Idaho court strikes down anti-whistleblower "ag-gag" law

Many agriculture-heavy states have passed laws criminalizing recording videos of animal cruelty and illegal workplace and food hygiene practices, but one judge in Idaho isn't having any of it. Read the rest

Larry "Wide Stance" Craig busted (again)

The former conservative GOP senator from Idaho illegally used his campaign funds to defend himself on charges of soliciting sex in a men's toilet in the Minneapolis airport. Read the rest

Donate to free the legal code of Georgia, Idaho and Mississippi!

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Public.Resource.Org is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Official Summer of Code!

We've selected 3 states -- Georgia, Idaho, and Mississippi -- and are raising funds to have the Official Legal Codes sent down to the Internet Archive to be scanned and made available to all. Your tax-deductible contribution can help make the law available to the people! Find out more at: YesWeScan.Org/ Read the rest

Students raise money, give away 300 copies of book banned in their school

Jaimie sez, "My bookstore helped a high school student distribute almost 300 free copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, a book that has been challenged and removed from the Meridian (Idaho) School District curriculum." Funds were raised by two Washington students." They're going to give away another 350 copies that the publisher donated next week. Go kids! (Thanks, Jamie!) Read the rest

NJ, ID legislators ready to ban airport pornoscanners - your help needed!

Aaron Swartz sez, "Bold legislators in New Jersey and Idaho have introduced bills stopping the new porno-scanners, but that's not enough -- we need to pass these bills in every state! So I set up a thing to make it super-easy to contact your state legislator about it. Just add your name and zip code to our petition and we'll automatically email your state rep." Stop the TSA's Nude Scanners!  Man at San Diego airport opts out of porno scanner and grope, told ... We Won't Fly: national aviation opt-out day in protest of TSA ... Will TSA genital grope/full frontal nudity "security" make you fly ... Read the rest

Bonkers geodesic futuristic homes of Idaho Falls

Jesse sez, ""Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho was strange enough but I always wondered what was up with this collection of futuristic hippy homes in my neighborhood above I.F. (called Rimrock Estates, in Ammon, ID). The place is overrun with starter castles today, yet these architectural anomalies built sometime in the early 80's, presumably by the same developer continue to amaze. I've actually been in two or three of them, this pyramid shaped one being the coolest. A nuclear family including two fraternal twin piano prodigies lived there. Fitting somehow."

The Geodesic Homes of Idaho Falls, Idaho (Thanks, Jesse!) Sales-model of a Fuller geodesic home Hippy geodesic dome home at Henry Ford Museum Biggest (in 1971) Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome for sale ... Geodesic dome solar greenhouse for growing vegetables Lego geodesic dome HOWTO Build a recycled cardboard geodesic dome Read the rest