Priscilla Giddings for Idaho Lt. Governor
“Idahoans don't need another career politician. Whether it's supporting individual liberty, opposing Marxism in our schools, or doing away with the grocery tax, I'm the ONLY candidate in the race with a conservative track record."
DO NOT VOTE FOR HER RINO OPPONENT BEDKE!
Some Cheerful News for Inexperienced Candidates
Let’s face it, incumbents generally have, and have had, a significant advantage over challenger candidates, especially those running for the first time: Money, connections and experience in bridging the often-troubled waters of political campaigns.
“But there are signs that this is now changing,” writes Geoffrey Skelley for FiveThirtyEight.com, “with voters showing a greater willingness to back amateur candidates.”
Skelley points to a study by a pair of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which “found a substantial uptick in the number of inexperienced candidates beating out experienced candidates, especially in the past three election cycles.”
He noted that “changes driven by campaign fundraising, voter attitudes, political rhetoric and weak political parties seem to have diminished the advantages that experienced candidates have long had.”
The research also found “that the more money an inexperienced candidate raises from outside their district early in their campaign, the more campaign cash they tend to raise overall. They’re also more likely to win their primary.”
“Beyond money,” Skelley continues, “voters are also increasingly disillusioned with our institutions, especially Congress, and are also attracted to anti-establishment rhetoric.”
“I see a world continuing to look more and more like the elections of the last few years,” predicts Sarah Treul, one of the researchers, “where inexperienced candidates just become the norm and that's who we're sending to office.”
So cheer up, challengers!
Yes, incumbents still enjoy significant advantages. However, those advantages aren’t quite as overwhelming as they once were. So get out there, upset the apple cart and turn conventional wisdom on its ear.
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Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
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CARES Act Funding from the State of Idaho
If you go to this link and choose the CRF Expenditure Detail Report (on the left side) it brings up a colored spreadsheet. Choose the area you are interested in, ie PPE, then under Data choose the details tab. This will bring up a spreadsheet. You will see "allocation unit" at the top of one of the columns, click on the arrow and type Coeur D'Alene (for example) in the search box (it has to have the capital D). Then it will show all the Coeur D'Alene requests for that item. You can go back to the colored spreadsheet and choose a different subject, ie wages, and again under the allocation unit search Coeur D'Alene. This is the best way to see all the Cares Act expenses that the City has submitted to the state. As new expenses are submitted these spreadsheets get updated.
Conservatives! Do you want a Boycott List?
“For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back--"we have more people than they do--"by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them. They didn’t even get approval of State Legislatures, which is mandated under the U.S. Constitution. They rigged and stole our 2020 Presidential Election, which we won by a landslide, and then, on top of that, boycott and scare companies into submission. Never submit, never give up! The Radical Left will destroy our Country if we let them. We will not become a Socialist Nation.
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Bonhoeffer‘s Theory of Stupidity
Dietrich Bonhoeffer argued that stupid people are more dangerous than evil ones. This is because while we can protest against or fight evil people, against stupid ones we are defenseless -- reasons fall on death ears...
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Drawing From Concealment Part I -- Clearing Clothing
The basic techniques and steps for drawing a gun remain the same, regardless of what holster you are drawing from and area on the body, but all these steps must take place.
However, when drawing from concealment, there is an additional step that must take place. This is the clearing of any clothing away and off of the gun so you can get a solid grip on your gun to draw it. It may be a shirt that must be lifted, a jacket or cover shirt that must be swept away, or a dress or skirt hem lifted.
Drawing From Concealment Part II: Pull and Rotate
Once you have effectively cleared your clothing and established a solid firing grip on your gun, you will need to pull the gun from the holster. Before pulling your gun from the holster, make sure you have a solid, stable stance.
While keeping your trigger finger straight and outside of the holster, pull the firearm directly up and completely out of the holster. Your trigger finger needs to remain straight.
Depending on the holster you are wearing and its location, this could be an upward, sideways, or downward pull.
Drawing From Concealment Part III: The Extend
Now we must learn to extend the firearm forward. We must be able to do this safely while simultaneously getting a solid two-handed firing grip, getting our sights on target, and preparing our trigger finger to do its job...
Drawing From Concealment Part IV: Scan and Assess Surroundings
Before we begin discussing how to re-holstering your gun, it is extremely important to do a full scan and assessment of your surroundings following the use of deadly force against an attacker.
In the moments of such a traumatic event, it is easy to have all of your focus singularly on the attacker and not be aware of other threats. This is called tunnel vision. Is the threat over? Does your attacker in any way still pose a potential threat? Is he incapacitated?
Once he is no longer a threat, you want to visually scan and listen to make sure there are no additional attackers or threats in the area. You also want to identify the good guys as well.
This is important to regain your situational awareness and break through the tunnel vision. It’s not uncommon for there to be more than one attacker so you must be aware and ready. Your mind will be racing and likely your body trembling. It is so important to train these techniques so hard, that your body and mind already know what to do �" instinctively.
How To Use Pepper Spray
You want to purchase a pepper spray that is easy for you to use and has the stopping power necessary to help you get away if a situation arises.
In theory, it appears that pepper spray is easy to use if faced with the need to use it. Simply point it in the direction of your attacker and press the button down right? If you are under this impression, read all of the below and commit to practice with it. Let’s outline what you should be practicing and why.
Senior Citizens and Self-Protection
Growing older is a fact of life. We are all aging and we all will deal with the physical, mental and emotional changes that come with growing older. These realities do not have to mean however, that we must accept being vulnerable to criminals and sick, violent evil people. There is much we can do to “arm” ourselves with the tools, knowledge and training to be prepared to deny those that wish to do us harm access or victory over us. Aging is inevitable, but victimhood is not. Stay aware, stay strong, stay prepared and stay safe!
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* Facts on Your RIGHT TO REFUSE
* SAYING NO - their stories
* CCHF Letter to the FDA Opposing Full Approval (6/2/21)
* Seek EARLY TREATMENT - Don't Delay!
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