In #Idaho, Extremists Have Created a Culture of Fear Around Pregnancy
Christian nationalists are taking over the state government & abortion access is ONLY their first target
The global resurgence for nuclear energy starts in Idaho National Laboratory in the U.S., where researchers first generated electricity from splitting the atom in 1951. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/03/world/nuclear-energy-future/?utm_content=buffer4f405&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #us #nuclearenergy #emissions #climatechange #idaho #energy
5 pm Main to Glenwood #Boise River greenbelt report: 33°F and clear, aside from the construction sign in my #bike lane (again, at the same location). I wonder if Valley Glass is responsible for this? They love parking on the sidewalk and blocking the bike lane in front of their business. I counted 3 bikes, 14 peds, and 4 good dogs this evening. #cycling #carbonFootprint #cardio #bikeTooter #idaho
#Idaho Asks Supreme Court to Let State Prosecute Doctors, Ban Abortions
The state of Idaho is being represented by the designated hate group, the Alliance Defending Freedom.
7:30 am Glenwood to Main #Boise River greenbelt report: 22°F and still. I take Adams from Glenwood to Veterans when it’s much below freezing. Then the southern greenbelt to the pedestrian bridge where I cross over. I only counted 2 bikes and 2 peds this morning. No good dogs. In fairness, I can’t blame them for wanting to sleep in. #cycling #carbonFootprint #cardio #bikeTooter #Idaho
I know the #Idaho Congressional Delegation said 2-3 years ago they had no intention of banning abortions. They were smiling, knowing the Idaho State legislature would do that job for them. Now these asswipes will finish the job if they can get #Trump back into the White House. #PutinAndTrump are brothers in bed.
I've done a lot of thinking about this, as well as some serious activism, to develop ways to prevent the threats & then if you can't, to ensure there are negative consequences to those who threaten others.
I covered one way to do this with @MattBinder I talked about the civil lawsuit from St. Luke's Hospital in Boise #Idaho against #AmmonBundy & his mob for threatening & defaming the staff. This model can be used in other cases where people are threatened.
#Idaho National Lab hacked by “self-proclaimed ‘gay furry hackers.’”
> The group commonly attacks government and affiliated organizations for political reasons, like targeting state governments for passing anti-trans legislation earlier this year.
Photographing Idaho’s Picturesque Sawtooth Mountains with Matt Suess https://petapixel.com/2023/11/22/photographing-idahos-picturesque-sawtooth-mountains-with-matt-suess/ #landscapephotography #sawtoothmountains #travelphotography #astrophotography #michaelbonocore #Inspiration #Sponsored #mattsuess #sawtooths #milkyway #OMSYSTEM #olympus #Travel #travel #idaho #OM5
Hospitals that #refuse to treat #pregnant women should lose all government funding whether that is Medicare or Medicaid and whether or not the funding is targeted for women or the general population. If a hospital refuses to treat women appropriately, shut it down. The government can build hospitals for women. The ass prick men and women who disagree can find care elsewhere.
Mysterious dog respiratory illness caused by new bacterial infection, say researchers: A new type of bacterial infection may be causing a mysterious dog respiratory illness that has sickened dogs across the country. https://shut.net/2023/11/21/news-mysterious-dog-respiratory-illness-caused-by-new-bacterial-infection-say-researchers?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Florida #California #NBCNews #Indiana #Idaho
https://newsstreet.biz.id/want-to-own-your-own-brewery-boise-this-beloved-one-is-for-sale-for-3-5-million/ "Want to own your own brewery, Boise? This ‘beloved’ one is for sale for $3.5 million" Formerly Garden City Brewing, the brewery was renamed to Powderhaus Brewing. Today, they are selling it for 3.5 million. Article by #EthanMarshall
#Boise #Idaho #Beer #News.
Idaho Murders: The 2022 Unsolved Case Continues Shocking Timeline & Arrest
7:15 am Glenwood to Main greenbelt report: 40°F and mostly sunny. I counted 11 peds, 4 bikes, 4 good dogs, 1 beautiful fox running across the westernmost softball field at Willow Lane, 1 Lime scooter. 10 ducks on the greenbelt didn’t even flinch as I weaved between them at 15 MPH. This is my favorite time of year for bike commuting. I get to enjoy both the sunrise and sunset each day I ride. #boise #idaho #cycling #carbonFootprint #cardio #bikeTooter
This company's mines are responsible for polluting Fording River, Elk River and its mainstem Kootenay/Kootenai River with selenium far downstream into Montana & Idaho. I imagine the US federal government, as well as the governments of #Montana & #Idaho, will be watching this transfer of ownership very carefully. Call me unreasonable, but #Canada & #BC should be all over this also. #DFO: any concerns?
#Rainbow igloos can be built with “#snow cement" and colorful ice blocks created by mixing #food coloring with ice. In this #timelapse tutorial #video, Matt Allred, an OB-GYN from Rexburg, #Idaho, demonstrates how he built a 10 ft. tall colorful igloo using around 500 ice bricks. He shares tips and challenges faced during the approximately 40-hour construction process. ❄️🌈🧊
Amazing, right? Now we just need to keep up the momentum into #2024election.
Read more here:
It’s National Native American Heritage Month! And it’s also my 1st #Fediversery today! I thought I’d express my joy for both by sharing my new tribal flag that my grandma shipped me from the Rez! I guess I’m the first to ask for one for personal use, so it was made especially for me. I feel so grateful for and proud of where I come from! Now I just need to get the wrinkles out and figure out where to display it in little ol’ #Idaho… Happy #NAHM to my fellow #Natives! We’re still here! ✊🏽
Standing high above the river flowing through the gorge below, you have an unparalleled view of the landscape. The panorama of hills extends off into the distance, and you realize that you can see far, quite far -- the big picture, so to speak.
But not the details. To see those, you must get close.
Grand Ronde River Gorge framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/grand-ronde-river-gorge-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
#Nuclear fallout: Scrapped reactors and Manchin’s move
By HANNAH NORTHEY, 11/09/2023
"A highly anticipated advanced nuclear energy project was scrapped this week, signaling that the technology may have a rocky future despite billions of dollars in federal investment.
"#NuScalePower and a group of local electric utilities announced on Wednesday that they’re abandoning plans to build six first-of-a-kind modular reactors near Idaho Falls, #Idaho, writes Zach Bright. The project was set to receive as much as $1.4 billion from the Department of Energy — in a so-called cost-share deal — but couldn’t attract enough power subscribers.
"Small, factory-built reactors have long been touted as a possible lifeline for the nation’s aging nuclear sector and a carbon-free way to replace retiring coal-fired power plants. But some experts have questioned whether the industry can grow fast enough to curb power emissions.
"'It could be seen as another notch towards the idea of ‘this is a bit more #hype than reality,' said Eric Gimon, a senior fellow for energy think tank Energy Innovation. Electricity from the #NuScale reactors, he said, was ultimately too costly for local utilities."
#Idaho #Landscape #Geograpghy
Taken at 12 noon on Nov. 8, 2023 at 43.352122, -115.390569 and map linked at https://maps.app.goo.gl/XPDbAeEpaafHfhZs5
The Headwaters of Little Camas Canal System and the headwaters of Little Camas Creek, that drains into Anderson Ranch Reservoir in southwestern Idaho.
Little Camas Canal System flows from this spot for about 10 miles before the canal drains into Long Tom Creek.
I enjoy hiking. And I am old enough and have done it long enough to have come to a point of doing it my way -- not the TV show way, or the hiking magazine way, or the sports catalog that wants to sell me hiking clothes way. And my way is to make sure I stop, frequently, to BE in my surroundings.
A Moment to Reflect framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/a-moment-to-reflect-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
"Nuclear Energy Project in Idaho Is Canceled
The project that NuScale Power and Western energy companies had developed struggled to attract enough utility customers."
".. cost of building the reactors, which had soared to $9.3 billion from $5.3 billion .."
This is my unamused face. #Sigh
First thought is prescribed fire or burning slash, but dispatch has no open incidents.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #MoralPanic #HateSpeech #StochasticTerrorism #Hatecrimes
Anti-LGBTQ freak that attacked #Boise citizens sentenced. Is he one of those jerks wanting part of Oregon to become “Greater #Idaho?” Stay the hell out! https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/oregon-man-sentenced-committing-anti-lgbtqi-assaults?fbclid=IwAR3HElZKkfS8hSA0UKUouESTRdhfLkedFYq6vll8r66OLLEkG35wMr05Szk_aem_AZFHqwJsvKVOttER6Sp80CcUvUlnbCf9E8cKuaExDgwC9v90yA_bVGOPFuObk1kuU_c&mibextid=v1Zkta
Read the study and submit comments online before Nov. 16: https://cdapress.com/news/2023/oct/25/itd-transportation-rathdrum-prairie/
#AutofreiID #ID #Boise #BoiseID #BoiseState #CoeurdAlene #CoeurdAleneID #IdahoFalls #Pocatello #PocatelloID #TwinFallsID #FuckCars #WarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis
! #Idaho mother and son charged with kidnapping over out-of-state #abortion |The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/01/idaho-mother-son-kidnap-charges-abortion
Maternal crisis worsens. Then recently, #Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee Chair, Republican John Vander Woude's thinking has "evolved" that the health of pregnant women should be considered in legislation. #CBSNews
"While they spent hundreds on canvas and gas for banners that stayed up just a few minutes, we used their banners to further the fight for a safe and free community. We took advantage and used the banner burning as an organizing event to discuss next steps in our community defense against a Nazi newly moved to the area. Additionally, [another crew] destroyed theirs at an event that made over 600 dollars used to distribute morning after pills."
How the US supreme court and an #Idaho couple upended wetlands protection | US news | The Guardian
> Experts fear half of the 290m #wetland acres have lost federal protection and could be at risk from developers
In our hotel and waiting for the rain here in #SanFrancisco to ease off a bit before wandering down to the pier and boarding the ship. Enjoyed a stroll around Fisherman's Wharf yesterday evening; good vibe, good entertainment. A city we'd like to come back and see more of. Great trip getting here, no troubles, all a bit tiring though. Fab cocktails in the hotel bar last night. Anyway, here, have a photo from the plane over #Idaho yesterday.
Last week my sister took me to a fossil site she discovered in McCall, Idaho. It was fun digging up leaf fossils in the sediments thought to be about 16 million years old, when the local flora was dominated by deciduous hardwoods (gingkos!) and redwoods. This was my best find. #Idaho #paleontology #paleobotany #fossils
By CLAIRE RUSH
Updated 6:41 PM EDT, October 19, 2023
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — "Federal regulators on Thursday approved the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Pacific Northwest over the protest of environmental groups and top officials in West Coast states, who said it goes against the region’s plans to address #ClimateChange and could pose a #wildfire risk.
"The project, known as GTN Xpress, aims to expand the capacity of the Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline, which runs through Idaho, Washington and Oregon, by about 150 million cubic feet (4.2 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave it the green light in a vote on Thursday.
"#TCEnergy plans to modify three compressor stations along the pipeline — in #KootenaiCounty, #Idaho; #WallaWalla County, #Washington; and #ShermanCounty, #Oregon. Compressor stations help maintain the pressure and flow of gas over long distances in a pipeline.
"Environmental groups criticized the decision."
I've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere. The 3 cars I've owned have had license plates from 6 states. I began driving in Montana, and I'm back home driving in Montana once again!
"Critical Thinking" isn't such a difficult concept to define. It simply means to question the things we're told. That's it. At first, such a process is difficult, especially for someone who watches a lot of TV and "news," but the more we do it, the more natural it becomes.
Along the Salmon River greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/along-the-salmon-river-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
The [USGS’s] 3D Elevation Program [3DEP]—Supporting Idaho’s Economy
https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20233035 <-- link to publication
#GIS #spatial #mapping #remotesensing #elevation #3dep #idaho #economy #mountains #terrain #climate #vegetation #landuse #weather #extremeweather #ROI #naturalhazards #water #hydrology #EDH #forestry #resourcemanagement #infrastructure #construction #3DElevationProgram #state #statelevel #communityinvolvement #LiDAR #management #planning #valueformoney #economicvalue #opendata
Beginning this year, Idaho public schools will require a financial literacy course for high school graduation.
Gee, I wonder if the curriculum covers this real-life Idaho math problem:
Seventeen-year-old woman has unwanted pregnancy
* abortion is illegal in her state
* Idaho law explicitly restricts minors' out-of state travel for abortions
* helping a pregnant minor get an abortion in another state is punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison
How much savings does she need to cover:
* round-trip transportation to an out-of-state healthcare provider
* out-of-state food and lodging
* cost of medical procedure
* lost wages from weekend job
* legal fees to fight prosecution of whomever assisted her in seeking out-of-state care
#BOISE , #IDAHO!! we are beyond excited to announce that our next show on the @shannoncurtis Good to Me tour is going to be January 13, 2024, at the Gem Center for the Arts "Lounge at the End of the Universe"!!
this rad, unique venue is somewhere between a black box and a cabaret. vibey 🙀🙀🙀
tickets are on sale NOW. It's a saturday a couple weeks after the holidays. we know you don't have plans yet; so mark your calendars _now_ and let's do art together!!
Mirror Lake in North #Idaho, not far from Sandpoint. It's the first time we've booked a #HipCamp site, which is sort of an Air BnB for campers and RVers. Landowners rent a site on their property which might be farm, ranch, or a spot in a meadow or along a stream. Much more peaceful that most campgrounds!
As Audrey Dutton reports, since banning abortion, Idaho has dismantled support systems for pregnancies and births. She writes,
"Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the state’s GOP-led Legislature has disbanded a maternal mortality committee, failed to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage and turned down federal grants for child care."
These fellows aren't "pro-life", they are pro-control, pro-corporation, and pro-owner class.
Alternatively, they could let go of their other RW positions:
-health care only through employer
-low minimum wage
-high cost of child care
-corporate owned housing.
But they won't.
Since the #SupremeCourt overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the state’s GOP-led Legislature has disbanded a maternal mortality committee, failed to expand postpartum #Medicaid coverage and turned down federal grants for child care.
So I’m curious…
Actions have consequences.
"The four OB-GYNs who previously worked at Bonner General, meanwhile, have left #Idaho to practice in states where #abortion is legal. All four told NBC News that the state’s ban contributed to their decisions to move.
As a whole, the situation has left mothers-to-be in Bonner County to contend with an unexpected consequence of their state’s abortion policy: reduced access to medical care for women whose pregnancies are very much wanted."
One more nut off my streets. Now to put Ammon Bundy in a cell nearby. #idaho
As Abortion Laws Drive Obstetricians From Red States, Maternity Care Suffers:
Some doctors who handle high-risk pregnancies are fleeing restrictive abortion laws. Idaho has been particularly hard hit.
Mastodon thread of article: https://newsie.social/@ZhiZhu/111018660511828211
The goal, Hearron said, is twofold — to demonstrate that pregnant people are being denied timely medical care wherever abortion is banned, and to give clarity to doctors who he described as “terrified” of providing the procedure."
This isn't a random idea, there's a method.
I've talked with the lawyer who filed & won a huge civil defamation & harassment case against #AmmonBundy, his mob organization & his campaign for Governor of #Idaho. It's doable! The method can be used by multiple people being threatened.
#Trump & his #MAGATerrorists think their treats are protected speech, they are not.
#ThreatsOfViolence won't stop until there are serious penalties for the ORGANIZERS too.
#RICO @theidaho97 https://idahocapitalsun.com/2023/07/24/bundy-rodriguez-and-groups-ordered-to-pay-52-5m-in-damages-for-idaho-hospital-harassment-jury-rules/
Idaho "lawmakers refused to extend the tenure of the state’s #MaternalMortality Review Committee, an expert panel... that investigated pregnancy-related deaths...
“Idaho calls itself a quote ' #ProLife state', but the Idaho Legislature doesn’t care about the #death of moms,” she said."
"Vander Woude [Idaho state rep (R)] acknowledged that Idaho’s trigger law, written before Roe fell, had affected everyday medical practice in a way that lawmakers had not anticipated.
👀 “We never looked that close, and what exactly that bill said and how it was written and language that was in it,” he said."👀 🤯
"One by one, doctors who handle high-risk pregnancies are disappearing from Idaho — part of a wave of obstetricians fleeing restrictive abortion laws and a hostile state legislature...
All told, more than a dozen labor and delivery doctors — including five of Idaho’s nine longtime maternal-fetal experts — will have either left or retired by the end of this year."
Idaho Created a $25 Million Fund to Fix Unsafe #Schools.
Why Is Nobody Using It?
About a decade ago, one school district went to the state for money to fix its crumbling buildings.
It got a fraction of what it asked for.
Since then, no other district has even applied.