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Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Others have a different view of the value of an Executive MBA program.

Posted by Al Olsen on 05/23/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Walking to Where, Exactly?

Thank you for articulating what many of us parents and many students are feeling.

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Posted by justme43 on 05/22/2015 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Defending the System

It is easy to be prejudiced against criminal defendants and assume their guilt. I am a firm believer in the policy of "innocent until proven guilty;' it is an important foundation of democracy. I agree with this Adams when he said he thought that "helping people most in need would be a noble profession." I believe in the judicial system as long as those within it act with honor and honesty. One man cannot define the lines between justice and mercy, but that is why we have a jury as well as a judge and lawyers for both sides.
Eli | Alvine and King Law

Posted by elibaine on 05/22/2015 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

If Todd Mielke had received $300 million dollars from corrupt foreign governments, big corporations or billionaires who want access to his family of crooks he would be adored and worshipped as a GOD. If he had deleted EVERY email he ever sent and broke every public records law in America he would be running for president and worshipped by this very same writer and a gift to society.

Maybe Todd is being shamed because his "crime" is that he is simply not stealing enough, corrupt enough or that he does not lie nearly enough to media watchdogs?

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Posted by Public sector on 05/22/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

You're too kind to Farnell!

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Posted by Dave Koch on 05/21/2015 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Mielke got a degree to advance his career, and that's bad? He networks to find another job like unemployment counselors suggest, and that's bad? Didn't the Utah candidate leave his last position under an ethical cloud due to outside consulting, and yet he's "well-qualified"? Wouldn't anybody in the position be an at-will employee and subject to pressure from County Commissioners? This seems like a lot of handwringing without much substance.

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Posted by muddydog on 05/21/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

This whole thing smells like a Port-a-Potty. Were we, the citizens of Spokane County, paying Mielke's full-time salary while he was off to school in Seattle? Even worse, were we paying his tuition and travel expenses? Very smelly.

Sort of as Desi would've said to Lucy, "Todd, you got some reimbursin' to do!"

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Posted by True Justice on 05/20/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

George Nethercutt speaks as if he were a vanguard of moral authority in this land. But his party of obstructionists and servants of the "one percent" is the cause of most of our country's woes. With their vengeful and almost childlike contempt for Obama and progressive politics in general, they are part of the problem, not the solution. Our infastructure is crumbling....roads, bridges, water systems, sewer systems, and lots more, but the Republicans are not coming forth with the funding to rebuild them, in spite of all the jobs that would create. I agree with the commenter in a recent Inlander issue, who stated that "our system is so out of touch with the needs of the people, it's almost juvenile"...and it's folks like Nethercutt who are to blame.

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Posted by funkutron on 05/19/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “A Culture of Support

What we really CRAVE is a world where you stop whining about how the rest of us are not meeting your needs. We dream of a world where you parent your own children and stop depending on teachers, administrators, policemen and firemen to do the job of raising your children. A lovely place where the employed are not funding dregs through higher taxes and huge insurance premiums. A glowing peaceful retreat, uncluttered by dope smoking duffle bags laying on the sidewalks grubbing for change.

Victims of "injustice" would be far more likely to get public support if they were not killed in the commission of a felony. I'd settle for not having to hear about how hard the police are making it to deal heroin, shoplift, rob and steal. It is their job to make it tough on the sewage of society.

Read the hate filled rant from James McPherson. James would happily put those who disagree with him to death, in a gulag or on the tracks heading for a "re-education camp". He feels anyone who disagrees with him should be persecuted and is not entitled to all the "love and kindness" he professes to spread. A strange world, where kindness is limited to those who tow the party line and never disagree with his ideology. A world that exists in Myanmar, Russia, China, Venezuela and in the Caliphate of ISIL. Nothing is quite a hateful or as intolerant as someone who professes to "love" and "tolerate".

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Posted by Gimme a hug on 05/19/2015 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

For once, I agree with Mr. Nethetcutt's analysis. Well played sir.

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Posted by Dirk on 05/18/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Kickstarting Charity

Posted by Matthew on 05/18/2015 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Calling people names and making up stories about death threats makes James sound far more intelligent than most people. Maybe smart for a socialist, isn't that smart after all?

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Posted by Still smarter than Jimmy. on 05/18/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

I'll be voting for her twice so I got you covered. Thanks for your unkind misinformed opinions.

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Posted by Garry Zimmerman on 05/18/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

"We used to support each other generations ago"

So, opie, why don't you do it now? Oh, yeah, that was something for your grandparents. Besides, it's largely fiction -- most people supported people who looked like them, went to church with them, etc.

As for giving "not being the liberal way." Actually, both libs and conservatives give, though we might argue whether they give enough. If not, it's not the "conservative way," either -- except, again, in their own churches:…

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Posted by James McPherson on 05/16/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

We don't need a culture of support, the city of Spokane's leadership will do this for us, mandatory sick leave, $15.00 minimum wage. We used to support each other generations ago, but this is not the liberal way, the government needs to do it now.

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Posted by opiemuyo on 05/16/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Respect, Ms Dolezal. Beautifully articulated and so generously compassionate.

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Posted by justjojo on 05/16/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Well, it didn't take long for an overgeneralizing idiot to demonstrate the problem with far too many conservatives, and with much of this region. Dolezal -- who has received death threats, and so has less reason to be "nice" than most of us, writes a piece about folks being nice to one another and some jackass responds with a dishonest screed full of insults and inaccuracies about the poor.
Naturally "whocares" responds anonymously, as one would expect from a gutless nitwit who probably is most comfortable speaking publicly from under a white hood. And "whocares" obviously must care a lot, since s/he spent so much time providing a long, inane and irrelevant response to Dolezal's piece.
And by the way, nitwit, Dolezal clearly has a job, making your first paragraph not only moronic but a good indication that the rest of your comment is unworthy of taking the time to read. To your credit, in your case, stupidity apparently has surpassed laziness as your biggest problem.

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Posted by James McPherson on 05/16/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Pines of Home

Great job volunteering & the city is lucky to have you. Like you, my growing up memories are full of parks!

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Posted by DonBarbieri on 05/14/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “On a Roll

"Spokaneriver", The problem is that when you hear the truth or actual facts that prove you are totally and utterly wrong you simply start screaming "liar, liar!" and stuff your head into the socialist sand that fills your playground.

New study estimates 573,000 birds died at wind farms last year,

The Association of American Railroads estimates that on average, a freight train can move 1 ton of freight about 484 miles on just one gallon of fuel. Tractor trailer trucks are about 20% as efficient. 900 Million people ate last year because of one railroad shipping grain, fact. The American Communist Party fed no one, not one single person, saved no lives and created not one single job.

That oil train crossed the Missouri or Clark Fork river 20 times before it got here, it cross Lake Pend d'Orielle, countless streams and rivers, swamps and gullies and caused no problems along the way. A train of liquefied industrial gases is far more dangerous and you could care less. Trains of class 1 explosives, dangerous chemicals, deadly poisons and all sorts of hazardous materials roll by us hourly and you could care less.

You cite silly factoids like, "a senior center is located by a railroad tunnel and they could be in danger". In truth you would euthanize them to save money on Obamacare, gladly seize the ill-gotten gains from their unfairly obtained IRA's and celebrate. You do not care about the lives and well-being of senior citizens in the least. We both know it.

You hate railroads, you hate pipelines, you hate dams, you hate bridges, you hate highways, you hate airports, airlines and air travel, you hate cell towers but lovvvveee cell phones, you hate those who accumulate wealth for retirement, you hate single family homes, you hate farmers, you hate loggers, you hate policemen, you hate factories, you hate large retail stores. YOU HATE EVERY FACET OF A MODERN SOCIETY.

You hate "big oil" even though they made far less "profit" than Apple and almost no profit compared to George Soros. I'm not saying railroads are perfect, anything large has gaps in its record. Railroads are far less dishonest than Hillary Clinton and you lovvveeeeeee her to bits. You hate oil and you have absolutely no alternative to it, nothing in eco-world produces more energy for less expense in a more reliable fashion. Every single solar panel or wind turbine is made with countless petro-chemicals and none of them would exist without petroleum. How do you think they get to their installation site? Damn railroads.

Everything you own was shipped by rail. Everything you own is in some way created, produced, transported or marketed with the use of petro-chemicals. That is simply a FACT.

You hate "corporate profits" because you are communist, it has nothing to do with your concern for the environment.

You hate Christian God because you are intolerant and you curse anyone mocking Mohammad because you are a coward. Prove your atheism by burning a Koran then call me back.

You hate well paying jobs that require skill and ability, that is why you fight for high pay for meaningless employment at fast food joints and in retail. You want all of the rewards of society with none of the hard work.

It is no exaggeration or generalization to say it out loud. You just get mad because you hate hearing about it. Everything to do with your belief system is based on hatred.

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Posted by I like cheap gas on 05/11/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Time to Join the 21st Century


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Posted by Dave Koch on 05/09/2015 at 6:06 PM

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