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

Re Mr. Journee's remarks, it is Gowen Strong, the City of Boise, and the State that has used the economic study about the A-10s to tout the potential benefits of bringing the F-35 to Boise. See, for example, Megan Ronk's op-ed in the Idaho Statesman: http://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article131132189.html. Costs--i.e., potential negative impacts--are not considered in these estimates.

Further, in 2012, the Air Force did conduct a socioeconomic impact analysis of the F-35 in Boise (albeit for a different proposal) and that study also did not consider any costs.

It is indeed incredibly misleading to use an analysis of economic benefits (only) to tout the potential impact of the F-35 in Boise.

- Kevin E. Cahill

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Posted by cahillkc on 07/19/2017 at 11:04 AM

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

If you think Citizens for a Livable Boise is a small group of trouble makers, check out the link below that will take you to a recent petition signed by over 1,500 citizens that includes 99 pages of comments. Would be surprised if the wisdom of this group should be dismissed, denied and demeaned. Time will tell. Tick, tock, tick, tock...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/544/132/963/are-f35%E2%80%99s-right-for-boise%E2%80%99s-future-livability/

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Posted by John Glerum 1 on 07/19/2017 at 10:49 AM

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

The F-35 venture began in the 1990s under Bill Clinton as a Military Industrial capital expedition that was designed to capture a 50 state commitment from Congressional and local leaders to secure a massive expenditure for investors gain. The project was designed to be a money pit for profit. Genuine aerospace experts have been fighting this boondoggle for years and years. It's meant to make money, not perform. This is much like the F-111 project that ended up flopping as advertised, only the F-35 is a much bigger flop. Recently, the UK Parliament has asked for a review of their participation in this, as are other nations. Also.....this plane is very loud.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 07/19/2017 at 10:19 AM

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

This article hits the nail on the head - CLB and these fierce opposition groups do nothing more than shout rhetoric and hyperbole to try and stir up emotional responses in the undecided people. The meetings are nothing short of sit-down mob mentality b.s.

I don't blame the mayor and Guard reps one bit for not attending these meetings, I sure wouldn't if I was in their position. The lies that the groups keep repeating (see both the earlier comments before mine) are ridiculous and all the CLB wants to do is get in a shouting match. They don't want to talk facts, they want to shout down the supporters because they can't get satisfaction from being respectful and responsible, it appears.

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Posted by Aceinthesky on 07/19/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “The Little Hours: Sisterhood of the F-Bombs

Typical liberal scum bag film making douche bags. Don't realize the greater part of the world is sick and tired of your MADE UP Alice in wonderland films/stories (If that is what they want to call them). It's nauseating to think that there are certain folks that actually think skits like star wars and sponge bob square pants are real characters in their lives. What a mess............

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Posted by bye bye california on 07/19/2017 at 10:02 AM

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

Here are the facts: Boise City leadership (BCL) has refused to address the public in a open and public format. BCL has offered false facts, obstructed, and outright lied. BCL has been on a campaign with public treasure to convince the public that we should be in favor of F-35's and that we should trust them to do whatever is necessary to bring them to Boise. Get informed. Review articles at http://boiseguardian.com/?s=f-35

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Posted by Heinrich Wiebe on 07/19/2017 at 9:42 AM

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

I've attended both City and CLB meetings on the issue.
CLB has posted an incredible amount of facts.
The city has not.
What has been consistent is that "City of Boise spokesman Mike Journee" always lies. He's in marketing after all.

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Posted by ConcernedNeighbor on 07/19/2017 at 8:32 AM

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

Is that Vincent D'nafrio?

Posted by Patrick Michael on 07/18/2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Idaho Power Registered All-Time Peak Record July 7

WE Intermountain Gas !!!!

Thank you for allowing our family to easily chose between paying our gas bill and groceries. We're able to do BOTH, unlike with Idaho Power Company. Like many other customers , I dread receiving my Idaho Power Bill.....and OPENING it. Soo ridiculously out of the " norm", across our country. SAD.

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Posted by krissee35 on 07/18/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Idaho Power Registered All-Time Peak Record July 7

Idaho Power is THE MOST GREEDY Utility Company I have EVER DEALT WITH. I am a single professional female, well traveled and I speak from experience. THE IUPC really has "their" sky as their limit to raise our Idaho rates. Intermountain Gas is a NON-GREEDY company that allows us to BUDGET!!! (-;
Krissy M. Elliott/ KUNA

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Posted by krissee35 on 07/18/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

This weeks Boiseweekly survey... so far

Do you support bringing the F-35 mission to Gowen Field?
Yes. 226 votes (31.61%)
No. 481 votes (67.27%)
I don't know. 8 votes (1.12%)

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Posted by Current Mil on 07/17/2017 at 7:40 PM


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