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Re: “Who'll pay, and how much, for Montana's coming budget cuts

Follow the money and when it reaches a lawyer look deep. Report it to the ODC. Save America by reporting corruption. Where they're corruption there's a lawyer. All that money that was being spent is our money. The peoples money. The lawyers are stealing it. What goes into the programs they say it goes into is BS.
SERIOUSLY. Save America by calling the FBI on everyone. Drain the Swamp.

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Posted by Drain the Swamp on 03/28/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Caitlin Hofmeister puts failure in perspective on her new podcast, 'You're doing just fine'

Terrific podcast and inspirational creative.

Posted by Chase McBride on 03/27/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “City closing in on Mountain Water acquisition

and the city is just drooling wanting to raise fees sky high to get more money into the coffers so they can do more idiotic projects

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 03/26/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “There's a reason they call them land 'lords'

All contracts should be honored. If an issue arises between landlord and tenant it should be a civil matter. Since the government has overstepped it's bounds and and took the landlords authority away from him by allowing deadbeats to remain in and damage peoples investments, as Paul said, sometimes for 3 months without rent being paid, then I would have to say that the same government should damn well be the debt collectors for the landlords they have wronged.

What part of "breach of contract" do you not understand???

Nuff Said

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 03/25/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Activists employ 'necessity' strategy in pipeline trials

I wonder just how many gallons of that terrible oil was burned taking the useless idiots to the 4 states to upset commerce over bogus global warming bull crap! Not to mention how much fuel they wasted keeping warm and cooking. I don't believe there is any mountain of stupidity that is too high to climb for the save the earth group. Hope the man spends all 10 years in prison with a homosexual cell mate named Bubba.

Nuff said

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 03/25/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Who'll pay, and how much, for Montana's coming budget cuts

Jeezus H.! MT is getting more and more like Idaho, and look where idaho has gone : anywhere from 40-something to dead last out of the 50 states in virtually every category of spending on human/social services, education, transportation, etc. And with that comes the shitty, low paying jobs, with few if any benefits - A connection that the morons in the idaho legislature, and apparently Montana's, haven't made.

The author of an op-ed in the Idaho Falls paper a couple weeks ago quoted Mark Twain, saying, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session." How true !

Posted by alf on 03/25/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “John Hoyt's name removed from Wash-Griz Stadium

I hear that when you give a million dollars for the field field to be named in memory of a life long donor, you should be pacified with 9" x 12" plaque and hung on some obscure wall. Until the foundation thinks it can sell that wall space... or Denny Washington has another bout of insecurity and demands it be taken down.

Posted by k100rsm on 03/25/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “John Hoyt's name removed from Wash-Griz Stadium

Enrollment numbers prove that parents aren't willing to trust the University of Montana with their youths nor their monies.

If a million dollars can't buy you a few gallons of paint and recognition for 50 years of support and numerous other large dollar donations, a $100,000 certainly won't buy an education.

Given any opportunity they'll sell your student out, just like they did the memory of John Hoyt.

Maybe a refund is in order to Cliff Edwards who thought enough of his friend to anonymously give a million dollars so that John would be remembered... the check's cashed, the foundation has forgot.

Posted by k100rsm on 03/25/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

"nonviolent water protectors" ? Somehow seeing people standing on a burned out truck and blocking access on a state or federal highway does not seem so peaceful. And look at all of the trash that was left behind when they were gone. Water Keepers is not how I would describe these people.

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Posted by erlyirn on 03/24/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “A cut too far: UM offloads annual Easter egg hunt

Or cut the professors who contribute nothing to the University, who use resources to further line their own pockets while collecting outrageous stipends.

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Posted by JETS on 03/24/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “There's a reason they call them land 'lords'

Paul

Don't you get to choose your tenant ?!?!?!?
It seems you should exercise better judgment.......
Unless you ere the other kind of landlord,..........the slumlord

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Posted by Snakelover on 03/24/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Best Tanning Salon

Count one more vote in support of Brown Sugar from http://www.taninsider.com/

Posted by Gazunga Labartkava on 03/24/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Housing plan coming up short of affordable

With a couple of exceptions our current city government has no problem with tax and spend tax and spend. You know your in trouble when your driver in incapacitated and the council sets up a special fund for those who can't pay their taxes.

Posted by erlyirn on 03/24/2017 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

A common feature of editorial pages these days appears to be non-historian academics venturing historical opinion as professional field commentary - all knowing full well that they would be the first to squawk if the reverse was attempted.

One can certainly Stand with Standing Rock, acknowledge the human suffering of the Trail of Tears, and advocate for the full inclusion and receipt of justice for the First Nations in American life - and not have to use Andrew Jackson as a voodoo doll or throw in the verbal hand grenades of "genocide" and holocaust." (Read on before you call up the phone keyboard.) These later terms made there way into discourse on AmWest history after the mid 1970s, after which the European Holocaust became an acceptable topic of conversation after initial concerns over traumatizing the survivors. The political popularity of appropriating the terms quickly overrode the less dramatic historical narrative of exclusion and assimilation. One can acknowledge the human suffering resultant from the transition from semi-pastoral and nomadic lives, and the disregard of 19th-century US policy for cultural preservation, without resorting to simplistic Custer = Hitler and Little Big Horn = Auschwitz analogies. That does disservice to both the injustice suffered by Native Americans and the attempted extermination of European Jewry. One can be assured that a real genocidal regime, of which we have real 20th century experience, would have left no survivors at Pine Ridge to write accounts of Wounded Knee.

Moreover, Jackson can be given a black mark without ignoring the context of his time. Jackson was a hard man for a violent era, during which the existence of his nation was a debatable concept. After Andrew Jackson, the concept of a foreign dismemberment of the US was moved from the conceivable to the moot - and the safeguarding of borders would not be unfamiliar to practitioners of intertribal warfare on the Northern Plains. Jackson demanded acknowledgement of the Federal Govermment's sovereignty from British, Spanish, renegade South Carolinians, and First Nations alike - a hard policy for many, but one that today insures that the US does not endure the precarious existence known by such places as Tibet, Kurdistan and Ukraine.

As a geographer, Rudzitis should at least understand that.

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Posted by Joedixon1 on 03/23/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

Quote from article..."We will never know in what ways the many individual tribal societies would have emerged and grown, had we let them do so." Yeah, maybe if white man had never came never to North America they could still be living in tepees and hunting buffalo. Do you really know any natives who would like to be doing that today?? No, they love cars, cell phones, tv's, heated homes, health care, food, free stuff, etc, etc, just like the rest of us. It's a good thing they weren't conquered by the Muslims. Look at the history of what Muslims did when they conquered new territory in N. Africa, the Middle East, Asia, etc. They murdered EVERYONE, except for a few who fled w/o being killed.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/23/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “There's a reason they call them land 'lords'

Well Paul,I do not feel like using the power of the State to guarantee your investment or to collect money for you.. You already have a priveledge in the choice of renters. If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

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Posted by tfs1150 on 03/23/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

Let the oil flow through the safest pipeline ever built in the USA. By the way, if you were at Standing Rock and talked to protesters there, you would have found out that the vast majority of them have no job, they suck off the government (taxpayers) via welfare, medicaid, food stamps, section 8 housing, etc. Or they still suck off their mommy and daddy. For the most part, the majority that were there really don't contribute anything to our society. Mostly takers who look at protesting as a big party with lots of alcohol and drugs. Others who are bored and want to make themselves feel good by protesting for something. Don't believe it?? Show up at the next one and find out.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/23/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

So if we let a pipeline be finished after jumping trough all the hoops of the EPA, etc. and having it approved, we are disrespecting the Indians?? Really? They are being mistreated??? Here on the CSKT Reservation the Federal government spends about $23,000 a year on every tribal member here. While our Lake County budget comes out to only $980 per person. Doesn't sound like mistreatment to me, and on top of that they get job preference by being a tribal member, and full college for free if they take advantage of the programs offered. And more perks for Natives that would make you jealous. Who's really being mistreated??

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/23/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Zinke pressed by opponents of bison refuge transfer

Zinke is in the pockets of the CSKT Tribe and they brown nose him beyond belief, so I am sure Zinke WILL MAKE SURE the Bison Range is GIVEN to the CSKT Tribe. They will then make him an Honorary Tribal member

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 03/23/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

It is disgusting the way the Native American are being mistreated.ITS UNAMERICAN.The President SHOULD HONOR THE TREATIES>The Native Americans were here FIRST.SO I Feel THIS IS THEIR LAND .TRUMP NEEDS TO READ THE CONTSITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS.He NEEDS TO BE ACTING LIKE A GOOD PRESIDENT AND TREAT THE NATIVE AMERICANS WITH RESPECT AND HONOR AN STOP THE DAPL OR GET OUT OF OFFICE> I Stand With Standing Rock!!!!

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Posted by Helen Barker on 03/23/2017 at 12:06 PM

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