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Re: “Wyoming coyote trapper defends graphic photos

I don't understand why these hunters brag about photos of them with dead animals like something to be proud of. These animals are just wandering around doing their own thing why would you want to maim them? Why is hunting considered a sport? Your targets are basically helpless beings which practically makes you a wuss. If you want real sport, why don't you go to Afghanistan or terrorists-filled nations, shoot at the terrorists - you're guaranteed they'll shoot you back! Isn't that the kind of challenge you're looking for?!

Posted by Jan Cavan Boulas on 12/16/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Evil people will do evil things as long as the others do, say,see and hear nothing, they are just as guilty…if not worst!!!

Posted by Rosa Borisova on 12/15/2014 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

I was born in Hot Springs and raised where the offending coyote hung. I've lived around the world, my family still lives there, near Plains. Nothing has changed there. It's still exactly the same but less saw mills. I take my family back there for a few vacations every year. We even bought a summer home there. I recommend that nobody goes there. Just stay away. The people are all animal killers, they wouldn't give you the time of day. The fishing is terrible (and it kills fish), the traffic sucks, there's garbage everywhere, the scenery is terrible, the locals have ruined everything. It's best if you just stay away and remove the thought of visiting nasty Montana from your thoughts.

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Posted by Steer Clear on 12/15/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Translating tragedy

Saltine: I'd say "A Clockwork Orange" was as much a warning as it was a work of fiction (much as Orwell's "1984" was.)
Anyway, once again this discussion is moot; THERE'S NO FREAKING WAY Ellie Hill's ban on self-defense in your own home is going to fly in the state of Montana... although sadly something similar might be established via local ordinance here in Zoo-Town (never did a city have a more apt nickname.)
Oh and... I apologize for the name-calling ("sheeple".) That's typical LIBERAL behavior... along with sticking your fingers in your ears and singing "LALALALALA" whenever you're confronted with logic and common sense.

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Posted by Chumley on 12/15/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Translating tragedy

Chumley: "A Clockwork Orange" is a work of fiction, as is your argument. Also, using the word "sheeple" automatically disqualifies you from being taken seriously.

A man shot an unarmed teenager in his garage. Dede made a mistake and so did Kaarma. Dede paid with his life; it's time for Kaarma to face the consequences, based on the evidence and not "what if" scenarios.

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Posted by saltine on 12/15/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Translating tragedy

Just a question here.
I see a lot of sheeple here bleating for repeal of the "Castle Doctrine" law. Do you think that if you encounter a burglar in your home and he, say, pulls a knife... that you should take whatever "retreat" option you have (including smashing out a window and crawling through broken glass to escape) before shooting the bastard? Or that you should lock yourself in the bathroom (while hoping to hell the intruder doesn't find your wife/daughter?) Do you want emboldened, state-protected criminals invading occupied homes (and beating/robbing the occupants) on a frequent basis, like they do in England? Sounds like a bunch of you have watched "A Clockwork Orange" and wished you could live in it for real.
Fortunately, you WON'T get the Castle Doctrine repealed; Missoula (and environs) is a liberal zit on an otherwise beautiful conservative face (the great state of Montana.)
Oh and... call me an idiot if you like! Disapproval from the contemptible (i.e., statist liberals) is almost as good as kudos from the admirable.

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Posted by Chumley on 12/15/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

I always wanted to travel out West to Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming to see the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. Not any more. The behavior, sadistic nature, and cruelty of these people have made the thought of spending a single penny in these states repugnant. I really don't see the difference in these states and what they do to wildlife and Nazi Germany. Same attitudes, same level of uneducated people, same cruelties. Just change the species.

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Posted by Martin Streett on 12/15/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Translating tragedy

you have to have a 100 % unanimous vote near as I know having been on jury duty a few times. I don't see any way that will happen, maybe a hung jury,but I doubt that too as the facts so far point to a robbery gone bad, how visible was this burglar to the shooter, did he have a hand in his pocket, etc. let's see how it all comes out, then the 2 far sides can bitch about how the outcome "should" of been instead of offering a prayer for this young man

Posted by apache on 12/15/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Translating tragedy

The fact that he killed the young man speaks loudly of his intentions. He committed the more serious crime.

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Posted by Tom Cloud on 12/15/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

I'm sure Jesus must be pleased by this sacrilege. "Kill a Coyote for Christ."

Perhaps if the names of the people who own the property were publicized, you could SHAME them into removing this desecration.

Only this week at the University of California at Berkeley, three effigies of black people being hanged were found. Whatever is happening to America, pray?

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Posted by Eric Mills on 12/14/2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Health care

One question that wasn't answered at the public forum is why the University of Montana Foundation will be given $500,000 on the day of closing, if the sale is approved. Not one of the panel members would touch that question...makes you wonder why. Are they hiding something they were hoping the public wouldn't find out about. And how can the same attorney for CMC, who is also legal counsel for the UM Foundation, be involved in this transaction. Just seems like a conflict of interest.

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Posted by Concerned on 12/14/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Ranchers whine and hunters snivel. Nothing has changed. For some strange reason these people think they are more American than the rest of us. This is a culture that hasn't moved into the 21st century. Shame

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Posted by William Huard on 12/14/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Montana is stunningly beautiful but the people there don't give a rip about their wildlife. They get their jollies out of killing and if they can't get a permit/tag, they kill anyway. Poaching is rampant and authorities are either overwhelmed or just don't care. Avoid this place at all costs. Idaho is no better.

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Posted by Wendy Drury on 12/14/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Pero como pueden permitir algo así.
Son unos desalmados los que han hecho esto, no entiendo como alguien puede pensar que un animal muerto es un objeto decorativo, esa persona está muy mal de la cabeza.

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Posted by Diana Osorio Hurtado on 12/14/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Pero como pueden permitir algo así.
Son unos desalmados los que han hecho esto, no entiendo como alguien puede pensar que un animal muerto es un objeto decorativo, esa persona está muy mal de la cabeza.

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Posted by Diana Osorio Hurtado on 12/14/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Translating tragedy

I'm blown away from how stupid some of these comments are. I thought normal people read this publication, not hooting troglodytes, tossing comments around like their equally coherent lumps of poo.

"BAITING", a person into your garage so you can murder them is nothing but using the veil of a misguided law to commit the worst crime imaginable. This isn't a case of defending the castle, not when you leave the draw bridge down, hoping for someone to wander in.

Some of the comments here... Oh, poor baby being burglarized makes you feel bad? How about having your son murdered?

Know what? I went garage shopping for beer when I was a teenager. I'm a worthwhile human being, and I've done a lot of good with my life, even if I did stupid shit as a teenager. Also, one time I woke up to a stranger crashing around in my kitchen. Just a piss-drunk guy. Did I murder him? No. Could I have? Yes. Castle doctrine is a joke of a law written by insecure douche bags with tiny wieners they use guns to compensate for their insecurities. just like some of the commenters here.

When standing in his garage, with a loaded twelve-guage pointed at a skinny teenager, nothing in his hands, Markus Kaarma was not in danger, and he knew it. Instead of calling the police, as he should have done, he chose to fire his weapon, not once, but four times into this poor child, assuring not only that his beer fridge was safe, but that kid was a corpse. He's a menace, and a psychopath who baited someone into his home so he could experience the thrill of murdering someone.

Petty larceny is not a crime that justifies murder.

Markus Kaarma is a murderer of children, his girlfriend was an accessory to his crimes, and both of them deserve nothing less than to spend the rest of their lives in prison. I for one, do not feel safe with people like Markus Kaarma living in my community.

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Posted by Zachary B. on 12/14/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

Ignorant animal right nut jobs. Facts are that all of the so called psychopath killers where registered Democrats and not hunters. Silly whack jobs...

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Posted by JB Brown on 12/14/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Translating tragedy

Anyone think it's funny that her last name is Assmann? Remember, a man was killed.

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Posted by Timmy No on 12/14/2014 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Hung and Christmas-decorated coyote stirs outrage

You can not judge a whole state by some cruel stupid people. I will bet that there a some cruel stupid people in all the states of the people who have posted here. But it doesn't mean those states are all cruel and stupid. I am appalled that someone killed this animal and then tried to make it decoration it is cruel plain and simple. I am proud to be from Montana but not proud that we have some stupid cruel people.

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Posted by JoAnn Collins on 12/13/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Translating tragedy

This is a good article. Too bad the Missoulian doesn't measure up in its reporting.

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Posted by M James on 12/13/2014 at 8:47 AM

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