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Newsflash

(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at http://bondyblogs.com  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

 
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The BondyWeb.Com is moving to a new domain, website and platform on 01 January, 2014.  The new website won't be any better for you, the reader.  But it will be better for me, the author, writer and maintainer of my personal website. 

This website, BondyWeb.Com, will remain active, readable and full of old great content but you'll not see any updates.
All updates, new posts and new stories can be seen on the BondyBlogs.Com website where my traditional rock hounding, gold panning and outrageous adventures will be chronicled.

So head on over to the website too see what's new:  http://bondyblogs.com/

Thanks,


Tim Bondy


Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 14:29

Video - Kayaking Idaho's Bruneau River

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This video made in May of 2006 shows a couple of kayakers taking on the Bruneau River.  While I don't know where they put into the river, it looks like the road into the canyon is rather rough.

If you cannot see the video above, try the following direct web address:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v2KStfPmhg

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:02

What Do You Drive Idaho?

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Top 5 Vehicles Idahoan's Drive
Chances are you are driving some kind of Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota if you live in the Gem State according to the Idaho Department of Transportation. As a matter of fact there is a 70% chance that if you are reading this post you are driving one of the above makes of cars or trucks.

Here are some Idaho statistics from 2007 showing what we drive...or at least what we register at our local DMV office.

Top 10 Idaho Vehicles Total Number
FORD 243,968
CHEVROLET 212,418
DODGE 118,301
TOYOTA 105,932
GMC 64,351
HONDA 59,992
PONTIAC 44,201
NISSAN 41,756
JEEP 36,030
SUBARU 33,831


Graphing the Idaho Vehicle Preference

Vehicle statistics for Idaho

I found some interesting numbers when it comes to the type of cars and trucks we buy. In 2007 there were:
  • 1,025 Hummers lumbering down our roads.
  • 23 Desoto's registered in Idaho.
  • 22 Rolls Royce's cruising down the street while drinking champaign?
  • 11 sporty Maserati's speeding past you at some time or another.

What kind of car or truck do the readers of this website drive? Leave Tim Bondy a comment and we'll all know.


Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2009 09:27

History - Murphy, Idaho Courthouse Old and New

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On Monday June 21st 2010, we headed out to southwestern Idaho for some more exploring.  On the way home we drove through the town of Murphy, Idaho which is the county seat of Owyhee County. I wondered  how old the courthouse really was and found out it was built around 1935.   How about a before and after comparison?

Old Time Picture of the Murphy Idaho Courthouse
Picture of the Murphy, Idaho Courthouse in 1940


Picture of the Murphy Courthouse on 21 June 2010
Picture of the Murphy Idaho courthouse in 2010

Where is Murphy, Idaho you ask?
Here is a link to the map


Thanks for visiting and commenting on this picture and/or photo article article.


Tim Bondy
The Bondyweb.Com author

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 17:30

Idaho Votes on November 2, 2010

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Even Idaho elk vote during hunting season

WARNING – Your Vote Doesn't Count if You Leave it at Home
All it takes is 5 minutes to fill in your ballot and you're done. You get to participate in one of the most important events the United States of America conducts. Yes, it may be boring, but so are a lot events in your life. Just remember these quotes on Tuesday morning if you think you might not vote:

  • "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." - George Jean Nathan
  • "The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men." - Lyndon B. Johnson
  • "The ballot is stronger than bullets." - Joseph A. Schumpeter
  • "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "You are a TOTAL LOSER if you don't vote" - Tim Bondy

Who Are Your Candidates?
Click here to download the Bondyweb Sample Ballot.


Tim Bondy


The Bondyweb.Com author


Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:12

Interesting Visit to the Mountain Home Museum

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Mountain Home Museum Pioneer Kitchen Display
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Have a spare hour? Why not visit our Mountain Home Museum. That's exactly what I did recently. After a quick trip to the County Court House I decided to “revisit” the museum. I've only been there once before but this 2nd trip was much more interesting.

Why “More Interesting”?
The 1st time I was at the museum, I was a greenhorn Mountain Homey. I didn't know the difference between the Bengoechea Hotel building and the High School. This time, I knew better and could really appreciate the history of Mountain Home. If it's been a few years since you've visited our local museum, then it might be time to head back.

Picture of Mountain Home Idaho from the 1800's
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What I Liked the Most
The museum has quite a collection of photographs from a time long since forgotten. I gained a sense of how life in Mountain Home was 100 years ago. Seeing how people dressed, how they did business and just how much life has changed for us “modern” citizens was enlightening. I also appreciated the small rock and Native American arrowhead collection. Overall, the 45 minutes I spent at the Mountain Home Museum was quite enjoyable.

Links
Mountain Home Museum Website: http://www.mountain-home.us/MTNHOME/Museum_Home.html
See 4 of the Photos I Took: https://picasaweb.google.com/tim.bondy/MountainHomeMuseumMay2011?feat=directlink

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2011 10:02

Fort Boise? Can they all be Evil?

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They are evil. They are stupid. They are corrupt. They are not worthy. Or is the author blind with abnormal hate?

fort boise website is for the haters

The Fort Boise website is a left leaning personal blog out of Boise, Idaho. The author of this blog spends an inordinate amount of time trying to prove all conservatives and/or Republicans are lower than pond scum. My opinion? Blind with hate and doesn't have an iota of critical thinking ability left in his/her body. Basically Fort Boise is the Rush Limbaugh of the Boise Democratic Party.

Why Do I read the Fort Boise Blog?
I read many political blogs. It's good to see how each issue is handled by people of different (or the same) political persuasions. It's a good learning experience in that I get to see the important issues from all sides. Sides I might not have considered otherwise. But with the Republican Presidential nomination season in full swing, Fort Boise has been getting worse.

Some days I get a laugh out of the author's musings. Other days I get annoyed. But one thing is for sure. The Fort Boise author couldn't find one good thing to say about a Republican. I suspect that if Gandhi, Buddha and Mother Teresa were running for the GOP nomination, they too would be vilified, degraded and dismissed completely.

Give the Fort Boise Blog a Try
I recommend that everyone in the U.S. give Fort Boise a test drive. Read it daily for a week or 2 just to get a feel for the hate and uncommon sense the author spits out. Just like Rush Limbaugh, Fort Boise can change your mind on almost any political issue. I read what Fort Boise “thinks” and know being on the other side it the right thing to do.

Here is the link: http://fortboise.org/blog/

Comments?
Let me know what you think about the hater known as Fort Boise. If you think I'm wrong, let me know. I'm reasonable and will listen to your ideas as long as they aren't taken to the extreme.

Thanks,


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:59

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