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A "for profit" school ? A diploma mill like the University of Phoenix ? DeVry University ?

If this apparent scam comes to fruition, I suspect its degrees would be about as credible as an M.D. from, say for example, the University of Somalia.

Posted by alf on 11/12/2015 at 1:31 PM

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India, huh? I think that's a red flag.

The fact that we seem to be piggy-backing on Bozeman, trying to copy them, is another.

Another is Engen's desperation for money, and Grunke as well. The latter is part of the corrupt agency that hands our tax money to developers with little to no oversight and often less to show as results when they're finished. Didn't he have a hand in getting that first Krispy Kreme here?

What's the incentive for Engen? We know he's been trying to get rid of the Merc for some time, but still can't be bothered to clean the asbestos out.

Where is this $45 million number coming from as well? I expect when we start to ask detailed questions like that, however, the company from India will head off to the next likely town it can bamboozle.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 11/12/2015 at 11:04 AM

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chicago and Milwaukee are well known for suddenly "finding" uncounted ballots when an election is in doubt. and those same ballots also well known to be heavily slanted to the liberal cause... i would like to see a breakdown of these ballots as to what precinct they came from, and what the statistical average voting record of that precinct. does it normally vote 50/50 or is there more of a 60/40 split between Democrat and Republican. what historical pattern has this precinct voted on school issues been in the past 20 years?. and lastly, did the total number of ballots cast in this precinct generally mirror all the other precincts?

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Posted by paul on 11/07/2015 at 10:44 AM

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Maybe, Betsy.

But when I read that a few boxes of votes are carted in before counting is done, it just sounds a little funny to me.

My first election was 2000, so I'll always be mistrustful of vote counting. Everyone should be.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 11/05/2015 at 12:28 PM

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How can you decide it is fraud when the Missoulian prematurely called an election while there were still votes to count? Seems to me the problem was poor reporting.

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Posted by Betsy Maier on 11/05/2015 at 12:24 PM

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We'll need full oversight from McCullough's office in Helena on this one. It reeks of fraud.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 11/05/2015 at 11:44 AM

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I think everyone has the right to vote, but what is so scary is that so many people vote who don't have a clue about what is going on politically. I bet I could survey those who signed up to vote at this college "event and ask the following questions, And I bet 90% of them could not answer the following basic questions.

How many members are there in the US House of Representatives?

Who are the 3 Montana Members of the US Congress??

What is the national debt ( if they get within $1 trillion that would be considered close enough to be correct)

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 10/29/2015 at 11:37 AM

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Guys, Democrats want low turnout this election so the school bonds will pass. They wouldn't pass if people turned out, as the many oppose this egregious waste of taxpayer funds.

Many times we suggested cutting out $20 million, or even showing us a line-item budget of what's asked for.

Our requests fell on deaf ears.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/29/2015 at 10:19 AM

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"... these special designations would help drive elk numbers across the state down to meet management objectives. As adopted, shoulder seasons would be primarily directed at private tracts where elk congregate in the fall"

"Farmers and ranchers have long bemoaned the concentrations of elk hanging out on private land during hunting season. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation commended the commission's Oct. 8 ruling, citing increased levels of property damage and income loss sustained by landowners who find themselves supporting these large herds."

Wait a minute. Aren't the wolves decimating the elk herds ? Or is that just so much BS put out by professional wolf haters and lazy "sportsmen" who don't want to work for an elk; and have - or had - a "special" place where they knew the elk regularly hung out, before the wolves stirred them up and made work for an honest living.

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Posted by alf on 10/22/2015 at 2:34 PM

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Besides the over reach conflict with state law this proposed ordinance does nothing about the root cause of these shootings which are people with a mental illness that have NOT been adjudicated by law. What would be the next step then?

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Posted by erlyirn on 10/16/2015 at 10:24 AM

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Very well said, Indy staff !
But why were you so subtle ? Why didn't you tell us what you really thought ?

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Posted by alf on 10/15/2015 at 4:41 PM

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You can expect a full report on this meeting around 9 PM on October 19 on Big Sky Words.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/15/2015 at 11:39 AM

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Zolnikov's an example of a sensible Republican, the kind that don't try to abscond with all your money.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/08/2015 at 9:02 AM

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UM must change the scholarship offerings if it intends to maintain a top notch athletic program. they have benefited by these "partial" scholarships too long, full ride Division 1 scholarships have been the norm for 50 years. quit offering Division 2 scholarships and hoping you get Division 1 players. it doesn't work.....

Posted by division1 football in 1969 on 10/01/2015 at 12:18 PM

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Monday, 21 September, Alex Sakariassen posted "Federal advisory council recommends cancellation of Badger-Two Medicine leases".

Here's part of my comment regarding that post :

In light how the feds were rolled (yet again) by the politically all-too-powerful livestock and fossil fuels industries, Jewell's decision to NOT list the Greater Sage Grouse as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, in spite of near unanimity among the scientific community that listing is indeed warranted, probably doesn't bode well for the future of the Badger-Two Medicine.

Jewell's resume suggested that she might show some strong environmental leadership as Sec. Interior, but she's sold her soul to the devil and is just another low-rent political prostitute, of which we have all too many..

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Posted by alf on 09/24/2015 at 2:34 PM

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In case anyone was wondering, there is a Made-In-Montana/Made-In-The-Northern Rockies Wilderness bill called the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act that would protect the Badger-Two Medicine as Wilderness, as well as countless other unprotected roadless wildlands.

Check out the map here:…

Learn more about NREPA here:…

Posted by Matthew Koehler on 09/24/2015 at 8:57 AM

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Well, we've got about $40 million in Parks and Trails, the mall wants about $10 million, we've got those new trees we're putting in for upwards of $50 million, the schools are asking for $130 million.

We could have owned this water company by now.

The problem is that we have idiots in City Hall, the County too, and the Schools.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/17/2015 at 9:56 AM

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Go Griz, Just cant imagine why people aren't beating the doors down to attend there, I mean a river runs through it and all. Could it be the Law School??? The one that sends it's students out to prosecute unsupervised before they are licensed from the worst ranked Law school in the world, where the UMPD hires officers that cant make it anywhere else, the worse they offend the more desirable they seem to be in the eyes of the administration? Could it be that an alleged known Cyber stalker operates openly out of the UM and seems to receive a bulletproof shield from Ravalli, Missoula, and federal branches of Justice while plying his poison across all the land? These same Honorable Justices are the very same covering up the Dept of Rape that is the model for the new pre college football advertisements warning co'eds to be aware that attending college could be hazardous as Sexual predation is a most distinct possibility? You are receiving Emmy Awards from Lawless America the new reality show featuring your University, state, county and city as the holy grail of an America gone astray. But it's all good because your emphasis on going "Green", will make it all better. " Engstrom you are real special" Montana should be very proud to say they know who you are.

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Posted by Roy P Pilkey on 09/03/2015 at 6:27 PM

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I wonder how much Gianforte and other 2016 GOP-hopefuls will make Bullock's life harder by continually pointing out the terrible "leadership" of Engstrom.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/03/2015 at 11:53 AM

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The only way Ravalli is going to be able to get rid of their incompetent and power abusing commissioners is if some people step up and run against them! I was living in Ravalli during the last election and it was heartbreaking to stand in the ballot box and see that there was only one option for all but one office in my region. The voters don't have a choice other than checking the box for the incumbent or writing a random name next to the write in box. And that one other person that tried to run against an incumbent didn't get any support from the local democrat party after they asked her to run for them, so of course no one wants to take a serious run at kicking these jerks out of office, no matter how disgusted the majority is with them.

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Posted by C.R.C. on 08/08/2015 at 9:25 AM

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