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Re: “Starving students

Ironic an article about getting handouts in magazine called the Missoula "INDEPENDENT". Get off your high horse and toughen are not starving nor have ever starved. fact is we do not want to pay for your food nor anyone else thru direct or indirect taxation. some how in my very limited time between working and raising my OWN food. I could find a better option than some entitled brat who should have spent the last few years in front of her father rather than the Marxist education system.....

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Posted by some dude on 02/08/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Business

Love this idea, company, and will be contacting soon. Kaye L. Wolverton Alliance conservators of earth & capital

Posted by kaye on 02/08/2015 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Wyoming coyote trapper defends graphic photos

Coyotes aren't moving into our habitats and out of theirs because we're encroaching on their natural range. They're multiplying at rates that allow for natural movement over larger ranges. Within the last 3 years I now must deal with them coming into my yard and that quite frankly, will not be tolerated. Most states allow for continuous hunting 24/7, and I'm behind this legal harvesting 100%. I continue to partake in this activity as I have most of my life. You have the right to debate me, but if I want your opinion on this subject, then I will give it to you. I would suggest you simply stay away from this site.

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Posted by Paul Durako on 02/07/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Freedom Fighter

I know Ryan personally and he is very pushy and in his eyes if you disagree with him your in the wrong he wanted impressionable young guys to build explosives occupy helana with 308 fals and body armor and tell me he is in the right when I backed out he called me a traitor ihave a wife and kids and his advice was to leave them to fight? Ryan couldn't back up his war experiences except with anger that we questioned him or questioned his beliefs I will not be his sheep as he wants

Posted by Deer lodge fodder on 02/06/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Land lapse

Great angle on this story.

The Montana Legacy purchase of 2008-10 and this latest purchase in the Blackfoot (about 427,000 acres combined) were both welcomed by Montanans without controversy because, as Mary Hollow explains, we actually want more public land not less. Why? Because more public land means more opportunity to camp, fish, and hike as well as fewer subdivisions in the wildland urban interface.

These purchases were the result of years of public dialogue in the Blackfoot, Clearwater, and Swan River Valleys, and the remarkable result of this dialogue is more public land, which means more opportunity for all Americans to hunt, ride, and get away from it all. Yet, these purchases would be undone if it was up to Fielder and her colleagues at the American Lands Council, a Utah-based, right-wing think tank.

And it's important to note a key word above: Americans. These lands that have been acquired for public enjoyment are owned by all Americans equally. I wonder why this notion of American lands - a patriotic notion championed by Republican President Theodore Roosevelt - makes Fielder and her local Republican colleagues so uncomfortable? I also wonder why she and the Montana GOP continue to persist in this idea when the popular trend is toward expanding the public trust of American lands - not decreasing it through transfer-and-sale schemes?

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Posted by gfurshong on 02/06/2015 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Breweries

If you don't support taverns operating breweries and the playing field for breweries becoming unequal, you may consider contacting members of the House Business & Labor Committee. They will supposedly take executive action on the bills Monday morning. You can find contact information @

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Posted by Dennis Himmelberger on 02/06/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Can't do it alone

Susan killed my grand-baby years ago, when she was temporarily under a restraining order not to preform abortions, due to the fact that she was not a licensed physician. My daughter is 40 years old now and has never been able to have another child. The thought that she had her baby aborted haunts her every day of her life. God hated and punished the nations that sacrificed thier children to idols. The fact that so many people feel sorry for her, is a sad reminder of how our nation has fallen. My daughter does not feel badly about her baby because any of our family has judged her. We love her, and have done our best to support her. The final note on Susan Cahill, is that my daughter was allowed to drive herself home after the procedure. A dentist, wouldn't have allowed such a thing, after dental work. Going through an abortion must be a little more tramatic than dental work!

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Posted by Sandra Dupuy on 02/06/2015 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Charming the snake

Affordable housing is a lofty goal set by a city government that never saw a tax it didn't like. Free bus rides never ending Special Tax Districts, stadium buy out, over budget pools, almost $2m and rising for water company and on and on. It all comes from the property owner and if you rent up and up it goes.

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Posted by erlyirn on 02/06/2015 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Charming the snake

beautiful and sophisticated writing -- elevating the whole conversation.

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Posted by karen slobod on 02/05/2015 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Land lapse

Even back in 1950 there were only 838 sawmill laborers, according to the U.S. Census report for that year. Don't think that was the War - in 1940 there were just 914.

Let's look at another one. In 1950 there were 865 lumbermen, raftsmen and wood choppers. In 1940 there were 712.

Still, in the State of Montana there were just 764 total government workers in that's grown a lot.

Mining has gone down each year, however. Oil has gone up a lot, but not compared to other industries like tourism, healthcare and transportation.

It's all in the reports.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/05/2015 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Land lapse

Greg it is quite simple to run government that is out of debt. First start with labor that is already on the government teet. Clean up the forest lands of underbrush and dead wood with welfare and prison labor. Tax revenues can be generated when people have jobs. Do you remember what jobs were Greg? Not useless government workers, but actual productive workers with marketable skills. People who pay taxes not people who live off of our taxes.

These are the people who made Montana the great state that I grew up in. Loggers, sawmill workers, miners, truckers, equipment operators, farmers, oil field workers, and the supporting businesses that kept small town Montanan's alive. You are just a young kid who has never known what real freedom is. You are probably a government parasite and part of the problem. Do you not ever think for yourself Greg? Government is never the solution it is only an ongoing problem.

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 02/05/2015 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Charming the snake

Dan my friend I am with you on this one. The issue of drunks sleeping in the street is as old as America. It will never change, legislators can pass what ever law that will allow them to sleep at night. But the problem will remain.

The tall boy law is as stupid as the New York Ban on large soft drinks. People are not big fat slobs because of soda pop. They are big fat slobs because they eat garbage and sit on their ever widening asses. When 2 fat asses are walking down the sidewalk we have to step way around them. If there is a drunk sleeping on the sidewalk just step around him as well. He is there because he is probably an alcoholic on a mission to self destruct.

I am glad that you only have six bad habits. The alcohol abuse issue for you could be lessened if you stopped drinking before the molestation and vomiting stages. You could just buy a few pints of liquor and slip them into the jacket pockets of the sleeping drunks. In the morning both you and the drunks will feel better.

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 02/05/2015 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Dear movie

I will never see this movie on purpose, but I will read many other reviews by this author.
Eric from Michigan.

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Posted by Eric MIchael on 02/05/2015 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Starving students

Your arguments lack merit, Mr. Logic. As you can see from this article I wrote several months ago, college costs have gone up more than any kind of job can meet. I think it's clear the days of working your way through college without debt are long gone...unless you're going half time or less.

40 million people have $1.2 trillion in student loan debt in this country. That's mainly because the Baby Boomer generation that got college for free (or close to it) decided their kids didn't deserve that. We see this in Montana tuition costs that are 500% higher since 1985.

How do you justify that increase?…

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/05/2015 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Starving students

Let me see if I understand this correctly. You have sold yourself into slavery with the student loan program. As well you are paying a ton of money to a useless university for a useless education. By the way, while you are eating from my tax dollar and licking the tin foil clean, have you asked yourself just how much does that college pay it's football coaches, faculty, administrators?

You are able to work but would rather eat off the food stamp program. Should have listened to your father! Worked hard, saved your money and got your education by the sweat of your labors. Enjoy your servitude to your master, student loans are for life! You will never have a life as long as this government is on your back. Your father is right and you have acted foolishly! Never too late to tell the old man he is right. I am sure he did not raise you to become an indentured servant!

nuff said

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 02/05/2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Land lapse

The state is trying to cut how much money it brings in. $70 million in 2017 will be gone, another $142 million in 2018.

How is the state going to pay for these added costs, Mr. Logic?…

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/05/2015 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Land lapse

Any time a state can take control away from this corrupt federal government it is a win for the people of that state. The BLM has mismanaged land in the west for far too long. Your argument about the cost of firefighting is flawed. Just handle wildfires the same way the feds do. That is do nothing and let the forest burn down. Washington is too far away to manage lands in Montana. The US Forest Service and the BLM are bloated government agencies and nothing more! The state should own all of the land within their borders and manage them as they see fit.

Much of the land could be opened to homesteads. Sales from timber and mining could bring in much revenue as well as create jobs. Oh yes I almost forgot an important issue here. I do believe the feds have already given away control of Montana public and private lands over to the United Nations.

READ ABOUT AGENDA 21--- Study it carefully!

Nuff Said

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 02/05/2015 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Starving students

When we were pushing to get the UC Market to accept food stamps, they were concerned that maybe I was the only student on food stamps, or that it wasn't going to be worth the effort they would need to make to apply. I knew of other students, and so did many of my professors, but very few wanted to come forward and publicly admit they use food stamps. I really appreciate you coming forward with this story. And by the way , the UC Market now accepts SNAP!

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Posted by Debby Florence on 02/05/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Taking a gamble

The Tribal Council needs to listen to the people they got elected to serve and not act like they can do whatever they want...There are far better ways of investing that money than with expanding a casino that has nothing to do with out culture or our languages or our elders or our youth and so on...Already the casinos are poorly run and don't offer much in the way of appeal...The casinos are breeding grounds for corruption. People arguing about their spouses of friends overspending and so on..People do overspend and waste valuable time there that could be spent on doing family things...Some get hopelessly addicted to gambling and are there everyday...not to mention that alcohol is served round the clock making it a dangerous place for people coming home from Missoula as there could be a drunk driver pulling out of the entrances which are obscure...When addicted there is really nowhere to turn to get help...I hope the CS&K Tribal Council can brainstorm and find some healthy ways of investing money instead of wasting it on a risky business...Were there is a will there is away and there are many ways to invest money besides in something that destroys lives...

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Posted by Diana Cote on 02/05/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Charming the snake

I don't think the city should restrict everyone's rights to purchase a product because a small portion of the population misuses alcohol. It inconveniences responsible shoppers and forces business out of the downtown area. Plus, asking people to get in a car and drive when before could have just walked to the store is clearly not a good idea if they have already been drinking.

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Posted by Alyssa on 02/05/2015 at 3:22 PM

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