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Re: “Deepest cave discovered in the Bob

Wow, years ago I would have done this. Whats age does to a person. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Phyllis Aitken on 10/18/2014 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Missoula Organization of Realtors comes out against city of Missoula's legal fight with the Carlyle Group over Mountain Water

H20 - a dwindling resource about to get very expensive

As one member of the Missoula Organization of Realtors, and a real estate broker, I disagree wholeheartedly with the MOR stance. I am all for the municipalization of our water. The mere fact that an investment group, would be so bold as to, assume control of our drinking water, appalls me. And the fact that a real estate group, who's almost sole purpose is to promote home ownership, would be stumping for rental terms for our drinking water, also surprised me. Both are upsetting. When something seems so wrong, it usually is. I am sure most people just don't know how to stop a moving train by themselves. Speak up!

It is a a fact: 86% of all water systems are owned by their municipalities. Leaving a very vulnerable 14% to be scooped up and ripped off by investor groups, such as Carlyle.
When did it become fashionable to risk all of our well being, to let an investor group make more money? Give me a break! Does anyone remember what happened to the real estate market when investor groups ran the mortgage business?? HELLO...

In 2011, Citigroup economist Willem Buiter predicted that "water as an asset class will, in my view, become eventually the single most important physical-commodity based asset class, dwarfing oil, copper, agricultural commodities and precious metals."[

Asset class, my A__! These investors are not civic minded folks with a public cause, they are leeches, opportunistic brats and bullies, who want us to drink, bathe and wash our dishes in bottled water, very expensive water, that is. Every investor company I have read about, that has bought a public water system, has raised their prices and left the infrastructure worsen. I have yet to read anything from a town that said, yeah, they bought our water, its so much better now. If they do, I can almost guarantee, it will be short lived.

I think we should encourage the Mayor, John Engen. And, hold the Public Service Commission's feet to the fire for allowing the first sale to go through from Mountain Water to Carlyle. Now, another sale, one from Carlyle to a Canadian company is in the works. I can only assume their will be a long line of them coming down the pike too. Just like bad mortgages were bought and sold and resold and resold, until, there was a collapse of our economy. Only, with a water system, we will all just not have water. So, if you can live without it, do nothing. If you want to keep drinking it, speak up, conserve, get mad, and do everything you can to protect our water.
Angrily,
Celia Grohmann

Posted by Celia Grohmann on 10/16/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Happiest Hour: The Real Lounge

Thank you Ted for the write up, we appreciate the recognition for our venue. I wanted to remind people that The Real Lounge is a work in progress and everyone can witness it grow and transform. I would like to let everyone know that the Hell Gate Elks Lodge is anything but a private club of white males. In fact we are all inclusive and have a diverse membership including females. Another thing I would like to clarify for the community; we are a community center and local music center, but more importantly the Hell Gate Elks Lodge #383 is a benevolent organization that gave nearly $45,000 back to the Missoula community last year and over $50 million nationally. Actually, the only reason our venues and our 18 apartments exist are to fund our charitable giving. So next time you are wondering what to do, think of us and be a contributor while having fun!

Dave Elmore
General Manager / Elk member

Posted by PERDave on 10/11/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Plugging in

Common source of energy in northwest is hydroelectric not coal fired and zero emissions from mine. My 40000 dollar ev probably cost less than most of the 3/4 ton pickups driving the highways of montana at 60-75 mph burning gas at what....15 mpg if lucky!,,,

Posted by Howard SternerBarbara Daugharty on 10/11/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Gary Marbut's back on the ballot in 2014

Grace: Nothing wrong with that. Any candidate who is not staunchly 2A does not deserve to be elected.

And "staunchly 2A" doesn't mean Barry Soetoro doing a shotgun selfie.

Posted by Barry Hirsh on 10/09/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Gary Marbut's back on the ballot in 2014

What's wrong with being recognized as a national expert of any subject? In Gary's case it happens for be firearms law. What I find disturbing is that Dudik doesn't even live in the district. How can you truly represent those who live in the district like myself when you don't live there, that's like having a sheriff from Ravalli County! Oh wait, it looks like we will.

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Posted by dorado on 10/09/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Gary Marbut's back on the ballot in 2014

I have received several mailers from Gary Marbut, and what I find most interesting is how, in these mailers, he appears to downplay his Shooting Sports association and gun-orientation in general. Maybe he assumes everyone already knows, because he is called up for quotes every time there is a gun-related legal issue in the press.

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Posted by Grace McNamee Decker on 10/08/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Finally, some gossipy Miss Montana news

The college decided that she was wrong, the charter remains as it is. But now according to her newest rant, the college is "oppressing" women and apparently she knows this as she said.... Because she also has a vagina. I wish we could all be a miss Montana. NOT

Posted by Enough on 10/06/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “To catch a murderer (UPDATE)

I recently read a story about this case and to say the least I am taken aback by the story. The article was written by the daughter of Frank Dryman. The daughter pleads for mercy and argues that her father is a feeble old man and should not be in prison. She goes on to argue that her father was just a boy who made a mistake when he was a teenager. She has made the claim that the victim put his hands between Drymans Legs and Dryman shot him in self defense. I disagree! There has never been an ounce of evidence presented that would confirm such a horrendous story and almost certainly this story was made up to garner sympathy for Dryman and to redirect the focus from Dryman and his heinous deed. One thing the daughter of this dispicable man needs to learn and understand is that her father had the good fortune to grow old and feeble. He had the opportunity to lead a long and fruitful life. She had the good fortune of having been brought into this world by Dryman and her daughter has had the opportunity to know their grandfather. These are all things that the Pellet family never had the opportunity to enjoy because of the actions of this man. Shame on her for even floating such a story! Frank dryman is in prison because he showed a total lack of empathy and respect for human life. Like a coward he ran from the responsibility that he alone shouldered for murdering a human being. He tried to compensate for his heinous deed by becoming a so called pillar of his community but that pillar was nothing more than false front. I often wonder what other crimes this man committed in his 40 years on the run and do realize we will probably never know the whole truth!

Posted by Rick Fisher on 10/05/2014 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Cosmo on Curtis, and the significance of her candidacy

I watched her daily video blog of the actual process of government at the State legislative level. She is smart, and speaks frankly. I have no problem with that. She is the model of all to be elected from this point on. The people we have been sending put us in this mess and have no intention of fixing the problems. I hope some elitist schmuck tries to tell her "that's not how we do it here". This will be interesting. Daines can go suck eggs. No debate means no respect. If he can't respect an opponent what makes you think he respects the average Montanan.

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Posted by Jeffrey Hill on 10/04/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Montana Festival of the Book faces uncertain future

Traditional publishing is dying. This festival, like most associated with traditional publishing, wants nothing to do with eBooks.

I wonder how that philosophy will work for them over the next few years as people like me gain more market-share, react more quickly to what the market wants, and accomplish it all with amazingly low-overheads.

Well, I don't need to wonder, I know - they'll just continue to put their head in the sand and hope the problem goes away.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/27/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Carlyle Group agrees to sell Mountain Water to Canadian utility

http://investors.algonquinpower.com/Cache/1500063949.PDF?Y&O=PDF&D&fid=1500063949&T&iid=4142273

Posted by Profiteers on 09/19/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Finally, some gossipy Miss Montana news

Why is no one talking about the kids that Sheridan herself bullied in high school?

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Posted by Tiredofit on 09/16/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Bobcat fur farm for Roy?

Is there a petition to sign to stop him?

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Posted by Elyse on 09/15/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Centurion Ministries responds to Barry Beach clemency denial

I'm not sure this will be made right until Marc Racicot is in the ground.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/13/2014 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Centurion Ministries responds to Barry Beach clemency denial

I am dumbfounded by this. A handful of people who cannot tolerate the idea that they may be responsible for such a travesty would rather ruin a good man's life than admit they were wrong. And it is stunningly clear that they are wrong. Barry Beach is now at the very top of my prayer list. Surely God will make this right, surely....

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Posted by Judee Norton on 09/13/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Why you don't offer a prostitute a salad for sex (and more from In Other News)

It's interesting how social media has had an effect on divorce and pre-nuptials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUWkDlAkMtQ

Posted by Christopher Everspark on 09/09/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “A fork in the Silk Road

May your changes bring you joy, properity, and good will!

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Posted by Dian Norby Vinion on 09/08/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Bobcat fur farm for Roy?

This asshole wants to move because the mothers kill their young, basically it hurts his profits, fuck him.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Wootton on 09/08/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Centurion Ministries responds to Barry Beach clemency denial

I can't help but wonder to myself, as I read the statements made by these so-called professionals who make up our judicial system, at what point does guilt or innocence become irrelevant as it's all about pretending the system cannot make a mistake. The Montana sheriff didn't even have Barry on his radar till the two scandalous & just downright evil Louisiana cops handed him & his coerced confession over to the inept guy....who needs actual evidence or facts when u can beat a confession out of an innocent kid which is exactly what Barry was....this whole case is so pathetic...instead of one victim that day, Montana turned it into 2 & continues to call it justice!

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Posted by Royce Anne Wright on 09/07/2014 at 8:49 PM

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