you is that may employers don't offer health insurance in Idaho, necessitating that most Idahoans have to rely on this "market place" to receive healthcare coverage, costing workers more of their limited hard earned cash to the benefit of those employers that don't pay a living wage or offer the benefits that once were hard won by unions and other organizations.
In a nutshell, the oligarchy in Idaho doesn't care about workers. They only care about their profits. Hence why you're fined for not participating in this ponzi scheme.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 04/19/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “How Much Do Boise Parks Add to Value of Your Home?

Now here’s a valuable use of tuition fees, especially for students coming out of college with so much loan debt that it will be decades before they can even contemplate the asset value benefits of living near a park.

To a tax collector everything looks taxable…….and thus the real reason for this ‘effort to measure the value’ of property by BSU Community and Regional planners. The ultimate community plan is to siphon off as much tax as possible, in order to funnel it back to the parasites that own and control the government.

As a side benefit, the study also feeds the current manufactured obsession of property owners with their asset values, so they can accurately maintain their competitive status with other property owners.

A more interesting study would be…….What effect the obsession with property values and owning property has on the growth of homelessness and poverty in the community.

And an even more interesting study would be……..What effect property ownership, itself, actually has on a group of people living near each other.

Be prepared for the virulent knee-jerk reaction to even mentioning this subject, which clearly establishes how deep the indoctrination goes.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by watcher on 04/19/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Idaho Health Insurance Exchange: Fourth-Highest Participation in Nation

I love it!! This adds to the livability of our state. Come on Idaho!! Let's create a new vision for a livable state. Instead of screaming, Personal Freedom, think about how do we create a culture that is fair and equitagble for all.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 04/19/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Argus Observer: Study Indicates Ontario Is Oregon's Least Safe City

Total agreement about police car presence! I don't see how officers walking a lot would work however. The town is too spread out. Right in front of my house I've seen a lot more speeders since the budget cutbacks. I know I don't pay a lot of taxes direct to the city but hope i can still say i am a firm believer when you cut police or education budget there is a significant and all too often quick corillation between cuts and what you can expect from them. I know money without effort doesn't solve everything but both are needed. As much as i love privacy, and a bit might be cuz i'm older I think people shouldn't be too scared of of other people calling them a "cop caller" when the time is needed.

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Posted by Douglas Merrell on 04/19/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

I'm a grandma. It was my grandfather--so we are going back to at least the 1920s here--who decided that vaccines weren't worth the risk. As a survivor of measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis and very likely polio (a very mild illness in over 99%) I am not at all convinced that our current vaccine schedule is beneficial for the tiny recipients.

Posted by Deborah Kahn on 04/18/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “The Crux Rings In New Year With No Beer License and On-Loan Sound System

I race motocross with Quentin a alot. He rules.

Posted by RadRacer19 on 04/18/2015 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Video: Shrine Circus Met With Protests... Again

Watcher points out that the animals used in circus acts to not normally or willingly stand on their heads, jump through hoops, or ride tiny bicycles. Human Shriners, however, have a parade where they choose--without the threat of punishment or fear of deprivation--to do exactly those and many other stupid and inane things right out in public--right on the street.

Maybe they should resurrect the freak shows of the past and force Shriners to tour from town to town doing their asinine parade acts for money to help care for and rehabilitate circus animals. "Step right up folks! See Jo-Jo the mutant Shriner in his tassled fez. He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile!"

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by boi22toy on 04/18/2015 at 4:10 PM

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