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Re: “Spark of Change

Too funny Muddydog, since your posts are intended as distractions, and you address nor refute anything Chris Hedges has said or written. When you've taken on the substance of his astute output with something substantive of your own, maybe you'll matter. Till then you're just a fool providing snarky entertainment for your fellow fools.

Posted by Woo Hoo on 03/06/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Raising the Grade

Dear Ted,

Do we really have any "Screw Colleges" around this area? I would be interested in taking a course.

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Posted by Gary on 03/06/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Spark of Change

If you've actually read his "best selling" books, you might realize the level of his achievement in bringing these views to a wider audience in today's media environment. His weekly column is online as are numerous videos of talks and interviews. Try his 8-part in-depth interview with professor Sheldon Wolin, "Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?" He's absolutely correct that the Left was destroyed in this country. It is starting to reemerge, but what we've had for past decades is pretty much what we've seen in these comments.

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Posted by RaisinHell on 03/06/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

This is a remarkable story and I hope this periodical submits it for awards wherever it can. Daniel Walters manages to encapsulate a huge debate on the relationship between education and opportunity through powerful stories from throughout the state of Idaho. Thank you for this incredible piece of journalism.

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Posted by Benjamin Riley on 03/06/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Taxi Cab Confessions

What about female cab drivers?

Posted by pinkdriver on 03/06/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

Ok, whoever wrote this needs to brush up on their knowledge in referencing specific religions. It's not the "Mormon" church. It's The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You could at LEAST say LDS church. That is how they asked to be referred to. It's just common decency. Thanks!

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Posted by dudette on 03/06/2015 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

Great article, it looks like a lot of folks not making good decisions is what it boils down to. On that note, why all the push to go to college? I encourage folks to look up Mike Rowe from 'Dirty Jobs'. Everybody wants to drive on good roads but nobody knows how to build them these days.

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Posted by opiemuyo on 03/06/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Spark of Change

Doing investigative journalism is expensive work, so you hope--particularly if you want control of what you investigate and for how long and by what means--to finish with a book or series that you can publish. For money. How else do you suggest a person pursue this type of career? As for charging for tickets, Hedges was not just passing through Spokane by coincidence. So people buying tickets are paying for that travel and for his time, not an exorbitant amount. The guy teaches in prisons, which I'm assuming is either voluntary or not well paid.

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Posted by taylorrw18 on 03/05/2015 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

You also need to look at the Home Schooled children. I know a family that home schools. There daughter NEVER recieved a diploma and is grossly undereducated. She has had one job ever. She is one of 9 children.
She helped raise the last 5 siblings. She is trying to work on a GED. She is AGAINST public schools. She is 22 years old.
She feels being a stay at home mom is a career and she wants to school her future children from home as well.
She was not treated well she and her siblings lived a fearful abussive life.
She sees how much my spouse and I work and that we still have debt related to our educations. This does not inspire her.

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Posted by Michelle Huskinson on 03/05/2015 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

We can all thank Obama for starting the race and class wars in America.

And Hedges? Does he not understand that he will be one of the first pulled from his car and savaged by Obama voters during a riot/revolution? LOL

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Posted by Smarg on 03/05/2015 at 9:33 PM

Re: “'Weak-Kneed'

Another hit piece on Haskell for not being a liberal sellout, which apparently the Inlander wants him to be.

And the "Minority Report" might just as well be titled "White Genocide".

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Posted by Smarg on 03/05/2015 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

Mr Walters, you are an excellent writer but my gut tells me this article was contracted by Albertson. I don't think that's necessarily bad but there is a lot more information on Idaho kids and college education than what comes from then. And you cite a raise in university tuition of 30% - but fail to mention the actual cost, which is a tuition of $6500/year. That price has been called a remarkable bargain at UI by prestigious sources. Idaho education is cheap and the ROI is unmatched in the job market. You also made an assumption - that high school grad rates are computed as they are across the country. They are not. Idaho counts those who start senior year and those who finish. It's done to hide the truth - Idaho high school education is a very weak link. Idaho doesn't pay enough to hire teachers with college degrees in the area they teach. Teacher preparation standards are very low for secondary teachers in Idaho and that's why rich districts like Boise have very high go on rates but Filer, Idaho - not so much. The teachers work hard but are asked to teach material they don't know inside and out and students see that - they get it and lose enthusiasm. But taxes must be raised on wealthy Idahoans to fix this problem and Idaho hasn't elected people who push that agenda in many years. This is a fixable problem but it's rooted in politics. Please give us a deep researched article. Idaho students need your help.

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Posted by Idahoprof on 03/05/2015 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Why Idaho kids don't go to college

Can someone explain the almost as bad as Idaho rates for WA and OR as seen in the map above? Something seems out of whack.

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Posted by Mark Solomon on 03/05/2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

Nice distraction Woo Hoo, but not responsive. How much does our principled radical charge per book, and how much has he accumulated from the system he criticizes? And here's a new one for you think over: Does it strike you as incongruous that he's charging his fellow travelers money to explain the evils of capitalism? Have you ever heard the word "chump"?

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Posted by muddydog on 03/05/2015 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

The opening sentence??

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Posted by Riley Jessett on 03/05/2015 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

Yeah, Muddydog, cause writers are always rich. Clearly Hedges, who has traveled and reported from around the world, including numerous war zones, who has a deep education and has put it to use by learning from people around the country about their plight, couldn't possibly know anything you don't. So let's get angry, ignore these smarty pants intellectuals, buy guns, and listen to wingnut radio shows until the insanity bursts an aneurysm. Woo hoo!

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Posted by Woo Hoo on 03/05/2015 at 7:27 PM

Re: “'I Do Not Trust Muzlims'

Anyone who advocates for muslims has no idea what they are advocating, or they are just as evil. People need to research about islam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpM6QKaAgP0

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Posted by Tammy Johnson on 03/05/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Nudists express concerns about bikini barista initiative

So these three Mormon "moms" came up with this very legalese amendment by themselves? Right! And the owner of the Bikini Barista establishments supports it? i smell a set-up!

Posted by Really! on 03/05/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

How much does this stylish, collar poppin' revolutionary charge for a copy of his book? What's his net worth? How much has he profited from the system he criticizes? Really tired of listening to well -heeled activists sob into their Chardonnay about the plight of the working man.

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Posted by muddydog on 03/05/2015 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Spark of Change

Can't wait to hear him speak. If anyone is involved in any kind of leftist ideology, this is something to attend.

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Posted by Kenny Barney on 03/05/2015 at 4:46 PM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Spark of Change

    • Too funny Muddydog, since your posts are intended as distractions, and you address nor refute…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Raising the Grade

    • Dear Ted, Do we really have any "Screw Colleges" around this area? I would be…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Spark of Change

    • If you've actually read his "best selling" books, you might realize the level of his…

    • on March 6, 2015
  • Re: Why Idaho kids don't go to college

    • This is a remarkable story and I hope this periodical submits it for awards wherever…

    • on March 6, 2015
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    • What about female cab drivers?

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