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  • MULTNOMAH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    03/16/2019 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Multnomah County Republicans ^ | March 13, 2019 | James Buchal
    Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal announced that he has filed suit on behalf of Portland parents with students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for violations of their First Amendment rights arising from the massive anti-gun demonstrations PPS organized a year ago. "Every parent with children in the Portland Public Schools should download and read a copy of the Complaint (available here)," said Buchal, "because it demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives." The suit is based on thousands of documents recovered through a Public Records...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Settles Lawsuit Over Gun Sale Age Restrictions

    03/15/2019 5:41:29 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | December 4, 2018 | Jonathan Levinson
    Tyler Watson, a 20-year-old Oregonian, settled his age discrimination lawsuit last month against Dick’s Sporting Goods. In February, the retailer changed its firearms policy, raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21. Soon after the change, Watson attempted to by a .22 caliber Ruger rifle and was turned away. The legal age to buy a gun in Oregon is 18, but Dick’s made the decision to raise the minimum age after the store learned a 19-year-old school shooter in Parkland, Florida, had legally bought a firearm from one of its stores. The corporation encouraged the government to similarly...
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Intends to Slam the Back Door on Parents Donating to Colleges

    03/14/2019 7:21:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | March 13, 2019 | Aaron Mesh
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today seized on headlines about rich parents cheating their children into elite universities, declaring his intent to eliminate an old tax break that lets donors contribute to colleges while their kids are being considered for admission. Wyden announced that he'll introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate to "end the tax break for donations made to schools before or during the enrollment of children of the donor's family." His spokesman Henry Stern tells WW this will be the first time Wyden has introduced such a bill. "Middle-class families don't have access to this back door...
  • Southern Oregon man shot in groin by ex-girlfriend after breaking into her house, police say

    03/12/2019 8:21:51 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 03/12/2019 | Everton Bailey Jr
    A 32-year-old man who threatened to harm his ex-girlfriend was shot in the groin by her while breaking into her Grants Pass home early Monday and later arrested, police say. Michael L. Fouch was taken to a hospital for treatment and then booked into the Josephine County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree assault and menacing, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The 31-year-old woman called 911 around 1 a.m. when Fouch arrived at her home and was still on the line when Fouch forced his way into her bedroom, where she retreated with her child, police said....
  • I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

    03/10/2019 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/10/2019 | Jamie Shupe
    Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but non-binary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.
  • I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

    03/10/2019 6:21:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10 March 2019 | Jamie Shupe
    Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but non-binary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am. I’m one of the lucky...
  • Ben Lomond Person Receives First Intersex Birth Certificate

    01/18/2017 3:03:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | JANUARY 17, 2017 | ANNE-MARIE HARRISON
    Sara Kelly Keenan says she’s living proof that gender isn’t binarySara Kelly Keenan was sitting in a booth with her father at Santa Cruz Diner eight years ago this month when he admitted that doctors had wanted to assign her a gender when she was born: “They said that they could make you a 3-inch penis if I wanted them to, but I said, ‘Hell no, that’s my daughter, she’s a girl!’” “That’s when I realized that he knew I was genetically a male,” says Keenan. It took 49 years and the onset of advanced Alzheimer’s for Keenan’s father to...
  • I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

    03/11/2019 6:36:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 10, 2019 | Jamie Shupe
    Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am. I’m one of the lucky...
  • Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy spent 57 days in hospital after tetanus diagnosis: CDC

    03/09/2019 6:20:13 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 8th 2019 | Brendan Rand
    An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon spent 57 days in a hospital, including 47 days in the intensive care unit, and racked up almost $1 million in medical costs after being diagnosed with tetanus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The boy was Oregon's first case of tetanus in almost 30 years, according to the CDC, citing the Oregon Health Authority. Tetanus is caused by bacteria found in dirt that can enter the body through breaks in the skin, and vaccines are the best way to prevent it, per the CDC. The child was cut...
  • Next Up: Democrats Want Children to Vote

    03/08/2019 10:10:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2019 | J. Christian Adams
    Oregon legislation to allow children to vote should bring to an end our first reaction to crazy ideas involving our elections -- namely laughter. It’s dangerous to laugh at proposals like child-voting when the advocates are deadly serious. Oregon Senator Shemia Fagan introduced legislation at a press conference to allow sixteen-year-olds to vote. She was flanked by teens wearing homemade T-shirts criticizing firearms. "Sixteen-year-olds are couch surfing with friends while their families are experiencing homelessness, and begging us to take action to protect their future and planet," Fagan said. As long as democracies have existed, and as long as...
  • Ron Wyden: James Clapper ‘Lying,’ Was Sent NSA Surveillance Question Before Testimony

    03/07/2019 8:56:03 AM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/6/2019
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Wednesday slammed former National Intelligence Director James Clapper for claiming he did not purposely lie to Congress when asked about an NSA mass surveillance program in March 2013, saying he sent the longtime intelligence official the question ahead of the hearing. “James Clapper needs to stop making excuses for lying to the American people about mass surveillance. To be clear: I sent him the question in advance. I asked him to correct the record afterward. He chose to let the lie stand,” the Oregon Democrat responded to Clapper’s excuse in a tweet.
  • 21 states, DC sue Trump administration over rules cutting Planned Parenthood funding

    03/06/2019 11:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/04/2019 | by Kimberly Leonard
    Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over new rules that would cut federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide or discuss abortions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, announced his decision on Monday to sue separately in a press conference and a coalition of 19 other states and the District of Columbia prepared to file their own suit Tuesday. The rule in dispute applies to a $286 million-a-year grant, known as Title X, that pays for birth control, testing of sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer screenings for 4 million low-income...
  • Thousands of fake government IDs made in covert Oregon lab were sold across U.S., prosecutors say

    03/05/2019 4:34:20 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 5, 2019 | Maxine Bernstein
    A Woodburn man pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy that produced more than 10,000 fraudulent government identification cards, including driver’s licenses from Oregon and more than 25 other states, U.S. Social Security cards, false immigration records, birth certificates, marriage licenses and vehicle titles. Miguel Merecias-Lopez, 24, and unidentified conspirators worked out of a secret photo lab in Woodburn, using digital cameras, computers, scanners, laminators and a high-resolution printer to produce bogus documents that they sold and distributed in Oregon and mailed across the United States, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Sax. The investigation continues and other arrests...
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio and House Democrats are reintroducing a financial services tax with AOC

    03/04/2019 5:53:43 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/04/19 | Brian Schwartz
    House Democrats are reintroducing their proposal of a financial transaction tax on stock, bond and derivative deals, and this time they've signed on a key new supporter: left-wing firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is leading the effort to bring back a bill, titled the "Wall Street Tax Act of 2019," which slaps a tax on securities transactions and could have a particular negative effect on high-frequency traders. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is the lead co-sponsor. DeFazio is expected to file the bill on Tuesday. "What we were looking at is if there's a sweet spot when you do a...
  • Benchmade aids Local Police, Helps Destroy Guns, Offends Customers

    02/28/2019 4:42:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Second Amendment supporters on the Internet are incensed about Benchmade Knives helping their local police department, the Oregon City P.D., destroy guns the department had in their custody. The Oregon City Police Department posted an image on their Facebook page, showing the Police Department destroying guns with Benchmade equipment.The image was reposted on the Benchmade page, to show that Benchmade was helping the local police. This created the impression that Benchmade approved of the needless destruction of firearms. When Benchmade started to receive criticism from Second Amendment supporters, they posted this statement from the police: The Oregon City PD...
  • L.A.-Bound Amtrak Train With 183 Passengers Has Been Stranded in Oregon for More Than 24 Hours

    02/26/2019 7:18:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    KTLA ^ | 02/26/2019
    The train hit a tree that had fallen onto the tracks. It hasn’t moved more than 30 hours. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told CNN that none of the 183 passengers and dozen crew members were injured, but that “conditions further deteriorated with numerous track blockages from snow and fallen trees.” “Due to worsening conditions, area road closures and no viable way to safely transport passengers or crews via alternate transportation, Train 11 stopped in Oakridge, Oregon,” The train had power and enough food on board — for which passengers will not be charged, Amtrak said on Twitter on Monday. But...
  • Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

    02/24/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is set to escalate a long simmering fight over President Trump's judicial nominees. Republicans are poised to confirm a pick for the influential circuit courts next week without the support of either of the nominee's home-state senators—a first for the Trump era. Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Trump’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening. “The judicial train is running in the committee and it will soon hit the floor,”...
  • Portland listening session turns into extremist ‘sh*tshow’ as activists demand ...

    02/23/2019 1:44:09 AM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | John Sexton
    Full Title: Portland listening session turns into extremist ‘sh*tshow’ as activists demand police force be disbanded Last week a Portland police lieutenant named Jeff Niiya was accused of colluding with right-wing protest group Patriot Prayer after a string of his texts were released to the public. Lt. Niiya’s job is to coordinate with protest groups coming to the city and the texts show him doing just that, i.e. chatting with Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson about the group’s intentions and planned movements. As I noted last week, Lt. Niiya has previously been in close contact with a member of Antifa who...
  • Portland, Oregon, pulls out of FBI terrorism task force, following San Francisco's lead

    02/22/2019 5:01:46 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2019 | Greg Re
    Over the objection of the city's police chief and mayor, Portland, Oregon's city council on Wednesday narrowly voted to stop cooperating with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), citing alleged surveillance of left-wing activists and arguing that the partnership between local officials and federal authorities was ultimately ineffective. Law enforcement officials said a similar decision by San Francisco officials in 2017 had endangered the public, and that the New York City Police Department's membership in the JTTF has directly helped foil numerous terrorists, including would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. Portland, a virulently left-wing city, has had a rocky...
  • Benchmade Knife Company Helps Oregon City Police Destroy Firearms

    02/21/2019 6:16:45 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    In a social media post that has since been removed, the Oregon City Police wrote, “Thank you Benchmade Knife Company for assisting us today by cutting up guns that are ready to be destroyed.” The backlash against Benchmade’s willingness to cut up firearms was intense, and the Oregon City Police used a Facebook post to try to quell the public’s outrage: We understand some of our followers are upset with Benchmade knives because of a recent post we put out. The post did not give everyone the full story on why the guns were required to be destroyed. We receive...