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Come no more upon me, a warning letter from Ammon Bundy

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 From: Ammon Bundy To: Blake Higley; Scott Bedke; Whitney Welsh; Chris Roth; Anne McDevitt; Erik Stidham; Brad Little; Chris Topmiller; Keith Reynolds; RE: Warning I Ammon Bundy respectfully come seeking relief that my family and I may live in peace and not be harassed at your hands anymore.   As […]

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John Livingston

The Smell of Money

My wife and I passed the Capitol on State Street yesterday on our way up to Table rock to look at the Elk herd wintering on the Boise front. There was little going on at the Capitol inside or outside four days before Inauguration Day. We didn’t see any Elk, but we did see a […]

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John Livingston

Legalized Corruption in Government Sponsored Medical Care

Who will Stop the Corruption, Malfeasance and Complicity? Two items crossed my computer screen this morning within minutes of each other. One was an e-mail from an Idaho State Legislator complaining about my use of the word “corruption”. He believed by my describing many of the processes that occur in our state government in the […]

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John Livingston

Old Soldiers

One of the hardest aspects about retiring, I still hope to volunteer and hope to do mission work, is accepting the fact that I am increasingly becoming professionally less relevant. In some ways, this has crossed over into my personal life. Last Mother’s Day my granddaughter and I approached the maitre d at The River […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

The Shameful Corporate Support for Abortion

Why are corporations leading the charge against the Supreme Court reversal on Roe v Wade?. You don’t have to look too hard to find that it is the corporate world who is vehemently against this decision purely for monetary reasons. Corporations were quick to come out and say they would be willing to pay for […]

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John Livingston

What is True of the Part

The fallacy of composition is an informal fallacy that arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole. My two closest adult friends are Catholic Priests. . Fr. Pat Russell was a legend in the Idaho Catholic Community. Standing all […]

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John Livingston

End Corruption in Government — Draw Candidates’ Names from a Hat

I have received hundreds of e-mails over the past few months from many people who take umbrage with my use of the word “corruption” when discussing our political leaders and the activities within agencies of Idaho State government. I have responded that corruption is a process that does not have to be illegal, but many […]

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John Livingston

If not now, when

Cronyism and corruption are alive and well in Idaho. But the political elites and the establishment media are getting worried about “We the People”. Last week on KTVB Brian Holmes and his “team” produced a very glitzy “Hit” piece on the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) that completely backfired. I should send the crew a box […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Covid is All about Money & Control

We have been talking about how the CDC has been fudging death figures from covid just like our Idaho Hospitals have been since this pandemic started. We now have the Director of the CDC coming out and saying publicly that 75% of deaths that occurred with people infected with covid but they had four comorbidities. […]

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John Livingston

The Covid “Boogey Man”

There has been a relentless and very personal attack on Dr. Ryan Cole over the past six months because of his differing scientific opinions regarding Covid-19 mitigation strategies and government policies. Dr. Cole has made a very considered and well-constructed argument supporting his positions. His professional credentials are impeccable. An Air Force Academy graduate, graduate […]

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Renewed Threats to Idaho

With the current administration promoting its America the Beautiful plan there will be a renewed effort by non-governmental organizations (NGO) to pursue as much land as possible for conservation in meeting the 30×30 objectives laid out in the plan.  That goal is conserving 30% of land and oceans in the United States by 2030.  NGOs are clamoring over each other to […]

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John Livingston News

Wokeness and Corruption and Priorities

I was blessed to have practiced surgery and medicine for 41 years. Half of those years were in the military and the other half in Boise. Since retiring from actively practicing medicine several years ago—I still teach in the military, I have been given the great gift of space and time so that I can […]

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