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Re: “Idaho Assisted Living Facility, Targeted in Prior Investigation, Has License Reinstated

This is one of those news stories that often ends up excluded or on page 59 since it's just a bunch of old farts who have been put out to pasture.

And like everything else now, these assisted living setups have been targeted by greedy entrepreneurs looking to make a killing off guilt ridden relatives and senile old folks.

Nursing homes have a long notorious history of abusing their occupants in a myriad number of ways in order to cream off as much profit as possible.

With an increasing number of Americans living longer, assisted living investors and operators realized they had a virtually unregulated goldmine on their hands, and in characteristic fashion, they’ve milked these operations with delight.

Although some states don’t allow medical care in these facilities, a recent study by Johns Hopkins University researchers found that more than 2/3 of residents are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The whole Memory Care thing is just an up-charge marketing gimmick to appeal to families of elderly people they can no longer care for, while staff members are generally not well-trained to do dementia care.

This article just scratches the surface:…

Posted by watcher on 04/18/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Babies, Bathwater and Cannabis Oil

If he thinks something that is safe for child consumption is a danger to the public. Then WHY THE HELL are drugs like oxycontin, codiene, hydrocodone, benzodiazepines, and Ritalin, still perfectly legal? People who take those are WAY more susceptible to abuse them, become addicted, overdose, distribute, and/or die on. And not to mention that just about anyone with insurance can get some form of these drugs and doctors, more often than not, will over-prescribe. If "Butcher" even cared the slightest about Idahoans health and safety he would have done the same with half the pills on the market today. But why would he speak out against those companies when they are the ones financing his corrupt ass.

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Posted by John doe on 04/17/2015 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Idaho Jobless Rate Drops Again, Now at 3.8 Percent

I wish the governor would stop putting out doctored employment numbers, these are all LIES! what idiots here would say if this report was about national employment numbers. THANKS, OBAMA!

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Posted by donaldaq63 on 04/17/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Idaho Jobless Rate Drops Again, Now at 3.8 Percent

Come on now!

How often do we have to be subjected to this fallacious crap, produced by the masters-of-bull to lull the sheep into complacency?

This is just wasted news-space unless the goal is to assist the manipulators in their nefarious plan to fool the public into taking on more debt, while the banking parasites siphon off increasing amounts of wealth.

What say we shoot for an ’alternative’ viewpoint to the mainstream doctored statistics and have a feature that focuses on the actual lies, damned lies and statistics that this sort of ‘news’ article puts forward as valid information for public consumption?

As a suggestion, the alternative news item might start out with something like “Here they go again with manipulated employment statistics to fool the good citizens of Idaho one more time………”

And another suggestion is for the news crew to spend a few minutes looking at in order to get an idea how far off the mark these phony employment statistics are.

If the news staff is already aware how fallacious these statistics are, then how about adding an emoticon to the news item that basically conveys ‘You’re got to be shi**ing me, this is bull****!”

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Posted by watcher on 04/17/2015 at 7:01 PM


There is no authenticity to any argument that begins with "scientists say this" or "scientists say that". Those are just phrases that political people (who are not scientists) use when shouting "is NOT" seems to be loosing the argument to the other side shouting "is TOO"!

Posted by Roger Wells on 04/17/2015 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Official State Dumbshit: WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

Well said and well played.... :) it'd be REALLY funny IF it wasn't so sadly true....

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Posted by Rick Haley on 04/17/2015 at 5:31 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Babies, Bathwater and Cannabis Oil


I hate the voters in this state.

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Posted by donaldaq63 on 04/17/2015 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

I suppose we could try for natural herd immunity. Just let everyone take their chances. Of course, when your newborn infant becomes one an unfortunate casualty of pertussis because nature deemed them too weak to fight off the infection, well, then you may sing a different tune. Perhaps you should ask your grandparents or great-grandparents what life was like with the threat of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria, and the like looming over their head. Maybe we have all become a bit too spoiled with the lives vaccines have given us. Maybe we need a brutal reminder of how good we have it.

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Posted by Agatha on 04/17/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Official State Dumbshit: WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

Brilliantly done.

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Posted by Darren Russinger on 04/17/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

Both the pertussis and measles vaccines are clearly FAILING. There are reasons for this. Natural herd immunity is clearly the ONLY answer that ever was.

The Current Failure of Pertussis and Measles Vaccine

More Vaccine Reality!

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Posted by Lowell Hubbs on 04/17/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

Since your link seems to contain no credible/peer reviewed sources on it, let me assist you in that matter. Below are three peer reviewed journal articles with regard to this topic.

The general consensus of all of these is that yes, variants of the bacteria causing Whooping Cough exist. Yes, these variants do seem to be resistant to current vaccines as they are missing the protein the vaccine uses to attack the organism. No, it is not CERTAIN that these variants were created because of the existing vaccine. Yes, it is possible that the current vaccine promoted the organism to select for these mutations.

Does this mean all vaccines are the evil and the anti-vaxxers win? No, what is happening with Whooping Cough is something that happens naturally with every organism. It’s called natural selection. In this case, the bacteria experienced a beneficial mutation that allowed it to persist even when the host was vaccinated. As such, it was able to spread and reproduce. Mutation is something micro-organisms are particularly good at. The only thing we can do is adapt with it. We need to update the vaccine to account for the new strain.

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Posted by Kiki on 04/17/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County


(Excerpt): "We've had several positive cases here in our community, Wilson told the Tribune, adding the outbreak was occurring in families with children who aren't vaccinated. (end excerpt)

Please provide the exact breakdown of vaccinated vs unvaccinated.

The comment was very vague.

Does this mean 10 were fully vaccinated and one wasn't?

PLEASE quit falsely blaming the unvaccinated for a failed vaccine - a vaccine that's actually making matters worse because it's mutating the bacteria into a more virulent form.


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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County


Here's a collection of mainstream news stories and studies which prove the whooping cough vaccine is causing the bacteria to mutate - AND - that the overwhelming majority who contract WC are fully vaccinated:…


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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Who Watches the Watchmen?

Mayor Beiter used to be a down to earth honest guy but he's fallen to an all new low. NO Ombudsman in Boise NO Justice and know police oversight.
Beiter should be deeply ashamed of himself as a Lawyer for crossing the line and joining those who deny the civil and human rights of Idaho citizens.
Mayor, you lost our support and our vote.

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Posted by saftypays on 04/17/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Study: Too Many Hungry Idaho Children

When are YOU spineless Idaho Sheep going to standup for our kids.
Now the scum sucking Idaho Law Makers are turning down 90 Million from the feds witch will basically shut down Head Start and abandon Idaho's poor.
Idaho is NOT A Democracy. I can't imagine the LDS backing this blunder but who knows maybe they're trying to get rid of the rest of us? Even the Idaho gun toting Rednecks with minimum wage jobs will feel the pinch when the food stamps stop coming. Who they gonna shoot then?

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Posted by saftypays on 04/17/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Amazing Rescue as Vehicle Rolls To Edge of Lewiston Cliff

It was 29-year-old Jason Warnock of Lewiston who appeared on the scene, rescued the driver of the vehicle, and left. Police have since identified Warnock, thanked him for his heroic efforts, and then cited him for leaving the scene of an accident.

Posted by fahjya on 04/17/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Otter Vetoes Cannabis Oil Bill

Earth to Butch! It's 2015 Butch. If this product (round up tolerant of course) was for suffering cows or horses you would have rammed it down the throats of the Legislature. Kids are on their own. Was this more of the "God's Will" mindset? Good Lord people, why do we keep voting for this guy. He's not a bad guy, he just has no business as our Chief Executive.

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Posted by Randall on 04/17/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Robert

I saw this story on television and the one photo they showed looked like a photo of my son. It still breaks my heart to think of this lovely child being treated like that. I live in Virginia but I have Robert's name on a piece of paper on my desk to remind me to always keep my eyes and heart open to all children around me so maybe one can be saved.

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Posted by Barbara Simmons Reeder on 04/17/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Jim Waddell

lower monumental goose certainly was, 'ey?......

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Posted by Jim on 04/17/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Otter Vetoes Cannabis Oil Bill

i suspect that clem is just waiting for sen. jimbo to hook them up with a pharma-bribe......
something on the order of marinol at $600/pill

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Posted by Jim on 04/17/2015 at 8:46 AM

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