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Chuck, your criticism on this one is ill founded. Being a little thoughtful can go a long way to solving some of our problems, or writing useful comments.

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57fender commented on Protect lives, license cyclists

On further reflection this otherwise silly idea may have some merit as a city fund raiser. None of the thousands of visitors we have every year and who rent bikes to enjoy their time with us will have licenses, so they can be easily identified (by their rented bikes) and fined for not hav…

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57fender commented on Protect lives, license cyclists

This is a new low, or perhaps a new high, in foolishness on the part of the IME when it comes to encouraging silly, pointless governmental programs.

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57fender commented on Send the money back

"federal largesse", "federal funds"... the writer of this piece seems to think that these funds are a gift from Washington DC. As every thinking citizen knows they are monies collected from taxpayers, including taxpayers in Idaho. Take the $2000 cap on Medicare drug costs. The cost of dru…

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57fender commented on Leave Festival Meadow as a meadow

While I'm not a big fan of hers, Judy Collins perhaps said it best in Big Yellow Taxi, "Pave paradise and put up a parking lot'. I'd suggest the counsel consider leaving the meadow as it is, since it's pretty great at conveying the open and undisturbed feel that has made SV so unique, but…

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Ms. Owens, you seem to be somewhat short sighted in your thinking on this issue. If you’re going to need ready access to abortion services work to insure that your state legislature permits same, or go to a state that does. Five unelected judges should not be inventing “constitutional rig…

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Rep. Mike, perhaps you might consider addressing the contribution of the National Rifle Association to the tidal wave of gun violence consuming our Nation. I'm sure every responsible gun owner wants to keep guns out of the hands of incompetent, criminal and deranged people. Yet the NRA ha…

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Speaking about guns and mental health, twice as many people use a gun to commit suicide than are killed in a gun related murder. If you choose to own a gun you need to store it in a secure place where your children, in particular, your teenage children and depressed spouse or partner cann…

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Just to be clear Mr. Musk’s increase in wealth is a result of an increase in the value of the stock he owns in the company he founded. Of course when the price of the stock goes down he looses a lot of that wealth. He is paid one dollar ($1.00) a year for all of his actual work in running…

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What is "their fair share of taxes'? According to the IRS the top1% of income earners earn 20% of this country's total income. That same group pays 40% of all federal income taxes. Seems more that fair to me.