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  • Oregon bank now says it won't work with Colorado marijuana businesses

    01/27/2015 11:41:26 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    MBank, an Oregon bank that last week said it would allow Colorado marijuana businesses to open accounts, now says it won't. The Denver Post reports the bank is saying it doesn't have the infrastructure to handle the volume of customers in the pot industry. But the newspaper cites unnamed sources as saying federal banking regulators told MBank the move was too risky. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, companies in the industry haven't been able to find a bank to handle their business. MBank doesn't have a Colorado location. Instead, MBank intended to have marijuana businesses deposit their cash...
  • Man sues Walmart over gas can explosion (Darwin award)

    01/26/2015 8:44:56 PM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    KOIN.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | AP
    The Register-Guard reports Daniel Rowlett is seeking $13 million. He says Walmart sold him a plastic can produced by Blitz USA that exploded as he poured fuel into a burn barrel in October 2013. He suffered burns over nearly half his body.
  • Elizabeth Hovde: Reaction to anti-abortion rally highlights Portland's intolerance...

    01/25/2015 11:32:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Hovde
    FULL TITLE: Elizabeth Hovde: Reaction to anti-abortion rally highlights Portland's intolerance for opposing views People in the Portland area tend to say minorities should be heard and valued. There's a lot of bragging about this tolerant, nonconformist land. And "Keep Portland Weird" has become an informal mantra of the city's residents, with a bumper sticker always married to a car, wall or backpack nearby. (Never mind that the saying was imported from an Austin, Texas, buy-local campaign started by the Austin Independent Business Alliance. Details, details.) But pride in feeling superior, another Portland tendency, trumps that whole valuing-minority-opinions thing, I...
  • Keystone debate ends with Democrats' ire

    01/23/2015 1:01:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)Senators worked till midnight on Thursday moving through a series of amendments to a bill that would green-light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but Senate Democrats wanted to stay longer. At least, they were frustrated with what they said was a double standard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who moved to end debate on the bill and set up a final vote next week after tabling a number of Democratic amendments. The Senate had already voted on 15 amendments, 10 of which were offered by Democrats and another five from Republicans. But Democrats cried foul at...
  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 7:13:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn’t fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be. If I could've waved a wand the day after the election, I would've reversed the election and said, 'This was a bad idea,’” Hickenlooper said Friday on CNBC's “Squawk Box.” “You don't want to be the first person to do something like this,” he said. He said that he tells other governors to “wait...
  • State Persecuting 88-year-old Doctor Who Treats Poor From His Car

    01/22/2015 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 21, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Doctors’ house calls are considered a thing of the past, but not in the appointment book of Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, an 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Mississippi. The good doctor will see you no matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have — as long his 2007 Toyota Camry can deliver him to your location. But now his state’s medical board wants to see him gone. Dr. Landrum, a WWII veteran, was forced to make a change after crime drove him from his Edwards, Mississippi, office two years ago, and he couldn’t find another space...
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got ‘Lazy’ Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got ‘lazy’ sentenced It’s long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe that’s because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from ­Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or “junk” mail), but included 27 voter ballots from May’s primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Portland anti-abortion rally features speaker with a punk rock sensibility

    01/20/2015 5:22:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    About 1,000 opponents of abortion rallied under damp skies in downtown Portland Sunday and heard from a keynote speaker whose appearance reflected the city's hipster vibe. Bryan Kemper, who once lived in Portland, sported elaborate arm tattoos, ear piercings and a faded T-shirt as he addressed the crowd marking the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision establishing abortion rights. While he was soft-spoken in conversation, there was nothing laid back about Kemper's rhetoric at the Pioneer Courthouse Square rally organized by Oregon Right to Life. He criticized Christian churches that don't do enough to fight abortion...
  • 64,000 People With Concealed Handgun Permits in Metro Portland Counties (Oregon)

    01/20/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | 01/19/2015 | Annie Ellison
    Between 2011 and 2014, 46,655 permits to carry concealed firearms in the counties surrounding Portland were issued, according to data obtained by GoLocalPDX. In Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah Counties, there are a combined 64,308 active Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL), according to the most recent available data. n Multnomah County alone, the number of active permits grew from 16,090 in 2011 to 22,875 in 2014. The number of permits grew more slowly in Washington County, from 14,339 in 2011 to 19,965 in 2014. Between 2011 and 2014, 23,347 CHL’s were issued in Clackamas County.
  • Interstate 84 semi-truck crash: Crushed by 2 big rigs, he walks out with 2 Band-Aids

    01/18/2015 8:34:59 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 51 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 17, 2015 | Andrew Theen
    Sometimes the picture says it all. For Kaleb Whitby, the picture says a little too much. He'd rather not think about it — the semi-trucks flattening his Chevy Silverado like a panini press. Amid the tangled steel after the predawn crash near Baker City sat Whitby: intact, trapped and full of questions. "Thank God that I'm still alive," Whitby said. "Now I've got to go figure out why."
  • Portland teen accused of threatening to blow up NE Portland deli 'in the name of Allah,' ...

    01/14/2015 12:43:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.oregonlive.com ^ | January 12, 2015 at 4:41 PM, updated January 12, 2015 at 5:13 PM | By Maxine Bernstein
    A 19-year-old is accused of threatening workers repeatedly at a Northeast Portland deli when he wasn't able to buy a single cigarette, saying he would blow up the store "in the name of Allah," court records say. Abdalah Mohamed also is accused of making disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel in July, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Mohamed was arraigned Monday afternoon on two counts of second-degree intimidation. He entered not guilty pleas to each count. He was booked into the downtown Portland jail on the warrant Friday. Court records indicate he's lived in Northeast Portland for about six...
  • Duty to Die: Author Says Too Few People in Oregon are Requesting Assisted Suicide

    01/12/2015 8:10:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/12/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    Just as an illustration of where too many among the intelligentsia and technocratic classes are concerning euthanasia: I would like to briefly review a book review by former New England Journal of Medicine executive editor–and assisted suicide booster–Marcia Angell.Angell reviews Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. I have read the book and written a review, not yet published, so I can’t expound on that here. But I would like to focus on Angell’s increasing zeal for legalizing assisted suicide–and now, in this review, euthanasia.Angell spends about a quarter of her long review discussing just...
  • Secretary Jewell Unveils Greater Sage Grouse Plan

    01/11/2015 5:15:40 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Washington, DC – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order calling for a comprehensive science-based strategy to address the more frequent and intense wildfires that are damaging vital sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands, particularly in the Great Basin region of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and California. The strategy will begin to be implemented during the 2015 fire season. Goals include reducing the size, severity and cost of rangeland fires, addressing the spread of cheatgrass and other invasive species, and positioning wildland fire management resources for more effective rangeland fire response. “Targeted action is urgently needed to...
  • Congress blocks sage grouse protections, but work goes on

    12/18/2014 4:41:23 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. They could determine the greater sage grouse is heading toward possible extinction, but they would be unable to intervene under the Endangered Species Act. The bird’s fate instead remains largely in the hands of the 11 individual states where they are found. President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Tuesday with a provision that barred money from being spent on rules to protect the chicken-sized bird...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to “show a little respect.” Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Kitzhaber is allowing climate malpractice: Guest opinion

    01/04/2015 3:11:36 PM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | Gordon Fulks
    Recent revelations in The Oregonian that Cylvia Hayes, Gov. John Kitzhaber's girlfriend, was involved in yet more questionable activities should not surprise anyone. It is not a big step from immigration fraud to conspiracy to produce illegal drugs to charging taxpayers $41 for a breakfast while promoting climate hysteria. I hope that she got three strips of bacon with the $41 breakfast!
  • Air regulators ban "visible chimney smoke" from woodstoves in Eugene area (Oregon)

    01/02/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by aimhigh · 83 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 01/02/2015 | The Oregonian
    Woodstove owners in the Eugene-Springfield area have been pouring on the fuel during a cold snap, and air-quality regulators say a buildup of pollution means the burning has to be curbed. A ban on visible chimney smoke could last through Sunday, when warmer weather is expected. The ban imposed Thursday in Eugene-Springfield applies to the urban growth boundary. That includes numerous less-developed areas just outside city limits.
  • #Ferguson supporters won’t let elderly lady get on bus who cries “I need that bus, move out the way”

    12/29/2014 8:22:28 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    http://newsninja2012.com ^ | December 29, 2014 at 5:33 AM | Wayne Dupree
    Portland protesters for #Ferguson movement blocked the busy intersection of 39th & Belmont, got into several shouting matches with drivers, sung Christmas carol parodies that included “Deck the halls with rows of dead cops” and “Cop free Christmas”, chanted “What do we want? NO COPS”, got into more shouting and shoving matches, and were plowed into by one driver on Peacock Lane, which is home to one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Portland.
  • Workers Say They Are Hurting In West Coast Port Slowdown

    12/28/2014 7:18:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2014 | Connor D. Wolf
    The West Coast port slowdowns are hurting workers as well as retailers this holiday season.The NBC affiliate in Seattle reported that many of those who work for the ports can’t afford utilities or Christmas gifts for their families because the slowdowns have delayed their paychecks. The work slowdowns are the result of a seven-month labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Each side of the dispute blames the other.Vicki Raiter, the mother of one of the Port of Tacoma workers, told the local NBC affiliate, “If the shipments aren’t coming, then...
  • Sharpton is a pure racist (Saturbray)

    12/27/2014 6:20:29 AM PST · by bray · 25 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/27/14 | bray
    James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. There is no question the most racist group in America is African Americans. Their hatred of every other group is being shown on the news every night. White America has for the past fifty years tried to get along with blacks and generally like them, however that relationship is becoming very one sided. You can only tolerate a group which only responds with violence to your outreach for so long before you finally have to cut bait. America has fought a war...
  • Kilmer calls for swift renewal of Secure Rural Schools program ( WA and across the West )

    12/26/2014 4:35:35 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    kbkw ^ | December 19, 2014
    Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called on Congressional leaders to reauthorize a program that provides key support to rural communities. Representatives Kilmer, Chris Stewart (R-UT), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) led a letter urging the swift renewal of Secure Rural Schools (SRS) to help counties with national forests. Since national forest land cannot be taxed by counties or states, for more than 100 years the Forest Service has shared revenues from timber harvests on federal lands with the nearby communities. In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the members pointed out that SRS...
  • Dropped Federal Funds Have Counties on Alert ( Rural areas across the West )

    12/26/2014 4:26:27 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Molly Priddy
    Flathead, Lincoln counties could lose millions if Secure Rural Schools is not reauthorized. Congress recently passed a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the United States government in operation, but missing from that bill are the funds that many counties in Montana have come to rely on in their annual budgets. The budget bill dropped $330 million in funding from Secure Rural Schools, a federal program run through the U.S. Forest Service providing funding for counties and schools. Last year, Flathead County received just over $1.6 million in SRS funding; roughly $1,067,000 went toward the county’s road department, and the...
  • Legal marijuana drawing homeless to Colorado

    12/26/2014 6:48:42 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 12/24/2014 | /Doug Pensinger
    DENVER -- Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible. Easterling is among a growing number of homeless people who have recently come to Colorado seeking its legal marijuana, and who now remain in the state and occupy beds in shelters, according to service providers. While no state agency records how many homeless people were...
  • GOVERNMENT FUNDED NON-PROFIT Holds “Blacks Only” #Ferguson Meeting

    12/24/2014 10:07:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | December 23, 2014 | Michael Strickland
    The Portland, OR branch of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party held an event at Portland’s Center For Intercultural Organizing. The AAPRP puts on several events and organizes in communities, but this time, the event was specifically “blacks only”. No whites, no Asians, no latinos/latinas, no natives… Only “for all who identify as being of African descent“. The Center For Intercultural Organizing is a 501(c)3 non profit. According to Guidestar.org, the organization is heavily dependent on government grants. From 2010 through 2012, they received a total of $434,012.86 in “government grants”. In 2009, they filed the EZ version of the...
  • Divest the West (Saturbray)

    12/20/2014 8:28:57 AM PST · by bray · 3 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/20/14 | bray
    Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 While the world was caught up in a cheesy movie and the race war, there was a major event happening in Salt Lake City. No it was not the declaration of Romney's 10th run at the presidency, there was a convention of Western States discussing how to finally get their land turned...
  • Children caroling get kicked out of Klamath Falls Walmart

    12/19/2014 10:09:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 47 replies
    KOBI ^ | December 18, 2014
    Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Children caroling inside the Klamath Falls Walmart say they were kicked out Thursday night and told to leave or police would be called. Parents tell NBC5 News that a group of students from Henley High School were caroling at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday night when they were asked to leave in a manner that frightened some of the kids. A manager at the Klamath Falls Walmart declined to comment. We are told however, that the students were not invited to be there and the singing was on private property. According to another parent, who recorded...
  • “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protester Tries To Block Traffic, Get’s What He Deserved

    12/18/2014 1:04:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    mad world news ^ | december 18, 2014 | robert rich
    Despite Ferguson and like-minded protesters thinking that the world is fixed on them, they’ve yet to realize that in lieu of the Grand Jury verdict, the world has moved on. So when one Portland protester tried to maliciously stop traffic by walking into the road, you can imagine his surprise when one driver swerved toward him, allegedly yelled, “Get a job,” and ran him over… well, at least his foot. As KGW reports: Julian Rist, 19, was injured while he was in a group of protesters blocking traffic in the middle of West Burnside Street near 10th Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete...
  • Oregonians, Freep this 2nd amendment petition

    12/17/2014 4:59:50 PM PST · by Tailback · 7 replies
    Change.org ^ | 12-17-14 | Cry Liberty!
    Let's Freep this petition to prevent the smelly hippies in Corvallis to restrict open carry. Maintain and protect the right to self defense of all residents and citizens, through the lawful open carry of loaded firearms in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Man suspected of throwing pipe bombs during chase

    12/17/2014 10:06:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    kgw.com ^ | december 17, 2014
    A wanted man may have thrown four pipe bombs from a car in Southeast Portland Tuesday during a police pursuit. The person of interest is still at large. Investigators said the same man likely led police on three other chases in the past few days. Neal Allen Panschow, 43, was suspected of speeding away in a silver Honda Civic two-door car on Southeast Flavel Drive just after 4:40 p.m. when officers tried to pull the car over, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police. The driver threw what appeared to be an explosive device from the car onto the...
  • GOVERNOR MARKELL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE NEWDEAL ‘NEW IDEAS CHALLENGE’

    12/16/2014 9:40:15 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    The New Deal ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Laura Burton Capps
    Today at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, Governor Jack Markell, an honorary chair of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), announced the winners of the group’s New Ideas Challenge. NewDEAL is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials working to expand opportunity in the changing economy.
  • Republican Surrender (Saturbray)

    12/13/2014 7:27:05 AM PST · by bray · 10 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/13/14 | bray
    When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Matthew 2:4-6 NIV If anyone tries to make the argument that either Party is not run by Marxists they have to look no further than John Bohner and his...
  • Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 22-Year-Old Man in Connection With Portland School Shooting

    12/13/2014 5:55:46 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | Zach Noble
    Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with Friday’s shooting at an Oregon high school for at-risk students. Police have been searching for a gunman who left three young people hospitalized in what investigators say appears to be a gang-related shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland.
  • School shooting, Portland Oregon. 3 shot.

    12/12/2014 1:09:28 PM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    vanity | 122/12/2014 | aimhigh
    3 shot outside of high school in Portland. 3 victims, no fatalities yet. Shooter is being hunted by police. May be gang shooting.
  • House Dems block charitable tax bill

    12/11/2014 10:17:59 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 12:56 PM EST | By Bernie Becker and Cristina Marcos
    House Democrats blocked legislation on Thursday that would have permanently extended three tax credits for charitable giving, ending an effort to give nonprofits a last-minute victory. The bill got a strong majority in the House, with 275 members voting for it, including 47 Democrats. But the measure fell eight votes short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass, with 149 Democrats voting against it after House Democratic leaders whipped against it and President Obama threatened a veto. The vote ends a last-ditch effort by the nonprofit sector to get three of its priorities into law for good, after a...
  • Shovel-ready: Stimulus funds still being spent on manure project

    12/09/2014 1:45:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/9/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Almost six years after the passage of the stimulus package, taxpayer dollars have finally found their way into a shovel ready project: $60,000 to haul horse manure. Sold as an opportunity to bring America into the “21st century,” the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus, is now being used to remove wild horse manure off of public lands.
  • Uber launches in Portland (Oregon) without city's approval.

    12/06/2014 10:15:53 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 29 replies
    KGW.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Sara Roth
    PORTLAND, Ore. – The ride-sharing app Uber launched in Portland Friday night without the city's approval. Uber's regional manager Brooke Stever said the app began working at 5 p.m. and drivers were able to immediately begin offering rides.
  • Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

    12/04/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 129 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31. In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. ... With the 2012 law, Utah placed itself on...
  • Obama’s feds hid key data to get Calif. lead ammo ban passed in backdoor gun control move

    12/03/2014 3:12:37 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun control advocates used plight of iconic California condor to push legislation. A pro-hunting group is up in arms after obtaining emails that it says indicate that a federal official withheld critical data on lead blood levels in the California condor until after gun control advocates in the California state legislature used the iconic bird’s plight to help push through a law last year to ban lead ammunition. ... Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, accused the Fish and Wildlife Service of deliberately sitting on the report in order to bolster the chances of passage of Assembly...
  • Cop Who Hugged Crying Kid in Viral Photo Allegedly Supported Darren Wilson

    12/02/2014 10:57:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Root ^ | December 2, 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    Portland, Ore., police Sgt. Bret Barnum may have gotten a prime photo op, but whose side is he really on? Over the last week, while protests were being held in Ferguson, Mo., the Portland, Ore., police have been quietly dealing with their own law-enforcement issues. According to the Portland Mercury, several police officers are now under fire for their activities on Facebook. Officers Rich Storm, Rob Blanck and Kris Barber changed their profile photos to Portland police badges with a rubber bracelet engraved with “I am Darren Wilson.” Soon after the discovery of the profile photos, Chief Mike Reese of...
  • Oregon Considers Universal Background Checks

    12/02/2014 8:43:55 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When Oregon's Democrat-controlled legislature convenes in February 2015, they are expected to consider passing a bill requiring universal background checks on firearm sales.
  • [Black] Kid Holding ‘Free Hugs’ Sign at Protest Attracts [white] Cop’s Attention

    11/29/2014 10:51:34 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Full title: Kid Holding ‘Free Hugs’ Sign at Protest Attracts Cop’s Attention. What Happens at the End of Their Encounter Goes Viral. Police Sergeant Bret Barnum was wearing protective head gear and patrolling a protest earlier this week in Portland, Oregon — one of several flashpoint U.S. cities that have seen demonstrations after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. But amid the and anger and loud voices on Nov. 25, something altogether different got Barnum’s attention: A kid with tears in his eyes...
  • Communist, Palestinian Groups Join Ferguson Protesters In Oregon

    11/27/2014 6:24:35 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://seattle.cbslocal.com/ ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. .....The protest had many elements of the Occupy Portland movement, which galvanized protesters in the city and formed a network of people who still communicate via mass text message. As with Occupy, the vast majority of protesters preached peace, but a fringe group of people — some covering their faces with black bandannas — advocated violence and confrontations with police. And like Occupy, the original protest drew a disparate group of people together, not all of whom agreed with one another. Military veterans called for peace, a communist group called for the overthrow of capitalism, and a group...
  • Watch These Liberals Admit Their Gun Control Policies Don’t Work

    11/29/2014 8:36:06 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    mrconservative.com ^ | 5/12/2014 | Mr. Conservative
    For the years that gun control has been debated it’s been unclear up until this point whether or not gun-control advocates believe the false facts and lies they spew in an effort to demonize guns. As it turns out, they don’t as a video was recently compiled showing several anti-gunners openly admitting that gun control has no effect.
  • Portland officers ordered to take down 'I am Darren Wilson' badge images

    11/24/2014 12:34:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    FOX 12 KPTV-TV ^ | November 24, 2014 | By FOX 12 Staff
    <p>PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Three Portland police officers posted images on their personal Facebook pages of the official Portland Police Bureau badge, surrounded by a bracelet saying, "I am Darren Wilson."</p> <p>Chief Mike Reese ordered them to remove the images Monday.</p>
  • Activist “Disgusted” Over Portland Officers’ Solidarity With Ferguson Cop

    11/24/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | November 24, 2014 | Staff
    A Portland activist said she was “disgusted” over recent Facebook postings by Portland police that displayed solidarity with a Missouri police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen. On Monday afternoon, a Missouri grand jury had yet to announce if it had indicted officer Darren Wilson after Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed on Aug 9. Sunday evening, a social media flurry kicked up on Facebook after three Portland police officers posted images of a police badge covered by a black band reading “I am Darren Wilson.” “I think it’s sickening and it promotes fear amongst our...
  • Transcript of Obama’s Speech to the Gay Lobby Group Human Rights Campaign

    10/13/2009 5:38:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 490+ views
    Americans For Truth ^ | 10/10/2009 | B. H. Obama (et al)
    For Immediate Release October 10, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C. 8:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you’re making me blush. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) To Joe Solmonese, who’s doing an outstanding job on behalf of HRC. (Applause.) To my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean, co-founder of HRC. (Applause.) Representative Patrick Kennedy. (Applause.) David Huebner, the Ambassador-designee to New Zealand and Samoa. (Applause.) John Berry, our Director of OPM, who’s doing a great job. (Applause.) Nancy...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy (Friend of Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that “Detectives from...
  • Terry Bean's (major Obama fundraiser) Former Boyfriend Arrested

    11/20/2014 10:19:03 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 20, 2014 | Nigel Jaquiss
    Kiah Lawson, a former boyfriend of prominent Portland real estate developer and political fundraiser Terry Bean was arrested last night in Portland. Lawson, 25, was arrested in connection with the same alleged crimes that prompted Portland police to arrest Bean yesterday: allegations of sodomy in the third degree and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Lane County last year. Lawson and Bean's tempestuous relationship, which included mutual restraining orders and Bean's allegation that the younger man tried to extort money from him led a WW cover story earlier this year. As WW reported, Bean went to the Multnomah County...