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  •  This is not about alcohol, but Idaho. (4+ / 0-)
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    If it gives an inkling of the mood of part of the state, so be it. It may be context or off-topic, I'm not sure. FWIW.

    The Citadel, which arose on the Internet, envisions a walled and armed community in the mountains of Northern Idaho.

    The project would be a “martial endeavor designed to protect residents in times of peril” and “built as a fortified bastion of liberty,” according to the group’s website.

    Members already created at least one Idaho company to make firearms and employ residents, but the fate of the project is uncertain, one member said in an email to the Idaho Statesman.  ....

    The group picked Benewah County because of its sparse population and “shared world-view” of independence, self-sufficiency and patriotism, the website said.

    The group has purchased 20 acres atop a mountain in the county and hopes to break ground shortly after summer 2013, the website said. More than 200 families have already applied to join the Citadel, according to its website.

    McClatchy labels them a "survivalist group"

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:29:48 PM PST

    •  N. Idaho is also part of the redoubt movement (5+ / 0-)

      which is similar but larger.
      It's advocates envision a hunk of N. Idaho, E. Washington and W. Montana as a big redoubt, where all the true patriots can retreat, hole up and defend themselves after the nation collapses into anarchy.

      And there is also the the even larger Cascadia movement, which envisions N. Idaho being included in a new nation comprised of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

      All this, I believe, comes from about 20 neo-Nazis moving here 30 years ago. They were ground to dust years ago and are long gone, but they changed the public perception of Idaho forever, it seems.

      Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

      by Idaho07 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:44:26 PM PST

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      •  My grandmother was born in Northern Idaho (3+ / 0-)

        into a Mormon family. Didn't stay there too long but I'm pretty sure that there were a lot of lefties there at that time (WWI)

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        by Nulwee on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:49:57 PM PST

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        •  Yep (1+ / 0-)
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          The Patriot movement is of comparatively recent origin and, I suspect, is made up mostly of outsiders. I'd go on a bit about the history of the Pacific Northwest, its economic diversity, and the like, but I'm not up to it this morning. But I can assure Daily Kos folks that the region isn't all wingnuts, not even the area between the Cascades and Missoula.

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          by bink on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 05:12:28 AM PST

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          •  I wouldn't consider N. Idaho (0+ / 0-)

            the Pacific Northwest. Anything east of the Cascades to me is the Basin and Range. Too geologically, zoologically and botanically different.

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            by Nulwee on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 08:24:13 AM PST

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      •  The white supremacist group, (2+ / 0-)
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        Ayran Nations, is also tied to Couer d'Alene:

        an Idaho jury who awarded punitive and compensatory damages to plaintiffs Victoria Keenan and her son Jason. The two had been beaten with rifles by Aryan Nations security guards in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in July, 1998.[8][9] ....

        https://en.wikipedia.org/...

        I believe there are some overlapping groups that want to start a civil war. They've been fighting tooth-and-nail for decades, and now they have nothing left to lose. Makes them dangerous.

        Ghastly.

        "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

        by cotterperson on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:08:37 PM PST

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