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Comment Archives: stories: News: News

Re: “A conservative group put UM historian Tobin Miller Shearer on 'Professor Watchlist.' To Shearer, the threat sounds awfully familiar.

Hyperbole much? Lol....typical of people who dont so much "reason", as "feel".

A 'watchlist' put in place to EDUCATE students and their families about where they may, or may not, want to invest their education dollars is NOT the "same as what Hitler did!", or "the same as what McCarthy did!".

Nor is it, as far as I have seen, "a hate list".

Now, you may have gotten disagreeable feedback because of methods/beliefs EXPOSED by the notoriety of being listed on that website. But is that not similar to feedback left throughout comments section's of websites, or social media itself?

Not to mention, of course, the infamous SPLC website. Which left-wingers have heralded for YEARS as "doing great work to call out the intolerant among us".

Well, shoe's on the other foot now, Prof.

And hilarity ensues.... ;)

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Posted by Mickey on 03/22/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “No good answers

Guardian ad litems cover up crimes just like this one against babies all the time and judges protect them which is a crime. Why? Because most GALS are mostly lawyers and use desperate abused women and babies to serve thier larger clients. One loss for a desperate abused woman and child sacrificed to give a win to the better paying customer even if that better paying customer is a pedophile woman and child abuser. Clerk of courts is free to research cases. So everyone should educate themselves. Then contact the victims and explain they can report the truth to the ODC which investigates low life attorneys like this. Then report their findings about the judge to the judicial standard commission.

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Posted by Report to ODC & judicial standards comm on 03/21/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “No good answers

Report to the FBI. Thousands of cases eerily similar exist because the judge abuses power protects the guardian ad life me and lawyers because they get caught operating outside the law and misleading the court for the simple reason of making back door deals for other cases they have with each other and preserving that chip in the pocket for the rainy day, The proverbial "owe you one" next time around. Who gets hurt? Girls babies and women so the lawyers can line their pockets and judges protect their friends. Public corruption is what it really is and every case needs to be reported to police FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THEY'LL DO NOTHING and that color of law violation for protecting the lawyers which are a whole other back door deal - the make reports to the FBI and pray to God the Feds raid the courthouse clerks office with buckets of extra handcuffs.

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Posted by Report to FBI color of law & public corruption on 03/21/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “No good answers

Maybe some of the SITTING PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS SHOULD BE SEXUALLY ABUSED so they can understand what it is like to be sexually abused.

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Posted by ALF on 03/18/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “How Bob Giordano and Free Cycles made their dream home a reality.

Good article. That is the Bob Giordano I know. Cares more about others than himself. What a great operation Free Cycles is.

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Posted by Stewart on 03/18/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Board of Missoula returns to its roots

As I read this, the Rocky theme played in m head. Chris Bacon is an inspiration. Great article, Erika!

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Posted by Chris Fairbanks on 03/17/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “No good answers

Maybe some of the victims could run for political office so they can help the public understand what it is like to be sexually abused. I mean from the stand point of recovery and future potential of the victims. Obviously, this kind of crime will never cease to exist or stop happening because it is reprehensibly too human.

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Posted by Lokey Cokey on 03/17/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Board of Missoula returns to its roots

I was a 40 year old first time snowboarder, and the folk at Board of Missoula taught me the ropes. I am so happy that Bacon is living this dream and so happy Board of Missoula is back!

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Posted by Craig Sweet on 03/16/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Board of Missoula returns to its roots

Chris Bacon and Edge of the World have always been a support for the young teenagers and young adults in this town. Giving them a safe and secure place to hang out and skateboard. My son is the wonderful man he is today partly because of the influence of Chris Bacon. I hope and pray for your continued success Chris.

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Posted by MaryPat Harr Hertz on 03/16/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Board of Missoula returns to its roots

Apologies for the error, Wright. We corrected the story online.

Posted by Erika Fredrickson on 03/16/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Playing God with time

I'm a busy man, dammit ! I don't have time to run around - twice a year, no less - changing clocks !

If people want to mess with *God's Time*, they should be prepared for the consequences : Hellfire and eternal damnation. Or just get up and go work an hour earlier.

Posted by alf on 03/16/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Outside groups target Tester

The Democrats haven't been this angry since the Republicans got rid of Slavery

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/16/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Etc.

The Democrats haven't been this angry since the Republicans got rid of Slavery.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/16/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The University of Montana faces "breathtaking" challenges in attempts to right the ship

It seems like yesterday when the mayor, the President of the UofM, and a county commissioner were giving the a talk at the UofM about how Missoula was doing so well. It also seems like yesterday when anyone who questioned the why of higher salaries got shut down and got responses that seemed to say you had to overpay to get good candidates whether it was high school superintendents or university administrators. Karma arrived. The people in power in Missoula who had such pat answers now have to wear them in all their awfulness. They still have not learned but it is taxpayers that pay for their mistakes. Lets build another high rise and make another one either a bank, an new school, or a new place for the dwindling number of UofM students to reside.

Posted by Glen B. on 03/16/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Board of Missoula returns to its roots

Wright Hollingsworth called to congratulate Chris from where I live now, Norway, not the Netherlands.

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Posted by Wright Hollingsworth on 03/16/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Etc.

Do it with Trump, Missoulians love ya. Do the same style of dig-up-the-dirt-on-'em reporting work here in Montana about local politicians and they hate ya.

Go figure.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/16/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Outside groups target Tester

I've received 3 pro-Gorsuch/anti-Tester letters in the mail so far. Two of them were survey-style letters, pushed by religious groups like Catholics Vote and such.

I enjoyed filling those surveys out, knowing that if the organizations are honorable my survey will skew their results.

For instance, I don't really care about this Supreme Court pick. When they ask what is important, I say judges that will legalize marijuana. When they ask about abortion, I say the law is pretty much fine the way it is. When they ask for money, I tell them to go jump in the lake.

I was happy to put a stamp on those and get them in. I hope the organizations enjoy 'em.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/16/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “With its first convention in 10 years, Montana's Green Party gets set to take another swing

Greg -- I have no intention on running for the US House seat. The article clearly states that I plan a 2018 midterm campaign for the state legislature, as you so kindly suggested. To throw a third party under the bus for not falling in line with the bipartisan status quo is only contributing to the cycle that we've found ourselves in since the early 2000's, and I'm thankful to see a group of Montanans with a genuine concern for the affairs of their state that are willing to congregate to bring positive change to our state legislature.

Posted by Jordan Roether on 03/13/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “What's a living wage, really?

Niam, I would concur with much of what you said, EXCEPT. . . Minimum wage jobs used to be for students and first-timers looking for work "experience." Now, there are many older, experienced workers taking these jobs after being laid off by greedy corporations moving to Mexico and China so they can abuse workers there and pay them even less. It's unconscionable that corps making millions/billions W/ CEOs making millions (and often paying little to no taxes) refuse to pay their workers (who actually make the money for them) a decent wage. Instead of unnecessary tax breaks for wealthy corporations, why not larger breaks only for small - medium companies in exchange for higher pay for their employees? And we need single payer medical care (get rid of insurers and stop requiring businesses to be involved in health insurance). This would help everybody - except insurance companies, who have screwed up everything. Yay! BTW, if I understood correctly, it sounds like you bought your home in Missoula a while back. Good thing, because middle class folks have been pretty much priced out of the market there. Might explain the companies coming in and building so many apartments.

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Posted by ol' az hippie chick on 03/11/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “What's a living wage, really?

ol' az hippie chick LOL Glad to meet you. 1965 and I just graduated from a Bx NY HS. At that time the two best jobs available in NY were NY Telephone and Con Edison. Ma Bell hired me as a Customers Service Representative in the Commercial Department. Starting pay was about $2.15 an hour for a 35 hr week, plus benefits. It was also a UNION JOB. Our union was UTW, United Telephone Workers. We called it a "company union". Union dues, $1 weekly, were automatically deducted whether or not we were members. After about 9 years I "joined" the Union, became a union steward and then ran for and elected secretary of UTW. I had big plans of running for UTW president with hopes of changing the "useless" company puppet union. Then in 1981, I transferred to Southwestern Bell in Missoula. Got a decrease in wages to about $10+. Not even here for a year, when I found out the Missoula office was closing and eventually the Helena office. All MT commercial service offices were to relocate to Denver. Not one to relocate so easily, especially after the big move from my birth state and only home NY to MT, I opted to terminate. Applying for work, I thought asking for $5 an hour was generous on my part. Stupid me when I was ignored for any job I applied to related to customer service or collections for which I had 11years experience. After my unemployment payments ran out ( more than what was offered by the local job employers) I finally got a job, through a friend, for $2.75 an hour. After 11years, when I left that "job" I was making $5 an hour. Why did I stay so long? Because I had kids and a home I managed to buy to pay off. I didn't cry and demand a "livable wage". I left and looked for the opportunity to make more money and improve my life.

I could go on but I just wanted to let you know that our employment history, yours and mine kind of started on the same foot. As far as "What's a living wage, really?" Why not $75? $100 ? More?

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Posted by niam on 03/11/2017 at 12:36 PM

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