UI football player arrested on rape charge

University of Idaho football player Kyree Curington was arrested today and faces the charge of rape, according to the Latah County Jail roster.

A warrant was issued for Curington’s arrest after police logged an incident report early Friday morning relating to an alleged sex offense at the university’s Wallace dormitories.

According to the Moscow Police Department’s daily log, a parent of the alleged victim made a call at 5:04 a.m. Friday morning from California, “advising possibly sexual assault.”

Curington was booked into the Latah County jail at 2:19 p.m. today. His bail is set at $75,000.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

100 years ago in Spokane: Spanish Flu Outbreak

I’ve always been intrigued by the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918. Of those who contracted the flu, 20% died. 50-100 million died worldwide — about 5% of the entire world’s population, over the course of a year.

This happened during WWI, and the massive troop movements likely led to the spread and hastening of the pandemic.

There are some excellent resources available about the Spanish Flu. Probably the best I’ve read is John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.

There have also been some great articles in the Spokesman Review’s “100 Years Ago Today” series that discusses the effect of the Spanish Flu on the Palouse.

Barry believes that the virus actually originated in Kansas.

Want a free house? Try Japan

Right here is the sign of a dying country.

Want a free house? Try Japan. As its population ages, Japan’s stock of vacant housing is on the rise. The vacancies — mostly in rural parts of the country — have sparked an uptick in real estate sites offering houses at heavily reduced prices and even for free (after taxes and fees, of course). Japan’s elderly are ditching their homes because they can’t maintain them or to avoid paying property tax, CNBC reports. By 2033, 20% of the nation’s homes are expected to be vacant, up from 13.5% in 2013. 

Capitalism vs. Crapitalism


Crapitalism a.k.a. crony capitalism, corporatism, or democratic capitalism. 

We don’t have capitalism in the USA, never have. 

Bottom Line: Under free market capitalism, the most innovative, consumer-friendly corporations are successful and make the most money. Under democratic capitalism and crony capitalism, the most pro-producer, corrupt and manipulative corporations make the most money.


No one seems to be talking about that fact that the original writer of the 14th Amendment, Senator Jacob Howard, who worked closely with Abraham Lincoln, spoke before the Senate, explaining the meaning of the Amendment parts.. He said, “Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. THIS WILL NOT, OF COURSE, INCLUDE PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE FOREIGNERS, ALIENS, WHO BELONG TO FAMILIES OF AMBASSADORS OR FOREIGN MINISTERS accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”

A Gaudy and Spectacular Flim-Flammery

CaravanIt’s been interesting examining the photos coming out of the caravan of refugees. 

I see porta-potties along the path (thanks, Soros!). There are people with nameteags. Lots of cameras. Cell phones. Plenty of water bottles and food in containers along the way. 

This isn’t a caravan of refugees. It’s politics drama at its highest, designed for them to arrive at the US/Mexico Mexico border right on time for the midterm elections. 

A Gaudy and Spectacular Flim-Flammery