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Re: “Faking Left

Beth - you have no clue about the causes of climate change. Carbon dioxide isn't the culprit, as the science proves that CO2 does not drive climate change - other factors, such as the precession of the equinoxes, have more effect than CO2. In fact, increases in CO2 typically occur AFTER the temperature has already begun to rise. If CO2 was the cause, then CO2 would have to begin to increase BEFORE the temperature began to increase. For a comprehensive review, see the link below.

http://www.dandebat.dk/eng-klima5.htm

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Posted by Pachistima on 12/06/2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Achieve Teddy's vision

to put "Teddy " in your anti trapping rag is an obvious lesson you should no by now, you and your like Know nothing about trapping and especially T.R. I suggest you do some reading on him , several books he wrote and a few from others might bring a hint of enlightenment to an other wise dull and dark thought process you seem to have

Posted by Tom Kloote on 11/11/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “You listening, Barack?

I think I read about this mine a year ago and it is to be placed on land that is sacred to the native people for different tribes living over there and it is located near the rim, I don't think the ground is tribal. Good luck with Obama he has known about it and has done nothing that I have heard of

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Posted by Tom Kloote on 11/11/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Respectful correction

I find it odd how much people care about what Dan Brooks has to say.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 11/03/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Misinformed writers

Part of I-177 that should concern us all even if we don't trap. Section 8. Section 87-1-506, MCA, is amended to read:
"87-1-506. Enforcement powers of wardens. (1) A warden may:
(a) serve a subpoena issued by a court for the trial of a violator of the fish and game laws;
(b) search, without a warrant, any tent not used as a residence, any boat, vehicle, box, locker, basket, creel, crate, game bag, or package, or their contents upon probable cause to believe that any fish and game law or department rule for the protection, conservation, or propagation of game, fish, birds, or fur-bearing animals has been violated;

Posted by niam on 10/20/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Don't be fooled

Here's the part that bothers me: Section 8. Section 87-1-506, MCA, is amended to read:
"87-1-506. Enforcement powers of wardens. (1) A warden may:
(a) serve a subpoena issued by a court for the trial of a violator of the fish and game laws;
(b) search, without a warrant, any tent not used as a residence, any boat, vehicle, box, locker, basket, creel, crate, game bag, or package, or their contents upon probable cause to believe that any fish and game law or department rule for the protection, conservation, or propagation of game, fish, birds, or fur-bearing animals has been violated;

Posted by niam on 10/20/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Yes on I-177

It is obvious this person knows nothing about trapping , ecology, some of the greatest wildlife studies, and a lot more than I can name here. The repercussions of a trapping ban will eliminate the sage grouse for one for ever in MT.. It would cause government trapping, poison (coyote getters if you have ever heard of them), countless dollars spent by a strapped state and all for what??? Some misinformed anti trapping folks who are not willing to look at the facts , the dollars brought in for game management, they are just as blind, ignorant, folks that want this state turned upside down. If this passes our state will slowly be sterilized just like a lot of other states. Why don't they get involved with the Trapping community, get some laws in that they think are needed, increase set backs if that is an issue, and name places you think should be off limits to trappers and I am sure they will follow your suggestions. I check my traps every day, most trappers are so far removed from where any town folk would venture it is ridiculous to think they would even be near a trap line. Vote no and keep Montana's wildlife in the hands of the professionals, not some misinformed anti folks who could care less about our wildlife here in MT..

Posted by Trad man on 10/14/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “An amazing treasure

Oh Yes! Please support gentrification by bond issue. If the locals can not afford it, they should live communally in tent cities their friend's or parent's backyard, or down by the river. A tent city was tried on the courthouse lawn, didn't workout....or better yet, just find a cheaper place to live, Arkansas maybe.

I would be all in for a new library if it wasn't for:

The 'recent' $42 million "Parks and Trails" bond deception.
The 'recent' over zealous and over bloated $158 million schools bonds.
City and county taxes 'recently' run amok.
Greedy real estate speculators.
Greedy landlords.
The rich and trendy yuppies.
Gentrification.
--Anywhere USA is the coolest place to be so long as it is trendy and expensive.
Commodity speculation in energy supplies.
Commodity speculation in foodstuffs.
--prices are on the rise again.
Stagnate and shrinking wages.
-- Zooville is not known for good wages....we're all here to eat the scenery anyway, right?
And than there are those of us who are retired and or on fixed incomes.

A new library would be nice, but what good would it be if we can no longer afford to live in our hometown anymore?

Posted by McFrankenZoola on 10/13/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “No on I-177

Mike, you may be a good trapper but clearly you're a lousy chicken farmer. It's not that difficult to fence out a fox... you don't even have to kill it.

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Posted by Shianne on 10/08/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Writing on the wall

Are you going to be walking or filling up your car with that nasty fossil fuel and drive over?

Posted by erlyirn on 10/08/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “My trails too

I'm not impressed!

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/29/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Shush up already

It doesn't seem to matter where you are, the new people are exceptionally loud nowadays. They seem to like to form long lines and wait for things while they are being loud as well....I don't get it?

Posted by Joe Bear on 09/25/2016 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Not very sporting

Not only setting it and baiting it...but walking away from it. Who, other than a trapper, walks away from a loaded weapon and leaves it unattended for 24 or 48 hours...or longer?

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Posted by Pronghorn on 09/22/2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “A place to walk

Montana, you have multi use trail users and you are the last state to create workability with all the user groups on your trail system. I have now lived in Utah, Idaho, and Montana, with Montana being the least able to adapt to the trail use issues, which if you do not come up with solutions for ALL, it is going to leave your great state in the dark ages, and you think that is smart it is not.
I am a trail runner first in my heart, mountain biker 2nd and horse lover, I cannot afford a horse but I go to Farms and help horse owners. The single track mountain trails are here to be enjoyed by all three. Certain trails will work better for different groups, based on steepness and switch backs and trailheads and this needs to be assessed. When I lived in Missoula, Woods Gulch was one of the only routes safe to exit an area safely and in time if I was caught in that area in bad weather, lack of fuel or technical issues. The trail needs work, it is eroded but can accommodate hikers and bikers, mostly.

When I lived in Salt Lake City we had even numbered days for bikers, odd numbered days for dogs and hikers, this allowed multiple user groups to use trails in populated areas. The Rattlesnake is close to a populated area. Also the TNR mountain bike groups in Missoula, mostly made of of men can help curb the younger downhill mountain bike crew who is really the age demographic that is blowing it and speeding on trails. It is a gender and age and technical ability issue, not a biker vs hiker issue. I left Montana, partly because the trail system is not a priority or seen as the rescources it truely is. Trails are a passion for me, I have been on them in Colorado, Utah, Oregon and Idaho, I truely hope Montana figures out in time that is a need of a trails system over haul for ALL.
Sincerely, Jennifer Kuhlmann , Now in Sun Valley, Idaho enjoying single track trails.

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Posted by Jennifer Russell Kuhlmann on 09/18/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Shared nature

"open space protection takes time. Until Missoula sees trail growth to match its population"

Can "loved to death" be fixed?

Can the carrying capacity of this valley and region handle the pace of growth we are experiencing now?

If you've been around longer than twenty years, and you are not a landlord or a real estate speculator, Missoula is fucked!

7.5 billion people on this planet and growing....and Missoula is the trendy place to be....

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/17/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Twisted

It's been my experience in this town that real estate speculators have no soul.

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/16/2016 at 9:39 PM

Re: “A place to walk

people, dogs and horses have been ran into by over zealous idiots on bikes in the Rattlesnake are for over 20 years. Many of our horse people quit years ago, wonder no one ever got killed. The new breed of "mountain bike" folks are making their own trails in the wilderness which if this continues Montana should go to the Federal folks and make the Rattlesnake a NON wilderness area, there are several more fitting and less abused areas in the state that are more severally paroled to keep these idiots OUT. It is sad, they sterilized their home areas in Colorado, California, Utah, AZ, and New Mexico, not much left for them to destroy but our once tranquil Montana wilderness country!

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Posted by Tradman on 09/14/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “No responsibility

I didn't see one single truth in this letter! Is this the way people try and get ridiculous laws passed in Montana by out and out lies, statistical baloney? Some folks just simple have no knowledge, or in most cases, simply don't care of the impact a senseless law like this would do to sterilize Montana, bring other laws up for grabs to eliminate our very rights as hunters and fishermen and women, and ban family's an outdoor traditions, vote against this ridiculous law

Posted by Tradman on 09/09/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Turn it down

I could hear it down at Eastgate Shopping Center!

I thought, I'm missing the fest! But in years past, it was usually a disappointment.
Too many people, too many I've never seen before and will never see again. Few, if any recognizable faces. And the music is far too load to find any enjoyment in it.
Why go to the fest when you can sit down on Jacob's Island and hear the music there?

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/01/2016 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Shots fired

Helen should verify her "facts" (excerpt):
"In other words, Kennesaw residents were required to own guns ... save for those Kennesaw residents who couldn't afford guns, couldn't use guns, couldn't legally own guns, or simply didn't want to have guns. Essentially, Kennesaw residents were never actually required to own guns, making most assertions about mandatory gun ownership and crime rates in that town highly problematic."

http://www.snopes.com/kennesaw-gun-law/

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Posted by Pronghorn on 08/21/2016 at 5:01 PM

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