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  CWI land purchase troubling

Comedy, much like politics, is all about timing. Rush the punchline and you blow the joke — or at least stifle its impact. Effective humor needs time to breathe.

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  Ethanol plant bad idea for Canyon Co.

Beware of Demeter Bioresources. The company is trying to sell us an ethanol plant disguised as a food processing plant. They promote a lot of blue sky for Canyon County with a story of increased tax revenues and jobs that belies truth and common sense.

  Too much BSU coverage in spring

I’m beginning to believe the Press-Tribune has a sweet deal with the Boise State football program. Perhaps they are paying the paper for every article appearing in print.

  Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: A great big cheer to all the Nampa first responders, church community and neighbors who responded to our lost 9-year-old grandson. It was a family’s worst nightmare, but luckily after traveling about 6 1/2 miles on his bicycle, he saw a house with lights on, knocked on the door and told them he was lost. A quick phone call home and then retrieval turned an evening of fear into one of rejoicing. Thanks to all!

  Why do Idaho Republicans fear Medicaid expansion?

Gov. Otter came through for Idaho on Wednesday by calling the Legislature back to Boise to pass legislation the federal government requires before we can use its system for collecting child support from parents out of state and out of country.

  Collective bargaining in Idaho gets more transparent

Here’s another extraordinary bill that passed this last legislative session that you haven’t heard about: House Bill 167 stops cities and labor unions from negotiating contracts in secret. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed by Gov. Butch Otter.

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Posted 31 minutes ago by Dr Rocky.

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John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, and various other critics have called the theory that human use of carbon-based fossil fuels will lead to catastrophic global warming or climate change a “hoax.” It is, but it’s more than that, it’s criminal. So you're absolutely right the CO 2 global warming hoax is simply a multibillion-dollar effort to extract money from hard-working businessman, and sad part about it is its working. The sad thing about it is that the line is being promoted by a man whose IQ is only 94, yes it's the one and only Al Gore.

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Posted 3 hours ago by Dr Rocky.

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We all remember the many Clinton scandals. Thanks to Dr. Grady, The following will recall some of the major ones. THE MANY CLINTON BODY BAGS . . . Lest we forget what has happened to many "friends" and associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton. 1- James McDougal - Convicted Whitewater partner of the Clintons who died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation. 2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown (Washington, D. C.). The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment by Clinton in the White House. 3 - Vince Foster - Former White House Councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock 's Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. (He was about to testify against Hillary related to the records she refused to turn over to congress.) Was reported to have been having an affair with Hillary. 4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide. 5 - C. Victor Raiser, II - Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992. 6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock on September 1992. Described byClinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor". 7 - Ed Willey - Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day His wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events. 8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock … Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house. 9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited Prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas 10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to the Clintons ' Whitewater deals. 11 - Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones Lawsuit, and Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones. 12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée. 13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton 's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client, Dan Lassater, was a convicted drug distributor. 14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mean , Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot Wounds. 15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died Of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a Suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death. 16 - Paula Grober - Clinton 's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident. 17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter who was Investigating the Mean Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation. 18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mean Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. (May have died of poison) 19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15,1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal. 20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce. 21 - Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash. 22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton 's mother, stepfather and Brother. 23 - Barry Seal - Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident. 24 - Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole. 25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released. 26 - Hershel Friday - Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded. 27 - Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the two boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial report of death said their deaths were due to falling asleep on railroad tracks and being run over. Later autopsy reports stated that the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE: 28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88. 29 - Keith McMaskle Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988 30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989. 31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. (Coroner ruled death due to suicide) 32 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes"? 33 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990. 34 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989. THE FOLLOWING CLINTON PERSONAL BODYGUARDS ALL DIED OF MYSTERIOUS CAUSES OR SUICIDE 36 - Major William S. Barkley, Jr. 37 - Captain Scott J . Reynolds 38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley 39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel 40 - Major General William Robertson 41 - Col. William Densberger 42 - Col. Robert Kelly 43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes 44 - Steve Willis 45 - Robert Williams 46 - Conway LeBleu 47 - Todd McKeehan And this list does not include the four dead Americans in Benghazi that Hillary abandoned! HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT? SURELY YOU JEST!! Just how many coincidences (and suicides) can happen in two people's lives???????

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Posted 8 hours ago by Sawtooth1946.

article: CWI land purchase troubling

Nor will they get my vote. We know that the "assessed" value is not a realistic fair market value number but, for heavens sake, CWI Board, how can you spend tax payers money without something every reasonable person purchasing property would require.............an appraisal. And on top of that, the seller would have had to foot the bill for it. Bad play people........

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Posted 17 hours ago by Jethro.

article: CWI land purchase troubling

Not getting my vote for a bond until there are new board members at CWI.

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Posted 18 hours ago by Jack Knife.

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In a poll released (http://tinyurl.com/otvlrnj) last month. the overwhelming majority of Americans (including Idaho) think global warming is real and something should be done about it. In another poll (http://tinyurl.com/mz2crdo) released this year, " found that 83 percent of Americans, including 61 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of independents, say that if nothing is done to reduce emissions, global warming will be a very or somewhat serious problem in the future". You have lost the war so you can keep your incoherent babbling to yourself.

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