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Re: “Shot down

People are SOOOO STUPID!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 07/14/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “The long view

Thanks for brightening up my day. Attorney General Fox certainly marches to the beat of his own drummer, however off the beat it is.

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Posted by capbob on 07/14/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Postal service

If he attaches the flyer to the letterbox, or any part of the letterbox, yes, it is a criminal offense covered by the USC Statutes previously listed.

If it is on the supporting post, then no, that is not considered part of the letterbox.

The story said that this loon attached the flyer in various locations around and on the letterboxes.

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Posted by RandyF on 07/14/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Shooting the moon

I do not care what a gun owner in Missoula or some gun control advocate says! This will set a president, soon all the anti gunners will be looking to employ the same law and more in every county of Montana. you want to see where this goes look at California. No single gun law is enough, they want more and more until your stripped. Mr Missoua man, Do not think for a one second they wont add your name to an unapproved list, if you own guns your not in favor of the King. your a useful idiot. you weakness does not trump my rights.

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Posted by wheninrome on 07/14/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “The long view

I really don't know how I lived my life up to mid-2016 while this monumental problem was simmering under the surface. Just think, all through the 90s and 2000s we had this bathroom problem and we didn't even know. How did we manage? Thank God we're talking about it now. I can feel the world getting better already.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/14/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “University District

Let's be frank - in Missoula you can do what you want unless it bothers someone else. Whether it's building the house that you want, selling a gun to a family member, or putting up a funky-looking building where an old Italian market used to be, you can do it...but by God, be ready for the consequences.

See, we like to say we love freedom and tolerance, but then when that gets in the way of our preconceived notions and accepted viewpoints it becomes problematic. We lash out, point fingers, and call names. Because gosh darn, don't 'those people' know better?

This is Missoula, for goodness sakes, and we have standards and a history. We have honor to maintain, and legacies to live up to.

So do it our way, and if you don't know what that is, we'll darn-well make sure you do after the fact.

Missoula - stay weird.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/14/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Seniors

Just this past week Gaulker was complaining that her Parks Department had a $150,000 budget shortfall.

Well, give her this $40,000 instead of using it for a study of something that we've passed on since the year 2000. We have a $30 million library this fall and we gave $150 million to schools in November. We did Parks for $42 million in 2014, we're doing a water lawsuit and the jail is bursting at the seams.

No, it's not time for $40,000 studies, it's not time for any studies except those that can be done by our current public employees to figure out how to stop the monstrous level of bleeding coming from City Hall's books.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/14/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Etc.

Can someone please explain to me how this Democratic attempt to block access is any different from Gianforte's attempt to block access?

Or does blocking access not include towing your vehicle while you're enjoying public lands?

Maybe it should.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/14/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Postal service

Thanks for the info, but I feel we need more.

Is the man doing anything illegal? If not, then the government needs to leave him alone.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/14/2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Westside management project moves forward in face of continued criticism

The Bitterroot National Forest has seriously undermined the work and the function of the Bitterroot Restoration Committee. The BRC is supposed to develop proposals for restoration after discussion and reaching consensus. The BRC initiated a Westside proposal that was about a third the size of the final BNF project. The BNF claimed BRC support for the much larger project prior to the BRC being able to finalize their proposal, let alone reach consensus on the unfinished proposal. This subterfuge and abuse of process shows what "collaboration" means to the USFS. It is simply a charade of "finding common ground amongst traditional adversaries". The USFS either finds a group that will agree with whatever the FS wants to do, or hijack the process to do what they want to do.
The BNF has squandered any trust they might have had with local landowners and they have made moot the work done by the BRC, reducing it to a rubber stamp at best for the BNF agenda. And, since when is roadbuilding and a new bridge considered "restoration"? Calling this project "Collaborative" and "Restoration" is sheer deception and makes meaningful public discussion impossible.

Posted by Larry Campbell on 07/14/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Postal service

18 USC 1702, 1705, 1708, and 1725. As far as I know, the USC, United States Code, is the Law, not a guideline.

He is correct in that the supporting post should not cause an issue but, anything on the box itself would be subject to 47ยข postage due.

Why waste the time and money tilting at windmills, just tape these things to a residents door, or would that involve actually stepping out of a vehicle and walking a few steps.

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Posted by RandyF on 07/14/2016 at 5:19 AM

Re: “A farmers-market-killing hipster strikes back

Folks be tripping over our use of "hipster" as shorthand for "people who don't buy produce at the market." That's all the people who want to talk about it want to talk about.

Few of them, including The Independent, appear to give a fuck about the farmers who started this thing and are now having a harder time making money.


The Missoulian

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Posted by Organ Donor on 07/13/2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Smells like town spirit

We Indians laugh at 'native' and 'longtime' Missoulians and their lily-white statements like:

"You have to try to see it from the eyes of those who knew this place before you came to know it. Because what you came to know, or think you know, is much different from what we knew and loved."

"the best of Missoula was gone before you got here"

"I guard my secrets very carefully anymore and will not participate in things like the "Best of Missoula", or share my favorite places to recreate, what little is left of them"

Posted by Shane on 07/13/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Best University of Montana Professor

We're proud of you, Samir! Thanks for all you do!

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Posted by Michael Hart on 07/12/2016 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Smells like town spirit

When considering whether Montana is full or not one needs to consider what our quality of life and affordability of life was when Montana had a population of less than 900,000 people, and how we knew and how we were connected to this place. You can't compare this place to any other place, most certainly not New York City.

Now that our population is officially over one million, it takes basically three local incomes to buy local real estate. It is not marketed for or to the locals.
And most all of my favorite places to recreate are now not worth going back to anymore. Traffic? We didn't use to have traffic, just a short time ago.

When considering whether Montana is full or not one needs to also consider tourist visitation: around 4 million for Yellowstone NP and 2.36 million for Glacier NP in 2015.

And we should not forget the constant flow of part-time and transient residents who are not counted in census counts, as well as the constant flow of visitors from Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado -- year round. And then there is this crazy amount of year round travelers from everywhere else as well. We use to have a winter that prohibited this kind of travel insulating us from the crazy growth we are now experiencing.

For some who can look back more than thirty years, and for others who can look back for generations who can see the rapid change this place is now inflicted with, the kind of change that excludes us, is Montana full yet?

You have to try to see it from the eyes of those who knew this place before you came to know it. Because what you came to know, or think you know, is much different from what we knew and loved.

And then there is the issue of seven billion people on this planet and growing....anybody else remember when the milestone of six billion people was going to be an environmental disaster?

Posted by Joe Bear on 07/12/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Rehberg: I'm opening a Popeyes in Missoula

With the way things are going at the new Popeye's in Missoula, they may not be open for long. Orders screwed and only so-so food. I'm driving to KFC in Hamilton (Missoula store is nasty-dirty).

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Posted by Chrissy on 07/11/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Under a new roof

With the city having to pay for the water district, weather or not Missoula buys the water district, Missoula will have to pay for the lawyers, win or loose, what a way to redirect monies to pay for something that the monies are being redirecting for something else. What a hidden agenda???

Posted by Joe on 07/11/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Smells like town spirit

Oh, and would be nice to have a falafel cart downtown, but then I would have to stand in line behind a bunch of loud people I have never seen before and most likely will never see again -- the reason I guard my secrets very carefully anymore and will not participate in things like the "Best of Missoula", or share my favorite places to recreate, what little is left of them.

For that reason and a the fact that Mayor McGentrification expects us to pay for the increased costs of his growth and development of this town, I find it better to do my own cooking, I do like my cooking. I had a Jordanian housemate for a time thirty something years ago, he taught me a thing or two about falafel. I tweaked it a bit and made it my own over the years.

Find a good falafel mix you like, add some curry powder, garlic, sesame seeds, extra virgin olive oil. I like to make them into patties, baste in olive oil and broil them on each side until golden, rather than deep fry them. Add fresh leafy veggies, parsley, tomatoes, olives, feta, hummus w/cayenne....have fun!

....Hopefully, the next time I need a falafel fix, there will be some left for me to buy....

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Posted by Joe Bear on 07/11/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Smells like town spirit

Sorry, but I stopped paying any attention to the "Best of Missoula" thingy back when a bunch of clueless newbies voted the new Albertsons (1998/2000ish) down on south Higgins as "Best of Missoula". Clueless, because isn't it suppose to be about uniquely Missoulian and not chain stores?

Sorry you never got a chance to get Missoula, the best of Missoula was gone before you got here.

If you were old enough, and been around here long enough, you'd know and understand what we are mourning about.

The growth, change, and gentrification is accelerating now, if you hang around long enough, in this transient community, you'll have chance to feel your own sense of loss.

Dan, many Missoulains are very well traveled. I do have an intimate knowledge of this continent, even been to the Island a few times. I have seen many cool little places be consumed by trendy growth and development, but none in the way that Missoula has; and none as unique and special as Missoula. It is a loss.

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Posted by Joe Bear on 07/11/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “A farmers-market-killing hipster strikes back

Thanks for the well worded and fun to read rebuttal! I got a hipster community garden plot this year with my hipster girlfriend, and we got almost all our hipster veggie starts from the farmers market. I also enjoy the variety of gluten free (yep, I'm THAT kind of hipster) baked goods, which I eat AT HOME (mostly so I can quietly stuff 6 Tandem Doughnuts in my mouth at once, sans the dry disapproving stares of the kale only crowd, but also because lingering takes up space). My biggest problem with the farmers market is that people congregate to chat in the middle of the paths that are the main way through the market. It is, in fact, possible to move to the side of the path or, ermahgerd, the amazing expanse of grass right by the river, just a few steps behind the southern line of stalls; it's not hard, people--I have a broken ankle and if I can do it, so can you, Missoula!

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Posted by Bry Froehlich on 07/10/2016 at 9:30 AM

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