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  • Oregon: Full-throttle growth, nears full-employment

    06/21/2016 12:29:29 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    Oregon Business Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | Josh Lehner
    On the backs of the consumer and the strengthening labor market, the U.S. economic expansion continues. Weakness and uncertainty remain in terms of the global economy, financial markets and the goods-producing industries. However, as the U.S. economy enters the seventh year of expansion, including the longest string on monthly job gains on record, the outlook remains positive. The ongoing job gains and wage growth are pulling workers back into the economy and measures of slack, or underutilization, show ongoing improvements.
  • OK...Let's BAN Terrorists....

    12/11/2015 5:13:56 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    me ^ | 12/11/15 | me
    OK...I am SOOOOOO tired of the angst about Muslims being the target of those who should be banned for awhile.... so, let's ban TERRORISTS.....too bad if it so happens that ALL terrorists ARE Muslims.
  • Barbecued Pigs Head thrown at Philly Mosque...OMG

    12/08/2015 4:36:18 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 53 replies
    Greta Van Sustern show ^ | 12/8/15 | FOX
    THAT is all
  • Mark Furman just told all CC holders to carry EVEN IF THERE is A NO GUNS SIGN

    12/04/2015 6:52:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 101 replies
    On the Ingraham show Fuhrman just told everyone with CCW to carry into ANY place where there is NO metal detector.
  • Laura Ingraham posting Video 9.11...mentioned From Free Republic

    12/02/2015 8:17:26 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 40 replies
    L ingraham posting the cbs video on her Facebook now
  • We ‘refuse to comply’: Christian bakers won’t be bullied by gag order

    07/08/2015 10:30:57 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 7, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    It’s going to take more than a gag order from a state bureaucrat to shut up two Christian bakers under assault for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in Oregon. As reported by Bizpac Review on Saturday, Aaron and Melissa Klein were not only hit with a $135,000 fine for refusing to bake the cake, but they were also ordered by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian to stop speaking out about the case. The Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told Fox News’ Todd Starnes they have no intention of obeying what they see as...
  • Flying Our Flag upside down

    06/26/2015 8:33:30 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 69 replies
    me ^ | 6/26/15 | me
    I am considering flying our flag upside down from now on...did it once when o was elected...just feels like freedom is waning
  • Obamacare is costing way less than expected

    02/02/2015 4:15:07 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 55 replies
    VOX ^ | 2/2/15 | Ezra Klein
    In January 2010, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal health spending would total a bit more than $11 trillion between 2011 and 2020. Today, the Congressional Budget Office thinks it made a mistake. Costs are coming in lower-than-expected, and the CBO's newest projections suggest the federal government will spend $600 billion less on health care than they predicted back in 2010. So far, so good: projections are always wrong by at least a bit, and it's nice to have the extra $600 billion in America's pocket. But here's the incredible thing: as Paul Van de Water, a health...
  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX [Live Thread]

    02/01/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 1,311 replies
    Super Bowl....can't find a starting this
  • HELP....ASUS laptop power connection pins failing.

    11/03/2014 1:43:33 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 44 replies
    me | 11/3/14 | me
    no battery anymore (well...dying now)....any guy says (after soldering once) that it is unrepairable.....trying to save files right
  • Bold Agenda PAC ad

    10/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 10 replies ^ | 10/20/14 | boldagendapac
    Anyone see this AD????
  • Oregon’s 'first lady,' Gov. Kitzhaber's fiancee, admits to pot growing past

    10/14/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The colorful past of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee includes a phase as an aspiring marijuana farmer.
  • Obama is in AFGHANISTAN

    05/25/2014 9:01:50 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 72 replies
  • New CBO Numbers Show Remarkably Simple Path to Balanced Budget

    02/13/2014 4:46:41 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 9 replies
    Cato Blog ^ | 2/6/14 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The two biggest takeaways are that a spending freeze (similar to what we got in 2012 and 2013) would almost balance the (Federal) budget in 2016 and would definitely produce a budget surplus in 2017. I also highlight what would happen if politicians merely limited spending so it grew at the rate of inflation, about 2.3 percent per year. Under that scenario, the budget would be balanced in 2019 (actually a $20 billion surplus, but that’s an asterisk by Washington standards).
  • Congressional Probe of Cover Oregon

    02/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 2/13/2014 | Nick Budnick
    Influential members of Congress have asked its investigative arm to probe the beleaguered Cover Oregon health insurance exchange, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced Thursday in Medford. Walden joined with Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-Penn), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Penn), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich) to sign a Feb. 12 letter requesting an investigation to Gene Dodaro, the U.S. Comptroller General who oversees the Government Accountability Office.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Student Debt forgiven starting in October 2017....

    11/30/2013 9:05:39 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 13 replies
    Office of the US Dept of Education ^ | unknown | Office of the US Dept of Education
    nyone heard about this....student has to pay back for 10 years, and then loan can be forgiven....??? 501c3's and government work qualify...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration Reform One of the 'Biggest Civil Rights Issues of Our Time'

    11/24/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/13 | Benjamin Bell
    During an exclusive interview with "This Week," Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg criticized the current U.S. immigration system and framed comprehensive reform as a major civil rights issue. "When you meet these children who are really talented, and they've grown up in America and they really don't know any other country besides that, but they don't have the opportunities that … we all enjoy, it's really heartbreaking - right? That seems like it's one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time," Zuckerberg said.
  • Air Nat'l Guard proposal about F15s in Oregon

    07/06/2013 6:28:13 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 28 replies
    Oregon Air National Guard is requesting permission to expand their flight airspace for F15's training in Oregon and along the Pacific Ocean Coast. They are requesting "Comments during the 'Environmental Impact Analysis Process' underway for the proposed Oregon Airspace Initiative". Be sure to include "Oregon Airspace Initiative" in the subject line.
  • WATER War continuing in Klamath Valley, OREGON

    06/27/2013 11:50:31 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 13 replies
    SaveOurKlamathCountyWater ^ | 6/27/13 | Jenny Newman
    Huge Rally to Save Our Klamath County Water Klamath Falls, OR. More than 100 cattle trucks and related haulers will drive the streets of Klamath Falls on Monday July 1st at 10:00 AM at the Klamath County Court House. We will be meeting at the fairgrounds at 9am. This rally is in support of the ranchers and farmers in the Upper Klamath Basin who have been deprived of their adjudicated water rights. Ranchers and farmers in the Upper Klamath Basin have been notified to cease all diversions for irrigating their pastures and crops, leaving cattle without feed for late summer...

    06/27/2013 11:45:31 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 13 replies
    US Dept. of Agriculture ^ | 6/27/13 | USDA
    See the website pages....
  • Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

    06/27/2013 7:35:14 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 12 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 20, 2013 | Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landa
    President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.
  • Lesbian Real Estate Agents of North Carolina

    05/13/2013 1:36:30 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 47 replies
    The Internet ^ | 5/13/13 | Idiots
    Lesbian real estate agents of North Carolina
  • War Against the Young

    04/14/2013 10:46:46 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/9/13 | Victor Davis Hansen
    “What’s the matter with Kansas?” syndrome of young people voting against their economic interests. Thus follows the constant courting of the hip and cool Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lena Dunham, Occupy Wall Streeters, and others who blend pop culture, sex, youth, energy, and fad — almost anything to avoid the truth that today’s teenagers are starting out each owing a lifetime share of the national debt amounting to more than three-quarters of a million dollars. Those who ran up the debt enjoyed the borrowing, but won’t be around to pay back their proverbial fair share.
  • Thatchers Last Wish - Another Clunker from the Iron Lady

    04/14/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/13 | Eamonn Fingleton
    The news today is that a group of supporters of Margaret Thatcher are pushing a plan to establish a museum and library as a permanent memorial to her. It is clear that the plan, which would establish a first in British politics, has been long in the making and that it not only had Thatcher’s approval but she herself largely instigated the idea. This is another clunker from the Iron Lady – a final terrible idea from a woman who, pace all current hagiography, will be remembered as one of the worst British political leaders of modern times.
  • Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options

    02/28/2013 9:08:50 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/27/2013 | Michelle Obama
    OPINION February 27, 2013, 7:29 p.m. ET Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options In recent years, they have generated more than 70% of the growth in sales for packaged-goods companies. By MICHELLE OBAMA For years, America's childhood obesity crisis was viewed as an insurmountable problem, one that was too complicated and too entrenched to ever really solve. According to the conventional wisdom, healthy food simply didn't sell—the demand wasn't there and higher profits were found elsewhere—so it just wasn't worth the investment. But thanks to businesses across the country, today we are proving the conventional wisdom wrong....
  • Could a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits get passed, and would you support it?

    02/12/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 94 replies
    The People | 2/12/2013 | Me it time, finally, for Term Limits? It seems the only way we can BEGIN to get some control over our "public servants." Here is a Gallup poll (FWIW) that says 75% of Americans would approve Term Limits. Could we make it happen? Would you support it?
  • Where's The Line America?

    09/30/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 21 replies
    website ^ | 9/30/12 | Ken Ivory
    Utah is Leading America in taking back STATES rights...get YOUR State Senators and Reps to follow suit....
  • Why America Needs Factories

    09/27/2012 3:28:10 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 51 replies
    Generationthegreat ^ | 9/27/12 | Ben Nanke
    If you’ve only been living in America for a few years, or if, like me, you only really became aware of your surroundings after the economy went to crap in a pleather briefcase, you might not have noticed the sharp decline in the number of factories on US soil. You might not even know what a factory looks like. How do you find a factory? Is there a password? Does it require a certain state of mind? What is a factory? Sure, there were the days of Henry Ford and his cars of many colors (as long as it’s black),...
  • For all of you "Tenth Amendment Lovers"

    07/21/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    I SPY Radio ^ | 7/21/12 | I SPY Radio
    This One is for All You Tenth Amendment Lovers brought to you by The I Spy Radio Show NOTE: You can download this 42 minute interview after Noon today, or listen live as described below. Saturday, 11a.m.- noon (West Coast time). Listen live on KYKN (1430-AM) or, if you’re outside of the Salem (Oregon) listening area, go to and hit the listen live button. Guest: Ken Ivory, Attorney and State Representative for Utah This week: We talk with Rep. Ken Ivory from Utah, about states’ rights—and individual rights. If you’re a big believer in the Tenth Amendment, you won’t...
  • American Serviceman Refused Service by Muslim Gas Station owner/worker

    07/18/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 33 replies
    ebaumsworld ^ | 7/16/12 | ebaum
    Evidently, in Bogalusa, Louisana, an American Soldier was refused service by the MUSLIM owners/proprietors of a Texaco gas station.
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax

    06/28/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/28/12 | me
    ROMNEY's statement
  • Washington State...

    02/02/2012 7:30:21 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    My husband ^ | 2/2/12 | Me
    If you are experienced in pulp & paper engineering type of work, there is hiring going on in Vancouver, WA - minimal travel. For more info, let me know.
  • U.S. Leans Toward Taxing Chinese Solar Panels

    01/31/2012 2:57:13 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    OPB ECOTROPE ^ | 1/31/12 | Cassandra Profita
    The U.S. Department of Commerce hinted on Monday that American solar panel manufacturers might prevail in their case against subsidized Chinese imports. Led by SolarWorld of Hillsboro, a group of U.S. solar panel manufacturers have asked the federal government to add a 50 to 250 percent tariff to imported solar panels from China to make up for 30 Chinese government subsidy programs that artificially reduce the panel prices Chinese manufacturers can offer. Chinese-made solar panels already represent half the American market, according to this story in the New York Times.
  • 'New release' of climate emails

    11/22/2011 8:44:44 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 103 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/22/11 | Richard Black
    A computer hacking in Russia has lead to a release of more undermining info about "Climate." Here's one tidbit: "Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels."
  • Small Business Owners - ask Herman Cain questions today!

    10/09/2011 9:40:19 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 4 replies
    I Spy On Salem Radio ^ | 10/9/11 | me
    OK....we at our little radio program have been negotiating with the Cain people for a radio interview (Since BEFORE his stock skyrocketed)....we have questions from some small businesses in Oregon, but would like to widen the arena. If you are a small business owner, what ONE question would you ask Herman Cain?
  • Budget Deal Doesn’t Cut Spending

    08/01/2011 4:34:33 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 114 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | Chris Edwards
    House Speaker John Boehner’s bullet points on the deal say that it cuts discretionary spending by $917 billion over 10 years, as “certified by CBO.” These discretionary “cuts” appear to be the same as those in Boehner’s plan from last week. The chart shows CBO’s scoring of those spending cuts (see here and here).
  • Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots

    06/14/2011 8:12:17 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/14/11 | Kerry Sheridan
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – For years, scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flares and sunspot activity, but lately a curious calm has suggested quite the opposite. According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century. The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory. "This is highly...
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY - JAPAN - post news here....

    03/21/2011 8:09:52 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 16 replies
    any ^ | 3/21/11 | any
    Here is the place for news about the RECOVERY and RELIEF efforts going on in JAPAN....please post info for all to see here... Here is the last thread:
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY - JAPAN - post news here....

    03/20/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 66 replies
    any ^ | 3/20/2011 | any
    Post news of Recovery and Relief in Japan....and ways to help.....HERE Here is previous thread....
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY Thread - JAPAN March 18, 2011

    03/18/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 19 replies
    Anywhere ^ | 3/18/11 | anyone
    In order to keep people appraised of the RELIEF and RECOVERY efforts going on in Japan, and also to focus on the NEEDS they have, this thread is posted.
  • LIVE THREAD...Japan RESCUE operations Information...

    03/17/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    All Sources ^ | 3/17/11 | Any
    I think it would be good to separate the Nuclear Reactor news from the RESCUE operation in Japan....that's the purpose of this thread. Please add links you find.
  • Charlotte Iserbyt - Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World

    02/20/2011 11:00:21 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | unknown | Charlotte Iserbyt
    Author of Deliberate Dumbing Down of America speaks....EVERYONE needs to listen to her.....especially now....
  • Grants.Gov

    02/10/2011 9:16:52 PM PST · by goodnesswins
    Federal Government ^ | 2/10/11 | YOUR Tax Money
    Here is an example of JUST ONE Grant offered today.... Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Native Hawaiian Education Program CFDA Number 84.362A Synopsis Full Announcement Application The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 02/09/2011 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. . Document Type: Grants Notice Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-020911-001 Opportunity Category: Discretionary Posted Date: Feb 09, 2011 Creation Date: Feb 09, 2011 Original Closing Date for...
  • Nuclear Waste set to cross Great lakes and Atlantic

    02/06/2011 10:34:07 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Various ^ | 2/6/11 | various
    Below are links to three articles discussing the recent decision by the a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to allow the shipment of 1600 tons of nuclear waste across the Great lakes, the US, and the Atlantic. Anyone else aware of this? Anyone else concerned?
  • Letter to New Young Voters

    10/22/2010 1:46:15 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 5 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 10/22/10 | me
    October 22, 2010 To my nieces: When I was 21 I voted for the first time…..and frankly no one gave me ANY advice, and I needed it. It could have saved me some stupid votes. You are both 18 or above, and this will be your first time voting. You may have gotten some advice, you may not have….here’s mine, for whatever its worth….This is the most important election in probably at least 100 years. Think carefully. When you are young you need help because you don’t understand all the implications of your vote. You don’t have the information, insight,...
  • In Fierce Opposition to a Muslim Center, Echoes of an Old Fight

    10/11/2010 5:25:46 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/7/2010 | Paul Vitello
    Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles. .......But cooler heads eventually prevailed; the project proceeded to completion. And this week, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Lower Manhattan — the locus of all that controversy two centuries ago and now the oldest Catholic church in New York State — is celebrating the 225th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone. See more at link.
  • Actors Recruited for President Obama Townhall Oct 14th

    10/10/2010 3:49:18 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 20 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC MTV, BET, and CMT (prods.) are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Washington, DC. Seeking—Audience Members: males and females, 18+. To apply, email and put "Town Hall" in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are ...[more] -Multiple- Submissions only Submission deadline is Oct. 14 Entertainment Jobs, Nonunion TV/Video, Reality TV & Documentary
  • Names of Long Time DEM/RINO Incumbent challengers wanted (Nat'l and State House & Senate races)

    08/28/2010 7:57:51 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    ME | 8/28/2010 | me
    Can anyone give me some names of the best candidates to support against LONG TIME (Dem/Rino) incumbents (10+ years) in STATE and NATIONAL House and Senate races? Or a better place to post this question?
  • Oregon Primary Election Results, May 18, 2010

    05/18/2010 5:35:41 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 82 replies · 3,082+ views
    All Sources ^ | 5/18/2010 | Oregon
    I'm just posting this to get it started....Everyone feel free to report in!
  • Obama administration now openly assisting illegal alien workers

    05/06/2010 8:52:43 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 19 replies · 729+ views
    Examiner, Portland ^ | 4/4/10 | Dave Gibson
    Obama administration now openly assisting illegal alien workers April 4, 5:22 AM Immigration Reform Examiner Dave Gibson Labor Secretary Hilda Solis U.S. Dept. of Labor On Thursday, Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, announced the “We Can Help” campaign designed to protect day laborers, even if they are illegal aliens. Solis said her agency recently added 250 field investigators to enforce labor laws, but will apparently not report those here illegally to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The same day that Solis announced the Obama administration’s effort, mostly on behalf of illegal aliens, Labor Department investigator Paul Ramirez visited a day...