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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!

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

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.

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.

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

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

Can someone tell me when TV actor Mike Rowe became an authority on education and on Idaho's public education system? Was it when he cashed the paycheck from the Albertson Foundation for narrating TV ads in support of the Don't Fail Idaho initiative? Or was it when the Albertson Foundation brought him to town and anointed him as an ED Sessions speaker?

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Posted by Kevin Wilson on 03/05/2015 at 4:37 PM

Re: “From Backyard to Center Stage

Great job Jesse :) I am so proud of you and all your hard work at making your dreams come true! Also I no deep down that your mom and dad are both looking down watching you and that they both are SO VERY proud of you as well I Love you Jesse - love your cousin Ashley

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Posted by Ashley Marie Beasley on 03/05/2015 at 4:04 PM

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

Idaho will reap what it sows!

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Posted by Quiet One on 03/05/2015 at 3:45 PM

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

I am fortunate to be studying engineering at a college outside of Idaho, but this is due to my parents' devotion to my education and financial assistance which is more abundant at private schools. Many of my classmates, like those described in the article, are less fortunate. My closest friend from high school wanted to go to college, but her parents didn't fill out the financial aid forms so she has been working as a nursing assistant since graduating high school. Most of my other friends also don't get tuition assistance from their parents, and it seems like the parents just don't care. Also, it seems like Idahoans start families much earlier than people I have met in other parts of the country - many of my Idaho classmates got married or started having kids right after high school. Of course, this makes it difficult to go to college. Besides attitudes toward college and financial difficulties, the rigor of Idaho high school classes also seems to be a problem. I remember reading about the debates against IB classes with disbelief. Students who want rigorous coursework take either IB or AP classes, and my school (Lakeland) offered neither and now no school in North Idaho offers IB. I actually went out of state to a private school for my last two years of high school to get academically prepared for college.

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Posted by Deanna on 03/05/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “'Weak-Kneed'

Free speech is not the same thing as speech without consequence. Ms. Haskell is free to be a bigot and espouse her beliefs publicly. However in doing so, she and her elected official husband have to be prepared to deal with the downstream negative consequences.

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Posted by Tim Note on 03/05/2015 at 2:59 PM

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

"Multiple studies have shown that in just a few years, 60 to 70 percent of Idaho jobs will require more than a high school diploma."

I am aware of only one such study, conducted in 2013 by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, which estimates that 61% of jobs in 2018 in Idaho will require postsecondary education. This study has been regularly cited by Governor Otter, the Albertson Foundation, and Idaho Business for Education. However, its findings are disputed by the chief researcher at the Idaho Department of Labor, who estimates that the number of jobs in 2018 requiring at least an associates degree will be less than half what the Georgetown study estimates.

Can the author supply citations for the "multiple studies" referred to in the quoted paragraph above. I would also be interested in seeing the source of the claim that "half of Idaho's community college enrollees have to take catch-up courses."

Could the author also clarify the following?

"In 2006 [Bob Lokken] sold the ProClarity Corporation to Microsoft, which he hoped would continue to hire engineers for its team in Boise. It didn't. 'After four years of not being able to keep up with attrition, they shut it down,' Lokken says."

To what is Lokken referring to as "it"? If he means the Boise office of Microsoft, the fact that it shut down four years ago will come as a surprise to my friends who work there today.

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Posted by JamesGatz on 03/05/2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Patriot Games

Ad Hominem: "Marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made."

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Posted by muddydog on 03/05/2015 at 2:31 PM

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

I am a first generation college graduate, Idaho born and raised graduate from a north idaho logging town. My parents barely graduated high school, but I knew I wanted more. I worked my way through college with no car to save money. It was the 80's and Dad's financial support was $100 a month for the first school year. It took me 4 schools to graduate with a BS, but I did. I paid back the amount I had borrowed and worked for a few companies till I found one that would help with graduate school. I attended while working full time and paid my way without loans. I have been out of high school for 27 years, but I did it and don't owe anything. It can be done - but students have to want to pay their way and do what it takes. Idaho students can make it, even if from a logging family, poor school district and as a first generation college student- I am proof of that.

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Posted by Elizabeth Schroeder on 03/05/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “'Weak-Kneed'

Mrs. Haskell's comments are politically incorrect. She should be the subject of a recall petition.

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Posted by muddydog on 03/05/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Spokane

Come check out the petit fours at Marsells Cakes and Desserts. You will taste awesome cake with chocolate ganache and cream or fruit fillings! There is also wonderful Eclairs and pineapple upside down cakes in the case. Put us on your dessert trek around town!

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Posted by Marsells Cakes on 03/05/2015 at 2:17 PM

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

The headline on the cover is a double entendre' . In the head line "Screw College" is "screw" meant to be a verb or an adjective?

You naughty boys and girls !

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Posted by Joe on 03/05/2015 at 1:45 PM

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

These politicians and their predecessors destroyed living-wage employment in jobs that don't require college by passing years and years of legislation to incentivize foreign manufacturing and weaken unions. What we're seeing is the inevitable result of that coupled with decades of wealth concentration in the upper class. Large swaths of the country are too poor to afford higher education and rightly question its value. As noted in the article the problem is exacerbated by a society that values a degree as some sort of magical talisman proclaiming competency.

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Posted by Realist on 03/05/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “FASHION WATCH: Boutique truck culture

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Posted by Swipe Up on 03/05/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “One Last Hurdle

OPEN LETTER TO Inlander writers and editors......Please, please stop putting words in our collective mouths, when your writers state things like all of spokane wants this or that to happen as if it is written in stone.................JUST PLEASE, PLEASE JUST STOP with that kind of nonsense writing and let us the people decide for OURSELVES .....of how and how to make up our minds of whatever news items....or we the people will adapt and do many small versions of both online and in print news media ourselves. Teaching ourselves in our basements, garages, attics or spare bedrooms of what good to great jounalistic writing...........................................

Due to time ...we did not take the time to do a spell correct for comment......

again,,,,, we know we will be shot and killed for the truth from a Walter Conkite journalism .....

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Posted by Human bee death 88 on 03/05/2015 at 12:11 PM

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

Idaho's politicians recognized early on that an undereducated workforce didn't have to be paid as much. Now the state is reaping the benefits of educationally unmotivated parents passing this attitude on to their children

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Posted by Kellogg45 on 03/05/2015 at 5:42 AM

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