Proof Math Is Rigged

October 20, 2016
by Tim Bondy

Is it true?
Is it true

Now that presidential politics has made lying completely acceptable and creating and/or perpetuating conspiracy theories a god-given right, I had to warn everyone about an incredible and horrible math cover-up. This cover up  was revealed to me by Tina Bopp, my childhood classmate who received straight A’s in mathematics for eight years running. She’s really, really, really smart.

Further, an unnamed source told me the cover-up extends to the highest levels of our government and the world court could be close to bringing President Obama up on mathematical criminal charges. Even our very own parents and elementary school teachers are suspected of being complicit in this heinous numbers racket.

As you can see in the above graphic, the caption clearly states “It is true” that 2 + 2 = 5. There is even a red warning symbol below the graphic that further proves this heinous mathematical cover-up is real. It’s even on this website so we are positive 2 + 2 = 5.

Recent Political Rhetoric Has Been Crazy

I wrote this “Onionesque” story because of the heavy volume of lies and ignorant conspiracies theories being posted on social media since early October 2016. I consider the process of writing and posting these types of stories as a mild form of mental therapy.

It is my hope the people of this country will eventually put aside the partisan politics that has turned my social media timelines into something more unbelievable than the headlines in the National Enquirer.  Is this just a foolish hope?

This is my life just off Interstate 84 in Elmore County, Idaho.


Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, U.S.A.

Ending Pun: I was kicked out of math class for one too many infractions.


Swim Idaho in late September

MicroAdventures – October 3, 2016

Swimming in a mountain lake when you could be at work might be considered irresponsible or slacking off. I consider slipping away from work a healthy endeavor that I to refer to as a microadventure.

So, what is a microadventure?

Tim Bondy swims at Idaho's Anderson Ranch Reservoir on Sept. 28, 2016.
Tim Bondy swims at Idaho’s Anderson Ranch Reservoir on Sept. 28, 2016.

A microadventure is an outdoor adventure that is small and achievable for normal people with busy lives.

For me, a trip to Anderson Ranch Reservoir on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 was a microadventure. I got in a half day of real work before breaking for lunch. At lunch, not only did I make and eat my mid-day meal but I also made sandwiches and packed up all the trimming that would be dinner at the lake in five hours.

My lake microadventure had been planned for three day and that advanced planning is very important for any small and achievable outing away from the normal work routine. Planning takes away a lot of the stresses that come from “ditching work” for four or five hours.

Fishing was as good as can be expected.

What did I do while at the lake? Mostly I fished, swam and read. Those three activities allowed me to forget about work for about five hours. But I also got a little exercise, beach-combed and enjoyed a meal without any interruptions. Mid-week paradise.

Big beach and all alone except the microadventuring dynamic duo, Tim and Addie.

The Particulars

  • Mileage and drive time: 33 miles and about 55 minutes, door to beach.
  • Coordinates of beach: 43.398474, -115.414212
  • Water and air temperature: 65° F and 83° F
  • Fishing pole used to not catch any fish: Ultra light Shakespeare Ugly Stik with a Shakespeare Cirrus reel and Trilene® XT – Low Vis Green 4lb test line
  • Total time: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. , door to lake to door


Potential Benefits of Microadventures

The personal benefits of this microadventure? I was more relaxed and happy to get back to work for the rest of the week. My creativity and mood were better according to my co-worker.  Is it possible taking six to 10 microadventures  a year will make a person happier, more productive in life and healthier?

Future Microadventures

pictograms-nps-picnic_area-2I have plans to take up camping in the near future, I am a little concerned the weather will change before I have a chance to buy the proper equipment for a microadventure camping trip in the next few week. My concept would be to leave work on a Friday afternoon and be back in home by early afternoon on Saturday.

What are your thoughts about microadventures and what types of activities would you consider?

This is my life just off Interstate 84 in Elmore County, Idaho.


Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, U.S.A.

Ending pun: Apparently taking a day off is not something you should do when you work for a calendar company.

Bitterbrush and Silver City Mountains

This article first appeared on my Blogspot website at on March 31, 2016. I have decided to move the story to the website.

Bitterbrush and Silver City Mountains

silver city mountains

As of March 26, 2016, the Idaho desert was greening up but the high country was still snowbound.

About The Photo

  • Taken on March 26, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Coordinates: 43.346385, -115.792191
  • Snow-capped mountains in distance: The Silver City Mountains are about 50 miles away and range in elevation from 6,000-8,600 feet tall.
  • The immediate environment: Sagebrush steppe with “Antelope Bitterbrush” framing the photograph.
  • Photo taken on public BLM lands, next to a jeep trail that heads north off of Foothill Road for one mile before running into private property.
  • As of the end of March 2016, the dirt roads in this area are closed to motorized use due to wildland fire rehabilitation.

This general area in the foothills of the Danskin Mountains seems to be mostly private property. However, there is still quite a bit of public lands to play on nearby. There is a large off-road vehicle area within five miles of the spot I was standing while taking the photo.

What do you think? Leave a comment and make your opinion known.


Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, US

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but it can’t answer all the questions and that is why Abraham Lincoln invented the written word.” – George Washington

They Say “Compromise a Must” on Idaho’s Public Lands

Originally appeared on my Blogspot website on April 18, 2016.

What Do We Get in Your Version of Compromise, District 23 Candidates:

62% of Idaho is owned by the government. Yep, that scary old entity, the government, a.k.a. “we, the people of the United States of America,” own about 32,000,000 acres of land in the great state of Idaho. For the most part, we are free to enjoy those millions of acres any time we wish.


Hunting, fishing, 1000s of miles of ATV and off-road type roads, rockhounding, hiking, cross-country skiing and back country skiing, bird/wildlife watching and solitude searching is what I see most people doing. Cattle grazing is also a very popular activity too. Just take a short trip out into the public lands around Mountain Home, Idaho and you’ll understand just how popular cows are.

With the 2016 general election coming up, we have an opportunity to change all that. We have an opportunity to turn this place into our very own “Private Idaho” all over again just by staying silent. That’s right folks, five individuals running for two of the three seats in state legislative district 23 have indicated they want control of most and likely, all that land. All 32 million acres of land “we, the people of the United States of America” currently own could be under the control of “we, the people of Idaho.”


One candidate even went so far as to say, “we need to compromise.” With any compromise there must be at least two parties/groups involved, right? I’m a part of that first group that wants the free and fully public lands to stay public … forever. The other group in that compromise she was referring to are called “free-market businesses” that will bring tax dollars into Idaho through mining, logging and I suspect expanded ranching activities. That candidate is Megan Blanksma.

But lets not leave out the names of the other current and wannabe state lawmakers who also want to turn 32,000,000 acres of public land over to “we, the people of only Idaho” to do as Idahoans see fit.

  • Representative  Rich Wills (R) – (lost to Zito in the May 2016 primary election) – Legislative District 23 Rep Position A
  • Christy Zito  (R) – Challenger – Legislative District 23 Rep Position A
  • Representative Pete Nielsen (R) – (lost to Blanksma in the May 2016 primary election) – Legislative Dist 23 Rep Position B
  • Justin M Freeman  (R) – (lost to Blanksma in the May 2016 primary election) – Challenger – Legislative Dist 23 Rep Position B
  • and the aforementioned … Megan Blanksma (R) – Challenger – Legislative Dist 23 Rep Position B

All of the above candidates suggested or admitted, under their tutelage they’d direct the state to take over lands owned by “we, the people of the United States of America.”


As a conservative candidate, saying you are against big government is a great campaign slogan. In Idaho, if you don’t say you are against big government you can’t be a Republican. All five of the above indicated they are against big government, in varying degrees, during the April 5, and/or April 13, 2016 political forums in Mountain Home, Idaho. I just wonder how they can parse the idea of asking the State of Idaho to take on an additional $32,000,000 acres of public land and still champion the small government mantra?

Creating Their Very Own Private Idaho Is What They Want To Do To Us

I’ve voted mostly Republican for the past 35 years. That all changes this year. Today’s Republican Party no longer represents my values. It’s called “public” land for a reason. Selling that land to the highest bidder is good business for businesses but not for “we, the people of the U.S.A.”

Tell your representatives you want public lands to remain public. If they give you an excuse, ask them if big government is only a good idea if “they” are the big government?

This original post, dated April 18, 2016, first appeared on my Blogspot website and was moved to this website on Sept. 27, 2016. See the original location at:

What do you think? Leave a comment and make your opinion known.



Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, US

Photo – Public Lands and Water for Our Use

A quick, unplanned fishing trip on a Thursday afternoon in April 2016 made possible by “we, the people of the U.S.A.”

Little Wilson Creek Campground in Idaho
This land is your land – Click photo for a bigger version
  • Date/Time Taken: April 21, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wilson Creek Cove – Anderson Ranch Reservoir – Idaho, USA
  • Coordinates: 43.3783917, -115.4353111
  • POV: Taken from Anderson Dam Road, a.k.a Boise National Forest Service Road 120, looking southeast.

Ownership of The Land?

All the land you see in this photograph is likely public land, owned by the federal government. I say likely because it’s not always easy to determine who owns what land in Idaho. But the research I have done shows a high likelihood “we, the people of the U.S.A.” own most of it.

However, the land on top of the mesa-like structure across the lake is private property and is owned by Big Sky Farms Limited out of Twin Falls, Idaho. There is a possibility that land will not only be growing agricultural products but in the future will be “growing” solar, wind and possibly hydro-electric power.

If the hydro-power idea is approved by the county, state and federal officials, the view in the above photograph will include large water pipes that would take water from the lake, pump it up on the mesa, and release it back to the lake in the hopes of creating hydro-electric power for the  residents of Idaho and beyond.

Do I have a problem with part of that “power generation” business plan? Yes, but it’s on private property. So my problem with the issue is strictly philosophical. If the company gets approval to put their business plan into action, then so be it. I’d hate the idea of pipes running up and down that cliff but won’t protest it.



Activities You, Me and We Can Do Here

What can we do on the land and water you see in the photograph? At this specific location on Anderson Ranch Reservoir, “we, the people of the U.S.A.” can fish, swim, jet ski, SUP, picnic, boating, cross-county ski, ATV, hike, photography and probably a few other things. Access fees are zero and once the forest service gives the go-ahead, overnight camping will again be allowed.

Why Compromise?

Politicians, candidates and certain American militia types are telling me … us, that we need to transfer some or even all of Idaho’s federally managed lands to the Idaho government. They say it’s for the benefit of “we, the people of Idaho.” They tell us we just need to compromise for our own good. They say “trust us.”

Please tell me why I need to compromise? Why do I need to give up the freedoms I already enjoy at the spot shown in the photo at the lead of this post so another government agency can take over? Why do a certain Idaho lawmakers and citizens want control over lands that gives me so much control over my health, happiness and recreational activities already?


Maybe the “business friendly” politicians want to sell this land to a contractor. That contractor will do what? Charge me or worse yet … stop me. Stop me from doing what I’m already am doing … enjoying the public lands “we, the people of the United States of America” own?

Tell Them

What can you do? Tell your lawmakers and/or candidates, you don’t want to sell or lease the public lands in Idaho.

It’s not scare tactics that I’m using when I say your state lawmakers and those who are candidates for that position, have already said they want your land. They want “we, the people” to compromise with “them.” Compromise so they can lease or sell land exactly like what is shown in the photo at the top of this post.





What then? Then the buyers or lessors can generate tax revenue for Idahoans and makes us rich and famous… or so the fairy tale goes. What I see happening is “Corporation X” closing off that piece of recreation property meant for “we the people” and making money for only their own little group of shareholders.

Remember however, that piece of recreation property is already making good stuff happen for its current shareholders – “we, the people of Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho and the rest of the U.S.A.”

We are the shareholders of that land. Stop the public land grab today.

FYI: This story was orignially published on my Blogspot website ( and moved to BondyBlogs.

What do you think? Leave a comment and make your opinion known.



Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, U.S.A.

Lower Than a Snake’s Belly It Is?

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Water Level Low in the Snake River of Idaho

Water is a huge issue for people in Idaho … at least it should be. And while the vast majority the people in Elmore County area don’t rely on the Snake River for the drinking water, it’s rather disturbing that grand old river is “low flowing” this Spring.

Record Setting Tweet

While the tweet the United States Geologic Service (USGS) sent this morning seemed ominous, it may not be all that bad. I’d have to research where the water in the Snake River comes from before sounding the sirens. It’s quite possible a reservoir or three upstream (east) of the King Hill, Idaho is holding water for a later date. Possible but not likely.

Where is King Hill, Idaho? / 43.003789, -115.205093


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This is my life just off Interstate 84 in Elmore County, Idaho.


Tim Bondy
Freelance Writer
Mountain Home, Idaho, U.S.A.