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Old 09-12-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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We just spent a week in Boise 5 to 6 weeks ago, and no - we do not think Boise has the worst drivers. We could see some increasing problems soon, judging by all the construction giving way to growth.

But as it is now, the only thing we complained about were the LONGEST timed traffic lights ever. Maybe it helps with the flow, I don't know.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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We just spent a week in Boise 5 to 6 weeks ago, and no - we do not think Boise has the worst drivers. We could see some increasing problems soon, judging by all the construction giving way to growth.

But as it is now, the only thing we complained about were the LONGEST timed traffic lights ever. Maybe it helps with the flow, I don't know.
Ditto! And not sure if it helps with flow, but have noticed that too many drivers turn left on red arrows, probably as a result of sitting in line for a long time. Dangerous practice!
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I think there is an element that doesn't get considered much. Politi-culture wise, Idaho may as well be a southern state. Lots of religion and conservatism from the very beginning in Idaho. But people have moves here from other areas and brought different politi-cultures here and there is a clash of new vs old ideology. Idaho does have a lot of flat out bigotry, religious based discrimination and of pandering to the wealthy. Now, I'm not saying that its the worst state for that, but it does exist and there is a lot of denial about that because it works out beautifully for some people. That being said, there are also a lot of forward thinking reasonable people as well. 10-15 years ago there was a lot of negative sentiment about the latter group of people, but that has eased up a lot over the years and Idaho has slowly been joining the 21st century.

But yes, Idaho doesn't do much to clean snow off the roads, winters are looong and grey but definitely not Wisconsin cold. Compared to many areas Idaho has a short spring and fall, and a long winter and summer. Most people will be happy in the Boise area, it probably is the all around most agreeable part of Idaho in all categories.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I think there is an element that doesn't get considered much. Politi-culture wise, Idaho may as well be a southern state. Lots of religion and conservatism from the very beginning in Idaho. But people have moves here from other areas and brought different politi-cultures here and there is a clash of new vs old ideology. Idaho does have a lot of flat out bigotry, religious based discrimination and of pandering to the wealthy. Now, I'm not saying that its the worst state for that, but it does exist and there is a lot of denial about that because it works out beautifully for some people. That being said, there are also a lot of forward thinking reasonable people as well. 10-15 years ago there was a lot of negative sentiment about the latter group of people, but that has eased up a lot over the years and Idaho has slowly been joining the 21st century.

But yes, Idaho doesn't do much to clean snow off the roads, winters are looong and grey but definitely not Wisconsin cold. Compared to many areas Idaho has a short spring and fall, and a long winter and summer. Most people will be happy in the Boise area, it probably is the all around most agreeable part of Idaho in all categories.
Not sure what your exact point is here. Idaho is conservative, yes, but I never experienced bigotry or religious discrimination.

As for weather, Idaho, atleast in the north and Boise, are moderated by being closer to the Pacific. All bets are off in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, which have much more in common with the Rocky Mountain West.

Perhaps there is a side of Idaho you have not yet met.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Not sure what your exact point is here. Idaho is conservative, yes, but I never experienced bigotry or religious discrimination.

As for weather, Idaho, atleast in the north and Boise, are moderated by being closer to the Pacific. All bets are off in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, which have much more in common with the Rocky Mountain West.

Perhaps there is a side of Idaho you have not yet met.
I haven't noticed discrimination and bigotry lately, but I have experienced some myself and known a few people who have as well a few years ago. I had a lesbian friend who was fired as soon as her boss found out. I wrote a letter to the editor in the IPT and received death threats in the mail for basically saying that what gay people do is their own business. A friend of mine had been exposed as an atheist and got fired, a brick through his window and a few threats as well. I had a Hispanic friend who had been beaten and told to go back where he came from, which was Caldwell. These things all happened between 5 and 10 years ago, but it has left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. This element of haters does exist in the area, probably about the same percentage as most areas this size, but make no mistake it is out there.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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This makes sense to me, as Idaho is easily one of the top 5 most conservative states in the country.



Again, not surprising -- it has been empirically demonstrated that those who adhere to conservative ideologies are more likely to be racist.

I follow Derrick Wilburn, CHOA, Larry Elder, Connie Rice, Thomas Sowell and several other Conservative websites. All Conservative, none racist.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I follow Derrick Wilburn, CHOA, Larry Elder, Connie Rice, Thomas Sowell and several other Conservative websites. All Conservative, none racist.
Exactly.

And the same with Idaho. Unfortunately, a few odd, crazy folks have brought this racist/bigoted idea to the rest of the country. Also, unfortunately, a few posts here and there will not dispel it anytime soon. I can just go on my experience living in Idaho the past decade+, in both Boise and other smaller areas. I will repeat, I have never experienced racial or religious bigoted ideas in my time there. I can only speak for myself, and yes, I am a white male who is non-LDS. I no longer live in Idaho, but its racial or religious climate is not the reason I left. For those who choose to keep this argument alive, so be it, but in my true belief, it is false.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth, Milky Way
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I think there is an element that doesn't get considered much. Politi-culture wise, Idaho may as well be a southern state. Lots of religion and conservatism from the very beginning in Idaho. But people have moves here from other areas and brought different politi-cultures here and there is a clash of new vs old ideology. Idaho does have a lot of flat out bigotry, religious based discrimination and of pandering to the wealthy. Now, I'm not saying that its the worst state for that, but it does exist and there is a lot of denial about that because it works out beautifully for some people. That being said, there are also a lot of forward thinking reasonable people as well. 10-15 years ago there was a lot of negative sentiment about the latter group of people, but that has eased up a lot over the years and Idaho has slowly been joining the 21st century.

But yes, Idaho doesn't do much to clean snow off the roads, winters are looong and grey but definitely not Wisconsin cold. Compared to many areas Idaho has a short spring and fall, and a long winter and summer. Most people will be happy in the Boise area, it probably is the all around most agreeable part of Idaho in all categories.
You have to take the good with the bad. Utopian state does not exist. I have lived in 3 other states. All of them had issues and problems. Arizona a right to work state like Idaho didn't pay beans either. Its why we all left. Idaho has growth though. Where there is growth their is opportunity for hard workers.

I just moved from Bay area. The level of housing cost in bay area is crazy. Youll make more but you will only be working to make your house payment of 5k a month.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Boise
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I wasn't exactly trying to Idaho bash, I know that everywhere has its problems. I was just trying to be straight up about Idaho problems. There are definitely worse states to be in that have more problems. I just don't like to sugar coat or pretend these problems don't exist because its worse somewhere else. Idaho is a decent enough place to live, it just belongs somewhere near Texarkana
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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And Thank God for that! Because it would be a shame if all the states were the same, or if Idaho turned into New York, California, Massachusetts or some such. and it's location is perfect!
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