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Re: “Buzz kill

A prime source of nectar is knap weed. Spraying knapweed kills bees. The problem is most persons do not care. I told my neighbor vinegar spray kills knapweed, and he used chemicals, now all my bees are dead. Being informed does not help.

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Posted by Gloria Schroeder on 05/29/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Buzz kill

I believe the root cause is pesticides (neonics). That's really the contributing factor that should be at the top of the list. It makes the bees weak and in turn the bees can not fight mites and diseases nor adapt to climate change if that's possible. I am no expert. Just my observation in our Bee yard.

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Posted by beelady on 05/28/2015 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Interchange changes

Roundabouts are by far safer whether in a car or on a bike. Plus they give those arriving in Missoula a sense of the community. I was stuck at this area recently and this is a welcome change.

Posted by Ben Darrow on 05/22/2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Attention shoppers

South Gate Mall has all this money to buy property and by all accounts the mall is doing quite well. So why do the progressives on the City Council want to give the Mall welfare money, paid for by our taxes? That's all these taxing districts are, just a way to increase taxes so our neighbors can make improvements to their property. South Gate Mall doesn't need our welfare. End it.

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Posted by David on 05/22/2015 at 2:03 AM

Re: “Snakes in the grass

Food for thought.You are a drooling fox loving half wit. Sorry. You "understand" jack.

Posted by John McKee on 05/21/2015 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Food

Chickens and turkeys are sentient nonhuman animals who value their lives--just like human animals do. Chickens are intelligent, have complex communication and decision-making skills, and can show empathy. Likewise, turkeys are intelligent, friendly animals. "Humans," writes author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, "seem to take a perverse pleasure in attributing stupidity to animals when it is almost entirely a question of human ignorance." People concerned with compassion and justice might want to explore these ideas further before depriving chickens and turkeys--and all sentient animals--of their precious lives for mere appetite. Perhaps start at United Poultry Concerns: http://www.upc-online.org/

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Posted by Other Nations on 05/21/2015 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Snakes in the grass

Food for thought! Then, what if they breed those rattles with the Grey Wolf and start a breed of monsters! ....lmao

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Posted by Tshultzz on 05/21/2015 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Snakes in the grass

My wife once almost stepped on a rattlesnake at a pullout spot near the top of the Bison Range. It was coiled and easy to observe and so I am sure it was a rattlesnake. That alone makes me think it is possible to have one on Jumbo.

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Posted by Glen B on 05/21/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “School Choice

This is a real boost to charter schools. We know that young people won't be paying many property taxes, as they're so far in school debt that they can't get a mortgage. Twenty years from now our public schools will be in bad shape because of that, but with this influx of cash plus continuous funding from the well-off of the state, charter schools will push ahead.

Who do we blame for this? Well, a myriad of people and issues - student debt, out of control consumerism, high house prices, lack of jobs, lack of good paying jobs...the list goes on.

If you want to look down the road at where Montana will be in a few decades, it's not pretty.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 05/21/2015 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Snakes in the grass

Food for thought !! What if our "Endangered Specie Act" Friendly Environmental activists pronounce the Western Diamondback Rattle Snake is an endangered specie ??? I understand the "Black Widow Spider Is allready "Endangered" I wonder if these Species will get the same protection and re-introduction as the Grey Wolf did.???

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Posted by Arthur on 05/21/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Interchange changes

Roundabouts have been shown to generally reduce injuries 90% to 100% when compared to stop lights. They also lower pollution, travel time and maintenance costs, while providing better safety for walkers and people on bikes. Roundabouts have to be designed well, with good geometry. -Bob Giordano, MIST

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Posted by Bob Giordano on 05/19/2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “So mote it be

I have to laugh at Dorinda and Alf and Smoke who with out known a thing about what they are talking about bash on it or dismiss it as a cult. Ken called it in his comment.

We as Masons have no ulterior motives other than to make good men better men in both their family lives and in the world around them. We learn from our history and from the very men who walked the very same path before we were ever thought of or born.

Its a choice everyone makes for themselves. My family has no masonic history, no one guided me to join DeMolay or to become a Mason. I made those choices, to become a better person in the world and in my own home. When I was initiated as a Mason I took the same obligation that other masons across time have taken, memorized the same words and enriched myself in the same way. When I joined The Order of the Eastern Star, I again made a choice to learn more about myself and the world around me and to be a better person because of it. Its something I hope I can pass along to others and something that I hope I shall always strive to achieve, to be a better person.

Posted by Relorian Malorn on 05/16/2015 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Group effort

yeah...let's just wipe out all the animals so we can cut down all the trees and frack all the land...!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 05/15/2015 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Group effort

The Sage Grouse is just another tool for the extreme enviros to close down huge areas of the west to any oil, gas, coal, etc. extraction. Just like the Grizzly bear is used to kill dozens of timber harvest sales in the west. If they didn't have the Sage Grouse they would just find something else.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 05/14/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Interchange changes

I'm not sure why everyone things roundabouts are so safe. Full of confusion is more like it.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 05/14/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Group effort

Why do sage grouse monitors make $100,000 a year?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 05/14/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “So mote it be

I thought it was a well put together piece that shows that AF&AM lodges are not only a tie to our traditions and history (and there is a lot of Montana history that is tied to freemasonry) but that freemasonry is open to all walks of life, and all forms of spiritual beliefs.

Of course there will always be those who have disdain for something that they know nothing about. My father used to call it "contempt without prior investigation". I feel sorry for those who have contempt for something that they have no actually knowledge about.

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Posted by Ken Bates on 05/13/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “So mote it be

Yeah, I'm real glad I got out of that town.

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Posted by Smoke on 05/11/2015 at 5:45 AM

Re: “So mote it be

Obviously, Freemasons have a mission to take over Texas.

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Posted by Dorinda Hogue Troutman on 05/07/2015 at 6:06 PM

Re: “So mote it be

Mumbo jumbo, like all religious and fraternal cults.

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Posted by alf on 05/07/2015 at 12:39 PM

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