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Re: “With the Dakota Access pipeline tabled by the Corps, what's next at Standing Rock?

Hopefully on Jan. 20, 2017 this will be reversed. Why would any one in their right mind think that thousands of oil tankers daily, pulled by a train, crossing the river on a bridge, would be safer than the pipeline, which will be the safest ever built?? It has high tech safety measures that will shut down the flow immediately if there is a leak anywhere on the system. A bunch of closed minded yoyos who have nothing to do but protest. And I bet my bottom dollar at least 80% of the natives protesting don't work (and may never have worked), and have sucked off of taxpayer money all their lives. The reservation system has done nothing but keep most natives in poverty at the expense of the working taxpayer.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 12/08/2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

I'm sure they will hire her because they will get a FOUR for ONE........ a far left Liberal, a Woman, a Lesbian, and a Native American. JACKPOT. Who cares about qualifications??

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 12/08/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

Well written Dan! Concise, to the point and dead-on accurate! Denise Juneau is a product of the Montana educational system. A darn fine product! Im not certain that she belongs in politics where facts are there to be manipulated.
Somebody has let the air out of UMs tires. Dosent matter who. We need to limp into a gas station muy pronto. We dont need a genius. The problem is well defined. UM needs a leader that faculty, staff and local people will follow without hair-tearing and garmet wrending. I nominate Denise Juneau. Dave Dickensen is busy.

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Posted by smedley on 12/08/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Backcountry Hunters and Anglers proposes a Quiet Waters Initiative

The "Green Decoys" are a sly way of appearing to be hunters, fishermen, etc when they are really extreme environmentalists.

For example,Jackson Hole has at least a dozen of the "Green Decoy" organizations which ask for donations from hunters, fishermen, motorized recreationists only to use that money to close the forest to all but their interests.

Posted by Stewards of the Greys on 12/08/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “UM to start ranking programs—and cutting losses

This piece is really smart and, from a limited-view spot on the inside, accurate. Nice work, Derek.

Posted by julebanville on 12/08/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “After six years of growth, Missoula's curling scene is ready for an ice place to call home.

I'm in! Just gotta figure out some way to stay in Missoula over the winter! I love curling. It's in my blood and bones. Just ask David, he knows what it's like. Next winter, I'm curling even if I've gotta sleep in a dumpster. Tim

Posted by Tim Blunderbust on 12/08/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

No, no she can not. Working with her at OPI, it was obvious that she could not even manage that office effectively. Much more of a spokesperson than a real leader. Also, she knows very little regarding higher education and is unfit for job. The UM needs someone experienced with modernizing liberal arts programs, mending faculty relationships, and increasing enrollment. Juneau is just not qualified. She would make a fine high school superintendent or maybe even dean of a small two-year college, but she is not capable of leading UM.

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Posted by helena_guy on 12/08/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “UM to start ranking programs—and cutting losses

I got a degree in History from UM in 2008. I can tell you, cuts to the History Department are just fine. I say that because I know the faculty and the lecture halls can only do so much. In fact, they don't really do anything. It's your willingness to get to the library, read your books, and do your writing that's important...not some old fogey dependent on your tuition dollars to pay for his healthcare and retirement.

I've written 7 history books and UM had nothing to do with that. It was my own decision, my own get-up-and-go, and my own hard work and discipline.

Students - and graduates - succeed because of how much they care and how much they work, not because of the size of their program or department.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 12/08/2016 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, maybe someone can ask Juneau 3 things that she'd do to get UM back on track.

What are 3 things the U needs to do?

What do we in the community need to do as well to see it get back on track?

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 12/08/2016 at 8:43 AM

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