By Dr. John Livingston I will start by quoting words of wisdom from one of America’s great leaders, Ronald Reagan, “Millions of individuals making their own decisions in a marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government.” Your Health Idaho is just the type of marketplace.
I have been on a tear lately when it comes to the the green movement. I just finished work on a feature for MotorcycleJazz.com, Getting What You Bargained For, which explores the habits of a number of companies who market and sell to a broad variety of outdoor enthusiasts while, at the same time, quietly donating money to organizations that are out to keep some of them away from public lands. It was the most successful single feature in the six year history of MotorcycleJazz.com. Somehow, I get the feeling that I am not the only person out there who cares about the environment, but understands that humans developed opposable thumbs for a reason.
By Robert Myres I very nearly met Nelson Mandela one time. I was in Johannesburg and had been invited to a private fundraiser for Mandela’s charity. There were about 100 people at the dinner and the plan was that Mr. Mandela would visit each table to thank them for supporting his efforts to build schools in impoverished communities in South Africa.
By Michael H. O'Donnell Wrong is wrong when it comes to enslaving or killing people because of the color of their skin. And we should all be united in our resolve to believe this.
By Richard Larsen
Earlier this week I posted a graphic on my FaceBook wall that stated, “All across America a quiet rage is building against the assault upon American values. More so than ever in the history of America, the concerns and patience of its people are being tested, tried, and attacked by a group of elitists that are hell-bent on the destruction of this country.” It then ended with the phrase, “Refuse to remain silent!” Read more…
By Frank Priestley Wolf recovery in the Northern Rocky Mountains is one of the greatest success stories in the history of the Endangered Species Act – that is unless you live here. In a period of time spanning less than 20 years, our federal government led by then Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt and President Bill Clinton, transplanted, recovered, and recently pulled nearly a million dollars in funding for wolf management activities.
By Mike Popovich Some people would tell you that they do not believe in God so for them God does not exist. That does not mean there is no God. Science would tell us that because they cannot see God, there is no God. Science deals with probabilities so it would be better to say that it is probable or not probable that God exists. So even though we cannot see God we can infer his existence from what we can see and test.
By Mike Petrovsky One way to understand why we think the way we do is to look at the fables we were told, read or saw as children. For me, and I suspect for most of you, among those influential tales was “The Three Little Pigs.” I recently discovered that the fable’s first-published storyline from the late 1800s was a lot more gruesome than the one I knew as a kid.
By Leonard Hitchcock The results of May’s referendum on Pocatello’s LGBT ordinance may depend, at least in part, on whether or not the public believes that the ordinance violates the First Amendment right to the “free exercise” of religion. It may be useful, therefore, to consider what a court might say if such a charge were brought before it. Fortunately, similar cases have been adjudicated. Let’s first consider a case, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, in which such a violation was claimed and the claimant won.
By Neal Larson Later this month, the 2nd Annual Wear-Your-Equality-Pants-To-Church Day will happen at LDS Chapels around the world. Now, of course, writing about this provides some attention that it probably doesn’t deserve, but my bad angel, who likes to poke lighthearted fun at highly-educated women with hyphenated names, could not be restrained. Of course, this impulse is immediately and incorrectly deemed sexist and misogynistic. It’s not the gender that matters, it’s the narcissistic tendencies of people whose religious beliefs have become entangled, in this case, with secular progressive doctrine.