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Re: “Game Changer

If you disagree with leadership, you are fired. This administration wants "yes" people. The administration hiring practices are clearly based upon who you know. Experience be damned.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by longlivenepotism on 12/21/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Game Changer

Muffin-Tan Jan
Going to the Street Department?
Look out, boys and girls. The knives will be out.

Posted by -?? on 12/21/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “A Second Chance

My belief is that if a child is capable of committing a crime like this, they should be eradicated. This type of callous and heinous crime is something that is instilled from a young age. The difference between right and wrong is a choice made in subconscious thought. Unfortunately, people like this don't deserve a second chance. They deserve to be terminated like the wild animal they are. For God's sake, we put down dogs for biting people. Until we humans learn that we are ultimately in control of our society and that our reactions shape the actions of others, we are doomed to allow others to act like beasts and receive "forgiveness" for crimes that deserve permanent punishment.

Posted by William Wallace on 12/21/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Fracking Idaho

Well, I just moved into a new home and right after our move-in a gas and oil rep showed up and stated that they are drilling in the area and would like my permission to take my minerals and we will be compensated. Wait so you will contaminate my well and risk my childrens health to drill? He says it is going to happen regardless and that if we don't sign in order to receive payments, they still proceed and the state just gets the money instead. We have no interest is signing and only a couple of our neighbors agree with us, so what steps can we take to fight this? We are next to a river, on a well, and a nice natural habitat. Apparently this has been in the works over the last year and we just happened to move in late in the game so we haven't had any say until this point.

Posted by ConcernedLandOwner on 12/19/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Money Men

In regard to the story, "Turned Away", it sounds as though there may have been an unlawful denial of housing under the Fair Housing Act based on the consumers' disabilities. Bonner County should have engaged in an interactive discussion with Mr. Boudousquie to determine if there was a way to accommodate the housing need of the persons with disabilities as well as the community needs. I hope that the County will do all that it can to meet the housing needs of persons with disabilities in their community and in Idaho.

Best,

Zoe Ann Olson
Executive Director
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Posted by Zoe Ann Olson on 12/19/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Game Changer

Chesney was a complete a-hole to his staff. Trust me, I know. But you are correct in your assessment of Jan.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SpokaneCan on 12/19/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Cultural Warrior

You can also catch Nicholas in the locally produced "The Immortal Augustus Gladstone" http://theimmortalaugustusgladstone.com and in the season finale of Z Nation where (behind the scene's note) I poked a syringe WAY UP HIS NOSE!!! standing in as a hand double for the dark Dr. Kurian. http://www.syfy.com/now/z-nation/full-epis…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tom Dineen on 12/18/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Game Changer

Jan simply doesn't belong there. She is arrogant, has no respect for her employees, makes too many assumptions about people, and doesn't have the background knowledge to be overseeing the departments. She doesn't deserve the credit for the changes that have been made - other than her willingness to fire people. Those changes were made by other staff from Verner's administration. She isn't a team builder or a good collaborator - her arrogance and lack of respect for others prevents it. Chesney was fired because he's not an a-hole to his staff. If you look at it closely, she's a lot like the mayor. No one enjoys working for either one of them and neither will tolerate anyone who doesn't agree with them. The only reason they want to be challenged is so they know who to fire.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SheNeedsToGo on 12/18/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Game Changer

Yes Jan Quintrall's hiring and firing practices in Spokane have been legendary for a very long time.



http://m.spokesman.com/stories/2006/sep/01/felon-works-business-bureau/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/24/unemployment-older-workers_n_1347438.html

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BRB on 12/18/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Sorry, Senator Risch

Al Nashiri was the mastermind of the terrorist attack in 2000 on the U.S.S. Cole in which 17 U.S. sailors were killed and 39 were injured. Until he was captured in Dubai in 2002, he was the head of Al-Qaeda operations in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf States. Knowing that he killed and/or maimed 56 American sailors in one attack, and probably caused the deaths of other innocents during his terrorist career, are readers really supposed to "shiver in disgust" because of the way he was interrogated? Are the readers allowed to shiver in disgust about what he did, too? As between his interrogation and his actions, which is more disgusting?

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 12/18/2014 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Game Changer

While Jan is far from innocent in how she manages people and handles things, she is correct in her judgments about how Chesney managed his department. He lacked the ability to communicate effectively with his staff, garnered little respect, and made many promises that his staff simply could not deliver on without breaking the law. The staff in that department is AMAZING and the cultural shift that many have seen was started before Chesney arrived. It was started by proactive STAFF who wanted to make things better.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by SpokaneCan on 12/18/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Let Us Breathe

Mr Garner was not killed because he was selling loose cigarettes. He died from complications after the physical exertion from resisting arrest. You could just as easily say he was willing to die rather than be arrested for a misdemeanor. Either statement is inflammatory, and not helpful. I can't speak to New York, but I know that here in the St Louis (Ferguson) area more than 20 more young black men have been murdered--3 of them over the weekend-- all of them at the hands of other young black men. Where is the outrage for that?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by John MacEnulty on 12/15/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Let Us Breathe

Too many people have come to confuse activism with cheer-leading. These marches are great big pep-rallies but not anything more. It brings people together and gives people a sense of accomplishment without actual accomplishment. Nothing changes. Tim Eyman has gotten more legislation passed in this state than all of the protest marches of the past twenty years combined.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tom L. Lloyd on 12/15/2014 at 4:53 PM

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    • If you disagree with leadership, you are fired. This administration wants "yes" people. The administration…

    • on December 21, 2014
  • Re: Game Changer

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    • on December 21, 2014
  • Re: A Second Chance

    • My belief is that if a child is capable of committing a crime like this,…

    • on December 21, 2014
  • Re: Fracking Idaho

    • Well, I just moved into a new home and right after our move-in a gas…

    • on December 19, 2014
  • Re: Money Men

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    • on December 19, 2014
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