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Welfare or Workfare?
Posted Sunday, July 19, at 1:01 PM
There were eight paupers in the Boise County hospital in February 1865, when the Idaho World suggested that they could be taken care of for less money by starting an "alms or poor house," the name used for such an institution going back to England in the 16th century. ...

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The times are changing
Posted Saturday, June 27, at 11:30 AM

It seems fitting that 50 years since major changes to the political and social landscape of our country, that this week we saw two other great changes to those same two landscapes. This blog is about Fridays event. LGBT folks have been around a very long time and in some places were very open about their sexuality. ...

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This is a Man and a Company that GETS IT! A celebration of what America should be about!
Posted Wednesday, July 4, at 8:46 AM

I have made no secret of my distain for big businesses that put profit ahead of morality. Kind of like, all for me, and screw the rest of you. GSK is an extreme example, but it is happening far to often today, therefore my distain. I have never been a fan of this company , but not for the reason I gave, I'm just not a fan of yuppydom. (My new word)...

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What the next World War might look like
Posted Monday, June 25, at 6:54 PM

There is a lot of talk about building up our military at a substantial cost to us the taxpayer. There will be skirmishes for sure, but nothing big enough to justify the dollars spent. How many of you have followed the news about "Flame" and "Stuxnet"? This where the next real war will be fought. ...

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Ever wonder what the air could look like without the EPA?
Posted Tuesday, June 5, at 9:03 AM

The EPA, that annoying job killer that so many want to dismantle, has the responsibility of keeping the air we breath and the water we drink relatively clean. A health forest is essential to cleansing the air, that is a fact. Imagine no EPA and unrestricted coal burning power plants. This is an example of what was happening before the first controls were put in place...

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This is when you don’t get a re-do!
Posted Tuesday, May 15, at 6:09 AM

Yes, I am fairly liberal on social issues. Does that make me stupid or silly as some have said? I truly don't care! I oppose the death penalty and this article shows why. I really hope the relatives sue the state for everything it has!

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Posted Sunday, May 13, at 5:24 AM

Using tradition as justification for denying a basic human right is as antiquated as this style of text. Selective use of biblical text from Leviticus while ignoring other parts of Leviticus makes about as much sense as using multiple fonts while writing a blog. It may be an eye catcher, but adds no substance. It simply serves as a distraction...

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How to distort the truth without lying ?
Posted Thursday, May 10, at 8:08 PM

Who wrote this is of no consequence. Where I found it is of no consequence. The subject matter is of no consequence. What is of consequence is how easy it is to completely distort what a person says by only using part of the statement. When I was growing up, doing what I'm going to show you was called LYING! Today it just seems to be the norm, often used for political gain. ...

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I really thought it was a joke, really!!!!!!!
Posted Wednesday, May 9, at 8:24 PM

I really did! I read this article and I thought, naw, that just isn't possible. So I went to youtube, boy was I wrong! Now I know I'm just a simple minded liberal, but really, this guy gets air time on Fox News? Article

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Reality ??
Posted Thursday, May 3, at 6:33 PM

I read this commentary and it helped me understand certain peoples difficulty wrapping their head around certain facts. You see, it simply doesn't fit their definition of reality. See if they accepted certain things, then they would have to admit that their perception of reality is completely skewed. ...

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This is for the ABO crowd. You know who you are.
Posted Sunday, April 22, at 7:38 AM

I was reading news articles this morning and came across this. I wonder if these issues have been brought up by YOUR media. Mitt Romney's plan to reduce Federal spending includes cuts to border security, food inspection, veterans pensions, and other programs. ...

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If you could ask Gov. Romney any question, what would it be?
Posted Monday, April 16, at 3:49 PM

I'm sure all of us would love the opportunity to do just that. No scripts, just stand 2 feet away and ask just one question and expect to get a straight forward, plain English answer. I doubt I would ever get the opportunity, but if I did, my question would be,...

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News flash from Fox News
Posted Sunday, April 15, at 7:12 AM

I keep hearing how Fox News is sooo great. If this is peoples idea of greatness, I just don't understand it. In a recent interview Fox News host Geraldo Rivera sparked outrage--including from his own son, apparently--by suggesting on Friday that Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen shot dead last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer, courted violence by wearing a hoodie. That piece of clothing killed Martin, according to Rivera "as surely as George Zimmerman."...

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Jesus in the Quran?? Can it be?
Posted Monday, April 9, at 7:58 PM

I got the idea for this blog this morning while listening to a local AM talk radio show. The topic was religion in politics and a gentleman called in and dropped the above bombshell. Needless to say, this piqued my curiosity. So off I went in search of information. ...

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Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei NSDAP
Posted Sunday, April 8, at 1:06 PM

Did I get your attention with the title? This blog was inspired by a fellow bloggers admonition to watch the History Channel and learn about Adolf Hitler and the NAZI's. I hate TV for the most part, but I do love to read. The blogger in question has frequently called our sitting President a Leftist, Socialist, Communist and likened him to Hitler, all the while posting pictures of Hitler as well as many patriotic pictures. ...

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National Health Care and an interesting opinion
Posted Friday, April 6, at 6:38 PM

I tend to read Ed Lotterman's columns because they tend to be in plain English when dealing with the subject of Economics. I agree with some of his columns and disagree with others. Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, and there are times they smell bad. I'm doing a copy and paste since some of you don't like links. The first part is his most recent column and the second part is his bio from his web site. He makes some very interesting points, including one I wasn't aware of...

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Profiteering is NOT the American way or is it?
Posted Thursday, March 22, at 7:23 PM

Well, as you can tell from my last blog, I've put profiteers in my sights. Profiteering at the expense of the pocketbooks of the American public when it comes to the price of gasoline is reprehensible at best. Profiteering when it comes to peoples lives, that in my not so humble opinion is CRIMINAL! What have we as a people come to, when turning a buck is more important than a persons life? Read for yourself about how far some people will go to turn a buck. This ticks me off to no end!...

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Oil or ? and where should we drill?
Posted Wednesday, March 21, at 7:24 PM

I'm sure there are those of you that remember my T. Boone Pickens blog. Well, I'm going to expand on that. For those of you who feel absolutely committed to gasoline, fine! I could care less! Me, I want to be able to have a CHOICE! Big oil helped write the regulations that prevent me from converting my vehicle to CNG. ...

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What can’t you live without in your kitchen?
Posted Saturday, March 10, at 4:12 PM

I have several things and thought I would share them. I'm sure we all have those items that we just can't live without. Mistreat the pan on top and you DIE! The item on the bottom I bought on a whim when Big Lots had a bunch of them as factory re-packs. God bless Ron Popeil's pointy little heart. This thing works as advertised! If you can get it on the spit or in the basket, it will cook it!...

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The things a “LIBERAL” reads early on Sunday mornings.
Posted Sunday, March 4, at 7:34 AM

Now that I've got your attention, this is an article that caught the eye of this "TYPYCAL LIBERAL" who advocates the Mormon model for social welfare, OMG those that can, should have to give back something in the way of time and or labor for their benefits. This "TYPICAL LIBERAL" who advocates, are you ready for this?, limits being put on what can be bought with food stamps. What, you mean soda and Twinkies or Ho-Ho's aren't food?...

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Roy Pratt
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Almost 65 and retired. Raised by an East Coast liberal. I am also a child of the sixties.