Robert Muse 
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Re: “ACHD Kills Continuation of Downtown Boise Bike Lane Pilot Project

I want to know when bicycle riders are going to be required to pay a license fee, pass a safety inspection(like a smog test for vehicles) and carry liability insurance to help reduce the burden of expense and step and pay for these projects and reduce risk and liability to pedestrians and vehicle owners? Would this not be an equal opportunity to be fair to everyone under the common sense doctrine of equal financial pain for equal accessible gain?

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Posted by Robert Muse on 06/05/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “ACHD Unveils Bike Lane Pilot Project Survey

Great points Shane. Can you point one left hand exit into any bike lane before this grand experiment?
My old timers can not locate one.
Maybe it is time for bicycle insurance to considered because of speeds that are being increased by these high speed lanes.
The research does not appear to consider the impact on a Pedestrian attempting a legal crossing to the sidewalk through the bicycle lane.

Who cares about Pedestrians who are children?
Does every child understand the dynamics you have presented?
Oh my old timers is setting in, I forgot the adult parent must have shock collars with a tether cord to control these children under the progressive dominion of control for child protective services. (humor- maybeeee).

Shane you seem to avoid the behavioral question who has the right of way, a Pedestrian or the operator of a bicycle. Does not the theory of an invisible cross walk apply as does when a Pedestrian crosses any corner of a street. Or is there now some unknown variable or rule that has not been established?

I ask the question when the automobile driver becomes a Pedestrian and then - who has the right of way crossing the back lane?
Does the bicyclist stop for the Pedestrian?
Is this to much to ask?

Shane, Yippe Ka Ya as Bruce Willis would say in Sun Valley Idaho.

Posted by Robert Muse on 05/06/2014 at 10:49 PM

Re: “ACHD Unveils Bike Lane Pilot Project Survey

Now you have a driver who becomes a PEDESTRIAN and must cross the bike lane and survive by not being hit by a high speed bicycle at 25 MPH. The driver or child must now use their left hand mirror to check for bike traffic before exiting. This is a new behavior when exiting the vehicle. The new safety question is who has the right way the driver of the vehicle who has now become the PEDESTRIAN crossing the bike lane with a family or the person operating the bike at 25 MPH?

I guess we will wait until the child is severely injured or worse as a PEDESTRIAN exiting from a parked vehicle crossing new high speed bike lane (25 mph collision) at the child's own risk? Is this a result that the PEDESTRIAN has been sacrificed for so that a representative special interest at City Hall can create the enactment for danger, risk, and liability to children in these high speed 25 MPH lanes?

The left bicycle high speed lane has never existed before. Are we no going to require the bicyclist to have liability insurance or is the City Government now going to accept and pay for loss of limb or life of the child PEDESTRIAN ?

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Posted by Robert Muse on 05/05/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Cliven Bundy: 12 Years a Racist (and More); Controversial Figure Yearns for Slavery

Who was that Democrat who served for 30 plus years in the in the Senate who was a member of the KKK Ranch brand Klu Klux klan? Was it Bird or Byrd. Political short timers setting in. But than again which party wanted to continue slavery? I think it began with a big "D". I digress no one can be forgiven for transgression against humanity except when President Roosevelt (Big D) put all the American Japanese in internment prison camps? Mr. Bundy sure does appear to be a racist by which standard of a kettle calling it black - whoops another use of our common American literature racist language. Compared to these other people Mr. Bundy is one bad racist dude, he probably has a family history of being in the Big "D" and supporting Roosevelt's actions, he old enough. We should really find out if he wanted Japanese in these camps, do you think?

But even though the Federal government agreed to return all lands back to the state per the statehood induction agreement or the " federal enabling act" as it would appear the Federal government has really been the trespasser per its own signature to lawfully return these lands back to the state as they did in all eastern states - there is no public land. This sounds like discrimination against the citizens and ranchers by withholding the land from the state.

Do you know which Political party put Indians out of their land? Darn the Big "D" brand did it again? We need to rewrite history, it just does not seem right for the big "D' brand be so enlightened with racism, discrimination, failure to return land, and bonded servitude.

Federal government makes claim to a fee they are not even entitled to per the original statehood induction signed by the Federal government. In criminal law I think they call it blackmail. Whoops - Another American literature racist description used by the criminal justice system. So the federal government makes a claim for a fee for a piece of land they should not even have control or own per their signed agreement and should be able to force a citizen to pay for a rent on a property that is not legally theirs to begin with.

Maybe we should like to be on this free federal gravy train of discriminatory theft, wouldn't this be equal opportunity for everyone? I think that this is called fraud? I digress Political short timers humor setting in - lets just rewrite history for the racists. Yippi Ki ya ....as Bruce Willis would say when in Nevada.

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Posted by Robert Muse on 04/25/2014 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Factions in Idaho Republican Party on Display at Coeur d'Alene Event

LA TIMES
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la…

After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday afternoon.

A line of cattle calmly filtered out of a federal holding area at about 3 p.m. as protesters and law enforcement watched from alongside Interstate 15 near the Nevada-Arizona state line.

"Due to escalating tensions, the cattle have been released from the enclosures in order to avoid violence and help restore order," the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said in a short statement.

BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher's cattle, citing safety concerns BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher's cattle, citing safety concerns
BLM seizes cattle in range war with stubborn Nevada rancher BLM seizes cattle in range war with stubborn Nevada rancher
Range war heats up again between defiant Nevada rancher and BLM Range war heats up again between defiant Nevada rancher and BLM

Federal officials have failed for 21 years to compel rancher Cliven Bundy to pay the fee required to let privately owned cattle use public land.

The government has said the cattle roundup was a “last resort” to enforce court orders ruling that Bundy had failed to pay more than $1 million in fees since 1993. Forcing him either to pay or to give up his cattle is a matter of fairness to the 16,000 ranchers who do follow the rules, U.S. officials said.

Two weeks ago, the BLM and the National Park Service began mobilizing helicopters, trucks, cowboys and rangers to seize Bundy’s 900 cattle.

The agencies moved nearly 400 to the holding area before suddenly announcing Saturday morning that the operation would end because of "grave concerns" about worker safety.

Bundy received nationwide support from people frustrated by what they described as government overreach, and at least several dozen of them brought weapons with them to Bundy's ranch 80 miles east of Las Vegas this week. Protesters scuffled with law enforcement at least a couple of times during the seizures. On Saturday, a peaceful standoff between law enforcement and protesters in the sweltering heat temporarily closed off a stretch of I-15 in nearby Bunkerville.

[Update: April 12, 7:52 p.m.: Las Vegas Sheriff Doug Gillespie said he spent all week mediating discussions involving the governor and both state and federal lawyers. Among the sheriff's concerns were unspecified threats received by nearby businesses and the safety of people at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo this weekend in Logandale, he said.

“I cannot interfere with the federal government when it is operating on federal land,” Gillespie said in a statement Saturday night. “But when a group of protesters threaten civil unrest or violence in this county -- it is my job to step in and ensure the safety of citizens.”]

Bundy, a 68-year-old father of 14, has argued in court that his Mormon ancestors began working the land in the 1880s, long before the BLM was formed, giving him rights that predate federal involvement. He says he only owes about $300,000.

"We're tired of being abused," Bundy told supporters Saturday during a rally broadcast online.

Meanwhile, lawmakers called for the protesters to leave the area so that the BLM could safely remove its equipment. But the protesters refused to leave until the seized cattle were released in the 150 square miles of scrub desert in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area.

Environmentalists argue that the cattle take food from protected desert tortoises, smash rare plants and slow down the regrowth of fire-damaged vegetation. Their numbers should be kept in check, the land advocates say.

The cost of what had been expected to be a month long operation hasn't been disclosed. Critics have said the cash-strapped agency should be selling land to local residents instead of wasting money on what they see as a frivolous move. In Nevada, the BLM manages 87% of the state's land.

BLM Director Neil Kornze secured his position after U.S. Senate confirmation on Tuesday, four days into the cattle roundup. From 2003 to 2011, Kornze was an aide to Sen. Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat and Senate majority leader.

The case is the latest flourish of the civil disobedience popularized during the 1970s Sagebrush Rebellion, a movement that sought greater local control in 12 Western states where the federal government administers 60% of the land.

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Sort of reminds you of Idaho protests and arrests of unarmed supporters in Idaho this year and hiding in a closet in the legislature?

But I digress both protest actions have ended but the action in Nevada yielded no arrests of armed organized protesters.

Maybe the 2nd amendment is not to bad after all.

Posted by Robert Muse on 04/15/2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Factions in Idaho Republican Party on Display at Coeur d'Alene Event

Why does the Boise Weekly readership not wish to share the the BLM story erupting in Las Vegas Nevada where the drunk Idaho white boys stuck in 1963 are going to face down the unlawful confiscation of private property by federal agents?

I guess this Northern Idaho story is more entertaining for the gaffs of a political party.

Should the Boise Weekly report also report how the government use unlawful force against the only one robber land baron left?

This government has been putting every other drunken Rancher out of business, even if their family has owned it from the late 1800s.

But yes, one must digress for the soul importance of Boise Weekly political theater when it is the Idaho Republican Party Revolution providing so much fan fare for comedy relief...

Posted by Robert Muse on 04/15/2014 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Canyon County Jail: Too Many Female Inmates Forces Early Releases

If the the funding where moved from the county to the state their would a completely different criminal justice system. Sentencing guidelines would change as well as the laws. This becomes a legislature budget issue. If you are going to pass a law you have to determine the financial impact of the new criminal statue law to the state budget for the incorporated cost of a possible public defender.

Basically you assist eliminating various unnecessary steps as the Prosecutor pointed out. The county commissioners should not be part of public defender funding program.

The state made the law the state should pay to defend the law. This would cause a complete re- evaluation of the Idaho Criminal Justice system.

This holds the legislators and Governor accountable for every criminal law enacted and would create the action to modify and eliminate some laws of stupidity. Recently the AG GAG Bill.

The state needs to pay for the public defender directly not through the county.

This would stop the legal collusion between public defender, county commissioner, and prosecutor that acts against the defendant ability to have a fair trial.

It can be summarized by how much does this state law really cost county taxpayers?

New Jails more bonds. Higher property taxes. Another reason for a 1% flat tax on private property assessment.

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Posted by Robert Muse on 04/08/2014 at 10:34 PM

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