Talk:J. R. Simplot

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Head injury[edit]

I don't have time, but someone might want to add something about his fall after the bowl game. It sounds like a serious injury.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/238/story/65903.html Pgrote 05:47, 3 January 2007 (UTC)[]

Atheist[edit]

Oh, really? The only evidence that the contributor of this "fact" has to offer is a listing in the somewhat dubious Celebrity Atheist List, using a single-sentence quote from Fast Food Nation, a sensationalizing book that isn't even a biography of J.R. Simplot. Unless evidence can be produced that Simplot actually believed there wasn't a deity, at best we can say that his religious beliefs were agnosticism or "unknown". This smacks of intellectual dishonesty, at the least. —QuicksilverT @ 15:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)[]

This obit suggests he was an atheist.--droptone (talk) 12:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)[]
How so? --BDD (talk) 19:26, 3 November 2014 (UTC)[]

'Natural causes' is not a cause of death[edit]

It's just a meaningless phrase, except that he wasn't murdered etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.193.144.79 (talk) 09:19, 6 June 2008 (UTC)[]

Esquire Magazine's "What I've Learned"[edit]

The article would be enhanced by including the "What I've Learned" Esquire interview with Mr. Simplot. It is how I first heard of him and how I came to admire his plain speaking, down-to-Earth wisdom and philosophy.

Fusedmind (talk) 15:00, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[]

Tax evasion not mentioned?[edit]

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and it was an accepted fact that JR Simplot got in trouble for tax fraud, yet there is no mention of this in his biography. Why not?

References (there are many more):

http://fortune.com/2012/02/12/the-simplot-saga-how-americas-french-fry-king-made-billions-more-in-semiconductors-fortune-1995/ http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/geog/rrt/part6/chp19/142.htm http://smeedonstate-ism.com/columns/1977.htm (search for "Simplot and the Judge") — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.135.125.75 (talk) 14:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)[]

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