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Re: “Lost son found

He loved Nietzsche. Anyone who understands this, understands that he possibly, even probably, went in with no intention of coming out: he had had enough of the modern world.

This is not dishonorable. He made a decision and carried it out, a soldier to the last. And if he had intended to come out, perishing by accident, he still deserves respect for his daring - and his depth.

Posted by Marshall Lentini on 07/23/2017 at 5:51 PM

Re: “French professor Michel Valentin, a leader of la résistance, takes a buyout at UM

"Critical Theory" - and there it is. Of course a Marxist wants to reshape education to center around his subject. Marxists always want to be at the center of the damn universe and envy the power of others. And look at how in one motion he criticizes the horrid little Capitalists while scooping the coins of his care package off of his own perfectly bourgeois table. At least one Marxist hypocrite has been ousted from his cushy job corrupting the youth.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 07/21/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “French professor Michel Valentin, a leader of la résistance, takes a buyout at UM

Imagine any business trying to eliminate its most experienced members. How could it thrive?

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Posted by M Sad on 07/21/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “How Montana's muddled marijuana law put providers and patients at riskā€”and how to fix it

Thanks for this article!
As an aside, your final scenario depends on an extension of the Rohrabacher amendment, which may or may not happen. Jeff Sessions has already requested its repeal in a letter to lawmakers. Currently it is only in effect til September 2017 and is renewed annually as part of congressional spending bills. Congress this year simply gave an 6 month extension to the last spending bill written in the democrat controlled House of Reps, so there is a significant chance the new spending bill will have substantial changes. Deletion of Rohrabacher's amendment may or may not be one of those changes.

Posted by Jason on 07/21/2017 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Mountain Line gets a Zero Fare extension

If this program is TOO SUCCESSFUL, expect pushback. After WWII, fearing a drastic drop in profitability, General Motors and one of the big tire companies -- either Goodyear or Firestone, as I recall -- systematically bought up urban and interurban streetcar and bus lines and deliberately mismanaged them to run them into the ground and bankruptcy, leaving virtually no choice for the public but private car ownership.

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Posted by alf on 07/20/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Can Congress solve the Forest Service's wildfire funding conundrum?

Much as I hate to give credit to any member of the idaho kongressional delegation for anything good, I think mike simpleton is right on this one.

But like our failed health care system, which emphasizes treatment rather than prevention, one of the biggest problems facing wildland firefighting -- besides a warming and probably drying climate and arguable/questionable unnatural fuel buildups due to a century of overly aggressive wildland fire control -- is development in the urban-wildland interface, which virtually no tax-greedy county commissioners are willing to admit, much less address.

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Posted by alf on 07/20/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “French professor Michel Valentin, a leader of la résistance, takes a buyout at UM

Higher education needs more people like professor Valentin, not fewer.

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Posted by alf on 07/20/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Commissioners will take a second look at the sheriff's overtime budget

Is it more cost-effective to just keep paying overtime? I wonder if that's cheaper than hiring a new officer and paying payroll taxes for them and giving them benefits. When you factor 2 to 3 officers in...well, I'd like to see some numbers on that, and I'd imagine the commissioners would as well.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/20/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Mountain Line gets a Zero Fare extension

I'd appreciate it if more buses ran later, and also ran on Sunday/holidays.

I feel many riders would be happy to pay a quarter for a ride if we'd direct the money to those things.

Many of us work on Sundays or late at night. Many of us that do so don't have cars.

Why are the buses mostly catering to the 9-to-5 crowd?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/20/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “French professor Michel Valentin, a leader of la résistance, takes a buyout at UM

Of course he won't be replaced - he's irreplaceable.

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Posted by Frank O. File on 07/20/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

Privately funded and not part of the UM budget. That's such a huge point that critics always miss that deflates these arguments so fast.

Also I suppose I understand the snark from the author since football is an easy target however one should step back and consider a few things. First off athletics is usually the first way many prospective students are introduced to a school, so it would seem beneficial to have strong programs. Secondly football, and athletics as a whole has a better GPA and a higher graduation rate than the general student body, so this group as a whole is excelling on campus. Finally football in particular earns enough profit to pay for every other sports financial shortfall. Unlike most/many things on campus at the university of Montana athletics as a whole, mostly supported by football, is running "in the black". Shouldn't that actually be something to be proud of rather than to attack?

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Posted by Brint Wahlberg on 07/18/2017 at 8:03 AM

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