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Re: “Student retention: UM's other (other) problem

UM President Royce Engstrom was hired from October 2010.
UM Fall 2010 enrollment was 15,642
UM Fall 2016 enrollment was 12,419
(Under President Engstrom, UM enrollment decreased by -3,223 students.)
MSU Fall 2010 enrollment was 13,559
MSU Fall 2016 enrollment was 16,440
(From 2010-2016, MSU enrollment increased by +2,881 students.)

UpWithMontanaGrizzlies Nov 30, 2016 7:59pm…


Posted by jameskappel on 01/21/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Gov. Steve Bullock slated to speak at David Brock-led Democratic conference in Florida on Saturday

Eric Holder and Rahm Emanuel ? Bleah !

Posted by alf on 01/21/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Student retention: UM's other (other) problem

My experience has not been good. It feels as if the school is doing everything in their power to convolute the registration process & create needless obstacles that delay graduation in order to milk their students financially.
I know it's a business, but at least pretend like you care about your students!

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Posted by Robert Sullivan on 01/21/2017 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Gov. Steve Bullock slated to speak at David Brock-led Democratic conference in Florida on Saturday

Did you catch that nazi getting punched? That was flipping awesome!!

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Posted by MT ALT-RIGHT on 01/20/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

Trump owes hundreds of millions to 'investors' from Russia and China, we will never know. Dan Brooks nails it as usual.

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Posted by Dave Loomis on 01/20/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

The Russian goal was to suppress the vote.
Trump only got the votes of 25% of Americans registered to vote.

He did get 46% of thosewho voted, but 45% of registered voters did not vote.

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 01/20/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Republican legislators claim their party's rift is a thing of the past. Now's their chance to prove it.

Today Trump stated two interesting ideas for his Pro-Life backers to mull over.

"We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone." "a child is ... infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator."

Perhaps he's referring to Genesis 2-7: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;and man became a living soul."

We will know soon when Trump nominates his choice for the Supreme Court.

Posted by Carole Mackin on 01/20/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

......From comment below..." FEDERAL LAW prohibits the disclosure of student information from federally-funded (almost all) schools. Go ahead, look it up, it's the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). So pretty much everyone's records are "sealed."

Even if that is true, a student can make his college records known (like other candidates did or when apply for certain jobs). But after being asked repeatedly, Obama refused. Why. Because he had bad grades?? I doubt it. It was because his records showed him being admitted as a foreign student, even though he was born in Hawaii(?)

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 01/20/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Student retention: UM's other (other) problem

There is a huge problem in the admin office. We have had nothing but troubles for 4 years, same exact problem every semester for 4 year and every time we walk into the office to get it fixed they act like it is the first time it has ever happened in the history of the school. We are not alone. This is why they have a student retention problem.

Posted by J on 01/20/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Missoula women plan post-inauguration marches in Helena and D.C.

Women are gathering in most of the cities in New Zealand. I want to show that the election of Trump is no permission to trample on human rights. I want to gather strength through working together against inhumanity and bullying.

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Posted by marian on 01/19/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

The Untold Story: How Donald Trump Really Won?
75 percent of America's high-poverty neighborhoods in 1970 still classified that way four decades later. Racial and class inequality is very much alive, "progressive politics" apartheid. Blacks who have voted Democratic for almost 50 years are now being driven from their neighborhoods that have been their home for generations. We gave the Democratic Party our votes and they "took us for granted" leaving us living with social tension, unrest, and the worst GUN VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT CRIME . . . A diminished hope and no opportunities while the Democratic Party's upscale hipster real estate speculators prosper.

President-Elect Donald Trump wants to enable states with dedicated grants and implementation standards related to diversity, inclusion, and targeted hiring the resources necessary to spur investment in underserved black neighborhoods. Stopping gun violence, revitalizing education, creating jobs, replacing substandard housing, and strengthening black families is a mandate we secured for him.

That is, Mr. Trump owes his victory to "predominately black Democratic strongholds" who were convinced to give him more votes than the previous Republican candidates. African Americans convinced hundreds of thousands blacks to boycott the vote and/or voting "straight" Democrat. All across America the black vote "boycott" masterminded by Todd Elliott Koger effectuated an insurmountable obstruction for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. There is correspondence to the Trump campaign that outlined "Koger's Plan." There was a "Thank You for the suggestion" reply. And, President-Elect Donald Trump's verbatim use of Mr. Koger's exact same words during "online videos" and speeches that followed in Michigan, Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Pennsylvania.

Todd Elliott Koger's writings at one point specifically advised that the "Koger Plan" to target the black vote will changed the destructive conversation and slip in the polls that the "verbal fight" with Khizr Khan, a slain U.S. soldier's father had caused in late August 2016.

When the Trump campaign started to collapse in October 2016, and everyone started to run away . . . Mr. Koger suggested the "need for a new writing" to change the conversation again. He suggested that the campaign needed to move away from the "hot mic incident." Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence suggested a "Treaty with Black America." There's another "thank you" from the campaign. And, Mr. Trump almost immediately announced a "Contract with the American Voter" and a "New Deal for Black America."

Maybe this is just a remarkable concurrence of events. Maybe Mr. Koger's packaging of Mr. Trump's visual optics and his efforts to communicate implementation of the " Koger Plan" had no apparent connection. Maybe it was just "serendipity" in North and West Philadelphia (Eastern Pennsylvania) and Penn Hills, Allegheny County (Western Pennsylvania) where turnout fell 10 percent in the majority-black wards. Happenstance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (District 15), where turnout was down 19.5 percent. Apparent "fluke" in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, where 75,000 "Motown Voters" decided to stay home. One thing for sure, Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence kept reiterating that "Mr. Trump's only path to victory" was the "black vote." Cities like Boston, Massachusetts' "predominately black" wards had their greatest decline in voter turnout this century. And, just 50,000 votes in three states, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin (the focus of "Koger's Plan") decided the election.

The "PLAN" was conceived: Convince hundreds of thousands blacks to "boycott" the vote and/or voting "straight" Democrat.

The "STRATEGY" was organized: Find every conceivable email address, mailing lists, newsgroup, on-line discussion, black organization, local activists, and the like, and send them an endless repetition of talking points.

Mr. Koger's "MESSAGE": 50 Years of failed Democratic inner cities.

There is available representative correspondence (sent to the Trump campaign and others) that demonstrates well how the "electoral college victory" was propelled. That is, Todd Elliott Koger's suggested "THEMES" (We Must Come Together) and persuasive point-helping support is now documented with dates to prove the actual source of things (something no other person has been able to articulate about the black vote in 2016).

The National Diversity Coalition for Trump did finally send a "Thank You." But interestingly, Todd Elliott Koger and his wife don't even have tickets for the Trump inauguration, its events, nor any job offers . . . .

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Posted by Todd Elliott Koger on 01/19/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Hey Betsy DeVos, you don't need a gun to get a bear out of your school—just ask Bozeman

oh bob, are you defending her asinine comment? Who cares what species of bear it is ... it was a stupid comment. FYI guns are not very effective especially against grizzly bears.

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Posted by freemanb on 01/19/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

jrjr2000, FEDERAL LAW prohibits the disclosure of student information from federally-funded (almost all) schools. Go ahead, look it up, it's the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). So pretty much everyone's records are "sealed." How ironic for someone tossing around the word "stupid" at other people. Please apologize for spreading falsehoods.

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Posted by Barak Nelson on 01/19/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

Can you imagine if a writer like Brooks had called our first mulatto President (Obama) an asshole just before Inauguration Day?? The liberals would have came unglued and demanded he (the writer) be assassinated. One good thing about this election, it has shown so many liberals for what they really are, and right out in the open for all to see.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 01/19/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

The Russians didn't give us fake news, and they didn't create the dumbed-down puppet electorate that buys into that anti intellectual, anti anything with a 'D' next to it propaganda, but they did use a type of Russian propaganda (fake news) to misinform those easily fooled minds.

Hillary was not the best candidate, but was a highly qualified candidate. This should not be forgotten: the republicans have been campaigning against Hillary since she was in collage. The republicans spent $136 million of public money in the 90s on political war games trying to make the Clintons look bad. All that money and effort to influence hate of the Clintons on a dumbed-down puppet electorate gave us a dumb asshole for a president.

The puppet masters of right wing propaganda, those who created this puppet electorate, Republicans who gained control of their states through gerrymandering and voter suppression created an Electoral Collage favorable towards voting republican (the democratic usefulness of the EC is another issue), all of this is what created a Trump presidency.

Matt K. Lewis
"Too Dumb to Fail"
In 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party.

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Posted by Joe Bear on 01/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “At the Top Hat, beef makes the burger

Ahh the childhood memories...great review, Kate!

Posted by Patty Nordlund on 01/19/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

Dan, I wish you wrote for the Des Moines Register. Your article is spot on. I don't think Trump knew anything about John Lewis being a Freedom Rider or all his other participation and work in the Civil Rights Movement when he responded in his tweet. In fact, I bet he hadn't even heard of John Lewis before Lewis' comments went viral.

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Posted by JanieBigSky on 01/19/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

The hacking language distracts us from the bigger case for charging Trump with illegitimacy (in my opinion) once he actually is president, which is the question of conflicts of interest and the fact that he won't release his tax returns nor divest himself from his business enterprises. This may very well dovetail with the fact of Russian hacking and subsequent leaks. We may find that Trump is uniquely qualified to be blackmailed. But I don't think we need to wait for that to come to light to call him an illegitimate president.

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Posted by Megan McNamer 1 on 01/19/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Obama should close the McKittrick loophole

Public lands and wildlife - even endangered species - are almost always extremely low priorities to the feds. Except when money is involved, or when special interest groups, whose influence usually far exceeds their size or importance scream.

Of course, I'm referring to the hook and bullet gang and the always whining livestock industry.

Spineless government !

Posted by alf on 01/19/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Americans—not Russians—elected Trump. Own it.

And another stupid asshole is Dan Brooks. Can't be any worse than 8 years under Obozo.
And a question for Dan... Why did Obama have ALL of his college and HS school records sealed and hidden by lawyers, so they could never be revealed?? Answer. Even though I assume he was born in Hawaii, he got into those colleges by claiming he was a foreign student (easier to get in at that time and a free ride as a foreigner). And if that had been revealed, the lie would have destroyed his run for president. HMMMMMM

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 01/19/2017 at 1:49 PM

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