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  • Idaho could try to force a Covid-19 vaccine on you. Here’s how.

    07/14/2020 12:27:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | July 10, 2020 | Wayne Hoffman
    Given the fact that just about anyone with a government title is trying to mandate mask-wearing, I predict the next big fight will be about mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations. If that seems far-fetched, especially in our state, remember this: Not so long ago, it also seemed far-fetched that Idaho officials would order people to stay home and close businesses indefinitely, fine people for hosting yard sales, or arrest them for being at a playground. Long before Covid-19 was a blip on the radar, special interest groups and state agencies were methodically working to expand protocols for vaccinations and recordkeeping in the...
  • Idaho started shaking March 31. Why hasn’t it stopped? Geologists research Sawtooth fault

    07/08/2020 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 7/6/2020 | Natalia Gutierrez-Pinto & Nicole Blanchard
    The shaking started March 31. That’s when the Sawtooth mountain range in central Idaho trembled with a 6.5-magnitude earthquake — the second strongest ever recorded in Idaho. From that very moment, geologists rushed to the epicenter area — 45 miles west of Challis — to start collecting valuable information that could help them understand what happened. Three months later, the rumbling still hasn’t subsided as aftershocks continue to jar the area. But now scientists have a better idea of what may have led to the major earthquake — and it’s helping them uncover some other secrets buried under Idaho’s soil....
  • Mayor McLean is Wrong About Intimidation

    07/02/2020 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Code 3 To 1 ^ | July 1, 2020 | Keith Graves
    <p>Yesterday, a group of protestors converged on Boise City Hall to advocate for the defunding of the Boise Police Department. You can see the rally flyer below. Among other things, rally organizers asked people to wear a mask, gloves and eye protection.</p>
  • awesome fricken night in Boise Idaho!! (Twitter)

    07/01/2020 6:33:41 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brady611
    @Brady611: What an awesome fricken night in Boise Idaho!!! BLM protest downtown city hall! We out numbered them 5 to 1!!!! About 3,200 people showed up. I saw three different biker clubs, women with sidearms, everybody was Back the Blue. Just overwhelmed them. Awesome night! @Oh Scott: I was happy to welcome the group of patriots with my blue bullhorn. As I told the proud Americans "We aren't about to put up with any looting or violence in our great state". Also see #BoiseProtests for the radical communist side. They claim a 2:1 advantage over the "counter protestors."
  • Senators Rand Paul, King, Crapo and Lee Reintroduce FAIR Act to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

    06/26/2020 10:48:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 25 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will uphold the Fifth Amendment and ensure government agencies no longer profit from taking American citizens’ property without due process....
  • Former IDOC officer charged with having sexual contact with inmate.

    06/24/2020 8:27:21 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 17 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | June 8, 2020 | Tommy Simmons
    BOISE — A former Idaho Department of Correction correctional officer has a court date set after prosecutors say she had illegal sexual contact with an inmate at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. Miranda Ackerman, 29, of Nampa turned herself in to the Ada County Jail on Friday night, after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest, according to Patrick Orr, spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. She’s charged with having sexual contact with an adult inmate, a felony, and unlawfully introducing contraband into a correctional institution, a misdemeanor. Police and prosecutors believe she had sexual contact with the...
  • Idaho university backs Black Lives Matter effort with leftist ‘resources’

    06/23/2020 9:02:10 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 19, 2020 | Wayne Hoffman
    Public money should never be used to support a political agenda. Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening at the University of Idaho, which decided to explicitly provide backing for the most radical elements of the controversial Black Lives Matter program. A university vice provost emailed students this week to announce the school’s “series of Black Lives Matter events” “where discussions surrounding systems of oppression will occur.” That’s what tipped me off to the fact that the school also created a website containing “ways to get involved and support the Black Lives Matter movement.” The university’s “resources” page contains more than 100...
  • BSU prof uses university email to encourage support for group that wants to defund police, end capitalism

    06/23/2020 8:49:31 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 15, 2020 | Dustin Hurst
    A Boise State University assistant professor used her publicly-funded email account and access to students’ contact information to raise funds for a group that seeks to end capitalism and defund police nationwide. The assistant professor, Les Hutchinson Campos, also offered students tips for protesting without getting caught or injured. She promised additional help to students if they asked. “I’m just an email away. And, if you want to talk on the phone or video chat about what’s going on, please email me. I have an open schedule to talk with you,” Hutchinson Campos wrote in a June 11 email. “You...
  • COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO STANDS UP…ANTIFA STANDS DOWN! (How to deal with antifa rioters)

    06/21/2020 7:44:15 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 182 replies
    ItsMac.com ^ | 6/2/2020 | Daniella Cross
    If you ventured to downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last night you would think you had entered a Militia family reunion. No one has an accurate count of how many heavily armed citizens came out to support peaceful protestors and protect local businesses and citizens against shipped in ANTIFA members but it was certainly HUNDREDS, perhaps over a THOUSAND. “We just drove downtown Coeur d’Alene. It is packed with armed citizens. I’ve never seen so many AR-15s in my life. There’s at least a thousand armed citizens walking on the sidewalks and the streets are packed with cars and trucks with...
  • JJ and Tylee - Probable Cause Affidavit for Chad Daybell (my title)

    06/19/2020 7:00:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    fox10 ^ | June 19, 2020 | Justin Lum
    Justin Lum Fox 10 Phoenix PROBABLE CAUSE AFFIDAVIT: Here are the 11 pages in unredacted documents in the affidavit to arrest Chad Daybell. There are graphic details and I will include my Twitter thread here so you can also see the main bullet points I shared.
  • Idaho Now Has To Pay People To Go Back To Work

    06/16/2020 9:04:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a subject that we’ve been covering here ever since the coronavirus stimulus bill was first being debated in Congress. Having passed a measure providing enhanced unemployment benefits with no cap on the amount of the payments based on the worker’s previous rate of pay, a condition was created where a majority of the unemployed are now collecting more than they did on their last job. That doesn’t provide much of an incentive to go back to work, particularly if you can point to your concerns about the virus as a reason to stay home.In Idaho, Republican Governor...
  • Idaho church to remove Robert E. Lee stained-glass image, repents for ‘white supremacy’

    06/16/2020 6:53:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16 2020 | Caleb Parke
    One of the largest churches in Boise, Idaho, apologized for participating in "white supremacy" and announced it is removing the likeness of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a stained-glass window. In a statement, the pastors and staff at the Cathedral of the Rockies began by "acknowledging our own sin with a stained glass window," which also features presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. "The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor brought long-overdue urgency to our discernment process," the church board wrote in a statement to members. "We are reminded of our privilege. We have waited...
  • Coming together for CASA (GOOD NEWS Fun Run SUPPORTING Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!)

    06/14/2020 10:48:52 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 4 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | June 14, 2020 | Bill Buley
    When Idaho State Police Capt. John Kempf shouted “Stop. Police,” at the group of about 50 at McEuen Park on Saturday, they ignored that command. Instead, they ran. Sirens began screaming. Lights started flashing. Adults and kids kept running. And Kempf watched and smiled. Some ISP troopers on hand even applauded. “This is exciting, especially in light of the COVID stuff and everything else that’s going on, so it’s great to see the community coming together for a cause,” he said. That cause was the “ISP 5K Foot Pursuit,” an event to highlight the partnership between CASA (Court Appointed Special...
  • Cd’A pens support for rights of armed citizens

    06/07/2020 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 6 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho) ^ | June 6, 2020 | Craig Northrup
    A Friday afternoon (June 4, 2020) letter signed by Mayor Steve Widmyer and the Coeur d'Alene City Council expressed support for the rights of armed citizens who have been patrolling downtown since Monday. “It’s tough,” said Councilman Dan Gookin, “because the cops want to stay neutral. The cops want to do their job. We are the ones who take positions on this. But everyone’s been behaving marvelously. There’s been a lot of people downtown — I’m going to call them ‘militia,’ because I don’t know what else to call them. There’s been a lot of militia downtown, and they’ve been...
  • Senate letter to President Trump Supporting H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

    06/05/2020 2:02:50 PM PDT · by jroehl · 18 replies
    US Senate ^ | May 26, 2020 | US Senate
    May 27, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, We write today to urge you to consider the important role non-immigrant temporary visa programs will play in aiding post-pandemic economic recovery in America. Any changes to these programs should be very narrowly tailored to prevent additional damage to the already struggling American small businesses who rely on the assistance made possible through these visas. The coronavirus pandemic has brought devastating loss of life and livelihood across our country. As we begin to reopen,...
  • Armed ‘Patriots’ patrol Coeur d’Alene (Idaho)

    06/02/2020 11:32:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bill Buley
    Reports and rumors that groups bent on rioting and violence in Coeur d’Alene brought out men and women with guns on Monday determined to stop them if they arrive. Dan Carson was patrolling Sherman Avenue with an AR-12 automatic 12-gauge across his chest, an AR-15 strapped to his back, two 9mm handguns holstered and a .38 special, too. “I heard there are some people on the way who shouldn’t be here,” he said early Monday evening. Those people, he said, were Antifa and Proud Boys, militant far-left and far-right groups. Carson said he was in Spokane Sunday night helping protect...
  • Melanie Gibb describes Chad and Lori Daybells’ religious beliefs and her relationship with the couple

    05/28/2020 8:31:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | May, 28, 2020 | Nate Eaton
    "Melanie Gibb likely knows more about Chad and Lori Daybell’s relationship than anyone else. She was Lori’s best friend, attended conferences where Chad spoke and was with them the moment they met. She saw the pair’s friendship quickly turn into something more and says Lori confided intimate details about the couple’s activities, beliefs and future together. Gibb is an extremely private person who has been in hiding since December. That’s when police announced Lori’s children, 8-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, were missing. Their mother has refused to say where they are and is in the Madison County...
  • McLean’s transition team envisions Boise as the next Portland, San Francisco

    05/27/2020 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 53 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dustin Hurst
    Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is looking to mold the city of Boise from a sleepy capital to a regional hub of art, entertainment, commerce, and, apparently, communism. The details are in a report, “A more equitable city for everyone.” The document, released by the mayor’s office in April, flew under the radar as Boiseans dealt with the Coronavirus-induced chaos. On Friday, the Boise Guardian wrote about the report and deemed the document as “worthy of discussion.” Unfortunately for taxpayers and small business owners and ultimately customers, who would bear the brunt, McLean paints the picture of a Boise that looks...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • Panhandle Health District (North Idaho): Two new virus cases since Friday

    05/21/2020 8:09:00 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 3 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | May 21, 2020 | Anonymous
    There have been two new cases of the coronavirus reported in the Panhandle Health District since Friday. PHD reports there are a total of 70 cases, with 66 in Kootenai County and four in Bonner County. Boundary, Benewah and Shoshone counties still have no cases. Sixty-seven of the cases are no longer being monitored. As of Wednesday, only seven of the 70 cases have resulted in hospitalizations. There has not been the feared outbreak of cases since restaurants, salons and gyms reopened Friday. Gov. Brad Little’s reopening plan for the state allows bars to open May 30.