neighborhood posse

Neighborhood Posse Ada County, Idaho purpose, principles, bylaws Regardless of who holds the office of county sheriff, responsible adults have the right and responsibility to participate in the defense of, and emergency response of their neighborhoods. To this end, we join together forming mutual-aid clubs as outlined in this document. There is nothing confrontational about it, nor is there any […]

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bad bosses

Inc magazine (online) just published an article quantifying the costs of bad bosses and the horrifying number of them out there. Three out of four employees report that their boss is the worst part of their job. 65% say they would take a new boss over a pay raise. It takes an average of 22 months to recover from a […]

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neighborhood posse

At last night’s Lions Club meeting we discussed planning for next summer’s Kuna Days celebration. It will be the 50th annual, thus inspiring a lot of thought, excitement and conjuring up ways to make it the best ever. Unfortunately, providing “security” and, moreso, “ORDER” is the purview of the police chief… who does not want the extremely popular street dance […]

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pick yourself up

One view says we lost the November 6th election. Some may figure it’s time to head for the hills, find a cave and live out their days in it. Others will simply plod along living on hope that their number doesn’t come up… that they will be allowed to live and permitted occasional pleasantries. The picture to the left shows […]

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sheriff election results

I was unable to attract much money, media or active campaign team, yet thanks to my websites, facebook and personal appearances, I did pretty well in attracting votes in Idaho’s most populous county anyway. I learned a lot about modern media, web-hosting, HTML and such that were good brain exercise and will probably be useful. I made a lot of […]

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Statesman endorsement

The Idaho Statesman, owned by the 3rd largest periodical publisher in the world, unsurprisingly endorsed the incumbent sheriff. I have asked them to publish this response: As one of two candidates for Ada County Sheriff, I met with the Idaho Statesman editorial board. Confident they would endorse the incumbent Republican, I had nothing to lose, so I determined that regardless […]

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Ada sheriff candidate

The Kuna Melba News asked for 400 words describing who Ted Dunlap is and why he is running for Ada County Sheriff. This is my response: Ted Dunlap, 63 years old, semi-retired, current business called “The Fixer” because my best talents are coming up with creative solutions to vexing problems utilizing my varied talents, experience and tools. Experience: 30+ years […]

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endorsement for sheriff Ted Dunlap

I met and spent some time with Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher at Canyon County sheriff candidate Ed Hendershot’s event in Caldwell. Jeff is a warm, caring, courageous and knowledgeable man anyone would be proud to know. I sure am. His endorsement of me and my sheriff campaign follows. It is with great honor and privilege that I endorse Ted Dunlap […]

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52 weeks to preparedness

I doubt you have 52 weeks, but the organization and information Tess Pennington has put together at Ready Nutrition approaches priceless … and is FREE. I can quibble over a bit here or there, but those are quite insignificant. The important thing I want to stress is that you should definitely NOT COUNT ON having 52 weeks before our peaceful […]

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Constitution Day speech

I was one of the invited speakers at today’s Constitution Day Event on the Idaho Capital building steps. There were many great speeches. Almost all of them were heartfelt and strongly backed by long-term actions of the speakers. Here are my notes. I deviated only slightly from them in my presentation. Designed into our Constitution are many limits to an […]

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ham radio class

As an integral part of our posse, and any disaster response preparation, radio is a consideration. Internet, wireless phones, land-lines, satellite, power grid and more are vulnerable in many situations. Ham radio is older than almost any electronic communication and very well populated with people and equipment that are prepared for just about any telecommunications failure they can dream up […]

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