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  • Video: KGW crew harassed at Occupy Portland

    11/10/2011 5:59:38 AM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM | Frank Mungeam
    A citizen uploaded a video to YouTube on Tuesday documenting extended verbal harassment of a KGW news crew as the crew attempted to report from the downtown Occupy Portland encampment during Tuesday's noon newscast. The video shows a kerchief-wearing man who repeatedly shouts epithets at the crew, and pushes and shoves KGW employees trying to stay between the man and KGW news reporter Art Edwards. (Warning: video is unedited and contains extensive swearing - viewer discretion advised) Video uploaded by YouTube user: daylightdisinfectant News Director Rick Jacobs said KGW employees have been cursed at, pushed and shoved several times during...
  • Sex offender registered to Occupy Portland shares story

    10/18/2011 4:15:16 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | Natalie Brand
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A convicted sex offender from California who registered his address at the Occupy Portland camp spoke to FOX 12 about his past and reasons for moving. "I'm not here to harm children," said Raymond Curtis. "I'm not harmful to children." Curtis said he left Mendocino, CA, started driving and ended up in Portland. Since last week, he's been living in Lownsdale Square among the dozens of other demonstrators in solidarity with the national Occupy Wall Street movement. "I found there was an opportunity to maybe change the system and I've put everything I have into it....
  • Don’t tell Occupy Wall Street: Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would be boon for private equity titans

    10/18/2011 5:49:37 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 38 replies
    Yahoo news-The Lookout ^ | 10/18/2011 | Zachary Roth
    Under Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan, the managers of private equity funds--one of the most lucrative financial structures on Wall Street--would pay, on average, an income tax rate of just around 6 percent. That's less than the 9 percent rate most workers would pay, and it's a huge dropoff from the best assessment of the tax rate for private-equity fund managers under the existing tax code, which is around 29 percent. An accountant with the American Institute of CPAs prepared an analysis on Friday, at the request of Yahoo News that found that Warren Buffett would likely pay no income...
  • On global warming, Oregonians see 'separate realities,' survey finds

    09/26/2011 11:08:32 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 21 replies ^ | Monday, September 26, 2011, 12:04 PM | Scott Learn
    When it comes to views on global warming, Oregonians are living in "separate realities" based on political ideology, a new online survey indicates. Liberals and conservatives do line up on a lack of enthusiasm for coal and affection for energy conservation that knocks down utility bills, the survey commissioned by Oregon's Global Warming Commission found. The survey wasn't scientific, and likely garnered people with stronger views than a random survey would have. Survey designers recruited participants from 40 Oregon-based groups, including business and environmental organizations. But the ideological divisions among the roughly 2,250 people who completed the survey earlier this...
  • I miss you daddy

    09/10/2011 12:42:26 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 3 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Remembering 9/11 9/11 is REAL. The hurt and devastation from 9/11 is REAL. Country Music is REAL. 98.7 KUPL is REAL. Please join us in remembering those who lost their lives, the people who struggle every day with their loss and the heroes who worked endless hours trying to save people.
  • Seemingly drunk Swedish moose found stuck in tree

    09/08/2011 9:40:23 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 12 replies
    kptv-fox 12 ^ | Sep 08, 2011 | unknown
    STOCKHOLM (AP) - A seemingly intoxicated moose has been discovered entangled in an apple tree by a stunned Swede. Per Johansson says he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor's garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The animal was likely drunk from eating fermented apples. With the help of police and rescue services, the 45-year-old Johansson later managed to set the moose free in part by sawing off tree branches. But the animal appeared confused and wandered into Johansson's garden, where she was...
  • Experts: Obesity a problem for malnourished Oregonians

    12/04/2010 8:26:38 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    KGW news ^ | December 1, 2010 | PARIS ACHEN
    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Overweight and malnourished? The dichotomy may not seem to add up, but nutritional experts say obesity is epidemic among the most malnourished, indigent people in Southern Oregon and the nation at large. "Undernourished is underweight, but you can be malnourished and obese," says Cathy Miller, a Medford-based registered dietician. "It means you don't have the right nutrition (to be healthy), but you have a lot of body fat." Julie Kokinakes Anderson, Medford-based registered dietician, says the phenomenon of obesity among the poor results from consumption of nutrient-poor foods packed with excessive calories, fat, sugar and sodium,...
  • "God's Dog" in the Alameda Neighborhood(coyotes in Portland, Or.)

    12/04/2010 12:19:39 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 20 replies
    Audobon Society of PORTLAND ^ | 11/26/10 | Bob Sallinger
    Coyotes have lived in Northeast Portland’s Alameda Neighborhood for years. Audubon periodically receives reports from neighbors who have observed a coyote hunting mice at dawn in Wilshire Park or stealthily slinking down a neighborhood street as night approaches. It is no surprise that coyotes are there — coyotes, an animal that Navajo sheepherders once referred to as “God’s Dog,” have established themselves in neighborhoods across Portland just as they have established themselves in cities across North America. Although they are often observed alone, coyotes are pack animals and a pack will establish a territory over an area that can cover...
  • State lowballed cost of green tax breaks(Oregon)

    11/01/2009 4:36:36 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 4 replies · 710+ views
    OregonLive ^ | October 31, 2009 | Harry Esteve
    State officials deliberately underestimated the cost of Gov. Ted Kulongoski's plan to lure green energy companies to Oregon with big taxpayer subsidies, resulting in a program that cost 40 times more than unsuspecting lawmakers were told, an investigation by The Oregonian shows. Records also show that the program, a favorite of Kulongoski's known as the Business Energy Tax Credit, has given millions of dollars to failed companies while voters are being asked to raise income taxes because the state budget doesn't have enough to pay for schools and other programs. The incentives are now under intense scrutiny at the Oregon...
  • Stimulus spending adds nearly 10,000 jobs in Oregon

    10/31/2009 7:50:15 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 12 replies · 1,038+ views
    OregonLive ^ | October 30, 2009 | Harry Esteve
    After noticing similarities between the brains of meth users and stroke victims, Portland researchers Marilyn Huckans and Jennifer Loftis theorized they could devise a more effective treatment for addicts. All they needed was a good chunk of money to prove it. And they got it -- nearly $1 million -- courtesy of the federal stimulus act, which in its first eight months has showered $1.8 billion on Oregon, according to reports released Friday. "This is our big opportunity," said Huckans, who works with Loftis at Oregon Health & Science University. The money will be used to hire support staff and...
  • Multnomah County commissioners support education relief act for undocumented students(Portland,Or.)

    10/30/2009 12:05:13 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 3 replies · 404+ views
    OregonLive ^ | October 29, 2009 | Nikole Hannah-Jones
    The Multnomah County commissioners never seem short of resolutions to pass and proclamations to make, but today's unanimous vote to support the federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was particularly emotional for both the commissioners and the audience who came to support it. Known as the DREAM ACT, the legislation that would allow children brought into the country illegally to attend and pay in-state tuition at public universities, was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in March. But as it has stalled in the past year, it again has yet to be heard on...
  • How to stop doubting and love the climate models

    10/20/2009 5:11:26 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 50 replies · 1,875+ views
    OregonLive ^ | October 17, 2009 | JULIANE FRY, PHD
    Does human activity affect Earth's climate? A simple question, no? It's been settled with a ringing "yes" among the scientific community. Yet, the so-called "climate debate" still pops up on editorial pages, political blogs and television talk shows. Apparently, we scientists have failed to explain to the entire public how we have come to understand the climate system. For this we owe another attempt to engage readers who still feel there is some doubt about the role of human activity in Earth's climate. What follows is a no-frills, nonpartisan explanation of how a group of scientists working on a particular...
  • New study shows river runoff decreases in driest years in Oregon, Northwest(actual title!)

    09/15/2009 2:26:24 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 796+ views
    OregonLive ^ | September 14, 2009 | Joe Rojas-Burke
    In a warming world, scientists have told us to expect more rain and less snow in the Northwest -- but not less overall precipitation. New evidence, however, suggests that dry years are becoming more severely dry across the region. Even in the rain-drenched Northwest, the trend could escalate water conflicts if it continues. Farmers, conservationists and city water managers would face severe challenges trying to balance human needs with the survival requirements of endangered salmon that need cold, clean, rushing water. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service looked for changes in the amount of water flowing out of mountain basins...
  • We can't afford health care? You lie!

    09/14/2009 3:30:02 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 21 replies · 910+ views
    OregonLive ^ | September 14, 2009 | Tom Hastings
    We see the spectacle of the U.S. Congress unable to manage decent health care reform that will actually enable the American citizenry to join the rest of the industrialized world in having health care for all. The problems, it is clear, come from those who are lying. Death panels? That's true. We already have them. Insurance companies deny care to Americans who then die as a result. It happens every day, Sarah Palin. But ascribing that to the plans in Congress is untrue. In fact, those corporate death panels would be outlawed. Find the language in Obama's bill that says...
  • Federal officials kill two wolves linked to killing eastern Oregon livestock

    09/07/2009 4:13:57 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 13 replies · 1,080+ views
    OregonLive ^ | Saturday September 05, 2009 | Allan Brettman
    U.S. Department of Agriculture officials shot and killed two wolves today that were linked to five attacks on livestock in the Keating Valley area of Baker County. The wolves were shot after nonlethal efforts failed to keep them from killing livestock again. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife then authorized Agriculture's Wildlife Services to kill the animals, one of which was wearing a tracking collar, from a fixed-wing aircraft. "It's unfortunate that we got to this step," Russ Morgan, wolf coordinator for Fish and Wildlife, said in a news release, "but these wolves continued to kill livestock despite our...
  • Schools foster climate illiteracy

    07/18/2009 11:59:46 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 24 replies · 1,373+ views
    OregonLive ^ | July 18, 2009 | Bill Bigelow
    In ultra-green Portland, textbooks offer superficial take on global warming While visiting Portland recently, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood proclaimed that "Portland is the green capital of our country." Well, maybe when it comes to streetcars and light rail, but not when it comes to the public school curriculum. Today's most pressing environmental issue is climate change. James Hansen, chief climatologist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, warns of "a potential for explosive changes with effects that would be irreversible -- if we do not rapidly slow fossil fuel emissions over the next few decades." Climate change, noted...
  • The trail to torture

    04/24/2009 4:22:33 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 23, 2009, | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    As hunger grows for an inquiry into interrogation techniques, questions crop up about the nature of congressional oversight Congress is moving to examine how torturing captives became a national policy under the administration of George W. Bush. Such an examination could be a useful thing, but it also could devolve into a poisonous political bloodletting that would serve no purpose higher than exacting partisan punishment. This must be avoided, which is the reason President Barack Obama said he opposes the creation of independent commission to look into torture. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on...
  • Immigration: They come illegally because they can't come legally

    04/22/2009 1:35:30 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 72 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 21, 2009 | Erlinda Gonzales-Berry,professor emeritus at Oregon State University.
    They break the law, damn it. They are criminals, and they need to be treated as such. If they get sick, let them suffer like dogs. If children who have been socialized and brought up as Americans in our public schools want an affordable college education, tough oats. This riff-raff of undesirable "illegal aliens" needs to head south of the border and the sooner the better. Thus runs the tenor of anti-immigrant (and specifically anti-Mexican immigrant) discourse these days in our country. Undocumented workers come to the United States precisely because they can get a job. If there were no...
  • Blogger accused of threatening federal agent

    04/18/2009 9:11:52 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 57 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 18, 2009 | BRYAN DENSON
    Secret Service - The man seems to think "we are aiding . . . the 'illegal U.S. President' " A Springfield blogger is accused of threatening the life, limbs and lower alimentary canal of a Secret Service agent. James T. Cuneo, 43, was indicted Thursday on charges of making a series of threats against Special Agent Ronald Brown in the course of his official duties. This was strange turnabout for Brown, whose job in the agency's Presidential Protection Division is mainly to thwart threats against the commander in chief. For the first time in his 15-year career, Brown wrote in...
  • Killing of lambs ignites wolf concerns

    04/15/2009 5:56:21 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 10 replies · 613+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 15, 2009 | RICHARD COCKLE
    Ranching - If confirmed, the attacks east of Baker City will be the first in years LA GRANDE -- A gray wolf may have killed 19 lambs on an eastern Oregon ranch south of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in separate attacks April 9 and 12, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department officials said Tuesday. Seventeen lambs died and two were injured in the first attack on the ranch, which belongs to Curt Jacobs and is in the Keating Valley east of Baker City, said Michelle Dennehy, Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman. Two died in the second attack. If confirmed, the attacks will...
  • Endgame for pirates off Somalia's shores

    04/13/2009 8:28:28 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 13 replies · 859+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 13, 2009 | The Oregonian editorial board
    In a sane world, Somalia's navy would put a quick stop to the pirates who prey on merchant vessels off the Horn of Africa. But Somalia no longer has a navy, or even a functioning central government. The failed state has been one of the most lawless corners of the world since sliding into anarchy in 1991. That's why it was up to the United States to end the five-day standoff between U.S. naval forces and a small band of pirates off Somalia. Three of them, threatening to kill an American ship captain unless paid a $2million ransom, were fatally...
  • Take climate change personally in 2009(You just can't make it up Alert)

    01/03/2009 4:50:04 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 46 replies · 1,038+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 03, 2009 | Elin Miller(EPA Regional Admin.,Seattle)
    As we begin a New Year, please join me in taking the Climate Change challenge personally. By resolving to get active in your community and make small but important changes in your daily life, you'll not only get to know your neighbors better, but you'll also get connected to a global effort to keep the world a beautiful place for future generations. While there's been a lot of discussion about Climate Change and its effects, I believe there's enough scientific agreement around how and why the Earth's climate is changing to begin taking action. No matter what happens, climate-wise, we...
  • Closing the book on the Bush era(Warning;another loony left hate piece)

    01/02/2009 3:04:15 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 636+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 31, 2008 | The Oregonian editorial board
    One year ago on New Year's Eve, we offered this gloomy assessment of the legacy of President George W. Bush: "It has been an enormously eventful seven years for the United States and for the world. By and large, the changes have not been for the better. The United States is deeper in debt, politically polarized, militarily overextended and more deeply distrusted around the world than it was when the president took office." It was harsh judgment, couched in considerable relief that only one year remained of the Bush presidency. As it turned out, though, even that one final year...
  • Warfare, corruption breed terrorism

    12/31/2008 3:30:09 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 5 replies · 365+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 30, 2008 | Michael Munk
    David Oliver Relin's "Message to Obama" (Opinion, Dec. 28) surely reflects not only his humanitarian concern for the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, but also delivers some well deserved criticism of U.S. policies in the region. But, like the man upon whom he places his hope for change, he fails to recognize the elephant in the room that is at the heart of what he calls the "growing crisis." The elephant is his own nation's military occupation of Afghanistan and its daily violation of Pakistani sovereignty. By tracing U.S. policy after 9/11 solely to "rebuilding" Afghanistan, he conveniently ignores that...
  • Striking a better balance

    12/31/2008 2:49:18 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 618+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 30, 2008 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    The military can't -- and shouldn't -- be the primary way that the U.S. deals with the world A season when America is focused on difficult problems in Gaza, Iraq, Iran, Afghan istan and Pakistan is a good time to reconsider this country's heavy reliance on the military to do its diplomatic work. In fact, the U.S. civilian diplomatic corps and foreign aid agencies have been drastically undersupplied and undervalued this decade. The incoming Obama administration can and should correct this imbalance. It's not that the military hasn't done everything that's been asked of it and, by and large, done...
  • America's dark hour

    12/14/2008 6:16:25 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 34 replies · 2,130+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 12, 2008, 5:14 PM | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    A Senate committee report makes clear that top officials were responsible for abuse and torture A naked Iraqi detainee is attacked by dogs held by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. It wasn't just a few bad apples. It never was. Of course, the Pentagon and the Justice Department wanted us to believe that the abuses that Americans carried out at Abu Ghraib were strictly the excesses of a small group of poorly trained and inadequately supervised reservists. But consider cases such as that of Imad Khudair, swept up in a raid and held for nine months in 2003, before being...
  • Activists want to make Portland a sanctuary for AWOL servicement(BerkeleyLite swoon)

    12/03/2008 2:34:18 AM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 50 replies · 913+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 02, 2008, 8:11 PM | Mark Larabee,
    Activists from several peace groups will go before the Portland City Council today seeking support for making Portland a sanctuary for military resisters -- service members who have gone AWOL to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They hope the City Council will instruct police officers to ignore federal arrest warrants if they make a traffic stop of a soldier absent without leave. The activists say such a stance is backed by the city's formal opposition to the Iraq war. And, they say, it's in line with the city's withdrawal from the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force as well...
  • Obama Poised to Win and Make Significant Inroads with Christian Voters(major BS alert)

    10/30/2008 5:05:00 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 37 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Barna Group ^ | October 22, 2008 | to ashamed to give their name
    (Ventura, California) - Unless a dramatic shake-up of the electorate occurs in the next two weeks, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is poised to win the November 4th election by a comfortable margin. A new survey from The Barna Group, exploring the voting preferences of registered voters who are likely to vote in the upcoming election found that Sen. Obama has a 13-point lead against Republican John McCain (50% to 37%). One of the surprising insights of the research is the significant inroads Sen. Obama has made among the Christian community, particularly compared to 2004. In fact, among born again...
  • Obama for president(endorsement by The Oregonian)

    10/19/2008 8:19:05 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 8 replies · 523+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 19, 2008 | pseudo intellectual editors
    The Democrat brings a new hope to a country that badly needs it I - n the century and a half that Oregon and The Oregonian have been making presidential choices, there has rarely been a time when the nation so desperately needed a sharp change in direction. To provide that change, The Oregonian strongly urges voters to support Barack Obama. Obama has the best chance, and the best abilities, to rebuild an American economy that has grown dangerously unstable, with government, consumers and the nation itself spiraling deeply into debt and selling off the national future to pay for...
  • 2 arraigned in burning of McCain yard sign in SE Portland

    10/14/2008 2:29:27 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 23 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 13, 2008, 8:52 PM | Stephen Beaven
    Not long ago, a neighbor confided to Gene Scrutton that she feared expressing her conservative political beliefs in their left-leaning Southeast Portland neighborhood, where Obama-Biden signs sprout like mushrooms in one front yard after another. That helped persuade Scrutton, a staunch Republican, to plant a gigantic Sen. John McCain campaign sign in his front yard. But in the blue center of a blue city, supporting the unofficial opposition can be a dangerous move, as Scrutton and his wife, Karen, discovered over the weekend. On Monday, two 23-year-old men were arraigned in an attack that involved hurling a Molotov cocktail at...
  • Look out, Oregon, for a global warming land rush

    10/06/2008 2:29:46 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 32 replies · 950+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 05, 2008, 9:45 PM | Eric Mortenson, The Oregonian
    The prediction caused a collective grimace among the mayors, city councilors, engineers and planners in the audience. By 2060, a Metro economist said, the seven-county Portland area could grow to 3.85 million people -- nearly double the number here now. Then Lorna Stickel, a planner with the Portland Water Bureau, stood to ask a question. Does the population projection, she asked, account for the possibility of climate change refugees? Brains have been spinning ever since. Because what if? What if the American Southwest dries up, browns out, and those people now misting their patios in Arizona head to the still-green...
  • The debate at the bottom of the ticket(Biden won alert)

    10/03/2008 11:57:40 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 22 replies · 851+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 03, 2008 | intoxicated editors
    O n Thursday night in a Midwestern city, a gray-haired senator from the East Coast squared off against the folksy, rookie governor of a remote Western state. It was an occasion to give curious Americans a chance to get to know them better. In Joe Biden's case, this was a good thing. The longtime senator displayed a calm authority and breadth of knowledge that helped explain why he plays such a key role in the Senate, not to mention the Democratic caucus. And his brief moment of anguish as he recalled the tragedy that killed his wife and daughter and...
  • Scrutinizing Sarah Palin(another hit piece)

    09/03/2008 6:11:07 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 30 replies · 459+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | September 03, 2008 | mentally challenged editors
    McCain's choice for vice president already seems fraught with problems Wednesday, September 03, 2008 The Oregonian I n her first appearance with Republican nominee-to-be John McCain on Friday, Sarah Palin was a fresh and appealing figure. In the three days since, the doubts about her qualifications have grown. Not, it must be stressed, because of her daughter's out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Her children's lives and choices ought to be left out of the political debate. Barack Obama was exactly right when he insisted Monday that her daughter's situation "has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor or her potential performance as...
  • Sugarland, Sheryl Crow Perform at Democratic Convention Kickoff Concert

    08/25/2008 6:11:25 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 28 replies · 230+ views
    CMT News ^ | August 25, 2008
    Sugarland, Sheryl Crow and Dave Matthews performed Sunday night (Aug. 24) near Denver during a kick-off concert for the Democratic national convention. The event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was designed to call attention to environmental issues. During the concert, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles told the crowd, "I wonder how many of you know who we are and what we do. We are here to support environmental awareness. ... Country music artists are stereotyped in so many ways. You think we don't care about the environment. We do." Nettles and Sugarland partner Kristian Bush have not endorsed a candidate and declined to...
  • What does it cost us to buy a green job?

    07/17/2008 5:20:41 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 10 replies · 128+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 17, 2008 | Jody Wiser ,chairwoman of Tax Fairness Oregon.
    The Oregonian's front page story that Gov. Ted Kulongoski is proposing a range of activities to keep the state's economy moving and green was welcome news ("Kulongoski sees jobs in 'green,' " July 8). Government has a responsibility to respond to social and economic needs, and we're all hoping for a convergence of the two with "green jobs." But the term "green jobs" is being bandied about without any clear definition of what a good green job is, how long it will last and how much taxpayers should kick in to bring such jobs to Oregon. Tax credits without performance...
  • Mr. Obama heads for the war zone (Big barf alert)

    07/17/2008 5:05:27 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 21 replies · 76+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 17, 2008 | gomer and goober
    The candidate correctly notes Most political observers expect the presidential election will turn largely on how voters think the economy is faring and which candidate will be best equipped to steer it into the next decade. But the most durable issue in the campaign continues to be how best to manage the wars U.S. troops are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This week, in a newspaper op-ed and a major address, Democratic nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama sought to slash into the perception that John McCain, his Republican rival, would be a better commander-in-chief. Obama sharpened his criticism of the management of...
  • Johnny-come-lately on climate change

    07/11/2008 3:23:45 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 27 replies · 82+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 11, 2008 | cult devotees
    Bush is years overdue in combating global warming, but the G-8 agreement is finally a start For all its shortcomings, this week's Group of Eight declaration on greenhouse gas emissions offers symbolic value and a glimmer of hope. We would praise President Bush for his role in organizing the international talks that led to the pact, but he has earned no such accolades. Less than seven months remain in his presidency, and now he's finally getting serious about global warming? Bush spent his first 90 months in office dragging his feet on climate change, denying the severity of the threat...
  • Prayer Request

    06/09/2008 1:36:00 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 74+ views
    Please pray for the family and friends of the 11 yr old Scouter who drowned on a BSA troop canoe trip.
  • Acidity levels on West Coast rising faster than scientists had estimated (We're doomed-maybe-yep)

    05/23/2008 8:50:11 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 31 replies · 69+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 23, 2008 | SCOTT LEARN
    A study finds that greenhouse gases combined with a natural carbon cycle are threatening sea life Scientists have known for a while that greenhouse gases associated with global warming steadily make ocean water more acidic, a threat to coral, shellfish and smaller shell-forming creatures that serve as food for young salmon and other fish. On Thursday, a team of researchers from the Northwest and elsewhere delivered worse news: The acidity is much higher than expected in the ocean just off the West Coast, hitting the relatively shallow waters of the fruitful continental shelf during spring and summer. Result: Modern life,...
  • Senate draped in despair over Kennedy diagnosis

    05/20/2008 3:41:21 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 98 replies · 541+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 20, 2008 12:28PM | Charles Pope
    WASHINGTON - Senators were settling in today for their weekly lunch together in the Capitol when the news was announced: Sen. Edward Kennedy had been diagnosed with malignant brain cancer. ``It was a stunning moment,'' said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who like her colleagues emerged from the lunch pale and visibly distressed. ``All the oxygen went out of the room.'' Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, spoke so quietly he could hardly be heard. ``I'm having a hard time remembering a day in my 34 years here that I felt this badly,'' he said. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., paused to compose herself...
  • The 10 best beer names ever

    05/20/2008 6:59:56 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 94 replies · 157+ views ^ | May 16, 2008 | Joey Redner
    I recently read a piece by John Foyston in The Oregonian relating how five bottles of an ultra-rare beer named Hair of the Dog Dave sold separately at auction for a combined $2838.30. Had there been a sixth, Foyston points out, it would have amounted to a $3,500 sixer. After cringing a bit, I had to laugh. If it had been a wine, the name on the bottle would have been something pompous sounding like Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne. However, these bidders shelled out up to $719 per 375ml for a tipple named Dave. You have to love the working-class ethic of...
  • Don't know much about history

    05/19/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 71+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 19, 2008 | 3rdgrade graduate editors
    The president makes a clumsy reference to Nazi Germany before Israeli lawmakers Monday, May 19, 2008 E xquisitely timed, this was not. Politicians and commentators do a disservice to history when they evoke the Third Reich to make political points, as if American policy questions can be equated to state-sponsored genocide. Such comparisons dull the uniqueness of the horrors visited upon Jews, gypsies and others during the dark years between Kristallnacht and the Allies' capture of Berlin. But there stood the POTUS, on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, addressing that country's national parliament, groping...
  • John McCain's energy policy

    05/13/2008 6:31:03 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 41 replies · 90+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 13, 2008 | drugged editors
    W hether or not his goals are ambitious enough, John McCain made it clear Monday in Portland that he will be the anti-George W. Bush when it comes to global warming and alternative energy policy. "I will not shirk the mantle of leadership that the United States bears," the presumptive Republican nominee said to an audience of journalists and Vestas employees. "I will not accept the same dead-end of failed diplomacy that claimed Kyoto." If he is elected president, McCain promised to propose a cap-and-trade system designed to ratchet down the volume of carbon emissions, which contribute to greenhouse gases....
  • McCain joins Democrats on climate issue

    05/13/2008 6:19:29 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 53 replies · 120+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 13, 2008 | SCOTT LEARN, MICHAEL MILSTEIN and GAIL KINSEY HILL
    Sen. John McCain's Portland-based global warming manifesto now puts all three presidential candidates -- and both major parties' leaders -- firmly in favor of aggressive cuts to greenhouse gases. McCain's goals, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, are less aggressive than those of Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his potential Democratic opponents. But they're a quantum leap from the goals in his home state. Under Arizona's plan, the state's emissions would still be 35 percent above 1990 levels by 2020. And they're a bit tougher than the combined efforts of the Western Climate Initiative, a...
  • Text fills in history of Oregon's racist acts

    05/12/2008 6:29:28 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 10 replies · 414+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 12, 2008 | KIMBERLY MELTON
    Education - Portland Public Schools may add the book to the new social studies curriculum for eighth-graders Portland Public Schools is poised to adopt a new curriculum today, making the district the first in the state to use a textbook exploring Oregon's racial history. "This is not your traditional Oregon history kids may have learned in social studies class in fourth grade," said Marcia Arganbright, district director of curriculum and instruction. "Beyond the Oregon Trail: Oregon's Untold History" is one of four books recommended for eighth-grade social studies classes. Arganbright said the district did not seek out a curriculum that...
  • Commentary: Wright issue will haunt conservative media elite(Hold your tummy BARF alert)

    05/05/2008 4:48:51 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 17 replies · 101+ views ^ | updated 1 hour, 55 minutes ago | Roland S. Martin
    (CNN) -- Now that Sen. Barack Obama has denounced his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, many of his critics, especially those who call themselves conservative, are happy he has put the dashiki-wearing, American-criticizing former Marine in his place
  • Pregnancy raises touchy gender issue

    03/26/2008 6:09:19 AM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 29 replies · 918+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 26, 2008 | DON COLBURN
    A transgender man in Bend claims he is five months pregnant -- in a case that would stretch the meaning of the 21st-century family and the limits of personal pronouns. But what sounds on the Internet like science fiction or tabloid hype may be more a matter of semantics, hormones and personal choice. The parent-to-be was born female but identifies as a man, he writes in his first-person account posted this week by The Advocate, a national gay publication. He legally changed his name to Thomas Beatie and married a woman named Nancy. Beatie declined to answer questions from The...
  • Climate orthodoxy perpetrates a hoax

    02/25/2008 3:08:18 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 15 replies · 207+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 25, 2008 | GORDON FULKS
    G ov. Ted Kulongoski's successful purge of George Taylor -- Oregon's former state climatologist and soon-to-be former director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University -- has a clear message for scientists: agree with the governor or you too will disappear. Don't hint that man-made global warming is the greatest scientific hoax of our time. It offends the governor. Many, like Taylor, are unwilling to support political agendas at odds with good science but also too polite to play the role of the little boy in "The Emperor's New Clothes." They will quietly say, "Let's look at the...
  • DeFazio adds his clout to Cheney impeachment push(Oregon moonbat rep.)

    02/14/2008 6:53:26 AM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 11 replies · 62+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | CHARLES POPE
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete DeFazio, D-Ore., officially joined a small but persistent group of Democrats on Wednesday calling for a robust investigation into the tenure of Vice President Dick Cheney as a possible prelude to impeachment. DeFazio agreed to sign a letter circulated by Rep. Bob Wexler of Florida, who has been relentlessly driving the so-far-unsuccessful effort to boot Cheney from office. Despite Wexler's persistence and DeFazio's seniority, it's unlikely that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow impeachment activities. She has said repeatedly and consistently that impeachment "is off the table" because it would get in the way of other...
  • House debates nature of rights-Oregon HealthCare

    02/14/2008 6:31:22 AM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 8 replies · 110+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | BILL GRAVES
    Oregon - A bill to let voters decide if health care is a "fundamental right" moves to the Senate Do Oregonians have a fundamental right to effective, affordable health care? That question threw the Oregon House into a lofty and philosophical debate for more than an hour Wednesday before it voted 31-29 along strict party lines in favor of referring it to the November ballot. The vote marked a narrow victory for a legislator who has been fighting for three years to put the state on a course to provide health care to more than 600,000 residents without insurance. "I'm...