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Re: “A six-mill levy supporting Montana universities has always passed before. That doesn't mean it's a shoo-in

Let's face it - going to a four-year school like UM no longer makes sense for the majority of today's high school graduates.


The cost.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 06/22/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “With Homeword's tiny homes, the Bakken's loss could be low-income Missoula's gain

Way too much money for what's little more than a walk-in-closet.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 06/22/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “What are 'blockchain security services,' and why is the state pouring $416,000 into a warehouse in Bonner?

I'm a troglodite and this article made me dizzy. I protest!

Posted by smedley on 06/22/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Robbie, your assessments vs solutions is fairly good. Not doable but based upon the premise that in reasonable societies might shouldn't make right. History dosent agree. It's a sad fact that reasonable people who voluntarily surrender their means of effective resistance end up enslaved by ruthless dictators who make life a living hell until they are forceably removed from power. Way too many examples!
I submit that the seething unrest we are witnessing today is about as good as it's going to get. Plenty of outraged idealists balanced by a heavily armed populace that is dead serious about staying that way. A government that is feared by it's subjects is a dictatoship. A government that fears it's subjects is a democracy.

Posted by smedley on 06/22/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “A washed-out road sharpens concerns about a Bitterroot timber project

This article and the photo shows what that road maintenance backlog looks like on-the-ground following a somewhat modest rain storm.

Keep in mind that as of 2004, the U.S. Forest Service had a $10 BILLION road maintenance backlog across America's National Forests. The National Forests in Montana has, as of 2004, a total road maintenance backlog of $670 million. In the 13 years since this report (…) was produced the road maintenance backlog on America's National Forests has only gotten worse. Yet, Congress still refuses the fund the U.S. Forest Service to address this maintenance backlog.

Posted by Matthew Koehler on 06/22/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Ted McDermott finds his way back to fiction with The Minor Outsider

McDermott lived in Normal, IL for a stint in his 20s. He grew up in Columbia, SC.

Posted by John E. on 06/22/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Street Talk: How much bitcoin could a bitcoin miner mine if a bitcoin miner could mine bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a new age value token that is both created and distributed digitally. Unlike fiat currency (e.g dollar and euro) bitcoin is decentralized, which means, there are no institutions (banks?) that control it. And so, bitcoin is the e-currency that unites the world. A lifetime ago you could earn bitcoin just mining them out of your computer or GPU. But at present miners who get a profit use powerful ASICs devices. The ordinary people can mine bitcoin through cloud mining from either Hashing24 ( or Hashflare ( It is gonna cost you, though. But the profit is more than the fees.

You could also mine altcoins (e.g. Augur, dogecoin, litecoin, starcoin, monero, dash) through your computer or phone using the Minergate software (get it here: and this is done by renting out your device's power and in return getting a share of the altcoins mined by the Minergate. Have any question? Reach me at:

Posted by Jessica Cynthia May on 06/22/2017 at 3:06 AM

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