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200 Evacuated at Costco [Salem, Oregon]
Statesman Journal.com ^ | 11-19-03 | Jody Lawrence-Turner

Posted on 11/29/2003 10:24:38 AM PST by Salvation

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:43:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Employees and shoppers at Costco in Salem board Cherriots buses after the store was evacuated before noon Tuesday after several became ill.

At least 24 suffer an illness.

Five shoppers passed out inside Costco on Tuesday, causing the evacuation of more than 200 customers and employees.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: costco; evacuation; keizer; odorless; oregon; safeway; salem; sick; terrorism
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This happened a week ago, but I did not find it with a search for "Costco".

Something we need to be concerned about?

Stories here theorize that Vancouver, Canada AlQaeda cells are using the I-5 corridor (quick getaway) for tests for the next terrorism attack -- shopping malls at Christmas?

Your thoughts and comments requested.

BTW this also happened in a Safeway store in Keizer (4 miles N of the Costco)

1 posted on 11/29/2003 10:24:40 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
HazMat and FBI were also called in!
2 posted on 11/29/2003 10:25:41 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Oorang
Ping!
3 posted on 11/29/2003 10:28:05 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Perhaps eco-terrorists who hate capitalism.
4 posted on 11/29/2003 10:28:52 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
**Perhaps eco-terrorists who hate capitalism.**

Perhaps, but what do you think of the Al-Qaeda, testing for major terrorist attack, I-5 theory that some here in Salem are espousing?
5 posted on 11/29/2003 10:30:49 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Grampa Dave
Can you do an Oregon Ping for me?

Thanks
6 posted on 11/29/2003 10:31:21 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Northwest is not lacking for Islamic sympathizers... like Mayor Katz of Portland.
7 posted on 11/29/2003 10:31:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Perhaps DemocRATS who don't want a rebounding economy.
8 posted on 11/29/2003 10:32:55 AM PST by doug from upland (Hillary didn't hire Pelicano.......my butt)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
**like Mayor Katz of Portland.**

Sad but true. She needs to be replaced in the next election!
9 posted on 11/29/2003 10:33:10 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
A Search on Google News brought some results:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Costco&sa=N&tab=wn

10 posted on 11/29/2003 10:37:33 AM PST by Lib Buster
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To: Salvation
One of their compost piles probably burped.

For those who are curious, right near Salem there is a sign on I-5 that says "45th parallel. Half the distance from the equator to the north pole"

11 posted on 11/29/2003 10:39:50 AM PST by djf
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Northwest is not lacking for Islamic sympathizers

Neither is Texas. Bottom line, is we need to get a grip on this immigration lunacy, or we will all face the consequences.

____________________________________________________________ Middle Easterners Streaming Into Texas:

The HoustonChronicle.com ^ | August 2002 | Edward Hegstrom

Middle Easterners streaming to Texas

By EDWARD HEGSTROM

Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle Texas has one of the nation's fastest-growing Middle Eastern populations, and most of the state's immigrants live in Houston, according to a study based on census data.

Researchers at the Center for Immigration Studies say Texas' Middle Eastern population more than doubled in the last decade, to just over 100,000, including more than 52,000 in Greater Houston.

12 posted on 11/29/2003 10:40:20 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Salvation
Thanks for the ping. If I remember the "terrorists in the U.S. map" correctly there is quite a large contengent of Al-Queda in the Seattle area (I-5 corridor) and as we all know quite a few groups in B.C.,Canada.

I am no haz-mat person but I find it hard to believe that this was caused by food-samples being handed out. Just doesn't sound right. Besides, if it was bad food, I don't think they people would have taken ill that quickly.

13 posted on 11/29/2003 10:42:41 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: Cindy
Here's another incident to add to the "interesting" possibly terrorist list.
14 posted on 11/29/2003 10:44:56 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Well that's interesting. I'm getting awfully tired of all the immigration (I'm talking legal, don't even get me started on all the illegals). America is no longer the "melting pot". Besides, the melting temperature for middle-easterners is just way too high.
15 posted on 11/29/2003 10:48:56 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: Salvation
Apparently thse types of incidents are sometimes caused by "mass hysteria". I hate it when doctors write off illnesses as psychosomatic. But when no cause can be found and all the "victims" are quickly released from the hospital, you have to wonder. Perhaps one or two people fainted and the others said: "Hey, I'm not feeling so good myself."
16 posted on 11/29/2003 10:53:35 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Joe Hadenuf
So the fact there are Middle Easterns in Texas means they're Terrorist sympathizers?

Give me a break
17 posted on 11/29/2003 10:55:33 AM PST by freedom44
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To: Salvation
Is it true that Mayor Katz is a left-wing liberal transplant from the Northeast U.S.?
18 posted on 11/29/2003 10:58:27 AM PST by jragan2001
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To: Salvation

Oregon needs a change!
19 posted on 11/29/2003 11:01:59 AM PST by freedom44
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To: Oorang
You betcha......
20 posted on 11/29/2003 11:03:31 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: freedom44; Joe Hadenuf
So the fact there are Middle Easterns in Texas means they're Terrorist sympathizers?

I've always attributed it largely to the fact that we (Houston) are the world's petroleum/energy capital.

21 posted on 11/29/2003 11:04:15 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra
I've always attributed it largely to the fact that we (Houston) are the world's petroleum/energy capital.

Petroleum??

Read on.....

"This shows Texas is not just a destination for Mexicans anymore," said Steven Camarota, author of the study released Wednesday.

Surprisingly, though, Camarota found, about 23 percent of the Middle Easterners use some sort of welfare, higher than the native population.

Greater Houston's Middle Easterners form the seventh-largest concentration in this country. Iranians are the biggest group locally, followed by Pakistanis and Saudis. However, Middle Easterners may go virtually unnoticed in Houston "because they are spread out," said Nidal Zayer, a columnist at a local Arabic paper, Al Maraya. "They are in Pasadena, along FM 1960, in Sugar Land -- everywhere."

22 posted on 11/29/2003 11:15:07 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Salvation
FBI officials later discounted that possibility and determined that the Costco warehouse was not a crime scene.

Based on what? How do they know its not a crime scene if they dont know what caused this?
23 posted on 11/29/2003 11:16:21 AM PST by Husker24
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To: freedom44
There was a thread last night about how some Texas Islamic guy, who Bush appointed to some committee on the Middle East, was over in Egypt giving speeches on the importance of defeating Bush on '04.
24 posted on 11/29/2003 11:20:43 AM PST by Eva
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To: Tijeras_Slim
She's a pussykatz compared to the terrorist symps in Seattle, Bahgdad Jim McDermott, Osama bin Murray, et. al.
25 posted on 11/29/2003 11:29:59 AM PST by tubavil
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To: Husker24
How do they know its not a crime scene if they dont know what caused this?

Exactly. But that went over the heads of 95% of the population. That's all that matters. Back to Scott and Lacy, Jacko, etc, ...

26 posted on 11/29/2003 11:35:02 AM PST by tubavil
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To: Eva
It's much, much, much, worse than that. He appointed a terrorist.
27 posted on 11/29/2003 11:36:08 AM PST by tubavil
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To: jragan2001
I don't know where she originally called home. I do know she is a screaming liberal. One of the recently sentenced "Portland Seven" (Al-Q affiliates) worked directly under her in the mayor's office. Right after 9/11 she refused to work with Homeland Security. She also forbid any of those working under her thumb to work with H.S. She has an absolute addiction to more and more taxes. She, IMHO, is almost (not quite) par with the Hilda-beast.
28 posted on 11/29/2003 11:36:17 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: tubavil
Good observation. They (Baghdad Jim & Murray) wield more power being congresscritters.
29 posted on 11/29/2003 11:37:59 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: doug from upland
**Perhaps DemocRATS who don't want a rebounding economy.**

Could be paying AlQaeda??????
30 posted on 11/29/2003 11:39:01 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: djf
**"45th parallel. Half the distance from the equator to the north pole"**

You're scaring me......shushhhhhhhh!
31 posted on 11/29/2003 11:39:55 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wideminded
Apparently thse types of incidents are sometimes caused by "mass hysteria".

And they probably figure if they fall down they can join the lawsuit!

32 posted on 11/29/2003 11:40:42 AM PST by Vesuvian
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To: wideminded
**I hate it when doctors write off illnesses as psychosomatic.88

Ditto -- I don't think that was the case at the Costco, however.
33 posted on 11/29/2003 11:41:34 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Are you sure that Hillary Rotten Clinton was not visiting the area? All it would take, is Hitlery breaking wind, and the whole city would be ill.
34 posted on 11/29/2003 11:42:13 AM PST by punster
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To: jragan2001
**Is it true that Mayor Katz is a left-wing liberal transplant from the Northeast U.S.?**

I know the first part of your question is true, the NE part I cannot verify?

Portlanders?
35 posted on 11/29/2003 11:42:40 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Husker24
**Based on what? How do they know its not a crime scene if they dont know what caused this?**

Good question.................I don't have the answer, but I bet there is a lot we are not being told!
36 posted on 11/29/2003 11:44:00 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
She graduated from Brooklyn College in New York, earning a Masters of Arts studies in 1957 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1955. She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.
37 posted on 11/29/2003 11:45:24 AM PST by tubavil
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To: Oorang
And Maria "Cantwell" from WA also!
38 posted on 11/29/2003 11:45:48 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: tubavil
*** RDDB ***
39 posted on 11/29/2003 11:46:18 AM PST by tubavil
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To: tubavil

40 posted on 11/29/2003 11:46:54 AM PST by tubavil
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To: Salvation
It was....the salmon pate'. Love those free samples!
41 posted on 11/29/2003 11:47:48 AM PST by AndrewB
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To: tubavil
Posting that photo was not a smart move. You will now have to soak your hard-drive in Lysol.
42 posted on 11/29/2003 11:49:35 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: tubavil
Do you have a link to the thread, or a suggestion for a search (name, etc.)? I would like to read up on that one. Thanks.
43 posted on 11/29/2003 11:51:20 AM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: punster
You got it!
44 posted on 11/29/2003 11:52:04 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: jragan2001
Mayor Katz was the champion of the inept Police Chief Moose, before he moved from Portland to Montgomery County.
45 posted on 11/29/2003 11:52:48 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: tubavil
So Krazy Katz is from the NE?

No wonder we don't like her!
46 posted on 11/29/2003 11:52:59 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
So Krazy Katz is from the NE?

No wonder we don't like her!


Everyday it is good to have a little happy news, a little ray of sunshine on an otherwise gloomy gray Western Oregon day. Knowing that Vera Katz wasn't home grown in Oregon, but is a transplanted weirdo is my sunshine for today.

47 posted on 11/29/2003 11:58:39 AM PST by DeSoto
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To: Oorang
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1029524/posts

From Daniel Pipes (months before Bush appointment):

"These admirers overlook the following unsavory facts about Abou El Fadl: (1) The published essays in this collection (roughly half the total) first appeared in The Minaret, house organ of the Islamic Center of Southern California, a leading militant Islamic institution. (2) Abou El Fadl has acknowledged giving money to the Holy Land Foundation of Richardson, Texas, an organization President Bush subsequently closed down because it raised money for Hamas, called by the president "one of the deadliest terrorist organizations in the world today." (3) Abou El Fadl speaks for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, alleged recently to be one of Islam's stateside image custodians that are "little more than shills for terrorist organizations." Abou El Fadl, sad to say, is just another Muslim extremist."
48 posted on 11/29/2003 12:04:13 PM PST by tubavil
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To: tubavil
Thanks for the link and info.
49 posted on 11/29/2003 12:17:38 PM PST by Oorang ( If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?)
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To: Joe Hadenuf; Allegra


Yeah you better watch out for those "dangerous" Iranian-Americans.. never know what they'll do.. support war on terror with these demonstrations, bring tons of $ to the economy, vote 70% Republican. damn dangerous breed.
50 posted on 11/29/2003 12:47:55 PM PST by freedom44
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