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Re: “Brewing bill gets traction

Ah, more booze - just what our wet state needs. Try to get the safer weed legalized, however, and people look at you like you're crazy. Very strange.

Here are some numbers:

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research figures that alcohol problems cost Montana $500 million a year.

Back in 2005 Montana was spending $11 million on alcohol treatment, $100 million on medical costs for alcohol abuse, and $297 million on lost productivity because of alcohol.

By comparison, it was figured that Montanas meth problem was costing the state around $300 million in 2005.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/09/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “County to get zoning overhaul

I think the biggest mistake this business made was not being a casino or a brewery.

We green-light those things with nary a thought.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/09/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “What's a living wage, really?

Every try asking your Missoula employer for a raise?

Good way to get fired.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/09/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “The University of Montana faces "breathtaking" challenges in attempts to right the ship

Why is enrollment down?

Is anyone asking that question or coming up with answers to it? It'd be a good place to start. You can't get out of a problem until you know how you got in it.

Most of us have known for years now that the major budget problem are the high salaries at the top. It's disgraceful.

Now I read in the Missoulian this week that the U is cancelling the International Food Festival. The Missoulian took that article down shortly after it went up, and I can't help but think that was due to pressures coming from Main Hall.

I guess they're getting desperate up there if they can't even do a food event in the UC.

Again, cut the high salaries - no one, and I mean no one, is coming to UM because of who the administrators are.

Actually, when I think about it, I can't think of a single thing those fancy-pants, high-salaried administrators do.

Anyone else?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/09/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Reno Casino and Cafe

just had chicken there,more like a pigion and over cooked

Posted by Cecelia Langowski on 03/08/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “How dumb does Steve Daines think Montanans are?

"Montanans can do a better job than D.C. bureaucrats who've never driven a pick-up and have a hard time finding Montana on a map,"

Of Daines' tweet -- pop country is the most simplistic crap...speaking of simplistic, have you ever been emailed any of Daines' Q and As? Simplistic to the point of being an insult to one's intelligence and impossible to answer with any intelligence. The questions are designed to be answered by only one side of the political spectrum who buy into the issues of the moment as created by the puppetmeisters of right wing propaganda.

Daines does not represent Montana, never has and never will, and never will be anything more than a national GOP puppet. It takes a lot more than what Daines is to represent Montana. Tester is a good example of someone who works for the people of Montana.

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Posted by Joe Bear on 03/08/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

My apologies. I was unnecessarily rude.

Posted by Brian Sanders on 03/07/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

So, you couldn't focus on the music you were reviewing? It was good, "highly polished, tightly produced", but you had other things on your mind and couldn't give it the proper amount of attention? Is that right?

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 03/07/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “To catch a predator

My_world_by_jason on Instagram

He's back in Missoula and on a bunch of dating sites. :(

Posted by Recent on 03/07/2017 at 3:56 AM

Re: “Former intelligence officer calls on Tester and Daines to investigate Russian election interference

Who's worried about communism anymore? I'm worried about a fascist president. Strandburg is on top of national politics as usual, pointing out the obvious. Thanks for the breaking news update!

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 03/06/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Former intelligence officer calls on Tester and Daines to investigate Russian election interference

Democrats you are the Communist, you are the Bolsheviks. Why should be worried about Russia, when i have the communist on my door step.

Posted by somedude on 03/06/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “With its first convention in 10 years, Montana's Green Party gets set to take another swing

Good chance I'll be a third-time-also-ran this year when the City Council elections are over. Might be a fourth-time-also-ran come June 2018.

But you know I'll keep trying.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/05/2017 at 10:12 PM

Re: “With its first convention in 10 years, Montana's Green Party gets set to take another swing

Go ahead and pack it up, Green Party. Greg Strandberg thinks you're irrelevant, and nobody knows more about political irrelevance then a two-time also-ran with a sophomoric blog.

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Posted by Violet Hopkins on 03/05/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “The Right to Bare Feet

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Posted by whajr0012 on 03/05/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

All right, Gwen McKenna! What she said (boom-town blues)!

Posted by Patricia Hogan on 03/04/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Vintage bikes to be exhibited as First Friday art show

Wasn't "Bike-centennial", headquartered in Missoula ?

Bike-centennial was a company or non-profit organization that promoted cross country bicycling , beginning, I believe in 1976 - the bi-centennial of the U.S. The designated, recommended, or most-promoted route began in Astoria, Oregon, went through Missoula, over Lost Trail, into the Big Hole, through Dillon, and on east, ending, I believe in either NYC or Washington, D.C.

Posted by alf on 03/04/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Should retirement homes have liquor licenses? The Montana Tavern Association (surprise, surprise) says nay.

Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. -WHO
Falls threaten seniors safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. -NCOA

Serving alcohol would undoubtably lead to an increased risk of falls among our elderly in Montana. Iverson is right, pharmaceuticals would be negatively impacted by alcohol. Older adults metabolize drugs differently. Your comparison with young adults is invalid. Furthermore, who will manage the alcohol and pharmaceuticals? It's hard enough for our nurses, CNAs, and caregivers to keep up with the polypharmacy and care required in our older adults. This would add more complication to the process. The risk is far greater than the benefit in this case.

Posted by Be_aware&care on 03/04/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “How dumb does Steve Daines think Montanans are?

Well done, that was a pleasure to read!

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Posted by Peter Brown on 03/04/2017 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Kalispell

I am a female and i worked for Brent... I wish someone has asked my opinon... it would have never made it to court.

Posted by MTmommy on 03/03/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Do all Republicans want to to suppress the vote, or is it just Party Chairman Jeff Essmann?

If you want progressive change in the US don't vote for the people who support our idiot president because they are of the same party. Republican or Democrat - who cares. Vote for people who don't follow the "Party Line" . Vote for people who vote for the betterment of the American People! At least Democrats are not afraid to hold a town hall!

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Posted by scott smith on 03/03/2017 at 11:59 AM

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