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Re: “Big Sky students want to change the conversation about climate change

It is encouraging to me that high school students ARE interested in the big political issues in the
world today.

My personal viewpoint is that climate change is occurring, that the activities of humans are responsible for the acceleration in warming, and that the issue to be decided is how much we want to sacrifice our economic well-being to combat warming, recognizing that the "we" is different in developed, developing, and undeveloped nations.

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Posted by BruceHoward on 06/13/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Montana officials weigh in on the "body slam" heard round the world

he is a gangster... he'll fit right in with the Nazi's in Washington! What a joke he is... a rich asshole with a pass to get out of jail.
If you or I were to body slam his ass we'd be sent to Guantanamo for sure!
I do know that the charges should be a lot higher than a misdemeanour offence.

Posted by Dennis Petrak 1 on 06/12/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “On FWP's Quiet Waters initiative, loud wins the battle

This is a horrible precedent.

Posted by Corey Rhyne on 06/12/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The Triangle: Documentary filmmakers end up at a strange Montana commune

Where exactly was the film filmed?>???

Posted by Kara Marie Fuselier on 06/11/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Is the Revenue Department ready for Montana's weed tax tidal wave?

Taxing alcohol, tobacco, and recreational MJ is one thing; taxing people's medicine is just wrong, heartless -- too republican.

It would be tough to differentiate between medical MJ and recreational MJ for tax purposes, but one that needs to be dealt with.

Don't tax people's medicine!

Posted by Joe Bear on 06/11/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

I won't have servers in my restaurant. I'm increasing the kitchen staff and putting ipads on the tables. Cooks can do what servers can but a server can never do what the boh can. Oh and it'll be tip free

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Posted by Bill Sublette on 06/11/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Lewis and Clark Republican says Montana Writers for Public Lands ran afoul of PAC rules

Dark money? How dark is it if names are published! This will be interesting to watch and would be great to win. Wish it would get rid of the true DARK MONEY PAC's

Posted by ACB on 06/10/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Talking creamed corn, Agent Cooper and Twin Peaks after 25 years

I thought the tree thingy said it was "The Arm" transitioning and there's a second that is its black and evil doppelgnger. A replacement for the dwarf that we first met 25 years ago... did I just make that up in my head?

Posted by Carrie Ann Mallino on 06/10/2017 at 2:15 AM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

Hey back of house, ever checked the laws in this state? The laws Ms. Grham are challenging state the only legal tip pool in this state is not only set by employees who recieve the tips, but does not and has not included back of house for 40+ years. Only those that provide direct service and customarily receive tips can be included in a valid top arrangement. So..that being said, why be upset with a server who makes minimum wage and depend on their skill set (yes I said skill set) to make those tips. O that's right, your employer has led you to believe that it's the servers job to subsidize your 10.00 an hour. Its your employers job to pay you a livable wage and recognize your talent. If you want tips, get a tipped position and everything that goes with it (like said employer with their fingers in your tip jar). Check your facts. They are quite clear. I came from a state where employers wouldn't dream of ordering tip outs. The same laws that are in place there, are in place here. Also, I was paid according to my level of experience in the kitchen. The ignorance here is one reason I do not work in the industry here.

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Posted by Stephan Griggs on 06/09/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

As a cook now and former waitstaff, bartender and manager in the past, there are unwritten rules of the kitchen. as a cook preparing a great meal for a customer i will put out the best meal possible every time no exception, but when made to feel under appericiated by wait staff by not getting a tip for putting out a great tasting meal in a timely manner so as for them to make as mentioned above 20 plus dollars an hour while i am getting paid 12 and if lucky up to 15 dollars per hour in Montana i know every city is difernt, is remendied by slowing down on preperation of meal and possibly over cooking or under cooking said waitstaffs meals. this also happens in the front of house with said waitstaffs host seating their table and bus persons helping them out also. As this happens the waitsfaff in question usually changes their stnce on tipping out their help. i say usually because some are so stubron about not tipping their help that they quit that job and move on to another, where usually this process plays out over and over again. Being in this business for 30 years i have seen this and explained this to waitstaff as a mananger who is concerned about a happy team orintated dinning experince. i doo not encourage the team to do this but i do not sway it either. It is of my opinion that if that one waitstaff does not want to tip his/her teammates with a little tip out then they should let that member do all the work incluxing cooking the meal. This is a big deal in some restaunts and causes a lot of problems, and in my years of experience on both side i have seen many waitstaff shunded because of their personal selfish greddy needs. This is the way the unspoken rules of restaurant workers work and in the end the people that really suffer are the customers and owners. I will not appoligize for these actions as the person who usually makes the most money does the least amout of work in this situation. George Rogers, Cook, waitstaff, and bartender.....please share your tips as a good team member or dont make as much as you could. truth

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Posted by George Rogers on 06/09/2017 at 9:54 PM

Re: “'Sand Castle' unpacks Operation Iraqi Futility

I am shocked that you would write something as uneducated as saying this movie could be "cathartic" and "comforting". You have no idea what really went on over there or how the troops that were there feel. Please be careful when you review something you have no real life knowledge of.

Posted by Tina Rick Brohman on 06/09/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Montana Democrats just got their ass handed to them. What will it take to get this party started?

A two party system lends itself to division.
There seems to be a lot of profit for some if they can manipulate this division to their favor.

Why do rural voters consistently distrust "D"s and vote against their own best interests?
Where do rural voters get most of their news and information?
Why does it take so much more money each election season to lie to us and counter act those lies? --it does not take that much money to tell us the truth, to inform us with facts!
Why is it worth so much money to those paying for this bombardment of misinformation, lies, and division?

Sarah Palin quit Alaska for a $14 million/year gig as a "flash in the pan" in the right wing propaganda machine. Now she's just making a measly little mil/year.

And with staying power, it seems, Rush Limbaugh with $79 million/year for ranting and promoting hate and division.
Roger Ailes: $35 mil/yr.
Glen Beck: $30 mil/year.
Sean Hannity: $30 mil/yr.
Bill O'Reilly: $20/yr.

Just for comparison, on the liberal side, Rachel Maddow: $7 mil/yr, Bill Maher: $6 mil/yr.

Couple this with all the money spent during election season; an amount worth many many lifetimes of money to the average Montana voter; for the mostly anonymous 1%ers it seems there is no limit to the amount of money they are willing to spend to keep us divided, misled, misinformed, and voting for the candidates who will make the laws and policy that will give those 1%res a healthy return on their investments in the content of the voters minds.

Democracy is dead, as is the minds of republican voters, until all money is removed from politics. It takes very little money to produce a well informed electorate.

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Posted by Joe Bear on 06/09/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

Equitable solution; Pay her back the tips from the first time she complained about it. Since mandatory tip sharing is legal when employees agree to it, then by not saying anything, (right out of the chute) you are, by default, agreeing to it. I don't think we need to bankrupt countless businesses just to pay back tips the businesses didn't take. Especially when they are just trying to be equitable.

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Posted by Thumper on 06/09/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Montana officials weigh in on the "body slam" heard round the world

Don't believe in violence? Nobody believes politicians anymore because they are liars. Lawyers are liars. Tell the truth. The truth is most believe in violence that's why the world is at war since the beginning of time. Everybody wants to soft sell us like we're all dummies. Bon bons Doritos and a couch with NASCAR. Lol. What we all need is a politician that tells it like it is. Right or wrong. Tell the truth you bunch of spineless Weasels! Even Obama sent a hit squad into Lybia for God sakes. The country is acting like he should be a king. None of the people are worth the time or the toilet paper it takes to wipe your own ass. Lawyers, politician - ALL THE SAME - liars. You are the problems with this country. Lawyers and politicians have ruined our country. They are the blame. Not the party or the people or the government - it's the lawyers and the politicians. Wake up!

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Posted by It's the lawyers and politicians not the party on 06/09/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Montana officials weigh in on the "body slam" heard round the world

If someone gets in your face with an object in their hands and you body check them after you've asked them to leave and they don't? That's legal and self defense. If any of us did this? We call the police and have the reporter arrested. The mistake the congressman made was taking the blame. He won because of the body slam. People want tough leaders. Passive works in schools not politics. He lost our support when he took the blame. Reporters need to learn they're place. They're nasty people.

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Posted by Tough leaders on 06/09/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Montana Democrats just got their ass handed to them. What will it take to get this party started?

Truth or lies? Trump was telling the truth. Party shouldn't matter. Vote the person.

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Posted by Vote truth on 06/09/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

Justin, not sure you understand what socialism is.

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Posted by ol' az hippie chick on 06/09/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Is the Revenue Department ready for Montana's weed tax tidal wave?

In Oregon, which has a thriving legal weed economy, this remains a problem. The legitimate security requirements of producers, compounders, wholesalers, medical dispensaries, and retailers all artificially inflate the retail value of the consumer and patient products.

The solution that seem favored by the socialist/libertarian populist/left intersectionalists is to authorize and charter state banks. That would seem a good pursuit in my former and future home state of Montana. It is attractive to a broad cross-section of the electorate opposed to the federal policies in this arena, for a wide but mostly cogent collection of reasons.

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Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 06/09/2017 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Montana Democrats just got their ass handed to them. What will it take to get this party started?

Bahahaha...the national team blue theme is "Oh, look a pile of not my money, let's share it".In the prog bubble of Missoula 1/3 of the people live on free shit, 1/3 of the people get paid to dole out free shit and the rest of us are sick and tired of footing the bill for them. People in the rest of Montana have more self respect than that.

The only D's to win recently, Tester and Bullock at least pretend they're not full blown prog and even they would have lost if L party voters had went Red or Blue. So Prog harder Team Blue and you'll insure the stupid party keeps winning in spite of putting up unlikeable dbags like Trump and Greg G. You'd think they'd learn that most people are NOT progressives like the stupid party learned with evangelicals.

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Posted by opus on 06/09/2017 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Montanans for National Security calls on Tester and Daines to discuss Russian interference

Hey, why didn't you guys warn the lightbringer when he scoffed at Romney's Russia concerns in 2012. Shouldn't you have warned him the Russian bear was at the door when he said that Mitt was living in the 80's? Or how about when a SecState had classified intel on a server in her basement for any foreign hackers to access easy peasy. I mean you guys were involved with "national security" back then, amirite?

Sure boosts my confidence in our security when I read drivel by partisan hacks like you that feel their political party is more important than the nation. Yet clueless statist assholes are surprised when the plebes want less government.....sheesh.

Posted by opus on 06/09/2017 at 3:13 AM

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