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John Livingston

Racism in Medical Education

Higher education has become obsessed with “woke culture.” I graduated from Medical School at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY in 1976. Already at that time “sensitivity training” and cultural awareness programs were starting up. These were not in the basic or clinical sciences but could be found in Public Health Departments. The Department of Engineering at […]

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John Livingston

Join the Fight

Over the past few months, I have had several conversations with Catholic Priests and Protestant Ministers, and several Religious Catholic Sisters about the lack of support amongst the clergy and the institutions of “The Church” for support of fundamental Christian Principles specifically about RIGHT TO LIFE issues like the rights of the Unborn Child, end […]

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John Livingston

Never be Tame

C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian apologetics. Probably best known for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. In a collection of essays first printed in 1958 under the title “God in The Dock”, he warns us how science and good intentions can be perverted by the State. Hitler’s scientific justification for the Holocaust and […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Congratulations, Kevin Miller

Once again our very own conservative radio talk show host Kevin Miller of 580 KIDO radio has been nominated a fourth time for a Marconi Award for Medium Market Personality of the Year. This is considered one of the most prestigious awards given out in radio. The winners will be announced during the NAB Marconi […]

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Idahoans are ridding themselves of the Good Old Boys Club

This past Saturday another powerful Idaho establishment Republican was ousted from his position and replaced with a more liberty minded person.  When Ammon Bundy announced that he was running for governor last year the Idaho Good Old Boys about lost their minds. Tom Luna, the Republican Chairman, called an emergency meeting and published a full-page […]

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John Livingston

Extremist Bullies Rule our State

For the past 4 days I have read and listened to folks in the media opine about the “deep fractures” in the Idaho Republican Party. I reviewed the press release from Take Back Idaho (TBI) implying that our new Republican Party Chairwoman is an “extremist”. Like a bully who has just been “stuffed in the […]

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John Livingston

Is Money more important than Medicine?

Thank you to Jann Higdem in helping me with the collection and review of the data included in this article. There is so much that went wrong with the Covid response strategies and very little is being reported about out briefs or after-action reports or clinical MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY reviews. Mitigation strategies failed. Vaccinations—my family […]

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John Livingston

Moral Distress and the Corruption of Power

Andrew Jameton in his book published in 1984 Nursing Practice: The Medical Issues, described the conflict that nurses experience during medical dilemmas. “Moral distress arises when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional constraints make it nearly impossible to pursue the right course of action”. These words were written forty-eight years prior to […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Rep. Dorothy Moon Wins Republican Party Chair

What’s Next for Idaho? Bundy? What a breath of fresh air that has just blown into the Republican Party hierarchy with the election of Dorothy Moon as the new Chairperson. No longer will we have to endure that Saturday morning diatribes of Loony Luna and Moaning Miller on that RINO propaganda show “Red Wave Radio”. […]

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John Livingston

Dog Spit Heals Wounds

Several weeks ago, I was blessed to spend a week in Boise with my two grandsons. While playing in our back yard, the eldest Brayden—all of five years, fell out of a tree and skinned his leg. He was mostly frightened by the episode, and he started to cry. He had a bleeding wound on […]

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John Livingston

It IS All Connected

My best friend in life and adopted brother is Fr. Lance Krzywicki. Before becoming a Catholic Priest, Fr. Lance was a Wall Street Attorney and Financier. While in New York he became friends with Cardinal John Joseph O’Conner. On Holy Saturday of 1987 I became a member of the Catholic Church after undergoing ” The […]

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An Open Letter to Rep. Mike Simpson: Breaching four dams on the Snake River to supposedly save the salmon

I read your information concerning salmon and other issues concerning the breaching of four dams on the Snake River. I appreciate your information, but you did not address what I listed as major problems to improve salmon recovery without dam breaching. These are: THE COST OF $33 BILLION ADDS TO OUR BLOATED NATIONAL DEBT: We […]

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