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Re: “Wildlife

Totally disgusting . . . first we shoot them, then we trap them, then we snare them and now this. We are becoming evermore uncivilized heathens. De-evolving. I am embarrassed to be an American. I really am.

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Posted by Katherine List on 01/30/2015 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Shallow waters

For readers who want another opinion:…

Posted by Chérie Newman on 01/30/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Poor form

how dare you all - calling wel-fare moms liars yes some are but some WORK THEIR ASSES OFF to get very little help --- OMG I would love to meet you in person who wrote this get your facts straight before you talk crap about the system live it first dummy....go apply your self it is not so easy - you can only receive cash assistance TANF for a period of time and once in your life time depending upon the situation .....and I ask HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN POOR????? or have to go to a food bank once and a while to get food ???? its not all about politics and money --- so offended wow cant believe such lies could be printed ..but thats the government for you ...a few stricter rules and it would be better --

Posted by upset mom on 01/30/2015 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Poor form

It's hard to determine which is lower than whale feces on the bottom of the ocean, this fetid rag or the bigoted a nd obviously ignorant Dan Brooks. Probably both.

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Posted by dr art Wittich on 01/30/2015 at 6:18 AM

Re: “MovieMaker magazine suggests all the moviemakers move to Missoula

And, just a short drive to the north is Polson and the FLIC festival.

Posted by dougupdegrave on 01/29/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Shallow waters

I just finished reading BLACK RIVER and I disagree. This book has much more to offer than your review suggests.

Many people find it difficult to speak about how they feel, especially when their emotions are intense. Having known some of those people, one man in particular, I thought Wesley's character was an accurate portrayal of the way someone like him would respond to the situations and people he encountered. Wesley grew up in a small town where most of the fathers worked at the prison and most of their sons grew up to do the same. He was not a complicated man. He lived for two things: his family and his music. This is not a character who would have an "engaging" inner life.

I was impressed by the subtle ways Hulse wrote small moments into the story. Such as Wesley's comment after his wife asked him if it was hard for him to shoot an injured deer. All he said was, "It was the right thing." Those five words opened a door in my mind that allowed so much about his character to fall into place. And I thought the moment was perfectly timed, as many moments were in this novel.

Since I have been a musician all my life, I understand what it would mean to man like Wesley to lose that voice by losing most of his ability to use his hands. Music was the one graceful way he had to express himself gracefully in the world. Now he has frustration and chronic pain. And it's not likely he only experiences those only once in a while. You say, "ad nauseum." I say how many times do you suppose he would think about the torturous, violent destruction of his hands? Probably every time he felt pain -- which was nearly every moment of every day and night -- or when he could not to do something as simple as pull the ring top off a can of orange juice for his dying wife. And then there was the moment when he couldn't grant her dying wish. To me, that is not "ad nuseum." That is bringing a fictional character to life by giving him realistic thoughts and feelings.

As you suggested, there could have been more of Dennis in the story. But, quite obviously, in BLACK RIVER, that story is not over. Maybe he will have the starring role in S. M. Hulse's next book, which I look forward to reading.

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Posted by Chérie Newman on 01/29/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Poor form

You want to combat welfare fraud and over spending?? The Reservations in MT would be a good place to start. For example.... the 2012 budget for the CSKT tribe (Flathead Rez) was $218 million dollars for about 5200 CSKT Tribal members who still LIVE ON the Rez. This comes out to $42,000 per person or $210,000 for a family of five. Meanwhile, the Missoula County budget is $126 million. This is for a population of 110,000 people. About $1145 per resident.

$42,000 per person on the Rez vs $1145 per person in Missoula Co. About 80% of that $218 million was funneled to the tribe via 29 federal agencies. With that much money every year each tribal family could be living in a $500,000 home. Where does those hundreds of milions each year go??? Good question. The fraud and abuse of taxpayer money on the reservations is unbelievable, and is anyone doing anything about it?? NO..If this doesn't make you angry, I guess nothing will.

Can you imagine if Missoula Co. got $42,000 per resident for JUST one year??? Some thing is way out of whack here. This figures can be confirmed by going on the web and searching for CSKT Tribal budget 2102 or going to the CSKT website, and the Missoula Co. website.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 01/29/2015 at 2:41 PM

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Posted by Chris Justice on 01/29/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Wildlife

There is no difference between this and sex slaves!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 01/29/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Seeking council

The last time the City tried to condemn MT Water, Mountain employee Doug Harrison joined the City Council, also from Ward 4. (He ended up serving for 12 years.)

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Posted by Jim McGrath on 01/29/2015 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Wildlife

Sick that animals are still being harvested, I mean killed, for their fur. It's one thing if you live in the middle of nowhere and need to kill to eat and stay warm, but quite the opposite if the fur ends-up being some fashion model's fur coat.

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Posted by Mac on 01/29/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Poor form

Funny how Ellie Hill also comes to mind. Once we really hit rock bottom then people will realize that both anointed parties suck. Two sides of the same coin. Flip it all you want...the value never changes.

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Posted by niam on 01/29/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Poor form

Many Republicans just go to Helena to waste time and money while getting their names in the paper. Wittich excels at all three.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 01/29/2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Critical condition

Don't hire this company. They say they need your child's birth certs and marriage certs. That's legal but not safe. Then they say they want a copy of your tax return that illegal. I'm an attorney and have never seen another company ask for Tax returns. Tax returns are confidential. All HR reps agree. Report Consova to the BBB, buy the way they are not members of the BBB.

Posted by jim on 01/29/2015 at 1:03 AM

Re: “Real Iran

Awesome review Mr. Loos, thank you.

I haven't seen "A Separation", but it's on my list. Your analysis of David Nusair is the more pertinent review. He's an idiot. (How's that for a hack review?)

I found your review after looking at "Dr. Strangelove" on Rotten Tomatoes, and saw that David Nusair was the only "critic" out of 70 who gave it a negative review. When I looked at his RT reviews page, I saw that time and time again he voted against the consensus, and that he gave positive reviews to some very questionable films. He definitely has a type, and it seems to lean towards the more "simple" films.

It'd be great on RT if some reviewers would be weighted down, or omitted outright from a film if there was a strong vote against their review. I recall coming across this on "Iron Giant", which in my mind, and most critics, a superlative film, and yet some hack had given it a low review. I figured out that it was a younger reviewer, who didn't really know film reviewing.

Thanks again for the article.


Posted by Tim Phillips on 01/28/2015 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Money talks

It seems to me that the age of the internet has vastly leveled the playing field of speech, so much so that that literally anyone can say anything about any subject they want -- even if they have nothing at all to add or contribute in any way!!! so great!!!

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Posted by Gregg Strandberg on 01/27/2015 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Cost of compromise

These posters are like a broken record. do as I say or don't do it Mentality. Given a chance for compromise between war and peace, these folks choose war everytime. What great role models.

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Posted by Matt Ott on 01/27/2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Why affirmative consent matters

So will there be an affirmative consent form to fill out? Presumably without some documentation, the law means nothing. Perhaps videotaping everything? Look out porn industry. And some jurisdictions would hold that if an individual has been drinking, he / she is incapable of consent anyway. No sex and alcohol? Gonna be REAL interesting to see how any AC law can actually be written without being completely unworkable.

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Posted by Jack Quick on 01/27/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Taking a gamble

It is somewhat ironic that the tribe is going ahead with this expansion of a casino and resort on highway 93 when several years ago when during the rebuild of this highway the tribe was concerned about heritage and cultural issues the rebuild would impact. Not so with a casino/resort?

Posted by erlyirn on 01/27/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Etc.

So everyone just shut up and say nothing or we may offend someone? This is really petty. Since when did the Indians have a claim to that phrase as I have heard it used for different things for many years.

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Posted by erlyirn on 01/27/2015 at 12:09 PM

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